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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 29, 1934
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EIGHTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 29 1934 Mason City's Calendar NORTH IOWA MERCHANTS PREPARE FOR SALES TAX; April 1--Easter Sunday. April 8--Senegalese drum and bugle corps cake-walk under sponsorship of Legion auxiliary. April 8, 4, 5, « - Globe-Gazette cooking school, building show. high school , April 4, 5, 6 mid 7--Boys' annual hobby-show at Y. M. C. A... spon- · sored by Kiwanis club and boys department of the Y M. C. A April 7--Monthly meeting of UCT : and auxiliary at the P. G. and E. auditorium including 6:30 o'clock 4prU Pe £-Hamilton college semiannual graduation and banquet April H--Northern district Rebekah convention. Here in Mason City Dance Clear Lake Country Cl»b. 'Sat, Sun., Mch. 31, Apr. 1. Ba. 40e. Ladies and gentlemen--Call 676, : Lillian Reid's Beauty Shop, for an ' I electric manicure. Painless, pleas^ant and sanitary. ' Old Time Dance Community Bldg. : Clear Lake, Sat. nite. Mar. 31. White Eagle Orch. Ball bearing, knee action roUer 89c and up. Mason City Co. v for gasoline! Why not · : gef the* BEST? The new DIXIE GOLDEN Gasoline is a high-test, high-octane gasoline. It costs' no more than the regular gasoline but : you get better performance and more miles. Let us prove it to you! LOG CABIN OIL CO. : skates, Mason City Milk Dealers Working on Tax Sales Schedule . A delegation of Mason City milk ' dealers left Thursday morning for Des Moines to attend a meeting in which an attempt will be made to get a statewide agreement for the collection of the sales tax. At this meeting a committee will :lie appointed to confer with the ; state board of assessment and re:view on a proposed schedule. The attitude .of the Mason City "'dealers was sounded out at a meet- ling held Wednesday evening. The schedule approved by the local dealers however, waa not made public for the reason that it might bring confusion when a final · schedule is adopted.. .' · i and . His Orchestra' to Play at Lake Dance Al Hamilton and his orchestra favorites of the sunny.'south, ..will supply the music and novelty enter tainment for the dance to be helc at the Clear Lake Country club Sat urday night of this week, and Sun day night,'April 1. Southern mel odies and songs will be featured on the program. . Walter Ames,' -manager, state that there will be no" public dance held at the clubhouse after nex Sunday .night until about : June 1 A dedecorating program will b carried'out and the interior is to. have a Japanese garden effect Tables and large umbrellas are to Be arranged around the ballroom floor and the country club will be open to the public every night commencing about the first, week in June. An orchestra, is to be booked for the summer season and the place will be operated cabaret style. A variety of floor show attractions will entertain the guests. LAW GOES INTO EFFECT SUNDAY; RULES EXPLAINED )uty of Retailer to Add Tax to His Prices, Board States. Mason City and North Iowa mer- hants are completing arrangements his week for putting into opera- ion the new Iowa retail sales tax, 'hich becomes effective Sunday, The sales tax is the principal evenue source of the state's re- ised tax program adopted by the ecent special session of the gen- ral assembly. Together with the wo other forms of intangible taxes evied by the act, the corporate and jidividual income taxes, the new ystem is expected to lift about 20,000,000 of the tax burden from eal property. Although the sales tax is techni- ally imposed the retailers, since iey must pay the full tax of 2 per ent of their gross receipts withjn 0 days after the expiration of each quarterly period, it is in reality a :ax on the consumer, and according o the law, the retailer is expected o pass it on to the consumer. Must Add Tax. The law makes it the duty of the etailer "so far as it is practicable" add the tax, or average equivalent, to the sales price. In the case of fractions the board of assessment and review worked out a schedule whereby art- cles of from 1 to 14 cents will result n no tax to the consumer, from 15 :o 65 cents, one cent tax, and from 66 cents to a dollar, two cents. On sales of $1 or more a straight two cent tax will be imposed, governed y major fractions. The Retail Merchants association has sent out bulletins on the sales tax law to all 300 retailers in the community and has placed in the lands of its members copies of the "sales tax catechism" issued by the state board to explain the law in simple terms. Other copies of the catechism are on hand in the offices of the association and will be given out on request. An effort will be made to explain any part of the law not clear if retailers will call the office of the Retail Merchants association. Would Build Purchases. The opinion in the offices of the Retail Merchants association,'however, was that the sales tax would have a tendency to build'up the.sizfe of the'individual-purchases.'.-;,·:··! ·'- Merchants were advised to segregate the tax receipts as much as, possible from other receipts'in order to determine at the close of each day how the tax corresponds to the receipts. It must be remembered, it was stated, that the tax is paid on the total gross receipts for each quarter and that provisions should be made to collect the amount of the tax for each period. It has been pointed out also that a retail sale must not necessarily be made by one popularly classed as Rubber heels -used by a cobbler to actually repair your shoes call for a sales tax to be paid by the cobbler to the firm supplying him but if the cobbler sells only the rubber heels to an individual to be attachrd by the buyer the buyer or actual consumer would be chargeable for the sales tax. No Double Tax. Other examples are that laundries and cleaners collect from and pay no tax for their customers as they simply give a service and do not sell tangible personal property. Hotels collect and pay no tax for room rent but must pay the two per cent sales tax on food or other actual articles sold to a room renter. Coal dealers pay no sales tax on the expense of delivering ioal but must pay a tax on their gross receipts from the coal itself. '- Pharmacists preparing a prescription must pay or add sales tax 1 on the charge for the medicine actually sold. All retailers . are permitted to make deductions from their taxable gross sales reports for such items as cigarets and gasoline which are specifically taxed now, and for actually charged-off accounts and for return of merchandise by consumers for either credit or cash. You have to pay the tax if you buy a taxable commodity, and if the retailer doesn't collect from you, or doesn't adjust his prices sufficiently to make up for the tax on small items below the minimum fractional brackets, he has to pay the state. The state looks to the retailer for its collection, and the retailer looks to the consumer from which to get the money with which to pay the state. a retailer, in.order to be taxable. A sale by a farmer, jobber, wholesal-. r, or manufacturer may be taxable. The tax is designed to he a single urnover tax, without pyramiding.' ?he test of a sale at retail, the )oard held, is whether the sale is to a purchaser for final use of consumption. Is Not Taxable. Cortiez Fined $100 for Larceny of Coal · Mike Cortiez, Mexican, residing at 219 Fourth street southwest, was fined $100 and costs by John C. Shipley, police judge,. Thursday on a charge of larceny of coal from the Kelroy Fuel company, 147 Fourth street southwest. Cortiez was unable to pay his fine and was sentenced to the county jail for 30 days. Roy Dreher, 418 Polk. Place southwest, was fined ?25 and-costs on a charge of intoxication. He was arrested at his home Wednesday night. Harry Maloney, Billings Mont, was fined 510 and costs on a. similar charge. He was arrested about 2 o'clock Thursday morning in the 600 block on South Federal ivuj Ji. Farrier, Mason City, was fined $10 and costs on a charge of reckless driving. The case was continued from March 20, at which time the car which he was driving collided with a car on North Federal avenue as he attempted to pass by a truck. The Farmers' Federation in North Carolina reports its members are finding substantial profits in co-operative poultry sales. Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday. Probably snow Thursday night. Much colder Thursday night and in extreme southeast portion Friday. GOLDEN ROD SPLINT., VERY LOW ASH W.G. BLOCK CO. FHOXE 568 $10 A commodity sold by a producer to be used as an ingredient by another manufacturer is not taxable until the final product is sold to the ultimate consumer. No economic service, as such, is taxable, although utility service is declared taxable. The theory of the law, the board stated, is to exclude economic service from sales taxation and to place a retail sales tax on tangible personal property. Retailers are advised by the board to keep books that they may differentiate between tangible and personal property, which is taxable, and services which are not taxable. The sales tax on liquor to be sold in the state owned stores will be collected. It has not decided whether sellers of beer, on which a state barrel tax is imposed, may get a credit on amount of sales tax due on gross receipts from sale of beer. In the case of gasoline, cigarets and oleomargarine the credit ia allowed under the act. Beer bottles, however, are taxable to the seller. A haircut and shave in a barber shop or a permanent wave in a beauty shop are not taxable--but purchase of a bottle of hair tonic from a barber, or a jar of cream from a beauty parlor are taxable. This example fairly well illustrates the theory of the sales tax, and the difference between a sale and a service. Pays No Tax. Since the retail sales tax is applicable only on sale of tangible property for final use or consumption by the purchaser, there is no tax on professional or purely personal services. This means that a doctor or dentist or automobile repairman pays the state no retail sales tax on your work, but he must pay the two per cent tax on medicine he actually provides, on toothpaste he sells you or on parts he uses in repairing your car. Likewise, the dentist who uses his materials in filling teeth charges the patient no sales tax; the supply house furnishing the dentist such material must collect the tax from the dentist and the supply house must settle with the state. AIR CONDITIONS, AUTOMATIC COAL STOKERS IN SHOW Building, Home Furnishing Exhibits to Reveal New Comforts. The first building and home furnishings show which was held in April, 1933, was declared by many who had seen other shows to be one of the neatest and best appearing of them all. Traveling salesmen declared it to be a better looking show than several of those held in larger cities. The same general booth arrangement will be in effect at this year's show, which will be held at the high school gymnasium April 4, 5 and 6. . A m o n g the firms exhibiting this . : jnear ; are the Chapin O'Neil Coal 'company, The Mason City Builders Supply company, the Page and Crane Lumber company and the Minnesota Fence works. The latter two firms .the show for the first time this year. The Chapin O'Neil company will again feature the Fairbanks' Morse automatic coal stoker. It will also show the Campbell air conditioning blower system of heating. The Mason City Builders Supply will show face brick, roofings and shingles, insulations, heatilatdrs and fireplace fixtures and a general line of building supplies and specialties- Page'and Crane company has recently taken a franchise for the wholesale distribution of Duralith, a wall texture or plastic paint for interior decoration. In its booth there will be continuous demonstration of the application of-this product. The Minnesota Fence works, whose Mason City representative is Dr. A. F. Toensing, will show ornamental iron, interior and exterior railings for stairs and balconies and flower boxes. INTEREST SHOWN IN NEW GRADING FOR HOBBY SHOW Several Special Exhibits to Be Among Displays at Y Next Week. Interest created by an entirely new system of grading for awards, based on skill and ingenuous collecting, and a series of special exhibits indicate that the eighth annual hobby show to be April 4, 5 and 6 at the Y. M. C. A. will probably surpass former records both in. quality and number of entries. The show is under the supervision of the Kiwanis club and the-Y. M. C. A, boys' work committee. The hobbies will cover all fields of boys' interests, ranging from wood working and art to cooking and collections of samples. The hobby show will be held in two classes, for juniors, .9 to 12 years of age, and seniors, i4 to 18 years of age. In addition to these hundreds of widely assorted hobbies, the show will include a special exhibit by the fish and game department, prepared in co-operation with the Cerro Gordo chapter of the Izaak Walton league. Fred Schwob of Mason City, deputy state game warden, will be in charge of this exhibit. Includes Mounted Birds. The fish and game exhibit will include mounted birds and fish and animals which are native to Iowa, arranged in an attractive manner. Judge Scott Denies Move to Throw National Clay Case Out of State Court The purpose of this exhibit is stimulate interest among boys conservation so that they will be thoroughly acquainted with Iowa's resources and how to conserve them. It is also hoped that live quail, pheasants and perhaps other birds may be included. An exhibit by the fish and game commission last year was an outstanding feature of the show. Another special exhibit will be that presented by the Photography club, composed of about 30 boys who have been working under the direction of Safford Locke. This exhibit, to be displayed in the Hi-Y room, will include everything of in- Effort of Trustee to' Get Property Fails. Judge George C. Scott of the United States district court at Sioux City Wednesday denied a petition for an injunction, seeking to enjoin plaintiffs in the case of Albert F. Trettin and others vs. the National Clay Products company and F. E. Heeler from proceeding in the state courts with the enforcement of their 580,000 judgment, obtained in the state courts. W. J. Holahan, trustee in bankruptcy of the National Clay Products company, and the Mason City Brick and Tile company as an alleged creditor of the National Clay Products company, appeared as petitioners for the injunction, Mr. Holahan maintaining as trustee that he was entitled to the property to be administered in bankruptcy. Resistance to the petition for injunction was filed by the minority stockholders of the. National Clay works, who alleged they had an equitable lien on the assets of the National Clay Products company for more than four years before the bankruptcy proceedings started and that this was unaffected by the bankruptcy proceedings. This allegation was apparently upheld by Judge Scott in his decision in the case. H. J. Bryant appeared in behalf of the petitioners and F. A. Ontjes, for the stockholders who resisted the petition. They were accompanied to Sioux City by Sheriff J. M. Robertson and County Attorney M. L. Mason. At the Hospitals terest to the amateur photographer, with developing processes explained as well as those involved in .the taking of good pictures. : Adults are Included. Mr. Locke and E. S. Gage, who is assisting in the work, have urged adult .amateur. . photographers.. v _tb join' in-displaying various phases^of photography of interest to the novice. Arrangements for exhibits, Mr. Locke and Mr. Gage stated, can be made by getting in;.tpuch with either of them. Several years ago Mr. Gage was a member of an amateur photography club,' limited to 12 members who had qualified and who lived in various parts of the United States. These members exchanged work and Mr. Gage will show a number of these photographs, which have proved to be of unusual interest. One of these photos is a print on tissue paper. . A gardening and flower exhibit is also being planned of special interest · to boys and girls, particularly tnse who are planning to participate this summer in the garden club activities. The Y's Men's club and the Cosmopolitan club are co-operating for a ..project encouraging world peace. The public library will also have an exhibit covering boys' interests. Plan for Specialized Judges. There will be, no competition, of course, in the special exhibits. In view of the fact that the' hobbies this year will be judged on a basis of talent, craftsmanship and collecting with a goal, those in charge are making arrangements for specialists in certain fields to judge the entries. In addition to awards for each classification of entry, special awards for certain projects will be given. Besides this, boys who obtain high rankings in several fields will be permited to assemble all their entries on individual tables and compete for prizes with collective groups of high quality hobbies. Visits have been made to all JONATHAN HELM, ALGONA, IS DEAD Formerly Was in Business at Plymouth; Rites to Be Held Friday. Jonathan Helm, 84, formerly of Plymouth, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Hynds, at Algona. Mr. Helm had been in ill health for a year. A year ago he fell and suffered a fractured leg. A lingering illness developed, which resulted in his death. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at Plymouth. Burial will be made at Plymouth. Mr. Helm was in business at Plymouth before going to Algona to live with his daughter. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Hynds, a son, Marshall Helm of Huron, S. Dak.. and his wife, Alice Helm. Mrs. Theodore Potiriades, 112 North Federal avenue, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Betty Schuldt, Klemme, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Wednesday for treatment. Louie Hendrickson, 413 Second street northwest, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. Cora Martz, 426 Pierce ave- V101LS nave ueell maue lo au nue southwest, was admitted to the schools in the interest of the hobby 80 NORTH IOWA CAR DEALERS TO MEET SATURDAY To Adopt Plans for Operation of Automobile Code in This Section. A meeting of North Iowa automobile dealers will be held at the Eadmar hotel Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock for a discussion of the trade code. More than 80 dealers are expected to be present from Franklin, Hancock, Floyd, Worth, Mitchell, Winnebago and Cerro Gordo counties. Among the speakers for the occasion will be Glen G. Cory, Des Moines, state compliance director for the motor vehicle retail code administration; W. B. Swaney, Fort Dodge, vice chairman of the state advisory committee; E. L. McKibben, Cedar Rapids, state executive committeeman; Nate Lapiner, Mason City, ^executive committeeman; J. H. Marston, Mason City, president of the Iowa Automobile Dealers association, and Walter Ferrill, Des Moines, secretary of the state association. The following county administrators also will be present: Otto Ladwig, Hampton; R. J. Fritsch, Garner; L. E. Reed, Charles City; A. T. Huso, Northwood; C. Goldberg, St. Ansgar and Ed Kingland, Lake Mills. . Mr. Cory Ms expected to brin; some information just received from the national recovery administration regarding the operation of the automobile code. It is expected that plans will be made for the selection of a deputy code administrator for this district. Presbyterians to Hold Open House During Good Friday At the First Presbyterian church open house is to be observed all daj Good Friday from 7:30 a, m., to 8 p. m. The pastor, the Rev. George K. Davies, will be present during this time for the administration o: the sacrament to those desiring it for administering the rite of baptism and for personal conference. The church is open at this time to give opportunity for prayer anc for meditation. At 8 o'clock the members of the session will me« for personal conference with persons desiring to unite with the church on Easter. PLANS PROGRESS FOR CONVENTION OF ODD FELLOWS Tentative Schedule Under Discussion at Meeting of Committee. A tentative program of headliners for the state convention of Odd Fellows and associate organizations here next fall was discussed at a meeting of the general committee at the I. O. O. F. hall Wednesday night W. M. Huffman presided at the meeting in which reports were given by several committees on the plans for entertaining the grand lodge of Odd Fellows, the Rebekah assembly, the grand encampment and the department council of the Patriarchs Militant during the week of Oct. 14-19, when an attendance of 3,000 is expected. Present Program. J. M. Hazlett and Mrs. Win Nutting, co-chairman, presented a tentative program for the convention week which will include a public r--lotion and program on Monday night in the armory with an address by William A. Pittenger, Duluth, Minn., grand sire of the sovereign grand lodge, I. O. O. F.; short talks by Mrs. Rosa Heninger, president of the Rebekah assembly; D. E. Danielson, grand master; Harley Miller, grand patriarch, and Maj Gen. A. H. Savereide, department commander, P. M. Other features will be degree work in which the first, second and will be conferred upon a large class of candidates. The Rebekah degree will be giver liy the staff of Queen Rebekah lodge No. 106, composed of 26 members, including B. B. Daggett as captain and Mrs. W. H. Arnold as musician. To Have Parade. A parade will be staged on Wed; nesday afternoon in charge of A. W Russell which will include bands floats and drill teams. Mason City lodge No. 224,1. O. O F. and Queen Rebekah lodge wil hold a joint reception on Friday night to honor Oliver F. Repp, who will be installed as grand master! Friday afternoon and Mrs.. Chaun- , cey G. Viall who will be installed ( resldent of the Rebekah assembly Thursday afternoon. The general committee will meet April 18 at 7 o'clock to make fiir- .her plans and hear reports of all committees. Two absentee ballots in the August, 1932, primary election were received at Houston, Tevas, 18 months afterward, having been delayed by; a mail robbery. ALL- PHILCO Tune-In the World! Enjoy guaranteed foreign reception as well as your favorite American programs! Listen to London, Berlin, Paris,.Madrid, Buenos Aires, Russia; etc. with this amazingly powerful All-Ware PHfiLCOI M $ 49^p EASY TERMS A marvelous new Baby Grand in a hand-rubbed cabinet of · two-tone walnut. Latest All- Ware features! Other 19S1 Phllcos $20 TJp P.G.E. Dr. F. T. Gibbs, 82, Mexico, Mo. physican, celebrated his fifieth an niversity in medicine by moving a new office. Mercy hospital Wednesday for treatment. Mrs. Lester Riley and infant son, 614 Georgia avenue northeast, were dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday. J. A; Sorenson, Thornton, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, Plymouth, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. Kenneth Chute, 709 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following a minor. operation. Mrs. H. S. Rose, 416 West State street, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment for injuries received when struck by a car. show and ready response has been met from students, teachers and principals. More than 1,000 tags have been distributed to boys, some of which indicate that the boys have already signed blanks to enter exhibits ih the show. INFANT DIES The infant daughter of .Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wyborny, Central Heights, died at the home of her parents, Thursday morning. Services probably will be held Friday. The University of Iowa has a volume on metallurgy, autographed and translated from Latin by former President Hoover and his wife. SPRING IS THE TIME... It's the time to brighten you home. Make it more colorful anc attractive. Add new pieces o furniture, and rugs. Do it thi: springtime -- when the who! world awakens. Come here--set what a few dollars will do fo your home. Joe Goss FURNITURE STORE 212 South Federal Ave. A. P. Bush Injured in Fall Down Stairs A. P. Bush, 75, who resides at 326 Third street northeast, was confined at the Mercy hospital Thursday recovering from injuries received in a fall downstairs Wednesday at the Western Union Telegraph office where he is employed. His right shoulder was dislocated and his wrist crushed. Your Eyes Fitted by expert taste and judgment · O P T O M E T R I S T ' 110 N. 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