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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 5, 1934
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FOURTEEN HOG PRODUCTION IS OVERSTATED Preliminary Analysis Shows Data From Some Signers Put Too High. AMES, April 5.--Preliminary analysis of corn-hog 1 data from 15 Iowa counties shows "serious overstatement" of 1932 log: numbers, according to a report received here yesterday by R. K. Bliss, director of the Iowa State College Extension service, from Leslie M. Carl, federal statistician, Des Moines. Farmers In these counties overstated "in a smaller degree" the 1933 hog numbers, Mr. Carl's report said. He estimated that about 15 per cent adjustment in sow numbers will be necessary in some counties. Mr. Carl declared that adjustments will need to be made in practically every the state. County allotment committees are now being instructed by the state board of review on adjustments. The board consists of Mr. Carl, R. M. Evans, chairman of the state corn-hog committee, and Prof. J. L. Boatman, extension soils specialist " at Iowa State college. "Farmers in one' Iowa township,' Mr Carl said, "reported average yields for 1933 of nearly 30 bushels an acre. This is higher than the average for the last 10 years. "It is common for the individual to retain corn production facts ol favorable years and to have a memory bias concerning years in which low yields were produced Appraisals of probable 1934 corn yields on contracted fields must be made on a basis of yield and factors affecting yield during the last .10 years." Mr. Carl added that the boards official records of yields during pas years have been approved by the corn-hog section of the AAA. Torgeson Again Opens Grocery in Scarvill* SCARVTLLE, April 5.--Martin .Torgerson whose grocery store wa destroyed by fire in March is now re-established in business in th Throntveit building. He will carrj a combined line of meats and groc eries. S- E. Reiso, whose grocer; store was also burned out, is carry ing out his plans to rebuild his stor on the site of the old MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 1934, Phantom Horse Reported Seen on Farm at Fertile Recalls Curse Said Uttered' During Road Building by Horseman. By G. OLIVEK SANDERSON. FERTILE, April 5.--Repeated reports of a phantom horse, 8 feet ligh and white as death, standing motionless at midnight in a meadow Dordering the highway, have caused onsiderable discussion in the Nor- ,ic settlement four miles northwest Fertile. The apparition has been reported een many times in recent years by jersons whose word cannot be questioned. Mostly, it was said, it has appeared close -to the road, landing with feet well clear of the rround, but on one or two occasions t was seen looming white and gigantic against a background of bog willow near Beaver creek at a point where a small bridge spans the stream. Whatever the explanation of the weird.sight, the matter is now be- rond jesting; and much speculation s rife as to whether it is the sequel of a former ghost known to have ranged there in the early days, or the fulfilment of a curse said to have been spoken -by a horseman when the 12 mile stretch of highway Between Fertile and Forest City was under construction some 12 or 14 years ago. Setting Declared "Ideal." That the region has been the scene of supernatural phenomena ever since it was first settled by Nordic emigrants from Wisconsii nearly 70 years ago, was reported widely known. At that time, accord ing to stories now revived, ghosts were of nightly occurrence, and it is doubtful if in all Iowa there was another spot so often the scene o their midnight walks. The setting was ideal. Neighbor were far apart, the nights were long and dark and the country wild in the extreme. There were the rolling hills extending southward toward Pilot Knob with its dense growth of native oak from which strang sounds predicted disaster to the tim orous souls caught out after night fall. Northward from where th highway now runs were the strip of meadow lang jigsawed into th landscape, much as they are today but at that time almost luminou at night by the glow of a millio reflies darting among the purple ops of the bluejoint grass. Stories Are Recalled. There are many persons still liv- ng in the neighborhood who recall lories recounled by their fathers of trange sights seen in those mea- ows after nightfall. A story runs f a phantom horse said to have anged in the low-lands bordering leaver creek, and of Ihere being a veil-digger found dead on the pre- isc spot where he and some others hortly before had observed the ame apparition. This story no doubt forms the ba- is for the belief held by many that he present specter is a throw-back o former times. Others, and possi- ly a big majority, however, lean to the belief that it is the living ghost f a white horse said to have been luried in the grade when No. 9 was juilt, an incident which, if true, pos- ibly has no parallel in the history if Iowa highways. Road work was not motorized at he time the road was built, and a arge construction camp consisting of 55 men and 160 horses was pitched on high ground near where a cross roads service stalion now is ocaled. With the outfit was a horseman from the Chouteau range n Montana, a man who had an innate love for horses and whose power over them seemed at times mcanny. Because of this strange influence, he had the full confidence of every horse in camp. He was a driver and sat aloft on the high seat of the 36 horse excavator, a jerkline in one hand and the other swinging a whip whose rawhide lash never touched the back of any horse, though its loud report split the air like the crack of a gun. Whistled Warning Note. If a weary horse lagged in its traces, the driver rebuked it with a kind and sympathetic oath; and when a nervous horse became terrified by the hubbub of racing dump- wagons and the clatler of the excavator as it tore up cubic yards of earth, he whistled a warning note and then calmed the trembling creature with firm and assuring words. On a blistering day in June, with the mercury well up at the top of the tube, a horse in the fifth team from the lead was overcome by heat and succumbed in harness. The horse was a magnificent creature, range bred and white as snow. Though high-strung and somewhat of an outlaw when first Your Last Chance . . . to attend Globe-Gazette 1934 free cooking school ... Friday, April 6 The final session will be conducted Friday by Mrs. Pauline Rohrs. Doors open and musical program at 1. o'clock. Daily and major gifts. These Firms Are in The School: Mrs. Pauline Eohrs, food authority, Is In charge. American Beet Sugar Co. Blanchard's Jewelry Currie-Van Ness Co. Damon's, Inc. Jacob E. Decker Sons John Gallagher, Inc. Carl Grupp Food Market Hermanson Bros. Dairy E. B. Higley Co. Iowa State Brand 'Creameries, Inc. Iowa Tea Coirpany Jaques Manufacturing Co. K. C. Baking Powder Kemble's Greenhouse Klipto Loose Leaf Co. La Choy Food Products, Inc. La Choy Chop Suey and Chow Mein Letts Spencer Smith Co. D. K. Lundbcrg Co. Lyons Launderers Dry Cleaners Mason City Baking Co. Mason City Bottling Co. Mason City Hardware Co. Michael Drug Co. Mier Wolf Sons Morton Salt Company Morton Salt Myers Beauty Studio Northwest Savings Bank People's Gas Electric Co. Pfaff Baking Company Pillsbury Flour Mills Co. Pillsbury's Best .Flour Pillsbury's Cake Flour J, C. Path Company Salada Tea Company, Inc. Salads, Tea The Creamettc Company Creamettes Vance Music Company AT WHITE HOUSE EGG ROLLING A record crowd of SO.OOO joined In the annual Easter Monday egg- rolling festivities on the white house lawn. Wide-eyed spectators were "Sistie" and "Buzzie" Dall, grandchildren of the president. Left to right. Howard Thurston, the magician, who entertained the children by pulling live rabbits out of Buzzie's sweater; Sistie, Buzzle, and Mrs. Roosevelt. (Associated Press Fhoto). FARMERS SEEK EROSION CONTROL flany Requests for CCC Aid and Information Show Greater Interest. AMES, April 5.--Farmers of the tate are becoming "erosion con- cious" because of the work of the CCC, believes V. S. Peterson, su- lervisor of erosion control opera- ions in Iowa camps. An avalanche of requests for In- ormation -regarding erosion work and the large number of farmers applying for CCC aid in checking erosion lead him to believe that the :owa farmer has begun to realize the cost of uncontrolled gullies. On leave of absence from the Iowa State college extension service. Peterson cites figures to back up his belief. During the last 10 years Iowa farmers, working by themselves with only extension service supervision, have aided a total of 50,000 acres on 250 farms with erosion control measures. This is an average of 25 farms, totaling 5,000 acres, annually benefited. From June to December, 1933 the CCC built 25,000 dams on 1,000 farms to benefit 300,000 acres, he reported. Benefiting, by the last year's experience in erosion work the camps during the next sL\ months will build about 30,000 dams on 1,500 farms to check erosion on a half million acres of Iowa farm lands, according to Peterson. Similarly, the number of trees planted, on badly eroded areas has been very small during the last 10 years, S. T. Runkel, state CCC for ester, reports. brought to camp, the horse had grown docile and obedient under the hands of its driver, and between the two had been a botid of attachment such as rarely is seen between man and beast. This still is believed by many to account, in some measure, for the unbelievable miracle said to have occurred while preparations for burial were under way. Ordinarily Buried in Koad. It had been customary, when a horse succumbed, to place it in the center line of the road where an avalanche of earth from the conveyor belt of the excavator quickly finished the business of interment. In the present instance, however, it is said the driver interfered and demanded that the horse be buried some distance from the highway that its rest might be undisturbed by future traffic. What followed is more or less a matter of conjecture. Those who witnessed it were mostly floaters, men who drift from job to job and soon are scattered to the four quarters of the land. A few local men were present, it is true, but they are not in full agreement as to. what occurred. Some say the driver's request was granted, and the horse buried in the meadow on the very spot where the phantom now appears. Others maintain the request precipitated an argument ^ between the driver and the grade foreman in which the latter had recourse to language such as never before hac been heard in that community, and that the driver rejoined with a volley of oaths which sent wheeler boys and fresno men scampering to cover; then wound up the climax of hii discourse by shouting a wild anc heavy malison in horse jargon, a the sound of which the dead horse lunged to its feet and disappeared in a tangled thicket of thorn plum and scrub oaks. Third Version Offered. A third and different version i advanced by another eye witnes who. denies that the horse escape in the bush; and who, on one or tw occasions, is reported to have sai the horse was not dead but in coma, and that when it lunged t its feet it was bowled over by runaway blader team and lies en tombed in the roadbed less than a stone's throw from where the specter now is supposed to stalk. But as this man was employed on the job as a camp carpenter and wagon smith, and consequently viewed the drama from a distance, little credence, if any, is given his statement. The belated traveler on the stretch of haunted road who may chance to pass the spot at a late hour need have no fear or. misgiving, for thus far the alleged apparition has harmed no one nor once evinced a hostile attitude. As a precaution, however, it might be well to have full recourse to the foot- eed and see what the car can do ia he way of a little speed. The road ies straight ahead without curve or ntersection and danger of mishap s remote. Waterloo Stolen Car Recovered Near Here A car stolen from a salesman of the Baum-McDonald Auto com- oany of Waterloo was recovered about a mile north of Rockwell on the paving late Wednesday afternoon by Sheriff J. M. Robertson The car was stolen about 10 o'clock Tuesday night at Waterloo. It wa found parked' on the shoulder o highway No. 65 and was out o gasoline. T!.e car, a Plymouth sedan, wa taken to Mason City where th owner called for it. Mrs. Thomas President. CRESCO, April 5.--At the annua meeting of the Woman's Oak Lawn Cemetery Improvement association Mrs. E. J. Thomas was re-electe president; Mrs. F. O. Luehr, secre tary and Mrs. S. Callison, treas r.rer; Mrs. E..R. Damon, vice pres dent. Will Give Recital Friday. SCARVILLE, April 5.--The mu c department of the high schoo ill give a public recital on Fridai vening. About 20 players will par cipate. Martin Hjelmeland is mu c director. Third Dividend Paid. CHAPIN, April 5.--The Chapin Savings bank paid its third dividend check of 25 per cent, the other two dividend checks were 10 per cent each. County Superintendent Speaks. MARBLE ROCK, April 5.--The Jennie Wilder chapter of the Association of Former Teachers, the members living west of town, met Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Eloise Merrick, in Charles City. Miss Fannie Howell, the county superintend- ,ent of schools, talked on schools In the county. Mrs. Milton Dunlap, county chairman of federated clubs, was a guest. . . DANDERINE insures your hair for a peimy a day When you pay a dollar for a wave, Danderine will help you keep it. It isn't a sticky dressing, or an oily tonic, and it doesn't leave a telltale odor. Its fresh fragrance goes so quickly after applying, but not that marvelous effect of freshness and cleanliness! When you've washed your hair, a little Danderine will keep it from going helter-skelter. Use a dash of Danderine every day--every time you comb your hair--to be sure of your hair all day long! To know it's clean, and looks clean. To know it will slay as you arranged it. And to know there is no ugly dandruff. Thai's what moistening your comb with a few drops of Danderine will do. And no amount of dry combing will ever do. Nearly all hair needs the help that Danderine gives it. A dash of Danderine morning and night makes an amazing difference in the way any hair looks all the time! It doesn't affect the color, either. With all the care you give your hair, it's a pity to omit this last touch that means so much. It's no trouble! Yet you can hardly believe anything so mild and pleasant as Danderine could bring such a change in the condition and appearance of your hair and scalp. Just try it. You can buy Danderine at any drugstore for thirty-five cents; larger sizes, 60c and $1.00. Sale of Surplus Stock of Draperies and Art Needlework Because we believe we can give you better service, we have mojed our drapery and art needlework departments to the first floor, south We find that our stocks are much larger than they should be so we are offering our surplus stocks at very interesting prices. The reductions are drastic because we want to move it quickly. These items are on sale on the Second Floor. Damask Drapes Ready to hang. Yi Price Remnants All kinds of curtain and drapery materials. Six big lots. 15c 25c 50c $1 to $2 Colonial Mirrors Hand burnished gilt frames. each $1.00 Stamped Pieces Odds and ends including glass towels, lunch cloths, piclures, pillows, quilts, etc. lOc 25c 50c $1 Curtain Fabrics Figured grenadines and plain marquisettes in 36 and 40 inch widths. Were up to' 49c. yard 19c Ruffled Curtains In two lots. ;i ! I Formerly to $1.25, pair 50c jsaisraaa Former ] v to §2.25, pair $1 Drapery Fabrics Two lots. 39c and $1 yard Some of these were priced as high as 53.50. Cretonnes, Glazed Chintz, Embroidered Crash 36 inch. Were 39c to SI Yard 19c and 49c Curtain Fabrics Yard lOc Voiles, Grenadines, etc. Some sold for as high as 25c a yard. Marquisette Yard 49c 50 inch, mercerized and rayon, were up to 98c. Framed Pictures 5c to 89c Bridge Lamps Complete with shade. Each $119 Lamp Shades Large Floor Lamp Shades ?1-»0 Bridge Lamp Shades 19c and 69c Table Lamp Shades 50c Rug Yarns Were 25c Skein 15c Curtains Quaker Lace Unusual values in pairs and panels. Formerly priced from 51 to $9.50. Sale 69c to $5 Chintz Curtains Ruffled curtains ready to hang. Were $3.25. Sale price $1.75 pair Spreads to match, $2.25. Dressing Table Skirts, 51.25 American Flags AH sizes--with sticks and large flags. 1/2 Price Short lengths in rose, blue and tan. Were 51.69. Sale price Table Lamp Large size--just one left, was 512.50. Sale Price $5 Boxed Stationery Half Price Regularly 50c and ?1. Fancy Candles, each lc SECOND FLOOR Velours is in ro 1.69. Sa 50c Garment Bags Of cretonne, fancy ticking and brocades. Were up to 51-59. Each 69c Gift Items In three lots. 10c 25c 50c Mirrors Size. 14x50, in mahogany, walnut or maple finished frames. 89c ITS THtllFTy \ TO tux . Trimmings Art goods and drapery trimmings. Two big lots. Yard 2c and lOc

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