The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 26, 1936 · Page 3
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 26, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JMARCH 26 Hi 1936 THREE U. S. COURT WILL DECIDE IF FINDERS GET 10 PER CENT LOOT FROM BANK IS IN TEST CASE Man Who Saw $100,500 In Brush Pile Demanding $10,500 Reward. DES MOINES, (/H--Now it's up to the United States supreme court to decide whether losers have been weeping needlessly for nearly 100 years under the Iowa legal version of the "finders keepers, losers weepers" adage. The law was written in 1839 by Iowa pioneer lawmakers who want, ed to make sure even before Iowa was a state that settlers who found other people's property were rewarded for it. Entitling persons who find "lost" money to 10 per cent, the act stood unchallenged until Gus Flood found 5100.500 in a Camanche. Iowa, brush pile in 1932. Stolen by Bandits. He gave it to police, who returned it to the City National bank'of Clinton, [t had been stolen by bandits The Iowa supreme court upheld his claim for $10.500, and declared the law constitutional. The bank and its bonding company appealed the ruling to the United States supreme court, where the appeal is pending. The bank contended the law violates the constitutional ban against taking property "withoul due process" of law. Xot Previously Tested. Passed by the firs't territorial assembly of Iowa, the law primarily provided rewards for finding strayed animals and "taking up" water craft and logs adrift. But even in its original form it allowed finders ho keep 10 per cent of the value of "goods, money or bank notes," and the provision rema'ined on the statute books in subsequent revisions In its opinion upholding the law, the Iowa supreme court said the measure previously had not been '.ested by the states appeal tribunal :-: H E R E AND T H E R E : - : Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Minnesota Visitors From Minot. DOUGHERTY -- Mr. and Mrs, James Dougherty and baby daughter of Minot, N. Dak., spent the week-end at the home of John Dougherty. Arc Parents of Son. MARBLE ROCK -- Born, Tuesday, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maxson, a son, weighing lO'/i pounds. Has Job in Oshkosh. THORNTON -- Merlin Floy has accepted a position with an electrical firm in Oshkosh, Wis. His brother, Vernon, and George and Edwin Hartwig took him to Oshkosh Monday and returned Tuesday. Visitor From Minnesota, OTRANTO -- William Gordon, a student at the Minnesota state university, is spending his vacation with home folk. Hostess at Bridge. ROCK FALLS -- Miss Florence Hansen entertained the Women's jridge club at her home east of town Tuesday evening. High prize was awarded to Mrs. Hoadley and ow prize was awarded to Levetta Edgar. Visitors From Reiiibeek. GALT--Mr. and Mrs. George iVestagaard, Mr. and Mrs. Newt Westagaard and Mrs. Westagaard if Reinbeck, brothers and mother of Mrs. John S. Howard, spent Sunday at the Howard home. Contest to Be Monday. S T I L S O N -- Boone township schools will have a spelling contest Monday evening at the Stilson chool. nit cited an 1878 decision on a min- ng law which said: "Surely the statute which en- orces compensation from the own- r tha.t has benefited cannot be un- onstitutional." North Central Head H. J. Williams of Spencer, who was elected president of the North Central district ol the: Iowa State Teachers' assoc'atiijn at the convention held at Furl Dodgfe, is ivcll liiiimji lij North lovvans. He was formerly superintendent at Uclnmnd iiml previous to that was instructor and athletic coach at Northwiioil. Mr. Williams succeeds C. .-i. I'ease of Clear Luke. Looking «t the Doorway At No. 7 North Federal '' See a lot of folks go past who need new shoes. Presume many of them don't realize the importance of good looking shoes. When you step out in the new Spring Outfit please remember-- Blue Gabardine- Patent Trim oneumovn All Patent Leather Brown With Beige Trim Good Looking Shoes are 50 % of your appearance and that This is the Store "Where the Good Shoes Come From" Visitors From Ames. ALEXANDER -- Stanley Dunn, vho attends school at Ames and his riend. Wayne Woodford of Youngs- own, Ohio, came for a few days' ,-isit with Stanley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dunn. Willard Latham if Ames is spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Latham. Daughter Is Born. ACKLEY--A girl was born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Wolf. Societies Hold Meeting. KENSETT--The M. E. Ladies Aid met at the Hildreth home Wednesday afternoon. A business meeting was held and some quilting done. The W. L. Ladies Aid met at the church parlors Thursday afternoon with Mesdames Gehard Knudson, Guy Peterson and Tom Helling on the serving committee. Birthday Is Celebrated. KENSETT--A party was held at the Harry Epsonald home Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Ida Dilts on her birthday. Patients Are Recovering. KENSETT--Mrs. Norton Ausenhus, who has been ill with scarlet fever, and Oilman Olsen, east of Kensett, who is ill with pneumonia, are reported recovering. Roy Schanb, whose leg was broken while he was helping the May family move, is home from the Osage hospital. Honored at Shower. NORTHWOOD -- A prenuptial shower was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. 0. Holstad in honor of their youngest daughter, Miss M i l d r e d Genevieve. Thirty-five guests were present. Miss Holstad .vas graduated from Northwood iiigh school in 1932. She is engaged to Orvin Bergo of Lake Mills. Corwith Man's Rites Held; 2 Mason Cityans Are Among Survivors CORWITH--Funeral services for Joseph Escher, 82, who died Sunday following a stroke, were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist church in charge of the Rev. Albert Rust. Mr. Escher was born May 2, 1853, at Covington, Ky., and at 4 went with his parents to Pekin, 111. He was married to Pheabe Newhardt at Gibson City. 111., April 20. 1881. After farming in Illinois several years he came to Hancock county where he was engaged in farming until a few years ago when he retired and made his home in Convith. Five children, besides the widow, survive, Silas of Mason City, Milton of Hopkins, Minn., Mrs. William Deibler of Kanawha, Mrs. John Sheahan of Mason City and Mrs. Albert Skelly of Corwith. Postnuptial Shower Held. BRADFORD--Mrs. C. B. Stockdale was hostess at a postnuptia miscellaneous shower for Mrs. Forrest Stockdale in the church basement Tuesday afternoon. The time was spent in writing recipes and advice to the bride. Move From Acklcv. GENEVA--Mr. and Mrs' Richard Tiebcti of Ackley purchased the Jane Loomi.s cottage and have moved into it to make their home in Geneva. Entertain at Dinner. STACYVILLE--Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Steliu entertained at Sunday night dinner, for 10 guests. Mrs. Stehn will hold a Methodist Ladies' Aid luncheon at her home Thursday. Returns From Rochester. DOUGHERTY--Mrs. John Veach returned from Rochester, Minn., Monday where she spent the past week with her husband, who is a patient at the Colonial hospital. Held at Church. RICEVILLE--The March birthday session of the M. E Aid society was held Wednesday afternoon and evening at the church parlors. A 6 o'clock dinner was served. Visit at lowu Falls. RAKE--Mr. and Mrs. c. W. Stowe went to Iowa Falls Wednesday to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. R V. Stowe anti Carmen accompanied them to Ellsworth to visit her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anderson. They expect to return Thursday. Stock Prices Good. STACYVILLE--The larm sale on tlic Andrew Weber farm brought goon prices for his livestock. Cows averaged S65 and brood sows $34. Machinery prices were fair. Mr. Weber will farm on a small scale now as he has rented his many acres to Albert Gerk. Present for Funeral. LAKE MILLS--Mrs. A. S. Dahle of Minot. N. Dak., Mr. and Mrs. Lars Olson of Clarksfield, Minn., and Mrs. George Oulman of Albert Lea, Minn., were here to attend the funeral services of Mrs. Dahle's and Mrs. Olson's brother, Ingebrit O. Martinson. Program Is Planned. GALT--The first division of the Aid society will give a program and pie supper at the I. 0. O. F. hall on Thursday evening. Visitor From St. Paul. GALT--Mrs. Ina Bell of St. Paul is visiting relatives here and also looking after business here. Ill With Pneumonia. CLARKSVILLE--Joe Adelmund- farmer living three miles west of town, who has been critically ill with pneumonia the past wek, shows slight improvement but is still seriously ill. 22nd Grandchild Born. FLOYD--A son, Roger Lee, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Field of Floyd. Mrs. Field is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Stewart of Floyd and Roger Lee is the twenty- second grandchild. Birthday Is Celebrated. GALT--Mrs. J. P. Denger was surprised Monday evening, when a number of women came to help her celebrate her birthday. Cards were the evening's entertainment and a delicious lunch was served. Will Move to Illinois. CLARKSVTLLE--Mr. and Mrs. WATER SOFTENER VOTE EXPECTED Eagle Grove Rejects All o Bids; Petitions Are Circulated. EAGLE GROVE--The city coun cil, about two weeks ago, invest! gated the subject of a water sof tener and iron removal plant, to be constructed adjoining the water works building, and an engineer's estimate of ,?30.000 for the com plete construction of such a plam was obtained. Bids were advertised for, and a number were submitted, but al were considered much too high, lh lowest being more than 5113,000 above the engineer's estimate, ant were therefore rejected. City officials are averse to spending more than 540,000 without a vote of the taxpayers, ant it is probable that a special election will be held early in May for that purpose, but 500 signatures will have to be obtained to petitions now being circulated, asking for such election, by a committee appointed by the Chamber of Commerce. DISCOUNTS AND LOANS GAINING Graphic Story of Banking in Iowa Since 1932 Told by Ellis. By LOUIS ,1. St'HAUFLK DES MOINES, (UPI--Banks ii: Iowa now are pumping a flow of dollars into business and industry at a rate fast approaching normal, M. W. Ellis, Charles City, president of the Iowa Bankers' association, said Thursday. The graphic story ot Iowa bank- ng since 1932 was told by Kllis with following table, showing loans and discounts n;;ide tor the past ihree years. For (i Months Ending Amount June 30, 1933 5249,184,123 Dec. 30, 1933 232,:;25,9fG June 30, 1934 191,785.7 Dec. 31, 1934 202,647,950 June 29. 1935 217,168,313 Dec. 31, 1935 24.3,809,801 HAPPY FROM PAINFUL Caused by Tired Kidneys Many of those gnawing, nagging, painful backaches people blame on colds or strains are often caused by tired kidneys--and may be relieved when treated in the right way. The kidneys are one of Nature's chief ways of taking acids and wastes out of the blood, A healthy person should pass about 3 pints a day and so get rid of more than 3 pounds of waste matter. If the 15 miles of kidney tubes and filters don't work well, waste stays In the body and may become poisonous. It may start nag"ginpr backaches, teg pains, loss of pep and energy, getting up nights, swelling, pumncss under the eyes, headaches and dizziness. Don't let it lay you up. Ask your druggist for Dean's Pills --used successfully by millions for over 40 years. They give happy relief ami will help to flush out tho 15 miles of kidney tubes. Got Doan's Pills. Louis Roberts will move to Byron, 111., April 1 where he will work for his cousin, Walter Roberts, who is manager of a gravel pit. 50 Present at Shower. GENEVA--About 50 guests attended the shower given in the Methodist church parlors Tuesday afternoon, honoring Mrs. Lester Roegner,' who was fomerly Miss Leola Dohlmann. Mesdames John Stackhouse, Harry Wiener, William Cheney. Harold Woodley and Ralph Stackhouse were hostesses. Mrs. Les Mitter gave a piano solo and Mrs. B. D. Hunt won first in a contest Return From Texas. DOUGHERTY--Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mazen returned Tuesday from Fort Worth, Texas, where they attended the centennial. Works for Waterloo Company. RICEVILLE--Earling Severson is taking the place of Glendon Mosher at the Co-op 1 Oil company and Mr. Mosher has gone to work for the Waterloo Laundry company driving the truck. Burns Taylor, who has been on the laundry truck for some time, has been transferred to Waverly. .Suffers Burn un Leg. THORNTON--Mrs. Peter Miller, Sr.. was seriously burned on her leg below the knee as she was rendering lard. She was lifting a pan of hot lard and let it fall. Will Live in California. THOMPSON--Mrs. Flora Campbell left Tuesday for Burbank, Cal.. to make her home. Daughter Is Born. FERTILE--A girl was bom to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Okland Wednesday at the home of the Rev. H, E. Okland. This is their first child and weighed S pounds.: Mr. and Mrs. Okland returned from Northfield, Minn., on Saturday night. Submits to Operation. MILLER--Chris P. Juhl submitted to a major operation at the Irish hospital at Forest City Tues- dav. In other words, according to El .is, loans and discounts now are but $5,000,000 from the mid-year level in 1933, and are on the upgrade. Total reserves of Iowa banks have ·isen consistently during the iden- .ical period according to Ellis' tables, which follow: Total Reserves, In- For 6 Months eluding Cash and Cnding Government Jionds June 30, 1933 $207,591,911 Dec. 30. 1S33 235,647,713 June 30, 1934 320,939,768 Dec. 33, 1934 359.S3S.843 June 29, 1935 394,838,843 Dec. 31, 1935 . . ( n o t yet available) Percentage of reserves was 57 for the period ending June 30, 1933, and rose steadily until it touched 78 on Dec. 31, 1934. For the next six months period, it was 78 per cent. No figures were available for the last six months of 1935. The story regarding bank deposits was told in the following table: June 30, 1933 5358,024,321 Dec 30 1933 368,693,850 June 30, 1934 424,016,210 Dec. 31, 1934 456,216,484 June 29, 1935 516,042.633 Dec. 31. 1935 526,948,803 On June 30, 1933, there were 713 banks, both national and state, in Iowa, according to Ellis. For the next half year period, there were 706. Then the number dropped to 672. 649: rose to 656 and 659. Mrs. Gaskill Is Elected | Corwith Club President CORWITH--Mrs. George Gaskill was elected president of the Corwith Woman's club Tuesday at the home of Mrs. A. F. Wagner. Other officers are Mrs. C. C. Johnson, vice president; Mrs. F. J. Bush, secretary, and Elva Stambaugh, treasurer. On the program Mrs. E. G. Gaskill presented illustrated art by Oliver Herford and Mrs. S. L. Thompson talked on the life of Simor Boliver in the study of "Diplomatic Relattions." A vocal duet was given by Mrs. R. E. Bonnstetter and Mrs. P. E. Walley with piano accompaniment by Mrs. William Wood. Dairy Show Planned. HAMPTON -- The state Brown | Swiss association, with D. M. Har- J rison as president, held an all day meeting Tuesday at the Coonley hotel. Plans were made for 36 shows and a premium list was arranged for the new all state dairy show at Cedar Rapids. Floyd Arnold of the extension department of Iowa State college was among the 25 persons attending. Subdistrict Declam Postponed. DECORAH--The subdistrict declamatory contest which was scheduled to take place Tuesday evening was postponed until Thursday, when it will be held in the high school auditorium. Spencer Boy Again Editor. AMES--Richard Hull. Spencer, has been re-elected editor of "Sketch." Iowa State college htcr- , ary publication. Maurice Costeilo. His thumb nail was torn off and i Atlantic, was named business man- the thumb was badly lacerated. jager. Injured With Saw. R U D D -- Frank Novak, local blacksmith, was using a rip saw Wednesday when the board slipped. U1 NASHUA--Construction of the new school building started here Wednesday when a force of workmen began excavating for the basement. The J. E. Currie company and Jens Olson and Sons of Waterloo, Know Your State A Fact a Day About loway! Chickens sold from Iowa farms totaled 32,062,000 yearly, from 1920 to 1931. moved equipment to the grounds preparatory to beginning their work. Woman Critically 111 as Husband Is Buried GREENE--Mrs. Stella Jones is critically ill at her home on Fourth street northeast. Funeral services for her husband. C. J. Jones were held Thursday. Mr. Jones died Monday afternoon. Copyricht 1D3G, Tbe Araorkaji Tobacco Compan OF RICH, RIPE-BODIED TOBACCO The top leaves of all tobacco plants tend to give a definitely harsh, alkaline taste., The bottom leaves tend to acidity in the smoke. It is only the center leaves which approach in nature the most palatable, acid-alkaline balance. In Lucky Strike Cigarettes, the center leaves are used. luckees are less acid Recent themiccl tests show* thnt other popular brands ( have an excess of acidify Over Lucky Sirjke of from 53% fo 100S. 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