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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, February 20, 1937
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Legislature Takes Care of Debtors ·-? ES M01N ES, (#)--Never can jt be sajd the forty-seventh Iowa general assembly turned a blind eye to the plight and a deal ear to the plea of the debtor. Republicans and democrats alike took time out from their Jignt over party domination and patronage during the session's lu-st days to pass an emergency feed loan bill. This act--termed emergency legislation--allowed county supervisors to issue bonds against anticipated tax revenue and loan money to drought stricken farmers, who, because they couldn't obtain credit elsewhere, required Joans to buy feed for their stock. Tlie record since: Enacted Into Law--The mortgage moratorium and period of redemption extension. First passed in 1934, the mortgage moratorium, gave debt ridden farmers a vacation from foreclosure until March 1, 1935, then was re-enacted to March 1, 1937. The period of redemption, normally a year, a!so was extended until the same date. The forty-seventh general ss- sembJy, agreeing with Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel that the emergency which inspired these laws in 1934 still existed by virtue of Jast summer's drought, extended both measures until March 1, 1939, arid included all mortgages prior to Jan. 1, 1936. To make the moratorium more effective, the legislature decided t h a t a judge could not deny a moratorium because the debtor was temporarily insolvent or his property apparently inadequate to meet the loan. Adopted by the House--A measure which advocates declared would give elderly and jobless homeowners who haven't been able to pay their taxes the same protection the mortgage moratorium gives the mortgage-ridden property owner. This bill halts issuance of tax sale deeds on property sold at scavenger sale until March 1, 1933 and allows the owners to remain in possession. A measure which provides that foreclosure or forfeit on real estate sales contracts must be continued until March 1, 1939 unless some "good reason" can be shown the .courts why they shouldn't be. This bill, sponsors said, would bring debt relief to people who bought property on a so-much- down and so-much-a-moiith-un- tit-its-paid-for plan. A measure which repeals the general execution against the property of foreclosed debtor who found he didn't have enough subject to_a deficiency judgment to pay at. . This bill, sponsors said, would help the debtor who found himself in so deep he couldn't get out even with the moratorium life line. Awaiting House Action-- A measure which would exempt an additional §500 from a deficiency judgment levy. This bill, sponsors declared, would help the debtor, who was foreclosed and sold out, start up again. Aivaitiiiff Senate Action--A measure which would postpone the first half tax delinquent penalty date from April 1 to July 1. A measure which would allow the property owner sold out at lax sale to retain possession and give him 10 years to pay off his back taxes it he confessed judgment and kept his future tax payments up. S u p p l e m e n t a l -- Advocates o£ tax relief in the aassembly also view the proposed homestead tr.x relief measure as a direct benefit to debtors, who protected by moratoriums from losing their farms and homes, will be better able to pay off because the homestead tax relief--paid from the sales tax will materially reduce or eliminate their tax payments. Prospects--By the past the future is forecast. The mortgage moratorium and redemption period extension laws went sailing through, the argument occurring over certain provisions of (he bills, not whether .they should be enacted. The some applies to the measures so far passed by tiie house. Ground Current ·-- Behind the apparent urge of the legislature to bring a f u l l measure of relief to debtors there are legislators who asked: "What's going to become of the forgotten man--the man who lends his money?" Permit to Open Gin 'Distillery Is Extended DES MOJNES, (/P)--The Iowa liquor control commission granted an extension of a temporary manufacturer's permit to William S. Gordon, Union City, N. J., to open a gin distillery here. The temporary permit which expired Jan. 1, was extended to .June 30. Gordon and Herbert and Ralph Spencer of Muscaline obtained the temporary permit last August. Lack of adequate f i n a n c i n g has delayed opening of the distillery they said. Alta Vista Cemetery Group Elects Officers ALTA VISTA--The U n i o n Cemetery association held its annual meeting here Friday and elected officers. In the balloting John Lauck was retained as president, the Rev. A. F. Karsten was elected secretary-treasurer and Will Erion was elected to the hoard of directors for a three year term and will serve wilh George Joachim and Adolf All, the other two members. George Joachim and Adolf AH were ' named as auditing committee. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 20 · 1937 THREE MASON CITY SCREEN ATT REGINALD DENNY, V1R- ginla. Bruce and Melvyn Domj- las have leading roles in "Women of Glamour" now at the Palace. Slim Summerville puts a, thorn in the side of The .Tones Family in "Off to tlic Races," the companion attraction. TRIPLE-STAR THREAT OF 1937 -- "Tho Gorgeous Hussy," "The Thin Man" and "Piccadilly .Tim" arc united in "The Last of Mrs. Chcyncy," which brings Joan Crawford, William Powell, Robert Montgomery and a brilliant supporting cast to the New Cecil's screen, now showing- through Monday. This story is based upon tlic Frederic Lonsdalc stage success. Sunday and Monday at the Lake theater at Clear Lake. ABOVE ARE PICTURED SCENES FROM "GORGEOUS HUS- * sy," which with "Sworn Enemy" plays from Sunday throueh Tuesday at the Strand. ABOVE IS PICTURED ONE of (he scenes from "Last of (he Mohicans," historical picture opening: Sunday at the Slate. At the riffht arc Ross Alexander anil Ann Nagcl in a scene from "Here Comes Carter," second feature on the program. JOSEPH CALLEIA IS SEEN above in one of the scenes from "Sworn Enemy," which begins at (he Strand Sunday. GEORGE BURNS, GRACIE Alien and Jack Benny in "College Holiday," showing Saturday and Sunday at the Lake theater, Clear Lake. MOVIE By D. B. K. SOPHISTICATED CINEMA NOW SHOWING AT CECIL , One of the smartest comedy- dramas of the season, "The Last of Mrs. Chcyncy," opened at the Cecil Saturday, wilh a cast headed hy Joan Crawford, William Powell and Robert Montgomery. Joan Crawford portrays an American girl implicated into tricking a group of English society people out ot a fortune in pearls. Powell is the smart butler-crook who knows all the MOVIE MENU CECIL--"The Last of Mrs. Chcyncy" through Monday. P A L A C E--"Orr to tlic Races" and "Women of Glamour" through Tuesday. STRAND--"Goi^cnus Hussy" and "Sworn Enemy" through Tuesday. STATE--"Last of the Mohicans" and "Here Comes Carter" through Tuesday. LAKE--(Clear Lake)--"College Holiday" through Monday. answers, and Montgomery is seen as the young British Lord Billing in love with the American girl. Lesser roles are taken by Frank Morgan, Jessie Ralph, Nigel Bruce, Rcnifo Ilumn, Ralph Forbes, Ailcen Tringlc and Col- Iccn Clare. o * s "CollcRe Holiday," wilh Jar.k Benny, Burns and Alien. Mary Bolaiul, Martha Ray«, Johnny Downs and Bon Blur;, plays "WOMEN OF GLAMOUR" AND JONES PICTURE AT PALACE "Women of Glamour," starring Virginia Bruce and Mclvyii Douff- las, plays through Tuesday at the Palace. In supporting roles are cast Reginald Denny, Pert Kclton and Thurston Hail. This comedy-drama tells the story of a society artist who tries to mould a girl of the night clubs into his ideal woman and the ensuing complications. "Off to the Races." second film on the program, features in its cast Slim Summerville, Jed Prouty, Sliirlcy Deanc, Spring Bying-ton and George Ernest. , * «* » Joan Crawford and Lionel Barrymore head (lie cast oC "Gorgeous Ilussy," an historical picture in which Barrymore lakes the role of Andrew Jackson. Also on the program is "Sworn Enemy," with Robert Younsr, Joseph Calleia, Nat Pemlleton, Florence Rice and Lewis Stone. Both pictures play at the Strand beginning Sunday. « c * "Last of tiie Mohicans," the pic- turization of James Fcm'more Cooper's immortal classic, begins at the State Sunday. Randolph Scotf, Biiinie Barnes and Henry Wilcoxon head the east in this story which deals with the invasion of the whites into Upper New York st.ate into the territory nccupioci by the Mohcgan tribe. -Second film on the program is "Here Comes Carter." which stars the late Rnss Alexander. Osby Funeral Rites Conducted in Kanawha KANAWHA--Funeral services were held for Edmund Osby, 36, at the Kanawha Lutheran church with the Hev. Morris Peterson officiating. Burial was made in the Kanawha cemetery. Mr. Osby died from a heart attack. He was ill only a few hours. Surviving are his wife and four children, Gordon, Lois, Eugene and Paul; his mother, Mrs. Gunner Osby and one brother, Rasmus Osby of Blooming Prairie, Minn. Drake Band Leader Is Asked to Resign DES MOINES, (/P)--Harry Warfel, director of the Drake university band, said he had been asked to resign because o£ a disagreement with university officials. War/el said some members of. the faculty objected to a plan to take several girl attaches of the band on a trip throughout Iowa. The trip is scheduled to start March B. C | -EAft AL MENKE AND HIS ORCHESTRA *£- TONIGHT *£ Have An Enjoyable Evening. Ride the New Bus. Special Bus to Mason at 1:00 COUPLES ONLY TUESDAY COURT HUSSEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA FEATURING, LINK THE DRUMMER MAN 40e Per Person. Tables For All BURNS (t Craci MarjBOUN Martha R A V E Ends Saturday "HERE COMES THE BAND" and "SONG OF THE GRIN.GO' Mrs. Peterson Named Head of Dows Society DOWS--The Presbyterian Missionary society met Friday allcr- noon at the home of Mrs. \V. E. Deani, with Mrs. A r t h u r Larson assistant hostess. Officers elected were: President, Mrs. C. F. Peterson; first vice president, Mrs. J. E. Oler; second vice president, Mrs. L. I. Wilder; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. M. H. Field. Mrs. Peterson led the devotions and the Hev. H. A. Brough led in observance of the World's Day of Prayer service. Mr. Brough also reviewed the remaining chapters of the book, "Congo Crosses." Junior Chamber at Algona Considered ALGONA -- About 50 young men gathered at the courthouse Thursday evening for the purpose of discussing the organization of a Junior Chamber of Commerce in Algona, The meeting was more or less an open discussion and a committee was named to select speakers and the date ot a future meeting at which time formal organization will be completed. Those on that committee are Frank Baldwin, Harold Neville, Howard Hoenk and Evan Finnell. Mr. Baldwin, who comes from Ames and Mr. Neville, once a Humboldt resident, are enthusiastic leaders and see possibilities of such a movement here. R., B. Waller was named temporary secretary and treasurer. D A N C E TO AL MEN'KB Tuesday, Feb. 23rtl At the Avalon Ballroom MANLY, IOWA Ladies 35c Gents 50c OLD TliHE DANCE THURSDAY, FEB. 25lh Music by KELLY BROTHERS Admission 25c Starts S U N D A Y Till 3 P. M. JOAN CRAWFORD ROBERT TAYLOR Wltli LIONEL BARRYMORE FRANCHOT TONE ENDS SAT. NITE "Cavalcade of the West" "SONS O' GUNS" "ACE DRUMMOND" NEWS "SWORN E N E M Y " M I D N I T E SHOW "KIU OH GET KILLED" This was their pledge 1 . ^^^^···^^^^··OBMaiCZaKRnB^BxEGEaMHS THEY'RE BACK AGAIN! That Happy-Scrappy Family in Their Funniest Comedy Riot! THE JONES FAMILY with SLIM SUMMERVILLE in "OFF TO THE RACES" A riotous, runaway rampage with 'xpoor dad left at the post as usual! THE MAN WHO MADE THEODORA GO WILD TAMPERS WITH^T A DARINGLY M O D E R N ,5®- ~$Ni BLONDE! 4^.. *"-/·». 'Women of Glamour" VIRGINIA BRUCE MELVYN DOUGLAS NOW SHOWING ENDS TUESDAY Read the Want Ads 200 Attend Hampton * Father-Son Banquet HAMPTON--The annual father-son' banquet of the 1. O. O. F. lodge was held in the lodge rooms Thursday evening with 200 in attendance. Dr. C. E. Knight ot Chicago was Die principal speaker. The program also incjuded talks by the Hev. H. Lee Jacobs nnri the Rev. W. C. Cleworth, pastors of the Congregational and Methodist churches, and music by a group oE children from the 1. O. O. F. children's home nt Mason Cily. Ove Johnson was chairman of the committee in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Woellstein of Cresco Dies at 72 CHESCO--Mrs. F. C. Woellstein, 72, died suddenly at her home in Cresco Thursday. She was married at Decorah June 26, 18BS, to Fred C. Woellstein of Howard county, where she continued lo live u n t i l her death. Her husband, son. Charles IT. ot Watertown, S. Dak., A r t h u r F. oC Cresco, two granddaughters, one brother and three sisters -survive. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Immanuel Lutheran church with burial at the New Oregon cemetery. Will Sell Last Assets. NEW HAMPTON, {.^--Remaining assets of (he closed Farmers Savings bank of North Washington will be sold in the courthouse here Feb. 24, MAMMOTH MIDNITE SHOW SAT. L o m e ns laic ns S:;(| inul see Ilils IMMENSE FKOGRAHI "Tin: LAST or THE M O H I C A N S " ··CASE nv mi; HI.AUK CAT" incirr ACTS ' "(H;STE:ITS LAST STANI CO.Mi:S" VAI.LKV OF TrKKOIT W^to* \ ,,. «vw v. ,rs When He Picks'Up the Mike, You'll Know ivliy all (Jic ivorld ii-cnl Jia.vwirc when lie spilled Iiis stuff: "Here Comes Carter" -- u-Illi-- ROSS ALEXANDER Glenda Farrell - Anne Naecl (VaTg- R e y n o l d ; Special: Kiddies' Matinee SATURDAY One Hour of Laughs Q BIG ACTS stapc *J Selected Local _ Saturday V A U D E V I L L E Competing: for Casli Prizes M i r r o p h o n i c S o u n d I.ATE SHOW EVERY SAT. NIGHT 10 r. nr. Joan s "on the spot",. . .with the Iwo lovingest merl .in pictures af(er her heartl It's a rioll i with FRANK MORGAN JESSIE RALPH · NIGEL BRUCE Directed bf Produced by Sunday Mat. 11 Richard Boleilawikl Lawienca Wcingarten ""Be Until 3 P HI II P1 " s -Harr ' Rescr and His Eskimos Famous Radio Siring: Band STARTS TUESDAY STARTING SATURDAY--"ON THE A V E N U E

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