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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 13 1931 .MINNESOTA CORN ; STOCK IS LESS More Wheat, Oats, Barley and Rye on Hand Than Last Year. ST. PAUL, March 13 (39--Actual stocks of wheat, oats, barley and rye on Minnesota farms were larger on March 1 this year compared to the same time a year ago while stocks of corn showed a decrease, the March crop report issued today by Paul H. Kirk, federal agricultural statistician here stated Stocks of the four grains show- Ing increases also were in excess of the five-year average, 1825-1929. Stocks of corn were below the five- year average, the report said. The report indicates that oa March 1 this year there were 6,027,000 bushels of wheat on farms, or 28 per cent of the 1930 crop, Much Win Be Fed. . Last year there wera only 3,789,000 bushels or 19 per cent on farm^ The 1925-1929 average \vas 5,743,000 bushels or 21 per cent. Jt was estimated that about 20 per cent of last year's wheat crop has been or win be fed to livestock with a result that on}y 60 per cent of the total crop has been or Â·vrill be shipped out of the conaty where grown." . Â·"Oi% 27 per cent of tie 19SO earn crop, or SS,SSl,OfÂ»0 bushels were stHl oa farms March x, this year ctanpsred with. 23 per cent or 41,67S,0Â£0 bushels iSarch i, 3ast year, and 27J. per cant or 57,134,000 bushels for the five year average,' the report said. MUST SPEND UFE BEHIND BARS There 36 per cent of the 1SSO oat crop, or 61,686,000 bushels stai on farms March 1,' compared vrith S5 per cent or 53,808,000 bushels on March 1 last year and S7 per cent or 55,518,000 bushels the five- year average. Only 19 per cent of last year's oat crop has been or Â· will be shipped out .of the county where grown, as fanners are' very loath to sell at prevailing prices. ' Barley Total Estimated. - - . "Stocks of barley on . Minnesota farms MSrch 1, this year, were estimated to-be 16,751,000 bushels or 30 per cent of the '1930 crop. On 'March 1, last year, there were 16,632,000 bushels or. 28 per, cent of the 1929 crops on farms. .The. five- year average stocks on farms was '10,966,000 bushels or 27.6 per. cent On account of the very unsatisfactory farm prices there will- not- be as much-barley shipped out of the county where grown as one year ago," the report stated. - . . * . ' . Due to the very low price of rye it was eatimated^'that 27- per- cent of the 1930 crop or 1,943,000 bushels were still on farms March. 1 thia year, compared with only. 14. per centlor 970,000 bushels of the 192'j crop on hand March. 1 last year. The five year average was 13.8 per cent or 1,097,000 bushels. Considerably less rye has been or will be shipped out of the county where grown this year. . . . . , Â» Virgil Kirkland, Gary, ImL, high (school, football hero, found guilty of the nrard'er br his-18-year-old sweetheart, Arlene Braves, has re-r signed himself to the, Jury's decree of We imprisonment, 1'hoto shows Kirkland in his cell, with the murdered girl, inset, . Â· proportion to the average daily attendance in the school districts. Would Limit Drivers, Motor truck drivers would not work for.more than 16 consecutive hours in each 24 hours under a bill introduced by Representative Milton Peaco^ of' Clinton, county. Violation of 'the act' would be punishable by a fine of from '$25 to 5100. Another bill by'Peaco would' require truck trailers with a greater than 2000 pound weight To be equipped with brakes. A fine of'from $25 to $100 would be imposed for violations. Representative 'C. B. Stiger . of Tama county has introduced a bill which'would, impose a penalty of one .year' imprisonment : in the county!jail instead of the: pe'niten-r :iary'for conviction on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle while '.ntoxicated. ' Amusement Tax Is Proposed in Bill by; 3 in Assembly DES MOINBS, March 13. UP)--A 10 per cent amusement tax is proposed in a bill sponsored .by Representative : M. R. McCaulley .of.Cal- houn 'county, M. Green of Pottawattamie county and J. H. Johnson of Marion county; Under the provisions of. the measure a tax of one cent would be imposed on each 10 cents oÂ£. admission to theaters and similar amusements with the rate fixed .at one. and One- half cents on each 10 cents of admission to cabarets, roof gardens or similar entertainments. . . : . . ' . An excise tax of 50 per. cent, of the excess charge, on tickets sold.by brokers would be imposed, but in.no instance .would any tax be applicable to admissions of 20 cents or less. , , No Tax on Fairs. . . . . . The proceeds of entertainments sponsored by charitable or benevolent organizations would' not be taxable, .nor would the admissions to county agricultural fairs, except when .operated by ^private corporations. . , ' - Â· ' Â· The tax paid under this" bill would be apportioned by the state treasurer among the school districts'in St.; Ahsgar Man Wins in Osage Damage Suit OSA'GEV March; 13.--The suit '.'ot Gilbert :Dammen of 'St. 'Ansgar-rs: La Vern Falk in a collision on South' Seventh street was decided in favor of the. plaintiff with ?150 damages. Falk was coming toward town on a winding road leading up from the river.as,Damman,.was going south on Seventh street wrien the accident occurred. ' Post Plans Horse Show. .. DES MOINES, March-13. (UP)-An elaborate horse show will be held at. Fort Des Moines army post March 27 .and. 28, .with exhibitions by the local cavalry troop,, according to announcement by Col. Edgai A.Simrayer, post commandant. Mr. and Mrs. ftickok of Hayfield Observe 40th Year of Wedding HAYFIELD, March 13;--Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hickok celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary by invitation at the home of their daughter, Mrs. R: M. Hutson, Wednesday evening. The Pearl .Hiclcok family of Ventura and the/Robert Hickok family of Fertile, Carrol Carson and son, David, of Forest City, Mr. and Mrs. K. R. Hickok, Cloe and Orville Hickok of Hayfield were the relatives present. Rock Falls R.N. A. Play Is Seen by Large Crowd ROCK FALLS, March 13:--There i was a good attendance at the three- act comedy, !'And Mary Did," given at the school auditorium Wednesday evening, by .members of the Royal Neighbor lodge. Between acts Miss Marjorie. Pickett, Mason City, -gave a number of selections on the xylophone and Miss Lavina Stevens, Mason City, played the piano. The. proceeds of the evening were ?30. Fast Freight Service Started. DES MOINES, March 13. (UP)-Fast freight service, 'insuring' one day delivery from, southwestern Iowa to Des Moines on the Burlington route, will be opened shortly according to officials of tha road Similar action in opening up trade territory in northwest Iowa was promised shortly, it was said. The Globe-Gazette Offers Booklet on MODERN MANNERS Â·If-there is any misery more acute than realizing one's.ignor- ance of the correct thing to do in a given social situation it has not as yet . been cataloguec among human woes, and yet' i is 6. misery that no one need be forced to endure. No one neet feel gauche and ill at. ease, or commit embarrassing - socia errors, if he .will send for a copy of MODERN MANNERS and study. It It gives the answers to all the questions of etiquet thai have troubled you at one time or another. '. ,. 'Jse this coupon. The Globe-Gazette Â· Information Bureau, Frederic 3. Raskin, pirector, Washington, D. O. 1 Inclose herewith 6'cents in com or stamps for a copy of thb booklet on MODERN MANNERS. Â· - / * ' Name Street City .. Slate . A MOST A M A Z I N G VALUE It's A Guaranteed Nationally Adver Used Watch . . . . f~*iUE$ the price of this guaranteed VJ watch for men. It has a jeweled movement in a beautifully engraved case and is fitted with the new style band. If we were to tell the price, our comple : assortment would he exhausted in no time. You will he amazed at it's low price - so come in and examine it today Only a limited quantity - act quickly ' HO ftOOTM fBMOUL SCHROEDER GETS 2 TO 21 YEARS Former lowah Convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter of Hitch-Hiker. INDIANAPOLIS, March 13. UK --Convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the .death of an un- mown hitch-hiker Â·Â· whose body he admitted burning in his automobile near here last May, Harold Herbert Schroeder, Mobile, Ala., today faced a 2 to 21 year term in the Indiana state prison. Judge Frank P.-Baker, who presided at the trial in criminal court, will pronounce sentence Monday morning. ' Father of Clarion. The verdict was reached by -~u jury after three hours, 35 minutes deliberation. The state had sought conviction of first degree murder and imposition of the death-penalty. Ira M. Holmes, defense counsel, announced he will not file any motions to set aside the verdict, but said he would confer today with Schroeder's relatives, among them Ecbroeder's 71 year old father of Clarion, Iowa, Prosecutor Herbert E. Wilson said he believe'd Schroeder will have to serve the entire 21 year maximum term. Stressed Own Story. Only three witnesses were presented in defense of the 35 year old Mobile garage man, against 37 used Mrs. Pettit Dies in Florida; Ashes Will Be Buried in Osage v OSAGE, March 13.--Mrs.. A. H. Pettit, long time resident of Osage, died at her home at Hairies City, Fla.,' Sunday and her ashes'will be brot to Osage and buried to the family lot. She was born at Richmond. Ind., in 1855, came to Osage in 1874 and lived in the home of Dr. and Mrs. David Cutler until her marriage to Mr, Pettit in 1876. She is survived by her husband, her daughter, Esther, now Mrs. Lisle Smith of Haines City and her son, Claude, of Osage. ' hy the state. In addition to its technical plea of insanity, the defense stressed Schroeder's own story, that the hitch-hiker was killed when Schroeder's automobile went into a ditch, and that, fearing he would be accused of murder, he set the body afire in the automobile. The Â· state contended Schroeder Intended it to be assumed he himself died in the fire so he could resume his life under another name. Testimony- of a deputy coroner tended to show the victim was stabbed before his body was burned. Wins Declamatory First. GRAFTON, March 13.--m the declamatory contest of the grades held at the schoolhouse Wednesday afternoon Esther'La'udeck received first in the dramatic class and Harley Walk first in the humorous division. BUILDING SHOWS MUCH ACTIVITY Upward Turn Is Indicated in Report on Homes in United States. s * ' DES KOINES, March 13 (UP)--After sliding downhill for more than two years, residential activity in the United States turned upward during February, according to figures released today by the F. W. Dodge corporation. The report said that residential activity is the barometer of the building trades and an early upturn in other lines of building was expected. In the 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains, residential building in February totalled $77,917,800, the highest figure since 1928. Nonresidential building figures for February continued at a low ebb. Residential building for the first two months of 1931 is off only $9,000,000 from 1 the normal, in comparison with a loss of almost 50 per cent for the corresponding two months of 1930, indicating, according to the report, "that the deflation .in this type of. building has been largely completed." Release of Conners Sought. " BURLINGTON, March 13. (UP) -^Petitions were being circulated today seeking tae release of Tony Conners, 76, former local hotel proprietor, from the state penitentiary at Fort Madison. Body of Garner Car Crash Victim to Be Buried at Moriona GARNER, Feb. 13.--The body of Mrs. Ray-Bohonek, 31,- was taken to Monona Thursday evening. Mrs. Bohonek was the victim of an auto accident Dec.. 7 which caused her death. 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