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MARCH 14 1931 , MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 15 A TOWN Can Be No Greater Than Its Integral Parts. Mason City to .Be Great Must Have Good, Unselfish Citizens. Be ONE. ' JTY WE LIVE IN A WEEKLY Page Devoted to Community Interests That Make for a Bigger and Better MASON CITY. BAD HEADLIGHTS CAUSE OF MANY AUTO ^Officials in Safety Council Urge AUto Tests; Value of Courtesy Shown. One out o£' four automobiles Sriven, on. United States highways Is unnecessarily jeopardizing the lives of the cit(zenry thru improper ·: lights,'according to word received by local Safety Council members from national headquarters. Testing equipment installed by garages and co-operation 'of local c(ty officials have been'., features of. the Mason City campaign, to correct faulty headlights. . , : N Altho the'ratio of one out of four autos having improper lights may not be true in every state,; ^ ^^ ____ __ actual tes~ts"b.ave "revealed r this' high percentage in several states.' The National Safety, councij has long recognized faulty headligbts as a dan- ·i cerous highway hazard. It r is not Sonly a direct violation of the law; ' it is a practice which helps to swell the annual total of traffic killings. Hazard 'Gre4it in Winter Every motorist is aware of the hazard caused^ by the ."one-light ; driver, particularly ,when that one head lamp throws. a beam directly into the eyes of oncoming motorists. The hazard is especially bad in winter when safe driving is none top easy anyway, safety officials stated. "We urge you to check up on your headlights," safety authorities^ said. ·'Be' more courteous to your fellow automobile drivers. Such little precautions as this will go far toward reducing our national' autormbile toll which is now near to being a MEET ; A. JD. KLEIN Sales .Manager of Tile Company Received Training in School of Experience and Hard Knocks. A. D. Klein, sales manager of the Mason City Brick and Tile company, is the third generation of his famll active in burned clay products. vHis oldest son, J. H. Klein, South. Dakota representative'of the company, who in point of time of service wltb the organization Is his father's sen- ·· ior, makes the fourth generation of clay workers. : · · · . . Mr. ,Klein had his first contact with the Mason:City Brick and Tile company nearly!20 'years 'ago when, as.a part owner of a company^in. Omaha, he started purchasing goods from the tile 'works, here. He en-, .teredlthe employment- of the company in-January, 1921'. · Training for the work was gained' from' experience under his .father whom Mr. Klein characterized as belonging to the, old school which he Haves a young man entering business should start at the bottom. His first job was that of an office boy* at $1.50 a week. He was reared at Baltimore, Md: -\ All his schooling was received from the eight grades of public school and from the "school of experience and hard knocks," he said. "No, I don't believe a young man today needs to start at the bottom When my sons.were small I promised myself I would give them all the schooling they wanted." A. D. KLEIN Mr.,Klein has three sons. Besides J. .H;, 1 the Rev. John A. Klein is pastor of the Episcopal church al Chamberlain, S. Dak., and Albert D is with the St. Lukes hospital, Chi cago. . / . Mr. Klein is a member of thi Masons, the Rotary club, the ; Minne apolis Athletic club, Elks, Izaah Walton league and the Automobile club. He lives at Clear Lake. "held its annual "Motor Courtesy Week." The idea behind this plan was that if drawing room etiquet were extended to the operations of drivers on the highways, fewer accidents would happen. /I Be week ended without a single fatality to spoil the record. : No Fatalities Occurred. It was the first week this year that Cleveland went without a traffic death. As a matter of fact, the usual week's toll in Cleveland Is from one to four motor vehicle fa- A line O'pipe By T. PIPE Stick to the Pipe--Let the Smoke Blow Where It Will THE FIRST BLUEBIRD A flash of blue amid the oaks, All dark and drab in winter dress; A happy song as th'o 'twould fill, . The whole world full of happiness. A flash of blue and in my heart, Where wlnt'ry chill had lingered long; ' There come- an answering, /warmer , baat, Of gladness for the bluebird's , song. ' "The Star Spangled Banner" Is now America's official anthem.. We iope thtS i closes the controversy that has been raging for some time. Some have claimed, the music was pitched-too high and othersjthat the words were not 'appropriate. 'Others who wanted' to -have a say In the matter offered other, and less liked songs.; . - . , . , . · However It is not the words or the music, of a song that causes one's, heart to beat a little faster. The .tune may be flat and the words inripld but so long as the song represents one's native land it matters little. Put the song and tho flag together and men will gladly follow them thru the gates of death U by so doing they may be of service tn their country. China's Novel of Soil Is Added to Literature H. G. Well's "Science of Life": Really Worthwhile; Biographical Sketches Also Interesting. China's novel of the soil now has been added to the world's earthly literature. It is written, not by a native -as usually, is the case, but by a foreigner, an American, Mrs. Pearl S. Buck. It's title is "The Good Earth." It stands as,one of the most distinguished - stories of :the -current eason, Mrs. Buck, daughter of mlssjoa- -*ries*~»nd-. where," f council officials stated "For some strange reason the most gentlemanly of us often become boors when we get-behind the steering wheel. When we go around with chips on our shoulders,'when we try to beat someone else across the intersection, wben we fail to give the right of way, we are inviting accidents." NEW AUTOMOBILE LICENSES ISSUED DURING WEEK among ^ Chinese,- here presents the rise of Wang Lung, a peasant farmer. The : story. begins with, hla mar- fight for existence- against the odds of · .poverty in "The Everlasting Find the FH i;. Let tho Lost Lady EInd Herself LOST lady's black purse, two green stones on clasp. Reward. -- Wantad in I T '-'.neapolls Paper. And now the L. A. Page Lumber company has started a vest pocket newspaper. What with it and Fischbeck's sermons and Don McPeak's justly famous column, the advertising pages are. getting all cluttered up with literary masterpieces. These and other special advertising features help to make the paper more Struggle," the new novel of Johan ' attractive, and readable. We hope Bojer.- the 2x4 prospers and may there be few knotholes in i\ ·\ Old Time Religion Here. | "Three Steeples," a first novel by : ,, _.. a poet,,Le Roy MacLeod, also is 1 Mason City, Iowa, Some Time in getting considerable attentiion from ! March, 1931. A. J. Marshall of Marthe first readers. This long novel projects the old puritanical religion, as experienced b y - t h e son .dt a church builder, thru the foreground of modern American community life. The two riage to O-lan, a kitchen'slave from j don't mix well and there is tragedy. Clear Lake Grain company, Clear E-r Lake, Ford ;tudor. Reed Horr, Mason City, Chevrolet. Dr. H. D. Holman, Park hospital clinic, Chevrolet, George V. Bortner, 312 Second street northwest, Willys six coupe. Leo Sweesy, Mason City, Oldsmobile coach. Marshall and Swift, Inc., Mason City, Ford truck. H. C. Reife, 1420 South Pennsylvania avenue, Ford tudor. C. J. Mott, 26 Fifth street northeast, Willys six sedan. Arthur LeDuc, 1328 North Jersey avenue, Ford tudor. - Witwer Grocery company, Mason City, Ford tudor. P. A. Graf, 1124 Second street southwest, Oakland sedan. / Leon S. Sullivan, Clear Lake, Ford tudor. Yernon P. Stillwell, Mason City, Ford coupe. George Harold Nelson, 1312 South Delaware avenue, Ford tudor. C. E. Olson, 712 South. Washington avenue, Ford tudor. Clifford Christensen, 921 Fourth street southwest. Ford tudor. Fred J. Ebeling, 307Ms South Federal avenue, Chevrolet coach. H. G. Parker, 130 Fifth street northwest, Chevrolet coupe. Floyd Davis Jones, P. G. and E. company, Pontlao coupe. C. S. Hayes, J. E. Decker, ami 1 company, Essex coach. J. H. Murray, Mason City, Oldsmobile coupe. . the house of Hwang, the great family of the town. Strong, plain docile, O-lan bears him sons and toils for and'with him, so that he^may grub enough out of his soil to buy some of the rice fields of the dissolute Hwangs. , Solly Sagas Given. The poverty of the people who live In the mud huts and hoard pence underlines the novel thruout. The Wangs prosper somewhat until a famine, whose starving effect is intensely shown, sends them to ,a southern city to beg. There they happen upon a find of gold and jewels in the looting during the revolution. That is the basis of their future wealth. Yet Wang remains essentially an honest, steadfast owner of land, founding a^new family that eventually moves into tne old home of the Hwangs. The^wealth -softens him and he buys Lotus, a tea shop girl, i Taf t and others, for a concubine. Already one may see developing a repetition of the Hwang's down- Bruce Durkin, the boy, becomes the community pastor. His faith totters when he feels that his preachings have made old Ab Carver a suicide. Just at this point Bruce perishes in the burning of a church his father built. Life of An Editor. Another biography which gives a glimpse behind the scenes of a great institution, as well as a portrait of its subject, is "Mr. Miller of 'The Time's,'" by A. Fraser Bond. George R. Miller was editor-in- chief of The New Xork Times from 1883 until his death in 1921. He was responsible to a*large extent in determining the editorial policy of that newspaper, and in the pages of the biography appear such figures as Cheater Lord, Charles A. shall and Swift, Inc., Cleaners and Furriers- and Buttonhole Makers. Dear Mr. Marshall: :' I, have .your letter of recent date in which you advise that Easter is; but a few weeks away and why not dig- my Knight Templar coat but of the moth balls and have it cleaned and pressed and I would reply by say- Ing that I am undecided as yet if I will attend church in a body this year with-the Knights owing to the probability of inclement weather at Easter time. I dp not desire to wear my Knight Templar coat outdoors during a heavy precipitation of rain or snow and have it become all wet and maybe -get a bad cold in my head. Nor do I know that Don McPeak will permit me to walk In the para'de altho Harry Tait is insisting already that I do so. Harry says a parade In which I do not participate--is like a river without nny water, mighty dry and uninteresting. Hoping you are the same. - T. PIPE. P. S.--Pray do not, my dear Mr. Dana, James Gordon Bennett, Tbeo- Marshall, refer to thorn as Knight dore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Templars. K'-'-'-'- Templar my Taft and others. ' dear slr _ alw - 3 Tam p]ar. Science-for Anybody. After that, "The Science bf Life," fall, while the father to the last by H. G- Wells', Julian S. Huxley cautions his sons to cling to their and G. P- Wells, sounds rather dull, acres. ; It is anything but that.\ The novel is as quietly powerful , In two massive volumes, the older as the hold of the rice fields on -Wells has done for science what he Wang : and oltho Mrs. Buck's mod- did for another branch of learning ified Biblical style obtrudes a bit, ' m "The Outline of History." With the effect is undlminished. biology by Huxley and further aid HOW TO A PAR This Is the I : of a scries of articles on this absorbing subject. . The next will appear in an early issue. STEERING THE CAR, have It . It-is the effect of a country saga, from his son, he has humanized ac- i i y which the Norwegians do o will. cepted science from the sludgy orig- . THIS SIDE UP--PLEASE! -THOTO BY WRIGHT" It is not the usual thing to mark the? correct side of a picture; neither is It tho usual thing to find dancers in the eighth grade that 'can tie themselves in knots as easily as one can twist an old rope out of. shape. . Lincoln school's "Rag Dolls," as this, group of performers-is known, have been performing tbruout the winter months for vauous 'ctu'os and lodges. Tho dolls have visited at Eockwell, Tltonka - mid nearly all the clubs of Mason City and they have a standing invitation to appear at Hampton. Toys such as those dotting the broken, shelves of this imaginary shop window were originally used in the dance when it was presented at Lincoln school. Leroy Anderson, the midget publicity agent in the foreground' at the right, usually dances In blackface disguise. The dolls thrown into their position on the shelves are: Top shelf,' Arlene Zcrble; lower .ahelf, left? to right, Dixie Ward, Mildred Van Every, Cleo Bain. Ono doll, Dorothy Price, was unable to bo with the group when It was photographed. Because of . the unusual situation of the dolls and toys, the pianist for the performers, Eunice Anderson, and the director, Miss Jean Marsh, were not Included In tho photo. The popularity of the funmakers has grown to such proportions that their engagements had to bo cancelled for the remainder of the school year. -NOW IT CAN BE TOLD- Chickasaw Officers Find New Still ·i i , . THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LIQUOR RAIDERS OF DECADE'AGO STILL TALKED - 1 1 ' ' ' ; ABOUT I N NORTHERN IOWA COMMUNITIES. T HE battle that- has been waged j challenge the enforcement ability against bootleggers, liquor man-) of the sheriff and other law officers, ufacturers and other violators o f : Saloons had been closed and legis- Uie state and national dry laws sup- lated out of existence Jan. 1 of that plies one of the thrilling chapters in the annals of North Iowa. Many a heroic fight has been waged, many a raiding, expedition has been carried on, while incessant midnight rides, vigilant sleuthing and close attention to matters of evidence-have become everyday affairs for enforcement officers. Still Talk About. Many of these stories will go down in the history of this section of Iowa. The residents of Chickasaw county, for instance, will probably recall for the longest period a raid that was conducted back more than a decade ago. The incident is told by F. B. Shaffer, who is now with the First National company of Mason City, but who held the office of county attorney back in 1D17. That was the time when the illicit manufacture of "moonshine' and com whisky was beginning to year and information about the secret operation of stills, which started at that time, was slow in reaching the authorities. Only occisional- ly was there a still found and then usuallly in a town or city. Reported New J'Still." In Chickasaw county it was some time before the raid squads began to burn up the country roads. Farmers were reluctant about reporting their suspicions to the officers if they that a neighbor was making 'or selling liquor. One day, however, there came into the office of the county attorney.of Chickasaw county a complaint from an anonymous source that there was a new "still" on a farm in the northeast corner of the county. The sheriff was informed of the situation arid given instructions to go to the farm, search the place and to find the still. The sheriff with his deputies at once set out for tho northeast part of the county, armed with the proper search warrant" and a big assortment of weapons. Arriving at the farm the sheriff and his assistants knocked at the door. Had Search Warrant. "I have a search warrant," said the sheriff, "and I am looking for a new still which you have here." There came a quizzical expression in the face of the farmer. Then there was a twinkle in his eye. "All right," he said, "come in." The farmer turned back into the house, followed by the sheriff one his squad of searchers. The officers followed him up a stairway to the, second floor of the house and into a bedroom. They were congratulating themselves how easy-thjs raid had turned out to be. Reaching into a crib, the farmer brot forth a bouncing, smiling five day old baby boy. ' "Yes, he's a new Still all right," said the farmer. "My name's John Still. Here boys have a cigar." SCARLET FEVER INCREASING.SAYS DR. C, E, DARIN Disease Increases in Severity and Intensity, Declares Health Director, An increase In the number of scarlet fever cases has become noticeable in the past week .and everyone should be paying special attention to sore throat, according to Dr. C. E. Dakin, health director. Anyone with fever, sore throat and rash probably baa the scarlet fever and should be extremely careful, Dr. Dakin said. . Scarlet fever has been Increasing m prevalence and severity over the ·mtirB United States during the past month and more cases will probablv develop here, he said. Greeted With Questions. "Must you put that card up on' the house, doctor?" Health officers are often greeted with this question when they appear to establish quarantine. Many people seem to think that it is a disgrace to have the house placarded. Boards of health are established "to do that for the individual which he cannot do for himself" in the way of protection against disease. The establishment of quarantine Is one of the methods of achieving that purpose. Instead of being a disgrace, a placard on the house is proof that the Inmates are practicing the. golden rule In that they are trying to prevent other people from contracting the disease which one or more of their members have unfortunately and . Innocently acquired. "A placard on the house does not always mean quarantine, Certain diseases are so easily communicable ind so dire In the consequences to their victims that absolute quarantine of the entire household is necessary If their spread Is to ba prevented." These diseases are anthrax, Asiatic cholera, glanders, leprosy, plague, typhus fever, yellow fever and smallpox. Fortunately, the lost named disease is the only one which is prevalent in Iowa. "Certain other diseases are sufficiently severe to cause the patient and his attendants to be quarantined. These diseases are diphtheria, poliomyelitis, ' scarlet fever, cere- brosplnal .meningitis. ... ., · Acta as'Warning. "In. placardable diseases, the placard on the house does not mean quarantine but acts as a warning to others that they may not unwittingly expose themselves to disease. These diseases are chickcnpox, encephalitis, German measles, measles, mumps and whooping cough. ' · '"When you or your children have accidentally acquired a communicable disease and the health officer comes to placard the house, do not look upon him as one who arbitrarily advertises your troubles to the world, but as one who in performing his duty aids you In doing unto others as you would have others do to you." Questions About Great Composers and Removal of Stains Used in Library List Incidentally, there is another story: in of life to human behavior and of Norwegian peasantry and their [ the mind. * GOVERNMENT JOB OPENINGS LISTED people have lived long lives for their carelessness in this matter. After assuring yourself that you have a place to which to steer, proceed to r.teer in that direction, observing the car will year, Indian service, interior department. . Junior geologist, $2,000 a year, geological survey, department of the interior. ' . Social worker (psychiatric), $2.- tersection or on an ascending hill- following simple rules. 1st. If speed of your permit, pass every car you over- i take. If you can do this at an in- 000 a year, junior social worker, Information May Be Ob- $1,800 a year, veterans' administra- tained From Charles E. Price at Postoffice. Watch Your Step! Accidents of Past v Week Show Constant Need for Caution ; Joe Frank, 11 yeas old, 821 South Federal avenue, was severely injured 'when struck by a hit and run driver on South Federal avenue Monday. ' / P. M. Anderson, 69 years old, 152 Seventh street southwest, sufferect an injured head and an Injured wrist when he fell from a ladder while trimming trees. Friday. · An aviation enthusiast says that flying in an airplane is as safe as sleeping In bed. But we can't forg«f that statistics show that more people die in bed than anywhere else.-Nashville Southern Lumberman, Full information 'concerning civil service examinations may be obtained from Charles E.-Price, secretary of the United States : civil service board of examiners, at the post- office. . ; . The commission has announced open competitive examinations a.° follows: · Associate engineer, $3,200 to 53,700 a year, 'assistant engineer, $2,600 to $3,100 a year, various government establishments, Including supervising architect's office, treasury department. . Associate geologist, $3,200 a year, assistant geologist, $2.600 a year, geological survey, department of the interior, and bureau of mines, department of commerce. Assistant naval architect, $2,600 a year, bureau of construction and repair, navy department, and the ~oast guard, treasury department. Su,..-' : intendent of Indian school 13.200 to 84,600 a year, principal of Indian school, $2,600 to $2,000 n tion. Technical assistant in malariology, $2,500 a year, public health service. All states (except Delaware, Iowa. Maine, Maryland, Vermont, Virginia and the District of Columbia have received less than their share of appointments in the apportioned departmental service at Washington. side so much the better. 2nd. Most pavements have a black mark drawn along the middle. Always try and drive with the Inside wheels of your car on this line* Do not worry about other cars hitting you. Let them do the worrying. 3rd. Always--but why continue. If you follow the foregoing rules you will not live to read further. So why write mrrr-' Suspended Sentence Given William Nelson . - TOH Larceny ' ' ' · .7HE CRUISK OF THIS PKZEMYSL , By El Captain [ "And who Is Don McPeak?" I in- is i "Don't you know him? He r Mason City's whistles top per." "Whlstlestopper, eh? And how Nelson, 18, .Thornton, [does he 'stop - w h i s t l e s from William pleaded guilty to a county attorney's information filed by Roe Thompson, charging him with breaking and entering a storeroom of a gasoline filling station nnd stealing a tire, and was sentenced by Jildge C. H. Kelley Friday to 10 years in the whistling?" "By- not' permitting them to .whistle." "And can't I whistle none while I am, in Mason City?" "Not and get along with Don." Thinks I to myself this must be a state reformatory at.Anamosa. ! heck of a town and how come this The sentence was suspended on the good behavior of the defendant. Nelson, who also confessed to stealing other article.?, admitted he entered a Thornton gasoline station for an automobile tire. Don McPeak person can keep whistles from whistling. But rather than be further perturbed about it I decided to let nature take its course. (To be continued) T HE list of questions: used .in the library membership card contest for rural school children would puzzle most grownups. More than 100 children participated in the contest and most of Ixem answered the 25 questions correctly. Miss Lydia M. Bn.rrette, librarian, selected the answers given by one bay as typical of the more capable lists of answers and these are given below. This boy added much to. the workmanship of his entry by drawing a sketch of a book shelf on the title page of his booklet. The average age of those participating was about 13 1-2 years. The youngest was 8 years old. Miss Barrette expressed herself as immensely pleased with the contest, stating the competition shows beyond a doubt that there is a keen educational interest in the county. Questions Given. " The list of mswers selected for publication .reads as follows: U.--Was Iowa' admitted as a state before or after'the Civil W a r ? Iowa was admitted to" the Union as a state before the Civil War. 2.--My bathing cap is stuck together. How may I get it apart? Put the bathing cap in cold water and let it soak for a while, it wil then easily pull apart. Dry thoro ly before you put It away. 3.--How much of the earth's sur face never receives any snowfall About one-third of the earth's sur face never receives any snowfall. 4.--What is the first essential t hygienic living? Wholesome food is the first essen tial to hygienic living. 5.--What famous 'composer reverec by ,all music lovers, was buriec in a paupers cemetery and He: in an unknown grave? Mozart, a great composer of music is buried in a pauper's cemeteiy and lies in an unknown grave. .--Who are the authors of the fol- owing titles? Hiedi-Spyri; Rip Van Winkle-Irving; Tom Sawyer -Clemens (Mark Twain.) Penrod-Btjoth Tarkington; Hiawatha-Longfellow; Greatstone Face- Hawthorne; Star Spangled Banner- Key; Gulliver's Travels,Swift. Would Use Polish. 7.--What will keep brass faucets from looking waterspotted ? Furniture polish, or any light oil, or milk will keep brass faucetn from being waterspotted, due to the fact that it makes a glazed finish. 8.--Give the last line of the following: "This above all; To thine self be true, And it must follow as the night the day" The lost line is: "Thou canst not th'»a be false to any man." Taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ac 1 1, Scene 3. 9.--Are the national forests of the United States larger in area than the State of Iowa? The forests of the United State, are about 6 or 7 times as lavg as the area of Iowa. 10.--Arrrjge the following words ii order in w^ich they appear in th dictionary: Boar, chickadee, cis tern, windmill, roof, barn, tractor apple, weather, alfalfa, run temp est, happen, ha.ste, alphabet. \nswer: Alfalfa, alphabet, apple barn, bear, chickadee, cistern happen haste, roof, run tempos tractor, weather, windmill. 11.--Watermelons are native t what country? Watermelons are native to Africa They are an easily spoiled fru! . and must be kept cold uftc picking. They are shipped by rai Twin Boys Are Born to Couple at Park Hospital Twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Grove, 319 Vermont avenue-southeast, at Park hospital Saturday morning. Infant A weighed three pounds and ten ounces and infant B weighed four pounds and five and one-half ounces, in refrigerated boxcars and by water on refrigerated ships. 2.--Who is the author of the Gettysburg address? A.braham Lincoln, one of the greatest men in the history of the United States wrtite the Gettysburg address, the most famous oration knovn to the people of America. It has not yet been equalled by any man. 13.--What kind of soil is considered best for onions i Deep, rich, well drained soil is considered best for onions. Safety First Iluies Given. 14.--Give the three safety first rules for crossing railroad tracks. The three safety first rules for crossing railroad tracks Stop, Look and Listen. 15.--Is brown sugar marketed from our North Iowa sugar plants? Brown sugar is not manufactured from our plants. North Iowa sugar 16.--Why are there no proper names in the Bible beginning with "W"? Because the Bible wns v written in the Hebrew . language and then is no "W" in their alphabet. 17.--How muc/i would you weigh on tr.| sun? On the sun you would weigh 2! times what you weigh on thi earth. 18.--How does the Briclt nnd Til company In Mason City compar with others in the United States' The Brick and Tile company in Ma son City Is the largest in th United' States. The clay is so nea the surface and so plentiful a Mason City is the reason fo their large output. Their norma (Tarn to I'affe 10, Colnmn 8 Our + + + Home Town -- By D. W. M, -- A MAN GAVE me an awful 2ALLING down the other day 3ECAUSE I didn't make an EFFORT TO put a stop to MEDDLERS selling hardware IN THIS community and said THAT HIS wife had paid NINETEEN dollars for a three PIECE SET of oluminumware THAT WE were selling for FIFTEEN dollars and I said THAT I was a hardware mari AND NOT a reformer and if I TRIED TO reform the buying HABITS OF this community I WOULD get a ride out of TOWN ON A rail and so he got MAD AND took my hat and left BUT DID you ever think that THE PEDDLER is here today AND GONE tomorrow and that HE TAKES no merchandise back AND GIVES no guarantee or if HE DOES, it has no backing OR VALUE and can you think OF ONE thing you ever bought OF A PEDDLER that was as GOOD AS represented and if YOU WILL look around your HOME, you will sec that th'e THINGS THAT have given good SERVICE ARE the things that ARE NATIONALLY advertised AND HAVE given satisfaction FOR SO LONG that you have FORGOTTEN the price and any TIME ONE of these birds OFFERS YOU anything in our LINE, COMB tn and we will DUPLICATE IT for less money AND GIVE you thirty days to PAY FOR It in. I THANK YOU. Don McPeak, Mason City Hardware Co

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