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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, March 1, 1937
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 1 fl| 1937 ELEVEN: SUGAR BEET CAN HELP SOIL, ADD TO EMPLOYMENT E. C. Moore Delivers Talk " on Industry on North Iowa Forum. "All we are asking is that the sugar beet be taken from the list of soil depleting crops and then ·lair treatment in regard to the sugar price as compared with other farm products," said Earl C. -Moore, manager of the Mason City plant o£ the American Crystal Sugar company in speaking on the :KGLO North Iowa Forum Saturday night. "It is hard to understand why some ol the great agricultural ·minds of the country fail to grasp opportunities to better our ^agricultural conditions," he said. "We are taking land out of crop production, planting clovers and legumes, taking jobs away from farm labor, forcing them to go on relief., . "A great many people wonder ·what it is all about. "When we build u p . l a n d , ' we must expect that some clay the .land will produce more. When we .have it all built up, what are we |going to do about it? Why Plow Up? . "Why should we plow up .crops, losing the use of the land, when we could crop It, give work to labor, produce a valuable sub- 'stitute crop not competing with our present farm crops, build up ^tlie land, at the same time and 'get good money for doing it-keeping millions of dollars in the .United States instead of sending it to foreign countries. "The original purpose of the · United States Agricultural department was to find out about crops 'that could be raised in this country so that farm income could be increased and we could have more diversification. Many crops have been added which we were not producing 50 years ago. Great strides were made in producing niany crops at a less cost and the sloganof 'Making Two Blades of .Grass Grow Where One Grew Before' came. true. :"One of the first crops introduced was the sugar beet. When Tama Jim Wilson of Iowa was secretary of agriculture, he made a strenuous effort to get the industry started. Some politicians were for the sugar beet and some politicians were against the sugar beet. The cane sugar refiners were against the sugar beet because they, saw a competitor and so the sugar beet became a political football. The new industry could not make a 'touchdown' because every change of administration called for a new set of rules and the ball was always sent back to the starting line. Compare Conditions. "Compare living conditions in the United States with the living conditions in Cuba and Porto Rico and you will readily understand why it costs more to produce beet sugar than it does to produce cane sugar. "Due to .these conditions, we have been told we were a nonessential industry and we had no right to exist. "We have been told, 'i£ we could trade our good American dollars for Cuban sugar, the Cubans would have more money to buy our Iowa lard.' This argument is so siliy that you can almost laugh at it. "At no time in the history of the country has Cuba ever bough more than 80,000,000 pounds o: lard in one year. In November 1930, the farmers of Iowa received $8.50 for their hogs. If $8.50 was the price for hogs anc all the Cuban lard was raised in Iowa that year, our farmers wouk have received $6,800,000 and noi one penny more. Has Seven Factories. "In 1930, the American Ci-ysta'. Sugar company, operating seven factories, mind you, out of the 100 factories in the United States, paic S8,800,ODO for beets delivered to the factory bins. o£ which S7 264,380 went to the American farmer. Nearly $500,000 was paid b_ this one company to the farmers for beets, more than all the larc sales to Cuba amounted to. Anc vhat about the vast sums of noney paid for beets by the other ugar companies in the United states that year. "In November, 1932, .hogs sold ri Iowa for 52.80, and the amount f lard sent to Cuba that year was vorth $2,800,000 and we paid the armers or beets that year more nan $3,000,000. "In 1934 we only had two-thirds f a beet crop, due to growing onditions. Hogs were $5.10 that /ear and the lard bill amounted to 1,550,000 and we paid the farm- rs three and a quarter million dollars for beets. We Pay More. "Producing 25 per cent of the ugar we consume -- how many millions o£ pounds of pork products would American labor con- ome if we were producing 100 ier cent of our sugar? We certain- y pay more than 50 cents a day or factory labor and 10 cents a day for field labor. "Snap judgment without proper nvestigation has been passed upon the sugar beet crop and it s called a depleting crop. "When you take a 40 acre field, plant half of it to beets and the other half of the field to clover or iny soil building crop, then the next year plant the whole field to :orn or any small grain, and the jeet land will produce more bushels than the land will produce that vas planted to a soil building crop, vhich part of the field has been depleted? Does it make sense vhen you say the beet is deplet- ng when it produces more? "It is all right for the Cuban sugar baron to get rich but not 'or the American manufacturer. The American manufacturer gives American workmen a job; he pays axes and if he makes too much money, the* government takes it away from him. "Don't forget to ask your grocer for sugar made in lo'wa. It is the cleanest sugar and made under the most sanitary conditions of any sugar made in the world." What SHE TOLD WORN OUT HUSBAND She could have reproached him fo hisfitsof temper--his "all in" com plainta. But wisely she saw in hi i frequent colds, his "fagge** out, "on edge." condition the Vir trouble she herself bad whipped Constipation! The --very morning after , takinfc NR (Nature's Remedy), as she advised, he felt like himself · __j _- again -- keenly '*-· alert, peppy, cheerful. NR--the fiafcTdepamiab] c. al I- vegetabj laxative and corrective -- norksBcnUy.thorouRhly.nat tirall y. I tstimulales the cli m- inativc tract to complete, rejjular functioning. Non-hahil- (crmlnjr. Try a box tonight. 2ac -- at druggists- .} r V ' / - TELLS OF TRIP TO MEXICO CITY Peterson Says Route Will Be Commercialized in a Year. "I've never driven a highway that was constructed lor more safe driving than that to Mexico City," declared Roy T. Peterson in a talk to the Rotary club Monday noon in Hotel Hantbrd. "Even up the mountains, the slope is gradual, never more than 5 per cent. The highway in Mexico is certainly a monument to engineering. "But if you're going to drive to Mexico City," Mr. Peterson advised, "I suggest that you do ii within the next year. For it won't be very long before commercialization of tourists is started. High now;, the "prices there" are low" From Mason City to Mexico we were on paving all the way." Traveled 15,000 Miles. Mr. Peterson, who returnee Saturday from a 15,00(1 mile trip described the beautiful scenery and primitive cities in Mexico, a stop for 10 days in Mexico City and then driving to Vera Cruz Mexican food is fine, he said, but he objected to a certain aroma in it which cattS9d him to eat less heartily. At Vera Cruz his auto was broken into and 500 feet of movies, clothing and other . articles taken. Then he went to Havana Cuba, to Miami, .saw flood devastation at Louisville, visited a brother in Saginaw, Mich., and--jus to make the trip one of completeness--went up into Canada Tells of Printings At the Rotary meeting, John D Corsaut gave a classification paper on printing, sketching the history and development o£ the industry and its rapid progress in recent years. Aside from schools the newspaper is the most poten factor in mass education, he asserted. · The Rotary club voted, will only four dissenting votes, to protest the proposed eleventh distric rcdistrtcting. Fifty-eight of the GE clubs in the district have objcctec to the change. A. Allen was a guest. TO'NICHT .TOMORROW AlBICHt Federal Inspections to Be Held for Local Guard Units in Ma The annual federal inspection o the local companies of the nationa guard will be held in May, accord ing to orders received from the se nior regiment Monday. The in spection will be conducted by Ma jor J. J. Fraser, who conducte the inspection last year. Compan H will have its inspection May 1( the Second Battalion Headquartei May 11, and Company F on Ma 12. Crcamory (oMovc Soon. NORA SPRINGS -- T h e Nor Springs creamery will soon b_ moved to the newly purchascc Coon building which is being re modeled to meet the needs of th creamery's growing business. LOOK YOUR BEST Whatever-you're doing . . ^ enjoy yourself! Enjoy the confidence that comes of knowing that you are well groomed. PERMANENTS SPIRAL - CROQUIGNOLE $1.50 -$1.95 $2.75 - $3.75 1U5 S. Federal Phone 281 A Line O'Pipe By T. PIPE Stick to the Pipe--Let the smoke blow where it will. MARCH 'he month of March now comes once more, (Thank goodness, February's done.) We gladly greet it as of yore; (Now where the dickens is that sun?) The buds will shortly swell and soon, (One moment till I fix the fire,) d birds will sing a joyful tune. (I hope I'm not for once a liar.) The warm"spring sun will shortly shine, (Just listen to that March wind blow,) tnd leaves will sprout on leaf and vine; (Ten thousand curses, see it snow.) The dandelions on the lawn, (And now the air is full of sleet.) Vill shortly greet the early dawn. (The month of March is hard to beat.) --··" A ·__!-· One thing in its favor, the month of March will not need to ie so very good to be better than ts immediate predecessors. Just a ittle sunshine and a lew warm days and it will be held most adorable. -- · -- * Winters in Iowa the past few years are mighty easy to get enough of. Most of us 'have enough of them before they ever start. They wouldn't be so bail if they just knew when to quit. Which ihey seldom ever seem to do. . A BUT LET'S CHEER UP AND BE GAY. ONLY A WEEK UNTIL THE FIRST ROBIN. , -A- · Speaking of the weather, as everyone in these days, reminds us hat the weather man is in a very jad batting slump. He has been hitting below 500 since the firs! of the year and at times has been close to the 400 mark. He should lave his eyes and ears examined. Also his heart. S -The most colossal, the most tremendous, the most stupendous, the most astounding error of ilic weather man's prophesying: career was for Saturday ana Sunday of Feb. 20 and 21. Generally fair was the prediction. And we sal a whole flock of every other thins else but. -- · -Years ago there was a joke-going the rounds that went somewhat as follows: A certain old fellow was noted for his unfailing accuracy in tor- telling the weather. Come rain, come shine, come cold or wind or heat, he never failed to call the turn in his weather forecasting. At last someone asked him how come and what was the secret of his success. "Well," he replied, Til tell you. I always prophesy just the opposite to the weather man's official forecast. And I can't miss." -- * -Another sweet mystery of life is where does all the wind come from when it blows as it just recently did from the northwest for merit onto a week? Thurc was enough wind circulating across the lanflscapc ot northern Iowa to operate all (he election campaigns for (lie next twenty years. (And it accom- plisjied about as much goad. -- A ---Verri Riggins of Dougherty says ie always heard tliat zero was nothing, and then suggests that anyone who believes it is nothing o get out in zero weather and buck a 30 M. P. H. wind is either little off in the head or else never tried it. --· -Bui What This Country Really Needs Are Gals Who WILL Go Hoinr Niffhts. WANTED--Dependable gM Tor general 'housework. One who can go home nights. --Classified Ad. '--· -The height of something or other. Our Friend Tom Summerhays sending us an advertisement of the new Packard automobiles. And we with a whole flock of convenient, easy, monthly'pay- ments yet to make on the Pointy- ak. OILMANSPEAKS ON KGLQ FORUM Youth Is Bewildered, Says Secretary of Mason City Y. M. C. A. "Looking Ahead with the Youth of Mason City" was the:subject of the KGLO North Iowa Forum Sunday evening, with C. E. Gilman, general secretary of the V. M. C. A.,.as the speaker. "Youth is bewildered," said Mr. Gilman. "Youth is bewildered in school work. Young men and boys want to use what the present day school systems have to offer them in education so as to make themselves useful and successful in society but they see all around them sticr, a mixture of opinions and actions that they do not.know what to believe. Too many limes they finish school believing that when through they will be able to continue theii high standard of living and that big positions are waiting for them only to -find out that they must take jobs with small pay and littl chance to advance. "Youth is bewildered in its home life. Young people are taught ii school, church or other youth organizations that the home is some- Bui thanks, Tom, for compliment just the same. Ihc hing to respect and that it is sacred, but in reality discover it to ie more of a superstition, a place o fill up and retire. Needs Personal Contacts. "Youth is bewildered in its vork because it seldon can get what it wants to do, but must take whatever is available. "Youth needs more personal contacts with high grade individuals and not so much mass contact where its individuality is smothered and has no chance to be expressed. "Youth needs an opportunity to learn various tx'ades. "Youth needs a better example set for it by adults. What chance lias youth to make good in character or business when they try to follow the examples set by those older than themselves? "When young folks see shady business deals transacted, when they see lax morals among women and men, when they see the element of gambling in society, when they hear untrue statements being made daily in politics, business and society, how can they feel truth does mean anything? Liuvs Made (o Break. "What chance has youth in so- cietj* when we realize thai too much of our society is run on the policy of 'anything is legitimate as long as we can get by with it' and that laws a r e , m a d e , to break ii they don't suit our own personal whims." Mr. Gilman pointed out that teachers exert a powerful influence over youth.' · . "With this'fact in mind, what opportunity all teachers have ;o lead our youth in the right direction by setting an example dur- ng their leisure time," the speaker stated. 'The part the Young Men's Christian association and its staff !ry to play in this drama of youth is to have a program of physical education, social affairs, religious education in groups and with individuals, vocational guidance and dealing with personal problems. These are all means to the end and the end is that Mason City's young men may be able to live the complete life with Christ as their guide." Lesson Serinon Is on "Christ Jesus" at Science Church "Christ Jesus" was the subject of the lesson-sermon in (he Church of Christ, Scientiesl, Sunday. The Golden Text was from Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today for forever.' The lesson-sermon comprisec quotations irom the Bible anc from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures," by Mary Baker Eddy. One of the Bible citations read: Arid when Jesus was come into Peter's house; he saw his wife's nother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose and ministered unto them. When the even was come, they brought unto lim many that were possessed with devils; and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick." (Matt. 8:1416.) Among the selections from the Christian Science textbook was the following: "Jesus established what he said by demonstration, thus making his acts of higher importance than his words. He proved what he taught. This is the S c i e n c e of Chrisianity. Jesus proved the Principle, which heals the sick and casts out error, to be divine." (Page 473.) SIMILE: AS LOUD AS A RADIO WHEN ONE ANSWERS THE TELEPHONE. A In spile of the long hard winter, the sitter downers still flourish and their tribe is increasing. So far, 1hc sit down strikes have proven more peaceful than the old style which was wont to result in many broken heads and often times much property loss. But strikes are bad business and accomplish nothing that could not be accomplished over a conference table if both sides sat down and really wanted to settle their differences. -- » -Sitter downers arc nothing: new. They have been more or less of a problem throughout the. acres. As witness the sagging condition of full many a rocking chair. And the shiny condition of the seats of many a pair of male trousers. Or should we say male person's trousers? -- · -Society is mostly all--The city folk and out of towners; Of just two classes and they are, The stander ups and sitter downers. And now as we reach the end of this column we are constrained to do a little hedging on that first robin proposition. We feel that unless there is a marked and liberal supply of warm, balmy weather forthcoming in the immediate future, the first robin will remain in other and more favored climes indefinitely. -- · -We now hope the first robin Will be here in a week. Bui we (loubt i(. Lake Friends Go to Funeral of Mrs. 0. B. Govig at Britt CLEAR LAKE -- Among those from Clear Lake attending the funeral of Mrs. O. B. Govig at Britt Monday afternoon were the Rev. and Mrs. B. W. Riner, Mrs. Harlan Ott, AHck Thompson and daughter, Evelyn, and Mrs. \V. H. Bailey, Mrs. Gus Heinricks and Mrs. Harold Aitchison. A brief service was held at the home of Mrs. Govig's parents at 1:30 o'clock and the funeral was at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock. The Rev. C. M. McMillan, pastor of the church at Britt, the Rev. B. W. Riner and the Rev. O. Mall of St. James Lutheran church of Mason City spoke. Mrs. Govig was u member of the St. James Lutheran church in Mason City but attended the Methodist church while living in Clear Lake. Her parents are members of the Methodist church at Britt. Mrs. Govig died at the home on North Third street Friday. Lake Students Enter Contest at Plymouth CLEAR LAKE--High school students who took second places in the declamatory contest held at Clear Lake Feb. 16, will enter a sub-county contest at Plymouth Tuesday evening, meeting contestants from Plymouth and Ventura. Miss Louise Holt will give "Traitors at the Bar" in the oratorical division, Miss Helen Lomen "Peasant Wit" in dramatic and Miss Barbara Rutan "The Yanks Are Coming" in humorous. Mrs. B. Doty Begins Work at Beauty Nook CLEAR LAKE--Mrs. Beatrice Doty, who formerly owned a beauty shop in Iowa Falls, began work Monday at the Beauty Nook, owned by Mrs. Charles Luick. Mrs. Doty is a graduate of Thompson's School of Beauty Culture in Des Moines. Her husband, Floyd 3. Doty, is in business with the Iowa Stoe'.t Ade company. They live at the Safer apartments, 215 Holt street. To Hold Sale. CLEAR LAKE--The auction sale of the Charles Nelson estate scheduled for Feb. 24 has been postponed until March 4, according 1r Elmer Nelson, administrator. The sale will begin at I p. m. R A. Reemtsma is auctioneer. Secret Marriage Revealed at Tea CLEAR LAKE--Miss Marguerite Winnie has returned from DCS Moines where she attended a luncheon at the Younker tearoom Saturday at which the marriage of her brother, Marvin R. Winnie, 10 Miss Barbara Isaacs of Mason City which took place Sept. 10, 1D3G at Rock Island, 111., was announced. Miss Isaacs is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Isaacs, Des Moines, and conducts a dancing school in Mason City. Mr. Winnie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Winnie, 409 Henry street. He is traveling for a candy company at present hut will have charge of a concession stand at the Wellmon bathhouse during the season. A local news dealer thinks Chairman John Hamilton will soon exhaust the 510,000 travel allowance on account of the distance between republicans.--Detroit News. The Morning AfterTaking Carters Iff tie Liver Pills COAL LOTTA LUMP . Per Tan with the Usual Disc. HIGH IN HEAT LOW IN ASH WAGNER COAL CO. PHONE 986 R E F R I G E R A T O R Millions of more homes can have a genuine General Electric Refrigerator THE NE REFRIGERATORS It has always cost lost toman a General Electric and now it coslj l o s s t h a n ever to biii; one. You nowpay no more f o r a genuine General Electric--look at (he price lagt! 2 Greater cold producing capacity and leu c u r r e n t coniumplion. The yoar 'round operating cost of the General Electric It much lojj than you ore probably now paying for inadequate, irregular refrigeration. The 10-year record of General Electric Refrigerators for trouble-free economical service s t a n d s alone and unchallenged . . . atk your neighbor! You will want one of these new 1937 Triple-Thrift Refrigerators in y o u r k i t c r f e n . T h e g l e a m i n g , glistening white all-steel cabinets are brilliantly styled and designed for both beauty and u t i l i t y , w i t h m a n y new advancements in convenience and economy. Require* no attention--not even oiling. The only refrigerator mechanism with Farad-Fred Lubriralion and Oil Cooling that means less current, longer life. NOW! New Models at Lower Prices · m w · anc? Easier Terms! T PEOPLES GAS AND ELECTRIC COMMNY MASON CITY MANLY NORA SPRINGS CLEAR LAKE

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