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FOUHTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 10 1936 LIVESTOCK RECEIPTS MEET DEMANDS LITTLE CHANGE IN PRICES SEEN Hogs Steady to Strong anc $11 Top Equals Best in More Than Month. CHICAGO, (ft)--Livestock receipt Â·were in line with slaughtering re quirements Friday a n d price showed little change. The close o Lent and expectations that con tsuraer demand for meat will pick uj: were only mildly strengtheninj factors. The late eastern trade stimulated lamb prices. slightly with springers, meeting 1 competi tion of Greek buyers, selling up again to a top of SIS, highest in five years. Hogs were mostly steady to strong. The ?11 top "equaled the peak price in more than a month The bulk of good and choice me dium weights sold at $10.65 to $10.90. The fresh run of 6,000 in eluded 2,500 direct but shippers showed more interest than recently Thursday's average cost was $10.46. Since Monday the average hog price has declined day by day so that the current" basis is fully 20 cents lower although the top is on a par with Monday's best price Poorer quality after midweek has accounted for the marking down of packers' costs. The shipping outlet for better grade steers was poor but other cattle sold on a firm basis at 39-15 down mostly. She stock ruled fully steady and bulls and vealers were steady. Old crop lambs sold 15 to 25 cents higher largely because of the mea ger crop which attracted shipper, as well as local killers. The bulk o choice wooled lambs sold at 510.75 to $11.15. Springers were unevenly higher, ranging 1 all the way from .$13 to $18. Mason City Livestock MASON C1TI'-- For Frida HOGS Hog prices steady. Good light lights . 140-lfiU S 9.15- 9.45 Good lights 3GO-1SO S 9.85-10.19 Good light butcher.-; . 180-20;) S10.10-10.40 Good light butchers . 200-220 S10.10-10.4l) GOQO. med, wt. butch's 220-250 510.05-10.35 Good msd wt. butch'S 250-270 S 9,S5-10.1. r Good med. wt. butch's 270-290 S 9.70-10.00 Good heavy butchers . 290-323 S 9.50- 9.80 Good heavy butchers . 325-350 s 9.10- 9.70 Good heavy butchers . 350-400 5 9.15- 9.4; Good packing sows .. 275-350 J S.90- 9.20 Good heavy sows 350-425 $ 8.70- 9.00 Good big hy. sows .. 425-5CW S 8.50- 8,80 Good big hy. sows 550 and up S S.30- (Tnis above is a 10:30 truck hog market lor good and. choice hogs. The difference in price is for short and long haul hogs.) CATTUS. Steers, good to cnoice ... Steers, medium to good ... Steers, fair to medium .~.. Heifers, good to choice ... Heifers, medium to good t 7.50- 8.50 f 6.00- T.SO S 4.50- 3.00 S 5.50- 3.50 S 4.75- 5.50 Heifers, common to medium .. $ 4.00- 4.7ft . Cows, good to ctolcfl -- $ 4.25- 5.00 Cows, Â£air to good ---Â·....... 5 3.75- 4.25 Cows, cutters ........53.25-3.75 Cows, canners _..~... $ 3.1)0- 3.25 Bulls, heavy ? 4-50- 5.25 Eulls, Ught 5 4-00- 4-50 Calves, med. to good 130-190 $ 6.00- 7.00 Calves, med. to good 130-190 S 5.00- 6.00 Calves, infer, to ;om, 130-190 $ 5.00 down LAMBS. JJambs, good to choice .. 70-90 $ 8.75- fl.25 Lambs, medium to good $6,75-7.75 Lambs, fair to medium $ 5-00- 6.00 Common to fair $5,00 down Yearlings, good to choice 70-90 S 7-OQ- 9.00 Yearlings, med, to good 70-90 3 S.OO- 7.00 Tearllngs, fair to medium . .,* 5 4.00- 5.00 , Culls * S 4.00 doTrn Native ewes, good to choice *.. 3 2.75- 4.00 Cull ewea .,.,,.. ....*. S 1-50- 2.5U Eucks ...**,.. S 1.00- 2.50 Wethers, 2 years old - S 6.00- 7.00 Wetberw, poor to best -.- * 4.00- 7.00 BUCK iambs 51 less. No dork on lamoa. Quotations subject to market fluctuations. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK (Friday Market) CHICAGO, i.Pi-- (U, S. department of agr!- culturO--HOGS--6,000; including 2,500 direct; fairly active, steady to strong with Thursday's average; sows steady; top. $11: Tsv/i good and choice 160-250 Ibs.. $10.65 to. 510.90; 110-160 ]bs., $10.40 to 510.75; 250300 Ibs,. S10.50 to $10.75; 300-350 Ibs., S10.35 to Â£10.55: sows mostly Â£9.40 to $8.65; smooth lightweights, S9.75. CATTLE--2,500; calves. 500; better grade steers without reliable outlet; others firm; bulk selling downward from 59.15 largely on packer account; all she stock active and fully steady; heifers in small lots to 58.35; bulk S5.50 to S7-15; fat cows largely 55.75 to SG.50; koshers quotable S7.25 or better; bulls and vealers, steady; outside on sausage bulls, 56.40; vealers largely 510 down; few selects. S10.50. SHEEP--4,000^ old crop lambs mostly lii to 25 cents higher; shippers competing with local killers for meager crop available: bulk choice wooled offerings, $10.75 to S11.I5; Colorados averaging 104 Ibs., $10.65; around SO Ibs. fall shorn lambs. $10; fat wooled ewes mostly S3 to 55.75, about steady; spring lambs unevenly higher; mostly $13 to Â§16; Jew, 517 and SIS. SOUTH ST. FAUX* LIVESTOCK (Friday Market) SOUTH ST. PAUL, .TM-- (U. S. department of agriculture) -- CATTLE -- 1,400; most classes very scarce; unevenly strong to plichtly higher; a few*,good steers, $S.25fi' g.T'i; bulk medium fed kinds, S75$$; good heifers, $7.50518; bulk lower grades, S5.50?r T; good cows, 55.75(y; 6.25: majority down to $5; low cutters and cutters mostly $1Â© 4.75: sausage buiJs UP to Si.85; stackers |Ht-le changed; medium kinds.. ^6-25^*6.75; esJi'Â£5. SOO; steady to strong; rfe.sirablc veal- cr-s 57$) S; choice $5.50 ft 9 sparingly: common and medium. S5TÂ£6.50, HOGS 2.000: fairly active. mostly a, WE OFFER ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH Mason City, Iowa 41/2% FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS $1,500 Jan. 1, 1947 to yield 1.00% 51,500 Jan. 1, 1918 to yield 4.00% .Sl.SOO Jan. 1, 1949 to yield 4.00% 52,000 Jan. 1, 1950 to yield 4.00% $2,000 Jan. 1, 1951 to yield 4.05% $2,000 Jan. 1, 1952 to yield 4.05% S2.000 Jan. 1, 1953 to yield 4.05% $2,000 Jan. 1, 1954 to yield 4.05% $2,000 Jan. 1, 1955 to yield 4.05% A.M.SCHANKECO. 2(18 Foresters Building TELEPHONE 1300 Mason City, Iovv;t EXCHANGES CLOSED OVER GOOD FRIDAY NEW YORK, UP)--All markets in the United States, with the exception of various livestock markets and commodity exchanges were closed for Good Friday. Hog Markets MIDWEST HOGS Hog prices at midwest, markets Friday CtilMK KAI'IDS--Hogs unchanged. WATERLOO--Hog3 unchanged. OTTIJMtVA--HOKS unchanged. Al'STIX--Hop? steady; good to choice 181 to 220 Ibs. 510.10ffji 10.-10; 220 to 250 Ibs $lQ.Q:iriM0.35: 230 to 290 Ibs. $fl.7. r Â»C'i 10.0. r i 290 to 300 Ibs. $9.4, r Â»fi9.7. r ; packing sow; good 27;i to MO Ibs. JS.OSfv 9.20. CO.MIUNEI) HOfi RECEH'TS XES MOINKS, (J't--U. S. department o agriculture-Combined hog receipts nt 20 conceolra lion yards and 9 packing plant* located in interior Iowa and southern Minnesota the 24 hour period. ended at 8 a. m, Friday were 15.400 compared with 14.200 a wceK ago and 11,000 a year 'ago. Prices mostly steady, occasionally 5 t lOc higher, undertone strong; loading in dicatea probably shade lighter. Quotations follow: Light lights 140 ti 160 Ibs. good and choice $9.25(ij;9.95: ligh weights 160 to 180 Ibs. S9.firstname.lastname@example.org; 18( io 200 Ibs. SIO.20^'10.65; medium weights to 220 Ibs. $10.20Cl-10.65; 220 to 251 Ibs. $10.156110.65; heavy weights 250 t' 290 Ibs. S9.8SS210.45; 290 to 350 Ibs. S9.55 S10.10: packing sows 275 to 350 Ibs. S989.45: 350 to 425 Ibs. $8.85Â® 9.30; 425 550 lb shipper market; steady to lOc lower than Thursday's average: better 340 to 220 Ibs $10.25'io.50 : 220 to 260 Ibs. S9.905L10.25 260 to 300 Ibs. $9.655''9-90; heavier weight down to 59.40; sows S9.20(5 9.25; few lot' feeder pics up to $10.75; average cos Thursday $9.75; weight 241 IbK. SHKKt* 500; supply meapcr. very HtlU done early; undertone strong to higher on al| classes; sellers asking 25c or more high er on fat lamba; bulk good to choice wool ed lambs Thursday S10.25 10.50; cnoio fed ewes Thursday $5.75. SIOUX C1TV LIVESTOCK (Friday Market) SIOUX CITY, 1/P)--(U, S. department o acricullure) -- CATTLE Â·-- 1,000; bee( steer. and yearlings fairly active, f i r m ; othe classes little changed; most steers and year ings $7.75 down; quality plains; little sal able above $S; choice quoted above 59.50 Tew good fed belferc around 57.25; most bee cows 54.75 to 55.75; cutter grades mainly T4 to 54-75; small lots common and medium stockers ?7 down. HOGS --- 2,000; mostly steady to strong ;op, 510.40; bulk 180-250 Ib. butchers, $10,25 o $10.40; 250-300 lb. heavies, SiO to $10.25 100-375 lb. weights. 59.65 to $10; odd lots, 140-170 lb. averages, 59.75 to 510.25; Sows, $9.35 to 39.40; feeder pigs up to 510. SHEEP --1.500; no early action; asking itron^er; best wooled akins held above 110.65; late Thursday lambs steady trong; top. $10.65; bulk, 510.25 to ?10.60. OMAHA LIVESTOCK (Friday Market) OMAHA, (.Pf--U. S. department of agri- ulture-- HOGS 2.200; steady to lOc lower; 170 to 30 Ibs. S10.email@example.com; top $10.40; 230 to 270 bs. S10Â©10.25; 270 to 300 Ibs. 59.70 10.10; 00 to 350 Ibs. $9.60719.90; 150 to 170 Ibs, 10(10.35; 140 to 160 Ibs. S9.firstname.lastname@example.org; igs S9.35fffilO; sows $9.259.3.'i. CATTLE 900; calves 100; steady to 25c iwer; steers 57.50 $. 8-65: heifers $6.50 fa 2.1; cows SDift'fi.SO; cutters Sift4.75; bulls 5.50^5.75; vealers $5, few 58.50. SHEEP 2,800; Iambs 15S/ 2. K ,c higher; 10.5010.75. top 510,S5, KANSAS C1TV LIVESTOCK ll'*rldÂ«y Market) KANSAS CITY, (vPJ--U. S. department ol jriculture-- HOGS 3,000; including 160 direct; very ow, mostly steady with Thursday's aver- top 510.50; desirable 170 to 250 Ibs. email@example.com; few 260 to 300 Ibs. S10 0.35; around- 350 Ibs. S9.75; better grade 40 to 160 Ibs, S10.firstname.lastname@example.org; sows mostly 9.15^9.40. CATTLE 500; calves 200; killing classes illy steady in cleanup trade; stockers and seders unchanged; moderate supply held by ealers; load fed doggies $7.50; few butch- r cows Sa^S.TO; low cutter and cutters .rgely S3.75f?4.75 ; selected vealers $email@example.com. SHEEP 1,200; spring Iambs and odd lots lorn lambs steady; no fed wool lambs of- ired; sheep strong to 2ac hisher; three ads 76 lb. Arizona spring Iambs 510.90; mall lots clipped lambs S8.25: odd lota down from 55.50, Mason City Grain MASON CITY--For Friday No. 3 yellow ccrn 44'^ No. 4 yellow corn 42' Ear corn 39i White oats, No. 3 19' Feeding barley 25-35' No. 2 yellow soybeans 55c Produce MASON CITY--For Friday Casb Quotations b; E. G. Home Eggs, current receipts 14c Heavy hens, 4 Ibs. and over ...,16c Under 4 Iba 13c Cocks 13. Merchants Quotations Eggs, in trade 15-16c" Eggs, fresh 14-15c* Butter, Iowa State Brand 38c Butter, Corn Country 37 Butter, Kenyon's 37c Butter, Very Best ...' 38' Sutler, Brookfield 37' Potatoes, peck 33c and 45c Â·EDITOR'S NOTE--Tnese representative quotations were obtained by calling several grocery stores. CHICAGO PRODUCE (Friday Market) CHICAGO, I.-P)--Butter 10.533; escs, 37. 343. Poultry--Live. 1 car, 17 truck*, hen firm, balance steady; hens. 5 Ibs. and less 23, more than 5 ibs., 21 v;-; Leghorn ^lens IS 1 ,-:-; springs. 25 to 27; t'ryenf, 25 to 27 Plymouth and White Rock broilers. 26. unl ored. 25. harcbacks, 20 In 22. Leghorn, 22 roosters, 16',;:; turkeys, 20 to 26; heavy ok ducks. 19VL-. heavy young ducks. 23. small 17 ] ,= ; Reese. 17; canons, ~ Ibs. up. 28, lesi than 7 Ibs.. 27. NEW VORK PRODUCE (Kridny Market) NEW YORK. UI^Bulter--10.177. firm prices unchanged; extra (92 score). 32-:-irti3 Cheeae--S.273, steady, prices unchanged. Egsa--22.523, steady. Mixed colors: Small 16 ] /j"i!17%; average checks, 17!i. Whites Nearby and raidwestern exchange standards 21. Duck CESS average size nearby. 35. omer ilxed colors, whites, browns and duck eggs unchanged. Live poultry, firm. By freiRht: Chickens 18 to 20; broilers. 24; fowls. 21 to 2!i; roos tore, 16; turkeys. 15^27; ducks. 145116. Hides Quotations Furnished by Wolf Bros., ~nc, 308 Fifth Street Southwest nOBSEHIDES Horaehldu $3.00 Â·GREEK BEEF HIDES Up to 25 Ibs _ _.( 25 to 15 IbE _ _ So More than 60 163. .._ Bull hides 3o "Cured hides half cent more a pound. (On above prices a cent' tlgfler la whi salt dealers in wholesale lota.) WOOL MARKET (Friday Market) BOSTON. V.-TV-(U. S. department of agriculture)--Sentiment in the Boston wool mar:et was a Jittle more hopeful, this feeling being based to a. larger extent upon reports t a. sood Easter retail trade and a more ac- ive inquiry from mill buyers. A few scattered sales of wool nave been eported recently although buying was gen- rally considered of too limited volume to ully establish market prices. Transactions eported indicated a price range oÂ£ S5 to 88 its scoured basis for graded French comb- ng length staple fine territory wool. LIVESTOCK FORECAST CHICAGO, UP)--Official estimated receipts ir Saturday: Cattle, 500; hogs, 3,000; neep, 2,000, Representative Sales (Friday .Market) CHICAGO, tvP)--Representative sales-HOGS 10:30 Kl.oi) 10.70 ediums-- 237 224 216 207 170 1S9 194 10.75 27 197 Light Lights-17 142 157 162 8 eers- 12-17 . inio 947 sss 1010 912 SSS 10.75 10.SO 10.90 11.00 cai'ji.E Heifers-31.10 S S60 9.15 12 915 8.75 14 S35 21 11 Cows- 6 8.35 790 S15 1215 4 11S2 8 3160 3 1015 5 874 SHEF,P Wooled LarnhsTM Spring Lambs- 10.50 10.SS 10.90 10.40 10.60 10.75 S.35 8.00 7.75 7.15 6.50 6.50 9.1 96 95 104 11.15 11.10 10.75 10.65 10.25 lipped Lamb.? -93 9.15 SO 9.10 95 9.00 40 31 129 146 18.00 16.50 14.00 13.00 5.25 5.00 Miscellaneous POTATO MARKET (Friday Market! CHICAGO, r.Pl--U. S. department of aÂ£rl- Ulturc-- Potatoes 60; on track 556: total U S. hipments 92S: steady; supplies old stock wjfrate: demand slow; sacked per cwu: daho Russet Embanks u. S. No. . S2.255J 35: Wisconsin Bliss Triumphs U. S. No. 1, 1.80: North Dakota Bliss Triumphs U. S. 0. 1. Sl.SO': North Dakota Red River see- on Cohhlers U S. No. 1. S1.35S1.45: Early hlos U. 3. No. 1. S1.45ei.57Vi: Bliss Trl- mphs U. S. No. 1. $1.70: Minnesota Red iver section Early Ohios unclassified 90c!ft .20; Colorado YTcClurcs U. S. No. 1. 52.35; . S, No. 2, 51.05; Nebraska Bliss Triumphs . S. No. 1. fine quality, good color, $2.25Â® 30; new stock. Texas 50 lb. sacks Bliss riumphs U. S. No. 2, Jl.50ffl.65 a sack. Miss Louise Randolph, Cedar apids, returned to her home Fri- Ky following a visit with her Mint, iss Beulah Randolph, 127 West tate street. WINTER WHEAT CROP IS LARGER Stocks of Grains on Farms April 1 Shows Increase for Corn, WASHINGTON, (m--The agricul- ure department announced Friday tu's year's winter wheat crop would e 493,166,000 bushels, as indicated y conditions April 1. Last year 33,447,000 bushels were produced. The 1928-32, five year average production was 618,186,000 bushels. The area sown to winter wheat last fail was 47,529,000 acres, or 6.7 per cent more than the previous year, and 5.7 per cent more than the five year average. All important winter wheat states except Washington showed increased acreage. The condition of winter wheat April 1 was 68.5 per cent of normal, compared with 78.2 per cent on December 1 last year, 69.8 on April 1 last year, and 78.9 the average 192332. Condition of Rye. The condition of rye on April 1 was 72.4 per cent of normal, compared with. 69.1 on December 1 last year, 76.4 on April 1 last year, and S2.3, the average 1923-32. The condition of pasture on April 1 was 74.6 per cent of normal, compared with 68.7 a year ago, and 80.8, the 9-year average for 1924-32. Stocks of grain on farms April 1 was reported as follows: More Corn Held. Corn, 776,112,000 bushels, or 40.3 per cent of the previous year's crop, compared with 436,337.000 bushels, or 39.5 per cent, a year ago, and 757,030,000 bushels, or 35.6 per cent, two years ago. Wheat, 97,053,000 bushels, or 16.1 per cent of the previous year's crop, compared with 93,456,000 bushels, or 18.8 per cent, a year ago. and 127,000 bushels, or 14.3 per cent, two years ago. Oats, 49.466,000 busheds, or 41.4 per cent of the previous year's crop, compared with 206,541,000 bushels, or 32.7 per cent, two years ago. Weighs Love Against $20 Monthly Pension LINCOLN, Nebr., (.Â¥--A 66 year old woman weighed her love against a 520 a month old age pension. "Will I have to give up my pension if I get married?" she wrote the state assistance office. "He is a poor man. Please answer right away." Officials said if the prospective bridegroom is so poor he can't support the bride, she Ran have both a wedding and a pension. Mississippi High at Clinton Shops and buildings of the McCarthy Improvement company at the site of JLock 13, north of Clinton, are shown surrounded by flood waters of the Mississippi river. (Iowa Dally Press Photo) PROBE OF POISON GAS IS SET BACK Red Cross Refuses to Give League of Nations Its Data on Subject. GENEVA, U)--The league of nations Friday suffered something of a setback in its investigation of the alleged use of poison gas by the Italians when the international Red Cross refused to turn over its data on the subject. The Red Cross pleaded that it was investigating allegations of inhumane warfare made by both sides and that, as a neutral organization it wished to make no report until a thorough and impartial investigation had been completed. However, the Ethiopian government protested again that the Italians were using poison gas and it was stated that the last alleged incident occurred on April 8 with two Italian airplane squadrons spraying gas over the Sasa Baneh and Dag- gah Bur regions. Rebellious Galla tribesmen who joined the Italian forces inflicted more than 2,000 casualties on Ethiopian warriors in a battle south of Lake Ashangi, Marshal Pierto Badoglio reported to Rome Friday in an official communique. The fascist commander-in-chief said the engagement was fought against forces of Ras Ghuietacciou 10 miles southwest of the lake near which Emperor Haile Selassie's Toops on the northern front were routed last week in another encounter. An Ethiopian government com- munique from Addis Ababa, said, lowevcr, three Italian divisions had een repulsed after attacking Sasa Baneh and Daggah Bur on the outhern front. DROWNED TRYING TO SAVE WOMAN Ilinton Farmhand and His Employer Lose Lives in Cesspool. CLINTON, UP)--Loda Melchert, 9, a farmhand, lost his life Friday afternoon in a vain effort to rescue ttis employer. Miss Anna Goodsman, ,5, from drowning in a cesspool. Miss Goodsman fell into the cess- lool while directing farm work and (lelchert plunged into it in an effort o save her. His effort proved fruitless and, Melchert, unable to work his way rom the pit also lost his life. Firemen summoned to the scene 'Ulled the bodies from the water vith hooks. Miss Goodsman operated a truck and fruit fann at the outskirts of the city. Real Estate Transfers. Dietz, J. H. and wf and C. H. Parons and wf to Jean Koerber ?25.00 QCD L 14 B 3 in Fairview Add to Mason City. Feb. 28, 1936. Anderson, M_rs. P. A., to C. F. Beck $1.00 N 50 ft of Lots 8 and 9 in B 24, Brice and Ong Add to M. C. April 7, 1936. Lindemauri, W. F.. to W. J. Wum ,600.00 L 8 B 17 in Village of North 'lymouth. April 8, 1938. DEAR NOAH=IS A CITY WITH OUTSKIRTS EMBARRASSED? MEUUETTC,S.DAK. DEAR NOAH-SHOui-D YOU CALL, A GIRU HINGES, BECAUSE. SHE. IS SOMETHING TO ADORE 7 DEAR. NOAH=HOW CAN WATCH KEE.P DRY * WHEN THERE. IS A SPRING IN IT? J . R . M C O O W E u U FEARS WIFE HAS BEEN KIDNAPED Bartholomew, Film Star s Father, Aroused Over Lack of Word. LONDON, '.T)--Aroused over absence of word from his wife, Ceci: Llewellyn Bartholomew, father of Freddie Bartholomew, boy motion picture actor, said Friday he was "convinced my wife has been kid- naped in aii attempt to prevent us from regaining Freddie." He declared his wife, Mrs. Lillian Mae Bartholomew, who had- never been in the United States before, had planned to remain in her stateroom until she was met at the dock by Philip A. Levey, her attorney. However, the husband and father asserted someone sent a wireless message to Levey that she was "traveling incognito" and instructed the attorney not to meet her Bartholomew declared his wife would not know what the term "incognito" means. The father of the juvenile motion picture actor displayed a cable from his wife, sent on April 8, which said "Will cable you my address tomorrow." He said he had had no further word. BOMBS KILL ONE AND INJURE FOUR Judge and Former Sheriff on Terrorists' List But Escape. WILKES-BARRE, Pa.. CD--The Â·nails brought grim Easter fits to he Wyoming valley Friday--bombs hat killed at least one and injured our critically. A judge and a former sheriff were on the terrorists' death list, but they escaped, Michael Gallagher, 70 year old emetery caretaker, met instant death as he opened what appeared o be a box of cigars. Clinton ^ehman, 35, a son-in-law, was crit- cally hurt. May Lose Sight. Earlier, Thomas Maloney, president of a disbanded mine union, and his two children were injured when a lethal package wrecked their titchen. Lamoney and Lehman may ose tjieir sight. Judge Benjamin R. Jones and former Sheriff Luther Kniffen were the others marked for death. Postal inspectors and state police converged on Wilkes-Barre, searched the mails and gathered fragments of the explosives in an effort to trace their source. Know No Explanation. None ventured a possible explanation of the tragic hoax. Labor strife was suspected in some quarters. Capt. William A. Clark of the state police immediately "broadcast a warning against the ipening of suspicious packages. The state police quickly delivered warnings to G9V. George H. Earle and other state officials. The jurist's package was inter- ;epted at the postoffice. Former Sheriff Kniffen's box reached him aut, on his guard, he sent it back to :he postoffice and it was opened without damage. CONTRACTS LET FOR ROAD WORK Extensive Graveling and Grading Projects Planned. Contracts for extensive grading and graveling of secondary roads n Cerro Gordo county were let late Thursday by the county joard of supervisors. H. C. Young, Prairie City, was awarded the contract for graveling 23',!. miles of highway 'for $13,- O51.~25. Contracts for grading work went .0 B. N. Dilts, Swaledale, and E. M. Duesenberg, Inc., Mason City, for S21.494.25 and 527,731.19. respectively. ICJEAD THIS KIKST: Margnlo Younger, an actress, is found murdered in the home ol Dow Van Every, a collector of rare jewels, with a sharp needle-like instrument at the base of her brain The only persons in the room at the time Â»f the murder were Van Every, whom she had just met, and Gary Maughan, old friend of hers and an acquaintance oÂ£ Van Every. Against his wishes, she had been wearing Van Every's famous Camden ruby which he described as a "murder stone," as he recounted its gruesome history to his audience of two. Detective Keyes questions Muughan, Van Every, the latter's niece, Joyce, who lives in the house, and her elderly companion, Laura Kandall Maughan, who is anxious to help solve the murder, learns from Margalo's maid that a Roy Barrimore has called on the dead actress frequently. Maughan then goes to Detective Keyes 1 office fo- further questioning. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER 14 "MAUGHAN, something hap pened in the library of Van Every's house last night that you are hiding from me," insisted the detective. I was bewildered. I admit it, and I thipk Keyes saw; it. "Keyes, I'm not. Nothing suspicious happened, nothing-, and everything seemed in order. Calm until we discovered Margalo was dead." "You thought at first she had just fainted? That's what you told "I hoped she had just fainted, but I knew in my heart she was dead. I've seen dead people before. Never a dead woman, though." "You were not in love with her, Maughan. I saw that at once." At least Keyes had penetrated me that far. "No I was not in love with her I was once, but that was long ago-15 years ago. We have been only friends since. I was looking forward to my stay here, for the mere reason that I would see much of Mar- Â° "Why don't we work together? I can't have you bucking me at every turn." Keyes blurted this out quickly, then looked piercingly at me to see my reaction. I was suspicious at first, but he seemed sincere about his plan. We shook hands on it, and soon were going over the case together. I liked him better after that. His eyes did not seem so terrible, his manner so T^told him what I had discovered and the fact that Barnmore had failed to show up for his ap- P 'I could not find him listed any P ""have his address. It was easy to get at the theater, where he called for Miss Younger almost verv night. He has the apartment rf a frilnd who is out of town We'll both go there presently and wait for him. He's out now, accord- no- to the report of one of my men, who called there." "I also have a tea date with Joyce van Every at 5 at the Ritz--' I tarted. Keyes interrupted me. ' I ve een questioning her for an hour. ust before I came here. She won t ell me why she went to the theater ast night, except to say that Miss Younger asked her to corne during the second act intermission." I nodded. She had told me that much. "She has nothing to do with his Keyes. I'm sure of it. It was , diabolical murder, and she is only . girl." He coughed. "Don't be to preju- iced. I've found out that Allan Foster, the man to whom she is en- jaged, was a former--er--friend of kargalo Younger!" This hit me like a bombshell. "In fact a year ago, Allan Foser was paying assiduous court to itargalo Younger." "She probably sent him on his W "Perhaps she did. But why should she want to see Joyce Van Every ast night? Foster is coming in here =oon to see me. You may stay if you ish while I talk to him." "Did you' make anything of the ake telegram?" "Not yet. It's a vital clew, though, and I have men on it. We're questioning every employe on the tele- Public Utility and Industrial Stocks Quoted by A. M. Schanke and Company, Telephone 1300, Mason City- Visit in Minneapolis. 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It was new to him, and he was silent after this, the clipping in front of him. He seemed to be studying it intently. .Mrs. Peoples, when she had talked to him, evidently had forgotten to tell him of the ruby. "Well," he looked up suddenly, "w e have the ruby, edging in all our facts. Don't know why yet. There may be something in what you say. More than I think now. Then, our list of suspects is increasing." "Yes?" I was anxious to hear his list to see if it coincided with mine. He named his suspects on his fingers slowly. "There is this man, Roy Barrimore, Allan Foster, Joyce Van Every, Manuel Gonzales, Soon, the servant of Van Every, Vau Every himself, and you, my dear Maughan. We eliminate the messenger boy. He was nothing more than a cog." I smiled. There was nothing else I could do. "You actually suspect me?" 'I can do nothing else yet. You'll probably be eliminated before long. You and Van Every. I don't see myself how you could have murdered Miss Younger, when you were both sitting at her side." Â·What about Laura Randall?" I suggested. "Not the type to murder." "Yet you name Joyce in your list " : 'We have a statement from her that she stood by the door for a few minutes. That implicates her." "I think you're wrong about Joyce, but of course you're your own judge. And you've had more experience with crime than I've had." "So Mrs. Peoples said that she overheard the word ruby in a conversation between Barrimore and Miss Younger, eh? She didn't say anything to rne about that." "You probably didn't ask her. I did." "You're convinced, then, that the only reason Miss Younger went to the Van Every house was to see the Camden stone?" "Yes, because she was lukewarm about Van Every until I explained he was the owner of the stone. Then she was anxious to go. Too anxious now. it seems to me." "You met Van Every at the theater?" "Yes. I had known him abroad. He knew my interest in jewels. Last night was the only chance to-see the ruby, as he was putting it in a safety deposit box today, he said." Keyes nodded. "He was going to, but I persuaded him not to. Â· The ruby is still at the house. I want it there, and I've got three men watching- the house. Van Every seems to think the ruby is too dan- erous to remain in his house now. By the way, you haven't called him today, have you?" I had but he was out, so Soon informed me. I told Keyes as much. There was a buz2:, and Keyes' stenographer stuck her head in the door. Allan Foster was coming in. Of course I glanced at the chap :uriously when he came in. Joyce didn't seem to rne old enough to be engaged to anyone. I still remembered her in Florence, a youngster. Foster was good looking, one of the clean appearing boys who always seem as if they had just stepped out of a cold tub. I didn't blame Joyce for loving him. He was blond, and his hair was rather curly. Tall, too, nearly as tall as I, and muscularly built. His eyes were gray, nice eyes I thought, the hind of eyes a woman would like. He looked like a bond salesman, one of those youngish fellows ;just out of college :rying to make a living by touching older fraternity brothers. So ; I was surprised when I found out that he wasn't anything of the sort. His father was more than a millionaire, and Allan was working up in one of his father's factories in Jersey. Wore overalls during the day, and fussed with machines in a big canning factory. That shows how you can get a man wrong. He was 27, but looked 24. Instead of taking the usual course at college, he had specialised in engineering. The more I found out about him the more I liked him. Again I didn't blame Joyce. He would make her a good husband. I decided--if Keyes didn't implicate him too far in this affair. (TO BE CONTINUED) Retail Trade Close to 6 Year Peak, Says Dun and Bradstreet NEW YORK, (.TI--With Easter buying supplying fresh momentum, retail trade closely approached a ix year peak during the past week, Dun and Bradstreet reported Friday their weekly business summary. At some points the volume was cut down by adverse weather, and wholesale markets were less active because occupied chiefly with last minute fill in requirements and ur- _ent' replacements for flood damaged stores, it was stated. Smith of AAA Dies. WASHINGTON, UB--Ernest N. Smith, 51, executive vice president of the American Automotive Association, died at his home here Friday after a brief illness. Fruit Varieties Total 386. RIVERSIDE, Cal.. (UP)--Cali- :ornia now boasts of 386 varieties of :ilrus fruits, according to officials of the Citrus Experiment station of .he University of California here. RAIDS BREAK UP NEW YORK'RING' Gambling Rooms Exposed as "Fronts" for White Slave Syndicate. Â· NEW "XORK, (/B--A series of raids on political clubs has broken up one of the most vicious white slave rings in New York City, police officials claimed Friday, if the story of a woman complainant is true. At least 500 women were caught by tlie syndicate in the last few years, the unidentified informant reported to Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine. Some of the vic- time. she said, were of well-to-do famiies and many of them wcva married. Their names were not disclosed. First of the raids was March 1, on a political club in the Bronx where 16 persons were arrested. Other clubs were raided subsequently--seven in all were closed--but prisoners were taken only on gambling or disorderly conduct charges. As explained by the informant, the ring's system was to rent from the clubs rooms for gambling. Taxi drivers were paid $20 for each woman they could bring into the card games, she said, adding that the women invariably found themselves in debt and were persuaded to sign notes at exhorbitant rates for loan sharks. In endeavoring to extricate themselves from'debt, it was said, they became only more deeply involved and then were approached by women accomplices of the ring to persuade them that prostitution would solve their financial problems. THREE INJURED IN DOWS CRASH Three Youths From Hardy in Hospital; Fourth Not Hurt. FORT DODGE. (.T)--Cledis Anderson, 19; Harold Cleveland, 18; and Don Larson, 24, all of Hardy, were in a serious condition in a Fort Dodge hospital following an automobile accident near Dows early Friday. Lyle Kitley, 20, the fourth occupant of the car, escaped serious injury. The four were on their way home after attending a dance at Dows when their car went off the road, hit a culvert and plunged across the ditch for a distance of 30 feet. Pleas Are Concluded in Algona Damage Suit ALGONA--Final testimony and pleas were given Thursday before the court at Algona in which Tom Wells is suing the Chester Wildin estate for injuries received in an automobile accident last August near Algona. Witnesses who took Â· the stand in behalf of the defendants were Will F. Brown, Algona photographer: Ed Wikendahl, H. L. Potter and Fred Fehr, West Bend farmers who assisted the occupants from the wreck; Lester Fuchson and Hubert Merrigan, both of Whittemore, and A. E, Clayton. Mrs. Elizabeth Holte and daughter Betty who were in the accident testified. Mrs. Holte doesn't recall anything concerning the accident but the daughter denied certain statements of the plaintiff. Final instructions were given Friday morning. 2 Die as Seaplane Crashes and Burns KETCHIKAN, Alaska, (.B--Pilot Charles Anderson and Clyde Lunch, mechanic, were killed Friday when their seaplane crashed and burned near a highway, several miles south of here. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF THE APrOTXTMEM OF EXECUTRIX STATE OF IOWA, Cerro Gordo County, s*. No. -179S. NOTICE IS HERSEY GIVEN, that the undersigned has been duly appointed and qualified as Executrix or the estate oÂ£ Martin James Mulligan, Deceased, late of Cerro Gordo County. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment; and those having claims against the ;a.me will present them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned for allowance, and Hie in the office of the Clerk of the District Court, ADELINE MULLIGAN. Executrix. M. C. COUGHL.ON, Attorney. Dated A p r i l 9, 1936. S. H. MacPEAK, Clerk District Court. By MARGARET KILEY, Deputy. AVERT GARNER IOWA SUN. - MOV. - TUES. April 12, 13, 14 THE WORLD RENOWNED DIONNE QUINTUPLETS Starring JEAN HERSHOLT and DOROTHY PETERSON in 'THE COUNTRY DOCTOR' Dead Animals OF ALL KINDS REMOVED Mason City Rendering Co. We Pny Phone Calls WANTED HIDES - WOOL Highest Prices Paid CARL STEIN Phono 470 1U Sixth S. W.