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FOURTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 22 1936 DEMAND BOOSTS SWINE TOP TO $11 NINTH STRAIGHT WEEK FOR PRICE General Market Steady to 10 Higher; Cattle Are Fully Steady. CHICAGO, CW--Some improvement in the demand for hogs, reflecting recent strength in the fresh pork market, resulted in slightly higher hog prices Wednesday and the top was lifted once more to $11. This is the ninth consecutive week the $11 peak has teen touched but not exceeded. The general hog market was steady to 10 cents higher even though the run was comparatively liberal. The pork trade was about steady although demand for fresh cuts slowed somewhat. Cattle were fully steady in a slow market but top in early dealings was only $10. Compared with a year ago choice steers are $5 per hundredweight lower and best hogs are ?2 higher. Receipts of cattle are running larger while the hog supply is lighter. Per capita consumption of pork is less than normal partly because of the supply situation and partly because of the increased competition with ueef. A year ago* wholesale oeef was selling at $17 to $20 per hundred pounds and now packers assert it is hard to move at $12.50 to $15.50. On the other band, pork loins are listed at $17.50 to $23.50. with choice cuts bringing the best price since last fall. . ,, ' .. Sheep were generally steady to strong, with some old crop lambs selling 10 to 15 cents higher. Mason City Livestock $ 9.50- 9.80 S 9.20- S.50 S 8.95- 9.25 5 S.75- 9.05 MASON CITY--For Wednesday HOGS Steady to 5 cents higher. Good light lights 14«-160 gS ffi? buicherv: S:X »cu=-io.*o g3£5?rSS5,-;l£S! SS-S^ Good med. wt. hutch's 250-2(0 .- ---- - Good rned wt. butch's 270-290 S 9.SO-10.10 Good Seavy butSers . 290-325 S 9.60- 9.90 Good heavy butchers . 325-350 Good heavy butchers . 350-400 Good packing rows .. 275-350 Good big hy. sows .. 425-550 S S.55- B.OJJ Good hie hy. sows 550 and up S £..»- 8.65 (This above TS a 10:30 truck hog market lor rood and clwlcc bogs. The difference In price Is for short and long haul noes.) CATTLE. Steers, eooa to choice J 7.50- 8.50 Steers, medium to good f J-°°- 1'nS steers, fair to medium *'HS~ S'SS Eetfers, good to cholcs S 5.50- 6.50 Heifers, medium to good --... 5 *-iS- .J.50 Hrilers, common to medium .. 5 t-00- 1.75 Cows, good to aa'.ce - S ·?§- 5.00 Cows, fair to good -- *· Cows, cutters -- Cows, canners ..««...«...TM.. · Bulls, heavy _ _. Calves, "med. to"good"i36-i96 S 6.'uO- 7.00 calves med. to good 130-190 5 5.00. 6.00 CaJves. infer, to com. 130-190 S 5.00 down LAMBS. Lambs, good to choice . 70-90 5 9.50-10.00 Lambs, medium to good Lambs, fair to medium Common to fair .......----- v -- -- ---·· -- Xearlings. good to choice 70-30 5 7.00- 9.00 Searlinls. med, to good 70-90 S 5.00- 7.00 Yearlings, fair to medium Culls '· Native ewes, good to chnics . Cull ewes Bucks Wethers, 2 years old --..... Wetbawj, poor to best ..····· Buck lambs $1 Icsx. No dork on lamo*. Quotations subject to market fluctuations. 5 3.75- 4.25 ..S 3.25- 3.75 J 3.00- 3.25 $ 4.50- 5.25 4.00- 4.50 . . 5 7.50- S.50 S 5.5- 6.75 5 5.15 down S 4-00- 5.00 $ 4.00 down S 2.75- *-00 $ 1.50- 2.5!) 5 1.00- 2.50 S 6.00- 7.00 I 4,00- 7.00 Hog Markets MIDWEST HOGS Prices of hogs at midwest markets Wednesday: CEUAK IIAPIDS--Hoge unchanged. \VATEKLUO--Hogs unchanged. OTTUMWA--Hogs unchanged. AUSTIN. Minn. -- Hogs, market steady; cood to choice, 180-220 Ibs.. S10.1510.45; 220-250 Ibs.. $10.10(il'10.40; 250-290 Ibs., S9.855110.15; 290-350 Ins.. S9.55»i 9.85; packing sows, good, 275-550 Ibs.. SS.65!t9.30. COMBINED HOG RECEIPTS DBS MOINES, U'l--U. S. department of agriculture-Combined hog receipts at 20 concentration yards and 9 packing plants located in interior Iowa and southern Minnesota for the 24 hour period ended at 8 a. m. Wednesday were 18,600, compared with 15.300 a WM" ago and 16,800 a year ago. Fairly active, mostly steady with Tuesday's average, spots 5 cents higher; loading little changed. Quotations follow: Good and choice light lights. 140-160 Ibs.. S9.25C?,10.05; good and choice light weights, 100-180 Ibs.. S9.90S10.50; 180-200 Ibs.. S10.20 ^10.70; good and choice medium weights, 200-220 Ibs.. S10.20SH0.70; 220-250 Ibs., $10.10fS10.70; cood and choice heavy weights 250-290 Ibs., S9.S5B : 10.50; 290-350 Ibs.. $9.60 lft'10.20; good and choice pigs, 100-110 Ins.. unquoted: good packing sows, 275-350 ibs., S9Sf9.M; 350-125 IDs., fS.St.3V; '123-550 Ibs.. $8.605*9.10. KANSAS CITV LIVESTOCK (Wednesday Market) KANSAS CITY, M J I-- (U. S. department of agriculture)--HOGS--2,000; 90 direct; opened sloiv, closed active to all interests; steady to 5 cents higher than Tuesday's average; top, S10.40 freely; desirable 170-260 Ibs., $10.30® 10.40; few 270-300 Ibs., $10.10^10.30; better grade 140-160 Ibs., S10.15®10.35; sows, S9.15 @9.40; tew S9.50; stock pigs, S10 down. CATTLE--2,500; calves, 500; killing classes of cattle opening generally steady; spots stronger on cows; largely a fed steer run; early top strong weight fed steers, S8.SO; part load $8.90: other early sales mostly S7.258.75; short load choice heifers, SB; two loads Texas hellers, $7.65: butcher cows mostly S5@5.75; odd beef cows, S6 and above; better grade veaiers, S7@S; few SS.50; stockers and feeders slow, steady. SHEEL*--5,000: fed lambs and springers, strong to 15 cents higher; odd lots sheep steady; small lots native spring lambs downward from Sll; Callfornias, $10.75; Arlzonas, S10.40fi10.65; three loads Colorado fed woo! lambs to shippers, $11; clipped lambs, $8.75 SIOUX CITV LIVESTOCK (Wednesday Market) SIOUX CITY. (.P!--(U. S. department o[ agriculture) -- CATTLE -- 3.000: slaughter steers and yearlings slow, about steady; some interests bidding weaker; other classes little changed: few choice 1 200 Ib. beeves, S9.25; scattered sales around SS.50: bulk. S7@8.25: few good fed heifers. 57.25; majority beer cows, S4.50^5.50: cutter grades $3.75fj4.25; few common and medium stockers S6.75 down. HOGS, 4.000: active to all interests: mostly lOfflloc higher; top S10.30; bulk 170 10 260 Ib. butchers S10,15«i'10.23; 260 to 300 Ib. heavies SIO.IO^IO.I. 1 ); 300 lo .170 Ib. weights S9.75C10: odd lots no to 170 Ib. weights 59.85^10.25; sows mostly $9.35; feeder pigs S10.25 down. SHEEP. 1,000; no early sales fed wooied Iambs; best held around $11; double Sy Ib. fed clips to shippers $9.15, 10®15c higher. OMAHA LIVESTOCK Wednesday .Markcl) OMAHA. .^i--(U. S. department of agriculture)--HOGS---4,000; strong to lr cents higher at opening; 170-250 Ibs.. S10.10W 10.25; top, $10.35; 250-290 Ibs., S9.90@ 10.20; 290-325 Ibs.. S9.70@10.05; 300 Ibs., S10; 325-400 Ibs.. $9.50®9.85; 140-170 Ibs., S10@10.25; sows strong at S9.25GI9.35. CATTLE--(.700; calves.300: steady to 10 cents higher; steers and yearlings, S7.25G7) n.50; heifers. S6.25@7.S."i; cows, S4.75@5.75; cutters. S3.504-50; bulls, S5.5oao.S5; veai- ers. SS.50; choice selects, SSSJ9.50. SHEEP--5.000; lamba fully steady; asking stronger; lambs, S10.65@10.75; best held above 511. LIVESTOCK FORECAST CHICAGO, l.1?t--Official estimated receipts .jr Thursday: Cattle, 5,000; hogs, 12,000: sheep, 9,000. Representative Sales CHICAGO LIVESTOCK (Wednesday Market) CHICAGO, lav-(U. S. department of agriculture)--HOGS--13,000; including 5,500 direct- fairly active, steady to 10 cents higher than Tuesday's average; top, Sll; hulk 160'50 Ibs., S10.75®10.90; 250-300 Ibs., 510.50® IO.SO; 300-350 Ibs., 510.35fi'10.5u; 140-160 Ibs.. 510.50S10.75; sows, S9-50l" 9 -75; Iew heavies, S9.25. CATTLE--8,000; calves. 1,500; fed steers and yearlings, fully steady; slightly better than Monday's average market, comparatively little done, however; kiliing quality improved with steers predominating in crop; top, S10; numerous loads 5S.25@9.50; sprinkling S9.60®9.75; lower grades slow at 57.25 e?;8.25- heifers steady, several, loads having sold at S7.75®8.50; some held above S8.50: lower grade heifers scarce, fairly active at Sr.25 down lo S6.25; cows very spotty, generally steady; bulls and veaiers unchanged; both classes being scarce; outside on weighty sausage bulls, S6.50; veaiers. $9 down. SHEEP--8,000; general market fairly ac- Uve. steady to strong; old crop lambs 10S 15 cents higher in instances; early . bulk choice woolcd offerings S10.90@ll.10; . several loads, S11.25; clippers very scarce; few odd lots, S9S9.25; most wooled ewes, S5.50® 56; few, $6.25; best shorn ewes, S5.25. SOUTH ST. PAUL LIVESTOCK (Wednesday Market) SOUTH ST.' PAUL W-- (U; S. department of agriculture) -- CATTLE -- 2,700; slow, mostly steady: warmed up and short fed steers, $6.25Sf7.25: few better lots up to SS; medium to good heifers, S5.7o!7; most beef cows. 54.75S5-50; good grades up to 56 and above: sausage bulls, S5.25SJ5.75 mainly; low cutter and cutter cows, 53.50{j.4.50; mostly 54.25 down: common ' and medium stocker steers, S5.25@6.25; good selections up to S7.25. . HOGS--6.300; decidedly uneven; 250 ibs. Oown mostly 5 cents to 15 cents lower; instances steady; 250 Ibs. up mostly steady: sows, 10®15 cents lower: better 140-210 Ibs., S10.25®10.40; top. $14.10; 210-240 Ibs.. S10.10ffilO.30; few early sales up to S10.35: 240-310 Ibs., SS.TStg'lO.lOTbiK weights down to $9.50 and under; sows. S9.15 to S9.25; pigs scarce; average cost Tuesday, $10.07 and 241 Ibs. CALVES--2,900: mostly steady: good veai- ers, 57 to 57.50: choice sorts. 58; common to medium. $5 to 56-50. . SHEEP--300; supply mcaser; all classes opening fully steady: tew good to choice -wooled lambs up to $10.50; common to medium grades, SS.25 to S9.50: odd lots Rood to choice wooled lambs. 55^6: native feed- in? Iambs. SS.50«i9.2,'i; choice fed clipped lambs Tuesday, S8.S59'9.15. Investment Securities SALESMEN Exceptional opportunity to develop a loyal clientele in and around Mason City. 719 SOUTHERN SURETY BUILDING Dps Moines, loiva REPRESEKIAX1VE SALES CHICAGO, vP)--(U. S. department of agri- culturej--Representative sales Wednesday; HOGS Avjr. Avc. Lights-Xo. Wgt. Price 22 166 10.75 Heavy-- IS 174 10.S5 38 362 S10.35 26 1S9 10.90 45 .ir0 10.-IQ 63 194 10.95 69 316 10.55 LiEBt IJKhts-- T2 251 10.80 21 141 10.50 Mediums-- is 155 10.65 54 237 10.SS 16 160 10.75 62 229 10.90 57 2)9 10.95 6S 213 11.00 CATTLE Steers-- Hciferj-- 17 1466 10.15 21 960 5.75 23- 1306 10.00 38 790 8.60 21 1030 9.40 30 S9S S.25 25 11.40 9.00 2S 731 21 1061 8.25 31 765 7.25 32 904 7.65 Cows-19 1210 7.40 16 12S4 fi.75 60 1353 T.!5 19 1190 S.JO 17 1132 6.00 10 1095 5-25 13 905 4.60 SHEEP Old Crop Woolefi Old Crop Clipped Lambs-- Lambs-130 87 · 11.25 28 91 ! 122 90. 11.15 77 71 9.00 465 92 11.10 Wooled Ewes-540 101 11.00 20 123 6.2: 469 S7 10.90 12 149 6.00 675 94 10.75 39 178 5.50 Miscellaneous POTATO MARKET (Wedntsiisy Market) CHICAGO, t.?i--U. S. department of agriculture- Potatoes 81: on track 244; total U. S. shipments 7S6: old stock supplies rather light, demand and trading moderate, strong: sacked sales per carlots out weight and invoice weight sacked per cwt.: Idaho Russet Burbanks U. S. No. 1. S2.25@12.40: Wisconsin Round Whites U. S. No. 1 fair quality, medium size. $1.60: Colorado McClures U. S. Ho. I, S2.10@2.40; North Dakota Red River section Cobblers U. S. No. 1 partly graded 51.6561.75; Early Oliios D. S. No. 1 car S1.S5: Bliss Triumphs U. S. No. 1 car S1.90: Minnesota Cobblers, partly graded SI.65: new stock, carlot sacked sales per 50 Ib. sacks, Texas Bliss' Triumphs U. S. No. 1. $1.76; Louisiana Bliss Triumphs partly graded, fair quality $1.40; track sales less than carlots per 50 Ib. sacks California White Rose U. S. No. 1, $1.75. :SKW YORK si; (Wednesday Markets) NEW YORK. LT)--Raw yusar unchanged. Futures advanced 1 to 2 points. Refined unchanged. CLOSING BOM) QUOTATIONS (Wednesday Mnrkelo NEW YORK, (.Pi--U. S. bonds closed: Treasury 4'.: s 47-52 117.31. Treasury 4s 44-54 112.31. Treasury 3%s 40-43 June 105.15. Treasury 3%s 43-47 10S.3. Treasury 3^5 46-49 305.25. Treasury 3s 51-55 104.M. .MINNEAPOLIS FLOUR (Wednesday -Market) MINNEAPOLIS, (.^i--Flour unchanged. Carload lots family patents se.SOSi? a barrel in 9S pound cotton sacks. Shipments 22.157. Pure nran S17.756 Ifi. Standard middlings 518(51S.25, OVERSEA SALES KEEP WHEAT UP Price Advances Maintained Despite Much Profit Taking. CHICAGO, (.«--Big takings of Canadian wheat for overseas, estimated late Wednesday as totaling 2,000,000 bushels, helped uphold sharp wheat price advances, despite much profit taking. Suggestions were heard that Canadian wheat shipments the remainder of the season would reach record proportions. Decidedly enlarged domestic flour business was reported. Wheat closed firm. %@H;2 above Tuesday's finish, May $1.01% @%, July 92%@',i, corn J ,«@l% up, May 64 1 «@';s, oats ',·©% up. and provisions varying from 10 cents decline to 12 cents gain. CHICAGO CASH GRAIN (Wednenday Market) CHICAGO, V.-1'f--Cash wheat, sample grade red. 87. Corn--No. 3 mixed. 66; No. 2 yellow, 66Vi J67; No. 3 yellow, 64'^@66; No. 4 yellow, 623i(g)64;i; No. 5 yellow. 64; No. 3 white, 67(367 : 5i; No. 4 white, 64; sample grade, 40 {860. Oats--No, 3 white. 28(^30',;: No. 4 white, 24SB29; sample grade, 22(S2a}i. No rye. Soy beans--Track Chicago. No. 2 yellow, S5 1 ,-: No. 3 yellow, S5; No. 3 yellow outside weight. 85%; No. 4 yellow. S3''/=@S4; sample grade. 73 "A SB 77. Barley--Actual sales. 37®75; feed, 32® 45: mailing. 50ST90. Timothy seed, 52.7002.85 a cwt. Clover seed--sl4.50Tj:22 a cwt. Lard--Tierces, $11.02; loose, S10.45. Bellies--514.50. Mason City Grain MASON CITY--For Wednesday No. 3 yellow corn 46'/-;C No. 4 yellow corn , ..^o Ear corn 40c White oats, No. 3 21c Feeding barley 25-40C No. 2 yellow soybeans 56c WEU.NKSDAV CKA1X CLOSE WHEAT. May .. July .. Sept. .. CORN-May .. July .. iept. .. OATS-May .... July ... :ept. ... CHICAGO. Low close ji.oo--; si.ou; .921; .92% .so-s .90'.-; .53% .53-;i .8414 11.02 11.00 11.00 10.77 11.25 14.60 MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN (Wednesday Market) ,, ., . . . hard Montana, 14 per cent protein, 51.16s to $1.187*; to arrive, Sl-15"i to S1.17;s: grade of No. 1 dark hard or No. 1 hard Montana winter, Sl.OOvs to $1.06 ;s; to arrive, 99% to $1.05;*;; No. 1 bard amber durum, 9S r ;ii to Sl.15%; No. 1 red durum, 78%; May, Sl.OS'i; July, 99%; Sept., 93. Corn-- No. 3 yel.'ow, 62^ to 63',i. Oats -- No. 3 white, 25 to 27V;. OMAHA GRAIN (Wednesday .Market) OMAHA. UP.'--Wheat--No. 3 dark hard. S1.07U; No. 2 hard, S1.02U: No. 3 hard. 99 to 31.0114; No. 4 hard. Sl.OO to SI.03. Corn--No." 4 white, 67; No, 2 yellow, 64 to 6414; No. 3 yellow. 61 to 64 ,i; No. 4 yellow, 61 to 63; sample yellow. 50 to 51. Oats--No. 3 while. 2414: No. 4 white 23% to 24',!: No. 3 feed. 23. KANSAS CITV GRAIN Wednesday Maiket) KANSAS CITY, (jT--Wheat--35 cars; 1 to 2 cents higher; No. 2 dark hard norn. '51.04 to 51.16: No. 3 nom., SI.02 to No. 2 hard norn.. S1.04 to 51.16; No. 3 nom. 51.02 to 51.14; No. 2 red, SI.0614 to SLOT No. 3 nom... $1.03 to $1.06. Corn--18 cars; % to Hi cents higher No. 2 white nom., 71% to 73=Ji; No. 3 nom. 69S to 72',!;' No. 2 yellow nom., 6SX- to 70 ] ,i; No. 3, 65 to 66 S 4; No. 2 mixed nom. S5"4 to 67,i; No. 3 oom., 63Vi to 65U. Oats--2 cars: unchanged to -% cents higher; No. 3 -white nom., 2SVi "to 30; No. 3 nom., 26»i to 29%. Hides and Wool Quotations Furnished by Wolf Bros., Inc., 308 Fifth Street Southwest WOOL Clean bright Rejects and western Pulled wool and No. 2 rejects ... UOBSEBIDES riorsebidea --. ·GREEN BEEt HIDES Up to 25 Ibs -25 to 45 Ibs - More tlian 60 Ibs. ..-Bull hides _.._ 3o ·Cured hides half cent more a pound. {.On above prices a cent higher to wfiol sals dealers in wholesale lots.) J3.00 50 Be BOSTON WOOL MARKET BOSTON. (.-!''--(U, S. department or agri culture)--Activity in the Boston wool marke Wednesday was not of a character that in dicated clearly the true values o[ western grown wool. The few scattered bids record ed on territory wools were below nomina prices q'lOteri last wcrk. but houses holding old wools were no! willing lo yield fully tt buyers' ideas of prices. This unsettled situ ation in prices reflected a similar condition that was reported to exist in the market .fo: woolen goods. INVESTMENT TRl'STK !Ry The Associated Tres.l Bid and Asked Wednesday. Corporate Tr. Sb ' 2.66 N Corporate Tr. Sh. AA Mod. 3.22 Ni Corp. Tr. Sh. Ac. Ser. ....... 2.55 Ni Corp. Tr. Ac. Ser. Mod. ... 3.22 N Dividend Sh 1.62 1.7. Maryland Fund 18.73 20.2! Nationwide Sec 4.20 4.31 Nationwide Sec. vtc ....... 1-74 1.8S Nor. Amur. Tr. Sh 2.53 N Nor. Amer. Tr. Sh. 1955 ... 3.30 Ni Quarterly Inc. Sh 1.53 1.6! Selected Am. Sb. Inc J.SO 1.6' Super Corp. Am. Tr. A .... 3.47 Ni IT. S. El. L. «- F. A IR.S25 19.12.- U. 5. El. I.. * P. B ,. 2.7R 2.KS U. S. EJ..L. 4 F. vt« ...... 1.06 1.1 Stock List NEW YOBK STOCKS (By Tire Associated !'«·»· Wednesday UniU duotntluiu. Al Chem Dye 181 Muytas Am Can 126',; McKcss * Rub Sm ft Ret 78',i Mid Cont 1'et An) SUKl'r 52?i Mont Ward. A T T 1G1-H Murray Corp Am Tob B 91 Nash Am Wat Wks 22-:i Nat| Blue Anaconda 38',= Nail Cash EC6 Atchlson 77 Kail Dairy Auburn J1U Nail Blst Aviat Corp 6',i Nat Pow i Lt B O 19 r ;l N Y Cent Barnsdall IS'/k Nor Pac E'end Aviat 3014 Oliver Farm Beth Steel 5B7, J C Penney Bordens 2754 Penn R R Bore Warner 75 PblUlps Pet Can Dry 12 a R C A Can Pac 12U R»P Steel Case 164 Rey Tob B C N W 3« Seara Roe (.5 W 1'.3 Shell Union St P F 2 Soc Vac Chrysler 9914 So Pae Col G E 19 U Stan Brands Com Solv 18% Std Oil Cal Cmwlth Kou 2'ri Std Oil Ind Cons Oil 1311 s td Oil N J Contl Can 79 A Stew Warn Contl Oil Del .12S Stone \\b Corn Prod 7611 Studcbaker Curt Wright G?i Swift Co Deere pf 29Vi Tex Corp Du Pont 1-I4^(( Tex G u l f Sul Gen Elec ;I9 Tim Roll Bear Gen Foods 39S Un Carb Gen Mot 67% Un Pac Gillette 16% Unit Air Goodyear 29 Unit Corp 111 Cent 23'A Unit Druf Int Har S3=i U S Gypsum Int Nick Can 4Ki U S Rubber I T T 11% U S Steel Johns Manv 102 '.i Warner Fix Kennccott 39"-i west El Mfg KrcsKc 21'.4 Woohvorlh Lib 0 F 5-1 Wrislcy Loews 4'1 H M?i 10T» 3811 30% 4814 7814 32 451= 11% 22% S3 126 24 VI 6» 12% 94 31 65 VI 10 li 118 CHICAGO STOCKS (Wednesday Final Quolatlinu) Cities Service 514 N W Bancorp 10* Hcllmann Br Co 13S Quaker Oats 126 Katz Drue 39 Swift and Co 22 Libhy KcNell S"-i Swift Int! 31 Nail Leather IS Utility and Ind 1 Natl standard 42 Zenith 1-fc Supplementary List of Stock Quotations Supplied by LAJHSON BROTHERS AND CO. Mason City Office in Bagley- Beck Bldg. Telephone No. 7 D0\\ .IONES AVERAGKS Inds. F.ilk UU'ls. CIoM 154.92 46.62 31.65 Total Sales--1,200,000. CHICAGO STOCKS Butler Bros 9 Marshall Fields 13;i Cord Corp 6H Walgreen Co 32 ialamazoo Stov 6614 NEW YORK CUBB Am Gas Elec 31'.~ Ford Mo of Can 2.Vi cyanam B 35 li Ford Mo of Eng S Mn SU Pow Co 2* Hud B M i- S 26 H irk Natl Gas A 6'.i Humble Oil Co 66! 3 Asoc G El A 114 Lockheed "M Can Ind Alk S-l Niag Hud Pow Sin Can Marconi 2!i S 0 Ky Co IS Eisler Elec 3 Un Gas Co 8ta El Bd fc Share 20 ;k Un Li £ Pow Co 6!i NEW YORK STOCKS \laska Juneau 13 :i Houston oil 9 is Allegheny 2:i Hudson Motor 16K« Am For Poiv S Hupp Motors IS Am Cry SUE Co 223, Intl Carriers 7:j Am C Fy Co 3-1 ?i Indust Rayon 30% Am Pow Li 11H Kelvinator Co 21S Vm Roll Mills 29=i Lambert Co 22i/ \m «tal Co 32 Lchigh Port Ce 18 Am Ra S Co 22 Liquid Carb Cp 3S Amer Tot. Co 91 Loriliard 22 Armour Co r% Mack Truck .13'a As Dry Goods MMj :athieson Alk 30 \tl Ref 32 McLellan Stores 12% Bel Hemingway 14 Met Seab'd Oil 36»i 5est Co 511= Minn, Moline Im 9-.* Saldwin Loco 3VJ Motor Products 31 =i Briggs JCfg Co 53Vi No Amor 27'A Bendix 3013 No Amer Avl 9U Budd Mfc Co 15VS Otis Steel Co 16 Burr Add 27 7s Owen 111 Glass 150 Caterpillar Trac 75 Packard Motor 10% Cerro de Pasco 55% Park Utah Cop 41?i Ches Ohio 5714 Plymouth 1511 Chi Gt W pid 5!i Proc Gam 44% CMSP P pfd 4 Pub Ser of N J 41 Coca Cola Co SSB Pullman 4514 Com Credit 5614 Pure Oil Co 21% Com Solvents 1S=! Purity Bakery 12li Cont Motor 3 P. K 0 6 CT of Wheat 35 P.eading Co 41 Cudahy Pack 38 a s Rem Rand 2211 Curt-Wri Co A 16S Reo Motors 6 Dist Corp seag 21Ts St Joseph Lead 25% Douglas Airc 65% Simmons Co 2914 Eastman 164 So Calif Edison C614 Eaton Mfg Co 33% Sperry Corp IS'.'i Elec Auto Lite :I8',1 St G E 6-li Elec Pow Lt 14Ti Tide Wa As Oil 17~i Erie R R CO 13';', U S Ind Alch 53 Fire'ne Ti Ru 2915 U S Smelter S9 Foster-Wheeler 32 util P Ll A a Freeport Tex 30% Vanadium 21 ^ Gen Am Trans 45^ Un Gas Imp 15 1 ^ Giidden Co 51=1 warren Bros 91-1 Gobel 5-^s Western Union SS'.-l- Gold Dust 19 Worth'n Pump 2914 Gt North'n Ore 19 yellow Truck IS^i Graham Paige . 2"-; Youngs S T 58 Gt Nor pfd 37% STOCKS RETAIN MOST ADVANCES Trading Slows at Close on Wall Street; Some Up Two Points. NEW YORK, UK--The stock market retained most of its forenoon gains of fractions to 2 points on a diminishing scale of activity during late trading Wednesday. At the beginning of the final hour industrial specialties, metals and rails were the strongest groups. The trading pace had slowed down to a dog trot. Shares showing gains of 1 to 2 points included J. I. Case, Bendix, Columbian Carbon, Westinghouse, American Telephone, Western Union. Santa Fe, General Motors, Chrysler, Anaconda and American Smelting Fractional improvement was shown by U. S. Steel, Bethlehem, New York Central, and Consolidated Edison. The late tone was firm. Sales approximated 1,500.000 shares. Bonds improved and wheat displayed renewed strength on further drought reports. Weakness of the French franc dragged down other leading foreign currencies in exchange markets. As in the past several weeks there was no scarcity of encouraging industrial news. Foreign developments were being watched closely, with the forthcoming French elections being awaited for some clew as to what may happen on the politico-financial front. NOTICE OF THE APPOINTMENT Of EXECTJTOBS STATE OF IOWA, Cerro Gordo County, ss. No. 1807 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned has been duly appointed and qualified as Executors of the estate of Nellie Long, Deceased, late of Cerro Gordo County. All persons indebted to said ·state arc requested to make immediate layment; and those having claims against he same will present them, duly authenti- ated. to the undersigned for allowance, and file in the office of the Clerk of the District court. *VA lO.N'F. COMSTOCK. anil I). H. FITZl'ATKICK. Executors. Filzpatrick Barlow, Attorneys. Dated April 13th, 1936. S. H. MacPEAK, Clerk District Court By--Margaret Riley, Deputy. Curb Market NEW YOBK, UP)--Curb market stocks showed strong recovery tendencies Wednesday under leadership of metals and specialties in which there were numerous pains oC 1 to a points. Aluminum Co. bounded up 3 J ,3 points to 332',« on a light turnover. Ncwmint Mininc advanced 2. and improvement of small tractions to around a point was shown by Cities Service. Creole Petroleum, Electric Bond Share, Gulf Oil and Internationa! Petroleum. Some of the active utilities behaved Indifferently. American Gas slipped back for a small loss, while Niagara Hudson and American Super Power held unchanged. Bond Market NEW YORK, I.TV--A handful of corporate issues pushed forward for gains'of fractions ty around 2 points in the bond market Wed- nesdav. Investment circles noted that loans with stock conversion privileges were among the gainers and said the llrmness in the share market had stimulated demand. Up about 1 to 2 points shortly betore noon were StudebaKer convertible 6's, Pure Oil 4 ] /j's with warrants, Allis Chalmers 4's, Chesapeake corporation 5's, Internationa! Cement 4's, and Paramount 6's. A rise ol more than a point in Panama 5's of 1963 followed a gain of 1% in this issue on Tuesday and a run up of 3 ;i in the stamped series oC this issue. Most otber foreign obligations were a IHUe lower in quiet tradinc. Medium and lew priced rails were once more in favor and shifted ahead fractionally. The U. S. government list was uneventful with small advances and tosses about evenly distributed. Dealers said U)e market was still waiting to get the French election and possible settlement of the franc's future out ot the way. Banks and other financial Institutions were described as remaining on the sidelines of the treasury market. Produce Lam son Brothers Market Letter Influenced by the strong cables and DO precipitation Tuesday night in the southwest the wheat market opened strong Wednesday and advanced further on general buying and prices at one time were almost 2 cents higher than Tuesday night. Considerable realizing by commission houses came into July and September and prices reacted about a ncnt from the high levels. May was particularly strong. There was '.alk on the floor that a rising flour market plus some pressing needs for cash srain resulted in a substantial amount of Hour business last week. The chief incentive came from the sharp wheat price advance and the alarming crop reports from the southwest. Winnipeg was strong although there prices did not hold. Exports were in good volume, being reported as tiiRb- as 2,000,000 bushels. There was more selling than buying by outside interests and easy periods in our market readily occur. General news Wednesday, however, was mostly ot a constructive character. CORN--Corn was quite strong, May selling at the best price since last, August, The shipping demand was active. During the past 20 days around 2.000,000 million bushels have be^n reported sold for shipment, some to millers anrl distilling interests. We expect May corn to widen its premium over July. Smith Brookhart Will Talk at Emmetsburg EMMETSBURG--A record crowd is expected to hear Smith W. Brookhart. former U. S. senator and republican candidate for congress, who will open his campaign here Thursday night. Brookhart, who threw a monkey wrench into republican machinery when he opened his campaign at Emmetsburg in 1924 with sensational charges against the G. O. P., will speak at St. Mary's gymnasium here Thursday. The local Chamber of Commerce invited the Vifashington, Town, politician lo come to Emmets- MASON CITY--For Wednesday Cash quotations by E. G. Morse Eggs, current receipts 16c Heaw hens, 4 Ibs. and over ....16o Under 4 Ibs I3c Cocks 10c Merchants Quotations Eggs, in trade 16-17c Eggs, fresh 15-16c* Butter, Iowa State Brand 3Tc Butter, Corn Country 36c Butter, Kenyon's 36c Butter Very Best 37c Butteri Brookfield 36c Potatoes, peck 33c and 45c ·EDITOR'S NOTE--These representative quotations were obtained by calling several grocery stores. CHICAGO PKODCCE CHICAGO. C.T'l -- Butter 8,778. weaK; creamery specials (93 score) 29@29Sic: extras (92) 2S',i@2S=ic; extra firsts (90-91) 2S'/ic: firsts (S8-S9) 27?f!ffl275i;; standards (90 centralized cariots) 28',ic. Egss 32,530, unsettled; extra firsts local 20c. cars 20-ric: fresh graded firsts loca IC-'U. cars 20c; current receipts 18^1 @19c; storage packed extras 21-lie; storage packed firsts 21(j4c21«c. Poultry, live. 2 cars. 1 due, 25 trucKs; hens 5 Ibs. and less 23c. more than 5 Ibs. 20'Ac; Leghorn hens 21c. No. 2 Lechorn hens 15c; stass 19c: springs. Plymouth Rock. 28c Whiie Rock 2S!4c. colored 27c: fryers. Plymouth Rock 27",tc. Wnite Rock 27'.2C, colored 2Gc; broilers. Plymouth Rock 26c White Rock 26c, colored 20c, oarebacks 20. @22c, Leghorn 23c: roosters 16%c; hen turkeys 22c. young toms 20c. old toms 20c. No 2 turkeys ISc; old ducks 41^ Ibs. up 17c, heavy young ducks 20. small ducks 14c Muskogce ducks 12c: geese lie, clucked and swan geese 12c. NEW IORK POCLTRV NEW YORK. (.PI--Live poultry easy. By freight: All prices unchanged. NEW YORK PRODUCE (Wednesday Market* N'EW YORK. 51.103. easier mixed colors, firsts 20@20%c: seconds 19ric medium .10 Ibs. 19UC; dirties No. 1. -12 Ibs ig'i^tlO'ic; nviTnpe checks li$':,c: storage packed firsts 20?i(r21Uc: other mixed color, unchanged. Butter 9.929. easier: creamery lilnhcr than extra an'Ji.TK-ic; extra (92 score) 29'.;c firsts (90-91 scores) 2PUti29 ; ; ic; central ired (9(1 score) 29 J ,i( i l29',tc, Cheese 239.997. easy: prices unchanged. PRODUCE FI;TI;RKS (Wednesday Markets) CHICAGO. O' 1 --Butter futures closed Storage standards. Nov. 26VJC. Egg futures: storage packed firsts. Maj 21'ic; refrigerator standards, Oct. 22« KANSAS CUT J'RODUCE (Wednesday .Market) KANSAS CITY, Wr-Produce unchanged. . CARD GRID GAME ST. PAUL I7P)--St. Ambrose col lege of Davennort, Iowa, will plaj the St. Thomas'college football team here Sept. 25 in the second game of the season for the St. Paul school. AUNTHET By Robert Quillen "I could tell Henry why his wife is like that. She's the kind that don't never cry, and a woman has got to cry once in a while to get the meanness out of her." LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PROBATE OF \\TLX, STATE OP IOWA, Cerro Gordo County, ss. No. 4822 Tn District Court April Term, 1936. Tu All Whom It May Concern: YOU ARK HEREBY NOTIFIED. That an nstrumcnt of writing purporting to be the ast Will and Testament of J. L. Shuttle, Deceased, dated April 3rd, 1936. having been :his day filed, opened and read. Monday :hc llth day of May. 193C. is fixed for tearing proof of aame at toe Court House n Mason City, Iowa, before the District Court of said County, or the Clerk of said Court; and at 2 o'clock P. ?., of the day ibove mentioned nil persons interested are '.ereby notified and required to appear, and ihow cause if any they have! why said in- itrument should not be probated and allowed 15 and for the last Will and Testament of aid deceased. Dated at Mason City, Iowa, April 13tb, .936. S. H. MacPEAK, Clerk of District Court,. By--Margaret Riley, Deputy. NOTICE OK THE APPOINTMENT OF ·TATE OF IOWA, Cerro Gordo county, ss. No. 4819 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned has been duly appointed and qualified as Executor o.f tne estate of Emilie Cossack, Deceased, late of Cerro Gordo County, AH persons indebted to said estate arc requested to make Immediate payment: and those having claims against the same present them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned for allowance, and file in the 'trice of the Clerk of the District Court. GEO, R. LUDEAIAN, Executor. 'Oco. R. Ludcman, Attorney. Dated A p r i l '20th, 1936. S. K. MacPeak. Clerk District Court. By -- Margaret Riley, Deputy. NOTICE OF THE APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATRIX STATE OF IOWA, Cerro Gordo County, ss. No. -I82S NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned has been duly appointed and qualified as Administratrix of the estate of Ralph Towne, Deceased, late of Cerro Gordo County. Ait persons indebted to said estate requested to make immediate payment: and those having claims against the same ill present them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned for allowance, and file in trie office of the Clerk of the District Court. EDNA G. TOWNE, Administratrix. E. w. SCHILLING, Attorney- Dated April 21st. 1936. S. H. MacPeak. Clerk District Court. By--Margaret Riley, Deputy. STATE PRINTING The State Printing Board will receive sealed proposals until 11 a. m., Friday, May 1, 1936, to furnish the .state with certain work and material. For specifications address Tom J. White, Superintendent of Printing, State House, Des Moines, Iowa. Mrs. Henry President. POPEJOY--The April meeting ott the Mothers' club was held with Mrs. Alex Peterson Friday afternoon. Mrs John Brighton had charge of the lesson. Election of officers was held, with results as follows: President, Mrs. Arthur Henry; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. John Humes. Public Utility and Industrial Stocks Quoted .by A. AL Schanke and Company, Telephone 1300, Mason City. Bid and asked Wednesday: Cent St £1 6 pet pfd ($25 par) 13 Cent St El 7 pet pfd (S25 par) 14 Cent St P L 7 pet pfd in Cl-,amp!tri P.ef la 7 pet pfd .. 75 Creamery Package com ..- 25'^ Hearst cons A 23 Geo A Hormel A pfd 103 Geo A Hormel B pfd ........ 103 Geo A Hormel com IS 1 :; Interstate Power 6 pet pW .. 22',i: Interstate Power 7 pet pfd 2K Iowa Klectrie Co fj'.i pet pfd R(l Iowa Electric Co 7 pet pfrl . - fit la Klec Lt Pow 6 ret pfd . . B9 3a Ktec Lt Pow 6!; pet pfd 70t± la Klec Lt Pow 7 pet pfd . . 72 la Power ft Light B pet pfd CS la Power £ Light 7 pet pld 102'.; la Public Scrv 6 pet pfd 92 la Public Scrv 6V- pet pfd .. 93 la Public Serv 7 pet pfd .... 96 la South Util 6 pet pfd T,-1 la South Util 6',i pet pfd .... !' la South Util 7 pot pld 63 Minnesota P L 6 pet pfd .. SO Minnesota P L 7 pet pfd .... 90 Northern St Power 6 pet pfd 78 Northern Si Power 7 pet pfd 85 N W Bell Tel 6% pet pfd .. US N W St Portland Cement ...... 24 P.ath Packing 6 pet pfd 99 P.atn Packing 7 pet pfd 101 SIOUX City Gas Kl 7 pet pfd SS United Lt i Rys 6 pet pfd .. 7S !' 2 United Lt fr Rys 6.36 pet pfd SO United Lt * Ryu 7 pet pM .. SJ'.s "Western OrOcer pfd S:! Western Grocer com « "li 74 1011 IM'.j 01 SIS Mi 57 65 S2 so" 87 120 25 101 READ THIS FIRST: Detective Keyes and" Gary Maughan are attempting to unravel the mysterious murder of Margalo Younger, an actress and old friond of Mauehnn. She was killed with a needlc-liKe instrument as she and Maughun sat in the home ot Dow Van Every, a collector ol rare jewels, whom she had met through his friend, Maughan, listening to his gruesome history of the famous Camden ruby. At the time she was wearing the ruby against the wishes of Van Every who described it as a "murder stone." Among those questioned by the detective were Maughan, himself; Van Every; his young niece, Joyce, who lives with him; her fiance, Allan Foster, who at one time was in love with the dead actress, and Joyce's companion, Laura Randall. Antoher suspect is Koy Barrimore, close friend of the actress, who shot himself after her death. Van Every tells Maughan how he bought the ruby from two nuns. Joyce confides to Maughan that she has procured a job in a department store against her uncle's wishes. The detective and Maughan start for the home of a Mrs. Bryce, an intimate friend of Van Every. Keyes and Maughan learn from Mrs. Peoples, Margate's maid, that the actress recently had given a check for 57,000 to a friend, Manuel Gonzales. Margalo's maid brings a ruby, found in one of the galoshes of her dead mistress, to the detective. It is an exact duplicate of Van Every's. (NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY) CHAPTER 24. "Can you remember what Miss Younger did other days than Monday?" Keyes asked Mrs. Peoples. There was a hint of sarcasm in his voice, and Mrs. Peoples felt it. "I'm only telling you what she did Monday week because I thought you would like to know. In the taxi coming over I thought back, and remembered as much as I could. I thought you would want to know--" "I do, and thank you." . "It's kind of easy remembering Mondays--on account of the beauty shop. I had to be careful that she didn't forget that, so I always reminded her Monday when she waked up." "Would you remember if anyone strange had called that day?" "Well, I don't think that I would. There's always a lot of people visiting her. If it's anyone out of the ordinary I might, but as I remember no one came Monday afternoon. Her friends knew where she was, so usually didn't call. Oh, I don't mean to say there weren't calls--there were, but nothing suspicious." "What time was she due at this beauty shop?" "One-thirty." "And what time did sine usually leave?" "Near five." Keyes coughed. "Hardly time to run to the bank and draw out her cash before she went to the, shop, and certainly no time to get it afterwards, as the banks would be closed." "I never thought of that!" Mrs. Peoples exclaimed. "What time did she leave to meet Gonzales?" "About 12." "Where were they eating?" "I'm not sure. She didn't say. She iked breakfast out, though, and seldom had it home. Said it woke her up to get out. She lilted to sleep late." 'What time did you awaken her in the morning?" "Eleven." Keyes thanked her again, and she left, looking rather longingly at tne ruby as she went. I accompanied her to the elevator, and tried to make up for Keyes' brusque manner in dismissing- her. Her find was invaluable, I thought, and she certainly should be given credit for it. When I returned to the captain, he was looking dully at the ruby, which he had put on the white spread of the bed. Perhaps it was nerves, perhaps imagination, but the ruby didn't seem to sparkle as Van Every's had. To me, it only glowed feebly. I handled it again, but could learn nothing from it. It looked like the other, yet there was a subtle difference. "We've got to go to Van Every, Keyes. He'll know." He nodded and reached for his overcoat. Damn ruby again, but I'm beginning to see why Margalo Younger made the appointment with Joyce Van Every for tea; why she was so. interested in the Camden ruby; why she was so eager to talk to Van Every. She evidently had bought the Camden ruby, too, and was anxious to see whether hers was a forgery." "Van Every paid $70,000, Keyes. Margalo, $8,000. No doubt in my mind but hers is a fake." "Women and their bargains!" he sighed, and stepped into the taxi. Van Every's house was lighted brightly, and when we entered the front door, McManus met us. "Everything o. k., chief." .He led us into the living room where Van Every was reading. He greeted us kindly and ordered Soon to get some glasses for us. Pulling a silver flask from his pocket, he filled the glasses generously. "Chase you out of your library?" Keyes asked. "No, but I've no heart to stay there. I'm renting the house as soon as I can find a tenant." Keyes finished his drink before he mentioned our errand. "Get me your ruby, will you, Van Every? I've something here, rather interesting to show you, but I must see your ruby first." My friend seemed surprised as he calle'd Soon. The Chinese was close by, and his master addressed him in a language I could not understand. Soon vanished and reappeared in perhaps 30 minutes with the box which I knew contained the ruby. Van Every opened it, took tic chain in his hand and held it up to the light. Keyes dug in his pocket and brought out Margalo's ruby. I heard Van Every gasp as he leaned forward, then he swallowed and sat back weakly. "Heavens, what a start you gave me! Where'd you get it?" The officer explained as briefly as he could. When he had finished, Van Every arose. "Come up to my laboratory. I'll examine the stone. I don't think it's genuine, but we'll see." I had not particularly noticed the door leading into the laboratory when Van Every and I sat in his bedroom the night Margalo was murdered. I imagined the door led to a clothes closet. Now he opened it and we found ourselves in a small room, no more than six by eight. Possibly at one time it had been a closet. The one window looked out on the garden. A long narrow table, holding three powerful micro- copes, faced this. On the velvet cover near one of the instruments was a small box containing other paraphernalia for examining jewels. "My workshop," Van Every said simply. "Rather ray playshop. Now let me have the ruby." He went about examining the stone methodically. I had watched him before with the Khonivar diamond at the Vilia Maurin, with a powerful snlarging lens and some instruments which were unkonwn to me then. He had no laboratory there. Keyes and I waited silently for some 15 minutes, while Van Every went over every inch of the stone, measuring it, then tabulating the measurements. At his request wnen he had finished, we both looked through a lens at the stone. It was clear except for a tiny bubble at the center. Examining his stone immediately afterwards, we saw the difference readily. The ruby, Van Every's ruby was absolutely clear, and there was a siade of variation in the color. "A fake, of course. I knew that when I looked at it downstairs. But I wanted to see how it was made," Van Every was saying, in his quiet, well-modulated voice. "But it's a clever fake. You had me guessing for a second downstairs. Me paying $70,000 for a ruby, only to find there was another one in existence. Yes, Captain Keyes, Miss Younger's ruby is a fake, but a good one. A good jeweler could have told her that after a brief examination. She evidently did not take it to a jeweler. The way women buy things!" he smiled. "But here's the point, Captain. Keyes. The man who made the copy did it from the ruby itself. The measurements are almost exact except that the cutting is far superior on the copy than on the original. Far better, which leads me to believe the copy is new--that is, within the .last 50 years. Perhaps older than that. The chain is almost an exact copy, except for the gold used. If you wish, you can take both of them to a competent jeweler, who will corroborate my statement." "No need of that, Van Every. I have already found out that you're an expert in your field." Smiling slightly. Van Every told us as simply as he could how the imitation ruby had been made, of what elements it was composed. "Is a copy like this valuable?" Keyes asked. "I should say it would be worth, around ?500. Perhaps more. I don't deal in synthetic jewels, so can't give you the exact value. If Miss Younger paid any more than ?500 :or it, I personally would say she had been ro-bbed. You understand that the copy is a fine one; no one but an expert could tell the difference. The ruby Miss Younger bought took some time lo make--it was not an easy job. But there is no sale for a copy of a ruby as large as the Camden. so I can see no object in, doing all the work." "The copy, then, was made by an expert?" "Undoubtedly. And the person who did it compared it facet by facet with the real thing. His tools, though, were not so crude as the ones which cut the Camden. Gentlemen, if I were going to copy a stone, at least a stone cut as long ago as the Camden, I would first study the tools of the period,, make them, and then go to work. The person who copied the Camden ruby evidently did not think of that, or did not have the time." "Do you think it was made abroad or here?" "I can't tell." Van Every was studying the two jewels again, comparing them closely. "Has it occurred to you, Keyes," I asked, "that the person who sold Margalo Younger this jewel might want it back--in view of what has happened?" "It had not, until you mentioned it." (TO BE CONTINTJED) Heads Lakes Conference. EMMETSBURG, (JP--Roy Newell is. the president-elect of the Lakes conference of high schools. He is superintendent of schools here. Tha group includes Cherokee, Storm L a k e , Estherville, Emmetsburg. Spencer. Sibley, Spirit Lake and Sheldon. The conference picked Spencer for the spring track camj- val May 9, with the conference golf tourney carded for May 16 at Cherokee. District President Speaks. RIDGEWAY--Dr. Larson, president of the Iowa district of the N.i L. C., was guest of the Lincoln Lu-5 theran church Sunday. The morning " service at 10:45 was conducted in , the Norwegian language with Dr. Larson in the pulpit. The Ridgeway and Lincoln Ladies Aid societies served dinner at the church after which Dr. Larson met with all the officers of the congregation and then with the entire membership.

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