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FOURTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 27 1936 (i La Eli F'l Do TO Bu In -At Ve Al .·Mi Di B. tw Col Co.* on bal hoi Fie In ·jiltl Dfl MI Wj ,'tir. - ; sei he ^ :]ba Th do est /toil ·"? ;tei ; s :. : ;sat ?;! Ers " ' : -3 ;'jrt? .-.·? ; 1 ; : i y. :.1 :3h sti' ·.vli ·fi. Shi ·ifa Lilt -g I( 6 ie f HEAVY RECEIPTS DEPRESS HOG PRICES F 10 TO MOSTLY 25 CENTS DOWN Top $10.85 on 19,000 Run 4,000 More Than Had Been Expected. CHICAGO, l-R--The largest hog supply in three mouths resulted Hi a sharp break in prices ranging Mown to 25 cents here Monday. Early sales were 10 to mostly 15 cents lower than Friday's average and later bids were 15 to 25 cents down ·with sows showing a comparable decline. The top was $10.85. ' Hog receipts were bunched in the Chicago market, the run totaling 19,000, which was 4,000 more than had been expected. Outside market centers reported 9,000 fewer hogs than were marketed a week ago Last week the average cost of hogs ·was 510.56. a drop of 5 cents from the previous week. A year Ago the ' average was around $8.90. *- Lamb prices were pushed up to "' the highest level since June 1930. - In a market that was 25 to 35 cents above Friday's average, choice wool- ed lambs sold at $11.85 to $12. And some were held for more. Clippers were quoted up to $10.35, highest since May, 1930. The sheep run was only 10,000 and was well below year ago and week ago supplies. The cattle market had a fairly liberal supply and operations were slow. With choice kinds very scarce, most early bids were weak to 25 cents lower but sellers were holding their steers on a higher basis. Some early sales of better : grades were made at $9 to ?9.75. Mason City Livestock MASON CITY-- For Monday Ten to IS cents lower. Good IfKht lights .... 140-160 $9.00-9.30 Good llBhts .......... 160-180 5 9.75-10.05 Good liRht butchers .. 1SO-200 510.00-10.30 Good lipht butchers .. 200-220 510.00-10.30 Good mcd. wt. butchers 220-250 $ 9.95-10.25 Good rood, wt. butchers 250-270 S' 9.75-10.05 Good med wt. butchers 270-290 S 9.65- 9.95 Good heavy butchers .. 290-325 S 9.45- 9.75 Good heavy butchers .. 325-350 J 9.35- 9.6,1 Good heavy butchers .. 350-400 S 9-05- 9.25 Good packing sows ... 275-350 S 8-90- 9.20 Good heavy sows ____ 350-425 S S-70- 0.00 Good big hy. sows ... 425-550 S 8.50- S.SO Good bic hy. sows 550 and UP J S.30- 8.60 (This above is a 10:30 truck hog market for good and choice bogs. The difference in price Is for short and long haul hoes,) CATTUS. Steera, good to choice ...... $ t.30- 8.50 Steers, medium to good ...... $ 6.00- 7.50 Steers, lair to medium -- .... S 4-50- 6.00 Heifers, good to choice ...... 9 5.50- 6.50 Heifers, medium to good «_.· $ 1.75- 5.50 Erifers, common to medium .. $ 4.00- 4.75 Cowi, good to cho'.eo --....-- $ 4.25- 5.00 Cows, fair to good «. ........ S 3.75- 4.25 Cows, cutters ..,--, ............ ? 3.25- 3.75 Cows, eaxmei* ,,_,.*..--.. S 3.00- 3.25 Bulls, heavy TM,.__..,-- .... 5 4.50- 5.25 Bulls, light ......... - ........ S 4.00- 4.50 "Calves med, to good 130-190 S 6.OO- 7.0£) Calves, med. to good 130-190 S 5.0J- 6.00 Calves, Infer, to com, 130-190 S 5.00 down lBS. ? 9.50-1U.OO S 7-50- 8,50 $ 5.75- 6,75 5 5.15 down $ t.OO- 9.00 $ 5.00- 7.00 5 4.00- 6,00 S 4.00 down 5 2.T5- 4.00 5 I- 50 ' 2 "-» 51-00-2.50 5 6-00- 7.00 * 4.00- 7.00 Lambs, good to choice . 70-80 Lambs, medium to good ...... . Lambs, fair to medium ...... Common to fair ....... ..... ·yearlings, 6°°d to choice 70-80 yearlings, med, to good 70-80 Yearlings, fair to medium .... g u lla ..... ,..,.. .^. ...... ..... l-iatlve ewes, good to cnolca ... Cull ewei .................... Wethers, 2 years old «*,. Wetbsia, poor to best ..... Buck lambs $1 less. No dock OD lamas. Quotations subject to market fluctuations. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK (.Monday .Market} CHICAGO, {.T-J--U. S. department ol aErl- HOGS 19,000; including 9,000 direct; slow, 10 to mostly 15 cents lower than Friday's average- later bids 15-25 cents off; sows lj-"5 cents lower; top $10.55; bulk 140-250 Ibs. $10.50^10.75; few 250-320 Ibs. §10.15® 10.55; sows $9®9.60. CATTLE 15",0J; calves 1,500; largely steer run; medium and good grades predominating; choice kinds very scarce; practically nothirp done; asking higher but bidding -weak to 25 cents lower; prospects about steady; few early sales better grades steady at S9@9-75; several loads held around 510, but bulk of quality and condition to sell at $8@9; stockers and feeders steady at ?6.50@7.75 mostly; all other killing classes steady; best light steers and heifers SS.75; several loads 37.50^:8.25; cows very scarce; weighty sausage bulls up to $6-50; selected vealers to S9; most vealers selling at S7(£S. SHEEP 10,000; unevenly higher than last -week's close, or mostly 25-35 cents higher than Friday; early bulk choice irooled Iambs $11.S5@12; some held higher; strictly choice 04 Ib. clippers $10.35; less desirable offerings 59.75; sheep very scarce, strong; most ·wooled ewes 55.50di6.25. SOUTH ST. PAUL LIVESTOCK. (Monday Market) SOUTH ST. -PAUL, UV-U. S. department of agriculture -CATTLE 6,200; slaughter steers and she stock opening around steady; medium to good native fed steers and yearlings S6-75ifi! 8.25; bulk eligible around S7.75 down; medium to good heifers $65? 7.25; most beef cows 54,75® 5.75; low cutters and cutters S3.50@4.50: bulls steady to weak; majority 54. 755? 5. 50; stockers slow, weak; common to medium steers 55^6.25; calves 2,400; weak; most vealers S6.50S8; few strictly choice 58.50; cult and common $4i56. HOGS 5.300; slow, demand narrow; mostly 10-15c lower than Friday and Saturday; instances off more; better 140 to 22o ]bs. SIO.201^10.40; top $10.40; 220 to 250 Ibs. S10010.25; 250 to 310 Ibs. $9,65?10; bip ·weights down to §9-50 and below; sows $$$ 9.15 ; pigs · scarce, average cost Saturday $10.13; weight 239 lbs. ; for the week S9.05; weight 234 Ibs. SHEEP 1,000; 479 direct; early sales slaughter lambs 25-50c higher; slaughter ewes strong; better wooled lambs Sll.SOfP 11.75; cull and medium firades SS@10.50: shorn Jambs absent; few wooled ewes S5.505S 6; choice shorn ewes eligible around $5; native feeding lambs up to $9-50. " OMAHA LIVESTOCK. (Monday Market) OMAKA, (.*·--U. S. department of agriculture-- HOGS 6,500; steady to 15c lower: 170 to 220 IbF. $10.25^10.40; top J10-40; 22Q to 250 Ibs. 510.10910.30: 250 to 2SO ibs=. $9.SO# 10.25; 160 to ISO Ibs. S10.20ff 10.35: 140 to 360 Ibs. .510010.30; sows $9.255*9.35; pigs 59.50 !310. CATTLE S.OO'J; calves 500; weak to 25c higher; steers and yearlings S7(??S: heifers S6.25ffi".50; cows S5ff6: cutters 54®4.75; bulls 55.25S-5.50; vealers SS. SHEEP 6.000; lambs 15-2S C higher; $11.50 ,311.75; best held above $12. Dead Animals Of ALL KINDS REMOVED Mason City Rendering Co. VT* Toy rhone Calls Hog Markets MIDWEST HOGS. Hog prices at midwest markets Monday: t'KOAlt RAI'IUS--Hogs 150 to 160 Ibs. S8.309.35: 160 to 170 Ibs. $9.55fa 9.80; 170 to ISO Ibs. S9.80Pi10.05; 180 to 230 bs. $10.05 fj10.30: 230 to 250 bs. SlO'j. 10.25; 250 to 270 Jbs. 59.85fc 10.10; 270 to 29 Ibs. $9.70»».95; 290 to 323 Ibs. $9,55'L»S.SO; 325 to 350 Ibs. S9.405f9.50; good packers 275 to 350 Ibs. JS.95S9.20; 300 to 425 lh.1. $8.75«lS; 42.1 to 500 Ibs, S8.55til.8.SO; 500 to 550 Ibs. $S.3 8.55. AVATJCRLOO--Hops 10-15c lower; good to choice 140 to 150 Ib.f. $9@9.30; 150 to 160 Ibs. $9.25689.55; 160 to 180 Ibs. $9.75i« 10.05; 130 to 250 Ibs. S10@10.30; 250 10 270 Ibs. 59.8051/10.10; 270 to 290 Ibs. $9.655/1 9.95; 290 to 325 Ibs. $9.50(!p9.SO; 325 to 350 Ibs. $9.359)9.65; packing sows 275 to 350 Ibs. $8.9089.20; 350 to 125 Ibs. $8.70(59; 425 to 550 Ibs. 58.55S8.S5. OTTLMWA--10-lSc lower; 140 to 150 I (ff9.30; ISO to ISO Ibs. $9.304f°.G0; 360 to ISO Ibs. SSITOeiO: ISO to 200 Ibs. S10S10.30; 220 to 250 Ibs. S9.SOSflO.20: 250 to 270 Ibs. 270 to 290 ibs. $9.7oeio; 290 to 325 !bs. S9.5SJI9.S5; 325 to 350 Ibs. S9.45 (if9.75; 350 to -100 Ibs. $9.25tff9.55; packers 275 to 350 Ibs. $8.90®9.20; 350 to 425 Ibs. ~ i.70fif9; 425 to -150 Ibs. $8.90Gf9. AUSTIN--Market lOc lower; good to choice ISO to 220 Jbp. $10.055f'10.35; 220 to 250 Ib: S10J! 10.30; 250 to 290 Ibs. $9.75810.05; 290 to 350 ibs. $9.45ff9.75: packing sows, good, 275 to 550 IDS. J6.55ST9.20. COMBINED HOG RECEIPTS. DES MOINES, l-fl*)--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 48 hour period ended at 8 a. m. Monday were 46,600 compared with 34.800 a. week ago and 29,900 a year ago. Sfow, mid-session trade mostly 30-35c tow- · than Saturday's average, instances off slightly more on heavy butchers; loading comparatively liberal for Monday. Good and choice: Light lights, 140 to 160 Ibs, $9.10(f?9.85; light weights, 160 to 180 Ibs. $9.70510.30; 180 to 200 Ibs. $10.05«i- 10.55; medium weights, 200 to 220 Ihs. 510.05 SflO.55; 220 to 250 Ibs. S9.95SjJ10.55: heavy weights, 250 to 290 Ibs. S9.705plO.3ff; 290 to 350 Ibs. S9.45®10. Packing sows, good: 275 to 350 Ib5. S8.90(?i 9.40; 350 to 425 Ibs. $8.706(9.25; 425 to 550 Ibs. 58.450-9. KANSAS C1T1- LIVESTOCK. (Mnniiay Market) KANSAS CITY. (,-rj-- U. S. department ol agriculture-HOGS 3.000: 1.000 dillect; slow, mostly 5- lOc lower than Friday's average; top $10.45; desirable 170 to 260 Ibs. $10.35^10.45; few 270 to 300 Ibs. Slo.151irio.35; better grade 140 to 160 Ibs. $10.156? 10AO: sows $9.155? 9.40; few $9.50. · CATTLE 9.000; calves 2,000: supply killing cattle materially short of last Monday; fed steers opening steady to slightly higher; sho stock strong to 25c higher; bulls, vealers and calves firm; stockers and feeders strong mostly 25c higher; early sales Jed steers 57^8.50; few choice loads held up to $9 and above; part load heavy heifers $8; butcher cows $55?5.75;" selected vealers S9; most Lies stockers and feeders $6.25(^3. SHEEP 7.000; fed Jambs and springs unevenly 50C-S1 higher than last Thursday; iheep 25-50c up; Arizona spring iambs to ihippcra $12.10; other Arizona and California o packers $12; scattered lots wool lambs '11.15@11.SO: best held above $12: New Mexico clippers $9.65; shorn Arizona ewes $6. SIOUX CITY LIVESTOCK. (.Monday Marked SIOUX CITY, LT)--U, S. department ol agriculture-CATTLE 4,500; bee£ steers and yearlings low; scattered early sales about steady; ome bids weaker; heifers unchanged; other he stock steady to weak; stockers and reed- rs little changed; small showing fed steers p to $8.50; some held higher; bulk salable 7@S.25; few good heifers $7.25; most beef ows 54.75^5.50; cutter grades $3.75SM.50; oad lots desirable 925 to 950 Ib. feeders 7.75; common and medium $6.75 down. HOGS 5.500; slow, fully 15c lower than Viday; shipping demand narrow; top .$10.25; iany held higher; early sales 170 to 270 Ibs. Butchers $10.10^10:25; 270 to 290 Ib. heaves 59.90SH0.10; heavier butchers dull; odd ots 140 to 170 Ib. averages S9.S5(fJil0.15: ows S9.25S59.30; feeder pigs 510-25 down. SHEEP 2,000; no early slaughter lamb ;a!es, undertone steady to higher; best vooled skins held around $12; asking $10 'or fed clips; fat ewes opening strong to 2Sc ilgher; wooled skins 56 down; clips $4.75@ 5.25. LIVESTOCK FORECAST. CHICAGO, (.=PJ--Official estimated receipts Tuesdav; Cattle 7.000; hogs 14,000- sheep ,000. Representative Sales (Monday Slarkef) CHICAGO. (.P)--U. S. department of agri. culture--Representative sales: 3 375 2 . 325 16 272 14 252 Mediums-82 234 il 22S 39 217 io ' 206 957 1319 1060 1108 2 967 14 1122 S 1094 4 1130 HOGS. Light's-9.90 26 174 10.00 14 J89 10.35 21 194 10.60 52 199 Light Lights-10.65 12 150 10.70 10 154 10.50 IS 162 10.85 CATTLE. Heifers- 9.SO S 9.75 27 9.60 25 9.00 23 8.7.1 21 8.10 26 7.fi5 Cows-7.25 6 7 910 765 S91 724 630 762 1294 1223 1205 1160 1083 10.65 10.73 10.80 10. £5 10.60 10.65 10.75 9.00 8.75 S.60 8.00 7.50 7.00 6.75 6.25 5.8.1 4.90 4.15 SHEEP. Old Crop Lambs-- Clipped Lambs-- 92 96 12.25 235 12.10 61 fi9 12.00 470 101 II.90 130 - 78 ll.S-1 AVooIe'd Ewes 11.50 10 132 9 181 17 165 10-35 10.00 6.25 5.75 5.50 Lamson Brothers Market Letter MARKET REVIEW ,.'heat--The wheat market was greatly affected Monday by the moisture received n the southwest over the week-end. There were rallies in the Ciicaso market but hey did not hold and the tone was heavy hrouRhout the day. The opinion was that he dust bowl had received substantial rain- all. The precipitation extended northeast- Hy over Texas throuch Oklahoma a n d . i n t o Kansas while Missouri received moderate [mounts, some sections cot good moisture. The moisture meant a crop of wheat., All of western Oklahoma received soaking rams. The precipitation In parts of Texas was of loudburst proportions. Possible showers in Nebraska and Kansas were indicated. The market was active all day, Houses with east- rn connections were conspicuous as sellers, lids held the market. Kansas City was own the full iimit of 5 cents. While we xpcct some further selling, would be Jn- Uncd to pick up wheat on a renewal of he decline on the theory that the selling may have fceen overdone". Corn was Adversely affected by the wheat, ne and one-half cent down as compared with Saturday. Cash Interests were fair uyers of May corn, while there was some flck spreading oetween May ?tnd July which ·fls credited to a local operator. The cash jarket -vas off ^ to lla ccnU. WHEAT MARKET WEAK AT CLOSE Prices 2 to 4 Cents Lower; Corn 1 to More Than 2 Off at Finish. CHICAGO. (W--Notwithstanding export purchases that totaled nearly 2,000,000 bushels, acute weakness or wheat prices Monday persisted from start to finish. Setback of quotations in Chicago exceeded 4 cents a bushel at times, and in various other markets went to the furthest limit permitted. Lowest prices in Chicago were reached in the late dealings. Wheat closed shaky, 2% to 4% cents under Saturday's finish, May 97%@98 cents, July 86%@87 cents; corn, 1% to 2Vfe cents down, May 61%@61% cents; oats, % to 1 cent off, and provisions 5 to 25 cents fall. CHICAGO CASH GRAIN. (Monday .Market) ' CHICAGO. C.T'l--Wheat. No. 3 red tough Jl.OOH: No. 3 hard 51.05. Corn, No. 3 mixed 62ft 63lic; No. 4 mixed 61551:; No. 5 mixed S9'i®61c; No. 1 yellow 65c: No. 2 yellow 64C65c; No. 3 yellow 62'^ (ffeic: No. 4 yellow 60£tff62c; No. 5 yellow 58%5i'61c; No. 2 white 66«(867,ic: No. 3 white S3 He: No. 4 white 62-ue64c; No. 5 white 5fi^''59^c; sample grade 40^'591-lc. Oatj?, No. 2 white 29^^29^;c; No. 3 white 26'..i(ri'29c: No, 4 white 2S^.5'27c; sample grade 20 : ^(g26c. No rye. Soybean?, track Chicago: No. 2 yellow S5c; No. 3 yellow SKfTS4^c; No. 4 yellow 73'^c; sample yellow 72(§'7Sc. Barley 90«i.92c actual sales; feed 35@48c nominal; malting 53$93c nominal. Timothy seed $2.70^7)2.85 cwt. Clover seed $14.. r 0'if 22 cwt. Lard tierces $10.90; loose 510.35; bellies Mason City Grain MASON CITY--For Monday No. 3 yellow corn 47c No. 4 yellow corn 46c Ear corn 40c White oats, No. 3 20V 2 c Feeding barley 25-40c No. 2 yellow soybeans 56c Stock List NEW YORK STOCKS. (.Monday Finn! Quotations) Air Reduction 58'A Maytag A] Chem t Dye 181 McKcss Rob Amn Can 122 '/a Mid Cont Pet Amn Srn 4 Ret 72 Mont Ward Amn Sugar 50 !4 Murray Corp 161 Nash ltO=;i N s t l Bis. 20 Nntl Cash Reg 341s Nail Dairy 69-11 Natl Dist 32 A T ft T Amn Tob B Amn Wat Wks Anaconda Atchlson Auburn Avlat Corp . B i 0 Barosdall Bend Aviat Beth Steel Bordens Borg Warn Can Dry Can Pac Case C 4 N W C M S P t P Chrysler coi C. «r E Com Solv Comwlth Sou Cons Oil Dontl Can Contl oil Del Corn Prod Curt Wright Deere pfd Du Pont Gen Elec Gen Foods Gen Mot Gillette Goodyear 111 cent Int Har Int Nick Can I T T Johns Manv Kcntiecott Kresge Lib 0 F Loews Kill Pow Lt N Y Cent Nor Pac Oliver Farm J c Penney Penn R E Phillips Pet R C A Rep Steel Key Tob B Sears Roe Shell Union I 1 ,* Soc Vac 95 S So Pac 16?; Stan Brands 17 S O Cal 214 S 0 Ind 11% S 0 N J 76 Slew Warn ' Stone Web Studcbaker 5»i Swift Co 29 U Tex Corp 139i,4 Tex Gulf Sul 35% Tim Roll Bear 36-k Un Carb 6414 Un Pac 16?i Unit Air 25K Unit Corp 1914 Unlt-DruK 7914 u S Gypsum U S Rubber U S Steel Warner Plx West El Mfs Woohvorth 50% Wrlgley 41 ·?; 17 ··; 17'.i 26 % 12 11 !i 35014 3 30'A 74 li 13 li 93 !1 .1611 20=1 19 38 15;; 17% 33 M 22* 21-7, · 2 9 46 73'A 2» 41% 10% 20 63 S 16 U 13 li =9% H: 39 -X 34 S 60 10% 2014 .13 34 Vi 56 78 K 118 2154 5-i 11 88 'A 27% 6t'A 10 lOS'i 46-% 73 te CHICAGO STOCKS (Monday Final QnnlntlnnO Service 4% Natl standard Cit Dexter 13',; N W Banco Hcllmann Br Co 12',i Quaker Oats Katz Drue 3S!1 Swift and Co LIbhy KcNell S't Swift Intl Natl Leather 1)4 Zenith 126 V, 20-li 29% Supplementary List of Stock Quotations Supplied by LAMSON BROTHERS AND CO. Mason City Office In Bagley- Beck Bldg. Telephone No. 7 MONDAY GKAI.V CLOSE. WHEAT -May July Sept CORN-May July Sept. ....... OATS-May July ·pt RYE-May July Sept BARLEY-May ....... LARD-May July Sept Oct BELLIES-May July High .991, .8914 -S7Ti .63i; .6i 3 ; .601J .5214 .10.92 .10.82 CHICAGO, I.I 1 )-Low Close .97=; .9 .60 .; .59 v; .25---; -261; .26% 10.85 10.80 10.80 10.67 .25;; .26 U .265 .51% -si ',; .11 10.65 10. SO 10.80 10.67 14.00 14.37 DOW JONES AVERAGES Inds. Rails fills. .Close 147.06 43.01 29.61 Total Sales 2.300,000 1 CHICAGO STOCKS Butler Bros S : ;k Marshall Fields 14'/4 Cord Corp 4"k Walgreen Co 31 Kalamazoo Stov 621; NEW YORK CURB Am Gas Sc Elec 3o?s Ford Mo of Eng S Am Cyanamid B 3214 Hud B M S 23-?i Humble Oil Co 6314 Lockheed 7 Nlag Hud Pow Sli Pennroad Corp 3~s S 0 Ky Co 17-11 Un Gas Co 7!i Un Li Pow Co 5 Util P LI Co 1% OMAHA GRAIN. (Monday Market) OMAHA. (,T|--Wheat. No. 3 dark hard Sl.OSVi; No. 2 hard Slfl.1.05";; No. 3 hard 92ii'5'S6c: No. 4 hard 95c. Corn. No. 2 white 67c; No. 3 white 65$ 66c: No. 2 yellow 61®62c: No. 3 yellow 5714 2c: No. 4 yellow 53^58 !4c; No. 5 yellow 55c; sample yellow 53#54C; No. 3 mixed 56 «58c; No. 4 mixed 56(5 5Sc; No. 5 mixed 53c. Oats, No. 3 white 25c; No. 4 white 2314 @ 24c; sample white 22'^; No. 2 feed 2314C. MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN (Monday Market) MINNEAPOLIS, ijpt--Wheat 223 cars; 3% cents lower; No. 1 heavy dark northern spring 60 Ibs. Sl.1314pl.2Sli; No. 1 dark northern 59 Ibs. Sl-Hl2®1.25is: 59 Ibs. 51.09 J ,L-tfr 1.2514: fancy Mo. 1 hard Montana 14 per cent protein S1.1314@1.1514; to arrive S1.12 1 y- ! @1.14l4; grade of No. 1 dark hard or No. 1 hard Montana winter 9714C IS.S1.0314; to arrive 96' / ic@'S1.02 ! ,4: No. 1 hard amber durum S9^c@S3.06"i; No. 1 red durum 71-xic; May 51.0014; July 95c; Sept. 877sC. Corn, No, 3 yellow 55' 1 itfIT)7 l ,ic. Oats, No. 3 white 23v-i@261ic. KANSAS CITY GRAIN (Monday Market) KANSAS CITS'. M')--Wheat 95 cars; 2 to 7 cents lower; No. 2 dark hard nom. 99c@ Sl.12%: No. 3 nom. 97ce.S1.10(i; No. 2 hard SI.0314511.0714; No. 3. 9Sliri.Sl: No. 2 red nom. SH^l.OS'/J.; No. 3 nom. 9Sc@ SI.0314. Corn 146 cars: 1% to 3¥j cents lower: S"o.' 2 . white nom. 68^70c: No. 3, 68 J ,4c: ^o. 2 yellow- 64l4il 64";-;c; No. 3, 6Il*ft'65c: No. 2 mixed nom. 6244@64lsc; No. 3 nom. Oats 10 cars: unchanged to 1 cent lower; :o. 2 white nom. 22';®29c: No. 3 nom. Hides and Wool Quotations Furnished by Wolf Bros., Inc., 308 Fifth Street Southwest. WOOL llean bright * 26c Rejects and -western .22c Pulled wool and No. 2 rejects ISc HORSEHJDES Fiorjehldrj : S3.00 ·GKEEN BEEP HIDES Up to 25 Ibs _ _6}4C 25 to 45 Ibs _....._ in Mori than 60 Ibj. 6c Bull hides _ 3c ·Cured hides half cent more a pound, ton above prices a cent higher to whold- sale dealers In wholesale lots.) WOOL MARKET (Monday Market) BOSTON, Cl'i--U. S, department of agriculture-- Very little activity was reported on domestic wools in the Boston market. A few houses were offering to sell new fine territory wools in original bags at around S2-83 cenb; scoured basis, delivered east, for aver- ace to j:ood length French combine staple. Spot wools of similar description were held at mostly S3-S5 cents scoured basis. Arrivals or. new territory wools, however, were of m]y limited volume. Mill buyers did not snow much interest as yet because their current needs were limited. INVESTMENT By Tne Assocln Bid and asked Monday Corp Tr Sh Corp Tr Sh AA yod .. Corp Tr Sh Accum Ser .. Corp Tr Accum Ser Mod Dividend Sh Maryland Fund ionwide Sec iomvide Sec vtc Amer Tr Sh *-.*. Amer Tr Sh 1955 .. Quarterly Inc Sh Selected Am Sh Inc Super Corp Am Tr A ,, U E El I. P A U S E! L A I* B U S El L P Vtc TRUSTS itcii Press. , 2.63 . 3.18 , 2.53 , 3.18 , 1.61 . 18.61 . 4.12 . 3.13 1.53 , 1.50 3.41 . IS. 125 , 2.71 · 1.05 1.73 20.12 4.22 1.86 1.68 1.64 18.625 2. SI 1.13 «-Vi 2 18 Am Su Pow Co Ark Natl Gas A Asoc G El A Can Ind Aik Can Marconi Eisier Elec El Bd £ Share Ford Mo of Can 23 NEIV'VOKK STOCKS Alaska Juneau 13% Inti Carriers 7% Allegheny 2% Indust Rayon 28Vi Am For Pow 7 Keivinator Co ISsfi Am Cry SUE Co 21 Lambert Co 20 li Am C Fy Co 31vi Lehigh Port Ce 16"jt 9'/i Liquid Carb Cp 33ft "" Loose-Wiles Bis 2014 Lorillard 21% Mack Truck 29 y. Mathieson Alk. 28 li 70*8 McK Rob pfd 42"a 1311 McLcllan stores 11 "I 29 li Minn, Mollne 1m Sis M K T 6--; No Amer 24 li No Amer Avi 19?; 90;; 135S 3'.i 50 265i IT Am Pow Li Am Roll's Mills 2' Am Ra S Co Amer Tob Co Armour Co Armour Co PI As Dry Goods All Ret Bel Hemingway Baldwin Loco ErigBS MfS Co Bendix Budd Mfg Co Byers A M Co Caterpillar Trac 6' Cerro de Pasco 51' Chcs Ohio 55 C M S P P pfd 3 Coca Cola Co 87 Com Solvents Cont. Motor Curt-wri Co A Dist corp Seag Douglas Airc Eastman Eaton Mfg Co Elec Auto Lite Elec Pow Li Erie R R Co 12 Fire'ne Ti Ru 25 Foster-Wheeler Freeport Tex Gen Am Trans Glidden Co Gobel Gold Dust Graham Paige Gt Nor pfd Hudson Motor Hupp Motors Otis steel Co 14,H Owen 111 Glass 111 17 li Park Utah Cop 3% Plymouth 11 Proc L Gam Pub Ser of N J Pullman Pure Oil Co Purity Bakery R: K 0 Rem Rand ' Reo Motors 5?i Simmons Co 2514 So calif Edison 20% Sperry Corp 16 li St G Sc E 5i Tide Wa As Oil 1614 U S Ind Alch U S Smelter Util p i Li A Vanadium Union Oil Calif Un Gas Imp Warren BVos Western Union Worth'n Pump Yellow Truck Youngs S T 3314 13 n 285 48" 33H 14 « IT-s 41 40 40 IS'4. 20 86 4% 18=i 14 fi 9 77 ~; 25',; 365S Public Utility and Industrial Stocks Quoted by A. M. Schanke and Company, Telephone 1300, Mason City. Bid and asked Monday: Cent st El 6 pet pfd S2.=i par) 12 Cent St El 7 pet pfd (525 par) 13 Cent St P L 7 pet pfd 14 Champlin Kef It 7 pet pfd ... 75 Creamery package com 2"i Hearst Cons A 23 U Geo A Hormel A p f d ' . 98 Geo A Hormel B pfd 96 Geo A Hormel com 18 Interstate Power 6 pet pfd 22 Interstate Power 7 pet pfd .... 25 Iowa Electric Co 6',i pet pfd .. .^9 Iowa Electric Co 7 pet pfd ... 60 la Elec Lt Ss Power 6 pet pfd 68 la Elec It Power 6!6 pet pfrt 69 la Elec Lt Power 7 pot pfd 71 la Power Lipht 6 pet pfd 98 la Power Lipht 7 pet pfd .. 102 la Public Serv 6 pet pfd .. 92 la Public Serv 6lb pet pfd 93 la. Public Serv 7 pet pfd 9fi la South Utit 6 pet pfd M la South Utll 8',t PM Pfd 56 la South Utll 7 pet pfd 62 Minnesota P L 6 pet pfd ... 77 Minnesota P L 7 pet pfd ... Sfi Northern St Power 6 pet pfd .. 78 Northern St Power 7 pet pfrt .... 54 · N W Bell Tel 6ii pet pfd :.... IIS N W St Portland Cement . 23 P.ath Packine 6 pet pfd 99 Rath Packins 7 pet ptd 100 Sioux City Gas El 7 pet pfd K7 TTnited Lt Rys 6 pet pfd ... 79 United Lt Rys 6.m pet pfd SIVi United Lt ft Rys 7 pet pfd ... SS Western Grocer pfd S3 Western Grocer com 7^ 14 15 15 2614 23-;i 100 98 18:5 23 27 61 62 70 . 71 73 100 104 94 95 98 .',6 T,3 65 79 88 SO 120 24 ,101 102 89 SO 82 U S9 Sfi GOVERNMENT BONDS r.Mnnday Market) NEW YORK. .t'i--U. S. bonds closed: Treasury 4,js 47-52 117.30. Treasury 4s 41-54 112.29. Treasury 36^5 40-43 June 10S.1S. Treasury 3%s 43-47 10S.4. Treasury 3'.»s 46-49 105.29. Treasury 3s 51-50 104.12. MINNEAPOLIS FLOUR. (Monday Market) MINNEAPOLIS, (.n--Flour 20c lower; carload lots family patenls $6.60576.80 a barrel In ftS In. cotton sacks. Shipments 2r-.92*. Pure bran ?I7«i17.!0. Standard middlings $17.503 17.75. LEADING STOCK ISSUES SLUMP Fall 1-6 or More Points in One of Sharpest Drops in 21 Months. NEW YORK, USB--One of the sharpest reactions of the past 21 months hit the stock market Monday with leading issues falling 1 to 6 or more points. At the peak of the selling rush .the ticker tape dropped several minutes behind floor transactions. The volume dwindled appreciably later, although there was little or no pickup in prices. Notable 'declines near the staart of the final hour were shown by Case, Allied Chemical, International Harvester, Deere, Douglas Aircraft, Westinghouse, du Pont, U. S. S t e e l , Bethlehem, Youngstown Sheet and Tube, Chrysler, General Motors, Anaconda, Montgomery Ward, Standard Oil of New Jersey, American Telephone, W e s t e r n Union, Consolidated Edison. Santa Fe, N. Y. Central and Southern pacific. The late tone was weak. Transfers were around 2,000,000 shares. Foreign currencies were fairly steady in terms of the dollar. Brokers attributed selling in shares to a combination of circumstances involved in the French elections, the recent move of the SEC against a large stock exchange firm, doubts regarding the new corporate tax bill in congress, and the fact that the market has failed to receive support in the past week or so. Curb Market NEW YORK. I.P)--Curb stocks slid oft Monday after a somewhat higher opening. A few of the leaders managed to hold sliKhUy above the previous closing levels, but the majority of inactive specialties had poor support and pave up considerable ground. Though early Cains were whittled, issues like American Cyanamid B. American Superpower, cities service. International Petroleum and Niagara Hudson Power were ruling a shade higher in the second hour. Pan-American Airways, Pepperell. Flint- kote and Cheseborough Manufacturing were among those down fractions to around 2 points. Margay Oil climbed 1 on a small turnover. Bond Market NEW YORK. (.*H--Though action of the bond market Monday was colored by the halting performance of stocks, prices held within generally narrow ranees, and a lew sections of the list were fit-m. U. S. Governments showed a series ot narrow movements during the early trading which left treasury 2y,s of 1948, and federal farm mortgage 3s a shade higher. Heaviness of the equity list caused a like tilt in some of the Junior Hens and convertibles. American Rolling Mill 4 Vis showed an early dip or l'/i to 117. International Telephone os eased ?i to 83, and Illinois Central 4?i* gave up % at 7214. Prime corporate liens continued firm and few were taken at fractionally improved prices. American Telephone $ were traded 113H, up Vt and Pennsylvania Reneral » sold at 111U- up '/;, Columbia Gas Electric 5s (May) were 'i higher at 103^i. Bonds of Allis Chalmers, E'otany^-Consoli- iert Mllb. Porto Rican American' Tobacco and Studebaker Corp., were down 1 to 2'^ points on small offerings. Produce MASON CITY--For Monday Cash quotations by E. G. Morse Eggs, current receipts 16c Heavy hens, 4 Ibs. and over ...15c Under 4 Iba 13c Cocks -I0c Merchants Quotations Eg-gs, in trade I7c* Eggs, fresh 16-17* Butter, Iowa State Brand ...,36c Butter, Corn Country 35c Butter, Keuyon's 35c Butter, Very Best 3Gc Butter, Brookfield 35c Potatoes, peck 33c and 45c 'EDITOR'S NOTE--These representative quotations were .obtained by calling several grocery stores. CHICAGO FKQlH'CE. (Monday Mar'kel) CHICAGO, i.-TJ--Butter 14,007. weak: creamery specials (93 score) 28$i2S%c; extras (92) 27^c; extra firsts (90-81 27ft 27'4 c; firsts (88-89) 26 I /2fr-26 : ;c; standards (.90 centralized carlots) 2?',ic. Rggs 30,7'i", firm; extra firsts local 20 1 /ic, cars 21c; fresh graded firsts local 20c. cars 20V,c; current receipts 19UC; storage packed extras 21'ic: storage packed firsts 21^c. Poultry, live, 1 car. 1 due, li trucks, easy; hens 5 los. and lesy 20%c; more than 5 Ibs. 19c; No. 2 hens I7c; Leghorn hens 19c; No. 2 Leghorn hens ISc; springs, Plymouth Rock 27c; White Rock 27c: colored 26c: fryers, Plymouth Rock 25c; White Rock 25c: colored 24c: broilers, Plymouth Rock 24c; White Rock 24c; colored 24c; barebacks 2Q@22c; stags 17c; Leghorn 22c; roosters 15c; hen turkeys 22c; youn£ toms 20c: old toms 20c; No. 2 turkeys ISc; heavy ofd 1 ducks 4*« Jbs. up Ific; heavy you up ducks 4% Ibs, up ISc; small ducks 14c; Murcovy 12c: seese J2 C ; plucked and swan lOc: capons 7 Ibs. up 2Sc; less than 7 Ihs. 27c. NEW YORK PRODUCE. (Monday Market) MEW YORK, ;.T!--Eggs 34.300. firm; mixed colors, special packs or selections from fresh receipts 23'ff24Vic; standards and commercial standards 22l4c; firsts 21',;c: seconds unquoted; mediums 40 Ita. 20^201ic; dirties No. 1. 42 Ibs. 20W2fllic; small unquoted; average checks 19U^1914c: storage packed firsts 21 ?;c. Butter 7.486. easier: creamery hlRher than extra 29·'· i ft 30Vc: extra (92, score) 29'^c: firsts (90-91 scores) 28=H529v;c; centralized (90 score) 2fi-':,, c. CheeFfi 121,713, dull: slRle. whole milk flats, held 1935 fancy 21722c. Live poultry flow. By freight: chickens unquoted: broilers 20c; fowls 21fi23c: roosters ISc: turkeys 16# 25c; ducks (all sections) FUTURES. (Monday Mitrket) C H I C A G O . UP)--Butter futures closed: Storage standards. November 26*1 c; April 2"c; June 25',3C; May 25%c. futures: Storage packed firsts. April 21=!tc; May 2l%c; refrigerator standards. October 22 vie. NFAV YORK SUGAR. . (Monday Markrt) NEW YORK, (.TV-Raw sugar unchanged at 3.7Sc for spots. In futures. May sold up from 2.S5c to 2.fl3c and March soM at 2.63c, 2 to 3 pain's "ft hipher. Refined unchanged at S.OOc for fine granulated. LIQUOR RAID NETS $128 FORFEITURE Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct Cases m Court. James Alexander, 707 South Federal avenue, forfeited a bond of $128.85 Monday before Police Judge Morris Laird upon failure to appear in police court to answer charges of possession of liquor improperly labeled. Alexander was arrested at his residence about 8 o'clock Saturday evening when police and federal agents found a quantity of alleged alcohol and improperly labeled liquor in a raid. Irvin Christenson, Scarville, forfeited a bond of $103.85 posted when arrested by police Sunday morning in the 800 block on Sixth street southwest, on a charge of reckless driving. Starts Fights. Fred M. Anderson, route 4, was fined ?25 and costs on a charge of intoxication. He was arrested in the 400 block on South Federal avenue about 10:30 o'clock Saturday night, where he was attempting to start fights. Tilford Seim and Roy Burke, both of Thompson, forfeited bonds of S25 each, which were posted when the men were arrested at 9:45 o'clock Saturday evening. on charges of drinking on the Highway. Chester Thompson, city, was sentenced to five days in the city jail on a charge of intoxication. Forfeit Bonds. Fritz Meyer, Scarville; Henry Dotson, Mason City; Leonard R. Malek, North wood; Clifford C. Nicholson, 114 First street southwest; all forfeited $10 bonds posted when arrested on charges of intoxication. E. H. Schroeder, city, was fined S10 and costs on a similar charge. Richard M. Solum, 70S President avenue southwest, forfeited a $10 bond posted when arrested en a charge of disorderly conduct. The hearing for Robert Holt, 678 Polk avenue southwest, and Henry Pritchard, Garner, arrested on charges of disorderly conduct when they engaged in a fist fight at 2:10 o'clock Sunday morning at Nineteenth street and South ' Federal avenue, was continued. Holt was alleged to have bumped Pritchard's car at this intersection. SCHOOL RATE O F , PRISONERS LOW 55 Per Cent Are of Inferior Ability in Penitentiary at Fort Madison. By GEOKGE MUJLS (Iowa Daily Press Bureau) DES MOINES--The fellows who :hink they are smart enough to beat Jie law usually never went to school very long. Figures compiled for the state board of control by Col. Glenn Paynes, warden of the state pen- tentiary at Fort Madison, revealed that more than 3SO of the last 547 prisoners to enter the institution 'ailed to finish eighth grade. Of the 91 who spent more or less time in high school, only 20 claim :o have been graduated. And of the 26 who cheered football teams as college undergraduates, eight claim to have college degrees. Thirty of the prisoners never went to any school. Penitentiary tests revealed 55 per cent were of inferior mental ability, the warden's report reveals. Thirty-one per cent were average and the other 14 per cent were of superior mental ability. More than half the prisoners, 304, previously had been convicted, while 186 served in reform schools or reformatories such as the Eldora Training School for Boys and the state reformatory at Anamosa. Depth of the educational level of the prison group as against the average run of lowans is illustrated by comparison with the records of 26,446 persons registered with" the Iowa state employment service. Not only are 21,373, approximately four-fifths, grammar school graduates or better, but enough of them to form a sizable Iowa college enrollment have had experience in the realm of "higher education." A total of 1,088 of those registered for jobs with the state service are classed as college nongraduates, 332 have college degrees, while 71 have taken postgraduate work. RITES HELD FOR INFANT Committal services for Kenneth Luse, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Cletis Luse, 432 Twenty-fourth street southwest, were held at Memorial Park cemetery Sunday morning, with the Rev. C. E. Flynn, pastor of the First M. E. church, in charge. The child died at the home of his parents Saturday afternoon. He was born Dec. 4, 1935. Miscellaneous POTATO MARKET. (.Monday MnrkPd CHICAGO. t.-V--U. S. department pt agriculture-- Potatoes 212; nn track 344; total U. S. shipments Saturday 825. Sunday 34; old stock supplies moderate, demand stow, market slightly weaker: sacked sales per cariot cmt- wclph-invoice weight sacked per cwt. Idaho Russet B'urbanks U. S. No. 1. S2.1SW2.30: Colorado McClures U. S. No. 1. 52,22 i,;'n' 2.30; Wisconsin Round Whites U. S. No. 1. $1.65fi?1.70; North Dakota Red river section Cobblers U. S. No. 1. 51-75; Early Ohios U. S. No. J. $1.75; Minnesota Red River Section Early Ohios partly graded $1.70; new itock, cariot sacked sales Alabama 100 Ib. sacks Bliss Triumphs partly graded 12.75® 2.80; per swt. sacked sale5 less carlots, Louisiana 100 Ib. sacks Bliss Triumphs partly graded $2.90: Texas 50 In. sacks Bliss Triumphs U. S. No. 1. SS.eOf; 3.R5; per cwt. U. S. No. 2. J2.45ft2.SO; California SO In. sacks White Rose N. S. No.' 1. SI.75 per 50 Ib. sack. AMDfNRlBYMURDE "A DAM-BUI SS READ THIS FIRST : Detective Keyes and Gary Maughan are seeking the mysterious slayer of Margate Younger, an actress and old friend of Maughan. She was murdered with a needlelike instrument as she and Matig- han sat in the home of Dow Van Every, a collector of rare jewels, listening to his gruesome story of the famous Camden ruby's history. The actress had been wearing Van Every's ruby which he described as a "murder stone." Among those questioned by the detective were Maughan; Van Every; his young niece, Joyce, who lives with him; her fiance, Allan Foster; Joyce's companion, Laura Randall, and a Mrs. Bryce, close friend of Van Every's. Another suspect is Roy Barrimore, close friend of the actress who shot himself shortly after her death. Margate's maid finds a. duplicate Camden ruby among the effects of her dead mistress which, however, proves to be a fake. Keyes inter- ciews Manuel Gonzales, a friend of Margalo's. Maughan runs into Laura Randall on the street who promises to have some important information for him the next morning. Van Every's ruby is found missing from Its hiding place shortly before Miss Randall is found murdered in the cab in which Maughan had left her a few moments previously. The ruby is found among he r clothes. The police question Maughan. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER 28 Van Every's ruby gone. Stolen. The ruby around Miss Randall's neck. Could she have stolen it? It looked that way. Stolen it and worn it. The message she had left that she would have something to tell Keyes and me tomorrow. "What time did you get to Sixty- ninth street and Fifth?" I asked the cab driver. "Well, I looked at my clock when we left you, because I was hungry and this was going to be my last trip until after dinner. It was quarter of 6 when I pulled away from the Warrington. It could not have been five minutes later when all this happened." '"And you say the lady called out to someone? Called 'Miss Joy?'" "Right, boss. 'Miss Joy.' Kinda cried it out, like she saw somebody she knew, and wanted to attract her attention. You know how ladies scream out when they see a party they know. Kinda shrill and loud like." "It w'as 'Miss Joyce,' Laura Randall was calling,' 1 muttered half to myself, half to my companion. "Sounded like it. I thought it was 'Miss Joy,' but it coulda been 'Miss Joyce.' Gee, I hope these bulls lemme go 'now. I did my duty, and I'm hungry. Wife waiting home for me to eat. Supper']] get all cold." I, too, wanted to get away, but knew it was useless until Keyes came. Van Every waiting for me, walking the floor probably, nervous, upset about his ruby. I wondered whether the stalwart guard in the blue coat would let me get to a phone. Looking at him again, I deeded I wouldn't risk asking him. He was bound to refuse, for even now he was glowering at me angrily. Miss Randall wearing the ruby. Had she stolen it? she must have. There wasn't a thing in the Van Every house she didn't know. When Soon and Van Every had hidden the ruby in what they thought was a safer place, it wasn't long, before she knew where the place was. But why had she taken it--put it around her neck to wear it? Had it fascinated her, too? Plain, dowdy Laura Randall? Did she want to feel it around her neck as Margalo had? Want to see it glow ,on her bosom ? Laura Randall stealing into Boon's room, taking the ruby from the idol, putting the old gold chain around her neck, fondling the ruby . . . I could not reconcile it. Laura Randall, wanting to tell me something. A secret in her eyes. Fool that I was? I should have drawn her out. She would have told I think, if I had insisted. I might have saved her if had known. At least now I could tell Van Every that I knew who had taken his ruby. He would not suspect Miss Randall. . . . What had possessed her, anyway, stealing the ruby? Perhaps, though, she was only bor- dowing it--intending to return it. The little woman calling out "Miss Joyce"--for Miss Joyce it must have been. What did that mean? Then an explanation occurred to me. I tried to force it out of my mind. It would not leave. Joyce could not be mixed up in this thing! Could not. Yet on the night when Margalo had been murdered Joyce was standing a moment in the open doorway. This evening, when Miss Randall had been murdered, Joyce was near by. Near enough for Laura Randall to see her, call out to her. Was Joyce in another taxi? Or was she walk.- ing on the sidewalk, hurrying home. Gribbel's store, I supposed, closed at 5:30, like other big city stores. Joyce would have time to walk to Fifth avenue by 5:45--that is if the store closed at 5:30. But why should she walk to Fifth avenue, when Grib. bel's was on Broadway, and the Van Every home could be reached much more quickly from Broadway than from Fifth? It might be that she had an engagement for dinner--a good excuse for coming to Fifth avenue. When I had seen her in the afternoon she had been tired, but still rather happy--deploring the fact that she had to dance tonight with young Foster. Two attendants were bringing in another body on a stretcher, dumping it carelessly on one of the slabs. I could hear their voices echoing through the stone morgue. Shuddering I sat there thinking of poor Miss Randall, of Van Every waiting for me to come, of Joyce and her errand on Fifth avenue. It was senseless to think she had been walking, for in the rain and sleet and cold, Joyce would surely take a taxi. She would not carry the farce of her job into her everyday life. She had been used to taking taxis. She would take one home when she finished work. Joyce on the scene of Margalo's murder. Joyce there tonight, when Misa Randall was killed. Twice. Was it coincidence? I grew cold all over when 1 thought that I, too, had been present when Margalo died; I, too, had been near when Laura Randall was killed--the last to speak to either of them. The guard was glowering *t me because he thought I had murdered Laura Randall! Even tie taxi driver suspected me! Keyes came in after I had waited what seemed hours. In reality it was only 20 minutes from the time the first officer had left ine. He had been found in his favorite restaurant. "What's this?" he demanded. Without a word, my officer guard left me in company with' only the taxi driver and led the captain to the slab where Miss Randall lay. When Keyes came back, he had the ruby in his hand. "Come up to my office," he said, and all of us followed. When he was seated at the desk which was getting to be so familiar to me, he laid the jewel on a bit of white paper and motioned me to talk. "It's a mystery, Keyes. I don't know what to think," I began hesitantly. "Start at the beginning. I understand you were in the fatal taxi with Laura Randall, and I want to know what happened." "I was standing in front of the library, when she came along--she had come to get Joyce--you remember I explained to you about Joyce?" He nodded. "Miss Randall was excited, I thought--or perhaps it was because I was tired, I had walked a couple of miles in the rain. Anyway, she seemed excited and was chattering on about something, -when I called a taxi for her. I wasn't going with her at first, then I thought I would, so I climbed in beside her. She seemed to want to tell me something. Now I blame myself because I wasn't in the mood to listen. She was nervous, and kept looking at me strangely. Then she said to tell you she wanted to see both of us at 10 tomorrow. She emphasized the appointment. I remember asking her lamely at last what she wanted, but then it was too late. She knew my mood, knew I probably didn't mean what I said, so she told me nothing. I reached the hotel and got out. The last words she said had something to do with the engagement tomorrow. Something she had to tell us. I slammed the door, and stood a fraction of a second looking after tne taxi. Immediately after I entered the hotel, I went to my desk, and found that Van Every had been calling me. When I finally got him on the phone in my room he told me that the ruby had been stolen. He was all upset " "The ruby!". Keyes exclaimed. "Yes, and he wanted to get hold of you right away. I promised him I'd do my best to find you, and called your office. I was just going out, when this officer," I pointed to my first guard, "and the taxi driver collared me and brought me to the morgue." "Just what did Van Every say about the ruby?" I told him as best I could remember. When I had finished, he took the ruby once more in his hands. "Looks like our little Miss Randall was the thief!" I admitted I was surprised when the morgue attendant had opened her coat, and I had seen the red stone. Jerry Knox continued the story. What he told Keyes was essentially what he told me. How Miss Randall had rapped on the glass and .called out at Sixty-ninth street, how a few moments later, he had noticed her on the floor, how he had come with the officer to the hotel to get me, thinking I would know what had happened. (TO BE CONTINUED) Perry Otis Wyant Rites Held Here Funeral services for Perry Otis Wyant, 64, who died at his home, 522 Adams avenue southwest, Friday afternoon following an illness, were held at the McAuley funeral home Monday, with the Rev. C. E. Flynn, pastor of the First M. E. church, in charge of services. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. Seymour Angel sang "City Foursquare" and "Abide With Me." Pallbearers were Paul Gustafson. W. J. Taylor, W. S. Kollman and · Bert Argetsinger. West Union Jury Out 27 Hours; Verdict Is Awarded to Plaintiff WEST UNION--A jury in Judge H. E. Taylor's court returned a verdict for $500 damages in favor of John Lembke. Girard, against Ervin Reisner, Hawkere, for personal injuries received in an automobile collision Feb. 13 at the intersection of primaries Nos. 18 and 102, north of Hawkeye. A verdict in behalf of the co-defendant, John Fritz, was given, it having been proved that Reisner was not an employe of Fritz. The jury was out 27 hours, and returned early for two addition, al instructions. The amount sued for was $10,000.

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