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April 2, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

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' ' Tt^jMsMffwyitUT 1 vasrc.vu-u^ f MASON ?rry MS^i-^'^}s^S^SiS^^^^i^s^ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SCHOOLS ASKED TO EXPOSITION Eligibility Includes All Iowa Public Highs in Competition. AMES, April 2.--More than 950 Iowa high .schools have been sent Invitations to participate In six contests to be held in conjunction with the state high school agricultural congress at the 1931 Vcishea, the tenth annual Iowa State college exposition, May 7, 8. and 9. Eligibility to the agricultural contests has teen extended to include all public high schools in Iowa. The competition will he in the fields of livestock anad grain judging, farm mechanics and farm shop work. Each team will be composed of three members. i Future farmer contests will embrace two phases, chapter and open forum contests. The winner of the chapter contest is'to be picked on the basis of the chapter activities program. Winners of local open forum contests will he allowed to compete in the finals, and the ultimate winners will represent Iowa in the regional public speaking contest. Judges for the event will he H. A. Wallace, editor of Wallace's Farmer; Charles E. Hearst, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation; and Glenn B. Miller, president of the Iowa Farmers' Union. Early entry blank returns have shown that 29 schools expect to have'teams in grain'judging, 25 in livestock judging, 15 in farm mechanics, 8 in farm shop work, 7 in the Future Farmer open forum contest, and 2 in the Future Farmer chapter contest. Final entry blanks will be sent out April 20 so that all teams may be registered in the competition for the awards which will include cups, plagues, ribbons and other suitable awards Teachers Are Re-Elected by Wesley School Board .WESLEY, April 2.--The following teachers Of the Wesley public schools were re-elected for the coming year and have signed contracts to return next yearr Supt. E. R. Swanaon, Edwin Klooz, 'Helen Reimer, Hazel Marie Conrad, Miss Shirley Lewis, Margaret McConnell, Esther Beck. MAN ESCAPES FROM IOWA FALLS JAIL; DRUNK IN 2 HOURS IOWA FALLS, April 2. -- Ed Smith, 40, was caught purloining a pair of socks in the Penny store here. The judge gave him 30 days -^for larceny. He broke jail and within :two .hours was drunk, picked up and back in jail. \ Minnesota U Has New Examination Rules MINNEAPOLIS, April 2. UP)-Reciprocity with medical schools in almost all states of the country as well as abroad is one advantage of new regulations governing comprehensive examinations now in effect in the University of Minnesota medical school. . .'. Under the new set of regulations medical students who take part one or part two 'of the examinations of the national board of medical ex"Pershing Visits Canadian's and Praises Their Fine Spirit," says a headline. Some of our tourists have done the same thing.--American Lumberman, LAWYERS SEE DIVORCE BOOM ; J^-j;*^^ ,\ v -:* * - " ' Arkansas lawyers won't be unprepared when the Influx of prospec- ,.tive freedom seekers invades the state to take advantage of the 'recently enacted divorce law which shortens tho waiting time considerably. Above Is a card which one- enterprising attorney has printed to attract business to his office. THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG ^ (Continued From Page 3. 20 to 30 per cent the values as reflected by earning capacities on six per cent basis. A building occupied by Montgomery Ward at 56,000 per annum rental, after taxes, depreciation, insurance and repair charges, earning 6 per cent on $73,000 was assessed at 516,000. This just an example of a hundred or more similar cases. The most startling revelation of the week came thru in a check of qoal assessments .is southern Iowa Here in central Iowa coal companies lease on a royalty basis, paying around 10 cents a ton for coal mined. The yield runs from $350.to as high as $500 an acre. We found in southern Iowa that the larger companies have.bought the mineral rights outright, paying an average of $25 an acre for them, most purchases made 15 to 20 years ago. We checked over 3,000 acres of deeded mineral rights and found the range in assessments from S4 to $7 an acre with most of them nearer §4 than 57. On royalty basis the coal is worth close to 5400 an acre less depreciation as mined. We. found surface assessments over these mineral rights running from $48 to as high as $92 an acre. This condition applies generally to the entire southern Iowa area. As* a rule a miner or coal company employe has been elected township assessor. A glaring irregularity that goes a long way in explaining why these counties come to the state for aid in maintaining schools in the mining camps. . The assessment for top works, shafts, miner houses, etc., including electrical tr.oliy and mine lighting system', power plant, hoisting equipment, etc., was $53,'000. In the nine counties in which this purvey was made we found that five of the nine members of the houso are against the county assessor bill. In a convention of the Farm Bureau Federation held at Chariton last Thursday participated in by eight of the nine counties, the convention, after hearing'a report of assessment conditions, adopted a fesolu- i'on indorsing the county assessor bill by unanimous vote. Why do the representatives from these counties oppose the county assessor* bill? Iowa Association Real Estate Boards GEIS BOTSFORD^ Chairman Tax Committee. Some say .they are willing to stand a certain amount of congress because it feels so good · when it adjourns.--Detroit News. A Great Sale of Children's EASTER HATS $1 .49 1 Hats that are copies of big sister's. Trimmed with, flowers or velvet ribbou stream- .ers. Turned-up brims. Very smart models. One hundred to choose from. / Hats that would have sold .at ?1.95 and $2.95 last year. Other Children's Hats of Leghorn and Fine Braids. $1 95 1 Made of the finest materials --large drapes in the dressier, types. aminers will be excused from the sophomore or senior comprehensive examinations. An old-timer is a chap who can remember away back when nobody laugh'ed when the United States senate was referred to'as the most dignified body on earth.--Macon, Ga., Telegraph. CAMPBELL WILL ATTEND MEETING Iowa Solon Is Member of Progressive Farm Committee. · By RADFORD E. MOBLEY Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, April 2.--With the statement "he would go at any time to any place where farm legislation is to be considered," Representative Ed H. Campbell of Iowa, member of the progressive farm committee, announced hera today he would be present at the first meeting of the committeo In June at Chicago. The progressive farm committee, under the leadership of Senator Borah of Idaho, is one.of the groups, appointed during the progressive conference held here early in March to map out a legislative program on five major issues, including such questions as tariff and public utilities, to be followed at the next session of congress. In a discussion of the meeting scheduled, Campbell said "he had an open mind on anything that might happen with regard to farm relief" and "fully expected constructive steps toward solution of the farm problem would be taken" at the Chicago conference. It will be remembered Campbell is a staunch supporter of the debenture plan for farm relief and voted for that measure when it was considered on the floor of tho house. The progressive committee meet- Ing at thia particular time Is considered highly significant' in view of the fact that any specific recommendations agreed upon by members will have greater support in tho house than ever before. For the first time.the "farm bloc" will have sufficient votes to adopt during the next congress almost any plan for relief. In fact, because of the unusually close vote on the equalization feo during the time when the republican conservatives had a strong majority in the house, the farm relief support is now regarded as adequate to over-ride the veto of almost any measure affecting the agricultural question. Plans, for New Bank at Rockwell Will Be Made . ROCKWELL, April 2.--A mass meeting will be held at 8 o'clock Friday night in the Legion hall to make plans for forming a new bank In Rockwell. The ; public has urged to attend this session. been Senator Morris offered to resign if the .president would sign the Muscle Shoals bill. Some way must be found to protect the executives from the temptations of tremendous bribes.--Washington Post, E A S T E R COATS Whether you have decided on a fur-trimmed coat, or the smart unfurred type to wear with · your own fur, you will find it here at less than you expected to have to pay. Spongy Woolens Solid Tweeds $' to »65 Two of the most important c o a t f a b r i c s of the spring season are s p o n g y woolens arid solid tweeds. Styles include collars made on scarf l i n e s , adjustable rever or j a b o t treatments -- collarless or fur-trimmed models. Printzess and Ekcomooi- coats offer the utmost in value, style, quality and long life. Eegular, large and half sizes. Be sure to see this collection at Merkel's before you make your decision. AI'Klli Z M 1«*JJ '--':':.. 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Dotted Swiss, handkerchief linen, voile, batiste, pongee, prints and crepes are some of the interesting fabrics. At §1.98 and $3.50. Real Marcaslto set in sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earringa and clip pins are very effective. But onyx, carnelian, rose quartz, chrysopraso, lapis and chalcedony are strong contenders. $1 and $1.50. Coral Jewelry for Easter say fashion authorities and here are chokers, fancy necklaces, ' bracelets and earrings at $1 to ?2.95. Slips must be fitted for the new dresses. Of pure dye French and flat crepes in tailored and lace trimmed models. $1.95 to §3.95. Combrazeres of rayon or glove silk, plain or lace trimmed, are made by Kickernick and are priced from S1.05 to $1.95. For the kiddies from 59c to $1.50. Hosiery is one of the most important items of all and is treated as such In this store. That's why such good makes as Holeproof and Phoenix are admitted to the exclusion of others. Vour Foundation Garment, whether it be a corsette, girdle or brasaiere, must be the right type and must be correctly fitted. Tho present mode demands this. You will be delighted with the garments and service at Merkel's. ' I ' .«i ' 8 I I 111

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