Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1948 · Page 8
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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, December 31, 1948
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Net Farm Income Declines tor First Time in Decade Ipwa Falls C.C. Plans Election To Vote on Directors and Merchant Bureau Iowa Falls—Nominations for 4 new members of the board of directors of the Iowa Falls Chamber of Commerce have been made. Ballots will be mailed to members in a few days, according to John Phillips, executive secretary. Ballots must be returned to the chamber office by Jan. 10, and will be counted at the board meeting Jan. 10. Nominations for directors for 3- year term are Kenneth Peterson, John Hart, I. C. Jensen, Gordon Collis, H. R. Cummings, L. G Apland, H. O. Warneke, O M Lumley. Nominations for 14 members of the Retail Merchants bureau include Clair Gray, B. E. Wagoner Willard Rucker, food; W. N. Roberts, Robert Hansen, Ray Swenson, hardware; Verne Sprout Mike Fischer, W. K. Armentrout clothing; Clayton Conner, Ear Kespoll, Rosie Sielaff, Alice Ma Henkel, barber and beauty shops John Franklin, Robert Knox, ap pliances; Anthony Roozen, Rny Haltom, furniture; George Mesick, Karl Mansdorfer, variety tores; R. C. Aborn. Robert Hron- k, drugs; A. E. Borland, A. E. Westbury, shoes; G. F. Chiquet, W. W. Baker, jewelry; Jack Locke, Verne Furrow, building material, 'wo will be named from each if the first 4 groups, and 1 from >ach of the others. Nominees for the fail fair board nclude Elmer Stockdale, George Mark, D. D. McNickle, Lloyd Roand, from rural districts; Paul I. Barker, Dave Steel, Glenn Ryan, A. E. Bprland, from town. Two rural and 2 urban members will elected. Mclntire Man, 92, Found 111 in Home Rlceville—George Borenz, 92, o Mclntire, is a patient in the Cit^ hospital here after being found in a semi-conscious condition at hi home. Neighbors had noticed n smoke was coming from the chim ney at his home, broke into th house and found him sufferin from shock and advanced age. A total of $7,000,000,000 is invested in telephone plant and equipment throughout the United States. MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY COMPLETE WITH DINNER AT LETO'S ITALIAN CAFE Corner 13th and Elm Drive Phone 1054 Open New Year's Eve and Xew Year's Night FILET M1GNON Served with Golden Brown French Fries — Italian Salad French Bread • Spaghetti . . . Ravioli . . . Chicken . . . Italian Spaghetti . . French Fried Shrimp Wright County Jurors Chosen January Term Opens at Clarion on Jan. 3 Clarion—Judge G. R. Hill will Dreside at the January term of .he Wright county district court which opens Jan. 3. The petit jurors who r\ave been ordered to appear Jan. 10 are: Mrs. Tom Henry, Mrs. E. R. Ehmke, Mrs. Ford Bunn, M. I. Robie, H. O. Salisbury, George Telford, Dale C. Dougherty, Miss Louise Linebarger, Richard Hoyt, Margaret Comstock, Myrtle Russell, Phyllis Clopton, Harriet Robson, Mabel Jerde, Neva Bruhl, Kenneth Severson, Tillie A. Hill, Anton Anderson and Florence Hahn, all of Clarion. James Johnson, Donald Johnson, Margaret Thorn, Emma Johnston E. H. Hartley, Maud Goranson, Joe Huibsch, Edith Kirkham , ' Alice Farmer, Edward J. Wanken, Mary Fjetland, Lena Nelson, Nellie Flower, H. E. Nelson, Russell Knutson and Lindsey MiUer, all'of Eagle Grove. Marlyrn Benson, Harry L. Larson, Dale Kessler, Nettie Milligan, Fred Gordon, Harve Peterson, Mattie Farmer, George Sharp, John Campbell, Herhard Gabrielson and A. E. Thompson, all of Belmond. Harry Martin, Herman Anderson, Minnie Quasdorf, Anna Schwieger and Mary Fibikar, all of Dows. Delia Ketchum, Louis Scheppler, and T. W. Blankenship, all of W. H. STACY PRIVATE PARTY ROOM Deluxe Dinners or a la Carte Open 5 P. M. DANCE AND ROMANCE at th* BEAUTIFU L NO. SHORE OF CLEAR LAKE IOWA'S .WONDER S HOWPLAC E FRI., DEC. 31 GALA NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL featuring the music of popular D E L It I,EE. This will be ex- cHinjr — free nolse- makers and favors lor all — Usher the New Year In at the beau- itful SURF. SAT., JAN. 1 Your SURF enjoy dance Iowa's m a £ ti i ficent invites you lo the romantic atmosphere of most beautiful showplace. If you don't dance, but merely like to listen to food music — come this Saturday. WAYNE PRINGLE SUN., JAN. 2 You've asked for him—and here he comes—for a fun packed Sunday eve. TOM OWEN and his band. Call Clear Lake 84 for your booth reservation. Gait. Loretta Robinson, Birdsall Carlson and Loren Mclntyre of Goldfield and F. C. Aldrich, John Lager and Esther Hadley of Rowan. The grand jurors who will serve for the year 1949 have been ordered to report Jan. 4. They are: R. W. Moe and George Bawn of Eagle Grove; Jesse Smith, Ray Stevens and Ed Lewis of Clarion; C. P. Luick and Galen Johnson of Belmond; Raymond Paine, Goldfield; W. G. Knox and Zeddie Rout, Dows; J. R. Groom, Rowan and Mason Doughten, "Woolstock. Farm Bureau in Butler to Begin Drive Allison—Over 200 Farm Bureau boosters representing every township in Butler county have been invited to attend the annual kickoff meeting and dinner which will launch the annual Farm Bureau membership drive on Jan. 3 at the Legion hall in Allison, according to Dale W. Nelson, Farm Bureau fieldman. Mr. Nelson also stated that Rollie Slotten of Oelwein will be he principal speaker for the evening, and that Faye Meade of Hampton, regional organization director of the Iowa Farm Bureau Expert Sees Group Action as Farm Need Ames — Community problems are solved by group action and not by individuals who sit back and complain, says W. H. Stacy, extension sociologist at Iowa State college. He points out that during the first months of ,1949, rural groups will have an excellent opportunity o meet for the purpose of tacking community problems. Favorable weather during the latter part of 1948 has permitted the completion of heavy seasonal farm work and given Iowa farmers a breathing spell. • Group action is the only way some problems can be handled, and such action succeeds because of 4 things that are done by people through organized effort according to Stacy. In group meetings people get better acquainted obtain needed information on problems, develop new leadership and have a voice in organizationa affairs. Slump in Spite of Huge Output Many Products Drop Below Parity Price Washington, (U.R)—If it were not for the tremendous increase in farm production, net income from farming probably would have dropped this month to the lowest point in 6 years. An agriculture department report snowed that farm prices by mid-December had tumbled 12.5 per cent below the record high set last January. At the same time- prices farmers pay for things they juy had dropped only 1.2 per cent :rom the record high last January Parity Ratio Falls As a result, the "parity ratio"— one of the statistical yardsticks for measuring the profit in farming— fell in mid-December to the lowes point since September, 1942. . The parity ratio is arrived at by dividing the average prices farm ers receive for their products b the average prices of things the buy. It does not necessarily reflec net farm incomes because it doe not take into account the amoun of products farmers are selling HERE and THERE Thompson—Mrs. Golden Combs' on, Pfc. Lyle Anthier, who ar- ived "home from Wichita Falls, Texas, accompanied by Miss Norma Pierce, left for Pipestone, Minn., where they will spend the holidays with relatives. Swaledale—Mrs. Minnie Ham- Iton and Millard were recent guests of relatives in Iowa Falls. Manly—Mr. and Mrs. Emil Wendt are at home following a trip to Detroit where they visited their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wendt. Aredale—Darwin and Warren Chester—Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bahr and baby of Rochester were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Anderson. .^ Bradford—Mrs. Lulu-vReed ol Hubbard and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Palmby and family of Waterloo were recent guests in the K. C. Rodgers home. Chester—Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Cray, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Reed and Mrs. Elizabeth Cray visited with Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Reed at Burr Oak. Alexander—Mrs. Charles Sproul and daughter Connie of Storm Mtio'n City Clob«-G«ietU, Mi»on City. to. Nashua-Ionia Road Finished Nashua — Work on the 5-mile Farm-to-Market road north of Ferguson's corner from Nashua to Ionia was completed this week, and will be open for traffic within the next 3 weeks. The work was started 2 months ago with 11 men, Schmidt and Hanson of Winfield, the contractors, with Paul Carruthers as foreman. Two bridges 24 by 24 feet were built at an approximate cost of $23,800. The grade will be completed with crushed rock in the spring. Ebling, Wilbur Dye and ^Donovan Lake were recent guests at the This varie considerably from yea to year depending on production. Farm output this year hit a record high. Even so, the agricul- < i f. | THE RITZ CLUB| Open to the Public New Year's Eve and New Year's Nite Open Sunday, 12 Noon Till 10 P. M. Ccsinie, Bobby, Bill, Liz, Red PORK AND PAT Extend to All of You A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year REMEMBER NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE TO KIT KATHANS DIXIELANDERS Man Sweeping Snow Has Fatal Stroke Riceville—Funeral services fo Guy Loper, 59, furniture dealer who died at his home Wednesda morning following a stroke, hav been tentatively set for Saturday Mr. Loper suffered a stroke Tues day evening while sweeping th snow off his car and lived till th following morning. He is survived by the widow, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Tederation, will the program. also assist with ture department has reported that net income this year—for the first time in a decade—will fall below the preceding year. The department said the "parity ratio" in mid-December was 109. 'his compares with 110 in mid- November and an all-time peak of 33 reached in October, 1946, vhen meat prices skyrocketed fter price controls were removed. (The parity ratio is equal to 100 uring the base period 1909-14. .^arity is the price at which sale f a specified amount of a commodity will return farmers the ame purchasing power it did in hat period.) Many Below Parity The prices of many farm products are far below parity and some are below the government's support price. This is true of corn. The government is required by aw to guarantee farmers an average price of $1.44 .a bushel for corn. But farmers averaged only $1.23 a bushel for mid-December. corn sold in The farmer gets benefit of price support for corn only by putting it under government loan. But farm storage facilities are inadequate for the huge crop and many farmers have been forced to ship huge quantities of corn to market. This has depressed prices. Here are the average prices farmers received for major commodities in mid-December, com- Musical numbers and entertainment will be furnished as part of the program. F. G. Wessel, county Farm Bureau president, says this meeting HOLD SKATING PARTY Hampton — Cub, Brownie and Girl and Boy Scout troops were to be guests of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs Thursday afternoon at a skating party at the roller rink on highway 65 south of Hampton. Bureau this year due to the great need for building and strengthening the Farm Bureau in Butler pared with the mid-December parity price for each: ACTUAL PRICE Wheat, bushel ....S2.05 Rye, bushel 1-47 Rice, bushel PARITY PRICE . $2.18 1.78 Corn, bushel !•-•' Cotton, Ib 20.03 cents Peanuts, Ib 10.5 cents Potatoes, bushel ... 1.51 Tobacco, type 31, H, 40.4 cents Hoes, 1UO Ibs 21.10 Beet cattle, 100 Ibs..20.5(1 Milk, 100 Ib 4.81 I,ive chickens, Ib. 30.7 cents Live turkeys, Ib. . 51.C cents reau piesmeui, 3djf=> un^ uiccv.n. & —o —----- — , will be one of the most important county, in the state of Iowa, and meetings held by the county Farm 1 in the United States. Celebrate NEW YEAR'S EVE Eggs, dozen B2.8 cents 1.5!) 30.63 cents 11.9 cents 1.83 48.4 centi 18.00 13.40 4.32 28.2 cents 35.G cents 64. 'A ceuts Worley motored to Pecos, Texas, to visit John Wallace. Garner—County Auditor Maynard Schoneman is planning to attend a meeting of the State Association of County Auditors at the Savery hotel in Des Moines Jan. 6. The meeting was called by Merrill Smith, Elkader, presi dent of the state association. Aredale—Mr. and Mrs. Oscar White entertained their children and their families at a Christmas dinner Sunday. Corwith—Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ellgin and 3 children visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Miller, at Waverly. Spillville — Mrs. Kathyrn Pechota fell on an icy sidewalk and broke her arm. Bradford—Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Johnson and family of Story City visited in the John Lehmann, Sr., home recently. Garner—Hancock County Engineer Charles F. Merlen. left Monday for Ames where he will attend the annual school of instruction for county engineers. Alexander—Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hensel drove to Nevada Sunday to spend the day with Mrs. Hensel's mother, Mrs. Mildred Dodd. Thompson—Mr. and Mrs. Donald Thomas, Grace and Faith, of Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, arrived Tuesday to visit until after Christmas with Donald's parents Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas. Aredale—Mr. and Mrs. Fred Groothius and Mrs. Minnie Groothius of Kesley were recen guests of John Groothius. Nashua—Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rich of Nashua are the parents of a daughter born on Sunday. Cresco—Charles Hass, Jr., student in Junior college at Pasadena, Cal., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hass, Sr., in Cresco. Bradford—Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kissinger and family of Melcher were Christmas guests of Mrs. Lee Miller, other relatives and friends. Geneva—Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Davenport, Mrs. Mary Davenport and Mrs. Edna Davenport \yere Christmas guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Davenport and family in Mason City. Bradford—Mrs. W. H. Halpenny of Des Moines was a recent guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Hushka. Chester—Lorraine Stevenson is home from Macalester college, St. Paul, to spend the holiday vacation home of Supt. and Mrs. E. E. Johnson. Chester—Mr. and ' Mrs. Robert Larson were holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Larson of Stewartville, Minn. Alexander — Christmas dinner guests at the Charlie Rector home were Sgt. and Mrs. Harold Coonradt and daughter of St. Joe, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Janssen and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rector. Corwith—H. W. Quebe ol Indianapolis, Ind., is visiting at the Charles Quebe home. Clarion—Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jacobson are the parents of a on, David Perry, born Dec. 27 t the Northfield, Minn., hospital. Miss Jacobson is the former Dorothy Hilton of Clarion. Alta Vista—Reynold Hentges VISIT IN WEST Kensett — Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Boyett of Kensett left the first of the week for Sacramento, Cal., where they will visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Boyett. They expect to attend the Rosa Bowl game on New Year's day. returned to Fort Dodge Monday after spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hentges. Cresco—Hugh A. Mclntosh of Big Lake, Minn., has arrived to spend the winter with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gleason. WHAT LUCK FOR BRAN EATERS! What's lucky about eating bran to help relieve constipation caused by lack of "bulk" food in your diet? Well, just try NABISCO 100% BRAN and find out! "Finer- milling" makes this bran naturally more gentle-acting. And finer flavor makes it a truly tempting breakfast dish! Ask for NABISCO 100% BRAN! (See a doctor if constipation continues.) TWO HORSES OVER 160! In the only breath'taking stunt of its kind, Lee Hendricks guides his two horses, the "FlyingTwins," over a new 160-horsepower Packard con' vertible in a Roman'jump, thrilling rodeo audiences across the country. (Camera fans note: picture taken at 1/6,000 of a second by strobe light). New 1949 Packard models now on display at H. & H. MOTORS 12 7th St. S. E. Phone 1489 at AVALON BALLROOM MANLY, IOWA Music By SCANDINAVIANS A real celebration in store for you at this Carnival Dance. Horns, Confetti, Balloons, Hats, Noisemakers of All Kinds. No iiemakers, Hats, Horns . . . barrels of fun FAMILY STYLE DINNERS EVERY SUNDAY Menu, Sunday, Jan 2 Roast Young Tom Turkey with Oyster Dressing Baked Virginia Ham Whipped Potatoes — Giblet Gravy Buttered Wax Beans — Creamed Cauliflower Salad Bowl Rolls Beverage lee Cream THE RITZ CLUB Celebrate New Year's Eve Skating at the ROLLERDROME Between Highways 106 and 18 one mile west of Mason City. Watch for the signs on both highways. Skating from 9 P. M. to 1 A. M. • HORNS • CONFETTI! • MUSIC • FUN!!! Bus Leaves Cerro Gordo Hotel at 8:45 and Returns at 1 A. M. NO SKATING NEW YEAR'S g AFTERNOON Skating As Usual After New Year Holiday. Berry to Be Tried Again for Murder Iowa Falls—Jack Berry, 33, who hes been confined in the criminally insane ward of the state reformatory at Anamosa since December, 1947, has been declared sane, according to word received by Don W. Barker, Hardin county attorney. Berry was charged with, first degree murder following the fatal shooting of his brother-in-law, Ernest Knott, 51, here June 26, 1947 At his trial here a jury in Hardin county district court decided he was insane and he was committed to the insane ward at Anamosa. , . t He was examined by the state board of psychiatry Nov. 9, found to be sane and the county attorney was so notified by Foss Davis, arden of the reformatory. Barker indicated that Berry will stand trial at the February term of district court on the original murder charge. The term is scheduled to open Feb. 7, Judge Sherwood A. Clock will preside. Plan Clinics on Better Milking Ames, (£*)—Iowa farmers will have an opportunity to study ways of economically producing high quality milk in a series of clinics to be held in 3'/ communities this winter. The Iowa State college extension service said it is sponsoring the meetings in co-operation with local agencies and others. The meeting schedule includes one at Cresco, Feb. 7; at Charles City, Feb. 8; at Decorah, Feb. 9; at. Postville, Feb. 10; and at Oelwein, Feb. 11. Phone 2 Pork Gilles Clear Lake, Iowa Skating Thursday Afternoons — Ladies Only Chartered Maaon City ^s leaves Cerro Gordo Hotel^ on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 7.30. Returns to hotel at closing; of rink, RU* leaves Cerro Gordo Hotel Sunday afternoon at 1:30 and returns at 4:30. No bus service Saturday afternoons. For Special Skating Parties Monday, Tuesday or Thursday . . . Call Clear Lake 841-J. II Hancock Board Will Hold Final Session Garner—Hancock county supervisors will hold their final session of the year at the courthouse Friday at which time they will request an accounting from the various offices. The courthouse will bo closed all dav on New Years •- ^ we G. HEILEMAN BREWING CO Caaer Ask for the 8-oz. Junior Bottle America's Quality Beer for 98 Years Distributed by C. J. MOTT - «" So. Washington Ave., Ph. Ut 194*. ;. Hrilrntm ing Co., |l,«Crop»r,

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