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The Decatur Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois • Page 34

The Decatur Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois • Page 34

Decatur, Illinois
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Thursday, November 1, 193 THE DECATUR REVIEW EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY HEADLINERS AT I. L. A. CONFERENCE SESSIONS Prison Term Is Propose Million Dollar Fund For State Book Drive Mercury Dips To Season's Lowest Mark of 30 Above Decatur had its second taste of freezing weather for the season Thursday morning as the Herald and Review thermometer skidded down to 30 degrees, the coldest thus far for the pre-winter period. The approach of the colder temperature was heralded by a stiff breeze out of the northwest Wednesday afternoon that brought cloudy skies and a trace of rain that might have been snow drops had the mercury been just a bit lower. There was little relief offered in the sunshine and clear skies of Thursday morning and by noon the mercury had only risen five points to 35 degrees. Bookworms children's section this morning; C. H. Compton, president of the American Library association and P. L. Windsor, director of the University of Illinois library school and nominee for next year's president of the association. Herald and Review Photo. Prominent in Thursday sessions of the Illinois Library association are, left to right, Mrs. A. W. Jenkisson, Lake Bluff, who presided at the trustees section; Miss Gertrude Morse, Evanston, chairman of the Fight "Thrill" Books Librarians Told Five Million Copies of Cheap Novels Sold Annually to Children. Tavern Keepers Pay $8,012 For City Licenses All But Two Liquo, Dealers Renew Permiuj Distributors Delay Fei Instalments. Decatur retail liquor dealer hV( paid the city a total of $8,01250 in the last few days in feeg for censes to operate for the- gw half of the city's fiscal year thai started today. All but two of the dealers thai operated in the first half 0f thi year renewed their licenses befon the time limit last night set by tin local liquor commission and nom was refused permission to oper this morning. There were 54 a censes issued by City Clerk Jeroau Heger. The two not taking out new H. censes announced to Clerk Hgei their intentions of going out of the business. They are Troy Evam 130 Merchant street, and C. 11 Straughn, 151 South Water street Distributors Delay Fees. Wholesale distributors who held retail licenses for the first half of the year have not renewed for the second half. Refusal of the citv to comply with a request for a reduction in the beer retail license is given as the cause for failure to renew. Appeal was made to the council by the distributors a week ago to make the retail license fee for beer sales by distributors the same a that paid by retail dealers, which is $100. The council members were opposed to this when it was discussed with representatives of the distributors, but tossed it into the lap of the local liquor commission for a recommendation of actiot that should be taken. Council Must Decide. The commission promptly tossed it back to the council with word that it was a matter for the council to decide since it affected city revenue. "By tacit consent the council is doing nothing about it," Mayor Smith said today, adding that the chances for the reduction are slim This does not affect the wholesale business of the distributors. Their license for this phase of their business is secured from the state. The only license required of them by the cit3' government is for retail operations. The distributors use their retail license for the sale of case and keg lots of beer to individuals. Gasoline Sale Suit Dismissed Station Attendant Fined for Violation of Con tainer Rules. Ira Matheny. charged with seeing gasoline in an improper container, pleaded guilty in Justice F. Paine's court Wednesday afternoon and was fined S10 and costs. The case of William Mulligan charged with the same offense, was continued one week. The raeL had been arrested on complaint of Deputy Fire Marshal Tom Abrams. The civil suit in which the eft asked $50 damages from Andre Hassman for selling larger quinU-ties of gasoline to customers than the regulations permit, was dismissed in Justice E. E. Gray's court Wednesday afternoon. City Regulations. In looking closer at the State's Attorney A. O. Frazie: found that it provides for a civil suit for damages "except in cases where the sale and storage of gasoline is regulated by city ordinance." Decatur has an ordinance covering the matter, hence the dismissal. Proceedings may be instituted against Mr. Hassman unaer the criminal section. Mont Cundiff, charged in two warrants with selling liquor receiving stolen property, wa.yed preliminary hearing before Jutice H. F. Paine Wednesday afternoon and was bound over to the grand jurv. Elmer Fedora, charged with ca. rying a concealed weapon, a' waived preliminary hearing an was bound over to the grand jur-Sent Back to Frison. The case of Russell Hays, charged with receiving stolen propen was dismissed. He has been back to the penitentiary as a role violator. No one appeared to prosecute fred McGinnis. charged with n. cious destruction of property. the case against him was dislr The case against Walter Campbell, charged with making threa. was also dismissed for want prosecution. Thee cases were continues i another week: Howard Robb. inc threats; Frank Spicer. with a deadly weapon, and ence E. High, charged with maK- threats. Christian Republicans Slate Rural Meeting By Slatf Correspcndfnl TAYLORVILLE Christian cou ty Republicans, conducting 1'- door-to-door campaign this will present the arious covhk candidates at one ot uit" of mral meetings at 7:30 P- m. cheo'- ti ih noucilas sen i Johnson township. County man A. C. Etchison. Assumpt 1 said Wednesday. Karavas' Only Homeland Hope Sentence of Greek Here May Pave Way for Deportation; Long His Chief Desire. Through a penitentiary sentence passed on nim mursuaj court, Theodore Karavas, 43, an illiterate alien may see fulfilled his desire to return to his native Greece. In 21 years that he had lived in the. United States, he has had a record so free from police record that the federal government could find no cause justifying his deportation, before sentence was passed. About two years ago, Karavas was working in the Mentis pool room. He was duped into aiding a thief to enter the place at night to steal money. The thief took the money and left Karavas to tane the blame. He pleaded guilty and was admitted to probation. Wounded By Police. Several months ago he was discovered attempting to break in a sandwich shop, and as he ran was shot and wounded by police. This constituted a violation of probation. E. U. McDonald, adult probation officer, learned Karavas wished to return to his native land and attempted to get a deportation order from the government. Investiga tion disclosed that for almost 20 years, Karavas lived in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois without any trou- ble that reached police court ex cept a fight he had with a fellow employ 18 vears ago, for which he was fined $9. Railroad Section Hand. He worked as a railway section hand in Decatur for 12 years, then in the period of unemployment be came destitute and depended upon the charity of other Decatur resi dents who came here from Greece. He is unable to read or write, either Greek or English, his ability to gain an education thwarted by an accidental injury to his head while he was a child. Probation Officer McDonald said he believes the indeterminate pen itentiary' sentence imposed by Judge Charles Y. Miller will pave the way for deportation, and that Karavas will have to serve onlv a few months of the sentence before he will be able to return to his native land. Deportation Only Way. Acquaintances of the prisoner in Decatur were ready to furnish mon ey for his return to Greece, but under Greek law, it was explained by Defense Counsel S. Everett Wil son, Greek officials would refuse to admit him, unless he carried affi davits of good character signed by friends in Decatur. Because of his recent police record, such affidav its could not be provided. But, under the penitentiarv sentence, the United States government can order deportation, and the Greek nation will co-operate. News Briefs FINISH PAVILION STONE-WORK Stone work on the new pavilion in lorrence Dark will be rninniot ed in about a week and work then wiij be started on the roof that will take another week for com piction, according to Joe Frazier parK superintendent. When th project is finished, start will made on the stone work of the ne pavilion in Johns Hill Park. SEEKS TAVERN PERMIT Request bv H. A. Hitrar to the city council for permission to operate a dine and dance place at 606-612 West King street was referred to Commissioner Tom Mo: an and Chief of Police Ed Wills today. SIGN DOYLE APPOINTMENT President Roosevelt has signed the recommendation for appointment of Representative Howard Doyle as assistant U. S. district attorney at Springfield, according to word from Washington. When U. S. Attorney General Homer S. Cum-mings has sicned it. the annnint. ment will be made. Cummings is out of Washington but is expected to return at the end of the week. ASK GUN FOR WATCHMAN Request for a permit for Its night watchman, Grover C. White to cany a gun in the store from 5:30 p. m. until 8 a. was made to the city council today by Stewart Dry Goods company. It was referred to Mayor Smith and Chief of Police Ed Wills. City PWA Request Sent to Washington Fifteen Sets of Pnpers Tell Story of Repaying Projects. Application for payment of the PWA grant made on seven street improvement projects carried out in Decatur this ummer and fall, was mailed to Washington today by Corporation Counsel W. J. Carey. Fifteen sets of papers had to accompany the application showing that the projects are completed, that all labor and material costs have been paid and legal details executed. Though the actual amount the government will pay the city on the grant is not known, it is estimated that it will be about $34,000 or 30 per cent of the actual labor and material costs. Total cost of the projects, including court costs, advertising and engineering fees is about $130,000. Illinois Librarians May Ask Legislature to Finance Huge Reading Program. By CARMEN WEIR Appropriation of one million dol lars for the state department to ex tend library service to rural and creation of a uruaii 000 emergency book fund and a certification law for librarians were proposed at the Thursday morning session of the Illinois State Library association conference. To State Legislature The association was to vote this afternoon on whether or not the proposed legislation will be presented to the general assembly. The bills were introduced in the trustees action bv Michael F. Gallagher, Chicago, "chairman of the legislative committee, who with the planning board compiled the recommendations in a meeting Tuesday afternoon. The planning board is composed of P. L. Windsor. University of Illinois, chairman; Ida F. Wright, Evanston: Effie Lansden, Cairo; Bella Steuernagel. Bellville: Jane Hubbell, Rockford: Earl Browning. Peoria: Alice Williams. Moline: Charlotte Ryan. Jackson ille Martha Wilson. Springfield Carl B. Roden. Chicago: Mrs. M. L. Purvin. Chicago: Mrs. Paul G. Burt, Hinsdale, and Mr. Gallagher. For Stat Library Fund The million dollar fund will be appropriated for the library extension division of the state library until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next regular session of the general assembly "for the purpose of further extending and maintaining a system of library service for all people in Illinois living in rural and urban communities that do not I- liKpariDB Ct nUW IliHC ll launi- the end that they shall enjoy a rree opportunity to secure through books wholesome recreation and stimulating sources- for self-education." Emergency Book Fund The proposed S300.000 emergency book fund would be allocated for distribution through libraries or boards "to purchase books or periodicals to offset the drastic reduc tion in library collections caused by unprecedented use during the depression and inability to buy books because of increased demands." A certification law for librarians would apply only to new appointees and was devised to create "the highest type of working personnel" for future library service. Discuss School Needs School a-nd library co-operation were one of the major subjects discussed before the trustees' section, one of four groups holding round table conferences this morning. C. H. Compton. president of the American Library' association, substituting for Arnold Miles of Chicago, spoke on "Responsibilities of a trustee." "Contributions trustees have made to the library program cannot be overestimated," he said. "Good mayors or bad mayors usually appoint the highest type citizens to library boards and this has become a tradition of greatest value to library boards. Trustees have been valuable locally but libraries have probably failed in enlisting their help in national library matters. National Library Plan. "The American Library association is now embarking on a national plan which will be futile unless we have the aid of the trustees. With the aid of trustees and other friends it will be a success. "The present trend is for a reduction of the real estate tax upon which libraries depend for their support. Trustees must consider this trend and be foresighted enough that libraries may have adequate support from other sources of revenue." Mr. Compton referred to a recent study of the library in relation to the government recently made by Dr. Carleton B. Joeckes of the library school of the University of Michigan to be published by the University of Chicago. This gives special attention to the library-board and to the question of whether or not it is the best form of library government. Mr. Compton asserted, in speaking on the proposed certification law. that libraries should have cer- tificetion for protection "the same as doctors, lawyers or Outlines School Method. Mrs. Paul Burt, Hinsdale, chair man of the children's reading and library service of the Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers. speaking at the trustees section on "School and Library Co-operation," declared that "the question is not so much how school library service is best administered but how a modicum of it may be secured for all the children in face of stupend ous financial difficulties plus the add id obligations of adult educa tion and leisure Mrs. Burt outlined the co-opera lion plan between schools and the library in Hinsdale which has been In progress for five years. "The agreement of the school board and library board includes an ap propriation of funds by the school board for books, turned over to the library board, transportation of the class room collections and responsibility for servicing the junior high branch library and loss of all books in the schools." she said. "The li brary assumes all other costs and Three hundred fifty delegates to the Illinois State Library association conference have registered. There are 100 visitors. Among important library figures attending the conference is Carl H. Milam. Chicago, executive secre tnry of the American Library association. Miss Emily V. D. Miller, In charge of publications for the American Library association, is a conference visitor. Another A. L. A. representative is Miss Grace Estes of the division of public libraries, Chicago. Move "Cocktail Corner." In deference to the dignity of librarians, the sign "Cocktail Corner" was removed from the Hotei Orlando dining room when the trustees' section met there this morning. The room was so crowded that some of the members sat on stools and rested their elbows on the deserted bar. Father August Reyling. librarian of Quincy college, Quincy, Is attending the conference. A number of sisters from the state university library school, are also at the sessions. Former Decatur Librarians. Former Decatur librarians attending the conference include Miss Ann Boyd of the University of Illinois library school children's library: Miss Rebecca Ditto, librarian at La Grange: Miss Mary LaRue. Springfield and Miss Es-tella Bryant, now engaged on a recataloging project at Lincoln. Miss Lucy Curtis of the library school of the University of Wisconsin, is attending the conference. She is also visiting her former schoolmate. Miss Mabel Wayne of the Decatur librarv. Miss Esther Dixon, of the special membership division of the A. L. A. is prominent on the conference program. Guests will be seated at 30 tables of 10 each for the conference dinner tonight. Each table will have a hostess. CONTINUE SMOKE CASE The case of the citv against Jo seph Janes of the Peacock clean ing establishment. 153 South Jas per street, charging a smoke nuisance, was continued by Justice H. F. Paine Thursday for a week. The arrest was made some time ago on complaint of neighbors. News From the Sick Mrs. H. W. Bayne. 235 West North street, has been seriously ill since Monday. Boy Hudson, 460 North Water street, who has been confined to his bed for the last week with influenza, was slightly improved Thursday. complete administration, operating the junior high library as a branch under the supervision of a teacher with student assistants." Create Reading Desire. R. D. Shanesy, trustee of the Evanston library board, declared that libraries have naught to do with the problem of use for leisure time save as it concerns education. "We must not only supply the demand for reading, we must also feed it," he said. "If we can inculcate in the adolescent the desire for we will have met the demand for education. Then the leisure time will take care of itself." College and reference librarians heard Paul M. Angle of the Illinois state historical library speak on "Some Illinois Figures in the Dictionary of American Biography;" Miss Nell Signor of Urbana on League of Nations publications; P. L. Windsor of Urbana on a union list of newspapers: Miss Cora Hen-dee of Highland Park on the local history collection in her library and Miss Alemia Krieg of Urbana on research on early Illinois imprints. Four Groups Meet. The four sectional groups met for group luncheons this noon in the St. Nicholas hotel. At the afternoon session W. C. Chynoweth, Decatur, state representative, was scheduled to speak on "Equalizing Rural and Urban Library Service." Other speakers on the subject are D. E. Lindstrom, rural sociologist at the University of Illinois and Miss Edna Walls, specialist In child care and training at the state university. Earl Browning of Peoria will talk on regional libraries and Mr. Gallagher will continue discussion of proposed library bills. Inspect Millikin Library. At 4:30 p. m. there will be a tour of the O. B. Gorin library at Millikin university, conducted by Miss Eugenia Allin. concluding with a tea given by Millikin Dames. More than 300 will attend the annua) conference dinner at 7 to night in Hotel Orlando. Secretary of State Edward J. Hughes will in troduce the speaker, Lyman Bry- son of Columbia university, whose subject is "Is Thinking Recreation?" The final session will be con ducted Friday morning at Millikin with introduction of resolutions and election of officers. Evanston will present an invitation to be the host city for the 1935 conference. Brick Industry Has High Hopes tion Produces Optimistic Tones; Report Business Good Here. Leaders of the clay products in dustry of the country feel that America is entering upon one of the biggest building eras in its history, effects of which will be definitely felt in 1935, according to C. F. Mattes, manager of the Decatur Brick Manufacturing company. This sentiment, he said, was expressed in a convention of the industry in Chicago, where he attended as a director of the Face Brick association and of the Paving Brick association. "And that feeling is not built up on guesses, Mr. Mattes says. "Though our meeting was to dis-uss the code, we talked about building conditions and we had surveys at hand that had been made by experts. Statistics presented to us had been carefully and reliably gathered in all parts of the country. "It was definitely established by these surveys in all branches of the buildine industry that this country is decidedly not overbuilt. There is room for a lot of new construction. The renovation and modernization program under the federal housing administration has started the building movement in a big way. Title 2 of the act will carry it forward into a bigger movement, and, I believe, will lift us out of the depression." Mr. Mattes says that the business of his company is far ahead of what it was at this time last year. A big order of bricks to be used in construction of an apartment house in St. Louis has just been received. There are a number of projects in prospect to give the plant a fair business during the winter. For the' purpose of code administration the four associations into which the clay products industry-has been divided are to be consolidated into one known as Structural Clay Products, Inc. It will have two branches, one for code administration, located in Cleveland, and the other for promotion of the use of clay building products, that will be located in Washington, D. C. "Anyone who thinks the codes are going to be discontinued is mistaken," Mr. Mattes says. "We were emphatically informed in our meeting that NRA will not be discontinued before June 1935, and probably not then. Plans are being whipped into shape now for more rigid enforcement under the compliance board. Our industry approves the code and wants to see it enforced." Woare Heads Group On Housing Extension Seeks Sentiment of Industry on Continuing Campaign. E. M. Woare of the Decatur Brick Manufacturing Company was named today by Robert I Hunt, chairman of the executive committee of the Decatur Better Housing campaign, as chairman of a sub-committee to seek finances to carry on the housing exhibit and the general campaign for another six months as suggested by the executive committee after a meeting Wednesday. Delegated to Mr. Woare is the task of drawing up a budget of expense for continuing the campaign until spring and devising a financing program to meet the budget. Both are to be submitted to a meeting of business executives in the near future to see if the suggestion for continuance of the cam paign meets with approval of the building trades businesses. Bits of News In Today's Want Ads Abstract of title lost, Well located cafe. Dental service for printing. New farm radio. Cider, 19c gallon. Family washings wanted. Cash for shotguns. Fireplace wood. Conservative farm loans. Auto license service. Bids On Boiler Repair Nov. 26 City Council Announces Date for Letting on Waterworks Project. Bids for the contract to make the improvements to the city waterworks boiler room will be opened by the city council on Nov. 26, according to a resolution passed by the council today. Award of the contract probably will not be made until Nov. 30, or in the first week of December and construction is expected to start by the middle or latter part of December. Cost Near $95,000. After the bids are opened they have to be sent to the Illinois state public works engineer for approval and it is expected that four or five days will elapse before this approval is forthcoming. The engineer's estimate on cost of construction on the project is 558,000, and that and court costs, advertising and engineering fees are expected to bring the total to approximately $95,000, the figure on which the request of a grant for $27,000 of PWA funds is based. Tlans at Clerks Office. Plans and specifications for the project will be available at the city clerk's office and contractors will be required to deposit $10 for t.ach set taken out. If the plans and specifications are returned after the letting in good shape, half of the deposit fee will be refunded. DeMolay Mothers In State Meeting Sunday Plan Organization At Farley In Masonic Temple. DeMolay mothers from chapters all over Illinois will attend a meeting in the Masonic temple Sunday as guests cf Jerome R. Gorin chapter, to complete plans for organization of a state DeMolay mothers' circle. The Illinois grand chapter, Order of DeMolay will meet at the same time in the temple for their regular bi-monthly meeting under the direction of Harold Brintlingor, state master councilor. The meeting will open with an address of welcome by Mrs. W. H. McKeown, president of the Decatur chapter, following her introduction by Mrs. O. C. Sandberg, also of Decatur. Mrs. Paul Swank of Springfield will then be introduced and will act as chairman for the day. Mrs. Swank, Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. R. J. Beilsmith of Decatur will address the group. A noon luncheon will be served in the temple. Asks Ruling to Force Survey of Cemeteries State's Attorney Requested To Give, Opinion of Work. W. D. Moffett, Macon county surveyor, Wednesday sought assistance of State's Atty. Arthur O. Fra-zier to compel the county hoard to complete a survey of cemeteries in the county at an of approximately $1,200 in fees to the surveyor. Mr. Moffett does not receive a regular salary. The state's attorney was asked for an opinion on whether or not statute providing for cemetery surveys is mandatory upon the supervisors, and whether the new budget statute will permit paying the fees from a contingent fund appropriation of $3,000 in the county budget adopted in September. The statute providing for surveys was passed in under sponsorship of veterans' organizations. Mr. Moffett completed a survey of Decatur cemeteries, for which he has been paid $582. There are 30 small cemeteries in the county remaining unsurveyed, and Moffett estimated the expense to finish the job would average $40 a Urging a battle to abolish "50-cent thrillers." successors of the dime novel, Hope White, Moline. presented an expose of these "devices of Satan" in the' children's section of the Illinois Library association conference in the Hotel Orlando this morning. In describing the growth of the 50 cent juveniles, Miss Wrhite reviewed "For It was Indeed He," an article which appeared in the April issue of Fortune magazine for this year. Must Act As Reformers. "Among the various roles of a children's librarian is that of the reformer and even now after 30 years of reforming we are still pioneering in this field," said Miss White. "There are sold annually in this country about five million copies of 50-cent juveniles which account for 20 per cent of the total juvenile fiction sale. The best seller of all times is Tom Swift with a total sale of 6.500.000 copies of the 36 volumes in the series. Nor have the Rover Boys done so badly with five million copies of their 30 volumes sold up to 1930. "The Jungle Boy." "The more recent of the 50 cent best sellers are 'Bomba, the Jungle Boy' and the Nancy Drew mystery series, so concocted as to keep up the reading taste of the public and to sustain the interest of the 14 and 15-years-old. Bomba is the adolescent Tarzan and Nancy Drew the youthful and feminine Philo Vance "One man wrote or conceived for others to write more than SOO books of this type. That same gentleman holds the all time record for quantity production of one man's work, not even excepting Harold Bell Wright. This arch-fiend was none other than Edward Stratemeyer. Publishers' Profits. "There are three publishers in this country who are of great help to Satan, namely Grosset Dun-lap, Cupples Leon and the A. L. Burt Co. Just how much money they make is their secret but it is estimated that 15 to 20 cents goes to the retailer as profit; three to five cents royalty to the writer or the producing syndicate; seven to 12 cents allowance for overhead; three to five cents profit for the publisher and 13 to 17 cents cost ot manufacture. Each addition must sell about 7,500 copies to make money. Deadwood Dick Descendant. "The 50-cnter is a direct de-scendent of. the dime novel which was first issued in 1860 and which enjoyed widespread popularity in the 80's and 90's when Nick Carter and Deadwood Dick were national heroes. In 1896 Street and Smith, brought out the first dime novel for boys. It was "Frank Mer-riwell or First Days at Fardale" written by William Gilbert Patten. Books about this first boy hero sold for five cents (most dime novels did) so he bore the stigma of the dime -novel hero and was frowned upon by worthy parents of the great middle class who "appraised literature by what it cost Glorified "Dime Novel." "It remained for Edward Stratemeyer to remove this stigma, not by writing any different kind ot story, but by putting his dime novel in board covers and raising the price. His first -boys' serials. The Old Glory series and the first of The Rover Boys sold from 25 cents to one dollar. "Edward Stratemeyer was nurtured as a boy on success stories of Horatio Alger and the dime novel. He never went to college or preparatory school. His first Rtory was written on a piece of brown wrapping paper in between waiting on customers in his brother's tobacco store." Grows to Huge Business. Mies White described Stratemey-er's progress from the time he sold his first story for $75, through the organization of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a group of 20 hired hack writers who filled in stories for the plots outlined by Stratemeyer and signed whatever name the master assigned to them, to his death in 1930 when he left an estate worth a million dollars. His two daughters now carry on his business. Miss White referred also to Garis, formerly Stratemeyer's "right hand man," on the way also to becoming a syndicate. She credited Franklin K. Mathiews. chief librarian of the Boy Scout of Amer ica, with the attempt to stem the "onrushing tide of 50 centers." He presented to publishers of the 50 centers a list of acceptable juveniles, suggesting that they could be sold as profitably as the thrillers and offered support with a Safety First Book Week sponsored by Boy Scouts. The plan was accepted, over two million copies were sold and other publishers began to issue similar collections. Farm Benefit Total $187,000 Corrections for 130 Corn-Hog Contracts to Release $15,000. Macon county farmers have actually received $187,092 in checks from the federal government on their corn-hog contracts and between $15,000 and $20,000 more is expected soon. There are about 130 contracts on which corrections had to be made and others that were late in being mailed to Washington for one reason and another that settlement is still to be made on. Hold Up Some Of the $187,000, there was paid to farmers holding contracts to reduce their corn acreage alone and $73,221.95 on hog contracts alone. Of the contracts on which money is still due, 65 are held up for correction and an pqual number were not forwarded until in September. Garment Salesmen Find Business Fair Await End of Election for Start of Spring Orders. Traveling men for the garment industry in Decatur, showing samples of their spring lines in the middle west, report fair business, with indications that after elections spring orders will be of good volume. Many of the traveling men have been in Decatur recently to attend company conferences and to look over the new linrs. Prices Uncertain. One concern has a line of samples for holiday sales already on the road and reports considerable business for immediate delivery. Prices for clothes appear to be fairly stable, with no immediate indications of higher prices. Some lines even are being quoted at slight declines. "If you buy heavily for the spring cutting you may be sorry," said one manufacturer, who had just returned from New York. "On the other hand, if you don't buy you may be even more sorry. Most of us are doing the middle of the road act." Manufacturing of stock foi spring delivery, not yet underway, will start as soon as early orders indicate the volume of business to be expected. CHICKEN FRY" AT MACON Members of St. Stnnislau's Catholic church in Macon will give a chicken fry Sunday in the Macon high school. Serving will begin at 4 p.

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