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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1949, Mason City, Iowa City GlobeGxett Slump Noted in Iowa Business Iowa City Important barom eter of lov a business conditions show a decline for the first quar ter of 1949 compared with the same period in 1948 according to the Iowa trends section of the May issue of the Iowa Business Digest a State University of Iowa publi cation Bank debits in 11 Iowa cities dropped 13 per cent in the first quarter of 1949 The greatest de cline came in January with a 192 per cent drop followed by a 14 per cent decrease in February and a 5 per cent decline in March Department store sales in the state as a whole were 43 per cent lower in the first quarter of 1949 than in the first 3 months of 1948 They were off 82 per cent in Jan uary 12 per cent in February and 32 per cent in March of 1949 as compared with the same months a year earlier Easter coming in March 1948 and in April this year may account for the decrease in department store sales in March of 1949 A 3 months comparison of de partment store sales in 1948 and 1949 shows a decline of 107 per cent in Davenport a 37 per cent decrease in Des Moines and a drop of 125 per cent in the TriCities of Davenport and Rock Island and Moline in Illinois A comparison of sales and use ax collections in Iowa shows an increase of 147 per cent in 1948 over 1947 However there was a gradual decrease in the amount of gam throughout 1948 By quarters the rate of increase declined from a high of 225 per cent for the first quarter to 81 per cent for the lourth quarter of 1948 Switchman Seeks in Suit Charles P Vir chow of Charles City has filed a suit in district court at Dubuque against the Charles City Western Railway Co of Charles City alleging that he svas injured while working as a switchman in the company yards Virchow was attempting to couple 2 freight cars when one of them moved pinning him against the other and injuring his spine according to reports of the accident here The accident occurred Feb 11 in the Olivers Charles City Western yards Nashua Women Hurt When Car Overturns Charles Ligget of suffered a broken shoul der blade and broken ribs when the car in which she was riding driven by Mrs Homer Lucas of Nashua struck loose gravel on the Rockford road southwest of Charles City and overturned Mrs Lucas and the other occupants the car Mrs Arthur Campbell and Mrs Dale Coates of Nashua escaped with bruises and shock They were on their way to a WSCS meeting at Rockford when the ac cident happened Queen Nominated Charles City Angela Marie Bryant daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarence Bryant route 1 was chosen Friday as the nominee of Immaculate Conception Catholic school for selection as this years Jamboree queen Miss Bryant the 6th nomination for queen received to date is a 17 year old senior at 1 C The queen candidates wijl be gin having their photographs tak en next week Ronald Albaugh Junior Chamber of Commerce queen contest chairman said Sat urday Photos will be sent to Movie Star Bing Crosby who will select the queen Paper bags are now used for packing more than 60 per cent of all bakery flour How To Stop Corns t Its Coming THE GREATEST OF ALL SALES End Pain Instantly Do as millions now do nnd youU never hiive corns Atfirst sign of sore too from new or ticlit shoes protect them with Dr Scholla Pnin ends nnd corna are etouped before they can develop But if you linve cocoa these aoft soothing cushioning pads will relieve your pain in seconds Used with the separate Medications included speedily remove corns Get thia fatnoua relief of Dr Scholla todnyl DrScholls linopads For CORNS CALLOUSES BUNIONS ever held in Mason City Northern Iowas and Southern Minnesotas Largest Furniture Store in Mason City when you smoke PHILIP MORRIS Thats the Reason Over 2 MILLIOH MOM Smokers SWITCHED to PHILIP MORRIS WAIT WATCH For This SUPER SALE Guaranteed SAVINGS Up to 50 and More DRASTIC REDUCTIONS ON EVERYTHING on nationally advertised fair trade price ONE DAY SALE FURNITURE READYTOWEAR RUGSCARPETS ELEC APPLIANCES MENS CLOTHING HOUSEWARES JLop ranking doctors and throat specialists actually suggest PHILIP MORRIS in casei of irritation due to smoking Find out what a difference it makes a pleasure it Is no smoke Americas FINEST Cigarette Try a pack of PHILIP MORRIS today I YOULL BE GLAD TOMORROW YOU SMOKED PHILIP MORRIS TODAY than any other leading brand NO OTHER CIGARETTE CAN MAKE THAT STATEMENT JEWELRY DraperyCurtains CALL FOR W SMOKED PHILIP MORRIS TODAY PHILIP MORRIS WATCH This Mason City GlobeGazette For Additional News For Wolf Day WOLF SONS ;