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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 29, 1927, Mason City, Iowa TWO MASQN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE 1927 uild Invest and Trade in Mason City With the Following Progressive Firms Bigger Cities Are Built First by Their Own People WE KNOW THE GAME 534 E State Phone Service Prices THOMPSONDEAN CO Phone 217 Red Ball Transportation PHONE 174 15 2ND STREET S W Busses to all points on Courteous Help Phone us ior schedule AMBULANCE TELEPHONES 51t2485 Clias E Snipps 10J Third Street Harvey B Major STARTED STORE 29 YEARS AGO ThompsonDean Oldest in City Started by L S Thompson The ThompsonDean 121 North Federal avenue tho oldest gro cery store in the city was founded years ago by L S Thompson Since then it has undergone a continual growth Several years after the store was started Mr Thompson was joined by Waiter A Dean who up to that time operated a grocery store where the WoodrutC shoe storo now is Later George OXeil joined the com pany and the concern was in corporated as the ThompsonDean company In 1314 Mr Dean sold out ills Interest and the following year Charles Pearce joined the organiza tion remaining with it until liis death Barrett Brothers who operate a grocery store in the Delaware build ing1 wore associated with tho Thomp sonDean concern jfar a number of years selling out when they opened their own establishment In 1925 Fred Wilson and Harold Marshall joined tthe organization At present Mr Thompson is presi dent of the company and Mr OJfeil secretary and treasurer With the owners tho now has 10 cm ploycs The leading line of guods handled by the store is the Batavia brand sold by the Sjrague Warner company of regarded the largest wholesale house in the world alt sc KlassyKleaners Install Boiler in East State Plant Among the new improvements being added to the plant of Smiths Klassy Klcahers 534 Bast Stute street is the i Exploding of a Myth A myth laid off one million American workmen last winter and kept out of circulation threequarters a billion dollars Because of this myth one of the major ilia of our economic system has flourished un heeded by the public which pays the bill The myth Is that building activity must be governed by the thermometer Did you ever consider how your own decisions in relation to building large or small might affect business Acceptance of the winter building bogey has caused an annual depression not only in the building trades but in all business connected directly or otherwise with building Labor sutlers demand for building supplies drops money involved in building projectsis stagnant And since the buying power of millions is thereby reduced the the butcher and the baker see business slump Building is our second largest industry For three successive years its value has exceeded a total of five billion dollars Authoritative figures indicate that the average monthly volume of construction during Novem ber December January and February is but half the monthly volumo for tho remainder of the year The average monthly decrease in construction amounts to TVhy should we deprive oureplves of full enjoyment of our resources iind definitely handicap the prosperous functioning of our entire industrial organization Every competent contractor and builder knows now that construction can be canled on in winter at a negligible increase in cost and with the sanle assurance ofquality as in summer This is knowledge born ot actual practical theory The thermometer myth has been exploded Winter building means that 1 The individual who plans a home or store or garage enjoys earlier completion and oectipancy i avoids summer scarcity of labor and materials and brings closer the day when he pays rent only to himself 2 The contractor reduces overhead keeps his crews intact and pays only normal wages thereby earning a uniform rate of profit S The builder of large office and apartment buildings meets the sprins demand for new quarters and hastens the receipt of tangible returns on capital invested 4 Municipalities and other governmental groups proceed with im proVements on an uninterrupted schedule and thereby stabilize local G Labor benefits by allyear employment yielding a steady income and by elimination of the need lor a secondary trade C General business profits in that money which would otherwise ro main idle continues in circulation and the buying power of individuals is maintained It ia a historical fact period industrial prosperity has been directly preceded and accompanied by a strong demand for con every depression has followed closely on the heels of a building slump On a reduced scale seasonal idleness in building exerts a similar influence on business conditions For Oils reason if for no other it is a matter of national concern BUILDING BAINS JN SEPTEMBER Has 58 Per Cent Increase Over August in Iowa 1 Says Report Iowa had worth of con tracts Cor new construction work dur ing according to F AV Dodge Corporation Last months total ghowed an increase of 58 per cent over the amount reported in tho preceding month and was 22 per cent ahead of the September 1920 total Included in the September building record for this state were the follow ing important classes of work or61 per cent oC all con I struction for public works and utili ties or 11 peicent for resi dential buildings and or 10 per cent for industrial plants Building and engineering werk started in this state since tho first of this year has reached a total of as compared with for tho corresponding period of laat year being n of 20 per cent Contemplatednew work reported In Iowa during September amounted to being a drop ot 4 per cent from tho amount reported In Augpst of this year but an increase of 11 per cent over the amount reported in September of last year BUILDER AND GENERAL CONTUACIOK Estimates and Plans Furnished Free of 50 714 South Federal Pimne ALEMITE SERVICE STATION Kirk Garnnc NOTICE DEAD ANIMALS REMOVED will remove free of cbnrBC dcnd horses cnlvea or Trltli Iii 20 uilluK Call 1I1UI1 an UinR dla tnncc and rcvernc cUnrncn to UK MASON CITV RENDERING CO 6T1 First S 15 Phone 1096 staefc and tho installation horsepower boiler Tho boiler is equipped with a spe cial broker which feeds the coal into the Cire in such a manner that the smoke evil is reduced to a minimum Harry Smith proprietor the plant elated that he hesitated to in stall a coal burning boiler until he was assured that there would be little or no smoke Suggests State Income Tax as Solution Twcf Business Houses to Be Moved in WeekEnd Two movements of business places will take place over the weekend The Shriver tire shop which has oc cupied ono of tiio store rooms in the Delaware building at 20 Second street northeast will be moved to the buljding formerly occupied by the Marshall and Swift cleaning establish ment on Third street and North Fed eral avenue The Marshall and Swift concern has practically moved all Its equipment to its new home on North Delaware avenue HOUSTON Oct The state Income tax was suggested MODERN BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA A local institution writing life insurance on American Experience Table with 4 interest as sumption Every policy issued by the M B A has back of u insecurities well invested Patronizea local mstitaticui and build up your own city i Albert Hass Supreme President TRAVELING BAGS W ANTED demand lov trunks suitcases and valises constant ly is growing in British Malaya es pecially in Singapore the crossroads oC the Far East and better than a business is expected thta year NonAsiatic residents as well as natives regularly make long requiring heavy bnBgiisc while tile annual pilgrimage to Mecca demands a largefiupply of cheap rattan suit cases and hand valises Capacity Mnsou Cily Plant berrels Daily Cnpaeilr Gihnorc Cily Plant barrels Northwestern States Portland Cement Co First National Bank Building Maebn Town BUTTONS FROM BLOOD PRAGUE are made from dried blood plastic imported COTchSlovakia in hundreds ot tons yearly chiefly from Austria Germany The Netherlands and Switzerland A bettor grade plastic ot which blood Is tho chief ingredient is used tor dye ing veneer and cardboard as the key to the problem of provid ing thq additional revenue that mod ern administration demands by Thorn ton Cooke chairman tho committee on state taxation American Bankers association here Cojoke who is president of the Columbia National bank Kansas City sipoke before the national hanlc di vision the association He warned the delegates against an attack in con gress on the restrictions on iixins national bank shares Might Asli Lightening Stato tax commissioners seeking iuldittonal sources ot revenue he de clared might be expected to ask fot a lightening the federal restriction which reciulrcs that national bank shares he not taxed higher than other moneyed capital Congress should not allow tlielr profits to be minimized and their cap Ital curtailed as they surely would be in many states 1C it became poasibl for the legislatures to tax banks bj ho declared The argu ment of local convenience must glv wny to the argument of national wel faro we must not weaken our na tlonal For a solution oC tile problem in large can we find anything letter than the state income tax iooke said For the banks that would he the ideal way out of the onflict between state and federal avra Income Tar tvhe state Income tax seems to rork fairly well In most of the states that have adopted it In n few stateb Business men are reluctant to consider ts establishment for fear that indus tries would then locate elsewhere No state wants to handicap itselt in bus Inesa competition But if the aflvan tages evident in the Income tax from many points of view should lea many states to adopt it there would be no Question between advantage or disadvantage by reason of their tax systems chief argument for the in come tax is of course its Another Is its flexibility ilore reae ily than any other tax it can bo ad justed to the varying requirements o tho public The only general property tax sys tem Cooke said has too long been a incitement to evasion apenalty fo success and a brake on Jelawaro building stores at 24 Second northeast will move into the laco now occupied by the Shriver stablishment as this section of juilding is owned by the arorery pro irietors Dependable Plumbing and Heating J OPUTH CO Federal Phone 989 SANBORNS Restaurant Delicious Dinners and Lunches 35c to 55c Sandwiches and Aa Carte Excellent Service 15 S Fed Phone 594 C E BROOKS AND CO A Local Financial Institution Motor Real Insurance Personal Loans Bonds 1st Dlt Blflfi Phone 5BH Walter J Walker Life Insurance Advisor Representing MUTUAL LIFE INS CO NEW 1ORK 11 B A BIdg Phone 706 Accountant Now Head of Goodrich Company O accountant vho came to the B P Goodrich Rub ier company nine years ago is to go over its books now is presidentoC the corporation He Is Harry Hough the fourth man to head the concern since its founding In 1870 Hough Was the senior partner of an accounting firm in New Torh and his Ilrst position with Goodrich was as comptroller In 102G ho was made a vice president and has just been ele vated to the presidency BAVARIA FORSAKES ICE MUNICH Introduction Americanmade electric refrigerators in Bavaria this spring resulted in sales totalling nearly In n few months A hundred homes and 70 hotels made the purchase FOREST JACOBS PJuno Tuner Tour piano should ba tuned at least twice a year by a competent tuner SIS S Gn AVR Pli L H MlfiHELS Watch and Clock Repairiqn j Guaranteed prices Clocks called for ami delivered 9a E Stale St Phono jl When you buy at any of our Iilliocj stations your money stays in Mason City Patronize your home industries HIGHWAY OIL COMPANY The Only Allison City Owned Oil Company HERMANSON BROTHERS Pasteurized Milk and Cream 810 X Phone liiti BAKERITE BREAD and FANCY PASTRIES 216 South Fcdernl Phone 86 THOMAS MACHINE CO c THOMAS PKOIM Cranli Shnlt Grinding Cylinder Urimlintj Cicjir Work of All Kinds 303 2ND ST S W PHONE Al SAND AND GRAVEL FOR CONCRETE OR MORTAR WORK OF ANY KIND Delivered Anywhere Anytime Ideal Sand Gravel Co Phone Planf N E of City BAY E PAULEY CO Successors In Metal Products Co SHEET METAL and WARM AIR HEATING Phono 135 South Federal ATP Try Our Meals Dont set mad at your wife Eat with us Prices Reasonable Good Food PARK INN COFFfcE SHOP RELIABLE DEPENDABLE SERVIC Thats What We Say and Give North Iowa Motor Col 100 S Del 806 Agents for Studehaker and Oldsmobilc FOR A CHANGE TRY The Perfect Combination BLACK HAWK OIL CO 600 First N W Washington and 2nd S AY 606 South Federal 320 North Federal HKHEYBI LUXUS DO YOU KNOW THAT HUGHDAVEYi are equipped to give instant serv ice on Polished Pinto Glass for Automobiles and glass at aH hinds P110NB 11 2nd SI S W Original Russell Kepair Shop Automobile Repairing Personal Service On Any Make of Car 90c per hour 2ilh and Adams S W Phone 617 658 and I will cpinc and get your clock clean ami repair ft and return it All work guaranteed J H Greve 322 FirslVSntlonsl Bank f b MONEY Quick confidential loans on autos furniture and other security LEGAL RATES OUT OF TOWN LOANS MADE Ask About Our 20Month Pay ment PJati C L PINE CO Open during noon hour Tel 20S 202 M E A Bide 616 So Federal Phone 998 The first essential of our business to foster and maintain a spirit of good will to the pujblie whom we serve believingthat courtesy is thef irst essential requisite and to be at all times honest and fair in our relations with patrons Phone 418 Phone 418 Call 45 or 46Commercial Printers KLIPTO LOOSE LEAF CO Xcxt to CEMENT WaAka Driveways Foundations Floor Work Cellar Work SIVERT RIVEDAL COSTRACTOll ii7 N Jacknon Phone ENEWED ESTYLED EP AIRED Oil For KRUEGELt FUR Sliofc ii mil si s K rhonq ;