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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1917, Mason City, Iowa Mason City Weekly GlobeGazette GOHDQ COUNTY ji REPUBLICAN Established 1861 B Weekly Gtzette EsaDllsned May 1888 The Dally Globe Established 1813 Issued Every Thursday 1HE 1lUNTiN 32 First St S B Telephone NOB 2S and CO VV F D M MEMBERS OF ASSOCIATED PRESS NOTE I The pnbllalierx deiilre to malntnlni a perfect deliver sjntem anil thin can be ac complished only by cooperation ivltb the Kubicrlliertf When delivery fa It rearulnr or lute we will Ibaiiklul toi an Immediate complaint and S3 MASON CITY WEEKLY GLOBELKA7FTTF Official Paper a tin City ana County i Circulation greater than any 1 other newspaper In the city county or cougreBslonal district SUBSCRIPTION BATES Dally per year by Dally per year by Dolly per week by Weefely per year by Advertising Bates Furnished on Application Enterefl at tho Post Ottlca at Mason City Iowa as secondclass iriatter fence on earth rood Trill lonord men SAME OJjD SERVICE It is easy for the average American railroad to handle its ordinary every day trade with some degree of satis faction to the travelers but just as BOOU aa a holiday comes that same railroad is about as eEttcieut as a sailing ship in a calm Peraons from every town along the line of the M St L south of Ma son City came up here for a good time yesterday and tried to return on No mated that there were five or six hun dred persons there to leave on that train As a result of the short space of time for the sale of tickets a number had procured none when the train ar rived Assurances had been given from the stations that the train would be held until all had bought tickets All but some fifty or sixty had been served when a member of the train crew stuck his head through the win dow and announced in a sonorous tone that the train was going to leave Police held the crowd helping them buy tickets lined them up and did all In their power to help and when one of the menasked the con ductor if the train would be held un til all bought tickets he was told curtly that the train would leave as soon as he got his train orders Mason City gives these roads more freight and passenger business than any city on their Hues between Min neapolis and Kansas City and is en titled to better service There is a wayto get it and It the superintend ents of these roads do not wake up and right the service the Chamber of Commerce will uae the weapon which it possesses thought best to let the contract for rangetinders by competitive bidding only among the instrument makers ofthis country but of Ger many as well Tha specifications were sent to German bidders who failed to qualify and who failed also to return the specifications Their excusa was that the German admir alty had not finished with them Meantime the war has come on and it is not to be supposed that the Huns are so scrupulous that they have fail ed to take advantage of the American specifications to provide themselves with the worlds best rangefinder Here is something which congress might profitably Inquire into A ROYAL IMMUNE When the southern democrats who control congress add cotton to the liat of necessary farm producta which must be produced and marketed un der government supervision they will present to the country some proof of sincerity in thPir protestations of the imperative need of food control as pioposed by tho Lever bill In the matter of raising revenue the South has reaHtid with success every at tempt to lvy any sort of a tax upon its primestaple crap and it wHl probably have equal success in keep ing cotton out of Mr Hoovers hands Yet cotton is a product of which the Lever bill reals so extensively and it is a fun damental necessity in domestic econ omy But a southern majority in congress refuses to bring cotton un der any sort of regulatory or contrib utory relations to the general gov ernment Cotton is still king anden oying the isolation and immunity of royalty The story in the dlapatctes yester day of the safe arrival of American soldiers and subs destroyed by the navy shows that while the adminis tration had been asleep for four years the navy board has not Monster Crows at All Attractions Continued trom pase Lieut Lane joined Company A and the balance picked men from the company took a defensive position under Lieut Odle Then Company A under Lieut Mann marched away supposedly to engage the enemy in the simulation but once out of sight they became the enemy advance guard Another big bomb was the signal for their advance They came over the race track near the quarter pole in line of skirmishers of the joint company making approximately the effectives of one war strength command At the firing of the second bomb Would anyone but a pinhead take a chance with a cheap bathmgsuit You cant frivol with your faith to our bathing suitsand you wont get of course you 11 get And when yett come out heres a halflined Blue Serge Suit at or that will make you lookas good as you Come to this store for the kind of goods that spell satis faction Where a Dollar Does Its Duty mer and Charles Barber The band also were patriotic and a fine Boy Scouts trained in the wigwag music was furnishsfi ftt nominal ex and semaphore signal codes signal Pense The old band can come back Ort and many were heard to express the hope that todays gettogether would 6 which goes south at in morning the The result was a near stampede ji prevented with by city policemen who had to take the station work in their own hands to prevent any accidents Due to the Jact that none ot tho local stations j was ever furnished with a brass rail the work of keeping a line is extreme b ly difficult p Whenthe M St L train arrived the mere few feet between the station and the train was packed with hu i inanity and It is a small wonder that no one wag injured by being pushed under the cars f There must be some kind of a rail V road law which forbids the use of an 5 extra or for the same old apportion jV ment of one and onehalf coaches was 4 on thattrain When no more people P could be jammed packed and crowd n ed into the aisles and vestibules the department was opened and that place filled until there was no more place to stand Another ticket blockade and stam pede was caught In the bud at the Great Western station for its train No 11 which is due south at oclock When policemen reached that atation the crowd around the ticket window was surging back and forth and getting no place in Ha un efforts The ticket window opened according to persons In the station who were waiting to buy tickets just fifteen minutes before the train was due to arrive and it is estl KEIUBUCANS WANT PLANES The most effective weapon agains the submarine of which there is gen eral knowledge is the aeroplane th most effective of scouts for artiller and infantry operating in trenches o In the fleldis the aeroplane Th United States produced the first prac tical as we producec the first practical in both cases European nations outstrip ped us in the development and use o these weapons It is now proposed that congress provide a billion dollars for aeroplane construction The re publicans In both house and senate speaking through Senator Weeks and Representative Kahn of the military committees in either branch are heartily supporting the plan The democrats have not made their posi tion known The chances are that here again it will be republicans who will stand by the president and take the steps necessary to give the army these indispensable craft SECRET HANDED From Washington corhes a vouched for by oneof the most relia ble of the corps ofcorrespondents at the the effect that Ger many is in possession of the complete specifications for the construction of the American navy rangefinder This instrument admittedly the most pei fect in the world was formerly man ufactured instrict secrecy In this country conditions which naturally were somewhat costly So when the present administration began to ap ply Its save at the spigot and waste at the bunghole policy it was1 the enemey approaching in som and Lieut Odles men wen nto line of skirmishers ami prepare o meet the superior numbers of the enemy With much discharge of blank car trjdges Lieut Mann advanced command by squad and platoon rush es until about half way across the infield The attackers fixed bayo nets and a charge wound up the per fectly satisfactory battle The band played The Star Span gled and to the credit o the people of north Iowa everyone who was within hearing and seated stood then stood while the piece was played and moat of them Audience Sings One of the Inspiring features of the afternoon was the singing of led by the band In which thousands of voices let music smell the they swelled It con siderably top Though America is sot included in the general orders requiring position of attention and salute from soldiers as when The Star Spangled Banner Is played the two companies then engaged in pitching their tents were halted In their tracks and brought to attention Capt Carman and Capt Clark could not find words to express their appreciation of the patriotic spirit shown by the crowd Happily though circus day crowds were on the grounds no one was low fence along the In side of the race track broke down under the weight ot people seated on it but the fall was short and no one suffered Ona fight marred the quiet in the grandstand but tho belliger ents were hustled out by a soldier and a policeman Soldiers for whom there were nox arms not taking part in the work ept the people off the track during the motorcycle race and got them out of the road of the armed men during he sham battle Credit to Tmuglas The success of the affair is largely due to the energy and enthusiasm and confidence in the temper of the people of this section of Floyd Douglas secretary of the Chamber Commerce Against the advice ot ome Douglas worked out the plans and had them Approved by the board assuring the captains that though many of the men might be green he people were itching for a chance o help them and would not care vhether the drills given were done vith the same precision the old com panies would have maintained or lot He advertised it widely and put It assisted by Al Klll mean a good again band In Mason City LASHED BY Federal Grnud Jurr at CdlcnRo In Into the HlSh f Living Chicago July selfish opera tions ot war profiteers in food must be stopped This is the seuso of recommendations found in a fcy the federal grand 11 North Federal Avenue Laundry Work An electric washer will take care of the increase and will put your clothes on the line before the heat of the day Voss oclock is 9 oclock when the wash is out of the way if you do it electrically The Voss Electric Washer is a simple and substantial single tub electric washer equipped with highgrade wringer having I I inch rolls and with wringer controll ed by hand or foot action This washer takes up little more space than an ordinary wash tub and the price is within the reach of all See it displayed in our electrical exhibit in our north window Pay for it by the week as you would pay your laun bill dry jury to Judge tanflls The report discloses some sensation al practices In the business of dealing In food products Canned goods butter cold storage practices and the activi ties of wholesale dealers in food prod ucts are subjects ot discussion How KlBln Flxra Irlcen A few men from Chicago It Is de clared hold a fifteen minutes session on the Rlgln hoard once a week and make an Insignificant number of trades for the purpose of fixing prices for the entire country Wholesalers and jobbers It Is as serted have recommended to retailers that they advance prices to the con sumers thus giving tho wholesaler op portunity to boost prices to tho re tailers Practices of this kind the report says the necessity of leglsla on which will absolutely put a stop LO the exploitation of war conditions to alse prices to the consumers for the jcnoflt of the row who are handling food Dues Not End ftiilz The jurors and prosecution swing to the brevity of the term of court for which they arc empowered to act and he countrywide extent of the condi tions disclosed have been unable to make that thorough examination which vould warrant presenting indictments The verbatim report of the Jury fol ows Canned UoodN These goods arc not classed as per shable and do not require cold storapo Canners of vegetables usually dispose o their product oy future sales before the vegetables are grown or canning operations begin The goods eet to the consumer through brokers wholesajers Jobbers and retailers The canners wholesalers and jobbers have devised some means for Insuring complete cooperation among themsel ves which results in keeping the can ner from dealing directly with the con sumer or with tho retailer Wholesalers and jobbers will not buy trom canners in most cases otherwise than through brokers If retailers attempt to resist the com bination ly purchasing directly from the canners they find It or Im possible to do further business with food products and necessities we urge he passage of laws to eliminate these conditions and reduce the price o normal basis as soon as possible 1 urhermoro In consequence of th conditions brokers II ni jobbers are In a position to and of them hoard up speculate ami demand excessive prices for commodities they are in the same position with reference to many of the other necessaries of life handled ese wholesalers and many In these by the board dealers r johers as to other the wholesalers o groceries This situation compels the consumer to pay the expense of maintaining these middlemen and In times like the tires ent when an unusual demand for fooci products exists and Is likely to continue these middlemen exert tho power that inheres In this system to extort uncon scionable profits from tile consumers with no proportionate benefit to those who furnishes tho principal service t wit the farmers canners and such retailers as are satisfied with reason able profit above the cost To illustrate the foregoing wo cite the Increase of the price of canned tomatoes and corn In passing through the hands of these middlemen during the last year Canned tomatoes were sold by the canners In the spring of 1916 through brokers for future lellvery to whole salers and Jobbers at IO cents per doz en cans These same tomatoes nro sold today by wholesalers and jobbers Because KlBm was at one time creamery centtr the people of the Unit ed btates continue to follow prices quoted although lit tle butter is now made or traded in there It seem that a few traders and dealers most of whom aro Chicago traders take advantage ot this situation to go to Klgln once a and make a few trades on the hleln board of trado and thus establish a price for hutler tor those who fol low Elgin quotations through the country The hoard opens at and closes at 12 noon on Saturday of each week Practically all of the trades made on are made by these Chicago 3 who go to Elgin to attend this fifteen minute session It is a question whether the board Is a real and bona fide market for the purchase and sale of butter it appearing that It Is merely a place where a few trades are made us a basis for Elgin quotations by men who are in the most cases Chicago traders who could make these sales In Chicago without talcing tho trouble to BO to Elgin if their only motive Is to buy and sell butter As shown hy the minutes of the twentyfour meetings of the Elgin board from Jan C to June 16 1917 all average of four traders rnado an aver age of less than two trades a week affecting an average of fiftyone tubs of butter sold each week against these fiftyone tuba a week handled In the board at Elgin It appears that dur ng tho same period tubs have been handled each week In Chicago Cold Stornce It lias heen the practice of cold stor age warehouse companies to lend large amounts ot money on perishable food products such as butter essa poultry that go Into their cold storage warehouses This practice leads to speculation br others than legitimate dealers and tends to Increase tho cost to tho con sumer It Is the opinion of tills grand Jury that some legislation should be passed prohibiting this practice and al so prohibiting the cold storage from borrowing money on own ware house rcLeiptH on which they them selves have already made loans For the purpose of making public the amount of food pr9ducls In cold storage It is our opinion that legisla tion should be pasaed requiring all cold storage warehouse companies to make reports jnder oath to the proper Kov erriment departments at specified times netting forth in detail all too products held in storage for them and whenever rouuireil to do so to furnish the names of those for whom such products fire being held Time SlicmUl n And further that the period during which food products may be held In storage should be limited to a reason able specified time to prevent car rymg of such products from one sec tion to another which practice has a tendency o limit the Kupply and in crease the price at certain times of ho In addllon to the reports to the gov ernment from cold storage warehouses raports should he required under oath from all persons making use of rail road ears for itoragc Is to say holding of products on the track after a reasonable time Many retail dealers in selling food products to the consumer often con tinue to charge hlgl prices after whole THE HOUSEWIFE Saves her small change in one of our OVAL POCKETSAVINGS BANKS and is thus enabled to buy many Household Articles without inconveniencing herself in the least To encourage Saving and for the Convenience of the public we are distributing these POCKET SAVINGS BANKS V 4 THE CITY NATIONAL BANK The Banks of Safety and egally apolnted custodians or guord ans for anybody but they do have an nterost at this time one that is defin able aand that must bo apparent to all Of earthly use are futures If the benefits are wantonly wasted No man ever got tar on the roud to competency who was a wise buyer but a spineless seller Will the grocer who has long lam inted the scantiness of his profits let IP now long enough to bring in the eaplne basket left on his doorstep Our representatives should make hemselves heard at once on this read ustlng of retail prices Another Circular Another sent out a circular from vhlch we quote as follows liaise your prices now on everything ve have advised you will advance Tho oods are worth more money now than they are XOT1CK OK APPLICATION vnn TAX To H Maiillclc and Iconc Vance You are hereby notified that on the fifth S day of January A D the following described real estate in Cerro Gordo County loiva taivlt Lot No 12 12 In Block No Thirteen 13 In Youngs Sundivlsion in North wen Quarter Section No 11 Township No North of Range 20 of the 5th P was gold by tho Treasurer of said County for the taxes then due delinquent and unpaid to H H Shepard who Is the same person as Hugh H Shepard and that a certificate of sale was duly Issued by said Treas urer to If H Shepard pursuant to said H Cl by SU rfht said snle will expire and a tax deed to bo made by said Treasurer to H n Shep ard for said real estate pursuant to 3k d sale unlesg therefrom is made wlthm ninety days from the completed service of this notice HUGH H SHEPARD Owner of Certificate of 1iirchaao In I he of Ii nud Anna Camber Ihihulff Garn ber Defendant To Defendant above named You are hereby notified that there la now on file in the office of the cleric of district uourt In arid for Cerro Qordo County Iowa thepetition tlo plain tiff asklne that she no pianted an ab solute divorce from you on the Rrounds that you have wilt fully deserted her and absented yourself from her without reasonable cause for more than uvtt year and Unless you appear and defend on or before noon of tho second day ot Sent ornber 1917 tcrrfi of said court which convenes at Mason City Iowa on tho 4th day of September 1917 default tvJll he entered and decree ren dered thereon as prayed and as pro vided by law Dated this 2nd day of July A D HARRY SILVEHMAN Attorney for Plaintiff HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR CHAIN STORE LEADERS IN WORK CLOTHES If ever our Chain Store Buying Methods meant anything to the man that wears work clothes it does today in these times of general war pribes By this one means we are helping to keep the prices of our work clothes within the bounds of reason Below are a few of the values we of rer bee others in our window today aale prices have dropped thereby curing lllcKklmate nnd unfair pro fits H Is our Uiat some method of puollshinR the wholesale price of food products should be instituted pn that the housewife mi of the value of when she is holnp charged extortionate prices out of line with thn price retailer Is paying the wholesaler that be Informed and will know IJJO Wholranlc llcalerN to retailers at and more Ifoiv Corn If an Soared nncd corn willed wansold In lOlfi by the canner to the wholesaler nnd jobber at 05 cents per dozen cans ia selllnp to tlic retailer at per doz en and the consumec fa paying a pro portionately high price In view of this situation In the can ned roods trade and of the exlstancc of similar conditions In the trade In other Chicago sent ou a circular to men containing the following Our cusomers in particular have very unusual their grasp at this moment Will they they throw them nway or tuck them away Jobbers are affcccd thoy are flnnn lally Interested they urcn ItO greatest haul yet made hy the retail grocery world bo converted Into tansl bJ0 Wholesale housei are not Mens full cut fast cofor work shirts a great chain store bargain 3 for 45C Boys mole skin khaki knickerbockers just the thing for vacation wear wash well chain store Boys every day work shirts in plain fast colors 45C Mens and Boys field straw hats better than our usual 1 4store values up 5C Cotton Gloves 1 Oc value 4 for 25c pair 7c Mens athletic underwear made especially for hard Wfar special price 50c Mens genuine indigo blue overalls also stifle strpe worth more than our 1 Mens extra quality kha ki pants double tunnel belt loops a great work trouser for hot days Mens Rockford Sox sold elsewhere at 1 Oc straight Gildner price 3 for 25c Per pair gc Mens Cotton Sox in tan and black good every day sox IQc Brick yard mitts good firstclass stock 65c Mens extra quality two piece balbriggan under wear same price as last SATURDAY Six dozen Mens Munsing summer union suits in as sorted styles regular and grades in se onds detects very slight bargains while they last at IOetlb Know ;