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GRAIN PRICES ARE
IIKIHER ON MARKET EXCEPT FOR CORN Corn Hits New Bottom-Price Record for Season; Wheat Has Good Day , Chicago, Dec. 23. —(/P) —Reversing v the action of recent days, grain aver aged higher in price today except that the corn market sagged in the late dealings. Old May corn touched 69c a bushel near the end of the day, es tablishing a new bottom-price record for the season. Speculative buying for previous sellers was a leature in wheat, and profit-taking on the part of early buyers characterized late dealings in corn. Wheat closed unsettled, %- %c a \ bushel higher than yesterday’s finish, • \ May (new) 8216-1 tic. ; . Oats unchanged to %c off, and pro v visions unchanged to 25c decline. Material assistance to the market ing of the 1930 crop was a factor t tending somewhat to restore confi > r' dence on the part of buyers. Corn advances came about largely as a result of falling off in the vol ume of corn receipts. Today’s ar rivals of corn in Chicago amounted to but 66 cars, against 145 cars a year ago. Oats sympathized with corn strength. - ■ , Provisions declined with hog values as a result of liquidating sales of De-' cember lard. MAY ORDERS FEATURE WHEAT FUTURE MART Minneapolis, Dec. 23.—(AV—Most of the activity in wheat futures here to day was confined to May deliveries when the farm board agency took Mav offerings as freely as they were v made. Prices advanced %c but lost ’ ' the gain later. December closed %c lower. May unchanged and July Vs to J 4c higher. Com futures opened %c rugher and rallied a cent more later. Com mission houses sold steadily on ral lies. Oats opened V»c higher and ral lied %c later. Barley rallied Vic above the Pre vious close. Flax opened stronger, gained 2%c and then flopped back 2 Cash wheat receipts were heavier and demand sluggish. Prices were down 1 cent mostly. There was vir tually no market for durum. Winter ( wheat was slow and weaker. j Barley of malting qaulitv was want-, », ed, feed grades being dull. Flax de-1 mand was fair to good. 1 SOUTH ST. PAUL D South St Paul, Dec. 2o. — (AI -Ij.S.L*. / ? Receipts 1.400 All classes in meager supply. > . lod I *’,™ h t ®! y f 'two strong. 15 to 2* cents h l.ißk days. Stock steers early 9.7«». l»ulk salable 0.00 down. Beef vows 4.00 to ! 5.25, better grades up to 6.00. Batcher ; heifers 5.50 to 7.00, yearlings to * 00 and up; low cutters, and cutters 2..0 to 3.75. little below 3.00. Bulls 4.50 to j , 5.00. Feeders and stockers unchanged. Calves: Receipts 1,900. Vealers steady to 50 cents higher. Good grades ..50 to . S.OO. choice offerings 9.a0 to I®-®°- Hogs—Receipts 7,000. Opening yery slow, steady to 10 cents lower t an Monday's averages on hah* B an* butchers. 10 to 25 cents lower on sows, j steady on pig*. Bulk 170- o 230- b. averages 7.60 to 7.70; 130- to 160 I_. weights wostly 7.75; top 7.;5. Bulk 230- to 800-lb. weights early i.aO to A 7.55. Average cost Monday t.ot, / Sheep—Receipts 2,500. Slow. Bids 1 early about steady on all classes. «’ho ice fed lambs held higher, bew early sales good to 1 and wether lambs ..50 to 7.5i> to pack ers: throwouts 5.00 to s.<i» or better. 1 Kwes upward to 3.25. Bat© yesterday four doubles of choice fed lambs . .a, one dodWe 70-lb. or better feeders C.i•>. 1 I CHICAGO LIVESTOCK f'hiraco, 23.—■ .5.D. A. Hogs: Receipts 34,00 ft, Including t.OOO I direct Aolive, steady to 10 cents low er on weights below 210 lbs.: others slow, fully 10 cents lower, packing vows weak to 10 cents lower, I<lP tor 140 lbs. Bulk 200 lbs. Sown t. 90 t s 10; heavier kinds 7.05 to 7.90. Pigs T.r.o to 8.00. Packing sows 6..5 to (.00. l,ieht lights, good and choice, 140 to I \ HO lbs. 8.00 to 8.15; light weight, HO - » , to 200 lbs. 7.90 to 8.10; medium weight, ■ 200 to 250 lbs. 7.75 to 8.00; heav • -weight, 250 to 350 lbs. 7.;>0 to 7.7«>. Packing sows, medium and good, 2i» to 500 lbs. 6.65 to 7.25. Slaughter pigs good and choice, 100 to 130 lbs. i.oO t 0 battle—B,ooo, calves 2,000. Choice i fed' steers and yearlings scarce, t strong; others draggy. She stock and I bulls weak. Vealers 50 cents higher. Medium weight beeves 13.o0; best vearlings bid 14.75. Slaughter cattle and vealers: Steers, good and choice, 600 to 900 lbs. 10.75 to 1100 lbs. 10.75 to 14.75: 1100 to 1300 1 lbs 10 25 to 14.25; 1300 to 1500 lbs. 0.50 to 13.75; common and medium, 600 to 1300 lbs. 6.50 to 10.50. Heifers good and choice, 550 to Bno lbs. 8.25 j to 12.25; common and medium 5.00 to •( 5.25. Cow’s, good and choice 5.2* to 7.50; common and medium 4.00 to 5.-a; low’ cutter and cutter 3.00 to 4.00. 'I Bulla, yearlings excluded, good and (choice beef 5.00 to 6.25: cutter to me dium 4.00 to 5.76. Vealers, milk-fed, good and choice 8.00 to 10.50; medium e»T 00 to 8.00; cull and common 0.00 to 7.00. Stocker and feeder cattle: Steers, good and choice, 500 to 1050 lbs. 7.00 to 9 00; common and medium '>.*>o to 7.00. Sheep—Receipts 13,000. Slow. Better grade fat lambs steady to strong, top H 50; bulk better kinds 8.00 to 8.30. Sheep and feeding lambs scarce, steady. Slaughter sheep and lambs: Lambs, 90 lbs. down, good and choice , 7.25 to 8.50; medium 6.00 to 7.2»; all j. weights common 5.00 to 6.00. Ewes, | 90 to 150 lbs., medium to choice 2.00 1 to 3.75; all w-eights cull and common n 1.00 to 2.50. Feeding lambs, 60 to io . lbs., good and choice 6.75 to 7.50. ! — , j mo! x crrv livestock Sioux City. Dec. 23.—(AP-IJ.S.D.A.) Cattle: Receipts 2,500, calves 200. Bet ter grade beef steers and yearlings fairly active, strong: others steady. I , Heifers barely steady: cows and bulls I ,J firm; stockers and feeders steady to I ‘ strong. Two Joads choice 1251-pound 5 . beeves 12.50; good HOO-poud yearlings I , Y 12.00; numerous sales 10.00 to 11.00. I J Bulk short-feds 8.25 to 9.25; odd lois I " short-fed heifers 8.50 down. Most beef cows 4.50 to 6.00. Medium bulls up to 5.00. Stockers and feeders mainly 7.00 down, odd lots desirable kinds 8.00. Hogs—Receipts 6.000. Active to all Interests. Light weights steady to 5 cents higher, others mostly 6 to 15 cents higher. Top 7.70 for choice butchers around 240 pounds; bulk good to choice 160- to 290-lb. weights 7.60 to 7 65; some light lights and ex treme heavy weights down around 7.50. Packing sows strong, mainly 6.40 to 6.75. Stock pigs scarce. Sheep—Receipts 3.500. Very little done. Few medium to good fat lambs 7.25. best held above S.OO, around 35 cents higher. Aged sheep steady to strong; fat ewes 3.50. Feeding lambs J nominally steady, 6.75 down. j CHICAGO PRODUCE k■, Chicago, Dec. 23.—Butter receipts ( ' / w’ere again heavy, and prices in con sequences were reduced t to I** cents per pound in an efforl tq effect clear ances. Eggs were unchanged. Poultry ruled strong. Butter —Receipts 9,725 tubs. Weak. Creamery extras, 92 score, 29: stand ards, 90 score, carlots, 28; extra firsts, 90 to 91 score, 27%; firsts, 88 to 89 j score, 26 to 27; seconds, 86 to 87 score, j 24Vs to 25%. I Eggs—Receipts 4,175 cases. Steady. Extra firsts 28; fresh graded firsts! 26; ordinary firsts 20 to 23; refrig-i erator firsts 14%; refrigerator ex-! tras 16. Live poultry—Receipts 3 cars, 19 j trucks. Firm. Fowls 15 to 20; springs | 21; roosters 14; young turkeys 34; j ducks 15 to 19; geese 16. RANGE OF CARLOT SALES | . | Minneapolis, Dec. 23.— (A I ) —Range of , 1 N carlot grain sales; Wheat—No. 1 hard spring 76% t# 77%: No. i dark northern 73% to 77: No. 1 northern 75 to 77; No. 3j mixed 73-u: No. 3 hard winter 6;;%;! No. 2 amber durum 73; No. I rod dur um 63%. i Corn—No 3 yellow 55 to 59%; No. 4 mixed 53%. i Oats—No. 3 white 2?%. . Rv*_Ko. 1 40%. 1 New York Stocks Closing Prices Dec. 23. Adams Express 16 Alleghany 7% i Al. Chem. 6c Dye 182% Allis Chal 33 V 4 Am. Can 109% 'Am. Coml. Alco 9% Am. 6c For. Pow 27% Am. International 17Vi Am. Loco 20Vi Am. Metal r/Vi Am. Pow. 6c Lt 39 Vi Am. Rad. Stan. San 16 Vi Am. Roll. Mill 30 Am. Smelt. 6c Ref 40 j Am. Sugar Ref 42 Am. Tel. & Tel 177 Vi ! Am. Wat. Wks 51 Am. Wool Pfd 18 J Anaconda Cop 28% Andes Cop. Min. 11% Atchi. T. 6e S. F. 178 Vi Atl. Coast Line 100 Vi Atlantic Ref 18 Vi Auburn Auto 97% Aviation Corp 2% Baldwin Loco 21% Balt. & Ohio 68 Vi Eamsdall “A” HVi Bendix Aviation 16% Bethl. Steel 51 Borg Warner 18% Brunswick Balke io% Burr. Ad. Mch 21 Vi Cal. 6e Ariz 34 Calumet 6c Hecla BVi Canadian Pac 39 Vi Cannon Mills 17 Case, J. I. 9114 Cerro De Pasco 24 Vi Chesap. 6c Ohio 38% Chgo. Gt. West 6 Chgo. Gt. W. Pfd. 18% C. M. St. P. 6c Pac 5% C. M. St. P. 6: Pac. Pfd 10 Chgo. 6c Northwest. 32 % Chgo. R. I. 6c Pac 48 Vi Chrysler 16% Col. Fuel 6c Iron 21% Colum. G. 6c El 33% Colum. Grapho. .. 7% Coml. Sol. (New) 16 Com. Southern 7% Consol. Gas 82 Cont. Bak. “A” 19% Cout. Can 46% Cont. Motor 2% Cont. Oil of Del 8% Corn Products 70 Cream Wheat 26 Vi Crosley Radio-. 3% Crucible Steel 53% Cuba Cane Bug. Pf 1% Curtiss Wright 2% Dupont 85% East. Kodak 145% Eaton Ax. 6e Spr 13% El. Auto Lite 51 % El. Pow. 6c Lt. 38% Erie R. R 25% Fox Film “A" 28% Freeport Texas ........ * 28% Gen. Am. Tank 58 Gen. Elec. (New) 42Ti Gen. Foods 47% Ge. Gas 8c El. “A” 4vi General Mills 46 Gen. Motors 34% Gen. Railw. Slg 66% Gillette Saf. Raz 23 Gold Dust 31% Goodyr. Tr. 8c Rub 48% Grah. Paige Mot 3% Gt. Nor. Pfd 60 Gt. Nor. Ir. O. Ctf lfl Gt. West. Sug BVi Grigsby Grunow 3 Houd Hershey 4% Houston Oil 7% Hudson Motor 23% Hupp. Mot. Car 7% Indian Refin 3% Int. Combus. Eng 1% Int. Harvester 47% Jnt. Mate. Ptc. Pf 57 Int. Nick. Can 14% Int. Tel. 6c Tel 19% Johns-Mnsvle 53% Kayser (J) 15 Kclly-Spgfd Tr 1% Kelvinator 8% Kennecott Cop 22% Kolstcr Radio 1% Kresge (S. S.) 26% Kreuger & Toll 21% Kroger Grocery 18% Loew’s Inc 44% Mack Trucks 34% Mathieson Aik 32% May Dept. Strs 29% Mex. Seab. Oil 10% Miami Copper 7% Mid-Cont. Pet 13 Vi Mo. Kan. 8c Tex 17% Mo. Pacific 28 Mont. Ward 17% Nash Motors 25% Natl. Air Lines 7 Nat. Biscuit 76% Nat. Cash Reg 29% Nat. Dairy Prod 37% Nat. Pow. 8c Lgt 32% Nev. Cons. Cop 10% New York Cent 117 NY. NH. & Htfd 73% Norf. & Western 195 North American 62 Northern Pac 48% Oliver Farm 1% Pac. Gas 8c Elec 44% Pacific Light 48% Packard Motor 8% Pan-Am. Pet. “B” 34 Par.-Fam.-Lasky 37 Parmelee Trans 3% Pathe Exchange 1% Penney (J. C.) 29 Penn. R. R 57% Phillips Petrol 13% Proct. & Gamble 02% Pub. Svc. Corp. N. J 09% Pullman 51 % Purity Baking 38% Radio Corp. Am .* 12% Radio-Keith Orp 15% Remington Rand 16 Reo Motor 8% ;Rep. Iron 8c Stl 11% 'Reynolds Tob. “B” 46% i Richfld Oil Cal. 5% Royal Dutch Shell 37% Safeway Stores 44% 1 St. L. 8c San Fran. 44% Schulte Ret. Strs 4 Seaboard Airline % Sears-Roebuck 47 Servel Inc 3% Shattuck (F. G.) 21% Shell Union Oil 8% Simmons 14% Simms Petrol 7% Sinclair Cons. Oil 10% Skelly Oil 10% Southern Pac 92% Southern Rys 52 Sparks Withtogton 9 Standard Brands 16% ftand. Gas 8c Elec. 57 tand. Oil Calif. 45 Vi Stand. Oil N. J 46 Stand. Oil N. Y 21 Vi Stewart Warner 17 Studebaker 21 Superior Steel 6 Texas Corp 30% Tex. Pac. Ld. Tr 10% Tim. Roll. Bearing 42% Underwood Elliott -51 Union Carbide 55% Union Pacific 174 ! United Aircraft 21% jUnit. Cigar Str 4% United Corn 15% United Fruit 49% Un. Gas & Imp 26 US. Ind. Alcohol 55 US. Realty 6c Imp 25 U. S. Rubber 12% i U. S. Steel 138% Util. Pow. & Lgt. A 21 ! (Vanadium Corp 52% 'Warner Piet 13% i i West Maryland 12% Western Union 124% i i Westgh. Air Br 32% (Weetgh. El. Si Mfg 91% i Willys-Overland 4% | Wooiworth 53 BISMARCK GRAIN (Furnished by Rusßell-Miller Co.) I December SI | No. 1 dark northern 55 ; No. 1 northern 54 No. 1 amber durum 51 No. 1 mixed durum 45 No. 1 red durum 41 No. 1 flax . 1.31 .Vo. 2 flax 1.26 No. 1 rye 20 Barley 35 Opt* 3ft Spelts . 55 Dark hard winter wheat -51 Hard winter wheat 52 FLURRY OF SELUNG ABATES AND MART MAKESRECOYERIES Most of Pivotal Shares Attract Substantial Recovery, Rails Leading New York. Dec. 23.—</P) —'The flurry of secondary selling abated in today’s s £ oc £. market, and the list made sub stantial recovery, with the rail issues sgain providing leadership. Most of the pivotal shares attracted substantial buying a few points above their previous resistance levels, but trading was inclined, to slacken on the recovery, as pre - holiday influences normally tend to restrict speculative activity. There were numerous losses of 1 to 5 points in the morning, but they were mostly canceled, and replaced by advances by early afternoon. In the pivotal shares, General Electric, was virtually the only issue to dupli cate the year’s low. Consolidated gas, American Smelt ing, Union Carbide. Illinois Central, and Northern Pacific showed net gains of a point ch* more, and issues up to 2 to 3 included American Tele phone, American Tobacco B. Atchi son. Union Pacific, Eastman Air Re duction and New York Central Au burn dropped 3. then rallied nearly 9 from the bottom. Case recovered most of a 5 point loss. Preliminary reports of the volume of late holiday retail trade are too scattering to be particularly conclu sive, but many organizations expect their volume will come within at least striking distance of last year. Heavy industry is coming under the influence of the holiday and year-end inventory period. The Fora Motor company has virtually shut down un til Jan. 5. and steel mill operations are slackening. DULUTH RANGE t Duluth. Deo. 23.—()Pi — L Durum— Open High Low Close t Dee 71 * I May . . . 73 .73% .73 .73 ?1 Bye—- I | Dee 38% ,35% .38% .3*% » May . . . .41% .41% .40% .40% i Flax— I Dec 1.54% ■ May . . . 1.57 1.58% 1.57 1.55% 1 MINNEAPOLIS RANGE • j Minneapolis, Dec. 23.—<AV-- i i Wheat— Open High Low Close i i Dec 72 .72 .71 .71 % 'May . . . .76% 77 .70% .70% . July . . . .72% .72V 8 .72 .72% Rye— -1 Dec 39 .39 .39 .39 ■ May . . . .40% .11 % .40 .10 July . . . .41% .41% .41 .11 t i Oats— .'Dec. . . . 28% .23.. .28% .28% May . . . .29Vi .23% .29 .29 FlaX— ' May . . . 1.57 1.59 1.50% 1.58 ‘ Barley— > Dec 34-% .34% .34 .34 % j May . . , .30 Vi .30% .35% .30% CHICAGO RANGE Chicago, Dec. 23. —-<A > > I Dec. . old. .70% .77 .70% .77 Mar. . old. .79% .80% .79% .80 i new .79% .SO% .79% .80% May . old. .81 .81% .s- .81 % now .81% .81 Vi .81% .81 % July .. . .04% .00 .64% .65% Corn— Dec. . old. .04 V* .00 .63% .04 new .04 "g .05% .04 .00% Mar. . old. .08 .09 00% .66% new .08% .09% .07% .08% May . old. .09% .70% .08% .08% new .70% .71% .69% .69% July . . . .71% .72% .70% ~70% Oats— pec. . old. .32 .32% .30% .31% new 31% Mar. .old .32% .32% .31% .31% new 32% .32% .32% May . old 34 .32% .32% ‘ . new .33 Vi .33% .32% .32% July 32% .32 .32 Vi Rye— Dec.„ old. .44% .45% .42% .42% Mar. .old 44% .42% .48% new 14% .43 .44 % May . old. .43% .45 .42% .42% new .43% .45 .43- .43 % July 43% .12% .43 Vi Lard— Dec. . . . 9.25 9.32 9.00 9.12 Jan 8.80 5.70 8.72 May . . . 9.75 8.85 8.72 8.77 Bellies— Jan 11.25 May 11.55 MINNEAPOLIS CASH GRAIN Minneapolis, Dec. 23. Wheat 15% protein Delivered To Arrive 1 dark nor. .73% .70% .73% .70% 2 dark nor. .70Vs .72% 3 dark nor. .66% .70% H l t> protein 1 dark nor. .73% .70% .73% .70% 2 dark nor. .70% .72% 3 dark nor. .66% .70% 13% protein 1 dark nor. .73% .76% .76% .76% 2 dark nor. .70% .73% “ 3 dark nor. .66% .70% 12% protein 1 dark nor. .73% .76% .73% .76% 2 dark nor. .70% .72% 3 dark nor. .66% .70% Grade of 1 dnrk nor. .73% .7G% .73% .76% 2 dark nor. .70% .72% 3 dark nor. .66% .70V- tirade of 1 northern. .75% .70% .73% .78% 2 northern. .70% .72% 3 northern. 68%’ .70% Montana Winter Wheat 14% protein l D H W or 1H 'V ... .78% .74% .73% .74% 13% protein 1 D H W or ]H W .73% .74% .73% .74% 12% protein 1 D H W or • • • ’3Vi .74% .73% .74% Grade of 1 D H W or 1H W . . . .73% .74% .73% .74% Minneaota anil South Dakota Wheat 12% protein 1 D H W or 1H \V . .73% .74% .73% .7 4% Grade of 1 D T 1 W or 1H W . . . .73% ‘.74% .73% Darn in Ch. l ainber .71 .73 .70 .72 13% protein 2 amber . . .69 .72 Grade of 1 amber . . .67 .08 ..... ..... 2 amber . . .67 .88 Grade of 1 durum . . .66 .67 2 durum . . .65 .67 1 rd. durum .63 03 Course Grain Corn— -2 yellow . . .57 .58 .50 4 yellow . . .54 .56 .51 5 yellow . . .61 .53 6 yellow . . .48 .50 !.!*!!!*' 3 mixed . . .54 .56 .54 ...!! \ 4 mixed . . .52 .54 .52 5 mixed . . .49 .51 1 6 mixed . . .46 .OS Oats— -2 white. . , .28 .29 ’ 3 white. . . .27 .28 27 " 1 4 white. . . .25 .27 ..... !!.!! < Barley— Ch. to fncy. .50 .54 .34 Mdm. to gd. .40 .49 .33 ... 1 Lwr. gds... .52 .39 32 Rye— ’ ’ N©.2 38 .42 .38 ’ Flax— < No. 1. .. . 1.51 1.56 1.51 1.53 < CHICAGO CASH GRAIN . Dec - 23.—(A*)—Wheat: No. I -ot *9; No. 1 northern spring i 8 % to 78 . Corn—No. 2 mixed 66%; No. 1 yel low 68; No. 2 • white 70%; sample grade 52. Oats—No. 2 whtie 32% to 33. Rye—No. 2 55. Timothy seed—B.so to 8.85. Clover dbed—ls.oo to 22.75. Lard—9.o2. R1b0—11.35. Bellies—ll.2s. NEW YORK PROD ICE New York Dec. 23. (A>) Butter: Receipts 25,486 tubs. Weak. Creamery higher than extras 80 to 30%; extras, 92 score. 29%; firsts. 88 to 91 score, 26 lo 29; packing stock, current make No. 1 22 to 22%. No. 2 21. Eggs Receipt! 21.852 cases. Firm. Regular packed mixed colors, rlose!\ 1 selected heavy 36; extras 25; extra firsts 3? to 34. first" ?7 to 30, sec oitd* to jo. Nearby hennery brown, ertrae R* *o 40 average sxtras 33 to , 35. Nearby and nearby western hen THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1930 nery white, closely selected average extras 32 to 33. Pacific coast white, Rhell-treated extras 35% to 36%; ex tra firsts 31 to 35. Cheese Receipts 213,514 pounds. Steady. State whole milk flats, fresh, fancy to fancy specials 19 to 20; held fancy to fancy specials 21% to 32%. Live poultry Irregular. Chickens by express 19 to 28; broilers by express 33 to 47; turkeys by freight 25 to 30, by express 25 to 30; ducks by ex press 27. ' Dressed poultry quiet, unchanged. „ „ CURB STOCKS New y ork, Deo. 23.—(AV-Curb: Electric Bond and Share—39%. Standard OH of Indiana—33%. „ CHICAGO STOCKS Corporation Securities—l 4%. InsiiH Utilities Investment—29%. Midwest Utilities, new—l 7. MINNEAPOLIS STOCKS First Bank Stock—2o%. Northwest Bancorporatlon—3l%. Greyhound Corporation—6. Minneapolis-Mnline Pow. Imp—6%. Minnesota Northern Power—23. government bonds •New York, Dec. 23. (>P) Liberty bonds; Liberty 3 %5—101.27. First 4 %5—102.27. Fourth 4%*—103.18. Treasury 4% a—112.6. Treasury 45—108.4. CHICAGO POTATOES Chicago, Dec. 23. (AP-U.S.D.A.H— L o 0 ta *°^ s ; Receipts 64 cars, on track 218, total l, s. shipments 422. About steady, trading rather slow. Sacked. r . CW K. Wisconsin Round Whites ; 1° Minnesota Round Whites *•2® to 1.30; Idaho Russets No. 1 1.76 I° on . occasional car higher, No. 2 ‘jO to 1.30; Colorado McClures, brand ed, 1.80 to 1.86. ...» MINNEAPOLIS POTATOES Minneapolis, Dec. 23. (AP-U.8.D.A.) Aery light wire Inquiry, piaetieally no demand or trading, market very dull. No sales reported. MINNEAPOLIS FLOUR Minneapolis. Dec. 23. (A") Flour unchanged. .Shipments 31,925 barrels. Bran—l4.oo to 14.50. Standard middlings—l3.oo to 13.50. „ t BOSTON WOOL Boston Dec. 23.—</P>—Trading in wool is about steady as compared with the early part of last week. The lim ited amount of business being closed on wool is mostly on fine and half nlood grades. Graded French coming 64 s and finer territory wool sell in a range of 65 to 68c scoured basis. Strictly combing 58, 60’s territory wools continue to move at 64 to 68c scoured basis. FOREIGN EXCHANGE New York. Dec. 23.—(A*) —Foreign exchanges, irregular. Great Britain. 45%; France. 92 13/16: Italy, 5.23%; Germany. 23.81%; Norway. 26.73; Sweden, 28.81%; Montreal. 99.71%. DULUTH CASH GRAIN Duluth, Minn.. Dec. 23.—(/P)—Flax on track $L54%- 1 .56%; to arrive ♦ MM ‘ ! M,y u ** ! Wheat No. 1 dark northern 74 % - 76 %c; No. 2 do 72%-75%c; No. 3 do 68%-72%c; No. 1 northern 73%-76%c; No. 2 do 71%-75%c; No. 1 amber dur um 72-74 c: No. 2 do 71-74 c; No. 1 durum 70-71 c; No. 2 do 69-70 c; No. 1 mixed durum 65-72 c; No. 2 do 64-71 c; No. 1 red durum 63c. Oats No. 3 white 28%c. No. 1 rye 38%-40%c. Corn No. 3 yelow 59%-60%c. No. 4 yellow 56%-58%c. Barley choice to fancy 38-46 c; me dium to good 33-37 c; lower grades 29- 33c. See Gussner’s Adv. on page 3. WOOD THROWS MS FULL SUPPORT TO LUCAS IN BATTLE Congressional Head Says Polit ical Makeup of Senate Is Nondescript Washington. Dec. 23.—(**)—Repre sentative Wood. Republican, Indiana, after a conference with President Hoover, today said the recent state ment of Robert H. Lucas, executive director of the Republican national committee "expresses the sentiment of every real Republican in the' United States.” Wood, chairman of the Republican congressional campaign committee, said he personally intended to back Lucas “to the limit.” He dkl not say on leaving the white house whether he and the president had discussed the situation in the Republican ranks The Lucas statement to which he referred, issued Sunday, said the con duct of Senator Norris of Nebraska “has been revolting and until the leaders of the Republican party not only fall to support but give their active opposition to men like Sen ator Norris they are not doing their full duty to the party which has come down to it from Lincoln.” “We have been palliating and pet ting these fellows like Norris entirely too long,” Wood said, “and if there is to be a Republican party we must have Republicans in it.” Wood, moving slowly toward the door to leave the executive ofifees, turned to newspaper men around him and beating his fist into his open hand, declared; “The senate is no longer Republi can as people think, it has reached the point where its political make-up up is entirely nondescript. "And Senator Norris, one of its members, is not a Republican, he’s not even a Democrat—he is a con summate demagogue.” Frank Bonner Quits Power Commission Wa&hington. Dec. 23.—(/P)—Frank E. Bonner, secretary of the power commission, today announced his resignation from the federal service. Bonner explained that as the new commission had been sworn in, his position automatically was ended un der the act of congress directing re organization of the commission. He will become a consulting engineer. His tenure was marked by severe criticism at times from the members of the senate interstate commerce committee. Lillian Cook Will Attend Conference Lillian E. Cook, secretary and di rector of the North Dakota Library commission, will be a delegate to the midwinter conference of the Ameri can Library association to be held in Chicago from December 29 to 31. She will discuss “The Need of a Survey of Library Commission Prac tices and Policies” at a meeting of the league and library commissions. The problems and activities of more than 12,000 librarians representing every section of the country will be discussed At the three day confer ence See Gussner’s Adv. on page 3. CHARLES K. HARRIS, whowrottafter THE BALL,’ IS DEAD Song Publisher, Victim at Age of 65, Began Musical Ca reer at 16 New York. Dec. 23.—(AP) —Charles K. Harris, who entranced the nation under the spell of “After the Bali.’’ is dead. The song publisher died at his home yesterday after an illness of three weeks. He was 65 years old. Left are the widow, the former Cora Lehrberg, Owensboro, Ky„ and two daughters, Mrs. Richard Weil. Chi cago, and Miss Mildred Harris Mr. Harris was born in Poughkeep sie, N. Y., grew up in Saginaw. Mich., Milwaukee, Wis., and Chicago, and settled in New York. As a mogul of “Tin Pan Alley,” hg created a fortune from the publishing business in late years but wrote no songs comparable to his earlier efforts. Music charmed him as a boy. At 16, he wrote his first ballad “Can Hearts So Soon Forget?” Inspired by his first love affair. Then follow ed “Thou Art Ever in My Thoughts,” and “If I Were Chief of Police ” his first efforts to be published. “After the Ball.” was born In a sweetheart’s quarrel which Mr. Harris witnessed in a Chicago dance hall. This is the way he saw it: After the ball is over. After the break of dawn; After the dancers leaving, After the stars are gone; Many a heart is aching, If you could read them all: Many the hopes that have vanished, After the ball. Mr. Harris had the distinction of being one of the few men who threw out Mayor James J. Walker. When young “Jimmy” wrote "Will You Love Me in December as You Did in May?” the publisher turned him down at frequent intervals. Funeral services will be held tomor row afternoon in the Riverside me morial chapel. MICHAEL F. MURPHY, FORMER N.D. SOLON, DIESINGRANDFORKS Prominent Business Man and Banker Is Victim of Heart Attack Today Grand Forks, N. D„ Dec. 23.— (JP)— Michael Francis Murphy, 72, promi nent business man and former state legislator, died at his home here to day. Apparently feeling well when he arose this morning, Mr. Murphy was stricken with a heart attack as he was taking his morning exercises. He died shortly after the jßttack. Born in Dubuque county, lowa, March 28. 1858, Mr. Murphy came to North Dakota in 1879, settling at Fargo. After working there for a year in a hardware store, he assumed management of the Fargo office of the L. D. Burger company's store and elevator. In 1886 Mr. Murphy entered the farm machinery business at Grand Forks and continued this enterprise until 1893, when he engaged in the farm loan business. He was married in 1882 to Miss Margaret Bowler, Rochester, Minn. They had eight children, but only a daughter, Mrs. George Beacham, Grand Forks, is living. In addition to his business and banking activities, Mr. Murphy served 38 consecutive years In pub lic Offices. He was mayor of Grand Forks for four years, beginning in 1911, and served as state senator from 1899 to 1903. He also served on the city council, school board and the city park board. At one time he was a director of 10 banks and at the time of his death was a director of the First National Bank here. He was a member of the Elks lodge, the Knights of Columbus, and St. Mary’s Catholic church. Mr. Murphy also was well known as a philanthropist. Funeral services have not been ar ranged. Huge Road-Building Fund Is Created by Action of Congress (Continued from page one) grading and graveling or *both, the governor said. The additional revenue will more than double this program, he said. Captain C. D. Curtiss, chief of the control of the federal bureau of pub lic roads, pointed out that, to the ex tent that states have plans ready for work, the appropriation would mean nearly double that amount of $160,- 000.000 of new highways construc tion in the nation. He estimated more than one-half of the money would go directly to labor and that a large portion would go to labor indirectly. Captain Curtiss said an Informal survey Indicated the states have enough work projected to absorb all of the emergency appropriation to gether with a like amount of the reg ular federal air apportionment^. The apportionments to other states include: lowa $2,116,369; Minnestoa $2,249,993: Montana $1,671,930; Ne braska $1,708,031; South Dakota $1.3374173; Wisconsin $1,992,410. Four Men Killed by Fast Express Train Cranfort, N. J., Dec. 23.— (JP) —Four members of a section gang were killed today when a New Jersey Central ex press bound for New York ploughed into the men during a snowstorm. BREMEN HAS CHRISTMAS TREE New York. Dec. 23.—(><P) —At the tip of the great German liner Bremen is a Christmas tree. Ordinarily a shjp has there the flag of a country it is visitihg The tree is a 6erman cus tom ♦ ■■■" 4> I Weather Report i tr ' ■ ■ •> Temperature it 7 a. m 18 Highest yesterday 27 Lowest last night 15 Precipitation to 7 a. m 00 GENERAL REPORT Temptrs. I’re. Station—r Low High In. Bismarck, N. D. f clear. 15 27 .00 Amarillo, Tex, clear.. 20 4 4 .00 Boise, Idaho, clear... . 8 2S .00 Calgary, Alta., pt cldy 32 .. .00 Chicago, 111., cloudy.. 20 2S .02 Denver, Colo., clear... 20 40 .00 Des Moines, la., snow. 12 26 .00 Devils Lake, N. D., clr IS 22 .00 Dodge City, Kan., clr. 20 36 .00 Edmonton, Alta., cldy. 14 .. .00 Havre, Mont., pt cldy. 32 40 .00 Helena, Mont., clear.. 18 40 .00 Huron, S. D., cloudy... 16 32 .00 Kamloops, B. C., clear 32 .. .00 Kansas City, Mo., clr. 24 38 .00 Lander, Wyo 22 Medicine Hat, pt cldy. 28 Miles City, Mont., clear -22 40 .00 Modena, Utah, clear.. 4 24 .00 Moorhead, Minn., clear 8 18 .00 North Platte, Nel>., clr 24 36 J*o Oklahoma City, clear. 26 46 .00 Pierre, S. D., clear.... 20 34 .00 Prince Albert, Sas., clr 4 .. .00 Qu’Appelle, pt cldy... 14 .00 Rapid City, S. D., clear 28 42 .00 Roseburg, Ore., cloudy 36. 42 .00 Bt. Louis, Mo., clear. . 22 36 .00 St. Paul, Minn., snow.. 12 IS .01 Salt Lake City, clear.. 8 22 .00 S. Ste. Marie, pt cldy. 18 26 .01 Seattle, Wash., cloudy 3S 46 .26 Sheridan, Wyo., clear. 12 42 .00. Slonx City, la., clear.. 18 2* .00 Spokane, Wash., snow 18 26 .01 Swift Current, cloudy. 22 .. .00 The Pas, Man., cloudy 10 .. .00 Toledo, 0., snowing... 22 26 .01 Williston, N. D., clear 24 28 .00 WJnnemucca, New. clr 2 32 00 Winnipeg, Man., cldy. 0 .. !oi OTHER \. D. POINTS Temp Station— ; Jamestown, clear 22 Fargo, clear [ ] 14 M'K.VrilKlt FORECASTS For Bismarck and vicinity: increas ing cloudiness tonight, becoming un settled by Wednesday. Slightly wann er tonight, somewhat colder Wednes day. j 1 '®!" North Dakota: Increasing cloudiness tonjght. becoming unsettled by Wednesday. Slightly warmer to night east and soutii portions, some what colder Wednesday west and north portions. For South Dakota: Mostly fair to night and Wednesday. Warmer to night east and north portions, some what colder Wednesday extreme northwest portion. „ For Iowa: Mostly fair tonight and Wednesday. Not so cold tonight in northwest and north central portions. Somewhat warmer Wednesday except in extreme northwest portion. For Minnesota: Fair tonight: not so cold except 111 extreme southeast por tion. Wednesday becoming unsettled; rising temperature in east portion. For MONTANA: Generally fair to night and Wednesday. Colder north east portion tonight. . WEATHER CONDITIONS High barometric pressure, accom panied bv cold weather, covers the western Rocky mountain and plateau Mates, while a low-pressure area, cen- over Alberta, is accompanied bv wanner weather along the eastern Rocky mountain slope and in the western Canadian provinces. Mod erate temperatures prevail from the plains states eastward. Light precipi tation occurred in the Great Lakes re gion v upper Mississippi valley, and In Washington state, while elsewhere generally fair weather prevails. 1c? I" Missouri river 14.5 inches thick. Bismarck station barometer 28.14 inches; reduced to sea level. 23 33 Inches. ORRIS W. ROBERTS, Official in Charge. ! Morton Downey Is Cast as John Alden New York, Dec. 23 UP)—’The Daily News today says that Mor ton Downey is doing a John Al den over the raido in an effort to reconcile Constance Bennett and her former husband. Phillip Plant. Downey's song “My Yesterday’s With You” was written by Plant, the News says, and passed on to the tenor with the hope that Miss Benentt would interpret be tween the notes. Plant has post poned a hunting trip to Africa, says the paper, to await resuits. Miss Bennett divorced the mil lionaire in Paris in 1929. Downey is the husband of her sister, Bar bara. ‘Open Your Heart’ Work Expected to Be Ended Tonight (Continued from page one) package contained coffee, sugar, toys, candy, nuts? shoes, overshoes, socks and underwear for the children. Because of the difficulty in getting fif ted, Rue said, it has been neces sary to buy many pairs of shoes and Monday four children were fitted out with coats by the A. W. Lucas com pany, free of charge, because the Le gion was unable to supply them from its depleted stock. The same fihn donated more toys and today the veterans group was notified that the Kiwanis club would donate the toys from its Christmas tree. Considerable coal has been trans ferred from the basements of persons who no longer have use for it. Rue said, and in one case the Legion ac cepted the offer of a coal range, plac ing it in a home which had no stove. Most of the money donated by the citizens of the city and surrounding country has been spent, but enough remains to care for last-minute needs and there may be a small balance left over, Rue said. Cash donations of $24 were received today, bringing the total contributed to $392.90. Today’s list of contribu tors follows: Laura Barnett, $1; O. P. Billiard Parlor, $3; G. W. Cass, $1; Bernice E. Olson, Port Yates, $1; Lorenzo Belk, $5; Homer Bryan, $5; A legionnaire, $5; a friend $3. Kidnap Cashier After Robbing Bank of $2,500 Apache, Okla., Dec. 23.—UP)—Rob bers who kidnaped J. W. Pieratt, cashier, after looting the American National bank of $2,500 late yester day were sought over western Okla homa today. Pieratt was freed late last night near El Reno, Okla., after several hours of driving with the money in a sack at his feet. He said his two captors joked and made no attempt to harm him. Kentucky Without A Christmas Now Louisa, Ky„ Dec. 23.—<JV- There Is a Christmas in Kentucky no longer, by order of the United Btates postoffice department. Indiana has a town named Banta Claus, and Kentucky has a community named Christmas, lo cated about 12 miles from here. Last July, when it was so hot that no one was thinking of Christmas, postal authorities de cid*s to dispense with '.he oost offjee «t Christmas. Ky., and ever since it has been served by a rural carrier from Louisa CLASSIFIED AD RATES AH want ads are cash In advance; minimum charge 75 cents. Copy must be received at the Tribune of fice by 9:00 a. m. to Insure Insertion same day In the regular classified page- Cuts, border or white space used on want ads come under the classified display rates at 90 cents per column ineb per lnsertioa REGULAR WANT AD RATEB 6 days, 25 words or under 91.45 3 days, 25 words or under 1.00 2 days. 25 words or under 55 1 day, 25 words or under 75 Ads over 25 words 3 cents additional per word. The Tribune reserves the right to reject any copy submitted, also to re vise any copy to conform with make up rules of Classified Advertising. Phone 32 The Tribune Want Ad Department Male Help Wanted DON’T BE a mis-flt. ~ Qualify for good positions. Catalog Free. Mo lar Barber college, Fargo, N. D. Female Help Wanted at home during spare time. Sub stantial weekly pay; experience un necessary. Dignified employment for honest, sincere, ambitious per sons. Workers League, Naperville, lIL WANTED—Women and girls to de? orate greeting cards. $5 per 100; experience unnecessary; no selling. Write Quality Novelty Co., 6 Franklin St., Providence, JL I. WANTED—Competent girl for gen eral housework. Call at 406 Sixth street. Phone 431. Salesmen WANTED—SaIes representative, ex ceptionally good opening for man who desires to become associated with nationally known manufactur er of suspenders, neckwear, belts and garters. Valuable cooperation, liberal commission, protected terri tory. A man with experience sell ing men’s furnishings wiU be given preference but general qualifica tions will decide. NU-WAY Strech Suspender Co.. Adrian, Michigan. Wanted to Kent WANTED—Pleasant room near bath, also board with good family If pos sible, with no children for refined elderly lady. For appointment write Tribune in care of Ad. No. 72. Personal TO ALL Boy Scouts and boys, free tonic oil and rub with all hair cuts until New Year’s. Lion Murphy of Murphy's Barber Shop, opposite postofficc Miscellaneous OUR FIRST sale of horses for 1931 will be January 12th. Write us for information. We also want agents to buy old, wild or blemished horses for slaughter. Elder Horse Sale Co., Jamestown, N. Dak. WANTED TO BUY—Hogs,' cattle! horses and fresh milch cows. Also barley and rye; will pay 3c per bushel above market price. J. E. Chcsak, Bismarck, N. D. Phone 7-F-24. FOR SALE—Choice Canary singers. Imported German Rollers, chopper! and Harz Mountains. Cages, seed, treats, etc. Phone U5-J. Jacob Bull Dickinson. N D Box 728 FOR SALE—North Dakota honey, 60 lbs.. $6.50, 120 lbs., $12.50. F. O. B. Bismarck, shipped on receipt of price. Sample prepaid, 15c. River side Apiaries, Bismarck, N. D. FOR SALE—Job chases sizes as fol low: 2-30’’x40”, l-26ti”x29%", l-22”x30”, 2-19”x23Vi”, l-27’’x21” 1-17”x22” Bismarck Tribune. FOR SALE—One good Chester White boar, priced reasonable. George Koch, Bismarck, N. D„ 6 miles east - of Bismarck. FOR SALE—Two plate glass show cases, Bx 2 feet, 4 feet high. Cheap now. Phone 518-R. Letters for Santa Given North Wind «Continued from page one* mas, an electric train and a black board, and my brother wants a sled also, thank you. Hopes for lots of luck, Alvin C. Hoff, 218 West Rosser St. Dear Santa Claus: I am four years old. I would like to have a spreader with horses hitch ed to it. I. have two brothers. Their names are Robert and Kenneth. They would like to have blocks. Lloyd Asplund, Wilton, N. D. In care John Asplund. Dear Santa, How are you feeling? lam a little girl seven years old. I want a great big mama doll. My sister wants a big doll too. My brother is crazy for a violin. My uncle wants a wrist watch. I hope you are fine. Your friend Ruth Ollenburger, Wilton, N, D. Dear Santa Claus, I am a little girl 10 years old. I have one sister eight years old and four brothers, two older than myself. Baby is three years old, and George is five years. We would like to all get a present from Santa. Lots of love, La Rue Schosson, Underwood, N. D. Holds Up His Father’s Bank and Shoots Self Dayton, 0., Dec. 23.— (JF) —Refused acceptance of a SIO,OOO note, Virgil Marshall, 37, held up the bank of which his father is president and at tempted to commit suicide when confronted with arrest, police said today He was in a serious condition to. day, but physicians expected him to recover. • Money to Loan MONEY TO LOAN on city property! Write Ad. No. 74 In care of the Trib une, Business Opportunity FOR SALE—Fully equipped meat market in a good mining town. Qtill doing business. Write Tribune In care of Ad. No. 71. Household Goods for Sals FOR SALE—Furniture, ynrf miscellaneous household articles. Also ladies black seal plush coat, size 16 with black fur collar inj cuffs and mohair plush auto robe. Phone 1725. Room and Board ROOM AND BOARD—Two nicely furnished rooms with good board in warm modem home. Conven iently located. Reasonable rates. Homelike privileges. Phone 1389 or call at 608 Second street. WARM comfortable rooms with board, 401 Fifth street. The Mo hawk. Houses and Flats FOR SALE— Brand new five room bungalow with heated garage ad joining, just being completed with ~r nater ial and construction. Strictly modem, built-in features. Open for inspection at 711 Wash n£° ~ . In< l uir * next door. Rein _lioldJDelzer. TOR RENT—Newly decoratedmod ern seven room house, stationary tubs, gas water heater and gas range, basement, new enamel gas iange, kitchen. Reasonable rent. Call at 522 Second street after noons. TOR RENT— At 609 First street.mod era 6 room bungalow. Hot water heat, natural gas Installed. Five to basement. See owner at 100 Ave. B East. FOR RENT—Five ~ room modern house, also 2 room partly modern L?,H, Se ,; Immetilate Possession. Phone Ave "R JOhn Gussner * l2lo Thayer TOR RENT—A new six room - modern boose and basement, garage. Call 1740-w Beventh street or phone FO FOR~ i°o r room modem house. Call at 706 Twelfth street. TOR RENT—Six room modern housed available January Ist. Phone 189. FOR RENT—Furnished andgasheat- ed house. Phone 482-J or 417-J. TOR RENT—Three room house part ly modern. Phone 1394-M. Rooms for Rent TOR RENT—Nicely furnished large room in new home, hot water at all times, also room suitable for light housekeeping and garage. CaU at 307 Tenth street or phone 921, TOr RENT— Two rooms on first floor for light housekeeping. Private en trance. Phone 833-W or call at 323 Eighth street South from 8 a. m. to 12. FOR RENT—WeII furnished front room with kitchenette, gas for Haz elhurst apartments. 411 Fifth Phone 273. FOR RENT—A large furnished sleep ing room in a modern home. Call at 816 Main Ave. or phone 859. FOR rent—Furnished sleeping room suitable for one or two. Close in. Apply at 522 Second street. FOR RENT— Large pleasant room in modem home. Call at 315 Tenth street. FOR RENT—Large office room, rea sonable rental. Inquire at Dahl Clothing store. 410 Main. _ Apartments FOR RENT—Two room apartment on ground floor and two sleeping rooms upstairs. Basement Is par titioned into rooms, unfurnished. Modem home. Call at 222 W. Roadway or phone 503-R or EXTRA FINE NEW APARTMENT TOR RENT—Large living room, bedroom, kitchen and bath. Hot * at ?J JL h « at - Partly furnished. Only SSO if taken at once. Inquire at 813 Eighth street. FOR RENT—Two or three room new - ly decorated apartment. Hot wa ter heat. Will furnish lights, wa ter, heat and gas for cooking. Fur nished or unfurnished. Call at 417 Tenth street. FOR RENT—Furnished apartment, city heat, always warm, also fur nished sleeping rooms for legisla tors, single or double. The Lau rain Apartments. B. F. Flanagan Prop. FOR RENT—Furnished apartment, gas heat and lights. Also 1 base ment apartment partly furnished, also large sleeping room for rent. Call at 622 Third. FOR RENT—Completely and excep tionally well furnished three room modem apartment, ground floor. Call at 120 West Rosser after 6:30 p. m. FOR RENT—Three room furnished apartment on second floor. Gas stove for cooking. Rent $32.00 per month. Phone 499-M or Inquire at Broadway. FOR RENT—Two room apartment, furnished or unfurnished. City heat. Call Room 200, College Build ing or phone 1063. TOR RENT—Two room newly dec orated furnished apartment, gas heated, private entrance, close in. Adults only. Phone 967. FOR RENT—In modem home, sun ny two room furnished apartment Call at 924 Fourth street or phone 543-W. FOR RENT—Small basement apart ment, $15.00 per month, also gar age. Evarts Apartments, 314 Third street. FOR RENT—Two room apartment on ground floor, $22.00 per month. Call at 618 Sixth street. FOR RENT—Two room apartment downstairs. Unfurnished. Call at 400 Fourth street. Dead Animals Wanted EAD ANIMALS WANTm-qiiinfc service will be given removing your dead or undesirable live such as hones, hogs, cows and sheep, all tree of charge. We call for ona or more, larga er Write ey phone us promptly Northern Rendering Company, Bis marck. N. D. Box 365. Phone 408.