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FEBRUARY 4 1931. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE fSaatiu liUtp (fclnh* A Lee Syndicate Neivsuujier Issued Every Week Day by the MASON City GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. a Such a policy is in tragic disconsonance with the philosophy of free government and failure in the end is as certain as death and taxes. WILL F. MUSE Editor W. EARL. HALL Managing Editor LEE P. LOOMIS Business Manager MEMBEIt OF TilE ASSOCIATES) PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Daily, per year ..' $7.00 Daily, per week 15 Outside of Mason City and Clear Luke Daily, per year by carrier 57.00 Daily, per week by carrier 15 Daily, per year by mail 4-00 B months, 52.25; 3 months, $1.25; 1 month .' .50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year H.OU 8 months ?3.25 3 months 1-75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter. A refusal of praise is a desiru to he praised twice.--LA KOCHEFOUCAULD AS DAN TURNER SEES IT O SINGLE sentence in Governor Dan Turner's first utterance as chief of Iowa was more noteworthy mn this: "When all those citizens, generally denominated good citizens, render strict observance of all laws the vexing problem of law enforcement will be well on the road to solution." In other words Iowa's problem and the nation's robiem is fundamentally one of "law observance" ather than "law enforcement." The answer to the ucstion will be found in respect for law rather than ear of law. OTHER EDITORS T H E O L D H O M E T O W N B y Stanley IF BUTLER SHOULD RESIGN /-vFFICIALLY the Butler-Mussolini incident' is closed *"' The general has been spanked and the governmen has satisfied Mussolini's self-esteem. But much more may be heard of it, unofficially. If the fighting officer can prove that he was justified in his "hit-and-run' charge, Mussolini is going to be made most uncomfort able by the affair. For while no doubt Italian news papers, under the strict fascist censorship, will be for bidden to tell what comes out at the court martial such news has a way of leaking past the most vigilan censors. And there is a. bitterly hostile undergrouni press in Italy that evades the censorship which wil delight in spreading it. The state of mind in which Mussolini has been lef by the affair may· be indicated by the drastic actio: taken against Butler, which exceeds all precedenl Never before has so high-ranking an officer bee courtmartialed in our services, and in similar instance of undiplomatic remarks a reprimand by the depart ment has been held sufficient. Moreover, an officia apology by the government over the remarks of a officer, even tho highly improper, is most unusua The evidence is that Mussolini was prepared to go long way to punish his American critic, if our govern ment was driven to such drastic procedure. Of course Butler as a naval officer embarrasse his government by his speech. But it does seerr that--particularly if it can be proved that the tale \ve true--the government could have handled the affa in some different manner. It may prove almost as em barrassing to Washington as to Rome, for while th courtmartial may be held,in secret, nothing can prevent General Butler from resigning and shouting his proofs from the housetops. Perhaps the American people rather hope he will. . NO LONGER A"SALARY GRAB" TNTELE, proposal before the state legislature to do ~~^iy :witb.':the expense allowance voted in the last assembly, the major point has been muffed. The wrong involved in the so-called salary grab lay not in the fact that increased remuneration was provided but that the legislators were invalidating their contract with those who elected them and voting themselves an increase of pay. Tho the compensation was inadequate they had definitely agreed to work for it. If they had made the expense allowance operative after the next election, no fair criticism could have been lodged against them, as we see it. The reasonable view is that a worker is worthy of his hire. And a corollary of this is that Iowa's ablest men are not going to be attracted into public life if the financial sacrifice is too great. In the case of the state legislature, the sacrifice has been too great and the "norm line" of ability has not even approached maximum. Those who voted themselves a salary boost have faced the consequences of their act at the polls. Many of them paid with the loss of their jobs. A few were strong enough to pull thru in spite of this one handicapping factor. To the Globe-Gazette it seems the "salary-grab" attributes have vanished from the situation. The question now is entirely one of continuing the better financial inducement to able men in public life Except in the case of those who made their campaigns, on a promise to "kill the salary grab bill," we see no obligation \ipon any representative or senator to vote for the Stodclard measure. FROM THE MOSCOW NOTEBOOK Davenport Times: Senator Brookhart's pet theory f economics is set forth in an interview appearing n the Chicago Tribune of today. It is one of a series of articles written bji Arthur Sears Henning dealing vith the radical movements in congress. Our own Smith Wildman offers as a cure for agricultural depression the limiting of earnings of capital to 4 per cent. This figure, he explains, is slightly in excess of the percentage of increase of national wealth and to impose some such limit would safe- · guard the farmer and all others whose earnings are nominal. That is Marxian socialism pure and simple and the effect of it would be to sovietize the country since no one would care to hazard his earnings in a business venture when the maximum return would not be in. excess of that obtained from government Such a naive proposal is the negation of the very essence of American life a repudiation of the spirit which has produced a standard of living such as the world has never witnessed. Remove incentive from private enterprise and the socialization of the nation is inevitable. The elaboration of. Senator Brookhart's economic theories serves merely to expose the shallowness of his pretensions and his incurable socialistic bent. Happily his ideas appeal only to those malcontents equally incapable of discerning the falsity of his panaceas or of appreciating their dangers. No greater disaster could befall the working classes of the nation than to apply such a spurious formula for the reason that it would put an end to all extension and expansion of our industrial structure and condemn to idleness and misery many times the number who have been temporarily removed from the payroll by the present depression. Answers The answers t« iiucsllnnM prinlrd liorr rach day are aperlmrnn picked from tbti mass nf IniiLlrle* luimllfU by our Information bureau. Thin valuable service la for the free II.SB of the public. Ask uny finesllnn of fnct ynu nmy \vnnt to know and yoa will Ret tin immctlliitfl reply. \Vrltn plainly, Inclose Z cents In coin or stamps for return po«tUK« itntl iitldrctiH the (ilubc-tjtizette Information Ilureatl, Frederic J. llaskln, Dlrecliir, Washington, 1). ;. OTEY NEW OA11--DIET HAS PUT A UOT OF -TRAMP-S OH THeie FEET; SO FAR THIS )I93L i-CG W.STANLE* Q. Which member of the Wash-1 ington family is helping to furnish the replica of Mount Vernou 1" Paris'.' K. M. A. Miss Anne Madison Washington, grcat-great-great niece of the first president, is at present in Paris, where she is'supervising the furnishing and decorations of the replica of Mount Vernou which is being erected in Paris for the International Colonial and Overseas Exposition to be held from May 1 to Oct. 31, 1931. P.. When \vns the first radio program received in the United States from I t a l y ? ,1. K. A. On Jan. 1, 1931, when Premier Benito Mussolini, speaking from "acist headquarters in Rome, sent lis New Year's greetings to America thru coast-to-coast networlcs. This was the first program ever neard in this country originating on -he Italian mainland. Twice before, however, listeners had heard pro- ranis from Italian waters--from the yacht of Senatore Guglielmo Marconi, the father of radio, anchored off the coast of the peninsula How many students at Wcsl Point ami Annapolis ? W. K. A, The authorized strength of the military academy at West Point N. Y. is 1,374 cadets, and 4 Fill pinos. The authorized strength o the naval academy at Annapolis Md. is 2,743. Q, Where can I get the ptiotnpliij story ot "Sunny Sidn XIp." M. S. A. From the Fox Studios, 1401 BUT HE COTJLH TWIST THE TAIL Ward Barnes, in Eagle Grove Eagle: Our good friend Earl Hall of Mason City, managing editor of the Globe-Gazette, says his good friend, Verne Marshall, managing editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette- Republican, is all wet in his university clean-up campaign. Where there is so much moisture there should be drinks for everybody. In conversation on this matter with Mr. Hall Tuesday evening, suggested there must be some proof N SHE WAS "KIND AND HUMAN" EWS received Tuesday of the death of Mrs. F. Maj Tuttle of Osage brot a sense of personal sorrow DIET and HEALTH Ky LOGAN CLUNUENING, ftl. I). Author of "TUB HUMAN BODY" Dr. CJendi'iUng carmut dLu^ituso cir uivt- personal answers to letters from readers. When (jticaituns arc or general interest. tiowcvcr, they will bii t a k e n up, in order, in the daily column. Address your om-riea to Dr. Ujyan Cloud ening. care of The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly ami not moro than 200 words A and loss to members of the Globe-Gazette staff who for some ten years have had contact with her. She was an able correspondent with an unusually welt-developed news sense and an equally notable ability to write clearly and concisely. So well did she understand the Globe-Gazette's conception or news values that it was almost never necessary to add to, subtract from or alter her items in the editing. Mrs. Tuttle was a keen student of outdoor life. Her attainments in the field of ornithology were known far and Tiear and on more than one occasion this phase of her genius was turned to the Globe-Gazette's benefit thru the medium of a nature story. Several months ago the Globe-Gazette learned that Mrs. Tuttle was lighting a£attle against disease that to others would seem hopeless. But she kept working and smiling. Even when she was unable to do the correspondence work herself, she directed the labors of others. Only last weelr the state editor received from her a penciled note expressing appreciation for one feature in the paper which commended itself to hei because it was "so kind and human." We seek about for words applicable to her life and we find none more comprehensively descriptive than these from her own little note of only a few days ago, "kind and human.' of the charges against President Jessup, or a liusl uit of appalling magnitude would be started with a ure chance of victory. "President Jessup is of Quaker parentage and vould never seek vindication thru a libel suit against ·larshall or anybody else," Mr. Hall answered. President Jessup should at least follow the example of another famous Quaker. This Quaker's cow .ticked him out into the no man's land of the dairy, pilling the milk in his face and bruising him cruelly. He addressed himself, to the cow ttua: "I; will hot curse thee. I will not beat thee, but ! will twist thy dam tail." We respectfully recommend that President Jessup ry out this procedure on the Cedar Rapids editor. THE UNITED STATES MINISTER TO CANADA Toronto Muii and Empire: Lieut-Col, the Hon. Hanford MacNider, United States minister to Canada, s a personable character, who more and more recommends himself to the people to whom he has been accredited by his government. Prank and outspoken beyond the usual wont of plenipotentiaries, he makes riends wherever he goes. There is a certain piquancy about his personality which is altogether engaging. He docs not take himself too seriously; and he has .he advantage of having come to this country full of admiration for the Canadian people and of the dramatic role which they played in the great war While he gives ground to no one in loyalty to his own republic, he has the largeness of mind to recognize the Canadian point of view. He recently -said in an address to the Canadian club of Montreal: "You have your allegiance to your king and the great British Empire. You are important beyond your own conception because of that very relationship. We have our great traditions and tenets, of which we are just as proud. There is no conflict between us, and there never will be." This is good medicine. Our hope is that Colonel MacNider will long represent the Washington administration at Ottawa. A TYPICAL CHARGE Hampton Chronicle: If one of the charges of the Cedar Rapids crowd against the state university management indicates the character of the mil. v-'u,- other charges they will all fall flat. This one infers that President Jeasup, W. R. Boyd, chairman of the finance committee, and Charles-M. Dutcher, Iowa City attorney, have built up a machine which dictated appointment to the state board of education. We know one member of the board of education who had never personally met either of these gentlemen, and at the Lime of his appointment he had never heard of Charley Dutcher. Neither of these three gentlemen had a single thing to do with his appointment. ROBERTS' PLATFORM RECALLED Kolfe Arrow: Both wets and drys claim a victory in the Wickersham report. It reminds us of the days- when George E. Roberts used to write the republican platforms in Iowa. George could put a double or even a triple meaning into a platform and pacify al factions. Conventions always adjourned in harmonj after Mr. Roberts had performed his task. But jus the same, there was a lot of truth in that report h people would only believe it. SHOULDER PAIN AND GALLSTONES N ATTACK of gallstone colic is one of the most terrible experiences a human being can go thru. A stone wanders out of the gall bladder and begins to engage in the duct, resulting in spasm of the gall bladder muscles, disteution of the gall bladder and an agonizing pain over the lower border of the right ribs. When several attacks come in succession, the general health suffers accordingly. Few people who have genuine attacks of gallstone colic object to a surgical operation for their removal. Such severe cases as that just described, however, are rare signs o gallstones or of gall bladder disease Sometimes there is just mild pain like a neuritis or a dull ache. A ourious feature is that the pain i Dften confined to the region of the right shoulder alone. Such shoulde pains are often diagnosed arthritii ir neuritis. Or. Cleiulcning EARLIER DAYS Hclng n Dally rom|lln(loii cif Interesting Item* frtini tftc "Twenty Ywirs Aco" Vlles ot HID Glniic-dnzeUp. ---------------- 1'EB. I, Mill ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ North Calif. Western Ave., Hollywood, Q. What J.olm Fox book \viu published after his dttufli? S. R. A. John Fox died in 1919. In 1920 Erskine Dale" was published. Jaundice, the staining of the skin when bile gets Mason City fans are again beginning to talk base- jall. For some time a Central Iowa organization has jeeu in the incubator and as yet it is impossible to tell whether it will be a hatch or a bad egg. Marshalltown, Eldora, Iowa Falls, Webster City, Clear Lake, Decorah and Humbpldt have all been reported eager to join an association of this kind. Managers and stockholders oE baseball teams have in most instances found that the expense side of the ledgers overbalance the receipts. And one of the big items of expense is that of transporting a team. If 10 or a dozen of the cities such as have been suggested, could get together, a schedule could be arranged that would save much of this expense. The Mason City fans will hold a meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 o'clock at the Iowa State bank. Most of these towns will support independent teams regardless of this organization. The North Iowa Lximber company has sold its lumber business to the Northern Lumber company with /headquarters n.t Esthcryllle. Tic. UE5?r ..compan has done business in northern Iowa for the last 2 years. It is an Iowa concern, operated by some of th best lumber men in northern Iowa. T. H. Lavender the local manager for the old firm, will stay with th new company and will be glad to have all of his ol' friends call and see him at the same place. S. A. Sirrine and Henry Curvo of Clear Lak were in the city yesterday on. business. Charles Grimm, who is toning up his farm south into the blood, is caused in many cases by gallstones | cast o £ {] ie c jt y un ttl it 'is one^of the nicest place or gall bladder disease. It does not always mean gallstones, nor do all people with gallstones have it..But small gallstones may prevent the bile from entering the intestine and force it to enter the blood stream. The jaundice of gallstone disease may be very fleeting. Chronic forms of dyspepsia may be the only indications of gall bladder disease. There may be symptoms .very much like ulcer of the duodenum--discom- ort and caking in the pit of the stomach relieved by food. The gall bladder lies close lo the duodenum and nflammation in the gall bladder may spread to the duodenum, causing the symptoms which imitate ulcer. Food will start movements in the duodenum, thus jartially emptying the gall bladder and relieving the symptoms. Perhaps the most frequent form of gall bladder dyspepsia is gas on the stomach and belching. Most ;as in the stomach is swallowed air. Gum chewers swallow a great deal of air. and we all swallow some with our food. For some reason gall bladder disease stops the air from being readily discharged and the patient feeis bloated. How can one be sure that if such symptoms arc present they are due to gall bladder disease? How is the diagnosis confirmed, in other words? We _have some very reliable methods now, using the X-ra}', which will be described Thursday. Kditnr's TVnll-: l-'nur pamphlets and four articles by Dr. Clundenlnt; can now be obtained hy sending 10 ccnta In coin for each pamphlet and 1! cenla In coin fnr ciach article, wltti a sclf-mldresseil. stamped envelope, lo Dr. Lopnn Clcndenlnu. In crtrc of this paper, or Central Press AKSof-latlon, l-)3: Knst Twelfth street. Cleveland, Olvlo. The pamphlets are: "Reducing and GalnLnp." "Inlanl Feeding," "Instructions lor Uie Treatment ot Diabetes" ami "Feminine Hygiene." The articles arc: "Normal Diet." "Did of the Expectant Mother," · Tu- beculoais" and "The Atonic Atmomlnal Wall." Q. How far Inland is Canlierrn, he new capital of Australia? J. L. A. It is seventy milea inland, connected with a land-locked bay by a railroad. O_. Does tlio heat of the sun produce sunburn? I. W. A. No. It's the ultra-violet rays. Q. What part of church membership comes from Sunday schools? K. K. A. At least 70 per cent. J. How was cooking done in the old brick oven which had no fire under it? M. L. H. A. The old-fashioned outside oven had a domed chamber built of brick ·and heated by means of light wood and sticks burned inside. When the bricks were well heated the ashes and embers were raked out and the floor swept and the food to be cooked introduced by a flat, wooden shovel with a long handle and the door was then closed. 0_. Please describe the clock ou the houses of parliament. E. 1C. A. Four dials, each 23 feet square; figures 2 feet; minute hand 14 feet; The famous bell Big Ben weighs 13',;. tons. Q. Whsit country has a flag most nearly like ours? 1". L. A. The flag of Liberia is identical except that it has a single star upon its field. Our flag was'taken as a model. }. Has the Corcoran gallery of art In Washington, always occupied tlio si(c upon which it now stjinds? Lu L. A. The original home of the institution was at Pennsylvania avenue and Seventeenth street, but In 1897 its collections were transferred to the present building, located at New York avenue and Seventeenth street, Washington, "D. C. BO-BROADWAY JOSEPH VAN UAAI/Cn~ KASY FOR BKOOKHART Wobsler City Freeman-Journal: The talk of Han- Lord MacNider as a candidate for the United States senate in 3032 persists. The Freeman-Journal doesn't know whether or not' the "rumor" has any legs to stand upon, but it hopes Mac will be the candidate against Brookhart. However, it would be a bloodless victory for "Brook." just like, taking candy from a. baby. RIDING TO A CERTAIN FALL T-\RESIDBNT Machado is riding lo an eventual fall " in Cuba. In suppressing unfriendly newspapers, tie has the idea that that is all he is doing. He thinks he i.s merely denying the a right to print hut in fact he is denying the people of their right lo read. MARBLES OK S K A T 1 N O T Thompson Courier: The Lions club at Forest City ins arranged to have the Waldorf tennis courts flooded lo provide skating for the small tots who are not allowed to go to the river for this amusement. A very commendable community service--but if the 'spring weather continues they had better change the proposed rink into a court for marble shooting. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he i* tempted, I am tempted of Gnd: for God cftnnot be tempted with evil, neither tcmpteth he any man.--James, i, 12, 33. lly t.llMAI! A. (JUKS'I KNOWN AND UNKNOWN Oh, we have mastered time and space And mighty deeds we do. Around the world our words may race, Our ships may sail the blue, But helpless still we seem to be Against the tide of misery. Oh, we have conquered much, no doubt, But mortals still endure Until their lives are fretted out Grave ills we cannot cure. Tho speech around the world we send, The imbecile we cannot mend. Each clay some forward step we take, Some goal our courage gains, Some new discovery we make, But cancer still remains! And helpless at a sufferer's bed The baffled doctor shakes his head. Tho he has charted moons and suns And trapped the lightning's force, The streptococcus germ still runa Its devastating' force. Pain and despair at every turn Cry loudly: "Man has much to learn!" Agamnt a building (strong and tall The work of many hands And men'tt discoveries, great and -small, A little blind boy .stands. Thus strangely Hide hy side are -shown What's known to man, and what's unknown. adjacent to Mason City, has been at Austin looking around, but has returned to his home here. The Flanders "20" automobile is the "little sister of the 'big strong E-M-F "30." Greatest automobil values in America. See us. Marsh.-Hunlr.ins Auto com pany. Judge A. H. Cummings is at DCS Moinea on busi ness and incidentally will take a look at the solon who are endeavoring to nominate a United States senntor. W. A. Westfall of Northwood, who is now to be a resident of Mason City, moved to the city yesterday with his family. The family will occupy a house at 725 North Main street. Mrs. Ray Prusia left yesterday for Fort Dodge where she will be a guest of homefolks for several days. A schoolteacher is wanted in Lime Creek No. 9 very badly, the former teacher having resigned. The combined efforts of Superintendent Mahannah and the schoolboard of the district have yet been unable to find a person with the necessary qualifications to teach. Tonight the Trades and Labor assembly will be launched in this city. The meeting is to be held in the hall over the Peoples State bank. Those who have this matter in hand are exceedingly anxious that there be a big attendance. This is the first time that anything of this kind has been undertaken in Mason City. Spanish coal mines steadily employ more than 1,100 women in labor that has to be done above ground. The Lehigh Cement company has moved its office which was for some time on North Main street to the site of its plant, northwest of the city. The move is made to afford nearer access for the officials of the plant to the working conditions. Later the company may decide to maintain downtown offices. The Monday club will be entertained Monday a the home of Mrs. Glass. Miss Clara Remley is the hostess. 'EW YORK, Feb. 4.--The owner 1 of.a New York theater housing he biggest hit of the season has .wo seats on the third row, on the lisle, always reserved for him and friends. It's almost impossible to get tickets at the box offfice less than three weeks ahead. One afternoon the theater man .old the box office lie wouldn't require the usual two seats and to sell them. Just then a customer approached the box office and said ho wanted two seats for that night's performance but supposed he couldn't do "any better than-the twentieth, row. "Oh, yes," said the box office girl, "we have two excellent seats for tonight. Third row, center, on the aisle." "Third row, center, on the aisle?" repeated the customer. "This show isn't such a success after all is it?" "Oh yes it is. It's a great success." "H'm," said the customer gently edging away and relinquishing his place at the window. And he never returned. followed by a corps of men known as "banana chasers." The bunches of fruit, picked green in Central and South Amer- They weren't going to get him parting with his hard-earned dough for a show that was so bad that you could buy third-row seats on the fternoon of the performance. Nix. rNSUWG HEROES--When trucks loaded with bananas are driven rom the fruit steamers to the pro- uce district In New York they are YOU'RE THE JUDGE ica, are shipped north in burlap jags; and nearly every bag hag at east one tarantula bidden somewhere in its smelly civerts. Porters who handle other fruit consignments balk at bananas. Thus the 'chasers" came inOa being. One look at The Brothers and you can understand their contempt for a little thing like an intimate brush with a sassy tarantula. They're every bit as tough and? unholy as the insects they handle. .pOSTLY SPITE--The lads -who tries L;V.ymJnany Town's thousands of restaurants and cafeterias gradually develop an unpleasant outlook on life. You can't spend most of your waking hours in. artificially lighted, greasy, overheated, malodorous precincts and keep^ « strangle-hold on a. belief In the sweetness of existence. Many of these men are foreigners or are of foreign parentage and have come into the world with an inborn grudge against things in general. Thus situated, harassed with uncongenial toil the only way they know to relieve their Bur- charged feelings to "take it out on th' boss" by sabotage. Not so long ago the organized cafeteria and restaurant owners of New York issued a statement to the effect that saboteurs among their employes deliberately wasted or destroyed from one to two million dollars' worth of food a year! Who's Who and Timely Views INDUSTRY AND UNEMPLOYMENT By COL. ARTHUR WOODS Chairman, Emergency Committee for Employment. A r t h u r \Vofiiltl u-ns bum at fiiwlnn, Mas:!., Jan. 20, 3R70. He IB a. Kraciuate of Itnrviml unit later sliirlletl lit Berlin. Frrjm 1805 to 1005 lie was a schoolmaster at «rolon, Mass. Ttien lie wau n. reporter for Urn New Yorlc KvenltlK Sun, In the lumber imsincss in Mexico anil the cotton converting huslness tn Boston. In 1907 lie was martn deputy'polliie commissioner of Now York City, lie was police commifialnner from 1DH lo 1918. He now in chairman of President. Hnovcr's Emergency Committee for Employment, anil u director of several corporations. He Is a veteran of the WorJrt war, having attained the rank of colonol. lie was awarded the DlstlnKiilahed Service Medal. "TEB HKPPLETHWAITE was looking over his ex i^ panse of farm. In one corner of the farm was small creek. It was that particular place on whic Zeh centered his gaze. He decided that the creek need ed a mill dam across it and so he and Hen Barlow, his hired man, set to work, and soon, with the occasional help of his and Hen's sons, they completed the dam. But it wasn't long after the dam was completed before Zeb's troubles began. One day one of his neighbors began to complain that because of the dam the water in the creek had been rendered stagnant and the. air befouled, and soon another neighbor went to the district attorney, and made other complaints. At last the district attorney was prevailed upon to file suit against Zeb for maintaining a public nuisance. How would you decide Ihls :IIKU? Millie up ' 0 " r mind before you read the, decision. The iln:l*jrjii: The court held will) Heiiplothwailc. The Jiuters re.'tsoncfl thu.s: To eoii.iUUitc-. a puhllc miUrttice tlie net «lonr must affect a right or do Injury lo an r n l l r c community. Ot" course. It may lie held n privalc nulsanre, init In thai case sonic speiMul I n j u r y to Ihc privnle rights miifit he .shown. ·-THE PRESENT business deproK- 1 sion has given rise to a changed attitude on the part of American industry toward economic problems which is resulting in considerable experiment- i n g with t h e view to relieving distress s i t u a - tions. Contacts w i t h industrial representatives h a v e shown that there exists a profound realization of the b r o a d significance of an unemployment situation and thai ing recognition Colonel Arthur Woods that such conditions can be prevented and that they are not inevitable There has been a real advance to ·vard reducing unemployment in thi growing tendency nf individual citi xens to accept .social rcsponsibilitj to provide employment whereve possible. Because it is practically impossi ble lo gather figures on the numbe of odd and full time jobs provide by individual householders o groups, statistics arc lacking. Bi: for some weeks past we have bee receiving encouraging reports of th manner in which these job can paigns have advanced. The plans evolved by Home com m u n i l y groups to provide cmerg ncy employment are bright proofs American Ingenuity. Some of lem appear almost to make two obs grow where none at all existed efore. These efforts have greatly in- reused in effectiveness with, the rndual improvement in organiza- ion of local employment commit- cea. One of the interesting plans to omo to our attention is the Buffalo ivic committee plan to provide a ob for an emergency worker in almost every block in the city. Mayor Charles K. Roesch has appointed 'block captains" charged with or- ;ani/.ing the neighbors in their blocks to contribute 50 to 75 cents i week, to pay a man to shovel snow : rom the walks. This is expected to jrovide about 515 a week to each worker, who is the head of a needy family selected by the odd job bureau of the committee. The arrangement ia designed to last for 10 weeks. The worker agrees to shovel all snow and takes an equal chance with the employers on tha snowfall. He gets paid the same, whether there is much or ·· little snow. It is expected that he will also be hired for other odd jobs in the block to which he has been assigned. This neighborhood organization under a "block captain" is being worked in other cities, and brings the odd-job idea down to the plane of definite remilts. There are numerous other examples of ingenious organization thruout the country.

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