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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 6, 1936
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FOUR MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 6 1936 IOWA WPA STRIKE THREAT RENEWED Labor Leaders Charge Hill Has Failed to Keep Agreement. DBS MOINES--UPt -- Renewed threats of a state WPA strike were made Wednesday by Iowa federation of labor leaders who charged Administrator L. S. Hill has "failed to lend a hand to carry out a recent agreement with the federation." "The Iowa Federation of Labor is determined that Hill shall live up to the signed agreement he entered into with the labor of Iowa pledging himself to co-operate with labor leaders in seeing that a four point program was put into effect in the state," R. J. McAnnally, secretary of the federation said after communicating with J. C. Lewis, state federation president, now in Washington. McAnnally declared that Hill has failed to carry out his promises of "increasing allocation of money for the state in order to provide c/sh for all eligible people, provide for the employment of the destitute not now eligible for WPA work, increase the WPA monthly wages and payment of the prevailing wages by WPA." "The state federation is doing its part, but Mr. Hill refuses to lend i hand in doing what he signed an agreement to do," McAnnally said. "In fact, to all appearances, he has worked against putting the agreed program into effect. He has the legal' authority to increase the monthly pay of WPA workers and reduce the working hours to a point where the prevailing wage would obtain for time labored." McAnnally said Lewis was in Washington conferring with federal government officials regarding the Iowa situation. Previously a strike was ordered for Jan. 2, but state union labor and WPA workers failed to support the call, and the strike was called off. Leaves for Missouri. 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Dr. Fishbein continued: "The greatest menace In this reign of slaughter is the drinking driver-not the drunk, mind you, according to one high authority--as extensive experiments conclusively show. "When your car is moving at a speed of 60 miles an hour, you are traveling 88 feet a second. A person reacts in about one-fifth second to what he sees or hears, psychologists reveal. This is known as the reaction time. "When the mind is controlled by alcohol, this time may be slowed to two-fifth second, or even much slower. If you lose one-fifth second in deciding what to do, you have traveled 18 feet, or 36 feet if you lose two-fifths second. Either of these distances may mean the difference between safety and crippling or death. Efficiency Lowered by Whisky. "In Milwaukee, a doctor tested the effects of small amounts of alcohol on a number of people to determine what the alcohol would do to their minds. Each was given about an ounce of whisky. Every one suffered a remarkable loss of efficiency. Even when apparently able to do mechanical work more rapidly, he did so at the expense of accuracy. In another experiment a device was used to measure the time that elapsed between a signal and the application of brakes. Four ounces of whisky was given. "Those who had this amount were able to pass the ordinary te-ts used to deternrr.e drunkenness, and were able to perform adequately the routine actions involving in driving, but i they were not able to do as well in avoiding obstacles placed in the road, backing the car and using the emergency brake rather than the foot brake. "Reaction time was increased in everyone of them, even though the alcohol taken was well under the limit necessary to produce drunkenness. Considered Actual Proof. "Dr. Herman A. Heise, who conducted these experiments, considers them actual proof that it's not the drunk who constitutes the greatest menace, but the drinking driver. "It is apparently a mistake to consider a person sober as long as he can still talk and walk. We have to know how much alcohol he has had to know the extent to which the alcohol is responsible for motor accidents. "To show what effects a. small amount of alcohol will have, one man was able to thread 180 needles in 20 minutes at 10 o'clock in the morning. He did this over and over for 14 days. "Then at 11 o'clock on the night of the 14th day he drank about 1% ounces of whisky. The next morning he tried to thread needles again, 11 hours after drinking, and continued this for 10 days. His efficiency in threading needles was 6 per cent less after taking the alcohol. "In Stockholm, Sweden, where they determine the actual amount of alcohol in the blood, 41 per cent of all men admitted to the hospital because of accident injuries were found to have alcohol in the blood. Attitude in England. 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The effects persist and may be responsible for a motor accident long after the alcohol is first taken. How to Tell If Driver "Safe." "How are you to tell when a person is intoxicated and unable to perform suitably in a motor car? "A very simple tesl is to ask him to touch his nose with a finger of both the right and the left hand. Ask him to take a key, walk across the room and unlock a door and then bring the key back. "In this way you may learn whether walking is normal and straight, whether there is fumbling- with the lock, and whether the person can turn without becoming confused. Ask him to talk or read and see whether he slurs Ms words or stum- bies in reading. "These simple tests will frequently determine whether it is safe to let him drive. If not, make up your mind not to ride with him--and stick to your decision. "Today the number of deaths from motor vehicles is greater than that of suicides and murders combined. More accidents take place during late fall and .winter than in summer and spring, even though motor cars are used less during the winter. "It behooves us, therefore, to be especially careful during November, December, January and February. "More boys anj girls were killed last year by automobiles than died of diphtheria, scarlet fever or typhoid." Doctor Says He May Add Snow Shovel to Medical Equipment SHENANDOAH--0» .--· "If this weather keeps up," Dr. Leo Sturmer commented, "I'm going to add a snow shovel to my obstetrical equipment." The doctor had just returned from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alden Swansons near Essex where he delivered a daughter early to- dav. "I dug snow off most of highway 48 between here and the Swansons' home to get there," 'he said, "and I dug snow most of the way to get back. I doubt if I'll ever get warm again." The temperature last night was 26 below zero. State Employes Cramped SALEM, Ore. (UP)--Oregon's state board of control recently ordered all state cars conspicuously marked so that employes using them on Sundays and holidays might be held up to public condemnation. Matanuska Gardens Thrive PALMER, Alaska (UP)--Matan- uska colonists have produced potatoes which weigh four pounds each, enough to feed an entire family, cabbages which weigh 21 pounds and pea pods 10 inches long. 99,000 DIED IN 1935 ACCIDENTS I Killed Every 6 Minutes, Tabulation by Safety Council Shows. CHICAGO, (jPt--Ninety-nine thousand Americans died in accidents last year--one every six minutes. That was the tabulation announced by the national sifety council. The total bill for Americans' carelessness was added up to approximately $3,000,000,000 In property damage, wage loss and medical expense. Council statisticians told the story in these grim figures: 99,000 killed; 365,000 permanently injured; 9,100,000 temporarily disabled; 27 killed every day, 11 every hour, one every six minutes; 25,000 injured every day; 1,000 every hour, 16 every minute; 1,000 permanently injured every day, 41 every hour. Drop From 193i. They noted a drop of 3,000 from 1934 but pointed out the heat and drought of the latter year claimed 3,250 lives. Motor vehicle crashes brought death to 36,400, an all-time high, permanent injury to 107,000 and temporary hurts to 1,170,000. Monetary loss in this bracket was set at 51,600,000.000. There were 31,500 fatalities in home accidents, a decrease of Bine per cent from 1934. Falls accounted for about 44 per cent of them with burns, scalds, asphyxiation, firearms, poison and cuts other leading causes. There were 4,600,000 injuries. Monetary loss was set at $580,000,000. Occupational Deaths. Occupational deaths totaled 16,500 and injuries 1,400,000. Their cost was reckoned at $620,000,000. This was a slight increase but industrial activity was at a higher level. A duplication of 2,900 deaths in the automobile and occupational classes was pointed out. Public accidents other than those previously listed resulted in 17,500 deaths. Brownings, falls and fireworks and firearms were included in this category. The council said the death rate per 100,000 population In the United States had declined from 85.5 ta 1912 to 77.8 in 1935 due chiefly to the application of safety measures. It expressed confidence the five year campaign designed to reduce motor vehicle fatalities 40 per cent would force a still greater reduction. The drive was started January 1 on a nationwide scale but statistics on its progress will not be available until late this month. Current Crop Hnge, PALMER, Alaska (UP)--Matan- uska valley yielded 400 bushels ot currants, or nearly 10 tons, to the acre this season, it is reported. This is said to be heavier than any yield in the United States, and would bring more than ?94 per acre at New York prices. N-E 1 SPECIAL Sr LONG DISSBNCE CALLS EVERY NIGHT ALL BAY SUNDAY m)WINEFFECT Special rates on station-to-station calls now are in effect not only after 7 o'clock every night bnt also all daySun» day. These rates apply oa s£ation-to-$tatioa calls for which the day rate is 40 cents or more. Also, there now are special rates on person-ro-persoo calls every night after 7 o'clock aad all day Sunday.These rates apply, in general, on petson-to-persoa calls for which the day rate is 55 cents or more. TYPICAL THREE-MINUTE RATES Stutioa-to-JtitiM fiata Persoa-to-Psrsen fatet Week Night ml Wnk BlnHerf ·-"---"-- "~ smaw D»v -" · _JOO _20f . 300 _400 500 " .60 $ .35 .60 _ .« 1.75 " 2.05 -SO " i.oo 1.1 s" L 4( L 1.80 _*·*!. .95 2.55~ J.20 J.45~ K65 NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY

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