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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 17 1936 FIVE SAYS TOWNSEND PLAN IS GRAFT Bell Charges Heads Have Pocketed Hundreds of Thousands. WASHINGTON--Charges t h a t heads of the Townsend old age pension movement have pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars have been laid before the house rules committee by Representative C. Jasper Bell. Missouri democrat. He appealed to the committee to sanction a congressional investigation of the Townsend and other old age pension movements. Although s o m e congressional backers of the Townsend movement have welcomed an inquiry, Representative Smith, Washington democrat, served notice that he would oppose it. Collections Arc Listed. Reading from letters from persons formerly connected with the Townsend plan, statements of officers and other documents, Bell listed the money making possibilities of the plan as including: Six million club members claimed, initiation fee 25 cents each. Dues to OARP, Ltd., 10 cents a month. Sale of Townsend weekly, 5 cents a copy. Sale of buttons at 10 cents each, photos of Dr. F. E. Townsend, sponsor of the plan, 50 cents to $5; sale of copies of McGroarty bill at 25 cents each. Stickers on Autos. Automobile stickers 10 cents each; sale of Townsend medalions SI each; question and answer books, 25 cents each; barbecues, picnics, etc. Bell said Dr. Townsend stated that in Colorado there were 200,000 club members over half of whom paid 10 cents each, and that voluntary contributions reached ?2,000 a month. "It is figured out that they were taking in about $250,000 a year from Colorado alone, according to sworn testimony," said Bell. $200,000 a Year. Bell asserted that an editor of the Roy Chapin Dies DETROIT, VP--Kay D. Chapin, who left college in 1902 to turn his youth I ill hobby of photography to profit in an automobile company, lay dead here Monday, a pioneer of the industry. The former secretary Of commerce, ill less than a week with pneumonia, died late Sunday in a hospital. He was 55 years old. Since lilil) Chapin had bean president of the Hudson motor Car company. He was named secretary of commerce by President Hoover in 1932 In succeed Robert P. Lament. Townsend paper, owned by Townsend and R. E. Clements, said they made $200,000 a year from it. He told the committee that Dr. Townsend, Clements and a brother of Dr. Townsend, a porter in a Los Angeles hotel, formed the organization which controls the movement and are the sole stockholders. He declared he had letters from persons formerly connected with the Townsend movement asserting that "crooks and aliens" are high in its councils. It is easy to make marriage a success. Just be faithful and polite and have so much money you needn't discuss it.--Cedar Rapids Gazette. Sterling Groceries and Meat Markets No. 1 -- No. 2 -- No. 3 -- No. 4 TUESDAY -- WEDNESDAY -- THURSDAY Right to Limit "We Deliver $1.00 Orders || MEAT DEPARTMENT , How about a steak from the I the 3 V's--Vim, Sirloin Steak, Ib 18c T-Bone Steak, Jb.. ...... 18c Round Steak, Ib 20c Sugar Cured Bacon Squares, Ib 20c Beef Short Ribs, Ib lOc Sterling Markets to give you Vigor, Vitality? Rump Roast, Ib 14c Choice Chuck Roast, Ib. I6c Sliced Bacon, '/z Ib.. .. 17c I Olivized Dill Pickles, 2 for 5c SUGAR, Beet, TOO IBs. . . $4.59 FRUST DEPARTMENT Grapefruit, 7 for 25c Idaho Russetts, bag..,. 39c Tangerines, 2 dozen. . . 25c Potatoes, peck 25c Winesap Apples, Fancy, b u s h e l . . . . $1.65 Florida Oranges, large, dozen 32c Oranges, large, dozen 29e Winesop Apples, 5 Ibs. 25c Potatoes, 100 Ibs.. . . $1.45 Jonathan Apples, Fancy, bushel. . . . $1.85 Fine For the Children to Play With and Eat !b. . . IQe Grape Jam, jar lOe I Giant Oxydol, pkg 59c ] Libby's Tomato Juice, 3 for 25c | Miracle Whip, quarts. . 35c Libby's Kraut, c a n . . . tOc j ICrisco, 3-lb. can 59c Cod Fish, box 25c | Maraschino Cherries, giant jar lOc [ Farm House Peas . . . . . . lOc P. G. SOAP Medium Bars 10 for 29c THE POLITICIANS The politicians are starting out in droves with the same old promises to lead us to Utopia. Neither a republican or a democratic administration has solved the unemployment problem. Let me suggest that some of you politicians have ability, some fair ability and some very little ability. You are just the same as any other group of people. I want to make this statement to you that when taxes go up, wages go down and unemployment increases. A word to the wise should be sufficient. LUKE B. MILLER, U. S. A. P. S.--Cheer up about the weather, it won't be long until fall. MATCHES, large boxes, 6 for 15c Hilex, quarts 19c Pecan Meats, Ib 39c Ketchup, large, 2 for. . 25c Olives, large jar 25c Libby's Dill Pickles, jar 15c Pancake Flour, 5 Ibs.. . 25c Nut Meats, Ib 39c Golden Corn, can lOc Sweet Pickles, quarts. . 25c Rice Fancy, 4 Ibs 25c SEAL OF MINNESOTA FLOUR, 49 Ibs $1.98 OMAR FLOUR, 49 Ibs $1.98 NATIONAL SEAL FLOUR, 49 Ibs $1.69 JERSEY CREAM FLOUR, 49 Ibs $1.49 MR. FARMER: -- Bring us your eggs -- cosh or trade -any of the 4 stores. I U, S. EMPLOYES MUST PAY TAX Workers for Alphabetical Agencies Not Exempt on Incomes. By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Daily Press Bureau DES MOINES--Because there is nothing in the federal constitution about cutting hog production, providing relief, and building schoolhouses to furnish work, Iowa em- ployes of the various alphabetical agencies must pay state income tax. Such employes are not engaged in "essential" government activities and therefore must pay the tax even though they draw salaries from the federal government, the state board of assessment and review ruled today. Ordinarily government employes are exempt from state income tax, although state employes are not. Ruling Over Protest. The ruling was made, it was learned, over the protest of a large group of the several thousand administrative employes of the AAA, FERA, PWA, WPA and other federal emergency agencies operating in Iowa. The ruling represents a switch from the attitude of state tax officials last year when such employes were given exemption so far as salaries drawn from the government were concerned. Numerous such employes arc drawing such salaries for part time services, it was learned. Efforts to convince the state board that such agencies fall under the clause in the constitution which says congress shall "provide for the common defense and general welfare' 1 of the nation thus far have met with failure. Decisions of the supreme court of the United States are quoted by tax officials as sustaining the ruling. Other Agencies Exempt. Only the governmental agencies whose powers are derived directly from the constitution are to be exempt, according to the ruling. These include such departments as the bureau of internal revenue, the army, the navy, postoffice, the courts, and the agencies existing by virtue of the so-called "police" powers. Principal alphabetical agencies with employes in Iowa include the Agricultural Adjustment administration, the Works Progress administration, the Public Works administration, the Farm Credit administration, the Federal Emergency Relief administration, the Emergency Conservation works, the Federal Deposit Insurance corporation, the Federal Home Loan bank, the Federal Housing administration, the Home Owners Loan corporation, tbe National Emergency council, the National Forest service, National Resources committee, National Reemployment service,- National Youth administration, Production Credit corporation, Resettlement administration, Regional Agricultural Credit corporation, Reconstruction Finance corporation and the Soil Conservation service. 2 Trainloads of Coal Reach Eagle Grove as Schedules Near Normal EAGLE GROVE--Rail conditions are nearing normal. North Western passenger No. 24 went south as usual at 7:10 p. m., Sunday. The train from the south on the North Western at 1:30 p. m., brought much delayed mail and went north at 2 p. m., as far Foxlake. Two trains of coal for local dealers, points north and west, arrived over the North Western at 6 p. m. Schools- were closed four days last week but planned to open as usual Monday morning. The temperature was 12 below at 9 p. m., Sunday. Part Time Class for Agriculture Students at Cresco Graduated CRESCO--Graduation exercises were held Friday afternoon for part time class of the agricultural department of the Cresco high school. H. R. Schroder, instructor, L. R. Fields, assistant, and D. J. Robbins, superintendent of the Cresco public school system, each gave talks to the class. There were 15 farm boys enrolled during the course and four of these received diplomas for having completed the three year short course in vocational agriculture: Gerald Daskam, Glenn Benson, Orvin Olson and Clifford Hagen. This Cresco agricultural class was organized several years ago by D. J. Robbins, then the first instructor in that department, and has proved one of the most successful in the state, so rated by state school officials. Cresco schools have had but little difficulty in running full force during the severe cold and stormy weather and with an abundant sup- j ply of fuel. Kulish, Pioneer of Spillville, Is Buried SPILLVILLE--Funeral services for Frank Kulish. 88. who died Wednesday from old age infirmities, were held Saturday morning at St. Wenceslaus church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Frank Kulish was born in Bohemia and came to this country when only a. small lad. settling near Spillville. Seven children survive, Anna at home. Louis of Marion, James of Plymouth Rock, Mrs. Fannie Cassel of Minneapolis and Mrs. Emma Berry of Mason City. His wife died about 35 years ago. Carries Food to Pheasants At Mason City THEATERS 0; K- J. P. I5AIJKVMOUK, BEERY IN "AH, WILDERNESS." Two great screen personalities, Wallace Beery and Lionel Barrymore, are teamed together in a story that is a cross-section of average life in these United States, "Ah, Wilderness," Eugene O'Neill's great drama of family life, adolescent love and the march of the years, comes to the Cecil for three days starting Tuesday. The story concerns chiefly the first love affair of two high school students and the guidance the two fathers of the children tiy to give them. Eric Linden and Cecelia Parker arc the two young school children. Cresco March 2S. Luciil contests have been in progress for tin- last two weeks and Marjoric 1'archmun of the eighth grade was the winner and will represent the Crcsco schools in the county contest. Curing a depression is like any other cure. Nature docs the work , and the doctors get the credit.--Dui buquc Telegraph-Herald. One Criminal Case Scheduled. OSAGK--The February term of district court was to open here Monday with Judge M. H. Kepler oC Noilhwwd presiding and R. E. Holder court reporter. There is only one criminal mutter to come before the grand jury, the state vs. H. A. Higgins. Several eases have been filed. R. P. Ink, farmer living near Mount Vernon, is supplying about 50 pheasants with food. Three times each week he straps on snoivshoes and hikes more than a mile with a sack of feed for the game birds. He is shown here on the start of a trip. (Iowa Daily Press Photo) Rites for Wulff, 64, to Be Held Wednesday in Floyd M. E. Church CHARLES CITY--Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in the Floyd M. E. church for William F. Wulff, 64, retired farmer, with the Rev. George McConkey officiating and the body will be taken to the West St. Charles church cemetery for burial. Mr. Wulff farmed in Ulster township for many years and moved to Floyd six years ago. He is survived by his wife and four sons, Raymond, at home; Henry, Carl and Lawrence, all fanners, .in Ulster township. The Hauser funeral home is in charge. Services for Floyd Shiflet, 39, World war veteran, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Hauser funeral home with the Rev. G. A. Hess officiating. Military services will be held at Riverside cemetery and the pall bearers will be members of the fire department of which Mr. Shiflet was a volunteer. Mr. Shiflet served nine months overseas and was a member of Marshall Shannon post of the American Legion. ' He had been ill three months and was taken to the veterans' hospital in Des Moines three weeks ago where he died Friday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Carbiener, and two adopted daughters; Mary Lou, 14. and Doris Lamar. 8. of this city, his mother, a sister and brother who live in Muscatine. Several New Cases in Floyd Court Are Filed CHARLES CITY--The following new cases have been filed since the last term of court: The John Blaute Sons company vs. E. F. Walter; First Security Bank and Trust company vs. Orra D. and Gertrude Falls; Mrs. A. B. Clifford vs. Floyd and Caroline Kittleson; Charles City Motor company vs. Amel Debban; Emma Christensen Meyers vs. Royal Meyers; Herman E. Meyer vs. John Petry; Earl Harold Kimber vs. Georgia Ina. Kimber; Louis Multhauf vs. Henry Schlader, ct al.; Floyd and Florence Wilson, vs. Clifford and Maude Wilson; Farmers Exchange company of Rockford, Iowa vs. T. H. Mitchell and. Bessie Mitchell; A. F. Iverson, receiver, First National bank of Rockford, Iowa, vs. J. W. Clark and Cora Clark; Federal Corporation vs. J. Edmund Murphy; Federal Corporation vs. Anna E. Cahill; Phyllis Woodworth vs. D. J. Woodworth and E. G. Morse; Jessie Kelly vs. Rosa Rowe; Commercial National bank of Charles City vs. Fred H. Meyers: L. M. Foster vs. W. J. Evans and Addie Evans. Churches Join m Union Services Held in Theater CHARLES CITY--Six of the Protestant churches joined in a union service at the Gem theater Sunday morning when Dr. E. W. Huel- stcr, pastor of the Congregational church delivered the sermon. The churches were closed at the request of the city council to conserve the coal. Mass was celebrated in the academy as the Catholic church was closed. Both the Gem and Charles theater burn oil of which there is no shortage in Charles City. No school will be held today but shipments of coal have been arriving and if more conies today school may be in session Tuesday. the month of February and the month of March have been made by the members of Marshall Shannon post of the American Legion and Auxiliary. The soup will be made in the Legion hall and distributed by committees of Legion members. The committee in charge of this project includes John Christensen, E. C. Sorenson, Charles Laun and Bert Rhinesmith. Small Son Buried. CHARLES CITY--Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at 3:30 at the Grossman funeral home for Clifford Wayne Chapman, 30 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chapman, 1303 Missouri avenue, with the Rev. G. A. Hess officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. The baby died in a hospital in Rochester, Minn., Saturday. The baby's parents, one sister and four brothers survive. Charles City Briefs CHARLES CITY--The W. C. T. U. institute will be held Tuesday at the home of Mrs. H. A. Diestler, 1406 East Clark street, beginning at 10 a. ra. Mrs. Ella Hauser will have charge of the centenary program and Mrs. Ada Bdgington, Nora Springs, will report on missions and temperance. Mrs. Catherine Carter, Charles City, county president, will preside. Among- those who will be on the program in the afternoon are Mrs. J. L Bowon, Rockford, Mrs. 0. L. Jacobs, the Rev. W. R. Emerson and Dr. J. M. Walters. Charles City. Mrs. C. E. Hughes, Ionia, and W. E. Todd, Colwell, are new patients in the Cedar Valley mospital. Mrs. Robert McCarthy, Clear Lake, is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Lloyd Phillips. Harlan Ellis spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Ellis. He is employed by the Hamilton Propellor company at Hartford, Conn., and is cnroute to Ihcyenne, Wo., to spend two months at the United Air Lines station. Mrs. G. Williams is staying with her daughter. Flora, while her husband is in the hospital at Iowa City. Frank Wolf who has been a t the Mayo clinic at Rochester. Minn., Sias taken up his work as salesman again. Among those who have been confined to their homes by illness 'are James McMullan, Wayne Fluent, Ross Harvey and Ed Waterbury. A marriage license was issued to Frank S. Thurow and Pauline West. CUKKENT FEATURES CKCIL--Ends Monday, "Ceiling Zero." Starts Tuesday, "Ah, Wilderness." PALACE--Ends Monday, "Riffraff' and "Chatterbox." Starts Tuesday. "Escape Me Never" and "East of Java." STRAND-- Ends Tuesday. "I Live My Life." STATE -- Ends Tuesday, "The Case of the Lucky Legs" and "Fighting Youth."' ELISABETH BEKGNEK IN "ESCAPE ME NEVER." Starting Tuesday at the Palace is "Escape Me Never," starring Elisabeth Ber^ner with Hugh Sinclair, Leon Quartermainc. Griffith Jones and many others of the original New York cast which received such a brilliant ovation from dramatic critics and Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public. On the same program, playing through Thursday, is "East of Java," a wild, virile jungle film starring Charles Bickford, Leslie Fenton, Frank Albcrtsou and Clarence Muse. CEILING ZERO" With Pat O'Brien's performance outstanding above all else, "Ceiling Zero," which ended its run Monday at the Cecil, ranks as an excellent bit of movie entertainment. James Cagney even loosens up to portray a type very wel), although he adds another victim to his list of one punch knockouts. In our opinion, Cagney is the logical choice for America's "white hope" to stop Mistah Joe Louis. * * * SPENCER TRACV STARS The show which played at the Palace over the weekend and continues through Monday night was billed as "Jean Harlow with Spencer Tracy in Riffraff." Do you mind if we switch that around? Let's make it "Spencer Tracy in Riffraff, with Jean Harlow." Jean looks about the same with darker hair as she did a platinum blond. One pays so little attention to the difference in shade that he wonders why she took the trouble ever to change it in the first place. She gives all she has in one semi- dressed scene early in the show and talks in a loud and strident voice throughout the picture. Tracy really acts. He makes you hate him occasionally but that's because he puts himself into his part and makes you forget he's just acting. He has able assistance from Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia, Victor Kilian, Mickey Rooney and J. Farrell MacDonald. The companion feature on the twin bill is "Chatterbox," starring Anne Shirley of "Anne of Green Cables." It's an entertaining', but not very realistic story of the stage struck girl who runs away to New York and ends vciy happily. Phillips Holmes is the male love interest. Miss Shirley fits her part well, except that she looks so young you feel that Mr. Holmes ought to offer to wait at least 15 years before pushing his suit for her hand. Spelling Meet Planned. CRESCO--The Howard county spelling contest will be held at One Case Scheduled. DECORAH--The Febtvary term of the district court opened Monday in Decorah with the grand jurors scheduled to appear at 10 o'clock. Petit jurors will appear Monday, Feb. 24. Only one case is noted for trial. NOW JOAN CRAWFORD --in-(I I LIVE. MY LIFE' JViun Ahernc, Frank iMorjjan Aline M **Try Famous All-Vegetable Laxative," She Said 200 Cups of Soup to Be Served Daily in Schools CHARLES CITY--Plans for scrv- 1 EJ 200 cups of soup daily in the local schools during the remainder o( Headaches wcfc making; her miserable. She fell iircd, listless, too. Then she found that Nature's Remedy (NR Tablets) really corrected her intestinal sJu^ishness. NR Tablets arc a combination of laxative elerntnts provided by nature in plants and vegetables. Try them to- nifiht Note that they give thorough cleansing action that leaves you re- fashcd and invigpmtcd.This trial meansso much t o y o u a n d i s s o s ' pheno! or mineral derivatives. Non-habit form. mfj. Only 25c-- all druggists. ^M wÂ£* 1 ffiwiW (Showing WARREN PATRICIA WILLIAM ELLIS Genevieve Tobin, Allen Jenkins The Case of the Lucky Legs -- COMPANION HIT--CHARLES FARRELL "Fighting Youth" On account of impossible transportation canceled his engagement at the Surf for Wednesday. Refund on all tickets sold. STARTS TUES. YOU'RE A NOW ...and ...well...there are a certain class of women...I mean girls like that one ...and lots of them are pretty ...and. -. (Vouth's First Temptation) IT'S EUGENE O'NEILL'S Famous Stage CTay \Vhirh was a Sensation on Broadway and as a Uoad Show Throughout the United States! Wallace Beery Mon. "CEILING V ZERO V- JA.MI'.S ( A ( , M V TAT O'HIUKN ALINE MacMAHON ERIC LINDEN Â·CECILIA PARKER SPRING BYINGTON POPEYE CARTOON AND NEWS TWO BIG JOYFUL DAYS- SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, FEB. 22-23 The Sensational Hit of the Year! "ITS A GREAT LIFE' THE SCREEN JOE MORRISON -- CHIC SALE Starts Tuesday AN ENRAPTURED LOVE SONG PLAYED ON THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO HAVE EVER LOVED! A Piclure That Will Completely Possess All Who See It! II "ESCAPE ME NEVER" "GSEAIE? THAN EKNHAJDT OB DUSE"-. -C-.,l,, Â£B. iiÂ« ,,!,'./..Â«,, 4^.1 ,,,.',,, S COMPANION FEATURE A Price On His Head! A Woman in His Heart! starring CHARLES BICKFORD 'Riffraff" and "Chatterbox"