Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 25, 1936 · Page 5
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 25, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 25 193B FIVE 0 DEAL mm LOANS INTO JMore Than 135 Millions Is Expected for State j During 1936. ! By GEORGE MILLS ' (loiva Daily Press Bureau) DES MOINES--Despite the ham-' · stringing of the AAA, the federal p-'"^ government will direct a flow of cash, bonds and loans totaling more than S135.000.000 into Iowa pocketbooks in 1936 if expectations arc realized. This sum. added to the loans and grants of $546,000,000 previously alloted. will raise the total of federal financial aid to Iowa to more than $682,000,000 since the new deal came into existence, an Iowa Daily Press Association survey revealed. This 5682,000,000 figure exceeds the 1935 Iowa farm income. It means that, by the end of the year, an average of S28Q for every man, woman and child will have come into this state from the federal government since President Roosevelt took control. In Outright Benefits. Except for $7,000,000 in corn loans and $371,000 in PWA loans, the entire 1936 total will come to Iowa in the form of outright benefits and gratuities. Immediately pending is 523,000,000 in corn-hog cash due under the old AAA contracts of the 1935 program. Payment of the adjusted compcnsion certificate bonds totaling 541,000,000 is another big item scheduled to be taken care ot by summer. Slightly more than half of the $682,000,000 will have to be paid back. In loan agency cases, some of it already has been. The outright gifts and benefit payments to Iowa 'since the new deal total $326,500.8-16 while the loans at their peak figures reached $356,115,10. The soil conservation program, successor to the AAA, is before congress at the present time. If it passes as expected, with its provision for 8500,000,000 in payments. Iowa farmers will receive approximately ?40,000,OQO this year as | their share, according to estimates | by state corn-hog officials here. I Highway Construction. The other major item in the 1036 column of Iowa participation in federal expenditures is $13,82-1,061 available as federal aid for highway construction. Inclusion of 53,000,000 for old age assistance is based on the federal _act, requiring the government to match state appropriations for this purpose. The state old age assistance commission expects to raise at least $3,000,000, including the $1,000,000 appropriation by the legislature, for its program this year. Probability' that the year's total may be swelled beyond the $135,000,000 mark is indicated by the fact that no figure is yet available for civilian conservation corps activities in Iowa. Also, distribution of relief money is not included because the federal government is supposed to have turned the relief problem back to the state, excluding, of course, the WPA program. Financier Sued for $100,000 Suit for $100,000 was filed in Nrw York against Frederick H. Prince, Sr., Boston financier, by Florence Walton, dancer and wartime Broadway star. Miss Walton, noiv the wife of the French motion picture director, IMcrre Colombicr, charges I'rince with tailing to keep a promise to reimburse her for losses incurred through investments allegedly inatie mi his recommendation. The dancer also charges that he promised her, and tailed to pay, $100,000 for the world rights to her autobiography if she wrote it, which she did. 000,000 from 1H33 to 1935, while the government has spent and allotted for spending something like $2-1.000,000 in reforestation and erosion control in Iowa through the CCC. The state also was given a, l i f t in relief back in 1935 when the RFC alloted ,$2.151/130 for that purpose to Iowa. The largest figure in the tabio, and one of the most important, is the SISS.000,000 which has been advanced in farm loans by the Farm Credit administration, the survey reveals. In this type of financing, the government's participation is limited to guaranteeing the principal and interest and the money conies from the sale of securities to the general public and to hanks. This also is true of the Home Owners Loan corporation, which lias a peak loan figure of 552,944,000 in Iowa. Rivers and Harhors. River and harbor work along both j the Mississippi and Missouri rivers forms an important part of the public works program handled directly from Washington rather t h a n through the Iowa PYVA office. Iowa's share of dams at Muscatinc, Guttenuerg and the Rock Island arsenal on the Mississippi: locks at Dubuquo, Muscatine, Burlington and Lynxvillc also on the Mississippi, and channel construction from Sioux City lo Kansas City on the Missouri has been estimated as totaling somewhat more than $15,000,000. Iowa's participation in the flood of cash turned loose to battle the depression probably really will exceed STOO.OOO.OOO before Jan. 1. 1987. for still another reason. Not included in the survey was a vast quantity of food, clothing, mattresses, blankets and other items distributed in this state through the Federal Surplus Relief administration. Grants and Loans. Following is a table revealing the grants and loans to Iowa by the federal government since the new deal came into power in 1933. Cash, other gratuities and loans earmarked for distribution in some form in Iowa in 193S also are listed. In most instances where estimates are used, the approximations arc the figures of officials connected with I h n t . particular department of federal expenditures. BACKSTAGE IN J.fl3f AlloliiH-nls Expectations 1'rinrto 'Sfi S23.000.000 592.000,000 7.000,000 600,000 66.142.600 627,759 AAA 1035 corn-hog program Corn loans Wheat benefits Soil Conservation (Substitute AAA program) 40,000,000 WORKS PROGRESS ADM. .... 2,500,000 9,375,000 SOLDIERS BONUS 41,000,000 ' FED. AID FOR HIGHWAYS .. 13,624,061 14,471,640 OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 3,000,000 ' PWA (loans) 371.000 1,903,000 PWA (grants) 4,692,000 2,960,051 PWA liver work, Iowa's estimated share .'.. 15,174,277 More Than 2* Million. Direct relief allotments, excluding CWA, totaled more than $22,- " ( J a n . 1. 1036. figure) FARM CREDIT ADM., loans RELIEF ADMINISTRATION CIVIL WORKS ADM POSTOFFICE CONSTRUCTION RFC BANK LOANS (peak fisr. I RFC (1933 relief allotment I RFC ( b a n k stock purchases! CIVIL I AN CONS ER VA TTO N CORPS I no figur" yet i HOLC (peak figure i 18vS.COO.000 22,053,8-10 14,295,367 764,528 4.8,754,893 2.151.43(1 11.000,500 24.000,000 32.9-14,000 Total $115.000,000 73,142,600 1,227,759 40,000,000 11,875,000 41,000,000 28,295.701 3,000,000 2,274,000 7,652,051 15,174,277 1 188,000,000 22,053,840 14,290,367 764,528 4S.7S4.S93 2,151,430 11.000.300 24.000.00(1 32,9-14.000 5.135,987,061 SS46,628,S85 ,?6S2,615.946 B.V ;EOKGE MILLS loxva JLtuily 1'ress Bureau Look out, Mr. Mrs. and Miss voter, there's a statistical burrage ahead. The state comptroller's office reports the laigest number of requests- in history for expense figures on the various branches of state government. The inquirers Hot only want to know how much money certain departments are spending but also the number and salaries ot persons each division employs and the number of state automobiles on the road. While no official explanation is offered, some observers are toying with the idea that the queries might possibly have something to do with the coming political campaigns. * »: * LANOON IN IOWA Although no formal scrap for presidential delegates ts scheduled in Iowa, Gov. Al'f M. Landon's cohorts are preparing' to open headquarters here in DCS Moiiics. Clyde Miller of Topeka is here to be in charge, although Mel Curtis, Knoxville, publisher, will have a lot to say about what goes on, according to reports. Landon adherents deny that this means efforts will be made to line up delegates for Alf at the expense of Senator L. J. Dickinson, also an avowed presidential candidate. In fact, it is whispered around that there is a sort of Landon-Dickinson entente. All the Landon forces say they want is Dickinson's votes if and when the Iowa senator retires from the national convention taatt'e. The presidential battle at the national convention is the bridge after next for Dick. He first must win the G. O. P. nomination for senator from Ottumwa's Manning before he can concentrate on his presidential aspirations. Primaries come first, then the national convention. * * Ht CONTRIBUTION Sl'LIT Convincing though it was, the 1934 victory of Iowa democracy V.MS slightly tinged with disappointment. The state ticket went over with a whoop, but the republicans retained control of a majority of the local offices. This time the democrats hope to "correct" this. Party financing- is taking local campaigns into account. Contributions to the Iowa democratic club are being divided three ways, nccordins to reports, two f i f t h s to the county committee, Uvo f i f t h s to the state and the other fifth to the young democratic organizations. * * # DELEGATE'SCKAF Under the surface of G. O. P. har mony in the Sixth congressional dis trict is a merry little scrap as t whether Charles Bradshaw, De Moines attorney and party powe in other years, shall be a delegat to the national convention. Opposition to Bradshaw has de veloped in the district outside o Poll; county. Polk, however, has 13" delegates to the state convention while the other five counties la the district have a total of 91. In other words, the Capitol citv colitingcn can vote Bradshaw in if it wishes Every congressional district is entitled to two delegates to the na t i o n y l convention, while four other; are to be selected for the state ai large. "NO CAMl'AIGNIXO" LHUe in the way of campaigning is promised in the democratic sena- ArlineJudge, appearing in"It Had To Happen," ^j:jilK:iiiS the new 20th Century-Fox picture, seems to ;i;:;*l;S; ; it have practically buried Andrew Tombes in the *"··«"** seat when she started up that neat roadster of hers. Standard's new winter gasoline te does have unexpectedly fast-starting ways O F course no gasoline will make a car take you right out from under your toupee on the start-off. But there is one-the new Standard Red Crown--that goes into action quicker, these winter days, than anything you've ever known before. Standard engineers designed this new Red Crown to give summer perform- T U N E I N J A C K H Y L T O N E V E R Y ance in winter weather, and it does just that. It catches hold at the first flash of the spark--and it keeps hold! No balking and sputtering--no time wasted, no gasoline wasted with heavy choking. Its 35 °3 faster warm-up at zero means a big saving in winter gasoline mileage. Get some today--and SEE WHAT S U N D A Y E V E N I N G 9 : 3 0 - 1 0 : 3 0 HAPPENS next time you step on the starter! Sold by Standard Oil Stations and Dealers everywhere, at the price of "regu-j lar" gasoline. o o * Also -- SOLITE with Ethyl, Standard's supsrlative new high-anti-knock gasolina -- slightly higher in price, and worth it! Ask the Serviceman. (C. S. T.) C O L U M B I A N E T W O R K torial contest between Governor Herring and Utterback. Herring says he intends to stick lo his gubernatorial routine while Utterback seems destined to be kept in session in Washington with the rest of congress for some time yet. Meanwhile, the severe weather has let up. But not before the governor's office had handled thousands of pleas from all parts of the state for coal and snowplowg. COOPER CASE. Tucked away in the files, or maybe still in the heads, of the state supreme court justices is that tribunal's decision in the Harold M. Cooper case. Cooper, former liquor commission chairman, was sentenced in Linn county for alleged liquor law violation in connection with that now famous gift of 200 liquor seals to Lcroy Farmer. He appealed a long lime ago, the case was submitted, and for many Tuesday mornings now, the usual time for decisions, the press has been trooping expectantly to the court, looking for the final ruling. None has come down yet, although it has been expected for months. The decision is beginning to take on direct political significance because of reports that Cooper may jump into the coming campaigns if the- conviction is reversed. Reports here say he is considering running either for congress in the Third district or for state senator in his home county of Marshall. * * * G. O. P. PLATFOKM- Sawing, planing and sandpapering of the various planks are under way and probably will continue over the week-end. Then, early next week, the first draft of the proposed republican state platform will be ready for the public gaze. Until state convention, it will stand as the embodiment of Iowa C. 0. P. The convention, of course, can chop it up for kindling and start anew if it wishes. Meanwhile the democratic central committee reports that it has not yet taken up the task of formally pointing with pride and viewing with alarm. RidgewayP.TAWill Give Three Act Play RIDCEWAY -- "Everyody's Getting Married," a comedy in three acts by William Russell Moore, will be presented by local talent at the community hall in the near future. This "leap year" play is sponsored by the local P. T. A. Those who have character parts are Doran Meyer, Nornian Keeker, Helen Rue, Vernon Brekkc, Malcolm Rue, Mrs. T. N. Fosse, Mrs. White, Mrs. Eickels, Edna Trytten, Helen Hilleman. Mrs. Adolph Sanderson, Milton Kuntz, Ed Leadstrom and Kiemit Carolan. Mrs. Troff 111. 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