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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 20, 1937
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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 20 H 1937 11 I ! Roosevelt's , Inaugural A d d r e s WASHINGTON, (/P)--The - fol lowing is the text of Presiden Roosevelt's inaugural address: My fellow-countrymen: . When four years ago we met t inaugurate a president, the re public, single-minded in anxiety stood in spirit here. We dedicatee ourselves to the fulfillment of vision--to speed the time when there would be for all the peopl that security and peace esseptia ·to the pursuit of happiness. W or the republic pledged ourselve to drive from the temple of ou ancient faith those who had pro faned it; to end by action, tire less and unafraid, the stagnation and despair of that day. We did those first things first Control Economic Forces. Our covenant ' with ourselve.. .did not stop there. Institnctivelj we recognized a deeper need--the need to find through govcrnmen the instrument of our united purpose to solve for the individua the ever-rising problems of i_ complex civilization/Repeated attempts at their solution withou the aid of government had left us baffled and bewildered. For without that aid, we had been unable to create those moral controls over the services of science which are necessary to make science a useful servant instead of a ruthless master of mankind. To do this we knew that we mus find practical controls ovsr blinc economic forces and blindly selfish men. We of the republic sensed the truth that democratic government has innate capacity to protect its people against disasters once considered inevitable -- to solve problems once considerec unsolvable. We would not admi that we could not find a way to Tnaster economic epidewics jus as. after centuries of fatalistic sufiering, we had found a way to master epidemics of disease. We refused to leave the problems o our common welfare to be solved by the winds of chance and the hurricanes of disaster. "To Promote Welfare." In this we Americans were discovering no wholly new truth we were writing a new chapter in our book of self government. This year marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of t h e constitutional c o n v e n t i o n which made us a nation. At that convention our forefathers found the way out of the chaos which followed the Revolutionary war; thoy created a strong government With powers of united action sufficient then and now to solve problems utterly beyond individual or local solution. A century and a half ago they established the federal government in order -LJtg_.promote^^the-general -v.-elfare . and secure trie blessings ot liberty to the American people. Today we invoke ihose same powers of government to achieve the same objectives. Four years of new experience have not belied our historic instinct. They hole? out the clear hope that government wtihin communities, government within the separate states, and government of the United States can do the things the times require, without yielding its democracy. Our tasks in the last four years did not force democracy to take a holiday. Powers Must Increase. .Nearly all of us recognize that as intricacies of human relationships increase, so power to.govern them also must increase--power to stop evil; power to do good. The essential democracy;of our nation and the safety of our people depend not only upon the absence of power but upon, lodging it with those whom the people can change or continue at stated intervals through an honest and free system of elections. The constitution of 1787 did not make our democracy impotent. In fact, in these last four years, we have made the exercise of all' power more democratic for we have begun to bring private autocratic powers into their proper subordination to the public's government. The legend that they were invincible--above and beyond;the processes of a democracy --has been shattered. They have been challenged and beaten. Out of ^repression. Our progress out of the depression is obvious. But that is not all that you and I mean by the new order of things. Our pledge was not merely to do a patch-work job with secondhand materials. By using the new materials of social justice we have undertaken to erect an the old foundations a . more enduring structure for the better use of future generations. In that purpose we have been helped by achievements of mind and spirit. Old truths have been relearned; untruths have been unlearned. We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics. Out of the collapse of a prosperity whose builders boasted their practicality has come the conviction that in the long run economic morality pays. We are beginning to wipe out the line that divides the practical from the ideal; and in so doing 1 we are fashioning an instrument of unimagined power for the establishment of a morally better world. This new understanding undermines the old admiration iOf worldly success as such. We are beginning to abandon our tolerance of the abuse of power by those who betray for profit the elementary decencies of life. Era'of Good Feeling-. In this process evil Wrings formerly accepted' will not be sn ens- ily condoned. Hard headedness ·will not so easily excuse hard heartedness. We are moving toward an era of good feeling. But Roosevelt's Aims for Second Term as Told in Pictures TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH MANY NATIONS REGULATION OF HOURS, WAGES CONTINUANCE OF LARGE FEDERAL PREVENTION OF CHILD LABOR --MORE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL r e realize that there can be no ra of good feeling save among men of good will. For these reasons I am justified n believing that the greatest hange we have witnessed has een the change in the moral cli- late of America. Among men of good-will science nd democracy together offer an ver-richer life and ever-larger atisfaction to the individual. With his change in our moral climate nd our rediscovered ability to mprove our economic order, we ave set our feet upon the road f enduring progress. "We Have Come Far." Shall we pause now and turn ur back upon the road that lies head? Shall we call this the romised land? Or, shall we con- nue on our way? For "each age a dream that is dying, or one hat is coming to birth." Many voices are heard as we ice a great decision. Comfort says Tarry a while." Opportunism lys "This is a good spot." Timid- y asks "How difficult is the road head?" True, we have come far from ie. days of stagnation and de- jair. Vitality has been preserved, ourage and confidence have been cstored. Mental and moral hori- ons have been extended. But our present gains were won nder the pressure of more than rdinm-y circumstance. Advance ecame imperative urtder the goad f fear and suffering. The times vere on the side of progress. To hold to progress today, how- ver, is more difficult. Dulled con- cience, irresponsibility and ruth- ess self-interest already reappear, uch symptoms of prosperity may ccome portents of disaster! Pros- erity already tests the persistence f our progressive purpose. Kalse Living Standard. Let us ask again: Hnve we cached the goal ot our vision of lat fourth day of March, 1933? Have we found our happy valley? I see a great nation, upon a rent continent, blessed with a great wealth of natural resources, ts hundred and thirty million eople are at peace among them- elves; they are making their ountry a good neighbor among he nations. I see a United States 'hich can demonstrate that, under emocratic methods of government, national wealth can be ranslated into a spreading vol- me of human comforts hitherto nknown--and the lowest stand- rd of living'can be raised far bove the level of mere subsis- ence. But here is the challenge lo our emocracy: In this nation 1 see ens of millions of its citizens--a ubstantial part of its whole popu- tion--who at this very moment are denied the greater part of what the very lowest standards of today call the necessities or life. To Change Picture. I see millions of families trying to live on incomes so meager that the pall of family disaster hangs over them day by day. I see millions whose daily lives in city and on farm continue under conditions labeled indecent by a so-called polite society halt a century ago, I see millions denied education, recreation and the opportunity to better their lot and the lot of their children. I see millions lacking the means lo buy the products of farm and factory and by their povery denying work and productiveness to many other millions. T sec one-third of a nation in- housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished. It is not in despair that I paint you that picture. I paint it for you in hope--because the nation, seeing and understanding the injustice of it, proposes to paint it out. We are determined to make every American citizen the subject of !ns country's interest and concern; and we will never regard any faithful law-abiding group within our borders as superfluous. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. "We IVill Carrj- on." If I know aught of the spirit and purpose of our nation, we will not listen to comfort, opportunism and timidity. We will carry on. Overwhelmingly, we of the republic are men and women of good will--men and women who have more than warm hearts of dedication--men and women who have cool heads and willing hands of practical purpose as well. They will insist that every agency of popular government use effective instruments to carry out their will. Government is competent when all who compose it work as trustees for the whole people. It can make constant progress when it keeps abreast of all the facts. It can obtain justified support *md legitimate criticism when the people receive true information o£ nil that government does. "As One People." If I know aught of the will of our people, they will demand that these conditions ot effective government shall be created and maintained. They will demand a nation uncorrupted by cancers of injustice Rnd, therefore, strong among the nations in its example of the will to peace. Today we reconsecrate our country lo long cherished ideals in' a suddenly changed, civilization. In every land there are always at work forces that drive men npart and forces that draw men together. In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up --or else we all go down--as one people. To maintain a democracy of effort requires a vast amount of patience in dealing with differing methods, a vast amount of humility. But out of the confusion of many voices rises an understanding of dominant public need. Then political leadership can voice common ideals, and aid in their realization. Asumcs Obligation. In taking again the oath of office as president of the United Stales, I assume the solemn obligation of leading the American people forward along the road over which they have chosen to advance. While this duty rests upon me I shall do my utmost to speak their purpose and to do their will, seeking divine guidance to help us each and every one to give light to them that sit in darkness and to guide our feet into the way of peace. Jacobs Chairman of New Meservey P.T.A. MESERVEY -- The Meservey Parent-Teacher association was organized with the following officers elected: Mr. Jacobs, chairman; Mrs. C. J, Jansscn, vice chairman; Mrs. Frank Nissen, second vice chairman; Mrs. M. N. Smith, treasurer; Mrs. Eva Fres- holt, secretary. The organization was sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. More Birthday Ball Chairmen Announced DES MOINES, (^--Supplementing a list announced several weeks ago lowans in charge of the presidential birthday ball Jan. 30, added the following names of North Iowa persons selected as local chairmen "for the event: Kedric Tindal, Estherville; Dr. R. A. Knight, Rockford; Don C. Roc, Garner; J. E. Stille, Klemme; T. R. Mikesch, Manly; L. A. Winel, Algona, and Waldo O. Pond, OsRge. At DCS Mnlncs Session. RUDD--Dr. H. A. Dockstader went to Des Moines Tuesday morning to attend the veterinarian convention. Clanon Juniors Will Give Play on Thursday CLARION--The play, "Dollars to Doughnuts," will be presented by the junior class Thursday evening in the auditorium of the new school building. The following comprise the cast: Junior Crowe, Louana Chapman, Bill McGahey, Dorothy Swanger, Robert Staggs, Betty Hiatt, Mary Strom, Donald Goslin, Huth Court and Robert Poor. Rites at Rock Creek for Adolph Norby, 46 OSAGE--Funeral services were planned at the Hock Creek Lutheran church in charge of the Rev. O. C. Myhre, pastor of the church, Wednesday afternonn for Adolph Theodore Norby, 46, who died Monday afternoon at the Cedar Valley hospital in Charles City from influenza. Mr. Norby was born Aug. 4, 1890, in Floyd county and had been a farmer. Surviving is one sister, Clara A Norby, a nurse in Waterloo. Burial will be in the Rock Creek cemetery. Graettinger Bank Pays 100 Per Cent, Interest EMMETSBURG -- The closed First National bank of Graettinger not only paid out 100 pet- cent to its depositors but also paid 3.6 per cent interest ' on their money, Receiver Edmund Carmody said here Tuesday. The f i n a l dividend of 16 per cent was marie this m o n t h . Totnl payments amounted to $17,000. Edson Heads Eastern Iowa Safety Groups MARSHALLTOWN, (/P)--Lloyd Edson, Marshalltown, was appointed head of eastern Iowa safety organizations by Maj. E. A. Conley, assistant chief of the Iowa highway patrol. Edson will assist in the organization ot safety groups. iWecls at Charles City. RUDD--Twenty-eight members of the Theodore Schildler post of Rudd and Auxiliary met at the Robert .Lodge home in Charles City Monday evening. Mrs. Charles Swab was the assistant hostess' The A. L. A. recently donated a f l a g In the Rurid high school as a part of community service. The Rudd A. L. A. will have a gues! day at the home ot Mrs. H. A. Dockstader Feb. 10. Mrs. Franken Rites Are Held in Allison ALLISON--Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Franken, 40, who died Saturday following a four day illness o£ pneumonia, were held Tuesday at the home and at St. Jacobus Lutheran church in charge of the Rev. W. C. Nassen. Interment was at the Vilmar cemetery. Mrs. Franken was born Feb. 15, 1B96, in Franklin county. She leaves Velda, 9, Wilbur, 11, and Donald, 12. Her husband died suddenly, June 16, 1929. Mrs. Franken and children moved to Allison where they continued to make their home. Besides her three children and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seede Stoppelmoor she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. John Heeren, Allison; Mary, Minnie and Mattie Stoppelmoor, all at home and eight brothers, Rudolph, N e w Hartford; Henry, John, George, all of Clarksville; Walter, Salinas, Cal., Fred, Shell Rock and Harm and Reinls at home. Aged Maquoketa Man Found Frozen Dead ' MAQUOKETA, (ft)--T. J. Sinson, 82, was found frozen to death by a neighbor near his Jackson county farm home. The county coroner said Sinson apparently fell on the ice as he left his house to get water. Sinson lived alone. Forest City RebekaK Officers Installed FOREST CITY --The officers installed at the joint Odd Fellow and Rebekah installation held in the lodge hall were: Rebekahs, Laura Soals, N. G.; Pearl Neilsen, V. G.; Ida Peterson, R. S.; Lilly Otis, treasurer; William Lundberg, financial secretary; Nettie Slime, warden; Hanora Gordon, conductor; Helen Slueland, I. G.; Laura Arnold, O. G.; Dolly Christenson, R. S. N. G.; Rose Peterson, L. S. N. G.; Matie George R. S. V. G-; Mrs. Gabrielson, L. S V. G.; Julia Spillet, chaplain; Alice Fox, musician. Bassett Man Dies Day After Brother Buried NASHUA--Gilman Williams, 70 died at the Waverly hospital Tuesday where he had been tnkcn Sunday for treatment for pneumonia. His brother, Elishn, died Friday of last week also of pneumonia, and the funeral was held Monday. Both men had lived for many years on farms near Basselt. In Veterans' Hospital. OSAGE--Will Virchow is at the Veterans' hospital in Des Moines for treatment. Glen Hill, who was taken there a week ago, is reported as resting comfortably. Bums May Be Fatal to Young Mother and Infant at Ottumwa OTTUMWA, (/PI--Mrs. Hollis Albeiison, 19, and her six months old daughter, Barbara Jean, suffered probably fatal burns here Wednesday when a can of kerosene exploded, setting fire to their small home. The.mother attempted to reach the infant asleep in a bedroom but fell through the doorway exhausted. The clothing oj both was in flames when neighbors reached the residence. At a local hospital doctors said, "neither has much chance to survive." Their home was destroyed. The husband was working in a coal mine at the time ot the accident. Sales Tax on Iowa : Liquor $151,498.58 DES MOINES--Sales tax on liciuor\solri at the state stoves during 1936 reached a total of $151,498.58, it is announced by the Iowa liquor control commission. This revenue to the state is in addition to the net profit of the liquor control system that averaged $500,000 per month during the year. AT MERKEL'S Important News for Thrifty Women! Cownie True Value Fur prices are continuing in their sharp advances! Every month sees new higher prices! Don't wait until next season . . . when you are almost certain to pay more. Take advantage of this opportunity to make a substantial saving on your new coat. Every coat in this event is from our regular stock . . . no special odd-lot purchases or undesirable garments. Every one a smart, new season creation . . . and each one proudly bears the Cownie True Value label. Your assurance of genuine quality. GUARANTEED LOW PRICES! SAVINGS FROM 15% TO 40%! ALL NEW STYLES! HERE ARE SOME TYPICAL VALUES Leopard Cat .'. .'$139.00 Hudson Seal $169.00 Kaffa Pony Coat ! $ 97.75 Genuine Sealskin $249.00 Raccoon $119.00 So. Golden Muskrat $ 97.00 Tropical Seal Swagger $ 97.00 Convenient Payments-There's still plenty of fur coat weather ahead! Wear your new coat while you pay for it. Pay a small amount down at the time of purchase --the balance in convenient m o n t h l y sums. Factory Representative Here Thursday, Friday and Saturday : ' V II *·-

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