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Thursday, December 28, 1933
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,TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MACHINERY CODE HEARINGS SCENE OF "HOT" BATTLE Closed Session Contrast to Superficially Serene Open Meeting;. By BUBY A. BLACK Globe-Gazette Washington Bureau ' WASHINGTON--One of the most important battles between Industry and labor under NRA was fough 1 here in a "hot and heavy" closec session and a superficially serene open' session on 40 machinery and manufacturing codes. The major question Involved is the domination of the varlo branches.of the huge capital machinery industry by MAPI, the Machinery and Allied Products institute, organized in July fo achieve uniformity in labor conditions in the whole capita] machinery industry., The NBA, after vigorous protests by the metal trades department ol the American Federation of Labor reopened hearings on 13 codes, four of which had been approved by the president, and consolidated these and 27 other capital machinery codes into one bearing. Constituent Member. ' MAPI's domination consisted ol the insertion of language in each of the 40 codes stating that the specific trade association apply for the code presents it "in association with the Machinery and Allied Products .institute, of which it is a constituent member," and further provided in setting up the code authorities that a member not in the specific industry, but "CD-operating in this code" should be on the authority. This would have given MAPI a member on every code authority and would have.given it authority in bode administration without lega responsibility, according: to NRA attorneys. John W. O'Leary of Chicago president of MAPI, agreed at the opening of the hearing to eliminate all reference to MAPI in the codes but later proposed a consolidated code authority for the whole capita: machinery industry, which woulc have kept MAPI still in a powerful position. Battle Furiously. Meanwhile, in the closed session In which NRA attorneys, labor representatives, and MAPI battled furiously, O'Leary had promised to change the constitution of MAPI to eliminate the provision that no constituent trade association member could take action on any NRA code without the consent of MAPI. Labor provisions objected to by the A. F. and L. included: The 40 hour week, without a limit on. .daily hours or the number of days in the week, and with numerous exceptions, including periods of peak or seasonal demand, skilled workers, emergencies, sales and service employes, watchmen or firemen. The minimum wage of 40 cents an hour, with as little as 35 cents to be paid it less than 40 cents was paid on July 15, 1928; Numerous Exemptions. The numerous exemptions to the minimum wage rate including 50 per cent of all mechanical employes as learners, 20 per cent of skilled employes as apprentices, 5 per cent of all employes for handicapped persons on light work, and 5 per cent of office workers for office boys and office girls--'-most, of these to get 80^ per cent of the minimum s In their classifications; The 90 days allowed for raising the wages of those getting more than the minimum, the labor group insisting upon 30 days. James Hughes of the NRA economic research and planning division objected to the provisions in the code against selling below a cost established for the entire industry, to the provision that the manulac- turer may set the price and require nobody to resell below the price he sets, and to the slowness with which members of the industries concerned furnish information requested* by NRA. · Other Farts Different. Other parts of the code which are different from those usually approved by the president provide that the industries will not accept any change made by the president unless they have approved it, and that by a vote of 66 2-3 per cent of the industry, the code can be terminated. O'Leary emphasized the importance of the machinery manufacturing industries as providing the capital equipment on which credit is based. He said that the people have maintained their standar-J of living during the depression, buying about as much consumers' goods as formerly, and that the depression chiefly hit the capital goods industries. Fred Hewitt representing the NRA labor advisory board, insisted upon eliminating the provision for lower .wages for learners, on the ground that with tremendous numbers of employes In the industry out of work, learners will not be needed. In Dramatic flea, John P. Prey, secretary of the metal trades department of the A. P. of L., made a dramatic, although chiefly statistical plea for shorter hours and higher wages. He said the hour week would not result in re-employment, since the industry has been working: considerably lass than 40 hours a week for some time. He insisted that he really represented Industry, since Industry cannot -sell its goods unless the worker gets purchasing power. Frey read off the statistics gathered by the federal government, showing the decreased employment, decreased payrolls, and increased productivity of labor, even In boom times. He showed that labor had CHURCH OF ICE ON CAMPUS Students at Lawrence college In Appleton, \Vis., may-worship these days in a chapel of Ice--brilliantly lighted at night. It is 18 feet high, and 62 tons of Ice went Into its construction. (Associated Press Photo). CHARLES CITY NEWS JUDGE UPHOLDS OLDS INJUNCTION Application for Temporary Alimony .Will Be Acted on Later. CHARLES CTETY, Dec. 28.-Judge A. B. Lovejoy of Waterloo yesterday overruled the motion of Russell B. Olds' attorney, W. G. Henke, to dismiss the temporary injunction granted by Judge M. H. Kepler restraining Mr. Olds from going to Chicago to get a divorce from Mrs. Dorothy Olds. Mr. Olds left his family here and obtained a divorce in Chicago a couple of months ago, some time after the injunction was granted. Mrs. Olds then sued for separate maintenance, alimony and custody of the throe minor children. This suit will be tried here Jan. 8 before Judge Lovejoy, who was asked to preside in this case by the supreme court. Judge Kepler, who granted the injunction, asked that an outside judge try the case. The application of Mrs. Olds' attorney, John Senueff, Jr., of Mason City for $1,000 temporary alimony was not passed on by Judge Lovejoy yesterday as the case will come up for trial in 10 days. Mr. Henke was advised to have Mr. Olds send $500 to the clerk of court here to pay for Mrs. Olds' witnesses when the case is tried. Some will be subpoenaed from Chicago. Mr. Olds' attorney also brought up the question of the jurisdiction of the Iowa court in this case but Judge Lovejoy overruled that objection. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Olds were present at the hearing yesterday. CHARLES CITY BRIEFS CHARLES CITY, Dec. 28.--The W. C. T. U. met yesterday with Mrs. C. G. Gray when the following program was given: Devotions, Mrs. Ella Hauser; solo, Mrs. George Buckman, accompanied by Lorraine Buckman; discussion of world peace, led by Mrs. Elols Merrick. Mrs. Stella Larsen presided at the "lusincss meeting. . M'sscs Gretchen and Eleanor Clark have issued invitations for a scavenger party this evening. A number of college students who are here for their vacation will be Included in the list. During- the Christmas vacation ths Elks Jodge is supplying- milk to the under-nourished school children. Children gather at stated hours in the ward school buildings. Bach child carries a. card certifying he or 5649,000,000 less with which to buy in 1928 than in 1927, and there were 2,000,000 fewer workers in manufacturing in 1929 than in 1919, due to Increased productivity. He showed how the payrolls of railroad employes declined while the salaries of railroad executives increased "It is useless to evade the prob- em," Frey said. "We must provide work for the workers or we must pay for their support out of the taxpayer's pocket. Unless we take care, we shall face a social and political problem within the next few months nore serious than we have faced in the four years of the depression. Spcalting for Industry. "I am not speaking for the wage earners. I am speaking for industry. If industry can understand, it will see that it must take care." E. C. Davison of the A. F. of L. asked for a minimum wage of 45 cents an hour, saying that the present average minimum in the industry is 42.4 cents an hour, and hat the proposed 40-cent rate would "standardize the lowest rates." He asked for a 5-day week md 8-hour day, an'' for time and a half for overtime instead ot time and a third, explaining that the overtime lay Is a penalty to Insure more em- Jloyment rather than a m?ans for getting money for workers. He also asked for a minimum of 516 instead if ?15 for office workers. "The code has a provision against filling below cost," Davison said, 'but it asks labor to sell bslow ost, because it docs cost labor omethlng to live." she is entitled to receive free milk. This plan was adopted to take the place of the annual turkey dinner for the needy children. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Beck are parents of a daughter, born in the Cedar Valley hospital. Lucille Schmidt, daughter of Fred Schmidt, had an operation for appendicitis in the hospital. Misses Ruth Howard, Alice Sheldon, Russell Neis and Carl Hauser will motor to Mason City this evening to attend the Pan-Hellenic dance. Harry Graves of Conrad has purchased the Farmers' grocery store located at 118 North Main street. yMr. and Mrs. A. B. Coon celebrated their fifteenth wedding anniversary and Christmas by inviting a number of relatives to dinner. The' deputy sheriff and his wife were married in Niles township by the Rev. F. S. Artz of this city. Mrs. William Parker and daughter of Madison, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Darrau, also of Madison, are spending the holidays with relatives aud friends here. Dr. and Mrs. Will Helmer, Indianola; Mr. and Mrs. A. Addison, Winterset;' Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Schmidt, Humboldt; Mrs. Henry Schmidt and daughter, Fredericksburg and Hildegard Blumenstiel, Chicago, spent Christmas at the Will Blumenstiel home. Makes First Report. CHARLES CITY, Dec. 28.-Charles W. McFarland, Charles City, state CWA director of safety, made his first report of injuries yesterday. The report released from Des Moines stated 35 workers have been Injured in. 78 accidents on CWA projects. None of the injuries was fatal. Surplus of $10,258. CHARLES CITX, Dec. 28.--The Charles City Building and Loan association has a surplus of $10,258.49 to start the new year with in addition to pro-rating $12,150.87 for the stockholders during 1933. is Special $2.00 worth of Charles of the Ritz L U X U R I O U S FACE POWDER Blended individually for you . . . f o high fight the beauty of your face. SPECIALLY PRICED FOR THIS S A L E ONLY $1.00 Blended from your formula now on fila . . . or. if you have f.of ye' tnown the deligM of Poudre Riti we will make up a new tormulo for you, · u Tekek Only ) f Vj S E C I I O N O. DECEMBER 28 1933 The surplus Jan. 1, 1933 was 51,917.93 or $2,340.56 less than Jan. 1, 1934. Titonka High Alumni Holds Annual Session TITONKA, Dec. 28.--Members of the Titonka high school alumni association met at the schoolhouse Tuesday evening for their annual meeting. About 50 attended. The local American Legion auxiliary entertained the gathering: with a play. The following officers were elected. Phydelis Peterson, president; Kenneth I. Fisher, vice president; Myrtle Ama, secretary-treasurer. New Jersey owes its importance as a mineral producer largely to the utilization of its clay resources. CORN-HOG PLAN IMPORT CITED Program Most Extensive for Iowa Since War; Aim Is Opposite. AMES, Dec. 28.--The corn-hog program is the largest and most extensive campaign Iowa has seen since the World war when the federal government conducted its campaign to procure increased food production to help feed the allied nations, R. K. Bliss, director of the extension service at Iowa State college, said. Both programs called for adjust- ments to fit current needs, Director Bliss said, except that conditions now call for a downward adjustment instead of upward. During the war, the United States markets expanded. Now they have contracted and restoration of agricultural stability and prosperity depends on another adjustment to existing conditions, Director Bliss declared. "The irony of this situation," said Director Bliss, "is that the World war was the beginning of our present trouble. European nations could not produce their own food In sufficient quantities. That gave America a temporary market. Now farmers are being asked to adjust production again to pre-war levels to restore prices depressed by enormous surpluses." One of the Important phases of the corn-hog campaign is the statewide series of educational meetings now practically c o m p l e t e d by county agents, said Director Bliss. The last report shows 1,317 meetings held with an attendance of 226,073. At least one more series of meetings will be held in every township before signing of contracts is completed. In some townships three or four will be held. County-wide meetings and special forums may easily bring the state total during the campaign to 5,000 or more, Director Bliss said. Gets SO Day Sentence. OSAGE, Dec. 28.--James Haker was given,a sentence of 30 days in justice court on a charge of intoxication. D. B. Foley Succumbs Near Corwith; Leaves' Wife, Four Childrer CORWITH, Dec. 28.--D. B. Foley, 1 56, died yesterday afternoon at his j home west of Corwith after several months' illness. Mr. Foley was bom July 25, 1877, at Russell and .was reared near Kellerton where he lived until 17 years ago when he came to Corwith. For a time he operated the Corwith dray line and later moved to the farm where he died. Surviving are his wife and four children, Paul of Galesburg, HI.; Harry, who lives near Corwith; Gene and Rita Faye at home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. A year-end sale of great importance! There's no wiser or more thrilling way to invest your Christmas money! Here is a partial list of the many bargains awaiting you. For best selection, come early Friday morning! Most of these items are close-outs and after these are sold there will be no more at these prices. CHECK THIS LIST of . Bargains Carefully Rayon Gypsy Prints in bold patterns, 2 yards §1 Dark Rayon Prints at only 25c a yard Printed Crepes in dark colors, greatly reduced, yard 69c Velveteen and Corduroy at only 69c per yard Heavy Printed Crepes, were §1.95, now, per yard $1.39 54-inch All Wool Knitted Tweeds, yard. $1.39 40-incli All Silk Canton Faille, yard 98e Satin Crepes in dots and stripes, yard $1.19 Crocodile Crepe, a heavy rough crepe, yard §1.19 Saxon Cord, a corded rayon crepe, yard 49c 27-inch All Wool Challie, yard 49c Fancy Dress Trimmings--braids and laces, ·yard 5c and lOc Basco Lunch Cloths, linenizecl, 54x54, at 59c All Linen Tea Towels, checked and bordered, 5 for $1 Ladies' Silk Hose, odd lot, pair 69c Phoenix Hose, odd lot, pair 79c Ladies' first quality Silk Hose, 2 pairs 98c Ladies' Rayon and Wool Out-size Hose, 2 prs. 98c Celanese Hose in all shades,, pair 29c Children's striped arid plain denim Play Suits, 62c Children's Lisle Hose, extra length, pair 22c Laides' Fancy Outing Gowns, 62c Ladies' 10% wool Union Suits with rayon stripes, 71c · Pure Silk Full Fashioned Hose, pair 62c Ladies' Eayon Panties, Bloomers and Vests, 44c Table Lamps, Complete, $1.59 Rayon Pillows, wool embroidered, kapok filled, 98c Quaker Lace Curtain Panels, each 59c Glazed Chintz, plain and figured, yard 29c Marquisettes and rayon curtain materials, yd. 29c 50-inch Drapery Damasks, yard 89c Stamped Pillow Cases in cutwork designs, pr. $1 Stamped Linen Lunch Cloths, 45-inch, 79c Parchment Lamp Shades, all sizes, 69c 3-lb. Cotton Batts, 72x90, at 49c 1-lb. China Cotton Batts, 72x90, 39c Marquisette and Voile for curtains, three colors, yard lie Comforters filled with 100% new cotton, 62x72 at §1.29 Cotton Prints, 36-inch, yard 25c 36-inch Cretonnes, light and dark, yard 14c Sheet Blankets, in block plaids, two sizes, 57c and 77c Bed Spreads, jacquard weave, four colors, 80x105, at §1.98 Comforter Challies, many patterns and colors, 10 yards $1.19 27-inch White Outing Flannel, 10 yards 99c Part Wool Blankets, fine quality, three sizes, $2.57, §2.77, $3.37 Double Cotton Blankets, five colors, 72x84, at $1.67 Childhood Part-wool Sleepers, 1 to 6, at S8c 4-piece Wool Knit Legging Outfits, 1 to 3, $1.88 Plapet Outing Pajamas, 2 to 8, $1.69 Infants' Trimfit rayon and wool hose, 4 to GVk. pair 25c Children's Winter Coats, 1 to 6 from $1.9S to §5.98 Infants' Amoskeag Outing Gowns Kimonos, 47c Girls' Winter Coats, 7 to 14, $6.98 to $11.98 Girls' Wool Jersey and Knit Dresses, 7 to 14, from $1.49 to $4.98 Wool Crepe Jumpers, 10 to 16, $2.49 READY-TO-WEAR Winter Coats, $12.90, $19.90, $23.90, $29.90 Silk and Wool Dresses, $2.90, $3.90, $5.90, $7.90 Basement Coats, $9.95, $12.95, $14.95 Knit Dresses, Basement, $2.49 , Ladies' Cotton Dresses, Basement, $1.49 Children's Dresses, Basement, 88c Children's Coats, Basement, $4.49 LESS One lot of Pure Silk Lingerie, less 1-3 Discontinued numbers in Kickernicks, less 1-3 One large lot of costume jewelry, less 1-3 Remnants of Silks, Cottons and Woolens, less 1-3 All Fur Trimmings and Fur Collars, less 1-3 Remnants of outing, muslin, sheeting, -etc., less 1-3 Slightly Soiled all wool Kenwood Blankets, less 1-3 Propper Ingrain Silk Hose, less 1-3 Misses' Lisle Hose, less 1-3 Children's Lisle Hose, less 1-3 Ladies' Silk and Wool Mesh Hose, less 1-3 Boys' Part Wool Slip-over Sweaters, less 1-3 Effanbee Doll Clothes, less 1-3 Wool Shoulderettes with marbou trim, less 1-3 One group of Ladies' Lounging Robes, less 1-3 One group of Girdles, less 1-3 Remnants of drapery fabrics, up to 21/2 yard lengths, less 1-3 All Wool Zipper Snow Suits with Helmets, 3 to 8,less 1-3 Infants' and Children's Sweaters, less 1-3 -LESS Ladies'Mesh Hose, less Vz Kaser Steer Hide Tooled Bags, less '/z Crepe de Chine Ruffling, less '/z Genuine Leather Purses, less '/z Ladies' All-Silk Umbrellas, less '/z Lace Collar and Cuff Sets, less '/ 2 Ribbon Novelties, less '/z Men's Scarfs, less '/z Cotton Suitings and Lingette Prints, less '/j One group 54-inch all wool Materials, less '/z Costume Jewelry in winter types, less '/z One group Novelty Boxed Stationery, less % Whiting and Davis Mesh Bags, less Vz Photo Frames in two sizes, less Vz Better Costume Jewelry with real stones, less Vz One lot of Silk and Wool Union Suits, less Vi Closing out our Luxite Lingerie, less Vz One gi-oup of Pull Toys, less Vz Wooden Trains, less Vz Tootsietoys and Furniture, less Vz Arcade Toys, less Vz One group of Games, less Vz Play Stores and Houses, less Vi Toy Drums, less Vz Assortment of Metal Cars, less '/z Ladies' and Children's Jaunties, less Vz Children's Dark Flannel Play Suits, less '/z One group Ladies' Slip-over Sweaters, less Y 2 Ladies' Heavy Wool Shaker Knit Coat Sweaters, less '/z One group Corsettes, discontinued models^ less '/z Boxed Handkerchiefs, less Vz Ribbons, less '/z What Do You Pay for Shoes? ... if it's $2.95 to $6.95 by all means attend this Sensational Value-Giving Sale! . . . 300 Pairs of Smart Shoes 2 Pairs for $3.50 $1 87 1 2 Pairs for $3.50 · EVENING SLIPPERS · SMART KIDS « POPULAR SUEDES · COMBINATIONS Choose from Pumps, Straps, Ties, Oxfords In all sizes but not all sizes In each style. MERKEL'S FIRST FLOOR WltOOVXHZT ·LESS 1/4 Rollin's Children's Hose, less / Graeeline Fabric Bags, less 1 A Lace and Linen Scarfs and Doilies, less '/} Colored Linen Dinner and Bridge Sets, less !4 Oregon City Fine Wool Blankets, less !4 Rayon and Cotton Bed Spreads, less V4 Two groups slightly soiled Beacon Blankets, less (/i One group sheer Wash Fabrics, less % Madras Shirting in stripes and plain, less '/t Costume Jewelry of Sterling set with colored stones, less '/4 Children's Silk and Wool Union Suits, less '/$ Lorraine Panties, Step-ins and Bloomers, less '4 Hello Stuffed Animals, Jess '/( Structo Toy Trucks, less '/ Toy Lawn Seats, less ^ Gilbert Erector and Tool Chests, less '/ Electric and Wind-up Trains, less '/4 Lincoln Logs and Brick Sets, less '/i Blackboards, less !4 Bagatelle Games, less '4 Pool Tables, less / 4 Children^ Books, less '4 Electric Ranges, less '4 Historical Figures, less '4 ----Automobiles with electric lights, less '4 Movie Films, less '4 Priscilla Ruffled Curtains, one to six pair lots, less '4 Quaker Lace Panels and Pairs, less '4 Cotton Dresses, sizes 1 to 6, less '4 Girls' Peachtex Waterproofed Sports Jackets, 7 to 14, less '4 Boys' Jack Tar Jersey Suits, 2 to 8, less '4 Men's Tie and Handkerchief Sets, less '4 Ladies' Brown Capeskin Gloves, less '4 Children's Fur Trimmed Leather Mittens, less '4 F'J -LESS 20% All Boxed Stationery, less 20% Garment Bags of embossed and striped cretonnes, less 20% Pure Linen, G4x54-inch Lunch Cloths, less 20% Pure Linen Huck Towels, less 20% Sheer Linen Bridge Sets, hand made, less 20% Ladies' Leather Sports Jackets, less 20% Ladies' Silk Blouses, less 20% Ladies' Rayon Robes in bright patterns, less 20% Ladies' Coat Sweaters, one group, less 20% 50-inch Lace Curtain Panels, less 20% iESS 10%- Ladies' Wool Flannel Robes, less 10% Ladies' Printed and Plain Smocks, less 10% Ladies' and Misses All Wool Skirts, less 10% Ladies' Fine Silk Robes, less 10% Ladies' Service Aprons, less 10% CLOSING OUT One Lot of MILLINERY, Felts -- Wool Crepes -- Metallic*, Smart Styles and All HeadalzeB. Greatly Bcduced for Clearance. MERKEI/S SECOND FLOOH

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