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4-A MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DECEMBER 30 "NEW DEAL" VOTED BIGGEST NEWS STORY OF PAST YEAR HITLER RISE TO POWER IS NEXT IN LIST OF TEN Repeal of 18th Amendment and Russ Recognition Are Chosen. By CHARLES HONCE (Associate*! Preja Executive News Editor) NEW YORK WP-- The "new deal," under a dozen different names, was selected as the outstanding news story of 1933 by members of the Associated Press Managing Editors' association. Hitler's rise to power in Germany r a n k e d second in the estimation of the men who -determine how news stories shall be played throughout the cation. P r obably of e q u a l interest w i t h specific s t o r y selection was the ever-recurring comment of the editors that 1833 was the biggest news year since the World war. "It seems to me that there has hardly been a day in. 1933 that CHARIE5 HOHCE did not produce a first flight news story," said Marvin H. Creager, managing editor of the Milwaukee Journal. In similar vein J. Charles Foe, of the Chattanooga News, corrjnented, "It ia rather difficult to select the best stories in a year which was full of smash stories." "Most Extraordinary Year" "I think this has been the biggest of post-war years in regard to merit of stories," was the opinion of Rudolf H Horst, of the South Bend Tribune, while Malcolm W. Blngay, of the Detroit Free Press, made it even stronger in this note on his se' lections: "Any one of these would have been outstanding in a normal year but this has been the most extraordinary, year -in ' our history.".: . · . · There was no doubt in the minds "'St managing editors that the Rooae- itelt recovery-', program was, the lead-:, ing news story of the year. It appeared on the tally sheet in many HERE'S 1933's OUTSTANDING NEWS ' editors listed it as "enactment of NBA." Others called it "Roosevelt's inauguration," "Roosevelt's sweeping changes," "Congress 100 days." Not a few entered two phases of the program on their ten best list. Several wrote a single word, "Roosevelt." New Deal Tops' List. 1 'Roosevelt and the : new ; deal was the:higgest etdry of the year" waij the similar comment of William B. Craig of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin ' in: which Mr. Poe concurred. '"The "continuing experimentation of the Roosevelt new deal has been about "'the biggest news the country has had since the war. . Various phases of the Roosevelt program 'were given preferred positions on composite lists from W. S. Gilmore of the Detroit News and A. E. M. Bergener of the Cleveland News. · The rise of riazi Germany and the events which made Hitler's name one to conjure with in the 1933 news picture likewise have lumped as ; cce : story. - , Germany in News. The vote was about evenly divided between two developments -1.-- .Germany 'a farewell to the league ) pt nations and the arms meet, . and v : · · ? , : . ·: - . , ' - ' : 2.-- Hitler's consolidation of power combined with his anti-Jewish campaign. . . . . . Some "editors named one without the · oth'eiv others named both on the same list, while still others combined them as one general story. Repeal, of the eighteenth amendment was an easy third choice of the editors, and not far behind in favor were.- Russian recognition and the March, banking holiday. Each of the two latter received the same number of votes. Mr. Creager was inclined to place the hank holiday first among the big stories "because it affected every one Jn the nation, not only mentally, but fiscally, which is even more important," while Roy J. Dunlap of the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press was of the opinion that repeal should be first. Cermak Assassination Sixth. ' ; The attempted assassination · of President-elect Roosevelt and the mortal wounding of Mayor Cermak of Chicago was sixth on the editorial list/while the destruction at sea of the great dirigible Akron with large loss of life, the California earthquake, the kidnaping situation in general and the sudden death of iormer President Coolfdge com- 'pleted the list of 10 outstanding sto ries. ·Within a. shade of making the main compilation were such stories at the Cuban revolution; the senate stock inquiry, particularly the ap pearance of J. P. Morgan; the defeat of Tammany in the November mayoralty In New York; the United States leaving the gold standard and AMERICA HOLDS OWN IN MUSIC Interest in Popular Opera Shows Real Revival for 1933. NEW YORK, (if)--America has clung tenaciously to her music throughout a year of struggle toward recovery. As a counterbalance to a drastic curtailment of the Metropolitan Opera's season there has been a great revival of interest in popular opera At the New York Hippodrome Alfredo Salmaggi's popular price company has just given its 200th -performance and departed for a road tour. Marion Xalloy Returning. The year brought also the announcement of an opera season in Chicago, directed by Paul Longone, and offering aa one of its stars Mavion Talley, who returns to opera after a four-year retirement. At least one new American opera is announced for performance by the Metropolitan--Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount," to _a libretto by Richard Stokes. Deems Taylor is at work on another. With his wife, Mary Kennedy, as librettist, and George Gershwin is setting Duhoso Heyward's "Porgy," Virgil Thomson's "Four Saints in Three-Acts." libretto by Gertrude Stein, also is announced for production. Symphonic Gains Shown. There has been no major curtailment of major symphonic endeavor; actually, there have been advances in some quarters. Generally there has been a movement toward a reduction in seat prices. The orchestral situation has been enlivened by the debut of Jose Iturbi, the pianist, as a conductor, and by the selection of Hans Lange as one of the three major conductors of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony for this season. Young Pianist Surprises. The most interesting new personality added to music in the year is Ruth Slenczynski, the 8 year old California pianist,.who plays mature programs like an artist. And a curious musical development has been the intdoduction of Harry Parteh's 37-tone scale. The trend of composition in America, if the year's production may be used as a base for prophecy, seems to be toward greater simplicity and less-cacophony. - - · I s What are the 10 biggest stories of tlio year? As listed by managing; editors of Associated Press; newspapers, they deal with events that made history. In a 12-month -period momentous lor America and the world. The-consensus resulted! In a choice of these 10: The death of former President Coolidge, the rise of Adolf Hitler to power in Germany, Giuseppe Zangara's attempt on the life of President-elect Boose- velt, tho ^national banking holiday,: institution of President Roosevelt's, "new deal" recovery program, the Calif ornia.; earthquake, the tragic »loss of the dirigible Akron In a coastal storm, American recognition of. soviet Russia after conversations; with Its 'envoy, Maxim Litvinoff, the war against kidnaping as a growing national menace--punctuated by a -lynching- that followed a mob's attack on a California, jail, and repeal of the eighteenth amendment. Were these stories to be charted according to the rating given by the editors, the news Interest line would run about as shown, the chronology being, roughly, left to right. The Roosevelt recovery program was the virtually universal choice of tho .editors. · .. , , world economic conference in '' ' ,, . . . . . .. Rather widespread Interest 'in the' defeat of Tammany was indicated from many sections 'of the country. It appeared; on lists of; the. first 10 stories sent in by a number of papers, including the Kansas City 1 Star, Buffalo Ev.enlng-.News and the Indianapolis News, r '.... '..... · ,. fBest Ten' · Omit .Flyers. " ; American editors and ·readers apparently are now accepting the mar- vela, of aviation as. a, matter of course, for, while all the outstanding flights of the year were mentioned, none i .qualified in.the first 10 stories. OI the aviation stories, Balbo's flight to the Century o£ Progress at Chicago received the most mention, Post's world flight was second and the Lindbergh leisurely tour of air lanes was third. Mr. Craig of Philadelphia mentioned tie conquering by air of Mt. Everest, the world's highest mountain, as a noteworthy air feat of- the year. To give a further Insight into the type of stories newspaper editors consider outstanding-, here are oth- era receiving 1 notice: the western farm revolt; Chicago's. Century of Progress; '.' the Kansas i · City gang massacre; Japanese penetration of Asia; Insull- extradition -hearings; veterans* cuts; the August hurricane; the Ford-Johnson controversy; the lynching epidemic and the stand of Governor Rolph o£ California; the California brush fire and the Kansas prison escape. Chicagoans Pick Fair. It might be noted that in any list of stories selected from an individual newspaper's standpoint certain local situations produce news of outstanding regional interest. For instance, Jn a composite listing by the staff of the Chicago Dally News the Century of Progress made its appearance and likewise the Insull extradition hearing In Athena. The Cermak assassination was second on the News' list, as well as second on the list of the Chicago Dally Times, which also put Balbo's flight to Chicago well to the front. Special local interest probably would account also for the appearance of entries such as the Ford- Johnson controversy, Kansas City massacre and Kansas prison escape. For fear that some of the more unusual stories in the scientific field and in the realm of human interest might escape mention Moses Strauss of the Cincinnati Times- Star, said: "Apart from the stories that everyone wuold be inclined to pick, let me suggest these: Nine hundred word newspaper, vitamin theory out- aide of natural fooda exploded, Hitler's recent 265,000 audience, air conditioning of private homes, thin- TEN BEST STORIES OF 1933 NEW YORK (AP)--Managing .Editors of Associated Ereas newspapers made these selections for the ten outstanding news stories o f 1933: · ; ' · · · · ' · 1---Roosevelt recovery program . · 2--Hitler's rise to power in Germany 3--Repeal of the eighteenth amendment 4--Recognition of the U. S. S. R. 5--American bank holiday ' 6--Attempted assassination .of President- elect Roosevelt and mortal wounding of Mayor Cermak 7--Akron disaster 8--California earthquake 9--War on kidnapings" (Returns received after tho Brooke'Hart kidnaplrig-mur- dcr and lynching specifically mentioned this story). . .' '. 10--Death of former President Coolidge ' OTHER OUTSTANDING EVENTS: Cuban revolution, stock market hearing and Morgan testimony, defeat of Tammany in New York, U. S. off gold standard, economic conference Iii London, Balbo flight, western farm revolt, Post round' the vrorld flight, Chicago Century of Progress, Kansas City massacre, Japanese penetration of Asia, Lind- bergh'fllght, Insult' extradition hearings, veterans' cuts, lynchings and Governor Rolph's attitude, 1 Califoraia brush fire, Kansas prison escape, Ford-Johnson controversy. ; '_ .. . . 1932's OUTSTANDING STORIES I--I4ndb«rgh kidnaping and murder , 7--Insull collapAe al-Chlcago 2--Bonus army.clash in WasHlngtcm 8--Resignation of'Mayor Walker ol New 3-^EemocratIc" election landslide ' ' York ' : i--Ivat Kreuger suicide. 9--ITajsIe case at Honolulu 6--Olympic'games at Ixjj Anselea 10--An-,Ella Earhart iol» ClEht to Europe; B 1 -Slno-,Tapanese coulUct at Shanghai imprisonment .of Al Capone (tie) .he hands of an expert writer could oe raised to .a literary level that would make it the most talked- aboiit story of the year." ness of ozone layer, CCC for women, photos by Infra-red ray, Mae West figure, Huey Long's licking, changing name of "Hoover dam, Moley exile, Miss Perkins." , Presentation Important,' Sevellon Brown of tho Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin directed a portion of his comment on the manner in which a story Is presented. · · ' · · · ' ' . . "The Los Angeles earthquake story s'eoma to me to be ah excellent example of a report of a sensational spot news story, vividly' and effectively presented, · yet with such precision of. language that it was not overwritten at any point," he said. ' . . . . . . ' "The Morgan story was certainly an outstanding example of a running story completely handled." What makes an outstanding news story ? To Mr. · Walters of Des Moines it is the element of light. "I have always contended," he said, "that the element of fight made big news stories and that K you could bring the light down to one man ~or two men it made a greater story. "I think I remember some fellow having said that it was possible for a man to Imagine himself Floyd Collins fighting for life alone in a cave, but it was difficult for him to feel like an entire Russian army. Fight of World. "In this case, of course, 'it has been a fight of the whole world for recovery." · Mr. Poe of Chattanooga saia he included "the California brushwood fire because it seemed to me to not only have all the elements of a good story, such as man's conflict with, fire, one of the destructive forces of nature; but also because this story was somewhat of a dramatization of the plight of the jobless." ' --- ' "In my judgment," opined Mr. Dunlap of St, Paul, "the best news story must come In the category of being natural or world-wide in scope; must'affect people emotionally or through their pocketbooks." "I would suggest that the outstanding news story would depend entirely upon what happened," said Mr. Bingay. "For instance, the assassination of a president would be the outstanding news story no matter how wretchedly written it might be, and a very ordinary police shooting in We Wish You All a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Robbins Furniture Store 410 South Federal Avenue Best Wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR C. B. SAVAGE Wall Paper - Picture Framing 318 North Fed--Side Entrance DURING 1934 · . . . i f you want the finest Shoo Rebuilding service that money can buy, take your old shoes to Gus Meros at the Modal Shoe Shop. He has the very latest equipment, uses high grade materials and knows just how. to do the job. MODEL SHOE SHOP With Model-Unique Cleaners at 10B South Federal. Gus Mores' 'THANK YOU AND GREETINGS" Nineteen hundred thirty-three has l»en a good year for tho Fullerton Lumber Company, 15 Fourth Street S." W., and wo sincerely thank you for your patronage. To all of our friends and customers wo want to say, "Happy New Year." May 1034 bring you health, happiness and 'prosperity. FRANK MELIUS, Manager. Wishing You . * . the best of everything for the New Year, 1934 FROM THE ENTIRE PERSONNEL "OF CH4PMANS 19-21 First Street S. E. Mason City, Iowa WE WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR Our January Clearance Sale STARTS TUESDAY, JAN. 2 Everything offered at money-saving prices. 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