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December 30, 1933

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

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i MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DECEMBER 30 ml? 1934 PROMISES TO BE YE^R OF WORLD EXPERIMENTATION ,i SEEK QUICK END TO LONG SPELL OF HARD TIMES Trade Must Be Stimulated to Insure ;Retiirn of Happy Days; ·By SMITH KB AVIS (Associated Press Foreign'Staff) Nineteen thirty-four .promises to be a- year,of ; world experimentation in ecqnbnilcsVand ; government as statesmen'-'seek to speed the end of one of-history's longest' arid stiffest hard time : speels. · -S ·'.. . ·:. ·::.. · . . A. lot of 1833's" international headaches "are prominent on the sheet of '-"''· '-'·· ..unfinished business. · .Eirst of 'all, -' leaders face ; the 'problem .of . die-, ; loc at'ed media of exchange w i t h two major and many minor the- .ories; at clash. Happy days, they ; all agree, · won't come again until " commerce c a n move' in' undisturbed and ,uhim- StortH REAVIS. 7 .7^ .peded. ' channels, ·In'tHe TJnited States. President Roosevelt proposes .to. raise basic purchasing ability, and ^commodity prices, by the use of a "managed" currency.' · . ' ' ' . · · · · ··"· ' In Italy Premier Mussolini will lower wages and prices in one sweeping operation In the hope that thereby Italy may compete in the ·world's marts. Americas Assail Tariffs. France sticks to the gold standard arid calls for monetary stabilization throughout the world. In the Americas tariff barriers are being-attacked by bi-lateral: bargaining:,-- as: 'proposed by Cqrdell Hull, "United States secretary of state, at the Pan-American' conference in Montevideo. The nations of the western continents will seek a solution^ of: the troublesome debts question in an economic gathering at Santiago, Chile. - . . Europe, anxious to sell its products abroad and thus fill the domestic dinner pall,, clings to its tariffs and quotas as bargaining poults. Mr. Roosevelt has Indicated a disposition, to do some bartering himself--with wines 'and liquors as the first'bait. "· ' . '-'.^z :-__.:JL;j-L- ·*"·' JIdst statesmeirf eel : that the clos- Sn'g'mqnfhsVol; 1933 marked 1 at least a stigtifcnipturn-.from the business stagnation' of last winter and spring. World "unemployment has decreased if only slightly; many basic commodity prices have risen; some world surpluses have been reduced. ' Big Conferences Futile, ·politically there are many of the old 1933 snags in the' 1934 channel. The conference system 'didn't work " so well in the 12 months just ended; ·witness adjournment of the London Economic sessions b£ last spring and summer and the later disarmament meet at.Geneva, the former with undefined results and the latter a failure. The world;will try it again, however, with another attempt to make disarmament, or rather arms limitation, something. 1 of a reality. The league of nations faces its most crucial test. Already weakened by the withdrawal of two--Germany and Japan--of its five great power members, it views with alarm Italy's warning that radical changes are necessary or she too will step out 'True Tales" Part of School History Course Edith Rule's Book Is Reprinted for Teachers. i Win Walkathon One of the etchings appearing in new edition of Edith Rule's hook. / . Diplomatic discussions of the proposed reform, which Italy would have include a .separation of the Versailles treaty from the league covenant, already are under way. .Some statesmen profess to see a ray of hope in the dying down of European war-scare talk and the preoccupation of governmental leaders in the business of establishing peace. - . ' · : · . · . . Three Outstanding Leaders. ; Three dominant figures of the year--Roosevelt, Chancellor Hitler of Germany and Maxim Litvinoff, astute'foreign commissar of the Soviet Union 1 --have lifted their voices in testimony of their desire for international, co-operation .rather than war. » Hitler, in almost the same breath tliat he told of Germany's withdrawal from the league and the disarmament conference, held out an olive branch^to France in the form of a .bi-lateral settlement of differences. It was sniffec) at gingerly, but the diplomatic talks have begun. Litvinoff, his year crowned with success' by American recognition and the negotiation of pacts of friendship and commerce with neighboring European states, plans further aggressive participation in ·world affairs. Under Rome's plan of changes, Russia would join the other great powers at the league's green table. Trouble Spots Persist. With Japan's position in Manchuria consolidated. If not regularized, and with an apparent lessening of tension between Japan and Russia, there appears hope for better days in the Pacific. Some Tokyo trial balloons have indicated the possibility of direct conversations between Japan and the United States to iron out causes of irritation. One.possible trouble spot on the horizon is Austria, whose little chancellor, Engelbert Dolfuss, has chosen the dictator's path between the blandishments of nazism and fascism and the demands o£ the so- BOARD OF TRADE HEAD GALLS 1933 "AMAZING" YEAR Carey Comments on Great Changes; Optimistic on Farm Future. By .JOHN.P. BOUGHAN (Associated Press, Market Editor) . -CHICAGO, UP)--The moat amazing year the American farmer and the agricultural trades have ever experienced--that is the way the Chicago board of trade sums up 1933. Peter B. Carey, president of. the nation's biggest grain exchange, said today 1933 was not only the grain industry's most amazing but perhaps most momentous year. "As the year draws to an end we find drastic changes, afecting every branch of agriculture, actually in operation," he said. "All have been inaugurated with the single view to regaining lost purchasing power to the farmer's products, thereby assisting the entire national recovery." Outlook Seems Bright. "Personally I am optimistic for the future of the farmer," Mr. Carey declared. "It: cannot be denied that he has the backing of the financial power of the United States government. · "Never again can he justly com-plain of federal neglect... ""An encouraging item of the farm situation'that inight easily be overlooked is that despite a substantial break in grain prices from the highs of the year the American wheat grower, for example, is receiving almost 100 per cent more than a year ago for his product. This is a benefit independent of aid from the federal treasury. "Corn, oats, rye and barley farmers have participated correspondingly in the better price levels, as recorded on the grain exchanges. It is safe to assert that all lines of business and industry have received farm purchasing power." Says Prices Rose Too Fast. It was to be regretted, President Carey said, that the highest levels of grain prices in 1933 could not be held. But prices rushed upward too rapidly, he said, on the surge of buying: in the early summer when the public was convinced money would be so cheapened that ownership of commodities wos'n 1 - desirable. The result was an inevitable reaction, despite the great 1933 crop shortage in grains, vegetable" and fruits. A new edition of that choice little volume, "True Tales of Mason City," by Edith Rule, is just off the press of the' 1 Klipto Loose Jaf company for distribution in the schools of the county. - · · The reprint, which ..appears as "True Tales of Cerro.Gbrdo County," was ordered by Mrs: Pearl Tah- nar, .county superintendent, for use 'in the schools as part of the history courses. ' · ! ' . ' The booh appeared,originally in 1928 as a part:of the seventy-fifth anniversary observance 1 of Mason City and the new; edition includes the. introduction which makes the ·book not only a souvenir of that significant occasion, .but definitely es- :ablishes the seventy-fifth anniversary as part of the history of the community. Was Unconcerned, 'A community sprang up on the North Iowa prairies, grew steadily, swiftly, with no more.self-conscious- ness that a healthy young boy absorbed in his own play, .unconcerned with questions of who he is, or why he. is here," 'said Miss Rule, now Mrs. Frank Carrington, in the optn- ng statement "of her introduction. "Its people lived, andi died, names appeared .-and faded,'.life^ was taken for granted. Until June, 1928, seventy-five, years after the father of the community first looked out at tie prairie lands flushed with aut- umii beauty, there came, a break in the historical lethargy. A four-day celebration was held in Mason City and with it come awakening and the full measure of civic consciousness. Celebrated Four Days. "Eyes opened, the people.of-Cter- ro Gordo county proudly saw themselves as an integral part of the history in the making. Only four days ;vere given to actual'celebration but the new found pride in the town and county and all that had'gone to build it was lasting." It was originally planned to have the author add to the : volume, which only carries the reader to the coming of the first railroad, but as the Dr.W.O.MAUCH D E N T I S T 5 West State Phone 87 % Production of Soft Coal Reveals Drop · WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. (A 1 )--Bituminous coal production in the United States fell off 2.-1 per cent ;he week ended Dec. 23 as com; pared with the preceding week. ' The bureau of mines estimated the'total output at 7,180,000 net :ons. Increases or decreases in individual state production for the ,veek ended. Dec. 16--the last data for which state figures are available--as compared* with the preceding week include: Iowa 67,000 t£ WALKED 986 HOURS-Cliff and Opal Roberts, Waterloo, won 40 and 8 walkathon - marathon at; Mason City armory. books were wanted for use in the schools after New Tear's this idea was givSn up' and the reprint was made with only minor revisions. The new edition includes a num bar of silhouet etchings by Clarence Mellang. Barber Shop at Burt Is Damaged by Blaze BURT, Dec. 30.--Fire broke out in the C. F. Whalen barber shop Wednesday and badly damaged the interior and burned through the roof in one place. The fire department prevented the blaze from 'spreading to the adjoining frame buildings. The loss was partly covered by insurance. Happy New Year Gardner Furnace Co. Sheet Metal and Furnaces Hear I'. G. and E. Building A Happy New Year to everybody--may 1934 bring yon Health, Happiness and Prosperity G. R. KINNEY CO. 17 South Federal Ave. Greetings To All.. We hope that 1934 will bring you good fortune. And for your patronage'during 1933, we sincerely thank you. J. C. Puth Co. Plumbing and Heating JOE PUXH FLOYD MAGOON 202'/j North Federal Phone 089 ciallsts. His final choice has not yet been made, but he has made it clear that Austria's independence--and by that he meant no domination from Berlin--must be assured, i Should he fail, and Germany and Austria combine in the much discussed "anschluss," chancelleries must work fast to avoid a European explosion. We thank you for patronage during the old year and hope we may serve you in 1934 Charley's Auto Repair II So. Comm. Phone 585 HAPPY N E W YEAR To all our friends and customers . . . a happy and prosperous New Year. For the favors of the past, we sincerely thank you--we shall strive to merit your continued support throughout 1934. BOOMHOWER HARDWARE 113 N. Fed. Ave. Phone 1-13 OVER FIFTY Y E A R S OF LUMBER RETAILING IN NORTHERN IOWA We have endeavored to keep pace with Mason Gity and Northern Iowa's progress and we believe that our different yards will reveal a stock* good as the besti all material in splendid condition. L. A. PAGE LUMBER CO. Mason City, Iowa L. A. PAGE LUMBER CO. PAGE CRANE LBR. CO. Plymouth, Iowa Clear Lake, Iowa ANNOUNCING The Arrival of the NEWLY WEDS A new and delicious Ice ' Cream confection for sale by Ice Cream Dealers either in individual slices at 5c Or in rolls that can be sliced at your convenience at home for parties and clubs or served as desserts at regular meals. THE NEWLY WEDS Meet Them--Greet Them--Eat Them You Will Like Them Ask Your Ice Cream Merchant Greetings for the New Year This is a particularly happy New Year, for ushered in with it cornea new courage, new hopes, new optimism. To each of our many friends we extend the sincere wish thnt 1934 will bring all of the good things--health, the thrill of accomplishment, the zest of living--all of which spells HAPPINESS. Iowa Hardware Mutual Insurance Co. C. A. KNUTSON, President R. D. AUSTIN, Secretary 1908 Hardware Building-- Mason City 1934

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