The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 22, 1934 · Page 4
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 22, 1934
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FOUR *·' CLAIM IS MADE BY DICKINSON OF FAILURE OF NBA Senator States Living Cost Increased Faster Than Wage Scale. WORCESTER, Mass., March 22.-"The most convincing argument against NBA is the fact that after several months' trial, it has failed," Senator L.. J. Dickinson charged In an address here before the Economic club. "The proof of failure," he added, "is not an assertion by a republican, nor assertions from a number of leading 1 democrats; it is the heart-to-heart 'experience meeting' recently held in Washington. Three times as many complainants appeared as expected. "Objections ran from basic weakness in fundamentals and an un- forseen complication of details, to bitter complaints against competitors and chiselers. General Johnson welcomed criticism and then dared you to make it Jn fact, we were told that no criticism would be tolerated that challenged the workability of the entire program. Objectives Are Discussed. "After the 'experience meeting' was over, certain new objectives were suggested. Industry was asked to employ more people at a higher wage for a shorter time. Labor was to be guaranteed its free choice in organization. The consuming public was to be protected. Monopoly was to be safeguarded against All · of these objectives were in the original program. To request again compliance with these objectives is an admission that the NRA has failed in its effort from its beginning to date." In" supporting his conclusions with regard to NRA, the lowan alluded to the claim that it "has increased the cost of living faster than it has increased the wage scale, that purchasing- power instead of increasing has decreased." "The theory," he declared, "that we can borrow ourselves back to prosperity, or that we can waste the taxpayers' money without imposing additional tax burdens upon our people, is erroneous. It is the old story of the frog attempting to get out of the well by crawling up 2 feet each, day and falling back 3 feet each night." Means "Restricted Opportunity." Many small businessmen have de-: cided to "give up rather than meet the NRA requirements," the senator said. "Planned economy -as it has been developed has only one mean- Ing--restricted opportunity." :The trend toward making NRA compulsory was viewed by the lowan as a false assumption that the government can run private business better than businessmen. ' "In my judgement," he declared, "th'e government" should return to its former sphere of protecting the rights of citizens rather than assuming the xesponsibihty of attempting to _direct the conduct of its citizens." "Attempted the Impossible." "The NRA has failed," said the senator in conclusion, "because it has attempted to do an impossible thing. The scope of its program is too far-reaching. "The NRA has failed-because it attempted' to adjust all of the conflicting interests in our industrial life in too short a time. "The JSTRA has failed because it · has led industry to believe that it can do away with 'its 'competitors and in · this way impose upon' the public. .. ' , . ' " . - ' ' . " "The NRA has .failed has led ; labor' to ' believe that it will receive many more benefits, much higher "wages and much shorter hours than industry can afford.' "The 'NRA has failed because it is an assualt upon the right, of capital to make any return on an investment, .and. capital has gone into hiding-. ' ' ' . Depends on Co-Operation. . "The NRA has. failed because' it depens on voluntary co-operation where interests are in conflict and. is too drastic in its 1 administration. "The NRA has failed because enforcement is impossible and coercion is: a mockery. "The NRA has failed because the American people will not approve a boycott; . - . . ' · · · "The-NRA has failed because it is an attempt at Hitlerizing American industry. . ; . ' "The · quicker the /program is abandoned and the American people are given to understand that instead of bringing all their troubles to Washington, .they . must take them home and solve them in their own locality, the better it win be for all concerned." Former Commander of Minnesota Legion Will Run for Senate ST. PAUL, March 22. (/P)-- Lewis E. Lohmann, St. Paul, former state commander of the American Legion, has filed for the democratic nomination for the United States senate. In a statement he praised the administration of President Roosevelt and declared he believed Minnesota, which supported Roosevelt when he was elected, should have democratic representation in the senate. Minnesota's incumbent senators are Henrik Shipstead, farmer-labor- Ite, and Thomas D. Schall, republican. Competes at Iowa City. BRITT, March 22.--The cast Of the play, "The Monkey's Paw," sponsored by the Britt Woman's club, went to Iowa City Thursday to compete in University of Iowa's annual play production contest. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 22 1934 R i b - t o p s ; vari - colored stripes. Children's sizes. aster Sma rtness Underwear Shirts Shorts " - Men's white cotton athletic shirts in sizes 34 to 44. Fancy pattern -"-- broadcloth shorts; LASTEX side * inserts, DOUBLE FLY. 30 to 42. Men's Oxfords Dress up for Easter in new shoes -- here's a good oxford of black leather. No-Mark compo rubber sole. A Value!. 10-Tube Radio Similar to Illustration . 44 Easy Payment Price, $49.95 $5 down and So a month S u perheterodyne, most powerful and selective! Instant Dialing. A Ward extra value! 1 rn il*TUn«n i Tm7i»i ! i.- ' "·» 1 -^, , ; ·.-W.J-..... Step-Ins Elastic--12 and 14 Inches Just a bit of restraint to give smooth e v e n lines. .00 Undies Rayon bloomers, vests, panties; tailored or trimmed. 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