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MARCH 13 H 1931 MASUN QJIj* JHasmt Olitij 1 1 1 A Lee Syndicate Newspaper issued Every: Week Day by the MASON CIT* GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 State St. Telephone No. 3800 WILL F. MUSE '.. .Editor W. EARL HALIi. ; ...... .Managing Editor ;i.T;n!; p; LOOMIS:...........Business. Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is, exclusively entitled to Jhe use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it ; or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all Jocal news published herein. · ', SUBSCRIPTION BATES ·DaJly, per year.;.......:......-.I....... Daily, per, week. .-· · · ·'·· ···:· · · · · · · · · · -- · Oatelde of Mason City and Oiear Lake j . ,Daily, per year by carrier. ....... s ..... 57.00 Daily, per week by carrier... · - ·» ·Daily; per year by mail. · * · · *·"¥ 6 mentis, 52.25; S months, §1.25; ^ month .50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year,... t ....... b.uo R months $3.25, . 3 months........ 1.75 Entered at. the Postoffice; at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter - Knowledge la the foundation and source of good writing.--HORACE : . . ' THE CLAIMS/AND THE TRUTH OR a possible light on the whole attack upon the . . ' . . . ' I . -, ' _ _ _ ' _ _ _ _ _ _ t n t. ..P, ' ft-tf- be pricked. At this stage, it looks' like a repetition of o,; campaign staged some seven years, ago 'against Iowa's board of control. In the end the same persons' continued to [ operate the .same- institutions in the same way. One difference which may prove important is that nobody was' accused o'f actual dishonesty m the previous -attack. 'CUT INTO "FROM TOO MANY SIDES A NYONE who.ddubts that new forms of competition " have cut deep inroads into the railroad business is in need of a look at the following report on what has happened to American roads in the past four months: ·'.''' ^ · ' · ' ' . _ - , · ' The Batesyiile Southwestern railroad has been abaridoned. ; . ' The Intermountam ' railway has been abaridoned. The Poteau and Cavanal Mountain railroad has been abandoned., ; . , The stiarpsville .railroad has been abandoned. The Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie railroad has been abandoned.- ·; ». The Wiscasse't, Waterviile and Farmington railroad has discontinued operation. , A part of the Wadley Southern railroad from Swainsboro to Collins, Ga., a distance of 33.2 miles, has been abandoned. -, · , · ' " · .,.,· ,-_ The Blue Lake district of the Memphis division of the Illinois Central railway system, a distance of 11.8 miles, has been abandoned. These facts are drawn from. the Official Railway Guide. ' , " " · · ' ' " · ' ' . · ' v ' ; · THE OLD HOME TOWN . . . . . . By Stanley University of Iowa now Bunder, way, let us ex- a mme"tha7 : which was unmistakably revealed at the hearings addressed to the athletic situation in .Chicago this week. If in all phases of the charges hcing considered there is the same pathetic lack'of substance that asserted itself in the Chicago sessions, it can be predicted'that the legislative investigation will not prove the final chapter of the case. Every major point m the current attack on Iowa's athletic system was heaten into the^dust by the highest authorities oh-, tamable .on the subject. An analysis follows: (1) The claim v waa that the. so-called Belting fund was the true basis for t suspending Iowa from schedule-ranking rights in tho conference. , The trutin is that the conference authorities had' no knowledge;of the Belting fund when action was taken against Iowa. ' (2)! The claim was made that President Jessup could have saved the eligibility of the boys who participated in tho Belting fund v , The truth .was that' President 'Jessup had nothing whateyer to do with the matter and that declaring - the athletes ineligible was the unyielding demand of the conference' authorities, . (3) The claim was that sacrificing ^the boys was a penalty lightly, paid by tho lowaM»oard In control of athletics JLna President Jessup.' The truth is that Iowa ruled the athletes eligible in the fall of 1929. and was Barred from reinstatement in December in the conference solely by reason of that ruling; that if it bad not' been for Iowa's insistence that the boys had done-no wrong the actual suspension from a conference football schedule would never have been made operative,,that only on demand of If anybody believes these are rosy days in the rail transportation business, let him reflect : on these items. OTHER EDITORS IOWA'S PREDICAMENT William S. Formah in Ch|cago Herald and Examiner: The testimony; at the'investigation into athletic and other affairs at'the Unversity of Iowa reveals that the celebrated "Belting fund," whose existence was supposed to have been responsible for Iowa's suspeu- 'sion from the Big Ten, was not even known to the Conference officials until after the suspension had been voted. x ' ," ' * ' ' . , · - - , · Now it Develops that Iowa was selected a Horrible Example for other institutions that were suspected of violating the Conference code but against whom no tangible evidence could be collected which would withstand a test in court if legal proceedings should become necessary. \ . According to'the witnesses ia the present hearing, the suspension was based on proof that money-had been collected "for the purpose of assisting athletes, that tuition notes had been accepted 1 by university officials, and that the registrar did riot sign the registration blanks of certain athletes. The "Belting fund" expose came later, jWhen Commissioner Griffith was called to Iowa City and informed as to the existence of the'fund by President Walter A. Jessup himself. Iowa's .troubles, including the whole 'complicates question of siibsidizmg and granting special privileges to -athletes, furnished a lot of ammunition tcf the organizations that want to take control of athletics away from the universities. If the present investigation goes no farther than Iowa some of the other institutions under suspicion probably will' be thankful; They'll have; time to clean up before somebody starts another investigation: . /TRECKON ws\Nit=E JUNKi MAN SOME OF ,WJS OL.P ' KEEPSAES -ANC WE VJANTS EM BACyc-H/S WIFE SAYS THe ONLY CVER.'vMENT vOUT OF THE HOUSE WITHOUT HIS KNOV«J;NGj IT VJAS\WHEN STOL.E HIS TOOTM CAUENPAR SINCE THAT OLD JUNKMAN A FLIVVER, OEF Cl-ATWoRTHY i s , TO RUN HIM DOWN "AS HAS HIS CUSTOM FOfe VEAT5.S " ' Few. Americans realize liow much.their government does for them. Readers of th% Globe-Gazette can draw on all government activities .tbra our free Information Bervtce. The world's greatest libraries, laboratories anil experimental stations are at their command. Ak any queaUon of fact and It will be answered, 'free, by mall direct to you. Inclose Z cent stamp for reply postage and adilrefl-i the GIobe-Gazetto Information Bureau, FrederiC'J. Haakln, Director, Washington, I). O. Q.- Where! were roller skates first used? D. P. A. 'in. Holland in the 18th century. However, they Bad · no particular .vogue until 1863 when J. L. Plimpton of New York designed a skate with four little wooden wheels. . ' s Q. Are perfect diamonds ever found in diamond rings? E. C. : A. George'F. Kunz says that 8 or 10 per cent of ali diamonds that are found are perfect even under ;i strong bright lens. Altho many are perfect in color there are also a great many diamonds 'of an imperfect color, which are really perfect stones in that they do not contain imperfections or flaws of any kind. In purchasing diamonds, one should deal alwaysnyith reliable firms. Q. Has Gigli, the._great, 'tenor, ever sung in English? I. S. A. The Metropolitan Opera company says that to its knowledge Mr. GigH never ha,s in opera but he occasionally "used and suug songs in English on his concert programs. Q. What Is tho oldest American settlement In Alaska.? I/. D. Juneau, named for Joseph Juneau, who discovered' the quartz arid placer riches which have'made that district famous. Q. Does a jury usually convict an M. D. accused of performing Illegal operations? , Does the sex of jury members influence tho verdict 1 J. B. A. Whether or not a jury .convicts a physician accused of per 'orming illegal operations depends on the testimony and evidence. The sx of jury members ' should'have no influence whatever on the ver- Q. Where arc the anchors recovered fram tho Maine? ^ W. H. V A. One Is at Arlington cemetery, ;wo are at the U. S. naval academy at Annapolis, Md. Q. What 'city was known ns the city of wooden chimneys? F. B. A. Suffolk,- Va., had. a building boom about the middle of the eighteenth century and many chimneys were built of wood because the supply of brick was not equal to the demand. Suffolk thereupon became famous as the city of wooden chimneys. Q. Which is better, a bl-plano-or n monopliino? W. F. A. It depends upon the use to which the plane is to be put. The army air corps says that a bi-plana is stronger than a monoplane because the two wings permit truss construction for combat, or where the plane gets sudden strain a biplane is better, also it permits the use of shorter?, win^s to get the same lift. A monoplane has the advantage of getting full efficiency out of the wing, and permits greater visibility. The monoplane's disadvantages are that it ,is designed for one particular purpose such as straight flying^ long distance, etc. Q. What Is,a, person called who is particularly interested in arciiery? 1C. P. . A. He Is called a. toxophilite. MR^MARSHAl,!, AND 1MK. WHITE porarily Ineligible faculty,.committee in 1930 and the Iowa plea that -the boys should not be made to suffer for:an "institutional sin" was turned down decisively by-the' conference; that in the face of definite orders not to appeal further in the boys' betialf another plea was made to' the May meeting in 1930 and that it was again rejected by the conference. This much was a /part of the definite showing at Chicago. The further ·fact is that withdrawal of Iowa from the conference would not have saved the eligibility of the athletes in question.! (4) The claim was made that Major John Griffith,. Big Ten commissioner, was influenced by President Jessup.not to reveal the contents of liis portfolio when he came to Iowa on May 28, 1929, to lay before Iowa's athletic council the charges upon which Iowa's ouster" was based. ; The truth is that President Jessup'had nothing- whatever to do with that decision; that it was Major GriffitH himself who expressed the hope that it would not be necessary to bring into the case for public condemnation the names of individuals who were in fact innocent of wrong-doing; that the contents of the bulky bag were presented in brief by him in his two hour report before the board; that only one member of the board desired to look into the portfolio which lay open on the. taWe before the group and that if in fact he made a motion to that effect it t was lost for lack of a second. (5) The claim was rrtade that-other institutions in the Big Ten are still reluctant or actually refusing to_ compete with Iowa in athletics. The truth is that Iowa's athletic administration and President Jessup have the full confidence,of every member of the Big Ten conference; that next year's football schedule which includes four conference games is considered by Commissioner Griffith a "highly representative" one; that Iowa is not now experiencing- any schedule-making (Jifflculty that has not always faced the institution which is cot noted for its "big gales." (6) The claim was made that President Jes. ' sup hod knowledge of and was In fact the person who directed Iowa's employment of subsidization methods, in violation of conference rule!!. The truth is that this was neither proved nor indicated; that quite to the contrary information con_ cerning the Belting fund was believed by Commissioner Griffith to have been a principal reason for - the Belting discharge; that the letter from Griffith to Jessup referred to as a "warning" was in fact a letter praising Jessup's policy. The one claim not wiped out by the .Chicago hearing is that "Belting was a high class athletic director.". And the answer to that was supplied by Dr. Belting himself on the stand at Des Moinea Thursday afternoon when he confessed one violation after another of conference rules. If further answer is needed It can be supplied by the 11 members of the athletic council who long before his discharge were in favor of it. Or from the thousands of students, and alumni who occasionally contacted'him. Or from the alumni of Mason City who abandoned their annual athletic dinner rather than take a chance tin a' second visit from the Iowa,director of athletics. In the face' of this sudden evaporation Into thin' air of the charges which a week ago seemed BO serious against Iowa's department of athletics, one s if a whole cluster of bubbles isn't about to : - . . . . . ' EilET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of ?THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clendening cannot diagnose or gtvo personal answers to Letters '· ftom readers. When questions are ot general Interest, however, they will be taken up, In ordef. In the dally column. Address your queries 'to- Dr. .Logan Clendenlne, care of Tho Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. EARLIER DAYS Being a Dally Compilation of In t crest In E Items from 4 'Xwenty Tears Ago". Files ol tho Globe-Gaxctto. ' MARCH 13, Iflll" BO-BROADWAY ^By JOSEFH VAN BAAI/TE- ws. due regard for the provocation, it aeems rather mild, especially when contrasted with Mr. .Marshall's own wordy and denunciatory rulminations. Mr. Marshall's lawyers will'have to do'considerable tali interpreting to make libel of it. Ttoey would perhaps have a far easier job if they were to bring suit against Mr. Marshall on behalf of the university and President Jessup. f The perfect silliness of this suit must be realized by every newspaper editor wlio stops 'to think of it. Probably there is not an editor in Iowa who has not times without number suffered far worse libel from his contemporaries without even the least thought of getting fussed, let alone resorting to legal retaliation. If young'Mr. White's remarks are libel, then this writer Can recover damages from some scores of in-' considerate contemporaries, and the only fly in the ointment is that they can set up highly embarrassing counterclaims. ·' The plain fact is that Mr. Marshall, who takes himself far top' seriously, is giving a public demonstration of the fact that he is a poor sport. Seemingly he expects people to stand for columns of denunciations from himself without a fair exchange of compliments. ' . · · ' / · · . . FRED GIL.CHBIST .PRAISED Britt News-Tribune: It has been many years since the tenth district has been represented by an outstanding man. Since Dolliver's time we have had O'Connor, Woods and I3ickinsoa--every one of them, very mediocre. Facts are that Iowa has not at this time a real outstanding congressman such as we heard of in the days of Lacey, Cousins, Dolliver, Kendall and Towner. But Fred C. Gilchrist wag an outstanding senator in the Iowa legislature and'we can therefore look forward with renewed hope- that the tenth is going to be represented very soon by the most outstanding congressman from Iowa. Gilchrist is a man whom we believe will not.be disappointing. WHERE FAVORITISM IS UNKNOWN Austin Herald: Regardless of "wealth or .station there is no immunity granted against sickness. 1 Disease comes to the high and the lowly. Even the best medicai service that money can buy cannot guarantee health, altho admittedly it can be a great help. President Hoover is going to visit his son Herbert Jr., Saturday night at Asheville, N. C. The president's son has been ill for several months. The fates have shown him no partiality simply because he was a president's son. ' Neither hod carrier, king nor churchman can scoff safely at the warning that he may be next to share ill health, HI health visits its ravages upon potentates and street sweepers alike, in fact the former seem susceptible to even more physical disorders than the latter. Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America HEROIC DAYS (Read Luke 14:25-85). And whosoever doth not-bear his cross, and come after.Die, cannot be my disciple.. / The Christian'life is not all a festival. It has it greater, heroic days of renunciation. It calls upon u to give up things we like and to do things we do no like, for the sake of others, and for Christ's sake With all Its joys and consolations, yet there is a tru sense in which we may say that Christianity is a rrios uncomfortable religion. Why else should the cross b its symbol? So Jesus warns away those who cove only'ease and a quiet life. He would have us count th cost, and it is great. That is.an appeal to our bette selves; it is the promise of a thrilling life. For the 1m mortal youth that pulses in all our hearts is mor covetous of adventure than of pleasure; we woul live daringly. The' cost registers the value of th Christian life. Prnyer: Our Father, Who hast called vus into the fel lowship of Thy Son, grant unto us grace to follow Him, enduring hardship as good soldiers of Jesu Christ, Tn Hia name. s Arnan. Dr. Clendcnlng LACK OF CERTAIN FOODS DANGEROUS T HE recent death of Professor Eijkman brot to mind the anniversary of the discovery of vitamins. Fol Professor Eijkman was the first 1 man to produce, a disease in animals due entirely-to withholding a certain substance in the food. · This was in 1896. The disease was heri-berl. Dr. Eijkman had been sent to Java as a physician employed by the Dutch government. The young doctor observed the pitiful condition of the prisoners in the prison camp's, from paralysis and dropsy of th'e legs. ,, He pondered/what the cause;could oe.' And ,then one day he saw some fowls, in the yard of the hospital to which'he was. attached. They were paralyzed just as the poor convicts he had been studying. · He made inquiries. He found the fowls were fed cooked rice from the hospital kitchen. It was the same kind of rice the convicts ate. Dr. Eijkman found that it was polished rice, or in other words,., rice from which the shell had been milled. He decided to try. an experiment, so he gave healthy fowls polished rice until they became almost paralyzed, and then cured them by adding rice.shavings to the polished rice. When he ordered the convicts' iet changed from polished to unpolished, rice, the isease beri-beri disappeared from Dutch prison amps. No wonder he was given the Nobel prize. Now Dr. llellariby comes with another kind of ervaus disease caused by some dietary error. It is not exactly like beri-beri because it consists of degeneration of tlie spinal cord, while beri-beri was' a euritis--an inflammation of the peripheral nerves. These degenerative patches in the cord are due o a diet consisting of absence of fat-soluble vitamins and the presence of wheat germ'apparently infected with the disease ergot. A peculiar feature of s t!ie work s that the ergotized wheat alone will cause degeneration, but not if the fat-soluble vitamin is added to he diet. The vitamin is probably vitamin A, for but- :er, cabbage and egg yolk are the substances which revent the cord degeneration. The interesting thing from a practical point of view is the possibility 'of the spinal cord degeneration of pernicious anemia fceing- caused In this way. We mow that pernicious anemia is a food deficiency "disease and there also occurs cord degeneration in its course. It is true, also, that liver extract does not have much effect on these' cord changes. But liver extract is a water-soluble substance and the vitamin which prevented the cord degeneration in Mellanby's experiments waa fat-soluhle. It is possible that we have another food deficiency factor in pernicious anemia responsible for the nervous changes and that t can be administered as easily as liver extract, to prevent the nervous changes of that disease. JUST FOLKS . By EDOAU 4. CUES!" Copyrighted 1031 HOUSEKEEPING There are so many steps to take, So many tasks to do! Each day there is the bread to bake, The beds to make/ anew, The floors to sweep, the chairs to dust,-' The silverware to shine. An endless fight with dirt and rust Appears this life of mine. . The whole day long upstairs and down With broom and_pan I go, That he who labors in the town A restful place 'may know. These hands which once were soft and white Are dry and red and thin, /And all those charms have taken flight Which once he came to win. Lord, if his house shall lovely, be . Then ugly I must grow, For tidy rooms he smiles to see My youthful,bloom must go! But sometimes when he casts his eye Upon my coarsened hands ' I wonder if the reason why He really understands?, Dear Lord, hia friends he often brings To sup with us at night, ' He plainly takes great pride in things Which hold their luster bright. But often while I dust and sweep, "· I wonder, does he see How anxiously I work to keep His old-time pride in- me? The E. B. Higle company has put .in a feed,mill along with their poultry,department at the plant on, South Main street and will manufacture what they call Quality Poultry Food. The mill is located in the' rear of the poultry room and since it has been set up has been steadily grinding. The food preparation which is made is supposed to be a balanced ration for the fowl and is composed of six different "grains. The mill has a capacity of 50 bushels an hour. Zero weather from almost summerlike days was ushered in last night with a high gale that blew at' the rate of 60 miles an hour, did "some damage to 'standing walls and, light buildings and other loose property besides reminding everyone that/even tho the robin is here the season for dispensing .'with the whiter flannels has,not yet arrived. The most serious damage was done to the Chase Manufacturing company. The wind blew over the partially- completed walls of the plant situated south of the city doing some" damage to the amount of 5250. The company, carried insurance. The thermometer dropped from 50 and 60 degrees where it has been, down to zero before midnight last- night. Tonight it ia expected will be colder than last night. Walking is practically impossible for many along some of the streets where the wind gets a full sweep and the dirt is whirled with such force against the face that its contact is accompanied by the sense of pain. Miss Vera Means, Paris, El., who for the past two months has been the guest of her sister, Miss Anna Means and her cousin, Mrs. G. M. Woodruff here, left the first of the week for a visit with relatives in Boone. Mrs. Woodruff accompanied her-and will return home next week. - . . The Weso club will be entertained tomorrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. A. Knutson at Clear Lake. They will leave here on the 1:30 o'clock car. Prizes offered by Charles Howell, the east perro Gordo county dairyman, by D. N. Campbell of Ro'ck- well, a horseman, and prospective prizes from local merchants have given the special premium list of the North Iowa fair considerable of a boost. A letter was received from Mr. Howell this morning stating he would offer a $50 prize for the best herd of Jersey cattle on exhibit at the fair and would give a $35 premium for the best Jersey cow. Mr. Campbell offers $25 for the best colt on exhibit sired by Prince Hubert, a fine Percheron owned by Mr. Campbell himself. Local merchants have a prize list that will amount to $100 when completed. The national · democratic achievement banquet, which is to be held in Indianapolis next month, will have as speakers William J. Bryan of Nebraska, Governor Wilson of New Jersey, Governor Foas of Massachusetts, Governor Burke of North Dakota, Governor Marshall of Indiana and former: Governor Folk of Missouri. The girls orchestra from the Odd Fellows home, accompanied by its director, Mrs. Jennie McKeon, left this morning' at 9:50 'o'clock for Rockford, where they will take part on the program there this evening. Jerry Green, Marshalltown, will furnish the other part of the program with his lecture. They expect to return tomorrow morning. The French History club meets tomorrow afternoon with Miss Lucile Franchere at the Blalse home on Superior street 'Tor the study of the lesson. The topic for'-tomorrow wfll be the lives of five of the famous women during the reign of Louis XIV, namely, Madame de Sezigne; Louise de La Vallierre, Madame de Naintenon, Madame de Montespan and Madame de Cursans. · YORK, March 13.--A New rk cop .whose salary is, $4,000 a year mapaged to salt away in the bant ^BT.OOO in the course of 36 months. . . . Andy Mellon should* cop that cop without delay. . * * * A N ASININE LAW--No waitress in Tammany Town ia permitted to labor ia a restaurant after 10 o'clock at night. At that hour 1 she must pocket her last tip and skldoo. For several years restaurant men have pleaded in vain with legislators to be permitted to hire women, as waitresses, for night work. The waitresses, themselves, joined in the petition. Work, and trays; are lighter at night, and w^P 3 are heavier. But so far the legislators have been obdurate. Scrubwomen, actresses, : chorus girls, night hostesses, trained nurses, Women reporters, female taxi drivers and telephone operators may labor from caridle-ltghtin' time till dawn. But if a girl ;l slides you a plate of beans in a restaurant, after 10 o'clock at night, legally, she's "injuring her health and morals." a: * * "TAKING THINGS EASY--The 1 art of the shoplifter'is old and its technique has not changed much with the years. The shoplifter today is- better dressed than his shabby predecessor. That's aboul the only difference. The gentry is divided into two classes. The ."opportunity" pilferer and the professional. Most of the professionals are women and a ma jority are under 30. Not easily dis tinguished from the mass of shop pers they make their way, for the most part, unmolested in and ou of the shops, their manner assured their hands deft. + * # pUSTOMER ALWAYS RIGHT?-V-- In one Fifth avenue- shop com plaints were made that tapestrie' .jacks and seats of chairs worth as much aa $1,200 were being cut out with a razor: Chair after chair was ruined. No culprit was found. ' Detectives hung a tapestry worth ;i,100, on the wall and-kept vigil. On th'e fourth day a man entered he shop wearing a loose tan coat. Quick as a flash he whipped the apestry from the wall, jammed it inder his coat, folded his arms in ront of him so as to keep It in place and started to walk out. He was arrested and admitted laving · perpetrated similar thefts aggregating thousands of dollars. So numerous and persistent are shoplifters that one of the largest department stores in town maintains a staff of 100 detectives, each of Vrhom, yearly, justifies his employment. THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG JASPER SENATOR DISAGREES DES MOINES, March 13.--Your editorial fully considered relative to the investigation of the University of Iowa. Allow me to say that I am a graduate of that institution; several of my family have graduated there, and I expect to do what is fair and Just toward 'it. I might suggest that I think that all this \ class of institutions paying out millions, of dollars belonging to the state, should be under our state board of audit. I might further suggest that it might be just as well for editors to not be too critical of this commission until ita work is done and see what it will do, aa I presume you do not have any . more facts than the senate haa so far. . Very truly yours, .O. P. MYERS. Who's Who and Timely Views YOITRE THE JUDGE STABILIZATION NEED OF BUSINESS By COL. ARTHUR WOODS Chairman, President's Emergency Committee for Employment. Arthur Wood* -was born at Boston'. MOSB.. Jan. 20, 1B70. He In n BraJunt« ot Harvard and later studied at Berlin. From 1805 to 1905 he waa a schoolmaster at. Grolon, Mass. Then he was a reporter for tho New York Evening Sun. In the lumper huslncss In Mexico-mid the cotton converting huslneas In Boston. In 1807 ho was made deputy police commissioner of New York City. He wan police commlBaloncr from 1U1* to 1018. He now IB chairman ot President Hoover's Emercency Committee for Employment, ana a director ot several corporations. He Is a veteran of tho World war. Having attained the rank of colonel. He waa awarded the DlstlnKUlahed Servlco wedal. And as long as the need exists it must be met. We cannot argue with starvation. The only answer is food. It has been most encouraging to us in Washington, to see how, all over the country, local committees have recognized the principle of local responsibility for local distress, and have risen to meet their emer- I NTO THE building adjacent to that owned by Flunk, ( there moved the Uncle Sam company, manufacturers of fireworks. The Uncle Sain company immediately hired a force and set about getting ready for the July 4 trade. What the Uncle Sam company manufactured it stored, some in the basement, some in the attic, and some, even, on an Inclosed porch. But one day some of the stock stored on the porch exploded and the building caught fire. The fire'spread and in the blaze that followed Flunk's house was' b'adly damaged. After thfi fire watf extinguished Flunk sued to recover damages from the Uncle Sam. company for manufacturing and storing fireworks on the premises, pointing out that the thing constituted a private nuisance.^ At the trial the Uncle Sam company replied that Jt conformed with every legal requirement to safeguard ita employes. How would you decide this case? Make up your mind before you read the decision. The decision: The court rteld for Flunk. The judges reasoned thus: The universal rule Is that, while a man may engage In nny business ha chooses on hla own premises, ao long AH It Is a lawful pursuit, ho has no right to maintain a nuisance to the damage of adjoining property. S TABILIZATION Is the greatest challenge to American buslness'l and American government today. Stabilization challenges our humane instincts and it certainly challenges that reputa- t i o n f or solving g r , e a t financial problems, of which we are so proud. American ingenuity and resourcefulness have ani- m a t e d emergency measures throughout the entire country. The country as a. whole lias risen to help the man who wants a job. Colonel Of course I am Arthur Woods not speaking in any sense as if the work were done. We are through the cold winter months, it is true, and we believe conditions are beginning to improve. We think we see flickering signs of better times, but those ruthless economic movements--up and down, to the peak of good times and then to the slough of despond--do not lend themselves to easy prediction. » Wo cannot tell how long it will take the depression to'fill up and bring us prosperous days again, bul we can tell whether the need stil exists for unusual Individual relief gency situations. It is obvious that the construct- tion Industry, the most vulnerable spot in our industrial armor when a depression comes along, is tremendously strengthened by advanced planning of public works. What wo must learn to do is to exercise restraint in 'our public building whenever possible, during times of boom. Instead of adding to the boom by undertaking great programs of public construction when prices are high and everybody else 13 building, we should instead build up great reserves of such construction; we should have sites selected and the litigation and authorization and appropriations attended to, so tnat at a moment's notice, the building programs can be put into operation. Then, when a depression attacks prosperity, these programs can be speedily brought to the pick and shovel stage, bolstering the construction industry, maintaining purchasing power, and putting money; into -circulation. i

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