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April 9, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 28

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TWENTY-EIGHT MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 9 1936 HAND IS QUIZZED ABOUT EMPLOYES Says No Detailed Plans for M. and St. L. Workers Have Been Made. MINNEAPOLIS, #)--George W. ·Hand, president of Associated Railways company, which is seeking permission to purchase and split up the ·Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad, +estified Thursday under cross examination that no detailed plans had been made to take care of M. and St. L.. employes. He was cross examined at an interstate commerce commission hearing by Charles E. Elmquiat. attorney for opponents of the plan, and E. L. Oliver, representing several rail and labor organizations. Seven 'large railroads make up the Associated Railways company. Hand added, however, his company would retain as many of the road's 3,500 employes as possible. Elmquist and Oliver contended most of the M. and St. L. employes would lose .their jobs if the line is sold, regardless of how much of the present system is retained. Would Be Hired First. Employes dropped, Hand continued, would be the first called if additional workers are needed. A new participant entered the hearing today, when the Illinois commerce commission, represented by George H. Shafer, intervened on the side of opponents of the purchase proposal. The Illinois commission announced yesterday its opposition was based on the fear the consolidation would reduce employment. In response to other questions by Elmquist, Hand reiterated his statement that the Minneapolis St. Louis is not maintained adequately. He said the Minneapolis St. Louis, even if maintained properly and making enough to pay fixed charges, would not be able to compete as effectively as in the old days with other midwest roads that have spent millions on improvements. Cannot Pay Expenses. A study made in 1934 convinced him, he said, that the road cannot pay operating expenses steadily. He refused to concede that the depression was the only or even the main factor in the decline of railway earnings but declared that loss of traffic to trucks was a major diffi culty. . Hand ssiil that the Minneapolis St. Louis is worse off financially than the Soo line, North Western, Milwaukee, Rock island and Great Western, five of the roads that joined in the original plan to buy the M. St. L. Meanwhile the Minneapolis city council Thursday joined other groups and communities in opposing" dismemberment of the M. St. L., by voting to retain Elmquist, as special assistant city attorney in the matter. 3 FWA WORKERS KILLED IN CAVEIN Fourth Man Buried Up to His Neck in Pit But Is Rescued. LA SALLE, 111., W--A cavein of dirt Thursday killed three PWA workers employed in excavating for the foundation of an addition to the La Salle-Peru township high school. The dead were Peter Compo of Chicago, Frank Just of Peru, and Steve Urech of Chicago. All of the todies were recovered. They had been badly crushed. A fourth man, Edward Schloesser, was buried up to his neck, but was rescued. Only Ones Buried. A timekeeper on the project -said he believed they were the only ones in the excavation. John Schloesser, brother of Edward and at first reported buried, was found safe and aided in rescue work. The addition to the school, which lies between here and Peru, is to cost $450,000. Thirty PWA workers were employed on the project, the contract for which was let to the Pere Anderson Construction company of Chicago. 50 Yards of Dirt. The cavein occurred in a 15 foot excavation and approximately 50 cubic yards of dirt fell on the men. Anderson, the contractor, said some of the props had been removed from the sidewalls preparatory to pouring cement. One of the workers, Frank Steinbach, a carpenter, had left the pit to tell Anderson that the earth appeared to be weakening just before the collapse. $5,000 for Peace Funeral for Allison, Stroke Victim,'Held OSAGE--Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Champion funeral home in charge of the Rev. gtiles Lessly for William Aliison," 79, who died at his farm home here Tuesday following several paralytic strokes. Born Sept. 25, 1857, in Ore- ron, Wis., he was married to Cora Poole Feb. 1, 1881- They spent 20 years in Wisconsin. Desiring more and, Mr. Allison came to Iowa -in Lloyd Lewis, 18 year old Plattsburgh, Mo., farm boy won the contest in which 200,000 were entered-for the $5,000 prize offered by 'Eddie Cantor, film comedian, for an -essay on peace. Lewis wrote, "Peace is an expensive luxury. The first advantage on the road to peace is to recognize its cost. Peace is an easy word to praise but a costly one to live with." (Central Press Photo) $334,000 in Federal Funds Assured Iowa for Relief in April DES MOINES, (JP)~Gov. Clyde L Herring received a letter Thursday from J. C. Prybr, relief director, informing him the Iowa relief administration has been assured $334,000 in federal funds for April relief in the state. This will be the first allotment of federal money for direct relief received by the state since December, when the federal relief administration, sharply reduced direct relief expenditures. "This is made possible," Pryor told the governor, "by reallocation of federal funds originally .earmarked for other purposes." Pryor said $585,000 would be needed during April to care for 23,000 families in 74 counties. In addition to federal funds, he said $146,000 would come from counties, ?82,000 from the state relief allotment and S23.000 from unexpended relief funds. Vocational Education Heads Plan Program F. E. Moore, state director of vocational education, and W. H. Carmichael, state superintendent of trade arid industrial education, together with E. S. Baird of the Iowa State college of engineering, Ames, arrived in Mason City for the dinner at 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening' in the Y. M. C. A., marking the conclusion of the forman's training course and awarding of 'certificates to those who completed the course. Professor Baird has been the instructor of the' course. 1900 and purchased a farm in Bun- Oak. Mrs. Allison died six months ago and since then Mr. Allison made his home with his son, Ira, and family Mr. Allison was a member of the local Congregational church since 1915. He was a member of Osage lodge No. 102 and March 1. 1U30. received his 50 year certificate. He was also a member of the Cocur dc Leon commandery. No. 19, and the Shrine order. Surviving are his four children: A.'bert Allison of Leonard, Wis.; Mrs Mabel Hadfield and Pearl Allison of Seattle, Wash., and Ira J. Allison of Osage, and 15 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. Aschenbrenner Suit Against Black Hawk Farm Bureau Denied WATERLOO. lT--Petition of. E. R. Aschenbrenner, Black Hawk county farmer and farmers union leader, that the Black Hawk county farm bureau be compelled to file a complete list of its membership in order to receive the county agricultural aid allotment was denied Thursday by District Joudge A. B. Lovejoy. Judge Lovejoy held "that there is nothing in the statute that authorizes the plaintiff to maintain a suit | for this purpose." | He cited a supreme court ruling j in an Appanoose county case that j the certificate of memberships' signed by bureau officers is sufficient for appropriation of the money for the bureau by the board of supervisors. HORSE SALE LAKE MILLS, IOWA Saturday, April 11 20 HEAD OF HORSES 2 years and older. Smooth mouth, weight 1,000 to 1,700 pounds. Some mares in foal. H. H. 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