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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, April 10, 1936
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EIGHT- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 10 · 1936 JOHNSON SCORES RELIEF METHODS Tells Hopkins Work Program Is "as Cruel as It Is Stupid." . WASHINGTON. fP)--The work relief program was termed "as cruel as it is stupid" Friday in the final report made by Hugh S. Johnson, as New York City WPA administrator, to Harry L. Hopkins. The document, made public by Hopkins, sharply criticized what Johnson termed intcreference in getting the work relief program started there. "By actual count," Johnson told Hopkins, "ninety per cent of my letters asking various authorities and rulings were unanswered, and I was consistently unable to reach you on the telephone unless I almost literally turned in a riot call." Johnson, who was succeeded last fall by Victor Reeder, recalled that as a condition to his appointment as'New York city administrator, he was to be permitted to resign on Oct. 15. Details Controversy. The report detailed Johnson's controversy with William H. Lang, New York City director of the national re-employment service, with Robert Moses, New York City parks commissioner, and Johnson's asserted difficulties with Washington officials. Conclusions of the former NRA chief: "Sixty per cent of this invented work is a needlessly expensive and fatuous gesture. "The only argument is that it preserves time against the humiliation of home relief. Yet to go on work relief the rules require that a man first go on home relief. To get there he must submit to the equivalent of a pauper's oath and a most humiliating inquisition. May Lose Relief. "If a man on home relief finds a fugitive dollar in private employment he risks ostracism from any kind of relief. "It is as cruel as it is stupid, because the area of available relief money nowhere near covers the area of destitution and the vast waste occasioned" by 'this ill informed dogma subjects the whole government to amply justified ridicule, and insistence on. it not only deprives tens of thousands of people of relief, but involves the government in more inconsistencies than loyal ingenuity can excuse. Favors Direct Help. "The money should be disbursed as direct relief .except for worthwhile and necessary work on a basis Transportation Giants Vie for New Trans-Atlantic Speed Records QUEE.N MARY" iQia FEET WANTS LIST OF TARIFF BENEFITS Jones Counters Demand of Vandenberg for Big AAA Payments. WASHINGTON, GT)--A list of all corporations and factories receiving direct tariff benefits of $100,000, or more annually, would be demanded of the tariff commission in a resolution drafted Friday by Chairman Jones (D-Tex.) of the house agri- culutre committee. Jones told newsmen his resolution probably would be introduced Monday. He linked it with republican demands for the'names of large AAA benefit payments recipients by saying: "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, and in simple fairness I think if we have information on the benefits the farmers have been getting we ought to have information generally on those others are receiving." Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.) has a resolution pending which would require Secretary Wallace to supply the names of those receiving more than $10,000 in AAA benefit payments. Guests From Des Moines. LIME SPRINGS--Mrs. Fred Elwood and daughters, Mabel and Lois, and granddaughter, Jane Cray, motored from Des Moines Thursday to be Easter guests at the J. B. Cray and L. W. Johnson homes. Mrs. E. 0. Williams, who has been visiting here, will return with them Sunday to Des Moines. \\ SPECIAL SILVERWARE SALE FOR APRIL We are making drastic reductions on Rogers Silverware Sets this month. BUV NOW AND SAVE MONEY--EASY TERMS LEPPER JEWELRY CO. 10 First Street S. E. j)ir_.~. T^~^.-'Sa^[ Newest liner--the Queen Mary Transportation, by air and water, has improved beyond man's ability to comprehend. And with improvements competition for speed and records follows. So much so that today there is a three-cornered ocean race between a supership of the air and two superships of the sea. Back in 1819, the Savannah, the first steamship to make a trans- Atlantic voyage, puffed away from Savannah, Ga., and 27 days later landed at Liverpool, England. Soon the Queen Mary, the British super- liner, will point her bow toward New York and arrive there in four days and a few hours, the French liner, Jformandie, recently altered, will be the Queen Mary's competitor on the water. Meanwhile, in the air, the LZ-129, known as the von Hindenburg, is in the race as the new sky queen. Contrast the new giant ot the air with an early type of Zeppelin, shown above. The new Zeppelin is much speedier than the new ocean liners. COMPLETE Optical Service Style, quality, and prices to please you. M A C E S Smith Optical Co. 21 EAST STATE of cost competitive with contemporary public construction. "More than half of all this effort is prodigal pretense justified by nothing. "I note the reiteration that new government relief plans will be 'all work and no dole.' If it is, imagination must become more fanciful still, disregard of expenditure more prodigal and practical results more parsimonious. I earnestly hope that such will not be the case." TWOINlRETlN LAB EXPLOSION Civilian Employes Victims of Blast at Washington Navy Yard. WASHINGTON, UP)--Two civilian employes were severely injured Friday when an explosion rocked the | two story brick mine testing lebora-' tory at the navy yard. Several fire trucks rushed to the scene and spent almost an hour extinguishing the fire and removing dangerous high explosives from the building. Joseph Ross, · civilian ordnance man, was reported severely hurt. E. L. Watkins, civilian instrument maker, was overcome by smoke. The first floor of the experimental laboratory is used for testing all mine explosives. The navy yard is in southeast Washington, bordering the Anacostia branch of the Potomac river. The navy department said several bottles of chemicals and powder exploded. TERMS AND TRADE-IN OF COURSE! HIGHWAY OFFICES TO BE MOVED TO CITY HALL, PLAN Negotiations Under Way Between City Manager, District Engineer. Tentative plans were under way Friday for the Iowa State Highway commission offices to be moved from the Federal building to the second floor of the city hall, according to Raymond Zack, district engineer of the commission, and City Manager Herbert T. Barclay. The move is being made to allow for accommodations for offices of a federal alcohol tax unit and the transient division of the WPA, which is located at present in the old postoffiee building. The move will be made probably before May 1, according to Postmaster A. M. Schanke. The second floor of the city hall will be used, according to the tentative setup, until the city offices are moved into the new city hall building later in the summer. Then the commission laboratory, which is now in the Foresters building basement, will be moved to -the present city hall building and the office of the resident engineer, which is at present in the same building with the Lund bakery on North Federal, will! also be added to the setup. The second floor, the space occupied by the water department at present and the basement of the present citv hall will be used eventually, by the Iowa State Highway commission. All of the available snace. except that of the office of the city clerk, will be occupied by the commission offices. At The Garner Theater 6ARRIGER BACK ON STAND AGAIN Says M. and St. L. Faces Scrapping of Much of Its Trackage. MINNEAPOLIS, (Pi--John Barriger in, Reconstruction Finance corporation railroad expert, resumed the stand at an interstate commerce commission hearing Friday to testify the Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad faces scrapping much of its trackage unless a large reconstruction and maintenance program is undertaken. The hearing is on the proposal of Associated Railways company, a combination of seven larger roads, to purchase and dismember the M. snd St. L. The RFC has agreed to loan money to finance the purchase. Participants in the hearing had a hearty laugh when C. E. Elmquist, attorney for opponents of the purchase plan, asked Barriger if he had fever managed a railroad. "Never'Laid Egg." "No," the RFC expert replied, "I never laid an egg either, but I can tell a good one from a bad one." Barriger declared M. and St. L. finances are insufficient to permit adequate maintenance and that its ·1935 expenditures for this were the lowest of the railroads in this part of the country. Its total maintenance expenditures during the year, he testified, were 5628 a mile of track and of this, but $373 a mile was spent for ties, rails, ballast, and track fasteners. He cited these figures as- low on the ground that tie condition of the roadbed was "poor" to begin with. Barriger also said that at the end of 1935 the road had but 3,581 freight cars in serviceable condition and of them 1,691 were entirely wood. "Run Down Condition." Describing the road as "in run down condition," Barriger went on to assert that the "deferred maintenance of the Minneapolis and St. Louis is accumulating rapidly, bound to compel the road to scrap much of its track unless maintenance is increased." He scoffed at opponents" challenges that the Illinois Central, discussed as the operator of the Minneapolis and St. Louis section between Illinois, Albert Lea and Minneapolis, would have to run a circuitous route to connect the main branches with the dismembered road. The rerouting would be but 30 miles, he said. Addison Stmehart F u n e r a l Rites to Be Held Saturday Funeral services for Addison H. Stinehart, 71, who died Thursday at his home at Manchester, S. Dak., following a stroke, will be held at Manchester at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be at Brookings, S. Dak. Mr. Stinehart was born in Wisconsin. March 27, 1865. He came to Iowa at an early age with his parents and was later married to Myra A. Rugg at Mason City. They resided here a number of years, eit gaged in farming, and later moved to Manchester, where they had operated a restaurant for a number of years. Mr. Stinehart was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving Mr. Stinehart are his wife and nine children, all of whom expected to attend the services. Mrs. Lounetta Goodfellow, Bruce, S. Dak., a daughter, was with Mr. Stmehart during his last illness. Collegiate Anti-War Organizations Great Things, Says Butler ST. PAUL, (2P--Collegiate anti"war organizations are "great stuff," and Roosevelt will win the election, Major General Smedley Butler saic Friday. During a brief stop here enroute to Butte, Mont., for an. address Butler also predicted Russia anc Japan will go to war "within two years." "I'm for the guys who are going to get shot in the next war--the plain, ordinary gents like you and me," said the general. "These antv war organizations formed by col' lege kids are great stuff. I'm crazy about ''em." GARNErWThe famous Dionne quintuplets become movie stars in the "Country Doctor," the entertainment scoop of the year, which opens a three day play at the Avery theater Sunday. Adapted from the original story by a Chicago news reporter, the picture finds its human interest in a life'and death drama that a physician wages in the Canadian wilds in his unselfish work. Jean Hers-holt plays the rc-le of the physician. THE BEST . . . IOWA COAL WAGNER COAL CO. PHONE 986 Gillette and Murray Among Candidates Filing Their Papers DES MOINES, CrPJ--Guy M. Gillette (D.) of Cherokee, present ninth district congressman, filed his nomination papers for the democratic nomination for the same post with the secretary of state's office Friday. Ray Murray (D.) of Buffalo Center, present state agricultaral secretary, filed papers for eighth district congressman. Three democrats filed papers for state representative. They were Vera E. Hollen, Eldon: Gustave Alesch, Marcus, and E. A. Moore, Harlan. Four republicans filed for state representative. They were Ed Gray, Mapleton: H. J. Leonard, Holstein; F. A. Robinson. Estherville. and J. G. Odden, Forest City. George M. Hopkins, Guthrie Ceni trr, and R. E. Hess, Kingsley. both i lepublicans, filed for state senator. . . . At the High School Gym and HOME FURNISHING SHOW April H, 15, 16 FREE GIFTS DAILY No Admission Charge These Auto Showini SS: Toni John Gallagher John Gallagher, Inc. PONTIAC 25-27 Second Street S. E. Jay Folsom Folsom Auto Co. GRAHAM 722 South Federal Ave. George Sauerberg North Iowa Motor Co. STUDEBAKER 520 North Federal Ave. William Kleekner Jewel Motors, Inc. DeSOTO-PLYMOUTH 10 Fourth Street N. E. Nate Lapiner Lapiner Motor Co. DODGE-PLYMOUTH 125 South Delaware Ave. Tom Summerhays Tom Summerhays Co. PACKARD-HUDSON TERRAPLANE 120 North Delaware Ave. m Frederick J. Olson Birum-Olson Co. 13UICK-OLDSMOB1LE 316 North Federal Ave. J. H. Marston Marston Motor Co. FORD-LINCOLN 202 First Street S. E. CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH 19 Third Street N. E. E. H. Wagner Wagner Motor Co.

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