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SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1939 DRIVE TOWARDS DECREASING OF FATALITIES IS ON Kansas City Takes Steps to Halt Cat- Deaths of All Ages KANSAS CITY, (IP)--This mid- western city, which attracted nation wide attention in 1937-38 by completing more than a year without a school child death in traffic accidents, now has called a halt on car deaths oÂ£ all ages. It is in the early stages of an intense campaign which already is getting amazing results. The campaign opened the first of this year. There were only six persons killed and 131 injured in the months of January and February. For the same two-month period in 1938, twenty persons were killed and 250 injured. Outline Three Steps Three rigid steps account for the remarkable drop -- cutting down the speed limit at night, safeguarding pedestrians at crossings and eliminating the "fix" for traffic violators. Death of a young mother, who was supporting herself and young son by taking in sewing, touched off the campaign. Angrily, City Manager H. F. McElroy, called for an end to such accidents. On a recent occasion he stepped from his own car and personally seized the keys in the car of a motorist he detected driving carelessly. "Heat" on Violators The "heat" was placed on all traffic violators. In January, 1938, fines collected for traffic violations totaled SI,149.aO. The total for January, 1939, was 51.0,784. In February, 1938, the fines amounted to $452. Fines last month totaled $6,366. Emphasis has been placed on drunken drivers. They are getting stiff fines and being sentenced to hard labor on the municipal farm. Furthermore, their driving licenses are being taken from them. Jn an exhaustive .study, citv traffic experts found out that mos't fatal accidents occurred at night and most of the victims were pedestrians at crossings. Two Reforms Result Two reformj: grew out of lhat discover} 1 . One was to reduce the sneer! limit on all streets at night to 25 j miles an hour and to 20 miles at intersections. So many arrests have occurred that the new limit now Is being held in awe by motorists. It is no uncommon sight to see a motorist moving along at 25 miles an hour on a street completely deserted for several blocks. Pedestrian Benefits The other reform involved giving the pedestrian the benefit of doubt on changes of the traffic light. Motorists approaching intersections while the light was yellow during the change were required to stop. First the traffic officers passed out kind words--then traffic tickets. Another important -factor has been publicity. The Kansas City Star carries a small calendar daily on its front page with crosses marking the days when no fatalities are reported and black spots for the "death days.' 1 Recently established at police headquarters is another sort "of publicity. McElroy calls it a "gallery or horrors." It consists of pictures of wrecks and of the persons held responsible. "We now have one of the safest cities in the country," McElroy said recently. "We intend to keep it that way." Heiress Weds Ex-Steward MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ! , ,, , . ; , CJ T r H e w i f t Gay who " Ied a sensational suit against her mother some time ago, charging the latter had had her sterilized, and Gene Bradstreet, an ex-bar steward, are shown shortly after ' Ncv ' Mrs - Gas " s d "' orce fr Â«Â» Ronald Ga" ' Backstage in Iowa Politics 15 Persons Kept Busy Writing Warrants and Checks on State-Funds; Krasche! Clemency Rebuked in Senate Action By FRANK Nl'E (Iowa Daily Press Association) DES MOINES--One of the major jobs in the state comptroller's office--a job which keeps some 15 to 20 persons busy the year round--is that of writing warrants and checks drawn on state funds. Just imagine writing 1,900,000 warrants and checks in 5 year's time and you have an Idea of the magnitude of the work. * * * PENSIONERS Among these warrants and checks, 815,000 are for the unemployment compensation commission, 500.000 for old age pensioners. 228.262 for gasoline tax refunds, 130,186 for employes drawn from the general fund. 63,431 drawn on the trust fund, 18,000 made to the order of blind pensioners, 7.123 tn old soldiers for bonus and disability, and 974 drawn on the sinking fund. RADICAL? Already adverse comment is being aired in several quarters over the action o_E a bouse republican committee in announcing its support of an organized campaign to rid the state offices of all democrats now holding positions. Some- republicans ooenly doubt the wisdom behind such a political move and one of them labeled the action as "radical." One republican pointed out that if the cam- is followed through civil Gov. George A. Wilson was referred to as a "dictator," the letter is in existence. What's more the chief executis-e report'ct'y has seen it. i f t BITS When he isn't answering letters or the telephone, or ushering guests into the governors office or any one of a thousand other things. Secretary John D ZuÂ° is a parttime "zoologist." He has a pet frog which he raised from a five-cent tadpole . . . In its present mood the senate isn't likely to concur in the house amendment placing the public safety setup under the attorney general. Senator E, P. Donohue, New Hampton's republican floor leader says . . . Senator Edward Breen, Fort podge's democratic floor leader, is said to be able to "jitterbu"" with the best of 'em . Clear Debris Left in Fire at Fenton FENTON--A crew of men with a drag-line and .three trucks from tairmont is busy clearing out the debris of the recent fire from the basement where the Staebcr hardware was located. This is the first sign of rebuilding activity. Innermission Group Plans Meetings in Rake Church 3 Days RAKE-- The Northern Iowa In- nermission Society will hold a devotional meeting at the Liberty Lutheran church next Friday Saturday and Sunday, March 24 inclusive. Among the guest to speakers Dickson will be the" Rev. Mr of Minneapolis, Minn ---ie'ist R. Meling of New fork. The Liberty Ladies Aid So- Â·Â·Â»*'Â· will s erV e dinner Sundav in the church parlots. months. LIFE MEMBER Rebuked by the Iowa senate! this week through the passage of a measure designed to restrict " ! governor's nco nf Â«,-,, *: . ne Barslau } of Ledyard Feted I LEDYARD - Mrs. Raymond Barslow entertained at a St. Patrick's party Friday in honor of Raymond Barslow's birthday. Chi,, ,, ^ v ,,, executive j nese checkers furnished entertain- clemency powers in the waning ment for the evening. Luncheon months of his administration, was ' Ex-Gov. IMelson G. Kraschel \ny sting from the senate's action CHURCHES PLAN MISSION SCHOOL Join With Church of Christ for Course of Instruction Churches in the surrounding area will join with the Church ol Christ in conducting a missions school at the Church of Christ Monday. The school is sponsored by the Iowa Christian Woman's Missionary society with Miss Mayble M. Epp, secretary. Miss Epp comes from Des Moines and will be one of the speakers and teachers. School will open at 10 a. m. with a devotional service led by Mrs. David L. Kratz. Other local people on the program include Mrs. William Findlay, president of the local missionary society and in charge of arrangements here; Mrs. S. L. Haynes. who will conduct the lesson in mathematics, and Mrs. A. L. Long, who will instruct the world call class. Classes including civil government, history, geography and reading will be conducted by out of town instructors. Miss Epp will speak at 3 p. m on "The Kingdom in Me." A discussion period will oc held at 1:30 with the topics 'Monthly Road Map" and "Making Easter Significant." The students will bring their lunches from home and will eat at 12 o'clock. The local Woman's Missjonary society will serve coffee. Delegates from Hampton, Iowa Falls. Nora Springs, Charles City, Fertile and other communities are expected to be present. Eventide Fellowship to Hear Dr. Flynn in Sunday Evening Talk The Eventide Fellowship of the First Presbyterian church will hold the last of a series of two programs on the general theme, _ Adventures in Every Day Living," Sunday evening at 5:43 o'clock, tlie Rev. Roy \V. Peyton announced Saturday. Dr. Clarence E. Flynn, pastor of the First Methodist church, will be the speaker discussing "Great Philosophies of Life." Devotions will be led by Dick Beardsley. Following a social time a cafeteria supper will be served at 6:15 o'clock. Dismissal will be at 7:45 Fun Night Program Held at Meservey by Music Mothers MESERVEY-- The Music Mothers sponsored a fun night program at the gymnasium on Friday night. Various organizations and individuals gave interesting numbers. The program committee in charge were Mrs. C. J. Janssen, Mrs. Earl Lage and Mrs. M. Smith. use of a c o n must h fve been removed, however, wnen the former chief executive was awarded a lite membership certificate ,n the Harlan Commu- y was served. The producion of sea island cotton, a super-staple, increased 150 per cent in Georgia during 1S38. Williams Announces Services at Y.M.C A. The Rev. Cartwi-ight of the Free Methodist church will be guest speaker at the afternoon service of the Williams' revival according to the Rev. Keith Williams. There will also be featured at the afternoon service which begins at 2:45, a mixed quartet and it will be presenting some of the most outstanding numbers. Mr. Williams will bring the message at the evening service. He will preach on "Profe^ors and Possessors." All .services will be held in the Y. M. C. A. Twin Boys Born Month Apart ATTEND MEETINGS ORCHARD-- Mrs. Eno OnkÂ°n attended the Lutheran L. A S dinner at Osage on Thursday and Mrs. Valdon Cole attended the E O. W. club Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Maurice Kelley of Osage. Emmetsbura Author on Staff of S.U.I. Writers' Workshop EMMETSBURG -- Mr- wmi fred Maync Van Etten. Atlantic Monthly prizewinner and a dauah- ^. J !'-\ L ' ."' Wa :Â»' of Em- in w^i 61 h r 5 TML turned t" his 'home m Harlan for the present, at least. POTSHOT It wouldn't be surm-isinÂ» if democrats took a few potshot* at ! republican representatives w h o ! j want office-holders of the demo- i , crntic faith eliminated from state [jobs. One democrat high in hi i j Party contended that he could not ' honestly be aaainst the objective! I TMViJ! i r ^ V Â° uld w a n t "Publicans j ousted if democrats were in pow| er--but lie thought that the mat- j l e i - hardlv fell in the jurisdiction of legislators. Â·^ Â·Ts r IN RETROSPECT Storm Hampers Firemen . f i n n n n 'Â· who woti a national Â§10,000 prize Tor her novel "1 Am the Fox," was educated in the Emmetsburg schools. She will be employed as a regular instructor during the summer at Iowa City. Kensett Play Will Be Presented on Thursday Evening KENSETT--The school contest One-act play "What Became of the Cat," will be given by pupils of district No. 2, of Kensett town' next ' play i as f f H T r r - iff H. T (Cap) \Vagner of Waterloo would be appointed commissioner and (2) Assistant Chief E A. Conley of tine hiehw-iy patrol' would be named chinf. As the bill now stands there will be no commissioner appointed. MOVED Considered one of the best men on the patrol. Assistant Chief Conley has been the subject of many actions since Secretary of State Earl G. Miller took office. tirsl he received a letter of dismissal, then a second Tetter that A LINE O'PIPE ByT. PIPE Stick to the Pipe--Let the Smoke Blow Where it Will same evening. U ' scrv , - Kni)rlUs of ., which was swept by a fire when w Â»1~ ; ,.Â£! spi , ; . e ! h . c denials of Secretary i ; signed a letter on I stationery in which I szrsccona street bonthwesf^-./-;---------^'--.--.-,- ha^'fin"-TM, n TM*.--.-.: ~:v:'.:.:. r to Seize Part of Checho- slovakia.--Headline. Count that day losl. Whose low, descending sun, Finds not, of nations small, He's seized another one. It's pretty tough, beingr a small nation in Europe these days. The people never know when they go to bed what they will be in the morning. Imagine going to bed a native if your native-land and waking up i foreigner. . Some of the larger nations must liave taken a tip from our justly famous American gangsters. If they see something they want they take it and make the victims like it. \Ticrcin Another IMusical Career Is Abandoned SWAP--King alto sax for good auto radio, portable typewriter or cash. --Swapad. ONE ON THE DOCTOR T. Pine: I got a good one on my doctor. While enjoying a flu sickness I called up his office and says to the office gal send doc out quick I got tue flu. I am sorry she replied but the doctor cannot come to see yon account he is home sick with the flu. Fluey. On the other hand, when our schools reward effort more and stress high grades Jess, the lot of the American student will be much improved. Often the dullest scholar tries the hardest to achieve results. And gets a well rounded flock of boos for his efforts. -- * -A child can't help being dumb. or brilliant, any more than a bird dog can help being a bird dog. Children have to do the best they can with what's bred in them. "ow is the time for all good people, and others, to exceedingly refrain from walking on the lawns of other people. A flock of big: footprints across a. muddy lawn are remembered longer by the owner of the lawn than footprints in the sands of time. And cussed more. Careless persons often wander. From the sidewalks off and on, And in passing leave behind them, Footprints on a neighbor's lawn. This is the dirtiest time of Hie year. Sickly, dirty piles of snow and ice, drab corpses of the winter's snows, rear their ufly heads here and there. Slime anil filjh cover the walks and pavements. Ash piles, sturdy from tlieir winter growth, scalier dust in the March winds. And scattered o'er the landscape in more or less abundant profusion are tin cans, old rass, sticks and branches from trees, bits of wind blown sarbasc. and other items of choice brie 3 brae. But come a cond rain, a few warm days, a litlle paint up and clean up weather, and things will look different. Well the robins arrived March 13. We did not see them but several were reported. Their opinions of North Iowa weather on the morning of March 15 would make interesting reading. A fine way for the weather man to greet our feathered frincis. Ever notice how an automobile will double cross you and make a monkey (or at least more of a monkey than you are ordinarily) out of you when you take it to the garage (o have some litlle thins fixed. Such as a squeak or a rattle and things like that. And then when you Ect to the sraiasc the trouble disappears and refuses to show up. only to return as soon as you leave the caraic. The Buix had been enjoying a factory windshieid wiper for some .time. Would not work at all So we took it to Arnold. He was examining the Inwards of a car from below but finally crawled out, wiped his hands, and came outside to look. And when we turned it on to sho\y him, the wiper worked perfectly. And that night when we turned It on again it refused to work. Speaking of the Buix, it appears the bump it got on the nose last week was inflicted by a (ruck owned by Cerro Gdrdo county, and thai the county carries no insurance on its trucks. So whaj. , Amos Is In Bad Again T. Pipe:_ I just had a very deplorable and lamentable experience. This morning . the day dawned fair and wanner and at the breakfast table the bigger and better \'-Â± she says AJTIOS I am taking three ladies with me to the club this afternoon and I.want the car s pic and span account they are high toned and maybe a little snooty and it would hurt their dignity to ride in a dirty car (or words to that effect) and so you get busy this morning and get It all washed clean and also on the inside. Thinks I heck, I aint going lc "=cH no,car this time of year even If it is a warm dav so I takes it down town and "has it washed up slick and clean and did the old bus ever shine and just before dinner, luncheon to you. I brings it back and parks it in front of the domicile and the bb she comes out and says my how nice it looks and so clean. After while comes time for her to go and get the ladies like I mentioned and soon after she goes out to get in car I hear a exclamation of much intensity and my name pronounced in precise English. I goes out to see now what. She is on other side of car. Come here says she come here and look at what you have went and done. I goes and I looks and the sight that met my startled gaze was appalling. The melting snow h;id made a muddy river down the pavement and every passing car and there were a lot of them had LEDYARD MUSIC CONCERT GIVEN High School, Grade School Students in Auditorium Program LEDYARD--Nearly every student in school represented Ledyard at the musical presented March 16 in the auditorium. All musical organizations in school performed. The grades did their share of entertainment. The band opened and closed the program. Solos were sung by Kathleen Recce, Marjorie Gabel, Donald Loofl, and Paul Garry. The girls' sextet and boys' trio performed. The girls' and boys' glee clubs also did their part. A picture song project was presented by the fifth, sixth, sev- j enth and eighth graders. ] The money raised will be kept I for Ledyard's expenses in the contest. Miss Edith Rcaucy directed. Roller Skating Rink to Open on Tuesday ST. ANSGAR--A roller skating rink will open here Tuesday evening under the direction o?^ Dunmire and Thorson. It will be in the seed house building in the east end of town where a rink was operated for a short time last year. Members of Circle Entertain at Rudd RUDD--Mrs. Myra Sanders and the members of her circle entertained the Ladies' Aid at the H. O. Braham home Thursday afternoon. The needlework committee reported that two quilts had been completed. splashed gobs of muddy water on the newly washed car." In fact it was plastered with mud. And there being no time to wash it. she has to go to the club in it as it was. And did I ever hear about it when she returned. I did. Hoping you are the same; Amos. Consolations Are Mutual This touching scene was enacted at the state department in ttashmfflpn when Vladimir Hurbar, (left), minister from fallen Lzsclio-Slovakia, and Dr. Don Fernando de l.ns Rios (rifht). Spanish ambassador, met on visits to learn latest developments in Europe Ilurban rejcclcd orders from Prague to surrender Ihc Czech location and consulates to German representatives. PC Los Rios is con- tinu,.nK as ambassador until the United States acU on rccoenizing the new government* SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET SOUGHT BY U, S, AIRMEN Domination of Mart to South Necessary to National Defense By DEVON FRAN'CIS Associated Press Aviation Editor NEW YORK, m--On the heels of the financing agreement effected by tlie United States and Brazil came definite word Wednesday that the aeronautical industry of this country--with the blessing of the Roosevelt administration--is planning a campaign to dominate the South American market. The civil aeronautics authority and the state department are definite adjuncts of the program. Through those agencies, the government has been carrying on a survey OL the present and potential market for both aviation materials and air transportation on, that continent. Is' Important Aspect The results will be made available to the industry. Selling North American aviation to South America is peculiarly one of the most important aspects of financing and trade agreements between this country and its sister republics in the hemisphere. In dollar volume, the trade of the United States aviation indus- '-ry with South American nations has been meager. For all of Latin America it amounted to only $12 - G13.939 in 1938. . ' Necessitated by Defense But another, and controlling, factor motivates the government m pushing sales below the Caribbean. ^Vashington contends that domination of that market is necessary to the national defense because of the accidental proximity of the Panama canal--our defensive l i f e - l i n e -- to South America. The long view scheme is to replace European-made airplanes, motors, accessories and, it po=- sible, transportation, with American products and service. Currently a sizeable number of European mechanics and airplane pilots live in South America under contracts with the countries which brought equipment from the factories which originally employed them. Some of them periodically make trips to the Panama canal zone, inevitably familiarizing themselves with relative distances and the terrain. Believe Idea Workable The United States aviation industry is confident that financing agreements with other South American republics will be effected in the next few months in furtherance of the selling program. Included among them, industry spokesmen said Wednesday, were Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. It is confident, too, that the idea is workable because, as one export manager put it, "God fights on the side of the country with the greatest foreign exchange." The United States has put Brazil in doliar funds to buy United States goods. By the character of the- agreement, the money must be spent here. Brazilian milreis have not been useable lor the purchase of goods abroad because their conversion into foreign exchange would have had a depressing effect on the currency. "Dollar exchange" was an answer to Brazil's problem. It also may prove to be the answer to one of this country's problems in national defense. Pre-Easter Sermons Are Announced The minister of the Church of Christ, the Rev. David L. Kvatz, has announced the series of sermons and special services to be given previous to Easter Sunday. Services will be held each day of the Passion week with baptismal services on Wednesday evening and a candlelight Communion service held on Thursday evening. On the evening of Palm Sunday an illustrated cross service will be conducted and on Monday evening a stcreopticon series will be presented with reproductions of paintings of the Passion of Jesus by the great masters. Following is the I i 5 t ' o f services and sermon subiect?. March 19. a. m- "With Christ in the Center;'' p. m., "The Saving Name." March 26, a. m.. "When Jesus uept: 4 ' p. m., "The Upper Room." April 2. a. m., "Purity in God's House;" p. m.. -The Three Crosses on Calvary.' 1 illustrated service April 3, p. m.. "The Passion'in Pictures,' stercopticon service. April Â·}, p. m., "Three Questions," service of recognition for church membership class. April 5. p. m.. "The Inescapable Cross." baptismal service April 6. p. m., candlelight communion service. r .^S r y . 7 - 12 tÂ°. 3 p. m.. union Good Friday service at First Baptist church. The evening services will meet 7-TMV C - *uÂ° n Sutlda ys and at i..iO during the passion week. The Sunday morning services will meet at the regular time. 10:45. ATTEND FUXERAL HA,\LONTOW,V_-Mr s . Elmer Ford and Mrs. Kate Sims of Waterloo attended the funeral of Jack Purcell of Kensett which was held Saturday at Manly Catholic church. Burial was in Bristol.