Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 23, 1931 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Monday, March 23, 1931
Page 3
Start Free Trial

MARCH 23 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 3 8% Haamt Olitg l0h?-gz*ttj A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CIIX · GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. 3800 WILi, P. MUSE Editor W. EARL HALL,.... _..,,,. .Managing Editor USE P. LOOMJS ,,..Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Dally, per year ,.$7.00 Daily, per week J.5 Outside ot Mason City and Clear Lake Daily, per year by carrier. $7.00 Daily, per week by carrier. 16 Dally, per year by mall 4.00 6 months, $2.25; 3 months, $1.25; 1 month .SO Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6.00 6 months $3.25 3 months 1.75 Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter There Is a society in the deepest solitude. --ISAAC DISRAELI WILL LLOYD GEORGE FLOP? A SENSATIONAL London'report hints that Lloyd ^ George, political acrobat par excellence, may de- ert his liberal party and take a post in the MacDonald cabinet. It is said MacDonald will give him the oppor- unity to try out his program for relief of unemployment, labor party chiefs having failed utterly. There l be outcry all around, and perhaps upheaval. Most aboritea heartily distrust the Welshman, and so*do the Tories. It would be very like Lloyd George to join a abor cabinet, however, since the impotency of his liberal following is evident. He joined the tories during' the war--and his record for political loyalty is not impressive. Yet for all his agility, Lloyd George is an ef- 'ective administrator. Perhaps with luck he could do what MacDonald and Baldwin found impossible. 3 DRUNKS IN 4,700 MILES \ FORMER Mason City resident stopped off here "· last week at the conclusion of a motor jaunt thru the south, southeast and east. His route led over 4,700 miles and lasted most of the winter. In the entire trip he saw three drunk persona. Under the circumstances he doesn't put much stock in arguments against the eighteenth amendment. He remembers too well the days of his youth, spent in a town where saloons abounded. 5 PER CENT TAX PROPOSED W ITHOUT regard to the feasibility of the proposal contained in the Elliott tax bill which would slash off 6 per cent of the total tax levy in every Iowa county, the savings possibilities involved are' extremely interesting. A table showing what it would accomplish in the various counties has been prepared. According to it, the reduction in Cerro Gordo county would be ?S*,803.04. Other North Iowa counties and their predictable savings are listed as follows: AUamakee, $31,207.71; Black Hawk, 5129,231.11; Bremer, $35,9S3.SS; Buena Vista. $51,610.27; Butler, $41.650.88; Chickasaw, $27,425.45; Clayton, $58,905.17; Franklin, $42,557.34; Hamilton, $49,047.77; Hancock, _?39,616.60; Hardln, $55,649.57; Howard, 527.S79.16; ~Humboldt, $34,726.53; Kosguth, $57,016.72; Mitchell, $33,714.96; Pocahontas, $41,146.27; Webster, $93,260.43; Winnebago, $28,277.98; Winneahlek, ?38,950.G7; Worth, $24,608.09; Wright, $45,346.97. The total saving bill for the state .is listed at ?5,371,151.20, with no figures available for about a half dozen counties. Polk county alone would cut off $400,076.13. Louis Cook, chairman of the state board of assessment and review, made reference to this bill in his address here two weeks ago. To him it appeared to be an attempt on the part of the legislature to GO "what the local governments haven't the guts to do themselves." The influence left was that he didn't think very highly of the measure. Against this view, however, is the fact that the way to reduce taxes is to reduce. A THREE-RING CIRCUS PRING iae. thrge.-jlng clrcua. .in the center ring .are zephyr-HktCiijreezes and ia either end* ririg'f are the flowers and birds. Of course the main attractions are In the central ring, but it would be a poor show, indeed, without the added attractions in the end rings. :.. Those who' live where the wind blowa cold and the snow flies feel the comfortable warmth of the spring and they readily associate this season with the bright and warm side of the weather question, but after all spring's real gifts to mankind'are the return of the flowers and the birds. One may not that the weather is experiencing a transformation, that the elements are 'becoming" less intemperate, and not be aware of anything extraordinary. But that first spring song of the home-coming bird outside the bedroom window shakes every slumber out of winter-worn, man and convinces him that the renaissance of spring is in full motion. A thrill something akin to that provoked by the latest songs from Dixie bird sanctuaries is in store for those who discover the purest wild flower bursting thru winter's somber carpet. Soun, all the birds will have returned north and the countryside will be a veritable flower garden and then fickle humanity will forget all about them until they have again departed in the fall, to be longed for until the return of spring. OTHER EDITORS AN ERROR CORRECTED HERE ·^OT long ago the Globe-Gazette's information bureau in Washington received a question which read somewhat as follows: "In Iowa may a 70 year old widow whose sole income is from the rental of a 50 acre farm claim tax exemption? If so, to whom should she apply?" The following answer was given to that question: ·Your letter does not make clear the amount of income received from the rental of the farm. If less than ?500 the widow would be exempt." This question and answer brot a number of inquiries to the county auditor's office and a check-up has revealed that the answer was wrong. Mr. Haskin, ; director of our information bureau, writes as follows: "We regret exceedingly that a very,, unfortunate I mistake was made in giving to the correspondent of | Iowa, written so far as we can remember the letter I "la.," information which would have been accurate Ifor a correspondent of Pennsylvania (Pa.), with which |iwe confused it. We regret this exceedingly and hope 1 that the correspondent may be informed of our error." The Globe-Gazette itself is sorry for the'mistake. A consoling fact Is that thousands of other answers have been correct and that the average accuracy remains surprisingly high. THE VETERANS' HOSPITAL Esthcrvllle News: The Legionnaires of Emniett county have entered .into the spirit of all northwest :owa ex-service men in pulling for the veterans' hospital to be located in the lakes region. The boys have a perfect right to expect that the hospital should be located in this part of the state for there can be no jood reason why it must be located either in Des Moines or other large city In the state. However, we hope that our boys aren't jockeyed into a position which will defeat their purpose. They have gone Into the matter with the thot that the hospital should be located in the lakes region. No one northern Iowa town could exert enough influence to jet the hospital for itself but with all the boys pulling together they stand- a chance of getting the hospital for the lakes. That would work toward the mutual benefit of all concerned. They ought to keep their eyes open and we know they will. The Jjave a good argument and we hope they are able to use it to good effect. They shouldn't sign away their rights before they have exerted them. Northern Iowa has a good location for such a hospital and we hope the ex-service men in this section of the state can exert sufficient influence to make their plans effective. THE PRESIDENT'S NEW SECRETARY Kansas City Star: The post of secretary to the President is one of distinctive character and importance. The right man in this position can be of tremendous help to the chief executive, not merely in facilitating the voluminous routine of the office, but in simplifying the processes by which the busy President is kept informed on essentials not directly affecting that routine. Those who know Theodore Joslin, Washington correspondent of the Boston Transcript, will congratulate President Hoover as well as Mr. Joslin on the latter's selection to succeed George Akerson as secretary. Mr. Joslin has had long experience with the Associated Press and as the Transcript's Washington representative. He has had an intimate, varied and informative contact with politics from the side lines He enjoyed a. close friendship with President Cobliage, a»-He,- ; hiSvWlth President Hoover; He is a man of sound integrity, fine ability and engaging personality. When he assumes his "new post he will pass from the side lines to the very innermost circle of national politics. He is admirably equipped for this transfer of activity. REPEAL THE PRIMARY Ackley World-Journnl: If every member or the state legislature would vote his honest convictions uninfluenced by personal political conditions, the state-wide primary laws of Iowa would go into the waste basket before the close of the present assembly. The primary which was to solve ail our troubles has done nothing of the kind. On the contrary it has driven us to troubles we knew not of before it was foisted upon us. It has not given us our strongest men for public office. It has developed Into being only a life saver and a life saver for the agitator and the political promisor.--Des Molnes Plain Talk. · ,,r T , hat has teen tne ^pressed sentiment of the World 1 -Journal, at intervals,' these many years. It was created by the republicans of the state, and necessarily they must repeal it, If -it is to he repealed. While it has given the state inferior representation at Washington, as well as at the state house, it has made falsifiers of thousands who appear to have sought to "put a finger in the pie" in the creation of candidates. It misses the object sought. MILES CLEARS UP FALSE REPORT Rockford Register: In the issue of the Register of two weeks ago editorial comment was made regarding the reported attitude of Editor Frank Miles in dubbing those opposed to compulsory military training as "either traitors or ignoramuses." In a letter received from Mr. Miles last week, which he explicitly states is not for publication, Mr. Miles states that neither in any article appearing in the Legionnaire nor in any public adcvress has he made any such statement as that attributed to him. In fact, he makes 1 it stronger and says that anybody who ever says he made such a statement is a "plain, unadulterated liar." He further states that he has never questioned the honesty or sincerity of the Iowa people advocating optional instead of compulsory military training. In concluding, Mr. Miles says he has never dra/tvn lines between the men who served over there or in the home country nor bet\v«een men who enlisted and 1 those who were drafted. A PLEASING APPOINTMENT ; rpHK appointment of Sam Thompson of Illinois, able president of the American Farm Bureau federation, to the federal farm board will be approved, not merely by the farmers, but by the nation. Born «nd reared on a farm, active in farm operation for many years he understand^ the problems of agriculture, the trials of the rural producer, and the need of constructive aid. What will recommend him most to the country is his conviction that the ills of agriculture arc not to be cured by political panaceas but thru measures which approach the problem from an ecouomic point of view. DID YOU KNOW? Illustrated Question Box NAME OIVEN -TO -THE HAIR. ATTHE- EACK OF THE. ·LEq-5 OF- 1 ·SETTERS i SPANIEL"; AND so on No other agency In the world can answer as many legitimate queaHon* at* oar free Information bureau In Washington, IX C. -Submit your queries to the staff of experts ivhoan services art) put tvt your free disposal. There IM no cltnt^-o except 2 cents la coin or stamps for return postage. Address the GIobe-Gaictto Information tturean, Frederic J. Mas kin, Dln-clnr, Washington, it. C. DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. P. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clendening cannot diagnose or give personal answers to letters from readers,. When questions are of general Interest, however, they will be takn up, fn order. In the daily column. Address your queries to 'Dr. Logan Clcndenlng. care o£ The Globe-Gazette. Write legibly and not more than 200 words. EARLIER DAYS eine n Daily Compilation of In(eresting Fnctn from td "Twenty Ycare Agu" Files of the Glohe-Ouzelte. CAN REDUCE WEIGHT IN HOME DEDUCING weight is, as everyone who has tried it iv knows, not easy. Theoretically it looks easy! If you eat less, you will weigh less. If you exercise more you will weigh less. Ana therefore if you exercise and diet you will reduce. That is actually true as well as theoretically true. The trouble is that old human nature comes along and wants to break the diet. And away goes your hard won reduc- , tion. Or rather, hack comes your hard lost weight. In spite of all the difficulties, however, it can be done. The aspirant must face the difficulties, but the assurance is that success is possible. This is proved by many instances of people who have done it, especially by those who have entered an institution or hospital and have taken a reduction cure there. The question comes up of whether reduction cures can be car- Dr Clcndenlas' ried out at home. They can, but in order to be successful the difficulties should be faced at once. Let us face them. The, first is that the reducer is often the only one in the family doing- the reducing. When you see the rest of the family pitching in to the food on the table it makes things lonely and temptation is hard to resist. Another difficulty is, inherent in the fact that people with a tendency to overweight lose weight very slowly. I figure it theoretically this way. When you have less food than you require the body attacks Its own tissues; that Is what makes you lose weight The tissue it attacks first is fat. Now fat yields 9 calories a gram. There are 4B6 grams in a pound (avoidupois). Nine times 466 is 4,194 calories in a pound of body fat. Three thousand calories is a good 'allowance for anyone for one day. Therefore, theoretically, if you do not eat a mouthful in one day you will only lose about three-quarters of a pound. Theoretically! I do not know xvhether that will LINKING TWO ISSUES Cedar Rapids Gazette: If Senator Clark really Is as infatuated with the income tax bill as he professes to be, he should consider it extremely fortunate that the university investigation-has diverted public attention from it. work out in practice. But I would like to hear from readers who are willing to try it out scientifically and conscientiously whether it does so work out. I would not suggest going without food at all. What we want to know is actual body weight--stripped weight--over a period of several weeks. To do that a person who knows that the diet has been, say, 3,000 calories a day, should reduce it to 2,000 for several weeks. In four days the weight loss should be one pound. The best way to do this is to form small clubs, all the members of which want and need to reduce. This has x several advantages: It gives misery company for one thing, and then you have an object to reduce for. You are trying to prove a scientific fact, and this makes for more conscientious sticking to the diet, and thru this for more success. Lastly, it gives" us an idea of whether all people lose equally on the same reduction diet. KdllorM Note: six pamphlets by nr. CIcmlcnlnB can row -ba obtained by sending 10 cents In coin for each and a nel(- adrtre.iaed, stamped envelope, to Dr. Ixj^an clendcnlng. In care of this paper, or Cenlral Press Association, 1435 East Twelfth street, Cleveland. Ohio. The pamphlets nre: "Indigestion and Constipation," "Reducing and Gaining," "Infant Keedinp," "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes/' "Feminine Hygiene" and "The Care of the Hair and Skin." Copyrighted 1031 Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America - : 'China, v;itb two American womeu PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER (Read Luke 18:1-8. Text, Luke 18:1). That men ought always to pray, and not to fnlnt. The argument of the parable is that if an upright- eous judge will finally yield to importunity, much more will a righteous God. Our confidence is not misplaced. God's apparent delays have their reason no doubt Incidentally they test our faith. John Fiske quotes Job's saying, "Tho he alay me, yet will I trust in him" as the sublime and triumphant expression of faith. The man who can say that has the world under his feet. So, when our prayers seem to be unheeded and unanswered, to go on praying ia to assert our mastery of life. While we pray, in the words of the Salvation Army slogan, we may be down, but we are never out. And Jesus assures us that our patience is not mistaken. God will answer. Prayer: O Thou who hearest prayer, give to us the patience of unanswered prayer, that our faith fail not. Thru Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. W H O L«l\ca-m« i --· y - JUST FOLKS By EDGAR A. GUEST ·" · "" DISCIPLINE "Do this! Do that!" at school they said, "Arms at your side!-Hold high your head! And answer not a word! And if you break the laws we make, The punishment you'll have to take Precisely as incurred. The discipline may seem severe But no one may escape it here." As round the ground with him I walked Of discipline one day we talked. He gave his point of view, "I know," said he, "I shouldn't kick, But still it seems we get a 'stick' For everything we do. Infractions made with no intent Bring down on all their punishment." MARCH 23, 1011 George Meighn of Racine, Wis., arrived in this city last evening for a visit at the home of his cousin, David Meighan, North Michigan street. Mr. Meighan has returned just recently from a South American trip and he expects to make a business trip to France soon. David Meighan. is at present in Sibley looking after business interests so his cousin left this afternoon for Austin and will return here later for a visit. The bid submitted by the Hill Tripp Pump company for a deep well pump for Mason City was accepted last evening by the city council. The pump including a 35 horsepower motor and the installation are furnished at a total of $1,655. The pump is to be installed within CO days and is guaranteed to pump a total of a half million gallons of water each 24 iiours. A dispatch from Washington gives the census returns for Mason City by wards (total in all wards, 11,230), Clear Lake and other towns in Cerro Gordo and adjoining counties. They were given out today by E. Dana Durand, director of census, as follows: Mason City ward totals: First, 2,808; second, 2,729; third, 2,706; fourth, 2,987; Clear Lake, 2,014; Thornton, 271; Mcservey, 193; Swaledale, 235; Rockwell, 700; Plymouth, 358; Rock Falls, 87; Dougherty, 171; Nora Springs, 958; Hampton, 2,617; Sheffield, 824; Lake Mills, 1,214; Hanlontown, 129; Northwood, 1,264; Britt, 1,303; Garner, 1,028. The low.a grand lodge of Odd Fellows adjourned last night after voting $80,000.for an old folks home in Mason City. This is an increase of $15,000 over the first appropriation. Because of her personal charm, mental ability and womanly character, Miss Miriam Lane Winter has been chosen a member of the daisy chain, one of the coveted honors sought by the girls who attend Vassar college. Miss Winter is of the brunet type and when in high school in Mason City was considered a decidedly attractive young woman not only in personal beauty but for mental ability and strength of char- actor, Mrs. M. V. Bickel entertains a few friends tomorrow afternoon at her home on Superior street in honor of Mrs. Sue Scott Coyle who is visiting here from Mt. Ayr. The contractor building the First National bank places May 1 as the date when the bank vyill be ready for occupancy by the owners. The interior is being finished rapidly. The decorators are now working in the banking room proper and it is really a study in high art to visit the place. The decorations are being put up by the best skill the country affords and cost alonb a total of 51,200. The vault has been installed and the total weight of the fixtures of this part of the interior is 62 tons. The floor which is a piece of mechanical art within itself weighs a total of 12 tons. Alex Swanson, who has been the clerk at the Hotel Wilson, has resigned and, it is understood, will go on the road. He has been at the Wilson for many years and was considered one of the most popular and able clerks of the state. He is succeeded by W. F. Babcock, who has been acting as night clerk for some time. Clyde Freeman will act as night clerk. Miss Carmelita Hamlin leaves tomorrow for El- kacler where she will represent the Mason City high school in the district declamatory contest on Friday evening. She will visit in North McGregor until Friday. Miss Donna Bell Elder will accompany Miss Hamlin from McGregor leaving here on Friday. The sample of March showers tastep well. A full dish would be acceptable. G. N. Elder left this afternoon for northern Minnesota where he will look after his land interests for several days. From there he goes on to California, where he will be the guest at the home of his brother- in-law, W. E. Farman, at Sierra Madre and also where he goes with an eye for investment. Q. Is tho Prohibition law of this country enforced as rigidly as other criminal · laws ? S. T. A, A. Unfortunately a c e r t a i n amount of corruption of officials is possible in both fields. Q. How much is mdium worth now? H, Y. B. A. About 565,000 a gram. The Memorial hospital, New York, has 8 grama. CJ. Where did Roosevelt mnke his strenuous llfo speech? I/. C. A. Before the Hamilton club, Chicago, on April 10, 1899. Q. From what is paper made? M, A. Cotton, linen, china grass or ramie, paper mulberry, adansonia, manila, bamboo, sugar bagasse or megasse, coniferous wood, jute, esparto, straw, and desiduous wooci. Q. Into how many stales could Texas be divided? T. O'H. A. At the time of its admission to the Union there was in its constitution a proviso by which it may if it desires sub-divide into not more than five states. Q. Arc there passenger boats from Washington, to Baltimore? !, A. Yes. The trip takes about 40 hours. Q. What is tho heaviest metal? T, K. A. Uranium. It is about an atomic weight of 238.17. Q. What IB tho length, of the coastline of Florida? C. S. A. Atlantic, 399 miles; Gulf, 798. Total 1,187. Q. When was A! Capono born? L. W. A. On Jan. 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Q. Docs Francis owo England money? IJ. M. A. Forty-two and six tenths of the total debt of France is to England. Q. Does the TT. S. Army maintain a medical school? S. B. A. It is only for medical officers already in the service, a post-graduate school. J. Why arc flags flown on Mother's day? S. B. A. In 1914, Hon. J. Thomas Heflin, at the request of the founder of Mother's day, Miss Anna Jarvis, introduced the joint resolution which was agreed to whereby the president suould designate by an- nual proclamation the display of the American flag on all government buildings, homes, and othes suitable places. The United States is the first nation in the world to give such a national, patriotic honor and tribute to the mothers of the nation. J. Does America's Salvation Army contribute to tho Salvation Army In Grcnt Britain? E. P. A. The Salvation Army says it does not. Some misapprehension has arisen because of the fact that International headquarters ig in London, but no foreign county contributes to its support. The missionary enterprises, however, are directed from the international headquarters and every country makes contributions. Q. From what part of Africa illd most Negroes come as slaves? W. T. A. From the Guinea coast on the western side. Q. Is tho Saratoga, larger than any battleship ? A. M. A. The U. S. S. Saratoga, airplane carrier, is the flagship of the Carrier Division, and is the largest ship of the United States navy. Its normal displacement is 33,000 tons, and its length over all is 880 feet. Q. When ivns the drip coffee pot invented? C. M. A. In 1800 De Belloy's pot employing the French drip method appeared and has been used in. principle ever since. Q. Under wliut department of tho government is tho coast guard service? T. G. F. A. The coast guard constitutes, under the law, a part of the military forces of the United "States, which shall operate under the treasury department in time of peace and operate as a part of the navy, subject to. the orders of the secretary of the navy, in time of war or when the president shall so direct. It is composed of the former revenue cutter service and life saying service. The revenue cutter service was created by an act of the first congress approved Aug. 4, 1790. Q. How can I get in touch with tho Authors' League oE America? A. Address Miss Luise Sillcox, secretary, Author's league of America, 2 East Twenty-third street, New York City. BO-BROADWAY ~tts JOSEPH VAN RAALTE ' "That's life," said I. "For thru the Come many needless sighs and tears Until the journey ends, And whether great or whether small The misstep made, on one and all The punishment descends. Life's code of discipline is stern. As all who blunder quickly learn. "Whether we like it or we don't, Escape we never can and won't. And grumble, as we may, For every blunder past repair In extra hours ^ of tedious care We're all compelled to pay. So brave these days of training thru For that's what life will do to you." years N EW YORK, March 23.--A sure sign that The Depression has hit the skids is the type of men you see shivering- these star-lit evenings on the one or two remaining bread lines. The unemployment problem isn't solved, by any means; but it's way past the acute stage. If you don't believe that, walk around town, as I did the other day, and take a look at the men who are selling apples. Nine out of 10 are recent graduates of the pushcart, taking advantage of an emergency measure no longer essential. Q UERY--Ella Wendel, who Ruled Off Her Accounts one day last week, was a 78 year old spinster who lived and died almost as a hermit in a great, dark Fifth avenue mansion of horse-hair furniture and whatnots--a house that sheltered three generations of the family. The establishment, surrounded on all sides by giant structures of architectural grandeur, stands at Thirty-ninth street and The Avenue. Receding more and more into the past with the death of each of the six Wendel sisters, it dropped back still further into its strange silence immediately following the funeral services for Miss Ella. A Bowery bum kicked off in a flop joint on the fringe of China Town the night Ella Wendel slid across to the Evergreen, shore;'Ella -left a hundred million bucks. Tha Bowery bum didn't leave a soli markee. Which of these two was ahead of tho game when The Call came? « · * T'HIS MODESTY!--George Peck, 1 the Sage of Grasmere, said to me the other day: "Why don't you write something in. the column about your new book?" "Oh," I laughed, "you mean 'The Vice Squad,' published by Vanguard Press, on sale at all booksellers, two bucks, and worth it?" "Yes." "I'll tell you, George," I said, 'T don't think it's good taste to do a thing like that." "You're too thin-skinned." "No," I replied, "it isn't that. Personally, I think 'The Vice Squad' is the greatest novel that has appeared since Columbus discovered America; but I'd rather have somebody else say it." "I wouldn't count too much on that," he said. "Remember the old Biblical injunction: 'He who bloweth not his own horn, the same it shall not be blown.' " I told George I'd consider it; but I don't think I'll write anything about it. You know how it is. . . . Who's Who and Timely Views CARING FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN STATE DUTY By I.OIUS L. K.1I3IFII.SON (Jmcrnor of l l l l n n l r t . (Louis Unco In Emmerson \vas born fit Alblrm, 111,, Dec. 27, 1803. In 1883 ho he^on in Ihc mercantile businetis nt lit. Vcrnon, 111. In 1901 he organized a hank there. lift was necrctfti-y of slate of Illinois from. 1BIG to 1928. A republican, lie was elected governor of Illinois in 1928.) *" IYQLTRETHE.JUDGE HPHE STRUNCK TRANSFER COMPANY, in the *· business of transferring baggage and passengers, held a contract with the Savoy hotel by which the Strunck company had the exclusive right to transfer baggage and guests to and from the hotel. For this privilege the Strtinck company had agreed to pay the Savoy hotel a certain flat amount for the year, in specified installments. In addition the transfer company agreed to provide service that would be prompt, courteous, and at reasonable rates. But business did not go so well, and pretty soon a creditors' petition for bankruptcy was filed against the transfer company and the company was judged as bankrupt. But now the Savoy hotel filed suit against the trustee in bankruptcy for the failure of the company to continue with its contract with the hotel. How would you decide this case? Malic tip your mind before you read the decision. The decision: Tlie court held with the Savoy Imtol, The judgea reasoned thus: It l.s implied In every contract that tho promisor will not permit hrmselC. cither thru Insolvency or bankruptcy, to bc-dl.i- nhlcd from performing his contract. In view of tills, Imnkninlcy Is the legal consequence of flomethlng donn or omlttc! by the h a n k - nipt In violation of hiu agreement, may recover. For thin the parly damaged ILLINOIS and the nation are just beginning to awaken to the responsibilities and possibilities in care of our crippled and deformed children. Treatment of crippled c h i l - dren is comparatively a new science in our state, and only Chicago and Springfield a r e s u c h complete facilities available as to assure proper care. Ten years ago the Illinois general ass e m b 1 y passed a resolution for the creation of an insti- Govcrnor · L. L. Emmerson t u 11o n t o known as b e the "Illinois Surgical Institute for Crippled Children." However, it was only a resolution, and it was allowed to sleep until two years ago. To find just where we were, a commission was named consisting of the director of the department of public welfare, the director of public health, and the state superintendent of public instruction. That commission, with tho co-operation of the Elks, county school authorities and county medical societies, has completed a survey of 97 of the 102 counties in the state, and has found that Illinois has from 6,000 to 7,000 children in need of treatment. Recognizing that one of the greatest needs in connection with this work, was a state clinic in which various types of cases might be studied and courses of treatment mapped out for the physicians of the slate, wo have created in Chicago, as a division of the Illinois University Medical school, a surgical institute for crippled children. This institute cannot attempt to assume the responsibility of hospitalization of all the cases in tha state which need treatment, and its entire facilities must be devoted to tho advance of orthopedic surgery. It is a laboratory which will draw all cla-sses of cases for study, and its doors are open to every physician in the state in order that he may attend the institute, learn methods of treatment and return to his community, bringing advanced scientific care to the unfortunate ivho come under his attention. We have only scratched the surface in the care of crippled children, and in the next few years a new conception of our responsibilities, coupled with new methods of treatment, will bring scores of children, now apparently doomed to a life of misery, to new happiness} and useful citizenship.

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,600+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Globe-Gazette
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free