Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Burlington Gazette Newspaper Archive: August 20, 1932 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: Burlington Gazette

Location: Burlington, Iowa

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for Liking us on Facebook

  • We are retrieving your image from the archive...

  • We are converting your image into tiles...

  • Almost done...

   Burlington Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1932, Burlington, Iowa                                WEATHER FORECAST-Fair tonight, Sunday cloudy, warmer IOWA'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER. RIVER STAGE-7 feet 3 inches; rise of 1 inch �tnc� ytft�rd�Jk THE BURLINGTON GAZETTE r "THERE WITH THE NEWS." 10 PAGES. established july 10, 1837. BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1932. PRICB-3 CENTS ROOSEVELT SCORES G.O.P. MISRULE HAVE NO VOTE ON DRY REPEAL Vice President Only Casts Ballot in Senate in Case of Tie on Rollcall. BI DAVID LAWRENCE (Copyright, 1932.) Washington, Aug. 20-Vice President Curtis has taken advantage of that provision in the Republican national platform which permits every member of the party to docldo for himself whether he will favor the retention of the Eighteenth amendment or its repeal or its revision. When this  clause  was  inserted, party leaders felt that it would save many embarrassing situations, especially in the congressional elections. Has No Vote on Question. When the voting in congress occurs on the question of changing the Klghteenth amendment, the vice president could not possibly have a vote, even though he presides over the senate and occasionally has an opportunity to vote when there is a tie, Since any change in tho constitution must have a two-thirds vote in both houses, the vice president does not have an opportunity to register his approval or disapproval. In this respect tho position taken by Mr. Hoover and that taken by Mr. Curtis has no legal effect, though, of course, both men carry considerable weight with the rank and fllv. of tho Republican party. In the west, especially, where Vice President Curtis will do a good deal of campaigning, the Republicans will have tho benefit of his support of the dry side of the issue. The Democrats, on the other hand, have a vice presidential candidate who favors repeal, and who comes from Texas, which would cast Us tectorial vote for the Democratic nominee this time irrespective of prohibition. Will Speak in Dry States. Mr. Curtis is a seasoned campaigner. He will make many speeches in the dry states. It is doubtful whether he will touch on the prohibition issue vory much, as the Republican leaders are anxious tn keep It out of the campaign as much as possible. Recently Kansas, by its vote, showed that it was still dry, and this probably influenced Mr. Curtis, whose background, however, has always been on the dry side. Just what effect the declaration by Mr. Curtis against repeal may have in eastern states is difficult to determine, though the Democrats, of course, will use it to emphasize that their ticket is wet through and through, whereas one-half of the Republican ticket is dry and tho other half is only to a certain extent wet. Democratic ChalleiiKe. In tho eastern states tho Democrats, who are corralling wet votes, will insist that the Hoover-Curtis ticket is not going to help repeal the Kighteenth amendment, whore-as the Roosevelt-Garner combination Is committed to repeal. This means that tho Republican wots will find it difficult to support their own candidate unless economic and other Issues are more controlling with thorn. Certain Republicans hereabouts, however, declared today that Mr. Hoover's declaration in favor of a change in the Eighteenth amondment would bo all the more offoctive in the eastern states because it shows he is ready to discard prohibition as it exists today, and that, personally, ho went farther than the Republican platform, and also did not attempt to dictate to his own vice presidential running mator. Tho upshot of it will be that tho Democrats will get that part f tho wot vote which is primarily interested in tho choice of a president on the prohibition issue-something, however, which the Republicans say they could not expect to get anyway unless their platform had declared for outright repeal. PICCARD JOINED-BY HIS WIFE IN ITALY; START HOME MONDAY Deseneano, Italy, Aug. 20.--(A. P.) -Aug. 20.-Prof. Augusts Piccard, twice conqueror of the stratosphere, was happy today. Mine, Piccard arrived during u.e night, and greeted her husband affectionately this morning, saying she was glad to see him looking fo well after his udventure. Gen. Italo Balbo, commander of tho Italian air force, (low hero in a plane today, and will take Professor Piccard and his wife to Venice In a seaplane this afternoon. They will spend the night there, and return toomorrow to go to tho Vlttoviale estate of Gabrlele D'An-nunzio, Italian poet and soldier, on Lake Gardu. They expect to leave Italy Monday. MOLLLSON'S FAREWELL J. A. Mollison, British flyer,, who yesterday completed the first solo flight from east to west over the North Atlantic ocean, is shown above as he bade his wife, the former Amy Johnson, herself a famous aviatrix, farewell as ho left. England. MINES CLOSED; STRIKERS CONE Taylorville Workers Quit Col-leries-Company Swears Out Warrants. Taylorville, 111., Aug. 20.- (A.P.)- The miners' expeditionary force of 10,000 men, successful in closing local collerios, had departed from Christian county today and scattered to homes in adjacent counties- there to await a possible call from loaders for a trek into coal fields further south. Occupation of the county, which took placo Thursday, was terminated last night when lenders announced their purpose had been achieved. Local miners had joined the ranks of tho strikers who objected to the $5 daily basic wage agreement recently effected by the Illinois union. Coincident with the start of tho evacuation, officials of tho Peabody Coal company, largest operator in tho county, obtained 103 members of the Invading forces with inciting to riot. Tho wtirro.uts wove based on alleged disorders Thursday in which company property near Kln-cnid was allegedly destroyed. Sheriff Charles Wieneko said he did not know when ho would serve the warrants. Save for a few stragglers the invading forces were entirely out of tho county today. Meanwhilo national guardsmen wero still being held in armories in nearby Springeld and Decatur, where they had been ordered in evont of violence resulting from tho invasion. Close Alpha Mine. Galesburg, 111., Aug. 20.-(A. P.) - Flvo hundred union miners picketed the Sliulor mine, near Alpha, at dawn today, appropriated the lunch boxes of 50 miners who came to work at 8:30 a. in., and persuaded them to roturn homo. The picket lino, including several women and children, was formed two hours ahead of time. Few of them slopt during tho vigil. They were from Farmington, Galesburg, Peoria and other mining towns of this district. State policy wero called to the sceno, but no violence was roported. At 8 a. m. the pickets left a small force to see that tho ousted miners did not return to work, and pro-continued on Page Eight.) SIOUX CITY GETS NEW L0ANWFICE Livestock Feeders in This and Adjacent States Will Get R. F. C. Aid. Washington, Aug. 200.-(A.P.)- Through un office in Sioux City, la., tho reconstruction finance corporation seeks to speed federal aid for thoso in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming who noed money to carry their livestock through the winter. The corporation announced immediate establishment of eight regional agricultural credit corporations to serve 2S stutes. Their main purpose will be to nuiko loans to livestock raisers for feeding. Tho feeding is about to be-(Continued on Page Eight.) HOT WAVE FORCES ENGLISH PUBS TO PUT BEER ON ICE London, Aug. 20.-(A.P.)-A blis tering sun arose over England again today following a scorching yesterday which smashed heat records and to which was attributed the deaths of 21 persons. The death toll included three suicides, six drownings, and a dozen other fatalities. Yesterday's high temperature was 99. Thousands sought relief at seaside resorts, and the Thames embankment became a fashionable promenade lasst night instead of the haunt of the homeless, as it usually is. ice cream supplies were exhausted early in the day. Even the beer at the "pubs" was put on ice, which is against all British beer-drinking tradition. The sky was cloudless again this morning and another roasting was promised. Hundreds slept through tho night outdoors, on roofs, on balconies and in gardens. Even the Bank r~ England Issued an order that clerks working in any placo whore they did not come in contact with the public might remove their coats. It was the first time in its long history the "old lady of Threadneedle street" unbent sartorially. EASTERN PLANTS CALL OVER 7,500 MEN BACK TO JOBS Marcus Hook, Pa., Aug. 20.-(A.P.) -Resumption of operations in the Ave plants of the Viscose company, rayon manufacturers, with recall of 1,500 to 2,000 workmen in each plant, was announced at the main office of the Arm here today. Tho plants were closed early in Juno and the resumption of work began with receipt of increasingly large orders several weeks ago. Officials expressed tho belief that orders will warrant continued operation, Rebels Spurn Milk Agreement ROCKEFELLER AT SISTER'S SIDE AS HER DEATH NEARS Chicago, Aug. 20.-(A.P.)-John D. Rockefeller, Jr., violating "strict doctor's orders not to travel," arrived from the east today and rushed to the bedside of his dying sister, Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick. The New York financier and his wife and son, John, were met by the nieces, Mrs. Max Oser of Switzerland, and Mrs. Elisha D. Hubbard of Connecticut, who have attended their mother during the illness expected daily to prove fatal. "I have come to Chicago because of the critical illness of my sister," read a written statement handed to newspaper men by Mr. Rockeller. "Since I came here to see her in the early summer I have been suffering from shingles, confined to my bed much of the time, and under my doctor's strict orders not to travel. "Thus I have been unable to return earlier. Under the circumstances I feel sure I can rely on the sympathetic consideration of the gentlemen of the press to grant me the privacy they would desire were they in my place. He was asked if his father would come here to visit Mrs. McCormick, who has not seen him since her divorce in 1921. "I think it is inadvisable for him to travel because of his age," Mr. Rockefeller said.  His father is 92. Physicians announced at 10 a. m. that Mrs. McCormick was "just drifting along" without apparent change in her condition. She had a fairly good night. The arrival of her brother buoyed her spirits for a while, just as her daughter, Mathilde, and other relatives had done in recent days. Her physicians-said her condition "would go down to zero and then up again" by turns. They "didn't see how it could last much longer." They recalled they had expected their patient to die last. week. LEGION RESOLUTION CENSURES HOOVER FOR BONUS CLASH Pittsburgh, Aug. 20. - (A.P.) - President Hoover was censured for actions in routing the bonus seekers from Washington recently in resolutions adopted by the Pennsylvania department of the American Legion today. The resolution cited conditions in the bonus army. A minority report which accepted description of conditions but excepted criticism of the president was voted down 864 to 124 amid cheers. The convention also went on record as favoring full payment of the bonus and as opposing cancellation or reduction of foreign debts. CHILD, 3 YEARS OLD, EATS RAT POISON, DIES IN HOSPITAL Des Moines, Aug. 20.-(A.P.}- Richard Watson, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Watson, died at a hospital Friday aftor having eaten rat poison at his home. The family found the boy sitting beside a box which had been moved out of the basement. It contained the poison which Richard was eating. An antidote was administered but he died throe hours later. Mollison to Delay His Return Flight St. John, N. B., Aug. 200.-(A.P.)- J. A. Mollison, youthful British long distance flyer, who yesterday became tho ilrst person to fly the Atlantic from east to west alone, has postponed until tomorrow the continuation of his flight to New York. Ho camo hero last night from Peunlleld Ridge, N. B., where he lauded yesterday after flying from Portmarnock, Ireland. He was too tired to go further. He had a good sleep last night and decided to fly to Montreal this afternoon to watch the Canadian air pageant. His westward crossing of the Atlantic was "the toughest flight" he ovor made, ho said, and he was "Jolly well all in." He talked by transatlantic telephone with Amy Johnson, his bride of three weeks and herself a noted distance flyer. She promised to sail today for New York to join him, but lator decided to remain in England. "I was lucky," he said. "For hours ut a stretch on the way across the Atlautic I couldn't see the water below me and I didn't know whether tho wind was changing and blowing mo oft" my course. I allowed seven degrees for drift and my calculations must have been about right because when I came ovor land It wasn't 10 minutes before I sighted Harbor Grace." "I'm going to fly the same plane back," he said, "but I think the return trip will be easy. Flying oast-ward one has favorable winds, and there is nothing to worry about except the possibility of motor troublo, and that is a very faint possibility indeed." Mollison gave up entirely his original plan to make the round trip flight from Britain to New Yor and back again In less .ban three days. After flying to New York Sunday he will rest up before attempting the return trip. His hearing was so affected by the continuous roar of the motor that he was unable to accept dozens of telephone calls which came to him at the farm homo near Pennfiold Ridge. The farmer who took him in. Raymond Hawkins, had to do the talking for him. Mollison was credited today with four now aviation records through his present flight-tho first flyer to fly westward solo over the Atlantic ocean; the shortest time from land to laud on a westward crossing; the first trans-atlantic flight in a land plane, and tho longest duration flight la a email plane. BLOCKADE ON FARM PRODUCE WILL CONTINUE Strikers Around Chariton, la. Picket Highways Into That Town Today. Busy Sheriff Sioux City, la., Aug. 20-(A.P.)- Rebellion in the ranks of pickets seeking to wlthdrow farm products from Sioux City's markets today i promised the possibility of further trouble after milk producers and distributors had reached an agreement. Fifteen highway pickets, who said they represented stations on each of the nine highways into the city, declared they would not abide by the agreement and truce negotiated last night since, they said, representatives of producers had no right to make an agreement. I. W, Reck, president and E. T. Connors, secretary of the Sioux City Milk Producers association, countered with the declaration that they had power to conclude the negotiations and would stand by their promises to lift the blockade Sunday. Produce Pickets Stay. Members of the National Farmers Holiday association, which seeks to keep all farm products off the markets for a period of 30 days, meanwhile redoubled their efforts in the belief that truckers would attempt to run the blockade with livestock and produce. Difficulty, was expected if milk , trucks . are allowed through. The milk agreement was a compromise. Farmers will receive $1.80 per hundred pounds of milk testing 3.5 per cent butterfat. They formerly received 75 cents to $1.40 on a sliding scale. Distributors will increase the retail price from 8 to 9 cents per quart. Roth Sides Satisfied. Both sides expressed satisfaction with the new price, farmers terming it "a moral victory for the farmers holiday" and declaring it to be the highest price now paid producers anywhere in the midwest. They agreed to limit the area of the city milk shed and stop distribution of free milk, which has averaged about 900 gallons per day. The holiday association was determined to continue the blockade, with the aid of Nebraska and South Dakota farmers who ordinarily ship into Sioux City, for the duration of the 30-day strike period. They established new picket stations at the Woodbury county lino on three highways, meanwhile maintaining the original barricades nearer the city. Strike Is Spreading:. With receipts on all produce at Sioux City markets cut heavily, buyers turned to their storage stocks and increased rail shipments to supply consumer demand. Members of the holiday association in this vicinity were heartened by news of spreading of tho movement in South Dakota, Nebraska and other parts of Iowa. The newest front in the war for higher pricos was Chariton, la., whero farmers today set up a tight blockade about that marketing center. Truckers were warned yesterday to cease operations. federal narcotic agent suspended on boys' story Davenport, la., Aug. 20.-(A. P.) - D. F. Ellsworth, federal narcotic agent, who is alleged to have forced three Mollne youths into his car to submit to questioning about a supposed federal case Aug. 10, which caused his detention by Davenport police, has boen suspended from the federal service for 15 days without pay-According to O. A. H. La Gardie, district supervisor of narcotic agents at Minneapolis, who is here checking up on Ellsworth's > case, has mado a full report of the hitter's misconduct to officials of the treasury department at Washington. robber~in tears as he steals $30; he has hay fever Hammond, Ind., Aug. 20-(A.P.) - "Ker-Choo" said the robber who entered tho Metropolitan Mortgage association offices. Tears were rolling down his cheeks. "I'm sorry." he said to Miss Rosel-la Brady as he held a pistol with one shaking hand whilo ho took $30 with the other, "but I can't stand this climate. Have to go north, 1 guess. ''It's the hay lever." Sheriff John A. Davenport of Sioux City has been a busy man the past week because of the farm produce holiday and milk strike activities in his county. HOOVER INVITES PRESS WORKERS TO CAMP LUNCHEON Skyland,  Va., Aug.  20.-(A.P.)- A vacationing president today had a friendly get-together with news paper men who accompanied him to the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Mr. Hoover invited to lunch all the reporters and photographers who usually stey at a hotel several miles away from the Rapidan camp. The wives were invited, too'. The president already was well acquainted with most of the newsmen. Several had been reporting his activities for months before the campaign began. Usually, though, tho Rapidan is reserved for other guests, some of whom were at camp today. Robert L. O'Brien, chairman of the tariff commission, was in the latter group. Acting Secretary Castle of the state department rode down from Washington with the president. Mrs. Thomas A. Edison, widow of the inventor, and her daughter, Mrs. John E. Sloan, were guests of Mrs. Hoover. Others listed were Mr. and Mrs. John Martin and Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Morrison of Philadelphia. TRIAL ADJOURNED; WALKER RESTING New York Republican Chairman Comes Out With New Blast at Mavor. Albany, N. Y., Aug. 20.-(A. P.) - A charge from tho Republican camp that Mayor James J. Walker seeks to twist his hearing into a "mock trial of political Issues," echoed today as the mayor rested for a re-neweu fight for his post. The charge, voiced by W. Kings-land Macy, G. O. P. state chairman, resulted from Walker's action in summoning Macy and other Republican leaders to appear before Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt Monday. The mayor apparently seeks to substantiate his contention that the legislative inquiry, which resulted in the removal charges against him, was a "Republican fishing party." Macy said last night at Syracuse thv. the mayor was trying to "twist a question of good government into a mock trial o' political issues." He said tho investigation had shown that "corruption, graft and executive laxity ran rampant in New York City." Tho Republicans are expected to be called Monday unless tho supreme court upholds a court attempt by Walker to halt the hearing altogether. WISCONSIN UKTS LOAN. Washiugton, D. C, Aug. 20-(A.P.) - Wisconsin today was granted a loan of $3,(100,000 by the reconstruction finance corporation to meet current emergency relief needs. KEEP FLYING Valley Stream, N. Y., Aug. 20-(A. P.)-With a new endurance decord tucked away in their "Flying Boudoir," Mrs. Frances Marsalis and Mrs. Louise Thadcn kept fraying nerves under control today and pressed toward their goal of a full week in the air. . It was a battle of feminine grit vs. exhaustion for the ladybird housewives who have been aloft since 12 noon (Iowa time) Sunday and who smashed Edna May Cooper's and Bobby Trout's old record of 123 hours late yesterday. "Papa, we are all in, but we are going to stick it out," said a note dropped to "Casey" Jones, noted airman who is managing their flight. But in celebrating their feat they did full justice to a quail dinner the refuelling plane took up to them. At 2 a. m. today (Iowa time) they had been in the air 134 hours. The sky was clear and Jones was confident they would stay up till noon tomorrow. STATES MOVES HE'LL MAKE TO AID BUSINESS Governor Proposes More Stringent Banking" Laws, Stock Sales Supervision. RENO TALKS OF STRIKE GAINS Progress Js Away Ahead of What Was Expected, Farm Leader Says. Des Moines, Aug. 20.-(A.P.)-A 66-year-old man talked today of the agrarian revolt he started almost single-handed and which now, he said, is spreading faster than any other economic reform in the nation's history. Milo Reno, president of his own brain-child, the National Farmers Holiday association, reviewed the events of the last two weeks, since members in three states have stopped selling their farm products in an attempt to get for them higher prices. "No power on earth," Reno said, "can destroy the foundation on which we are building. It is as fundamental as God Almighty, this effort we are making to restore the farmers' purchasing power and to stabilize the price of farm products." He spoke of three related movements in North Dakota, a non-selling strike in northwestern Nebraska, the tight blockade around Sioux City which already has resulted in high milk prices for farmers, interests shown In the holiday by farmers and business throughout the country, and the spread of sentiment favoring similar strikes in Missouri, Kansas, South Dakotat, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. His voice was husky from the dozens of speeches he had given recently before large mass meetings. "So far the progress we have made has been many times what we anticipated. But our real progress, the progress that means a permanent benefit, Is not reflected in the percentage of products we have already held off the markets. "The real progress is that not only farmers but all groups everywhere are beginning to realize tho absolute justness and the absolute necessity of our aims." PRIESTANDWOMAN ARE FOUND DEAD Former Victim of Monoxide Fumes in His Auto in Garage, Says Coroner. New Haven, Conn., Aug. 20.-(A. P.)-The death of the Rev. Joseph 11. Couruoyer, Catholic priest whose body was found in his garage a few hours after Miss Lavinia Moran, a public school teacher, was discov-ered dead in the parish house of St. Louis' church, was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning today by Coroner James J. Corrigan. The coroner declined to state, however, whether the 43-year-old priest died accidentally while seated in his automobile, and aunounced an autopsy on Miss Moran's body had not been completed. Miss Moran, an active worker in the parish, was found in a bedroom yesterday by police, who were called by Adoph Groleau, brother of the sexton, after Father Cournoyer had {Continued pn Page JBigbt.} Columbus, O., Aug. 20.- (A.P.)- Governor Roosevelt, opening his road campaign for the presidency, today proposed that sellers of legitimate securities be required to reveal bonuses and commissions, urged that every effort be made to prevent issues of unnecessary securities, and favored more stringent banking laws for the "great mass of average American men and women, who, I am not ashamed to repeat, have been forgotten by those in power." The candidate, fn a speech at the state Democratic convention said the Hoover administration "encouraged a vast speculative boom and when the reckoning came it was not honest with the people." Cites G. 0. P. Record. "I sum up the history of the last administration in four sentences," Gov. Roosevelt said: "It encouraged speculation and over production, through its false economic gravity. "It attempted to minimize the crash and mislead the peojjle as to its gravity. "It erroneously charged the cause to other nations of the worldr. "It refused to recognize and correct evils at home which Iiad brought it forth, delayed relief and forgot reform." , Safeguard Investors. "Remedies," Mr. Roosevelt codified in a speech at the state Democratic convention, were: Prevention of the issuance of. "manufactured and unnecessary securities which are brought out merely for the purpose of enriching those who handle their sale to the public," and*the further provision "with respect to legitimate securities, the sellers shall -tell'the uses to which the money is put." Federal regulation of holding companies which sell securities in interstate commerce. ' Government regulation of "exchanges in the business of selling and buying securities and commodities that "can by the expedient of moving elsewhere avoid regulation in any given state." Regular Bank Suiierrision. More rigid supervision of national banks "for the protection of depositors. A proposal to discourage and prevent "the use of bank deposits in ^peculation to the detriment of local credit" which was "encouraged by the government itself." Separation of investment and com* mercial banking. . , Restriction of federal reserve banks "in accordance with the orig* inal plans and earlier practices. Mr. Roosevelt promised "it will no longer be possible for international bankers, or others, to sell forciga securities on   the   implied   understanding that these securities hava been passed on or approved by the state   department   or   any    other agency of the federal government." (   And, that "public officials In the I m;xt administration will neither by word or by deed seek to Influence 'he prices of stocks and bonds." i Assails Hoover Regime, i   The   prespnt   administration,   he � added,   "has   all  too often Issued j statements which have had no relation to the   scientific   information which it possessed. This has shaken public confidence." Continuing Mr. Roosevelt told his r.udience that "this assurance which I am here giving you is to my mind (Continued on Page Eight.) THE WEATHER j Iowa: Generally fair; warmer in northeast and central portions tonight; Sunday partly cloudy, warmer In east and central portions. Illinois: Fair, slightly   warmer in northwest portion tonight; (Sunday fair and somewhat warmer, Missouri:    Fair tonight; Sunday generally fair and slightly warmer-RIVER STAGES. St. Paul-1.4; fall 0.2. La Crosse-0.7; tall 0.5, Dubuque-1.7; rls* 0.6. Davenport-1;8; rise 0.3. Keokuk-3.4: vIm.QJ. St. Lauia--i4.E; vise 0.1. � Cairo-19.0; rise 0.7. New Orleans-2.2; no �lu�M. WEAillKU Oil LOOM WftWWjiaV For upper Mlssiwtipni ;�ti Missiasitoi y�U�y� �ud tfe* M(�te*� and central sreat plajnj: fair, except acatterad ahofftrt Vert* at beginning  of waok ftf* *Mi', during latter half;. m*>m$ -Um  perature except cooj |r#t �| IfgR : aorthsm Motion. ' 706?44   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication