Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 1936, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE AN A W LEE NEWSAPEB Issued Every Week by the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY 121123 ICast State Street Telephone No 3SOO MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE MARCH 6 1936 LEE P LOOMIS W EARL HALL ENOCH A NOREM LLOYD L GEEK Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager SCE1IBER ASSOCIATED FREES which is exclusively entitle to the use for publication of aJl newa dispatcnes credited to It o not otherwise credited ID this paper and all local news MEMBER IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION with DC Hoincs news and business offices at 405 Shops Building SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake the year5700 OUTSIDE MASON cirr AND CLEAB LAKE Per year by carrier5700 By mail 6 months Per week by carriers 35 By mail 3 months Per year by mail By mall 1 month OUXSIDB 100 BULK ZONE Per six Three Mason Cily and Clear Lake by The weell 13 1225 WS5 J 50 CAMERON NAILS ANOTHER A NOTHER item of fallacious thinking indulged in most commonly by our contemporary economic planners has been nailed to the wall by W J Cam eron an executive of the Ford Motor company This time its the assumption out of Washington that in dustry of the type exemplified by the motor vehicle manufacturers can absorb all or indeed any great part of the 11000000 unemployed in the United States Lets go now to the heart of Mr Camerons discourse Of all the people who work for pay in this country ten million are attached to agriculture Another ten million are employed in pubbc and personal service lawyers doctors nurses public officials entertainers cooks waiters hired housekeepers ajid so forth Wholesale and retail trade engages between eight and ten million them two million sales clerks and four million in other clerical posi tions Four million people earn their living in trans portation and communication and another four mil lion in construction of buildings streets and highways A million and a hah engage in forestry fishing and mining These lines of business are not classified by the government as industry although with other small er groups they account for about 40 million of our normal 48 million jobs And no official has suggested that these employ the alleged eleven million unem ployed That is left for industry proper which at its highest peak in its busiest time never employed round numbers more than 8800000 the highest industrial employment in our history These figures for industry are given in table No 737 LOOK OUT BELOW News items suggest that Kagawaauditors in Iowa divided into two classes First those who couldnt understand what he said and second those who couldnt understand what he meant If you think your job is hard consider the com mittee that has to draw up this years national demo cratic platform Governor Hoffman may have had a good idea in delaying the Hauptmann execution but it hasnt come to light as yet The listening public gets a break while the two parties quarrel about who shall get how much time on the air Give Hearst credit for consistency Hes been against every president in office during the past 35 years The report gains credence that Indiana parents give their babies a basketball rather than a rubber ball Its surprising how long folks can go without hear ng from Hugh Johnson without complaining DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott The PROS and CONS 000000 or Two things are clear of the statistical abstract of the United States pub lished in 1934 under authority of the secretary of commerce In this report industry is comprised un der the 16 main branches of production which sup ply the nations basic commodity requirements rang ing from food and wood and textile products to the iron steel and transportation equipment industries including the automobile Having at no time em ployed as many as 9000000 persons these 16 branches are asked to employ immediately an additional 11 flfifi nnn First that any group which normally employs less than nine million of whom probably seven million are now at work can not possibly be said to have eleven million of its peo ple out of work It never had that many people And second any group whose highest peak of business was never sufficient to employ more than nine mil lion persons cannot even at government command arbitrarily increase that number to 20000000 There never has been that much purely industrial work to be done Mr Camerons last contribution to national sanity and common sense was his utter disproof of the claim that the rich 2 per cent of the people own between 80 and 95 per cent of the wealth As a matter of fact 72 per cent of the wealth and 88 per cent of the income are owned by people who have less than a year The Detroit man in this most recent study of fundamentals in economics directed attention to an old old truism Industry does not support people people support industry While as he pointed out nidus try is important and affects all other lines of work just as all other lines of work affect it fourfifths of American workers always have been employed at something else Industrys mission is making the tools and utensils which the rest of the people use in earning their for diggers plows ana trucks and cream separators for farmers ovens for bakers hammers and saws and nails and lumber for carpenters leather for shoemakers motor cars and electric cars and railway cars and locomotives for transportation machines of all sorts of mechanical work cloth and sewing machines for clothiers paper and ink and presses for printers and so on It is well to have a few W J Camerons in our cationa life to keep us from accepting as truth all that is bandied about as glib assertion by those who must invent supporting facts for their loosely spun economic theories WHATS CALIFORNIA KICKING ABOUT Chariton HeraldPatriot In recent weeks there has een much publicity in the metropolitan papers about low high salaried people were moving away from Cali ornia because of the imposition of high taxes The axes in that state have been painted as confiscatory nd excessively high Maybe they are but if so what does that make the Iowa income tax rates Compare the figures and then wish you lived in California Here they are Tax on income for a married couple in California Exempt Tax on 52500 income for a married couple in Iowa 34 00 Tax on income for a married couple in California 2500 Tax on 55000 income for a married couple in Iowa 00 Tax on 57500 income for a married couple in California 5000 Tax on income for a married couple in Iowa 26400 Tax on income for a married couple in California J10000 Tax on 10000 income for a married couple in Iowa 00 If those birds think their taxes are too high in California they should come back home to Iowa where we have an economical state administration elected ONE WILL YIELt ABOUT 5 OR 6 POUHDS PURE RUBBER PLAVER PLMS EQUAIlY SKILLFULLY MANY OBSERVERS FAIL 1o NoTfCE Vf OH IS OME IN 1843 i YEARS BEFORE OM GERMAN IS SAlP To PoiNTiH OBSERVING BY SHoALES MACHINE VWASMAPE BY ONE 1HURBER OF CONMECllCUr BUf HE LET TflE WVENT10KI DIE Jopyrijht 1386 by Central Press Association Inc 3 g on a platform of reducing taxes They dont know how lucky they are in the matter of taxes SOME POLITICAL RECOLLECTION Charles City Press A striking impression comes to one while attending the republican state convention at Des Moines is the absence of the oldtimers who at one time and for years gave a large personality to these gatherings Then Senators Allison Dplliver and Cummins Speaker Henderson EditorCongressman Perkins Congressmen Haugen Hepburn Lacey Cou sins Sweet Editor Funk former Governor Carroll J W Blythe and others from the reservation when Iowa had the strongest delegation In congress There is entirely a new set of faces and personalities not so national in reputations but perhaps just aa capable and responsible men Former Governor Carroll is usually seen in the hotel lobbies and J E Blythe of Mason City is in frequent attendance while former State Senator Funk now at the head of tne industrial commission has apparently lost interest in state and national politics but Ms health is said to be good and likewise is that of Governor Carroll Former Congressman Sweet of Waverly still min gles with the crowds but most or nearly all of the old political stars have passed to the undiscovered country For 50 years we have seen the boys come and go engage in political strife and have witnessed their vie tories and defeats and It will not be questioned that our leaders at that time were the brainiest men in the United States DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLEXDENING M D AN TJNMANIPULATED PRESIDENT Webster City FreemanJournal Nobody of any consequence has charged that President Roosevelt is 3 mere figurehead being controlled by somebody be hind the throne Whatever can be said against him it cannot be successfully maintained that he is not president himself and the leader of his party In these respects he is like his distant cousin Theodore Roosevelt was can rememberr8 THE RISKS OP BUSINESS CjILK futures to 5 cents a pound as a direct consequence of last Tuesdays military revolt in Japan With toe melting of six weeks accumulation of ice and snow in the farm belt states prices of eggs take the biggest tumble that the oldest market oper ators in the Chicago market cents a dozen in a single day A week or ten days ago when the country was still held in the grip of snow blockades and subzero tem peratures it looked as though a coal famine was im minent But with the return of mild weather the mines have been deluged with cancellations of deal ers orders for immediate shipments Nobody now seems very anxious to 2ay in stores of fuel where pre viously everybody was clamoring for coal coal and more coal Such are the quickchanging factors which the business world must take into account in making its plans and calculations If a silk goods manufactur ing concern had laid in a large stock of raw ma terial atprices recently prevailing it would now be confronted with a large inventory loss due to events on the other side of the world A coal merchant who was lucky enough to get shipments in during the past week for all he had ordered would now be won dering how he is going to get rid of his builtup stock with spring coming on Keeping a balance between supply and demand between production and sales is the biggest prob lem nowadays not only for manufacturers and trades men but also for fanners When they guess wrong they are losers And something is likely to happen most any time to throw things out of kilter NOTHING TO BE DONE ABOUT IT Cherokee Times The Nye committee of the Unit ed States senate has concluded its 22months investi gation concerning ammunition manufacturing and its influences on war The records constitute 14 vol umes As usual no one will read them and nothing will be done about it CAUSES FOR STUTTERING GIVEN CTUTTERING with which we include stammering may be described as an involuntary break in the rhythm of speech Such is the definition given in a new book by Smiley Blanton and Margaret Gray Elan ton called For Stutterers The subject is of universal interest and for good reason Out of 1142 freshmen at the University of Wisconsin in 1919 79 stuttered That is quite a good proportion of the population They are found in all fields and walks of life so that it is very difficult to speak of them as a whole One thing how ever distinguishes do not think of themselves1 so much as members of a race nation religion or profession but as stutterers Only the totally deaf and the to tally blind recognize this sam group membership Interruptions in the rhythm o speech occur in different periods o life It often is thought that stut tering is nearly always outgrown Stutterers are frequently reassurec by someone who bases his comfortable thought on the statement I myself stuttered once At th age of 6 a good many more people stutter than if you took the same group at the age of 10 The person whose stuttering gets worse at 10 usually continues with it through adolescence at which time it either disappears or becomes worse and persists through EARLIER DAYS FJROM GLOBEGAZE1IE FILES adult life What Causes Stuttering THE MINNEAPOLIS DRIVE ON CRIME Fairmont Sentinel A spirited drive against crime is on by the Minneapolis police Some thief stole an ash tray at the Dyckman hotel Every effort will be made to bring the guilty wretch to justice NO DISCRIMINATION Davenport Democrat Under the Townsend plan every pensioner would be obliged to spend all his money every so would the great majority of the taxpaying population PHARMACEUTICAL DILEMMA Keokuk Gate City A druggist tells us that the1 hardest work he has to do these days is to figure outwhich letters stand for vitamins and which for government bureaus IS THE BLAME ON IOWA Davenport Times A Beverly Hills editor thinks lowans ruined Los Angeles when they took it over It was Californias mistake hi not proclaiming a Mon roe doctrine AN INHERITED PROCLIVITY Lake Mills Graphic The Roosevelt boys are chips off the old block they run their automobiles like their father runs the government without regard for safety RULE BY STRAW VOTE Whittemore Champion How would it do to abol ish the supreme court and decide all these matters with a Literary Digest poll The explanation of the cause of stuttering falls into two general divisions One is that it is more or less physical This theory ranges from the very simple idea that it can be overcome by training to the rather complicated theory developed by Travis that it is due to a disturbance of the nervous pattern of lefthanded ness and righthandedness In other words that stut terers are mostly lefthanded people who have learned to become righthanded The other theory that the Blantons emphasize is that it is largely emotional In the development oi the nerve centers the lower nerve centers gradually surrender their independent activity and bring them slves under the control of the higher nerve centers of the brain In the stutterer some emotional strain or continued anxiety interferes with this orderly de velopment The cruder movements which cause such noises as grunting and sucking break through the movements of speech which are controlled by the high er centers ajid result in the interrupted rhythm of speech Diet for Second Choice of half grapefruit half canteloupe three prunes with milk not cream glass of orange juice toast onehalf slice thinly buttered one cup tea or coffee with not more than one lump sugar one teaspoon milk grapefruit one lamb chop broiled onehalf head lettuce dressing toast coffee eggs boiled or poached twelve as paragus tips dish spinach onehalf grapefruit toast coffee What is your weight today POSSIBLE G 0 P SLOGAN Iowa Falls Citizen Look at your tax receipt may become a popular slogan in the Iowa election campaign of 1936 WANTS TALLE TO RUN Cresco Times We hope Mr Talle will decide to become a candidate EDITORS MAIL BAG Its irony that college students Americas most privileged class should condemn the economic system which has nurtured them WE WERE IN ERROR IT SEEMS were entirely misinformed in your article about myself in your issue of Feb 23 I did not get snowbound in a ravine or anywhere else not out later than 7 oclock at night and was never lost in my life Please publish this correction in your paper C J BAXTER LIKES NEW PAGE 1 MAKEUP change in the front page news to finishing each story without continued on page is quite an improvement Personally I like it Sincerely yours C J HARLAN TOMORROW MARCH 7 By CXAKK Notable Ravel b 1S75 modernist Bolero etcThomas Masaryk b 1850 first president of CzechoslovakiaBen Ames Williams b 1889 novelistPercy Hammond b 1873 drama critic Joseph Niepce b 1765 in France where he became a world pioneer n photog raphy He was led to his discoveries in picture making by faffing eyesightJohn Herschel b 1792 in Eng land discovered hypo the photo fixing agent and forecast the invention of the motion picture more than half a century before the first one was made He was first to apply the terms positive and negative to photographic images after discovering the process of photography on sensitized paperHenry Draper b 1837 in Prince Edward county Va was the sub ject of the first baby picture ever made for he was the son of the man who introduced photography into the U S and he was himself the pioneer in celestial photography making the first photo of the moon March 7 first grand jury of both sexes in the U S was impaneled at Laramie in Wyoming the first state to grant women equal rights Though they supposedly have them throughout the union to day in nearly half of the states they are not eligible for jury service SCRIPTURAL this I say He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also Corinthians Thirty Years an exciting debate in the chamber of deputies relative to church inventories the Rouvier ministry was defeated 297 to 234 The ministry assem bled at the foreign office and decided to offer its re signation to President Fallieres The Denison Hose company met last night at the engine house and elected the following C Williams chief Art Cadwell first assistant chief Hugh Davey second assistant chief J J Gorman foreman Charles Long first assistant foreman James Buchanan second assistant foreman A H Gale treasurer and Thomas Conners secretary The Twentieth Century Knights is the latest newest and youngest publication in thecity Frank Lawler is editorand John Milesis assistant Merle Potter is business manager and John Lawler is his assistant Mr Potter is now theater reviewer for the Minneapolis Journal Twenty Years E G Dunn is in Detroit Mich on business this week Miss Martha Pattie spent the weekend in Madi son Wis visiting friends Bill Johnson visited yesterday in Manly E S Gage has returned from a business trip to Des Moines Atiss Lois Lohring left last night for a visit with relatives at Los Angeles Cal John A Senneff left yesterday on a few days business trip to Clarion Mrs George Thule returned today to her home at Portland Ore following a visit with relatives in the city Ten Years The Peoples Gas and Electric company and the Mason City and Clear Lake railroad will spend Si 092817 in Mason City in 1926 as part of the 000000 expenditure program of the United Lightand Railways company for the extension of gas electricity heat and street railroad properties in the corn belt Results in sectional tournament games held last night at the high school Mason City 44 Clear Lake 13 Thompson 27 Belmond 14 and Alexander 18 Ven tura 12 Mason City failed in its quest for the state basketball title until March of 1935 when it defeated Grinnell ui the finals of the state tournament to win the championship for the first time in the history of the school Results of other sectional tournament games in clude Davenport 19 Wilton 8 Newton IS Mingo 16 Washington Cedar Rapids 44 Anamosa 8 and Charles City 28 Rockford 16 TIP FOK THOSE WHO INDULGE IN FISHING it understood that this doesnt vouch for the truth of the follow ing yarn brought by somebody from the Grand Canyon in Arizona through which the Colorado river flows Since Colorado is Spanish for red its water should be that color but mostly its a turbid yel low stream Now for the story from Jim Hankins exprospector ex cowboy and now a tourist guide m response to the question whether there are any fish in the stream Sure theres fish there but I low Tm about the only man in Ari zpny who knows how to ketch them fish Theyre right peculiar same as everything else down in this country One funny thing about em is that they always swim back wards Why Sos to keepthe mud from gettin in their eyes An its jest because o that fact that I kin ketch em Them fish is all plumb crazy over eatin tobacco So when I am to go fishin I take me a club and a tencent plug o eatin tobac co Then I go down to the bottom of the canyon and I pick me out a nice soal place where I can see the fish as they come swimmin up stream tail first Then I take my pocketknife and I cut the plug up in little bits I made out in the stream a little ways and spread the bait on the top of the water Well sir them fish grab it and go down to the bottom and start chewin Purty soon they get a hank erin to spit Not even a fish can spit under water so when they come up to the top to spit I jest haul off with my club and hit em over the heads And thets all there is to it ALGONA EDITOR RECALLS ROBERTS DAYS IN IOWA enjoyed this Iowa recollec dent of a Chicago bank then be came associated with the National City bank New York City For many years Mr Roberts has served as the banks economic ad viser and has edited ana still edits the banks monthly letter on eco nomics which is one of the most valuable economic publications of the day admired by many thou sands of readers for ita clear and readable exposition of economic problems Mr Roberts also served as one of the banks vice presidents till retirement three or four vears ago HATES OF PRIMARIES IN 43 STATES LISTED pleased when I hap pened on to this test of pri mary dates in the 43 states where such elections are held may be there are readers of this depart ment who will want to clip it too Ixralslna 2l Kaa A IIHnol April 14 Mlmourl 1 April 14 Vlrsinla rBnu Pmiwjlvanla April 28 Tcnnwse 4 Idaho Alabama Muj i Dakota May J California AuJ Auj 21 12 S Carolina Auj 25 West Virginia May IS Sept 1 Miv Jersey Mlly 19 Arizona Sept 8 June 1 Colorado Sept 8 x r 2 Vrrmmit s V CnriJlinii Juie n Sept 8 M ficorrti s Minnesota June 16 Jlichisan Iowa Florida Montanaluly 21 sp i Texas Kentucky July 35 KCIV Vork Sept 15 Auc 1 ggp tion by W C Dewel of the Kossuth County Advance which appeared as a communca tion in the Chicago Tribune one day last week under Algona date line Your interesting editorial en titled Coin Harveys School failed to mention the book in reply Coin at School in Finance which broke the spell of Harveys book and contributed materially to the election of McKinley Coin at School in Finance the style and illustrations of which followed the Harvey idea was written by George E Roberts then editor of the Fort Dodge Messen gerIn recognition of Mr Roberts notable service in the campaign President McKinley made him di rector of the mint which position he filled for some years On retire ment he served for a time as presi Th five states scheduled to hold state nominating conventions in stead of primaries are Connecticut Delaware Rhode Island Utah and New Mexico EXAMPLE OF NEW KING CITED FOK MOTORISTS thank S C Mason City law yer for a clipping from the Montreal Star telling of a new policy put into effect by Brit ains new king as a matter of pro moting safety on the highways He has ordered that no alcoholic drinks be served to his guests who are driving automobiles This practice suggests the Ca nadian paper will no doubt be automatically imitated by a number of people and backed thus by royal authority it may happily spread We have been told a million times that gasoline and alcohol do not mix Unfortunately there is a host of drivers who while heartily agreeing with the wisdom of this saying insist that it applies only to the other fellow If the fashion set by the king does no more than cmce again draw attention to the incompatibility of the two liquids where the operation of motor vehicles is concerned it will be a good thing Answers to Questions By FREDEBIQ J HASKUf PLEASE reader can jet the ansiver to any question or fact tiy wrlt inp Slason City GlobeGazette Informa tion Bureau Frederic 1 Hakin nitre tor u c Please taclnsc three 3 cents tor reiily Does the Suez canal separat Asia and Africa T P Yes It runs through the Kingdom of Egypt and the boundary betwee that country and Palestine a pure ly arbitrary line is the boundary which separates Africa from Asia This is many miles to the east o the Suez canal and runs in a south easterly direction from the Mediter ranean Sea to meet the Gulf o Sinai Who is the Prince of Wales C W This title is not one which passes on automatically On accession to the throne of King Edward VIII the title lapsed and there will be no Prince of Wales until the sovereign invests a new heir with the title Since the Prince of Wales is the eldest son of the sovereign there is no present possibility of such an in ALL OF US By MABSR4M MASUN WHAT ODD reasons we have for remembering hu man beingsI remeniber one young fellow who worked in the same office with me I told him I was going to be marriedSolemnly he confided in me that he knew an absolutely certain way of getting out of the engagementMake a date and forget to show uphe said Then quarrel One word would lead o another and after a while it would be all over t had worked for him it would work for me Much obliged said I Youre welcome said he There was one girl in our school who never never NEVER cheated in an examinationNone of us iked her She used to look down her nose at the rest of usBut there was one teacher in whose class nobody ever thought of cheating Nobody but one boy and he cheated all the timeNone of us liked HIM either The busiest man I ever knew always answered a Ict er the day he received itIm not as busy as he ivas So to my shame those unanswered letters pile upAnd even this confession does not remove the reproach from me Ive been asked to publish a list of twelve best cant do itAll such lists leave me cold and humiliated because there are so many of hem I havent readBesides MY twelve best MOks cant possibly be YOUR twelve best books I heard a woman say Why did this have to hap ien to ME Lady it didnt have to happen to you ut YOU were in the way of life and if you dont like hings pleasant or painful to happen to a ard shell and live in a hollow tree I know a deaf man who works in a machine shop When hes in the noisy shop he can hear any hing you sayWhen hes out of it in a quiet ilacc you must YELL at him Do you think that youd be happier if you could get ut of this hurlyburly life into some remote and rest ul coinerNo you wouldnt be Life wouldnt o to the trouble of yelling at you and youd be mis rable in flashlight powder vestiture What C B Mixture of powdered magnesium with one or more compounds rich in oxygen How long has draining of the Zuyder Zee been under way F M Begun in 1920 Tell of Dr Fletcher who started Fletcherism J D Horace Fletcher author food ex pert and lecturer was born at Law rence Mass in 1849 He was edu cated at Dartmouth traveled widely and engaged in numerous occupa tions In 18951 he began to devote his attention to sociology and espe cially to research in human nutri tion His views concerning the mastication of food gave rise to the cult of Fletcherism He died in 1919 When was French academy found ed J W The French academy LAcademie francaise was founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635 in the reign of Louis Xln and was reorganized in 1816 under Louis XVIEE Its mem bership is limited to 40 elected for life How long has the United States pharmacopoeia been published E G First edition in 1820 It was com piled from recipes submitted to the Medical Society of the County of New York by Dr Lyman Spalding many slaves freed by the Emancipation Proclamation E W Estimated at 1500000 What portions of the Book of Luke are in some of the great an thems L P The Annunciation by the Angel to Mary chapter 1 the Magnificat by Mary one of the best known an thems in the world Luke the prophecy of Zacharias after the birth of John the Baptist the mes sage of the angels to the shepherds on the occasion of the Nativity chapter 2 the Thanksgiving Nunc Dimitlis by Simeon in the tenple Luke and the Beatitudes Luke How many cities previously built upon the site of Troy J H Excavations of Schliemann at Hissarlik the site of Troy 187274 supplemented and confirmed by Dorpfeld in 189194 established the existence of nine superposed set tlements Who first believed the world round A S Copernicus 14731543 who estab lished the fact that the earth re volved around the sun in place of the belief that the sun moved around the earth which was the view held by the early astrono mers Who wrote Ill Take You Home E A Westendorf of Again Kathleen Thomas Paine Virginia What were Colonial recreations i K A recently published diary of Fanny Shippen A Revolutionary Child says Concerts balls as semblies cards teas whist music singing playing the harp viol parties playing chess and sleighing How many banks failed in U S that carried depositors insurance C G Since the federal deposit insur ance corporation was set up 33 in sured banks have failed Total de posits were about Four were national banks When did Nat C Goodwin make his debut M G With Stuart Robson at Boston n 1874 in Law in New York Plan Your Garden Successful gardeners do Hot wait in til actual planting time to perfect heir plans Have everything ready vhen the time comes to begin work Write today for a fine package that rives complete instructions about Vegetable Gardens Annual Flower ug Plants Small Fruits Mush oom Culture and Control of Weeds All for 25 cents in coin including Jostage Use coupon The Mason city GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 25 cents in coin care fully wrapped for tie Garden Package Name Street City Stats Mail to Washington D C ii ill i1 I I HS I 1
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!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 145+ 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.
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!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"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.