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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1940, Cedar Rapids, IowaIowa w eath e a partly Cloudy sunday and Day cooler sunday. Ltd n r i i o w a i n t e r e s t s f i r s t City final 8 cents in City. 10 cents on trains. V o la m e 58 n u m b e r 82. C e d a r a p id Sto w aus n d am a r c h 31, 1940. Associated press United press in t e r n a t to n a l new3 current comment by Verne Marshall. I t has been More than 40 years since i made the first trip to Urbana that 1 can remember. 1 had been there earlier but the impressions of infancy d in it Reg ister. One week ago on easter sunday anniversary of the resurrection Day one Urbana Urcla Tive whose tenderness and Lov contributed much to m y child hoods happiness was buried in that Hilltop cemetery near the lit tie Benton county town a cold and blustering North wind could not affect the warmth of memories that flooded bad through years Long gone. Few were the faces i could recall but there were some. Friends of the rela Tives whom we children visited in those Carefree Days Are almost All dead. Several of the few who Are left dared not face that cruel wind the dampness of Snow moistened Earth. Mourners who had come from far distances called on these aged Folk after the services. S sitting in the car Only a Block from the two cottages where so Many joyous vacation visits had broken the routine of Cedar rap ids school Days i saw a boy come hurtling out of the Home where my paternal grandparents had lived. He was on roller skates and came in my direction. A i there Young fellow i called. Do you live in that House he answered that he did i used to sleep in that West bedroom. I told him he gave me a queer glance no doubt a nervous one. Yes. T went on t had a lot of fun in that Little House. My grand father lived there a Long time apparently less sceptical the youngster nodded and skated away. W ill he come Back tour Bana 40 years from now and see some other boy playing in that Yard or skating on that sidewalk1 do other children visit there now and will their own children one Day be visiting their grandparents in the Corner cottage a w hat will their lives be like their country their government9 g r a n d f a t h e r Marshall was a Wise Man. He was a shoe maker who worked with a diction Ary and an encyclopedia close at hand his curiosity about his world never was satisfied nor his love of Tho English language he had enlisted at Abraham lincolns Call when he was a Young married Man just getting started in Busi Ness at Shellsburg he began All Over again when mustered out of service. After three children my father and his two Sisters had arrived Grandfather moved with wife and daughters to Urbana. It was one of the daughters for whom final services were held last sunday. Aunt Ella Haines sleeps now beside her husband Thead and her father and Mother my grandparents. If cd metrics May a called Beautiful Urbana s surely qualifies for that rating. Its Breeze kissed and w h i s p e r i n g evergreens Overlook the Hole adjacent Countryside from the Hill which they Crown. The town is a few Hundred Yards away its old Frame churches Long s i n c c re placed by Brick structures. Believe child held captive inhere Smoot Board walks Lay h slabs of Cement now cover old paths to town. Some of the store buildings in which we scampered As youngsters still stand but not Many of them the one in which Uncle Thead ran the hardware and Windmill Fiu Dinoss is gone. Never As a child did i have More fun than on saturday nights in Urbana when we went Down to sit in front of that store to watch the crowds come in for their weekend shopping and Good wholesome fun. Urbana was six Miles from the Railroad then. The interurban line Between Cedar rapids and w Ater Loo pierced the town later. The natives expect cd the Railroad s arrival to be a stimulus and maybe it was for a while. Paved roads appeared and both Railroad and town suffered. People could ret to Cedar rapids Vinton and w a Ter Loo so easily. Saturday nights still Are Busy though in Urbana. But the old Glamour has gone with the horses and buggies that once lined main Street at Busy hours and to which certain politicians now refer with sneers. Pea c e be unto you Christ f had said centuries ago after his immortality had been so convincingly demonstrated that his faithful disciples were overcome with Awe. And when he had so said he showed unto them his hands and his Side then were the disciples glad when they saw the lord. How urgently that peace which Christ suffered Cal vary to give us is needed today. And How stubbornly and dangerously we resist its acceptance. My Grandfather knew such peace. His Bible Lay on the Small stand in the parlor of that tiny cottage. He read from it every Day. He said Grace at every meal. He found Rich satisfaction in his Church where he Sang in the choir until came the stroke that rendered him helpless throughout his later years. Remembering him. Last sunday As i surveyed that quiet Village Street on which he had lived in that Humble Home there came a feeling of gratitude and frustration. I sensed some How my debt to him and realized that much of it is unpaid. S o much of the Tranquillity of grandfathers time seems gone. But perhaps it remains for those of his character and Faith. I f so the fault is in us who find no peace. It could not in fact be otherwise. Grandfather would be tranquil were he Here today. His conviction As to the ultimate rightness of things would have Turkey opens Dardanelles to ally ships reported action would help Block German Black sea Supply line from reds. Pioneer is so Spry for age that she had to produce written proof of 98 birthdays Bucharest Rumania a Turkey was represented in unusually Well informed Balkan Diplo Matic quarters saturday night As having agreed to permit passage of British and French warships through the Dardanelles to choke off German yes Supply line from Russia in the Black sen. The newspaper be moment regarded As close to the French embassy Here reported moreover that Turkey had agreed to place her naval bases at Trebizond Sam Sun and sin Ope at the allies disposal for use As contraband control bases official circles in London pro fussed no knowledge of the pro posed agreement with Turkey it was said however that if it is True it w ill be a Strong boost to the Allied diplomatic offensive in the Balkans and an important Aid to tightening the Allied blockade of Germany contrary to convention. Informants Here reported the turkish decision was reached at a British French turkish military conference a few Days ago at Aleppo although such action is contrary to the Montr Cux convention of 1930 to which Turkey was a parly. This convention stipulated that the Dardanelles would be closed to warships of belligerent nations except when they were serving under league of nations mandate or helping a victim of aggression under a Mutual assistance pact concluded within the framework of the league to w hich Turkey was a party. A Way for Turkey to get around this How Etc was explained by Deputy Petko Stainoff of the for eign affairs committee of the bul Garian chamber of deputies who told the Sofia newspaper Slovon that Turkey would let herself be forced to fail to prevent British warships from crossing the strategic Dardanelle Straits. Could file protest. Turkey might satisfy formalities other persons indicated by voicing a protest against passage of the Allied warships and having this protest duly filed in the archives of the league of nations. If the Black sea blockade be comes a reality diplomats Here predicted. Russia s non German Trade will be scrupulously respected. For months the allies tried vainly and at a tremendous Cost in men to Force their Way through the Dardanelles to get at the enemy during the world War when Turkey was fighting on the Side of Germany now Turkey is non belligerent ally of the West Ern Powers to whom she is linked by a Mutual assistance pact pm cd continued on Pace 2, this sect wage boosts for 4 building trades in effect monday Cedar Nap old new members of four of the local building crafts will Start to work monday at increased wage Scales while seven continue on the same basis that was in effect last year bricklayers plumbers and lumber teamsters have not reached agree ments. And a strike was threat ened by the last for monday unless an Arend wore in effect by sunday night contractors and business agents when called saturday afternoon gave the following report on wage Scales building labourer who were promised a raise a year ago when they wore paid f 21 a cents an hour will receive 70 an hour starting monday they had asked for 75 cents an hour Iron workers who last Vrr received si.30 an hour settled on a scale of is .17 although they had asked for is r 0. Electricians will receive $1.10 an hour paid is 2u an hour last year they had asked originally for $1.3 an hour in 1010 building teamsters were granted a Basic wage in crease of $2 a week from s2fi to s2fl. And an increase from in to 72 r cents an hour for Voi Kors on broken time ordinal v teamsters received a Haic rate Advance from to to 12 cents an hour Ein Plovc in the last two Fields were Given new stipulation that working time i to he Robin cd when Liev Are told to report to work even though weather mat prevent actual labor that in kor to to lire v. Eek of set v i of during one or Moie or with an employer m ice two i rafts Enn tics the worker to on weeks vacation with Pav unless a agreement i rear lied by sunday night lumber teat continued on Page 2, this scat mrs. Mary Sheridan reads baptismal record proof of her 98 birthdays by Bob Estabrook. Otic the photo. Highway cleared near Springville after nine hours Cedar r a id s new after wrecking c r e w s had worked for nearly nine hours Highway no. 151 South of Spring Villa blocked Early saturday by collision bet Cen a Milwaukee Gas electric passenger train and a Semi trailer truck was cleared at 4 . Saturday of the four persons injured in the crash at 7 18 ., two remained in St. Lukeus Hospital in fairly Good condition saturday evening. They were Lonnie Nall Macon mo., and Charles Frodo Burg 3of Buffalo both truck ers. Nall suffered lacerations on his forehead the Back of his neck the Chest and severe gashes on his left hand and ankle. Freden Burg received a bump on the head. The other two injured persons Robert Strayor. Marion train Engineer and Frank Lafferty also of Marion conductor received medical attention but were not sent to he Hospital. Been Uva Cring even when he observed the distances we have travelled from the bed Rock fundamentals of his Active years. Renan wrote that All history is a incomprehensible without does that explain the Tranquillity of men who know the real mean ing of Calvary docs it explain Why the action of ruthless men the world Over is our understanding is it because of this wholesale Defiance of christs Effort to give peace to the world that we arc baffled failing to comprehend the history that is being written on our front pages every Day is our bewilderment attributable to our refusal to see his hands and his Side grand father if he were Here would say that it is. And would be right. Sheds so Alert and Active that her friends would t believe Shell be 98 years old next Friday. But Spry mrs. Mary Sheridan 723 eighth Avenue so had an answer to that one too. She wrote to the Church of the sacred heart in Trenton n. J., and now proudly displays a transcript of her baptismal record stating she was born april 5, 1842. She came to Iowa 75 years ago has watched most of its history happen. One of her fondest memories is a glimpse of president elect Abe Lincoln in Trenton on his Way to Washington to be inaugurated Early in 1861 he was Odd looking and had Long hair. But there was something grand about him mrs. Sheridan recalls candles lighted for Lincoln. They drove through the City in a two seated Carriage drawn by a team of four White horses. The boys were in the front seat and or. Lincoln and his wife were in Back. They stopped in Trenton for dinner and almost every House in town celebrated the occasion wait i a Candle lighted in Tho front window. It was Early in 1865before the civil War was actually Over that mrs. Sheridan came to Iowa with her Uncle and his family. Uncle promised to take me Back in two years if i did t like it she laughs. And .1 did not like it at first but he would t keep his Promise neighbors met the Jerky train at Iowa City with wagons to take the pioneers to their new log farm House in Iowa county near what was then called Liberty. Long Way to Church. Those were the Days of real religion the genial lady asserts. Her family had to drive 10 Miles to Church. They d leave at Sunrise with a horse and buggy and would never get Back until Sunset. They would t cat either except what food they might buy at a Small store in the Vicinity. A la major food items were bought it the Railhead. Iona f us and adds mrs. Sheridan there was in such thing a a Uchwat pioneers had to drive around Ponds and Ford crocks and n v n s at Iowa cily an old covered Bridge spanned the Iowa River whenever a Wagon Driver had a heavy Load there was considerable speculation As to whether the Bridge would hold and Many persons Choc to Ford the Stream. Gazette Reader 30 years. Seventy three Vears ago mrs Sheridan hoi n Maiv Ann Devine was married to James Sheridan who had come to Low a from i native Ireland. Or Sheridan died in 1807 or and or Sheet Dan had seven daughters one of whom is living she is mrs will Iam Burke of sixth Street Road so the elderly lady a one grand son patrolman Carl Burke of 200 sixth Street so. And five granddaughters mrs Henry a nausea. 723 eighth Avenue so with whom she makes her Home. Miss Leona Burke. Sixth Street Road so mrs Frank Petras 213 k Avenue Owr and Ella Mae and Madeline Lawler of san Francisco. A broken hip a year ago slowed mrs Sheridan Down hut not much she s Well now and is counting on resuming her weekly trips o the movies she likes comedies Best and jaunts about the Countryside with mrs. Yanausch. During her illness secs relied More than Ever on her radio and Reading to keep her occupied Sheds Well posted on world events and has been a Reader of the Gazette since More than 30 Vears ago when her family subscribed while still living near Parnell. Mrs Sheridan moved to Cedar rapids in 1918. Flowers arc Spring Toner. Flowers he soil and the out of door mrs Yanausch says Are. Like a Spring tonic to mrs Sheridan. She does she also loves to Cook and wields a mean hand around the Kitchen and she loves to travel she s been to both coasts and several years ago she and mrs. Yanausch visited her sister in Trenton. The 98th birthday Celebration next Friday will be a quiet family affair. But wait mrs. Sheridan warns until her 100th Mason City Man Jack Young buys Belden Hill store c f d i r rapid news the Belden h ill retail Cigar store has been sold to Jack e Young of Mason City Robert p. Bell present owner announced saturday night. Or. Bell w ill re Tain the wholesale end of the business. Or. Young has been in the same business in Mason City the last three years and w ill operate the same Type of establishment which Belden Hill began under his name in .183 and operated until his death in 1934, and continued since that time by or. Bell. The building is owned by the Martin building company who will Transfer the lease to the new ten ant. Or. Young w ill change the name of the business As a stipulation in the transaction forbids the use of the present name. Trainmen. K filled. Tampa Fla. A two trainmen were killed saturday and a third injured by explosion of the boiler of a Seaboard freight train locomotive a t Hoyt Fla. Nazi White Book seen As reprisal for plane sales Washington in s High administration officials saturday night expressed belief German government White Book charges that the Roosevelt administration incited Poland to resist and the allies to attack Germany constituted reprisal by the Reich for re lease of restricted american army planes to the allies. They said the administration will not yield to such intimidation rep. Fish in. A saturday night declared the German White Book proves my Contention that the War hysteria in the United states emanated directly from the White House. In a radio broadcast. Fish ranking Republican member of the Home foreign affair com Mittee mid he will introduce an impeachment Resolution against William c. Bill let american amb Aamador to France should his propose investigation of the White Book confirm its charges against to envoy. Fish added if president Roose velt has entered into secret under standings or commitments with foreign governments to involve us in War he too should be in a cached on the other Side of the Capi Tol senator Holt d. W. Va., at tacked bullitt and James ii. R. Cromwell american minister to Canada whose pro Allied speech at Toronto has been repudiated by Secretary of state Hull. Holt said there was no laugh ing matter in the stories afloat about our diplomats talking about the european conflict As our War. A demand for a Senate investigation of the White Book was made saturday night by sen Robert r. Reynolds in. C., in a state ment insisting that bullitt and undersecretary of state Sumner Welles who recently returned from a fact finding Mission to Europe be invited before a Senate committee probably the foreign relations committee to Tell what they Mercury hits new High for year 76 Cedar rapid new from Winter Over fonts to shirt sleeves the same week was the Weatherman s verdict for Cedar rapids saturday As the Mercury touched a 1940 High of 70 degrees at 2 30 and indications were the temperature would remain mild and Balmy sunday. The thermometer had dipped to a Low of 3 Early easter morning. After a Sunset in which Clouds were illuminated to resemble Cream puffs the temperature Sank slowly to 5fi at 9 And at 11 it had gone Down to 52, according to Chambers Ink cup company read Ings. Cedar rapids record on tax collection is outstanding in . O d a r k in id re. Ranking eighth i big i in relies of to in in 000 population. � rapids had a notably Lov lax Rieling quench for 1030 Vav Lien the average Nui Mcpip ii tax delinquency was less than it had been in a decade i tin. Count a this is Levea Lerl in the annual Surv re on ii cum pal tax Delin quent Jcj Al up to Date v of Graf i ticnr1- Fri us Rili to r Munici pal i Vire department of Dun to Biad Street i i tear. Tor the fir time n nine . The median .c.if, mate editor of the Peoria St a i smiles at. Finders. Helen Louise was asleep in a my me in an unused pig lot on a farm a Harn to As Only 300 Yards from the Ravine when awakened the girl smiled Ai the three men and started talk ing to them but disclosed Little about her adventure she thought she had been gone from Home Only since Friday Morse said a h o ital Hen feed in g you m orse grandma a a the child an swered simply sheriff Robert Cook said he would question the Cir los grand Mother. Mrs. W Illiam client Wotli. Concerning her knowledge of Hie Childs disappearance. had plodded through tangled Inri Orru a eroded rav in e s and an abandoned Coal mine during Tho 40-hour search they were about to abandon the Hunt because the girl s parents had sex press re n belief that she would i t be f. I p r i within Miles of i Al r father Gate Hope. W h e n w e r e t o o h o t t o c a r new e l l f in d o u t s t a t o f f a r be y finnish minister to a s. Marries Fairfax a. Ins a quiet ceremony at the Home of r. Wal ton Moore Counselor of the state department saturday United in marriage the finnish minister to Washington Hjalmar Procope and miss Margaret Shaw daughter of James Edward Shaw of York Shire England. sunday Index s in t Ion 1 run stories past i Loral and news paper 2. Sheik n f Arah. P a to x retired Ramon True. Pace i year around Cirrus Pace x f old Ituria is. Pae it. Harry Llod a r Tir or. W a Lorr w in r lir l los to Tim n in Var Abo. T car Urt form it Tapp Enrri w Fyk april Rnell her. P a or s in r 1am a pack k. M x t to n 2. R a id or Barbell. Past i. V. M. A. Us Lanm it. 2. V a Kytha la Par R Itilda inc news Par 4. H a econ tall past Sprinc prom in Holl Irinod. P. It i. Want and Par Row and Arrow h untre. P a the h., Section s. O of t h f r Ford Pace 1. Around the t a p a a 2. Fun it and Sie la a re .1. And a Lar Winner ads. Pares 4 and 5. Forecast or event., Pace i. Social news Parr and a. Section 4. W Omen a Cottril Pace 1. M Arlon new. ? i t 2, farm new Page x state news Pace f in Ancia l news pare s. At the Tea tort pare 6. Kili Reinat. B ii e to k r k t i m m f. Or aut incr Brunsm Back. The presidential Campaign got a Good Start in Maine where the local Democrat gave j in Farley a vote of Confidence just below the Point. Some folks think Tim is run Ning interference for Franklin a. But Tim says he feels tie same Way about campaigns that a Cowboy docs about a. Lariat. If he can make one for another fellow he can swing one for himself. On the other hand the experts say Jim is just live bait. Well we will know by next july when it will be so hot we wont care p. hold those political conventions in summer he cause they know people dont think fast in hot weather. British aviation Plant faces strike London u p the sunday. Dispatch said sunday that a Striko of 7,000 workers in the huge Vick ers aviation ltd., Plant at Brook lands was threatened for monday. Weekly forecast her f i the pm Matt Chenoweth a and a labourer aban d i cd Hope v. Ben m minute search i no o than 100 acc enrollees spiced Fatih so o or two Miles ill ?s1 Rii Crons failed to reveal a to i e of ii Gnu thru had probed e i v old m tie opening Gully and Tig p be open Well and Cistern in the or i Hormond there e be Hunting any fur tie Chenoweth told the can hers attn 3fi hours. She must have been picked up by someone Cook told Poss men at that Lime to keep right on Hunt ing he had said he was mystified by the apparent Lack of clues or motives for the g girls disappear a Nee. Chicago a w Eather out look for the week beginning Day upper Mississippi Valley generally fair with temperature above Normal except a in and \ near Normal temperature Thun Day or Friday. A is
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