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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 3, 1933, Mason City, Iowa TWO MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE OCTOBER 3 1933 WEDDING BIRTH TOTALS DECLINE Divorces b Iowa Decrease Also R L JMcClarens Report Shows By CARL KOTK United Press Correspondent DES MOINES Oct 3 UP Cupid and the stork both felt the depression in Iowa during 1932 Their activities were greatly cur tailed R L McCIaren of the state bureau of vital statistics said A to tal of 39388 babies were born in jowa during 1932 10000 less than the predepresaion high of 49856 in 1925 and cupld scored only 8014 marriages in 1932 as compared with 14190 for 1931 and 22745 in 1922 The decrease of 6176 or 435 per cent in marriages was due partly to Hie marriage law requiring a 5 day advance notice McCIaren believed but the inability of prospective bridegrooms to dig up the requisite license and ministerial fees also was believed to have had some ef fect Divorces Show Decrease Until death do us part seems to been taken more seriously dur ing 1932 however with only 3354 divorces granted aa compared with 4117 divorces in 1931 and 21 an nullments compared with 27 for 1931 Reformers claimed the decrease in divorces was due to the 5 day marriage law Others claim that economic conditions have made go Ing home to mother less popular especially with the mothers lovas death rate for 1932 was 104 per 1000 population 05 less than the rate ol 109 for the whole of continental United States as giv en in a report from the bureau of census at Washington D C The total of Iowa deaths wag 25786 and the national total was 1304 Want Managed Currency Woodward and Rose Maintain Deflation Destroys Credit Money Making Drastic Efforts 109 Infant Mortality Drops Heart disease took the heaviest toll In Iowa with a total of 5181 deaths or a rate of 209 for each 100000 population the national rate being 2462 Cancers caused 3001 deaths a rate of 1211 the national rate being 1071 Iowas Infant mortality rate has diminished steadily from 548 a 1000 live births in 1930 to 479 in 1932 which still Is higher than the national rate of 429 for 1932 BOARD OF CONTRAL INSTITUTIONS CARE FOR 14781 IOWANS DES MOINES Oct 3 Ts2astltuUona under the board of con trol had a total population of 14781 on Sept 1 an increase of 462 over the same period in 1932 Board members said that while the figures change monthly there has been a general upward trend due to economic conditions which keep many in the institutions who might otherwise receive outside sup port The population by institutions was 1932 Glenwood School1622 Toledo Juvenile Home 301 Davenport Home707 Rockwell City Womens Reformatory 94 Woodward Hospital995 Mt Pleasant Hospital 1546 Cherokee Hospital1545 Independence Hospital 1544 Clarlnda Hospital 1596 Oakdale Sanitarium352 Marshalltown Home 405 Eldora Training School 548 Ft Madison Peniten tiary1449 Anamosa Reformatory 1438 MitcheUville Training School 177 1933 1681 303 678 104 1143 1572 1656 1G48 1691 341 405 511 1496 1383 169 MAN Oh WUm These shoes are unusual for and not one bit of fit style or comfort is sacrificed for low price Try a convinced MillerJones Co jood Shoes for ALL the Familv 19 SO FEDERATE AVE W F 0UDER Mgr INFLATION by Donald B Woodward economic research con sultant and Marc A Rose editor of the Business Week That the United States should meet the present economic situa tion with a controlled inflation and emerge from the depression with a managed currency is the view giv en by these two well known finan cial authorities in this 153 page book Rigid systems are passe in the modern economy and will only result in future business debacles they maintain throwing overboard the maxims of Adam Smith and arguing the cause of manipulated money Giving over most of the space in the book to a review of the in flation episodes of the past most of which ended disastrously they admit when they come to present their own solution of the present problem that choosing inflation is but the selection of one of two evils although undoubtedly the lesser evil of the two Can Be Controlled It is their firm conviction how ever that it can be controlled that it Is possible to effect the same sort of inflation technlc today that was used in the time of the World war when higher prices and greatly ac celerated business was brought about by huge bond issues that greatly Increased the volume and velocity of money Contrary to prevalent opinions our experience with greenbacks in the Civil war was not disastrous they contend arguing that most of our troubles with inflations have been due to our failure to manage subsequent deflations They are firmly convinced that in an infla tion planned in advance the con trols could be planned simultane eously while admittingthat it would require stern self discipline but with the alternative clearly recognized as ruin it should be pos sible to halt this side of danger Frances stabilization of the franc at a new level is cited as a demon stration that inflation can be check ed without the complete wreckage that occurred in Germany Are Less Specific As the methods of bringing about Inflation the authors appear tobe less specific They admit that most of the proposals for decreasing the value of money that is raising prices will not work and point out that most of them would fail In one essential of creating velocity That they contend is the fallacy of bi metallism of devaluating the dol lar of federal reserve open market operations and other such plans Their solution Is to put money in the hands of people who will spend It and thus start the wheels of busi ess in other words vast govern mental appropriations paid out in new paper or bank deposit money to people put at work This they con tend must be done even though it throws the budget hopelessly out of balance At the end of the process they suggest It may be desirable to sta bilize the dollar at a new weight of gold in order to avoid a new defla tion For Managed Money Their view of managed money is succinctly set forth in the following paragraph The money system is man made It can be man controlled We have let the machine become our master not our slave If we escape from Its toils this time we are idiots in deed if we go back Into bondage Once we readjust the price level to that of the debts which exist we should never return to the rigid gold standard that served a simpler world well enough but Is death and de struction to the modern economy We should stabilize with a managed currency Money can be manipulated to steady the price level Rose and Woodward explain that this complete departure from the theories of Adam Smith is neces sary in the new economy Smth con tended the money system had its own automatic corrective in that when prices went down there was created an Incentive for those with money to buy That theory worked in a day when all money bore the kings stamp but foils in a system In which money Is chiefly in the form of credit they contend The amount money remained the same through deflation in Smiths day whereas now lowering prices means wholesale destruction of money depleting purchasing power leaving nothing to start the recup erative movement That is why they argue that some artificial means must be used to start the spiral upward The 192933 deflation destroyed 18 bil lions of dollars in banlc credit or money In other depressions of the past half century when money credit was small compared to the present fortuitous circumstances such aa the discovery of gold brought about a reversal No such developments have shown up in this depression making government act ion imperative Is Radical Departure It might be said in passing this is a radical departure from much of the material produced by finan cial writers especially in conserva tive publications who still cling to the traditional view of money who regard periods of prosperity and de pressions as caused by inexoriblc forces great tidal movements in which man may create waves and ripples but which neverthelens move on unmolested It is the view of this school of financial thought which includes much of the en trenched capital of this country that the low point of the depression was reached In July 1932 that since then forces for recovery have been at work and that it will continue at a given rate despite anything man can do to rush or delay It It is the contention of this group that we are now suffering from a re lapse because we attempted to hur ry recov y too fa t in early summer of 1933 The book contains some keen an alysis of the inflation efforts of the past 2000 years beginning with the experiments of the Romans and in cluding the escapades of John Law the South sea and Mississippi bub bles the financing of the Napoleonic wars the inflation history of the United States and Germanys his toric experience Others on Subject Primer of Money by the same authors also will be found interest ing taking up as it does the whole development of our money system Primer of Inflation by Earl Sparling the man who wrote Mys tery Men of Wall Street and Krue gers Dollar Bubble also giVes a history of various attempts at inflation in the past All of these inflation efforts ended up disas trously he says maintaining how ever that the United States ap pears to be going headon for infla tion Mr Sparling devotes much of his book to explaining that takes place during an Inflation process and tells what the ordinary citizen can do to protect himself Des Moines Schools Accept Los Angeles Home From Smouses DES MOINES Oct 3 Moines schools have accepted the gift of the Los Angeles home of Dr and Mrs Davis W Srnouse who several years ago provided 5333000 for the erection of Smouse oppor tunity school for crippled and han dlcapped children here The Cali fornia home becomes the property of the school system here upon the death of the Smouses A small town is the place where the population doesnt run to covet every time an auto tire blows out Constitution IOWA TO IB 11 GARS OF PORK North Iowa Points to Which Shipments will be Made Are Announced DES MOINES Oct 3 or thu distribution of nearly 11 arloads of pork to Iowa needy vere being completed today under he direction of E H Mulock chairman of the state emergency committee Orders for the meat 320000 pounds of that produced through he slaughter of pigs under the agricultural adjustment program were placed with federal authori ties recently and Iowa is expected 10 receive itsconsignment within a week The meat will be shipped to 10 Iowa points and from these points will be distributed to the counties the committee announced distribution being based on the lat est reports as to the number of persons in need of relief investigated families found to be in need of relief will receive meat through the emergency relief or ganizatlon in the county Mulock said Two carloads will be sent to Des Moines 20000 pounds to Mason City and one carload of 30000 pounds of the meat to each of the other points The points to which North Iowa shipments will be made and the counties receiving their supplies from each were announced as fol lows Mason Cerro Gordo Floyd Franklin Hardin Wlnne bago Worth a m a k e e Black Hawk Bremer Buchanan Chlcka saw Clayton Delaware Dubuque Fayette Grundy Howard Mitchell Winneshiek Storm Vista Cat hqun Clay Dickinson Emmet Hancock Humboldt Kossuth Lyon OBrien Osceola Palo Alto Poca hontaa Sac Sioux Webster Wright ACCUSED IN HOAX The Federal Radio commis sion plans to malte u thorough investigation of a faked radio news broadcast of y pitched battle between Indiana state police and escaped convicts of the Indiana state penitentiary by station WIND Gary Ind Stevo Trumbull ubove Is one of five nttnches of the station who have been arrested and charged with perpetrating the hoax Guests From Cuniln COR WI T H Mr and Mrs Charles Dawson former residents of Convith Mr and Mrs Willian Garman and two daughters o Frontier Saskr Canada arrived Sunday for a visit with thel daughter and sister Mrs C E Gal loway and other relatives Attned Century of Progress LAKE at th Century of Progress this week ar Mr and Mrs Ed Haugland Roj Peterson Henry Hermanson Mr and Mrs Evan Christiansen Clar ence Charlson Oscar Brnckey MEET Keith V Mace Mason City Optometrist Has Devoted His Entire Life to Development of His Profession One who is skilled in or practices iptometry Websters definition of an optom itrist includes Keith V Mace prop erly enough hut it is by no means a strictly accurate description of he man Having chosen optometry as hia ifea work when he was still a com aratlve youngster Mr Mace prac ically exhausted the possibilities ol Aat profession In Moulton the town of hia birth and decided that to advance any farther he must ml to a larger city Hence his arrival in Mason City in 1925 After disposing of his business in Moulton he had taken special work and received his degree from the St Louis school of optometry and subsequently worked with an oculist in Chicago Early in 1925 he made a trip to Mason City in order to look over the prospects for a man in his profession establishing a business lere He was so favorably impressed that he brought his family from Chicago and settled here buying out the Smith Optical company Came Far Distance Even while he was in business in by Wright KEITH V MACE Moulton Mr Mace had customers who came from distant towns in order that ho might do their eye work and since he has become es tablished here he has developed a clientelle which includes men and women who live hundreds of miles from Mason City He Is the only man in Mason City whose sole means of livelihood is the practice of Ills try He is a specialist in every sense of the word At first acquaintance it would appear that he is a man without a hobby but a keen interest in human nature soon becomes apparent as does the desire to accomplish some thing material In life Mr Mace says that he derives the highest degree of satisfaction from having his work appreciated and the knowledge of a worthwhile job well done Born In Moulton Born Feb 10 1886 in Moulton Mr Mace spent his eatlvc childhood and youth there with the exception of two years when he attended the University of Iowa At the end of those two years the illness of his father Stuart Mace made it neces sary for him to take over his fath ers optometry and jewelry business with his brother Keith left the jewelry for his brother to handle and concentrated his own attention upon optometry Soon after that he married Nellie Montgomery a Moulton girl Julia 23 who waa graduated from the University of Iowa in 1931 and Robert 21 who received his degree last June from the Northern 111 I nols college of optometry complete the Mace family Robert has goa in with his father At present all the family is llv ing at 115 Seventh street north west Mr Mace Is a member of the Clear Lake country club and thi Voss 62 to Be Buried in Aplington ACKLEY Oct ser vices for Harry Voss 62 who died Sunday morning at the Deauoness lospital Marshalltown where he had been for some weeks for treat ment for stomach trouble will bf conducted at p m Wednesday at the Reform church north of Arlington by the Rev C Bode He s survived by his widow three daughters Mrs Mark Achterman of Clevea Edna and Mable and two sons James and Harry Jr at home hree brothers Henry Menno and Swyter of the vlcJnity of Kesley five alsters Etta Voss Mrs Will Beat of Aplington Mrs Otto Folkers of Bristow Mrs John Pe tera and Mrs Kate Ashingof Wells burg Attend Worlds Fair GRAFTON Mr and Mrs Adolph Shultz and sons Dean anil 3ugene left Saturday foChicago a attend the Worlds fair Mr and Mrs Clarence Beiderman have one to Chicago to attend the Worlds fair Roy Christians ana iis friend Dr Broucher of LeMars left Saturday evening for Chicago where they will attend the Worlds fair Attend Tarklo Session Rev W M McCracksn pastor of the local United Presbyterian church with one of his elders will Join Dr J B Pollock of Garner and Scott Pol lock in a trip to Tarklo Mo to at tend as delegates the Synod of Iowa which joins with the Synod of Missouri and Nebraska In an nual anniversary of Tarkio college Arrives From Boulder Ruth Hardin Boulder Colo arrived for an in definite visit with her sister Misa Francis Clark and Mrs Hardlns daughter Dorothy who teaches in the Clear Lake schools For the past year Mrs Karelin has been employed as matron of a girls sorority house Mason City American Legion golf club He is also president of the Northeast Iowa association of op tometrists and vice president of the Iowa State Association of optome trists garettes Of all the ways in which tobacco is used the cigarette is the mildest form YOU know ever since the Indians found out the pleasure of smoking tobacco there have been many ways of enjoying it But of all the ways in which tobacco is used the cigarette is the mildest form Another thing are about the most convenient smoke All you have to do is strike a match Everything that money can buy and everything that sci ence knows about is used to make Chesterfields The right homegrown with just enough aromatic Turkish are blended and crossblended the Chesterfield way Then the cigarettes are made wellfilled Chest erfield uses the right kind of pure cigarette paper There are other good ciga rettes of course but Chester field is the cigarette thats milder the cigarette that tastes better Chesterfields we ask you to try them LiGCtrr it Mvmi Co the cigarette thats MILDER the cigarette that TASTES BETTER I f ;