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TOR WAGNERi SOCIAL CURITY PLAN Solon Analyzes Old Age Which He Has Introduced SEN. ROBERT F. WAGNER economic security the most substantial evi- to date that our twin objectives and reform are fused in an unity of purpose and ac- the depression horror is fresh we are taking steps to its lingering aftermath and to its recurrence. recognizes, because of diver- problems in different1 each state should be free toI Unemployment insurance laws I State should be at liberty tol :his problem, or to put a more ] ive commonwealth at a corn-] disadvantage For this reason, I proposes a three per cent fed- ! tax, to be remitted to era- [ insofar as they contribute to] i sent insurance hinds under/ an added incentive, a federal [ aggregating $5,000,0fl0 for the year ending Juno 30, 1936, and for each succeeding year, is for allocation among states .m administering such unemploy- insurance as they may enact. age is a natural phenomenon upon mankind every- Therefore the bill treats this primarily on a national basis. Lp a federal system of compul- insurance, to which both and employe contribute, and Will provide at least the mini- for health and de- every worker who has 65 years of age. At the same measure is careful to make provisions for workers now so retirement age that they have no to insure themselves by their a federal subsidy of $50,- for the year ending June 30, and $125,090,000 for each succeed- ear, is provided to help states aged who can not be brought compulsory national plan. proposals are built on common sense. Unemployment insur- cheaper than relief because is superior to planless- m not a single dictate of bust- that has been neglected this legislation. In order not the unemployment three per cent tax will not -~ fully operative during the next unless the index of produc- reached 95 per cent of the The old-age pension tax With one per cent of payrolls mud scales up gradually to 5 in 1957. The federal appropri- Under the bill are similarly is no reason why the worker through no fault of his be more neglected than that is idle during the slack is no justification for giving nan who has grown old and tired performance of his life work consideration than a retired race legislation is not con- old-age pensions and unem- insurance. Federal subsidies per year are provid= Lies in caring for de- children in promoting mater- child welfare, in aiding the ed, and in advancing public Whilt most of this money is to among the states on a doi- dollar matching basis, there is flexibility to safeguard the localities which are unable to ;. LATVIA'S WOMEN'S DEFENSE SYSTEM H i iH Throughout the world women are taking a place in politics, economics and social welfare work. ]Jut here is a picture of women active in preparations for their country's defense. The photo shows Premier Karlis Ulmanis at Riga, Latvia, reviewing the Women's Committee of National Defense during a recent rally held in tim Capital City. The rally marked the Republic's 16th birthday. HOUR A DAY GIRL by NELLY GPAF |Jilt I)~ Ul~lf, e~ Fe.stt~re S~n~dl~ ~. .... f ,, _ %Vhen Kay Rhea's father su- perintendent of a coal mine, is badly injured in a cave-in, she feels that it devolves upon her to take over the support of the family. But Jimmy Craig, her fiance, is deeply hurt when she postpones their marriage and goes to the city, where a friend, Jane Blair, gets her a job as a stenographer in a broadcasting studio. Kay dislikes the two per- sons under whom she has to work ~Harold Blackmer, the produc- tion manager, and Theen~ Mor- ton, his secretary~but manages to get along with them. One Sat- urday morning, Jimmy suddenly turns up. CHAPTER V Jimmy was waiting for Kay at one. But somehow, the afternoon and eve- ning were not the same as those they had spent together in Pagosa. There were no delightful plans to be made-- for a church wedding, for their "dream" home. Of course, hand touched hand across the table as they dined that evening in a restaurant where Japanese lanterns flickered romantically. And they gazed deep into each other's eyes. But it was not the same as before. So, by and by, Kay found her hands lying list: less in her lap. And Jimmy's eyes were fixed on his plate, as if he didn't dare to raise them. "I like my work, Jimmy," Kay said. "I see so many im- portant people. Every one comes to MOX. Last week there was Sally Sun- deen, the movie star; and Vonberg, the explorer, with his trained dogs. They barked into the microphone just as if tlmy knew what they were doing And Jimmy, you've seen the paintings by Antes Gourand when Pagosa had an art exhibit at the library. He's one of Jane's best friends and awfully nice" Jimmy made no reply. Kay con- tinued nervously "And the folks in the office are grand Grace Elliott is my best chum. She's the girl y6u talked to first" "Who was the other girl--the one who showed me around the place?" "Oh, I was so excited I forgot to introduce you. That's Theena Morton. She's . . " "Darned good looking," Jimmy in- h=umu,?r,'""----- terposed, and added, as Kay looked UIlIUPlILE startled. "Like a movie vamp." Kay laughed. "Theena's not very popular with us girls at MOX." 'Oh, I get along with her," Kay re- l plied hastily. "She is Mr. Blackmer's "-------- [secretary. ILIe is mv boss. I have to I i t i o n of P.~...r=~;..a~ ! please Theena." " -- --'"s*'~-~*"~ " .... " ~" " -- " ' ":mm-" -aid -rave 'n~J R ....... "'~ ** I l~lzue alpxonlat, oz Y u t~ - .~ ,,'~*~_~VelZ S DleW l ly "You're picking up city ways fast." ~ell~ Set-up "I have to," Kay answered, equally ]grave. "But Jimmy, you haven't told Jan 21 * ..... !me about your plans." zx coautlon O[ ~ , , "'-- , 'I m enrolling at the Pharmacy Col- house democrats and re- lege on Monday--partly because I can use the knowledge in my work and )artly to be near you, Kay." I "That's sweet, Jimmy." [ He regarded her steadily "I hope~i won't be long until you can goi home. Dad needs me. Your folks need i recently challenged the s plan to pay 3,500,000 $50 a month and fought to a "prevailing union wage" re- -rot into the $4,880,000 work re- Proposed amendment endan- the president's entire new relief which is based on a "security that of private industry. Lens Has Have Rail Survey Made of Its Journey a!ng, N. y., Jan. 31.--A survey to which railroad between and Chicago has tunnels, bridges large enough to permit of the giant 200-inch tele- cast recently at the Corning Works will be started soon. lens, which weighs 20 tons, shipped on edge, 16 feet from bottom, and requires unusual of the railroads running to Los Angeles revealed to the shipment of the lens is to be mounted ~cope near Los Angeles. the glass works said the taken from its electric oven until next December. It prepared for shipment imme- after removal but after it California from three to four Will be required to grind the to the perfection requi~ed. of gaiety and self-assurance was gone. Her face looked pale and drawn, mak- ing her look more than her thlrty-two years. "My dear, it is not stllyI Love is the most sacred thing in the world. Young love! You ask me what to do. Kay, if you love Jimmy~if you love him--go back to Pagosa. Love is every- thing. More than money, succe~-- more even than your family. Don't wait Time is like a gold miner's pan that is being shaken; a pan that sifts, sifts--takes all the gold. Kay, I know!" Jane, to whom tears seemed foreign, was crying. Later, after Jane had gone, Kay cried, too, as she slipped out of the room and went downstairs again. She'd call Jimmy--tell him she would go back. She dialed his number Jimmy would be surprised--happy. Of course, things could not be ex- actly as they had planned. Even Jane had agreed it would be cheaper if the family all lived together No, things would not be as they had planned. Ttfings-- ~hrubbery. A sunset of gold and r~e. "Kay, you're getting thin," Jimmy said anxiously "And I don't like that worry wrinkle in your forehead Honey, why don't you-drop all this? Let's go back to Pagosa. Why should we throw our happiness away like this?" "We're not throwing it away, Jim- my. We're just postponing it." "Until when!" Jimmy said bitterly "Kay--say you'll quit and come home with me!" He caught her in his arms. She trembled. Her whole being ached to say yes. She had had an exhausting day. Steady pounding on typewriter keys had brought a sharp ache up and down her spine. Copying small figures that danced before her eyes had made her head feel dull and heavy. Her lips almost formed the word. "Yes." But her mind flashed back to Pagosa and she was bending over a hospital bed, looking into her father's harassed eyes, which said so plainly, "Kay--Kay, what will become of us flOW?" CHAPTER VI i I Slowly, very slowly, Kay withdrew tunity. He won't live on my money, al- from Jimmy's arms i' though I'd be glad to go on working." i "I can't go back," she said sadly. I But Grace was happy. Perhaps wom- f "Until Daddy gets well, I must go on[ en could play a waiting game better here Can't you understand?" than men. They were more patient "I guess so," Jimmy replied grimly. Grace would go on waiting, hoping,. "You like your work. You see import- and loving. But Jimmy . . . ant people. You want to make money. Kay stifled a sob. Grace turned to I don't matter. You can't trust me to regard her. help your folks. You'd rather do it "Home early, Kay? Sit down and yourself. All right, Kay. We won't chat for a while." talk about it. Come on, I'll take you "No thanks." Kay forced her voice home. And I won't bother you again." to be casual "I'm terribly tired." "Jimmy!" There was panic in Kay's I She hurried to her room and drop- tone. "You don't mean you won't see i pod on the bed. She had to think me an}' more?" things out, even if her head did ache "Oh, I'll see you," Jimmy replied and her eyes burn. The day had been LAND RETIREMENT, CHEAP POWER ARE ON PROJECT LIST Rural Electrification~ and Va- cating of Farms Being Studied by AAA Washington. ~ Electrification of 2~ million farms as part of the govern- ment work relief program and acqui- sition of 75 million acres of land to relieve the surplus problem are two ambitious projects under considera- tion here. The land retirement program, which would take out of production an area almost equal to the states of Missouri 'and Illinois, has been recommended in And Kay was back again bending over that hospital bed where, through an agony of pain, her father had a report of the land planning commit- thoughtmy family?" only of "what will become of tee of the national resources board. There was a click at the other end This vast area, including 450,000 of the line Jimmy's voice, "Hello, ifarms, of which 20 million acres is hello---" ; used for crops, 35 million acres is pus- With a convulsive sob, Kay hung!ture, and the remaining 20 million up. She must go on with her work acres is wooded and waste lands, She couldn't marry Jimmy now. Noth- would be removed from cultivation in ing he said mattered. Jane could not!an effort to bring a balanced produc- I help. Somewhere Kay had read that, I tmn and to conserve the agricultural in all the big decisions of life, one resources for the use of future goner- stands alone---so absolutely alone, ations Tim largest amount, or 26 mll- Alone! lion acres, would be in the western :. * Kay crept to her room Snapping off great plains, and the second largest, HOUSE CLERK I the light, she sat down, head resting or 10 million acres, in the southeastern on the sill of the window, l hill country. The total value of pro- ":* ............................................. :" The voices of Grace and Ned float- I duction on these farms was estimated ed up to her. A car passed. [m 1929 at 203 million dollars. Alone[ [ A 15-Year Program Kay sat there until all the little eve- The acquisition of poor or sub-mar- sing sounds had been swallowed in ginal lands, which started with the the hush of midnight. At last, she Roosevelt administration, has prog- wearily went to bed. ressed to the point where nearly 10 rallies acres has been bought, or are (To be continued) under option The report made public last week recommends that the pro- gram be continued fifteen years, or at BANCO PRES]OENT-therate of 5 mitlion acres a year. The average price is estimated to be $9 an acre, which yould require an annual FREED OF CHARGEi lionUtlaYdollars.bY the government of 45 roll- In earlier reports, Secretary Wallace has pointed to the fact that in carry- ing out the present program for a bal- J. Cameron Thompson on Trial, anced agriculture, the outright pur- chase of submarginal lands, and re- for Alleged Larceny in moving them from cultivation would Stock Sales be less expensive in the end than cash benefits or rental payments to farmers as an inducement to them to reduce Moorhead, Minn.. January 31. ~ their acreage ]'he jury acquitted J. Cameron Them- "The primary aims of the submar- ~on. Northwest Bancorporation presi- dent, of second degree grand larceny ! ginal land program are to rehabilitate .barges today. The state announced the socially backward residents of Walter S. Martin it would go ahead with the trial or problem areas, and to put the land to Fessenden, who was elected chief i the fifteen other officers indicted on the best use," the report suggests as a representatives I :'hargesl of fraudulent stock sales, government policy clerk of the house of of the Twenty-fourth North Dakota, "The process of removing settlers legislative assembly. Mr Martin[BAN0]TS LOOT from a problem area," the report con. served two years ago as first assistant tinues later, "should not be pushed ~o chief clerk, rapidly as to compel the making of I inadequate plans for resettlement. , Success of the program does not re- U S MAlL TRUCK quiresettlers.,,the immediate removal of all | | ', Against Rush from Cities Daring Raid Staged at Fall t River, Mass.; Escape With $129,000 in Cash Fall River, Mass., Jan. 31.--Machine gun bandits hijacked a U. S. mall truck, kidnaped the driver and es- caped with an estimated one hundred twenty-nine thousand in currency. A part of the loot was for payrolls of IThe planning committee recom- , mended that in the resettlement of farm lands the government not at- tempt to remove a substantial number )f unemployed persons from indus- trial areas, which was attempted in the eastern coal mining areas with little success, and concluded that "the problem in industrial employment be solved in other ways than by trying to make farmers out of urban unem- ployed." The farm electrification program is the Fall River mills. ,being studied by several groups of ]technicians as part of the President's 14-billion-dollar work relief program. ou." Kay did not answer, and thet painful subject was not pursued Nori was it mentioned during the evening. After Jimmy's coming, Kay foundT life as an eight-hour-a-day girl flow- ing along swiftly if not smoothly Bic- kering, jealousy, loyalty, treachery, love and hate went parading through the offices of MOX just as they march through all offices. [ But Jimmy was always waiting for !Kay at five, and the troubles of the day were forgotten. She told Jimmy that her work was getting heavier and heavier since Theena was spending all her time croo~fing over the radio or i practicing. "But Theena does have a good voice for a crooner," said Jimmy "Sort of gets you going, esoeciallv with that, 'Look down, look down, the lonesome road' thing." "Yes. but she shouldn't insist on keeping two jobs. Why, I have prac- tically all the work now in our de- partment. It's too much." "Why don't you talk to Mr. Black- met?" Jimmy suggested. Kay shrugged. She couldn'l very well tell Jimmy how studiously she avoided interviews with Harold Black- tersely. Kay took a few steps away. "Take me home, Jimmy. I--I . " Black spots spun before her eyes. She stmnbled. Jimmy made no motion to assist her. Jimmy, who had always been so considerate! Tears stung Kay's eyes on the home- ward trip, spilling over at Jimmy's curt, "Goodbye, see you one of these days." Grace and her Ned, the pale-faced author, were sitting on the boarding- house porch, holding hands Ned sel- dom had any money to go places, and he wouldn't allow Grace to use hers. Poor Ned. He missed his meals fre- quently and never quite got caught up on his room rent. But Grace loved him. "We're engaged." she had confided to Kay. "But, of course, we can't get married until Ned gets his big oppor- I cruel, exhausing~but nothing like this I new and vital hurt. She longed to go downstairsand tFrank Fiske Seeking telephone Jimmy as soon as he had1 had time to get home. But thatwould Minneapolis Studio only mean the argument would start i F.B. Fiske of Fort Yates was in the nil over again. Suddenly, like light in inky dark- i city Tuesday on his way to Minneapo- ness, she thought of Jane. Jane was ! lis, where he plans to move his photo- wise. She would know what to do. graph studios as soon as he can find a Kay ran downstairs and dropped a suitable location. Mr. Fiske has also nickle in the telephone slot. She got prepared a lecture on noted hldians Jane and asked her to come out to see and frontier history whici~ he has been her. booked to deliver before a number of Half an hour later, she was pouring clubs and civic organizations in the out her story to Jane, telling her how Twin Cities. Mr. Fiske has one of tim The plan of procedure wilt be report- ed in about thirty days. As a Self-Liquidating Project ] Rural electrification has been in- :eluded among the self-liquidating projects for which government money will be lent. Government planners do not expect the program to be carrled out in a few years, possibly extending over ten to twenty-five years. The development of this outlet for the use of a part of the great surplus of pow- er, which the government will help to develop with its own hydro-electrical This evening, she and Jimmy were in a secluded nook in one of the big parks. Sunset mantled the flowers and American representatives; Sr. John Simon, and His Excellency, Matsudaira, Japanese ambammdor. unreasonable Jimmy was. During her]largest collections of original Indian projects, is considered one of ~r,e ma- " he countr for which he ]or objectives of the expanded new pmtures m t Y' deal program recital, Jane sat quietly, her face turn- [ hopes to find a ready market m the Co o erati " " ed away. ~ .... ~ - p on vetween the govern "Please, Jane," Kay begged "I know I c~tms Hm many frmnds through the ...... - , ..... : men~ w~m z~s own hydro-electrlc reservation country WiLt wisn nnn SLlC- -'-n" ..... " this all sounds silly to you, but to me I cess in h's o "-- ' antes' i " " new field f endeavor pm ~s ann private operaung corn --to me . " - ~ "li (S D) Messen-er p s expected to tm a part of the "Silly!" Jane turned. Her usual mask I lvtcuaugn n . . ~ " ! general plan Small utilities have re- ported they can furnish a large amount DIPLOMATS PLAY WET GOLF of cheap power for rural electrifica- tion if the overhead cost of transmis- sion and transformer stations could be financed with public funds over along period The studies of government experts show that Dower can be t rans,~ed 400 miles. They estimate the cost of new transmisskm insta]lati,~ --* ~:~ ~n0 a mile, and an average of three one-half constlmers a utile t:al, ~u oo- tained in the rural areas of such states as Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois. About $4 a Month If the private utilities were relieved of the cost of installing transmisaioa lines, these experts believe electricity could be sold on the farm at 2 cents a kilowatt. Costs in rural areas now run from 7 to 10 cents a kilowatt, and 4 to 6 cents in the large cities At the reduced rate, it is estimated the farm- er's annual bill for power would av- erage $50. or about $4 a month. In- terest and amortization charges for , federal construction of transmission lines would take $18 a year, and oper- a,on and maintenance $12, leaving a surplus of $29. The experts estimate that 2 billion feet of copper wire I would be used to wire 2~ million tfarm homes.~From the Kansas City IWeekly Star ! FIVE C~ DIDNT IVED Bloomsburg, Pa.~Something went amiss in wedding plans for at least five couples in Columbia county dur- iing 1934. That many marriage licenses were returned to the county clerk here--unused. ,3-WEEKS BABY HAS OP]~,,ATION A sudden shower came up while Sir John S~-non, British forei~.~n minister, entertained naval conferees at golf at his ~ Geneva, Ohio.~At the age of three home in Walton Heath, near London, and this is how they looked, Left to right: Norman Davis and Admiral Stanley, weeks, James Carle Wessollek under- went an operation for hernia here.