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Des Moines, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 5, 1933
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PAGE 13 OWNER OF HUGE IOWA FARM BELIEVES IN CORN PLAN THE DES MOINES REGISTER TUESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 5, 1933. i n I II A I lAPA A AM.N HnfllNrN - nUMHIV IIIHWIiW THE WALLACES He Credits Success to Them. ODEBOLT, IA. William T. Adams, owner of the Urgent farm In Iowa and recipient of the largest corn loan In the state, attribute! hia farming auccesa to tha lata Henry C. Wallace, hla friend for 30 years. More concisely, he Bays he'a kept hla 6,400-acre farm out of the red .for 35 years by means of a practical farming suggestion given 1 him by Mr. Wailnce. Rotation Practiced. This was the planting of clover en one-sixth of hla farm every year and plowing It under. This he has done faithfully. "Naturally when Henry A. Wallace announced hla corn-hog program I placed the same faith In it that I did in hla father's advice. If my co-operation with the governments plan will serve as a precedent for othera, I am thankful," Mr. Adams declared Monday, Before coming to Iowa Mr. Adams owned a large wheat farm In North Dakota. A Modern Farm. Mr. Adams' Iowa farm Is modern in every respect. He has his own water system with fire hydrants and hose cart. There are two elevators, a machine Shop, dormitory and mess . hall for the farm hands, and all equipment necessary for practical farming. 100 Men Hired. In the summer approximately 100 men are employed. He has numerous tractors, 180 mules and many heid of horses. There are also show horses, kept by his son, Robert. Although 71 years old, Mr. Adams takes an enthusiastic in- terest In every phase of farming. Couldn't Stay Away. "I tried ataying In an office In Chicago, but the lure of the farm aoon brought me back here," he related. Mr, Adams has another son, John, who is a financier in Chicago. Robert succeeded his father as president of the First National bank of Odebolt. While waiting for reports of the j tui u iuaii iiiinaio, hi , jiuamn read a headline announcing the death of Alexander Legge, Chicago, first chairman of the federal farm board and president of the International Harvester Co. The Iowan was a director of the Harvester concern at the time Legge was president. Praises Legge. "Mr. Legge was a fine man and gave up much to help his govern ment when he waa called for service," Mr. Adams said. Mr. and Mrs. Adams are widely travelled. They have visited five . continents and have been abroad number of times. Both are reticent about personal publicity. Should Be a Skipper. Marine pictures and models adorn the Adams home. Mrs. Adams says her husband should be a skipper, if his interest In navigation is any criterion. But he has escaped narrowly with his life in two shipwrecks. On one occasion, Mr. and Mrs. Adams and their two eons were ahipwrecked 13 miles off the coast of Colombia when the vessel ran on a reef. Another ship rescued them, A Vestrls Survivor. Mr. Adams and his close friend, Dr. August Groman of Odebolt, are aurvivcrs of the ill-fated Ves-ti is, which sunk 300 miles off the Virginia capes In November, 1928. ' Although 122 were drowned, they were rescued by a freighter after drifting In an overcrowded lifeboat for 18 hours. Mr. Adams related an Incident of humor which occurred in the tragic hours while they were buffeted about by the rolling Atlantic. In the lifeboat with Dr. Groman, himself and three other whites were 41 Burmese Negroes. Amused Passengers. "All of the matches were used In an effort to send up signal fares. It was pitch dark and I wondered what time It was, so I sounded the chimes on a watch I was carrying. "The Negroes were ao amused at the watch that I spent" a con-aiderable portion of the night ringing the hours for them. "During the mad dash for life boats I heard only one order; given. ! "A couple of newlyweda got in the same boat along with women and children. An officer ordered the man out. He did, but his bride perished and he waa res cued." More Than $125,000 Pledged to Loan Bank Th Kn't'tr' I awl Ntwi Strvic i DAVENPORT, IA. Henry Bla er, temporary president of the First Federal Savings and Loan h.ri, .1 n . . j juonaay that subscriptions forfeit for several months and in the! lock in the new institution have1 passed $125,000, The charter of the firm has; oeen approved by the Federal Home Loan bank in Washington, E. C., he aaid, and sent to the Home Loan bank in Dee Moines.. The organization will be complete fcf Ja- 1. be announced. i 'raw ""Mnmfairhfr.i--T ' ry1 i .1... .l. t rrnr.'"''.''--1 One of the elevators and several of the 20 corn cribs on the Adams farm near Odebolt, la.,' are shown here. The "ranch" is modern in every respect with its own water system and fire department. In the 35 yeara since W. P. Adams purchased it, there has never been a mortgage and it has never run in the red. These pictures were taken by George Yates and rushed to Des Moines by Register plane. Russell Continued From Page 1. terially In the benefits of the corn-' T program. The run of ' -gs was not heavy Monday and pricea were steady, yet the farmer was getting but about 3 cents a pound net for his hogs, ao several farmers from southern Illinois declared. Suggestion Listed. It doesn't take much figuring for a farmer to determine that he can't long continue to feed corn on which he can borrow 45 cents a bushel to hogs that are only bringing 3 cents a pound net to him. No one agrees, of course,' as to what should be done but here are a few of the suggestions that one hears around the stockyards and the livestock show: 1. Fix a minimum price on hogs until such time as the supply and demand situation of the farm and general busjnf recovery program of the administration can bring re lief to hog producers. License, Regulate. This proposal is in line with the recommendation of the National Hog and Corn Producers committee and with the suggestions of some of the farm organizations to the governors' conference in Des Moines in October. 2. License and regulate the packing industry to require pay ment of higher prices, narrowing of the margin and curbing of direct buying of hogs. 3. Purchase by the government of enough pork or hogs to relieve the supply situation, the pork purchased to be Impounded and kept from the market or exported. Delay l Levy. 4. Hold in abeyance the levy of the aecond $1 or processing tax on hogs until purchasing power can show enough Increase to make sure the amount of the tax is passed on the consumer. 5. Levy processing taxes on beef, mutton, poultry, etc., to keep prices of different meats from getting out of line and to prevent discrimination against pork on account of the processing tax. 8. Work out some plan either by loan or comparable device to guarantee hog prices along same line as, corn and cotton pricea now are being guaranteed. Pessimistic View. Packers have said it is .necessary to deduct the full amount of the processing tax from prices paid farmers. If this is the case and nothing is done to remedy the situation, It would mean net of 2 centa to the farmers when the second $1 of the $2 processing tax goes on hogs Feb. 1, 1934. This la taking a pessimistic view of the situation but a representative of a leading commission firm told me Monday he fully ex pected this to come about unless something Is done soon, Tacker Aide Gloomy. A packer representative was gloomy over the chances of the market showing Improvement "so long as the government monkeys with the situation." The packers blame the processing tax and the heavy storage stocks, the commission men blame the packers and the government and the farmer is going to blame everybody concerned if pricea are not better In the nea- future. Not Felt for Months. None will deny the prospect of material improvement in the supply situation with fewer hogs on the market aa a result of the government pig slaughter campaign, the heavy marketing due to unfavorable market and feeding con-ditiona and the expected decrease in breeding because corn is too high to feed to hogs, The trouble is that some of these - .... , meantime the hog feeder and the cattle feeder are In V . . right now. Even with adjustment of supply there must be demand and purchasing power to insure higher pricea. Depressing, w. One thing la aure, farmera are; going to cava to have tha hog mm j StWWBWGBSES'StJHE ' " WW i.ii mtmmiMmnT """L ' -j 7(J 1 , L""" i m" dpi U y';-f51 'I: .4 Cribs on the Adam farm, bulging with more than 800,000 bushels of corn, were measured Monday preparatory to granting the largest corn loan in Iowa, Shoun above measuring crib are Carl Wilken, of the Sac county warehouse board; Robert Adams, son of the owner of the farm; Harry Quirk, Sac. county sealer, nnd Guy Holler, farm foreman. benefits to be paid under the corn-hog program if he is to break even If, as packers and commission men declare, the processing tax really is bringing lower hog prices. Ferhaps the tide soon will turn but the atmosphere around the stockyards is depressing right now as contrasted by the buoyant feel ing in Iowa over the corn loan plan. Incidentally, it Is going to be dif ficult to keep the price of corn up if an Increased volume is thrownlMrs. Victoria Price, was given to on the market due to hog and cattle feeders cutting their operations. down on Murphy Continued From Pope. 1, packers are the masters of the situation and have driven down the price from a $15.55 October J peak at Chicago, III., to $3.55 last Saturday. There is bitter disappointment here and apprehension that the price may go down even another dollar or more. Both you and I believe your monetary plan and curtailed production coupled with other recovery program measures, inevitably mean higher price. Trgea $6 Price, You are dealing In effect with one buyer in dealing with packers. They will reap Inventory and operating profits from higher prices at the expense of our producers who . will be sunk deeper into dbt than ever by the necessity that compels acceptance of the offered price. I urge most seriously that, In the absence of other effective measures for dealing with situation, you establish a $6 minimum price for hogs. I have brought this suggestion to attention of Secretary Wallace and Mr. Peek, who may be prepared for discussion of it with you. "May Be Defeated." I submit that the administration cannot justify rejection of this proposal unless it is now prepared to offer measures of control of the live hog market that will effect approximately the same objective. Louis Murphy, United States Senator. Asked if he believed his proposal would be adopted, the senator aaid. "The very atrong aversion to administration pnce-peeeinf in circles, due to farm board failures. .v. j , . ," Z lL- ,L Vu. mandato other crops, may defeat its adoption. But that should not restrain Iowans from presenting our case with all possible vigor." Motora start easier with non- Adv. 1 ii rr r. , 1 . m . 1 1 -. i a i.,r nuujr . 111 , TV y 1 NORRIS CASE GIVENJO JURY Second on Retrial in Scottsboro Action. DECATUR, ALA. (Pi The fate of Clarence Norris, one of seven Negro defendants in the Scottsboro case, charged with attacking a Morgan county Jury at o56 :p. m. Monday. i Before the jury could retire, Samuel S. Leibowitz, chief of 'counsel, filed 12 exceptions, de-haying retirement. At the Jury's irequest, deliberation was de ferred until 8:30 a. m. today. The Negro, like Heywood Patterson, who was convicted with the death penalty for a third time last Friday, was convicted and sentenced to death In April, 1931, at Scottsboro, but was granted a new trial by the United States supreme court. The defense relied mainly on testimony of Ruby Bates, whose deposition denying the attacks was read to the jury, and that of Dr. R. R. Bridges of Scottsboro, who examined both girls on the day of the alleged crime. The two principal witnesses called by the state were Mrs. Price and Orvel Gilley of Albert-ville, Ala., wh styled himself an "entertainer" who read poetry. Both identified Norris as one of the alleged attackers. Writers Send F. R. Lynching Protest NEW YORK, N. Y. (4) -Telegrams to President Roosevelt and Governor Rolph of California were sent Monday by SO authors, editors, newspaper writers and publishers, organized into the writ-era' league against lynching to protest "against the recent wave of lynching and mob violence." The telegrams were signed, among others, by Edna Ferber, Fannie Hurst, Sherwood Anderson, Branch Cabell, Oswald Garrison Villard, Will Irwin, Alfred Knopf, Robert Benchley, Louis Bromfield, Alfred Harcourt and Christopher Morley. Clyde Rochholz Buys Adair Bank Control ADAIR. IA. Clyde Rochholz, '"f resident of this communl- tv- f"1'"1 cnntro1 Monday of the AHair F.xrhnnB hnk throuch purchase of the M. C. Furst two- .thlr,I interest. Mr. Rochholz first entered the bank as an employe 19 years ago. The Exchange bank waa eatab-lished in 179 by the late F. Furst. M. C. Furst. a son, had ben connected with the Institution 47 years. ft- l -Vi --'' t W. P. Adnnis, owner of the fl,IO(t-arre Adam farm near Odebolt, In., Monday signed recHpti for the largest corn loan In lima and probably In the I'nltt'd States. The loan on .101,320 bushels of corn amounts to $133,5!) I. r"rio ';r u0"mii "I ' I" ' -jj T"' ' " " '1 V" On the ladder Is Hurry Quirk, Sac. county corn sealer, nailing a seal on one of the 20 cribs of corn on the V. P. Adams farm. Measuring, sealing and calculating the 801,820 bushels of corn on the Adams farm required all of Monday. Christ Mural, Face Averted, Ends Dispute NEW YORK, N. Y. (.Ti A figure of Jesus Christ appeared in the Frank Brangwyn mural at Rockefeller Center Monday-but it i presented in auch a way that the face is not shown. Thus, the dispute between the English artist and Rockefeller Center ends in a compromise. Brangwyn- given a free hand at the outset - had planned to use his somewhat modern conception of Christ in the panels, which portray the freedom of man spiritually. The Center officals objected. Christ, they maintained, particularly in a business structure, should not be represented pictori-ally but by some heavenly form, such as a column of light. Recalling that the muralist once depicted Christ in modern clothes, there had been some conjecture over the raiment. But this time, he followed the conventional lines of a robe. There Is a cowl on the head. The view is from the back with Christ facing' a crowd. Bank at Melrose To Make Payment lTh Rt!!r"i low Ni t.rvic i ALBIA, IA. An order authorizing a 5 per cent payment to depositors of closed Farmers State hank of Melrose, la., was iigned. by Judge R. V. Smith hi-re Mon-, day. It will be the second 5 per cnt payment. sWherever the Jtching Whatever the Cause Resinol Relieves it Quick! I. . feM lulaJ Am, N Ittmon. M4. r p. t t 10 WT.. i. 1 ; s, 1 vi TWO D. M. MEN FREED BY JURY Cleared of Blame in Death of Corydon Man. LA MOM, I A. A Harrison county, Missouri, coroner's jury Monday afternoon cleared John Bavless snd Frank Finnell, both of Des Moines, of blame In the death of Herbert Hogue of Corydon, struck by their car early , Monday. I Hngue and George Zimmerman of Corydon were taking a truck load of stock to St. Joseph, Mo. iThey had stopped on the pavement and Hogue had alighted. i Bavless said he did not see Hogue in time to avoid striking him. Biyless and Finnell were on thir way to Des Moines. RF.PORTS A( ( inr.NT. Howard Nash, 24, Oskaloosa, la., reported to police his automobile struck a boy on a bicycle on Orano ave. between Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets st 4:43 p. m. Monday, and that, the youth, whose name he did not obtain, suffered bruises shout the face. CMIIDRENS DS ,.) - HnTFi" SantaCkus! i TwtXv ( f HOTEL osly I ftT Cr SHOPPING DAYS 'Ni,piNG Mn. llaldcman-Julius Asks Separate Maintenance. riTTSni'RO, KAN. (Ti- Mr and Mrs. r tiaineman-juuus, mm-panlonste marnsge advocate!, have separated The foster parents of Josephine Haldeman Julius, compsnionst marriage hrlde of 19-7, hsvs not lived together St their Girard Kan., home since Nov. 13, Mrs HaMcman-.lullus disclosed Monday In a suit for separate maintenance. The couple, whose romance In such conditions ofteji last for New York, N. Y., led to their mar-many days along the West Afri riage In inifl by a minister at Ce.;r,n rn)(,t , kn0W1) darvllle, III, was re-marrted In a civil service at Kansas Mo. j Th' c"U'n''r'" mnrn in 1P2A. Haldeman.J.illi.s termed "v'au ,ng th. h.g mon-pHr. It a "new. rationalistic and sponK. ''';; 7'"'" -""JP . to take off Sunday nighV rs. less ceremony !i,lndherKh helped him. um, ,m The re-marrlag. -followed by iM nf than a mon h the ronipan innate n, marriage of their adopted dangh-;,, hf,n ter, Josephine, to Aubrey Rnselle.; i 20, who now live in Chicago, III, REVENUE EYED IN TAX REVISION U. S. Aims to Plug Up Holes in Laws. WASHINGTON. IX C. (.41 Con sideration of recommendations for Stopping up holes in the federal tax laws hegan Monday with indications legislation will he enacted to bring upwards of $300,000,000 more a year Into the treasury. Members of the special subcommittee of the house ways and means committee, took the 2.1-page document home to sleep on it another night after discussion. Deduct Losses. They are prepared to recommend that corporations and individuals he required to deduct their losses from income in the years they are sustained, that consolidated returns be eliminated and that holding companies established to avoid Income levies he outlawed. The whole plan is to Increase revenue through administrative revisions by from $270,000,000 aa estimated Monday In one quarter to $400,000,000 as expected by some, without having to boost the tax rate. Disclosures before the senate banking committee of tax avoidance gave the lead for the tight-ening-up process. Liquor Revenue. Chairman Doughton (Mem., N. C.) said it was hoped to obtain considerable revenue through the tax law -changes. He also ex pressed the hope that this, with revenues from liquor taxes, would permit the abandonment of some of the socailed nuisance taxes in addition to certain special emergency levies that die automatically with repeal. He mentioned the tax on bank checks and those on automobiles and accessories In referring to the nuisance" levies. U. S. TO START HOBJESM Hitch-Hikers, Tramps Face Forced Jobs. WASHINGTON. D. C. (41-A nation-wide effort will be made beginning Jan. 1 to discoursge Itinerant unemployed from stealing rides on freight trains or asking motorists for a lift. Harry L. Hopkina, emergency relief administrator, announced j Monday railroad officials would I begin a drive against ride steal-jers then. Persons caught on freights will I be shunted to camps for the tran sient unempioyeo, si up ny ijip relief administration, where they will be provided with jobs on a work relief basis. Slate relief executives will make a drive at the same time on hitch-hiking unemployed Local and state officers are being asked to co-operate In enforcing the plan. One work camp is to be located st Omaha, Neb. jf X ,i md I yaAage, t QUO J y y S V ti;n; A. EADLv5 m DELAYS UNUtitKUH TRIP Wind Needed in Hop to South America. RATHURST, GAMBIA iP) Their big red monoplane, held In the Gambia river by n almost dead calm, Col and Mrs Charles, Aionnay ror the first fresh wind to lift them on a flight to Ponth America. How lung the raim will con tlnii couM only b gissed. That Gunmen Slay Man Freed From Prison NEW YORK, N. Y. 141 - Frank (Skinny) Portuese, 30, recently re. Jeasert from Auburn prison, waa killed and a companion seriously wounded Monday night by roving-gunmen. nowi IfV-MIMP'lB hO M happy hit I DRESSIER "CAkbph.'Secud t - 4 " miZiiiiirfiiii fl (" '"e MaiuI rios Mr Till I NOW! HID. T lM WHEH SHE DANCES SHE S 0H FIRE . . . CLARA "Ladies Must Love" Jnn Knight rll Hamilton BOW "Hoopla" Hut tlnftf STARTS TJU'RS. Maurice Chevalier "Th Wjr l.nft" nn P.nrsli ORPHEUM NOW THRU THURSDAY HURRY! ffZSA Qia ll a ri h $ ? rrj It tt-tydt tdM r LOUISA M AU-OTT'S IMMORTAL "LITTLE WOMEN" J(,tB Hnnrll Mm Mt. onr j raicrs Mil. Ill .VI '(Or 'i'V aiirr v ( hllOrm IOf "Stikltig of Food Villi!', HUIlOtl9 Our dally specials In Qt'AL- . ITY foods are attrsetlng more people every dsv. It will pay jnu to get the Bihnp habit. SMM-lnl Tuesday A lt Vil.s for hried tans n l.iir With 11 v 2 1 1 J SHOPPING DAYS CHRISTMAS 1 ul r 3PM. J m 1 ? fr 1 W W M j j minlrsl pit- ft m'ji.J II j lur 4 drams a IimW 1 mm Ham wan JLiIi-t; ci..m.n(l TrT

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