Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on July 24, 1933 · Page 5
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Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa · Page 5

Ames, Iowa
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Monday, July 24, 1933
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Buy Something Buy tomtthlnd today, If only a little. Your purchase will h«lp •pwd the roturn of prosperity. Ames Dailu Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY W2ATKB1 FOKIOAIT Fair and •tifhtly warmor In ** tr«me west portion Monday n»fht Tuesday fair and tightly warmtr in eait and touth portion*. VOLUME LXVH Official Am«t and Story County Paper AMES. IOWA, MONDAY, JULY 24, 1933. United' Pre** Wire Service HO. TEXAS BANDITS ELUDE IOWA POSSES PIT OPEN •UNDER STRICTEST RULE OF HISTORY Hours Are Shortened, Fluctuations Curbed .CHICAGO, OLE) — Grain prices, bulwarked by severe restrictions, ^ which virtually pegged the price of wheat, opened higher Monday after a two-day holiday o& the Chicago board of trade. , Coincident with the opening, Edward A. Crawford, Orleans dentist, a former New trade whose terrific dealing* was instrumental in last week's crash, was suspended from trading. Crawforu, whose plunging operations on the wheat and cotton markets had been the most spectacular since the days of the famous wheat kings of three decades ago, was suspended for insolvency. Opening prices" on wheat futures ranged from one half cent to three cents a bushel higher. \ Other, grains followed the trend of wheat and were quoted a prices slightly higher than the minimum allowed by the board of trade directors. • Leon Strauss of Harper, Strauss and company of Des Moines. also was suspended by the directors under provision of Rule 120. involving insolvency. Meanwhile, at Washington, the men who control the nation's grain markets were ordered to get their house in order by Farm Act Administrator George N. Peek as i they gathered to deal with the! prices of the major exchange. Shirt Industry Paying "Sweat Shop" Wages WASHINGTON OLE) — Sweat shop wage scales In the sh^rt manufacturing industry were exposed Monday by the labor department in a report showing that half the workers In the industry earned lese than $7.40 in a recent busy week. Data on the hours were difficult to gather, the department said, but many of the shirt makers, mostly women, worked more than 40 hours a week and the average wage for 14 factories in four states was only 17 cents an hour. Wage figures were obtained from 129 plants in nine principal shirt manufacturing states. The report provided ammunition for the administration's drire to increase consumer buying power and further business recovery thru a universal minimum wage agreement The wages disclosed in the shirt industry compare with, a minimum of 40 cents an hour, or $14 for a maximum 35-hour week provided In the agreement which President Roosev-It is asking all employers to sign. ATLANTIC FLIGHT mm DELAYS Both Bruised in Bad Landing; Plane Wrecked BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (OE) — James A. Mollison and his wife, Amy Johnson, were forbidden by physicians to leave the Bridgeport hospital Monday, where they are still suffering from the shock of the crash which ended their ambi tious attempt to reach New York on a non-stop flight from Pendine Sands, Wales. Complete examination of the fliers disclosed no serious injuries but each was running a temperature and recovering from bruises. "It may be two or three days before they are permitted to leave," hospital officials announced Monday morning. Roosevelt Will Make Personal Appeal to Nation Will Ask Every Employer to Enter Voluntary Agreements for Higher Wages and Shorter Working Hours As Aid to National Recovery President Rootevelt'a third talk to the American people since March 4 will be given by radio over both national broadcasting chains, Monday at 8:30 p. m., Iowa time. WASHINGTON <UE> —President Roosevelt will put into motion Monday night the greatest peace .time appeal to public opinion this country has ever known., He put the finishing touches to his "friend^ ly" appeal to the people as the national recovery administration came to grips with the problem of stabilizing the chaotic American oil industry. President Roosevelt's message will be another of his friendly talks to the American people. He will make a direct plea to every employer in the United States to enter voluntary agreements for higher u-ages and shorter working hours. Mobilizing every means of communication, the NIRA is beginning its drive to put the recovery pro gram before every individual In the country with a blunt statement that the return of better times depends upon prompt compliance with the president's reemployment campaign. Employers are asked to cooperate by agreeing^to a 35-hour week with a $14 minimum wage for labor and a 40-hour week and minimum ?15 salary for clerical workers. The oil hearings opening Monday bring to the front the issues of federal production control, licensing of oil production, transportation refining and marketing, and matters of price cutting and labor regulations. The code proposed by the American Petroleum institute fixes a 40- hour week with minimum wages from 40 to 47 cents an hour. Independent operators propose a 30- hour week with minimum pay of 50 cents an hour. Factions within the industry are arrayed against each other providing friction in addition to the usual differences between the interests of employer and employe. The industry wants a dictator, and developments In this connection may be expected. Resolutions attached to the proposed code declare that price cutting and other marketing • practices "rnakej it essential to license the business of (Continued on Page Four) Thousands Oieer World Flier CHICAGO <l'J5>— Chicago's grain pits, regarded as the world's greatest trading centers of their kind, reopened Monday under the strictest regulations ever imposed. After last week's precipitous decline in all grain futures, the directors of the board of trade voted to close Friday to give employes a rest from the tremendous activities of near record breaking trad- Balbo Squadron Ready to Hop Off NEW YORK (UJ?) — General Italo Balbo and his flying armada, stopping here en route to Italy after flying from their homeland to the Chicago century of progress, remained here Monday. General Balbo announced that the squadron had postponed its take-off from Tew York on account of poor flying weather. NEW YORK CUB—Threatening —— WH w» n-ivw* **.WWIU IS*. ^Ct-CVlUfc .L* AU I , •« Ing. Saturday the market was open weather °>'«- Maine and the oaly to fill routine privileges. f<Srand %nks made General Italo --*"'.—• - -• * ._.•-**. .*-.u5**."."-.. ., i, ,,* ' • ^Bpf"; • . •-• •*• &^^to¥^Sjtng to She. , . B., Monday uncertain, ooawi of trate, are fourfold. Even It was announced"• at ,8;45 a. m. the pressure of war time trading The motors of the great ItaL- by the directors of when Chicago wheat, corn ian air fleet had been warming other grain pits were the focal up when the message arrived at points in feeding millions of peoples did .not ^result in as stringent .r<iulalfonfi'."as are In effect Monday. . ; '..'. These regulations on trading in grain futures-are: 1. Grain prices will aot be permitted to fall below Thursday's closing quotations. 2. Maximum fluctuations in any one trading session are fixed. 3. Shorter trading hours are imposed. 4. Daily reports on traders holding more than 500,000 bushgls are required _to be made to the secretory of. agriculture. Gossipts were busy over the bit that one of the causes of the strict rules that an unidentified trader held 13.000,000 bushels of corn which he would have to dump on the market, if prices fell abruptly. In Washington, department-of agriculture officials were ready to admit that such a factor had been considered but refused to name the man. Some speculation on the id«ntity of the trader settled on Edward A. Crawford, former New Orleans dentist who turned to cotton speculation with such midas results that he retired from his professional' work. Later he went to New York to invest in stocks and bonds •where he was reported to be inordinately successful. During the recent boom in grains, Crawford was reported trading in rye and recently to have transferred most of his holding to corn. He visited the board of trade about a week ago. Commission house representatives were understood to have sought to communicate with Crawford during the week-end. This information, lent credence to his reported large corn holdings. If some of the regulations are, as reported, an effort to "save" a holder of millions of bushels of (Continued on Page Two) the port. Balbo gave orders to stop the engines and awaited further word about conditions to the north. The latest route announced by the Italian air minister was from here to Shediac, thence to Shoal Harbor, Nfd., Tuesday, and on across the Atlantic to Valentla, Ireland. The latter .leg of the flight will begin when weather conditions are favorable. Each of the 24 seaplanes received a last minute check Sunday. The- ships were fuelled with 1,250 gallons of gasoline and 16 gallons of oiL Included in the load for the return flight were three bags of mail. Two bags were consigned to Canadian of re- BRlMEPuRT, Conn., ' OLE)—Jim and Amy Mollison, Great Britain's "flying sweethearts," who e*ded their courageous and perfect flight across the North Atlantic from Pendine Sands, Wales, in c. swamp adjoining the Bridgeport Airport, hope to continue on to New York Monday. Mechanics who examined the wreckage of their plane, however, believed it was damaged beyond repair. The 'exhausted fliers were put to bed at Bridgeport' hospital Sunday night after they had been treated for slight cuts and bruises. Hospital authorities thought they were In such a nervous state after their 39 hours in the air that it would be Impossible for them to fly before Tuesday. Both Jim and Amy expressed the bitterest disappointment at not reaching Floyd Bennett airport, their goal, and were determined to continue on at the earliest possible momeni. They were forced down 80 miles short of their goal when their fuel wag exhausted. : Their huge twin motored bi- "The*- Seafarer," .appeared,, 9?rer the unlighted Bridgeport airport at 10 o'clock Sunday night, 39 hours, after it took off from Pendine Sands, to carry Britain's most famous fliers on their "greatest • adventere." Sunday it raced down the North Atlantic coast, after successfully negotiating the treacherous: east-west - Atlantic crossing. At Floyd« Bennett Field, New York, 30.COO people waited. The plane, circled the'field. Tiny Tasker, its -manager, thought the pilot was about to land with the wind, a'procedure disastrous on a field so small. Fred Moeller, (Continued on Page Three) A. .tired- *nd.> bedraggled figure, . Post sits on l , , ceive>4he acclaim- of "thousands- who came to greet him at Floytf Bennett field, New York, after epochal flight aronnd the world in seven days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. Jlls plane, the Winnie Mae, to re- his Broadway's Welcome to BaHx) points' and carried postage 51.70 per half 'ounce. The maining parcel was for Rome, mailed at |3.60 per half ounce (Continued on Pag^ Two) Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page 7 for the answers. 1. Who instituted the system of travel known as Cook's Tours? 2. Where is the Khyber Pass? 3. Where was William Randolph Hearst born? 4. What was the former name of Ottawa, Canada? 5. In what country is the province of Castellon? 6. What is the name for an embankment along a river to restrain flood waters? 7. On the border of what sea is the'Chinese province of Klangsu? 8. What ev'ent marked the fall of the Byzantine Empire? n. Who wrote"Ow«n Meredith?" 10 To what class of people In DES MOINES, (UJB)—Cooler at mosphere brot relief o-^or th week-end to Iowa holiday crowd at resorts seeking to escape hea of cities. Fair skies greeted all but thos in the immediate vicinity of th Mississippi river. Showers were reported at Keokuk, Davenport, and other river towns. Clarinda and Marshalftown reported 89 degrees as the highest in the state during the last 24 hours, with Es therville reporting 52 degrees a the low mark over Sunday night. Rising tempent.ufes are forecast in the extreme western portion with fair weather ahead for the eastern portion Tuesday. Rains Refresh Ames Gardens A final shower that further refreshed Ameo gardens and lawns, early Sunday morning, ended the period of rains that greeted this part of the state late last week. The skies cleared Sunday and Monday morning was clear, with scattering clouds again crossing the heavens In the early afternoon. The barometer which has been (Continued on Page Two) the VHliCD was word Prospects Good for Four-power Wheat Agreement LONDON (U.P)—Week-end negotiations have improved the prospect of a wheat agreement among exporting and Importing countries, Henry Morgenthau, United States wheat delegate, said Monday. Morgenthau has proposed a permanent wheat advisory council of five, with headquarters in London, as an alternatlvo to HIP suftRegtion of ImportinK nations (hat negotin- | HOUR be suspended 4& drefcumed IB POST 18 FETED IN 1U NEW YORK (HE)—Recovered from the gruelling grind .of his record breaking flight around the world, Wiley Post set out Monday to receive the applause of New York and the nation. %He v will be guest of honor at luncheons, dinners and receptions Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday will receive the noisy and dramatic welcome New York accords its heroes—a parade up lower Broadway to'the city hall thru a shower of ticker tape and shredded newspapers. .Thursday or Friday, Post hopes to hop off for Oklahoma, where his home admirers plan to outdo the honors accorded him in New York. Post may stop at Yukon, Okla., where his chief backer lives. Lindberghs Rest, May Go Further GOTHAAB, Greenland (HE) — 1. and Mrs. Charles A. Lind- jergh, here after a flight from ^abrador in their exploration of possible commercial air routes across the Atlantic, may go on o Iceland but not beyond there because of the lateness of the season, they said Monday. In co-operation with the Green- and government, Lindbergh plans o make a series of flights to xplore the Greenland coast, and he may go inland also, over the ce barrier. Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh ar- ived Saturday night after a Ight of 6 hours 20 minutes in ood weather. ULLEdESp ir A welcome New YorR reserves only for its heroes was accorded to General Italo Balbo and the gallant men of his armada In their triumphal march up Broadway to city hall to be formally greeted by Mayor John P. O'Brien. This was the colorful scene during the procession as General Balbo's car proceeded slowly up the famous thorofare amidst a deluge of swirling ticker tape. f Mattern on Way o Juneau, Alaska FAIRBANKS, Alaska (U.R) — ames Mattern, who crashed in iberia in an attempt to fly alone round the world, planned to roceed to Juneau with Pilot Bob His Monday. He was en route o New York by easy stages. He ame here from Nome with Ellis nd will continue to Terrace, B. where a New York rescue lane awaits. t Geneva In September. The United States, Canada, Great rttaln, Australia nnd Argnntlnji otild be represented. Ames Boys Leave Wed. on Month Adventure in Southwestern U. S. Five Araes boy scouts will set out from Ames Wednesday morning, accompanied by a scout leader, for a month's tour of the southwest, a tour which may extend to the coast. U will be a camping trip, with special stress upon nature study, visits to Indian reservations. and scenic spots, and a taste of the thrilling excitement of stalking wild animals with tho camera, Harold E. Schmidt, assistant pastor jf (lie Congregational church .•'.nd assistant sicon I master of the fniiKroK.'itionnl sront troop, will iicnd the party, taking the boys In his own automobile and trailer loaded with camping paraphernalia. The boys in the party will include Eagle Scout Le Roy Carr, Star Scout Duanr Alexander, Star Scout Louis Vamlerlinden, Tom Crocker, first, class scout, and Robert Thompson, s^mid class scout. , . Carr and Alexander accompanied Mr. Schmidt on a trip Into the Black Hills, Inst yrar. Into Grand Canyon The proposed itinn-aiy will ox- from nrrr- into iin- O/vmkn ana foross Oklnhrniii. rii'pHncr at tho (Continued oc Will Sell Stationery Supplies Only The bookstore - operated by Iowa State college henceforth will deal only in stationery supplies, Pres. R. M. Hughes of the college said Monday, following an announcement by Governor Herring that the store had been ordered -to discontinue sale of general merchandise. The restricted list will be sold only to students and faculty members. The college athletic department also will confine its sale of athletic supplies to members of the student body. The governor's statement follow ed the completion of a report hy State Agent Frank G. Moorhead who investigated complaints by merchants in Ames and thruout the state that general merchandise sold by the bookstore was injuring private business. Merchants in Ames, thruout the state and even beyond the state, in communities from which students come to Iowa State, have stated that students price articles and then refuse to buy them because they "can buy more cheaply at Iowa State." President Hughes said Monday that it was I ue that the bookstore had from time to time sold general merchandl£3 to students and faculty members. The store records show, he said, that four electric stoves had been sold. The bookstore will continue to sell candy bars and other confections. D. L. Iversen of the firm of College Stores Inc.. which operates the Student Supply store and the Campus drug store in the fourth ward business section, said Monday that his organization did not- instigate the investigation of the college bookstore and does not know who did. The business of the store, Moorhead stated, aggregate;; around $100,000 a year and it has made a Administration Stands Pat on Price Program •WASHINGTON, OLE)— Collapse of'the "security and commodity market- boom has occasioiicd no change, "in the administration's decision to slow'up its inflation and monetary program, the United Press was reliably informeti Monday. Despite -suggestions from some financial circles and various inflation advocates, it was understood the government would take no further drastic steps at the present time to promote price advances merely by a further cheapening of the dollar. The relatively stable level ot the dollar at around 7ti cents in gold foreign exchange for the past week and : a half, supported semiofficial reports that the inflation program would move slowly for the time being. Tlie : -administration is reluctant to bring about violent price movements- at a time when it is campaigning for "wage and price agreements with business. Assurance 'of relatively steady or only slow increasing prices it was believed, would: further encourage industry to come in under tb.e government's Leave Small Arsenal of Ammunition and Guns PANORA (U.RJ— For the sec- end time Monday, three members of the Texas Barrow jj*ng eluded a closely drawn cordon and made good their escape from a heavily wooded tract northwest of here shortly after 1 o'clock. The officers combed .the woods thoroly after obtaining an armored car. State police broadcast an appeal for north-central Iowa citizens to form special posses. The main body of officers pursued a northerly direction, combing all sfderoadi and lanes. Meanwhile, officers were searching baggage and two light cars left behind at the scene of the Dexter shooting. They confiscated two machine guns, 35 automatic pistols and five revolvers in addition to a bushel basket of ammunition. Three men and a woman be- lisved to be the Barrows were reported seen at Luverne in • Kossuth county around 1:30 o'clock Monday. The informant was the Humboldt county sheriffs office, which said a woman was driving while one of the men lay in the back seat as if wounded. The car was described as the same as the one taken from Polk City earlier. recovery program. Since the devaluation .ol"-the dollar thru, abandonment of the golo!*"s'tandard, it was reported in njany quarters that the administration had adopted a "hands off" policy with respect to further infla- _ tion ; . .or- prices. Open, .ma*toHfer operations.' of the federal reserve'jbanks to" expand credit wefe'Jeiit'56 per cent; issuance of bond-backed federal reserve notes was curtailed, and administration officials - openly suggested that speculative pri ies were too high. An "unwarranted" decline in price levels, however, might re(Continued on Page Seven) ARE HELD CITY profit of about $60,000 in the last 12 years. The peak was in 1928 when the tross business was $14S.- 000. The gross in 1932 was $110,000 and the total of the 1933 business will be somewhat less. Both the book store and the three Ames concerns Which deal in the same lines, the Ames News stand, the Student Supply store, and the Campus drug store, have a monthly payroll of about $500. The college store pays iis own insurance but pays no /ent. One of the other firms pays J250 a month rent, another $200. The college bookstore sells text(Continued on Pngf Two) STREET SUSPENDED ST. LOUIS <RP> - Gabby Street, for three years manager of the S!. Ix)]ils Cardinals, now in fifth place in national league standings, was finpppndM Monday. Prankle Friach has bwai named his successor. Fire Water Is Blamed for Troubles NEVADA — Seven persons, sis men and a woman, were held in Story county jail here Monday awaiting- arraignment , on iiquor charges following their-arrest by county officers Saturday. Oscar Severeid of Story City and Sadie Farhety, who gave her address as Cincinnati, Ohio, were picked up by Sheriff J. R. Hattery and Deputy Martin Hanson Saturday night on a road east of Story City, where the officers found Severeid's car in a ditch badly damaged. A quantity of alleged alcohol was .found. Eddie Thompson of Story City was arrested at that place Saturday night by Marshal Ole Rc«v and Sheriff Ilattery. A half pint of alleged alcohol was found on his person. Orrie Mason and Tea Banks of Ames were arrested in Nevada Saturday night by Sheriff Hattery and Deputy Hanson with a quantity of alleged alcohol in their possession. Bear! Adams and hte son, Clarence, of Cambridge were taken into custody Saturday afternoon after Sheriff Hattery. Deputy Hanson and Marshal] Sam Brown male a raid on their home and fpunJ a large quantity of alleged PANORA <EE) — Three fleeing members of the Texas Barrow gang were believed cornered in a woods west of here and east of Guthrla Center Monday. Two squads of Des Moines police, together with additional forces of Polk county deputy sheriffs, joined the,chase at Polk City and helSTed" the fleeing gangsters ' back west,' where they were - cornesrefttHby another posse made up of sheriffs and state agents previously concentrated at Dexter. -'-.. An airplane wa» pressed into the chase and was reported circling the woods in an effort to, spot the gang. Every available state agent in 'this sector was ordered to the scene by the state radio. Before closing in on the three believed making a last stand with machine suns in a cabin located in.a wooded tract one mile and a' half northwest of here, members of the posse waited, for an armored car to be brot up from the.rear to the battlefront. At Perry, Marion Barrow was in a hospital not expected to live. In a gun battle with a posse that routed the five ban'dits. three men ant two women, from their hiding place (Continued on Page Two) College Hospital Service Restricted As Economy Effort The Iowa State! college hospital now is being operated only as, a clinic with a doctor'.and nurse on duty daily. The full hospital service will not be resuined.' and no bed patients will be received until the opening of school in September. The restriction of service became effective with the' opening of the second term of the summer quarter last week. This is the first time the full service of the hospital has been curtailed. The action has been taken as an economy measure. Pres. R; M. Hughes of the college states. home brew stored there. Charges have been preferred against none of those being held. Bandit Slays a Court Officer; Killed by Cop CHICAGO, (U.P) - A bank robber dodged a bailiff leading him out. of criminal couri Monday, whippec a pistol into play, shot and killed a policeman and endangered the lives of a score of others with wild shots before being felled by another policeman's fire. The shooting hroke out in Judge Charles Mnthrop'a courtroom, and contlnjed down the corridors of the new $7,000,000 criminal court Elliott Roosevelt and Bride Visit For£ Worth Mon. FORT WORTH. (TIE) — Elliott Roosevelt, son of the president, and his bride, were here Monday for a brief visit at the former home of Mrs. Roosevelt. The couple, married Saturday night in Burlington, arrived here by train shortly before midnight. They expected to continue to the west coast Hundreds heard th« shootliiR and saw som« phase of the wild scene. AUNT LINDY SAYS- • It should encourage us to know that even the best carpenter doesn't always hit the nail on the head.

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