Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on July 25, 1933 · Page 5
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Buy Something Buy »9m«thing today, if only* littl*. Your purchaM will tyMP th« r«turn of. pro«p«rjty. Ames Daily Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY WEATHE1 P011CA1T Fair TiMMlay night, 'not mtwlt change in temperature. VOLUME LIVH Official Arne* and Story County Pap«r AJtti. IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1933. United Pi-en Wire Service HO. 90 AMES RECOVERY DRIVE LAUNCHED RECOVERY CAMPAIGN GROUP TO BE ORGANIZED Mayor Calls Meeting in Council Room Wed. Night An Ames campaign committee will be formed Wednesday 'night for the purpose of directing a program of education and organization thru -which Ames will seek to do its share in the, national recovery drive. A meeting of representatives of all civic organizations has been called for Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. In the council chamber at the city haJl, at which time the local campaign committee will be formed. The meeting has been called by Mayor F: H. Schleiter, following receipt of a telegram from General Hugh S. Johnson, administrator of the national recovery act, '- Washington. Letters were sent out Tuesday to all local organizations believed interested in the recovery movement, quoting the telegram and urging representation at the meeting Wednesday night. Following: ig a copy of the telegram received from General John- . Mass Attack on Unemployment in Full Swing Thousands of Employers Pledge Support; Oil and Lumber Industries at Work on Codes; Grain Speculation Under Rigid Control son: "Will you take the initiative immediately in organizing a campaign committee In your community to be composed of the mayor, the official heads of the Chamber of Commerce. Clearing House association, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, retail merchants, Federation of Labor, Advertising club, Federation of Women's clubs, welfare societies, Ministerial association, real estate association, and any other civic organization which in your judgment jg representative of an important element in the economic life of your community. "The function of this committee is to direct a campaign of education and organization which is to be a part of a national movement to speed up the return of prosperity thru the expansion of consumer purchasing pow«r in accordance' with" the principles *"set forta in- the national recovery act, I will communicate with you covering further steps in this campaign upon rei.«ipt of your reply. "It is an inspiring thing to be a part of a great national movement to restore economic security to our people and I appeal to you to marshal all the forces of your community In one united effort to get rid of unemployment." By United Pros The mass attack on unemployment yas in full swing Tuesday. Thousands of employers Pledged their support in response to the president's appeal for every businessman in the nation to sign the agreement to shorten working hours, spread employment and increase wages. Mr. Roosevelt urged the em- ployers to sign up "In the name of patriotism and humanity." Only by united action, he said, could the country pull Itself out of the "economic hell" of recent years. Recovery Administrator Hugh ^Johnson pushed the oil and lumber industries toward agreement on their disputed codes. The president was expected to lose no time in putting into effect the code for the shipbuilding industry, on which Johnson forced An agreement establishing a 32-hour week on construction of new naval vessels and an average 35-hour week on other work. Bids on 17 new warships are due Wednesday. Leaders of the grain trad* worked on a code to bring speculation under rigid control. The government threatens to establish its own regulations unless the grain men agree on a satisfactory code. ROOSEVELT.. CALLS ENTIRE NATION TO UNITE IN ACTION Plea Is Answered By Immediate Flood of Pledges SIGN OF RECOVERY HOPE TO SETi RECORD Still Discuss Flight To Bagdad Would Keep Economic Conference Alive LONDON <ILE>_Leaders of the world economic conference decided Tuesdaj^to propose to a plenary session that a committee of 12 be set up as a. permanent executive committee to,keep life in the conference during its recess. . Though the final decision must be made by the plenary session Thursday, when the conference re cesses, automatic approval is expected, as the leaders who proposed it are members of the .."little steering committee" which guides the conference's destinies. They themselves, with the addition of representatives of Brazil and Japan, would become the executive^ committee. They comprise the president and vice president of the conference and the chairmen vice chairmen and secretaries of the two chief conference committees — monetary and economic. Members are: Conference — President Ramsay MacDonald, Great Britain; vice president, Paul Hymans, Belgium. Monetary — James M. Cox, United States, chairman; Guido Jung, Italy, and Victor Kienbock, Austria! vice chairmen: Georges Bonnet, France, secretary. Economic — Hendrikus Colijn, Holland, chairman; Carl V. Krogmann, Germany, and Thomas A. Le Breton, Argentina, vice chairmen, and Walter Runciman, Great Britain, secretary. Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page 7 for the answers. 1. Name the capital of Maine. 2. Who was the most famous British pirate of the 17th century? S. Who wrote the "Courtship of Miles Standisn?" 4. What vas the real name of Francois Villon? 5. Name the Nazi dictator of Germany. 6 What is a cabaret? 7' \Vhn was George Yeardley? s' What is the origin of the word kidnaping? 3 Xani- il)f rnr'i'al of Mlnne- hOt/l . . 10. Nnii which larg'.' city In NEW YORK <U.E>— James and Amy Mollison, not-yet recovered from injuries received in a crash at Bridgeport, Conn., at the end of their transatlantic flight, talked Tuesday of attempting to break the long distance record- with a flight to Bagdad, Arabia, 6,000 miles away in a borrowed plane. Their plan when they took off from Pendine Sands) Wales, Saturday in the Seafarer, was to fly to New Yor,k, thence to Bagdad, and then return to London. The-crash seemed to have ended that plan. But they could not' dismiss the ambitious project from their hinds, and American friends urged them to borrow a plane. "Wiley Post offered us the Winnie Mae," Mollison said. "He said that we might take his ship anywhere we wanted," His smile indicated that while he appreciated the offer he would not care to risk the famous round- the-world ship in a hazardous flight . The flyJng Mollisons looked anything but fit when they arrived at Floyd Bennett airport from Bridgeport at 6:08 p. m. Monday as passengers in an Amphibian piloted by Ralph Wickford. Propped on pillows antf accompanied by a nurse and two physicians, their arrival at their intended destination was not the triumphal one they planned. The fliers were welcomed by Richard F. Hoyt and Mrs. Floyd Bennett. "I'm happy to be here," Amy told the welcomers. They were taken to a hotel. There, too, there v/as a crowd of well wislifirs. Mrs. Mollison said there are two things she wants to do—meet some famous American pilots, and pilot an American plane, "I've met Mr. Post and Amelia Earhart and Commander Hawks, and there are others I hope to meet," she said. "I have never flown an American plane and I want to " The city will give one of its famous receptions Wednesday for Post Tuesday he will be the guest of the Aeronautical Chamber of Com merce at luncheon. Post has no definite plans at present but wants to fly to Oklahoma SOOH with his wife to visit friends. Grain Traders Shape Code to Satisfy Govt. WASHINGTON, (UE)—Heads of the grata market, where traders determine the prices of the consumer pays for food and the fann- er receives for his crops, strove Tuesday to shape a cade of fair practice that would free them from the threat of government control. " " They were given the choice between the two by George N. Peek, head of the agricultural adjustment administration, who told them farmers were tired of being the victims of speculating bulls and bears. •"Should the grain men fail to form a satisfactory code, the government was reported prepared to resort to drastic licensing' provisions, In this way, the . traders would be forced to abide by gov ernmental rule or be driven from business by prohibitive fines. SETBACK Ve Trio Escapes Iowa Pursuers WICHITA, Kan. (HE)—Department of justice agents at Kansas City Tuesday, telephoned local authorities that a trio' believed to be the Barrow gang.passed thru Junction City, Kan.,, on hghway.No. 77, apparently-headed for Wichita. " Senator Urges Investigation of Stock Mart WASHINGTON (HE) — Congressional demands for immediate investigation of last week's spectacular deflation of the Roosevelt bull market was coupled Tuesday with proposals for legislative action,- to prevent abnormal market fluctuations. The administration is refusing to meddle in the stock market situation for the time being at least, altho it is taking stern action to stabilize the grain market, over Capital both. hill is concerned Senator Steiwer, republican, Oregon, proclaimed an open season on bears. He accompanied iis statement with a telegram to Ferdinand Pecora. senate stock market investigation counsel, urg- ng immediate check-up of the factors involved in last week's market break. Steiwer is a member of the investigating committee. Steiwer proposed a legislative plan to prevent in some measure abnormal market movements such a.a that of last week and of the autumn of 1&2D. It was as folows: 1. Use by all corporations reporting income to the treasury of a simplified form which would enable the reader to determine approximately the liquidating val- ic of all classes of securities outstanding against the corpora- ion. 2. Control to reduce short lelllng. 3. Prohibition against dlrec- ors of any corporation increas- n?, decreasing or mifipendlnfi dividends without. Go days prior France is the towii of ^incennes? authorization from stockholders. DBS DOINES $£)— The notorious Barrow brothers gang sought in northwest Iowa, Tuesday was tentatively linked with the massa ere of federal officers and a prison er at the Kansas City, Mo., union depot several weeks ago. Ballistics tests to ascertain whe- Jier guns left behind Monday at Dexter, by three retreating mem- ?ers of the Texas, outlaws and confiscated by authorities were those ased in the sensational - shooting in the Missouri city were being made by Gen. Park Findley, chief of the Iowa department of justice in collaboration with federal agents Bullets fired from the- confiscated weapons, which include two ma. : chine guns, 34 automatic pistols and five revolvers, will be matched with slugs taken from victims of the Kansas City affray, Findley said. Earlier, 0. C. Dewey, agent of the United States department of justice, had questioned Marvin "Buck" Barrow in a hospital cot at Perry. Dewey announced he believed the Barrow brothers were partici pants in the massacre. , Federal Agent Dewey, upon completing his questioning, declared "That's the man, all right." He later described Marvin as one o/ the "three worst killers in the United States," asserting that the wounded bandit at Perry is wanted for at least four murders and more than a score of holdups. He said the gang had operated extensively in Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. The Barrows established a hideaway in a ravine near Sutherland late Monday and it was thot that special posses had the retreating members cornered there. A "dawn patrol" early Tuesday disclosed that the fleeing bandits had escaped the third trap set by he posses in 24 hours. Members of the gang still at large are Clyde Barrow, hfs woman companion, Bonnie Parker, and Jack Sherman, all of Dallas, Tex. At Council Bluffs, two officers Monday morning chased into Nebraska two men in a maroon-color(Continued on Page Seven) Council Lacks Quorum for Hearing the city council's proposed pav ing program suffered it serious _ setback Monday night when the special council session called to hear objections lacked a quorum Only three of the six members were present, Arthur Pose, Claud Coykendall ani 1 George J. Palmer Mayor F. H. Schleiter addressed the gathering of about 50 persons assembled, for th'e hearing, recit ing briefly the.history of. the pres ent program, which he said began two years ago with a petition from Storm streei. This petition was renewed this year, and the. council endeavored to prepare, a larg-sr program in order to provide- the opportunity for other streets to obtain paving More than a dozen streets finally were included, and plane and specifications have been prepared. It is not the wish of the council Mr. Schleiter said', to force paving upon any street unless a majority of a«" property owners desire it. He said, however, .. -that it ; was much more: economical to carry out a o .general....paring-, program than one involving t>nly*pne or two streets. The mayor took a poll of those in the council chamber, finding about a dozen had come to'support •paving, while aboJt 25 others were there to object to paving. Several did not indicate how tfiey stood on the matter. - • ; The mayor announced that the hearing, would,.be -adjourned until the next-regular council meeting, Monday, August 7, and asked that all property owners desiring to file (Continued on Page Four) Stock Market's Hours Changed NEW YORK, <U.R) — Trading hours on the New York stock ex- hauge have been changed from noon to 3 p. m., to 11 a. r.i. to 2 \ m., effective Wednesday, and he exchange will be closed Sat- irday, July 29, the board of governors announced Tuesday. The New York curb exchange and produce exchange securities market took similar action on trad- hours nml also voUd. to close the exchanges Saturday. Balbo Leads Air Armada on Hop From New York NEW- YORK (UJ?)—General Italo Balbo, Italy's dynamic air minister, Tuesday led his fleet of 24 planes out of New York, homeward bound after the most r spec tacular mass flight in history. - The first triad of air galleons rose from the waters of Jamaica bay at a. m. CST, followed in rapid succession, by the remainder. oJ the winged squadron and headec due Lorth for Shediac, N B..From Shediac, the fliers hope to take off Wednesday for 'Shoal harbor, Nfd., their point of departure for the. long and dangerous flight direct to .Ireland. . Leaving New York, the squadron had flown more than 7,000 miles in a great circle from their home port to give the world a demonstration of flying efficiency unequalled In modern air maneuvers. Weather conditions were not the best and Dr. James H. Kimball; official forecaster for all Atlantic flights, reported the visibility poor between New -York and north New Englaafc points. General Balbo'Sx flagship * the second to the last to lift itself into the air and 15 minutes after the first winged ship roared over the bay, the entire flight was in progress. The full Roosevelt'* on page 5. text of President address fs printed France Raises Tariff on American Goods PARIS, (U.R)—American business men weer alarmed Tuesday when they learned France had unexpectedly raised the tariff on 70 American products including chemicals, paints, trunks, linoleum and boilers. The increases were put into effect secretly without the customary notification in the journal. The United States embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce did not know about it until -hey heard indirectly from custom inspectors. n *, ^^ Nevada Youth Held On Assault Charge NEVADA - Herbert Christy, Nevada youth who has been employed on a Job near Marengo, wag aTested by Sheriff J. R. Hat- >ry IVionday and turned over to own miinty authorities. Charges of assault with Intent to rommlt ape have be«n lUed afAinst Carlr- j WASHINGTON (EE)~Pledges of allegiance approaching war time fervor poured in on the .government Tuesday as Americans answered President Roosevelt's call for a united and immediate offensive to conquer the enemy of depression. "It will be done," was the slogan of thousands of messages which streamed to the white house in response to President Roosevelt's appeal to all employers, large apd small, to sign an agreement", fixing fair and uniform wages for all and spreading employment by shortening work hours. "A common covenant," the president called it—a covenant "in the name of patriotism and humanity." Way Is Charted The way to better times for all has been carefully charted, Mr. Roosevelt said in his-nationwide appeal Monday night, and "it Is time for courageous action." The president barely had finished speaking from his white house study before the telegraph wires into Washington were jammed with messages pledging support of big corporations,. small businessmen and consumers. An official of one telegraph company estimated the number of messages for Mr. Roosevelt would reach 10,000 before the morning was far advanced. His company Seld three-times the usual number of employes to handle the stream of responses that came in during he night. He said he could recall no such response to a presidentiaK.appeal since Woodrow Wilson in 1917 summoned the nation to a different kind of war. '^••"'"'••;. —•-• Asks United Actfbife-v Calling for the cooperation of the mtire-public as well as employers, dr. Roosevelt explained the re-employment campaign in phrases for he complete, understanding of the 'forgotten man." ' •,.' •.•;' "The proposition is simply this.: "If all employers will act togeth- r to shorten hours and raise wages we Can put people back to work, employers will suffer, - because the relative level of competitive ost; will advance by the same amount for all. But if any consid- •rable number should lag or shirk, his great opportunity will pass us y and we will go into another des- ierate winter. This must not hap- eh." That is the gospel that will be ammered home in eVery city and amlet of the land. The president's ddress set the keynote for thou- ands of speakers and campaign orkers under direction of the re- overy administrator who will car•y on the drive to obtain every em- loyer's signature to agreements setting a minimum wage, of $14 a week for industrial labor and ?15 for "white collar", employes. The chief' executive warned of penalties in the law for the. laggards but added that "I am now asking the cooperation that comes from opinion and conscience. These are;the only instruments we shall use in this great summer offensive against unemployment." Emphasizes Public Duty "But," he explained, "we shall use them to the limit to protect the willing from the laggard and to make the plan succeed." The public's duty, he emphasized, (Continued on Page Three) WE DO Soon you will see this badge, in red and blue, reproduced in shop windows,, on factories, on the labels of goods, on letterheads. I means that the proprietors of the factory or "shop displaying the sign, or the makers of goods bearing it, are co-operating with the national recovery administration by adopting the working condi tions which the administration believes necessary for recovery. The president himself has urged that organizations displaying this labe be patronized-rather than others which have refused to co-operate Strikirig Paragraphs From the President's Forceful Appeal _ WASHINGTON (U.P.)-Striking paragraphs from President Roosevelt's appeal for universal agreement to spread employment and increase "wages: action a few selfisli tn«n 'V^, .starvation wajjes and insist on long hours ; of work. Others. in that group must either follow suit or closeuip shop. "We have seen the result of action of that -kind in the continuing descent into the economic hell of the-- past four years." ^;tp ievei:tiat process : If all em- •plbyers iii'ea^coin^tititrgroUpiffgi^e to -pay their workers the same wages— reasonable wages— and require the same hours — reasonable hours — then higher Avages and shorter h^urs will hurt no employer." '•'We are not going thru another winter like the last. I doubt if ever any people so bravely and cheerfully endured a season half so bitter." - "It is time for courageous action and the recovery act- gives us the means to conquer unemployment." "The blanket agreements which I am sending to every employer will start the wheels turning now, and not six months from now." "I am now asking the cooperation that comes from opinion and from conscience. These are the otxly' instruments we shall use in this great summer offensive against unemployment." "I cannot guarantee the success of this nation-wide plan,' but" the people of this country can guarantee its success." Sidelights on the Call to Action WASHINGTON OLE)—Sidelights on President Roosevelt's call for united action to end unemployment and increase wages: Special Board Will Interpret Blanket Recovery Program WASHINGTON <UJ5) — The national recovery administration Tuesday set up a special committee headed by General Thomas H. Hammond to clarify and interpret provisions of the universal w&ge and hours agreement. The N. R. A. has been bombarded with hundreds of questions, particularly regarding the classification of various types of workers. The N. R. A- asked that all requests for. clarification of the "blanket code" be forwarded to Hammond by telegraph or mail. His committee will answer the queries by letter. One of the first messages received at the white house after' the address was a telegram which a woman in Great Neck, L. I., addressed to Mrs. Roosevelt. -It said: "After listening to your husband's wonderful appeal I have raised my maid's wages 10 per cent." The president told this story about Andrew Jackson to drive home his contention that the nation can end depression if it acts in unison and with determination: ' • "When Andrew Jackson. 'Old Hickory.' died, someone asked, 'Will he go to Heaven?' And the answer was. 'He will if he .wants, to.'. "If I am asked whether the American people will pull themselves out of this depression, I answer, 'They will if they want to'." Washington's sweltering weather made Mr. Roosevelt thirsty in the midst of his address, and he didn't mind if the.whole world knew it. The president paused for a moment to ask an attendant for a glass of water and his words of course were picked up by the microphones. "It is a very warm night in Washington, my friends,'' the president explained to his listeners. Army and navy aviators are doing their bit to aid the re-employment campaign. . _„.___.,. Service planes took off from the capital shortly after midnight to norae an( j community director of _ _ i Ji_*«lV.,it Inn f\f •nan't* *an>? crtiinf4 ^a£>10 of tho nrOClHprtt HPll VP>T"in2" 11* -. trt.*M HM _4^ ,.__._:__*}_.. ASSAULT WITHIN FIELD OF Businessmen, Workers Summoned to Mass Meeting Thurs, Lining up with President Roosevelt's national recovery program, and answering the president's plea for local cooperation, a group of Ames business men. are launching this week a drive against unemployment and for an active return' of business prosperity to Ames. . The assault will be concentrated; within the field of the building, in- ', dustry, in which it is estimated more than 200 Ames families are ; more or less directly dependent* for their livelihood. > The recovery program is being; instituted by a group to be knownj as the Ames Home Improvement.- association, in which membership' is being actively solicited now. It' is the hope of the organizers to? enlist in this group every business} firm touching upon: building activi-| ties — lumber and material dealers,* paint dealers, decorators and* painters, building contractors,! hardware dealers,, furnace dealers! in fact every business firm inter? ested in building, -remodeling, dec-' orating, repairing and moderinlz~ ing homes. Ample Money. Available t To augment the campaign, ant ample supply of money for flnanc-£ work, on Ames homes has been? made available thru the Amesi Building and Loan association byf virtue of its membership in the! federal home loan bank.' f There are three vital factors in! volved in the program: J 1. Only loans which will cre ate employment will be made al this time thru the federal mort gage loan resource. 2. Ames labor will be given viri tually an exclusive right to shan In the community recovery pro gram. 3. Workmen will be asked tc in .establishing, a just wages. During ijje low point O the depression, "cutthroat" com tition "among workmen forced the? wage scales to points far below ac-1 cepted standards of the, living? wage. ' * Mass Meeting Thursday The whole program will be es- (Continued on Page Seven) Clarence Daubert, 28, son of,Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Daubert of Ames, slipped and fell at the Denison, Iowa, municipal swimming pool, Saturday, ' and broke his back," 'Jake" Daubert, the father, reported Tuesday. Mr." Daubert was at Denison Monday night with his son n the Denison hospital. The younger-man- is. manager of :he ppol this summer, and was on. duty when, the. accident occurred, Busy with the preparations 'for the annual A... A. TJ. outdoor swimminfe championship meet scheduled at Denison next Sifcday, he son has turned'management of he meet over to his father, who s swimming coach at Iowa State :ollege. * • - The son is lying in a cast in the tospital, and it is impossible to ay yet what are his chances for bmplete recovery." ' 7 arm Bureau Heads Study Farm Relief CHICAGO (IIP) — Farm bureau eaders of mid western states met ere Tuesday to consider the new gricultural adjustment act and its "ffects on farmers. The meeting will serve as the annual summer session and train- ng course for farm bureau offl- ials. At the opening session group onferences were 'scheduled with ie following in charge of discusions: 0. W. Beeler. organization irector of the Iowa Farm Bureau ederation; Mrs. Charles Schuttler, ecretary of the Missouri Farm ureiu, and Mrs. E. V. Ripley. speed distribution of news and sound reels of the president delivering his appeal. Chinch Bugs Invade Flax Field Near Ames Chinch bugs in great swarms were discovered Tuesday morning in a flax field on the W. P. Coons farm, two and a half miles north of Ames, Mr. Coons reported to the Tribune-Times. The bugs were found under bottles used In growing the flax, and also were scattered all over the iel<3. A Urg* pan. of tnern had winga, he said. Mr. Former Ames Man, Now Editor In South, Asks Help for Schools Walter P. McGuire. a former many y.-rs at Second street and Coons , stat-d he had not noticed the bugs th« corn as yel. y at Marf>n*o. according to Sherff J. F. v<>tlkel, who came *ft«r him Monday. Ames resident, now editor, and publisher of the Southslde Virginia News at Petersburg, Is the author of an open letter to President Roosevelt which is arousing wide comment thruout the country. Utilization for the building and repair of rural public schools of some of the enormous federal funds which are being poured out to aid recovery of the building of roads. More than 30 years ago. recalls Mr. J. J. Grove of Ames, young Walter McGuire, then less than 20 years old, left Ames ,'o seek a. career In journalism. In those years h«» has workfid on papers In Minneapolis, New York and oth«r lnvsie cities. The McGuire family Hv«d for East avenue. His parents are buried in the Ames cemetery. A sister is the wife of Charles D. Reed, state meteorologist of Iowa. "We ask you. Mr. President," says Mr. McGuire in his open letter, "cannot you find a way to use for rural schools a pr.rt of the enormous sums now being or about to be poured out on the roads, which, tho Important, are not (as you surely will agree) more important to the future of America than the plants In which CITIZENS are manufnrturt-d. "The primary purpose of spending additional hundrpda of millions on roads Is o' tours* to provide employment. . . Con'tl not so:np (Continued on Page Seven) the Minnesota organization. AUNT LINDY SAYS- Boys are born with the "bawl" and as soon a; they are big enough t/ handle 'a bat they star playing

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