I Buy Something Buy something today, If only a l'tt!«. Your purcha** will help ' f •peed the return of prosperity. Ames Daily Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY VOLUMBLXVn Official Amet and Story County/ Paper UUt. IOWA, WEDMESDAY. JULY 38, 1933. WBATH1 fOEBOAIT Fair Wetfneaday ntpfet antf tttw*. day. Not much chanfe In ttmp*r- ature.» United Press Wire Service NO. 21 ASK HUGE CUT IN PORK PRODUCTION UNDER NATIONAL RECOVERY DRIVE Two Meetings Slated in Preparation for Campaign / Ames Is preparing to organize for action in the national patriotic drive for economic recover/, enlist- big in the army of local communities being mobilised $j President Roosevelt under the national industrial recovery act Two meetings are to be held this week for that purpose. First Is the meeting of representatives from some 30 or more civic organizations in the city, called by Mayor F. H. Schleiter for Wednesday night in the city hall, at 7:30 o'clock. - Second is the meeting to which all building tradesmen and Ames business men are invited, to be held Thursday at 7:30 o'clock in the Twin Star theater. • The mayor's conference will be aimed chiefly at definite organization of an' Ames campaign commit tee to serve under the guidance of Gen. Hugh Johnson, administrator of the national recovery act The meeting Wednesday night vras called at the instance of General Johneon, and is in line with similar conferences In virtually every city and town In the nation. Patriotic Campaign Mayor Schleiter Wednesday morning was awaiting further instructions from the NTRA board. The meeting Wednesday night will be for the purpose of setting up a local organization to carry out the president's program for making economic recovery a matter of patriotism, and which will serve as the agency for obtaining cooperation of all businesses and groups in the recovery campaign. The mayor said that invitations had been mailed to about 30 groups, but that in case any group was overlooked and desired to be represented, such group should arrange to send two representatives to the meeting. The ^nuraday night mass meeting Is~spedOcaUy lor business men and and free, but no children will be admitted, and adults not falling tmder the above classifications are not invited, due to the lack of space in the theater, which seats only about 350 persons. Extensive Program An extensive and highly interesting program has been arranged for this gathering, which is arranged as the opening barrage of a local recovery campaign in the field of building construction and building repair. All established business firms in Ames dealing in building materials, paint and decorating materials, plumbing fixtures, building hardware, furnaces, electric fixtures and other materials associated with the repairing, remodeling, decorating and modernizing of homes, and all building and allied contractors, have been specially invited to be represented at the mass meeting. All men normally employed in any of the building, decorating, plumbing, electrical or allied trades whether they are actually employed now or not, are also invited. The business men are being invited to unite in the organization of the Ames Home Improvement association, sponsored by a group qf material dealers. This is the group sponsoring the mass meeting Thursday night. Adequate Finances Available The home improvement campaign is based upon the assurance of adequate financing thru the federal home loan bank of Des Moines of which the Ames Building and Loan association is. a member. Adequate funds to finance all home improvement projects in Ames are available. The improvement campaign Is based on this resource. Loans will be confined only to improvement projects which give employment to Ames labor. The campaign will be thoroly explained at the mass meeting, and in addition, other interesting features are on the program. The meeting will open with a mo(Continued on P;ige Three) Wealthy Oil Man Held Captive by Kidnapers workmen in the building trades. Urschel, . allied trades. Af—ifef:-^ ~ -OMa., 1 ddnaped from "Bis home l>y two "machine gunners, Charles F. left above, millionaire oil operator of Oklahoma City, necame the center of a wide search thruout the southwest as members of his family offered ransom for his release. W. R. Jarrett, upper right, Urscbel's friend, was abducted with the wealthy oil man but was released after-an hour. Below is Urschel's palatial home where he and Jarrett were seized while playing cards. Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions ( for the answers. Turn to page 5 SUard units u , ! iVi hBt War m the Conwav cabal Intrigue occur? 4. Where in r the Holy land was tbr valley of Kidron? 5. When was the English set- tlpinpnt at Jamestown, Va., established? fi. What missionary order of the Catholic church was founded by St. vinrpnt de Paul? 7. Who wrote "Comedy of Er- rois'" X. What la cacao? 9. Name the capital of Llthu- ,10. \VJao v;as Leonardo da Vinci? REPEAL IN COURT Claim Illegality in the Conventions WASHINGTON (HE)—Prohibitionists revealed Wednesday that they hoped to block repeal by contesting the legality of state conventions in which the repeal amendment had been ratified by delegates elected at large. The., move contemplated by the drys is based on a decision of the supreme court of - Maine, which held that delegates to the state convention must be elected by districts. The dry challenge was directed specifically at New York and New Jersey. Cannon William Sheafe Chase outlined the reasoning under which delegate-at-large conventions approving repeal are to be challenged. "I am reasonably confident," Chase told the United Press, "that the elections in all states where the law authorizing them was similar to that in New York and New Jersey will be declared unconstitutional by the United States- supreme court. Delegates-at-large were preponderant in the conventions as' authorized in those two states. , "These elections will be declared void in my judgment on the same ground stated by the supreme court of Maine in reply to an Inquiry i from the senate of that state. The ( court said then: " 'It. is evident, therefore, that Jn every constitutional convention of which we have knowledge, delegates have been chosen, not at large, but from the various localities within the state. By this method, the requirement has been met that the members of the body se-! lected to make modifications of the fundamental law should fairly represent the people whom they serve. " 'In view of the foregoing we do not deem it permissible for the states under the terms of article five of the federal constitution, to organize a convention wherein the delegates entitled to participate are elected at large'." Chase said that on the basis of that decision it would be contended that conventions in most, of the states which have acted so far were not. truly representative and thai they were "not deliberative bodies as was clearly contemplated by those who wrote the constitution." "1 am confident, the supreme courj. will uphold this view mid that' rpppjii O f Din plghlppntli Amendment will be (Wealed," Chase 4 Central Iowa Posses Seeking Barrow Bandits DES MOINES. (LIE)—One of the most intensive manhunts ever conducted in this section got under : way shortly after 2 o'clock Wednesday . following a tip that fugitive members of the Barrow brothers gang are still in central Iowa. Four posses, two from Des Moines, one from Dallas county and the fourth from Boone county, armed with every conceivable crime fighting weapon, including short wave radio receivers, went into action- under the command of Park Findley, state criminal investigation bureau chief and United States department of justice agents. "Not a stone will be left unturned in an area comprising nearly 50 square miles," according to Findley, who hastily organized the searching groups by radio Wednesday afternoon following receipt of a tip which he described as coming from an "authoritative source. 1 ' Captain of Death Ship Is Doomed JANOSLAVL, Russia <D.E>—Nich- olas Andreeve, captain of an excursion steamer which overturned in the Volga July 14 and caused 70 persons, to drown was sentenced to death Wednesday. Leonid Kurapov, first mate, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and eight others alleged to share responsibility were given minor sentences. SUCCESS CERTAIN SAYS JOHNSON AS PLEDGES ROLL IN Recovery Administra tor Sees 6,000,000 in Jobs Soon WASHINGTON <UJ!>—The drive to ^nd unemployment advanced,on a mounting tide of .national support so great that Recovery Administrator Hugh Johnson Wednesday confidently was assured. declared victory "The country is at last aroused" Johnson said. "It is an irresistible march. Nothing will even hampei the president's program." . The government printing office, working three shifts, was rushing to all parts of the nation millions of copies of the voluntary agreements which all employers are asked to sign. Within the next day or two they will be placed in the hands of every businessman. Thousands of telegrams continued to pile up here, pledging abidance by these agreements, fixing a 35-hour week and minimum wage of 40 cents an hour for industrial labor and a 40-hour week and f!2- $15 minimum for office and store employes. Is Irresistible Force "They still are pouring Re-employment Offensive Pushed Ahead All Parts of Country Feel .Stimulus of the President's Campaign to Put Millions Back to Work Before Winter By UNITED PRESS President Roosevelt's re-employment offensive was pushed forward Wednesday on every sector. Recovery Administrator Johnson said success of the drive was assured by advance pledges of thou sands of employers that they would sign the voluntary agreement to spread employment and fix minimum wages for all. But he emphasized there would be no relaxation in the effort to brin,r every business man, large or small, under the blanket code. President Roosevelt asked the aid of all state governors. Preparations were rushed for intensive campaigning in every city and town. A new report from the federal reserve board supported the administration's that mass purchasing tower must be increased at once. The board's figures showed that while industrial production »in June was the highest since July, 1931 employment and wages lagged behind. The American Federatioi of Labor reported that over 11.000.000 persons still are out of work, altho more than 1,500.000 have found jobs since March. The navy department prepared to open bids on construction of 21 warships, beginning a building program that will provide jobr for 1S.OOO men. Factions of the oil and lumber industries continued to wrangle over their codes. Johnson pressed for early settlement of the controversies. Hearings began* on the men v ' clothing code. Grain exchanges were ready to ->Ht in-.effect a se~ies of voluntary reforms to curb -peculation. The government stood ready to sfep in and take control if the self-imposed restrictions fail to stabilize the markets. TOASCE1 in, Johnson said in an address, "and they present a cross section of employers, great and small, so thoro as of itself to insure success. The power of this people once aroused and united in ja- fixed purpose is the most irresistible force in the 'world." Johnson was beset by many problems and disputes, but he viewed them as only "minor annoyances" along the main road which he is confident will lead to re-employment of 6,000,000 men by Labor day Controversies continued to rage in conferences over the codes for the oil and lumber industries. Johnson, tireless former army general, continued to exert pressure -° quick agreements. .' '''"-. He was facedlklso w|th> demands that he Mtereede to avert further difficulties between capital and labor in the textile, steel and bituminous coal industries. Hundreds of Complaints The labor advisory board has received hundreds of complaints of action against union employes in a variety of industries. The complaints fall into two groups: 1. Alleged widespread discharges in the cotton textile industry, now operating under a code of fair competition. 2. Charges that many union men are being discharged in the coal and steel industries, and in many cases being evicted from their homes. For the first group the advisory board is counseling slow action on the theory .that a* revolutionary change such as the textile code will require some time to Become really effective. For the second group the advisory board is urging that Johnson take immediate action. Complaints before the labor board declare that steel and coal employers, not yet under codes, are preparing for company union systems by discharging workers who belong to outside unions, notably those of the American Federation of Labor. The board believes Johnson has authority to stop such action without waiting for the industries to come under specific codes. Prince of Wales Invited to Attend World's Fair Rodeo CHICAGO UIE)—An invitation for the Prince of Wales to attend the world's fair rodeo next month was sent Wednesday by officials of the Century of Progress exposition. Officials said they understood the prince planned to visit the fair either in August or September. The invitation asked the prince to lead the grand entry of rodeo participants into Soldier field, where events will be held. The rodeo opens Aug. 25. Balloonist^ Ready For Record Flight CHICAGO (ILE)-rLt. Com. T. G. W. Settle announced Wednesday that his ascension* would .be postponed at least untilThursday night due to unfair atmospheric conditions. He had hoped, for a take-off Wednesday .night; but - partial dissipation of a high pressure area over Chicago led him to delay the takeoff. CHICAGO OXE) — An ascent Into the stratosphere, farther into heights above the. earth than man ever has flown, may be attempted Wednesday night if favorable weather conditions continue to spread over the central west. Scientific preparations for the flight %ere completed Tuesday night when the weather bureau reported that meteorological conditions were clearing. - : ' Lieutenant Commander T^<5. W. Sjttie, veteran United-States navy '' : *' alone. Previously' it had; planned that Jean? Piccard, who directed the first fligh. into space above the atmosphere, would accompany him. Dr. Piccard, however, will act as ground pilot .for .the ascent. He directed installation of scientific instruments which, it is expected will obtain data to prove one of two opposing theorist* on the cosmic day. Lieut. Settle hopes to ascend higher than 53,000 feet, slightly more than 10 miles, to obtain the information. At that height the •temperature will be about 70 degrees below zero and, because of the rarified conditions, air pressure on the inside of the seven-foot gos- (Coritinned on Page Eight) Billions in Federal Financing Now Await Secretary Woodin's Return WASHINGTON, (HE) — Grave 2. Refinancing of the govern- problems involving billions in fed- ment's unwieldly short-term float- eral financing await the return of in g d ,^ bt and refunding of billions Secretary of Treasury Woodin °' dollars * long-term deb at low- from his enforced absence caused er interest rates if possible, by overwork during the spring 3. Determination of the admini- banking crisis. stration's money policy to carry Woodin has been away about a out President. Roosevelt's theory month, recuperating fro;n a throat of an "honest dollar" with stable ailment. Treasury officials expect purcba.sing power, him to return shortly. They deny 4. Administration of the deposit vigorously the recurrent rumors insurance provisions of the bank- that he intends to resign. ing act of 1933 which became ef- Tlie treasury since March has^ ect ' v e January 1. and possible been concentratinc; its energies on^a^ing of substitute measure to the reopening of banks. Manyremove some of the revolutionary other important matters have been Provisions of the act. forced into the background but 5 - Collecting of millions of do!will soon require action. lars in processing taxes to pay Among the major problems con-bowUles tor farmers to reduce fronting the treasury are: acreage under the 'arm bill and 1. Financing of' the govern- assis l ni ' c e '0 the farm crpdll ad- mont's $.1,300.000,000 puhll, worksm!' 1 '^™'!"" nnd nonl( owners' prognun Uini Hit «!<• of addition-' onjl ''orponition in ilioir mtompt al government bonds. (Continued on Page Time) Italian Armada Lands Safely ait Shoal Harbor SHOAL HARBOR, Nfd. (HE) — eneral Salop's Italian air_ squad ron, en route across the ocean tc Italy after Its epic flight to Chicago landed here Wednesday. The firs section of 11 planes came down a 1:35 p. m. CST. The flight from Shediac was approximately 515 miles. One plane ;he Irovi, was forced down. Th other 23 planes made a good land. ng on the waters of the harbo here. The Italian yacht Alice was here to.act as supply ship. Aboard th yacht and ashore were spare parts sufficient to construct entire new planes, and Italian air force me Panics were ready to overhaul and refuel the planes before their 2,00( mile, flight back across the At Ian tic. Sign on Dotted Line and Get Blue Eagle of NRA—Johnson By United Press With NIRA—Here is a simple and authoritative explanation of the NIRA by Administrator Hugh Johnson: "You will receive in the mail about July 27, an. envelope with two pieces of paper and an addressed envelope in it. One piece of paper is the president's agreement. Sign on the dotted line and fill out the information called for. Then put it into effect at once. - "On Aug.. 1, sign the other piece of paper, which says that you have carried out your agreement. Turn it into your postoffice and you will be given the blue eagle of the NRA on a poster or window sticker. * "This agreement means that if you employ any factory or rnechan ical worker, you will not pay him less thaii 40 cents an hour or work him more than 35 hours a week except that if you were paying less (Continued on Page Seven) AIMEE PLANNING CROSS PC! iTiON Still Loves Her Great Heart Husband x By FREDERICK G. OTHMAN United Press Staff Correspondent ABOARD S.S. CITY OF HAVRF, Bnroute to Baltimore (By wireless to United Press)— Aimee Semple McPherson Mutton, decided Wed^. band." David>Hutton. had D'een Police Car Is Ambushed; 2 Slain by Gang CHARLESTON, W. Va. (HE) — A police car en route to the state penitentiary with a prisoner was ambushed early Wednesday by four gunmen, who killed one deputy sheriff and wounded another in order to capture and slay the prisoner. _ ''*-'•' The body of the convicted man. still handcuffed later was found In Huntington, W. Va. General Balbo Leads, Takeoff SHEDIAC. N. B. (U.E) — Italy's seaplane fleet, homeward bouncj after Its visit to the United States, left Wednesday for Shoal Harbor, N. F.. whence it will fly the Atlantic. General Italo Balbo. commanding the fleet, took off at 8:48 a. m., EOT, with the other planes following. The 24 seaplanes were fueled soon after their arrival late Tuesday, and all was ready for the start for Shoal Harbor which is on the west side, of Trinity Bay. Two More lowans Victims of Water By United Press Two more drownings were re ported in the state Tuesday night. At. Cedar Rapid*. Ralph Smith, 15, fell from i- dam Into a mill race. His body was recovered two hours ater, Joe Brone, 2S. Dubuque, was drowned In Lnkf Veosta, near Du- buqnp \vlien hr sieppcd Into a hole, ^omjvnlons divert for t'ls body and atoi fin-wen wrrr called to drpg lit lake. off oa a vaudeville tour while she | was away in Paris. On that ground, she said she would file a. crosssuit for.divorce just as soon as ahe can get back to Los Angeles.- : " • '•.':• .. "Altho I .shall love, him always, the Four-Square gospel :unies first and it doesn't, approve of vaudeville"" she explained. Dimpled David;- who used to sing in the Angelus temple where Mrs. Hutton preaches her "four square gospel," already has filed suit for divorce. In fact, a process server was reported to be waiting at the dock in Baltimore where Mrs. Hutton was to land Wednesday, Completing the journey which was interrupted when the City 4 of Havre laid over Tuesday at Norfolk, Va. Aimee had a hard time deciding what she would do about that process server. At first she thought she would try to dodge, him and delay the proceedings until could talk things over with David After talking with her attorney however, she said she would we corne him with open arms and ac cept the summons! "Then," she said, "I .will file th cross suit charging mental crue ty." Aime-e kept to her cabin as th City of Havre made its way u the • Chesapeake bay during thunderstorm. But she dldn' (Continued on Page Eight) bullets which stopped the officers' car shortly after it had left Charleston killed Deputy Roy Shamblin and wounded Deputy G.Ju. Dudley, who was:~drlving; * • '.The; dead prisoner was Homer Harper, 19, who was under sentence of 25 years for armed robbery. Harper was jerked from the bullet riddled automobile in which he was being taken to the penitentiary as it came to a halt under the murderous fire from the four vindicative gangsters. The. gunmen's car crept up on the officers' automobile, traveling in the .same direction. Without warning a thunderous volley of shots struck the car.' Milwaukee Man Held as Suspect In Extortion Plot PRIMGHAR (U.R)—O'Brien coun ty authorities Wednesday held Charles V. vierck, 53, Milwaukee in connection with an attempt to extort ?5,000 from A. J. Sieh, 75 Southerland, la., lumberman. Vierck was arrested and held in lieu of $20,000 bond on charges of blackmail and threatened -kidnap ing. after he visited a pasture in which Sieh had been warned to leave the money. Sieh received a series of notes threatening him with kidnaping un- ess he left the money in the pasture in a pail. Officers said that stationery resembling the paper bearing the kidnaping notes was ound in Vierck's room. The first of the notes was received July 12 ieh said. Vierch, who claimed innocence vhen ararigned before Mrs. C. D. eck, justice of the peace here, decided to waive to the grand jury. Sheriff Ed Leemkull and a squad if deputies hidden in a cornfield idjoining the pasture made the ar- eit as Vierck entered the field. Vierck said he had been visiting ,u aunt at Calumet, la. IS NAMED INSPECTOR WASHINGTON' (I'.P)— Reforestft- ion Director Robert FVtchner VednesJay appointed ar, special In- pector for emergency conaerva- ion work to check conditions at > cnnips. l,*vern« B. Herring of Molnrs, son of Governor Clyde Herring. DES- MOINES, (CE>—Iowa was enjoying • sea-coast weather Wednesday with temperatures reported as slightly below normal. Albia reported 88 degrees as the highest in the state Tuesday, while Atlantic, late scene of excessrve tem- peratuies, recorded 51 degrees as the state's low temperature, Wednesday morning. Continued fair weather was forecast by Federal Meteorologist Charles D. Reed. , 5 MILLION LBS, Committee Studymg Plan to Raise Prices CHICAGO <UE)—A recommendation that 5,000,000 pounds of pork and pork products be removed from the American market" before January 1 was made- by; the national hog and corn committee, representing 25 states, at the conclusion of a conference here Tuesday night. Another recommendation urged reduction of 2,500,000 pounds of pork in the coming marketing year. The committee suggested f^ur methods for establishing pre-war parity for hog prices: 1. By sale or donation to relief agencies under agreement that their normal purchases of meat will not be reduced. 2. By making low grade hogs and hog products into tankagft and the lard from, them into soap. 8. By making benefit payments to farmers for removal from production, or marketing channels of light pigs and piggy sows. 4. By levying substantial processing taxes on all hogs marketed at weights above 225 pounds. Government Ready to Control Market WASHINGTON (C.P.) — The farm recovery administration Wednes.- day was prepared to step in aui control the grain exchanges if' they fail to abide by" reforms to curb speculation. Leaders of the grain trade left here Tuesday with promises of better behavior on the part of the exchanges. They carried back to their col- graiB. ness this time: The reforms they promised put into effect were regarded as leaders of the They include: satisfactory by administration. 1. Margin requirements will be specified in the rules of the exchanges and will become increasingly heavy, as an individual speculator's line is extended. This is expected to eliminate near-corners by operators. 2. Permanent limitations of the daily fluctuations of each grain. This is designed to prevent erratic price movements. In time of a disorganized market/ time would be given to find support. . --' . 3. Elimination of indemnity trades. These are similar to the puts and calls of the . stock exchanges. By this means, speculators have been able to make heavy commitments which are not reportable to the exchange. 4. Limitation of the specula- lives holdings of any one. person. This would prevent recurrence of last week's situation, in ; which, one trader was found long oa 12,000,000 bushels of corn. Mercury Touches 90 Degrees Here Further rise, in temperature was in ?vidtnee Wednesday, the mercury reaching the 90-degree mark about i p. m., dropping momentarily one degree. It is probable the peak temperature for the day will be in the lower nineties. The skies remained virtually clear for the third day this week. Temperature readings at the municipal light plant were: Tuesday, 2 P- m.. So; 3 p. m., 86; 4 p. in.. 86: 5 p. m.. 85:,6 p. m., 84: 7 p. m., SI: 8 p. m.. ?7; 9 p. m.. 74: 10 p m.. 72; 11 p. m.. 70: 12 p. m.. 69: Wednesday, i a. m.. 65; 2 a. m., 65: 3 a. m.. 55; 4 a. m.. 64; 5 a. m., 63; C a. m.. 54; 7 a. m.. 68; J a. m.. 72; 9 a. m,. 76; 10 a. tn., SO: 11 a. m., S4: 1.2 M.. 88: 1 p. m.. 90: 2 p. m.. 89. Maximum temperature Tuesday. 56 degrees. 2:30 to 4:50 p. m.: minimum Wednesday. 63 degrees. :40 to 5:55 a. m. Barometer steady, reading 29.3 nches.at 2 p. m. Lindy and Anne on Exploration Hop in Greenland GOTTHAAB. Greelaud, OLE) — Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lind- b.ergl- were engaged Wednesday in. a survey of little known Greenland, Thay tootc off In their seaplane Tuesday for Holstensborg, farther up the west coast—their first halt on a series of exploratory flights In which' they plan to cover the long coast line of Greenland and to fly over the inland icecap, rising from" 8.000 to 10,000 ieet The Lindbergh's took feel for 15 hours' flight and- provisions and water sufficient to last a month. DISPERSE MARCHERS CHICAGO OLE) — Three hundred police charged a parade of 60 "hunger marchers" Wednesday and dispersed the group in a pitched battle which halted traffic for blocks on Michigan boulevard. Forty-one men and one woman were arrested. Strike of Airplane Pilots Is Averted CHICAGO. (U.Et — A strike of United Air Lines pilots ovev wages nd hours of work was averted Vednesday by an agreement to be ffective. until a code is establish- d under the national recovery act. The decisio.. affected 260 pilots nd co-pilots. With faster planes 'eing placed in service, pilots rte manded retention of pay on a ha- Is of miles flown. Officials askfd or an hourly rate, which would eep pllrt's an-wnl Inconx; on the ir?sont basis. At a joint confer- nee pllotfl and officials tsreerf to onitnu« the present wage «calp. AUNT LINDY SAYS- Some take a joke in the same spirit they do any other needed medicine — with a wry face.
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