Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on July 27, 1933 · Page 6
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Ames, Iowa
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Thursday, July 27, 1933
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Buy Something Buy »om*thlng today, if only a 'ittlt. Your purchase will h«lp •pod th« return of prosperity. Ames Tribune Times STORY OUNTY'S DAILY WRATHE1 fOEgOAIT Generally fair Thursday nlfht and Friday. Slightly wanner Thure- day night In north central and extreme northeast portion. VOLUME LXVn Official Amei and Story County Paper AMES, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1933. United Press Wire Service HO. RECOVERY AGREEMENTS DISTRIBUTED AMES PLEDGES NRA SUPPORT IN CODE DRIVE Mayor Heading Drive; Executive Comm. Selected NRA Marshals Wartime Spirit for Recovery Drive Johnson, Admin- as- Central Hugh fstrator, National Industrial ministration, Washington, O. C. Ames civic organizations sembfed In mass meeting voted unanimously to support the national industrial recovery admlni- stratlon, and to lend their fullest cooperation to the president in his efforts to restore the nation to •eonomle stability. Ames awaits your further Instructions. F. H. Schlelter, Mayor of Ames, General Chairman Ames Recovery Campaign. The above telegram was dispatched from Ames Wednesday morning by Mayor Schleiter. It was ordered at the meeting of By RODNEY DUTCHBR NEA Service Writer (Copyright, 1933, NEA Service, Inc.) WASHINGTON—Dust off your old wartime spirit! The NRA is going ov«r the top to chase the Huns of depression. Remember the liberty loan drives—the meatless days and the gasless Sundays? • .Well, here's Uncle Sam again, asking each one of us—125,000,000 of us—to do fcis or her bit in the nation's unprecedented attempt to bring back prosperity by increasing buying power. Recovery Ad-1 The other eflort was a mere war. This one is the most ambitious representatives civic groups, of many Ames held Wednesday night in the city hall, at which time an Ames organization was tentatively set up to function in the national recovery campaign. Mayor Sdbieiter was chosen general chairman of the Ames campaign, and then the gathering proceeded to tie selection of an executive committee which will stand prepared to act Immediately trpon receipt of further Instructions from Administrator Johnson. Executive Comm. Personnel The following names were approved for the executive committee: John H. Ames, Claud Coy- keadall. Prof. George M. Fuller, Or. E. B. Bush, Mrs. Hiram Munn, Mrs. Adolph Shane and Mrs. J. B. Davidson. • This committee was carefully selected first by a nominating conv i&ittee appointed by Mrt Schlelter at .the request of the entire gathering. The nominating committee 'included Clark D. Tilden, G. Hoger XJler."&&&• Thomas 1". Crocker. 'TA«f dominating committee spent considerable time to Its selections, seeking to recommend for the -executive committee persons who are well known In the community, yet not personally interested In any specific line of commercial activity falling under the various trade codes In the recovery campaign. When the nominating committee's recommendations were read, they were, unanimously approved by the entire gathering. Message Ordered It was on motion made by John It is economic experiment in nistory • short of Russia's revolution, designed to put 6,000,000 persons back to work bjj^Labor day. The men who promoted and put over the liberty loan drives have returned to Washington. They describe themselves as "sales managers of the new deal." .They will hurl the gospel of. recovery at us thru every avenue of publicity and every vehicle of public opinion. An avalanche of propaganda is $ = — being unleashed to, convince us that the employer with. the NRA blue eagle membership insignia in his window is entitled to our support. Stickers by Millions Such an employer — your local merchant, for instance — will have signed President Roosevelt's blanket agreement providing a 35-hour week acd a $14 weekly minimum wage for industrial employes and a 40-hour week with a $12 to $15 minimum wage for white collar workers. Business men are to be convinced that only by coming in on this plan can they put more money in circulation and assure the purchase of more goods. Twenty million NRA_"consumer" stickers—showing the blue eagle and the motto "We Do Our Part" In red, white and blue—have been made by 30 factories on rush order. NRA members will distribute them /me to each customer who signs a pledge card promising to support and patronize employers operating under the plan. Those stickers are for rear windows of automobiles and windows of homes. The theory is that few employers will have the nerve to refrain from membership, altho NRA officials frown on suggestions of "boycott" or "coercion." Speakers Recruited The war's Four-Minute Men wii; be succeeded by NRA's "two min ute men," armed with a speaker'fa manual and a speech. You wii hear them, according to present plans, in theaters, churches and schools, before every organization which iolds meetings and "in every, public place." Speeches will be along this line: "In the general deflationary process profits were narrowed by declining business. Wages shrank and knocked down consuming power. That hit the retailer and damaged the manufacturer, rose enormously. Unemployment Then landlords found their property values going down and all investments tumbled in value. The way to restore prosperity is by spreading employment and SjSiJiGg 'wages, which can't be done unless everybody does it" Tons of literature—code agreements, instructions, textbooks for local campaigns, prepared copy for newspapers—are being poured out of Washington. Broadcasting stations, beginning with the president's address to the country will plug the theme song continuously. Movie companies have been recruited and one is doing a two- reeler with scenes and show how the depression, develop- newspictures, plot animated charts to in w* M f 9 u • ?* W * ,? re these four strate aists in the NRA propaganda campaign, pictured in.Washington shaping p ans to enhst 125,000,000 Americans in the drive to route the depression Left to right, seated, Louis J. Alber and Charles F. Homer; standing, Labert St. Clair and Frank R. Wilson ed, to show our interdependence on our neighbors' prosperity and low we can "do our part" Short NRA subjects will be available for all theaters. . Local "NRA campaign commit- ees" already are being organized n nearly all communities of more than 10,000 population, represent- ng business, civic, welfare, labor and all other important groups. This is the present plan of local Tganization: Each local committee will appoint a man as "general," and a woman as "co-general." Under them will betas' many "captains" as may be needed, depending on the city's size. Each "captain" will command 10 persons. The duty of these "troops" will be, first, to makfe block canvases of merchants and other employers and make a census of compliance with the blanket code; second, to make a census of the unemployed, catalog them by trades-and study expanding industries with an effort to get the unemployed absorbed. Hug* "Selling" Task The other chief task of the local committees will be the education of small business men and consumers. The NRA estimates that about 80 per cent of business men belong to no trade associations and that most of them will have to be "sold." There are about 5,000,000 employers in the United States and the campaigners will be after nearly all of them. Above the local '^committees will be special regional and state recovery boards. Among ambitious plans under consideration is-one thru which the 17.000 automobile dealers would try to canvas more than 20,000,000 automobile owners in an attempt to get NRA stickers on every motor car. Organizer's of the great drive insist that they will avoid "ballyhoo" and spectacular stunts. They promise to make no appeal to mass hysteria and say. that they will appeal conservatively to "self-interest" rather than to any spirit of sacrifice. Quartet Directs Drive The four "men recruited by Administrator Hugh Johnson are NRA's "sales managers" are; Director of public relations, in charge of campaign: Charles F Homer of Kansas City. A veteran Chautauqua executive, Horner became commander of all the liberty loan speakers and kept 20,000 of them' moving and talking. He has been a rancher, banker, lawyer and newspaper editor. Chief of organization: Frank R. Wilson of Sioux City, la., former newspaperman, who sold the federal farm loan system to the agri cultural west in the campaign year of Ipl6 and was director of public- ity'for the last three liberty loan drives. He was associated with D. W. Griffith and now owns a motion picture financing and distribution corporation. Director of newspaper division: Labert St. Clair of New York, former Washington newspaperman who was assistant to Wilson in the liberty loan campaigns and lately has been associated with Barron Collier. Director of speakers' bureau: Louis J. Alber of Cleveland. Horner's liberty loan drive assistant, who is also an old chautauqua man. Working with these four as liaison man to interpret adfninistra- tion policies for tradesmen and the public .is Gen. Thomas S. Hammond of Chicago, president of the Illinois Manufacturers' association. General Hammond has been given the title of executive director of the unemployment program. ON PUBLIC Employment Offices to Enroll Labor M KANSAS CITY, Mo. flLE) _ W. Frank Persons, director of the National Reemployment service, explained plans Thursday for enrolling the unemployed for the million Judge that the group voted to noti- j J° DS expected to be available under ify General Johnson of the support and cooperation he may expect from Ames in the recovery campaign. ~ The council chamber was well filled with people representing many organizations and groups in the city. While the nominating committee was deliberating upon selection of a campaign executive (Continued on Page Nine) lESRfl. (Special to the Tribune-Times) WASHINGTON—The Ames post- office plans have been approved in the supervising architect's office of the treasury department, and now await an appropriation under the national industrial recovery act. Drawings were completed early this month, and were "routed" for check by the several technical divisions of the architect's office before receiving the final 0. K. . Specifications for construction public works program, here to 16 state reemployment directors. Persons said card index registration is to be started immediately in the 24 states having employment offices. County offices, some 2,000 of them, will be established in states having no state offices. A million will be enrolled by December, he said. Persons will go from here to the Pacific coast. State directors .present included: Paul C. Winner, Milwaukee; W. A, Rooksberry, Little Rock; Roy Jacobs, Chicago; Hans Pfund, Des Moines; Sam Wilson, Topeka; E. F. Seiller, Louisville; Rufus Foster, New Orleans; 0. D. Hollenbeck, Minneapolis; M. A. Lewis, Jefferson City; James Taylor, Bismarck, S. D.; H. S. Collins, Firesteel, S- D., and Greem Benton, Nashville. Iowa Business Response to President's Appeal State Advisory Boards Named WASHINGTON (OR) — The appointment of state advisory boards under the federal public works administration was announced by DBS MOINE-3 (HE) — A state of almost wartime enthusiasm characterizes the recovery activities of lowans this .week with telegrams to and from Washington, D. C., an almost hourly; occurence. NRA requests for local committee on recovery brot replies from the chambers of commerce in Des Moines, . Fort Madison, Fort Dodge, Oskaloosa, Dubutme, Sioux City, Ottumwa, Davenport, Nekton, Waterloo, Muscatine, Boone, Clinton, Burlington, and Ames. Mayor F. H. Schleiter, Ames, la., after a telegraphic request from Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, called a meeting of representatives from all civic organizations Wednesday for the purpose of instigating a program of recovery education t and organization. Recovery Administrator Johnson's telegram said, "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." Approximately 400 retailers from southeastern Iowa vigorously endorsed Roosevelt's general-code at a recovery conference at Washington," la. I. Rothschild, who Issued invitations for the Washington meet ing; acted as- chairman. Speakers were: Iowa- Congressman E. C. Eicher; Wilson Reed, Burlington district Internal revenue collector; •N. H.^Neilson, secretary of the Des Moines retail merchants bureau, C. W. Bond, secretary of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. A meeting of retailers from Keo- fcuk, Ft. Madison, Burlington and nearby towns, to follow up the one at Washington, la., was to be held at Ft. Madison Thursday. A- 52- hpiir week tvith a 40-hour maximum for any one employee at a minimum of $14 a week, %as to be the plan discussed at the meeting. Davenport business men this week Indicated" their readiness to cooperate and were awaiting the formation cf a chamber of commerce recovery committee. Waterloo Retail Merchants asso- (Continued on Page Three) will be prepared next, and upon Secretary of Interior Ickes Thurs- appropriation of funds for this particular job, will be mimeographed, and duplicate blueprints made. Ames was not included in the first list of projects approved by the public works board, but a second list of approvals is expected this week, and still more later. The Ames project will be in one of the later groups, treasury officials believe. Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page nine fop tne answers. . I. Who ran for president on the 3. Which is the most used letter of the English alphabet 4. In what, country do the various kinds of cactus grow most abundantly? 4 5. Where are the Sandwich Islands? 6. How Is vinegar made? 7. Ts a whale a fish? 8. Where is the city of Kilkenny? 9. When was St. Augustine, Pla., fettled by the Spnnlnrds 10. Wbo was Jack Cade? day Boards of three members were named for every state with the exception of Texas, where four were selected. The boards included: Iowa: Harold M. Cooper, Mar(Continued on Page Three) Here's Something New in the World, Church Beer Garden ALLERTON, 111.. (UJR) — A church-sponsored beer parlor soon may be operating here. Members of the German Evangelical church, according to reports received here, plan to combat bootleg liquor by sponsoring a beer parlor and paying all license fees. They believe a well-operated beer garden will contribute to the community's sobriety. Recovery Blanks Not Received Here The blank forms for code agreements to be signed by employers of labor had not been received in Ames up to noon Thursday by Postmaster L. C. Tilden. They are expected momentarily, Mr. Tilden said, and will bo* distributed not iater than Saturday, unless they are delayed en route to Ames. The postofflca Is prepared to send the forms to all employers by mull carriers at once upon arrival, "Not a Failure," Says Pres. Roosevelt LONDON OLE)—The world economic conference, which convened with high hopes of lifting the nations from their economic distress, adjourned Thursday with [nothing accomplished/ but with I the encouragement of a message from President Roosevelt saying it was not a failure and was not dead. National Guard Truck Explodes, 1 Dead, 23 Hurt PANA, m. OJ.E>—One dead and 23 injured was the toll Thursday from an explosion which wrecked a national guard truck bringing soldiers to their homes from duty in the Taylorville mine area. As the truck was proceeding on state highway 20, a sheet of name suddenly swept thru the car. It was accompanied by a terrific explosion. The 30 militiamen in the truck were trapped by the fire. j Secretary of State Cordell Maurice Harper, 20, was burned Hull also expressed hope in one fatally. Sixteen others suffered ' ~ serious burns before they were able to escape thru windows. They were treate-d at local hospitals and the remaining returned to barracks in Christian county. Officials said a broken gasoline line caused the fire and explosion. Chicago to Save $5,000,000 on Its School's Budget CHICAGO, OJ.E) — A $5,000,000 economy program became effective in Chicago schools Thursday despite shouted protests of thousands of parents who claimed (he action wrecked the city's educational system by curbing vital departments. At a meeting punctuated with cfirs a>nd heckling from several hundred persons who jammed the room, the boarJ of eduction reaffirmed Its stand behind the economy program. The action will elimlnnto many junior high school?, rpmve athletics In dozens of schools and pfferl similar retrenchments in other activities. accomplishments. Prime Minister J. Ra-msay MacDonald. president of the conference, declared that the recess is not a finish. The conference adjourned with some doubt that it would ever reconvene, despite the optimistic speeches. President Roosevelt's message was brief. It was read by Cordell Hull, chief American delegate, as the leaders of delegations rose one by one and gave their versions of the reasons that led to deadlock and the decision to recess indefinitely. As a result of the conference, the president said, people in (he United States better understood European problems and European statesmen better understood United States problems. The message was a complete surprise to delegates, who were talking Informally and rending newspapers as the desultory meeting proceeded. MacDonald, between speeches of delegates, had announced Hull INVITED TO MEET Mayor Calls Conference for Fri. Night Invitations to all other towns in Story county to be represented at a- meeting of retail merchants in 'Ames, Friday night were mailed Thursday by Mayor F. H. Schleiter. The invitations were addressed to the mayors of Nevada, Story City, Roland, McCallsburg, Zearing, Gilbert, Fernald, Huxley, Slater, Cambridge, Maxwell, Collins, Colo, Iowa Center and Elwell. Each mayor was asked .to see that his town was represented by one or more persons at the Friday meeting. The assembly will be held at 7:30 p. m. in the city hall. The Associated Retailers organization in Ames is the sponsoring group. An effort will be made to set up an agreement for opening and closing hours for all retail establishments in the county on an equal basis. Each mayor in the county was asked to have his local delegates instructed to cooperate in every.was possible in making the effort to establish an agreement successful. • i It Is reported here that the Boone grocers and meat dealers met Wednesday night and fixed regular^business hours for 45 groceries and markets from 8 a. m. until 5:30 p. m., the closing hour being extended to D p. m., Saturday. It was agreed that none would be open on Sunday. Other merchants in Boone are to meet Thursday night to take similar action. WallaceJReady to Apply license Plan to Control Milk Industry WASHINGTON, OLE)—Legal ex-, trial recovery administration, also perts of the farm recovery administration Thursday completed what they believed to be an airtight blanket license to stamp out racketeering and cut-throat competition in the milk distributing Industry. * ; : The license will be "applied first to distributors in the Chicago area. It will be th^ first time that the licensing system has been invoked and its application there may bring i. court test of. the government's power to enforce agreements under the recovery acts. Terms of the license will be disclosed simultaneously with announcement of the adoption of the Chicago orderly marketing agreement between producers and distributors of m Ik. The announcement may be made Thursfay. The licensing system in general provides that all conce.-ns directed to comply with an agreement must do so on penalty of fines ranging up to 11.000 a day. The agreement between Chicago producers and distributors, which roughly corresponds to the has been carefulis scrutinized by the legal experts of the administration. The compact was sent several days ago to be signed by all parties. The agreement will serve as a pattern for milk marketing agreements in all principal cities. Hearings, have beei held on proposed agreements for Evahsville,- Ind., Atlanta, Ga., Boston. Mass., Balti-' more» Md., and St. Paul-Minneapolis, Minn. As soon as the Chicago situation is disposed of, it is believed that agreements and licenses for those areas will be proclaimed. Secretary of Agriculture Wallace announced more than two weeks ago that the licensing system would be resorted to thruout the milk industry to assure fair prices to both producers and consumers. Only the desire that the licensing action should be ' proof against violation as well as against any court test delayed its immediate imposition. The faith of the farm administration in the work of its law- EMPLOYERS GET PACTS TO SIGN WITH ROOSEVELT Drive for Signatures to Cover Every Block WASHINGTON '(U.E)— Voluntary agreements to shorten -working hours and establish minimum wages were placed in the hands of employers thruout the country Thursday. Attached to the printed > forms, was a personal message from the president of the United States urging prompt signature and compliance with the re-employment drive now going forward with all the fervor of a war time appeal to patriotism. Postmen were given the task of distributing the agreement forms WASHINGTON OJ.P)—Sev- enty million pieces of printed matter — with the blue eagle of NRA emblazoned on every one of them—are being rushed to campaign committees who will carry on President Roosevelt's reemployment drive. The material includes posters and window cards for cooperating business men and stickers which consumers can paste in the windows of their homes and automobiles. to every one of the 5.000,000 large and small employers in the nation. The agreements provide a work week of 35 hours and a wage of at least 40 cent., an hour for factory workers and industrial labor. For clerks, store employes and other "white collar" workers the maxii mum -work week is 4.0 hours, -with a minimum wage of ;|12 to $15 via week, depending on the size of the cltv ^V ; - T j(ifci, ; 'i%.. ' "' ^i^inin-istra^Tor wants £hf_ t *"" t to go into effect at « once so there can be a quick spread of employment ah«& increase in mass purchasing power. The campaign for signatures, however, will continue ini full • force for' five or six weeks. Every block of every city will be canvassed before the job is completed. Re-employment of 5,000,000 ' or 6.000,000 men by Labor day is the goal. A : • Events in Washington strengthened previous indications of the strong hand which is at the : tiller in this greatest of all American economic adventures. Administrator Hugh S. Johnson, declaring that "the necessity for city. codes being drafted by the indus-1 (Continued on Page Three) By UNITED PRESS Police in two states. Iowa and Missouri, Thursday kept a -watch on all tourist camps and highways In an effort to apprehend the remaining members of the fugitive Barrow brothers gang. Somewhere, police believe, the fleeing outlaws hav.e rested in their flight to nurse wourds and may have left clues such as bloodstained bandages that proved their undoing earlier in Iowa. Once the cold trail is picked up again, the chase will be resumed by United States department of justice and state agents. A score of crimes have been laid definitely at thf- door of the gang by authorities from Oklahoma, Arkansas. Missouri, Iowa and Kansas. Meanwhile, a frail. Krayed woman kept a vigil with death at the bedside of her son, Marvin Barrow, dying mrnilwr of the ring, at a Perry, la., hospital. In Platte, City, Mo., Blanche Barrow paced a .ell in the Plotte City county jail charged wl»h ag. ACCIDENT HALTS ATLANTIC FLIGHT Australian Aviator Is Held in Ireland PORTMARNOCK STRAND, Ireland '<U.E)~The undercarriage of Charles Ulm's plane "Faith in Aus-! tralia" collapsed as it was being refuelled on the beach Thursday for a flight to Harbor Grace, N. F., Plans Ready For Builders' Mass Meeting Plans were complete Thursday morning for- the mass me'eting of Ames business men and of Ames tradesmen in the various building construction and allied lines, to be held at 7:30 p. m.. in the Twin Star would read v messaR,- from the* .... (Continued oa Pag« Two) day sanlt with' attempt was nnabl* to to kill, $15,<)0o bail by the Missouri court Wedues- and New York. "Several persons were pinned un derneath the wing of the plane and slightly injured. They were sent to hospital. Police and soldiers attempted to save the plane from the incoming tide. Ulm arrived Thursday from Baldonnel field, Dublin, where he had halted but briefly after a flight from Heston airdrome, London. He plans to continue from New York to the Pacific coast and thence across the Pacific coast to Australia, completing a world flight which he started June 23 with two of the men who accompany him, George Allfn. co.pilot, and P. G. Taylor, navigator. John E. Deards, 23 year old Londoner who made his first airplane flight Saturday was added at the last moment as radio operator. Ulm was wounded at Gallipoli in the World war at 17 and was sent home. He reenlisted under a false name and went to France, where he fought until the armistice. He aoconipanlpd Sir Charles Kingsford-Snilth on his flight from San Priittclsco to Sydney In 192S and next ytfir flew from Australia to Knglaml iu Kiugsford-Siulth's plane. theater. The meeting is under auspices of a group forming the nucleus for the proposed Ames Home Improvement association, being organized to foster a home improvement campaign to start at once. This meeting will be the opening gun in the drive "Selling points" in the campaign will be the present low prices of building materials, paint, etc.; the availability of money (o finance home improvements thru the federal home loan bank; the immtdi- ate stimulating effect upon Ames retail trade lines of the release of money into trade channels thru the employment of lahor. The various plans and proposals under the campaign will be explained at the meeting Thursday night, and the cooperation of all business men and of all tradesmen will be earnestly enlisted. 0. N. Johnson will prestde over the meeting as temporary chair man. There will be motion pictures for entertainment, and also a one-reel educational film entitled "Inflation," depicting in striking manner the effect a money-spending campaign. The meeting is not open to the general public because of the limited space in the theater. RECOGNIZE RUSSIA MADRID, Ct!t — The Spanish vrnnipnl. at a meiHlni?, of the cabinet prosldf.d over by President Alcala Zamora recognized Soviet Russia Thursday. j moving quickly is obvious," took an active part in formulating a code of fair competition which can; be applied to the chaotic oil industry. Uses Same Tactics ....'.• The tactics were successful in the code for • hipbuilders, approved >y President Roosevelt Wednesday in a form va ying greatly from the builders" original .proposals. Johnson apparently intends to pursue the same-hard driving course with the oil men. In the case o£ the shipbuilders, Johnson kept the opposing factions in conference until he got the type of code he wanted— one materially reducing the working hours and granting higher minimum pay. The hours were fixed finally at 32 per weeks on the bip naval. building program and 36 on private work. It was estimated that the naval ' construction and the shorter work week together would boosi employment, in the shipbuilding industry to about 60,000 icompared with the present low of 15,000. In the oil code Johnson faced a more difficult task. Not only are these controversies between the operators and the workers, but dispute after dispute between the oil men themselves. The hearings have been suspnded until Monday and committees representing the clashing interests are going to be kept hard at work in the meantime in search of a solution. ' The oil situation probably will develop into a rigid control to which all elements involved will subprrib". Thp alternative has been » (Continued. on Page Three) AUNT LINDY SAYS- We bet a good diet of ham and e£gs would eliminate "beef."

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