Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on July 28, 1933 · Page 6
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Ames, Iowa
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Friday, July 28, 1933
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Buy Something Buy »om«thlfig today, if only * llttlt. Your purchM* wilt htlp »pt«d th* return of proiptrfty. Amos Daihj Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY WEATHEJt FORECAST Fair, slightly warm«r In south- central portion Friday night Saturday unsettled. VOLUME LXVH Official Ames and Story County Paper AMES, IOWA, FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1933. United Press Wire Service HO. 23 BUSINESS RALLIES "NOT CHARITY, BUT IRK," CAMPAIGN 11 cmj AMES Labor Joins Improvement Drive; Home Owners Enlisted A campaign to awaken a civic consciousness in ../mes to the right of every workman to earn a living for himself and his family, and to the right of every business man to expect a fair and reasonable price for his wares in order that he too may survive—all for the good of the entire community—was launched Thursday night at a mass meeting held in the Twin Star theater. The campaign is directed specifically within the field of building construction, and the repair, remodeling, decorating and modernizing of homes. It is in this field that more than 200 Ames families are directly dependent for their livelihood, and with which a large number of the business enterprises of Ames are directly associated. The theater was -filled with men who listened to several- speakers as they drew word, pictures, of .the possibilities for economic recovery in Ames thru this campaign.' Several salient points were stressed: Ample Funds Available 3. Ample funds are available for home owners on first mortgages for home improvements. 2. Many home owners are believed to have funds hidden away in safe deposit boxes or postal savings which could be coaxed out into circulation for home improvements, or for investment in home improvement work of their neighbors thru the Ames Building and Loan association. 3. Home improvements will give employment to Ames labor. 4. Ames labor put back to work will turn the wheels or retail trade in Ames at a far greater speed than •they have turned in the past 18 months. 5. Purchase of home improvement mterials in Ames will fur- Plan Strategy in Recovery Offensive 6. Ixrw prices for home improvement materials now' prevailing are certain to disappear. There is no better time than now to carry out Long needed home improvements. 7. Ames may have its choice: Put men back to work now so they may lay up pro vision-against next (Continued on Pagt Five) CALL OF NRA The general and generalissimo in the offensive toward national recovery smile at their success in maneuvering industry into line General Hugh S. Johnson, industrial recovery administrator, anc President Roosevelt confer at the Oval room of the white house where the president's appeal to the nation to unite behind the economic recovery program brought a deluge of pledges from American business. A group of five Ames boy scouts and their leader, Harold E. Schmidt, spent their first night of a month's adventure tour into the southwest, encamped near Sedalia, Mo., on the shore of a small laKe about 1$ miles from the Missouri river. "We are way down in the middle of Missouri and haven't seen much except Missouri mules, mud puddles and osagfe orange hedges that line the highways " the party wrote the Tribune-Times. A camp cook stove caused n end of-trouble the first nigfct in camp, and it was 9 o'clock before grub was ready, they said. Bu gasoline that sprayed from th stove immunized "the camp agains jmosquitoes, so the delay was no a total loss. • The party is heading southward into the Ozarks, and thence will gc west into New Mexico and Colorado. Administration Halts Devaluation Of Dollar Pending More Recovery By RICHARD L. GRIDLEY United Press Financial Correspondent (Copyrf|3f,l933, by;'United Press) : WASHINGTON (U.P..)-—Plans to increase prices thru further devaluation of the dollar hare been abandoned until the administration gauges the effects of its industrial recovery program, the United Press learned Friday on the highest authority. While still determined to restore purchasing power to 1925 levels the administration will endeavor to reach this objective thru its recovery program before embarking on further drastic British Win Both Singles Matches in Tennis Meet AUTEUIL, France KU.R) — England's tennis forces scored a clean sweep in Friday's opening play for the Davis cup when Fred Perry defeated Henry Cochet after Henry Austin had trounced Andre Merlin. England's success Friday virt- oially guaranteed their winning the cup for they now need but one victory. Test Your Knowledge page 5 Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to for the answers. 1 Name the gulf at (he mouth of the St. Lawrence river 2. What is the stringed instrument midway n size and compass between the violin and the vlolin- rello? 3. In what city did Christopher Cohuabus die? 4. What is a structure used for burning brick, earthenware or pottery railed? 5. In which state Is the Moffat tunnel? 6. Who founded the city of Detroit, Mich.? 7. Who WHS Thnrlow Weed? 8. in which state is the city of Joplin? 9. How many presidents of the U. S. hftvf hftfn ,issanslnalp(l? in. How many watts are there In one kilowatt? devaluation of the dollar. The rapid progress of the recover}' program is believed to have convinced many members of the administration that further business improvement can be worked out without resort to drastic money inflation and its accompanying evil of overspeculation. The government has broad infla- ion powers of an elastic nature, so designed that unforeseen develop- nents may be met as they appear. With continuing success of the recovery program, it is understood that no further dollar devaluation will take place over the next' few months and possibly never. Such nflationary measures as the pubic works program will be continued. Another reason for abandonment of further drastic dollar devaluation was fear that a declining currency would discourage investment and choke off the government's much needed recovery funds to be obtained thru sale of bonds. More than $3,000,000,000 new funds must be raised to finance the public works program. The manner in which a declining dollar interfered with the government's elaborate price and wage boosting program was indicated recently by the speculation which swept over security and commodity (Continued on Page Four) Baruch to Visit Litvinoff Retreat PARIS OJ.E) — Bernard Baruch, American financier closely associated with the Roosevelt administration left Friday for Vichy, a few miles from where Maxim Litvinoff Russian foreign minister, is staying incognito. Baruch has denied that he intends to talk to anyone, but reports arose that he might see Lit- vinolf and discuss the possibility of resumption of Russian-American relations. Murderer of Girl Is Executed in Chair MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. <tTJ>i — Glenn Donald Shustrom died in the lectric chair here Friday for the attack and murder of Alberta Knight, 12-year-old Whiting girl, ast year. Slvustrom calmly walked to the chair a moment after midnight and vas pronounced dead at. 12:08 a, m. Last minute appeals to Gov. "'aul V. McNutt and the clemency oard were in vain. QUAKE IN ALASKA DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska (U.E) -A violent earthquake which last- d 15 seconds shook Un.nla.ska early ridny, Dishes were shaken from nclves and clooka stopped. No urly roport of serious daniaRe wns here. Less Rpvero shocks ontlnued at frequent intervals. HERRI! TO TALK AT STATE CENTER Governor Day Planned for August 16 STATE CENTER — Gov. Clyde L. Herring will be in State Center Wednesday, Aug. 16, to deliver an address at 1 o'clock to the crowds which will gainer here to celebrate "Governor's day," featuring a free watermelon feed for all visitors. The day was originally designated as "Watermelon day" and it had been thot that Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace could be obtained to deliver the address of the day. However, it was learned Wednesday that Secretary Wallace would be unable to appear here and Governor Herring consented to substitute. State Senator Reece of Marshalltown; Albert Anselme, former mayor of State Center; W. J. Listen, township committeeman of the Marshall county democrat organization; and F. G. Bagge, president of the 'State Center Commercial club, called on the governor Thursday. Herring, who is to be at Decorah Aug. 16 for the afternoon and evening, will stop here en route, coming from Des Moines in the autogiro which is also to be a feature of the celebration here. The day is being sponsored by the State Center Commercial club. Injuries Fatal to Iowa Youth KANSAS CITY, Mo. I (UB—Jack Ketcham, 20, of Des Moines, la., died here late Thursday from Injuries received Tuesday when he j fell under a freight train. Ketcham a jockey, was on his way to Des Moines when the accident occurred. IS ITONOTEOF U, S, FARM POLICY Production Will Be Cut to Domestic Consumption WASHINGTON, OLE)—Rooseyelt farm recovery leaders were embarked Friday on a thoroughly "nationalistic" program to turn farming into a profitable industry. They are ready to pursue this policy, if need be, to the point of "dumping" as much as possible of the wheat surplus in the Orient, according to those ^prominent in the program. This shift in the farm recovery The .Recovery Campaign in Brief By UNITED PRESS From the four corners of ths country Friday oame reports of business men by the thousands signing pledges to President Roosevtlt, promising higher -wages and shorter hours for their employes. The pledges were, being distributed by mail to about 5,000.000 employers. Telegrams announcing acceptance of the program kept white house wires working w time. President Roosevelt and Gen. HugL S. Johnson, national recovery administrator, were enthusiastic. Nearly 100.000.000 posters, placards and stickers bearing the NRA blue eagle insignia were ordered for distribution to signers of the pledge. The first 20,000,000 emblems were put in the mails. The agricultural adjustment administration pushed its plans to reduce wheat acreage, without regard to the London wheat conference, which adjourned Aug. 21 without taking action. High officials looked with favor upon the "dumping" of much of the American wheat surplus in the Orient. Adjournment of the London economic conference brought well-founded reports that a "little wprl'd economic: conference" would meet in Washington early this fall. battle came simultaneously with announcement from London that the wheat growing nations had abandoned for the conference seeking moment' their a world-wide wheat reduction program. The. conference was recessed, until Aug. 21, which will be too late for the administration to join in any reduction agreement on the 1934 crop. Before the conferees meet again Secretary of Agriculture Wallace will hare announced WASHINGTON (HE)—The principal wheat growing states whose farmers unanimously agreed to cut their acreage in 1934-1935 will re-' ceive benefit*, at the rate of 30 cents per bushel, in the following esti mated amounts: Pennsylvania $3,000,000; Ohio- $4,800,000; Indiana $4,200,000; Illinois ?5.100,000; Minnesota, $3,300,000; Missouri $3,000,, 000; North jJakota $15,500,000; South Dakota $6,000,000; Nebraska $9,200,000; Kansas $26,000,000; Oklahoma $9,000,000; Texas $6,000,000; Montana £7,200,000; Idaho $4,200*000; "vfashing- ton $6,700,000; Oregon $3,300,000. ' Employers Get NRA Pledge Blanks Friday Copies of the" president's reemployment agreement, which each employer is asked to sign and send to the National Recovery administration in Washington, were received by Postmaster L. C. Tilden Thursday night and were delivered to all Ames employers Friday. With the agreement were copies of a card which consumers* are to be asked to sign, bearing the following pledge: "I will cooperate in reemployment by supporting and patronizing employers and*workers who are members of NRJ&'?' v In addition to the agreement, and copy of consumer's card, is a blank form of certificate which the employer signs and returns, certifying "that we have adjusted the hours of labor and the wages of our em- ployes to accord with the president's reemployment agreement which we have signed." An envelope is furnished for the eturn of the agreement when signed without payment of postage. The certificates are to be returned to the local postmaster who will issue the NRA emblems for difeplay. he amount by which America* wheat farmers are expected to cut heir 1934 production. They may e asked to reduce their average Droduction for the past three years >y 20 per cent, but probably the percentage will he much smaller. The figure last considered by the Condon conference was 15 per ent. The figure Wallace will announce may be even less than hat. ' A short crop now maturing and he possibility that some of the iresent surplus nay be sold to Jhina will serve to reduce the 'resent huge carry-over—the goal f the crop program. Preparing the warmer for the na- ional program, agents are carry- ng on an intensive campaign of ie great wheat states to spread e gospel of cooperative action. A high spot of this educational rogr'am is the theory of cational- sm and its effect on the farmer. He is being taught that he can ot depend on the foreign market. He must, he is told, grow only what Americans can eat. The drive to sell excess wheat to China was revealed by George N. Peek, chief of the farm administrators. The proposal was given him during the recent conference of wheat marketing men who pointed out a serious situation in the northwest where 60 per cent of the export formerly was produced. Granaries there are choked with surpluses of previous years. Montana and Washington farmers soon will be moving their grain to market, it can not go into the elevators and must be sent eitiier to the Orient or the eastern seaboard. Rail rates make moving the grain by land out of the question. As an alternative stands China. Some administration leaders think ii might be good business all the way round if the northwest wheat were sold to China. It has been suggested that part of the income from the wheat processing tax could be used to finance the sale. Two cents of the tax on each bushel has been mentioned which would give $9,000,000 for this purpose. The Reconstruction Finance cor. poration is authorized to make almost unlimited loans for agricultural exports. l BARROW TRAIL Stolen Automobile Is Abandoned DBS MOINES (U.E)—State investigation officials and federal agents were informed Friday from Denver, Colo., that a woman, believed to be Bonnie -Parker, Clyde Barrow's conipanion, was in custody in a hospital there. Announcement of the message, which came from western federal agents, was made by Park Findley, Iowa investigation bureau chief. . By UNITED PRESS The rcene of a week-eld pursuit for the Seeing remnants of the notorious Barrow brothers gang shifted Friday to the Rocky mountain region. Three remaining members of the mob that left a crimson trail on a crime journey thru the mid- west and south were believed hiding in Wyoming with special pos- ROOSEVELT WILL VISIT N, I HOME Ready to Leave Capital Friday Night WASHINGTON (U.P.) — President Roosevelt packed unfinished business of state into a couple of portfolios Friday and prepared to depart at, midnight for the pastoral seclusion, of "Krum Elbow," his birthplace on the bluffs of the Hudson river at Hyde Park, N. Y. With exception of a possible brief return to Washington for a few days to speed the administration of the national recovery program, he planned to remain at his. old home until after Labor day. A special train will carry the president and his party to the Jittle New York Central station at Hyde Park' village where automobiles will be waiting to convey them to the home and to official headquarters at Poughkeepsie, five miles away. Altho Mf. Roosevelt looks upon his trip as a vacation his friends believed he would be kept at his desk almost daily by the pressure of work. Advisers were of the opinion that "Krum Elbow" would be the scene of important conferences on both domestic and. international affairs. They., cited, the. invitation extended to Secretary of State and Mrs. Hull to spend" the night at Hyde Park on their return from- the London economic conference. Hull was expected to proceed to Hyde Park immediately upon disembarking in New York City in order to acquaint the president with developments growing out of the London parley. Mrs. Roosevelt, who returned this week from a vacation in New England and Canada, will accompany the president to Hyde Park. Others in the party will be Col. Marvin H. Mclntyre, white house secretary, newspapermen and members of-the white house office staff. Retailers Near Agreement on Recovery Plan WASHINGTON, OLE)—AD agreement expected to provide re-employment for 500,000 workers in the retail stores of the United States was reached here Friday and prepared for submission to the national recovery administration. Virtual* completion of the effort of the nation's retailers to agree on a uniform code of fair competition covering all its varied activities was coupled negotiations. Auto Industry Agrees on Code DETROIT (U-Ei—Autniobile manufacturers Friday agreed -upon provisions of a code for presentation to the government to bring the industry under the "NRA. Henry Ford, however, has not signed, Ad- mini:,/" jtor Johnson reveakd. Campaign On To Cut Weight O Of Farm Debts Community Meetings of U. S. de- of justice agent scour? ing their route for clues. The cold trail left behind in Iowa was recovered early Friday when the fugitives' stolen car was found abandoned at Broken Bow, Neb. The automobile was stolen from George Allbright, rolk City filling station attendant. In it were found bloody rags and a billfold enclosing pictures of the Barrow boys and one of "Pretty Boy" Floyd, dangerous killer. Oklahoma outlaw and automobile motor the state license Identity of the car was made at Des rcines thru Park Findley, chief of the state criminal investi- •gation bureau, who checked serial number of the with those in bureav. Meanwhile, federal authorities questioned Hubert Bleigh, arrested -near Seminole, Okla., Thursday as. an alleged member of the gang. He was first credited with being Jack Sherman, who originally was reported wounded. MATTERN FLYING SOUTH REGINA, Sank., (U.P) — Jimmy Mattern, round-the-world flier returning from his ill-fated flight after becoming lost in Siberia. Friday approached Regina after a pause at Saskatoon. His next stop will be Winnipeg. WASHINGTON (HE);—The farm credit administration soon will, inaugurate the second phase of its drive to rid the fErmer of his pressing debts with the establishment of a production credit corporation at St. Louis, Mo. Similar offices- then will be established at each of the federal land bank cities. The production credit corporation will make production loans to voluntary associations of farmers formed for borrowing purposes. The administration also is pressing its drive to refinance the farmer's mortgage indebtedness, a task becoming increasingly easy since farm prices have begun to rise. More than 600 appraisers are traveling rural districts appraising land of farmers who wish to refinance their mortgages from the $2,000,000.000 fund created for the purpose. Within a month, there will be 1,000 appraisers at work. They have a big task ahead of them. During June alone 16,241 farmers asked to have $S7,3SS,312 worth of mortgages refinanced. The administration is pressing its plan for the reopening of banks closed because of frozen farm paper. Four states. Illinois. Wisconsin. South Carolina and Iowa have al- DES MOINES, rtTJ?)—lowans Friday largely had completed preliminary steps . for co-ordination of their business and industrial units with NRA agreements. Few, if any Iowa businessmen had signed agreement forms, however, because of a delay in their distribution from national recovery administration headquarters in Washington, D. C. Many businessmen already have completed reorganization of their business and are unofficially operating as they will under the new voluntary code. Practically every city in the state by Saturday night will have decided on its trading hours and salary agreements under the new code. Meetings at which such topics have been considered have been held at Oelwein, Storm Lake, Denison, Carroll, Indianola and Oskaloosa. Similar meetings have been arranged, in numerous, other cities and towns. A number of communities have delayed action awaiting further information'concerning requirements of the agreements. Iowa cleaners and dyers are scheduled to meet Sunday in Charles City, la., for consideration of a new code. State vegetable and fruit dealers are expected, .'n a similar meeting here Saturday. Eleven wholesale vegetable firms in Des Moines signed joint agreements late Thursday, calling for reduction of hours. In Oskaloosa a committee of five businessmen has been appointed to work with Mayor George Burdock on an agreement for retailers in that city. Red Oak businessmen already have agreed on their action under the code and are awaiting arrival of the national agreements. As distributioii of agreemen forms began thruout the state secretaries of commercial organ_ zations convened here to map uni (Continued on Page Two) ready bepn made subject to this plan. Eight morp sfafe:; soon will be added by Administrator Henry Morgenthau. jr. Authorities Challenge Kidnapers, Racketeers on Broad Front; General Butler for Military Court By United Press American authorities challenged kidnapers and racketeers on a broad front. Frida::, seeking out border line cases of petty extortion against Ifgltimate business. In New York assistants of Attorney General Homer S. Cummings prepared evidence for a federal grand jury In vest ign I ion of racketeering on tho waterfront. Business organizations accused leaders of practicing intimidation to force their services upon business houses that, wished to use their own em- ployes In loading tlioii 1 trucks nt ihe piers, in Chicago, PI ale's Attorney Courtney said he would bring T4 , ful family in Albany, N. Y. persons indicted for alleged rac keteering to trial within 60 days. A crime conference met. Friday at the Illinois capital to coordinate federal, state and municipal author, itles In thb war on criminals. In Kansas City authorities were prepared to ask the death penalty for two alleged accomplices of Walter H. McGee, who was sentenced to hang for kidnaping Miss Mary McRlroy. Meanwhile, two kidnaping gangs still l-.Hd two victims- rhnrles F. Crtel el, mlllionHre oil mnn in Ok Ifthonm City, wild John .1. OVonndl. Jr., member of a politically power- Meanwhile cures for kidnaping came from various experts who Participated" in a United Press syni- Poslum. General Smerlky Butler, former be marine commandant, favored modified and nation-wide martial law whereby gan.cstors could tried before military courts. Pat Roche, famous Chicago gang Investigator, uoulrt sei up a secret. police force with n spy In every Italian Air Armada Ready for Long Hop Over Atlantic Ocean SHOAL HARBOR. Xfd. <U.P» — General Halo Balbo decided Friday to take off at daylight Saturday on his daring attempt to lead 24 SPR- planes on a flight over the Atlantic. Hnrry of , common pleas court, kidnapers should be "shot. «n' SHOALS HARBOR, N. F. <r,P>~- Fuelled and in first class flyinc shape. Italy's fle"t of 24 seaplanes Friday awaited the order of Gen. Italo Balbo for a start on the flight across, the Atlantic and back to Italy. Baibo liad not indicated early Friday whether his study of the weather reports reaching him from many points had decided him re* the Vintir for the fJSghf or Us routf- northward by way of Valentin. Ireland, or southward via (lie Azores islands. lowan Named Head of Arizona College FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (U.E) — Dr Thomas J. Tormey. formerly at the University of Iowa, Thursday night was named president of the Ari zona State Teachers college here, succeeding Dr. Grady Gammage, now head of the Temple Teachers college. Sixty-four other candidates were considered. Dr. Tormey will take office Aug. 15. He received his degree from the University of Iowa in 1932. Since that time, he. has been doing special research work there it was announced. BACK TO NORMAL NEW YORK Hini— Regular trading hours will be resumed on the Xew York stock exchange on Monday for full sessions but Saturday operations rill be eliminated untl'l September 9, the exchange governing committee ruled Friday. ROOSEVELT LETTER |TO ALL EMPLOYERS | Response Overwhelming, Emblems Appear Everywhere WASHINGTON, OLE)— Business men b%- the thousands rallied Friday to President Roosevelt's call for higher wages and more jobs. Postmen were in the midst of delivering lette -s and pledge cards to 5,000,000 heads of American concerns, explaining the national recovery program and making easy their joining the president's battle against the depresison There were not sufficient pledge cards in some cities. Executives drafted agreements of their own, when they could not obtain printed forms immediately from the post offices. Wires to the white house and to the national recovery headquarters were jammed with reports on progress on the campaign. Truck loads of mail pouches filled with signed pledge cards were en route to Washington. with Johnson's Response to the president's letter was so overwhelming,-said his lieutenants, that no accurate check of joiners in the campaign was available immediately. In many cities the agreements were received too late for distribution Thursday. But every report coming into the national recovery administration offices indicated a great mass of volunt TS, thruout the country. It way, • pej.-tef* that distribution o \ ac *ement forms would be '".* tedf, city of the c~ by night. .- •-•..• v It was learned, meanwli^/that the administration planne^g o fol« low up signature of the-Blanket agreements with a ques. "J.nnairg which will show exactly, hoiv many men have been given employment and how much has been added to the payrolls - It- vhas- beeo estimated that ^i 0(W',flOO workers mafe be; re-employf ed before Labor day. Adminfstra* tion officials feel that a figure be-" tween 2,000,000 and 4,000,000 will prove accurate. The blue Eagles and other insignia to show cooperation in the movement are being shipped: to distribution centers as rapidly as possible. Soon they will appear in store windows—in every way which can be conceived by astute strategists in spreading the NRA message. Interpretations of various provisions of the blanket agreement is being given pressing attention. General Thomas S. Hammond of Chicago, executive director of the emergency re-employment program, worked far into the night to frame a legal interpretation, of some of the sections which have been the subject of thousands of telegrams and letters of inquiry. Section seven is the one most frequently referred to. This binds the signer, "not to reduce the compensation for employment now in excess of minimum wages hereby agreed t<3 (notwithstanding that hours worked in such employment may be hereby reduced) and to increase the pay for such employment by an equitable readjustment of all pay schedules." This involves the complicated problem of contracts with labor • unions under which more than 3,000,000 workers now are employed. With the oil code situation being smoothed out in conferences, officials are shaping their plans toward opening of the hearings on the proposed code of fair competition for the iron and oteel industry, beginning next Monday. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins left Thursday night for an observation trip thru steel mills in the Pittsburgh and Baltimore areas. She will appear at tLe hearings with the results of interviews with as many workers as she is able to contact. The first telegram reporting signing of the president's agreement was from Portland, Ore., and listed Holmes D. Gabbert of the Mister Engravers as the first person to put his signature to the agrfement there. In San Francisco 3.500 persons hnrried into line to sign the agreements before noon. When the (Continued on Page Three) WILL REVIEW CASES WASHINGTON <U.E>— President rjoosevelf FrMay aproved aa orrtfr sotting up special review boards, 00 In nil, to pass upon presumptiv*' wur veterans compensation rases AUNT LINDY SAYS- A striking example i> more effective because most of ag arc never affected until we are struck.

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