Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on July 29, 1933 · Page 4
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Ames, Iowa
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Saturday, July 29, 1933
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Buy Something Buy something today, If only a little. Your purch*»« will help •pe«d tht return of protpcrity. STORY Tribune -Times OUNTY'S DAILY WEATHER FOKIOaVtT Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night and Sunday. VOLUME LXVH Official Ames and Story County Paper AMES, IOWA, SATUBDAY, JULY 29, 1033. United Press Wire Service NO. 21 GOV. PINCHOT DECLARES MARTIAL LAW CiLEM IS Queen Mary— Quite Contrary IN EASTERN IOWA Reports Show Disease Is Spreading Into Central Area outbreaks of hog cholera have reached grave proportions in eastern sections of the state* and the disease is spreading into the central part of the state and increasing alarmingly in Story county, according to local people in touch with the situation. Hotbeds of hog cholera in the vicinity of Nevada and Maxwell are reported by Lew W. McElyea of the Ames Veterinary Supply company. Numerous cases also are reported in the neighborhood of Story City, Roland and Zearing. The epidemic has missed Colo but is. reported around State Center. The disease is also pushing north ward into Hardin, Hamilton, and Wright counties. Mr. McElyea learned by telephone Saturday morning that outbreaks are beginning around Hubbard. Cases are reported in the vicinity of Williams, Clarion, and Eagle Grove. The disease is starting in Kossuth county and six outbreaks have been reported around Xnoxville. The only cases reported so fai ia the vest half of the state, except in Kossuth county, are in the Jefferson and Grand Junction neighborhoods. Menacing outbreaks are occurring in sections of Linn, Benton. Delaware and Jackson counties, according to Dr. C. N, McBryde. chief of the Ames field station of the biociiemic division of the United States bureau of animal industry. who receives the bulletins of the Easttrn Iowa Veterinary association, an organization of over 300 veteiinarians in the east 49 counties of the state. The association, | A mild sensation was stirred in which has collected data from its Condon when Queen Mary, whose , ,,, dresses always have been down to her shoes, arrived at a London exhibit in a gown seven Inches above ground.' All other women present wore -skirts sweeping the grass. ; ; " COUNTY GROUP ON A 5MUU WEEK (Continued on Page Five) JLtaliajn Fleet .^/••. _ * ' * * ^ "" *f" Is Delayed in HOD to Ireland Agreement Reached at Meeting Here Friday Retail merchants of Ames and six smaller Story county towns, representing general merchandise and food stores, took action Friday night to adopt a 52-hour week for operation under the blanket code of the national recovery act, as announced this week by President Roosevelt The hours agreed upon during which the Ames stores will be open 1 or business are as follows: Monday ...8:30a. m.to5:30p.m. Tuesday ..8:30...m.to5:30p.m. Wed 8:30 a. m. to 12m. Thursday . .8:30.... m. to 5:30 p. m. Friday 8:30 s. m. to 5:30 p. m. Saturday . .8:30 a. m. to 9 p. m. It was agreed that grocery stores might accept telephone orders ally beginning at 7:30 a. m. but not before that time. All stores of he lines represented are to be losed all day Sunday. The new hours will be effective eginning Monday, August 31, and will continue indefinitely pending approval of individual codes for retailers by the federal government Lasts Three Hours The meeting, which began in the council chamber of the city hall before 8 p. m. did not break up until 11 o'clock but adjournment found the group in unanimous agreement after a long discussion that had covered many matters of store practice and business hours ranging from 60 hours down to the Text Roosevelt Work Pledge Is Printed Page 2 The full text of President Roosevelt's letter and the agreement to shorten working hours and increase wages and employment, under which Story county merchants have been quick to organize, is printed on page 2 of this newspaper. The agreement forms were distributed by .mail carriers here Friday and are to he signed and mailed at once to the Department of Commerce", Chicago, 111. As soon as the agreement is placed in effect a certificate of compliance is to be filed with the local post master, who will issue the official NRA insignia. Several thousands consumers' pledge blanks will also be distributed here. This will be signed as evidence tha^ the consumers will cooperate in the reemployment drive by supporting , and patronizing employers and workers who are members of NRA. & SHOAL HARBOR, N. F. Weather reports to the Italian yaclit Alice from meteorological stations on both sides of the At- bintic and from ships at sea, Saturday caused General Italo Balbo to pos'pone the takeoff of his fleet of 24 seaplanes, on the homewarn flight across the Atlantic to a triumphal reception at Rome. There •was a possibility of a takeoff late Saturday. The reports were increasingly pessimistic, but Balbo planned to study later ones with a i'iew of tak uig off late Saturday afternoon for Valentia. Ireland, slightly over 2,OUO miles away. The planes have been refuelled since Thursday, and test flights v.ere made Friday. Balbo decided to leave some inem bers of the seaplanes' crews here, to return by ship, to give more space for fuel for the Jong Atlantic flight. The men, rested after theii American visit, are in fine shape for the adventure. Gang's Tigress Caged at Last LD LICE FO SWAP CHICAGO. (U.EI — The international v:orld police, working thru central clearing bureaus in the United States and Europe, was approved Saturday by police executives meeting here in an international conference. , The officers determined to set up offices in Vienna and Washington, D. C. thru which information of mutual benefit would be cleared. While the initial organization will be effecthe only in Europe and North America,, it is planned to °xtend the system to South America and Asiatic nations. The formation of the international police organization came as the result of three years of effort by Barton Collier. New York deputy police commissioner. Test Your Knowledge Her husband dead of gunsho' wounds, a bullet wound in her own hand, bedraggled and in a steel cell—that was the end to Barrow murders •vhich the notorious gang's robberies and had brought Mrs. Blanche Barrow, above, when this picture was made at the Platle • City, after her capture by Mo., jail posse. Can you answers seven of these test questions? Turn to page five "Canterbury for the answers. 1. Who wrote Tales?" 2 - Name the Iiigh priest who presided over the trial of Jesus 3. Who was Peter Cooper 4. Who founded the University of Virginia? 5. What product is made bv the Bessemer process?' 6. Name the author of "Kim." 7. Name the architect of the white house. 8. Name the first born son of Adam and Eve. 3. Where Is Acadla? 10. What term Is i;sed in medl eine to denote a palpable morbid product causing a contagious dis ease? Sues 3 Reputed to Have Cornered Market in 1928 CHICAGO (U.E) — A suit seeking million dollar damages from three men who reputedly cornered the corn market in 192S, one of the first of its kind on record, was on file in federal court here Saturday. The action wa» brot by E. W. Backus. Minneapolis lumberman, who charged violation of the Sherman anti-trust laws. Three prominent operators of the Chicago board of trade were named defendants. They were Gustavus Swift jr., of the packing company family; Herbert J. Blum, a veteran trader, and Allen F. Moore, former congressman of MonticeUo, 111. Backus set out that he suffered losses of $300,000 when he was forced to pay exorbitant pi ices for corn he had contracted to deliver •'illy 31, 1928, Th. : defendants, ho niiOKcd, ponu-rrd 0,000 ()0(i bushils •>f »'ie Rraln an,j manipulated tin innrkct. as fhoy wished , adopted 52. The business hours agreement does not affect drug stores restaurants £nd certain other lines of business that do not observe ordinary closing hours. About 70 business men and women were present when the meeting -convened at the call of Mayor F. H. Schleiter. In accordance with. his""*invitation issued this" weetf about 20 of those attending wert from smaller towns of the county. Roland, Slater, Cambridge, Huxley, McCallsburg and Gilbert were represented. It was reported that Nevada business men were holding their own meeting at the county seat and were unable to attend the session here. Visitors Adopt Code After a general discussion, ii which the visitors pointed out that their problems were slightly different than Ames', they adjourned to another room and soon adopted their own 52-hour week agreement as follows: Monday 8 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Tuesday 8a.m. to 12m. Wednesday . .8 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Thursday 8 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Friday . .'.8 a. rh. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday '....8 a.m. to 10 p.m. •Essentially the agreement varies from the Ames agreement in that the smaller town business men will open their stores at S a. m. instead of 8:30 a. m., will close at 4:30 p. m. instead of 5-30 p. m., and will be closed Tuesday afternoons instead of Wednesday afternoons. It was apparent in the discussion at 'both the general and the separate meetings ol the two groups that :he merchants were anxious to fol- ;ow not only the letter but the spirit of the blanket code agreement but that they would necessar- ly have to shorten their business hours considerably or else the cost of extra help would be excessive. For instance, Ames food stores lave been open in the past 70 hours per week and employes have been taggered on a 63-hour week plan. The blanket code, promulgated by 'resident Roosevelt provides for a naximum -work week of 40 hours for any employe of a retail store, who receives less than $35 per week. Employers understood that they must also pay the same wages for the 40 hours as they have been Paying for the longer hours. Thus for the food stores to attempt to operate 70 hours on such a basis would not only almost double their force of employes but it would more than double the amount of their payroll. Even on a 52-hour basis, it is believed that most stores will require additional help at least as soon as the summer season is ended, and (Continued on Page Thrte) OF MINDS Search Continues For Rest of Gang PERRY .(IIP)—Marvin Barrow, 30 one of the Barrow brothers gang of Texas outlaws, captured near Here last Monday in a running gun battle with authorities, died in a. local hospital early Saturday. The desperado wanted by police for at least four murders in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri died from infection caused by bullet wounds received in the Platte City, Mo., and Dexter, la., shooting affrays with officers. The Texas outlaw had been conscious only at intervals since he was brot-hereT^^heafT's'timul was administered two days ago when his mother arid brother arrived at his bedside from Dallas, Tex., and again when he was interviewed by federal officers concern-* ing activities of the Barrow gang in the southwest. Search for the three fugitive members of the gang, Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker and Jack Sherman, continued • Saturday in Iowa despite reports that the gang was believed hiding in the foothills of the Rocky mountains in Wyoming. A report that Bonnie Parker was in a Denver hospital was denied by police there. Blanche Barrow captured with Marvin, her husband at Dexter is waiting trial at Platte City, Mo., on charges, of assault with intent to kill. Adjustments Must Be Made Before Signing WASHINGTON, (U.E) —President Roosevelt's vast scheme for higher wages and more workers in industry was given . official-interpretation Saturday that may"* affect the very foundation of labor's relationship with capital. While businessmen by the thousands were signing up under the code of the Mue eagle, the national recovery administration issued interpretations of six principal clauses in the president's blanket code for business. Most significant of these decisions makes it mandatory upon members of NRA to conform to all the vage provisicns of the code, even tho . the provisions conflict with existing iabor contracts. Can't Get.Eagle The interpretation hinges upon section seven" of the code, which requires that pay shall not be reduced ev£n when hours are shortened, and orders that "equitable readjustments" shall; be made to increase wage scales -above the minimum. "It is not the purpose of this agreement to interfere with maintenance of contracts entered into by exercise of collective bargaining,' 1 explained Donald Richberg, counsel for NRA.- "It does not force the breaking of contracts. "No contracts are affected by the agreement If the employer can't adjust his contract, then he can't sign the agreement The agreement neither authorizes nor requires the breaking of contracts. But the employer cannot, get the blue eagle until and unless he complies." ' • He said he believed 'that influence of labor unions and public opinion would be powerful "persuaders." J President Lauds Post's Flight "All of us as Americans are very proud Such was President Roosevelt's tributfvto Wiley Post when, as shown here, he received the famed flier at the white house to congratulate him on his recent world solo flight. ' Lists Worker* BERLIN (HE)—Imprisoned communists will be deprived of food in retribution for the activity of free comrades working against the Hitler government, the political police announced Saturday. In revenge for destruction by someone unknown of the "Hindenburg oak" planted at Templehof airdrome May 1 in commemoration of the nazi labor festival, all communists in custody will be deprived of lunch for three days. Storm troopers announced at Bochum that they had confiscated material which revealed a comprehensive communist organization in the Ruhr industrial area, with 5,000 listed members. Police at Darmstadt announced they had arrested 14 persons and seized 40 boxes of dynamite. The supreme court at Leipsic Sat urday named three lawyers to defend three men charged with conspiring to burn the Reichstag building. The trial was expected to begin in September. Other interpretations issued by NRA concerned methods by which employers may settle difficulties peculiar to their businesses, set :he date f6V compliance "in good iaith*' with the code, settled pos- sible'conflicts between the blanket code and the codes of individual ndustries, set forth rul .s about ncreasing prices of commodities and listed workers not subject to .he "code. " Such worker,: • include professional men, employes of any governmental body, farmers, domestic iervants and salesmen working on. commission. .Signing of the president's "honor roll'' was speeded up as postmen the nation over hastened de- ivery' 'of 5,000,000 letters! to as ma.ny employers. Mail cars returning to Washington were bulging with the pledge cards of early signers. . . The only major dispute in the enormous campaign was revealed with'the resignation of James A. Moffett, $100,000 a year vice-president of the" Standard Oil company of New Jersey when his employers refused to let him join an advisory committee of the NRA. Moffett's resignation was announced by Walter C. Teagle, pres. ident of the company, who is in Washington in connection with efforts, to set up a code of fair competition for the oil industry. Teagle told Moffett either to refuse appointment as an advisor to Gen. Roosevelts Off To Krum Elbow For Month Rest ABOARD, ROOSEVELT SPECIAL TRAIN, en route to Hyde Park, N. Y. (HE)—Accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt and a staff of while house attaches, President Roosevelt was on his way to his estate, Krum Elbow, on the banka of the Hudson Saturday where he will spend a vacation away from Washington but not from official busi ness. Mr. Roosevelt will remain away from the white house a month with the exception of a brief interlude when he was expected to return to Washington to speed the adminls tration of the national recovery act. ..Altho .the president planned to take things easy at Krum Elbow, friends believed a number of important conferences on both domestic and would be international held at the problems rambling stone'house or at the "cottage," a rural retreat tucked away deep in the woods of. the estate. Mr, Roosevelt and his party boarded his-train 15 minutes before EXPECT 8 PER CENT Drouth Loss to Cause Drastic Change WASHINGTON (tLE)—An' officia announcement was expected mo mentarily Saturday setting at from eight to 10 per cent the 1934 acre age reduction to be asked of whea farmers. Secretary of Agriculture Wallac previously announced he might asi a 20 per cent reduction. The dras tic change was caused almost en tirely by drouth. The chief task of the farm ad ministrators now is one of seekin to prevent any future huge sur pluses. The problem was simplified July 10 when it was estimated that th wheat crop would be the smalles since" 1893, and would faiFtd™sup ply domestic consumption demand by 100.000,000 bushels. On the basis of the five yea average of wheat production jus compiled by the administration, i 10 per cent cut would reduce nex year's crop by,at,least 50,000,000 bushels. , SHERIFF IN COAL STRIKE AREA To Allow Organization and Peaceful Picketing HARR1SBURG, Pa. (HE)—Martial law was fornjally proclaimed in Fayette county Saturday by Governor Pmchot. Pinchot v issued a proclamation from the executive offices here, following the ordering of 300 national guardsmen into the bituminous coal mining strike areas to preserve order. The administration fears tha hundred persons gathered at th station to bid them goodbye. Mrs, Roosevelt went aboard th train leading on a leash the frisk Meggie, her pet scotch terrier. Others -in the official party in eluded- Miss Marguerite Lehand the president's personal secretary Col. Marvin H. Mclntyre, whit house secretary; Mrs. Malvin, Thompson, Mrs. Roosevelt's secre tary and a group of workers fron the while house executive staff. E Hugh Johnson or hand in his resignation. Moffett chose the latter course because he said he felt that the invitation to serve as an advisor to Gen. Johnson was "the equivalent of a command from President Roosevelt." "I have been a life long d^mo 1 crat, a supporter of the president, and am in accord with the president's program and policies," he said. "My views as to the policies to be pursued apparently are not in (Continued on Page Five) Postmaster L. C. Tilden Satur day morning announced a new schedule of hours of service ai the Ames postoffice, in keeping with the new business hours adopt ed by Ames retail merchants, Friday night. .. The stamp and general, delivery windows will be open daily from 8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m., with the exception of Wednesday afternoon, when the post office will be closed. The money order and posal savings windows will be open from 9 a. m. to ? p. m. The half holiday is changed to Wednesday, to conform with the midweek half holiday for merchants. The post office will observe its regular daily hours on Saturday. F. R. Depending on Young America to, Aid Recovery Plan WASHINGTON (U.F) —President Roosevelt is "depending heavily" on the youth of America to aid national recovery he said in a message to the national committee of the young democratic clubs of America in session here. Last-minute press of govern ment business made it impossible for him to appear personally before the committee, the president said. "When you return to your homo states," Mr. Roosevelt's message said, "I hope that you will toll your friends that I am depending heavily on ilio youth of Ameririt to hplj) In our great drive for national recovery." NRA Takes Poor Little Chorus Girls Under Protective Wing By HARRY FERGUSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. (IIP)—The national recovery administration took the poor little chorus girls and their diamond bracelets under the protecting wings of the blue eagle Saturday with a tentative code that affects every phase of the song and dance business except the number of orchids playboys must put in corsages. Hearings on the code submitted to General Hugh S. Johnson will start August 10. So far only legi- tirnate actors and musical comedy performers have been taken care of. Burlesque qi-eens and grand opera singers are goinf, to have to shift for themselves for a while. If the code is approved, no producer will be allowed to pay any little girl less than $30 every seven days for strolling across the stage eight times a week attired In flvi feathers and a hip sweet Nor cnn lu compel her to "a* said." • thf otlicv xh!e nf (lie foot- That means tlini lights more than i\) hours a week.j (Couijnued ou » even if that means she drops everything and walks right off the stage in the n-iddle of the parade of the nations number at the Saturday night performance. Even stage hands—the boys who invariably succeed in drowning out the actors words by moving furniture backstage just as the second act comes to a climax—get a minimum wage of $30. Press agents come off slightly better; they g«t a $50 minimum ff they are stationed permanently in one town and a $75 minimum if ttuy travel. But the most surprising section of the"~code concerns itself with the critics, those austere gentlemen who settle buck in their aisle Chicago Trading Resumed Under Usual Condition CHICAGO O>—Trading on the Chicago board of tivde resumed Saturday under more normal conditions, free from pegged minimum prices enforced earlier in the week to prevent too drastic fluct- administration fears and a short uations in ranges. A short session of from 10:30 until noon was ordered Saturday. Removal of the minimum prices for grains was interpreted as belief by officials that the crisis impended by an avalanche of selling orders last week had passed. The market has regained sufficient sta bility to absorb any normal s?.g. it was believed, and at the sanv- time not so buoyant as to skyrocket upward In a flash similar to the one which preceded the crash of a week ago. Trading Friday closed with most seats and defy the actors by say- grains, pusjied downward by a sec- Ing, "Go ahead, make me laugh." ondary liquidation by large opera- The code rei'ls: "The employers agrf'e not to distort reviews by deletion or otherwise in their advertising and give falst- impression of what a critic \vlicn a critic Three) ondary liquidation by large operators, near the minimum prices, Altho minimum prices will be removed, the fluctuation restrictions will be retained. Wheat, rye nnd barley will be limited In a range of five cents from the previous rlose. corn lour mils nnri outs fhrpr cents. These restrictions will con- serve to drive farmers away from the reduction program. By a srnal reduction this year, it would prove highly profitable for the farmer to come into the plan because of his need for cash. In this way, an acreage increase would be averted and if need be, a 20 per cent cut then could be made in the 1935 crop. Roosevelt Gives First Check to Cotton Farmer WASHINGTON (UJ>>—The first portion ef a ?100,000,000 which the federal government will pay to cotton planters for reducing acreage was received Friday by William E. Morris, Nueces county Texas, farm er, from President Roosevelt. Mr. Roosevelt handed him a check for ?517, his reward for plow ing up 47 acres of his 159-acre farm Morris, first farmer in his county o sign an acreage reduction agreement under the terms of the farm relief bill, was introduced to the president by Secretary of Agricul- 'ure Wallace. The farmer brot to the white louse a plant covered with cotton soils. Mr. Roosevelt, eyed it. ex- ertly and remarked: '•That cotton looks better than fiat which we raise down in Georia." In introducing Morris, Wallace aid: "Mr. President this is the first mac who is receiving his check for educing his cotton acreage." "That is perfectly fine." Mr. Roosevelt replied. Cameras recorded the scene as ie president handed the check to [orris. Mr. Roosevelt asked how dorris' county did on the acreage eduction campaign. "Fine," the fanner said. In addition to his $517 Morris received an option on 23 bales of government-owned cotton at six cents a pound. Af present prices he already has a profit of approximately 125 a bale. The agricultural administration announced it was prepared to send out checks to farmers as fast as certificates of acreage reduction were received. Already the government has received offers to plow up 9.124.613 acres and It is estimated that when a final checkup Is made the total will be 10,500,000 acres. Options call for 2,253,616 bales of government-owned cotton, virtually the entire amount available MILFORD, Pa. (U.E)—Governor Pinchot Saturday ordered the Pennsylvania national guard into Fayette county to preserve order in the bituminous strike districts. The governor announced he wais preparing to declare martial law in the county as soon as detachments of guaradsmen arrived from their training camp at Mt. Gretna. A train load of' troopers was ordered out from Mt. Gretna at 7:30 a. m. The detachment consisted of one battalion of infantrymen. The governor's decision to take over Fayette county followed refusal on the part of Sheriff Harry E. Hackney to withdraw his deputy sheriffs and allow state police to patrol the strike districts where numerous disorders have been reported. Sheriff Refuses The proclamations declaring mar- . lial law had been printed and would be posted in the county immediately, it was said. "Having learned from press sources that Sheriff Hackney had wired me refusing my offer to take charge in the strike area and thus prevent violence, I called him up this morning and laid this definite proposition before him," Pinchot told the United Press. "If he would make way for the state police by taking out his deputies wbtise jiandling" of- the strike has already le ! d to so much violence I would send the police in at once in sufficient force to maintain order. If he would not, I would send in the national guard. "The sheriff refused to withdraw his deputies and I hav,e ordered out the guard..' Pinchot conferred with officials of the United Mine Workers of America at Uniontown by telephone at two o'clock this morning and they promised to preserve order in the strike areas. , To Protect All The governor instructed the national guard to protect all citizens, miners and operators in their constitutional rights and to allow peaceful picketing and the right of assemblage. He declared the sheriff had re- 'used strikers the'right to assem- )Ie and organize. Prior to the decision; to call out he troops Pinchot telegraphed Hackney to withdraw his deputies and charged that the sheriff was 'deliberately provoking disorders." The governors telegram, sent be! ore he talked with Hackney, saJd ie was reliably informed that "the r rick Coal company, with your cooperation, is importing gunmen rom New York. This is utterly vrong and is certain to lead to still more violence." Pinchot's warning that martial aw would be declared was made rom his home at Milford eight ours before the troops were called ut. The warning, sent to Hackey said: "Last Tuesday night I asked you 3 sign an agreement like the ,ansdale agreement, undfr which ie'constitutional rights of all per- ons are now secured with the full ledge of striker? to prevent vio- ence in several strike districts ia 'eii o sylvania. Blamed for Violence "Vou refused then, and have refused persistently ever since. Because of your refusal, violence and disorder in Fayette. countj are on the increase. If you had accepted this agreement when I urged you to do so, non.. of the violence which has since occurred would have taken place. "Your order, just made, that pickets at each mine shall be con- (Coctinued on Page Two) tinv.e until lifted by the board of directors. Bullish news was Issued Saturday with receipt of weather forecasts that fair and warmer w»ather still was predicted In the western inrJ northern grain areas for the week eud. AUNT LINDY SAYS- The kicker is not the man that gets the biggest "kick" out of life.

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