Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on July 31, 1933 · Page 5
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Ames, Iowa
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Monday, July 31, 1933
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Buy Something Buy something today, if only a little. Your purchase will help speed -the return of prosperity. Dail Tribune "Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY WEATHEl Cloudy and not M warm. Shower* In «t«t and *outh«rn portions Monday. Tuttdiy unsettled and cooler in east por. tlon with possible showers. VOLUME LXVII Official Ames and Stpry County Paper AXES, ICWA, MONDAY, JULY 31, 1933. United Press Wire Service HO. 25 ORGANIZED LABOR WINS STEEL TIGHT TAXES POUR IN TO U.S. VAULTS AT FAST SPEED Current Receipts Are Running Ahead of 1932 WASHINGTON, OIPJ—Revenue other than income taxes is pour ing into the United States treas uary at a. faster rate than at anj time since the war-time taxes were repealed, official figures showed Monday. Miscellaneous internal revenue, which includes beer, tobacco and various manufacturers' -excise taxes reached approximately $110. 000,000 this month, the highest collections from this clas- of taxes since August, 1932, when the capital stock tax of that year boosted miscellaneous internal revenue to $113,661,844. Lasi. month miscellaneous internal revenue collections amounted to $106,483,764. Total revenues of the govern ment, including income taxes, Panama Canal tolls and customs receipts, this month were nearly double those of the corresponding period of last year and went far in cutting down tho present excess of expenditures over receipts. Glass' Sister in Treasury Post In the first 27 days of July the government collected $144.563,789 in all classes of revenue, against $76,013,404 in July, 1932. At the same- time expenditures other than those in the recovery program fell from $335,581,467 a year ago to $212,729,074. This left a deficit in "ordinary operations for this period of $32000,000. against a deficit of $260,000,000 in the first days of July, 1932. Not Included in these figures is $60.000,000 spent in relief activities this year as compared with 125,000.000 spent by the reconstruction finance corporation a year ago. The newly .imposed beer taxes not in effect a^year ago, naturally improved this year's comparison. An impressive growth of miscellaneous internal revenue." nevertheless, is showed in the first seven months of this year. Iternal revenue collections other than income tax for the first seven months of this year compared with those of a year ago are as follows: 194? 1933 January $37,907,843 $ 66,769,261 February $35.568,900 $ 64,333,758 March $39,313,223 $ 67.1SS.717 April $35,470,413 $ 69,310,28.3 May ., $36,270,105 $ 93,501,924 June $46,307.247 $106,483.764 $110,000,000 Sister of Senator Carter Glass of Virginia, Mrs. Blair Banister (above) has been appointed as sistant treasurer of the United States. Secretary to Wed Governor Pollard July (est.) $42,000,000 Along with the improvement in (Coctinued on Page Two) The engagement of Gov. John G. Pollard of Virginia and Miss Violet Elizabeth McDougall, his executive secretary, has been announced by Miss McDougall's mother, Mrs. Ellen McDougall, a resident of Winnipeg. Canada. Miss McDougall, shown above in a recent portrait, is 44; the governor, 61. Home Improvement Campaign Might Solve Relief Problem City Has Choice of Spending Money to Employ Labor, or to Feed Families What the home improvement campaign being sponsored by a group of Ames business houses might accomplish is graphically described by City Manager J. H. Ames, who last winter was in charge of administration of city relief resources. Mr. Ames is greatly concerned over the problem that faces Ames next winter; and declares that putting men back to work now is the only solution. • There-are-approximately 2,500 families in Ames, of whom ati least 200 arc,unemployed, and 300 more comprise families in] less forturia$ v circumstances. This leaves 2,000 families from which contributions to relief funds may be expected. The minimum amount of money required to feed a family is $20 a month. Not many can accomplish the task within that minimum. If 200 families are left dependent upon public charity for food thru next fall and winter, it will mean an expenditure falling-upon the city at large of $4,000 a month. If this problem arises by Sept. 1 (a large portion of it is now upon "The city) and continues until May 1, the load will total $32,000, covering the cost'of food alone, to say nothing of shelter, clothing, medical care,' etc. It is estimated that at least 50 per cent of the cost of construction and repair work covers the cost of labor. Thus, if these 200 families could obtain work to the extent of ?20 a month each for the eight months in question, the total outlay for improvements would be $64,000. Spread over the whole 2,000 families who face the burden of caring for the 200 unemployed families, this would mean an average expenditure of only $32 for each home' improvement project employing labor. It is 'bus made clear, Mr. Ames states, that the city has its choice: Spend $32 per family during the next eight months for home improvements in which at least half the amount would go to labor; or spend $16 each to feed unemployed families. Spending the money for home improvement gives return In value received; spending money for charity gives no return^ reduces the morale of indigent families, and leaves the problem still with the city at the end of the winter. And in addition, an average of $32 spent by each family for improvements directly stimulates business activity thru the purchase of materials, and thru spending of wages for supplies by families of workers. THREE PERISH, mm m IN TEI4S Suburban District of Dallas Swept Sunday DALLAS, Tex. (IIP) — Three deaths, two score injured and devastation of ^onie 50 houses were listed Monday in a survey of damage from a tornado that dipped into Oak CHff, suburban residential section of Dallas. I. G. Searcy, 22, high school and college athlete, was crushed to death when his home collapsed. His mother, Mrs. H. C. Searcy, 55 was injured critically. „, Thomas W. Henley, 70, was found dead in a small zone the storm freakishly skipped. It was assured he died of a heart attack from the shock of watching the adjacent damage ..and threat .to his own home. Mrs. Mary C. Stewart, 81, died several hours later at a hospital. She received a fractured skull in the crashing of timbers. Tentative and unsubstantiated estimates set the property damage at half a million dollars. The tornado swept suddenly into the western area of Oak CHff Sunday. Its visit was as brief as it devastating. Torrential rainfall followed, with unofficial gauges ; e- cording 2.23 inches of precipitation NEW ORLEANS (IIP.) — Two mysteriously mobilized curupanie; of the Louisiana national guarc were held in barracks Monday while Senator Huey P. Long conferred at length with the nominal rulers of his political kingdom. The city was alive with rumors of a coup d'etat to wreck an investigation into allegedly corrupt elections. The troops were mobilized suddenly late Sunday and various conflicting explanations were offered by authorities. The men were under arms and "awaited orders.' 1 Enemies of Senator Long charged that thp troops were going to be used to' seize ballot boxes in the November S election, thus heading off an investigation scheduled to open Wednesday in criminal court. Numerous attempts have been made to end the investigation .without success. Attorney General Gaston L. Porterie, a long appointee, was recently" expelled from the State Bar association for unethical practices after he sought to have the investigation dismissed. The mobilization began a few- hours after Senator Long arrived from Washington and Governor 0. K. Allen arrived from Baton Rouge. Later Long. Allen, and Porterie went to Baton Rou where they were reported in conference. Test Your Knowledge . Can you answers seven of these test questions? Turn to page «£ for the answers. 1. Name the French engineer who built the Suez Canal. 2. What does the word kindergarten mean? S. Which Spanish explorer discovered Florida? 4. Name the capital of E^ypt. Milk Assn. to Opoose License Plan in Court CHICAGO, (UP)—Terming the milk code of the natibnal recovery act an "unconstitutional abuse of governmental authority, the Independent Milk Distributors association of northern Illinois planned to seek an injunction in federal court here Monday against its enforcement. Norman Dietz, president of the association, issued the challenge to the N. I. R. A. Dietz' announcement that he ."inviied prosecution" was believed to be the first j direct court opposition to the recovery program. The milk code is scheduled to become effective at noon. Dietz said the injunction petition would be filed before that time. Under the code, milk cannot be sold for less than 10 cents a quart. Dietz said he had signatures of 750,000 persons protesting against the code. He said his association controls 102 distribution centers and serves a half million persons. Distributors of the association retail milk at 6 1-4 cents a quart. Dietz said his association would continue distribution ^t that price. In his petition, Dietz said, he will contend that Secretary of Agriculture Wallace, signer of the milk code, it attempting to extract property from citizens without due process of law. Mrs. Feuling Gets P. O. Appointment WASHINGTON (U.E>—Postmast- er General James J. Farley Mon- Jap Fleet Will Face Americans In War (Sames 4 , f- •-.;'," <; ' ' •' J "* f ?T^.. ,, •\ By FREDERICK WHITEING United Pres* Staff Correspondent "Copyright, 1933. by United Press) TOKIO, Japan (EH) — The major iroblem to be worked out during he Japanese imperial navy "war games" starting Tuesday -will be defeat of a theoretical attack by Jnited States naval forces, the United Press learned Monday. Higl officers in the Japanese naval general staff revealed that he Japanese maneuvers will be imed at the possibility of such an attack. They denied this fact had any especial significance, how'evcr, and pointed out that the recent .rnerican naval maneuvers in the Pacific were designed to defeat a similarly theoretical attack by the sea strength of Japan. Emperor Hirohito, slight bespectacled ruler of Japan's 125,000,.000 subjects,: prepared to follow the maneuvers clo'sely. He will remain in his palace, but 1 arrangements have been completed to see that he received a steady flow of radio dispatches from the "front" reporting prepress of the "battle." Members of the general staff made ho secret of the nature of the games and the pointing of their 100 or more warships toward overwhelming an American 'attack. Proprietors, of Ames restaurants met Sunday afternoon to discuss application of the national indus- rial recovery act to' the restaurant business. At the conclusion of the session, t was agreed that Ames cafe own- >rs would wait until the special code for the restaurant business which is in the process of formation, is completed. In the meantime, the policy in effect in Des Moines will be applied here, as follows: The maximum working week for employes will be 56 hours: the minimum wage will te 58 per we plus board. The wage, however, is ?1 above the Des Moines scale.. It is expected the national fes taurant code will be completed and approved very soon. The Iowa and the national restaurant asso ciations are keeping local members advised. -at-Worffr Recovery Plans HYDE .PARK, N. Y., OlEl-The flying Mollisons, still bearing the marks.of their airplane crash after spanning the Atlantic, called on President Roosevelt Sunday. Amelia Earhart Putnam, herself a renowned trarfs-oceanis pilot and a personal friend of the Roosevelts brot the famous British pair, Amy Jtohnson 2nd Captain James Mollison, to Kr'um Elbow, where the chief executive is enjoying the leisurely life of a country gentleman for a month. "Well, well," the president remarked as he arose to greet them, "You both are looking fine in spite of your accident." They smiled and spoke briefly of their crash that wrecked their chances of success within sight of New York, their goal. Both wore bandages over their injuries. Mollison's face bore plaster and he carried an arm in a sling. His wife's ankle showed a white bandage thru the thin silk of her stocking. They remained for luncheon with Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt, chat-' ting ribout their long distance flights and describing in particular their last battle with the elements in conquering the Atlantic on the non-stop hop from Amer ica. After the departure of his guests the president resumed his study of details concerning the national" recovery program which he will discuss from time to time with cabi- Tropical Storm Strikes Florida He's First in Recovery leported first in the country to adopt the blanket recovery code, George P. Killian, Washington, D. C.. paper merchant, also will be among the first to hang up the NRA poster on Aug. 1. He is shown here with the symbol, ready for display. TAMPA, Fla. (U.E) — A severe tropical storm moved westward across Florida early Monday apparently blowing itself out after causing minor property' damage and forcing 3,090 persons to evacuate their homes. No casualties were reported. ..,-.-.••.. • ' ':•, Sebring, southeast of here and al- mast.directly west of Stuart, .the. coa'staT city where' the storm hit" Sunday, reported winds of only 30 to 35 miles per hour early Monday. Wauchula, still further along in the direct line to Tampa, reported no appreciable winds. Three thousand refugees were concentratfd at Okeechobee City, evacuated from their homes in the Everglade section by special trains and automobiles.. The storm struck the east coast between Fort Pierce and Stuart. The highest recordings were 60 miles at Fort Pierce and Stuart. U. S. Asks Investors to Plan Hearing For Revision la. Tax System Finance Recovery ! DES MOINES (HP.)—Fear that Iowa's special legislative session WASHINGTON :(U.E)—American ' scheduled for early fall'might de- investors were called upon by the'velop into an unorganized rout government Monday to finance its i when it attacks its two most vital gigantic recovery program to put | problems—tax revision and "millions of uiea back'tb work and restore normal business conditions. Persons with as little as $50 were asked to invest in an issue of $500,000,00 in 3% per cent eight year treasury bonds and $350,000,000 In 1 5-8 per cent two yeaf treasury notes in the first of the big "irosperity" bond issues-of the "new deal." Accompanying the new securities issues was a statement by Secretary of Treasury Wooain announcing that they give the pub- POWER OF ONIT BARGAINING Administration Stands Squarely Behind Employes WASHINGTON flLE)— Organized labor aided by the recovery administration won a victory Monday in its fight to give tie 500.000 steel mill workers of th« country the right of collective bargaining when the steel industry withdrew a code of fair competition provision aimed *t retaining the company union setup. Recovery Administrator Hugh Johnson's assertion that the provision was incompatible with the recovery program resulted in the directors of the iron and steel 'ndustries hastily agreeing. to de- ete the provision. The action immediately was hailed by Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, who congratulated the 'industry in its 'patriotic and far sighted policy." Organized labor, which ia * jattle over many years has been able to gain only a bare toehold in the steel mills, claimed company unions did not give a fair voice to workers. Labor had strong support from Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, head of the NRA. While emphasizing that it is not the purpose of fhe recovery act to foster unionization of any industry, he gave indications that the labor provision of the steel code should be confined to a guarantee of the right of collective bargaining, without attempting to prescribe the nature of the organizations thru which it could be carried on. This would leave organied labor free to attempt unionization of the industry with the guarantee that its recruits would not'be layed Monday with the announce ment of a public hearing on these subjects here August 8 to 10. The heating will receive a var iety of plans on tax revision from which it is hoped to evolve a new taxing act to relieve the burdens ofiipwa taxpayers, it was announ ced.- ' : .' : • __ _^. ._. iil_IU.liV*iJJ£|V»ltll.t..Ltt.T^.L»^ til ^ JJ 11 U Fort Pierce was without. lights lic generally "a wider opportun- St niErnr nnrl plerfrir linoc olcn -i ,. _ i, • , . i,_ last night and electric lines were down at Jupiter. (Continued on Page Eight) la family quarrel. Teacher Is HeM for Killing His Infant Child LOGAN. la. (U.E)— W. E. Kelley a 25-year-old rural school teacher Monday surrendered to Sheriff C P. Cross in connection with the slaying of his son. Billy, 2, and the attempted slaying of his wife. ! Kelley who recently completed a course in educational methods a Iowa 'State TeacLers college at Cedar ; Falls allegedly beat the mother and child with a hommer early Monday. The child whose head was battered had apparenth died immediately the sheriff said Mrs. Kelley was still unconscious late Monday afternoon. Kelley who appeared to be Jr. a daze will probably be arraigned today, county au thorities «aid. Sheriff Cross stated .hat the act may have resulted from B. What does the French phrase I era ' jame '\ J ' " ney J " 0 "- "L'etat c'est Moi," mean? ' eay an nounced the appointment 6. What does the word viscous mean 7. What is the specific gravity of water? 8. What kind of fish is a kingfish? !». What Is Ideology? 10. Wliflt Is another name .'or caisson disease, or diver's palsy? of Mrs. Ed r na Pearl Feuling, as acting postmistress at. New Hampton, la. Mrs. Fenllng is the wife of the state democratic chairman, E. J. Feuling P 5. stma f ter General Farley also "i<" appointment of to a, similar i>osr| announced Willr, p. at Fiiyette, la. Woman Carries Husband's Body Across Desert BENGHAZI, Tripoli (UP) —Mrs. Rosalia Barresi, 24. was in a hospital Monday after carrying the body of her husband for 37% miles in the desert after he had been bitten by a poisonous snake and then staying beside him without food or water for two days when she could go no further with him. The husband, Francesco, was a civil engineer. An airplane saw tho woman with the dead man and dropped a message that it would send aid. A camel caravan wnr in tln> roneui? and brot rMs, li-rf over the barren, (scorched desert. 57y 2 Hr, Week Is Effective Here; P, O. Continues Former Schedule An error in Saturday's Tribune-Times made it appear that the shorter business week adopted by Ames merchants would not be effective until Aug. 31. That is incorrect. The shorter -week became effective this morning and wiU continue indefinitely pending approval of individual codes for retailers by -the federal government or revision by the local group. The merchants Monday reconsidered the proposal to close on Wednesday afternoon, and agreed that the hours on Wednesday will -remain the same as for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Longer hours are in effect for Saturday. This. raises the total business hours to 57'/ 2 per week, a* compared to tile average of 60 formerly in effect. Ames merchants are expected to take advantage of the modification in the code for small retail establishments permitting .them to work employes 48 hours instead of the 40 hours pro. vided in the voluntary agreement all employers have been asked to sign. The hours for Ames stores until further notice will be as follows : Monday ........... , ..... 8:80 a. m. too:SOp. m. Tuesday ................ 8:80 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. Wednesday ... .......... 8:30 a. m. to ,V;iO p. m. Thursday .............. 8:SOa. m. to 5:30 p. m. Friday • ................ 8:80 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. .Saturday ............... 8:30 a. m. to 9 p. in. The Ames postoffice, according to an announcement made by Postmaster L. f. Tllden, will observe tlie saw hours as in the past, closing stamp and general dalhi'iy windows at 1 p. m. Saturday." This supercedes the announrenu-nt made Saturday that the postoffice would close Wednesday afternoon instead of Saturday. •»— - - --- ' ----- • Nevada On 64-Hour Week NEVADA — Action favornblo tcv h«> NRA \\as taken by merchants ?fic Jit a meeting ot 'oil 1 .. i. ;.ly chib ity to participate in the government's recovery program.*' A "bid"' for the small investor was seen in ihe fact that the new bonds will be available in denominations of as low as $50, while the notes will be sold in denominations as low as $100. Heretofore it had been difficult for the small investor to purchase government bonds. The government needs the new money to pay off on Aug. 15 a total of $469.089,000 in maturing 4 per cent certificates. Another $9,400,000 will be used to p^ay interest on other bonds and the remainder of the proceeds of the security sale will be used to bring the treasury's cash reserve up to around the one billion dollar mark. The government's $3.300,000,000 public works program and liberal relief- grants have taken a growing share of the government's income and the public will be a&ked to participate in further security issues in the near future. The government since July 1 has spent nearly $60.000,000 'or relief purposes, including pubic works, industrial recovery and emergency relief. Holders of the $451.447,000 of i per cent certificates due Sept. 15 may surrender their securities or those now being offered and obtain the benefit of the higher nterest rate. Sale of the bonds will carry the nation'? public debt to close he $ mark, the lighest in more than 10 years when the bond retirement program of the 20's got under way. The bonds being offered are he first since 1931 and the of-; Two committees scheduled „ to receive and consider the various tax revision plans in joint session are headed by Sen. M. X. Geske, Dubu - : e- and William F. Riley. Des Moines. Senator Geske is chairman of the senate tax revision committee. ering was the first step in the reasury's plan to substitute the )resent unwieldy short term debt (Continued on Page Two) TWO ARRESTED IN M'CBNILLCASF $40,000 Ransom Paid In Small Bills ALBANY, N. Y. (OP.) — Two men were arrested early Monday, less than 24 hours alter John J. O'Connell, jr., heir to the omnipotent political empire of the O'Connell brothers, was released by his abductors following payment of $40,000 ransom. Authorities let .-it be known thej expected to "break the case" quickly with the. arrest of six men. vnda Fii(.'.'.v t • -nil 1 ..i. ;.iy CHID U'(i rn<..'y «-ve- lulng. This acUou followed a dis- cussion of t'ne situation by representatives from practically every •business house in the city and a 64-hour week was agreed upon. The following message was sent President Roosevelt: "The NevrcJa Community num." vote agrees <!nn by unanl comply with (Continued on Tago Sigh*,) -egion Asked to List Veterans for Few Jobs Open Now Ames American Legion officers Monday were asked to compile a list of all ex-service men with dependents, who are living in Ames and who are not now employed.. There are <? few jobs open for war veterans. Unemployed veterans with families, residing In Ames, rr« asked to report not later than noon to C. 0. Powers, service officer of th« Amea post, at the Tribune- Times office. Any persons knowing of ax. service men In Amea who are unrmp'overt. nv;« telepJv»i« the names ti Mr, Powers nt th« T r|bune, Tuesday mc.'nlnfl, autuoritits subjected them to interrogation. District Attorney John T. Delaney, preserving the intensive secrecy he inaugurated with the return of young O'Connell, refused to say if they were suspected of being actually members of the kid- naping gang. O'Connell, little the worse for his 22 days in captivity, was at the mountain camp of his uncle. Daniel O'Connell where he was returned early Sunday morning. He had told liis story only to members of his iamily and to authorities. Delaney issued strict orders that he was not to talk to outsiders. A host of detectives concentrated on the hunt for the kidnapers. Delaney was confident that solution would be quick and certain, predict- ng he would send six men to the jenltentiary for "50 years." Governor Herbert H. Lehman prepared a message for the special session of the legislature now in session, demanding increased penalties for convicted kidnapers. The only information concerning young O'Connell's adventure was in a brief statement issued by bis uncle, Daniel. The youth was well treated by his captors, given an abundance ot sood food, and was not kept bound or blind-folded "11 of the time. He was attacked from behind in front of his home parly July 7 and knorked unconscious, 'tt'hen he awoke he was in an apartment which he thot was in New York City. A statement was circulated among newspaper men that he had been released on East 220th street, of the Bronx, New York City. Other reports said he had been hpld in Albany and leased here. Observers pointed out that something oth- than a h'ftw uoirtd It" n«V)w»ry (Continued on Page Eight) denied employment. Further support stand, -sras "<£sen •...Jtr, for tabor's of 'Secretary ;^f • Perkins as first witness >in. the hearings. Long a friend of-labor, she was ready to present the findings of'a personal inspection of the steel centers. Aside from the union section, major provisions of the steel c"64% prescribe an average 40 hours week to spread employment; grant a 15 per cent wage increase for skilled workers; for common labor fix minimum wage of 27 to 40 cents an hour depending on the locality; and bar employment of children tinder 16. More than 50 per cent of the steel plants in the country already have subscribed to the code. As the steel hearings went forward, messages continued to roll in, telling of thousands of additional adherences to the voluntary code shortening hours and fixing minimum wages for all classes of labor. Tuesday, when the agreement formally takes effect, the sign of the blue eagle will go up in factories, shops and offices, thruout the land, proclaiming to corisum- (Continued on Page Two) Gandhi Begins New Civil Disobedience Campaign in India AHMEDABAD, India <EE) — The \lahatma M. TV. Gandhi, spiritual and political leader for millions in ndia, Monday dramatically announced he intended to start a new civil disobedience campaign with a march thruout the countryside reaching opposition to British rule. The drive will start Tuesday. Gandhi, prepared for a/rest by he Indian government, declared he ntended otherwise to march thru the village preaching individual disobedience to British laws. The leader in India's fight against British control of India moved in the face of the government's strict order against continuance of the civil disobedience cijnpaign which caused his arrest jver a year ago. He was released several weeks ago when he started a 21-day fast in jail at Poona, for the "untouchables" of the Hindu castes. AUNT LINDY SAYS- It seems like we've already just had everything: to worry us and now what if the treasury uhould flood the country with "Woodin"

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