Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 1, 1933 · Page 4
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Ames, Iowa
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Buy Something Buy «om«thlng foday, If «nly a Mttl*. Your purchas* will h«lp ap««4 th» rrturn of proaptrity. Ames STORY Tribune Times OUNTY'S DAILY WZATHXft fOUOIAT O»nw«lly fair Tt4»a*ay and ntsday. Coot«r in wftt antf ••tfth- «rn po.-tlon Tuw4*y night VOLUME LXVn Official Amca and 8tory County Paper 1,100,000 AMES. IOWA. TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1933. United Preta Wire Service HO. 96 SCIENCE BLDG, AT 101STATE $5,000 Blaze Starts in Basement, Shoots Four Stories Fire of undetermined origin early Tuesday wrecked a basement laboratory in the science building on the Iowa State' college campus, and generated sufficient heat to force flames thru a small paneled aj-eaway thru four floors to the attic of the building, the fire breaking out Into offices and laboratories on each floor. Fire Chief L. R. Morris roughly estimated the loss at $5,000, with probably $2,000 damage to the building and $3,000 to contents. It was very difficult to determine, however, what the actual damage and loss to laboratory equipment will be until after an Inventory, begun at once after the fire, is completed. Fighting the blaze was a difficult task. The alarm was received at 2:43 a. m.. and firemen worked for more than two hours before all vestiges of flames had been extinguished. 1,400 Feet Hose Laid JOBS ARE OPEN IN STORES Iowa Escapes Torrid Wave Gripping East DBS M01NES (ILE>—Fair weather prevailed Tuesday over a large portion of Jowa as cooling breezes brot respite from a period of 90 degrees temperature. Partly cloud: and cooler weather for eastern and southern Iowa was predicted by Federal Meteorologist Charles D. fteed. Scattered showers were recorded Monday over the state. The heaviest reported was .75 inches at Albia. Highest temperature recorded Monday in the state was 94 at Burling, ton, and the lowest 49 at Inwood, Tuesday morning. " 3.ains Break Chicago Heat CHICAGO, (tlE)—Rains and cooing breezes Tuesday lowered tem- eratures In Chicago from sizzling icat that caused several deaths by sunstroke, heart attack and rowning. * Cloudy skies prevailed following night of lightning and thunder- torms. Fair weather was expected (Cortinued on Page Two) It was necessary to lay 1,400 feet of hose in two lines, and drag the hose across a wide expanse of lawn before reaching the -building. The lines then had to be hoisted'Over tall shrubbery and up ladders to windows on each floor. The fire leaped from floor to floor just ahead of the firemen. Inside the building, several locked doors presented further obstacles to reaching the fire. Prof. E. H. Werkman, associate in the department of bacteriology, said Tuesday he had been unable to determine what started the fire. A careful check of all electrical connections af- ^erward gave no indication that any of JLhese had -burned out. The 'firemen "repQr%e3T 'tfirfee of four explosions fcrok ijlace in the basement laboratory after they arrived, but Professor Werkman was of the opinion - these were , :ontainers of ether- exploding. In the basement laboratory where the fire started, there was being; conducted cooperative work »n fermentative' utilization of igricultural wastes, between the department of bacteriology at Iowa State and the U. S. department of agriculture bureau of chemistry and soils. Areaway for Pipes An enclosed area way, about 16 by 20 inches square, and having one side enclosed by a removable wood panel, extends from this laboratory upward to the attic of the building. In (he sreaway are steam, water and gas pipes, the wood panel mak- (Continued on Page Five) BRITISH DECIDE TO FREE GANDHI Forbid Campaign of Disobedience President on a "Working Va' cation" -V.' . . At left—How the president feels to be back home after the strenuous weeks at the capital you can judge from this striking photo taken ,as he arrived at Hyde Park, N. ,T«! for a month's "working vacation.".''It's good ^to be back,'" he told his welcomers. Below—Smiling, buoyant, President Roosevelt is greeted by his mother, Mrs. Sarah Delano Koose- velt (left), as he-arrives with his wife at the Roosevelt home in' Hyde Park, N. Y., for a month's vacation. BOMBAY <irj>) — British Indian officials, includng the Earl of \Villingdon, the viceroy, decided at a meeting Tuesday to release Mahatma M. K. Gandhi after servng him with an order restricting h s movements and forbidding him to embark on civil disobedience activities. Should Gandhi disobey such an order he would be subject to a formal sentence of two years' imprisonment; Is Badly Beaten At "Kid" Party Of Film Crowd HOLLYWOOD (HE)—Hollywood siizzed with gossip Tuesday as film players sought to learn the identity sf the person or persons who sent Fohn CoEsidine, jr., motion picture producer, to the hospital for facial repairs after a fight alleged to have Mimaxed a "kid" party at the home >f Norma Talmadge. Considine, son-in-law of Alexander Pantages, millionaire theater awner, and son of the co-founder »f the Sullivan and Considine cir- suit, entered the Santa Monica hospital Sunday for treatment for pain- !ul facial and body bruises. He had just returned with his *ife f the former Carmen Pantages. !rom the costume party given Mrs. Peg Talmadge by her three daughters, Norma, Constance and Natalie •Considine refused to explain the nature of the dispute, but said he jvas "kicked and knocked down." He refused to be interviewed, and ras released from the hospital Monday night. Is Arrested With Three Women AHMEDABAD/India <UJ?) — Ma- batma M. K. Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of millions of Indians, was arrested Monday a few hours before he was to start on a march thru fie country, preaching civil disobedience as a means of forcing the government to grant a greater measure of home rule. With the emaciated Gandhi, were arrested his wife, Kasturbai; his secretary, Mahadcl Deal, and an- othesr woman disciple, Kakelkar. Gandhi had planned to march thru the country with 17 men and 15 women followers, urging the people to disobey laws and seeking to alleviate the lot of the millions of "untouchables," doomed to be outcasts from birth. Gandhi pledged that his non violence march would he carried out "to the last man." New Deal Faces Old Order in a Crucial Bade on Chicago Front mm. OKLA. RELEASED BY KIDNAP GANG Urschel Family Tells Nothing About Ransom OKLAHOMA CITY 012)—Charles F. Urschel, America's 'wealthiest kidnaping victim Tuesday revealed that he was blindfolSed, handcuffed and threatened with death while held captive for nine 'days by abductors. Urschel -was released Monday night, reportedly alter payment of a huge ransom. He told the story of his captivity at his mansion as 'orces of t&e law moved to avenge he outrage. , , "Get ,the Underbill gang," was he word flashed to peace officers hruout the southwest. . Robert Brady, «onvict who es- :aped from the. Kansas State peri- ten tiary at Lansing. on Memorial ay with Wilbur Underbill and nine ither prisoners was suspect No. 1 t was reported. OKLAHOMA, CITY, OTO—With fficlal activity held in abetance ight hours at the behest of the amily of Charles F. Urschel, re- urned near . midnight from.-nine lays in the hands of kidnapers, Authorities expected to open an unlimited offensive Tuesday on uspects in the case. "We are not going to move until he family so advises,,' said R. H. olvln, chief of the local department of justice bureau. In announcing the safe return f the oil millionaire his brother- n-law, Arthur Seeligson, indicated n agreement was made to : "allow he kidnapers eight hours of immunity from pursuit That, eight hours ended at 8 a. ... and it was expected authori- ies. would set out along definite .nes of endeavor at that tim«. Sutpect Escaped Convict It is known that ;suspects in the ase are ~Bob BraCy, ^arvey Baily, Wilbur Underbill "and associ- tes, all convicted murders and ank robbers who escaped , Mem- rial day from the Kansas State enitentary. Certain official activity here dur- ng--Ursche}'s captivity indicated lese men were sought, and that ley. w<ere suspected of the; kidnap" Italian Armada Ready for Long Atlantic Flight SHOAL HARBOR, Nfd. OLE)— Reports of fine weather over the Atlantic were received Tuesday by General Italo Balbo and the Italian seaplane expedition made final preparations to depart early Wednesday for a nonstop flight to Valentta, Ireland. Light easterly winds and clear skies were reported. SHOAL HARBOR, Nfd. (UP)— Stripped of all dispensable equipment, with even tools jettisoned in favor of fuel. Italy's fleet of 24 seaplanes awaited good weather Tuesday before taking off for Valentia, Ireland. Weather over the North Atlantic continued bad, and it was thought unlikely the planes could start before Wednesday." , Gen; Italo Balbo, commanding the fleet, has dropped one man from 'many planes . to lighten them. Those who fly will be permitted' to take along only a thermos flask and a small lunch. NBA ESTIMATES WAGE INCREASE OF TRADE I. S. C. Contract Brings Total to $30,655 Award of a contact during July for construction of. a warehouse building on the Iowa State college the largest Test Your Knowledge Can you answers seven of these !St fluest!nn«? T,,.» . l nese test questions? Turn for the answers. to The executive committee elected at a general meeting of Ames civic organizations last Wednesday night to function in the local NRA campaign under direction of Gen. Hugh Johnson, administrator of the recovery drive, met Monday night and organized. Mrs. Adolph Shane was elected chairman; Dr. E; B. Bush, vice chairman, and J. H. Aiaes, secretary. Other members of the committee of seven Include Claud Coykendall. Prof. George JM. Fuller. Mrs. Hiram Munn and Mrs. J. B. Davidson. The committee sent a telegram to Genera] Johnson advising him that Ames was prepared to proceed, at once upon receipt of further instructions. campus amount gave Ames of,'.'building construction five composed "Annie Lau*rote "The Scarlet 2. Who fie?" 3. Who Utter?" 4. What is a colossus? 5. Who was John Stuart Mill? 6 On a battleship what is a •urret? 7. Which governor of New York vas impeached and removed from 'ff!c«? ft. Why must all bills for rals- »ff revenue orojfinflte in the houso 9 nf •• !''<•'' (vino ivas Lucre*'" !.:•• mici.-iil «luiKiHer? 10. Who was Bob Fltzsiimnonb? Machine Gunners Mow Down Leader of Capone Forces CHICAGO (U.R)— The rat-tat-tat of machine gun fire roared again in Al Capone's stronghold in Cicero Tuesday and mowed down Tony Mareno, leader of the Capone forces on the west side. Mareno, who had one earlier notoriety under the name of Russell, met Capone when the gang leader was serving a year in jail in Philadelphia. He was shot down Tuesday by three machine gunners as he sat in his automobile in the Chicago suburb. Conservation Corps Worker Is Shot by Officer at Spencer ^SPENCER (U.E>— James Maney. 1 ". was given an even chance to live Tuesday after being shot ny Deputy Sheriff M. A. Nelson of Dickinson county. Maney was wounded, officers said, when he resisted arrest for Intoxication duct. H« for any single month since October 1931. The contract was for 524,880 which added to the estimated cost of six- other items in the city, brings the:total for the month to ?30,655. This total is $6,000 greater than the total for the entire period from October 1932 to June 1933. inclusive; ;^} '.-'":.•The amount of building construction for which permits were issued during July at the city manager's office was the greatest for any month since last October, totaling $5,775 and exceeding the June total by $1,100. The principal item was a frame dwelling house being erected by Mrs. J. E. Smith at 224 Hyland avenue, to cost $5,000. Other permits issued during the month were for a frame garage to cost $150 at the new .Smith house; V. G. Jacobs, frame chicken house at 2210 Lincoln way, $25; Frank Kerekes, remodeling frame dwelling at 1123 Burnett avenue, $500, and L. K. Arnold, frame garage at 2519 Hunt street, ?100. A store room in the Sorenson building at 129 Main street is being remodeled and divided, but no permit for this project has as yet been issued. It is understood a restaurant is to take the east portion of the divided floor space, while Mrs. Sorenson will continue her food market in the west part. Roland Man Dies in Iowa Hospital ROLAND — Josiah Raymond who died at the state hospital at Clarinda Friday was buried in the Roland cemetary Saturday. at CHICAGO (KB—A court test of the government's com'plei farm relief program was started .Tuesday. The test was attempted by the Independent Milk distributors of northern Illinois which filed a peti tion seeking an injunction to prohi bit an enforcement of the Chicago milk code." The petition was filed in federal district court before Judge James H. Wilkerson. The constitutionality of the entire farm relief act was challenged on the ground that it: 1. Provides for unreasonable searches and seizures of the persons, houses, papers and effects of the plaintiff. ; 2. Delegates legislative power to the secretary of agriculture. 3. Purports to regulate intrastate commerce. . 4. Takes the private property of the plaintiff for public use without just compensation. *• " WASHINGTON, OLE)—The new deal of controlled economy faced th.e old. order-of unrestrained competition across the battle scarred industrial front of Chicago Tuesday in the first direct challenge of the v farm recovery program by business interests. . Noon was the zero hour. At that time the long troubled Chicago milk industry was ordered to go under a federal license designed to compel conipliauce with a code of fair practices and prices. It is the first application of the drastic licensing provisions of the recovery laws. One group of independent .dealers has challenged the right of the government to forbid It to sell six cent milk and announced its intention of seeking an injunction on the ground that the law is uncoc- stitutlonaK Those in charge of the '(Continued on Page Three) canip and , rllRorrlfrly oon IK a member of ih«- ronoervatiou corps In Funeral services were held :he Salem Lutheran church at Story City with the Rev. G. 0. 'alsrud of Story City in charge. The deceased who was about 15 years of ( age was the son of he late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Raymond, pioneers of the community. He was confined to the state hospital a. number of years ago. T. S. T. C. GETS TOURNEY DES MOINES (RP>— Iowa's m",:j state high school basketball tournament will he held at lo,va State Tearliorn college at Cedar Palls, Oeorgft A. Brown, fiecre- tnrv df ihf lr-\vn HlKh School A i hit iO li.ssocialiou, auuounced Tuesday. Editor Blames Yellow Journalism For Rise of American Gangster Delivers Scathing Attack on Outlaw Scandal Sheets Polluting Nation's Life CHICAGO (U.P.)—The editorial director.of one of the nation's foremost newspapers Tuesday told police chiefs of thf l-'nited States and Europe that yellow journalism was responsible for rise of the American gangster. "The yellow press of America, "he said "created the fiction of the gangster, and thru that fiction made him into a reality." The editor was Malcolm W. Bingay, of the Detroit Press. He- spoke before the convention of the International Police Chiefs' association, discussing the newspaper's responsibility in law enforcement. Bingay delivered a relentless attack on what he described as '''yellow, outlaw scandal sheets, violating all moral and ethical codes, sensational, irresponsible and mongering, pouring forth a poisonous river of ink which is polluting .the life stream of A T« y\ n i A n ' ' VP ' ' ' ' i i i .- i M , m "• ' ' •• • j The family some days ago divorced itself from activity on the part -of authorities, choosing to .pursue its own methods of effecting the return of Urschel. whe''.er ransom was paid on the consuma- tlon of their plans was not revealed. From Washington had come this earlier statement by J. Edgar Hoover department of justice chief that the Indentity of the kidnapers was thought to be known. Seellgson said . TJrschel was returned alone. Lamar Seellgson, a brother of Arthur, was fully dressed and wore a leather jacket. It was considered probable he had gone to some outlying town or community to get his brother-in- law. - -.':• A driving rain was falling when the rented car drove up in the Urschel driveway. Rain had been falling steadily for several hours and obliterated all tracks and his return was as mysterious and his departure under guard of^ two swarthy gangsters nine days ago. Two men armed with machine guns pushed their way in the Urschel mansion last Saturday night a week ago. They found. Urschel, Mrs. Urschel. W. R. Jarrett, a friend, and Mrs. Jarrett, playing bridge on the sun porch. Urschel and Jarrett were forced to leave the house and get into an automobile. Jarrett was released soon afterward. Mrs. Urschel was the widow of the late Tom Slick, one of the pioneer oil men of the gigantic Midcontinent field who was known as "king of the wildcatters." The Slick and Urschel fortunes were united by marriage. The Urschels were forewarned of the kidnaping. Threats had been received by mail. A few days before the kidnaping Betty Slick Urschel. their daugb Leading Ship Canals Are Busy WASHINGTON (TIE)—Steady improvement In world trade along with domestic recovery and greater stability In foreign exchange quotations was reported by governmental officials Tuesday. Altho the administration is putting all its energy into its domestic revival, foreign trade reports are being watched closely -with the hope that Improvement there would further improve the prospects yfor recovery at home. > .The steady improvement in foreign trade of the United States which began In May has been main- ±ained thru the rcurfent mbrith" July figures are expected to show improvement over the corresponding period of the previous year for the .second successive month. The United.States in June showed a slight unfavorable balance of foreign trade tor the first time 'in more than two years, but combined import... and export trade came to $141,900,000, the highest since October. This rate, it was understood was maintained thru July. Increased traffic thru the leading ship canals of the world and greater; activity 'in shipyards were repQrted by the department of commerce as evidence of reviv ing foreign trade, altho Panama canal traffic in June rose to 1,238,763 tons from 1,064,527 tons in June last year. St. Lawrence canal tonnage rose to 994,429 tons in June from 902,784 tons in the same month last year, while Saulte Ste Marie canal traffic mounted to 3.538,282 tons as compared with 1,987,882 tons Jn June 1932. Panama canal traffic in the first five month of this year was 7,£00,000 tons, against 8,000.000 tons in the corresponding period of last year, Panama canal traffic in the first 27 days of July was Food Stores Permitted to Work Employes 48 Hours WASIJIKGTON <HE>— America's "big push" toward better times brot cheering victories Tuesday. More than a million new jobs were opened in the country's retail stores. Steady progress was reported in the campaign to bring the steel and oil industries under provisions of the national recovery act This was the day set for business .to put into effect'President Roosevelt's emergency re-employment agreements. From all sections of the country canse reports of ! blue eagles going up on store fronts and factories, and employers'falling .Into line by the thousands to'spread employment and pay'workers higher wages. '.•''' Provisions of the .blanket agreement c.s they affect the hours and wages of 4,000.000 employes of re- tall stores were nodifltd Monday night by Administrator Hugh S. Johnson. The NKA estimated that under the new terms, more than —$> In Iowa nearly 50,000 of the eligible "white collar and blue shirt workers" were under the NRA it was estimated Tuesday. Early report Tuesday from code masters over Iowa indicated that more than 7,000 of the state's 40,000 employers had already signed NRA agreements and were eligible to hoist the blue eagle over their establishments: In Des Molnes, Postmaster Frisk report **af.'1,000 had signed .^ - rivals Tuesday, More tfian 500,000 Iowa forking •" ;|»eoplt ; axe ; ellglbl&V- ioMer; ? W S ieoSe agreement, federal statistics indicated. Of this number, nearly 100,000 are-women. Not included are farmers, doctors, dentists, nurses, executives, professional men, city, county and state em- ployes. Nearly 70,000 additional, employes will be added to the payroll In. the state according to State Labor Commissioner Wenig, who pointed out tHis would, increase the payroll more than $1, 000,000, figuring the minimum pay at $14. -4- above that of a year ago with tolls amounting to $1,643,006 as compared with $1,194,579 a year ago. Traffic thru the Suez canal increased 13 per cent In May when (Continued on Page F ve) 1,100,000 persons . could be given immediate employment. These persons would receive approximately $900,000,000 in annual wages. Hearings Recessed Hearings on the code of fair competition for the giant iron and steel industry were recessed'after a day of thick-and-fast developments, including-withdrawal of the most controversial feature of the code, that proposing to continue the company union plan of employe representa- America. He assailed the yellow press for glorifying "rats, cheap gamblers ind roustabouts into modern Robin Hoods, Dick Turpins and D'Artag- nans." Editors of such newspapers Bingay said, build up great leg ends around gangster chiefs until liey become more powerful than fact. Thugs Are Paraded "Thugs are paraded by yellow sheets as courageous desperadoes, guided by nlaster minds, until the very name of the gang strikes ter rpr into the heart of the average citizen," Bingay declared. "The peo pie, having been terrorized b> agents, are easier prey for it Is by this niftans thfi extortionist finds avpmiPfi of activity "r ift n to Mm." . Clni;;'i nii|;i':iled to the po|t« J chiefs to break up the "unholy al-1 Hance" between the yellow press and "venal, corrupt, law enforcement officers." "This alliance," he said, "is the most corrupting and corroding phase of all the present crime prob lems in America today." "Directors of sensational press,' Bingay said, "align themselves with th« police, the prosecutors, lawyers and even the bench. Thus they demand, and get 'scoops' on activities In big stories. In return for this inside Information the paper promises to keep the off! cial's name before 'he public, ana more often than not wins re-elect tlon for him." Ur0e« Clean-Up A« a solution of the problem Bingay urged "a mordlnfltwl -effon >n UK- pnri of t"lt<' "i"' ' ''o'li .> ;rs of, MI U- , <;.. (•• (Continued on Pagb Five) , ter, was followed while driving here from Tulsa. Her pursuers were said to have nsed a car similar to that employed in spiriting away Urschel. Pinchot Arranges Peace Meeting in Coal Strike Area UNIONTOWN. Pa. (U.Pl—Coal company officials and representatives of striking miners were to gather Tuesday at a peace meeting arranged by Gov.*Gifford Pinchot, but a series of clashes between strike breakers and pickets gave llttlft hope of early settlement. After a. day of disorders Monday national guardsmen and state troopers feared additional clashes. Maj. Krnnetl) W. Mom*yer, coin tnandlng officer of the national guard, derided his 325 men w^rt- not onough to preserve peace «nd asked for reinforcements. One com ny deputy and more than s do* n flivihej.. were Injured In MOD fights. • ] Fifty persons were notified mail Tuesday that their names had been drawn for 'jury duty during August in the Ames municipal court. Names from this .list are drawn as needed. There were no jury cases tried in the court during July. The list follows: Silas B. Larson, Rachel Parsons, Harry Allen, H, F. McLaughlin. Mrs. M. W. Shupe. M. G. Spangler, J. E. Hiland. E. J. Beard. J. S. Like ly, F. A. Batman, Jessie B. Thomp son, C. G. Cole. M. Gilreath. Hannah McGrath. A. S. Reilly, Mrs. E. L. Cady. C. W. Yeoman. A. R. Peel, A. F. Reis, E. C. Hutchison. J. B. Kooser, H. F. Brown. Mrs. Fannie Durrell, Anna K. Shane. Emil Skortraan. Delia M. Dawson, James Duffus, Arthur L. Anderson. O. D. Mason. Mrs. W. J. Schlick, C. H. Sawtell, Mrs. F. H. Schleiter, Harry Bowman, Anna L. Steele. Mrs. W. E. Jones, Fred Randau, Leoia Grosenbaugh, L. W. Wood. F. D. Schauper, C. S. Dorchester Allen P. Miller, A. A. Magill. Conrad Stephenson. T. J. Foley. Frank Cameron. Earl E. Enke, Marie R. Barnard, John Hansman, Ruth Goodrich. Mrs. J. L. Robinson. F. E. King. E. S. Haber, Grace Zura- n-alt, Chris Paterson and Mrs Daisv Thels. tlon. •: ' • Progress in the effort, to bring some semblance of order out of the chaotic oil industry was registered in a new code drafted by NRA officials and representatives of the industry. The new code pro•poses a work-week of 36 hours in the oil fields generally and a 40- hour week In the marketing end of the Industry. These new proposals, drafted in sweltering hotel and conference rooms, will be the subject of new discussions before submission of the code in final form for President Roosevelt's approval. The blanket code was modified for retail stores to enable most of the nation's retailers to come under the recovery act immediately. Many had complained that the original terras would work too great a hardship. The thousands of retailers who already had signed the original agreement are permitted to change It now in accordance with the new schedule of hours and wages. The modification, however, are subiect to later action (Continued on Page Two) INMVRLKS ARE FATAI LOG AM O>—Mrs. Leah Kelley died Tuesday In « Council Bluffs hospital from a fractured skull received wh«n she *nd her two-year-old son allegedly were attacked by her husband, W. E. Kelley, The baby was dead from a fractured skull when Mrs. K«l ley and baby were found bj police. AUNT LINDY SAYS- Dad soon gets over it when daughter marries against bis wishes bat when he tops his golf btli there's a real example of the irate parent.

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