Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 2, 1933 · Page 4
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Ames, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 2, 1933
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i Buy Something Buy tomothlng today, If only 4 little. Your purchat* will h«lp «pe*d th* rtturn «f pro«p«rlty. Dailu Tribune Times STQRY COUNTY'S DAILY WEATHZ1 FOIEOICT Unsettled W«dnt«4ay *t* Thura. day. Showers probable, domtwttat cooler in south central 2nd •xtr«m« «ait portions* • VOLUME LXVn Official Amct and Story County P«p«r AtffcS. IOWA, WEDNJBDAY, AUCTOIT 2, 1933. United Press Wire Service 1,000,000 'XI ERS UNDER NRA OPENS OF FALL BALLOT Huey. Long's Political Empire Faces Test NEW ORLEANS, (UB)—Ine future of Huey P. Long's political empire was at stake Wednesday as a determined district judge began an open court investigation into last fall's election in which Long henchmen allegedly resorted to fraud in order to win. Six oallpt boxes containing votes cast in the November 8 election were brot into Judge Alexander O'Donnell's court Wednesday. Judge O'Donnell appointed 25 tellers to begin an immediate reco mt of the ballots which "were cast on a constitution*] amendment authorizing the city of New Orleans to issue bonds to purchase" the Algiers canal street ferry. Judge O'Donnell ordered 15 election commissioners arrested on charges of certifying to false •when it convened at 10:30 a. m. H* granted permission to District Attorney Eugene Stanley to examine ballot boxes, which Long's political enemies charge will re- Government's Cash Balance at Highest Point in I ' ' • - • • • ' • ^5 • '- • "•!»• History; Recovery Bond Issue Oversubscribed HYDE PARK N. Y. OIB-Tbe federal government has a larger cash balance on hand than any time in its history it was announced Wednesday, a t the summer white house where President Roosevelt is vacationing. President Roosevelt appeared cheered by the news from the treasury department in Washingto- concerning particularly the heavy oversubscription of federal bonds and certificate'. It was learned he was in communication earlier with both the secretary _nnd undersecretary, of '-be treasurey and was informed that the $500,000,000 offer of 3 1-4 per cent eight-year bonds had been over subscribed times. more than six The president also instructed Assistant Secretary of State Ray- mood Moley Wednesday to study the kidnaping and racketeering situation for the department of justice. The chief executive's instructions were contained in a letter to Ac-ting Secretary of State Phillips at Washington. He assigned Moley to the task after a request for assistance In carrying out the survey was received from Attorney Genera] Cummlngs. Molay will make a study of aH laws, state, federal and International* that could b« utilized as a club to drive racketeers ont of the country. This job, in the opinion of observers was selected for the as- sistant secretary because pf his widespread knowledge of the crime situation. Moley mad« 1m portant surveys from time to time along these lines before entering public life, including crime sur veys for Ohio, Missouri and New York state. Moley returned "Tuesday after noon to New York City. He was driven from Hyde Park by Mrs Anna Roosevelt Dall, daughter of the President ; Before Jftoley's arrival Mr. Roosevelt affixed his signature to the woolen textile code. The code was brought here by Robert Straus and aide 01' General Hugh S. Johnson. It calls for a J14 minimum wage in the north, $13 in the south and a 40"-liour week. veal .monumental fraud in open court. Governor 0. K. Allen, a Long henchman, revoked the order by which he had declared New; Orleans under martial law, early Wednesday. The revocation was announced in a telegram Allen sent Judge Frank T. Eschezabel, O'Donnell colleague on the criminal court bench, who returns today from vacation. There -was some intimation that an effort would be made to transfer the investigation from Judge O'Don- nells court to that of Judge Esche- zabel. Not since Long, -While governor, narrowly missed Impeachment by (he legislature, has his arbitrary rule of Louisiana been BO seriously threatened. New Orleans seemed aroused to fever pitch. New appointments to federal positions in Louisiana showed the Roosevelt administration awarding plums to as many or more of Long's enemies than his friends.. The United States senate committee announced it planned to re- eume' Its investigation of Louisiana elections within .two months. The Influential newspaper, The Times-PicayW] called upon President Roosevelt to take note of "political racketeering" in Louisiana and not to overlook it in his' "war on gangsters." Long was closeted far into the night with his henchmen. He was gruff and peevish with newspapermen. "I don't know, a damned thing about it," he shouted. Several efforts to investigate the election have been frustrated. Tb.'ee grand juries returned "no true bills" against accused election commissioners. The situation was brought to a head -when Judge O'Donnell refused to accept a neg- court investigation. grand , jury then requested Governor Allf n to declare martial law and have soldiers destroy the contents of the disputed ballot boxes. Governor Allen declared martial law but refused to order the ballots destroyed. ' Aplin Warns Against Swimming in River Warning was issued Wednesday by Dr. C. A. Aplin city health officer, against swimming in the Skunk river, which the physician termed as dangerous to health. In view of the extremely dry summer, the river is in greater danger of being polluted, and Is not fit for swimming. Cases of illness have been reported as resulting from swimming in the river. Dr. Aplin said. He is especially anxious .over the possibility of contracting typhoid fever from the river. 11 ARE Milt mm mm 48,000 Miners Are In Sullen Mood UN10NTOWN, Pa. OIEJ — The handful of national guard stationed in Fayette county to preserve order in the coal strike zone was "ready" Wednesday for any emergencies resulting from the shooting of 11 men, one fatally, as vague rumors that pickets might arm circulated thru this section. Adoption of a "peace agreement" by Gov. Gifford Pinchot and United Mine Workers of America officials led to the belief in militia quarters, however, that the widening strike area would be quiet, tho tense. No disturbances were reported as thousands of pickets, many accompanied by wives and children, marched to mine shafts at daylight and took up positions determined, in most cases, to force recognition of the H. M. W. A., and, in a few, to demand higher wages and shorter hours. Estimates placed the total number of miners on strike from 30,000 to 48,000. Mine owners toppled like rows of dominoes before the picket lines and when the working day began, aH H. C. Frick Coke company mines were reported closed, and nine Pittsburgh Coal company pits in Allegheny.and Washington counties, employing approximately 4.000 men, had been added to those closed previously. The peace agreement, drawn up j at a conference in Harrisburg Ddesday night between the governor and union officials after coal operators refused to participate, was designed to encourage the strikers to assist in law enforcement. The mutterings among the strike's however, after 11 of their fellows were shot down suggested, that union officials may not be able nrfcVTn"! to regain the control they virtually surrendered as the strike spread from mine to mine and county to county. The governor was optimistic over the possibilities of the agreement, but the brawney miners, accustomed to years of underground toil, grew more sullen after Tuesday's snooting, confident of their own Chicago U. and Northwestern To Link Effort CHICAGO OLE)—A plan to remove competitive issues between the University of Chicago and Northwestern university and concentrate the two institutions m an effort to make Chicago the nation's leading educational center was revealed today by presidents of the colleges. ,, v -' Pres. Wdlter Dill Scott of Northwestern pointed out that Chicago is the' only city in the country with two instiutions both with membership in the association'of American Universities. "In close cooperation between the two schools," Dr. Scott said, "lies an uriequaled opportunity. The opportunity creates the obligation. We hope to make Chicago the educational center of America." Pres. Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago explained "that "HosMnstitution should try to do/ everything. President Scott and I agrW.that coordination of effort will resiilt In more effective use of resources of both." COiWLINES I? Full Hearing Set For 7: CHICAGO; .(IIE)—Declaring himself ready to "throw out" the ad- tural betterment if it is unfair to independent milk dealers, Federal Judge James H. Wilkerspn Wednesday delayed, until Aug. 7 his' decision. & legality of the broad recovery "law. Tha jurist summarily refused to s°" ght to ? pre- of the new milk powers. Hf Test Your Knowledge Can you answer, seven of these t«et questions? Turn to paae five for the answers. of Ohio. act Jn the Chicagc area. 'Tarn going to rule on the const ititionality of this order and its.| unreasonableness and unfairness without .an adequate hearing,' Wilkerson .^declared. "But af£er the proper data has been presented, I will not hesitate to throw out the milk code set-up if it is. unconstitutional, arbitrary or unfair.*-,,, .'•;...'' A minimum retail price: of 10 cents per quart for milk within a 75-mile radius of Chicago, licensing of all distributors vrithin the region and provision for penalty where the code is ignored, were included in the new code effective at noon Tuesday. - • First test of the legality of. Presidents Roosevelt's program. It was indicated, may be carried to the United States supreme court Both the government and the In- CHERBOURG, France (HE) — dependent Milk Distributors of Clashes between special pickets and strikers were usually over before troopers or guardsmen appeared on the scene. Stanford U.Man Kills Friend on Board Big Liner KIDNAPERS HOLD N,y. SPORTSMAN Bandits Ask $25,000 in Ransom NEW YORK OLE)—Nat Bass, 35, sports figure and brother- of Ar- Fugazy, sports promoter, was kid- naped Monday night and is held for $25,000 ransom, it was leaned Wednesday. Bass was nidnp.ped Monday night when he arrived in his car to visit friends. Anothe: car drew up as he arrived and its three occupants, all armed, forced Bass to enter it • . • Urschel Family Pay. $200,000 TULSA, Okla., (U.E)—The family of Charles F. Urschel, millionaire oil man, paid $200,000 to obtain his - release from .kidnapers, John C. Catlett, \ prominent politician who .served ,as: Intermediary, said he understood Wednesday. Catlett said he could not be positive of the %gure, but knew it was very high. . ;,The ransom was paid in : Kansas City Sunday night, Catlett said. He was understood to have been selected by the the contact man after a report' was received from the kidnapers agent in Kansas City. Catlett said he went to Kansas City and registered at a hotel Sun. n .. w"i* *i.^*m Aju.Ff w».*.aji vajius rtn^co I Jgu day. By telephone he was advis-1 along that conform to or exceed 'the «JOBSJS DEAL TAKES EFFECT INHME8 Downtown Employers Add Extra Help to Meet NRA Code & The "new deal" is already making itself evident in Ames, insofar as compliance with the national recovery act is concerned. A cursory survery conducted by the Tribune-Times Wednesday morning showed that 11 downtown employers of labor; had already added 19 new employes to their Payrolls, while six had'added eight bali-tlme employes. • The survey included for the most only those stores and business con cerns already displaying the NRA blue eagle .emblem in the downtown business district. One Department store reported that five additional full time, clerks had been added to the payroll. Departments under the city government reported three- additional persons employed, in adjusting hours of duty in certain positions. City to Conform Several technical and profession al posts in the city government are exempt from provisions of the blanket code, however. City Man ager J. H. Ames Wednesday sent a bulletin to each department heaa advising him of the-' restrictions under the code insofar as they are nterpreted now. He said the cit> would endeavor to fulfill the spiri of the; code in every respect- Ames merchants on the wholi are in a quandary as to what thej actually will be required to do under the code. With apparently conflicting interpretations and mod fications appearing at frequent in .ervals, they .are of the opinion-4ha each business should proceed with caution in readjusting itself to meet terms of the code. Every mer chant expects to conform to the 0-hour maximum for employes, o 48-hour maximum in the .food toces. Just how the schedule o stone-: hours 'will be anfiMjged to meer these •" requirements "'"is "ta. rom being settled at this time'. • Already Doing. Share It is true that several stores have een carrying help in excess/ o ctual store needs during the sum mer, and the readjustment under he code will not require, them to dd additional employes. Some o lese have been paying wages righ; Mollisons Call on the President Charles Manger, Stanford university student, was grief stricken in his cabin Wednesday when the liner Bremen arrived with the body of his cabin mate Karl Werner Heye, III. of New York, whom he killed early Sunday. Manger was held incommunicado. Capt. Wilhelm Dahne. chief officer of the Bremen, radioed to Bremen and asked the American consul to engage an attorney to represent Manger at an inq'uest there. Examination of the body of Hey* adopted son of a wealthy Rochester. N. Y., accountant, by. a United Press correspondent showed apparently that there were two bullet holes in the back of Heye's neck. Passengers said that there were bullet holes in the walls of the Heye-Manger cabin which indicated that pisto! shooting had been practiced. Like all the ship's officers they were convinced the shooi' ing was" accidental, as Manger had Northern Illinois "welcomed" the court t?st and- promised to carry their respective fights to the highest tribunal. 3. What is Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute? 4. Where is the famous r eS on najued St. Moritz? on 5. Who made the speech nominating Franklin D. Roosevelt for president, at the democratic national convention of 1932? 6. Which country owns Greenland? 7. Name the Brothers of Chris topher c^himbiis. 8. Who was Aino Millet? 9. who founded the. famous n ftj<"o:'o exhibit In Raker strr t 10. Name ths capital of Polana. Wife's Charges of Infidelity Denied by Adolphe Menjou LOS ANGELES (II.P)—Denial that he was guilty of Infidelity was incorporated in an answer of Adolphe, Menjou to the divorce suit of Kathryn Carver Mnnjou, also of the serene, on file today. Menjou did not attack Miss Car- Brothers United After 54 Years MARSHFIELD, Ore. (UP.)— From Oregon's rocky coast came the casual news that there was a Joe Clawson living on Catching Inlet near here.' William Clawson heard it way down in Hollywood. He came north to investigate • and sure enough. Joe turned out to be William's brother. They had not seen each other in 54 years. ed to go to another hotel. Catlett said be followed instructions and made the ransom payment. ; He was told, he said.'to go home and Urschei would be released within 24 hours. The millionaire oil man was released at midnight Monday, at Norman, Okla. Catlett refused to discuss the case ;furtheV. He said any additional details must come from the Urschel family in Oklahoma City. Seek Escaped Kansas Convicts OKLAHOMA CITY, (IIP.)—Police authorities, and department ''. of justice agents co-operated Wednesday In an intensive .search for (Continued on Page Two) General Balbo Defers Atlantic Flight SHOAL HARBOR, N. F. <U.E>— Gen. Italo Balbo. commanding Italy's seaplane fleet en route home after a visit to the United States, decided Wednesday to postpone the 'Ike off on a 1,950 mile flight to Valentla, Ireland. Crews of the 24 seaplanes were aboard and some were warming up the engines for a start at dawn when at 2:40 a. m. EDT Balbo aft- sr a consultation ashore regarding the weather over the Atlantic, recalled them. Earlier reports had been encouraging. -The wind had shifted from east to south, then to west. The sky was clear and there was no "og visible at sea. code minimum, and hence find themselves under no further obli gallons under the code, except to see that the maximum of hours is not exceeded. Proposals to shorteii -store hours in Ames to aid merchants to meet terms of. the code without hiring more help -than they feel they can afford, have caused no end of discussion thruout the; business dis trict. Several merchants are wait ing to have that question settled before making any effort to adjust their payrolls and hours of labor. NRA Signs Increase The; number"pf stores displaying the emblems designating them as members of the NRA, is steadily'in- creasing, and "includes many lines of retail business. > In several lines, the summer months are slack times, because they depend for much business on college students and professors who are not here in summer. Several ; of these have kept their normal quota of clerks in order to insure fully trained staffs in Septem- her. • Several merchants express the belief they will have to hire more help by September, but believe they can get thru August with what 'clerks they now have, and still conform to the code provisions. Some lines of business, such as the druggists and restaurants, are waiting completion of special codes for their particular lines before making adjustments. ROOSEVELT PLAN FIVE Still bearing marks of their plane crash after spanning the Atlantic, Capt. James A. Mollison and.Mrs. Mollison are shown as they visited the president at the Roosevelt summer home in Hyde "Park, N. Y. Home After Flight That Failed Back from the wilds of Siberia! where his plane crashed on an at tempted round-the-world solo flight, James J. Mattern waves smil ingly to his welcomers as he arrives in a borrowed plane at Floyc Bennett field. New York.'origin of the ill-fated flight. Ickes Passes One Billion Mark In Spending Plan to Create Job: WASHINGTON (TT.P.)— In less than: a month at the head of the biggest peace-time spending job in history, Secretary of In- :erior Ickes as public works administrator has passed the'$ 000,000.000 mark in his campaign to put men back to work. Working with almost unprecedented speed and in defiance of the red tape which traditionally slows down federal machinery, Ickes has made arrangements to spend almost one-third of the $3,300.000,000 authorized for public works in the national industrial recovery act last June. He-began his job as public vorks administrator Jnly S. Since that time he has approved I wou jd be placed in charge of the mblic vorks to a total sum equal Ij 0 [j ' " "' ' At least two of the projects are of far-reaching economic significance. The* Grand Coulee dam is part of the Columbia river project ^20,000,000 Requested by Iowa Communities for Public Works DES MOINES, OJ.P)—Application from various Iowa communities for funds in the national public works program exceed $20,000,000, according to Lieut. Gov. N. G. Kraschel. Lieut. Gov. Kraschel was appointed as. llason officer between Iowa communities and fed«fl authorities who will administer the funds, by Gov. Clyde L. Herring. The distribution .of funds in Iowa is expected by Kraschel'to move ahead wJUiin the tfext two wf>eks. pending, appointment of a federal engineer who will work yer'a plea for a divorce, but ho den- i with state officials and the federal ifd hi»f charges of Infidelity and 1 administrators for In'.vn, Hugh M. oniony. HP «|RO coniostod hrr rf Coopci, Mnrfihnlltown, R. p. Ad- upst for nil community property Irr of pavpnport and \V. F Rjlcy he valued at. 1600,000. I of Des Molncn. Under an opinion offered Tuesday by Attorney General E. L. O'Connor, cities and towns in Iowa may .issue bonds i.nd borrow money from the public works administration for construction of garbage and sewage disposal plants. The law as passed by the general assembly last winter specified only Reconstruction Finale? Corporation. Attorney General O'Connor ruled that the Intent of the act was to allow cities and towns to obtain funds for civic Improvement. The Reconstrhctlon Ffnance corporation was specified because at that tlmo It was the only federal resource available 'or sucb work Swift movement torurd construction l<i expected M KrnnchH after npptMid'irni of an engineer and .release of the fundt*. Lightning Kills Four Workers in Conservation Camp 'LEWISTOK Me. (IIP)— Lightning which struck reforestation army tents at the height of a furious storm Tuesday night, killed four men, injured 14, and stunned 20. The dead alI*New England youths were members of the citizens' conservation corps. Scene of the tragedy was the C. C. C. camp at the city farm on the outskirts of Lewiston where 235 men were stationed. Capt. Melvin E. Fuller In charge of the camp, said the bolt evidently followed electric wires into the recreation tent, where most of those killed or injured were listening to a radio. Army trucks took tht victims to a hospital miles away. Nine Painters Enter Bids for City Jobs City Managfr .1. H Ame-i, expec ted late Wednesday to announce the award of a contract for paint- Ing both the city elevated water tanks, and the smoke stack, ash and' coal conveyors at the munlcl- PAI light plant. Nhif bidders were present when bids were opened, morning. Onl> one Anirn nitcred a bid { palming th* Ugh! pla<" fttick, o an expenditure at the rate of ne dollar a minute since the birth f Christ. Roughly these expenditures will o for the following: $400 f OOO.OOO—Roads. $238.000,000—Naval construction. 550,000,000—Roads and trails in national forests and Indian reservations. $20.000,000—Civilian conservation corps. 163.000,000—Grand Coulee dam Jn "Washington state. $22,700.000—Casper-Alocva dam in Wyoming. 111,500.000—9-foot channel in up per Mississippi. ?25,000,000—Financing pf subsistence homesteads. $16,000,000—Forest service. Secretary Vkes has driven for two objects, first 'o approve pro- je-jts winch could be started at once and which would involve a relatively large amount of human labor, second, to keep politics and favoritism out of the vast machinery. He has laid down the rule that projects must have definite public or social value to be consid eved and that there is no Inside rack by which fixers may tap the !u:ge federal till. His object is reemployment of labor as quickly as possible. Just before he became adminis- rafor Ickes clashed with Budge; Director Douglas who held that witness was recovering and that ho huge public works program ne.«5 not be carried out In full. The battle wa.s carried to lent RonscvHi, Hi* answer wns to Ihi't Hie full Jil.Iioo.'itnt. '00 would be *peut and that Ickef to which President Roosevelt committed himself in the campaign. He conceives of this development as one of several sectional development projects like the Muscle Shoals-Tennessee river undertaking- The Grand Coulee dam foundations will be built to take a 450 foot dam as originally proved. But (Continued on Page Two) NEW YORK (t : .P)—Steel demand s demonstrating unexpected stay- ng powers. Iron Age said Wednes- lay in pointing out that ingot pro liietion was unchanged at" 5? per cent but that pig iron production in July was the greatest since May 1931. During July there was a net gain of IK active furnaces for pig Iron with production at 1,819,438 tons or RS.fiy* tons dally. This compared with 1.265,007 tons or 42,166 tons per day In June. Declines in ingot production were reported from Pittsburgh. Chicago, Buffalo and Wheeling but a sharp gain In eastern Pennsylvania anti a slight gain In the Clevetand-Lnr ntn district kept the nation's average iinHtange.d. Demand from the motor liKlii.-.ny, Iron Ape said, t* holding up imuMially well. Johnson Plans Survey to Check Evasions of Agreement WASHINGTON (U.E)—More than one million "white collar" and industrial workers were brot under President Roosevelt's reemployment agreement when 14,000 me*, bers of the American Bankers association joined the recovery drive with industry late Wednesday. WASHINGTON (HE)—More than a quarter of a million additional employes were brought under presidential re-employment Wednesday when Recovery Administrator Hugh S. Johnson authorized modification for five largw industries—radio, electrical manufacturers, rayon weaving, bedding^ and rayon yarn. Meanwhile, aroused by evidence of "chiseling" on the voluntary re-employment agreement, officials of the national, administration recovery determined' to make a strict check up of violations and evasions. Administrator Hugh S. Johnson prepared for a survey to disclose not only actllal violations but also roundabout methods by which some employers are seeking to display the blue eagle and obtain benefits of the agreement without making any real contribution to re-employment and wage increases. ' Want Basic Facts Reports from regional. offices showed 'hundreds of thousands of signatures to the agreements. What the NRA officials are more anxious to know, however, is the number pf men actually re-employed ,and the amount of money added 'to the nation's payrolls. This information will .be obtained thru a questionnaire to all employers. The great organization being developed thru all the states will make & check-up comparatively gigjjte:-'lte/;its; form the' ofgan'izsstion/ to spread the gospel' ; ot the reemployment drive in every city and'town, will be adaptable also to store-to-store canvasses and other methods of obtaining desired information. The nationwide organization is being perfected rapidly. Members of 26 district and 48 state recovery boards were/ appointed late Tuesday. They will supervise and coordinate local campaign workers. The great volume of inquiries reaching the NRA is interpreted by officials as meaning .that many employers are seeking exemption from the blanket code thru technicalities or" by classification as borderline cases. Plan Justice to All There is every intention to administer the blanket agreements with justice to all and with a ^great degree of. flexibility that will prevent undue hardships to individual enterprises. But some uneasiness has been aroused by the widespread tendency to cavil over fine points s in the general, code. "There really is , no occasion for ail this questioning," one high official said. "Employers will be doing their part if they make'an'.'effort to relieve the situation in a general way. They know "the broad purposes of the agreement—to put men back to work and get more money into the workers—and to hands resort of the to sub- erfuge or evasions is not in keeping .with the great spirit of cooperation which the president desires." Problems relating to specific ndustries, notably bituminous coal and "steel, occupied admin- strators as they watched closely progress of the blanket agreements. August 14 has been set for hearings on the coal code of fair competition. Until an industry s brought under a code the NRA has no jurisdiction in such cases as the present Pennsylvania coal trike. As administration of the re'cov- (Continued on Page 'Two) AUNT LINDY SAYS- You may aim to do right but you've gotta "shoot straight" if you hit the mark.

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