Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 3, 1933 · Page 5
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Ames, Iowa
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Thursday, August 3, 1933
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^. m- Buy Something Buy •om«thln| 4od«y, |f only » little Your purchast will help •p««d th» return of pro»Mrlty. Ame5 Tribune STORY OUNTY'S H DAILY WEATHWt F01ICAJT Gen«r«llx fair Thursday, PrMay probably fair with aom«what warm. er in afternoon. VOLUME LXVn Official Amu and Story County Paper AMES. IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1933. United Press Wlie Service NO. 28 GOVERNMENT TO PUBLISH FAIR PRICES JfliSON SEEKS PEACE IN PENN, STRIKE REGION Holds Secret Parleys With Operators, Union Men WASHINGTON. XU.E) — General Hugh S. Johnson, exerting all the power of the national recovery administration, hammered at union labor leaders and mine owners Thursday for a speedy settlement of the Pennsylvania coal strike. "Some progress" was reported by Johnson after : five-honr round of secret conferences Wednesday night. Altho the general seemed worried, be resumed the sessions Thursday morning with the hope that ''there may Le some announcement after 11 a. m." President Roosevelt was kept in touch with the progress of the negotiations. Prank Walker, executive secretary of his "super cabinet" sat in at the conferences. Johnson suddenly intervened in tb? Pennsylvania iabor war after flyfnz to Harrisburg Wednesday to deliver an address. He induced Governor Gifford Pinchot and Thomas Moses, president of the H. C. Frick Coke Co.. to return here with him by airplane. The strike, growing out of demands of the miners for recognition of the Unit••d Mine Workers union, had begun at the Frick mines, w-hicb thru many labor disturbances hav» held to a non-union policy. Major Threat John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine workers.'already was here. Another participant in the conf-.-renees was Edward McGrady. official of thp American Federation of Labor and member of the NRA labor advisory board. The dynamic Johnson threw all bis energies into the effort to adjust thp dispute. HP viewed it as a major threat to ths general recovery program- Johnson- SQtight a settlement which would send th* thiners baok to"wo*Jr awl «Jear€-^b)5'BO!c^ labo** issue for determiration at hearings here next week on proposed codes-for the coal industry. Originally scheduled for Aug. 14. the hearing has -been advanced to Aug. 9. Johnson conducted the arbitration negotiations with the utmost secrecy. The various individuals Mattern's Own Camera Record of Siberian Crash NW CflNTlCTS OF 22 NEW SHIPS 10 More Will Be Built in Government Shops WASHINGTON <U.E>—The navy department launched the greatest ship building program in history Thursday, awarding contracts for construction of 22 vessels in private yards and allotting construction cf 10 additional ships to government shops. The huge ship construction program financed by a $238,000,000 public works allotment was designed for the double purpose of building the United States .fleet up to within 204.000 tons of the London treaty limit and putting thousands of men at work in the nation's ship yards. The contract awarded Thursday was for the following ships: Two airtraft carriers, 20,000 tons displacement each; two light cruisers, 10,000 tons each; eight destroyers, 1,S50_ tons each; ' seven destroyers, 1,500 tons each; two submarines, 1/400 tons cacti ana one heavy cruiser 10,000 tons. Roosevelt Creates Statistical Agency to Guide U. S. Recovery By H. 0. THOMPSON United Press Staff Correspondent (Copyright, 1933, by United Press) WASHINGTON (U.P.l—Creation of a unified federal statistical agency to "help guide national recovery and chart future economic planning, was revealed Thursday. The agency will be known as the central statistical board. It was created by an executive order of President Roosevelt. Its establishment is another step in the effort toward making the United States a balanced economic unit, held together on a prosperous basis by stabilized production and consumption. One of its long range results* may be, if the necessity arises, an allocation of production under which, industries could be regulated in a manner similar to the present cotton crop curtailment program. . The central statistical board will be an Immediate aid to the national recovery administration, statistics showing the extent of re-employment, .amount, of wages added to the -payrolls and other pertinent data will be .collected in a far more thoro manner than Is possible under existing arrangements. The secretaries of labor, interior, agriculture and' commerce, the governor of the federal reserve board and the national recovery administrator each will appoint one member of the board. While the appointments have not been announced, the make-up of the board probably will be as follows : NRA—Dr. Alexander Sachs; TO GUARD PUBLIC agriculture, Dr. Mordecai Ezekial; Interior, F. G. Tryon: Commerce, William L. 1. Austin; labor, isidor Lubln; reserve board, Winfield Riefler. The board will be a central statistical agency for which there has (Continue^ on Page Four) from photographs Jimmy Mtttern made of himself "with" bis"own seVtinfin Reamer a. "'Iel??" 11 ,,„„ ,,,,., trait (too left) '" ' on the desolate Siberian tundra. ,. , --------- -— . por- shows how he appeared on arriving at Anadyr. H days after his crack-up, and.. at bUlk ° D the Anad * r r »' er - Bel °- " the Century of Progress, a wreck concerned were placed in separate offices in the commerce building. Johnson went from on" to another as he sought to find a comman ground. Rigid Order Is Kept at Mines Gang of Six Bandits Flees After Ban • COFFEYVILLE, Ran., Verdigris river bottom brakes today furnished a safe retreat for a bandit gang that commandeered the town of Weir, imprisoned 22 persons carted away a bank safe and fled before a veritable army of pursuers. Authorities admitted the fugitives had found at least temporary safety in the dense undergrowth was said to contain securities considerable value. •u;nucjo. u . c vaiue. j ?-•. . -,-, . _ - , The telephone system was dis IFirst Allotment Of Old abled. and the alarm was sound-1 r^ -, 1-7 i ed by Mrs. William Morton, who UCpOSlt r UndS drove five miles to a rural telephone to summon officers from Tne U n i<m Story Trust and Sav- surrounding tov:n^. * n ss bank, which was released The truck with the unopened j from state management and re- safe was found mired in the mud' turned to normal business July 20, not far from Weir. All peace officers in the south- where man might pass within a j eastern corner of the tfate were UNIONTOWN, Pa.. "IF.* — The Pennsylvania national guard maintained rigid order in the Fayette county mine strike area Thursday while tension was visibly lessened by the possibility of early settlement thru the intervention of the federal government. ^The strikers planned to resume the picket line Thursday at three or four mines which they thought might try to operate. The Frick company had decided not to attempt operating any of its dozen mines in the area. National guardsmen and state police were ready to squelch any disorder. Machine guns .were mounted by the military in front of the larger mines. Peace reigned thruout the area Wednesday, altho just 24 hours before there 'had been numerous clashes between strikers and corn- few feet of his sighting him. quarry without The gang of six or seven weil- announced Thursday that 15 per cent of the amount of the certificates of deposit given on deposits in called into the chase. A cavalry i the old bank had beea released to troop of the Kansas national guard also joined in the pursuit. dressed bandits took charge of i One carload of officers drew Weir early Wednesday and herd-! near enough to the bandits to ed 22 persons into.the city jail as they appeared. The robbers shattered a door of the Citizens bank and lifted a two-ton safe to a truck. The safe j gang. depositors. Waiver agreements were signed by depositors, which provided that 50 per cent 'of the old deoosits Judges Sentence Six to pany deputies in which wounded, one- fatally. 10 rison CHICAGO <IIE) A new deat Nicaragua Placed Under Martial Law MANAGUA, Nicaragua <tlE> — Managua was placed under a stage of siege and the rest of the country under marital law Thursday while the government investigated the cause of the explosion which wrecked the Campo de Marte national guard arsenal. Many political arrests have been made as a preliminary to the investigation and the declaration of a state of siege was precautionary in view of the possibility the explosion was part of. a plot. Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of th«» t«t questions? TuVn'to page 7 8 for th« answers. " is homo? a body combines with oxygen and is seemingly destroy ed. what is the process called' ^" o. Name the largest city in Wisconsin. - • J u 4. What month and day has been substituted for March 4, by constitutional amendment for 'the inauguration of future presidents? 5. What river was spanned ty the famous Milvian bridge? fi, Who wrote "Comedy of Ervo rs?" 7. What and where is Tutnlia? R. For whom is Cornell University named? ft. What Is flat money? 10. What Is the derivation of the word cornel? is coming out of Chicago courts, and for criminals it means quiek trials and long stretches in prison. Accustomed to repeated continuances and long delays obtained by shyster lawyers, bandits and killers look at their cards and see only speedy justice and maximum sentences. Bargaining for lighter sentences has stopped. A new atmosphere prevades the courtrooms where criminal holidays once existed. Sitting in criminal court Thursday were 10 stern Judges, seven of them called back from vacation to backstop the city's challenge to a wave of policemen murders. The unprecedented summer court session produced immediate results. On the first day sis gunmen were convicted and seat to prison, two of them for life. White-haired Judge Joseph B. David fired the first shot of the criminal war. He sentenced three youths accused of carrying revolvers to prison from one year to Hfe. He criticized the state's attorney's office for consenting to postponements, and demanded that caes be brot to trial at once. An examvle of the new deal was seen in the court of Judge Rudolph Desort. Arthur Lavac. 40. who killed two policemen when they went to his home to see why he refused to let. his children go to school, sought to escape punishment on p plea of insanity. A (Continued on Page Threes Troopers Guard *. Against Rioting In Milk Warfare UTICA. N 7 . Y. (fJJE) — The strike of New York mill producers spread Thursday. . Steel-helmeted state troopers, armed with tear gas and riot sticks were massed at strategic points to prevent violence. More than 200 troopers were available in the Rochester district following the vote of the western New York Milk Producers, association, which has 88fi .^members in; five counties, to join the strike. In Lowville, Oneida county. 600 more farmers began withholding their milk from market Thursday morning. Some 200 dairymen in Madison and Onondaga counties decided to join the movement while at Norwich. Chanengo county. 350 members of the Rutland Cooperative association, fell in line. Farmers in the central New- York and Rochester areas were deployed over highways before dawn. At Rochester, state troopers furnished conveys to dairymen's league trucks at midnight to avert violence which attended the milk shoot and deflate the tires of their would be allocated to the trust car. It was abandoned, the occup- fund for liquidation o'f the old as- ants presumably taking to another] sets of bank, the other 50 per c°nt of the several cars used by the i being left in the hands of the bank for release at such time as the cash position of the bank warranted, and at the discretion of the officers and directors of the bank. The amount now released is the first 15 per cent of the 50 per cent for which depositors received certificates of deposit when the bank reopened under its own management. July 20. It has been indicated by officers of the bank that further releases would be made later in the fall. It also was announced Thursday that the scale of metered service for checking accounts, and exchange charges as fixed by the Ames Clearing House banks, will .be resumed by the Union story bank. The rate of interest to be paid on time deposits •'vill be rendered to 2% per cent annum. Labor Trouble In Iowa Brot To Arbitration By United Pres's Labor disturbances in three Iowa communities were on the way to settlement by arbitration Thursday. Three hundred Melcher,- la., soft coal miners, who late Wednesday threw- down their tools because their employers failed to display the NRA blue eagle, were expected to return, to work Thursday with assurances of the Rock Island iocs. .comflany--ths.t i jsos.ters •jpuld be displayed. " •' .-''V .'.. : "•••-'.-' At Albia, la., where 300 miners struck Wednesday because of alleged unfairness In ; tbe handling of the mine waiting-list, an agreement was reached during-the night and work was resumed Thursday. At .Denison. la., aproximately 350 workers on the Crawford county relief, projects Thursday were in consultation with the county board of supervisors in &L. effort to cb- tain a "40-hour week at 40 cents an hour." Ora Malone, chairman of the county relief committee, informed the group Wednesday that he was authorized to pay only 35 cents an hour and to offer not more than 35 hours work a week to any one laborer. Threats of violence allegedly received by Des Momes grocers were discontinued Thursday, it was reported. 44,731 Sign Up With Roosevelt In Three States CHICAGO (IIP) — The rapidly increasing number of companies in the Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin district which have signed NRA codes stood Thursday at 44,731. The ntmber of pledges received at administration offices here Wednesday continued at the same volume as on the two previous days, 18,412 new signers being listed Wednesday. As each pledge was received, a blue eagle banner" signifying compliance with the NBA code was sent to the signer. The mass of detail work kept clerks In. the office of F. .L. ;Robcrts."a4§ainisfjrat- or, far behind schedule.:' ' Of the number of firms on the honor role to date, 6,811 were Chicago companies. More than 250,000 persons will receive work in this city alone as result of pledges received In the psjst three days, fig- urea showed. ; ' ' « strike there last spring. Firemen Answer Call to Ontario, Auto Afire Firemen from »he downtotva station responded to an alarm from Ontario, at 5:35 a. m., Thursday, on information that a bouse was afire. On arrival, they found the, blaze was confined to'nn ftutomo- bilr>, the top of which was burned off The car belonged to James !>od<!s NEW ORLEANS. <U.P>—-A complete investisation of the Nov. S general election which political forces of United States Senator Huey Long ;.re charged with fraud will be made, District Attorney Eugene Stanley announced Thursday Stanley, leadei of the entire! The first list compiled at the Chicago regional office of the national recovery administration of Ames business establishments which have signed the NRA blanket agreement was received Thursday by Postmaster L. C. Tilden, and has been posted in the post- office !obby. There are SO names on the list. A large number of Ames merchants and other business houses which did not sign the code the first day or two, but have since forwarded their agreements, are not included in this first compilation. Additions to the list will be received at frequent intervals and ported by Mr. Tilden in fhe post- office. Navy Divers Seek Gruesome Evidence in Fiendish Murder SAN DIEGO, Cai <U.E>—Navy divers were assigned Thursday to recover from the flLor of San Diego bay a glass jar in which, a youth confessed he placed parts of the body of Dalbert Aposhian, 7, slain two weeks ago. If the the jar can be found, it will prove definitely that Phillip Edwards, 19-year-old high school boy, killed'and mutilated the child, as he has confessed, according to Harry Kelley, detective chief. Edwards arrested in Los Angeles Wednesday, admitted the slaying. Evidence accumulated by detectives appeared to bear out his story g, . Nazis Increase Prison Severity BERLIN OLE)—Increased severity of prison discipline was decreed by the Prussian cabinet Thursday in order to frighten potential enemies of the state. Cinemas and sports permitted to the so called privileged prisoners v:ere abolished, and bread and water and solitary confinement were prescribed for obstreperous prisoners or state enemies. It was proposed also to train youthful prisoners in useful occupations. MAY BE DELAYED Herring Would Wai on Ratification DES MOINES (U.E>— Facing dilemma, which weighed govern mental reorganization a gains licquor question may not face an Iowa legislative session until sue] a time as prohibition is definitely taken from the national constitu tion. The governor said he feared thi: if Iowa took action on legislation of hard liquor and set up a system of state control prior to absolute repeal of the national prohibition amendment the act might not be constitutional. Therefore, the gov ernor said, two possibilities for the special session jpf the legislature promised this fall and scheduled to convene in mid-September were open to him. Either the session can be called as scheduled, probably at the first break in hot weather around Oct. 1. or it can be postponed until mid-November, in expectation that national prohibition repeal will have been ratified by 36 states by that time. However, Governor Herring said that if the session was delayed, that would throw into the 1934 calendar year his proposed program of governmental reorganization, one of his foremost campaign promises and his pledge of tax revision made to the regular session of the forty-fifth assembly last spring. COMPOSER DIES PHILADELPHIA. (U.P)—Dr. Adam Geibel. 77. blind composer of the lullaby. "Slee-p Kentucky Babe." and numerous songs and ON SERVICE CODE Hours Fixed; To Cltfse on Sunday Ames garage proprietors Thursday announced a uniform agreement for hours of service and employment of help, reached by a. committee of garagemen and approved by the trade in Ames. The outstanding feature of the agreement is the hours of service. These are as follows: Monday to Friday, inclusive, 7 a. m- to 7 p. m. Saturday, 1 a. m. to 10 p. m. Sunday, closed all day. The agreement aftocte ; all mechanical service J^a'^Ef&jjjjjhitfigj; and includes the garage "services of gasoline filling stations where such service is maintained in addition to the. sale of gasoline and oil.' Filling stations alone are not affected. The agreement provides for.a 40-hour week for all employes except salesmen, and further that no workers vshall be employed more than eight hours in any one day; The garage.? agree not to reduce their-hours of business below 52 'hours per week, unless any garage was operating on less time before July 1. No employes will be paid less than $14 a week. The garage men agreed that the code would be effective beginning Monday, August 7, and would continue until September 15, or until a definite national code is adopted foi; garages, automobile repair shops , and service stations with garage 'connections. The committee that worked out the Ames agreement and obtained its approval included Max Weekly Bulletins .Will. Show What Goes to Producer WASHINGTON <U.E> — Weekly lists of fair prices for necessities of fife wiil be published by the government to protect the public from possible profiteering, It was announced Thursday. The administration recognize* that higher commodity prices, pro-. cessing taxes and higher wage* under the recovery program will increase the cost of goods to ths consumer. But it is determined to prevent gouging that would nullify the benefits of increased buying power. • Arrangements for \he weekly price lists were announced by Fred-- eric C. Howe, consumers' counsel of the agricultural adjustment administration. The figures will be compiled by the AAA with the aid of the agriculture department's economic bureau and the bureau of labor statistics. The special bulletins will show not only what a fair price should be, but will indicate how much of the higher prices go back to farmers and the laborers who product the finished goods.; At first the 'figures will be confined to bread, milk, meat and other foodstuffs. .Clothing and textile goods will be taken in later. The data will be gathered from 50 cities and from more than 1,000 independent, chain and specialty stores. -t Factors l.o be shown in their re4 lation to the price, according toj Howe, will include: 'The amount the farmer receives- for producing the raw material^ that, go into the finished goods. * The amount labor receives as a result of the increased wages under the industrial program. ' The amount farmers are obliged to pay for the goods the? must buy. These calculaaaiiS: win giv.e- r a indication" 'of "the- progress drive to increase purchasing powefl of farmers and laborers. The weekly bulletin was chosen, Howe explained, because "conditions are changing so rapidly that month'old figures are of little use to consumers." He declared: "We are going to do what we can t.o see that the/ consumers are protected at a time when the administration is trying to pull the farmers and' workers out of what President Roosevelt calls ihe 'economic hell' they have been living in. for four years." Uuitch, Lou Roberson, Amel thison, N. J. Brintnall Fletcher B. Allen. Ma- and BAD FLEET HIS SHOAL HARBOR. N. F.. <tIB— Unfavorable ocean weather continued to hold the fleet of 24 Ital- an seaplanes on the water Friday. Indications were for better conditions. with a clear sky and west- rly wind. Present plans were for a total f 71 men to make the 1,950 mile Atlantic flight, with one man taken from the crew of each of 22 lanes and two taken from those f General Italo Balbo. commandant. and Gen. Aldo Pelikgini, his econd in command. Denver Residence District Flooded When Dam Breaks Grocers Study Boone Plan of Closing Hours Ames grocers are making further efforts to agree on a schedule of business hours, fair to all,' and in conformance . * with provisions of the national recovery act. At a meeting Wednesday afternoon, a committee was named to make further investigations into the problem, and it was understood Thursday that the committee was to visit Boone where a grocers code is said to be in force, and serving the entire city satisfactorily. . The committee appointed by the Ames grocers includes Ous Gustafsoo, Harley Reed and Ernest Hanson. • • Attempts have been made to obtain agreements among th& neighborhood grocers, most of whom employ no outside help, on closing hours in conformance with the larger groceries in the downtown and fourth ward business districts. Some of the smaller groceries have refused to join in such a uniform agreement, and the other DENVER. <F.R> Flood waters rhymes, died Thursday at his Germantown home. ' methods used in maintaining the Louisiana Kinjrfish's control of state politics, said hp planned to examine all of the 262 New Or- l^ans ballot boxes used in fhe flection. Six boxes brot into district court Wednesday rovealcd wide dfscrrp- nnolPs hot.ween (ho votes certified by thr olootlon crimnilltoe-and tho v^i^s In tho boiir<< \vhon ronntod b>- -1,0 24 mm appolntod by DIP court. Sports Ficrure Is Freed by Kidnapers u I NEW YORK. OJ.E)-Nat Basko*??:»«• *n°wn in sporting circles as Home Owners' Loan Corporation Ready to Begin Refinancing Job WASHINGTON. <i:.n>— The $2,-1 exchange its own bonds for mort- 000,000,000 home owners' loan corporation has virtually organization of stato completed branches Nat Bass, returned to liis home Thursday after being released by kidnapors who had hplrl him since Monday night. Police understood no ransom was paid, nit ho $25,000 was demanded. A <lfa) whtroby thr kirtnnpors would bo paid $2,000 within a few days wns reported to have born ninrlo, lint noithrr rtrisKowlfz nor Kiu itivitipv, ,\ric'r, would common', Arki" Has* Is >i pxrlnn "f Hum be.rt Fugftzy in a sporting are.u. which will carry on the work of refinancing home mortgages and preventing foreclosures wherever possible. (Branches have been formed in every state except Rhode Island. The federal government set up the organization to enable home owners with heavy mortgage interest payments \<, irans/er their mortgages inro obligations bearing a lower rate of interest and In somo gages which private agencies will not renew on reasonable terms. To encourage mortgage holder.' to consent to reduction in interfst or principal the government guarantees tho interest on the bonds. Thus, in return for a doubtful mortgage, tho holder will receive an obligation backed by the government. The amount of bonds which ma;- be offered for a mortgage is llniltedjto 80 per rent of the valii" or the properly, or in any case, not more Ihnn $14,000. to •scat''down the prln-j It {he amount of hondu accept- od by n mortRnsv holder Is IOM I he plHti ill- Immo own than tlu pivs',>t uniouni of the "8 loan corporation vill offer to I (Continued on PORB Three) j ushed down on Denver Thursday after an irrigation dam at Castlewood had given way following heavy rains, threatening loss of life and causing heavy damage to property, along its course thru the city's finest residential district and alone the edge of the business district. Cherry creek was out of its banks and hundreds of residences and business houses were flooded to a depth of several feet and torrents of water ran thru the streets. However, the flood had not reached its crest and volunteers and city fiivmen were kept busy evacuating dwellings and business, es along the stream. charge this attitude has a decidedly demoralizing eff ec t upon the retail food industry in the city. .fr _ SCOUT COURT OF HONOR A boart of review and court of honor session for Ames boy scouts will be held Thursday at 8 p. m.. in the- city council chamber, it was announced Thursday by Scout Executive- C. R. Hesse. WILL SEEK RECORD LOS ANGKLES, (II.R)—Hiith Nichols, Rye, N. Y., society Rirl. will attempt to sot a nev wrst-rnst speed record for \«-omen filers when shf Iravcs horn .shortly before midnight Thursday night. Miss Nirl'nl«j will fly i, now low wing l,ork!i'»f| Orion rnnnnpltm* ':apnblf of i'20 miles an :\our. AUNT LINDY SAYS- There are no statistics .but it is believed that the automobile is materially reducing the number of accidents in the homo. •n

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