Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 4, 1933 · Page 6
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Ames, Iowa
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Buy Something Buy something today, If only « littl*. Your purchase will help •PMd the return of prosperity. Dailu Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY VOLUME LXYU WKATH13 FOBBCAtt Partly cloudy Friday nlfht *ntf Saturday. Slightly warmer Friday night except in extreme eoutttweet portion. Warmer Saturday in the northeast portion. Official Ames and Story County Paper AMES. 1C WaY,'FRIDAY, AUGUST'4, 1933. . -..,„.-..,. ~_T United Press Wire Service ]|Q « ROOSEVELTACTS fOEND COAL STRIKE TEAR GAS STOPS TRADING IN NEW YORK STOCK PIT Financial Noses Are Irritated; Eyes Weep NEW YORK. (HE)—Fumes from two tear gas bombs spread thru tbe New York stock exchange Friday and drove traders from their posts and forced directors to close the big mart and suspend trading for the remainder of the session. Altho no serious injuries were caused, the gas irritated the eyes and noses of the men of finance who scurried fron, the floor ag the first cloud of gas rolled out of the ventilating system. About 1.500 persons we're on the floor of the exchange when gas began rolling across an area where some 20 "reporters" were busy at (heir machines. Allei L. Lindsley. a vice-president, said a cylinder of tear gas had been found in one of the in- takfs thru which air is drawn, cooled and released into the big trading rooni. Patrolman James Pilhart, one of the first police officers to arrive, reported finding a second bomb. He said both were about eight inches long and o the type issued only to the army and "po- First to Fight Recovery Code lie?. Friday's was the most sudden break in the stock exchange trading in modern history and recall when a bon/b ex-j code, ploded near the sub-treasury caus- i ing 30 deaths and one hund'red in- ' *•—" jured in the finanJal district. Tbe exchange tinder present plans will resume trading Monday. Saturday is a holiday under recent rule of tbe governing committee. Dam Crumbles, Two Dead, Five Norman R. Dietz. president of Chicago's Independent Milk Distributors association, is the firet to dispute authority of the fed 1 eral^ government in a recovery code. Dietz is pictured mapping "'for ; " - - - Administration Sponsors Back-td Land Movement for U. S. Industry Would Have Labor Divide Tirrie Between Small Farm Homes and Factories By RAYMOND CLAPPER United Press Staff Correspondent (Copyright, 1933, by United Press) \\ASHINGTON (LU'.)— Altho obscured by spectacular recovery activities, the administration is planning a developmen which may affect the average man long after the blue eagle o A'RA has flown away—this is the movement to decentralize in dustry and create working men's garden communities. The national recovery ac-t set aside $25,000,000 for Joans fo this purpose. Secretary of interior Ickes has heJd preliminarj and is now considering what sort of an administra tive organization he shall set up. The plan has several objectives One is to get farmers off bad land and on to good soil that Is capable of yielding a living. Another is to get workingmen out of the cities into suburban areas. A third is to spread out industries,-get them away from congested metropolitan areas and out in the open air whert employees may live on their own plot o ground. 4, _j _, Some industries, such as coal mining, cannot support all of their skilled workers even operating at peak capacity and this plan would ' help them locate on farms. It would enable villages now going to seed to establish small part time industries so that young men instead of drifting to the cities 'o get work could divide their time between the village factories in winter and the field- In summer. Police Rout Philadelphia Pickets GET AID Money Available For Refinancing Brings Bank Aid to NRA Drive DENVER. 'Colo. <O.P>—Denver Friday checked the toll taken by its worst flood—the overflowing of Cherry creek after Castlewood dam crumbled—and found loss of life and property damage comparatively small. Only two bodies had been found as the creek Harrowed to Its banks and few persons were unaccounted for. Five persons were missing. Tw.o were unidentified placer miners at Franktown who were not seen after the flood and the others Were an unidentified family some of whose camping equipment was found near Parker, Hundreds of men were put to work Friday to clean mud and debris whcib littered streets and lawns near Cherry creek. ' Total property damage to homes, bridges and warehouses in the wholesale district where basements were flooded and to crops in Cherry creek valley was estimated at close to. $1,000,000. Hugh Paine, caretaker of the Castlewood dam for 20 years, who rode thru a dark wet "night 12, miles to telephone ahead a warning that the dam was out Parker .and Sullivan telephone operators who warned farmers, and police who aroused residents in the danger area in Denver i were credited with having saved many lives. May Return Capone to Chicago to Face Racketeering Trial CHICAGO OLE)—Possibility that Al Capone may be brot here from Atlanta federal penitentiary for trial on racketeering charges was seen Friday in reports that local authorities were preparing to ask officials in Washington to sanction return of the former Chicago gang chief. Capone, serving an 11 year term on income tax evasion conviction, was indicted last week along with a score of others by a federal grand jury on charges of inciting trade racketeering here It sounds very idyllic but some good hard heads think there is opportunity to give a real chance to millions of families to live a more rounded and secure lifa Mr. Roosevelt Is giving thot to doing some such thing in the unemployed coal regions. His recent approval of the Casper-Alcova dam project in Wyoming— on which re-hearings have been ordered — was essentially for this purpose be-" cause it would put some 66.000 acres under irrigation and provide a livelihood for farmers now on hopeless land. Those fostering the project see no reason why many factories in New York should not move fifty or a hundred miles out. Henry Ford has encouraged tbe setting up of small parts factories in rural villages where erajjloyjyj can work part of the ye'aFinlicfe andoperate their farms In season. Presideat Roosevelt is given latitude in the law to administer the $25,000.000 loan fund for x subsistence farming in his own discretion. As governor of New York he fx- pertatent'ed.,wjth. the idea of land planning. He found that 20 to 25 j Refinancing of farm mortgages thru the federal land bank .of Omaha, the Iowa agent of the land bank commissioner, and the Union National Farm Loan associa tion of Ames, is welJ-ander way in the local area covered by the Ames association, F. H- Schleiter, secre tary-treasurer of the association stated Friday. Membership in the association, representing new farm loans or refinanced farm mortgages, has heen virtually doubled within the past two weeks. The work just now is requiring the full time services of Mr. Schleiter and . a staff of clerks. , f The local asosciation includes about 30 members, with applications already filed which will Double that number, here that the the lantf^TSaifk It ~ls - reported ^oiues }oBic9-«rf Sm'issloner and the "land; bank office in Omaha are swamped with applications made under the new federal farm mortgage act passed by the last congress. . $200,000,000 Available That act -authorized the Reconstruction Finance corporation to Cloak and Suit Code Is Laid Before Roosevelt WASHINGTON, OLE)— Hundred*. of thousonds of workers in widely scattered industries swung into line tinder the national recovery j banner Friday while disputes con tinued in the basic oil, coal and steel groups. A permanent code for women's I suit and cloak makers was before j President Roosevelt. tor Hugh S. Johnson Administra- . _ dispatched the code by airplane to the president at Hyde Park, N. Y., after giving it his sanction. Modification of the genera! reemployment agreement were authorized to enable .the laundry and zinc industries to hoist the sign of the blue eagle pending action on their permanent codes. It was estimated the laundry | agreement would add 30,000 wort. ers to the inustry's present roll of 200.000 and would increase wages $55.000,000 antfually. The new minimum wage scales are: Women. $11.25 per week i& the east. $10.12 in the north and $6.30 in the south; men, $ls in tbe east, $15.75 In the north and in the south. The rates are U jar cent less for cities under 100.000. A 45-hour week is established for productive labor and office raployes 'and a 50-hour week for engineers and maintenance em ployes. The NRA's decision that employ, ers by unchangeable union con- racts may obtaii the blue eagle without adjusting hours and wags of union employes was expected o bpeed acceptance of the presi- entia! agreement by many con- eros. Regional offices continued o report thousands of signatures o the agreement in its original ofm. Federal or Railroad. Coprdinat B. Eastman .iirged^the--rail- roads to do their .sha3l"by spend- ng "every available-dollar' 'to pul (Continued ou Page Two) As the camera clicks, a hosiery mill strike picket—one of 2 000 who figured in a melee with Philadelphia police—is taken away iinnopat"t*oe:t * under arrest. UGUARDIA TO F ormer Congr essman per cent of the farm land of" New ma ^e|200,000,000 available to the r™ « ; edi York was unprofitable and might r™ « ; edit administration for ..... Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the EteeenstruetioB Finance corpora- .ion. shown above in a new photo, is taking steps to extend further R. F. C. aid to banks, designed to enable them to extend ;redit to firms needing it foi VRA expansion. Weighs Attack On NRA Code Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of test questions? Turn *«„,,. for the answers. l ° pafle Ring ,'i. Of what country j s p or * „„ Prince the capital? " au I. What Is the largest interior body of water in the world? o. Is the title Commodore in thc U. S. navy 6. What Minnesota cities called the (win better be turned back- to forest crops. He is especially interested in decentralizing industry. One New York shoe manufacturer moved to a village. The workers either*lived in the village or on farms within a radius of ten miles. Cheap elec.- tricity. good roads and automobiles make this possible. Mr. Roosevelt feels the surface has hardly been scratched in sending industry out to the count-yside. The federal projects will be ex- oerimental in the hope of encouraging states to experiment also. It is a matter of providing opportunity by financing of small homes and in various ways encouraging corporations and individuals to avail themselves of the advantpges loans to""faraiers on either first or second mortgages, up to 75 per cent of the appraised normal value of the farm property, less prior mortgages or prior leins. Administration of these loans is thru the land banks in the 12 federal reserve districts. Applications already have been received for half the allotted (Continued on Page Nine) which the administration exist in such a movement. — «-- believe Be Sent Aloft Friday Night" CHICAGO ttJJ!>—The largest balloon ever built was ready Friday for a daring ascension into the stratosphere tq add to man's store of "scientific knowledge. Lieut. Commdr. T. W. G. Settle America's premier ballonist, an nounced that the night weathe j map indicated atmospheric Y.condi were at last favorable fo I the long-awaittd takeoff of the Murphy Blames Municipal Govt For Crime Wave DUBUQUE (HE) The blame i — — Piccard-Compton balloon. He eag [ erly awaited completion of the daj weather map, upon which will res the final decision of whether th flight will begin Friday night. The huge gasbag. 15 stories high when fully inflated, is expected to rise shortly after 1Q p, m.. from the huge amphith'eater'.-Vadjacent to A Century o f Progress exposi tion. Inflation of the bag will begin at sundown and hours. While gab fills folds of the mammoth ceremonies preparatory takeoft will be held consume two out the balloon to the are 7. \Vhnt does the word tycoon S. the heroine of Long- Indian poem "Hiawatha." 9. Nanir the fpntli president n| I). 10. Wbm IK Ml. federal Judge James H. Wilkerson, above, of Chicago must decide thc firft test, protest case concerning « n jvjft A r0 de,. Independent milk distributors of Chicago have. n*l<ed nn Injunction against enforcement of the, price minimum of Die eode, saying it '« unjust to tiioir system of distribution. Mrs. Rufus Dawes, wife of the president of the. world's fair, will christen the balloon "A Century of Progress." Rear Admiral Cluverius of the great lakes training station, will pipe the color- while army, navy and marine units form a guard of honor. Settle will make, thc ascension alom. First the flight was planned by ProfenBor Augustc Plccard who first made, the stratosphere a by-word with his expeditions In I Kurope. He latr-r withdrew In fay | or of his twin brolh'T, Jenii. th«t (Corllnm:(S on Pago F .<>) for organized crime and racketeering was placed squarely on the metropolitan municipal governments of America Friday in a preliminary report of the senatorial investigation of gangsterism issued by Senator Louis A. Murphy. A federal secret police was suggested by Murphy to meet the menace of gang terror. Murphy's report centered on the developments of criminal super- government in Chicago which he cited as an- erample of the inroad which organized crime can make. Only the federal government. Murphy declared, has the power to strike swiftly and relentlessly at the heart of the crime problem. It will get every man it goes after. Robbery of mail, counterfeiting and income tax frauds are rare crimes. The fury and fear of federal law enforcement agencies have made them that. The fury and fear of federal prosecution will make racketeering and kidnaping just as rare. Urges Creation of U. S. Scotland Yard WASHINGTON <U.P> — Creation of an American equivalent of Scotland Yard to war against racketeers and kidnapers Is proposed by Chairman Copeland of the senate committee which will begin an Inquiry into the underworld in New York August 14. ^ Copeland left Thursday night for New York wheje he, will conduct a series of open hearings that, will shift to Chicago and ultimately lere In preparation for legislation by congress next winter. Copeland discussed his plan with •ouls Howp, presidential secretary. Randall Firm Gets Contract i For Painting Contract for painting two water powers, the smoke stack at tlie municipal light plant and other outside steel work "at the plant, was awarded Friday by City Manager J. H. Ames to Hanson. Paggett and Son of Randall, for $400. The work is estimated to require about 21 days in. all. The contractor agreed to employ Ames labor insofar as is practical and to conform to the minimum wage and hours of the NRA code. The contract covers the labor, erection of scaffolding and tools. The city will furnish the paint. No date was specified for starting or completing the work. Three Ames painters bid on the project, but only one of them entered a bid on the smoke stack The 'stack is 20S feet high, and painters working at the top must wear gas masks. Bids were made separately on the.three items, and also in lump sum on. the entire work. The Hanson Paggett firm's separate bids totaled $475, and $400 grouped together. The list of bids included the following: George See. Ames, ?643; Latham. Latham and Latham, Des Moines, $540: Berger company. Des Moines. $400: W F. Miller. Ames. on two water towers only, $570: Des Moines Welding and Tank company, $967.80: I. T. Kent. Nevada, $1.210: J. S. Doggett, Ames, on the downtowti water tank only $270. Hanson. Paggett and Son listed among other jobs done by them, painting water towers at Cedar Falls, Grinnell. Winterset. Zearing and Colo. Is Fusion Choice NEW YORK (U.E)—Fiorella H. La Guardia, stocky little New York Italian who has been everything from socialist to Independent republican in his. political career, was : the choice of a fusion committee Friday for the (nomination for mayor of New York. Altho La Guardia's candidacy still needs approval of various organizations, he seemed to be the strongest candidate to oppose Tammany's choice, presumably Mayor John P. O'Brien. General John F. O'Ryan, nominated by another fusion committee, with drew. La Guardia's selection was a triumph for Samuel Seabury, veteran foe of Tammany, whose outspoken opposition to O'Ryau threw fusion ranks into confusion. . ' sl " Ur * k ° wn General Strike Stops Trade in Cuba Capital HAVANA (U.E) — President Gerardo Machado hastened home from a fishing trip Friday to take charge--of a strike situation that became .graver with each new report Business was crippled here an*d streets were deserted as workers in one line of business after another joined a strike that started as a protest against city taxes and became -one against repressive governmental measures. The provinces were assuming a revolutionary aspect. Small groceries, cafes, bakeries, coal dealers, restaurants, arid textile workers joined the strike Friday. Bus drivers, taxicabmen. street and interurban car workers, ferry boatmen and launch operators ""already were affected. Railway workers met to discuss adher- Tice. Police operated the only r , t , -as a fighter. La Guardia is a street cars running in the Ttfow Vr>i-L-«<f nF TfnUn« „.,* .-•„ I "'"6 "* me of 'extraction. Four years ago he ran for mayor republican-fusion-anti-Tam- ticket against James J. on a many Walker. He was defeated. Walker, then at the height of his popularity, polled SG5.000 votes to his 368,000. La Guardia, reared in South Dakota and Arizona, began his career in the consular service at Budapest and Fiume. He came back to the United States to study law. He made a brilliant war record on" the Italian front. He served as representative in congress from 1916 to 191S and again from 1923 to 1932. His only political defeats were at the hands of Walker four years ago and the narrow margin by which he lost his congressional seat last year to James J. Lanzetta, democrat. MISS BOOTH UNCHANGED HOLLYWOOD, ULfi)— The condition of Edwina Booth, blonde screen actress who has been ill 20 months of a strange malady, re- START ON PUBLIC .WORKS la. Committee Meets With Herring DBS MOINES fllE)—-An early start on the public works program was foreseen Friday when members of the -state public works advisory committee convened with Governor Clyde L' Herring. Meeting also with the committee was Lieutenant Governor M. G. .Kraschel. who will act as a coordinator between the public and federal committees. Appointment of a federal engineer is expected momentarily, the governor said, after which the work of mained virtually day. unchanged Fri- Miss Booth's parents. Dr. and Mrs. James L. Woodruff, said she spent some weak nights this week but rallied slightly. Dr. Woodruff diagnosed Miss Booth's illness as a rare tropical malady contracted in Africa during the filming of tbe picture, "Trader Horn." approving and scheduling construction will be started. Applications chel thus far filed total with Kras- more than approxi- Ames Scouts Watch Million Bats In Night Flight at Carlsbad Cave thp justice t'epartmont. Ha said ho federal government was anxious to cooperate In anil-racketeer- ng efforts. President Roosevelt lias ^slRnrd Assistant Secretary of itate Molry to make an Intensive t"dy of kidnaping. hoper. eniy next Ration to obtain passage of bis fire- rms control bill which would rep lntr» 1'ilerfltaU commerce In s«icli wnaponc. The unusual experience o watching the bat flights fr,om the mouth of the bat cavern at the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico is described in a letter from the party of five Ames boy scouts and their leader, Harold K. Schmidt, who are now in the second week of a month's adventure tour and nature study expedition into the south, west. The letter, received Friday- morning by tlu Tribune Times, was dated August 1. and reads as follows: "Big event came last night. We saw,the bat flight from tlie, mouth of Carlsbad Cavern, the most In- foresting sight wo have seen so far. \ve anw about 1,000,000 bats, hut the flight Is «i low ebb. for the jx>ak Is from four lo five million. The raiisf <«f thf fluctuation Is unlnnwn nlnrf the 'ml Is very fllffl'-ult to slnily in Us natural "The fliglit WP saw lasted about 15 minutes. Rats rame out slowly 520.000,000 for which mately $6.000,000 is for 'pMblic roads. A total of more than $2,000,000 is for school district improvement and repairs and the remainder is chiefly for municipal improvement. Waterloo has applied for federal funds for the construction of a million dollar sewage disposal and flood control system. Council Bluffs seeks $L'.90~9.700, Des Moines wants approximately $760.000, and Cedar Rapids ?SOO,"000. The types of projects applied for range from swimming JOINS IN DEMAND AN AGREEMENT Strong Pressure Is Brought Upon Owners United Prew Balked by a coal strike in Pennsylvania which challenged the entire recovery program and by & challenge of the iron and iteel trade. President Roosevelt stepped into the controversy from his summer home Friday. The president gave his full - attention to tbe negotiations in Washington, looking for. Immediate settlement of the strike and engaged in several telephone conversations with Admiaistrator Hugh Johnson. The NRA announced » thoro investigation of the basic price , arrangement of the proposed iron and steel code. Robert T. Lament, New York steel maknate, said th« industry's code" goes far beyond anything that can be justified by present conditions." Meanwhile other Industrie* swung into line. The automobil* code was being drafted. A mum wage and maximum hour code for electric and gas- Indus-' tries will be completed Friday night. Laundry companies hoisted the blue eagle affecting 200,000 em- ployes. Johnson announced -Friday ne.was "perfectly satisfied," with the progress thus far in the emergency reemployment .drive., "It it going beyond my expectations, ht said. Hopes for speedy settlement of .the Pennsylvania coal strike wer« revived in Washington Friday as operators agreed to meet with Recovery Administrator Hugh Johnson in a new conference. F--; v r : the breaJtd,a>vtt ctf negotiations Thursday nfffe^iffi^'-- son held several telephone convert sations with President Roosevelt at Hyde Park. He met again with Governor Pinchpt of Pennsylvania and John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, ^Aty^i insistence the operators then agreed to a further meeting. Lewis agreed to withdraw all of the strikers demands except their request that the miners have their own "check weigh men" at the topples to see that the miners get full credit for the amount of coal they produce. The operators previously was refused an agreement on even this basis, but Johnson was expected to tell them forcefully of the president's desire for a quick settlement of the strike pending complete adjustment of controversial issues when tn% coal code comes up for hearing next week. The administrator said the terms of any settlement must be approved by Mr. Roosevelt. ' . Johnson • enlisted the aid of Gerard Swope and Walter C. Teagle, members of the recovery administration's ' industrial advisory board, in effecting a settlement. They were reported to have been in touch with officials of the United States corporation. The steel corporation controls the H. C. Frick mines at which the strike began. The strike has become a national issue bringing into the Open all of the major controversies between capital and laboV under the national industrial recovery act. The main dispute is over recognition of labor unions, which brings in the company union fight of the steel industry, it has gained added importance with the realization of both operators anti 'miners that the decision in the present case may well form a precedent to which operators will have to subscribe in the future. at first, spiraling in the the semi- P°°J S to cemeteries. darkness of HIP month o. the cave to accustom tlioir eyes to the light. They then rose to a height of 15 to 20 feet and flow south to their feeding grounds on the Black river. 'It is eslimaud tliat they con Gen. Balbo Changes to Southern Route for Return Flight WON'T OPPOSE DIVORCE LOS' ANGELES. <U.ff — Aimee Semple McPherson Button, evan gelist of Angelus temple, will allow her songster husband. David L. Hutton. to obtain a divorce by default, she said Fridav. sumo about 10 tons of insects eVcl'i ! SHOAI « HARBOR. Nfd. H T .n night. Tho bats may sojourn as far as 100 miles from Die rave, but begin to return about two hours before dawn ami arc in the cave : (jeneral Ralho Friday post- iponed the take off of his 2} sea planes on the trans-Atlantic flight hack to Italy. by sun-up. At thc height of their i Balbo , sn j f ] i, 0 na( ) K | V on orders numbers, the hnts are so thick in| for " 1C meteorological centers, their night flight that they darken iships « l son and crews at land the sky. bases to move from the northern Visitors are not permitted to rn-! rn « t<! vla Valentin, Ireland, to Uv (He bal eavp. Today we will ('he Azores-Lisbon, Portugal, our thru me cavern arid tnko a route. AUNT LINDY SAYS- nature hike. "We losl Kghrrt tlie Flrr.t. our load niaseoi, hut Imnud He hoped, he said, that the organization would be along Hie '1 i complete In- .•oiitliern roviie lately liv.Heil nnolhi r which WHS Au.un.'it ;> jirvl tn;ii tin 1 rn»>l duly imnied Kgbert. the Secon-i" would be made ou August 10. If you arc handed a lemon don't hand it back. Show yourwlf reaourceful and make it into lemonade.

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