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Sign Up With NRA Wo Jour duty. y ol(r h e j p j» n«*d«J NOW. MUJion* of men •nd womea «,,,, Bilter t«r jf you Ames Daily Tribune STORY COUNTY'S DAILY WEATHIJt POlBOAfT Generally fair SaUvd*? Bight and Sunday; alifitU.r w*n»rrtet« ttrd»y night and to «**t south portions Suadcy. VOLUME Official Am«« and *tory County P«j»r AMES. IOWA, •ATUBDAY, AUGUST 5, 1933. United Press Wire Service HO. 30 PARING STRATOSPHERE FLIGHT FAILS AND TRUCE IN STRIKF Peace Ends Threat to Entire Recovery Program HYDE PARK, N. r., <U.D—Gen- eral Hugh S. Johnson, national recovery administrator, backed by a determined president, ended the strike in the Pennsylvania coal fields early Saturday. The president had seen in the strike a dang erotiB threat to the nation's Indus try and nig gigantic program for in dtistrial recovery. The president hiinself announced the "absolute truce" between miners «nd mine-owners which will "end 50,000 men back to work on Monday and prevent 200,000 others from going on strike. Terms of the truoe substantially was preser- ration of the status quo pending hearings on the coal Industry's code under the national recovery act. Creation of a special government board to mediate all disputes between labor and capital during the life of the recovery program was strongly indicated to be a part of the Immediate plan of Mr. Roose velt and General Johnson. The chief executive's announce- Strike Settlement Regarded as Greatest Achievement of NRA WASHINGTON (U.E) — Settlement of the Pennsylvania coal strike was regarded Saturday as the greatest single achievement of the national recovery admin istratlon. It was significant not only because it adjusted the one dispute, which involved 50,000 Vorkers and threatened to spread thru* other coal fields, but because it cleared the way for application of the broad recovery Program' to the most powerful ndustries. Before the Pennsylvania strike was settled some of the strongest opposition yet encountered was brought into play against the administration. The issue went back to the traditional antiunion stand of the Morgan and Mellon Interests. Administrator Hugh S. John * son, persuaded to attempt medi-1 present. ation, soon found he had taken on all the major controversies that are apt to arise during his leadership of the NRA. The NRA chief, plainly showing the weariness caused by hour on hour of conferences, discussions, and administrative!; duties, spent two days on -the Pennsylvania problem with labor officials and representatives of the "coal and steel industries. Betore many hours passed he was dealing directly with the head of the U. S. Steel corpora tlon. That contact went back even further—to the Morgan interests. And in his negotiations with the Pittsburgh Coal company, Johnson dealt with the Mellon interests. The two groups, Morgan and Mellon, represented the strongest anti-union lineup American industry could possibly Seek Fate of 27 On Small Island Off Texas Coast FOUR HELD IN TEAR GAS CA8F Are Members Obscure Political Party NEW YORK (U.E) — Eugene Gulf of Vexlco when a~~tropicaK Danie11 - Jr - 32 ' broad shouldered BROWNSVILLE. Searchers set out determine the fate of 27 persons marooned on Brazos island in tlic Tex. (U.PJ — Saturday to HYDE PORK, N. Y., —American labor and industrial leaders have promised President Roosevelt that they will declare a moratorium on strikes and lockouts and rally solidly behind the administration's recovery drive. The president is expected to make public the text of the pledges sometime Sat- "Urdey. President Roosevelt and national recovery officials were reported to ; regard the pledges as the most Important development to date in the recovery drive, exceeding even the support that was given the war time government of Woodrow Wilson, meet, made at the summer white house under highly dramatic circumstances, came at the end of a hectic and frantic 12 hours for Johnson, Mr. Roosevelt, and leaders of miners and coal operators. After a long conference is Washington at which Johnson presided, labor and capita! -agreed to the truce. Johnson came here by airplane and obtained the approval of the president who had been keep- Ing in touch with the conference by telephone. , The truce had two chief points: (1) The- miners will return to work without prejudice: and their dispute with operators will be aired at the coal code hearings beginning August 9; (2) Until the industry's code is^adopted; all disagreements will be settled by a board of three chosen by the president. "Never in our country has a strike of such threatened proportions been settled so quickly and so generously," Mr. Rosevelt declared.' . , In his formal statement issued by Secretary Marvin H. Mclntyre of'the white house staff after Johnson concluded his conversations. Mr. Roosevelt extended his thanks to the Intermediaries. "A great coal strike." the president said, "has threatened the entire bituminous field and—because of' the scant storage at factories— also threatened the revival of manufacture on which so much depends. "Oa the basis of a simple suggestion for settlement made by Geu. Johnson, both management and labor have declared an absolute truce on dissention at the mines to await the resolution of the -whole matter at the coming hearings on the coal codes. "In the meantime, all disagreements are to be settled by a board of my selection to which both sides agree—Gerald Swope. Louis Kirk- stein and George L. Berry. ; Never in our country has a strike of such (Continued on Page Five) hurricane of 7 3 to SO miles an hour intensity ripped across the extreme tip of south Texas. The gale lashed high tides between the island and the mainland at Port Isabel. Disrupted communication lines left the possibility that the fishing party was unable to negotiate the passage. Telegraph and telephone lines between Port Isabel and Brownsville fell before the terrific wind which uprooted trees, unroofec houses, damaged several build ings and menaced small fishing craft. Hope for the safety ol the marooned party was strengthened by the return of eight others. Danger from Ibe storm itselJ definitely was ,passed. The* disturbance moved inland to Me* ico, diminishing in intensity. FIVElWEfAS AUTO Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven O f these te.t questions? Turn to page 4 for the answers. t. What is the common law? river marks the Minnesota-Wisconsin boundry line? S. Who was William Tyndaie? 4. What Islam- is separated from the mainland of Africa by the Mozambique Channel? 5. What name is commonly applied to all sorts of small fish? 6. Where Is County Tyrone? 7. Where did Chow dogs origl- nate? S. In wh«t. country Is the Blver Runaway Team Drags Driver ? Mile ,~^ Four men j.nd a boy were hurt, one man being dragged a quarter of a mile behind" a runaway team, when an automobile crashed into an Iowa State college hay rack, then into another automobile, on the Thirteenth street road west of he Squaw creek bridge, Friday noon. A woman driving the second car and two boys riding'on the back o. the hay wagon, narrowly iscaped injuries. The boys were tossed into a fence at the side of the road. The injured were: Leland Roberson. 1114 Wilson avenuev driver of the machine that crashed into the hay wagon, cut and bruised. William Stahlman. 17, son of J. 3. Stahlman. watch engineer at the municipal light plant, bruised about the head. Glen Lynn, driver of the hay wagon, severely bruised about his hips. . George Hale, employe of the col- ege. severe injury to his leg. Austin Tanner, employe of the college, severe injury to bis back. Three Escape Injury. Mrs. O- Rafdai. 124 Sherman avenue, tscaped injury, as also did lugene Cox. son of City Patrolman Owen Cox, and his cousin. Robe~t ohnson. who were thrown from, he hay rack. The men on the wagon were em- loyed on the college farm. Lynn narrowly escaped death as he clung to the double-trees of the ragon while the team, frightened '}• the collis'on, raced madly down he road a quarter of a mile be- ore slowing their pace so he could top'them. A wheel of the wagon ran over him during the course of he run. The accident occurred, it was reported, as Roberson was driving (Continued on Pag* Two) World War Veteran U Killed In Fall DES MOINES O>—The body of Art Goerhing. World war veteran killed in a 40-foot fall from the Wabash railroad bridge, was to be taken to Oskaloosa Saturday. Goerhing, a Harvard graduate and lawyer was formally arrested Saturday on a charge of placing two teai gas bombs in the ventilating sys tern of the New York stock ex change Friday, causing suspension of trade for the day. BOSTON, Mass., <HC> — Foui members of an obscure political party were questioned by police early Saturday in connection with the release of tear gas in1the~Ne\v York stock exchange sent traders, employers tators fleeing to the ' stre'ftffand forced the market to close, y In the', loft Toom 7*'here tbe* _ were a^rfested* police found wopdein hpies addressed'to PresidejifSRoose- J 'veit~"former'Pre"sident"Ho6*er and Norman Thomas, socialist candidate for president last fall. A fourth box was not addressed Each contained a cloth and time fuses. Police sought a fifth man, Eugene Daniell, of "Soruerville, Mass., sai dto be leader of the political party—the independent commoners party of which, little was known. The tear gas introduced into the slock exchange centilating system was traced io the Iver Johnson Sporting Goods company here. The clerk who recently sold a few tear gas bombs was to view the suspects at the police line-up Saturday. The Boston Herald, in a copy righted story Saturday, said it learned that Daniell purchased ear gas bombs'" from a sporting goods company here a month ago and paid $12 each -for them. Daniell some time ago admitted placing'a fake bomb on the doorstep of the residence of Mayor James M. Curley of Boston. The (Continued on Page Two) member of the Civilian Conservation corps at Atlantic, was en route to his home in Oskaloosa when bis death occurred. Coker Turner and \V. Oasehimer. his companions, said Goerhing failed to no- 1*1 9. Wlure was the first mint es icrt in the U. S. M). W i'> Another way to spell uj word Tzar2 off. the end of a on the bridge and The men had obtained camp leave Friday and were "bum mine" their w«v to Oskalooca to Vi'-' ' • » . I ' . .Y* , . . ';<•• _TM.-,.,,, nn ,| c ils ,.,. I' !• 'i,«t Is siirvlv o;~ Us Record Crowds At Annual Old Settlers' Event MAXWELL — The two-day annual Old Settler's picnic closed here Friday evening with record breaking crowds reported for both days, due in part to the ideal weather. Last yeai it was necessary to postpone the picnic because of rain. The festivities opened Thursday morning with a parade of gay floats headed by the Maxwell concert band, which culminated its march at the Maxwell city park where the programs for the two days were held. The invocation by the Rev. B. H. Guthrie was followed by the address, of welcome by the Rev. W. M. Scheuermann who also served as master of ceremonies. Songs were sung by the girl's glee club who also led in the group singing of America. The address by the Rev. N. W. Underwood was followed by the old settlers hour at which early settlers and pioneers of the community spoke briefly. v The afternoon's activities included two ball games, the first, Collins juniors vs. Maxwell Juniors and second Cambridge vs. Maxwell, Story county league teams The address of the afternopn was delivered by Paul Cunningham of Des Moines and musical numbers were given by the Maxwell band and the girls glee club. Horseshoe tournaments were featured both Thursday and Friday mornings at 9 o'clock. Spf-a.kers for Friday morning included Mrs. N*. W. Underwood and the Rev. W. M. Martin of Farrar. Other sports rvem« for iiie <i«> wore a girls kittenball game In thf morning and two ballgames in the afternoon, the Farrnr independents vs. Maxwell Juniors anrl In* Ames Merchants vs. Maxwell. AIRPLANE MARK Leave New York With ' D J J TT_ * Bagdad l.heir Goal FLOYD BENNETT AIRPORT S. Y., (U.E)—Two French pilots be gan one of the most ainbitioub nights in aviation history at 5:41 a. m. (EDl 1 ) Saturday when they took off for Bagdad, Irak, in an attempt to set a new non-stop distance record. . Paul Oodos, world war flier, was at the controls. Maurice, Rossi was navigator and radio operator. Their Bleriot monoplane, carrying 1,770 gallons' of gasoline, was the heaviest laden ship .ever to leave this airport. The plane with its fuel load and other " equipment weighed more than nine tons. ; They planned to head up the At lantic coast as far as Newfoundland, then steer a course across the Atlantic that would Cake them over the southern tip of Ireland They hoped tOj fly over Paris, but said they would not pause for anj welcoming ceremony In the air. Continuing eastward, they hoped to follow a route down the Balkan peninsula, thence Into Asia Minoi as far as their fuel carries them. Due to the ususual load the plane carried, extra precautions were taken by field officials. The fire department had two full crews' 011 hand with emergency equipment. The huge silver colored mono plane, rose gracefully ' after a lengthy dash down the runway. It headed out over Jamaica bay and disappeared into the light morning haze. ' . A large supply of rations was placed aboard. A complete first •aid kit, .two life preservers and two 'inflated suits, were Included In the equipment. Codos and Rossi hoped to break the 6,625 mile record held by two (Continued oa Past Two» Ames Grocers In Agreement On NewHrs. An agreement on closing hours for Ames grocers and market owners was reached Saturday morning, following considerable effort on the-part of a-committee named by the grocers earlier this week Hours loginnmg Monday, tril be as follows: . Monday to Friday, inclusive. ! a. m to 5:30 p. in. ' Saturday's a. ni, to 9 p. m. Sunday, closed all day. The committee reported thai "after careful consideration o all types of stores, including cas! and carry, delivery, downtown am suburban, chain and home ownec stores.,and after iiterviewing num erous Boone merchants who have been working • ui'der a- similar cod.e. the committee has adoptee a cods of fair practices, effective Monday, 'August 7. "This code applies to all places of business -selling edibles for home consumption. The public is asked to cooperate and not ask merchants to violate the code as given above." The agreement is signed hy the following grocers and market proprietors: Eaton and Wright. 127 Main street; M. and M. grocery. 214 Main street; C-re-sor food mar' ket. 129 Main street; Red Arrow market. 200 Main street: Red Arrow , grocery No, 5, 200 Main street: Red Arrow grocery No. 4. 325 Main street: Tilden Grocery company, 409 Douglas avenue; Red Ball Stores. Inc.. 211 Main street Red Ball market. 211 Main street; p. and B- market, 215 Main street. Great A. and P. Tea company. 215 Main street; Todd's market and delicatessen, 312 Main street: Keith's fruit store. 312 Main street; \V. I. Cushing market. 325 Main street: Hanson grocery, 40! ~.incoln way; S. A. Nixon grocery 821 Lincoln way: Brown market and grocery, 2422 Knapp street: Stop and Shop market. 2508 Lin- x»ln way; Peyton grocery and market, 2902 West street; Rushing ood market; 323 Main street: United food store, 229 Main street; Jnited fod store, 103 Welch avenue; Ames Service grocery and market, 2429 Lincoln way: Pose market, 229 Main street; Gilmore's bod market, 115 Fifth street. With Settle Inside His Stratosphere Gondola A veritable scientific laboratory is the gondola in which Lieut. Com. T. G. W. Settle expected to penetrate the stratosphere on his solo balloon flight from Soldier Field, Chicago. Here you see Settle in the gondola, making final adjustments to a spectograph which was to record on a film the intensity of ultraviolet rays in atmosphere and stexpected to clamp down when he reached a nig h altitude. ABOVE THE STRATOSPHERE, which extends to about 20 miles up, is th« great void, never penetrated except by unmanned weather balloons carrying instruments to about 221 -2 miles. As altitude increases, temperature again goes up and at 25 wile* it approximates that of ground level, while at 35 miles it is believed to reach 212 degrees, the boiling paint of water. Ram! 11101(01 "'"' ntj-tf" followed In sound »ud thres children, /gram for tae evening hours, pro Two Are Burned To Death In a Garage BURLINGTON. O>Joe Schneid T, Burlington and Harold Rust, 3, of Little York, 111., were burned o death Saturday when flames de troyed a garage near the business district. Albert Rust, 39, garage proprietor was critically burned. The three men were sleeping in a living room above the garage when the fire started and spread rapidly over the oil soaked floors. The men w*ve trapped 'in t.h«i upper floor before flcfmon rearhcd They bioi (!.<• i>n>j>rt« Greatest height should be reached about mid-afternoon, when sun's, rays are hottest, i ficcard, 1931. 51,458 ft. At 50,000 feet balloon expands to full -«ze— ballast dropped to increase alti- Airplane record; 43,900feet At 30.000 feet balloon expands more—men take scientific observations through Mt. Everest, 29,141 ft. portholes in ball. "C. !'le»impossible without oxygen balloon expands capacity size- as air thins, men At start. o5iri35n inflated to only 25 pet. capacity. Sly npe towers 620 feet to aUow for expansion at high This graphic sketch shows how Lieut.-Com. T. G. W. Settle planned to make his balloon flight into the stratosphere from the Chicago worlcFs. fair. Starting at 11 p. m., so as to take advantage of the cool night air. he planned to rise slowly until daylight and then go up rapidly as the gas in his partly-inflated balloon expanded in the thinner upper atmosphere and under the heat of the sun's rays. The sketch also shows relative altitudes of clouds and the world's highest mountain peak, and the altitudes attajned by Prof. Auguste Piccard in his two European ascensions into the stratosphere—a record that Commander Settle hoped to beat. Woman Pleads Is cA ^. efite ^° r D1 Selling nRA Blue Eagle Emblems For Return of 'Kidnaped' Dog MARYSVILLE, Kan.. T^)— Mrs. Minnie Smith, a week of worry engraved on her face Saturday at- empted to deal directly with the kidnapers who last Saturday spir- ted away Tony. Iw - year old 'ox terrier. "Liberal reward" was offered in be want add columns for information leading to Tony's release. Another advertisement promised, no questions wonk he asked of abductors who arf holding Tony or $100 randson, "Tony is wh.nii;R!"— Such was he closing sentefcc of tfu ran- note Mrs. Smith received. That seritpnre ha<- prpyrd on Mrs. Smith's mind rvei since.. "Tr'a rflmosi as if 1 roiild hear him," sh'-fai''. "*vhy, h<-Vl beon my rlost si fo KID Ion for years . tur ou'^ alhe b«i tli« l*u Uad dieil j and I loved him lik<; a baby." ST. LUL'US >l.r:i— Harjan French, 29, was held in jail here Saturday after being named in a federal warrant charging him with selling NRA blue eagle emblems to persons unauthorized to USP them. It was believed to be the first prosecution under the NRA. French, «'ho said he was formerly of Springfield. 0.. and once ~ reporter on the Indianapolis Times, admitted sellui? the emblems for $1 each, put denied that he iriten uonally sold them to firms not entitled ' (o their use. It is believed that French was employed by a company authorized to sell the in- dlgnia. SILK HOSE SALES FRAUD REVEALED Seek Victims of House to House Canvasser . A story of how Story county women have been defrauded by canvasser claiming to ?be sel women's hosiery at cut prices contained-in a letter received Saturday, morning, by Police Chief,. W. J. Cure from Wayne county, where J\ the man is held on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses, "We have in custody a man by ^"ffKl^P^:! the name of J. A. Rolland, alias "~ J. A.. Ottoe, alias J. Richey, who has apparently been working for some time a scheme, of selling hosiery to, women, taking a deposit do.wn or a payment in-full and, failing to deliver the hosiery purchased," E. E. Ponton, Wayne county attorney, wrote Chief Cure. "A, search of his effects indi- I cates he has worked in Story, Mahaska, Monroe. Lucas, Davis, Appanoose and Wayne counties. He is charged with obtaining money under false pretenses and I would like to know if you have had any complaints aboat a. man operating in this manner. Cut Price Attractive "His game was to sell four pairs of silk hose for 90 cents, and when the lady would make a deposit, would offer her an extra pair of hose for 10 cents in order to get her to pay the entire dollar. "His order blanks indicate that he was taking in from $10 to $25 a day. His companion, a woman, was driving a Model A Ford, a faded blue-gray coupe. He was gray. bald, heavy set, and presented a fine appearance, probably about 55 years old." The letter asks that any information regarding this man's operations in this county be forwarded to Wayne county. Persons defrauded by this man may write directly to County Attorney Poston at Corydon. or notify Chief Cure or Sheriff J. R. Hattery. Chief Cure said Saturday that this is indicative of the kind of fraud often perpetrated by house to house canvassers who offer to sell merchandise at cut prices, and who fail to show proper credentials. He advised housewives 'o know the persons with whom they deal at their door steps. A cam- paiyn seeking: to protect house•wives from sales frauds has been conducted in Ames for more than a year. FAULTY VALVE FROM BALLOON Settle Maneuvers His Craft t oa Safe Landing CHICAGO. (IIP) — The biggest balljn man ever built made a spectacular takeoff from Soldier Field for a flight Into the stratosphere Saturday but the daring enterprise ended before it was well begun when the big gas bag crashed in a welter of ropes and rubber fabric in the midst of a railroad yard. A faulty hydrogen valve brot the projected voyage Into the blue void of the stratosphere to a sudden end and only the expert maneuvering of the scientist,' Lieutenant Commander T. W. G. Settle, saved the craft from destruction. .. ' • When he became certain that he ,nust land Settle peered : beneath him- and saw stretching away to the south the Chicago river. On one side were the dark outlines o" buildings that offered every hazard but on the' opposite bank was the comparativly open space of the network of tracks in the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad yards. Settle maneuvered his craft to a safe landing and managed to release the highly inflammable Jby- drogen in the envelope without injury to himself or excessive damage to the ballon. Settle took off at 2 a,, m. CST. and had planned to ascend to an altitude of a few thousand feet and wait until the sun's rays began expanding the hydrogen. After gliding over the rim of the stadium his craft climbed rapidly to 5.000 feet. The pilot, a vetera;; n? T balloonist and Gordon Bennin race winner, decided he was too high: He -pulled the hydrogen release cgrd. planning to desend to about " ' . e ^alve. which " wad some difficulty beforw the '.-eoff. stnck.gas escaped rapidly from the bag and.the craft sank. Settle ttuickly tossed ballast overboard but the bag deflated so rapidly fie was unable to check the descent. Spotlights from the stadium which followed the balloon upward played on it as it lost altitude. A stream of lead dust which. Settle carried as ballast poured from the bottom of the gondola. Settle guided the ship down 'through a maze of wires extend- threatened proportions been settled so quickly and so generously. "The public spirited men on both sides of the agreement are to be congratulated In thus averting threatened disaster. but I eaaaot let the occasion pass without re- (Cbntinned on Page P ."«) City Cleric A. B. Maxwell Saturday morning received a telegram from General Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator, stating that governmental departments are exempt from provisions of the NRA code blanket agreement requiring shorter hours for employes. The telegram reads: "Employes of federal, state or local governments and other public institutions and agencies do not come within termt'of the president's agreement." It is interpreted here that this exemption is made to protect governing bodies that have attempted to reduce taxes thru rednced expenditures in governmental functions. In Ames, the municipal electric and water departments are supported from revenues, and are wholly independent of taxes. An effort already has been made to rearrange schedules both in the office and at. the plants, with the addition of three or four new employes. Whether fhis new arrangement will be continued is a question that probably will be largely up to the city council to settle. SALES INCREASE CHICAGO — July sales of MontRomer 1 ; \Vanj company slmw- ed an this year of per cent, over .Inly, 1932, officials of the company announced Saiur- 'lay. .Inly tM" ye.ir totnled $!."., rii;> 4«o. compared with $11,804, 2S1 hi IM2. Veroon Randau Position In Yellowstone Vprnon Randan of Ames has accepted a position as landscape fore, man in Yellowstane national park and left here Thursday niettt to (Mke tip his work. His appointment :ca.me from the chief landscape architect for (he national park service, at San Francisco. Randau nas graduated from the landscape architecture department of Iowa State in February of 1ft"- an 1 since then has been on the extension staff of the rnpj)s;ed in landscaping of farmsteads, consolidated school* and other grounds. Recently he completed a roadsldf improvement project at Forest (.'Ity, involving the layout of a highway thru fl Riimlnn H H son of Mr. ac.d W. F, Randau of Ames. AUNT L1NDY SAYS- Dad and mother learned early to "stick" but who wouldn't that had done their courting on a hone hair sofa?

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