Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 9, 1933 · Page 5
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Ames, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 9, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA 1*> your duly. Yyur h«Jp Is needed KOW. Million* of men and women may suffer this win- t«r If j-on delay. Ames Tribune STORY OUNTY'S H DAILY WEA7HB1 Fair in n»rthv*«»t, thund«r*torm» in ««»t and Mirth portion Wednesday afternoon and night with generally fair Thur$y. Little change in temperature. VOLUME LXVn Official Ame» and Story County Paper AMEI, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1933. United Press Wire Service NO. 33 V. S. WILL NOT INTERFERE IN CUBA TO BOOST Membership, Sales and Minimum Wage 1 st Problems Organization of the Ames Home Improvement association and of the campaign to promote spending money for improvements that will put Ames labor back to work, was Started Tuesday night at a meeting or. materials dealers and contractors in the city hall. An advisory board was named and Wayne Cupps of the Munn Lumber company was elected temporary chairman of the association The-advisory board will meet'Wed- nesday night to start work on more detailed plans for the campaign and for organizing the dealers and contractors into a cooperative body. The board includes five men representing varied interests, as follows: Frank Rodgers of the Carr hardware store, representing the. merchant interests; M. B. Griffith of U. C. Griffith and Son, representing contractors; Carroll McCarthy, assistant city manager, representing the city government: Verne M. Lynch of the Ames Build- Ing and Loan association, representing financing; F. H. Corliss, citv editor of the Tribune-Times, *>Cubans Attack Machado Rule *>- President Gerardo Machado of Cuba, above, is bitterly resisting pressure fgom factions of the of his coun- to aad in puWJcity and promotion, j trj . den , anding that he regign Three Major Talks (Food shortage in Havana grows Three tasks are to be tackled ] mo re stringent as widespread strikes tie up the activity of the country. College Will Conform to 'V-Blanket Code Iowa State college, tbo exempt from the provisions of President Roosevelt's blanket code, will attempt to conform as nearly as possible to conditions in the city of Ames with regard to the hiring of labor or office help. Administration officials Tuesday did not know whether there would be any changes in the .hours or wages of college employees to con. form to local conditions, but considered it probable that there would not. College office workers now are on a 44-hour week schedule. George T. Baker, Davenport, presidenl^of the state board of edu cation, issued the following statement to the educational institutions of the state with regard to" the blanket .coder "We want the state institutions to conform to local con dliions as far as possible. Up to the present time the code does noi apply to educational work and therefore not to educational institutions.'' Herman Knapp, vice president and treasurer of the college, who is in charge of the college during Pres. R. M. HUghes* absence on ME vacation, said it was the plan of administration officials to employ as many men as they could and to try to further the purpose of Pres- COACHINGS OPENED BEFORE 27 Codes Are Offeree^ by Various ? Groups i WASHINGTON, <U.E>—The bit; uminous coal industry, devasted by fierce internal conflict, overproduction and a steadily decrcas? ing market, went 'before the nat-J ionat recovery administration Wednesday in an effort to reach an agreement that would .pull i from the mire. Twenty-seven codes of fair com petition, representing the views o all segements of' the indiyidualis tic industry, were offered as a basis for hearings expected to last at. least three days. Some of the tenseness which has enveloped the coal industry in recent weeks was dispelled by settlement of the Pennsylvania strike. But problems moro baste than even widespread labor dis turbanees were involved in the codes. . One of these is that of company unions. Officials of companies holding out for this form.of em Racketeering Seen in Thresher Blast Went Roosevelt's blanket code even ( ployi-e representation have agree<! .'.ho it did not come under the reg ' ' ""' ~"~"~ ! ulations., • • immediately. The first is the appointment of a membership committee to conduct a membership campaign. Second is the appoint' tn'ent of a committee to prepare for recommendation ^b the association a code of minimum wages for labor and fair practices for members. Third is'the organization of i sales campaign to reach all prospective home improvement jobs and to coax hoarded savings out of hiding and into home improvements. The association jntemis to .sell every possible job of boae repair, remodeling, decorating, modernizing, etc., whether the job-be worth 125 or $5,000. It is believed there are a great number of small jobs that can be sold'during the next few months which will swell the total and start the city back on - the road to normal business activity. It has since been stated by City Manager J. H. Ames that the citizens of the community have but two roads ahead t'o. the fall and winter. They can spend money tor projects that involve the employment of Ames labor, and receive the benefits to be derived from such projects; or spend money for public charity to support idle laborers and their families, and receive nothing in return, but, find the. problem still on the community's hands at the end of the winter. Minimum Wage Discussed Various phases of the campaign were discussed by the group of about 20 that met Tuesday niglit. The wage situation L highly important and immediate action is necessary to establish a code of minimum wages and also of fair practices among members of the association. The group felt that it could depend upon the education of residents of the community, to the necessity for establishing minimum wages for labor, botL skilled and unskilled, as a means of reestablishing normal business activity in Ames. One of the primary causes for the business slump in this city was the collapse of wage standards and the resultant employ- men of men at pitiful wages to do work that normally should command a fair wage. The group was further of the opinion that a similar campaign should be conducted to establish fair prices for materials and eliminate "cut throat" competition and price cutting with the resultant collapse of price standards and demoralization of bt.siness generally. To Give Full Publicity The fullest publicity will be given to all phases of the home improvement campaign. The group (Continued on Page Seven) Guarded After Kidnap Threat ELECTED to tajie the obvious course and withdraw company union pjopos als -from their codes. This was done last, week in the steel near- ings and administrator Hugh S- Johnson has made- it clea'r -that lie will permit none of-the codes to contain anything that might be interpreted as qualifying tie recov ery act, which guarantees to labor the right of collective bargaining The coal industry has lost ton nage since the war through the competition of ,oil and electricity. . Production uas dropped from a DUBUQUE (U.E)—Leo J. Duster j potential capacity of 750,000,000 of Cedar Rapids Wednesday was tons to 305,000.000 tons last Ames Legion Post Wins Trophy Cup named commander of the Iowa department of the American Legion. . Snggles-Cronk of Montonr who S5so had been nominated, seconded Duster's nomination. Sioux City was awarded the 1934 convention. William O'Connell of Des Test Your Knowledge Following, threats to kidnap her unless/?15,000 were paid, Miss Betty "Downes (above) is being guarded by state police, national guardsmen and sheriff's deputies at an exclusive North Sutton, N. girls camp at H. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Downes of Philadelphia. Can you answer seven test questions? Turn t< for the answers. 3 Define the word page 4 Who wrote "The Wandering « N,™ o. Name the man who attemnt scMo assassinate President• iffi 4. Who was Tadeusz Kosciuszko S. Jew 6. Where is the United States »rmy war college? 7. Where are the Campbell Islands? 8. Are Japanese immigrants admitted In the United States? 9. What Is stfrlins silver? 10. Who !.<• Klnp; of Knfilaiul? Brio-.v nrf. the anr.vera to the test question* printed on patje !. Officer Shot t For Refusing Drink of Wine CHICAGO (OB—A half-hour before be would have been off duty and gone home to his invalid wife and four children. Policeman Patrick J. Ryan of "the Shakespeare station was shot and killed here Tuesday night after he refused to drink wine with a stranger at a bar .in a beer tavern. Peter Pace, 23, was arrested a few minutes later, and, police said, confessed the killing. Ryan had stopped at the tavern for -a sandwich. Pace, carrying a jug of wine, entered with a companion. When Ryan refused to drink, according to witnesses, Pace threw the contents into the officer's face. A scuffle followed and Ryan was killed. Pace told police that Ryan drew his revolver and that it was discharged as the two fought for it. Ryan had been on the police force 15 years. He was 45. His chilren ranged in age from 7 to 15. Government May Not Buy From Non-adherents By UNITED PRESS Administrator Hugh Johnson, has expressed belief that the gov- \ frncent would to Iniy from firms that fail to adhere tc the reemployment agreement, in ll°e wilh tho campaign to have the P«bllo patronize, only blue fagle s tor PS. Johnson appointed Dr. Robert. W. Bruern, R. E. Grepr and OeorRe L, B^rr.v as mcinhfrs of lh<> Cot- Ion Tixlilr K'ntinnnl Industry R<>- "M-nrif. bnanl to ,i,]j ;) t labor dls- /titos in that industry. Moines was elected national conv mitteeman, William Osier of Ot- tnmwa wa$ alternate, and vice commanders were Glenn Gray, Rockwell City. Roy Pierce, Morning Sun, arid James Lbn'dry, Stuart. R. J. Laird of Des Moines was named adjutant and the Rev. Earl Burgess of LeMars. chaplain. ., . Wilkie L. Harper, past commander of the Ames post of the American Legfpn, a past sixth • district vice-commander and also secretary of the Ames 'Kiwanis club, year. With a .market aubjected to this great shrinkage, coal opera- tore have destructive competition thp ma ^Jffs^f except In unionized districts/ Kave been-driven steadily down. There are 150,000 miners out of work. This "cut throat" competition will be dwelt on at length. Central Coal Associates Inc., has proposed' a national coal administrator to supervise the industry. This proposal probably will gain supporters as the hearings, proceed. . Coat. land, taxes, and price,arrangements • also will be discussed. Some operators contend that the system of taxing coal lands, whether or not they are in pro dnction, should be changed. They- declare that this is responsible for much of the recent -selling below AVIATORS MAKE the cost of production. They explain that operators forced to pay, ^.^ ^ v^ „„,,- - . for instance, $40,000 in taxes will was elected sixth district Legion i throw ?20,000 worth of coal on an commander at the annual meeting j overburdened market rather than of the district, held in connection j (Continued on Page Two) with the state Legion convention at Dubuque, Tuesday afternoon. An unusual feature of the election was that Mr. Harper was not; present, his campaign being conducted by other members of the Ames post who laid his candidacy before the district meeting.- The district elected Val Wells of Highland Park post, Moines. vice-comuander. Mr. per will appoint his adjutant. Ames post Wednesday -was to receive the trophy cup for achiev^ ing 100 per cent of its membership quota in the classification of cities betw-een 10,000 and 25,000 population. Ames and Ottumwa were tied for first place in the membership drive. The quota for Ames was 176 members, the mark being achieved just a short time ago. On agreement- between Commander E. A. Thomas of Ames and the Ottumwa commander, the cup will remain in the possession of Am-es post, for the next two Racketeering methods, new to Ohio, for control of the wheat threshing business, were blamed for the explosion which wrecked this threshing machine near Bethesda. A group of farmers is shown surveying the damage. Louis Heskett, owner of the machine, estimated his loss at $4,000. Thousands of bushels of wheat and oats may be lost because of the destruction of the machine in harvest time. late months, then will go to Ottumwa for two months. It will be divided between the posts for the balance of the year. Commander Thomas returned from the convention Wednesday morning. He reported that Roy Pell of Marshalltown had been elected grand chef de gaze (state commarder) of the FoVty and Eight, and that Knoxville post drum and bugle corps won the state competition championship Tuesday night for the second successive year. Other Ames Legionaires at the convention besides Commander Thomas were C. 0. Powers, who was elected state alternate delegate to the national convention -in Engine Trouble Turns - BackR. Nichols By United Press Headline calibre aviators, men and women, in the air and aground, made, news in widely separated parts of the world Wednesday. Twenty-three planes of General Italo Balbo's Italian air armada took off from Ponta Del Gada and Oorta, Azores Islands, and reached Lisbon, homeward bound on the greatest mass flight ever undertaken. The twenty-fourth plane capsized on taking off, and one man was killed. Ruth Nichols, Rye. N. Y. flyer. took off from Los Angeles at 5:04 a. m. EDT for New York in her low-wing Lockheed monoplane, seeking to break Amelia Earharl's record of 17 hours, 7 minutes for the trans-continental flight." She returned to Los Angeles three hours later with motor trouble. Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh were at Julianehaab, Greenland, after a flight from Angmag- salik and Godthaab. Lindbergh was reported preparing to fly on to Reykjavik, Iceland, leaving Mrs. Lindbergh to return home by steamship. At Rayak, Syria, Paul Codos and Maurice Ross>i, who broke the world EXHIBIT SAT Sweepstakes Cup Is Chief Prize Offered Plans for the seventh annual gladiolus show of the Ames Garden club and the Ames Gladiolus society ' were announced Wednesday of fcyjS^Jpsife the snow-Tfie exposi held Saturday from 2 to 9 p. m.. n the Sheldon-Miinn hotel. The hotel lobby and the main floor banquet room will be utilized for he floral displays. It is expected that'a number of exhibits will be entered from out- f-town glad growers, particularly rom Indianola. Judges for the show will be C. G. Keyes, L. C. Grove and M'ss Jdith Herren. At the conclusion if thfe exhibition, Saturday night, he flowers will be auctioned by H. Lloyd Evelarid. The show is open to any amateur and commercial grower, with prizes ffered in many classes for boys and girls under 15 who desire to nter flowers grown by themselves? Entry Deadline Entries must be made not later ban 11 a. m., Saturday. Each ex- ibitor may enter not to exceed tiree items in any class, provided ach - entry is of a. separate and distinct variety. Large growers are not permitted to compete in single spike classes. In the special fe'at- ure and garden flower classes, all ! accessories such as greens, ribbons, bowls, baskets, frames., etc.. Hog Cholera Outbreaks Are Serious DES MOINES OLE*—A . serious Img chelora epidemic is ravaging in north and east Iowa counties and the corn crops reports range from bumper crops to actual de terioration. ' These are the highlights of the weather and cron . bulletin issued Wednesday by .Federal Meteorologist Charles Reed. New hog choi era outbreaks were reported in 30(1 herds during the past week Reed said. ' ' Strenuous efforts to fight, the contagion Avitli vaccines were afoot About one third of the state has an excellent corn crop to date reported. In another third progress is "only .fair" while "actual de terioration" has started in a good many dry counties. The bulk of the corn crop is in the roasting ear stage. Threshing now has been' nearly completed except for stack threshing in north counties. Flax threshing is underway in central Iowa with average .yield or better. At least half of the state faces a pasture shortage. shall be furnished by the exhibitor. (Continued on Page Two) CHICAGO, <tIE!—A half-million Chicago employes came under codes of the NRA Weunesday as 12,601 business firms in the city signed and submitted their pledges to the district adminitrative offices here. The number of companies in the district, comprising Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, which have signed codes had passed the 100,000 mark Wednesday. A total of 3,452 concerns Tuesday sent in their bringing the pledges number signed to 100,514. Administrator F. L. Roberts, in charge of the district office, said he anticipated a huge increase in the NRA enrollment during the next few days as result of a.war- ning by General Hugh Johnson, period for voluntary signing was drawing to a closr. HYDE PARK, N. Y % <IIE>—Re- | ports of impending resignation of Secretary of Treasury William H. Woodin were revived Wednesday as President Roosevelt prepared to receive him • for their first conference since his illness nearly two- months ago.' . ' v -While sources close to the chief executive declared there would be no. changes in the cabinet, reports persisted that Woodin because of his physical condition would ask to be relieved from duty in the near future. Reports concerning the-possibility of Woodin's retirement have been frequent since .the throat ailment which forced him to seek the seclusion of his New York city home. ARRESTED FOft KIDNAPING MONTICELLO, N. Y., (U.R>— Manny Strewl. Albany underworld figure, was arrested Tuesdfiy on a warrant charging him with kid- naping John J. O'Connell jr./ scion of the politically 'powerful O'Connel fatnilv. Chicago; At Pilgrim, who just re- long distance record with a flight tired from office as state Forty from New York now estimated to Eight finance officer; Tom and Geataganps and John Hanson. Commander Thomas was a member of the state convention com(Continued on Page Three) Hollingsworth Home Damaged by Fire A blaze believed to have started r rom a basement laundry stove that, became overheated a few minutes'after the fire In the stove was lighted, damaged (he basement •U the residence of Mrs. Fred Hoi- lingswortb. 101 Franklin avenue, \Vodnrsday morning. Firemen from thp downtown and toi, Mb. ward at«. (Ions responded to the alarm re- ;vrf] -il 3:20 r.Ylork, Tlio Mm- was extlngul&h'cd with chemicals. have totalled 5,663.827 miles i- r,r, hours. 30 minutes, were prep:: g 1o return to France. Benjamin and Joseph Adamowicz, brothers who had hoped to fly to Poland, were surveying their broken plane at Harbor Grace. N. F., where they overran the landing field when they arrived from New York Tuesday, John Grleraon, former British Royal Air Force flyer, * was at Reykjavik, ready to fly to Greenland on a cruise to the United States from England In his secondhand Gypsy Moth planr. Jean Assolant and Rene Le Fevre, were eager to take off from Calais, Franco, for Toklo, attacking P'e new long distance rorord of H'plr fellow countrymen Codos ami FlOSBl. Piracy Charge Filed Against Chicago Robber CHICAGO - For perhaps the fi ist time in thr city's history a. charge of piracy on the high seas was faced by a 'man here Wednesday. The defendant was .Ios?n*i Pennick, 24. He was accused of attempting to rob seven persons on a speedboat us they sailed from the world's fair to Michigan avp- nue. Two miles from shore, according to James Nrstor, pilot, nick waved a pistol and cried "it's «• stlokup." A lurch of the boat sent Pennick rolling. Nestor onri several passengers overpowered him. Police Lieutenant Oorge DP Mar said a charge of piracy was HYP only complaint n* 1 ™»1'1 »>aUp !. ppnnir!>. <>ml hpl<3 him for prosecution. REPEAL BY 3-1 Mrs. Greenway Wins Douglas Post PHOENIX, Ariz. (U.E) — By a vote surpassing 3 to 1, Arizona became • the 21st state to ratify the prohibition reneal amendment, returns showed Wednesday. Aided by the absence of dry c?n- ^ention-delegates on the ballot, wet forces mustered a vote of .37,635 against 10,039 for 'retention- In United Press returns from 349 complete and 12 Jncomplett: precincts out of 442\in the state. Mrs.. IsabeUe Greenway,'national democratic committeewoman and a personal friend of President and Mrs. Roosevelt, easily captured the democratic nomination to fill tiie congressio al post vacated by Lowis Douglas \yhen he was n?,med director of the federal budget. The victory insured her election because of the absence of repub'Ican opposition. Incomplete retums gave her a vote of 30.S64 against 7,119 for Harlow Akers and 4,849 for William Coxon.. Repealists rolled" up a commanding lead from the start. Santa Cruz county, the first to complete a count, gave ratification a 10 to 1 lead. Maricopa county (Phoenix), the most populous in'the...state, cut into the'repeal lead amassed in rural counties ty showing unexpected dry strength. Nevertheless, the county voted 2 to 1for repeal. Dry voters who had failed to obtain enough signers to p'.acp delegates on the ballot wrote/in their vote but failed to- develop the strength conceded / by the mo|t sanguine wet leaders." N Mrs. Greenway. who takes office next January, has long been a leading political figure in state poll- tics. The widow of a world war hero, she has been identified act- tively with Veteran affairs and at her home in Tucson has taught many disabled v terans .the art of furniture making. Her hotel in Tucson is filled- with the handiwors of crippled soldiers. Asserts Difficulties Are Being Much Magnified HYDE PARK, N. Y, W.R)— The administration is standing on its policy of non-interference in the affairs of Cuba !t was said at the summer white house Wednesday. While it was pointed out that Ambassador Welles was cooperating with the various political factions in an effort to prevent further bloodshed, President Roosevelt indicated strongly that there had been no representation formal formal from American sources . that President Machado would resign. LEAD IN MtlRDER NEW YORK. »<U.R>—Detectives eeking a solution to the mysterious murder of Henry F. Sanborn, railroad executive and member of a prominent fami)> are working on a dsfinite lead, it was learned Wednesday in a hirh official quar- :tr. No intimation of the nature of the lead was available. Balbo Fleet Reaches Europe In Sorrow for Another Death LISBON*, Portugal (U.P> — Qen-i Lack of harbor facilities caus- eral Italo Balbo's air squadron ed General Balbo to split his HAVANA. Cuba <EE)—The crisis in Cuba's unrest appeared to b« near Wednesday. . The food shortage grew more stringent and sporadic firing in the streets by-police continued. Secretary of State Orestes ^ Ferrara arrived Wednesday from the United States and went immediately to the palace to confer with President Machado. Political observers here, believed that some definite action -toward ending the critical near revolutionary condition of- Cuba would follow immediately; •,'.•'. As secretary of state, Ferrara Avould succeed to the provisional presidency should President Madia-do follow 'a widely suggested course and a:k congress to grant him "a leave of absence." Since .the ascension of Ferrara, a Machado follower, would not alleviate the threats of a revolution, it • was assumed that if Machado retired Ferrara would resign first; and another political figure, probably Carlos de Cespedes, former ambassador to Mexico, would be named secretary. De Cespedes then would :becom« acting .president if -...S^achado •«&%: drew. . . . This plan could not be worked out however without Ferrara present. .'.-'•Appeals by Radio President. Machado stoodipublic- ly by his insistance that he would not withdraw and started a coto ter-offensive by radio broadcast and by-personal appeal, attacking the United States. activites. • Announcing in a firmly worded public statement that he was and would continue to be ^ president, he asserted that political troubles were being magnified because Cuba was a small'country in which great ' foreign capital was invested. • Information from usually reliable sources, but unconfirmed, said American Ambassador Stunner Welles had demanded that Machado apply for a. leave of absence by noon Wednesday on penalty of American intervention and that Machado, in refusing had intimated broadly American intervention would be opposed^-if necessary by the army. - . . The reports of pistols, rifles and machine guns in street fighting and the dissemination of radio propa-. ganda attacking Welles marked during the night .the grave development of the crisis precipitated a. week ago by a strike of omnibus drivers "ostensibly against high taxes. Presumably in . revenge for the slaughter of" Monday when police fired on crowds before the presidential palace killing 20, four policemen were murdered Tuesday night. Shot From Car Three were shot down from a moving motorcar at the corner of Maceo park. Major Wa3do Loay- naz el Castillo, district inspector of police, who was standing with ;hem, was seriously wounded. A fourti' policeman was killed near the university. The government seized radio sta- . ion CMAF and established a two block military ' zone around it Macnedo was expected to use it :or propaganda • against Ambassador Welles particularly and ths dea of American intervention gen- >rally. Anti-Welles and anti-American n-opaganda was broadcast from sev- (Continued oa Page Two) returned triumphant but in sorrow to Europe Wednesday after its historic flight to Chicago. Pride in their achievement was mingled with mourning for the death of Lieutenant Squaglia, reserve pilot, who was fatally injured when his plane overturned early Wednesday as the fleet was taking off from the Azores. General Ralbo was the first to bring his piano riown. He was followed by 11 other planes. The planes mrtdo a good flight from the Azores despite fog off the Portuguese, roast. Balbo left Conta Gelpada at 1:30 H. in. CST, makinR thr> flight of !)00 miles to Lisbon in s«vrn hours and ten minutes. mishap at Azores was th<j fntnl rtlsa*tflr sinop the squadron Irfi Maty Inst month. On'tnndiiu; n< Anv !< r'mn a -plone jvnrturned killing :'!4 mechanic. fleet when it arrived in the Azores from Shoal harbor. Nfd. Nine nlanes, under General Aldo Pellegrini, landed at Horta on Fayal island. 1S5 northwest of Ponta miles west Del .Gada. which is on San Miguel island. Balbo brought the remaining 15 planes here. After a gay night's entertainment and five hours' sleep the Balbo crews rose at dawn and embarked for thp flight to Lisbon. Balbo 1 * piano. I-Balb. loading the flight, left tho water at .'>:.')(> a. m. (S:"'0 a. tu., KDT). Nine more followed, hovering with tho 1-Ralh awaiting the other*. Thp plewnth plnne, RanieriV I-Rani. Ipft tho watpr hut overturned. It was rilffirnlt to see (lip flrrirtont In thp pnrly mornlnK Iiii7o, flnnts put out to Hi* ros. I CDP and brought f1>e crew of) (our ashore. i AUNT LINDY ' SAYS- If we told as much about ourselves that we know as we do about others that we don't know, there'd be. a Jot, more indictments i than there &r«.

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