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Sign Up With NRA 1>« >wur du«.v Your a«lu i* needed NOW. Million* of men and women m»y suffer 4M» wiu- t*r if you delay. VOLUME LXVH Dailu Tribune Times 'STORY COUNTY'S DAILY WBATHXft POXBOAIT Generally fiOr fritejr «J(bt und Saturday. Not much el in temperate/*. Official Am«» tnd Story County P*p«r AMES. IOWA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1933. United Pr«»* Wire Servlc* KO. 86 SHOWDOWN NEAR ON UNION QUESTION ADVISORY GROUP MAPS DRIVE RWLQYMENT Campaign 3roadenec To Reach Every Home in Ames A definite program for con ducting a re-employment campaign in Ames, and plans for making' the campaign city-wide by enlisting popular support of all residents of the city, were tentatively prepared Thursday night by the advisory committee selected at a meeting of business men Tuesday night. The campaign will be conducted in the name of the Ames Home Improvement association. The committee has called another general meeting of business men comprising the nucleus for the association, to be held next Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. in the city ball. Recommendations of the committee will include: Changing the complexion of the campaign from that of stimulating activity in the building construction and allied lines to a general campaign for the reemployment of labor in Ames. . To Enlarge Board Enlarging the advisory committee from the present five members to include representatives from a number of civic and governmental organizations. Opening membership to include all residents of Ames who are Interested in the re-employment of labor as a means of'eliminat- ing immense demands on public charity that otherwise are bound | to be made next winter. Establishing a small member-1 ship fee to provide lor numerous incidental expenses of the campaign. Obtaining membership signatures to a pledge conforming to the general objectives as outlined for the campaign. Campaign Objectives The committee framed the following statement covering objec- Havana Throng Flees Before Gunfire of Machado's Guards Almost as the camera clicked, the machine guns of presidential palace guards opened death-dealing fire upon this throng which had gathered in 4'lV^in'l Cl ff\F\T r~ 4 f\ ftf.I j^V*.A * A j_ JT— 1 — ^ __^_ —— 1. J.1 J_ ~t-t '-l'i-*rt1 + -* . _ ._. -_„.__ G> —"•. •"•"—*•• | O ••.•*.••. — Havana streets to celebrate a false report that President Machado had resigned. Twenty-five were killed f th crowd ran in all directions to escape the- grim spray of bullets. more than 100 wounded. Members Vlachado Believes Cuba Crisis Is Being Liquidated Rapidly lives for the re-employment drive: "To stimulate employment of labor. "To increase purchasing power by bringing wages to a level that 'sill insure a decent standard of living for the laborer and his family. "To foster spending money for" labor thru home improvements and odd jobs, rather than for public charity. "To enlist popular city-wid support back of these efforts." Blue Eagle Companion Other plans which the commit tee will recommend include membership emblem to be given to members who sign the pledge for display in store windows office windows and in window of residences. This emblem would- be a companion to th NRA blue eagle-. An effort to obtain a large representation of business anc civic interests at the meeting Tuesday night will he made. Members of the advisory com mittee include in addition to Wayne Cupps, association chair man. Carroll McCarthy, Frank Rodgers, M. B. Griffith, Verne M. Lynch and F. H. Corliss, Editor's note: In the following exclusive interview with the United Press, President Gerardo Machado of Cuba asserts he will ask for. a "vacation" if his supporters ask It, but he believes the political crisis is being liquidated. He could not foresee the possibility of intervention, believing Cuba capable of solving her -»5V3i problems. (Copyright T933 by United Press) HAVANA (HE,*— Cuba can solve her own problems and is proceeding to do so without foreign intervention, President Geraoto Ma- Stales intervention, expressed his belief that the revolution-like general strike, was nearing an end and promised that the state of war (which he declared as an emergency j measure would be ended as soon as conditions justified. Maintaining loyalty to party discipline, he said hfe would relinquish power if his party, as a patriotic matter, asked it, but he desired in any event, it* remain in Cuba, to "live and die." "" The president gave his interview in the form of answers to a questionnaire, submitted thru his secretary, i Asked if he 'would comply if the PROMPT ACTION ON IA, PUBLIC chado asserted rigorously Friday [liberal and other parties asked, him ,_,-___. ,x, ,, in an exclusive interview with the United Press. He declined absolutely to consider the possibility of United .,"If the liberal party, which carried me to power — to which I be( Continued on Page Seven) Palo Alto Votes Against 3>.2 Beer PALO ALTO. (U.E)-- Citi zens of Palo Alto, site of Lelanc Stanford university, home town ol ex-President Hoover, voted 1174 to 1016 Thursday against permitting sale of 3.2 beer within its limits. The city had previously favored repeal of the ISth amendment by a slim margin, voted retention of the state dry law by a 29-vote majority. and defeated a proposal to abolish local option by 1.000 votes. Friley Addresses Drake Summer Class Dean Charles E. Friley of the industrial science department at Iowa State college, will be the commencement speaker at the summer graduation at Drake Uni versity. Des Moines, Friday night Test Your Knowledge called fou answer sever, of these test questions? Turn to oaae 4 for the answers. a 1. What country ^ Cambria? 2. Where is the Waikato river? .1 What, is a teal? 4. Name the King of Italy. r>. What Is the origin of the name of the Kodlak hear? 6. Are women eligible to the presidency of the United States? 7. Arc natives on the Philippine Islands American citizens? 5. To whom do the Wakp Islands Mnnc? 9. Whni IN HIP Koran? 10. What country do tho Japanese call riios«n? la. Corn Crop Estimate Down 5,000,000 Bu. DES MOINES OJ.E) — Iowa'/ j corn crop this fall was forecast ' Friday by the federal agriculture department at, 407,740,000" bushels, a decrease of 5,000,000 bushels from estimates made a month ago. Thirty-eight Iowa, counties have near normal ~rop prospects but the two-thirds of the state has suffered noticeably from drought' condition, Leslie M. Carl, federal stat-. istician said. The corn crop -this year as of Aug.. 1 was 80 per cent of normal, compared with S2 per cent a month ago. The crop forecast was nearly 20 per cent below th. 1932 harvest and four per cent lower than the average of the five years preceding last year's all time record hamper crop. A harvest of 37 bushels per acre is expected com- JUVENILE pared to national expectations of 22.1 bushels per acre. Carl held out the possibility that the' 1933 crop may equal the 10- year average of 3S bushels per acre if weather conditions during the remainder of the month are favorable. "In all but four counties of the three north tiers," Carl said, "tne Aug. 1 condition exceeded the 10- year, 1923 to 1D32 average condition and in some counties the margin over the 10-year average pointed to the most favorable crop prospects in years." But from Sioux City in Woodbury county in the northwest straight across the state to Dubuque on the Mississippi river and in the 61 counties located south of this division line the prospects are not as good as usual with the exception of 12 counties. Carl reported that the oats crop was "disappointing" in "nearly all parts of the state." Estimates of the yield per acre indicated a total production of 115,496,000 bushels compared to 21fi,2f6,000 bushels average and 219.226.000 last. year. Illinois Dairies Opposing Code WASHINGTON. <U.K>—Two Illinois dairy companies, filed suit, in district supreme court Friday to •estraln Secretar.v of Agriculture VVa.lncp from enforcing prlop fix- R section of the emergency farm llpf act. Thf suit <va.s hi fffeot an attempt o break down MH-. price provision f the ninrketliiR agreement for ho Chicago area. Ames, Webster City, Story City Unite Three juvenile bands will unite in a band festival to be held Sunday afternoon and evening at Lake Coinar, it was announced Friday by R. D. Day, director of the Ames junior training band which will take part. The other bands will include the Story City junior band under direction of H. H. Hunter, and. the band, directed I Webster City 4-H by W. L. Schaub. Each band will play a separate concert, then the three bands will be massed for a concert on the park stage in the evening. The Story City band will play first. from : 2:30 to 3:30 o'clock, followed by the Ames band from 3:30 to 5 o'clock. Webster City will play from 7 to S o'clock, followed by the massed band program. Special features also are on this program. The musical program for the massed bands was announced by Mr. Day as follows: "Washington Post" (Sousa). Serenade. "Idle Fancy" (Bennett). Overture. "Ambition" (Bennett). March. "Demonstration" (Rosenkrans). Whistling solo by Mrs. Harold Schultz of Ames. "Off to the Barracks" (Rosenkrans). Waltz, "Norma's Dream" (Bennett). Special number from ^tory. City. "The Navigator" (Roscnkrans)" Overture, "Livin? Pictures" (Dalby). Ames saxaphone quartet, includ- (Contimied on Page Three) P. F. Hopkins Appoint ed State Engineer DES MOINES OLE)— Pr&npt ac tion to set in motion several mil lion dollars in public relief build ing projects to provide employment for Iowa workers was forecast Fri day as Frank Murphy, t regional irablic . works administrator;, arrived here for conferences with state officials. P. F. Hopkins, former city man ager at Ames and Mason City, was named engineer for public .works projects Thursday, and will head up the entire organization in this state. Already applications have been made hr cities and other public bodies for funds with.which to erect new bridges,, repair streets, renovate drainage facilities and build new schools. Mnrphy, a Wheaton, Minn., attorney, was to confer with Will F. Riley, Harold Cooper of Marshalltown and E. P. Adler, 'Davenport, members of the Iowa administration board, on his swing around the mid-west circuit under his control. Subject to his approval, several million dollars worth of contemplated improvements will be sent to Washington for approval next week. Hopkins Former Ames City Mgr. ; Appointment o; P. F. Hopkins, former city manager of Ames, as public works administrator for Iowa, brings to an end various rumors current in Ames regarding Mr. Hopkins' future activities. He resigned last March as city manager at Mason City, following a political upset in the city government there. Mr. Hopkins has been in Ames at various times recently, but no hint as to his future plans was forthcoming until the announcement Friday of his appointment under the federal public works act. He is reported to have been serving as consultant on some municipal projects in Mason City since his retirement as cit;- manager! He held the distinction of being the first city manager either Ames or Mason City had employed. His (Oontuued on Page Three) Ames Gladiolus Show Will Open Displays on Sat, A beautiful "array of.^all varieties and colors of the popular garden gladiolus will be on display Saturday afternoon and evening at the Sheldon-Munn hotel .on the occasion of the seventh annual show of the Ames Garden club and the Ames Gladiolus society. Exhibits are offered in t several, classes with a sweepstakes cup and three medals offered by the Iowa Gladioliis society and" the Ames society. Exhibits will be received beginning at 8 a. m., and until 11 a. m. The show will open to visitors from 2 until 9 p. m;' Flowers wil be displayed in the main lobby of the hotel and also in the west din- ng- room. An auction of flowers on exhibition will take place at 9 p. m. (MPKF5IDENT TO TAKE PLACF Plan Would Be Wholly Unacceptable to Opposition 'HAVANA, Cuba, <U.R>—A detachment of 100 soldiers with eight machine guns took up positions commanding the harbor entrance and the Abbas fortress Friday and rumors were circulated that the garrison had mutinied. The troops were on the "water front just off the famous r-rado. The Cuban fortress Is across the narrow channel which is the entrance to the harbor. Soldiers immediately appeared at stra- getic . points around the presidential palace. Wheat Falls Five Cents at Chicago CHICAGO, (LIE)—Wheat fell five cents on the board of trade under a deluge of selling Friday, stopped only by the daily limit to price fluctuation. Disappointed selling on the crop report and liquidation of September contract forced the market into stop loss selling which brot about the break. The sensational hullisl crop report released Thursday fell flat as a markes factor in Friday's trading. Corn made an attempt to advance at the start but weakened to bearish pressure- later and was mose than two cents lower at the. close. Codos and Rossi Back on French e Soil From Syria MARSEILLES, France. (I'M ~ I Paul Codos and Maurice Rossi, new holders of the world lor distance flight record, were hack on home soil Friday after their flight from New York to Rayak, Syria. They arrived hero just before midnight, to be met. by a cheering crowd which Included air ministry officials and I/oiils Rlerlot, designer of their plane. Joseph Lc Rrlx. "\VP are not tirfd but we are glad to be hack in France," «a!d Rossi. "We have no plans, hut shall RO to Paris In a few days." Tli^y will rforjvp at. 1'arlH a 1, oOO.i.OO franc ($!>2,930) nwnrtl from tho, air ministry. Women's Wages Are Concern of Mrs. Roosevelt WASHINGTON OLE) — Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has arranged a luncheon conference with Recovery Administrator Hugh S. Johnson to consider the possibility of improving wage scales for women under industrial codes. The first lady has received many protests against codes in which the NRA has approved lower minimum wages for women than for men. She feels that under ordinary circumstances women and men ought to receive equal pay for equal work The urgency of the present drive for re-employment, however, may make it advisable for women to accept temporarily lower schedules, she believes. ' Mis. Johnson, member of tho NRA consumers' committee, and Secretary of Labor Perkins also wore invited to tho luncheon conference. Friday night Mrs. Hoosfivclt will leave for tho old-time mountain music foxtlviil at White Top mountain iicnr Abiugton, Vn. Slip will rsiiirn Sunday. 7 6recast for Weekend in la. Is Favorable DES MOINES (UE)—Sunny skies and warm temperatures over the week-end were in prospect Friday Federal Meteorologist Charles D Reed predicted generally fair weather over the state. Scattered rainfall continued over the state Thursday with Fort Dodge reporting the heaviest, .5J inches, Keokuk .24 inches and Forest City .05 inches- The highest temperature was 92 degrees at Sioux City, and lowest 53 degrees at Fort Dodge and Inwood, over night. HAVANA, Cuba OIE)—A reliable but unofficial source said Friday that President Machado was- proposing to retire from the presidency in fa,-01 of Get. Alberta Ferrara. The announcement came as a bomb exploded on the front platform of a street car operating under police protection, and at least -eight persons were injured, including six policemen. The decision on the part of the president was desrribed as a counter proposal to the peace plan suggested by United States Ambassador Sumner Welles. General Ferrara is one -of President Machado's right hand men. Observers said the plan would be wholly unacceptable to element* opposed to Machado. Roosevelt Will See Reports Mon. HYDE PARK. N. Y., (U.E>— For the third successive day Cuba's po litical crisis received the full at tention of President Roosevelt Fri day as he watched for its possible effect on his present policy of non intervention. Scheduled tc- be™" a?" his" white house desk Monday where com plete reports will he at his dis posal, he kept in frequent touch with the state department. It was apparent that Mr. Roose velt was standing, pat on his state ment of Wednesday night in which he called for immediate restora tion of peace in the island repub lie, interpreted as an invitation to President Macbado to resign if he was unable to restore tranquility The silence of the summer white house concerning Cuban af fairs was looked upon by some ob servers as indicating that Mr Roosevelt still awaited further reaction to his brief statement com municated to the Cuban gcvern ment after a conference here with Ambassador Oscar B. Cintas. Mr. Roosevelt planned to Jeave his country home Friday night, proceeding directly to Virginia for an inspection of civilia con&erva tion camps. He returns to Washington late Sa'urday. Mr. Roosevelt's special tra_in will carry him into the Shenandoah valley, where automobiles will meet him for the inspection trip of the first of the camps .he established as one of his, steps toward meeting the unemployment situation. After a week or ten days 'in Washington he will return to Hyde Park to remain until after Labor day. Hog Price Plan Is Accepted by Administration WASHINGTON, (U.E)—The agricultural adjustment administration Friday accepted an emergency plan to raise bog prices suggested by the national corn-hog producers committee of 25, providing for removal from the domestic market of 4,000,000 pigs and 1,000.000 sows about .to farrow. The date for putting the plan i effect was left open as administra tors concluded it would be impos sible to work- out details befor next Tuesday. The plan, is to remove from th domestic market 500.000,000 pound of pork and pork products betwee now .and Jan. 1 and a total of 2 000,000,000 pounds during the com ing marketing year, "by any on of or a combination of: (1) en couraging the marketing of 4 000,000 pigs from 25 to 100 pound average weight, between Aug. 1 and and Oct. 1 at. $9 to ?6 pe hundred pounds; (2) marketing 1 000,000 sows soon to farrow by ol ferihg a premium of $4 per heai plus the removal 01 the. usual dock LEADERS STILL WANT COMPANY age. "It is proposed," the suggeste jjlan said, "to dispose of the re suiting meat and meat product from the best of these animals b the sale on a moderate basis to re liable agencies under deflnit agreement that their normal pur chases of meat will not be reduc ed." Clear Skies Here Friday Clear -skies favored central Friday, with a gon'Ie northwest breeze. The mercury, which crossed the 90-degree mark Thursday, was pushing upward toward the same level again Friday afternoon. The barometer showed little reaction to the clear weather, remaining at a low level. Temperature r-'.dings at the municipal light plant were: Thursday, 2 p, m,. SG; 3 p. m., i; 4 p. ni., S9; 5 p. m.. 90; G p. -, 90; 7 p. m.. S7; S p. m., S3; P. m., SO; 10 p. m.. 79; 11 p. m., ; : 12 p t . m.. ?,i; Friday. 1 ,a. m., 72; 2 a, fn., 69; 3 a. m.. 6V; 4 a. in., 65; 5 a. ni., 64; « a- m- <>2; 7 a. .65; S a. m. fiO: :' n. in.. 73; 10 a. m., 7S; 11 a. m.. S3: 12 m., 86: 1 P. m., 8S; 2 p. m , SS. Maximum triniHTatnn* Thursday, degrees, 5:05 to 5:55 p. m.; minimum Frilay. *" (terrors, 5:30 o fi:0fi n, m. Brroinftcr >t; n'inry, reading 39.1 Inchen at 3 p. ni. , Economic Pressure Pondered by U. S. WASHINGTON. (HE)—State de. partment officials Friday consider- ered the possibility of putting strong economic pressure on Cuba ;o force the retirement of President Gerardo Machado and restore peace in the strife-torn island. Imposition of heavy duties on Cuban imports to • the United States was dfscussed informally as one means of making this country's peace proposals effective without resorting to armed intervention in event Machado persists (Continued ou Pagt Two) Three-day Parley Endi in Deadlock CHICAGO (UJ!) — Arbitration was looked to FrUay as the only method of solving farmers' mill price problems following termina tion.in deadlock^of a three-day par ley .here" between dairy "companies and niilk producers, The Pure Milk association, repre senting 17 ; 00.0 farmer members, de manded increase of the basic price from $1.75 a hundred pounds to $2.2L This price would be for a consumption of 120,000,000 pound a month in the Chicago area. The $1.75 price is for 83,000,000 pounds consumption. Retailers said they could not in crease their price to farmers with out boosting the sale price from 10 cents a quart to 11 cents. This increase, they argued, would reduce total consumption. Dairymen contend that altho the $1.75 price is the one specified in the federal milk code, drought failures of crops and damage to grain stands by insects and heat have cut their income so much they must receive morp f' their milk. No suggestions were made regarding a possible arbitrator. Winterset Pastor Ask& Injunction * Against 3.2 Beer WINTERSET (EE)—The Rev. W. Porter, pastor of the United fresbyterian church here, was to file suit late Friday for injunction .0 prevent sale or distribution of 3.2 beer. Porter said the suit would seek to prevent by permanent injunction four business houses rorn retailing the beverage and three Des Moines firms from dis- ributing beer in this county. The case will contend that 3.2 beer is intoxicating and that therefore the retailers are guilty of maintaining a liquor nuisance and the distributors are contributing to this maintenance. AUSTRIAN NAZI JAILED VIENNA, (HE)—Josef Poeckling- er, press chief of the Austrian Nazi party until the government dissolved it, was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment Fridaj for engaging in propaganda activities. Sweeney Sees Revolution in Decentralization of Industry An impending revolution in American economic life was envisioned here Krida; by Dr. 0. R Sweeney, head of chemical engineering at. lov-a State college. Instead of srg-fgation of large numbers of pro|)le in cities, where the cost of supporting a man increases in proportion to size of tho city. Dr. Swren >' would scatter thf population ow the countryside. He wo»ld have industry de- centralizfil. factories located nearer sources of raw material and factory vorKr'-* noarrr the nation's food supply. Transportation cost, a largo factor in the spread wtwcon farm Mid consumer prices, would be pnirlcally eliminated. Commentinp en President Rooso velt's "hurl; u/ (lie farm" niovp- iii-nt in ronnociion with his plan, r. Snwnoy caid: "Tho 'hack to "if farm' niovr- mpnt Is ," (h'i'-tr ono. it Is H fad hat wo prolii'hlt .itready f>n» <wr Todudne ou i MM farm. Secretary of Agncu.lf.ure Wallace and the president, want to jnit a considerable amount of farm land out of production. If we are to put people back on the farm and at the same time reduce production it seems to lead to two alternatives." In summary fcrra, the two alternatives outlined by Dr. Sweeney are: 1. Development of more efficient farming methods, including shorter hours and rnort- intensive li Return to Controversy Only Matter of Time WASHINGTON, (HE) — The national recovery administration, already the medium of settling strikes involving nearly 100,000 workers, continued its arbitration efforts Friday and moved toward an inevitable showdown on the question of unionism in the bituminous coal industry. , Leaders in the non-union section stood by their refusal to withdraw Company union provisions from their code of fair competition during the hearings now in progress. Officials of the NRA went forward with consideration of other cades proposed for the coal industry, but a return to the controversial issue of the methods by which the collective bargaining features of the recovery act shall be carried on was regarded as only a matter of time. The national labor board, created by President Roosevelt after Adruinntfrator Hugh S. Johnson took over mediation of the Pennsylvania coal strike last week, settled in three hours Thursday a strike involving 14,000 hosiery workers in 33 mills in Reading, Pa. The hoard arranged hearings Friday on a shirt factory strike at Pottsville, Pa., and was expected to act next in the' Hollywood movie strike. "Buy Under Eagle" The forceful anci energetic Johnson addressed ,.a mass meeting in Baltimore Thursday night, -with a plea to "Buy : Now Under the Blue Eagle." : : "To support increased wages there must be increased business," he said: "To get fnc'reas'ed business- there must be increased buying. Failure to - support, blue eagle employers is failure to support increased '.wages and re-employment "The doubting Thomases — ths witch doctors of .the 'let things alone' school of economic thought, call this a boycott. It is notKing of the sort. it. is a white; list if you like, .Nobody is prevented from assuming the Insignia ---bt those who are aiding re-employment." . In typical Johnson' fashion he attacked the economic situation of America. •"So far as one can see just riding thru the country, there is nothing much the matter with this 12nd of ours," he said, "until- we get to the lords of creation—the vaunted human race. • "If we saw a squirrel starring to death on the knot, hole-of Ms nut-filled hollow tree, we wouldn't relieve it. And fet here are 125,000,000 people with" granaries fulj and factories shut, but yet witi millions of workers idle and nun? gry and shabby and afraid of thf. 'uture and of everything an<| everybody about them, it juss doesn't make sense. ,It is to& „ rnuch like a dark huddle of jungl* savages dying by swarms of Asia- ic cholera because nobody evef old them to wash their hands be| ore eating. It is a shocking thing.? * • Wages Unsatisfactory 7 Modifications of the blanket rei inployment' agreement were aii« borized 'for two more big indusi ries, restaurants and laundries^ ending action on permanent odes. I Leaders of the restaurant trade stimated that 50,000 to 75,00di stimated that 50,000 to 75,OOOwoS orkers would be added. They fiff red total payrolls would be in* reased by about 25 per cent, oi 100.000,000 annually. _ ! The restaurant code provided n in imam wages of 23 to 2S cents an hour.' according to population; with rates two cents lower in thd south. Tips cannot be included; in the minimum and not over $3 a week may be included for meals. Hours are fixed at 54 per week for men arid 4S.for women. The laundry provisions, once rejected by Johnson because of a (Continued on Page £even) farming. 2. Decentralization of irtdustrv to provide means of absorbing surplus labor in slack seasons, decentralization of in (lustry. Sweeney continued: "The sfgrcgation of our population in rities has become very great with the result thai Iklnjj rosts show astounding Increases. As another result we find farmers rwlurins: tnatn-isls and hflng form! to s«»)I for !*»?« lhan cost. T!)|H cirnt spr -;>i' In cost from tlu (CoiHiuiwd on Page Ten) •* AUNT LINDY SAYS- In former days aon went to the wood shed instead of the bank to get what father had "laid up" for him, and he was in no ruab to cet his.

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