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Sign Up With NRA **» Jour duty y««r b«Jp i» needed NOW. Million* of men and wou*e» may tuSer this win**"• i! .veto ' Daily Tribune-Times STORY 'COUNTY'S ' DAILY VOLUME LXVII Official Ame* »n<) Story County Piper WEATHI* FOftBOAfT Qtncrally Thur»d*y. Pr«««4«4 by ttorms In «xtr*m* «*tt Wednesday afttrftoon or nifht. Cooler W«dn«»«la/ night and in «a*t and »«uth portion* Thursday. AMES. IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1933. United Press Wire Service HO. 39 LABOR AROUSED BY STEEL ATTITUDE ATTORNEY HELD FOR MURDER OF FOUR IN FAMILY Gives Victims Meal of Poisoned Meat HOT SPRINGS, Arli. C.E) — Mark H. Shank, an attorney, admitted to authorities Wednesday that he poisoned a man, his wife, and their two children because the man "knew too much." An automobile with a dead man at the wheel, a dead woman at his side, and two dead children • in the rumble seat crashed into a fence on the Little Rock-Malvern highway Tuesday night. Shank Jumped out and fled into the woods. He was captured soon afterward by police aided by bloodhounds. The dead were identified as Allen Cooley of Akron, 0.. his wife, and their two sons. Clement, 10, and -Clyde 7. A third child 4 years old was not harmed. Millar Halbert', district attorney announced ; that Shank admitted placing poison in potted meat the motoring party bought at a roadside grocery to eat along the'road Shank said he was an Akron - lawyer and had engaged Cooley to steal papers from the Akron prosecuting attorney which involved Machado in Exile I a "big shot" Shank's, firm was defending. Cooley fled to Hot Springs to hide and Shank followed to devise some means of disposing of him, Halbert said Shank confessed. The four bodies were taken to Little Rock for an autopsy. The 4 year old child who told policemen his name was "Cline," was being cared for by Malvern police. He said his "Mama and Papa ate some meat after I told them to leave it alone because. I saw Mr. Shank put something in it." Authorities said they understood the Cooleys had been star witnesses in a recent murder trial at Akron, It was learned from letters in Cooley's pockets that he had been'TTsing'the aSSTot "Allen Fetty." Sheriff T. S. Fisher searched .(Continued on Page Three) Rumblings of Labor Discontent Heard in Many Parts of Country By UNITED PRESS Industrial strikes and rumblings of labor discontent were report ed in widely scattered, parts of the United States Wednesday In the New York area, including New Jersey and Connecticut, abouj. 60,000 garment workers Avalked out demanding abolishment of sweat shops, and higher wages. Philadelphia reported new troubles among strikers at the Cambria hosiery mill, the adherence of 1.300 more workers to the new radio workers union strike, continuation of a strike by 1,400 cleaners and dyers. ' . . From Boulder Dam, the government's huge water power project, came reports of a strike by about 10 per cent of the 2,500 workers who demanded reduction in food charges. In Connecticut, leather goods workers walked out af Bridgeport. In California, the peach industry was partly tied up by a strike ofS.OOO orchard and cannery workers demanding wage increases. EL GET CHECKS [a. NRA Board to Show Import of Regulations DBS MOLVfsS OLE) .— One of the first duties of the Iowa NRA board will be that of impressing on employers the fact that the new regulations "cannot be winked at" with impunity, John J. Hughes, chairman of the state committee said Wednesday. He also announced that 'he was in communication with other mem-i bers of the -board regarding plans for a complete state setup by Sat- The "iron man" of Cuba a few I urda - v hours before, Gerardo Machado, | The board, will not exercise polic- smilingj deposed president, was a exile—a man without a country— when, as shown here, he arrived by plane at Nassau after fleeing "or his life from Ha/ana. DAILY PAPERS ACCEPTED Freedom of Press Is Safeguarded WASHINGTON UIE)— Newspapers subscribing to the revised code for daily newspapers accepted by the national recovery administration pending hearings, may obtain the blue eagle at once, it was said Wednesday. Signing of the code will entitle newpapers to display the insignia. The code- was iiled by the American Newspaper Publishers association Tuesday night The revised code'follows in general the form of one submitted earlier, with additional restrictions on employment of persons under 16 for delivery and sale of papers, revision of the section relating to "professionals" and some other alterations. It is provided that in subscribing to the code publishers do not "waive any constitutional.rights or consent to the imposition of any requirements that might restrict or interfere with the constitutional guarantee of the freedom of .the press." Another section guarantees "the right of employer and employee to bargain together free from interference by any third party." STEr.L PRODUCTION OFF Cuba Studies New Deal for Foreign Debt <_/ HAVANA (UJ!)—Complete reconstruction of Cuba's finances, involving $160,000,000 in foreign dehts principally held in the Unit- .ed,;States, was believed to he Bunder consideration Wednesday by tie new government." A commission of American financial experts, it was understood, probably would be asked to aid the government in studying Cuba's in- and taxation prob- jng powers as was originally believed, Hughes emphasized. It will, however, ,ihru striD^t exercise of its powers in na&anng complaints reaching its attention, call attention to the power NRA regulations. Commercial organizations in TWO KIDNAPERS ELUDE POLICE Carefully Set, Trap Fails to Work CHICAGO <UB) — Two reputed memiers of a huge kidnaping gang who artfully dodged a police and federal trap of squad cars, planes and machine guns were hunted by hundreds of officers thruout the city Wednesday. The men drove boldly into the open, grabbed a spurious package they believed contained $50,000 as additional ransom " from : John .(Jake the Barber) Factor, then skillfully outdistanced hundreds-of police, federal, agents, deputy sheriffs and machine-gunning aviators to make their escape. Scores of acres of forest land west of the city wer^ beat over hy officers and possemen in. a frantic UW&U1UL..I, \jtfH W» £,CU-1 U*C*Lf W.U.D UJ ,, . ' ' Iowa cities and towns were asked f ffort to ca P tur e the men. For four to select members to county - ours the dis t f ict surrounding La boards; the county boards in turn will pick one from their membership to- serve on a mittee. district com- debtedness lems. As president Carlos Manuel de Cespedes pleaded with his supporters not to let the goal of a better Cuba he obscured by a scramble for patronage or vengeful acts ag|inst the old regime, civil suit was brought against former President Machado and his chief aides on charges ranging from embezzlement to murder. Jose. Garcilaso de la Vega, a lawyer, filed tha suit in the second Economic Warfare to Be Bitter BANFF, Alberta (UJ!)— A picture of the Pacific as a theater of intense economic conflict was presented Wednesday by the Institute of Pacific Relations. It described China, Japan, the United States, Canada, Hawaii, the Philippines, Australia • and the Dutch Bast Indies as foes in a constantly shifting economic wartaxe. Major factors in the competition, delegates to the institute said, are growth of the doctrine of national self-sufficiency, attempts of nations to prepare for v/ar. measures to re- ieve the depression, burdened -in- section of the court of instructions dustry and unemployment. It named President Machado, former Secretary of State Orestes Ferrara; former Secretary of Treasury Octavio Averboff; former Secretary of Interior Octavio Zubizarretta; former Chief of Police Antonio Ainciart, and former mayor of Havana, Jose Izquierdo. All are fugitives. They were charged with embezzlement of public funds, fraud, falsity, swindling, homicide, and assassination. De _Cespedes, however, designated his treasury secretary, Martinez Saens, leader of the powerful ABC revolutionary society, to act as liaison officer between thn government and American Ambassador Sumner Welles to negotiate on all economic and financial problems. An early effort to readjust Cu- ja's indebtedness was forseen. Tax collections are difficult at present, and the possibility is visualized that Cuba may soon be un- Unofficial efforts toward international agreements to relieve several points of economic tension were considered. American and Japanese shipping subsidies were closely discussed in a move by British interests to lessen the mounting costs of uneconomical oceanic compete tion. Hopes were entertained that preliminary moves toward organization of a Pacific sugar agreement might be made. All Pacific nations are affected :by this question, either as producers, refiners or con- 'sumers. A limitation of cheap Japanese manufactured products was suggested by several British and American representatives, but almost insurmountable difficulties stood in the .-path of an agreement on this point. Grange was punctured with screaming police sireno, the spatter of bullets and the roar of diving airplanes, as tlie mrautely detailed trap was sprung on the daring suspects. But the gangsters, outfiistanctn 0 and outwitting the officers,; made good their escape. Once they ran squarely into a police barricade but they quickly reversed their flight, retraced their steps Tike a fleeing animal and wriggled from the trap. B Irked by the mens* escape, offi cials were reticent Wednesday but said they had leads which might result in arrests soon. The dramatic manhunt which turned the entire section west oi Chicago into an uproar developed with startling swiftness. Police and federal agents under. Melvin Purvis, chief of the local department of investigation office, had been planning the coup for days, it later was learned, Barber, who was freed after payment of $50,000, had been maneuvering for the arrest of his abductors both thru underworld connections ajid police powers. Recently he received a demand for additional (Conti-iiied on Page Three) )UUU) Government to "Waive Deductions for Debts WASHINGTON, <UJB)—The agri- ! culture department Wednesday' prepared "trick" checks for immediate payment of about $100,000,000 to cotton planters on their crop reduction contracts, without deduction of debt* they owe the government. The checks are designed to get around legal 'complications arising from the millions of dollars the farmers owe on government crop, seed and mortgage loans. A typical check reads: "Payable to John D. Smith and the governor of the agricultural credit administration." The latter part of the phrase was rubber stamped on the check. . v If John D. Smith owes nothing to a governmental agency, he will get cash in full just as though it was made out to hiin alone and even if he does owe dehts to one or another of the federal loaning bureaus, the chances are that he will be able to cash his check without deductions. Onlv about ?10,000,000 of the - $110,000,00"0 total will not be waived. . The decision to waive colleo-' lions as far as possible was regarded as a .precedent in the. paying of forthcoming crop reduction benefits to wheat and hog growers. j President Gets Taste of Camp Life Lindy and Anne Are Honored by Iceland Crowds REYKJAVIK, Iceland"(TIE)—Col and-. Mrs. were the Charles center A. Lindbergh of adulatory able to continue $15,000,000 yearly to provide the needed to pay he services on the $160,000,000 of NEW YORK. (U.P)-Steel ingot foreign. Indebtedness, largely held production has fallen 4 points to 53 per cent of capacity in the past week along, with a recession in scrap prices mainly through uncertainties growing out of the NRA program, iron Age said Wed nesday. Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page five for the answers. a 1. What, street? 2. Who composed "Peer Gynt?" Watlln * the opera 8, During what period of Amer *aw )i4e<*nv.... ju A* . ^iner- ican history did the Klnx Klan exist 4. In what year did j ames J. Jeffries have his first priie fight? 5. Wliy is the Capuchin monkev so named? fi. Name the state university of Xew Jersey.- 7. Name the vice president nominee, on the democratic ticket with W. J. Bryan in l?9fi. • S. In Greek mythology, who ts I>lann° .1. What Is koumiss? 10. Which state of the U. S. has area? by American banks and bondholders. Financial reconstruction probably would lead to reduction of the sinking fund on bonds, and would visualize a more scientific taxation system, all designed to favor Cuba's balance of international ments. pay- Progress was w3lng made toward at least a partial discussion of Sino-Japanese. relations.in Manchuria. Approaching the question from the economic standpoint, Chinese delegates urged study of the problem created by transfer of.this rich potential market and raw material storehouse from Chinese to Japanese control. _ vi . , ffc t| _ CORRECTION Thru a typographical error, the price of the new heating boiler to be placed in the Lincoln school on a contract awarded by the board of education,', Monday night, was quoted in Tuesday's paper as $1,342. This contract was awarded to the Buchanan Plumbing com- 'pany at $1.324. Another bid on the same type boiler was $1,333. crowds Wednesday'after a flight of 600 miles from Angmagsalik, ^reenlahd.' The Lindberghs arrived Tuesday night. They left Angmagsalik at 2:22 p. m. and, halted en route at Lake Fjord. ~Because of rough water, they could not alight in the inner harbor. They circled repeatedly over the city", finally bringing their plane down at Vat- nagardar at 7:05 p. m. The largest crowd that greeted flyers here cheered them. They were escorted to the Hotel Borg. which was decorated with flags in their honor. Says Congress Acted m Emergency on an application of 49 oil producers and refiners W A S H IN G"T "J0PN,"; (UJ!)—The Roosevelt administration's Tast ecouomic rehabilitation program was fortified Wednesday by victory for the government in the first court test of the constitutionality of the nation "recovery Act. The decision upholding the emergency law was handed down in District of Columbia supreme court Texas for an order to restrain the government from enforcing orders prohibiting interstate shipment of oil produced in violation of state, regulations. A section, of the recovery act authorized the president to issue and enforce such orders. Counsel for the oil men contended congress had no power to delegate such authority t 0 the president: Justice Joseph W. Cox curtly dismissed their petition, saying: "Congress has declared that :here is a national emergency and las granted- the president broad powers to meet this emergency. "In times of emergency even he' constitution is subject to the aws of necessity. "The promptness' of the decision," the justice added, "is more important than the reasons for it or perhaps its correctness." WILL PRESS SHORTER WEEK AT ON CODE 'Called from his vacation at Hyde Park to Washington hy the Cuban sitaation. President Roosevelt stopped off to inspect forestry camps in Virginia's Shenandoah valley—and to enjoy a dish of steak and potatoes. Here he's shown getting a taste of the succulent fare at Camp Big Meadows. Virginia. Machado Denies Alleged Deposit of $2!,000,000 NASSAU, Bahamas British -West Indies (UJ!)—Gerardo Machado. exiled president of Cuba,, arrived here by airplan.e last Sunday morning with only a few dollars, officials of the island here said Wednesday. Machado requested an ' official investigation of his personal finances when rumors were circulated in the fashionable resort colony here that he had deposited $2,000,000 in local banks. A government representative issued the following statement: "Senor .Machado and his party placed themselves at .the disposal of authorities for investigation. A result of this inquiry is the finding that "they did not land carrying suitcases filled with Currency as rumored arid made no deposits other than such a sum which modest business men might require for a trip abroad." WORK DRIVE W DBS MOINES Threats of Prominent Medical Authority Is Dead CHICAGO (UJ.)—Dr. John M. Dodson, 74, dean of, medicine at the University of Chicago for 20 years and until recently editor of the Hygeia. a health publication, died here Tuesday. He' formerly was professor at Northwestern university, held a rank of major in the United States army medical corps, and formerly was director of the American Medical association bureau of health. Funeral services will be Thursday. been threatened early summer. Thunderstorms aih 'harried officials of 16 cpunty fairs in progress Wednesday, but cheered farmers whose crops have by drouth since were anticipated by Federal Meteorologist Charles D. Reed in eastern Iowa Wednesday afternoon and night. Cooler weather thruout the state with sunshine predominating was forecast for Thursday. Tuesday's maximum temperature was 94 degrees around Council Bluffs, as plentiful rains held down the thermometers in northern Iowa. The minimum was 55 degrees at Estherville after a rain of 1.25 inches. A party of 75 future farmers, with 10 adult leaders, bound from ; Roosevelt. Utah, to the world's I fair, arrived in Ames about 2:30 { p. m.. Monday, for lunch and a j stop on the Iowa State college campus. The lunch had been previously arranged by the Ames post. Ameri- Bank Rehabilitation Opens Way to Government Stock Ownership can Legion, on special request of the Legion post at Roosevelt, which is sponsoring the future farmers group. Included in the jroup were two full blood Ute Indan boys as mascots, traveling In ull Indian costume. The boys for the most part ere underprivileged class, and By RICHARD L. GRIDLEY (U. P. Staff Correspondent) (Copyright 1038 by United Press) WASHINGTON (UP) — Govern ment. ownership of a large part of the capital of the country's banking system appeared Wednesday to be a po'ssihle outcome of the administration's banfc rehabilitation program. If present -policies are carried ^o the limit the government eveiit- of them have never before jually would own from 25 to 30 »een away from home. The pnr 'per cent of the outstanding bank reached Blair. Neb.. Tuesday • nn* established eomrmmica rom there." 1 * Amw Le « loual ™ i •ion [stock fstimated now at. approximately J3,000,000.000. Jf.SP H. JO!1CS, Cll^.fl iDAI) Of t|)« 'goveruuieut jjwued Reconstruciiou Finance corporation, has indicated the R. F. C. stands ready to buy up to $1,000.000.000 worth of preferred stock to assist bank reorganizations and to help going institutions expand their capital to meet, increasing business needs. Government officials point out that they do not intend to go into Active public ownership or operation of banks, but it. is notable th.it. the government gradually Is obtaining substantial stock interests In many commercial bank« and engaging in bankInK nt-tlvtles. banking Under the act the R. jr. C. jvas Clouds Keep Mercury Down •The sun was rapidly driving the thermometer to higher altitudes Wednesday afternoon, after a comparatively ... cool and partially clouded forenoon. Heavy clouds that overcast the sky Tuesday night failed to result in any rainfall here, othpr than a brief sprinkle. Temperature reading at the municipal light riant were: Tuesday, 2 p. m.. 92; 3 p. m., 94; 4 j>. m., 93; 5 p. m.. SI: 6 p. m. 7 p. rn.. 86: S p. m.. S3: ft p. m., Weather Conditions Are. Favorable DES MOINES. (U.E>— Under the impetus of rain and mild weather, Iowa's corn crop for the most part made good progress during the last week. "Federal Meteorologist Charles Keed said Wednesday. Fall plowing has been halted by dryness of soil over half the state and/ in a few areas the corn has now been ruined beyond reqovery, Reed said in his weekly crop and weather bulletin. . Heaviest rains of the last seven days occurred in southwestern Iowa where a drouth previously had existed. This "'as interpreted as beneficial to a large portion of the corn crop. : The earliest corn is now in the hard plaze stagr. with a little denting. Reed said, and with the bulk of the crop in a hard roasting ear' stage. invasions of two farm menaces vcerc mentioned. Chinch iug as far as progressed Polk county northward and hog cholera continue'' to ravage nortli- west and eastern Iowa with adcli- lional reports row coming from .he southwest. R ef> cl said. 500,000 Families Off Relief List Action Expected After Thurs. Meeting Details of the proposed reem- ploymeat drive to be conducted in Ames under, the : name of the Ames Hoine Improvement association, are expected to be completed the latter part of this week, as a result of a meeting of" a representative group that met Tuesday night in. city hall. The executive committee will meet again Thursday night, and in the meantime detailed plans for the drive will be drafted ready foe approval at that time. A sub-com- inittee was' named Tuesday night to plan for an active solicitation thruout the city. The solicitation.?will have* ajiwo- fold purpose: first, to obtain membership pledges in the Ames Home Improvement association; second, to locate Is many jobs of home improvement, repair, etc., or other jobs as possible that can be gotten under way this fall. No Membership Fee It was definitely decided that no membership fee would be charged, but that such money as is needed for incidental expenses of the campaign would be solicited directly from individuals and business firms who have been interested in the campaign. Another decision reached was that the association will not name a fixed minimum wage for common labor as was originally planned, but would ask that persons signing membership pledges adhere so far as possible to the spirit and letter of the NRA code provisions for paying minimum wages on various kinds of skilled and common labor. The campaign will be conducted by an executive committee of about 14 members, selected to represent as far as possible au even cross-section of the entire city. This committee will proceed at once to push forward the campaign and enlist the support of all residents of Ames ID the movement. Labor or Charity As stated before, the campaign theme will stress the dreary choice facing residents of the city next Are Displeased With NRA Approval of 40 Hours VVASTINGTON <ILE)— Organized labor, aroused by developments in the steel and coal company union. fights, adopted an aggressive attitude Wednesday in the national recovery drive, determined • to make, its power felt thruout the scope of the NRA program. Labor leaders indicated they were displeased with the NRA concurring in approval of 40-hour maximum work weeks in various industries permitted to come under the blue eagle with modified reemployment agreements. The recovery administration for a few hours Tuesday, night was threatened with a walkout of three organized labor leaders from the labor board setup due to the conflict over refusal of steel industrialists to sit with President William Green of the American Federation of Labor. The threatened break was healed when recovery Administrator Hugh S. Johnson detracted his statement that Green was not an NRA labor advisor. Organized labor, it was indicated, would practically accept without formal opposition the spread of 40-hour work week agreements but was determined to wage a real drive for 30 to S5 hour work weeks when hearings CH permanent codes begin. Coal, steel and lumber code con- ferences'were in progress as Johnson tried to wtrip into line disputing groups. Negotiations on the steel and coal codes continued Wednesday with the,fight over unionization of these industries becoming increasingly bitter. Action of executives of leading steel companies in walking out ot» a conference attended by President William Green of the .American Federation of • Labor? appeared to emphasize their determination to prevent labor from organizing their workers under the recovery act. The law requires that all codes permit employes to jotL any union they choose. < Administrator Hugh S. Johnson called a conference Wednesday with leaders of the coal industry, in which important non-union operators are closely allied with steel interests in tlie^ labor controversy. It was .expected that Johnson would seek a new basis for a solution, of this problem and would inquire into charges that th& H. C. Frick Coke .co. of Pennsylvania lias discharged some of its em- ployes, contrary to provisions of :he.recent strike truce. The coal mediation, board appointed by President Roosevelt also is investigating the Pennsylvania complaints. v Johnson continued his study of a revised oil code which he plans to discuss Thursday with leaders of: that industry. He hoped the- cods soon could be sent to President- Roosevelt for his approval. The administrator also was pre- . paring for opening headings Friday -on the code submitted by all major automobile manufacturers except Henry Ford. Ford so far has made no move to join the others supporting this code or to come into the NRA program thru the general reemployment agreement. "How about Ford?" Johnson was asked. • "That's a subject on which I could speak for half an hour," he replied. "I feel about him just as I feel about anv manufacturer who does not fly the blue eagle." winter, if active and effective Will Require Iowa Labor on Project* DES MOINES'llE>—Use of Iowa- abor. equipment and material on 'ederal public works projects will >e the rigid policy of the administration of that program in the state, Lieut. Gov. N. G. Kraschel announced Wednesday. Projects first to be acted on by officials will be those in which no loans are sought, Kraschel said. effort is not madf now to put men back to work. The only alternate, in the minds of the, commit- .ee. is spending a substantial (Continued on Page Two.) Government Relents, Gandhi Ends Fast POONA. India (V.T.\ —The Ma- hatnia Gandhi's latest fast, which WASHINGTON 'l'.H» — Almost jbrcan at noon Wednesday, ended 500,000 families went off the na-; suddenly a few minutes later tion's relief rolls in June. Feder-j when he received permission from al Relief Administrator Hopkins 82; 10 p. m., 81; H p m., 81; 12 p. Ireported Wednesday. In June. ,V m.. 76; Wednesday. I a. m.. 75; 2 a. m., 74; 3 a . m', 76; 4 ;.. m. 76; S a. m., 75; 6 a. m., 7-1. 7 ... m., 74; 8 a. m., 76; fl n. m . 77; 10 a. m., " the government, to continue his campaign in behalf of the "un- 745,367 families received 'relief jtouchables' 'in whatever . "8; 11 a. m .. S2; 88: 2 p. m.. 80. S4; 1 p. m., (Continued ou Fags Three) . Maximum tempprainrp Tuesday S4 degrees. 2:15 to SMS p.m.; min- Irmim Wednesday. 74 degrees, l:i,% to 2:50 a. m., nr'rl to 7:15 n. ni. Hnrrtix i r |.;iii)i-. reading 29.1 inches at 2 p. in. from public funds 4,222.263 in May. compared to!he saw fit. manner CALLS CiKAXn JURY TOPEKA. Knu. T.P>- -Judse R. K. Hopkins of the United States district court Wednesday called a special tedeial ir,g here «. n pt pr.iud Jury meet- t£ to the sag bonds. of Si.Ofifl.OO In Knn- HIA TRIAL THURSDAY Joh!i Hia, 39. of Ellsworth, will go on trial before a jury in municipal conn. Thursday at Jt a. m., chnrged with driving au automobile while intoxicated. He is out 01 $600 liond furnished following hli flvrr: t mi,-] formal plf-a of not j |guilty, late lu July. j AUNT LINDY SAYS- It seems like all yon need to do to have a picnic is to go where y«r not for city folks picnic in tb« country and country folia in th« city.

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