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Sign Up With NRA t>o >our duty. Your help ta nwsded NOW. Million* of men «nd women may suffer this win. t*r if you delay. STORY COUNTY'S Tribune H DAILY WKATHZl JOMOAJT F.ir FrUby vtctt, portly ekwlr Friday night «M Saturday; •lightly warmer Saturday and 1» northweti *ad north-central war- ttow Friday night. VOLUME LXVn Official Am«» and Story County l»ap«r AMES, IOWA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1933. United Pr«« Wire Service HO. 41 LABOR EXECUTIVE ASKS 30-HR, WEEK IN AUTO INDUSTRY President Roosevelt to Fix Price of Oil WASHINGTON (OE)—President William Green of the American Federation of Labor proposed a 30-hour week for automobile factory employes at the NRA hearing on the automotive code Friday, at •which It was indicated the recovery administration would not accept the open shop provision of the submitted agreement. Green proposed the 30-hour week instead of the 35 hours of the proposed cod€ and advocated time *nd a halt for overtime. He also asked a minimum wage rate for factory employes, including apprentices, of 60 cents, an hour. Administrator Hugh S. Johnson, reporting on this week's burst of activity In the national recovery program, said that substantial and decisive progress had been made in the basic industries of oil, steel, and coaL Johnson said he expected to take the oil code to President Roosevelt for promulgation "sometime tils afternoon after J have looked at the protests." Johnson said the troublesome Question of price basing points of the steel industry vas near agreement He said matter of wages and hours still were being discussed but indicated he expected action on a completed steel code soon. Mr. Roosevelt already has giveu the compact tentative approval. Johnson planned to submit it to the president Friday afternoon for final signature. It will take effect two weeks later. The president for a test period of 90 days will fix the base wholesale price of gasoline. The code decrees t>it the minimum per barrel price 0^ crude oil shall be 18.5 times the gasoline 'price ^prescribed by the president'. • , The price to be set'by'Mr. Roosevelt has not yet been determined, but experts believed it would be such as to cause an increase of about 20 per cent In crude prices. No immediate increase in gasoline prices was expected. The ratio of 18.5 "was chosen because it represented the average relationship between crude oil and gasoline prices from 1928 to 1932. At the end of the 90-day period the president may adjust this formula. PIG CONTROL PLAN I Lucky! He's Going With Byrd! •f -I" ii i n n „ u H Wheat Down on Chicago Board, Corn Takes Loss CHICAGO «JJE>—Wheat wag sent down to minimum levels. Friday in trading on the Chicago board and caused recession In other grains. The drop in wbeai, which was 4 718 cents lower at the close, practically erased the gains of Thursday. . Corn and oats, lacking support, also receded at the close. -Corn was unchanged to 5-8 cents -lower, oats 1 34 to 3> cents lower, rje 3 5-8 to 4 1-2 cents lower and oats 3 1-2 to 4 1-2 cents lower. CANVASS TO RESULTS J)F r Helping Stamp Out Depression j — —,-- •- • ..« * Charles Wilson, jr., above 16-year-old Los Angeles high school boy, bias every reason to look happy as he -studies the bottom of this globe. He's been picked to accompany the next Admiral Byrd expedition to the Antarctic, sailing next month on the' "Pacific Fir" from Boston. Senator Couzens The president's decision to fix prices ended a long deadlock between titans of the oil industry. A large section of the industry had insisted from the first that price regulation was imperative. On the other side was a powerful group headed by Walter Teagle, chairman of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey and head of the NRA industrial advisory board, ohnson did not give the oil men time to say a word when he laid the new draft before them. "This is the code that in my capacity as administrator I am going to recommend to the presi dent," he told them. Oil barons controlling billions of (Continued on Page Nine) 75,000 Workers Out on Strike in New York, Pa. An outlaw strike of anthracite miners in the Panther Creek valley of Pennsylvania spre.ad Friday to include 15,000 men.. The strikers, demanding equalization of work, closed the Alliance colliery of the Lehigh Navigation Coal company. Sixty thousand New York dressmakers continued on strike Friday while another dressmakers union prepared to join the general walkout, -which all efforts of NRA officials have failed to settle. At Chicago, a strike of nearly 10,000 garment workers was anticipated altho a definite date for the! walkout had not been announced. With Testimony DETROIT <CD—Ready to testify until he gets "good and ready to quit," Senator James Couzens resumed the witness stand Friday before the grand jury he startled Thursday with accusations of incompetent, reckless banking and reTelations of high Washington political intrigue. Firm belief of the Hoover administration that "prosperity is just around the corner" led federal efficials to permit banks to continue operations against the letter of the law, Senator Janies Couzens told the grand jury."Everyone from Hoover down," Couzens testified, "felt that prosperity was just around the corner, that better times were coming. "The attitude of federal ofii cials was that it might be bette to give the banks a chance rath er than to close them." The senator explained that fed eral officials realized that many of the assets of,banks listed• a undesirable were depreciated due jto the depression and that they would appreciate with the return of good times sufficiently to place them again in a favored position. The senator, appearing as self-invited witness, revealed tha 1 when public censure became greal against the RFC loan of ?90, 000,000 to the Dawes bank, former President Hoover hurriedly asked that he issue a statement approving the loan—a statemeni which the president could use for political purposes. But the statement never was issued, Couzens hastened to add. "because I;was chairman of the senate committee investigating loans and it wasn't proper .0 issue any statement in advance I READY mm «• finance (Continued on Page Nine) Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test question,? Turn to paaa e " for the answers. rile the 3. What are carbides? 4. If the vice-president of the U. S. succeeds to the presidency who becomes vice-president? 5. Who was Henry Watterson? 6. Where is the source of the Susltua river? 7. What does Kyrie Eleison mean? S. Who wrote the play, "Ma- damo X?" 9. What is the name for large Klaus hollies, cased In wicker, used for acids or other corrosive liquid** in. netwren which countries the. first aubnmrlnp cabin meg- sen!,? All Nevada Schools to Reopen Sept. 4 For Winter Term NEVADA — At a meeting of the Nevada school board here this week, it was decided to open all Nevada schools September 4. Opening of the Nortfr grade school, which was expected to be closed this year, was made possible thru the elimination of home economics and manual training from the high school curriculum. The board was agreed that the savings effected by eliminating these two departments would be great enough lo allow the North school to open and yet keep the school budget within the figures designated by the Beatty-Bennett bill. The, resignation of Miss Hazel Hamilton, home economics teacher, was accepted. Harold Hop- fins, manual training, instructor, ll remain on the high school staff as teacher of civics and history, subjects which will fe- thn two dropped departments In (he frenhman year. Con- Iracts have boon mulled to Mies Nellie, White- niu) Mlfui Bcsslf Hnrs to continue, their work In l ho North Hcl.ool. Wet Victory Conceded at Polls Saturday JEFFERSON CITY OLE) — Missouri votes Saturday on ratification of repeal of the 18th amendment, and every indication Friday pointed to .its becoming the 22nd consecutive state to cast its' ballot against prohibition. Nearly all drys had conceded victory. The St Louis district's wetness is traditional At Kansas City, the other large v city of the state, a mass meeting was held this week. Every speaker pointed his comment 'o preparedness for control of liquor after repeal of the ISth amendment. Statewide sentiment was comparable. . The drys concentrated their campaign and hope for victory on alleged unconstitutionally of the machinery set up for the repeal election. Threats even have been made to take an appeal to the supreme court of the United States. The election will be the first on repeal since the Tennessee-Arkansas-Alabama wet ratifications apparently left national prohibition repeal no more than a matter of time. IN FIRST ."•!.. Students Demanding New Congress HAVANA OLE) — President Carlos Manuel de Cespedes .called ibis cabinet together for Its first official session Friday, planning prompt action to start Cuba's new deal. The njw president .conferred with Sumner Welles, American, ambassador, and had a series of talks with individual cabinet ministers. Following Welles' announcement that'he had instructions to jestab- Hsh official relations with the new government, Edwards Belief Chilean charge d'affaires, announced he would notify-de Cespedes of i Chile's recognition and Mexican charge d'affaires Spindola said that Mexico automatically recognized the government when it took office. The dfcectorate of-the powerful students' organization notified the government that it would have the students' support provided it dissolved the present congress^ At Santiago 1,000 demonstrating students demanded that deposed President Gerardo Machado be responsible'for the murder of student Mello, assassinated In ico City apparently by Porrista. gunmen, "x % There was. opposition to the calling of ,an early election, as it is feared that politiciams of the old school would emerge" as' leaders. To defer the election until-November, 1934, as the ABC,organization insists, would give the younger leaders a chance to take their places, in government. Former Ames Man Named Land Bank Appraiser by Gov. STATE CENTER—R. E. Richeson, a resident of State Center since his removal from Ames, where he was manager of the Silver Fox farm north of that city, Thursday received notification of his appointment as a land bank appraiser for the United States government He will be assigned to the eighth district bank at Omaha and expects most of his work will be in central Iowa. Mr. Richespn stated that his work, for which he has been preparing himself for some time in anticipation of the appointment, is n connection with the refinancing of farm mortgages under the farm relief act and his duties will consist, chiefly of appraising the farm "and for refinancing. America Has Huge Investment at Stake HAVANA flCE) — America's; $1,500,000,000 stake in Cuba may soon be prptected by an American commission selected .by the Cuban government which will studr .plans for financial and economic reconstruc- Local Club Women To Seek Answers to ! Questionnaire ! i Members of the Ames Voman's club and the Faculty Women's | club have volunteered to assist the [ Ames NRA executive committee : to conduct a canvass of Ames em- • ployers and obtain 'answers to a ; questionnaire regarding the results j of the NRA code thus far in this city. The canvass was to start Friday and be completed by Saturday night. The information IB desired by i the Ames NRA executive commit- j tee "in order to make a public report to the civic organizations of Ames as to what progress has been made toward fulfilling their pledge to support the ffRA," according to the announcement made by the committee. The following* questions will be asked of each employer: "Has your' association an approved code?" "Are you a member of the NRA?" "Are you paying In all cases at least the minimum wage?" "Have you reduced any wages since July 15?" "Have you any employes who are working over the maximum number of hours 'prescribed r "Havo you been.able to add any employes to your force since July 15? If so, how many?" "Have you discharged any em- ployes since July 15?" "Are you giving the same service to the public as before the NRA—that is, keeping open the same/number of hours as last August?" Mrs. John I Mather is chairman of the solicitation group from the Ames Woman's club»/ner assistants being Mrs, C-harJes.ReyMlds, jtrs v thony and Mrs. Claude' Smith. The Faculty Women's club group is headed by Mrs. M. D. Helser,' the assistants being Mrs. John Smith, Mrs. Carl Oldsen, Mrs..G. B. MacDonald and Mrs. J. C. Eldredge. Smiles at the stamp window—and look who's selling the first sheet of 100 three-cent NRA recovery stamps! It's none other than the /postmaster general himself, genial Jim Farley. And the satisfaction on the face of the buyer, Gen. Hugh Johnson, NRA head, is plainly reflected in his broad grin. " tion. Official consideration is being given to the advisability of asking American experts to serve on such a commission, and Prof. Edwin Kemmerer, of Princeton university, who has reorganized the finances of many governments, has been _ mentioned. More than $1,500,000,000 in American money is invested in Cuban (ContLiued on Page Three) Aged Woman Is Near Death From Oil Burns VINTOli, .OLE)—Mrs. Isaac Pickering; 74, was found enveloped in kerosene flames in her Van Horn home Friday. Little hope was held for her recovery, according to physicians at the Cedar Rapids hospital to which she was taken. Police believed that 'Mi's. Pickering, suffering from. a fatal illness, had applied kerosene to her clothing .and the; had struck a County NRA Board To Be Organized Organization of NRA executive committees in other towns in Story county aside from Ames was under way Friday^ with three men conducting a county-wide visitation, calling on mayors and asking that local groups meet at once to organize the local committees. Each town is being asked to .send its official representative from its local committee to a county advisory council meeting which will convene Saturday at 8 p. m., • (Continued on Page Thrie) match, igniting her torch. own human U. S. Destroyer to Leave Cuban Waters WASHINGTON <U.E) — Acting j Secretary of State Phillips Friday issued an order for the U. S. S. Taylor, last of three American destroyers sent to Cuba during the recent trouble, to be withdrawn from the Havana harbor. The action followed a report from Ambassador Welles that complete order had been restored. #3.6,471 Worth Of Oil Jobs on Roads Awarded Additional awards of contracts on ; bids opened Tuesday by the Ipwa highway commission" were announced- Friday. These cover only the purchases of road oil to be applied by the contractors on roads in 14 counties. The total of the oil contracts includes 640,250 gallons, the Norwegian Govt. Now Investigating "OSLO, Norway, (D$)»,—"Government investigation wzts ordered Friday of unconfirmed reports that fishermen had found wreckage of the seaplane In which Ronald Amundsen, discoverer of the south pole, disappeared while flying to the rescue of the dirigible Italia, wrecked in the Arctic in 1928. The reports said the wreckage of O.'.e plane had been,found .between Bear Island and Tromsoe, whence the' Amundsen party set out Juue 18, 1928. If th* reports are substantiated the government will sent the Arctic shi ; * Fridtjof Nansen to Bear island. Amundsen, Commandant Rene Gilbaud of the French navy, Lieut. Lief Dietrichsen and three others set out in a French navy seaplane to rescue the crew of the Italia, which Gen. Umberto Nobile of Italy took to the Arctic.. The two motored Farman sea-' plane never was heard from. Three years after its disappear ance Paul Mochanoff, Russian meteorologist, said he believed he had photographed the wreckag from the dirigible Graf Zeppelin south of Novaya Zembla off th Russian northern coast. Bear island is half way between Scandanivia and Spitzenbergen and on the Amundsen route towarc the Italia. Denies Quarrels Caused Him to Quit NRA Body CHICAGO fllE) — Prof. William F. Ogburn^ University of Chicago NRA consumers' advisory board early thls'week, explained here Friday that his withdrawal was solely for the purpose "of calling attention to the plight of the consumer." Prof. Ogburn emphatically denied reports that he resigned following disputes with Mrs. Mary Harriman Rumsey, chairman of the board. He said, he understood that seven recommendations he made to Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator, in his resignation letter, were to be carried out. They dealt with provisions to protect consumers from profiteering, weakened purchasing .power, and to give consumers an opportunity to voice complaints to a separate organization instead of the advisory board. contract applying prices to the which roads. includ totalin Employment Drive Launched; Residence v Canvass Planned Executive Board Urges All Possible Effort to Create Jobs for Ames Workers The executive committee of the Ames Home Improvement as- .ociadon Thursday night took steps launching at once an Ames •eeniployment campaign, to extend indefinitely, but to be fea- ured by a concentrated drive for pledges of actual work that :an bo provided this winter, A canvass of every homo in the city will be made, probably mmndiately after Labor day, when residents will be asked to ign membership pledges in the campaign for reemplovment if Ames workers. <S>-~ ; * $36,471.95. The awards were a follows: Roadmlx Construction corpora tion, Shenandoah, 112,000 gallon applied on roads in Adams, Mont gomery and Taylor counties, $6, 474.80. Iowa Road Building company Des Moines. 44.500 gallons ap plied on roads in Benton, Mar shall, Polk and Warren counties $3,299.70. Gaus Culligan company, St Paul. Minn., 222,250 gallons ap Plied on roads in Fayette, Ply mouth and Winneshiek counties $12,884.55. Seneca Petroleum company, Chicago, 145,000 gallons applied on roads in Lucas. Monroe and Warren counties, $7.540. Koss Construction company, Des Moines, 116,500 gallons applied on roads in Boone and Hamilton counties, $6,272.90. Other bituminous material bids are still to be awarded. This canvas Is to bo Conducted y volunteer workers, perhaps In ne tiny, but Iti not more, thnn hrec days, onch rauv/iHsfr being to a small group of name* with Instructions to obtain tho pledges as rapidly as possible, Definite Promise The pledge \v(ll Mini (lie (Continued on. pago Ten) Laundry Owner Freed by Bandit KANSAS CITY. Kan., <U.E>—WI1- liam D. Partin, 52, laundry owner, feared to he tho victim of kidnapers, returned home at daybreak Friday and report.nl lie was forced by a bandit to drive 40 miles. Tho bandit awalifd him when he and his wife- entered their driveway near midnight, intimidated Partin with a pistol when his wife entered the house to unlock the basement jyara(?f door and when hf failed to find <my money on his victim, forced him to drive to a spot near u\vt"ii<\ Kan., wh the. bandtK leapt''! i'i.. .,usd fled. Remains of Plane Found Off Cuba HAVANA, (ILE) — Fishermen of the village of Jaimariita, near the rocky, deserted Gape San Antonio, were reported without confirmation to have found a skull, an airplane wheel, two lanterns and a lifebelt. Searchers have gone to investigate the report, which is true might tell the fate of the Cuban aviator Ponce de Leon who dis appeared two years ago. St. Anthony Man To Face Serious Charge NEVADA — Tom Curley of St. Anthony was in the custody of county officials Friday charged with leaving the scene of an accident without giving* aid following an automobile crash on highway No. 65 north of Zearing. Curley, drivinc east on a side road, crashrd into the car driven by An tone Sterner of Dodge, Neb. at the intersection of tho byroad with highway No. 65. on which Steelier was driving south. The accident orrurml about 2:30 a. m. Friday. Ridint; with Mr. Stecher was his wifr, their two sons and a girl companion. All of the party escaped Injury but Mrs. Steelier who sustained serious cuts and The Storher car was overturned and slid f«r sonio distance on Its Id?. It TVHH badly damaged. Curley did not stop following he ncddpnf, hut In thft oranh h# nd ION! his first license piate, vhlch led lo hi« tipprelionslon lat- in (he morning; ftt bis home In St. Anthony. Mercury Drops To 43 Degrees In Iowa Friday DES MOINES fllE)—The prospects of fair weather the remainder of the week was held forth Friday as eastern Iowa pastures and crops showed renewed vigor from a general rain. The heaviest precipitation reported Thursday was half an inch at Davenport, according to Federal Meteorologist Charles D. Reed. Severe electrical disturbances were reported at Clinton. Lightning struck a tourist cabin occupied by four persons and also caused a barn fire. The highest temperature was recorded as 91 degrees at Atlantic and Albia. The owest .was 43 degrees at Inwood. 53 Degrees Low Point Here Clear skies prevailed in Ames Friday, with moderate tempera- ures. The mercury was approach- ng the SO-degree mark after ouching a minimum of 53 degrees, Friday morning, the lowest point •cached by the mercury here since May 29. Temperature readings at he municipal light plant were: Thursday 2 p. m. SS, 3 p. m. S6, p. m. 84." 5 p. m. 82, 6 p.. m.' SO, p. m. 76, S p. m. 72, 9 p. m. 69. 0 p. m. 66, 11 p. m. 6-1, 12 p. m. 6.. riday 1 a. m. 60, 2 a. m. 5S, 3 a. m. 56, 4 a. m. 55, 5' a. m. 54. 6 a. m. 53, 7 a. ru. 56, 8 a. m. 61, 9 a. m. 64, 10 a. m. 6S, 11 a. m. 72, 12 m. 75, 1 p. m. 77. 2 p. m. 7S. Maximum temperature Thursday S9 degrees. .12:05 to 12:30 p. ru.; minimum. Friday. 53 degrees, 5:15 to 6:20 a. m. Barometer rising, reading 29.2 inches at 2 y. m. BOY m MILLION POUNDS OF PORK Secretary Says Slash iri Corn Acreage Is Necessary j CHICAGO <UB) —Secretary ot j Agriculture , Henry A. Wallac* 'Friday revealed details of tht administration's pig control pror- gram, an emergency measure ttf increase bog prices and ease dia- tress in the corn belt. ; Speaking during celebration of farm week at the Century of Progress exposition, Wallace warned that the emergency hof slaughter plan would lead to further trouble, for farmers unless a long time program -was developed for both corn and hof production controL The department of agriculture will buy from fanners enough, light hogs and sows due to far- row to remove from 600,000,000 to 700,000,000 pounds of live pork from the fall and winter market. The total reduction may amount to 1,800,000,000 'pounds of live hogs, or 16 per cent of normal production. Wallace said such a reduction should increase hog prices 25 to 30 per cent. The animals will be processed but edible portions will be kept off the market. Most of the meat will be used by unemployment relief agencies. Some may bs exported. A processing tax of "considerably less than a cent a, pound" will be levied on pork to bring in about $55,000,000 to finance the program. Specified processors ^ill make purchases for the'account of the agriculture department. The processors will slaughter the hogs and hold the meat for the order of the department, which will pay the processor actual costs. "It is necessary, that jgram; gp /into effec Wallace 'said, "i"] announce inauguration of. the program in a few days. By October 1, the goal should b* reached." "I am not worried about this emergency program," he continued, "but I am terribly concerned lest the corn belt should fail to recognize how really dangerous this program can be unless it is tied up closely to', a long time program. ' "Unless the program is followed immediately by a definite -program that calls for a substantial reduction in' corn acreage arid production in 1934 as-well as-a material decrease In the number of sows farrowing: in the -sprinjg of 1934, I for one could not aix cept it. The after effect otherwise would be dangerous to h^g prices during the 1934-35 season, "I want to say that ap-4 parent!y not one corn farm-^ er in 10O realizes what a,, terrible mess the corn "bats'. is in and what a terribl»£ mess this richest section off the world will continue tof°" be in unless it is .willing toy dig deep in thought and ac- ; tion." ''._:• One Killed, Two Aref Injured in Crash" BURLINGTON. (UJE) — Leonard Olson, 23, was killed,. and Stewart Pilger and H. M; Rinker, 29, weV«. injured early Friday when the automobile in which they were riding struck a telephone pole a mfia and a half west of here. f The car, driven by Olson, missed 'a curve in the road and careened into a ditch. Olson died an hojjr after the accident. •• Grocery Prices Are £ Up 8 1-3 Per Cent WASHINGTON, OLE)— The average price of groceries increased 8 1-3 per cent during the month, ended July 15," the bureau of labor statistics calculated Friday. The increase brot food costs da July 15 to a level about four per cent higher than on July 15, 1932. VINES FALLS TO SHIELDS NEWPORT, R. I. (U.P»—Francis \. Shields of New York, scored an upset victory by beating Ellsworth Vines of California, national champion, Friday in the semi-Ctnal match or tho Newport Casino invitational tennis tournament. The scores were 6-2. 6-4, 6-4. TEN ARE INDICTED CHICAGO, d'.l!)—Ten men, Including racehorso owners and ex- erclRti boy*, were indicted by a federal prranti jury Friday In thf horaf doping "scandal involving alleged fixing of rur< s tit the Arllag- urn Mil Hi)wn. tracks. AUNT LINDY SAYS- Women used to have to work their finger naila off but now the* go to the manicurist and »ho takes 'era off.

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