Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 23, 1933 · Page 4
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Ames, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 23, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA &o your duty. *our help it a«*ded NOW. Million* of men *ed women m*y differ this winter if yon delay. Ames Dailu Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY VOLTJMELXVH WEATHER FORECAST • Probably local *hew»r» W«tf«M. day night or Thursday, except §**• erally fair in extreme east portloM. Little change In ttmppratu-t. Official Amea and Story County Paper AMES, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1933. United Press Wire Service NO. 46 HURRICANE SWEEPS EASTERN COAST TO VISIT DETROIT AS BANK WITNESS Prosecutor Plans New Call to Former President DETROIT <IIE) — Prosecutor Harry S. Toy planned Wednesday a new and more pressing invitation to former Pres. Herbert Hoo- Ter to testify in the grand jury investigation of the local bank- Ing situation which precipitated the national bank crisis last March. Should nothing come of the new efforts to persuade Mr. Hoover to testify, the prosecution planned to ask the former president to make a deposition? it was understood. Prosecutor Toy received a long telegram from Mr. Hoover explaining his knowledge of the Detroit banking situation was general and "mostly second hand," which he did not believe justified the journey from California "We shall make every effort to DETROIT <UE) — The policies of former President Hoover were criticized by the Rev. Father Charles E. Coughlin Wednesday before the grand Jury investigating Detroit bank failures. "There was corn for the pii?s of Arkansas," the radio priest shouted, "but not one loaf of bread for the starving people of Michigan." "The trouble with the Hoover philosophy is that he tried to cure the depression by pouring gold In at the top while people died at the bottom," Father Conghlin said. obtain certain witnesses named by '•Mr. Hoover and to get their testimony," Toy said. *'We have not yet ceased our efforts to have Mr. Hoover testify." Toy said there was no legal means by which be could force the former president to testify. Father Charles B. Coughlin crusading priest and bitter/ critic of .local personalities Involved in the closing of Detroit banks, was to be Wednesday's witness before the grand jury. Sen. James Couzens, republican, Michigan, whose criticism of the Hoover administration's banking policies caused Prosecutor Toy to invite Mr. Hoover's testimony, finished his testimony Tuesday. Mr. Hoover's telegram suggested various officials of his administration were the'only ones qualified to give "detailed and competent Information as to the relations of federal authorities to the events leading to the closing of these banks." He named former officials of the Reconstruction Finance corporation, the federal re(Continued on Page Two) Farmets Deluge Livestock Marts With Initial Shipments of Hogs CHICAGO (U.E) — Six thousand squealing pigs and 200 piggy sows deluged the livestock pens here Wednesday as the government's gigantic pig buying program went into ef- fact at six markets in the middlewert. Their owners were compelled to wait until the. end of the day's regular market transactions, due to complications in government orders. Reports from South St. Paul and Kansas City showed the farmers were getting behind the hog "birlh control" program sponsored by the administration in an attempt to raise farmers' pork revenue from 25 to 30 per cent. At South St. Paul, 12,000 pigs and piggy sows were at hand. More than 7,000 were received at Kansas city, but there was no market at either of these points because livestock men have not received orders op their disposal. Awaiting further instructions, the livestock men took pails of yellow and red paint and decorated the grunting porkers with colored stripes, according to weight This will enable packers to start their processing work immediately on arrival of federal orders, thus relieving the congestion in pens which has resulted from the unexpected rush t« comply with the agricultural administration's program. Under the government's program, fanners will receive a $4 bonus on piggy sows of 275 pounds and up while pigs weighing less than 80 pounds will go to tankage. SDFT COI CODE ALMOST READY HIS FAST Government Imposes No Restrictions i POOKA, India, (HE)—Mabatma M. K. Gandhi, weak aiid ill after fasting for a week, was released unconditionally from his one year prison sentence Wednesday. He was taken from the civil hospital, where he had been under :reatment, bv ambulance to Parn- akutti. Gandhi broke his fast before he eft the hospital and participated n prayers offered by his followers. Gandhi received word of the remission of sentence at the hospital, where he was taken from Yer- avda jail Sunday when his condi- lon became alarming. Gandhi's latest tour in jail was :he result of his renewal of his civil disobenience campaign. He! Three More Die in Epidemic of Sleep Sicknesj ST. LOUIS, Mo. (LIE)—Failure to make any progress in halting the epidemic of sleeping sickness here Dr. L. L. Williams, jr., medical entomologist has been ordered to St. Louis from Washington to augment the staff of United States public healtn physicians now on the scene of what is described as "the largest outbreak of sleeping sickness ever reported in the world at any one given place." Three more deaths and 33 new cases of the malady were reported Tuesday bringing the totals to 18 dead and 182 cases reported, a ratio of about one death to each 10 cases. Dr. Williams is an expert on insects which disseminate disorganized a march through the ease - Local scientists reported country with . 31 followers, to failar e to produce an immunizing preach disobedience of laws as a serum by iajaoculatlng monkeys, means of forcing home rule. He was sentenced to a year's imprisonment, and his followers to six months. Gandhi was offt-red his freedom f he would remain in Poona and efrain from conducting civil dis- ibedience propaganda. He refused. He demanded that he be given un- imited facilities to conduct from rison his campaign in aid of the lindu untouchables. He was told le could carry on the campaign nly if he kept it free of politics. ON HIIY Mrs. J. L. Osborn, 3202 Lincoln way, was suffering Wednesday from a fractured collar bone, fractured ribs and severe bruises about her head and body as a result of being struck by an automobile on Lincoln way at Hyland avenue, about 4:30 p. m., Tuesday. The automobile was driven by Mrs. A. M. West, 1229 Marston avenue. Mrs. West told police, who were called, that Mrs. Osborn walked into the side of her car. Mrs. West took the injured woman home where she is under the care of her ptiysician. ^ Two automobiles were damaged In a collision on Main street, about 9:20 p. m., Tuesday. Miss Neta Berry, 1207 Roosevelt avenue, backing her car from the curb, crashed into a car driven by Paul A West of Des Moines. according to the report made to police. Test Your Knowledge Can yon answer sevwt of these test questions? for the Furs to page 1. In building a vessel, what is the first operation? 3. Which president of the U. S lived longest? 3. What is a bouy? 4. Has the U. S.' a diplomatic representative at the Vatican? 5. Where is there a famous building known as the Doge's Palace? 6. WUat is the Cable act? 7. Who originated the Keteley Cure? 8. What kind of acid does milk contain? 9. What quality of a bony causes It to float it, R liquid? 10. Of what race are the Marx Brothers? Suicide Blamed for Newspaper Editor's Death COSHOCTON. 0. -ttlE) — Belief that despondency because of a long illness caused Fred S. Wallace, 61, editor aud publisher of the Coshocton Tribune to take his own life was expressed here Wednesday by authorities and members of the editor's family. Wallace's body, trussed with wire and weighted down with a heavy plow point and pieces of lead, was found in the Muskingum river near here Tuesday night after the eidtor had been missing from his home for two days. First indications were that Wallace had been brutally murdered and his body thrown into the river, possibly by someone angered by the editor's fearless and sometimes vitrolic editorials. Coroner Floyd W. Craig ^and Prosecutor Russell Lyons inclined toward the suicide theory after a thoro investigation. Prosecutor Lyons disclosed that lead weights of the variety common in newspaper offices, were found in Wallace's pockets. There were other facts, Lyons said, that would lead to the theory of suicide, but be. refused to disclose them. Wallace had been owner and editor of the Tribune 20 years, coming from the Springfield. 0., Sun, where he was city editor. Extortionist Slain, Companion Arrested RHINELANDEF, Wis. (U.E)— One extortionist was dead and his companion was under arrest here Wednesday following an unseccessful attempt to obtain 55,000 from George Goodrop, wealthy Iron county hotel proprietor. Robert Rogers. 44, of Ironwood, was shot to death by Oneida county officers when lie and John Stokle, 38. also of Ironwood, went to retrieve a package deposited at a designated spot by Goodroe. Report Hurley to Wed Mrs. Wilson Argentina Village is Isolated by Storm BUENOS AIRES, CUE)—Government and private airplanes and motor cars, carrying physicians, serum and supplies, fought thru heavy winter storms Wednesday toward the isolated Pampa village of Santa Isabel, whose 200 inhabitants are threatened witth extinction by diptheria. The airplanes were halted at Victoria, 125 miles from the village, by storms. They may drqp their serum and supplies "to the villagers if the storms prevent a landing. Pampa government health officials have ordered the entire village quarantined and have closed the schools in adjacent tcwns. Gen. Johnson Orders Night Hearings for Stores WASHINGTON, (HE)—The code for the bituminous coal industry was expected to be presented to President Roosevelt for signature at Hyde Park Wednesday night. The summer white house was informed by officials here that steady progress was being made by General Hugh S. Johnson in negotiations with industry leaders. Night sessions were ordered to speed NRA hearings on a retail code Wednesday as 'Administrator Johnson set for himself the task of expanding commercial credits. "Individual consideration" was sought for small neighborhood stores at the retail hearing. A. Lincoln Wisner, Chicago, representing 10,000 neighborhood merchants, contended in a statement that "forcing" maximum working weeks uniformly on small and large business houses would increase the small merchants overhead 50 per cent. Sees Easier Credits Regarding credits, Johnson said he believed something could be done "immediately" in view of the upward spiraling of prices and the returning confidence in business. "I am working on a plan to pry the thing loose and expect to have it ready in a few days, as soon as I can get the coal and automobile codes out of the way," he said. Johnson's warning that withdrawal of the blue eagle would mean economic death to "cheaters and chiselers" focused attention Wednesday on a new NRA bureau, set up especially to handle complaints and check on violations of re-employment agreements. Altho the bureau has been operating only a few days desks al- -eady are piled with complaints. Reports of violations are coming by the thousands from all parts of the country.. To single out from these cases one violator for the sentence of economic death which Johnson says would be the result of removal of the blue eagle insignia, presents a task which even Johnson, forceful and determined as he is, probably would hesitate to undertake. On the other hand, there is the question of playing fair with the ndustries and business concerns cooperating whole-heartedly in the recovery drive. The NRA must )ack them up by preventing unscrupulous competitors from undermining them through chiseling actics. Housewives Report The issue presents a difficult problem and its solution will be one of Johnson's major admini- atrative duties. In the meantime, complaints lile up. Many firms protest against unfair tactics of competi- ors. Housewives report cases vhere clerks who serve them r Picnic Truck Becomes Funeral Pyre for Four The truck shown wrecked at the right became a funeral pyre for four picnickers when it collided with another laden with guncotton on a highway near Chester, Pa., and burst into flames. Twenty-six others in the truck were injured. Forty explosions followed the crash, igniting the straw on which the picnickers sat. Drums which contained the explosive are shown on the ground. jHeld in Hit-Skip { Deaths of Six Lindbergh Studies Iceland Weather REYKJAVIK. Iceland, (HE)—Col. Charles A. Lindbergh surveying the Iceland coast, studied weather reports at, Eskifjord Wednesday, undecided whether t 0 fly on or remain here until Thursday. Lindbergh half circled the island in his flight to Eskifjord Tuesday. Taking off from Reykjavik, at the southwest corner of Iceland, he flew along the western coast, then turned eastward and passed over Akureyri. on the Fyja Fjord on the north coast. Eskifjord is on the east coast. vhisper that their hours haven'i been reduced. The complaints are being filed and sorted. In. some cases they are referred to field agents for checking. Some are taken directly to the firms concerned. In several instances genuine misunderstandings existed and violations were corrected. The NRA complaint bureau was making something of a mystery out of its handling of the complaints.^ One of the possibilities is that the bureau will compile a list of proved offenders and submit it to Johnson for summary action. For the present the mere job of grouping and classifying the complaints keeps the staff busy and the broadfrr question of acting con(Continued on Page Two.) HEALTHIEST BOY AND GIRL Traced by a piece of tire ripped from his truck, Harold Schaab, 33, is shown in his jail cell at Chicago after confessing that he was the driver of the truck that sideswiped another near Wakarusa, Ind., killing six persons en route home from the world's fair. Schaab said he helped remove bodies fronf the wreckage, became frightened and drove away. CHICAGO, — Members of , . the family of Ed N. Hurley, Chicago capitalist and former head or the II. R. shipping hoard Wed- knowledge of Ills Woodrow Wilson," widow of the Increased Buying Power Is NRA Purpose, Says Secretary of Labor $390,000,000 Already Added to Annual Payrolls of Country's Industries By FRANCES PERKINS Secretary of Labor Written for the United Press (Copyright 1933 by United Press) WASHINGTON (U.P.)—Increased buying power so as to furnish more jobs at better wages, is the objective of the national ""recovery act. If it accomplishes this purpose wage- earners will gain greatly thru a return to work of those unemployed or engaged in part time activities, and the payment to them of decent living wages regularly. Some evidence of the type of benefits to labor thru the act is already at hand. Minimum wages and maximum hours are provided for in the codes of the different industries. The opportunity of collective bargaining is likewise established. Child labor is being abolished. Certainly these are great gains for labor in the test to adjust our industrial life to the patterns of democracy and the needs of a new day. Employment and pay rolls in<®- manuiacturing showed an last month which if it can be maintained at the same level will add about. $390,000,000 yearly to Industrial wages alone. unreasonable It doea to hope not that there will be a further quickening of the industrial pace In the weeks to conic under the status of (ha code developed purchasing power which may Improve flie total pay roll beyond the figure I have raeu' tioned, If and when the turn Is made, Industry «ud (lip Kpnernl public (Continue^ on Page Four) 1,000 Marksmen Will Guard Border VIENNA, (TIE)—Austria prepared an army of 1,000 picked sharpshooters Wednesday which is to be sent to the German frontier in fear of an attack by exiled Nazis, working in cooperation with Hitler storm troopers. The frontier already is heavily guarded. . Military intelligence reports that the Nazis planned a series of border raids, and perhaps an invasion in force, early in September, caused Chancellor Engelbert. Dollfuss to order the new forc° of two battalions of the Heimwehr to prepare for action. This development emphasized the tension between Germany and Austria over the Nazi or Fascist problem which has brought increasingly bitter onmity between the governments- which were allies during the world war. European powers «-pre considering the addition of S.OOO men to the' military forces allowed Austria under the St. fiermsin treaty. It is hoped the men would be re.ady to go to the border early in September, after they have been organized and instructed in special duties. BANS BLUE SHIRTS DUBLIN, Irish Fr<=o State. (IIP)— The government of President Ramon de Vnlera Tuesday night IR. sued rtn order bnnnlnfc the blue shirts. spmi-fasriM opposition or- sanUntton viol mly opposed to the adiniubtration. To Represent County at State Fair NEVADA—Miss Helen McKinney of Nevada and Max McBride o£ Zearing were named the healthiest 4-H club girl and boy in Story county during the third annual club achievement show which closed here Wednesday. They will go to the state fair in Des Moines . as representatives from Story count?' in the state health contest. Announcement that Miss McKinney and McBride had scored highest in health examinations here was made at the Tuesday evening program held in the Nevada high school auditorium. Winners in practically all contests and classes were introduced at this time. The program at the schoolhouse followed a livestock parade thru the business section at 7 o'clock. It was opened with remarks by Carl Ringgenberg and Fred Randau, the latter serving as chairman of the evening. Miss Christiansen of Des Moines entertained with a piano solo, Mrs. H. B. Schultz of Ames gave two whistling solos and there was community singing." . Talks were given by Lois Wilson, county girls 4-H club president and C. T. Cheney of the agricultural extension department at Iowa State (ContLmed on Page Three) DES MOINES OJ.PJ — Cloudy skies and local showers continued over the state Wednesday for the fifth consecutive day. No change was anticipated Wednesday night or Thursday. The mercury climbed into the nineties Tuesday, Burlington reporting 92 degrees. The lowest temperatures this morning was 62 degrees at Iowa Falls, Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. Rainfall was reported over the state Tuesday, with Inwood reporting the heaviest. 2.23 inches, Albia, Minnesota Bank Robbed; Boy I Only Attendant MEDFORD, Minn., (U.E>—A 15 year-old boy, the only attendant a the Medford State bank, was helc up at toon Wednesday by two gun men, who, angry because they were unable to obtain much loot bound and gagged him cruelly and fled. A time lock on the bank's vaul limited the -loot ;to several hun dfen dollars which was -contained in the cash drawers. The youth freed himself after almost an hour's struggle; The boy, Charles Cochrac, jr. regular employ of the bank, was left in charge when Cashier Wai ter Dyers drove into the country on a business trip. TOUR UNIVERSITY 1.29 inches inches. and Siouxx City .58 Sky Cloudy Wed, P» M. The sky was becoming clouded again in Ames Wednesday afternoon, serving to stop a further rise in temperature. The mercury soared to SS degrees about 1 p. m., then fell back again. There was no further rain here in the past 24 hours. Temperature readings at the municipal light plant were: Tuesday. 2 p. m.. SS; 3 p. m., 87; 4 p. m.. S6; 5 p. m.. S4; 6 p. m.. S4: p. m.. 7!>: S p. m., 73; 9 p. m., 74; 10 p. m., 74; 11 p. m.. 73; 12 p. m., 3; Wednesday. 1 a . m., 73; 2 a. m.. 73; ." s. m.. 72; 4 a. m., 72; 5 a. m., 71: fi a. in.. 71; 7 a. m., 71; 8 a. m., 72: 0 a. m.. 75: 10 a. in., 77; 11 a. m.. «: 12 m.. Sfi; 1 p. m., SS; 2 p. m.. S«. Maximum temperature Tuesday, 58 degrees. 1:55 to 2:55 p. m.: minimum Wednesday. 71 degrees, 4:35 to 7:25 a. m. Barometer stationary, reading 2D.2 inches at 2 p^ m. KILLS WIFE. SUICIDES ELYRIA. 0., <I'.P>—Rathfr than take- his \\-ifc Imck tojhe sl«t<> in- stine asylum at Tol«do fr^tr: whence h? 'IR<: "kidnaped"' her five v<* oto. SV-rirt»n A. Tlllofson, . shot nrd killed hrr aad then took His own life. Bus Load of Student Stops in Ames A bus load of students -who have completed their vork in the annua nine-week traveling summer school of Southwestern State Teachers college at Weatherford, Okla., passed thru Ames Wednesday morning en route to Minneapolis. Prom there they will return to their homes in Minnesota and nearby states. A group of 150 students and two professors traveling in seven buses began the session with a visit to Chicago. Later, stops were made at Detroit, Niagara Falls, Boston. New York, N. R.; Washington, D. C., Chattanooga. Tenn., New Orleans and Dallas, Tex. a.nd the trip closed at Ft. Worth, Tex. A group cf about the same size also made a tour thru western states. Classes are held daily. This year, the fourth for the traveling school, biology and history were the subjects taught. A truck carries baggage, tents and mattresses and the group camps out each night. By far the larger number of the persons making the tour are women school teachers. St. Louis Light Rates Slashed to Low Record ST. LOUIS. O>—The lowest electric rate in the United States for St. Louis and vicinity was announced here Wednesday by the Union -Electric Light and Power ompany. who made a voluntary rate or reduction of $1.600,000. Rate cuts as high as 35 per cent or some users were included- in the new schedule while average reduction for fhe city and county was 17:5 per cent, company officials said. Of the company's 30.9,000 customers. 2SS.OOO will benefit by the reduced rate. St. Louis residents will receive he first 32 kilowatt hours under the new schedule at five cents an hour, the next. 16S hours at 2.5 cents and all over 200 at 1.5 cents with a five per cent reduction for prompt payment. Louis E. Hogan, president of the company; said lh« reduction was made on the prospect of incrrased demand of electricity which the company was confident r.-in accompany the nation's economic is covtry. SHIP M 90 ON FLASHES CALL FOR HELP Resorts Near Norfolk Feel Brunt of Storm By United Press A storm of hurricane force swirled up the eastern seaboard Wednesday damaging property on land and imperiling ships at sea The S. S. Madison, with 90 aboard, was in distress off the Virginia capes fighting against mountainous seas while other vessels went to her aid. Six coast guard cutters and a patrol boat "were attempting to aid the Madison. The cruiser Indianapolis was ready to assist as were several destroyers with steam up. The Ptorm was spreading along the coast. A 52-mile sale threatened Atlantic City., A dredge sank off King Buoy near Cape Henry. Reports' said several men needed assistance. A 45-mile an hour wind whipped the national capital. Several windows in department buildings crashed in and a large elm in Lafayette park across from the white house toppled over, blocking traffic oo Pennsylvania avenue. Coast Guards Race to Scene NEW YORK <OE)—The passenger liner Madison with 90 persons or more aboard was In distress in a hurricane off Cape Charles, Va., today. She flashed an SOS at 7:20 a. m., asking Immediate assistance. Two coast guard vessels were racing to her aid. Officials of the Easter Steamship company, her owners, could not make public a passenger list immediately. She is commanded by "Cant. W. S. Heath a veteran j«m. She;.; sailed from New Tuesijarat 1 p. m.,, and was due at NoffolJf at "7:31 ""a. nu Wednesday. Cape Charles is at the lower end of the Virginia capes, at ths mouth of Chesepeake bay. A hurricane was raging in the Immediate afea. , The Madison is a ship of 3,734 tons and was built in 1911 at Newport News. Ships of her .size and class ordinarily carry crews of from 35 to 60 men. Property Damage Heavy in Norfolk NORFOLK, Va. <ILE)—A hurricane was still sweeping this section at 6:30 a; m. Wednesday, accompanied by heavy rain. Shortly after midnight the wind reached a velocity of 70 to 80 miles an hour. ' Hundreds of vacationists at three beach resorts near Norfolk (Continued on Page Two) Numerous complaints have been filed with police during the past Jew days of children stealing apples, grapes, peaches, melons and other fruits from trees and vines in private gardens in Ames. The police often ar: called upon .o aid property owners to protect :heir fruit crops from children. Chief W. "J. Cure said Wednesday that his department was doing all it could to stop the~tb.ef.ts, but hat parents must also cooperate >y keeping check on their children. Property owners can help by sign- ng complaints against children caught stealing, which makes It possible for police to bring the children before the juvenile judge. &. FINED FOR INTOXICATION Louis Manos pleaded guilty b«- ore Judge J. Y. Luke, Tuesday aft- >raoon, to a charge of intoxication, and was fined, $20 and costs, or even days in jail. •* AUNT LINDY SAYS- When a man rolU up his sleeves it's a good sign h«'» going to keep bis shut on.

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