Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 24, 1933 · Page 5
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Ames, Iowa
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Thursday, August 24, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA °° your duty, lour beta U needed A'OW. Millions of men «-".d women may Buffer this win**' If yoo delay. Ames STORY OUNTY'S .DAILY FORECAST Pair t» partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday. Slightly eool*r Friday and In central and weit portions Thursday night. VOLtJMB 1XVII Official Amea tntf fctory County Paper AMES, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1933. United Preae Wire Service HO. 20 LIVES ARE LOST IN SEABOARD ADMINISTRATION MOVES TO HALT NRA PROFITEERS Prepares Figures For Information of Housewives 8y FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (U. P. Staff Correspondent) (Copyright 1933 by United Press) WASHINGTON OJ.E) — Figures •were prepared by the administration Thursday to tell housewives whether they are being cheated by blue eagle profiteers. Officials were worried over a rapid rise in retail commodity prices. They intended to issue •within the neit few days reports showing definitely how much retail costs have advanced from the lows of last winter. The figures will give comparative prices of 50 articles ranging from hairpins to handkerchiefs. The prices will be averaged from 50 cities representing the entire nation. Also available win be information making it possible to compute with reasonable accuracy how much the increased costs may be laid to processing taxes, bow much to increased labor costs, and how much to greed on the part of the manufacturers, wholesalers 'and retailers. The United Press obtained a formula, designed to tell the housewife to the last penny how much the cotton processing tax has cost her, whether she buys shirts, or cocks or sheets. She needs merely to weigh on her kitchen scales whatever cotton goods she buys. Multiplying the number of pounds by five gives her the cost in cents of the tax. Supose she buys four white BhlrtB for her husband. They weigh three and one half pounds. Multiplying by five she obtains the figure, 17%. President Roosevelt's agricultural recovery program therefore has cost her 17% cents for that one purchase. ;i = | The shirt buyer then muJK;"&i-" low several cents more for labor costs, which have been increased with higher wages and shorter hours in the cotton mills. Officials of the national recovery administration and the agricultural adjustment administration have been unable to arrive at an exact figure to show these higher labor costs. They suggest that the housewife make a generous estimate, allowing even an extra five cents per pound of shirt. Also sLe must take into consideration the increased cost of cotton. Last winter the cotton used in an average shirt cost -sis cents. (Continued on Page Three) Farmers Deluge Livestock Marts With Pigs ? Sows Thank You Mrs. Guise, You Have Made Us Happy The Tribune-Times Thursday morning was In receipt of a letter, wholly unsolicited, Jn which the writer expressed an appreciation for the' Daily Tribune-Times In a matter most gratifying to those on the Tribune-Times staff who seek each day to produce a readable, newsy and interesting newspaper. The letter accompanied the renewal of a subscription. Permission of the writer, Mrs. W. T. Guise, was obtained and the letter is published herewith: "Dear Editors: Indeed we do take the Ames Tribune and •would be simply lost without it I have lived in Story county for 49 years and began reading an Ames paper as soon as 1 could read. "We read practically every word in it, too, and especially like the editorial page and 'Scanning the News'. It so happens that my husband and 1 both think almost exactly as that writer does on most subjects. "I enjoy the household department a lot and find the advertisements a guidance and help when I want to buy anything. One feels that one may depend upon the ads in the Ames Tribune. "Some of our family who have moved away found that they missed the paper so much they sent home their renewals. I hope it always remains as reliable and interesting as it is today. Wishing you the greatest success. I remain an old subscriber, Elizabeth (Mrs. W. T.) Guise." Mr. and Mrs. Guise reside oa the campus. CHICAGO <ILE) — The little and big pigs--which went to market in large'droves Thursday jammed seven midwest livestock centers awaiting slaughter under the farm administration's program to remove 5,000,000'animals from the market. The record receipts of 154,500 hogs reported in western markets was attributed largely to the government program, which accounted for more than 8",000 pigs in six of .the centers, Kansas City, Chicago, Milwaukee, Omaha, St. Paul and Sioux City. More than 2,000 piggy sows were received^in the same markets. The influx of pigs and sows about to farrow was higher than anticipated by government officials but not as high aj hoped for. Daily receipts would have to average 117,647 pigs and 29,412 sows if the 5,000,000 animals scheduled for slaughter by October 1 are received. Today's receipts of 154,500 hogs compared to 84,200 Wednesday and 55,200 a year ago. AL Sioux City, the stockyard was deluged with 20,000 little pigs and 500 piggy sows brot in by farmers. TO FAIR Are Winners at Annual 4-H Club Show NEVADA — Oscar Serbein, jr., and Lowell Holmes were the winning poultry judging team and Vincent" Beck, Joe Duea and Herritt Canady formed the winning livestock judging team in the judging contests held in connection with the third annual Story county 4-H club achievement show held here Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. These teams will compete in state judging contests at Iowa State fair. Winners in the sheep classes of the livestock show, last to be judged, in the girls flower show held Wednesday morning, and in the livestock club record book contest were announced Thursday morning by show officials. The Awoi girls club took first place in the flower show with a basket of golden rod and thistles arranged by Isaphene Dailey. Second place was awarded to Milford Merry Maids for a bouquet of Golden glow in a cream bowl arranged by Dorothy Sowers. A bouquet of two shades of lavender cosmos in a reed basket prepared by Marie Riky won third nlace for the Happy Hearts club" Honorable mention was given exhibits of the SOFT COAL OPERATORS, TOGETHER Open, Closed Shops Clauses Ruled Out of Codes WASHINGTON/OLE)— The national recovery administration Thursday succeeded in bringing together representatives of , the United Mine Workers of America and. non-union coal operators for negotiations leading to a-code for the bituminus coal industry. John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers and Phillip Murray, vice president, conferred at NRA headquarters with representatives of a non-union division, covering more than half of the entire coal industry, north and south. Administrator Hugh Johnson, who arranged the conference, was present for the administration as was Deputy Administrator K. M. Simpson, who presided at the coal rearing. It was the first time during the code negotiations that the mine workers had dealt directly with the nonunion operators. A decisive test of organized labor's status under the National Recovery act impended after an "official interpretation" of the collective bargaining provisions of the act was maife by Administrator Hugh s. Johnson. Johnson's statement "erased the words 'open shop' and 'closed shop' from the dictionary of the NRA." Smouldering discords in the bituminous coal situation were expected to flare into situations demanding an immediate showdown on issues which have come down thru the decades without adequate solution. Two troublesome spots stand out in the coal industry. They are in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and both involve the United States Steel corporation, _ The Pennsylvania strike situation has been mediated but not settled definitely, it was reported here Thursday that representatives of the H. C. Fiicfe, Coke company had informed an agent of the national labor board thaj the company, a U. S. Steel subsidiary, would never consent to recognition of the United Mine Workers of (Continued on Page Two.) Southeast Gale Destroys Buildings, Ruins Crops in N. Y. Area; Remnants of Coast Storm Spread Destruction in Pennsylvania NEW YORK southeast gale, (UE) — A strong struck New York fify Thursday, imperiling shipping and property from Atlantic City, N. J., to Portland, Me. Traffic was snarled, bulkheads smashed, buildings destroyed, crops ruined and roads blocked. Two lives were lost. Ceaseless vigilance by the coast guard prevented sea casualties. There were several daring rescues. From Sandy Hook to Cape May, the beleaguered coast suffered heavy damage. High water drove 300 persons from their summer cottages at Oakwood Beach, N. J. Crop damage was heavy. Farmers in Salem, Cumberland and Camden counties faced the loss of their entire summer's work as thousands of fruit trees were broken and plants were beaten -to pieces. Fruit growers estimated 'heir loss in the three counties would exceed $200,000. Air Traffic Is Tied Up PITTSBURGH (III!)—Remnants of the gale which has swept the Atlantic seaboard for the past few days, tied up air traffic east of Pittsburgh Thursday, but conditions were ideal westward. No reports of storm damage came from western Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania railroad officials reported the Liberty Limited, an IS-hour train from Washington to Chicago, marooned between a landslide and 12 feet of water near York, Pa. It had been at a standstill for 13 hours at 6:05 a. m. PHILADELPHIA (IT.R)—Four can- oeists, who attempted to ride the Schuylkill river during the storm Thursday are believed to have lost their lives while trying to pass beneath the Girard avenue bridge. From the river banks the youths in two canoes were seen streaking down the swift current towards the bridge. A few moments later they disappeared under the structure, and when the cancos appeared at the lower side, they were floating upside down. Grappling crews were summoned but after hours of effort none of the bodies was recovered. Susquehanna Valley Swept HARRISBURG, Pa. (U-E>—The tail-end of a tropical hurricane that spread destruction thruout southern Pennsylvania was materially diminished in force Thursday as it moved northward along the Sus- quehana valley but a number of deaths was feared. All lowland areas were flooded, traffic was paralyzed thruout the night, and communication and power lines were crippled in most sections from Harrisburg south and west. Thousands of automobiles, trucks and buses were stalled on the highways. Many were overturned and rescuers sought to determine whether drivers were drowned in the submerged automobiles. Four deaths were reported in the central Pennsylvania area. Ten Die as Gale Hits Atlantic Seaboard The gale that swept up the Atlantic seaboard from Cape Hatteras to Boston, taking at least ten lives, struck with greatest fury the coasts of New Jersey and Maryland, capsizing and scattering hundreds of craft. One of the craft, the tugboat Point Breeze, is shown off Seven-Foot Knbll lighthouse near Baltimore, Md.. just before it was swept over on its side and sank. The engineer perished. DES MOINES OIE)—Fred M. 'ownall, director of university nublications at the State Univer- ity of Iowa, Thursday was an- iointed temporary director of iUblicity for the .state NRA committee. The announcement was made by State Chairman John J. Hughes. Happy Hearts (Marie Inglls); Loyal Lafayette Lassies (Mildred (Continued on Pagi Two) Pownall, who in addition to his publicity duties at the uni- ersity is also a director of the university school of journalism, has accepted the appointment only for six weeks, Hughes said. Pownall will return to the university in October. Letters of appointment were to be mailed before the end of the week to county complaint committeemen selected by the state recovery board, Hughes said. He also mailed Thursday letters of congratulation' to county chair- PROJECTS City Has Crew Laying Water Main jnen on the .speed with which the complete state was organized in the past', week. Test Your Knowledge Can yon answer a evcn of the e test questions? Turn to paqe 7 for the answers. a 1. Where was the Greek statesman Venizelos born? 2. Which are the more related: half brothers or step tncrs» 3. In which ocean are the British Cocoa islands? 4. What celebration is held annually at Cheyenne, Wyoming? 5. Who coined the phrase "Rum, Romanism and Rebellion? 6. What is the diminutive of the Spanish name Juanlta? 7. The orbit, of which planet lies between those of the earth and Mercury? g. Are American Indians American citizens? 9. Who was Laura Keene? 10. Where have most of tlu- presidents taken the oath of office? Exploring the History of Iowa" to Be Published by Tribune Times Series of Articles by State University Historian Will Begin September 4 "Exploring the History of Iowa," a fascinating series of 36 articles on the history of the land where the tall corn grows, will begin Monday, September 4th, in the Tribune- Times. The series is being prepared by one of the state's most eminent historians, Prof. John Ely Briggs of the State University of Iowa. "Exploring the History of Iowa" will present a complete picture of the development of the state from the day Marquette and Joliet viewed it from the east bank of the Mississippi up to the present This series will be interesting to every reader but will prove especially helpful to teachers and pupils in the public schools since the teaching of Iowa history is now required by state law. The articles by Professor Briggs, available only to member papers of the Iowa Daily Press association, which will be illustrated and released every Monday during the chool year, la the most comprehensive atid important, of its kind ever written on Iowa history. The author brings n. rich background to th^ task, having served M rditor of "Th* Palimpsest," publication of the State Historical society, for the last 11 years. Important to the teacher who has been groping for the proper material to present on Iowa history will be the carefully worked out plan br which this series is being presented. There will be a group of topics for every intermediate grade. The author, in writing his articles, has been guided by standard word lists so that the stories will be readily understandable by the children in the age group for which they are intended. The discovery- of Iowa, how j the Indians lived and lost their land, the settlement of the state, how the pioneers lived, how the state has been farmed and the industrial development are major topics. ' Especially important, too. will be the geographic material which will be incorporated in the series, Maps and explanations of the state's physical appearance will be highly valuable to the teacher and the student. Every phase of f.he growl h of Iowa will be covered in this highly readable series. By clipping and preserving this series, readers of the Tribune-Times will obtain o rompletn written history of thp state. I Construction and. redecorating projects in excess- of $5,000 in value are under way or about to be started in Ames, according to information gathered by the Tribune-Times Thursday. About $4,000 covers one" city pro ject which has been in progress for some time with a small crew .of men rotating at work. This is the new water main being laid in Fifth street from Duff to Burnett avenues'. ' There has been no water main in Fifth street heretofore, and buildings on the street have been served by spurs from other streets. City Manager J. H. Ames, who has been creating city work for unemployed men for the past two years, decided this job should be completed before further building activity takes place"along the street. At! Hand Labor The main is being laid entirely by hand labor, with about six men employed in shifts. This main is 10 inches in diameter and will be 1,500 feet long, it was laid on the south side of the street from Duff to Douglas avenues, crossing the street at Douglas and extending westward on the north side. Workmen have now reached Krllogg avenue. Another city construction pro ject will be under way soon. A contract was awarded Thursday to Fjare and Rullestad. 1203 Third street, for erection of a brick and tile pump house at the new recently driven at the water plant contract is for $352.40. snd the job will employ two or three men. The Ames Theater company is spending about $750 in redecorating the Capitol, Twin Star and New Ames theaters. Considerable painting is being done both inside and outside, with new drapes and some new floor coverings. Between eight and 10 men are being given employment on the job. Smoke Damages Office Joe V. Gerbrach, manager of the theater company, said that smoke from the fire Sunday night in the building adjoining the Twin Star Dates Selected For Three la. Special Polls DES MOINES (U.E)—Governor Clyde L. Herring Thursday set remodel!^ the dates for three special elec- remodeling ,. . _,, ,,„.•„„ .„•„*.•— ,•_ tions to fill vacancies existing in the Iowa legislature. A successor to Stab tative 0. J. Ditto, recently appointed highway commissioner, will be elected in Osceola county October 3. This coincides with the date of the, special senatorial election in. Benton-Tama counties to select White of a successor Vinton. to Harry Jackson county will vote October 23 on a successor to Representative Dr. S. J. Swift of Maquoketa who now is assistant state health commissioner. Clay county will vote September 26 on a successor to Frank E. Wenig, Representative who resigned had made it necessary to redecorate the theater company offices on thfl second floor. The N>w Ames theater is being conditioned rendy for opening September IS. W. A. Taylor, owner of a business building at 119 Kflfogg ave- , Is having plumbing Installed (Continued oa Page Two.) to take an appointment as state albor commissioner. CO, EM1ENT STAFF APPOINTED Steigerwalt at Head of Public Works Hans C. Pftmd, Iowa, state director of the national reemployment service, Thursday announced the appointment of the reemployment committee for Story county as follows : Chairman: Sam Steigerwelt, Nevada. Committeemcn: S. S. Hansen, G. R. Newton. Nevada; John Ames -and George .Mayo, Ames, and Bert Hill, Story City. Offices for the registration of unemployed to be used on public works projects are being established in every county in Iowa, and will compile lists of qualified unemployed, from which contractors doing public work will be required to select workers. In each county the registration offices will be under the supervision of the above rcemployrnent committee, which will assist in the preparation of the. lists of qualified workers In that, county. Mr. Pfund says, citizen 1 ? of eauh county should realize that: 1. Unemployed persons now receiving emergency relief are already registered for this employment, their app'ieatlon cards hav- ng been prepared from relief in- 'ormation and filed in tho local KELLOGG PAY CUT Sues County for $425 Back Salary George H. Kellogg, whose term of office as county superintendent of schools expires September 1, has filed suit in the Ames municipal court against Story county, the board of supervisors, the county auditor and the county treasurer, seeking to collect $425 he claims due him for salary. Mr. Kellogg is contesting the right of the supervisors to reduce his salary. He was elected superintendent April 13, 1930, after'serv- ing for several years a.3 acting superintendent, and on January 20, 1931. the supervisors fixed his salary at $2,100 a year, or $175 a. month. This was reduced by the board March 1, 1932, to $1,800 a year, or $150 a month. The superintendent in his petition claims the supervisors had no legal authority to cut his salary during the term for which he was elected, and asks that he be reimbursed the additional $25 a month for 17 months. R. E. McGee vs. Alma Davis R. E. McGee. proprietor of the McGee Motor company, has filed a resistance to the motion of Alma Davis, who asked that a suit begun by Mr. McGee seeking to foreclose a mortgage on an automobile sold on contract to Mrs. Davis be con- Continued or Page Two.) CAPITAL FEELS FULLFQfldQF POWERFUL GALF Trees Crash in Front White House; River at Recor.d High WASHINGTON, (KE) — Floods threatened lowlying sections of the nation's capital Thursday, in the wake of a tropical storm that sent trees crashing in front of the white .house, shattered windows, paraljzed traffic and disrupted power and communication systems Winds backed up Chesapeake bay waters into the Potomac river to a, record high tide mark of 29 feet. At ebb tide, water stood three feet deep in low sections of the city. Higher water was anticipated when high tide coincides with a rush of water from higher secaions of Virginia, drained by the Potomac. .: The-storm swept by Chesapeake- oa'y Wednesday across tae'••csfet*rn i shore«of Maryland and into Virginia. Galellke winds attained a velocity of 51 miles an hour. Crashing trees endangered pedestrians and traffic. Streetlights in Washington and most of its suburbs were put out of commission. In some sections of the city residence lighting was affected. Street car service was disrupted. Emergency bus service was established. Elevators failed when seepage water caused short circuits in power lines. Weather .bureau officials estimated 6.18 inches of rain fell here in 24 hours. The rainfall slackened. Wednesday night but a drizzle continued until morning. Wire communication service with the eastern Maryland shore was impossible. Fears were expressed for the safety of vacation- ists in resorts along the ocean and bay fronts. Meager reports received by the army signal corps station at" Fort Meade, Md.. indicated streets in Ocean City and other resorts had FLOODS, GALES SPREAD HAVOC I ON EAST COAST Train Crashes -Thru a Creek Bridge Near Washington (Copyright, 1933, by United Press) Floods and. high winds assailed the Atlantic seaboard from Norti Carolina to Maine Thursday, causing one major train wreck, widej. spread property ' damage and" * mounting death toll that had passe! 20 by mid-morning. 1~ Two were killed when a Ne-s^ York-New Orleans train plunge^ thru a flood -weakened brlidge neaif; Washington and it was feared morife bodies would be found ..wheiK coaches were pulled from . the,water. £• Flood conditions in. the Cheverljt.. district were reported serious. A man was reported to have drowned in front of the old Bladensburg jail, five feet of water covered the Baltimore-Washington highway,", and a number of persons were reported marooned atop buildings. The navy sent a surf boat to Bladensburg to aid in rescuing those marooned. .^ Canoeists Are Lost « Four canoeists were, believed lost! in Philadelphia, two in the New* York metropolitan area, eight inf the Norfolk-Portsmouth area and one in New England. Property damage was reported in the millions. It -was feared the death toll would be much heavier when dozens of communities, now isolated are heard from. Thursday's gale was a new storm. It marked the fifth consecutive day of bad weather which has gripped the Atlantic seaboard. Bight were known, to be dead in the Norfolk-Portsmouth area which-;,, bore the brunt of Wednesday's hur-f, ricane. "Property damage was esti^ mated at -$5,000,000 in that area,;' Communication with Norfolk wasj re-established early Thursday, but; many surrounding towns and re-': jFvjris...were isolated. . '-'"* Llrier Utnpg- to Pfcft^— | The passenger liner Madison.i battered and crippled, was convoy-*. 1 ed into Norfolk by coast guard cutj ters early Thursday. She 'lost twqy of her crew in' riding out the hurrif ; cane which caught her in its vortex", off Cape Charles, "Va., the ship?, (Continued on Page v Three) r.. been flooded, reported. Naval radio No loss of life was communications (Continued on Page Two.) DBS MOINES OLE)—-An old tradition that Iowa's weather always clears off and the sun beats down during state fair week, apparently was proving its authenticity Thursday. Temperatures Wednesday climbed to a maximum of 91 degrees at Waterloo. Predictions of Forecaster Charles D. Reed were for fair .weather Friday, the first forecast which did not threaten rain in almost a week.. Reed anticipated autumn temperatures, however. No hot wea- county office. U is (Continued oa l'ag« Two) Ames Unemployed to Form Council; Plan National Affiliation W. J. Mead of Des Moines. representative of the unemployed council of that city, addressed a gathering in the Ames city park, Wednesday night. About 60 men were in attendance. At the conclusion of his talk, a police officer escort'd Mr. Mead to the city hall where the matter of a permit to conduct the meeting was discussed. A permit for a, meeting a week ago was obtained, hut it was charged no permit had been issued for iho use of the park Wednesday nisht. No action was taken against Mr. Mead, however, aiid plans aie under "'ay for another gathering at the park next Wed- nesdny night. William Mines is acting as secretary of an Ames unemployed council, now bring formed. It Is planned to have (he local group affiliated with the state and national councils. ther was expected Friday. Wednes day's minimum temperature was 59 degrees at Inwood. Rain, which has been normal for two weeks continued in sections of the state Wednesday. At Alta a shower broi one-tenth of an inch of rain, and at Creston. an inch of rain fell. Railroad Bridge I .£? ;# Collapses; Two| Persons KiHed| WASHINGTON <HE> — A Penn? sylvania railroad passenger bound from New York: to New eans crashed early Thursday a bridge over eastern branch, ^ small, stream near here, swollen 0 out of its banks. . s'K. Engineer Arthur A. Bryde, Wasij-j ington, and Fireman. A. H. Fsy^; Havre de Grace, Md., .were killeCs . Others were reported Mlled.' Many injured were brot to Washington' hospitals. The center abuttoent of tiif bridge gave way as the train started to pass over it. Ten cars comprised the train.' Nine left the • tracks, three of them" plunging into the flood waters. Thelast car alone remained on tee-. rails. •, v Ambulances and physicians were rushed to the scene. The most crjtr ically injured were brot to hos-' pitals here, and ' other survivors* were brot in on a relief train. . • Storm Clouds Gathering Here Storm clouds were gathering over Ames early Thursday afternoon, and the temperature which had risen to S7 degrees had fallen five degrees within an hour, and appeared to be dropping further. There had been no precipitation here within the previous 24 hours. Temperature readings at. the municipal light plant were: Wednesday 2 p. m. 86, 3 p. m. SR, A p. m. 88, 5p. m. SS, 6 p. m. 85. 7 p. m. 81, 8 p.'m. 7.9, 9 p .ni 77, 10 p. m. 74, 11 p. m. 74, 12 p. m. 73, Thursday 1 a. m. 73, 2 a. m. 73, 3 a m. 72, 4 a. m. 71, 5 a. m. 73, 6 a. m. 71, 7 a, m. 72, 8 a. m. 75, 9 a. m. 78. 10 a. m. 80, 11 a. m. S3. 12 m. S6, 1 p. m. 84, 2 p m. 82. Maximum temperature Wednesday, SS degrees at intervals during the afternoon; minimum Thursday 71 degrees, 3:45 to 4:05 a. m,, and 5:45 to 7 a. m. Barometer falling slowly, read in* 29.05 inches at 2 p. m. ] Collapse of Dam May Imperil Boys ' and Girls in Camp MILFORD. Pa., (EB— Fear for :he safety of several hundred boys and girls in camps thruout the upper Delaware river valley was expressed Thursday following & warning that the bi gdam at Lake. Wallenpatighpack had sprung a" leak. The lake, with a circumference of 57 miles, drains into the Delaware valley, AUNTLINDY SAYS- ; j ~~ I The young chap who ' won't Listen to anybody doesn't need to go to college. He just naturally gets smarter 'n smarter,

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