Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 25, 1933 · Page 6
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Ames, Iowa
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Friday, August 25, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA Oo your duty Your help Is "wded NOW. Million* of men and women may suffer this win. ter if you delay. Ames Dailp Tribune -runes 1 STORY COUNTY'S DAILY VOLUME LXVII WEATHER FORECAST r, to partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday. Not much change in temperatur*. Official Ames and Story County Paper AMES, IOWA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1933. — _ _ JMW,™--. *~^*i, AUUUBT 25, 1933. United Pres. Wire Servlco KO 47 RETAIL CODE READYTOR ROOSEVELT 47 DEAD; DAMAGE MILLIONS i Tropical Hurricane L Blowing Out in Canada Copyright 19*3 by United Press A known death toll of 47 and property damage estimated at $15,000,000 were caused by hurricane which swept up the Atlantic from the tropics, cut a path across six states, and Friday had diminished into a low pressure area in Canada above Lake Ontario. A United Press survey placed the dead: Virginia 10. New Jersey 8, Pennsylvania 1], Maryland 11, New York 2, District of Columbia 4. More than a score of small communities, principally along the Maryland and Virginia shores still were isolated and it was feared the death list would mount when communications were restored. Streets in Norfolk, Washington and Philadelphia were flooded. Thousands of acres of low land in all six states were under water. Highways were ruined and crop damage will mount into minions. Norfolk, worst hit of the cities in the hurricane's path, put 350 men to work Friday to clear debris from the streets. Telephone linesmen were at work restoring lines to neighboring beach resorts, many of which were ruined. Tugs rescued about 40 passengers of the Chesapeake Bay line ship. City of Norfolk, which went aground at Poconoke sound, 50 Woodin's Son Is Critically 111 Sleeping Sickness Claims Three More Victims; Think 600 Affected St. Louis Authorities Staging Desperate Fight Against Strange Malady ST. LOUIS (U.P.)—All St. Louis physicians were enlisted Friday in a despe/ate campaign to check an epidemic of sleeping sickness which has taken the lives of 28 of its 215 known victims since July 8. Authorities sought to isolate even victims who suffered from the disease in such mild form that it was not easily recognized. _ Health Commissioner Joseph P. Bresdeck instructed physicians to re-examine all their patients. He believed sleeping sickness victims might have been diagnosed incorrectlv. Even William H. Woodin, jr., above, on of the secqetary of the treasury s seriously ill in a sanatorium at Tucson, Ariz./ where he has been undergoing treatment for heart dis- ase. mild cases were to be reported for isolation. Bresdeck estimated that approxl-«> mately 600 persons were suffering from the disease in such mild form that it had not been recognized. Three deaths were reported Thursday. Health authorities led by Dr. J. R.,Leake of the United States Public Health service, concentrated on a search for the carrier. Dr. Williams, famed etomologist, pointed to the fact that only in rare instances has more than one GRAHL APPOINTED T o Succeed Hollowel] in October miles from Norfolk, during hurricane. North-south railroad traffic, disrupted by floods and the wreck of the crack Crescent Limited which plunged thru a bridge near Washington, was restored. The Cretcent's engine crew of two was killed and 13 passengers "•fere injured. Floods had not yet receded in. North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The hurricane bad diminished greatly in intensity when it passed over the Catskill region of New York state and the principal damage was the floods caused by heavy rains. It was still powerful enough to kick up a heavy sea In Lake Ontario. The Maryland death toll stood it 11, and an aerial survey indicated terrific damage but no serious distress. Restoration of communication with Salisbury established that only one was killed when a dam broke, flooding the city. The Virginia dead included two members of the crew of the S- S. Madison, which weathered the hurricane off Cape Charle after sending out two S. O. S signals, and made Norfolk safely The other Virginia dead were in the Norfolk-Portsmouth district Says NRA Will Lead to World wide Recovery SAN FRANCISCO OJ.E)—Succes Of national recovery efforts now being made by the Roosevelt ad ministration will lead to world-wide economic recovery, Prince lyesato Tokugawa, retired president of the Japanese house of peel's, declared in an address here late Thursday "I am deeply impressed by the courage, wisdom and patriotism o) your nation," the rotund and genial prince continued. "Japan, for one, cannot stand indifferent in your efforts for common prosperity, because of the inter-dependence of our modern international life." Retired after 25 years as head of the upper house of trie imperial Japanese diet, Prince Tokugawa arrived from Okio on a leisurely plea sure journey around the world. First Place Accorded in Better Homes Ames is again the winner of the highest award in the classification the f or smaller cities in the national better homes campaign, according to word received by Miss Joanne Hansen, chairman of the Ames campaign. Better homes week was observed here May 7 to 14 in conjunction •with Veishea week at Iowa State college. There was an extensive visitation program of Ames homes and gardens, in addition to open house at the' home economics department at Iowa State, and visits tions open to the public at various college gardens and some other departments on the campus. Last year, Ames took second place, and the year before was winner of first place. Following is the letter Miss Hansen has received, informing her of the award given this city: "My dear Miss Hansen: I am very glad to be able to inform you that the Better Homes program of Ames for 1933 has been granted the highest merit award in small cities. In the latter part of August an engraved certificate will be sent to you as chairman of the committee. "The awards committee remarked upon the value of the demonstrations of the four houses, and upon the importance both to the students and to .the community of the active work performed by students in classes In interior design and homemaking in cooperation with the Better Homes campaign. The many special exhibits and the provision of home information service for visitors were very valuable features of the campaign. "Ames, under your direction, has developed a significant educational campaign for home improvement and one well adapted to meet the needs of the present economic situation. I wish, .therefore, to extend to you personally, and to all of the members of your committee and cooperating organizations, our sincere appreciation of all that has been done. ' t "With best wishes for the con- member of a family been stricken, in contending the malady may not be contagious. With but few exceptions those who have succumbed to the disease, the medical term of which is encephalitis, have been past middle age. The three new deaths Thursday were Mrs. Lucy Mattingly. 75; Mrs. Mary Garner, 68, and Mrs. Clara McClure, 54. The first distinct case was found in St. Louis county less than a month ago, simultaneously with an influx of mosquitoes. Labratory experiments have failed, however, to establish the insects as the carrier. About four-fifths of the deaths and three-fourths of the reported cases since July 30 have been confined to St. L 'Uls county and to surrounding villages. Friday, however, authorities said many of the latest cases are in the city of St. Louis, adjoining the affected areas in the county. The present outbreak, somewhat similar to the deadly African sleeping sickness, has admittedly mystified medical experts. Very "little is known of the disease and treat-. ment still is in the experimental stage. Three Die of Malady in Miss, JACKSON, Miss. (PJ>» — Sleeping sickness caused the death of three patients in the state charity hospital this week, it became known Friday. All were negroes sent here from different counties. Test Your Knowledge Can yon answer sevon of these test questions/ Turn to page eight for the answers. 1. Who wrote the tragedy "King Lear?'' ' fa 2. Who was Noddoda 3. Where is the county of Caithness? 4. Who made the famous catch of a baseball dropped from the top of the Washington Monument? 5. Nam© the :econd god of the Hindu triad. fi. Who wrote "The Talisman?" 7. During what, war was the. battle of King's Mountain fought? 8. In what harbor was the battleship Maine destroyed by explosion? !». Where is the calabash treo native? 10. What term describes an act tendlns: to Injure or Impair the dignity or respect, due a sovereign? Not Resigning Nor Inflating, Says Woodin HYDE PARK, N. Y. (U.E)—Pros- pects of currency inflation as part of the administration's economic recovery program, faded Friday when President Roosevelt and Secretary of the Treasury Woodin overhauled the fiscal affairs of the government "I am not resigning or inflating," was the word Woodin sent to news- pepermen as he prepared to depart from Hayde Park after reviewing not only government credits and maturities but the public works program as well. An executive order believed to be designed to force hoarders to yield up gold withdrawn prior to the banking • crisis was discussed by President Roosevelt and Woodin. It was believed the president would soon sign the order. tinuance and development of your excellent educational program during the coming year, I am sincerely yours. Kathrine- F. Liston. administrative assistant. Better Homes in America." Madman Slain Before Crowd In Busy Mart SAN FRANCISCO (HR)—A crazed kidnaper suddenly running amuck wounded a policeman and a woman bystander Friday before a plain clothes man killed him in a crowded street. The man, tentatively identified as Henry Jennings, was said to have been a former ferry company ticket collector. After holding William F. Wood, of Sausolito, a prisoner for five days, Jennings forced his captive o accompany him to the Crystal Palace market, a busy shopping center. There, they saw policeman McDonald. The madman suddenly Bulled a gun and shot. McDonald n the chest. A crowd of about 100 followed • •m into Mission street, where two plnin clothes .ien, passing a patrol "flr. hoard their cries. One. of the, •rflcers walked toward Jennings im! when within four fret of him, m- madman started to shoot. Thfi officers, K,l H. HorleeU, returned l,thf> Hholfi, killing Jennies. N. Y. Governor Signs Kidnaping Death Bill ALBANY. N. Y. (U.E)—Gov. Herbert Lehman Friday signed a bill making death the maximum penalty for kidnaping in New York state.. The measure, a direct result of the John J. O'Connell. jr., abduction, was passed by the extra ordinary session of the legislature. It leaves with the jury discretion to recommend death or an indeterminate sentence years to life. of from 20 DES MOINES (UJE)—Brig. Gen. Charles H. Grahl, state adjutant genera] of the Iowa National guards, Friday was appointed warden of the state penitentiary at Fort Madison Sheriff W. "H. Fraser of Jones county -was appointed warden of the state men's reformatory at Anamosa. The appointments were made by the state board of control, which has custody over the affairs of the state penal institutions. Grahl, a republican who was appointed adjutant general in 1930 by former Governor Dan W. Turner, will take office October 1 and will serve until 1935, when the appointment of Warden Thomas Hollowell expires. Hollowell resigned recently due to illness. Frazer -will succeed the late C. H. Ireland of Anamosa. In announcing the appointments, which followed two lengthy sessions during which the question of democratic patronage in the state administration was discussed, Chairman 0. H. Michael said, "Col. Glen C. Haynes was not an applicant for the position at Fort Madison and when approached Friday morning said he was not interested." Colonel Haynes had been reported as slated for the penitentiary job. • «> • " Agreement Is Near at World Wheat Session LONDON (HI!) — The world wheat conference Friday reached an agreement on the "recovery price" at which world tariffs may be altered, and was to reconvene at 5:30 p. m. to initial the draft of its pact. The compromise recovery price was set at 12 gold francs a quintal, equivalent to 63.6 gold cents a bushel, or about SO cents on the basis of the depreciated dollar. Barring unforeseen difficulties, it was expected the conference would conclude its work Friday night. Representatives of exporting and importing nations held separate meetings before the full conference assembled, to see how far they could go toward accepting a compromise to make possible a world agreement to limit export of wheat during the next two or three years. It had been thot that agreement was near when several importing nations announced they must make reservations of various sorts. Russia complicated the situation with a demand for an export quota of 90.000.COO bushels a year. Delegates of other exporting nations were -willing to grant a quota of but 45.000.000 bushels. The - Russian demand was due to pressing need of money from abroad to finance foreign purchases. TO RE-FORM LINES Younger Blood Seeks Leadership in State By HARTZELL SPENCE United Press Staff Correspondent DES MOINES, (U.E)—Remnants of Iowa's republican party are expected to meet here next Tuesday night to re-form their torn and shattered lines for the 1934 state political campaign. "Old guard" state committeemen, and the youiger hlood which ! is demanding leadership, will attend the conference, first G. O. P. gathering since the party took the i worst drubbing of its fitate history at the polls last November. What the leaders plan to do, in the vernacular of the politically wise, is "to _trot out all the horses in the stable, see which shows the most speed, and build next year's race around him." A strong appeal will be made for party harmony which would include sponsorship of only one ticket in next June's primary.. Four Seek Nomination- Four candidates definitely reported angling for republican support t in the gpvernor's race are Edwin Manning, Ottumwa mayor; W. 0. Hayes, Sioux City mayor; former Governor Dan W. Turner, and Roswell Garst, Coon Rapids,' who a s state 'corn-hog committee chairman claims to have support of farmers. With this group, republicans say, must be considered two "dark horses," Robert Colflesh of Des Moines, present southern Iowa U. S. district attorney, and Congressman Fred C. Gilchrist of Laurens. It is well kno'wn that powerful segments of the republican organization are seriously considering drafting either Gilchrist or Colflesh if the party cannot unite behind one of the four definitely in tie field. Furthermore, an undercurrent has -tarted that should Ed W. Clark, Mason €ityr-state Insurance commissioner, be" ousted by the democratic regime, he would become a power in determining personnel of the G. O. P. ticket for 1934. To date neither Colflesh nor Gilchrist has indicated willing"ness to be a gubernatorial candidate. Colflesh, former state commander of the American Legion, a young man, wise in politics, appeals to the younger crowd which since the debacle of 193?, has been more and more insistent that tie party must henceforth be commanded by a new generation. Atlantic Coast Lashed by Storm CITY, VILLAGE who weathered the congressional storm Gilchrist, democratic last year, j s considered a compromise candidate who might well suit both young and old republi- " cans Manning Claims Labor Most popular of the original four candidates, according to" republican spokesmen, are the two mayors. Manning claims labor's support. Hayes is backed by tax (Continued on Page Eight) OKEHS RIVER WORK HYDE PARK, N. Y. (U.E>—Pres- ident Roosevelt, late Thursday ap- Droved an allotment of 514.000.000 •or flood control work on the upper Missouri river. The allotment already had been approved by Sec- etary of the Interior Ickes and the public works board. Govt Declares Four-Day Halt On Hog Deal WASHINGTON (HE) — Farmers have shipped so many pigs to St Paul, Sioux City, St. Joseph, Omaha' Kansas City and Chicago to get federal bounties that the agricultural adjustment administration Friday declared a four-day respite. No corn hog program premiums will be paid on any pigs sent to these markets after Friday until next Tuesday. After Tuesday, pigs will be purchased at premium prices only j n stated numbers and from shippers who previously have obtained permission to send their pigs to the premium markets. Exact machinery for handling shipping permits wifl be announced soon, the A. A. A. said. Two new Iowa markets Friday were receiving pigs. They were located at Mason City and Ottumwa. Evidences of the Jury of the storm that lashed the. Atlantic coast from the Carolinas northward, killing several, flooding cities and towns, and doing extensive damage to property and shipping, is shown here. Above, Connecticut avenue in Atlantic City, N. J., where traffic was paralyzed and basements of homes and hotels were flooded. Below, an automobile crushed beneath a heavy tree uprooted by the 50-mile gale which struck Hempstead, Long Island. /4TIUSAT Dr. Knapp Will Confe Degrees on 53 Fifty-three degrees will be, be be stowed by Iowa State college a the commencement exercises Sat nrday morning at 11 o'clock i: Agricultural assembly. The degrees, which include 2 bachelor of science. 25 master o science, one professional and thre doctor of philosophy, will be con ferred by Dr. Herman Knapp, vice- president of the college, acting in the absence of Dr. R. M. Hughes The address will be delivered by the Rev. L. M. Boozer of Ames executive of the Iowa synod of the Presbyterian church. The invocation will be pronounc ed by the Rev. J. M. Campbell o St. Cecilia's Catholic church. A string trio which will include Mrs J. C. Oilman, violin: Mrs. Fred Dud ley, cello; Mrs. H. J. Plagge, pia no, will play the "Sailor's Chorus" from Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" as a processional and Debussy's "Romance." The exercises close the activi ties of the second term of the summer quarter at Iowa State. The list of graduates follows: Bachelor of Science Agriculture and science — Paul Knaupp of Garner. Animal husbandry — Lu Pao Ching of Kaifeng, Honan, China. Earl Steiert of Toledo. Forestry — Lawrence Gibson, of Harris. Eugene Hart of Madrid. Chemical engineering — Lawr(Continued on Page Two.) Purpose of Agricultural Adjustment Administration Is to Give U. S. Farmers Chance to Make Their Business Conform With New World By HENRY A. WALLACE Secretary of Agriculture (Copyright 1933 by United Press) WASHINGTON 7 . (UP' — Dating from May 12, when President Roosevelt signed the farm act, the agricultural adjustment administration has been at work now for about a hundred days. The purpose is to give people who grow crops, and also those who deal in them, a chance to put their businesses in ..-order and square their plans with the realities of a changed world. We have had to work hard and fast. At. times, events have ruled us; but more, often we have managed to take hold of pressing realities and give them a new direction. We, have made a fair start. There are 2,000,000 American cotton farmers. Nearly nine tenths of them have agreed to tn!<e out a lolal of 30,()00,000 ncres of cot- ton. This will reduce the 1933 cotton crop about a quarter and so avoid a catastrophic price collapse which would have kept the south on crutches, financialy and put a stay to the whole recovery program this fall. This month, with 30,000 volunteer field workers helping we are putting before the 1.200,000 American farm families that grow wheat an acreage adjustment propram for the next two years. At the same time we are Riving hop growers a clianct to reduce their potential production during the coming year by approximately two billion pounds and are pushing also toward a more balKucerl and orderly supply of tobacco, dairy products and certain special crops. Our Interests as a people are so interwoven that a rise In the cotton price is good business for farmers a thousand or nioro miles to the north and west. More money south of Memphis means, for one thing, an improver! demand for Iowa pork. Cotton cities are among the hrst markets for hogs. The wheat ami corn belts are heavy buyers of cotton, when the folks there have money to buy with. A rising priee cycle, with certain commodities leading the rise unevenly, stirs a spirit of bitterness between different groups •which I hope that ;he natural good sense of the American people •vvil) tend to temper »ml rrsfraln. Everything thai bus been done, so far by agriculture, and much that. Is to bo dour (lie coming yenr. Is In the nature of a bridge, that must bei built if \\t are to-have n restored buying power arid a. renewal of general prosperity. We are bridging over n period of great, ly diminished fon-icn dminml. To sustain r.atlonnl recovery wo must I maintain a >"olid bedrock of continued don. ^st.ic purchoslng power. If we were to try to leave the farmers out or 'hat we should get nowhere. Jr. is equally true that the farm program cannot succeed unless unemployment declines and there is a considerable increase in the incomes and purchasing power of city people. A recent study of livestock and bniter prints sbows that, such prices keep alino.M perfectly with payrolls, alilio there is n lag of two or three months. 1 hope that our farmers wi!! let Htj'f fa-'t sink into their licurls. Farmers no less tlian all other Americans should work and pray resolutely f»r I lie success of N. R. A. Kvery new day's events convince me more fully that all America, rural and urban, must recognize its ei-sential Intorsleprmlence and work not In contending factions, but as one, Fair Weather . Promised for la. Weekend DES MOINES. (UP!— Ideal picnic weather prevailed over Iowa Friday with a pleasant week-end in prospect. The state, freed of threats of rain after two weeks of mild precipitation which alleviated drouth threats over most of the farm land, was sunshiny Friday and temperatures were mild. Federal Meteorologist Charles D. Reed anticipated little change from Thursday's maximum of 91 degrees at Waterloo and minimum of 52 degrees at Iowa Falls and Inwood. The only rain Thursday was 1.03 inches at Clarinda. and .02 'iches at Lamcni. Wages, Hours Fixed| Ban Placed on Un- | fair Practices 1 WASHINGTON. (IIP)—A reTise<t- code for the nation's retailers, in£ tended to regulate the advertising^ competition, wages and hours of 1,500.000 stores employing 5,(K?0# 000 persons, was put into finafc form by the National^ Recover^ administration Friday for submisg sion to President Roosevelt. § Applying to all but food ani§ drug stores, the code was altered at the conclusion ol hearings Suns day night. & Deputy Administrator A. DC Whiteside termed it The greatest; iracie agreement ever made." Hs indicated that under the revision! it was nearly in the form in whiclf is would go to Mr. Roosevelt fofi sxecutive approval. 5 Hours Graduated & A. 40-hour work week was pre* scribed for employes of storef litherto operating 52 hours or less£. a 44-hour week Jor stores operat*' ng from 56 to 60 hour s a week! and a 48-hour week for stores opl erating 63 or more hours per week| Minimum wages of $14 lor s. week for 40 hours work, $14.50 it week for 44 hours work, and $lS a week for 4S hours was provide! in cities of more than 500,000 pop* illation. s The scale was fixed at $13 to $li in cities between 100.000 and 500£ 000. SI2 to $13 in cities between 25.000 and 100,000, $10 to $11 in cities from 2,500 to 25,000, and ia villages of fewer than 2,50.0 alt wages will be increased from Jun* 1 levels by not less than 20 pet cent if it does not require mora; than.$lo a week. A differential of ?1 a week less for workers in;., southern states was retained. Ban on Profiteering Th? code provided for no merchandise increases of laore than Si as made j^r^jfcafjr jjy ths appll-. cation of the recovery act. Appropriate adjustments of existing con- t * Shower Ends Cloudy Skies Fair skies prevailed here Friday, a brisk shower Thursday afternoon serving to clear tile atmosphere of storm threats. The night was cool and the sky wag clear. Temperatures which fell to a minimum of 60 degrees Friday morning, had risen to slightly" above he SO-degree mark in the early afternoon. Temperature readings at the municipal light plant were: Thursday, 2 p. m., S2: 3 p. m., ; 4 p. m., 77; ,5 p. m., 82; 6 p. m., 82; 7 p. m.. 7$; S p. m., 76; 9 p. m., 72; ,10 p. m., 70; 11 p. m. 5S; 12 p. m.. 67: Friday, l a. m. 7; 2 a. m.. 66; 3 a. in.. 64: 4 a u., 63; 5 a. m., 62: 6 a. m.. 60: 7 - m., 63; S a. m.. 67; 9 a. m.. 70: 0 a. m., 7i; 11 a. m., 78; 12 M. t); 1 p. m.. SO; 2 p. m.. 81. Maximum temperature Thursday 7 degrees, 11:40 t 11:55 a. ru., nd 12:15 to 12:35 p. m.: minimum "riday 6H degrees. Barometer rising slightly, rearing 29.15 inches at 2 p. m. if**-—~i»—iwb*«. I Construction | In Ames C. J. Christeusen, Ames contractor, obtained a permit at the city manager's office, Friday morning, for construction of a frame dwelling at 12f>3 Orchard drive. The house is estimated to cost $4,000. A permit also was issued to Leah T. Seollock lor moving and remodeling a hoius*. at 207 Stiite avenue, at a cost of $185. Dr. W. l(. Armstrong obtained a permit for i oust met ion of .1 frame garage allaelud to his residence at :!:<1!i Woodland avenue, to J100. racts was provided for by the National Retail Trade authority. 1 which was set up to administer ths code. The provision on advertising wa s strict. It prunlbited the "bait offer of merchandise" whereby retailers attract prospective buyers and then thru disparing sales presentation dissuade purchase of the advertised article and substitute other merchandise, on which » greater profit is realized. No reference, direct or indirect. may be made in advertisements to competitors prices, values, credit terms, policies or services. Advertisers also were forbidden to claim a continuing practice of generally underselling competitors. The trade authority would TJ» empowered to require reports froa retailers, make investigations and recommendations for the administration, supervise tee setting up of local code enforcement bodies, and act generally as a planning and fair practice agency. It would consist of representatives of the president and two each from furniture, hardware; mail order, clothing, dry goods shoe and limited price stores . The question of prison made merchandise was left open for later settlement by the trade authority. The code would become effective one week after it is signed br the president. Various kinds of retail stores were sharply defined. , $* Iowa Legislature ' Will Meet in Nov. DES MOINES (HP)—The Iowa legislature probably will be called in special session early in November, Gov. Clyde L. Herring announced Friday. The tentative date previously set by the governor had been Nov. 15. Due to excellent progress of the interim governmental revision committee now considering the complete Brookings institution recommendations, an advanced date is feasible, the governor said. AUNT LINDY SAYS- A garbage cart has two wheels and flies while a dog has four legs and fleaa

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