Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 26, 1933 · Page 4
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Ames, Iowa
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Saturday, August 26, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA Do jour duty. Your help U needed NOW. Millions of men *nd women ouiy suffer this winter if you delay. Ames Dailu STORY COUNTY'S VOLUME LXVH Official Ames and Story County Paper WSATHBI FORECAST Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday, (lightly cooler in «xtr«m« southeast portion Saturday night AMES, IOWA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1933. United Press Wire Service HO. 4* SAMUELJNSULL ARRESTED IN GREECE WHEAT NATIONS AGREE TO LIMIT EXPORT SELLING ; Will Cut Production 15 Per Cent Net Yr. WASHINGTON, (HE)—A formal announcement Saturday by Secretary of Agriculturer Wallace was expected (o speed an international wheat acreage reduction program to return prosperity to grain farmers on the four corners of the earth. LONDON, <U.E>—A world agreement to limit wheat export, signed and awaiting ratification of parliaments of some subscribing countries, was hailed Saturday as the first world wide recovery act, calculated to lead the way to general economic recovery. The agreement, child of the abortive economic conference at London, is designed to insure fair prices to fanners for their wheat and, thru a two year agreement to limit exports, eliminate the present world surplus of 440,000,000 bushels. It binds the exporting nations— the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina and Russia, along with the smaller Danublan nations —to export not more than a total of 560,000,000 bushels in the 19331934 crop year. In the 1934-1935 crop year they would reduce this by 15 per cent thru decreased production or otherwise. Provision is made for increasing the export figure in event conditions change. The importing nations agreed in return not to encourage increase of wheat acreage during the agreement period, and to seek of their parliaments lower wheat tariffs when the world price of wheat for a period of four months has reached or exceeded 63.02 fold cents a bushel, equivalent to 84 cents as '.he dollar is valued now in foreign Austria, Italy Agree on Basis Of Trade Pact ROME CH) — Austria and Italy nave agreed in principle on a trade pact of such vide proportions and importance that its signature would make Italy almost a guarantor of Austria's welfare and align her decisively on Austria's side in any threat against her, a foreign office spokesman revealed Saturday. I Proposals advanced as a basis for discussion under the agreement < in principle are: 1. Italy will concede Austria a free zone at Trieste in return for a purely nominal annual payment. 2. Austria will establish a merchant fleet under government auspices, with headquarters at Trieste. 3. Austria win concentrate her mercantile traffic and emigration at Trieste as much as possible. 4. Italy will grant special preferential treatment to Austrian imports. 5. Italy will purchase increasingly from Austria. •4. Camera Records River Drama at Philadelphia exchange- Russia's eliare of dr& e^nortr quota remain* to be worked out, and Turkey, Portugal, Esthonia, Denmark, Latvia, Finland, Holland and Lithuania did not sign for the present. Other nations made re- serrations regarding tariffs, to the effect that consent and ^action lay with their parliaments. Despite the loose ends that must be gathered up, delegates of exporting nations were enthusiastic at the successful climax to the three-year effort to better the wheat farmer's lot. Kidnapers Hold Modest Salaried Buyer of Store DENVER, Colo., OIE>—Kidnapers Saturday held a modest-salaried buyer for the May company department store here apparently in the mistaken belief he is one of the sharers in the large estate left by David May of SL Louis •who died in 1927. : The kidnap victim, Bernard Bitterman, 28, disappeared from the store here Thursday night. The last person to see him was a night watchman at the large department store who said Bitterman told him he had received a telephone call informing him of a serious accident to his younger brother, Robert. The telephone call was faked. Late Friday Alfred. Triefus, manager of the store here and a nephew of the millionaire philanthropist and founder of the chain of stores extending from Akron, O. % to Los Angeles, received a letter mailed from Cheyenne, Wyo. INVITED TO TALK ON US. AID On Program at City Managers Meet City manager J. H. Ames was advised Friday that he has been included on the program at the twentieth annual conference of the International City Managers -association, to be held in Chicago September 18-20. Mr. Ames has been asked to prepare a paper to be read "before a discussion group of city managers from cities under 15,000 population, on the subject "Cities and the Federal Administration of Public Works." Mr. Ames states, however, that he is not yet certain whether he can attend the conference. There will be much of -value, particularly in the handling of public works relief and carrying out federal aid projects in smaller cities, that would apply to Ames, he said. Acute Problems Face U. S. Cities CHICAGO—Acute problems in city .government, arising out of the depression, will be discussed at length by city managers from all LABOR HEADS AIM A rope and slippery oil barrel between him and dsath, this was the scene witnessed by hundreds of aorrifled Philadelphians when Thomas Williams fall into the turbulent Schuylkill river and fought frantically to save himself from the onrushing stream. This picture was taken an instant before Williams reached for the rope—and missed. He tried again but failed. The barrel now out of reach,.and too.tired to make another effort, Williams threw up his arms and was swept onward to his death. This photo of the tragic drama was made by William F. Springfield of tfEA Service and Acme Newspictures. Judge Scores Him for Perjury on Stand Scoring Dave Blackburn for "perjuring himself on the witness parts of the union, "who meet In I stan <J a t bis trial on charges of il- Washington Expects Early Action O - - . < f*-. --., •••>- .- • A-^.,. , On Inflation of Nation's Money THREE ARE BEHEADED MAGDEBURG, Germany (liE) — Mrs. Emma Thieme, a widow, and two accomplices were beheaded at Torgau prison Saturday for the murder of the woman's son. Mrs. Thieme, was the first woman victim of Chancellor Adolf Hitler's revival of the axe as the instrument of execution. Chicago September 18-20 in the 20th annual convention of the International City Managers association. "We have all the old problems, many of them in accentuated form, and * lot of new ones besides" commented C. A. Dykstra. city manager of Cincinnati, who is president of the * association. "It is just 25 years since the first American city adopted the manager form of government. Now more than 450 cities, including N 23 of the 93 with more than 100,000 population, are so governed. Indications are that the manager form of government is doing a good job of meeting the acid test of depression.'' A full day in which managers from scores of cities will exchange 5dea,s as to their most difficult problems, and how to solve them, opens the program. Clarence E! Ridley, executive director of the association, .predicts that three main problems will appear in this discussion: (1) unemployment relief, (2) municipal finance, (3) problems of personnel. Experts in these three fields will sum up the day's discussions. A great deal of attention will (Continued on Page Two.) legal possession of liquor, Municipal Judge J. Y. Luke, when passing sentence "Friday afternoon, threatened to take more drastic action to stop perjury on the part of witnesses in*his court Judge JCrUkeTold Blackburn that he (Blackburn)' knew, he "was guilty of the^cha/ge'wnen he took the, stand unSef -oath -and testified th^the was innocent He said, there- were legitimate^ courses opep. to-. defendants in conducting their de,- , f ense in/ criminal '.ses, and \ that . it was not necessary for "them to resort to perjury. A jury of fire women and seven men found Blackburn guilty as charged after deliberating only 12 minutes, on August 16. To Serve Two Months The court fined Blackburn $500 and costs which amounted to $37.65, covering the cost of the trial that lasted a day and a half. lu addition to the fine and independent thereof, the court ordered Blackburn imprisoned in the county jail at hard labor for five months, but suspended three months of the term. After Black(Continued on Page Three) WASHINGTON <UJB)—Early development and application of a definite administration ' money policy to synchronize with plans to increase mass purchasing power was predicted Saturday in well-in. formed congressional circles. Intimation of the administration's next move/to revive business came as representatives of the congressional inflation bloc maneuvered to compel President Roosevelt to create new money during the next session of congress. Political observers were convinced congress would vote overwhelmingly for compulsory inflation next January if prices and purchasing power then are in the same relative position as now. Enactment of compulsory inflation was avoided last session only by an administration compromise whereby Mr. Roosevelt accepted the Thomas amendment to the farm bill' authorizing,but not compelling creation 'of new money. Mr: Roosevelt has not utilized those powers. Informed senators are convinced the president has conceded the necessity for action early in the autumn. OF COAL INDUSTRY Operators Soften Old Opposition to U. M. W. By H. 0. THOMPSON United Press .Staff Correspondent (Copyright, 1933, by United Press) WASHINGTON (UJE) — The issue of the complete unionization of the country's coal mines was injected Saturday into the NRA code discussions between non-union operators and labor leaders. There were indications the operators world have to surrender in their traditional stand against unionism. John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America, raised the issue at the second day of conferences arranged by President Roosevelt in the administration's effort to arrive at a code for the harassed bituminous coal industry. There was a definite absence of antagonism to Lewis proposals. Wbile the conferences were only in the preliminary stage, the absence of a quick flare-back Indicated that Lewis had a good chance of winning recognition of his organization thruout the industry. Operators meeting with Lewis and other officials of the U. M. W. represented more than half fh°. industry's annual tonnage. Hitherto they have fought vigorously against dealing with Lewis' union. The conferences themselves represent a sharp reversal of the operators' defiant altitude when they first brot to Washington an NRA code with a clause for continuance of the company union as a means of collective bargaining. Lewis brot in the unionization question during a discussion of minimum wages and maximum hours. He told the operators that any such arrangements -would- predicated upon guarantee of recognition of the U. M. W. He cited past experiences where agreements on wages were followed by repudiations under circumstances which the United Mine Workers were powerless to prevent. The new wage schedules, Lewis insisted, should be backed by an agreement that any adjustment would be made only thru bargaining with the organization which be represents. Another cause of encouragement to labor leaders was a plea of Administrator Hugh S. Johnson to southern operators. The southern Auto Death Toll In Iowa 21 for July; 68 Yr. Ago DBS MOINES (UJ?)—Iowa's automobile death toll for July showed a decrease of 21 under figures for July, 1932. records in the office of Secretary of Statb Mrs. Alex Miller showed Saturday, Deaths resulting from injuries in automobile accidents in July this year totaled 47. A year ago, the death toll was 68. A total of 1,445 persons were injured in automobile accidents curing the month as compared to 1.039 a year ago. Records for the first seven CHIEF IS HELD FOR 01 Will Be Charged With' Bankruptcy Law Violation ATHENS <U.E)—Samuel Insull, refugee head of the once great Insull utilities organizations, was arrested Saturday at the request of the United States government. Insull. /came to Europe more than a year ago, -with his vast months of 1933 reveal that 258 enterprises in "difriculties. He persons have been killed in o,S89 Iowa accidents. During the same period of 1932, there was a death list of 290 and 7,910. AUTOS CRASH ON CURVE They predict-a synchronized ers_ seek to preserve wage differ program involving the dollar, accelerated public works expenditures and speedy realization of the benefits sought from a codification of business and industry under the'national recovery administration. Test Your Knowledge Can yon answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page 4 for ths answers. 9 1. Where is the Vistula river' 2. Who commanded the Italia on its North Polar bora? DBS MOINES (UK)—A sunny week-end over the state with warm temperatures was in prospect Saturday. Federal Meteorologist Charles D. Reed predicted generally fair weather. Only the southeastern section of the state was expected to have cooler temperatures. The highest temperatures Friday was 86 degrees at Iowa City and Albia. The lowest was 50 degrees at Inwood. The only city to report any rain was Keokuk. with .02 inches. Klp " n « 4 What is the name of the obelisk now in Central Park New York city? 5. Wha: is the geographic name of the southernmost peninsula of Italy? 6. Who wrote "Treasure island? 7. What are vital statistics' S. Name the first, president of tfaft Anifrican Red Cross. 9. In what country is the eity of Kirmanshnh? 10. Wlinl Is the nickname tor private soldiers? Fair Weather Indicated Here Enjoyable weather over Sunday was indicated by weather conditions in Ames Saturday morning, with fair skies, moderate temperatures and a rising barometer. Temperature readings at the municipal light plant were: Friday, 2 p. m., 81; 3 p. m., 84; 4 !'• m.. 84; 5 p. m., 84: 6 p. in.. 82; 7 !'• m., 78; 8 p. m., 74; 9 p. m., 71; P. m., 68; ]l p. m ., 66; 12 p. m., ; Saturday, l st. m.. 68; 2 a. m., 62; a.m., 61; 4 a. in., SO; 5 a. m., 60; 6 a - m.. 59; 7 a. m., 61; 8 a m.. 66: fl "• m., 70; 10 a. ni., 74; 11 a.m. Maximum temperature Friday, 84 Rrees, Intermittently from 3 to JM!> P. m.; minimum Snturdnv. K!) leRrees, r,;ir, to 6:25 H. m Barometer rising, ,-^dlng 203 nchea at. 11 a. m. Japanese, Chinese Negotiate at Banff BANFF, Alta. (UJR) — Japan and China, negotiating under informality of the Institute of Pacific Rela-' tions, have been seeking a formula for solution of the Manchurian question, the United Press learned Saturday. Negotiations have been carried on only informally. Delegates of the two Oriental nations are not authorized to draw up binding pacts, but are instructed to find a way that may lead to permanent peace, the United Press learned. The deadline for entries in the Tribune-Times ad-word puzzle contest to reach the Tribune office is Saturday, 5:30 p. m., and all contestants- must have submitted their entries by that time to be eligible for the $65 in prizes offered to the winners. Persons submitting their entries by mail must have them in the postoffice so they will be postmarked not later than the specified time. Winners of the first prize of $25, second prize of $15. third of $10 and the 15 prizes of $1 each will be announced immediately after the judges have made their decision. Don't forget — Saturday, 5:30 p. m. Is the deadline. Get your entry in now. AH puzzles need not be correct to be eligible for prizes. TEXAS VOTES ON DRUM REPEAL Pa Ferguson Predicts Wet Victory DALLAS, Tex. <UJ>>— The Texas electorate marched to the polls Saturday to vote on a constitutional amendment legalizing sale of 3.2 per cent beer and repeal of the 18th amendment, whose author, United States Senator Morris Sheppard, led the fight to keep the nation's largest column. state in the dry Spread of Sleeping Sickness May Delay Opening St. Louis Schools ST. LOUIS. (U.P>—Public schools may not open here September 5 when scheduled if St.. Louis is still in ihe throes of the worst epidemic of sleeping sickness in history. Thirty-two deaths and more than 250 cases of encephalitis have been reported since the, inception of the disease here July 30. Three more fatalkies were added to the growing list Friday. All efforts to combat spread of the malady have failed. ^Scientists headed by three prominent physicians of the U. S. public Health service have been unable to find the carrier of the germ and efforts to develop an immunizing serum have produced no tanr.ible results. While. ke.eplnR the schools rlo«. ed will be Ifcft up to the health Icoiijmlsslonwa ot their respective communities, many of the physicians who Friday attended the meeting of the St. Louis metropolitan health council went on record as advising all schools to remain closed until the outbreak subsides. Dr. William G. Patton, superintendent, of the St. Louis county hospital bitterly criticized the action of the council in leaving the matter up to the individual commissioners. Other physicians said they would refuse to let. their children attend if (he schools opened. Meantime, Dr. J. P. Leake. Dr. Charles Armstrong and Dr. L. L. Williams, jr., of the U. S. service,, were using every resource In an effort In locate the carrier of fhfl disease. Drinking vater IP thn only Kiibject definitely eliminated as the carrlei James E. Ferguson, former-governor of Texas and leader in the wet campaign, estimated that despite the smaller number of'oallots expected to be cast both wet Issues would pass by a large majority. It was anticipated that 700,000 votes would be cast At the general election in 1932 approximately 850,000 votes were tabulated. Lack of poll tax. receipts will keep many thousands from casting ballots. Lack of Color Unlike the fervid campaign o f 1S87 when Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, injected himself In the Texas wet and dry campaign, the contest has been lacking in color. Gone are the preat and mighty generals of Tex;<s politics who battled feverishly over the issues of that prohibition flection. "Farmer Jini" Ferguson, husband of Gov. Miriam A. Ferguson and nominal head of Texas democracy, and Senator Sbeppard (Continued on P.'.KO Three) entials, and retaining an advantag over the northern operators in com petitive marketing. Johnson, reciting Mr. Roosevelt' wishes for early agreement in th< highly controversial coal situation asked the southern operators to do everything in their power to hasten satisfactory settlement. Johnson asserted prolongec wrangling would not be tolerated and indipated progress was being made. He said he was prepared to im pose a code if necessary but indi cated that, in bis opinion, such ac tion would not be necessary- Johnson also made it clear that the coal negotiations would not >e considered a success if they did not contain provisions for settling labor difficulties during the life of the code. Lewis is arguing that recognition of the U. M. W. on a broad basis would constitute all the necessary guarantees for machinery of this type. Action on a long-delayed code for the automobile industry was expected Saturday. The first code submitted by manufacturers was rejected after Donald R. Richberg. general NRA counsel, termed its labor provisions unsatisfactory. .Administrator Hugh S. Johnson paved the way for settlement of the industry's unionization dispute Wednesday when he issued an official interpretation of the collective bargaining sections of the recovery act. Six Hurt in Headon Collision Six persons were injured in a headon collision between two automobiles at the Erickson curve on the Lincoln highway a few miles west of Ames in Boone county, about 6:30 p. m; Friday. All of the injured were cut and bruised, but it is not expected any of the injuries will prove serious. The injured were: Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Countryman, 2728 Lincoln way. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Scharfenberg and two sons, of Traer, Iowa. Both automobiles were badly damaged in the collision, the impact of the crash caving in the left front part of both cars. The Scharfenberg car was new. Mr. Scharfenberg is a rural mail carrier at Traer, and was returning home with his family from a rural carriers convention in Des Moines. They had driven north on Highway No. 60 to the Ledges State park, and continued north on the same highway until reaching the Lincoln highway before turning east. Mr. and .Mrs. Countryman also were going to the Ledges, and were just turning from the paved highway to the dirt road short cut at the Erickson curve. The sun was shining in Mr. Countryman's eyes, and he said he did not see the other car when he started to drive off the highway to the left. All the injured were brot to Ames where they were treated in the offices of physicians. The cars were towed to Ames garages. Jurors Drawn For September Term of Court NEVADA — Notices have been mailed to 50 Story county people, 20 ofthem in Ames, who have been drawn as trial jurors for the September term of Story county district court, which convenes here Monday, September 11 to continue for six weeks with Judge O. J. Henderson of Webster City presiding. Trial jurors will report for duty at, 1:30 p. m. Monday, September IS, while the grand jury will report on the first day of the term. Those who have received notices are: DBS MOINES. (t'.Ri—Senate file 111. ratified by the Iowa legislature this year to allow the state super" intended of hanking to take charge of statf banks and operate them on restricted basis, has passed its first, constitutionality test. Judge Shanlvlanrt, ruling on the case in connfotion with a suit brough' in Polk County District court hy five plaintiffs to recover more than ?S.MO from the Bank of Ankpny. a state bank formerly under S F, 111. derided dial: "If this plaintiff could maintain such an notion, while the hr.r.k v,T,5 In tin-, hands of the superintendent of banking, a thousand other de- I positers could do the, samo thins Sioux County Turns Down Road Program ORANGE CITV O>—There will be, no $2,000,000 road program in Sioux county. ,,„„,„*,r, ,,.,..> - „ Citizens Friday turned down by (-and thereby Kopardlzp the. inter"more than 1,200 votes a special ests of the" depositors a s well proposal 10 issue $1,500,000 In the hank and (lie Individual m county bonds, to which the. federal government, would add around ?I50,000 for Renenil Improvement of tl » county'» roads, the hank and the Individual members of the copartnership." Ho sold that S. F. Ill hid been designed Kpwlffe.nlly " to prevent auch a catastrophy." Ames — George Boland. Mrs. Charles Dawson, 0. L. Egemo, Mrs. Jane Eldridge, H. C. Hennick. J. M. Howell, Balus Howand, Harold Jameson, Mrs. J. A. AlacLean, Mrs. Robert McCormick, Emily W. Mellor. Mrs. Floyd Velson, Mrs. George Pierce, Fred 'orter, Mrs. R. W. Richie, T. H. tidenour, Donald Rose, Clarence peck, Anna Steele, Mrs. Helene Trauger. Nevada — Sybil Danskin, G. D. 'reuch, Everett Kali I, Charles ^chultz, Homer Wright, W. W iy. Huxley — A. C. Anderson, H i. Larson. Sheldahl — E. W. Berggren. McCallsburg — Meyer Brekke ohn Hauptly, Jesse Jorstad, Mrs R. Morris, F. E. Nail. Maxvell — Caroline Cutumings D. L. Ray, George Rupp. Roland — J. F. Christian, E. H. Matheson, Mrs. John E. Sampson, Leslie Wierson . Story City — L. A. Dale, F. A. Fuller, Clarence, Thompson, Mrs. Charles Tressler. Collins — - Esther Downing. Mrs. Jessie Hale. Zearing — Omar Bool. Kelley — - Leonard Thompson. Cambridge — John Young, Manchoukuo Sends Protest to Moscow HSI.NKIXG, Manchuria <l'.R>— The Manchoukuo government formally piotested to the Russian consul- general here Saturday against. "numerous soviet outrages" on the frontier during th« past. year. Twenty-two Manclnnlans and four white Russians were listed in the protest as having been nuird- 1 ered. Kidnaping*, looting nml burn- 1 Ing of MaRoln.Ttan villages and was reported first in Paris, then he went to England. Finally be took refuge here where at the time there was no effective United States-Greece extradition treaty. InsuU's passport was declared void by the state department in January. He applied for Greek citizenship. Refusing to return, to the United States, he was given permission to remain here until 1934. Insull on his arrest Saturday was charged with a violation of the federal bankruptcy laws. Under section 25, article 2 of the Greek-American extradition treaty Insull will be detained for 60 days, after which he would be set at liberty unless the United States meantime produced duly ratified papers of prosecution. Officers of the general security service arrested Insull at the Grand Bretagne. Athens' most luxurious hotel, on a warrant issued Saturday morning by the court of appeals. All papers in the utilities magnate's room were seized. It was learned that Insull- planned to retain the same lawyers who defended him when he was before the appeals court previously—former Deputy Christos Ladas and the American Express company's lawyer, Demetrios La- zarimos. Mrs. Insull is believed not to be in Athens! '; Insull completely-lost his composure when he was arrested. He was taken to police headquarters. Indictment Is Suppressed CHICAGO <U.E> — The indictment under which Samuel Insull was arrested Saturday in Greece was returned June i but was suppressed. It charged violation of the bankruptcy act. A similar indictment was understood to have been returned against Martin J. Insull, a brother and a former official of companies in the Insull utilities empire which collapsed -with many millions of dollars loss to nvestors. Martin Insul! is now; n Canada. . The rearrest marked anotie? step in the long and bitter battls waged by the United States government to force the-' return of Samuel Insull to Chicago for trial. A previous attempt to extradite him failed. The latest federal action was taken to conform with the inter-* national extradition treaty. A,' ruling by the attorney general invalidated an indictment voted February 27, 1933. charging that IS officials and directors of Insull companies violated the mail fraud act. Sixteen of those indicted, including Samuel Insull, jr., surrendered on the mail fraud charge and are at large on $10,300 bond. An unsuccessful attempt was made to return Samuel Insull from Greece and aa extradition hearing to retura Martin J. Insull from his Canadian refuge was recently coa- tinued. WILL ARBITRATE CHICAGO <r.E> — Milk price differences between dairy farmers and metropolitan dealers was left to arbitration Saturday after conferences extending over a week, failed to brin?: results. Farmers demanded that the present price of $1.75 per hundred-weight be increased to S2.21. AUNT LINDY SAYS- other disorders were Modem woman not only keeps up with man but if she's driving any kind of a car at all she keeps ahead of him.

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