Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on August 29, 1933 · Page 5
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Ames, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 29, 1933
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Rr Sign Up With NRA l»o your duly Your help la needed N0W. Millions of men «od wotuea uxy suffer this winter If you delay. Ames Daily Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY VOLUME LXVH Official Amc» and Story County Paj*r AMES, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1933. United Pr«M Wlro 8«rvlc» WEATH1 FOMOAft Generally fair I* partly ckmdy 1* noMtfcera Tuesday oigfct and Partly warmer W«d»e«dajr aad Ml extreme nwttme*t«ra Tuecday Bight. MO. 60 REFORMS PROPOSED IN IOWA TAXES CAMPAIGN GETS UNDER WAY HERE Every Home in County Will be Reached by Workers A house to house solicitation for signers in the NRA consumers campaign was under way in Ames Tuesday, and will be pushed thru to completion by Wednesday night if possible. j Decision to conduct the drive at once, while similar drives are under way in all parts of the United States, was made at a meeting of women representing all wards of the city, held Monday night at the home of Mrs. Thomas F. Crocker, chairman of the Story county consumers campaign. The drive is being extended rapidly into all parts of the county. Woman from Nevaua, Huxley. Slater, and Gilbert were in attendance at the meeting here Monday, and assured prompt action in their commTinities. Mrs. Crocker is making & direct contact with women in other communities, and is also or- r Cheering News From R R. j -Mrs. W. A. Thompson, a solicitor in the first ward in the NRA consumer campaign, reported at 3 p. m., Tuesday that she had completed the territory assigned to her and had obtained almost unanimous cooperation from housewives whom she asked to sign the NRA consumers pledge. Only one woman refused to sign the pledge, Mrs. Thompson reported. ganizlng a consumers canvass in the rural districts. S«ek 100 Pet Support The aim is to obtain a 100 per cent support ot the NRA by the women of the county thru pledges to patronize merchants and other business * firms *too display the Tflue eagle as NRA members. Baca consumer will be asked to sign the "Consumer's Statement at Cooperation" which reads as follows: "I will cooperate in reemployment by* supporting and patronizing employers and workers who are members of NRA." When the consumer hajs signed this pledge, he will be given the consumer's blue eagle emblem to display, showing he has done his part. Ames Ward Chairmen Ward chairmen were selected in, Ames as follows: First ward, Mrs. Carl Little; second ward, Mrs. Philip Damon; third ward, Mrs. Fred Colby; fourtL ward, Mrs. W. L. Barter. Workers are being enlisted for the block by block canvass thru various women's club organizations. The following clubs already have agreed to provide helpers, the Ames Woman's club, Faculty Women's club, Clark Avenue club, League of Women Voters and the Neewol- lah club. Mrs. Earle S. Smith is in charge of this cooperative work on the part of women's organizations. Radio NRA programs are to be arranged over WOI, under direction of Mrs. Blair Converse. Details of these will he announced as soon as completed. Other Towns In Line Women who attended the meeting Monday night from other towns and pledged their support in pushing their local consumer campaigns were: Mrs. G. A. Stiegler, Slater; Mrs. G. W. Halley, Huxley: Mrs. John A. Hansman, Gilbert; Mrs. J. A. McCall, r Mrs. Clinton Price and Miss Nellie McNichol of Nevada. By the end'of this week, it is expected that every home in the county will be reached in the drive for NRA consumers. At the same time, the countrywide campaign to reach all business places and other employers lot yet signed up under the president's reemployment agreement, is being organized by City Manager (Continued on Page Two) THRO BRIDGE; 7 KILLED Approach Washed out by Flood Waters of Creek j TUCUMCARI, N. M. (U.E)-—The eastbound Golden State limited of the Rock Island lines plunged thru a flood-damaged bridge near here Tuesday, killing at least seven persons and injuring more than two scoree. Near Tucumcari, flood waters of Petra creek carried away the east approach of the railroad bridge and damaged the track for several rail lengths. The engine of the limited catapulted thru the weakened structure, carrying with it two baggage cars, a day coach and a tourist sleeper. The locomotive plunged into the soft bank on the east side of the creek and almost buried itself in the mud. The other cars piled up about it in the creek bed, one of the baggage car/ tilting at an angle of 45 degrees. ' Six passengers, and the engineer C. J. Cross were Plans for #2,000,000,000 "Buy Now" Campaign to Inject Stimulant to Business Considered by NRA "The downhill drift of America has definitely turned and become the tfpward surge of America . . ." Thus, for the first time since he entered the white house, President Roosevelt struck an optimistic note when, as shown here, he told 5,000 Dutches^ county neighbors at Vassar college, Poughkeepsie. N. Y., that the NRA campaign was accomplishing its purpose by bringing the country back to better times. CUBAN EXECUTIVE IS Public Works Job Bureau to Be Set Up Soon A flood of applicants for jobs trader public -works projects in Ames and elsewhere in Story county has swept down upon the county reemployment committee, and has found the committee un- tion for a. constituent assembly prepared to handle them, J. H. Two Ministers Seek Quick Election HAVANA <HE)—President Carlos Manuel de Cespedes faced a serious cabinet crisis Tuesday over demands that he call an elec- killed. Their bodies were brot here. James Randall, fireman, was missing and believed buried beneath the locomotive or washed downstream in the rushing flood waters. It was feared that some of the passengers might have met a similar fate. Survivors said they saw bodies washed down the creek. The chair car was almost completely submerged. The stream washed over a part of the tourist sleeper. Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these to 0 «« 5 P 9e test questions? Turn for the answers. 1. What is kelp? to enact constitutional reforms and arrange for immediate general elections. De Cespedes' two most powerful cabinet ministers, Secretary of State Carlos Saladrigas and Secretary of Treasury Joaquin Martinez Saenz, dined with him at the presidential palace. A third guest was Juan Guitenas. All three are members of the directing cell of the secret revolutionary society ABC, and it was reported reliably that they told the president the ABC members would leave the cabinet and cease all partieipatios in his regime unless he called constituent assembly elections before the general election he has proclaimed for next February. Ames, member of the committee of which County Engineer Sam Stiegerwalt Tuesday, is chairman, stated Ames Library Under NRA on September First The Ames public library wil be administered under the NRA code beginning Sept. 1, 'the library board decided at a meeting held Monday night. The enrollment under NRA wil! involve no shortening of the library hours. Librarian Letha M Davidson said Tuesday, but the reduction of the hours of all full- time workers to 40 hours per week will result in the employment of more part time help. Salaries will remain at the same rates in all cases. Three full time workers, including Miss Davidson and three part time workers now are employed. The library hours now are from 9 a. m. to S p. m. but beginning Sept. 1, the library will be open each week day from 9 a. in. to 9 p. m. It will bo closed all day Monday, Labor day. Beginning Sept. 17, the library be open from 2 to 5 p. m. each Sunday for reading only, as has been the custom in past years. No books will be lent on Sunday. Mr. Ames desired that announce ment be made regarding the committee and its functions at this time. Mr. Stiegerwalt expects to summon the r committee for a meeting in Ames very soon, and in the meantime is anxiously awaiting further instructions and necessary supplies from the state reemployment headquarters.. Up to this time, the committee has had no instruction on proceeding with listing applicants for public works jobs. According to provisions of the federal government, contractors must hire men listed with the county employment committee on public works' projects receiving federal aid. Just as quickly as further instructions and supplies are received, announcement of the time and place for filing applications will be made, Mr. Ames said. It is probable "the county employment bureau will' be located in. Ames. Eight Killed in Airplane crashes AMARILLA, Tex. OIE)—A passenger and. mail plane of th Trans-Continental' ana Western air lines was found wrecked nea Quay, N. M., Tuesday with fiv< persons killed. The plane was bound for Albu querque and Los Angeles when It crashed 20 miles south of Tu cumcari, N. M. Officials said th dead were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gore and their three-year-ol< grandson, Howard -Morgan, chie pilot and >V- G. Barcus, co-pilot At San Antonio, three armj fliers were killed in a mid-air plane collision near Randolph field Tuesday. Those killed were Lieut. Harley Grater, Lebanon Ind.; Cadet William Casche, Chi cago, and Cadet Harold Sandberg By H. O. THOMPSON (U. P. Staff Correspondent) jp.vright 1988 by United Press) WASHINGTON <IiE>—A plan to inject ?2,000,000,000 worth 'of new business into America's commercial life thru a concerted "Buy Now" campaign was considered Tuesday by. the national recovery administration. The plan would be carried out on a quota basis, with the amount of new purchases allocated to cities and towns in the manner of war-time allotments for liberty bond sales. Tbe actual buying would begin when the entire $2,000,000,000 bad been underwritten in agreements to buy automobiles, clothes, furniture and the hundreds of other commodities whose sales have dwindled during the years of depression. An idea of how much $2,000,000,000 in buying would mean to business Is gained from a comparison with the entire export sales for the year 1930. which amounted to 13,843,000,00. At a signal from Washington an army of volunteer purchasers would troop to the stores to buy and start the wheels of industry turning. The purchasers would receive double benefit. They would have the advantage of present low prices in most fields, and they would know that a tremendous volume of purchases such as this could not help but better conditions thruout industry as, a whole. NRA officials are investigating the plan from all angles and so far it has received considerable support. Indications were that something of the kind would be attempted. The plan was devised by a Con- norsvtlle, Ind., man who reported that he had tried it in his own community with success. The part that appealed particularly was that no purchaser would be expected to spend his money until it became certain the entire $2,000,000,000 had been subscribed. In this way no one would feel that he was being called upon to do something from which his neighbor would be excused. The present NRA machinery set up to deal with state, city and community groups in spreading the "Blue Eagle" doctrine could be swung into effective action in a "Buy Now" drive. Before the plan is acted upon definitely, NRA officials wisfc to be able to assure prospective purchasers of adequate banking support. That phase of the campaign was being studied by government banking and credit experts. Four Get Sentences on Liquor Charges NEVADA—Joe Mackey and Hans Fronsdahl of Slater were sentenced to 30 days each in Story county jail and George Lyle and JTelmar Halverson, also of Slater, were fined §25 and costs each when they pleaded guilty to charges of intoxication before Justice Dana here Monday morning. Fronsdahl and Halverson were arrested Saturday night by the marshal at Slater while Mackey and Lyle were arrested Sunday morning at Slater by Sheriff J. R, Hattery. JAPS SLAY 150 MUKDEN, Manchuria. (UJR) — 2. In which book of the Rin n thflf ° Ur described - ,. h , . e 3 TVhat is the title of the chief magistrate of a city in Ge • many? 4. What export taxes does the U. S. government levy? 5. Name the greatest Italian composer of the nineteenth century. 6. What does the word "sibling" mean? 7. Who was William Thomson, first Baron Kelvin? S. What bulldliiR in Washing- ion, D. C. was erected to the memory of "'c heroic women of the Civil war? Some people are finding a iready solution for the problem of what to do with increased leisure time under the NRA provisions, as Miss Davidson reports an increase in the number of men who use the library since working hours have been shortened in Atnes. Increased leisure Is being spent wisely by many people in recreational reading and in some cases in the study of more serious books. 10. Who appoints thw general ol the Philippine Islands? IOWA ATHLETE KILLED ST. LOUIS, <U.R>—Kdgard Crop- Per. University of lova athlete, wn« killed, and two companions were seriously Injured in nn auto- mobile.accident horo Tuesday. The injured \vere. l. M Sehe.ll of Jeff or.'•on (,lty, Mo., nntl Thomas H. Duff of St. Lotifo. Japanese soldiers raided a wedding feast of the bandit leader Chang Shan-hao ,at Szupashih Tuesday, slaying 150 of Chang's henchmen. Gold Embargo I Changed by New Roosevelt Order HYDE PARK, N. Y., OLE)—President Roosevelt Tuesday issued two executive orders modifying the gold embargo and promulgating regulations for the establish ment of a regulated market for newly mined gold. The first order authorizes the secretary of the treasury to accept newly mined gold on consignment for sale thru the federal reserve banks. • The order provides specifically that such sales may be made "by export to foreign purchasers." The second order provides for the registration thru the internal revenue collectors of all gold holdings, both coin and bullion. The gold consignment sales may be made only in such amounts as the treasury may approve. "Such sales shall be made at a price which the secretary shall determine to be equal to the besf price obtainable in the free gold markets of the world after taking into consideration any incidental expenses such as shipping costs and insurance," the first executive order said. Another section provides for the permissie export of "articles fabricated from gold pursuant to this executive order. Price-fixing Issue Raised As One Code Is Discused for Retailing WASHINGTON O>- A definite movement to bring all retail stores under one master code is under way in the national recovery administration. One of the first, issues it must face is "price-fixing."' The retail drug code, now undergoing its fourth revision, provides the "right of contract" under which retailers and manufacturers may agree on sales prices. It also stip ulates a maximum discount of 21 per cent, from the manufacturer's base price for trade-marked mer- chandis?. the right of contract clause is said to have been written In to pro- tee.t. the Independent merchant, from rhain stor* competition. It, specifies that nothinR In the nnti-trusl la-.\s sltnU he dt'tmod to prevent tiio retailer from exercising such right. An NRA statement points out that courts have long held that such agreements were illegal. The code for retail trades, except food and drug stores, prohibits sale of goods below the net invoice delivered cost or current market delivered cost, plus 10 per rent for "labor costs.'' Both codes bad public, hearings last week an,1 are now being scanned by industrial, Inbor and consumer advisors of NHA, Officials of the consumers' board said Monday that It might he taken for granted that tho : oard would follow the time-honored stand of the consumer nsninst "any klrirt r,f price-fixing." The Inlior lionrrt, ;illh'i nn! '!( fi nltely Interest H in salrn cwis or Coal Operators, Union Agree on Basis Foir Code WASHINGTON, <UJE>—The National Recovery administration was within striking distance of its first objective Tuesday, virtually assured of having all basic industries under the Blue Eagle'by Labor Day. Recovery Administrator Hugh S. Johnson announced settlement of one of the nation's most longstanding disputes between capital and labor Monday night when he revealed operators of non-union soft coal mines and leaders of the United Mine Workers had reached a basis of agreement on a code for the bituminous coal industry. Codes for the,.ail, steel, textile and automobile industries already have been promulgated. Johnson said all that fetood between a coal code was agreement on wording. Until then,. he said, none of the.. details of the code would be revealed. Tfae agreement was understood unofficially to involve recognition, of the union, long opposed by the operators, and a compromise between the union's insistence on base pay of ?5 a day and the operators' proposal, reportedly materially les's. Negotiation of an agreement ob(Continued on Page Two.) INSTRUCTIONS H. S. Registrations to Be Next Week Instructions to pupils w.ho will be enrolled in the Ames public schools this fall were announced Tuesday by Superintendent M. G. Davis. The schools will open in all departments on Monday, September 11. Registration of high school and junior high school students will take place next week, according to the following schedule: Twelfth grade: Wednesday morning, September 6.. beginning at ' 8 o'clock. Eleventh grade: Wednesday afternoon, September 6, beginning at 1 o'clock. Tenth grade: Thursday morning, September 7, beginning at 8 o'clocX Junior high bchool students will register at their respective buildings Thursday, September 7, as follows: Ninth grade, 9 a. m.; seventh ;rade, 10 a. m.; eighth grade, 11 a, m. Students are requested not to come later in the day. All senior high school students will be required to pay 75 cents ;owel fee at the time of registration. Football players must pay an additional 35 cents towel fee. Tuition Reduced Rural students entering Ames, ICKES APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF OIL Roosevelt Entertains Norman at Tea HYDE PARK, N. Y. fULE) — President Roosevelt Tuesday appointed Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes as administrator for the nation's oil industry. Ickes will bead the planning and coordinating committee for the industry-in administering the code it recently signed and also supervise price fixing. Within the next 24 hours Mr. Roosevelt will name the 15 members of the planning and coordinating committee from a list of 50 or more names submitted by Ickes who Tuesday morning completed his discussions of the oil situation and public works. Ickes, who also is public works administrator, departed immediately by plane for Washington to set in motion by Sept, 2 the machinery Ibr" carrying out the supervision of the oil industry. Mr. Roosevelt also completed a discussion on patronage begun Monday night with P.ostmaster General James A. Farley. It was understood they discussed 40 or 50 postoffice appointments but no decisions were reached. It was felt by some persons that Mr. Roosevelt and Farley were prepared to settle upon the three District of Columbia com- misisonyships but at the conclusion- of his conference Farley insisted the subject did not come up. Political observers commented on the administration's strategy in side stepping the complex stabilization question upon the visit to Hyde Park of Montagu Norman, governor of the Bank' of England. Norman was brot here by George Harrison, head of the federal reserve district of »New York. . Mr. Roosevelt defeated what ever intentions Norman migh have had of discussing stabiliza tion by turning the meeting into a tea party and keeping it as such. "Stabilization was not even mentioned," Stephen T. Early white house secretary declared. (Continued on Page Seven) Court Upholds Validity U. S. Farm Aid Act WASHINGTON (U.E)- —District Supreme Court Justice Daniel O'Donahue upheld the validity of the agricultural adjustment act in a test case Tuesday, dismissing the injunction petitions of two Chicago milk retailers seeking to restrain Secretary of Agriculture Wallace from enforcing the Chicago milk marketing agreement. Attorneys for the Economy Dairy company and Milton Beck, dairy operators near Chicago, indicated- they would seek an immediate review by the United States supreme ,court. Justice O'Donahue's decision sustained the constitutionality of the emergency farm legislation on the ground "that a national emergency exists and the welfare of tiie people is-at stake." FAVORS LEVIES ON General Property |Tax Would Net 70 Per Cent Detailed recommendations contained in. the Brookings report on Iowa tar revision jr are printed on page 5. § By LOREN DONELSON I United Press Staff Correspondent DBS MOINES OLD— Sweeping r|? forms in Iowa's tax machinery were advocated Tuesday by tbp Brookings institute of Washingtof in a report presented to threejjtaS tax revision research, committeefc The institute, hired by the stati for $25,000 to work out tax renovations which can be presented ta~ the forthcoming special assembly, made the following suggestions: 1. Maintain the general prop. erty tax to provide around 70 per cent of the state's total revenue, rather than SO per cent as at present 2. Build an intricate system to tax almost every business establishment, to yield around $12,500.000 annually. 3. Adopt a general personal ia- come tax which every self-supporting wage earner would pay t» yield between $5,500,000 and $8,000,000 annually. 4. Revise tax collection machinery to abolish township assessors. 5. Tax cigars, smoking tobacco and theater admissions, to yield between $2,375,000 and $2,600,000 annually. Committee Summoned The report, long awaited by state officials pledged to tax revision as the first order of business in the special V**islaturf which convenes arou*;; - ' ;ov- ered some 300 type", ------ . To receive it, the interim A burglar discovered the (Continued oa l'ag»i Two) senior and junior high schools from he ninth thru thu twelfth grades, will not be required to pay any tui- ion in addition to that paid by heir districts, this year. The board f education recently reduced the uition fee to meet the maximum amount districts will be permitted o pay under the new state law. Senior and junior high school tudents will receive textbook lists t the time of registration, and will >e required to secure their books >efore the day school opens. Sec- lid hand books "ill be on sale at he three buildings during the eriorts of registration. Principals of elementary schools lll register it their various of- ices all pupils K bo are to enter indergarten. am; new pupils coming to Ames for tho first time, Frl- day morning, September S, beginning at 9 o'clock. All those, conilftg to Ames from Fdiools in other cities should brine with them on registration da> 'heir promotion cards or credit*. Make-Up Examinations AH pupils who expert to take special make-'ip examinations to pass off deflnVnrles must make application for Hils prlv'lefie at. the superintendent''^ office. These ex- will I •• en en in the sup's oi'ii^e '•' N:."O a. m., (Continued o:> Page Four) Keith fruit store on Main street, about 10 p. m., Monday, escapee thru a back door and outran his pursuer. Police then were notified and were given a good description of the man, who is believed to have been an unemployed man seeking food for his family. Two bags filled with fruit and vegetables were abandoned by the man in the store, but he is thought to have between $2 and $3 in cash. Entrance to the store wag gained thru an adjoining stairway. When the man was discovered by an employe of the store, he fled to the back door with the other man in close pursuit. But he made good his escape into the night. In leaving the store, he ran past a truck in which another store employe was asleep, waiting to make a midnight drive to Marshalltown, Will Announce Prize-Winners in Ad Contest 17,000 Gully Dams Stop Nature's Waste With 3,200 men enlisted in the forest army in Iowa, scattered about the state in 16 camps, there has not yet been planted a single tree in this state. But there ha:e been built 17,000 erosion dams in gullies on Iowa farms to stop the ruinous waste ot fertile soil. This is in brief the story of the work of the civilian conservation corps as told before the Auies Rotary club Monday noon by Prof. G. B. MacDonald, director of the conservation work in Iowa, and .Prof. Quincy \. Ayres, who is directing the soil erosion projects. These men addressed the weekly Rotary luncheon in the Sheldon- Munn hotel. Prof. MacDonald spoke first, de- .scribiug the general phases of the conservation - reemployment projects of the federal government. Prof. Ayres told the Rotarians it was thru the direct personal efforts of Prof. MacDonald that President Roosevelt accepted soil erosion control on private lands as a part of the conservation program. • Ames May Get Camp Mention was irade by Prof. Mac Donald of the tentative plans for continuing the conservation work for another six months after De cember 1. He said he hoped Iowa could double the number of corps camps now scattered over the state He said Iowa at least will have more than the present 16 camps and that he expected to have one located at Ames. There are severa projects here he expects the con servation corps to carry out. The organization of the conser vation army work in Washington is rather confused, Prof. MacDonalc said, with four distinct departments involved in the work, the department of labor, the war department, department of agriculture and department of the interior. The setup In Iowa is less complicated, with the Iowa state conserva- lon organizatin and the U. S. Mill- ary authorities in charge. The military forces attend to the hous- ng, feeding, hospltalizatiou, recrea- Ion and similar activities for the men enlisted in the corps. The tate organization plans and sup(Continued uu Pagy Two) Winners in the Tribune- Times ad-woid puzzle contest which ran for 13 weeks recently, a new puzzle appearing each Saturday, will be announced in Wednesday's issue of the paper. Three judgos will select, winner;) of (he firs! prize of $25, •the second prize of $15, the third prize of $10 and the IS prizes of $1 each. Decision of the judges "ill be final.. A law mill,er of entries Imve been reedved In the contest, ninny of Hieni from persons out fit (lie state nlio received nnd n'Mil the. Tribune- mittee on reduction of rte' ^^ exjxeatfitUJF^ spto er by Will F. also invited attendance of the legislative committees of .both, nous* and senate. The two greatest departures from traditional policies advocated by the Brookings experts^vere ea-~ dorsement of the net income tax, for which Sen. George Pattersoa, republican, Burt, has fought for years; and the business tax. Patterson's measure would havf taxed net incomes at a rate ranging from 1 per cent on the first ?1,000 to 10 per- -cent above $16,000. The Brookings report considered these too high, and sug« gested a range of from one-half of one per cent on the first ?1,000 aad one to five per cent up to $5,08fJ« It did not mention incomes oy'ei; this amount, but said that "taxable net income should- includtf dividends, but should not includ* capital gains or exclude capital losses. Every self-supporting individual should be required to pay, at least a minimum tax." Restrict Exemptions If any exemptions were allowed, the institute said, "they should restricted to returns on the taxable income did not .exceed the amount of exemption, but th« tax should not be greater than th« (Continued on Page Two.) Suggest Forfeiture Clause in U. S. Aid for Public Works HYDE PARK, N. Y., (UJ?)—-The possibility of a forfeiture clause in public works allotments anless morn speed in carrying out the propects was made was discussed Tuesday between President Rooso- veil and Secretary of the Interior JeVes. Ickes said that the government was operating without delay in allotting the. millions available for public works but that tho sloping up process came from other sources. , Hawks Plans New Air Dash; Seeks 200-Mile Speed CHICAGO, (IIP) —Capt. Frank Hawks, will t,tart froa here Thursday in a tri-city air dash to Lo* Angeles, Seattle and return here, it was announced Tuesday. The flier expects to average at least 200 miles an hour on his 5,00? mile jaun. and to be back in Chicago Friday. His flight will test further the "robot" pilot which he has used recently. On a flight Monday from New Haven. Conn., to Rockford, HI., where he addressed the American Legion convention committee, Capt. Hawks set a new record time of five hours and 40 minutes. AUNT L1NDY SAYS- Of course most of tig are I just plugging along but we've known plenty of plugs to "arrive."

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