Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on September 11, 1933 · Page 5
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Ames, Iowa
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Sign Up With NRA Do your 4«t>. Your belp to nested NOW. Million* or MB •ad wom«» «ujr rater tKU winter If you d«Uy. VOLUME LXVII Ames Daily Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY WCATBlft FOBB0A1T Cloudy, cooler im ta*A f»tt|q> Monday night. Tuesday MMM- what vaMttled. Official Ames and «tory County Paper AMES. IOWA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1933 United Press Wire Service Ho. 60 E. J. ENGELDINGER FUNERAL TUESDAY LOCAL PROJECTS IN IOWA'S LIST OF Unemployed of Story County to Get Jobs Soon Two Ames public works projects and one Story county project, totaling more than $100,000 have been approved by the Iowa public works board and have been sent to Washington for final approval and appropriations, it was revealed by P. F. Hopkins, public works engineer, in Des Moines, Monday, according to a special United Press dispatch received by the Tribune-Times. There were 28 low- projects, totaling J2,742,flOO. Included in the list sent to Washington. The 'Ames projects Include the Thirteenth street storm sewer and the addition to the sewage disposal plant, these items estimated to cost $54,542. Ames has asked that the government pay 30 per cent of the cost of these, and loan the city money on five per cent bonds to complete the amount. Story County Road Work Story county has created a group o f road graveling projects, some of which are already under way, the group representing a total cost, of $47,600 on which government financing has been asked. Only Story county laborers will be employed on these projects, and workers living in Ames and elsewhere in tie county are being asked to register for employment at once. The city council will open bids September 21 for the storm sewer and sewage plant projects, and r Byrd Hopes to Find New Antarctic Lands for U. S. SOUTH POLE ANTARCTIC CONTINENT these will be gotten under immediately after contracts are 1st. According to the dispatch from Des Moines, Mr. Hopkins expected early approval of the Iowa projects. and believed that the money would be forthcoming in a very idfeort .time. ... The, sewer and sewage plant items are the first created- in Ames under the new national reemployment program. Plans and specifications for both projects were approved by the city council some time ago, but. action to place them under. 'contract was delayed pending the outcome of the city's application laade early in the summer for federal financial aid. The council has been assured that both these improvements would receive state and federal approval, and bids were ordered taken at ' the last council session a week ago. It is hoped these jobs may be largely completed before cold weather settles over the city. Eight Drowned in Flood After S* D. Cloudburst CHAMBERLAIN, S. D., (IIP.) — Indians, white men and aviators Joined Monday in a search of the flood-swept lowlands near the Crow Creek reservation for bod ies of persons drowned when a four-foot wall of water burst over the community following a cloud burst, killing at leasteight persons. - . Five persons of one family and three of another drowned as the water, caused by a heavy rain raced over'the low-lying territory. Homes were swept from their , foundations. A heavy damage in livestock was reported. The dead were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Loudner and their three children, Caroline, 17; Betty, 9, and William, 5, and Mr. and Mrs. Sol LaPlante, and their daughter, Elberta, 5. So terrific was the flood that Mrs. Loudner's body was recovered 22 miles from her home. All the victims were sleeping when, the flood suddenly descended. More than a dozen other persons escaped by climbing to the rpofsof their homes or fleeing in autonfobiles. During the sudden downpour the Missouri river rose five feet. ATHLETIC TICKET Admiral Richard E. Byrd, hopes to discover and claim for the United States vast areas of unexplored land lying between South America and the South Pole on a second expedition he will lead to the Antarctic this fall. The approximate location of land Byrd hopes to find and the route of his 1929 expedi tion are shown on the map. One of the expedition's two vessels will be the old U. S. coast guard cutter Bear, pictured here, famous for its rescue work in Arctic waters. RlSlSJSSEE IN State; Dry Since '51, Voting Monday PORTLAND, Me. ttlgV —Maine, dry since 1851, voted Monday on ratification of tbe twenty-first (repeal) amendment. Observers predicted it would be the twenty-j tion. Seven Miners Perish in Coal *V l-» f • UMIvJL, <JI L/11U II Dust Explosion Business Men Join m City Canvass FITTSBURG O>—Seven min-' s were killed Monday when coal dust ignited in the Oakmont mine of the Hiilman Coal and Coke company at Barking Sta- Test Your Knowledge Can you , nswei seven of these test questions? Turn to paao 4 for the answers. 1. What is bullion? 2. Has Mussolini ever visited the U. S. 3. Who wrote the ballad "Kathleen Mavourneen?" 4. Where is the city of Johannesburg? 5. Who was Philippe De Rlgaua, Marquis of Vaudreuil? fi. What, is the origin of the quotation, "Such stuff as dreams are made of?" v 7, Name the first important bat. tie of the Civil War. S. Name the capital of Norway. 9. Of wbat KodlaK II. s. territory s and H part? to. in Scotch n word "kirk 1 ' what does sixth consecutive state to repudiate national prohibition. Monday's election opened the final phase of the drive to repeal the eighteenth amendment this year. If Maine falls into line, re- pealists will need only 10 rriore states. Colorado, Minnesota and Maryland vote Tuesday. Idaho and New Mexico vote a week from Tuesday; Virginia, Oct. 21; Florida, Oct. 10; Ohio, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and Utah, Nov. 7. The wets eould lose two states and still be victorious. Repeal cannot become an actuality, however, until Dec. 5 or 6. Ohio holds its formal ratification convention Dec. 4, Pennsylvania, Dec. 5, and North and South Carolina, Dec. 6. Predictions of the wet victory in,Maine ranged as high as 2*6 to 1, tbe most, conservative being 3 to 2. Next to Kansas, Maine had been established as tbe driest of the stales. In 1851 Neal Dow, Quaker prohibitionist framed and engineered the passage of the state's prohibitory law. The first formidable rebellion was last year when Gov. Louis J. Brann, democrat, arid three democratic congressmen were elected on wringing wet platforms. In recent months, the state permitted sale of 3-2 beer. Colorado Will Vote Tuesday ; DENVER, Colo. (U.E)—Colorado drys and repealists closed their campaigns Monday. Voters ballot on the twenty-first ame'ndment Tuesday. Prohibitionists conducted a vigorous campaign but on the basis of the overwhelming wet victory in th& November 1932 election when all state liquor laws were repealed, it was predicted the state would enter the repeal column by a. large margin. Maryland Wets Are Confident i BALTIMORE HIE)—Size of the wet majority was generally regarded as the only question in doubt as Maryland, one of the pioneer states in the repeal movement, prepared to vote on the issue Tuesday. Observers considered a repeal (Continued on Pag* Two) More than a score of other miners fled three miles thru the drift shaft to the surface and escaped as the blast let go shortly after the day's work began. The last of -the seven, bodies was brot to the surface by rescue crews headed by J. J. Forbes, chief engineer of the local bureau of mine safety division. Rescuers believed no one was trapped and that only the seven caught in the apex of tie explosion were casualties. AII mm Polish Pair Walk to Canadian Town $20 Is Taken from Zearing Creamery NEVADA—The sheriff's office here was notified Monday mom- ing that tlu Bearing creamery had been broken into over the weekend and $20 in cash taken. No one iad been at the creamery Sunday, inrl the. theft, was not. discovered mill Monday morning. Entrance, o i lie building was gained thru a window, AKRON, 012)— As hope waned for the safety of two Gordon-Bennett cup racers who took to the air from Chicago a week ago Saturday, word was flashed Monday that Ward Van Orman and Frank Trotter, balloonists on the Goodyear IX were safe. The message was relayed to the Goodyear office here by the Sudbury office of the Hydro-Electric Construction corporation, which has a branch office near Pimagami provincial forest. The balloon was damaged in landing during a thunderstorm, Sept. 3, according to the message. That the men had been nearly eight days finding the hydro-electric company office indicates the inaccessability of the country in which the balloon came to earth. Two Polish balloonists. Capt.. Hynek and Lieutenant Bursynski were found in a desolate forest region near Quebec, Saturday, after a ight of around 1,050 miles, which may be a new record. The Polish balloonists arrived at Riviere a Pierre, in the province of Quebec, Canada, after wandering for five days thru untracked forests. They had traveled approximately 840 miles from Chicago. farther than Lieut. T. G. W. Settle, pilot of the navy bag, who landed near New Haven, Conn., more than 700 miles from Chicago. The Polish airmen landed in a tree, according to reports received by race officials here, and walked nearly a hundred miles before they came to a railroad track and followed it to civilization. During their long trek thru wilderness they subsisted on a dozen oranges they salvaged from their balloon. Beginning Tuesday morning 34 business men of Ames will team with George F. Veenker. Iowa State director of athletics, in a two-day, citywide campaign to enlist the cooperation of every merchant and professional man in boosting the 1933 Cyclones. These 34 men will visit every business establishment in the city in a man- moth campaign to self year's athletic tickets to Cyclone sports. Charles Reynolds will be in active charge of the solicitation. In a statement Monday, he urged city wide support of the campaign. "Ames business men want to do all they can fo:- Iowa State college athletics," he said. ' Each merchant, business man and employe will be asked to buy as many tickets as be can use daring the coming year. The tickets will be sold for §7.50. In addition to securing admittance to every x sports contest at Iowa State college in tbe next nine months, each purchaser will receive an attractive Cardinal and Gold poster which he may place in his show window designating his firm as 100 per cent boosters of the 1933 Cyclones. These attractive posters, printed in the school colors, read: "We are (Continued on Page Three) I THIRTY DAYS Opposition to U. S. Action Uniting Factions WASHINGTON <UJ>> — Recognition of the San Martin ...government in Cuba depends on its ability to maintain order and command the support of the people, it was explained at the white house Monday. At the same 'time, Secretary of State Hull reiterated the white house attitude implying the new regime would be recognized if it proved capable of preserving law and order. HAVANA, <U.E>— Hopeful -that ihe danger of armed American intervention had passed. President Ramon Grau San Martin Monday sought to complete his cabinet and rally political leaders to his support. There was only one incident to break the calm of the capital. A bomb exploded at 2 a, m. Monday at Colon and A'guila streets, near the gas and electricity station, it. was thought possible the bomb was exploded in connection with the public demand for lower utility rates. The new president, inaugurated at nooa Sunday, hoped to persuade. leaders of the half dozen political parties that only by backing him in a nationalist government could intervention be averted and normal conditions festered. Confused as the situation was, the universal opposition of Cubans-of all shade of political opinion to intervention was pronounced and was being solidified in anti- American feeling. From communists to members of the government expressions were unanimous against intervention and any American interference in Cuban affairs. Largely ..because of the possibility of Intervention, Graji San Maf- tin may win the support of army and navy- officers who since Friday had been unwelcome guests at the National hotel, where American Ambassador Sumner Welles resides. • • * | In a proclamation early Monday the-. officers accepted in principle a set of unspecified government proposals. They said they were "camped" at the hotel only to consult among themselves and negotiate with the government. Their weapons, -they said, were for defense only. They are heavily arm- Eight Bandits FleeJWith #100,000 After Daring Hold-up in St. Paul ST. PAUL (U.P)—Eight gunmen . seized and espaped with a $100,000 shipment s of currency and securities guarded by two employes of the railway express agency Monday. The holdup occurred beneath the concourse of the Union station a few feet from the train waiting to take the shipment in two small safes to Minneapolis.' The eight bandits sprang from the dim light under the station as the truck containing the shipment drew to a stop. Three of the bandits brandished sawed off shotguns and two were armed: with-automatic pistols. In the truck -were T. J. Mangln. St. Paul, a guard and B. Moles, Minneapolis, a messenger. Two of the. bandits menaced the messenger and guard while the others drove the truck over to a 'sedan. The safes were transferred in a few seconds. As the bandits sped out of the concourse-basement toward the east they fired several shots into the air. The money was being shipped from St. Paul banks to institutions in Minneapolis- A portion of the loot was non-negotiable but it was estimated at least ?60,000 was in cash. Crop Estimates Are Far Below Yield for 1932 WASHINGTON (U.E) — The agriculture department Monday estimated the total 1933 wheat-production at 557,557,000 bushels compared to 726,000,000 bushels last year and an average annual production of 861,000.000. Indicated corn production as of September 1 was placed at 2,284,799,000, compared to 2,876,000,000 in 1932 and an annual average crep during the last 10 years of 2,512,000,000 bushels. The department estimated oats production at 687.647,000 bushels compared to 1,238.000,000 last year and 1,190,000,000 annually during the 10 year period. The 1933 corn harvest was estimated at 103,022,000 acres compared to 107,776,000 acres last year. Yield of corn per acre was indicated at 22.2 bushels compared to 26.7 bushels in 1932. Condition of the present corn crop as of September 1 was placed at 61.9 per cent of normal as compared to 77.4 per cent oif itig' corresponding date last year. ed. • Altho San Martin, ^ former National university professor of medicine^ seemed' gaining some support, he did not have the adhesion of most of the important political (Continupd on Page Two.') Claim New Distance Mark QUEBEC, IU.R>—Two Polish bal- loonifits, Captain Hynek and Lieutenant Burzynskl, claimed a now free, balloon record Mondny of l,- oftll miles. After boinn nilsalni; H weH< tliey turned up nl ilin vlll;iK«> I of Riviera a Pierre. They took off Parliamentarism Dead in Russia, VIENNA, Austria <UJR)— Parlia- mentarism is dead in Austria Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss declared Monday in a stirring speech to 60,000 of bis countrymen. With 40.000 armed men guarding Austria's frontier against invasion by Germany, the brisk little chancellor joined the parade of countries drifting from democratic rule and openly hinted at a coming dictatorship. "Parliamentarism in Austria, as such, ended in the month of March and never will come again." he said. SHOOT WAY TO FREEDOM BATON ROUGE, La., (U.E) — prisoners armed with revolvers shot their way to freedom from Another Tropical Storm Developing Says Dollfuss WASHINGTON, OLE) — A new tropical storm,' similar to those that battered the Florida and Texas coasts last week, is developing near the West Indies. The weather Bureau warned that the disturbance was of "wide extent and considerable intensity." The storm Sunday night centered- about COO miles northeast of the Virgin islands and was moving northwestward or west-northwestward. 250 UNEMPLOYED RIOT CEDAR RAPIDS UIE> — Police squad cars and deputy sheriffs were called out Monday io quell an uprising of men protesting 250 unemployed against relief work in Linu county. The men. most of whom have been working on county jobs in exchange for groceries on the basis of a 30-hour week and 30 cents an hour, met at the county courthouse and were carried in automobiles to the scenes of county projects. t'_e Louisiana state penitentiary at Angola, Sunday, killing a railroad foreman in tbe prison yard and wounding a prison captain on duty. They made their getaway in t»ie automobile of a visitor at the prison. Johnson Hopef'l of Settlement in Coal Dispute WASHINGTON,. OLE)—Protracted negotiations over the disputed bituminous coal code moved toward a conclusion Monday in what "Recovery Administrator Hugh S. Johnson described a new spirit of cooperation and conciliation. While Johnson was confident of winning an agreement on the coal code, Chairman Wagner of the National Labor board appealed to Capital and labor to "forget all feuds" and work unselfishly -for success of the recovery program. - Coal operators in public statements bombarded the revised code drafted on which final public hearings will be held Tuesday. Alabama operators threatened to refuse to abide by the code if it, is put into effect in its present form. The powerful non-union ^Appalachian group assailed 'many sections. They charged'-the code would give the government virtual control of the industry- Johnson was optimistic in the face 01 these attacks. John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine workers, said progress was being made steward an agreement. Secretary Farm Bureau Opposing Code for Sugar CHICAGO <U.E) — Opposition to proposed sugar codes and marketing agreements was voiced Monday by M. S. Winder, executive secretary of the American Farm Bure-.u federation. Winder declared the proposed sugar code would work a hardship upon American producers and asserted that "it also would establish a dangerous i .-ecedent." Winder pointed out that a relatively small part of the sugar consumed domestically is produced in the United States, hence a curtailment, program here is beneficial to foreign producers and injurious to United States sugar beet growers. Registration M'datory on Public Work Warns Workers — Frt __. _City Manager J. H. Ames, chair man of the Story county NRA ex ecutive commitjtee, has issued a re quest for all persons who expec to seek emplgyment on any pub lie works projects to register a once for such employment. There are other offices in the county for persons living: outsid of Ames. All those residing with in the city limits must register a the. city manager's-office on spe cial blank forms provided by th government. This applies to every person, ex cept a few who are receiving re lief thru the Social Service league In case of doubt on that point, Mr Ames asks that persons receiving aid also register. Must Register Anew Previous registration at the city hall for city work projects doe not apply onStXegistration for pub lie works in %n«ch .the federal gov ,,Mr. ' ' PROMINENT BANK OFFICER DIES AT Sudden Heart Attack After Golf Game Is Fatal eminent • . said. All persons wio expect t seek work on any public projec must register again in advance.' Mr. Ames explains the reason for this. No contractor on anj public works job will be permitted to hire laborers who are not reg istered with the county re-employ merit committee. Each contracto must certify each week to the com mittee the list of employes on an> project, and this list is checked against the advance registrations Any persons who are employed part time, or are on temporary em ployment at the present time, maj register now for future employ ment on public works. He mus be registered if he expects to gei a job later on any public project (Continued on Page Two) Government's New Banking Policies May Lead to Virtual Federal Control of All Bank Resources Ames 81 Pet Signed Under "Blue Eagle" Tbe city of Ames is 81 per ceni signed up under the NRA blue eagle, it was revealed Monday by City Manager J. H. Ames,'chairman of the Story county NRA executive committee. A checkup conducted last week by the Junior Chamber of Commerce for the NRA committee showed 239 out of a possible 295 Ames employers already signed as members of NRA. This includes 238 business firms and one professional firm signed up, with 29 business firms and 27 professional firms yet to sign. Mr. Ames said that be believed doctors and- lawyers were und^r an impression that they are not ncluded in the NRA code. But all professional firms who employ office assistants or other help come tnder the NRA and ai>e expected to sign. Mr. Ames stated. Tbe checkup was conducted as of September 1. and a very few new business establishments expected to open in the fourth ward before Iowa State college classes reopen were not contacted in the canvoss. There also were some firms who had not yet signed but stated they expected to sign codes for their particular line of business. By Richard L. Gridley United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON a'.E) - Virtual fedtra: control of the country's $45,000,000.000 l>ank resources was believed Monday to be a possible outcome of the government's new banking policies. The degree to'which tlif government extends Its power over the banking system w;is expected to depend largely upon economic conditions and steps taken hy Individ.ia! l>nnks to oxpaml Joans to business. The administration disclaimer any Intention tei operate hnnks. Tl)'' 1 ir'nihiiv! "d i ID s new Ivn I) 1; i D j! poli'-y ii s w a s oullltttu; to Uie American Bankers association convention at Chicago l.i.«t week was considered in banking circles as a virtual ultimatum to banks to expand loans to business. Jesse H. .lones. ehalrman of the hoard of the Reconstruction Finance corporation, told the bankfrs they "must promise, credit In iiccomuiodate agriculture, coinr.K-rco and Industry bns«d npnn a Rvowing country, otherwise the government will hnv<> lo <lo so." At lh<i «aiue litnf JonoM revealed that tin- Rovernmenl was \\lllinc in cxpaml its in- If'ITHl In 111! li.Vllillll', V'USilU'SK by nli'ii'r.In:: ••!•"!< I" 11 <'' *1 'n every bank in mo United States. Tin Postal Pavings system will) more than a billion dollars In 'lopos.ts would be abandoned. Control Mould be accomplished throiiph purchase by the governniet.i o w n <* il reconstruction corporation of up to n billion dollars worth of stock in .KoiiiR and reorgan.z- ins banking ii-.sfiujtions. This would Rive the Kovornment a 2,"> per cent ownership of the $-1,000000,000 in hank capital which tltrn would be oiitsianrt- ins. Sucli lai'Re ownership vested in oin hand would be. an Important power In control of I ho ftveaier part of lilt- country's lifinMNR resources. ( mi Tagt; Two.) Flood Danger Over in Rio Grande Area McALLBN. Tex. (U.E> — Flood dangers nearer) an end Monday in the lower Rio Grande valley with the latest river crest due to pass into the Gulf of Mexico. The river was falling in most of the valley. The death toll of the hurricane last week mounted to 33, and six of the dead were still unidentified. Though floodways were . functioning smoothly, some 450 men watched the Rio Grande banks thru the lower valley Sunday night for possible breaks. DIES OF INJURIES Hl'NTINtiTON, Ind.. tr,K>—Uw- rence Calkins, 54. of Rockford, 111., fliod hern Sunday of injuries receive;! when lie cranked an auto moMlft w'hirh had been left in Elmer J. Engeldinger, vice president of the Union Story Trust and Savings bank, died suddenly at his home, 715 Seventh street, about 12:30 p. m., Sunday, after spending the forenoon playing golf at tbe Ames Golf and Country club links. . . A heart attack, resulting from a condition following a major opera*- tion about three years ago, was given as the cause of his death. He . passed away a few minutes after returning home from the country club, and while sitting on a davenport to rest before dinner. He had played nine holes of golf with W. H. Jameson, and felt some fatigue. He went to the shower room at the club house, bathed and dressed leisurely, leaving a short time later for his home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. from the Congregational church, with tie Rev. H. K. Hawley, pastor of the church, officiating. The Masonic lodge will be in charge of services, with a Knights Templar escort, Burial will be in the Ames cemetery. Masons and particularly Knights Templar are requested to assemble at the Masonic temple at 1:30 o'clock. »To Lie In State The body will lie in state at the Adams chapel Tuesday from 10 a. m. until noon. Pallbearers will include Dr. H. D. Bergman, Judge C. G. Lee,, v Judge T. G. Garfield, F. H. Schleiter. Frank Theis and ; William J. Schllck. Announcement was made Monday afternoon that the Union Story Trust and Savings bank, the Ames Trust and Savings bank and the College S&vings bank would clot* at; 2 e-jn.. Tuesday, and wa$a r% main closed for 'the fes'T'of the" afternoon. Word of Mr. Engeldinger's passing spread quickly over the city Sunday. Mayor P. H. Schleiter, cashier of the bank, and Mrs. Schleiter had left Ames Sunday morning to start a two weeks Vacation, and were at Mrs. Schleiter's sister's home 5n Cedar -Rapids for dirmer when they were notified by telephone- or. Mr. Engeldinger's death. They returned immediately to Ames. Bank Board Meets Directors of the bank gathered in the bank offices Sunday night, and announcement was 'made Monday that the bank would continue wftb its present -staff for a while. The directors will make no immediate change in. the staff, but It is expected Mr. Engeldinger's position will be filled after due deliberation. There will be no material changes in policy -at the bank 'at this time, it. was stated. Born in Iowa Mr. Engeldinger was born Jaa. 31, 18S5. at Hedrick." la. His mother was -born a.t Sigourney,. la., and his father, 'Peter Engeldinger was a native of Germany. Mr. Engeldinger received his high, school education at Hedrick and spent a short tim,e in his father's drug store before going to Quincy til., where he obtained a commercial education in a .business col- ~.ege. . Returning to Iowa, he started n the banking business- at Alburnett. where he became president of a bank, and about 1912 went ,o Arlington to become cashier of another banking institution. Mr. Engeldinger came to Ames n 1916 and purchased the Commercial Savings bank from Slilo A. Manning, becoming president of the bank. This position he re- ained until the Commercial bank was merged .with the Union Na- ional bank about five years ago, and be became cashier of the merged institution. To Union Story bank The Union National bank and he Story County Trust and Sav- ng bank were merged Jan, 1, (Continued on Pag« Two) •* AUNT LINDY SAYS- It's a compliment to the intelligence of any people to have a bunch, of difficult codes handed out to them to decipher.

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