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Sign Up With NRA Yv«r taelu to NOW. Million* of mem MM* **j Miftcr tkU wU- tor if jr<m Ames Dailu Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY Fair, •lightly warmer in northwttt p • r 11 • 11 night. Thursday Incrtaclng intM and warmer. VOLUME LXVn Official Amts and Story County Pa»«r AMES, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 V 1933 Unit«d Pr«M Wirt Scrvict NO. 68 WALLACE SEES HIGHER PRICES SOON 350 ATTEND STAG AFFAIR FOR 101 STATE CYCLONES Young Business Men Put Over "Pep" Dinner By FLOYD H. COKLISS The first of a. series of projects being sponsored by the Ames Junior Chamber of Commerce in a campaign to revive the old- time Iowa State college football spirit thruout the home community, went over "with a bang Tuesday .night. This war, the football stag din ner and program at the Ame Golf and Country club, in wbic; the chamber took over the tasi of bringing out a large represen tation of Ames business men t .meet the college football squad and rub elbows with the coaches and other members of the fac ulty. It was a highly sociable, in formal and pleasurable evening and there were many downtown business men there. They thoro ly enjoyed the opportunity tc mix 'with the college people and to shake hands with the footbal players. Pep Program The program of rep talks fol lowing the buffet dinner was in tensely interesting to footba! fans and to all others who came to acquire some of the footbal atmosphere incident to the open t ing of the 1934 season. Success of'the efforts of the junior chamber to get a crowc was indicated by the fact tha about 350 in all were present when arrangements had been made for only 200, based on ex pectations. The committee on food had announced that every effort. would be made to take care of all who came. Arthur Pose, president of the country club and in charge of the feed brought out every scrap of food in the place. Long tables were heavily laden at the" start with baked beans breads, many kinds of meats both hot and cold, cheese, and pitchers of hot coffee. Last Crumb Vanishes But after a score of hungry football players and about 300 other guests had descended upon the dining hall, there was scarcely a crumb left. It had the appearance of an African forest following a locust storm. The supply of dishes at the clubhouse was exhausted, and sugar bowls were pressed into service as coffee cups. Plates gave out long before the end of the line had passed the dining room entrance. Mr. Pose and his aides fulfilled their promise to make every effort to feed the crowd. There were things discovered on pantry shelves that even the clubhouse chef didn't know were there. A few late comers were "out of luck," very much to the regret of Mr. Pose and of the junior chamber men who promoted the affair. Prof. Walter M. Dunagan, chairman of the country club committee, was chairman of the after-dinner ^ogram in the main Cuban Revolt Has j Feminine Side ! assembly han *t the clubhouse. lauds Yottng K~?.n During his remarks, Professor Dunagan paid tribute to the young nen In the junior chamber for their effort and enthusiasm in promoting such an affair. A new day in the athletic history of Iowa State is at hand, he declared, with the younger , men of the city taking the helm in promoting the college spirit thru the community. He said he believed the success of the present athletic season lay in the hands of these young men. Barney Allen, secretary of the Iowa senate former state legislator and a law student in Des Moines, came as an alumnus of Iowa State and also representing the Des Moines Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a student here from 1920 to 1922. Barney Speaks Mr. Allen opened the program with a pep talk such as only he (Continue^ on Page Four) INFLATION BLDC DEMANDS CHEAP A feminine defender of the neti Cuban regime, this girl revolutionist stands guard at a gate to the Cabana fortress .jail, which harbors convicted officials of the fallen Machado and De Cespedes governments. "Miss NRA" Wins Permanent Job Threaten March of Million on Capital WASHINGTON (U.R> — Congressional inflationists Wednesday threatened to call 1,000,000 adherents to Washington in an effort to force a monetary inflation program on the Roosevelt administration. The army will march on the capital within a month, unless the administration cheapens the dollar, the inflationists predicted. The marchers, according to Senators Thomas, democrat, Okla., and , Smith, democrat. S. C-, would be debt-ridden farmers, with their wives and their children. President Roosevelt Indicated to Senator Key Pittman, democrat, Nev., that the administration opposed any rush toward currency inflation. Pittman said Mr. Roorevelt feels that increasing credit and freeing the flow of money already available is the best immediate course. Senator Smith acted as chairman of a convention of cotton planters and southern legislators. He was given authority to call the country's farmers to the capital should President Roosevelt not respond to the convention's appeal for a 20 cent per pound cotton fiat and a S400.000.000 inflationary program. The senator from South Carolina, called "Cotton Ed" by his friends, made such.an impassioned speech on the- plight of his constituents that the convention called another roleting Wednesday to consider ad. visability of asking governors of southern states 'to declare a "cotton holiday 1 ' until Mr. Roosevelt acts. He mentioned empty stockings on Christmas morning. He alluded to the "Boys in Gray." He spoke of heart broken mothers and of fathers with not a nickel for their year's work in the cotton fields. The convention cheered. .TJnani- monsly it adopted a resolution, introduced by Senator Thomas, calling for a national convention of fanners to dramatize their troubles with a mass march upon Washington. . reigning queen of the NRA is runette and smiling Elise Ford, dillions acclaimed her when she wore this costume in the monster A parade, in New York recent- y. Now she has been chosen to e "-Miss NRA" . in other func- ions honoring the recovery act n the east. The oratory was at the- end of a trying day, during which the infla- tionists seemed to have been rebuffed at every corner. They could not see Prsident Reosevelt because he suffered from a cold. They could not confer with Secretary of Agriculture Wallace because he had another engagement. .Smith prepared a letter to the president calling attention to the "desperate" situation in the cotton states. The letter urged inflation and an executive order establishing a 20 cent a pound minimum price (Continued on Page Two) Lindberghs Hop Off for Former Capital of Russia KAKLSKRONA, Sweden <EE) — Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh took off in their seaplane at 10 a. m. Wednesday bound for Leningrad, Russia. They planned to cros sthe Baltic sea, skirt Esthonia and go by way of Finland to the old czarist capital. It was not known whether they would land during the 600- mile trip. From Leningrad the Lindberghs planned to go to Moscow, and after completing their Russian visit to embark for the United States at a French or British port, shipping their plane home. From the naval base here, Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh flew northeastward, almost directly on a straight line course for Leningrad. There were indications that they might not halt but fly direct to "Leningrad which is close to the Finnish border. I. S, ENROLLMENT President Addresses Faculty Wed. The number of new students admitted to Iowa State college for the fall quarter work was 109 larger Tuesday night than at the corresponding period a year ago. Registrar J. -R. Sage said Wednesday. Tuesday night the credentials of S24 new undergraduates had been accepted. These figures indicate a freshman enrollment over l,t)00. The freshman registration last year was under 1,000. Preparations were being completed Wednesday for the beginning of the Freshman Days program, which will open Thursday and continue thru Monday, and in which new students are inducted into college life,. A full schedule of activities far the new-comers "wl Jiclude registration Friday and Saturday. Registration of upperclassmen Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of test questions? Turn to naoc & for the answers. P 9 4 1. What proportion of white and negro blood does a mulatto have? 2. What is the annual salary of the vice president of the United oltltGS • 3. Who was Ludwig Beethoven? 1. For whom is the saxophone Lamed? 5. Who was the "Maid of Orleans?" 6. Name the book which comes before the Psalms in the English Bible. 7. What part of the constitution guarantees religious liberty? 8. Namo the author of "Mirrors of Downing Street." 9. Where is Scapa flow? 10. Where i* Johannesburg? Former President- Is Chicago Visitor CHICAGO — Former President Herbert Hoover was cheered and feted at a Century of Progress exposition Wednesday despite his protests' that he was "just plain Herbert Hoover from Palo Alto." Thousands of world fair visitors pressed close to the former president, who accompanied Mrs. Hoover on a tour of the fair grounds. Hoover's party was greeted at the gate with a 21-gun salute. The former chief executive and his wife, who arrived late Tuesday on the Overland Limited from his Pacific coast home, stayed over night at the home of their friend, Arch W. Shaw, in Winnetka. Thou. sands of persons packed the North Western depot to greet Hoover. Obviously surprised by the welcome, Hoover insisted he was visiting Chicago ;ts a "common garden variety of American citizen. '• At first he declined to. consent to an official welcome when he goes to Hie world's fair. Later, upon persuasion by President. Rufus Dawes °f the exposition and other officials, he consented to an official reception! Hoover apponred In excellent j health and spirits. He joked with 1 Harry S. New. commissioner of the fair, when they me.t. "I'm surprised to' se.n yon still holding R job." Hoover said to the Indiana n»p«l>Umrt f referring to tlu- demociaiic atmosphere about most office holders. , Liquor Control Plans Presented To Commission DES MOINES WJB)—Iowa's li- f [uor, control commission Wednesday inaugurated open hearings on methods of regulating manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in this state in event prohibition Is repealed. Rhea Cowin, co-chairman of the Iowa repeal for prosperity committee, advocated a combination of the Bratt system of Sweden'and the Quebec system, which ultimately may find weight with the commission it appeared. Cowin suggested a permanent state commission of three members appointed by the governor to serve six year terms. They would govern a state-owned holding -corporation whose subsidiaries would be retail liquor stores which would dispense beverages for consumption only off the pre- Cowin's plan, stockhold- mises. Under ers would purchase shares in the subsidiary corporations with the understanding that they would receive a maximum of six per cent on their holdings. The first" three per cent of profits would be distributed to stockholders, the next three per cent to the state, the next three to stockholders, and all profits of more than nine per cent would revert to the state. Sharply criticizing any attempt to set up a state liquor control program, the Iowa Temperance council, composed of dry organizations in nearly every Iowa county, went on record before the commission definitely opposed to sanctioning of any state control law. The brief presented by W. J. Dennis, member of the counsel's executive committee of 12, practically implied that "the liquor bill is already drafted for Iowa—which will do the behests of the liquor interests." City Council Meets In Special Session The cit> council will hold a special meeting at the city hail, Thursday at 8 p.'m., for tho purpose of opening bids on twa public work« projects, construction of the Thinerith street storm sewer, and of the addition to tho disposal plixnt. will be held Monday and class work or all students will begin Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock. Pres. R. M. Hughes delivered his annual address to the staff of the college Wednesday morning. Divisional meetings of the faculty fol- owed with addresses by the sev eral deans. Experiments in the stimulation of superior students, in the aiding of slumping students and in the better orientation of freshmen are ob- ectives named by President Hughes in his address to the staff Divisional deans have been asked to assume officially major charge of the orientation courses for their respective freshmen, substituting divisional orientation courses for those -now offered by departments in order to bring to'freshmen full and impartial information regarding the relative advantages of the various occupational fields. Higher institutions, in general, the president points out, tend to reduce their gifted students to the performance level of the average group. "A critical need is an educational program that will develop the powers of superior students to the utmost." Improvement in teaching is put forward by Dr. Hughes as the perennial need of the institution. "A great college is a college with great teachers. We have some great teachers here. Our problems is to increase the number." He suggested as means to that end: A plan of apprenticeship in which older teach- OPENS STUDY OF RETAIL PRICES Will' Protect Buyers Against Swift Upturn ,' (Copyright 1933 by United Press) WASHINGTON <CJ2)—The mojst ambitious investigation of retail prices ever undertaken in America was planned Wednesday as a part of the national recovery program. Protection of consumers against run-away prices and the setting up of a wholesome supervision of price trends were objectives. The research will be extended to some 1500 items sold dally in cross-roads stores and metropolitan markets. More than 400 cities will be covered by the survey, with emphasis on a true representation of what is happening in the retail field. For the present, the undertaking will be on an emergency basis. The long-range aspects of the plan complete a permanent organization in from 12 to 20 key points, with every one of the more than 400 representative/towns and cities reporting retail price trends at least once each month. As companiofi projects to the retail studies,' other committees were attempting to reach a uniform formula for determining cost of production, and the effects of price fixing and price control. It appeared probable that a broad system of price control, as differentiated from strict fixing of prices would emerge from the recovery program.' In many particulars the study of retail prices which was being pushed at the greatest speed was similar to one proposed by Prof. William F. Ogburn of the University of Chicago before his resignation from the NBA consumers' advisory board. Ogburn resigned because his plans were not acted upon. Now, weeks afterward, the NRA has found .it necessary to rush the study" thru. .Establishment"" of centers wheVe price information Is available, will give a source of data which will enable housewives everywhere to know fair prices on meats, vegetables, canned goods and other commodities. The study will be complete enough to include all the various outlets for retail goods— independent stores, chain systems, delicatessens, general stores, etc. It also will be complete enough to cover the different systems of pricing goods. Some .retailers maintain (Continued on Page Two.) "Miss Sweden" Works for a Prince The prettiest, and possibly the luckiest, girl in Sweden is blonde Miss Britta Jakobsson. After winning the beauty title in a nationwide contest, she was engaged to act in a movie production directed by Prince Wilhelm, youngest son of King Gustav. Here you see the royal director and star on location in the Stockholm archipelago. (Continued on Page Two.) another 30 to 45 days. Union Story Makes Second Fund Release Release of an additional 10 per cent of the funds held hy the Union Story Trust and Savings bank, under the waiver agreements signed by depositors, last spring, was announced Wednesday by F. H. Schleiter, cashier of the bank. The amount is available to depositors at once. The release has the approval of the state banking department, and was given formal approval by the bank's board of directors, at a meeting at the bank Tuesday night. This release is In addition to a 15 per cent release about 30 days ago. Mr. Schleiter said it was the hope of the directors that a third release will be made at the end of IDAHO VOTE IT Repealists Enroll 30th, 31st States By United Press Idaho and New Mexico joined the repeal parade Wednesday, putting the wet cause within five states of final success. They were the 30th and 31st successive states to approve the 21st .(repeal) amendment. The ; approval of 36 states is needer before the 21st amendment supercedes the ISth in the constitution. National repeal leaders believed they would be assured of the ratification of 39 states, three more than they need, on Nov. 7 when five states pass on the issue. Virginia votes Oct. 3, Florida Oct. 10. Repeal cannot become an actuality, however, until the last of the first 36 wet states holds its formal ratification convention which will be Dec. 5. The states voting Nov. 7 Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Hogs at 0.25 are: and South Carolina, Dtah and Kentucky. Mother Bloor Propounds Doctrine Of Communism in Address Here 250 Hear Aged Woman in Fiery Attack on Modern Economic System By ROBERT MURRAY The simple logic of the thesis that those who work ought to control the conditions under which they work and the frxiits of their labor was stated in plain terms by Ella Reeve Bloor of Sioux City, labor leader and communist, in an address to 250 persons at Moose hall here Tuesday night. Because those who work are exploited by a very few who do not work, in Mrs. Bloor s view, we see in fiction today the folly of destroying crops and animals and o'f plowing under cotton in a land where millions are in and upon the verge of destitution. for united action with other Cities Swing State to Wets BOISE, Ida. (HE) — Idaho urban centers Wednesday bad swung the once dry northwestern state into the unbroken parade of states approving repeal of the 18th amendment. The majority for ratification of the repeal amendment was more than 15,000 out of a total vote of approximately SS.OOO. Returns from all of the state's 44 counties showed the following vote: For ratification 51,981. and repeal — The solution lies in united action by all workers, those who toil-in factory and field and mine, to take control of the land they have developed and the machines they have made. The revolution, if one can call revolution (lie simple action of the vast'majority of people in inking what belongs to them, Mrs, Bloor. believes, will come quickly and without much struggle. The "workers" arc not only those who toil in factory and field and mine, but also the business men, the doctors and lawyers and teachers whoso welfare is bound up with that of the rnasi of the people rather than of the. very few who exploit. Teachers in Chicago have bad iln fart of thai solidarity of I ni errs I painfully foivul upon them jnd today they are organ- workers. "I am more enthusiastic than when I began my work 40 today years ago" w rs . Bloor said, "l am more hopeful than ever of united action." And the absorption with which the audience of more than 250, workerr, students, teachers, business men, listened was concrete evidence of the rapid growth of that state of mind which will bring about the IKW order. A few months ago no such audience would havo gathered for such a talk. In the view of Mrs. Bloor, the NRA Is only a feeble attempt to patch up the wreck of capitalism. Against ratification and repeal — 36.224. Majority for ratification—15,757. It was a bright and fair election day and farmers turned out almost 100 per cent, a majority of them holding truj to the prohibition cause which Idaho first embraced 18 years ago. This vote was offset, however, by the wet sentiment of population centers— such as Boise, Pocatello, Idaho Falls. Twin Falls— as well as the '.lining region of northern Idaho. The vote in excess of 88,000 was surprising. Senator William E- Borah, long champion of absolute federal prohibition, failed to participate in the anti-repeal campaign. CHICAGO ai.R>--Hogs reached a new top of $5.25 in the 1 Chicago market Wednesday. Thic was an increase of 15 cents over Tuesday's top and the highest paid for hogs since May 19. During the last sev. eral weeks, the hog market has climbed steadily until a 30-day high was reached last week at $5, then mounted to $5.10 Tuesday and $5.25 Wednesday. RETAlilTO u 'Loss Leader" System Abolished s, WASHINGTON OJ.E)—A revised code of .fair practice for the retail trades providing price protection and stop-loss provisions was made public Wednesday by NRA officials. Officials said that the document could not be considered a price- fixing measure. It controls prices, however, to the extent of checking predatory price cutting and the causes which have grown up thru the "loss' leader" system of selling a few well-known articles below the cost of production. The code in its-new form prohi- )its the selling of any merchandise, with certain exceptions, below a minimum price which is described as "the wholesale delivered price —with the addition of a charge of 10 per cent." "Wholesale delivered price" was defined as "the lowest gross billing price as of any date within 30 days prior to the date of re-sale made to any retailer in the given market area, less only such discounts as are extended to all retailers and plus delivery costs paid by the retailer." A separate code for the retail drug trade was made public at the same time. Farmers Union Group Demands Wallace Quit DES MOINES O)—Promise of sensational developments percolated thruout the Iowa Farmers Borah's homo precinct. Boise Xo. j union ramp Wednesday as the SAYS INFLATION NO CORE-ALL FOR COUNTRY'S ILLS Controlled Production Is Important in Recovery CHICAGO O) — Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, in a carefully-considered address which had been read and approved by President Roosevelt, Wednesday gave the nation the administration's views on growing demands for inflation and price fixing. The secretary, speaking before the Grain Dealers association here, declared "inflation is not a cure- all." and that attempts to. fix prices without control of production were dangerous and "doomed to failure." "Waving of wands," Wallace said "will not suffice to.dissipate real economic problems." Fears Lack of Balance "There is danger," he warned, "that optimism, price-fixing and inflation, will all of them tend to increase, rather than reduce, the lack of balance resulting from our creditor position, our high tariffs, our surplus acres, and our excess stocks of fundamental goods. "It is time for the people to begin to think in terms of a long time supply and demand situation which spreads over the years instead of over the days. "There is no money in it for them right now, but there will be satisfaction in it for their children and grandchildren." The cabinet officer conceded the possibility that if the purchasing power of farm products does not improve during the next three months, "the price fixers and in- flationists will have great power in congress this coming winter, and there will be passed legislation which will make the agricultural adjustment act 'seem extraordinarily conservative." •;_. Improvement Rapid ;-*3&'f, he ; 8aidf*^^rwe : win have decidedly higher" fgricultural prices within a few months, per,hap« even within a few weeks, if some of our plans mature^properly. "It would be easy to "say that never in history has there been- such a rapid improvement ill ai& nation's affairs as In this natiorrs during the last six months." He said the total increase in industrial payrolls from the low point of March was about 65 per cent, and that ' the purchasing power of farm products was 20 per cent above March. "Far more businesses are making money than during last March. "But this improvement will come to a sad end if we are not prepared to meet the peril produced by the following forces: "1. America is> a creditor na- (Coutinued on Page Three) NEVADA — Sheriff J. R. Hattery was notified Wednesday morning of the burglary some time Tuesday night of the Smith . general store at Zearing, with a considerable Quantity of merchandise taken by the thieves. Entrance* was gained thru a rear window nine feet above the ground. The loot included 10 dozen pen-- cils. several women's dresses, a dozen .men's broadcloth shirts, sev- , eral pairs of men's hose, children's ioee, men's trousers and other mis- ellaneous articles. The robbery was not discovered until the store was opened for msiness, Wednesday morning. Four Bandits Get $10,000 From Bank YORK. Neb. (IIR)—Four bandits robbed the First National bank of York Wednesday, kidnaping Wil- iarn E. McCloud bank official and making off with cash and currency estimated at between $10,000 and (20000. McCloud was released a mile from the city. 1, joined with the rest of the city in repudiating i.roliibition. Despite Idaho's rejection of prohibition, hard liquor will remain illegal here us the state dry law will remain fffertive until the people or legislature change it. A recent special s?ssion of the legislature legalized beer but left other (Continued on Page The ricovory lwnd,s of (Coiatinued on 1'aco is only a tool In fxplolit'i?. It has Dollar Declines on Foreign Mart NEW YORK (K.r>— The United States dollar dropped to a valuation of <i3.SI cents in relation to th« French franc Wednesday as all foreign eurrendefi swept forward, Uui pound Bterllng approaching parity. vanguard of 2,500 expected delegates arrived for the annual state convention. Petitions were being circulated accusing Hi ry A. Wallace, sec- retar> of agriculture, of reversing his stand on inflation and demanding his resignation. The first speaker, J. S. Stamps, of Seymour, la., charge >. the democrat state administration hail lost "at least 100,000 voter, in the next election. STEEL OUTPUT UP NEW YORK (i:.R)—Steel ingot output made tho fim Increase in the Iron Age, weekly estimate since July II when the publication Wednesday estimated production «t AUNT LINDY SAYS- per cx-nt against 41 per rent capacity iLo ureceding week. of! It's probably the constant hum of the humbug that finally gets us.

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