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Ames, Iowa
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Sign Up With NRA Uo jour duty. Ytmr help to tMMMfcMi NOW. MIllkMMI Of AIM! women «ujr Miffer UO* « ter if jo* 4*Uy. Tribune Times STORY OUNTY'S DAILY wutnt Partly «l#w*y, c»*l«f in tutt •outh p«rti«nt TitMriay night Witffi*MUy fair, allflitly warnwr p*rtl»n«u . VOLUME LXVH Official Amu an« Story County AMM, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2«, 1933. United Prtu Wlr* Scrvlct HO. 71 MACHINE GUN KELLY, WIFE CAUGHT Estimate 5,000 Are Killed or Injured by Hurricane That Ravaged Tampico Territory Catastrophe Worst in< City's History; Water 15 Feet Deep Pours in From Gulf; Wires Are Down, Rails Washed Out MEXICO CITY (U.P.)—Tampico, Mexico's principal northern port, was shattered Tuesday, with the bodies of scores of its citizens piled in the streets, after a hurricane that ravaged I s l lifted to N6w York Tuesday as ROOSEVEtT m TO N. FOR B 1EK Will Work on Plans for Releasing Deposits WASHINGTON OLE) — Complex administration problems were an area extending 70 miles inland. Government officials considered the advisability of rushin 0 more troops into the storm area to maintain order and assist in relief work. "The worst catastrophe in the city's history," one messag said in describing the effects of the 100-mile-an-h&ur wind which swept the port over night. "Three-fourths of the town is totallj destroyed. Many are dead. The chief of military, operation has declared martial law." , Tampico, which has a population of 76,000 including manj Americans engaged in the oil business, is six miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico on the Panueo river. The poorest part o the city stands only tAvo or three feet above the river level. The storm, which originated^ several days ago in eastern Honduras and swept across the Yucatan with comparatively little damage, roared over Tampico late Monday night, severing wire communication with the interior. It destroyed practically every wooden house in the city. Charles Drayton, Pan-American Airways pilot, wirelessed his headquarters here: "Untold damage and misery at Tampico in castrophic hurricane. Believed that a great number have been drowned. Relief authorities should be advised immediately. Military authorities are the only relief/ Troops ' and volunteer relief FYF WITNFSS LIL UllilLuu workers worked under handicap Tuesday All towns along the Panueo and Tampico river* bave been destroy, ^d, tjie Mexican national telegraph reported Tueslay. .- > -' .Rescue wbrken!r~were^Mmper«d' by floating debris and -fallen telephone poles that made progress hazardous. No authentic estimate of casualties or damage was available. Reports from Tampico said that the known death list was reaching into the hundreds "with rescue par ties still digging in the ruins o buildings, searching for dead and injured. Railway officials further inlanc reported that the casualty l probably would total 5,000 killed and injured. Ship Reports Tragedy From the German steamship Kiel in Tampico harbor, Tampico's sole means of communication with the outside world, came this radio message: "Its impossible to imagine the extent.of the tragedy. Parts of the city not destroyed by the wind are 10 to 15 fe<t under water." On the basis of the Kiel's reports the interlox department announced: , "Undoiibtly this is the worst disaster in the history of Mexico." "Grave as were these reports, it was feared more serious reports would come later. .... The hurricane flooded the Panu- eo and Tamesi rivers that join at Tampico. Floods and fragmentary (Continued on Page Eleven) Extensive .damage was done to a garage, an 'automobile inside was nearly destroyed in a fire at the apartment house ownei by Mrs. L. W. Marburton at 915 Clark avenue. Monday evening. Firemen responded to the alarm received at 6:25 p. m., and found it necessary to lay a water line to extinguish the blaze. The automobile was owned by Ray Gibson. Both the downtown and fourth ward fire companies responded to na alarm received at 10:25 a. m., Tuesday, from the Ames Cycle • . . A motorcycle that caught fire in the shop had b-en dragged into the war alley, it was damaged somewhat m the blaze Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page nine for thi answers, 1. What is an ode? 2. Define adagio. ". Should the word timepiece be hyphenated? 4. Are fish cold or warm blooded? 5. Who was Minnje Maddern Piste? fi. Who-wrot the "Odyssey?" 7. Who wrote "Fables in Slaug?" S. What river forma the. boundary bpiwoen TVxas and Mexico? !i. Wliirh is iho Iodine state? lo. whni nnrcoilc Is commonly, Deferred to as "snow?" By P. DE LA CAVADA Captain of the Port of Tampic Copyright, 1933, by U. P. TAMPICO, Mexico OLE!) — (B radio from S. S. Kiel via Mexic City)—The hurricane entere this port at noon Sunday. I reached its greatest intensity be tween 5 and 8 p. m., and con tinued until after 1 a. m., Mon day. The wind blew as high as 17 i kilometres (106 1-4 miles) a: I hour. It damaged a tremendou number of buildings and destroy ed practically all wooden ones The number of, dead and injure* is tremendoi s also. It is impossible to ascertain the number of dead and inj or the real .eiteat of th« damag at this time. Many hours be required before any comprehensive statement can be mad of the death toll or damages. Ambulances and volunteers are still gathering bodies. Ever} public building -which has been left standing is filled with injured and homeless, as are the church es, the hotels and the remaining private homes. Five vessels tied at the wharves, including the American steamship Panueo (3,750 tons] of New York, owned by the New York and Cuban Mail S. S. company) were driven seaward or ashore by the wind and high waves, which wrecked the wharves and moorings. Public Control Of Utilities to Be Discussed CHICAGO OIE)—Municipal and government ownership of public' utilities and the problems involved will be discussed by leaders of the movement when the public ownership conference opens its four-day convention here Thursday. According to officials of the pub- lie ownership league which is sponsoring the convention, public ownership has progressed rapidly in the United States during the last decade. As a factor in the recasting of the present economic structure its importance looms larger and larger every day, the league contends. Sen. C. C. Dill, democrat, Wash- ngton, will represent the federal government at the convention. He will discuss the proposed public power development of the Colum- sia river, a project to which the ;overnment has given its approval. A similar project, the Muscle Shoals development, will .be discussed by Arthur E. Morgan, chairman of the Tennessee valley au- hority. Mayors William Mahoney of St. Paul and Daniel W. Hoan of Milwaukee will speak on the benefits derived from public ownership In .heir cities. German Newspaper Men Are Ordered To Leave Russia MOSCOW, (LIE) — All German newspaper correspondents Tuesday were ordered to leave Soviet Russia within three days because of the recent arrest of Russian newspaper men at the Leipzig reich- stag trial ind other incidents. All Russian, newspapermen will be recalled froul Germany, it was announced. Driver of Truck Is Killed at Crossing LIVER MORE. (UR)—Melvin Hanson, 26, was killed and hia car con- ainlng 75 pounds of dynamite was demolished in a collision wlt.'i a Rock Island'motor train near here Tuesday. Hanson, a Humboldt county road worker, wns carrying enough dyna- mil o. to hav? blown up the ontlro. inloi-BecUon but H didn't explode. President Roosevelt sought the seclusion of Hyde Park to work out a program intended to put the recovery drive over the top. Indications pointed to an unusually busy -week free from Interruptions as the chief executive turned northward for his flnai 1933 stay at the summer white house. Friends looked for him to complete plans to bolster commodity prices by expanding credit and : releasing billions of dollars in bank deposits to increase purchasing power for a wave of buying. The president's first stop was to be New York city Tuesday night, where he planned to bid farewell to his son, James, who with his wife, is sailing for a European vacation. After a night in his East . Sixty-fifth street home he will motor to Krum Elbow on the banks of the Hudson. Observers believed he would work first of all on the banking situation,- with emphasis on the steps he'has In mind for further strengthening the financial structure. Mr. Roosevelt feels that frozen assets in solvent banks should be released as soon as possible. The determination to make cash available to the "little fellow" was regarded here as just one of the cogs in a wheel of credit expansion which is looked upon as the administration's reply to'the demands for outright currency inflation. It *was insisted that there was no cjfiange in the president's policy so far as actual Inflation was concerned. He was • • * $6,500 Circulation Expansion Campaign Under Prospective Workers, Attracted by Daily Income Feature, Are Getting Ready to Begin Active Canvass for Tribune-Times Subscriptions The Tribune-Times |6,500 cash prize circulation expansion campaign i* officially under way. Since the announcement was first made last Thursday of this most unusual proposal to enlist the services of a large number of people in the campaign who will share In the daily cash income and in the prize mbney to be distributed, the work of organizjng the drive has been steadily under way. Supplies have been printed and details of the big drive worked out. A number of pros- pective workers have had personal interviews with the campaign manager, and have learned at first 'hand the opportunities awaiting them ' In the campaign. Virtually all of these are enthusiastic over the plan, and have determined to get to work at once to earn their share in the daily cash commissions and the reward money. Field Wide Open As yet, comparatively few of these workers actually have begun their canvas,, and the field is still wide open to all contestants. Organization work is still going thruout the city and elsewhere In Story county < and other adjacent territory in the Ames trading area. The Tribune-Times feels certain there are many persons %ho have not as yet had the opportunity to call at the campaign office for more complete information. These people are urged to do so at their earliest convenience, and to enter their names as contestants. No one has as yet obtained a ^sufficient:' start to place any handicap on new entrants. In fact, the extent of the siart any other worker obtains has virtually no bearing at all on any individual's decision to enter the campaign and work for the rewards offered. Daily Commissions Contestants will receive their commissions daily on the business they turn in, regardless of where other contestants may stand in the campaign. In the end, the $1,000 cash prize and the other cash prizes, will be paid those who have done the best work, but the amount '(Continued on Page primarily; it was said, In' seeing a steady rise in commodity prices to serve as a basis for a return to normal business conditions. This trip of.the president was to be his last away from the capital until.late November,when he is scheduled to go to Warm Springs, Ga., for a brief rest. Whether he would go from Hyde Park to Chicago for the Century of Progress exposition and , the American Legion convention October 2, has not been determined. Mr. Roosevelt's itinerary calls 'or his return to the white house October 5 in time to attend a world series game between the New York Giants and the Wash- ngton Senators. White house advisers made it clear that on the New York visits Tuesday night and October 4, the president would .not confer with political leaders, of that city in connection with the mayoralty situation. They explained that te was keeping his hands off the ocal fight. This May Become Nation's Money Capitol Newark, N. J.'s-, Centre Market building— recently used as a parking garage — has been selected as the site for the newly organized Jersey stock exchange. Here the nation's leading brokers, fleeing across the Hudson river tc-i escape New York city's .proposed 4 cents a share tax on every stock transfer, may do most of tlteir trading after October 2. Jr. Chamber Plans for Member Drive Plans for a membership drive will be laid before a meeting of .he Junior Chamber of Commerce, :o be held Wednesday at 8 P. m., n the junior chamber quarter^ in he Sheldon-Munu. hotel. The board of directors met Monday night, drive. D. D. to, lay plans for the La Grange was named lampaign' chairman.* He will name his committee Wednesday night. The tentative plans call for a membership dinner, at which State President Allen Whitfield of 3es Moines will be the guest of lonor. The member drive is to open officially October 11. Six-year-old Boy Killed by Truck KANAWHA, (liE)—A six-year-old' joy ran into the * pathway of a ruck and was killed here Tuesday, 'he boy was Billy Muhm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Muhm, Kanawha. The truck driver, M. W. Bur- veil, Mason City, was absolved of esponsibility by. the Garner coro- :er who held that the accident was navoidable. Panic Prevails Thru- out Central Italy " HOME OLE)—Reports seeping in Erom mountain towns showed 12 Known dead and. 60 injured in an earthquake that "struck Italy and portions of Jugoslavia Tuesday. It was feared the casualties would" prove more numerous, because small towns where commun- cation is most difficult were the worst sufferers. • • . ' Panic prevailed all thru the night n a great section of central Italy, bounded by Rome, Ancona and Pescara in which almost the entire population camped outdoors to avoid danger from crumbling buildings. ' . Chieti province was reported lardest hit, while the provinces of Aquila, Teramo and Sulmona suf- ered to less degree. From Jugoslavia came reports that many persons were feared drowned between Ljubljana and Celli, in the northwestern corner of the kingdom. Torrential rains preceded and followed the quake in that area and the two towns were isolated. Rains flooded the lowlands. Here and at Naples the shock hit at 4:30 a. in. and lasted 10 seconds. The shock was felt more strongly along the Adriatic coast and was strong at Pescara, Taramo and Aquila on the central Adriatic seaboard. The seimograph at one of the Naples observatories was still shaking an hour after the shock. lowan Is Named on Mississippi River Improvement Board WASHINGTON, (U.E) — Samuel M. Woodward, Iowa City, Tues day was named a meoiber of a board to study previous surveys of the Mississippi river valley and to recommend a national program of development. On the board, in addition to Woodward, are Charles H. Paul, Dayton, 0.: Herbert S. Crocker, Denver; H. Solon Graves. New Haven, Conn.: and Harlan H. Barrows, of Chicago. Argentina Back In League, Slap& Monroe Doctrine BUENOS AIRES, ..(HE)—Argen- tina'was .ready to rejoin the League of Nations Tuesday and in dp- ing so to take a slap at the American Monroe doctrine. TheVsenate Monday night passed the bill, already approved by the Cham&er of Deputies, authorizing payment of Argentina's dues .to the league this year. " The bill declares that Arginti- na considers the Monroe Doctrine a one-war political declaration, which does not constitute a regional agreement as it is defined in article XXI of the league covenant. Argentina ceased her attendance the league members refuse* 1 , to admit Germany and other ex-enemies on equal terms. All Argintina's ideas have been adopted long since. BOLT HITS POLE, 125 PHONES OUT Electric, Wind Storm Strikes City Approximately 125 telephones were thrown out of service when! lesidence Park Would Be Hurt 'A delegation... of six' men from Newton appeared before the state highway* commission Tuesday morning to protest a proposal to route' highway No. 14 north and south thru Newton over a new road to be cut thru Elm Park, Newton's most exclusive residence district. . The delegation headed by Attor ney A. M. Miller, presented to th commission a resolution passed on Monday night by the Newton citj council, supporting the protest, ane asking that consideration be .giv n another plan the delegation "offeree as a substitute. Elm Park Is a highly restricted residence area, with a circular Boulevard, known- as Ninth street 3 its main traffic artery. It lies i the southwest part of Newton. According to Mr. Miller, the commission has been working OE a plan to route No. 14 into Newtoa from the southwest straight thru Elm Park, cutting thru the circular boulevard and bringing the high way in some places as close as eight feet to the front doors of exclusive homes. It also would bring (Continued on Page Eleven) LEGION PLANS FOR MEMBER DRIVE Do You Know Theater History? Tribune-Times Arranges to Publish Series of Questions and Answers What do you know about the merican stage and screen? Are ou familiar with the various per- ods thru which the theater has assed? Do you recall the names famous stars? The theater and its history are i interesting subject for study. he Tribune-Times believes that any of its readers would like to now more about it so it has ar- anRed to publish a nerles of quefi- ona and answers each day for (he B( or this week. One set of ques- ons win appear each evening anrt 10 answers will be printed the ollowlng evening. As an added bune-Times will feature, the Tri- give 10 tickets every day to the per,ons submitting the best answers to the questions printed the previous evening. Each of five persons will receive two tickets each. Answers must be received at "the Tribune-Times office before 0 a. m. on the morning after Hie Questions appear. The names of the winners will be published that afternoon together with the correct answers and tho next set of questions. The tickets vvili admit to the picture "Hwndway to Hollywood," (Contluueil ou Pnge T lightning struck a telephone pole on which hung a cable, on Eleventh street between Burnett and Clark avenues, during an electrical and wind storm here, Monday night. . The bolt struck the top of the pole, which broke the force of the shock, then traveling along a supporting cable entered the telephone cable. • Phones in this immediate section, and in scattered locations all the way from Duff avenue to Grand avenue, and from Fifth street north, were affected, according to K. W. Moore, Ames branch manager of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company. Linemen located the source of the trouble with some difficulty, and -were rapidly restoring service Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Moore said it was expected all phones would be back in service by Tuesday night. Tree Blown Over The wind was reported to have felled a tree that partially lay across Lincoln way between the third and fourth wards, but otherwise scarcely no damage resulted from the storm. The heavy downpour began first about 7:40 P- ni., but did not last long, and tho rain continued intermittently thruout the night to daybreak, the total fall was only eight-tenths of an inch, according to the record at the Iowa State college agronomy farm. It is possible more than that amount may have fallen inside the city. The temperature fell 16 degrees within tho hour hfcn the storm struck. Tho rain affected some telephones In Hcattercd suctions of the city, but tlirso In'.orniptlons wore only minor In chtiractfjr, iCoiuiuueu w m* Two; • " •• _« «• • • . Lamson Attorney in Final Plea to Avert Sentence SAN JOSE, Cal. <U.E>—-Defeated on nearly every point, attorneys for David A. Lamson were to conclude Tuesday their plea for a new trial. Judge R. R- Syer was expected to sentence Lamson to hang • for the murder of his pretty wife Allene. Indications were that Lamson was to be taken to a cell in "condemned row" at San Quentin prison before nightfall. Arguments became so heated Monday that during Judge Syer's temporary absence from the bench a fist fight broke out between Edwin M. Rea, chief defense counsel, and Allan P. Lindsay, Santa Clara county prosecutor. Nine Escape From Indiana's Prison MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (U.E)— Nine desperate convicts, all armed with revolvers, broke out of the Indiana state penitentiary Tuesday and escaped .-ifter kidnaping a sheriff and shotting a bystander. The convicts escaped in two groups after forcing thtir way outside the penitentiary walls. Seven of the convicts kidnaped Sheriff Charles Nenl of Harrison.coun- ty and escaped in his automobile. Joe Tawtlsky. an oil state attendant, was shot and slightly wounded by one convict during the flight. SAN PUZZLED FRANCISCO, <U.R>- Phllip Correa, fiO, asked police to aid him In solving a perplexing marital tan- Klo. He declined hlfl wife, Nellie, 21, had elopul with Louis Conea, 27, hii uon by a foimcr marriage. Nominees for Officers Presented Plans for a concerted three- day membership drive thru which the Ames post of the American Legion hopes to surpass all previous membership records, and do the job ail-at once, were announced before the Legion post meeting Monday night by Prof. W. E. Galligan, chairman of the membership committee. Fifteen captains are being selected, who will head up teams of five men each. An additional list of about 225 ex-service men in Ames will be divided among these teams and a hard drive for three days will be conducted to sign up as many of these as possible. ... . The previous post membership peak was 208 members, signed up for the calendar year "1932. Under the forthcom;^^ drive, the post hopes to exceed considerably that mark. The drive will -be held within the' next two weeks. Game Seat n¥'bf : tie special indtti to Legion membership not only In Ames but elsewhere; in the county and thruout the" state, is arrangement made by the Ames post with the Iowa State college athletic department to admit free of charge every Legion- aire; presenting -a 1934 membership card 'to the Armistice day football game at State field between Iowa State and Kansas State. Word of this is being sent out to all Legion organizations in the state. New plans lor a hall and home for -the Ames post were promulgated at the meeting Monday night, and the building committee was authorized to make a thoro investigation and report at the next meeting, October 9. Officer Nominations • The report of the nominating committee •was read and accepted. Two ' candidates for each office were presented. The election takes place at the next meeting, which is the first in October. Installation will be at the (Continued on Pagt Two) AT POLICE Discovered -With Pals in Dwelling at Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn. <UJR)— George "Machine Gun" Kelly, his wife and two accomplices in the notorious midwest Harvey Bailey bandit gang, were captured here Tuesday. Identification was made by U. S. District Attorney Herbert Hyde, in charge of the mass trial of defendants in the kidnaping of Charles Urschel, wealthy Oklahoma City oil man, in which Kelly and his wife were indicted. They .were the only defendants still at large. The other two arrested with Kelly and his wife, Police Chief Lee announced, were J. R. Tichnor and S. E. Travis, also members of the Bailey-Kelly gang. A cordon of police surrounded the dwelling and heavily, armed detectives and policemen entered and faced Kelly's door .with a "poised shotgun. The door swung open and Kelly stood there with an automatic in his hand. "Drop it, Kelly," the patrolman snapped "or you'll die right here." The weapon dropped to the floor and Kelly's hand went up quickly. Mrs. Kelly is the daughter of Mrs. E. G. "Boss" Shannon, who with her husband and - step-son Armon, are on trial on-kidnaping conspiracy charges at Oklahoma City. The elder Shannon in his testimony Monday placed- blame for $200,000 ransom plot on Kelly, his wife an<j Albert Bates, who is on trial. • Two Identified As Mail Bandits CHICAGO (HP.) — Two western gang leaders had been identified Tuesday as participants in the robbery of two federal reserve messengers and-slaying of a policeman here, last Friday morning. .;„.,-• Tlifeinessengers-' and two 'guards who •wl^fe-i^th tb-tnn.when'flv* ban dits seilied^urisacks otmail pointed out pictures of ""Verne Miller and George (Machine Gun) Kelly as two members of the gang.-Police previously had suspected both. Miller, a former sheriff at Huron, S. D., is sought in connection with seven bank holdups and numerous other crimes. -He Is suspected of participation in the Memorial day Union station massacre at Kansas City. -'..". . Kelly, is also accused of participation in the Kansas City slayings and the Charles Urschel kidnaping in Oklahoma City. • A third, prominent gang character held chief police, attention. Tuesday. He was Gus Winkler, captured in his fashionable Northshore apartment. Police believed that if Winkler did not participate in the robbery, he at least;: knew who did. Winkler was turned over to federal authorities to forestall attempts -to free him on a habeas corpus writ. Johnson's Boil Delays Work on Code for Stores WASHINGTON, (U.E)—Action on a master code affecting the nation's 1,500,000 retail stores Tuesday awaited the return of Recovery Administrator Hugh S. Johnson who was in Walter Reed hospital suffering from a boil that required a minor operation. Indications were that Johnson upon his return to his desk would support the code's "stop loss" provision forbidding retail stores ^ sell as less than cost plus 10 per cent except in cases of bona fide clearances. Johnson was taken to the hopital Saturday and was ex- expected back Wednesday. The retail code was the most important code still pending. As soon as it is out of the way. NRA officials hope to clean up scores of secondary codes in short order and push ahead plans for a buying cara- >aign and reorganization of the s'RA setup for effective code administration- and enforcement. Negotiations with the H. C. ^rick Coal company of Pennsyl- ranla_ major holdout thus far from he bituminous coal code, were at 1 stage where NRA officials ex- lected the company's prompt agreement to abide voluntarily, with erms of the compact which becomes effective Monday. The Frtck company is a subslrt- aiy of the traditionally open shop T. S. Steel corporation. The recent 'ennsylvania strike began at Its mines in a dispute over unioniza- ion. When tlie blt.jm1n.ous code fit last agreed upon, the Frick com- any withheld Its signature. NRA officials declare the code vlll apply to the Frlok mines re- fjardless of whether the company ns. But they do not concenl heir anxiety to hnve It on record iirt to Join tlto adnilnifctrntive. ma- lilnery now being tei up to gov- rn tit industry,, Finds X-ray Useful in Treating Cancer CHICAGO <KE) — The x-ray is proving of increasing value in treatment of cancer, Dr.. G. Failla, New York, 1 told the 'American Congress of Radiology Tuesday. Emphasizing that x-ray treatment has not developed a positive cure for cancer, Dr. Failla said 6.*- velopments in this field is proving increasingly .effective. Use of the x-ray is much more economical than the use of radium in the treatment of cancer, he said. Woodward Denies Rift Over Patronage WASHINGTON (UP.) — Clifford Woodward, Des Moines. president of the Young Democrats Clubs of America, denied reports Tuesday that his organization was at odds with the democratic national committee over patronage. "It is ridiculous to say that we have any quarrel' with the democratic national committee with regard to anything," Woodward said. "Patronage isn't an issue. All recommendations for appointments naturally will be made thru the proper channels." AUNT L1NDY SAYS- A good many think Uncle Sam ought to ktep out when the neighbors get into it but you know how it i* if their children item to pick on "yourn."

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