Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on September 29, 1933 · Page 6
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Friday, September 29, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA II* jrwttr duty. Your belp i» •*•»« NOW. MlliloM of «e» «ad WWOM »uijr Mtitar Otlt win- t*r II y«* 4cl*y. Ames Daily Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY wBAtm -tf lncr«a»lnf •l*udln*M and warmer Friday atfM. Saturday uM*ttt- •4, probably «how«r« In •Mtr*rM •act p*ttl*n. Som«what vmrmtr In Mtithtfttt portion and o*oltr In th« northwwt. VOLUME LXVn Official Amtt and «»ry County Paper AMES, IOWA, 7KIDA7, SEPTEMBER 29, 1933. Unlttd Pr«M Wlr* Sarvlc* HO. 76 NRA SEEKS TO SETTLE FORD STRIKE PUBLIC 1KK5 TO COST PLANNED IN IA, 63 Projects Have O.K. of State Advisory Commission DBS MOINES fllE)—lowas federal public works program was well underway Friday with a total of 83 projects to cost approximately 16,312,321 under consideration or approved by the state advisory board and Federal Engineer P. F. Hopkins. Of this number, 63 projects with a total estimated cost of $5,115,738 have been approved by the board and all but 13 have been forwarded to Washington, D. C., officials for final sanction. The 13 remaining projects will be whipped into shape and placed in hands of federal administration officers within a few weeks, Engineer Hopkins said. Thirty-one projects with estimated total cost at 11,129,660 thus far have been granted in connection with the public works program In Iowa. In addition, the Reconstruction Finance corporation granted funds for erection of a $1,446,000 municipal toll bridge In Davenport, which altho in the nature of a public works project, was not handled thru the office of Engineer Hopkins. Work on projects that have received Washington approval probably will be started within a few weeks, Hopkins said. In most instances the contracts already have been awarded and final preparations were underway for starting "Favor" Charged Banker's Wife Foils Attempt Of Kidnapers SIOUX CITY <ILE)—A Sergeant Bluffs. la., banker's wife, Mrs. Adam Weis, foiled an attempted kid- naping of herself near here by grabbing her abductor's gun and ditching his car she told police Friday Weis, cashier of the Pioneer Valley Savings bank at Sergeant Bluffs, was in Sioux City when a stranger claiming he was demonstrating an oil burner at the bank asked Mrs. Weis to go to the bank with him to see the demonstration. The abductor drove out the river road toward Sioux City. He drew a gun and said, "Keep quiet or I'll plug you." Mrs. Weis grabbed .the gun and turned the car into the ditch, escaping to a nearby farmhouse while the young man was stopping the vehicle. actual construction. State Remployment Director Hans Pfund recently announced that more than 4,000 Iowa unemployed soon would be back on payrolls as a result of public works highway construction. Hundreds of additional unemployed will be transformed into workers by the extensive municipal and school projects when they are started. The largest individual Iowa public works project sanctioned thus far, excluding the Davenport bridge is $381,160 for a model sewage disposal plant in Cedar Rapids. At the outset of the program in Iowa preliminary projects blanks were mailed to each municipality in the state for the purpose of "starting the ball rolling," Hopkins said. A secondary purpose was to inform the government as to the scope and nature of the projects desired by the people. As a result proposed projects totaling more than $20,000,000 roll(Continued on Page Two) Probe of Hoover administration ocean mail and ship building con tracts brot charges that Henry Her berman, shipping magnate, above had directed one of hii employes to pay a $510 tailoring bill for T V. O'Connor, then chairman of the shipping board, below. Reorganization Of 22 la. Banks Win Approval WASHINGTON CEP)—Reorganization plans for 375 of 809 unlicensed national banks including 22 in Iowa have been approved and the banks may reopen if the plans are complied with. Comptroller of the Currency J. F. .T. . O'Conner announced Friday. The announcement indicated that the Iowa banks, closed since the national bank holiday, will release many millions of dollars to depositors. One of the banks at Red Oak reopened Friday. The Iowa banks the plans ap- x proved are Citizens National fr fcank, Belle Plaine; First Nation. —ail bank, Bellevue; First National Boone; Citizens National Charles City; First National bank, Council Bluffs; First National bank, Clear Lake; First National bank, Fairfleld; Farmers National bank, Hawarden; First National bank, Lenox; Nevada National bank, Nevada; First National bank. Prairie. City; Oak National bank, Red Rockwell City National bank, Rockwell City; Shenandoah National bank, Shenandoah; First isational bank, Sumner; Wash- National bank, Washing-,,- v , Farmer s National bank, ^ 6 » S , . City; Fayette County National bank, West Union; Citi- «ens National bank, Winterset. CHAMBER PLANS INTENSIVE DRIVE The most concerted and intensive drive to expand its membership that the Junior Chamber of Commerce-has yet undertaken since its organization in Ames, is scheduled to start October 12, and continue for four days." Plans for the campaign were announced Friday by D. D. La Grange, general chairman. The drive will open with a dinner at the Sheldon-Munn hotel, with Allen Whitfield of Des Moines, state Junior Chamber president, as the chief speak'er. Larry Briley of Newton, past state president, also is expected .There will be entertainment features of unusual character. Members whose dues are paid np will receive free tickets to this dinner, plus one guest ticket for each. The present membership has been divided into two teams for the drive, with five section captains on each team, each of whom will have five men under them. The two tearas will be known as the Cyclones and the Hawkeyes, and a genuine Cyclone-Howkeye rivalry is to be generated. Losers To "Throw Feed" A point system for measuring results of the campaign will be used, and the team reporting the lowest total score at the end of the four- day drive is to provide a dinner for the entire membership, 10 days later, October 25. The five captains on each team bank, bank, ton; Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to paoe 6 for the answers. 1. Name the capital of India. 2. Name, the wife of Abraham in the Bible. 3. Where are the Fiji Islands? 4. What i s the fruit of the oak tree called? 5. Who was Oberon? 6. Are white rats a distinct species? 7. Name (lie father of William, the Conqueror. 8. What do "R. I." after the signature of the King of England rarnn? 9. What color i s absinthe? 10. Who was tlio thirteenth President of the United States? ' are as follows: Cyclones, Ralph Kratoska, Gerald Miller. Lynn Broadwell, Burdette Cottingham and Arthur Bowman; Hawrkeyes, Mark Walsh, Edward Judge. Ernest Olson, Harry Collins and Howard McGriff. . A committee of the junior chamber has been named to aid in distributing publicity of various kinds for Iowa State college Cyclone home football games. The organization has pledged itself to a com- paign of promotion for these home games, and also to boost the Ames high school football, program by supporting home games. The chamber entertainment committee is working on a plan for. entertaining the high school football squad soon. Football Committee The football publicity committee includes Ernest Olson, Holland Halbasch- Edward Judge, James Hhite, (Continued on Page Five) 300,000 Attracted by Convention CHICAGO, (Hi)—First phalanxes of a legion mightier tban Rome ever knew flooded int the world's, fair city of Chicago Friday for what was promised as the largest convention <?ver held. One hundred and fifty thousand American Legion members facing a crucial crossroads in policy and an equal number of other visitors attracted by the veterans' conference were gathering. National Commander Louis A. Johnson made all arrangements for the entertainment'Monday of President Roosevelt, whom he confidently expects wjll address as many Legionaires as can be paeke into the Chicago stadium, where the president was nominated last year. The president's visit was eagerly awaited, as it was his action in cutting f400,000,OCO from veterans' payments last spring which brot the powerful veterans' group to its present crisis. Support of the president in his drive to pull the nation out of the depression has teen whole-heartedly pledged by the Legion but only temporary recession in the service men's demands upon the treasury was indicated. The Legion was expected to order a vigorous battle in congress .his winter to win back most of the >400,000,~000 cut out by the Roosevelt economy "program. A studied plan of attack hab been drawn up and indications were it would receive virtually unanimous support. The program which the veterans are expected to vote calls for re- toration to all veterans injured in ine of service of all benefits in effect prior to last spring; government bospitalization of all veterans n neeJ of treatment and unable to ! ay for it; restoration of the so- ailed presumption of service connection of disabilities in accord with laws wiped out last spring; enewal of benefits for dependents f veterans and perpetual government protection of children of deceased veterans. FIELD WIDE OPEN FOR WORKERS IN TRIBUNE DRIVE Big Major Prizes Not Yet Wrapped Up for Anyone Evidences of faulty reasoning concerning the opportunities presented to Ames and Stor> county people by the cash prize circulation campaign of the Ames Daily Tribune-Times have appeared since the first announcement of this gigantic drive, last week. There seems to b€ a feeling on the part of everyone, that everybody else is going to take part in the campaign, and that there is no chance for the new worker to make any real money. As a result of this incorrect trend of thought, very few actually have entered the campaign and btgun to work. The field is still open to energetic conscientious, people who really would like to make some extra money for Christmas, and possibly win one of the capital prizes. "Can't Be Done The thought of earning $1,000 in cash as a prize for this small service to the Tribune-Timas seems so vague and unreal that most persons toss it aside as not worthy of consideration. There is just where the big mistake is being made by a large number of potential workers in this drive, who as yet hare not applied for further information. The Tribune-Times has only one fear, that the campaign will suffer from the belief that there is no more room for candidates, whereas the exact opposite is the actual situation. There ig ample room in this campaign for every single person who wants to work, who wants to make some ready cash payable daily, and who wants a chance to win a really substntial cash prize that will come in mighty handy at Christmas time. Many are afraid that it is too late now to "gtt in on the ground floor." They would be greatly surprised to see how much "ground Jioor" unoccupied. Prepared for Rtwh The Tribune-Times is wholly prepared to handle the rush of applicants when people become convinced that there really is something here for them. Those who have already gone to work, it is true, have had some.advantage by getting some of the quick business awaiting workers in the campaign. But there is a vast an.ount of business still waiting for someone to come and get it.-Activity in this campaign does involve a little personal effort. Subscriptions won't just come and lie down in the lap Loss Appalling in Hurricane "Epidemic" CIX hurricanes of major intensity have swept sec*•* tions of the United States, Mexico, and the West Indies in the last five weeks. Hundreds have been killed and injured and property damage has been high In millions. The West Indian hurricane is due, according to scientist*, to a conflict of two systems of winds, chiefly from August to October. At that time the northeast trade wind belt shifts north of its average position. At "the same time, the southeast trade winds have crossed the equator and have been turned by the earth's rotation into southwest winds. Texas, Sept. 4—• Twenty - two 'dead, 1500 injured, millions property loss. Atlantic coast, Aug. 20-23, Sept. 16 — More than 50 dead, millions property damage. Florida, Sept. 2^3^— Little life loss, heavy property damage. Tampico, Sept. 25— Hundreds „ reported dead and injured. Heavy, damage. -V: Cuba, Sept. 1-2 — Eighty dead, hundreds injured. NATIONAL LABOR DELICATE of contestants. They must make (Continued on Page Five) SCANS RECOVERY DRIVE Expects Easier Credit Will Aid Business HYDE PARK, N. Y. CEP.)—President Roosevelt Friday carefully scanned the progress of his recovery program. A wave of conflicting reports on inflation, indicating a forthcoming pronouncement of importance from the''summer white house, was discounted by attaches. They recalled the statement is- used on: behalf of Mr. Roosevelt Sunday night by Secretary Stephen T. Early that there was "nothing new" so far as inflation was concerned. It was pointed out the administration was watching closely the trend' of commodity prices in the hopes of seeing an upward surge indicative of an increased buying wave. With friends of the white house distinctly bearish regarding imme diate. steps on the complex mone tary problems, observers here lean ed to the opinion the president wa counting on his credit expansion Russian Participation in Wheat Control Is Price of Recognition WASHINGTON (U.E) — Credits to Russia by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and ultimate diplomatic recognition of the Soviet by the United States were understood in informed circles Friday to hinge upon Russian participation in a world wheat control agreement sought at London. The London agreement would govern acreage,' production. exports and imports of the principal wheat growing countries. It is re- girdedrBy the administrailoiS $T : 'a "real treaty of economic peace" "and Russian action imperiling itvmight lead to withholding of credits and recognition by this government. Disappointment was expressed over Russian'rejection of a compromise plan submitted in London by John V. A. MacMurray, American delegate, who is returning to confer with officials over the situation created by the Russian action. If Russia insists on a wheat export quota of 75,000,000 bushels, instead of a quota of about half that amount 'as agreed upon by Argentina, Australia, Canada and the United States, it was said two bourses would be open. Th«y were: 1. Denial of RFC credits to Russia. 2. A ban on imports of Russian wheat. Lindberghs Land at Capital of Esthonia REVAL, Esthonia, (UJR)—Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, returning from a visit to Russia, landed here in their seaplane at 3:30 P- m. Friday. A soviet airplane accompanied them on the first stage of their journey northwestward from Moscow. MOSCOW (UP) — Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh took off from the Moscow river in their at 11:44 a. mile flight EsMionla, Friday for a 525 to Tallinn (Revnl), A Soviet airplane accompanied I hem for the first stage of their journny northwestward over Russia to the Ksthonun capital on (ho couth coast of the Gulf of Finland. Predicts Great War in East If Japan Persists GENEV9A, (HE)—A great war in the far east unless Japan is halted in her expansion program was predicted Friday by Wellington Koo. Chinese chief delegate, in an earnest appeal to the League of Nations assembly. "Do not let the league'^ covenant become a scrap of paper" Koo said. "All signs in the far east point to a major conflict in the next few years. If the covenant is permitted to be a scrap of paper east of Suez, how can it become a reality in Europe?" Japan broke the league covenant in seizing Manchuria and forming the new state of Manchou- kuo, Koo said. Pig Slaughter Program Ends; 6 Million Dead WASHINGTON, OLE)—The federal pig,, "birth control" program reached an end Friday with an estimated purchase of about 6,000,000 pigs and 160.000 sows. Purchases of the porkers from governments. accounts will end at the close of trading Friday. Definite figures on the number of animals bought and total expenditures will be available early next week. Agricultural adjustment officials estimated, however, that the total cost o£ the porkers and their processing fees will not amount to more than $35,000,000. The agricultural administration on the whole was gratified at the result of the campaign even tho the sale of brood sows was dis..ppoint- ing. The program called originally for the slaughter of 1,000,000 sows about to farrow. Farmers apparently held back their sows in the belief that new-born pigs would result in heavy profits next year The farmers did. however, inundate the markets with light pigs, send ing so many to the slaughter centers that the administration at one time was forced to declare a buying truce to catch up with supplies on hand. policies as a sufficient "shot in th arm" for business. They argued credit expansior could be regarded as inflationary in character and that the chief ex ecutive was confident with aid a! ready given agriculture and in dus try, even further impetus will be provided when a comprehensive program for the re-opening of clos ed but solvent banks was put intc effect. Mr. Roosevelt took advantage o the seclusion of the summer white (Continued on Page Two) Dickinson Open New Attack on Farm Program LYNNVILLE, la. rtl.E)—Senator L. J. Dickinson took to the foot ball field Friday to drive home a sharp criticism of the government's agricultural program. Speaking at Lynnville's homecoming shortly before the high school played a football game Dickinson declared that "the farmer is not getting a very Sewage Plant Expansion Will Solve Waste Disposal Problem Building of Addition One of Reemployment Projects City Has Under Way By FLOYD H. CORLISS Enlargement of the sewage disposal plant, to be done by the city as an unemployment relief project and with a 30 per cent grant from the federal government from the national public works fund, conies as a much-needed improvement to the city of Ames. The present facilities are inadequate to handle properly the sewage waste, particularly during the winter months. The disposal riant, located at. the south end of Onk avenue on what. formerly was the city dumping ground, was erected in 1923, being to serve a city of 10,000 population, Anu-s had f>,2?0 at the 1920 censuc, and tho annual Influx of students at Iowa State college just about brot the total to the 10,000 mark during three-quarters of the year. THe continued rapid expansion of the city was not anticipated. Hence today, with a permanent resident population of 10,261 in addition to the student body at Iowa State, fn excess of 3,100 this fall, the plant Is continually laboring under an load, and the winter season finds it inadequate for Uie task, This Is t lie. picture described by City Manager J. H. Ames on the occasion of an Inspection trip nt (lie plnnt Thursday. This overburdened conf ;.lon 18 nil(Continued on Page ^ of on good deal out of the 'new deal' and condemned the hog and corn reduction plan of Secretary Agriculture Henry Wallace. Citing lower tariff rates agricultural imports and a 160 per cent increase in Argentine canned beef imports to this country in the last two years, Dickinson said: "The" entire object of the NRA has been centerei on industrial recovery," Dickinson said, "with the result that industrial commodity prices have gone up while farm prices'have gone down." Trail of Indiana Fugitives Leads Across Iowa Fri. DES MOINES O>—The trail of five of the fugitive Indiana prison Inmates who escaped enrly this week by kidnaping a sheriff, led across southern Iowa early Friday, it-was believed. Five roughly dressed, bearded men stopped a,t Fairfield at 3 a. m. for coffee, Chief Park Findley of he Iowa Bureau of Investigation was Informed. The men were drlv- ng a Chrysler coupe bearing Ne- jraska license plates. Nebraska of- leers lute Thursday reported that six men answering the description of the Indlnnn fuKltivos had ronv Jinmleerod a family car near Lincoln, TRI-COUNTY FAIR' ECLIPSES RECORD Crowds Attend Three- day Annual Event STORY CITY -- Residents of Story City were resting Friday after three days of spirited activity occasioned by the sixth annual Tri- County fair. The event opened Tuesday morning under threatening skies but hundreds of visitors were lured out Wednesday and Thursday by favorable weather and reports "that the lair was one of the best ever staged here. Interest centered particularly in the horse show this year, this division showing th-2 greatest improvement over former fairs. Twenty- seven horses and colts were shown with J. C. Richie of Stratford serving as judge. Exhibits in the garden and fnii department of the fair belied th fact that the summer had been ho and dry. Exhibits in the 30 var ous classes were as good, and in some instances better, than in 'th previous garden produce shows. Twenty-three persons arranged 77 exhibits for the flower show held this year for the first time in connection with the fair. This shov formerly had been held at an earl ier date. ' Women arranged a galaxy of ex hi'bits in the home economics de partment including 143 in the can ned goods divisin, 97 in baked pro ducts. 55 in textile and 148 in the girls' division. Pickles, jellies cakes, breads, candies, embroidery work, hooked, braided and crocheted rugs and quilts all had places on More Millions Allotted for Public Works WASHINGTON OT.E) Public :he exhibit shelves of the women's department... A specitl event sponsored by the women's committee was a baby health clinic in which a large number of babies were ex- amineJ. The fair also included hog, sheep, calf, corn and grain departments, with judging contests furnishing added interest. In the week judg- ng contest, Luverne Johnson of itory 7ity placed first, Martin Mihel of Story City second and Ar;old Anderson of Story City third, lobert Vorland and Leonard Sampon of Radcliffe were first in the rain and livestock judging contest vith Donald Lyon of Story City aking second place and Norman (Continued on Pagi> Two.) Registration of 3,300 at Iowa State Expected Registration at town State col- ge for the fall quarter reached ,180 Frldny, according to Regis- rar J. R. Sage. The total enrollment for the uarter will be approximately ,300, it is estimated. Tlint fig- re would be ISO loss thnn the otal enrollment, for the fall uarter of 1932 ui « drop .of Works Administrator Ickes announced Friday that $20,000,000 had been allotted for the construction of a dam and six units of a power plant at BonneviUe, Ore., on the Columbia river. The total cost' of the project, which is a combination Of power, navigation and flood .control, is estimated at. J31.000.000. The public works administration announced also that $2,195,000 had been allotted to 14 other projects in 11 states. The allotments include: Tama, la., grant, storm sewer, ?6,000 and a $1,650,000 loan and grant to the South Omaha Bridge association to construct a toll bridge across the Missouri,, rivter between Council Bluffs and South Omaha. M'KEE WILL NJ, Annoimcem't Throws Race Into Muddle NEW YORK, ttlE) — Joseph Me- Kee, who achieved amazing popularity as successor to Mayoi James J. Walker after collapse of the Walker regime last year, announced Friday his candidacy for mayor of New York. His entrance, creating a three- cornered race between Tammany, fusion and his own anti-Tammany forces, threw the political situation into utter confusion and disheart- ned a large so-called "reform" group which had hoped for a clear- cut campaign between Tammany and the republican-democrat coali- ion. McKee acceeded* to the request of lis political sponsor. Edward J. r lynn, democratic leader of the ?ronx, and Postmaster General General James A. Farley. Farley and Flynn are represented as be- ieving that Tammany is fore- loomed to defeat with-the unpopu- ar O'Brien. They fear that the victory of the insurgent republican -.aGGuardia would wreck the New York democratic organization anrt lampcr the re-election of Governor Herbert H. in 1934 and 'resident Roosevelt in 1936. McKee retired from the cily gov- rnment to become president of the Title Guarantee and Trust company t $50,000 a year. 100,000 Out as Unrest Spreads in Many Industries WASHINGTON, OLE) — The national labor board's decision to attempt to mediate a strike of Ford Motor company employes at Chester, Pa., Friday, pointed toward * direct test of strength between Henry Ford and the Roosevelt administration. Board members considered the Ford situation delicate and serious. It was but one of a dozen major strikes requiring the board's attention and involving more than 100,000 men. Telegrams arriyed by the dozen asking the board to adjust disputes. Ford did not sign the automobile code. A direct, show down between him and the NRA was averted on that score when the NRA held he would be considered to be complying with its policies so long as he abided by the code's terms. The strike now has raised the issue of whether he will deal with the NRA in any way. Chairman Rbbert F. Wagner of the labor board decided to undertake direct negotiations with Ford officials in Detroit after Ford's action in shutting down the Chester assembly plant blocked local mediation efforts there. Wagner expressed confidence the board could adjust the dispute and get the plant reopened if Ford would permit it to arbitrate.' He declined to say what his next move would oe if Ford refused, but declared pointedly that the board had the "full force of the NRA behind it.", Grave concern was felt over the continued tie-up- of Pennsylvania coal mines owned by the H. C. Frick Coke Co., subsidiary of the giant TJ. S. Steel corporation. Some NRA officials expressed apprehension over the spread of the strike to the steel mills. "- The Frick comptny has Mfc- signed the bituminous code wtiic becomes effective- Monday. The NRA insists the code will apply re- gar.dless of 'whether the company •signs, but miners fighting for recognition of their union declare they will not return to work until the company agrees in blacK and white to the provisions of the code guaranteeing them freedom to organize. Donald Richberg NRA chief counsel, and Deputy Administrator Kenneth Simpson have been engaged in closely guarded negotiations with coal company executives for more than a week. Early this week it was said developments were expected momentarily, but the discussions have dragged on. Meantime a special committee named by the labor board and headed by Gerard Swope, chairman of the General Electric company, has been striving to adjust the strike. *" Despite increasing strikes -Wagner said he did not regard .them as a "bad sign" for the NRA program. "Differences iare bound to occur in such a tremendous social reorganization,"'he s'aid.^ "We cannot expect to perform a miracle over night" , Wagner said both, capital and labor were making ' some unreasonable demands, but that the great majority of disputes were due to employers' failure to recognize labor's ght to organize and bargain Within two weeks Wagner expects to set up "a system of regional labor boards to relieve the national board of much of its work. The general plan calls for one board in each of the 12 federal reserve districts. New York city and possibly Buffalo and other large industrial centers will have separate boards. (Continued on Page Two} Jewish Problem Before League GENEVA, the German (TIE)—Holland forced Jewish problems before the League of Nations Friday with a demand for a special committee to consider the plight of refugees from alleged nazi oppression. r bout 3.8 per cent. College authorities feel that He enrollment has held up re- larknbly well In view of present ondltions. Registration of new tudontx was over 1,000 In c»in- ruat to lust year's enrollment of I 11 new ntudonts, AUNT LINDY SAYS- When a young man says two can live as cheaply as one he in in earnest but when he find* they can't he's in distress.

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