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Sign Up With NRA Uo jr«Hir only Y«*r help to NUW. MlllloM ot MM •ad WUOKB Ames Daily Tribune "Times , . STORY COUNTY'S DAILY VOLUMBLXVn Officltl Amo Cwinty AMES, IOWA, SATURDAY, OCTOBE1 7, 1933. United PrtM Wirt Servlct W1ATIBB and tun4ay, «xc*»t •xtr*m« wit p*rtl»n«. cooler In tait, touth p«rti*n« §*t> ; .-day night, fro*t Saturday nifht. Warm«r Sunday tft*rno«n In *x- trtm* northwMt. Ho. 88 GOVT. CORPORATION TO BOOST PRICES FEDERAL WAR ON ORGANIZED CRIME All Urschel Abductors Face Court for Sentence OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. OLE) —-Success crowned the government's war on crime on three southwestern fronts Saturday. Life imprisonment, the extreme penalty under the new Lindbergh kidnaping law, was imposed by Federal Judge, Edgar Vaught Saturday on Harvey Bailey, Albert Bates. R. 0. "Boss" Shannon and Mrs. Ora Shannon. They were convicted in the $200,000 ransom kidnaping of Charles Urschel, oil millionaire. Armon Shannon, 21, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison but the sentence was suspended. Clifford Skelly and Edward Herman, St. Paul, convicted of handling part of the marked ransom money, were sentenced to serve five years each for their part in the crime. v — Kathryn Kelly, wife of George "Machine Gun" Kelly, entered a plea of not guilty contrary to announcement of Prosecutor Herbert Hyde that she would plead guilty. George "Machine Gun" Kelly also pleaded not guilty to implication in the kidnaping. Both Kelly and his r;d haired wife will go on trial next Monday. At Dallas, former Jailer Thomas Manion and Grover Bevill, a butcher, came before a federal judge for sentence, convicted of assisting Bailey in his sensational Labor day jail break there. At Ucumcari, N. M., authorities guarded Robert (Big Bob) Brady, critically wounded, and a companion thought to be Wilbur IJnderhlll, desperate outlaw wanted thruoutL, the -southwest. , Bailey, itemed by federal agents "the most idangerons crim- Inal in the country," sad s Jjjndjr- TrtU led the Memorial day oreak from the Lansing, Kan., penitentiary. Brady and eight other convicts accompanied them.-They blazed a trail of blood and terror thru five states. .Underbill, Brady Caught in N. M. TUCUMCARI, K M. (U.B — A desperado thought to be Wilbur Underbill, fugitive killer accused of murdering eight men, was in irons here Saturday. He was the prisoner of a western sheriff who called his bluff and shot his confederate, Robert "(Big Bob) Brady. Underbill was sullen and refused to talk. Near death, Brady, admitted his identity. The pair drove into a trap two miles east of here Friday night. Sheriff Ira Allen and three deputies met them, on information from Amarillo, Tex. "You've got the wrong'men, sheriff," one of the outlaws said. "You can't arrest us." •."We'll see," was the terse re- niy. Brady ran. Sheriff Allen fired. Two shots hit Brady In the back, one puncturing his liver. Deputy Ed Jackson peppered Brady with buckshot. Underbill, who three 'times killed men trying to, capture him meskly surrendered. Their car contained three revolvers, two .4F caliber automatics, a .38 automatic, one 30-30 rifle and two sawed-off shotguns. In their pockets Sheriff Allen found $3,500 In currency. : ®—; Senator Dale of Vermont I* Dead ISLAND POND, Vt OLE)—United States Senator Porter Hinman Dale of Vermont died late Friday night after an illness of several months. He was 66 years old. Death came in his home here. Senator Dale was a republican. He served in the iouse from 1915 to 1923, representing the second Vermont district. He was elected to the senate in 1923 for ' the un- expired term of the late Senator Dillingham. He was re-elected in 1926 and again Nov. 8, 1932, for six years. Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page four for the answer*. 1. Where is the TJ. S. Lepersor- ium? 2. Who wrote "The Chambered Nautilus?" 3. Name the widows of Presidents of the U. S. now living 4. What is the full name of the Nazi party in Germany? 5. TO what country does, the island of Tasmania belong? "• Narno Victor Hugo's most famous novel. 7. What is chamber music? S. (llVO (lip Spni)lc!l TOftTvl cm.'. ft, D( fine taxidermy 10. What ia a moraine? word for Resumes Stock Market Inquiry "We intend to show that the bankers . . . took the cream of the profits and the investors got the skimmed milk." Ferdinand Pecora (above), counsel for the senate banking and currency committee, so announced his aim when the committee resumed its stock market probe at Washington. •* Discloses Stock Profits at Probe THINK 30 STATES 11 RETAIN BAN AGAINST LIQUOR Rockefeller Gives Out Findings of His Investigators NEW YORK, CU.EJ—Despite the probable adoption of the 21st amendment, prohibition will be maintained in 20 states, a report on the problem of liquor control sponsored by John D. Rockefeller, jr., disclosed Saturday. In 14 of the states, almost one- third of those affected by prohibition repeal "resort must be had to the difficult process of modifying the state constitution" before liquor can be sold legally, the report said. "It (the 21st amendment) leaves untouched the laws and constitutional provisions now existing in the various states," the unpublished report revealed. "Moreover, a number of federal statutes relating to liquor which were passed before the adoption of the 18th axnenoment have never been repealed. The report, prepared by Raymond B. Fosdick and Albert L. Scott, makes plain that the liquor problems becomes a state matter as soon as the national law js repealed. "The possible future success of state-wide prohibition will depend entirely upon whether there is within the state an overwhelming majority in favor of this type of control,' 'the : report said. Even in states where the majority of voters have expressed themselves in favor of prohibition, it may be desirable "to make concessions te an irreconcilable minority as a means of eliminating an organized bootlegging traffic," the report continued. ' In view of the widespread evils which followed the adoption of the 18th amendment, the report, concluded that "we frankly are not impressed with the possibilities of prohibition as a method of control, even, the individual states." That a profit of $6,819,000 was made by 11 members of the New York investment banking firm of Dillon, Read and company during the boom years of 1928 and 1929 was the disclosure made at the senate stock market probe by Robert E. Christie, jr. (above), a member of the firm. RADCLIFFE TO GET Will Get U. S. Aid on School Project Special to the Tribune-Times. RADCLIFFE— Residents of Radcliffe Friday voted in a special election to issue $8,400 in bonds for the erection of an auditorium and •gymnasium as an addition to the present school building. The vote was 183 for and 45 against the project. The gymnasium will have a seating capacity of 1,200 and will provide the school with one of the best basketball playing floors in the state. The total cost of the addition will be $12,000. Local authorities have been assured that a grant of 30 per cent of that amount will be allowed by the federal public works administration to assist in financing the project. Work on the structure is scheduled to start immediately The Radcliffe school board recently bought several acres of ground adjacent to the school which has been converted into an athletic Held, Including a football gridiron, baseball diamond and a 220-yard straight-of-way track. A portion of the land has been set aside for parking area. The local high school, boasting an enrollment of 179, is the largest high school in any town of Us size in the state. This year's enrollment is the biggest in the school's history. The school, which is a member of the North Central Association of Secondary schools, sup- prts voc.itf.nni agriculture, vocational home economics, normal (mining and commercial departments. L. C. Taylor, formerly supfirln- ifiuk'iU of the Kollcy consolidated schools In Story county, headd the local school ayutciu. T STOP-F. R. Hits Recalcitrants on BotK Sides WASHINGTON OXE) — President Roosevelt Saturday warned capitol and labor alike that industroal troubles must be thrust onto the background until the war against depression is won. Speaking at the dedication of the Samuel Gompers memorial momu- PITTSBURGH, Pa., OLE) —Western Pennsylvania's 70,000 miners, almost half of whom have returned to work or plan to return by Monday, looked Saturday to President Roosevelt's conference with steel executives to end the strike in the bituminous coal field. *• ment, _Mr. Roosevelt said this was no time to seek special" privileges, undue advantages or personal gain "because of the fact of a crisis." The majority of workers and employers realize this, he said. The presidc-nt dealt with "recal- citrants" on both sides. He declared they cut "a very small figure" in the total of those cooperating with the administration's recovery drive but warned that the few would have to be "lassoed" and pot in a corral. He made reference to "hot heads who think results can be obtained by noise and violence" and to employers "who think in terms of dollars and cents instead of in terms of human life." The president said, "Only 22 years ago, Samuel Gompers. Robert Wagner, Alfred E Smith and I were labelled as radicals when we succeeded in passing a bill thru the New York state legislature limiting the work of women in industry to 54 hours a week." President Roosevelt planned to confer with three leaders o£ the steel industry at the white house Saturday in an attempt to settle the Pennsylvania Captive coal mine strike. He acted at the request of Governor Pinchot of Pennsylvania and Recovery Administrator Hugh S. (Continued on Page Two.) Violet's Toggery Is Winning Title for Women's Store Violet's Toggery is the name selected by the judges in a contest for a name for the women's ready- to-wear store recently taken over by Miss Violet Allff from Willard's of Marshalltown. The store is at 206 Main street. The winning name was selected from a large number of entrle? !.t was submitted by Mrs. N. U Qulnn of Perry, who will receive a now dress as the prize. The Judges wore James D, White and Mrs. N. F. Sunder. German Demand for Armament Equality Precipitates a Crisis That May Cause Postponement of Geneva Conference Due to Start Soon By FREDERICK KUH " U. V. Staff Correspondent Copyright 103* to/ United Press LONDON (U£> — Postponement it was tho.ught Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy might invite the premiers of Great Britain, France and Germany to -a con- o£ the world disarmament con- ference In northern Italy. The ference was considered Saturday while European statesmen faced a crisis brought about by a German demand for armament equality with other powers. So serious was the situation that some statesmen speculated on the possibility df the conference adjourning in failure with an armament race and the threat of a catastrophic background; war in the In view of the new emergency, British cabinet will meet Monday programs speeded up and Japan waiting for the next naval conference to demand equality with the United States and Great Britain. to consider its policy. Nine days remain before disarmament conference is scheduled to reconvene at Geneva. The steering committee meets Monday. With so little time for effective compromise, there was complete deadlock Saturday. 'If anything were needed to emphasize the somber picture,, there was the naval situation, with building \ Briefly f situation the i tired of the 'land armaments was that Germany, waiting for the World war allies to make good on promises to disarm, given her in the Versailles treaty which limited her own armaments, demanded: 1. That the powers at once agree on a specific plan for disarming themselves down to Germany's level. 2. Alternately that Germany be permitted gradually to increase her armament up to the allied level. All the allies were prepared to concede at the moment was a four-year period of strict control of '..rmaments after which France and other nations would begin, if all went well, to reduce, armaments. It was reported on usually reliable authority that Germany threatened, unless her demands were accepted, to violate the Versailles treaty by shortening the term of enlistment in her army so as to train a greater number of men. KELLOGG VERDICT TO BE FILED Other Matters Current in Ames Court Municipal Judge J. T. Luke expects soon to complete hie findings in the case of George H. Kellogg vs. Story county, the board of supervisors, county treasurer, etc., seeking to collect $425. ."Mr. Kellogg sued the county for $25 a month for 17 months, this amount representing the reduction in salary Imposed upon him by the supervisors while he was serving as superintendent of schools. The salary reduction was applied to all months from March 1932 to last month, his final month as superintendent. ; After trial of the case early in September, the court asked attorneys for both sides to present briefs. These have been studied and Judge Luke states hi£ findings will be filed very soon. Fire Claim Settled : , A stipulation of settlement of a rent account reveals the amount of liability assumed by an insurance company in the recent iiijp at the Ames Candy, shop;-123 I«m street. The insurance company^aM $1,100, the^atootfnt"being-turned-orer to the municipal court to settle the rent claim of C- E. Sowerw'ine owner of the building. Mr. Sowerwine had sued to collect $830 he claimed as back rent. on the store, naming Tom J. Velman. Mildred Velman, James Des- pinakes. Steve Antonlen and the National Security Fire Insurance company of Oman.* as defendants. Tie claim was settled, according to the stipulation, on file, for $500, plus court costs and attorney fee of $17.50, and the tenants were granted the privilege of continuing possession of the premises until October 8. : Fixtures of the store are posted for sale on October 10 to settle a $3,282,96 judgement granted Mr. Velmar in the district court, against Despinakes and Antonian, partners who purchased the candy shop from Mr. Velman on a contract. Restraining Order The court has issued a restraining order against Chris and Anna Thomsen, seeking to prevent them from disposing .of property until after settlement of a judgement for $995 returned in July in favor or W. P. Kintzley on a 1 - claim involving the lease of a quarter section farm in Franklin township. Mr. Kintzley filed a petition asking for the restraining order. C. B. Ewing has filed suit against Orville Harrison for $352, covering a list of alleged purchases of farm products, and for artivles borrowed which the plaintiff claims were (Cortinued on Page Two) About 200 persons were gathered at the North Western station Ti 1 '*form at 6 a. m.. Saturday, to witness the take off of a pigeon race from here to Chicago. A large number of children were in the crowd that stood about in the chilling wind for half an hour after the scheduled start before the pigeons actually were released. More than 2,50^ were released from the basket??, soaring in a cloud, circling about, briefly, then starting directly into the sunrise toward Chicago where the winners of the raw are expected to arrive sometime Saturday afternoon. The race was an event of the International Racing Pigeon association. President Pleads for Nation's Needy Will Lay Code For Farmers on Roosevelt Desk tatives of farm organizations Saturday. The plan, its sponsors claimed, would assure farmers the Denefits given industries by NRA codes. E. E. Kennedy, secretary ot the National Farmers union and John Bosch, vice president of the Na- .ional Farmers Holiday association [iave discussed the proposal with Washington officials. Everywhere, they said, they met with favorable reaction. The code's sponsors plan to leave for the middle west Saturday to organize at least 60 per cent of the industry, which officials told them must be represented before the code is set for hearing. Kennedy said the National G aige would be invited to join the movement but that the American Farm Bureau federation would not. He claimed the pfes- eat backers represented 2,000,000 farm members. 'It is for us to redouble.our efforts for those Xwho must stiir depend upon- relief to .stand by the victims of the depression until- it is definitely past Such was the plea made. by President Roosevelt at' the colorful Catholic charities conference in New York, where he here is. pictured with his military aide, Colonel Edwin Watson. SERIOUSLY HURT Hollister Siflith, 24, high school teacher at Sibley, was in Mary Greeley hospital, Saturday, suffering from serious "injuries resulting when Ms automobile crashed into the rear of a truck loaded with old lumber, five miles south of Ames on the Jefferson highway, about 7:30 p. m.,. Friday. Smith's ocalp was virtually. torn off, requiring 40 stitches. His left leg was fractured and he suffered numerous other, cuts and bruises. It was stated at the hospital that he probably iwill recover. M. L. Davis, residing a mile wejt of Ames, driver of the truck, suffered minor cuts and bruises in the crash. He was driving toward Des Moines with the load of old lumber, and had reached the top of the southern slope of Johnson's hill. Smith also was driving to Des Moines, and was said to have been traveling at a high rate of speed as lie ascended the south slope of the steep grade. He did not see the truck as liis car came up over the brow of the Mil. Smith's automobile, a new eight- cylinder car, was totally wrecked. The entire top half of the motor was sheared off as the front of the auto was driven under the rear of the truck with terrific force. Boards were driven thru the shatter-proof windshield glass. Police Chief W. J. Cure and Patrolman John Behling answered the call for aid at the scene of the wreck. They found the lumber from the truck scattered all over the pavement. Smith had been taken to the hospital by other motorists. Smith teaches English and dramatics at the Sibley high school. He is unmarried. His father, 0. E. Smith, is editor of the Spirit Lake Beacon. He was graduated from the (Continued on Page Two) Eldora Votes $12,000 Bond Issue To Enlarge Pine Creek State Park With the passing of the $12,000 bond issue by the citizens of Eldora to furnish funds for the acquisition of 266 acres of land adjoining Pine Creek state park, emergency conservation work officials arc proceeding with plans for the establishment of a civilian conservation corps camp there this winter. A second artificial lake, c:.v",' : : "bout 70 acrea, will bo built with Citizens Conservation corns Inbor. Boccko, chairman of the Eldora coin m lit 011 on promotion of Uie Fine Creek »UUc park develop- ment program, was in Ames Thurs day discussing matters incident to the camp establishment and problems concerned with work on the lake project with conservation authorities. Major F. C. V. Crowley, of the T rt Dos Moinea army post, who has inspected the Eldora camp .He Is recommending to iho war department, that barracks be built in the Hardln county fair grounds to house the men over the winter. If approval is glvon in WnshinKton. D. C., local cnrpcnlerrt \vill bo con(Continued on Pago Seven) Fate of Ames Concert Series Is in Balance Sliall Ames have a series of musical concerts this winter? That is the question Ames music lovers are asking following the disbanding of the Ames Community Concert association, which presented a series here last 'win ter. Th« music council of the college does not feel that it can ' sponsor a series unless it receives assurance of support from the community. The Tribune-Times therefore urges that everyone interested in bringing three or four fine concerts here for $3 call the secretary of the music council at telephone 150. This year, the finest artists are appearing for reduced prices and a series of the highest excellence could be procured at a lower price than ever before. DES MOINES, O>— A heavy, killing frost was expected thruout Iowa Saturday night. Federal Meteorologist Charles D. Reed expects Saturday nights temperatures to reach a ne wlow poin: for the season. Over a period of years, the first killing frost in Iowa has arrived October 9, lie said. 1 emperatures. which dropped Sioux City, with a 38 degrees. Pavnn ftavly Saturday were expected to I'iso slowly Sunday afternoon. The coldest spot in the state Saturday morning was minimum of port reported the maximum temperature Friday with 70 degrees. DubbQue reported .02 inches of rainfall early Saturday. Clouded Skies Here Saturday A sudden change in weal her after sunrise Saturday, brot the fact of fall's rapid approach to startling reality. The temperature had fallen to 44 degrees, with a chilling northwest breeze. Clouds overshadowed the sky forenoon, and the obscured at 11 o'clock. Temperature readings at the mu- in the early sim was still nicipal plant wore: Friday, 2 p. m., 70; R p. ni.. 70; 4 p. ITI., 69; 62; 7 p. m., f.S; m.. Gfi; 6 P. . ., . 50; :10 p. m., 50; 11 p. m.. 47; 12 p. n)., 60; vSaturday, 1 a. in., 49; F, R, FORMULATES NEW SCHEME TO AID AGRICULTURE Extensive Dealings in Farm Products Planned WASHINGTON <EE)—The government Saturday began organizing a corporatlira to deal in commodities by methods extending immediate financial aid to farmers. Thru these dealings, President Roosevelt could establish prices and control production of any commodity he chose. Known, as the Commodity Credit corporation, the new unit will be operated in connection with the Reconstruction Finance corporation. Its first activity will be to lend 10 cents a pound on cotton to growers who agree to restrict their production next year. President Roosevelt and Chairman Jesse H. Jones of the R. WASHINGTON, OLE) — A code for America's 6,000,000 farmers was scheduled to be .laid before President Roosevelt by represen- F., C. placed no Hmit on the'po's- Womari Hitch-Hiker's Body Found Tragedy stalked the 'highVays' as lowans began celebration "of an Indian summer week-end, and 11 persons were dead Saturday with several others seriously Injured. The dead, killed in .automobile accidents are:' Mrs. Omer Tarr, 48, Des Moines. Mrs. Lucille Davis, 27, Des Moines. Colleen Davis, 6, Des Moines. Gordon Hicks. 7, Des Moines. Wesley Smith, 18, Woodbine, Dale Smith, 16, Woodbine. Henry Feilcke, 60. Davenport. Chris Hage, Co, Inwood. Mrs. James Sellers, 6S, Sioux City. James. H. Macumber, SI, Waterloo. An unidentified woman at Stuart, la. .'-.'•' Mrs. Davis, her daughter Colleen and her mother, Mrs. Tarr, were riding in a roadster which was struck by a North Western railroad gasoline car at a city crossing. La Verne Tarr, 23, was critically injured. Hicks was struck by an automobile driven by Edgar Wyckoff, Des Moines. The lad was en route home from, school. The two Smith boys, not relatives, were killed and three other Woodbine boys. Leo Greer, Orville Smith and Hudson Ehlert, all between 17 and 19, were injured while returning home from the world's fair in a truck. Carl Hammack, who was driving, said he swerved the truck to a^-id hitting a train at Roosev* d and Indian?. Harbor Belt railroad crossing near Chicago. Feilcke lost control of his automobile at Davenport and the machine smashed into a curb. He died en route to a hospital. Hage died In a collision of his car with that of Dr. S. E Blair near Rock Rapids. Mrs. Sellers died of injuries earlier when she was struck by a truck, at Sioux City. Macumber was walking across the street at Waterloo when a car driven by his stepdaughter. Mrs. Mildred Rathbone, hit him. He died in a hospital. At Stuart. la., police held the body of a titian-haired. middle-aged woman found on the road near Dexter. She was believed to be a hitchhiker and obviously had been struck by a car. The body was found by a passinp motorist. AUTOS DAMAGED Autos driven by M. D. Rew. 117 Teuh street, and Clarence Brown, 220 South second street, were dam aged in a collision on Main street about 5:10 p. nv, Friday, according to a report made to police. 2 a. m.. 49; 3 a. m.. 49; 4 a .m., 48; 5 a. m.. 46; 6 a, m.. 44; 7 a. no., 44; 8,a. m., 46; 9 a. m., 46; 10 a. m., 47; 11 n, m , 50. Maximum iMiijierfltiire Friday. 70 degrees, t to 3:05 p. m.; minimum Saturday. 4-i degrees, 5:65 to 7:SO n. m. i Bnvometor suUioucry, reading I 29.1 Inches at 11 a. m. ). sible operations of the new corporation. . A white house statement said it would have authority "to lend funds on security of commodities." Jones' statement said it would have power to "buy, hold, sell, lend upon, • or otherwise deal in such commodities as may, in the president's discretion, seem for the best interest of the recovery program." Thru- the operations of the new corporution, the government will be in a position to raise the price of any farm commodity by offering to loan money on it or to buy it at the increased price. It also -will be able to control production by making such government loafls or purchases conditional on Droduction agreements with farmers. Jones revealed he hoped to arrange for banks to make direct loans to producers, under condi- tioii prescribed by the R. F. C., ' ... .. , InfuSf* <&pitalizationA If corporation will be J3,0dv,000.. but. ••this- could, toe expanded by executive order from emergency funds* if required. Jones said $350, OOO.-OOO would be required fcfr' cotton loans ' alone, if producers availed themselves of their privilege to borrow. ' The move to loan 10 cents a pound on cotton amounts td a guaranteed minimum 10 cent price for the producer. The government corporation would have to stand the "loss if the cotton is sold for less than. that. Extension of the plan to other commodities such .as wheat, corn and hogs, was beiieved to hinge upon success of ^ the plan with cotton. "The plan differs from that of the federal farm board, whose operations were disastrous, in that it links production. control '"directly with government (Contin-.ed on Page Two.) State Collects £30,814 in Tax /* • 7- •- ForHiwayUse DBS MOINES, au?)-— Iowa's September revenue from the state ton-mile tax on motor carrier companies totaled $30.814.12. the Iowa board of railroad commissioners reported Saturday. Twent percent, of this amount, S6.162.82. was used for admanistra- tive costs of the commission. The remaining $24,651,30 was distributed to counties thru which carrier companies operate. Among those receiving allocations were: Adair $115.69. Adams $52.75. Ap- oanoose $15.81. Bentou $404.43. Black Hawk $422.67. Des Moines $135.10, Dubuque $242.23, Henry $88.34. Lee $110.25. Linn $740.99, Mahaska $222.72., Monroe ?74.63, Muscatine 5836.39. Polk $1.625.63. Pottawattamie $1.702.48. Story JS24.27, Washington $50.83, and Wayne $19.18. AUNT LINDY SAYS- Nature is an artist and she uses neither rouge nor lip stick on her brown eyed Susans

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