Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on October 17, 1933 · Page 5
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Ames, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 17, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA »» jwtt dm,. f««r ft*l» ft* •••did NOW. MilMoM «!••• *«r If to* «•***. Ames Tribune STORY OUNTY'S DAILY WIATXH Partly ct*w4y t* clotty night *n4 W*tfn«<MUy, n chang* in Ump«r»tur«. Frwt T day niflht If el«ar. VOLUME LXYB Official Am* mnt ftt«ry County P«p«r AME8. IOWA. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1933. Prm Wlrt Strvlc* no. n $980,672 IN ROAD CONTRACTS ARE LET LIQUOR CONTROL PARLEYS PLANNED IN IA. DISTRICTS Scries of Meetings To Discuss Proposed Legislation DBS MOINES, <llE>—Congres- sional parleys on proposed plans for Iowa liquor control will be held in each of Iowa's nine districts before convening, of the special session November 6, it vras revealed Tuesday. The Iowa Repeal for Prosperity committee, joint organization heading repeal forces, which managed the repeal campaign prior to Iowa's referendum on repeal of the eighteenth amendment, has scheduled a series of meetings to which have been invited state senators and representatives, members oof the liquor commossion and others interested in framing a liquor control plan to be placed in effect after repeal becomes effective nation- "Vbe first meeting will be held Thursday at Clinton and Lieut. Gov. N. G. Kraschel probably will attend. Unification of liquor control laws will be discussed here Oct. 26 at a meeting of midwestern governors according to plans announced Tuesday by GOT. Clyde L. Herring. Herring said he expected governors, or their representatives from Illinois, Indiana. Michigan, Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota to attend. Gov. Guy B. Parks of Missouri, invited to attend, has indicated Missouri will -not be represented because a recently appointed liquor commission already has made its report, making discussion with other states unnecessary. Gov. Herring also announced his suggestion for a midwestern gubernatorial conference on farm relief bad been approved by GOT. Albert Schmedeman of Wisconsin and Gov. Floyd B. Olson of Minnesota. -J*r date for the .conference Aas -«t ' . '•••- '•••*• "••: Legislators of 41 States Confer CHICAGO, <U.R)—Men who will play a large part in the framing of legislation in 41 states during the next year conferied here Tu«sday on liquor control, taxation and relief measures. As members of the American Legislators' association they will aid in the drafting of bills and in gathering information for the guidance of members of state legislatures. Members of the association are employes of state reference libraries for the most part. The meeting is being held in conjunction with the national convention of the American Library association. The depression, Harry Miller Lydenberg, l"e- York, told the 3,000 delegates, has brought a new problem to librarians. Millions of A*n- fContinued on Page See Recognition Of Russia Brake On War in East MOSCOW flIE) — The United States might prevent a Russian- Japanese war by recognizing Russia during the present Manchurian crisis, Russian political observers held Tuesday. Increasingly alarmed at the Japanese attitude over the Chinese Eastern railway and the arrest of Russian railway officials, the government had begun an important intensification of Its far eastern defenses, it was learned. Men, airplanes and supplies have been sent to the danger zone, and it was even reported that partial mobilization of red army reserves in the area had been ordered. The dangerous situation in the fa.- east has made the question of establishment of Russian-American diplomatic relations one of especial urgency for Russia. Soviet officials are convinced recognition would be an effective brake on the Japanese military factions which In their view are maneuvering Japan into "anti-soviet adventures." Retired Banker Gets #100,000 Yearly for Life WASHINGTON OLE)—The Chase National bank was revealed Tuesday by senate stock market investigators to be paying a salary of $100.000 a year for life to Albert H. Wiggin as retired head of the bank and its securities affiliates, lie retired as chairman last January and later as a director and member of the executive committee. Wiggin was retired at half pay. He testified his salary before retirement was $202,000 annually and that in some' previous years employes of the bank had received bonuses. Investigators announced Tuesday they had ordered subpoena of half a dozen of the larger New York brokerage houses whose records the stock exchange refused to obtain for the committee. The names of the firms were not made public. CITYlFFICll Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page four for the answers. 1. What is the religion of the major population of Spain? 2. Who is Sir Harry Lauder? 3. Name the second largest city in Ohio. J- Where is the Volga river? ». Qi ve the two former names °f Leningrad, Russia. filey H M» Wr ° tC th ° P ° em " Lock " 7. Who was Sir Launfal? o UTK & ^°™ fl1 ' Cinque ports? *• Whal Is a ««bot? the, o* Ken- Refuse to Consider Objection Mayor *'. H. Schleiter and City Clerk A. B, Maxwell Monday night signed the contracts awarded to ow bidders for construction of the Thirteenth street storm sewer and for the addition to the sewage disposal plant, both projects to cost approximately $56,000. The council, in regular session, voted to request a transfer of the full amount of the contracts from the electric department funds to cover the cost of these two projects. When the federal grant of $15.000 is received, it either will be placed n the electric department fund, or idd i» the general fundL: against further possible withdrawals from spfric department funds ,sact sprlng. Will Deplete Fund This transfer will bring the- elec- :ric department surplus down to :he lowest figure In several years. The fund now. totals about $74,000. For the past two years it has contributed substantial sums to the city's general and bond funds and also provided cash for final payment on the city's latest fire truck. City Manager J. H. Ames told the council that the electric fund would be substantially recuperated during the coming winter, as the winter season Is the period of greatest electric consumption in Ames. Formal objections were to be received by the council Monday night on both construction projects. There were no written objections, and only one verbal protest to the Thirteenth street sewer job. The council passed a motion to overrule all protests, and following this resolutions approving contracts were passed. Dr. Rice Protests Dr. T. L- Rice, Ames dentist and former mayor, appeared before the council to protest the storm sewer project He said he believed that unemployment relief measures should be undertaken only by the county supervisors, and that the cost of the sewer was unwarranted during the present depression. Mayor Schleiter replied to Dr. Rice that the federal government had asked all municipal and other- governmental bodies to create as much employment possible thru public works, and that Ames was attempting to do its share; Dr. Rice said that as long "as the city was willing to spend its money the government will continue to ask it He said the 30 per cent grant from the government would be paid back by the taxpayers tContin-.ed on Page Two.). WHEAT EMBARGO ANNOUNCED BY DES MOINES <UE)—The Iowa state cornhusking contest will be held on the C. F. Carlson farm seven miles east of Audubon on Nov. 3, W. E. Drips, manager, announced Tuesday. Twenty-five county or sectional champions, tne largest field ever to participate in the classic .farm contest, will be in the starting lineup. The corn rows in the championship field are 120 rods long and the field Is uniform. Yield, Drips said, should run about 80 bushels per acre and the corn is clean and dry. There were 17 starters last year and the title of state's best corn- Imsker went to Orville Wicks of Wright county. Judges of the state contest will be L. C. Burnett. Iowa State college; H. D. Hughes, head of the Iowa State college farm crops department; and Joe Robinson, secretary of the Iowa Grain Growers association. Takes Drastic Action To Force U. S. Hand BISMARCK, N. D. (HE)—Gov. William Langer, North Dakota's two - fisted executive, Tuesday clamped down, an unprecedented embargo impounding the state's 60,000,000 bushels of wheat within Its borders in a dramatic effort to force immediate federal action to help the farmer. As giain prices crashed downward in fear of—Europe's .rising war talk, Langer called upon his fellow executives of agricultural states of the west to enact similar embargoes and force the federal government to act. The governor had no hope that by halting grain shipments out of North Dakota he would immediately raise the price of wheat. He launched the move in hope he could spur federal authorities to act quickly to relieve the economic distress of the farmer. The governor took his bold step on a day that saw grain prices continue the fall which started last week and was halted on the Chicago board of trade only by the automatic action of the pegged minimum prices established after last July's disastrous breaks. Prices have been demoralized for several days as a result of uncertainty ' over the administration's dollar stabilization plans and the tense European situation. Langer- pointed to the general failure of agricultural prices to follow.the upward trend of retail commodities an" then as the representative of the state which has cradled many a startling economic theory Issued his proclamation. He promised full military action to enforce the decree but doubted- whether this would be necessary. . • "I do not anticipate that taking this wheat off the domestic market will force prices up," said Langer. "However, it will be a dramatic and forceful way of calling attention to the plight oi .wheat farmers." He immediately dispatched telegrams to Governor Tom Berry of South Dakota and Frank Cooney of Montana calling upon them to take similar action. Initial response of governors-of the (Continued on Page Five) * Plane Hits Wilmington Home After Mid-Air Crash While thousands of horror-struck spectators in the heart of Wilmington, Del., looked on, a plane piloted by Roy Hunt, Oklahoma City stunt flyer, struck a plane piloted by Lenn Povey of Boston, plunged onto the roofs of two houses, exploded, and caused the damage pictured above. While Hunt landed unhurt with his parachute on an adjoining Tiouse, 10 persons, including three policemen, were injured in the explosion and fire following the crash. Povey's plane landed safely five miles away. The fliers were advertising a nearby air circus when the crash occurred. TWO NAZIS SENTENCED BERLIN, fllin—TWO nazls who attacked Roland Volz, American, at Dunstldorf a week 030 were sentenced Tuesday to six months' imprisonment* Report Germany Ready to Return To LeagueTable By STEWART ^ROYVN (U. P. Staff Correspondent) (Copyright, 1933, by United Press) GENEVA. ftTJB)—Germany is prepared to start negotiations lor a return to the League of Nations and the disarmament conference, German quarters indicated Tuesday. Germany's decision to leave the league and the conference was reached three days before it was announced and hence before the events supposed to have motivated it, it was said authoritatively here. The news increased materially the gravity of the disarmament deadlock in that it revealed the German decision was reached after mature deliberation over a long series of events which convinced the Hitler government there was more to gain outside formal international council than in. At the same time it pointed clearly to one apparent path from the present impasse—a carefully nurtured rapprochement with Germans that will offer them some hope, if they show good will, of seeing Europe's gigantic war machine reduced in size. Information here was that the German cabinet reached its withdrawal decision last Wednesday. This was before the allied nations made their "no German rearmament" declaration and before the German government knew anything of the plan to introduce into the conference the new Simon plan calling for an eight year disarmament program that was loosely phrased to allow for bargaining with Germany. Delegates left Geneva Tuesday and will reassemble Oct. 26. They adjourned for 10 days after a one- hour meeting Monday. Asylum Chief to Seek a Hearing SIOUX FALLS, S. D., (U.I!)—Dr. K. R. IluRiuer, superintendent of the asylum for insane Indians at Canton, said Tuesday he would seek a hearing on his dismissal by Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes. Dr. Hummer issued a statement contending he holds hia position by civil service appointment nnd that Ickos IH wlthonl authority to dia- jviss htm. He has been Hiiporin- of tho agy.Uuu #U\£e l!)08, OOVT JILL BUY WESTERN MEAT $10,000,000 Allocated for Butter. WASHINGTON (EE)—The government mpved^ Tuesday to carry out its pTeirte'"to i i)ulwa^k''privafe charity so that adequate relief will be-provided for the destitute this winter. RcJisf Administrator Hopkins announced a "substantial quantity" of range cattle of the canner and cutter grade would be purchased to give beef to those who otherwise would go hungry. The cattle will be purchased in the far west. Simultaneously the agricultural adjustment administration revealed it would remove from the market 9,000,000 pounds of surplus butter a month_,,and turn it over to Hopkins forrelief -distribution. The treasury allocated $10,000,000 from relief and processing tax funds to buy the butter, t Hopkins said' both purchase plans had been worked out with care to dovetail efforts to assist farmers and supply food to the unemployed The butter purchase was" aimed at reducing a surplus of 70,000,000 pounds which has depressed prices. 'The needy," Hopkins: said, "have been denied meat and butter while cattle, dairy and hog men have suffered from poor markets." The average price of beef cattle dropped frosi $3.97 a hundred pounds in July to $3.61 in September, largely because of the burden on the market of low grade western cattle. Meanwhile Hopkins' organization formulated plans for buying coal, clothing and shoes. The quantities have not yet been determined. Distribution of relief funds for rents also was considered. War Scare Sends Austrian Troops to Guard Frontiers Speech Acclaimed By Deputies PARIS, <U.E)—In a stinging, if i-.l direct, reply to Chancellor Adolph Hitler's broadcast message of last Saturday, Premier Erouard Dalad- ier Tuesday declared that France "is assured of her defenses of territory and liberty." The premier's speech, received with wild enthusiasm by the chamber of deputies, brought a test vote of confidence in the cabinet by an overwhelming majority of 470 to 120. "France is not isolated today," he declared with a note of triumph. "On the contrary, France never before had so many friends tliruout the world. France," he said, "is determined to give the wc:ld an example raised by Germany's departure from the league because she is assured of her defenses." The premier added that Germany's departure from Geneva, "makes more than ever necessary our duty to balance tbo budget." Daladier called his cabinet Into consultation Tuesday morning for a final review of his plans. Foreign Minister Joseph Paul- Boncour arrived from Geneva just before the cabinet conference. Ho was unexcited nnd said: "The situation may be reviewed calmly so long as thora is agreement by France, Great Britain and Hif United States." Ho flfild he would return to Geneva October -f>, when the/ disarm- ameut Hearing committee In the grip of a war scare because of Germany's withdrawal from the league of nations and disarmament, conference, Austria, fearing a repetition of 1914, is hurriedly strengthening her frontier defenses by stringing barbed wire along the frontier and sending soldiers to exposed outlets. In this picture Austrian guards are shown, questioning a traveler on the frontier. Series of Articles on Newspaper Business Will Begin on Wed. The Ames Daily Tribune-Times cordially invites its readers to follow the series of "short articles which will start in Wednesday's paper, endeavoring to present a rather comprehensive view of the daily newspaper in operation. The series will be under the general subject "The Newspaper and Its Place In the Community." As previously 'stated, these articles were planned originally as "sales talks" for workers in the Tribune-Times circulation expansion campaign now under way. But they will be of general interest because the daily newspaper is an institution of public importance and commands the attention of thousands of persons every day. What the Tribune-Times will attempt to do in presenting this series will be to acquaint its read-, ers with the real purposes and functions of any daily newspaper, and also to relate some of the details and responsibilities incident to the editing and production of the newspaper every 24 hours. Every effort will be made to keep these sketches of newspaper life interesting, informative and free from technical phraseology. They will be readable by any "layman" and it is hoped altogether interesting enough to merit the attention of every reader. The Tribune-Times invites all its readers to watch for these articles and follow them from day to day. It is planned to publish one article each day, following a sequence of thot and a logical order as they relate to the newspaper's production. The first article will appear in the Tribune-Times Wednesday, under the subject "The Newspaper As a Business Institution." What Is Your Occupation or Profession? I don't care what it is. I know you have been told more than once that "So and so failed in the same kind of business." Or "there are already too many businesses of the same kind and that you were foolish to- even try." There are folks who mean well, but go around unconsciously discouraging others, "hanging crepe" by such remarks. I am grateful to know that the Creator would not have endowed us with a judgment of our own if He had not intended for us to use it. Nor does fate mock us with an opportunity with- oul giving us the power to grasp it. Grasp it, therefore, while it's yours. "DAILY INCOME" MANAGER. (See Page 3) Relief Buying Boosts Prices Of All Grains CHICAGO (HE)—Wheat closed five cents higher on the Chicago board of trade Tuesday after a hectic session that saw rallies give way to selling waves i" dizzying succession. Announcement that the government was purchasing one million bushels of ^wheat to feed the needy was the stimulating factor. After a rally at the start, quotes in all pits sank to a new low for the year before liquidation ceased and the government and commission house buying set in. All deliveries of wheat closed five cents higher than Monday and December closed nearly seven cents sbove its low of the day and the y«ar. Other grains followed -A'heat to the maximum invrease permitted by trading restrictions. Corn was up four cents and oats three cents. EIGHT COUNTIES TO OET 32 MILES OF MACHADQ, AIDES CALLED OUTLAWS Charged With Murder, Malfeasance HAVANA OLE)—Former President Gerardo Machado, two of his principal cabinet officers and 24 of his aides were proclaimed outlaws Tuesday then faced formal charges of murdei- and malfeasance. Property valued at ?25,000,000 believed'by the government to be held in Cuba by the 27 defendants, was ordered seized as bond for their; civil responsibility for acts charged against them. The order was tantamount to confiscation of their entire fortunes unless they returned to face charges. Announcement of the charges was made after they had been filed with,Judge Morales Del Castillo. '" '" is In Montreal, th$ others SEEJIRY CHANCE IN THREE STATES Next Repeal Polls On November 7 By UNITED PRESS (Copyright 1933 by United Press) Drys have an excellent chance of winning one of the six staler that will vote on prohibition repeal Nov. 7, and may win a second, a United Press survey oi sentiment in the six states showec Tuesday. The repealists, however, seemec assured of the three states they need to eliminate the 18th amendment from the constitution. Thirty- three states have voted so far. All have favored repeal. Thirty-six are needed to ratify the 21st (repeal) amendment. The six states voting Nov. 7 are: North and South Carolina, Utah, Kentucky, Pennsylvanit and Ohio. South Carolina: Dry sentiment strong. Thq drys have staged an extensive campaign while the wets hay,e made little effort beyond attempts to get out the vote. Every county and town has its diy organization. Sergeant Alvin C. York is making 18 speeches fos the dry cause, and Dr. Charles E. Burt, dry leader, predicts state will be overwhelmingly against repeal.- Postmaster General James A; Farley, who will speak a few days before the election, is the only scheduled repeal speaker. Repeal leaders claim victory. Utah: Result doubtful. Drys well organized under leadership of the Mormon church, and fighting. Re(Continued on Page Two.) r More than 50 new members have t>een signed up in the Junior Chamber of Commerce membership drive, which is to close Tuesday at midnight, Chairman D. D. LaGrange stated Tuesday. The Hawkeyes and Cyclones are working hard during the final day ;o push their teams over the top. The losing team is to provide a stag dinner for the winners next week. The junior chamber hopes to add at least 75 new members to its roll in the present drive. Many projects to be launched during the coming winter require the support of a strong membership, and every effort is being made to enroll r.s many young men as possible in the organization. •*» Insane Youth Slays Five of Hi* Family TAMPA, Fla. O>—Police Tuesday found Victor Licata, 21, calmly smoking a nigaret in a blood-spattered room where lay fiv*» niembers f his family, hacked to death. Ho wao known to have been insane, it wan sr,!d, but the slain liuinly had refused to place fcim In «u Institution, 201 Miles Graveling,! Bridges, Culverts .• Included J f • "\ Awards of contracts for highway; work in Iowa totaling $980,672.31! were announced at the state hlgh-f way commission headquarters Tues-J day morning. Bids on these prb-l jects were opened at a special let-*., ti ig held Friday. f The. contracts, let are for. 32.351 miles of paving in eight counties, §• totaling $766,710.92; 201 miles of gravel and crushed stone surfacing in 15 counties, totaling f 130,722.62; one grading project' in a Fremont-* county gravel pit, $4,500;- bridge | repair and culvert construction pro- 3 jects totaling $53,872.27. • | Ben Cole and Son of Ames r*-l ceived one contract for culverts :£ and bridge repair in Calhoun coun-;] ty, for $7,158. • 1 Paving Contract! f The following paving contracts ;•? were awarded: \ Boone county: .293 miles U. S. 1 No. 30 in Boone, to John P. Abram- f. son, Des Moines, $9,321.94. •] Calhoun county: 10.802 miles TJ.'l S. No. 20 from Rockwell City east, ; to J. S. McLaughlin and Sons com- I pany, Des Moines, $248,181.79. i Lyon county: 5.524 miles U. S. j No.- 75 from Rock Rapids south, to J Booth and Olson, incorporated,) Sioux City, $123,295:79. ; j Madison county: .603 miles road": No. 2 in Winterset, to Fred Carl- '' son company, Decorah, $20,724.72. Marshall county: .496 miles U. S. No. 30 in Marshalltown, to Carlson Construction company, Mar-. shalltcwn, $19.482.90. * Pocahonlas cuuut>: 4.885 miles fOads No. 17 and No. 10 from Pocahontas north, to J. S. McLaughlin and Sons company, Des Moines* $115,980.37. Sad county: 9.749 miles roads No. £1 and Niv 71 from Eady eouth »a* 'east to Sac City, to J. S. MckauflU lin and Sons company, Des Moines, ?225,233.41. Taylor i county: Short strip road No. 3 in Bedford, to Wright Construction company, Des Moines, $4,490. Gravel Surfacing Contracts for gravel surfacing were as follows: Clinton-Jackson counties: 7.3 miles U. &'-! road No. 55 from road No. 117 south,. to Baker and Patton, Carlisle, gravel, $3,854.98. Delaware - Dubuque counties: 8.301 miles road No»J.O from Colesburg to Luxemburg, crushed stone, to Hnegg Construction, company, Cedar Rapids, $5,253.37. Dubuque county: 8.3 miles IT. S, No. 55 from Jackson county line northeast to U. S. No.- 61, second course crushed -stone, to Haeggv Construction company, Cedar Rapids, $5,647.32. HuKiboldt-Wright" counties: 10.8- miles road No. 60 from road No. 10 north, gravel,-to Paul Construction company, Fort Dodge, $3,206.25. Jackson county: 29.5 miles road' No. 117 between Maquoketa ana Sabula, gravel, to M. C.- Weaver, Iowa Falls, $9,870.75. . Jackson county: 11:6 miles TJ. S. No. 55 from road No, 117 north to the Maquoketa river,-gravel, to Baker and Patton, Carlisle, $5,131.84. Jackson county: 8.1 miles U. S. road No. 55 from the Maquoketa river north to Bellevue, gravel, to Clarence C. Putman, Bellevue, $3,991.68. Jackson county: 12.2 miles TJ. S. roaSi No. 55 from Bellevue northwest to Dubuque county line, gravel, to Clarence C. Putman, Bellevue, $6,012.16. Lee county: 15.6 miles road No. 103 from Fort Madison northwest to U. S. No. 161, crushed stone, to J. B. Hannahs, Keokuk, $11,397. Mills county: 12.5 miles road No. 4 from Pottawattamie county line south to U. S. No. 34, .and road No. 244, gravel from .state pit, to Harvey Sand and Gravel company, Harvey. $3,353.40. Mills county: .547 miles road No. 166 from Hastings north to U. S. So. 34, gravel from state pit, to Harvey Sand and Gravel company, Harvey, $229.20. Mitchell county: 2 miles road No. (Continued on Page Three) AUNT LINDY SAYS- A lot of children won't go hungry this winter because mother took as her motto "G*n" *n4 ktpt right on c»nninf,

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