Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on October 17, 1933 · Page 7
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Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa · Page 7

Ames, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 17, 1933
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Plan for Liquor Originated by Populist Party EVAN8TON (Uf>—Th» idea of strict national oftatrol of liquor, with al) private prirtH eliminated. advanced by John IX Rockefeller, jr., was advocated tint by U>« populist party 40 ywi ago, th» Women's Christian Temperance union said in a statement Monday. The plan advocat«d by Rockef*!- ler "may sound new, but the populist party suggested it in Iowa in 1893." the Btatemetat said. It H more than to y««rs older than'pro. hibition itself, the organization claimed. . .;• .' * "The populist party in Iowa, engaged in an effort to tear up Wall street and the Rockefeller family by the rooti. charged in its 1893 platform that both fcpubnctms and democrat* were engaawd in an attempt to outbid one Tunotnfer for support of the saloon element . $,. and said: " 'We demand that the present liquor law shall remain until such time as it can be replaced by what is known as state and national control wlra all profits eliminated.' , "The populists were looked upon by the Rockefeller family as insane in 1893. And yet the younger Rockefeller presents this populist idea as a solution of the liquor problem in 1933," the statement said. AMU IOWA. TUMDAY, OCTOWt 17, 1M3. Fail to Appear for Payoff From Rich Contractor OKLAHOMA CITY, CE)— Charles S. Beekman, state road contractor and political leader, went i nder threats of death to the scene of a requested $10,000 "payoff" Monday but extortionists who made the demand failed to appear. Terrorized for days by threatening telephone calls, the wealtfiy contractor drove to the place des- .ignated while officers with machine guns and rifles laid a trap and waited. JJeekman, in several telephone conversations since Friday, was ordered to pay $10,000 as protection money or get hie, county officers revealed. Farmer at State Center Loses Hi» Hand in Machine STATE CENTER — Howard Floto, a farmer living five miles south of here, had his left hand amputated at the wrist Saturday afternoon at a hospital in Marshalltown. While working with a corn picking machine, he undertook to loosen some of the clogged stalks from / the elevator while the machinery was in motion. .His hand was caught in the cogs and was so badly mangled amputation was necessary— He was- given medical attention here and was taken to Marshalltown immediately. PUBLICIST TO BE BARON BARNSTABLE, Mass., ilLPj — William T. Frary, 26, Boston university graduate and public , relations representative of a Boston charitable organization, will become Baron William Frary- von Blomberg and is destined to inherit extensive properties at Weimar, Germany, through his adoption by the Baronesses Adelhard and Eva von Blomberg, of Boston and Germany. * WHEAT EMBARGO SET BY GOVERNOR OF N. D. (Continued From, Page One) agricultural region: was favorable to Langer'r proposal. Governor Clyde Herring of Iowa said he would study it with interest. Milo Reno, head of the Farmers' Holiday association, praised Langer's courage. Langer (pointed out that the movement would have to be widespread in scope if it were -to achieve the desired effects. ' "This embargo movement should be extended to states which sup* ply the nation's corn and hogs and other commodities which have not joined the upward price movement which has affected groceries, dry goods and other proflV ucts the farmer buys," the governor said. •-... "Immediately the federal government should take action to get the prices of farm products up to levels which place them on a parity with what the farmer must pay for what he consumes. "In addition the Roosevelt administration should give the farmers benefits of the national industrial recovery act by drawing up a code for them."' Linger called the embargo under an act passed by the last legislature empowering him to restrict shipments of agricultural products when the price falls below the cost of production Flavor that can't be copied NEW NATIONAL OFFICERS OF THE G. A. R u Whcn /ou are offered * •«bstitute for genuine 'g, remember it it in the spirit of service." Venerable leaders of a fast vanishing army, the new national officers of the G. A. R. are shown hert after thefr election at the recent annual encampment at St. Paul, Minn. Uft to right: Col. Russell C. Martin of Los Angeles, commander, who has held (hat pott since the death of William P. Wright sev«rt»l months ago; -Capt. Thomas H. Peacock of Minneapolis, senior vice commander, and David H. Foster of Ft. Wayne. 1ml. chairman of the executive ci -wl *Utee. Construction Work Is Fusheci at Boulder Dam Here is a closenp of a reinforced concrete section of the gigantic Boulder Dam on tho Coloradi river, now bein? built by the federal government at a cost of 1105,000,000. The dam will creatl a lake of 27S square miles, control flood waters and provide water for irrigation and for use of south- we»tern cities, sad eenern' 0 pn "fc^-rnous amount of electric current. Poultry Judges Are Fourth at National Show Student poultry Judfw at lew* State college finished fwwrth hull- round judging in th« national collegiate contest Saturday at the Coliseum poultry show In Chicago. The Iowa State men w«« third in exhibition Judging, fourth la production judging and seventh in market products Judging. Oren Bolin of Tlpton placed fifth and Le Roy Gardner of Rowley was tenth. Bolin, Gardner aad Charles Meyer of Erlt, Pa,, made up the Iowa State exhibition and production judging twun and Bolin, Meyer and Leonard Bowstcad of DeWitt were the market products judging team. Kansas was first in all-round judging, Missouri Second, Peaasyl- T&nia third and the other five teams, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Illinois. Ohio and Texas, placed below Iowa State. The competition include* judging of five classes cf production birds against their trap-nest records furnished by the various institutions; judging of five classes of show birds from the coliasum show ring; judging of five classes of eggs from the market value standpoint; and judging of live classes of poultry, four live and one dressed, also from the market angle. The placings, except those established by trap-nest records, are done by the' regular judges of the show. . The contest is usually held at the time of the International livestock show but was moved up this year on account of the world fair at Chicago. HLEYELEC1 10 NAINAl OFFICE Mitchell V. Charfcky, associate prcfessor of technical journalism i.t Iowa State, waj *l*ct«4 nation*! alumni secretary of 8>(ma D*tyh Chi. professional Journalistic so* ciety, at the eta* of too throe-day national convention at Northwost- era university in Evanston, HI., Sunday. _ Eleven members of tho local chapter, including Glennon Loyd of Ames, official dilcnte, attond- el the convention. Prof. Blair Converse, head of technical journalism at Iowa State, iwtired from tho office of 2£.ti?£&l second Tie* president, which be has hold for four years. The Iowa State delegation was the largest of aay of the 40 college and university chapters represented. ffmprcvtments "Learninc to Sleep? will he the subject for discussion in the radio child study club broadcast at 2:30 p. m, Wednesday from radio station WOI. Mrs. May P. Youtz of the child study and. parent education department at the Unirersity of Iowa, will be the speaker. The talk will be broadcast from station WSTJI Tuesday .at 8 P. m. Mrs.*Youtr wil' stress the importance of sleep, needs for night and daytime, factors influencing sleep and the community's obligation. Tome of the practices to be avoided, such as overstimulation at bedtime and the sending of children to bed as punishment, will be discussed and the difficulties of establishing desirable sleep habits among pre-school children and how to overcome them will he considered. There will be a discussion of answers which radio child study clubs have submitted to the problem given in last week!s lesson on "Learning to Bat." Coats for All Kinds * , of Weather Ready NOW Here's a Raincoat With Topcoat Style $3.95 You can wear it as a topcoat ou bright days, but it's a real raincoat. Made of twill fabric impregnated with rubber, plaid lined. Leather buttons add style. A grand buy at $3.95. EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA By JOHN ELY BRIGGS Unit No. 2. How the Indians Lived This is the seventh venture in the series of thirty- six explorations into the history of Iowa. One topic will appear in this paper each Monday " during the school year. O» »ATTLB CHF.K 3. To Learn About the Indians at Horn* Would you like to visit an Indian village this October day? Come, let us imagine we are living a hundred years ago". Suppose we get into a canoe and paddle up the river. Maybe toward the middle of the drowsy afternoon we shall round a bend and there, just ahead, half hidden by the trees, are some low huts on the level space between the sandy beach :.nd the bluffs beyond- We have arrived." • All is quiet in the Tillage. No one seems to be stirring. Evqp the dogs *have stretched, themselves out in the shade. The whole place has the_appearance of being asleep. There is an odor of frosted leaves and the smell of wood smoke in the air. This is Indian summer. But no sooner has cur canoe reached the shore than the village suddenly comes to life. Some children, who had been playing near the water, spy us first and scurry out of sight. They are almost naked, like babies in sun suits. No wonder they are brown. Then the dogs begin to howl, scores of them. What a hubbub! Fat squaws come hurrying from the wigwams to find out what the noise is all about. Here and there a brave appears. ! These are friendly Sauks who I welcome us. We are invited to the I uouse of one of the head men. He must be a great warrior, for ! around his neck he wears a string of bear claws, the badge of a hero. When he speaks, the Indians listen. His wigwam, ur wickiup as he calls it, looks like a haystack. It is made of strips of bark and mats of woven grass spread over a frame of poles bent and stuck in the ground like croquet arches. There is a doorway in the east end. It is open now, but in the winter a buffalo hide or elk skin will be hung there. Stoop low as you enter or you will bump your head. At first we can see nothing inside the dark wickiup because there are no windows. And the air is so full of smoke that it makes our eyes smart. One of the women throws some wood on the fire under a big purthen kettle in the middle of the hut The smoke is suppoaed to KO out through a hole In the roof. Wo are lod to the opposite end of tho wigwam nnd sonted on a pile of grnsa mat.! i.nd d<or cklna. As wo r,oi n«ifd to HIP R| x)in. WP HPP ilint tiic room '.s huge, hundred feet long, though all of the houses are not so big: Our host, the warrior, keeps near him his extra clothing, pipes and tobacco, bows and arrows, gun, knives, and war paints. Around the sides of the room are piles of skins and blankets that serve as beds for the other m'embers of the family. Each one has a special place to sit and sleep and keep his or her things. There is room for all. Even the puppies have a corner where they can snuggle together and sleep. From a sort ot hammock cradle, hanging against the wall, safe from the fire and out of reach of the dogs that continually run in and out of the wickiup, peeks a fat. black-eyed papoose. He neither smiles nor cries. A squaw conies in dragging a bundle of wood. She stirs the contents of tiie pot over the fire. The broth smells good. Having been invited to dinner, we are glad to know she is cooking deer meat. Another day it might be bear or dog. From a jar she throws into the kettle several handfuls of corn meal that she has ground between stones. She nets some beans out of a skin sack and lifting a cover of bark, takes several pieces of dried squash out of a pit. These too are added to the stew. When the food is cooked, tlie squaws bring us each a steaming bowl. We must eat with bone spoons. Our warrior host blows on a piece of meat to cool it, and motion:) us to do the same. Flies swarm about us. The food needs some salt, but it. satisfies our oppctlte.s. Indians don't eat un. til they are hungry. After the men and Rueats hnvn been served, the women nnd cliiMrpn may have what is l(>ft. Morn moat an;l V«WU<WPP and v«i<r nr<^ then mldort so lh:it j die aU:\v will L>. reftdv \vlirn The Discovery Dartce body is hungry again. We suspect the dishes are *not washed very often. Maybe the dogs lick them clean. Let us make a tour of the village. How fresh the'" air smells outside the wickiup, and the sun is very bright Greasy little children tumble about in the dirt, but those who are somewhat older keep out of sight and peek shyly from behind trees or wigwams. 'The boys go off to practice shooting with their bows and arrows. They like to hunt squirrels and rabbits. Two of them play a game in which one rolls a hoop or tosses it into the air while the other tries to throw a spear or shoot an arrow through it. The girls are somewhere by themselves, probably playing with their wooden dolls. , . These Indian children must have a good time. There is no school to worry about. By "trying to act like their father or mother or older brothers and sisters they learn all they need to know. They can play all o&y, ana gel something to eat whenever they please. Even the little tots, scarcely able to walk, seem to take <wre of themselves. If they get into mischief, they may be scolded but never are whipped. While the old men sit in the shade smoking and telling stories, the women aie busy tanning skins for clothing, weaving mats, dryins mont and vegetables for winter carrying wood and water, cooking the food, and tending the babies. They do all the work about tho village. The men have to hunt and flMi and fight their enemies. Thorn iwnia ,o oft plenty of time for fun. The young br«v»>s piny statues \vitli <li<v nnd rcc« ilk'lr ponies on t!vc pi.;irit> hnclc of Ilif Yor.'ltr a few sQuawr. nre playing shinny. They have another game in which two balls tied to the ends of a string about a foot long are tossed with a short stick from one to another. The object of each side is to throw the balls over the goal. Hark! A drum beat! Everybody seems to be going toward an open space near the center of the village. Let us join the throng. It is the celebration of harvest. As the great red moon rises above the treetops a dance begins. The braves and squaws, dressed and painted for the occasion, circle about in time with the drum. They try to express their feelings in the way they dance. Some are gay when they think of the many melons they have gathered, but a few of the young men are saddened by the memory of big fish that got away. Tho-e are many dances, each representing some event, activity, or custom. One of the most amusing is the discovery- danoi. In pairs the braves move forward quietly, bending low and peering into the distance. Suddenly they pretend to see game or enemies and scurry back to tell of their discovery. Twilight deepens into nighi before the strongest brave grows weary of dancing. The Sauks are tired; and so art we. this story end like all Indian stories"and then I came home." Activity Hint* 1. Try some of the games the Indians pluyed. 2. The Indians acted out tiitir experiences and expressed their feelings In their dance*. See it you can make up a dance like that, 3. Make a small wickiup. <. >fake * doll out of a stick of wood, a corn cob «nd husks, or * piece of skfn .m,'. sonic tnogo. "> Kxplitir. '\hy (he Indians e vmmlly hapcy. • Only Vaestrette Garment* fire perfect reatraim and perfect freedom at the a«a< time. They always flay & place They wash beautifully. VASSARETFE FOUNDATIONS TILDEN'S Dependable Since 1869 READ THE WANTS A new light weight Trench model coat by Al'lgator featured AM jut at $5*00 SLICKERS $2.95 Genuine "Fish Brand" slickers. Varsity model in black, olive green. TWEED A combination raincoat and topcoat of water- resisting tweed in the :oming raglan model. $10 'S STORES for M2N Ames - - - Iowa City MENS PAJAMA/ $1*50 We're doing all we can to cushion, the price-rise for you, holding our prices down until the last possible day. These pajamas and shirts and shorts are a, cast in point. Their prices simply MUST advance very shortly.. . . You will save money by stocking up now. Smart Men Will Fill Their Winter Requirenenta In SHIRTS . . . SHORTS and PAJAMAS Right Now TIL-DEN'S D«p*ad*bU Sine* ISM-Ftae*

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