Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on October 20, 1933 · Page 7
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Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa · Page 7

Ames, Iowa
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Friday, October 20, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA Ames STORY OUflTY'S VOLUME UCTO OMtfef A«Mt Ana xow i, ooTOBn to, im. U«lts4 Pr«M Wlr* Service) MO. H CORN EMPIRE CELEBRATION OCT. 26-28 no RENO m FARM STRIKE TO START SAT. NOON •,. • • « • • * • • • * »t Expects 2,000,000 To Y* • ••! 1 !• 1 ' Join sn Holiday Movement ST. PAUL, Minn. OIE)—Months of discontent marked by sporadic outbursts of violence flared Into open revolt in the agricultural mid- dlewest Friday as 2,000,000 fanners were ordered to strike in a desperate effort to force Immediate federal relief. A declaration of "economic warfare" to obtain an increase in the price of'farm products and force a refinancing of farm debt* was issued at a secret meeting here of directors of the National Fanners' Holiday association. Milo Reno, shaggy-haired, dynamic national president, announced the strike order to become effective at noon Saturday in the 25 states where unitt of the association have WASHINGTON CUE)— Agricultural Adjustment Administrator Peek, discussing the farm strike. Friday indicated that the AAA is press- Jng study of vigorous plans to speed financial aid to farmers. This development followed assertion of Representative Truax, democrat, Ohio, after a white house conference, that President Roosevelt planned Immediate action in the strike situation. Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace Is viewing the threatening farm strike and other indications of unrest In the agriculture plain states with concern and the deepest of sympathy. The farm strike was called immediately after Wallace announced his greatest agricultural recovery program, the $350,000,- dlre*$y -affecting niost ? jof those farmers who are threatening a strike of passive resistance. been organized. He expects millions of non-members to join in the strike. A proclamation calling the strike, declared it would take the form of: 1. Refusal to sell any grain, produce, livestock, milk, butter, eggs, etc., except for prices equal to the cost of production. 2. Refusal to purchase groceries, merchandise, etc., except as necessary to sustenance and unobtainable otherwise. i. Refusal to leave our homes, a tantamount defiance of mortgage foreclosures and eviction orders. 4. Refusal to meet capital payment* on debts until prices reach productioitcost levels. 6. Refusal to pay taxes or interest on debts out of money needed for food, clothing and other necessities. , •" •••"..••• The call-for the strike climaxed a swift-moving series of events injtbe mifldlewest protesting failure of the national recovery program to improve the dire plight of the American farmer. ".*'•. Gov. William Langcf of North Dakota ordered mobilization of the national guard to enforce his embargo on removal of 60,000,000 bushels qf wheat from the state. Railroads moved wheat across the borders despite the order. Gov. Charles Bryan of Nebraska described the plight of the farmer as "worse than intolerable" and declared "the farmer's throat is being cut from ear to ear." Former Governor Keith Neville sent in his resignation as chairman of the Nebraska NRA board, declaring he was "entirely out of sympathy" -with the program as it affected the farmer. "In agricultural states, the NRA, •while increasing the cost of everything the farmer buys, has failed to increase the cost of things he sells, 1 Neville said. The price of livestock is lower now than when the program went into effect, he said. Back of the revolt, farm leaders (Continued on Page Nine) .«,«, thirty-aine of c «nt w forty-two year, which neans _ dollars, and of th. r -—— ^••p«* ^J -r organizations are directed toward this state, the State of Iowa, CORK MPIWS DAY that each with these blessings in- t he7orfSr^ t SS! n i e ^S hor Jiwe the resof»«*w*»irt~ ~*SJ2*£tX of the state or PONSELLE Test Your Knowledge Can you 'answer seven 6f these test questions? Turn to page four for the answers. 1. Give the general designation for Sweden, Norway and Denmark. 2. Name the secretary of the treasury under President Taft 3. Who was the founder of Christian Science? » 4. Where is the city of Rouen? 5. What is a rupee? 6. To whom does the island of Madagascar belong? , 7. Where are the Madeira Islands? S. Who wrote the song, "Carry I * k J? Old Vlrginny?" story are "Scrooge" Ghoit" the principal to Vlusic Council Is Also After Gieseking Rosa Ponselle and. Walter Gieseking, two of the brightest lurni-, naries in the world of music, may be heard in Ames this season if a plan proposed by the music council of Iowa State college is supported. People of Ames were asked in letters mailed Friday by the council to guarantee their support by,purchasing tickets at $3 each. If 1,000 tickets are guaranteed, it will be possible to bring Ponselle and Gieseking. If the list goes a little above 1,000, it will be possible to add another artist of international reputation to the series. If the plan is supported, Ponselle will be heard here early in Novem- .ber and Gieseking in January. Reservation of seats will begin Nov. 2 and guarantors will be given preference. Anyone who wishes t6 become a guarantor, even tho he has not received a letter, may do so by calling 150. Ponselle, one of the greatest singers of the time, principal prtma donna soprano of the Metropolitan opera, has never been heard in Iowa and her concert will attract to Ames music lovers from thruout the state. Gieseking, no less eminent a musician, is one of the greatest pianists of today. A German, born in France, Gieseking made his United States debut in 1926. Ponselle has few if any rivals today. An American by birth, she has achieved success thruout the world. The version of Carmen which she will present at ti«* Metropolitan for the first time this winter, is destined to be one of the most colorful of all time. At the great Worcester. Mass., festival a cYowd of 4,500 gave Ponselle ovation after ovation and 'orced her to return for no less than five encores. Gieseking is something of a prodigy of mueic. Of Immense stature and with a vast hand which can span 13 notes on the keyboard, ho Is capable of unbelievably delicate pianissimo effects. T. P. Hollowell, Former Warden la. Prison, Dies FORT MADISON (EE)—Thomas P. Hollowell, tmtil recently warden of the state penitentiary at Fort Madison, died at 8 a. m., Friday. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Thursday. Hollowell, warden of the penitentiary for 13 years, resigned last month. He had been ill since -lasf May. He was appointed warden by Gov. William L. Harding in 1920 following a term as secretary to the governor. At that time, the prison had 448 inmates. It now numbers 1,500 convicts. As the prison population increased, Hollowell gained nationwide prominence by inaugurating an honor system under which he had no serious throuble with his charges. Holliiwell was the son of a former guard at the penitentiary and was reared here. He served eight years as postmaster before going into the World war, from which he emerged •with the rank of major. Surviving- are Mrs. Hollowell and two sons. Farm Market Hijacking Nets Million Yearly CHICAGO, (HE) — Hijacking of 'livestock and poultry and rural thievery in the market area which surrounds Chicago has turned into a million-dollar-a-year racket, a survey showed rFiday. Farmers often start to the Chicago market with poultry or livestock in trucks,' only to lose their cargo near the outskirts of the city to hijackers who take the produce and market It themselves. During one 18-month period, a survey showed, nearly a million chickens were stolen from Illinois farmers. Many more started for markets and reached their destination in a racketeer truck. Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana, are the states wjiich suffer the most in this nr*a and much of the thievery tnk p s place just before (hoy cross into the Chicago market district, it is said. DELINQUENT TAX Gov. Herring Issues Proclamation DES MOINES <EE)—Gov. Clyde L. Hei|ring Friday issued a proclamation suspending annual tax sales ordinarily held the first Monday in December until the first Monday in January, 1934. In issuing the proclamation, Herring said that an emergency existed in the state's agricultural district which constituted the cause of his action. He also said that the fact the legislature would convene Nov. 6 in special session insured a review of the entire system of tax revision. The governor believes that his proclamation will give farmers relief from tax sales until the legislature has had opportunity to pass emergency, legislation or provide permanent relief. The governor pointed out that by postponement of the sales, many taxpayers will be saved the expense of publication of delinquent tax lists. The state law provides that the list^ be published three consecutive weeks prior to the holding of the sale.' Governor Herring in a statement at the same time said he did not think ' the national farm strike would accomplish its avowed purpose. "I believe the federal administration is clearly entitled to a chance with its recovery program before drastic action is undertaken. I believe that the administration is making every effort toward rehabilitation of the farmer." <3> Open Forum Planned on Corn-hog Program An open forum discussion on the $350,000,000 corn-hog r *- duction program announced this week by Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace will be held at a meeting to be sponsored by ths Story County Farm bureau Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock In ths North Grr.nt schcci. All Interested persons are invited to attend this meeting ami to join In diccuision of ths program, which will affect Story county farmers alone with thousands of others !n the Central-west. ' ROOSEVELT PUTS PRESSURE ON SALARIES IN U, I Light of Publicity Is Turned on Pay of Executives WASHINGTON iCCEX—Pressure is on at Washington , for reducing fancy salaries drawn by bij business executives. Even President Roosevelt, it is reported, has given consideration to the matter and has discussed it with Attorney General Gumming*. As the government mov« more directly into this question it is likely to be debated at considerable length in congress next winter. ^Whether anything can be" done thru legislation, and if so in what way. had not been officially indicated. But enough is oa record already to show that Washington is stripping, the privacy from corporation salaries and is rapidly convedting this once secret data into matter of public Interest Just as the government Is moving thru the securities act to protect the public from being victimized by misrepresentation when it invests money Washington also is seeking to intervene to protect stockholders against managament executives who skim off a ,thick cup of cream for themselves in the form of salaries and bonuses. The federal trade commission under a senate resolution has just sent questionnaires to more than 2,000 large corporations ary lists. calling for sal- The senate stock market investigating committee this week has ?one thru the pockets of one of the ilggest bankers of the country, Albert H. Wiggin, former head of Chase National bank, to find out what his pay envelop* contains. This search revealed that Wiggin Is retired on a life salary of f 100,000 a year. In 1931, within a few ''ays after he advocated wage reductions for industry, his .own salfigr was boosted from |218,000 a- year .4o et money in ih« form of feenuses and director's fees running Into several thousands of dollars a month.* • ?NRA also has been looking into the salaries ofmpvie executives and stars* some of which outshine-those of the biggest bankers. It is generally accepted In Hollywood that eadlng stars receive 1100,000 to 150,000, a picture^ for two or three pictures' a yeari! Chevalier is supped to draw 1150.000 a picture and Will Rogers $12S|006.. Producers are rated at f 5,000 Jo f 10,000 a week. Several life insurance executives, according. to unofficial figures placed in the Congressional Record, were listed at 1125,^00 to $200,000 a year. Some of the largest were raised in 1932, but since reduced... After Interstate Commerce Commissioner Eastman was made tem- (Orary railroad administrator, he (rought pressure on rail executives to cut down to a bare $60,000. Several were drawing $100,000 in 1929. One was listed at $150,000. Due to lard the early days of the tepression, most railroad presidents ook reductions but the leaders were still well above $60,000. Now all lave been brought within that limit Some were cut voluntarily, some by ie RJP.C. as a condition of loans, and some by receiverships. In behalf of the men drawing this important money it frequently is argued that tfieir salaries represent nly a fractional portion of the annual turnover of a big corporation and that a good executive will make ar more for Ms stockholders than lis salary. On the other side it is epresented that excessive pay arouses public distrust particularly where executives on the inside are virtually able to raise their own pay thru domination of company affairs. It is" reported that J. P. Morgan, when asked on one occasion whether ;10 a week was a proper wage for a working man, replied: "If that's all he can get and takes it, I should ay that is enough." Apparently a similar rule has applied at the top. No general con- ensus has developed as to what a reasonable salary is. DIES ON GALLOWS SAN .QUENTIN PRISON, Calif. OLE)— Dallas Egan, whose main death cell request was for "good whiskey," died on the gallows here Friday for the murder of "William Kirkpatrick, Battle Creek, Mich., visitor at the Los Angeles Olympic games. The trap vras sprung at 0:01 a. m. Egan was pronounced dead at 10:13. Messages Between Roosevelt and Kalinin Indicate Early Opening Of Negotiations for Recognition (Copyrighted 1*13, by United Press) MOSCOW <U»—President Roosevelt and Mikhail I. Kalinin, president of the Russian centraj executive committee, have exchanged messages preliminary to the opening of diplomatic negotiations in Washington, the United Press was informed Frldsy by a reliable source. v M. M. Litvinoff, commissar of foreign affairs, is expected to go to Washington as the soviet republic's emmiuary, the United Press was Informed. An official communique was expected at 11 p. m. Moscow time, 3 p. m., CST. Reports of respproaeJimsnt between the two nations looking to rtauumption of normal trade relationship which would be impossible without diplomatic representation on both tfdes have be«n wldtipr«ad sines the election of President Roosevelt. It became known that President Roosevelt also would issue a statement at 3 p. m. '• ' Dies Suddenly WhileatWork Digging Stump Sofug D. Jensen, 57, of 1110 Lincoln way, died suddenly of a heart attack while at work digging out a tree stump In front of Roosevelt school on Ninth street, at 11:15 a.< m.. Friday. " Mr. Jensen was workiag with B. F. Seymour, superintendent o buildings and grounds for the Ame public schools. He was not a regu lar employe of the schools, but hac been hired temporarily for this job and was* at work for the third day. He fell, and Mr. Seymour stoppet Glenn Roberson, who was drivin past in an automobile, the two tak ing Mr. Jensen to,Mary Greeley hospital. It was believed he died before reaching the hospital. The body was removed to the Adams mortuary to await completion of funeral ar rangements. „ : 2JMO LEHERS DAILY TO NRA Many Writer for Jobs WASHINGTON OTE) —f Bank credit and price increases are the na tion's: chief worries, as reflected in the NRA's mail, but each delivery brings a flood of halting appeals for Jobs, complaints thft compet itors aren't living up to blue eagle standards, resolutions containing praise, and .inquiries as to wha General Johnson is going to do about Henry Ford. Letters about bank credit began coming in two months ago. They have continued in volume despite recent moves to 'ease credit. Mans writers say they have sought loan/i only to be told'by bankers that th* government's credit relief plans were "just talk." Protests against price increases have bulked large this month Replies point out that"" some in creases are necessary to pay higher wages ^and costs, but that the ad ministration is striving to preven excessive price boosting. The NRA gets about 2,000 letters a day. They include appeals from domestic servants, nurses anc teachers that NRA do something to help them, and anonymous complaints against conditions -in factories operating under codes. Many letters say the NRA is sound, but that it needs stricter enforcements. " Letters about specific code problems go to deputy administrators. Nearly 1,000 a' day are answered individually by a special corres- spondent division, headed by A. R. Forbnsh, NRA's No. 1 letter writer, a rotund efficient man who almost has made answering letters his life work. He sent out 190,000 individual letters for Roosevelt headquarters during the last campaign, and was called to Washington from (Continued on Page Eight) Iowa Gets $55,000 From Treasury for More Public Work WASHINGTON fllB — Public Works Administrator Ickes announced today $5,243,378 had been allotted to 44 non-federal construction propects In 21 states. Iowa received $55,000. The allotments will provide approximately 33,807 man-months of quick, direct employment. The eallotments Included: Ottum- "wa, grant, armory $42,000: Mason ! ity, grant, water works, $13,000. STewspaper Is Information Bureau Between Government and People Editor's Note: Following is the third article in a seriee on "The Newspaper and Its Place in the Community." The subject of this article is The Newspaper as a Public Ser- Ice Institution." The purpose is to escribe briefly the actual service rovided by the newspaper in oc- uaintlng th« people of Ames with h« official proceedings of government—municipal, county, ftnte and . Virtually every newspaper reader realizes the major role the daily newspaper plays In shaping governmental policies, and in maintaining the existing democratic representative form of government. The. history of American civil government is closely Interlocked with the development of the American news- P*P«r. The newspaper a* * national institution hM bw. the guard over public . liberty. th« watchman af Alnut looting ot the public trean- uiy. tti»> proponent nf all that na*l (Continue* «* g*f • "' LEGION PLANS ARMISTICE EVENT Gov. Herring to Speak at State Field Governor Clyde L. Herring, State Commander Leo J. Duster of the American Legion, Frank Miles editor of the Iowa Legionaire; State Adjutant R. J. -Laird and American Legion members from al over the state will attend and take part in one of the most elaborate Armistice day celebrations to be held anywhere in Iowa, 'at Ames Saturday, November 11. An old time Armistice day pa rade, a memorial program, a lunch eon in the Memorial Union at Iowa State college, and attendance by the Legion group at the Iowa State vs. Kansas State football game on State field, will be included in the day's events. Governor Herring has assured the Legionaires he will attend the luncheon at noon, deliver an ad dress thru amplifiers before the crowd in the stands before the op ening of the football game, and remain to watch the grid contest Editor Miles will deliver the Ar mlstice day a-lrtujsm-to ex-service Ants* Host Tcf 3t«U ' : t~ Ames Post No. 37 is host to the state Legion groups for the day Thru an arrangement with the Iowa State college athletic department every Iowa Legionaire holding 1 new 1934 Legion membership care will be admitted to the game witfr out charge. The Legion will occupy one entire .section in the stands; The Armistice day observance will begin at 9 a. m. with a parade thru downtown Ames. Legion drum corps from other cities have ieen Invited, including Marshall town, State Center, the junior corps at Des Moines and the Highland Park corps, Des Moines. The memorial program will be held at the Memorial Union on the lo^a State college campus, at 10:45 a. mi, with a special observance in star hall at 11 o'clock and the blowing of 'Taps" according to a time-honored! 'custom. To Remove Service Flag A distinctive feature of the ceremony will be the removal of a service flag which has hung for 16 years in Central building to the Memorial Union for preservation. : The flag bears 6,000 blue, stars for Iowa State students and faculty members who served during the qrld war. There are 119 gold stars for those who gave their lives "in the conflict The weight of these stars and the wear and tear of time-have brot the flag to a condition where'it cannot. much longer stand ' the strain of hanging exposed to the air. President R. M.'Hughes commissioned Dean Anson Marston of the (Continued on Pa<je Seven) CAR WRECKED, 4 SLIGHTLY T Special to the Tribune-Times. NEVADA — An automobile owned and driven by Emerson Hillman of Hampton, who is employed by a cow testing association In Hardin county, was wrecked early Friday morning in an accident three miles east of Nevada on highway No. 30. Sheriff J. R. Hattery reported Friday that the attendant at a serv- ce station on the highway called lim about 1 a. m. and Informed ilm passing motorists had stopped at the station and reported a car burining on the viaduct east of the city. When the sheriff arrived at the scene with several other men from ^evada, he found the car ablaze on the pavement. He extinguished he fire by carrying water in a gal- on bucket from a small creek. Examination by the sheriff revealed that the driver of th* car, which had been traveling west, had evl- lently lost control of the machine and It careened to the left side of the road, struck at least five posts n the guard rail on the viaduct approach and struck the viaduct's :ement railing. The front wheels and the front axle had been torn from the vehicle. The four occup&nts of the car, Deluding Hillman and threo friend* rom Ackl*>, Hurry Ryken, Carl Oradle Ad Pit Hideout, were taken to Colo by a MaraiuUitown inao,, nd were treated there by Di AU siMtatMd mti and CORN SHOW TO BE BIO FEATURE OF 3-DAY EVENT Ames Business Men Offer Many +» Prizes "Iowa, the Corn Empire of the) W<*ld" will be the theme of a celebration sponsored br J« daily newspaper* in Iowa, to be held Thursday, October 29, in these 20 citiei, touching virtually the entire state. The celebration in Ame* wJU «tend over three ' days, Thursday* Friday and Saturday, and will feature a corn show, to be staged downtown, in which all corn growers in this.part of Iowa will b« !*• Tited to enter. Each of the 28 newspapers Included in the Iowa daily Pres* association, of which the Tribune* Times is a member, will IMUB on Tuesday a special Corn Empli* edition, in which will appear many articles on Iowa's position a» th* world leader in corn. ' . ' t A proclamation by Governo* Clyde L. Herring is being published thruont the state and appear* in this issue of the 'Tribune-Times. The governor asks that all civic organizations aid in promoting the Com Empire celebration. The purpose of the event is tct acquaint Iowa citizens with the facts regarding the state'! greatest product, and to-Impress them with its Importance in the economic affairs of the state. Timely Observance It i» a timely observance, coming on the heels of announcement of the federal government's com and hog allotment program. Corn and hogs just now hold the spotlight in the national news picture. The Roosevelt-Wallace program is the biggest news in America today. As stated by the governor in hit proclamation, Iowa's corn crop this yeSFTs 39 per cent above last year, and its value is increased by $42,000^00 on the basis of present prices, •.•..; •. . • .;•:..."- '.'...,;::., :•;:, lowa'sjoll Is bttUr adapted for coin than thaf IrWcK^a* yrt be«»i, developed in. any other spot in the world. Iowa's farmers are the world's leaders in producing com, and their yields are unexcelled. Iowa's Corn Supremacy Articles in the* special edition next Tuesday will tell the story of Iowa's supremacy in corn, and will i^ate~inany facts about corn which should be of personal interest to every lowan. Much of the data and Information to be presented has been compiled thru the aid of crops specialists at Iowa State college. The Ames corn "show wfll be directed by Prof. Joe L. Robinson, of the department of farm crops at Iowa State, college, and secretary of the" Iowa Corn and Small Grain Growers association. It will be , held in the store room at 211 Main street, recently vacated by the Red Ball, store. Entries win be Judged by pro! John JB. Went* of the farm" crops department, v The show will include vegetables and specialty -features in addition to corn. 75 Prizes-Contributed Ames merchants have contributed a total "Of about 75 prizes for various classes in the show, making possible an elaborate list of events. There will be prizes for both amateurs and professionals in the com classes, and a sweepstakes prize for both groups in each class. There will be many prizes for 30- ear samples of corn, 10-ear samples and single ears, also for pop corn. Exhibitors who have won a first prize in previous shows" this year will show in the professional class. ' All others will be eligible for amateur participation. Only one corn entry in each class will be accepted from each family and not more than two prizes may go to one family. This nill give many a chance to win some prize. More prizes have been provided for the vegetable show, which will consist of two classes, vegetables grown for home use on farms and " vegetables grown for sale by market gardeners. Attractive prize* have been set aside for winners in the winter bouquet class and special prizes will be given to the tall(Continued on Page Ten) AUNTLINDY SAYS- So long M young folks marry dreams there are bound to bf nome of '«e*

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