Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on October 23, 1933 · Page 7
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Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa · Page 7

Ames, Iowa
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Monday, October 23, 1933
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AMIS DULY AM* »WA. MOMDAY, 04KQBB1 », 1993, New Hampton Boy Is Named Frosh Prexy Irviu Vicars of New Hampton unanlnouily was named fre*nnan class president Et Iowa State college during an election meeting of the class Friday afternoon in Agricultural assembly. Don Kaser «t Au>i also was nominated for the office. Dan Malloy of 3ibux City defeat* ed Robert Baupe of Ames for vice- president In the only closely contested race. MalU y bad * margin of only a few rote*. Margaret Markert of Cedar Ha- pids was named secretary without opposition. Bob Whltmore of Omaha defeated Helen Johnson of Ames by a wide margin for of treasurer. All officers elected were members of the representative party, which nominated its candidates Wednesday night and listed them on handbills handed out at the meeting. The all-college and ward parties made tLelr nominations from the floor. Police Chief W. J. Cure Saturday morning received information that Robert C. Strong, a Wisconsin youth who was acquitted in district court a short time ago on a charge of breaking into the Ames library the night of May 15, has again been arrested, this time at Escanaba, Mich., on a charge of breaking and entering. Strong and Garnet W. Calkins were arrested by night policemen a block from the library, and held on suspicion because of their actions' and the fact that some bags of coins were found in their car. The library robbery was discovered the following morning. A crowbar in the automobile the boys drove had a broken corner which fitted perfectly into scars in the casing of a door that was pried open at the library. Footprints in the dust on a window sill matched prints of a shoe one of the boys was wearing. The jury, however, acquitted the pair on the charge, after they had had remained in the county jail awaiting trial for several weeks- Strong was arrested at Escanaba October 15. Competition for Rhodes scholarships toOxford university in 1934 begins in November and applications must be in the hands of the committee by Nov. 1. according to Dean Chark« B 1 . Friley, chairman of the scholarship selection committee at Iowa State college. About 190 scholarships are offered each year. 32 to students in the United States. Each provides' for two or three years at Oxford and is worth about .$5,000. Scholarship principally, character, sports interest and leadership are considered in making the awards. Applicants must be male citizens of the United States, unmarried, between 19 and 25 years of age and must have completed the sophomore year in college. Detailed information may be obtained from Dean Friley. Sorority Pledge* Increase SEATTLE (EE). — Maybe the NRA did -it and maybe not, but 2S2 University of Washington freshmen girls pledged sororities thfs season. This is an increase of approximately IS per cent over last year's quota. University of Washington's 23 sororities took part in the "rushing." Mexican Official At White House to discuss mailers connected with the forthcoming Pan- American conference ID Montevideo that Mexico's Secretary cf State, Jose p u |g Cftflaurnnc, visited the White .louse. Ho le new shown ct the capltni atiet Ms conference with President Kooaevolt and Scncta,-> or £uu« Hull. Accepts #2£000 a Year Settlement 1 Settling dowa to enjoy domestic comforts may be all right for some Cirls, but for Claire Luce (above), glamorous blonde dancer, a stage career IB more important And so Broadway's former-cigarette girl, now performing in a musical chow in London, Has agreed to part with her multi-millionaire husband, Clifford Warren Smith, and accept a settlement of {25,000 year for life. They were married five years ago. i Cheering Jersey Ford Strikers & L delegation of striking Ford workers at Chester, Pa., who made a sxpedition to Edgewater, N. J., in an effort to induce Ford workei to go on strike, are here pictured at Edgewater cheering tl decision of 500 local employes to walk out Khaki Shirt Officers Seized in Q Raid Deserted by their "commander," their /anfes broken up, disillusioned officers or the Khaki Shirt Army are pictured in a Philadelphia court with the arms and ammunition seized by police in a raid on their Philadelphia headquarters. The rafd frustrated their plans to march to Washington to make President Roosevelt accept a dictatorship. Ills northern European aorinl survey over, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh Is shown rtiaembarkltiK from his red-winged hydroplane at Leningrad, Kussln. on n visit to the Soviet Union. He ha«l Just «on>- tlctcd ft fliRhl trow fc'Uiand > > two l>°» r;i - EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA . . By JOHN ELY BRIGGS Unit No. 2. How the Indians Lived L This is the eighth 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. 4. To Learn About th* Fur Trade Three things people must have They are food, shelter, and cloth ing. We work at some special job and earn money to buy from oth ers what we need to eat and wear Everybody trades some of wha he has lor something else.that he wants. If a man has nothing ani can not work, he will be cold and hungry because most people now can not by their own efforts atone get meat, build a house, or make clothes. But the Indiana lived more sim ply. Before the white men came the braves hunted and fished while the squaws gathered or raised veg etables. If the weather was gooc or game, was not scarce, they had plenty to eat From the skins ol animals they 'made clothing and tlpls. Their rules of hunting and planting allowed every one to live as well as any one. They all enjoyed plenty or suffered want together. Hunting was the work of Indian men. It was about all they had to do, but if the deer bed fled and the elk and the bison had gone where the grass was taller, the hunting parties had to search for many days, It -was hard *ork. but the Indians liked to hunt They were proud of their BkilL A good hunter had to be strong and quick and very daring. As boys they learned to shoot with bow and arrow, to throw the spear, and to find Hhe places where game might be. Even the! rplay taught them how to hunt While Indians often hunted alone' or in pairs, they usually went in bands. During the great hunts in the fall and again in the spring after the gardens were planted, every one in the village except the old folks joined in the search for food. Among the Sioux each family rolled up their tip!, robes, and household things, placed the bundle in a basket hung between two poles that a pony dragged, the small children climbed into the basket too, and the whole party set out one family after another in a long line. The women led the horses. At night a camp was made. Poles were cut and the ti- pis set up quickly in'a.row. The next day they moved on. again. Thus for weeks they -wandered over the prairie looking for bison and elk. Before the white man came, the Indians killed only, enough game to satisfy their own needs. Probably they wasted much of the meat and threw away some of the skins, but they did not hunt for fun or for hire. Game could be found near the village and the hunting trips lasted only a short time. All this was changed by the white uien. They wanted furs. Here in the wsods and on the prairies were riches that could be had for the taking. The skins of beaver, otter, muskrat, mink, raccoon, fox, bear, buffalo, deer ; and elk were worth more than gold mines. And the Indians knew how to get them. Moreover, the Indians wanted things the white men had. They saw that steel knives and axes wese better than theirs of Eton-. They liked bright-colored cloth, glass beads and woolen blankets. Guns and traps they needed for hunting. These things they were willing to buy with pelts. And so the fur trade began. Within a few years after Jolliet and Marquette paddled down the Mississippi river, the bold, hardy, buckskin-clad gatherers of pelts began to come into the Iowa country. At convenient spots near Indian villages or where two rivers joined, cabins were built to be used as trading posts. There the ildians came for presents and to bargain for guns, powder, knives, traps, blankets, and whisky, giving pelts in exchange or promising to bring them in the. spring. Every fall these rugged woodsmen packed up their trading supplies and went-into the game coun- :ry, sometimes alone and some- jmes in parties if on a long trip. During the winter they traded their goods for pelts, sorted the skins, and packed them in bundles. t was a hard life. From daylight till dark they worked in all kinds of weather. Their food consisted mainly of game, hard bread, and hulled corn— and sometimes not much of that One party of eigh- een men ate only one; beaver, a dog, a few berries, and some old moccasin soles in nine days while hey traveled over 500 miles. As n *as the ice • had gone out of he rivers, _' they loaded their boats and set out downstream for he trading post From there the urs were shipped to St Louis or Montreal. For, three-quarters of a century he whole vast region about the Great Lakes as far west as the Missouri valley was ruled by the iYench fur traders. They lived in the wilderness, married Indian girls and worked for the great fur ompanies. • During that time Prairie du Chien was the business cen- er of the West :After England won Canada from Bjrance in 1763, Indians Hunting Muskrats English and Scotch traders came into the Mississippi valley. But at that time the Iowa country belonged to Spain, and the Spaniards wanted all of the fur business -for themselves. Americans also came west to profit from the trade in "pelts. These three, being very jealous of each other were constantly trying to gain some advantage. It was between the time of the Revolutionary War and the coming of the settlers in 1833 that the fur trade was most active in Iowa. Basil Glard opposite Prairie dn Chien, Julien Dubuque at his lead mines, and Louis Monore Tesson where the town of Montrose is now located enjoyed the support of the Spanish government Redwood, about 200 miles up the Des Molttes river, was the post of Jean Faribault who worked for a British company. At the Raccoon Fork' of the Des Moines was another post called Dirt Lodge. Manuel Lisa traded with the Indians along- the Missouri, particularly at a point near the present site of. Omaha. On the Mississippi the United States government built Fort Madison in 1808 to protect American traders who prospered after the War of 1812. Among th«-most successful were George Davenport at Rock Island, Maurice Blondeau above the mouth of the Des Moines river, and Russell Farnham with American Fur company posts on all of the principal rivers., After the Indians moved out of eastern Iowa, trading posts were established for a few years on. the present sites of Eddyville arid Ottumwa.' As the fur trade increased, the Indians changed their way or living. They were on the hunt much of the time. They killed not for the meat but mainly for the skins of animals; not a few but all they could find. They w^re^iio longer contente'd to wear garments: of skin or hunt with bow and arrow, but wanted white men's clothes and weapons.- More and more they depended upon the traders,, and year after year the beaver and the buffalo were harder to find. Gradually the 'Indians followed the game westward. But it was the coming of the settlers with axes and plows that put an end to the fur trade in Iowa. Activity Hints CROPS JUDOS FOR AMERICAN ROYAL Member* of the crop* JvAfta* squad at Iowa State eoil«t* art ta training under direction of Prwf. C. 8. Dorclmter in prtptntto* («r the American Royal live*toek show contest In Kansas City NOT. 10. The team of thre* mentor* will be selected above Nor. 1 to 4*f«nd the title won last year by the low* State team. The squad include! Elmer Erickson of Radcliffe, Herman Christie of Vlllisca, Horace Cheney of fimerson, Lester Justice of Ankeny, Harold Timm of Muscatine and Gordon Strayer of Hudson. , The team will'not compete in the International livestock show contest at Chicago this year. Youth's Tt«th in Pal'a Head IONIA, Mich. <UB) — Missint teeth are hard to find -when they are in someone else's head, Bobby Schaefer has learned. Bobby and a playmate, Edwin Schneider, ra* into each other recently, in th« mishap Bobby had two teeth knocked out but he could not find them. A physician was summoned and he located the molars imbedded in a deep wound on Edwin's forehead. 2. Explain why the fur trade It no longer important in Iowa. 3. Make a map showing where fur-trading posts were located in the Iowa country. i TIM, 4., ,_' . i *• Write an essay on the effects h* ih^J? fur ' bearIn K » ni ^"an of the fur trade on the life of The be found in your county now? I Indians. j ; -V THIS CURIOUS WORLD~^ 6gT ALSO THE UMNft OF fTS *TOMACH AND NTEVTNM/ IN SOUTHERN OAE&ON, WAS POftttBD VA4KN A/FOUNTAIN FELL. INTO ITSWJF/ IN southern Oregon, a majestic mountain, Mount Mazania, once raised" its head (long with other now famous peaks of the Cascade range. But one day this mountain suddenly fell into itself and disappeared. Where once its summit reached 15,000 feet into the sky, there was only'a vast, yawning hole in the face of the earth. In this hole Crater Lake was born. ' rjANGLED] NERVES] \ TEST No. 5 Jangled nerves can make married life miserable In so many cases it's not the big, important things that make married life unhappy. It's the little sharp words... the bickering.. . the nagging . .. the jangled nerves. And the dangerous thing is that we frequently don't even realize that oar nerves are upset until it is too late. The more alive you are, the more high- strung, the more carefully you must watch yourself. Get your full amount of sleep every night. Eat regularly and sensibly. Find time for recreation. And smoke Camels ...for Camel's costlier tobaccos never get on your nerveg. COSTLIER TOBACCOS Camels are made from finer, MORE EXPENSIVE tobaccos than any other popular brand of cigarettes ! THEY NEVER GET ON YOUR NERVES!

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