Sign Up With NRA I* JKMW duty. Yov to* to •Me*** NOW. MillioM of M4 women •* «** if ,0, Ames Daily Tribune Times STORY COUNTY'S DAILY W1ATU1 G*f*rstJy fair nd Thursday «n««pt poch'My rain or MOW in ntrthea* •»fM»na. Warmer W«tf*w4.y night, •*•*» what ««W«r in Mrthwwt p»rt>»in Thursday. VOLUME LZVn Official Amu *n4 Itory County AME8, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 85, 1933. United Prtw Wlrs Service MO. 98 GOVERNMENT ENTERS GOLD MARKET FIVE MEN FROM IN NIGHT CLOTHES 4 Women, Girl Escape When Flames Wreck Savoy Cafe Five persons, four -women and a nine-year-old girl, fled from second floor apartments into a chilly atmosphere in night clothing when fire was discovered In the New Savoy cafe, in the Sorenson building, 129 Main street, early Wednesday morning. Fire Chief L. R. Morris said the loss may reach $4,000. Origin of the blaze had not been determined Wednesday. So rapidly did the building become filled with smoke that a few minutes after the blaze was discovered only firemen wearing smoke masks were able to enter it. The restaurant and the small grocery conducted by Mrs. Jessie Sorenson on the first floor were wrecked in the fire. The flames ate iiru joists in the basement and the entire center section of the first Soor collapsed, carrying tables, booths, counters and other equipment and food stocks into the basement. Ceiling Stops Blaze The walls of the restaurant and grocery were badly scorched from the flames and heat, but a metal ceiling prevented the fire from eating thru to the second floor, except around a sewer pipe where flames got thru to a bathroom. Mrs. Sorenson. her daughter Miss Camille Sorenson, and Miss Cecilia Cooper, who is employed in Camille's beauty parlor on the second floor of the building, were occupying one apartment. Mrs, Berwin Christiansen and her nine-year-old daughter Ruth were in another. Mrs. Sorenson was awakened by the smell of smoke and called to the others. Miss Camille Sorenson telephoned the fire de- partmewt. flBt : =ji--tew "seconds, after Patrolman Homer Jones smell«d the smoke in the alley behind the building, located the source,. *nd sent in the alarm from a fiplice call box. The alarm was received at 2:55 a. m., the sfcond call coming before the fremen had left the station, f fc Danger f*rom, 'Vioke Mr*. Sorenson was telped Into her clothing by her daughter and Miss Cooper, but the two younger women were forced to leave with only coats thrown over their night clothing. Mrs. Christianson also had been awakened and she and her child left the building without dressing. The smoke had become so dense it was almost suffocating. It was impossible to descend the rear stairway and all occupants of the second floor found their way out by the Main street stairway. Officer Jones took Mrs. Sorenson to the home of her son, Willard Myers, 818 Burnett avenue, and then took Mrs. Christiansen and her daughter to her husband's parents on East Second street. Mr. Christiansen is picking corn in trie country, boarding on a farm for the season. Apparatus from both down- See Roosevelt's Invitation to Russia as New and Powerful Offensive Against World's Depression By JOSEPH H. BAIRD United Press Staff Correspondent. (Copyright 1933 by United Prest) WASHINGTON, (U.E)- Presi dent Roosevelt's cordial iavita- tion to Soviet Russia to seek a basis for renewing diplomatic and strengthening trade relations with America is interpreted here as a new and vigorous drive against the world depression. Political reasons for recognition are not lacking. But those close to the president believe that economic motives primarily prompted him to extend the hand of friendship to Moscow. In Russia th-e administration sees the world's greatest potential market. A sample of its capacity to absorb Ameri- can goods was given in 1930 when the Soviet Union purchased nearly $112,000,000 worth of the products of American factories, mines and farms. Hej-e is a birds-eye view of the Russion market as seen by administration economists: ~ Between Russia's European border and the northeastern, tip of Siberi* — 7,000 miles away — stretches a vast land containing i60,000,OOC people. It is twice as large In area as the United States. It contains 40,000,000 more people. It is a vast consumer of goods. Further, it is a land which inspired by a fanatical zeal, is seeking in a few brief decades to bridge the gap between agricultural feudalism and modern industrialism. The machine is Russia's god. Toy tractors and trucks are found in the nursery. Russia's young men dream not of romantic conquests but of bridges ^uilt, streams harnessed by turbines, rich earth turned by tractors, petroleum gushing from the Russian steppes and factories emitting a constant stream of manufactured goods. This Industrial program calls for heavy imports of machinery. A recent commerce department study of the Russian purchases here features steam engines, locomotives, ., laboratory apparatus, lathes, drilling machinery, automobiles and trucks. Russia also needs millions of bales of U. S. cotton.' The same Litvinoff who is coming here told the world economic conference in London last summer "(ContLiued on. Page Three) Graf Zeppelin to Climax World Fair Thrills FRIEDMCHSKAFEN town and responded fourth to the ward stations alarm. It so happened that only one man was off duty. He was called, and the regular firemen were aided by four student firemen on duty at the campus station. Four Lines Laid Four hose lines were laid, 1,550 feet in all. A new hydrant installed this year at Fifth street and Douglas avenue was used for the first time. Excellent pressure was maintained in the mains from the water plant. Firemen said flames that con~- J - ' - the and the floor above to the ceiling of the first floor. The smoke was so dense they were able to get in the building only by using masks. One stream of water was directed into the basement from a hole cut just inside the front door of the restaurant, and another line was taken in from (Continued on Page Three) sumed most everything in basement of the building burned away ' were leaping Test Your Knowledge ON 28-CENT LEVY Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page six for the answers. 1. What does "Wampas" mean? 2. What Is leather? 3. Who was called "the-stormy petrel of French politics?" 4. Where Is the shrine of Ste. Anne De Beaupre? 5- What is a maedchen? fi. Where is Fort Leaven worth? '• Who was the father of Cleopatra? Augustus S ^' lhere? H ° W many U. s. senators are JO. What ig legordemaln? WASHINGTON «E)— Critics of a tax on corn will be given a "hearing Novt 2 on their contention that a processing levy would decrease consumption and thereby fail to reduce the surplus as intended by the government's $350,000,000 corn- hog reduction campaign. If they fail to support the contention, a tax of 28 cents a ljushel on field corn will become effective three days later, according to announcement by Secretary of Agriculture Wallace. If the contention is upheld, the agricultural adjustment administration will consider taxing floor stocks of corn the same as field corn. Products which would be taxed as floor stock include corn meal, corn flakes of the breakfast food type, table hominy, cornstarch, dex- trines, glucose syrups and sugers, corn oil, corn gluten feed and corn gluten meal. Some farm leaders contend that the wheat processing tax already in effect has resulted in consumption of less wheat, corn and rye being used instead. They fear the corn :ax will reduce corn consumption, :hus increasing the surplus which. the government is seeking to cut down by reducing acreage. The learing will seek to determine whether the criticism is justified. The corn tax goes Into effect Nov. 5. It equals the difference between the current average farm price for corn and the "fair exchange value" which the administration feels the farmer should receive. Geneva Session Will Adjourn Until Dec. 4th GENEVA OLE) — The steering committee of the world arms conference Wednesday voted to recommend an adjournment of the general conference until Dec. 4. The world political situation will have cleared sufficiently during the adjournment to permit a useful resumption, of the conference, it was hoped. Norman H. Davis, chief United States delegate, alone was ready to fight hard for a relatively brief adjournment. Japan and Switzerland sought a long adjournment. GRAF ZEPPELIN GALE Moored Safely Early Wed. at Akron «TE) — The Graf Zeppelin, after being buffeted thru the night by a strong wind, landed at 5 a, m. (E.S.T.) Wednesday at the Akron airport. Altho the Graf was tied to the mooring mast at 5:04 a. m., it was not until 7:39 a. m., that the huge ship was backed into the hangar— the same hangar that once housed the ill-fated IT. S. S. Akron and the new United States dirigivle the XL S. Macon, Thruout the night, the huge Graf had cruised over the city, waiting for the wind and rain squalls to abate. Dr. Hugo Eckener, commander, veteran, of half a hundred trans-Atlantic crossings, radioed constantly to officials at the airport, that he would remain, aloft until the wind had died down to 15 miles per hour. Finally with the approach of daybreak, a calm settled over the area, and the ground crew which had been, on duty all night, made ready to moor the big ship. Like a huge blimp, the Graf sailed downward. Ropes were lowered and grabbed by anxious hands. At 5:04 «. m. the nose of the Graf was safely pinned to the mast, and the task of rollimoving her into the hangar was begun. The Grag Zepplin, victorious in battles with the elements all over the world, had emerged triumphant again. Rain and needle-like sleet, which accompanied the wind, had wor- (ContiDueu on Page Three) Selection of News Problem Ecjitbr Facelf Continually in Daily Routine of Newspaper Corn-Hog Meeting at Colo Friday COLO — The Story county farm bureau will sponsor a community meeting hero Friday evening, Oct. 27, at 8 o'clock, .,t which the corn- T, as 0 ««llned by the United States department of agriculture will be dlscunsed. County Agent -H. j. Montgomery extends an invitation to everyone in the rommmlty to «ttfnd the meeting nnd take part in the discussion. (Editor's Note: Following is the fifth article in the series on the subject "The Newspaper and Its Place in the Community.") In this and succeeding articles will be discussed the objectives and methods in gathering local news for the readers of the daily Dewyiaper. Many scholarly definitions have been written In answer to the question "What Is News?" , To the ordini.ry newspaper reader, the answer might be stated simply in such language as this: "Whatever two or more people talk about Is news." The message of an advertiser to his prospective patrons is news, or else he would not he paying his money to have it circulated. To f.et up a distinction between the copy a newspaper cnrrt«s freo nnri that for whioh It pay, copy Hint is for is,commonly termed advertis- ing, and other copy Is news copy. The definition, however, still holds good. Problem of Selection The problem of the newspaper, therefore, becomes one of selection. It would be virtually impossible for any newspaper, no matter how well organized or how much space it devotes to news copy, to carry all the news of a community. The daily paper does endeavor, however, to gather and present to Its readers all news of importance, and news items that are of Interest to the greatest number of Its 'eaders. It will be of Interest to the reader to pause here and think over the best news stories of the year. During 1932, the concensus of opinion In the newspaper world placed tho story of the kidnaping nnd mtirdfr of the young son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Cliarlfs A. Lindbergh at tho top o; the list of (ho 10 best (Coutitiuod ou Pago Three) , UL PRESS ASSN. Says Corn Empire Day Splendid Event for State General Hugh S. Johnson, ad- ministratot of the national recovery administration, has forwarded a message of congratulation to the Iowa Daily Press association upon the efforts of .the association in conducting the Corn Empire celebration in Iowa, Thursday. The Ames Daily Tribune-Times, as a member of the association, has received a copy of General Johnson's message. It reads: "I congratulate the Iowa Daily Press association upon its enterprise .in bringing about state-wide observance of Corn Empire day on Thursday, October 26. It %» a fine tiling to stimulate pride among your people in your achievements, and in the production of corn you certainly head the list, "We are engaged in a great national effort to put millions of unemployed back to work so that they can have the wherewithal to buy in greater quantities the food products which yon produce. 1 appeal for your continued cooperation in this worthy cause." Show Opens Thursday The Ames Corn Empire celebration will open Thursday and continue for three days, with a corn show open to all entrants in this section of Iowa, particularly within the Ames trade -territory. The show will be held in the former "Red Ball store at 211 Main street. Corn growers are urged to have their entries in the show placed not later than 3 p. m., and as early as possible .during the fore part of the day. All, o^fc.s^cialtr classes also must be/registered br'enter&d on' Thursday. The exhibits will ,|JB- main .in place until Saturday night. Judging will take place Friday, and the awards will be announced Saturday. Prof. Robinson in Charge The show will be conducted under the direction of Prof. Joe L. Robinson of ihe farm crops department 1 alt Iowa State college. He also,, is secretary of the Iowa Small Grain Growers association. The corn Entries will be judged by Prof.' John, B. Wentz of the farm crops department, and vegetables will be judged by Prof. E. S. Haber, chief of the vegetable crops division at Iowa State. Special ^attention is directed to the address which will bo given, af 1 Twin Proclamation Whereas, the prosptrity of Ames and of all Story county is directly dependent upon the prosperity of the farm communities of the county, and' Whereas, the prosperity of the Iowa farmer is directly dependent upon the national markets for both corn and hogs, and • Whereas, It behooves the citizens of each city and town to become • better acquainted with the economic forces that control *their prosperity. Therefore, !, F. H. Schleiter, mayor of the City of Ames, Iowa, do hereby proclaim Thursday, October twenty-sixth, as Corn Empire day, and urge that all the people of Ames take advantage of the opportunity presented to become better informed upon the subject of corn and its influence on the prosperity of this community. In testimony whereof, ! have hereto set my hand, this twenty- fourth day of October, 1933. F. H. SCHLEITER Mayor of Ames - p. m., Thursday, in the Star theater by Roswell Garst, chairman of the Iowa corn-hog committee. Mr. Garst comes from Coon Rapids to address the gathering of extension agents at Iowa State college later (Continued on Page State Contracts For #410,786 in Hiway Paving The state highway commission Wednesday afternoon announced contracts for 15 miles of paving in five counties, the total of the paving contracts being $410,786.76. The contracts were: Allamakee county: 3.S79 miles road No. 51, from Waukon south, to Fred Carlson company, Decorah, $90,999.39. Franklin county: 2.076 miles on the Coulter-Latimer road, to Booth and Olson, Inc., Sioun City, ?42,635.24. Fremont county: 0.143. miles U. S. road No. 275 in Hamburg, to E. A. Wickham and company, Council Bluffs, $8,567.19. Clinton county, 6.23 miles U. S. road No. 55 from Clinton north, to Nolan Brothers, Minneapolis.Minn., $157,603.37. Polk county: 2.789 miles of relocated U. S. No. 6 in Des Moines, to Berais and Schlick, Des Moines, $140,981.57. THREE DAYS OF SPECIAL EVENTS Special features of the Ames Corn Empire celebration this week are as follows: THURSDAY Entries received in corn and veg- e^able show. All entries due by 3 P. m. Contestants for specialty prizes register at corn sJhow. Address by Roswell Garst of Coon Rapids, chairman of the Iowa corn- hog committee, 1 p. m. at the Twin Star theater. Band concert by Iowa State col- l3ge band, 4:30 p. m., corner of Main and Kellogg. Special bargains in Ames stores. FRIDAY Judging of corn and vegetable show exhibits. Show open for inspection thruout the day. Special bargains in Ames-stores. Student barbeque, pep meeting and opening events in annual Iowa State college homecoming, beginning 6 p. m. SATURDAY Award of prizes- in the corn and vegetable show and to registered contestants in specialty events. Final day of corn show. Special bargains in Ames stores. Band concert by Iowa State college band, 11 a. m. Address by Dr. T. W. Schultz of tl-e economics department at Iowa State college on the agricultural adjustment program, 1 p. m. at the Twin Star theater,-1~ Football, lowa'StatV vs. Missouri, 2 p. m. at State fleld.1 Fort Wayne Labor to Picket Firms Who Violate NRA FORT WAYNE, Ind. (IIP)—Viola- ions of NRA agreements may be met here with picketing and other means of publicity according to reports Thursday following a mass j meeting of Fort Wayne's Federa- ion of Labor. "It is unfair to ask some business men to observe the recovery program if others violate it." Walter 'faller, president of the federation eclared following the decision au- horlr.lng the action. In a statement, today, Clint McDonald, chairman of the federation ompllance committee staled, "wo re planning to phkflt tho estab- lahments of ohlsk'fs just, ns wo K':ket establishments unfair to or- :auized labor." t Weak Temblor Shakes Southern California Area J.OS ANGELES (HE)—An earthquake of comparatively mild force that jolted Los Angeles and immediate environs from sleep late Monday night left the district unscathed, a survey disclosed Wednesday. The earth disturbance, recorded at 11:01 p. m., centered In the suburban cities of Pasadena, Alhambra and Eagle Rock where the single shock was quite pronounced. Windows rattled and doors trembled on their hinges in Los Angeles as early sleepers jumped from their beds, fearful of recurring shocks. The tremor was of milder intensity than that which dealt considerable property damage to Southern California Oct. 2, according to Dr. H. 0. Wood, seismologist at the California Institute of Technology at Pasadena. A deep rumbling noise accompanied |he jolt. San Pedro and Long Beach, epicenter of the disastrous quake of March 10, and other beach cities, including Santa Barbara to the north and San Diego on the south, escaped the disturbance. $ _ Corn Husking Proceeds; Hog Cholera Hits DES MOINES OLE)—Except for 37 outbreaks of hog cholera, Iowa's farms are typically active for this time of the year, according to Wednesday's weekly weather and crop bulletin by Federal Meteorologist Charles D. Reed. Corn husking is progressing rapidly except in the southeast, where some of the corn is still too moist for safe cribbing. Winter wheat is growing and seeding is completed. Tomato canning is done. Soy bean threshing is producing good yields. There were 37 new outbreaks of hog cholera In Iowa during the past seven days l Reed said. This followed more than a month's lull in the serious hog cholera which ravaged droves in northest and southwest sections during the late summer months. CRUCIAL PEBIOD The $6,500 circulation expansion campaign of the Ames Daily Tri bune-Times is just entering it most interesting period, with men and women girding themselves fo a hard race for the $6,500 In cash that is to be distributed before the close of- the drive, Dec. 15. The opening period brot many en tries, some of whom have as ye failed to put forth any effort to earn the money available to them as daily cash commissions, or tc win votes toward the capital prize of $1,000 In cash and the othe cash prizes. It is announced Wednesday by the campaign manager that begin ning Saturday, all contestants who have not made any subscription re ports during the preceding two weeks will be dropped from the list. Thereafter, any candidates wb remain inactive for two weeks wil be dropped from the campaign a the end of each succeeding two weeks period. The honor of being crowned the winner in this campaign of th $1,000 first prize, is no small glory in itself. The honor is second onl; to the award itself. Just now, with the beginning o double credit extra vote days, ev ery person who desires to share in this $6,500 cash distribution shoul get busy and show their friend their determination. Several names will be" dropp'e- from the list of contestants Satut day. However, anyone who i dropped from the list may be re instated by turning in one or more subscriptions and signifying their intention of again becoming active All candidates, and any new ones who'still desire to enter the cam palgn, have a chance to earn an extra/ cash prize .of $25 for thei efforts during the present one-wee] period. This prize will go to the person turning in the larges amount of cash on or before Oct 28. • . This additional prize gives a new candidate an added incentive for entering the campaign now ant working for this and the daily cash commissions as well, while all th time piling up votes . toward the capital prizes. Winners of capita prizes, however, will deduct credi for any daily commissions paic them. Only subscriptions obtained after October 21 will count .toward .this special $25 cash pri2e. But there is in addition during this perioc an offer of double the regular number of votes which will be credited on all subscriptions turned in. Remember, this campaign does not end until December 15, and there is still plenty of time to gel in and win some Christmas cash. Judge Henderson Holding Court at Nevada This Week NEVADA — Judge 0. J. Henderson of Webster City returned to Nevada Wednesday morninR to devote the remain Jer of tho week to equity matters In Story county district court. Judge Henderson opened court at Clarion Monday, but returned horo to'take up H number of equity cases which mild not, be completed during the* scheduled six-w^k September *>rra which ended lasl Fjrlday, J. W. Studebaker, superintendent of the Des Moines public schools, will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Ames forum, to be held in the high school auditorium, Wednesday, November 1, at 7:45 p. m. He will speak on the Beatty- Bennett bill, tax legislation passe'd by the last legislature. The forum executive committee met Tuesday night and named the Rev. Nelson P. Horn, director of religious activities at Iowa State college, as chairman of a committee on. forum programs. The rest of the committee will be selected later. It was decided to hold forum sessions every two weeks on Wednesday night, the sessions to open promptly at 7:45 p. m. and close at 9:15 p. m. The program committee, is to arrange a schedule covering three months, with speakers assigned to cover various phases of a general discussion theme, be decided soon. This theme will At the end of three months, the executive committee will review the results and prepare a plan for the future. 'R. O. T. C. Inspection Officer Visits I. S. Col. R. M. McMaster of the United States field artillery, in charge of R. 0. T. C. trainins in the seventh corps area, stopped in Ames Monday en route to Cedar Rapids and Davenport. During his throe hours here he had luncheon with Pros, H. M. Hughes of Iowa State. Colonel McMaster was on his way to inspect R. 0. T. C. work at Coe college In Cedar Rapids and at the Davenport high school, which with Iowa State ar» ;n the seventh corps j *»•«», BOOSTS PRICE TO 531,36 AN OUNCE, President Opens Major Campaign to Raise "* Prices WASHINGTON WJB) — The go*. ernment Wednesday began its op» en market.gold purchases at a rat* of $31.36 an ounce in President Roosevelt's new price lifting an4 monetary program, Jesse Jones, chairman of the) board of the Reconstruction Ffr nance corporation, made publii the country's gold price after * conference Wednesday morning with -Dean Acheson, under secretary of treasury, and Henry Mor- genthau, jr., farm credit adminf istrator. ^Payment for the gold will I* made by the R. F. C. in its new: 90-day debentures. The price set in Washington* was 22 cents above the price fixed in London Wednesday, reckoned on noon exchange rates for the pound;' The London price at that time wai }31.14. . . The price for gold set Tuesday at Washington was $29.80. The increase in this price as compared; to Wednesday's'price "was $1.56. The Statutory price of gold in the United States is ?20.67. The newly announced price was $10.69 above the/old statute price of $20.67 per ounce. At the new- price, the gold value of the dollar was £5.91 cents Wednesday egalnst 69.36 cents Tuesday*. The debentures offered In payment for the gold by the R. F. C. will bear;an interest.rate of one- fourth of one per cent annually. Newly, mined gold for which R. F. C. debentures will be paid, is to be deposited in the. government's mints, .and assay offices. President Roosevelt sought to assume absolute control over the nation's money and prices, with inauguration of open. market gold operations by the government (Continued on Page Two) Goyt. Program Booms Prices On All Grains CHJCAGO <U.Ry- Wheat quotations, «purred by the government's new gold price, jumped excitedly on the board of trad* Wednesday to close three to three and x fourth cents above Tuesday's close. Corn and other grains were strong in sympathy with the advance In wheat. « Rye was especially strong on reports that an embargo on foreign Importations was In prospect. Futures prices leaped up and at one ". point almost touched the five cent limit placed on advances by the exchange. December corn sold at 47% cents a bushel and December rye at 62% cents, up more than •?four cents. Oats were two cent? higher. At New York, inflation hopes drove the stock market higher Wednesday, attracting new outside participation. 'Prices remained at the close near the peak* for the 'day at gains of one to six points. [owa Planning for Liquidation of 43 Closed State Banks DES MOINES, (KB)—An organi- sation was being-formed in Iowa Wednesday by State Banking Superintendent D. W. Bates, thru which assets of 43 closed Iowa state banks will be liquidated. The organization will form a unit n President Roosevelt's two bll- ion dollar deposits liquidation joard. Deposits In the 43 banks total more than ?6,500,000. The board will be headed by ierbert Horton and Henry S. Nowin, both of Des Moines. r •+ AUNTLINDY SAYS- A good many unknown heroes would be revealed if a roster were kept of »11 thcxe killed fighting the battles of life.
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