Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on October 26, 1933 · Page 5
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Ames, Iowa
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Thursday, October 26, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA >«ur du(> fo«r NOW. Million* of •nd womtB way Mfer thU t«r It torn May. Ames Tribune "Times STORY OUNTY'S DAILY WEAran rollout Conorally fair Thurtttay niflHt and Friday oxcopt pocoiMy rain in oxtromo touthoait portion. torn* what coldor Thursday. CoMtr FrJ. day In oxtromo east portion. Official Am«g and itory County AMES, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1933. UnlUd Proa* Wlr« Strvlco WO. W LIQUOR CONTROL PLAN PARLEY BEGUN 50 CENT LOAN ON DESIGNED TO BREAK UP STRIKE f\AA to Pump Millions Into Farmers' Hands WASHINGTON <£E) — The government's first direct action to break the national farm strike, by partial surrender to the strikers' demands, Thursday took the form of crop loans pegging the price of corn, with a promise to pump money to farmers, "not in driblets, but In millions." The agricultural adjustment administration drove ahead both its permanent and emergency programs by announcing the extension to "corn of its crop loan plan Hready applied to cotton. Emergency loans will be made on warehoused corn on the basis of 50 cents a bushel for No. 2 December corn at Chicago to farmers who cooperate with Its $350,000,000 permanent reduction campaign designed to balance corn and hog' production with demand. The plan applies only to the region of most active farm rebellion. Loans -will go into states having farm -warehouse laws, thus restricting the eligible fanners to those In Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Kansas, focal points of the strike. First announcement of the plan, drawn up after s. conference between Secretary of Agriculture Wallace and President Roosevelt said that loans would be made at 45 cents a bushel. But as the tlcit- «rs reeled off increases in the Chicago pit, apparently resulting from the new Roosevelt currency policy, the announcement was changed, boosting the figure to 50 cents. This, in effect, pegs the price for this grade and delivery because if the quotations should fall below this price, the borrowing farmer would have his money, and could let the government take the corn which- he had pat up for collateral,. The loan value was fixed 2*4 cents above the closing price on the Chicago market Now a fanner, instead of shipping to market, can take his corn to a etate warehouse and receive the pegged price. Strikers had demanded 67 cents a bushel on titree-fourlhs of the (Continued on Page Taro) National Guarc May Be Called To Get Outlaws INDIANAPOLIS <GE>—The Ind ana national guard probably wil be called in an effort to apprehend a band of marauding outlaws which has eluded etate police and peace officers for more than two weeks Gov. Paul V. McNutt said Thursday. The group of escaped convicts and notorious criminals were b« lieved to have participated in at least two of four bank robberies in the state this week. A total o approximately ?80,000 wag obtained "If state and local police officers are unable to combat the criminals I probably will call out the sol diers," Governor McNutt said Earlier in the week he had refused an appeal of peace officers for guardsmen. "They will be armed with ma chine guns and stationed at strate gic points about the state," Governor McNutt said. "We can have iem on call for 24 hours' duty so that they would be In a position to lugment local police or sheriffs 'orces whenever necessary." Eight of the 10 men who shot their way out of the Indiana state prison at Michigan City three weeks ago still are at large and are believed to have joined the gang of desperadoes. A Lima, O., sheriff was killed by the convicte who freed John Dillinger, Indiana public enemy No. 1. F, D, R, CHEERED BY PRICE Cities Protest Federal lor Taxes High Liqtw CHICAGO OLE)—Vigorous protest against proposed high federal taxation of liquor, when legalized, was made Thursday at opening of the national conference of the American Municipal association. If the federal policy of placing high taxes on liquor is carried out, little or no revenue will remain for the cities, which will be forced to carry on the work of regulating sale, Paul V. Betters, executive secretary of the association, said. "If congress takes all the revenue, then let congress do the work and pay for costs involved in regulating liquor," Betters said in an address before delegates from 50 major American cities. \ "To expect the American cities to police and control locally without opportunity for taxing will only lead to a complete breakdown of_ any plan of liquor control," Betters predicted. Other topics to be discussed at the three-day convention included unemployment relief, public works, debts and taxation. Plans Announced for Reorganization of 29 National Banks WASHINGTON OIPV- Approva of reorganization plans for 29 banks in 14 stales, with total deposits of $31.952,000. was announced Thurs day by Comptroller of the Cur rency O'Connor. These institutions may resume business when they meet the terms of their reorganization plans. Approximately 300 other national banks have not yet had their plans approved. Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page six for the answers. 1. Which city pays the largest salary to its mayor? 2. Who Is Ramon Novarro? 3. Where is Lehigh university? 4. On what lake is Cleveland, O.. located? 5- What is Moritz? e - What is the difference between a violin and a fiddle? '• Namo the last 'e«»er of the Greek alphabet. 8. From which university did Herbert Hoover graduate? 9. Wlioro is sing Sing prison? 10 Nn,m; tho largest coal pro- Cueing state la eastern U. S Officials See Success for Gold Program By RICHARD L. GRiDLEY U. P. Financial Correspondent WASHINGTON, (CD — Cheered by the initial success of his program to boost domestic commodity pri«s by fixing a gold price above the world level, President Boose- velt Thursday kep^ under cover next move in his vast plan for a managed currency. By setting a price of 531.36 an ounce Wednesday at which it will buy all newly mined "domestic gold, the government touched off a brisk buying wave in speculative com modities. if sustained, such buying was expected to boost the purchasing power of the agricultural communities. Under the Roosevelt theory commodity prices will rise correspondingly to the rise in the price of gold. The burst of buying in the nation's markets Wednesday led to hopes that this untried experiment might enhance farm prices to levels _ enabling farmers to pay off their mortgages and resume normal purchases, thus sustaining recovery gains in urban centers. The president realized that Wall street and other financial interests would like to have a daily schedule of his moves ia the international game of gold manipulatior and price raising, but he carefully concealed what, in addition to the gold purchases, was contemplated. Announcements, it was s-id, will be made only at the proper time. After hurried dinners, treasury officials worked late Wednesday- night studying tie next move. They also sought to complete the government's gold price machinery in order that immediate government purchases of gold from domestic mines might begin. No gold could be sold to the government Wednesday at the $31.36 rate because there had been no government agency instructed to carry out the transaction. However, it was understood that the government's mints and assav offices, scattered thruout the country soon will be instructed to receive newly mined gold consigned for sale to the government along with their other duties. No change was possible Wednesday in the government's purchases of gold at the old statutory price of $20.67 an ounce because of the burst of speed with which Mr. Roosevelt inaugurated his new policy. MANY ENTRIES IN COMPETITION HERE FOR CORN EMPIRE Good Weather Adds To Success of Celebration Corn entries were being checked in rapidly early Thursday afternoon in the Corn Empire show sponsored by the Ames Daily Tribune-Times, in the vacant store room at 211 Main street. Indications were that a large amount of corn would be on display before evening. The sun beamed brightly during the early part of the day, and the temperature had risen considerably over Wednesday, auguring well for the crowds of visitors expected in the city in the late afternoon for the show and for the sales events of various Ames merchants who are cooperating in the Corn Empire celebration. 75 Prizes Offered About 75 prizes have been contributed by various business houses for the corn show, and for special features in connection with It. There are classes for vegetable's and novelties, including prizes for the tallest man, oldest woman, largest family, youngest child and oldest automobile registered on Thursday. The Iowa State college band under direction of Prof. Oscar Hrtch Hawley was to play a short concert at 4:30 p. m., Thursday at Main street and Kellogg avenue. Entries In the corn show and In the vegetable groups will be judged Friday, the winners to be announced in the Tribune-Times Saturday. The Corn Empire celebration (Continued on Page Seven) Strong Opposition to Strike Develops Among Farmers; 800 Defy Pickets to Escort Livestock to Market; Conference Pleases Reno DES MOINES OLE)—Opposition to the farm strike called by the Farm Holiday association developed Thursday among mldwestern farmers as state and federal officials prepared for a conference to discuss agricultural relief. Eight hundred farmers from southwestern Iowa, led by a sheriff, defied pickets stationed at the Missouri river bridge near Plattsmouth, Neb., and eicorted 50 livestock trucks to market today. Sheriff Demoss of Glen wood, Neb., warned the pickets, who had turned back all livestock shipments previously, that any attempt to interfere with the convoy would result in "serious consequences." The group of farmers expressed confidence in the national administration's ability to solve farm problems if given time, and charged that most of the farm strike pickets were non-farmer's and transients. Farm leaders, Including Milo Reno, president of the Farm Holiday association, endorsed the call of Gov. Clyde L. Herring of Iowa for a conference of representatives of 10 midwestern states to be held here Oct. 30. Governor Herring talked to President Roosevelt and said the president had indicated Henry Morgenthau, jr., governor of the farm credit administration, would attend the conference as Roosevelt's agent. He pointed out that tils Is the first time In the history of the grain belt that a president has officially recognized a farm conference to the extent of sending a representative. The governors invited are those*" from North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota. Several already have indicated their intention of attending, Governor Herring said. Reno said of the conference, "This is a great step In the right direction." It has been contention he said, that picketing and other manifestations of farm unrest could be ended quickly by a heart- to-heart discussion between the governors and Morgenthau on the farm problem. The conference was suggested three weeks ago by Reno who wished to confine discussion to an NRA code for agriculture to guarantee cost of production for farm products and to halt mortgage foreclosures. Meanwhile the strike continued effective only in three states — Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin— with diminished activity on the part of pickets. (Continued on Page Three) T Sues McCormick for Balm 3,000 to Celebrate at Pep Barbecue When 3,000 alumni and students of Iowa State college gather at the east stadium of State Field Friday at 6 o'clock for the annual "pep barbecue," the college's-193" Homecoming will be formally under way. The two-day celebration will reach ts height Saturday afternoon with he Cyclone-Missouri football game. Following the barbecue supper n the stadium the 3,000 guests will given a short entertainment with two former students as chief attractions. "Chuck" Cownie, '26. )f Des Moines, Iowa State's most llustriotis cheerleader, will act as master of ceremonies, and Harlan S. Miller of Des Moines, student here in 1920 who now conducts a well-known newspaper column, will make, a short talk, inging and other Novelty acts, entertainment Indications were that the gov- (Comiuued on Page Two.) Wallace Warns Packers Against Price Reduction WASHINGTON O)—Secretary of Agriculture Wallace warned American meat packers Thursday that if they do anything to jeodardize the corn-hog reduction program there will be a "showdown" between them and the government. Wallace said reports were prevalent in the corn belt "that packers are going to drop the price of hogs 50 cents per hundredweight on November 5, at the time the processing tax >s put on." will be furnished by undergradu- tes. The football game will bring together two evenly-matched teams, oth badly in need of a victory. The game, to start at 2 p. m., Saturday, is priced at $1.50. Two Homecoming dances in Memorial Union. Friday and Saturda- evenings, and dancing in most o" the fraternity and sorority housea will head the social festivities o Homecoming. The campus is being put in festive dress, with card inal and gold street lights and dec orations. Greek-letter houses are also being adorned with specia banners and lighting effects, in competition for prizes offered for the best-decorated houses. Hollis Hilstrom of Callender, is student chairman • of Homecoming There will be no college classes Saturday morning. for 50 Cents in Special Merchandise, Service Offer Sixteen Ames business firms are cooperating in a special bargain event set up as an advertising feature for these business houses, and thru which readers of the Ames Daily Tribune-Times may obtain $25 in value in merchandise or service, for the total sum of 50 cents. Details of the plan are outlined on page 8 of this issue. On that page, Tribune-Times readers will find coupons representing the 16 firms cooperating in the plan. All that is necessary to cash in on the coupons is to bring the page to the Tribune-Times office, pay 50 cents and have the coupons validated by a rubber stamp. * Only stamped coupons will be accepted for items advertised at the business houses listed. Delivery of the item or service thus advertised is guaranteed by the Tribune-Times. There is a time limit within which these coupons may be validated. There also is a quantity limit. Hence, coupons must be paid for and stamped at the Tribune-Times office not later than Nov. 4, and only the first 1,000 pages to be presented will be stamped. A wide variety of merchandise and services fs offered and may be obtained thru use of these coupons. For the women, there are beauty shop services, including finger waves. For the men, automobile battery service, auto grease jobs, tire and motor repairs and kindred items and services are available. Tribune-Times readers who are unable to call at the office may obtain delivery of a stamped page of coupons to their homes by telephoning this office. The 50-cent fee will be collected upon delivery. But there is no charge for the delivery service. "He doesn't answer!" . Just a terse note, instead, ".No marriage Cor me," after 50 ardent letters, wrecked her romance with Harold P. McCormick, Chicago harvester magnate, inset, charges Mrs. Rhoda Tanner Doubleday, above. Praecipe to a $1,500,000 breach of promise suit has been filed by the New York divorcee. Newspaper Editor Faces Great Responsibility in His Selection And Treatment of Daily News ARMS PARLEY ADJOURNS « E ? B y A ' <UP) - The K* neral commission of the world arms conference adjourned Thursday to xnwoi.e again on Dec. 4 in accordance with the resolution of the steering committee. The steering committee meeting fur a short session at Hit; close of the egncral iiulsMlon deciatd to adjourn UD- U Dec. 4, ' DES MIONES (U.E)—Marked cold was expected to strike Iowa Thursday night, dropping temperatures to 20 degrees for the second time this week. Still colder weather was predicted for Friday. Federal Meteorologist Charles D. Reed, forecast 20-degrees for the northwestern section of the state, 28 degrees in the northeastern and southwestern and 35 in the southeast. Probable rain was predicted in the southeast. Temperatures Thursday morning dropped to 36 degrees at Charles City. The maximum Wednesday was 50 degrees at Council Bluffs. Davenport reported .20 inches of rain. Traces of precipitation were reported at Keokuk. Winter weather made an unusually early appearance in northern and midwestern states Thursday. Rapidly dropping temperatures accompanied by sleet and snow were general over a wide area. Duluth, Minn., was blanketed by 12 inches of snow. The cold wave spread southward thru Wisconsin, Mlnne- ida. North Dakota, Michigan and northern Indiana and Illinois. Sleet fell in Chicago. Altho cold weather Is atill predict fd for Iowa (or Thursday night and Friday, there was no indication (Continued oa Pag* Two) (Editor's note: Following is the sixth srticle in a series on the subject "The Newspaper and Its Place In the Community.") The previous article sought to define "news." The job of the newspaper in providing news for everybody was briefly reviewed. In this article will be attempted a short explanation of the treatment of news by the editor. There are a great many times when the treatment given a certain item of news has a direct influence upon public sentiment. The guid- Banks to Close Saturday, 1 P. M. For Homecoming The three Ames banks will close Saturday at 1 p. m. in order that officers and em- ployes may attend the homecoming football game at State field. It is an annual custom for the banks to close for the homecoming football game. ing rule in such cases is the matter of public welfare. A news item may be accorded conservative treatment in its preparation and in its display, for it would be detrimental to the community to over-emphasize it, or "play it up" as news men say. Another news item could be given conservative treatment, and possibly only a small portion of the newspaper's readers would see or read it, and then because of its lack of display or embellishment in preparation, its full import is lost upon the reader. Of Public Importance But such an item might mean much to the community, and should be given the fullest publicity. Hence, the editor, has the story more fully written, more of its details described and better heart- lines prepared. The story is given a position of prominence in the newspaper, and virtually every reader sees it and reads it. It will at once be apparent that the responsibility of the editor is great In this respect, and the editor (Continued on Page Five) Gold Price of Government Is Put Up 18 Cts. WASHINGTON" rtJJD — The federal government Thursday boosted Its gold price 18 cents to ?31.54 an ounce as the next step in its ambitious price lifting program. Daily purchases of gold will be made in accordance with the new policy laid down by President Roosevelt in an effort to strengthen commodity prices. With London cables telling of a 13 cent rise in the world price to $31.06, the United State-s government was forced to make a corresponding increase in its price Thursday to keep well above the world level. The federal government Thursday began offering to buy all newly mined gold in an effort to boost American commodity prices by raising the price of gold. Under the government theory a rise in its buying price of gold should cause a corresponding rise in commodity prices. The IS-cent advance in the government buying rate indicated continuous pressure toward boosting the American level. No actual purchases of gold ha^e been reported under the government's new buying rate as machinery for receiving the metal and tendering the payment in 90-day Reconstruction Finance corporation debentures has not yet been formulated. Contracts for Paving, Bridges, Gravel A total of $655,536.28 in highway contracts was approved Wednesday afternoon by the state highway commission. Paving contracts included in the list and totaling $410,786, were'released for publication Wednesday. Following is the list of contracts awarded for numerous bridges and culverts, graveling and one grading job. The following contracts were Low Prices Cost Iowa Farmers Two Billion Dollars in 12 Years Two speakers from among four just announced will be named to argue for Iowa State college with a team from Cambridge university in England in a debate on the merits of the British system of radio control here Nov. 21. The four selected are E. W. Kinne of Manchester, Wendell Waterman of Ames, Harlan Harrison of Storm Lake, and Oren Bolin of Tipton. Definite choice of the two who will speak will be made Nov. 12. The tryouts '"uesday were judged by prof. Guy S. Greene, head of public speaking; Miss Fredrica V. Shattuck, Prof. K. R. Wallace and awarded for bridges and culverts in 10 counties: Allamakee county: Roads No. 13 and No. 51 south of Waukon, 8 box culverts and 3 pipe culverts, to Waugh and Tackman, Clarksville, ?5,287. Clayton county: Channel improvement along U. S. road No. 18 near McGregor, to E. C. Schroeder, McGregor, $7,453.50. Clinton county: U. S. road No. 55 north of Clinton, 31 box culverts and extensions, and miscellaneous items, to W. T. Kelley, Des Moines, $10,750; same road, 5 concrete pipe culverts and two I-beam bridges, to Clinton Engineering company, Clinton, $15,027. Des Moines county: Road No. 16 west of Burlington ,one I-beam bridge and one reinforced concrete arch, to E. A. Kramme company, incorporated, Des Moiues, $24,878. Dubuque county: Road No. 188 in Wrothington, one I-beam bridge with sidewalk, to Anderson and Lauritsen company, Des Moines, $10,660.20. Franklin county: 4 concrete pipe culverts, on Coulter-Latimer road, to Chris Jensen, Thompson, $610. Linn county: Road No. 149 from Fairfax northeast into Cedar Rapids, two I-beam bridges, 16 box culverts and extensions and 13 concrete pipe culverts, to Perry Jayne and Amos Melberg, Cedar Rapids, $24,838. Plymouth county: Road No. 12 from Akron north, three I-beam bridges and one slab fariJge, to (Continued on Page Two) REPRESENTATIVES OF FIVE STATES AT Confer With Herring Behind Locked Doors DBS MOINES •rttEJ—Seeking * solution to the problem of liquot control after national prohibition, representatives of five states gathered at the council table her* Thursday behind locked doors for discussion of the entire liquor sit- u-.tion. Meeting at the call of Gov. Clyd» L. Herring of Iowa, state official* of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Nebraska sat down to attempt to reach an agreement whereby all the states would hav* similar state statutes on administration, regulation, distribution, revenue and temperance, if and wheA the eighteenth amendment Is res- pealed. The group recognized at the out» set that serious consequence* might arise from broad variation in liquor administration methods in states which border each other. Higher taxes in one state than in another might lead to bootlegging in the other. Less stringent regulations might result in over-hilar- ily at state border lines. Differences In revenue might drive a taxable Income from some states, Temperance Education . The members were all firmly convinced that with the subject of liquor control would also go « broad definition of temperance education. The governor also was expected to present to the gathering an outline for state-operated liquor dispensaries. Following the governor's talk, the first action of the delegates was to be election of a presiding officer and effecttag- of an org»Bc ization for the d*y% Business. Among those expected to appear before Ore? g&theriwg earl; Thursday was Haz?JId "EL' Ward, Chicago, chairman of the Illinois liquor commission. . Commenting on the conference Ward'said: "It is not feasible to expect that we can get each state to adopt uniform legislation for control of liquor but we can reach some kind of an agreement on a law whereby all of, us can have the same tax." Ward also believed that the conference , Thursday might accomplish a gentleman's agreement among states so that "a state might be able to stop within its own border any conniving that would lead to violation of laws in another state." ; Uniformity Possible , He expressed the opinion that «!-•... tho a uniform system of laws would be difficult to achieve he felt that a uniform system of taxation, was entirely possible and very desir-t able. He pointed out that if Iowa -verm to enact a tax of $1.50 on whiskey and Illinois were to place a tax of $1.00 there would be considerable bootlegging from Ulinois into Iowa to beat the higher rate. « "Federal prohibition was a fail* ure and now it is up to the state* to establish their own systems to prevent further bootlegging," h« continued. "If a state like Kansas wants to be dry, Illinois should cooperate to the poi_t that it would be illegal in Illinois to make shipments into Kansas," he explained. Ward headed a delegation of fiva to the conference. With him were RiJph Shaw, Carl Poppenhusen and John P. Harding, all of Chicago, and Arthur Smith, Bloomingtony executive 'secretary of the organization. C. Stone, also speaking staff. of the public Pastor Sues Church Board of Directors SIOUX CITY (U.P)—The Rev Gordon Kent, formerly pastor of th» First Unitarian church here Thursday flkd a $2.730 suit for breach of contract against the church board of directors. He charged directors ousted him without three months notice. The money asked in the suit is compiled on the basis of the remainder due him on a year's salary pins parsonage privilege. Evidence that the farmer's complaint against unequal economic conditions in the last decade hasn't jeen mere talk was presented here Thursday when R. K. Bliss, director of the extension service at Iowa State college, talked before field agents and specialists attending their annual conference. Between 1921 and 1933 Iowa 'armers received nearly 2 billion dollars less for their products than would have been the case had 'arm commodity prices remained as high In relation to pre-war price lf>vfl? ns did prices of non- ffrleuHiiral products, Mr, Bllaa aid. The actual figure he gave wag 11,352,000,000. < "This figure, worked out by col' lege economists, shows clearly the need of a program which will restore the purchasing power of the farmer's dollar," he told the con ference. "Restoring that purchasing power is the aim of the programs now being put, into effect by the AAA—among them the corn-hog progiam to be made effective in Iowa this winter." Prices of non-agricultural products, he said, lid not i^rop as far below the 1910-1914 levels AS those of farm producis. "in other words" Mr. Bliss went on, "Iowa farmers have taken all the drops in prlce« what other industries suffered In (Continued, oa Page Fire) LONG BEACH. Calif.. "assistant purser" of the steel yacht Samona II, former President Herbert Hoover sailed southward Thursday In quest of swordflsh. He was so registered on ship's papers when he left here with ft Party of friends, Including his former secretary of agriculture, Arthur M. Hyde. H>ne too was listed is "assistant purser." Purser was WiJlcrs j. Hole, Lou Angeiec, financier and owner of the yacht. The yacht wil) ancho- off tho tip of lower California, ROME OLE) — Two thousand simultaneous weddings in the Rome district at dawn Saturday will mark the her/inning of a gala celebration of the eleventh anniversary of the fascist march on Rome and the beginning of th& 12th fascist ypar. The weddin? are to symbolize Premier Benito Mussolini's campaign for more children. In Rome proper, 550 couples will marry, and others in the district will be grouped at s*l*ctpd spots. On Monday the newly wodded fouples will assemble at th«> Royil Basilica of St. Mary to attend a nuptial mass. They will parade tho city between lines of fascist youth organizations of both «*>*<»$. Finally they will gather at the head- fli'ftrtera of the "dopo lavorn" (spare Jlmo) organization to bo Kreetrti by the premiered reciv-<' wedding gUta. AUNTLINDY SAYS- With some "flying off the handle" is merely part of the day's work while with others it is considered an avoidable accident.

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