Sign Up With NRA Uo your duty. Y<MT help to "«xte<f A'OW. IflUJoM of «M« •ad »oiue» «My Muter tfete wi»- »*' » you Ames Dail Tribune STORY COUNTY'S DAILY Cloudy, nla i» «Mt portion* Wetoewdiiy prvb«Uy TfcwxUy colder. VOLUME LXVTJ Official Am** and Story County Paper , IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1933. Preaa Wir« Service KO. 104 GOVERNORS CARRY FARM PLEA TO F.R. 0.0, P, BREAKS SILENCE TO HIT AT ROOSEVELT Claims President Has Repudiated His Platform WASHINGTON,.<OE) — The republican national committee has broken its long silence to charge President Roosevelt with repudiating campaign pledges. In a booklet prepared for use by republican party workers, the national committee asserts that Mr. Roosevelt has broken away from sound money and embraced the rubber dollar; failed to reduce the cost of government 25 per cent or to balance the budget; failed to ex- pedlate public works; engaged the government in transactions in far;-i commodities that failed to restore price parity lor agriculture; failed to lower the tariff; subsidized exports; taxe^ food and clothing; left bank deposits tied up lor months; urged unsafe banking to bolster NRA; weakened anti-trust laws, and taken government into the field of private business in a large scale. In each instance, the republican committee cites democratic platform planks or earlier utterances by Mr. Roosevelt which it regards as pledges violated by subsequent action. "Under the national industrial recovery act," the committee says, "the government has not only invaded the field of private enterprise, but it has taken over the control of every private enterprise, siting up machinery whereby with the authority of the law, it fixes wages, hours of labor, conditions of employment, output, distribution and prices, as well as trade practices. In addition, it sets up a board in which is has the controlling power to manage every private business in the United States thru the instrumentality of codes." This break in the political truce under which Mr. Roosevelt launched" his recovery program was viewed in "Washington as "a significant political edevlopment, opening the way for the congressional campaign next year when the country will have its first opportunity to pass judgment by the ballot upon whaf is being done. The republican booklet is dated October 10 but was given general publicity only Tuesday. It leads off with a roundup of Mr. Roosevelt's sound money <Je- clartions and cites as contrasting actions, the president's alleged sponsorship of the Thomas Inflation amendment, the gold anti- hoarding order, abandonment of the gold payment clause in government bonds and contracts, and refusal to stabilize currency internationally. "He went off on a tangent about a currency based upon a "commodity dollar,'' the national committee statement adds. His message to the London economic conference, it says, "both because of its contents and Its inpertinence, wrecked the conference.", Administration claims that expenses have been reduced 1,000,000,000 are "wholly fictitious" the committee says. Savings credited to the army, navy and postoffice 'Chute Jumping Is Made Safe A device that gives Soviet flying students the practice needed for parachute jumpi ;, without the risk of the actual leap from a plane, is shown pupil making his here, with descent, in a Moscow park. The parachute is suspended, open, at 30 feet, a height where it ordinarily would not. open, and then released by the device when the student is ready for the drop. Curtain Falls are described as "purely imaginary." Describing the new agencies set up, the committee says: "Instead of this administration reducing the bureaucracy of which (Continued on Page Two.) Omaha Land Bank Speeds Up Loans to Iowa Fanners OMAHA OLE)—-Pushing aggressively forward its farm loans after sharp criticism by state officials and farmers of its loan policies, the Omaha Federal Land bank granted 499 loans to Iowa fanners totaling $2,697,000 and 143 commissioners- loans totaling $311,500 as the month of October ended. The land bank established a rec ord for the month just ended in the eighth district; of which Iowa is a part, by granting a'total of 15,300,000 in loans in Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming .The work was not completed until midnight Tuesday night Death parted the most famous Romeo. and Juliet of the American stage when E. H. Sothern, considered the foremost Shakespearian actor in the country, succumbed in New York to pneumonia at the age of 73. With him, when he died was his wife, Julia Marlowe, whose name has been coupled with his in the nation's stage history. This picture of Sothern was taken 24 days before his death. If. C, LINKED WITH STOCK MART POOL Pecora Continues His Quiz Into Wiggin Transactions WASHINGTON flJJB) — A $10,000,000 railroad securities syndi cate of which Harvey C. Couch now" a director of the Reconstruc tion Finance corporation, was join manager shared the attention o senate stock market investigator; Wednesday with Albert H. Wig gin's profitable private corpora tions. Couch's syndicate was in Sea board Airline, now in receivership It was organized Jan. 29, 1930, before Couch was appointed to the R. F. C. board. The Arkansas banker and form er director of the Chase bank twice previously has figured in 'b senate investigation. He was on J P. Morgan and co., bargain sto.k lists and the Dillon, Read and co. inquiry showed Couch borrowed $300,000 from that firm Jan. 16 1928 and still owed $150,000 so far as the record showed up to Dec. 31 193L Ferdinand Pecora, committee counsel, said he would return Wed nesday to Wiggin's short sales of Chase bank stock. The investigator wants to know how much Wiggin made by jumping the gun 37 days ahead of the October 1929 market crash. Wiggin began selling his own bank stock short on Sept 19, 1929. By Dec. 2, he was short 42,506 shares. He borrowed $6,588,430 from the bank to protect his short position. Wiggin told Pecora the short transactions were profitable but has not revealed the sum involved. Couch appeared in the evidence as a joint manager with C. S. McCain, chairman of the Chase bank directors, and with Dillon Read and CO., in the Seaboard Airline account. The Chase- bank loaned 52,795,000 of the $10,000,000 trading fund to the syndicate operators Couch's participation was jusi short of $1,000,000. "Mr. Couch will be given the pri vilege of the witness stand if he desires to appear," Pecora told questioners. Wiggin's income tax corporations drew the lawyer's fire. "I think it is highly unethical,' Pecora said, "for great bankers to take advantage of loopholes in the law to evade paying taxes to the government which protect them." Test Your Knowledge Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page five for the answers. 1. What three American cities are the largest in area? 2. Where is England's unknown soldier buried? 3. What is the unit of currency in Belgium? 4. Who was Avidius Cassius? 5. Where is the town of West New York? ^B.What was the Peace of West- Walia? '• What is "lampblack?" s. Name tha capital of Hawaiian Islands. »f Vnt V U h 4 -' m0<Jern definiti ° n D^tSX!" thc real "™ e of the Litvinoff Sails For America on Luxurious Liner CHERBOURG, France (HE) — I'axim Litvinoff, Russian foreign minister, was to sail in the imperial suite of the luxurious Cunard liner Berengaria at 4 p. m. Wednesday (11 a. m. EST) to. negotiate for American diplomatic recognition with President Roosevelt. Almost up to the minute of departure Litvinoff asked that the name of his. liner be withheld. To surprised comments that a proletarian diplomat should sail in a royal suite, it was said that he was a last-minute passenger and only the imperial suite was available. The dapper, confident Russian foreign minister will have two bedrooms, a breakfast room, a salon and a private veranda for himself, his secretary, Divilkovsky and Constantine Umansky, chief of the soviet foreign office press bureau. Litvinoff may arrive in Washington coincident with the anniversary of the Petrograd revolution of Nov. 7, 1917, that swept the bolsheviks to power and led to a break with the United States that has endured torney of Ames, was elected f °Be f oreh?left Paris, Litvinoff ex- president of the Ames Democrat- Hirschberg Is Elected Pres. Of Democrats Marion Hirschberg, young at- ic club, the preliminary organization of which was effected at a meeting held in the city hall, Tuesday night. John W. Prather was elected vice president; Mrs. Sam Harter, secretary, and Fred M. Klein, treasurer. The president was instructed to name a committee ot five' to prepare a constitution and bylaws for the club, and to present a report at a meeting to be called by the president within the next two weeks. At that time the club organization is to be completed. About 50 persons were present at the meeting to hear Gibson C. Holliday of Des Moines, describe the organization and activities of the Young Democratic clubs of America. The Ames club will be open o all democrats of the city and o any others interested in the vork of the democratic party. —— i — , ^. COLLECTS'FORTUNE SIOUX CITY OJ.E) —A sizeable orlnne amassed by collectors of ontributions to the Drake estate o finance Oscar M. Kartell's 13- r.r residence In KnRland unfolded Wednesday in federal court. pressed confidence that one week of negotiations would suffice to effect restoration of full diplomatic and trade relations. Japan Denies Any Intent to War on Russia TOKIO, (DIE)—Agg/cssive litti* Sadao Araki, Japanese minister 9* war, Wednesday informed the world that his nation had no intention of "waging war" on Soviet Russia. "I hope all misunderstandings on this score will be removed completely," the leading militarist of the island empire said. Preparedness, he intimated, compels Japan to build its army to parity with Russia and its navy to approximate the United States naval strength. It was recalled that in its annual navy maneuvers Japanese warships defended the Island from an enemy supposedly attacking from the direction of the United States and in the ^rmy gamee from an enemy seeking to land from the side near Russia. i'CALL MAY PRECIPITATE I EDUCATION WEEK PLANS 'PROGRESS Teachers Notified of Programs Principals and teachers In all Ames public schools received bulletins from the office of Superintendent M. G. Davis Wednesday morning, outlining the program in the schools for American Education week observance next week. Teachers and the general public have been invited to attend the meeting of the Ames Forum Wednesday night in the high school auditorium when Superintendent J. W. Studebaker of the Des Mojn- es public schools will discuss the Beatty-Bennett tax bill and its effect upon Iowa's public school system. Thruout next week, at the convenience of local schools and the local Parent-Teacher associations, there will be visitations by parents at school in all elementary grades and at Welch junJor~fiigh school. Theso are being planned thru the Ames parent-Teacher council, of which Prof. E. R. Henson is president. High School Niflht The senior high and Central junior high schools wi'l hold a visitation night for parents on Wednesday next week. Contrary to a previous published statement that students also would attend, the night is for parents alone, and only students having special duties will be. at school during the evening. Program for the senior high school, to be known as "Back to School Night," -was announced Wednesday by Ray Donels, boys advisor and member of the publicity committee for the event. John Harms is chairman of this committee, a.third member being Phil Norman, president of the student council. Parents of all high school students will receive special invitations. They will gather in the high school auditorium for an opening assembly at 7:30 p. m. As they enter, they will receive class schedules of their own sons and daughters. Parents Attend Classes Following this opening assembly when the program for the evening will be explained, parents will at- iend 15- minute class periods in ihe same rotation as their children go to class each day. Teachers will explain their courses and will answer questions from parents on the work. < Following the third class period, there will be what is known at (Continued on Page Three) New Statement Roosevelt Is Expected WASHINGTON 'U.B> — First payment in the government's $102,000,000 wheat adjustment program went to 485 farmers Wednesday in Monona county, la. They received $52,147.60, which is 70 per cent of their total payments. WASHINGTON OLE) — The arrival here Wednesday night of four governors to plead with President Roosevelt for immediate currency inflation and other measures demanded by middlewestern farmers convinced observers Wednesday that a new statement of the administration's monetary policy would not be delayed much longer. The delegation of governors will be the second that has come to Washington from " agricultural areas demanding inflation. President Roosevelt placated the first delegation, which was from the south, by extending loans of 10 cents a pound on cotton, in effect pegging the price at that level, which was ( above the market. This was regarded as an inflationary move. Ke has adopted various measures in efforts to forestall revival of similar inflation demands from the farm sector, including the extension to corn growers of loan plan on a basis of 50 ; cents a bushel. Also first payments to wheat growers who agree to reduce their acreage have been speeded up, and the mail Wednesday carried $52,147.60 in checks to farmers in the home state of Milo Reno, leader of the farm strike. The administration's refusal to reveal its monetary plans hitherto was regarded ES a studied attempt to a^oid an inflation fight at this stage' of the "recovery '--effort}, but the departure for Washington of the farm state governors indicated the matter would be brot out into the open. Administration critics contend the president has been endeavoring to ride two horses on the .money (Continued on Page Eight) ] Famed Women Open Fund Drive Urges Immediate Soviet-U. S. Pact NEW YORK (KE)—The American oundation's committee on Russian- American relations Wednesday re- orted in favor of immediate re- ognition of the soviet government y the United States. The committee said non-recogni- ion was a costly curb on American rade with Russia and declared it ould find not one objection to immediate recognition. Features for Women Among Most Important Newspaper Provides for Its Subscribers (Editor's Note: This is the tenth article in a series on "The Newspaper and its Place In the Community.") Providing reading malarial and general news of particular interest to women readers of the daily newspaper is one of the very important tasks resting upon the shoulders of the editorial department. Every newspaper, large or small, spends a great deal of effort in the preparation and presentation of material for women. The extent to which moat newspapers provide special features, such as pattern services, recipes, feature articles on styles, rooking, hoiiflekp.epinR, cure of children, family health, and a host ot otlu'i- subjects is depend- ent chiefly upon how much money the individual paper feels it can afford to spend for such features. Some •non;mf& sections go extensively toward stories about women, prominent society women in large cities, motion picture actresses, etc. These usually provide interesting reading for all women. Practical Features The Ames Daily Tribune-Times has several practical features designed especially for women. There is a dally fashion number prepared by Julia, Boyd thru a New York newspaper fashion service; a daily menu and food story entitled "Sister Mary's Kitchen," nn N. E. A. feature; Mrs. E. p. Robinson's Farm Comment and mcnuH; the daily Installment of .(Continued on Pago Three), 50 Are Drawn For Service on November Jury NEVADA—The names of 50 Story county residents, including 19 from Ames, have been drawn for trial jury duty during the November term of Story county district court, which opens here Monday, November 20, with Judge Sherwood A. Clock of Hampton on the bench. The term will be of four weeks' duration. Of the fifty drawn for jury duty, 34 are men and 16 are women. The complete list of names follows: Clifford Anderson, T. T. Cody, R. H. Daley, Mrs. E. G. Dannatt, W. E. Deal, Mrs. W. H. Gernes, Ed L. Grimes, Flo Harter, Mrs. Orrin H. Johnson, William F. Lawson, D. B. McClure, H. P. McNeil, W. L. Oliver, J. L. Osborn, Mrs. J. W. Ownby, B. W. Pease. Chauncy Riley, Charles Stein and George Watson, all of Ames; William Cerka, Ernie Nearing, N. H. Norton, C. W. Rankin and Roy Vinsel of Zearing; C. J. Chaffin, Hazel Dickey, Ralph Hakes, Hazel Hougsted, Vern Quam and S. J. Stevenson of Nevada; M. F. Cronk, Mrs. George Edwards and Mrs. Charles Howard of Cambridge; T. E. Fitzgerald, Mrs. William Handsaker and R. M. Thornton of Colo; A. T. Fjelland and Charles Reinertson of Huxley; Miss Emilia Gandrup, Mrs. Osmund Holland, A. S. Jacobsen, Mrs. Lizzie Jacobsen, Julius Knudtson, J. M. Severeid and Henry West of Story City; L. H. Halvorson of Slater, Mrs. C. Elmer Hanson of Roland, Jennie Kirk and Virgil Swarms of Maxwell, and Chester Vilmont of Gilbert. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, in Chicago to open the 1933 mobilization for human needs campaign, here listens with interest to the plea by Miss Jane Addams of Hull House, long a leader in social welfare work, for suc-eess of the drive. Women of the country were asked by the first lady to play a prominent part in the rebuilding campaign. RECORD WEATHER October Dry Month at Ames DES MOINES <UJ2) — Normal November weather, with minimum temperatures of from 36 to 40 degrees will come to Iowa by Thursday night, Federal Meteorologist Charles D. Reed. - reported Wednesday. '"""' One of the warmest first days of November was on record Wednesday with sunny skies and near 80-degree temperatures prevailing. However, Reed expected colder weather by Wednesday night with near freezing by Wednesday. Rain was expected Wednesday night in eastern and southern portions of the state. Keokuk report-,i an 80-degree temperature Tuesday and the minimum early Wednesday was 56 degrees at Charles City. Mercury Near Normal in Oct. October -was a dry month, but the temperature for the month was very close to the normal for this part of Iowa, according to records of the Iowa State college agronomy farm weather station. Rainfall month at New Bridge in III. Collapses, Man Is Killed MANLIUS, 111. OLE)—The newly completed Green river steel bridge crashed into the river Wednesday, carrying one man to his death and seriously injuring .four others. The man killed was John Stuckart, 26, of Jerseyville, 111. The bridge, nearly 50 feet long, was completed : . except for some planking. Six , men were working.'on the bridge when the, accident occurred. SECRECY recorded during the the farm was 1.49 inches, or 1.12 inches below the normal month. precipitation for the The mean average temperature as computed from records at the municipal light plant was 52.08 degrees, or .38. degrees above the normal of 51.70 degrees. 17 Clear Days There were 17 clear days, five? cloudy and nine partly cloudy days recorded during October. .It was on the whole a delightful autumn month. The coldest day was the 26th, when the mercury fell _to 25 degrees and rose only to 47 for the day's maximum. The warmest days were the last two, when the maximum temperature recorded at the light plant was 81 degrees. On only (Continued on Page Two) Rumors Hint at Plan for State Stores DES MOINES <CE)—Speculation was going the usual rounds Wednesday concerning just exactly what is contained in the report of Gov. Clyde L. Herring's.liquor commission and as usual nobody knew much about it. The liquor control measure drafted by the commission after six weeks study of all available plans suggested or tried out by various states-and nations will be submitted to the special session of the legislature when it convenes Nov. 6. WILL URGE PRICE INFLATION PLAN Propose Easier Loans and NRA Code for Farmers DES MOINES OJ.E) — Four midr western governors sped toward Washington Wednesday to plead with President Roosevelt for immediate adoption of a farm relief program to include currency infUt- tion and pegging of farm prices. 3 The governors, representing views of the agricultural middle- west, are Alfred G. Schmedeman ot Wisconsin, Floyd B. Olson of Mini, nesota, Clyde I?. Herring of low* and William Langer of North Da* kota. - ; The program which the goveiy nors will present to the president By United Press While four governors sped eastward to confer with President Roosevelt on farm relief, the farm strike continued unabated in Wisconsin in spite of a general holiday as- . sociation order halting picketing. ' ' Ten cans of milk were dumped at Elkhorn, Wis., and at Milwaukee, the Wisconsin milk pool continued its embargo begun 24 hours ago, with pickets policing highways. There were. no signs of activity elsewhere in the midwest, Governor Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska Wednesday urged all residents not to bid at tax sales scheduled thruout the state next Monday but said he had no authority to halt the sales. He .suggested the sales couW.. be postponed 60 days if there were no bidders. Hawkeye Athletic Head Would Curb Drinking at Games IOWA CITY, ME)—Clarence Up- degrass, chairman of the athletic board, Wednesday announced that a request for state agents to be sent to Iowa City to curb the sale of intoxicating liquor during University of Iowa Dad'-, day festivities Friday and Saturday will be made to the attorney general. The university, Updegrass declared, will also ask Iowa City police and the Johnson county sheriff to enlist additional officers and deputies to stop the flow of liquor. "We sincerely hope," ho salt!, "that the Dad's dny celebration will not be a rcpctllion of Homecoming," •* Send-the-Band- to-Iowa Fund Is Above #25 The off-campus fund for sending the Iowa State college band to Iowa City Saturday jumped past the $26 mark on Wednesday morning when employes of the highway commission subscribed $10. Members of the Cardinal Guild were conducting a canvass of students and faculty and it was expected that the fund would be completed on Thursday afternoon. Nearly $100 are needed. Contributions may be left at the Tribune-Times office. It is proposed to take the band to Iowa City in private ears. Drivers of cars will be given tickets to the game in addition to $1 for ench band member carried. Persons having space In their ears should notify Frof. Oawir Hatch Hawley, director of the bnnd. It has been pretty well conceded for a month that the liquor commission would accept as the fundamental basis for its recommendations the program submitted by the Iowa repeal for prosperity committee at an open hearing held by the commission, but how the liquor will be distributed if and when repeal comes, is the subject over which there probably will be considerable legislative debate before anything concrete is done. According to the run of back- fance talk, Governor Herring's original idea for a state monopoly on sales administered thru a liquor commission will be recommended to the legislature. Some of Iowa's wisest legal minds, however, contend that such a law, if passed, would be unconstitutional. The commission gets around that point by advising that if a fight on constitutionality is in the wind, it probably would be best to clamp a rigid control on private liquor businesses and le,t them do their own financing. The state would take all profits of more than six per cent and lay down hard and fast rules under which liquor could be sold and consumed. This would accomplish the original purpose of the liquor commission without running aground on the unconstitutionality shoals. Iowa Gets $40,400 For Public Works WASHINGTON (U.E) — Public Works Administrator Ickes announced Wednesday that $4.179,283 had been allotted 38 non-federal projects in 22 states. Iowa was allotted $40,400. The allotments included: Cass county, grant, courthouse $32,000; Cass county, grant, roads, ?5,000; Des Moincs, grant, streets, $3,400. Thursday was drawn at a conference of governors of five states, officials of four others, farm cooperative heads and a representative of the agricultural administration here this week. Eesolutions adopted at the con* ference "commended President Roosevelt for his earnest efforts'' in behalf of farmers and recognlz* ed "the progress which he ha* thus far made." Proposals criticizing the federal administration wer«f voted down. Will Ask Farm NRA f In addition to currency inflations and the pegging of prices on farm; products at cost of production/the : committee was prepared tourgei adoption of an r NRA code for agri* culture, inflation and price peg* ging were described as temporary; measures pending placing of thtf code into effect. The resolution proposing infla* tion urged "the president exercis* the grant of power given him by; congress urfder the monetary section of the agricultural adjustment act to inflate the currency under; proper safeguards and control." The'committee was instructed t<* recommend less stringent regulations be placed on loans to farm* ers, that, interest rates on. all fed-' eral loans to farmers be reduced and that a farm debt conciliation committee be appointed to administer these functions. The proposal for an NRA code, main theme of the conference report, stipulated the code should apply only to "actual farmers" and be administered by men "of the farmers' own choosing." Would Store Surpluses It was suggested the code regulate marketing of raw food products "so as to encourage ultimate ownership and control of the market for farm products by cooperative organieations of producers and eliminate the speculative sale of farm commodities." It would pro- CContinued on Page Eight) AUNTLINDY SAYS- Pres. Hughes Will Talk at Grmnell Raymond M. Hughes, president of Iowa State college, will speak Thursday before a meeting of the Iowa College Presidents association at Grinnell on "The Relationship IVtween State ami Independent College*;' Some lonely man probably invented the singing- tea kettle so there'd be something in the kitchen for company while he cooked.
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