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   Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - August 21, 1932, Waterloo, Iowa                             ALL THE NEWS FOR ALL THE FAMILY FIRST WITH THE NEWS THE WEATHER IOWA: Centrally lair and warmer Sunday; Mon- day partly cloudy, followed by showers and coowr in northwest portion: euaiet Sunday aonrlM Monday sunset ESTABLISHED 185H WATERLOO, IOWA, SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, EIGHTEEN FACES PRICE SEVEN CENTS j ROOSEVELT HAS 9 REMEDIES IDLE IN IHH HIIES TO TIKE UP In to New Farms Have Been Set Up Since'Jan. 1. HALF-DOZEN SOUTHWEST STATES REPORT MOVE Unemployed Going Back to Land, Lured by: Vision of Square Meals. No Secrecy Kansas City, of unemployed' are going, back to farms in the southwest. Turning away from the cities where 'they have lound -unemploy- ment and disappointment, men .and women have succumbed to the, lure of three square meals a day and a roof. The story- of this return to the land was told Saturday .to the United. Press by officials of 'half a dozen states in terms' of: cold statistics- statistics which did, not, however, conceal the' human story. No land, these men is too, to 'claim attention: of the new pioneers, for .many of. them are just, that, half-starved, seeking a new start in a new land. The meager homestead land left in the territory has been taken, the state. lands not under lease have been occupied by squatters, large farms have been split as members of the family who left the (farm in more prosperous years have come home. Establish Mew Farms. Today, hardly an acre: of tillable land is- and still tne trek In Arkansas, Henry .as- sistant in1 the bureau of ricultural -'-reported that a survey showed from to 10.000 new farms had been: established since Jan. many of them being subdivisions of. larger tracts. Ar- kansas is' one of the few states in which any. considerable amount of homestead land is available. J. E. McDonald, .Texas agricultural commissioner, is furthering the move- ment in .his state, -pointing out that .modern machinery.' may 'make em- ployment scarce in the cities lor years to come. In Nebraska rent land was in high demand, according to A. E. An- derson, state and federal crop sta- tistician, '.who said crop observers' reports, indicated :a large number of town dwellers .already have returned to the soil. Squatters Occupy Land. Oklahoma has acres of land under the' state school, land department, and hardly an acre of it. according to A. L. Beckett, chair- man of the commission in charge, is unused. "We had more than acres in unoccupied'farm land in 1930, Beck- ett said... "The little we have this year which is not under lease' is in most cases occupied by squatters who have left the .cities." Robert W. Brown, president of the Missouri Farm Bureau federa- tion, reported that in this state "there is. undoubtedly a' trend toward the country." An organization of bankers, agricul- tural college heads, and mothers inter- ested has been formed in Kansas City with the idea of fostering the movement, and is reported planning a strong campaign, thru to brinjj it to the attention of the people. New Farms in Kansas. Kansas has had its share of .the new pioneers. '.Thousands of new farms are reported in the state. There was, however, little untenanted land there at any time, and most of the thousands settling there are members of established farm fam- iCcmtlnued on page two. column two) Will Rogers Finds Notifiers Finally Got to Curtis Ml-C. Santa Barbara., noti- fication committee that has been around notifying everybody that something has happened to 'cm, well they finally caught up with my old "Injun" friend, Charley Curtis, and they warned him that there was a possibility that he would have to listen to four more years of the same speeches thai he had heard for the last four. Mr. Curtis kinder stalled a Ford right in the middle of the road on prohibition. That is going io bring up a kind of curious situa- tion, as he is the only presi- dential, or vice presidential candi- date that is dry. So the clrj's have finally got somebody   mild and mrllow. icartu them (advertisement) Sailor Adrift in Disabled Boat for Months Is Rescued San Luis Obispo, After drifting four and one-half months in a 37-fool disabled boat, Capt. P. A. Rlggs, from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, was res- cued Saturday off Point Buchon. Missing since April 28 and without food for three days, Captain Rlggs was picked up in a dillrious condition by a tug- boat. Rescuers said Rlggs was in a serious condition from exposure and hunger. He could give only incoherently the talc of his aimless drifting In the' rudder- less, salllnss yloop since he sailed from Dutch Harbor April 28 for a nearby port. South Dakota Aids Farm Strike Mrs: McCormick in Sinking Spell "May Survive Physi- cian Reports; Patient Rallies After Collapse. Edith Rockefeller McCormick rallied late Saturday night after a sinking spell that brought her to the brink of death. p. m. her special nurse, Mrs. Florence L. Everett, appeared outside the -sickroom .where the daughter of John D. Rockefeller lies and announced that her patient was "sinking rapidly." Had Severe Collapse. Fifteen minuses the physician in charge issued the following bulle- tin: "The patient had a severe collapse between and p. m. She ral- lied and her condition now is the same as it was earlier in the day." The doctor said he and his asso- ciates worked over Mrs. McCormick for an hour while the whole family watched. Pain Is Abated. "She remained conscious the en- tire he said, "and was in se- vere pain. We did not administer oxygen but used the usual stimu- lants. It was a very severe relapse ac'companied by chills but I now think the patient will survive the night." The physician said the pain had abated. He predicted that death would come gently and that Mrs. McCormick would drift painlessly into the beyond.. Woman Killed in Lake Shore Wreck Kenosha, unidenti- fied woman was killed and some 50 passengers were injured Saturday when a Milwaukee-bound electric train from Chicago on the Chicago, North Shore Milwaukee line was derailed and wrecked at the Tobin road crossing near here. All the cars left the rails. The last car, in which the woman who was killed was riding, was thrown 30 yards into a ditch. The injured were taken to Kenosha hospitals. Spread of the midwest fann- ers' strike to force price in- creases brought South Dakota and Nebraska farmers to the aid of lowans in the blockade if'hich halted shipments ol milk, dairy products, livestock and produce to Sioux City, la. Above is a. group .of South Dakota strike recruits with spiked planks and wire caliles with which thny halted produce trucks en route to Sioux City at the; South Da- kota-Iowa boundary. At the left is Sheriff John A. Davenport of Sioux City, whose'. offer of deputies to escort the trucks thru picket lines failed to break the embargo, Des farm strike, which'.-began .in Iowa.Aug. 8, may conlinue in- stead' of 30 days, the. leader of the movement said Saturday. Milo' Reno, president, of "the National Farm Holiday- associa- tonv emphasized in an 'interview with the United Press that the strike has as its goal .cost 'Of production prices for farm prod- ucts, and will continue untirthat. goal has- been achieved or until the leaders are convinced it can- not be reached. Reno believes the strike has aroused farmers as, no other movement has. "It .is a finish fight he said. "The, farmers must win the battle. or become peasant Society owes the .farm- er a reasonable profit on .his and he is going out and get it." Thus far Iowa is the only state in which the holiday move- ment, has been started officially, but Reno believed South Dakota soon would follow suit. Mrs. Thaden and Mrs. Mar- salis Wind Up Week Going 'Round and 'Round. BREAK OLD REFUELING RECORD FOR WOMEN Break Other Records Also and People Beneath Claiming Some Record, Valley-Stream, L. I., N. Two have been up in the air for .six days and show no signs of coming down. Skeptics will say that this does not constitute a record. But Mrs. Thaden of Baltimore, and Mrs. Marsalis of St. Louis, who went up: together, have in fact set a world's record. In a large airplane which. has been, coyly .described as "The Flying these "intrepid women have flown over Valley Stream, L. for 150 consecutive hours to a new woman's world refueling endurance record. Not-only that: Mrs. Louise Thaden is the, first .mother, of a two-year-old baby ever to .fly 150 consecutive hours in the air. And, relentlessly, dauntlessly, she and Frances Marsalis were Saturday night still flying. Others Also Claim Record. This makes a, third record.. For a record for endurance has also. been, claimed, by groundling, persons who ive near the airport over which the 'lady birds" circle incessantly. It appears that nonstop fliers, .according to the rules'of the game, must-con- tinue to fly all. night, even after the reporters have. gone home. Thus over- humble rooftops, where to the dauntless -plane 'on and on thru the night, around- and And nonstop, fliers must fly at 2, 3 and even 5 a. No records have the .two husbands .concerned, altho Mr.i.Marsalis 'came on 'from St.. Louis and tried.-to talk to his wife by wireless, telephone. It is said..that the effort was not :as the wireless was not working well that day. Then he went back to St. Louis for business reasons. Technique Is Simple. The. technique endurance refuel- ing flights.is simple.. You..go. up in Every so. often your crowds of friends ;and admirers, come along in, another airplane, drop a.hose; line and pump more, gasoline down you. You write quaint things on black- boards and, hold them up for the photographers and news ...reel men in the nearby plane. You drop notes, too. Your -collaborators -send clean laundry up to' arid, powder, and lipsticks. National advertising agencies, make you propositions: Tomato. juice, ba- nanas, hot. 'coffee and spare parts are lowered to you'in'.buckets. At 8 p. m. Saturday "The' Flying Kitchenette" had-been up in the air for 150 hours, which is. 27 hours longer than Misses'Bobby Trout and Edna 'May Cooper stayed up at Los Angeles last year. Unusual Heat Wave Drives Women in Mayfair to Scant Costume. shoppers ap- peared in the fashionable Mayfair district attired in bathing suits and beach pajamas Saturday in England's worst heat wave in more than 20 years. Residents of London, unaccustomed to blistering temperatures, flocked to the seaside in unprecedented num- bers. Trains and excursion boats were loaded to capacity. A total of 25 known dead was re- ported from the heat, while there were hundreds of prostrations. The temperature reached 99 degrees Fri- day, close to the all-time record at Greenwich observatory. It had fallen to 87 Saturday, which was still almost unparalleled heat for London, but the forecast was for cooler weather Sunday. The heat was the worst since 1911. GETS ARMY CONTRACT. Panama City, The Winston Bros., of Minneapolis, have been awarded a con- tract for "the construction of a new armv area at Fort Clayton. Bright Spots in Business 1 Health Picture Maudie Lee Bradshaw of Han- nibal, .Mo., Was adjudged .the .healthiest 4-H club-girl in-Mis- a', cent. (Associated Press Photo.) Pilot and School Teacher Lose -When" P-lane-fails- to Leave Ground. Portland, pilot and a young Portland school teacher were burned to death at Stroudwater air- port here Saturday afternoon when a biplane, crashed and burst into flames in an attempted takeoff. The dead are George McLellan, 24, transport pilot attached to Portland municipal airport at Scarborough, and Mrs. Grace West, 20, a teacher at the Peary school in Portland, McLellan and 'Mrs. West, mother of a daughter, attempted to take ofl in a Gypsy Moth open cockpit plane. The ship failed to gain altitude. After skimming tall -grass on -the outskirts of. the field it finally plunged to earth and burst into flames. Strapped in their seats, McLellan and' Mrs. West, were un- able to extricate themselves. Would Curb Speculation antj Control Public Sale of j Securities. AIMS 4-POINT ATTACK j AT HOOVER'S REGIME Claims President Encouraged Boom and Blamed World Conditions. WATERLOO AUTO TOLL SINCE JANUARY 1, 1932 Number of accidents 4R2 Number Inlnred Numhpr killed 2 is YOUR m flt? Are YOU Boy Aerialist in Kid Circus Makes Three Bad Breaks Madison, Daring aerialists somersaulted thru the air and caught a- swinging trap- eze high up in the big top of a circus hcic Friday night. Boys and girls of Briar Hill staged their own circus here Saturday. "Watch Gervais Showen, 15, shouted to his companions. Leaning from the. limb of a tree, he caught at a rope swung toward him. Back he swung on but the rops broke. Gcr- vals fell. At the hospital they said he suffered fractures of thf skull, arm and shoulder. I By the United Prrssl New new low record in bank closings was established this week, with only 16 sus- pensions, the "American Banker" reported Saturday. believe there )s a definite indication that this country is on the of busi- ness A. Vander- zee, general sales manager of Dodge Brothers corporation, said. New for general business is much brighter now than at anytime since the be- ffinning of the R. A. C. Smith, chairman of the White Rock Mineral Springs company, said on leavin; for Europe. Saglnaw, Kobcrt Gasc company's No. 9 coal mine near St. Charles will be re- opened Monday after nearly a year's idleness, providing em- ployment for more than 375 men. "Washington, D. load- ings of revenue freight for the" week ending Aujr. 13, totaled cars, an increase of 398 cars above the previous wrnk, the American Railway associ- ation announced Saturday. Professor Piccard Foresees Stratosphere Trips from Europe to U. S. August Piccard, who ascended more than 10 miles into the heavens in his stratosphere balloon this week, expressed the opinion in an article in the Cor- riere. Sera Saturday that bsfore long it would be possible to fly thru the stratosphere from Europe Piccard. who, with the assistant who accompanied him, is the first living human to rise so far in the air, said the wind resistance in the uoner reaches is almost non-existent. His article caused considerable com- ment, since he is known for servatism on scientific predictions and is assumed to have greater knowledge of the stratosphere than any man on earth, having gone into it twice. TO PICKET Driver Missing in Milk Strike Area LeMars, Crabtree, a grocery truck driver of German- town, la., who has been missing since Friday morning, Saturday was being sought by J. C. Lang, his em- ployer. Lang said hn feared foul play In connoction with the farmers' holi- day and milk strike. plr.ketcrs and local authorities, however, said they had no trace of the man or truck, which contained no farm, products. Farmers from Five Counties Asked to Meeting for Making Plans. Missouri Valley, R. Savery of Logan Saturday an- nounced farmers of five Iowa coun- ties have been invited to attend a meeting at Dunlap Sunday at which plans will be made for picketing roads leading into Omaha. Savory, a retired farmer and lead- er in the farmers' holiday movement, said the co-operation of farmeis in Carroll, Crawford, Monona, Potta- wattamSe and Harrison counties has been sought. He made the announce- ment before several hundred persons attending a farmers' union picnic. One thousand farmers, Savery saW, slftnod nRreomcnts nt Onawn to Keep. tlidc .products ofl the market. .Columbus, "funda-' economic remedies, .which; he said were for the .protection ol the mass of average "Ameri- can men and were- pro- posed Saturday by Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt-as he fired the open- ing gun in his road campaign for the-, presidency. Charging that the president's ac- ceptance speech and the Republi- can platform are "empty of the Democratic standard bearer also aimed a four-barreled attack at the, Hoover administration. Thousands -who had jammed streets to cheer the, New York gov- ernor as he arrived in the city earlier in the day, sat in a base- ball stadium to hear his first-away- from-home campaign speech. He was introduced by, James M. Cox, former governor, of Ohio. "I propose ant orderly, explicit and practical group of fundamental Govsrhor Roosevelt de- clared; i WH1 Protect .Mass of People. "These will protect not .the-, few, but the great '.mass of" average women, am: ashamed "to i repeat; hava -been "forgotten by power." 1. v Prevention of.the- issuance of "manufactured and-'unnecessary 1 se- curities of 411- axe brought out merely'for thel purpose of enriching those who "-handle their sale." And a requirement that sell- ers of legitimate disclose their bonusss and' commissions. v. 2. Pull federal regulation 'of "holding companies which sell se- curities in interstate 'comfiierce.." 3. Federal authority. irT1 the reg- ulation of "exchanges 'in the busi- ness of buying1 and selling securi- ties and commodities." ,4. More rigid supervision of na- tional banks "for ,the protection- of depositors.'' 5. Discouragement and preven- tion of the "unrestrained use of bank deposits in speculation, to the detriment of local Two Other Remedies. 6. Separation of investment' banking and commercial banking. 7. Restriction of federal reserve banks, whose funds, "prior to 1929, "were used practically without check for many speculative pur- poses." Of the other the governor said: "Finally I propose two new poll" cics for which legislation is" not re- quired. "They are policies of fair and open dealing on- the part of the administration with the American, "In the first place I promise you that it TrtU no longsr be possible for international bankers or, oth- ers to sell to the investing publio of America, foreign securities on the implied understanding 'that these securities have been passed on or approved by the state department or any other agency of the federal government. "In the second place, I assure you that high public officials the next administration will neither by word nor by deed -seek to in- fluence, the prices of stocks and Sums History Briefly. The governor pointed his attack on the Hoover administration in, this manner: "I sum up the history of the last administration in four sentences. "It encouraged speculation and over-production thru its false eco- nomic policies. "It attempted to minimize the crash and misled the people as to its gravity. "It erroneously charged the causa to ether nations of the world. "It refused to recognize and cor- rect the evils at home which brought it forth, delayed relief, and forgot to reform.'' Before nstlng his "remedies" Gov. Roosevelt outlined what he called his "economic five liefs" on which he said he based his proposals. "I he said, "in individual- ism; but I mean it in everything the word implies. "I believe that cur industrial and economic ystfm is made for in- I dividual men and women, and not individual men and women for the benefit of the system. For Individual Liberty. "I believe that the individual should full liberty of action to make the most of himself, but I do not believe that in the name of that sacred word a few powerful in- terests should bo permitted to industrial cannon-fodder of the lives of half of the population of the United States." He said he offered his "remedies'1 in contrast "to the comnlcte of the Republicans "and In contrast to thfc theories of the year which I hftve shown that the llcan lenders still hold." The governor said he reRretted "the (Oontlnued on PASS two, column   

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