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Moberly Monitor-Index (Newspaper) - January 26, 1940, Moberly, Missouri and MOBERLY EVENING DEMOCRAT 8 Pages VOLUME 21 t ASSOCIATED LEASED WIRE SERVICE MOBERLY MISSOURI FRIDAY EVENING JANUARY RANDOLPH For Old Age sistance Is Largest Item in Year's Expenditure FEWER FAMILIES City and County tion Is tion Cost Wheeler Calls on Roosevelt lo Declare His Intentions Says MONITOR ESTABLISHED 1868 INDEX EST 1910 DEMOCRAT EST 1878 NUMBER 175 Expenditures totaling 104.05 for general relief old age assistance and aid to dependent children were made in Randolph County during 1939 according to an annual report compiled by Miss Celestine Owens local cial Security the total spent actually went to the relief clients and persons receiving old age sistance and aid to dependent children Administrative expenses amounted to only for he year of which in ies was paid by the state and office expense and commodity expense by the ty During the year the tures for old age assistance taled Miss Owens said Payments made as aid to dependent children were Contributed Locally Randolph County and the city of Moberly provided of By E IV EASTERLY COLUMBUS Jan 26 To prevent party disaster dent Roosevelt should declare immediately his third term tion Senator Burton K Wheeler asserted today The longer the situation runs the more chaotic conditions in the party the tana Democrat told a press con- ference It can only lead to dis- aster if the confusion continues up to the time of the tion Wheeler who came here to ad- dress the United Mine Workers convention only smiled when asked if he aspired to the dency Many pc tical observers believe he will be endorsed by president John L Lewis Wheeler said Mr Roosevelt could have a third term tion if he wanted it Can Renominate Himself Any president cf the United States can renominate himself if he wants to The federal ment has too large ah tion and too much patronage for anyone to overcome it It has ways been true that a president could renominate himself and the goVernment today is larger than at any time in history Wheeler said he would support President Roosevelt despite sonal opposition to breaking a third term it is unlikely Mr Roosevelt will seek the tion Wheeler added To Be Senator H Vandenberg R Mich was Wheeler's guess as the Republicans likely nominee He also said he knew of no Democrat or can presidential aspirant ing Senator Robert A Taft R Ohio who would not be glad to have Lewis support I would be happy to have the support of Mr Lewis and one else interested in preserving REITERATES THREAT TO GOV STARK He's to Voluntarily or by sion Says K C Judge BACK LATE TODAY Graves Asks More Funds for Jury Tampering Ouster Case Later democracy v in this Wheeler continued He took exception to Lewis statement Wednesday that the Democratic Party had failed to Continued on Page 4 PER WEEK FOR SEVEN YEARS New Contract Should Lift All Financial Worries Off Clark Gable's Brow the money actually spent for sistance Commodities received during the year were valued at per month or a total of and the state spent the other There were 33 fewer general relief families at the close of De- cember 1939 than were listed January 1 1939 On January 1 there were 203 on the rolls while on December 31 the number was but 165 which was the lowest of any month in the year Old HOLLYWOOD Jan 26 Clark Gable won't have to worry where the rent the old age rolls having increased from on January 1 to 927 31 while children's increased from 128 January 1 to 131 December 31 The Monthly Record Cases receiving aid through th local Social Security office each month last year listed as GR to mean general relief OAA to mean old age assistance anc denoting aid to dependen children Month GR OAA ADC January 203 904 128 February 214 893 0 March 217 913 0 April 196 901 156 May 220 895 150 June 213 904 145 July 209 905 141 August 179 910 139 September 177 909 136 October 164 915 134 November 169 922 132 December 165 927 131 coming from for another seven years at least He has just signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio for a reported salary of a week for every week for the next seven years Supposedly the pay increase is a week The prospect of in salary is not an unpleasant one for the man who has tried PIERCE IS OFFERED NEW POST State Supervisor Expected to Become Czar Over Brewers at a Year IN OFFICIAL WORK JEFFERSON CITY Mo Jan Liquor Supervisor ing in js n factory Monthly Expenditures Expenditures made each month by the county and city and by the state Month County and City State January February 242.91 March April May 203.53 June 297.23 July August 212.10 September 400.50 October 325.50 November 352.62 December Ohio rubber ff oilfields and as a telephone company col- lector in Portland Ore and who remember being stranded once in Butte Mont penniless say that of all the stars in Hollywood he is one least impressed with his own im- portance Adding to the family income is Mrs Gable the lance actress Carole Lombard The two left today in their station wagon for a three-week vacation on a room ranch in Baja California south of Ensenada where next Thursday Gable will observe birthday 26 er Pierce who cracked down on tavern owners witn fury unheard of since repeal has been asked to become sprt ot commissioner of ri's beer sellers v He would perform much the same function for tne brewing in- dustry that Judge Landis does for organized Baseball The organization being formed m a V organization his Totals Roosevelt Wins High Praise From William Green NEW YORK Jan 26 Th Roosevelt administration wa highly praised last night by Wil liam Green president of the American Federation of Labor who said labor had made more progress in the last seven years than ever before While not mentioning President Roosevelt the New Deal and C I O Chieftain John L Lewis name Green said we do not a song of hate nor do we form an organization known as the royal order of ingrates He said support of our Through the political friends the workers of this country have made more progress in the last seven years than ever before the history of our country BURNS AT SAVERTON HANNIBAL MO 26 A general at verton seven miles south of here was destroyed by fire today with damages estimated at to The mail was saved The fire was discovered by Walter G Curd postmaster and store operator It apparently started in the attic of the two- story frame building and gained such rapid headway efforts tp ex- it were Social Security Official Explains Recent Changes Inquiries regarding old age and survivors insurance in the diction of the federal social curity office in Hannibal were answered here today by Horace H Hansbrough acting manager of the office who came here to interview persons applying for benefits At noon Mr Hansbrough said ten or twelve persons had him at the post off ice The social security law offers monthly payments varying from to to wage earners who nave attained the age of 65 since January 1 1937 and have re- ired Since January 1 1940 under amendments to the law the wife of such a retired wage earner if she is 65 years old and their children under the age of 18 aro entitled ot benefits If the wage earner hag died the wife if she is 65 or older and their children under 18 are eligible for benefits If the surviving wife is not yet 65 and is caring for dependent children under IS she may ob- tain monthly benefits for herself regulation It will maintain its own corps of investigators to work with the state liquor in- in keeping down liquor law violations Pierce a lawyer state in- surance department was picked by Gov Lloyd C Stark to over the liquor department when the executive fired E J McMahon about a year ago Immediately Pierce began revoking and pending licenses for tavern law violations in all parts of state In the course of a few months his strict enforcement had set a record untouched by all his predecessors His salary as liquor supervisor is a year It was under- stood the offer from the brewing carried an salary Pierce is a native of Howard County and a former prosecuting attorney of that county is a brother of Austin Pierce athletic director at the Junior College here The liquor supervisor was a er in the Moberly High before being admitted to the bar He is well known in Moberly KANSAS CITY Jan 26 Circuit Judge Marion today his threat to cite Governor Lloyd C for contempt of court I see the governor is out of the the judge said Til give him time to get back Then he's going answer me either voluntarily from his own office or by compulsion in my court Stark's return to Missouri was awaited with more than usual interest because it may bring some positive action in the war of words climaxed by Judge Waltner's threat to cite the chief executive for contempt of court Stark In Tennessee At Nashville Tenn where he was addressing a conference of southern governors night Stark declined comment on Judge Waltner's threat engendered by the governor's statement after dismissal of indictments against County Prosecutor W W Graves Judge Waltner set no date for action but said the governor had three He can retract his statement and apologize If he believes this court was actuated by improper motives in its rulings on the cases he can start an ouster suit against me He can remain silent In that I will issue a- contempt of court citation for- him to appear and show cause why he shouldn't be punished Asks More Funds KANSAS Jan ARF FIRST 1 1 Solution of Unemployment Is Top Issue Sen Wheeler Says Urging Conference Miss Hack ward Resigns Post as County Superintendent of Schools Governor to Appoint Miss Jennie Jo Hackward who assumed office last July as schools in today submitted of dolph County Can Manage Economy if No Mention of His Candidacy COLUMBUS O Jan 26 A3 Economic absurdities must be solved to relieve unemployment and insure Sen ton K Wheeler ed today after on dent Roosevelt to disclose his third term intentions The nearly 100 million who lack real agriculture with its millions of low income be given an op- to consume not only the necessities but also the uries of Wheeler said Wheeler center of speculation her resignation in a letter sent to Governor Lloyd C Stark whose duty it will be to fill the vacancy filed with County Mayo Chinn at A copy was Clerk Lewis Huntsville Miss Hackward said this after- noon the resignation becomes February 5 and that she will enter the second semester at the University of Missouri She already has her Master's degree from there and some advanced graduate credits She declined to comment ther on her resignation Miss Hackward became dolph County's first woman ty superintendent of schools last July 3 after having been elected at the regular April school tion She succeeded J V Minor as superintendent Prior to suming the office Miss Hackward had taught in the Huntsville High School for a number of years State school laws provide that in case of a vacancy in this office the Governor may appoint a cessor to fill the un expired term Thus the one who obtains the pointment will fill the office un- til the first Monday in July 1943 The salary is per year Miss Hackward in announcing her resignation today made a statement expressing her to voters of the county school patrons teachers and pils for the cooperation and shown her since she the office RETREATING FINNS SAY Salla Front Is Being as Invaders Try New Tactics SEEKS TO STOP MARRIAGE MILL whether he L Lewis's would receive John endorsement for President prepared his remarks on national issues for the United Mine Workers of America con- vention Urges Talk The senator at a press ence earlier expressed belief Mr Roosevelt could the that he did not want but if he wants the nomination he should say-so to prevent party disaster before the Democratic National St Louis Prosecutor Will Attempt to Strip of Minister's License WITHOUT PRECEDENT tion Wheeler told delegates miners un- and com- untouched was 1 problem He con- ST LOUIS Jan 26 AP Prosecuting Attorney Stanley Wallach has started proceedings to turn off the George R Hart marriage mill renowned Prosecutor W Graves today demanded approval of the budget for his department and an ad- tional to investigate one of the worst crimes on the books of jury Four neglect of duty charges against the prosecutor have been dismissed but the Pendergast chine ally still faces ouster in the supreme court He accused the court of tion of its duty by reducing the annual budget of his office from to He demanded approval of the original budget or he would bring an action against the court for what he termed oppression in office Judges F L By am Jr and Fred W Klaber sat silent but Presiding Judge George S gomery asked Graves where the money was coming from erica's No All right people have long since rejected the idea that the governing our trial upon which jobs for millions can be mined by men f We in this country have sued a policy of restricting duction arid maintaining prices to protect profits We have been unable to make the tremendous scientific discoveries of our age serve the welfare of the people We have managed our economy so that it either produces too much or too little Must Be Solved It is time for us to say that these economic absurdities must be solved in the interest of all the people It is time to say that upon the wisdom and the ence of the American people we we our economic life so that in the place of- restriction we have expansion of x x x in the place of recurrent shutdowns and un- employment we have a steady gomery was appointed by production and jobs S L POE LEASES BERGER BUILDING Furniture Store to Be ed From Clark to Reed Street S L Poe proprietor of the S L Poe Furniture Company an- today he has leased the Building West Reed street Mr Poe will obtain possession of the building and the children until they at- tain 18 years The inquiries received by Mr Hansbrough here today were from persons interested in in stances those new am Interviewers are to come here at intervals possibly once a month in the future Mr brough said The stationing of a man here to cover Moberly and the rounding territory is being con- he said March 15 and furniture store will move i his there from its WEATHER Fair tonight and Saturday somewhat warmer Sunday partly cloudy varmer For Central Fair night and Saturday Continued old tonight lowest zero to 5 be- ow Somewhat warmer Saturday Sunday partly cloudy and r Maximum temperature ay 1 above minimum 15 below Low last night 11 below Temperature at this after- noon 8 above present location 225 North Clark street Signing of the lease was com- today by Mr Poe and Ar- thur Newman of Columbia owner of tlie Berger Building Mr Poe said he will have possession of the entire structure both stairs and downstairs The ing will be redecorated both in- side and out Mr Poe entered the furniture business here in 1925 at 549 West street He has been in his present location at North Clark street for the past 13 years He said today his to the Reed location was being made because of a need for quarters The Berger building now is partly occupied by the Collier's Hosiery Shop and the Junior gue nor Lloyd C Stark foe of the machine Would Hire Investigators I want this court to give my an additional to hire investigators There have been two or three proceedings in Kansas City that have brought to light one of the worst crimes oh the books that of jury Graves said We can't let you have money we don't Montgomery re- plied Your statement thEit we are trying to hamper you iff all hooey In a motion to dismiss one of four indictments against him Graves charged Governor Stark with jury tampering and members of a grand jury while it was in session ken to the governor's office in Jefferson City J Seek To Speed Suit JEFFERSON CITY Jan 26 agreement which would pace of the state's slow-moving ouster suit against Jackson Prosecutor W W Graves will be submitted to the state supreme court's special commissioner at Kansas City Monday The agreement would postpone until Feb 15 the hearings uled to begin Monday but would bind both Graves lawyers and the attorney general's staff to conclude the hearings in submit the case to the May term of court beginning May 7 That schedule probably would permit the court to prepare its final decision before the present term of office ex- He did not mention his possible presidential candidacy in the pre- pared address but at one point referred to himself as a date for reelection to the United States Senate in 1940 No one solution is available at the present time nor is any one group or organization in a position to recommend a specific program to be readily accepted by all the the senator de- clared Government Must Lead The therefore assume leadership Anc to find this end the national lead ers of industry agriculture and labor should be called together to meet and confer and recommend a program by which we may ieve industrial democracy and eco- nomic and social security Wheeler described ment unsolved untouched as America's No 1 problem There cannot be any ent prosperity or industrial peace when millions are unemployed facing suffering and he asserted Can Manage Economy is time to say that upon the wisdom and the experience of the American people we can if we for quick nuptials in St Louis County Wallach yesterday filed in cuit court quo to stripy Hart of his rights as a and minister to solemnize marriages in Missouri The prosecutor termed his tion unusual and seemingly without precedent The petition charges Hart has married couples who have not ob- issued predated exacted money from couples tinder the promise that Jbe ret and performed marriages where couples were intoxicated A former justice of the peace Hart who contends he is an pastor of the Holiness Church I am proud I am a minister of the gospel I preach the gospel at all times I intend to continue to do so Only the Lord can take away that right RELENTS A FEW DEGREES Readings Not Quite So Low as day 11 Below Here BEDS FIND SKIIS Many Russians Killed in Lake Ladoga Sector 400 Horses Also Slain SOMEWHAT WARMER OVER WEEK-END TRUMAN HOME FOR CONFERENCES pires Dec officials had -a deadline which expressed doubt HE TAKES THE FLEDGE KANSAS CITY Jan 26 JP Clarence Gresham 29 a candy salesman awoke today with a dark brown taste He pledged never again and fired his ver twice at a bottle on the window sill He missed by three feet Police booked him for ng the peace intoxication and discharging firearms witnin the city limits be met in view of the long delay occasioned by Graves re- cent illness After Commissioner Leon Em- bry completes his taking of timony and submits his sions submission of briefs and oral arguments still remain be- fore the court finally rules on Attorney General Roy charges that Graves used his office Embry wrote Attorney eral Roy McKittrick today ing he would accept the tion when the Graves hearing is called Monday morning ance automatically will postpone the start of testimony until Feb 15 The War In Brief By The Associated Press American trade pact ends at midnight ways opened for embargo TOKYO Japanese vous over United States new strategic position sy continues over British seizure of German seamen from Japanese liner LONDON replies to Japanese protest against Asama Maru incident war expected as mans report turning out one submarine a day STOCKHOLM advised to quit Sweden HELSINKI report Russians in dangerous tion on two fronts after at- tacks fail OTTAWA Government to test war record at polls in general election Talks to Kave Important Bearing on Question of Candidacy KANSAS CITY Jan 26 Weekend conferences in Missouri may have an important bearing on the state's Democratic primary Sen Harry S Truman left Washington last night for his Jackson County home He said he was going to visit his old mother near Grandview The Kansas City Star in a special dispatch from ton said however that ences here and in St Louis would determine whether the gast supported former Jackson judge would be a date to succeed himself in the Senate Gov Lloyd C Stark has filed as a candidate for Truman's post U S District Attorney Maurice M Milligan has been reported considering making the same race While Truman has declared he would be a candidate he has not filed It is known some of his associates Miave advised him not to run ST LOUIS Jan 26 There's really no place to go ui Missouri to keep warm these days but here's a little friendly out of those river bottoms At St Joseph example the temperature bore way down to 28 degrees below zero at the port two northwest of the city in the Missouri river lands This teeth-chattering don't believe your teeth wouldn't 17 degrees lower than St Joseph's downtown minimum Other differences were noted between airport and downtown readings but none compared with St Joseph's At St Louis the reading was 3 below and at r At Maryville where the cury sank to a record 20 below yesterday the temperature this was 12 below That's not exactly relief from this protracted intense cold wave but some respite was seen in day's official forecast Fair tonight and Saturday somewhat warmer Saturday Sunday partly cloudy and er But that didn't mean there wouldn't be more sub-zero er tonight Of the principal cities in the state Joplin was the it was an even zero Other temperatures all below zero Macon 14 Moberly son City Kansas City Sedalia and Hannibal 10 Columbia 9 Springfield and Poplar Bluff 3 and Cape Girardeau 1 Clear skies prevailed out the state this morning but underfoot the blanket of snow re- mained X Loses Race With Stories of hardship and dis- tress as a result of the frigid blast continued to drift in Mo Doctor Nellis G rushing to the Carl Reynolds home was delayed by snowdrifts and lost his race to the stork Reynolds went to tne aid of the physician with a team but became stuck in the snow and a boy was born to his wife alone in the home Mrs Reynolds and the son are doing By PAUL SJOBLOM WITH THE FINNISH ES IN LAPLAND Jan Unusual Russian activity on the highway east from where invading forces ter retreating from midway across Finland was seen by Finns today sEs pointing to re- sumption of the general retreat Finnish patrols reported the activity and military sources said they believed the Russians were moving back their heavier and more costly arms before falling back to their Salla village Russian artillery at jarvi suddenly became silent and for three days not a single shell has been fired from behind the Red army's lines in the sector All recent attacking carried out by the Russians has been under- taken under the cover of grenade fire Finns said the Russian retreat began last week at Joutsi Lake after long and careful tion to minimize losses in case of quick pursuit and apparently before long the Salla front will be restricted to the area around Salla village Division of Fresh Men At Salla the Finns there already is at least a whole division of largely fresh men with excellent equipment is about 50 miles inside Salla is about 20 miles northeast of there sector is a short distance above the Arctic Finnish officers credited their new tactics in warfare -on the battlegrounds saying skis are be- ing used more and more and that are being used to camouflage dark uniforms Finns related however that many of the Russians were in- ferior skiers and no matter how deep the snow often would throw off their skis and start running in an emergency Attacks Prove Costly Today's Finnish army com- said the Russians were applying almost unremitting pressure on Finnish defenses northeast of Lake Ladoga out bending back the lines These attacks have proved very costly to the enemy it said Several companies were cut up and the number of fallen can be counted in the hundreds More than 400 horses also were destroyed In attacks on Fort on the east coast of Lake Ladoga the army reported the invaders left over 100 dead in front of our positions well Fruit growers in St Louis POLICY GAME IS INVESTIGATED County have reported their peach crop apparently has been ruined by the sub-zero weather Commenting on this Farm Agent Paul M Bernard said getting tired of saying each year that the peach crop is lost They don't have any trying to raise peaches in this county anyway Probe Being Conducted by St Louis Circuit Court Grand Jury ST LOUIS Jan 26 icy a form of gambling which takes in about here an- in nickel and dirne bets s investigation today by a circuit court grand jury a complicated form of chiefly in the negro districts A player may ake 2 to 14 numbers of two each and play them in more han 50 combinations sometimes reach the fantastic figure of for a nickel Police have been at least one policy raid a night but the persons arrested usually have been only runners or collectors and there have been no tions in 20 years The grand jury is endeavoring to determine who are the actual owners of the 10 games operated here i Thomas to Take Sen Seat BOISE Idaho Jan 26 Governor C A Bottolfsen will appoint John W Thomas of ing a Republican to the senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator William E Borah a re- statehouse source said liable day Thomas was Idaho's junior ator from 1928 to 1932 If chosen Thomas will serve until November election leaders expect him ever to be a candidate for Borah's unexpired term which has four years to run Thomas was appointed to the Senate June 30 1928 In the lowing November election he was elected to complete Gooding's term In 1932 he was defeated by James P Pope a Democrat KILLED WHILE MAKING AN EMERGENCY CALL City Distributes Second Car of Coal to Needy City forces today were buting the second load of coal to local needy ilies Today's coal was purchased from the Wabash to supplement a car obtained yesterday from the Huntsville Sinclair Strip Mine The carload of coal yesterday was rationed to local needy ilies not eligible to relief through the Social Security office and to WPA workers unemployed since December 23 because of the cold weather Each son was allotted 25 bushels A similar plan was being lowed today City officials said however it appeared likely the amount might have to be cut in order to meet the immediate needs Forty-two families re- ceived coal yesterday while it was believed today's carload would supply sixty Ironically one of the city street employes delivering the coal day was completely out of fuel at his own home and so far his dealer has been unable to get to him an official said The coal has been purchased by the city in an effort to prevent suffering here Mayor T J Tydings having instructed Police Chief Klugmann to purchase yesterday's load from the strip mine and Chief Klugmann cilman T B Allen and City Clerk George H Mitchell making day's purchase from the Wabash KANSAS CITY Jan 26 Melvin S Hale 46 Grandview Mo and killed shortly after midnight as he walked along U S Highway No 71 to a neighbor's house to fix a frozen GETS FOUR KANSAS CITY Jan B Broeker's speech in eral court today failed to win the of Judge Merrill B Otis The former ance promoter was sentenced to four years in prison and fined 000 for aiding and abetting George Milton Isley former ier of the Bank of Nashua in the misapplication of mately
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