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Moberly Weekly Monitor (Newspaper) - December 17, 1931, Moberly, Missouri MOBERLY i 62 ASSOCIATED PRESS FULL SERVICE MOBERLY MISSOURI THURSDAY EVENING DECEMBER 17 MOBERLY MONITOR ESTABLISHED INDEX EST DEMOCRAT EST NUMBER 51 SANTA SETS FORTH FOR MOBERLY Local Arrangements for Practically Complete as He Leaves North Pole BIG PARADE PLANNED HERE MONDAY NIGHT Band Carol Singers and Scouts to Take Part Attractions Announced Everything is all set for big day Monday Dec 21 Santa and his party left the North Pole early today for berly and arrangements are complete here for making sJp the day a red letter one S Climaxing a day in which i of children and adults of Moberly and this vicinity are ex- to Join will big ade at 7 o'clock The parade will 1 be led by C F Osterloh and the Moberly Boys Band and in the line of march will be the Boy Scouts a group of ol singers Santa's four reindeer Prancer Vixen and zen their two Eskimo keepers and and Santa himself Eager to Parade of the band are enthusiastic about the parade for- several of them have asked for new musical in- for Christmas and Mr Osterloh believes they will make a special effort to produce the beat music possible Claude Edwards says the Boy Scouts will be out 100 percent to march in the parade and to help direct keeping the crowd away from Santa so that he can v march in the parade Heads Carol Miss Hannah Whitacre public school music supervisor will be in charge of the carol singers who will occupy a orated float in the parade and i later appear in the ff singr the crowds after Santa Claus his four deor and J his Eskimos will be in the parade right behind the boys band Old Santa himself will gree every child s Santa headquarters for info the day will be on the city lot La corner of Rollins and Clark streets Santa will leave the head to visit the business dis at 11 a m 1 p m and again at 3 p m To Visit the Sick It is possible that can be made to have Santa visi a few sick or crippled children in their homes if no other arrange ments can made for the chil dren to see him Any one wanting Santa to call on sick or children should call Monday is expected to be a day of great interest here affording especial attractions for the chil dren and an opportunity for last minute shopping for grown-ups Stores will be open until 9 o'clock The parade hour was set at o'clock to allow school children especially those of rural districts an opportunity to get here in tim for the big event Safe Stolen Here Found on Farm South of Town A small safe which thieves away in the robbery ol the Goetze Music Store Monday light has been recovered d with mud and with the entire door blown off the safe was ound yesterday lying in a ditch alongside the road in front of the 3d Yeager farm which is looted about two and a half miles south of town and one mile cast of Highway 63 Pieces of the mechanism of the safe were lying nearby and the hieves had evidently blown it op- en and looted it near that point It still contained all of the store's records and about in checks A Liberty bond was also by the robbers The safe was found by Mr Yeager who reported his ery to the who brought t to Moberly late yesterday The safe was valued at about 578 and contained approximately 535 in cash and checks Other loot consisted of a inet and two mutes all valued at CALLS FOR REDUCTION IN LIGHT RATE RICH WOMAN KIDNAPED IN KANSAS CITY Abductors of Mrs Nellie to Blind Her KIDNAP VICTIM GARMENT Kansas City Woman Built Big Business on a 1 Dress Pattern KANSAS CITY Dec 17 Nelly Donnelly used a pattern as the beginning of u million dollar clothing uring business Having built up this extensive business in women's clothing she turned to politics and was a forceful figure in be- half of Alfred E Smith's for president in 1928 Mrs Donnelly who has sent Nelly Don aprons and other garments to the remote parts of the world was graduated from a Catholic convent in Parsons Kas at the age of 17 and immediately was married to Paul F Donnelly As a bride she entered wood College at St Charles Mo and completed the 4-year course she believed necessary in addition to convent education Nelly Don told her mates she never would do her housework dressed as carelessly she came to Kansas City with her husband to live on tnc modest ary be draw as credit man for a shoe company she made ruffled apron frocks to wear the house Neighbor women admired her appearance and prevailed on her to make house dresses for stores She and husband bought two power sewing chines and hired helpers to turn out that first order The business boomed quarters and output were enlarged and Mr Donnelly went away to the World war leaving his wife in charge When he came back he found the business grown beyond all tations JEFFERSON Dec 17 The city of Winona in county today filed a complaint with the State Public Service Commission against the Missouri Electric Power Company of Winona charging that the rates of the company are In ex- cess of the value of the The city asks for a reduction of -all electric light and power rates and an audit and inventory of the company The complaint also alleged that the company keeps no linesman in Winona resulting in considerable delays in restoration of- service when trouble STUDENTS HEAD HOME ON SPECIAL TEAINS Several extra coaches were to Wabash passenger trains night to handle of Christian College which closed for the holidays yesterday One car each was added to trains 17 to Kansas City IS to St Louis 11 to Omaha and 11 to Dss Moines These specials left Columbia at o'clock last night for tralia where connections with main line trains were made S The last class until the new year closed at Stephens College ii today at 11 o'clock Two extra of students of this school through Moberly on train 3 today at noon with two scheduled through here tonight on trains No 11 to Omaha and No 11 to Des Moines Two other coaches of Stephen's students left Centralia for St Louis on No 2 The University closes for the holidays next Tuesday A special train of six coaches has been en- gaged to leave Columbia at Tuesday afternoon Three car loads will proceed to St Louis on c No 2 and three will go through on No 3 enroute to City Contractor Sized for Damages Two damage suits were filed in Circuit Court here today against M O Weaver doing iness as the Weaver Construction Company and contractor for the construction ot Highway 20 be- tween and The suits were filed by Dempsey M Hughes and his wife Elizabeth Hughes Both suits are the outgrowth of an accident on 20 southwest of the night of October 25 when the car in which the Hughes were riding crashed into a road maintainer which was being operated on thu left side of the road and was out The car was owned and operated by Homer Fristoe and L A Stranahan was operating the maintainer Mrs Hughes petition alleges that her injuries from the dent consisted of a broken nose bruised face bruised calf of her left leg sprained her right eye injured breathing im- paired severe nervous snock and that she now suffers from con- stant headaches Mr Hughes petition alleges that he was thrown through the windshield of the car by im- of the crash and received cuts and lacerations on his face nose and forehead a sprained right hip and other injuries Petitions for both defendants ask attachment of 11 road ing machinery graders biles trucks scrapers plows rock crusher and every kind of sonal property owned and ated by the defendant in the ty The case is scheduled for ing at the February term of cuit Court here DEMAND BIG RANSOM IN NOTE TO FAMILY Former Senator Reed Rushes to City to Help in Rescue Plans KANSAS CITY Dec 17 A P A guarantee that 000 ransom would be paid for the safe return of Mrs Nell Quinlan Donnelly wealthy Kansas City garment facturer who is in the hands of kidnapers who have ened to blind her was made this afternoon by former ator James A Reed of souri These people undoubtedly have Mrs Donnelly in their said the former senator who rushed here from Jefferson City Mo at the request of the woman's band Paul Donnelly If they will deliver Mrs nelly said Mr Reed they can have the and take my word for it that Mr Donnelly will see to it that it is paid I will say further if there is a single hair of her head harmed i will and Mr Donnelly will spend the rest our lives running down the culprits and securing for them the extreme penalty of the law which in Missouri is hanging In notes received today by her husband and by her attorney James E Taylor Mrs Donnelly reported she was abducted with her negro chauffeur George at 6 p m yesterday She said that if payment of the de- manded was refused she would be blinded and the negro would be killed The notes approximately as written by Mrs Donnelly Notes To Husband men naped me at 6 last night with the chauffeur want in bills 000 in tens and in fifties The car is behind the Plaza Theater Its number is in front of the Mercer Hotel at 10 o'clock and stand around fifteen minutes Stand up in the car Then go home and wait for instructions If you do not come you will never see me again If you do not go at 10 o'clock go Friday morning at and stay fifteen minutes If you refuse to pay I will be blinded and the negro killed You will be told where to take the money They want money and you might as well give it to them Donnelly Do Not Mark Money Underneath has been written Do not have the money marked in any way It had been erased but was plainly decipherable through the erasures The second E I hereby give you the power to draw the money required against my husband's account to the amount of I sign my Governor to Look Over Contract on Leasing of JEFFERSON CITY Dec 17 Governor Caulfield today asked Jewell Mayes secretary of the state board of agriculture to furnish him with a copy of a con- tract by which the state owned radio station WOS would be ed over to J D Helny er The governor said he had not read the contract and wanted to go over it The chief executive has been out of City for a few days and said the first he had learned that the station would be leased to Heiny was when he read paper accounts of the ments The contract already ered into is subject to final proval at an executive meeting of the board of agriculture Jan The governor said his under- standing was the plan was worked out as the only means of the ing the station open and that he would insist that state retain full control of programs and ad- and that there would be no profit to any individual thru commercial use of the station der the arrangement between the board and Heiny commercial ad- is to be accepted to pay for operation of the station RELIEF PLAN House Committee Acts on First of Hoover Reconstruction Moves G 0 P GROUP HOPES TO SPEED MEASURES Hearings on Moratorium Continue With Committee Unable to Make Decision WASHINGTON House ways and means committee today adopted an amendment to the Hoover moratorium declaring lation or reduction of foreign debts against the policy of Congress Robinson Answers Hurley's Attack on Democratic Party U S May Lose Big Lot of Business as Nippon Forces Take Control MORE TROOPS SENT OUT BY TOKYO PROBE PATRONAGE IN NORTH CAROLINA GREENSBORO N C Dec 17 ly under sub- poena to appear before the grand jury today in an investigation of name in full Nelly Donnelly KANSAS CITY Dec 17 Mrs Nellie Donnelly wealthy Kansas City garment er was reported held today by kidnapers who threatened to blind her and kill her negro chauffeur unless ransom was paid without interference by police The demand for ransom was made in three notes in Mrs nelly's handwriting received today by her husband Paul Donnelly James Taylor her attorney and a third addressed tor James A Reed They were to pay the money demanded and a power of attorney was executed by Mrs Donnelly in the letter addressed to her Husband The manufacturer disappeared after her garment last night at G p m She had con- ferred half an hour earlier her attorney Reed Speeds vo City Arrangements were made tc comply with the demands ing the arrival of former Senator Reed who quit a law suit hastily at Jefferson City this morning and Continued on Page By GLENN BABB 1931 By The Associated Press MUKDEN Manchuria Dec 17 government business in Manchuria that formerly went to United States and European may be thrown to Japan instead as a the reorganization now going on in the territory Japanese economic brigades closely followed up the advances of General armies and at- tempted largely with success to clinch Japanese control or major interests in South Manchuria The this Economic Corps are the Japanese advisers who sit in with provincial and local governments in and Kirin provinces The control was also enlarged by taking over railways which the Chinese operated but in which Japanese had money invested A Power Monopoly The Japanese are forming an electric light and power monopoly in South Manchuria they have assumed control of big Chinese banks rich mining and important manufacturing and commercial concerns which erly were allied to Marshal Chang official bank's They have placed advisers in every im- portant government bureau This is the feature of the which most affects American commercial interests Prior to the occupation American business firms dealt chiefly with the government bureaus or public utilities selling heavy machinery electrical equipment construction materials and railway supplies Moro Troops to Front TOKYO Dec 17 dis- patch of an additional mixed gade of Japanese troops to to provide relief for the troops now stationed there was authorized by the cabinet The troops will go to leased on Liaotung Peninsula It is expected the brigade sent from Korea September 19 will be withdrawn Thousands of citizens cheered several soldiers here for today to replace casualties suffered during the recent ing WASHINGTON Dec 17 The committee day approved the Steagall lo create a revolving fund for the federal farm banks This is first item of the Hoover reconstruction program to be acted begin before both Senate and House committees morrow on the posed reconstruction President Hoover urged a group of leading licans headed by Representative Snell New York to expedite tion Senate Hearing Planned Hearing on the federal land bank capitalization soon will be started by a sub-committee of the Senate banking committee Senator Carey Republican was named chairman of the sub-committee The other bers of have not been designated Three major bills have been in- on this By Steiwer Republican Oregon by Howell Republican Nebraska and Norbeck Republican South WASHINGTON Dec 17 Senator Robinson Democratic leader charged in the senate day that Secretary Hurley sought in his speech to national committee yesterday to capitalize the non partisan port President Hoover sought from the Democrats in congress Hurley Robinson said sought to arouse the slumbering cohorts of partisanship in an effort to glorify the national tion President Hoover is constantly appealing for action in support of his son said But then his man seeks to capitalize it into a glorious triumph for Hoover cies Robinson said only two out standing measures marked the Hoover administration the I Hawley tariff law and the federal I farm marketing act Will any one here assert that either of these has proved to be an emphatic he asked If such an assertion be made why is our foreign commerce ly Addressing an enthusiastic Re- publican national committee ing yesterday Secretary Hurley assailed the Democrats for having no program Riot In Nanking They have offered only ism of President he said amidst applause While his colleagues listened at- Senator Robinson ed President Hoover's appeal to leaders of congress to support the moratorium The president's propagandists were prompt to claim for him credit for having saved Germany and brought back prosperity to a struggling he said It was not a Democrat it was a prominent Republican leader in the body at the other end of the capitol who denounced dent's action in unmeasured terms declaring that the chief executive has sold out the interests of the United States to German tional bankers and their followers and that he was afraid to do it on his own responsibility and acted in violation of his oath office when CITY TO PAY FOR Council Votes Unanimously for Purchase of New r Pumper DELIVERY ORDERED FOR FEBRUARY he completed arrangements his underhanded by telegraph and telephone arrangements which savored more of the ways of an oriental potentate than the per conduct of a president of the United States Robinson referred to the attack on the moratorium by tive McFadden Republican sylvania former chairman of the House Banking Committee DISPLAYED HERE Sponsors of Move Are Con- City is Ideal cation for Structure NO DEFINITE PLANS ARE ANNOUNCED SEASONS TjP ST its time no win Tasmania Anyway the Tasmanian swan in the zoo is sitting on half a dozen eggs But then the peacocks are in full plumage and there are dandelions on the zoo lawn THE WEATHER alleged violations of federal NANKING China Dec 17 volley of rifle fire from a company of regular troops broke up a serious riot today in which a mob of college boys wrecked the plant of the Central Daily News They rushed the building ing police aside and smashed everything including the ment in the composing room tors of the paper the student leaders have charged were hostile to the student demand for a more militant policy against Japan It was thought that a number were wounded by gunfire but those who fell were carried off by their comrades and the number of casualties were uncertain Commander Resigns PEIPING Dec 17 shall Chang ruler of Manchuria since resigned as commander of the Chinese forces there today the Province of Kirin kota While we Republicans are not in a position to formulate the plai everything possible to get action on this Snell said today Mr Hoover believes this ure will do much to bring about economic improvement that will relieve the banks of much strain WASHINGTON Dec 17 An International banker told the House Ways and Means tee today that Great Britain France and Italy did not have on deposit with their fiscal agents the funds with which to meet their debt payments due to Ciis try on December 15 Henry P Davison of J P gan and Company the fiscal for those countries called to testify regarding press reports that the countries had had the funds on deposit They did not have funds with us and did not offer any Davison said he assumed any such deposits would have been made with the house he repre sents Have Funds Of course they have current working he said He added he did hot know whether funds had been deposited in any other bank but intimated it was unlikely He said he would have about it if the three countries had offered to make deposits for ments Opponents of ratification of the President's plan to suspend debt payments for one year had cited press reports that the funds were on deposit as evidence that the suspension was unnecessary Representative Rankin the Democrat who first raised the question before the tee asked permission to quiz the witness Chairman Collier ruled Rankin could question Davison Rankin asked if J P Morgan and Company would not have paid the December 15 debt payments if requested to do so by the tries Architect's drawings for a posed new hotel to be located at the corner of Fourth and Coates streets were brought to Moberly today by sponsors of the proposal a group including C P Van feiland George G Neville and Gale E Henderson of St Louis and H W Van Skike of ville Mr Van Graafeiland is the ent owner of the proposed site the building formerly occupied by the Motor Co and later by Sellers and Goon It is now occupied only partially by the Triangle Tire and Accessory Co Van Graafeiland is the head of Van Graafeiland Associates leum engineers and oil lease tors He is reputed to be wealthy A Building Henderson is the architect whose drawings were exhibited day His pictorical conception of the exterior of the proposed hotel shows a five-story building a frontage on Coates street The first floor is occupied by lobby dining room kitchen and by three store spaces and coffee shop fronting on Fourth street The floors contain a total of 80 rooms all with bath Neville associate of Van feiland and principal spokesman CLARK ON DEC 24 Booster Club Plans Big Christmas Party in Dinner Meeting at Church CHAMPION CAGE TEAM ENTERTAINED CLARK Dec 17 dex The regular monthly dinner of the Booster Club was held at tne dining room of the Methodist church day nite The dinner was servet by the Methodist Women's Mis Society The menu con of chicken and all that goe with it The chairman presided at the dinner which was pronounced a club members guests General order of business was dis- cussed and the following tee appointed to serve the needy families of this vicinity R P len Dr R A Woods Mrs J M Bartee and Otis A tain Proposal to Extend City Limits Referred to nance Committee for the grouP an option had Can't Discuss Mutter Davison nodded in assent but later Continued on Page 4 REPORT ON GERMANY TO BE HELD UNTIL CONGRESS ACTS BASEL Switzerland Dec 17 of the Young plan committee examining Germany's capacity to pay reparations are holding up their recommendations as to the time and place for an international conference on this been obtained on the garage ing at the north occupied for some time by the Randolph Motor Co and now under lease to the ly Motor Co Van Skike the fourth member of the group formerly operated the Dockery and Jefferson hotels at Kirksville and was represented as the probable operator of the enterprise here if it is carried through Stock selling or other form of promotion is not contemplated cording to Neville although he said a first mortgage bond issue might be included in the financing plan However it would be ow enough to be thoroughly he asserted Undecided on Plans The sponsors declined to say how soon they expected to latinch the enterprise and when asked what their procedure would be said all details had not been de- upon We will first have to confer with contractors to get building costs and get definite figures upon which to work out the Mr Neville stated He said he be- building costs were now low enough to make the venture at- tractive Architect Henderson said their investigations thus far had con- them that Moberly would The Booster Club had as their guests of honor the championship basketball teams of the Randolph County High School Basketball Loop the Clark and Renick squad Each member of the were introduced to the club and re- a round of applause Talks were given by the Clark coach Mr Bartee and the captains of the teams Edwin Earl Fray of Clark and Mr Fowler of Renick Carl Davis of Renick was ent as a guest of- the club and gave a short address He be- came a permanent member It was decided to have Santa Claus visit Clark Christmas Eve day A tree will be erected on Main street and Old Santa will have a sack of candy for every boy and girl in Clark that day The com- appointed to carry out these arrangements follows C M Robb G B Appleman and Walter jamb Forty-five members of the club were at the dinner The following committees were pointed to arrange for the monthly meeting the third night in Committee on arrangements Dr R A Woods and Frank Ornburn committee on program R P len and Ray Truesdell The purpose of the Booster Club is to promote civic welfare The membership of the club is not re- in any way but is open for all The City Council last night ted to purchase a new General fire truck and pumper The new engine will cost and will be delivered here early February A unanimous vote of the cil was made on the purchase tne new engine The vote was en following an executive session which lasted for nearly two hours It is understood that the session brought out some very hot arguments as to ative merits of the four types ot trucks on which bids were mitted However when the cil came back into open session not a vote was cast against proposal or the truck decided on A large part of the executive session was taken up with reports by councilmen on their findings during their recent inspection trip to Marshall Sedalia Jefferson City and St Louis Chief among the findings dis- closed by the investigation tour it is said was the assertion of St Louis that any fire truck that will pass the State Underwriters test will give faction Offered Lowest Bid The General Fire Truck bid for a er was the lowest five bids sub- mitted on that capacity truck The capacity that the capable of throw ing 1000 gallons of water per minute on a fire Other bids trucks were Standard Mack International Triple Rotary or Centrifugal 000 and American La France A cash payment of is be made on delivery of the truck which will be assembled at St Louis and driven here overland The balance is to be paid in four annual installments ing interest at 6 per cent The council last night also A ted to pay in salaries due city officials and January 1 tomorrow so that the employes might have the money to use for Christmas and an additional from Continued on Page 3 be an hotel ideal location for a new and that a modern hotel would be a very successful venture SEEK RELIEF PLAN FOR OIL INDUSTRY utes by Republican party officials seeking campaign contributions in the state E L Gavin district attorney announced last week that evidence of solicitation of campaign funds from federal office holders in eral buildings had been brought to his attention Partly cloudy night and Friday possibly some rain extreme south portion Not much change in temperature Weather Here Today 6 a wind from the south Temperature 34 degrees S a 1 p ST LOUIS Dec 17 discussion to find some means of aiding the nation's oil industry occupied leaders as a two-day meeting of members of the board of directors of the erican Petroleum Institute got un- der way here toady and probable price reductions are the boos American moratorium The interested powers it was said are unwilling to have any definite plans in this respect until the outcome in Washington is It is expected the conference which will reject the Young plan committee's report will be held in the middle of January probably at Geneva or Brussels Preliminary conversations are going on between the European capitals in order to get the tions business out the way be- fore the disarmament conference starts on February 2 MARTINSBURG WILL VOTE ON FRANCHISE MARTINSBURG Mo Dec 17 of Martinsburg will vote on a natural gas proposition on January 4 The Missouri er Light Company is asking for a franchise to supply the town with natural gas from the Pan- handle Eastern Pipe Line which runs north of Martinsburg SEEKS TRUCE ON LIQUOR WASHINGTON Dec 17 Representative Hatton W Sum ners the Texan who now heads the House judiciary committee wants prohibition legislation shelved until economic have baen handled His committee must pass upon all judicial measures among thera amendments to the bankruptcy laws laws and the numerous proposals for tion or repeal of prohibition Report on Muscle Shoals to Congress WASHINGTON Dec 17 President Hoover today ted to congress without a report upon Muscle Shoals suggesting a lease of the project to a corporation which would primarily as a fertilizer plant of benefit to the farmer In a brief ing this report the president ex- it was the work of a joint Muscle Shoals com- mission the findings of which he made public some weeks ago The president recalled in the message his veto last March of the Norris providing ment operation of the huge bama project The report of the commission suggested operation by a corporation which would be formed in the interest of the farmer HOME FROM CONVENTION Len Kelly and Joe Ogle of berly returned today from lin where they attended two- day convention of the Missouri Ice Manufacturers Association Negro Suspect in Slaying Held A transient negro was arrested here Moberly police and sheriff officials and Wabash cial agents as a suspect in slaying of Charles F Bryant Wa- bash yard patrolman at St Louis yesterday Descriptions of man wired to St Louis and he will be held for a reply AIR MAIL OPERATORS TO GET PAY WASHINGTON Dec 17 Postmaster General Brown told air mail operators they must face a 10 per cent cut in A committee was appointed work out how the deficiency ot over in the amount allot ted for carrying the mails by air can be made up Brown said that while the desired to help the op- he wanted them to ize that cuts in their pay would have to be made if the service waa maintained within the limit of tha appropriations available SCAVENGER FISH OUTSELLING HOGS NORFOLK Neb Dec 17 and carp despised scavenger fish that are seined from Nebraska lakes to protect other members of the finny tribe are high hatting the hog a clan that usually all oret the scavenger fish in price looks and class The scavenger fish are at six cents a pound tha hog brings only an average of cents a pound The state fish and game ment always finds a ready market for buffalo and carp in New York and other Eastern centers FLOWER IN OKLAHOMA MUSKOGEE homa state flower has farmers sons climbing trees Mistletoe which grows high on the elms brings the to a day C S AGENTS MAKE DRY RAID AX KANSAS CITY Dec 17 I Twelve alleged violators of tha prohibitory liquor laws were ar- rested last night at Marshall Mo by seven agents in charge ot George P Small deputy trator for western Missouri Those arrested were brought C here arraignment Small said liquor was confiscated at five of the eight places raided
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