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Moberly Weekly Monitor (Newspaper) - January 21, 1932, Moberly, Missouri X ASSOCIATED LEASED WIKE MOBERLY MISSOURI THURSDAY EVENING JANUARY 21 MONITOR MONITOR ESTABLISHED 1888 INDEX EST 1816 DEMOCRAT EST NUMBER 1 ANSWER TO ON RAIL FUNDS Report Earnings 33 Cent Less in 1931 During 1929 FAILED TO CHARGES by iton Dollars Report to Wage Meet Says Jan 21 The presidents came forward the important by labor in of the plea for acceptance per cent wage reduction asserted that earnings of the railroads In 33 per cent less than in if statement presented a I of data on railway earnings the labor proposals joint wage conference union Secure Data on Farm Road and Auto Tag Sales A delegation of farmers from the Middle Grove community companied by a committee from the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce conferred with Carl Brown assistant neer of the State Highway ment at Jefferson City yesterday relative to the status of the road to Middle Grove in Randolph County The road has been designated as a-farm-to-mar- ket road but is not yet included j among the early road lettings A further study of the situation will be made i Roy Stauterman and Floyd man headed the delegation of the Middle Grove farmers including fifteen The committee fromi the Moberly Chamber of Commerce was composed of A E Marriott president Postmaster R R Allen C White Paul Stevenson and James Todd After the hearing department the committee con- ferred with O G Steininger com- missioner of motor vehicle licenses relative to Chamber of Com- merce handling state license tags the coming year The board of di- rectors will make a decision on the matter within the next day or two BtM had they would the arguments of the Tiers on the need for adequate return but they ted picture of railway and a statement was to meet fixed maintain credit I Willard chairman of the committee of nine once into a statement financial status of the rails Y that In 1931 72 com- alled by 90 million dollars their fixed charges Concessions Made presidents made no sub- concessions rto the labor but they assured the em- that individual would go as far as they to remove the fear of un- One of the principal the brotherhood was definite assurance of of enormous reduction has-been made in operating the presidents claim carriers because or to pay their charges eet the principal of that are for U.S BOATS RESCUE ROOD VICTIMS Coast Guard Aids Red Cross Workers With Relief in Mississippi Delta GLENDORA Miss Jan 21 Jf boats by experienced sailors and led Cross workers traversed the Mississippi delta today picking up concentrating he homeless at refugee centers and distributing food to thousands made destitute by high waters the more than wide sector m half dozen ies covered by rampaging began crashing through the work ot rescue and went forward in organized fashion Coast guard boats laden with food brought much needed last night to the little town of County to 72 companies which failed by 90 dollars to earn their fixed to 1931 and unless earnings can number that will not earn charges in 1932 will be as 1932 there will come due ana the principal of road bonds mortgages it trust obligations and loans the statement ex- must be to avoid said demonstrate how widely the of a default would be felt y- pointed out that life companies own 3 billion railroad bonds and have policy holders while and mutual together own in railroad bonds help to support insurance and savings of to savings banks railroad credit was re- the ability of the roads to employment would be greatly they said for the roads present conditions were un- to make adequate for maintenance End The meeting adjourned at noon general chairmen of the unions still here presented ratt presidents will be resumed morning when the called into with the executives j was interpreted a i indication that negotiations a conclusion on Page 4 OFFICIALS THROUGH HERE Wa- president now one accompanied by passed through Mo morning enroute to Franklin were S E chief operating officer and chief engineer E superintendent came to Moberly with them went to Kansas in Mober No 17 From here Strain bearing Mr Franklin and Mr Cotter was flocked f pom flooded bason The Tallahatchie anc worked most of the havoc -in the when they burst through their after weeks of were less menacing but at a score of points the fight to protecting larger towns against threatened rises was con- Although nearly all streams in Mississippi southeast Arkansas bordering the River proper have been rising steadily U S Army the district reported there is no cause for alarm at this time so far as the big river is ed Move to Force Wabash to Resume Paying Interest NEW YORK Jan resumption of in- terest on Wabash way equipment trust certificates were disclosed today by Evans Stillman Co security dealers and the New York COUNTY TAX LEAGUE TO BE FORMED M F Move in Calling Meet Here day to Organize ASSAILS VARIOUS TAX LAWS Urges Fanner to Fight for Himself and Seek Proper Representation A Randolph County Taxpayers League will be formed at a ing here on Wednesday after- noon of next week it was the annual county meeting of the Missouri Farmers tion at Huntsville yesterday The organization meeting will be held at the circuit court rooms in: berly at 2 o'clock Wednesday Plans for formation of the ue were suggested by C A Dell manager of the Moberly M P A exchange following an ad- dress by State Senator H Whitecotton of Paris on the need for lowered taxes and tion of expenses Forty M members attending the county meeting voted unanimously to perfect such an organization It was pointed out that the purpose of the League would be to work toward a reduction in and and a ing of county expenses On de- to form the League an in- was extended to all payers to take part in the ing here next Wednesday the meeting it was ted that J W Wight new dent of the organization should act as spokesman for the county tax committee which was sent to Kirksville today to the al meeting on taxation and reform An waa also extended of the county court County Agent E M Woods and members ot the Farm Bureau to accompany the committee on the trip Besides Son Whitecotton speakers at the meeting were J fD Schindler Mr O'Dell J C Stigall Talt J L Stark Agent E M Woods Farmer Can Help Himself to the farmer is not inV Sen Whitecotton asserted the opening of his ad- dress before the meeting ever the can help self by proper and by proper management I believe I realize as fully as anyone in the state the fight we make a real contest In the past the farmer has not been properly represented in our legislatures laws have been passed that should not have been In the future that proper representation must b6 had we must pick out out- standing reforms needed see that we get results Taxation is one of our est problems Present conditions as to taxation must be remedied With the passage of the new in- come and laws at the last session of the legislature we saw a shifting of the burden Now Rogers Expects Wage Dispute to Be Settled Soon John Rogers local chairman of the clerks brotherhood returned from Chicago last night Mr Rogers has been national wage reduction tions between the various and brotherhood representatives of the Mr Rogers went to Chicago as a member of the executive com- of the brotherhood of the Wabash clerks of which he is Although little headway has been made in the six days con- ference has been in session Mr Rogers reports that the general opinion among those attending is that a satisfactory settlement will be made Representatives of the various brotherhoods he stated are tant for the wage reduction tion to be referred back to the dividual and brotherhoods in the event that a satisfactory settlement cannot be made Chicago In such case it was ed at Chicago the weaker of some railroads be unable to obtain a satisfactory agreement FEDERAL AID is Re- ported with Instant Signs of Fight From Hoover MOVES HE FAVORS ARE SPEEDED ALONG 207 Attend Annual Clover Conference to Hear Delegates and Experts Exchange Ideas RUTH JUDD DENOUNCES Stock Exchange The firm announced it would PRICE BUTTER aJn 21 January delivery of storage dard butter today at a new low record for any storage on the Chicago in futures bottom price was 22 previous low in the February at cents which the February again today seek to prevent the payment of interest due February 1 on the road's 5 per cent bonds if interest due on equipment certificates be not met The Wabash and Seaboard Air Line both in receivership are the only railroads which failed to meet interest and principal re- on their equipment trust certificates during the de- pression These ally considered prime investments are largely held by life insurance companies and institutions The Wabash Railway failed to pay interest and principal ments due December 1 day the company went into ship on three equipment trust ries However it paid interest ot due January 1 This was followed Friday with the omission of interest and principal installment on equipment trust of 1920 An interest payment on the equipment trust 5s of 1922 is offices of Evans Stillman Co that the firm would seek by court action if necessary to block payment of semi-annual interest due February 1 on Wabash mortgage gold ment trust requirements not be met As a last resort the holders of the equipment trust certificates in arrears may act to recover from the railroad the equipment ed against them the burden must be lightened Changes in the income tax laws at the last legislature sion were worth more than all the other laws passed and the new school an excellent move However we did not go far enough we four brackets of taxes and thers should have been six Continued on Page 4 Hawes to Support Bennett Clark ST LOUIS Jan 21 ed Harry in St Louis on personal business and for conferences with Bennett C candidate for the nomination for senator said today he expected to support INSURANCE RULING DEFENDED Assistant Attorney General Declares Courts Must Rule on Passage S JEFFERSON CITY Jan -A letter from Jerome M representative from Jackson ty in the Missouri legislature to G C Weatherby special assistant attorney general protesting against a recent ruling on a brought a sharp reply today from Weatherby termed as a flagrant fraud an opinion by Weatherby which held that the legality of a passed by the legislature is not in adoption of lution expunging the record entry showing after the pre- siding house of fleers and the ernor have signed the It is most astounding in that it places the office of the attorney general state in the position of upholding one of the most rant frauds ever perpetrated the State of Rep wrote The measure was a to exempt Missouri stock fire and casualty insurance companies from payment property taxes in lieu of a two percent per year tax on gross premiums col- The question was by of tive in June 1 ords of May 2 showing that the had passed The bin had been signed May 14 by Governor Weatherby's opinion held that a regularly passed cannot be des by adoption of a resolution expunging the record entry ing its passage It is well to by wrote that the elementary duty of the attorney general is to uphold law as written The court alone must settle the tion as to whether a law in fact received the vote where the record recites it receive such vote Otherwise the attorney eral would possess the power to repeal laws if upon some vague and unsatisfactory evidence ered outside of court by means of ex parte statements or davits he concluded they were lawfully passed It offers a new method hitherto unknown for the repeal of laws All you say concerning the part that fraud and conspiracy played in the vote of May 2 may be true We neither controvert nor affirm it because we have no knowledge as to that from which we can form a belief but true or untrue for the reasons above en we could not have considered it the opinion about which you complain Reconstruction Program Due t to Reach White House by Tomorrow Bulletin WASHINGTON Jan 21 today adopted the conference report on the federal land bank completing congressional action The house had approved the measure earlier Jn the day and senate action sent it to the White It is the first of President ver's emergency economic relief proposals congress Two hundred and seven gates interested farmers and townspeople of Randolph County attended Clover Prosperity Conference held at the Circuit Court rooms today under the direction of County Agent E M Woods The court room was packed and County Agent Woods stated that it was the most successful meetings ever held in the county The meeting was opened by lard Terrill of Huntsville president and minutes for the last year's session were read and approved County Agent E then the pose of the meeting gave a few facts on the annual report of the Randolph County extension ment for 1931 and stressed the importance of maintaining soil The principal address of the morning session was given by A Albrecht professor of soils of the College of Agriculture who gave an of the type of soils ound in in Randolph bounty and outlined the of proper care is proper sare of the soil in order to retain its fertility Following his address an open discussion was held and then the meeting was adjourned for luncheon with the Moberly Ro- tary Club At the afternoon session C A Helm professor of Field the College of Agriculture was the principal speaker Low Fertility Costa If soil fertility goes down the cost of production of farm ducts must go County Agent Clark actively in against Charles his M campaign Hay and due February 1 It was said at tlie OPPOSES COMPROMISE IN RADIO SUIT WASHINGTON Jan 21 Senator Elaine introduced a lution today ordering the justice department not to or otherwise settle its antitrust suit against the big radio tions until the senate has acted to protect the public interests Charles M Howell chairman of the Democratic State Committee Both Clark and good Hawes said I not see that Howell will be a contender for the tion As I view it this campaign will develop into a wet and dry fight between Clark and Hay On that issue I could do nothing else than take the wet side and Clark Hawes added that while he con- prohibition the ing issue he would support Hay for he were nominated BABY CHICKS START EARLY AND CHEAP SALISBURY Mo Jan looks as if we are to have a late spring this year Last year the baby began arriving at the Salisbury postoffice on January 17 The to arrive in 1932 were awaiting delivery at the local office this morning There were 100 of them and seemingly all of them were trying to testify to reduced prices as their vocabularies seemed limited to word cheap Last season baby chicks passed through the Salisbury office WASHINGTON Jan 21 j Congress boosted two of the dent's proposals for ng business to the very top of the legislative hill today and pre- pared for the that will speed them on their way the White House Only the routine ol adopting a conference report stayed the de- parture of the re- construction measure tol Hill Both houses had to act on it but this was regarded as only a matter of a few hours The to add to the capital ot federal land banks was completely through the house Adoption of a conference report ironing out the differences between that branch and the senate came shortly after the house met The senate yet has to adopt the report In Opposition to Hoover But while these measures ing tull presidential approval were approaching the White House there emerged from a ate committee a running counter to Mr Hoover's wishes This was an authorization of lor direct aid to tiie proved by the manufactures com- and instant signs of sition from administration Republicans In debate the senate heard Senator Glass W Va describe Secretaries Mellon and Hyde as in disagreement over the legality of loans the Wilson tion made to Europe after the war The house talked about a variety of subjects with now and then a mention ot the agriculture supply which it had under consideration Committees on both sides were active with such subjects as tax es on amusement nava construction disputed nominations a home loan bank system consolidation of the and departments and th SCORES RATE HIKE ON LIABILITY RISKS ST LOUIS Jan 21 Sharply criticizing increases of 25 to 50 per cent in Missouri auto- mobile liability insurance rates announced this week by the tional Bureau of Casualty and Underwriters Matt F Morse secretary and general ager of the Automobile Club of Missouri today advocated state supervision of such rates The Missouri Legislature Morse said should laws providing for supervision of casualty rates by the state insurance department similar to its present supervision of fire rates Morse announced liability rates would not be raised by the in- which handles insurance for automobile club members f THE WEATHER Cloudy tonight rain in east and extreme south portions colder Friday partly cloudy to cloudy rain in extreme portion colder in east portion Weather Here Today 6 a 54 de- grees Wind south sky cloudy raining 8 a degress 3 p degrees stated such as corn The field crops oats Wheat and timothy are drainers on plant food hi the soil and this plant food must be replaced to gain satisfactory results Clover is one of the cheapest and best methods of returning this plant food to the he added Mr Woods gave the following analysis as to the acreage in dolph County of the various farm products or 389 acres corn acres wheat acres oats acres soybeans acres sweet clover 300 acres alfalfa 236 acres clover acres timothy acres and sor on Page 4 KANSAS DEBATERS HERE TOMORROW Moberly Junior College Team Faces Strong Op- ponent in Match One of the most interesting de- bates of the season is scheduled for when upper division debaters of the Moberly College meet the team of the sas City Kas Junior College The Moberly team composed ot Howard Stamper and Kenneth Neal will defend the affirmative of the That Congress Should Enact tion x Providing for Centralized Control of Industry The subject is regarded as a particularly in- one because of the meas ures proposed for federal in the present crisis 0 f The debate be public speaking room Q sas A fair-sized crowd operation ships of bars on American o'clock The City Kas College has been as one of the strong debate schools in the Moberly Junior College lower di- vision debaters and a team from the Missouri Military Academy at Mexico debate yesterday in the college public speaking here A clash the de- bate lacked some asm shown when the speakers are talking for the vote of judges It was however interesting and the Moberly Carson vis and Mary Ruth Grubbs de- bated in the good form which has characterized ances throughout the year Kenneth Franklin and Ray Col- cord were the military academy's representatives Arthur Slagle of the Moberly squad acted as man Oklahoma Bank Robbed Floyd One of Suspects Okla Jan Three men one was to be Charles Pretty Floyd desperado robbed the Dover State at Dover 30 miles south of here this afternoon escaping with Ohio Republicans Endorse Hoover COLUMBUS Ohio Jan 21 Republican state tral committee today approved administration of President ver and passed a resolution in- dorsing him for NURSE REPORTS NEGRO MADS ATTACK ON HER ST LOUIS Jan 21 year-old graduate nurse reported to police today she had been attacked by a negro in a vacant house when she went there shortly after 7 a m to an- swer a call for professional ices in response to her ment for a STREETS WASHED Downtown were being washed today by two under supervision of Street Com- missioner J E Bell and Ed Forbis chairman of the city council's street and alley committee Coates street from Johnson to Morley Reed from Union Station to Tannehill and the inter- downtown streets were be- ing given a stream of water directed from a fire hose nozzle were speedily ed again but temporarily least they presented a ter appearance Clover Delegates Guests of Rotary The value of agricultural ducts was stressed at the Rotar Club meeting today where the Clover Conference were luncheon guests George W Catts agricultural for the Kansas City of Com merce cited the value of ture compared it- with the value of other industries and urged that more attention be given to Missouri's basic wealth The delegates were welcome by W N president of Rotary and Willard Terrill ex pressed the appreciation of the in being back again To day was the third time the farm group had entertained bj Rotary Another Woman Attacked in Hawai Jan 21 Another case of criminal assaul upon a woman stirred Honolulu today when medical authorities after investigating the story o Mrs Toka Okazaki 29 and mak ing varying reports as to its ac curacy concluded she had assaulted been URGES YEAR TRUCE ON WASHINGTON Jan 21 SENATE REJECTS MOVE TO SEEK LIQUOR VOTE Jan 21 JP The senate today refused to go on record as welcoming state da on prohibition repeal and A two year truce in the laws as a wartime measure o relief was urged upon Presiden Hoover today by Charles F Ab bott executive director of th American Institute of Steel Con struction Abbott said he told dent destructive competition has driven to unreasonably lovi levels eliminated all trace o profits BUSINESS HOLIDAY ENDS Jan 21 Urbana's business is ove Ordered by R Har mon to restore confidence afte two banks had closed it was re- by him last night after two days -had gone far to renew faith of citizens in banks remaining open She Leaps From Chair a Screams at Alienist for the Defense MAKE HIM GET OUT SHE CRIES TO LAWYER Doctor Had Said He Convinced She Was Sanei and Would Tell of Crime COURTHOUSE Ariz Jan 21 Judd leaped from her chair during ler murder trial today to denounce Dr Joseph Catton of San alienist You get out of she rising with flashing eyes as the tall rist approached her chair during brief court recess Make him get out make get she appealed to her at- S- I won't have you near she cried swinging again to confront J Dr Catton You talked about me Get out Dr Catton backed away turned and left the room as fense counsel the matron and r George W Stephens defense ist attempted to quiet Mrs The finally was return to her chair i tering I won't have him near He talks about me He's acted like Glares at Entry She sat nervously clasping unclasping her bands glaring ai grily at the doorway which Catton had Spectators stormed the i of the county court house fort to reach Judge court room to the first day of One woman jammed in REPORTS RECORD YEAR FOR DRYS i W C T U Speaker Say Wets have Lost Every Move to Handicap Prohibition Nineteen thirty-one was a rec rd breaker for the Mrs ohn Alderson declared at a meeting of Mound Women Christian Temperance Union a ler west of town Records for the past year show a remarkable quickening o action on the part of every organization in the sh of the eighteenth amendment has been upheld Congress has beate every measure by the j ed corridor outside the wets to handicap effective of the law v Amos Woodcock the national prohibition reports the oi law en- of the federal A youth with people of 43 denominations las for its the studying ot facts about the amendment The National Convention in Little Rock went on ord as support ot prohibition Opening the ing yesterday Prayer circle lea by Mrs Elizabeth Lyons song My Faith Looks up to scripture song Un- answered J J Breusch and Mrs John prayer circle sentence prayers Lord's prayer Mrs Minnie Breusch read and Mrs Alderson gave fainted before could force their side She was room and revived f- J wealthy P of a friend of Mrs Judd two victims Agnes Anne Lei and the to the court room to b3 sworn Not Included As Witness name but County Lloyd Andrews did not him he called witnesses Defense counsel did not roll of their witnesses The jury of 12 men and one ternate was seated without delays immediately after court Herman Lewkowitz of counsel said Halloran did pear to be sworn as a witness 1 He was called by an interpretation of the scripture said The county aE A Praise Him Praise Him A song Praise Him Praise and the W C T TJ benediction closed Mrs L A Heiman will direct a study of Revelations 3 Ethel Warren will be in charge of the prayer circle when the Un- ion two weeks with Mrs E H Cooper 1000 West Rollins street Probe Into Hertzier Death Continues torney did not read his full Andrews declined Dr Catton before Francisco to appear as a said he was convinced was sane and that he to tell the whole story of th crime before the trial Sheriffs ana police officers day continued their investigation into the M D Hertzier watchman who was killed night Prosecuting Attorney Lawrence Holman tional suspicious characters have been brought in and One or two new leads also developed which are being Search of Ault street reveal anything of much value Among the papers round were several notes held by Moberly Kansas City and Iowa persons Most of these believed as they were not cured One note was for an- other for and a third was for Several others for er amounts were also Among the personal papers found were several pictures and other similar ial of obscene nature it was said Three hundred and fifty dollars in government bonds in the bank deposit box gether with the found on his person the night he was ed brought the total amount of cash left to about This amount is far below that which FILM MAKERS AN ADMISSION WASHINGTON Jan 21 The motion picture theater try today vigorously against the proposed V the wartime admission taxes exhibitors At hearings before the Ways and Means Committee Pettijohn of New York counsel for the motion producers and distributors of erica Inc opposed the tax half of the motion picture try Thirty other of motion picture home at failed to park baseball circus beaches and similar joined in the protest The administration has a ten per cent tax on all sions cents Favors Debt Cancellation v MARYVILLE MO Jan of war and adherence to World Court were advocated today by Dr Burris Jen Kansas City minister and in an address before the ly of the Northwest State College Dr J programmed for two dresses here today HOOVER INVITES SENATOR WASHINGTON Jan it was commonly understood he j President Hoover today had possessed Thad Brown of Ohio to be a ber of the radio commission in TO RUN FOR CONGRESS 1 fiance of the opposition of i ST LOUIS Jan 21 man couzens of the Senate assistant Attorney-General Lee B j commerce Committee 3 Ewing of Nevada Mo in St.Louis j contest was promptly today announced he would be candidate for one of the thirteen FIRE tOSS places as KANSAS CITY Jan served two terms as cuting attorney of Vernon County was assistant attorney-general for three years under John T Barker delegate to the Democratic al convection in 1924 and a elector in A fire in the third story Kansas City Star yesterday caused damage publishers estimated at the library and contents one e the of tho paper's radio station
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