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Daily Capital News and Post-Tribune (Newspaper) - July 5, 1931, Jefferson City, Missouri A Sunday Combination of The MORNING CAPITAL NEWS and EVENING POSTTRIBUNE VOLUME 1 NO 15 HOLD WIFE FOR DEATH OF SPOUSE ATBAGNELL Mrs Georgia Richards Stoutly Maintains Hus bands Death Was Acci dental ARRESTED BY POLICE HERE Accompanied Husband to Hospital Friday After Shooting Near the Dam site Mrs Georgia Richards was ar rested here yesterday morning charged with the murder of her hus band David Richards who died at St Marys hospital Friday night from a bullet wound The shooting took place Friday evening in the Sedalia hotel near Bagnell owned and operated by Richards and his wife The man was first taken to Eldon for treat ment and later brought to the hos pital here The bullet entered the left cheek and ranged downward into the throat Richards was un able to articulate Shortly before he died his wife who accompanied him here gave him pencil and pa per He wrote Let me sleep He died a few minutes later The woman would not explain the hsooting Friday night She main tained it was an accident and fuserf to elaborate on that statei ment At police station yesterday she told a reporter that her hus band had been hunting I was in one end of the hall and he was in the other when I heard shot He was down when I reached him When informed murder charges had been filed against her she became hysterical A woman wouldnt shoot her own husband she cried It has been done a policeman re marked calmly Asked whether her husband was in the habit of hunt ing with a pistol she said he had this time Sheriff Charles E Abbott of Mil ler County and his deputy A S Gunn arrived shortly after noon yesterday with a murde warrant signed by George T Nichols justice of the peace Sheriff Abbott who lives at Tuscumbia said he received three telephone calls from Bagnell shortly after the shooting He said the person who asked that a war rant be prepared against the woman said the shooting followed a quarrel over another girl He said he did not investigate the case and that he was not familiar with all the facts He said he had been told the woman shot her husband in the leg more than a year ago The woman said she shot some j man who had stabbed her in the I but denied it was her husband She said she did not know the mans name She also admitted she had been arrested on a liquor charge but was subsequently freed when it developed the whisky was found in another house After the death of Richards at Friday night the woman phon ed his brother in St Louis She drove to the toll house here and waited for three or fouv hours for the brother He had not arrived at a late hour yesterday The womar takerto Tus cumbia last night and will prob ably be given a preliminary hearing before Justice Nichols Monday DAILY CAPITAL NEWS ffer CTilg JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI Fourth of July Here Is Marked by Exodus to Vacation Grounds Day Passes With a Continuous Pop Pop Bang Late Downpour and Wind Dampen Holiday Efforts With at least 50 per cent of the population seeking the wide open spaces for a twoday vacation the Fourth of July in Jefferson City was only passingly insane The young men about town threw torpedoes exploded fire crackers and contrib uted to the patriotic din un til late in the night The police were reluctant to break it up but they did chase a few who persisted in tossing fireworks under automobiles or dangerously close to the heels of the pedestrians Sev eral were brought into police sta tion and lectured Its a hard mat ter to brea1 up a practice that is somethingover a hundred years old said one policeman He call attention to a city ordinance which was designed to curtail the sale and display of fire works Some lawyer sometime ago declared the thing would not hold water if put to a A Young Couple Who Planned to Marry I Are Found in Park I EAST ST LOUIS 111 July young man and young woman from Springfield Mo were held by police here today after they said they had eloped from their homes They gave their names as Eugene Allen 19 and Irene Fisher 18 and said they intended to get married although they had not car ried out their plans They were arrested in a public park here last night and told police they were on their way to Steuben ville Ohio to the home of the young mans brother Communicating with their faH lies police redeived permission of Allens father for his marriage but they did not get the consent of the girls parents BLAZING OIL WELL STILL DEFIES WORKERS KILGORE TEXAS July Fourth of July meant noth ing to thirty workmen who toiled today to extinguish Texas biggest pyrotechnical and Gradys burning oil well near here Four Oklahoma miners were su pervising the drilling of a tunnel beneath hot earth to a point of 25 feet below the surface When the well casing is reached they will tempt to shut off the blow of oil from below B F Elackie Delong clad in an asbestos suit busied himself about the task of hooking cables to red hot boilers and other equipment in the center of the blaze prepartory to shaking them out TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ENDSJN SHOOTING CLEVELAND O July A minor traffic mishap at a busy street intersection here today ended in the fatal shooting of one motor ist by another Prank Perelle 35 was captured afte rthe killing of Otto J Lowen berg 45 recently advertising man ager for a large department store Sher eand formerly of Washington C Polk3 reported Petrelle attempted a left hand turn and smashed into Loweubergs automobile As Lowen berg alighted Petrelle jumped from his car brandishing a pistol and shouted you killed my child He shot once officers reported the bul let entering Lowenberes forehead Petrelle ran but was found hud dled under a rose bush in a nearby yard He was charged with mur der Lowenberg is by his widow and two daughters one f whom Mrs Marian Ring of Washington YACHTS WILL RACE ACROSS THE OCEAN NEWPORT R I July Ten bounding little craft small est only 34 feet long leave here at I p m today on a transAtlantie rave to Plymouth England The yachts all sturdy little sail boats eight Americanowned and two representing England are the smallest ever to engage in the peril ous race across the stormy northern route Word from L Schlimback owner and skipper of the hopedfor Ger man entry Stcertebeker said he would be unable to enter the race After covering 1200 miles in an ef fort to get here on time the Ger man raptain put in at Vigo Spain due to heavy seas Popularity of the smallsized cruising yacht with strong hull moderate amount of sail and a motor tucked away to help out to windward or in gaining harbor led to the contest Ocean racing for small yachts other than along the coast really started with the first Bermuda race in 1907 The first of the fastest contests Englands off shore feature was years ago held only six ST LOUIS DEBTS UP ST LOUIS July though average July temperatures were reported today two persons previously overcome during the 15 day period of high temperatures died bringing the total of fatalities from heat exhaustion to 105 A minimum temperature of 73 degree was reached here eahly to day WEATHER MISSOURI Mostly cloudy cool er in east and south Showers in extreme east portion Sunday Mon day ceneraUy fair test Fire works appear to be es sential to the welfare of the popu lace especially the little ones Par ents seem to believe it is their duty to let the little folks vent their patriotism in this highly dangerous fashion We used to dc it they say Friday night and early yesterday morning automobiles loaded with camping equipment and parapher nalia were speeding to the country The Merchants Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce has been making a practice of declaring two successive holidays whenever poss ible to afford themselves and their clerks a chance to commune with nature The public doesnt mind As a matter of fact it applauds Every family able to afford some sore of a vehicle therefore left Jef ferson City Every bungalow on the i Continued on Page 2 14 DROWNED IN RIP TIDE ONSCOAST Terminal Island Scene of Holiday Tragedy and Death Toll May Mount Higher LOS ANGELES July Fourteen persons are known to have drowned and is felt that the holiday life loss in a surging rip tide which swept the crowded Southern California coast today may mount higher Life guards responded to hun dreds of calls for help Several bath erc were reported missing tonight C B Palmer who saved his life after a hard struggle while at least five others were drowning off Term inal Island near Lori Beach said twenty swimmers were in distress and calling for help nearby Those known to have drowned near Terminal Island were William Nagata 25 University of Southern California student Susumi Sago 18 Glendale Clarence P Haley 30 San Pedro Pedro Caro 24 Los An geler and Eleanor Echevesta 15 Los Angeles An unidentified girl believed to be among the victims was heard calling for help but she had disappeared when guards reached the place Charles Rafferty 50 Los Angeles drcwned near Goss Island south of Laguna Beach J A Bryant 59 Los Angeles lost his life when he was carried out by the tide at Sun set Beach Jack Wyne 23 Los An geles Robert Morris 26 Los An geles and an unidentified Japan ese were drowned at Huntington Beach Coast Guard Cutter 259 was call ed to search for the body of an un identified man who was seen to drown at Sunset Beach Leonard Porter 25 Pasadena drowned at Long Beach when he was unable to make his way shore ward against the tide The power ful current at Newport Beach claim ed the life of ichard Maxson six of Tustin Cal Edward Elivas Jr 13 also drown ed in the surf at Long Beach miss ing at 3 p m his body was recov ered six hours later Life guards said the rip tide was the most dangerous in their ex perience and the number of fatali ties set a record for Southern Cali fornia beaches HOOVER TO RAPIDAN FORA FEW DAYS WASHINGTON July President Hoover went to his Rapi dan camp today leaving his close advisors to keep in direct touch with developments in the morato rium negotiations at Paris Before beginning the 100mile journey he conferred with Acting Secretaries Castle and Mills of the state and treasury departments Castle said later there had been no change in the situation since last nights discussions in Paris which resulted in the settlement of major differences but left some points still in dispute After the presidents departure Castle Mills and Ambassador Calu del were in conference at the state department Hoover had postponed leaving for the camp awaiting develop ments from Paris He originally planned to go last MGIRK MAN NEi DEATH AT HOSPITAL SECTIONONE Twcflty Pages Way John Luenherger Is Suffer ing From Self Inflicted Wound DESPONDENfFOR SEVERAL MONTHS Prominent in Moniteau County Condition Is Critical John Luenberger prominent resi dent of the McGirk neighborhood was brought to the hospital last night suffering from a gunshot wound in his head The attending physician held littk hope of his re covery Luenberger had been despondent and morse for sometime according to members of his iomily who found him shortly after the shooting with a rifle near him The bullet had en tered the right side of the head Luenberger has been a resident of that section for many years Mis fortune apparently has pursued him foi several years Members of the family said that while he had given no indication that he intended to take his own life hp had been silent and depressed for days He has a wife anri grown children Luenberger is well known in Jef ferson City where he has frequent ly visited At a late hour last night his con dition was described critical WITH LOOT WORTH ST LOUIS July tonight were holding Richard C Lebre 22 and his wife Edna 15 of San Diego Cal who had in their possession jewelry and clothing which police valued at 810000 when they were arrested hpre last night Defectives said the couple admit ted they had stolen the articles in burglaries in Rockford and Aurora 111 and Winnie Ark Lebre and his wife were arrested after they had pawned a shotgun which they later admitted stealing The jewelry and clothing were found in a small motor car in which they were riding Lebre told police he read in an Aurora newspaper where a bracelet he had in his possession and which he admitted stealing there was val ued at THE SENATORS CLASH WITH FARM BOARD WASHINGTON July The farm board is facing a clash with senate Republican leaders fiom the wheat belt over its policy on the disposition of last years wheat surplus On Monday Vice President Cur tis Senator Watson of Indiana the Republican leader and Senator Capper Republican of Kansas all party regulars and administration workers plan to go to the board with a renewed demand that it agree to hold last years surplus off the market entirely They have indicated they will carry their plea to President Hoov er ilf it fails to gain satisfaction from the board At the request the President the board recently announced a def inite policy on the 1930 wheat sur policy is to sell of no more than 5000000 bushels a month of the old crop at domestic markets Senator Watson wants all of the crop to be held off the market while the farmer is trying to sell this years crop At least he wants an assurance from the board that it will not sell on the domestic mar ket any of the old crop for less than WPS paid for it CENTRAL MO IS DRENCHED WITH RAIN LAST NIGHT Columbia Reports Downpour That Benefits the Crops Sedalia Also Gets Wet COLUMBIA Mo July Heavy rainfall accompanied by a sharp drop in temperatures brought substantial relief tonight to this section of central Missouri from drouth conditions which already had caused considerable damage to some crops Tonights rain followed a light shower yesterday SEDALIA Mo July Sedalias Fourth of July celebration was ended abruptly tonight by a heavy rain which prevented a fire works display and a baseball game between the Sedalia Athletics and the Dixcels of Alton 111 The ball game will be played tomorrow af ternoon and the fireworks display will be given during the next week A large crowd attended the cele bration at Liberty Park Hundreds of persons rushed to cover when the downpour started No serious accidents were reported in this vi cinity A heavy rain fell throuphout Cole County last night drenching the fields and crops that have been needing moisture for days The rain also extended far south into the Ozarks A heavy rain was reported in Maries County Father Gave Kansas Dry Law Belle Gave Nation a Speakeasy KANSAS CITY July Belle Livingstone New York night club hostess who began life as a Kansas foundling paused here to day en route to Reno Nev where she declares she will open a mod ern Deauvile She told of being adopted in 1885 by John H Graham founder of the Kmporia Gazette and former edi torial writer of the Boston Tran script Mr Graham bought a cow she explained and adopted me so I wouldnt have to go to an orphan asylum Isnt it a scream she said that the man who brought prohibition to Kansas Is my father and Im the woman who brought the speakeasy to New York VETERAN PILOT IS KILLEDJN INDIANA PERU Ind July veteran airplane pilot and his youthful companion crashed to their deaths today when their Waco biplane failed to come out of a loop The dead were Milo Poff 33 proprietor of the American Flying Corporation at Peru and Ray Cun ningham 19 Peru q passenger in the small ship Poff at the control had put the plane through several loops but failed to right the ship and it plunged into the ground from a high altitude Both were killed instantly when the plane fell alongside State Road 31 three miles south of Peru FIREWORKS INJURED MANY HERE SEVERAL SERIOUSLY TOLL IN NATION 155 DEAD OUTINGS C TflJOTAL Nations 155th Birthday I Celebrated With Many Fatalities and Injuries ONLY TWOHLLED FROM FIREWORKS Brownings and Accident Result in Heaviest Loss of Life on the Fourth ST LOUIS July Injur ies to 234 persons most of them children incident to Independence Day observance here today were reported by hospital authorities to night Pour cases were described as serious Policemen called today the quiet est Fourth of July of their experi ence The nations 155th birthday par ty yesterday took a toll humar lives that had approached the 15f mark late last night Unlike former years firework accounted for only two1 in the southwest and the other in New England Automobile accidents and drown ings each had accounted for more than fifty lives or twothirds of the total Twelve were drowned in Los Angeles Scores of Injuries many serious were also reported from traffic ac cidents due to the crowded condi tions of highways Fireworks although not causing as many deaths as in previous years accounted for scores of in juries Wisconsin alone rcproted 42 such casualties Airplane wrecks were responsible for six deaths and one man was tilled in an automobile race in Colo rado The rear guard of the heat wave sweeping eastward took four more lives in Pennsylvania and one in Ohio as its death toll nearcd 1300 VETERAN EDITOR DIES AT LEBANON LSBANON MO July J E McKessen 67 editor of the Lebanon Republican died at his home here today McKesson began his newspaper career in Kansas City whore he was born He served one term as prose cuting attorney of Laciede County His widow and four children sur vive BOY 8 IS OMAHA July KILLED Donal Rullman 8 died today from injur ies received Thursday when struck by an automobile driven by Mrs H K Peterson The lad ran into the street to chase a baseball A TABLET TO THE NEW YORK July bronze tablet inscribed He Tried Make Others Happy will be to erected in St Louis to James Eads How millionaire hobo It will be dedicated with virtual ly no ceremony July 22 the firsl anniversary of Hows death nounced Jeff Davis international president of the Itinerant Workers Union Hoboes of America today Davis said the tablet bearing the dates of Hows birth and death and the name of the donating organi zation will be placed in the river jungles at the foot of Eads Bridge in St Louis which was a congrega ting place for hoboes Permission has been granted to erect the tablet on a concrete post on government property there he said TWO MILLION DOLLAR DOWNPOUR IN OZARKS SPRINGFIELD Mo July rain called by agricul tural officials of the Ozarks dis trict a downpour be gan falling here shortly after 8 oclock tonight causing a decid ed drop in temperature and bringing relief to crops Officials at the government weather bu reau here said the rainfall was fairly general throughout the Ozarks region The rain is es pecially beneficial to the Ozarks tomato crop with more thnn 50000 acres planted in the re gion SEVEN ARRESTED FISHING WITH ILLEGAL SEIN Bui the Fisluinien Allege the Net Was Approved by Game Official Charges were filed against seven men in Justice W P Smiths court late yesterday for seining with a net of less than 2 inch mesh The complaint was filed by Dep uty Game Warden Morgan In the absence of Prosecuting Attorney Nike G Seviev Justice Smith set the case for next Saturday afternoon H P fcRuf who retained to defend the men said tlie sein appeared to be more than two inches in places and less in others He saic the men had been told by a member of the state gnmo department the sein was legal It is owned by farmers residing along the Moreau Five of the men arrested were members of the Vanloo family one was a Werner and the other a Wil bers Their first names were not ascertained The game warden came upon them just as they were making a good haul He examined the net and declared it illegal confiscating t and informing the fishermen they were under arrest All de clared they intended to fight the case to the last POLICE ON THE HOP THROUGHOUT NIGHT The police car was kept THEIR SIOT Many Cases of Burned Fingers and Lacerated Faces THREW EXPLOSIVES ONTHE PORCHES Mflts and Children Among the Victims of Yester days Vandalism The vicious practice of throwing torpedoes so generally indulged in yesterday and Friday brought se rious injury to at least four per sons A child may lose her sight and the condition of one mans eye was described as doubtful by the at tending physician Two others struck in the face by fragments of the torpedo are In a less serious condition f Despite ccvpjrnlnff by the police torpedoes were hurled with careless abandon and sometimes with sinis ter Intent throughout the day Au tomobiles were favorite targets as were also front porches A score or more persons were in jured during the day by torpedoes used and firecrackers Some of them went to doctors and others home remedies Juanita Hammond 4 daughter of Prof A L Hammond of Lincoln University was probably the most seriously injured A fragment of a torpedo struck her in the right eye She may lose the sight of the in jured eye John Sommerer Jr 13 suffered burns about the face when he was struck by a firecracker His left eye was injured but iot seriously HR is a son of John M Sommerer head of the Jefferson City Baking Company Ralph Donald 22 suffered a se vere injury Jo his right eye when some one throw a torpedo at the throughout last night answerin1010 whlch lle was calls from all sections of the city Most of them were false alarms One womnn said her husband was bout to kill lier When the police cached Uie house they had buried he hatchet and were dwelling in annony Another man whose car vent into a ditch in the Jordan sub busy fJTIio torpedo exploded almost in Donalds face and a fragment struck him His injury is painful but apparently not serious Miss Bernice Bohnenberger 21 1005 West High Street suffered in juries when torpedoes were thrown on the porch of her home One anj division insisted he he towed out at city expense Others complained of fireworks ruining their dispositions and their nervous systems One man reported his cow had strayed away Chief of Police Burger remained at the desk throughout the night He had as many as half a dozen St Louis C ofC Favors Freight Rate Increase ST LOUIS July Communication to the Inter state Commerce Commission from the St Louis Chamber of Commerce asking the Commis sion to grant such increase in railroad freight rate as the Commission may find reason able to help the railroads out of their present financial plight was made here tonight The railroad carriers recently petitioned to permit a blanket increase of 5 per ta frei ht throughout country The chamber of Commerce communication said the question of increasing freight rates was important not only from the railroads but also the citys standpoint No city is being hurt more by the railroads pre dicament than is St Louis where railroad transportation is the chief industry it said Re duction in railroad revenues has resulted in a pay roll reduction among St Louis worfkers FUNERAL OF JUDGE BODE AT IAOS The funeral of Former Presiding Judge Henry B Bode took place yesterday morning from the Cath olic Church at Tw The largge church was crowded and prom unanswered cails on his desk at one 1 time plstoL Some of the calls the chief sus pected were by youngsters who de sired to get the police off High Street so that they might shoot fireworks with impunity Needless precaution They were doing that anyway torpedo struck her on the right leg causing a painful burn and frag ments of another struck her in the left eye Her injuries may prove serious Alberta Rincheval 10 daughter of Mr and Mrs Louis Rincheval 220 East Water Street suffered a deep burn in her left hand by the accidental discharge of a blank COAXES MOTHER TO TAKE FATAL AIR RIDE UTICA N Y July 1 ijr f j ment persons from all parts of the j Mrs Anastia Janicki 56 yielding county were in attendance Father Ebert delivered a sermon and paid an eloquent tribute He dwelt particularly unon his chari table activities and his devotion to his community Burial was mad in the cemetery ai Taos after long coaxing to take an air plane ride with her son Alfred was killed today as the plane crashed near here The son said to be as sistant superintendent of a Detroit Mich factory who had flown the ship home over the holiday was only sHghtly injured FALLS UNDEK TRAIN I CMAHA Neb July Ray Ranie 45 of St Louis was WIND WRECKS PLANE PITTSBURGH KAS July heavy rain and wind storj struck this section late today wreck ing an airplane which had justhcre Anight from injuries suffer landed at the airport and breakin i ofl whcn a critical condition in a hospital windows and throughout the gauged 12 inch was run over by a uprooting trees j train Both legs were sev city The It was the He was attempting to jump a freight car to a tank car precipitation of any consequence inland fell between them Police said Pied from three weeks Rnnie was bumming a ride Richard Schwaller 8 son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Schwaller 311 Ash Street was severely burned about the hands by the premature explosion of a fire cracker Zellna Mason 13 1133 East Mc Carty Street was severely injured about 10 oclock last night when a box of fireworks exploded in face The full extent of his injuries was undetermined at a late hour last night A girl whose name could not be ascertained was struck on the head with a torpsdo while walking along High Street She suffered a cut on the forehead PACIFIC MO MAN DROWNS IN RIVER ST LOUIS July Shutte 20 a shoe factory worker of Pacific Mo drowned in the Mera mec River at Allenton Mo late to day while swimming with two broth ersinlaw Jesse Mahan and Elmer Meyer both of Pacific Shutte a good swimmer ventured to a point in midstream when he apparently became seized with cramps and call ed out Im a goner Mahan near ly lost his own life trying to Shutte
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