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   Daily Capital News and Post-Tribune (Newspaper) - April 16, 1933, Jefferson City, Missouri                                A Sunday Combination MORNING CAPITAL NEWS mnd EVENING POSTTRIBUNE DAILY CAPITAL NEWS JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SUNDAY APRIL 161933 VOLUME 3 NUMBER 2 SENATE WILL CURTAIL TAX COLLECTIONS Auditor Smith Says Extra Work Has Been Given His Department and Then Appropriation Cut JRJAISE PRJSON FIGURE Voted by Senate as Compared With hy House Drastic Cuts for Others State Auditor Forrest Smith yesterday said the appropria tion for his office passed by the senate wouldrequire con siderable curtailment of tax collection activities during the next two years Chief among the proposed activi ties which Smith said would be ham pered because of the reduction is income tax collections Smith had planned an extensive campaign of delinquent income tax collections which he said promised to be fruit ful It will be necessary for this of fice to rearrange its plans Smith said and make provisions for op erating on a much reduced appro priation although the legislature has given us considerable more du es to perform Although the senate reduced the appropriation item from which was the same figure as for 193132 to for 193334 the legislature has given us extra work to do that will cost between and forthe biennium Under a bill passed by the pres ent legislature and now a law the work of making county audits was taken from the counties and placed with the state auditors office Pro vision is made for ten auditors at a year each and as traveling expenses will run approximately 000 a year for each This new work of is going to require considerable cur funds No additional appropria tion was made for this work Drastic Slashes When the senate had finished amending the house appropriation bill it had reduced the amount the should receive from the gen revenue fund from to S316333 increased the amount from the highway 385000 and the blind pension fund from to The senate got put its paring knife again yester lay for further operations upon kpuse appropriation bills Considerable progress toward f j bringing appropriations down to the I state tax commissions revenue es timates already had been made and if the recommendations of the sen f ate appropriations FORMER LOCAL BUSINESS MAN DIESIN TEXAS FrankJ Vetter Founded the Mace Tile and Monu ment Plant Frank Joseph Vetter 63 native resident of this city and former local business man died at oclock yesterday after a lingering illness at his home in El Paso Texas according to word received by rela tives Mr Vetter had been in failing health for the last 15 years He left here 14 years ago with his family for Texas in search of climatic con ditions more favorable to his health He was born and reared in this city where he spent the major por ion of his life Mr Vetter founded he firm on west Main Street now known as the Mace Tile Monu ment Company He engaged in the monument business here for a long period of time Surviving are his widow who was Kate Piefcrich of this city before her marriage seven children Lawrence Vetter of Ft Worth Texas Otto Walter Luke Tom and Miss Inez Vetter and Mrs Herman Eveler all of El Paso four brothers Henry Andrew and Ben Vetter of Jeffer son City and Peter Vetter of St Louis two sisters Mrs Josephine Weber and Mrs Nora Schepker al so of this place Mr Vetter was a son of Peter Vetter who died in 1873 His moth er Mrs Caroline Weber died here March 20 1933 at the age of 96 years While a resident here Mr Vetter was a member of the local Knights of Columbus organization St Pe ters Benevolent Society and of the Modern Woodmen of America Funeral services will be held Mon day at the Catholic cathedral in El Paso and burial will be at that place WF MCDANIEL DIESIN UNN Heart Attack Fatal to Life Long Resident of Osage Co William Frank McDaniel 65 died suddenly at oclock Fri day night at his home in Linn Mo of a heart attack Mr McDaniel was a native rsi dent of Osage county and had lived on a farm near Linn nearly all his life Six years ago he moved to the Osage county seat to make his home He was a farmer and car penter His widow nee Angie Moore fund from to three sons Dorsey McDaniel of reduced the amount Maywood Calif Jesse McDaniel of Crystal City Mo tnd Fred Mc Daniel of Linn and a daughter Mrs Winna Boillot of Kansas City survive His father William Mr Daniel of Linn who is 94 years of age three sisters Mrs Aurelia Frank Mrs Joe McDaniel and Mrs Annie Monroe all of Linn one brother George McDaniel also of that place and seven grandchild o conirnittsG circ followed all the way as is probable f ren also survive more than will be sheared Funeral services will be conduct ed at 2 oclock today from the Linn from the bills payable out of the general revenue All told the senate clipped more than 850000 from the civil list ap propriation but of this amount on ly slightly more than will be saved from the hardpressed general revenue fund since many of the items are payable out of special funds Except for elective officials and department heads virtually all em ployes paid out of the civil list ap propriation will receive a salary re duction of 10 per cent Another large reduction is for the general assembly this bill being trimmed from to making this legislature the toast costly since 1905 Cut Highway Dept The eleemosynary bill carrying total appropriation of of it from the general revenue fund was among the meas ures passed by the senate Fri night Except for corrective amendments the house bill was unchanged Sharp slashes were made in the highway department appropriation measure the item for administration being reduced from to 051250 The item for personal ser vice was cut from to 300000 Among the Items in this bill is 455000000 for construction and maintenance of highways dnr hig the current biennium All highway appropriation Continued on page 1 Methodist Church and burial will be in the cemetery there The Masonic Lodge of that place will have charge of the service FOLLOWS WIFE TO HOSPITAL IN 2 HOURS PORT ANGELES Wash April 15 hours after Jack Wol ton drove his wife to the hospital at Sequim for an operation he was back there himself occupying the next room Returning home Wolton a truck driver had trouble with his car He crawled under tt to make repairs A machine driven by Hays Wood crashed into It giving Wolton i broken leg and severe internal in juries His wifes operation was post poned WEATHER MISSOURI west partly to east Sunday mhi in extreme east n morning rising temperature generally fair Monday wwmcr EXCONVICT FOUND DEADFROM WOUND ST LOUIS April Thomas OMalley 90yearold ex convict who had done penlten Mary stretches aud served St Louis work house sentences wa found dend In his bed here today from an unexplained skull fracture The coroners physician said death resulted from injuries inflicted within 24 hours before his body torodHis scalp had been shaved above a bruise over his left ear and a minor bullet wound was found In his tett thigh During his career OMalley plead ed guilty to larceny burglary rob bery and automobile theft CHARGE PRICE CUTTING BY OIL CONCERNS Special Committee Headed By Armstrong Finds Many Violations ACT Independent Dealers Are to Furnish Him With Suf ficient Evidence Periodic and frequent price sutting particularly of gaso line by large oil companies operating in Missouri was re ported to the house yester day by a special committee The report prepared by Rep O K Armstrong R Greene county chairman of the committee and signed by its other four members says numerous instances of such price cutting with resultant unfair competition have been brought to our attention The committee appointed early in he sesson held several hearings at which independent oil and gasoline dealers from over the state testi fied The other members of the ommittee are Representatives Eu jne Damon of Jackson county Roy rlamlin of Marion county E W Ctouey of Pettis county and Bay less James of Buchanan county The practice on the part of sev eral large companies seems to be ihat of selecting a specific and lim ited territory within the state and dropping retail prices on gasoline n that area two or three cents on he gallon the report says Hurls Independents Unless the independent dealers meet the lowered prices they lose much of their trade the report continues If they do meeUthe unfair esthey then are forced to sell their product at a loss Such practices the report says are obviously in violation of our state laws against pools trusts con spiraies and discrimination and if proved in court are punishable by fine and imprisonment We feel that the attorney gen of the state is clothed with sufficient authority to proceed again st such unfair competition and dis criminations in prices The attorn ey general has assured us that he stands ready to assist independent oil and gasoline dealers in securing justice against any unfair discrim ination We heartily recommend inde pendent oil and gasoline dealers to continue their quest for justice with the proffered assistance of the at torney general BEER FLOW IS CURTAILED HERE BECAUSE AGENCIES ARE UNABLE TO GET MORE Total of 4300 Cases Has Been Consumed in Jefferson City Since Amber Fluid Was Shipment Is All Some Were Able to Obtain What letup appeared in consumption during the first week of legahzed beer in Jefferson City and the immediate trade territory has not been caused by waning popularity of the frothy beverage but inability of wholesalers to receive ajditaonalshipinents to supply the demand it was reported yesterday Nearly all of the dislrib LONG BEACH WOMAN DIED NATURAL DEATH LONG BEACH GAL April death of Mrs Carolina P Home 73 wealthy widow of a pioneer real estate developer was caused by heart disease Dr Frank Webb county autopsy surgeon re ported today of the body late yester da in a fashionable apartment hotel here a towel wrapped about the neck caused authorities to believe Mrs Home might have been slain Dr Webb said there was no evi dence of violence and that the wo man evidently was stricken with the heart attack fell to the floor and died Mrs Romes husband Col Wal ter Home died in 1923 He came to California in 1850 and was a merchant in San Francisco Sacra mento and San Jose MISSOURI FARMER ALLEGEDWHEAT THIEF MONTGOMERY CITY Mo April Lotten 33 a farm er of near Bellflower Mo was re turned today to Hillsboro N D where he is charged with stealing about 1500 bushels of wheat from isolated grainaries on farms He was arrested at his home yes terday and waived extradition Of ficers said his arrest followed a con fession by three North Dakota youths that they all had participa in the alleged thefts Lotten wms working m North Dakota last Threatening Weather In Most Sections of The Country for Easter Low Pressure Area Ex tending in Central Belt Is the Cause MAN HANGS SELF AT LAMAIULL HEALTH LAMAR MO April Lee Denny hanged himself to day from a rafter Of his bwn his farm near Liberal He had been hi ill health The widow and children EASTER finery whether north south east or ventured forth today under skies generally described by the weatherman as threatening but not wholly discouraging to Sunday paraders Except in the extreme south cloudiness and occasional rain was the best the forecaster could do for areas east of the Mississippi River Here and there in the north ern Mississippi valley the more favorable prediction fair was made but disturbances were al most everywhere nearby and out on the Pacific Coast tempera tures were dropping Those who were disappointed at missing a bright sun could blame it chiefly on a low pres sure area extending hi the cen tral belt of states from Canada to Mexico On the Atlantic Coast start ing at Maine the weather bu reau travelled all the way to Florida before mentioning a state with sunshiny Easter weather Wisconsin drew the most favorable forecasts as re ports moved west but in con trast there was a wintry mantle of snow over wide sections or Arkansas Oklahoma and Mis souri brought by an outofsea son storm SLOT MACHINE IN DITCHUNCLAIMED Report It Was Carried From Local Pool Hall Has Been Denied A slot machine was found yes terday in a ditch in the Grandview utois reported yesterday they were unable to secure more consignments because of everincreasing orders at the breweries Some had received their first shipment and that was all They expect more early this week however Since the new 32 per cent beer became legal on Friday April 7 4300 cases have been consumed in Jef ferson City and the trade terri tory This represents a total of 103200 pints an expenditure of ap proximately at fifteen cents a pint by consumers of the new product Need More Beer Distributors report these figures would be larger were they able to receive regular shipments and keep their retailers supplied Sales reported by wholesalers here are as follows Jefferson City Bottling Company 1950 cases of Country Club brewed by Goetz Brewing Company at St Joseph Mo Receiving regular ship ments Ramsey Supply Company 850 cases of Budweiser brewed by An heuserBusch at St Louis Unable to secure more Moerschels Products Company 600 cases of Old Heidelberg brewed by Blatz in Milwaukee Unable to secure more Nehi Bottling Company 300 cases of Falstaff brewed by Falstaff in St Louis Unable to get more GodtJard Grocery Company 600 cases of Braumeister brewed in Milwaukee Unable to get more The Jefferson City Produce Com pany has been unable to obtain u shipment of Schlitz beer made in Milwaukee but expects a consign ment this week ONE INJURED IN ACCIDENT LAST NIGHT Paul McDaniel Is Knocked Down By Taxicab on McCarty St HIT RUN DRIVER HELD Negro Caught Trying to Change Plates After a Collision Police officers late yester day afternoon and last night spent several busy hours ar resting four drunks and in vestigating two automobile ANOTHER CASE IS ENDED VIA DEFAULT ROUTEBY SEVIER Judge Again Calls Attention to Rules Two Suits Wed accidents Malcolm Griffin negro of 1117 W McCarty Street will face a court tomorrow morning of driving a car while in toxicated and leaving the scene of an accident A car operated by Griffin which is said to be owned by Leonard Graff crashed into an automobile driven by Joe Kaiser local resident early last night in the 200 block ori Bolivar Street The negro was arrested a short distance from the scene of the ac cident He was changing and at tempting to hide the license plates on the car when taken into custody officers said One Injured Kaiser was going south on Bolivar and Griffin north on Bolivar Street when the accident occurred The formers machine was considerably damaged Paul McDaniels Jr a junior In senior high school and son of Mr and Mrs Paul McDaniels of 611 School Street was slightly injured last night when hit and knocked down by a taxicab drjven by Wil liam Loethen 410 UnionAvenue The accident occurred at the cot ner of Lafayette and McCarty Streets Loethen was proceeding west on McCarty and McDaniels and younger brother James were cross ing McCarty Street on the west side of the intersection Eyewitnesses reported the older McDaniels youth jerked his broth er back from the pathway of the machine and was struck himself He was taken to a physicians of fice where his injuries were treated and then went to his home His in juries aie not serious Caused Disturbance Two men who gave their names When Judge Nike G Sevler sus tained a motion rendering another judgment by default in the Cole county circuit court yesterday he gnve further indications lie will ad here strictly lo court wiles and regu lations and expects attorneys to do likewise The judgment wns awarded Rich ard Pohlmanu against M H Moiso and Obermau find Company a cor poration of this city in the sum of The suit was brought against the defendants to recover wages Pohhnann filed the suit on No vember and it wns made an swerable at the February term of court tliis year On February 11 the defendants filed n demurrer Aftei hearing arguments by the counsel on February 11 the court overruled Ae demurrer giving the defendants cave of 10 days to answer On April 14 attorneys for the plaintiff filed a motion for default judgment when he answer was not relumed in sisting that the motion be sustained In sustaining the motion Saturday novning the Judge granted the at torneys for the defendants a leave intil May 1 to seek Lo have the ac tion set aside Two Suits Filed Two suits to collect on insurance policies were filed for the May term in the circuit court yesterday The actions were brought by Lc ona L Clatterbuck against the cen tral Mutual Insurance Association a corpornlion and by J R McCul loch against the Security Benefit Association also a corporation Mrs Clatterbuck seeks to collect an additional of n in surance policy on the life of her husband Robert W Clatterbuck She alleges the company paid on the policy but has refused to pay the1 WINTER STEPS OUT TO GIVE THREESTATES WHI1HASTER Wide Areas in Arkansas Oklahoma and Missouri Arc Covered by Heavy Blankets THREAT TOOZARK FRUIT Five Inch Snowfall at Springfield Wires Down in Many Sections and Rivers Near Flood Stage FORT SMITif Ark April arose from its icy grave today to spread a blank et of snow over a wide area in Arkansas Oklahoma and Missouri setting alllime rec ords for late snowfall in many sections Damage from the snowstorm mounted into the thousands of dol lars tonight with communication lines down flood waters rising in ninny streams and early spring truck berries and fmlt bearing the brunt of the clnmage Orchnrdisls iu the Ozarks fruit empire northwest Arkansas northeast Oklahoma and southwest Missouri watched thermometers ap prehensively Lonighl The mercury was scheduled to go slightly lower and a heavy frost was predicted Freezing temperatures would mean a heavy loss lnjhe j to Springfield BADLY WRITTEN BUTJGOOD WILL PIERRE S D April It didnt take Charley Eros long to make his will Realizing he was dying last Octo ber he took a pencil and a piece of paper and wrote as follows I leave all my property real and personal to Emil Bechtel Pleas noti b 1IU1UC fy him as he have to fide the minks and addresses as Carson Goins of Good boy all Millersburg Ky and Earl Cundiff The Eagle lodge pay an 100 dolof Eldon Mo are languishing in ar funeral expens Do not luk for the county bastile this morning as relative I got none m a UILUII in me vjiranctview me community a short distance west of G consistcd of some town alleged to have created at the home Jefferson City Ownership hid not at Tl Aberdeen 20 Mae Barton 323 Rear E hppn not live minks and other personal prop determined at a late hour last erty and a 51o00 insurance policy I The division of taxation which wi uuitci t vy imii received an inheritance tax report saw the machine as he was drivfrom his executor today said it was ing to the city early yesterday a perfectly good will morning He notified Sheriff Snor grass who drove out and viewed the remains The sheriff said the ma chine had been so badly mutilated that it was useless to bring it Jo the city Police said they had not been no tified that any place had been rob bed of slot machines recently A former private detective said he had been reliably informed that the machine was carried out of a local pool hall early yesterday morning but all owners of the pool last night denied that any contrivance as a slot machine hart such been carried premises away from their Police said they were never no tified when crap games wereheld up or when slot machines or other gambling devices were carried a way They said the owners piob ably felt they could not complain The grand jury recently jn ses sion here failed to investigate re ports of gambling declaring n its report that this matter could be taken care of by local officials FIREMEN NEEDED HELP TO SAVE STATION OMAHA April chief problem confronting firemen at Station 21 today was that ol keeping the home fires from burn ing They solved it by calling the fire department Unable to reach a fire on their own station house roof the fire men telephoned their buddies of Company 5 several miles away Ladders available at No 21 station wouldnt reach the roof but valiants from No S speedily climb ed aloft on theirs and extinguished the blaze after it had devoured 30 CANARIES AROUND ILLINOIS ALTAR BISHOP HILL ILL April twittering and chirping of canaries tomorrow will join wor shippers in a symphony of Easter joy at the Methodist Episcopal Church In gilded cages festooned with flowers and halt hidden in a bank of floral decorations a dozen or more feathered songsters will occu py places of honor on the their songs of joy to be added to the Easter carols of the congrega FATHER OF MRS FRED SHAW DIES William Tellyjohann father of Mrs Fred Shaw of this city died yesterday at the home of another daughter Mrs Jerome Johnson in Columbia Mr Tellyjohann was 78 years of age Two other daughters Mrs Frankie Rice of Columbia and Mrs Louis Ackmann of Hartsburg Mo also survive Definite funeral arrangements had not been made last night BUTLER MO BANK TO REOPEN SOON BUTLER Mo April Officials of the Farmers Bank ol Bates county and the Peoples Bank both closed Dec 19 under a morto rium have announced that the In stitutions will reopen Monday pay ing per cent on former depos a result of a disturbance they arc Miller late Saturday afternoon Police reported the pair went to the Barton home drunk and pro ceeded to wreck the place They broke the windows in the house and damaged other property and furn iture the officers said Another alleged inebriate John Rhinehardt who gave his home ad dress as Memphis Tenn was ar rested in the 300 block on Lafayette Street He was reported to have terrorized residents of School Street by entering front doors of several homes and then quickly fleeing j TIRE EXPLODES AND YOUTH IS INJURED SALINA Kan April Clifford Davis son of Mr and Mrs J R Davis rural route 2 St Jo seph Mo was dangerously injured this morning when a tire he was changing exploded driving the rim of the car wheel against his head The skull was fractured Pieces of bone were removed from the brain by physicians who said chances for recovery are meager Davis is at tending Kansas Wesleyan University here He is a member of the foot ball team and is a letterman De spite the wound Davis walked into the hospital for an operation SMOKING HILLS OF COLORADO ATTRACT MARSHALL Colo April smoking hills of Marsh all are attracting public attention after fifty years of puffing and blowing about themselves Prof Philip c Worchester of the University of Colorado geology de partment believes the fires probably are of the same origin as those un der old Carbon mountain at Du rango which is disintegrating Since the Durango alarms many people have visited Marshalls smoky show The five is in coal beds under sand hills in this region and probably re sults from spontaneous combustion vina Frances McCulloch and In ad HUou interest froi 19 lii9 for vexatious de lay on the part of the defendant concern and for attorney fees A petition seeking approval of he court on the sale of the East End Drug Store by the assignee George Luce wns presented to the circuit clerk yesterday The drug store was purchased by William Stone of this city for after Judge Scv icr had ordered H sold to satisfy creditors SON OF MRS HILL HELD IN ACCIDENT Noted Golfer Returns Find Youth Held for Manslaughter to KANSAS CITY April Stuart Hill 17 son of Mrs Opal S Hill widely known golfer was charged today willi manslaughter and leaving the scene of an acci dent in a motor car collision last night which resulted in the death of Philip Thelen 30 to Talihina Okla tip of that state jnitri center of the re Ada snowfall of 7 inch although the weather bin d a total of several inch es The snow melted before nigla H E Baughman assistant U S mcterologist here said the unpre cedented condition resulting In the snowstorm wns caused by the over running of low and high pressure arens Explaining the fall of huge flakes he said the water vapor in the cold upper strata fell in the warm lower strata forming snow The flakes because of their moisture ad hered to each other and were in reality snowballs of hundreds of flakes together Some of them were three inches in diameter FayeLtcville Ark reported the deepest snow eight inches assur ing that section a white Easter and setting an all time record there Telephone nnd telegram service to northwest Arkansas and southeast Missouri was disrupted Only one line to the north was open tonight Many towns were isolated Wires Are Down Around Bcntonville Springdale Rogers and Gravette Ark and I UIIIA V I M V tit IV HL1U Hill was arrested shortly before north into Missouri wires and poles his mother returned home after an absence of almost three months during which she participated in seven golf tournaments in the south Friends met her at the union station I am terriblysorry over the death of Mr Thclen Mrs Hill said and the trouble resulting from the acci dent My welcome has developed into a tragic homecoming Police said the motor car in which Thclen his wife and their twoyear old son Donald were rid ing collided with a motor car which did not stop after the crash A J Wallace whom police Iden tified as a companion of Hill later was treated at a hospital for cuts on the face The hospital reported the incident ami Hill wns arrested He wjts arraigned inte today and released under bonds Wai lace and two other youths police said were riding with Hill Jack Lacy 18 and Tom Morris 18 were placed under bonds for ap pearance at Hills preliminary hearing FARMERS ELEVATOR HASJFILED SUIT Attorneys for the Farmers Eleva tor Co a corporation brought suit in Justice of the Peace John G LcsliSs court yesterday against Roger V Smith for The company alleges the defen dant is indebted to the firm in the sum set foith in the petition for goods and merchandise were broken by the weight of the wet snow Gangs of linemen were at work but the damage had nob been repaired tonight Traffic on Payetteville streets was blocked as the snow broke limbs from trees Jobless were put to work clearing the streets Skylights gave way as the snow piled up Adding to the damage small streams over the section swollen by heavy rains and the melting snow threatened to overflow The Black and St Francis rivers in southeast Missouri were expected to go out of their banks Flurries of snow were reported as far south as Shrevcport La A five inch fall at Springfield Mo was the heaviest April snow there but a snow in that section May 2 1929 holds the record for the latest snow GALT MO WILL NOT TOLERATE BEER GALT MO April hearty prosits that have rung out in other parts of the nation since 32 beer became legal have had 110 echos in Gait This village of 467 persons is the only community in Grundy county where the new brew is not on sale The town has one restaurant but the building owner will not permit sale of beer on the premises Tlia two general stores do not sell it nor is it for sale in either ot the two hotels Gait residents seeking an oasis take their thirst to Humphreys four miles east of   

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