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Daily Capital News and Post-Tribune (Newspaper) - April 23, 1933, Jefferson City, Missouri A Sunday Combination of The MORNING CAPITAL NEWS EVENING POSTTRIBUNE DAILY CAPITAL NEWS i Vjttiji1 LUME 8 NUMBER 3 i sssssgsniij ROOSEVELT MAC DONALD IN ACCORD ON FINANCES As Each Turned to Advis ory Staffs It Was Evi dent Both Had Much in Common CONFER OVER 2 HOURS wrency Stabilization Em phasized Opposition in Congress Is Expected to Melt Away WASHINGTON April both international and domestic fronts President Roosevelt drove forcefully ahead today with his program for worldwide currency stab ilization to hoist commodity prices and end depression He and his guest Ramsay Mac Donald Great Britains prime min ister with a host of advisors stu died methods of steadying the worlds monies and gradually re suming the gold standard Meanwhile the chief executives principal means of attaining this goal was arousing a storm of dis sension in congress but was des tined before many days to receive congressional approval This was the section of the in flationary legislation pending in ttii under which the presi JkWt would be empowered to reduce the gold content of the dollar With this authority Mi Roosevelt could make agreements with other na tions whereby all would reduce the gold backing of thenmonetary un its and those now off the gold standard gradually resume it The hoped for result would be a world upward swing in commodity prices and the elimination of the huge barrier to international trade that lies in widely fluctuating for eign exchanges To Work Sunday Mr Roosevelt and Mr MacDon ald were in conference for nearly two hours surrounded by aides and advisors They canvassed the main problems of the coming world economic conference with es pecial emphasis on currency stabi lization Then they instructed their advis ors present to work through the day and tomorrow on relating the multiple problems so the meeting of statesmen can resume Monday to agree on a course of action At the capitol political lines drew more tightly in debate with conservative Republicans outspoken against advocates of the ad inflationary plans Sharp words were flung in both senate and house presaging even stiffer conflict before the votes that appear destined next week to give Mr Roosevelt the wide author ity over money that he wants That he and Mr MacDonald found themselves in accord on the crucial nature of the currency question was clear tonight Each turning now and again to the advisory staffs headed by Sec retary Hull and Ambassador Lind say it was evident that the ends sought by both had much in com mon Would Start Machinery The British leader put it into words later when in addressing a gathering to honor him at the Na tional Press Club he said both he and the president felt no sys tem of mere national economics could get what they is for the machinery of production and consumption to begin going around again Terming Mr Roosevelt quiet forceful and courageous he spoke the millions of men in Great Britain and this country who want work but cant find it and families who want to be clothed and can not be There is spare labor there is potential demand he went on yet by what sinister device are those who want to clothe the naked be ing kept from clothing the naked As though to anticipate the ques tion it had been asserted a while earlier in official American circles that unsettlement of world curren cies was a factor for trade disor ders which would be attacked in the presidents discussions with Mr Continue on Page 2 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SUNDAY APRIL 23 1933 FIFTY BLOCKS OF STREET TO BE RESURFACED HERE DURING COMING SUMMER Curtis Estimates The Badly Depleted Vehicle Fund Will Be Sufficient and Hopes to Hold Cost to 10c a Front FootR F C Work Too Fifty blocks of street are to be resurfaced here durhijr the summer according to Street Commissioner W A Cur tis Curtis said the approximately remaining in the vehicle fund would be sufficient for the purpose with what would be collected on gasoline tax during the summer Last year the cost of resurfacing streets was about lOc per front foot Mr Curtis said and he did not believe that cost would be exceeded this year He said the streets on the improvement program are in all Married Couple Among Jr College Graduates Here James and Opal Howard Worked and Went to School This Year WHEN Howard James and Opal man and wife receive their 60hour certifi cates from the junior college here soon they will be the first married couple ever to take part in a local school com mencement ceremony Mr and Mrs Howard who are attending the college in ad dition to working parttime will receive their certificates at the annual joint graduating exercises of the senior high and junior college on the evening of Tuesday May 23 in the college auditorium The couple attended and graduated from the high school and then after marrying en rolled in the college Mrs Howard before her mar riage was Miss Opal Withaup It is an unique honor for the young couple sections of the city Curtis said the Central Park pro ject undertaken to afford em ployment to a score or more of men and as a part of the R p G allottment would not be under the superivsion of the street depart ment Walling Wares Creek also was an R F C project but was paid for out of the Vehicle fund R F C Work Too Curtis said he did not believe the GRAND JURIES IN 6 COUNTIES OF CIRCUIT Judge Sevier Asked Courts to Select Them Early In The Term MURDER CASE IN MILLER Court to Be Held There Next Brown Called Here Grand juries have been or will be called in all the six counties of the 14th Judicial Circuit Judge Nike G Sevier said yesterday Some or the counties Judge Se vier said have been without a grand jury for more than six years There was a time when grand jur ies were called at least once every two years council intended to appropriate Circuit Court was in session here PYTHIANS EXPECT 200 AT MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY James Dunn Jr Supreme Chancellor to Be Piesent at Gathering more money out of the vehicle fund to match the R F c allott ments in Jefferson City The ve hicle fund was hard hit last year when was taken from it for purposes other than street improve ment Part of it was appropriated for the building of the garage and warehouse at Miller and Chestnut Streets and a part for traffic lights on High Street and McCarty Street The fund which at one time con tained as much as has dwindled to now It was hoped at one time that the fund would be permitted to accumulate to a point where the interest from it would maintain the streets and jthe gasoline tax could be lifted With other funds low however the gasoline tax has been used to cov er many expenditures These are unusual times one alderman said yesterday and I am in favor of taking funds where we ianget them Curtis who has been guardian of the fund for years said he did not object to using funds for various purposes up to now but that with the fund low he felt certain the couneilmen would not put addition al burdens upon it James Dunn Jr Supreme Chan cellor of the Knights of Pythias is expected here Wednesday in con nection with the annual spring meeting of the Tenth Pythian Dis trict Association The Supreme Chancellor is mak ing only one stop in Missouri on a tour and that will be in Jefferson City It will be the first appearance here of the highest officer of the lodge in the nation Representatives from the cities in the Tenth Pythian District will hold a meemg Wednesday af ternoon at 2 oclock in the lodge hall at High and Madison Streets The invocation will be by Rev A B Jackson local Presbyterian min ister and Supreme Representative of the lodge and C C Case will give the address of welcome The response will be by Dan V Herider Delegates to the evening session in the House of Representatives at the will ue chosen at the afternoon meeting according to memberships in the district lodges including Jefferson City Fayette Slater Marshall Sedalia Versailles and Boonville At the evening session the Su preme Chancellor will deliver the principal address The meeting is open to the general public The in vocation will be by the Rev Kring Allen of Boonville Mo and Gover nor Guy B Park is scheduled to give the address of welcome Rev Jacksn acting as State Deputy will introduce the Supreme Chancellor and W I Foster of Springfield Mo Grand Chancellor will also speak Nearly 200 Pythians are expect ed here for the afternoon and eve ning sessions J D Witcher and D D Gwinner both of this city are president and secretary respectively of the Tenth Pythian District Association WHATHER MISSOURI Generally fair Sun day and probably Monday slightly warmer Monday and in north portion Sunday MISS FERGUSON WINS SECOND IN CONTEST Miss Sarah Margaret Ferguson daughter of Supreme Court Com missioner and Mrs Charles Fergu son of 509 Jackson Street placed second in the district vocal contests held yesterday a Warrensburg un der the auspices of the Central Missouri State Teachers College Miss Ferguson was entered in the sopranno contest and was accom panied by Miss Edna Engelbrecht on the piano She likely will enter the state contests to be held in Columbia May I PIKE CO BURGLAR IS GIVEN 2 YEARS BOWLING GREEN MO April 22 Harrigan 23 of Kansas City was sentenced to serve two years in prison by Circuit Judge E B Woolfolk late yesterday on Harrigans plea of guilty to bur glarize a store at Frankford last September Harrigan confessed officers said that he and Louis Shorter who was killed recently at Kansas City by police after staging a bank robbery had participated with two other Kansas City men in several bank robberies in northeast Missouri for a short time Sat morning and several cases were disposed of In the case of Ida M Happy against the Cole County Bank A W Hap py and Bertha Happy a motion for a change of venue was sustained and Judge R A Bruer was called in to try the case The motion for the change directed against the Judge anci not against the pop ulation Judgment for the plaintiff was entered in the case of Ruth Kirk against L W McCollum and others Next week Judge Sevier will hold court in Morgan County and the following week May 1 in Miller County Several important cases are to be tried in Miller County during the May Term There are 14 crim inal cases 42 civil cases and forty three must answer under terms of their parole There are only 6 di vorce suits Ernest E Russell of is to be tried formurder on Tuesday May 2 The case has attracted wide attention in both Miller and Cole counties WORLDS FAIR TRIP CONTEST STARTS SOON Ballot Boxes Will Be Placed In Miller Theater and NewsTribune FIRST NEXT WEDNESDAY At Least Ten Boys and Girls Will Attend Free of All Charges PEICE 02c Many girls and boys be tween the ages of 12 and 18 years in this territory are anx iously awaiting opening of the NewsTribune Free Worlds Fair Trip Contest Wednesday April 26 Nearly all arrangements for the opening of the contest have been completed and the rules and regu lations formulated The contest will be conducted ov er a period of ten weeks a winner of a free trip to the Century of Progress Exposition at Chicago be ing selected each week No boy or girl is eligible to win more than one trip Winners will be accorded a free trip to the Worlds Fair bthe Bea con city Way A large number of progressive COUNTERFEIT CAR LICENSE PLATES Centertown and McGirk Resi dents Arrested by State Patrol TO SPEND WITH NEWSPAPER CALIFORNIA Mo April Stuerke of McGirk Moniteau County is in jail here under a 33 day sentence on a plea of guilty to manufacturing and us ing counterfeit motor car license plates Elba Clark of Centertown today paid a fine of for possess ing a pair of the counterfeit plates Stuerke was arrested Thursday by Highway Patrolmen Burge and Hansen after they had learned he was manufacturing 1933 license plates by repainting and altering the numerals on old plates Clark was arrested after Stuerke confess ed to patrolmen that he had sold counterfeit plates to the NEW YORK April town Center More than will be spent in in news papers Sy the cotton textile indust ry wholesale and retail merchants during National Cotton Week May 15 to 20 it was announced today President George A Sloan of the Cotton Textile Institute said the to tal sum would be and that newspaper advertising would be in the form of quarter pages half pages and full pages Clark did not have the counter feit plates on his car when arrest ed but admitted he obtained them from Stuerke authorities said SON IS BORN A baby boy was born to Mr and Mrs John O Callett lfi03 West Main street at St Marys Hospital Saturday The new member of the family has been named John Cas kil Jr Jefferson City merchants are co operating with the NewsTribune in sponsoring this contest offering un usual educational features The plan is simple One vote is given by the merchants with every cash purchase of fifty cents or pay ment of fifty cents on an account If a cash purchase is in the amouni of ten dollars twenty votes may be given This is an illustration ap plying to all amounts over fifty If the purchase Is less than rne dollar however and more than fifty cents Merchants dealing in large Items of merchandise may issue certifi j cates for a greater number of votes but only when signed by a member of the firm issuing such certificate The date of purchase the merchan dise purchased the customers name and number of votes must appear on the face of each certificate Un less these rules are strictly adhered to such coupons are worthless Ballot boxes will be placed in the lobbies at the Miller Theater and the NewsTribune building votes must be deposited in ballot boxes on or before Wednesday evening at nine oclock May 3 for the first pe riod and at the same time on each succeeding weeks The votes must be enclosed in a sealed envelope Other rules and regulations in this contst in which great interest is being manifest may be found elsewhere in an advertisement in this issue of the NewsTribune CUT RADIOSTATION FUNDSjROM BILL The House last night adopted a conference report excluding a clause from the highway department ap propriation bill which would have permitted commercial advertising to be sold over WOS the state owned radio station Control of the stat ion is being transferred from the marketing bureau to the highway patrol Rep Edgar J Keating chairman of the House Conference Committee which acted on the bill said the clause was eliminated because it was believed that it would interfere with newspaper advertising in this section of the state LEGISLATURE HOPELESSLY DEADLOCKED ON FUNDS FOR P S C RECESSES TO MONDAY Labored Until 11 Oclock Last Night Vainly Trying to Reach Some a Fight to Finish If We Never Get Away Says Rep Maxey Hope of completingthe work of the legislature was abandoned at 11 oclock last night when the senate adjourn ed until 10 a m Monday The house after running into an other bitter public utility fight fifteen minutes later also adjourned until Monday Chief of Police Falls Heir to Mayors Office Room in the City Hall 7T Better Place to Interview Prisoners Nifty New Uniforms Soon conference room for the k chief and new uniforms for the patrolmen are to be part of the new deal effective in the city government on and nfter May 1 Chief John H BruneiSatur day formally actiuired the desk used up to April 18 by Mayor Asel and two years prior by EW Jenkins Mayor Means Ray said he would not need either the mayors desk or the mayors office and Inasmuch as the chief has no place in which to confer with suspects he offer ed him both the desk and the office The present hot room is in adequate Not more than three persons can gather in the place at one time and sometimes it takes half a dozen persons to conduct successful confer ence The new police will appear in their new uniforms on May 1 They willwear eight point caps with bright new shields double two rows of brass buttons For the summer they are to have dark shirts and Sam Brown belts NEW POSTMASTER NAMED FOR FULTON R Taylor Succeeds Fred D Williams Who Has Resigned W R Taylor of Fulton has been designated as acting postmaster of Fulton by the postal authorities in Washington D C to succeed Fred D Williams resigned Taylor received the notification of his temporary appointment from JURY HOLDS RUTH JUDD IS INSANE STAYS ROPE Trunk Killer Stares Blank ly Ahead and Disjslays No Emotion as Verdict Is Read REP ELSJIER PARENTS Turns Away When They Embrace Her Silent as Husband Tells Her She Is Not to Die FLORENCE Ariz April out what appeared to be a hopeless AP Rnfch Judd cleadock late today won her fight to Lay and Maxey contended that escape the gallows when a the reduction in the public service jury of twelve men nrlinHwrl commissions appropriation would I her insane Shortly before it quit for the weekend the house rejected a con ference committee report recom mending a reduction of in the public service commissions appropriation for ratemaking inves tigations Two of the ablest floor fighters of the house Representatives Hen ry P Lay of Ben ton county and Herman O Maxcy of Bates county led the opposition to the confer ence report Its a fight to the finish if we never get away from here Maxey told reporters after the report had been rejected New committees will be appointed in an effort to iron verdict she Jan asylum seriously handicap the commission in utility audits and appraisals necessary under the law before the commission has authority to order reductions in utility rates before the house fight broke pet out Lieut Gov Prank G Harris signod the highly controversial Bu ford utility bill and sent it to the house for Speaker W H Merediths signature Meredith said he would sign it between now and Monday after which It goes to the governor who will have 30 days after acljourn Sne hnd been scheduled to be hanged for the slaying of Agnes Leroi Friday April 28 Under will bn the the committed to p m ftt The verdict was returned by a vote of nine to three the minimum number of jurors allowed under the law having signed it The crowded courtroom broke j i Mi ment of the legislature to act upon C ecrs wllen ihe of Judge It EL Greens court read the jurys finding after one hour and 57 min Is this the mystery bill ask ed Senator Edwin Noltc R St Louis as the clerk finished read ing the Biiford bill t The chair is unnole to answer thelatorrogallon Harris replied Lay said acceptance of the con ference report on the public service commission appropriation would be a bigger favor to the XJnion Elec tric Company of St Louis than passage of the Buford bill So hopeless did Hie house dead lock appear that one tired repre sentative remarked to a colleague Looks like Christmas now doesnt it Today was the 109th day of the session or the 30th over the regu lar 70day period The house last night also rejected a conference committee report on Lhe educational appropriation bill The conference committee recom mended an appropriation of 809452 for the University of Mis souri for which the senate appro priated 31750000 utcs of actual deliberation Mrs Judd was riot present when the verdict was read She was brought into the ot th8 Prison rr while the cheeringstill was in gross pro Congressman Clarence Cannon The report was shouted down as Taylors appointment as acting Pulton postmaster will be effective as soon as his commission is re ceived and continues until the reg ular appointment of a postmaster Williams the retiring postmaster was a Republican Taylor has fawn an active worker in the Democratic party for more than a quarter of a century During the last campaign he was a member of the Roosevelt advisory committee under Senator Harry B Hawes of St Louis A REAT OCULIST SAN FRANCISCO April grapefruit squirt deflector consisting of an umbrellalike shade on the handle of a spoon which op ens as the utensil is jabbed into the fruit and folds up neatly along the spoon handle as it is lifted to the mouth was demonstrated here today by Dr B L Hooper 148 SENIORS 20 COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE Joint Annual Commencement Exercises to Be Held at Auditorium Tuesday May 23 A total of 148 seniors of the senior high school will receive their diplomas of graduation and 20 students in the junior college will be awarded degrees and certificates at the annual joint senior high and junior college commencement exercis es to be held in the college auditorium on the evening of Tuesday May 23 Dr E L Hendricks president of the Central Missouri State Teachers College at Warrens burg will deliver the com mencement adress and the di plomas degrees and certificates will be awarded the graduates by Mrs W CIrwin president of the Board of Education Following these exercises win ners of scholastic and other awards for the school term will be announced by Principal i C Deaton and Dean George J Linker Commencement Week opens on Sunday May 21 with the annual baccalaureate services in the college auditorium be ginning at oclock in the evening Rev A B Jackson pastor of the Presbyterian Church here will deliver the baccalaureate address Sixteen sophomores in the college will be conferred As sociate in Arts degrees They are Henry Andcae Helen Baer Lois Beagle George Bruns Carl Eveler Eva Harryman Ray mond Kruse Royal Miller Er ie Rhodes Mayree St George Herbert Schultz Harold Smith Roger Stillwcll Marguerite Taylor Dale Turner and Hel en Wchuipyer Four college rtudente will receive sixtyhour certificates They are James Howard Opal Howard Francis Poepsel and Robert Richtcr The senior high school grad uates are as follow Thelbert L Newton Hazel Dwight Nixon Bernel Ochner Herbert L Ousley Mildred Ma rie Owsley Marie Payne Tom H Parrish Maurice Payne Al ice N Pohlman Henrietta Forth Dorothy M Prenger Ed win H Prenger Dwight Ira Phillips Leila pyies Ed S Ramsey Alliene Reavis Velma Rcavis Kenneth R Roberson Hazel Victoria Robertson Lu cille Rockelman Elvin Rockel man Martha Caroline Roesch David S Ross Charles Rost Clifford L Schell Arthur Scheppers Bernice M Schmidt Edmee Schroeder James F Schubert Nadint Scott Lucille M Scifert George Blanker Mark Frederic Slicker Dorothy V Stadler Loraine M Stieferman Mil dred Stillwcll Nora Margaret Stock Sam Joseph S Summers Esther Marie Sun dermeyer H a r old Andrew Thomas Gladys Marie Thomp son Martha Ellen Tippett Mil dred Jane Trippensee Galen Boyd Vandament Price Vaugh an Charles Virth Grayson E Viles Hazel Wade Ray A Wade Brsnt Friend Walker CTaud ia F Wattenbarger Dora Ann Wehmeyer James R Whelan Rose Mary Wickham Chioe Virginia Williams Helen Char lotte Williams Ola Marie Wil son Erna Marie Wintermcyrr Thata Weltering James Har Cpntinued on page 4 too high Unless the Public Service Com mission is granted what Lay Max ey and their followers regard as an ample appropriation for ratemak ing Investigations pnEsagc of the civil list bill by the house was re garded as Impossible A large appropriation It was be lieved woiId be knocked out by the senate HAS BEST PLAY IN CONTEST AT M U COLUMBIA Mo April play On Guard written by James Suddath of Warrensburg was among the five best submitted in this years dramatic arts prize contest at Missouri University the list selected tomorrow by of Kansas City The Hero by Allean Lemmon of Columbia Ma Tollivcrs Gold Ear rings by John Chancellor of Co lumbia and A Good Provider by Mary Dene Hughes of Columbia The final winner will be chosen after the plays have been produced Other plays in by judges follow The hope of James Precdman SCHOFIELD QUITS AS CHIEF OFHATCHERIES E L Schofield of Aldrich yester day resigned as chief of parks and hatcheries for the Missouri game and fish department Schofield had been with the Je years having for Southwest Missouri in the enforcement division until last year when he was placed in charge of the parks and refuges Schofield purchaaed farm near Aldrieh and will reside there partment for six been field warden TO FATHERS BEDSIDE City Treasurer and Mrs Roy Cob ble departed yesterday for Jack son Mo to be at the bedside of his father O W Cobble 83 irtip is seriously 1U She sat In her chair and did not Indicate any understandingof what had happened even by the nicker of an eye when her husband Dr William C Judd sat down beside her took her hand and explained that she is to go to the state hospi tal for insane Instead of to the gal lows Turns from Parents The Rev and Mrs H J McKir neli the 28yearold womans elder ly parents embraced her and kissed her She turned her head so the caresses fell on her check and she did not return them Calmly she walked out of the room between two matrons who threaded their way through the surging stillapplauding crowd Her face was expressionless and she kept her eyes straight to the front She had said not a word when the wardens automobile whisked her away from a side exit of tlis courthouse back to her prison cci to prepare for her transfer to the asylum in Phoenix The verdict is in effect a re prieve for Mrs Judd until such time if ever her sanity is adjudged to have been regained County Attorney Will c Truman declined an offer of the court to have the jury polled and thanked the jurors for their quick return of a verdict The verdict is entirely satisfac tory to the state he said Mrs Leroi and Hcdvig Samuel son were slain on the night of Oc tober 1G 1931 in Phoenix and their bodies Miss Samuelsons dis membered shipped to Los Angeles in trunks Mrs Judd was arrested there a week later and returned to Phoenix to be tried convicted and sentenced to death for murder of Mis Leroi She was not tried for slaying of Miss Samuelson Her appeal to the supreme court was denied and a month ago the Arizona board of pardons and par oles denied her appeal for commu tation of sentence Law Saves Her Only the fact that Arizona law forbids execution of the death pen alty on a person who has become nsane while awaiting death gave iier another opportunity for life through the courts of Arizona All day the 12 repeat edly have been warned that they aie engaged in an unemotional civil procedure for adjudication of the sanity of an hypothetical individ ual whose fate is of no concern to quietly listening to final arguments of counsel The woman waited ohin cupped ki hands lor jnry to ooimneooe deliberation She paid no apparent heed to wordy arguments of attorneys she stared around the packed court room Throughout the day she said not a word showed In
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