Daily Capital News, February 12, 1938

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February 12, 1938

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Daily Capital News (Newspaper) - February 12, 1938, Jefferson City, Missouri DAILY CAPITAL NEWS Jefferson Citys Leading Leased Wire of the Associated Press and United Press PUBLISHED EVERY WEEK DAY MORNING EXCEPT MONDAY VOL XXVI NO 252 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12 1938 PRICE THREE CENTS Stark Favors Pensions for Worthy Aged Governor Declares It Is His Purpose and Desire That All Over 70 in Need Be Assisted Possibly Some Eligible Persons Off rby Error Proper Action to Be Tak en to Adjust Mistakes He Adds Defends Field Workers jib Gov Lloyd C Stark yesterday Centered the old age assistance caused by his order to purge the lists of ineligibles by declaring that it was his purpose and de sire to see that every worthy per son over 70 gets a pension Replying to charges that many eligible persons have been re Provide Appeal Forms Old age pension recipients taken off the rolls may appeal to the state social security com mission for a hearing by obtain ing forms from county or state headquarters George M Ha worth administrator announced late yesterday Upon receipt of these forms properly filled out in duplicate the state commission will give reasonable notice for a fair hearing Haworth said It is wholly unnecessary that the appellant be represented by legal counsel at the hearing be fore the commission If it is disclosed at the hear ing that the appellant is entitled to receive assistance under the social security law the state commission will forthwith car ry out the letter of the law moved by the social security com mission the governor said it is possible that errors have been made In such event proper ac tion will be taken by the board to adjust the errors Dan Nee Seen as Slrongesf Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate by Observers Internal Revenue Collector Known to Have Such an Ambition McKittrick Despite Possible Bid in Recent Talks Given Little Chance Senate Delays Crop Ad Vote Until Monday Ford Officials At K C Deny HLRB Charges Garner Dons Hated Formal Attire to Be Host to Roosevelts WASHINGTON Feb President Garner donned his hated tailcoat and stiffbosomed shirt tonight The occajjrn was the tradi tional dinner of the vice presi dent and his wife for President and Mrs Roosevelt Garner got out of it last year under an agreement whereby he and the president cancelled their din ners for each other but he failed to make such arrangements this year Oners invited included Mrs Woodrow Wilson cabinet mem bers and their wives Governor James V Allred of Texas and Mrs Allred Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan majority and minority leaders of senate and house James Roosevelt son of the president and Mrs Roose velt and Jesse Jones head of the reconstruction finance cor poration and Mrs Jones Offices Reserved For Law Revision Group in Capitol Committee to Convene on Tuesday to Begin Work Under Donnelly When the first session of the states law revision committee meets here next Tuesday it will have quarters on the third floor of the capitol occupying rooms 319 to 323 which have been held in reserve since the adjournment 11U51 me enurs of the assemhiv earlv sumana u gels me noa ne W1U The from me assemtlly eal4idslfcsWI5 becomeacandidate If they argue nuns nf r1ri fnllrs or ihp ppts tlio cicmai miaVitv By Capital News Stiff Writer In the state capitol where poli tics is the principal business aside from the transaction of official af fairs and in the capital city where conversations revolve around pol itics political speculators believe that the race for the Democratic nomination for governor has al ready begun While probable candidates have been talked about since early last year Attorney General McKit tricks fiery attack upon the re moval of socalled chiselers from the states pension rolls and his avowed disapproval of the state sales tax was believed to have been his early bid for the governorship However the consensus of opin ion in the state house is that Mc Kittrick will not be the next gov ernor nor that it is probable that any other elective state official will fill the executive position Brown Not Exempted That opinion does not exempt Dwight H Brown secretary of state believed to be one of the strong possibilities for the nomi nation although he has not made any announcement that he might seek the place Decision Is Reached by Contend Firm Not Guilty Leaders After Chamber Refuses to Send Bill Back to Conference Overwhelming Support Is Forecast by Barkiey Clause Preventing Farm ers From Dairying or Cattle Raising on Re tired Land Changed WASHINGTON Feb leaders agreed late to day to delay a final vote on the farm bill until Monday after the measure ran into a flurry of crit icism This decision was reached sev eral hours after the chamber re of Unfair Labor Prac tices in Its Kansas City Assembly Plant Constitutionality of Labor Act Attacked Termed Void Without Hearing on the Case Set for Starting Next Monday KANSAS CITY Feb Ford Motor Company filed with the regional labor relations board here today a denial that it had been guilty of unfair labor practices and contended the na tional labor relations act was void unconstitutional and with out force measure back to a conference with The motor company s Skipper of American Tanker Captured by Rebels Reports He Was Beaten by Captors Captain J E Lewis Arrives at Gibraltar With Story Rubber Hose Was Used on Him Every Day of 16 Days He and Crew Were Held GIBRALTAR Feb Captain J E Lewis skipper of the American tanker Nantucket Chief said tonight he was beaten with a rubber hose every day of the 16 days he and his crew were held prisoners by Spanish insurgents at Palma Mallorca The Nantucket Chief arrived the house which already had ap proved the bill Majority Leader Barkley D after asserting the measure i would win overwhelming sup was contained in an answer filed by its attorneys replying complaint issued by the to a labor board that the company in its here today and prepared to sail for the United States My body was a mass of bruis es Lewis said in an interview after making a full report of his experiences to the American con sul In an emaciated condition after the ordeal the skipper said I am the happiest person in the world I am lucky to have es caped a firing squad He said he had been told while in jail that he had been sentenced to 17 years and four months im prisonment for trading with Spanish Reds Meals in the prison consisted only of a plate of soup a few beans a jar of water and a bit of bread daily he stated Lewis said he suspected a Ger Right now yesterday to be more said an agreement had been i j reached to vote on the bill finally by p m Monday The sen ate adjourned until Monday Minority Leader McNary R Ore had served notice that half a dozen opponents of the bill still desired to speak exact those who believe they are politically wise figured that Dan M Nee internal revenue collector for the western district of Mis souri with offices in Kansas City stands the best shot at the guber natorial chair Nee has been mentioned as a probable candidate for the office for the past two campaigns and his close friends know that he has had an ambition to be the chief executive for a long time How ever political circumstances have arisen each time which have elim inated him before he ever made public his desire for the office Active in Demo Politics Political observers here believe that Nee stands closest to the head of the Kansas City organization and that if he gets the nod he will of old or jganizing throughout the state and 4 r KT Jne gets the signal mignty Phil M Donnelly sure to be the nominee from members of the house who iJeoanon has been here frequently i Nee has been active in during the past ten days making cratic politics his life He arrangements for the beginning served a term or two as prosecu of the committees work Donnelly I ting attorney of Greene county his fear the displeasure of pensioners at the election next November Attorney General McKittrick al ready in the fray has declared that persons declared ineligible were not chiselers He said they had been misled by the adminis trators of the law and has made appeal forms available Many Letters Received is chairman of the group home section and made a good The first group comprised of record He followed that by fill 16 senators and representatives I ing the office of state commander Kansas City plant had been guilty of unfair labor practices it was signed by H C Doss man ager of the plant here Hearing Starts Monday C J Eagan regional director of the labor board said a hearing on the case will begin Monday The companys answer stated enforcement of the labor act Oversight Imperils Proposed Trachoma Institution at Rolla The vote on refusing to send would deprive the company of the bill back to conference was 48 to 31 Approve Normal Dairying Clearing the way for final ac tion the senate settled a con troversy that has run throughout the history of the bill whether to prevent farmers from going into the dairying or cattle raising busi ness on land retired from the production of major crops Mem bers from cattle and dairy stales had clamored for such a pro Vision vThe restriction was included in its liberty and property without due process of law because it would be denied its legal and con stitutional right to contract free ly with its Under the act the Ford reply stated the respondent would be denied a hearing before a United States court the board is visted with exclusive right to find all the facts including those on which jurisdiction and the respon constitutional rights de il The company contended the act the original bills passed by both purports to control and regulate houses but was missing when thej intrastate commerce conference report came in In itsj The authority providing for place was a provision that farm Continued on page 2 will be employed until May 15 when they will be followed by another group and still another iwill convene three months later Both the governor and the so the Lebanon senator acting cial security commission have reI as chairman for each group ceived many letters since the com mission cut 2400 persons from the rolls Feb 1 Our chief purpose and only de first Gov Those comprising the committee as named by Stark are as follows Senators Delmar Dail Marceline M E sire is to see that every eligible I Casey Kansas City Jos H Bro person over 70 gets a pension and gran St Louis L N Searcy I personally feel that the amount j Eminence Ed A Barbour jr should average at least a Springfield Gene Frost CassviUe month said the governor AverI Koy Mabee Unionville Repre of the American Legion organiza tion and made himself well known over the state during his term of office That was followed by his appointment to the revenue post in Kansas City where he has strengthened his political ac quaintance and according to the figures here hes a contender who Continued on Page 2 age payments for February were The governor denied that his statement yesterday was prompted by outstate criticism of the pen sion administration or by McKit tricks speech condemning the branding of ineligible pensioners j ington as Stark said that complaints against employing a larger crew of field workers were without merit He pointed out that feder eral social security board regula tions required reinvestigation of each pensioner We employed a large tempo ry force in order to hurry inves vestigations so that average pay ments could be said Stark He estimated that the pres sentatives V E Phillips Kansas City Glen Evans Macon Dick B Dale Richmond Roy Hamilin Hannibal who has since refused to act Ed R Caldwell Perry A J Sherwood Dexter C P Junge Cole Camp A B Cluster Wash Riol of 600 Inmafes Over Oil Worker is Shot After Row With Wife CONCORD Mass Feb 11 disturbance by 600 against food served at the institu tion and recent parole board rul ings was quelled tonight by re OKLAHOMA CITY Feb Herring 34yearold Shawnee oil field worker was in critical condition in a hospital here tonight from three bullet wounds he told police were in flicted by his wife Lieutenant John von Elm of the police detective department said Mrs Herring arrested later acknowledged she did the shoot ing He said no charges had been filed Herring told us he had an ar gument with his wife the detec tive related He said she told money so shoot him the awarding of unearned wages to former employes and their re instatement the reply stated would deprive the respondent of its right of trial by jury Hits Powers oi Board The powers sought by the board are powers reserved to the states under the constitution be cause the board is constituted as the investigator complainant prosecutor trier of the facts and Continued on 2 Legislature Voted Funds but Failed to Pass Act Authorizing Erection It appeared probable yesterday that the slates trachoma hospital at Holla will not be built at least not until after an other legislature has been con vened and has corrected over sights of the last assembly The last assembly appropriated funds for construction of the building at Rolla but failed to1 provide statutory measures au thorizing Its construction Recently Gov Stark asked that State Auditor Forrest Smith re lease the money for construction man member of his crew of giving the insurgents details of the Nan tucket Chiefs sailing plans Most of the crew of 34 were Ameri cans When captured the tanker was bound from a Russian port with a cargo of oil for Barcelona The skipper said the capture was made by three ships flying insurgent flags about 70 miles from Barce lona The three ships turned their guns toward us ordering me to heave to he asserted When this was done the crews of the other boats boarded the Nantucket The first thing they did was to smash the wireless aerial Then they arrested me and took con trol of the ship taking her to Pal ma At Palma we were forced to discharge the oil cargo After he was put in jail Lewis said he did not see any of the crew again until the sixteenth day when he was freed The in surgents took him to Cadiz by sea plane where he was told the Nan Continued on Page 2 License Fees Paid By All Delinquent Liquor Merchants Paul Wrights Fate Is Put in Jurysjiands Told by Judge to Acquit Defendant if it Finds He Was Unconscious at Time of Slayings lapse of Memory No Excuse Court Asserfs Verdict of Murder in First Degree Second Degree Manslaughter or Innocent Possible Bulletin LOS ANGELES Feb deliberating two hours without reaching a ver dict a superior court jury try ing Paul A Wright for killing his wife and best friend was locked up at 10 p m 12 p m CST tonight It will resume deliberations at 9 oclock tomor row morning LOS ANGELES Feb Judge Ingall W Bull today told the jury trying Paul A Wright for killing his wife and best friend that if it finds he was unconscious at the time of the act you must acquit him I He completed his instructions at p m p m central standard time after which the ju i went to dinner Deliberations 22 Dealers Heed Warning jbegan at 8 p m io p m CST of Two Days Ago toj An hour later the jury sent lor n n i i la number of exhibits including Pay Up Or Close i photographs introduced in the trial and medical depositions made in Liquor dealers in Jefferson Chicago with reference to a sterli City delinquent in payment ofjzation undergone by the defend city license fees who were warned I ant a couple of days ago to either pay up or close up have com plied with the request to the last man of them according to City Clerk Henry W Ells Mr Ells reported to the city It was one of the chief defense contentions that from the time Wright came upon his wife and John Kimmel in what he testified was an abnormal embrace until he found himself standing overhis council Tuesday night that 22 fatally wounded victims with dealers had failed4o secure the licenses by the deadline date or a Feb 1 and asked the body forsleepwalker Memory Lapse No Defense Judge Bull said if the jury instructions The council turned the delin of the building with Smith requents over to Police Chief Harryfound indications Wright might fusing to comply with the request g Mackey with instructions to have forgotten details after the because as he slated there was force collection or close unlicensed shooting that any lapse of mem no authorization for expenditure formatory guards and state troop Members of the committee willjers be paid S10 per day and will be The trouble started shortly after allowed 55 per day for expenses 4 p m as the recreational period Coal Industry Takes Blow in Courf Verdict Speculate on Choice of Stark for Circuit Judge KANSAS CITY Feb question was raised here tonight whether Gov Lloyd C Stark would name a T J Pender gsst choice as circuit court judge or make an independent selection tor that there was no authority for delinquent with the matter drag release of the funds and that so ging along for two or three far as he knew there is no way months and when ordered to around the difficulty which has iin the institution yard ended j Six hundred inmates formed in j line at guards orders but refused jto enter the reformatory They toward the south yard with He gave her the money Parole Hearings for 31 Scheduled Feb 1416 Parole hearings will be held tion board The death of Judge Daniel E Bird a Pendergast man who ex pressed from the court bench Ms admiration for the Kansas City organization leader created the first vacancy in the court since Stark became governor Names included in the specula tion of possible choices were gate broke ranks and milled j Feb H 15 and 16 for 31 inmates i William F Woodruff chairman around shouting their protests I oi the state penitentiary the board j a lawyers committee which minimum price structure set u TD iuP Dy tne federal government for ent force of 1100 would be ft CQal indust suffered a duced by half after all remves rf Wow wfaen the CQUrt tigations have been completed the j suspended the prices for first time r I gas Urge Maximum Amounts All unfortunate persons who are eligible for assistance should A double guard was ordered on yard walls and 20 state troop ers were were rushed from Bos railroad fuel The railroads consume with tear up of probation and parole aniurged prosecution of the 1936 nounced yesterday Those to bej vote fraud cases heard include Earl Holt serving Edgar hook who joined a 20 years from Greene county since Aug 9 1932 for robbery Bernard Ware 12 years from Clay the large Gov Stark secured an opinion from Attorney General Roy Mc Kittrick it was learned who up held Smiths action declaring that it would be unlawful for the ap propriation to be released From the office of Smith it was learned yesterday that Mc Kittrick had also advised the audi places up since the commission of the Chief Mackey found that nearly crime is no defense He said the a half dozen of the dealers classed defendant is presumed to be con as delinquent had gone out of scious when he acts as if he were business prior to the order of The court pointed out that under the board while the redlining California law a person who corn delinquents responded to Us renuts an act without being con scious thereof is one of the sev eral types held not legally respon quest It recalled in the council JU W CIO J uiiu at the time that last year several slDie dealers were allowed to become Premeditation Judge Bull told the jurors may be as rapid as suc cessive thoughts of the mind The arisen It was sayj that Stark is anxious to have the hospital under con struction but that he has arrived at the conclusion that the problem will not be solved until it has been acted upon by the legisla ture again Trachoma treatment has been carried on at Rolla for the past several years under a cooperative agreement of the state and fed eral governments Buildings have been converted to use of the clinic there but it has no permanent place of establishment It was the intention of the legis lature to erect a modern hospital to be operated as a free clinic for those who suffer from the eye disease than pay the delinquent fees Officials aid hat the practice raurder with the nances and that collection should be forced at once Mr Ells had notified the pleaded innocent and innocent by reason of insanity The defendant was described as dealers of the expiration date of anflnSal who nimseli their licenses weej the state to Feb 1 and a great many of pounded away today at every ar them complied with the clerks m the former airport man notice fusionist movement against Pendergast ticket in 1934 and now is a member of the city clcc JULES iui gas and riot guns took up stations Bernard Ware 12 years irom Liay now is a memoer 01 around the yard wall Superinj county since July 5 1932 for atltion board about 22 jtendent Michael J Dee went down tempted kidnaping Floyd Gil John McCleary v lawyer per cent of all soft coal mined into the recreation area He talked more 10 years from Greene The Stark choice serve un The national bituminous coal i with the disgruntled group and county since Dec commission the pricefixing agenj persuaded the men to march to robbery cy immediately called in reprej their cells Supper in the dining i AAT i nail n m receive the maximum amounts to which they are entitled declared Stark I am urging the commis sion to take such action which will i sentatives of the justice depart nail was cancelled 16 1933 ion til the expiration of the i Judge Birds term Dec 31 late result in increased payments to to those who are entitled to as sistance Declaring that his sole purpose is to be absolutely the gov ernor added I am anxious and ment the industry and the United Mine Workers to discuss the ques tion of suspending all minimum prices temporarily When the conference broke up the commission announced no ce McKiffrick Says Probe By Mrs Cruzen Illegal Woman Doomed to Death by Radium Poisoning Ends Plea for Compensation determined that every personwho jcisjon as to suspending all prices Attorney General Roy McKitj OTTAWA 111 Feb i From a cot in her home mother McCammon Released as Loan Group Supervisor The Jackson county circuit ccurt yesterday discharged J W McCammon state building and r as receive Budding and Loan Green Optimistic Over Prospects for r38 Fair Chas W Green of agers defense that he was un conscious when he killed his wife and friend State Charges When Wright took a gun and i shot Mrs Wright and Kimmel Prosecutor E Ernest Roll told the Sedaliaijury that he knew what he was secretary the Missouri Statedoing and that the killings were Fair was here yesterday con1 coldblooded and premeditated ferring with state officials relaj He said I am the judge He tive to the 1938 fair and declarsaid I am the jury He said I ing that it appears probable that am the executioner Roll de a larger number of exhibitors clared But what kind of a trial will be represented at the fair did Mrs Wright and Johnny Kim this fall get None Mr Green has just returned There are only two things to from Tampa Fla where he atconsider The guilt or innocence tended the annual fair of that of this defendant It is the duty state and has also visited in other of we who represent the people to f0l southern sections where events present the facts and if those facts an I arc being held contacting exwarrant it to ask the death penal hibitors and prevailing upon them ty Roll told the jury Before he Association of Kansas City when approval was given to the super visor for the merger of the Equit finlKi Stale ai mai nine aui reappeared certain that the 1933put to visit Missouri next fall He said began his rebuttal argument this e mereer oi me JWUHthat many had to come morning the prosecutor said he North to the state at that time and he would not demand that Wright be LnnparpH rprtain that the 1933 put to death in the lethal cham iii J n i j turned to his office here last will have greatly enlarged exhibits Roll attacked defense Counsel Murray Favors Cut in WPA Rolls ance act into effect to give speedy j relief to the needy that many takes were made The governor indicated he was j more interested in getting pensions CHICAGO Feb to the deserving than he was in j Matthew S Murrav Missouri removing ineligible persons He administrator saying he un Continued on Page 2 jderstood Rep Dewey Short R McKittrick pointed out that thej The woman statfi minimum hour forDonohue 35 was a s she is doomed to an early house yesterdayended after dei u i period in the year from radium poisoning Lfcnse counsel placed in evidence i and loan months f mpensatitm line formula for the luminous one sizeable concern is substance used in the paintings receivership and Jt is VIrs Catherine The ingredients were five or ten thought probable tnat ji wi 1 be ided a plea for witness at of radium to a million women did not apply to state hearing conducted in the of county or municipal room of her residence by tin Mrs Donohue mother of Mrs Cruzen said a request had arbitrator for the Illinois indu two children claimed her weight Weather Mo was opposed to an increase in shed E shortly jrieremain but will have to be iquidated it was believed since hey appeared to be too small to ttract other associations merger basis on a J i the WPA budget telegraphed reply to Short today cation They contended rnrr i health was impaired when lormer and ft 0I I thy opnod her death is almost KUIcS LOUrcl i the Radiumtein within a matter of months MISSOURI Cloudy and Sunday probably occasional rain colder Sunday Temperatures yesterday High 67 Lew 35 RIVEE STAGES 91 Pise 04 I ss I 7 Fii 06 Circulation Manager Dies KANSAS CITY Feb were employed by Murray said a meeting at WPA H Keliy 70 who Dial Company JiS Donohue said nine other Saturday regional office today shows clear started as a carrier when he Mrs Donohue expressed the had died of poisoning additional appropriation is 14 years old and worked up lief the irls were poisoned Counsel for the company moved j become circulation manager of the they the brushes tw York last year said the Garden School Sessions The office force of and alert in testifying for hmself and slowed down when he was under cross examination Giesler objected to this statement as well as another by Roll in which the prosecutor said Giesler had referred to as a defense psychiatrist as head and County shoulders above three courtap Agent R W Kallenbach is conpointed alienists when the trio vinced that there will be plenty was not present in the courtroom of gardens in rural Cole county Attack Defense Story this year following the close of I The prosecutor declared that the its first series of garden schoolsdefense alienist admitted thathis yesterday j opinion Wright was unconscious DlVflffP Lfifla i Kallenbach held a session at St1 mentally was based on the as JCLUIIU Ul 10 whjje Vjc Gray assistanf sumption that Wright was shell agent and Miss Viola Wachel shocked during the war He then not made 2000 will discharged have to oe our district Are LOS ANGELES Calif Feb 11 home demonstration agent held attacked the defense story that y SU dfcderly another at used in painting dials would abide by the superior court ruled tnr you in favor of this decrease rday after a long illness inserting them into their mouths in the Donohue case in handling j today that Stan Laurel of the i tendance of 58 waa reported lor employment Please advise me at Kelly began his newspaperj Mrs Marie Rossiter City I career six months after conferring was founded in 1881 He Russellville An atWright was shellshocked empha that Murray was here rwtrvoir Howard 0 Hunter rcSionsi circulation manager rf the vcrk rncc told her thn solution vrui WPA director on Missouri Karris City Star ton year not prove harmful but would put problems ipiok cheeks oa you iwspaperj Mrs Marie Rossiter another the claims of the 13 other plainmovies is legally divorced from the Star I former employe testified that The concern insisted the subhis second wife Mrs Virginia becamejRufus Reed assistant managerIsncfi was not poisonous ArbiRuth Laurel filed a moiionasKing George B said a that would be announced Iabout three weeks the find decree of divorce days this week and will be f ol after the war lowed by another series in March Roll asked the Jury If was il j 41 itt Ui M 1 v j w j til in M aide an action brought and April Garden plans were disreasonable to suppose tnat mis i after Laurel wed Vera Shuvalova j cussed at sessions week oa age 2 ;