Daily Capital News, February 15, 1938

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February 15, 1938

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Daily Capital News (Newspaper) - February 15, 1938, Jefferson City, Missouri DAILY CAPITAL NEWS Jefferson Cifyi Leading Leased Wire of the Associated Press and United Press PUBLISHED EVERY WEEK DAY MORNING EXCEPT MONDAY VOL XXVI NO 253 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15 1938 PRICE THREE CENTS U S to Use New Gold as Business Aid Morgenthou Reveals Plan for Treasury to Spend Metal and Expand Na tions Credit Base Delayal in Payment of Over To Pensioners Caused by Controversy Stare Treasurer R W Winn Scys Some Checks Are Over Year Old Others Still Unaccounted for From Previous Administration j With a controversy raging among stateofficials relative to old age pension payments in Mis souri R W Winn state treasurer said yesterday that almost 000 in checks made payable to eligible pensioners have never been cashed with some of them being more than a year old Mr Winn said that his state ment had nothing to do with the much discussed question other than showing that pensioners have either been careless about cashing their checks or that some one is holding them up Mr Winn said that when he took office a year ago last month Slightly Inflationary Psychology Hoped For Year Old Sterilization Program Is Partially Abandoned New Policy to Reduce Borrowing WASHINGTON Feb Ithat checks amounting is treasury administered a sued under the administration of llose of potential credit expansion11K Nacy had never been cash ed and that they are still un accounted for 13 months later In addition to that from the time he took office until the old age assistance bureau was ab sorbed by the state social security to ailing business tonight Secretary Morgenthau a n nounced a plan for putting newly acquired gold to work in such a way as to increase the nations credit base to a limited extent and to reduce the treasurys bor rowing With the approval of the fed eral reserve board he decreed that a yearold gold steriliza tion program under which gold has been prevented from enlarging the potential credit resources of the country would be partially abandoned Each quarter year the first gold the treasury acquires will not beHusband Of Slam Woman sterilized Expand Credit Base Instead the treasury will jj the gold and permit the yellow metal to expand the credit base FULTON Mo Feb No official explanation of the Callaway county authorities to new policy was made but it was j night planned to resume immedi attributed by authoritative perlately investigation of the puzzling sons to the business recession The j slaying of Mrs Walter G Thomp sterilization program was 50 as her husband was dis tiated Dec 24 1936 to neutralize charged from the isolation ward of the inflationary effects of the1 Fulton state hospital where he had then huge inflows of foreign gold been ill with scarlet fever Now little foreign gold is coming i Mrs Thompson was shot to here and instead of the nation death in her farm home the night being in a period of rising prices of Jan 19 The gun with which as it was a year ago prices are she was shot was found partially tumbling as are production and underneath her commission early last fall in small checks remains unpaid in his offices The involved in those two amounts were old age as sistance payments and ranged in amounts from to Since the social security com mission took over the job of pay ing the Old age pensions checks amounting to remain to be turned into the treasurers of fice Mr Winn said At the beginning of the year Mr Winn found that checks total ing issued between the first of September and January 1 were still in the hands of pension ers and that on January 1 the sum had grown by bring ing the total issued by the social security commission to Since the amounts of the checks are all small none running more than the number of persons involved in the deal runs Continued on page 2 Callaway Officials To Continue Probe Of Puzzling Deelh Is Released From Hos pital After Illness Liquor Dealers Are Warned to Comply With Stales Laws employment Thompson an attendant at the Authoritative persons intimated state hospital told Prosecutor T hope that beaerr irifTationary psychology an unknown person but managed Dut particularly because of the to escape from the house Wear 5100000000 quarterly quota sysj ing only his night clothing and ill tern declined to label the move as Thompson walked a quarter of a inflationary jmile to the home of neighbors to Other government business adreport the attack visers however have recently suggested that the fall in corn Coroner R G Hall said the in quest into Mrs Thompsons death modity prices must be stopped bej would be resumed probably in fore industrial production can i the next day or two The state move ahead again They argue j hospital attendant was described that industry cant get orders for as still quite weak from his at gopds while distributors wait for tack of fever and a stomach ill prices to touch bottom ness which necessitated three Silent on Bank Credit Officials declined to predict any blood transfusions State hospital officials said he had suffered a immediate effect of the new policy hemorrhage due to ulcers while on bank credit They pointed ill with fever the nations banks now have ap proximately of The coroners jury in the in quest was impaneled a few days lendable excess reserves whereas after Mrs Thompson was slain Chairman Marriner S Eccles of j recessed until her husband the federal reserve board once I could testify A daughter Miss said was adequate tolAvalon Thompson who told au finance normal business needs ithorities she heard several shots These excess i home slso will be a witness held by banks in excess of the before the jury reserves needed to protect de the countrys credit base i The first step of the new pro gram will be to pump about 000000 worth of gold acquired1 Senate Passes Farm Control Bill 56 to 31 Jury Studies Paul Wright Insanity Plea Measure Goes to White Defense and Prosecution Present Brief Testi House for Expected Signature of President Roosevelt Establishes Marketing Quotas for Five Crops Bill Is a Compromise on Conflict i n g Versions Passed Originally by House and Senate WASHINGTON Feb crop control bill praised as the best farm bill everenacted and denounced as regimentation and more harness for the farm er received final congressional approval today The measure establishing a system under which the secretary of agriculture in cooperation with farmer committees may prescribe limitations upon the quantity of wheat corn cotton rice and tobacco grown or mar keted now goes to the White House for the expected signature of President Roosevelt The last step in its tortuous congressional journey which be gan in midNovember was taken when the senate adopted a com promise measure 56 to 31 The compromise is based upon the conflicting bills passed originally by house and senate To Adjust Production While the bill establishes vary ing approaches for each of the crops affected in general it di rects the secretary of agriculture Investigator Says Many Places in City Are Vio lating Statutes Dallas Groce special investigat or for the state department of liquor control issued a stern warning to Jefferson City bars and liquor dealers last night saying that unless the states liquor laws are complied with to the letter that he intends to make an example of someone Groce who said he had made a careful survey of liquor selling places in the city said that Mis souris laws do not permit swing ing doors window blinds or curIn additionIn years of bumper aUJf5 called by the prosecution crops the secretary of agriculture Jhree Brief mony Same Body Hears Second Charge Defense Fails to Call Any Witness Depends Solely Upon His Cross Examination of Psychiatrists Called by Prosecution Bulletin LOS ANGELES Feb superior court jury deliberating Paul A Wrights plea of insanity in connection with the slaying of his wife and friend John Kimmel re tired at a in CST to night without reaching a verdict LOS ANGELES Feb question whether Paul Wright was insane when he shot to death his wife and John Kim mel his friend was given to a superior court jury late today The jury is the same body which last week convicted Wright former airport manager of slaughter in connection with thej yitrerences In Thousands Stranded in Minneapolis Loop as Street Car Conductors Strike Company Order Placing One Car Line on Full Tim e OneMan Basis Precedes Stop Work Movement Sh Paul Also TiedUp Competition Cuts Postmark Business At Valentine Neb Neb Feb Day aint what it used to be postmistress Marguerite Phelps decided to day Only 250 valentine letters were on hand for cancellation today with the Valentine Neb postmark she said compared with the record of 8000 Last year 1000 persons wanted their Feb 14 letters to carry the marking She attributes part of the decline to competition from Valentine Ariz Valentine Texas Valentine Mont and Valentines Va Damage Suit Is Continued Until Hex Court Term slayings i Both defense and prosecution were surprisingly brief in pre senting their cases Out Four Hours At nearly four hours after receiving the case the jury had not arrived at a verdict Jerry Giesler defense counsel did not call a single defense witness and was able to limit the to make an estimate of the exnumber of prosecution witnesses pected supply set this figure against demand and adjust pro duction accordingly This would be done by paying to four In his contention that Wright was shocked into tempor ary insanity by seeing his wife and Kimmel in an unusual em Lux Case Expected to Be Settled Soon The petit jury in the Cole coun ty circuit court summoned to appear yesterday morning to hear evidence in the damage suit of Ruby Simpson a Jefferson City beauty shop operator against Leon Lux a prison guard was excused without being empaneled and ordered to report again to morrow morning The SimpsonLux case was continued by Judge Nike Sevier benefits to farmers who planted Giesler relied solely upon until the next term of court pend no more than specified acreage jllis crossexamination of psychi ing settlement Court attaches Oplomefric Associaion Holds Monthly Clinic since January 1 into the credit structure The treasury will de The Central Missouri Optome tric Association held a monthly posit worth of gold i clinic at the Madison hotel Sun certificates in the federal reserveday in connection with the Febru Continued on Page 2 fad Check Charge Filed Against Carl L Duaine Prosecuting Attorney Carl Wy more filed charges in the court of Pros LePage justice of the peace yesterday against Carl L Duaine alleging that he uttered a bogus check The complaint was filed by Bruce R Dumviddie who alleged that Duaine issued a check to him in the amount of and that it was found that the worthless check was Youths Join Navy ary convention of the organiza tion Dr Max Daniel and Dr Geo Skepton of Kansas City had charge of the clinic demonstrat ing advanced technique in the use I of modern instruments in eye re fraction and analysis Those attending the meeting were Drs Ernest Tietjen Dale Summers O S Stegmaier Phil A Dallmeyer and A Bleedon all of Jefferson City Dr Carl Thom as Centralia Dr W L Hubbard Edina Dr Virgil Blakeman Co lumbia Dr R W Miller Boon ville Dr C H Parkins Eldon Dr Lawrence Gciger Sedslia Dr J S Coffey Dixon Dr Sterrit Titus of Kansas City vill have charge of the March tains to be placed in places where liquor is sold JeffersonJPity placesare violating the law Venetian blinds said Groce in direct violation of the law Vene tian blinds are out If violations of these provisions are allowed here in the capital city we cannot expect to enforce the provisions in other cities said the investigator therefore we may have to make an example of some one here in order to con vince saloons and liquor joints that they must have their windows and doors open the same as other places of business Groce said that the law stipu lating that blinds shall not be placed over the front windows of liquor places is being violated generally in Jefferson City The investigator said that unless the blinds are removed and the places conducted according to specifications that dealers may be arrested and their licenses revoked You may make that as strong as you like the investigator told the Capital News last night We intend to enforce every provision of the states liquor laws and this one isbeing violated so flagrantly that it cannot be overlooked Asked if he found the same situation in other cities Groce said that it is not unusual to find Venetian blinds installed in the fronts of liquor places but that enforcement of the law in that respect will begin in Jefferson City first Groce intimated last night that arrests may be expected within the next few days unless blinds are removed at once would be empowered to fix and keting quotaslimiting quantities could be sold and thereby protecting the price Such quotas was Jhe timf of J shooting realized the nature of would be dependent on thirds vote of farmers part in special referenda Because of the big crops of the last year the administration be last spring to replace the oldi agriculture adjustment act inh validated by the supreme court congress agreed to legislation the first business upon reconvening and President Roosevelt called a special session last fall to deal with this among other problems said that it appeared probable that the differences would be com posed by the couple out ol court testified for Lux was accused by Miss Simp prosecution that they Relieved I son of rough treatment at a party in the offices of a state senator at the capitol one night last knew right from winter in which she had several act and wrong The three psychiatrists appoint ed by the court some weeks 3go Prosecutor Ernest Roll called Continued on Page 5 make the ordered of i St Genevieve Boy Has Ship Display in Museum i A Laville Lawbaugh 22year Before Christmas divergent St Genevieve boy who is em bills were approved by here in the social security teeth loosened when she alleged he struck her The case of Myrtle E Johnson and Claude E Robins against the Central Mutual Insurance Co was continued by the court anc set up for trial on March 8 A singular tax suit was also continued until the next term of the court when it was called for trial It involves the state of Mis souri at the relation of Al Mark MINNEAPOLIS Feb was without public conveyance service tonight be cause of a labor dispute The last street car was pulled into the barns before 6 p m Busses on both local and Min neapolisSt Paul lines had ceased running hours earlier In St Paul only a fewstreet cars were oper ating tonight The result particularly in Minneapolis where taxicabs were off the streets because of a strike started Friday was the strand ing of thousands of persons in the loop Private automobiles created the worst loop traffic jam in the citys history Meanwhile city officials and union and street railway officials sought to end the tieup that be gan this morning at the Lake street barns and spread rapidly A company order placing one street car line on a fulltime one man basis preceded the stop work movement It started with the refusal of 238 men to work and soon spread through the sys tem which has 1500 trainmen In an effort to restore service Mayor George Leach called a conference with D J Strouse president of the street railway company The meeting adjourned following the arrival in Min neapolis of Sam Berrong interna tional vice president of the Street Railway Employes Union S E Danielson secretary of the Street Car Union said no strike vote had been taken and termed the work stoppage a tem porary sitdown strike Drivers for the four taxicab lines in the city struck last week demanding a weekly salary instead of a commission Continued on Page 5 Bond Jumper Is Returned From Tishomingo Okla Emil Vaughn who jumped bond nearly two years ago when he was held for the circuit court on a charge of burglarizing the Frank Tellman garage at Eugene was returned here last night from Tishomingo Okla where he was held by state police for Cole county officers Vaughn was returned here by Deputy Sheriff Bob Scholten who went to the Oklahoma town Sat urday armed with a requisition department has completed a dis play of ships models which he has loaned to the Capitol museum and which has been placed on display within the past few days The ships are complete with twinscrew propellers glassedin solarium windlesses and radio equipment and are correct in all details The largest boat is a yard long and one foot high representing the S S Peten a fruit company the disputei taxes Court attaches said that suit had been brought to establish the location of a tract of land owned by Smith and which is now as sessed in two counties because its boundaries were changed by a shift in the bed of the Missouri river It was said that it is claimed that the land is situated in Osage county while it is also claimed to be a part of Cole county The suit here is expected to clear up boat just placed in service atj Boston The model was sold by Lawbaugh to Senator Rozier who loaned it to the museum The U S Navy is represented by three models one of which the U S Pensacola is an air from Gov Stark for the extradiPlae earner with each pulley tion of the prisoner Governor Ejand of the plane takeoff W Marland of Oklahoma honJ illustrated Oscar 8 Hays Rites to Be Held in Tipton Today By Capital News Corrennondtnl TIPTON Mo Feb services will be held here tomor row for Oscar R Hays prominent T j i j j I U W JW jxajOj ored the requisition yesterday The designer depicts history in ifer and stockman who died at Vaughn jumped bond shortly a model of the Robert E Lee the after he was arraigned and held Confederate privateer which ran Hankin W Wheatly son of which wiU also be held Judge F S Wheatly and Robert Malone son of Mrs Jeretta Ma lone 319 Lafayette street went to St Louis yesterday where they reported to naval recruiting officers for service in the U S Navy The youths enlisted here several weeks ago being called here Wiii Meet to Pian Park Car Owners Rush to Get Tags Betore Deadline Automobile owners ganged the motor vehicle registration de partment in the capitol yesterday securing license plates before the deadline today for the court Several days ago jhe was picked up at Tishomingo and fingerprinted by the state police Prints were sent to Mis the northern blockade of the south during the Civil War The old sailing ship famous because of a successful mutiny H Ms scuri highway patrol headquarters Bounty and the smallest boat in here where it was found that he the collection a Roman galley was wanted in Cole county among the pieces exhibited by return followed j Lawbaugh V H Steward commissioner of the department yesterday issued j the final call for motorists to sei icure their plates The deadline Operation This been set for raidnight tonight Pictures at C of C Office Show Capital City Scenes 50 Years Ago Dr T J Kelly president of the for service yesterday They cit Athletic Associa Pictures showing street and in Dvight Bedell secretary of the ij 4 iriiiefrial in CitvChamber said that the pictures 3nd 15 f nf iimp ni 11 np I UUoU idl accJica Jii AUJI K7 i joitiA vA LillliZ W ILL UtZ 11 o 1T1 l it J ilaU oieiIlJIiCcnCC Qi paillLUloI allowedSteward said nearly a half century ago wercjterest to the since thc JLHO nigllWSy patrol 2T1Q COUnty r v in fhr rf taj iono and city peace officers have been JtUi OCi V J fcfci VACiJ AiiCV WiJii J i 1 be assigned to training duty stjtlon announced last night that a to start arresting motorists the San Diego Cal training meeting is to be held in the Monwlth old license plates Wednesday station Weather MISSOURI Rain in south snow in north portion Tuesday probably Wednesday no de ciSfed change in temperature Temperatures yesterday High 50 Low 26 RIVEE STAGES KcoiukS5 fan 05 40 rise 02 46 fail 02 27 rise 02 St Thorrss 39 rise 03 50 09 KfES3S City Wavcly SeonviUe Ozaki iuii tectiss plates Wednesday roe Building Sunday morning Patrolmen will also 11 oclock when managers of softicheck to f56 Jf motorists are car ball teams in the city league will ryinS their drivers licenses lay plsns to place before the city j Steward said yesterday that re park board for operation of the j from all agencies in the state city park this summer j I61 to he belief that sales of tags be in advance of the figures at time last year In the larger ning when they will discuss methj centers of population particularly ods of operation Last season the l increase has been marked he park was operated by the soft ball group and it appeared probable i that the group would continue this i The association will appear fore the park board Tuesdav evelthis placed on display in the offices of organization was founded in 1893 the Chamber of Commerce yesland that comparative pictures terday just as its membership Ishov the progress the city has campaign was being opened jmade since the organization of the The pictures were given to Ihei civic body Chamber fay E A Trowbridge j Some Buildings Still Stand chairman of the animal husbanj Main street Madison Capitol dry department of the college of avenue and capitol scenes are in a Kansas City Sanitarium Satur day evening following a several weeks illness The remains were brought here yesterday and taken to the Hays home The funeral services will be held at the Christian church Mr Hays is survived by the widow one daughter Miss Mary Elizabeth Hays a teacher in the St Louis schools one son Doug las of the home his mother Mrs Mollie Hays and four brothers William Hays of Garwood N J Perrin Hays of Kansas City Earl Hays of Pilot Grove and Preston Hays of Tipton Admiral Grayson Is Dead in Washington Naval Physician Chair man of Red Cross Suc cumbs af Age of 59 WASHINGTON Feb Admiral Gary T Grayson chairman of the American Red Cross died early today The 59yearold naval physician close friend of President Roose velt and the late President Wilson had been ill of anemia An acute respiratory infection had compli cated his condition during the last few days President Roosevelt had visited Graysons home late Monday but did not see the patient Two of Admiral Graysons sons a Yale student and William a student at St Albans school with their father Gary Grayson jr a third son left last month on an expedi tion to Africa but was notified when his father became critically ill and was returning home Grayson who had attended Woodrow Wilson during his last illness gave up an extensive medical practice in the capital to accept President Roosevelts ap pointment as chairman of the American Red Cross in March 1935 He refused the a year salary and insisted instead on the income from an endowment fund which netted about a year Immediately The Admiral hrew his tremendous vitality into the farflung activities of the Red ross He applied the ounce of prevention philosophy he had ased in safeguarding presidential lealth During his administration more than 1000000 new members were added Many millions of dollars were entrusted to Graysons care as chairman Charge Against John T Whyte Is Dismissed Counts Filed a Week Ago by John B Benne Are Dropped by Council at Special Meeting June Rose Is Defense Attorney at Hearing Plaintiffs Counsel In timates Matter May Be Taken Up Personally With Mayor Owens Charges of incompetence and al leged violation of regulatory meas ures of his office filed against John T Whyte city electrical in spector by John B Benne a week ago were dropped at a special session of the council last night Bennes charges were filed be fore a regular session of the coun cil and were said to be the out growth of his conviction recently on a charge of violation of the citys electrical code and which was filed by Whyte Hearing Called bjv Mayor At the hearing last night called by Mayor Jesse N Owens for the special purpose of threshing out Bennes charges Senator W C Irwin representing Benne stated that he had persuaded Benne to withdraw the charges against the inspector June Rose had been retained by Whyte to defend him at the hear ing and announced that his client was ready to continue with the hearing in order to clear himself of Bennes allegations Senator Irwin intimated in his talk to the council that the matter may be taken up personally with Mayor Owens Mayor Owens declared when the charges were presented a week ago that these are serious charg es and we should go to the bottom of them The Mayor who appointed Whyte to the office declared that he heldthat position withids ap provalvand jttiat delinquent in the transaction of the duties of the office wanted every aspect of the case in vestiga ted Presents Electricians Card Benne had declaredthat Whyte was not a competent electrician and Wbyte was ready to refute the charge by presenting an elec ricians card granted to him in Topeka Kan hi1910 Benne also charged that Whyte lad collected for electrical inspec ions which he did not make and hat he had made charges for in pections in advance of transacting official duties Other irregularities were also alleged by Benne all of which Whyte denied and which he de clared he was ready to prove to be false Following Bennes arrest on charges of violation of the elec trical code he stood trial in po lice court and was found guilty by a jury with his punishment be ing set at a fine of He ap pealed the case to the circuit court James H Heller Dies At Home Near Tebbetts John Dretsch Dies at St Marys Hospital Complications developing fol lowing two operations recently breath Heller died before proved faUlst SI doctor arrivcd He had engaged in farming in James Henry Heller 59 died of heart disease at his farm home four miles northwest of Tebbetts early yesterday morning Mr Heller was a prominent Callaway county farmer He was stricken with a heart attack shortly after he retired Sunday night and his wife was awakened just before midnight when she heard Mr Heller gasping forj i t i1 XoiiTi vvtJtirG agriculture at Columbia who in the group while others Aug 26 3863 and came to the attended thfi rural scnools of his covered them recently while High street buiJdings which United States as a youth He j 1 f I J 17frnn a fnr1 Sunday to John Drelsch 74 of Vi enna He cntcred the hospital four weeks ago Dretsch was born in Germany Callaway county throughout his life Born Oct 26 1878 on the farm where lie died Mr Heller ing through a collection of phoare still standing and in use tograph Taken Before 1896 season gaged in farming near Vienna for many years He was a member of thfi Methodist church Besides the widow he is sur vived by the following children Henry and Gus Dretsch Rich mond Calif Arthur Dretsch Emma Venda ew White Pine River Minn and Mrs ceed himself Senator Sesrcy is estsbterday noon when Secretary of Bert Mannen Brooklin S D A Searcy Files Grouped with the collection is group of modern day It is believed that most of them I photographs which show the de were taken prior to 1896 and that jvrtopment of some of the scenes probably they were taken about which were made in the part 1489394 of the nineties State Senator L N Searcy off Qne jn particular leads lo that The membership campaign of Eminence filed yesterday for the belief since it shows the Misi the Chamber was opened with a Democratic nomination to sueSouri river bridge here in course i tickoil luncheon at Petits yes Dr Kelly ajso called attention to the associations dance Friday Feb 25 when it is hoped to secure sufficient funds to liquidate a j served two four year terms in not completed Dwight H Brown was the j brother and three sisters also sur Fairmount N D Mrs Haas Harris la Mrs deficit suffered last season I the upper house 1896 principal speaker jvive ty Besides his widow Mrs Pearl Heller he is survived by the fol lowing children Carr Heller Carbondale 111 Mrs Merce Ferris TebfaetJs Thomas and Claude Heller both of Jefferson City Two brothers John Heller New and George Heller of Holt Summit and a sister Mrs Annie Sanders of Jefferson City also survive Miss Geneve Youngs to Be Symphony Guest Tonight The Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra will present Miss Ge neva Youngs well known dra matic soprano as guest soloist at the concert to be given ateight fifteen tonight in the Junior Col jlege auditorium Miss Youngs has been applaud ed by critics throughout the coun try for her ability as a song in terpreter and tonights event will be one that all music lovers will enjoy The orchestra itself has arrang ed a most attractive program for the evening as follows Symphony in Movement Franck In aPersian Ketelbey La Traviata FantasiaVerdi Vio Lo Rusticana Mascagnl Could I Be In pagne WalzRobin E Daly Geneva Soloist The New Romberg Reserved seats will be available at the Dallmeyer Jewelry store un til five oclock this afternoon after which time they may be obtained at the Junior College ticket dow Extortion Note Received By Carroilton Physician CARROLLTON Mo Feb here reported to day that Dr R M Benson re cently received an extortion note postmarked Richmond Mo The note officers said demand ed under penalty of death if the physician failed to comply C Maurice Parker state high way patrolman stationed here who has been assigned to the case said there had beenno develop ments since the note was ;