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   Daily Capital News (Newspaper) - June 24, 1939, 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 XXVHI NO 88 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SATURDAY JUNE 24 1939 PRICE FIVE CENTS Searcy 3Cent Gas Tax Bill Dies in Senate BitterlyContested Measure Defeated by Vote of 28 fo 5 Missouris twoyear gasoline tax controversy ended yesterday with decisive senate defeat of the Sear cy threecent proposal The bill would have added a penny to the states 2cents a gal lon gasoline levy and halved the cost of passenger car license tax combination estimated to be worth a year in new road revenue The 28 to 5 death blow to the bitterly contested measure re moved virtually the last big boul der on the senates adjournment path However it left still unsolved the question of providing the ad ditional funds the highway de partment contends it needs to maintain the states 115000 mile road sysem Following by a single day sen ate burial of proposed bus and fee increases it left a truck license tag hike as the only possi ble source of new road income That measure still awaiting house concurrence in minor senate amendments would provide only of the the de partment lists as its minimum need Senates Attitude Apparent The senates attitude was appar ent from the time Sen L N Sear cy Eminence called up the gas tax measure introduced by his iibrother Rep R E Searcy D Eminence The solons did not even bother to vote as Searcys lone aye carried nine of his amendments 10 proposed were just dressing the bill for its funeral When Searcy hadfinished deck ing it out they laid it away with onlyafew words of debate Thifonly amendment rejected brought an expression of what ap peared tobe the sentiment of the majority It came from Sen Allen Car thage The people voted on this pro posal at the last election and saic No in a very definite fashion he said I intend to observe tha injunction The body then voted 24 to against an emergency clause whicl would have made the measure ef fective at blocking a referendum McReynolds con f tended Extension of Sales Tax Voted by House Extension of the states 2 pe cent sales tax for another two must legislative item by the house late yesterday The body accepted senate changes in a bill of Rep John D Taylor Keytesville and sent A the measure to the governor by a 9918 vote The law is almost identical with the one on the statute books for the past two years A proposal to buy an electrical roll call system desk i lamps and a new public address system was buried by the house for this ses Japanese Seek Shade And French Become Alarmed in Tientsin TIENTSIN June Sat It turned out today thatthose Japanese sen tries moving stealthily across the international bridge toward the French concession were looking for French men Consternation spread in the concession yesterday when the Japanese drew closer and closer French residents saw them selves in the same predicament as their friends in the neighbor ing blockaded British conces sion Alarmed French officials in vestigated and found to their great relief the sentries were moving with the shadow of a beam on the international bridge to escape the blistering 106degree sun Everybody laughed and the incident which threatened FrenchJapanese relations was forgotten Britain Warns Japan Insults to Nationals in China Must Slop Action Will Be Token Unless Incidents End Nippon Envoy Is Told LONDON June Great Britain warned Japan to day that acts against British in blockaded Tientsin described by Prime Minister Chamberlain as intolerable insults must cease or action would be taken The warning was given to Jap anese ambassador M a rn o r u Shigemtsu by foreign secretary Lord Halifax who was said to have spoken in the strongest possible terms Lord Halifax also pressed the ambassador for immediate clar ification of Japans intentions toward British concessions in China reminding him it had been ten days since the blockade at Tientsin began andthat Tok yo still had not stated any grievances Theirtmeeting followed an an nouncement in the House o Commons by the prime minister that Lord Halifax had asked the Japanese ambassador to see him concerning barrier inci dents last night in Tientsin I have no doubt the foreign secretary will make it very clear to the Japanese ambassa dor when he sees him what we think of these intolerable in suits Chamberlain said Asked if the British govern ment would take retaliatory ac tion immediately he said how ever I do not think we have Speed Planned On FDRs New Loan Program Placed on Essential List for Enactment at Present Session WASHINGTON June a White House conference tonight President Roosevelts new lending program was placed upon the essential1 list for enactment at this session f congress The conference was attended by congressional leaders and high of ficials of the administration and asted two hours Senator Bark ey the administration floor leader told reporters the program would be drafted in bill orm and introduced early next veek Do you expect much opposi tion he was asked Thats a speculative matter le replied Its hard to tell how much opposition may develop But dont expect much trouble No opposition developed during the White House discussion he said although many questions were asked Apparently a num ber of these dealt with the rate oj nterest to be charged on the loans Barkley strongly indicated a gen eral feeling that this should be 2 to 3 per cent but said no def inite conclusion had been reached Two Named to Head Program Those who attended the meet ing included the two men whom Mr Roosevelt named today to head the new lending and works agencies Jesse H Jones long chairman of the RFC and Johr M Carmody at present chief of he Rural Electrification Adminis ration Jones Texasbanker and crony got to that stage yet The foreign secretary also session Rep Edgar J Keating Kansas City sent up a resolution to accept bid for the equipment but it was killed be fore it could even be brought to a vote An attempt to revive a senate bill providing for public sale of all government bonds in Missouri choked off in the lower house late in the day as the measures foes contrived to force a recess for dinner The bill lost Thursday by eight votes The move to reconsider it may be made again Continued on Page 2 of VicePresident Garner was nominated for administrator o Senate Rejects Suggestion by Governor Head of K C For Direct Relief Fund of Dips Into Pensions to Add for Relief but Governor Says It Isnt Enough Special Session Next Summer in Prospect The senate rejected Gov Lloyd C Starks suggested 000000 direct relief fund yester day and heightened prospects for a special session next sum mer to break an approaching financial crisis in the costly aid program Traffic Officers to Replace Lights During Busy Hours of Day In an effort to speed up traf fic in the business district the police department will dispense with traffic lights during the busy hours of the day substitute an officer on High street at Madison and at Monroe Yesterday afternoon lights were installed above the inter sections to insure motorists full view of the traffic officer dur ing the hours of dusk Manual control of traffic will be start ed tonight between the hours of seven and nine Driving regulations will be at the discretion of the direct ing officer and he may suspend the leftturn rule to speed traffic authorities said yester day Stale Unemployment Compensation Office To Be Kept in City House Passes Bill 103 to 9 and Sends It to Gov Stark A bill providing the unemploy ment compensation headquarters remain in Jefferson City was passed 103 to 9 by the house yes terday and now goes to Governor Lloyd Stark for his signature Previously the senate had in serted an amendment stipulating AiViiaiiia JUJ oviiiiAA4un a i t J the federalloan agency to be must provide a tj Vu If3iwv ft tablished July 1 under the govern ment reorganization act Garmpdy was nominated to head the federal works agency also to come into being July 1 He is a past president of the Society of Inr dustrial Engineers and his busi ness experience includes manage ment jobs with the steel and gar ment industries Bothselections must be con firmed by the senate While not of cabinet status the two jobs each paying a year will be among the major posts in the administration and will take on increased approves importance the huge if congress sevenyear it Ttoodwafers Ruin Wheat Oats Crops Hear Paris PARIS Mo June Thousands of acres of growing corn wheat oats and soybean including fields nearly ready fo harvest were believed ruined to night by rising waters of Salt riv er and its tributaries Some livestock loss also was re ported Ora Vance who lives near Granville said 33 sheep had drowned in turbulent Otter creek and Irvin Olbert of the same com munity reported 22 of his sheep drowned in the same creek The middle fork of the Salt riv er normally 150 feet wide was reported as much as a halfmile wide in places At Stoutsville Emmett Dooley said rising waters of Buck creek ruined considerable merchandise in his general store Ben Blair storekeeper at Victor reported similar damage from the south fork of Salt river Heavy rains last weekend and additional downpours Tuesday and Wednesday were blamed for the sudden overflow which was sub siding today lending program outlined for yesterday by Mr Roosevelt The loan agency will oversee the Reconstruction Finance Cor poration Home Loan Bank board Federal Housing Administration ExportImport Bank and the Electric Home and Farm Authori ty The works agency will supervise the Public Works Administration the Works Progress Administra tion the United States Housing Authority the bureau of public roads the public buildings branch of the treasury and the building management branch of the na tional park service Thus Jones and Carmody as heads of these two new agencies would have a finger in virtually all the proposed lending program except for the suggested expan sion of rural electrification and loans to farm tenants which would be under the agriculture department May Set Up New Agencies However some new agencies may be set up particularly one to handle purchases of new railroad rolling stock which would be rent ed to the carriers It was immediately apparent that the selection of Jones and Carmody had widespread approval on Capitol Hill Senator George who has been at odds with theadmin istration over many of its policies commented that the nominations were nonpolitical a view that was expressed also by others suitable building at a satisfactory rental The Chamber of Com merce recently opened a campaign to erect a building on East Capitol avenue within two blocks of the capitol but the drive was inter rupted by the debate over location of the state office Both Colum bia and Sedalia had conducted an active campaign to secure the commission Members of the local Chamber said yesterday the drive for the building will be resumed immedi atelyand expressed confidence of its success Plans for the pro posed building have been drawn according to specifications of members of the unemployment compensation commission and oth er officials In Jefferson City the house ac tion was seen as a deterrent to fu ture attempts of other cities to re move state offices from here The upper house dipped into the old age pension fund to add to the tentative 000 relief appropriation for this year and Stark said it wasnt enough Ill call a special session as soon as the money runs out i he declared He has insisted on an fund to carry us up to two months before the next regular legislature and we may be able to borrow enough feder al funds to tide us over If the senateapproved 000 becomes final however the executive said there probably would be a special session next summer The senate defeated the gov ernors suggestion that the cost ly social security program be boosted from 000000 yesterday and instead reshuffled appropriations within the bill to give direct relief more money but leave the original total undisturbed Sen W B Whitlow D Ful ton led a successful fight against the Stark suggestion which had been put in the form of an amendment by the appro priations committee Theres no use in kidding these people dependent upon state support by appropriating them money we simply havent got he protestedByeven the most conservative estimate the committees total for this bill would leave an over appropriation Sen Francis Smith D St Joseph defended the admini stration suggestion by arguing go ahead and overappropriate and let the governor trim down the other if neces Continued on Page 2 Death of Man in Fall From Eiffel Tower Mars Duke of Windsors Birthday Party Triplets Born in Rare Caesarean Operation ALBION N Y June 23 were born in a rare caesarean operation to save the life of Mrs Lloyd Jones of Lyndonville N Y in Allen Gregory Memorial hospital to day The operation described by a Rochester physician to be as rare as probably one in half a million was performed by Dr William D Johnson of Batavia N Y The triplets all boys ranging in weight from three pounds and four ounces to four bounds and two ounces were from the first platform of tne be Mademoiselle Tour Eiffel placed in an incubator Hospital EiSel Tower where the Duke Sne was selected from a group Tji Duchess were celebrating of tall French girls as symbolic was told he had met a fatal I accident I The Duke and Duchess dined bakery PARIS June 23 AP Tragedy marred the Duke of Windsors birthday party tonight when a man unofficially identijgirf oddly enough the sales fied as Bedrich Benes military j girl was the guest of honor She Southside Druggist Dies at Age of 62 Coronary Thrombosis Proves Fata to Wm E Wentzelman William E Wentzelman south side druggist and prison druggist during the Baker and Caulfield administrations died at his home at 505 Jefferson Street at noon yesterday of coronary thrombosis Wentzelman 62 suffered an at tack about three months ago which confined him to his home for nearly six weeks He was born at Sedalia Novem ber 3 1876 and was employed as a druggist there until he came here to enter the employ of Arm strong and Tolson He was named prison druggist by Governor Ba ker and remained through the Caulfield administration identified himself with the Southside Drug store after leav ing the prison post Wentzelman was married to Essie Harmon December 25 1900 and she with three children sur vives him The children are Har old of this city W E jr attend ing the school of pharmacy at St Louis and Mrs B B Bettis of Se dalia A brother Carl also sur vives Principal argument behind Starks plan was an approach ing shortage in funds for direct relief The additional money he urged would have gone into that branch of social security Whit low attained the same goal how ever by taking money away from the huge old age pension fund i His amendment cut tentative old age pension funds for 193940 Street Cleaning Dept Dropped Michael D Waters Fired When He Fails fo Tell of Padding KANSAS CITY June 23 D Waters sus pended commissioner of street cleaning was removed from the city payroll late today N W Hyland acting public works director announced Hyland and city manager Eu gene C Zachman had said Waters would be discharged he did not appear at the city hall by 5 pm today and tell what he knows about wholesale padding of payrolls in the stree cleaning department Waters failed to show up by the appointed time and Hylanc announced the discharge hac taken effect Suspended Last Monday Waters was suspended las Monday when he stood on his constitutional rights and refuset to testify at a hearing conducted by city auditor E P Connor into the payroll padding charges The city manager announced Waters discharge would no stop the inquiry but all persons in the department who helped make up the payrolls would be questioned when the hearing is resumed next Monday GJ Tue day Matthew S Murray resignec this week as head of the depart ment public works which in charge of street cleaning Murray however retained hi other office of state WPA direc tor despite efforts of Gov Lloyd C Stark and others to hav him removed Light on Emergency Fund Murray has been a chieflieu tenant in the Democraticorgan izationheaded byT gast nowserving a term in Leayenworth prison for incom taxeynsipo v said today the had learned how some of th money in the emergency fund of Henry F McElroy resigne city manager was used Anav erage of more than year they said was used t settle1 damage suits against the city Millions of dollars Investiga tors said were placed in the emergency fund and expend Party of Oklahomans Plans Daring Trip Over Top of the Continent SEATTLE June An attempt to traverse the northwest passage across the top of the continent long sought by earlyday explorers and conquered only Roald send a party of Oklahomans north next week on a daring expedition With a 38foot boat Dr Ho mer Flint Kellems Oklahoma rancher and evangelist his daughter Vivienne 21yearold University of Oklahoma sopho more and four men companions will attempt a race against time and the Arctic ice pack seeking to reach the east coast before winter sets in Wellequipped with food and supplies for a years stay in the ice if necessary Dr Kellems was confident today his boat would reach New York in three months Plans for airplane res cues if needed were consider ed to boosted relief money from 000000 to and admini stration funds from to It left undisturbed the 000 appropriation for aid to de pendent children The cut in old age pensions brought only one dissent from the of Sen W E Freeiand R Forsyth but it was expected to produce fire works in the house Most of the old age pension enthusiasts are house members Clipper to Blaze New Mail Route to Europe NEW YORK June With two senators two repre sentatives and other government officials aboard Pan American Airways Yankee Clipper will blaze another air mail route to Europe starting tomorrow cros sing the North Atlantic via New foundland and Ireland The big flying boat sister ship of the American Clipper now enroute home on a roundtnp preview flight for newspaper men by way of the Azores will leave Port Washington Long Island and make stops at Shedi ac N B Botwood Newfound land and Foynes Ireland be fore it reaches its destination Southampton England Pan American inaugurated mail service May 20 over the southerly route and will start regular passenger service June 28 Among observers leaving to morrow will be Senator Dennis ed contrary to provisions of the city charter He was a member of the MethChavez Senator Ernest Lundeen Rep Carl E Mapes RMich and Rep attache of the CzechoSlovak lej was Jacqueline Vialle 6 feet 3 j will cemetery gation in Paris plunged 186 feet j inches tall elected last night to1 FTff f rvf f np Vvo Tmir TTiffpl odist Church Funeral services will be con ducted at the Thorpe J Gordon clarence Cannon funeral chapel at 10 oclock Monj day morning by theRev J M Shockley The funeral cortege AUlhOr Ot UVC will go by motor to Sedalia where burial will be made in the Crown Members of Boys Stale Back to Fulton Get firstHand Pic ture of Governmental Functions at Capital Approximately 350 members of Missouris Boys with a firsthand picture of gov ernmental functions at the state capital and praised by Gov Lloyd C to their head quarters at Fulton last night Climax of the day was the compliment from Governor Stark who commended the boys inter est in citizenship and told them hold sacred your right to vote Activities included a visit to state offices and participation in a legislative session and a supreme court trial The court Col B Marvin Casteel superintendent of the state highway patrol act ing as defendant on an illegal parking presided over by Chief Justice Edward Gerker of Normandy Boys State sponsored by the American Legion willend today The event is held annually to teach Missouri youth the prin ciples of citizenship Body ot Detroit Oil Promoter Is Found After DayLong Hunt Girl Says Escort Was Shot by Hitchhiker Who Made Love to Her ST JOHNS Mich June daylong search by Michigan state police and sheriffs officers ledto the finding of the body of George G Hall 50 De troit oil promoter in a clump of bushes besidea lonely country rond near Laingsburg late today The search began at dawn after Miss Ruby Doty 32 of Pincon ning told a weird story of how her escort was shot by a scarfaced hitchhiker yesterday who then made ove to her and kept her in Halls automobile eight hours be fore releasing her in Grand Rap ids Miss Doty also known as Miss Colby and Mrs Ruby Hall di rected the1 half a hundred officers intheir hunt r BodyCoyereS Robe by an automobile robe just as she said the killer left it in Shlawasse countynear the Clinton county line three miles south of Laings burg Stata police took Miss Doty to hesdciuarters atEast Lansing aft er she visited the scene Fingerr print experts and police photog raphers rushed to the spot before the body was removed to St Johns in the hope of uncovering clues in the case Tense whitelipped and tear less Miss Doty related that Hall was shot in the back late yester day as she drove his car en route from Wayland to Pinconning and his body dumped out by the slay er who then drove her aboutthe countryside for eight hours before he left her on her promise of a date in Grand Rapids early this morning Confused by Long Ride Confused by hours of riding over unfamiliar rural roads she was unable to describe accurately the spot where she said Halls body was dragged into the grass and covered by a blanket from the auto Clinton county sheriffs depu ties joined more than 40 state po licemen in an extensive search of llthHourFighf On Police Bill Fails in House Formal Objections fo Signing of Measure Defeated 89 to 26 Noisy and desperate last ditch efforts to prevent the Kan sas City police bill from reach ing Gov Lloyd C Stark were crushed in the house yesterday by a solid coalition of Republi cans and administration Demo crats The house bloc defeated 89 to 26 formal objections to signing of the bill raisd by Rep V E Phillips Kansas City The vote came after four hours of quicktempered wrangling which consumed nearly all of the day before the time fixed for sine die adjournment However the bills foes suc ceeded in shelving a resolution to correct the omission in the house journal onwhich the ob jections were based The op ponents outmaneuvered the pro ponents as the session developed into disordered turmoil The resolution was shunted to committe by speaker pro tern Ed R Caldwell Rails coun ty who reversed his original ruling that the body vote on the matter Demand By Taylor Rep John D Taylor Continued on Page 2 Weed Law Enforcement Urged by Garden Club A resolution concerning the city ordinance regarding cutting of weeds in vacant lots has been passed by the Hawthorne Garden Club Copies of the resolution were sent to the chief of police and the mayor The document places the club on record as advocating strict compliance with the ordinance and requests rigid enforcement of the requiring cutting of weeds on vacant lots and parkways Keytesville veteran strategist and anti administration stal wart told Caldwell ina brist ling speech that the presiding officer must send the resolution to committe and shouted You carne to the Dmocratic caucusand asked us to elect you speaker pro tern Now we expect you to do your duty under the rules Caldwell replied You all have made so many arguments I dont know whether Im riding or walking A dozen members were on theirfeetyelling for recognition as the final ruling was announ ced Eep O B rWhitaker Hickorycounty I author of the resolution charged a gag rule wasbeingapplied to kill his motion The resolution sought to placa in the house journal for May 3 the day the policebill was per fected a no t at ion that the chamber gave unanimous con sent for changing of the section numbers in the bill to corres pond with the statutes Such unanimous consent ordi narily is not entered in the journal Oheof the changes was not made in the house perfecting room and the resulting error caused three days of debate when the bill went to the senate Accepted y Senate However theupper body ac cepted the measure becauise a penciled correction had been made by the house official re porter The bill in its final print ed form containsthe right sec tion number Whitakers resolution was de signed to strengthen the legisla tive official record for the bill in case the ofthinted court test is brought Phillips objections smashed down by the were based on thesame penciled insertion He contended the bill as it came back from the senate was not the same as it passed the lower body originally because of the correction and that the change in section number was not really adopted as an amendment The objections though defeat ed will become a part ofthe bills official record Phillips Edgar J Keating and W R Smart Kansas City W O Hanks Joplin and M T De vine Boonville signed the ob jections Following the vote on the jections speaker J G Christy Festus signed the bill and it went to the snate Altercation Breaks Out on Floor as House Refuses to Grant Funds Hike for Patrol superintendent Edith Plant said they were doing well The mother was reported recover ing It was said the man was not of the 984foot spire Her appear to expresident Eduard ance tonight was in an evening gown hastily made for the ocj casion WEATHER 60 MISSOURI Mostly cloudy Sat urday and Sunday local showers and cooler west Saturday and portion Sunday Temperature high 87 low River Stages Keotuk 57 Fall 09 Kansas City 159 Rise OS Waveriy 353 Rise BI St Fall 05 125 Rue JI ef Onri t fat btlaw full Tcir related Benes of CzechoSlovakia who now is in the United States A woman companion said he had been taking pictures through a window of the f platform where the Dukes 45th j forms and simply being on the conference Tower was as much of a thrill lit i n II II l II J With Building Loan Head And Like If to Marry i NEW YORK June Marjorie Hillis who wrote Live i rnan St Louis and H P i Alone and Like It a year ago Lauf Jefferson City just be An unruly short tempered house refused last night to grant a 5200000 appropriations increase to add 50 men to the highway pa trol and threw the funding meas ure into conference with the sen ate An altercation broke out on the floor between Reps Jules Brink no and John M Wyrnan chief supervit The to live alone fore the vote Other members The most controversial meas ure allotting for so cial security was thrown into con ference after the house had re jected senate changes Two appropriations measures were sent to the governor One allots S3flfi2500 from general rev enue and from fees for the states penal institutions The other was the omnibus carrying a total of l ULll LailJUJK pullect the two men apart before from generai revenue woman whose book any blows werestruck Brmkman from fegS and from She dined with the Duke andifor his Americanborn Duchess on ooard of Washington D C one of the towers three plati was in Jefferson City yesterday m n vman ce suwv of the Federal Home Lan helped Numerous unmarried girls supported the increase Lauf op Ui UJC x iiwiut i if to endure living alone announces i posed it birthday and the Eiffel Towers being ob served simultaneously In the gravel courtyard below police found a movie camera still strapped to his wrist for her as meeting the Duke and Duchess with J W mon state building and loan suj pervisor said the building and j To think she exclaimed situation in Missouri during the past two years has shown a that I had never before gone today she is Thomas Henry yn president of a chain grocery stores in August Child Killed by Car in K CITY June up in the Tower has t which hurried out on jbr ought me so much happi the olatform the companiness ions screams interruptd the Friends of the Duke said he Ira v birthday party inside Police had telephone The first child traffic fataluy here this year occurred today A big improvement B The upper branch already had passed the conference report car of rying the additional money Both j chambers have adopted a bill add the 50 patrolmen I The house vote on the report 63 for and 37 against but 76 a constitutional majority are re quired The assembly driving for noon said the Duke after the mans later inquired condition and ly in London with members of the royal f amij issued a Colt county recorder yesterday boyto death midnight federal funds for numerous state agencies parks and individuals The omnibus measure barely pulled through in the house with only two votes to spare after loud objections were raised to elimina of deficiency allotment for workers unpaid as a result of last years blind pension fund shortage An attempt also failed to restore a provision for purchase of land in Greene county to me 51 Louis Boy Shot as He Flees From Policeman ST LOUIS June An emergency operation was per formed today on George Eller brock 15 who was shot and seriously wounded when he fled from a policeman last night The officer Hugh A Smith a veteran who holds marksmanship honors fired one shot striking Ellerbrock near the spine He reported the youth and another were tampering with a parked automobile Roosevelt Leaves for 5Day Stay at Hyde Park WASHINGTON June Roosevelt left the capital tonight for a fiveday visit at his home at Hyde Park N Y Tomorrow he will attend the wedding near Rhinebeck N Y of Margaret Delano daughter of his first cousin Lyman Delano and Drexel Paul of Philadelphia At a Hyde Park luncheon on Wednesday he will entertain the delegates to the annual governors conference at Albany The presi 01 jana 111 UICCIK iu int morialize the Civil war battle plans to return to Washing Wilson Creek Thursday night   

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