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News and Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1933, Jefferson City, Missouri THE SUNDAY NEWS Full Leased Wire of the Associated Press and United TRIBUNE VOLUME 2 NUMBER 40 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SUNDAY JANUARY 1 1932 LEGISLATORS HAS BEGUN ARRIVING Members of 57th General Assembly Begin to As semble Here SESSION STARTS ONJYEDNESDAY Caucuses to Be Held Tues day Night Republicans Are Scarce The Vanguard of the 57th Mis souri General Assembly began ar riving here last night with virtuallj ifijlof the184 members expected by Ijjjesday The session begins Wed Republicans and Democrats like ly will hold their caucus sessions on Tuesday night Although they have only a handful of members the Re publicans will make their usua nominations for senate and housi offices The consensus last night was tha W H Meredith of Butler countj had the spearkership cinched al though three other Democratic can didates still were in the field Th other candidates are Herman O Maxey of Bates county R Earl Hodges of Callaway county and A L McCawley of Jasper county Me Cawley a former senator and auth orof the states bone dry has not made an active campaign however offering himself only in the event of a deadlock Senator Baylis T Gordon of Lib erty is the only avowed candidate for president pro tern of the senate j although the names of Michael Kin hey Louis E Casey of City both senate veter ans were frequently mentioned Most observers were inclined to be lieve thatjDaaey a former j flvjl tern would not be a candidate the honor would go to Kin CITY VIEWS FUTURE WITH ENCOURAGEMENT HEAD OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SAYS PRICE 02c Having accumulated reserves dur ng a period of depression and In activity Jefferson City approaches he new year with optimism ac xrdiug to Hugh Stephens presi dent of the Chamber of Commerce Reviewing the accomplishments I the past year Mr Stephens pointed out that Jefferson City as veil as the balance of the country would see a definite upturn by mid ear River work farm to market roads overnment building and increased uourist traffic were among the ihings Mr Stephens said would add o the general welfare of Jefferson 3ity Mr Stephens statement in full is as follows Jefferson City will enter the new year with plenty of reasons for en couragement During the struggle against untoward factors of de pression we have been putting in time on projects which mean a solid foundation for prosperity when the turn comes which the best author ities look for in the near future We have been accumulating reserves In fact more has been done in the depression period to make bin city accessible by transportation than was done in the years when things were booming What ha aken place in the transportation map of our trade territory is going x put Jefferson City to the front in a new field heretofore little con sidered It has inspired us to a new central retail center of Missouri and the Headquarters City In a few days the Chamber of Commerce will publish the new highway map of our trade territory which will be enlightening That is laying the groundwork for real growth when business begins the upward swing The bridge is free The bearing this will have upon trade develop ment is too obvious to be discussed Suffice it to say that more people from longer distances were seen on our streets this Christmas season than ever before Proefssional men as well as merchants say their bus iness has been extended materially into the northern counties in re cent months because of the free bridge The coureageous and aggressive manner in which our citizenship took hold of the banking proalerr in the early months of the year anc the subsequent complete settlemen of all uncertainty did more to con vince the public of the stability of our financial resources than any Continued on Page 2 Janitor at Judge Park Headquarters Greets Job Seekers Literally Had to Sweep Two Men Out of Office Edgar J Keating of Jackson coun ty was believed to have the inside track for Democratic floor leader of the house while Senator Phil M Donnelly of Lebanon was much talked of for Democratic floor lead er of the senate The Republican house caucus was expected to nominate Representative W E Fineland of Taney county for speaker and Representative Law rence Presley of Dallas county for floor leader Since the speakership vote is strictly along party lines the Re publican candidate can hope for only 11 of the 150 votes In the sen ate the Republicans will have only seven of the thirtyfour members all of them holdover members PLATTE CITY Mo Dec 31 Tin janitor at headquarters here of Governor elect Guy B Park literally had to sweep two job seekers out of the office today When he arrived at the of fice at 5 oclock to clean the place he found the two men asleep on the floor They ex plaired that they had driven Quite P distance and arrived early to be ahead of the throng But Park was In Kansas City and had lie been hsre it is doubtful if they could have seen him He has announced that because of time needed for state affairs he has closed the door to jobseeking visitors MRS ADA INGE SUCCUMBS IN 1C HOSPITAL Veteran Newspaper Woma of Sedalia Democrat Company Dies ANNOUNCES HIS STAFFCOLONELS Judge Park Handed Out More Than 50 Jobs Saturday THREE J C RESIDENTS AMONG SELECTIONS Lawson Price Means Ray and Howard Cook Are Named 2 PRISONERS ESCAPE COLE COUNTY JAIL Venue Riefsteck and Palj Out Just a Few Min utes Before GREET 1933 WITH THE USUAL DIN AND MERRIMENT Southsidc Bell Starts It Soon to Be Joined by Cres cendo of Noise FACES FELONIOUS ASSAUU CHARGE Hearing of Roy Thompson of Marion Is Set for Thursday Roy Thompson of the Marion neighborhood is facing a charge of felonious assault today with his Representative Presley hopes the preliminary hearing set for Thurs SEDALIA Mo Dec Mrs Ada Stanley Inge 47 daughter of the late Anthony D Stanley who for many years was publisher of the Sedalia Democrat died late today at St Lukes hospital Kansas City Mrs Inge for the past fifteen years was connected with the pa pers advertising department and I since the death two years ago of her father had been treasurer of the Se dalia Democrat Company of which her brother W P Stanley is pres ident Mrs Inge came to Sedalia with her parents from Pleasant Hill where she was born when nine years old She had resitted here continuously since She attended Hosmer Hall St Louis and Vassar College She was prominent socially and in civic work and was an active mem ber of Sorosis and Business and Professional Womens Club Surviv ing are her daughter Martha mother Mrs A D Stanley one sis ter Mrs George H Trader and one brother W P Stanley all of Se dalia KANSAS CITY Dec lovcrnorelect Guy B Park handed out more than 50 jobs today colonels at his inauguration Jan 9 Heres what their costumes will include Black flannel regulation United States Army style doublebreasted coats extending to the knees with standing collars gold shoulder knots and a double row of buttons each bearing the state seal insignia Caps with a circle of gold cloth also bearing the state seal Trousers with a 78 inch gold stripe A gold belt and saber And each colonel will pay for his own uniform The cokmels Platte City Parks home James H Hull and Cama Skillman St L Igoe Wil liam T Jones John P Hart Ed ward A Faust J Harry Hehme James H Higgs John E Corrigan Robert N Hawes Gale P Johnston Richard Murphy Richard A Mc Fall Vernon J Flynn Thomas C Hemlines Jr Robert Lee Douglas George M Parker John J Dowling Donald Anderson Al McCormick D O Ouellet and James H Platt St Mitchell Sr O W Watkins and Dr Harry Con rad Jefferson Price i Howard Cook and Means Ray Vernie Beifsteck serving n year in jail for a narocotic charge and Floyd Suydam alias Donald Ed wards wanted in Oneida county N Y escaped jail shortly before mid night lastnight and were still at large early this BOMBS FROM THE COURTHOUSE LAWN Huppy New Year for Citys Guests Too Thanks to the Masons Nineteerithirtythree stepped in with the same kind of noises ns his predecessors At 12 oclock a dis tant bell began to toll to be joined Sheriffs Snodgross and Prenger i a moment later by ft cresendo ot went in pursuit of the fugitives and sound More bells more whistles could not be reached for a statej more shooting more shouting nnd ment on how the escape was tens of thousands ot Happy New complished It was said however that the bars on the cage had been sawed and that the two went out over the roof The escape was dis covered when other inmates gave the alarm soon after the men de parted Others refused to go with them The police were notified and join ed the sheriff in the hunt for the two men Reifsteck has been in trouble on many occasions and has a long criminal record Suydam alias Ed wards was arrested by Deputy Van dament early in the evening He is wanted in New York for jail break J H HOEKER DIES AT MILLER COUNTY HOME Greene County Man Only State Sheriff to Succeed Himself Succeeds Late Marcell Hendrix Then Was Reelected Years and then a gradual dying down as time has made the switch aver which everybody goes wild or is supposed to There were all sorts of parties some dry and some wet mostly wet A few drunks staggered around on the streets whooping itup and not knowing why unmolested by the po lice No raids were staged on any of the hundreds of speakeasies oi lhe more refined places either for that matter II wasnt the thing to do this yenr Downstairs in the city halls flop house fifty men were snoring t greeting to the New Year They were huppy The Masonic Lodge had looked after the little detail of reeding them with three sheep and 175 rabbits There was more shooting than usual some of the more enthusias tic using bombs to say hello to the Tripping Youngster whose name youll write on every letter and all checks of legal document whole year SPRINGFIELD MO Dee 31 Scott Curtis of Greene county is be lieved to lie the only sheriff in Missouri who will succeed him self Monday He was elected early in 1933 to succeed Mnrcell Hendrix one of six officers slain in the Young farm massacre January 2 and was reelected In Novem ber A E Seibcrling elected sheriff ol Howell county after the murder of C Roy Kelly in December 1031 was defeated when he van for reelection Curtis is the only Greene county sheriff who ever has succeeded himself In the Hoov er lainiVlide ol 1928 he was named constable the only dem ocrat to win election in the county that year U o COURT HALTS HIKE 3 BLIND WORKERS HERE WERE BUSY DURING 1932 Made Door and 130 Caned Chairs Mats for a eleven Republican house members form a militant minority al though a small one While many members of the sen day as the outgrowth of a quarrel over a six dollar board bill at Mar ion last week Lawenece Murray appeared be SCHMOEGER BABY IS DEAD IN COUNTY Kansas G Madden John T Harding H G Leedy Mit chell J Henderson W T Kemper Jr E J Baker William Paul Pin kerson and Frank Norman C Bates and George F OlsoJcrf F Murrell and John Campbell C James M Wateon Flat L Bouchard Egbert Cockrell Frank H Matthews C Stark New F Byanes Rock F Staple H McHaney James A Franklin C Vernon Charles D borne Thompson B Munsey Wealthy Resident of Hoecker Succumbs to Heart Trouble Os 3RL SCOUTS ENJOY THEIR WINTER CAMP Josepb 5J Hoeeker 83 founder of the town IJfcecker in Miller coun ty and wealCfey resident of that sec tion died yesterday wfiwr a brief illness of heart trouble Mr Hoeeker who is widely known i in this section of the state was stricken late last week with heart trouble and his condition gradually grew worse until the end at 1 oclock Saturday afternoon He was bom in St Louis in 1849 and had resided in Miller county a number of years Two children Herman of Hoeek er and Mrs Marie Pore of Topeka Kans survive Eight grandchildren also survive Funeral services will be conduct ed Tuesday morning at 10 oclock at the St Thomas Catholic Church DawsonTanner morticians of this city will be in charge and burial will ae made in the church cemetery there More than one hundred girl scouts attended winter camp ac tivities at the Girl Scouts cabin on j Greenberry Road during the past week Miss Jo Fay Gunn scout di Wanda Marie Schmoeger two rector announced The girls took yearold daughter of Mr and Mrs part in many outdoor activities con Wilham Schmoeger highly respectt nected with their winter campin LOH1AN YOUTH DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL ZEHENDER FINED ON TWO CHARGES Edgar Zehnder was fined in po lice court yesterday morning on two charges one for speeding and the other for Ijeing drunk Hie aolice urestea him JFriday afternoon near the of Miller and Broadway for being drunk When he was taken to po lice headquarters it was discovered that ho was also wanted for speed ing on September 28 He did not re port for the speeding charge then and a wanant issued for his arrest also failed to bring him before Po lice Judge Leslie After pleading guilty to both the charges Judge Leslie fined him and costs for bsing drunk and on the speeding charge BROWN NAMES IK EDITOR OF BLUE BOOK D wight H Brown secretary of A total of 3651 rugs 482 door mats 130 ciuicd chairs and many other articles were made during the year by workers for the Central Missouri Association for the Blind according to the Associations nnnu il report made public yesterday I The number of blind workers at i the school In Jefferson City vary during the year Blind persons arc brought In taught a weaving trade and then when they have mastered It return home to continue work there Thc Missouri Commission or the blind disposed of 2371 rugs and a Dumber of door mala through the Blind Products Company tbe report s fihows Thc Central Missouri Association has a total membership of forty di rectors in the city at the present time These directors are profes sional mid busfnesi men and wom en interested In the welfare of their blind citizens Through the aid of the Missouri Commission the Association has been able to carry on the work of training those who desire It accord ing to the report Besides rug weaving and mat making the work ers make brushes bedspreads and colonial weaves of many patterns do basketry fibre furniture and miscellaneous articles Officers of the Association are President Mrs E Sirnonsen vice president Mrs James Young treas urer A A Spcer executive chair stateelect yesterday announced the j man W H Gimdelfiuger record appointment of warren D Meng or Kansns City as editor of the offici al manual of Missouri known as the ate and house have come forward fore Justice of the Peace John G with pet bills the general dispoi Leslie Friday and swore out a com sitipn has been to await the pro plaint alleging Thompson attacked of Governorelect Guy Park I him with a three foot length of does not take office until Janjppe with the express purpose of uary 9 The Republicans are expect killing him As evidence of the at ed to adopt the program of the re tiring governor Henry s Coulfield which will be delivered shortly aft er the session begins Members of the committee on tax tack he displayed a wellbangaded head and numerous bruises H B Mackey newly ejected con stable made his first arrest when he served the warrant on Thomp ation and governmental reform have j son who was released on bond oraftedmore than DO bills most oft them for consolidation or elimina tion of boards bureaus and comj of the Rtissellville com irmnity died at the family home Friday morning from pneumonia Besides her parents she is surviv ei by one sister and one brother Kuth and Wilbert Schmoeger Funeral arrangements had not bien completed yesterday but it is expected the services will be con ducted Sunday at the Lutheran Church in RussellviUe BELONGING TO STOLEN m FOR STATE SOLON AT KARRIS tee appointed several weeks ago by Gov Caulfield is nearing the end of its work and probably will have its report ready during the first of the session Members of the committee are senator Gordon and Representatives Meredith and Presley t ed that his 1927 Dodge sedan been stolen from his garage in the rear or his home at 711 East Mc program Two troops were forced to call off their activities Friday due to rainy and snowy weather Raymond Dochla 14 son of Mr I and Mrs August Doehhi of Loh j nan died from pneumonia at St Hospital yesterday nfter Bhle Mcnfor noon CO Will vw mm eneascd in newspaper work in 5as City Brown also announced he would retain his present secretary J W In addition to his parents young j DukcPreviously he had nn Diehla is survived by a brother j the appointment of V H CJbert and a sister Lenora i Slcvard of Poplar Bluff as com Funeral arrangements had not mlstjioncr of motor vehicles j bcsn completed iale Jast night but 1 j services will probably be hsd RPAWW T Pm at the Lutheran Church BLACKWELL Okla Dec at Lohman Blackwell Zinc company smelter for many years this citys i 7 A 7 T r D jp leading industry will resume opsrni K L I tt K aj tion tomoiTow morning after a shuti down since November 1930 R C Weisbrod Supt announced today One block of furnaces will be put uINTfri CTT DPf U BACKER S OFFICE ing secretary Mrs Laura O Green financial secretary Dr L B Lake superintendent of shop E B Ra gain sighted assistant Mrs E 13 Ragfiln home teacher Miss Marie RELIEF CHAIRMEN TO MEET HERE MONDAY Local relief chairmen from all parts of Missouri will hold a meet ing at ihe Missouri hotel to discuss relief administration for ten months of January and February Prof Wfilter Bun unemployment relief director for Missouri announced TAXJH STATE Stipulation Filed by Afty Gen Makes Action of Federal Judge Filial BRIM SURPRISED Action Costs State Over in Taxes and Cole Co A final order was entered yesterday in federal court in Kansas City by Judge Albert L Reeves enjoining the state board of equalization from certifying the 10 per cent in crease in the valuation of Mis souri railroads to counties for tax purposes Because of a stipulation filed by Attorney General Struttoii Shartel without the knowledge of the other members of the state board of equal ization the action of Judge Reeves is final mid deprivesthe state or Missouri of in taxes untl Cole county of The notion of the attorney gen eral came ns a surprise to the oth er members of the state board of equalization and at least one wns caustic in his comment I am very much surprised Gov Ctuilfield said This is the first I knew about it Other members of the state board of equalization likewise said they did not know in advance about the stipulation Governor Oaulficld talked imme diately with Cunningham one ot the attorneys retained by Sljavfcoi the state in tho jitigutipn and Cunningham told him that he knew nothing about the Sid C Roach former congrcssmfin from this district also was retained by Shartel in the case Surprise to Board Too Only a few days ngo the stale board of equalization specifically re fused to agree to rescind its action Increasing the railroads valimllon they to dismiss the suit Governor Caulfield said We at that time filed our answers I had no knowledge whatever of the stipulation state treasurer Larry Bnink said We wanted to hire our own attorney but Shartel insisted on appointing his own I understand he paid Cunningham and Roach We knew all along that Shartel was for the railroads and against the state and as far as I know nonu of the members of the board of equalization were told about the stipulation At the attorney generals it was said hat Shartel is in Kan sas City and would not return for a week In addition to the governor at torney general and stale treasurer members of the board of ccmaliza tion and secretary of state Charles U Becker and state auditor L D Thompson When the board of equalization voted several months ago to increase the railroads valuation Shartel op posed and sought a reduction for ithc carrier Later Shdrtel moved to relatives said today Representative Roach died from a cerebral hemmorage at a local into operation tomorrow another block next week and a third a few days later Weisbrod said Thirty men will be employed seven days a week and additional men probably will be given work later Only fonn Gov Caulfield yesterday appoint Thc first of the Democratic state officials elected in November movj jlnaL the hoard reconsider its action cd into the capital yesterday ten i the needy j but did not receive i second to his days ahead of schedule m l own will be motion Secretary of State Charles U itliscusscd at the Cession md sug cdGeoige Rozier as prosecuting at Becker turned over his private Bnstions towarcl improving methods JMcKittricks Phn Roy McKitlrick attorney generat tomey of Perry county to succeed f ice to his successor Dwight H ncw hl Ulx wil1 tuke upThcecct planned to dismiss Cun thf late P B Hood Rozior a tor Brown of Poplar Bluff andBrown K scheduled for Monday at jningiiam and Roach as special coun mer prosecuting attorney lives at took possession immediately nocii IscI and lo assign the case to Gilbert Carty Street Friday night The where he had been under cense number on the car is 130220 i treatment since December He is a er smelter workere are being given No trace of the automobile had been Democrat and had been reelected i made late last night Perryville 1 November after serving one term i TIN BATH TUB GIVES WOMANWRONG IDEA INDEPENDENCE MO Dec an excited feminine reported a crazy man was running about unclothed in her neighborhood Deputy Sheriff Bourke Powell rushed right out to see about it He found that a resident in a hurry to hang up his tin bathtub at the rear of the house after bathing had attended to this de tail before dressing Balance at End Biennium State Treasurer Reports on Hand ESTATE PAYS IN INHERITANCE TAX Generally fair Sun Monday rising The State Treasury ended the 1932 biennium Saturday with an official balance of 28 The actual balance however is only about since ap proximately in bills properly chargeable to this ad ministration were carried over when f deficit appeared prob able several months ago The December payroH and bills are chargeable to the next administration a custom al ways followed The total state payroll all departments amounts to ap proximately monthly Almost half of this amount however is charged to various The estate of the late Lydia D of St Louis yesterday paid state inheritance tax of Mrs Lena Clough of Peoria DENVER MAN IS THE 1932 CHAMPION LIAR BURLINGTON WIS Dec McCarthy of Denver Colo is the champion liar for 1932 the Burlington Liars Club an nounced tonight We are extending every possible Many in the state iLamb who will be one of his assist courtesy to Mr Brown so that henavf rtaucsled additional aid from ante may become thoroughly familiar Reconstruction Finance Corpor wlth the office before January 9 jatio for the ncxt two winter diction was in the state and not Becker said We will have two sec months This phase in particular federal courts McKittrick contended that juris retaries of state until then be taken ip tomorrow fee funds or to the state high way department account and is not included in the immediate payro3 charged to the general revenue Receipts from state property tax will begin pouring in durins the early days of January and there will be plenty of cash on hand to pay salaries of em ployes who lose their positions on Jan 9 as a result of the change of administration After the close of the treas urers books for the bi ennium yesterday the State Treasurer received in taxes virtually all of it from Continued on page 2 12 on a net estate of Mrs Desloge left a gross estate of 759739 The estate was divided equally between her sons Firmin V and Joseph Desloge The tax was not due until Janu ary 3 and the check in payment will not be turned into the general revenue fund until that time won honorable mention The win ners were announced after the An al judging of more than 1500 tall stories entered by contestants throughout the country in the clubs annual contest RETAIL STORES WILL STAY CLOSED MONDAY Marriage License Slump 72 Move Certificates Issued in 1931 Than 1932 NAMES COUNTY JUDGE Frank Weatherford yesterday was appointed a member of the St Glair In observance of the New Year county court from the second retail stores of the city will remain tnct by Gov Caulfield j closed tomorrow Chamber of Com merce officials announced last night State county and city offices will also remain closed Monday The pub lic and Lutheran schools will re open tomorrow CENSUS ENUMERATOR Gov Caulfield yesterday appoint ed Charles B Ralston census I mcjator at Carthage emi Hard times and depression reduced Dan Cupids activities in Cole county during 1932 and the youngsters darts failed to pierce as many hearts as in 1931 County Recorder Henry G LePagc said yesterday During the year that made its exit this morning only 303 certificates to wed were issued as compared to 375 in 1931 In 1931 the recorder averaged more than a license a day and was dointr the same the first several months in 1932 but tho total figure gradually fell behind in the concluding months Tiie 1932 figures up to yes terday was an even 300 then Ihree licenses were Issued on Saturday They went to the following couples Guy Shaw and lxis Hinon both St Louis Earl E Hoskins and Leore Sarpenfield both of Henley They were united in manage by the Rev Paul Weber of the Baptist Church Estille Miller and Kettie Rice both of Columbia They were married in the recorders office iy Justice of the Pence J G Uslie Recorder Lepage said yester day the 1932 total is the lowest since he has been in office a period of six years The slate board of equalization held its final meeting of the 1931 32 biennium today passing only on routine matters Although keenly disappointed in the sudden and unexpected termin ation of the case Gov Caulfield said he did not know whether thevc was any further action the stnte could take pointing out that the attorney general is the state law of ficer and controls its litigation The state tax commission fixed the valuation of the 53 roalroads and terminals in Missouri at but the board of equalization in creased the valuation to and it was this valuation upon which the state sought to collect taxes for 1932 20 Companies In It More than 20 of the lines wtni before Judge Reeves and obtained an order restraining the certifica tion of the railroads valuation Later however Judge Reeves mocli Continued on 2
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