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   News and Tribune, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1933, Jefferson City, Missouri                             N EWS AND TRIBUNE SECTION ONE 16 PAGES WE DO OUR MUTT A SUNDAY COMBINATION OF THE MORNING CAPITAL NEWS AND EVENING POSTTRIBUNE VOLUME 3 NO 34 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17 1933 PRICE 02c LONG ILLNESS IS FATAL TO SAM A BAKER Former Governor and Cole Countys Illustrious Citi zen Dies Early Saturday Morning PASSES IN HISSLEEP IN CAPITAL CITY HOME Services Will Be Held Tomorrow At Pres byterian Church In Jef ferson City TWO STATES VOTE ON REPEAL TUESDAY By The Associated Press Two more Mexico and Tuesday on rat ification of repeal of the 18th amendment bringing to 31 the total of states to act Repealists in both states pre dicted the parade for repeal would not be interrupted however insisted the two states would retain prohibition Postmaster General James A Parley the Democratic national chairman telegraphed the gov ernors of New Mexico and Idaho urging that every possible effort be exerted to elect wet delegates Former Governor Sam Aaron Baker died at his home 1012 Oak Street early Saturday morning aft er a four years illness of paralysis The former chief executive was stricken three months after he re tired from the governorship in Jan uary 1929 Overwork was said to have been a contributing cause He had refused to take a vacation dur ing his tenure of office although re peatedly urged to do so by his phy sicians He said he was elected to serve four years and that he did nol propose to spend any considerable portion of it on a vacation He told friends there would be time for that after he retired from of fice since he never intended to ask for public office again Doctors held out little hope for his recovery when he suffered two strokes in rapid succession but his strong constitution built by the years of hard work as a section hand while struggling for an educa and his indomitable will enab Jiiim to rally again and again He was a hopelessinvalid unablc to leave bed or wheel chair but his mind remained strong and clear and he expressed confidence he would again participate actively in the af fairs of men At times it appeared that despite the hopelessness of his condition he might regain his health Several weeks ago there was a definite change for the worse and he failed rapidly He suffered a hemorrhage late Friday night and slept away a few hours later Mem bers of his family were with him when the end came Funeral Monday The body will remain at the fam ily home until noon Monday when it will be removed to the Presby terian Church where it will lie in state until 3 oclock the hour of the funeral Rev A B Jackson will conduct the services and bur ial will be in Riverview cemetery The pallbearers will be Dr P W Gillham H A Perrigney Dr J 8 Summers Jos B Long Raymond Shoop Thorpe J Gordon George cavis and North Todd Gentry the passing of Sam Baker Jef Ierson City lost one of the outstand ing men of its history Only one other man from Cole County was elected governor of C Edwards in 1844 Until he was elected state superintendent of schools Mr Baker participated more in the civic and business life of the community than in politics He came here first about thirty years ago as a school teacher was elevat ed to the office of principal of the INDICT LAZIA ON INCOME TAX CHARGES Federal Grand Jury Cites Political Leader For Fail ure To Pay Taxes KANSAS CITY Sept John Lazia north side political leader in the Democratic organiza tion of T J endergast which ib in power in Kansas City was in dicted by a federal grand jury to day on charges of violating the in COAST STORM INCREASES IN ITS INTENSITY come tax laws The indictment contained three OAL CODE IS SIGNED ENDING LONG DEADLOCK Miners Prepare To Return To Work On Hearing of Agreement Lives So Far Are Lost and Property Loss Into Millions WAJ NGTON Sept Signatures were affixed to the long sought bituminous coal code tonight by representatives of the various operating groups Hugh S Johnson the adminis trator called the representatives i the industry to his office for the signing ceremony after an agree ment upon the charter for one of the nations basic industries had been Obtained at the Shoreham Ho tel counts one alleging failure to pa tax on a gross income o in 1929 a second alleg ing failure to file an income tax re turn in 1930 and the third alleging failure to pay in taxe on an income of of tha year Lazi also was questioned recentl by the Jackson county grand jur during its investigation of vice an racketeering conditions in Kansa City including the recent wide spread operation of slot machines Jerome Walsh attorney for Lazia said his client would appear Mon day morning in federal court and furnish bond of Lazias rise to a position of poli tical influence in Kansas City dates from 1927 when he organized the North Side Democratic Club and ousted the veteran leader Mike Ross from control in that section Name Often Mentioned The 1923 municipal election a bitter battle for control of the City Hall was featured by the alleged kidnaping of several Ross lieuten ants who said they were kept pris oners until after the polls had clos ed NORFOLK Va Sept Swirling north along the Atlantic shores a hurricane lashed the sea board with the fury of death and devastation tonight Pour lives were men drowned on coast one man died seeking to escape the flood that swept into mine work ings near Wilkesbarre Pa and an other drowned in a swollen creek in Pennsylvania Pour men were trapped in a coal pit at Wilkesbarre by the rushing waters After striking HEARINGS ON LIQUOR END HEREONKD Almost Every Plan Possible Submitted Meeting To Be Held In Capitol KANSAS CITY Sept Ideas like so many pieces of a crazypatterned jigsaw puzzle tum bled over each other and at times collided today at the meeting here of Governor Guy B Parks liquor control advisory commission After hearing a list of witnesses LAMSON CONVICTED JURY RECOMMENDS DEATH FOR MURDER Members of Slain Womans Family Have No Com ment When Told of Trial Verdict circling around Norfolk hardest to the north and south the hurricane swerved out to sea The weather bureau in Wash ington ordered warnings along New Englands coast i which included some who predicted any plan would fail and that pro hibition would return the commis sion announced it will hold its final meeting at 2 p m Wednesday at the statehousc in Jefferson City Then it faces the task of piecing together the integral parts of the The path of the puzzle in order to form a plan for velocity of which reached 100 miles recommendation to the governor There were those today who said local option would work and some who said it would who favored state control of sales and others urging tho utmost freedom m favoring the sa loon and those insisting it must never be permitted to inclined to reminisce about good whisky Missourians used to make ra ther than have any opinions about its forthcoming manufacture and sale Because of his wide acquaintance as well as the mani Signing of the code came almost two days after President Roosevelt had called the operators into the White House for a conference nt the end of which he gave them 2i lours to complete their negotiations or a code An extension of this time was granted after innumerable ad ditional difficulties arose The first to sign the agreement at Johnsons desk were J D A Mor row president of the Northern Coal Control Association and W A Jones secretary and E C Malian president of the Smokeless Appa lachian Coal Association and H R Hawthorne secretary UNIONTOWN PA that coal operators have signed an NRA code for the industry striking southwestern Pennsylvania miners tonight aited word from their lo cal leaders that would send them back to work Uncertain as to the crue meaning of the orking agreement more than 200000 menon holiday hes itated to commit themselves as to whether they return to the mineMonday The feeling was general that the codes subscription to the principle of collective bargaining means re cognition of the United Mine Work ers of America but workers awaited the definite assurance of their im fold ol his tion i izias name was frequently 1 during the search for the kidnapers of Mrs Nell Donnelly wealthy garment manufacturer and Miss Mary McElroy daughter of the city manager H P McElroy One report current at the time had it that Lazias agents werein strumental in apprehending the Donnelly kidnapers Last year his name was also drawn into an investigation by the chamber of commerce of asserted attempts to organize a racket among owners of cleaning and dye ing establishments Lazia denied he had any connection with the at tempted intimidation or the bomb ings which accompanied it Agents of the bureau of internal Sept revenue investigating the income bituminous tax matter found that Lazi was born in Brooklyn N Y about 1393 the son of Giuseppe Lazzio an hour as it swept over the Car olinas past Cape such as it was thought the center of the storm Sunday could be near Nan tucket the brunt of it avoiding New York Norfolk had been warned to get ready for a terrific blow but the hurricane changed its course before its force reached here and headed northward Big craft ploughed through moun tainous seas all along the seaboard and small boats sought refuge Hurricane warnings flew as far north as New Jersey and danger lights flashed from South Carolina to New England Coastal residents of Virginia fled to safety The weather bureau gave steady signals of warning that the hurricanes fury was growing as it moved northward A small ship the Steamer Beck vitli of Reedviip Va was in dis iress and in tow of a coast guard cutter Off Cape of the barometers fell below 29 an alarming signal and the storm already was above 75 miles an hour Significant among the opinions expressed were those of state legis lative members who will have a part in the formation of a control plan Jerome Joffee Kansas City a state senator said that stores shoulc not be permitted to sell hard li quors The state should be the sole dis penser he asserted Th Missouri beer bil the mdL lenient in the Unitcc States proof of the lobbying pow er of the brewers A hard liquo lobby is inevitable with privat sale Joffee favored heavy and swif punishments for the sale of liquo DENTISTS MEET IN CITY TUESDAY Convicted Twice Although arrested several times Between 100 and 125 Central District Society Members To Attend he was convicted but a juvenile court burglary charge and on a robbery charge in a Kansas City saloon holdup in 1916 For the latter crime he was sentenced to 12 years in the Missouri penitentiary but was pardoned after serving eight months of the term by Act ing Governor Wallace Crossley While at liberty on bond awaiting trial on the robbery charge Lazi hit the trail at a Billy Sunday re vival meeting and announced he in tended to reform Between 100 and 125 members of the Central District Dental Society and their wives are expected here to attend the annual meeting of that organization to be held Mon day and Tuesday of this week Registration will begin at 9 oclock tomorrow morning at the hotel Questions relating to the dental high school left here for a short time to accept a more remunerative place in his profession then return ed to become city superintendent of schools Few school heads attain ed the popularity that was Mr Bakers during his term His exj ceptionai record won him statewide acclaim and in 1917 he was prevail ed upon to seek the office of state superintendent of schools He was elected Four years later he was defeated for reelection but ran so far ahead of his ticket that he be came the partys hope for the gov ernorship two years later A Close Battle e threw himself into this cam with all the vigor of his ro bust strength He made speeches in every county in the state and car ried the fight to his opponent every step of the way It was generally admitted when he started out that he had a hard uphill fight The Democrats had concentrated all their strength on Dr Arthur Nel mediate counsellors OSAGE CO RESIDENT RELEASED ON BOND profession will be discussed at ses sions the mornings and afternoonf of the two days at the Public Li brary auditorium Speakers will include Drs Travis E Kallenbach O A Kelly and D L Sexton all of St Louis Drs John M Clayton and Ralph W Ed wards of Kansas City Dr J W Collmcyer of Milford Delaware to minors drunkards and persons who spend more for it than their income and health allow M E Casey Kansas City anoth er state senator favored a more lib eral sale policy The sellers have as much right to sell as the buyers have to he said Control should deal with indi viduals who use liquor antisocially and irrationally The utmost free dom of dispensing should prevail Saloons the poor mans club or call them any other name should be permitted Cornelius Roach a former secre tary of state emphasized that pro fits and politics must be divorced from the liquor Mrs Reta Cresnshaw a school teacher and Sunday school teacher assured her only reason for ap pearing was to voice her conviction that prohibition inevitably will re turn Press T Cross ol Lathrop was concerned about the power of the country preachers They persuade and coerce their communities to vote local option he said HAD ASKED THAT JUSTICE BE DONE ther Residents of Lamar Mo Home Town of Mrs Lamson Hail the News Wth Joy LAMAR Mo Sept Members of the P M Thorpe Iam iy here tonight had little to say vhcn informed that David Lamson vidower of their daughter Mrs Al enc Thorpe Lumson had been con ieted and sentenced to clcntti lor lie murder of the former Lamar irl M R Thorpe is a prominent iouthwest Missouri business man Oh I just couldnt make any statement now cried Mrs Thorpe onight when informed of the ver lict You know how we feel about t but I just couldnt suy anything nore now Previously members of the vio lins family had expressed hope that justice would be done inj their daughters death but had re fused to enlarge on what they mean by justice Neither of thegirls parents has ever said whether or not they believed Lamson guilty of the murder News of the conviction was hail ed by other residents of Lamar friends of the former Allcnc Thorpe who is buried here The entire town has been carefully following the trial at San Jose and several friends of the girl tonight expressed gratification for the conviction Mrs Wallace Griffin said All Silence Falls On Courtroom As Words Are Heard Then Lamsons Sister Screams TAKE IT ON THE CHIN ATTORNEY TELLS HIM Convicted Killer Shows No Emotion Walks From the Courtroom Without Comment JJAVII TO BE BISHOP Former Pastor of Richfouu lihi Widely Known In Con trill Missouri VATICAN CJJY Sept Pope Pius today named the Rev Father Christian IT Winkelmann at St Louts Mo auxiliary bishop ol Lamar will be overjoyed to hear ol the conviction St Louis The titular bishop of Situ been it member of the board ol di ocesan consultors and secretary of tho board for in firmed priests The Pope named Father Jsesus Villnreal a priest of Dunvngo Bish op of Tchiianlepec METAL INSIGNIA MAY HAVE SAVED OFFICER A metal insignia on the service cap of Hiyhwuy Patrol Srgt J S cage probably saved the troopers ifc by deflecting a bullet aimed at lis head by a fleeing desperado Although Poagc was seriously vounded in a gun battle near Hop ins Mo with Harold Thorn ough patrol headquarters here verc informed yesterday that he s recovering Thornbrough want ed for major crimes in the middle A general session of the womens auxiliary will be held Monday Wcrner Kever of Lewistown Osage county was released in bond of when arraigned before U S Commissioner D w Peters yes terdrmorring on a charge of vio lating the national prohibition laws Kcver was arrested late last week on his farm near Lewistown when federal agents from here confiscat ed a 50gallon capacity still 50 gal lons of corn mash and 25 gallons of whisky at the place It was the first raid since the change in department of justice agents here Continuea on Page 2 PENDERGAST AND SHANNON IN CLAYTON Monday night beginning In 1931 he was indicted with olhmorning at 10 oclock ers by a federal grand jury at Kan sas City on charges of conspiring to violate the National Prohibition Act The indictment was dismissed when Charles Carolla assumed re sponsibility for the acts charged to Lnzia and paid a fine oclock a banquet will be held at the Missouri Hotel followed by bridge playing NAME N R A COMMITTEE ST LOUIS Sept ganization of a compliance commit Of the IT R A which will pass upon all complaints here regarding code violations was announced to night William L Igoe attorney Dr H E Holliway of this city i and president of the St Louis police is president of the Central District beard is chairman of the committee Dental Society which has other members WEATHER MISSOURI Generally fair Sun day and Monday moderately warm Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday for the upper Mis sissippi and lower Missouri valley A few showers mostly over north ern sections near beginning and to ward end of week near normal temperatures ST LOUIS Sept Thomas J Pendergast Kansas City Democratic leader and Congress man Joseph B Shannon were in Clayton today for what they de scribed as just a visit They conferred with St Louis county officials and Democratic leaders Senator Bennett C Clark called at the hotel where they stopped Pendergast and Shannon left late today by automobile for Kan sas City SLOT MACHINE IS SEIZED BY POLICE Another slot machine was in the possession of police authorities this morning and three men were beins held in jail Unless there are fur ther developments they likely will be charged with possessing an il legal gambling device The slot machine stripped of its nickels was found in a dump truck parked at Lafayette and Dunklin Streets late yesterday afternoon William Steinmetz owner of the truck and Alfred Roark his com panion who were reported to be at tempting to sell the device were ar rested Steinmetz and Roark said they had obtained the machine from Henry Tucker and Floyd Skinny Amos who were out on parole from jail sentences resulting from state charges Amos was arrested and placed in the county bastile again with Roark and Steinmetz The au thorities were looking for Turker last night The slot machine is believed have I somewhere in the was killed in the One of the bullets fired at PC Father Winkolmiinn wiis born and reared in St Louis and is not relat ed to the Winkclmans of Cole and Osagc County He a wide ac quaintance in Central Missouri however having been pastor ol the church Rich fountain He has frequently celebrated mass at UK Immaculate Conception and St Pe ters Church in Jefferson City SEEK TO BARGAIN INURSHELCASE struck the brass badge on cap The slug was deflected preventing what physicians said would have aecn A mortal wound A second shot struck the leather band on the troopers hat driving small disc into his head The piece will be removed later because of danger from a possible infec tion Attorneys Oller To Surrender ieo Kelly If Shannons Are Freed OKLAIIOMA CITY Sept Ifi offer for the surrender of SAN JOSE Calii Sept A Ltnnsun was convicted tonight on a charge ol murdering his attractive wife Allcne Thorpe Lamson in their Stanford Universi ty campus home last Memorial Day by a jury which decided the death penalty as punishment In load silence the verdict read at a night session of court hastily called after the seven men and five women hud deliberated only about five hours For a few seconds the hollow si lence then there was a scream from the direction of where Lnm sons sisters Dr Margaret Lamsmi and Mrs Willis Thoits sat but the convicted man never moved He was slightly pale but there was no immediate sign that the ver dict had affected him When Clerk Albert Ncwlin read liif iv tctct for the Ficond time tliq youthfuldefendant with nppareu realization for thcrfirst iousncss of the unqualified verdict gripped his leg with his hnncl His lips twitched slightly Three Ballots Taken The jury required three ballots G Peterson of Saratoga the foreman declared He said there was no doubt the verdict from the first bal lot and Ihnt neither was there any doubt about the degree As Lamson sat down beside his counsel Edwin Rea and Maurice Rankin the former turned to him and said Take it on the chin kid Okch Lamson replied his only comment during the brief session He refused any statement as he was led from the court room nor would his attorneys talk except to say that the verdict would be ap pealed The jury foreman said the vote on the first two ballots was 11 to one for conviction Deputy District Attorney Allan P Lindsay who only a few hours be fore had delivered the final argu ment caustically denouncing Lam son as a man craftily plotting to do away with his wife and bring Mrs Kellcy Sacramento divorcee to his office on the Stanford campus xpresscd satisfaction with the ver dict We think the verdict represents Georsc Machine widely hunted for Charles 7 UrKchel Gum Kelly the kidnaping if Flyer Thrilled by Meteor 5r JT TT Night Sky Turns Brilliant by Blazing Fire Ball ST LOUIS Sept P The story of his viewing a flam ing meteor from a grandstand seat 2000 feet in the air was told today by H H Pat Gallup a veteran air mail flier Gallup said he witnessed the phenomenon about 30 miles southwest of Indianapolis last night I was looking at the instru ments on the panel when the in side of the cockpit and the sur rounding country suddenly became flooded with light he said The first thought that crossed my mind was that a plane was ap proaching from the rear and that it had flashed on its landing lights Just as I looked up the meteor rifled past the plane on the right I would judge the dis tance at about 300 yards The ship was going 150 miles an hour the meteor seemed to be stolen Friday i raveling at better than 500 miles the citvVor couritv hour The central body seemed to be about the size of a mans head and there was a trail of fire sev eral feet long It threw off a greenish yellowish light much more powerful than a landing flair or field floodlight My altimeter read about 2000 feet and of course I was keep ing that level When the light from the meteor first hit the plane the was such as to suggest the meteor was above and behind me but it was going to ward the earth at an angle When the meteor was about 1000 yards ahead of the plane and about 300 feet below its level there was a blinding explosion I heard no noise nor did I feel the concussion which usually follows an explosion Nor did I feel any heat from the meteor Only an odd sensa tion which made me wonder whether the world was coming to an end or whether I was seeing I things MO HIGHWAY LETTING ANNOUNCED The state highway department yesterday announced a road letting for September 29 In cluded in the projects is approxi matcly of new road vwk under the Federal Public Works Act In the projects is a 410foot bridge over the Blue River in Jack son county on the new highway No 40 traffic relief route which will cost approximately to con struct A bridge over railroad tracks near Leeds on the same route is also included in the let ting Morgan 39 miles graded earth Route SD Syracusesouth St Louis 42 miles 10foot con crete Route 77 PattonvilleOlive Street Road 19 miles 20foot con crete Route IT from Route 66TR Gravois Road 38 miles 10foot con of the Shannon family of Paradise arc released was made hre tonight by John V Rob erts Enid Okla attorney District Attorney Herbert K Hyde j replied immediately that the gov ernment will never consent to any such agreement If I hoy expect any recommenda tion of Iirnioney from the govern ent rto the Shannons Hyde said will expect HIP Kellys un conditional surrender and the re turn of the ransom justice said Lindsay and we aru satisfied Judge Sycr set next Tuesday for pronouncement of sentence as the brief court session adjournd Lam son walked steadily from the vurt room flanked by his attorneys FOUR LICENSES TO WED ARE ISSUED I crcte 61 Route 77 Gravois RoadRoulo WIFE UNSUCCESSFUL IN HALTING SUICIDE Marriage licenses issued yesterday by Recorder Henry Lefage went to the following couples John Dill and Virginia Luecke both of Richfountain Mo They will be married there on Wednesday Sept 27 Stanley A Cccklin and Evelyn Murder Cry Hiscs A cry of murder range across the campus of Stanford University last memorial Day bringing officers to the home of David A Lamson 31 business representative of the uni versity publishing house In the vinecovered home where Lamson and his attractive wife Allene 28 lived officers found the nude body of the young woman in bloodtinged water in the bathtub Her head and arms were hanging over the side and on the floor were Beside bedroom slippers Mrs L M Place real estate agent told officers she had arrived with a potential tenant for the cot tage to have been temporarily vacat ed by the Lamsons Lamson she said had been working in the back yard She said Lamson told her to Minnie Young both of St Loins go to the front door of the house while he entered from the rear to They weremarried by Justice W P change his clothes and admit her Two minutes or so later Lamson appeared at the front door with the MACON MO Sept While his wife made desperate ef forts to prevent him and his son looked on in horror Morris KintMc 44 a coal operator committed sui cide with a shotgun in the base ment of his home near here today His wife wrestled vith him in vn M Clarence Mayfirld of Stick ney Mo who is 38 years of age and Edna M Cowlcs 17 of Jefferson City Lawrence HelUiiRer and Madeline Jordan both of Jefforson CityThey marrird by Rev Paul Weber cry his wife had been murdered Lamson was questioned jailed and later charged with murder He said he was innocent His trial brgan here August 21 before Superior Judse R R Syer VClf IIUll I Ji M l i 1 kslor of tin First Baptist Church and a jury of seven men and twe 1 here ENLISTS IN NAVY Russell Elliott local youth has rnlistcd in the U S Navy and will leave tomorrow for St Louis with women Dr Dnctcrs Testify Milton Eaier and Dr Blake Wilbur testified they found four fractures on Mrs Lamsons skull and gashes in the back oJ the Thestate oroduced a length effort to seize the pun Kindle A Hazclrigg local recruiting ofj i fiontiriviGQ o complained of financial losses ficer to pass his final examination Continued on   

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