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News and Tribune, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1933, Jefferson City, Missouri NEWS AND TRIBUNE SECTION ONE 16 PAGES I VOLUME 3 NO 36 GOVERNOR OF WISCONSIN is THREATENED Mrs Philip Lafollette Ter rorized At Lonely Vaca tion Cottage While Gover nor Is Away MADISON Wls Sept F LaFollette 35year old former governorof Wisconsin and his associates were striving tonight to clear up what LaPollette believed an attempt to kidnap him or a at a secluded cottage on A SUNDAY COMBINATION OF THE MORNING CAPITAL NEWS AND EVENING POSTTRIBUNE men who called cottage about oclock night about four hours be LaFollette arrived there to end the night were the objects of by private detectives and county officials The cottage is owned by former Congressman Thomas R Amlie of Elkhorn closely allied with LaFol lette in the Wisconsin Progressive Republican party Both had gone to Kenodga where LaFollette ad dressed a meeting Friday night they returned to the cottage at a m they found Mrs Amlie in a state of fright Appeared Well Informed About the hour they had intend ed to return from Kenosha LaFol lette said the two strangers awak ened Mrs Amlie at the cottage and assumed a menacing attitude when she informed them her husband ana the former governor were not there Two hours later they called again and went away only after Mrs Am lie told them she did not expect her husband that night As they prowled about outside the house Mrs Amlie thought she ob served that the men wore masks They made no attempt to break in What mystifies me LaFollette 14 Applications For Mo Works Projects Received Funds for School Buildings Municipal Utility Systems Sewerage Disposal Works and One Jail Sought from Federal Government JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SUNDAY OCTOBER 1 1933 RELIEF NEEDS IN PRICE 02c 28240 PERSONS DIE IN AUTO ACCIDENTS WASHINGTON Sept 30 deaths from auto mobile accidents were reported today by the Census Bureau to have occurred last year than during the previous two years Total deaths excluding Utah for which data had not been re ceived were 28240 at the rate of 236 for each 100000 of popula tion OCTOBER SESSION OPENS TOMORROW Only Civil Cases Set For Trial On First Day Uncontested Suits Up Tuesday incident was iiow those jmcn Vknfew Irr was going to stay at the Amliecbttage I had not told any one It looked like a well worked oul program If they wanted to kidnap me I cant understand their mo tive lor they must have known that neither myself nor any member of my family has any money Those jTmen werent ICidriaping Suspected It was possible he added that they could have been bent on kid naping with a view of demanding ransom from his friends but La Follette inclined to another view They may have been men who disliked my political philosophy and to get rid of me he said The former governor defeated for renomination at the 1932 primary election has recently been attack ing the NRA program In speeches CONTRACTOR IS DEAD AFTERLONG ILLNESS E Petry for many years a prominent contractor and builder in Jefferson City died at his home 414 Washington Street Saturday morning after a two years illness of complications He was 71 years old Mr Petry was born in Boonville Ind January 30 1862 and grew to manhood there He came to Jeffer son City many years ago entering business here as a contractor and builder He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Macca bees He is survived by his widow Mrs Petry three daughters Mrs E E Mansur Mrs M E Audrey and Mrs W F Sappenfield and one son Ed J Petry of this city There are four brothers Lewis and Gus Petry of Nelson Mo and John A and William Petry of Jefferson City The funera will take place Mon day WINE CO REGISTERED AT CAPITOL OFFICE Herman Wine Company of Hermann Mo Saturday registered with the secretary of state as a partnership under the fictitious name law for the purpose of manu facturing wine Ottmar George Start of St Louis is owner of the company i NACY BACK ON JOB State Treasurer Richard R Ncy was back at his desk in the capitol yesterday after having been con to his home the last several days with a gall bladder ailment WEATHER MISSOURI Generally fair S iJV and Monday ccoler Suniil in west Back last night from Vienna where he concluded the docket of the September term of the Maries County Court Circuit Judge Nike G Sevier will spend a restful day today and then start in on the heavy docket of the Cole county court here tomorrow morning A number of civil cases are on the docket for the opening day of court Monday morning at 9 oclock Tues day noncontested divorce actions and default cases will be disposed of along with the cases already scheduled on the docket Members of the panel for this term have been notified to report for duty Wednesday morning at 9 oclock re 280 some odd civil and Crifninai cases scheduled for the October term Outstanding among the criminal cases are the trial of Edward Mc Mahan charged with first degree murder in the slaying of J W Tex Harger here several months ago and P Gold indicted for arson by the Cole county grand jury The trial of McMahon in which there is widespread interest will open on Monday October 9 Golds trial is scheduled to begin on Friday October 6 U S FREIGHT BILL CUT A HUNDRED MILLION WASHINGTON Sept The nations freight bill automatic ally receives a reduction of almost a hundred million dollars a year at midnight tonight At that our the surcharges on freight bills which the carriers were allowed to put into effect 21 months ago will be dropped and the normal charges for handling most of the nations products especially heavier items like coal and goods other than farm products will be lowered by from six cents a ton to 2 cents per 100 pounds The surcharges proclaimed as an emergency move to develop enough income to tide weaker roads over the 1932 financial stringency failed ST LOUIS Sept Fourteen applications for public works projects in Missouri were re ceived this week by the state advis ory board Col Hugh Miller state engineer announced tonight All the projects would be finan ced by loans aia grants from the federal eovencment Applications were received for the district Jasper Ciuuy loan asled io grain requscM estimated to em ploy 250 men ior three months and 50 men for nine months City of Tipton sanitary sewer system costing loan re quested grant requested estimated to employ 30 men for about three months City of Kirksville for sewerage disposal works details not given City of Joplin market house re modeling loan requested grant requested estimated to employ 48 men for 45 days St Louis county court house costing City of Vandilia imyrovsmeil of water system loan requested S87 691 grant requested 518775 rs timated to employ 80 men for six inorths School district of Kansas city school buildings and extensions loan requested grant re quested estimated to em ploy 400 to 500 men for 20 months City of Doniphan electric light sjstem and extensions to city wa terworks system loan requested grant requested estimated to employ 58 men for four months Normandy school district rst Louis building program loan requeued grant re quested estimated to cm ploy 87 men for 18 months Ritenous school district St Loui5 additions to building and athletic field loan requested 44 534 grant requested SH166 es timated to employ 20 men lor six months Saline county jail and sheriffs residence no loan requested S13 55850 estimated to employ 40 men for three months MRS WM F KNOX IS RECOVERING RAPIDLY ABDUCTORS OF AUGUST L U E R ESCAPE CHAIR AI Convicted Mrs Ches sen Nowell Fitzgerald Get Life Musiala 20 and Two Others 5 Years have said The problem he said to be added later Crossley is one for wife of the of public Mrs William Knov city superintendent schools is reported to be recoverin from an infection Six minor operations were neces sary before the infection was checked Mrs Knox is now believed to be well on the way to a plete recovery com CASEY OPPOSES SALES TAX AND BOND ISSUE KANSAS CITY Sept rjeclaring that taxes are Senator M E Casey of Kansas City veteran member ofthe of their objective although produc Missouri state senate declared today iiio 3rnimrt he oppose proposals to issue ing around 870000000 a year it was estimated at the time they were authorized that they would produce FARM HOME LOAN co PECLARES DIVIDEND NEVADA Mo A dividend for the period from March 18 to Aug 31 1933 on a bas is of three per cent annually hai been declared by the reorganized Farm and Home Savings and Loan Association of Missouri The boards action was ed today by George W Wagner president who helped reorganize the association after it went into voluntary receivership at a time when he was state supervisor of building and loan associations March 18 the beginning of the bonds or levy a sales tax EDWARDSVILLE ILL Sept 30 members of the gang which kidnaped August Lucr last July 10 today escaped the electric chair demanded by the state but were convicted and sentenced to prison terms ranging from hfe to 5 years duration A circuit court jury whose selec tion started three weeks ago found that Mrs Lillian Chessen Randol Eugene Norvell and Percy Michael Fitzgerald should spend the re mainder of their life in an Illinois prison Lesser members of the gang in cluding Charles Chessen husband of the convicted woman received lighter terms Chessen was senten ced to five years Christ Niccola Gitcho to a similar fate and Mike Musiala received a 20year penalty The 77yearold Alton III bank er whose five day captivity and release without payment of a de manded ransom brought about the convictions did not ap pear in the courtroom today Lucr Glad Its Over Located at the bank of which he is president he declined to comment on the justice of the punishment but admitted he was glad there wasnt a hung jury so that we dont have to go through the ordeal of having the case tried again Members of the jury said they had agreedto make no formal com ment on their verdicts It was re liably learned however that it was first agreed that both Norvell a professional bondsman and gamb ler and Fitzgerald former convict and gambler should be el ted Other of the jurors believed Mrs Chessen identified as the finger woman who pointed out the Ger man banker as a good abduction victim should receive an equal pen alty but did not think they could vote to take the life of a woman As a compromise it finally was agreed that all three should be giv en life prison terms States Attorney L M Geers said that charges of extortion by threat also pending against the sextet would be stricken from the docket but with leave to reinstate The United States district attor neys office said similar action would be taken with regard to charges of using the mails to extort money To Ask a New Trial Several attorneys representing the various defendants said irrircTmle Iy after the verdict that they would seek a new trial and if denied would appeal Fitzgerald alone of the kidnap ers took the jury decision with a smile and banter j It looks like they dealt us a nati They were marriccfat ural he commented In St Louis underworld circles he is known as the Dice Box Kid A natural is STATE ARE ACUTE CROSSLEY WARNS Declares Special Legislative Session Must Provide Monthly The Missouri legislature must pro vide a month for relief work if Missouri citizens are to be saved from want and starvation it was said yesterday by Wallace Crossley state director of relief That is a startling figure but we just as well face the facts now as later Crossley said Relief officials have estimated that at least would be needed from all sources to take care of relief work in the next year The Federal Government has promised to take care of onethird of the the state and local communities raise the rest The local communities drained by months of relief demands are find ing it increasingly hard to take care of their people alone The only so lution according to Crossley is for the legislature to come to the rescue Relief workers from all over the state held a conference here Friday night at which the relief needs were surveyed On the basis of reports presented there together with data in the state relief offices was set ns the amount which must be provided every month from state funds Thirtyeight counties now are re ceiving state aid Seventeen more will be added to the list in October Others are on a waiting list and will the special session of the legislature called lor October 17 to face It is up to the relief agencies to furnish all facts figures and esti mates Crossley said Then the responsibility will rest with the leg islature Missouri will not dare go into the winter without some provision being made to cave for the unem ployed and needy The problem is Missouris own Unless Lhe state raises more money for relief no more aid will be received from the Federal Gov ernment after November 1 Defi nite action must be taken by the legislature to meet the situation Crossley said No half way measure will be ac cepted by Washington he warned Relief workers special Isgislativc agree that session this the fall should provide for the entire period of 17 months which will elapse be fore the next regular session It will be too bad for the legis lature to provide insufficient funds and have to be called back into special session again next fall to take care of the next winter Cross ley said At present more than 51000 fami lies or more than 200000 persons are receiving state aid How many arc on local relief rolls is not known MARRIAGEllCENSES GO TO TWO COUPLES Marriage licenses issued yesterday went to the following couples William A Norman of Jefferson City and Geneva Becker of Morris Speaking before Missouri lawyers Point at dice or a lotin Casey said they will Norman is an employe of the Midland Printing Co Mrs Norman is a niece of Charles U Becker of this city former secretary of state of Missouri tney will have to show I lor the house wl Ulll ul iviiwoun me that it will be absolutely necesj Asked for comment on verdict Lioncl L wiscr nlld Ethel Brixcn sary before I will vote for any kind botn They were any kind of tax increases The Missouri leg islature will meet next month to consider proposals to relieve the states badly depleted treasury With what taxes we can get from hard liquors I think we should be able to get along he said He ex plained however that the need for more revenue be more urgent than he realized Continued on Page 2 They were married by Justice W P Smith COUNCIL TO TAKE UP PUBLICWORKS MON Coincidences Out at Trial Kidnaping Reveals Strange Workings of Fate Monday nights session of the City Council gives promise of being one f the most important held in re dividend period was the date ontent mnths In addition to regular business he city fathers will consider num proposals dealing with a pub c works program for Jefferson ity Because of pressing Saturday ismess members of the joint pub c works cotnmitlee of the City ouncil and Chamber of Commerce ere unable to meet yesterday A inference has been called for slock Monday afternoon at the which reorganization was complett ed HAVANA IS QUIET FOLLOWING RIOTS HAVANA Sept ently completely recovered from the shock of yesterdays bloody clash between soldiers and communists Havana was back to normal to night and onto slight repercussions from the in interior 7iransportation and c thf capital functioned prruption from a thre strike Camber of Commerce offices how er Whether the city fathers will take public works session OKLAHOMA CITY Sept coincidences are wo ven into the Charles F Urschci kidnaping case The principals and their at torneys often were mystified by unexpected discoveries bearing on the trail of the kidnap gang and the intermediaries and oth er facts revealed by testimony in the trial of the ten defendants seven of whom were convicted today To start with it was developed that both Mrs R G Shannon and members of the Urschel fam ily were born in Mississippi The mother of Herbert K Hyde dy namic yoimg United States dis trich attorney who prosecuted the kidnapers was born in Paradise Tex near the Shannon farm site and his grandmother lives there at present George Kelly who with his wife Kathryn Kelly is yet to be tried for the kidnaping of Urs chel once was a bootlegger in oil fields where the kidnnap victim owns wells VAftcr attempting for weeks to of the hands of the law after the abduction Kelly was ar rested in his old home town Memphis Tenn Harvey Bailey convicted prin cipal escaped from the Kansas State Prison on Memorial Day Choosing another holiday the desperado escaped from the Dal las county jail on Labor Day on ly to be recaptured at Ardmorc where livrs James H Mathers his attorney in the trial that follow ed If E E Kirkpatrick who paid the 5200000 ransom money for Urschels release had been told that a big portion of the loot a few days would be bur ied within twenty miles of a ranch he owns near Coleman Tex he probably would have laugh ed Yet of the money was found buried in a cotton patch on the farm of Cass Cole man un cle of Kathryn Kelly near Cole man a coincidence in And Kirkpatricks brother at tended the University of Texas with Sam Sayers attorney for the three Shannons who were con victed in the conspiracy RUSSIANS GO UP 118 MILE IN BALLOON Soviet Aeronauts Set New Altitude Mark In Piercing Stratosphere Scientific Data Recorded MOSCOW Sept Three men in an aluminum ball hooked to a balloon ascended 118 miles today the greatest height ever reached by man and enjoyed them selves so much that when they land ed the first thing they said wns they would do it again as soon as they could None of us seems to be any worse for the experience and we could go up again tomorrow said Ernest Birnbaum the leader of the expedition into the stratosphere He was accompanied on the record brcaking flight by two other ail service veterans Gcorgl Prokofiev and Konstantin Gudcnoff Their balloon the Stratostat landed near Kolomna 71 miles from Moscow after they had been iMoft 8 hours 19 minutes There are 05000 persons in Kol omna and almost every one ot them took pnrt in the welcome to the aeronauts who started immed iately for MOSCOW where a welcome of even greater proportions await ed them lliso Meters Instruments carried by the bal loon indicated it had reached a height of 190000 meters compared with the record of 16700 meters set by Prof Augustc Piccard in August 1932 Piccards record equalled 10 miles and 117 yards It was a great experience said Prokofiev The temperature out side the gondola was 67 below but inside it was 30 above and we were almost stifled particularly in view of our heavy clothing These ccntrigrade temperatures are equivalent to 89 degrees below zero Fahrnheit outside the gondola and 86 degrees above zero within All the scientific instruments which we carried functioned splen didly and every calculation proved to be correct Our landing was so perfect that the Statostat was not injured and we could very well as cend again tomorrow After resting and conelating our scientific data we intend to make another attempt and perhaps we shall be able to reach a still greater height We not only want to confirm our present data hut also obtain more information regarding the cosmic rays I am convinced that such attempts will be possible throughout the entire winter Pleased With Flight Birnbaum was immensely pleas ed with the success of the flight We sealed ourselves in at n height of 2000 meters and did not open up again until we were 4001 meters above the ground on the de scent The hent was terrific bu ye didnt mind it and we ale our sandwiches Gudcnoff was as elated as his colleagues but he is not a talka tive man He merely nodded ap proval at whatever they said Frequently during the flight the aeronauts used their wireless appar atus to keep those on the earth informed of their progress The aluminum gondola in which they rode is shaped like a ball and is equipped with nine windows When the takeoff wns made it car ried liquid oxygen enough to last the three men 40 hours In addi tion there was numerous instru ments which functioned automati cally The balloon built of rubberized percale and having a gas capacity of 25000 cubic meters was inflated with only 3500 cubic meters at the takeoff to allow for expansion With the weather becoming worse tonight it was announced that the Civil Aviaion Societys stratosphere flight scheduled for dawn tomor row in another baloon would be put off 7 CONVICTED IN URSCHEL KIDNAPING TO RUSH KELLY TO OKLAHOMA TODAY MEMPHIS Tenn Sept Machine Gun Kelly and his wife will be moved by plane to Oklahoma City about dawn tomorrow a reliable source snid tonight Unless some change in plans is made the Kellys will be taken from Ihe Shelby county jail un der the machine gun guard of a small army of federal agents and Memphis police Kelly remained in his eel to night with federal agents with holding word of any comment he may have had on the conviction of his alleged coconspirators in the kidnaping of Charles F Urs chcl COLE ROLL CALL TOSTARTNOVil Local Program lits In With National Plan Ends Bailey Bates the Three Shannons and Two Men From St Paul Found Guilty WONT BE SENTENCED UNTILNEXT WEEK Penalties Left To Judge First Federal Convictions Under the Lindbergh Kidnaping Laws OKLAHOMA CITY Sept 30 Seven defendants in the Charles P Urschcl kidnaping con spiracy case were convicted by one swift blow from a federal court jury and held lor sentence The Cole County Chapter of the American Red Cross met at the Public Library Saturday morning to perfect plains for the annual roll call which is to be held between Armistice Day and Thanksgiving This Is in accordance with the na tional plan for members are en rolled in the Red Cross all over the United States during thisperiod Prior to this year tho Red Cross hns cooperated hi the Community Chest drive There has not been ai independent roll call for the Inst several yours This year however by agreement among the agencies comprising Community Chest three separate campaigns arc to be conducted namely Cross roll call the Scout movements and the allied charities Committee chairmen appointed at the meeting Saturday nre as fol lows General roll call chairman Dr W A Clark county outside Jefferson Roger V Smith publicity Guy Sonc and Dr J A Ossman radio publicity Pcmberton Gordon speakers to mens orgnniza Uons John Dnlton speakers to wo mens organizations Mrs D j Mc Donald Mrs Oscar Williams Mrs Charles Dcwey housetohouse can vass Mrs Harry Erf wards business section John Guy Gibson large memberships William Twcedie church announcements Dr A B Jackson posters Melvin Tudor flags Mrs D C McCkmg for the Boy and Red Girl PATROLMEN ARREST HUSBAND AND WIFE A husband and wife and two com panions were arrested early yester day morning by State Highway Pa trolmen on Highway 50 west of here near the Jcllvrson City Country BUGLE CORPS TO GET DOWN TO WORK SOON With instruments to provide for the preliminary roster of 32 mem bers already ordered interest in the Club The quartet was taken to the Cole county jail after having been booked for disturbing the peace They gave their names as Mr and Mrs H Barrick Charles Ketts and Chris Kchoe The members of the parly were creating a general disturbance by cursing and shouting when patrol men arrived at their parked car on the highway according to the com plaint filed They likely will be arraigned in Justice J G Leslies court on Mon day HARRISON HEADS NEW KANSASJM BANK D H Harrison former state fi nance commissioner resigned Satur day as deputy commissioner to be Savings Bank Harrison was appointed finance commissioner by exGovernor Henry S Caulficid after the resignation of creasing At he meeting held Friday night in the American Legion clubrooms at the courthouse an order for 32 horns and drums was placed with a local business firm Meeting nights have been changed from Friday to Monday The next session will be held a week from to morrow night and the instruments arc expected lo be here by then start on that night Governor Park Harrison again be cnme deputy commissioner A successor to Harrison has not been appointed MRS NORA FALTER DIES Mrs Nora Falter 57 countyres ident living in the Cole Junction community died at the hospital here last night She was admitted yesterday afternoon Mrs Falter had been JOT several months here next Saturday to terms which may range up to life imprisonment Three others were freed mid left joyously for their homes in St Paul and Minneapolis They were Sum Kronick Sam Kozberg and lstdore Blumcnfeld The first federal court jury lo act under the Lindbergh federal kid naping law convicted not only the actual gunmen who abduclcd Urschcl but also persons who par ticipated in guarding him during his nine days imprisonment on a Texas ranch and two of those who took part in attempts to change the of ransom money paid for his release Those who were convicted Albert Bates gunman Identified ns one of the two menwho broke up a bridge game on the sun porch of Urschels honc July 22 and with machine gims forced Urschel and Walter Jarrett a guest to accom pany llicin Jiirrett was released an hour laler robbed of Huilcy Gets His Harvey Bailey gunman and es caped convict who was found asleep machine gun at his side Urschcl ransom money in his pcckels on the Shannon farm near Paradise Texas where Urschel was held R G Boss Shannon his wife and their son Armon who enler tained at their farm home both Bates and Bailey guarded Urschel there while he was being held for ransom and attempted to mislead investigators after the farm hide out was discovered Barney Herman and Clifford Skclly brought to Oklahoma City for trial from Minneapolis and St Paul where it was charged they aided in the kidnaping conspiracy by attempting knowingly to dispose of part of the ransom money Two alleged principals in the kid naping plot were not yet on trial but they were frequently mentioned in the testimony which led to to days convictions They arc George Machine Gun Kelly and his wife Kathryn daughter of Mrs R G Shannon Both are under arrest in Memphis The jurys verdict was reached after only an hour and a half of deliberation last night but could not be announced until today be cause of orders of Judge Edgar S Vaught It left the penalties to the court A Law Tcsl Judge Vaught announced he would grant attorneys for the convicted defendants three days lo prepare motions for new trials and lawyers for all but Bates said they would have these motions ready Monday Bates attorney Bon Laska of Den ver was not present The result of this major test of the Lindbergh law passed by Con gress in June 1932 was hailed jubilantly by District Attirncy Her bert K Hyde and Joseph B Kccnan assistant United States attorney general who were in charge of the prosecution The verdict means the govern ment is on top in this fight against kidnaping and we are ready to shoot the works said Hyde a stocky young Oklahoman of Indian extraction This is just a skirmish declared Kcenan The government is not through We are going right on down the line until we get every criminal and gangster in the United SUtes The new law has proved a powerful weapon and we are prepar ed and eager to use it to finish With this trial out of the way Hyde plunged immediately iilo other phases of the Urschel kid naping George Kelly and his wife who were captured in Memphis earlic in the week after pursuit over the entire middle west by federal agents will be brought here soon to stand trial Kelly the machine gunner
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