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   News and Tribune, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1933, Jefferson City, Missouri                             NEWS AND TRIBUNE SECTION ONE 16 PAGES pun ftxr A SUNDAY COMBINATION OF THE MORNING CAPITAL NEWS AND EVENING POSTTRIBUNE VOLUME 3 NO 38 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SUNDAY OCTOBER 15 1933 PRICE 02c LAWMAKERS RETURN TO CAPITALCITY Momentous Problems of the State Face Missouri Sol ons Who Convene In Spe cial Session Tuesday kt 1 G tior After an absence of nearly si months Missouris lawmakers bega drifting back to the Capital Cit over the weekend for the special leg islative session which starts Tues day Many momentous problems will face the solons when the gavels are minded in the two legislative halls kt high noon Governor Park in his proclama ion calling the special session Dinted out the need for financing unemployment relief enabling egislation for public works revenue producing measures liquor control I laws revision of the banking build I ing and loan and insurance laws The scope of subjects to be con sidered by the special session is lim ited to the subjects suggested by the I chief executive and presession indi cations are that there will be much controversy over revenue liquor and relief measures The governor has not indicated his preference as to revenueraising measures but suggested a general or gross sales tax tobacco tax increase in the beer taxes a liquor tax and increase in the corporation fran chise tax If a sales tax measure is necessary the chief executive fa vors passing it on to the consum er it is understood A more definite program is pected to be recommended POSTMASTER HERE SOON TO BE KNOWN Congressman Ralph F Lozier in a telegram to the NewsTri bune yesterday announced he would be in Jefferson City in the near future to give patrons an opportunity to indicate their choice between the three eligi bles for Dewey and Buchanan The telegram further stated that the letter from the civil ser vice commission had been re ceived at Carrollton this morn ing So far the congressman wired I have received not a word from civil service commis sion with reference to grades I have wired commission for grades and details Mr Lozier was expected here next week and his friends said yesterday he would probably an nounce his preference before leaving here GOYT FAVORS STILL HIGHER PRICES IN US Inflation Must Be Carried Further Before Dollar Is Stabilized Is View Held By Administation Copyright 1933 by the Associated TWO DIVORCES GRANTED COURT TERMRECESSED Circuit Court Docket Cleared By Sevier W W Smith Sues City For Press WASHINGTON Oct BRUMLEYBANK BANDITS SOUGHT BY POLICE HERE The American Government it was learned tonight on high authority does not yet consider prices higl enough to warrant stabilization of the dollar Although in many other respects the currency program remains ir the when as and if category i was learned that present adminis tration thought inclines to thes beliefs That issuance of small bonds def initely retirable out of the budget for the purpose of retiring interest bearing government bonds would not constitute greenback inflation The October term of the Circuit Court was in recess yesterday after Judge Sevier had cleaned up what remained of the docket Reva E Grider was given a di vorce decree from Herman H Grid er She alleged her husband desert ed her after they had been married a little more than seven months They were married in March 1932 and separated in November of the same year She was given a de cree the care and custody of their fourmontlisold daughter and per month alimony Mamie Viola Siegel obtained a di vorce from Fred Herman Siegel A property settlement was agreed to in a stipulation Mrs Siegel was awarded W W Smith filed suit for agains the City of Jefferson alleg ing that a change in the grade of an alley resulted in flooding his property in Jones addition where he E JSTEVENS CONVICTED IN ILL UFE CASE Chicagoan Found Guilty of Embezzlement Through Illegally Using Risk Firms Money For Own Use CHICAGO Oct AP EUROPE DISTURBED AS GERMANY QUITS LEAGUE OVER ARMS Action Regarded At Geneva World Reaction Aid Highway Patrol In Hunt ing For 4 Man Who Es caped With Local police authorities along with officials of the state highway That it would be absurd to atj conducted a truck garden tempt in present circumstances to The suifc win te tried duiing the stabilize the dollar against foreign February term of the Circuit Court exchange That the present credit inflation in itself is intended to be inflation ary increasing buying power That it still is the purpose to re i deem government signatures in dol patrol were enlisted in the search iars of the same value as those bor for fcr men who robbed the Bank j rowed governors message to the special session drafting of which is nearly complete A huge deficit in the general rev cinue fund is one of the biggest probj ilemsfacing the legislators Forrest Smith state auditor has pstimat that the state will be in Between and by I the end of the year unless new sour ces of revenue are found Early arrivals were dubious about how long the legislature would last but nearly all expressed opinions that it should complete its work as early as possible of Brumley at Brumley in Miller county of approximately yes terday morning Police Chief John Brunei led a corps of policemen of the local dc the bank in the partment in a search for bandits in this and surrounding counties It was the first time the radioequipped police machiiv gun recently acquired by the Capital City department hat been pV ed in a position ready for Circuit Court will convene again in December at which time the two important criminal cases P Gold charged witharson and Edward Mc Mahon accused of murder will be est J Stevens former president of the Stevens Hotel and vice presi dent of the defunct Illinois Life In surance Company tonight was con victecl of embezzlement by a cnm inal court jury that deliberated fiv hours The one time millionaire was ac cused of illegally diverting about from the insurance com pany into other business ventures of the prominent Stevens family mainly loans to the Stevens and Ia Salle hotels The conviction carried a manda tory sentence of from one to 10 yearin the state penitentiary A motion for a new trial was set for a hearing Nov 4 and Stevens was released on his bond Testimony in the tftiree weeks trial revolved about prosecution claims that the lonns to the hotel were made at a time when officers of the insurance company and the As a Distinct Blow To the World Disarmament Cause STATESMENWONDER WHAT FUTURE HOLDS Whether Germany Will Be Left Wholly Out of Fur ther Negotiations Is Un dermined GENEVA Oct men gathered here with the funda mental aim of consolidating peace No Monetary Uncertainty On the same high authority it can be said that the president feels his monetary policies are at this time as apparent and definite as possible that there is no monetary uncer tainty aside from the uncertainty which is inherent in an economic situation of the present character and that in a general way future monetary policy will depend on the when as and iJ necessity tried The two cases were continued because of the illness of the de fendants attorneys asked along themselves what road anxiously today Germanys with the gravest news in twenty years said a government spokesman We were much sur prised but not upset said the for eign office Confident that right and might is hers France feels safe watching the dis armament conference from the sidelines expressed no regrets at the prospect of failure at Geneva An army spokesman said Its cnsy for Japan to sympathise with Ger manys demand for arms equality with occidental powers was heard Let Germany go well get along without her Inwardly the powers were seriously disturbed wondering whither leads the road of arma ments Minister Mac Donnld ordered the foreign office to keep silent Great Britains at titude to keep hotheads from rock German Govt Announces She Refuses To Be a Na tion Of Second Class Rights VERSAlLLEfTTREATY CONDEMNED BY HITLER GIRLS TO OBSERVE NATL SCOUT WEEK action When the four He may sopn at a time not yet diiiss the monetary situ robbers entered IIT YY fliljl Dl the bank at Brumley Mrs Mabel Kavkins vife of C R Hawkins the latter of whom is cashier of the bank was the only person in the building She was forced to lie on the floor while the men searched for money The bandits escaped in a speed i ing automobile A posse was form i ed immediately and started out in pursuit of the quartet Yjauon in an Explanatory way and in terms of the multitude of alterna Starting Monday Many Ac tivities Are Planned By the Troops In Capital City Officers received a report two of the bandits disguised them r i selves as women soon after the rob Mrs C Seidnev ot Gasconade eft the town A tives which may be selected as cir cumstances in the unpredictable future may indicate There may be changes at any moment The fact that the president has said he would use his inflationary powers when as and if necessary does not forecast that any decision on the question as a whole will be promulgated at a given time The administration feels it is making decisions every day that Escapes Accident Without Serious Injury Dragged 15 feet after having been strufck by an automobile at the cor nerfof High and Madison Streets Mrs C Seidner of Gas conade Mo escaped without n Presence of mind of Mrs Seidnn y grasp hold of the headlight and pumper on the car operated by G Bell of Rocheport Mo is bc ieved to have averted might have been a serious accident Mrs Seidner refused to be es corted to a physicians office after she had been aided to the sidewalk following the accident by a police officer She told the policeman she reported seeing two men scrambling into dresses and donning feminine hats while two companions waited in a nearby automobile No trace of the quartet had been that neither its banking policies its Kme and farm loan activities its gold price determination nor any of its other major activities in the field of finance are without their relation to the currency problem found early this morning and appeared that they liad made successful escape HUEY C HATFIELD OF CEDAR CITY IS DEAD Huey C City died Hatfield 71 of Cedar in a St Louis hospita Friday following an illness of sev eral months Mr Hatfield was a native of Callaway county where he spent virtually his entire life His wife died about 14 years ago was not hurt did not want to give her name and would not consent to go to a doctors office for an ex1liam Goldln6 of animation Five children survive They ara Mrs Jake Steinmetz and Mrs Wil Cedar City Mrs Miss The present monetary policy is said on this same high authority to be predicted on these definite ideas The president announced many weks ago that he hoped to perfect i monetary plans which would pro1 vide a dollar of constant purchasing power He still has such plans but the completion of the program must await a higher price level Seeks to Expand Credit The president has been pressing credit expansion almost from the day of his inauguration and this is at this time definitely part of his policy This involves First the use of the governments credit for public works farm relief loans home loans loans by the Re construction Finance Corporation and so on Second he has sought to increase The Girl Scouts of Jefferson city will observe their annual national Girl Scout Week starting Monday October 1C and ending Sunday Oc tober 22 A great many outings ralliest and other been planned under the direction of Miss Joe Faye Gunn local Girl Scout executive Many of the troops are holding out ings or teas with their parents as guests Friday has been set aside as Home Service Day and on that date each girl will try to relieve her mother of the duties at home as much as possible The girls will take over all theresponsibilities of preparing and serving the evening meal on that day Friday morning the assembly pro hotel knew it to be insolvent The collapse of the insurance company last December and its subsequent receivership resulted in an audit that prompted indictments agaimt Stevens his father eightj year old James W Stevens and his late brother Raymond W Stevens president of the insurance com panyThelatter committed suicide The father was chairman of the in surance company board Loans Are Explained The defense cited belief that th depression was over as promptin the loans It contended they were made to protect investments of the insurance company in the hotels Since the insurance company re ceivership the 70000 policies writ ten by the company have been tak en over by an Iowa concern John OHara assistant states attorney prosecuting the case de clared to the the state was racketeering When the history of the depres drawal from the League of Nations and the disarmament conference would lead them Openly the words let Germany o we shall get along without her ere heard but secretly the world cadcrs in Geneva were seriously isturbed for the future Many of them expressed pro ound dismay Lliat Germany clrop d from the arms conference from some quarters expressed a lope for a solemn and sacred treaty Attacks World Powers For Refusal To Cut Arma ments Action Up To a Vote of People BERLTN Oct Germany DOlclly announced her withdrawal today from the League of Nations and the World Disarmament Con jury the purpose of to stop financial Continued on Page 2 DEPUTY WARDEN IS INJURED IN WRECK sion is written OHara said it will be shown that it was brought on by men who committed crimin al acts when they had trust oE our money Franklin J Stransky closing the defense argument denied the ho tels were insolvent at the time the loans were made and added If loaning money to an insol vent corporation constitutes em bezzlement the officers of the Re construction Finance arc liable every day Corporation for loaning Deputy Warden Tom Scott the Missouri State Penitentiary was slightly injured in a car wreck in Lakewood New Jersey while en route home from New York and Washington George Bryant Parole Commis money to corporations that could of nt get it elsewhere o tighten the fabric of peace restore vorld confidence and terminate a costly armaments race Arthur Henderson president Cit the disarmament conference call ed a meeting of America British French and Italian representatives for Sunday to discuss the situa tion Spokesmen lor the little entent nations and Poland who never fav ored wholeheartedly the fourpow er western European peace pact in spired by Premier Mussolini fore cast tonight that the Reichs two fold decision would mean the death of that accord Future Program Underlain They argued that even Italy which today almost unequivocally backed other powers including the United States in saying there shall be no rearmament in Germany mav find it difficult to collaborate with Germany as a signatory of the four power agreement They thought the French confi dence in the pact would be des troyed and that British confidence therein would be shaken Tentative suggestions for the fu ture ot the disarmament conference which was called for a meeting next Monday were varied Many delegates believed the par Icy should go ahead and at least draw up a set of disarmament prin ciples to which Germany could sub scribe later if she changed her mind the Ic It ing the boat WASHINGTON Secretary of State Hull shuddered to contem plate abandonment of efforts to disarm The Reich withdrawal he declared is an impediment looks to the invoca tion of Mussolinis fourpower peace pact to settle the disnrmamen squabble Its signatories Great Britain Italy France and Germany THE three of the vorld powers srnl hold to the League of Nations England France and Italy Japan walked out last March amidst the Manchurlnn dispute IL S STANDS BY FORMERALLIES Government Remains Firmly Opposed To Any Rearma ment of Germany Part of Tragic Story The verdict was the finish of an other chapter in the tragic story of the once proud Stevens family Ten years ago it was counted one of Chicagos wealthiest The sioncr of the Penal Board was withjflOO Illinois Life Insurance Company Mr Scott but was not injured Mr was paying 10 per cent dividends DAMPF GETS RULING ON TAX ASSESSMENTS j Frank Douglas of St Louis Gladys Hatfield of Fulton Marvin the power of the banks to lend priv Hatfieid of Cedar City Henry Hat ately and to stimulate business so that private use of this credit will An assessor is entitled to compen sation for making additional as sessments on income tax returns the attorney generals office ruled in an opinion yesterday to Elliott W Dampf prosecuting attorney of Cole County Dampf recently asked Attorney Graeral Roy McKittrick fov a rul ing on whether a county assessor is entitled to receive the same fee for additional assessments on in e tax returns as they are en titled to on the original return Frank W Hayes an assistant at torney general wrote the opinion which was approved by Attorney General McKittrick field of Jefferson City and Ben of Flint Mich brothers and seven grandchildren also survive Funeral services will be held at the Cedar City Methodist church at 2 oclock today The Rev Brad Case will be in charge Burial will be at Riverview Scott has been in the hospital at Lakewood for the last several days and it was feared at first that he had internal injuries but subse quej examinations showed that he was only shaken up He is expected home sometime in the next few days The La Salle Hotel was making money Then they decided to build the worlds biggest erected the Stevens The initial cost was around 000000 Testimony at the trial in dicated it never made money Others however expressed view that the door should be wide open for German participation in any solution to the arms prob lem Everybody agreed that the con ference must meet Monday Events today which were fore cast by some persons yesterday put every delegation on its guard from both political and military stand points Because of rumors that Germany has secretly been building arma ments in defiance of stipulations oi the Versailles Treaty statesmen here seemed to believe that some WASHINGTON Oct The United States tonight was dis closed as standing firmly with its onetime allies in opposition to Ger man rearmament and in support of the nrms reduction plan which led the Reich to bolt both the Gen eva Conference and the League of Nations This was made clear in a slate incut that followed official express ions of concern and great disap pointment at the Hitler govern ments sudden action and an as sertion by Secretary Hull that the German withdrawal would halt the entire movement toward disarma ment The statement of policy read to a private session of the Geneva con ference by AmbassacloratLarge Norman H Davis and made public y the slate department added Uvit erman equality in armaments cannot be achieved at one stroke nd that under present conditions tops are necessary for Its at ainment On behalf of tlic United States Davis declared his support of the rms reduction plan submitted to Germany by Sir John Simon for ign minister of Great Britain aft talks with other nations induci ng the United States France and Italy This plan which Germany an ference This she did because she refused lo be a nation of second class rights Chancellor Hitler declared and wants equality and honor Hitler told the world tho German government and people are animat ed by no other wish than Lo help end thu human epoch ol tragic er ror regrettable quarrel nnd fight In a dramatic speech the chan cellor condemned Hie postwar Ver sailles Treaty long a thorn in Ger manys side and maintained there is no possibility of territorial con flicts between France and Ger many He poured forth his nations hopes and grievances He spoke the coun trys need for defensive weapons declared that the men who today lead GermanyViave nothing in com mon with the paid traitors of No vember 1918 and maintained the German people regard themselves as guiltless for the World War Is Up lj German People Then to give the people the chance to express their attitude about these sudden epochal events President Paul Von Hindenburg dis solved the Reichstag and set nev1 lections for November 12 In explaining this plebiscite Hitler said his government will not turn a deaf car to proposals for real peace but will welcome ev follow Third and of similar intent his plans are directed at strengthening all banks and opening closed banks None of these ideas is secret They are being worked and reworked j Scouts Again to Aid Needy constantly on the thesis that once 7QO BoS to Collect Old Clothing Next Sat WEATHER HARRISON REDDEN OF ML STERLING IS DEAD Harrison Redden 42 farmer re siding in the Mt Sterling commun ity east of here died yesterday af tqrnoon at the hospital in this city Redden was admitted to the hos pital here on October 7 with an illness that developed into spins mentor s The body was taken to Mt Ster ling where funeral services will be held and burial made MISSOURI Slowers Sunday and temperature Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys not mnr1i BISHOP TIIIEN TO SPEAK Bishop J Henry Tihen of Wichi ta will deliver the sermon today a the 50th Anniversary celebration o the dedication of St Peters church Solemn high mass will be conduct ed at oclock by Monsigno Joseph Selinger assisted by Fathe Deck and Father Bruemmer an precipKalion indicated temperai Father Joseph Vogelweid of Russell tures above normal for the most ville Special music also wilt be pro part Ivided lese powerful agencies have stimu ated business sufficiently private redit will be open Credit expansion is regarded here s in part inflationary since it in reases the supply of money and he rate at which it is spent Discussion of dollar devaluation or of plans otherwise to provide dollar of constant purchasing power is proceeding Until more ime has elapsed it is felt it would be extremely difficult to judge what a proper stabilization point would The Jefferson City Boy Scouts clothes free of charge and return will collect old and discarded clothing for the needy of our city next Saturday morning October 21st according to an announce ment made yesterday by Wm Tollman Chairman of the Boy Scout Activities Committee Each vear the Boy Scouts col lect old and discarded clothing for the needy of our city this is a part of their civic training as be for foreign exchange It must a Part of their civic Service be remembered that sterling is conTraining as well as their Good stantly fluctuating in relation to to thcir Community Over the franc and that this fluceuation j 700 Boys and Girl Scouts of Jef ferson would be far wider except for the use of an artificial pound Prices that is American values have got to go up The relationship of the dollar to the pound franc and all foreign currencies from the point of ivew of mathematics is looked upon as affecting 4 per cent of the total production of the nation and 4 per cent of the consumption of the na Continued on page 2 City stand ever ready to be of service to their community Last fall Scouts collected over two tons of used clothing and nearly 300 pairs of used shoes The clothing and shoes were tak en to the Cole County Court House where Girl Scouts ana thcir leaders sorted the clothing and made it ready to be taken to different cleaning establishments these concerns cleaned the ed them to the Court House where the Girl Scouts and other ladies organizations mended the garner and made them service able for distribution to those in need The same procedure of hand ling the used clothes will again be ollowed this fall Arrangements for taking care of the clothes at the court house was left in the hands of Herman Stehulte and Mrs Laura Green Joe Dilger will have charge of arranging for trucks to canvass the city arrl collect the clothes Saturday morning Henry LePage fourth member of the Activities Com mittee was excused from active duty due to the fact that he is heading up the Boy and Girl Scout Finance Campaign Mr Tollman asks all who have clothing to give to do the clothes into bundles and place them on thcir front porches by 9 oclock Saturday morning nation perhaps France may appeal to the League Council for an inves tigation of German armaments For such an investigation of un animity among delegations except the German would be necessary New Dangers Arise Another possibility discussed some circles was that any alleged incursion of Chancellor Hitlcrc brownshirted Nazis into the Rhine area would raise the question o aggression under the Locarno Pact the functioning of which is linke with the League peace machinery Since the United States gave preliminary promise to enter int a consultation with other powers i an extension of the Kellogg Anti War Pact one statesman suggcste that the United States might b induced to enter some new great power agreement providing for con sultation in time of a threatened war Only three of the great powers Great Britain France and Italy otl ficially support the League now that Germany has stepped out The Reich was elected to membership only aft er long deliberations by the other powers Japan like Germany announced its resignation effective two years from now but presumably neither nation plans to participate in fu ture deliberations of the League The German delegation planned to leave for Berlin shortly swercd by abruptly quitting the con erence and the League called for a preliminary period tentatively set at four years during which Eur opean armies should be transform ed to a militia basis and an inter national supervision of armaments established to make such agree ments were carried out faithfully This would be followed by anoth er 4year period in which equality would be brought about through gradual reduction of armaments of the heavily armed powers and through permitting Germany to have whatever arms finally were permitted other powers JOSEPH SCHMITZ 69 OF WESTPHALIA DIES Joseph L Schmitz 69 a lifelong resident at the Westphalia neigh borhood died lest night at at St Marys hospital here He had been ill for several weeks Besides his wife Mis Catherine mil he is survived by two brothers Paul Schmitz of Belle California and William Schmitz of Wasco California services which are in charge of the Hcinrichs Funeral Home will be held atthe West phalia Catholic Church at Monday morning The Reverend Father W Melius will conduct the I service ery suggestion The German people the chan cellor said destroyed their weapons ind fulfilled their obligations in the treaties with a really fanatical fi delity The political leadership of the nation at that time however was in the hands of men spiritually rented in the world of victor states German people should right ly expect that for this reason alone the rest of the world would redeem its promise but for fitcen years the German people have vainly hoped and expected that the cue of the war would finally also be the end of hatred and misery The purposes of the Versailles Treaty has not seemed to give hu manity peace but rather to main tain a fathomless hatred Then he described as slave work the Treaty of Versailles and assert ed Germany Feels Guiltless The German peoples are the most deeply convinced of their guilt lessness for the war Let the other nations sec to it that by the unnatural ctcrnaliza tion of the conceptions of the vic tor and the vanquished that there docs not result an eternal inequality of rights The government issued another appeal also condemning what was called the unwillingness of other powers to give Germany the arms equality promised in Geneva during an earlier disarmament parley in December As the Reichs government sees in this manner of procedure dis crimination against the German people as unjust as it is humiliat ing the chancellors manifesto as serted it deems itself unable under the circumstances as a second class nation deprived of the rights to continue to participate in the nego tiations which thereby could only ead to new dictates He declared his nations unshak able will to peace and a govern ment spokesman added that leav ing the arms conference does not mean Germany intends to disregard the treaties Foreign Minister Konstantin Von Neuratii telegraphed the withdraw al decision to Arthur Henderson the president of the League assembly at Geneva Powers Wont Disarm The arms conference will not ful fill the sole task of bringing about a general disarmament Baron Von Neuraths message read At the same time it is certain Box Score on Page 2   

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