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   News and Tribune, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1933, Jefferson City, Missouri                             X NEWS AND TRIBUN SECTION ONE 16 PAGES A SUNDAY COMBINATION OF THE MORNING CAPITAL NEWS AND EVENING POSTTRIBUNE VOLUME 3 NO 39 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SUNDAY OCTOBER 22 1933 PRICE 02c RELIEF AND TAXATION UP NEXT WEEK Park Directs Legislators to Leave Prohibition Alone for Present and Concen trate on Aid Measures By RICHARD L HARKNESS United Press Staff Correspondent Relief and taxation are listed as the lirst order of business before the Missouri legislature next week Discarding prohibition repeal and liquor control for the present Gov Guy B Park directed the senate and house to push consideration of un employment relief and a sales tax ead of other legislation House committee hearings will start early next week on a 2 pel cent tax and a 1 per cent sales levy A senate committee will start con sideration of bills designed to launch a statewide public works program as soon as possible The sales tax is the political en of the special session Al Expects For An nual Liquor Revenue With Repeal Believed Imminent Administration Turns to Job of Drafting Tax Legislation Estimate Distilled Liquor Consumption at 150000000 Gallons AM LEGION HEAD AGAINST RUSSIANS DALLAS Tex Oct A Hayes national commander of the American Le gion expressed strong opposition to any sort of recognition of Soviet Russia either diplomatic or commercial in an address here tonight at Pair Park be fore a statewide mass meeting of Texas Legionnaires Thank God it is the expres sion of the American Legion that we dont want the govern ment which we served to give them the Russians any sort of recognition he declared HUEY P WANTS WEALTH DIVIDED of though the governor recommended a 1 per cent levy to raise a year for use in relief work the 2 per cent measure seems to bear the administration stamp Rep A L McCawley former state senator from Carthage and a close advisor to the governor dropped the 2 per cent excise into the legislative hopper without comment Politici ans saw in his move a potential piece of strategy on the part of the governor Gov Parks Strategy They figure the governor and McCawley intend to let the 2 per cent levy draw fire from sales tax opponents then offer them a 1 per cent excise as a compromise That might work Opponents of sunh a tax would get a chance to theiispeeches and rtouch riff political fireworks accepted the compromise the gov1 tion of his stump tour of the state ernor would coine out of the fray Goes to Shreveport in Private Railway Car and Calls for New Distribution SHREVEPORT La Oct Huey P Long came to Shreveport today in the private railroad car of the Couch brothers railroad and utilities magnates and at a bridge dedication urged the re distribution of wealth When the senator reached the city he posed for a picture beside the car which he said belonged to my friend Harvey Couch Railroad officials in New Orleans said it was the official car of the L A railroadused principally WASHINGTON Oct With an eye toward repeal that of ficials believe imminent the admin istration is drafting its tax program in the expectation of receiving a minimum of in taxes from distilled liquors during the first year of legal sale This gross income however would be offset by an automatic reduc tion of now collected through special taxes that would end with prohibition To raise the amount the program calls for would require a tax on do mestic liquor ranging between and a gallon The domestic tax now stands at a gallon Representative Hill of Washing ton chairman of the house ways and means subcommittee which begins a study Monday of revenue legislation said today that a tax of a gallon appeared to be about as high as the committee could go with safety to prevent bootleggers and rum runners from underselling The import tax now fixed at a gallon plus the domestic tax of is to be the subject of con siderable further study and will be finally fixed on the basis of evi dence to be presented in the full ways and means committees ses sions after Decmber 1 In official quarters however it was believed the Import tax probably would be reduced rather than raised In wocing out the tax program the administration estimated that the consumption of distilled liquors in the first year after repeal would be approximately 150000000 gallons The consumption in the last year before prohibition was approxi mately 165000000 gallons There is available now in domes tic liquor approximately 44000000 gallons which these officials esti mated would be converted to pro ROOSEVELT POINTS WAY FOR AMERICA Declares U S Can Recover Most Quickly Through Cooperative Effort Says a Dictator Unnecessary SCOUTS TO OPEN FINANCE DRIVE MONDAY CHESTERTOWN Md Oct Roosevelt pointed the nation to the path of coopera tion as the way to recovery with out a dictator in a talk made here today after he accepted an honor ary degree from old Washington College With obvious disdain of some countries of dictatorship and theii five and ten year plans Mr Roosevelt told the people of east ern shore Maryland gathered here In this country which has not a dictator we can move farther to ward our goal in a shorter space of time without giving it a definite term of years However he called the nation to the Colonial spirit of cooperation as the way out and warned that while we have accomplished mucr months we cant in a couple o with the 1 per cent sales levy he is known to advocate Most important of the relief bills pending before the senate are the four measures authorizing cities of less than 75000 inhabitants to is sue bonds to finance construction of municipal light gas water and sewage plants The debts would be paid off with revenue from the city P Couch the duce approximately 100000000 gal Long came here on necessitating imports of about 50000000 to meet the demand they anticipated owned utilities Although Sen Phil M Donnellys introduction of a unem ployment relief bill made newspap er headlines the measure has little importance right now Donnelly senate floor leader said the pro posal would rest in a committee ur til the legislature found means of raising the money The sixth relief measure is a bill setting tip a state unemployment commission of five members to ad minister relief funds The members three Democrats and three Repub licans would be appointed by the governor Bend Issue Is Up Rounding out the governors re lief program is a joint and concur rent resolution pending before the senate to submit to the electorate the question of floating a state public works bond issue The money added to a federal grant would be used to rehabilitate state penal and eleemosynary in stitutions Although prohibition repeal bills were offered both in the house and the senate they are expected to take a back seat at committee meet ings for another week or two Donnelly who is writing the ad ministration measure providing for a system of liquor control and taxa tion will not have his measure ready for ten days or two weeks Speaker Willis H Meredith Poplar Bluff said however that he antic ipated introduction of several reg ulatory measures early next week The legislature was recessed to day scheduled to meet next Mon day afternoon for the assignment of bills to committee Many of the members remained at the capital however studying the flood of bills offered during the first week of the kt extraordinary session Varied Bills Introduced In addition to relief and taxation bills other important legislation introduced this week was Insurance Measures providing for state registration of all policies is sued by Missouri life insurance com panies posting of cash or securi ties equaling value of the policies Building and loan A bill allowing state building and loan companies to join and trade stock in the Fed Continued on Page 2 in behalf ofseven new taxes with the proceeds of which he has prom ised additional support for state public schools He also is promising prompt tax relief for small home owners His references to the Roo sevelt program and the NRA were less harsh than on previous occa sions earlier in the week when sar castic descriptions of the blue eagle campaign drew boos and heckling from his audience He told his hearers here that the NRA plan is not working and asserted he saw very little hope for national recovery unless his pro gram for decentralization of wealth is adopted CHECK IS MADE OF ALL STATE EMPLOYES 1en Teams Start Tomorrow to Raise Money Needed by Organizations Tomorrow morning the canvas ers In the Joint Boy and Girl Scout inance drive take the field to raise he which is needed to carry in work here The total amount of the com bined budgets of the two organiza ions is approximately the amount several years ago for the Boy Scouts alone and everything rossible Is being done to keep the budgets as low as possible Last fall the two Scout groups voluntarily cut the amounts of their budgets which had been allot TO BE SPENT FOR DEFENSE U S Navy Slated to Get 200 New Fighting Planes Goes for Army Motorization AMERICA BRUSHES UP ON ITS RUSSIAN NEW YORK Oct Here Is the way to pronounce the mimes of the three best known Russian leaders Maxim Lltviuoff Maxeem accent slightly on the last sylla ble Lilveenoff accent on Mikhail Kalinin Mikaeel accent on eel Kahleenyn ac cent on Josef accent on Yo Stahleen accent on WASHINGTON Oct A allotment for national defense to include several hundred additional fighting planes and a army motorization pro gram was approved today by Uie public works administration In addition was set aside for other federal projects in the effort to Increase employment ed them by the Community Chest I These were scattered widely Possibility of a legislative floor fight over state employees and their salaries was seen Saturday Forrest Smith State Auditor de tailed clerks in his office to com pile a list of all state workers and their pay The information was re quested by a Senator His name was withheld Auditors wrote letters to various departmental heads asking hem MAN WHO STOLE CAR HERE PLEADS GUILTY OKLAHOMA A CITY Oct S Olsen 47 of Los Angeles pleaded not guilty to charges of forgery and attempted sale of stolen government bonds when he was arraigned before Unit ed State Commissioner George J Eacock here today He was held in the coiinty jail for action of a grand jury after failure to make bond Federal agents alleged Olsen had three government bonds stolen from a Clay Center Kas bank which was robbed of last year Gilbert Weston Serrells of Los Angeles pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of a stolen car when arraigned before the commissioner He allegedly transported a coupe from Jefferson City Mo to Okla homa City for their employe and salary lists The states monthly payroll amounts to about The information it was learned would be used as an argument against Gov Guy B Parks sales tax with opponents advocating a cut the in the last few reach the goal months Draws Applause The folks of this early Colonia territory who crowded the spacious campus lawn in front of the quain red brick administration building interrupted with applause Mr Roosevelt who is going to talk to the country tomorrow nigh cast aside an intention not to spea today as he received a rousing wel come from the audience He spok extemporaneously Significantly he also recalled th teachings of his Harvard Universi ty president Charles W Eliot o the propositionof dlstributiori wealth In wealth and education said Mr Roosevelt there is represent ed only a minority of the people as he said the wider a dislribueion of wealth in the proper way the more we can make it possible for the men and women of this land to have the necessities of life in such shape that they will not have to lie awake at night worrying where the food for tomorrow is go ing to come from Then we will have the security that is necessary for the progress of this country Mr Roosevelt donned an aca demic gown before he walked to the wooden stand amid the gowned representatives of the universities of the nation Induct Pres Meade Gilbert Wilcox Meade was in committee That enabled local charity organizations to receive the nil amounts of their budgets but iit short the Scout allottment con siderably At the time the Chest Committee agreed to grant the Scouts the privilege and promised assistance in carrying on a drive in the spring but the drive was postponed until this fall At an organization meeting Hen ry LePage campaign chairman outlined the plans and J F Bren neisen addressed the workers stressing the Importance of having local Scout work continued during the present depression The complete lineup of drive workers is as follows Division Schultz and Mrs Joe Kneist comajors CALIFORNIA ASKS FOR GRANT ON ELECTRIC PLANT Team A Burkle Captain Robert Ricketts O Petry E W Berlekamp and Lon Cross Team P McKinnon Cap tain Foster McHenry Dr E T Tanner H Gleason and W F Knox Team Condit Captain Pavitt F E Ross J Delehay O Stegmaier Team O C Stegmaier Captain Mrs E Moerschel Mrs Vrt Leary Mrs M Brooks and drs J Kolkmeyer Team R J Kerr Cap ain Mrs J Dilger Mrs J Continued on Page 2 In state expense rather than passage of new taxes to fi nance unemployment relief work and bolster state finances Sen Michael E Casey Kansas City is the foremost advocate of governmental economy State aries could be reduced 25 per cent cent and many expenses 50 per he said in announcing he would oppose the sales tax ducted as the nineteenth president of the 151 year old college before the chief executive Later Dr Meade slipped the purple stole sig nifying the degree of Doctor of Laws over the bared head of the President Mrs Roosevelt and Governor Al bert C Ritchie of Maryland stood immediately behind Mr Roosevelt here early today government yacht Sc PURSE WITH IN CASH S LOST HERE A purse containing approximately in paper money and gold pieces along with other checks and valu able papers owned by Mrs J W McKinney 825 E High Street was lost or stolen in a store in the business distrcit yesterday morning Mrs McKinney was shopping in the busines firm when she suddenly missed her pocketbook It con tained in bills four S5 gold pieces one gold piece and sev eral gold pieces of smaller denom ination The police department was im mediately notified of the loss WEATHER fair Sifl and Monday except possibly show ers early Sunday in extreme south east cooler CONVICTED OF FRAUD NEW YORK Oct Robert J Byers welfare officer and department adjutant of the Amer ican Legion in Michigan and George S Krieger New York mer chant were convicted today by a court jury on a charge of conspiring to defraud the govern ment through a plan of reselling surplus army goods 20 P S C EMPLOYES TO BE DISCHARGED Twenty employes of the State Public Service Commission includ ing 16 engineers and 4 account ants will be discharged November I J C Collet chairman of the Commission announced Saturday Of the engineers who will be dropped 12 are Republicans and four Democrats Three Republicans and one Democrat will be dismiss ed from the accountancy division Collet said the reduction in force will mean a saving of approximate y for the biennium In ad dition all employes of the com riission have had their salaries re duced since April The chairman said approximately would be saved as a result of the reduced salaries and decreased personnel The chairman said the work of the commission under present plans would not be hampered by the reductions The General As sembly appiopriated for the commission which was less than asked and was the cause of prolonged debate in the closing days of the regular session Reaching aboard the quoia the President motored from the landing place at Hiram Browns estate to the college campus where the ceremony began immediately After the exercises he departec again by motor and hastened to the Sequoia determined to get back to night to the White House and the many problems of government which he will discuss tomorrov night REDUCE ALLOWANCE FOR PRIVATE AUTOS State Auditor Forrest Smitl Saturday notified all departmen heads that the allowance to em ployesof the state for use of thei private cars on state business woul be reduced from 6 to 5 cents a mil on November 1 We are out of money now an every little bit that can be save helps that much Smith said The auditor said there is no ac curate check now on the amoun aid out to employes for the use o iheir automobiles on state busine but that one would be made soon AWARD TO MEXICO CLUB CHICAGO Oct home economics clas of Mexico Mo was awarded first prize here today for the best group in the high school entries in the 4H Club canning contest held at the Cen tury of Progress Exposition WIFE ACQUITTED IN throughout the nation The for aviation con struction is to bo approtioned be tween the war and navy depart ments on a basis as yet undeter mined At least 200 planes are to be among equipment purchases This would be roughly half the number the Navy is seeking More than 100 will be needed for the new aircraft carrier Ranger when It Is launched and nearly 300 for the vessels lo be constructed in the 5238000000 building program Navy officials say With its allotment Lhs Army will subslilule motor power for horse and mule power in the noncombat branches of the serv ice Officials said they did not know how the money would be spent since It was considerably less than the amount sought and they would have to shift their plans Other allocations Included to the public health service for con struction work at various places and to the coast and geodetic survey for field surveys and trian gulatlonwork Nine Requests Totalling ij Received by Col Miller From Over State FTPECKONCE TRADING CENTER Up to 1871 Old Fort Was Vir tual Hub of River Trans portation in Mid West OIL WELL BLOWS IN FOR JACK DEMPSEY GLADWATER Tex Oct Dempsey Old Manassa Mauler of fisticana was in a fair vay of becoming an oil king tonight after the DempseyManziel No 1 well owned jointly by Dempsey and Bobby Manziel his former sparring partner blew in for an estimated potential production of 35000 bar rels daily The well is located on city block 29 of Gladwater The oil blew in over the top of the derrick and was controlled into pits to be turned irito refinery storage Manziel a bantamweight fighter and friend of the exchampion of the worlds heavyweights joined Dempsey recently in acquiring oil holdings in the Gladwater Dempseys first venture into the oil business OVER 10000 GIVEN JOBSJNJHE STATE More than 10000 unemployed Missourians have been given work during the past month by the fed eralstate reemployment service Martin Lewis Jr director of re employment estimated that 5000 more men would be given positions by November 1 The figures arc for the month ended October 14 Lewis said that out of the 10505 employed men 1300 left relief rolls when they were given work The reemployment service oper ates in all counties with the excep tion of St Louis City Kansas City St Joseph and Springfield GLASGOW Mont Oct may repeat itself around the site of old Fort Peck As preliminary work progresses for the start of actual construction on the Fort Peck Dam and storage reservoir for which already has been op propriated citizens of Northern Montana have turned back many pages of history to the founding of the fort in 1867 From that dntc to 1871 Fort Peck was the hub of river transportation from southern points along the Mis souri Sixtytwo years later it may witness again the activity that made it a famous frontier point Today the site of old Fort Peel is not visible A shift in 1918 in the channel of the Missouri which engineers now plan to harness swallowed all traces of the outpost originally founded by the trading firm of Durfee and Peck E H Durfee an lowan and Col C K Peck native of Troy N Y plied up the river for operations on a wide scale Historians recount that Fort Peck stood on a high bank of the Missouri opposite the mouth of the Big Dry commanding a view in three directions ST LOUIS Oct nouncement of receipt of requests tor loans to aid in carrying out ot nine projects to cost wars made here today by Colonel Hugh Miller state engineer for the fed eral emergency administration of public works The proposed projects City of Washington Vehicular toll bridge costing esti mated to employ 250 men for 10 months City of Willow Springs Improve ments and extensions to waterworks and fire equipment system costing estimated to employ 25 men for 30 days City of Weston Sanitary sewers costing estimated to cmploj 47 men for six months City of Californin Electric liglv and power plant costing estimated to employ 36 men fo three months City pfVOoncordia Municipal tel ephone System costing estl mated to employ 30 men for 30 It 50 days City of Concordla Munlclpa electric plant costing estl mated to employ 40 men for twi and onehalf to three months Buchanan county Developmen of Lake Contrary costing estimated to employ 100 to 300 mci for six months Missouri Stnte Highway Commis sion Two bridges on State Highway No 28 costing estimated to employ 20 men for eight months St Louis county Addition lo county hospital costing es timated to employ 75 men for 12 months MOSCOW IS ASTIR OVER RECOGNITION All Russia Thrilled Over Prospects of LongSought Diplomatic Link Look to Many Advantages MOSCOW Oct Russian capital busy normally with myriad details reaching into the everyday lives of the most remote Soviet peasant found today in preparations for recognition nego tiations with the United Stales another reason for bustling activity These considerations involved vlio should go to Washington with oreign Commissar Maxim Litvi ioff lo talk with President Roose velt the Soviet platform in the conversations and a review of in lusLrial and financial details When M Litvlnofl will leave and whom he will take with him have not been announced for the over shadowing fact as the enthusiasti callyhailed statement that Presi dent Roosevelt asked that negotia tions looking to recognition be un dertaken Discussions went forward on what Russia could hope for from the re sumption of official relations and WILD FOWL FLIGHT IS SLATED TO BEGIN KANSAS CITY Oct There was good news for Missouri ESCAPES PROSECUTION BY ABSENCE OF LAW Because there was reported to be no ordinance enacted covering the alleged violation Herbert Trippen see escaped trial In police court yesterday morning when arraigned on a charge of running n boulevard stop sign A jury had been picked and the court was ready to try the case when City Attorney June R Rose sent to City Clerk Ells office for the ordinance There was one in the office dealing with the stop sign at the parliciflnr corner but it had been referred to committee according to the records Judge J G Leslie dismissed the case and told the jurymen they were entitled to each from tie city Police Chief John Bruner main tains the ordinance was passed by the City Council The records however show otherwise Trippcnsee was charged with running the stop sign after his truck had collided with a machine at the corner of Washington anr1 Miller Streets Street Commissioner supporting facts were gathered re garding credit tariffs and foreign relations particularly in the Far East Newspapers commented at length on the development editorial writ ers being especially interested in the proposed recognition ns a peace move Soviets Arc Careful So much importance was attached here to the foi fchconung Washing ton no bn2y in author ity risked ari fear that a misconstrued phrase here or an Illused word there might affect the Moscow has been disappointed too many times in its past efforts to come to some understanding with Washington to take any chances now on this delicate subject It was understood M Litvinofl probably will be accompanied by no other government officials and that his entourage may consist entirely of secretaries It was considered not unlikely that he will sail on the liner Man hattan from Havre October 28 Meanwhile numerous incoming dispatches from Soviet correspon dents in the United States attested to the great interest here in the subject Get American Slant In addition to giving comments by various American public figures and newspapers they described at length the scene at the White House when President Roosevelt made public yesterday the exchange of messages between the two capi tals On the dark background of the present slate of international rela tionships said the newspaper Izvestia President Roosevelts mes sage is a pleasing fact It interpreted the action as in dicating a growing conviction in America that favorable conditions exist for the cooperation of both countries in the most varied fields and Kansas duck hunters in tow ACurtis liad erected boulevard days weather forecast by Andrew J signs M Hnmrick meteorologist here DAWES SAYS THE FAIR WILL BE OPEN IN 1934 COLUMBIA Mo Oct Mildred Brink accused of setting off a bomb July 29 under the bed in which her husband and 15yearold son were sleeping was acquitted by a jury in circuit court here last night after a twoday trial The jury deliberated an hour and ten minutes before reaching its decision The husband Turner Brink and his son suffered only minor injuries in the Wast CHICAGO Oct 21 Strong indication that A Century j of Progress Exposition would re main open in 1934 was given today by Rufus C Dawes president ob serving that President Roosevelt had assured the management he would like to see the fair reopen next year Dawes said if the pub lic wants the fair in 1934 they can have it Wild ducks should be in flight next week the forecaster said af ter studying weather reports and charts showing lower temperatures and snow in the north It was snowing this morning in the Ca nadian Rockies and in Montana and Wyoming The temperatures were from 20 to 25 degrees Although no bad weather for Missouri and Kansas is forecast Mr Hamrick said lower than sea sonable temperatures with little precipitation is expected through the week dcnird he marker the corner Trippenrie failed to observe tle INHERITANCE TAX The State Revenue Fund has been enriched by an inheritance tax re mittance of from the estate of Gustav Bernheimer Kansas City who died Dec 13 1932 TOKK IS ON FARMER WOODWARD Okla Oct ha laughed Henry Schmidt farmer as he saw a pedestrian wearing two hats When Schmidt reached home his laughter vanished for mast of his clothes had been stolen He pursued the two hatted man and found he also had on seven of Schmidts shirts four of the Schmidt trousers and two Schmidt leather jackets MRS BW STARK IS TO BE BURIED TODAY Funeral services for Mrs B W Stark Russellville resident who died suddenly late last week of pa ralysis will be held at Russellville this afternoon Her husband Walter Stark and two children Aimer and Bonnie survive Two sisters Mrs Pauline Scott and Miss Anna Vogel of this city and four brothers among them John Vogel of this city also survive SEES GOOD FROM SOVIETS CLEVELAND Oct Kenneth Donaldsons pencil today pictured no less than 300000 American workmen back on indus trial payrolls within a very few months incident to Washingtons projected recognition of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics WASHINGTON Oct The Washington government was disclosed tonight lo have marshall ed a bulging sheaf of RussoAmcr ican facts and figures including claims running past the half bil lion mark in expectation of open ing recognition discussion with Russia during the first week in November Although definite word from Moscow was lacking at the State Department there was an official expectation that Maxim LitvinofT the Soviet Foreign Affairs Com missar would reach Washington in about two weeks The prospect of early recognition of the 16year old Communist state opening wide new trade possibilities and already nudging some market prices upward stirred activity at the State Commerce and Agricul ture Departments in rounding up data previously prepared for pres entation to President Roosevelt There were indications that the RooseveltLitvinoff conversations would bear more heavily upon trade matters than upon the claims and counter claims that have rested dormant between the two countries for around a score of years Export possibilities of more than in cottton and heavy machinery including rail equip ment already have been brought to the fore Since the buying rxwer of the Soviets rests solely with Us government Mr Roosevelt was ex pected in some quarters to come down to dollars and cents in this regard   

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