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News and Tribune, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1933, Jefferson City, Missouri Wf DO OUC f AHT NEWS AND RIBUNE SECTION ONE 16 PAGES A SUNDAY COMBINATION OF THE MORNING CAPITAL NEWS AND EVENING POSTTRIBUNE III VOLUME 3 NO 41 JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 1933 PRICE 02c PROHIBITION IS SLATED TO DIE TUESDAY New York Mayoralty Elec tion Also on Nov 7 Watched With Interest From AH Over Nation NODAWAY FARMERS CHEER MILO RENO MARYVILE Mo Nov Reno president of the National Farm Holiday Associa tion although making no direct appeal for Missouri farmers to ioin the farm strike won ap plause here today by his attacks on the Roosevelt administrations agricultural policies Addressing more than 1000 far mers Reno asserted that either the agricultural department will destroy the farmers or the far mers will destroy the department Reno said Secretary Wallace has turned an economic somersault since taking office By the Associated Press The voters of six states will join next Tuesday in formulating an answer to whether liquor can be legally sold in the United States again An affirmative vote by three of them would bring the death of the 13yearold eighteenth amendment Thirtythree states already have registered their dissatisfaction with the federal law andfavored its abo lition None has voted for continu of prohibition the required 36 not be on Tuesday a final de cision would go over until nextyear since no additional states have ar ranged for elections before January 1 Ratification of repeal in the event it is voted would not comelters American dancer and an In NEW MYSTERY IN MURDER OF AMERICAN GIRL FORD TURNS DEAF EAR TO NRAJJFFER Johnson Tells Manufactur er He Can Be Considered an Exception to Hours Rule No Heed Taken DETROIT Nov the recovery administrations offer to consider an exception if Henry Ford wishes to abandon his an lounced plan of layoffs to conform vith NRA auto code workhours he Ford Motor Company without eplying to the offer tonight went ahead with plans to put the layoffs Liquor Control and Tax Measures Up This Week Two important Bills Expected to Be Threshed Out on Floor of House and Senate in Next Few Days Park Message Awaited A Second Moslem Is Hunted by Egyptian Authorities as Suspect JERUSALEM NOV new element of mystery developed tonight in the slaying of Joan Win before December 5 for conventions must formally approve the election results States voting on Tuesday are Ohio Pennsylvania Utah Ken tucky North Carolina and South Carolina Conventions yet to be held are Florida November 14 Texas No vember 27 Kentucky November 27 South Carolina December 4 Ohio Pennsylvania and Utah December 5 and Maine and North Carolina December 6 Fate Soon To Be Known Results from five of the six states voting this week probably will be known Tuesday night Kentucky under a state law does not begin counting ballots until the day In Kentucky where wets and drys alike concede close voting the air jjjjays late mounts in 7counV may keep the result in doubt Antiprohibition forces led by the dian government worker with re ports to authorities that the two had been traveling with another Indian Moslem who left this morn ing for Egypt Jerusalem police wno had come to the conclusion that the couple was slain by Arab rioters began an immediate investigation into the new developments The second Moslem whose name was not learned was said to be headed for India by way of Egypt Authorities first said the Moslem whose body was found near that o Miss Winters outside the Wall o Jerusalem was probably Mohamec Karaman a probationary civil em ploye eii route to resume his duties in Madras nto effect Nine thousand workmen the com pany announced will be laid off next veek and similar numbers in suc ceeding weeks to bring the average Ford hours down from 40 a week to 35 as provided in the auto code This the company was represent ed as believing is another Ford move to comply fully with the law despite the fact that Hcnrj Ford believes the hour provision of the auto code is a new prohibition against work in this country No comment was forthcoming upon Recovery Administrator Hugh S Johnsons statement in Washing ton that he assumed the layoffs were being made because Ford pro duction had fallen off seasonally but that he would be glad to con An almost solid Democratic legis lature swept into office nearly a year ago is expected to make many important decisions this week on liquor control legislation and reve nue raising measures Subcommittees of regular senate and house committees were working on liquor regulatory measures for possible presentation on the floor early in the week A sales tax bill prepared as a substitute for four such measures introduced in the house is expected to reach the floor of the lower branch for discussion about the same time the senate will take up liquor legislation Over the weekend indications were that the sales tax proposal expected to be a one per cent bill as recommended by Governor Park would be brought to the floor of the house without recommendation by the ways and means committee In dividual members of the commit iee opposed to a one per cent gen eral sales tax who favor lower rates with a broader base are expected to find strong support in the lower branch Several influential members of the house are known to favor a bill along the Washington state sales tax law which places a tax as low as onefourth of one per cent on practically all cash transactions It has been estimated that the total cash sales in Missouri amount to approximately 810000000000 annu ally and that a low rate tax would meet all slate revenue needs for re lief school and a building program Taxation provisions of a liquor control bill which is designed to raise approximately an nually will be taken up by a joint senate committee Tuesday A sub committee of the house judiciary committee is also preparing to re Contlnued on Page 2 PRICE FIXING ON THEFARM IS REJECTED Roosevelt Turns Down Gov ernors Idea of Regimen tation of Production Calls It Impractical DES MOINES Nov of the National Farmers Holiday Association agricultural strike ordered A major offensive tonight after the federal administration re jected their demands for cosl ofproduction farm prices Sounding the call to leaders in the 21 states the association claims members to be ready to shove the nonbuying nonsell ing movement into full gear STEPHENS SEES AUTO FEE CUT AS THREAT Reduction of state automobile li cense fees will make for more un employment in Missouri said Hugh Stephens chairman of the Citizens Road Committee in a prepared statement Saturday Stephens plea that motor car tag prices be kept at their present sider an exception to the auto code level was senfc olt stationery en if Ford wants to give work to the men being laid off Automotive officials said that pro duction in all factories generally is velopes of the State Highway De partment Cut fees and we cut employ ment he said The best thing slow during the present season Missouri can do for the poor man while new models are in the pro today is to keep up every standing cess of production There has been no indication however that the Ford Company plans to introduce a model in the immediate future Later information indicated they lneS now believe he was Hyder WASHINGTON Nov A 11 Vivian rrrti f f Ti ell rl nil if f n t Vio EVvfrl A An Winters was said to have written Roosevelt administration have exshortly before her death led auth pressed full confidence that all six will approve the repeal amendment but doubtful contests were report ed from North Carolina Utah and Ohio While the fate of prohibition dom inated the election scene the New York City political picture attract ed widespread attention Two can lidates are in the race to upset the hold of Tammany Hall upon the municipal government Mayoralty Contests Closes Last night marked the virtual close of the contest of Mayor John P OBrien Tammanys candidate ti orities to believe there was a ro mance between American blonde the and attractive the man whose body was found near hers The missive found among her effects said she met the man in Athens and arrived with him in Haifa Palestine last Sunday and indicated she had formed an at tachment for him Their bodies each bearing three bullet wounds were found by police near the Garden of Gethsemane yesterday 48 hours after they had set out for a moonlight walk and innocent ministration today held the Ford Motor Com pany a way to avoid laying off its thousands of workers seven days each source of revenue which affords em ployment There is no system so thoroughly and consistently gives employment as road Unlikej relief it means permanentimpipvVmeiltt ant benefit to pays as ipll as to him who receives Scott Wilson chairman of the Highway Commission has esti TOM RICE INJURED IN AUTO COLLISION Tom Rice was injured about the head and three others were shaken up in an automobile collision at tin corner of Miller and Mulberr atreets yesterday afternoon Carl Ellsworth accompanied by 3ert Pennington was driving a true lorth on Mulberrystreet when h encountered Van Conley drivin east on Miller street Both car ivcre badly damaged In Conley car were Tom Rice L Welcome an Manford Conley all of Holt Sum mit Rice was taken to the office of physician where his injuries wei treated He returned home later in the day The police did not attempt to fix the blame covery party The contest has brought an un parallelled fall of party lines with some prominent Republicans sup porting McKee and some leading Democrats backing La Guardia Louisville Ky the scene of many ardfought battles for the may again was deep in contro Republicans are seeking to elect Dan M Carroll over Profes sor Neville Miller dean of the Uni versity of Kentucky law school the Democratic candidate MAN IN WHITE HAT SOUGHT IN KILLING Land into the Holy LAWTON Okla Nov A mysterious man in a white hat entered today into the investiga tion of the Hayter family killing their inquiry of the i saths of Mrs Robert F Hayter her son Sidney 17 and her daugh ter Nell 14 officers started a search for a Fort Sill soldier re ported to have told a friend of seeing a car driven by a man in a large white hat back out of the Hayter yard late the night of Oc tober 27 This investigators believe was the night when the Hayters were shot and clubbed to death and left on the second story of their big locked house The report was linked also with e story of two neighbors who said a car drove up in front of the house the following Wednesday but when they approached it the driver also wearing a large white hat speed ed away that we dont want to do it but the law requires it Hugh S Johnson the industrial administrator today replied that the probable reason for the layoff a seasonal decline in production but that If Mr Ford wants to give work to any of these men he says he is laying off on a mandate we will be glad to consider an exception to the code permitting him to continue them all in employment To take advantage of this Ford would have to make the one step he so far has steadfastly refused to make He would have to come to the NRA with a request which would constitute official recognition that he is under the code Many NRA officials expressed be lief the Dearborn manufacturer hd put himself in a position not only required by NRA but one thaf would be hard to justify The automobile cede requires that employes work an average of 35 hours a week Ford employes have been working 40 hours ever since the code went into effect To brins down the average the Ford Com pany announced last night it would lay off 9000 men at a time for pe riods of seven days After careful scrutiny of the au tomobile code officials here did not a dance two miles east of here on believe any legal violation was in To the Ford Company assertion1 mated that 24000 unemployed men have been put to work on Missouri WOMAN KILLED THREE OTHER PERSONS HURT GOLDEN CITY Mo Nov George Weinstein 35 of Golden City was killed Paul Frieze about 31 of Golden City was seriously injured and Mrs Wein steins daughter and son Marie 15 and Gene 17 were injured not seriously about oclock to night when they were struck by t motor car driven by Puff of Lamar as they were walking to roads this summer and fall NEW DAMAGE SUIT FILED WITH LESLIE Judge John G Leslies court i fast becoming a clearing house fo damage suits growing out of auto mobile accidents Several litigation wherein the amount sued for is un GOVT TO BUY MORE MEAT FOR NEEDY WASHINGTON Nov The farm administration said to day a program had been worked out for purchasingapproximately 300000000 pounds of cured hog products for distribution among needy families Plans for the purchases have been arranged with the federal emergency relief administration which will have charge of distri bution The 300000000 pounds is an addition to the 100000000 al ready acquired by the Ad ministration to give the hungry PROCESSING TAX ON CORN TO BE BUT FIVE CENTS SCHEDULED NOV 17 WASHINGTON Nov resident Roosevelt today flatly re ected pricefixing and regimenta ion of farm production and sales as the solution of the farm price emergency He turned down the program sub mitted by five midwcstern gover nors in the face of their predictions that his decision would lead to rap id and widespread increase in farm unrest and disorders then urged them to get firmly behind his own adjustment program The of Minne sota Herring of Iowa Berry of South Dakota Schmcdcmnn of Wisconsin and Langer of North disappointment in varying degrees as they pre pared to return home Langer identified with the non partisan League during its heyday in North Dakota said he was dis gusted and asserted the decision means the farmer is the forgotten man or this administration He made it clear he was out of sym pathyvwith ef fdrtSwhich Mr Roosevelt pledged would be moved along at the high est possible speed Respects Roosevelts Plan Contemplated 28Cent Levy Abandoned as Result of Complication Highway 160 jvolved but they were unanimous Mrs Weinstein was killed tne layoff as in clear ly and Frieze was believed to be in a critical condition According to reports received here Puff was driving east from Golden City toward Lockwood and the four Golden City persons were walking east toward who resides of where the accident occurred Puff said mist which had gathered on the windshield obstructed his view and he did not see the four persons until his car struck them violation of the spirit of the code der have been filed in that court in the last few weeks Most of the cases are tried before juries Yesterday T P Gilmore filed suit against Harry Williams for damages which he alleged his car sustained in a crash October 25 last at the corner of Fulkerson and Mc Carty street He alleges the acci dent was the fault of Williams A highway letting will be held here November 17 by the state highway commission Scott Wilson chairman announced Saturday Bids are being requested for the construction of 143 miles of road way to be built from state and fed eral funds The letting will include 227 miles of gravel and 267 miles of graded earth on 15 sections of national re covery roadway costing about 400 and 586 miles of gravel and 357 miles of graded earth on 37 sections of state roadway and cul verts and bridges on 5 sections cost WASHINGTON Nov Instead of the 38 cents per bushel first announced the farm adjust ment administration lodny fixed the amount of the initial corn proc essing tax at 5 cents per bushel Shortly nftcr announcing the 28 cent levy the farm administration called a hearing to determine whether this figure was too high Secretary Wallace said today the testimony showed that the full le gal processing tax of 28 cents a nishel imposed on field corn would cause a reduction in the consump tion of com and tend to buikl up a burdensome surplus There were two primary reasons for the lower tax which is to be increased to 20 cents per bushel bj December 1 One was that the 28 cent difference betweci present prices and have penalized floor stocks of con products which compete trial products Another was that the farm ad ministration Wants to fix compen satory taxes on products which GEO MCGEE SENTENCED TO A LIFETERN Jury Said to Have Coma Within One Vote of As sessing Death Penalty for McEIroy Kidnaper KANSAS CITY Nov Life imprisonment wns decreed late tonight for George McGee 21 by a jury which convicted him of aiding his brother Walter now under sen tence of death in the ran som kidnaping of Miss Mary McEl roy daughter of the city manager The state had demanded the death penalty and the jury was re ported unofficially to bo standing at one time 11 to 1 for that verdict The compromise reached was based n the fact that George McKee act id only us a guard at the kidflap oltago whereas Walter McGee plotted the abduction McGee pictured in closing argu neiHs by his attorney Miss Lillie Knight us a youth with a cramped and empty childhood heard the verdict without any display of emo tion M W OHern of the states counsel presented a different pic ture of McGcc as a man reputedly willing to kill both Miss MclSlroy and her father had there been any occasion It took the juiy only little moie than three hours to icach a 5 after receiving the case lattj The death penalty vyc J Walter McGee was thr f turned by a jury sin kidnanings swept dating from the a infant son of Mi A Lindbergh Olson the nations only compete with corn at the Labor governor said he respected the President regarded him as anxious to help the farmer but as serted the administration is mis taken in believing it can solve the farm problem through voluntary action as compulsion is necessary to get results Berry and Herring said they in tended to support the President in his efforts that while they were disappointed with his decision they had confidence in the ultimate suc lime that the full amount of 20 cents is levied In the case of cotton the full pro cessing tax of 4 12 cents per lint pound wns levied August 1 At thak time it was thought that compen satory levies on jute rayon and other commodities which compete with cotton would be fixed within a week or two Two hearings have been held al ready and the farm administration still is studying the data submitted LINDBERGHS GUESTS OF DUTCH AIRMEN THE HAGUE Nov CAP Colonel and Mrs Charles A Lind bergh were guests of honor tonight at a banquet attended also by Dutch ing about Included in the projects are miles graded earth route SC FultonMokane Cole and Moniteau miles crushed stone or gravel route SA Jamestown to Marion Moni teau county miles gravel State Highway No 68 VichySt James miles gravel route SD LinnBelle 53 miles gravel route SM WestphaliaMeta MISS HANNAH REESE DIES Miss Hannah Reese sister to the Rev William L Reese of Pittsburg Kans died Friday at the home of the Rev Reese in Pittsburg friends and Dutch Indian aviation leaders of the woman in Jefferson City and noted pilots among them A HMearned Saturday The Rev Reese G Fokker the airplane constructor t formerly was a pastor at Eldon and In speeches they paid homage to St Louis He was well known in Colonel Lindberghs feats The I the Capital City as was his sister function was held in a restaurant iwiio had visited here frequently cess of the administration program in an effort to arrivc at tnc fiBllrc for cottons competitors Mean while cotton processors have com plained the delay was giving an un due advantage to other products Schmedemtm said he believed the administration eventually would be forced to shift its farm program and incorporate some of the pro posals of the governors The President upheld Secretary Wallace and George N Peek the farm administrator making it clear he believed the governors plan would be unworkable and unaccept able to most of the nations farm ers and he regarded it filled with possibilities that farmers of the states the governors represented would be injured rather than aided The White House in a formal statement at the conclusion of a conference attended by the Presi dent Wallace Peck and the gov ernors said the administration be lieved of production and sales would be opposed by highly individualistic farmers of the south and east and described the prof m as calling for what amounts substantially to the li censing of every plowed field and Continued on Page 2 BOND ISSUE PROMISES MUCH FOR COMMUNITY AL SMITH BREAKS CAMPAIGN SILENCE Miss vMcElroy 25 her hoirle the 27 by two men who gained entrance by pretending they were bringing an order of face crenms from a drug store A display of pistols quickly con vinced a maid the visit had a dif ferent purpose Miss McEIroy who was taking a bath preparatory to going to the horse races at River side Park was compelled to dress hurriedly Told were going to make your father pay for you she re mained calm jokingly replying I should be worth more than that Covering her head with a lap robe the kidnapers compelled her to crouch between the front and back scats of their motor car as they sped away to a hideout cottage near Shawnee Kas There she was chained in a basement closet in tended for use in storing fruit Her abductors joined at the house by other men and a woman fed her well as negotiations went forward with the father for collec tion of the ransom In telephone conversation McEI roy protested he could not pay SCO 000 Men who were worth a few years ago are worth he said Ransom Is Reduced The dejnand was reduced to 30 000 Obeying instructions in a scries of secreted notes McEIroy paid the ransom to two men he met on a lonely road Sunday May 28 Shortly afterward Miss McEIroy was released on a golf course blindfolded and carrying two roses which she said her captors gave her She had been held for 29 hours NEW YORK Nov fred E Smith broke his silence to night as the bitter municipal campaign approached a climax endorsing the candidacy of his friend James J Hocy running on the McKee ticket for president of the Borough of Manhattan Avoiding any allusion to the mayoralty candidacies of Mayor John P OBrien Joseph V McKcc and Fiorello H La Guardia Smith wrote Hoey his floor manager in the Democratic National Conven tions of 1924 and 1028 My knowledge of your record and of your loyalty to me prompts me to write this note I believe you will make an honest and efficient president of the Borough of Manj hattan j xhe search for the kidnapers Smith said he wrote the letter brought quick result6 A cneek Qt suspected characters disclosed that because I want to make sure that NonPartisan Appeal Is Made By Mayor Means Ray to Provide Work For the Unemployed WEATHER rain and slightly colder Sunday possibly turning to portion partly snow in north cloudy Monday SALLY RAND IS ALL THROUGH WITH FANS KANSAS CITY Mo Nov By L K LTJTKEWITTE Visioning a program of activity that will keep every willing worker busy during most of the winter months and bannish actual want from Jefferson City Mayor Means Ray is making a nonpartisan ap peal for the success of the public works program in Jefferson City Emphasizing the need of whole hearted cooperation by all the peo directors want them for the films The fan dance was just a means to an end Hollywood she said as she left for the movie capital today Now Im going there and I start a picture Monday Ill never do a fan dance in a theatre again of my own volition the petite blonde said As far as Im concerned the imitators can have it If they require it to be done in pictures III do it Other wise its Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday for the upper Mis sissippi and lower Missouri The dancer spent two days here mostly fair and moderately cold visiting her father William F Beck curing much of the week and relatives tion of a citizens campaign com mittee to assure the success of the bond issue He realizes that any considerable opposition may spell ects had to be set aside if Mayor 1 Ray and his colleagues in the coun cil hoped to promulgate a public program and hold the tax levy to 90c We pledged the people there would be no increase in taxes the mayor said and J proposed to do everything in my power to carry out that promise Nothing would have been more gratifying than to have included all of the Chamber of Commerce progressive program but it was impossible The members of the council and myself had to look after the interests of the tax payer There would have been little satisfaction in affording work for doom for the program which is tothe unemployed and then heaped mean so much to the prosperity of Ian almost confiscatory tax burden the community The mayors pet aversion is an increase in taxes which accounts for the fact that not more meritorious propositions were taken into the program A convention hall the completion of Central Park the covering of Goose Creek from one end of the city to the other and various other highly desireable proj j upon the home owner Therefore we had to work within our means The mayor then pointed out that when the city hall is reconstructed and renovated the two storerooms now occupied by the City Clerk and the lire department respectively will be rented out and the annual reve nue will provide funds sufficient to pay the interest The plan for retiring the prin ciple has not been definitely worked out but according to figures com piled by City Clerk Henry W Ells enough can be taken from the pres ent 25c levy for interest and sinking to meet the additional bonds The only question is whether it will re quire two years or five years to re tire them but they will be retired without adding to the tax levy The bond issue is not the only provision for solving the un employment program during the winter It includes a new building on Monroe street which is to house the fire department the reconstruc tion of the city hall the covering of Goose Creek for three blocks and the widening of East Capitol ave nue from Madison street to the capitol In addition to this there are two huge sewer projects which will not be a part of the bond issue The one includes Forest Hill addition and is expected to to at least forty men for three months or more Sewer District No 50 in cluding most of weU section of the city is another job calculated to keep upward of fifty men busy for months The Highway Department has a project calling for a three lane traffic relief way through Wash ngton Park That will mean addi no one will get the idea that I am opposed to you It was Smiths first campaign ut terance Ht has remained away from several of Tammanys rallies for Mayor OBrienrallies at which he had heretofore been a conspicu ous figure Smith made no reference to Mc Kees candidacy lional employment for several months The widening is expected to include an eighth of a mile The widening of McCarty street from Bcnton to Ash streets means work for a hundred men or more this job to be done by the Street Commissioner with the aid of the State Highway department It will mean a smooth thoroughfare from one end of Jefferson City to the other The cooperation of the Mis souri Power and Light Company was assured during the last week byPresident D W Snyder when he announced the street cars were to yield to modern busses The same agreement automatical ly provided for the partial con struction of many more blocks of street Street Commissioner Curtis will use much of the gasoline tax Continued on Page KIDNAP BANKER AND WIFE OBTAIN BLYTHEVILLE Ark Nov robbery of the bank of Cooler Mo 15 miles north of here early today of in cash cli maxed a night of terror for Abie Rushing the cashier and his wife The couple returned to their home about midnight to be met at the garage by two armed and masked men who forced them to go to the bank They were forced to sit in the bank lobby until daybreak when the time lock of the vault was released The robbers took the money lack ed the Rushings in the vault and escaped in Rushings automobile the McGee brothers were missing A clue as to the whereabouts of Walter McGee was obtained by in terception of a telegram to a Leav enworth Kas junk dealer inquir ing about title to a motor car June 2 McGee was arrested at Amarillo Tex the city from which thetelegram was sent Clarence Click now awaiting trial was ar rested in Kansas City the same day They were confronted by Miss McEIroy who told police they were members of the kidnap gang Ap proximately of the ransom money was found in McGees pos session June 3 T J Higgius chief of po lice detectives announced McGee and Click had confessed andthat the latter had led officers to his brothers farm near LaCygne Kas where a fruit jar was dug P which contained more of the ran som George McGee was arrested June 17 at Roanoke Va J L Manning superintendent of police there said he admitted receiving of the ransom most of which he spent Clarence Stevens also sought in the case has not been found
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