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   Jefferson City Post-Tribune (Newspaper) - December 7, 1931, Jefferson City, Missouri                                Full Leased Wire the Associated Press ritwne FINAL EDITION Member of Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 66 NO 228 A CONVICT WEAKENS IN ATTEMPT TO SCALE WALL Jerry Morton Hooks Rope Over Wall But Is Unable To Pull Himself Over As He Nears Top CAULFIELD TO CONFER ON M U FINANCES Governor Caulfield announce d to day that he would confer witti the University of Missouri boanil of curators this week regarding the financial situation at the Uiavers ity The conference the gawsmor said will be held in Kansas City Thursday morning or at his office here later in the week Because of the states shrinking revenue the governor has witliheld or approximately 24 per cent of the Universitys appropria tion for the 193132 biennial GSIERS THE HUE SLOT JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI MONDAY DECEMBER 7 1931 MAY ASK FACULTY OVER FRATERNITY DANCES Fighting and Drinking At Affair Saturday Night Causes Renewal of Demand For Closer Supervision of Young Peoples Are Blamed 8 PAGES PRICE TWO CENTS WARDEN IS TOLD BY TRUSTEES ON INSIDE A Second Prisoner Is Held As Accomplice Efforts Apparently Were Unob served By Tower Guards Several attempts by Jerry Kansas City convict i in the Missouri penitentiary to escape over the east wall during a soccer game on the prison playgrounds failed yesterday it was learned to day from prison officials Morton admitted he had thrown a rope with a hook ov er the walls and that his strength gave out before he reached the top after word was relayed to guards by the grapevine system of Mor tons attempts to scale the wall Morton serving a tenyear term from March 19 is regarded as a dangerous inmate byprison guards He is an escape from the Canton City Colorado prison Deputy Warden WD Long said today one other convict was believ ed to have planned oil escaping over ttieXvafi with aid of the ropeBoth men are being held in solitary con finement The name of the other man was not disclosedby prison officials Norton made the rope and the wNhook in the twine factory and con 9i csaled it under his jacket when he to the recreation grounds It was said several convicts gathered N around him as he made several at tempts to throw the hook on the east wall He finally succeeded and climbed within a foot of the top of the wall when either his strength or his courage or both deserted him and he was forced to fall back on the Silent War On Suspicious Characters and Devices Gets Results NEW TREATMENT FOR SPEAKEASIES Because fraternities and sorri1 Sponsors of the dance said they jaeuuuau ii Him ties of the Iccal high school are not were unable to control the L o trvanrxniQ lllSlsten Police Car In Front of Place Shortened Sentences For Men Who Thwarted Brieak At Prison In January With Inquisitive Cop Hurts Business Chief of Police E P Burger is authority for the statement that all slot machines have been ban shed from Jefferson City and that uspicious characters and gangsters ELEVEN PAROLES ALSO GRAM TED Eight Others Who Failed To Report Will Be Returned To Penitentiary Three Missouri penitentiary con victs who aided in thwartnng a break at the prison last Jaiiu ary 27 were rewarded today by Goiernoi Caulfield with shortened nces The ten year sentence of Harold Schaffer was reduced to six years as was the ten year term of Wilbur Crites Both will be elibigle f or re lease June 9 1933 Schaffer as re amenable to faculty jurisdiction there will be no investigation by school authorities of the free for all fight and excessive drinking at State Park Saturday night While those who gave the dance were not discussing the affair pub licly they told parents and teachers that the brawl was due to the in trusion of uninvited guests It was admitted however that drinking was the rule rather than the ex ception among both boysan girls The main fight occurred late in the evening and one young man was said to have been severely beaten A peacemaker was floored when his overture fell upon deaf ears There was other fights during the course of the evening all said Angers aflair upon them VANDALIA MO TO GET A GAS SYSTEM laboring under the delusion that it was a public affair It was said the girls hud scanned the lists of olig The Police Had Variety of Motor Accidents To Deal With During the Week gins nua stannea uiu naia i n miiiuiiTCO ibles before sending invitations and FIRE 4U WIIIMU 1 tb The State Public Service Commis sion today authorized the Missouri Power Light Company of Kansas 3ity to construct mid operate a gas distribution system at Vandalia Mo While the permit authorized the company to supply either artificial or natural gas the com pany has announced plans to ob tain natural gas from a line which passes near Vandalia At the present VandiUia is service without AFTER A REPORT that they attempted to cull those who were known to be liquor toters and trouble makers They evident ly tailed to make sufficient Jaxj Stolen and have found Jefferson City un ing icalthy We have been working quietly and we have obtained results the chief said A months ago the chief was told slot machines were in op eration all over the city Some of them by some subterfuge or an other might have been just within the law Others were gambling de vices without camouflage Burger and his assistants told the operators to get rid of them When they argued that it was not gamb ling because the player got a lit tle something for his money they were told that unless the machines were crated and shipped they would be given an opportunity to tell the court that it was all ligitimate This they decided not to do The other machines disappeared quick ly when word went down the line that Burger had declared a silent but effective war on them Suspicious characters have been iven the same silent treatment to have been superinduced by drink Chief of Police Burger said today if he had been informed of the dam e police would have been sent there to keep order I am not so tions School authorities as well as par ents indicated today that the school board would be asked to place all fraternities raid sororities under the supervision of the faculty Several attempts in the past to bring this about met with failure Both the Burned Short Distance From the Bridge A burned automobile a shattered porch and two slightly damaged cars were reported to the police boys and the girls societies have vesloidav as the result of motor nc i 1 tn Vinnl i r r r stu been in a position to defy the school hivjties jn and near jcffcrson City authorities Consequently they om thc found it impossible to avoid events similar to the one Saturday night The sororities and fraternities un aided cannot control them If these affairs were held under much concerned about the alleged j facuity supervision said one parent conduct of the boys and girls the the guilty ones could be chief said as I am about the boot legger who furnished the color for the event The chief was told a pocket boot legger was vending his wares on the outside of the dance hall through out the evening Some of the boys came with hips Heeled compelled to inform of the source of the liquor supply While the event Saturday night were no different from other affairs of that kind it caused more com ment and the chances of drastic action appeared more certain Forty minutes after Columbia authorities reported to headquart ers here that a Checker Cab Com pany machine had been stolen po lice found it burning a halt mile north of the Missouri river bridge The fire was plainly visible from High and Washington streets Police said they found a five gal Films Showing the Estat Then and Now Ex hibited In Courtroom GUTZON BORGLUM ON STAND LATE TODAY EPGARNER IS ELECTED SPEAKER OF THEJOUSE exas Representative For the Past 28 Years Is Given Place Occupied By the Late Nicholas Long worth DEMOCRATS CONTROL 1ST TIME IN 12 YEARS Garner Receives 218 Votes Snell 207 Schneider 5 Congress Is Now Ready For Its Regular Session Ion gasoline can short distance is mm en OF HIST inside He did again thereafter not attempt it In the meantime ceived from St Francois fcounty continuously harassed and watch December 9 1929 and Crites from j ed they decided it was a poor place Jackson county September 21 1929 Schaffer was allowed the i shorter sentence for rendering unusual service during the I hall jiot by hiding keys at the outbreak i of the riot preventing the rioters from causing probable damage K be re commendation of the parole board 0 Governor Caulfield said In re commending the shortened sc ntence or Crites the prison board s aid he lad rendered faithful and m eritor lous service during the riot The fifteen year term of Prank Sarahas was shortened sever i years for freeing guards from a baj ihroom where the rioters had locket t them and for other service during the ri ot Sarahas was received at the penitentiary May 14 1923 said will be eligible January 21 1933 under terms of the shortened sentence to spend a bleak winter Most ot them are on the move The same war without ostenta tion is hitting the bootlegger It is difficult to secure the necessary in formation upon which to base a warrant said Burger but they cant keep us from parking the po lice car in front of the suspected place and questioning patrons when they come out We have been doing this and customers dont like it There has been a heavy depression in the patronage of the places so treated ST LOUIS Dec 7 Clifford W Gaylord of St Ixniis County today was elected stale chairman of the Missouri branch of the womens organization for na tion prohibition reform witn head quarters here She Ford Thompson of from the burning car The can was afterwards claimed by two taxi drivers who said the chief of police of Columbia wanted it Without jurisdiction here the po lice turned the investigation over to Boone county authorities Noted Sculptor and Artist Will Give Testimony As An Expert J H Hager East McCarty trcct said someone ran into the I Louis orch of his home knocked down rjjlc he banister and a heavy svipporl ng post Traffic Officer Bosch aid the damage must have been Motion pictures depicting the beauties of Hahatonka before uncl aflcr were shown in federal court today in the suit of the Snydcr es tate of Kansas City against the Union Electric Company of St trusty convicts had appraised prison officials of the attempt Investigation was underway today to determine whether more than two convicts were involved in the plot Eleven paroles were also j granted today to inmates of the prison They COLUMBIA MO Dec of two went to William Alexander Jacksoi i coun ty four years from February 6 1930 sale of intoxicating liquor Ephriam Martin Newton county two years from March i 1931 stealing chickens in the nigtit time SEARCY Ark Dec Wounded in the left side and hand and left by two men last night at a house where he formerly roomed Jimmy Hill said to be from St Louis was identified today by Leo P Crafton of Comvay as one ol two men who robbed and abducted him and W H Chivers a week ago left them bound in a schoo near Higginson Hill held in jail here refused to make a statement or to offer ex planation of the gunshot wounds J L Gardner of Wynee who Drew Douglas of McCrory was similarly robbed and abducted last Thursday and left bound in a church was called to try to identi fy Hill as one of the robbers years from July 9 1931 grand lar ceny Raymond McMahon Claris coun y two years from March 1931 burglary Marion Batson Dunklin ecointy 2 at the University of Missouri was announced here today by President Walter Williams Dr Harry Gunnison Brown pro fessor of economies and finance lead the school of business and public administration during the absence the second semester of Dean P A Middlebush who will study in Europe T C Morelockan associate pro fessor has been named acting dean of the School of Journalism during the absence next year of Dean succeeds Mrs St Louis At this critical time in our his tory she said in a statement there is no place for emotionalism and maudlin sentiment What we need is clear thinking and sound reasonuig to the end that we may find the solution to this problem of prohibition wnicn is by no means a Question as our opponents i would have the people believe How lean the question be closed with 1 everything wide open Liquor is to be had anywhere and every where Much of it is made in most unwholesome places and under most unsanitary conditions We are not advocating the use of liquor but we are fighting the abuse of liquor Former Judge oi Thirtieth Circuit and Member of Old Family Dies Suddenly SERVED A TERiVI LEGISLATURE lone by a motorcycle since it was mpossible for an automobile to ap proach the porch He said he ound no tire marks A boarder at linger home said he heard the crash He said there was no one in the vicinity when he rushed out to investigate There was no rour a departing motor he said Police were looking for a dam aged motorcycle today Cars driven fiy Max Neutsiler micl Otto ilackers crashed at Dunklin and Chestnut streets The occu pants were not injured and they settled the damage among them selves when one of the drivers gave asking damages from Union Electric fot alleged destruction of scenic buautj at Hahatonka country estate in the Ozarks brought the moving pic tures to the courtroom to show the clillercncc between the cstate in its original state and since part of the land has been flooded by Lake o the The lake was backed up by Bag neU Dam hydroclcc WASHINGTON Dec John N Garner Rep resentative in the House from Texas for the last 28 years today was elected Speaker The Spcakership vote was Garner 218 Snell 207 ScVuiei er 5 Representative Kvale armcr labor Minnesota oted for Schneider By their victory the Democrats ook control of the House for thc first time in 12 years They have scats to 214 for the Republi cans and one FarmerLabor There s one vacancy from New Hamp shire The Republican nominee was Snell of New York now expected to becpmc minortiy leader Both Representatives Snell and Garner voted present as did Schnei der of Wisconsin The votes of Representative Amile Later Was Appointed Judge and Then Was Elected Two Terms Let us go forward in Missouri SEDALIA Mo Dec George F Longan 75 former judge of the Thirtieth Judicial Circuit Pcttis county dropped dead in the bathroom of his home this morning while preparing to dress for break fast the other to call it all square Judee Longan was a member ot determined to take the profit out of i onc of tne Oidcst families in Cen crime give jobs to the lawabiding tval Missouri A few days ago he elected president emeritus of Sedalia Bar Association of citizens and put our income tax to better social use by getting back of our congressmen and urging them to vote for the repeal of the eight teenth amendment years from January 2 1931 obtain Prank L Martin who will leave Co ing money under false pretenses lumbia Dec 21 for Peiping China Chas Smith Cape G irardeau where he uiu te an exchange ro county two years from Deormber 8 fessor at Yenchmg University 1930 forgery Both appointments were approved Raymond Dittmeyer St Iouis 24 Saturday by the board of curators f Trt vo V lO 1OOT er J J years from March 19 second degree burglary Eugene Gunn Jackson county 5 years from March 18 193fc assault with intent to kill Archie P Stolle Vernon county 5 years from November 27 1930 bringing stolen automcibile into county Dayton Turner St Louis two 8FFIIB IS SIT B YEGEMI GET 17111 IN PHILADELPHIA OHIO whicn he was a member nearly fift His father John B Longan bom in cOOper county died here in 1921 at the age of 93 Judge Longan was born on a farm near Houstonia October 28 185G He attended the Warrensburg Normal and later the University of Missouri He was admitted to the bar in 1880 after reading law in the offices of Houston and Bothwell Pettis coun ty For two years 18811882 he was city attorney of Scdalia and in the latter year was elected to a term in the Missouri legislature He NEW Dec robbers using j was elected in 1888 as prosecuting a machine gun and other weapons attorney and served two terms held up the Citizens Slate Bank at Strasburg near here today and es caped with in gold silver and currency and an undetermined 1 amount of bonds KANSAS CITY Dec After setting up the machine gun P S C CANT REGULATE MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS veara torn Mav25 1931 stealing Harold Ricea 25yearold deputy at the erar of the bank office and constable was shot through both polnting it at the front entrance automob Thomas H countv took 30 minutes to care In 1895 he was appointed circuit judge by Governor William J Stone Later he was twice elected WASHINGTON Dec The treasury wants to borrow 300000000 This amount of securities Secre tary Mellon announced last night will be offered on December 15 It if the fourth time this year the treas ury has been in the market for more than a billion dollars Most of the will be used to pay off debts Th remainder will go to current ex penses The offerings will consist of 000000 of oneyear S 14 per cent rcasury notes in 2 34 jer cent sixmonth trcusury ccrtifi ates and in 3 per cent linemonth certificates of indebted ness The fact that the issues are for short terms was viewed as indicat ing officials believed longterm bor rowings would not be necessary and that the amount could be paid off a year hence due to improved business trie project ot Union Electric OVL ic Osage Gutzon Bofghun famous sculptor nd renowned ns an expert on parks ml landscaping tonk the stand this ttcrnoon and was to testify for the nyders In depositions taken prc ioiiKly Boriilum has stated that he onsidcrcd Hahatonka one of the incst private estates in the conn ry thai he would have given 11500000 tor the estate before the waters were backed up over it but that he wouldnt have it at any price now The pictures were shown only to Federal Judge Albert L Beeves this morning and will be shown to the jury tonight at p in and Kading Re ublican Independ REDISTRICT1NG BEFORE HIGH COURT Arguments were made before the critv went to thair colleague Iron VHsJAneIrtSchneider although the latter had not been nominated A mile and Kading have contend ed Snell did not advocate rules as liberal as thc Independents in the party desired The Texan was elected to succeed his legislative chum but political enemy the late Nicholas Longs worth of Ohio This is the first time a Democrat has held the speakers gavel since Champ Clark of Missouri speaker in the Goth Congress relinquished Ifc in 1019 to Frederick H Gillett of Massachusetts The latter was in the gallery today During the vote Representative Garner stood in the rear of the brass rail on thc Democratic side which for thc first time in years as more crowded than the Republican side Representative Snell stood on the Republican side far back in the Supreme Court in bane the mandamus suit of today John Carroll Democrat St Louis ieeks to determine whether congressional rccUslricting in J who the bill passed by the last legislature is in effect despite GovCaulficlds veto Carroll socks to compel Secre tary of State Charles U Becker to accept his declaration of candidacy For want of jurisdiction the State Public Service Commission today dismissed a complaint of L W Brown and other Canton citizens against rates charged for electric light service by the municipally owned plant at Canton The Commission in dismissing the complaint pointed put that the Su preme Court recently held the law does not give the Commission juris diction over rates charged by mu nicipallyowned electric plants The supreme court ruling was in a case brought from Columbia The robbers took 25 bags of silver revoked for failure to iiport their hereabouts to the Executive nd the Parole Commiss D oner They re Frank Laftin Cape Girardeau ounty Ralph Wittmore Robert Villiams Lee Williaras Arthur Schaffer and Clyde Mtssey Jack 1 weishino 200 pounds and worth The car slowed almost to a stop one sack of gold worth survive to the bench In 1887 he married Lou Eva Walker daughter of a prominent Cooper county family She and three daughters Mrs Roy A Hauer of New Rochellc N Y a former opera singer Mrs Thurman W Arnold of New Haven Conn and Lou Eva Longan superintend ent of the Chicago orphanage for merly the Jane Addams Hull House The Democratic side was so crowded additional chairs had to be brought in The Democratic slate of House officers was elected on a viva voce vote They arc South Trimble of Kentucky clerk Joseph Einnott of Virginia doorkeeper Kenneth for representative from the 10th Montana sergeant at lislrict as laid out in the vetoed bill HR contends the governors approval was not necessary to put the bill into effect conditions Legislation to increase taxes is expected to be among the most im portant subjects considered by con gress The deficit last year was For five months and three days of the present fiscal year trm deficit has mounted to 587 Fair and Slightly Colder Tonight lissouri General lir slightly coldc n extreme cast por ion tonight Xuesda ncrcasirjg cloud ness somewhat war ncr in extreme nort portion Illinois Pal colder in north ai cntra portions t night Tuesday In rcasing cloudiness ind somewhat warm r in north portion on county Grover Pemiscot county and Grand berry E L Gard ner Jasper county All were serv ng two year sentences and were under the conditional pa plan a few months ago Rice walked toward it One of the occupants pushed the muzzle of a shotgun through the window and fired three times The wounded man returned the without effect As the car sped away two men motor companys them walked deputy placed the prone mans temple and inquir ed of his companion Shall I finish him 000 and in currency Judge Longan was attorney for the City Light and Traction Ccm office One of corporations He was regarded as one of Missouris ablest jurists and lawyers John T Miher vicepresident c represented other was forced to sit on the floor fire apparently j Kathryn Kapitzky a clerk was car sped niade to sit in a chair with their from the faces toward the wall while the rob was committed They were to the wounded menaced by the machine gun a revolver against DAVENPORT IOWA Dec bandits robbed the Northwest Savings Bank here at Romney of arms and Finis E Scott of Tennessee post master of thc House WASHINGTON Dec The Republican Housc leadership controversy was ended today when Representative Tilson of Connecti cut conceded the place to Represent ative SncI of New York the partys speakcrship nominee UY BYRON PRICE WASHINGTON Dec A new congress born of political unrest assembled today under a and heart trouble slie was if years j burden of legislative tribulation tin Mrs Mary Zimmerman died un expectedly at her homo 108 Cedar Street this morning from asthma old i paralleled in recent years The chief Executive also revok ed the parole of Roy Hjiyes releasThe ei December 19 1930 and b and beUveen and Without carrying out his threat a m today and escaped with he joined his fleeing companion of the Car Company had Lee paroled March 10 The citizenship of Charles H Bradford paroled in IS16 was re stored by the governor served a in currency and valuable pa sore y e governor e serve a mn rmi sentence from St Louis for burg MAN 44AND UKL lary J Thomas Gaineji who was paroled from a jail s entence in Howard county in 1908 was also re stored to citizenship RIVER STAGES Flood Stages Stages 7 a m Kansas City 21 60 P OS Wavcrly 21 120 P 03 Boonvillo 21 71 P 04 Osccola 22 S8 F 09 Warsaw 22 280 P 01 Hermann 21 78 F 15 for yesterday PLANE SPEED PSLOT AFTER OLD RECORDS NEWARK N J Lou Reichers who last week low ered by 31 minutes Captain Frank Hawks flying time f or an aeria round trip between j Newark anc Havana Cuba said fa jday he will attempt to better A5 ajor Jimmy Doolittles record bet1 reen Ottawa Canada and Mexico City 17 MARRIED HERE Clyde Ncal 44 and Miss Hazel Johnson 17 both of Brumley Mil ler county Missouri were married in Recorder LePages office thus morning by Judge Curtis L Dunn TRAMPS STOLE PRIZE CHICKENS FROM SHED TO TALK TO STATES SHERIFFS Gov Caulfield announced today that he would address the Missouri Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police at St Joseph Thursday KANSAS CITY Dec Andrew Jackson negro driver who struck and fatally injured three women in a safety zone Friday Mrs Zimmerman nee Israel was A Republican Senate and a Dem born in Hickory Hill and lived in j ocratic House answered the call of Cole County practically all her life j the constitution for a session ex The family moved to Jefferson City i pccted to increase taxes revise the eighteen years ago and she has sided here since that time She is mourned by her husband one other questions of national Frank Zimmerman two sons Ernest j policy of Ho Springs C A Zimmerman j Only the formalities of organiza of St Louis two daughters Mrs tion including the election of John banking laws create new credit agencies and settle a thousand and IHUKEIHEftHlD LIFEHTO Robert Deaton 15 lifeterm pris oner at the Missouri penitentiary may be transferred to the Bconville reformatory it became known to dGovernor Ciuineld replyin to I the Hickory Hill Baptist church of At both ends of the capitol new questions by reporters said the case which she had been a consistent j members and old came togeter anx was one for serious consideration member Thc hour of tne funeral ions for the fray their pockets bulg b jlg With bills of every sort and the Wash Phclps and Mrs Dorothy N Garner of Texas as Speaker of Kriegcr both of Jefferson City her mother Mrs Elizabeth Jones two brothers and two sisters from the House were in order on the opening day Business really will begin after President Hoover sends night was sentenced today to serve B park Deaton to the twenty years in the state pcniten three charges of man He indicated however that he which will be Wednesday had not would not make a decision in the been fixed this afternoon immediate futiire The boy is the youngest inmate THE R 3 C TO of the prison Although Judge Guy Jackson appeared before T A J Mastin an assistant night The invitation to tta Cover aTd nor was extended by EariM Mat ti f hc acci prosecutor he penitentiary the governor has au thority to change the sentence to the reformatory SET ASIDE RATES ond city of Carthage for the sec time today asked the State Deaton pleaded guilty last week Commission to set to slaying his stepmother Mrs Charles Deaton in Andrew County urge of oratory surging within them For more than nine months March 4 House and Senate cham rers have been silent and not a law has been written on the books Sixteen new senators and nearly 100 new members of thc House pre sented themselves to take the oath Nearly all of them were firstterm John Nagclin 1503 West Main Street reported to police today his chicken shed had been entered and three of his fine hens stolen The police suspect tramps EMMET SANDERSON DIES OF PNEUMONIA Emmetfc Lee the 3yearold son of Mr and Mrs Ashby Sanderson 517 Jefferson Street died of pneu monia shortly before neon today No funeral arrangements had been made at a late hour this afternoon pear in court and plead guilty to charges of manslaughter He was sentenced to ten years on one count and to five years each on two counts the sentences to run concurrently The victims of the accident were Miss Louise Hartl who died a few minutes after the accident Ruth Herod who died the following day and Mrs Vergil Collier who died Sunday aside the Doherty threepart gas and reinstall the i ic former straight meter rate of 65 MRS ALMA WILLIS cents per 1000 cubic feet 01 lire COD The commission recently refused oUto run uivtmoc to set aside the tnree part rate Of Carthage Webb City and Carter Mrs Alma Willis filed suit for viille but ordered an optional rate divorce against Charles Willis The which it was said would effect petition alleges they were married considerable saving to consumers August 17 1920 He was addicted to In again asking the commission drink and kept bad company and to set aside the threepart rate the failed to support her She wants a city of Carthage pointed to 25 al divorce and her maiden name Alma alleged errors by the commissioi Burbach restored in orietoal resort Democrats Even before the new Congress officially came into being its mem bers had a foretaste of the constant and insistent demands that will be made upon them from every point of the political compass Several hundred unemployed who arrived in Washington by motor caravan last night sought to im press their plight on the legislators by marching to the capitol with a petition for unemployment insur ance A group of enterprising wo on Page   

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