Moberly Monitor Index, January 26, 1940

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Moberly Monitor-Index (Newspaper) - January 26, 1940, Moberly, Missouri MONITOR-INDEX and MOBERLY EVENING DEMOCRAT 8 Pages VOLUME 21 t ASSOCIATED LEASED WIRE SERVICE MOBERLY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY RANDOLPH For Old Age As- sistance Is Largest Item in Year's Expenditure FEWER FAMILIES City and County Contribu- tion Is Administra- tion Cost Wheeler Calls on Roosevelt lo Declare His Intentions; Says MOHI2RJLY MONITOR. ESTABLISHED 1868 INDEX, EST. 1910 ftlOBERLY DEMOCRAT, EST. 1878 NUMBER 175 Expenditures totaling 104.05 for general relief, old age assistance and aid to dependent children were made in Randolph County during 1939, according to an annual report compiled by Miss Celestine Owens, local So- cial Security secretary-director. the total spent, actually went to the relief clients and persons receiving old age as- sistance and aid to dependent children. Administrative expenses amounted to only for he year, of which in salar- ies was paid by the state and office expense and commodity expense by the coun- ty. During the year the expendi- tures for old age assistance to- taled Miss Owens said. Payments made as aid to dependent children were Contributed Locally Randolph County and the city of Moberly provided of By E. IV EASTERLY COLUMBUS, O.f Jan. 26 To prevent party disaster, Presi- dent Roosevelt should declare immediately his third term inten- tion, Senator Burton K. Wheeler asserted today. "The longer the situation runs the more chaotic conditions with- in the party the Mon- tana Democrat told a press con- ference. "It can only lead to dis- aster if the confusion continues up to the time of the conven- tion." Wheeler, who came here to ad- dress the United Mine Workers convention, only smiled when asked if he aspired to the ..resi- dency. Many pc tical observers believe he will 'be endorsed 'by UMW's president, John L. Lewis. Wheeler said Mr. Roosevelt could have a third term nomina- tion if he wanted it, adding: Can Renominate Himself "Any president cf the United States can renominate himself if he wants to. The federal govern- ment has too large ah organiza- tion and too much patronage for anyone to overcome it. It has al- ways been true that a president could renominate; himself and the goVernment today is larger than at any time in history." Wheeler said he would support President Roosevelt despite per- sonal opposition to breaking a third term trr.Nation. it is unlikely Mr, Roosevelt will seek the nomina- tion, Wheeler added. To Be Vandenberg- Senator Arthur- H. Vandenberg (R. Mich.) was Wheeler's "guess" as the Republicans' likely presi- dential nominee. He also 'said he knew of no Democrat or Republi- can presidential aspirant, includ- ing Senator Robert A. Taft (R. Ohio) who would not be glad to have Lewis' support. "I would ,be happy to have the support of Mr. Lewis and any- one else interested in ,preserving REITERATES THREAT TO GOV. STARK 'He's Going- to 'Voluntarily or by Compul- sion; Says K. C. Judge BACK LATE TODAY Graves Asks More Funds for Jury Tampering Prpbe; Ouster Case Later democracy v in this Wheeler continued. He took exception to Lewis' statement Wednesday that the Democratic Party had failed to (Continued on Page 4) PER WEEK FOR SEVEN YEARS New Contract Should Lift All Financial Worries Off Clark Gable's Brow the money actually spent for as- sistance. Commodities received during the year were valued at per month, or a total of and the state spent the other There were 33 fewer general relief families at the close of De- cember, 1939, than were listed January 1, 1939. On January 1 there were 203 on the rolls, while on December 31 the number was but 165, which was the lowest of any month in the year, Old HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 Clark Gable won't have "to worry where the rent money's the old age rolls having increased from 90i on January 1 to 927 31, while children's increased from 128 January 1 to 131 December 31, The Monthly Record Cases receiving aid through th local Social' Security office each month last year, listed as "GR to mean general relief, "OAA" to mean old age assistance anc denoting aid to dependen children, were: Month GR OAA ADC January 203 904 128 February 214 893 0 March............ 217 913 0 April 196 901 156 May 220 895 150 June 213 904 145 July 209 905 141 August 179 910 139 September 177 909 136 October 164 915 134 November 169 922 132 December 165 927 131 coming from for another seven years at least. He has just signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer .studio for a reported salary of a week for every week for the next seven years. Supposedly the pay increase is a week. The prospect of in salary; is not an unpleasant .one for the man who has .tried work- PIERCE IS OFFERED NEW UQUOR POST State Supervisor Expected to Become Czar' Over Brewers at a Year IN OFFICIAL WORK JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. Liquor Supervisor Waik- ing in js n factory, Monthly Expenditures Expenditures made each month by the county and city, and by the state ,were: Month County and City State January February 242.91 March 280.3-7 April May 203.53 20.284.79 June 297.23 July August............ 212.10 September 400.50 20.246.74 October 325.50 November 352.62 December Ohio, rubber ff oilfields and as a telephone company col- lector in Portland, Ore., and who remember being stranded once in Butte, Mont., penniless. Co-workers say that of all the stars in Hollywood he is t? one least impressed with his own im- portance. Adding to the family income is Mrs. Gable, .the top-salaried, free- lance actress, Carole Lombard The two left today in their station wagon for a three-week vacation on a room ranch in Baja California, south of Ensenada, where next Thursday Gable will observe 39th birthday. 26 er Pierce, who cracked down on back-sliding tavern owners witn fury unheard of since repeal, has been asked to become a: sprt ot commissioner" of Missou- ri's beer sellers. v He would perform "much the same function for tne brewing in- dustry that Judge Landis does for organized Baseball, The organization being formed m a V organization his Totals Roosevelt Wins High Praise From William Green NEW YORK, Jan. 26 Th Roosevelt administration wa highly praised last night by Wil liam Green, president of the American Federation of Labor who said labor had made "more progress in the last seven years than ever before." While not mentioning President Roosevelt, the New Deal and C I. O. Chieftain John L. Lewis name, Green said "we do not sing- a song of hate nor do we form an organization known as the royal order of ingrates." He said that: support of our "Through the political friends, the workers of this country have made more progress in the last seven years than ever before the history of our country." STORE-POTOFFICE BURNS AT SAVERTON HANNIBAL; MO., 26. A general store-postoffice at Sa- verton, seven miles south of here, was destroyed by fire today with damages estimated at to The mail was saved. The fire was discovered by Walter G. Curd, postmaster and store operator. It apparently started in the attic of the two- story frame building and gained such rapid headway efforts tp ex- it were Social Security Official Explains Recent Changes Inquiries regarding old age and survivors insurance in the juris- diction of the federal social se- curity office in Hannibal were answered here today by Horace H. Hansbrough, acting manager of the office, who came here to interview persons applying for benefits. At noon Mr. Hansbrough said "ten or twelve" persons had vis- ited him at the post off ice. The social security law offers monthly payments varying from to to wage earners who nave attained the age of 65 since January 1, 1937, and have re- ired. Since January 1, 1940, under amendments to the law, the wife of such a retired wage earner, if she is 65 years old, and their children under the age of 18 aro entitled ot benefits. If the wage earner hag died, the wife, if she is 65 or older and their children under 18 are eligible for benefits. If the surviving wife is not yet 65 and is caring for dependent children under, IS, she may ob- tain monthly benefits for herself regulation. It will, maintain its own corps of investigators to work with the state liquor in- spectors in keeping down liquor law violations. Pierce, a lawyer hv-the. state in- surance department, was picked by Gov. Lloyd C. Stark to over the liquor department when the executive fired E. J. McMahon about a year ago. Immediately Pierce .began revoking and sus- pending licenses for tavern law violations in all parts of thvi state. In the course of a few months his strict enforcement had set a record untouched by all his predecessors. His salary as liquor supervisor is a year. It was under- stood the offer from the brewing tdndustry. carried an salary. Pierce is a native of Howard County and a former prosecuting attorney of that county. is a brother of Austin Pierce, athletic director at the Junior College here. The liquor supervisor was a teach- er in the Moberly High Schdoi before being admitted to the bar. He is well known in Moberly. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 26 K- Circuit Judge Marion D.Waltner reiterated- today his threat to cite Governor Lloyd C. Stark- for contempt of court. "I see the governor is out of the the judge said. 'Til give him time to get back. Then he's going answer me, either voluntarily from his own office or by compulsion in my court." Stark's return to Missouri was awaited with more than usual interest because it may, bring some positive action in the war of words climaxed by Judge Waltner's threat to cite the chief executive for contempt of court. Stark In Tennessee At Nashville, Tenn., where he was addressing a conference of southern 'governors night, Stark declined comment on Judge Waltner's threat engendered by the governor's statement after dismissal of indictments against County Prosecutor W. W. Graves. Judge Waltner set no date for action, but said the governor had three courses: 'He can retract his statement and apologize. "If he believes this court was actuated by improper motives in its rulings on the -Graves cases he can start an, ouster suit against me. "He can remain silent. In that ivent I will issue a- contempt of court citation for- him to appear and show cause why he shouldn't be punished." Asks More Funds KANSAS Jan, ARF FIRST riliLi 1 lliij 1 Solution of Unemployment Is Top Issue, Sen. Wheeler Says, Urging Conference GOVERNMENT7MUST Miss Hack ward Resigns Post as County Superintendent of Schools; Governor to Appoint Miss Jennie Jo Hackward, who assumed office last July as sup- schools in Ran- today submitted erintendent of dolph County, 'Can Manage Economy if We.Will'; No Mention of His Candidacy COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 26 A3 Economic "absurdities" must be solved to relieve unemployment and insure Sen. Bur- ton K. Wheeler (D-Mont) declar- ed today after calling- on Presi- dent .Roosevelt .to disclose his third term intentions. "The nearly 100 million who lack real agriculture with its millions of low income be given an op- portunity to consume not only the necessities, but also the lux- uries of Wheeler .said. .Wheeler, center of speculation her resignation in a letter sent to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, whose duty it will be to fill the vacancy, filed with County Mayo Chinn at A copy was Clerk Lewis Huntsville. Miss Hackward said this after- noon the resignation becomes ef- fective February 5, and that she will enter the second semester at the University of Missouri. She already has her Master's degree from, there, and some advanced graduate credits. She declined to comment fur- ther on her resignation. Miss Hackward became Ran- dolph County's first woman coun- ty superintendent of schools last July 3, after having been elected at the regular April school elec- tion. She succeeded J. V. Minor as superintendent. Prior to as- suming the office Miss Hackward had taught in the Huntsville High School for a number of years. State school laws provide that in case of a vacancy in this office the Governor may appoint a suc- cessor to fill the un expired term Thus the one who obtains the ap- pointment will fill the office un- til the first Monday in July, 1943. The salary is per year. Miss Hackward, in announcing her resignation today, made, a statement expressing her appre- ciation to voters of the county, school patrons, teachers and pu- pils for the cooperation and cour- tesies shown her since she as- sumed the office. RETREATING, FINNS SAY Salla Front Is Being stricted as Invaders Try New Tactics SEEKS TO STOP 'MARRIAGE MILL' whether he L. Lewis's would receive John endorsement for President, prepared his remarks on national issues for the United Mine Workers of America con- vention. Urges JRoosevelt Talk The senator at a press ence earlier expressed belief "Mr. Roosevelt could get- the renom- that he did not want renomina'tion; but "if he .wants the nomination he should say-so" to prevent party disaster before the Democratic National Conven- St. Louis Prosecutor Will Attempt to Strip G-.R.Hart of Minister's License WITHOUT PRECEDENT tion.. Wheeler told delegates repre- senting miners thtat "un- and com- paratively untouched" was Am- 1 problem." He con- ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26 (AP) Prosecuting Attorney (Stanley Wallach has started proceedings to turn off the George R. Hart marriage mill renowned ren- Prosecutor W. Graves 'today demanded approval of the budget for his department and an ad- tional to investigate "one of the worst crimes on the books, -that of jury Four neglect of duty charges against the prosecutor have been dismissed but the. Pendergast chine ally still faces ouster pro- ceedings in the supreme court, He accused the court of viola- tion of its duty., by reducing the annual budget of his office from to He demanded approval of the, original budget or he would bring an action .against the court for what he termed "oppression in office." Judges F. L. By am, Jr., and Fred W. Klaber sat silent but Presiding Judge George .S. Mont- gomery asked Graves where the money was coming from. Mont- erica's "No. tinued "All right -thinking people have long since rejected the idea that the policies-- governing our indus- trial upon 'which, jobs for millions can 'be deter- mined by men tvyho one.1, f cisioris. "We in this country have pur- sued a policy of restricting pro- duction arid maintaining prices to protect profits. We have been unable to make the tremendous scientific discoveries of our age serve the welfare of the people. We have managed our economy so that it either produces too much or too little. Must Be Solved "It is time for us to say that these economic absurdities must be solved in the, interest of all the people. It is time to say that upon the wisdom and the experi- ence of the American people we we our economic life so that in the place of- restriction we have expansion, of x x x in the place of recurrent shutdowns and un- employment we have a steady gomery was appointed by level'of production and jobs S. L POE LEASES BERGER BUILDING Furniture Store to Be Mov- ed From Clark to Reed Street S. L. Poe, proprietor of the S L. Poe Furniture Company, .an- nounced today he has leased the Berg-er Building, 313-315-317 West Reed street. Mr. Poe will obtain possession of the building and the children until they at- tain 18 years. The inquiries received by Mr. Hansbrough here today were from persons interested in in stances involving- those new am endmeiits. Interviewers are to come here at intervals, possibly once a month, in the future, Mr. Hans- brough said. The stationing of a man here to cover Moberly and the sur- rounding territory, is being con- sidered, he said. March 15, and furniture store will move i his there from its WEATHER MISSOURI: Fair tonight and Saturday; somewhat warmer Sat- urday. Sunday partly cloudy; varmer. For Central Missouri: Fair, to- night and Saturday. Continued old tonight, lowest zero to 5 be- ow. Somewhat warmer Saturday. Sunday partly cloudy and warm- r. Maximum temperature yester- ay, 1 above; minimum, 15 below. Low last night, 11 below. Temperature at this after- noon, 8 above. present location, 225 North Clark street. Signing of the lease was com- pleted today by Mr, Poe and Ar- thur Newman of Columbia owner of tlie Berger Building. Mr. Poe said he will have possession of the entire structure, both up- stairs and downstairs. The build- ing will be redecorated both in- side and out. Mr. Poe entered the furniture business here in 1925 at 549 West CpateS street. He has been in his present location at 221-25 North Clark street for the past 13 years; He said today his if.ove to the Reed sjtreet location was being made because of a need for ]arger quarters. The Berger building now is partly occupied by the Collier's Hosiery Shop and the Junior Vo- gue Sliop. nor Lloyd C. Stark, foe of the machine, Would Hire Investigators "I want this court to give my -office an additional to hire investigators. There have been two or three proceedings in Kansas City that have brought to' light one of .the worst crimes oh the books, that of jury tam- Graves said.. "We can't let you have money we don't Montgomery re- plied. "Your statement thEit we are trying to .hamper you iff all hooey." In a motion to dismiss one of four indictments against him, Graves charged Governor Stark with "jury tampering" and as- serted members of a grand jury, while it was in session, ta- ken to the governor's office in Jefferson, City. J. Seek To Speed Suit JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 26 agreement which would quicken'the pace of the state's slow-moving ouster suit against Jackson -County Prosecutor W. W. Graves will be submitted to the state supreme court's special commissioner at Kansas City Monday. The agreement would postpone until Feb. 15 the hearings sched- uled to begin Monday, but would bind both' Graves' lawyers and the attorney general's staff to conclude the .hearings in submit the case to the May term of court beginning "May 7. That schedule probably would permit the court to prepare its final decision before the prose- cutor's present term of office ex- He did not mention his possible presidential candidacy in the pre- pared address, but at one point referred to himself as "a candi- date for reelection to the United States Senate in 1940." "No one solution is available at the present time nor is any one group or organization in a position to recommend a specific program to be, readily accepted by all. the the senator de- clared. Government Must Lead "The govermnent, therefore niust assume leadership Anc to find this end the national" lead ers of industry, agriculture and labor should be called together to meet, and confer, and recommend a program by which we may ach- ieve industrial democracy and eco- nomic and social security." Wheeler described "unemploy- ment unsolved aifd compara- tively, untouched" as America's No. 1 problem. "There cannot be 'any perman- ent prosperity or industrial peace when millions are unemployed facing suffering and he .asserted. Can Manage Economy is time to say that upon the wisdom and the experience of the American people we can if we ,dezvous for quick nuptials in St. 'Louis County. Wallach yesterday filed in cir- cuit court quo warranto ings- to stripy Hart of his rights, ana! as a lic- ensed and ordanied minister to solemnize marriages in Missouri. The prosecutor, termed his ac- tion "unusual" and seemingly "without precedent" The petition charges Hart has married couples who have not ob- tained issued .predated licenses-and exacted money from couples tinder; the promise that Jbe Iccpt sec- ret; and performed marriages where couples were intoxicated. A former justice of the peace Hart, who contends he is an or- dained pastor of the Holiness Church, said: "I am proud I am a minister of the gospel, I preach the gospel at all times. I intend to continue to do so. Only the Lord can take away that right." RELENTS A FEW DEGREES Minus-Zero Readings Not Quite So Low as Yester- day; 11 Below Here BEDS FIND SKIIS Many Russians Killed in Lake Ladoga Sector; 400 Horses Also Slain SOMEWHAT WARMER OVER WEEK-END TRUMAN HOME FOR CONFERENCES pires Dec. 31- officials had -a deadline which expressed doubt HE TAKES THE FLEDGE KANSAS CITY, Jan, 26 (JP) Clarence Gresham, 29, a candy salesman, awoke today with a 'dark brown taste." He pledged 'never again' and fired his revol- ver twice at a partly-filled bottle on the window sill. He missed by three feet. Police booked him for disturb- ng the peace, intoxication and discharging firearms witnin the city limits. couj.1 be met in view of the long delay occasioned by Graves .re- cent illness. After Commissioner Leon Em- bry completes his taking of tes- timony and submits his conclu- sions, submission of briefs and oral arguments still remain be- fore the court" finally rules on Attorney General Roy. McKit- trick's charges that Graves mis- used his office. Embry wrote Attorney Gen- eral Roy McKittrick today say- ing he would accept the stipula- tion when the Graves hearing is called Monday morning. Accept- ance automatically will postpone the start of testimony until Feb. 15. The War In Brief (By The Associated Press) American trade pact ends at midnight; ways opened for embargo. TOKYO Japanese ner- vous over United States new strategic position; controver- sy continues over British seizure of German seamen from Japanese liner. LONDON replies to Japanese protest against Asama Maru incident. Inten- sified war expected as Ger- mans report turning out one submarine a day. .STOCKHOLM advised to .quit Sweden. HELSINKI report Russians in dangerous situa- tion, on two fronts after at- tacks fail. OTTAWA Government to test war record at polls in general election. Talks Tliis -Week-End to Kave Important Bearing on Question of Candidacy KANSAS CITY, Jan. 26. Weekend conferences in Missouri may have an important bearing on the state's Democratic sena- torial primary. Sen. Harry S. Truman left Washington last night for his Jackson County home. He said he was going to visit his 87-year- old mother near Grandview. The Kansas City Star, in a special dispatch from Washing- ton, said, however, that .confer- ences here and in St. Louis would determine whether 'the Pender- gast. supported former Jackson judge would be a candi- date to succeed himself in .the Senate. Gov. Lloyd C. Stark has filed as a candidate, for Truman's post. U. S. District Attorney Maurice M. Milligan has been reported considering making the same race, While Truman has declared he would be a candidate, he has not filed. It is known some of his associates Miave advised him not to run. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26. There's really no place to go ui Missouri to keep warm these days, but here's a little friendly out of those river bottoms. At St. Joseph, example, the temperature bore way down to 28 degrees below zero at the air- port, two miles> northwest of the city in the Missouri river low- lands. This teeth-chattering don't believe your teeth wouldn't 17 degrees lower than St. Joseph's downtown minimum. Other differences were noted between airport and downtown readings, but none compared with St. Joseph's. At St. Louis the :city reading was; 3 below, .and at r -was "Warming- At Maryville where the mer- cury sank to a record 20 below yesterday the temperature this morning- was 12 below. That's not exactly relief from this protracted intense cold wave, but some respite .was seen in to- day's official forecast. "Fair tonight and Saturday; somewhat warmer Saturday. Sunday, partly cloudy and warm- er." But that didn't mean there wouldn't be more sub-zero weath- er tonight, Of the principal cities in the state Joplin was the it was an even zero. Other temperatures, all below zero, included: Macon 14; Moberly 11: Jeffer- son City, Kansas City, Sedalia and Hannibal 10; Columbia 9 Springfield and Poplar Bluff, 3, and Cape Girardeau 1. Clear skies 'prevailed through- out the state this morning, but underfoot the blanket of snow re- mained; X" Loses Race With Stork- Stories of hardship and dis- tress as a result of the frigid blast continued to drift in. Near'Paris, Mo., Doctor Nellis G. rushing to the Carl Reynolds home was delayed by snowdrifts, and lost his race to the stork, Reynolds went to tne aid of the physician with a team but became stuck in the snow, and a 7-pound boy was born to his wife, alone in the home. Mrs. Reynolds and the son are doing By PAUL SJOBLOM WITH THE FINNISH FORC- ES IN LAPLAND, Jan. 2Q Unusual Russian activity on the highway east from Markajarvi, where invading forces raillied af- ter retreating from midway across Finland, was seen by; Finns today sEs pointing to re- sumption of the general retreat. Finnish patrols reported the activity and military sources said they believed the Russians were moving back their heavier and more costly arms before falling back to their Salla village Russian artillery at "Marka- jarvi suddenly became silent and for three days not a single shell has been fired from behind the Red army's lines in the sector. All recent attacking carried out by the Russians has been under- taken under the cover of grenade fire. Finns said the Russian retreat began last week at Joutsi' Lake after long and .careful prepara- tion, to minimize losses in case of quick pursuit, and apparently before long the Salla front will be restricted to the area around Salla village. Division of Fresh Men At Salla the Finns there already is at least a whole division of largely fresh men, with excellent equipment. (Markajarvi is about 50 miles inside Finiand; Salla is about 20 miles 'northeast of there. sector is a short distance above the Arctic Finnish officers credited their new tactics in. 'tlae: warfare -on 'the snow-covere'd battlegrounds, saying skis are be- ing used more and more and that snow-suits are being used to camouflage dark uniforms. Finns related, however, that many of the Russians were in- ferior skiers and, no matter how deep the snow, often would throw off their skis and start running in an emergency. Attacks Prove Costly Today's Finnish army com- munique said the Russians were applying "almost unremitting pressure" on Finnish defenses northeast of Lake Ladoga with- out bending back the lines. 'These attacks have proved very costly to the enemy, it said. "Several companies were cut up and the number of fallen can be counted in the hundreds." More than 400 horses also were destroyed. In attacks on Fort Mantsi, on the east coast of Lake Ladoga, the army reported the invaders left "over 100 dead in front of our .positions." well. Fruit growers in St. Louis POLICY GAME IS INVESTIGATED County have reported their peach crop apparently has been ruined by the sub-zero weather. Commenting on this, Farm Agent Paul M. Bernard said getting tired of saying each year that the peach crop is lost. They don't have any busi- ngss trying to raise peaches in this county, anyway." Probe Being Conducted by St. Louis Circuit Court Grand Jury ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26 icy ,a form of gambling which takes in about here an- nually in nickel and dirne bets, s under: investigation today by a circuit court grand jury. a complicated form of chiefly in the negro districts. A player may ake 2 to 14 numbers of two h'gits each and play them in more han 50 combinations. Payotfs sometimes reach the fantastic figure of ?100 for a nickel. Police have been making- at least one policy raid a night, but the persons arrested usually have been only runners or collectors and there have been no convic- tions in 20 years. The grand jury is endeavoring to determine who are the actual owners of the 10 games operated here, i Thomas to Take Sen. BorahV Seat BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 26 Governor C. A. Bottolfsen will appoint. John W. Thomas of Good- ing, a Republican, to the senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator William E. Borah, a re- statehouse source said to- liable day. Thomas was Idaho's junior sen- ator from 1928 to 1932. If chosen, Thomas will serve until November election. Po- litical leaders expect him, how- ever, to be a candidate for Borah's unexpired term, which has four years to run. Thomas was appointed to the Senate June 30, 1928. In the fol- lowing November election he was elected to complete Gooding's term. In 1932 he was defeated by James P. Pope, a Democrat. KILLED WHILE MAKING AN EMERGENCY CALL City Distributes Second Car of Coal to Needy City forces today were distri- buting the second city-bought car- load of coal to local needy fam- ilies. Today's coal was purchased from the Wabash, to supplement a car obtained yesterday from the Huntsville" Sinclair Strip Mine. The carload of coal yesterday was rationed to local needy fam- ilies not eligible to relief through the Social Security office, and to WPA workers unemployed since December 23 because of the sus- tained cold weather. Each per- son was allotted 25 bushels. A similar plan was being fol- lowed today. City officials said, however, it appeared likely the amount might have to be cut in order to meet the immediate needs. Forty-two families 're- ceived coal yesterday, while it was believed today's carload would supply sixty. Ironically, one of the city street employes delivering the coal to- day was completely out of fuel at his own home, and so far his dealer has been unable to get to him, an official said. The coal has been purchased by the city in an effort to prevent suffering here, Mayor T. J. Tydings having instructed Police Chief -Joe Klugmann to purchase yesterday's load from the strip mine, and Chief Klugmann, Coun- cilman T. B. Allen and City Clerk George H. Mitchell making to-- day's purchase from the Wabash. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 26 Melvin S. Hale, 46, Grandview, Mo., and killed shortly after midnight as he walked along U. S. Highway No. 71 to a neighbor's house to fix a frozen GETS FOUR YEABS KANSAS CITY; Jan. 2Q B'elix B. Broeker's speech in fed- eral court today failed to win the sjrmpathy of Judge Merrill B. Otis. The 55-year-old former insur- ance promoter was sentenced to four years in prison and fined 000 for aiding and abetting George Milton Isley, former cash- ier of the Bank of Nashua, in the misapplication of .approxi- mately ;