Moberly Weekly Monitor, December 17, 1931

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December 17, 1931

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Moberly Weekly Monitor (Newspaper) - December 17, 1931, Moberly, Missouri MOBERLY 'i 62 MK3IBEH ASSOCIATED PRESS FULL LEASKn AVIKB SERVICE MOBERLY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17, 1931: MOBERLY MONITOR ESTABLISHED 1S8S INDEX EST. MOHEHLY DEMOCRAT EST. 1S73 NUMBER 51 SANTA SETS FORTH FOR MOBERLY Local Arrangements for Vis- it: Practically Complete as He Leaves North Pole BIG PARADE PLANNED HERE MONDAY NIGHT Band, Carol Singers and Scouts to Take Part ;0ther Attractions Announced Everything is all set for Mo- berly's big day Monday, Dec. 21. .Santa and his party left the North Pole early today for Mo- berly and arrangements are prac- tically complete here for making sJp' the day a red letter one. S Climaxing a day in which hun- i drcds of children and adults of Moberly and this vicinity are ex- pected to Join will big par- ade at 7 o'clock. The parade will 1 be led by C. F. Osterloh and the Moberly Boys' Band and in the line of march will be the Boy Scouts, a 30-voice group of car- ol singers, Santa's four reindeer, Prancer, Vixen, and Bllt- zen, their two Eskimo keepers, Sartauk and 'Ertauk, and Santa himself. Eager to Parade of the band are par- ticularly enthusiastic about the parade for- several of them have asked for new musical in- struments for Christmas and Mr. Osterloh believes they will make a special effort to produce the beat music possible. Claude Edwards says "the Boy Scouts will be out 100 percent to march in the parade and to help direct keeping the 'crowd ''away from Santa so that he can v march in the parade. Heads Carol -Singers Miss Hannah Whitacre, public school music supervisor, will, be in charge of the carol singers who will occupy a beautifully-dec- orated float in the parade, and i later appear, in the business- sec- ff, singr tp_ the crowds after pafSSS'." .Santa Claus, his four deor, and J his, -two Eskimos will be in the parade, right behind the boys band. Old Santa himself will gree every child. s Santa headquarters for info the day will be on the city lot La. corner of Rollins and Clark streets. Santa will leave the head 'to visit the business dis trict at 11 a. m., 1 p. m., and again at 3 p. m. To Visit the Sick It is possible that arrangement: .can be made to have Santa visi a few sick or crippled children in their homes if no other, arrange ments can -be made for the chil dren to see him. Any one wanting .Santa to call on sick or cripplec children should call No..523. Monday .is expected to be a day of great interest here, affording especial attractions' for the chil dren and an opportunity for last minute shopping for grown-ups Stores will be open until 9 o'clock The parade hour was set at o'clock to allow school children especially those of rural districts an opportunity to get here in tim for. the big event. Safe Stolen Here Found on Farm South of Town A small safe, which thieves arried away in the robbery ol the Goetze Music Store Monday light, has been recovered. Covcf- d with mud and with the entire door blown off, the safe was ound yesterday lying in a ditch alongside the road in front of the 3d Yeager farm, which is looted about two and a half miles south of town and one mile cast of Highway 63'. Pieces of the mechanism of the safe were lying nearby and the hieves had evidently blown it op- en and looted it near that point. It still contained all of the store's records and about in checks. A Liberty bond was also ov- erlooked by the robbers. The safe was found by Mr. Yeager, who reported his discov- ery to the Goetzes' who brought ,t to Moberly late yesterday. The safe was valued at about. 578 and contained approximately 535 in cash and checks. Other loot consisted of a inet and two mutes, all valued at CALLS FOR REDUCTION IN LIGHT RATE RICH WOMAN KIDNAPED IN KANSAS CITY Abductors of Mrs. Nellie Donnelly'Threaten to Blind Her KIDNAP VICTIM GARMENT MA: Kansas City Woman Built Big Business on a House- 1 Dress 'Pattern KANSAS CITY, Dec. 17 Nelly Donnelly used a house-apron pattern as the beginning of u 3% million dollar clothing manufact- uring business. Having built up this extensive business in women's clothing, she turned to politics and was a forceful figure in be- half of Alfred E. Smith's Cam- paign for president in 1928. Mrs. Donnelly, who has sent "Nelly Don" aprons and other garments to the remote parts of the 'world, was graduated from a Catholic convent in Parsons, Kas., at the age of 17 and immediately was married to Paul F. Donnelly. As a bride she entered Linden- wood College at St. Charles, Mo., and .completed the 4-year course she believed necessary in addition to convent education. "Nelly Don" told her school- mates she never would do her housework dressed as carelessly asisorac she came to Kansas City with her husband to live on tnc modest sal- ary be, draw as credit man. for a shoe company, she made ruffled apron frocks to wear about- the house. Neighbor women admired her appearance and prevailed up- on her to make house dresses for stores. She and -her husband bought two power sewing ma- chines and hired helpers to turn out that first order. The business boomed, quarters and output were enlarged and Mr. Donnelly went away to the World war, leaving his wife in charge. When he came back he found the business 'grown beyond all expec- tations. JEFFERSON CITIY, Dec. 17 The city of Winona, in Shancon county, today filed a complaint with the State Public Service Commission against the Missouri Electric Power Company .of Winona, charging that the rates of the company are "In ex- cess of the value of the The city asks for a reduction of -all electric light and power rates and an audit and inventory of the company. The complaint also alleged that the company keeps no linesman in Winona, resulting in considerable delays in restoration of- service when trouble develops.- STUDENTS HEAD HOME ON SPECIAL TEAINS Several extra coaches were acid- ec? 'to Wabash passenger trains la.-t night to handle studenfs of Christian College, which closed for the holidays yesterday. One car each was added to trains 17, to Kansas City. IS, to St. Louis, 11 to Omaha and 11 to Dss Moines. These specials left Columbia at o'clock last night for Cen- tralia where connections with main line trains were made. S The last class until the new year closed at Stephens College ii., today at 11 o'clock. Two extra r'C, -coaches of students of this school 'Vivpassed through Moberly on train 3 today at noon with two scheduled through here tonight on trains No. 11 to Omaha and No. 11 to Des Moines. Two other coaches' of Stephen's students left Centralia for St. Louis on No. 2. The University closes for the holidays next Tuesday. A special train of six coaches has been en- gaged to leave Columbia at Tuesday afternoon. Three car loads will proceed to St. Louis on c No. 2 and three will go through "MoberJy on No. 3 enroute to Ksn- City. Contractor Sized for Damages _________J Two damage suits were filed in Circuit Court here today against M. O. Weaver, doing bus- iness as the Weaver Construction Company, and contractor for the construction ot Highway 20, be- tween Huntsviile and Roaiioke. The suits were filed by Dempsey M. Hughes and his wife, Elizabeth Hughes. Both suits are the outgrowth of an accident on High-way 20, southwest of Huntsviile, the night of October 25, when the car in which the Hughes were riding crashed into a road maintainer. which was being operated on thu left side of the road and was with- out warning'lights. The car was owned and operated by Homer Fristoe and L. A. Stranahan was operating the maintainer. Mrs. Hughes' petition alleges that her injuries from the acci- dent consisted of a broken nose, bruised face, 'bruised calf of her left leg, sprained right-ankle, her right eye injured, breathing im- paired, severe nervous snock, and that she now suffers from con- stant headaches. Mr. Hughes' petition alleges that he was thrown through the windshield of the car by -the im- -pact of the crash and received cuts and lacerations on his face, nose and forehead, a sprained right hip 'and other injuries. Petitions for both defendants ask attachment of '.11 road mak- ing machinery, graders, automo- biles, trucks, scrapers, plows, rock crusher, and every kind of per- sonal property owned and oper- ated by the defendant in the coun- ty. The case is scheduled for hear- ing at the February term of Cir- cuit Court here. DEMAND BIG RANSOM IN NOTE TO FAMILY Former Senator Reed Rushes to City to Help in Rescue Plans KANSAS CITY, Dec. 17 (A P) A guarantee that' 000 ransom would" be paid for the safe return of Mrs. Nell Quinlan Donnelly, wealthy Kansas City garment manu- facturer, who is in the hands of kidnapers who have threat- ened to blind her, was made this afternoon by former Sen- ator James A. Reed, of Mis- souri. "These people undoubtedly have Mrs. Donnelly in their said 'the former senator who rushed here from Jefferson City, Mo., at the request of the woman's hus- band, Paul Donnelly. "If' they will deliver Mrs. Don- nelly said Mr. Reed, "they can have the and take my word for it that Mr. Donnelly will see to it that it is paid. "I will say further if there is a single hair of her head harmed, i will, and Mr. Donnelly will, spend the rest our lives running down the culprits and securing for them the extreme penalty of the law, which in Missouri is hanging." In notes received today by her husband and by her attorney, James E. Taylor, Mrs. Donnelly reported she was abducted with her negro chauffeur, George at 6 p. m.. yesterday. She said that if payment of the de- manded was refused, she would be blinded and the negro would be killed. The notes approximately as written by Mrs. Donnelly said: Notes .To Husband "Dear-'Paul? -These men kid- naped me at 6 -o'clock last night with the chauffeur. Thev want in bills, 000 in tens and in fifties. "The car is behind the Plaza Theater. Its number is "Drive1 in front of the Mercer Hotel at 10 o'clock and stand around fifteen minutes. Stand up in the car. Then go home and wait for instructions. If you do not come you will never see me again. If you do not go at 10 o'clock, go Friday morning at and stay fifteen minutes. "If you refuse to pay I will be blinded and the negro killed. You will be told where to take the money. They want money, and you might as well give it to them. Donnelly." "Do Not Mark Money" Underneath has been written "Do not have the money marked in any way." It had been erased but was plainly decipherable through the erasures. The second note: "Jpmes E. Taylor: "I hereby give you the power to draw the money required against my husband's account to the amount of I sign my Governor to Look Over Contract on Leasing of WQS JEFFERSON .CITY, Dec. 17 Governor Caulfield today asked Jewell Mayes, secretary of the state board of agriculture, to furnish him with a copy of a con- tract by which the state owned radio station WOS would be turn- ed over to J. D. Helny, announc- er. The governor said he had not read the contract and wanted to go over it. The chief executive has been out of Jefferson- City for a few days and said the first he had learned that the station would be leased to Heiny was when he read news- paper accounts of the arrange- ments. The contract, already ent- ered into, is subject to final ap- proval at an executive meeting of the board of agriculture. Jan. 5.! The governor said his under- standing was the plan was worked out as the only means of the keep- ing .the station open, and that he would insist that state retain full control of programs and ad- vertising and that there would be no profit to any individual thru commercial use of the station. Cin- der the arrangement between the board and Heiny, commercial ad- vertising is to be accepted to pay for operation of the station. RELIEF PLAN House Committee Acts Fa- vorably on First of Hoover Reconstruction Moves G. 0. P. GROUP HOPES TO SPEED MEASURES Hearings on Moratorium Continue With Committee Unable to Make Decision WASHINGTON; Dec.17 House ways and means committee today adopted an amendment to the Hoover moratorium declaring cancel- lation or. reduction of foreign debts against the policy of Congress. Robinson Answers Hurley's Attack on Democratic Party U. S. May Lose Big Lot of Business as Nippon Forces Take Control MORE TROOPS SENT OUT BY TOKYO PROBE PATRONAGE IN NORTH CAROLINA GREENSBORO, N. C., Dec. 17 ly under sub- poena to appear before the grand jury today in an investigation of name in full. "Nelly Donnelly." KANSAS CITY, Dec. 17 Mrs; Nellie Donnelly, wealthy Kansas City garment manufactur- er, was reported held today by kidnapers who threatened to blind her and kill her negro chauffeur, unless ransom was paid without interference by police. The demand for ransom was made in three notes in Mrs. Don- nelly's handwriting received today by her husband, Paul Donnelly, James Taylor, her attorney, and a third addressed Sena- tor James A. Reed. They were instrucetd to pay the money demanded and a power of attorney was executed by Mrs. Donnelly in the letter addressed to her Husband. The manufacturer disappeared after she-left her garment last night at G p. m. She had con- ferred half an hour earlier witii her attorney. Reed Speeds vo City Arrangements were made tc comply with the demands, pcnci ing the arrival of former Senator Reed, who quit a law suit hastily at Jefferson City this morning and (Continued on Page By GLENN BABB 1931, By The Associated Press MUKDEN, Manchuria, Dec. 17 government business in Manchuria that formerly went to United States and European es- tablishments, may be thrown to Japan instead as a result'of the reorganization now going on in the territory. Japanese economic brigades closely followed up the advances of General Honjo's armies and at- tempted, largely .with success, to clinch" Japanese control or major interests in South Manchuria. The. this "Economic Corps" are the Japanese advisers who sit in with provincial and local governments in Fengtien- and Kirin provinces. The control was also enlarged by taking over railways which the Chinese operated but in which Japanese had money invested. A Power Monopoly The Japanese are forming an electric light and power monopoly in South Manchuria, they have assumed control of big Chinese banks, rich mining -properties and important manufacturing and commercial concerns which form- erly were allied to Marshal Chang Hsueh-Liang's official bank's. They have placed advisers in every im- portant government bureau. This is the feature of the reor- ganization which most affects American commercial interests. Prior to the occupation, American business firms dealt chiefly with the government bureaus or public utilities, selling heavy machinery, electrical equipment, construction materials and railway supplies. Moro Troops to Front TOKYO, Dec. 17 dis- patch of an additional mixed bri- gade of Japanese troops to Man- churia to provide relief for the troops now stationed there was authorized by the cabinet. The troops will go to leased ter- ritory on the1 Liaotung Peninsula. It is expected the brigade sent from Korea September 19 will be withdrawn. Thousands of citizens enthusias- tically cheered several soldiers whichjeft here for Man- churia today to replace casualties suffered during the recent' fight- ing. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 The Houses-banking committee to- day approved the Steagall bill lo create a revolving fund for the federal farm loau banks. This is :tlie first item of the Hoover "reconstruction" program to be acted ?pn. begin before both Senate and House committees to- morrow on the administration-pro- posed "reconstruction President Hoover urged a group of leading Repub- licans headed by Representative Snell, New York, to expedite ac- tion. Senate Hearing Planned Hearing on .the federal land bank capitalization' bill soon will be started by a sub-committee of the Senate banking committee. Senator Carey, Republican, Wy- oming, was named chairman of the sub-committee. The other mem- bers of have not been designated. Three major bills have been in- troduced on this subject: By Steiwer. Republican, Oregon; by Howell, Republican, Nebraska, and Norbeck, Republican, South Da- WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Senator Robinson, Democratic leader, charged in the senate to- day, that Secretary Hurley sought in his speech to the'Republican national committee yesterday to capitalize the non partisan sup- port President Hoover sought from the Democrats in congress. Hurley, Robinson said, "sought to arouse the 'slumbering cohorts of partisanship in an effort to glorify the national administra- tion." "President Hoover is constantly appealing for non-partisan action in support of his Robin- son said. "But then his spokes- man seeks to capitalize it into a glorious triumph for Hoover poli- cies." Robinson said only two out standing measures marked the Hoover administration, the Smoot- I Hawley tariff law and the federal I farm marketing act. "Will any one here assert that either of these has proved to be an emphatic he asked. "If such an assertion be made why is our foreign commerce tonstant- ly Addressing an enthusiastic Re- publican national committee ing yesterday, Secretary Hurley assailed the Democrats for having "no program." Riot In Nanking "They have offered only critic- ism of President he said, amidst applause. While his colleagues listened at- tentively. Senator Robinson recall- ed President Hoover's appeal to leaders of congress to support the moratorium. "The president's propagandists were prompt to claim for him credit for having saved Germany and brought back prosperity to a struggling he said. "It was not a Democrat, it was a prominent Republican leader in the body at the other end of the capitol who denounced the- presi- dent's action in unmeasured terms, declaring that the chief executive has sold out the interests of the United States to German interna- tional bankers and their, followers and that he was afraid to do it on his own responsibility and acted in violation of his oath office when CITY TO PAY FOR FIRE_TRUCK Council Votes Unanimously, for Purchase of New r Pumper DELIVERY ORDERED FOR FEBRUARY he, completed arrangements "his underhanded by telegraph and telephone, arrangements which savored more of the ways of an oriental potentate than the pro- per conduct of a president of the United States'." Robinson referred to the attack on the moratorium by Representa- tive McFadden, Republican, Penn- sylvania, former chairman of the House Banking Committee. DISPLAYED HERE Sponsors of Move Are Con- vinced City is. Ideal Lo- cation for Structure NO DEFINITE PLANS ARE ANNOUNCED SEASONS 5IIKED TjP ST. its spring- time no win Tasmania. Anyway, the Tasmanian 'swan in the zoo is sitting on half a dozen eggs. But then the peacocks are in full plumage and there are dandelions on the zoo lawn. THE WEATHER alleged violations of federal stat- NANKING, China, Dec. 17 volley of rifle fire from a company of regular troops broke up a serious riot today in which a mob of college boys wrecked the plant of the Central Daily News. They rushed the building, brush- ing police aside and smashed everything, including the equip- ment in the composing room. Edi- tors of the paper, the .student' leaders have charged, were hostile to the student demand for a more militant policy against Japan. It was thought that a number were wounded by gunfire, but those who fell were carried off by their comrades and the number of casualties were uncertain. Commander Resigns PEIPING, Dec. 17 shall Chang Hsueh-Liang, ruler of Manchuria since 192S, resigned as commander of the Chinese forces there today Tso-Hsiang, the Province of Kirin. kota. "While we Republicans are not in a position to formulate the plai _do everything possible to get action on this Snell said today. "Mr. Hoover believes this meas- ure will do much to bring about economic, improvement that will relieve the banks of much strain." WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 An International banker told the House Ways and Means Commit- tee today that Great Britain, France and Italy did not have on deposit with their fiscal agents the funds with which to meet their debt payments due to Ciis coun- try on December 15. Henry P. Davison, of J. P. Mor- gan and Company, the fiscal agent- for those countries, called to testify regarding press reports that the countries had had the funds on deposit, said: "They did not have funds with us and did not offer any." Davison said he assumed any such deposits would have been made with the house he repre sents. Have Working- Funds "Of course they have current working he said. He added he did hot know whether funds had been deposited in any other bank but intimated it was unlikely. He said he would have known- about it if the three countries had offered to make deposits for pay- ments. Opponents of ratification of the President's plan to suspend debt payments for one year had cited press reports that the funds were on deposit as evidence that the suspension was unnecessary. Representative Rankin, the Mis- sissippi Democrat who first raised the question before the commit- tee, asked permission to quiz the witness. Chairman Collier ruled Rankin could question Davison. Rankin asked if J. P. Morgan and Company would not have paid the December 15 debt payments if requested to do so by the coun- tries. Architect's drawings for a pro- posed new hotel to be located at the corner of Fourth and Coates streets were brought 'to Moberly today by sponsors of the proposal, a group including C. P. Van Graa- feiland, George G. Neville and Gale E. Henderson of St. Louis, and H. W. Van Skike of Kirks- ville. Mr. Van Graafeiland is the pres- ent owner of the proposed site, the ..building formerly, occupied by the sStarRe'y-Gob'per Motor Co. and later by Sellers and Goon. It is now occupied only partially by the Triangle Tire and Accessory Co. Van Graafeiland is the head of Van Graafeiland Associates, petro- leum engineers and oil lease opera- tors. He is reputed to be wealthy. A 5-Story Building Henderson is the architect whose drawings were exhibited to- day. His pictorical conception of the exterior of the proposed hotel shows a five-story building occu-- pying a half-block frontage on Coates street. The first floor is occupied by lobby, dining room. kitchen and by three store spaces and coffee shop fronting on Fourth street. The floors contain a total of 80 rooms, all with bath. Neville, associate of Van Graa- feiland and principal spokesman CLARK ON DEC. 24 Booster Club Plans Big Christmas Party in Dinner Meeting at Church CHAMPION CAGE TEAM ENTERTAINED CLARK, Dec. 17, (Monitor-In dex The regular monthly dinner of the Booster Club was held at tne dining room of the Methodist church Wednes day nite. The dinner was 'servet by the Methodist Women's Mis sionary Society. The menu con sisted of chicken and all that goe. with it. The chairman, presided at the dinner, which was pronounced a club members andTSseir guests. General order of business was dis- cussed and the following commit- tee appointed to serve the needy families of this vicinity, R. P. Hu- len, Dr. R. A. Woods, Mrs. J. .M. Bartee and Mrs: Otis A. Foun- tain. Proposal to Extend City; Limits Referred to Ordi- nance Committee for the grouP, an option had Can't Discuss Mutter Davison nodded in assent but later added: (Continued on Page 4) REPORT ON .GERMANY TO BE HELD UNTIL CONGRESS ACTS BASEL, Switzerland, Dec. 17. of the Young plan committee examining Germany's capacity to pay reparations are holding up their recommendations as to the time and place for an international conference on this been obtained on the garage build- ing at the north, occupied for some time by the Randolph Motor Co. and now under lease to the Mober- ly Motor Co. Van Skike, the fourth member of the group, formerly operated the Dockery and Jefferson hotels at Kirksville, and was represented as the probable operator of the enterprise here, if it is carried through. Stock selling or 'other form of promotion is not contemplated, ac- cording to Neville, although he said a first mortgage bond issue might be included in the financing plan. "However, it would be .ow enough to be thoroughly he asserted. Undecided on Plans The sponsors declined to say how soon they expected to latinch the enterprise, and, when asked what their procedure would be, said all details had not been de- cided upon. "We will first have to confer with contractors to get building costs and get definite figures upon which to work out the Mr. Neville stated. He said he be- lieved building costs were now low enough to make the venture at- tractive. Architect Henderson said their investigations thus far had con- vinced them that Moberly would The Booster Club had as their guests of honor the championship basketball teams of the Randolph County High School Basketball Loop, the Clark and Renick squad. Each member of the sauads were introduced to the club and re- ceived a round of applause. Talks were given by the Clark coach, Mr. Bartee, and the captains of the teams, Edwin Earl Fray of Clark and Mr. Fowler of Renick. Carl Davis, of Renick, was pres- ent 'as a guest of- the club and gave a short address.. He be- came a permanent member. It was decided to have Santa Claus visit Clark Christmas Eve day. A tree will be erected on Main street and Old Santa will have a sack of candy for every boy and girl in Clark that day. The com- mittee appointed to carry out these arrangements follows, C. M. Robb, G. B. Appleman and Walter jamb. Forty-five members of the club were present- at the dinner. The following committees were ap- pointed to arrange for the r.oxt monthly meeting, the third Wed- nesday night in January- Committee on arrangements, Dr. R. A. Woods and Frank Ornburn; committee on program, R. P. Hu- len and Ray Truesdell. The purpose of the Booster Club is to promote civic welfare. The membership of the club is not re- stricted in any way but is open for all. The City Council last night vo- ted to purchase a new, General fire truck and pumper. The new engine will cost _. and will be delivered here early in.-. February. A unanimous vote of the coun- cil was made on the purchase -of tne new engine. The vote was tak- en following an executive session which lasted for nearly two hours. It is understood that the exec- utive session brought out some very hot arguments as to the-rel- ative merits of the four types ot trucks on, which bids were mitted. However, when the coun-J cil .came back into open session not a vote was cast against proposal or the truck decided up- on. A large part of the executive session was taken up with reports', by councilmen on their findings, during their recent inspection trip to Marshall, Sedalia, Jefferson City and St. Louis. Chief among the findings dis- closed by the investigation tour, it is said, was the assertion of the: St. Louis fire-chief that "any fire truck that will pass the State Underwriters test will give satis- faction." Offered Lowest Bid The General Fire Truck pany's bid for a 1000-gallon er was the lowest of: five bids sub- mitted on that capacity truck. The 1000-gallon capacity means: that the truck-is capable of throw" ing 1000 gallons of water per minute on a fire. Other bids trucks .were Standard, Mack International Triple Rotary or Centrifugal, 000; and American La France, A cash payment of is be made on delivery of the truck, which will be assembled at St. Louis and driven here overland.. The balance, is to be paid. in four annual installments, bear- ing interest at 6 per cent.. The council last night also vo- A ted to pay in salaries due city officials and -employes January 1 tomorrow, "so that the employes might have the money, to use for Christmas, and approp- riated an additional from (Continued on Page 3) be an hotel. "ideal location for a new "and that a modern hotel would be a "very successful fin- ancial venture." SEEK RELIEF PLAN FOR OIL INDUSTRY utes by Republican party officials seeking campaign contributions in the state. E. L. Gavin, district attorney, announced last week that evidence of solicitation of campaign, funds from federal office holders in fed- eral buildings had been brought to his attention. MISSOURI: Partly cloudy to- night and Friday; possibly some rain extreme south portion. Not much change in temperature. Weather. Here Today 6 a. wind from the south. Temperature, 34 degrees. S a. desrees. 1 p. dgerees. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 17 Ten- tative discussion to find, some means of aiding the nation's oil industry occupied leaders as a two-day meeting of members of the board of directors of the Am- erican Petroleum. Institute got un- der way here toady. Overprodutcion and probable price "reductions are the buga- boos. af.r American moratorium. The interested powers, it was said, are unwilling to have any definite plans in this respect until the outcome in "Washington is It is expected that: the conference, which will approve.oi reject the Young plan committee's report, will be held in the middle of "January, probably at Geneva or Brussels. Preliminary conversations are going on between the European capitals in order to get the repara- tions business out the way be- fore the disarmament conference starts on February 2. MARTINSBURG WILL VOTE ON FRANCHISE MARTINSBURG, Mo., Dec. 17 of Martinsburg will vote on a natural gas proposition on January 4. The Missouri Pow- er Light Company is asking for a franchise to supply the town with natural gas from the Pan- handle Eastern Pipe Line, which runs north of Martinsburg. SEEKS TRUCE ON LIQUOR WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 Representative Hatton W. Sum ners, the Texan who now heads, the House judiciary' committee wants prohibition legislation shelved until economic have baen handled. His committee must pass upon all judicial measures, among thera amendments to the bankruptcy laws, anti-trust laws and the numerous proposals for modifica- tion or repeal" of prohibition. Report on Muscle Shoals to Congress WASHINGTON. Dec. 17, President Hoover today transmit- ted to congress, without recom- mendations, a report upon Muscle Shoals suggesting a 50-year lease of the project to a corporation which would primarily as a fertilizer plant of benefit to the farmer. In a brief mesasge accompany- ing this report the president ex- plained it was the work of a joint federal-state Muscle Shoals com- mission, the findings of which he made public some weeks ago. The president recalled in the message his veto last March of the Norris bill providing govern- ment operation of the huge Ala- bama project. The report of the commission suggested operation by a corporation which would be formed in the interest of the farmer. HOME FROM CONVENTION Len Kelly and Joe Ogle of Mo- berly returned today from Jop- lin, where 'they attended the- two- day convention of the Missouri Ice Manufacturers Association. Negro Suspect in Slaying Held Herfe A transient negro was arrested'. here today'by Moberly. police and sheriff officials' and Wabash spe- cial agents as a suspect in slaying of Charles F. Bryant, Wa- bash yard patrolman at St. Louis, yesterday. Descriptions of man -were wired to St. Louis and he will be held for a reply. AIR MAIL OPERATORS TO GET PAY CUT! WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 Postmaster General Brown today: told air mail operators they must face a 10 per cent cut in base> pay- A committee was appointed to- work out how the deficiency ot over in the amount allot" ted for carrying the mails by air can be made up. Brown said that while the partment desired to help the op- erators, he wanted them to real- ize that cuts in their pay would have to be made if the service waa maintained within the limit of tha appropriations available. SCAVENGER FISH OUTSELLING HOGS NORFOLK, Neb., Dec. .17 and carp, despised, scavenger fish that are seined from Nebraska lakes to protect other members of the finny tribe, are high hatting the hog a clan that usually has-it all oret the scavenger fish in price, looks and class. The scavenger fish are 'at six cents a pound, tha hog brings only an. average of 3% cents a pound. The state fish and game depart- ment always finds a ready market for buffalo and carp in New York and other Eastern centers. FLOWER IN OKLAHOMA MUSKOGEE, Okla- homa state flower has farmers' sons climbing trees. Mistletoe which grows high on the elms brings the b6ys to S10 a day. C. S. AGENTS MAKE DRY RAID AX SIARSAIJU KANSAS CITY, Dec. 17 I Twelve alleged violators of tha prohibitory liquor laws were ar- rested last night at Marshall, Mo., by seven agents in charge ot, George P. Small, deputy adminis- trator for western Missouri. Those arrested were brought C here to-face arraignment. Small said liquor' was confiscated at five of "the eight places raided. ;