Moberly Weekly Monitor, January 21, 1932

Moberly Weekly Monitor

January 21, 1932

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Moberly Weekly Monitor (Newspaper) - January 21, 1932, Moberly, Missouri r'z X MEMBEK ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIKE 'SERVICE! MOBERLY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 21, MONITOR _ MOBEHliV MONITOR ESTABLISHED "1888 MOBBRLY INDEX EST. 1816 SIOBBRMT DEMOCRAT EST. NUMBER 1 ANSWER TO ON RAIL FUNDS Report Earnings 33 Cent Less in 1931 vThaa During 1929 _, FAILED TO CHARGES Faaed by iton. Dollars, Report to' Wage Meet Says Jan. 21 The presidents came forward the "important statis- by .-union labor in of the plea for acceptance r'bfli.10 per cent wage reduction. president- asserted that earnings of the railroads In prere 33 per cent less than in -v if, statement presented a I of data on railway earnings the labor .proposals Sail-- joint wage conference. OTIH union del- Secure Data on Farm Road and Auto Tag Sales A delegation of farmers "from the Middle Grove community, ac? companied by a committee from the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce, conferred with Carl Brown, assistant engi- neer of the State Highway depart- ment, at Jefferson City yesterday relative to the status of the farm- to-market road to Middle Grove in Randolph County. The road has been designated as a-farm-to-mar- ket road but is not yet included j among the early road lettings. A further study of the situation will be made. i Roy Stauterman and Floyd New- man headed the delegation of the Middle Grove farmers, including, fifteen. The committee fromi the' Moberly Chamber of Commerce was composed of A. E. Marriott, president, Postmaster R. R. Qulnn, Allen C.' White, Paul' Stevenson and James Todd. After, the hearing department, "the -'Cham- ber''of-'Commerce committee con- ferred with O. G. Steininger, com- missioner of motor vehicle licenses, relative 'to the: Chamber, of Com- merce handling state license tags the coming year. The board of di- rectors will make a decision on the matter within the next day or two. BtM had made'-clear they would the arguments of the Tiers on the need for adequate return but they want- ted a'-true picture of railway flnan- and a statement tfofiwhat was >needed to meet fixed -and maintain credit. I Willard, chairman of the committee of nine. ___at once into a statement tfee financial 'status of the rails, Y that In 1931, 72 com- alled by 90 million dollars their fixed charges. Concessions Made presidents made no sub- concessions rto the labor but they assured the em- that individual manage- ______ would go as far as they to remove the fear of un- One of the principal to% the'' brotherhood pro- was definite assurance of ___employment. gptta of enormous reduction has-been made in operating the presidents claim, 'of-the carriers are''threat- bankruptcy't because or. to pay their ijxed charges eet the principal of jObli- that are for U.S. BOATS RESCUE ROOD VICTIMS Coast Guard Aids Red Cross Workers With Relief in Mississippi Delta GLENDORA, Miss., Jan. 21 (Jf) coast-guard boats, man- le'd by experienced sailors and led. Cross .workers, traversed the Mississippi delta today, picking up narooned' concentrating he homeless at refugee centers and distributing food to thousands made destitute by ..high waters. :Over the more 'than 200-mile- wide sector m a: half dozen coun- ies covered by' rampaging. rivei-s :ha't began crashing through evees.slx the work ot rescue and relief- went forward in organized fashion. Coast guard boats, laden with food, brought much needed reliet last 'night ,to the little town of County, to riwere 72 raii- companies which failed' by 90 dollars to earn their fixed to 1931, and unless pres- earnings can be.ancreas- number that will not earn 'charges in 1932 will be as 1932 there will come due ana the principal of road bonds, mortgages, it; trust obligations and loans, the statement ex- __obligations must be sat- to avoid said demonstrate how widely the of a default would be felt, y- pointed out that life insur- companies own 3 billion dol- railroad bonds and have policy holders, while ________companies and mutual Mvtaun.banks together own in railroad bonds help to support insurance and savings of to. savings banks." railroad credit was re- _ the ability of the roads to ,_._ 'employment would be greatly 'xwtrlcted, they said, for the roads present conditions were un- to make adequate expendi- for maintenance. gecsion Ncars End The meeting adjourned' at noon general chairmen of the unions still here presented ratt presidents. will be resumed to- morning, when the gen- _______lirmen called into with the 'executives. j was interpreted a; i indication that negotiations ___annealing a conclusion. on Page 4) OFFICIALS THROUGH HERE Wa- president, now one ________j, accompanied by passed through Mo morning enroute to __ Franklin were S. E chief operating officer, and chief engineer. E [SBoUitt, -general superintendent, "came to Moberly with them went to Kansas officials'arrived in Mober _ain No. 17. From here Strain bearing Mr.. Franklin and Mr. Cotter, was SpTeople flocked f pom" S-the flooded Qu'it- m'an-Panola bason. The Tallahatchie, ..Yazpov anc tributary- worked most, of the havoc .-in the delta! when they burst through their levees: after weeks of were less menacing but at a score of points the fight to main- tain-levees protecting larger towns against threatened rises was con- tinued. Although nearly all streams, in Mississippi, southeast Arkansas bordering the Mis- sissippi River proper, have been rising steadily, U. S. Army engi- neers'in the district reported there is no cause for alarm at this time so far as the big river is concern- ed. Move to Force Wabash to Resume Paying Interest NEW YORK, Jan. tiations resumption of in- terest :payments on Wabash Rail- way equipment trust certificates were disclosed today by Evans, Stillman Co., security dealers and members'of the New York COUNTY TAX LEAGUE TO BE FORMED M. F. Move in Calling Meet Here Wednes- day to Organize ASSAILS VARIOUS TAX LAWS Urges Fanner to Fight for Himself and Seek Proper Representation A Randolph County Taxpayers League will be formed at a meet- ing here on Wednesday after- noon of next week, it was decid- edvat the annual county meeting of the Missouri Farmers Associa- tion at Huntsville yesterday. The organization meeting will be held at the circuit court rooms' in: Mo- berly at 2 o'clock Wednesday af- ternoon. Plans for formation of the leag- ue were suggested by C. A. O'- Dell, manager of the Moberly M. P. A. exchange, following an ad- dress by State Senator H. Whitecotton of Paris on the need for lowered taxes and reduc- tion of expenses; Forty M. P.-A. members attending the county meeting voted" unanimously to perfect such an organization. It was pointed out that the purpose of the League would be .to work toward a reduction in -valuation and ti.xes, and a lower- ing of county expenses. On de- cision to form the League an in- vitation was extended to all tax- payers to take part in the meet- ing here next Wednesday. :During the meeting it was vo- ted that J. W. Wight, .new pres- dent of, the organization, should act as spokesman for the county tax committee which was sent to Kirksville today to the region- al meeting on taxation and gov- ernmental reform. An -invitation waa also extended of the county court, County Agent E. M. Woods and members ot the Farm Bureau to' accompany the committee on the trip. Besides Son. Whitecotton, speakers 'at the meeting were J. fD. Schindler, Mr. O'Dell, J. W.f C. Stigall, Talt Xtoates.s J. L." Stark, Agent E. M. Woods. Farmer Can Help Himself to' the farmer is not inV Sen. Whitecotton asserted the opening of his ad- dress before the meeting. "How- ever, the can 'help him- self by .proper -organization, and by proper management. I believe I realize as fully as anyone in the state the fight we rnusf make a real contest. "In the past the farmer has not been properly represented in our legislatures. laws have been passed that should not have been -considered. In the future that proper representation, must b6 had, we must pick out out- standing reforms needed, and- see that we get results. "Taxation is one of our great- est problems. Present conditions as to taxation must be remedied. With the passage of the new in- come and scnool laws at the last session of the legislature, we saw a shifting of the burden. Now, Rogers Expects. Wage Dispute, to Be Settled Soon John Rogers, local chairman of the W.abash clerks' brotherhood, returned from Chicago last night. Mr. Rogers has been national wage reduction arbitra- tions between the various railroaos and brotherhood representatives of the countryl Mr. Rogers went to Chicago as a member of the executive com- mittee of the brotherhood of the Wabash clerks, of which he is sec-' retary-treasurer. Although little headway has been made in the six days !thec con- ference has been in session, Mr., Rogers reports that the' general opinion among those attending is that a satisfactory settlement will be made. Representatives of the various brotherhoods, he stated, are reluc- tant for the wage reduction ques- tion to be referred back ,to the iri- dividual rpads and brotherhoods' in the event that a satisfactory settlement cannot be 'made %ai Chicago. In such case, it was stat- ed at Chicago, the weaker broth- erhoods of some, railroads "-would be unable to obtain a satisfactory agreement. FEDERAL AID BILL TOjENATE Mea'sure is Re- ported, with Instant Signs of Fight From Hoover MOVES HE FAVORS ARE SPEEDED ALONG 207 Attend Annual Clover Conference to Hear Delegates and Experts Exchange Ideas RUTH JUDD DENOUNCES Stock Exchange. The firm announced it would PRICE BUTTER ______ aJn. 21 January delivery of. storage stan- dard butter today -sold at a new low "'record, for any storage but- on the Chicago Mer- -'Exchange in futures trad- bottom price was 22 3-8 The: previous low mad? in the February _ at 22% cents, 'which the February deliv- again today. seek to prevent the payment of interest due February 1 on the road's second-mortgage 5 per cent bonds if interest due on equipment. certificates be not met. The Wabash and Seaboard Air Line, both in receivership, are the only railroads which failed to meet interest and principal re- quirements on their equipment trust 'certificates during the de- pression. These -.securities, gener- ally considered prime investments, are largely held by life insurance companies and institutions. The Wabash Railway failed to pay interest and principal install- ments due December 1, day the 'company went into receiver- ship, on three equipment trust se- ries. However, it paid interest ot due January 1. This was followed Friday with the omission of interest and principal installment on equipment trust 6s of ,1920. An interest payment on the equipment trust 5s of 1922 is offices .of Evans, Stillman Co. that the firm would seek by court action, if necessary, to block payment of semi-annual interest due February 1 on Wabash second- mortgage gold bonds.should equip- ment trust requirements not be met. As a last resort, the holders of the equipment trust certificates in arrears may act to recover from the railroad the equipment pledg- ed against them. the burden must be lightened. "Changes in the income tax laws at the last legislature ses- sion were worth more than, all the, other laws passed, and the new school bill -was an excellent move. However, we did not go far, enough, we stopped'with four' brackets of taxes and thers should have been. six. (Continued on Page 4) Hawes to Support Bennett Clark ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21 ed States'Senator Harry B.Hawes, in. St. Louis on personal business and for conferences with Bennett C. candidate for the Dem- ocratic nomination for senator, said today he expected to support INSURANCE BILL RULING DEFENDED Assistant Attorney General Declares Courts Must Rule on Passage S JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. -A letter from Jerome M. Joffee: representative from Jackson Couni ty in the Missouri legislature, to G. C. Weatherby, special assistant attorney general, protesting against a recent ruling on a. bill, brought a sharp reply today from Weatherby. Joiffee termed as a "flagrant fraud" an opinion by Weatherby which held that the legality 'of a bill passed by the legislature is not in validated'by .adoption of lution expunging the record entry showing its-passage after the; pre- siding house, of fleers and the gov- ernor have signed the bill. "It is most astounding in that it places the office of the attorney general of'this state in the position of upholding one of the most flag- rant frauds ever perpetrated againot the State of Rep. Jbffee wrote Weatherb'y.' 'The''' measure, referredjjtp was "a bill to exempt Missouri' stock fire and casualty insurance companies from payment of'personal property taxes in lieu of a' two percent per year tax on gross premiums col- lected. The. question was brought'up by the'house of representa- tive in' June 1 rec- ords of 'May 2 showing that the bill had passed. The bin had been signed May 14 by Governor Caul- fielcS. Weatherby's opinion held' that a bill regularly passed cannot be des troyed by adoption of a resolution expunging the record entry show- ing its passage. "It is well to Weather- by wrote, "that ,the elementary duty of the attorney general is to uphold the- law as written. The court alone must settle' the ques- tion as to whether a law in fact received the. necssary vote where the record recites it receive such vote. "Otherwise, the attorney gen- eral would possess the power to repeal laws if upon some vague and unsatisfactory evidence, gath- ered outside, of court, by means of ex parte statements' or affi- davits, he concluded, they were no't lawfully passed. It offers a new method hitherto unknown, for, the repeal of laws." "All you say concerning the part that fraud and conspiracy played in the vote of May 2 may be true. We neither controvert nor affirm it because we have no knowledge as to that from which we can form a belief, but, true or untrue, for the reasons above' giv- en we could not have 'considered it in-shaping the opinion about which you complain." Reconstruction Program Due t, to Reach White .House by Tomorrow Bulletin WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 today adopted the conference report on the federal land bank completing congressional 'action. The house had approved the measure earlier. Jn" the day and senate action sent it to the White -House; It is the first of President Hbo- ver's' emergency economic relief proposals to-get through: congress. Two hundred and seven dele- gates, interested farmers and townspeople of Randolph County, attended the.annual' Clover -and Prosperity Conference, held at the Circuit Court rooms today under the direction of County Agent E. M. Woods. .The court room was packed and County Agent Woods stated that it was one-of the most successful meetings ever held in the county. The meeting was opened by Wil- lard Terrill of Huntsville, president -Conference, and minutes for the last year's session were read and approved. County Agent E. M.-Woods then cutllned the pur- pose of the meeting, gave a few facts on the annual report of the Randolph County extension depart- ment for 1931 and stressed the importance of maintaining soil fer- ility. The principal address of the morning session was given by A. Albrecht, professor of soils of the College of. Agriculture, who gave an analysis- of the type of soils ound in Missouri.and in Randolph bounty and outlined, the benfits of proper care, andjwhat is proper sare of the soil in order to retain .its fertility. Following his address an open discussion was held and then the meeting was adjourned for luncheon with' the Moberly Ro- tary Club. At the afternoon session, C. A. Helm, professor of Field Crops-at the College of Agriculture, was the principal speaker. Low Fertility Boosts- Costa "If soil fertility goes down, the cost of production of farm pro- ducts must go County Agent Clark actively in against Charles his M. campaign Hay and due February 1. It was said at tlie OPPOSES COMPROMISE IN RADIO SUIT WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. Senator Elaine introduced a icso- lution today ordering the justice department not to or otherwise settle its antitrust suit against the big radio corpora- tions until the senate has acted to protect the public interests. Charles M. Howell, chairman of the Democratic State Committee. "Both Clark and Hay-are good Hawes' said. "I can- not see that Howell will be a ser- ious contender for the nomina- tion. As I view it, this campaign will develop into a wet. and dry fight between Clark and Hay. On that issue I could do nothing else than take the wet side 'and sup- port- Clark." Hawes added that while he con- sidered, prohibition the outstand- ing issue he would support Hay for election-if he were nominated. BABY CHICKS START EARLY AND 'CHEAP' SALISBURY, Mo., Jan. looks as if we are to have a late spring this year. Last year the baby cMcks began' arriving at the Salisbury postoffice on January 17. The first-ones to arrive in 1932, were' awaiting delivery at the local office this morning. There were 100 of them and seemingly all of them were trying to testify to reduced prices as their vocabularies seemed limited to word "cheap." Last season baby chicks passed through the Salisbury office. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 j Congress boosted two of the pres- dent's proposals for re-invigorat- ng business to the very top of the legislative hill today and pre- pared for the parting'tormalities that will speed them on their way to- the White House. Only the routine ol adopting a conference report stayed the de- parture of the re- construction measure Capi- tol Hill. Both houses had to act on it, but this was regarded as only a matter of a few hours. The oill to add to the capital ot federal land banks was completely through the house. Adoption of a conference report ironing out the differences between that branch and the senate came shortly after the house met. The senate yet has to adopt the report. In Opposition to Hoover But, while these measures hold- ing tull presidential approval were approaching the White .House, there emerged from a sen- ate committee a bill running counter to Mr. Hoover's wishes. This was an authorization of lor direct aid to .tiie unemployed.1 proved by the manufactures com- mittee and instant signs of oppo- sition -came from administration Republicans. In debate, the senate heard Senator Glass' (W. Va.) describe Secretaries Mellon and; Hyde as in disagreement over the legality of loans ..the Wilson, .administra- tion made to Europe after the war. The house talked about a variety of subjects with now and then a mention ot the agriculture supply bill which it had under consideration. Committees on both sides were active with such subjects as tax es on amusement nava construction, disputed judgeshijS nominations, a home loan bank system, consolidation 'of the wa: and -navy departments and th' SCORES RATE HIKE ON LIABILITY RISKS ST. LOUIS, Jan; 21 Sharply criticizing increases of 25 to 50 per cent in Missouri auto- mobile liability insurance rates, announced this week by the Na- tional Bureau of 'Casualty and Surety- Underwriters, Matt F. Morse, secretary and general man- ager of the Automobile Club of Missouri, today advocated state supervision of such rates. The Missouri Legislature, Morse said, should -enact laws providing for supervision of casualty rates by the state insurance department similar to its present supervision of fire rates. Morse announced liability rates would not be raised by the in- insurance-exchange which handles insurance for automobile club members. f -v THE WEATHER MISSOURI: Cloudy tonight, rain in east and extreme south portions; colder. Friday partly cloudy to cloudy, rain in extreme southeaii; portion; colder in south- east portion. Weather Here Today 6 a. 54 de- grees. Wind, south; sky cloudy; raining. 8 a. degress'. 3 p. degrees. Woods- stated, such as corn. The field crops, oats, Wheat and timothy are drainers on plant food hi the soil and this plant food must be replaced to gain satisfactory results. Clover is one of the cheapest and best methods of returning this plant food to the he added. Mr. Woods gave the following analysis as to the acreage in Ran- dolph County of the various farm products or crops: 389 acres; corn, acres wheat, acres; oats, acres; soybeans, acres sweet clover, 300 acres; alfalfa, 236 acres; clover, acres; timothy, acres; and sor on Page 4) KANSAS DEBATERS HERE TOMORROW Moberly Junior College Team Faces Strong Op- ponent in Match One of the most interesting de- bates of the season is scheduled for tomrrow when upper division debaters of the Moberly -'Junior College meet the team of the Kan- sas City, Kas., Junior College. The Moberly team composed ot Howard Stamper and Kenneth Neal will defend the, affirmative of the question: "Resolved: That Congress Should Enact, Legisla- tion x Providing for Centralized Control of Industry." The subject is regarded as a particularly in- teresting one because of the meas ures proposed for federal in the present crisis. 0 f 'The debate be Jun- iojf'CqJlege, public speaking room _-l.a_ Q sas. A fair-sized crowd operation ships. of bars on American 3_ o'clock. The" Kansas- City, Kas., College has been .-known as one of the strong debate schools, in Kan- heard- the Moberly Junior College lower di- vision debaters and a team, from the Missouri Military, Academy at Mexico debate yesterday in the college public speaking room- here, A non-decision clash, the de- bate lacked some of-the enthusi- asm shown when the speakers are talking for the vote of judges It was, however, interesting and the Moberly Carson Da- vis and Mary Ruth Grubbs, de- bated in the good form which has characterized _their appear- ances throughout the year. Kenneth Franklin and Ray Col- cord were the military academy's representatives. Arthur Slagle of the Moberly squad acted as chair- man. Oklahoma Bank Robbed; Floyd One of Suspects Okla., Jan. Three men, one was -be- lieved to be Charles (Pretty Floyd, muchrsought, desperado, robbed the Dover State at Dover, 30 miles south of ,'here this afternoon, escaping with Ohio Republicans, Endorse Hoover COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 21, Republican state cenv- tral committee today approved' the! administration of President Hoo- ver and passed a resolution in- dorsing him for re-nomination. NURSE REPORTS NEGRO MADS ATTACK ON HER ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21 28- year-old graduate nurse reported to police "today she had been crim- inally attacked by a negro in a vacant house when she went there shortly after 7 a. m. to an- swer a call for professional serv-, ices in response to her advertise- ment for a position: STREETS WASHED Downtown were' being washed today by two under supervision of Street Com- missioner J. E. Bell and Ed Forbis, chairman of the' city council's street and alley committee. Coates street from Johnson to Morley, Reed from Union, Station to Tannehill -ark and the inter- secting downtown streets were be- ing given a'bath'with a stream of water directed from a fire hose nozzle. were speedily track- ed again, but temporarily, least, they presented a much-bet- ter appearance. Clover Delegates Guests of Rotary The value of agricultural pro- ducts was stressed at the Rotar; Club meeting today, where the Clover Conference, delegates.- were luncheon guests. George W. Catts agricultural commissionr for the Kansas City Chamber- of Com merce, cited the value of agricul ture, compared it-, with the value of other industries, and urged that more attention' be given to Missouri's basic wealth. The delegates were welcome( by W. N. president of Rotary and Willard Terrill ex pressed the appreciation of the deTegates in being back again. To day was the "third 'time the farm group had "entertained bj Rotary. Another Woman Attacked in Hawai VHONOLULU, Jan. 21 Another case of criminal assaul upon a woman stirred Honolulu today when medical authorities after investigating the story o Mrs. .Toka Okazaki, 29, and mak ing varying reports as to its ac curacy, concluded she had assaulted. been URGES 2- YEAR TRUCE ON ANTI-TKUST LAW! WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, SENATE REJECTS MOVE TO SEEK LIQUOR VOTE WASHINGTQN, Jan. 21 JP) The senate today refused to go on record as welcoming state referen- da on prohibition repeal and mod- ification. A two year truce in the anti-trus laws as a "wartime measure o relief" .was urged upon Presiden Hoover today by Charles F. Ab bott, executive director of th American Institute of Steel ..Con struction. Abbott said he told the.pres: dent "destructive competition' has driven nrices to unreasonably, lovi levels -and eliminated all trace o profits." BUSINESS HOLIDAY ENDS Jan. 21, Urbana's business is ove Ordered by -Mayor R. Har mon to restore confidence afte two "banks had closed; it was re- scinded by him last night after two days, believing'jit -had gone' far. to renew faith of citizens in banks remaining open. She Leaps From Chair a Screams at Alienist for the Defense MAKE HIM GET OUT' SHE CRIES TO LAWYER Doctor Had Said He Convinced She Was Sanei and Would Tell of Crime COURTHOUSE, Ariz., Jan. 21. Judd leaped from her chair during, ler murder trial today to denounce. Dr. Joseph Catton of San Francis- alienist." "You get out of she cried.- rising with tensed'muscles, flashing eyes as the tall rist approached her chair during, brief court recess. "Make him get out, make get she appealed to her "at- 'S- torneys. "I won't have you near she cried, swinging again to confront, ;J Dr. Catton. "You talked about me. Get out." Dr. Catton backed away, turned and left the room as fense counsel, the matron, and r George W. Stephens, defense alien-.; ist, attempted to quiet Mrs. The defendaat finally was" suaded'to return, to her chair; i tering, "I won't have him near He talks about me. He's acted like, ahttleboy." Glares at Entry She sat nervously clasping and? unclasping her bands, glaring 'ai grily at the doorway which Catton had Spectators stormed the i of the county court house in'a fort to reach .Judge Speakman's court room to' the first day of One woman jammed in REPORTS RECORD YEAR FOR DRYS i W. C. T. U. Speaker Say Wets have Lost Every, Move to Handicap Prohibition "Nineteen thirty-one was a rec rd breaker for the Mrs ohn Alderson declared yesterda at a meeting of Mound Women' Christian Temperance Union a ler iiome west of town. "Records for the past year show a remarkable quickening o action on the part of every drj organization in the, sh ontinued. constitutionalit of the eighteenth amendment has been upheld. Congress has beate every measure ,-proposed by the j ed corridor outside the courtroom..] wets to handicap effective admin- istration of the law. v "Amos Woodcock, the national' prohibition reports the nost oi law en- forcment of the federal, jjbureau. -being dethrom A youth movement- with people of 43 denominations las for its oustanding -aim the studying ot facts about the eight-, eenth. amendment. The National Parent-Teacher Convention 'in Little Rock, -Ark., went on rec- ord as support ot national- prohibition." Opening exercises-at the meet- ing yesterday .were: Prayer circle lea by Mrs. Elizabeth Lyons; song 'My Faith Looks up to scripture and-prayer; song, "Un- answered J.' J. Breusch and Mrs. John Alcerson; prayer circle; sentence prayers; Lord's prayer. Mrs. Minnie Breusch read Rev- elations'2 and Mrs. Alderson gave fainted twice- before deputySi iffs could force their side. She was removed'to room and revived. 'f- J. J: wealthy ,P) of a friend of 'Mrs. 'Judd two victims, Agnes Anne Lei and the crowd-of to the court room to b3 sworn. Not Included As Witness Halloran's name court'clerk, but County Lloyd Andrews did not him whci. he called witnesses. Defense counsel did not roll of their witnesses. The jury of 12 men and one ternate was seated without delays immediately after court Herman Lewkowitz of defense1; counsel said Halloran did pear to be sworn as a. defc witness. 1 'He was called by the- an interpretation of the scripture. Levrow7te said "The county aE A 'Praise Him. Praise Him.' iiii-A' A song, 'Praise Him, Praise and the W. C. T. TJ. benediction closed, Mrs. L. A. Heiman will direct a study of Revelations 3 Ethel Warren will be in charge of the prayer circle when the Un- ion two weeks with Mrs. E. H. Cooper, 1000 West Rollins street.. Probe Into Hertzier Death Continues torney did not read his full Andrews declined comment: Dr. Catton, before leaving- Francisco to appear as a said he was convinced was sane, and that he to tell "the whole story of .th crime" before the trial Sheriffs ana police officers to- day continued their investigation into the death'of M. D. Hertzier, watchman, who was killed. late-Monday, night. Prosecuting Attorney Lawrence, Holman addi- tional suspicious characters have been brought in 'and questipneO; One or two new leads also developed, which are being invest- igated. Search of Ault street reveal anything of much value. Among the papers round were several notes held by Moberly, Kansas City 'and Iowa persons. Most of these are- believed tovbe worthless- as they were not se- cured." One note was for ?500, an- other for and a third was for Several others for less- er amounts were also located: Among the personal papers found were several pictures, and other similar .mater- ial of obscene nature, it was said. Three hundred and fifty dollars in government bonds 'fousd in the dead-man's bank deposit box, to- gether with the found on his person the night he was kill- ed, brought the total amount of cash left to about This amount is far below' that 'which' FILM MAKERS AN ADMISSION WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. The motion picture theater try today vigorously against the proposed restoratlonlof V the wartime admission taxes exhibitors. At hearings before the Ways and Means Committee, 'C.- Pettijohn of New York, counsel for the motion producers and distributors of erica, Inc., opposed the tax half of the motion picture try. Thirty other of motion picture, home at failed to park, baseball, circus; beaches and similar joined in the protest. The administration has a ten per cent tax on all sions above-ten cents. Favors Debt Cancellation v MARYVILLE; MO., Jan. of war and -American adherence to World Court were advocated today by Dr. Burris Jen _ Kansas City minister and in an address before the assem'b-. ly of the Northwest State College. Dr. J" programmed for two dresses here today. HOOVER INVITES WJTH "SENATOR ''WASHINGTON, Jan. 21r- it was commonly 'understood he j President Hoover today had possessed. Thad Brown, of Ohio, to be a '--------------------------i ber of the radio commission in TO RUN FOR CONGRESS 1 fiance of the opposition of Chair-jp; i ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21. man couzens, of the Senate assistant Attorney-General Lee B. j commerce Committee. '3. Ewing of Nevada, .Mo., in St.Louis j contest was promptly today, announced he would be candidate for one of the thirteen FIRE tOSS.'. places as congressman-at-large. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 21> served two terms as prose- cuting attorney of Vernon County, was assistant attorney-general for three years .under John T. Barker, delegate to the Democratic Nation- al convection in 1924 and a presi- dential elector in 191S. A fire in the third story Kansas City Star Building- yesterday caused damage .-'tiw publishers estimated at SSS.OOOjt the library and contents one e the .-Jti of WDAF. tho paper's radio station. _ ;