Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - February 11, 1937, Charleston, West Virginia
PAGE TWELVETHE CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY ll, 1937
SENATE TO ACT ON SALES LEVY
Experted to Kill Slashes Made by House Upon Bread and Milk
Southern Methodist Leader Dies
(Continued from Page One) strike out the gross sales surtax rate, and to place a 5 per cent tax on all purchases of beer, alc and distilled or spirituous liquors.
The amendment to include the bread and milk exemptions, which was adopted after a long debate, also was reconsidered after another debate, but the house refused to strike it out.
The fight to amend the bill was led by Delegate George VV. Oldham. of Wheeling, who first made the point of order against the bill—that it had two objective.-. one to raise general revenue by the gross sales surtax rates, and the other to raise special revenue by the consumers sales tax.
Speaker James Kay Thomas overruled the point of order. He said that while the measure dealt with two tax subjects its objective was the same.
Governor Holt’s name figured largely in the debate. While Delegate W. M. Lr.Fon, Democratic floor leader, charged that by fighting certain phases of the bill, the delegates were •‘stabbing'’ the governor in the back. Delegate Oldham, retorted that he assumed the remarks were meant for him and ho would make a reply later.
Calls Holt His Friend However, he took occasion to say, ‘’The governor is one of my bo.-t friends.” and *T wouldn’t do anything to embarrass him.” but added that in proposing exemptions for bread and milk he was acting in accordance with the governor s expressed wishes.
Mr. Oldham pointed out that the bill came from the governor witn exemptions included and he cited the governor’s budget address to show that the executive had said the budget wa< estimated after taking into consideration the reductions in revenue which would be caused by the exemptions.
Delegate Junius M. Strouss, chairman of the finance committee which reported out the bill after it ha.-stricken out the food exemptions, said that the merchants of the state had argued against their retention because to have exemptions would cause them great inconvenience and much bookkeeping.
Delegate W. M. LaFon told the house Wednesday that the governor had made this request of the finance committee: that if exemptions for alj essential foodstuffs were not included. not to include any.
In offering his exemption.- amendment, Delegate Oldham said that the only argument against them was that they “will inconvenience toe merchants of the state.”
Asks Why Change “He we got to a point where we measure the convenience of the merchants against the health of oui children''” Mr. Oldham demanded. He called upon the delegates to ask themselves how they *g »od upon the question of exempting foods during the last campaign.
“Were you for exemption- then' he asked. “If so. what has caused you to change your minds?’’
On a roll call vote, the Oldham amendment to exempt canned and fresh milk, bread, rolls and buns was adopted. 52 to 32
Later when the house reconsidered this vote, it readopted the exemptions amendment by a roil can vote of 45 to 34
It was a Republican who offered the first amendment to the tax bill. He was Delegate Melvin CT. Munising, of Grant county. His proposal was to exempt purchases up to ‘25 cents of all essential foodstuffs-Delegate Stephen J. Rtissek. of Wheeling, pointed out to Mr. Minifying that his county had no liquor stores, that it contributed only about SI 3. OOO in consumers’ sales tax last year. yet the Ohio county relegate said that Grant county received from Hie state treasury f*-r its schools and for human welfare much more money than it paid into the treasury. Grant was looking to the other counties to carry jt. Mr. Russek -aid. declaring that Delegate Montz in”’.- prop*.-od amendment was a "political ae. tore.” The Munt-
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SENIOR BISHOP MOUZON TAKEN
Mrlhodisl I Jiureli, Smith, Leader l)i«»s of Heart Ailment at Home
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Physician had informed him hr had a licht heart ailment and warned him not to overtax Ins strength.
Bishop Mouzon was one of the cai h advocates of unification of tho branches of Methodism and a-: chairman of the southern church'.? commission on unification hr had worked passionately toward the consummation of that objective.
Friends Recall Sermon
Friends recalled a long sermon he devoted to the subject of unification at Memphis. Tenn. March 6. 1925. concluding it bv singing
‘ I'm a Methodist born and I'm -Methodist bred; and when I’m genic there'll be a Methods-’ dead.”
Bishop Mou/on was a vigorous opponent <;f the repeal of the eighteenth amendment m d of the modification of arn of the prohibition laws and it wa on this ground, he had aid. Hint lie opposed Smith’s candidacy in 1928.
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As a young minister lie entered the Texas conference; n 1889. and in tile succeeding veals he held pastorate- at Bryan Austin. Caldwell. Galveston. Platonic. Abilene and Fort Worth He also served a pastorate in Kansas Cite. Mo.
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Tn 1908 he was made professor of theology at Southwestern uni-vorsrtv at Georgetown. Tex., aud it was while -err ne in thus capacity later that he became a
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Mouzon Was To Have Come Here Saturday
Members of the Methodist Epis- i copal church. South, Thursday : grieved over the death of Bishop Edwin D Mouzon, senior bishop i of the church, who died Werines- j day at his home at Charlotte, N. ; C., of a heart ailment.
His death occurred as he sat in a chair at his home.
Bishop Mouzon was a fiequcnt visitor rn Charleston and was w idcly known and respected by members of the church and other ^denominations in this area.
He had delivered sermons from local pulpits on various occasions, i and was in the city last when he presided over the three-day eighty-third meeting of the Western Virginia conference of the church last September at the Humphreys Memorial church.
Bishop Mouzon was to have come t'» Charleston on Saturday, for the purpose of meeting with presiding elders of the conference in regard to raising fund.- to aid ministers stricken in the Ohio valley flood, according to Rev. W. M. 1 Given, presiding elder of the I Charleston district of the church.
Bishop Mouzon took part iii the first formal exchange of sermons between bishops at meetings of the Western Virginia conferences of the M E. church and the M. E. church. South.
Bishop Adna W. Leonard, presiding bishop of the M F, church. I spoke at the M. E., South, confer- j once here in September, and Bish- ' op Mouzon responded to an invitation with a talk at the M. E. conference later at Huntington.
“We never had a man hero that brought such soul-stirring mcs- ' sage- as he did.” Rev. Mr. Given said Thursday in tribute to Bishop Mouzon.
founders of Southern Methodist univer.-itv at Dallas, a trustee of Searritt college at Nashville Tenn . and chairman of the commission on interdenominational relations and church union.
He was a delegate of his dun rn t“ many conferences, including the Ecumenical conference at Toronto. 1911; London. 1921; Atlanta 1931.
and served as chairman of a commission sent to South America in 1980 to -et up the autonomous Methodist church of Brazil. He was the author of marc book- and pamphlets on religious themes.
Bnlrlier Seriously III
Ben H Butcher, of Pnrkei -burg, who is heme treated at the McMillan hospital for pneumonia, was rent rtcd to be sei'iouslv ill Thursday b\ hospital attaches
Tile 82-year old member of the house of delegates was admitted to the hospital last Saturday
A June bug is known also as a May beetle
SENATE TO ACT ON COURT PLAN
Resolution Denouncing Roosevelt's Proposal Is Introduced
<Continued from Page One) senate of the -late of West Virginia that such an attack upon the nation’s highest judicial tribunal is de-p’ red. and branded as: an apparent attempt to circumvent legal and constitutional rights which have been guaranteed to the people for their safety and welfare.”
Faces Brief Calendar
Tile senate faced a brief calendar Thursday, only one of the two bills on passage giving promise of any extended debate.
This measure was a senate bill spon-orcd by Senator Byron B Randolph, providing that the rate of wages prevailing in the community where work on public improvements is in progress shall be paid bv the contractors on such iobs. It has the favorable recommendation of the senate's labor committee.
The other bill on passage provides for the enumeration and classification of youths of school age. as well as adult illiterates and physically handicaped persons.
One bill only was passed bv the senato Wednesday. It establishes a permanent committee of the upper body on interstate cooperation. composed of five senators. One of its dutie.-. the bill sets out. would be to institute a “long-range program of flood control.’’ fitting in with federal acts relating to that subject.
Pelter. Barnhart Disagrees
Colleagues from the eighth senatorial district Senators John J Pelter. of Logan, and Alvin J. Barnhart. of Kanawha, disagreed on the floor Wednesday over the question of again holding over a hill on the pa.-, age stage relating to the assignment of wages. The Logan senator, however prevailed in a viva voce vote in having announcement of the count withheld until 2 o’clock Thursday. Senator Barnhart declared the bill already had been held on the calendar for two weeks, and -aid he thought action should be taken.
The senate’s finance committee began Thursday to consider many minor revenue bills but the committee on education delayed its study of free textbook measures until it is definitely determined whether the proposed appropriation for free books will remain in the budget bill.
Senator Alvin J Barnhart of Kanawha county, chairman of the finance committee, said he hoped to begin consideration of the budget bill as soon as possible but explained it would fir:-t ho necessary to ascertain funds available before appropriations can be made.
Senator Earl Smith, of Marion, chairman, said the education committee expects first to considet the various bills pertaining to election
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and duties of boards of education and county superintendents.
J“ne State Education association is sponsoring bills seeking to remove the board elections from politics and to provide that superintendents serve terms ranging from three to five years.
Other bdls on the subjects have been submitted by Senator Dan B. Fleming, of Pleasants county, and Senator Grover C. Belknap, of Braxton county.
Five Die in Airplane Fall in Berlin Street
BERLIN. Feb. ll 'AP).—A Junker- military airplane crashed today in the Muellersti asse, a busy thoroughfare in northern Berlin, killing five persons and spraying burning gasoline over street cars and pedestrians.
Several persons in the street were seriously burned.
The burning gasoline was scattered over a wide area.
The plane caromed, off a street car. severing trolley" wires, which were short-circuited.
The air ministry said it was a military i econ nai sa nee plane en route from Stargard. Pomerania, to Jitterbug. Five airforce flyers in the plane were killed.
LARGE TIMBER DEAL IS MADE
10,000 Acres of Land aud Plant Bought by * Mower Company
The purchase of 10.000 acres of virgin Appalachian hardwood timber i : in Logan and Mingo counties, and of Ut Peytona Lumber company plant at Omar by the Mower Lumber company. of Charleston, was announced Thursday by F. Edwin Mower, president.
Mr. Mower declined to give the amount involved in the transactions.
The timber in Logan and Mingo counties was purchased from the United Thacker Coal company and others, and conissts of hardwoods of superior dimensions and texture. Mr. Mower said
The Mower company, he said, purchased from the special receivers of the Peytona Lumber company the large lumber plant formerly owned and operated bv that company at Omar, in Logan county. The sale of the plant, he said, has been confirmed bv an order entered by Judge George W. McClintic in the district federal court.
The lumber operation at Omar consists of a 500 horse-power plant, a large band saw' mill and other equipment, a modernly equipped individual motor-driven planing mill and other wood-working machinery, and extensive modern dry kilns, Mr. Mower said.
In addition to the mill and plant. he said, there are 46 dwellings, a general store and a warehouse.
Some slight changes and addition arc being made, and the Mower com • panv will commence immediately logging of the timber and manufacture of lumber. The operation. Mr. Mower said, will employ about 200 skilled workmen.
Motorist to Support
Children of Victim
NEW CUMBERLAND. Feb. ll 'AP).—Judge J. H. Brennan oi-l derod a death car driver to sup- i port the children of his victim.
Ho directed Charles Kell, of Weir- I ton, to pay $10 a month for four years toward the support of the three children of Ross Roe*
An auto police charged was driven by Kell killed Roe la = t Sept. 13. j The jurist forbade Kell to drive an ■ automobile for two veals.
Johnson Will Leave
CLARKSBURG. Feb. ll 'APL— Eight days after his rescue from an abandoned coal mine near Flemington. Robert Johnson, 36. will be discharged from a hospital here, apparently none the worse for his nearly nine da vs he spent lost and wandering in the miles of caverns.
Johnson’s doctor said today the man's condition is fine and he will be able to leave the hospital Saturday. Johnson was given solid food yesterday. He previously had been on a strained soup and coffee diet.
REAL FISHING DOG FOUND
RENO. Nev. < UP >.—Ralph Rhodes was fishing in Topaz lake near here. His line snagged. Rhodes tied the line to his big, black dog, Nigger, and threw a chip into the lake. Nigger retrieved the chip, freed the line and came back to shore, dragging the line. sinkers and hook — firmly fastened to a large trout.
Others Voted Down
Delegate C B Bi-hotf of Manheim. Republican, o f f e r r i a amendment to tax* ber .-alc- arn whiskey -ales at IO per cent, but was voted down
Delegate Orion O Jo: o of T V: countv. Republican sou cl;' 'n exempt framing implements H< ■ do a long speech in behalf of ti r farther but he was voted down Delegate Lawrence See. of Upshur county, sought to amend the bifl to tax beer, ale and liquors at 8 per cent, but he lost
It remained for a Democrat. J. A Neal, of Nichola- county, to lave adopted an amendment to place an extra tax on beer, ales and honor He offered to tax tile beverages at 6 per cent and the house to the surprise of the leaders, adopted the amendment It was slim4-lived how ever — after reconsideration, the house defeated it.
Delegate Oldham then offered bm amendment to strike out the clause making permanent the eros- -ale-surtax rate-. The house adopted it by a vote of 44 to 36
Quiet prevailed for a short time and Delegate LaFon. floor leader moved to advance the bill to third reading. Tile house was about to accept this proposal when Delegate J. Alfred Taylor objected and Mr LaFon withdrew* hi- motion.
Several other efforts failed made to amend the bill
Sees 5 Million Loss Delegate Carl G Calvert moved to reconsider the vote bj wha.*’n tie house adopted the sur-t >: exelu-’ >n amendment. A debate f >il<>y,od during which Delegate Strou-? aid the surtax amendment would n* * tho state up to $5,000.00 in rev cum Delegate LaFon said the buri ti I* depended upon the surtax rate- arri that when the house adopted ‘he Oldham amendment it ' tai r ed it back” on the governor.
Recalling that tile delegate won going to attend the governor's reception at the man-ion Wodnc.-d.i at 8 p rn , Delegate Strouss aid to
“In two hours you are going to the executive mansion to shake hands with your governor—be sure you go with clean hands
Expressmg resentment at tenon k-j vt adc by Delegate LaFon and Otho.-. Delegate Oldham said ”1 am going to reserve the right to answer the gentlemen from Monroe ' Lafon > just to put him in his place- I am as strongly back of Homer Holt as he i' and I am as good a Democrat as any one
On the vote to reconsider the surtax amendment, Mr. Oldham voted for It «rid voted against his ow rf amendment. The amendment was stricken out The house then struck, out the
Neal 5 per cent i quor tax amendment.
Delegate J O Bai ff of Wyoming county, moved to strike out 'lie Oldham amendment to include bread and milk exemptions, and after another long ci< batt the house stood by Delegate Oldham and retained the exemption -\
The bdl was: then advanced fit third reading and was pas * cl bv a vote of 83 to 0.
Temperature At Night 12 Degrees
Shilling brightly rn a cle.ir blue sky for the first time in a vv* ck. the sun Thursday morning scr.t the eraturt Adv pwa ll night'.- low road;! e of 12 ore degree above the -ca,on'.- minimum record At ll a. >o. the official government thermometer had r:.-en 15 degrees above the 8 a. rn. reading of 13
In -nile of the br int ray; of the sun the air had a cold sting.
Until Thursday cloudy vveatl cr had pre va. Id for a week A maximum temperature of 77 was registered here Monday
The Kanawha nvri at Cl--.rle-ton after reaching a « e t of 18-2 fee* on Wed ne day, Uh to 112 feet Thin day.
On!*, ore high wav in the '-tale was reported covered with water
Tile forecast wa- for cb id-* weather and rising temperature-.
At Wheelu a a light sn ow fed bd melted qui ck Iv.
The temperatures fell sharply thr oughout central We -t Virginia counties. Clarksburg had a drop of eight degrees, to 19. Licht -now fell
Webster Springs and Elkins reported snow al o aud at. Parsons the them a et or read 14
Restriction Asked For Mining Rill
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Amendment of . tm id would require man n by an examine , board a delegation of Nm. o hearing on the mc*, i e ate mil e and minim.
The bill would establish a SI annual lied -e tee aud v.m.iid o nv two vear- iii ode exnei'mru e a requisite It is backed bv the United Mine Worker ai cl the state federation ol label
Judiciary committee rn e in b < r s -till were reported deadlocked ovoi the question of reporting out the Sh a ban -mall loans bill (. onuiiittoe members -aid a maiontv could not tic mu.-tm od for ane type of cornin ittec recon nnendation
Prisoners \\ ho Fled
Vt etzel Jail Fullfil!
NEW MARTINSVILLE Fob. ll • AP* Shewn) Bm rn and a-w-ting officers ca pin i cd Jail Breaker-Harry Edge) 25. and Ro if:!: naught 21 early ted y at Ret rim. about 15 mile.- away.
Edge! and Haugh) escaped la ’ night af lei a (ic nut Hun It ta in ’ i secure a dom when ut m ,. u, p od
Ed gel undt t v <■ <v -entonco fOI breaking and entering e-caped from the same iud more Blan a year ago He wa recaptuied in Colorado, naught is awaiting ti a1 on an assault indictment
Firs! Tho Bill* Vre
Signed by Lo\er»or
Governor Holt had pl.iced !u i-nature Thursday upon i.1 •* t.r-t b l! of the present legislative e.- ion. th ore by completing their ti an ’ion into law.
Bdl.- signed by the executive, both hou.se measure-, restore to com the light to grant bail in felon case pending appeals from couvuc-, lions, and fixing the terms oi cir-
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