Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - January 15, 1935, Charleston, West Virginia
PAGE TWOTHE CHARLESTON DAILY MATL, TUESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 13, 1933
SCHOOL TAXES FREED BY CASE
Nearly Half Million, Held Up Pending Chain Store Decision, Released
Hundreds of thousands of dollars for operation of West Virginia’s schools were released by the decision of the United States supreme court in the chain store tax case.
They are the revenues from application of the tax to gasoline stations which was upheld by the supreme court during an attack by the Standard Oil company of New Jersey.
Nearly $500,000 has been tied up since the Standard and four other gasoline companies entered the suit contending their stations were not •‘stores” within the meaning of the chain store tax.
About one-half that amount is estimated by state officials as receipts from the tax in future years.
“We haven’t seen the decision yet, but it appears to be a complete victory,” said Attorney General Homer A. Holt.
He had joined Tax Commissioner Fred L. Fox in battling the companies through the federal court, where the tax was held invalid, and before the nation’s highest tribunal.
The tax. based upon the number of stores operated by any company, ranges from $2 for a single extra store to about $250 for each of 75 or more. The Standard Oil had 1.003 stations in 1933 the year the tax first was applied to gasoline stations.
The greater amount of the money tied up pending a final decision in the suit—$240,173—was the tax on the Standard’s stations. Approximately another quarter of a million dollars was included in taxes on stations operated by the Gulf Refining company, of Port Arthur, Tex.: Sinclair Refining company of Chicago, and the Ashland Refining company, of Ashland. Ky.
In upholding the state's act. the supreme court held that gasoline stations are stores within the meaning of the act because not only is gasoline sold at them but because they deal in tires and automobile accessories.
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News, Reviews and Previews
Members of the West Virginia So-c ety for Crippled Children will meet Friday morning in the public service commission hearing room to discuss the achievements, plans and problems of their organization. Governor Kump is expected to welcome them.
Among the speakers listed are:
Mrs- John Cass, president of the Kanawha county branch: Mrs. S. W. Price, of Scarbro, society vice president; Mrs. John C. Dice, of Green-brier county, Greenbrier county branch president; Mrs. Blanche Hock-ingberry, head of the crippled children’s division of the department of public welfare; Francis W. Turner, head of the welfare department: and Harry V. McChesney, president of the Kentucky society.
A report of the Kanawha branch’s : activities will be given by Mrs. Thomas j Jackson.
William S. Johnson is president of *he society.
Playing at City Theaters
Capitol: Tuesday — "Biography of a Bachelor Girl,” romantic drama, with Ann Hardin*: and Robert Montgomery, aided by Una Merkel and Edward Everett Horton. Also. Todd Kelly com edy. "Done in Oil.”
Rialto: Tuesday and Wednesday—
Maybe It’s Love.” with Gloria Stuart and Ross Alexander. Also, * The Unconquered Bandit,” with Tom Tyler.
Virginian: Monday through Wednes
day—"Romance in Manhattan.” romance with Francis Lederer. Ginger Rogers. Jimmy Butler. J. Farrell MacDonald and Helen Ware.
Hearse: Monday through Wednesday— "The White Parade.” romantic drama, with Loretta Young and John Boles. Also, "Goddess of Spring.” Walt Disney’s Silly Symphony.
Greenbrier: Monday and Tuesday—
"Monte Carlo Nights." with Mary Brian and John Darrow. Also. "Happy Landings.” with Ray Walker. Jacqueline Wells and William Farpum.
I part of culture. Therefore it deserves that its development shall be watched. I Its salvation can only lie in victory of the mind over the camera."
DELEGATE J. Buhl Shahan, of Elkins, in all probability will be the first house member to ring the anti-public utility bell at this session. He plans to let the mantle of Rush D. Holt fall upon himself. As a starter he will introduce a bill, the like of which has been introduced before at many a session.
His measure would provide that. “in the assessment of property of public service corporations, the board of public works shall not fix the value of the property of any public service corporation at a less valuation than that fixed by the public service commission in fixing a valuation of said property for rate-making purposes.”
Persons who know the system say such an adjustment would be inequitable; that upon some utilities it would work a benefit, while upon others it would work a hardship. For instance, it is pointed out. a public utility might have its greatest property valuations outside the state and these could not be assessed in West Virginia. Hence to base rates upon the small amount of its property owned in the state would not give the company enough return to pay its overhead. On the other hand, it is said, a utility might have all of its property inside of West Virginia and serve only a few consumers. but depending upon consumers outside the state. The public service commission, having nothing to do with fixing rates outside the state, would be compelled to adjust a rate for the consumers inside the state upon a large valuation would make rates so high few could pay.
The answer to the demand for equalizing property assessments and rate-making valuations, is that the argument sounds good, but in its final analysis would prove to be inequitable for both consumer and utility company.
Mr. Shahan also has a bill designed to reduce by one third the fees for class A passenger motor vehicles, which, he says, ‘‘will be a great benefit to the common people of our great commonwealth.”
State Road Commissioner E. L. Bailey is said also to have a plan to reduce automobile licenses, which he plans to submit to the legislature.
Delegate W. M. LaFon. of Monroe county, announced several days ago that he will sponsor such a measure, and several other delegates have
said they would work to cut down the license fees on passenger motor vehicles and increase the tax upon large motor trucks that come from outside the state. ,
Two Aviators Killed
MURFREESBORO, Term.. Jan. 15 J • AP).—Two Indiana national guard airmen were killed and a third flew j his crippled ship to a safe landing when two planes collided in the air j about seven miles southeast of here.
MANUFACTURE STEEL HOUSES
COSHOCTON. O.—Steel houses will be manufactured at Frazeysburg, near here, within two months by a Zanesville, O., concern. Fifty persons will be employed.
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 15. — When Luigi Pirandello, winner of the Nobel prize for his plays, arrives in Hollywood he may have to express himself more definitely or Hollywood will not know what he is talking about.
In Czechoslovakia, where Pirandello revealed recently that he was considering offers from several Hollywood studios, the distinguished playwright said he would come to put “intellectual content” into the movies.
"My firm intention.” he said, "is to give the modern film every impulse in the direction that thought must again become the main factor. Today the film is only bad theater. I am convinced the stage has nothing to fear from the film. I feel no apprehension regarding the future of the stage. The film will never become the mainspring of culture.
‘’It remains, however, an important
Lack of Discrimination
And Mr. Pirandello concluded his remarks with a lament about the lack of discrimination shown in what is filmed.
“Today,” he said, “everything is being photographed—nobody cares about its intellectual content and the intrinsic value of what is being filmed. I believe I shall suceed in making a change in this respect in America, whence I have received urgent invitations.”
i Hollywood, which holds box-office values foremost, is puzzled by the remarks. "Just what one would expect from someone who doesn’t know pictures,” was one comment.
"Or from a Nobel prize-winner,” snickered another.
Clarence Brown, director, after considering the Pirandello remarks with a puzzled expression on his face. declared he had no idea what Pirandello was talking about.
Good Stories Wanted
j "But if he wants to uplift the movies.” he suggested, "all he has to do * is to write us some good stories. That would bring him more acclaim, more attention, more money than anything else he could do.”
I No mainspring of culture, but certainly a mainspring of education, | Brown said of the movies, conceding 1 that JIO per cent of pictures are "bad theater.”
Credited with sincere altruism. Pirandello in Holywood may learn the meaning of such low-sounding phrases as "box-office,” "lay it on the line,” "cluck.” "hit," and “sure-fire stuff for I the yokels.’ It is evident that none of these is in his vocabulary now.
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Dog Regulates Speed Of Elevated Tramway
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 (AP). —This city had a dog-chasing elevated train to boast about.
A black and white mongrel pup chose to trot along the Frankford elevated tracks, keeping just ahead of the train, and running on down the track when the trainmen got out and tried to catch him. For three miles the train crawled along at the pup’s chosen speed, until the dog stopped to scratch and was caught.
BUTLER. Pa.. Jan, 15 (AP).— Even if police catch the man who robbed William Rennick, 71, the victim can’t identify him.
Rennick sat with his head bowed, shelling corn, as a stranger approached.
“My, that certainly is fine corn.” said the newcomer. “Man and boy I never saw better.”
“Oh, I dunno,” opined Rennick in a pleased voice but without bothering to look up.
That’s all he remembers. The stranger struck him over the head and made off with $6 50.
FALLS CHURCH. Va.. Jan. 15 (AP).—A judge sentenced two dogs to death for killing chickens—but because of three small boys the canines were given "another chance. ’
"Buster will be a good dog.” promised his youthful master, Hewitt Covington, 6. after County Judge Ben Hedrick paroled the dog to him.
Jimmv Grubb. 8. and Sam Grubb. Jr., 3, felt the same way about ’Kipp.”
Everybody apparently was happy save S. Herbert Payne, owner of 14 dead game chickens, who indicated that he might sue for $140.
TWO OF THREE PLANTS REOPEN
Million Pounds of Beef to Be Processed in Stale;
Two of the state relief administration's meat canneries had resumed work on Tuesday and a third, at Shinnston, was scheduled to open on Wednesday to can 1.000.000 pounds of frozen beef sent into the state by the Ohio relief administration.
Continuous inspection by the bureau of animal industry will insure the same supervision of meat packing in these plants as is offered in private packing industries, said C. L. Allen.
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head of the state FERA works division.
According to relief officials, 330,000 pounds of beef will be processed in Charleston, the central receiving point for the West Virginia allotment. The remainder will be transported to plants at Parkersburg and Shinnston at the rate of 20.000 pounds a day. The plant at Parkersburg was reopened T uesday.
This program is expected to run for 25 days and to provide work for 200 men daily at each plant. Continuous operation allows for four six-hour shifts daily with a maximum working force of 50 men on each shift.
Although West Virginia may receive an allotment of the processed meat for relief purposes, it is expected that all meat canned in this program will be used for interstate shipments.
State Joins in Fight
To Halt Elm Disease
The state department of agriculture has joined with those of other states
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IN THE WESTERN ACTION DRAMA
A new way to get at the lobbyists, about whom so much complaint has been uttered at former session, was found in one of the new rules adopted by the house of delegates on Monday. The rule would remove from the floor, for the remainder of the session, any person entitled to the privilege upon going upon it when found in the act of lobbying for or against any measure.
The duty of reporting to the .speaker such persons found to be lobbying is placed upon all attaches and members, and the speaker would have power to summon the guilty person before him and pass a sentence of banishment.
The rule is understood to have been aimed at former house members, who, at former sessions, have abused the privilege by going upon the floor and lobbying.
A move to save time in the house was found in the new rule which forbids a delegate from explaining his vote during a roll call. The rule provides that if a member wants to explain his vote he may do so at the end of the roll call, in writing to the clerk for inclusion in the journal. Much time will be saved by the rule for members have made it a practice to get in some long speeches for or against a particular measure, during a roll call upon the subterfuge of explaining their votes.
To facilitate the handling of bills the new house rules say that must be filed with the clerk, by 4 p. rn. on the day before they are introduced.
In other words, a member delivers his bill or bills to the clerk, who holding them in confidence, will edit thorp, list and number them, and have proper committee references upon them, before their titles are read to the house on the day after filing. This too will save time.
Oshel C. Parsons, assistant clerk, drew up and revised the house rules before they were submitted to the rules committee. The committee first approved them and then submitted them to the house which also approved them, after Delegate W. M. LaFon had explained them in detail.
DILLINGER AIDE FREED BY JURY
But Lawyer Faces a Second Federal Charge That He Harbored Van Meter
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CHICAGO. Jan. 15 (AP).—Attorney Louis Piquett is free today of I the stigma of the government's charge | that he conspired to harbor John Dil-linger, but faces another federal allegation that he concealed Homer Van I Meter, a Dillinger henchman. Van ; Meter, like Dillinger met death at i the hands of the law.
Hardly had the jury in Federal 1 Judge William Holly’s court returned a verdict of acquittal in the Dillinger I case last night than United State’s : District Attorney Dwight IL Green announced that the government would proceed to Piquett’s trial on a charge ; of concealing Van Meter.
“We are not by any means through j with the prosecution of lawyers, doctors and others who have harbored or who harbor in the future criminals of the type of Dillinger” the prosecutor declared. In commenting on the loss of the government’s first case of its kind against an attorney.
“You are a mighty lucky man,” Green told Piquett when the white-haired former city prosecutor came , up to shake hands with the district attorney after the jury had returned its verdict, reached in a little more than two hours of deliberation.
But the defendant, who pleaded that all of his acts were those of a lawyer in relation to a client, was overjoyed by the outcome. With his wife and women friends, he danced about the corridors of the United | States courthouse.
j —Virgil H. Duncan, of Holdenville, Okla.. has completed 50 years’ continuous work as a teacher.
in a program to prevent the spread and, if possible, the destructive Dutch elm disease, which threatens that important shade tree. Commissioner J. B. McLauglin was represented recently at a national conference on the subject, at Washington.
The disease has not been found in West Virginia as yet. Commissioner McLauglin said. The most serious outbreak centered around New York city j and spread into New Jersey and Con- : necticut.
“In West Virginia there are two duties to be performed.” he said. “The first is to support the national cam- j paign of eradication, and the .second is to watch for the appearance of the | disease and report the presence of such trees to the department of agricultural agent.”
Below are selected radio programs for today. Routine programs are not given daily and advertising is omitted in the list. Time is p. rn. eastern standard unless indicated.
7:15—Morton Downey, over WJZ; new series by Whispering Jack Smith, over WEAF.
7:30—Jerry Cooper, bariton*, over WABC.
8:30—Martinelli and Queens Mario. I over WJZ.
9—Grace Moore, over WJZ: Ben \
Bernie, over WEAF; Bing Crosby and Mills brothers, over WABC.
9:30—Ed Wynn, over WEAF; Isham Jones orchestra, over WABC.
10—Walter O’Keefe, over WABC; operetta, "Girl Crazy,” over WEAF; Mark Twain anniversary, over WJZ.
12:30 a. rn.—Anson Weeks orchestra, over WEAF.
Three members of the Byrd expedition’s geological party who went to within 180 miles of the South Pole will broadcast some of their experiences in the two-way Little America program via WABC-CBS Wednesday night.
Woman Driver Freed In Manslaughter Case
A charge of manslaughter against Mrs. H. S. Norman, of South Charles- j ton, was dismissed Monday night by ; Mayor L. H. Oakes when no one ap- j peared against her.
Mrs. Norman was accused in an ac- j cident several weeks ago in which her | car struck and killed O. G. Sawyer. 54 years old, of Huntington, near the south entrance of the Patrick Street bridge. It was reported that Sawyer was walking in the middle of the road when he was struck Mrs. Norman’s automobile.
—The Schwassman Wachmann comet was photographed 25 years before it was discovered. The comet was discovered in 1927, but a photographic plate made in 1902 was found to show the comet.
COUNTY LOANS GROUP ELECTS
Vickers Again President of Board for Giving Aid to Farmers
The board of directors of the Kanawha County National Farm Loan association has been reelected by the stockholders of-the association, it was announced Tuesday. W. H. Vickers was renamed president. Others reelected included M. Kelly Malcolm, L. V. Huffman, Dr. Roy O. Bowles and C. F. Good.
L. A. Edwards was chosen secretary, treasurer again.
Kanawha, Putnam, Nicholas and Boone counties comprise the association’s district.
L. V. Huffman. C. F. Good and M. Kelly Malcolm were appointed as a loan committee. Dr. Bowles and Mr. Vickers will act with this committee as will W. M. Ellis, W. M. May and S. B. Ervin, the last three being alternates. Mr. Ellis will act on leans largely from Putnam county and Mr. Ervin for Nicholas county.
Mr. Edwards reported 90 members of the association, a gain of 24 in the last year. Of these. 18 are on the delinquent list. The association has not had a foreclosure since its organization in 1929. Loans have been made to the farmers in the district, totaling more than $174,000.
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