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Moberly Weekly Monitor (Newspaper) - April 2, 1931, Moberly, Missouri PAOETWO MOOTTOR-TNDEX AND DEMOCRAT, MOBEHLY, MO. 5 NEW PROPOSAL ON CITY FLOWER Bidder Plant, Two Kinds of Spirea, Dianthues and Hydranga Suggested suggestions tor a dty flower or flowering shrub were re- today in response the 'dty Beautiful Association's appeal for popular .aid in choosing one flower to predominate in a city-; wide- beautiflcation campaign. Petunia, Iris and phlox were suggested in the first three an- swers to the appeal. Today Mrs. S: Kenepp suggests t Spider Plant because "it is easily grown, conies up each year where is not disturbed, grows 4 or 5 fett spreads over; as much it given room, not affected bjr weather and needs :no special cultivation." Mrs. Kenepp adds, "Would be beautiful along drives, or cluster- ed with other shrubbery. Each branch has a 'cluster ot bloom Which .begins early and continues late, and keeping seed pods clipped nukes trim and attractive." Because "it is hardy, not too tall tor highway planting, and needs ao Mrs. Guy Solomon suggests Spirea true bridal wreath. Henry Eisenhauer, 220 North Clark street, suggests Dianthus, hardy pinks, because of their easy culture; single and double bloom, variety 'ot color, and because they. Will grow anywhere. Mrs. Ellen Blakcy Harvey and Tributes Paid to Mayor Rothwell Continued from One whom it will be very hard to re- place. Austin are but stumbling messengers to convey 'the loss of Holla Eothwell. He gave too freely of his ability and energy to the city he loved, and death found him on the field of its service. To follow his career as a public official was to respect his ability, integrity and loyalty; to know him personally was to love him. He'so lived that his death is the personal sorrow, not of individual alone, but of the community. ROTARIANS HONOR MRS. McKINNEY She Tells Club of How She Came to Write 'My Own Missouri' C. M. have known Mr. Rothwell practically all of my life. He was One of my very close friends, and it was my pleasure to serve with him in an official ca- pacity while he wag Mayor and I was acting as City Attorney. It has never been my pleasure serve with a more conscientious of- ficial, nor one who was- so thor- oughly sold on the future of this city. He was a conscientious, honest and fearless public servant; a loyal and_ aggressive Democrat; a com- panionable and dependable friend. In, his death, I have lost one of my best and closest friends. Miss Genola join in suggest- ing Hydrangae Paniculata, because of its hardiness, long continued blooming season and large clusters ot blooms. An unsigned suggestion is for Anthony Waterer Spires because "it is very hardy, blooms all sum- mer, can be used 'extensively in mass "plantings and as borders to mixed shrub; Rothwell Lived for His Friends H. H. was a great shock to me to learn of Mayor Rothwell's sudden the Mayor pro tern stated today. "My first thoughts after I heart! the news were a realization of what his services had meant to the city during the past 25 years. His death means a distinct loss to city affairs.. and in the upbuilding of the city. Mayor -Rothwell was al- ways1 sincere in his ideas and his thoughts .were'ever on a ways and means of'doing something to bet- ter Mrs. Elizabeth U. McKinney, Moberly woman who wrote words for "My Own song which is being considered by the Missouri State Legislature for the state's official song, was honored at today's Rotary luncheon. Mrs. McKinney told the Rotar- ians today that she wrote the words during a 30-minute wait in the Union Station at Kansas City on her way home from California. Eagerness to get home inspired her, she said. Music of the num- ber is by Mrs. Mabl-e Wheeler Mc- Cartney of Hannibal. Mrs. Will Fleming sang the song at the luncheon today. The .program was concluded with a talk by 3. W. Jones, Jr., a past president of the Moberly Ro- tary Club, and by Carson Davis Moberly's Eagle Scout. Guests McKinney, Other Guests today (Continued From Page 1) He could' always laugh about ate campaigns -after they were orer. He took them, as a game, but he enjoyed his duties as .may- or and was always keen to be able to work out his theories and ideas- to prove them right. -He was.both crafty and far-see- inc. Political foes feared him probably .'more than they disliked aim'for they were always, afraid of being outwitted- 'He carried the city's affairs in btoirwt pocket and no man knew the multitude of city troubles than he. In or out of of- W. S. Bowers: The death of Rol- la Eothwell 5s a great loss to the City of Moberly. His. friends are numbered by the thousands in this city, and all will miss him. Mo- berly loses _ one of the most pro- gressive mayors she ever had., was one of my best friends and I beiievo one of the city's best friends. I know that Moberly will miss his love and service for his home town. Mrs Mrs. Fleming, Mr Jones and Carson Davis were George Glasgow, a member of the Rotary Club of Youhgstown, O., Robfert Higley.'a Rotarian at Cin- cinnati, O., Joe Green, a member of the Centralia Rotary Club, William Glasgow of Macon, fath- er of the visitor from Youngstown and Charles F. Stewart ot St. Louis field assistant in the cas- ualty line of the Travelers', In- surance Company. Local Baptists to Attend Meeting in Kansas City An annual meeting of Baptist women will be held in Kansas City next week when the Women's Mis- sionary Society of Missouri Bap- tist churches convenes at the Cal- vary Baptist Church, 39th and Baltimore avenue. The Rev. and Mrs. F. M. Baker, the Rev. and Mrs. O. :W. Goodin, Mrs. W. K. Lankford and Mrs. Mattie Hewitt, all of Moberly, plan to attend. The opening session will be Tuesday night, and the closing session will be Thursday after- noon. Out-of-town speakers will be: Mrs. W. J. .Cox, Memphis, Ten- nessee, President of Woman's Mis- sionary Union, S. B. C.; Miss Pearle Bourne, Birmingham, Ala- bama, Associate Young People's Leader; Miss Emma Leachman, Atlanta, Georgia, Home-Mission Board Field Worker; Miss Flor- ence Jones, Missionary, Pingtu, China; and Rev. Hermonv Ray, Kentucky, in prepara- tion for missionary, work in Ja- pan. The reports of the secretaries and departmental chairman, the address of the State President, de- votional periods, and a pageant "That the World May are other features of inspiration. MacFADDEN BUYS LIBERTY MAZAGINE THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 2. 1951 McCormick and Patterson Get Detroit Tabloid in Big Deal Death Keeps Mayor 'From Seventh Term (Continued From Page 1) His Accomplishments Mayor known through- out his public career as a progres- sive mayor, had many large ac- complishments to his'credit. During his first and second terms, a city park-, Sssiio of 000 was carried. This election was held September 23. 1-907, and For- est Park was established as a re- sult..The park remained very''dear to the mayor's heart through suc- ceeding terms. A waterworks bond issue of was voted January 31, French Steamer Strikes British Aircraft Carrier Near Gibralator A. E. Marriott: The sudden pass- ing of' Mayor E. R. Rothwell was a shock to all the citizens of Mo- berly. The -whole community will mourn the loss of Mayor Roth- well. He had the. interest of Mobor- ly at heart at, all times and it seemed his life's ambition was to do things that would make i his home'town a prosperous and more beautiful city. 1910, in Mr. term; for the Rothwell's purpose of second taking 'Rothwell was a shock totho _ __. lim_- m 1 JivULlAmcll W ilo tt OLIUWll HJ HIV whole community. No one was ever about municipal affairs could not been gained by any man 'except one as .wrapped as he was in its business and orio who 'bad. been in off long. _ In campaigns and in conversa- tion he has often stated he 'would .rather have hundreds of warm friends taking, him to Oakland -Cemetery when the end came than leave cold dollars in the banks. He meant "that statement. "Real wealth lies in y o u r friends. They canV do more for you than 'all the money a man can he always claim- ed. He loved nothing more than the fellowship of men. Life to him was real and to be lived to the tallest. He knew no sacrifice too great for a friend." As mayor. Rolla Rothwell was the leader or the city's chief of- fleer during the instigation or the building of practically everything of importance the city can point as a dty project more completely sold on Moberly than he. His long public career was one of achievements. He did thing worth while and did them well. One catmot look about without seeing on every monuments to his great public service. He was never more need- ed than now. He has left Moberly a legacy of which we are all bene- ficiaries. I deplore his passing. Swan McDonald: I feel that the mayor's death, to me, is a personal loss. He appointed me city engi- neer twenty-four "years ago, and it has been a satisfaction to me to bo associated with him in all public improvements since that time. W. P. Noel: Moberly has lost one of her best citizens in the death of Mayor Rolla Rothwell. He was always enterprising, and al- ways working for the best inter- ests of Moberly and the county as a whole. over the water plant- at that time privately owned and. operated. during these terms, 53 per cent of Moberly's sewers and. 28 per cent of all street paving-were completed, St is estimated. During his later terms, Mayor Rothwell continued to be an advocate ol paving extension and street resur- facing. In an address given, before the Rotary Club as recently as March 12, Mayor Rothwell urged develop- ment of Forest Park as a recrea- tional center for this part of the state. AT LEAST 31 DIE IN SHIP COLLISION NEW YORK, April 2 Liberty Colonel Robert R. Mc- Cormick's and Captain Joseph Medill Patterson's venture into the weekly magazine publishing field has become the property of MacFadden publications, Inc., and the MacFadden tabloid daily in Detroit, Mich., has been ac- quired by McCormick and Patter- 3n. The deal, announced last night, adds one more magazine to the MacFadden group which was started in 1898 with "Physical Culture." By the acquisition of "Liberty'1 MacFadden publica- tions will have a yearly circula- tion of copies, second only .to the circulation of Curtis Publishing Company magazines which include the Saturday Even- ing Post and Ladies. Home Journ- al. The deal brings to the weekly magazine field a publisher who struggled to prominence from a humble beginning in Mill Spring, Mo., 63 .years ago. At the age of 16, Bernarr MacFadden ran away to St. and became a wrestler. Later' in New York his interest in physical culture re- sulted in his beginning publication of a magazine by that name. It was upon that magazine that the present MacFadden group includ- ing "Confession" and magazines, was founded.. Mayor Rothwell Dies Suddenly (Continued From Page 1) V was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. i liked Public Life Born while his father was a member of the National Congress, Mr. Rothwell inherited a natural bent for. public life, which he evidenced soon after his return from the University by engaging actively in Democratic politics and also' by entering the newspa- per profession, which tie followed with little interruption until his death. Before embarking upon his newspaper- and political career, worked for a .time in the clothing store of William Little arid also for the Little Dick and Forney stores. He often, re- lated with much amusement some his early mercantile exper- iences! His first practical training in the newspaper business was in the plant of the Armstrong Her- ald, edited then and now by Bob Walton. It was there, that Mr. Rothwell had his .first experience in operating a linotype machine, then a new invention. Edited Hoberly Monitor Mr. Rothwell entered the later as a' member of the news staff. .While he retained no fi- nancial interest and had no voice in directing the editorial policies of- the .Monitor-Index, he was a most valuable member -of the staff. Mr. Rothwell's political career. is described in another column. Surviving'members of the may- or's family are Mrs. Rothwell, to whom -he was married on Feb.'9 1899; Louise a. daughter, Mrs. Mary Smith; a son, Rolla R. Rothwell, Jr.; and a brother, G. F. all of them of Mo- berly; and a 'sister, Mrs. F. G. Ferris, wife of an -assistant cir- cuit attorney of St. Louis. Mrs. Rothwell, before her mar- riage, was Miss Fern Sims, a member of another eld Randolph county family. Other Relatives Several nieces and nephews 'al- so survive. They are Mrs. George Gaines, Stoutsville, -Mo.; Mrs. G. W. Brick, St. Louis ;-G. F. Roth- well, Jr., Moberly; Fort Rothwell, Chilllcothe, 111.; Mrs. James Sum- mers, Kansas City; Miss Ruth Ferris, '.Miss Frances Ferris and Forrest G. Ferris, Jr., all ol St. Louis. A younger brother of Mayor Rothwell died at the age of TWO BREAK JAIL IN CALLAWAY COUNTY FULTON, Mo., April 2, (A. P.) prisoners escaped from thi Callaway county jail last night through'a hole made by removing a stone in-the wall. The tw'6'.inen- are' Jini Lay, being held1 --XKI. whiskey charge, and Arthur sey, a parole violator. Day was .one of several prison-.: ers who escaped from the Jail several months ago-but WM captured 20 days later. MALAGA, Spain.'April 2. (AP) bodies were recover- ed late today the wreckage ot the French steamer Florida fol- lowing her collision with the Brit- ish aircraft carrier Glorious in a dense fog 60 miles off Gibraltar yesterday. Authorities were continuing the search for additional bodies, but because of the confusion it could not be definitely established whe- ther or not others were missing. The bodies which were identified included 17 Italians, five Syrians, four Poles, one Russian, three Slavs and one Spaniard. All of them-were steerage passengers, chiefly emigres returning to their native countries. The Florida was struck between the bow and bridge. It was here that the majority of the casualties occurred. This section of; the steerage was occupied chiefly, by Italian emigres. In spite of mist planes from the aircraft carrier flew overhead and witnessed the accident. The fly- ing deck of the carrier was litter- ed with debris followingrthc crash so that the planes were forced to alight on the mainland. Four .of them failed to. reach the shore sank in the sea but their crews were saved. Dinner Party for Debaters Members of the high school and Junior College debate squads were guests at a 3-course dinner and bridge party given In their honor by Mr. and Mrs. .Raymond .Krog- gel, 701 West Rollins street, at their home-last evening. Mr. Kroggel is coach, of the debate squads. The dinner brought to a close activities of high school and Jun- ior College debaters whp have just finished the most, successful.- sea- son experienced since inter-school debating was started in the Mob- erly schools. A desk set was presented, Mr. Kroggel by the debaters at: the dinner party in appreciation (of his work with the squad. Those who dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Austin Pierce, Mary Ruth Grubbs, Mary Adeale Poore, Mary Alice McDonald; Elizabeth Rose Ridings, Mary Louise Maiddox, Joe Henry Graves, Kenneth- Neale, James Kappler, Howard vey, Marvin Gutekunst, and Carl Pruitt. paper business in Moberly about 1903, when he became, a partner of. W., H. Sldenstricker publication of the Moberly Daily and Weekly Monitor. Mr. Siden.- strlcker's interest was acquired shortly afterward by Hardin Sims, father-in-law of Mr. Rothwell. Most 'of the capital- stock of the Monitor was acquired some time, later by Roscoe: McCanne, John T. Williams and Mrs. Sims, but Mr. Rothwell continued as managing .editor.. Dr. N. .M. Bas- kett purchased the. interest of Mr. 'McCanne and at the death ot Mr. Williams in- 1911 Albert Welsz became- a" third owner of the paper. G. F. Rothwell.. purchased.the' Baskett-interest and became the Monitor's editor while his'- broth- er was serving as. county clerk, Mayor Rothwell :agair became ac- tive in the .management of the paper reverted to-the Rothwel: Brothers and'Mr.. Welsz, and' thai arrangement- continued until- the purchase" of. the Monitor and its consolidation into 'the Monitor- Index, by, the late W, C'.-Van Cleve .The Monitor-Index has 'all the general and local. and James. Todd in 1919. Remained With Paper Mayor -Rothwell remained .with the, consolidated "papers, "first in the mechanical department .ant GOT. CABtMEM) HEAPPOEJTO MNCOMf TOIVEBSITT CUBATOK JEFFERSON Mb., April T J. Edward Perry, gro, Kansas City, today rev appoijited a member of the board of curators of Lincoln hero by Governor iCauttield 1or term ending January The Monitor-Index vets the We specialize in large sizes in Dresses and Coats And Large Head Shtes in Hats Mrs. R. M. Johnston WHEREAS, God in His infinite wis- dom has called from our, midst pur fellow citizen and Honorable Mayor, Rolla R. Rothwell, and we as citizens and co-work-. 1 ers, deeply mourn the loss sustained, and desiring to, express our honor and sym- pathy for our departed leader, I, Homer H. Cavanaugh, acting May- or of the City of Moberly, hereby request that all places of business be closed on Friday, April 1931, from p. m., to p. m.; during the last rites for the departed. HOMER H. CAVANAUGH, Acting Mayor. The Monitor-Index Want Ad De- partment helps, buyer and seller; Brunk Asks 30 Days to Prepare (Continued From Page 1) motion was made by Senator Phil Donnelly, Democrat, Lebanon, fix- t- lag the date-for answer at April C- 28 and the date for the house N' managers, to reply at April 27, so that the trial could be started by May 1. Would Grant I Senator M. E. Casey, Democrat, t Kansas City headed a group of senators who urged that the full f thirty days be granted, urging the legislature to complete its legiala- .live work so that the house could discharg'e clerks and save the taxpayers many thousands of dollars. t- An hour and a half of the morn- I- ing session, was devoted to the arguments, no vote was taken be- lore the noon recess, several sena- _ tors indicating additional argu- fr ments' would be made in the after- noon session. The session was held before a large crowd of spectators which completely filled the gallery and t- most of the available standing room on the floor of the senate. Clerks and employes in the various departments of the statehouse de- serted their tasks to see the first formal arraignment of a state of- ficial on. impeachment charges since 1859. While the house did not officially most of the members were in the senate gal- lery or wings to witness the his- I- tory-making appearance state treasurer. of the Big Opium Eaid 'NEW YORK, April 2 Federal agents aided by attaches of the United "States attoney's of- fice, raided the headquarters tbe A. B. Express Company on lower Manhattan today and seized pounds of opium valued conaerratiTely at Jlor 2c per word you can get your message to How? Classified Advertising ia The Mon- itor-Index. J. B. Jennings: Rolla Rothwell' and I had been friends since child- hood. He was a very fine rnan and very useful to our community. His death is a great loss to Moberly. Councilman Ed Forbis: I had known Rolla Rothwell ever since I have been in Moberly. It was a great shock to I heard of his death. His death is a real loss to the City of Moberly. and Joe Ogle: Rolla Rothwell had the city interests at heart at all times. His first thoughts were always of Moberly. He was the man who fostered For- est Park, and it is our opinion that the name should be changed to Rothwell Park." "We will always emember his statement to us: can't give you brick buildings or u lot of money, but I can give you my word." We have always felt that way about him, and we knew that when he told us something he meant it. His death is a great loss to the city. Jos. M. Berger, Jr.: We arc deeply shocked and grieved in the death Rolla R. Rothwell. We extend sincere sympathy to .his wife and the members ot his fam- ily in their great bereavement. 'Mayor Roth-svcll represented the hiechcst type of cultured, patriotic and useful citizenship. It is to be regretted that he was cut off at the time of his greatest opportun- ity for public service. 'Tenacity of purpose was an out- standing quality of the late Mayor. He took pride in carrying through his projects. He was a good citizen, friend and neighbor: his death is a dis- tinct loss to the entire community and he will be mourned through- out this section of the state. W. M. Reid: Mayor Rothwell always had a smile and greeting for everyone he met. Moberly has lost a friend and a man whom we all admired. WANT ADS are easx to use Sale of Easter FROCKS A Wonderful Showing in Two Special Groups BOB-O-LINK SILK v HOSIERY All the new Spring shades. Satisfaction or a new pair free. Here's the answer to your hosiery problem...... V All is in readiness for the sale that will pro- vide Easter Dresses for hundreds of smart and thrifty and the large number; of better Dresses provided will prompt .en- thusiastic choosing by those who like the idea of buying two or more when the savings are so great- Among the new fashions pres- ent for this event are: A Diversity of Colorful Prints Crepes Chiffons Flowered Chiffons Other Silks and Knitted Weaves LIGHT TONES DARK COLORS COLOR CONTRASTS Jackets Boleros Capes Bedlngoteo Sleeves in All Lengths Lingerie Touches Fashions for Street, Sport, Afternoon, Etc. MISSES' and WOMEN'S 14 to 4O NEW FOOTWEAR FOR EASTER PARADE PUMPS STRAPS TIES, developed in soft kid leathers or mellow calf leath- ers. Many are trimmed with genuine reptile. The.largest showing in Mober- ly. Just see them. Specially Priced for Easter J. B. LEVINE 210-12 North Clark Street Are a Salesman THEN YOU WILL BE INTERESTED IN THIS- H you. sell you'll know from experience that it's a whole lot easier to enthuse over Some- thing YOU'RE DEAD SURE ISA GREAT VALUE than about a line whose only inter- est to you is the commission it nets. Frankly, we enjoy sell- ing these suits for that very reason they are GREAT values! AND AS A 3ALESMAN YOU'LL APPRECIATE THIS Just'listen-to this: Styled-to-the-second Suits, tailored .of selected foreign and domestic Choice, of either :two-trouser styles- or three-piece suits with added bench-work and lining of fine In favored spring shades and attractive patterns. The New Shirts In colors and white plete size range prices. com- at new low USE YOUR CREDIT ....NO RED TAPE Come in Today SPl-II MOBERLY'S FIRST EXCLUSIVE CREDIT HOUSE ;