Senator Simeon Fess dies; 24 Dec 1936; Helena, Montana

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party doorway, spot on up, i n g," Bab a retired remember the how suit murderer. the FORMER SENATOR FESS DIES IN CAPITAL AT AGE OF Washington, Dec. 23.-- (AP) -Former -Former Senator Simeon D. Fess of Ohio, long a prominent figure in the republican party, died of a heart attack today in the midst of preparations preparations lor a Christmas reunion «itli his son, Charles 3. Fess. Charles Fess said funeral services had been arranged tentatively for Satuiday at Yellow Springs, Ohio, the former senator's home. HIS CAJIEEH Fighting an uphill battle fiom a penniless childhood, Simeon D. Fess became first a noted educator and then a commanding figure In the councils o£ the national republican party. The story of his progress tiom a small Ohio farm to the spotlight spotlight of American public life v/ould have made a plot for the storj books of an Oliver Optic or Horatio Horatio Alger. Ohio electors heaped honors upon Fess after he embarked on a political political career. He was five times choi en representative in the national congress from the sixth Ohio dia- Uict and then the atate at large started sending him to the United States senate His value to the national republican republican party was recognized when he ^as made chairman of its national national committee earlj in the Hoover Hoover administration. At the same time he was republican whip In the senate. Poor Fess was born in a little farm home in Allen county, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1861. Four years later his father father died, leaving a virtually penniless penniless familj Tho household was so poor that Simeon, even as a boy, had to struggle for country schooling. schooling. Battling against odds at all times, he won his way to Ohio Northern university at Ada, Ohio. He worked his way there and graduated with honors in 1889. The fact that he was 27 yeais, old before he finished college testified to the bitterness of his struggle Inured to his lot bj this time and nishlng to be a teacher, Fess continued continued his studies In 1891 he earned a master's degree Later he was given LL D. degrees Thus fortified fortified echolastically, Fess went to the University of Chicago as a student student lecturer. At Top He returned to his Alma Mater as vice president and a few years later, in 1907, reached the height of his educational career by being elected president of Antioch college at Yellow Springs, Ohio, a school noted for its system of combining classroom work with practical -ip- plicatlon of studies in shops, mills and stores S After sit jears at Antioch. Fess felt the urge for a public career He had taken part in the Ohio constitutional convention when, in 1913, he ran for congress and was elected to his first term in the national house. He continued there until his election to the sena'e- in 1922. H« won then by 50,601 votes. His 1928 majorty was 506,853. Defeat came to Fess, an outspoken outspoken critic of the Roosevelt "New Deal," -when he sought his third term In 1934. Vic Donahey, coming coming out of political retirement after three terms as governor of Ohio, won a three-cornered democratic primary race and swept on to take Fess' chair in the senate. Dry As a public officer Fess was an ardent supporter of national prohibition. prohibition. He also championed women's women's rights, advocated antichlld labor labor legislation and laws for workmen's workmen's compensation, workmen's in- PASSES BEYOND SIMEON D. FESS surance, an eight-hour day, a minimum wagre, and similar proposals. In 1890 Fess married Eva C. Thomas of Rushville, Ohio. Three son were born to them Mrs. died in December, 1925. Fees was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a degree Mason. FHSTJI NfflJ Livingston, Dec. 23.--(/P)--Tender 23.--(/P)--Tender barbecued buffalo will be piece d'resistance on the Christmas menu of the Crow Indians in Montana. Seven of the rulers of the from the Yellowstone National herd have been butchered and trucked to the Crow reservation southeastern Montana by Superintendent Superintendent Robert Yellowtail Twenty animals were alloted the Indians, 13 being used to increase the present herd on the reservation Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Choose Your Meats From the Choicest and Best When Comparing Price, Compare Compare Quality Also SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAM-Whole HAM-Whole or Half, Pound ROLLED RIB ROAST OF BEEF, Pound . .. LEG LAMB-Pound LAMB-Pound SHOULDER VEAL ROAST--Pound LEG PORK ROAST-Pound ROAST-Pound SHOULDER PORK ROAST---Pound 35c 30c 27c 17c 28c 22c Young Montana Dry-Picked Turkeys Turkeys -- Roasting Chickens-Heavy Chickens-Heavy Hens -- Geese and Springers West Side Market ARTHUR -*V1LMAMSO\, Owner Phone 2598 4 Free Deliveries

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