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MOBERLY MONITOR-EM and MOBERLY EVENING DEMOCRAT MKMBKR ASSOCIATED PRESS US A. SEP WIRE SKRVICB a Girl Uses Pistol to Complete Suicide Pact With Her Mother After Failure at Drowning MOBERLY, MISSOURI FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, 1934 Victim In Slaying DES MOINES, la., June 22 --The girl who tried to die with her mother, only to wash ashore from Lake Michigan tied to her mother's lifeless body, has completed her part of their suicide pact. A pistol which she found hidden in a sock was. the means used by 22-year-old Margaret Bott. Even with that she faced' the possibility of a second failure. She fired a bullet into bar stomach Wednesday and told a doctor, I thought I could find my heart, but I guess I didn't." The end came yesterday. Not umil then did news of the shooting become public. Miss Bott had found the hidden ?iftol in the home of her uncle, Dr. W. W. Pearson. She shot herself a week from the day shi and her 63-year OT; mother, Mrs. Alice King Bott of Highland Park, HI., tied themselves together and sward into L.ak e Micb.igar. to die The waves washed :he girl and hei rt-ad mother ashore, where they were found by a. newsboy. Fear of a reparation by death had led them to plunge into the InKe Miss Bott had uu-Jergone seviial mas'-cid operatija'j and phyyicaans iaid another was necessary. As. soon as ihe girl, a talented artisi eduv-tt'i-? in a private .school at Pjughkeepsie, N. , Y. | r recovered from tna shock, s'-e was takei u Des Moines by| Dr and Mrs Pearson. NABBED IN EXTORTION PLOTJRAP Lyle Erwin, Omaha, Caught by Agents Investigating Threats Against E.E.May DENIES ANY PART IN PLOT ON SEED I7IAN MOBERLY MONITOR. ESTABLISHED ISBS tXOEX, EST. 1018 .VOBERLY DEMOCRAT, BST. 1S73 AWAITING ARRIVAL OF STORK COLLECTOR LAMB GOES BEFORE JURY i f , v«"~ Appears Voluntarily as Witness at Inquiry Into Alleged Shortage Waiving all immunities from prosecution, Herbert Lamb, county collector.alleged to be 530.5S0.1D short in his accounts, voluntarily went before the grand jury here today as a witness. The grana sessions were resumed today after a week's adjournment. It was reported Mr, Lamb's appearance before the grand jury at his own suggestion. It also was reported he had offered to answer any questions the jury members wished to submit to him relative to the alleged shortage in WARREN HAYNES S99TH Aged Moberly Citizen and Veteran Churchman in Good Health Mysterious clues confronted In. estigators as they sought to solve the slaying of Dr. Homer L. Meyer (above), well-to-do dentist of Eldorado, III., believed to have a prospective purchaser of a farm owned by Meyer. (Associated Press Photo) It is seldom that any person being investigated by a grand jury appears before that body to act a witness. The jury itself has right to summon the person investigated and if he is summoned and asked questions jury has no right to return an indictment against that person. Members of the county court were witnesses before the grand jury today. They are 3. D judge, a. H. Shlflett and Hugh Lamo. Osteopaths Hold Meet at Madison "Uncle" Warren Haynes, 612 West Coates street, yesterday entered upon the 100th year of his life. ' His 99th birthday was observed quietly at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ed S/ Haynes, where he makes his home. There were- a rood many callers and a flock of cards, "Uncle Warren" has the dis- :inetion of being the only charier member of the Coates Street Presbyterian Church, and is its ldest member. For seventy- four years he has been a member and elder of the church. H e was born near Nashville, Tenn., of a family of five boys and four girls. He has outlived all his brothers and sisters except three, Mrs. Rebecca Cunningham, near Huntsville Finis Haynes of Cairo and Robert Haynes of Denver. KILLER REFUSES? TO TELL MOTIVE Ohio Ex-Convict Confesses Murder of Illinois Dentist Whom He Tortured I He Is Arrested on Appearing- at Spot Where Officers Left Dummy Package OMAHA, Neb., June 22. -Arrested near Council Bluffs, la., early today as the result- of an elaborate trap arranged by state and federal agents, a man who said he was Lyle Erwin, 42, of Omaha, was questioned here regarding details of an alleged attempt to extort $6,000 from Earl E. May, wealthy Shenandoah, la., seed man and merchant. Officers expressed belief the name given by the suspect was fictitious. Erwin was fairly well dressed, appeared to be well-educated, and said he had studied medicine. Seven [Men both households, it In two famous · f*t rt, i A i - Ji cAHreicn in TWO Tamous families, those of Col. Charles A Lmdbergh and Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champion. Mrs. Lmdbergh (left) is the mother of one son, Jon Morrow Lindbergh, born after her,first child was killed by kidnapers Mrs Fourteen men took part in ar- PreTphoto')^ ^° "** ""* M "' Gene L TM der TM n ^ A~ociatcd HIS REASON WILL DIE WITH HIM MADISON, Mo., June 22.--A of the Central Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons was hew evening in the offices Dr. T. R, Turner of Madison. Preceding the meeting a dinner served to the visiting doctors I their wives at tne Hayaen | Those present were: Dr Mrs. Fetzer of Brunswick; Dr McLaughlin of Kirksville and Mrs. Held of Dalton; Dr of Boonville; Dr. Browning Louisiana; Dr. and Mrs. Sim of Monroe City; Dr. ana When a youth of 19 years he moved to Randolph county. In 1868 he moved to Moberly--two years after the first Jot sale was held, establishing this city He has since resided here. - Until retirement "Uncle War ren's" entire life had been spent as a farmer and teamster Despite his advanced years he enjoys good health. He still is a familiar figure at th e Coates Street Presbyterian Church services, and is a regular attendant at Sunday school. NEW ORLEANS, June 22. JP-Arrested here late yesterday with two pistols in a handbag, Harold St. Clair, 30-year-old Ohio ex-convict, admitted to police that killed Dr, Homer L. "Meyer, 55, wealthy dentist of Eldorado, HI., last week-end in Illinois. Illinois officers speculated that the dentist had been tortured before he was shot and killed and described the slaying as without a motive. St. Clair told Chief of Detectives John J. Grosch here that he would not fight extradition to I!li nois '-·- ' "I will- go to the electric 'chair, but the reason why I killed Meyer will go with me," he was quoted, by the officer as saying. ,, ^ the trap that bagged! Erwin as he stood on a highway j two miles south of Council Bluffs. ' To the Iowa state agents and federal bureau of investigation agents he denied having had anything to do with the plot, insisting that he was a hitch-hiker. The arrest followed two fail- PWA WITHDRAWS URBANDALE GRANT ures, when attempts to deliver a I 563 Others, Including Mo- dummy package went for naught. | b pr i v A j~ n ThrPSteYio^ TT« s Threaten;TM- Letters oeri y, Also inreatened Unless Projects Are Started 3 Threatening Letters State agents today said May had received three letters during the past week, each threatening him and members of his family with death and promising that his home would be bombed unless fre delivered the money at the spot near Council Bluffs. The first letter, received last Friday, egents said, directed May to put a want ad in the personal column of an Omaha newspaper stating ''I will deliver. Earl," and to drive that evening to Omaha uy way of Sidney and Glenwood, la. MILLIGAN TALKS TO RAIL SHOPMEN! A $2,000 PWA loan and grant to Urbandale has been rescinded outright, and a $700,000 PWA allotment to Moberly may be withdrawn unless immediate steps are taken to start work on the municipal power and light project, according to announcement made at Washington, D. C. yesterday by Secretary Ickes. The Moberly allotment is one ol' 563 Idaho, in every totaling state except $158,558,517, abandoned on a highway and his body with two bullet holes was discovered Monday morning in a clump of bushes near an old shack on his farm either on the way to Omaha or on the way home, the letter stated, threatened with rescision "unless Meyer's automobile was found May would see a red flare or.-the Hutchins of Fulton; Dr of Wellsville; Dr Robertson, Victor Robertson Dr. Gladys Wright and Dr Wright of Moberly; Dr Birdstrc-tcher and Dr. Jones or Dr. Van Wyngardner and Gorrell of Mexico; Dr. John of Columbia; Dr. Yost of Dr. Garrison of Ceiv and Dr. and Mrs. T. R. Turner and son, Tommy, of Madison. P. O. Hayden of Brunswick, J. Dunaway and Dr. ifi. of Madison, dentists, were guests. McLaughlin was the principal speaker. His subject was "The Abdomen anj Osteopathic and Diagnoses." Fetzer discussed 'The of Malaria." SAY THEY THEIR BLUE ST. LOUISA June" 22 ,^,-Twenty-three cleaning and dyeing establishments here have voted to surrender their Blue Eagles it was announced today. The cleaners said they cannot comply with NRA wages and hour provisions since authority for regulation of prices and fair trade practices has been withdrawn. Wed at St. Joseph Mrs. B. F. Johnson, 318 Madison avenue, received word today of the marriage May 20 in St. Joseph of William- (Buddy) Moss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Moss of St. Joseph, formerly of Moberly. Baseball Score* AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis 100 002 0--3 3 J. At Philadelphia.. 000 300 0--X Z z Andrews, McAfee (4th) and Hemsley;. Benton and Berry Homer: Pepper, 6th, SAYS EMPLOYES ARE SATISFIED Union Organizer Expects No Further Difficulties at Shoe Factory Tie game -- called end 7th, rain and darkness. Cleveland oil 002 000 -- 4 lo i At New York.. 100 000 000--1 7 Britain needs a bigger navy more surface craft of all type especially those in the lighter, Americans today that ^^^ ,,,,, category. NEED BIGGER NAVY Pearson and'pytlak; Gomez and Dickey. Chicago 000 010 000-- 1 B a June 22. IP--British suggestion was given at a of Anglo-American technical experts In which Great Britain her desire in a statement maximum position in naval increase in her navy, said Britain's representative, needed to commensurate her responsibilities as a world At Boston Oil 030 50x-- 11 is u Gaston, Heving (7th) and Shea; Ostermueller and R. FerreH. Detroit 000 010 At Washington .... 001 110 Brown Shoe Company em- ployes here are "practically 100 per cent satisfied" with agreements reached Wednesday at the conference of company officials and employe representatives, C. J, Gullion, organizer for the Boot and Shoe Workers Union, said today. He' termed the agreement a satisfactory one when carried out, and said he fel't there would b e no further difficulties. He also stated he and the organization as a. whole were confident John A. Bush, company president would carry out all parts o'f the agreement as made. Mr. Gullion was a speaker at right side of the road. He was to stop there and get further instructions as to where to place the money. Joseph Burke, state agent from Des Moines, drove May's car in the first attempt at a roadside contact but nothing happened as May had received the letter too late to insert tire want ad. Monday another letter arrived, setting Tuesday night for tlie I drive. A terrific storm, however, apparently dismayed the letter- writer. Burke made th-e drive but steps to get their projects under construction with men on. the pay rolls at job sites," Secretary Ickes said. The Moberly city council will part - as New Labor Act and Pension Plan Explained by Senate Candidate at Sedalia SEDALIA, Mo., June 22--Congressman Jacob L. (Tuck) Milligan of Richmond, candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator, in an address before shop employes of the Missouri Pacific here at noon today, explained legislation beneficial to railroad employes that was enacted at the recent session of Congress, adding that he served as a member of the committee, sub-committee and conference committee that considered this constructive, legislation. The noon meeting was part of an all-day rally here, formally launching Milligan's campaign for the sena- toral nomination. He spoke, in the regular weekly meeting of where he was. nothing happened. Made Drive Again Yesterday the third letter came, telling May to insert another want ad. He did and Burke started again. Near the deaf institute south of Council Bluffs, he saw a flashlight at the right side of the road, the lens covered with red paper. He stopped and found a note attached to the light, telling him to leave the money by a phone pole across the road. Burke left a can and drove on. A little farther on state agents G. L. Smidt and O. B. Wenig of Des Moines, who had been crouching on the floor of the car, slipped out as Burke slowed down. The two agents went back and when a man appeared out of the darkness and picked up the flashlight they ordered him to stand move up the date of the bond issue election, last set for September 11, at a meeting next Tuesday night. PWA officials have asked that the election be held not later than the last week in July. Urbandale Project Dropped The S2000 loan and grant to Urbandale was for laying a 4-inch water main from Moberly to Urbandale. Urbandale had voted a bond issue to cover the remainder Britisn suggestions were so Fischer acd Hayworth; Burke and Phillips. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 001 xxx xxx At St Louis 001 xxx xxx Benge and Lopez; p. Dean staa DeLancey. Homer: Lopez, 4th. Boston 100 500 000--6 y u At Pittsburgh. 002 023 OOx--7 13 \i Betts, Mangus (6th), -Smith (Sth) and Hogan, Spohrer; Meine, the Boot and Sho e Workers Union last night, making a complete report on Wednesday's conference. During his talk he made a strong plea that all employes at the factory be orderly and peaceful and show the company they are willing to cooperate in every wya possible to the best interests of the company and themselves. As provided in the agreement .made Wednesday requests for reinstatement of three office -em- ployes at the factory will be taken before the National Labor Board. Wednesday of next week. These three employes are Mrs. Stella Kimbrough, Mrs. Thelma Lowry and Miss Alta Harris. It is alleged discrimination was shown in' discharging them, it being charged they were the only union members working in the On The Spot Burke, who by this time had driven back, also saw the man by the road and, drawing his gun, told him to raise his hands. With the other agents' order to keep his hands down, Erwin stood ir resolute. Burke, not knowing o his dil£mma, fired over the man' head to enforce his order. The other agents, armed wit] machine guns, shouted, "It's al right," but Burke, unable to see them in the darkness, did not realize at once they were his companions. He desisted firing in the air after the agents' had convinced him of their identity. Erwin, after questioning at Glenwood, la., was brought to the Omaha jail. HANNIBAL GIRL | of the cost of the project, which ' totaled $2,931. This project was temporarily dropped more than a month ago when the government refused to approve awarding the contract to a local firm, whose bid was $21 higher than that of a St. Louis construction company. The Urbandale town board wanted the contract awarded to a local firm so that more local labor would be employed. The Urbandale allotment is one of 97, totaling $8,217,042, that have been rescinded. Local controversy or regulations beyond federal control have j blocked progress in some instances, said an Associated Press dispatch on Secretary Ickes' announcement. "So far as PWA is concerned," Ickes said in a statement, "these 563 projects are all set and ready to go and have been for weeks. The money is available. All that remains is the most important thing--putting men to work. Must Begin Employment "The 563 "projects are neither under contract nor are they being advertised for contract, two es- "There are two bills enacted during the closing days of Congress which are of special interest to the railroad employees of the state and nation. One of these acts- is an amendment to the Railway Labor Act which was passed in 1926. After eight years of experience in the administration of this law, we became aware of its defects. The amendment has not introduced any new plan or changed the present method of mediation and voluntary arbitration. It provides that the em- ployes shall be free to join any labor union of their own choice or join any company union or any other associations that he may desire. While providing that the labor unions shall be free from the employer's influence and control, the law does not make any preference to any particular union or class of unions. Machinery is Decatur, Wabash railway There working Moberly will positions of Greenland. the "bid" would of to the ployes. departments Decatur, St. well as continue September made some the A department -order to accounting ployes service, About affected at number according the signal, accounting :also All system one of tur, allow All After on the except department, supervNion superintendent's The Frank accountant; J. timekeeper; accountant; maintenance Mariard, clerk; voucher stenographer. According made itions at he offices. created in Moberly today said sential steps in getting them under way. "These projects are estimated to produce 93,000,000 man hours of direct employment, or 20 per cent of the total estimated direct employment that will be produced by the nonfederal phase of the public works program." "Rescinded money can be real- fContinued »n fage 7} m ,,.= - i, ,7 * taking; of an ac- wou ld desire to be De* TM ^ a 1Iot to enable the Board catur of Mediation to determine what do so on representative the employees de- seniority, SU ll *£. have ne S°tiate for them su f f i cie nt with the management in the mat- WO uld prefer ters affecting their wages and ]y than go to working conditions. The net result of Uie nge, ^ Bans Company Control saidi was that there This act forbids the use of ]ess De f our fewer carner funds to maintain. and Kerly. Clerks control labor organizations of the win employees. It specifically prohib- ultimate its the requiring by the manage- younger ment, the employees to sign the From 120 so-called 'Yellow-Dog' contracts, This change requiring them to join a company series unit - forces at Moberly during the past "Under the old act, disputes four or arose as to the authority to select ber 1 representatives, because of the eight clerks prcvision'requiring equal repre- berly offices, sentation of the management and three on the employees on the board with in 1929 no provision for further and final working decision, in the case of -a. deadlock, of Often this condition has made it ] necessary for the President to intervene and establish an emergency board. (Continned on Page 7) AT Alert Driver Prevents Spread Nine of the Christian Louis, being I dolph County

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