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ATON 'NOT NEGLIGENT CAPTAIN OF LINER MANHATTAN SAYS DR. SAMUEL PRESS TO RETIRE AS HEAD OF EDEN SEMINARY Tells Marine Bureau This Is First ICC Finds Against 55-Cent Committee Says Petitions Hare Been Received Backing Action on Donnell. Charge by Wabash Chi Charge Against Him in 27 Years at Sea. If Mayor Bernard P. Dickmann files for re-nomination and re-election in the spring election, he will be seeking his third term in the office.

Dickmann has not filed and has until a week from today to do so, if he chooses to run again. While-he has not made a definite statement one way or the other, it is understood that he has told Demo- The Rev. Frederick Schroeder Of Chicago to Succeed Him In September. Dr. Samuel David Press will retire as president of Eden Seminary, Webster Groves, in June after reaching the retirement age of 65, it was announced today.

He has i cratic noliticians that he intends been president since 1919 and has iQ jje Only, one candidate has cago-Affected, Also. WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. (U.

The Interstate Commerce Commission today ordered railroads loading and unloading freight at St. Louis and Chicago to establish a minimum rate of 75 cents per ton. The commission found that the 55-cent rate charged by the Wabash Railroad at St. Louis and bv all railroad at Chicago violated the interstate commerce act prohibiting rates so far below the cost of service as to constitute a rebate. The charge on most of the car filed so far for the Democratic nomination.

The Democratic candidate who has filed in opposition to Dickmann Is C. George Saenger, a building contractor. He also ran against Dickmann in the 1937 primary and at that time rerrited 7,677 votes to Dickmann's 83.878. If the mayor gets the nomination in the primary March 7 and is elected on April 1. he will be on his way JEFFERSON CITY.

Feb. 17. The Democratic State Committee, in it3 current weekly press release, announced receipt of petitions supporting the legislative investigation, and contest of Republican Forrest C. Donnell's election. The legislative vote inquiry, pushed through by Democratic machine leaders, is halted for the present by Donnell's two lawsuits in the Missouri Supreme Court.

The number of persons signing petitions in support of the content plan was not announced by Democratic headquarters but the claim is made that the "Democratic legislative inquiry finally is receiving the unqualilied approval of the voters of Missouri, especially the rural citizenry." "Climbing On Bandwagon. "In truth." said the Democratic announcement, "they're climbing on the bandwagon by the thousands daily." In contrast, the legislature has received petitions signed by approximately 100.000 Missourians from all NEW YORK. Feb. 17. (U.

P. The master of the liner Manhattan, which went aground off West Palm Beach. last January 12. went on trial before the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation today charged with negligence. Capt.

George V. Richardson pleaded not guilty and as a witness in his own defense told the trial board this was the first time in his years at sea that his Judgment had been challenged. He was charged specifically with failing to go on the bridge at' the proper time and failing to change the ship's course. Formal charges were filed against Capt. Richardon after a week-long inquiry into the grounding of the liner.

First Officer Joseph H. Burger and Third Officer Charles H. Bracca also testified today, giving technical data on the taking of bearings. Burger said he took the bearings fourteen minutes before the ship went aground and relayed them to Capt. Richardson, who appeared on the bridge in two Two armed men early today held up the manager and a clerk of the Food Center, 3006 North Union boulevard, and escaped with $3,656.76 in cash and checks after placing their two victims in a meat cooler.

Officials of the Food Center reported that the loot included $465 in cash, and the rest in checks. It was the fourth holdup reported over the week-end. A total of $188.50 was taken in the other three, while $2,402 in cash and Jewelry was taken in two burglaries. The holdup of the Food Center, one of a chain of St. Louis markets, occurred at 6:30 a.

m. as the manager, Max Solomon. 27 years old, of 1233 Walton avenue, and the clerk, John Bales, 17, of 2934 Arlington avenue, were opening the store. Solomon said two men entered the store, suddenly whipped out short, nickel-plated revolvers and ordered. "Get in the back." As the shorter of the two marched Solomon and Bales to the rear, the other tried to open a locked cash register, and then joined the group in the rear, ordering Solomon to open the safe which stood at the front of the store.

The bandits kept their guns trained on him as he walked to the front and opened the safe. The bandits then forced Solomon into the meat cooler, where they already had imprisoned Bales. After a few minutes Solomon and Bales came out to find the bandits and money gone. A total of $107 in cash and jewelry was reported tafcen from a safe in the Ideal Radio Furniture 3601 West Florissant avenue, over the week-end, by burglars who climbed a fire escape to the second floor and removed bars from a rear window. They knocked the com A recent picture of Henry W.

Kiel, who served twelve years as a Republican mayor of St. Louis. He is shown speaking at a dinner for Greek war relief. On Friday, February 21, the former mayor will celebrate his seventieth birthday. was changed to provide for four-year tenure.

During the time when mayors served for only one year, the out Max Solomon, left, manager of the Food Center, 3006 North Union boulevard, and John Bales, clerk in the store, who were held up early today by two men who escaped with $3,656.76 in cash and checks. (Star-Times Photo.) home sometime between 5 p. m. to equal the record of Henry V. Kiel, who up to this time has held the record for tenure of office in the mayor's chair, with three terms totaling twelve years.

The winner in the April 1 election will take office on April 15. Republican opposition so far includes the filing of two candidates for the nomination. One is Walter J. G. Neun.

former president of the Board oi Aldermen. The other is William E. Buder, 38-year-old attorn cy. There has been some mention of the names of William Dee Becker, former iurice of the Louis court load freight loaded and unloaded at St. Lou 1.5 is 75 cents, the commission said, pointing out that the rate did not divert any substantial tonnage from railroads to motor trucks.

"Since the motor carriers make no separate charge for loading and unloading like freight, it seems reasonably certain that respondents railroads) could not increase their separate costs to the full average costs, which approximate $1.32 on forwarded traffic and 91.5 cents on non-forwarded traffic in Chicago and 90 cents on forwarded traffic at St. Louis, without losing more revenue from traffic which would be diverted to motor carriers than they would gain from increased loading and unloading charges," the commission said. The ICC estimated that the present difference between the cost of loading and unloading and the charges made for such services at Chicago alone is more than $500,000 per year. The boost to 75 cents per ton would increase revenues by $150,000. parts of the state opposing the investigation aiid urging that Donnell be seated as governor.

The two houses of the legislature resumed sessions today following the week-end adjournment but little activity is expected while the governorship dispute is pending in the supreme court. A ruling is expected by March 1 in the two lawsuits, which were? taken under advisement last Tuesday following a hearing. WILL TRAIN NEGROES FOR DEFENSE INDUSTRY JOBS Public school training of Negroes for positions in defense industries will begin shortly in a building at 6701 Manchester avenue, which the Board of Education has leased at standing case of rer elect ion was that of William Carr Lane, first mayor of St. Louts. He was first chosen in 1823.

Then he was re-elected for five more terms. After nine years out of office, he was elected again, twice, and thus served eight terms in all. ri Vim -fa Saturday and 11 a. m. yesterday, escaped with jewelry valued at $1,195 and two automatic pLstols.

The victims of the three other holdups were: MRS. CEIL SHER. of 1446 Laurel street, who, with two clerks, was held up in her shoe store at 5930 Easton avenue, by a man. armed with a revolver, at 6:45 o'clock Saturday night. The man escaped with $150.

JAMES WADE, attendant in a filling station at 4040 GravoLs avenue, who was robbed of $32.40 by two men. both armed with revolvers, who entered the station at 8:25 o'clock Saturday night. THOMAS HAMILTON. Negro proprietor of a coal yard at 1208 North Twenty-first street, who reported he was robbed of $6 by a Negro with a revolver, at 6:50 o'clock Saturday night. $1 a year from the Scullin Steel Superintendent of Instruction Homer W.

Anderson has announced. Equipment for the training will be paid for out of a grant of $9,000 recently received from the federal government for that binations off of two safes, one of which was empty, and took SS66.78 in cash and at leant $543 in watches and rings. A check was being made Boys Director for Orphanage. Francis Lone Dog, Y. M.

C. leader in activities for boys, has been made director of boys' worfc at the German Protestant Orphans Home at 8240 St. Charles Rock road. He is a full-blood Sioux Indian, his home being in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. He will have some eighty boys under his direction at the home.

to determine if more jewelry was but not consec- William utively. Carr Lane. Mavnr.s of Ft. Loul. and dats when they took olfire.

follom-: One jear terms. Including re-election to office. 1813 William Carr Lane laio Diinlrl Pag Samuel Merry DR. 5AMULL D. FKhSb.

been associated with the seminary since 1903. The Rev. Frederick Schroeder. pastor of the Tabor Evangelical Church. Chicago, has been named to succeed Dr.

Press and will assume his duties at the beginning of the next academic year in September. Eden Seminary, which has t-eventy-five students, is a theological school maintained by the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Dr. Press was born in Cambria, May 24. 1875.

He was graduated from Elmhurst College at Elm-hurst, 111., in 1833 and from Eden Seminary in 1896. He studied at the University of Chicago and the University of Berlin and received a doctor of theology degree from the University of Halle, Germany, in 1925. Alter serving pastorates at Mar-lm. Gay Hill and Houston, all in Texas, he became professor of the New Testament and of systematic theology at Eden Seminary in 1908 and was named president in 1919. Friends said his plans after his retirement are indefinite.

missing. Mrs. Bertha Schaefer of 2604 Gur-ney court reported that burglars who broke a side window of her Purse Snatchers Are Active Again; Six Women Victims Over Week-End W. Johncon iMunllo Photn.i W. J.

G. Neun. Wm, E. Buder. Lammert's February Sales Pirlureii on Page 13.

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Darby John D. Daggett Ororge Magulre John M. Wimer Bernard Praiie P. G. Camden Mullanphy John M.

Krum Jamex CI. Barry M. Kennett John How Wanh.naion King John How John Wimer Oliver D. FUlry Dan G. Taylor I.

Filley Jame S. Thomas Nathan Cole Joseph Brown Arthur Barrett H. Bntton Henry OverMol of appeals, and J. Harry Pohlman, school board member. Also announced as "considering" is L.

C. Dyer, former congressman. Names of half a dozen others also have been mentioned as possible Republican candidates. Dickmann's predecessor in olfice. Victor J.

Miller, served two terms. He is no longer a resident of St. Louis. Kiel preceded Miller, serving from 1913 to 1925. He is now chairman of the board of the Public Service Co.

Before Kiel, Frederick H. Kreis-man served one term, and bclore 10 Pet. Income Tax 3945 Cook avenue, said her purse, containing 85 cents, was seized by a Negro youth at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night in front of 3750 Cook avenue. MAGGIE OWEN, Negro of 4250 West Pine boulevard, said a Negro youth took her purse and $3.75 in front of 4200W Evans avenue at 11:05 Saturday night. MARY FISHER.

Negro or 4024 West Belle place, reported a Negro snatched her purse, containing $3.70. in front of 3938 West Belle at 8 o'clocV Saturday night. MARY MOORE. Negro of 3736 Finney avenue, who reported her purse and 30 cents were snatched by a Negro at Grand boulevard and Franklin avenue at 10:05 o'clock last night. i-urse naicnings, on me increase here in the past few months, flourished again over the week-end, with six women reporting their purses were seized on the streets Saturday and Sunday nights.

During January there were forty-two purse snatching listed, compared with seventeen in January, 1940. an increase of 147 per cent. The victims of the six most recent purse snatchings were: LILLIAN EAGAN of 3301 Winnebago street, who said a white man snatched her purse, containing $2.30, in front of 3718 Louisiana avenue at 8:15 o'clock last night. cora Mcelroy of 4432 west Belle, reported a Negro youth seized her purse, containing 7 or 8 cents, ten minutes later as she was walk- ing on Newstead avenue between Page boulevard and Cook avenue. On AH Is Pro posed 1878 Four year terms.

Including re-election WASHINGTON. Feb. 17 U. him Rolla Wells "ved two terms -A Fpecial income tax of 10 per 'rom to Other mayors be-cent. hitting the rich and poor alike.

fore that time had served omy one was proposed by the National Econ- i twin the Perlod 1876. cmy League today to finance the when the change was made to four- to office. 1877 Henry Overxtol 1881 William L. Kwlng 1885 D. rt.

Francla 1889 E. A. Noonan IS93 C. P. Walbrldge 1897 Henry Ziegenhein 1901 Rolla Wells 1909 F.

H. Kriesmann 1913 Henry Kiel ear terms. One major. Henry Overstolz. had served one four-year term and also one term of one year before the law eYnVr'd" Dickmann multi-billion dollar defense program on a "cash basis" and avoid the danger of inflationary bank borrowing.

The proposed levy, to be collected at the source of income, would be in add-tion to existing taxes. The league said that by imposing the new levy, in conjunction with a projected $2,400,000,000 cut in non-defense spending over the next eighteen months, "it should be possible to come very close to a cash basis for 1942." EXPECTS 5,000 TO BE STRICKEN OFF ELECTION ROLLS here for thirty-nine years before retiring in 1338, died Saturday at Quincy Hospital in Quincy, 111., after an illness of several weeks. She was 63 years old and resided In Quincy. Thirty-three of her years as a kindergarten teacher were spent at Columbia School, 3120 St. Louis avenue.

A sister. Miss Si $E(p) tJ 4 each 4m Always 20 Discount Cash and Carry! MISS NELLIE DURANT DIES: TAUGHT HERE 39 YEARS Besjie Durant- and a brother. Ed- 1 ward Durant. both of Quincy. sur- Miss Nellie O.

Durant. who taught I vive. Funeral services will be held in kindergartens in public schools tomorrow in Quincy. Group Seeking to Preserve Campbell House Invites Mayor to Inspect It Chairman Hay Makes Estimate Canvass Will Be Friday And Saturday. Between 5.000 and 10,000 names will be stricken from the St.

Louis election rolls as a result of the regular canvass of the rolls which will take place Friday and Saturday, Charles M. Hay, chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners, estimated today. Saturday's registration. 222 per 3 sons, brought the total to 43.1.R47. highest ever attained before any city election in St.

Louis. Oil ice of the Board of Election Commissioners. 208 South Twelfth a post-Civil War home to be found anywhere in the country. The William Clark Society, named for Gen. William Clark who was the first great collector of historical lore of the middle west, the Missouri Historical Society and the St.

Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects believe the house and its furnishings should be preserved as a museum. If this is to be done quick action is necessary. Entire contents of the house go or) sale next Monday at the Selkirk The sale has been ordered by descendants of a rousin to whom Hugh Campbell left the furnishings of the house and his personal effects. Mayor Dickmann, Chancellor George R. Throop of Washington University.

Perry T. Rathbone. director of the City Art Museum, and otnr prominent citizens interested in historical matters have been to make an Inspection of the old CampUll house, 1508 Locust ttreet, at 5 o'clock today. The tour has been arranced by Jesse P. Henry, head of a special committee appointed by the William Clark Society to work for the preservation of the house and its furnishings.

Untouched since it was furnished as one of the finest residences in old Lucas place, the house is unique in the city and is believed to be one of the best examples of not often do you find sofas, possessing the style features these possess, selling at $59.50. They arc soundly built, too, with attractive covers that will greatly enhance your decorative scheme this group includes a duncan phyfe style (pictured at top), a lawson type and a chippendale cll from these you can choose one that will blend bectw fully with your present ensemble sec them today. 10 down mall tervlca charge CLEAN! CRISP! Sparkling Laundry! Wc wK, catgonite nJ iron all thote big heavy pircr to hard to handle al home. Balk towrlt, hrdipreadi and cotton blanWtt fluffed toft and downy. The finest thirt work in America for only Sc each.

Or any other article, of wearing apparel finished for Sc. boulevard, will be open from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m.

today, tomorrow and Wednesday, and from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Thursday to receive new regis rations.

Thursday is the la-st day for persons to register If they want to vote either at the March 7 primary or the April 1 general city election. Tersons who are registered but have moved may transfer their registrations either in person or by mail until March 1 for the primary and until March 26 for the general election. No transfers will be accepted between March 1 and March 7. Donnell Kept Out of Office For 36th Day by Legislature 2 LDS llainniraietrD'S febtruarijj JANUARY I I MAP'S I I II 2i 3j 4 READY TO USE Everything Finished Lace tablecloths and silks ate beautifully finished in this complete service. Everything ready to wear or put away.

No extra charge for shirts. Curtains Excepted. FEBRUARY I si f4QXrai8 1920 21 22 23 4 25 262728 5 6:7 3 9, 10 2 LDS. Only $1.89 on Thursday, Friday. Saturday These two pages from the calendar show the davs that have p.nssed since Forrest C.

Donnell was scheduled to he in-pwpurated governor of Missouri. Donnell, on the strength of the election returns, today should he serving his thirty-sixth day as covenor, hut has not been certified by the legislature and allowed to take office. Perfectly Flawlessly Preasedt ei I 7- see these and hundreds of like values in our february sales, now in progress. ff fl ii in SUITS DRESSES Our Regular 75c Value I 1 Aro in Certified Watch Repairs Our scientific witch rate recorder assures you that your m-atch is properly adjusted to poMtion rating. Let us test your watch for accuracy and estimate any repairs that may be nrrtled.

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