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N CiïY EDITION 4 O’CLOCK P. M. THE SE DALIA DEMDCRÄT Democrat Established 1868. Vol. 64. FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE an EDITION 4 O’CLOCK P. M. CHINESE REPULSE JAPANESE AnACK VACATES POST HELD HY DR. WILLIAMS SEDALIA, MO., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 19.32 Peter T, O’Brien, commander of BfllTVTi YTT\/\mT American Legion, department of MADE UPON FORTS 'announced at bin homf Over In Chapei Shelling of Hongkew Started By Mortars SMITH NOT FIGHT FOR NOMINATION TO PRESIDENCY FOR.MER SEDALIAN DAWES ASSISTANT NUMBER 33. PRICE FIVE CENTS NEGRO .JANITOR PIED SUDDENLY JAPANESE ARTILLERY REPLIES M ITH SHELLS Some of Them Fell In The Boundaries of International Settlement here Sunday night, that Dr. Neal Williams, of Excelsior Springs, had not ypt handed in his resignation as chairman of the hospitalization and rehabilitation committee of the American Legion, as had been re- QUf-Hted, therefore he had declared the place vacant. The difficulty between Dr. Wil-1 liams and the veterans hospital at i Excelsior Springs, O’Brien said, had NO PRE-CONVENTION reached the stage where it is one: between the government and Dr. j Williams. Will several County Statement Made Widely Construed as Thrust Against Roosevelt CAMPAIGN PLANNED He fBy Morris J. Harris, Associated Press Staff Correspondent.) SHANGHAI, Feb. 8.— fTuesday) — The terrific bombardment of Chapel by the Japanese and the furious reply of Chinese guns, came to a stop early today with little apparent change in thf^ position of either side. The battle around the Chinese native quarter before midnight had attained unparalleled proportions and the proj)prty damage within the international settlement was heavy. Chinese shells aimed at Japanese headquarters in north Czechu- en road fell repeatedly within the settlement and their explosion inflicted constant damage until the engagement stopped before 1 a. m. So numerous were the .shell liits around the settlement police station near the Japanese headquarters that the police were forced to retreat into the basement and .sandbag doors and windows. Explosions liad brokon all the windows In the station and had torn up the ground about it. The police force had been holding their headquarters for t»>n days in the fcce of frequent shell fire, but last night’s action was the worst they had yet faced. Tire Reported Stolen H. S. Moore. Otterville, reported to the police Sunday evening that while his car was parked near the Sedalia theater thieves stole a spare tire and rim off the auto. No Candidate Be Opposed or Supported His Pronouncement Says The ‘‘right bovver" of General Charles Dawes, president of the two billion dollar Reconstruction Finance Corj'oration, is Joe Mason,. a native of Pettis County, and a! .it his former reporter on the Sedalia Dem-1 about 7:30 ocrat, according to a di.spatcli from ' Washington, D. C. Mason, according to the dispatch .-pent his first fifteen years at LaMonte. Then he moved to Sedalia where he worked for a time as a reporter on the Sedalia Democrat. At 25 he went to Lincoln, Neb., working on newsi'apers, finally turning up in Chicago, to become a political writer on the old Chronicle, the I Tribune and Record-FIerald. Later i he went to Springfield, Ilk. to become budget officer for Governor Lowden. His official title with General Dawes is assistant to the president Scott, Negro, for the past years janitor at »the Pettis court house, dropped dead home, 215 North Mill street, o’clock Sunday evening, had been in failing health for REGIONAL LOAN AGENCIES ARE TO BE ESTABLISHED from heart i VOCATIONAL TALKS ON INTERVIEWS OF ROTARIANS Rather Unique Program at Weekly Luncheon of Club Todav By Morris J. Harris. SHANGHAI, Feb. 9.— (Tuesday) •—As the firing acro.s.s Chapel died out early (his morning, as it usually does a little after midnight, Chinese headqurters announced that fi machine gun section had mowed clown .500 Japanese during the day’s engagement. By James P. Howe By Tlie A.s.soclatcii I’rc-.i, SHANOHAJ, i’hina, F'eb. 8.— Fighting with a spirit they had not liitherto exhibited, the Chinese army today repulsed a .lapanese attack on the forts at Woosung and renewed the bombardment of the enemy bluejackets holding Hongkew. The Japane.se already had occupied a part of Woosung village, IG miles down the Whangpoo from the city, but when they tried to extend their holdings the them back. Thereupon nin(‘ Ktroyers opened up and dropped shells Over in Chapei, were quiet in (he Chinese unlimbered mortars late in the began The A rather unique program was enjoyed by the mrmbers of the Sedalia Rotary club at their regular weekly meeting at Hotel Bothwell at noon today. The program was the result of an as.signment to certain members of the club to interview certain other members of the club during the past week, to enlighten themselves relative to the vocation of the interviewed members, to enable them to make a vocational talk upon their various interviews at the club meeting today. The following talks resulted: Herbert Heuerman interviews ilrnest Melton, and in as much as Mr. Melton is confined to his home because of illness, simply made a report of his condition, which was favorable, at the same time informing the club that he would be confined to his home for some time yet, consequently he did not make a talk on Mr. Melton’s vocation. John Stover talked on the vocation of Rev. Ralph W'apgoner, and explained in a very entertaining ■w’ay the statistics of the church and the activities of the minister. Glenn Custer discussed the vocation of Eugene Brasfield, more particularly his activities of the last month, stating that he had handled sometime, suffering trouble, it was said. Surviving are hm widow and one SOD, William Scott, ali of the home address. The body was removed to the Ferguson Undertaking Home on W’est street. No funeral arrange- have been made. Pettis ments Reconstruction Finance Corporation To Speed Economic Recovery MOVE TO EXPEDITE AID TO FARMERS DETECTIVE KILLED AT KANSAS QTY BY BANK ROBBERS By The Associated Pres.s. of the finance corporation. He is NEW’ YORK, Feb. 8.—Amplifying must wear a kindly his statement in this morning’s pap- for the hundreds of job hunters that he would "make the i'ighl" i bank and railroad presidents, if the democratic national conven- i invaded the offices of the tion should nominate him for corporation, and carefully presidency, former Governor Alfred I those who are to ¡¡ass Into E. Smith emphasized in an inter- office of General Dawes, view today that he w’as not a candidate for the office. And he reminded hia interviewers that no one had even been nominated wiio did not make a pre- convention campaign. He had said in his earlier statement that he would make no such campaign. "A candidate,” he said, "is a man who goes out seeking delegates. I haven’t and I’m not going to.” He said he realized that many people considered him a candidate but insisted that nothing he had said justified such a conclusion. Smith revealed in an interview this afternoon that he had called on Governor FTanklin D. Roosevel’t after the funeral of John R. Voorhis, 102 year old great grand sachem of Tammany Hall, today. It came out when somebody asked Smith what he and Roosevelt were talking about in their whispered conversation at the funeral. " The governor asked me to come up to hi.s house.” said Smith. "Did you go?” he was asked. “Yes, I did,” said Smith. W’hen he was asked what happened former Governor Smith grinned, winked and said: “It w'as purely social.” Then he added: “W'e didn’t have time to talk politics. He was leaving early and I was in a hurrv self.” large audience heard NEW BAPTIST PASTOR ¡Intent To Put Billion and Half Hoarded Money In Circulation Sunday at the First Baptist church a large audience, both morning and evening, heard the Rev. Dwight H. W’illett, the new' pastor, deliver his first sermon as regular minister of that congregation. A reception will be tendered Rev. and Mrs. W’illett and son at the church Tuesday night. NEGRO MAKING AN AHEMPT TO ROB SLAIN AS HE FLED |0. B, Carpenter Slain and i Ed Young: Wounded As i Slayers Fled my- XEW YORK, Feb. S.—Alfred E. Smith looked significantly today at the sw'ord of presidential candidacy, sheathed at the 1928 polls and announced himself willing to go again to the political wars. i "If the Democratic national the Farm Bnreau convention credit- vention x x x should decide Chine.se threw Japanese de- froni the river in the village, wliere things morning, tlie their trench afternoon and shelling Hongkew. Japanese rejilied with tlieir artilleiy and sent a detachment of bluejackets into action with rifles and machine guns. The firing kept up for three hours and some of the shells fell Inside the international settlement. The British volunteers, strung along the settlement boundary near the Chaj)ei north station, a Japanese flank attack. 'Jiie Japanese moved along ranger road, trying to get around a British ^‘Pillbox.” If they had succeeded they could have gone along the Elgin road and fallen iii>oii the Chinese rear. Bui the British thresv up a sandbag barricade at the end of Ranger road and headed them off. It blocked the nunemeut, but it left the British in a delicate position, facing the Japanese in one direction and the Chinese in the other. Two thousand Japanese infantry troops, fresh from Japan, took part In the fighting at W’oosiing. Thus, while the Japanese big push was on, it had fallen far short of its objective. Instead of sweei)ing across W’oo- sung yesterday and crushing the Chinese in Chapei. tonight the Japanese faced steadily increasing opposition on the whoU' twenty mile front from Chapei to W'oesung. Japanese bluejackets and soldiers totalling about 3,000 were just about where they w'ere at the beginning of the W’oosung action. ably, that hp had attended tw^enty- two farm meetings In the last month, that 98B people had called at his office for various kinds of Information during the month, and that as extension agent he had handled the seed loans for the government during the past y’ear, of which there were 209, fifty per cent of which had been paid, and seventy'- five per cent of the remainder were collectable. Arthur Hoffman discussed briefly the vocation of Dr. A. T.. Hnusam, dentist: Emil Landmann that of K. F. Harris, the banker, and Paul Grigsby that of Dr. L. S. Geiger, in which he interrogated Dr. Geiger relative to the vocation of optometrists and w'hile the doctor’s answ*ers were more or (ess technical, yet at the same time it was a verv informative re­ wants me to lead, I will fight,” he said in a terse published today. The statement itself was con- that It make the statement widely (Continued on Page Three.; APPROPRIATION BILL UP BEFORE HOUSE blocked ^P<^Bse. Guests for the da: »ere Carl Sehuckardt, Rotarían of St. Joseph, Mo,: W’ill Docherty, Rotarían of Clinton: Dr. B. E. Broaddus, guest of Pypv. Ralph W’aggoner; C. I. Stafford of Springfield, guest of F. G. Buchanan. vice president of the club, who presided in the absence of W’. D. Smith: H. H. Horne of St, Ixouis, guest of Glenn Custer, CONTINUE HEARINGS IN LIQUOR CASES The hearings of Jim W’ootan, Pearl W'heeler and Earl Evans, arrested in raids held by Sheriff Thomas Herrick and police officers, Saturday night, were continued until 10 o'clock Tuesday morning before Judge D. N. Yount, sitting as ex-officio justice of the peace. The three are charged with possession of a quantity of alleged Intoxicating liquor. W’ootan was arrested at 106 South Vermont by Deputy Sheriff Tom Aulgur, Night Chief of Police Jack Tindle and Officers Thomas and Vance. Pearl Wheeler and FJvans were before the senate discussion of direct Wheeler, (D., Mon- that pow'er inter- By The Associated Pres.s. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—The cloakrooms and halls about the capitol today buzzed with political talk about Alfred E. Smith’s announcement on his political plans but it did not affect work on the floors. In the lull warmed up to relief, Senator lana), charged ests were striving to prevent Governor Roosevelt of New' York from being the Democrat nominee. He made no reference to Smith, how'- ever. The house was still considering the interior department appropriation bill. In the meantime its agriculture committee rejected the senate bill which would distribute 40,000,000 bushels of farm board w’heat to the needy. An inquiry into the silver situation was added to the list of investigations ordered or under way. The house coinage committee will make the study. Bills proposing Phillippine independence W'ere before the senate territories committee and the house merchant marine committee heard Commissioner Smith of the shipping board oppo.se voyages "to nowhere” by' foreign flag ships. Smith said the ships served liquor on these cruises wiiicli usually end where they begin kfter a jaunt along the coast. A bill under consideration w'ould stop them. They w'ere still .strung out along western bank of Wr.osung j arrestcvi at 1324 South Grand ave-! the first hurdle b* tore they ! niie by Sheriff Hi-rrick and Officers LENTEN SEASON TO By The Associated Press. KANSAS CITY, Feb. 8.—Robbers irmed with submachine guns shot and killed O. B. Carpenter and w'ounded Ed Young, city detectives early today when the officers surprised them preparing to rob the Mercantile Trust Company. The robbers escaped. Cruising about in a police car just before dawn the detectives saw tw’o men in the lobby of the bank at Fourteenth street and Grand avenue They stopped. Carpenter drew' his revolver and jumped from the automobile. He ran to a point w'here he could command a w'indow' smashed by the bandits upon the arrival of the officers. As he w'aited for the intruders to attempt an escape, Carpenter fell with fourteen slugs in his body, fired from an area way near the bank and to the rear of the parked police car. As the bullets w'ere sprayed into the officer, eighteen shots w'ere fired into the automobile. Young was struck on the head by one of the robbers and fell unconscious from the auto'jobile to the curb. John Wells, police sergeant, expressed belief the detectives w'ere fired upon by tw'o submachine guns probably In the hands of three or four men w'ho waited in the area way to protect the men within the bank. Andrew Rollins, Negro janitor, arrived at the bank at 5:45 a. m. He said two men with revolvers seized him as he opened the door and pushed him into the vestibule. A moment later the police car stopped in front. "There’s the police,” exclaimed one of the two men, Rollins related. "You kneel down here in the corner and keep your face out o it,” said the other. Rollins said the tw'o rushed to a window', broke it, and a few' minutes later leaped out of the opening and fled. The Negro said he remained on his knees as commanded and prayed until officers arrived at the bank. The janitor told of hearing the firing of the machine guns and the sound of the bullets as they struck the brick w'alls of the bank. L. J. Bickford, bank teller, said the time lock on the vault was set for 8:30 a. m. and that the vault contained approximately $20,000. Police and bank officers expressed belief the men intended to w'ait in the bank and capture employes as they arrived, until the vault opened. Apparently' Carpenter fired one shot from his revolver before he died. Thomas Davis, of the bankers' patrol, who was approaching from the rear as the officer fell, said he saw tw'o men flee from the bank and believed the detective fired one shot at them. Young’s wound w'as not considered serious. Officer Burner Felled Fugitive He Found Breaking In Store the Creek, can get into Woosung city, In turn, is a natural any advance against the aré on the seaward side d<‘fying the best pfforts dr^n-oyers to put them out of ac- tinn. The firing in Chapei was an incessant roar ibfd by snnie of the volunteer oiUPi^-ts in the interna OPEN WEDNESDAY F>IVER LOCATED BODIES IN M-2 City. The barrier to forts w'hich of the city, of Japanes* W. H. Burger and a $1,000 w’^man's she the out Pi tional s»'t:leii ect tliey had heard siure t began dav- ag”. A't»-r tbr, *- }.our> of Te. : ] ’ t t'naagi-tCi t«.> I l.a ri IPC ' i.tci t ■■ >1. fr-'U:. ’t r ■ a’« g;<- the Inavies' hostilities W. L. Marlin. Voi lie Moore. Wootan was released on bond, while the Wheeler bi>!id was set a' $750 and which i- at ten: pi ing to furnish. In T^oeiitime she is being held in (■»unty jail. Evans is a priscuer in the city was made a:i and has asked for a trial. No end was set for his release. Leaves Hospital For Home '.ady b.vtr y aí-pí^aiO' rn;y d.i-e- 'ha: ra:l IL- ila: I ism Davis. 14 r ^'oy, who has he :D: d-='uh’p pneumonia t'al, has su'f:> 10 h- year old Wind n iTi-lcally h a I Bothw Í ; f\ tC t . i’:* n TO h ‘ Wednesday. F>briiary 1". known as Ash Wednesday, marks the opening of the Lenten season, a period of forty days set aside by the religious works for a time penance. Lenten regulations were read in the tw o Catholic chu:» lies Sunday, the ¡and in all churches where the Lenten services are held, announcement of the hour for services. The ^wo Catholic chiirciies. S'.. Patrick's and Sacred Heart, nave special services on Sunday. Wednesday and Friday evening. Calvary Episcopal church holds services ■vt ry Tl.ursday nighd. usually with u 0:P of town .''peaker. O'her ' 'KT-hes will hold «t erir:! seiwlces oi'tg '!;is Time. I he Leru*-n a -'T i - ;• -• < K.'us'cr Sun-iav. M.a: ■. 1: 2~. By 'fke Associated Pres.s. PORTLAND. Eng.. Feb. S.—A diver investigating the hatches of the sunken submarine M-2 in the English channel today flashed his deep sea light into the open conning towv y revealing the bodies of iw'o men. He said they appeared to be those of higher officers of the craft which sank January 26 with all 61 hands. Further .•«earch was temporarily abandoned becaii.-e of the necessity of rising to the surface but it was reported an a'teinpt will be made later t day if possil'le to remov^ the aplane fr :n the submarine''^ 'ranger, as its "EC • .re.- were :n- w:':; wu= k . of divers. Emmett Gibson, 23 year old Negro W'as shot and killed about 7:45 o’clock Sunday night by Police Officer Will Burger, w'hen the Negro who had attempted to break into the Arenson Clothing store, 103 West Main street, fled. (Jfficer Burger w'as making the usual round in the alley back of Arenson’« when suddenly the Negro rushed past him. Burger flashed his light on him, then on the back of the Arenson store, where the glass in thf* rear door w'as broken and an iron bar broken out. He called to the Negro to halt, but he continued, running east in the alley be- tw'een Main and Second street. He turned north on Ohio, the officer after him. When near the corner of Main street, Burger called for him to halt, or he'd shoot, and when the negro continued on, the officer fired. Gibson dropping in the street, just w'est of Ohio and across from the Cash Hardware (.Company. The bullet struck him in the back, ranged slightly dow'nward, pierced a large blood vessel and lodged in the groin. The Injured man was taken In an ambulance, accompanied by police officers, to city hospital number 2, where he died a few’ minutes later. Death, acord- ing to Dr. W. T. Bishop, w'as due to internal hemorrhages. Gibson made no statement nor did he say anything about his actions prior to being apprehended by Officer Burger at the rear of the Arenson store. It is believed he was conscious for a w'hile though, as he called Dr. Maddox, w'ho attended him, by name. The body w'as removed to the Alexander Undertaking establishment, where Dr. T. W. Bishop, coroner, w’ill conduct an Inquest at 4 o’clock this afternoon. Gibson, according to the officers, was released from the federal penitentiary at Leavenw’orth about sixty days ago. He had been convicted for violation of the liquor law’s, but had not been sent up from this county. Since coming to Sedalia about two montlis ago they said he had been staying at different homes,: and had no relatives of his ow’n here. They had learned also, they stated, that he had been selling socks to residents of the north side, and an investigation of this W'as underw'ay. J. M. Cain, who operates a store at Pettis and Ohio, believes Gibson is the man w'ho held him up w'ith a gun one night last week and took some small change from the cash draw'er. Jim Bucher, a Negro, told police officers Sunday night he had seen Gibson about 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon, and the latter w'as under the influence of liquor at that time. In the investigation made at the Arenson store show'ed that the Negro had evidently expected to gain entrance through the rear door. The glass w'as shattered and a piece taken out, and an iron bar had been pried off, it is believed w'ith a stick w'hicli the officers found near the bar. Officers believe he became frightened on seeing Officer Burger approaclyng and hoped to make his get-away by running. The police committee of the city council, J. 0. Bailey, chairman, Kenneth Middleton, David Roberts and Mayor S. B. Kennon, a member ex­ officio. met this morning, exonerated Officer Burger of any blame in killing the negro, and commended him for doing his duty. By The A.ssoclate« Press. WASHINGTON. Feb. S. — Movement to place $1,500,000,00 of hoarded money into circulation and to expedite aid to farmers from the reconstruction finance corporation gained impetus today in the capital. Col. Frank Knox, publisher of the Chicago Daily New's. w'ho has been designated by President Hoover to head the anti-hoarding campaign, began a round of conferences w'ith government officials immediately upon his arrival. Meanwhile, a congressional delegation from mld-w'esteru agricultural states requested the reconstruction corporation to set up a division in its organization especially charged with making loans to agriculture. Headed by Representative Knutson (R., Minn.), and Strong (R., Kan.), the delegation consulted W'ith Charles G. Dawes, president of the corporation, for more than an hour. Knutson said afterwards the proposals had been received "in a friendly spirit.” He added Dawes had informed him that C. C. Chapman, Minneapolis banker, would be the corporation’s representative in Minnesota. States represented at the conference W'ere low'a, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Another recommendation w'as: "The operations of the corporation W'ith respect to loans and advancements to country banks and other agencies engaged in financing the agricultural community in the middle west be segregated and divorced form the large city hanks w'hich do not deal directly w’ith the farmers in the making of loans, to the end that the making of loans and advancements to such rural banks or loan agencies may be accomplished W’ithoiit influence or direction from such city banks.” The group also recommended setting up loan committees in low'a, ANebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado. Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho. The loan committees w'ould consist of men closely affiliated and thoroughly conversant w'ith the rural banking and credit needs of their states. WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—Direct steps came from the administration (Continued on Page Three) RECEPTION GIVEN TO CAPTAIN CALLAND Captain Margaret T. Calland, now head of the Salvation Army in Sedalia, w'as given a hearty reception by approximately one hundred persons who attended services at the Army Temple Sunday night. The services were conducted by Sargeant Major Smith, and talks w'elcoming the new Captain w'ere made by Sargeant Majoh Cutler, of the Young People’s League, Mrs. R. A. Perry, of the Home League, Mrs. J. B. Shelton, representing outside church friends, and Lieutenant Carr. Captain Calland delivered the sermon of the evening. Her subject was "The Keys to Heaven.” There were sélections by the junior choir, and a solo by Will Gerhardt. ELKS TO HAVE CARD PARTY ON TUESDAY NIGHT The Sedalia Lodge of Elks will have a card party at the Elks Home, Fourth street and Kentucy avenue, at 8 o’clock Tuesday night, February 9. There w’ill be many attractive trophies and the affair W’ill be an enjoyable one, as all such parties given by this organization are. JiP) 18 . SERVICES TO CONTINUE THROUGH THIS WEEK Killed in Collision of Cars FORT SCOTT. Kas., Feb. 8.—Glenn Low’e, 21, Earl Lager, W'ere killed in The collision of their automobile with a Missouri Pacific motor coach at a crossing seven miles south of here today. Apparently they did not see the coach. Both W'ere throw'n from the car and dragged several yards. BISHOP WILL GIVE LENTEN SERMON On Thursday evening of this w'eek, the Right Rev. Robert Nelson Spencer, D. D., bishop of the Episcopal diocese of West Missouri, will preach at the first of the series of 8 o’clock Thursday evening Lenten services at Calvary Episcopal church, Broadw’ay and Ohio. Sedalians, generally, are most cordially invited to attend this service. On Ash Wednesday, February 10, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10 a. m. DIREaORS CLOSE TRUST COMPANY TO RE-ORGANIZE Suspension of Operations Is Believed To Be Temporary Fire Companiet Called The fire companies at 9:52 o’clock this morning were called to the residence of Carl Wishmeyer, 1223 South Stew'art avenue, where a furnace door blew open when gas was formed in the furnace. No damage resulted from smoke. PLAN TO REOPEN AS A NEW^ BANK MACfflNE GUNNER POURS LEAD INTO FEARED GUNMAN Vincent Coll Slain In New York Drug Store Early Today Rev. George Mc.Mackln of ?hall will preach each evening this week, 7:30 at the Cumberland Presbyterian church, Sixteenth stree’ ind Harrison avenue. At the Sun ij','!r.ing sesix united wuh ■he. chu'-.-h. American Private Killed I WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.—Re- Mar- i port.s to the navy from Shanghai today told of the killing of Private Julius R. L. Mertz of Los Angeles by the accidental discharge of a pistol in the hand.s of Private Philip W. (D:ern'-^-y of B'lifiowcr, Calif. Both were marines. By The Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 8.—Young Vincent Coll, who W’as poison with a pistol and most feared of the Gotham "guns,” got his load of lead In a telephone booth at 12:45 a. m. today. A machine gunner chopped him dow’n coolly and deliberately in a West 23rd street drugstore. A single slug tore away the nose the 24-year-old hoodlum so often had turned up at his deadly rival, "Dutch” Schultz, and the Schultz beer peddling domination in the Bronx. A line of lead, moving like a sabre, cut through the flashy coat and vest, and into his chest. No murder more carefully planned has been done In New York in years. The killer entered the little drugstore as Coll (recently acquitted of the “baby murder” charge growing out of the Michael Vengalli slaying last summer) stood in a phone booth at the rear. Several customers were in he place. Seated at an ice cream table near the phone booth was Coll’s bodyguard. The killer, a sub-machine gun slung carelessly under his right arm, moved slotvly tow'ard the rear of the store. He said: "Everybody keep cool. Keep calm. This ain’t no stlckup. You w'on’t get hurt.” He shuffled steadily tow’ard the rear, not taking his eye from the booth—one of three at the rear of the store—in W'hich Coll w'as engrossed in his phone call. Coll’s bodyguard arose quietly from his table, circled noiselessly out of the range, and slipped through the door, to the street. The killer paid him no heed. Standing w'ithin a few feet of the phone booth the man lifted the barrel of the machine gun, rested it carefully on left arm and pulled the trigger. It W'as seconds only for those w'ho sawr it—and eternity for Vincent Coll. His body slid down, almost doubling up, and wedged booth near the floor. The slayer backed out store. A companion, armed machine gun, was awaiting him there at the door of a sedan at the wheel of which was a third man. They drove aw'ay. A patrolman saw them and gave pursuit in a comraandered car. Another officer joined the chase In another machine. Each fired at the racing car, but ineffectually. The killer’s car wa.«? lost In traffic. Police expressed no regret over Coll’s death, but they ordered all known gangsters brought in immediately. Principally they wanted "Dutch” Schultz, avowed foe of Coll and the man who police said had offered $50,000 to the man who “erased” Coll. Coll quit the "beer racket” a month ago, police said. Since then, they learned, he has been living by the fruits of strong arming and ‘'chiseling” forcing gamblers, dive keepers and other criminals to contribute cash to the Coll bankroll under threat of being slain. Coll was unarmed. Police explained that he probably was starting out on a round of night clubs. On such occasions he seldom carried a w'apon. but always was accompanied by a bodyguard. His body guard on this occasion, police are certain, was a traitor, becoming the "fingerman” for the killers, that is. pointing him out to the actual assassin who, one theory had it, were Chicago thugs. A report was published, only a few hours before Coll’s death that Chicago gunmen had arrived last Friday by plane to "get” Coll. Less than a week ago tw'o men and a woman w'ere shot dead In their Bronx home by gunmen hunting Coll. in the of the with a Bothwell Hospital Notes Mr.s. Ima Fay Southard, of Fristoe, was admitted today for surgical treatment. Mrs. Anna Belle Gregory, of Tw'enty-eighth and New York, who I has been a patient at the hospital, was able to retinn to her home to• dav. Refinancing Now Being Furthered With Large Amount Raised , The Sedalia Trust Company suspended operation this morning by order of the board of directors, pending reorganization plans. John McGrath, who has been serving as secretary and treasurer since the death of C. C. Evans, ten days ago. made the following statement: “We took this action on account of the continuous w'ithdrawals by depositors since the closing of the Citizens National Bank. The situation was aggravated by the death of Mr. Evans. We have several plans for reopening the Trust Company and w'e hope the closing will be but temporary.” It has been know'n since MA Evans death that L. J. Mulligan, at examiner from the state finance dé> partment, has been examining th« records of the Trust Company. It was through this examination that a reorganization plan was suggested. The directors have for several days been at w’ork trying to refinance the bank to meet the requirements of the commissioner. This has been successful up to a certain point and it is believed that the remainder of the money needed will be subscribed in a short time. The directors are very hopeful for an early solution to their problem. With John McGrath and Dr. E. F. Yancey leading the movement to refinance the Trust Company, the plan is meeting w'ith encouragement and the remainder of the money necessary to complete the plan, it is believed will be forthcoming within a day or tw'o. If this Is true the Trust will have undergone a thorough renovation and will be reopened as an entirely new and sound bank. Mr. McGrath is subscribing to $75,000 of the $150,000 needed to re­ capitalize and reorganize the Trust Company and Dr. Yancey, it is said is subscribing $25,000, and with additional subscriptions already in hand it is said that between $30,000 and $40,000 are needed to» put the job over. If this is accomplished depositors will be protected in full and the bank will be capable of proceeding as in normal times and do Its usual banking business. Business at the other banks in Sedalia w’ent on as usual today and they W'ere functioning normally. There were no alterations in the policy adopted several months ago. Deposits W’hich are as a rule large on Mondays, on account of Saturday’s business w'ere in as usual, W’ith practically no withdrawals. This morning the Chamber of Commerce called a meeting of the merchants and business men who responded in large numbers. Chas. O. Botz, president, stated the purpose of the call and urged co-opera- tlon from every source, in the crisis confronting Sedalia and this community. "No bank can W'ithstand withdrawals and stay open. It la this (Continued on Page Three) NOOZIE ’ SooHe«. Q?, VU« Sown AvJiAib^ V4\U, Dousw* CROSS The QQIM Fair, not so portion tonight, cloudiness with Sunrise Sunrise 7:18 p. m. ...................The Temperature The temperature at 7. a. 28 degrees above zero; 42 at noon and 46 at 3 p. m. PHASES OF THE MOON New' moon Feb. 6: First quarter Feb. 14: Full moon !■ eb 21. I.ast ¿quarter Feb. 2S. cold in northwest Tuesday increasing rising temperature, and Sunset a. m.; Sunset 5:44 lì;, was

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