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The Depression Will Be TME NON-ADVERTISER. Standard Adrerttsers Tell Ms The Past Year WAS A BUSINESS YEAR THAN 1931 It pays to advertise. Already we have had the promise of some cracklin bread which we are look ing forward to with much pleasure. Then Monday the Dan Pepper family sent us a gallon of ribbon cane syrup made in Mississippi. Don't know just how dunking cracklin bread in molasses will go, but we are going to try it.

In the legislative program outlined by the Legionnaires at a recent meeting we notice where they are asking for an appropriation of $5000 to send a fife and drum corps to the Chicago Exposition. This will help the taxpayers of Missouri a lot, we don't think. All such bills should be buried in committee. The first mistake Mr. Roosevelt has made was permitting a picture to be taken of him kissing a good looking steno and permitting it to be printed.

We are not blaming any married man for kissing his beautiful steno, if he can, but it should be done in that is what we would do. Do you know that the Lions Club distributed about 1100 Christmas packages to children, the Auxiliary 55 packages to children of Legionnaires, and 120 packages in the County-wide cam- went to children of the colored! paign, with approximately $300 SIKESTON STAN Southeast Missouri9s Leading Semi Weekly ARD VOLUME 21 SIKESTON, SCOTT COUNTY, MISSOURI FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6, 1933 NUMBER 28 Power Plant at I Marshall Again Cuts Its Rates EX-PRESIDENT DIES TOTAL OF 598 MEMBERS TO RED CROSS SECURED IN SCOTT COUNTY According to a final report submitted last week to the County Chairman by J. E. Harper, Roll Call campaign chairman, a total of 598 Scott Countians renewed or paid for memberships in foat organization during the 1932-33 drive. A total of $1575 was col- school in Sunset Addition.

These children were seated at desks and the task was an orderly one for the Lions. At 7:00 o'clock Thursday morning seven men. ranging in age from 18 to 70, came out of the City Hall, where they had spent the night to keep out of the cold. where we wished for enough money to have given each of them a hot breakfast, but we do a thing except feel sorry for them. Such is life.

Another mess of mighty poor advertising for Southeast Missouri was printed in a St. Louis paper Thursday morning from Bloomfield, Stoddard County. expect every County in the State is hard pressed for funds but that is no reason why our poverty should be singled out and advertised to the world. While it is not exactly January 1, it is not too late to resolve to patronize those who have made Sikeston the best city of the size in this entire section. The International Shoe Factory has furnished the largest payroll, followed by the Scott County Mill Co.

Many lesser lights might be mentioned. The number of pages The Standard will carry will depend entirely upon the amount of advertising that comes our way. We are perfectly willing to print 8 pages twice-a-week but afford to do it at a loss. As I See It Wallhauten going to National Headquarters. credit of the several chapters the County.

Blodgett, Chaffee, Commerce, Perkins and other chapters. E. J. Harper, retiring drive chairman, stated that supplementary reports would be submitted from time to time as the collection of several memberships was still pending. wish to express my appreciation for the invaluable assistance rendered by the several church and civic organizations and individuals who worked to make the roll call campaign The remainder is on deposit to the said Mr.

Harper today. First Prisoner Caught By New Scott Sheriff Is Escaped Prisoner The very first prisoner captured by Sheriff Joe Anderson of Scott County proved to be an escaped Scott County prisoner, jailed about two years ago on a charge of auto theft. William According to records in the case, Ditto was picked up hear Manilla, by Brown Jewell and Sheriff Schaeffer of Arkansas, following the theft of an automobile from the late Floyd Widdows. The lat- Ditto was arrested Tuesday after- I ter was killed April 10, 1932, dur noon by Sheriff Joe Anderson, ing an air meet west of the city. Deputy Ira Shuffit and Constable Brown Jewell, who had been tipped off by W.

H. Deane, Constable of Matthews. Deane directed the Scott County officers to the home of the father. Ditto and Locar Grief sawed their way out of the County Jail at Benton and have been at large since that time. He now faces Circuit Court action on two charges, auto theft and jail break.

Cross work should be taken more he added, it In Sikeston alone, a total of 458 is the one agency which can be memberships were secured, and a total of $1125 collected. The remaining 140 memberships brought in $450 and came from Benton, Ancell-Illmo-Fornfelt, Morley, depended upon to furnish disaster relief. Even in our present economic distress, the Red Cross organization is furnishing valuable Twenty-Seven Scouts Attend Winter Camp Lawyer Mauled by Iowa Farmers at Foreclosure Twenty-seven Scouts from Poplar Bluff and Cape Girardeau attended three sessions of the Winter Camp during the Christmas holidays. On December 26, 27 and 28, the first session was held at the Troop 9 cabin on Three Mile Creek with Ned Emery, Jimmy Kinder, Charles Cofer, Paul Harris, Jerry Rapp, Joe Hoffman, Ed Nixon, Bill Seabaugh and C. G.

Morrison present. The last half of the week 10 Troop 9 Scouts under the direction of Bill Seabaugh, their Scoutmaster, camped at this place. They were Coy and Loy Welker, Roy Unbeck, Jack Lynn, Marion Shaw, Charles Shaw, Henry Claypoole, T. J. McFarland, Jimmy Williams and Robert Sample.

At the same time another camp was in progress at the Robertson Club House on Black River near Hendrickson, under the direction of the Scout Executive. The Scouts who attended this camp were Glen Mc- Dowi, Ed Me Murray, Robert Freer, Keith Babcock, Phillip Long, James Hendrickson, John D. Baden, Morgan Ferguson and Lorn Howard of Poplar Bluff and Chas. Cofer of Cape Girardeau. This is the second year that Winter Camp has been held.

Last year only seven Scouts were in attendance at the camp near Poplar Bluff. GAPE OFFICERS KILL 2 MOREHOUSE RANDITS Talk about hard luck. C. H. reports that he dropped the one and The law won another bout with only Christmas present received gunmen, this time in Cape Girar- last year, and broke the deau, early Tuesday morning, foot.

The left sox is still OK. when two unidentified men were shot to death in a pistol fight For thirteen years Johnny Ma- jseven police officers in a sec- lone has owned an automobile. The! on floor downtown flat. Although vintage 1919 Hup coupe now! 25 or 30 shots were fire, none registers 20,000 miles. Wednesday proved to be one of those days when the whole world and all in its looked dull, drab, gray, uninteresting, and poo pooh.

Or you ever feel that way Gasoline dropped a penny per gallon, and brought a ray of the glass panel and then of the officers was wounded. Six Cape Girardeau patrolmen, led by Police Capt. Chas. Schweer and accompanied by Constable Robert Reed, went to the flat on information that two men who robbed a cafe at Morehouse were hiding there. As they knocked on the door at the street level shortly after 7 a.

one of the men came downstairs far enough to see them to thousands of Missouri motorists perhaps the good work will continue. turned and ran back. crashed through the Capt. Schweer said, piled up stairs. Some of us went an the grade school front door of the which was 18 locked, and others broke down teacher Tuesday morning, definition of came the prompt reply from an alert young lady.

the back door. were two men sitting on a bed and another one in a hcair. of the boys told them to line afid he searched, but instead, lyewa two of theirt took put pistols anc! Not that anyone in Sikeston or even near the city needs one. but just in case, Dr. Jabez N.

Jackson, health director of Kansas City4 hands out a bit of In the first says the Doc- tCT, tne best and most healthful way to spend New Eve or any other eve is at home, and with nothing more potent to drink than water. But, he continued, as flesh is wegkj some persons are likely to Ignore this sound counsel. The doctor was ready for sueh an enter Sitoo wng other one, Frank Casey, who lives run to a And took no part in the fight. men ran through the rooms, shooting as they Went. JSvery policeman there fired some shots, and ho one knows who killed them.

Each of them was shot several times in the head and body. of them had a automatic and the other a The .45 was empty when the fight nine The .32 jammed after MCVOfi shots had been ing with the expected verdict, justifiable homicide. The bodies were removed to an undertaking establishment to await identification. Fingerprints of the dead men are to be forwarded to the National Bureau of Identification at Washington, D. C.

Above the flat occupied by Casey police found a high-powered rifle said to have been stolen in the burglary of the cafe at Morehouse. A slot machine stolen in the robbery was recovered in a Cape Girardeau restaurant when the owner notified police it had been left there by one of the men who was killed. Frisco Park Raided Morehouse, January raided the Frisco Park Restaurant here last night, stole a rifle, some cigarettes and tobacco, and about $60 in cash which had been left in the etsablishment. The burglary occurred after midnight. Officers investigating the case today said two men reported the burglars drove up near a filling station, looked the place over carefully as if planning a robbery, and then left.

It is believed they were the two who burglarized the restaurant. Le Mars, January a rope, 500 farpiers, forcibly prevented the foreclosure sale of the John A. Johnson farm today and attempted to recover a tractor which had been sold under a mortgage. They held an attorney until he wired for permission to increase his bid on behalf of the company for which he was acting, and locked up a Judge who attempted to telephone for aid. The farmers dragged Herbert S.

Martin, attorney for the New York Life Insurance from the court housesteps when he submitted a sealed bid for $30,000 on the farm. The farmers demanded that the bid, which was $3000 less than the principal of the mortgage, be increased by that amount in order to clear the mortgagee of further liability. Martin and Sheriff R. E. Rippey were mauled by the crowd but were not badly injured.

Martin wired officials of the insurance company, asking permission to increase the bid, ending his wire with: answer. My neck at Until he had sent the wire the farmers held Martin captive. Members of the party carrying a rope threatened to hang Martin and tar and feather him. He was released after wiring his company. Later the farmers stormed the office demanding the key to the Pew Implement warehouse, where a foreclosed tractor which once belonged to Joseph Sokolosky was stored.

Failing to find the key they attempted to storm the warehouse, but were pacified by Sheriff Rippey. Judge C. W. Pitts, who attempted to telephone for aid, was seized by the mob near the courthouse and was held incommunicado until the farmers quieted down. In Red Oak, last night, 1000 farmers marched on the courthouse, where the Board of Supervisors was in session, broke into the locked conference room, and demanded a 50 per cent reduction in county taxes.

They compelled the Supervisors to remain in session eight permitting adjournment only after a spokesman said: taxes cut 50 per cent, we pay a cent next Heart Failure Proves Fatal to Former President Calvin Coolidge at Northampton BULLETIN Calvin Coolidge, for the past several years the only surviving ex-president of the United States, is dead. The former college head and the thirtieth chief executive utility. This will be fully paid in 1940. of this nation died unexpectedly at the age of sixty years Marshall, January officials of Marshall believe this city has the lowest light rates eft any in Missouri. A new year's reduction of 18 to 28 per cent has been made by the municipally- owned plant.

The new schedule sets 5 cents per kilowatt hour as the top rate, with a low of 2 The 18 per cent reduction is for residents and the larger reduction for business establishments. It was estimated by W. F. Fisher, secretary of the city board public works, that the cut wont result in a saving of about $11,000. In June, 1931, a rate cut of 34 per cent for consumers of smalt amounts and 22 per cent for consumers was made.

The two cuts mean that rates have been lowered about 50 per per cent. Fisher asserted that the board of public works has found it possible to give the public the benefit of the earning power of the plant, and that the reduction was being made out of revenue. The original plant investment was $186,000, which is being paid by taxation and is in no way dependent upon the earnings of the BLUEJAY BASKET TEAMS TO PLAY ON LOCAL COURT FRIDAY Sikeston basketball teams will resume the 1932-33 schedule this Friday night by entertaining Blue Jay teams on the local court in a doubleheader game. The Sikeston girls still have in mind their 2917 defeat at the hands of Illmo December 29, and practice sessions this week have been well attended in an effort to iron out whatever weak spots might exist. Kline has been under the weather lately, and may not show up in time for the game.

Starters are expected to be Davis and Sells, forwards; Moore and Powell, centers; Frey and Tanner, guards. The so-called first-string boys may be due for a slight let-down if the opinion of spectators at practice sessions is worth anything. It is expected that Coach Sophomore FREE TALKIE TO BE GIVEN AT HIGH SCHOOL shortly after twelve Thursday noon. Mrs. Coolidge found the body in bed at Northampton estate to which the former president retired following his term in the National capitol.

His death was entirely unexpected, although for the past three weeks he had complained of indigestion. His physician ascribed death due to heart trouble. Mr. Coolidge had gone as usual to law offices Thursday morning, but soon after his arrival complained of feeling distressed. He was accompanied home by his secretary Harry Ross, who assisted him to his room, and received the assurance that will be all right after a short Ross then left the room, went downstairs and awaited the return of Mrs.

Coolidge, who had gone on a shopping tour. She returned about 12:20 and went immediately to Mr. room. He had been dead about 15 minutes, according to his doctor. GASOLINE PRICE DROPS ONE CENT HERE TUESDAY Levee Breaks Near Mahew will start his aggregation consisting of Donnell, I demonstration to be given NEW WELL DOWN TO 200-FOOT LEVEL Zacher, Bandy, Jones and Glenn Matthews.

These boys are not perfect basketeers, but they show promise of developing an unusually fast, aggressive five as compared with the older quintet consisting of Caverno, Moll, Mull, Lii i- baugh and Sharp. Sikeston followers of the game are predicting that the youngsters will be started against Charleston and perhaps later in the game retire to bench in favor of the more experienced Junior-Senior boys. The game will start at the usual hour, 7:30 A three-reel talking picture entitled will be shown at the high school gymnasium in Sikeston January 9th at 7:30 p. sponsored by the Farm Bureau, the State Farm Insurance Companies of Bloomington, 111., and R. Q.

Brown and Duke Weidermann, local representatives. This talkie is a thrilling story of farm folks. In addition there is to be shown the first issue of the National Farm News reel, showing the National Corn Husking Contest, the International Livestock Exposition and other features. There is also a 3-reel picture entitled featuring the Arkansas Wood-Chopper and Bill Bone, well known radio entertainers. As a local talent feature arrangements have been made through County Agent R.

L. Furry for a by the are nine in the flat 3 ssnrsJsrsst fak thy. running from room to baidi probably wff fcwak- eh touch foe worse for Well, they will need something to brighten foe day. That something is good old castor Ml. For a hang- ever, mix orange, one- Ihalf lemoft, one teaspoonful of room With Capt.

Schweer on the raid were Patrolmen C. M. Childs, John Wilson, Paul McNeely, Z. A. Ilut- Morria Huctstep, and W.

A. Yount. Casey, said by pehefe to be an terms Drillers of the Carloss Wall Supply Company, at work digging a new deep well At municipal waterworks plant on East Center street tOAChed a depth of 200 feet thfa 'week with a 9-inch bit. At that point the work was halted in order that repairs might be made to the mud pump, but poerations Were expected to get underway again Thursday noefi, Approximately 200 feet of 10- inch, and as much 14-inch steel casing brought to the well site this week. The next step will consist of reaming out the 9-inch hole, and sinking about 200 feet of steel pipe.

A 50-foot brass strainer has also arrived. Benton Meal Planning Club. show is to be absolutely free. Attendance prizes offered by local merchants will be given away. The public is invited to attend.

SEMO FARMER DIES YEAR AFTER COMING TO THIS LOCALITY The anticipated break in levees holding back flood waters of the St. Francis River, predicted in an exclusive Standard bulletin Monday this week, occurred between 2 and 3 Thursday morning when a section of the Missouri wall about 150 feet long and 6 or 8 feet deep went out two miles northwest of Kennett. Little damage was anticipated at once from the break although a great volume of water poured through the gap. Another break occurred on the Missouri side about two and one-half miles north of Senath, and workmen were concentrated at this point in an effort to state off the rush until the Thurs- dy morning break near Kennett. Local retail gasoline dealers Tuesday and Wednesday this week announced a reduction of one cent per gallon, precipitated, in part by a price war in St.

Louis where Sinclair led the way with a cut. Sikeston retail outlets are asking 15.7 and 18.7 for regular and grades, respectively. By way of contrast the St. Louis prices inaugurated Monday this week at all Sinclair stations the prices were announced as 9, 10 and 13 cents for its three grades of gasoline. These prices include a 4-cent tax.

OTIS BRYANT HEADS FIGHT CARD IN BLUFF Vy -----Otis Bryant, 158-pound Sikeston lad furnished the main attraction on a fight card at the Jewell, Poplar athletic arena the evening of December 29. A sports writer on the American Republic staff had this to say: In the main event, Otis Bryant, 158 pounds, of Sikeston, defeated Bob Stone, 160 pounds, of Marmaduke, in three rounds of fast and furious millings. There was not a slow moment in the boat. Bryant, a master boxer, successfully eluded the rushes of the hard-hitting and aggressive Stone and punished him about the head with a left jab and right that repeatedly brought blood from the Marmaduke mouth and nose. The first round about even, but Bryant opened up and took the last two.

Stone not outclassed by a long shot but was up against a more experienced man. The Arkanssa side of tb nver had its trouble also according to newspaper reports of two breaks, one two miles north of the Missouri-Arkansas line, and another one miles north of Bertig, Ark. Government engineers under the command of Major Summerville of Memphis were not greatly concerned over the last two mentioned gaps since water from tnat source flooded swamp lands veiy scantily populated. Gov. Henry S.

Caulfield late Wednesday instructed Adjutant- General A. V. Adams to call out Company 140th Infantry, Missouri National Guard, to protect from prowlers threatened levees of the St. Francis in Dunklin County. The executive order came at the request of State Senator Langdon Jones of Kennett, Sheriff A.

L. Lane and D. H. Robards, presiding judge of the County. The War Department at Washington Wednesday announced the allotment of $20,000 for emergency flood protection around the St.

Francis River and its tributaries in Southeast Missouri. The money is immediately available for rescue work and maintenance of levees. With the river expected to reach its crest January 8, fifteen government engineers and 125 men are at work to prevent more serious breaks with possible loss of life and destruction of property. IOWANS REFUSE TO BUY FORECLOSED PROPERTIES FIND RELATIVES OF LUTHER MOORE WHO DIED IN ARKANSAS Funeral services for Luther Moore, who died in a hospital in Helena, December 26, were held Thursday afternoon, January PLANS BILL TO REDUCE COST OF AUTO LICENSE 25 TO 50 PCT. Logan, January more than 500 Harrison Countar farmers protesting County Treasurer J.

C. Hammond received no bids today when he conducted a delinquent tax sale on more than 2000 pieces of property to be foreclosed. Hammond, after keeping bidding open twenty minutes, postponed the sale until January 30, and the farmers dispersed. As sale time approached, the Courthouse halls were jammed with overalled figures, quiet and orderly, many of them going to be any DECEMBER RAINFALL TOTALS 7.5 INCHES Total rainfall during the month i 1 of December reached 7.5 inches, Jefferson City, January according to measurments on the State Senator Jerome M. Joffee of government gauge here made by Kansas City said today he planned John LaFont.

More than one-half of the total, 4.8 inches to be speci- to introduce a measure early in peretta date set FOR NEXT THURSDAY According to an announcement made by Supt. Roy V. EUise Thursday, the operetta, Maid of the Bamboo which has been postponed since before Christmas on account of the pre- valation of flu amfthg the members of the will be presented in the high school auditorium Thursday evening, January 12. The cast includes the entire high school glee club and a few others. The high school orchestra, intermediate harmonica band the primary rhythm band furnish music between acts.

Qnq to the that he moved his family, livestock, and machinery to Southeast Missouri from near Eldon, A. C. Wolverton was claimed in death. He farmed on the W. H.

Sikes place southeast of Sikeston near the Little Vine Church. Mr. Wolverton thought he had recovered from an attack of influenza, suffered a relapse, and died Monday. Pneumonia was ascribed as the immediate cause of death. The family will move back to Eldon to make their home with an older son.

5, 2 at the home of Mrs. the coming session of the Missou- Clara Hunt, 426 Northwest Legislature to reduce the price Sikeston, with Rev. Leslie Garrison in charge. Interment under American Legion auspices in the fic, fell within twenty-four hours, starting last Thursday. The first real snowfall of the baking and two ounces of -convict who setved two castor oil.

Then drink this mix- Id quiistion turn. Von won't taste the 1 the A new type aircraftrunway th? JUDGE LATE, FINES SELF $5 ANI) COSTS the the will cemetery, Dempster services. Following Mr. death in Helena, Chief of Police Walter Kendall, was notified by telegram to seek relatives said to be living in Sikeston. Personal efforts on the part of Chief Kspdall resulted in finding that Mr.

father, George Moore, resides at Corning, Ark. Two brothers, Carl, of Corning and Charlie of Neelyville, and two sisters, Mrs. Daniel Stringer and Mrs. Don Headlee of Morehouse survive. of motor vehicle licenses from 25 season also occurred during the to 50 per cent.

The wouid just Two anyone- also provide for a and more on 9, and eight days lat- equitable rating for licensing. reasonable reduction in license fees should mean an increase in gasoline consumption from the increased number of cars which would be traveling the highways Joffee said. He said the measure is being sponsored as a measure, and that it would have the support of a number of legislators in both branches of the General Assembly. er the weatherman added an inch and one-half of snow. A rain measuring 1.65 inches fell December 20, marked the end of the snow-sleet period, and also ed curtains for winter sports.

No More Dances In the Armory fffcee which consists of mixing cottonseed meal with asphalt is being tried out at Malakal airport in the Sudan. pfefied to be in his fiat. The inquest was held is the flat not long after tite West Plains, January Will H. D. Green, presiding jfcdge of the Twentiteth Judicial District, believes in being on time.

He fined himself $5 and costs for being tardy at a session of the court at Alton recently. The Standard has a call for a typewriter, Remington preferred, by a young woman who wishes to rent for one month. Notify this office. Blades established Stella Bakery in Pogue building, formerly occupied by Eagles -Nest. U.

S. ARMY NEEDS TWENTY YOUNG MEN FROM THIS DISTRICT According to James Greer, Recruiting Sergeant at Poplar Bluff, the recruiting office in that city has received a call for twenty young men for service in Cavalry and Field Artillery forces. Successful applicants will be stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. Men to be accepted must be past twenty-one years of age, well schooled and able to furnish best character references. Application should be made at the Poplar Bluff office.

74 DIE IN MOTOR ACCIDENTS IN NOVEMBER FUNERAL FOR VETERAN MALDEN, CITY CLERK Malden, January services were held here Sunday for Charles Hill Bastic, city clerk at Malden for twelve years. He died suddenly of heart disease Friday night at the age of 73. He is survived by the widow, Mayme Bastic; three sons, John and James of Malden, Charles of Jefferson City, and three grandchildren. F. Delissa and J.

W. Hodges purchased W. A. Delissa Cash Carry Grocery Store. Jefferson City, January deaths resulted from The Armory, for many the mecca of Sikeston dancers, of the Friday night as well as the $2.00 subscriptional variety, wul be dark for some time to come.

So saith an edict by Major Harry E. 54(7 motor vehicle accidents in the Dudley, chief keeper of the State during November, a report'for the boys of Company 140th made public today by the Missouri Inf. National Guard, who mcidOTt- State Highway Department have a prior hen on the prem In addition tdo the fatalities 636: ises. persons were injured. I Too many empty moonshine con.

Accidents reported to the High- tainers left in nearby tore door- wav Department included 81 in St. ways, plus alleged indecencies Louis; 28 in Kansas City; St Jo-(certain young men during and I seuh 21 Jefferson City, 10; other ter dances, is said to be resp 686 iOT tadSThere i. report showed 82 drivers! dance hall available. who failed to stop in the accidents.1 see..

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