Macon Chronicle-Herald from Macon, Missouri on August 7, 1928 · Page 1
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Macon, Missouri
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Tuesday, August 7, 1928
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r t - r ) l I j 1 I VOL, 19 (FU LmmI Wira. Uaiu4 Pre MACON, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1S2S FRICEi SU(1 Copy FIVE CENTS no. is ; l h "i U I I v nil j ,h ELECTION HERE GETS RED HOT ON T VpRACES Sheriff and Prosecuting At torney Scrambles Prove Interesting v y' VOTING IN SOUTHWEST Many States Selecting Candi-dates in Primaries ';,'. v' .' Today Following a drenching rain Monday night and early this morning, voters in Macon county went to the polls today to select a state and county ticket for both the democratic and republican parties. Indications this afternoon were that a record vote would be cast as ' most farmers were going to the polls and the majority of the city vote was being tabulated. , v I ' ' Interest in several of the races was "red hot" the sheriff and the prosecuting attorney's races bringing forth most comment. , - - The polls close, at sundown tonight and the fate of those who have spent , . much of the summer in campaigning will be known before morning. .KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug 7 (U.R) Voters in three Southwestern states V went to the polls today to name their party nominees for state and congressional offices. Heavy rains which fell in Missouri and Kansas during the night assured a laree vote in these two states. The " rain came down in a deluge, soak- ing fields and halting farm .worn. With favorably "election weather" in prospect rural districts are expected to poll a heavy vote. Foremost in the eyes of Missouri noliticians is the wet and dry issue raised in the Democratic Senatorial 4 .", nomination campaign, j Senator James A. Reed; wKdw the leader of this faction, has been vehemently in tiU annnort of James Collt, a wet. .' He has denounced Collet's opponent Charles M. Hay, of St. Louis, on account of hts dry stand. A record vote of 100,000 is expected to be cast in Kansas City alone., , In Oklahoma Gov. Henry S. John ston who last fall had trouble with a rebellious legislature -which sought his impeachment, closed his campaign with a plea for a "harmonious The contest for the re-election of Fred P. Branson to the chief justice of the btate supreme court is another fight that is being watched with interest in the Oklahoma primary. . His candidacq wAs openly challenged by several v newspapers, charging him witn in competency. Tn the first, thjrd and sixth dis mtt in Kansas, three-cornered con tests for the Republican nominations fn nn cress are holding the spot light A Bix-cornered raca for the Republican ticket also is a n.ijor attraction in thdrtn-flower state. With 23 candidal for the eight congressional nptwto- tions; six for three supreme bov itimt- nine for Lieutenant-Cover- nor and 12 for the other six places on the state ticket, one of the largest fields of candidates is being pre sented for the choice ot Kansas ers today. : ' Tn .AAitian to the primary ill - x. narfv nominees. Kansas Cityans also will vote on three bind iasues totaling ruu,vw .-.-purchase ; a municipal airport, traffic way development, and extension of the waterworks system. - n..-.. Will Fiaht says . NEW YORK, Aug. 7-WB- The today that mew ior vauj - Jack Dempsby had s'jned a contract with Tex Rickard to meet the winner of the heavyweight elimination tournament in which it is 1 hoped Gene Tunney'i successor win ne .t:. n;.iKrin Picket FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug., Nine arrests were made here today when police dispersed aooui v !. . ... ! Arrtortrart Printing Com' pany's Plant, where several hundred workers went on strike yesterday, Ti k-irtit'.'f.hA total arrests to 20, eleven other pickets having been tak en into custody last Wfc'M. Of Conn ' "Do vou Buffer with rheumatism?" "Certainly:, what else could I do with it?" Answers, London. OY CONFESSES HE STOLE AIRPLANE W. M. Sullivan Say He Wat Drunk When He Took it KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 7 W.B The first arrest by Kansas City police in connection with the. theft of an airplane was made yesterday. W. M. Sullivan, 23 years old, con fessed "borrowing" a plane from the American Eagle Aircraft Corpora tion which he wrecked when he at tempted to land the plane at the Richards Flying Field. Sullivan said, he had been drink ing and did not realize the seriousness of his art The complaint against him was brought by E. E. Porterfield, Jr., an official pf the corporation. ROMANCE IS ENDED IN ABRUPT TRAGEDY Two Prominent Judicial Fam ilies Linked in Wedding OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug 7 (U.R) Romance which linked two prominent judicial families of the state had ended in abrupt tragedy today with the death of Lieut. Thelman Lester, U. S. N., in an airplane crash near Sandiego, Cal. Lieutenant Lester was the son of Justice F. E; 'Xester, of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. His young widow, formerly Miss T h e 1 m a Phelos, is the daughter of Justice James I. Phelps, of the same court. The" couple was married here two months ago today in one of the most colorful weddings of the season, Lieutenant Lester obtaining his bride and his "wings" the same month. , Lieutenant Lester was killed when his plane crashed and burst into flames at the San Isidro naval school near San Diego yesterday. He was graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1925 and until his marriage was stationed at Pen- sacola, Fla. His widow was graduated from the University of Okla homa and prior to herjn.arrjage.wgs a teacher oi journalism. sne was also formerly society editor of the Oklahoma News. Lieutenant Lester's body was be ing accompanied back here today by his widow. Justice Phelps was to meet his daughter in El Paso, Tex. Nationals Magistrate Starts Modernization PEKING. Auir 7 W.R) A mod ernization camnaiirn is on here un der the auspices of Chu Feng-Wei, the new Nationalist Magistrate. 1 He has ordered Chinese women whose feet are bound to unbind them and Chinese men who wear queques to cut them off. Opium-smoking is forbidden under another edict. A BOONVILLE PRESS CHANGE Central Mionrian I Sold to Edgar S. Nelson.' BOONVILLE. Aug 4 Sale of the BobPvil'e Central Missourian by P T. Grimes to Edgar S. Nelson of the Rnnnville Advertiser, was announced here toddy by Mr. Grimes. Nelson will take charge of the Missourian Monday and later will merge the two newspapers. Mr. Grimes came here two years ago from Iowa, where he was publisher of dailies and weeklies m.'ny veats. Mr. Nelson has owned thex Advertiser, a weekly, now in its eighty-second year, since 192o. Eda-ar C. Nelson, who purchased the Central-Missourian, will change the name of the paper to the Boon-ville Dailv News, and it will be pub lished in connection with the Adver tiser.- Harriets Off Florida WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 ra A. hurricane of "considerable intensity but small in diameter" centered this morning off the southeastern tip of Florida, moving northwestward, the weather bureau reported today. It was indicated the disturbance might shift directly north, in which caBe it would miss the' Florida coast, though this was not certain. The Important One ' "Why are reviews always in the name of three authors?" : "The first writes the play, the second knows the manager and dines him" V " - ':-:"" "Yes. and what about the third?" "He pays for the dinner." Ptle Mcle Paris, . AL SMITH IS UftGED TO SEE ALL O F NATION Pressure Being Increased to Get Candidate's Consent to Long Trip ASK TWO MONTHS SWING Tentative Program Calls For Trip Through Border and Then Mid-West ALBANY, N. Y., Aug 7 Increasing pressure is being exerted on Gov. Alfred E. Smith to make an extended tour of the nation in his campaign for the presidency on the Democratic ticket. The governor has been told that he cannot adhere to his tentative program of a few speeches in widely separated parts of the country if he hopes to be successful. i Some oi smith s closest aavisers who originally ageed with the plan of a few talks, have about faced, and are now advocating a swing to last at least two months, and three if possible, during which Smith would spend most of his time getting acquainted with the voters. A tentative program calls for a trip through the border states and then into the corn belt. While he would be expected to make speeches on such a journey, its prime purpose would be to met him out ind mixing with the people "to sell" his personality. ? After a thorough coverage of the middle western states, the plan calls for a trip to the far west nd then a return to the east, on the seaboard, where the Democratic ' candidate would close his campaign. The only question in the minds of his friends is whether "Smith can stand the physical strain "of such a Tn Vie is in the best of health, but he has never been able to stand The governor himself is not wholly in favor of the idea, even though it hK been sutrirested to him by sev eral friends in whom he has the greatest confidence. CIVIL WAR RELIC BURNS AT CARTHAGE Ancient Elevator Building ii Razed CARTHAGE, Mo., Aug. 7 U-R A relic of the Civil War, around which the tattle of Carthage was waged, was completely wiped out fndnv when fire razed the frame elevator of the morrow kidder mm in? company. In addition to the elevator, iour railroad cars, an office building and an old warehouse was destroyed at an estimated loss of $161,000. The hm1Hinr were located two miles east of Carthage. A bridge near the mill caught fire from sparks but was saved. Loss to the milling pomnanv 'was estimated at $137,- 000 andto the Missouri Pacific and Frium railroads on the box cars at $24,000. The fire started in the top of the levator building. 1 1 spread auickly and before nremen irom Carthage could reach the scene the buildings were a mass ' of flames. Several hundred gallonsof oil stored in the buildings exploded as the flames raged, hurling splinters high into the air. . HAD PREMONITION Mark Lang Told Brother Car Would Wreck KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug 7 U.R A few seconds after telling his brother, Alfred Lang, who was rid ing with him, that a smashup was certain,, Mark Lang, 66, of Kansas City was dead at the wheel of his motor car. His car had crashed headon into a large motor car approaching them on mission road near Merrlam, Kas, , ' Lang was accompanied by his bro ther and his brother's son, James Vir gil Lang, 13, who was severely in jured. ; He was taken to General Hospital by his father, who received minor bruises. ; ' , An American jazz musician' who can play eleven instruments simul tancously has gone abroad. Maybe the word "escaped" belongs in that item somewhere. TABLOIDS HUNTERS POINT, L. I. Detect ives are searching, for 168 sticks of dynamite, stolen recently and be lieved cached by two bank robbers. The dynamite would be a serious menace to life, detectives said. NEW YORK Barney Depoka walked past a times square restaurant where a girl in the window was busily flipping flap jacks. He fainted. Doctors Baid he was suffering from starvation and sent him to Bellevue. BROOKLYN! Edward Bronikow- ski, 18, was arrested as the youngest bootlegger. , Patrolman John Sasseck alleged he purchased a driivk from the boy, who was behind the bar in his father's salooa. BRAZIL. Ind.; Embittered be cause he believed his wife had deserted him, Guy Daugherty, broke, up his ' household furniture here and stacked it in the; front yard as a "monument to a dead love." DALLAS. Tex., Leaping from his automobile to retrieve his straw hat, which had blown off in the wind, a mart here returned to find his car stolen. LOGANSPORf, Jnd.,r- Mrs. Ger trude Flook filed suit for divorce, charging her husband had repeatedly told friends and wighbors that he married her to obtain a home for his dog and himself. . EAGLES GATHER TO CELEBRATE 30th BIRTHDAY COLUMBUS. O.. J.R Thous ands of members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles gathered here today to celebrate the 30th year of its existence. " ! A Droaram of entertainment un nrecedented in Columbus was in store for the many dignitaries and lay IjOfirobors.. pjt . th ganization, with many prominent' entertainers taking part in the program which will extend through Saturday. The keynote address will be delivered tonight by Past Grand Worthy President Frank E. Hering and the welcoming speech of the Columbus Aerie and of the city will be made by Mayor James J. Thomas himself ah Eeagle. , Governor Vic Donahey, another Eagle of politic. note, will speak on behalf of the Stateof Ohio. Miss Margaret Balsiger, well- known Kansas City soloist, is among the singers on the program as is Geo. J. Mulhauser, Cincinnati singer. Rituals of the order will take up a great part of the convention time and the most colorful Mardi Gras ever put on here will feature each evening during the week. The organization t now' numbers 700.000 members. On May 30th, 1898, the first charter was granted the order,' and by the time the first Grand Aerie session was held in Seattle the next year, SO Aeries with three thousand members already were organized. The foundation of the order1 grew out of the possibility of a strike among musicians of the theatres controlled by the managers of the various playhouses in Seattle. While plans to remedy the existing difficulties were being discussed, the own ers of the theatres sat on a lumber pile and after discussing the situation, an amicable settlement was reached. "'.' It was then suggested that the theatrical managers ought to meet more often on a common social ground, predicting ; that a strong social organization might grow out of it. Before the meeting ; was ad-jonrned the birth of vthe Fraternal orir of Eagles took place. All Right Otherwise v Mrs. Murphy An do ye think he looks like his fathert i " ' : Mrs. Flanagan--Ol do but don't ye mind 'that Mrs. Murphy, just so long as the child is healthy Stratford Beacon-Herald. , , . A Polish peasant jury acquitted a man of wife-killing charges, saying that she was a poor housekeeper and it was no wonder he lost his temper. TheWeatliciv. Local thunder uhowers tonight and Wednesday. Not much change in temperature. BELIEVE MEN BENEATTH SEA MAY BE SAVED Chains Are Affixed to Sub marine S-4 Which Was Rammed By Destroyer 31 SAILORS ENTOMBED Two Officers and 29 Men Are Still Alive Seamen Believe ROME, Aug 7 (U.R) Communica tion suddenly ceased with the sunken submarine F-14 in the Adriatic sea today, just after the little crnft had sent a message to rescue ships that 22 of her crew were known to be alive and the work of raising the ship had been started. ROME, Aug. 7 (U.PJ Chains were affixed' today to the submarine F-14, lying 100 feet beneath the surface of the Adriatic Sea after a collision with the destroyer Missouri. Officials had every hope that with the arrival of calm weather the two officers and 29 men aboard would be saved. The submarine rammed the destroyer during manoeuvres off Brioni Island, near the southern tip of the Istria Peninsula, and sank slowly to the bottom. Rescue work was begun immediately. Airplanes circled overhead and despite the unusual roughness of the water, were able to sight the stricken ship. The Scout Cruiser Brindisi began efforts immediately to establish contact with the craft. Divers established "acoustic" communication with the submarine by tapping on the steel hull. In command of the ship were commander Wiel and Ensign Fasulo, both known as valorous officers who would be at their best in an emergency. "'." " . ' ' They tanned out that they were all right, and ,that the crew would be able to subsist for a long time. Word of the disaster was flashed to the Paola Naval Base, and all avail able ships of all classes put out under forced draft for the scene. Bv this morning, telephone com munication had been established between the F-14 and the scout cruiser Aquila, that wa3 standing by colse above it. A little later divers, with apparent ly little difficulty, succeeded in in- scrtinjr air tubes into the ship. Fi nallv chains were let down and div ers managed to encircle the sub marine with them giving hope of earlv rescue to the men imprisoned. Admiral Foschini personally is di recting the work, which is being hindered bv the rough water. Of ficials at the navy department here are optimistic over the chance of Taisina- the submarine as soon as the water subsides, particularly as the F 14 is of small dimensions. The F-14 is an old type of subma rine. She was launched in 1917, and is of 255 tons. Her length is 147.6 feet. She carried two torpedo tubes and one 3-inch gun. Her speed was 18 knots on the surface and 8 sub- tnprced. From early investigation by divers, it is apparent that the submarine was struck in the stern, although it seems not with such violance as to flood her compartments. Rescue work continued feverishly throughout the day, with two cruis ers, a submarine and six destroyers standing by. Undersecretary of the navy Admir al Sirianni visited Premier Mussolini and reported developments. Experts say that the F-14 has am pie reserve strength to .resist the pressure of the water against its huit. v .. . What Would Happen A negro was charged with theft and his lawyer decided to put him in the box. . ': ". "Sam. if you tell a lie, you know what will happen, I Buppose?', said the Judge. "Yes, suh," replied Sam. ' "I'll go tn hades and burn a long time." "Ouita rieht." declared the judge. "And you know what will happen if vou tell the truth7" . . 1 "Yes. suh." said Sam. "We Jose de easel" Vancouver Province. ' A whole district in Chicago is suf fering from a plague of fkas. FLOOD CLAIMS LIVES OF TWO SMALL BOYS Harry Clovis and Jr. Kethline Fall From Raft ; SALINA, Kas., August 7 W.B Smoky Hill River, which has flooded a large section of this territory, in cluding a portion of the residential district of Salina, claimed its first victims when Harry Clovis, 12, . and Junior Kethline, 10, fell from a raft oh which they had been playing and drowned. Neither of the boys could swim. Their bodies were recovered last night near the scene of the drownings., .)."' Smoky Hill River has been on a rampage for nearly a week as the result of heavy rains in this territory. The east section of town is inundated resulting in considerable property damage. Crops in the flooded district are a total loss and many farmers have been driven from their homes. VIRGINIA NOMINATES CONGRESSMEN TODAY Three Districts (There Have - Stirring Races RICHMOND, Va., Aug 7 (U.R) Democratic congressional primaries held here the political interest of Virginia today. In the three dis tricts where incumbents face oppo sition the issues have been local or statewide. Congressman Joseph T. Deal and State Senator John A. Lesner are the contestants in the second district, which includes the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk. The interest has been intense and a large vote was expected. nonirressman Deal has opposed the constitutional amendments sponsor ed by Governor Harry Byrd, while his opponent has made a clearcut issue standing as a Byrd supporter. nnnoressman A. J. Montague has Stood on . his record in the third district D.-C. O'Flaherty opposes him. Montague has been in Congress since 1913. A close vote was expected m the eighth congressional district, across the Potomac from Washington wnere the incumbert, R. Walton Moore is opposed by H. Earlton Hanes. In other districts, present congressmen are unopposed for the nom ination. , LABOR FEDERATION TO TAKE NO PART Executive Council Makes Decision Not to Enter Politic vrw vftttlT. Aiier. 7 U.B The i.U " , o- American Federation of Labor will be neutral In its treatment of candidates in the presidential campaign, It was decided today by the executive council of the federation. The decision to be mitral was reached after meetings of the council late yesterday and today when the members failed to endorse M-ner Alfred E. Smith or Herbert Hoover for the presidential election. The council had earlier heard a report of its non-partisan political com mittee. , BLAST SHATTERS WINDOWS Boat Blowt Up At Men Etcap Narrowily TACOMA. Wash., Aug. 7 W Hundreds of windows were shattered in Tacoma and vicinity and the eagle boat LaBlanca was destroyed when 12 tons of explosives aboard the boat blew up in the narrows here last nisrht. The terrific shock was felt for more than 40 miles, accompanied by a dull roar. Nels Christiansen and his son, Nels, Jr., escaped death by swimming by shore from the boat after it had caueht fire. ' : 1 The men fought the blaze until ft was beyond their control and tnen headed for shore. They jumped and swam to the bank just before the explosion. ' , Although showered with debris and thrown from their feet the men were not Injured. Dr. C. H. Myers of Cornell uni-cversity says farmers are wrong In . x , . . Jt, mmawmaum flirt- try IBs W jirvuuv-o ciiu"vt --' more desirable. Judging form the size of the modern apartment the tenant don't eat anything larger Ill 111 IVCIO, HJ YJ ( TV0 FATALITES DECIDED TO BE Jury Deliberating On Deaths in Double Illinois Central . SIX INQUIRIES REMAIN Nothing Introduced Yet Con cerning Huge Iron Pipe Which Caused Smashnp ; ' CAIRO, 111., Aug ' 7 iu.R) Verdicts of accidental deaths were re turned here today by a coroner's inquest into two of eight fatalities re sulting from the double Illinois Cen tral train wreck at Mounds, 111., Mon day; Testimony submitted by members of the two train crews, the Memphis to-St Louis night flyer and the night train from Chicago to New Orleans, did not alter the version of the wreck given unofficially yesterday! Nothing was introduced in '- evidence, however, to show just how the huge iron pipe which cause the wreck, found its'- way onto the tracks. SPECIAL GUARD IS ' CALLED FOR INQUEST Fear Held That Husband May Harm Young Lover ; LOS ANGELES, Aug 7 U.B Fear that Frank Melius, who found his wife beaten to death and then learned that for five years she had been in love with a younger man, might harm Leo Kelley- the young lover- caused police to order a special guard for the inquest Wednesday Melius was brief stricken over the death of his wife, Mrytle, and the subsequent knowledge that for five year Mrs..Mellus-Kelley had carried on a love affair. ' The wealthy husband returned home Sunday from a hunting trip and found the nude body of his wife in her bedroom. She had been beaten to death. In a closet nearby Leo Kelley was found. Immediately he said he was innocent of killing the woman. Questioning Drought out that for five years Kelley and Mrs. Mul- lus, who was prominent in social circles, had carried on an affair. They met when Mrs. Mullus went to the tutcher shop where Kelley was employed. Smith Sends State Police to Big Resort ALBANY. N. Y.. Aug 7 WB State nolice in plain clothes were or dered into Saratoga Springs today by Governor Smith to prevent gambling and vice, the governor announc ed. i The action was taken after the mmrnnr had received a complaint M " advising that gambling was flourishing' in the Adirondack resort, one of the'-most famous racing centers in America. Cochrane Family Reunion Mr. and Mrs. Henry Snider and. family of Shelbina, Mr. and Mrs. ; Charles Cochrane of Honnewell, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Murray and family of Honnewell, Ralph Caden, Honnewell. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Coch rane of Macon; Mr. and Mrs. George Brown east of Macon,. Mr and Mrs. Charley Oxley and daughter, ' Mis Esther, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Via and Mrs. C. C. Cochrane attended tha Cochrane family reunion at the noma of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Cochrane northeast of Macon, Sunday. . - Royal Neigbors To Mt Macon Camp 1604 Royal Neighbors of America will hold their . regular meeting Thursday night, at Tom Cloyd's Hall. All members ara urged to be present .Visiting, members welcome. - Daop DeaSfaiag "What have you against me?" "Nothing," said Mr. Cumrox. "t think I should like you for a aon.-ln- law." ' "Then why did you forbid; your daughter to see me?" , VI wanted to introduce an ekmenfe of romance that would Induce her to defy my wishes and concentrate on a young fellow for whom I realty hava a high regard." Washington E' ar. ACCIDENTAL

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