Macon Chronicle-Herald from Macon, Missouri on December 5, 1949 · Page 1
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.' ' .' . Fair tonight, lowest Besr 35 degrees. Tuesday totcreaslnf, x cloudiness and warmer, high- est near 60. Maximum (SnudayJ .... 49 . Minimum (Sunday) .,. 22 PRINTED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS t ream re ana r- . i Picture Service "Macon, Missouri, Monday, December 5, 1949" NO. 132 7 a. m. Today . . ' 25 "Tl TTv ii yJTT TiTi HV T Miners Back r In Pits After Brief Walkout 480,000 Workers Begin New 3-Day . Week Schedule . PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5-V (AP) j-(AP) The nation's soft coal mines were back in business today after one of the briefest strikes in that industry's history. - ' The 480,000 United Mine' porkers already hardhit financially FA by three previous 1949 walkouts IV promptly began to fill the mines at 12:01 a. m. (Eastern Standard Time) under a new three-day schedule ordered by their union 1 chief, John L. Lewis. The big 7 a. m. shifts reported in strength in Western Pennsyl- cania's rich bituminous regions. There were no reports of a continuation of last week's overnight strike. - In the, nine days before Christmas, each can earn about $139.50. That's based on their average daily wages of $15,50. . Can Enjoy Christmas That, with some back pay they have coming for work"- done before last week, means they'll enjoy Christmas. Even if some diggers are broke or short of money, company stores guarantee they can buy food and toys for Christmas. Though the miners are happy over the prospects of working, most of them are anxious to get back on a five-day week. It's almost certain Lewis won't order such a week until he has finally reached a contract with industry. And top operators show no indication of giving in. Top operators haven't budged since Lewis!, contract ran out last June 30. They maintain they can't afford to increase wages. And they want Lewis to tighten up the Welfare and pension funds which has been 'financed entirely, by' the. a0cnt ton vroyal-ties the" operators pay for all coai mined. ' ' ;j - t' Convict Killed by Kansas Trooper After Wild Chase RULO, Neb. Dec. 5 (AP) William Dunkin, as slippery a fugitive as ever cracked a police net, is dead. A Kansas 'trooper's guns felled him yesterday, 11 days after ithe Omaha man escaped from the Nebraska penitentiary in Lincoln. Luck ran out for Dunkin about 10 a. m. at the (edge of this tiny southeast Nebraska corner town after a wild chase over dusty country roads in the ad-Joining Kansas area. Dunkin's car, probably the tenth he had stolen in his mad, depserate travels, overturned at the edge of town. Kansas State Patrolman W. W. Smith, leading the pursuit, pulled up about 50 feet away and ordered the 36 year bid convict to "put your hands up and come on out" ' Dunkin answered with gunfire and the battle was on. Smith poured four shots from a 12 gauge riot gun into the overturned car while Dunkin answered with five pistol shots of his own. Smith fired twice more with a rifle. Dunkin didn't answer he was dead. Since Thanksgiving eve, when the convict slipped away from prison in a truck, he had eluded police blocks and manhunt nets one after the other. His exploits, marked by fabulous luck and fool bravado, had harrassed officers in five states Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, and Iowa. Red Factories Strive . to Hike Production MOSCOW, 'Dec, 5 - (AP) All Moscow papers today reported factories throughout Russia are holding competitions to increase production ln honor of Prime Minister Stalin's- 70th birthday, Dec 2L . . Special articles listed resolutions by workeri groups in vari- aiii InrliiEtriea itmmisinir in in crease output before the birthday celebration. ' ! ' f. ta SEDALIA, tSbj Dec.' 5 .(AP '-fat lather Ramsey; 85, died. here i Saturday. She was the widow or the late. Robert JUmsey, founder v DW a 'racket store that bore his f '. name '. . . '. ' . . i . ) i . . . i t Sccms-To p; J By Frank P. Brlggs J ' p b Over the countryside, seared fields and forests give mute testimony that some one, somewhere, somehow forgot to oontrol a fire, be it sl lighted match, a bonfire or even a carelessly tossed clgar- et and the result was destruction Tn these davs of heavv dry fol iage and brisk sharp winds, one can not be too careful with tire. Once started, a little innocent flame ran reach hurricane Dro portions and cause loss that can never be recovered. Too many folk driving along our highways forget to be sure that their cigarets are entirely extinguished when they toss them out the car windows. The'Tag may-lie there smoldering for an .hour or so and then preaK out into a flame that will soon have the entire countryside in confla gration. Hunters too. out in the fields and meadows, are warned that they may bring destruction to all the fields and the wiiame tnere-in, if they are not careful with their matches and their smoking. This is a time when care must h exercised. I never forget a den thnt T had in an office I once occupied. It was "Accidents dnn't haDDen. Be careful." And I'm convinced that that is true. AniilAnte ,fon hnnnpn. Tts the nUUXUCa v I lack of care on the part of the individual that brings sunenng nnd loss. We are all prone to chance on this or that which is the basis of the accident. We didn't take time to be sure. And sDeakine of accidents, I do not mean the kind x necessarily that the high diver in the circus act thought of when questioned as to the accidents he had suf fered. He answered "none." But you fell the other day .when you missed the flying bar," the circus owner said. "Yes," the actor re plied, "but in our business you do not have an accident unless it is fatal." Tit's"-exercise more care and Stop some of this wanton waste! a. Survivors of Oklahoma U. Fire Back in School NORMAN, Okla.. Dec. 5 (AP) Most of the survivors of the Uni versity of Oklahoma men's domi- tory fire that burned three to death and injured 21 early Saturday will be able to attend school as usual today. Thanks to the generosity of thousands, they are clothed again, have new books, are eating regularly and Jive in a brick dormitory. The two-story wooden structure they occupied, a former Navy Barracks, caught fire at 2:45 a. m. Saturday and was razed within an hour and a half. The tragic news drew an im mediate response of cash dona tions and clothing. The Red Cross was giving a $150 clothing allotment to the 340 survivors, many of whom escaped only in pajamas or underwear. One Oklahoma City church con tributed $1,000. University agencies arranged loans and credit for books and food. Survivors testifying at a hear ing yesterday failed to indicate a cause of the blaze. A Coron er's Jury ruled the fire's origin was unknowh and found no negligence by anyone in conection with it. Damage was estimated by Dr. George L. Cross, University president, at about $500,000. Business in Middle Again With Pull of Both Inflation and Deflation Felt NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (AP) Business is in the middle again. Businessmen all over the country feel the pull of both inflation and deflation, forces that appear to most observers to be closely matched just new. Winter resort owners in Tuc son, Arizona, are asking if infla tion is in the cards meaning easy- and plentiful money back East, and more customers for winter resorts. ' I A secretary in San Francisco asks if inflation is on the way back meaning rising prices for the things she buys, , while 'her own pay rises much more slowly, if atalL It may be spring before we know: Whether we're headed for another boom; whether we're in for sharper bust than last spring; or whether we somehow or other have achieved the unex pecteden , almost -painless r de- treat from postwar inflation to a lower, but a till prosperous plat- HooverWill Push Federal Forthcoming Talk to Emphasize Need For .U;.' Sr Economy WASHINGTOW Der. 5 (AP) Herbert Hoover is coming back to Washington to push along a new drive to reorganize the government as; a step toward econ? oray. The Republican former President will speak next . Monday night before the National Reorganization Conference. His theme will be one that some GOP party members are voicing as a rallying cry for the 1950 Congressional, campaigns a contention that expess; spending and high taxes are threatening the existence of the republic. Speaking at a non-partisan forum, Hoover is expected to stick to his main topic that widespread savings can be made by reorganization of the government. ' In a preview of his speech in New York last week, however, he covered a broader field He said that the principal danger to the Republic lies in the attitude of many groups in the country who thing they ought to be fed by the taxpayers instead of making a living for themselves. Agrees With Taf t This is the sort of thing Senator Taft (R-Ohio) has been talking about in attacks on the "hand-out state" which he, says is the Truman administration's aim. Guy B. Gabrielson, the GOP matronal chairman, varied the phrase by calling it a "poor-house state." ,r": Hoover said economy in . gov ernment is a practice, not, a the ory. He is likely to rina a au-ference of opinion in Washington over how much economy is practical. 'Senator G'Mahoney ' (D-Wyo), who aerees that wasteful spend ing ought tibe eliminated, said it's a lot easier to talk , anout cutting the budget than to do it. -. o - Mrs. Alice B. Stevens' Funeral to Be Tuesday Services for Mrs Alice B. Stev ens, wife of Charles Stevens, of Kirksville, formerly of Bevier, will be held at 2' o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the . Christian Church in Ethel. Burial will be in the Ethel Cemetery The late Mrs Stevens aiea Sat urday night in the Grim-Smith Hospital in Kirksville. She was born. April 9, 1879 in the state of Ohio. She is survived by her husband and three children. The body is at the Edwards Funeral Home, in Bevier where it will remain until the hour of the services. Two Men Killed, One Hurt as Car Overturns EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., Dec. 5 (AP) An automobile overturned on a curve near here yesterday killing two men and injuring a third. Highway Patrol officers said James L. Still, 36, Trenton, Mo., and John C." Church, 36, were killed. Troopers identified Church as a hitchhiker who had no permanent address. . Merle Vaughn, 34, also of Trenton, suffered minor injuries. He was the driver of the vehicle. eau of business activity. Perhap more persons think that inflation is the stronger force just now. They cite the pickup in orders 'which revived backlogs in such industries as paperboardT, shoes and textiles. They list the rise in prices, here and there such as, tires up seven per cent in a month, Du Pont's four per cent hike in rayon viscose yarn 6ver he weekend, and coffee prices bumping the sky. Supporting the view that inflation is coming is the quick rebound of atee! production after the strike, and the word today that Jones ft Laughlin, the nation's fourth largest steel producer, expects a hike in price on this basic product Other items are the easing of the threat of a coal shortage and the prospects of labor peace; the building boom; the slowly mounting cost of production in many Industries; and the steady - climb of. installment buying to record highs, Reorganization Former Rep. May Enters Prison for Wartime Bribery ASHLAND, Ky., Dec. 5 (AP) Andrew J. May, complaining of his heart and protesting his innocence to the last moment, became a Federal prisoner wor wartime bribery and conspiracy today.1 The 74-year-old former i chairman of the powerful House Military Affairs Committee succeeded in slipping without fanfare into the government correctional institution near here before daylight with the help of his personal friend John M. Moore of Lexington, U. S. Marshal for eastern Kentucky. May and the Garsson brothers, Henry and Murray, operators of a wartime munitions combine, were convicted July 3, 1947, for using for profit May's considerable influence as committee chairman. The former Congressman, himself, was accused of accepting more than $50,000 in bribes for getting War Department favors for the Garssons. Moore had denied to newsmen last night that he had received any committment order for the ! ex-Congressman. j First word that May had succeeded in a cat-and-mouse game with newsmen keeping watch for him came from Warden R. O. Culver of the prison. Disabled Vets Warned of Jan. 1 Insurance Deadline Up until Jan 1, 1950, a service-incurred disability, if less than total, will no.t prevent the World War II veteran from obtaining new National Service Life Insurance, or reinstating lapsed GI insurance, John R. Wilson, contact representative and officer-in-charge of the Veterans Administration Office, at Moberly, announced today. He explains that if a veteran's disability was incurred in the service any time bewteen Oct. 8, 1940, and Sept. 2, 1945, he may get the new life insurance or reinstate his lapsed GI insurance. The deadline is important to disabled veterans, Mr. Wilson said, for it may be impossible for many of them to reinstate their GI insurance after that date because beginning Jan. 1, 1950 a service-incurred disability will not be considered an exception for purpose of qualifying for National Service Life Insurance. The Veterans Administration Office located at 203 1-2 North' Williams St., in Moberly, is open from 8 to 12 o'clock and from 1 to 5 o'clock of afternoons, daily, Monday through Friday with the exception- of legal holidays. o Mt Etna Lava Flow Subsides CATANIA, Sicily, Dec. 5 (AP) Shepherds and farmhands returned to pastures and fields on the slopes of St. Etna today as danger from the ancient volcano's three-day eruption seemed to have passed. Lava streams which started pouring from newly-opened craters on the 10,758-foot peak Friday slowed to a snail's pace. The towns of Randazzo, Bronte, and Maletto were threatened for a time by the lava streams but scientists said the eruption seemed about over. Funeral Tomorrow for Mrs. Eunice Hackler Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Hackler, 89 ,who died at 3 o'clock . yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Epperson, of north of Macon, will be held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Stephens and Goodding Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by the Rev.'W. J. Wilcoxon and the Rev. E. H. Farmer. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, west of Atjanta. Mrs. Hackler is survived by two daughters, Mrs. R. E. Epperson, of near Macon, and Mrs. O. S. Trammell, of Atlanta; and two sons, E. C. Hackler, of Brookfield, and Ronald Hackler, of Marshall, Ma Her husband preceded her in death 25 years ago. The body is at the Stephens and Goodding Funeral Home where it will lie in state until the hour of services. o INJURED IN LEAP KANSAS CITY, Dec. 5 (AP) A leap from ,a second floor window of a burning house here yesterday resulted in " fractures of the left elbow, hand and foot for Miss Jullabel Stephens, 18. ' Damage to the house was estimated at $2,500. . Nationalists Pulling Out of Chengtu Capital Chinese Government Heads Seek Escape As Reds Roll Nearer By The Associated Press The Chinese Nationalist Government appeared today to be pulling out of Chengtu its capital for less than a week, and the third since Nanking fell to the Communists. A special 'dispatch to the Hong Kong newspaper Sing Tao Man Po said government of ficials . assembled at the Chengtu Airport before dawn for air transport to Formosa, island fortress 100 miles off the South Central, China China coast. The Nationalists have chartered planes belonging to retired U. S. Maj. Gen. Chennault ' for the airlift, the report said. Red troops, meanwhile, rolled on toward Chengtu after taking after taking Chunkking, the provisional capital only last Wednesday. Chengtu became the Nationalist capital then." Chiang Pledged Resistance The new moves came a few hours after Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, Nationalist leader, said the government would fight against the Communists, despite defeat on all sides. Czechoslovakia's Roman Catholic bishops in a new gesture of defiance against the Communist government's church control laws warned a religious fight may result if the states does not modify its stand. The bishops announced they could not submit to laws which they declared violate the laws of God and destroy religious freedom. The warning mas made in 2,-200 word letter, dated Nov. 17 and made public yesterday. The bishops called on the government to reconsider the new church law of Nov. 1 and decrees issued un der it "and to revise them so as to be in agreement with constitution of the church." Property Owners Can Still Select Tenants Desired WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (AP) The FHA says the new anti-discrimination policy on government financing or homes will not bar a property owner from picking the tenant he wants. Nor will it attempt to control in selecting a buyer if he chooses to sell the property. The new "rule is expected to go into effect in about 60 days. It will ban Federal home mortgage guarantees where written restrictive covenants are placed on record after the effective date. The policy was announced last Friday by solicitor General Philip B. Perlman, with the authorization of President Truman.. Confusion arose over how it will operate. In an attempt to clarify the situation, FHA Commissioner Franklin D. Richards sent explanatory statements to FHA offices for their guidance. The aim, Richards said, is to bring the government's policies in line with Supreme Court decisions thaty although individuals may be free to impose or comply with restrictive racial covenants, government support of covenants is contrary to the public policy and they cannot be en forced in court. I Funeral Wednesday for Miss Daisy Thompson Funeral services for Miss Daisy Thompson, who died this morning in the home of Mrs. Kaiser, who had been caring for her northeast of Bevier will be held at 11 o'clock, Wednesday morning, Dec. 7, at the Edwards Funeral Home in Bevier. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Miss Thompson is survived by two sisters, Mtrs. Williaim Van Cleye of Macon and Mrs. Norman Comfort of St. Louis. The body will remain at the funeral home. FORMER PUBLISHER DECS SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 5 (AP) , J. E. Farish, 91, former ower of the Joplin, Mo., flewsr Herald, died Friday at his rural home near here. He was owner of .the Missouri paper for several yeart.rior to 1908.;, Rev. A. R. Malone Ordained Here 300 Hear Sermon by Hannibal Pastor The Rev. Alfred R. Malone, rector of St. James Episcopal Church, was ordained, to the priesthood by the Rt. Rev. William Scarlett, Bishop of the Dioc-ese of Missouri, before a crowd Of 300 persons last night at the church here. The Rev. G. Ernest Lynch, rector of Trinity Church in Hannibal, preached the sermon and delivered the charge to Mr. Malone. Mr. Lynch used as his topic, "Abandon all Ranks, Ye Who Enter Here." Other ministers who participated in the service of ordination were: The Rev. G. Richard Wheatcroft, rector of Trinity Church in Kirksville; and the Rev. Arthur E. Woodward, rector of St. Paul's Church in Palmyra and of St. Jude's Church in Monroe City. The choir of St. James Church furnished the music with Miss Doris Gieselman as guest soloist and Ward Moore as organist. Came Hero In April Mr. Malone came to St. James Church last April after having served for five years as minister of the Methodist Church in Weymouth, Mass. Since coming to Macon he has become president of the Macon County Council of Churches and is a member of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Municipal Concert Association, and the Ministerial Alliance. Following the ordination ceremonies a reception was given in the undercroft of the church, under the chairmanship of Mrs. Tom Martin who was assisted by members of the Women's Auxiliary. The room was attractively decorated in the Yuletide motif. Grain Receiving Stations in CROP Campaign Set Up The receiving stations for grain in Macon County under the current Christian Rural Overseas Program which is designed to garner surplus farm commodities to aid the needy, have been set up, it was announced today. Grain may be brought to these stations: Farmers Exchange in Macon, La Plata, Gifford, New Cambria, and the elevator in Atlanta. The goal of the CROP, a church-sponsored project nou in a nationwide drive, is to fill 3,500 railroad carloads with bulk farm products for Friendship Food Trains for the needy overseas. rarm commodities will help fill the carloads for the trains, while cash contributions will be used to buy grain to further fill out the loads. The area chairmen for the Macon drive are: Mrs. Basil Soupes, Gifford; Mrs. Lilburn Davis, Goldsberry; Dean Dennis, New Cambria; and the Rev. W. H. Hansford, La Plata. Clyde Butler is county chair man of the oreanizatinn. whilo Clyde Alspaugh is secretary-treasurer. Corn Averages 90 Bushels to Acre on White Farm Thirty acres of Pfiester corn hybrid Numbers 170 and 392 averaged 90 bushels to the acre this year on the Mark White farm nine miles northeast of Macon, it was reported today. This corn was picked with a Woods Brothers snapper and was weighed in with' 75 pounds to the bushel for shuck allowance. Htmters Surge Into Ozark Counties For Deer Season's Opening Tomorrow JEFFERSON CITY, Dec. 5 (AP) Red capped hunters surged into the Ozark Hill countries today for the opening of Missouri's biggest deer season tomorrow. State Conesrvation Commission experts said all the signs point to the greatest number of hunters ever to invade the deer woods. Last year 17,700 hunters killed 1,-432 white-tail bucks. The deer herd has been growing steadily and this year it is estimated at 30,000 or more. The season opens officially at 6:30 a. m. tomorrow and ends at 5 p. m. next Sunday. Only Mis souri residents may hunt and each one has to buy a deer tag cost ing $5.15. Only one fork horned' buck may be killed.' K. '- , For' the' five-day jamboree the Conservation' ' Commission has mobilized all available, Agents In 'Oak Ridge' Data Reds Found, Witness Says Former Air Force Officer Tells House Group of Seeing Material in Suitcase with Note Signed 'H.H.' Hugh Keith to Randolph County Named Farm Agent There as of Jan. 1 Hugh Keith, associate Macon County Agent in charge of the Balanced Farming Ring, has resigned that position and will be come Randolph County Agent ef fective Jan. 1, it was announced this morning. Mr. Keith turned in his resig nation Saturday afternoon at a quarterly meeting of the official board of the Extension Service in the office of County Agent Clyde H. Alspaugh. He will replace Elmer J. Tur ner who has served as Randolph County Agent for three and one' half years and quit due to ill health. Vanderhoof Moves Up - S. F. Vanderhoof, assistant Macon County Agent, will take over the additional duties of Balanced Farm director on Jan 1, and in- so doing will then be come Associate County Agent Mr. Vanderhoof has been in Macon County since his graduation from the University of Mis souri in August of this year. He is now organizing a 1950 Balanced Farm Ring Association Mr. Keith who came to Ma con County two and one-half years ago, after his graduation from the University of Missouri, organiiod the Balanced Farm Ring after having served as As sistant County Agent for six months. i While in Macon he has been a member of the Lions Club, Elks Lodge and Chamber of Com' merce. ' He is married an the father of one son, David Preston. The family will move to Moberly on Jan. 1 when Mr. Keith assumes his new duties. Woman Believes Her Prayers for Aid Were Answered COUNCIL BLUFFS, la., Dec. 5 (AP) Mrs. Marie Turnquist was sure today that her prayers had been answered. Recapping the 60 hours she spent imprisoned in a tiny bath' tub 36 inches long, 19 inches deep and 19 inches wide, she explained: "I just kept praying to get out. I said 'Lord, why don't you answer. You have always answered my prayers before." It wasn't long before neighbors became aroused when she didn't answer the telephone. They broke into the house and rescued her. ; a Mrs. Turnquist said she was staying at the home of a friend, who was a midget. . -The home is widely known' for its miniature furnishings. o 10 Killed When Winds Rake Northern Germany BERLIN, Dec. 5 (AP) Ten persons were killed and 16 injured yesterday when winds up to 80 miles an hour toppled war-weakened buildings across North Germany. Five persons died in Berlin. the 25 deer counties and has hired special agents in some ar eas. Many went from the Central office here to help. In a last minute appeal the commission cautioned hunters to help prevent forest fires. The woods are tinder dry. The bt- Louis Weather Buereau re corded last month as the second driest November on record. Three planes the Commission's own craft and two rented ones will watch for fires in con stant patrols. Every lookout tower will be manned around the clock. Counties where deer may . ' be hunted are Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Crawford, Dent Franklin, Jefferson, Gasconade, Howell, Iron; Madison, Oregon, - Osage, Ozark,'-Perry, Phelp, . Reynolds. Ripley,1 St. Francois, Ete. .Genevieve, Shannon, .Stone4J.Taney, Washington and Wayni. . i f . jy jii i i. i ,-': i . j Bound m WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (AP) A former Air Force major testified . today he once found some "Oak; Ridge" material in a suitcase bound for Russia. He said there was also a White House note signed "H. H." saying "Had a hell of a time getting these away, from Groves.' The former " officer was . G." Racey Jordan, who has said the late Harry L. Hopkins, adviser to President Roosevelt, gave hurry-up orders for shipment of atomic ' materials' to Russia in 1943. . , Jordan was before the House-. Un-American Activities Commit-' tee for expansion of the story he told last, week on the radio. Jordan said he examined the suitcase sometime during the winter of 1943-44. . ' On White House Paper ' The note signed "H. H.' he said, was on White House stationary and he said he thinks it was addressed to a Mr. Mikoyen, whom he was told was "one of two or three of the most important men in Russia." Oakridge, Terin., was a major point at which .the atomic bomb, was developed. The hefld of the ' atomic project was" Gen. Leslie -Groves. , " At the time he was opening Russian suitcases, Jordan said, ho was stationed at an airfield at Great Falls, Mont., from which i lend-lease planes were ferried to ' Russia by way of Alaska. ' Before putting Jordan on the stand, the committee got from its own senior investigator, Louis J. Russell, testimony that the group has evidence of three shipments of atomic material to Russia in : 1943. - , Russell said he had no information that Hopkins was connected with them in any way. Denies Training; School Board Is Defying Merit Act JEFFERSON CITY, Dec. 5 (AP) Francns Smith of St. Joseph denied today the Stale Board of Training Schools is defying the State Merit System. Smith, chairman of the Board, said he regretted .h.t the board's ac.ion in re: iir.:ii.jP. D. "Pa" Sweeeney as supenn.e.ident of the State Training School for Boys at Boonville had been interpreted as defiance. 1 - Actually, he said in a letter to Ralph J. Turner, State Personnel Director, the Board takes the view that the Legislature did not intend for the board's director .and its juvenile training school superintendents to be covered by the merit system. . Sweeney was retained as superintendent at Boonville although he was not among the top three men certified to the board for appointment after merit system examinations. Smith, a former State Senator, said that if a legitimate controversy exists about the civil service status of the superintendents' jobs, the board hopes to refer it to the Legislature for clarification. 3 K.C. Negroes Fined $150 Each Here This Morning "V. Three Kansas City Negroes were fined $150 each and costs' by. Judge Harry J. Libby in Circuit Court here this morning, after they had pled guilty to an information in two counts, both of which were for petty larceny. The three men, Luke Wilson, Jr., William Edward Wilson and Roy Scott were each fined S50 on the first count in the information, and $100 on the second count, as the result of short-change money deals they were involved in on May 3 of this year when Bob Gross at Bowser's East Station, and L. W. Bryant of Ten Mile, each' lost $10 in the transactions. Luke Wilson, Jr., and Scott, paid the costs, but, not their fines, and were granted until Jan. 3 in which to do this. ( v '.;'.;' William Edward Wilson, without funds, was committed t the Macon County Jail uatil such tim as he can pay. his fine and costs, a Prosecuting;. t Attorney James Glenn handled the jew for th StBtftr . "J ',; .... i Th defendants had, no tttorr v

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