Grand Rapids Wood County Tribune, July 26, 1922

Grand Rapids Wood County Tribune

July 26, 1922

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Wood County Tribune, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1922, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin THE WOOD COUNTY TRIBUNE VOLUME XVIJI NO. 158. WM. P. HUFFMAN, Publisher WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WIS., WEDNESDAY JULY 20, 1922. FILLED-MILK LAW CONSTITUTIONAL COURT DECIDES STATUTE PROHIBITING MANIJ- FACTURE AND SALE OF SKIM MILK COMPOUNDS UPHELD TODAY (By Associated Press) Madison, Wis., July consti- tutionality of tlic Wisconsin filled-milk law was upheld today in a decision of the state .supreme court. The law pro- hibits the manufacture and sale of compounds made of skim milk and cocoanut oil in Wisconsin. Attorneys for the Carnation Milk Products Co., the plaintiffs In the ac- tion to have the law declared uncon- stitutional, have indicated that they would carry their case'to the United tales Supreme court as affecting an article in interstate commerce. Carnal ion Co. .Plainlifl" The attack ou the constitutionality of the law, enacted by the legislature in 1921, was commenced by the Carna- tion company during: September of last' year, in an original action before the supreme court to restrain enforce- ment of the statute by J. Q. Emery, dairy and food eommis.' The measure, which carried through the assembly with 12 dissent- ing votes and passed unanimously by the .senate, was strongly opposed at the time by the milk companies. At hearings'liefoi-e the legislature fan ers from all' over the state appeared, urging passage of the prohibitory measure as a means of curbing an in- dustry, which they said threatened the dairy interests of the state. The almost unanimous action of the legis- lature followed. With the new statute to go into ef- fect in September, the Carnation Milk company, most directly affected by its provisions, during that month before the Supreme court asking for an in- junction. This action was at .once con- tested by Attorney General William J. Morgan. Arguments were made before the -court April 15 of this year, the attor- neys for the milk companies, attack- ing- constitutionality of the measure. Deputy Attorney General Hoyt, repre- sented the state in upholding the legality of the action of the legisla- ture. Contention was made by the com- panies that the statute was an inter- ference with interstate commerce, and its application a deprivation of prop- erty without due process of law, while also in conflict with the equal protec- tion clause of the federal as well as the state constitution. The state contended that the filled- milk compound of skimmed milk and cocoanut oil was of an "inherently fraudulent that its sale should be prohibited under the police Morgan In Stand; For Semi-Annual Payment Of Taxes "Prairie du Sac, Wis., July liam J. Morgan candidate for govern or talked chic-fly of bis farm progran and the burden of taxation caus-et by overlapping 'boards and eommis sions in his address at the Sauk cou- nty picnic here today. The great changes in the principal occupations of the state were advanced by the candidate as reasons for favoring a semi-annual plan for payment of tax- Will Ease Burdens I favor semi-annual payment of Mr. Morgan said in reference to the issue. "The present plan of paying taxes once a year was all right wheji it was adopted; that was years ago when we gran-growing state. our only occupation. were a great Farming was We sold our grain at the end of the year and got our money ill the fall, and January was the most 'convenient lime to pay taxes. Now Wisconsin commerce and industry are as important as farming and the character of our farming is changed. Not Needed The present system accumulates sums in the treasuries of the and its municipalities months huge state before the money is needed to pay the expenses of government. "Twenty states in our union now use the semi-annual payment plan. If. Uncle Sam can give us four instal- ments in which to pay our federal in- come taxes, I guess we taxpayers can permit ourselves to pay our taxes twice a year." COMINGS BLAMES TAXES, TRUSTS FOR H. C. OF L ASSERTS REPEAL OF ESCH-CUM- -VIINS LAW ESSENTIAL TO RE- VIVAL OP INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE Honored By Elks ,'Shot Gun Charge May Cost Leg Of Vesper Farmer Victor Van Natta, living about four miles north of Vesper, is in .the Riverview Hosptal with a badly shat- ered left thigh as the result of the power of the slate to preserve the accidental discharge of a shot late Sunday afternoon. When gun Mr. Inequitable taxation and unrestrain- ed monopolies were attacked by Lieut. Governor George Comings, LaFollctte candidate for renomination, in an ad- Iress at the East Side band stand A'ed. night, as the causes, direct or ndirect or nearly all the evils that icset the people of Wiscvonsin today. Ic explained the high cost of living is due fundamentally not to a higher landard of living, or lo high wages nit tao excessive.Vr.6nts, transporta- ive dangers and father monopoly ex- ctions. Mr. Comings was preceded by Miss .da James, president of the Wisconsin Vomen's Progressive Association, and y Mrs. C. C. Rosa, both prominent in ivic and political affairs in the state, ho ul-ged the importance of women iking an active intesest in both local ml national governmental affairs, olomon Levitan, Madison banker and aFollette candidate for nomination for stale treasurer, gave some inter- esting side lights on his early life in the state and upon present day politi- cal and economic problems. The speak- ers were introduced by Atty. B. M. Vaughan. A crowd of about attended the addresses. Praise of Senator LaFol- lette by Lieut. Governor Comings was applauded at times, but in the main the audience was undemonstrative. Hits.Tax System The present system of taxation was charged by Mr. Comings with the re- County Judge W. J. Conway. elect- ed to Supreme Justice of Order of Elks. It is a high honor for the local jurist. Name W. Jarticular novelty, such a joint finan- -ial pool is something new. What does this mean to the farmer Briefly that: ONE: He will be assisted in the settlement of new lands. Such Jand tevelopment promotion long since has lecome a national cry. TWO: He will be provided with 'unds for purchase of land, equipment, iye stock, buildings and improvements. THREE: have a long term >f years to repay the loan, under the imortizatipn plan which collects grad- lally from the earnings of the land. FOUR: He will have supervision of :he government Federal Loan Farm Board. FIVE: If already on the land, he vill be abie'to.liquidafce-ejiistmg in- lebtedness. It is not for the farmer alone that( this understanding is launched. By de1- l lt farms and assisting new se-, <-t Elements, the business of merchants, bankers and others will ;row. Back of the project is a gener- d development program. co-ordinating problems, as well is finances of six stales, so far as he "in union there is strength" slo- jan is certain to show commercial re- mits. A joint stock land bank does not ake part in transactions such as are associated Uvith conimer- :ial banking. Its business is solely to up the idle dollars and send horn to the farmers. 'arm conditions have vitally change-'.f, d. The early settler needed little ca- lital or experience land wag cheap. Today, if we arc to increase land se- .tlcment, propel1 equipment, and bus- ness methods- must enter into the leal. Under government supervision de- 'inite interest-rates are established j. '.mount of loans gaged and other :afeguarding processes required. This undertaking is simply a mo- !ern cooperative way of making eap- tal in large quantities available to he farmers as easily as to' any kind :f essential business. Clarence Grode Purchases Barber Shop From Father i 3 make an especial appeal to tourist Clarence Grode has purchase' I tho barber business from his father .agles Plan Big Membership Drive; Initiate In August A drive for over twenty five new embers is planned by the local of the Fraternal Order of Eag- Membership teams are now scek- g now members and plans are to ld the initiation of the large class candidates within tho next month. Wausau acric drill team, said to the best in the stale has been en- ged ork. lo come bore for aylor County Woman Seeking Sheriff's Job Med Charles Pitzke, Deer creek, has filed her nomination papers for the office of sheriff for Taylor county. There are nine candidates run- ning for sheriff in the county, eight of whom are men. Every part of the county is represented. F. X. Grode. He has been employee, by his father for a number of year: in tho shop, and will take possessiot the first of August F. X. Grode has conducted the bar her in Nekoosa for over twenty years He will devote his lime now to tin Giodc Nash Paper Co., and to hi: real estate business. Mrs. Helke Returns From Postmasters' Convention Mrs. IT. II. Helke, postmistress., ol Nekoosa, has returned from Wausar where she atlended the League o! Postmasters convention which wa there. She was accompanied bj Mrs. S. Wbittlesey of Cranmoor. The convention was for third and fourth class postmasters of which then! are sixteen in the county. Near- ly all were represented at the meet- ing Mrs. Helke staled. Tornado Victim Fund Drive Shows Generosity Of County The campaign to raise funds for the iaid of western Wisconsin tornado vic- tims has been making steady progress in Wood county, according to County .Agent R .A. Peterson, in charge of the drive, who states that a steady stream of small contributions is being Many churches, and other religious, jare taking up the work, and Mr. Peter- son is confident that before the cam- paign is ended Wood county will have made a substantial contribution to Hie state wide relief fund. The boxes that have been placed in all the banks of the county are not receiving a great deal of attention, Mr Peterson said, and he urged those desiring to make small contributions to take advantage of them. Donations of all sizes are desii-ed, and the con- Iribulions of those- able to gice only a few cents well be appreciated as much larger gifts. Electi'ic gates for bee hives, which will register the number of arrivals and departures on the part of the bees, have been invented by a United States Government official, Postpone Mosinee Game The game scheduled for Sunday between the local Consolidated nine and tho Mosinee Legion team was put over nplil next Sunday at the re- quest of the upriver management. The postponement deft the Consols without a game for the week end. With the aid of a very delicate seis- mometer the shock of the Atlantic ocean beating- upon the west coast of Ireland has been felt and recorded in Birmingham, England, ;

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