Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, April 18, 1923

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

April 18, 1923

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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - April 18, 1923, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin RAPIDS DAILY TRIBUNE NINTH 2991. WISCONS1 NRAPIDS. WIS., WEDNESDAY APRIL 18.1923. PRICE THREE CENTS CLAIMS SHOULD JOIN DEMOCRATS LOCAL BUSINESS MEN CONFIDENT OF PROSPERITY Ask State Aid To Pave Gap On Route 18 the INDUSTRIES HERE AND THROUGHOUT WISCONSIN" Kit VALLEY FACE PERIOD OP GOOD BUSINESS IS BELIEF That the wave of porsperity now- sweeping- the nation is already efFect- insr Wisconsin Rapid? and the Wiscon- sin valley and prospects for busi- ness in this section are was the almost unanimous opinion of local ess men who spoke ac a "How.Is Haziness" meeting- at the Rotary Club this noon. r. h, O. R. RoenFus, Bedford and'Il A. DeGueie of Wisconsin Rapidsjand A. U. Marvin of Nekoosa gave short talks ami ali but Mr. Marvin were highly optimistic-j The latter pointed out that while conditions were super- ficially good at the'present time there 'A as danger of increasing- prices chok- ing the business revival, particularly i.-i view of the fact that export mar- kets are limited by the unsettled finan- cial situation in Europe- Farm Situation Serious G- W. Gehread. supervisor and'iri- of the state board of vocation- al education, was present and pointed out that while industry was prosper- ing- the condition in the rural districts many sections of the country was aiai ming. He pointed out the fact that M-iigh ivages and short hours in the cities were attracting farm labor and that a serious shortage was likely. He commended A. N. Howalr of the Wood County Agricultural school for the woi k that he has been carrying- on post year in the part-time al schools heid iR various sections of the county. Mr. Roenius told of conditions in. the :i-'lustri -which he is associated, the American Caibonic Machinery Company. which. he said is now operat- ing- at f uH capacity with a total of 106 ir.en employed. He said that his con- cern. in spite of rising costs, -was en- deal 01 ing' to keep prices at the lowest possiole level. in the belief that that v.as the best means of building- sound .iis-i lasting piosperity. Indications, he said, pointed to a healthy prosperity uithout tne extreme inflation of the vai and war periods- Mr. Re-Jford took up the situation in the sulphite industry, v.-hich he said meeting- with prosperity because the genera' situation in the whole industry. He also was optimistic future prospects. Biir Construction Program While asserting that his business possibly not a good baiometer of conditions in genei-al, Mr. De- tiuere expiessed the opinion that so as -the Wisconsin river valley -was concerned, the amount of construction w 01 k either under way or planned was a ceitain indication of prosperity. Over .-vj.000.000 in improvements and new coiist.nict.ioi. work on water power pio- jectt. in the valley aie to be put through this year, he said- Admitting that his view was not a icgular one. Mr. Marvin warned against the danger of building too rap- mly on n foundation of atrificial pros- he said, "are telling us to buy now because prices are .going up. It 5udden ending "of" the piesent wave prosperity." J_ _'- A resolution was 'passed County, Board' at jibe session this morning calling upon 'the' State High- way Commission? to' furnish sufficient stare and Federal "Aid money from the funds provided by recent legisla- tive the four and one half mile gap on, state trunk high- way 18 between the village of Auburn- dale and Blenker station. The resolution -was unanimously adopted and called for the appointment of a commitee to present the request to the Highway officials at Madison. Chairman Chapman appointed three members of the County State Road and Bridge Committee and Su- pervisors Kieffer, Strauss and Feit as a committee. ,t Join Local Committee While no official act -was made at the Board meeting to include commer- cial association committees yet it is undertsood that the committees from Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield and Ne- koosa Chamber .of Commerce, and from Adams county citizens -will be -welcome to join the County committee to seek state and'federal aid on State Trunk Highway 13 in .Adams county. Routine Business 1 Reports of the auditing committee of the board were made and accepted. The report embodied the examination and report of. the County Clerk's. County Treasurer's, Register of and the city and town trea.- surers' reocrds of which-were stat- ed to in excellent shape. Re- ports of Dist. AttyR. R. Williams, Ex-Disr. Atty. Calkins and Register of Deeds Ebbe were heard this morn- ing. Resolution To Ask That Ean On Beer Be Lifted Madison, Wis., Apr. States Senator Robert M- La Follette would be asked to initiate in the next congress Such legislation "as -NyiiJ per- mit the manufacture and sale of beer as a under a joint resolution introduced in the assembly today by Assemblyman Prescott of Milwaukee. Outloook Bright For Railroads Byram Asserts w i (By Associated Press) Dubuque. of the country are betterintr their finan- cial every month and many should be abiCj to come out ahead ai. the end .of this, year jf or the first time in several jears, President H. E. By- ram of the Milwaukee St. Paul Ry.. declared here today before the Manufactui ers Shippers Asso- ciation- I i evidence fof recovery from war time desolation seems to be irritating to the "die hards" "who do not want to see the car companies he said, "and every time that some of the fortunate few railroads are able to pay dividends Lmuch abuse is heaped upon them .and they are sighted as fearful examples of profiteers. ''If the roads operate'at a loss they are charged with wasteful and ineffi- cient management. If they may have a little net income they are charged with gouging the public to pile up President Byram said. He .added that the car shortage was not the only handicap of the loads in meeting heavy freight demands. Ad- ditional double tracks and sidings, in- creased terminals and shop facilities, coalinc stations and .other facilities are needed as badly as cars he said. Ruthenburg Jury Not To Be Completed Today (By Associated Press) St. Joseph, Mich.. April prospect of completing the jury to try Charles R. Ruthenberg of Cleveland, charged with criminal syndicalism during "today's session of couit. was seen by either attorneys for the state or defense. Anniversary of Paul iide. Seventeenth anniversary of the San Fiancij-co earthquake and file. THE WEATHER Fair and warmer tonJcht and Thunn- lay. One Legged Dancer Sets Hop, Skip, Jump Record (By Associated Press) Cleveland. O., April Burt Sullivan, a one-legged man, es- tablished what is thought to be a rec- ord for one-legged dancers, when he danced 24 hours and 10 minutes. Newest U. S. NEW ALDERMEN TAKE SEATS ON COMMON COUNCIL REORGANIZATION FOR WORK OF COMING YEAR COMPLETED LAST COMMITTEES ARE APPOINTED Senate VWesjSPEAKER BITTERLY To Repeal FLAYS LA FOLLETTE EuemcsLaw OTHERS Here are four ot the elent 15-inch guns being mounted on the TJ. S. S. ship of tha TJ. S. S. "West Virginia, newest of the TJ. 3, navy. The obown here have a ranee of more than 32.900 Economy Resolution Would End Liquor Appropriation SLASH IN HIGHWAY AND EDU-; CATIONAL COSTS ALSO DE- MANDED IN HOPE OF REDUC-! ING TAXATION BURDEN' Petitions from" the Jtowns of Arpin. j Aburndale and Milladore" asking the i county law "enforcement officers to ger j O TJ J rlBCLQi For Coming Year law enxorcemenc omceri, u> ge., At a Beting of the Wisconsin Kap- WUhOUt the Assoriafinn romnnwr! I witnout tne composed of for liquor law- j fte Centralla high t--advi3ing-i-ther county the r I.ITC; other matters-pertaining to, Hgh schooi hela Tuesday eve_ ty -aifairs were mtroGucea officers fot COTKing year were f-Tl f-OWTl? "_l _-_.._.i _ .1 _ along tion violators-arid boardroa the county by the Chairmen of these three" towns anci committees appoint- this morning at the county board anai ed to out'the program, which accepted and placed on file. Fifty five Arpin residents." fifty six Auburndale and seventy three Mil- ladore residents Moonshine'Anyway The section dealing with the liquor will be of both, a social and scholastic nature, for the year. i Ac the election jhe following were elected, after their names had been sub mitred, by th'e nominating committee sometime ago: E. P. Arpin, graduate violations read as follows "Money has of the Howe high school, president: been -voted for the suppression of Albert Kellogg, graduate of the Gen- moonshine' but ail evidence points to j tralia high school. vice.-president: Dr. the fact that this money is being wast- Frank Pomainville, graduate of the ed as moonshine is still dealt in as Hov. e high school, vice-president: Mrs. freely as Ijefore the. appropriation Arthur Madsen. graduate of the Lin- was "made. Those whose -duty it is coin high school, vice-president: Mrs. to attempt to stop illicit traffic in li- j Kathryn Fisher, corresponding secre- quors should -do so without the addi- j tary: Ruth Erdman. recoi rional payment authofized'by the last j tary. and Frank Ricknian. nf thp rmintrv hoard'" I Committees Appoii session of the county board. Wants Retrenchment secre- treasurer. Appointed Following the election of officers the These three petitions identically; president appointed membeis to the worded declared that the taxes of the j membership, entettainment and facul- countv so high that they were, ty becoming confiscatory and that unless decided to hold the annual retrenchment in county expendituies was made the property would be con- meeting of the association the first Saturday following the giaduarion nscated for taxes. The petitioners! exercises at the Lincoln high school. concrete roads except bv state and fe- j deral aid. the dismissal of the super- J" Octooer. vising teacher and the combining of !_ a the countv superintendent's duties j June 1S with that of teacher, the dismissal of the foremen and over- seers of the county highway construc- tion and recommends that the county A banquet ami sometime in _entertaipnient association plan- ning for members. This not decided bat it is" understood that plans and for it aie ah eady underway. highway commissioner oversee all work himself and calls for curtailment jv- f. of all county expenses by the officials J Arpin Woman Alter Five new Members, successful can- didates at the recent took their seats on thejjjcommon, council last night at the annual, mid-April oigan- ization meeting.! Thelfnew aldermen aie: Ray succeeds John Eraser from J. Skar- wecki, who from the Fifth ward-tfRl'jHenke, who suc- ceeds M. J.1 Whitrock from the sixth ward; Burt who succeeds Einesc Appel froYii1 the'severith ward, and F. F.j Mengelj Jvrho succeeds Ben Hansen The first to wind up its business "'consisting chiefly of le- porfs of unfinished' business by the out-going committees. An. adjoumment was then taken and'the retiring mem- bers seats to make room for those newly- elected, i j 3 Praises Old Members Before the adjournment] of old council Mayor O. Ji. Roenius said a few woids in appieciation of the co- operation 1 which', has been accorded him. and particularly of the service of the retiring members. He mentioned especially the work of aldermen Whit- rock and jHansen. both veteran, mem- bers of the council, and expressed le- gret at their Alderman Hansen .in a short reply, thanked the mayor J and then urged upon the coun- cil the Importance of maintaining the tourist camp at LyofTPark. After the new council had, been call- ed to order Mayor.Tioenius outlined in a general; way the city's situation, with particular leference to the finan- cial condition, which he said was seii- ous. He warned the new aldermen that they would have many -requests for improvements of various sorts but with the city's treasury almost empty the next few- years would have to be marked by stringent economy. John Roberts was "unanimously re- lected president of the council. Committees Appointed The reappointment of all city, offi- cers and the appointment of the fol- lowing committees were approved by the council: Streets committee: Dan McKercher, chairman. M. Lemense, and F. F. Men- gel. Sewer committee: Feul Link, chair- man. Ray Love, and R. Henke. Watei committee: John Roberts, chairman. Henry Yetter. and Wm. Kraske. Sidewalk committee. Arthur Rintle- man. chairman, John Plenke, and Wm. Rickman. General business committee: HeniT. Demitz. chairman. Burt Nason and James Lynch. Finance committee: John Plenke. W. Kraske, Ray Love and J. S. Skar- wecki. The city officers reappointed were: F. G. Giikey. city clerk: E. H. Aldrich, city engineer: Dr. F. X. Pomair.ville, city health officer; Ed. Lipke. poor comniisisoner, and J. J. Jeffrey, city attorn ev. (By Associated Press) Madison, Wis. Apr. Wis- consin Senate last night joined with j the assembly in favoring the repeal of the eugenics law which has been in operation in this state since 1913. The measure must; be finally passed in the upper house before going to the governor. Eighteen senators, one more than a majority, voted for doing away with the statute requiring pre-nuptial phy- sical examinations, while only sfcvtf: A'oted in support of ,thel av.-. The lower house passed the Spool repeal bill without a roll call. HEAD OF REPUBLICAN" CLL'B WANTS TO SEE BORAH, JOH.V- I SON AND BOB KICKED Ol T OI' REPUBLICAN RANKS. i When the petitions were read and Appendicitis Operation placed on file, no indication of the dis- posal of the were stated oy members of the boaro. Mrs. -John Shear of the town of Ar- Riverview Hospital, j te'iay morning. April 17, at i :30 Air, Cleanliness, Bring Health In Spring Buys Packard Hearse i j u'clock. following- a recent operation appendicitis. Mrs. Shear was born 1 October 12. 1SS-S and was 39 years H, S. Wagner, local taxi mar., ex- 1 6 months and 5 days old at the time pects to drive to Chicago the later j of her death. pait of this week to drive back aj She is survived by" her husband and Packard Six hearse which he recently purchased for use in connection with his taxi line. The hearse is claimed to be up to 'date in every respect. Assembly Engrosses Bill a Jarge family of childien. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. A. Meilicke. will be held at Bakers Undertaking Parlors. Thursday afier- r.oon. at o'clock. The remains will j be buried in Forest Hill cemetery. With both the major leagues swing- inf into action and several of tha most prominent of minor leagues also betinninf their pennant races, today will epenmjr of the bast- ball season of 1P23. of gives mare tlian 1800 different styles of head di esses for women. To Abolish Armories! Pneumonia Fatal To Aged Town Of Hansen Woman (By Associated Press) Madison, Wis., Apr. assem- bly today engrossed 51 to 37 the Pola- kowski bill abolishing state amiories and transferring armory property to the community in which it is located, to be used for schools or other pur- poses. The assembly voted down 55 to 32 the recommendation of its committee on finance that the bill be indefinitely postponed. The eight armories involved in the bill have an aggregate value of ap- proximately and water, fresh air, and a gen- eral ceaning up of home premises are important factors in building up the physical condition of individuals af- ter the long winter, the state board of health advised in urging annuai clean-up activities. The board urges householders to set in order their homes and pro- mises while it asks municipalities to remove rubbish and ashes at public expense. A general spring clean up will do much to prevent sickness and to privide for the building up of the health of persons in the state. Canning Co. Net Profits Must Go To Stockholders i -j i j-1 i i j1 n Judge, in a decision that Henry "receiver of the Wis- Canning Co.. formerly thejGrand'-Rapids Co.. is heldi accountable' for the profits of "and" that ;the profits must be'efeditedtpn the' judgement held by theff Sampson, interests -when the building [machinery is put on sale, Monday, April 23, satisfy the held Mr. Sampsin. It ivas' disclosed that the profits of the company were but after taxes1 etc.J were paid the nee orofit was7 'which will be the net credit on the ,The balance still due on the fore- cldsu're proceedings' is-approximately have to be met bv April- the date of thi sheriff's "sale, or th'e property will.be disposed of tp7satisfy 'the "demands of Mr. Sampbn. In a statement today a representa-' tive of the Sampson' interests said. "You" may state that the Sampson Canning Co. will continue in business whether the judgement is satisfied "by the-stockholders of the'olcTcompanv, whether other interests succeed in -buying in on the or if vre are the successful bidders on the pro- perty as it now stands." ff we are not successful in" securing the property we now occupy we will stair up an- other canning factory- The question now resolves into one of two things: whether we have one canning factory or txvo in Wisconsin Rapids. Vacation Election Day, Not Blue Sunday, Is Aim Madison, Holly bill pro- viding that work be prohibited on holidays does not express the senti- tiir.ens of the author, Assemblyman Anton Holly, it author declared to- day.. He said that he had no inten- tion of enacting "blue laws" but that what he intended the bill to do was to make factories shut down on efection days to give all an opportunity to vote. The bill became ambiguous of con- stitutional bars to singling out elec- tions days. At a hearing before the judiciary committee Tuesday afternoon, the Holly bill was opposed by the Rev. S. Paterson Todd, representing the Wis- consin Lord's Day Alliance and the International Reform bureau. Rev. Todd said that he opposed the meas- ure because it brought Sunday to the plane of any legal holiday. (By Associated Press) Washington. April Borah, Johnson and La Foilette should leave the ranks of the Republican party and join the Democrats "where they Nathaniel A. toKt a large audience last night ufter his re-election as president of the Na- tional Republican Club. Speech Applauded "I want to see the time, and that he said, "'when men who have been elected by Republican votes and supported by Republican newspapers and ho style themseK es Republicans, but who at every opportunity assail the Republican administration, the president and his cabinet, are thrown out of the Republican party and thrown into the Democratic party where they belong. I have particular reference to Boi-ah, La Foiletie and Johnson.'" Fred Ehlert, Hansen Farmer Dies Sunday From Injuries Fred Ehlert died a.z the home of his" son. William Ehlerc in the town of" Ilansen, .Sunday morning "at; o'clock. About a' month, ago wMle Ehlert was doing chores around the, barn, door fell, pinning hini underneath it. He Iaid_ there about jiit Ms' calls lor help. His injuries were not thought serious at but Mr. .Ehlert and about a week -ago his conditioxi.bcame worse and his death "occurred Sunday. Mr. Ehlert "was-bom in Germany May where, he grew" to manhood. In 1S65 he came to America settling in Milwaukee. In 1S76 he came to the town of county engaged in farming and he lived until his death. He was married November 26th. 1871. to Miss Hannah. Graenwald of Milwau- kee." Three children were bom to them. one daughter preceding her father in death twenty years ago. Mr. Ehlert is survived by Ms widow one William, of the town of Han- sen, and one daughter. Anna. Mrs. An- drew Fisher, of the tov.Tt of Sigel. Funeral services weie held Wednes- day ac p. rc. from the house and at iv. o o'clock at the Ei angelical Lu- theian St. Paul's church at Seneca, W. V.'url oficiating. Burial v.as made in die cemetery adjoining the chin ch. Purchase New Taxi Mrs. Fogeltze Rolsma of the town of Hansen, passed away Tuesday after- i Daly Knutson, owners of the noon, April If at o'clock, at Riv- erview Hospital, from an illness of bronchial pneumonia. The deceased was born in Holland, August 4, 1S35. She came to this country, forty-four years ago where she lias made her home ever since. Funeral services will he held Thurs- day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baker Undertaking Parlors. Inteiment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Gi-and avenue taxi station, have an- nounced the purchase of a new Buick seven passenger enclosed car which they will use to replace the one dam- aged early Sunday morning. In a statement today Mr. Daly said. ''We have decided to make safety our motto and in following this course we to announce that the driver who figured in the accident Is no longer connected with the firm." California Man Camps In Church; Saves Rent (By Associated Press) Long Beach. CaL. April M. Jving-, draftsman of Sale Lake City. Utah, was discovered by police here practicing a new method of a-.ouiing the high rent pi obi em. Police found him in a Methodist church here frying ham and eggs over a gas stove. At the police station it was found that he had a sum of money on his person and a bank book an his pocket showing a balance of Sl.iOO. "Well, it's this way." King said. are so high that I decided that inasmuch as churches are only one day out of seven that I might as well occupy one and save room rent." Assembly Opposed To Any Changes In The Blue Law (By Associated Press) Madison. Wis.. Apr. assem- bly today went on record as opposed to any change in the Wisconsin senate blue law. By a vote of 48 to 3? it killed the Graham bill which -would legalized Sunday shows, games, entertainments, dancing and other di- versions. In killing the bill the as- sembly overruled the judiciary com- mittee which had recommended pass- age. Leaves To Attend Family Reunion In Wichita, Kas. W. E. Dunn will leave Thursday morning for Wichita, Kansas, to at- tend a famiiy reunion in celebration of the fifty-fifth wedding anniversary of his paients. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Dunn, which will be held April 29th. The family consisting of four sons and one daughter are all living and will he piesent on the happy occasion. Fire Destroys Hotel (By Associated Press) Bay St. Louis, Miss., Apr. Bay Hotel was destroyed by fire early- today with a loss estimated at The guests escaped unhurt. The origin of the fire was undetermined. Fond du Lac. Wis.. April neys for John Van Buren, Sr. and Mrs. Hatt5e Peters, defendants in the Wil- lie Peters, Waupun. wel! death case, are prepared to file affidavits for a change of venue with Judge" Fowler. Announcement of this contemplated step was made yesterday by Eugene Clifford of Juneau county, attorney for the defendant, who said that he did not believe that it would he to secure a fair trial in Fond