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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - June 8, 1923, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin DAILY TRIBUNE TENTH 3033. SENATOR'S WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WIS., FRIDAY. JUNE 8j 1923. PRICE THREE CENT! DELAYS TAX BILL THREE PROVISIONS OF SEVERSON LAW ARE STILL INTACT RECENT DECISION OF SUPREME COURT GREATLY DECREASES EFFICIENCY OF STATE LAW LOCAL ATTORNEY HOLDS Attorney C. E. Briere, who has made a thorough study of the Sever- lav.- since us' passage and has fol- court (tattles in which' the con- stitutionality of the- Jaw has been ques- tioned, in a statement toddy, regard- ing- the recent decisiuii the Wiscon- sin supreme court in which it waj found that the of private citi- zens must upheld even at the ex- pense of the prohibition law, which. according to Justice Eschweiler. who rendered the decision, violated these found that the rghts of private citi- rlght, said in his opinion, only three provisions of the Severson law are still intact. They are: A person may be convicted if it is proved that liquor is actually sold by him. A person may be convicted if it is actually proved that- liquor is manu- factured by liim. A person licensed under the Sever- son law to sell soft drinks may be con- victed of unlawful possession of liquor if it is. found in his possession, but only- the premises of a licensed person may be entered by prohibition officers or any other officer and searched with- out search "warrant- andun -.this" event, the supreme court decision holds, "the >earch must be confined to the actual business premises or places easily ac- cessable, such as an adjoining- room, anil to search the owner or bartender j. search warrant must be obtained. This interpretation was given, in the case where prohibition officers had a warrant to search a licensed place opf-rated by a person named Pecka. but found liquor in the posses- sion of Jokosh. This warrant covered the premises only and the search was nut authorized by law. League Counsel Talks B. N. Hicks, legislative counsel of tlis: league, in a statement to the Associated Press today, at Madison, pointed out that possession liquor in homes never was prohibit- ed by the Seve-rson law. "In this respect, Mr. Hicks said, "the- law is less stringent than the Vol- stead act. which prohibits possession a> as sale. The supreme court decision, which Mary Bastie." Mr. Hicks said, ''merely .-aid that the defendant in this, case had not violated the provision of the Severson lav.- for the reason that she had the liquor in the kitchen of her home next to the room -which had for- merly been used to sell non-intoxicat- ing' Honor under license, which had Ijeen revoked prior to the time of the Will Use HIGHWAY Local Violations To Test Law ORDINANCE VETOED CHARGE T M R K E Youlh Hurt in Accident py II i WAQ nnCMII 10 Stricken With Tetanus OF INTEREST. Cecil Morgan of Nekoosa. who with H' Densmore. Buchanan Two cases, one in which Chris Sie-, mienski, town of Wood, is the was injured when the auto- ant, and the other in which Car! Erick- j they were riding went son and Wesley Clapper, both resi- dents of this vicinity, are the defend- ants, will be used as test cases of the recent supreme court interpretation of the state dry lav.- following- announce- ment from Wil- liams that he would jn-osecute Sie- mienski for possession o'f still and liquor and the other two for having liquor in their possession. Both cases will come up for preliminary hearing in a short time and will be watched with interest by both wet and dry ad- vocates. Find Booze and Slill Sieniienski was-arrested Wednesday by Deputy, Severns, Pittsviile, who, armed search' warrant search- ed the premises of Siemienski and found a still, not in operation, and a pint of bsoze. When arraigned in Judge PomainviUe's court, Thursday, he was granted an adjournment until June 20 and was released under cash bonds. According to Siemienski he had been making booze for -his own consump- tion, but has not made any for the past two years. According to the in- terpretation of many lawyers a con- viction on. the grounds of manufacture through the guard fence on Highway 10 near Springville on the morning of May 23, iias developed tetanus and is at Riverview hospital. According to the Nekoosa physician who is attending him, no immediate anxiety is felt over Morgan's condi- tion. His jaws are set so that he can his SAYS ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY COUNCIL TUESDAY GOES TOO FAR TO SEKVK USEFUL PUR- POSE Veto of the arterial highway ordin- ance passed by the common council at i IK meeting: Tuesday, 'evening- was an- nounced todaV by Mayor 0. It. _Roe- iiius. This is the first" time since he took oiiice a. yeaifago. that Mayor Morgan undoubtedly received the te- tanus Infection through the scratches which he received in the Spring-vine accident, it is said. Big T.B. Fund Successful; Expect Veto (By Associated Press) Maciiscn. "Wis, Vvis. June S.- -T h e onlv be obtained when booze is j Schumann 1" bill appropriating Sl.- found in fhe.actuah process .of manu- facture. In this case "it Continued on page 7 SENATE ENGROSSES WEIGHT TAX BILL .annually 'for bo'vine' tuber- unanimously passed by the senate last night, after attempts had unsuc- cessfully been made to -reduce the amount- to and Senator Haber said that he could announce for the governor that rhe appropriate bill would be j vetoed, should it go through b o r h He declared that funds are v houses- Mr. Hicks declared that the anil- prohibition had little reason for jubilation over the coun holdings. Court Decisions In a series of decisions, thfi supreme ooiirt. has ruitrd ihat: Nr, fK-rsr.n who is not licensee! to sHi soft drinks under the Seversoii !uw may be convicted of unlawful pos- session of lujiior. although a barrel of BV A VOTE OF 17-l-T THE HIGH- WAY COMMITTEE'S BILL GOES THRO U C H UPPER HOUSE; MATE OF GAS-TAX BILL. not available in the treasury to vote I it. His amendment -cutting the amount to was defeated" (By Associated Press) Madison. Wis.. June senate early this morning, engrossed 17 to 14 the highway committee vegiht tax bill imposing a graduated fee upon auto- mobiles, ranging from' to Will Raise The measure would raise annually from car owners and is a companion to the two cent gasoline tax bill recently advanced. -The upper house vote came after a that- extended through the morning and was renewed at night, continuing until well! past midnight. Application of this fee ranging from SlO to would produce to go into a central fund, together -with the from the gasoline tax. Of this total of seventy-five per cent would go to the state for con- struction and maintenance of "a 10.000 mile state trunk highway system, and the twenty-five per cent Temaining' would be returned to the counties to used as the county boards direct. Blue Laws Survive The Wisconsin blue laws survived an attack directed at them in the senate when "PP h.ouse? :l VMe may be found in his possession. The'person of no individual may j l.y any prohibition or other without a search warrant- No automobile may be soarchpd for j iinuor eise a i. of 3S to 12 killed Grahn bill, ai- ready passed by the assembly legaliz- Coniinued OJT Manitov let for a the Manitowoc here, it :s an- by A" 35. president of the company. ing- Sunday amusements, shows, sports and dances. Advance Credits Bill The Price joint resolution, ainend- jc the constitution so as to empower the state to establish a system of rural credits for the development of its agri- Comracus haw Wn waf addition to Search for Girl Slayer Extended to Milwaukee adopted by the council, went too far in including streets far from the center o. the city where there is no real siee-l1 of such stringent ti-aftic regulation. j Favors Principal j "T :im in favor of aril arterial high- way ordinance that will serve a real j the mayor said, "but I feel that the measure adopted by the coun- cil defeats its own purpose by subject- ing motorists to a needless inconveni- ence. It was my hope that the council would acopt an ordinance designating: the main route through the business district as an arterial highway, and possibly also Oak Third, and I think there-is still a possibility of such action being taken- at the next meeting. Hit Roads ._- The arterial highway ordinance adopted Tuesday evening- designated sections of all state trunk roads en- tering- die .city as arterial highv.-ays. and; requiring- all vehicles to to a full stop before entering- them from side streets. Conversation with automobile driv- ers and other citizens convinced him that there was ne popular approval of the ordinance as adopted, the mayor S CityPoin tMa n Badlylnjured In Explosion -John Christiansen of C i t y Point is at Rives-view Hospital with both eyes apparently out and with other injuries that may prove fatai as the result of the premature ex- plosion of a charge of dynamite with which he was attempting 10 blast a j stump yesterday. Believing that a fuse to which he had touched a match had not ignited. Christiansen was attempting to light it again when the full charge explod- ed within a few feet of him. At ilit hospital it was found that he had suf- fered a great number of severe flesK wounds in all parts of his body, pur- RUMOR FOUL PLAY IN DISAPPEARANCE OF BARNEY MORAN UPPEK HOUSE TIED UP UNDER RLU-: WHILE STATE POLICE ARE TO FIND MISSING SOLON. President Harding, In the fez of Aladdin Temple, Columbus. O-. -which he is a member, snapped as 'he rode in the parade the Shr-n- ers at Washington. D. C. ST. PAUL GRANT AIDS FORD PLANS ticularly ders. about his ce and shoul- Shriners Leave Washington As Con vention Closes FLIVVER MAGNATE WILL SHOW AMERICAN PEOPLE HOW TO PUT IDLE WATER POWER TO WORK (By Associated Press) Washington, June three Pullman car citie? which housed thous- ands of Shriners attending- the annual convention here, had dissolved Into special trains -today which began the homeward exodus in the early hours. The conference p r o g- r a m was brought to a close with a pageant anc- dance on Pennsylvania Avenue last I Madison. Wis-.. June myster- "ous disappearance of Senator Moran as the senate came to an today on the tax problem, caused the jpper house to be tied up usder a rule while the Sergeani-at-Arms C- -I. Laicht was directed to ask police offi- of the state to aid in rhe for the missing member. Charges of "foul play'' were made on the
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