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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - February 25, 1924, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin WISCONSIN RAPIDS DAM TRIBUNE TENTH WISCONSIN WIS. MONDAY FKItKLAkY 25, Today IVwer. FtrtUbrr. Tw Much PRICK THKKE CENTS MdEAN WAS BROKE BANKER SAYS By Arthw (Copyritht, 1924. by Star Comply) inuitvrx elites: Go to Jacksonville, thi? is written in .that call on Mayor Alsop.-and leu m 'about Jacksonville's municipally owned electric light and power plant. There is no cheap water power in Jacksonville. Oil is used, at a cost equivalent to a ton for coal. But the people of Jacksonville buy their current at a' price lower than any- where in the United States, except Seattle. says John H. IVrrjr, whose newspaper, the Jackson- ville Journal, prints this column. If you start a factory in Jackson- ville, where the city will encourage you and aid you In every possible way, yim may buy at a rate lowet tliiin 1 cent per horsepower per hour. Manufacturers what that means. Anil big corporations up north- that tell you that public ownership must be a failure, in addition to being an ec- onomic crime, are very gluii to hook tlicir plants to the power plant belong- ing to the citizens of Jacksonville mul get their power for less than they could produce it, Armour Co. use it, the big fert- ilizer factories use it. A new glass factory is building, close to. the city's power plant, finding there a wonder- ful combination cheap power and ex- cellent sand for making glass, Selling at a low cost, the people of Jacksonville make a profit of three- quarters of a million on their plant. They are building an addition to the plant costing eleven hundred thou- sand dollars, tml their taxtjs are low. y Ford, 'who knowV good thing at .sight, is building u huge plant on Jacksonville's water front, close to the city power plant. The citizens, intelligent and energetic, offered him the land for nothing, 'but Ford refused and insisted on paying n fair price, about ten thousand dol- 1 lars an acre. To that plant will ?ome ship- loiul.s of Fords to IK assembled. And from Jacksonville they will he scatter- ed iill over the South and shipped to .South America. Henry Ford, who will shock jierves of big financiers as quickly as lie would chop off the head of a Leghorn hen, lias already startled gonlle.men that manufacture fertiliz- ers here. The Ford agent at Jacksonville got word .that so many carloads of sulphate of ammonia in bags ready for distribution to farmers would present- ly arrive and they must sell it. Shipments came and have continu- ed. Jacksonville understands that Ford's ammonia sulphate is a by- product of his coke plants. What in- terests fanner is the, fact that Ford sells his fertilizer, of the highest grade, a ton below the market p.rice. Apparently Ford is trying his hand at cheap fertilizer without waiting for Muscle Shoals. VISITORS PRAISE ION FOR AUTOMOTIVE SHOW EXHIBIT CLOSKS LAST NIGHT; C.US SCHIIKLKK WINS SIM IN GOLD; EXHIBITORS WANT TO COME BACK KOIt 1425 SHOW The Central Automotive show, which was held in the Amuse- ment hall February 21-24 inclusive, passed into history last night and with its closing arises, praise from lo- cal citizens, dealers in accessories, representatives of the automobile manufacturing companies and from many out of town visitors, all of whom expressed the opinion that the local uriow was the last word in that line. Members; of the 'Wisconsin Rapids Automobile Dealers association, spon- sors of the event also expressed them- selves UB highly pleased with the af- fair from every standpoint. SUUntnU Follow That Wisconsin Rapids citizens might have' an opportunity of learning what veterin out-of-town exhibitors thought of the show the Tribune will print a few of the statements They follow; .f. L. I. Crtlfi 'district manager of the Recover Mail Stolen From Junction City (Special to the Tribune) Junction City, of the mail sacks stolen from the Junction City depot early last fall, still a large amount of mail, was recovered Saturday on the Carm of John Scbura, Sr., a mile west of the village. .Mr. Sebora went to his Tartu to bring a load of hay back to- the vil- lage. Ke drove his fork into a pile of hay and encountered something solid which upon investigation proved to be a United States mail sack. Mr. Sebora immediately brought his dis- covery to the depot where it was ex- amined by Station Agent l.ipniski. A hole had been cut in one side of the bag, but a large quantity of mail had either been undisturbed or bad been returned to the hag without lining opened. SEVENTEEN TAKEN IN DRINK PARLOR RAID AT OSHKOSH "Not too much, not too said A rislotle. Even in vcligions emotion, excess i? a mistake, ami brooding leads to trouble. Frank McDowell got it into his head that he had committed the unpardonable sin. If you had asked him what that sin was his answer proba-bly would have been vague. But the idea stayed, and by way of "expiation" he killed his two. sis- ters, burning them as they lay asleep in their beds. Thai, also prcycil on his mind and added to his religious worries. So, by- way of further he shot his mother and father to death. The state will take care of him and his active conscience from now on. Such religious hallucinations were not unusual in the old days. They drove men and women into the desert, where they lived in filth and scmislar- vation, imagining that .such conduct pleased the Lord. (Continued on Page t) THE WEATHER Fair tonight an Tuesday slight! w a r m c r tonigh northeast and south wcsl portion. Overland .Wisconsin Co., "Thn the. nicest show I have been to this year ind 1 have attended three decorations show up to better mdvantkfe here than they did at Milwaukee aud the attendance all thai could be desired. am tickled to death that I had a chance to come here and will the oppor- tunity to come; taMl want to .think Mr Diniits-Tof ho- tel for the courteous treatment he ac- corded the visiting exhibitors." The Word- John Henscl, Milwaukee, Buick salesman, said, "For a city of the size of Wisconsin Rapids this is tbe last word in automobile exhibits. It is truly a remarkable show and as yet I have never seen anything to equal it. Besides this the people of Wisconsin Rapids have the knack of getting ac- quainted easily and make it pleasant for visitors while in their city." Percy Paige, sales manager of the Clemons Auto Supply Co., Kau Claire, said, "This is a very fine show am grateful for the opportunity of coming to exhibit here. We will be back next year if presented with the chance to exhibit." "A Huge Success" Henry Hanneman, Ford and Lincoln representative, said, "The decorations were wonderful and all in all tbe show was 'a huge success. There' is no doubt but what tbe people appreciated it as well as the dealers. In my esti- mation the show more than compares favorably with Madison, Applelon and Janesville in regard to sales." Charles Kipper, districl Ford man- ager, said, "The show was very nice, was well attended and was a success from every viewpoint." Dealers Satisfied W. F. Anderson, president of tbe Wisconsin Rapids Automobile Dealers association, when asked to make a statement for the association claimed that the dealers were unanimous in saying that it was the best show ever staged here, judging from attendance, sales and spirit of good fellowship. He also said that the exhibitors from out of this city all expressed the desire to lie invited back here next year. As was the case last year over at- tended the show. Large crowds were on hand Satur- day evening, Sunday afternoon and evening, although the ski meet at I'lovcr kept Stevens Pointers from at- tending. Chief of Police R. S. Payne won the prize for guessing the .identity of the prominent business man Saturday evening. A full account of how the chief won tbe prize will be found in another column. Wins Prize Gus Schuclkc was the lucky holder of the in gold prize number and was presented with the money at ten o'clock last evening. His was the first number drawn. Today the various dealers were re- moving their cars from the hall and by night it is expected the. last traces if the Automotive show will be re- mo veil. fire Causes Loss at the W. J. Sullivan Home The home of W. J. Sullivan, Twelfth avenue south', was ijuite badly damag- ed by fire, origin unknown, Sunday noon. The loss was about fully covered by insurnnce. i Members of Ihc family were eating their dinner when neighbors rushed in to lell them that the roof was blazing. Rushing up stairs, members of the narrowly escaped serious in- jury when the roof fell in. Because of. the start the lire had ob- tained it was deemed useless lo try and check the llnmes with chemicals and the water was turned on. Consid- erable damage done b.y the water. proved to be a No alarm was turned into the fire station. Fire Destroys Big Store Managed by A. M. Wilson News dispatches from Menominco, Mich., today tell of Hit destruction by fire last night of the big Wilson- HeiiKS department store there, of which A. M. Wilson, formerly mana- ger of the Johnson and Hill company store herC, was part owner and mana- ger. The four story brick building which housed the store, the largest in the upper peninsuln of Michigan, was to- tally destroyed. Only the walls were left standing and these are regnrdec as, dangerous .and probably will have to be torn down. Origin of the fire semus destined lo remain a mystery. Mr. Wilson stale( that, so far as h'e knew no one beet the store since 10 o'clock Sunday morning.'. The fire apparently brolu out, at about o'clock in the afternoon Rery Cross Lighted on Hill Near Chippewa Fall Chippcwn Falls, Feb. fier cross, reported lo have been erected b; the Ku Klux Klan, was burning Sat unlay night at the lop of a high hi near lilk Mound, a village wcisl c Chippewa Falls. 'KOI'KIKTOR AND ASSISTANT I'ACK (IIAKCKS; CUSTOMERS. INCLUDING SIX W'O.MKN, ARK FUKKI) Oshkosh, Feb. Davis, iroprietor of a soft drink cslablish- ncnl in Xordheim, just north of the ity of Oshkosh, and Harry Gallagher f Manilnwoc, employed by Davis as is assistant, were held for arraign- ncnt on charges of selling intoxicated iquor and of destroying intoxicating iqnor as the result of a raid Safur- ay night by a group of deputy sher- ds. Thomas Dolan, who was hold with hem at the county jail, was not ihargcd with any offense hut was held is a material witness until after the examination, when heV-as permitted o go on his own recognizance. Sev- enteen others, including six women, vere in the place and wore taken into ustoily at the time of the raid, but lone was charged with any offense. 'ounders' Day Banquet to be Given Saturday The Founders Day liaiuiuet, which vas to be given sometime ago at the Witter hotel by Wisconsin Rapids ncmhcrs of the University of Wiscon- in Alumni 'will be given Saturday nig'hb at the Witter hotel, Chairman Marvin King stated today Prof. IJoot of the University will be .be principal speaker, jr; wfrMw 'out im- mediately. Those eligible to attend are .hose who have at one time or another attended the-University or husbands ind wives of those who attended or iiiirents'of those who are in attendance now. If invitations fail to reach any persons eligible they should communi- cate with Mr. King and the necessary nrrangemeiits will be made. Chicago Murder Susptcts Arrested in New Orleans New Orleans, La., Feb. Tlorton and Mnrry "Freddy" Curtis and their wives, wanted in Chicago ii connection with the murder of John Duffy and iiis wife, were arrestec '.ere this forenoon. British Dock Workers Call Off Long Strik. London, Feb. conference o: dock workers today called oil' tbe docl workers' strike in progress since Feb runry Ifi, seriously interfering wit! commerce and industry. Work wil be resumed at all ports at tomor row morning. Washington, Feb. Dixon, governor of Montana 'and one time a leader in the Roosevelt pro gressivo parly movement, is bcin seriously considered for secretary o the navy to succeed Edwin B. Dcmbv. Right Smart Payne Keeps Crowd Back and Ten Dollars even wonderful advantage. W were all sel to go oul and spend th knew who the man was, fo a newspaper man know.-; and was eagerly wailing by Ihc doo Ripon, consider- ed high honors at Ripon college, have been awarded to the best students in their special departments. Among those honored i? Klara Dahlke of Wis- consin Rapids, who has been award- ed the fellowship in Latin. Bring; on your Pinkerlons, your Sherlock Holmes. Fetlock Bones and W. J. anil even the H inv- alid J. Russell Wiscimwin Uapids has in Chief K. S. (calculalcd to menu Righl Smart) Payne the for the approach of Mr.'Nasli. champecn identifier of Wisconsin Rap- No doubt feeling for the safely r isd, Hell Corners. Long Acres and the large crowd, llie Chief poslcd hiiv wbal not. __ self near the door lo keep order an Winner or Loser? with arms outstretched he kept th The above is just Ihc start of tell- ing you the how, when and where of (he Chief winning (be SIO for identifying L. K. Nash as the man of mystery whose picture appeared in the auto show the past week. The Cbiel. fail- means or foul we will leave to your judgement, but wo. have our opinions be is now SIO nearer his first million than lie was Salurday night at six Jlrs. Chief liad al- reay decided upon tlic chic hats which were exhibited at the Style lievuc. Friday evening. If such is the case he is the loser, (hough winner. Here's hoping after the way he won it. Not that we have a grudge against. the Chief al all or anything like that, but we do think that be used' the strong arm of the law to advantage kids and grown folks back. Upon tb approach of Mr. Nash, the Chief fo gut about Ihc safely and the crowdin ami with one lunge was after Hie SI N'o casualties were reported durin Ihe progress of Ihc leap, but su ficc it is to say thai Rigiu Sma: Payne got the SIO. Chiefs Battle Cry Susppcling lhat ht> bad obtained a: a Tribune Nick Carter viewed H Wisconsin Rapids Police denarlmcnl art gallery, commonly called tl rogues gallery by the rili-ralf, In could find no picture similar to (1 one published in (he advertisement t- whal we thought would turn out to I another Teapot Dome scandal mere proved to be evidence of the Chief battle cry, "Never the to get vox Vandals Spatter Painting Ink or sonic black substance lias been ?patleird on John S SaiKent's iimous painting 'The SvmiRogue" in Boston public librarv" t is thought the painting be DRAKE MAY FIGHT OUSTER IN COURT 1ENDOTA- HOSPITAL HEAD, SUSPENDED SATURDAY, KK- .FUSES TO VULO'E -li IS ANSWER TO CHARGES Madison, Wis., Fell. Frank j. Drake, suspended head of tbe Meu- ola hospital'for'the insane, refused o divulge his plans today, MS to what ction he will take next Saturday- lie order of the board of control lo'ok- ig toward his removal from.the scrv- :e. There, are two rumors current. One is that Dr. Drake wjlL present his es.ignation. The Oilier is that Dr. )rake will retain a lawyer today and irrangc full plans not only for a fight uforc the board next Saturday, bill or an ultimate fighl in the courts. has No Statement have no statement to make and in plans at the present said Dr.- Drake, when asked for :in inler- "I have not decided as lo what, icljon I shall lake." Dr. M. K. Green is in charge of the klemlola institution. Should Dr. Drake )e dropped' from the service after Hie learing on Saturday, it is believed icrc that Dr. Green will be made sup- erintendent. Is Veteran in Service Dr. Drake is one of tbe oldest phy- sicians in the state service. He suc- ceeded Dr. Gorst as superintendent ol TwoKiUedfy Rail Crossing (By Associated Press) Milwaukee, Feb.- Erdman 21, and Richard Orlob, 24, were.killed mil Lester of Mil- waukee, escaped serious injury neai WiHiwaulosa'.last-night in Hie second guide crossing- accident in Milwaukee county'within the last two weeks iii which a speeding train collided with n automobile. The accident occurred when flag- man Dan Dun'uiiigham stepped out ol his watch, shanty to guard: tbe cross iiig. while the eastbouml Milwaukee mailti'ain 'No. 58 between Minneapolis and the. cross ing at full speed. According to Dunn ingliam Hie of the crossing havi been mil. of order since'the big storm of two weeks ago, and knowing this he look, special precaution guard the place. Madeline Island Resort Owner in Narrow Escape (By Associated Press) Bayfield, Wis.. Feb. F Tiiiibill, resort manager of Madelin island, was saved from drowning b> bis dogs Sunday afternoon. Tindal was fishing treatment for lockjaw, will hc held I Martin Kmtlh, who lias been a Tuesday morning from the Catholic Mi-nl at Kiveiview hospital for the na A1 r n__ it. i church at Altdorf, Rev. Father Gillc. Vesper, officiating. Hurial will .take place in Hie Altdorf Catholic cemc- larv. several today bv tlio was taken to his hon Rngnn ambulance. M Kimth. although quite weak, is mil improved in health. HAD ONLY TO COVER SI 00.000 CHECK GIVEN FAIL LK.M1' ALSO OX STAND BIT TKLI.S I.ITTI.E; FATE OF'AT- TORNEY CEXEKAI, DAI TV STILL IX ItALANCK (By Associated Press) Washington, Feb. B. IcLean, publisher of the Washington ost, had a balance of less than in tbe Federal American National during the months of November id December, 1021, Charles B. Lyd- me, vice prcsidenl of that bank, stified before the oil committee to- ay. .McLean had Icslified that it was uring that period that he gave Al- ert B. Fall checks aggregating 00 on the Federal American and the 'ommercial National banks of WasTi- igton, but thai the checks were re- iirncd to.him unused. Slemp Trlls Little C. Bascom Slemp, secretary to 'resident Coolidge, was also called as wilncss today in the senate oil in- uiry. The president's secretary said that Iiv Mclxian and Mr. Fall were at 'aim Beach at the same time he was 1 December and January, and that he ad conversations with them not "private Slemp told .the'committee'he-'met 'nil only at lunch or dinner "some hrce or four limes" before Senator Demociat, Montana, auived il Halm Beach to examine Edward B. ilcLeaii, publishei of the Directoi Bam of the bureaiTof nines told the committee today that Secretary Fall mfoimed him of the olan to build stoiage tanks' at Pearl larbor in letuin foi loyally oil He aid it was discussed at'tbe cabinet neetiiig, and that Utorney General Oiiugherty gave no objections foi it Wait Word on Daugherlj Some 'definite pronouncement from .dministrntion rcgaidmg the ovei Genet at JaugherU was forecast todaj as the .eiiate assembled to consulei the ution for a sweeping mquiu into Mi DaugherU b adnnnistiation of the de- >artnient of justice. President Coolidge was represented )y those in hib tonlnlence as still vithout a definite decision leg-aiding the demand foi the gcneial's The execulne is continuing lo Like counsel fiom Republican leadeis in md oul of tongiess Last nighl he had mother conference With -Sen'alor 3orah, Republic in, of Idaho, who is the-senate la-t week openh uiged Ihc of Mi Daugliertv as ,1 in.the public intei- est. There was nothing to indicate to lay what position the piesidenl might like or what might be the.outcome or he conference. Adams TeHs Position After a call at the White -House John T. Adams, chairman of'the rc- national ed his. belief that the attorney gen- eral should not resign while his Dili- cial acts are under attack in congress "If we let men be forced from office by mere he' said, "black mail, blackguardism will become llie most popular occupation? in this coun- try, until decent men are driven from public life." Rules Voters May Decide Pay of School Teachers Madison, Wis., Feb. at an annual meeting may fix the salary, of a school teacher and the school board is bound by such a regulation, according to an -opinion delivered to- day liy Deputy. Attorney.- General lieiscr to J. A. Moon at Thn (pinion stated that as lung as the meeting of the tchool electors was in proper form and the meeting officially sot the salary, such action is binding on the board and it cannot later order another .salary scale. Seek Applicants (or State Juvenile Director Madison, for director of the' juvenile depart- ment of the state hoard, nf have been issued by A. K. Carey, '.fljn- iclary of the civil service comrhiwjW, March 129, set as tbe for filing the il wwi an- nounced today.
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