Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, December 22, 1924

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

December 22, 1924

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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - December 22, 1924, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin jay; at leu A CONSTRUCTIVE DaflyTnbime 1lN E W S P A P E R KM n> ELEVENTH 3m. WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WIS, MONDAY DECEMBER Today Hear Noftfcdlf Chart, Cruel and Unusual. Wise Mr. Atia ud the U. S. A. Art bar COMB Doyle, chanted from a writ. r of food- detective stories to a more leu accurate messenger between [this world and the next, brings from >irit (and information direct from Northeliffe. IB the long conversations o: iNorthclifTe and Doyle, through I "lying in, a North Re. talked nuMii.and said little at WM not his custom on earth. AIRPLANE MAIL CLAIMS FIRST VICTIM The substance of the long talk: that as a (spirit Northeliffe i [trying to help this world. The spiri as some call it, ia not the place for helping people down here. K you have plans for making urself useful, don't wait until yo ome t ghost. Northclifte did hi irk here and did it well. Very like he is back' hen at this minute a' gh he doesn't recognize himsel itill working. A Kansas county judge' say othf ring parents have no right i and sends the five Vicinski children, from 4 to 13 years {old, to the county detention home, ne father, mother and children pro- in vain. That interesting decision is based Ion Kansas law, that takes children (from parents who contribute to their elinquency. But what about the nether? She probably i.i no bootleg- er. What about thft children? Does khe judge think that.a county prison V-ill be an improvement oh a moth- fer's And what about the Constitution bf the United States. It forbids cruel lind unusual punishment. Isn't separ- pting innocent children from their nother cruel unusual. Why not ut the father in jail and use his itlcg money to keep the mother children united? COLD WAKES THREE LIVES ON EASTERN COAST NEW ENGLAND SHIPPING AT STANDSTILL FROM EFFECTS OK COLD .WINDS FROM THE NORTHWEST BULLETIN (By AsJMeiated Preu) St. Johns, Nova Scotia, Dec. Three have resulted from the cold weather which has prevailed here early yesterday when sera were accompanied by a gale of 40 miles an hour. At this cily and at Edmonton an extremely low temperature of 35 degrees be- low tero was recorded. President Coolidge shows hls'wis- llom cnicerning the important prob- lem of natwnal.air-defense by to Secretaries Wilbur and Veeks and Army that r jointly buy airplanes instead of aving separate nayy and army air- >lane. departments. What is really needed, and the dent.will probably provide it in iif own way, is what the British arranged, a separate depaii- itent.for a fighting air fleet, inde endent of the army aid navy, in Jhsrge of the best man available. Next; to the President the most nportant factor.in airplane defense Ihould be the'Postofflce Department, hundreds of expert fliers, should be liberal oh ap- ropriations for the flying mail.'am lou who read this would render pub- lie.service in writing' to your, con- rvessman and your senators on that lubject. When steam cars were new Ind appropriations-were asked -foi railroad transportation of mails, the luggestion was denounced as waste- ful and premature. Old-fashioned longressmen thought it much bettei In the stage-coach and 01 onies galloping.with.Jhe mail. Th< Iteam engine was too'much of an This nation ought to put into im icdiate service hundreds of machine Is-regular-mail carriers to all part If the country. That's the way to go lonipetent iliers. It isn't necessary that the post- Inice jiny expenses. It loses an im-. lortant fraction of the amount we foolishly spend'on- battleships. I'lie postofflce fliers in ten years send our battleships to the lank pile and save their costs.- (By Associated Press) New York, Dec. fretting weather which swept into the eastern states on Saturday night on the wings of an icy northwest wind con- tinued to hold sway today. All indi- cations wen that it would be of short duration. NEW York City fared well in the cold wave, but in the New England states and northern New York the coldest weather of the season was recorded. Shipping Tied Up Shipping' suffered although no maritime'casualties were reported The Leviathan arrived in port yes- terday 24 hours late after battling stiff gales. Alone thft New England coast shipping mostly was at a standstill. Provincetown and the tip of Cape Cud.experienced one of this worst "vapor" stornis recorded. The only ship reported in distress was the Managui which lost a propeller while bound from Boston to Havana. The bast guard Tampa took her in tow or New York. Ontario Tug Missing Inlandv shipping also felt the af- ects of the cold and wintry wind. )n Lake Ontario two tugs were in Oiie was missing and the other became imprisoned in ice five inches! thick; inside. ear Oswego. MercuryHits Low Record For Month The lowest temperature erer re- corded in Wisconsin Rapids in the month of December in the 15 years that official records have been kept was registered early Sunday morn- ing, it is reported by George T. Nix- on, official observer. At about 1 a. n. Sunday morning the mercury in Mr, Nixon's'thermometer registered 10 degrees .below zero, vhich it lower than the pre- vious official record of 27 iclow" which was recorded on De- cember 15, 1919. Sunday night the mercury drop- ped to 15 degrees belrfw rero, and the cold persisted throughout the day. Warmer weather is forecast for to- night and tomorrow, however, and it is believed that the extreme cold is passed for a period of several day? at least. A. F. of L. President Three Youths Rob Old Man At Endeavor Chief of Police R. S. Payne has been notified by the sheriff of Mar- quettc county to be on the watch for three young men wearing gray over- coats and in a Ford coupe who last night; entered the home of an old man at Endeavor, Wis., bound and gagged him and rifled the contents of a safe A check hai not been completed, and the extent of the loot is undeter- mined No trace of the'three youths has been reported as yet PROBE CAUSE OF IK. WRECK; DEATH TOLL IS 8 Song WriteriPILQTPLlGESTO Latest Poison Booze Victim i Opposition Opens Drive OnHerriot MISS MAY MOURISEY OF STEV- ENS POINT LAST VICTIM IDENTIFIED; INJURED WILL SURVIVE (By Associated Press) Chippewa Falls, Wis., Dec. Railroad officials and the district at- lorncy's office today were investiga- ting the plunge of a Soo Line com- bination cafe and observation car into the Chippewa river Saturday resulting in the death of eight per- sons and injury to seven. The coach broke away from train which passed over a 60-fool William Green, secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers of America, was unanimously chosen to succeed Samuel Gompers as president of the American Federation of Labor., N. Prosecution Opens Attack on Story Told by McCoy Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. iury which heard Kid McCoy, form- er prize fighter on trial for the slay- ing of Mrs...Thresa Mors, telbhow the woman died of a suicidal wound despite his efforts to' save her, to- day entered the court to hear the prosecution's arguments attacking the suicide .version. Completion of the defense's tes- timony Friday led to the prediction that a verdict would be returned be- fore the end of this, its' third :jveek. There is a possibility the case may be ready for the jury of nine women and throe men before Wednesday. It is not'expected that McCoy will Press) Paris, Dec. opposition is not letting.the grass grow .under its feet. Former President Millerand having ,fircd. the. opening gun last MADISON STIRRED BY SECRET RAIDS MAYOR ENFORCE MENT. OUT OF, HANDS OF PO- LlCIf WITrt ON LIT- TLE ITALY BOOZE DEALERS week in his campaign against the Herriot government, his principal lieutenant, former War Minister Maginot, yesterday delivered a dia- trjjje at Epinal against the left bloc; Associated Press) Madison, Wis., Dee. civic row that has been smouldering in Madison.for. some time promises to break'into'open warfare as the re- sult of the sudden creation Satur- day night by Mayor I. Milo Kittle- Victims Known Here Two victims-of the Soo Line wreck at Chippewa Fulls Satur- day in which eight lives were lost were well'known to Wisconsin Rapids people. Miss May Mor- rissey of Stevens Point, who was killed, had many friends in this city.and taught at one time in the schools Mrs. Lysle M. 'Spencer of Seattle, Wash., who suffered injuries and whose six months old daughter was -killed, was formerly ot App'.stoft, Wis., and frequently visited friends here and in Port Edwards. DEATH IN STORM BULLETIN (By Associated Press) Now York, Dec. more deaths in a hospital here today brought the total to 3G of the number of alcoholism fatalities licre since December 1. New York. Dec. K-John A. Ryan, a sons writer, is the latest victim of alcoholic poison, which has caused 35 deaths in the metropolic district this month. Tweny-one per- sons suffering from alcoholism were admitted to Bellevue hospital during the 2-1 hours ending this morning and six of them weve women. Patients in Bellevue hospital suf fering from bad liquor now number 100 of whith 14 are serious cases that may res'ilt' in death or blind- ness. Will) the approach of Christ- the police and prohibition auth- orities continued their efforts to dis- cover the source of the poisonous concoction. Ryan the author of leveral popular songs including one now be- ing sung in a Broadway musical ccomedy. Ho was found in a coma on a sidewalk last night and died soon At t_ 1___" ._ i _ _ after'being taken to i was 34 years of agel hospital. He Post-Election Stock Boom Brings Wealth to Broken biujc ui. UKamak Ulc iciL It was the first manifestation by the son of a special law enforcement national league in the province and thirty without the at the same time a reply to Prem ier Herriot's speech three weeks agD. "The policy of the left bloc leaders is to start a revolution or to organ- ize a was the keynote of the former minister's speech. "Tho he declared, "to its revolutionary allies has evacuat- ed the Ruhr, abandoning this im- knowledge of the district attorney's office or the police department. The thirty men, armed with twen- MIGHT CASE Will 60 TO JURY SOON DECISION IN ILLINOIS DOUBLE MURDKR CASE BEFORE 1 IS "POSSIBLE j PROSECUTION WORRIED (By Associated Press) Mount Vernon, 111, Dec. indications that the case of Mrs. Elsie Swcetin and Lawrence M. High, former; preacher, who are charged with murder by poison of Wilford .Swcetin and Mrs. Anna Might, will go to the jury the day before ChristmHS, the state announc- ed it was worried, admitting it "did not like the possible appeal by the defense to the jury to show the Christmas spirit by sending Mrs. bridge and was submerged in, icy water with its occupants. While no official statement was forthcoming today, .investigators said a switch bolt crystallzed by the extreme cold, had snapped under the weight of the train and permitted :he .trucks of the observation car to leave the tracks, Death Toll Is Eight The eight known dead today were: 1 (By Associated Press) New York, Dec. post- be convicted or acquitted in a I portent pledge for payment by Ger- Cliristmus eve verdict, attorneys in- dicating that the jury would not be its instructions until after the Christmas recess. Mr. Kenning in Washington writes tiat President Coolidge "relies' on jiritisli co-operation in the. Pacific The President, he says, op- loses building cruisers, etc., to make lur strength equal to that of Great Jritain and nearly double that of Japan, because he, the President, be- that the United States and England Vill never again war Igainst each other. They will have a cit understanding, standing shoul- to etc. Britain ,aml the United States ught to maintain peace, and prob bljr will. But. the United States r.oulti not "rely'' on Britain or any jlher power, in the- Pacific or.aiiy- rherc else. This nation 'is able to caru of itself maintain its (Continued on Page Two) LITTLE-JOE Widow Prepares to Fight Will of Samuel Gompers (By Associated Pi-ess) Washington, Dec. Ger- trude Gompers, widow of Siimud Gompers, lins retained an attorney to protect her rights in the settle- ment of the estate of Uic late labor leader. Sjhc has not indicated whr- tlicr she will contest the will, which' left her only "the minimum allowed .by the law" to n widow. Mr. Gompers bequeathed the bulk f his estate, the amount of which s not disclosed, to his sons and his randdaughters. many without corresponding advan- tage. _ "It had insulted those who had fought and- struggled for a victory j by pardoning the deserters and tra t- 01-3, reinstating with promotion em- ployes who had sabboteged the pub- lic and by recognizing tha soviet it has installed bolshevism in France." May Momsey. Stevens Point, sharca with days election boom in stock prices which today entered upon its eighth secutive week, has -added billions to the quoted value of securities and has brought siiable fortunes to part- ners' in -New York itock exchange houses, many of which were barely meeting expenses in the summer months. Total sales since election day have been approximately 19. twc-millioh-sharei wd unpre- BODY OF CHARLES GILBERT. RELIEF FLYER, FOUND ONE- HALF MILE FROM WRECKED PLANK THIS MOKNINO 4 _ _ 'it (By Associated Aurora, 111., Dec, Charlti Gil- bert, relief air mail pilot and flht of the night flying Mailmen to UK: hit life in the service of the government, was killed last night in a plunge to earth, it was disclosed today when his body was found near KanerillV 50 miles wert of Chicago. Hi; parachute apparently had fail- ed in a leap in the dark and cold: the snow swirled down about him. For months the transcontin- ental air mall had carried its able freight without a itriouf acci- dent until Gilbert vanished f rora thf night lighted overland trail. Found After 15 Bow Search. For IS hours, searcheri aad'rtm- reientativet of the air mall had tend about the open. country near Kaneville where lights of the tort pilot's plane were last otumed. Searcheri came upon the wrecked plane mile north of KaneiriUe with mail intaet. plane waa sent chit from Chicago wen after which picked up the mil and started westward bound for Omaha. A short time later farmm in- the search found body of Gilbert, a part of a 'torn parachute still attached to Ui belt. The body of Gilbert; wai found this morning shortly after 10 o'clock half a, mila from his wrecked Apparently he jumped from hit plane with his parachute, but it torn from Um in the downward nib. through the storm. It First Fatality Since, the establishment of tha transcontinental 'air mail' last' July f, the posUl-viloti cargoes with the' Kenneth J. Henderson of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Richard W.1 Sharp, Toronto, Oht; and John Dunn of New York City.. Heroic attempts of two youths probably saved several persons from death, witnesses said. The boys, Payton Gonyea and Raymond Wal- ters, obtained a skiff and took off several survivors from the upturned coach. Pierces Thigh _ has been elevated to the highest level since the peak of post-war boons m 1919. ty-two warrants charging liquor i Sweetin home to her children, sales, swooped down on Madison's Claim Juror Winked "Little Italy" and arrested fifteen. Prosecutors are also somewhat With bail at each, seven were! worried, it is said by reports of court room" attaches, because -they lave seen one of the jiirors smile and wink .at Mrs. Sweetin several times during the course of the trial. An effort-will be made to prove, that Hight is a moron with the men- released by late Sunday night, and the others are being held in the po- lice station. The creation of the special law enforcement body 'follows an offer by the Kuklux Klan.to furnish fifty men to clean up alleged vice in said development of a Boy. of 12 or Little Italy." The warrant serving i Attorney Layman, defenie counsel, flan Killed, Son Dying Following Crossing Crash (By Associated Press) Zanesville, 0., Dec. S. Smeak, this city, was instantly kill- ed and his son, Clinton, jn, 15, pro- lably fatally injured when their auto was demolished by a Baltimore Ohio passenger train at Norwich near here. The boy was removed to hospital. YOUNGSTER LAND WONDERS WHAT HIDDEN IN THE CLOTH CLOSET THESE OAYg-. party included a number of men j Testimony to this effect will be said to be members of the klan here, j presented. at the inception of the Milwaukee Accident Victim Will Be Buried at Cadott A number of policemen of the night (By Associated Milwaukee, Dec. body of Mis? Fay wa; burned to death here Saturday following an explosion in her home when she at- tempted to n firo place gas log, will be taken .to Cadott, Wis., her former home, for burial today. She had intended spending the holidays with her parents in Cadott, it be- came known. The clothes of Miss-Bailey were ignited by the fire and she was so badly burned that she died in a hos- pital here a few minutes after she was taken there. She was a play- wright. shift took part in the raid without the knowledge of the department. Mayor Kittlcson refused to discuss the new turn in Madison events on Sunday. to Policemen "I am not quite ready to say any- thing about t.hat lie declared. Judge Ole Stolen of Dane county Superior issued the war- rants, declared that they were is- sued to Patrolmen Mason' and Gray, two of the night officers who took trial today, he added. Alienist Will Testify. Dr. C. H. Anderson, superintendent of the state asylum for the insane at Anna, III., is to testify, the