Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, December 3, 1927

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

December 03, 1927

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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - December 3, 1927, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin A. P. LEASED WIRE This paper It served b? tawed wire wltb the newt report of the Associated Press. Ranids Daily Tribune ACi. C ..0 N S .T R U C T I V E NEWSPAPER 8 PAGES TODAY rhe net paid dreulation of The Tribune is Fourteenth 4414. .Wisconsin Rapids, Wte., Saturday, December 3, 1927. Price Three Cents Today Mr. Rockefeller's Choice. Mr. Ford's 64 YeaVs. Mr. Hoover's Bright Hopes. Mrs. Taylor's Song Fear. By. Arthur Brisbane John D. Rockefeller jr. told the 26 Broadway club, all employes of Standard Oil, that the four import- ant qualities are CHARACTEK, IN- TEGRITY, CLEAN LIVING, SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE. Mr. Rockefeller's father, who built one of the greatest fortunes and uses it fighting disease and ig- norance, selected two things, im- portant in material success. PA- TIENCE AND ECONOMY. STATE REPUBLICANS PRAISE COOLIDGE Which is most 'acter, integrity, clean living or sin gleness of purpose? Singleness o purpose brings success. Characte and clean living make it wort while. Integrity is the foundatio: of the other three. Useful thought is promoted b; defining and ranking, according t their importance, the qualities with in us. St. Paul, 13th chapter, Is Corinthians, selects "faith, hope charity, these three; but the great est of these is charity." Bacon's three aids to mental ef ficiency, quoted from memory, are "reading maketh a full man. Writ ing maketh an exact man. Speak ing maketh a ready man." Bacon's three should interesl young salesmen. At London's the Ford car great "it was first exhibition of the crowd was so difficult to elbow one's way into the room." The low prices amaze the British and dis- turb British Ford with plants in Paris, England, Ire- land, Peking and elsewhere, will operate inside the tariff walls. In one particular respect the new Ford is better than the Lincoln. Its windshield is made of nonshattering glass, which does not fly about in case of collision. On the first day London ordered new Ford cars, and new Fords have been ordered al- ready in the United States. The Canadian demand is propor- tionately as great. Stock in the Ford Company of Canada has gone up a share. "Singleness of which Mr. Rockefeller recommends, seems to have worked Ford's case. well in Henry What interests men past middle age is the fact that Henry Ford for thirty years has worked under terrific pressure day and night, eclipsing in achievement every in- dustrialist, manufacturer and big business man that ever lived, is able at 64 years of age to throw aside and junk the greatest collection of tools and machinery in the world and start anew. He has closed down a business that would have paid him millions of profit a year, had he been content to let it "gradual- ly die out." And at 64, with the energy of 25, he creates a new, gigantic busi- ness, doing that which his friends and competitors alike would have thought impossible. SENATORS FIRM ON DEMAND FOR THREE ISSUES WANT ACTION ON FARM RE- LIEF; LIMIT OF ISSUANCE OF INJUNCTIONS, INVESTI- GATION CENTRAL AMERICA POLICY. Washington, Dec. advantage of their power to defeat the organization plans of old guard leaders, members of the senate's western independent republican bloc stood pat today on their demands for assurance that the "coming ses- sion would bring to a vote three questions which they regard as par- ticularly important. Foremost among these was agri- The westerns, how- content themselves cultural relief, ever, did not with asking in a general way for farm legislation, on the other hand, they stipulated that the bill, which they say must be brought to a ballot, be based on the McNary- Haugen measure which fwas passed by both houses of congress at the last session only to encounter the barrier of a presidential veto. Limit Federal Courts The second issue upon which as- surance of action was demanded was a bill designed to limit the jurisdiction of federal courts in the issuance of injunctions; and the third, a resolution calling for a thoroughgoing investigation of the administration's policy in Central and South America. Meanwhile, the much discussed measure providing for reduction in ;axes was virtually ready to be in- troduced as soon as the house is organized for business on Monday. A few minor changes only re- mained to be made, before it could )e given final approval by the louse ways and means committee. Reelect Curtis Leader The demands of the western sen- ators were presented to Senator 'urtis of Kansas, late yesterday, after a party caucus had reelected Death Plot Fails; May Face Chair New York, Dec. 42-year- old lower East side clothier faced the electric chair today after being convicted of drowning his 22-year- old business partner on whose life he had placed a insurance policy naming himself as benefi- ciary. Joseph Lefkowitz, merchant who was accused of conspiring with Har- ry Greenberg, 17, and Irving Rubin- zahl, 20, to bring about the disap- pearance of Benjamin Goldstein, was found guilty last night of mur- der in the first degree. A jury in Brooklyn deliberated seven hours. Greenberg was acquitted, and Ru- binzahl, who turned state's evidence, was held for trial. He will probably be permitted to plead guilty to a lesser charge. Goldstein was drowned in Grave- send Bay last August 26 when he was pushed by Rubinzahl out of a boat in which Greenberg also rode. Rubinzahl, in his confession, said that he was paid for the crime BOMB SHATTERS SCHOOL STOVE; TEACHER INJURED POLICE HOLD SWEETHEART WHO PLACED BOMB IN STOVE BECAUSE HE DID NOT WISH TO MARRY THE GIRL by Lefkowitz. Lefkowitz contended that Gold- stein was to be picked up in the bay by another boat and was to hide near South Bend, Ind., until the in- surance could be collected. Rubin- zahl, he said, overstepped the bounds of the plot and drowned Goldstein in order to obtain a large share of the money by blackmailing the bene- ficiary. Ottawa, III., Dec. lola Bradford, 23-year-old country school teacher, lay near to- day moaning in her moments of half consciousness the name of Hiram Reed, her sweetheart, Reed was being held under bonds on, charges of assault and of bomb- ing. AMERICAN UNDER FRENCH CONTROL RELEASED FROM F R E N C.H FOREIGN LEGION, BENNETT DOTY REMAINS UNDER CON- TROL OF LEGION OFFICIALS. Secretary Hoover, who has travel- ed up and down in the United States investigating conditions and possibilities of improvement, year in and year out, is optimistic in his report for 1927. "Real wages in the United States remain higher than anywhere else in the world, or in any time of the history." Knowing what the resources of this country are he see "lasting prosperity." Mr. Hoover is one of the men whose earnestness, sincer- ity and good work help to create and maintain prosperity. Mrs. Taylor, talented Los Ange- les musician, says we sing the kind of songs, which ac- counts for our crime wave. Such songs as "Red Hot says this lady, "drive youth to crime." Young people sing the foolish songs and young people fill the modern prisons. Saxophones are harmless. Jazz properly used is all right, songs about love are all right, and drive nobody to crime, if they are mod- est. lim Republican leader. They bore ,he signature of La Follette and Maine, of Wisconsin, Nye and Fra- zier of North Dakota, all Repub- icans, and Shipstead, of Minne- :ota, Farmer-Labor, who usually ast his ballot with the Republicans m organization questions. Curtis aid he would reply later, but meanwhile withheld comment. Nor would the independents hemselves discuss the subject or ntimate what action they would ake should their demands be de- ied. Their obvious method of re- aliation, however, would be to bolt le party organization ticket, thus, ue to the senate's narrow Repub- can margin, giving victory to the )emocrats. In addition to naming Curtis floor leader, the caucus nominated Senator Moses of New Hampshire, to succeed himself as president pro tempore, reelected Senator Watson of Indiana, as assistant floor lead- er and chose Senator Hale of Maine, as conference secretary. Three Women, 8 Men, Kidnappers, Arrested Chicago, Dec. of an inter-state gang of kidnap- ers, recruited in Kansas City, St. Paul and Minneapolis, was believed to have been brought to light to- day when police arrested three women and eight men. A number of raids by detective squads followed news of the kid- naping of Morris Roisner, St. Paul real estate operator and wholesale furrier, and the efforts of the gang to obtain ransom from a wealthy friend of Roisner. A Minneapolis attorney showed police a letter to Mrs. Roisner, purporting to be from the gang, demanding ransom for the release of her husband. Roisner was kid- naped last Saturday. Oran, Algeria, Dec. nett J. Doty, of Biloxi, Miss., re- leased from serving the last 30 months of his five year enlistment in the French foreign legion, today remained under the supervision of legion officials and will be under their control until he leaves either Cherbourg or Havre for home. With vision of a night in a hotel bed among white clean sheets af- ter 30 months spent either in the legion as a soldier or in French military prisons, he was quickly disillusioned on his arrival here. French legion officials politely but firmly informed him he must spend the night in the military barracks at Oran. Even after he is placed on a ship for Marseilles this after- noon he will be under full and complete supervision of the legion until he leaves for America. Deserted in Syria It was in Syria that he deserted while fighting the Druses. After being threatened with execution he was finally sent to a French mili- tary prison. He was pardoned shortly after the visit of the Amer- ican Legion to Paris, and returned to Algeria to complete his enlist- The young woman, whose mar- riage to Reed had been set for to- morrow, was injured possibly fatal- ly by the explosion of dynamite in the schoolhouse stove in which she was attempting to start a fire. Reed told officers that he put the dyna- mite in the stove because he "didn't want to get married just yet." Only for the fact that she was kneeling low beside the stove when the dynamite exploded Miss Brad- ford would have been decapitated, officers believed. Had she been standing, they said, she would have been struck by the top of the stove which was blown off with great force. Faces 75-Year Sentence The charges on which Reed was arraigned were assault with intent to kill, bombing a building, and in- juring a person by bombing. Even should the teacher live, state's at- torney Hanson said, Reed might possibly be sentenced to 75 years' imprisonment. It was the approaching mother- hood of the young woman and her insistence that the date of their marriage be no longer postponed, Reed said, that prompted the plot. In a detailed account of the events leading up to the placing of the dynamite in the stove, Reed said the plan began forming in his mind two months ago. "lola became insistent that I marry her about a week he told officers, "so I agreed to next Sunday as the date and told her I had ordered a ring. After leaving her Wednesday night, I walked half a mile to the school where she teaches. I stuffed the dynamite into the flue, wadding it with waste paper. I attached the caps and ran the fuse to the firewood so that it would be touched off when she lit the fire in the morning." Confident She Will Recover After his talk with officers Reed, who is 24 and the son of a pros- perous farmer, expressed confidence that the girl would recover, would not prosecute him and would marry him. May Advise Additions to Navy's Fleet Washington, Dec. ad- ministration, it is announced at the White House, will recommend that the coming congress authorize fur- ther additions to the navy's fleet of cruisers. A number of the present vessels of that class are considered as having passed their period of usefulness and it is believed that these should be replaced. The construction of eight cruisers of the first class already has been authorized by congress, to be added to the ten now in commission. Even with this addition, it is pointed out at the Navy department, the United States short of the cruiser tonnage to which it is entitled un- der the 5-5-3 ratio, and the general board of the Navy has recommended to the budget bureau a five-year con- struction program calling for six cruisers a year. While there have been no indications of what specific recommendations the administration will make, it is understood that president Coolidge favors this plan. The Navy general board also has recommended a construction pro- gram for destroyers and submar- ines. DISARMAMENT MEET AT GENEVA ADJOURNS TODAY SOVIET RUSSIA SUFFERS DE- FEAT DATE ENCE IN SELECTION OF FOR NEXT CONFER- FAIL TO AGREE DEADLOCK IS EXPECTED; NEW TRIAL MAY BE ORDERED AC- CORDING TO OPINION OF COURT ATTACHES. Milwaukee, Dec. 3. After having been out more than 20 hours, a jury in district court this morning was continuing its de- liberation over the fate of Fred Schulze, blind slayer and former La Crosse man. Unable to reach an agreement after 10 hours' deliberation Friday, the jury of five women and seven were ordered locked up for the night by Judge George Shaugh- nessy. Deliberations were resumed early today. ment. He was finally ordered re- leased from that by the French war office. Doty was called into the office of Col. Rollet, commander of the legion at Sidi Bel Abbes. That hard boiled veteran of 25 years service said: "Clare (Doty enlisted as Gilbert Clare) you are a free man. "Lucky Man" LITTLE JOE Milwaukee Fire Does Damage Milwaukee, Dec. five guests at a downtown hotel were aroused by police at m. to- day and warned to be ready to flee the building when a fire in, joining place threatened the struc- ture for a time. Firemen succeeded in confining the blaze to. the building in which it started and the guests were permit- ted to go back to their rooms as soon as safety was assured. Bee Blamed For Auto Accident Racine, Wis., Dec. "a bee blundered into an automobile driven by Judith Swanson, Chicago, a few months ago, she may have to pay to an occupant of the car. Eva Yockey, Burlington, Wis., claimed that when Miss Swanson looked around at a bee the car' crashed and she was injured. The jury found for the plaintiff in cir- I cuit court Friday. "But you are an extremely lucky the colonel continued, "you should have been executed in Syria. You should have had twelve bul- lets in your breast." He called Doty one of the finest soldiers he had ever seen and praised his two mentions in orders for gallant con- dpct in battle against the Druses. Fire Threatens Adams County Court House (Special to Th3 Tribune) action on the part of the Friendship volunteer fire department prevented what might have been a serious blaze in the the Adams coun- ty; court house, Thursday. The flames started in the coal room. Small damage was done. "She was too crazy about he said. The teacher, who is the daugh- ter of a retired minister of Chil- licothe, 111., arrived at the one room schoolhouse in the morning ahead of the pupils. Grace Johnson, 9-year-old, was with her. A few seconds after she had lighted the fire there was an ex- plosion. The old-fashioned stove was blown to pieces, desks were wrecked and windows shattered. The Johnson girl, uninjured, ran screaming from the school. Calls Name of Reed Taken to the home of her sister, Miss Bradford at intervals called the name of Reed, not connecting him with the explosion. Officers looked up Reed in the' early course of their investigations. He expressed no concern when told of Miss Bradford's injury and no knowledge of the dynamiting. He accompanied the sheriff to the school, surveyed the wrecked inter- ior with polite interest and then suddenly began talking, describing in detail what had led to the ex- Deadlock Indications of Expected a deadlock over the verdict to be rendered against the man who killed his wife, Emma, and fatally wounded 16-year-old Gordon Goetzinger here, were pres- ent as the jury deliberated. Scraps of paper told the story of the ef- fort to reach a verdict during the long hours of the afternoon and evening. Should the jury fail to reach a decision today, a disagree- ment may be declared and a new trial ordered, in the opinion of court attaches. Three Verdicts Possible Three may be brought in by the jury. They are: Guilty of murder in the first degree; not guilty because of insanity at the time of the commission of the act; not guilty. Schulze's spirits rose as the hours went by and the jury failed to report. He believes, friends said, that there are some on the jury who believed his story of his love for his wife and children, of his efforts to reestablish his home and of his mental anguish when he failed to effect a reconciliation. While were two murder charges lodged against Schulze, the trial dealt only with the slaying of Mrs. Schulze. The murder charge growing out of the death of Gordon Goetzinger still is pend- ing. Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. The preparatory disarmament con- ference, which opened Nov. 30, ad- journed today after Soviet Russia had suffered a defeat in selection of the date for the next meeting. Russia had battled to have the disarmament commission meet again Jan. 10 on the grounds that the sooner the conference meets the better. Count Von Bernstorff, the German delegate, supported this po- sition but with less insistence. In declaring adjournment, Presi- dent Louden warned that disarma- ment must be built not on dreams, but realities. England Stands Pat The impression prevailed at Gen- eva today that Great Britain stands firm in her decision not to under- take any more obligations in rela- tions to European peace. This im- pression arose from the explana- tion of Lord Cushendun, British del- egate to the preparatory disarma- ment commission, to the British newspapermen that Britain is dis- inclined to sign any more security pacts and is disarmed to the lowest possible point. Saying that two-million tons had been scrapped in the navy and the army reduced to the level of an im- perial police force, he proceeded: "We have done voluntarily what we are asking others to do. If we are stripped we cannot take off more clothing. As to security pacts, he asserted: Must Be Cautious "British ministers must be extre- mely cautious about binding them- selves of future parliaments as to what might be necessary in an un- foreseen great crisis. It is very doubtful whether additional security would be obtained merely by sign- ing more agreements." The injection of article 19 of the league of nations convenant, which provides for the .reconsideration of treaties, by Count Von Bernstorff, German delegate, into a security meeting discussion has created a sensation. It has been interpreted as the opening of diplomatic drive for reconsideration of the treaty of Versailles, but the German dele- gates tried to minimize the impor- tance of the matter saying that it would be a mistake to deduce that Germany had intentionally launched a campaign to revamp the treaty. There is apparently little chance Investigate Padlocking Practices Chicago, Dec. man- ner in which federal padlocks have been applied by agents" charged with that duty was being scruti- nized today. Although the law requires that notice of padlocking be posted in plain view of persons passing pad- locking premises, the investigators are reported to have found in- stances where the notices are stuck on the back of calendars, at the bottom .of a slot machine and even in closets. George E. Q. Johnson, United States district attorney, yesterday denied published reports that a federal investigation was being made of a possible connection be- tween ward politicians and gam- bling and vice interests. He said, however, that the prohibition de- partment in Chicago is being built up and that the public might ex- ppct "good results" from future li- quor prosecutions. Chicago's "daily bomb" last night shattered windows and did small damage to a building on West Roosevelt road. Police, however, do not believe it was connected with the gambling war to which they attribute most of the 13 previous bombings of the last fortnight. ARRESTSUSPECT IN LENGJURDER POLICE BELIEVE THEY HAVE "THE BEST CLUES RUN ACROSS SO FAR" TO SLAYER OF PORTAGE GIRL ENDORSEMENT IS FIRST GIVEN IN YEARS GEORGE VITS AND MRS. MARY G. THOMAS CHOSEN AS MEM- BERS OF NATIONAL COMMIT- TEE of the much heralded meeting be- tween Maxim Litvinoff, head of the Russian delegation, and Sir Austin Chamberlain, British foreign min- ister, taking place in Geneva. Rumors have been in circulation for days that the Russians and the British would meet to discuss the possible restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Sheboygan, Wis., Dec. Possessing that he termed "the best clues run across so far" in the case of Helen Leng, 14, murdered Portage girl, District Attorney E. J. Morrison of Portage left today for Milwaukee where he will check on statements of a suspect made to au- thorities here today and Friday. Morrison is to investigate the statement of the suspect, made in questioning this morning, that he had slept in a Milwaukee mission house the night of Nov. 13, when the girl was slain. He previously told Sheboygan police he had been in Portage that night. Other contradic- tory statements he made are to be investigated and Morrison said the man may possibly be taken to'Port- age for further quizzing. Home Near Plymouth The suspect's family, who live at Rhine, near Plymouth, told authori- Madison, Dec. the first time in twenty years, the Wis- consin republican state committee endorsed the National republican administration, in a meeting here this morning. George Vits, Manito- woc, and Mrs. Harry E. Thomas, Sheboygan, were endorsed as mem- bers of the republican National committee. Both are members of that portion of the Republican party opposed to the Lafollette Pro- gressive section. The resolution, introduced by Lawrence Ledvina, Manitowoc, said: "We heartily endorse the splen- did, business-like administration of National affairs by the republican administration under the able lead- ership of President Calvin Coolidge. His administration has brought prosperity to all classes of our peo- ple, has resulted in a stupendous lowering of taxation; has greatly diminished the National debt, and has brought the standard of living in America to the highest level ever known. Commend President "We commend the fearless and vigorous prosecution" of those who, unfaithful to public trust and the obligations of good citizenship, at- tempted to dispoil public domains. We further commend the Presi- dent's staunch, unswerving and loyal support of the ideals and Warmer, Snow, Says Weatherman Milwaukee, Dec. temperatures are hovering about the zero mark in Wisconsin, prospects for milder weather were good to- day, with the weather bureau here predicting rising temperatures to- night and Sunday. Stevens Point and Wausau vied for the questionable honor of being plosion. Miss Bradford was so badly mangled that there is little hope for recovery. Weather Report Mostly cloudy tonight and Sun- probably rising tempera- ture. Cloudy Weather Maximum temperature for 24 hours ending at noon, 31; minimum, 2 below zero. Pleads Not Guilty To Moonshine Charge Junction City, Wis.-Joe Selinsld of this village, bartender at the Heise saloon, pleaded not guilty to a charge of sale of intoxicating liquor when arraigned before the federal court commissioner at Wausau. He was released on bonds of Sel- inski was arrested when federal of- ficers, upon entering the Heise place, found him dispensing what they took to be moonshine whiskey. Pioneer Publisher Dies at 87 Years Los Angeles, Dec. Walter Adelbert Nimrocks, 87, pioneer middlewestern publisher, died at his home here yesterday. His most successful publishing enterprises were started at Tecumseh and De- troit, Mich., and at Minneapolis. I the coldest place in the state Friday J night, with temperatures of 8 below zero reported at those points. La Crosse and the West central coun- tries had temperatures ranging from 2 below down, officials said. Madison registered a minimum of 2 degrees above zero and Milwau- kee 9 above. More snow will probably come with the rising temperatures bur- eau officials said. ties that he had come home three weeks ago after a roving trip; had appeared reticent, had gone out lit- tle and had kept his clothes in the barn most of the tjme. He was ar- rested Thursday and sentenced to 60 days in the county jail hero for driving a mortgaged car out of the state. Attaches at the jail here said the man had acted and had bath- ed and asked to have his clothe washed frequently, as if he feare there were blood on them. He wor a green and black blazer, its strand tallying with those found on th blood-cotted cover of the book th Leng girl was carrying when sh was slain. Denies Acquaintance The suspect had at first told au thorities that he knew Helen Leng but later said that the girl h thought was Helen Leng was a gir named "Helen whom he me in Sun Prairie, near Madison. H denied his earlier statement that h had attended the slain girl's funera and denied that he had gone from Tomah, Wis., where he left his car to Portage, averring he went to Mil waukee. Weekly Weather For the region of the Great Lakes: Probably two or three precipitation periods, mostly snow; temperature near seasonal average for the most part. For the Upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the them and central great plains; one or two precipitation periods likely, especially in north portion; week as a whole will probably average near normal in temperature. British Engineer Explains Miracle of Wireless Phone Wisconsin Rapids has as a guest in one of its homes this week no less a personage than Colonel Thomas Fortune Purves, a British officer and chief engineer of the British postal service, who has identified himslef closely with the development of wireless telephony and the development of the tele- graph and telephone service of Great Britain. Col. Purves is a brother of J. B. Purves, 1030 Elm street. Local residents and other read- erg of The Tribune will remember reading in these columns last spring about J. 'B. Purves talking to his brother in England by wire- less telephone. Wireless telephony was then Jn its infancy and though NEWSPAPER! in terms of months and days it is still young, remarkable progress has been made and today it is pos- sible to have telephone communica- tion with all points in Great Bri- tain and Europe from all points in the United States and Canada. Credit for a great deal of this work is due to the efforts of Col. Purves and his highly trained corps of assistants. Col. Purves came to the United States as the head of the British delegation to the Washington Ra- diotelegraph conference, which closed recently. Col. Purves gave an interesting story to The Tribune this morning touching on three phases of his (Continued on Page Two) Contributes To "Conscience Fund" Madison, Dec. is richer by through a contri- bution to the state treasurer's science fund." fhe following letter received from a Minnesota address tells the story: "Enclosed find in payment for one (or was it two) barrels of cement which I and another guy took without paying from the state while working for a road paving outfit in the summer of 1924. "Repentingly yours, "I do not choose to sign in." C. O. Pfeil, Architect and Golf Expert, Dies Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 3. Charles Oscar Pfeil, Memphis ar- chitect, for many years a leading executive in American amateur golf, nominee for the presidency of the U. S. Golf association, died here last night, following ah extended illness. principles of the Republican party. "Further resolved that we en- dorse the principles of the Republi- can party as set forth in the plat- form of the last Republican Na- tional convention." Mr. Vits was elected with 19 votes to 16 for Herman L. Ekem, former attorney-general of Wis- consin, on the final ballot. Others nominated weren Frank C. KJode; Whitefish Ray, and Alvin C. Kletch. On the first ballot' Mr. Ekern re- ceived 16 votes, Mr. Vits 11, Mr. Klode, 8, and Mr. Kletch 1. Vits Bolles' Proxy Mr. Vits, though not a member of the state committee, was present in the meeting, voting by authori- ty of a proxy from Stephen Bolles, editor of the Janesville Gazette. Mrs. Thomas won with 20 votes to 16 for Mrs. Rose Meyers, Sauk City, secretary of the state com- mittee, and Mrs. Thomas' closest competitor for the office of Nation- al committeewoman. The committee meeting, which opened an hour later than sched- uled because of caucuses among the factions, gave promise of dis- solving without attending to any business when Eugene Warnimont, Milwaukee, moved its diosolutiun on the ground that it was net a meeting of the Republican btate committee because several mem- bers, who arc allied with the con- servative element, failed to rc- (Continued on Two) Coolidge To Visit Havana Nfext Month Washington, Dec. dent Coolidge is to carry the greet- ings and good wishes of the United States to her neighbor Nations next month, journeying to Havana to address the sixth Pan-American Congress. Under present plans, he will be accompanied by Mrs. Coolidge, sec- retary Kellogg and possibly secre- tary Wilbur, and will go by special train to Key West, where a war- ship will be waiting to convey the party to the Cuban capital. Due however, to the fact that congress will be in session and oth- er considerations maXing his pres- ence in Washington advisable, his stay in Havana will be comparativa- ly brief. The Congress will open January 16. The earl? shopper buys best, and always buys Christ- mas Seals. iWSPAPLRl ;