Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - May 15, 1928, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin A. P. LEASED WIRE 'This paper is served by leased wire with the news report of the Associated Press. ftwids Dailv Tribune JL-L v E' iQl N E w s p R tfl1 12 PAGES TODAY The net paid circulation of The Tribune is Fifteenth 4552. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Tuesday, May 15, 1928. Today Straw Hat Day. The Band Wagon. Vegetables and Meat. Listen to Lili Damita. Arthur Brisbane----- Today men buy new straw hats. Write this on your tablets: Ten million men in America think more earnestly about this spring's straw hat than they will about next fall's presidential vote. Price Three Cents COOUDGE SIGNS FLOOD CONTROL BILL Stevens Point Is Victim of Blaze It looks like a "band wagon rush" for Secretary Hoover. William M. Butler, chairman of the republican national committee, and Massachu- setts leader, will vote for Hoover. Mr. Mellon's strong indorsement of Secretary Hoover convinces nine "practical" republicans out of ten that the thing is settled. There seems io be nothing ieft of the plan "to beat Hoover" except the possibility that President Coolidge can be induced to change his mind. Those who know the president, even a little, do not expect it. William Childs, owner of many restaurants, says he is not trying to ALL-NIGHT FIRE BURNS A MILLION FEET OF LUMBER FIREMEN CONCENTRATE EF- FORTS ON BUILDINGS AD- JOINING VETTER MANUFAC- TURING COMPANY, SCENE OF FLAMES Goes Far to Wed Stevens Point, Wis., May all-night fire uhich broke out in the storage shed of the Vetter Manufacturing company here, de- stroyed more than a million feet of make America vegetarian by refus- dressed, surfaced and matched tim- ing to sell meat. Wise man. Vege-, ber, causing a loss that may reach tarian nations DIP imimllv clmro n-i_ QOfl tarian nations aie usually slave na- tions. Three hundred million ladies and gentlemen in India eat no meat be- cause their religion foibids it. They drink no alcohol. end to end and nothing could be done to save the structure. A handful of Englishmen thou- Protect Nearby Property sands of miles ay eat plenty of The Clt >s fire fi hti department meat, drink plenty of alcohol. But concentrated its efforts on siring n ?y innSonnnp Ta property. Absence of f only British in India. wind succeeded in kee the fire A few minutes after the fire was discovered shortly after 10 o'clock last night, the flames were sweeping the huge shed, a block long, from It took the earth millions of years to produce fertile soil, assisted by earthworms. The cow needs two 01 three yeais to produce a beefsteak from grass. Man in half an hour manufactures brains from the beef- steak. Time is money, ergo, meat is money. Lili Damita, beautiful lady, com- ing from France bound for Holly- wood says: "American men are infants. They want to play, to dance, to act child- ish. They do not interest me. I like men with understanding." The worst of that is the truth in it. The lady adds: "'I do not marry until I am an old woman." She might make a film about Abraham's Avife. The lady says: "I have many princes and dukes in love with me." off a pile of feet of lumber which was stacked outdoors along- side the burning shed. Mellon's Example Helps Small Fry (Special to The Tribune) Beverly Hills, Calif., May Did you read whefe Mellon says "Hoover is the best man, and has the most qualifications for the job of being But he did not want the Pennsylvania delegation instructed for him. He wants to go to Kansas City and wait for the best offer. In other words he will take an inferior man if the inducements are bet- ter. You can't blame men like Jim Watson for wanting to have their state delegation to trade off, when one of our biggest men like Mellon wants to do the same thing and the poor fellow voting in the primary still'takes it seri- ous, and really thinks he has omething to do with the nomin- ation. Carol Loses Your glands legtilate your person- ality. Prof. Berman oC Columbia university can prove it. Your four parathyroids, small as a grain of wheat, mean more than all your ed- ucation. A future revised version may read: "I will praise the Lord, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, with my endocrines discharging hor- mones into the blood stream, and my parathyroids regulating the electrical condition of the lime salts of the body." And that is no pseudo scientific jest. When thyroid is lacking idiocy is inevitable. Glands account for genius or lack of it, for crime and moral misbehavior. The thyroid is responsible for crimes of passion. Ninety per cent of delinquent girls have enlarged thyroid glands. It is all frightfully complicated. Consolidated Buys Freighter for Paper A bulk freighter, the Francis L. Kobbins, has paichased by the Consolidated Water Power Paper company for the transportation of newsprint paper from the Port Arthur mills to Chicago and De- troit, and is now in the Manitowoc ship yards undergoing improve- ments. It will be ready for serv- ice in about a month. The boat, purchased from the Becker Steamship company of Cleveland, Ohio, is 380 feet long, 50 feet wide and 28 feet deep and has a capacity of tons. It is of steel constiuction and carries a crrw of 21 men. An additional deck is now being installed and other im- provements, including the installa- tion of special paper handling ma- chinery, will be made. This is the first boat of its kind to be put into use by the Consoli- dated company, and will provide ex- cellent transportation facilities be- tween the mills and the market. Thelma Clumeck met Bert W. Levitt, attorney in San Francisco, and they decided to wed. First, however, Miss Clumeck wanted to visit her parents in Singapore. Re- turning from Singapore, after a 000-mile trip, she had to go a few discovered she thousand miles farther to be' married since the British quota was filled and her en- try was denied. A marriage in Can- ada was planned, so Miss Clumeck can return to the United States as the wife of an American citizen. Seek Stolen, Missing Jewelry Worth FLIERS ON PARADE AT LINDTS HOME BREMEN CREW FOLLOWS PATH OF AMERICAN ACE'S TRI- UMPHAL RETURN FROM FRANCE; PUBLIC RECEPTION New York, May 13 Stolen and missing jewelry valued at 000 was sought today. Police of Nassau county were at- tempting to track clown the thief or thieves who stole in gem from the Oyster Bay home of Si St. Louis, May Travel- ing over the same route as Col. Charles A. Lindbergh on his tri- umphant return from his European flight, the trans-Atlantic Biemen fliers paraded over Lindell boulevard and downtown streets today and re- ceived the plaudits of Lindbergh's horn Q_ city. JURY TO PROBE CHICAGO GRIME SPECIAL SESSION TO BE CALL- ED JUNE 4 MAY GO AS FAR BACK AS 1926 INVESTIGAT- ING TERRORISM AND FRAUD Chicago, May Chicago crime at last is to go under the scalpel of a special grand jury. Chief Justice Brothers of the criminal court decided yesterday to refer the whole series of political murders, bombings, intimidations and kidnapings to a jury to be called together June 4. Oscar Carlstrom, attorney general of Illinois, will be the prosecutor, probably with the as- sistance of two representatives of the Chicago bar association, which has been active in demanding a thor- ough probe. May Go Back to 1926 The grand jury will be empower- ed to go back as far as the 1926 elections in its inquiry into chaiges of terrorism and fraud. It will be asked to look into all the circum- stances surrounding the bombing of Senator Deneen's and Judge Swan- son's homes, as well as the slaying of "Diamond Joe" Esposito and'Oc tavius Granady, each of whom wa a candidate for ward committeeman on the Deneen ticket at the Apri Prince Carol of Rumania will play no more tennis on British shores, for the British Home Office has de- manded that he leave the country immediately. Carol is shown here on the courts of the estate of M. Jonescu, Rumanian Minister Great Britain. to 2 AGED SISTERS BEATENJO DEATH MUTILATED BODIES OF LOUIS- ROAD BOOSTERS MEET THURSDAY ON IMPROVEMENT G 0 VE R N 0 R ZIM M E R M A N AMONG OVER 200 CONVEN- ING HERE UNDER AUSPICES OF LUCKY 13 ASSOCIATION. A comprehensive program for :he improvement of highways in Wisconsin in order to attract the tourist trade will be adopted at a meeting of more than 200 good road boosters from all parts of the state to be held here Thursday evening under the auspices of the Lucky 13 association, an organiza- tion for the promotion of the state highway bearing that number. Officials to Attend State officials and men widely known for their efforts in estab- lishing Wisconsin as "the nation's playground" will be present, and many of them will appear on the program. Notables who have al- ready promised to attend, include. Governor Fred R. Zimmerman, R. C. Bretting, chairman of the state highway commission; L. B. Xagler, director of conservation; Walter Duffy, commissioner of agriculture; A. E. Smith, secretary of the Wis- consin Good Roads association, at.d "Brownie" of the Milwaukee Jour- nal staff, expert on highway condi- tions and touring. The meeting, which will be held either at the Hotel Witter or the Battery E armory, is open to the public, and L. P. Daniels, president of the Lucky 13 association, has issued a general invitation to the people of Wisconsin Rapids and surrounding territory to attend. The Blushed On top of this endocrine informa- tion, Dr. Blum of Beilin says: "Fathers moderately addicted to alcohol are most likely to have male children, while the offspring of a temperate male parent are preem- inently girls." Experiments on animals prove it, German scientists accept it. Ashley Sparks, resident director o the Cunnard Line, while police o New York were searching for th taxicab in which Mrs. Alfred 13 Chapin of Springfield, Mass., lef an overnight bag containing 000 in jewelry. Mothers that want hoys will kind- ly remember that German scientists do not use bootleg whisky in their experiments. Merely smelling alcohol causct male mice to produce an overwhelm ing majority of male offspring. T] alcohol entered Father Mouse blood through the nose. Mile. Simone de la Chaum French, is woman golf champion o England. The British saw Mile, de 1 (Continued on Page Two) LITTLE JOE Gardner Leads Bunion Derbyists into Erie Erie, Pa., May Gardner of Seattle, Wash., led the transcontinental foot race into Erie this afternoon at 1-2, eastern daylight saving time, completing the forty five miles from Ashtabula in six hours nine minutes and thirty seconds. Italia Off on a New Pole Attempt Kings Bay, Spitzbergen, May 15 Italia's second flight started at this afternoon. It was favored by very fine weather, sunshine and no wind. The airship took a westward course in the di- rection of Greenland. Chief Ceremonial The parade was the chief public ceremonial in honor of the three guests, Baron Ehrenfried Guenther von Hucnefeld, Captain Hermann Koehl and Major James Fitzmaur- ice, who arrived here yesterday af- ternoon and will remain until tomor- row morning. The mild spring rain had given way to sunshine before the parade started. Public Reception The parade ended at city hall where a public reception was held. The afternoon's program included a visit to the site of the new Ger- man house for ground-breaking ceremonies, a luncheon at the coun- try home of August A. Busch, where ;he fliers planned to remain until the i banquet at Hotel Chase. 10, last, primary election. State's Attorney Robert E. Crowe under whose regime the politico ciime conditions are alleged to have existed, joined m the request foi the special grand jury. He suggestec to Judge Brothei s that the prosecu- tion be placed in the hands of Judges Swanson and Lindsay, lepub- lican and democratic candidates re- spectively for the office of state's at- torney next NOT. ember. Judge Swan- son won the nomination from Crowe at the primary election. Should Learn Their Job "One of these men will be the next state's Crowe told the court, "and they might as well learn what they are up against now." While arrangements were being made for the investigation, another angle of the politico-crime, situation was being heard by six criminal court judges, sitting en bane, listen- ing to arguments for the removal VILLE COUPLE BED ROBBERY '.MOTIVE; LIVED SION FOUND IN BELIEVED IN SECLU- Louisville, Ky., May The bodies of two aged sisters, beaten to death as they lay in bed, were discovered this morning at their cottage home on Maple street. A trunk had been pried open and officers advanced the theory that robbery had been the motive of the ku g of Mrs. Belle Holmes, 79, and Miss Kate Satterwhite. Slain Sunday Night Dr. Roy L. Caiter, coroner, said :he condition of the bodies indicated the two women weie slain Sunday night. Neighbors saw them last on Sunday evening when they attend- :d church services, at a nearby chapel. Post mortum examinations vill be conducted. Lived by Selves The two women lived byv them- elves. The bodies were discovered iy Claience B. Stephens of South "hirty-second street, a nephew bout 40 years old. He was ques- primary purpose of the meeting is the adoption of a good roads pro- gram, to be submitted to the next session of the legislature, calling for a concrete route running the entire length of the state, and an- other through highway from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi river. Roads Too Short "The main trouble with Wiscon- sin stated L. P. Dan- iels while discussing the booster meeting this morning, "is that they don't go anywhere." Mr. Daniels commended Wood county's road sys tern. He explained that one o more paved highways across th state, both from the east to th west and from the north to th south, is the aim of the Lucky 1 association and other organization of that nature. A chain of con crete linking Beloit, the "gateway city, to the northern lakes region A new kind of motion picture star has come to America. Lili Damita, French actress chosen to be leading lady for Ronald Colman, doesn't smoke or she never has had her hair bobbed. When this picture was taken upon her arrival in New York, she actually blushed to learn that it would appear in a newspaper. SERIOUSLY SICK touris all, he from the criminal bench of Judges t tioned by police but not taken into Kerner, Eller and Klarkowski. custody. National Political Pot Boils Over as Northland Head IVoters Study Many New Developments New Rote Governor Ma? dates were in the field, Hoover's these voters had a lot mor lected Monday at the convention about than the mere chec here. j heside their favorite candidate, fo things political, both national an state, were popping in all direc Baseball Results I tions. Study Mellon's Statement There was a statement by Secre National League I tary Mellon predicting Hoover woult New York, 4? .Chicago, 2. (Fourth bc elected if nominated and expres Philadelphia, (Third 'inning.) I sing the opinion that the commerce 3; Cincinnati, 3. secretary would make a good presi- dent; some more interpreting of the Brooklyn, 9; Pittsburgh, 1. (Sixth treasury head's Saturday statement o.. Hoover, senatorial delving into Hoover's campaign financing and re- inmng. American League Boston, 3; St. Louis, 1. (Final.) LK.Mtt.orr. 'J the United States should have Philadelphia, 2; (Seventh inning.) I quests for extending the senate in- quiry to Texas, a forecast of a break Cleveland, 0. J in the east's long "rule of absolut- and the instructing of another New York, 0; Detroit, 5. (Seventh handful of delegates for Governor inning.) j Smith. The outstanding political event on today's calendar was the New Jersey Louisville, 4; Toledo, 2. (Fourth primary where 31 republican and American Association inning.) 28 democratic delegates to the na- prompt and favorable consideration. (Fourth Columbus, 4; Indianapolis, 1.1 tional conrentions are at stake. Al- though come Lowden delegate candi- forces predicted a complete victory. Supporters of Governor Smith, who picked up six delegates in the Wyoming convention yesterday, had claimed all the New Jersey delegates to Houston. Interpretations Unnecessary In elaborating on his previous statement to Pennsylvania republi- cans that Hoover seemed to him to "come closest to the standards we have set" for the presidency, Secre- tary Mellon yesterday said he did not see why this- should be open to various interpretations. is pretty plain he said, after first remarking: "I think Hoover can win if nom- inated. I think he would make a good president." Eeaction to yesterday's statement was not long developing. Senator Norbeck, republican, South Dakota, pointed out that "Andrew Mellon compliments Mr. Hoover, but with- lolds the support that is necessary at Kansas City." Associates of Mr. Mellon, who has 'avored the rcnomination of Presi- lent Coolidge, do not regard his en- lorsement of Hoover necessarily ;hat he had delayed in making any formal charges until he could pro- cure one witness, Frank Harris, a plumber working for George Loes- cher of Menasha, chairman of the county board, at the time of the erection of the Sunnyview sanitar- ium and nurses home several years ago by the county. GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, CONFINED TO BED, CANCELS ALL ELECTION SPEECHES; HAS WORKED TOO HARD IS BEFORE U, S, MEASURE PROVIDES FOR CURBING GIANT RIV- ER'S FLOOD WATERS; ONE CONGRESS JOB COMPLETED. Washington, May 15. President Coolidge today signed the Mississippi river flood control bill. By affixing his signature to tha measure, Mr. Coolidge placed upon the statute books an act which em- barks the federal government upon, the tremendous task of curbing the flood waters of the Mississippi, probably one of the greatest en- gineering undertakings ever at- tempted in history. Ends One of 3 Problems The same stroke of the presi- dent's pen also completed the first of what are regarded as the three major problems up to the present congress. The other two, farm re- lief and tax reduction, still are pending in legislative form at the capitol. The new flood control bill v.a3 framed jointly by Senator Jones, chairman of the senate commerce commission, and Chairman Keid of the house flood control committee and .calls for the expenditure by the federal treasury of To Strengthen Levees The engineering plan for the work proposes the strengthening of the levees along the Mississippi river and the building of three flood ways and a spillway as out- lets to carry off from the mam stream the excess flood waters into the Gulf of Mexico. Upon the federal government is placed the entire expense of the flood control work with the excep- tion of the furnishing of the levee foundations on the main river to be borne by the Mississippi valley states; but this cost to the states is estimated only at about The new law reports over six months labor by congress. After the house and senate had acted, there began a series of conferences between house administration lead- ers and supporters of the flood measuie in an effort to revise pro- visions to meet with house objec- tions. Berlin, May Gustav Stresemann, foreign minister, was confined to his bed today, seriously ill. All his scheduled election speeches have been cancelled. Friends" have long feaied that Dr. Stresemann was burning up vital eneigy rapidly by strenu- ous woik. His Health has been in- different since he went to the Riviera in January to iccupeiate from an indisposition suffeied at Christmas time. Apparently recov- ered, he attended the March con- ference at Geneva. On May 5, he went to Heidelberg with Jacob Gould Schurman, American ambassador, >oth of them receiving honorary de- grees, and on May 7 went to May- ence where he delivered his Irst >olitical speech in occupied ttvri- ;ory. On his fifth birthday, May 10, Dr. Stresemann took to his bed with what was then described as "a ;outch of sickness." The gravity of lis condition was not icalized until lis bulletin was issued by three at- Two Fliers Stage Battle in Clouds 3 Plane Wrecks and Both Hurt; Was Hit by a Hammer by Pas- senger, One Tells Pantiac, Mich., May The story of a battle feet in the air between two fliers, Harry Anderson, of Roseville, Mich., pilot, and Clarence Frechett of Detroit, an aerial exhibitionist, which re- sulted in the plane's crashing and in a remarkable escape from death by the occupants, was under investigai tion today. Both men were found seriously in- jured in the plane, which was demol- ished in landing on the grounds of the State hospital for the insane Monday. Anderson told police he was at- tacked by Frechett with a hammer while flying over Pontiac. means that the Pennsylvania dele- gation will support him. In their pinion, the delegation will await evelopments at Kansas City before itself. Bambino Hits Two Homers; Now Has 11 New York, May Ruth hit his tenth home run of the season in the fifth inning of the Yankees-Detroit game today. The ball found its customary rest- ing place in the right field bleach- ers. Ruth was the first batter to come to the plate in the inning. Ruth hit his second homer of the game and his eleventh for the sea- son in the sixth inning with Smith in the box for Detroit. No one was on base. It made the score 9 to 5 in favor of the Yankees. tending physicians: "Dr. Stresemann is seriously stricken by feverish paratyhus, like stomach or intestinal catarrh, com- plicated by an infection of the kid- neys demanding extreme care and strict confinement to his bed. "The patient must refrain from all work for the present." Consolidated Gas Co. Votes Edison Merger New York, May rectors of the Consolidated Gas company of New York today voted to absorb the Brooklyn Edison coin- E. B. Peterson Buys Brown Pool Parlor E. B. Peterson of Berlin, until seven years ago a resident of this city where he had lived practically all his life, has purchased the bil- liard parlor and fixtures in the Mead-Witter block owned by Wayne Brown, and a known as Brown's Re- creation room. The transaction was made yesterday. Mr. Peterson is quite well known in this city. He is a member of the American Legion, and the Eagles. He will move his family here short- ly. Mr. Peterson formerly operated the newstand now owned by Robert Kerrins. Mr. Brown will go into some oth- er business, but has not announced his plans. pany, stock, through provided an exchange of that seventy per cent of the Brooklyn stock is de- posited under the merger plan and subject to the approval of the state public service commission. Weather Report House Passes Bill on Prison Products Washington, May house by a Vote of 299 to 40, to- day passed the Cooper bill to per- mit states to regulate interstate rade In prison-made products. The measurt now to the senate. Immorality Charges Against Bishop Fail Kansas City, May Technical charges of maladministra- tion and "immorality" brought against -Bishop Francis J. McCon- nell of Pittsburgh by the Rev. George A. Cooko of Wilmington, Del., were summarily dismissed to- Mostly cloudy, probably showers beginning tonight or Wednesday; slightly warmer tonight in ex- treme southeast portion; cooler Wednesday in southwest and central portions. XbrciitcniBg Today's Weather Maximum temperature for 24 day by the quadrennial general period ending at 7 a. m 71- ference of the Methodist Episcopal minimum for same iwrioH. church. Episcopal minimum for same period, 50; perature at 7 a. m., 56.