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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - November 5, 1929, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin A. P. LEASED WIRE Thii paper served by leased wire with the news report of the Associated Press. Daily Tribime tt N E W S PA PER iQj 12 PAGES TODAY Net paid circulation of The Tribune on Monday, November 4, was Sixteenth 5006. Wisconsin Wis., Tuesday, November 5, 1929. Single Copy Five Cents PROGRESSIVES HOLD RALLY AT MARSHFIELD State Delays Action Against Elmer Hi STAND ON L COMPLETION OF FEDERAL INQUIRY TO BEJWAITED "FINANCIAL WIZARD'S" ATTOR- NEY SUCCEEDS IN HOLDING UP STATE TAX DEPART- MENT'S ENT. PROBE FOR PRES- Tfee state income tax department stated today that it would take no action against Elmer S. Huckins, former Pittsville grocer and "finan- cial until the federal gov- ernment completes the inquiry be- ing conducted, according to an As- sociated Press dispatch from Mil- waukee. Gained Wide Publicity Huckins gained nation-wide pub- licity a few months ago when fed- eral operatives announced they had determined to investigate his busi- ness, the nature of which is un- known and which is reputed to pay investors 2G and 52 per cent in- terest. Information received by the op- eratives tended to show that Huck- ins had represented himself to in- vestors as being in the "cigar busH ness." Huckins was subsequently j charged with using the mails to de- fraud but at his hearing the fed- eral prosecutor failed to prove that the defendant was not engaged in a cigar business. Attorney Seeks Delay Walter Barngrovrr, attorney for V, Streblow Charged With Manslaughter VIRGINIA VOTE IMPORTANT IN PARTY POLITICS Answering to a charge of fourth degree manslaughter as driver of the coupe which collided with a car driven by John H. "Ted" Gill at the intersection of Jackson street and Third avenue on Sunday, October 13, resulting in the death of Mar- garet Ann Gill, 6, Vernon Streblow, 27, was arraigned before Judge C. J. Randall in justice court shortly before noon today. Preliminary hear- ug was set for 10 o'clock on the norning of Friday, Nov. 8 before Judge Randall. Streblow was released pending the national campaigns preliminary hearing upon furnish- ing "bend. The warrant for Streblow's arrest was served on the driver of the death car this morning by Chief of Police R. S. Payne after it had been issued by District Attorney M. S. Huckins, has been here on oc- casions recently seeking a delay in the proceedings of tho state to de- termine the nature of Huckins1 busi- ness and his income. It has been agreed that until Huckins' case is disposed of by the federal govern- ment, the Wisconsin inquiry will be delayed. Barngrovcr claims his client's residence is in Chicago but an affi- davit made by Huckins and on tile in Wautoma states his residence is at Hancock, Wis. Estimate Invested Huckins is reputed to have drawn an estimated from in- vestors living in Wisconsin and other middle-western states and California. King. Attorney T. W. Brazeau will represent Streblow. Responsibility for the death of the little Gill girl was placed on Streb- low by a coroner's jury following the inquest which was conducted in the council chambers of the city hall last Wednesday afternoon. The Gill child died as the result of loss of blood after her jugular vein was severed when she was thrown through the left rear window of the car as the collision occurred. Streb- low was driving south on Third av- enue and Gill was driving cast on Jackson street. Streblow placed the accident victim in his car and rush- ed her to the hospital, but she diec cnroute. WILL DECIDE STRENGTH OF REPUBLICANS IN FORMER "STAND PAT" DEMOCRATIC STATE. (By The Associated Press) While election contests drew the voters of a dozen states to the polls today, the eyes of the nation were fixed primarily upon the gubernator- ial election in Virginia, watchful for any indication of what might be ex- pected of the old dominion in future Crucial Party Test Mayoralty elections in New York, Boston, and other cities attracted attention, but today's ballotting in Jailed for Their Silence f X.V. V-X-.'-o :-j These three newspaper men on the staff of a Washington daily, may Virginia was considered a crucial j not gci out of jail until they tell a District Of Columbia grand jury test for the Democratic organization v.rcrc and from whom ft b hfc H caoitaL Leffc rf there, and the efforts of the Republi- Hendricks, Jack E. Kevins jr., and Linton Burkett, who can party to solidify its gams of last ,_ year's presidential election under wcre SIven sentences for contempt of court, and sent to the 12 States Elect. Where Were the Buyers? J. E. Madden, Philosopher. A Killer Acquitted. Arthur Citizens in twelve states vote Massachusetts tr Michigan to Vir- Tuesday, from California, from ginia. Virginia, the only state electing a governor, is agitated by a Smith and anti-Smith warfare, which moans a religious warfare. Tuesday's election will tell wheth- er Virginia's government, consis- tently Democratic for forty years, is to remain "safely or become dangerously Republican. In Kentucky, which in late years has turned Republican, Republican voters will try to make n clean job of it by getting a majority of the legislature. In New York state, a negro, Hu- bert T. Dclany, is running for con- gress on the Republican ticket, in a district normally Democratic. "Big buying orders" widely ad- vertised and expected did not ap- (Continued on Page Nine) IDENTIFY BODIES BY PAPERS FOUND IN CLOTHING; FOG BLAMED FOR ACCIDENT; TWO KILLED IN BOSTON CRASH. Toluca, Mexico, Nov. Bodies of four men were here today awaiting claimants after crash of the Mexico City-Juarez mail plane early yesterday. Fatality List The four men were: Manuel Carpio, governor of the state of Aguascalientes. Del Vr.lera, his secretary. John Carmichacl, pilot of the plane. Robert G. Lowry, 40, traffic su- pcrintcndent of the airline, the Cor- poration Acronautica de Transport- cs, formerly of Fort Worth, Tex. The four men left Valbuena aero- drome, Mexico City, in a single mo- tored cabin ship at a. m., yes- terday, apparently crashing a half hour or so later at Pcna Del Monte ranch, near Villa Carbon, in the mountainous country on the rim of the valley of Mexico. Death Instantaneous The plane was destroyed. Posi- tion of the bodies indicated all had died instantly. Cause of the crash was undetermined but airways offi- cials said exceptionally bad flying weather prevailed, with heavy fog, and believed possibly the craft lost its way in the mist. Persons discovering the wrecked airplane learned the identity of the "our men only through papers found n pockets of their clothes. Tn view of the condition of the bodies the of Toluca, which is capital of the ftate of Mexico, asked per- mission to arrange interment here, but officials of the C. A. T. refused and said they would come for them. the leadership of Herbert Hoover. With a coalition candidate, Wil- liam Moseley Brown, sponsored by the Republicans and those elements of the Democratic party which sup- ported President Hoover, opposing the candidate of the regular Demo- cratic machine, John Garland Pol- lard, it was inevitable that the re- sults of the balloting should be com- pared with the Hoover majority of and interpreted as indicating that Virginia had definitely joined the column of "doubtful" states or same jail where Harry F. Sinclair is serving time for a similar of- fense. The three men refused to divulge bootleggers' names and ad- dresses after they had conducted a personal survey of Washington speakeasies. At the end of their present term they are liable to be resentenced if they continue to withhold this information. BLAINE, ARNOLD Inquiry Into CLASH VERBALLY IN LOBBY PROBE WISCONSIN SENATOR ACCUSES MANAGER OF TARIFF ASSO- CIATION, TAXPAYERS LEAGUE, OF HAVING "SUCK- ER LIST." had returned cratic south. to the "solid" Demo- Walker Opposed by 3 In New York City, Mayor James J. Walker's candidacy for reelection on the Democratic ticket, was oppos- ed by Representative Fiorello H. La Guardia, Republican, Norman Thomas, Socialist, and Richard E. Enright, former police commission- er, running under the sponsorship of the Square Deal party. In addition to this and the Boston contest there were mayoralty elec- tions in cities of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Seek Legislature Control In Kentucky, the Republican party sought to gain control of the last arm of tho state government held by .he Democrats, the legislature. State-wide elections also wore on n Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, having to do with a tax limitation amendment in the Buckeye state, and with the election of state judges in the two others. In addition to the gubernatorial election, the Virginia voters were called upon to select a lieutenant governor, attorney general, and the entire membership of the house of delegates. Directors of "Lucky 13" Trail Association Meet The annual meeting of the board of directors of the "Lucky IS" Trail Association was held last evening following a dinner in the Wit- ter hotel Rose room. The meeting, which was presided over by L. P. Daniels, association president, heard reports of the activities of the past year and approved the budget for the season of 1930. F. X. Grodc, Ne- koosa, in charge of the association exhibit at the Outdoor Show at Chi- cago's colisseum last spring was present and gave a complete report, after which a plan was adopted for Soldier Son of Sigel Man Drowns Word has been received that Mar- tin Schrocdcl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schroedel, Sigel, was drowned in the Panama canal, where he was serving in the United States army unit stationed at Fort Amador after having re-enlisted in 1928 following four years' service. No one knows exactly what hap- pened but it is supposed that Schroedel fell into the lake on the night of September 22, while at- tempting to cross the lock at Peter Miguel, as his body was found near- by on the afternoon of the 23rd, and buried under army regulations An attempt to disinterred and LITTLE JOE Two Killed at Boston Boston, Nov. D. Johnston, federal air inspector, and "Hank" Carter, pilot for Skyways Inc., were killed today when their airplane crashed after going into a tail spin over the East Boston air- port. at Fort Amador. have the body brought home was prevented by regulations of the Canal Zone Health department for a period of 18 months. Notwithstanding this, funeral services will be held for an even bigger display of Wiscon- sin's attractions at the next Outdoor Show. Reelect Daniels L. P. Daniels was reclccted presi- dent for the ensuing year and Fi'ed Ragan was "chosen secretary to suc- ceed Gerald Fritzsingcr. These offi- cers, together with two directors from each village and city along Highway 13 from Ashland to Beloit comprise the functioning board. In his report to the directors, President Daniels pointed out that the asso- ciation had this year been influen- tial in securing the leaving of 41 miles of highway 13 with concrete in Price county; 17 miles in Taylor county, and that the board of super- visors of Ashland county at its aut- umn meeting will undoubtedly auth- orize a bond issue to pay for con- crete pavement of Highway 13 throughout that county. To Test "Black Top" An experiment is to be made this fall, it was stated, whereby a stretch of ten miles of Adams county road between Adams and Kilbourn is to be surfaced with an approved "black top" dressing to ascertain how wel it will be able to withstand winter conditions. Except for the strip ol this city, and Ivilbourn, all of High- way 13's 500 miles -will be concreted by the end of Those present at the meeting were H. B. Radland, Jesse Edmunds, Kilbourn; W. E. Barringer, Baraboo; J. W. Purves, Friendship; R. B. Wood, Adams; A. U. Marvin, F. X. Grodc, Nekoosa, and Guy 0. Babcock, L. P. Daniels and Fred city. Washington, Nov. exchanges between Senator Blaine of Wisconsin and J. A. Arnold, gen- eral manager of the Southern Tariff association and the American Tax- payers league, developed today as he senate lobby investigating com- mittee resumed its inquiry. Charges "Sucker List" At one stage Blaine told Arnold ie intended to show that the form- r was using persons from whom ontributions were received as "a ucker list" and that he intended Iso to show "a large portion went nto your own pockets." Blaine made his statement after mold had accused him of ridicul- ing the work and the Wisconsin senator retorted: "I am ridiculing the work." Collections of the tax league for the year ending August 31 were given as and of the tariff association and expenditures as and respectively. Made Up Deficit Arnold said he made up the defi- cit and that the organizations owed him money. He testified that he thought, the railroads should con- tribute to both the league and the where- any- Lake Tragedy Is Continued Chicago, Nov. into the sinking of the S. S. Wiscon- sin off Kenosha last Tuesday, with the loss of 16 lives was resumed to- day with Captain Henry J. Delatre, skipper of the S. S. Illinois, the principal witness examined by Fred- erick J. Meno, district federal steam- boat inspector. Captain Delatre said his boat, a sister ship of the Wisconsin, was bound to Chicago from Milwaukee on the day of the Wisconsin's sink- ing, and had put in at Racine to re- AND TAXATION ADOPT RESOLUTIONS CON- DEMNING MERGERS OF FI- NANCIAL HOUSES AND IN, CREASE OF PROPERTY TAX. BY RICHARD SPRY (Associated Press Staff Writer) Marshfield, Wis., Nov. Progressives of the 1929 Wisconsin legislature, in conference here, to- day adopted resolutions condemning outside "chain banks" and endorsing the principle of income taxes and re-endorsing the 1929 Progressive stand in the legislature for control of electric utilities. Advocate Old System i "This Progressive conference con- demns and resents the insidious in- roads of chain banking and urges pair a broken rudder chain damag-1 the people to go back to Wisconsin's cd by the rough seas. While making repairs he said his radio man heard the distress signals of the Wiscon- sin, and he immediately ordered the repair work rushed. As quickly as possible, he said, he steamed to the scene of the Wisconsin accident but the boat had gone down and there was no sign of life. Inspector Meno completed his in- vestigation today. The testimony of witnesses will have to be transcribed and submitted to the inspector's de- partment at Washington before fur- ther action, if any, is taken. tariff association. "We get over we can. We don't miss LOCAL TEACHERS AT CONVENTION MISSING AERIAL EXPLORERS SAFE DOWN IN SEA BY PROSPECTORS am' FORCED ARTIC SHELTER ON SHORE; FOUND BY ESKIMOS. Toronto, Or.t.. Nov. Ra- 3ody. The Nash Motors company was listed as giving Before reading the contributors' list, Blaine questioned Arnold about a typewritten sheet taken from the association records. Blaine said it was an agreement between Vance Meuse, W. F. Myrick and Mrs. Ida Darden and provided that Myrick and Meuse were to re- ceive 40 per cent of all checks turned in by them. Testifies to Salaries Arnold testified that Meuse was getting a month from the tar- iff association, Myrick a month Darden a year and that Meuse was working in South Caroline, Myrick in California and Mrs. Darden in Texas. Blaine read a list of the states LARGE DELEGATION REPRE- SENTING ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF TEND STATE MILWAUKEE. CITY TO AT- MEETING AT road between the junction of High- ways 73 and 13 six miles south oi Marshfield Death Hearing Adjourned The session of the coroner's jury which is investigating the death in Marshfield on October 18 of Mrs. Julia Hasse, who was found drown- ed in the bathtub of her home on Adler Drive, was adjourned in him at the Sigel Lutheran church I Judge M. E. Adler's court yesterday at 2 p. m. Sunday, Rev. G. M. (afternoon until November 14. A City Council Holds November Session The regular monthly meeting of the common council will be held this evening at the city hall begin- ning at 8 o'clock. In addition' to the promised vote on the matter of authorizing a referendum vote at the municipal election next spring on the matter of a change in the method of election, of school com- missioners, it is expected that ac- tion will be taken on the matter of providing uniforms for the police force, and that further report will be made on sewer arid water for South Side. Otherwise the session is expected to be of a routine na- ture. Kruger officiating. Wood County Home Directors Meet The board of directors of the Wood County Home for the Aged held its November meeting at the home south of this city, yesterday afternoon, and prepared its first an- nual report which will be presented :o the Noyember session of the preliminary hearing of the case of Al Gallun, Auburndale, resulted in his plea of guilty of obtaining prop crty under false pretense. Defend ant made restitution to the injurec parties and paid a fine of anc costs. District Attorney Marvin S King represented the state in both instances. dio messages from the isolated ,in tic trading post of Cambridge Bay on Victoria Irlr.nd today told of the battle against tho frozen north wag- ed for two rr.or.ths by eight aerial prospectors before their discovery by wandering Eskimos. Missing Since Sept. 8 The party, headed by Colonel C. D. H. McAlpir.e, president of Do- minion Explorers, Ltd., had been missing since Sept. 8, when they took off from Baker Lake, Manito- ba, in two airplanes on a prospect- ing trip. McAlpine in a radio message to the headquarters; of Dominion Ex- plorers, here, said they had become ost in the Arctic fogs and landed in the sea. Pull Planes Ashore With the greatest difficulty they pulled their heavy pontoon-equipped planes ashore en a sandy beach and erected a rude shelter about their planes and buii: a fire. For days they sought a settlement. Finally, as they were almost aban- doning hope, three wandering Es- kimos arrived at Through the "pidgin their camp English" of Tue icrvisors which con- ruesday. It also listened loard of venes next to and accepted the report of the superintendent of the home, James Case. In that report it was "stated that recently n group of missionary volunteers from Bethel Academy, near Arpin, had visited the Home and entertained the inmates with a group of songs. The visitors were themselves entertained by Mr. Case's private zoo which now con- tains c hear, a monkey, some rac- coons, pheasants and turtle doves. Medals to Wisconsin Rescuers Kenosha, Wis., Nov. Honored by a grateful community, 31 men who played leading parts in the rescue of survivors from the foundered steamer Wisconsin today could display certificates and medals attesting to their heroism. At a banquet last night the men, members of the Kenosha and Ra- cine coast guard crews and of the fishing tugs, Chambers Brothers nnd Palmer, were presented with the tokens. the north they acquainted the Es- kimos of their plight and the latter agreed to kad them to the nearest settlement. Reach Trading Post Taking only such food from their ilanes as they would absolutely need, the prospectors set out on their overland journey. Footsore and ex- musted they reached the Hudson's Bay company trading post on Victor- ia Island last Sunday. They" had been forced to camp for several days ment and inquired why Wisconsin was omitted. "You found a few suckers in Wis- consin, didn't Blaine asked. "We had a few contributions from Arnold answered. The witness testified that the or- ganizers worked sometimes for the Taxpayers' league and at other times for the Tariff association. Blaine read from the "agreement" that when was raised, Meuse, Myrick and Mrs. Darden were to receive ten per cent of it. Agreement Means Nothing "I'm telling you the agreement means Arnold insisted. A heated exchange developed be- tween Senator Blaine and Arnold after Blaine had read that Horn- blower and Weeks of Boston con- tributed "Did you have a circular letter as well as a Blaine asked. ''You're ridiculing the Ar- nold replied sharply, "and you are not after must con- fess." A delegation of 30 instructors, representing Lincoln high, the pub- lic graded schools, vocational school, county normal and agriculture schools and the country graded schools plans to attend the annual assembly of the Wisconsin Teach- ers' association to be held at the Vocational school in Milwaukee com- mencing tomorrow. County Superin- tendent S. G. Corey is already there as the section for county superinten- dents convened at 9 a. m. today. The remainder of the delegation will not leave until tomorrow. Local Delegation In addition to Mr. Corey, the dele- gation will comprise the following; City Superintendent Julius Windcn; High School Principal Aaron Ritchay; Misses Jessie Talbot, Ruth Amon, May Roberts and Sophie Bill from the high school; W. A. Sprise and Von Holliday from the Voca- tional school; from the grad schools, Miss Anita Link, Lowell Misses Kathryn Kitowski anc Elizabeth Philleo. Edison: Misse Edith Ruth Johnson, Martin. Ruth McCabe ant Emerson: Kathleen Geoghan, Mabel Misse Wilcox and Mrs. Estelle Coakley, Emerson Miss Mae Raleigh, and Miss Kath- ryn Wilhelm are also expecting to go. Entire County Represented From the county normal school, A. W. Zellmer, Miss Katherine Jole, Mrs. Nora Frank and Miss Ruth Cole will attend, as will the two along the shore of Queen Maud Gulf waiting for the ice to freeze sufficiently to permit them to cross and then were forced to trudge their way 50 miles across the gulf, over hummocks of ice, making but a few miles each day. Blaine retorted: "I am ridiculing the work and I am going to show that you were using these people as a sucker list from which to ob- tain collections and a large portion went into your own pockets." Denies Personal Profit "That's not Arnold an- swered angrily. Blaine said the list showed Joseph H. Grundy of Bristol, Pennsylvania, contributed "That wasn't Arnold said. rural supervising teachers, Misses Maria Hanifin and Hazel Berg. From the county agricultural school W. C. Christensen, M. C. Kelly, Misa Katherine Gill and Armond Bauer are on the delegation. A large dele- gation from the Marshfield city schools and from the schools of Ne- koosa, Port Edwards, Pittsville and the villages and district schools of the county will also attend the con- vention. time-honored system of independent and self-sustained banking, fostered for the protection of its own deposi- tors and not the tools of alien and absentee interests." This resolution was adopted in the conference room in the basement of Marshfield's First National Bank, only after Assemblyman E. M. Row- lands, Cambria, had insisted that the group omit from the resolution ref- erence to "this Wisconsin in favor of "these chains." i Condemn Further Taxes The conference went on record "in condemnation of the policy which foists further property taxes upon the home and farm owner and furth- er goes on record to endorse the principle of paying in accordance with ability to pay and in favor of legislation to increase the yield of the income tax and render unneces- sary the levying of any state tax on property." This resolution was adopted fol- lowing the allegation that several Progressive bills in the last legisla- tive session, either killed by the Conservative senate majority or vetoed by the governor, would have saved the recent levy of more than in taxes on property. Reaffirm Power Plan Faith The Progressives under the chair- manship of Alvin C. Reis, Madison, floor leader of the assembly, reaf- firmed their "faith in the soundness and advisibility of the power plan for which the group fought in the 1019 session." It was further resolv- ed "that this Progressive conference pledge its untiring- efforts to clean- ing out those stalwart members of the senate who caused the defeat of this program." The conference late today was to consider the problem of taxation for snow-removal and, in executive ses- sion, to discuss the plans for cam- paigning for the state legislure by districts. Mostly Assemblymen All the delegates-here are assem- blymen with the exception of Gard- ner Withrow, La Crosse, railroad brotherhood lobbyist in the 1929 ses- sion and assemblyman in the 1927 session and defeated candidate for congress; Senators Rush, Severson and Cashman and Former Assem- blyman E. E. Royce of Marshfield. Stevens Point Man Made Ripon Trustee Ripon, Wis., Nov. Pres- ident Silas Evans of Ripon college announced today that E. A. Ober- weiser, Stevens Point, had been add- ed to the membership of the board of trustees of the school. Oberweiser s secretary-treasurer of the Whiting 3lover Paper company. His appoint- ment brings the total trustees to 26. number of Prentiss-Wabers Officers Reelected All officers and directors of the P r e n t i s s-Wabers Manufacturing company were rcelected at the an- nual stockholders' meeting held at the factory last night. C. F. Kruger is president, Ralph Wiltrout, treas- urer and general manager, Michael Woolf vice president and sales man- ager, and Dean Philleo, secretary. These officers and Bert Redford, Dr. Edward Hougen, Amos Has- brouck, Clarence Searls and G. O. Babcock constitute the board of di- rectors. Ralph Wiltrout gave at short talk, in which he called attention to the very satisfactory financial state- ment sent stockholders several weeks' ago. A splendid bur ness for this fiscal was forecast. JBrookhart Tells Of 'Booze Washington, Nov. tails of the celebrated dinner to members of congress at which he said liquor was served were given to the senate today by Senator Brookhart of Iowa, who accompan- panied his disclosures with a demand for the resignation of Secretary Mellon; a suggestion that someone like Major Smedlcy D. Butler be given the dry enforcement task, and that a drive be made against the "big fellow" in the bootlegging world. The lowan, whose remarks wcre listened to by an expectant chamber and galleries crowded with curious spectators, did not directly accuse any member of congress of having partaken of liquor at the party and he complimented President Hoover, Vice President Curtis and Sir Esme Howard, the British ambassador, on their enforcement elands. Fined for Talking to Oshkosh Juror Oshkosh, Wis., Nov. Neighborly conversation with a woman juror sitting in the case of an alleged embezzler had cost Mrs. Charles Koehn of Oshkosh to- day. She was fined that amount by Circuit Judge Fred Beglinger after >eing found guilty of criminal con- empt of court. Her conversation, >earing on what verdict should be returned against Lorenz Sperling of Oshkosh, charged with misappro- iriating was held with Mrs. Zeinhold Steuck, a neighbor. A mis- trial resulted. Mrs. Koehn, at her trial Monday, declared she did not know she was committing an offense. Judge Beg- linger responded that the jury sys- tem was well established and that he could not accept her plea of ignor- ance. She paid the fine. Weather Report Generally fair tonight and Wed- nesday, except somewhat tied in east por- tion; warmer in southeast portion. Fair Today's Weather Maximum temperature for 24 hour period ending at 7 a. m., 37; minimum temperature for. same period, temperature at 7 a. m. 32. prxflRKilVE
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