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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - June 26, 1930, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin A. P. LEASED WIRE Tiiii paper served by iemMd wire with the news report of the Associated Press. CONSTRUCTIVEC N E W S P A P R 10 PAGES TODAY Circulation paid copies daily covering the heart of Wisconsin, dairy center of the world. Seventeenth 5202. Wisconsin Rapids, Thursday, June 25, 1930. Single Copy Five Cents PHIL FOLLETTE THROWS HAT RING SUOO-A-WEEK BANK DEPOSITS MADE BY LINGLE AUTHORITIES REGARD SOURCE OF SLAIN Sparta Bank Robbed; Loot Unestimated Sparta, Wis., June (IP) ANCE IN INVESTIGATION. Chicago, June source of "Jake" Lingle's regular bank deposits averaging, his banker said, more than a week, has become a matter of first importance to. the authorities investigating his murder. Made Large Deposits William N. Kline, president of the Lake Shore Trust and Savings Bank, disclosed to investigators for the state's attorney yesterday that the slain Tribune reporter, although re- ceiving only a modest salary as a newspaperman, made six to eight deposits each month of sums rang- ing from 5500 to Such deposits always were in cash and were exclu- sive of check deposits. Earlier in the day Police Captain William Russell, until recently com- missioner of Chicago police, had told of a stock buying partnership that existed between Lingle and himself. Friends of the reporter had held that stock market profits accounted for the wealth Lingle has presumed to possess. Paper Profits Capt. Russell said that at one time the paper profits of his joint venture with Lingle amounted to but that the October mar- ket crash swept it all away. The banker, however, told the investi- gators that the large cash deposits were continued by Lingle after the market crash. The question the state's attorney seeks to answer is: Where did Lingle get the money deposited fol- lowing the market collapse, and where has it gone? At the time of the Lingle murder June 9, his bank balance was between and the banker said. To Start Jury Probe A conference between leaders of the Lingle inquiry yesterday was followed by a report that the grand jury investigation of the murder would be started at once. There has been delay due to the desire of the state attorney to gather as much evidence as possible so that indict- ments may be obtained. The expected shakeup of the Chi- cago police department, forecast when Russell resigned the commis- sionership, failed to materialize yes- terday. Word from police headquar- ters was that it might occur today. Convict Jack McGurn A development regarded as signi- ficant in the crime was the convic- tion yesterday on a charge of gun toting of Jack (Machine Gun) Mc- Gurn, one of the "public enemies listed by the crime commission. A year in jail and a fine may be imposed as punishment. of Sparta shortly after noon today and escaped with 000 in currency and an unde- termined amount of securities. Tyler D. Barney, cashier, was unable to immediately de- termine the value of securities taken. Three of the men entered the bank while the other two remained outside in a sedan, in which the quintet escaped. All five men appeared to be foreigners, Barney said. Officials of surrounding towns were notified of the robbery and were asked to be on the lookout for the quintet. CHICAGO PLANE UP 350 HOURS FOUR HUNTER BROTHERS MUST KEEP SHIP IN AIR UN- TIL SUNDAY MORNING TO BREAK ENDURANCE FLIGHT RECORD. Chicago, June 26. The four flying Hunter boys of Sparta, SAFETY PROBLEM CONSIDERED IN MEETINGS HERE SPEAKERS AT WISCONSIN VAL- LEY SAFETY CONFERENCE TREAT ON PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS IN FACTORY, HOME AND ON STREET. That the mental attitude of both employers and employees toward the vital question of safety is the most important factor in its achievement, was the fact most strongly stressed in the address by Dr. John K. Com- mons, Madison, longtime instructor cf economics, and nationally known writer on economic subjects, before the opening session of the second Wisconsin Valley Safety conference held at the armory on First street north this morning. In his formula for making industry safe, Dr. Com- mons stressed three items of safety: the place of employment; the con- ditions of employment, and finally the mental attitude of all concern- ed. Welcomed by Mayor The meeting opened at a. m. today, with J. J. Plzak, Consolidated Water Power Paper company's safety engineer, presiding. Mayor George W. Mead made the address of welcome, commending the organ- ization for its prevention studies and activities and mentioning the Wis- consin Industrial commission's work in this connection. He was followed by Police Chief H. C. Baker of Ra-. cine, who together with C. N. Maur- Opposes Kohler Phil La Follette iliaiii- 111., staked virtually all their money I er, former state traffic engineer, on an airplane endurance flight which, if it is continued, will sur- pass the record at o'clock next Sunday morning. At a. m. to- day the plane had been in the air 347 To Realize Walter, the eldest, said they had pooled their funds expecting to re- alize at least if the flight was successful. The smooth sailing that had marked the flight for two grueling weeks turned rough last evening when the first serious threat to the success of the leaky gaso- line developed. The tank un- der the left wing was the faulty one, and the circumstances necessi- tated night refueling, with its haz- ards and difficulties. Sister Supervises Cuisine While the two younger Hunters, John and Kenneth, still in their early 20's, pilot the endurance plane, Walter and Albert, fly the refueling ship. A fifth Hunter, Irene, hurried from her school teaching in southern Illinois to su- pervise the cuisine department. She sees that the "finest brothers in the world" have what they want to eat and that piping hot or icy cold as they desire. A sixth Hunter, mother of the quintet, has followed the flight's progress at her farm near Sparta. She will be at Sky Harbor "from Saturday observed Irene. U. S. Government to i Judse Evans Praises Pay for False Alarm Milwaukee, June A West Allis family today had the promise of the United States gov- ernment to pay ?40 for a funeral that never took place. It was this way: Mrs. Leo Comstock was notified in 1918 that her brother, Grover G. Tanner, died from influenza during the epidemic of the Great Lakes naval training station, friends were notified, flowers purchased and an undertaker maintained watch at railroad stations for the body. About was spent in preliminary ar- rangements. But no body came. Then word arrived that the deceased was from Michigan and no relation to Mrs. Comstock. The senate yesterday passed, a resolution allowing the claim. Courts in Wisconsin Wis., June judges of Wisconsin should have the right to comment and give their opinions on evidence in cases Sez Hugh: they hear, Judge Evan A. Evans, Baraboo, member of the United States circuit court of appeals, told the Wisconsin Bar association con- vention last night. "Criminal laws of Wisconsin are more vigorously enforced than in any other state and rapid justice is meted he said. Judge Evans advocated changing the laws of the state to give district attorneys authority to comment on failure of defendants to testify in criminal cases. Brass Button on Cap Causes Odd Accident June (.V) on John Beek- PEOPLE CAHT JAM ARGUMENT BY BOTH THE CTTHERIS WROW3! Shebovgan, Wis., brass button man's cap today was blamed for an accident that nearly cost his life. Beekman, 38, an employe of the Wisconsin Power and Light com- pany, climbed an electric light pole. His cap supposedly brushed a wire and volts shot through the brass -button on his cap into his body. He fell to the ground. He was unconscious 20 minutes and was burned severely. Doctors said prompt resuscitation work by Line Foreman Jes's Beekman's life. Oppenneer saved Cattle Acted Oddly; Hanging Body Found Elkhorn, Wis., .June When his cattle refused to enter the barn, Dustin Dalrymple, farmer near here, looked for a reason last night, and found the body of his uncle, Melvin Dalrymple, hanging from a rafter in the loft. He had been missing since Saturday. collaborated on the investigation and work which preceded the adop tion of Wisconsin's new traffic code Chief Baker gave an explanation o: the new code and how it is expectec to operate and predicted that its strict enforcement will go a long way toward the solution of the safe- ty problem in traffic. One of the most interesting ad- dresses on the morning program was that of Ernest W. Corn, field rep- resentative of the National Safety Council, who insisted that accident prevention is not at all an individual problem and cannot be solved ex- cept through community coopera- tion. His subject was "Planning a Community Safety and in his exposition he too stressed the mental attitude of the people in the community. "Safety is a frame of he said. He instanced the preventive measure used in the past for the suppression of the "white plague." People do not know or rec- ognize the facts of must know what accidents are and where they are most likely to occur. He classified the location of acci- dents as the streets and highways; industrial; home and miscellaneous public, and further divided accidents into adult and child and controllable and uncontrollable. Auto Accidents Foremost The foremost of the uncontrollable accidents, according to Mr. Com were those caused by drivers of pri- vately owned automobiles driven mainly for pleasure. The average commercial traveler covered miles per accident, whereas the pri- vate owner averaged one accident each miles. The controllable accidents which are being lessened by safety are, he stated, industrial, those of commercial vehicles, and to the child at school. He gave it as his opinion that the only possible solution for the rapidly increasing automobile accidents is through the regulation of drivers by driving licenses. The final speaker of the morning session was Harry K. "Smoky" Rog- ers, Chicago, fire prevention engi- neer, who gave a most effective emo- tional appeal for fire prevention. The conventioi1 then adjourned and lunch was prepared and eaten at the armory, after which the attending delegates separated into three sec- tions. The paper and pulp section is meeting this afternoon at the Elks' club under the chairmanship of R. M. Altman, Marathon Paper mills, Rothschild, and is listening to pa- pers by superintendents in the vari- ous mills belonging to the Wisconsin Valley conference, the first being "Hazards of Wood by John Normington, of the local Consolidat- ed mill. Banquet Tonight The "All Trades" section is con- vening at the Eagles' hall, George Giffin, Curtiss Yale company, Wausau, being chairman of the group.. The third section, that of In- dustrial Nursing and First Aid, is holding its meeting at the Rose room, Hotel Witter, Tonight's ban- quet will be held at o'clock at the armory with John E. Alexander, general manager of the Nekoosa- Edwards Paper company, officiating as toastmaster. The principal ad- dresses will be by Mr. Mead and Professor Hewitt of the Osbkosh normal school. Entertainment will be furnished by the Rotary quartet and the Wisconsin Rapids Hungry Seven. IOWA SHERIFF, MARSHAL SLAIN AUTO THIEF SHOOTS TWO OF- FICERS WHILE BEING SEARCHED BEFORE BEING LOCKED IN CELL; IN ANOTHER CAR. ESCAPES Washington, Iowa, June -Sheriff Fred Sweet of Washing- ton county and Night Marshall Aaron Bailey were shot and killed here early today by an unidentified automobile thief they had just taken into custody. The thief had been stopped by the officers as he was driving a stolen car into Washington from Ottunjwa. He was taken to- Sheriff Sweet's office and the two were questioning him when the sheriff started to search him preparatory to locking him up. The thief wrestled with the sher- iff and threw him out of the way, then drew a gun and shot Night Marshal Bailey, killing him. He then emptied his gun at the sheriff, four bullets striking the body and the fifth passing through the eye into the brain. Fleeing from the office, the thief was met by William Bailey, a night watchman, but he eluded him. The slayer attempted to get into the stolen automobile he had been driv- ing but found it locked and went to the north part of the city where he stole another car, a Ford coupe bearing Iowa license No. 91-3370. He is believed to have headed eastward on Iowa Highway No. 2, presumably for Chicago. 'ATTIC LOVER1 DENIES MURDER OF OESTERREICH SANHUBER TELLS ENTIRELY NEW STORY OF CASE; SAYS HE CONFESSED ON SHAPI- RO'S ADVICE TO SAVE MRS. OESTERREICH. Los Angeles, June secuting attorneys planned a rigid cross examination of Otto Sanhuber today in an effort to discredit his new story of the slaying in 1922 of Fred Oesterreich, wealthy Milwau- kee manufacturer. Repudiates Confession Sanhuber, admitted attic lover of Mrs. Oesterreich, took the stand yes- terday in his trial for the slaying and repudiated his confession to the grand jury that he killed the manu- facturer to protect Mrs. Oesterreich from her intoxicated husband's fury. Sanhuber testified he confessed to the murder because he was told by an attorney representing Mrs. Oesterreich it was the only way he could save her. Herman Shapiro, Mrs. Oester- reich's attorney, fabricated the story Sanhuber told the grand jury, the defendant testified. Called It "Masterpiece" "He said it was a masterpiece. He thought up the self-defense idea about Fred striking me first. He re- enacted the murder and he played the part of Fred." Sanhuber said. Sanhuber said two months before the murder he heard the voice of Roy Klumb, prosecution witness, in a downstairs room. The defense has alleged Klumb was Mrs. Oester- reich's "basement lover." "She was nusy with Klumb a lot of the Sanhuber said. In his latest story of the Oester- reich slaying, Sanhuber said he was tiding in his attic when he heard an "awful noise" downstairs. After some running back and forth, he said, he heard Mrs. Oesterrech whimpering in her closet. Heard Strange Step "Then I heard a strange step, slow and steady, come up the stairs. Southern Cross New York Bound; City Plans Noisy Welcome for Four Fliers Lynn, Mass., June The Southern Cross circled over this city at C. S. T. The fliers had deviated from thfir course to New York to pay tribute to Captain Frederick C. Melville of the Byrd polar expedi- tion who was being accorded a homecoming welcome. It wasn't Fred's whispering in the steps retreated. "I scratched on step. I heard closet, and the wall. 'Dolly (Mrs. Oesterreich) say I said. 'Keep she answered, 'do you want me to be killed It was two days later, he said, that Mrs. Oesterreich appeared at his attic and told him her husband had been killed. New York, June ing through skies which cleared as it approached the coastline of the United States, the Southern Cross was almost half way to New York in about seven hours of flying. Seen Over Halifax Captain Kingsford-Smith and his comrades were over Halifax at 10 a. m., C. S. T., having covered in six hours and fifty-five minutes a dis- tance of a little more than 550 miles as the crow flies. This did not accurately indicate their speed, since they did not fol- low an exact straight-line course, but it indicated that they would tra- verse the approximate distance from Harbor Grace, N. F., where they took off at this mor- ning, to Roosevelt Field, N. Y., in about fifteen hours, landing at their STew York goal soon after 5 o'clock tonight. The plane was sighted clearly as it hurtled over Halifax. To Stop Few Days Kingsford-Smith planned to stop only for a few days, perhaps two or three, in Xew York before resuming his journey to San Francisco and consummating a virtual round-the- world flight for the plane which is conqueror of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The Southern Cross kept at a foot altitude over the south- eastern coast of Nova Scotia, The weather was fine and clear except for a few patches of fog. To Get Typical Welcome New York, June typical New York welcome, includ ing a landing at the Battery, a pa- rade up Broadway and an official greeting at the city hall, was plan- ned today for Captain Charles Kingsford-Smith and the crew of the Southern Cross. In fact the fliers will be accorded two welcomes, one today at Roose- velt Field, Long Island, upon their arrival from Harbor Grace, New- foundland, and the other tomorrow when the city's official welcome will take place. Grover A. Whalen, chairman, called members of the mayor's com- mittee for the reception of distin- guished visitors to accompany him to the flying field. Invitations also were sent to Sir Ronald Lindsay, British ambassador to Washington, and Michael McWhite, minister to the United States from the Irish free state, to be on hand when the plane arrives. Government Represented The assistant secretaries for avia- tion of the war, navy and eom- rnerce departments, F. Trubee Davi- son, David S. Ingalls and Colonel Clarence D. Young, were asked to represent the government. Plans for the official reception were made subject to the wishes of IS PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNORSHIP YOUNGEST SON OF "FIGHTING BOB" TO OPPOSE KOHLER FOR REPUBLICAN GUBERNA- TORIAL NOMINATION IM PRIMARY. Madison, Wis., June Philip La Follette today announced bis candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor. The announcement set at rest rumors that he would not enter the race for the governorship against Gov. Walter J. Kohler. On several speeches throughout the state, La- Follette spoke on the evils of chain banking and chain stores and these were looked upon by many as the probable campaign issues for the Progressive Republican standard bearer. Doubted Candidacy When Conservative Republicans formulated their platform at Osh- kosh they took a stand against chain systems and observers pointed out that the younger La Follette might decide not to become a candidate be- cause of this. The chain system in banking and retailing, excessive charges by pub- lic utilities which he said constitutes a power trust, and the corrupt prac- tices act were listed by La Follette Captain Kingsford-Smith and his as major issues at stake in the cam- It they agree to the program, the ipaign. fliers will be taken in an Amphibian plane from Roosevelt Field tomor- row to a point in the harbor near the statue of liberty where the city boat Macom will pick them up. Stands erected at the city hall steps for the Byrd reception last week have been left in place and will be used for the-greeting to Captain Kingsford-Smith and his comrades. To Talk With Fiancee One of the preparations at the Upper Peninsula Has First Tornado Known Ishpeming, Mich., June 26. Two garages and an automobile were destroyed yesterday first tornado ever known upper peninsula. No other damage by in the the reported. The wind hurled a small garage >elonging to Emil Larson atop elec- ric power lines where it hung a ew seconds and crashed to earth, crushing an automobile. Another garage, belonging to Paul St. John, va? demolished. The tornado lasted but a few minutes. Milwaukee Has Drug Store Robbery Today Milwaukee, June Two men dressed as laborers held up a House Passes New Measure Washington, June sustaining a veto of its first bill for relief of World war veterans, the house today passed a substitute measure designed to overcome Presi- dent Hoover's objections to the original. The new measure now goes to the senate with its recep- tion there in doubt. It calls for an expenditure of 000 for veterans relief for the fiscal year of 1931 as com- pared to in the bill discarded today. Three Days Married, Man Believed Suicide Delevan, Wis., June bridegroom of three days, Robert Kellogg, 29, was Jound a supposed suicide, in a Delavan lake cottage yesterday. A bullet had pierced his HOOVER LAUDS 15TH PRESIDENT DESCRIBES JAMES BUCH4N4N AS "MAN RICH IN ACHIEVE- MENT, DESERVING THE GRATITUDE OF HIS COUN- TRY." Washington, June (-P) James Buchanan, fifteenth presi- dent of the United States, was des- cribed today by President Hoover as a man "rich in achievement de- serving the gratitude of his coun- try." Unveil Monument Speaking at the unveiling of a monument in Meridian park to the only Pennsylvania president Mr. Hoover said Lincoln's predecessor had "occupied the presidency at a moment when no human power could have stayed the inexorable ad- vance of a great national conflict." The monument unveiled was a bronze statue of Buchanan seated in a chair with a white stone back- background. The presentation was made by Roland S. Morrow, former ambassador to Japan, representing Pennsylvania. President Hoover's address fol- lows in part: "The black clouds of dissension field for the arrival was the instal- lation of special telephone equip- ment to enable Captain Kingsford- Smith to talk to his fiancee, Miss Mary Powell, in Melbourne, Aus- tralia. Descriptions of the arrival and welcome will be broadcast by both the National Broadcasting company and Columbia systems. Syracuse Wins Poughkeepsie Yearling Race BULLETIN Regatta Course, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June Cornell won the three mile junior varsity race in the intercollegiate rowing regatta today. Washington finished second and Columbia third in a field of six crews. Regatta Course, June 26 A great young freshman crew from Syracuse won the opening 2-mile dash for first year eights in the in- tercollegiate rowing association re- gatta today. Syracuse won by a length and a lalf with Cornell second and Colum- bia third in a field of eight. The orange yearlings, coached by the eighty-year-old veteran, Jim Ten Eyck, rowed a beautiful race to duplicate the victory of another fine uiug aiuie mis morning and escaped with nearly in cash and money Tne gun was found beside the body. No motive was assigned for his act. Wausau Eagles' Drill Ladies' Band Here July Wausau aerie of Eagles has also went to the convention cided to come down to Oshkosh last week, where they Rapids on the Fourth of July an outstanding feature on the per cent strong and help the Thirdly, the Eagles of Wisconsin" city celebrate the club will be here and casion in fine style, according to a few drills. surance given Leo J. Barrett, chairman of the Wisconsin Barrett states that the city Baseball association's which has been traveling committee, and Emil Knuth, central Wisconsin advertis- were in Wausau the celebration here the Fourth, Tht Wausau Eagles drill leave at 6 o'clock tomorrow which received considerable from the band hall for a clamation at the Eagles state of Wausau and Mosinee, vention in Oshkosh last week, they will s'.op and play. Sat- come down, and put on evening they will go to Ves- drills at the Athletic field Arpin and Marshfield. Citi- the day. They have 24 members, all dressed in uniform, and and businessmen of the city have donated their cars for the attractive sight when on In addition, the ladies' local committee is receiving jand is coming, and will give fine response from businessmen concert during the afternoon, the city who are aiding [wssibly in the evening. They putting across another celebra- i 24-piece organization which and wishes to thank all those received considerable recognition have helped, both by contribu- inventions they have and their ttenonal had gathered over the country when i this re- he entered upon his duties. The a year aga thunderbolts of war were withheld until he left the scene, but through- out his administration the sky was clouded with the ominous threaten- ings of storm. Attempted Compromise "He had shared in the notable ef- forts to solve the problem of slav- ery by compromise. His partners in these efforts were the ablest and most penetrating minds of his day, and it was largely by chance that his presidency coincided with the ul- timate failure of these hopes. He was the last outstanding figure sur- viving of one of the most remark- able groups of men in our history. He played his part with a dignity and courage that only now are re- ceiving the recognition they de- serve." Thieves Win Parole By Plea of Poverty Chippewa Falls, June Convincing Judge D. E. Cook they robbed the Jacobson filling station of because they were poverty stricken, Albert File, 18, Chippewa Falls, and Norman Sichling, 17, Ra- cine, today were under parole on sentences cf from three to five years. File was an honor student of the 1929 high school class here find a member of the championship debat- ing team. All bat of the lot wu recovered. The Syracuseans, stroked by Tom Lombardi, a stalwart football tackle, packed plenty of power in their blades and pulled away at a long, free, easy beat over the final mile despite the strenuous efforts of their New York state rivals, Cornell and Columbia. The outcome of the varsity race, over a 4-mile course at Poughkeep- sie, in which the Wisconsin crew is The Tribune, No. 10. The race was scheduled to start at p. Eastern Standard Time. m. Weather Report Fair tonight; Friday partly cloudy; not much change in tem- perature. Weather FaeU Maxunum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a. m., 86. Minimum temperature iTor 24- hour period ending at 7 a. m., Temperature at 7 a. OL, 40, La Follette was bom in Madison May S, 1897, the son of the late Senator Robert M. La Follette. His candidacy for governor is really his first big step into politics although he has been linked with the Progres- sive Republicans in Wisconsin for several years. In 1924 he was elected district attorney of Dane county, the only public office he has filled. 1926 he has been lecturer in law at the University of Wisconsin in ad- dition to practicing law in Madison. "Partner of Monopolies" "Under the present administra- tion, the state government is a vir- tual partner of powerful and selfish monopoly said La Fol- lette in announcing his candidacy. "If I am nominated and electe'd governor, that partnership will be dissolved." Mr. La Follette renewed the pledge made by the first Progres- sive state administration 30 years ago "to do equal and exact justice to every citizen and to every inter- est." "The fortune of birth does not justly entitle any candidate to the support of a single he said. "It does place upon me a special obligation to uphold the noblest traditions of a great public office and to render to all the people of Wisconsin the best that is in me in faithful service to the state." Recalls Past Records The candidate recalled the record of Progressive Republican adminis- trations from. 1900 to 1926 and pointed out that the pledges made in the last campaign by the present administration to bring new indus- tries, reduce taxes and strengthen the corrupt practices act have not been kept and are omitted from the 1930 program. Mr. La Follette said that the pres- ent state and national administra- tions made the same character of pledge to stimulate "prosperity" in conducting their joint campaign in 1928, and that nothing effective has been done at Madison or Washington "while agriculture and industry suf- fer the worst depression in a gener- ation. "The only new enterprise which can justly be credited to the present he said, "is the chain banking system. It is no acci- dent that this assault upon, the in- dependence of the local community coincided with the advent of this ad- ministration at Madison. One great chain has already absorbed of the credit resources of Wisconsin without adding a dollar of tangible wealth or the state. "Powers Not Utilized" "Wisconsin, already has on its statute books the most comprehensive legislation prohibit- ing fraud, deceit, unfair trade prac- tices and evasion of taxation. In- stead of utilizing these broad pow- ers for the protection of independ- (Continued On Page Two) Racine Youth Held For Chicago Robbery Racine, Wis., June ward Jantis, 19, alias James Lar- km, was arrested here last night for the robbery of S. A. Pappts, Chi- cago grocer, of Jane 7. fie was driving a new car and was in possession of a engagesjMnt ring he said was for the sister of Stan- ley who was arrested with him, but later released. Jantis said Pokmii had no connection with roboenr.
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