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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - August 8, 1931, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin i A. P. LEASED WIRE i I This paper In served by leased wire with the news report of the Associated I WisTonsin Raoids Daily Iribitne fjVl A' CON S U T I V E E W S P E 12 PAGES TODAY Circulation Over paid copies daily covering the heart of Wiiconain, dairy center of the world. Eighteenth 5545. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Saturday, August 8, 1931. Single Copy Five Cents HOOVER PROMISES AID FOR Christen the World's Largest Airship "FIRST LADY" OF LAND HEADS THE OFFICIAL PARTY MOB OF GATHERS FOR SPECTACULAR SHOW; WEATHER CLEAR FOR GALA OCCASION. Moffett Urges Construction Of Second Huge Dirigible; Air Supremacy at Stake Akron, 0., Aug. The massive silvered hull of the world's greatest airship glimmered softly in the half light of Goodyear-Zep- pelin dock today, in readiness for its "air birth." A crowd of about which started gathering since early this morning, awaited the arrival of Mrs. Hoover at the christening ceremonies. Bands struck up pa- triotic airs which echoed through the long length of the dock. Outside army, navy and civilian planes maneuvered in formation flights. They escorted Mrs. Hoover Akron, Ohio, Aug. Construction of the second of two giant naval dirigibles with a 000 cubic feet capacity was advo- cated ,today by Rear Admiral Wil- liam A. Moffett, chief of the bureau of aeronautics. Speaking at the christening by Mrs. Herbert Hoover of the new dirigible, Akron, Admiral Moffett declared that to retain the world leadership in airships the United States must increase steadily the size of its dirigibles. Suggests Even Larger "I hope that our second airship, the ZRS-5, will be enlarged before he said, "and made of cubic feet volume instead of (the volume of the He estimated the present limit of airships was cubic feet in volume. Some funds for the second craft 1 rying the American flag to far cor- ners of the earth were predicted by the admiral as an outgrowth of the navy's leadership in building 'the Akron. "With them, passengers, freight and mail can be transported from our inland cities to inland cities of other countries across the he said. "It will be easy for air- ships to explore regions impossible to reach heretofore. Non-stop flights around the world can be made and doubtless will be before long." WEEKLY EDITORS ASK PUBLISHING OF STATE LAWS UNANIMOUSLY PASS RESOLU- TION PLACING ORGANIZA- IN CONVENTION HERE, ON RECORD FAVORING IT. toj-he dock for the christening. ____ been" Goodyear-Zeppelin corporation is ready to start its construction pend- ing the navy's approval. If Ad- miral Moffett's plan is followed it will be nearly one-sixth again as large as the Akron, the biggest dirigible ever launched. "We do not lead the world in our merchant marine nor, alas, in our said Admiral Moffett, "but we do, by the construction of this great airship, now take the lead in lighter-than-air in the world. "Everyone connected with this project should be justly proud of this accomplishment. We should be ashamed were it otherwise, for with our practical monopoly of helium' we have an opportunity which it would be a national disgrace to neg- The skies were clear and the sun caused the crowd to suffer from the intense heat. Leave for Airport Mrs. Hoover, Paul W. Litchfield, president of the Goodyear-Zeppelin corporation; Rear Admiral Moffett, and others of the navy group left Akron for the airport at p. m. As navy representatives, mem- bers of the reception committee and their special guests began crowding into the filling up most all the available space. A chorus of 200 voices from Akron high school entertained the -waiting spectators. Lichtfield was the first to ad- dress the gathering, reviewing the advances in the modes of trans- portation that led up to the con- struction of the dirigible. David S. Ingalls, assistant secre- tary of ,the navy in charge of aeronautics, spcke briefly. Rear Ad- miral Moffett then was introduced. Only that portion of the crowd about 10 feet from the speakers' stand could hear what was said, but after each address the crowd cheered. Immediately after the band struck up "The Star Spangled Ban- Mrs. Hoover pulled a red, while and blue cord suspended from overhead. Crowd Disperses As she pulled it a hatch in the nose of the dirigible opened like a trap door and a flock of 43 grey racer homing pigeons flew out. Amid cheers of the crowd the pigeons made their way in a flock to the open doors at one end of the dock. The pigeons, each from a state in the union, bore messages tell- ing of the christening. They were expected to fly back to their home roosts. After a brief ceremony the crowd dispersed. lect; Predicts- Great Air Lines Great commercial air liners car- MANY PETERSON RITES REMAINS TAKEN TO ELLS- WORTH FOR FUNERAL SER- VICE ON SUNDAY; GOING FROM HERE. MANY Hundreds of friends from all over the state of Wisconsin assembled in Wisconsin Rapids this morning to pay a final tribute to the late Ralph A. Peterson, chief of the co- operative marketing division of the state department of agriculture and markets, who died at his home here late Tuesday evening. Pay Last Respects Among those who came to pay their last respects were the state leaders of agriculture and coopera- tive marketing commissioners; At the business session held in the Rose room, Hotel Witter, this morning, the Wisconsin .Press as- sociation adopted unanimously a resolution placing the organization on record as holding the belief that the people in the state desire and are entitled to a comprehensive published record of all acts of the state legislature at each of its ses- sions. Want Consideration President August S. Ender, of Rice Lake, was empowered to ap- point a committee of three to make a study of the kind of record de- sired and take it up with Governor Philip La Follette with a view to securing consideration at the spe- cial session of the legislature to be held this autumn. The matter of the convention city for the annual meeting to be held next February was left to the executive committee to decide at a future date, and shortly before 11 a. m., the meeting adjourned, the delegates theij being taken on a sight-seeing trip through the local Consolidated mill. At the conclusion of this tour, a buffet luncheon was served in a basement room in the new wing of Lindy Makes Another Hop Of 536 Miles Point Barrow, Alaska, Aug. 8 and Mrs. Charles A. Lind- bergh, the flying vacationists, and their speedy monoplane arrived here today, in the- shadow of the Arctic ice pack, at America's most northern outpost, 320 miles north of the Arc- ;ic Circle. Through low lying fog banks which shrouded their .way, Col. Lind- bergh piloted his plane from Akla- vik, N. W. T., last night and set it down on a lead of open water at 2 a. m., Pacific Standard Time, (4 a. m., Central Standard The hop of 536 miles along" the shores of j the Beaufort sea and Arctic ocean was made in six hours and 30 min- utes. COUNTY GETTING ADVERTISING IN EASTERN STATES PART OF CHEESE PRICE WILL GET MARKET 75 PER CENT OF VALUE OF PROD- UCT UNTIL FEDERATION DEFICIT MADE UP. Monroe, Wis., Aug. Green county dairymen who sell their product to factories that are members of the National Cheese Producers Federation were inform- ed today that they will receive for AGRICULTURAL AGENT DIS- COVERS FARMERS IN THIS SECTION NOT GETTING TOP LIVESTOCK PRICES IN EAST- ERN MARKETS. Wood county is getting some valu- able advertising in eastern states, according to County Agent H. R. Lathrope, who recently wrote sever- al county agricultural agents in tfew York, Pennsylvania, Massachu- setts and New Jersey relative to dairy cow sales and other matters pertaining to extension work. Infor- mation revealed that Wood county dairymen were losing thousands of dollars in sale of their stock to east- ern markets. Tells of Service In his letter, Mr. Lathrope inclos- ed a map of Wood county showing the location of the dairy record ser- vice clubs (mail order and gave some information about the dairy herd improvement plan in this county. County agents in the east re- sponded quickly by letter, comment- ing favorably on Wood county's set- up, and asking how it was brought about. These county agents, in answer to j specific questions, gave some accu- rate information the prices farmers in their counties were Search For Man Missing Since July 19 "Where is August Lunberg, 33- year old local man who disappeared from his home and family here on Sunday, July 19. Relatives are at- tempting to locate him. In after- noon of the day ie disappeared Lunberg took s dollar given him by his wife to buy groceries, and went down- town. That was the last ever seen of him. Whether he abandoned his family or com- mitted some rash August Lunberg act, nobody knows. Local charities are taking care of the wife and family, greatly in need of help. Mrs. Lunberg, who says her husband was always kind and con- siderate, although very morose on account of failure to find employ- ment, thinks some harm has befal- len him. The home is at 930 Baker street. SAYS PROBLEM WILL BE SOLVED BY NEXT WINTER WILL' ASK COOPERATION OF ALL BRANCHES OF GOVERN- MENT IN WORKING OUT DE- TAILS OF PLAN. Washington, Aug. A' promise to the country that next winter's unemployment problem will be successfully coped with has been made by President Hoover. The chief executive in announcing fie had called upon all interested agencies for data on the situation in a nation-wide survey to deter- mine the probable load of distress, the Consolidated office and special their milk only 75 per cent of the members of the agricultural de- zf i T presented by Jame Methodist Board Hits Mrs. Mabel Wiliebrandt Washington, Aug. Mabel Walker Wiliebrandt, former assistant attorney general, and the government have been assailed by the Methodist board of temperance for their actions in connection with the sale of grape concentrates con- vertible into wines by home treat- ment The attack was made in an ar- ticle in "The a board publi- cation, which said it was disconcert- ing that Mrs. Wiliebrandt, former- ly in charge of the federal prohibi- tion enforcement division of the jus- tice department, should become counsel for Fruit Industries, Ltd., manufacturers of the concentrates. Report Gus In Critical Condition St. Joseph, Mich., Aug. August (Gus) Winkler, reputed member of the Fred Burke gang, who has been in a hospital here since an automobile accident Wed- nesday, suffered a relapse today and was reported in a critical con- dition. Dr. R. S. Brown said Winkler probably would be blind in one eye if he recovered. Paper Man Dies Merrill, Wis., Aug. heart attack was fatal today E. Mulchaey, 78, pioneer paper manufacturer and superintendent of the Grandfather Paper company here. His son, James, is superinten- dent of the Park Falls Paper com- pany. Consolidated Given Big Tax Abatement Washington, D. C., Aug. Consolidated Water Power and Pa- per company of Wisconsin Rapids have been awarded an income tax abatement of it was reveal- ed by the department of internal revenue in making known adjust- ments of estate and income taxes to- day. This abatement, according to Atty. T. W. Brazeau, counsel for the Consolidated, amounts to a revision of figures by the government for the company's income tax back in 1918 and 1919. The amount in dispute had never been paid. partment; federal government men; a large delegation from the mar- feting division over which Mr. Peterson presided; local business men and civic leaders, men promi- nent in county governmental and agricultural affairs; men and wom- en of the soil with whom he had worked for many years; boys and girls of the 4-H clubs organized while he was county agent here; members of the American Legion; former mates on the University of Wisconsin crew and many others who had known and respected him. Services were held at a. m., at tile Baker mortuary, presided over by Rev. J. Merle Stevens, pas- tor of the First Congregational church which Mr. Peterson had at- tended. The services were simple. Commander Fred Bushnell of the Charles Hagerstrom Post No. 9, American Legion read a part of the Legion burial sen-ice, bidding final farewell to his former brother-in- arms. Interment There The casket was banked by huge bouquets and sprays of flowers. At its head was the American flag and at its foot, the standard of the American Legion. Following these simple services the body was taken to Ellsworth, Wis., where at 2 p. m. Sunday at the English Lutheran church will be held further services conducted by Rev. Arthur S. John- son, after which interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery there. Plzak, in charge, as follows: edito and publisher longest in service, t M. P. Peavey, Darlington; oldest i years, W. A. Drumb, Wisconsir Dells; publisher coming longes distance, Louis H. Zimmerman Burlington; youngest in service George Greshen, Marathon City woman publisher, Miss Helen Howe Ripon. A special prize was given to Miss Patricia Hart, Cumberland. Get Contest Prizes Prizes awarded yesterday at the country club outing went as fol- lows: to W. H. Conrad, Medford with a net 81, went the silver tro- phy awarded to the winner of the blind bogie golf tourney. Louis H Zimmerman, Burlington, and George 0. Hook, South Milwaukee, each with a net 82, shared second and third prizes of golf balls. In the bridge tournament, Miss Helen Howe, Ripon, won high prize, with Mrs. Louis Zimmerman, Burlington, second, and Mrs. Anne B. Conrad, Medford, low. Other favors were (Continued on Page Two) Sez Hugh: Marlene Dietrich Named In Big Suit Los Angeles, Aug. 8. Marlene Dietrich, one of Holly- wood's leading foreign born motion picture stars, was the defendant to- day in libel and alienation of af- fections suits brought by the di- vorced wife of the noted director, Josef Von Sternberg. The name of Miss Dietrich, wife of the German director, Rudolph Sieber, was brought into court rec- ords late yesterday in a copy of the libel complaint filed under seal in New York. Charge Misapplication Of Bank's Money New York, Aug. A. Broderick, superintendent of banks, today filed suit in supreme court against all the directors of the Bank of United States for 000 charging misapplication of funds. The papers in the action charge the defendants acted "in general disregard and violation of their du- ties and allowed the bank to be man- aged, conducted and operated in an improvident, careless and reckless manner." The complaint also charges the di- rectors approved and permitted the maintenance and operation of ficti- tious and false systems of bookkeep- ing and accounting. With the aim and purpose of concealing the true nature of the operations of the bank from the banking department. Name Ashland Editor Official Escort Ashland, Wis., Aug. John B. Chappie, managing editor of the Ashland Daily News, today was delegated by Roy L. Brecke, Chippewa Falls, chairman of the state American Legion convention, to go to Washington to act as escort for Assistant Secretary of the Navy Ernest Lee Jahncke, who will fly from Washington to speak at the Legion convention at Chippewa Falls, Aug. 16-19. Mr. Chappie plans to leave to- night for Washington to extend the thanks of the Wisconsin De- partment of the Legion to Assistant Secretary Jahncke for acceptance of the invitation. Mr. Chappie, a mem- ber of the local American Legion Post, also will carry greetings from the American Legion convention committee to the White House. market value of their factory federa tion's financial deficit has been met. paying for Wisconsin from the dealers, and kind of cattle dairy cattle also about eastern markets werfj askjng County Agent G. E. Lamb of New of the cheese output j York said both de and bred rv federa- cattle are in on production records. Guernseys and Holsteins are the predominating Support Unanimous Almost unanimous support was given the plan by nearly members and officials of the fede- ration who met yesterday to discuss financial difficulties of the organi- zation. Although insolvency of the federation was denied, the directors issued their edict to insure contin- ued operation of the organization. The emergency agreement is in force on May, 1981, 'cheese and for the output of all following months until the financial deficit has been cleared up. The payment to farm-1 ers of prices higher than cheese I sold for in 1929 was blamed for the present situation. Suggest Audit Further support of the "75 per ;ent plan'' will be asked at meet- ngs at Darlington, Blanchardville, and Mount Horeb next week. Fede- ation officers suggested an exami- ation of the federation records by he farmers and an official audit f the records by the state depart- ment of markets. MAY HELP CHINA WITH OUR WHEAT SAYS FARM BOARD SURPLUS WOULD ALLEVIATE ONE OF WORST CATASTROPHES EVER TO FACE ORIENT. Shanghai, Aug. ing dwellers in the flood- breeds in Mr. Lamb's county. The ed valleys of Central China face Weather Outlook Chicago, ,Aug. Weekly the period be- average price of reactors, he says, is around 25 per cent, and farmers pay from to per head for dairy cattle without records. County Agent E. V. Clark, also of New York, was greatly interest- ed in the dairy record service. Coun- ty Agents N. F. Smith and Garnder of New Jersey also inquired about details, and asked permission to use the information given them. Not Given Chance From the letters, Mr. Lathrope thinks that farmers in eastern mar- kets never have had much of a chance to buy cattle which have been tested for butterfat, and that they are anxious to get this kind of dairy cows. Wood county already has more than head of dairy cattle that have been tested for butterfat through the mail order system here at Wisconsin Rapids. Among these thousands of good cattle there are some surplus cows farmers want to sell. County Agent Lathrope is anxious that Wood county farmers get the last dollar eastern farmer-buyers can afford to pay, and feels that un- der the jockey system the local pro- ducer only gets about half of what starvation before 'spring unless aid is given them, John Earl Baker suggested today that part of the United States farm board's surplus wheat be poured into China under long term credit arrangements. tion to meet their problems. Notes Improvement ''While improvement in the sit- uation in many directions seems promising, the problem, whatever it may be, will -be met. With the organized cooperation of local and state and federal au- ;horities, and the large number of elief and charitable organizations, he problem was successfully han- dled last winter. "We shall adapt organization methods in such manner as may be iccessary for the coming winter. "The first of the facts to be de- ermined is the probable volume of Jie load of distress which will need to be provided for." For the past three weeks, the chief executive said, he had been studying the problem. The president said the figure of unemployed arrived at last year was not entirely accurate and indicated that he placed little faith in the estimate as a basis for re- lief work. Wants Another Month It would take a month, he con- tinued, for the government agencies to complete a study of the situation and methods of dealing with it. By that time, he explained, it would be possible to decide upon the charac- ter and method of national organi- zation necessary to coordinate and support other relief activities. The president explained that al- ready many states and municipali- ties had begun, preparations for ac- Baseball Results Fall from Straw Stack Fatal to Aged Man Manitowoc, Wis., Aug. Unconscious for more than 100 hours from injuries received in a fall from a straw stack, William Hampke, 81, died at a hospital here last night. The accident oc- curred at the farm of his son, Charles, well known Manitowoc county dairyman. Peaches Dirt Cheap Wood County Man Arraigned in Wausau Wausau, Wis., Aug. George Bernatus, town of Almond, Portage county, today pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of illegal liquor when arraigned be- fore U. S. Commissioner B. E. Smith. His hearing was set for Aug. John 'fC. Roecklein, town of Lin- coln, Wood county, pleaded guilty to possession of a brewing outfit and manufacture of wort beer and was held for federal court. Joe San- Greenville, S. C., Aug. born, Tomahawk, pleaded noi guilty peach market hit a new low to sale and possession of liquor evel here today with growers ad- and was bound ovev ,to vertising the finest specimens of court after waiving hearing. All their crop for ten cents a bushel, bonds Were set at I National League Ny. 301 001 11 Walker Hogan. Pha. 010 000 00 Dudley Davis. Blyn. 210 010 01 Vance Picinich Bost. 000 010 01 Cunningham Spohrer. Cin. 000 021 00 .Tohnson Suke- forth. Pgh. 000 000 30 Meine Grace. inning Monday: For the region of the Great Lakes fair beginning of week; ower period by middle or close of week; mostly moderate tempera- tures beginning of week, probably rising by middle or close. For the upper Mississippi valley fair probably some thunderstorms beginning of week, local showers -or middle and close; temperatures near normal, but may become warmer latter part. the eastern farmers are now paying for untested stock. The cost of get- ting a cow to New York or New Jersey is about per head. "Our the county agent says, "should get the prices the east- ern farmer pays less the shipping Baker, advised to the ministry of railways at Nanking, told the Asso- ciated Press correspondent the pres- ent floods probably constituted Chi- na's most terrible disaster in the present century. Directed Relief Work Baker directed international re- lief work in the Shensi and Kansu famine region in 1930. He estimated property damage of the present floods would total He refused even to guess at the death toll and said the Nanking government had not begun a serious survey. Elaborating his suggestion that American wheat be loaned to China, Baker estimated at least bushels monthly would be required for a period of six months or more. "Such relief wheat should be dis- tributed in the form of wages to No mention of direct financial aid from the government was made. the refugee laborers restoring dykes, digging new river channels and perhaps building new roads to travel-re the afflicted Bak- i er said. Million's Homeless "The areas actually flooded em- brace a population of fifty millions. Superior May Return To Aldermanic Form Superior, Wis., Aug. movement to return to the alder- manic form of government, in force here from 1899 to 1912, was an- nounced today by George Roome, former Superior court bailiff, who said petitions for a referendum would be in circulation within a month. For the last two years Superior has had an enlarged form of gov- ernment with a mayor and 10 coun- cilmen, prior to 1929 the government consisted of Mayor Fred A. Baxter and three commissioners, all ousted when the voters chose the enlarged commission form and elected Mayor George E. Dietrich. charges. A plan is being worked out that fully ten millions of persons escaped the inundation of their homes only with what they were able to carry on their backs." "These people shortly will be des- titute and without food until the hall at Vesper recently to work o'ut new crop can fce harvested." a plan of securing more direct con- tact with eastern livestock purchas- ing agents. which will result in considerable ad- ditional revenue to farmers of the county." A meeting of central Wisconsin shippers was held in Goldsworthy's State Papers Pay Tribute To Ralph A. Peterson 1st. American League Stl. 000 001 000 1 6 6 Gray Ben- gough. Chgo. 110 030 Olx 6 11 1 Thomas Grube. Bost. 000 Moore Berry. Wash. 101 Burke Spencer. Det. 112 Whitehall Grabowski. Clev. 000 Ferrell Sewell. Pha. 000 020 000 2 4 2 Earnshaw Cochrane. Ny. Oil 001 Dickey. High esteem in which the late I "Mr. Peterson not only was an au- Ralph Peterson, state co-operative thority through study upon the marketing expert and former Wood question of co-operative marketing, county agricultural agent, was held but he carried to his work an enthu- the state becomes more siasm that was inspiring and a dili- and more apparent in the days im-1 gence that few can equal, mediately following his untimely I death at the age of 48 in his home "Hours meant nothing to Mr. here late Wednesday night. No Peterson when he was engaged on Doiidna Toastmaster at Post-Gatty Meal E. G. Doudna, secretary of the state normal board of regents and former superintendent of schoQls here, served as toastmaster for a banquet given in honor of Harold Gatty and Wiley Post, around-the- world fliers, at the Hotel Loraine in Madison last evening. The two fliers, Governor La Fol- lette, Major A. G. Schmedeman and President Glenn Frank of the uni- versity, were among the speakers who Mr. Doudna presented. The pro- gram was broadcast over a M.adison radio station. task. He would work all day in his office arranging the details of a plan for a farmers' co-operative. He would then drive to a meeting per- miles away from Madison and OOx 3 5 1 Ruffing American Association Mpls. 10 Brillheart Griffin. Tol. 13 Shoffner Henline. Stp. 6 Vanatta A Fcrnier. Cols. 2 Rose Desautels. greater tribute in the form of letters and personal calls of condol- ence was ever paid any. local man. Leading newspapers in all parts of the state are "filling their editorial columns with praise for the charac- sPentl the evening explaining proposition to the prospective n rificed-himself altar of pub-1 bers of the association, lie service. From Madison Says the Madison State Journal: "Mr. Peterson believed in co-oper- ative marketing. As agricultural agent in Wood county before taking "The df h of Ralph A. Peterson, he' of the drvjs.on of co-operative, abl' for was an marketing of the cultural ag- the greatest benefit that could Identify Slain Robber As Milwaukee Man Lafayette, Ind., Aug. Word was received here last night from the United States department of justice that the robber who was fatally wounded prior t'o shooting and killing Patrolman Harry Far- rell here has been identified by fingerprints as Kenneth "Stout, Mil- waukee. Farrell was killed Tuesday-night ns he and another officer answered a call regarding a filling station Max Not To Fight For a Long Time New York, Aug. 8 (IP) A re- port of two German physicians to the boxing board of Deutschland, of- ficial governing body of boxing in Germany, in which they say Max Schmeling's injured eye will not al- low of training or boxing for "a long time" has been received in the United States. Schmeling's eye was injured in his title fight with Young Stribling at Cleveland July 3, where -the German successfully defended his world crown, with a technical knockout. Fliers In Sioux City Sioux City, la., Aug. Wiley Post and Harold Gatty, round the world flyers, arrived in their plane, Winnie Mae, at Rickenback- er airport at a. They are here to take m., today, part in two-day air show. They came here from Madison, Wis. Weather Report fill. (Continued on Page Two; fiie in an alley, tho I their pistols at him. Mostly cloudy, showers or thun- d e r s t o r nir, to- night and prob- ably in east nor- tion Sunday morning; moderate perature. mostly tern- Weather Maximum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a. m., 77; minimum temperature for 24-hour prriod ending at 7 a. m., 62; tern- emptied at 7 m., 70. Precipita- Uion, inch.