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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - August 13, 1931, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin A. P. LEASED WIRE This paper is served by leased wire with the news report of the Associated Press. fffa A C O N S T R, V T I V E E w s PAP E R "MM 10 PAGES TODAY. Circulation Over paid copies daily covering the heart of Wisconsin. dairy center of the world. Eighteenth 5549. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Thursday, August 13, 1931. Single Copy Five Cents APPOINTS NEKOOSA MAN WOOD CO. SHERIFF Report 60 Deaths in Cuban Revolutionary Riots ALBERT B, FALL MUST SERVE HIS YEAR'S SENTENCE EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY DE NIED BY PRESIDENT HOOV- ER; NO REQUESTS FOR IT REASON GIVEN. Washington, Aug. cutive clemency was denied today to Albert B. Fall, former secretary of the interior, serving a sentence of a year and a day for accepting a bribe. Attorney General Mitchell an- nounced that the application for clemency would not be granted by President Hoover. Asked Opinions The reason for the denial was given that none of the three prose- cutors and judges whose opinions were asked on the petition advised clemency. A recent executive order signed bv both President Hoover and Attor- ney General Mitchell provided that' "when none of the persons so con- sulted advises clemency the papers shall not be sent to the president" except in exceptional cases. The attorney general said he had determined there was "no reason to make a special order submitting the papers to the and thus the plea in behalf of Fall automati- cally was denied. Milwaukee Crash Besides the year and a day sen- tence, Fall was fined He began serving his sentence several weeks ago in Santa Fe, New Mex- ico. Issues Statement A brief statement handed to news- papermen by Mitchell today pointed out that the application for clem- ency had not been made by Fall him- self, as is ordinarily required, but had been submitted in his behalf "by a number of officials and citizens of New Mexico." It was said this application never- theless had been "given the careful and complete consideration required by the rules governing applications for pardon." The thiee men who advised against clemency were Justice Wil- liam Hitz of the Distiict of Colum- bia court of appeals, who sat in judgment on Fall; Atlee Pomerenc, special prosecutor for the govern- ment in the oil trials and Leo A. Rover, U. S. attorney of the District of Columbia. NATIONAL POLICE BECIN SEARCH OF HOMES FOR ARMS PERSONS FOUND WITH GUNS WILL BE SENT TO CONFINE- MENT; LOOK FOR REPUTED LEADER OF MOVEMENT. Skidding on the wet pavement of a viaduct at Milwaukee, this auto- mobile crashed through a wrought- iron safely rail and plunged 40 feet to the ground. The driver was killed, a passenger injured. FLYING COLONEL SAYS HE IS "IN NO GREAT AND WILL NOT ATTEMPT DAN- GEROUS-SEA HOP. Suspend Dry Agents For Booze, Woman Washington, Aug. The suspension of two Buffalo pro hibition agents, Arthur C. Peacl and Ralph Dell, on charges ot drunkenness, was announced today by Prohibition Director Woodcock. The prohibition director said Del had been accused also of employing a woman to act as a decoy in ar- resting violators. Upon further i quiry into the case, he said Peach also had been accused of "being in- volved with a woman." The two.cases were separate, he explained, but pending complete in- vestigation into -both cases the sus- pensions were ordered on the other charge. Dell had been charged informally with paying a girl, Ruth Callahan, to purchase liquor and act as an in- former. Nome, Alaska, Aug. Lowering clouds and rain today de- layed the departure of Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, flying vaca- tioners, for the orient. Lindbergh said it was "very doubtful" if the take-off for the Si- berian coast could be made this morning as planned. The storm and rain continued unabated throughout the night. Awaits Clear Skies In commenting on the change of Havana, Aug. re- Dorts from yesterday's clashes be- ;ween government forces and rebels >ringing the unofficial death list in Cuba's revolution to more than 60, lational police today were prepared o start searching Havana houses or arms in an effort to prevent the uprising spreading here. Confer with Secretary All buildings in the capital will be earched and persons found with rms sent to Cabana fortress, it announced after police chiefs onferred with Dr. Octavio Zubizar- :ta, interior secretary. Twenty three fell in combat yes- terday in Pinar del Rio province, scene of all important fighting thus far. A three-hour battle at Cejas del Negro accounted for 15 fatali- ties, while eight students were am- bushed by soldiers near Artemisa. The rebels lost 26 prisoners. In Pinar del Rio province troops were looking for General Mario G. Menocal, former president who is reputed to be leading the movement. The government reported that rebel forces were concentrated in 49 places which were distributed throughout the six provinces but thickest in Santa Clara and Pinar del Rio. The number of detachments unofficially was estimated at be- tween 80 and 90. Telegrams from 21 provincial and _ military authorities said peace an j quiet reigned in their districts, ex cept for minor victories for the gov mcnt and surzender of rebel de tachrnents. Other sources said, how ever, that the revolt spirit wa growing in the provinces of Pina del Rio and Matanzas with continu al movements of men in other dis tricts. State Banking Commissioner Will Resign Madison, Wis., Aug. !alvin F. Schwenker, state banking commissioner, will resign some time ;his month to accept a private posi- ;ion, the governor's office said to- day. While the resignation has not jeen formally tendered to Gov. La toilette, arrangements have been made for Mr. Schwenker's retire- ment from the state service, it was ;aid at the executive office. The banking commissioner is in Chippewa Falls today, and could not be reached for a statement, while persons in his department would not disclose what Mr. Schwenker plans to do. Mr. Schwenker was commissioned Feb. 1, 1927, and his "term would have expired May 15, 1932. ACTING SECRETARY OF STATE DENIES PANGBORN-HERN- DON FLIGHT OVER FORTIFI- CATIONS HAD OFFICIAL SANCTION. Washington, Aug. Act- ing Secretary Castle of the state de- partment denied officially today that Hugh Herndon, jr., and Clyde Pang- born, American fliers held in Tokyo for violation of Japanese espionage laws, had been acting for the Amer- ican government. TAXASSESSMENT COMPLETED FOR THIS COMMUNITY FIGURES SHOW DECLINE OF NEW HIGHWAY LAW WILL MAKE UP FOR DIS- CREPANCY. The total assessment roll for Wis- consin Rapids was completed yes- terday in City Clerk Frank Rourke's office, and on the face of the figures there is a decline of The total assessed valua- tion of all property within the mun- icipality for 1931 is placed for tax- ation purposes at whereas the roll for 1930 was No Reduction in Income This reduction does not, however, mean any dimumution of tax come, it is stated, because the new highway and gas tax law provides that 20 per cent of all registration fees for motor vehicles Slain Youth and His Mother tate and county police are engaged in one of Michigan's most intensive nvestigations of the murder of Harry Lore, 17, shown above with hib .t j mother, Mrs. Bert Lore, and three other young people by "petting from each local unit wi 1 be paid to party bandits" who surprised them as they sat in a parked car in a Hnp YnoiianH i, j f ipsilanti. The two boys and two girls were beaten and mur- dered- Then the slayerg poufed gasoline Qver fhem and Expect Surrenders President Gerardo Machado, tar- get of a revolt, reached Santa Clara in the interior of the island shortly before noon today. He had left his palace in the night with forty soldiers, officially for an inspection of federal forces in the province. Reports from sources other than the palace, how- ever, said several important rebel Return Flier After 35 Hours In Ocean Savannah, Ga., Aug. Swathed in bandages and weak froi exhaustion, Captain Lisandro Garay of the Honduran army air corps was brought to Savannah today af ter clinging for 35 hours to the tai of his wrecked plane in a choppy se; 16 miles off Cape Lookout, N, C. A their plans, for Lindbergh had an- expected to surrender 6 nounced after arriving here Tuesday afternoon that they "must be on their way" Thursday morning, he said they were in no great hurry and could well await clearer skies for the hazardous flight from Nome to Karaginsk, across the Beiing sea. Mechanics have gone over their speedy monoplane in its berth cr. the waters of Safety Bay, 21 miles to the east, and the gasoline tanks have been filled to capacity, more than 500 gallons. The Lindberghs are ready to start on short notice. Last night they were guests at an eskimo "wolf earlier they witnessed an eskimo blanket-tossing and wrestling exhibition. See Eskimo Racing In the afternoon, eskimo kyak was shown the fliers. In frail skin crafts, one man to a boat, sev- eral eskimos put out half a mile nto the Bering sea and raced back the beach. A prize of was given the winner, with awards of ach for second and third places. to the piesident Santa Clara. when he got to Indian Congress Won't Participate In Confab Bombay, India, Aug. 13 The Indian national congress today decided definitely not to participate the second London round table in conference on Indian affairs this fall. Mahatma Want More Details The acting secretary made the denial after newspaper men called his attention to rumors that the two fliers in taking pictures of Japanese fortifications had been acting for the American government. Mr. Castle added he had asked the American embassy in Tobyo for fur- ther details of the case after the embassy had informed the state de- partment it was employing its good offices on behalf of the fliers. May Not Leave Tokyo, Aug. Pangborn and Hugh Herndon, jr. American fliers held for questioning )ecause they allegedly took photo- graphs of fortified areas while flying over Japan, were ordered today by government officials not Tokyo, pending decision ,ase, under penalty of ment. to of leave their imprison- iarden Club Members At Kohler Meeting About 20 members of the local arden club attended a summer neeting of the state federation of arden clubs at the village of Kohl- r I er yesterday. Following a brief bus- Gandhis son, Devidas inegs session of the association in Sez Hugh: HE OOMDUCTDR. PUTS A LOT OF PUNCH 1MTO HIS Must Move Lumber, Dealers Declare Milwaukee, Aug. less means are found to move lum- ber stocks soon, there will be little activity in the industry this win- ter, delegates attending a meeting of upper Michigan and Wisconsin lumber dealers said here yesterday. About 60 persons attended the meeting. The inability of farmers to :arry on normal construction since 1929 and the high wage standard of the building trade were cited by speakers as reasons for the excess Gandhi, said as he left the meeting of the congress working committee: "There is absolutely no chance that my father will go to London." The committee's decision to have no part in the conference was based upon charges of "repeated serious breaches of the Delhi pact by the provincial government." the morning, of the association the delegates were that unit, and also that in no case shall it be less in dollars and cents than the tax derived from the as- sessed valuation of motor vehicles in that unit in 1930. In the case of Wisconsin Eapids this was S50. Real estate values have, according to the 1931 assessment roll, increas- ed from in 1930 to this year, a total of 375. Personalty values show an ap- parent decrease of the amount of the assessment having declined from to 050. but when the amount of the 1930 motor vehicle valuation is add- ed to that it brings it up to 900, or an actual increase in the value of personalty in the city, oth- er than motor vehicles, of In Taxes Assuming that the tax levy will be placed at 3 1-2 per cent, includ- ing the additional levy for retiring the bonds for the new high schpol, the city will receive in taxes for 1931, payable next year, approxi- mately Of this sum, 282.63 represents tax on total as- sessed valuation, and will be the return from gas tax paid by the state. Last year's tax levy was j Admits He Owned Qun Used In Murder of Two Couples Ypsilanti, Mich., Aug. (.-F) Herbert Smith, said by police to be the owner of the gun used to slay Harry Lore, one of four young per- sons whose burned bodies were found on a country road near here early Tuesday, was under arrest here today. He was being grilled by a dozen Detroit and Ypsilanti officials. Seen With Victim Smith, police said, closely resem- bles the man reported seen in a res- taurant early Tuesday witn LOIP, Thomas Whcatley, Vivian Gold and Sen. Rush Chairman Of Banking Committee FIND BROOKLYN PHYSICIAN BADLY WOUNDED, YOUNG NURSE DEAD FROM EFFECTS OF BULLET WOUNDS. Baseball Results umber T. Swan, Oshkosh, secretary of among those the association, attending. was Home Made Airplane Performs Miracles Milwaukee, Aug. Af- er a year of laborious part-time Irvin Miller saw the airplane fe had made in that time flown t the. county airport yesterday, 'ilot Carl Martin took the tiny liip, powered with a motorcycle ngine, to an elevation of about feet and flew it about 80 miles n hour. Cin. 0000 Johnson Bos. 1000 Zachary National League St. L. 003 10 Hallahan Wilson. Brkln. 002 00 Vance Picinick. 1st Pitt. 400 010 020 712 1 Brame Grace. N. Y. 110 000 120 511 3 Fitzsimmons Hogan. Chi. 000000 Malone Hartnett. Pha. 021000 Collins Davis. 2nd Styles. Spohrer. Pitt. 00 French Phillips. N.Y.51 Mitchell O'Farrell. American League Pha. 02 Walberg Cochrane. Det. 00 Whitehall Grabowski. N.Y.O Pennock Dickey. Clev. 0 Ferrell L. Sewell. Wash. 30 Burke Spencer. Chi. 04 Thomas Grube. American Association 1st Game- Mil. 000000100190 Polli Manion. Tol. 000 000 000 0 4 1 Cooney Devormer. 2nd Mil. 00 Caldwell Crouch. Tol. 00 Van Gilder Henline. K. C. 001 020 003 613 0 Donohue Peters. Col. 002 010 000 301 Gudar" Desautels. Min.OO Walsh Griffin. Ind, 01 Campbell Angley. taken through the Kohler manufac- turing plant, and the gardens con- nected with it, where shown a dem- onstration house with landscaped grounds and were entertained at lunch by former Governor Walter J. Kohler who addressed the gathering in the park. Among those who attended were Mrs. John E. Daly and daughter, Miss Barbara, Mrs. 0. N. Morten- son, Mrs. John Normington, Mrs. Joseph Bissig, Mrs. John Stark, Mrs. Tom Foley, Sup't. and Mrs. J. Win- den, Mrs. George Millard, Mrs. Harold Hill, Mrs. Ed Wittig, Mrs. James Simpson, Mrs. Minard Gaul- ke, Mrs. Michael Woolf, Mrs. Don Berard and Miss Anna McMillan. Chappie at Whitehouse Washington, Aug. 13 John B. Chappie, managing editor of the Ashland, Wis., Daily Press, today called on President Hoover to pay his respects. Thomas Cunningham, G. O. P. Leader, Dies Philadelphia, Aug. Thomas W. Cunningham, 72, sheriff of Philadelphia, treasurer of the re publican state committee, and on of the leaders in the Philadelphia Republican organization, died in an Atlantic city hospital today from heart trouble. "Big as he was known among his friends, was in politic more than 35 years. He came into public notice after the senatorial election of 1926 tn which William S. Vare was elected to the United States senate only to be refused a seat in that body because, of alleged excessive campaign expenses. the last night of a 26-year-old n HI, wounding of Dr. Milton Thomashef- was named chairman of the interim sk Brookl physician, and committee on banking at its organ J J ization meeting here today. Sen. Eugene Clifford, Juneau, wai selected vice-chairman, and Assem blynian John Grobschmidt, Milwau- kee, was elected secretary of the committee, which went into confer- ence with Gov. La Follette immedi- ately after organizing. Other members of the committee are: Sen. V. S. Keppel, Holman; As- semblymen Moulton B. Goff, Sturge- on Bay; Carlton W. Mauthe, Fond du Lac, Henry Ellenbecker, Wausau, and G. Erie Ingram, Eau Claire, and E. R. Estberg, Waukesha, and B. J. Zuehlke, Appleton, both bankers, and citizen members of the commit- tee. Three Burn to Death After Explosion, Fire In Qarage Battle Creek, Mich., Aug. men were killed and five others were burned, one of them so severely he was expected to die, in an explosion and fire in a garage on the outskirts of this city today. Identify Dead Two of the dead were identified as Floyd Garlyle and Robert Fen- ton, employes of the garage. The third victim was tentatively identi- Ifipd as Clare Higgins of Nashville, Michigan. Albeit Latta, another employe of the garage, was reported near death in a hospital, Firemen were digging in the debris in the belief one and possibly two bodies were in the ruins. Explain Blast The explosion was believed to have started when an employe pour- ed alcohol or gasoline into a steam- ing automobile radiator, believing it to be water. shooting to death Agnes Birdseye, nurse. Police found the physician sprawl- ed on the floor of his office, a bullet in his spine, and the body of the nurse nearby, a bullet hole behind the ear. Three Shots Fired Three shots had been fired. One struck the physician and two struck the young woman. Powder burns about the wound in the nurse's head indicated to the medical examiner her wounds were self-inflicted. Po- lice, however, were concerned as to !iow the three exploded shells had been ejected from the .38 calibre pistol. They said Miss Birdseye could not have performed this act fter shooting herself. The shooting took place while Philip Pines, a friend of Dr. Thom- ashefsky, stood at the door awaiting j idmittance. He heard one shot, he then there was a short silence ollowed by the second report and, soon afterward, the third. Pines told police that last Anna May Harrison, two hours and a half before their bodies were found in a blazing automobile eight miles from here. They said Smith had a prison record. Two other men, companions of Smith in a roadside speakeasy the night before the shooting, are being sought. Their names were not re- vealed. Smith's arrest followed the finding of the gun which Detroit ballistics experts said was used in the shooting of Lore. Sergeant Er- nest Klavitter of the Ypsilanti po- lice said that Smith's landlord turn- ed the gun over to officials when he read of the slayings. Arrest Kept Secret The arrest of Smith was kept sec- ret by prosecutor's officials, an an- nouncement being made that a ne- gro had been arrested for the crime. Later it was revealed the m-an under arrest was Smith. He is white. A few hours after questioning of Smith began, officials announced that a second man, a negro, had been taken into custody and also was being questioned with Smith. Prosecutor Harry S. Toy of Wayne county gave' a short state- ment to newspapermen in which he said: "We have the man who ad- mits owning the gun with which Lore was shot. The man is a negro." Fight Develops Over Legion Commander Green Bay, Wis., Aug. H. McGillan, well known attorney and former mayor of Green Bay, a candidate for state commander of the American Le- gion, today issued a statement, emphatically denying any connec- tion with any faction within the Legion ranks. STEVENS NAMED BY LA FOLLETTEj SUCCEEDS BERG NEW OFFICER GETS LETTER FROM GOVERNOR IN WHICH CONGRATULATIONS ARE EX- TENDED. Announcement is made today by an Associated Press dispatch from Madison that Governor Philip F. La- Follette has named S. L. Stevens, SFekoosa, to be sheriff of Wood coun- ;y to succeed the late William A. Berg, who recently was killed in an automobile accident. This confirms a letter which was received by Mr. Stevens this morn- ng, written yesterday by Governor a Follette and in which, after stat- ing that he had given the matter borough and careful consideration, ;he governor says: "I have decided hat the best appointment I can make is yourself. I know that you will give excellent, honest and effi- ient service to the people of your ounty, and I offer you my warmest iest wishes. Yours sincerely, Philip La Follette." Leading Progressive Mr. Stevens has been a resident of vTekoosa for the past 30 years, and in the farm implement business in hat city. For the past quarter of a j century he has been actively and prominently identified with the Pro- _ gressive party organization in Ne- j koosa and in Wood county. He called attention to the fact that he had not been personally an applicant for the appointment, and to the further fact that Nekoosa has not had a county office for a good many years past if ever. He intimated that he will have something to say for publication to- morrow. This ends a situation which has existed since the tragic death of former Sheriff Berg on Thursday afternoon, July 16. It was stated this morning by Attorney B. M. Vaughan, who has been close to the La Follette administrations for many years past, that there had been 18 applications for the position. Governor La Follette went on vaca- tion only a few days after Mr. Berg's death, and the matter of filling the vacancy, which in Wiscon- sin is a matter of gubernatorial ap- pointment, was held open until to- day. Term Ends Jan. 1, 1933 Mr. Stevens' certificate of ap- pointment will give him the office during the current term which ends the first of January, 1933. Formerly it was illegal for a sheriff to hold office two consecutive terms but that law has been repealed and Mr. Berg was serving his second term when he was killed. It will consequently be possible for Mr. Stevens to run for reelection in the fall of next year. Contracted Factories Stay By Federation Mon- day night Thomashefsky awoke dur- ing the night to find he had been chloroformed and slashed, not seri- ously, by a knife. A note pinned nearby said: "Harry. We have settled our ac- count with you." Dr. Thomashefsky has a brother named Harry. Acted as Bodyguard Pines said since the attack he had acted as a bodyguard for Dr. Thom- ashefsky, who expressed fear that the attack might be repeated. He said neither he nor the doctor had been able to explain the attack. The statement followed distribu- tion of letters to delegates plan- ning to attend the Legion conven- faIlsAext week- b Com' mittee of the Legion, decrying the "rule of the minority" said to exist within the organization. While not announcing his identity, the com- mittee declared that their candi- date will run in opposition to "Doc" by Dawson, "who has been picked the ring as the next state mander." Darlington, Wis., Aug. (J factories will remain in the National Cheese Producers Federation, it was decided last night at a meeting attended by between 700 and 800 members and specta- tors. The meeting was a continuation of that held at Monroe August 7 to decide on a 75 per cent settlement on cheese until Federation finances can be adjusted. Henry Knipfel, of the Federal Farm Board, told the assembly the Federation is in good standing financially. Waukesha Man Dies When Pipe Explodes Waukesha, Wis., Aug. John Hendricks, 47, chief engineer of the Waukesha county asylum, was killed instantly today when a steam pipe exploded in the engine room at the asylum power plant. Another employe in the room escap- The candidate of the "rank and file the letter stated, will ask resignation of Marshall Graff, national executive commit- tceman. C. 0. Baetz, Appleton, is chairman of the committee. com- ed injury. Other employes at the power plant said they believed Hendricks, mak- ing a valve adjustment, shot steam under high pressure into a closed pipe and it exploded. He was struck on the head by a piece of the steel pipe. Named Member Of Highway Commission Madison, Wis., Aug. Gov. LaFollette today appointed John C. Schmidtman, Manitowoc, as a member of the state highway com- mission to fill the unexpired term of Jerry Donahue. Sheboygan, -who re- signed. The new highway commissioner is a member of the University of Wis- consin board of regents at the pres- ent time. He is 54 years old and is president of the Badger Specialty company, Manitowoc, distributors of business office equipment. Quarantine Camp for Infantile Paralysis Eagle Kiver, Wis., Aug. 13- Arrow Camp, vacation place near here for about 70 boys from over the United States, today was under quarantine because of a case of infantile paralysis. Daniel Cardinal, chairman of the town of Arbor Vitae, close to the Trout lake camp, said but one case developed, and that in a mild form. Daniel Roo, Milwaukee, was taken to his parents' home, a victim of the disease. Tho boy's sister had been ill before he left for camp and later her case was diagnosed as in- fantile paralysis, Cardinal said. Two doctors present, at Red Ar- row said all other boys apparently were in good health. j Weather Report Fair in cast and south. Be- coming cloudy in northwest por- tion tonight, slightly warmer tonight in west v Fair Weather Maximum temperature for hour period ending at 7 a. m. 81. Minimum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a, m. 43. Temperature at 7 a. m., 62.
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