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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - March 1, 1933, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin A. P. LEASED WIRE This paper is served by leased wire with the news report of the Associated Press. Nineteenth 6024. FAVORITES ALL! Tribune comics are fa- vorites with the whole fam- ily because they represent the work of the best car- toonists in the country and are uniformly good six days each week. Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Wednesday, March 1, 1933. Single Copy Five Cents HINDENBURG ISSUES "ANTI-TREASON" DECREE SENATE FAVORS TEN PER CENT SALARY WAIVER UPPER HOUSE REFUSES TO CUT PAY OF FUTURE LEGIS- LATORS BUT VOTES TO RE- TURN PART OF OWN SALAR- IES TO STATE. Wis., March The state senate emerged from a legislative salary wrangle today avowing that the total salaries paid to the present lawmakers should be cut 10 per cent through a waiver plan but refusing to reduce the pay of future legislatures. Some Contribute More By a vote of 28 to 2 the upper house adopted a resolution by Sen- j ator Gettelman, Milwaukee Republi- can calling for salary waivers with the understanding that members receive income in addition tc the a month the state pays them shall contribute more than 10 per cent so that those who live en- tirely on their state pay may con- tribute less. The resolution was sent at once to the assembly where a few weeks ago a flat 10 per cent waiver reso- lution was defeated without a single favorable vote. Kill Reduction Bills Bills by Senator Griswold, West Salem, and Severson, lola, to pay! future legislators a biennium instead of were killed. Sever- son's bill, fixing the pay schedule at a day for not more than 100 days was beaten 26 to 6: The Gris- wold bill for a salary of a month for not more than 10 months was killed by the narrow margin of- 16 to 15. The Gettelman waiver resolution is likely to be received in more fa- vorable spirit than the lower house displayed toward the flat 10 per cent cut because it seeks to average the cuts according to ability to take them. No member can be forced to accept a reduction if he doesn't want to but if the resolution achieves its goal the total reduction will be around Reads Tax Reports Gettelman took up the cudgels to- day for the assemblymen who had previously voted against a cut and startled the senate by reading the income tax reports of four members, including himself, to illustrate his contention that pay waivers should be averaged. He read off the incomes as fol- lows: Senator Goodland, Racine: 229; 1930, 1931, Senator Mehigan, Milwaukee 1929, 1930, Senator Severson, lola: 1929, 449; 1930, 1931, Senator Gettelman: 1929, .1930, 1931, These were singled out by Gettel- man because the senators involved all were authors of pay cut meas- ures. He charged that resolutions for a flat scale of waivers were proposed only to put the assembly on the spot by members who wanted to become "the men of the hour." Nine Men, One Woman Constitute New Cabinet Cordell Hull Secretary of State W. H. Woodin Secretary of Treasury Claude A. Swanson Secretary of Navy George Bern Secretary of War PRESIDENT-ELECT COMPLETES HIS PICKS THREE SECRETARIES AND MAKES FINAL CABINET APPOINTMENTS, INCLUDING MISS PERKINS AND ROPER. Hyde Park, N. Y., March (.T) Roosevelt complet- ed the selection of his official fam- ily today and with a serious mind and light heart turned toward the White House. He picked "Louis, Mac and Steve" for his M. Howe, senior secretary, and Marvin H. j Mclntyre, of Kentucky, and Step- 'hen T. Early, of Virginia, as his other chief aides in the White House. The cabinet was completed offi- cially last night with the announce- ments of Miss Frances Perkins, New York state commissioner of labor, as the secretary of labor and Dan- iel C. Roper, of South Carolina, as secretary of commerce. So far as immediate appointments are concerned, Mr. Roosevelt has finished his task and has surround- not meet these qualifications. Labor Labor Dislikes Selection of Miss Perkins Washington, March liam Green, president of the Amer- ican Federation of Labor, said in a statement today the officers and members of the federation were "keenly disappointed over President- Elect Roosevelt's selection of a sec- retary of labor." The statement by Green came af- ter officials of the national league of women voters, the woman's party and other prominent women had joined in praising the selection of Miss Frances Perkins for the labor post. Green said that "labor has con- sistently contended that the depart- ment of labor should be what its name implies and that the secretary of labor should be representative of labor, one who understands labor, labor's problems, labor's psychology, collective bargaining, industrial re- lations and one who enjoys the con- fidence of labor. "In the opinion of labor the new- ly appointed secretary of labor does PROVIDES STIFF PENALTIES FOR SUBVERSIVE ACTS GOVERNMENT CLAMPS DOWN ON OPPOSITION FORCES NEW NATIONAL ELECTION APPROACHES; RUMOR PLOT FOR MASSACRE. Berlin, Mar. can never become selection made." reconciled to the Henry Secretary A. Wallace of Agriculture Harold Ickes Secretary of Interior 3 Towns Added to Drought Relief Area The towns of Gary, Wood and Grand Rapids have been added to the Wood county drought relief area and farmers in these townships may secure freight reductions on live- stock feed, County Agent H. R Lathrope announced today. The drought relief area now comprises the entire northern half of the coun- ty, as well as Hansen and Sigel and the three townships just added. To date ti saving of has been realized by fanners of the county as' a result of freight rebates, accord- ing to Mr. Lathrope. The county agent has called six meetings for this week at which freight reductions, seed loans and taxes will be discussed. The schedule is as follows: Cary town hall, 10 a. ro. Thursday; Wood town hall, 2 p. m. Thursday; Grand Rapids town hall, p. m. Thursday; Saratoga town hall, p. m. Friday; Hiles town hall, -10 a. m. Saturday; Vce- dum community hall, 2 p. m. Satur- day. James Farley Postmaster General Thomas J. Walsh Attorney General ed himself with trusted friends. He will carry on the present White House staff that has contin- ued through past Democratic and Republican Ru- dolph Forster as executive clerk; Pat McKenna, as executive office doorkeeper; and Erwm H. Hoover, as head usher. These are men who know American officialdom and how to keep the wheels spinning smooth- ly at the White House. Ready to Take Control With this ground work Mr. Roose- velt is in a position to take active control of the government next Sat- urday noon. Mr. Roosevelt was to leave here late today by automobile for New Detroit, March York to spend the night. He takes >G. Liebold, Henry Ford's chief sec- with him to Washington his family j retary, was corning home today fiom and personal secretary, Miss Mar- an unannounced "vacation" that had FORD SECRETARY TOOK 'VACATION' MYSTERY OF LIEBOLD'S DIS- APPEARANCE CLEARED UP WHEN HE CALLS FROM TRAVERSE CITY TO EXPLAIN ABSENCE. Von Hindenburg issued a decree to- day "against treason to the German seople and highly treasonable mach- sharply increasing penal- ies for espionage, treason and sub- ver.sive acts. The death penalty was provided or attempting to secure or disclos- ing important military secrets. Specify Prison Terms Ten years imprisonment was speci- led for transmitting to foreign gov- ernments objects or news, even if false, which should be kept secret in the interest of the reich. Not less than three months' County Ag. School Objects To Tournament Selections Declare Their Team Did Not Receive Fair Consideration; County League Schools May Withdraw from W. I. A. A. Rumblings of a rift in the ranks of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic association, governing body of state high school athletics, were heard today as officials of the Wood County league voiced protest against the method used in select- ing- teams for participation in the basketball March 9, Frances Secretary Perkins of Labor Norton Collects Close To in Day _______ Nearly one-half of the entire city tax levy for 1932 was collected by City Treasurer Joe Norton yester- day, the final day for payment of taxes without penalty, a report from the city hall this morning showed. While he had not had time to fig- tire the total amount received ves- terday, Mr. Norton stated his belief that the amount was approximately He said that within a day or two he would have a complete re- SUES HUEY LONG FOR LOUISIANA'S "KINGFISH" SEN- -ATOR ACCUSED OF PUBLIC SLANDERING COUNSEL FOR SENATE COMMITTEE. port on the amount collected during the two-month period and the amount which became delinquent yesterday. He said he thought that approximately 90 per cent of the total levy had been paid into tne treasury. Washington, March 1 Samuel ,T. .Ansell, recently counsel for the senate committee inquiry into the election of Senator John H- Overton of Louisiana, today sued Senator Huey Long for damages on slander charges. Asks Punitive Damages In the District of Columbia su- preme court, the former judge advo- cate -geneial of the army contended ie has .been actually damaged to extent of by the speech made by long in the senate Febru- ary 21, which brought him, Ansell said, into "public slander, infamy arid disgrace." "He'asked an addition- al as punitive damages. Senator Long is said to have stat- ed that Ansell was the "gentleman who practically forged his appoint- Stevens Point district tournament to be held 10 and 11. May Drop Membership W. C. Christensen, principal of the Wood County Agricultural school which won the County league basketball championship this sea- son, told The Tribune this morn- ing that unless tournament offi- cials are willing to give the Ag- gies an opportunity to prove their right to a place in the district meet, by matching them with any one of the five smaller schools al- ready selected, he will urge with- drawal of County league schools from the W. I. A. A league meeting is scheduled to be held at Port Edwards tomorrow evening. Schools in the league, besides thei Aegies, are Port Edwards, Auburn- dale, Milladore, Rudolph and Pitts- ville. j "I am writing to R. E. Balliette I of Antigo (representative of this section of the state on the W. I. A. A. board of control) today, in- forming him that we are willing to play Red Granite, Weyauwega, Westfield, lola, Manawa or Wau- paca in an elimination game to prove our right to participation in the said Mr. Christen j exception of Manawa and Waupaca telephone yesterday, reminding him of his promise, and the latter ad- vised Mr. Christensen to write to Mr. Balliette about the matter. Su- perintendent Paul M. Vincent of Stevens Point, manager of the Point tourney, had previously been approached, but declared he could not alter the selections already made. Has Impressive Record The Agricultural school team has compiled an impressive record this season, losing only one game. Sev- eral of the schools included in the Point tourney have lost a number of games against opposition which Ag school officials consider no stronger than the opposition met by their team. Mr. Christensen par- ticularly objects to the selection of Red Granite in preference to the Aggies, charging that the sole reason for choosing Red Granite was to avoid the pairing of Stev- ens Point against "Nekoosa in fast round. the BELIEVE CERMHK BEY! ment as judge advocate general" and referred to him as a "thief, scoundrel and crook." He is also al- leged to have said that Ansell had been "run out of the annv for fraud." Invited Him to Sue Long is also said to have invited Ansell to bring the suit for slander against him, saying "let him sue me. Attorneys, Burr Tracy Ansell, son of the general, and George Wilmeth, filed the suit. have already been given places in the tourney, while the latter two are scheduled to play Friday eve- ning to determine which will re- ceive the remaining assignment. Neverman Made Promise P. F. Neverman, secretary of the W. I. A. A., had promised that the Wood County league champion this year would be selected for tournament play, Mr. Christensen declares. That promise was made, he said, after Auburndale, 1932 title winner, had been omitted from tournament selections last spring. Noel Thorpe, principal of the Auburndale high school, took the matter up at that time with Mr. Neverman, objecting strenu- ously to the fact that Wood County league teams have never been giv- selection consideration in the tournament teams. The Agricultural school principal talked with Secretary, Neverman by RECOVERY IS ANTICIPATED, BARRING -FURTHER COMPLI- CATIONS; LUNGS AND HEART SHOW IMPROVEMENT. Miami, Fla., March Barring unforeseen developments, Mayor Anton' Cermak of Chicago will recover from Giuseppe Zan- gara's Jbullet wound and the compli- cations that followed it, his attend- ing physicians announced today. On Upgrade Now "Mayor Cermak definitely is on the upgrade Dr. Frederick guerite Lehand. Also, there will be found at the White House next Saturday the faithful Erwin McDuffie, Negro va- let to Mr. Roosevelt, and the Negro cook and maid of fhe Roosevelt household. They insisted upon going and Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt would not say no. Abolishes One Post In continuing the three-fold secre- tariat established by President Hoo- ver, Mr. Roosevelt explained he was abolishing the post of literary secre- tary. the entire state hunting him for nearly 24 hours. AH Right But Very Tired He had not been seen nor heard from since 11 a. m., Monday, anxietv was growing and searching parties im- prisonment for publicly printing or discussing news which should be kept from foreign governments, irrespec- tive of whether the news was correct or faked, was specified. Concerning subversive propaganda, the decree provides that whoever de- signs, circulates or keeps in stock for the purpose of circulation print- ed matter whose contents, in inciting I to use force against state authori- ties, or in instigating preparations for or incitations to strikes in vital plants, shows treasonable intent may be punished up to three years' im- prisonment. Silence Newspapers Leftist and Centrist parties of Ger- many entered the last stages of a struggle for existence today with their newspapers silenced and their assemblies and communications shut off by the strictest measures of re- pression since the war. __ While the Hitler in- sists next Sunday's election of new national and Prussian state parlia- ments are to be held as scheduled, the chief of the government's infor- mation bureau indicated the balloting last he was all right but telephoned a Traverse City, Mich., hotel night to say "very tired." For two week? Liebold, who is en- trusted with of th.p Ford fiscal policies, had been working; literally laboriously were following his trail jwiu be meaningless y Allan B. Dearborn, Baraboo, who las traveled quite extcnsnely hrough the tropical country. Mr. Dearborn was presented to the club by W. C. Christenson, chairman of the program committee. Mr. Dearborn will ghe a similar lecture at the meeting of the local Kiwanis club at .the Hotel Witter to- morrow noon. Jesse I. Straus of New York, for Paris; and Prohably Clark M. How- ell, of Atlanta, or Robert Dunham, of Chicago, for Berlin. It seems now that the career dip- lomats, Joseph C. Grew at Tokio and Nelson T. Johnson, in China, may be continued together with William S. Culbertson in Chile. Car Damaged The large coupe driven by LaVere Ticknor, this city, was badly dam- aged about the front when it was struck by a car driven by a vampire driver at the fork on East Grand avenue at about last evening. The other car. said to be a light se- dan, did not stop at all after the ac- udent and the license number was iot obtained. some rest. Later he talked with Henry and Edsel Ford. Droie 518 Miles At 11 a. m., Monday he left his ofFicp. He said he was going1 home for a nap, but he didn't reach there. Last night he explained that ho had started for the estate of Carl E. treated Schmidt, a friend, near Oscoda. Mich. Finding no one there, he drove on and on. When he reached Traverse City, across the state on an arm of Lake Michigan, at 5 p. m., yester- fate to the foes of Chancellor Hitler. These rumors circulating in Euro- pean capitals, appeared based on the recent orders issued by Minister Wil- liam Goering to Pruss protect nationalistic the Nazi storm troops and steel hel- met war veterans and to ruthlessly supress others. (The London Herald reported to- day what it called a plot of Hitlerites in Germany to "carry out during coming week-end the most stagger- ing massacre the world has known." It said "all Progressive leaders and Jews" in large Prussian towns were already listed as intended victims. The London Times said "the threat of a general massacre cannot be Ministerial Ass'n. Conducts Series of Lenten Services Two series of union Lenten serv- Tice said. "His lungs 'and heart Wednesday evenings at sound irood First Methodist church and the sound good. "Barring unforeseen circumstan- ces, we now can say he will recov- er. Dr. Karl A. Meyer and other phy- sicians concurred in the statement. Full chest examinations today showed a lessening of the pneumonic consolidation in the lower lobe of Cermak's right lung. The pneumonia first was reported Sunday. It doub- led in size by Monday night, but re- mained stationary Tuesday and then diminished, the doctors said. Able to Take Food The colitis that caused some con-1 cern last week has lessened oonsid- srably, and he now is able fcrtake >y mouth sufficient foods to sustain him. The kidney action also has im- proved. other at the First Moravian church on Sunday evenings, will be conduct- ed by the Wisconsin Rapids Min- isterial association. Open This Evening The first of the series will be held this evening at o'clock at the Methodist church with the Rev. Roy Grams speaking on "Our Lord's Ex- ample." The Rev. T. J. Reykdal will preside and the Trinity Moravian choir will furnish the special music. The general theme of the series is to be "Doing the Things that Please Him." Other speakers on the Wed- nesday series in the order they ap- pear are Rev. C. A. Hesselink, Rev. I. R. Mewaldt, -Rev. W. C. Grun- waldt, Rev. J. Merle Stevens and Rev. T. J. Reykdal Bev. J, B, Mewaldt, president pi the association, will preside at the Sunday evening series of meetings, all of which will open at o'clock. Reverends W. C. Grunwaldt, T. J. Reykdal, J. Merle Stevens and Roy Grams will speak in the order dav, his milometer registered 518 miles. He registered at the Park Place iotel. using the name "W. F Sarnp- on, Battle Creek, Mich." He had ust awakened from a five hour sleep .vhen he put through the calls that quieted the fears of his family and associates. Then he went bark to hpd. leaving orders not to be disturbed. Not Explained So far Bennett and the Fords revealed, Liebold's calls left unex- plained the letters he mailed fiom Pontiac, Mich., Monday afternoon re- signing fiom the directorates of the Dearborn State and Guardian Na- tional banks of Dearborn. sian police have been reinforced Nazi bands.'') Hundreds Arrested The number of arrests resulting from the investigation instituted af- ter the burning of the reichstag Monday night totaled several hun- alleged day. The hundred Communist mem- bers of the last Reichstag were or- dered arrested but it was not deter- mined how many had been taken in custody. Government officials blamed the fire, of incendiary origin, on a com- munist plot. mentioned. Public Invited Waltonians to Hold Annual Meeting Soon Approximately 150 sportsmen are expected to attend the annual dinner meeting of the local chapter of the urged to attend all of the meetings. "Lent is coming to be more wide- ly observed by churches of all com- munions as a time for special medi- tation and the association president said. "People are invited to go apart with Christ and cultivate the spiritual. So frequently that part of our nature is submerged by the cares and pleasures of the world and it is well that we heed the call to Christian fellowship and think with one another upon those things that are primary and eternal." Izaak Walton league which is to be held at the Elks' club next Monday evening at o'clock, it was an- -i. j nounced today by members' of the invited- and board of directors who are in charge Governor and Party Off for Washington Madison, Wis., March Gov. and Mrs. A. G. Schmedeman headed a delegation of Wisconsin residents who left for Washington today to attend the presidential in- auguration Saturday. Weather Report FAIR of reservations. Bert Clafiin, widely knovai writer of fishing information, will show a number of reels of motion pictures, including "Fishing on gouche River in New the Resti- "Muskie Fishing in Northern On- "The High Spots' and Irvin S. Riley Cooper Heaven in the Maligne River district of Jasper National The meeting is open to the general public. Cobb and Courtney in "Speckled Trout FOR WISCON- SIN Generally fair tonight; Thursday in- creasing cloudi- ness followed by snow or rain hi west and central portions; no de- cided change in temperature. Today's Weather Facts- Maximum temperature for 24- hour period ending at 7 a." m., 45; minimum temperature for 24-hour period ending at 7 a. m., 22; tem- perature at 2 a. m. 22.
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