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September 11, 1924

The Bremen Enquirer from Bremen, Indiana · Page 1

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XT IT Sir AN ENQUIRER WANT AD Is the best little investment vou can make if you want to Buy, Sell, Trade or Rent. FOR QUALITY PRINTING The Enquirer has the Most Modern and Best Equipped Printing Plant in the County "A Good Paper In A Good Town" VOLUME 39 BREMEN, MARSHALL COUNTY, INDIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1924. NUMBER 37 Itt nr rai .'r? i He's Pretty Slow or Else He Likes The Place. Overcoats 2nd Furs Make Early Appearance. nuge moonsmne ir iant rouna By Officers at La Free Farm OCTOBER 6 SET AS REGISTRATION DAY FOR VOTERS EVERY MAN MAY HAVE A PART IN DEFENSE TESTS FRANK SLAYERS TO PRISON FOR LiFESENTENCE Sensational Case Comes To Sudden End With Judge's Decision. St. Joseph County Officers Make Big Haul In Raid In Madison Township. The biggest moonshine haul of the year was made Saturday afternoon by St. Joseph county officers at the farm of August LaFree, northeast of Bremen on the Dogwood road in Madison township. One still with a capacity of three hundred gallons, another two hundred gallon outfit, about fifty gallons of moonshine liquor and three thousand gallons of mash made up the haul uncovered by the raiders. The big still was so large that the officers had to dismantle it before it could be removed from the old granary in which the moonshine plant was located. Its capacity was larger by a hundred gallons than any other ever found in this section. La Free was arraigned in the Mishawaka city court Monday afternoon, but since the St. Joseph county grand jury is in session this week the case was referred to that body. The officers who made the raid were Federal Prohibition Agent Harry Mathers, Chief of Police Cor-win B. Hartwick of Mishawaka and Deputy Sheriff Leonard J. Smith. They i:ook La Free to the Mishawaka police station and booked him on charges of unlawful manufacture of liquor and possession of stills. La Free was released on $2,000 bond Saturday night. The booze plant, which contained some of the finest and most complete equipment ever found by the local authorities, had been in operation about six weeks, officer Mathers estimated. Its capacity was about one hundred gallons of moonshine a day. The granary is located a mile off the main road, and is reached by means of a lane. Each still was equipped with a condenser with a capacity of one thousand gallons of water, and attached to each were four coils instead of one. Two six-burner stoves were placed under each still. Water was run into the den from a well nearby through pipes. Fifty empty jugs were found. It required two automobile trucks to transport the . liquor and equipment to the county jail. The mash was destroyed. The stills were not in operation when the officers arrived at the place, but there was evidence that they had been running the night before. La Free was found working in Fifteen years ago Henry White, Plymouth school teacher, captured a turtle and carved his initials on its back. A few days ago Chester Webster, a boy living south of the city, found the turtle and recognized the teacher's initials. When Mr. White was confronted with the evidence he told the whole story. The strangest part of the story is that the turtle was found within a quarter of a mile of the very spot where Mr. White did the carving fifteen years ago. That turtle must like the place, or else he doesn't care for travelling. SCHOOLS BEGIN WORKOF YEAR Opening Day Brings 446 Students, 132 In High School. First day enrollments in the public schools, which opened for the year Monday morning, brought 446 students to the building. Of this number 132 were in the high school and 67 in the Junior high school. There were 44 beginners in the first grade, which is a larger number than usual. On Tuesday the work in the classes began in earnest, Mondoy having been devoted to class schedules, the purchase of books, and other preliminary arrangements. Tire enrollments in the various grades and the high school on the opening day were as follows: First grade . 56 Second grade 48 Third grade 37 Fourth grade 45 Fifth grade 32 Sixth grade 30 Junior high school 67 High school 132j i South Bend Girls Hike To Bremen Misses Dorothy Treadwell, Persus Baker, Allie Jacobson and Martha Dielman, all of South Bend, hiked from that city to Bremen Sunday and spent the day with Miss Dielman's grandfather, Jacob Sauter. They left South Bend at six in the morning and ate their breakfast along the road. WHO SAYS SO? All Who Registered For 1922 and Have Not Moved Are Exempt. Important information concerning registration of voters has just been prepared by the Indiana Election Commissioners and this will be the official basis for all registration this year. Under the new law, voters who registered in 1922 and who have not moved out of their precinct in which they voted in the 1922 election need not re-register unless it happens that their county has ordered a new registration. Most of the Marshall county votei-s properly registered last time need not register again, but they should be sure that the county auditor has their name properly recorded. Voters who have moved since the last election, those who did not register last time, those who have become twenty-one years old since the last registration will have an opportunity to register in each precinct of the state on October 6, which will be the only registration day. However, they can fill out their blanks now and leave blank with some one to be filed on registration day. There are three ways to register. One way is to go in person to the registration place in each precinct on October 6 and fill out a blank. Another way is to fill out a blank any time and have it sworn to by a notary, and leave it with the county chairman to be filed October 6. The third Way is to fill out a blank now and in the absence of a notary, have two voters who live in the registrant's precinct sign as witnesses and then leave with the county chairman to be filed on registration day. For the first time, voters do not have to give their ages this year. The law has been changed so that it is only necessary to state that the voter will be twenty-one or more November 4, which is election day. A voter who is not properly registered at 6 oclock p. m., October 6 cannot vote this year. WEATHER INDICATIONS. Indiana Showers Thursday and probably Friday; somewhat higher temperature. v, Overcoats and furs came out of the mothballs and coal bias were scraped for fuel Sunday when one of the coldest September days on record gripped Bremen and the rest of northern Indiana. Following a chilly snap on Friday, the wavering mercury dropped low into the forties on Sunday, and the smoke began to roll out of many chimneys. Buildings without fire were too chilly for comfort. Slightly warmer weather has followed in the wake of tha cold snap, but there seems to be every i-eason to believe that autu.nn is here. U.B. CONFERENCE IS ON ATWINONA United Brethren Meet In Annual Sessions At Assembly Grounds. United Brethren of the St. Joseph conference are holding their annual meeting at Winona Lake this week. Beginning Tuesday morning, the conference is continuing with sessions each morning, afternoon ar.d evening this week and will close Sunday afternoon. At that time the report of the stationing committee will be read to the conference, with the list of assignment to the various charges of the district. About 140 ministers, representing United Brethren churches in northern Indiana, and lay delegates from all the charges, are representing their churches at the annual assembly. Bishop H. II. Fout of Indianapolis is presiding over the meeting. The United Brethren church has three conferences in Indiana, the White River, Indianapolis and St. Joseph. The total membership of the church in the state is about 60,000. Rev. A. F. Knepp of Grace United Brethren church is representing the Bremen church, with Edward Siefer as lay delegate. Rev. Mr. Knepp has been invited to deliver the address at the memorial service next Sunday afternoon at the closing session of the conference, which is one of the honors of the meeting. Miss Ruth Huff of Bremen will sing at this service. Many members of the Bremen church are attending a pail of the sessions of the conference this week, and still more are planning to be present at the Sunday meeting. Mr. and Mrs. George Sherk Celebrate Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. George Sherk celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Sunday, many relatives being present at their home to help in the observance. Those present from out of town for the day were Mr. and Mrs. William Huston and two sens, Ross and Charles, Harris-burg, Pa.; Arthur Sherk and family, Mishawaka; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rensberger and Bertha Sherk, Nap-panee; Mrs. Foster Pittman and daughter Kathlyn, Wakarusa. Guests from this community included Charles Sherk and family, John Sherk and family, Chester Earl and family, Delbert Sherk and family, Albert Sheik and family, Russell Franklin and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, Albert Hoffhine and Paul, Helen and Walter Sherk. Current Events Club To Hold First Meeting! The Current Events club will hold the first meeting of the club year at the town hall Monday afternoon at 3 oclock. Mrs. U. J. Dietrich will give a paper on "National Government," "State Government" will be discussed by Mrs. Melvin Ringle, and Mrs. W. S. Morrison will present a review of "Proposed Legislation." Huff's Furniture Store To Have New Windows Huff's furniture store will have new display windows within a short time. Work is in progress now, and when completed the show windows will be larger and better looking than before. a shed in which his mint stills were located. He denied ownership of the bootlegging equipment, and said he had sold the building in which it was located to two strangers recently Questioned for more information, La Free told the officers the name of one of the men was Joseph Kar-ron. The name of the other he said he did not know. He sold them the building on contract for $2,000, he stated, and had been paid $500 down. Both strangers went to Detroit, Mich., yesterday, he declared. La Free said that at the time of the sale it wos understood the buy ers were to raise chickens, and were to live in the building. He did not know they were making moonshine, he asserted. His house is situated only 50 feet from the granary. The smell of. moonshine was perceptible for hundreds of feet around the building, the officers said. La Free is married and has two small children. His wife and chUdren were not at home when the officers visited the place. They had gone visiting in South Bend, he said. His 80 acre farm is said to have a value of $16,000. ..r ELMER HELMLINGER IS NEW MEMBER OF BREMEN TOWN DADS Elmer Helmlinger qualified as a member of the town board at the regular meeting of the council Tuesday evening. He will fill the unexpired term of Charles L. Berg, who resigned recently. At the same meeting the board accepted the resignation of Fred Dettbrenner, and the town dads are now looking for a trustee from the second ward. They hope to fill the vacancy before the next regular meeting. Sept. 30 was set as the date for hearing remonstrances to the new sewer proposal for a drain on Washington, North, East and Bike streets. The improvement is a revised plan of the sewer proposal which was recently rejected by the board because of remonstrance. The board also set the same date, Sept. 30, for receiving bids on the proposed, sewer on Indiana and other streets in the northwest part of town. Kewanna Boy Kills Playmate With Rifle Little Pauline Mutchler, four years old, was the victim of a child tragedy at her home near Kewanna Wednesday afternoon. Arthur Highland, her eight year old playmate, found an old rifle as the two played together at the Mutchler home, where the Highland family was visiting. Arthur aimed the gun at the barn and pulled the trigger, but there was no report. He aimed the rifle at another child in the party, and still the cartridge did not explode. Wjhen he pointed the gun at Pauline" and pulled the trigger, the shell exploded and' the bullet entered the girl's skull. She died within a short time. Mart Parmenter Will Erect New Building Martin Parmenter will erect a new garage building and lunch room or his lot near the standpipe this fall. Work began this Week on tearing down the old building, which is to be replaced by one of modern construction. The new building will furnish quarters for the Parmenter garage, while a room in the north side of it will be equipped for the lunch room. The room to be vacated by Mr. Parmenter on Plymouth street, where his lunch room is now located, will be used as a battery and tire station by G. A. Weisshaar, who has purchased the building. George Schlemmer Funeral Held At Madison Sunday The funeral of George W. Schlemmer, who died suddenly at Wyatt last Thursday, was held at Madison chm-ch, near his homo, Sunday morning. Rev. J. Miller, pastor, officiated in the service. Burial was in the Bremen cemetery. Marshall County Is Asked To Show Strength In Demonstration. Samuel Twmlifison of Plymouth, county chairman, was in Bremen yesterday to leave enrollment cards for the Defense Day test with officers of the American Legion. He expressed the opinion that about i t'.irty enrollments for the day would be a fair quota for this ctom-munity. At noon today Ervin Leep-er, adjutant of the .post, reported forty-six enrollments, -which is more than 130 percent strong. Every citizen may have a part in the Defense Day tests which will be conducted all over the United States tomorrow, according to the statements issued by various officials in charge of the demonstration. In Bremen the American Legion is in charge of the plans for the day, the chief of which will be a patriotic display of the national colors and an effort to help enlist Company E of Plymouth up to the full strength of the unit for the one day, at least. Dr. R. C. Denison has been named by the local post of the Legion to have charge of the em-ollment, in connection with the authorities and Defense Day committees at Plymouth. The many phases of the test are reflected in a statment prepared by ?ne of the county chairmen of the state in announcing plans for the day. Adapted to the needs of Marshall county, the statement answers locally the question, "What can I do to help on Defense Day?" Here are the suggestions: If between the ages of eighteen and thirty-one, enroll with one of the units of the division of the national guard allocated to your county and march with that unit in the defense test parade. If a veteran of the world war, volunteer your services as commissioned or r.on-commissioned officer of various units allocated to your county. If a manufacturer or other employer of labor in any capacity, explain the purpose of the defense test to your employes and urge their participation. If your plant or business is available to war work, have a simple representation stating in what capacity in the defense test parade. (Notify the industrial committee and the parade committee thereof.) If over thirty-one and the member of an organization to be represent-el in the defense test parade march with that organization; if the parent or relative of boys or young men tlicibl to the units above, lock to their enrollment. If a property owner, see that the propei ty owned or occupied by you displays the national colors on De-fens? test day. A flag at every rift -thead and on every home is our sic ran of the day. If a merchant, see that your store is fittingly decorated for that day. If available for war service work, enroll for that branch of service for v ivich you are best suited. If a minor and unattached, be on live line of march and cheer those men who are partaking in the de-fc-n.-e test. If a veteran of Spanish American Civil or any other wars, march with your organization unless enrolled in some capacity with the allocated units of the reserve corps and national guard. If a re piesentative of an organization which can participate in or secure enrollments for defense test, go to your organization and report on the test and its significance and report your organization's action. And regardless of who you are, crive thought Sept. 12 every hour of th wonderful country in which we live, and thank your God for its continued jxace and prosperity. HARVEST MEETING SUNDAY. T! -will be an ail day Harvest Mx-ti!vjr at the Church of the Breth-':-.. A hi -::'t (.inner will be serv. i ut r.oo:i. A speaker from Manchester college will be here for the occasion. Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr., the college youths who killed fourteen year old Robert Franks brutally for a thrill, will have many quiet years in which to mediate upon the big experiment. They will pay for their crime by living the rest of their days behind the walls of the penitentiary at Joilet. Plans were made immediately to take the youthful slayers to the Illinois prison at Joilet last night, but some of the necessary papers were not ready and the trip was delayed until this morning. The young men have now begun their long term. There is little probability that there will ever be a pardon or parole. Judge Caverly-urged that the murderers never be admitted for parole, and hi sentence of ninety-nine years for each of them on the kidnapping charge, in addition to the life sentences for murder, wipes out practically all hope for the future for Loeb and Leopold. t . '2 The famous murder drama was concluded with startling suddenness, Wednesday morning, when within the space of fifteen minutes Justice John R. Caverly sentenced the millionaire youths to life imprisonment for murdering Bobby Franks and to 99 years each for kidnapping their little victim. The state has no appeal from the court's decision. The sentences constituted, a complete victory for the defense whose sole fear was a senterce of death by hanging, as the offense of murder and kidnapping are capital crimes in Illinois. Nathan Leopold, jr., and Richard Loeb, the youthful slayers, walked into court Wednesday morning with faint smiles on their faces, apparently confident of life, and walked out with smiles that were patently strained. Tears of joy trickled down the grief-lined face of Nathan Leopold, sr. For several moments he sat slumped in his chair, unable to move. Justice Caverly made rapid work of the opinion and sentences. He pointed out in his opinion that he believed it was within his province to decline to impose the death penalty on persons not of mature years. He said he believed if the boys had been in their normal mind3, they Would not have committed the crime. Waiving the formality of calling the youths before him, Justice Caverly plunged hurriedly into the sentence which even in its dark promise was a victory for the defense. Kiefer & Carothers Buy Oliver Snyder's Dairy Oliver Snyder has sold his dairy business to Fenry F. Kiefer and Brightsell Carothers, who took charge Sunday morning. The new proprietors are welt known here, Mr. Kiefer having conducted the dairy for many years befpre he sold it to Mr. Snyder. He and Mr. Carothers have beer in the same line of businss in South Bend until a few months ago, when they disposed of their interests there. Mr. Snyder has already bought a dairy business in .Fort Wayne and will move to that city wihtin the next few days. He has also sold his residence property here to Mr. Kiefer, who will move in as soon as the house is vacant. Mr. Snyder will take charge of the Fort Wayne business next Tuesday. Bremen Student Wins In National Competition Mi.-s Dorothea Bowlby was one of 128 high school commercial students who made perfect records in typewriting competition last spring. Her picture is included in a group photograph of the 128 winners sent out by the typewriting company mak-ing the a .varus. Only one c'N r ;.' ud-ent in Indiana won the honor. I I

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