The Post-Crescent from Appleton, Wisconsin on August 16, 1935 · 1
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Friday, August 16, 1935
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State Hist. Society Comp. Of Wisconsin. Hadisoiw Wis. WEATHER Unsettled tonight; possibly showers Saturday. ON Post-Crescent FINAL EDITION TUB DAILY POST ESTABLISHED 1883 EVENING CRESCENT ESTABLISHED 18VO TWENTY-TWO PAGES APPLETON, WISCONSIN, FRIDAY, AUGUST, 16, 1935 PRICE THREE CENTS rCLL LEASED WlBfi SEUVICQ OP TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS " nY B I J I O O L- Tax Bill Faces Still. Straggle In Conference Democratic Leaders Hope for Adjournment Next Week . HOPE FOR ACCORD Roosevelt Wants Action This Term on Utility Measure Wathlnirf nn (ZT A ft a e4i-saVln tf through the senate in record time, the tax bill designed to raise $250,-000,000 from new levies on million-dollar incomes, large corporations, estates and gilts, dropped today into a senate-house conference in which several controversies threaten. The Democratic leaders hoped these disputes could be settled in time to adjourn congress next week. One controversy started even before the senate, by a 57 to 22 vote, passed its finance committee's bill late yesterday at the end of only two days of debate. It centered around an amendment, which the senate approved at the urging of Senator Borah (It-Idaho) to prohibit the federal government from isuing any more tax exempt securities in the future. The treasury was fighting this, and there was opposition in the house. Different Provisions Another stumbling . block facing senate-house conferees who will seek to reconcile the senate bill with a markedly different measure already passed by the house was the question of taxes on estates and mneritances. me senate suDSUiuiea increases in the present estate taxes for the brand-new inheritance levies approved by the house. (The senate also voted for higher gift taxes on donors, instead of the house's new levies or. recipients of gifts; it raised the surtax rates on individual net incomes over $1,000.-000. whereas the house started the boosts at $50,000; it increased the house graduated corporation income taxes, reduced the other chamber's excess profits rates, increased existing capital stock taxes and imposed a new tax on dividends received by one corporation from, another.). The Borah amendment, approved 40 to 39, would make the income from future issues of government bonds subject to the income tax. Treasury officials immediately objected. Theyafgued it would seriously handicap the Roosevelt financial program and place the government at a disadvantage in borrowing since states and municipalities would still enjoy the right to issue tax-free securities. Raises Financing Costa Besides making it difficult to obtain funds to finance the1 $4,000.-000.000 work relief program, officials said, the amendment would raise the cost of all money obtained by the government. President Roosevelt in his tax message had recommended a constitutional amendment to permit simultaneous taxation of income from both federal and state bonds. The senate's scrapping of inheritance levies was expected to encounter strong house opposition in conference. The proposed inheritance taxes raged from 4 per cent on the first taxable $10,000 to 75 per cent on that portion over $10,000,000. For these, the senate substituted increases in existing taxes on estates. These new levies would rise from 2 ter cent on the first taxable $10.- 000 to 70 per cent on the excess over $50,000,000. President Roosevelt recommended an inheritance tax to be superimposed on existing estate levies as a means of breaking up large fortunes. McCarran Amendment Another amendment added by the senate yesterday without a rec ord vote was the plan of Senator McCarran (D-Nev.) to repeal three sections of the silver purchase act These levy a 50 per cent tax on sil ver trading profits, provide for na tionalization of the metal and li censing of imports and exports. ome legislators saia mis was neaa- ed toward a doubtful fate in con ference. Seven Republicans, 48 Democrats, one Farmer-Labor and one Progres sive senator voted "nye" as the tax bill passed the senate. In opposition WPr 10 Timivrate anA 19 T?nuH. licans. : ; Senator Robert M. LaFollette, (P-Wis. voted for passage of the bill, and Senator Arthur Vanden berg, (R-Mich.), against it. Senator F..Ryan Duffy (D-Wis.) and Senator James Qouzens (R-Mich.) did not vote. Just before the final roll call. "enator Thomas (D-Okla.) revived e soldiers bonus Lsue. but only et democratic leaders on record Turn to page 21 coL 8 Submit $160,000 In County WPA State AH Projects From Communities Not in Relief Unit A list of proposed WPA projects for Outagamie county aggregating $160,000 has been sent to the division office at Green Bay by T C. McConnell, director of relief. The list includes suggested projects for Hortonville, Seymour city, town of ; Buchanan, town of Osborne, Kimberly village, Combined Locks, town of Grand Chute; town of Cicero, town of Dale, town of Seymour, town of Oneida and town of Greenville. Projects proposed for the three cities in the Outagamie County Relief group, Appleton, Kaukauna and Little Chute, are not Included. The largest estimates are from Seymour city, $33,000; Hortonville, $30,350; and Oneida, $20,000. Proposed projects at Combined Locks are a sewer, estimated cost $30,000, water works, $15,000, and road building, $1,000. The Seymour esthnate includes $23,000 for sidewalks and $8,000 for curbs, and the Hortonville list, $25,350 for curbing and $5,000 for town hall improvements. The Oneida proposal has $20,000 for roads, drains, grading" and bridges. Buchanan entered an estimate of $3,200 for roads, bridges and hill cuts, Osborne $8,000 for roads and bridge culverts, Kimberly $3,500 for sewer extensions. Grand Chute $6,-000 for two bridges and two miles of road widening, Cicero $3,675 for 3,000 yards of crushed stone, widening of five corners and 200 rods of ditches; Dale $1,500 for three road projects, the town of Seymour $3,-000 for road widening, ditches and town hall improvements, and Greenville $2,500 for ditches and bridges. Kenosha Baker Is Fatally Wounded Whispers,. Name Before Death but Suspect Denies Part in Crime Kenosha CD Kelly DeRango, a baker, was shot and killed as he worked in his bakery here early today. DeRango's assailant opened the front door of the bakery, and blazed away with a shot gun and fled, police said. DeRango received the full charge in his left side. The baker was rushed to a hospital where, after .he was told he would die, he whispered the name "Sam Covelli." Police arrested Co-velli a short time later but he denied all knowledge of the shooting. Sam Covelli is a brother of William "Red" Covelli, DeRango's partner in the bakery business here. The partner told police he knew of no reason for the shooting and did not know of any enemies of DeRango. DeRango is survived by his widow and five children. The police also took in custody two youths, who were detained for questioning. . Great Britain Bids Four 'Naval. Powers To New Conference London C7 The British government announced today it has invited the United States, Japan, France and Italy to a preliminary naval conference "about October." ;. " " The conference would follow bilateral discussions which Great Britain- has scheduled with France, Italy, and Russia. These bilateral discussions are expected to begin in September. The purpose of the preliminary conference would be to discuss a possible agreement in naval limitation, the whole to be consummated at a . formal conference, as provided in the Washington treaty of 1922, at some future date. It was understood- .that both Germany and Russia later may be invited to the preliminary conference if the Washington treaty powers gained in the invitationaccept the British suggestion. t" - - ' ' ' ' $ - - - : ; ' " - " " &&Yr --rir'J-'ftS?fxA-r--r;-'Jss.-.'X-SMXAjC'. Sj.-s . - ...J... .:. . t J j J:.-.:.-.-.V-.-.-t-.-. .w. .-. V.-.-.-.-.-.-.v.-.-.w.v-.w..wjV.j..a......... " I " tf A f X' H - - - V ) j 4 h '(A V; r- u ' w - m St t ' v "J ' r . ' Sir J y - . j - 3 Experts Try To Bring Peace To East Africa Paris Conferences May Result in Changes in , Map of Ethiopia SESSIONS ARE SECRET British, Italian and French Spokesmen Hoping JTo Avert War DIE IN ALASKAN AIR TRAGEDY Will Rogers, left, famous actor and humorist, and Wiley Post, right, noted axound-the-world flier, were killed last night when Post's new Lockheed Orion single-motored monoplane, shown in the upper picture, crashed about 15 miles south of Point Barrow. The bodies have been recovered and will be placed aboard a coast guard cutter-for return to Seattle. U. S. Officers Beaten as Farm Mob Delays Sale Croup Threatens to Force " Postponement of Another Auction Maysvllle, Mo, VP) A farm foreclosure sale scheduled for this afternoon was called off as a threatening crowd of farmers gathered about the courthouse today. Flattsburg, Mo. ( Sullen farmers who mauled four federal officers in forcing postponement of a foreclosure . sale here, abandoned Plattsburg In the night amid muttered talk of similar action at a sale ordered at Maysvillef-40 miles to the north, later today. Maysvllle was quiet in the dawn hours, but the hundreds of farmers in 'the throng that manhandled United States Marshal Henry Dillingham and three associates here left no doubt of their threats to be present and halt the sale, by force if necessary. Dillingham, seeking to sell the 320-acre farm of Sam Devilbiss to satisfy a $16,000 claim of a Newark, N. J., insurance Co., was held captive on the courthouse lawn here for three and one-half hours yesterday afternoon. . George Colbern, a federal court bailiff, who accompanied Dillingham, and two other officers, E. E. Fisher and Robert Pulliam, were bruised by the determined farmers who insisted they held no grudge against the government but were" angry at "those modern Shylocks," the loan companies. Struck by Cane Colbern was struck on the head by a cane wielded by an elaerly farmer, and his trousers were torn as members of the throng took his Turn to page 4 col. 5 Dingman Is Removed By Badger Officers Lincoln, Neb. m Elmer Ding-man, alias Earl Smith, wanted at Marshfield, Wis., in connection with the slaying of Policeman Fred Beell two years ago, was secretly removed from the Nebraska penitentiary here today by Wisconsin officers. . The party left immediately by airplane for an unannounced destination. Beell w. s slain in 1933 during a raid on a ITarshfield brewery by five men armed with shotguns. They stole $1,000 worth of beer stamps. Dingman completed a term in the Nebraska penitentiary for possession of a machine gun. It was reported after the plane had left that the officers would go by air to Iowa City and from that point to Wisconsin by automobile Albanian General Is Victim of Assassin Tirana, Albania CT The government announced today that Brigadier General Leon Gagliardi of the Albanian army was assassinated yesterday while vacationing. Subsequent riots in a resort near the capital were quickly suppressed by officials. Military authorities are now in charge, it was announced- Numerous plotters were arrested but the reasons for the attack on General Gagliardi were not known Beer Legislation Still Deadlocked Senate Kills Bill to Earmark Revenues for Aid to Schools Madison -HT .What to do with Wisconsin's , beer tax revenues, if the state had a tax, still was the big legislative problem today. : The senate yesterday voted 18 to 14 to kill another measure designed to re-enact the $1 tax and earmark the revenues, approaching $2,000,000 annually, for present statutory high school aids and for increased help to elementary schools. Action on the assembly bill was response to assembly action several months ago on the Carroll senate bill proposing that all beer tax money be used for increased high school aids. Explaining Senator Morley G. Kelly, (D), Fond du Lac, joined him as sponsor, Senator Philip Nelson, (R), Maple, offered an amendment, to his bill to raise revenues for old age pensions, mothers' pensions and school aids. The amendment eliminates the beer tax as an earmarked source of Revenue for these purposes and substitutes a gift tax and a provision for closing the "loopholes- in the income tax law. The senate passed the Hanzer bill providing that any new drug stores entering the business of serving food must partition their restaurant facilities from the remainder of their sWes. - A 52 to 33 vote brought assembly defeat of the Shenners bill to prohibit alienation of affection suits and similar litigation in the state. A vote to A refuse reconsideration clinched the defeat. Young Hobo Is Taken From Roosevelt Train Baltimore W Police pulled, 'a young hobo from President Roosevelt's train and held him at headquarters early today. Pennsylvania railroad police found him on a platform beneath the president's car as the train passed through here en route to Hyde Park, N. Y. He was booked at headquarters as Lloyd Whiteleather of Ripon, Calif. Police said be was young and of a quiet manner. Whiteleather was quoted as saying he boarded the president's train in Washington by mistake. Body to he Exhumed On Demand of Widow Milwaukee 7 In an ." effort to determine : cause of death at the hospital for the criminal insane at Waupun two years ago, the body of Thomas Osterman, 33, will be exhumed next week, Dr. F. F. Dollert said today. The widow, Mrs. Rose Osterman, charged her husband died from poison administered errone ously by a hospital attendent. Paris ' Powers at conference fear conflict Inevitable because of U duce's minimum demand of armed occupation of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa Troops and muni tions moved toward frontiers. . London Former officers of foreign army sought for service by agents of Ethiopia, " Rome Informed circles say Italy hopes to win approval by conference powers of its East African policy. Athens Greek press demands government protest to Italy for militarization of Dodecanese islands In the Aegean. Paris jPh-Emperor Haile Selassie tonight stated Ethiopia was willing to grant security to the Italian colonies on its borders, to give economic facilities and to make ec onomic; concessions to Italy, but would not accept military occupation. . Paris UP) Three men met today in a secret session which may result in the alteration of the map of Ethiopia and a change in the African empire's economic life. The men were Premier Laval of France, Baron Pompeo Aloisi of Italy, and Anthony .Eden of Great Britain. They conducted their talk in an ante-chamber in the foreign ministry where ' their countries, in .1928, signed - the Kellogg-Briand pact "outlawing war." , . Their avowed intention is to prevent war between Italy and Ethiopia.: -'v -'-'-:' i For a few. minutes, Robert G. Vansittart, British permanent ' foreign under-secretary, sat in on the conference but, for the remainder of the meeting, the three diplomats were alone. " ,-. .'; . A group of 12 other experts and secretaries sat outside the antechamber until an hour ; and a half had elapsed and they were all called in for lunch. ' ; . Continue Sessions After lunch. Premier Laval came out from the room alone and .said: "We have no declaration to make. We worked hard all morning and will continue throughout the afternoon."-- The three negotiations resumed their secret: talk. . Premier Mussolini's demand for Italian occupation of Ethiopia to Turn to page 4 col. 3 British Journalist Is Reported Murdered Pelping, China (3 Private unconfirmed messages from Kalgan, Chahar province, inner Mongolia, sid today that the body of Gareth Jones, British journalist seized for ransom by bandits July, 29, was found a few miles outside of Pao-chang, by troops pursuing bandits. Three bullet wounds were in the body. Indications were that he had been killed Aug. 12. The British embassy here had not been informed. Loans Rates Referendum r Plan Killed by Senate Madison (7) A joint resolution proposing a statewide referendum on the question of repealing s the law which permits small loans companies to charge an interest rate exceeding 10 per cent was killed by the senate today, 17 to 12. The reso lution, introduced by Assemblyman Busby, Milwaukee, proposed the referendum for April. The current interest rate approximates 18 per cent...... Bodies Found by- Signal Operator Near Point Barrow Alaska Corps Nation's Notables Of fer Tribute to Rogers and Post Vice President Garner Mourns Loss of Famous Cowboy Humorist Washington VP) Usually jolly Jack Garner had his head bowed today. His real friend, Will Rogers, was dead. "Awful badf was almost all he could say on hearing of the Alaska crash. Intimates of both knew how much this companionship of vice president and humorist meant for each. The annual Garner dinner to President Roosevelt never can be the same again without droll Will Rogers in his "old blue serge" to "lambast everybody." For Jack Garner his fellow-hater of dress suits Will was in his finest fettle at the January dinner each .year. :-v-;v-;. ;. -.- Around his fun-poking the dinner revolved on President Roosevelt's only social "night out" of the year, as guest of the vice-president on the Washington hotel roof, Jan. 29, 1934, and Jan. 17, 1935. To enjoy Rogers the more, the president ? each time lingered far past the hour he was supposed to go home, and Garner famed for Tetiring early-rstayed up until three in the morning! . . Speaker Byrns, incredulou at first, later said he had a premonition that trouble would come to Will Rogers on the Alaskan flight. "When I read he was going oh that long trip," he saidV "I ,told my wife 4I wish Will Rogers wouldn't do that.' I said he was liable to get killed." ' - ' ' ' V- Patrick J. Hurley, secretary of war in. the Hoover administration, friend of Rogers since: they were boys together in Oklahoma;, called him "one- of the cleanest; 'finest characters I have ever known. He was one of nature's noblemen. ROOSEVELT SHOCKED Hyde Park, N. Y. 5 President Roosevelt expressed the , shock of the nation today upon learning of the death of Will Rogers and Wiley Post whom he said were "outstanding Americans and will, be greatly missed." . Mr. Roosevelt was informed of the death Of his two distinguished Iriends ; by the Associated Press shortly after his arrival here from the White House. He made the statement: "I was shocked to hear of the tragedy which has taken Will Rogers and Wiley Post from us. Will was an old friend of mine, a humorist and philosopher beloved by all. I had the pleasure of greeting Mr. Post on his return from his round-the-world flight ; He leaves behind a splendid contribution to the science of aviation. Both were outstanding Americans and will be greatly missed." HOOVER STATEMENT Chicago VP) Former President Herbert Hoover today said the deaths of Wiley Post and Will Rogers were a "terrible shock" to him. "I have long known both of these fine Americans and have long been appreciative of their accomplishments," he said. "In origin and accomplishment they were typically American, with their careers appealing to everyone appreciative of the pioneer spirit. "They were great souls and I feel a sense of deep personal loss in their passing." More Intensive Campaign Against Jews Indicated in Crash of 50 Feet Fatal to Noted Actor-Humorist and World Flier Plane Torn Apart to Recover Post's Body From Water; Natives5 Story of Tragedy Revealed In Message ; Coast Guard Cutter Ordered to Return With Bodies Around'the-World Flights Resulted . Jn Fame for Post New York WHere are the aerial exploits of Wiley post, who with Will Rogers, film coinedian, was killed today in an airplane crash in "Alaska. ' With Harold Gatty, Post, flew " around the world in 8 days, 15 hours, and 51 minutes, in 1931. . In 1933, he made a solo 'round-the-world flight, in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49J minutes. : The following year, Post an- - nounced he would concentrate on the practical side of aviation. .He made , two sensational high altitude trips oven his home town of Bartlesville, .Ofkla., wearing a "super-charged suit" of his own design. ; . Post made - .four unsuccessful attempts to - make a transcontinental flight through the stratosphere. Each time he was forced down jon the way from Bur bank, Calif., to -New York, the last failure June 1, this year. . He used but one ship in all of his achievements the Winnie Mae. and as into Streicher Speech Berlin VP) A more intensive phase of. the nazi anti-Semitism drive was foreseen today for Germany on the basis of Julius Streich-ers denunciation of Jewry as the nation's racial economic betrayers. Most ruthless- of anti-Semites, Streicher whipped thousands of hearers to fervor when, in addresses before two mass meetings last night, he assailed Jews,, the foreign press, bolshevism and the Catholic baptism of Jews. All of these, he implied," were linked with an -anti-German plot t Despite the ballyhoo that preceded the speeches of the Nuroberg publisher of the anti-Semitic Der Stuermer and which led to fear of new outbreaks, bis visit was unattended by disorder. Jews, warned by their leaders, kept to their homes, while storm troops and police patrolled the streets until daylight The only open . resentment was shown by Americans, who were astounded by a direct reference to a member of the family of United States Ambassador William E. Dodd. Americans in the" audience expressed the opinion the remark "wouldn't go .unnoticed in diplomatic circles." Streicher, known as the czar of Franconia, was vigorously outspoken in his advocacy of "steps against the racial disgrace of mixed marriages" between Jews and Aryans. "We are proceeding into a great German future," he , said, "which will again save all humanity from the Jewish race." i v f : No specific plan for future Jewish restrictions was outlined by Streicher. V He spoke for two ' and a half hours in the Sportspalast, and then Turn to page 11 coL 7 Seattle - (AP) Death ended the aerial vacation ot Will Rogers, famed actor-humorist, and Wiley Post, noted round-the-world flier, when Post's plane crashed 15 miles south of Point Barrow in Arctic Alaska last night. Word of the tragedy was received here today by the United States Signal corps from Sergeant Stanley R. Morgan, opera tor at Point Barrow. Sergeant Morgan said the accident occured at 5 P. Alaska time (10 P. M. 0. S. T.) last night. "Post and Bogers crashed 1 5 miles south of here at S o'clock last night, Morgan reported to the signal corps. "Have recovered bodies and placed them in care Dr. Greist. Standing by oa anchorage hourly." A later message from Ser geant Morgan said the plane fell while only 50 feet in the air after . taking off near a small river. The following message was received by the Seattle office of the signal corps: "Navy runner reported plane, crashed 15 miles south of Barrow.. : , "Immediately hired fast launch proceeded to scene found plane . complete wreck, partially ; submerged two feet water. . "Recovered body of 'Rogeri then necessary tear ' plane apart extract body of Post from water. -v "Brought bodies to Barrow turned over to Dr. Greist, also salvaged personal effects which I am holding, , 'Advise relatives struct station fully procedure. "Natives camping small river 13 miles south here claim Post and Rogers landed, asked way to Barrow. "Taking off engine misfired on right bank while only 50 feet over water. "Plane out of control, crashed, tearing right wing off and toppling over, forcing engine back through body of plane. "Both apparently killed instantly. Both bodies bruised. "Post's wrist watch broken stopped at 8:18 p. m." I Dr, Henry W. Greist operates the Presbyterian hospital at Point Barrow, which is maintained primarily for the care of Eskimos. . Landed on Lake ' Post and Rogers left Fairbanks, in the interior of Alaska, yesterday in their pontoon equipped monoplane, but sat down on Harding lake, 50 miles away, to await better weath-er.v;;y,-' 4;,; ' ' j ;..;:.v- Dense fog, low clouds and rain were reported at Barrow at the time. No word had been received here today of weather conditions at Barrow, but fogs are frequent at this season when the warm sun has melted year around si ow and Ice to their lowest point. The coast guard headquarters at Washington, D. C, ordered the cutter Northland, which touched at Point Barrow yesterday in its annual visit, to return tc bring the bo dies back to Seattle; In Fairbanks a plane was available to fly to Point Barrow for the same purpose. Word of the tragic end of the jaunt which was to take Post and possibly Rogers to Siberia, where Post said he was going to hunt tigers, was telegraphed to the Post and Rogers families by the signal corps. - Roosevelt Informed ; As soon as word of the death' of the two men was received Presi dent Roosevelt, a good friend cf Rogers and Post, was informed by the Associated Press. Rogers had been especially anxi ous to get to Barrow, the smau settlement 11 miles from where Point Barrow juts into the Arctic ocean, for he wanted to chat with Phil Told Roosevelt Will Win Reelection Madison VPy Governor Philip LaFollette was back at the executive offices today' after a trip to Washington where he talked of public works and listened to opinions on President Roosevelt's chances for reelection next year. The governor said the information he ; received from various friends in the national capital was that the president would be reelected in 1936. . -' V Governor LaFollette did not reveal his own deductions from the information he obtained, however, and withheld any opinion as to the part the new Progressive party would play in the next campaign. The Wisconsin executive was in conference with President Roosevelt during the visityThe Progressive party was not ' discussed nor did the governor mention the Wisconsin senate's rejection on two occasions of : his $209,000,000 state works relief program, he said. The program caUed for federal aid of $100,000,000. ' Governor LaFollette said he was satisfied with the results of his quest for funds and approval of state WPA projects. Move Launched to Cut Tax on Oleomargarine Madison (fo A Progressive and a Democrat launched a move in the legislature today to reduce Wisconsin's recently imposed tax of 15 cents per pound on oleomargarine to the' former 6 cents levy. ? The bill was introduced in the assembly by Donald P. Ryan, (D), Milwaukee, and John Si eb (P), Racine. It would retain the 15 cent tax on any butter substitute containing foreign fats and oils but would rescind the higher tax which-was imposed in the present session by the Cashman law on all butter substitutes. The joint finance committee vot ed 7 to. 4 to recommend the bill for introduction. i EXPLOSION FATAL Fond da Lac (D Arnold Fenner, an apartment building superintendent, died late yesterday of injuries received when a soap sprayer exploded, the plunger fracturing his ribs and puncturing his lung. Turn to page 21 coL 4

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