Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on July 2, 1931 · 1
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Thursday, July 2, 1931
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HOME FINAL 3 Sections in This Edition f Wi VV IU VU ill 1 1 1 ol Ijk a ol 1 1 1 I hi I H U a yrol IS! I J L 1 LVv ftir VL JA I oiliKaoy I A Fact-RndingrNewsp aper IfME THE WEATHER Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Friday, fair with moderate temperature; light northwest winds. (Weather tables on page i) VOL. 138, NO. 92. 92nd Year. FINAL MARKETS MADISON, THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1931 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES PRICE THREE CENTS 1 u un rfAl ln 1M E(1(S)(1 1 Cheering Thousands Fete ash ful World Fliers, Weary from Record Hop B i i fx J 4 ' X m s i v. s .-. ir t J& . -. - ' f - :- fat- Showers Bring Relief; See End of Heat Wave Fair Skies, Moderate Temperatures Friday's Forecast; Seven More Victims Reported HOI RI.T TEMPER ATt'RKS WEDNESDAY 12 noon 1 p. m 2 p. m. .... 3 p. m 4 p. nt ... R p. m p. in. .... T p. m. .... 8 p. nt. .... 9 p. m 10 p. m. ... lip. m. . . 12 Midnight r 94 92 ftrt 9 91 H 78 75 75 74 74 TODAY 1 a. m 72 2 a. nt 72 3 a. m. .... 72 4 a. nt. .... 72 5 a. nt. .... 72 A a. nt. .... 73 7 a. nt. .... 74 8 a. nt 70 9 a. nt 70 10 a. nt. ... 70 11 it. m. ... SO JVoon Ml 1. p. nt. .... 80 2 1. in 81 central lress Teiepnoto i . 1 1 i i .. i ii t j t . . trol. and Harold (iatty in their plane Winnie Mae at l.ooseielt Field, X. at the end of its phenomenal iliffht. Helow, erowd, in darkening shadows of night, mills around plane as it lands. The intrepid lliers, makin? the world eirouit in nine days, cut 11 days from the previous mark. BuetowQuits; Donaghey to Come Back? Aviators Receive Tribute for Circling Globe in Eight Days, 16 Hours See Highway Commission Reorganization as Two Leave July 15 TV'. C. Buotow, state highway engineer, has resigned and there will be a thorough reorganization of the highway r oiumispion, it was learned today. Sir. Buetow's resignation becomes effective at the same time as that of Jerry Donahue, Sheboygan, member of the highway commission. Both leave the state service on July 3 5. The resignation of Mr. Buetow apparently oprns a way for the return of John 'J'. Donaghey to his old position on the highway commission, a.s engineer. Mr. Donaghey was fired from the highway commission at the start f tb Zimmerman a ri mirr ist ra t inn recently conic hark into state service as cmef engineer of the un employment commission. The investigation of the highway commission during the last session of the legislature was believed particularly aimed at Donaghey as a continuation of the old Zimmerman fight. Strong Zimmerman supporters were in the forefront in the probe based on the highway commission. The probe revealed little if anything and in fact Donaghey's name (Continued on page 4 column 3) Funeral Set Friday for Miss Conover Funeral services for Miss Edith Conover. SO, of :!30 Xorris court, daughter of O. M. Conover, one of the first University of Wisconsin professors, will be held Friday at 3 p. m. at the Flitch-Lawrence funeral home. The Rev. Alfred Swan will officiate and interment will be in Koresf Dill rfmtrv Death of Mj s Conover was due to the heat, acrordincr to Coroner William E. Campbell. BlI.lF.TIX PARIS (U.R Joseph Le-Brix, who had announced he would start for Tokio in the morninsr on an attempted iliaht around the world, postponed the start tonieht Iw-canse of had atmospheric conditions. NEW YORK (U.R) Two weary and rather bashful fliers, who had crashed all records for around the world travel, received a tumultuous reception today I from New York City. With only eight hours of sleep since completion of their eight clays. 15 hours and 51 minutes flight around the world, Wriley Post and Harold Catty, were aroused from their deep sleep this forenoon to receive the noisy, wholehearted acclaim of a city that thrilled ' to their air exploit. They were obviously tired this morning. During their hazardous flight they had snatched only about 1T hours sleep. They landed at Roosevelt field Wednesday night to the plaudits of thousands. It was 1 a. m. before titer could finally retire in their suite at the Ritz Carleton hotel. Shortly after 9 a. m. they were awakened. Post, the polit who sat at the controls on the history making flight, arose, shaved, dressed in the first fresh clothes he ha3 (Continued on page 4 column 1) Four Get 71 to Lead Open Golf Tourney Bobby Jones a Spectator as Leaders Shoot Par Rounds By L. S. CAMERON United Press Sports Editor INVERNESS GOLF CLUB. TOLEDO, O Eddie Williams. Cleveland, Charles Guest, Deal, N. J., Herman Barron, Porchester, N. Y. and Mortie Dutra, Long Beach, Cal.. were tied for the lead in the United States open golf chamion-ship today when half of the field had completed their first rounds. These four scored 71s for the initial 18 hole test over Inverness tricky and compact golf layout. Par for the course is 71. Al Esninosa. Chicago, followed with a 72. Next came Joe Turnesa, White Plans, N. Y., Bill Burke, Green-wich. Conn.. Frank Walsh, Chicago. Fred Robson. England and Mac Smith, all with 73s. - Tony Manero, Elmsford, N. Y., professional, scored a 74. Tommy Armour. Detroit, tournament favorite, had a 75, and Henry The eight-day heat wave, its back broken by a thunderstorm which brought comforting temperatures to Madison and tho middle-west today apparently was down and out for at least a few days. The official forecast for Madison and vicinity indicated continued cooler weather tonight, and fair skies with moderate temperatures Friday. Light northwest winds were expected to aid the tempor ary rout of the heat. Madison's maximum temperature for Wednesday was reached at 1 p. m. with 97 degrees. While near by cities were experiencing their first rainfall in more than a week during the afternoon, the mercury dropped here to 92 at 3 p. m., climbed four degrees in an hour, and then slipped continually from 4 p. m. until 1 a. m. 76 at 9 a. m. The night's " low of 92 was reached at that hour, holding there until between 5 and 6 this morning, when a slow climb started. While the thernjometer registered 76 at 9 a. m. today, this was 12 degrees lower than Wednesday's mark at the same time. At noon today, the temperature was only 80 15 degrees below Wednesday's mid-day mark. Several hours of rainfall, starting in the evening and accompanied by thunder and lightning, brought a total precipitation of one-fifth of an inch.- This brought the year's total to date to 10.49 inches, still more than five inches below the normal rainfall. Seven more names were added to the list of fatalities in the Madi-spji area Wednesday, bringing the total to 31. The additional victims were: Dr. Stephen M. Babcock, 87, 432 North Lake street. John Harold Ross, 28, near Monroe. John Weiner, 62, Marshall. (Continued on page 9 column 3) Four Children Shot as Cop Kills Dog Two Girls Seriously Wound ed as Bullets Ricochet in WestAllis (Continued on page 4 column 7) Slump, Drought t Teaching Cooperation, Taber Says The depression, the drought and the other ills which have beset this country in the last two years have one advantage, a sort of a by-product, because they have brought the people of the country closer together, L. J. Taber, Columbus, O., master of the National,Grange, told members of the Madison Rotary club this noon at the Hotel Lo-raine. Mr. Taber with Herman Ihde, Neenah, master of the state grange, was in Madison making arrangements for the 65th annual session of the National Grange which is to be held in November. "Agriculture's New Dy" was the: subject of Mr. Taber's address. He outlined seven steps necessary ,to rehabilitate agriculture. These are first, organization and education. Second, a sound land policy with land classified according to its forestry, grazing, mineral, irrigational, conservational( as well as food producing value.' Third, effective production, guided by intelligence and information, remembering that marketing begins when the seed is planted. Fourth, a better marketing system. The route between the producer and the consumer must be (Continued on page 4 column. 2) MILWAUKEE, (U.R) Four small children were wounded, two of them critically, when a West Allis policeman shot at a mad dog today and the bullets ricocheted from the sidewalk. Victims and their injuries are Josephine Aliota, 13, shot in the chest; Angeline Valenza, 9, abdominal wounds; Vincent Russo, 10, shot in the right thigh; and Vincent Radacago, 3, scalp wounds. A cry of "mad dog" brought Patrolman Henry Gillard to the WTest Allis residence section in 4 squad car. When he arrived the animal was running wild and chasing wom- j en and children to their. homes. The four children hit were among those frightened by the heat crazed beast. Gillard raised his shotgun and fired from the car. The dog was killed but scattering bullets glanced off the walk. Angeline and Josephine are in serious condition while the other two will recover, according to hospital attendants. Helen Jacobs Beaten in Wimbledon Match WIMBLEDON. Eng. (U.R) Miss Helen Jacobs, America's last survivor in the Wimbledon women's singles and favorite to win tho title, was eliminated in the semi final round today by Fraulein H. Krahwinkel, Germany's second ranking player, 10-8. 0-6. 6-4. Fraulein H. Krahwinkel's surprising victory over the American star assured Wimbledon of an al,1- German finals the first time ih history that any German woman has reached the championship round In the Wimbledon singles. Death Halts Dr. Babcock9s Experimentsin Gravitation, Carried on for 20 Years Scientist Was Nearing Solu-ion of Mystery, Nature of Energy Transfer, Colleagues Believe (Copyright. 1931, The Wisconsin State Jonrnal) Dr. Stephen M. Babcock was nearing a solution of tho mystery cf gravitation and the nature of energy in its transference through ether, when his sudden death Wednesday cut short, unfinished, the experiments the aged scientist had been conducting for 20 years, colleagues said this morning. Only recently had he succeeded, after two decades of patient labor, in obtaining the most nearly perfect vacuum to date in the 24 foot square box in his engineering building laboratory. Inside swung a pendulum, equipped with a sensitive electric temperature coupling, which told a strange story. At the top of the swing the pendulum was cooler than at the bot tom of its fall. Through the swing it grew warmer, perhaps a thou sandth of a degree warmer, as it fell to the bottom. Then as it rose on tho other side Its temperature fell again. Transfer of Enerfry Other, smaller pendulums were suspended to be free for motion at right angles to the large one. Once more the grey-haired doctor peered through the small round glass plate at the side of the box. The pin, cork, and other small pendulums were still on their respective wires. The largo pendulum swung downward. When it passed the small ones. In a vacuum, they moved slowly forward toward it. Those nearest the bottom of the large pendulum's sweep moved most. Here was a transfer of energy, indicated by heat, passing through ether. Newton's statement that the attraction of one body for another varies inversely with the square of the distance between them and directly with their mass, was a rule of thumb compared to what these discoveries promised if they could bo followed to their final answer. A rule accepted almost universal- ly by science since its utterance 200 years ago seemed about to topple for a better one. M. E. Diemer, university photographer, was called by the venerable experimenter and a motion picture of the box and its pendulums was taken. Worked at Own Expense There was still much to be done. It was commonplace in scientific circles to say that there was heat produced by energy. It was only one step to know that the pendulum released and apparently re-absorbed the energy which it showed in its downward fall. The nature of the transmission of this energy to the small pendulums seemed the key. The exact results, if there were any completed, will have to be gathered largely from the occasional assistants in the work, since the doctor seldom wrote up his work, and as it was being carried on at his own personal expense after other professors had expressed their opinions that he was pointing at an unattainable goal, there were r, x - 1 - , VS4 . it.' 'www a , St , 5 " IS Dr Stephen M : Babcock in .his laboratory al th$ University of Wisconsin ' 1 " 1 ' fc Colleagues, State and City Officials Mourn Babcock Suicide (Continued on page 4 column 6) City's Postal Receipts Again Show Increase A gain for the second successive month over business for the corresponding period in 1930 was reported today by Postmaster W. A. Devine. Sales of postage stamps and envelopes at the Madison post-office in June totaled $71,569.43, compared to $66,643.58 in June, 1930, an increase of $4,925.85. May receipts totaled about $6,000 in excess of sales for May, 1930. v 'v"v;v:v;v:-:w-::v:w v ' , A CLINTON SXEISLE ClintonSteinle Kills Self with Gun in Shops Clinton Steinle, 601 Elmside boulevard, secretary and treasurer of the Steinle Machine company, Inc., fatally wounded himself , with a gun this afternoon in the company shops, 135 Waubesa street.! World Has Suffered Irrepar able Loss in Man of Service, Greatness, Tributes Declare , Tributes to Dr. Stephen M Babcock, who died Wednesday night at his home, were paid to day by his colleagues , in the Uni versity of Wisconsin and by city and state officials. Mayor Schmedemans "Dr. Babcock's long life of service-and achievement will stand as his greatest memorial. In Madison he will be remembered not only as one of the foremost benefactors of humanity, but as a kind and generous citizen, loved by all who knew him and' honored by nien and women in every walk of life. Madison's sorrow at his death will be shared by the state and nation." Famed Man of Science Heat Victim at 87 Beloved U. W. Professoi; Succumbs During Night; Had Warned Heat J Would Take Life II. L. Enssell, former dean of the College of Agricnltore: , "Dr. Babcock was one of the finest characters It has ever been my privilege to know. As a man he represented the best that could be ii . He had shot himself just above (Continued on Page 4, Column 5) Ex-Sori-in-LawThrew Rocks, Ex - Papa -in-La xb Charges Godfrey Schunk, 74, Dane, former president of the Farmers bank at Waunakee, was arrested by Sheriff Fred T. Finn today on a warrant charging assault with Intent to do great bodily harm sworn out by his father-in-law, C. J. Mil-lett. Schunk was divorced by his wife several days ago In circuit court here, and the two men are said to have been involved in an argument over the decree. - Millett claims that Schunk attacked him during the argument and attempted to run over him with his car, not to speak of throwing rocks at him, the sheriff said. Schunk claims his father-in-law hit first. Schunk pleaded not guilty in superior court this morniai;, declar. ing to iludge S. B. Schein that he had not: struck Millett at all, but that the latter had hit him during an altercation, presumably with a sharpf instrument. He Quoted Millett as telling him that TWell, we got some of your moner and we'll get some more." Scmmk, who runs a furniture store (in Dane, said that after a short quarrel, in which he told Milletfc to return some sheet-iron the latter had used, his father-in-law hib, him and ran away. - Millett, who is about ' 65. "told Carl Christianson. assistant district attorney, that Schunk. who la small and slender, had knocked him down and thrown rocks at him. He brought in a rock to prove it, according to the assistant district attorney. Obituary Written . Thousands of Times Dr. Stephen M. Babcock had more obituaries written about him than any other living man. For many years the University of Wisconsin classes In journalism used him for an example in the study of writing obituaries, and every student who completed the course in reporting wrote an obituary about him. Dr. Babcock, of course, knew this,' and it was a constant source of amusement to him. found. Always . sympathetic and kind in his relations with others, he was most helpful to those with whom he had any contacts. As is so often the case with, the really great mind, his unassuming modesty was a dominant expression of his character. . ; .". , "As a scientific leader and teacher, he stood with but few peers either in America or Europe. Invariably he approached every scientific question absolutely without bias. Regardless of what some previous authority may have said, Bab cock's judgment was' always (Continued on page 4 column 3) Collections Monday Since the Fourth of July falls on Saturday this week, regular Saturday collections by Wisconsin State. Journal carriers will be made next Monday morning. Dr. Stephen Moulton Babcock, world famous Inventor of the process for testing the butter fat content of milk, died Wednesday night at his home, 432 North Lake street, in his 88th year. Dr.' Babcock had suffered during the prolonged hot weather and Wednesday complained to friends that he did not believe he could stand the heat much longer. He was found lying on the living room floor this morning by Mrs. John F. Haussmann, 438 North Lake street, a neighbor. He had died some time during the night and had fallen from his chair. Died in Evening Mrs. Haussmann summoned Mrs. E. L. Eaton, 428 North Lake street, who with Mrs. Haussmann had been watching Dr. Babcock during the heat wave, fearing that he might become ill. Mrs. Haussmann had been calling on him every morning to see that he was well. This morning she found the door unlatched, Dr. Babcock apparently having died early In the evening. After a walk Wednesday night in the intense heat Dr. Babcock remarked: MIf this heat doesn't let up I am afraid you'll have to send for the undertaker for me." After Mrs. Hausmann and Mrs. Eaton found the body, they telephoned to 'Dr.-.W. T. Lindsay and Prof. E. B. Hart, two ot Dr. Babcock's best friends. The body was removed to tht Fitch-Lawrence Funeral home. Dr. Babcock kept house all alone dispite his advanced age. He maintained a garden and drove his own automobile. This year he and his test were the subject of the first talking movie made by the U. S. department of agriculture. Dr. Babcock's only brother lives in Santiago, Calif. Myron and Al-mon Crandall, two brothers of his wife, reside at West Winfield, N. Y, Sites Sunday Funeral services for Dr. Babcock will be held at 4 p. m. Sunday in the rotunda of the state historical library. The Rev. Alfred W. Swan will give the reading and prayer while D. E. A. Birge, president emeritus ot the university, will review Dr. Babcock's career. President Glenn Frank will pay a tribute on the behalf of the university. The Rev. Swan will deliver the benediction. The only floral decorations at the services will be ferns and two large vases of hollyhocks. Pall bearers will be Dean H. I Russell, Prof. L. R. Jones, Prof. E. H. Farrington, L. W. Hanks, Prof, E. B. Hart and Prof. E. R. Maurer. Test Not Patented It was in 1890 that Dr. Babcock perfected his milk test which has meant millions of dollars to the dairyman by saving the loss of butter fat in the process of separating cream. Its bigger value, however, lies In the fact that it furnishes data for improving dairy stock by indicating which animals should be weeded out to Improve the herd. The last line of the announcement that the milk test was perfected read: "The test Is not patented." Thus did Dr. Babcock give to thei world the benefits of his researches, but if he ignored the fortune his invention would have assured, he gained enduring fame. Dr. Babcock was born at Bridge-water, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1843, the son of Peleg and Cornelia Babcock. He was graduated from Tufts college with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1S66 and he later studied at Cornell university and the University of Gottingen in Germany. Studied In Germany ; Even in college days Dr. Babcock inclined toward a study of milk lactology, scientists woul say as a subject worthy of his life's work. After his studies in Germany, he returned to Cornell as instructor in chemistry and was chemist for tha New York state experiment station until he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin in 1887 as professor of . agricultural chemistry. Spent Tearg in Study When Dr. Babcock began hts studies at Wisconsin, no means had been developed to determine the richness of milk nor the losses that occurred in manufacturing butter and cheese. After years of study, he con cluded that sulphuric acid would dissolve all solid in milk, except the fat from which butter is made. A mechanical device producing rapid centrifugal force would then separate the fats from the other elements. With these principles as the basis, he invented in 18ty,. the famous milk test which bears Continued on page 4 column H

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