Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on June 5, 1932 · 1
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Sunday, June 5, 1932
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THE WEATHER soN: Generally fair today iinri Monday; continued warm. MME EDITION - i 1 AFact-Rndingf ewspaper VOL. 140, NO. 65. 93rd Year. MADISON, SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 1932 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS n. 11 mm. IFDIj 1 (IS 0 ! - Ask Capital City Group Seeks New Proposal Mac Intyre to Demand Probe by Risser of Mortgage Executed on Hobbins Home S'Muriv State bank was In-mi make a new offer to pur- A , i ,;,- Hsset of ih defunct Capi-i i'v liank in a letter made pubs' samrdav night by Darrell D. v I'll ; c. chairman of the cred-' -ii' executive commiitee. t 'a Intyre ar.ounced also that S-lialf of the bank's 3,"00 cred- j is he will ask Hist. Atty. Fred ': or in include in his John Doe , ,(!!s,i!irin ot me uanK s auairs :u. I'l piiiy into the purchase and '.ro -ru of a .22,000 mortgage oi tifil Feb. 2ri against-the Hob-). n home mi (iilman street,- - ''! -'ai banking board Satur-a-krd by the creditors to i-i a -:S i lie mortgage. ' Vk Kent Proposal The i editors' request that the Se. i-'i'v stale bank submit a new t l !hv asets included a prof- ! ! nt 1he bank building "until i i n t ate as conditions warrant" ..i!.. a' which time the Security i'l'ik would have first option ..- ;:!( hacr. The prices would in :m! by a joint committee. A' i i.t re s letter, addressed to j t ..:;' K. Coleman, president of j s--. i "!: State bank, expressed j ' . i :i,rii!! t ee's regret that the 5 ' pnn ha-e offer "was not ' -i ii"ie serious consideration."' '!"''- IcMcr follows: I ( Iter Outlines Proposal - i nw-e tins of the executive !?. ''ee epresent Ing the 3 :' ' eiii '" of lite capital Cily bank ;n hM in my office Friday '. ; :u. June :!. 1 have been au- ; : . 1 1 .1 iw chairman of the said ; nii.iicf, to ask you to submit 1o , i'-'Ims and the state hanking j ?.) nifiu o! the state or v lscon- i, ,i - .."!) as possible, an offer for : ; ; -,i base of the assets of the i it ci bank and also make i; a rt'th'T proposition for Ihe i .'I 'i ,'ia i i . ri of our assets, and the ;.! ,: our bank building until : ii t;:!-' a conditions warrant i i" paS building for a rea- nnaii'e aii:. giving your institit- on -he fi -i opportunity to pur- a-p sa:.j btiiidtng at the end of i t-eiioii of - :ais for a price to be .'-iveil upon by a representative of or in -tit ion and one of the '-'iiiois' committee and both par-:o pi' U a third man if that ' is A uii your approval. Or you 1 submit any proposition that a; ma'. hae in mind in regard to ' liisno-ition of the bank build-Only Oiler Made i " ila'e von im ve been the only tt'itioi! that has shown a eon-m'ei-psi in the Capital City i matter and whereas your in- on w;i the only institution i -.s pver maile a bona fide offer :-:,fti;..e of the assets of the ' ! 1 t'ttv bank and as represen- of tiio :. i creditors of the a .'! city bank we are sorry "; offer at that time was --en more serious considera- Ibis request i made with "aniinons approval of the ex-- i run m it i op ' a too ( reditors are anxious 'he Capital City hank mat-- ;.',.-r.'t nf and we will appreci- " reply as qui kly as con- Rarrymore-Costello Clan Adds Son to Its Roster ' ANCKLKS (U.R) A new -iiber mined the Rarrymore-Cos-'"o'y and stage dynasty here .,: day when a son was born ''; es cnvtfiio, wife of John ir.ote excitedly announced mv a '-rival a' the Cood Samari-"! ' a). He said his wife and " ere in excellent condi- t; y mores already are the a t 'A o-year-old daughter. Rural Pupils Diph lomas at Field House ' "d- of Dane oiimty rural i'.ioi; vtil receive rl i p 1 o a i oinmencenient program n biren'a song festival in the "so.' oh houe at 2 p. m. P'oram will he broadcast A I H . slat ting at 2: 15 when '!''al children will present annual song festival which 't-oreri by the Dane County 11 'ration and the .Madison einh. ,,,f H n. Gordon of the uni-,v hnol of music will direct s,n2m8- Accompanists will be Offer Vote to Draft Ousted ' i I 11M X5 rRESlDEXT M0TER0 Chile Revolt Overthrows Government Former Ambassa dor to U. S. Takes Control; Four Die in Fight BtlLETIN VALPARAISO, Chile fU.R) 'Ihe na.y sent message to the revolutionary junta Saturday night announcing adherence to the new government. SANTIAGO, , Chile (U.R) The government of President. Juan Ksteban Montero was overthrown Saturday night by a military uprising. The president and his cabinet left LaMoneda, the presidential palace, and the revolutionary junta, led by Carlos Davila, former ambassador to Washington, took charge. The new government will be of a socialistic character. The overthrow was accomplished with almost no bloodshed after the rebel forces, backed by the air force, had threatened to storm the palace. ' The junta issued an ultimatum during the day, demanding Mon-tero's resignation. At. first it was refused and the loyal carabinero force showed signs of resistance. Four persons were killed in a disturbance in front ot the palace. Martial law was declared. Rebel airplanes flew over the city and the first revolutionary regiment started to march to the capital from their headquarters at (Continued on page 4. column 4) Father Reports 2 Men Choaked His Young Son Police Answer Call But Find Nobody "Two men have my little boy in a car and are choking him." Albert l.indquist phoned police Saturday night. The men seemed to be drunk, lie added. Motorcycle Officer Eric rsil-ton arrived at I.indqnist's home, 21 Waubesa street, a few minutes later hut could find neither the men nor Lindquist and his son. to Sing, Get Prof. Leon L. litis and Lois Freeman, music school senior. Two Dane county bands directed by Prof. John Mael are included in the program. The West high band will play in conjunction with the children's chorus. Health banners will.be awarded to the county schools carrying out the best health program during the year, pumpkin Hollow in eastern Dane county will receive a permanent banner for holding first place among the .state graded (Continued n pa column 2). Ev Se Political "Suicide" Pact Might Cure World's Ills, Frank Tells Farm Folk President Urges Moratorium on Petty Bickering, Partisan Interests, To Restore Stability A "political suicide pact" deliberately entered into by the political and economic leaders of the world would do more just now than any other single factor to bring order out of the present economic chaos, Pres. Glenn Frank of the University of Wisconsin told 2.000 farmers and their families here" Saturday. The address climaxed a busy and enjoyable day for the visitors at the annual Farm Folks' field day. Tours through the university farms and laboratories and observations on various methods of feeding were conducted. Homer C. White of the John Clay t and company commission firm. Chicago, spoke oi "The Beef Cattle Situation on the Chicago Market", and D. L. Svvanson of the Chicago Producers' association explained the contract feeding plan. An hour's concert by the university band preceded President Frank's address. The difficulties of the farmers, the president declared, can not be isolated from the general economic disorder. "We are passing through the valley of the shadow of economic death," he stated, "and the situation demands that we declare a moratorium on all petty political bickerings and amass the best brains and character the nation affords in this war on depression." The nation, he held, cannot afford to waste any time in the crucial weeks ahead on anything but 1he framing and deciding of a detailed program for the recovery and stabilization of the agricultural life of the state and nation. "We are not interested in stale catch-words and weatherbeaten slogans. We must have a program upon which we can act. Wore maueuverings for personal or party advantage become now a kind of social treason," Pres. Frank continued. Scientific research, better business management, cooperative marketing, and semi-industrialism of the farm output are not enough, in this period of emergency, he said. "We cannot now be content to go leisurely about the business or establishing sound long-time policies, but we must not permit (Continued on page 4 column 2) Fight Slated On Proposed Ordinances Council Committee Considers Restaurant, Milk Problems This Week By HENRY NOI L Two proposed ordinances which, it was indicated Saturday, will be bitterly attacked, are to be considered by the common council ordinance committee this week. One is aimed at restaurants operated in drug stores and in other business establishments and the other would repeal the ordinance under which if is unlawful to deliver milk in the city not pasteurized at dairy plants located within five miles of the Capitol square. Aid. A. C. Lindauer, committee chairman, has indicated that he will call a meeting for Tuesday night. With several other important measures pending in the committee he questions whether it will be possible to dispose of the milk and Testaurant ordinances in view of the fact .that public hearings will he demanded on each. It is possible that after a discussion of the two ordinances a special night will be set aside for. 'public hearings. A number of councilraen have indicated their willingness to vote for repeal of- the milk 'zone ordinance on condition that the standard of milks will not be lowered. It is feared by some aldermen that if the ordinance is repealed it will become necessary to increase the size of the health department staff as more dairy farms would have to be inspected. Aid. Sam Gallagher introduced (.Continued on page 4' column 6) cwrity ScSi Endorsed 111?: V Sv MAYOR SIHMEDE3IAN State G. O. P. Meeting May Bring 5,000 Republicans Move 'Biggest' Convention To U. W. Field House By MICHAEL GRIFFIN Confident that they are on the threshold of victory, Wisconsin regular republicans wjll gather in Madison Tuesday and Wednesday to hold their "best and biggest" state convention in many years. About 2.000 delegates and alternates are expected to be present besides at least 1,000 visitors. There are predictions that the total attendance may reach 5,000 and judging by hotel reservations this figure may not be far off. The convention will be held in the university field house in place of the old armory as was first intended. This will cut the expense because the field house is already equipped with loud speakers and the chairs are in place. Headquarters for delegates will be at the Hotel Loraine. They will register Tuesday morning and receive their badges. Madison women will be in charge of the .booths. A parade at 1 p. m. Tuesday will get the convention under way, Randolph Conners, Madison attorney who is in charge of arrangements, announced Saturday. The American Legion drum corps of Racine and Scherer's band of Madison will lead the parade which will form at the Hotel Loraine. The delegates and alternates will follow the bands around the square, down State street and thence to the field house. George L. Gilkey of Merrill, chairman . of the state executive (Continued on page 4 column 5) Ehringhaus, Morrison Lead in North Carolina RALEIGH. N. C (U.R) Returns from 171 out of 1,823 precincts in the democratic primary Saturday night gave John C. B. Ehringhaus almost a majority over his two opponents for governor, while Sen. Cameron "M. Morrison stayed slightly ahead of Robert R. Reynolds (wet) in the senatorial contest. A majority is necessary for nomination. . The vote: Governor: Ehringhaus S.8.12; Fountain 4,509; Maxwell 4,983. Senator: Morrison 7.978; Reynolds 6.103; Bowie 2,227; Grist 1,-331; Simmons "0. Two Men Killed as Plane Goes Into Tailspin, Burns ROBIXSDALE, Minn. (U.R) Two men were burned to death here Saturday when the airplane in which they were Tiding went into a tail spin, crashed 150 feet and burst into flames. The victims were Eddie Sterns, St. Paul, and Oscar Knutson, Minneapolis. X ;-'- - -iiiUMiiiiiiiTi - - - Bank medeman County Meet Backs Mayor For Governor Protests of Madison Executive Ignored at Democratic Gathering; 54 Delegates Named Despite his protests, Mayor A. G. Schmedeman was endorsed by Dane county dejnocrats Saturday night for the democratic nomination for governor at the state convention June 11 in Green Bay. Meeting in Judge S. B. Schein's courtroom, the democrats elected 54 delegates to the convention, endorsed the mayor and made tentative plans for a vigorous fight for assembly, state senate, congressional and county offices. They will meet June 14 in Madison to nominate candidates for these offices, and a contest is probable in each instance to 'arouse enthusiasm among the democrats. 192$ Vote Recalled ' When John McGonigle of Sun Prairie, secretary of the county democratic group, suggested that the meeting instruct its delegates to support Mayor Schmedeman for the gubernatorial nomination at the Green Bay convention, the mayor declared he would not run. McGonigle pointed out that as the democratic candidate in 1928 the mayor received a huge vote. "I think you will agree I made a great sacrifice in 1928," the mayor said. "I think I have done my duty to my party. I am not a candidate and I will not accept the nomination." His protests were ignored and with his own vote the only dissenting one he was endorsed and the delegates were instructed to support him. I'rges Active Campaign Miles C. Riley, Madison attorney, and chairman of the county committee for the last 10 years, presided at the meeting and urged Dane county democrats to start an active campaign to elect three assemblymen from the county and a state senator. He pointed out that Madison has been considered a (Continued on page 4 column 3) Last Viking Song Heard As Test' Ends Olson Tells Guests They Have Carried On Famed Traditions With the echoes of their Viking songs ringing over the four lakes 1,000 members ot the Norwegian Singers' association of America left during the night for their homes in seven middle western states and one Canadian province. During their three days here the Norwegian choral societies delighted Madison audiences with their pinging. Their international broadcast Friday noon brought messages of congratulation from all parts of the United States and from Europe. The Norse spirit prevailed throughout their 20th biennial sangerfest, both in their songs and their contacts with Madisonlans. Prof. Julius E. Olson, retiring association president, conveyed the impression the singers left in Madison 4n a fiery speech to the singers Saturday afternoon in the Hotel Loraine. "You have carried on the traditions of Ole Bull and Jenny Lind who brought the, recognition of Norwegian culture to a peak here. The Americans in Madison, in Wisconsin and throughout the nation have been impressed by your singing. It resounded with the songs of the Norwegian hills. You have made a profound impression during j'our sangerfest here," he declared. At the conclusion of their busi-(Continued on page 4 column 6) Broken-Hearted, Bachelor v Takes Own Life With Gas BELVIDERE, 111. (U.R) Police broke into the home of William Martin, 50, late Saturday and found him dead in a gas-filled bedroom. On a table lay a note in Martin's handwriting, bearing the words, "broken hearted." He was a bachelor. Noted Astronomer, Native Of Cottage Grove, Prays For Cell to Atone For Sin Scientists Would Save John Mellish From Paying For Wrong to Girl of 15 By RAY BLACK United PrcRa SI art Correspondent 1 ST. CHARLES, 111. A meek little man who as a boy discovered tour comets with a home-made telescope bent over a lens in his garage laboratory here Saturday, praying that penitentiary gates will open for him so he can do penance for wronging a 15-year-old girl. A guard stood beside him, ready to take him back to the jail a few miles away at Geneva when the day's work was done. Native of Dane Coanfy Meanwhile, leading astronomers of seven universities pressed their plea that John E. Mellish be saved for science. At 46, MellNh, a farm loy from Cottage Grove, Wis, is a sort of 20th century epitome of the genius of Roger Bacon and Rousseau, Gallileo and John Mnir. Although he never went to college, he is recognized as one of the leading astronomers and naturalists in the country. He has spent his life slaving 18 and 20 hours a day grinding telescope lenses or treading thi woods in search of a new bird or flower. I Must Io Penance "But I want to go to the penitentiary," . he said Saturday. "I tranegressed society's laws and 1 must do penance." Mellish pleaded guilty to the attack a year ago. Now State's Attorney George. D. Carbary and Circuit Judge John K. Newhall of Kane county are in a quandary as to what disposition to make of his case. "His hard work broke him down, I jelieve," said Dr. Edwin B. Frost, head of Yerkes observatory on Williams Bay, Wis., where Mellish spent six months as an assistant in his youth. Discovers Comets "He wrote to us when he was 21 and asked us the name of a comet he had sighted with a telescope he had made in the basement of his farm home, using his own chart 3 of the heavens. We told him there was no such comet. "That is how Mellish Comet No. 1 was discovered. Since then three more comets have been named after him as their discoverer. "We taught, him how to use our charts and maps. He knew only the mathematics he dug out of arithmetic books and high school algebras. "One of the reflecting lenses we ueo now in our 40-inch telescope was ground by this remarkable man." Answers an Ad Dr. Frost said Mellish knew nearly all the flowers that grow and that he was so ardent a bird lover that if he heard a bird call across a lake at night, he would strip off his clothes, hold them above his head and ewim across to look at the bird. The only romance of the scientist's life was a bizarre as his genius. Seventeen years ago he answered a personal notice that appeared in Chicago newspapers. It read: "Wanted: A perfect husband, one who wants the happiness not of a day but of a lifetime; who would receive the fullest pleasure in staying home at night talking to me and would be just as wrapped np in me as his work." Mellish answered the advertise- (Continued on page 4 column 1) G. O. P. Senators Meet Today To Talk Prohibition Discuss Party Plank, Watson Says (Copyright. IB.TA hy Vnited Pre WASHINGTON (U.R) A dozen or more republican senators, headed by Senate Floor Leader James E. Watson, will meet today to form a prohibition plank which, it is hoped, will he satisfactory to all factions within the party. The senators will confer with James A. Garfield, who is expected to be chairman of the resolutions committee at the national convention in Chicago. . Watson said he- understood the following senators would attend: Hiram Bingham. Conn.; Simeon D. Fess, also chairman of the republican national committee, Ohio; Felix Herbert, R. I.; Daniel O. Hastings, Del.; and Arthur R. Robinson, lnd. The republican floor leader made no mention of Sen. William E. Borah (repn., Idaho), who announced recently he would not attend the national convention. Borah is understood to be in. disagreement with President Hoover over the prohibition plank. f fyjs' - j v V m r I JOHN F..-MELLISH Senate Votes 10 Per Cent Salary Slash Goverment Employes' Incomes Under $1,000 Exempted; Vote 38 to 27 WASHINGTON (U.R) A 10 per cent salary cut which affects all federal employes from congressmen to janitors rode into the $238.-000,000 economy bill Saturday behind a solid phalanx of senators which swept aside amendment after amendment and allowed exemptions only for those workers receiving less than $1,000 a year. The vote on the pay cut was 3S t: 27. The estimated saving in the salary reductions is $110,000,000. Exemption of the lowest bracket of employes meant a loss of only $2,000,000 to the federal economy program which together with the billion dollar tax bill is expected to put the government once more on a "pay-as-you-go" basis. The exemption was written into the bill only after every other means of reducing the burden on Ihe low-salaried worker had failed. In rapid order the senate overwhelmed substitutes which would have enforced a graduated scale, rising to 20 of 25 per cent on the higher salaries, amendments which would have made flat exemptions of $2,500, $1,200 and $1,000 and one proposal to retain the 10 per cent cut in the lower salaries and raise it sharply as compensation increased. Backus Seen As Choice To Succeed Luse H. H. Thomas, Byron Steb-bins Also Mentioned In Washington By RUBY A. BLACK Uonrnnl WfmhiiiKon Correspondent 1 WASHINGTON Judge August C. Backus of Milwaukee may be a favored candidate for appointment as United States district judge for western Wisconsin, to succeed the late Judge Claude Z. Luse of Madison, it is rumored here. Judge Backus was associated with President Hoover in the German relief work. He always calls on the president when he is in Washington, and usually is a luncheon or dinner guest at the White (Continued on page 4 column 8) Meiklejohn Charges U. W. Brought Attacks On Self Dramatically asserting that the whole question of- whether free education can exist in a democracy was at the bottom of the experimental college's experience at Wisconsin, Dr. Alexander Meiklejohn, its chairman, denounced the attitude of the state and campus toward the now-ended college, at a final banquet for students and alumni Saturday night. "Throughout its five years of existence the experimental college was perpetually surrounded by an atmosphere of ignorant hostility from outsiders who knew I nothing about it," he said. Vet Marchers Battle Police, Railroad Men One Train Eludes Battalion at Cleveland After 14 Hour Siege of Yards; Communist Ousted BULLETIN -COLUMBUS, O. (U.R) In a telegram to the governors of four neighboring states, Gov. George White Saturday night offered transportation to their homes or to the state line to bonafide ex-seriice men in bonus marches, but called many of the groups now forming "totally irresponsible and a threat against law and order. Gov. White asked the governors of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana if they would cooperate with him in offering to furnish transportation to all bonus marchers who can prove by honorable discharge papers their right to such aid. BULLETIN" CLEVELAND, O. (U.R) The army of bonus marchers from Toledo. Detroit, and Cleveland, en route to the nation's capital to demand bonus legislation, broke camp Saturday night and resumed their trek from here on foot. IBy Inited Tress Violence today marked the progress of World war veterans swarming over the countryside in a ragtag, helter-skelter descent upon Washington for a cash bonus. Battalions of the peacetime armies were on the march in a score of states, without funds, food or shelter, the new soldiers of fortune kept determined faces turned to the east. The national headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars disowned the movement; the veterans paid no heed. American Legion officials frowned; new bands were called into being. Washington officials cried there were no accommodations; the marchers disorganized railroad traffic and pressed forward. Battle rolice The crusading units variously fought with police, outwitted railroad crews, ejected communist agitators, cajoled food and shelter, prayed for divine guidance and endured hunger and rain. The 1,200 who joined forces at Cleveland, O., went through a 24-hour cycle of events that left them threatening to split up into divisions bent on riding trains, and other divisions willing to hike. Cleveland veterans in the group finally dispersed to their homes. Blockade Broken The Cleveland "army" disorganized the Pennsylvania railroad freight yards and kept trains from moving for 14 hours. A number received thwacked skulls when police repulsed an attack upon the railroad round house. The blockade placed around the Pennsylvania yards was broken Saturday afternoon when a freight train of 55 cars moved out toward Pittsburgh. It was the first train to leave the yards since Friday, New York city's first bonus army, which left Union square and crossed over to Njew Jersey without paying ferry fares, ran into opposition from Jersey City police in the yards of the Jersey Central railroad. Tear Bombs Threatened The police threatened to use tear gas bombs, but railroad officials smoothed matters by providing day coaches to take the marchers to the Lincoln highway. Charges the communism had in- (Continued on page 4 column 7) Floods and Forest Fires Cause $1,000,000 Damage WINNIPEG. Man. (U.R) Floods and forest fires left Saturday night a toll of approximately a $1,000,000 damage in central Canada. A forest fire along a 30-mile front in the Bloodvein river watershed, 200 miles northeast of Winnipeg, drove all" wild animals ahead of it. Floods caused at least $500,000 damage atong Bow and Elbow rivers, near Calgary. "The university let loose thesa forces against us at the same time it established the college. "The university itself taught the state how to abuse an educational institution (referring to recent attacks) in it's treatment of the experimental college- which it created for purposes .of self criticism." " The audience of several hundred who had gathered for the last meeting of the college body listened with rapt attention as the man who conceived and carried out tms .(Continued on. page 4, column 4); .

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