Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on December 28, 1938 · 2
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1 ' Page Two Pelleas and Etarre," which in turn preceded "Friendship Village." Published in 1908, this volume was supplemented during the next decade by '"Friendship Village ! Love Stories" and "Peace in Friendship Village." Otruer works antedating "Miss Lulu Belt" were "Mothers to Men." "Heart's Kindred," "Birth," "A Daughter of Tomorrow" and "When I was a Little Girl." And subsequent volumes, including verse as well as fiction and dramas, have been "A Preface to Life," "The Man at Red Barns," "Bridal Pond." "The Secret Way." "Yellow Gentians and Blue," "Faint Perfume," "Old Fashioned Tales," "Portage, Wis., and Other Essays." And among her most rrcent were "Papa La Fleur," published in 1933, and "Light Women," in 1937. Miss Gale had planned to write a book based in part upon a recent trip to Japan, and had said in interviews that she hoped some day to attempt an autobiography. Her last book, "Frank Miller of Mission Inn," was her only biographical volume. She attributed her success as a writer to her parents. "I should say," she once wrote, "that the consistent and even urgent encouragement of my parents to follow my line of strongest tendency was the greatest factor." Chances Writing Style In comparatively recent years, Miss Gale had changed her style of writing, portraying her characters without sentimentality or propaganda, explaining, as her reason. "In the elder style of writing I believe that writers have allow ed too much sentiment and propaganda in the use of characters." During her long literary career Miss Gale made frequent trips to New York, California and elsewhere, but her home remained in Portage. Asked why she preferred her small town home to a residence in New York which she might easily have afforded, she told her visitor, "I have my river." She traveled far, but always returned to her quiet home town nestling in the valley where Indians once portaged their canoes and came to trade furs. Portage recently was designated by the United States government as a "typical small American community and it rated Zona Gale as its "first citizen." Many of her hours were spent in attempting to preserve the natural scenic beauty of her home state. Recently she had led a campaign to save a huge black oak tree which was growing on the site of the new school building. Her appeal for pennies to save the tree was directed at school children who contributed generously Mi?s Gale, in recognition of her attainments, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Wisconsin in 1929 and also received honors from Rollins college. Winter Park, Fla., and Woos-ter college. Marries in 1928 Slight of figure, brown haired, dark eyed and attractive, Miss Gale passed up romance until middle age, when, on June 12, 1928, she became the wife of William Llywelyn Breese, Portage banker and manufacturer. A Progressive in politics, Miss Gale was an early supporter of the elder Robert M. La Follette, taking the stump at times to aid in his campaigns. Her only breach with the younger generation of La Fol-lettes occurred when Glenn Frank, with whom she was closely associated as a member of the university board of regents from 1923 to 1929, was ousted from the university presidency. As a regent, Miss Gale had taken a stand in opposition to acceptance by the university of gifts from the Rockefeller foundation and other "incorporated educational endowments." A pacifist in days when pacifism called for courage, Miss Gale consistently opposed military training as part of college curricula. She was a director of the Women's International League for Peace. She also served on the executive committee of the American Union Against Militarism; was a member of the Women's Peace society, founded by Mrs. Henry Villard: and of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Always interested in young people of talent, she became their benefactor in 1922 when she established a series of Zona Gale scholarships which provided funds to aid in the education of students particularly manifesting creative ability. She was also interested in all movements to create better understanding between white and colored people and was outspokenly opposed to racial prejudice in all forms. Besides serving six years on the state university faculty she was also, for several years, a member of the Wisconsin Free Library commission. ' Recovery' Rogers! Wonder If His Just Around the Corner? SHENANDOAH, la (INS) Newly-born "Franklin Delano Roosevelt Recession Rogers" took the spotlight today from his older brother, "Herbert Hoover Depression Rogers" in the Rogers family in Shenandoah. "Recession" is the newest addition to the John Rogers household, and has just been christened. Both of the statesman-economic titles were applied by Dr. J. D. Kerlin, attending physician at both births. And Beneath It All One Could See the Cunning oi Nazis PANAMA (U.R The official air mail stationery of the Pan-American conference In Lima bears the watermark "Made in Germany," it was noted here today. Wisconsin On Her Honeymoon f (f wiV,' III: It t h , h? fx: &r3 HPl , If - Miss Gale and her husband, William L. Breese, on their honeymoon at Ashville, N. C, in June, 1928. Zona Gale's Brough t$3And Joy Zona Gale encountered many trials and tribulations before she won success as a writer. The files of Fred L. Holmes, Madison newspaper man and attorney, contain an interview which intimately describes her early experiences and her start in the profession. "A short story I first submitted at 16 it was called 'Both'," she said, "was 3.000 words long and I was paid S3 for it by the Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin. I had just entered the University of Wisconsin, 40 miles from home, but I traveled 40 miles to show the check to my mother and went back in two hours. "Excepting in the Milwaukee and Madison and Wisconsin university papers and one or two magazines, I never had a story accepted until 1903. In 1911 the Delineator gave a first prize of $2,000 for a short story, The Ancient Dawn." Her first days as a "cub" reporter, she revealed, left an indelible impression of hardships to overcome. "I began newspaper work on the Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin which accepted the first story of mine, and I secured a position by attrition." she explained. "I pre sented myself at the desk of the city editor each morning but w ith J the intense wish that the elevator which took me up would turn out to be the elevator taking me down again. "At the end of two weeks the city editor let me write about a flower show. I have never put such emotion into anything else that I have written. I was another month in getting on the staff." It was the same thing all over again when she went to New York in 1901, with a feeling that a : broader field of opportunity was beckoning, Miss Gale said. She was refused a position on nearly every New York paper, and then went to the World to persist, as she always had persisted, until success came. Every morning she made out a list of suggestions for stories she might write that day. Finally the editor placed her on an assignment and then another than on the regular staff. Not for an instant did she take her trials and disappointments to heart. "All of this was so largely sheer adventure and pioneering that none of it now seems to me to have been either will or purpose," she explained, "but pure delight." A letter in the Holmes files discloses another secret the first story Zona Gale ever wrote was printed. "I printed it myself in pencil, for it was before I could write," she explained. "And the story appeared in a book. I made this book, of manila paper, bound with ribbon." Zona Gale Explains Power of 'Old Bob' One of those who paid tribute to the late Sen. Robert M. La Fol. lette at his funeral services in the state capitol on June 22, 1925, was Zona Gale, who had supported him, stumped for him, and written for him during his political campaigns. In a statement published after his death, she said, in part: "The miracle of his power lay in the fact that in some clairvoyant fashion he understood the value of human life above that of every commodity, understood, too, the pathos and the passion of its heroic climb. It is women who have always known this value best. But they have been inarticulate. . . "Senator La Felette had a woman's sense of the value of human life and a man's power to make clear to the people the issues which indirectly affect human life and affect its chance to improve." E. Main Bridge to Be Steensland's Detour Route East Main st. bridge over the Yahara river will be used as a detour when it becomes neces sary to close Steensland bridge on E. Washington ave. for improvements which began today. It is likely that the bridge will not be closed until spring. The city engineer's office said today that First Story Gala Night for City, Zona Gale The night of Dec. 5, 1921, was a big occasion in the life of Madison and Zona Gale. On that night the New Tark-way theater, formerly the Fuller Opera house, was formally opened after extensive remodeling and the play was "Miss Lulu Bett," Miss Gale's most famous work, which had won her the Pulitzer prize earlier that year. A large audience filled the theater and at the end of the second act an insistent demand arose for appearance of the author on the stage. Miss Gale was escorted to the stage by John Thorn, a member of the cast, after the star, Carol Mc-Comas, had made a speech declaring the audience, of course, wanted to see Miss Gale. Miss Gale responded with a brief talk, expressing appreciation for the tribute from her "home folks and neighbors," but insisted upon placing herself in the background. She had been taught at the university that "the play's the thing," she explained, and she paid glowing tribute to Miss McComas. Large delegations of Portage and Baraboo residents were in the audience. The play, briefly, depicted the life of Lulu Bett, a family drudge whose sole mission in life seemed to be to cook and wash dishes in the home of her married sister in a small western town. - - The - entire play revolved upon life in the middlewest. Into Lulu Bett's cheerless life came marriage as an apparent escape from a drab existence, but it developed into her great tragedy until release came through patient, enduring heroism. Frank Ouster Attacked by Zona Gale Long a supporter of the La j Follettes, father and sons, and a j follower of the "Progressive cause," Zona Gale Breese parted ways with "the capitol" over the removal of Glenn Frank as president of the University of Wisconsin in March, 1936. In a letter to The State Journal, she took the position that Wisconsin is strong enough to hold both Dr. Frank and Gov. La Follette, its "two most brilliant and outstanding and valuable citizens." As a member of the regents committee of three which brought Frank to the university presidency, she stated a fervent belief that "a time can never come in Wisconsin in which the capitol shall dictate anything at all to the university beyond the constitutional privilege of appointing its regents and of supplying its state support." "I for one, have been a Progressive for many years," she wrote, "feeling that one of the great forces for social education in America is the Wisconsin Progressive movement: and if ever I should know that the capitol had ! most conspicuous young writers said to some of the university j of today. While trained in the old-governing body that the univer- er traditions of writing herself, suy must change Its president. I should wonder what is happening to the Wisconsin Progressive idea." 'Big Four' to Meet Again? BERLIN (U.R) Nazi political sources reported today . . . without confirmation . . . that Europe's "big four" would meet again early in 1939 in an effort to iron out all differences including the French and Italian conflict in the Mediterranean. the bridge probably would re- main closed only a month. Ever since E. Main st. has been close alongside the Gisholt Machine co. plant E. Main bridge has not been used much by vehicles. The street was vacated when the Gisholt expanded its plant. THE WISCONSIN Friends Pay Tribute to Writer PROF. WILLIAM ELLERY LEONARD "I lose one of the oldest friends since I came west in 1906. I remember many a hillside talk on political life, and education. As to her literary work I always thought 'Miss Lulu Bett was one of the most brilliant and original and powerful studies in realism, with economy of art. 'Birth' had a good deal of the same power and I wish she had done more in that genre. But I think at this moment more of the loss of a personal friend that the loss to American letters. She was always close to me with understanding when I most needed it, from the beginning to the end." o ADA JAMES, Richland Center, social work leader "Tonight those of us who have tuned in on the news have heard what we most dreaded to know - that death has taken Zona Gale. She" was so closely allied with the spir itual that the transition was slight and we scarcely shall be conscious of her death. Zona Gale did not belong to a war torn world. Her influence for peace and good will lives on. That in no way will affect our love for her or her love for humanity." o o FRED L. HOLMES "Zona Gale lived the life she likewise made beautiful in the fictional stories that have made her so beloved as a novelist. She had no sordid trash or sullied wares to offer her readership. There was something of life's grand purpose in her paragraphs; touches of exalted honor In all she wrote. She saw nature in the light of love, truth and virtue. "She was a beacon from which all the world caught flashes that made all men lift their eyes to broader, purer, clearer horizons." o o o JOHN CALLAHAN, state superintendent of public instruction and ex-officio member of the university board of regents "Miss Gale was one of our greatest women writers. She was an exceptionally good member of the board of regents and a delightful character to visit with at any time. She will be missed." o MRS. GLENN FRANK "I think she was the grandest person that ever lived. We're Just heartbroken." A. O. BARTON, Dane county register of deeds and Madison newspaperman in days when Miss Gale's career was budding "Two evenings associated with recollections of Zona Gale stand out in my memory, one spent in her home at Portage and one when she read from her writings at a reception given for her at the executive residence some years ago by Gov. and Mrs. Blaine. "Miss Gale added immensely to the charm of her stories by her delicious rendering of them. In fact, the devotion of her following, among those who knew her, was due almost as much to her own charm as to that of her stories, for Ztona Gale was herself a poem, a woman oi rare beauty, who grew in graciousness and charm as the years went by. "In the university she was a serious student, of somewhat abstracted air, and while a general favorite she was not active in its social life. ". . . the common ranks . . ." coming from the common ranks herself, Miss Gale's sympathies were ever with the less fortunate. She had a fine family loyalty. Her father was a railroad engineer and in one of her stories she recalls what music it was to her and her mother to hear the whistle of her father's train as he came past the house at night at the end of the day's run. "Her mother grew up at Mid dleton Junction, Dane county, where as girl she was the or ganist in the little white church still standing. Interestingly too, her mother was a girlhood friend of Flavia Camp, the Black Earth girl who became the mother of Dorothy Canfield, also a famous novelist, now living in Vermont Many Charities "Her charities were many and a large part of them unobstru sive. She gave freely of her means to aid friends and wrote numerous letters to governors and others in prominent and influential po sitions in behalf of ambitious and deserving young people "She was the friend of every struggling young author, one of her proteges being the late Mar-jery Latimer, of her own city of Portage, a strangely gifted and most promising writer who died untimely some years ago. Her scholarships at the university helped to develop many of the sne was responsive to tne "renascence" spirit that came into American letters since 1912 and which has been so strikingly exemplified in Zona Gale scholars at Wisconsin. "Marked with a fine characterization. Zona Gale's humor was nevertheless kindly; she never lost her touch with the common people,, their economies, their neighborliness, their provincial virtues. She glorified the common things of life. At least one of her guiding rules seemed to be: Take not away the summer's questing wings; But rather let them lift prosaic things." o o MISS ETHEL ROCKWELL. assistant professor of speech and chief of the bureau of dramatic activities. University of Wiscon sin extension division "I had been fearful ever since I heard STATE JOURNAL An Older Portrait An earlier picture of Miss Cale, taken about 20 years ago. 'She Was Supremely Great Frank's Tribute By GLENN FRANK Zona Gale Breese was a su- premely great woman. Her exquisitely sensitive spirit, housed in a fragile body, had in it the strength of marching armies. There was a Joan of Arc quality about her that would have enabled her to lead a people in the white passion of a great human cause. But one had to know her in moments when some profound crisis of conviction swept over her to realize this strength that was hers. More than anyone I have known in my lifetime, she combined mil itant convictions with a godlike tolerance for the judgments of others. Her mind pierced through appearance to essence always. There was about her a rare intui tive quality that seemed to cut across the laborious processes of research and go directly to the heart of reality in any problem she touched. She was loyalty Incarnate. With her, friendship was a holy thing like love or religion. But her ultimate loyalty was to truth, to justice, to sincerity. She was capable of scrapping the loyalty of a lifetime to a friend or to a cause if that loyalty was betrayed by deceit, injustice, or a manifest breach of sincerity. She was unmoved by consider ations of place, power, or prestige. Her heart went out to the low ly, the unprivileged, and those to whom the community never gave the warmth of its attention. She was let me say it again a supremely great woman, witn a greatness that did not depend on any external trappings or recognitions. My wife and I are wounded in our hearts by her going. SHANGHAI (U.R) Tang (Wild Dog) Sung-Lin was reported in complete control of Chenkawan village, in Pootung province, to day, holding his own mother pris oner for ransom. Tang and "gangster friends" were said to have kidnaped his mother on his sister's weddvng cay because she had refused to share her wedding gifts with him. The kidnapers then burned the mother's home. Japanese troops were gomg to the mother's rescue. that Miss Gale was ill, and in her death I feel as though we had lost one of the best friends in the professional life of this state. "She was considered one of the first to develop the one act play for us in folk-drama form. Her 'Neighbors' and William Ellery Leonard's 'Glory of the Morning' came out at about the same time and were really the beginning of great drama in the United States. "She also was one of the earliest to help organize the Little Theater movement in Amrica. "Miss Gale was the first president of the Wisconsin Dramatic guild when it was organized 12 years ago and has been its honorary president ever since. We had hoped to honor her specially at our guild festival March 26, but now we will have to substitute some sort of an in memoriam feature." o o - JOHN J. HANNAN, president, state board of control "I knew Zona Gale when she first came to Milwaukee, as a young girl reporter for the Evening Wisconsin. She was doing mostly women's clubs . and other women's acitivi-ties, and I recall her as a very charming, sweet little person, very popular with all the men in the newspaper business r-not only those on the staff of the Evening Wisconsin but others. in the profession. "At that time I represented the Chicago Tribune and I recall there was a national convention of women's clubs which they wanted covered. It was held in the old Exposition building. I had to get some one to help me cover it and I knew Zona Gale did that kind of work so I engaged her to assist me. She did it very well; wrote good stories and covered the convention completely. "She was really an efficient newspaper woman. Even at that time some of her stories were appearing in the Evening Wisconsin and I recall it was about that time when she began to submit fiction manuscripts to the magazines." Madison in 'First Lady' Voices Her Regret WASHINGTON Friends of Zona Gale Breese in the capital mournedher death today as a loss to Wisconsin and to the nation. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, when Rhe learned of Miss Gale's death, said: "Everyone will deeply regret the passing of Zona Gale, who both as a person and as a writer has meant much to those who knew her." Mrs. Roosevelt likewise telegrapher her sympathy to W, L. Breese, Miss Gale's husband. Mrs. Roosevelt met Miss Gale for the first time on her October visit to Wisconsin, and wrote of her joy in knowing her. As a result of the meeting of these two women in Green Bay, a young National Youth Administration worker obtained a commission to decorate a room in Miss Gale's home with a carved wood friez. John Lasher, state NYA administrator, showed the two famous women a "Depression Madonna" and "The Master," which T. A. Gabrielson had carved out of logs of oak firewood he picked up on the NYA project on which he worked. The "Depression Madonna" depicts a gaunt young woman with a baby in her arms, while "The Master" is a huge grasshopper eating an ear of wheat. Mrs. Roosevelt was so impressed by the ability of the hitherto unknown wood carver that she asked that the two pieces be sent to the painting and sculpture division of the treasury for evaluation of their art worth, while Miss Gale commissioned the youth to decorate her home and asked him also to reproduce the "Depression Madonna." George Middleton. playwright husband of Fola La Follette, said: "Not only did I consider her one of the finest figures in the contemporary literary world, but she was a grand and gracious lady, with one of the finest spirits I ever met anywhere. She was active in the affairs of the authors league, and all authors owe her a great debt of gratitude for her helpful cooperation." Miss La Follette herself was too greatly affected by the death of her intimate friend to talk. Middleton recalled that one of Zona Gale's first assignments as a newspaper reporter was to in terview the late Mrs. Robert M. La Follette. Sr. Mrs. William Kittle, formerly of Madison, now chairman of the District of Columbia minimum wage board, said: "I felt a pang of grief when I heard of her death. While I didn't know her very well, anybody who lived in Wisconsin felt a kinship with her. She belonged to Wisconsin. She not only loved Wisconsin, but breathed Wisconsin. Its spirit was her spirit." Christmas Car Toll Ruins Safety Record A 12-month record for lowering traffic fatalities in Wisconsin was broken today, the state highway commission reported. Every month since December, 1937, the state has seen a decrease of traffic deaths Irom the corresponding month of the preceding year. Christmas holiday killings on the highways this year, however, sent the December toll mounting high. In 28 days, 68 persons have suffered fatal injuries. Dairy Group Launches Advertising Fund Drive The Wisconsin dairy industries assn. today launched a campaign for $100,000 to inaugurate a three year national advertising program to increase consumption of dairy products. Contracts for a 50 cent contribution per 1,000 pounds of butter- fat, said Bryce S. Landt, Wiscon sin Dells, association chairman, have been distributed. The $100,000 goal has been set as the minimum to be signed up before the contracts become effec- Parolee Sent Back for 8 Years Revocation of the parole of Ed ward Joel, 26, Wonewoc, released from Green Bay reformatory with eight years unserved, was ordered here Tuesday as the result of his part in the burglary of the Hoppe clothing store, Baraboo, the night of Dec. 11. Joel was arrested in Lodi five days later, after Sauk county authorities had identified him as the man who looted the store and then had disarmed Patrolman Ray Wallace, Baraboo, when the latter surprised him. Joel pleaded guilty at preliminary hearing before Justice Adolph Andro in Baraboo to charges of burglary and resisting an officer. He was to have faced trial in circuit court here Tuesday. Dist. Atty. John Rouse of Sauk county, and Circuit Judge Alvin C. Reis decided at conference here Tuesday they would hold the two charges open and revoke Joel's parole granted in 1937. He had been sentenced to four to 14 years after robbing a filling station near Wisconsin Dells. He will be ineligible for parole this time. Sauk county authorities traced him to Lodi after the Hoppe bug-la ry upon the strength of a description given by Wallace, and Joel's remark to Wallace during the burglary that he was a pa rolee. The description was given to the state parole office here, and Joel was identified. A conference in the Hoppe burg lary, Eugene Bailozor, 26, Milwaur kee, faces similar action on a charge of aiding and abetting in the burglary. He also is a Green Bay parolee, and probably will be sent back to finish a car theft charge which has more than four years to run. County Officials to Be Inaugurated Saturday, 1 1 A. M. Dane county candidates victorious in the November elections will be sworn into office at inaugural ceremonies to be held Saturday morning, County Clerk Austin N Johnson announced today. The ceremony will be held at 11 a. m. in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Alvin C. Reis, who will swear in the officers. Three new faces, those of Nor-ris E. Maloney, district attorney-elect; Edward "A c e" Fischer, sheriff-elect, and Wayne Fisher, coroner-elect, will appear. Five others, Myrtle L. Hansen, clerk of circuit court; Albert O. Barton, register of deeds; Andrew Dahlen, surveyor; Clarence L. Femrite, county treasurer, and Johnson, were returned to office. State Asks Rehearing in Campbell Suit Request has been filed by the attorney general's office with the Wisconsin supreme court for a rehearing in the action begun by the Campbell Dollar Store co. to recover $204.78 paid as taxes under the 1933 chain store tax law, invalidated by the Wisconsin supreme court in a decision rendered June 4, 1935. The importance of the case lies in the number of other repayments dependent on the judgment in the Campbell case. The total of the refunds if the judgment stands will amount to no small sum. The tax was paid prior to the law having been declared invalid and that ruling sustained by the United States Supreme court handed down Oct. 21, 1935, declining to review the Wisconsin supreme court judgment. Action was then begun in the Dane county circuit court by the Campbell company to obtain a refund of the tax paid. The defense of the state was that having paid the tax the Campbell company was not in a position to obtain a refund. Judge A. C. Hoppmann of the Dane county court took a contrary view and decided in favor of the Campbell company. This judgment was sustained by the supreme court. It is a reversal of this decision that is desired from the rehearing. Methodist Official Speaks Here Tonight The Rev. R. B. Campbell, general executive secretary of evangelism of the Free Methodist church of North America, will speak tonight at 8 at the Free Methodist hall, 551 W. Main st. The last month of 1937 showed only 63 deaths for the entire month. Christmas crashes this year took 20 or more lives. Drivers and pedestrians must be exceedingly careful over the New Year's holiday weekend. The last three days of December in 1937 took 10 lives, six of which were lost on New Year's eve alone. tive. "This is less than one cent per cow per month, but it will amount to about $200,000 when all Wisconsin plants contribute," Landt said. He added that plants for sus-' tained national advertising de-! signed to increase general con- be eveloped when 50 per cent of dairy plants, including cheese, butter, fluid milk and ice cream processors, sign the three year contract. Wednesday, December 23, 1938 C. B. Reynard Funeral Today JEFFERSON Funeral ser vices were to be held today for Charles B. Reynard, 75, at the Hillebrandt chapel here. Mr. Rey. nard had been a resident of Jefferson for many years before moving to Watertown, where he died recently after a short illness. Survivors are the widow, Hat-tie; two grandchildren, Harris Reynard, Jefferson; and Mrs. Palmer Straus, Watertown. Ray-O-Vac Union Scans Relief Chance Its membership almost completely unemployed as a result of large scale layoffs, the Ray-O-Vac union considered the pressing problem of relief for its members at a meeting Tuesday in Schenk's hall. A relief committee was elected, headed by Ray Jones, chairman, and including Frank Learmonth, Ethel Slater, and Charles Pierce. The committee will meet with relief officials In the event that relief should be denied any Ray-O-Vac member without sufficient reason, it was learned. There was discussion of events accompanying the layoff of 600 men and women employes by the plant this month, but no action was voted in view of the joint statement signed by the company and the union last week, promising that workers would be rehired as soon as the firm's business warranted it. Mrs. Severson's Last Rites Set in Blanchardville BLANCHARDVILLE Funeral services for Mrs. Peter O. Severson, 60, who died at her home here Monday night after a long illness, will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at her home, the Rev. C. E. Benson officiating. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery. Mrs. Severson was born in York township March 4, 1878, the daughter of Hans and Carry Lo-kem Emberson. She attended school in York township. On Jan. 2, 1901, she was married to Peter Severson in Blanchardville. They lived in South Dakota until 1918, when they moved here. Survivors are the widower; six daughters, Mrs. Roman Miller and Ethel Severson, Madison; Mrs. Bennie Hanson, York township; Hazel, Martha and Carol Severson, at home; and three sons, Lawrence and Sylvester, at home, and Burnett, York township; a brother, Anton Emberson, Blanchardville; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Olson, Timber Lake, S. D., Mrs. Mathilda Gilbertson, Roslyn, S. D.t and Mrs. Lena Hanson, Blanchardville. Swiss Prices Remain Same MONROE Prices to be paid b dealers for November made Swiss cheese will remain same ai those paid for October Swiss, it was announced here Tuesday night following a producer-dealer meeting. These prices are grades A 18 cents pound, B 17, C 15 and standards 12V4. Funeral Services for Dodgeville Man to Be Held Today DODGVTLLE Funeral services for Stephen Mitchell, 65, town of Dodgeville farmer, were to be held here this afternoon In the home and in the Methodist church, the Rev. D. H. Fleet officiating, and burial in the Eastside cemetery. Survivors include the widow and two sons. Earl and Elmo. A. L. Henninger, 65, Veteran Beaver Dam Newspaperman, Dies BEAVER DAM Funeral services for A. L. Henninger, 65, veteran newspaperman, will be held in St. Peter's Catholic church Thursday morning. Mr. Henninger was associated with the Beaver Dam Argus, for more than 40 years. Surviving are the widow, mother, two brothers and a sister. Weather Official Report by the United State Weather Bureau Temperature Precipitation Highest Lowest 24 Hra. Yesterday Last Nite to 7a.m. Madison 5 -3 0 Chicago ... 10 2 0 Green Bay 8 -6 '0 Wausau .... 2 -20 o Park Falls 10 -18 o Duluth -4 -16 0 Minneapolis 2 -10 .02 La Crosse . . 8 -8 0 Dubuque . . 6 0 .02 Milwaukee 8-2 0 MADISON WEATHER Tem- Rela- . Wind Yes- Clou- ter- pera day ture Noon .... 4 7 p. m. ..2 Today: 7 a. m. . . 0 Noon . . 10 tive Hu midity 78 65 Veloc- di- city nesa 14 0 11 0 v ro 83 7 100 100 13 Highest temperature yesterday; 3 at 3 p. m. - Lowest temperature last nlcht: -3 at 3 a. m. Mean temperature yesterday: 3; normal, 13. Total precipitation since Jan. 1: 38.22 In. Nor. 31.78 In. , Sun rose at 7:29: seta at 4:31. TODAY IN OTHER YEARS Warmest in 1012, 46. Coldest In 1924, -21. Wettest in 1903, .57 inches. Accumulative onrtQ Degree Oar CO Degree Days Past U hra. W Madison Fuel Co. E. J. FRAUTSCHI. President Badger 3 DELTA STOKER COAL Quality Puel Oi! 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