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The La Crosse Tribune from La Crosse, Wisconsin • Page 6

The La Crosse Tribune from La Crosse, Wisconsin • Page 6

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Sunday, August 12, 1928 LA CROSSE TRIBUNE AND LEADER-PRESS MEXICAN ARMY AVIATOR COMPLETES GOOD WILL TOUR TO HAVANA, CUBA NEED AN ICEBOX Call Tribunt Office and Apply For It State Politics Gasoline Tax Law to Share Limelight With Income Legislation When Law-makers Convene Major Fierro was the second Mexican aviator to wing his way this summer to another land to strengthen the bonds of friendship and demonstrate that the nations of this hemisphere have. been brought nearer together by modern science. Captain Emilio Carranza delivered his message successfully to the United States only to die in a crash while homeward bound. Fierro brought a message from President Calles of Mexico to President Machado of Cuba. The cabled news of his coming outstripped the aviator and hours before his scheduled arrival crowds had poured from the city to the landing field of the Cuban army where Colonel Charles A.

Lindbergh and Major Wilmer E. Stultz, the one after, the other before, a trans-Atlantic flight, had touched their wheels. water resources so they will yield their full economic service. Retention of the present immlgra tion laws with amendments to relieve hardships on families and repeal of the scheme of fixing quotas on the basis of national origin. Co-operation between government and business with government regulation avoided as long as equal opportunity to all citizens is not invaded and public rights violated.

Endorsement of the principle of collective bargaining and freedom in labor negotiations with the curtailment of the excessive use of injunction in labor disputes. Hoover made no mention of either the Boulder Canyon dam project or of the operations of the so-called power trust, subjects which Senator Hiram W. Johnson of California and other republican Independents have put forward as an issue of the campaign, however, the nominee did say that he hoped at a later time to discuss the relation of our government 1 6 public utilities and railways. Tribute to Coolidge In concluding, the cabinet officer paid high tribute to President Coolidge. I would violate my conscience and the gratitude I feel, he said, did not upon this occasion express appreciation of the great president who leads our party today.

President Coolidge has not only given a memorable administration, he has left an imprint of rectitude and statesmanship upon the history of our country. He has dignified economy to a principle of government. He has chartered the course of our nation and our party over, many years to come. It is not only a duty but it Is the part of statesmanship that we admere to this course. ATTORNEY GENERAL REYNOLDS IS SUED BY MRS.

KRUEGER Mother of Boys Sent Up f0r Murder Seeks to -Recover Fees Paid to Attorney Madison, Mrs. caroiin Krueger, Whithee, Clark county seeks to bring suit against John Reynolds, attorney general, to rel cover the value of several head cattle and sheep, taken by him ia 1920 as part payment of a fee for defending her two sons in murder trial growing out of the Krueger draft evasion case. Summons and complaint were served oa the state official Saturday. Mr. Reynolds believes the action is brought by Paul H.

Raihle, her attorney, purely from political motives to embarrass him in his campaign for renomination. He said the cattle were awarded him in a suit before former Judge James ONeill of Clark county circuit court, who passed on the amount of the fee charged. Mrs. Kruegers two sons, Frank and Leslie, are now serving life sentences in state prison for the murder ot a member of a U. S.

marshals posse which attempted to arrest members of the family for evading the wartime draft law. Their plea for clemency was recently denied by Governor Zimmerman. The two Krueger boys and Mrs. Krueger were defended in the lower court and in the state supreme court by Mr. Reynolds, and his former law partner, Robert A.

Kaftan, Green Bay. Mr. Reynolds also appeared for Mrs, Krueger in six civil euits for damage growing out of the wounding of a posse member, and appeared before former Governor Blaine in a pardon application. Mr. Reynolds believes, in view of the fact that he was awarded the cattle and sheep by court order, his demurrer will be sustained, and announced he would not let it Interfere with his political campaign for himself and other members of the La Follette progressive slate.

THREE MEN KILLED IN AIRPLANE CRASH NEAR PLAINFIELD A telephone call was received at The Tribune office Saturday night from a party having an Icebox to give away. Any familv in need of the box may call The Tribune office Monday morning, and information regarding it will be given. effect that Senator Wheeier left that city Satnrday afternoon for Chicago and that he will go right on from Chicago to New York and Washington, to confer writh the national leaders of the Iemocratic party in those cities. CANDIDATE OFFERS THREE-FOLD FARM RELIEF PROGRAM rrnnt inuf.d from page one) party denied the right to anyone to seek to destroy the purposes of the constitution by indirection. Reorganizing the abuses of enforcement under existing enabling acts Hoover said these must he remedied after an organized searching investigation of facts and causes, had pointed the way to the wise method of correcting them.

The republcan candidate disposed of the prohibition question in the Bpace of a few minutes, devoting approximately 300 words to its discussion. To the farm aid question he gave more than one-sixth of, his address of more than 8,000 words. Declaring that agriculture presented the most urgent economic problem in our nation today, Hoover said the republican party farm plank constituted a definite plan of relief needing only the detailed elaboration of legislation and appropriations to put it into force. Proposes Higher Tariff Aside from federal aid to farm stabilization corporations, he proposed tariff increases to give agriculture the same protection as other industries and the development of inland waterways, including the Mississippi and the great lakes to the Atlantic systems, as means of affording cheaper transportation of farm products and a corresponding shrinkage in the spread between what the farmer receives and what the consumer pays. AVAN A.

(IP) Major, Roberto Fierro, Mexican army aviator, Saturday night brought to Cuba a message of goodwill after a non-stop flight from Mexico City. Twelve hours and 40 minutes after he took off secretly from the "Valbuena flying field he brought his plane down on the Campos Columbia here where cheering thousands awaited him. The flight, long in planning, was consummated suddenly and in the face of unfavorable weather conditions. Fierro had only the usual field attendant for witnesses of his take-off. President Machado of Cuba had retired to his almost inaccessible ranch for the week-end.

In his place General Carlos Rojas, secretary of war, and Major Ovidio Ortega, chief of Cuban aviation, greeted the lone flyer. Local Plane Saves Day for Galesville Man AIRPLANES maneuvering out of the La Crosse airport have other functions besides pleasure, it has been discovered. Floyd Pengra, truck driver for the Modern Steam Laundry when he isnt flying the Winnesheik plane spared a Galesville youth the embarrassment of wearing only his coat when he chose to dress up the other day. It happened that this Galesville man sent his suit through a local agency to be dry cleaned here. Inadvertently, it was returned without the trousers.

Came a hurried telephone Call from Galesville; came the reply the trousers would be right up. Pengra hopped the Winnesheik plane, and by appointment 20 minutes later, circled the Galesville golf course, swooped down, let go the trousers and was back at the laundry in 40 minutes. A golfer seized the package, and rushed it down tow-n. The customers frown changed to a smile. district, says he is having the strange experience of receiving letters from leaders of both the republican factions stating they will accord him their vote on election day.

It is understood that Mr. Schmitz rather expected quite a bit of Blaine-La Fdi-lette support for his candidacy in the sixth district, but he did not anticipate that many regular republicans would openly announce opposition to Mr. Lampert. Congressman Lamoert has always been a good tandem driver and now he is finding that the lead horse sometimes disagrees with the horse in the hills. It is a hard matter in Wisconsin to pose as friendly to both factions of the republican party.

It is this friendship for both Blaine-La Follette people and refcrular republicans in the quest of votes for Lampert that is now causing opposition to him from both rar-Even though he is not popular with the leaders of either faction and the Blaine-La Follette people are particularly sore at him at this time because of his acceptance of patronage from Galvin Oooiidge. it is the- prediction of the writer that Florian Lampert will remain in Washington for another two years after March 4th, 1929. Mr. Lampert has an ability for campaigning, and no amount of efforts in the past have been able to dislodge him from the sixth district seat. The 10th senatorial district, fight for the republican nomination is quite bothersome to the Blaine-La -Follette leaders.

State Senator Walter Hunt, who has been an able member of the upper house and supposedly a Blaine-La Follette organization man, docs not like the claims of Lauritz C. Nelson of River Falls that his candidacy is favored by the Blaine-La Follette leaders at Madison, and has been writing to the campaign managers asking the meaning of these claims. Mr. Hunt was sometimes independent and did not always answer the bell when the Blaine-La Follette organization called its supporters. Perhaps Mr.

Nelsons candidacy is planned by the Blaine-La Follette leaders to obtain a member who can be depended upon to walk in step every time the machine orders are issued. Even without Blaine-La Follette organization -support, Mr. Hunts defeat in the primary election is not likely. He is a teacher in the Rixer Falls normal school and his constituents appreciate that in Sir. nunt thev have nr hle representative in the upper house.

CONVENTIONS COSTLY The total cost of broadcasting the republican and democratic conventions to the NBC and associated stations was $181,000. MRS. TOM MIX GREAT CROWD HEARS LEADER IN HOT SUN (Confirmed frem page ore) San Juan Hill home for the hour in late day when he would formally open the campaign and make his first speech in behalf of his own candidacy for a public office. With him were Mrs. Hoover and a party of leaders who had an important part in the proceedings.

Crowd Good Xatured The crowd proved a good-natured one despite all that and demonstrated its holiday spirit by giving a round of applause to a platoon of bine-coated San Francisco policft as they marched into the stadium and wheeled SPECULATE AS TO RESULT OF WHEELER VISIT TO WISCONSIN Came to Ascertain Strength of Support for Iemocratic Candidate, Belief BY WINTER EVERETT Just what the result of the visit of Senator Burton K. Wheeler, of Montana. to this state will be, cannot yet be said. There is no question that Senator Wheeler came Imre as the accredited representative of the democratic national committee for the purpose of ascertaining what strength the democratic party would obtain for its presidential candidate, from votes of the Blaine-La Toilette faction, at the November election. It is also a fact (tome of the Blaine-La Toilette leaders welcomed Senator Wheelers visit and the statement he took care to make while in the state.that although a strong supporter of AI Smith for the presidency, he should vote in a republican primary election if he were a Wisconsin voter, and that his September ballot would be cast for Joseph 1).

Ie for the republican nomination for governor, and for Robert M. lift Toilette for the repub lican nomination for United States senator. Knew of Visit There is reason to believe, also, that the Blaine-La Follette leaders were apprized Senator Wheeler was to visit the state. "Whether his statements, coupled with further recent editorials from the Blaine-La Follette organ of this city, indicate a well organized movement for an attempted trade by which democratic votes are to go into the primary election in September for Senator Robert M. Ia Follette and Joseph I), l.eck in return for Follette support at the November eletion for Al Smith, cannot yet be said.

Certainly tle visit of Senator Wheeler, of Montana, is the most ojK'n indication of such a political movement, unless it wa a recent editorial in the MadNon organ, that has yet been presented. iMiriiig his visit to the state, besides being Interviewed, Senator Wheeler talked with both leading democrats and some of the Blaine-La Follette people. Although the Blaine-La Follette leaders professed ignorance on the subject, it is probable Unit he saw Senator Robert M. La Follette Friday morning, at his home on Like Mendota. The senator spent a part of the afternoon with Loo T.

Crowley of this ity. who is now looked upon in the east as one of the prominent democratic leaders in this state. In Milwaukee, he visited with both Chairman O. A. La Budde of the democratic state central committee, and John Callahan, democratic national committeeman from Wisconsin.

Not Wholly Welcome The visit of Senator Wheeler to this state has not been wholly well received by many in the Blaine-I-a Follette ranks, and by numerous democrats. The Blaine-La Follette people who are criticising the Wheeler visit are supporters of Herbert Hoo-1m for the pi esid'-ncy and are strenuously trying to lead themselves to believe that Senator Robert M. I a Toilette. at least, of the Blaine-La Toilette leaders is doing nothing antagonistic to the Hoover candidacy. The democratic leaders who are criticising the Wheeler visit are farsighted democrats who see that the only chance for a Smith victory in Wisconsin, is for a straight out and out democratic tight, not in any way tainted with underground republican la tionnl affiliations.

The Blaine-La Follette leaders themselves are keeping mighty mum on the Sm'tli holt question. They have discovered that it is a two-edged sword. There were rumors emanating from sources that should be authentic the past week that Senator John J. Blaine after the primary election would come out with a public announcement of his support -or Al Smith in the presidential election. When the other Follette leaders were asked in regard to this report, they declared it to be without foundation and ventured the prediction that Senator Blame would make no statement after the primary election tint was in any way different from tife statement which he has been making on the stump in the primary electon campaign.

These statements which have been construed by some to be friendly to the Al Smith candidacy have simply declared that Governor Smith as governor of the state ot New York has taken a firm stand for the state ownership of water powers by the state of New York. The senator has boon careful all his remarks on the subject to also say that Charles Evans Hughes, tee New York ri publican leader and former mem her of the United Stages supreme court, coincults with Governor Smith in his views on the question. Warned Against Smith The Blaine-La Follette people have been discovering that outside of a few sections the state strong advocacy of Al Smith in opposition to Herbert Hoover is not popular within their own ranks. In one or two places Senator Robert M. La Follette has had it served on him by Blaine-La Follette people in language which could not be mistaken that advocacy by him or by the Blaine-La Follette leaders of the election of Governor Smith over Herbert Hoover would be most unpopular and would alienate from his candidacy for the United States Semite many of his followers, These warnings have been so lrequent that Sen ator Ia Follette i s(1id to be giving them careful IhhhI and the announcement comes from sourc-s close to Senator Ia Follette hinsrlf that theie will lo nothing said bv Senator Robert I vi Follette in this campaign which will in any way indicate his support of the Smith candidacv.

It Is even vJd that muter Iai Toilette has in his talks with other Bi.iine-lu Follette speakers evpiestn-d his wish that they make no statements which can be construed in showing Sm.tli sympathies. Indeed some Blaine-1 a lMbtt- nun have evtu gone so far as to say that Senator lai FuUette has jn'i-scnally stated to Senator Blaine that the latter must be most careful not to make any remarks which would place him definitely in the Smith column. Undoubtedly Senator Wheeler was chosen by the Democratic leaders of the nation as their emissary to this state In-cause of his having been a companion candidate i the late Senator Robert M. l-i Follette on the lTogressive Tarty ticket in 1924, Senator Wheeler having been the vice-presidential candidate on the ticket whiih was headed bv the late Senator Li Follette as a presidential candidate. Kepei ts from Milwaukee are to the Hy J.

WINTER EVERETT MADISON, Taxes have been a theme in Wisconsin for many years. They have been issues before many legislatures. It begins to look as though the 1929 legislature would have more than its fill of tax legislation. Not only will the reduction of taxes be discussed there, but new methods of raisin- revenue as well. Next to the bills which will be offered to change the income tax law from its 1927 form, the most interesting of the legislation undoubtedly will be the gasoline tax question.

There will be all kinds of bills in regard to the income tax from measures to repeal in toto the amendments passed' in 1927 to bills doing awy the average clause and restoring the exemptions upon the assessment instead of upon the tax. The bills on the gasoline tax question will be equally interesting. There will be bills to increase the gasoline tax from two to four cents from two to three cents, and tf repeal the tax altogether. Legislators evidently believe their constituents are interested in this question, as they are already forecasting their legislative program as to the gasoline tax. One candidate who is running for the assembly in Langlade county Is inclined to believe the tax should be repealed.

Another candidate in the western part of the state proclaims his belief In a four cent tax, while Senator Robert Caldwell cf Lodi unquestionably will introduce a bill for a three-cent tax. The opposition to the tax will come largely from organized motorists. Gasoline tax bills have gone through legislatures in past years without much opposition from the consumer. The first real fight against such a bill, based on a belief of consumers that it was burdensome, was made at Springfield against the Illinois law, recently declared unconstitutional, in the winter of 1927. Organized motorists from all parts of the country, and especially from Chicago, attacked the gasoline tax idea vigorously.

They made it difficult for Illinois to obtain the legislation, and later through legal attacks on the law thv secured a decision that it contravened the Illinois constitution. Whether organized motorists are behind the present attempts to place the Wisconsin law before the courts is a question. The attack on the Wisconsin iw comes from the counties on the Illinois border and is at least nominally sponsored-by the oil men having oil stations in, that vicinity who. after failing to secure rebates under an amendment to the "Wisconsin law passed In 1927 which the attorney general said was so plainly unconstitutional as to be unenforceable, they began their present court effort. So far they have not accomplished much In the way of result.

The plaintiff in the case brought in the supreme court by Martin Paulson was the city of Racine. Mr. Paulson is Racines city attorney. The supreme court said the city was stopped in the action and the request has been made upon the court for a rehearing. Although not active participants in the flight motorists associations which sponsored the battle in Illi nois doubtless are watching the Wis consin situation closely.

They will undoubtedly be on hand at the 1929 session of the legislature to fight any increases in the gasoline tax and per haps to force a fight for the repeal of the present tax. Predictions would be that such action by the legislature was unlikely. Blaine-La Follette efforts to retire L. E. Eastman as member of the assembly from the second district of Grant county proved The Blaine-La Follette people, recogniz ing that Mr.

Eastman was a strong factor in the 1927 assemblv, searched the district with a fine-tooth comb to obtain a candidate to make the run under their banner against Mr Eastman. They were unsuccessful. A republican nomination in the district Is practically an election, so that Mr. Eastman is about as sure of his seat in the assembly next winter as if the certificate was already signed by the secretary of state. As a -member of the legislature, Mr.

Eastman is well liked. lie is a man of a good deal of sense and although a regular republican he votes without regard to factional opinions on all bills. This was shown in the assembly battle at the special session uron the board of control appropriation bilL Mr. Eastman stood with Alvin C. Reis and other assembly leaders in the fight to place a surtax in this bill sufficient to take care of the appropriation.

Assemblyman John Fronek of Air tigo has no opposition in the republican primary election for a renomination. He will have to fight for his seat, however, at the November election as Benjamin W. Mattek of Deer-brook will be a democratic candidate for the place. Langlade county has gdne in past years for the democratic ticket. Edward Nordman, many years commissioner of markets, first entered public life as a democratic member of the legislature from Langlade county.

Like Mr. Mattek also, he is a farmer. Then chances are. however, that Langlade county will return a re rmblicanj, member this year and that the city candidate of the republican narty will defeat the democratic can didate from the agricultural district. Mr.

IYonek is said to be popular iu Langlade county, and Ms friends pre diet his relection with a large plurality. Waupaca county has probably as teresting a contest for the republican assembly nomination as any lee-i-la tive district in the state. Rudolph Sehmiedeke. who was picked by Iilaine-La Follette organization to carry their banner in the county is complaining because I). T.

Burnham. editor of the Waupaca Post, his many Blaine-La Follette republicans in his entourage. He was also shown considerable favor by Senator Robert M. La Follette when he visited Waupaca county for two speaking engagements two weeks ago. Adam Schider.

present assemblyman from Waupaca county, who is running with Zimmerman support, also claims a discrimination inst him by the Blaine-La Follette leaders In their failure to support his candidacy. lie declares that he is a progressive and that he did nothing in the legislature to warrant a contrary belief. Hugh A. Sherbert of Weyauwega probably will have the regular republican support in this district. With the field tht is running it would sem as if Mr.

Sherbert had a good chance for the nomination. RECORD INHERITANCE TAX IS COLLECTED FROM LLOYD ESTATE Menominee Manufacturer Leaves Over Million and a Half to Fifteen Heirs MENOMINEE, Mich The second largest inheritance tax ever paid In Menominee county, $27,321.24, less a discount of five percent for payment within a year of death, was paid Saturday by the estate of Marshall B. Lloyd, millionaire manufacturer of Menominee. The estate comprised $1,548,900 personal property and $0.1,101 real property, an inventory showed. Exemptions, expenses and other matters cut the taxable amount to The heirs include 15 relatives beside the window, Mrs.

Henrietta Lloyd. The Lloyd estate just a few months ago was the defendant in a million dollar lawsuit filed by the Menominee manufacturers divorced second wife, Margaret Isadora Lloyd, who claimed that amount was due here as bis legal widow. She was awarded, how ever, only $25,000 and that in lieu of alimony. Flans to appeal the case have been announced by her attorneys. Funeral expenses for Mr.

Lloyd totaled $30,698.93 and the expense of administrating his estate was the inheritance abstract shows. Exempt from taxation was the Marshall Lloyd trust fund of $234,642.78, the foundation of the charitable institution which Mr. Uoyd provided for Menominee. All the heirs except the widow receive annuities and upon their deaths the entire estate will revert to the charitable fund, which is to be devoted to establishment of a clinic for medical analysis and care of the sick. GGOLIDOE GIVEN REPORT ON FLOOD CONTROL OF RIVER President Gives Serious Consideration to Problem of the Mississippi SUPERIOR, Wis.

(JP) With a voluminous report before him from the Mississippi flood control board, suggesting practical ways of reconciling engineering differences between control plans on that river recommended by the army engineers and by the Mississippi river commission. President Coolidge devoted more time to work Saturday than has been his custom on Saturdays. The report, which was signed by Major General Edgar Jadwin, chief of army engineers. Col. Thomas H.

Jackson, president of the Mississippi river commission, and Sharleton W. Stutevant, the Cicilian member of the board, was received by President Coolidge Saturday but was not made public. Upon its conclusions will be based Mr. Coolidges further plans as to the execution of the flood control work. The Mississippi flood control board was constituted under the Mississippi flood control act passed at the last session of congress.

Its duties were specifically to study the two control plans available and to agree upon a single project. A little fishing, but less than usual, was indulged in by Mr. Coolidge Saturday. The temperature at the executive residence was still very high and the chief executive took his outdoor sport somewhat leisurely. Sunday, accompanied by the remainder of his family.

President Coolidge will attend church at Brule as usual. PARKED AUTO IS HIT BY BURLINGTON PASSENGER TRAIN A large touring car said to belong to an employe of the Spicer-Buscb-man Printing company was wrecked Saturday evening at 10:45 when it was struck by southbound passenger train No. 58 of the Burlington line a few feet north of Pearl street. No one was seated in the car. The car was parked too near the railroad tracks on the east side of the street, and when the engine and cars came down the track to the depot on the corner of Second and Pearl street, the engine rammed into it, caving in one side and tearing the top.

The owner of the car was not known at the offices of the Burlington railroad Saturday night. There was no one in the car at the time of the accident, and the wreckage was removed a short time afterward. DRY LAW VIOLATORS GIVEN SENTENCES SurilRIOR, Wis. P) Thcraas Howell, Rhinelander, who pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to violate the national prohibition law, received a year and a day in the Milwaukee house of correction Saturday in federal court before Judge o. z.

Luse. Abe Khoury, co-defendant with Howell, received five months in fbe Milwaukee prison. Fog piercing lights used in New York win penetrate miles ot mist. And adequate tariff is the foundation of farm relief, he said in putting this first in his program. Development of the great water arteries came second.

These improvements would mean so large an increasement in farmers prices as to warrant their construction many times over, he asserted. "There is no more vital method of farm relief. The working out of agricultural relief constitutes the most important obligation of the next administration, he added. I stand pledged to these proposals. The object of our policies is to establish for our farmers an income equal to those of other occupations; for the farmers wife the same comforts in her home as women in other" groups; for the farm boys and girls the Jame opportunities in life as other boys and girls.

So far as my own abilities may be of service, I dedicate them to help secure prosperity and contentment in that industry where and my forefathers were born and nearly all of my family still obtain their livelihood. For Religious Tolerance Charting the course for republican speakers in this campaign, which his speech formally opened. Hoover made this declaration regarding religious tolerance: In this land, dedicated to tolerance, we still find outbreaks of intolerance. I come of quaker stock. My ancestors were persecuted fpr their beliefs.

Here they sought and found religious freedom. By blood and con viction I stand for religious tolerance both in act and in spirit. The glory of our American ideals is the right of every man to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience. While necessarily dealing in the main with economic problems, Hoovers speech was shot through with pungent expressions giving voice to his own philosophy of the relation of the government to the people. Our nation is not an agglomeration of railroads, of ships, of factories, -of dynamos, or statistics, he said.

"It is a nation of homes, a nation of men, of women, of children. Equal Opportunity For all he preached the doctrine of equal opportunity as the right of every American rich or poor, fore'gn or native born, irrespective of faith or color. Our purpose is to build in this nation a human society, not an economic system, he said at another point. We wish to increase the efficiency and productivity of our country, but its final purpose is happier homes. The presidency is more than an administrative office.

It must be a symbol of American ideals. The high and lowly must be seen with the same eyes, met in the same spirit. It must be the instrument by which the national conscience is livened and it must under the guidance of the Almighty interpret and follow that conscience. Turn'ng to corruption which he said had been participated in by individual officias snd members of both political parties in national state and municipal affa rs. Hoover declared dishonesty in government to be a double wrong.

It is treason to the state, he said It is destructive of self-government moral incompetency by those entrusted with government in a blighting wind upon private integrity. There must be no place for cynicism in the treed of Amer.ea. Pledges Honest Campaign The republican standard bearer promised that this would be an honest campaign with every penny publcly accounted for, and a true campaign with the use of words to convey our meaning, not to hide it. Other policies outlined by him included; A foreign policy dedicated to peace with the fostering of disarmament, but with the retention meantime of a navy adequate for national defense. Continuation of a public works program buildings, roads, waterways and irrigation entailing an expenditure of a billion dollars in the next four years.

A unified plan for carrying forward this work with the co-ordination where possible of transportation th flood control; the development of hydro-electric power and Of irrigation Mrs Severson and thil-and a larger visioned development ot area and Knuie Myklebust. sharply to take their places before the speakers stand. Every spectator had been provided with a small American flag at the entrances and these were waved with little or no provocation. Just two hours before the speaking was to begin, the stadium was estimated to be about one-third full, with 30,000 people within its walls. The crowd was well scattered out so that vast spaces of seats appeared in all directions.

The reserved section was slow in filling, but there were some early arrivals, a number of members of the notification committee coming direct from a luncheon held at Stanford Union. Brother Takes Charge Theodore Hoover, dean of the Stanford school of engineering, and brother of the candidate, was the first among the notables to reach the stadium. He was on hand even before the opening, directing the placing of the final touches of flowers and greens to the stand and the fix-lngtof chairs, foj the fbands to the right and left of the raised press stand, facing the speakers rostrum, and midway down the field" on each side where gridiron gladiators have their places during football games. Six Microphones Installed At each end of the stand an American flag fluttered fitfully in the scant breeze that failed to temper the rays of a scorching sun which beat down upon great and humble alike. For Hoover himself and those assigned to places immediately around him, shelter was afforded by a bright red and green canopy stretched around the four columns rearing their way forty feet above the platform and supporting the loud speakers which carried the voices of the speakers to every corner of the stadium.

These columns and the apparatus holdng six microphones seemed destined to hide the presidential candidate from the view of a vast part of the crowd, thousands of which were nearly half a mile away in the extreme western end of the stands. SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N. J. (7P) Three men were killed in the crash of a biplane near Hadley field early tonight. Tlie men were said to be Major Lee Mason, Robert Ilowell and a flier named.

Hack. The crash of the machine was heard for a great distance, as it struck on the tana of Samuel llelp-ler, where an airplane fell last year, causing the deaths of four persons. It was said the machine turned over and landed upside down while it was being put through an outside loop by Mason. Mason served in the United States air service during the war and recently spent year and a half in Central America developing commercial aviation for the Niaraguau government. SHRINERS GIVE RIVER EXCURSION TUESDAY NIGHT Coming here Tuesday evening, August 21, the steamer Capitol will give a moonlight excursion down the Mississippi river under the auspices of the Shriners.

The excursion committee has made preparations to greet all Shriners and their friends heartily on that evening. The Capitol leaves the levee at Riverside park at 8:15. The Capitolinns, the steamer orchestra, will provide music for dane-ing throughout the trip and the committee assures everyone attending an enjoyable evening. It is the Shriners night on the river. AUTOS COLLIDE ON PIKE HIGHWAY NO ONE INJURED Two persons had miraculous escapes from injury at 11:30 Saturday night when two cars came together on the highway between the Mississippi river and the west end of Petti-bone park.

C. W. Scharlow, 525 Cass street, was coming toward La Crosse, according to police reports when he struck the automobile of Miss Sarah Seamer, Winona, going toward La Crescent. Scharlows car was knocked into the ditch by the impact, but was not damaged. Miss Seamer's car was slightly wrecked.

Neither party was injured. NAPHTHA NOT WATER, BURSTS TO FLAMES Norway, Mich. (IP) Mistaking pail of naphtha for water. Miss Anna Smith, Norway, was severely burned Saturday when she plunged her hands into the pail in an pffort to put out a fire which started while cleaning a garment in her kitchen. Miss Smith was rubing the gat meut in a pan of naphtha when she noticed an oil stove flame burning high.

She reached to turn it down and her hand caught fire. E-cited. she immerged her hand in a pail full of naphtha, and her arm became a mass of flames. Iler screams attracted her brother, Maurice, and her sister, Itillie, who put out the fire. They were slightly burned.

OFFICIAL DISCHARGED FOR OPPOSING SMITE MONTGOMERY, Ala. (IP) Attorney General Charlie C. McCall o' Alabama Saturday notified H. An-derton of Birmingham of his d13' missal as assistant attorney general following publication in the Montgomery Journal Saturday of a statement by Anderton expressing pposi-tion to Gov. Alfred E.

Smith of New Y'ork, democratic nominee for th presidency. World Auto Tour Finished Completing an automobile tour around the world in two cars, Majw McCallum, accompanied by his wflf and a mechanic, recently arrived London. The three covered 15.0y miles by machine in 11 months ak though they experienced rain alme throughout the journey. Their mest exciting experiences were while raS ing through Bulgaria during earthquake. i Heres the latest picture of Mrs.

Victoria Ford Mix, wife of Tom Mix, the cowboy movie star, taken as she sailed for Paris to file suit for divorce. She is shown here with their E. S. Schmitz, dmceratie candi- daughter, Tomarina. Mix says he date for conrr-s against would be glad for them to return to Lampert in the sixth congressional him..

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