The Capital Times from Madison, Wisconsin on July 27, 1921 · 1
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The Capital Times from Madison, Wisconsin · 1

Madison, Wisconsin
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Wednesday, July 27, 1921
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1 1 J i f OME EDITION FAIR Fair today and Thursday. Cooler tonight. Fresh Northwest winds. OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN The Circulation of the Capital , Times Tuesday was 12,585 ; VOL. 8, NO. 37 FULL LEASED WIRE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, WIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1921 PRICE THREE CENTS CT rui Hi I i . i n U LI U C3J n3 sea era GERALD LAMP SGFFOCATED ORDER SARD 6-Year-OId Boy Killed While Tunnelling: Under Moulding: Sand at Machine Plant The body of 6-year-old Gerald Larrp. son'of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Larrp, 516 E. Wilson st., was found buried under a pile of moulding sand at the rear of the Wisconsin Foundry and Machine Co.'s plant, at 11:45 today by S. A. Cripps, a sweeper employed by the company. The child had been suffocated, to Otto A. Schroeder, undertaker. It is possible that a coroner's jury may be summoned by 7. E. Campbell. The boy had been missing since last night. Ili3 parents believ-e: that he had wandered to Lake Mi na and had been drowned. to an employe of the ma-eh .-tv company this afternoon, the b ; had strayed away from hi3 h me to a neighbors who had some nbb.ts. He was asked to go and pe; -.cme greens for the animals, it It is believed that he start- i i after the greens but noticed the sr:d pile on his way an dstopped to fay. Circumstances led police of-f, ials to believe that he tunneled urdjr the sand and then crawled ii : the hole he had made. The sand caved in upon his body end he was smotl'ered to death in a -w moments. There were no ni4ts on his body to indicate vio-lrr 2 of any sort, according to Mr. Schroeder. Mr. Cripps went to the sani p;t about noon t(, burn some rubbish. lie noticed the bare fees of the hoy sticking out of the sand. He secured a shovel and unearthed the body and reported to the police The sand i3 used for moulding at tve plant. The pile was several feet deep. Rain washed some of thi sar.d efr the "body daring the night. I: was from 12 to 18 inches deep on the body this morning. United Drug Co. Stock Falls Assets Are Held 4IOSTON The announcement that the personal assets of Louis K. Liggett, president of the United Drug Co., had been placed in the hands of trustees as a result of the decline of the common stock of the company in the last 24 hours, was made Wednesday. The announcement was made by Frederick C. Snowam, Mr. Liggetts attorney. The statement says: Owing to the decline in the market value of the United Drug Company, common stock in the past 24 hours, Louis -K. Liggett has transferred his assets for the protection of his creditors. The personal affairs of Mr. Liggett are alone involved. Mr. Liggett, whose rise from a drug clerk in Detroit to the presidency of the United Drug Co., which he organized by bringing together comer drug stores in many places, was rated many times a millionaire before the collapse of the stock market r.nd commodity values during the last year. 813,000 Frat House To Be Begun Soon Work will be started soon on a rew fraternity home for the members of Theta Delta Chi at 22 Lang-don st. The permit for the building was granted to J. II. Findorff this morning by Building Commissioner Dean.. The building will cost $13,-000. Move to Probe White Mask Terror Balked AUSTIN, Tex. A resolution proposing investigation of alleged activities in Texas of the Ku Klux Klan was defeated in the lower house of Texas legislature Wednesday, when it was tabled. Sheriff Reports Speeding On Sun Prairie Road Sheriff W. II. McCormick reports that there is a lot of speeding being done on the Sun Prairie road. The speed limit is 25 miles an hour and all autoists caught - exceeding that, limit will be arrested. Clyde Gallagher in New Offices Here Clyde A. Gallagher has moved to his new offices at the corner of Williamson anfi Baldwin st., where he has built new offices for himself and Lis fathavJE2;sia .JL4-&la . Missing Bankers Daughter Says He Took Over $500,000 (By the Associated Press) CHICAGO Vivian Spurgin, daughter of Warren C. Spurgin, missing president of the closed Michigan Avenue Trust Co., who with her mother returned to Chicago from Detroit where they fled following Spurgins disappearance, has admitted that she had knowledge that her father had taken more than 500,000 of the banks money before he fled. James E. Mc-Shane, assistant state's attorney, who questioned Miss Spurgin and her mother upon their arrival here, made this announcement Wednesday. ISSUE DEMAND UPON RUSSIA Hughes Asks Release of American Prisoners; One Badger Held (Bv the Associated Press) WASHINGTON Formal demand for release of American prisoners in Russia has been made on the Soviet authorities by Secty. Hughes. The state department was advised "Wednesday that the communication had been handed to the Soviet representative at Riga by consul AJ-brecht. More than a score of Americans still are being. held prisoner in Soviet Russia, according to news received by the state department in Washington. Principal among them are Mrs. Marguerite E. Harrison, of Baltimore, a newspaper correspondent; Capt. Emmet Kilpatrick, of Uniontown, Pa., a red cross worker; Royal C. Keely, an engineer; William Flick of Brooklyn, N. Y.; and Dr. W. B. Estes, motion picture photographer, and X. B. Kalamatiano, of Racine, Wis. SAYS WISCONSIN HAS UNDEVELOPED MARKET FOR EGGS U. W. Poultry Expert Declares 4,000,000 Dozens Are fin-ported Into U. S. If more than four million dozen of eggs could be imported and sold in the U. S. the first four months of thi3 year, there surely must be an undeveloped market for Wisconsin poultry products." That is the way it looks to J. B. Hayes of the poultry department of the university, who is co-operating with Wisconsin poultrymen in an effort to improve both production and distribution of Wisconsin eggs and poultry. Official reports indicate that fully one-fourth of the imported hen fruit came from China and was 20 days in transit and was held at least two months before being finally consumed. A plan to grade eggs and the prices according to the quality is under discussion by the Wisconsin Division of Markets. The officials feel that once grades are established better markets will be insured. Rickard Fined $1,000 On Fight Picture Charge NEW YORK Tex Rickard, boxing-promoter and Frederick C. Quimby, motion picture exhibitor, Wednesday pleaded guilty before federal judge Wm. B. Sheppard to charges of violating the interstate commerce law through the transportation across the state line from New Jersey, of the Dempsey-Car-pentier fignt pictures and were fined $1,000 each. Iowa Pastor to Give Address Tomorrow Night Rev. M. Toomey, Des Moines, la., representing the National Pastor's1 Publication society, will speak at the Mt. Zion Baptist church, 548 W. Johnson st., Thursday nighu. The meeting is open to the publTc. Turkish Nationalists Are Reported Defeated ATHENS Information indicates that the resistance of the Turkish nationalists in Asia Minor is completely broken, the Greek official news agency declares. The Turkish losses in killed, wounded and prisoners to date are estimated aUX0. . PRESIDENT OF PURDUE IS FOUND DEAD Body Discovered in Deep Crevice in Mountain; Wife, Rescued, Will Recover, Belief (By the Associated Press) BANFF, Alberta Lying in a difficult position for recovery at the bottom of a deep crevice, the body of Dr. W. E. Stone, president of Purdue university. Lafayette, Ind., who together with his wife, has been missing since July 15, was found on Sunday by a searching party, according to a brief letter received late Tuesday night at police headquarters from guides of the search party. The discovery of the body followed the finding of Mrs. Stone alive but suffering from shock at the foot of a 17 foot crevice. Her husbans body was a great distance below. She will recover, it is understood at Camp Assinboine, where she has been taken. TOBACCO WORM IS RAVAGING CROP IN STATE, IS REPORT Spray or Dust Will Reduce Damage, Says U. of W. Entomologist Reports of heavy damage due to tobacco worms are being received at the college of agriculture from tobacco growers in the southern part of the state. The early tobacco is so far the most affected. J. E. Dudley, economic entomologist of the university and field entomologist in Wisconsin for the U. S department of agriculture,' reports two kinds of tobacco worms. One is doing the damage now and another is developing and may cause damage next month. Serious losses to Wisconsin tobacco growers is certain unless the worms are stopped now. Hand picking is inefficient. Spray or dust will reduce the damage, says Mr. Dudley. "Two pounds of arsenate 'of lead and 50 gallons of w'ater make a good spray mixture. For dusting mix one pound of arsenate of lead, eight pounds of air slacked lime and place in cheese cloth bag or duster. The spray is quicker, less expensive and more efficient. Neither the spray nor dust will injure the tobacco in any way. Grocers and Butchers To Picnic Tomorrow The annual grovers picnic, which has not been held for the past three years, will be in full swing at Monona park tomorrow afternoon. The meat-cutters will join with the grocers to make the event more successful. Suitable prizes for the various contests have been donated. Oswald Nesvig is in charge of the committee. The Wirka boat line will operate on a half hour schedule at a special rate of 20 cents a round trip. Shorty Ballentine of the Esser market will be in charge of the eats. Those who have enjoyed these picnics in years gone by need no urgent invitation. All butcher and grocery shops will be dosed in the afternoon. Janesville Tractor to Disband; Lack Support JANESVILLE, Wis. Disbanding of the Janesville tractor ball team, formerly the Samson Tractors, was announced today. Difficulty of getting support from the fans was given as the reason. Manager George Perring, has accepted an offer to manage the Sangamo Electric team of Springfield, Cut Army to 150,000 By July 31, Is Aim WASHINGTON Applications of enlisted men for discharge will reduce the army by July 31 to 150,-000 men, the reduction to coincide with congressional appropriations, Secty. Weeks said. MILWAUKEE, Wis. The Milwaukee Association of Commerce today sent a letteT to Charles E. Hughes, secretary of state, inviting the disarmament conference to be held in Milwaukee. The association pointed out the advantages of Milwaukee for holding the. meeting, Verona Girl Is Missing; May Be A Suicide Aseareh was begun by the sheriffs force late this alter noon for Miss Marie Lugen-buehl, pretty Verona girl, who has been missing since between 6 and 7 oclock yesterday morning. A -letter -found -in. the dresser in her bedroom intimated that she might have taken poison, according to information received this afternoon by Deputy Sheriff L. O. Larson. .... Her father and mother and neighbors have been searching the village and outskirts for her since daybreak yesterday. As a last resort they appealed to the Dane county sheriffs office at 3:30 this afternoon. It is believed that the girl is dead and her body in the woods near Madison or in one of the lakes in the city. Tbs letter apparently written late Monday night showed that she was despondent, officials say. HOLD ALLEGED BANK BANDIT Sian Charged With Looting Marshfield Bank is Arrested MARSHFIELD, Wis-John May, alleged to be the bank robber who held up the American National bank here Tuesday and escaped with $1,700, was taken to Wisconsin Rapids by Sheriff Mueller, Wednesday morning for arraignment. The alleged bandit was captured after his overheated motor had forced him to stop. He waited for the pursuing car to come to him, and it is, alleged admitted the theft, saying he had planned to rob banks at Waupaca and Stevens Point, but lost his nerve. A flirtation -ith a girl in a store adjoining the bank is said to have been the undoing of the alleged robber. The girl took down the license number of his car, identified as belonging to Louis Kindling, which was reported stolen to the Milwaukee police. BULK OF NATIONS WEALTH IS COMING FROM AGRICULTURE State Dairy Products Worth Double All Gold and Silver Mined in One Year Agriculture is the biggest business in the U. S. today. K. L. Hatch, assistant director1 of agricultural extension of the university, has drawn some interesting comparisons in which the importance of agriculture is compared to other big business is brought forth. There are three original sources of wealth: the farms, the mines, and the forests. Of the raw materials produced in the U. S. during the year 1919, 80 per cent orv$25,000,-000,000 worth came from the farms; 17 per cent or $5,500,000,000 came from the mines; and three per cent or $800,000,000 from the forests. In 1919, ntriculture gave to the nation four times the quantity of raw materials furnished from all other sources. Although $1,800,-000,000 worth of coal was miner, the corn crop of the U. S. for the same year was worth more than twice that amount. The hay crop was worth more than the $1,500, -000,000 orth of iron produced, while the dairy products of Wisconsin was worth more than twice as much as all the gold and all the silver produced in the U. S. during the same jma. Peace Proclamation is Near in Washington WASHINGTON Recommendations relative to the issuance of a peace proclamation probably will be submitted to President Harding within the next week, Atty, .Gen. Daugherty, announced: STATE ACTS TO ELIMINATE MONONA ODOR Department of Health Orders Changes Made in Filtration Method at Sugar Plant The state department of health took a hand in the elimination of the odors from Lake Monona this morning when it issued an order sent to J. F. Lawson, president of the U. S. Sugar Co., Milwaukee, demanding that certain changes be made at the local refinery in Fair Oaks. A finer screen for filtration, and two 800,-000 to 1,500,000 gallon settling basins were ordered to be placed in the plant immediately. The order states that the lime slndge shall be discharged .into a separate impounding basin, the effluent therefrom to discharge in the Starkweather creek instead of Lake Monona. The screen was ordered to remove suspended matter from the combined diffusion cell liquor, press liquor, fume and washer waste. The impounding basins are to be constructed on a designated site northeast of the plant. The order further states that the waste from the Steffinshouse process either be evaporated and sent away for potash recovery or that this imocess be abandoned and the mo-asses shipped, thus entirely eliminating the waste from the lake. The department declares that in addition to carrying out the improvements designated the company shall cooperate to the fullest extent with the health department in making a eare-fql survey of conditions and aid in eliminating them. Failure to comply with any portion of the departments order makes the company liable to a fine of not less than $10 and not more than $5,000 for every day of such failure. Zona Gale Honor Guest At Play Here Tonight Miss Zona Gale will be honor guest at the presentation of "The Admirable Creighton by men and women members of the university faculty, especially arranged for the occasion and which will be given tonight in the auditorium of the Madison Public Libraty. Miss Mary Emogene Hazeltine will act as hostess, and an invitation i3 issued to the general public. Miss Gale gave an authors reading this afternoon in the auditorium of Music hall. Miss Gale was entertained this noon at a luncheon by Mrs. William L. Roach at her home on N. Carroll st. Secs Possibility of Four Irish Parliaments LONDON The possibility that four legislatures may be established m Ireland one each in the provinces of Ulster, Munster, Connaught and Leinster under a central national parliament, is hinted Wednesday by Sketch, which says: It need not be assumed under home rule there would be only two government authorities under a Federal Irish parliament. There are four great provinces in Ireland, each with an historical individual identity. Infant Injured in S Fall is Improving Charles Wright Oakey Jr., aged 2 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Oakey, 412 W. Washington ave., who fell 20 feet onto a cement sidewalk from a window at the home yesterday morning, is improving slowly, it was reported today. The baby was badly bruised on the left side, shoulder and head. No bones were broken. Coal Company Will Erect Office Building The A. Fiore Coal Co. was granted a permit today for offies ouild-ing to be built on the I. C. Railroad property near! Bedford and Mifflin sts. Prof. L. S.' Smith of the university will erect an $8,590 frame and stucco residence at 34 Virginia terrace. The permit was granted today. - , American Legion Still -Fights for Yet Bonus WASHINGTON The American Legion served notice on President Harding Wednesday that the campaign for adjusted compensation for veterans "can not be downed. The message being delivered in person by Gilbert Bettmann, chairman of the national executive committee of the orgaizantion. VOTE BY WARDS ON REFERENDUM WHICH DOOMED. HEALTH BILL SMALL OFFERS TO SURRENDER Governor 'Willing to Give Himself Up To Authorities (By the Associated Press) SPRINGFIELD, III Gov. Small, from the office of one of his counsel in Chicago, offered to surrender himself late Tuesday to Sangamon county authorities on warrants charging him with embezzlement of state funds while state treasurer. Friends Plan Fight (By the Associated Press) CHICAGO Faced with the refusal of Sheriff Uenxy Meister of Sangamon county to come to Chicago and arrest Gov. Len Small, the governor and hi3 legal advisers went into conference Wednesday to plan the next step in his fight agaist trial under the indictments returned at Springfield last Wednesday. If the Sangamon county authorities can be persuaded to make the arrest here it is understood that all arrangements have been made that apply to a Cook county court for a writ of habeas corpus. Rival Shows Attract Big Oshkosh Crowds OSHKOSH, Wis. It was the biggest circus day Tuesday that Oshkosh ever experienced. Both the Barnes Wild Animal circus and the Sells-Floto cirus did a fine busi-njpG,1 both attracting large crowds all performances. Ltxl street cars carried the largest crowds ever conveyed on a circus day here, the patronage on the cars being estimated at between 10,000 and 12,000 persons. Free Man Who Drew Check Without Funds Harlow W. Lamp,' charged with drawing a check on a bank in which he had no funds, was dismissed by Judge Henry Casson in superior court this morning after he had promised to make restitution and pay protest fees. Claim Russians Fired On German Mine Sweepers BERLIN The - German mine sweeping fleet operating on the Northern Russia coast, i3 reported to have been fired on by Russian land forts. The German fleet returned the fire, but no damage is reported on either side. in ' ' iii if 1 exans Organize to Combat Ku Klux Klan BEAUMONT, Texas Organization of a band of men to combat activities of the Ku Klux Klan in south east Texas and with the , announced intention of conducting open warfare against the Klan if necessary, was announced Tuesday. FELSCH TO BE FREED, BELIEF Judge Will Ask, Jury tc Find Hap and Buck Weaver Not Guilty (By the Associated Tress) CHICAGO- Judge Hugo Friend, Wednesday informed the state attorneys in the baseball trial that he would direct the jury to return a verdict of not guilty in the cases of Buck Weaver and Hap Feisch, former White Sox players; and Carl Zork of St. Louis unless further evidence was introduced against these men The state dropped its case against Ben and Louis Levi of Kokomo, Ind. Motions to dismiss the charges against Joe Jackson and David Zel-cer of Des Moines were over-ruled. Noted Jap Agriculturalist Visits University Here Dt. Kingo Miyabe of the college of agriculture, Hakkaido Imperial university, Sappora, Japan, is visiting the Wisconsin college of agriculture today. Dr. Miyabe is in this country particularly for study in plant pathology researches. He has been in attendance at the annual summer meeting of the American Fhytcpathological society at St. Paul, and Fargo. Enroute from the same meeting. Dr. E. J. Butler, Director Imperial Bureau of Mycology, Kew Gardens, Surrey, England, and Prof. L. E. Melchers, head. of the plant pathology department at the Kansas state coJege, Manhattan, Kan.,wisited ths department here recently. Gov. Blaine Leaves For Three Weeks Vacation Beginning a three weeks outing, Gov. John J. Blaine left Madison in an automobile on his way to Camp Douglas, where he will review the soldiers Thursday. From Madison the governor went to Devils Lake and then to the Dells. He L accompanied by Mrs. Blaine and Secretary of State Hall. From there they -will motor on to Camp Douglas to arrive there before noon Wednesday. After - the troops parade, they will leave immediately for northern Wisconsin. After he reaches Minocqua he expects to plunge into the woods at least two weeks. Eugene Chafin Burial At Waukesha Monday WAUKESHA, Wis, The cre mated remains of Eugene W. Chafin, noted temperance leader and several times candidate for president on the prohibition ticket arrived here Wednesday. Mr. Chaffin died Nov. 30, 1920, in California, the result of burns sustained while attempting to adjust a gas heater. Final rites will take place here next Monday. Mr. Chafin was an old graduate of the University of Wisconsin. PROPOSAL IS REJECTED BY! 570 MAJORITY; Vote 2,471 to 1,901 Against I Measure; Supporters of Bill Carry Only Four Precincts ; J By DEWEY DUNN j The citizens five-member health j board ordinance was defeated at the polls yesterday by a vote of 2471 against and 1901 for, a majority of 570 against. Not only was the ordinance, providing for the appointment of three of the board members by the mayor, defeated, but the common councils stand upon the matter was vindicated by the peo-t pie. The faction favoring the passage of the ordinance was victorious in only four precincts out of the 14, Its vote was heavy in the tenth, where 490 ballots were cast in favor and 110 in opposition. Three other precincts, the second of the fifth, the second of the sixth and the first ward, registered a majority for the losers. The opposition scored heavily in the eighth, ninth,! second and fourth wards. ' Opposition Is Organized. The defeat of the measure at the I polls is attributed largely to the j well-organized opposition, which a j little more than a week before the election had made few if any plans ' for the fight. Using as a chief weapon in their attack, the argument that the passage of the ordinance would be a victory for "university domination of city affairs, the proponents of council control of sp- pointments rallied to their support a sufficient number of electors to decisively defeat the measure. A house to house canvass was made during the two days prior to the election. The advocates cf the health, ordinance, which a month or more before the referendum v:;s a recognized organization, played heavily upon the argument that the I passage would give Madison a full time health officer. The vote, the . opposition pointed out, could havel no effect upon this situation, as the! city is required by state law to employ such an official. The only question at stake in the election was as to whether the mayor or the common council should appoint the citizen members of the board. The failure of the labor wards to deliver the expected vote-, in favor of the ordinance came as a, surprise to the proponents of the measure because labor organization leaders had taken a definite stand in their favor. The first precincts of the sixth and seventh wards and the ninth ward, three of the large labor districts, disappointed the leaders of the faction seeking the passage of the ordinance. In the first of the sixth the vote was overwhelming against it. The vote was exceedingly light in all wards. In the fourth ward,! which in the aldermanic race last spring delivered 1,855 votes, only 510 ballots were cast yesterday. In the ninth ward where 1,099 votes were cast last spring, the electorate polled only 600. Only 381 ballots were cast in the first ward where previous elections have brought to the polls upward of 800 persons. Thi3 was also true in the seventh ward which yesterday ' registered about 400, at least 600 votes under its usual registration. The ninth and fifth ward voters failed to visit the voting booths in any great number. The light vo.s made the election an expensive proposition for the city. It showed that a bulk of the electorate was not vitally interested in the outcome, though the taxpayers as a whole must bear the cost. Figures obtained at the e-'-y clerk's office shev that the election will cost the city 28 cents per vote ; cast. The Wal cost approximates $1,250. The number of votes cast was 4,372. Expenses of 1 election officials, according to Harry C. Eus-er, acting city clerk, is $728. He estimated that the miscellaneous expenses would total $500. The -cost in the second precinct of the-seventh ward will be more than $2 per vote. The election leaves the situation exactly as it was when the common council refused to pass the ordinance 'in May. What that -body will do now in regard to the change in the health board, is still a question, and aldermen stated last night that it cannot be ascertained until ; the question is brought np at a fu- . ture meeting. Some member; of the council are in favor, of pa. !ng the Mason substitute ordinance providing for a five-member health , board, appointed by the council, , while others may now stand p'- on 3 the present three member organize- ! tioa. a J

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