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ESTABLISHED 1878
StEAKOt HAD PART IN PtESIDEHTUU. UMPiIBI
$10.40 PER normi IS
SPENT BYCOUNTYIO
EDUCATE EACH CHILD
$337,845.51 Listed as Actual
Expenditure for School
Upkeep Past Year
TEXTBOOKS COST $10,456.13
<ndebtedne»t Total la $294,-
911.92; Teacher*’ Salaries
Are $193,886.66
Burleigh county, including Bis
marck, spent $10.40 per month on
each student educated in county
schools for the 1938-1929 year.
Tills was announced today by the
office of Miss Madge Runey. county
superintendent of schools, following
the completion of the annual Bur
leigh county school financial report
for the school year ending July !.
1929.
Schools in the county made actual
expenditures during the year of $337.*
§45.51 and warrant expenditures of
$337,112.27. Outstanding warrants,
come of which usually are carried
over each year, totaled $9,911.92 at
the end of the |ast fiscal year.
Actual expenditures made by
schools in the Bismarck special dis
trict totaled $139,351.59 while the
warrant expenditures were $142,138.05.
Two Schools Excluded
The county report covers expendi
tures of all schools which are main
tained by the state and county. Ttus
excludes St. Mary’s and the Bismarck
Indian school and private business
schools and colleges.
Only $8.60 per month was spent
last year on each person of school age
in the county, however, many of
school age not attending. County
students enrolled in school last year
totaled 3,876. of which 1,878 were Bis
marck pupils.
Total cost of new textbooks pur
chased last year is listed in the re
port as $10,456.13.
Schools Worth 115,7559*$
Total value of assessable school
property in the county is placed at
$15,755906. Total taxes levied for the
year were $280,025. The total value
of all school building property is
mated at $763900 while teachdragWT
totaling nine, are valued at $5987.
Total transportation charges paid
In the county for the year were $lB,-
57492. Seven school districts main
tain bus transportation service during
the school year. Seven districts have
not purchased books this year as is
required by the state law, the report
shows. Twelve schools serve hot
lunches to pupils at noon during the
winter. Medical inspections conduct
ed by Mrs. Prank Brown, school
nurse, totaled 104 during the term,
with 1.470 pupils being examined.
Total Indebtedness of county
schools July 1 was $2949.1192. This
total is made by the following: School
bonds outstanding. $268,000; certifi
cates of indebtedness, $19,400; and
warrants $6,911.92.
Salaries Total $19336636
All teachers in the county drew an
aggregate salary of $193300.66. Men
teachers drew an average salary of
$169.24 while the average woman
teacher was paid $120.04 each month.
One new school was built, another
moved, and a third remodeled while
«na«y were improved with minor re-
Datrs. Canfield built a stucco school
at a cost of $15300. Ecklund school
Nol 5 was moved from its position
four miles south of Wilton to Ma
comber. about three miles east of
Wilton. The move was made so that
children of miners would have a
shorter trip to the school. Two rooms
were added to the school at Mofflt.
La Guardis Describes
Two as Tax Favorites
New York. Oct. 1.-(AV-Fiorello M.
La Ouardla, Republican candidate for
mayor, today named John D. Rocke
ferre. Jr., and August Heckscher.
philanthropist, among a group who
he said were favored to the extent of
$71300300 by unfair city tax assess-
La Ouardla charged that "tax
racketeering ” by Tammany Hall and
the administration of Mayer James J.
Walker had shunted a huge tax as
sessment from favored wealthy land
owners to small property owners.
HO named William K. Todd. Brook
lyn shipbuilder and friend of former
Governor Alfred I. Smith and Mayor
Walker; Samuel Untermyer, chief
, counsel for the city in traction fare
eases; the estate of Rodman Wans
mpher. and other individuals and
corporations as beneficiaries of tax
400 Flame Fighters
Fail to Stem Blaze
Boquiam, Wash., Oet. 1. (F) —
Transforming the rich virgin Masker
of the upper North Elver valley Into
an Inferno bf leaping flames and
dome smoke, the worst fir* of the
Oravs Harbor section in many yiaia
today was .eating into green tbnber
4 and defying a force of mors than four
Imdfid fighters.
Gamp number five of the Boginaw
„ Timber company was wiped out, ex
% cept for three small buildings, in the
snoop of the flames over three sec
tions sinoe late Sunday afternoon,
when the fire started.
tfnnilß ARMY NOR NAVY
Atom* Park, N. J.. Oct L-iffh-Bv
-1 entt Sodth, negro, will be careful
F hereafter about how/he speaks to po
tteatocn. Be asked • truffle officer
whether he went to West Point or
nU wu fined 910 for die
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THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE
GOV. CHRISTIANSON IS ROILED
BY COAST ATTONEY*S CHARGES
| Suffolk Welcomes 1
Descendant of Man
It Ran Out of Town i
♦ —: 4
Sudbury, Eng., Oct I.—(9*)—This
ancient Suffolk town whleh 300 years
ago made things so hot for a Puritan
named Dawes that he fled to wildest
America, turned out today with flags,
smllea and hearty hospitality to a
descendant of that self-same Dawes.
The visitor was Oeneral Charles O.
Dawes, American ambassador to
Qreat Britain. He and Mrs. Dawes
arrived by motor car this afternoon
and were met by Borough officials
who escorted the ambassador to the
town hall where Mayor Fitzgerald
presented him with the honorary
freedom of the Borough.
The mayor paid tribute to the
“stiffnecked" citisens of Sudbury who
early in the seventeenth century fled
to a strange land rather than sub
mit to religious persecution. That
same stubborn, frank character, he
said, was as necessary today In work
ing out the Anglo-American move for
world peace.
The crowd in the council chamber
cheered as Ambassador Dawes signed
the roll of honorary freemen and he
was applauded again and again in his
speech of acknowledgement.
TOWNLEY-UPSHAW
SERIES OF DEBATES
ARE BEING PLANNED
Association Against Prohibition
Amendment Doniot Employ
ing League Founder
Plans for a series of debates in
North Dakota between A. C. Townley
and William D. Upshaw are being ar
ranged.
Townley, former leader of the Non
partisan League and now an advocate
of modification of the liquor laws,
reiterated in Minot today his state
ment that he waa ready at any time
to debate the prohibition issue with
Upshaw, former Georgia congressman
and often referred to as “the Abra
ham Lincoln of the Prohibition Move
towni* 1 Upshaw has been lecturing
on prohibition in North Dakota upon
invitation of the North Dakota Anti-
Saloon League.
Thomas W. Gales, state superin
tendent of the Anti-Saloon League,
announced in Fargo yesterday that he
was making arrangements for the de-
bate serial He was awaiting further
word from Townley before announc
ing the city in which the first debate
will be conducted.
Simultaneously with the debate
challenges and announcements comes
the statement from Henry H. Curran,
New York City, president of the As
sociation Against the Prohibition
Amendment, that Townley "does not
represent this association and never
did.” Curran said that he had learned
that Townley stated that he was con
nected with the organisation.
Townley gave no reason for his
visit to Minot today and likewise was
silent as to the status of his organi
sation, launched to bring about
changes in the "dry" laws.
While st Minot. Townley brook
fasted with Usher L. Burdick. Fargo
attorney, and E. E. Oreen. Jamestown,
secretary of the North Dakota Farm
ers Union. He also encountered Wil
liam Lemke, Fargo, fanner attorney
general under the Nonpartisan re
gime, in a hotel lebby. Lemke Is ap
pearing In Ward county district court
for a client.
Famed Hero of World
War Broadcasts Talk
Washington, Oet. I.—(AV-Sergeant
Alvin C. York, America's outstanding
World war hero, will apeak over the
radio Thursday in a special program
arranged in connection with a mili
tary carnival and exposition at Wash
ington barracks.
The program which will be broad
cast over the National Broadcasting
company system between 4 And 5 p.
m- will include also the voices of Ser
geant Harry M. Parsons, who sent
York’s patrol out upon the exploit
that brought him glory, and Oeneral
Chariot P. Summerall, chief of staff
of the army. Floyd Gibbons, war
norrespondmt. will give an socount
of the TOUMMseo mountaineer's
achievement., ,
KING'S BISTER ILL
Braemer. Scotland. Oet. l.—<F)—A
medical bulletin issued this morning
said the condition of the Princess
Royal. Louisa Victoria Alexandra
Dagroar. Duchess of Fife, was un
changed after a disturbed night. She
Is the sister of Kins Goers* and two
years his junior.
Death Ends Brief Bandit’s Career of
; : Grid Sur-Mmister-Radio Annoimcer
* La Mars, lowa. Oet. I.—(3l—A 16-
year-career included stardom
In ertlogt football circles, ordination
to the evangelloal ministry, opsrotlon
of a radio station, and three bom*
career In banditry ended for Bax
Frotkey with his death by his own
bands hire ymtsrday.
Frolkey suspoetsd of the robbery of
the Sioux Center bank after his ear
bad been Mtnfflftd as the on* the
bandit used in his holdup at l a, m.
yesterday was questioned at bis home
here two hours liter. Upon his pro
ttstotwns of tontocnec he was not
arrestod. but Officers kept a watch on
hi» hento,
Warrant Out for ‘Phantom Gun
man’s’ Arrest—if St. Paul
Can Find Him
DENIES HELPING CRIMINAL
Fitts Says ‘Minnesota Hardest
Spot in United States to
Secure Cooperation'
St. Paul, Oct. I. —(APl —The heavy
stream of criticism, directed by Los
Angeles authorities continued to play
on Gov. Theodore Christianson today
while Morrie Miller, St. Paul gunman,
lived up to his sobriquet—the “Phan
tom."
The latest reiteration of Buron
Pitts, Los Angeles district attorney,
of his condemnation of the governor,
evoked replies from three quarters.
The governor charged Fitts with
"misstatement of facts."
The Ramsey county sheriff prom
ised to seek a bench warrant today
for Miller’s arrest—if he can find him.
(Milled jumped a SIO,OOO bond here
and disappeared.)
Charges ‘Frameap’
William J. Quinn, attorney for
Miller, chimed in with “bootlegger’’
and “frameup" in referring to the
identification of Miller by David An
tlnk, Hollywood druggist, whose slay
ing last week led to the criticism of
Minnesota authorities. Quinn charged
Antlnk was a bootlegger and that his
identification of Miller at the extradi
tion hearing here was a “frameup.”
Miller was wanted on the coast in
connection with robbery of a drug
company cashier six years ago.
Allegations of Pitts that the gov
ernor abetted a delay in extradition
proceedings for Miller, which result
ed In his subsequent disappearance,
aroused Christianson.
Pitts Throws Dust*
’‘When he (Fitts) speaks of ‘politi
cal influence’ he underestimates the
intelligence of the people," said
Christianson, who claimed the Los
Angeles attorney "throws dust" and
"makes a cheap attempt to confuse
the public."
The governor declared he followed
the law and stated coast officers
could have averted a delay in the ex
tradition proceedings. Pitts observed
that the Minnesota executive’s office
"is reputed generally through law en
forcing circles as the hardest and
toughest spot in the United States to
secure cooperation in the extradition
of persons charged with crime."
Meanwhile, an early arrest in the
Antink slaying was promised by Los
Angeles authorities. They said they
knew who killed the Hollywood drug
gist and that his slayers would be
nabbed in a few hours.
1,000 LICENSES ARE
ISSUED TO NItODS
Huntora Find Prairie Chickens
Scarce and Wary on the
Opening Day's Shoot
With the chicken hunting season
opening yesterday in North Dakota,
hunting licenses issued in Burleigh
county had swelled to near the 1.000
total mark last night. It was an
nounced today by A. C. Isaminger,
county auditor.
Licenses Issued to hunters shortly
before the opening of the duck sea
son Sept. 16 totaled only 500, half of
the sportsmen awaiting the chicken
season opening to begin their fall
shooting.
Hunters after chickens the opening
day this year were fewer than those
the opening day last yeai-, largely be
cause the season opened on a Monday
rather than Sunday, because chickens
are few and extremely wild, and be
cause duck shooting the last two
weeks has made chickens extremely
wary of humans.
The season will continue until Oet.
16.
Pantages Faces Trial
After Motion Denials
Los Angeles, Oet. I.—(Bi-Alex
ander Pantages, 54, who ran a stake
wrested from the Yukon In goldrush
days to a 615300300 vaudeville theatre
chain, faeed trial today In Superior
Judge Charles Pricke's court on two
chsrges of sassult brought by Eunice
Pringle. 17-year-old dancer.
Pantages' efforts to postpone the
ordosl until he had recovered from
the phytoeal strain of the trial which
resulted in Ms wife’s conviction of
manslaughter, and to obtain a change
of. venue, felled yesterday. .
Re left his home and went to e
farm owned by bis wife. Handing
the tenant. P. aagg which
he said he had stolen ftp the Sioux
Center hank. Frolkey Sint Into a
btfm ftpd tyifaif through the
head. He died a few hours later.
The motive for Protkey’s act is un
known. His wife was reported to he
one of the wealthiest women in Ply
mouth eountv.
Frolkey in his college days was a
star on the Western Union college
eleven hare. After his graduation he
was ordained an Evangelical minister,
but was net serving a pastorate at the
tune of Ms dstth. He fermirly oper
ated radio station KWUC Mr*.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1929
Bull Montana, film heavy, and his bride, Mary Paulson Montana, Just after
their marriage at Bull’s Hollywood home.
RAYON MILLS PRESIDENT FOUND
DEAD IN BED, WRISTS SLASHED
Inquest Into Strange Death De
layed Until Arrival of
Elizabethton. Tenn., Oct. I.— iJP)
Konsul W. C. Hummer, acting presi
dent of the American Bemberg and
Glanzstoff corporations, Rayon Mills,
was found dead in bed at his home
shortly after 8 o'clock today, his
wrists slashed by a razor blade.
The body was discovered by a maid.
The razor blade was found on the
floor by the side of the bed. Spots
of blood led into the bathroom from
Dr. Hummer’s room, and his bed was
Ben Allen, county attorney general.
Immediately summoned detectives
from Washington and Atlanta, and
held up the inquest until the detec
tives should arrive.
No motive for suicide could be ad
vanced by members of the family.
Officers would not discuss the proba
bility of murder. A front window of
the house was open, and a flower box
on the edge had been smashed. A.
B. Williams, a deputy sheriff, who.
with Sheriff Moreland were the first
officers to reach the house, said it
looked like suicide.
Mott Will Dedicate
Third St Placidus
Worship Structure
(Tribune Special Service)
Mott. N. D., Oct. I.—The third St.
Placidus Catholic church building,
located 14 mUes northeast of Mott, is
to be dedicated next Sunday, Oct. 6.
Bishop's mass will be conducted at
8 a. m. by Right Reverend Bishop
Wehrle. Bismarck. High mass at
8:30 will be in charge of the pastor.
Vincent Amman. Solemn high man
will be sung at 10 by Very Reverend
Cuthbert, Richardton, assisted by Pr.
Rosters, Mott, and Fr. Amamdus,
Richardton.
Women of the church will serve
dinner at noon. Confirmation serv
ices will be conducted by Right Rever
end Bishop Wehrle at 3 p. m. The
Richardton choir will render ap
propriate special music. Roads and
weather permitting, it is expected
there will be many visitors present.
The original church building was
burned two years ago.
A new building was erected last
year. Just before dedication it was
burned from an explosion of gasoline
fumes In the basement. The new
building and furniture cost approxi
mately $30300.
French Flyers Might
Have Been Shot Down
As Russian Aviators
Le Bourget, France, Oct. I.—(F>
Possibility was advanced here today
that Captain Dleudonne Coste and Ms
mechanic. Jacques Sellouts, might
have flown within the lines of the
Chinese army in Manchuria and have
been mistaken for Russian aviators.
It was feared that in such an event
the Frenchmen would have been fired
upon and perhaps brought down since
their machine was painted red, the
color most often associated with the
Soviet military.
The two aviators have been mtsrtng
more then too hours since setting out
Friday morning tor Vladivostok. Si
beria. A message that they had been
sighted yesterday flying eastward over
Novosibirsk, Siberia, toward Irkutsk,
generally was reserded as garbled end
as meaning Saturday or early Sdadey
rather than Monday.
Grain Loan* Policy Is
Outlined in Circular
Fargo. N. D., Oet. l.—<av-A circu
lar outlining the policy to be followed
ter Nrth rufcw*,* banker* in ntUof
loans on stored grain and detaSteg
the provisions of the insurance policy
to be carried by loaning banka on
such grain, has been sent out ter of
fleers of the North Dakota Bankers
association here.
•3
Ball Montana at the Wedding
Detectives
I ‘Bum Bridge Player’
1 Is Killed by Spouse
Kansas City. Oct. I. (A*) The
bridge game which caused the fatal
shooting here yesterdt.y of John C.
Bennett by his wife was for but one
tenth of a cent a point, and the par
ticular hand which evoked the fatal
quarrel made the Bennetts loser oy
20 cents over a period of three hours
of play.
Bennett was shot after an argu
ment which when his wife
angrily termed him “a bum bridge
player.” Retaliatory words were fol
lowed by mounting anger, and finally
Bennett, western sales manager for
a New York perfume company, struck
his wife. Sobbing, she rushed to her
mother’s bedroom and obtained a gun.
with which she shot her husband
twice.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hoffman,
with whom the Bennetts were playing,
■aid the hand on which Bennett went
set, after his wife had raised his one
spade bid to four spades, with an in
tervening bid of two diamonds, was
“wonderful.”
VAN ORMAN MRS
WINNER OF DAG RACE
St. Louis. Oct. I.—(J»> —Traveling
the shortest distance yet recorded to
win In the Gordon Bennett interna
tional balloon races. Ward T. Van
Orman, civilian pilot of the Goodyear
VHX. was the apparent winner of the
eighteenth renewal which started
here Saturday. The airboard of the
St. Louis Chamber of Commerce com
puted his mileage to a point three
miles north of Troy, Ohio, as 355
miles.
Three Scouts Receive
Eagle Badges Tonight
Three Bismarck boy scouts tonight
will receive Eagle badges in recogni
tion of their scouting activities. They
are Melvin Munger. Robert Hoskins,
and Robert Edick, all members of
troop No. 2.
Presentation of the badges will be
made by Governor George P. Shafer
at a meeting of the local Court of
Honor at the high school gymnasium
at 7:30 o’clock. Judge A. M. Chris
tianson, of the state supreme court,
chairman of the Court of Honor, will
preside at the meeting.
Mystery Shrouds Fatal
Shooting of Detective
Havre de Grace. Md.. Oct. I.
Authorities, with nothing more tan
gible than a discarded pistol to work
mot are searching for the assassin
who late last night shot and killed
A. A. Morrison of New York, Pinker
ton detective assigned to the Havre
da Orace race track, while he was on
Ida wap home through a darkened
atrast,
Morrison, according to several per
sona who won standing on the corner
about M yards from the scene of the
fatal shooting, had made a purchase
at the corner drug store and started
for his hotel. He woo aeeooted bp the
man. who said “Now I’ve got you, ’
fired six obgts into his body, and fled.
Minnesota Distillery
Found in Three Caves
Minneapolis, Oct. I.—<P>—A com
plete underground distillery, housed
In throe adjoining caves on a farm in
Plain township, two miles east of
JahnsvlUe. in Anoka county, was dis
ooversd bp federal admits under M. L.
Knutoon, lost nips.
Fourmen wore sirs abed, o 1,400 gal
lon still destroyed, and OJOQ gallons
of mash confiscated as well as other
equipment. including a gasoline en
gide. bottling and canning equipment,
two automcbiles and a truck.
Too hop* on a hunting trip, found
toecavm. ado rOjdrtod their find to
I,OW DRUMS ROLL OUT MARCH
BEAT FOR PARADING VETERANS
American Legion Forgets Busi
ness to Stage Six-Hour Pa
rade at Louisville
BOSTON, LOS ANGELES VIE
'Dark Horse’ May Be Elected
National Commandar, at
Candidates Are Few
Louisville. Ky.. Oct. I.—(TP)—Men
who dragged blistered feet over shell
torn roads In France today blithely
kept step with a thousand drums in
honor of a memory and for the en
tertainment of a host of applauding
onlookers.
Bhoulders that 11 years ago drooped
under pack straps today were held in
positions of military squareness as
more than 30,000 men who were “the
boss" of 1918 passed the reviewing
stand in the parade of the eleventh
national American Legion convention.
It was a six-hour parade for those
who took part in the exhibition, for
every delegation was ordered to be at
its allotted place at 10 a. m.. and the
official closing time was 4 p. m. The
line as formed extended from the
Memorial auditorium, a few blocks
from the downtown district, three
miles out Third street to the campus
of the University of Louisville.
199 Drum Corps Strut
In the line of march were approxi
mately 100 drum and bugle corps and
almost half as many full-fledged
bands, coming literally from the four
corners of the nation and represent
ing every one of the 48 states. The
members of these organizations, men
whose hair already is graying or
growing thin, wore uniforms at onee
spectacular and uncomfortable. Some
sported fur shakoes, but for the most
part the headgear consisted of “tin
hats,” polished to mirror like bright
ness.
Brigadier General Ellerbc Carter of
Louisville as grand marshal of the
parade lead the marching thousands.
Next came Edward E. Spafford. im
mediate past national commander.
The two national champion musical
organizations at the 1928 convention
ted the rest of the marchers, the
Miami, Fla., drum corps and the
Wichita, Kansas, band.
Two Fights Seen
But even ns the Legionnaires
marched through Louisville streets
preparations were under way for the
two big fights on the floor of the con
vention-selection of the convention
city and the election of national offi
cers.
The 1930 gathering will be either at
Boston or at Los Angeles. The com
mittee on time and place of the next
convention last night reported cither
is qualified to entertain the Legion
naires, leaving the matter to be voted
on by the convention tomorrow.
Election of officers comes Thurs
day. Legion politics is a peculier af
fair in that there are no avowed can
didates for office. Those mentioned
most frequently for commander to
date are O. L. Bodenheimer, Eldor
ado, Ark.; Albert L. Cox, Raleigh, N.
C.; Ralph T. O’Neil, Topeka, Kansas,
and Ned White, of Connecticut. The
consensus of opinion was that any one
of them might be elected, but that a
“dark horse” had an even chance.
Detroit Boy Kidnaped
Playing With Brother
Detroit, Oct. I.—</P>—Jackie. 5-year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry 8.
Thompson, was kidnaped from in
front of his home late yesterday as
he played with his brother, Henry,
Jr.. 7.
The older boy was unable to tell
whether the two persons who ab
ducted his brother were men or wom
en. The kidnapers drove away in a
coupe as Mrs. Thompson, who had
been upstairs, ran to the front porch
of the home after hearing Jackie
scream.
Minnesota ‘Gag Law 9
Tested in December
St. Paul. Oct. 1. OP) —A test of
Minnesota's so-called ‘‘gag law,”
scheduled before the state supreme
court today on appeal of J. M. Near,
publisher of the Saturday Press, for
mer Minneapolis weekly, from an or
der permanently restraining him
from publishing this paper, has keen
set for December 2.
After 11 issues of the Saturday
Press were published. In which
charges of protected gambling in
Minneapolis and other official cor
ruption were made, Hennepin County
Attorney Floyd B. Olson on a peti
tion, obtained on injunction to sup
press the paper.
During the last session of the legis
lature an attempt was made to repeal
this law, but was defeated.
‘You First, My Dear Gaston’ Policy
Settles Capital Social Controversy
Washington. Oct. I.— <JPb-' The ex
tremely complicated questions of pre
cedence involved in the oeremonial
functions which will attend the visit
here of Prime Minister MacDonald
seemed today to have been answered
to the satisfaction of everybody di
rectly concerned.
As a result Washington society was
assured today tha- any embarrassing
revival, during the distinguished vis
itor's stay, of the controversy over the
rank of Mrs. Edward Everett -Gann,
sister and official hostess of the vice
president, had been made extremely
unlikely. j,
The end of the state department s
worries and the eager speculations of
ethers interested came about through
I Stark County Has
I Exterminated One j
| Of Thriving: Towns !
• 4
(Tribune Special Service)
Dickinson. N. D.. Oct. I.—There is
one town less this week in Stark
county, one which proclaimed itself
in yip yapping from several hundred
throats last week.
County Extension Agent Charles
Eastgate exterminated it the first of
this week. It was a prairie dog town
covering 300 acres south of Dagluin,
the southwestern corner of the coun
ty. on land owned by C. H. Starke.
Dickinson, and operated by Richard
Burwick.
Eastgate scattered a concoction of
oats and strychnine in the vicinity of
the holes and witnessed deaths by
the score before he left the field. The
poisonous potion is described by him
as “delicately mixed as an angel food
cake.”
The land thus cleared of the pests
bears perfectly good soil only made
to appear barren because of such
close pasturing by the prairie dogs.
Eastgate declares.
$38,000 BISMARCK
TALLOW FACTORY
PLANNEDBY SLOVEN
Only Induetrial Plant of Type in
North Dakota Will Em
ploy 15 Men
A $38,000 plant for the manufac
ture of cracklings and tallow, the
first of its kind in North Dakota, will
begin operations in Bismarck in about
60 days.
The plant will be built by the new
ly-organized Northern Rendering
company, formed here by Sam Sloven,
proprietor of the Northern Hide and
Fur company. Bismarck, and his
brother Jack Sloven, local merchant.
The factory will be built on prop
erty one-quarter of a mile south of
U. S. highway No. 10. one mile east
of the city. The company owns 96’ i
acres there. The building itself, which
will be concrete, two stories, and 44
by 50 feet, will cost in the neighbor
hood of SB,OOO. Machinery will cost
about $30,000.
Fifteen men will be employed at
the plant W'hen it opens, Mr. Sloven
announced. Bids on construction
have been called for and work on the
building is expected to begin next
week, about 45 days being allowed for
the building. Plans were drawn by
Van Horn and Ritterbush Brothers,
local architects.
Armour Packing company, Fargo,
and the Northern Packing company.
Grand Forks, both have plants for
rendering lard for their own business
but do not manufacture cracklings or
tallow from dead animals. Mr. Sloven
said.
Sloven expects his plant will turn
out between 250.000 and 1.000,000
pounds of tallow each year and from
4)000,000 to 10,000,000 pounds of “small
chunk” cracklings. The plant will
not manufacture cake cracklings.
The tallow will be sold to soap fac
tories, mostly in Chicago. The crack
lings, a food base for mixture with
others foods for animal feed, will be
marketed mostly in hog areas in Wis
consin. Minnesota. lowa and Nebras
ka. though attempts will be made to
interest North Dakota farmers in
using the product on a large scale
here.
Cracklings are made from bones
and hard flesh of horses, cattle, and
hogs, while tallow comes from the
fatty part of the animals.
Large metal cooker vats, in which
the animal substance will be cooked,
and propeller apparatus for drying
the cracklings will make up the
greatest part of the machinery.
The company also expects to mar
ket about 10,000 horse and cow hides
each year. The company will pur
chase old horses for raw material
from a territory extending 200 miles
In all directions from Bismarck. Car
casses of horses, cows and hogs will
be hauled by the company free of
charge in a territory 75 miles from
Bismarck in all directions.
An expert from Chicago is expected
to be named manager of Bismarck's
new industry.
The property on which the plant
will be built was purchased by the
company in August from the Chicago.
Milwaukee. St. Paul and Pacific rail-
road company, the
ing 13,000.
C. J. Latte, movie theater owner of
Shenandoah. lowa, who gained no
toriety when he advertised a picture
as "terrible,” is to manage a theatre
at New Haven, Conn.
a series of courteous withdrawals of
precedence rights. Vice President
Curtis waived his right to sit next to
Mrs. Hoover at the white house din
ner, and Mrs. Gann relinquMhed hers
to occupy a similar position with the
president. Mr. MacDonald will be Mrs.
Hoover's escort, and Lady Isabella
Howard, wife of the British ambassa
dor, will dine at the right of the chief
executive.
Previous waivers of precedence had
come from Sir Esme Hopard. who
outranks his prime minister because,
as ambassador, he is toe personal rep
resentative of their king, and from
the prime minister *t behalf of his
daughter Tshbel, with the requsst that
toe be given no ofHetel rank.
The Weather
Generally fair tonight and Wed
nesday. Not much change.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ENDORSED HOOVER'S 1
NAVAL VIEWS UNDER 1
‘SEA POWER’LETTER 1
Shipbuilding Probe Switches 9
Suddenly to Lobbyist's J
Work for President J
DENIES BEING CROOK OR SPY J
Shearer Called Notorious Asso- |fl
date of Kid McCoy and J
Jewel Thieves j
Washington. Oct. I.—(/T»—Tlie sen* J
ate’s shipbuilding investigation veered
suddenly for a time today from the Jm
events of the 1927 Geneva naval con- H
ference to the part William B. Shear- M
er said he played in the last presiden- I
tial campaign. ■
Appearing as a witness for the sec- I
ond consecutive day. Shearer testified 1
that upon the suggestion of Senator f|
Moses of New Hampshire. Represent- rtfl
ative Bacon of New York, and a Mr.
Archer, he had gone to Massachu- afl
setts, looked up Louis K. Liggett. Re- 1
publican national committeeman for 1
that state, and made a speech and I
that others had used his article en*
titled “Sea Power." ffl
Moses and Bacon were prominent
in Republican campaign activities [';<•
while Archer was described by Shear- j
er as an assistant to Senator Allen. *1
Republican. Kansas, who was dlrec-; I
tor of publicity for the Republican 1
national committee and now is a J
member of the investigation commit- M
tec.
Kept Employment Secret jfl
Senator Robinson, Democrat, Ark
ansas. turned the committee toward ■
the campaign after Shearer, who re-, I
ceived $25,000 from three shipbuilding’ M
corporations for representing them at fl
Geneva, had said S. W. Wakeman. 9
head of the Bethlehem shipbuilding 4s
corporation, conceived the idea of ■
keeping secret his employment by the
shipbuilders. ■
He testified Wakeman had given «j
him his instructions at a private con- 9
fcrence and that T. p. Palen, vice 9
president of the Newport News Ship- ■
building and Dry Dock company, ac- 9
quiesced. Asked about Clinton L. I
Bardo. Shearer said Wakeman and U
Palen said he would "trail along.” f|
"What reason did they give?” in- ■
quired Robinson. J
Pacifist Influence Great I
“They considered that the so-called J
pacifist influence in the United States I
had become so great,” the witness 1
said, ‘ and that 26 Broadway was so
near you know. J. d. Rockefeller in ifl
a way is affiliated with the Bethle- I
hem interests. Ivy Lee is the press 1
agent of the Rockefellers and also of *S
the Bethlehem crowd and I believe 1
of the British government. The ship- 1 jl
builders had paid him $150,000 and t: 9
suppose they didn’t want to puncture J
his vanity.” I
At one Juncture a committee mem- I
ber objected to Shearer referring to n
former secretary of state. Prank B. fl
Kellogg, as “Nervous Nellie” but tha* jfl
witness insisted that is the way hrfS ffl
spoke of him in the conversation hoi I
was relating. He added he did not! j|
call Mr. Kellogg that in public. Rob- ! M
inson then continued his questioning il
about the campaign. Shearer said
that Nicholas Murray Butler, presl-i I 1
dent of Columbia university, had!
“Jumped on the navy views of Her-;
bert Hoover as expressed In his ac-j
ceptance address and I wrote an oped I
letter in reply.” 11
Publicists Liked Letter E
Archer and "others.” he added, had m
liked the letter, explaining that thia M
had prompted his participation in the p*
campaign in Massachusetts.
“My article ‘Sea Power.’" he test!- iM
fied, "was used by the speakers and 11
I really was getting the British in- 9
terested.” ■
"That’s why you were sent then?** 38
asked Robinson. HI
"Yes, sir,” he answered.
Washington, Oct. —The '
senate’s investigators had in their
record today, with more to coma, a
good deal about William B. Shearer's
life history and his own vigorous,
slangy, colorful version of his efforts
“to get out the American side of tha J
story” while employed by American ,'1
ship builders at Geneva during tha j
unsuccessful 1927 arms limitation con
ference.
The record, spiced with Shearer’*
(Continued on page nine.) )
Bailey Has Position i
In Investment House;
Announcement that he has ae*
cepted the position of state wmwf -
for the Fidelity Investment aeaoci
ation of Wheeling. West Virginia, waa
made here today by 1. O. Bailey, for
mer secretary of the state securitise
commission.
The company la one which sella
annuity or savings contracts, purchas
ers receiving a stipulated rate of In- |
tercet on money deposited with tha 9
company and participating in tha -ft
profits of the organisation. ft
When the North Dakota armSp L
Mtlon is completed, Bailey said, n* ■
expects to have 90 salesmen on tha m
job. j§
Bailey wUI leave Thursday far Chi- 9
eago to spend a few days in tha 9
office of the firm there. m
KI'UUNI MAY MOT , - j|
Sitka. Alaska, Oct. I_<*>-Tbe four 9
Russian aviators flying tha mono . - 9
Plane "Land of tha Seriate" ftmfK
Moscow to New York, r—ilnidmUM
Sitka today after deriding ta Sast- > > 4 r 9
pone a scheduled bap mairnißS :9
for Seattle. TOO miles south. They.- ’9
— mAII ♦aha M—
proumoiy wih 'in 91 *9
tnaton city \maam. If waathgiaSyJ
dmwiff are tsvSMMh - •

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