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North Dakota’s
Oldest Newspaper
Wilton Boy Accidentally Killed
Pageant Depicts Western
Custer Scouts and Trappers, In
dians, Cowboys and Six-
Shooters Featured
School Children of Red River
p Valley Special Quests at
Historic Affair
TJrpleal scenes of western North
Dakota and the Missouri Valley in
frontier days were being reproduced
today in Fargo as 1,000 Shriners par
ticipated in the annual El Zagal
Shrine spring ceremonial, the prin
cipal feature of which was the pageant
“Covered Wagon Days in the Land of
the Dacotahs.”
Western North Dakota features of
the pageant were Bismarck's Custer
scouts and trappers, Mandan’s Indian
Shriners and their tepees, Killdeer’s
cowboys and cowgirls, and Dickinson’s
six-shooters. Jamestown sent a group
of ranchers to the affair.
El Zagal’s nobles, numbering many
hundreds, sallied forth in uniform to
meet early morning trains on which
came representatives of Shrine tem
ples from throughout the northwest.
Serenading by visiting bodies and
local groups occupied much of the
forenoon, although many Shriners
played golf or billiards and enjoyed
themselves in the Shrine club rooms
prior to the pageant.
The pageant was staged in honor
of 10,000 school children in the Red
River Valley and they were addressed
by Miss Bertha Palmer, state super
intendent of public instruction. Miss
Palmer pointed out the necessity of
progressive spirit among the younger
generation and said “school children
of today are blossoms from hardy
stock 4>f the pioneers of SO and 100
veers ago."
Thq pageant proper began at 2 p.
m. on the green hillsides of El Zagal
bowl, a natural amphitheater where
thousands of persons gathered to
watch the historical spectacle, staged
under the direction of A. G. Arvold.
founder of the little -country theatre
movement. A thousand characters
are taging part.
The bowl wai set with reproductions
of bits of frontier scenery, such as
Prank Little’s store of sod from Dunn
county and the Oakdale postoffice.
A butte from the Killdeer country al
so has been reproduced.
A pageant processional will follow
the pageant and this evening will be
occupied with a “covered wagon sup
per” in the temple, initiations and
the closing events in the park.
Shriners going from here to the
“Covered Wagon” ceremonial at Par
go, last evening, found that they had
drawn together a larger train party
than they had provided for. AU could
travel in the sleeper attached to the
7:40 train for them, but 15 of them
had to be accommodated with berths
in other cars. The sleeper sufficed
for 35.
The special car will be sidetracked
at Fargo and the Bismarck party
with berths reserved in it will board
it at midnight and come back in com
fort, arriving here at 11 o’clock Sat
urday forenoon.
The outfits for the pageant make
up were sent to Fargo unopened and
the participants made up their roles
there. Carl Nelson was “General
Custer” and the remainder of the Bis
marck nobles were either trappers
or Custer scouts.
Many of the nobles from here went
to Fargo by car, so that the Bismarck
area was well represented in the
crowds at the Gate City today.
Mother of Four Is
Found Shot to Death
Chicago. May 23.—OP)—The four
children of Mrs. Marie Pelletier. 40.
last night heard muffled shots out
side their suburban Berwyn home,
and they Joined a group of neighbors
on the sidewalk to find their mother
had been shot to death.
The woman’s husband, just return
ing from a store, also was attracted
to the scene.
The absence of Mrs. Pelletier’s
purse led Berwyn police to the imme
diate conclusion she had been killed
by robbers. The purse was found in
the backyard of the Pelletier home
* today by a neighbor and detectives
believed it had been flung there by
the slayer:
A mystery angle developed when
pieces of cloth believed to be blood
stained were found in the Pelletier
kitchen. No member of the family
, could Identify the cloth.
Four youths were arrested as sus
pects after a lively chase during
which .they threw away a brown
pocketbook. Police continued to hold
the four, after Mrs. Pelletier’s purse
had been found. They were,' police
said, known purse snatchers.
Last week a purse. snatcher shot
Mrs. Katherine Plha, 66. of Cicero.
„ when she refused to give him her
Los Angeles, May 23.—(A*) —Mrs.
Elizabeth Prosser. 81, internationally
known painter and claimant, to an
ancient English title, died late last
night at her studio home atop one
of Los Angele&s highest hill*
Minneapolis Woman
Frightens Bandits
Minneapolis, May 23.—UP)—A wom
an who fired a revolver for the first
time in her life scared away two ban
dits who attempted to hold up her
husband last night.
Willard J. Welch cried out as two
men faced him as he was about to put
his automobile in the garage. His
wife, hearing the cry. snatched up a
revolver and ran to the door.
She fired four shots and the men
fled. Then she collapsed in the arms
of her husband. Police believe one
of the men. who returned the fire,
was wounded.
Anti-Saloon League Head Says
Conditions Are Better Now
Than Under Coolfdge
Washington, May 23.—UP)—The
conviction that prohibition was being
enforced more effectively nowadays
than under the Coolidge administra
tion was expressed to the senate
lobby committee today by F. Scott
Mcßride, Anti-Saloon league super
Concluding seven days of testimony
Mcßride was confronted with a letter
he wrote last January in which he
said he was convinced a complaint
against President Hoover and Secre
tary Mellon was wrong.
“There was a time when I had
something of the same feeling," he
wrote. “But on thorough investiga
tion I have reached the conclusion
that Mellon has gone just as far on
prohibition enforcement as his su
periors wanted him to go and I do
not believe he 4s now stahdlng in the
way of effective prohibition enforce
The dry worker Informed Benator
Caraway he yet believed Mellon
“went just as far as those associated
with him wanted him to go."
Without mentioning names, the
Arkansas senator inquired “Do you
mean his superior, the chtef execu
Mcßride assented.
He was followed on the stand by
Edward B. Dunford, Anti-Saloon
league counsel, who testified Its re
ports to congress on political expen
ditures conformed with the law.
The committee adjourned until
net Tuesday.
Temporary Ambassador Castle
Believes Powers Are Re
alizing Mistakes
Tokyo, May 23.—(A s )—William R.
Castle Jr., appointed United States
embassador to Japan for the dura
tion of the London naval conference,
at a farewell dinner given in his hon
or tonight by the America-Japan so
ciety, declared that post-conference
relations between Japan and America
will be based upon a trust of real
The dinner was attended by mem
bers of the Japanese cabinet and oth
er dignitaries.
“We have often misinterpreted each
other,” the ambassador said. “Japan
has often believed that America was
trying to cripple her Influence in the
far east, and America has ofter felt
that Japan had designs in this part
of the world which no Japanese ever
considered. What America must
learn is that just because Japan’s
Interests here are vital; that Just be
cause Japan’s trade with China is of
paramount importance. Japan must
and will be the guardian of peace in
the Pacific.”
Temperamental Star
Suffers Breakdown
Los Angeles, May 23.—(A*)—Jetta
Goud&l, motion picture actress, was
in a sanitarium here today recuper
ating from a nervous breakdown. Hos
pital attendants said her condition
was not critical.
Miss Goudal, known as Hollywood’s
“most temperamental actress,” was
awarded a $31,000 judgment against
Pathe Studios, Inc., a year ago for
back pay after she had been dis
charged for an alleged “tempera
mental outburst.”
Trusty Escapes Prison, but Stops
To Take Bath; In ‘Solitary’ Now
Canon City, Colo.. May 23.—(A 1 ) . ence, Colo., 10 miles distant, found .
Danny Reardon, erstwhile trusty In 1 a stranger asleep in his establish- FLYER CLAIMS NEW RECORD
the Colorado state prison, was secure- { ment. Darmstadt, Germany, May 2. (JP) —
ly behind steel bars today because he I Searching guards arrived about the A baby plane of the Academic flying
halted an apparently successful! same time. The slumbering stranger Rroup piloted by Aviator Voigt today
escape and took a bath. was Danny. reached an altitude of 8.400 meters,
Danny, fed up with prison fare. 1 “Took a. bath and went to sleep<Bbout 27.500 feet). The flyer claimed
walked sway from the institution he sadd in weary explanation as be ?o international record The prevl
yesterday some hours later. A A j was shoved into the hole." prison i ous mark for planes of this class is
Fry, bathhouse proprietor at Flor- Jargon for solitary. 7,730 metc-rs.
Chicago Law Breakers Associa-
tion Seeks Money From
' Racing Men •
Red Terror, Active in St. Louis,
is Believed to Be Another
Name of Same Gang
Belleville, 111., May 23.—UP) —A tele
gram demanding $45,000 tribute has
geen received here by William Reich
ert Jr., wealthy race horse owner and
milling magnate.
The message reading “you are be
ing assessed 45 grand for the L. B. P.
A. of C. be prepared" was filed, the
state’s attorney believes, by the same
gang of extortionists who identify
themselves as the Law Breakers Pro
tective association of Chicago.
Recent letters from the organiza
tion demanding $2,000,000 from 101
bookmakers and gamblers In the St.
Louis, Mo. area bore the same Iden
tification but were signed “the red
terror.” Reichert’s message was sent
from the national stockyards at East
St. Louis, but bore no signature.
100 Believed Dead in Burning of
Vessel in Harbor at Jed
dah, Arabia
Jeddah, Arabia, May 23.—(A*)—Mos
lem Arabs, doomed to die in the fire
aboard the steamship Asia in the
harbor here yesterday, knelt and said
their last prayers to Allah before the
flames took them.
Captain Marchaadeau of the Asia
today described scenes of horror
which, attended burping qt his ship,
which was leaving Jeddah for Dji
bouti with 1,500 pilgrims aboard when
the fire broke out.
More than 100 of the pilgrims are
believed to have burned to death. The
captain praised the gallantry and
bravery exhibited by his crew in the
rescue efforts. The entire crew was
saved; some of them climbed back
aboard the doomed ship in order to
take off some of the panic-stricken
Spectators gathered helplessly on
the shore here to watch the awesome
scene. The Asia was lying in the
outer part of the harbor, after having
taken aboard the 1,500 pilgrims des
tined for southern Red Sea ports, when
the blaze broke out in the second class
cabin and spread throughout the snip.
Its cause was not determined.
Signals were sent to all ships in
the harbor and about 950 of the pil
grims were put aboard other ships
and another 300 or 400 put ashore in
small boats.
Bismarck Auxiliary
To Sell 3,500 Poppies
Fifty-four members of the local
American Legion Auxiliary will par
ticipate in the annual poppy sale In
Bismarck’s downtown district tomor
row. With 3,500 popples which must
be sold, the women plan to make an
Intensive canvas of stores and offices
early in the day.
It is expected that tomorrow's sale
will be the largest ever held, be
cause the public has come to realize
the debt owed the disabled of our
nation, and are correspondingly gen
erous with their contributions. Pop
ples sold are made by veterans, and
the proceeds from their sale divided
between the disabled men and the
Auxiliary to be used for welfare work.
One hundred and fifty units
throughout the state will participate
in tomorrow's sale, according to Mrs.
James Morris, department president.
One Dead in Clash
On Bulgarian Border
Sofia, Bulgaria, May 23.—(A*)—One
person was killed and several others
severely wounded today during a fight
at Belogarzl between Bulgarian fron
tier guards and a group of South
Serbs and Macedonians who were
forced to re-cross the Jugoslavian
frontier. ,
Aviator Is Killed in
Indiana Plane Crash
Crawfordsville. Ind., May 23.—(A*) —
Harold Mayer, 25, Chicago, was killed
early today when an airplane he was
piloting crashed during an attempt
to land at Waynetown, 10 miles west
6f here. Two passengers, Mrs. Louise
McCuster and Dr. Frederick Harvey,
both of Chicago, were injured.
24-Year-0 Id Slayer Says He
'Didn’t Want Anyone Else
Says He ‘Couldn't Find the
Right Time' to Court Her
Rochester, Minn., May 23.—UP) —
A 20-year-old school teacher near
Rochester is dead and a 24-year-old
farm youth today is in the Ramsey
county jail at St. Paul, facing a
charge of first degree murder, be
cause he “could not find the right
time to court her and didn’t want
anyone else to get her."
Miss Margaret Wegman, teacher of
a rural school at Rlnge, eight miles
northeast of Rochester, was shot
through the heart as she stood in the
doorway of her school waiting for a
girl friend to call for her.
Douglas Petersen was arrested three
hours after the killing and confessed
to the crime. He was arraigned in
municipal court on a first degree
murder charge and bound over to the
county grand jury, which convenes
June 3. Meanwhile, he will be held
in jail at St. Paul.
Miss Wegman was killed by a bul
let from a rifle. Petersen confessed
to Richard Manahan of Rochester,
Olmsted county attorney, that he was
standing about 12 feet from the girl,
unknown to her, when he fired.
St. Paul, May 23.—i^—If Douglas
Peterson could choose, he’d take
The self-confessed slayer of Mar
garet Wesrann, 20-year-old school
teacher, Bald as much in Jail today.
“I guess I’ll have to take my medi
cine but I wish I was in her boots
now," he admitted while being inter
Unrequited love was blamed for the
slaying of Miss Wegman, whom he
met at a card party last December.
She spurned his attentions and yes
terday, he recounted, he got his rifle
and started for the school.
“I had a bead on her heart," Pe
tersen related in explaining the
shooting. “I was excited and thought
as long as I had such a good bead I
had better pull the trigger."
He did and she fell dead. He was
arrested while milking on the farm.
Crews Work in Relays to Keep
Back Raging Waters Near
Louisiana Towns
New Orleans, May 23.—(A I ) —Crews
working in relays continued today to
fill sandbags and haul dirt to com
bat the steady rise of the Red river
between Shreveport and Alexandria,
a number of families evacuated their
homes after being warned levees were
Outside of Shreveport water from
Cross Bayou was backing up toward
the city limits, but the city proper
was considered out of danger.
In northwestern Mississippi, water
still stood in many places. Andrew
Aldridge, a 12-year-old boy drowned
while swimming in Deer creek, a
stream which left its banks near
The automobile of one man was
washed away and two other men
nearly lost their lives while attempt
ing to drive across a two-mile stretch
of road overflowed by water from the
Red river Just south of Crichton, La.
In Arkansas the Ouachita was the
only river still rising and a gradual
return to normal conditions was in
Committee Favors
Filipino Plebiscite
Washington, May 23. (fP) The
Hawkes-Cutting bill togrant the Phil
ippine Islands a plebiscite on inde
pendence in five years was,approved
today by the senate territories com
The vote was eight to four with two
senators not voting. Among these fa
voring the bill was Senator Nye,
North Dakota.
The bill provides for calling a con
vention of the Filipinos to draft a
constitution and for a gradual in
crease of tariff duties of Philippines
exports to the United States for five
years, at the end of which time the
products coming into the United
States would pay the same tariff du
ties as from other countries.
to Get Her’
Dakota Frontier
Late News
Minot, N. D., May 23.— (/P>
Staging of a North Dakota air
tour this summer is being consid
ered at a meeting in Minot this
afternoon, attended by represent
atives from several cities in the
state. Three Grand Forks men
and Fay Harding, state railroad
commissioner, came here by air
plane from Grand Forks.
Neche, N. D., May 23.—(/P) —D.
M. Uph&m, Grafton, was elected
president of the Northeasten Di
vision of the North Dakota Bank
6ers’ assoication here Thursday. D.
R. Green, Cavalier, was chosen
vice president and S. M. Johnson,
Petersburg, secretary • treasurer.
Grand Forks, N. D., May 23.
i/Pi—Several hundred Boy Scoots,
representing 75 troops from 15
counties in northwestern Minne
sota and northeastern North Da
kota, will take part in ceremonies
here tonight of the annual ali
council Scout jamboree of the
Greater Grand Folks area.
Minot, N. D., May 23.—UP)—
Miss Anna Marie Kummer, 21,
confessed slayer of her father,
Theodore Hummer, who was shot
to death in hfs home at Ana
moose April 28, Is expected to go
on »rlal at Towner In June or
July. Miss Kummer, who is
charged with first degree murder,
was released from jail this week
under SIO,OOO bonds.
Washington. May 23.— (/P) —The
high command of the navy continued
to pepper the London naval treaty
with objections today as the friends
of the pact sought without success to
hasten the senate hearings and clear
the way for ratification.
Washington, May 23.—(A*) —A con
ference of Senate Republicans was
called for Monday by Senator Wat
son. the party leader, today to de
termine whether the London naval
treaty and the rivers and harbors bill
shall be disposed of at this session.
Dallas, Tex., May 23.—UP)—The
general conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, Bouth, today voted
174 to 159 to extend equal rights in
the ministry to women.
Bootleggers Raid
Newspaper Plant
Minneapolis, May 23—(A*)—Two
men walked into the plant of the
Commercial Press, a job printing
company, today and smashed the
forms of an edition of the Public
Press containing an alleged expose of
the alcohol industry in the Twin
Cities and activities of Minneapolis
Arthur Kasherman is publisher of
the Public Press. Which has been
appearing sporadically with alleged
revelations on gangland activities.
Kasherman said he had received an
anonymous telephone call last night
threatening him with death.
He placed the loss due to wrecking
of the forms at SSOO.
Turns Face Toward Political
Opponents After Quelling
Labor Party Troubles
London. May 23 fA»>—J. Ramsay
MacDonald, bolstered by an over
whelming vote of confidence by his
own party members, today turned his
face toward political opponents.
Friends were cbnfident he had so
strengthened his own position that
he would be able to ride out the po
litical storm which was gathered
about the unemployment issue, and
that there would be no general elec
tion for some time.
The parliamentary labor party,
meeting in closed session at which
the life of the government was at
stake, voted 210 to 29 last night to
defeat a motion of censure on the
ministerial unemployment policy of
fered by Sir Oswald Mosley, patrician
laborite, who this week resigned.
Household Workers
Union Idea Favored
Philadelphia. May 23.—(A I ) —Unions
of household workers are favored by
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, wife of
the governor of New York. She told
the council on household occupations
that if such unions agreed with em
ployers on standards better service
would result.
Anchcster. Eng., May 23.—i A*) —
Charles G. Dawes. American ambas
sador, today was given the honorary
degree of doctor of laws of Manches
ter university He was one of sev
eral upon whom the honor was con
Fifty Slosh Through Mud and
Rain to Lonely Tomb on
French Hillside
Tour includes Trip to See Place
Where American He
roes Fought
Fere cn Tardenois. France, May 23.
— (JP)— Tlie grave of Lieut. Quentin
Roosevelt today was the sacred pil
grimage of 50 gold star mothers visit
ing the Oise-Alsne districts.
Unfalteringly, the women, many of
them of advanced ages, walked from
cars to the tomb through roads ren
dered nearly impassible by heavy
rains. They sloshed through mud,
which, American doughboys who
fought along this line will remember,
seemed severe enough to them in the
vigor of their youth.
The mothers picked poppies and
white spring flowers and placed them
at the foot of the plain little monu
ment marking the resting place of the
former president’s son.
Daisy Page, of Kentucky, told the
Associated Press representative who
accompanied the mothers that “this
sloping hillside, with its one lonely
grave, is the most impressive sight I
have seen thus far."
Later in the day the mothers visit
ed the emplacements of the “Big
Berthas," long range guns at Coucy
Les Chateau, whose projectiles
wrought much havoc In the allied
areas. During the afternoon they
were to visit Belleau Wood, where
America’s “Devil Dogs" made an im
mortal name for themselves.
Cherbourg, France, May 23.—UP)—
The second contingent of American
gold star mothers arrived this aft
ernoon on the United States liner
The party was made up of 106
mothers from many states but with
New Yorkers predominating.
Husband Rescues Wife Who At
tempted to Kill Self After
Quarrel; Happy Now
Pittsburgh. May 23—When
Mrs. Gertrude Decars is able to leave
the hospital, she is going back home
with her husband. John,whom she left
last Sunday and who rescued her
from drowning last night, when she
leaped from a bridge in an attempt
to end her life.
They met on a street in McKees
port, a suburb, and renewed the vio
lent quarrel which caused their sep
aration. In the heat of the contro
versy, Mrs. Decars turned ’ from her
husband and fled toward the bridge,
he told police afterwards. He ran to
the river bank when he saw it would
be futile to attempt to head her off.
Mrs. Decars hurried to the middle of
the bridge and plunged into the wa
ter. Decars dove into the water at
almost the same instant.
Pedestrians who saw the woman
leap from the bridge, cheered as the
husband carried his wife from the
At the hospital today, it was said
that aside from shock, Mrs. Decars
was none the worse for her experi
And Decars is waiting there to take
her home.
British Girl Flyer
Lands Safe in Java
Surabaya. Java. May 23.—(AV-Miss
Amy Johnson, British avlatrix who is
flying from England to Australia,
landed safely last night at Hallloelik,
a village on the Island of Timor, and
took an automobile to her Immediate
destination. Atamboea, 12 miles away.
She intended to return to the village
landing field today and fly her plane
to Atamboea. From there she will
take off for Port Darwin, Austrlia, on
the longest sea hop of her entire
flight from Croydon.
St. Paul. May 23.— (JP) —George
Vreeland, St. Paul, charged with being
an accessory after the fact in the
robbery of the Payne Avenue State
bank here, was acquitted by a jury.
Loving Lady Passenger Causes
Street Car Man to Resign Job
Elgin, 111., May 23.—(/P)—There are i A pair of arms encircled Bob's neck,
young men who might envy Robert A pair of lips met his. The young
Van Winkle. 22, an experience that | lady confided she loved him.
caused him to resign his job. ' Bob called the police. “I want her
Van Winkle, known as Bob to pa-! arrested. I intend to pick my own
trons of the trolley line between Elgin ! wife.” he explained,
and Aurora, was a one man trolley j The yound lady said she was Marie
crew. -On his last trip Wednesday Koch. 19. The court told Bob. “You
night, there was but one passenger, a shouldn't be so stern at this time of
young lady Arriving in Aurora. Bob the year Let the girl s parents handle
rose to switch to the other end for the case The charge of disorderly
the return trip. The light went cut. t conduct is dismissed."
| Girl Cannot Swim;
! Is Denied Diploma
Minneapolis. May 23.—UP)—If Mary
Humphrey could swim she would
graduate this June from the Univer
sity of Minnesota but—she cant.
She has been unable to pass the
swimming requirements which de
mand that she swim two lengths of
the 53-foot pool, float 30 seconds, and
dive from the side of the pool.
She has registered for summer
school and will take up swimming.
She has met the requirements in all
her studies.
Names of Townley and Hen
drickson to Co on Third
District Ballot
Petitions for both A. C. Townley
and Staale Hendrickson, who are
seeking the Republican nomination
for congressman from the third North
Dakota district, were filed with the
secretary of state yesterday after
Their names will be placed on the
ballot for the primary election June
Both Townley. who is running in
dependently, and Hendrickson, I. V.
A. endorsee, have declared themselves
wets. Congressman J. H. Sinclair,
Nonpartisan league endorsee, also will
enter the Republican race.
Practice of Hiring Youths to Aid
Law Evaders Near Buffalo
Is Being Probed
Buffalo, N. Y.. May 23.— (/P)— With
the drowning yesterday of a boy rum
runner, federal officials of the West
ern New York district have revived
a campaign against liquor barons who
hire youths to row liquor across the
Niagara river from Canada. Boys
have been employed extensively in
this practice during the last year,
their presence alone in boats leading
to less suspicion on the part of the
border patrol.
The boy drowned yesterday was
Roman Pridomerski, 18, whose ale
laden rowboat capsized opposite the
foot of Austin street, this city.
Authorities placed under arrest
William (Red) Strassner, whom they
accuse of conspiracy to smuggle. They
said he went to Bridgeburg, Ont., su
pervised the getting away of the boy
and his cargo and then returned to
the American shore to await the ar
rival of the youthful rum runiwv.
Richard H. Templeton, United
States district attorney, stated a
grand Jury investigation of boy smug
gling ramifications would be started
at once.
The mother of the drowned youth
said today he had been unable to find
work for more than a year.
New York Camel Dies;
Jealousy Held Cause
New York, May 23.— (JP) —Volstead,
Central park’s only male camel, is
dead, presumably because Mrs. Vol
stead transferred her affections to
Jeanette after the birth of their off
Attendants said that after the ar
rival of Little Jeanette, 11 months
ago. Mrs. Volstead spent all her time
doting on her daughter and Volstead
became peevish over it all. He re
fused to eat and even scorned water.
A veterinary who was called admitted
Volsteads ailment was a puzzle to
Volstead was 14 years old, in the
prime of life. He was bom in the
Central Park zoo.
Senate Seat Sought
By Ousted Governor
Oklahoma City, May 23.—t/P>—For
mer Governor Henry 8. Johnston, of
Oklahoma, ousted March 20, by the
state senate on a charge of in
competency, today formally had ap
plied for a place on the primary bal
lot as a Democratic candidate for
United States senator.
The Weather
Fair tonight and Saturday. Frost
probable tonight, rising temp. Sat.
Vernon, Son of Mrs. Ella
Strauss, Dies Instantly
With Bullet in Head
Boy Apparently Thrust His Head
Upward as Brother Pulled
Trigger of Rifle
(Tribune Special Service)
Wilton, N. D.. May 23.—Vernon, 11-
year-old son of Mrs. Ella Strauss,
Wilton, was accidentally shot and
killed here by his 22-year-old brother.
Lawrence, one mile and a half south
of here about 11:30 o'clock this morn
Vernon and his brother were seated
on the ground taking turns shooting
with a .22 calibre rifle at a bottle
perched on a rock a short distance
away when the accidental shooting
Vernon apparently raised his head
as Lawrence was shooting and the
bullet entered his head behind the
left ear, killing him instantly.
The boys w’ere shooting at the
bottle target along the Soo line right
of way.
E. J. Gobel, Burleigh county cor
oner, was in Wilton this afternoon
and expected to conduct an inquest.
The boys’ mother is proprietor and
manager of the Wilton Cafe and has
been a resident here for many years.
Besides his mother and brother, Law
rence. Vernon leaves two other
brothers, both residing in Great Palls,
No funeral arrangements had been
made this afternoon.
Petition Submitted to I. C. C
Head by Committee of North
western Congressmen
Washington. May 23.— (TP)— A com
mittee of congressmen from north
western states submitted to Chairman
McManamy of the interstate com
merce commission today a petition
foe a reconsideration by the commis
sion of the proposed merger of the
Great Northern, Northern Pacific and
Burlington railroads.
The commission has conditionally
allowed the two northern roads to
unite but required the elimination of
the Burlington from the grouping.
Representative Clague, Republican.
Minnesota, acted as chairman of the
Cannon and McConnell Invited
to Appear Before Senate
Lobby Committee
Washington. May 23.— (JP> —Senator
Caraway wired Bishop James Cannon.
Jr., today to ascertain if he could
appear before the lobby committee
next Wednesday for questioning con
cerning his prohibition activities.
Cannon is at Dallas, Texas, attend
ing the quadrennial meeting of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
The telegram said:
“If possible would like to wind up
the investigation before congress ad
journs. Therefore would like to have
you appear if possible next Wednes
At the same time, the committee
chairman wrote Bishop Francis Mc-
Connell, of New York, president.of
the Federal Council of Churches, to
ascertain if he wished to appear be
fore the committee next week to reply
to charges of Representative Tink
ham, Republican, Massachusetts, that
the organization had violated the
principle of separation of chureh and
state by political activities.
Caraway told Bishop McConnell he
could appear any day next week.
Jamestown Is Ready
To Start Subterminal
St. Paul, May 23.—<AP>—C. W. Bit
ner, president of the Jamestown, N
D., chamber of commerce, today in
formed Thomas C. Croll, assistant
general manager of the Farmer?
Union Terminal association of St
Paul, that steps already have been
taken that assure an early start on
the construction of a substerminal
elevator at that place.
The Jamestown elevator will have
a capacity of 1,000,000 bushels. Several
sites for the elevator are under con
sideration, Croll said. Indications are
that the subterminal will be complet
ed in time to handle the 1930 wheat
Croll and C. C. Talbott, of James
town, N. D., vice president of the
Farmers Union Terminal association
will be at WiUiston, N. D„ Saturda>
to consider the location of a Fanners
Union Terminal association sub
terminal at that city in conjunction
with the Williston Farmers Elevator
company. At Williston the subter
minal will be controlled by the Farm
ers Elevators companj*. according to
present plana.

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