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Oldest Newspaper ESTABLISHED 1873 Bismarck Welcomes Legion Wahpeton Firm Low Bidder on New Courthouse OFFER IS SIO,OOO LOWER THAN THAT OF NEXT LOW MAN Redlinger and Hansen Offer to Build Separate Corthouse and Jail for $197,900 GRAMBS TO DO PLUMBING E. E. Ricker Awarded Contract for Electrical Installa tion in Buildings Aedlinger and Hansen. Wahpeton, -were low bidden on the new Burleigh county court house and jail when bids were opened this morning at the courthouse by the county commis sioners. It was the second time that bids had been received on the two struc tures, all bids received several weeks ago having been rejected and new ones asked. The low bid was $197,900. The next lowest bid was that of John L. Larson, Bismarck, $208,000. Bids were asked on the courthouse and jail separately and on a combi nation of the two buildings. The Wahpeton firm was low by either method of figuring. Frank Q. Grambs was awarded the contract for the heating and ventila tion and plumbing installations on his bid of $28,900. This was $33 higher than the combination bid of the Wahpeton Plumbing and Heating company but the commissioners were told by their legal adviser that the work could be awarded to the local bidder as a matter of policy. The commissioners said their idea is to keep as many contracts at home as possible if it can be done without prejudice to the interets of the tax payers. E. E. Ricker was awarded the elec trical installations of both buildings, on a bid $8,730. Based on ?.ew ■, The board put off the award of the m*i» contract until the afternobh, in order to have a conference with C. L. Dean, representing Redlinger and Company, to obtain pledges as to time of starting and finishing the buildings. They desired reasonable assurance that there would be no fluke in carry ing out the provisions of the contract, the Wahpeton bid being approximate ly SIO,OOO lower than the next lowest in a sharp competition. The new bids are on a stone-facade building, the design which approxi mated the picture circulated with the bond election publicity having been discarded to bring the buildings with in the $250,000 bond issue at the dis posal of the board in the erection of the new structures. Indiana lime stone will be used Dean, for Redliiiger and Hansen, said the firm 'ould begin operations next Monday if desired, would hire all the local labor possible and would not discriminate against union labor. Ten Building Bids Ten bids were received on the courthouse and jail, five on the heating, ventilation and plumbing and three on the electrical installa tions. Bids were as follows: Redlinger and Hansen, Wabpeton, (Continued on page nine) WET PETITIONERS SEEK COURT WRIT File Mandamus Action in Su preme Court to Test Valid ity of Initiatory Law Court action has been instituted by supporters of a petition to initiate a measure for the repeal of state pro hibition laws, in an effort to compel Secretary of State Robert Byrne to place such a proposal on the general election ballot in November. A petition for a writ of mandamus has been filed with the state supreme court by William Lemke, Fargo, coun sel for the sponsors of the petition. Byrne rejected the petition, contain ing more than the required 20,000 names necessary to initiate a measure, on the ground that it was defective. One of the chief defects, accord ing to Byrne, is the lack of affidavits yon many of the petitions. The sup porters of the petition claim that the law requiring affidavits constitutes an obstruction and therefore is un constitutional. The case will be heard at the open ing of the September term of the su preme court. Announce Change in Convention Program A change in the program for Tues day’s session of the American Legion state convention was announced to day. Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley, originally scheduled to speak Monday morning, will talk Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. He will be preceded on the program by Congressman Royal C. Johnson of South Dakota, a leader in the congressional fight for ex-serv icemen's legislation. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE AUXILIARY SERVICES ARE PICTURED AT CONVENTION REVOLUTION BREAKS OUT IN BRAZIL AND TOUTING CONTINUES Rebels March Through Streets Burning Buildings and Killing Citizens ' LEADING POLITICIAN SLAIN State Deputy Leads Armed Re sistance After His Party Is Defeated at Polls Rio de Janeiro, July 28.—t/P) —Grave disorders were reported today from the state of Parahyba whose presi dent, Joao Pessoa, Liberal candidate for the vice presidency of Brasil, was assassinated Saturday. Dispatches today Indicated one man was killed in the disorders and i several houses destroyed by fire. The entire state of Parahyba has been inflamed over politics since the March 1 election in which the Liber als were defeated. For more than four months Jose Pereira, a state deputy, has been leading armed re sistance against the Pessoa govern ment, centering his attacks near the city of Princeza. More than 300 men, some of them rebels and other state police have been killed in clashes. Only recently Pereira proclaimed Princeza an "In dependent state.” When news of the killing of Pessoa readied Parahyba late Saturday the populace marched to the government palace demanding reprisals on the opposition. Vice President Alvaro de Carvalho was able to restore order. Dispatches received today, however, said the crowds later marched through the streets firing residences and stores owned by the political op ponent of Pessoa, t The city of Cabedello also was the scene of disorders, partisans of Pes soa setting fire to several houses owned by his opponents. So far as known only one death occurred but many persons were in jured in Parahyba. • POSTAL MEN WILL MEET IN BISMARCK Capital City Chosen as 1931 Meeting Place for Conven tion of Mail Carriers Mott, N. D , July 28 —The annual two day convention of Rural Mail Carriers held at Mott closed its ses sions Saturday evening having com pleted one of the most successful meetings since the organization. It was held jointly with the state post masters and ladies auxiliary and morning sessions were joint meetings. President Carl Bauer of Max. with Secretary W. P. Osborne of Hunter, were in charge of the rural carriers sessions. President Bauer and Vice President W. E. Jones of Kenmare made reports of the national conven tion held at Savannah, Ga.. and ef forts being made through association channels for the betterment of mall service. J. A. Lindenman of Ireton, lowa, gave an address. Miss Bertha Bertchey, a carrier at Bowman, gave an Interesting reading. Other ad dresses were given by Assistant Post master Peterson of Washburn and by Nelson C. Tacey, representing the postoffice department at Washing ton. Mott musical and dancing tplent gave several selections. A demonstra tion of the auto with snow flyer cat erpillar attachment was made by F. H. Colburn of Shiocton, Wisconsin. Postal Inspector Johnson of Bt. Paul answered questions and gave many suggestions. Officers and committee reports were read. Bismarck was selected as the con vention city for 1931. Resolutions adopted expressed appreciation of the hospitality at Mott/ thanked those who appeared on the programs and also the senators and representatives for their efforts for betterment of the service, and favored a law giving the widows of deceased carriers a re tirement annuity. W. E. Jones of Kenmare and Weeks *of Mott and Carl Bauer of Max were named dele gates to the national convention to be held at Detroit, Mich., with H. B. Curtis, L. H. Petitt and Oliver Kauf man as alternates. John Holler of Drayton. Fred Jordan of Bismarck, and F. L. Parkins of New England were named as members of the execu tive committee. W. E. Jones of Ken mare was elected president, L. H. Pe titt of Bakoo, vice president: E. B. Cornell of Dunseith, secretary, and Wm. Weeks of Mott as treasurer. The ladies auxiliary elected Mrs. Wm. Weeks of Mott as president. Mrs. E. Krogfoss of Blnford as vice presi dent, and Mrs. J. P. Holler of Drayton as secretary treasurer. BERGEN FARMERS PICNIC Lakota, N. D„ July 28.—(A*)—Several hundred farmers and members of their families attended the annual picnic of the Bergen Farmers Com munity club which was held near here Sunday. Members Pledge Allegiance to —Flag in Impressive Ceremony at Opening Meeting NATIONAL OFFICERS HERE Mrs. James Morris Calls Con vention to Order; Local Unit Welcomes Guests Pictures of a program of greater service and accomplishment were painted this morning at the opening session of the tenth annual conven tion of the American Legion Auxiliary. The meeting is being held in the First Presbyterian church, with Mrs. James Morris, Bismarck, head of the depart ment of North Dakota, presiding. Seated on the platform with Mrs. Morris were Mrs. Donald Macrae, Council Bluffs, lowa, and Mrs. L. E. Thompson, Pueblo, Colo., national president and vice president, respec tively; the department officers, com mltteewomen and chairmen of depart ment committees. Twenty-four department officers, 228 delegates, and 80 visitors, in addi tion to 78 visitors from Bismarck, were registered at 10 o’clock tnis morning. With others arriving during the morning and afternoon, attend ance is expected to reach 500 or more. Following the call to order by Mrs. Morris, Mrs. W. W. Barr, Fessenden, Americanization chairman, gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag, after which the assembly sang the national anthem and the Invocation was of fered by Mrs. Frayne Baker, local unit chaplain. The convention summons was read by Mrs. R. M. DePuy, James town. department secretary, with Mrs. G. Olgierson, Bismarck, general chair man, outlining the convention pro gram. / Speaking in behalf of the city of Bismarck, Mayor A. P. Lenhart ex tended a cordial welcome to the aux iliary members. Miss Mary Hoaser, president of the Bismarck unit, greet ed the delegates for the hostess group, expressing the pleasure the Bismarck women take in entertaining the ‘convention. • Mrs. : O. W. • Rardin, Grand Forks, responded in behalf of the department. The two guests of honor, Mrs. Ma crae nad Mrs. Thompson, were intro duced to the. convention by Mrs. Eugene Fenelon, Devils Lake, first district committeewoman, a former national vice president, and also a past department president. Membership Growing In summarizing the accomplish ments of the department for the past year, Mrs. Morris cited membership, rehabilitation and child welfare work, round-up councils, the new “Message,” and the publicity program of the or ganization. Acquainting the public with Auxil iary activities has been an Important factor in increasing membership, Mrs. Morris believes, for this year the membership list, stands at 6497, the largest in the history of the depart ment. Through the splendid work of Mrs. DePuy and the district commit teewomen, 59 units have been award ed, national citations for membership, and the department placed ninth in the first lap of the national member ship contest. Use of the radio in presenting the Auxiliary program was a new feature which met with great success, Mrs. Morris said. Every phase of the work has been covered both in radio talks (Continued on page nine) TWO MEN SEVERELY HURTIN AUTOCRASH Fred Feland, Bismarck, and Thorwald Peterson, Almont, Are in Hospital Here Two men, one from Bismarck and the other a resident of Almont, suf fered severe injuries and a Dickinson man add five members of the Dickin son Junior baseball team escaped with minor hurts when the automobliles in which they were riding collided head on about five miles east of New Salem about 9 o’clock last evening. Fred Feland. Bismarck, a guard at the state penitentiary, received a broken jaw, possibly a fractured hip and internal injuries, a chest Injury, and numerous body cuts and bruises. Thorwald Peterson, Almont, has a fractured left knee cap, several broken finger bones on the left hand, possibly a fracture of the left shoulder, and body cuts and bruises. Both are in a capital city hospital, where they were brought late last night. These two men were riding in one tar, with Peterson driving. John Dinsdale, George Weisgerber, Joseph Ehlis, and Ed. Burkowsky, the junior baseball players returning to Dickinson from Bismarck after their game with Steele here yesterday, re ceived cuts and bruises and other in juries which were not serious. Alec Privratsky, Dickinson tailor, who was driving the auto carrying the four baseball players, suffered a long cut on his chin. John Diasdale suffered a knee in jury while Ed. Burkowsky has a long gash in his forehead. Joseph Ehlis suffered a fractured rib and his right ankle was sprained. Occupants of the Dickinson auto mobile said Peterson was driving on the wrong side of the road when the two machines collided. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA MONDAY, JUIvY 28, 1930 JOHN THOMAS TAYLOR Here are some of the leading fig ures on the American Legion state convention opening here today. ' John Thomas Taylor is vice chair man of the national legislative com mittee of the Legion. -He lives at Washington, D. C. Jack Williams is state adjutant of the Legion. O. L. Bodenhamer is national com mander of the Legion. He also will speak Tuesday and at a Joint meeting of the Bismarck Lion and Kiwanis clubs Tuesday noon at the Masonic temple. Col. Patrick J. Hurley is secretary of war in President Hoover's cabinet and will be one of the featured speak ers on Tuesday's program. Carl Knudtson is commander of the Bismarck Legion post and John Bow ers is adjutant. Each has been active in preparations for the annual gath ering of ex-servicemen. •Rev. A. C. Hill, Bottineau, is state Chaplain. BAPTISM OF INFANT BRINCS NEW SNARL IN CHICAGO TANGLE Contending Sets of Parents Each Want Babe Named After Own Faith Chicago, July 28.—(JF)r-The Wat kins - Bamberger baby tangle which has been jounced from the laps of obstetrics, department of health, finger print experts, bone, blood and baby specialists, a maternal mass meeting and evetj the law, lay cradled today in the bassinet of the church. Still it did not rest. The infant in the possession of the Charles Bambergers was baptized George Edward Bamberger at the Church of Our Lady of Solace yester day. The William Watkins, who are Presbyterians and who believe the baby baptized a Bamberger is really their own offspring, today sought the advice of a clergyman of their own faith with a view of having the child in their possession baptized' without application of a name. The Watkins’ attorney, Barratt O’Hara, was getting ready to ask a writ of habeas corpus to compel the Bambergers to produce their baby in court and show cause why they should not surrender it. In such an action, it was explained, the matter would be placed before the court which would make final decision as to whom the infant belongs. The attorney also was instructed to bring suit for SIOO,OOO damages against the Englewood hospital where the Bamberger and Watkins babies were born June 30. Bamberger, on the other hand, has announced that everything is settled, that he is satis fied he now has his own infant and that no legal action of any kind is contemplated. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins expressed no concern over the fact that the baby they believe to be their own was christened a Bamberger. “When we get the baby trade ar ranged, we’ll have him re-baptized into our faith.” they said. Representatives of leading hospitals and several prominent baby special ists were asked yesterday if in their opinion a mother would recognize her new born babe. The replies, with one exception, were in the affirmative: That a mother could recognize her baby unmistakably after having seen it once or twice. State’s Bright Boy Goes to Competition Tioga, N. D.. July 28.—(/P) Paul Ugstad, North Dakota's brightest boy, left here Sunday for East Orange, N. J., where he will compete with boys from 47 other states for the four year technical college training offered by Thomas Alva Edison to the lad ad judged the brightest of them all. HEADLINERS ON LEGION PROGRAM JACK WILLIAMS JOHN BOWERS Strib Kayoes Scott in 2nd Wimbledon Stadium, London, July 28.—(/}’) —Young stnbting, from Macon, i*a., stepped back into the front ranks of the heavy weights tonight by knocking out Phil Scott, the tall Englishman, tn two rounds after flooring nmi three times in the first session. CRAZED JAP SNOOTS WIFE AND HIMSELF Minneapolis Cook Wounds His Spouse and Her Sister; Ends Own Life Minneapolis, July 28.—(AP) —Crazed because she refused to return to him after three months separation, Tom Tornado, a Japanese cook, Sunday evening shot and seriously wounded his white wife during a quarrel, wounded his wife's sister after an ex citing chase through a neighbor’s house, and then committed suicide in the back yard of the home. His wife had returned Saturday from Minot. N. D., where she had been working. She left Tornado three months ago. She was taken to General hospital in a critical condition, shot through the breast, and her sister, Mrs. Fern Doi, was taken to the same hospital with a minor bullet wound in the thigh. The shooting took place in and about the home of Mrs. I. J. Stark, mother of the Japanese's wife,'where Tornado cornered the two women after a previous attempt to argue with them at Mrs. Doi’s home. Rain, Hail and Wind Damage Wheat Crops Regina, Sask., July 28.— UP) —Crops in half a dozen sections of Saskatch ewan were destroyed by hail, rain and wind storms over the week-end. The destruction came as wheat crops were ready for the binder. Two thousand acres of land were hailed out at Simpson, and a 10- minute storm caused 40 per cent to almost total damage in the Kinley district. East of Biggar. losses ranged from 60 per cent to entire de struction of crops. In eastern central Saskatchewan hail damaged grain stands in a stretch six miles wide and twelve miles long. Crops in the Wil low Bunch district were reported to have been wiped out. RESCUE TEN IN TIME Long Beach. N. Y., July 28.—<AV- Ten men, women and children were rescued from a 40-foot cabin cruiser a few minutes before the craft blew up yesterday, one mile off Lido Beach. Three women in the party were slightly burned by a first explo sion which set the craft afire. The engineer and two of the guests were thrown into the water. O. L. BODENHAMER CARL KNUDTSON WAR DEAD ARE HONORED AT MEMORIAL SERVICE SUNDAY BISMARCK COOLS OFF AS MIDDLE AMERICA SUFFERS UNDER SUN 23 Deaths Caused Indirectly by Heat in Northwest Over ' Hot Week-End Bismarck, North Dakota Le gionnaires in convention here, today enjoyed relief from the hot weather after a. protracted wave of oppressive heat while the greater part of middle America continued to swelter in high temperature. Temperatures slid downwards Sun day, and during the night ranged from 45 degrees above zero to 59. Relief came after the meveury hit a maximum of 105 Saturday at Amenta, Napoleon reporting 102, and Bismarck, Oakes, and Wishek 101. Moderate temperatures for tonight and tomorrow are promised by federal weather officials here. Portal had 58 of an inch of rain last night. Week-end drownings. automobile mishaps, and other accidents attribu table to the heat indirectly took 23 lives In the Northwest. Omaha, Neb., thermometers showed an official 108 6/10, one of the hottest days the city ever knew’. Pipestone, Minn., had 107 and so did Peoria, 111. The Mississippi river points, St. Louis and Keokuk, cooked under 106, and Kansas City and Little Rock were only two degrees cooler. Fort Worth, Texas, had 102 and the nation's cap ital w ? as an even 100. SECRETARY HURLEY EN ROUTE TO LAKE Addresses River Diversion Meet ing Tonight; Speaks at Con vention Here Tomorrow Fargo, N. D., July 28. tary of War Patrick J. Hurley and his party took off from the Fargo Munici pal airport at 9:03 a. m. today bound for Devils Lake where Hurley tonight will address a meeting of the Mis souri river diversion enthusiasts. In the airplane with Secretary Hurley were Senator Gerald P. Nye of North Dakota; Seth Richardson, former Fargo attorney, now assistant United States attorney general, and George A. Benson, Fargo newspaper man. The plane, an army tri-motored type, is being piloted by Lieutenant C. W. Cousland of the aviation serv ice. The party arrived in Fargo at 6 a m. Sunday. LIGHTING FIRES HOME Lidgerwood, N. D., July 28.—(A*)— The farm home of Henry Halverson near here was completely destroyed by fire caused when the dwelling was struck by lightning. FATRICK J. HURLEY REV. A. C. HUL State Legion Chaplain Is Prin cipal Speaker at Services on Capitol Lawn Memorial honors were paid to the dead of the World war by the state American Legion and its auxiliary, on the slope to the Memo rial building at the capltol. Sunday evening, as the curtain raising to the program of the state Legion conven tion. I Several thousand persons gathered on the capitol grounds that spread down from the steps of the state’s memorial structure. They sat on the steps or on the lawms, many coming an hour before the exercises got under way. and they remained until the program closed with the “Star Spangled Banner,” sung by the gath ering, and the benediction by Rev. Ellis Jackson, of the First Baptist church. The drum and bugle corps of Grand Forks, Valley City and Bis marck were present, Company A, na tional guard, served as a guard of hon or. The State Legion band occupied the platform and discoursed airs be fore and during the exercises, giving another touch of color to the services. Band Gives Selections As the time came for the program to open. Rev. Arthur G. Hill, of Bot tineau, state Legion chaplain, w ho pre sided. took a seat on the platform, joined by Rev. Floyd Logee, Rev. Ellis Jackson and State Commander Harry Hart. \ Four auxiliary leaders also took places on the platform, Mrs. Donald Macrae, Omaha, national pres ident df the Legion auxiliary; Mrs. L. E. Thompson. Pueblo, national vice president; Mrs. James Morris, Bis marck, state president of the auxil iary; and Mrs. F. J. Frederickson, Valley City, department memorials chairman for the Auxiliary. Pending the opening of the exer cises. the State Legion band gave a concert of three selections and the Grand Forks and Bismarck drum and bugle corps gave numbers in march ing rhythm. As <a prelude to the program, the colors were advanced to the platform by a guard, the colors being carried through the ranks of Company A, guard of honor, from the memorial building steps. While this was being done, the Grand Forks drum and bugle corps sounded. “To the Colors.” Rev. Floyd E. Logee began the pro gram with the invocation and George (Continued on cage nine.) y Church Partisans in j England in Big Riot i ♦ —® Liverpool. July 28. —(AV-After a night of ceaseless figilance. with hun dreds of police patrolling the streets and ambulances parked for emer gencies, fighting between Catholics and Protestants in the Netherfield road area was resumed today. The Netherfield road area is stiong ly Protestant. The trouble developed yesterday after an unfounded rumor was spread that Dr. Richard Downey, Roman Catholic archbishop of Liv erpool, was to visit a new presbytery in the district. Nine persons, includ ing three policemen w r ere injured in the roiting that ensued. Today the religious partisans storm ed a police court where several per sons arrested for yesterday's dis turbances were being brought before I a magistrate- The Weather Generally fair tonight and Tuesday Moderate temperature. PRICE FIVE CENTS WAR VETERANS AND AUXIUARY MEMBERS HERE 2,11 STRONG Hotels Filled to Overflowing, but Residents Prove Hospitality by Offering Rooms REGISTRATION IS HEAVY National Legislative Vice Chair man and Gov. Shafer Talk on Morning Progranl E. J. Stranahan, Fargo, was elected grand chef de gare of the 40 and 8 this afternoon. Other officers elected were: William Ebnslie, Devils Lake, cheminot nationale; Joe Rubel, Jamestown, grand chef de train; Dr. O. H. Hoffman, Hannaford, reelected grand commissaire ln tendant; Art Bower. Devils Lake, grand conducteur; Palmer Fahl gren, Washburn, grand guard !a porte; Frank Coffman, Devils Lake, George Harvey, Willlston. H. R. Handtmann. Mandan, George Rulon, Jamestown, Art Collar, Fargo, and Gabriel Sharpe, Cooperstown, grand cheminots. Charles F. Martin, Bismarck. Ehnslie, Stranahan, and Harry Rawitscher, Willlston, and Joe Rubel were named delegates to the national convention. Bismarck today was host to more than 2,000 members of the American Legion, the American Legion auxi liary and the 40 and 8, Legion honor society. One of the largest and most active convention crowds the Capital City has ever seen began to arrive Satur day and by Sunday noon local hotels were filled to overflowing. A housing bureau, set up in the Association of Commerce rooms to direct visitors to beds in private McClusky Veteran Fulfills Ambition Charles Schwartz. McClusky, deputy for the fourth Ameiican Legion district, fulfilled an am bition of 11 years standing in Bis marck Sunday. He was the first to register for the American Le gion convention. Last year, at the Minot conven tion, he was second, but this year he arrived Saturday and was the first man on hand when the reg istration bureau opened Sunday morning. “I am satisfied now*,” said Schwartz. "I have always wanted to be the first to register and at last I have made good. Now I can take my time about getting around to other conventions.” homes, was functioning perfectly, however, and it was evident from the comment heard on every hand that Bismarck had established for Itself a reputation among Legionnaires as a truly hospitable city, A total of 520 delegates and legion naires had registered at 11 o’clock this morning. It already was one of the largest registrations ever record ed at a North Dakota Legion meet ing. The 40 and 8 registration was 101. believed to be a new state record. Although the first formal event on the program of the three organiza tions was the memorial service held Sunday evening on the state capitol ( grounds, business sessions did not be- gin until today. The Legion is meet ing in the city auditorium and the auxiliary in the Presbyterian church. But the conventions were more than business affairs. They wrere the me dium of bringing together old friends from all parts of the state and Bis marck’s streets rang until the small hours of Monday morning with the care-free songs of the visitors and the (Continued on page nine) TWO ARE MENTIONED FOR COMMANDER* R. J. Kamplin and Joe Rabinov* ich to Be Nominated to Head State American Legion One of the interesting sidelights of the American Legion convention here which is of particular interest to Le gionnaires, is the “usual politicking” which marks every state convention of the servicemen’s organization. Bismarck, this year, for the firsi time in many years, is offering a can didate for commander and only one other candidate has taken the field against him. Bismarck’s candidate is R. J. Kam plin, a past commander of the local post and the post’s representative on the executive board which has charge ' of constructing the new World War memorial building. He also has been active in the other work of the Legion in Burleigh county. His opponent is Joe Rabinovich, Grand Forks, a leader in his local post and well known through the Red River valley and to ex-servicemen of . the state generally. Neither group appeared to be mak ing an active campaign today and in dications were that their names would be submitted to the convention without a great deal of the usual pre ballot. dickering. The election of of ficers will be held Tueeday.