Roseburg news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1920-1948, January 12, 1924, Page 1, Image 1

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Nil I Hbtl
Ld Made on Labbe Home
During New Year', rarty
Jquor is destroyed
J Hawkins in Kuiing 1 o-
dav Says Warrants Should
Not Be Made wicn
out Investigation.
(As.nclnted Prons Leased Wire.)
BUTTE, Mont.. Jan. 12.
George Rajonovlch, a, miner,
fatally Bhot his wife and then
4 shot and killed himself In their
home early today. Mrs. fta-
Jonavlch's former husband,
Louis Adler, was murdered by
highwaymen In the same house
in 1916. There are seven chll-
dren ranging In age from 20 to
Defense Rests Case This
i Morning Much to Surprise
2 1 of Large Crowds.
. (Associated Press I,nifd Wire.)
Announcement that the state
board of health had ordered an-
Investigation of a mysterious
disease which is reported to
have made Its appearance in
Santa Ana was made here to-
day by Dr. Walter M. Dickie.
secretry and officer of the
Heports reaching the state
health authorities here stated
that between two and three
stricken with the disease In a
short time, although so far as
known there have been no
fatalities. The disease causes
J. H. Chambers of Cottage
Grove Buys Mill From
Becker Brothers.
Defense Used Barely a Day in I
Presenting Case While I
j the Prosecution Con- j
sumed Five.
Governor Announces He Will
Urge Legislature to
Provide $400,000
;e Hawkins himself on appllca-
h of atatte Prohibition Enforce-
nt officer George L. Cleaver.
o hit ruling Judge Hawkins said:
I the exercise of their great
ken courts have no higher duty to
ot these rights should delay or
3 defeat the ends of Justice in a
ltolar case, it Is better for the
i.Aitd Press Leased Wire.
mm in .Ian. 12. The search
.,,( which state prohibi-
. - . . . '- niDht i
iS'hotl'e of A. G Labbe. was WANTS GARDEN LAND
tit dKlareS illegal oy I'lou
k Minis W. Hawkins on me
,ait thai the warrant was
u uutbous tip. Judge Haw-
k, ume time decided that
L whm af llnuor seized in the
Id itould ke turned over to the
fiate'i attorneys attacked tha val-
I .. ,l. IA.,.h ,t-o rra Ti f ntA had
, j m me pnu v. t. v
ninded that the liquor be restored
Labbe. The hearing in district
rt this week attracted wide at-
:ion because of the fact that this
the first case in which dry
nts had raided the home of a
minent resident. Labbe Is pres
et of the Willamette Iron and
Says That an Industrial Plant
Is Needed at State Hospital
to Make' Institution
(Associated Press Leased Wire.)
SALEM, Jan. 12. 'that ne w,n ask
the legislature at its next regular ses
sion tor an appropriation of $40,000
for the construction of an industrial
building at the Oregon state hospital.
l Works, and the raid was made j and also for an appropriation with
which to purchase zou or auu acres oi
garden land along the Willamette
he search warrant' was Issued by I river where garden truck for all of
me state luauiuuuuit cau uo jiiuuutcw,
was the announcement of Governor
Pierce made today in addressing the
county judges and commissioners of
the siate when they assembled at the
state hospital for luncheon.
orm than those involving the k became a menlber ot the Blate
ection of the citizen In the rights ,,, rfi,i ho r,.nii.e the necessity
anteed him by the constitution. of an indllgtrial Dlant at the asylum.
And if, at any time, the protec- i aitnough an appropriation for such a
purpose has been asked of the legis
lature by Dr. R. L. Steiner, superin
tendent of the institution repeatedly.
lie rood that this should happen j Pointing out that because of the na
3 that a constitution mandate tore of the institution the asylum can
ild be used and set aside. never be made to be completely self-
la applying this principle we supporting, the governor declared
W no distinction between the that a large number of the patients
and the poor. could be put to work at gaiutui oecu-
The laws of our stnte provide pations In such a plant.
; in ease the grounds for issuance Louniy juuge n. c.. i ross oi v. menu
he warrant be contravened, and ' 'h introducing Dr. Steiner, tle-
fourt finds at the heorinir thnt i clared tnat in nis estimation tne state
toMe cause did not exist for the ! hospital was one of the most effi-
ance ot the warrant, the magis- . , . j f ru ''""""
which greeted this announcement was
drowned out completely by the ova
tion given James E. Stewart of Cor
vallis, when he said:
In my travels about tne state i
e must cause the property to be
h court explained, however, that
property is not in ho r.i,.mH ir
mble as contraband, and under
I Internal. ,VT V ln my travels bdoui tne siaie j
the liolr hL"? f 'lelaW' rder " have found public sentiment almost
thhouor. destroyed. unanimous for the retention of Dr.
Steiner and Dr, Griffith as heads ot
the institution.
"Any attempt to oust Steiner and
Griffith would meet with the same re
ception on the part of the voters as
'"wlaled Prm wi,.
LM BEACH VI. Tan i" 'a.
"iipn oi the senate Te.nnt Tinmo would a movement to recall oover-
"iMtlon commitieo tn,in nor Pierce and Secretary of State
r further statement former Sec-lKoIer-
;T of the Interior, A. B Fall might1 .
tat . connection with the COTTAGE GROVE BOY
T::tJr::?iioa ,.f faces murder charge
ln Of the Tennr.1 rv ,:
, u . v.W obtained by-Mr. mer, 17. was bound over to tne grand
., V l1,,ry la,e yesterday on a marge ot
"jw Walsh arrived here yester- killing Ralph Lammers, 20, who died
. - me aeposltlon of E B mursaay nignt. two nours auer nr
,V1- WashinMnn - ' ... hurt huen attorkri hv Palmer with a
'I tiotod tha, he had loaned1 knife durln l1'arrHl Ht Cottage
ll imsm. but that Vh. ITS?. This action of the Cottage
""mount later k,A Grove tustice of the peace was taken
10 nim mcashM h. 2. 1 following the . coroner s Inquest.
th. fn ' inn
' form-r serrotar, Informed
"'"Where, srcnrrtln. -
(Associated Press Leased Wire.)
CHEHALIS. Jan. 12. To the sur
prise of a crowd that has filled the
Lewis county superior court room
here since a trial of State Senator
Percy L. Sinclair on a charge of
falsifying the condition of the South
western Washington bank at Uwa
co, Washington, opened Monday, the
defense rested today.
The Jury was instructed by Judge
W. A. Reynolds.
Hefore Judge Reynolds began his
Instructions tno prosecution called
three witnesses ln rebuttal. One ot
these, Archie Constable of Seaview,
near Ilwaco, related an alleged con- j
versation with Senator Sinclair. President and Assistant Gen-
prestdent of the bank, in r eoruary,
Mr. Constable told the Jury that
soon after Senator Sinclair returned
home from the last session of the
legislature, the Seaview man asked
for Information about a reported run
nn the bank. The witness declared
that the senator replied: "That does There was a fine attendance today
not worry me a bit. I know the con-!nt the meeting of prune growers held
ditlon or tnat oanK. it is Dacxeu uy to consider the reorganization plans
people who could buy the whole pen-j the Oregon Growers Cooperative
insula and never miss the price." Association. At Ihe present time
The defense, which yesterday put there lg Rreat of interegt in Ihc
rnaior Sinclair ami ins son, niyrun ; orifHI1,a,ion f ,m ,. In.liMlrv.
Reorganization Plans of Ore
gon Growers Association
Are Presented.
eral Manager of Associa
tion Meet Growers and
Discuss Situation.
Machinery Will Be Moved
Into Drain and Set Up
Adjoining Southern
Pacific Tracks.
Sinclair, cashier of the bank, who is
serving four to fourteen years in the
penitentiary for misdoing in the in
stitution, on the stand, used barely
over one day In presenting testimony,
while the state look five.
John A. VandTpool, a state bank
examiner, one of the rebuttal wit
nesses, declared that June 30, 1922:
There is a movement on foot to create
vest Prune Exchange, which would be
Prune Exchange, which would be
made up of all organized groweis and
packing concerns, banded together
for the purpose of advertising and sell
ing Oregon prunes.
The Oregon Growers Cooperative
when Senator Sinclair was accused j Association, is also ln process of re
of making a false financial statement organization, and as this concern has
to the bank supervisor, "it would
not have taken an audit of the hooks
to have found the discrepancy."
T. II. Adams, a state bank exam
iner, who has been liquidating the
Ilwaco institution, was prevented by
an objection from answering ques
tions concerning papers that
not In the record.
control of about 40 per cent of Ihe
prunes In the state, the Northwest
Prune Exchange is being retarded un
til the growers perfect their plans and
determine the course they are to fol
low. The new organization of the Ore
gon Growers, will become a part of
were the Northwest Prune Exchange and
I will direct Its growers through the
During the delivery of the Instruc
tions and the folowlng arguments to
. U 1 12. Cln,.n, ahirt.l r.t.
jui., o . ... . slnff Ihe tiluns which th ronrcriinizii.
ten In his chair, hrequemiy ne put . " ,,. V "r,
larger advertising and selling agency.
The local groweis are now discus-
up his hands anil adjusted his collar
about his neck.
C. II. Forney of this city, associat
ed with Prosecuting Attorney John I.
O'Phelan of Pacific county, for the
state, told the Jury that when the
prisoner held the presidency of the
bank, "he was under the burden of a
sacred trust."
"Senator Sinclair asks you to be
lieve that there was a thief In his
family,'' exclaimed the lawyer, "and
yet he wants you to believe that for
six years he never found it out. He
told yon on the stand that he wished
he could take his son s place In prison.
Yet he had three days before Myron
Sinclair was arrested to assume the
blame, and he did not do it."
Mr. Fornev asserted that an over
draft of IS.0O0 laid to Senator Sin
clair was virtually a loan from the
bank In violation of law.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. The army
mlm I i - mnulHi.ritir - the
im n., "'th Mr. McLean around-the-imrld flight decided today
nin . ... - - - - . , . , ,.
-v. . " . iHTier t. r nm t ho at .mn wnn hi dp ninot, uii
the Be.., ,her. dvling him or about April 1 next," and would
'letter, T. Mr- McLean. i tan from Seattle. Wash.
ran d. ?.r- walh yesterday.:
,,("" io,n e mde ue cf Dome or any oil corporation.
but refused , Hb.y Mr- Mc"1 According to Mr. McLean's deposl-
v irom which i mo iion, Mr. Fall wisnea to ounuw u...
ar ,h. . d obu,n "he $100,000 to purchase a ranch. Mr. Fall
u l ao ... " 0 10 that It took the note for 1 100.000 which he
rU"- or la , " C,M wl,n Mr- had given Mr. McLean when he bor-
. - 1 1 WSV I n ,-1 j , . . i t,o
'"mectioa with ,k rowea that sum irom mm, -
MiV J .BIW rot ,m a., nk..b. ,1, UrlMIII U1U.
tlon will follow. A number of Ideas
are being brought out ln various meet
ings held throughout the state and as
a rexult of the discussions the plans
are being thoroughly worked out. j
Kenneth Miller, president of the
Oregon Growers, and M. J. New
house, assistant general manager,
were In Roseburg today and discus
sed with the local growers, the situa
tion In the prune Industry.
Mr. Miller outlined the reorganlz-
Hon plans of the Oregon Growers, In
which he statis that prunes will be
the only commodity handled, and In
which it will be necessary to take Inlo
consideration the obligations of the
old association, so that new growers
entering will not lose ln the depre
ciation values of propertied liquidated.
He also took up fully the different
plans which may bo taken by the
growers ln this reorganization, whe
ther It Is on a local unit basis, finally
merging Inlo one state prune ex
change, or a siljgle commodity, etate
association. He stressed the point
that the reorganization Is entirely In
the hands of the growers, and that
consideration mu"t be given the
Negotiations between J. II. Cham
bers of Cottage Grove and Frank and
W. J. Decker, of Keysport, Pa., for
the purchase of the Skelly lumber
company property near Drain, have
reached a point where the transac
tion is practically closed, and the
mill Is to be taken over by Mr.
Chambers, who plans to operate It
at Drain. This deal means much to
Douglas county as a whole, and to
the community of Drain In particu
lar, as an Industry furnishing em
ployment to 150 or more men will be
Mr. Chambers Is now ln Portland
going over the legal papers and with
in a few days It is expected that the
deal will be entirely closed. It Is
understood that one payment on the
property has already been made. The
amount Involved ln the transaction
Is around $90,000.
The Skelly mm Ts one of the larg
est ln this section of Douglas coun
ty. It was operated for many yenrs
by the Skelly company, but owing to
depression In the lumber business
and legal difficulties, the mill final
ly was closed down, and a short
time ago was sold for the amount
of tho Judgment held by the Decker
The new owners of the mill, bay
ing no other holdings on the const.
Immediately started looking about
for a buyer, with the help of E. G.
Whipple of Drain, and negotiations
were finally started with J. II. Cham
bers of Cottago Grove, one of the I
lending lumber men of the stale. 1
Mr. Chambers finally decided to
purchase the mill and timber prop-1
erty and Is now arranging the final!
details of the transaction. It Is his
plan to move the Inrge mill from its
present location about four miles
down Rllly creek. Into the city of1
Drain adjoining the S. P. tracks bo
that movement of lumber will be fa-'
cilltuted. '
In addition to the mill, which has'
an output of about 7.1,000 feet dally, j
he has also acquired the timber land. !
which consists of 1,800 acres of.
choice tlmher ready for cutting. It '
is his purpose to operate the mill I
at full capacity, as soon as It can be j
set up In the new location, and this
will provide employment for 150 I
men or possibly more, providing
contemplated extensions and Im
provements are made.
(A.tnrtntfd PreNK Leased Wire.)
BOSTON, Jan. 12. The lloa
ton American ln a late after
noon edition today printed the
"The Boston Red Sox in the
most sensational deal of the
winter, today acquired three
star regular players, a prom-
Ising pitcher and a fine out-
field prospect. In return they
gave away three of last year's 4
regulars and a lot of money,
amount not disclosed."
Oregon Was Remarkably Free
From Strikes During
Last Year.
Labor ..Commissioner Gram
in His Report Points Out
Excellent Conditions and
Predicts Prosperity.
(Associated Press Leased Wire.)
SALEM, Jan. 12. Oregon was re
markably free from strikes and la
bor troubles during 1923 and em
ployment was more plentiful than
at any time since the close of the
world war and Indications are thai
employment will be plentiful
throughout the stale this year.
Wages have again taken an upward
swing. These are the high points In
a statement covering the labor sit
uation prepared by C. 11. Gram, state
lnbor commissioner.
The lull in employment In the last
few weeks Is attributed to seasonal
Difficulties on the Portland water
front and the rnilaoad shopmen's
strike carried over from the previ
ous year, but the report says both
were of passive nature. In the
spring the I. W. W. succeeded hi
some points in tying up logging and
construction camps for a few days
as part of a political demonstration
in the spring. What Is termed Ihe
one serious labor difficulty of the
year is Ihe strike of linemen em
ployed l,y the Ntirthwestern Electric
company, commencing Into In the
year and still continuing.
Placements of licensed fee charg
ing employment agencies In Oregon
during l2:i were 115,948 as
agninst 93. 7119 the previous year.
This Is considered a fair barometer
of the Industrial situation. Place
ments by public employment offices
charging no fees tolalled 4 5,743. Of
fices are located at Portland. Sa
lem, Eugene and Mnrshfleld with the
I'nltcd Slates employment service co
operating. The average dally wage In the log
ging Industry in 1923 averaged from
$3.90 to $5.80.
Western Projects Receive
Lion's Share of Attention
From Solons.
Minnesota Representative
Says Volstead Act Has .
"Not Made Country
Dry Enough."
( Artri.teil Press Lespe Wire.)
SALEM, Jan. 12. Governor
Pierce today appointed Dr. H. E. Kel-
Iv of Lakevlew as county Judge of
oninlnna hpl,l hv ttrominent nnfHtde
jLake county to succeed the late j owem , ws', , ,h opinions! of
JUUfi ti. r.. oiunu. those whr have bee nln the organiza
tion and have had to learn largely
through past experience.
lo crf tWf"a fCArv "r- Newhouse went Into detail In
U luuiw siw telling of sales made on both 1922 and
i . .. . ! 1923 crops. Some of his remarks do
n'jI AN. PoA'o Rto! ?Ja !rV2.-' "" of special mention are that
i w' Bonner. Insular treasurer of n0 cooperative association will return
Porto Rico, was found dead at hlsj (trow-r a higher price for his pro
desk today. He leaves a widow here duct than Individual growers ln some
and a soli and daughter at Ann Ar- cases may receive, although the aver
bor, .Mich. lag returns received by cooperating
( A jnorHtefl Pre I.onsed Wire.)
GLEN HOCK. Wyo., Jan. 12. Two '
children of Iwrence Wenzlnger, I
fanner, were burned to death late
yesterday when the Wenzlnger home,
12 miles north of Glen Rock was do
st roved oy fire.
members, over a period of years, will
be higher than tho average returns
of outside members. Not only should
this be taken inlo consideration hut
the effeet on the Industry as a whole
will be to stabilize market conditions,
and by advertising, Increase consuinp-i
tlon to s point where It will take care
of the ever Increasing acreage.
Mr. Newhouse gave a very Inter
esting blackboard talk, illustrating byj
actual figures the value of coopera
tive marketing as relating to packing
coils, whereby growers can save that
extra money amount for themeelvea,
also showing that In Ihe past three
ear. with a larger tonnage ln cer
tain districts," that packing costs of
the Oregon Grow ers with a large num
ber of plants distributed over a large
territory compare very favorably with
those of other concerns handling a
larse tonnage all assembled In one
( AXeHK'lRtfrl fr I,rnNl Vlr.)
I.OH AN'raKI.KH. Jim. 12. Con
MH new TiiliaaflK. film Hcf r!. In
toHipnrarily blind lw to "klHR
eyt'H," hrotiRht on hy work und'T the
flftrf glHre of niudio HkMs, It wan nn
noiinr.fd at hr hmn hir today. The
malady f truck h'T yi'Btinlay. It in
i'xprt'd t will h bark at her
Mt'idlo by Monday.
(Associated Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. The
west got the lion's share of atten
tion today In congress.
With the eastern half of the coun
try all but unrepresented on the
floor, the house wound up general
debate on the Interior bill, carrying
appropriations for many western pro
jects, and the clerk began reeling
off the bill section by section for
The senate was not in session,
but Ita public lands committee, halt
ing for the moment Its Tea Pot Dome
Investigation, gave . approval to a
batch or bills designed to help tho
Indian and the homesteader ln the
states beyond tha Mississippi. ,
Secretary Work asked another sen
ate committee to give him authority
to ease up on reclamation project
water users who are behind ln their
payment to the government and the
representatives of Nor ti western far
mers were renewing their petition
for relief before senate and house
agriculture committee. Both taxa
tion and prohibition committees re
fused to be crowded entirely from
the spotlight. Senator Couzens re
newed his fight wlih. Secretary Mel
lon on tax exempt securities.
In the house the Rey. O. J. Ko
vale, elected from Andrew Volstead's
old district in Minnesota, Interrupt
ed the appropriations debate long
enough to deliver a maiden speech
devoted to an attack on the Volstead
act because It hasn't made the
country dry enough.
After nearly a month of compara
tive qulesence, the house Insurgents
held a war council over a project to
unite with Ihe democrats and upset
the rules revision program of the
republican leaders when It comes up
Proposed compromises In the tax
program were discussed today with
President Coolldge by Representa
tive Tllson, Conn., a republican
member of the ways and means com
mittee, who In a statement issued
after his visit to the White Hotir.e
deelared he was unutterably opposed
to any compromise.
Decision of tne rules committee
yesterday not to recommend a num
ber of changes proposed by repub
lican Insurgents and republicans
brought an announcement from Rep
resentative Garrett, minority leader,
that Ihe democratic members would
take their fight to Ihe floor, and the
leaders of the Insurgent bloc Imme
diately called a conference for today
to determine their course of action.
Measures Affect Went
fAsnnriated Press Lease,) Wire.)
WASHINGTON'. Jan. 12. Several
measures affecting western states
were ordered favorably reported to
day hy the sennte public lands com
mittee. Cnder one of tho bills by Senator
Smoot, republican. I'tah. the secre
tary of the Interior would be author
ized to g ant allotments of lands to
Indians on power or reservoir sites
heretofore set aside, but unused. The
tovernnient would reserve the
rlkn; however, to develop the sites
at any later date upon payment of
any damages to crops, buildings or
other Improvements caused thereby.
The secretary of the Interior would
bo directed under another of the
bills, hy Senator Jones, democrat.
New Mexico, to designate as stock
raising lands subject to entry, any
lands tbe surface of which, In his
opinion, chiefly valuable for grazing
and raising forage crops, do not con
i tain merchantable timber, are not
A..n.'lnt,. Pre, l-sed Wire.)
American Legion in t'nlilornla "stands
ready to send ex service men to every
farm In California that would suffer
through the departure of Japanese
farm workers," Morgan Keaton. state
adjutant of the organization said here
A million dollar rorsoratloa has
been formed In the state to assist: susceptible for Irritation, and are of
Japanese and their American friends such character that 40 acres ara
In avoiding the anil alien land act, I reasonably required for the support
Keaton said. ot family.
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