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gALE3I7tBEGONf WEDNESDAY MOKN1NG, SEPTEMBER 19, 1923
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KiiLIEF FUND -f A
OF WHEATS IS
Flap Jacfpielycr tit
. Work Before Play , Pro- ;
eraci 6f British eir :
BOllHil Lsis.il:. .
i CHF.flK r.IVPTJ -1
Arabassador Presents First
l2stallnnt o Money: to
sure r its
Rccidcncq Section' flow But
1 H"--P cf iiCtcn 'winked
Ashes C:!J::rs . Patrol
nu:r.s;-Vctc!i for Looters
Fin est ho:.:es BUT
DREARY WASTE HOW
Priceless Libraries of Two
fticnally Known Scho!-
ars Included in. Lost
BERKELEY, Cal., Sept. 18.:
"Heaps of sodden, water-soaked
ashes, .broken chimneys pointing
crazily at I the sky, and jagged
dead walls, are allj that remained
today of what Was yesterday the
residence section f n the north
eastern part of Berkeley, Sol
diers and police patrolled the
ruins tonight with fingers on
Teady triggers where supposed
looters slipped about or searched
with electric flashlights for bod
ies on the chance that all might
not hare escaped from the wind
whipped, inferno. . -
It was the belief of Acting
Chief of Police C D. Lee, how
ever, that all escaped with their
lives, as the district offered many
broad avenues of exit. ;A number
of children were posted, aa miss
ing today but they were school
children who were at" their studies
when jthe fire ' broke out and, who
. could not. get ' back , to t their
.homes. (..'.,.- ' 'A, -. -7".
,A -"t. ;it" . Halls, Crowded - v - '
The armory of' tie University
of California, the tig halls down
town, - the ; nearby, churchea and
" many other public and seral-pub-'
lie places were lerowdel wli!x ref
ugees tonf-ht. " According to a po-
lice 'estimate, between 12,000 "and
15,000 are homeless, the fire hav
ing swept a thickly populated
area for 50 blocks or "more.
Cragmont, an exclusive resi-
denca section, the equally exclu
sive Euclid avenue with. Its rows
of university fraternities and. so
rorities and the great hilly sweep
from this street to Ehattuck ave
nue, the main business street,
were a dreary waste tonight with
searchers hurrying everywhere.
TI ? Red Cross maintained many
stations on the edge of the dis
trict to care for Refugees and
workers alike. 1 Hundreds of Unl
workers alike. "Hundreds of Uni
versity students aided in the pa
trol. The fire apparatus remain
ed, 'pouring many streams onto
tfc e glowing carpets of i sparks
here and there. Arc lights were
being rigged cj - and ' attempts
were being made to clear 4&nglr
ins light and power wires and re
store telephonic communication. ,
It was reported late today that
tt? priceless libraries of Profes
sor Alexals Lang, nationally
kpown authority on education
an 1 Professor C. E.. Chapman,
jr ninent Americanr history schbl
ar, had beea destroyed.' Both are
rr iters cf the faculty ofJ the
Li 'verslty pi California.
-.5 he board of 'f Ira . underwriters '
"la 'ran -Francisco t:f-j cTirahei
ti - .damage at 'f 2,C : ),c:r excla
e'v3 of personal t.;;r-;"3. . It i3
' exj ?cted that.-tie -e will amount
: to at., least- 2,CC0,0C3 more.'
r.'r.ycr .Eastmr.n CI!!!
EILVERTON, Or., Sept. 18.
Tie Ellverton city council is still
In possession of the unaccepted
Testation, of Mayor L.: C. East
man. Jlayor - Eastman promised
to stand by the .council tintil an
otter mayor could be recured. , In
s??iking of the Eltualloa, rsera
ber3 of the corcll rcrsrkel dur
12 3 the past,' wc: It. t" :i al-vays
! formerly, everyc-a w"tri to la
mayor of CUverton. , ICow, -when
one is really ne!eJ, r- one will
corsent to fill tl i place.
OREGON Vedncsday fair.
LOCAL WEATHER ;
... , (Tuesday)
llaxlnum teiarcratare, 79.
Lliiimun te-rcratare, 48.
Rainfall, ncse. ' ' , i , ;
River, - 1.8. - -' v -
At::.ic--cre, clear. .
Y'l :i, west. ' ;
Findinfj of Blood-sqixied True!:; Near Oswego
Evidence' Thatf Jan JVIio Started Hishlan4
Jitney IVlet oul'Pliy--yilIamette River p
Searched fop Jlexpiins. . :
. .. .. - - -1 A fc.V '-, :
. " '. - - - ' ..,.-.!
Alone, with the exception of their 14-year-old daughter,
Mrs. R. B. Dabney, 159G South Thirteenth street, is waitlnsr
word of her husband, around whose disappearance a veil of
j ' a r 1 l ji l?T l "a
mysiery nas peen woven ana wna is jaenevea iq ;p&y$ roeen
murdered near Oswego, presumably early ' Tuesday morning.
A blood-spattered truck was found gboye a higl cliff at
Elk Rock. A dead dog, the property of X)abney, was tying
in the truck. A bullet shattered windshield and a white
mask were indications that Dabney may , have met with foul
play. Both"; the .llultnotriah
land police worked on the cage all day yesterday but no
word had been received in Salem last night as to any develop
ments in the case. , .
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.- Sept.
1 8. Re-enactment of the Battle
of Chickamanga SO years ago and
an old-time southern barbecue
were the . outstanding events of
the annual encampment of United
Spanish War veterans here today.
SEATTLE, Sept. 18. The Red
Cross for 1 1 the time h being has
ceased, buying food Xor Japanese
relief, according to a telegram re
ceived today j by . 4 Franks .Water-
house, president of the Seattle
Chamber, of Commerce, from W.
Gordon Brown, director of pur
chases. ... . , . .
' CAMP PEBRY," Ohio, Sept. 18.
- Fdur. world's" records were brok
en at the National Rifle', associa
tion . tournament here today.
Three went by the boards In the
international free rifle match -on
the 300 meter range and, the other
ini the" Ilerrick trophy match on
the 1000-yard range.
SETTLE, iSepL - IS. Percy L.
Sinclair, state senator from Pa
cific county, ( and. his wife who
were arrested here on charges of
accepting'deposlts after they knew
that ' the Southwestern Washing
ton Bank of Ilwaco. which Senator
Sinclair was president, was Insolv
ent, were taken today to South
Bend. ' '
.GENEVA, ' Sept. 18. (By the
Associated Press. )The council
of the league published tonight a
communication from the United
States gorernment in which that
government says it' is unable to
ratify the conrention of St. Ger
maine for. control of the traffic
in arias and munitions- ' : ; '
PENDLETON, Or.. . Sept. 18.
The proposal that's tri-etate coun
cil be formed of the druggists of
the states of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho to take joint action on
matters of common interest to
their business, was made today In
the session of, the Oregon State
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 18.
Mayor Joseph Cauf fiel of Johns
town announced late tonight that
be bad replied' by . telegraph and
special5 dellrery letter wto .-Gover
nor nnchot s telegram requesting
tha reasops for the city execu
tive's recent- order that, negroes
ho have resided. here - formless
than seven years must leave. The
mayor refused to say what he told
the goyernor, but reiterated his
order that the negroes "must pack
up and. go." f ' .' ;; ' --
WASHINGTON, Sept. I8--Com-plete
' rejection of the so-called
Claiborne-Adams ; check "collection
plan and adoption with changes
of the federal reserve , board's
regulation J," penalizing banks
falling to remain at par, was re-
co-.r: enaed to tne coara ,ionigm
tr i: ? federal advisory council at
the conclusion of its . fall session.
R03EBURG,; Or.,- Sept. 18
Jcn Russell, 52, 'resident of
North; Myrtle Creek,- was killed
accidentally Sunday", night while
t'tntig. ;.His body was found to
day by searching parties which
spent 24 b.ours',in the woods. v "
PHOENI, Ariz., Sept 1 8.The
town of Holbrook, Aria., was re
ported flooded tonight following
a cludburst and at least ne life
was lost when the water swept
through the town, according to re
ports received here tonight. -
Arizona is recovering to
r't frei the heaviest raln-...;-3
ia ycara. :
county -officers- and the ? Port
? - ;" rr !
. Mrs. , Dabney could throw . no
ljght upon the disappearance of
her husband.. She was working
at a-hopyard, near Eo when. he
passed through. Salem! Saturday.
She was expecting his arrival
when Informed' ot the circum
stance that ? point, toward his
murder. 1 ;-" ' ; - ...
- VI know of nothing that might
lead to a solution." she said, last
night.'. ."I did .not. know anything
abqut 'it. until I .read of it in the
papers .Mr. Dabney was in Salem
Saturday morning and left a note
for!.,nre,' saying that he wouid . be
home Tuesday. " I did not see
him, but .a neighbor, Mrs. Dean,
tpld me she saw him come to the
' If ,1 could possibly tell , any
thing that might be of any help
I would be glad to do so. There
might- pos3lblybe !some wqrd In
the mail, but. I did not go to, the
postoffice at all today."" !
: Portland, detectives who In
spected the scene of. the crime re
ported, that blood oir a pillow and
blanket; ' a jtrail . indicatlns that
someone iTQad been Tdiagged to
the edge of the cliff; a cent on the
running board and the finding, pt
a 1 highwayman's mask ' led them
to believe , that Dabney bad been
murdered for. whatever money he
might have had upon, his person.
Mrs. Dabney said she did not be
lieve' he ' carried : any great
amount? i ,- . .
Efforts to locate the body in
the Willamette, which flows at
the foot oti the cliff, were unavail
ing, but were continued until a
late hour. - -"'
; Dabney was a 'former Saleni
man fand started the Highland
J itneys service, several years ago.
He iad lately, come north from
Roseburg. , Dabney , was 4 0 years
old, of stocky build, and -five
feet, seven inches, in, height. He
was seen by several Salem people
whUe he was in the city. Saturday:
Beauty Contest. Supervised
. Playgrounds, Kindergar-: '
' ten Other Features
Seven acts of vaudeville . were
presented .last - night . at I the E.
Clemens. Horst hop yard near
Eola. Those taking part, were all
among the pickers " at the yard,
with the manager; an experienced
vaudeville manager who is among
thoee picking' hops this falL The
talent fa U from among the
pickers, incudlng a large number
of musical features. v 5 I
The Horst yard has provided a
number of educational and recrea
tional features for the pickers this
year -Including t a'-' kindergarten
Where there are' 5 0 . children en
rolled, a- play-ground under the
supervision of trained ;? directors'
and; entertaining . ; recreation, for
the evenings. T These nclnde radio
pfQgrams, a dally caraj newspaper
and other features.
j, 'Mrs. C L E. Lambert and Miss
Caroline - Lambert are in charge
of the kindergarten and. nursery,
while MissLbretta -Colby la la
charge of the playground work. J.
p. Henderson, . recreational direc
tor for the Portland- bureau ef
parks, is in general charge of the
whole program at the yards. Mrs.
Henderson and Misa Emma Heil
man are in -'charge jot the camp
fire and evening programs. J
A beauty contest is being con
ducted at the yard and JtheHWin
ner will be "given " the; title ef
Miss Eola. She will also receive
a number of prizes offered ty Ic
i - r n,;' 1 ' j
Adiutant General Ordered to
i Appear iri - Civil . Ccurt
Fo k Perolexed as to
Jurisdiction . ' f
BUSINESS AS USUAL
JN CITY OF TULSA
First Skirmish Scheduled
for Wednesday Morning
in District Court
TULSA, Okja.. Sept. 18. (By
the "Associated Press Under
conditions defined by Sheriff Bob
Sanford as one of "synthetic re
bellion" Tulso'coanty went to bed
tonight, perplexed as to who rules
the roost- the military or the civil
authorities. ' ' '
. X; district Judge has ordered the
state 'adjutant general to appear in
a ' "civil ' court tomorrow morning
with three military prisoners. The
summons delivered to the civil
sheriff, Sanford, has . been com
mandeered by the military sheriff
Colonel E. Lfc .Head, who. It is In
dicated, may qr may not serve it
upon his superior officer, General
Markham. The situation is fur
ther 'complicated . by a mystery
surrounding the' whereabouts of
Adjutant Geperal Markham sinqe
his departure for Oklahoma City
Monday. '-. ; . - ' ',
The first skirmish is scheduled
for 9 o'clock , Wedneday in the
court of District Judge, Albert , C.
Hunt, where the summons; is re
turnable ': . Town Folks Mixed ;
Whether the v right of habeas
corpus exists in Oklahoma ' under
martial law despite Governor J.' C.
Walton's ? order" suspending the
right is the question involved.' C -I
The townsfolk are all mixed up
T-but business ' is as usual ; and
aside from the half dozen guards
men on duty on the mezzanine
floor of the city's leading ' hotel
and two score of their comrades
Quartered in an outlying armory.
there Is no evidence of the political
furor which: grips the state.?
i There are no guards about the
City, no machine gun nests.
The 75 militia men who consti
tute the force here behind the gov
ernor s proclamation are visible
qnly at the armory and at military
headquarters and to the new: ar
rival the city presents in every, as
pect a scene ot normal tranquility.
The three military prisoners or
dered to be brought before Judge
Hunt are Ben and . Grover, Sikes
and Earl Sack, all ot Broken Ar
row, who are nnder sentence of
two years in the penitentiary each
fpr confessed implication - in . the
flogging of Ben ; Waggoner, a
Waggoner county farmer several
Damaging Fires are Few
In Sil verton District
SILVERTQN. Or., Sept 18.
(Special jo .The Statesman.)--
In. spite of the extraordinary dry
season Silverton has - been so , far
comparatively free from disastrous
nres. However during the past
week several stubble fires and a
few brush, fires have broken, out.
It la said that' two or three fires
have recently.-, broken out in the
Howell . Prairie district, causing
considerable alarm, but so far, lit
Heav7 Prune Crop Is
; Report From Sijvertcn
i SILVERTON,- Or.. Sept. 18.
(Special to The Statesman.)
Harvesting of the Silverton prune
crop has begun. It is said that
the prune crop Is Immense this
year and that the fruit is larger
and of better 'quality' than in for
mer, years.:, ' It is also reported
that brown r rot. has " been "worse
this year than in. former seasons.
Reports have it that brown rot Is,
however, much worse in the New
berg . prune district than' In the
Silverton . district, . '
. RETURNS TO PRISON
SACRAMENTO. CaL. Sept. 1 8.
-Although be was thousands : of
miles away, apparently. safe.,frora
the grip of the, raw, A. E. Ander
son, facing f rpm one to 14. years
in San ' Quentin, walked Into the
sherlfrs office, yesterday; afterr
noon and surrendered, : . declaring
that he had corse from Siberia to
genre his sentence. -:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 Am
bassador Woods at Tokio handed
to Premier Tamampto yesterday a
certified check for S 1.000.000 as
the first large Installment of the
relief fund for Japanese earth
quake sufferers collected by the
American ; Red Cross. In report
Jng to the state department the
(ambassador said the premier was
ueepiy; moved ana expressed his
gratitude to the American people.
Mr. Woods refuted reports of
cholera outbreaks in ; Japan and
transmitted, the result of an In
quiry made by Dr. Kibbe, an Am
erican physician doing relief work
In Tokio. !! s: r i :
Flye. hospital ..buildings for
treatment of earthquake .victims
bavq beeq purchased by the Red
Cross with the funds collected
during the past two -weeks and
will be shipped immediately to Ja
pan. It was announced today.
Marshfield and Siskiyou Dis-
incis nepori uiazes be
ing Fought By Rangers
; MARSHFIELD, Or., Sept. 18.
Fires were burning in many sec
tions of Coos Bay timbered 'area
today and according to Chief Wr
den J.. A? Walsh, they , are becom
ing ' tronblesome.The state and
Coos county ' fire patrol associa
tion have been fighting in wide
spread areas, six fires having been
reported in the past two .days be
sides one" west of Marshfield,
where 2000 .acres were burned
over. Eel lake the Stout Lum
ber company camp, northwest of
Lakeside, had a ffre iri the slash
ings yesterday which burned 'over
40 acres and Was still threatening
today. One hundred acres on Sal
ver flat, a timier section " near
Camas valley, had burned over W j
to last night and the fire was in
the standing timber. Twelve Mile,
which is in. the Camas valley terri
tory, had a fire which Was threat
ening' green timber. A large force
was engaged .today in' fighting a
fire on Rink creek, near Coqaille,
the watershed from which the city
obtains its, water supply. - iA.
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GRANTS PASS, Or., Sept: 18.
Two forest fires were burning in
the Siskiyou National forest today.
The .worst is situated on Taylor
creek about 25 miles down Rogue
river from Grants Pass. '. A crew
of eight men was fighting the
blaze . yesterday but last night it
got beyond control and today it
was .found necessary ' to increase
the fire fighters force to 26. The
other fire is situated about 18
miles above Gold, Beach at ' the
mouth of the Rogue river.
Iffli PETITE :
Ai E. Campbell, Chairman of
Recall Campaign ; Com
mittee Announces Result
PORTLAND, Or.. Sept. 18.
Circulation of petitions for the
holding of an election to vote on
the recall , :. of Governor; Walter
M. Pierce continued here today.
according - to A. ' E. Campberl,
chairman of the state recall cam
paign committee. The announce
ment was made that two circula
tors of the petitions had obtain
ed 200 names within a few hours
fwork- Under , the law governing;
recall 45.000 sienatures must be
obtained. to the petitions to bring
the question to -the voters. 1
Accordina ; to . L. L. Mann of
Pendleton, , who is f'n Salem, the
people of eastern Oregon do " not
teem, to; be strongly Jn; Javor,of
the recall;- Mr. Mann Is represen
tative of the 23rd district in the
state legislature. " :'" .
wIt's a bad "precedent : to set
he affirmed when asked ' how he
regarded the recall. "I'm a Re
publican, ': but' if it comes ' to a
vote, mine will be noi and I'll get
all I can to, vote against it. -
? "Lots of people, object ' to the
appointments be has made. I'll
admit I don't like spme of them,
but he.wlll have to answer, for the
results of his ; appointments. : I'd
like to see the governor ; haye a
fair chance; tor serye bis entire
term." . . . '.' : . , -., : ;'
Lots of Papers But None
Printed in English Ital
ian Publication Issues
First American Edition
PUT OUT LATER
Metropolis Without News of
! Sew or World for nearly
24 Hours Tuesday
NEW YORK, Sept. 18. (By the
Associated Press. ) New York
went without its leading newspa
pers for " the better part of : 24
hours today when a strike of 2500
web prjfessmea prevented" publi
cation of a majority of the city's
morning and evening dallies.
: From midnight last night, until
this evening the city's millions,
most avid- newspaper readers of
the world, practically were cut off
from news of their own and the
rest of the world's doings.
."" 'Post Issued
'An early edition of the New
York Evening Post, run off by, a
hastily recruited corps , of press
men, was the only one of the large
afternoon papers to appear. before
noon and when that had been' ex
hausted the news stands ' were
bar and newsboys were mute. ,
Newspapers in nearby New Jer
sey y. cities, , smaller .local papers
not affected by the strike, and for
eign newspapers rushed thousands
of papers and scores of emergency
newsboys to the more Important
traffic Intersections where they
enjoyed an unprecedented sale at
premium prices. v ' '
W One Boston newspaper sent-cop-'
lea of a special edition to the city
by airplane, while a local Italian
caner. for the first time in its
hfstoyp6t.on sale an all-English
edition. Jany news stands pre
sented the tinusual picture of
newspapers in half a dozen for
eign languages and none in Engr
lish. " ' -a : . ,'t . -. i
. Composite Paper Printed. ;-
The newspaper famine was re
lieved In the late afternoon when
a composite newspaper represent
ing jointly the If afternoon news
papers affected, appeared on the
streets. : :: . '
The composite newspapers were
distributed by the ' joint delivery
forces of the 11 plants.
The strike was called "a few
minutes after midnight by Web
Pressmen's union No. 25 after the
organization had concluded a four
hour meeting. . President David
Simons of the union declared that
all but one of the members had
voted for the strike, which, he
said, grew out of inability of the
union and the publishers1 to agree
to a workln g contract to replace
the. one, which expired September
BIE'S DEf:D CODY
: LEFT AT HOSPITAL
Police Search for Mam Who
- Leaves Bo'dy in'Corridor
. and . : Departs : J r
ROCKFORDi 111., X Sept. i 1 8.-'
PoUce aad. aherif fs' deputiea, un?
derf the order of. Coroner FYe 01
oiC are searchlns 5 for. -Si young
man,-whoat; 10 o'clock tonight
entered . St, Anthony hospital ; here
with the body of Syea Oleson,- 26-year-old-nurse,
placed j the" . dead
form in a wheel ' chair .and then
disappeared before ,:. hospital '. at
taches could stoP' or question, him.
';. The girl, who was the daughter
of John 'Oleson, ! local furniture
factory ;- foreman, ' had ' been dead
but a few minutes. ; There were no
marks' of - violence ' on the body.
Coroner Oleson ' .will - conduct - an
autopsy to .learn the -"cause . of
death at once! ' It is believed by
hospital authorities who examined
the body that she died of a nar
cotic poison. - ' ' . ' -- ;
The youth was'described as be
ing in the early twenties; - He
drove to the hospital- in an auto
mobile.; With the girl in bis arms
he entered the corridor and .laid
the - body - in a " wheel chair - just
Inside the entrance.' Without a
word he ran from , the building;
jumped into : the car - and ? disap
peared. ' .-V' v ' "-
HIGH RIVER, Alberta, Sept. 18
''Nother" stck of ; wheats!"
"'Nother stack ot wheats!" was
the call that" went to the kitchen
of the .Prince ot - Wales' . ranch
house five minutes after his royal
highness sat down to breakfast
this morning. Lord,' Renfrew was
preparing for a bard day's -work
in the fields and the royal stamp
of approval was officially placed
on the lowly flapjack. V 1
- Lord Renfrew was the first man
up at the ranch and routed all the
other "hands'' out of bed. After
breakfast, at which he surrounded
several brook trout as well as a
"double deck" of flats, the heir
to . the - crown of 'Britain went to
work at the sunflower silo. Un
til this job Is finished there will
be no recreation on the ranch.
As soon as he has. a little free
time,' however Lord Renfrew Is
looking forward to a fishing trip
and maybe later a huntirs expe
"But work comes first," he said.
Oklahoma Soons Issue Call
, for Meeting of Lawniak
, ers Governor Firm
OKLAHOMA CITY, Gkla., Sept.
SI. (By .the Associated Press.)
Members of the state legislature
opened an offensive today against
the official ."acts -of .Governor . J.
C. Walton in connection with his
decree of martial law throughout
Oklahoma, -v;-; .:'. '. . ?;''-;::..
Plans took shape among certain
legislature opponents ot the execu
tive to convene ' a special, session
in defiance of the governor to con
sider his official acts. Impeach
ment proceedings are considered
certain If a sufficient number of
the legislators can be rallied to
the. cause. ;-.
A call for an exlra-ordinary ses
sion was , completed ,tonightf apd
Is ready to be filed 'with' the sec
retary of state as soon as a ma
jority of the - members of the
house have signed , a petition to
convene, the session. - ? ?--;
On the other band Governor
Walton is firm in his determina
tion to give his enemies In the leg
islature fno chance to Interfere"
with his , declared intention . to
"wrest the -civil government from
the domination of the - Invisible
empire And make the' visible gov
ernment again supreme,"
He reiterated, that any lawmak
ers that attempted to hold a spe
cial session of the legislature
would be sent to jail. "They shall
not pass,? was the defrthat could
be read in the presence of armed
guardsnien posted before the
doors of both the house and sen
ate chambers at the capitoL Four
soldiers with side arms held th6
entrance to each of the halls.:
Governor Walton holds that the
legislature cannot meet in. extra
ordinary, session except upon his
call, this procedure being outlined
by the state constitution. He Is
ready to meet , such": an attempt
with force. ,-. ' . ..
investigation of Loss of U. S.
: Directions biven :
SAN ? DIEGO." Cal.; : Sept.. 18.
In the maze of technical testimony
presented at today's session of the
nayal court of inquiry investiat-
inz the wreck of seven destroyers
off Point 'Honda September 8, a
radio" compass on Point -Arguello,
not4 far from the" scene of the
crash,- again played - the pivotal
role. -' . ' .-'.'
This time the needle of . the com
pass seemed to point toward . a
ogical explanation of the disas
ter and. according to officers
prosecuting the probe, toward the
person or persons . on wnom "-
ponsibllity for the tragedy may
be. fixed. --V .
Practically all of the testimony
today concerned radio operations,
and most of It centered on t!n'.i
sent by the radio come ass at Fcl -t
Arguello to the flagship of the 11
fated destroyer squadron.
Reason fcr State's !r.:"
i to . Jncure . its Eu"
; Given Ccmmittco I
i Prison Prcba-
Governor Cctcrm:r::J T!:
J r;cw Gtructurca ::j:t I ;
; v of l!::m Kin J
The destruction of the
trial building and centres
at the state pe-.iter.t: rj
net loss of $123,000 .'.tas
rise the inquiry t why tL
does" not insure its buIIJI.
i The reason tack of tie
Inhibiting tha stats frenv
insurance, on. zvi
be i that the; ,ccst in j-r-Would'i
be greater than t
loss, because of the lire? :
of JbuIldlEsa. i!Tclrr3, r f
ey which woull be vz',1 c .
miums is consliered ia t'-a
of a fund from wtici t!
may draw to r.repcrstrrct
ings that are dsstrcrci.
., Governor. Pi ; fcrs I'"
hiere are twrf met!: a I
state may follow in the
struction. ' -The state ,c -board
may be called to ai.
a deficiency appropriation,
state board of puLUc I
missioners, conirosed of t"
ernor, the secrttary of t
the state treasurer C2y ! . 5
tificates cf ladeLteJi: s tzl .
struction iramedialcly iroc-.-; ;! :
next session, cf tbe 1 ; '
standing back of te actlcn.
s Governor Tierce yeiter,liy
conversation Willi ctLir
Of the board cx;rez: 1 a ; .
ence -for liecinitg" cf tla c
gency board. Wbether tl!i
be done has not yet L; j. J.,
ined;'?; ' -N '
- Must be rirexrtcf
Governor Pierce's prerererc
the emergency board, Ls t : .
ed.' is the possibility th;t th'3 r
lie bqijdins coamlsEiaa t
only have authority to auth
the reconstrucUca of. tlie t :1I 1
exactly as they were, and t! :, :
ernor says te woull ret
the construction- ,of izfla'--buildings.'
The attorney i
will be asked to cnll-bt; : "
board on this pointy
Robert i' Crawford nr ;r
dent of- the flax plant, er l '
den Smith have been rei- ,
estimate their, requlrf 1 1 t
space for the ' recocst r t c : . a,-1
then;: thet'speciai ; tavuiian: :
board named by the governor, t
sisting of Will II. Moore, stats i
marshal; Lee Holden. rr:
tire chief, and Tom Grabara, f
vallis fire chief, will a--i!a ?
and further advise the rcT j:
and other state officials. -
I Facilities round 1: ' -r"
'-This - board made an irr-
tlon -yesterday and in a r
report-declared that none-c! t
buildings at the prison is t ' .
should be for fire rrctect!: 1 r
that .water pressure i3 in - k .
"We, the board arretted ti
vestigate ' the fire, at -the C
state prison," I , says C 3 : r
wish to, report in rr-?i t?
cause of the' fire that th?3 : is
question that we -cannot full
termlne. There is . a , 1
chance of : spontaneous cci
tlon,, "overrheated Jourrtl
threshing machine, r. inccr "
Jsm. i , The , actual . cause ,of cc -
will never be-known b"-"- t
fire burned-. so ..fast ti.it to .
was able toiget near tl a cr!:'-.
"Ve fart r fi-i a!
the tit'J-t! . cv .- car
none cf t! t"" !!r : i
to the ttate jri. . . $.1?
should -be.' Ty Uvs . .
built years r . 3 ar3 cf
type of.artt:ic tare, ,
lutely.no provl"lon 'jcaij f.
'f . "We; elso fiaijthit ti
systtra a-i fir a rrc".-ctlci
ties" are entirely 1 -..I :. 1
place ot this klad.
"We, therefore,- ree
that on rebullilrj . the !
buildings or other tuIIIIr;
nected with tha ttata rri
they should be cf r - rill,
constructlca villi z- 1 , -'
tea of .water r:.." i t '. I .
3 WC!I 3 f -3 I ' - .
- r -1 . ;
':'' TT! 3 - flra 1 ;t; 1 :
are . law f-ti ,:. 1 .