The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 26, 1924, Page 1, Image 1

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Hoof and Mouth Epidemic in
V bainomia Brings uiose
, ; Supervision in. Oregon
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in, California '
pOTtalKD Or.? Feb. 25.Co-
( operation of -all residents of Ore
gon with state and government of
' flcials to keep the hoof and mouth
'disease, now epidemic in Californ
ia, ont of Oregon, Is urged in a
ffttatement Issued today by Dr. Sam
D, Foster, inspector In. charge of
Hhe tuberculosis eradication divis-
ion'of the United States bureau of
tanimal industry.
. Dr. , Foster declares that foot
land mouth disease la the most ser
ious that can strike livestock. .
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' San Francisco, Feb. 2 5.- As ad--dltlonal
precaution against spread
of the dreaded hoof and mouth
f disease, the San Francisco board
of aaperriaors , today passed ; an
(ordinance requiring closing of all
Dutcner snops at p. m. on wees
rlni deliieries of meat at -hours
when city meat inspectors are on .
I1ULV. It WAS Bald.
J No further extension of the
present quarantine had,een ord
ered tonight. v
' The loss to lirestock owners so
far is estimated at $250,000.
Fifteen thousand head of cattle
and 9,000 hogs hve bee nordered
destroyed by the authorities. - v
Money Needed
OAKLAND, Cal., r Feb. 23.
.Emergency appropriations of $2,
000.000 bv concress for Use in the
tflght in California against the
jhoof and ,,mdutli disease will ; be
asked, it was announced here late
ftoday following ' a conference - of
.state, city and federal officials.
j The money would be used chief
ly io lncieninuy owners muusc
hogs, cattle and sheep are destrby-
I OLYM PI A Wash- Vei. 25.
Quarantine order, effective Tnes
rday. February 26. prohibiting the
importation' of all livestock, horns,
hoofs, hides,! dog. ? Wrda, let
ock, hayj feed, biological and
pacing material from California
Jnto the fitate of Washington wa
Jxsued by Director R. h. French
ftf the department of agriculture
1 State veterinary Inspectors will
e stationed in Seattle, and Spo
kane, and possible other, cities to
assist federal Inspectors to head
ff-shipments Into this tate, it was
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''The discovery Saturday of cas
1 of hoof and mouth disease in
the counties of Alameda. Napa, Sa
jano and Contra Costa in Califor
hla brought about the quarantine
rder " Mr. French announced.
rtnmentH of livestock, from any
itate which may subsequently de
velop cases of the disease will be
tarred by the order. Dogs, birds
JindDet stock may enter only af
ter being properly disinfected. AH
.Backing materials such as hay and
rtrw. and all horns, hoots and
,h!des must either be destroyed
or disinfected. All railroad cars
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t OREGON Occasional rain
Tuesday; moderate to fresh
southwesterly winds.
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Maximum, 57,
Minimum. 44. '
River 3.10- Falling.,
Rainfall, .36.
Atmosphere, Cloudy.
Wind, Southeast.
; SILVERTON, Ore., Feb. 25. (Special' to The States
man.) -Three out of four civic improvement measures that
were on the ballot at a special election in Silverton today were
carried by good majorities.
The measure that Was lost was one proposing the pro
viding of funds for the, establishment of public toilets and
rest rooms in Silverton, the vote being 144 for it and 173
against the measure. . .. 1
; The vote on the measures that carried was as follows:
1 For an-additional fund lor fire fighting equipment, 232
for and 94 against. ' a. :
Additional lighting fund,' 227 forvai0 98 against.
j Charter amendment providing 'for' better sewage and
drainage, 177 for and 151 against
I Considerable feeling was aroused over the defeat of the
measure proposing public rest rooms and toilets for the rea
son that Silverton is now entirely lacking in these conven
iences. .
Missouri Senator , , Attacks
McAdoo Former Cabinet
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isT. LOUISr ,Mo , Feb. 25.
Uhited States : Senator James A.
Reed, informally opening his cam
paign for the democratic presi
dential y nomination" tonight, de
clared that In his opinion "not one-
tenth , of "the . corruption and in
iquity which has existed is yet laid
bare." in referring to the oil lease
He charged that William Gibbs
McAdoo, former secretary of the
treasury and an opponent for tbd
nomination, expected to receive
$1,034,000 in legal fees from E.
L. Doheny, oil magnate, the
Charles W. Morse interests, and
motion picture concerns, although
he "did not appear in a single law
suit." He reviewed the oil scandal and
said the disclosures "warranted
him In saying that the people- of
the United States were, by bribery.
deprived of these great oil deposits
upon which the nation must rely
In tho hour of extremity.
ItALElGII. N. C. Feb. 25;
The first definite move in Nortel
Carolina looking to the nomina
tion of Josephna Daniels, former
rsecetanr of the navy, as the dem
ocratic candidate for president was
taken here tonight with the issu
ance of call by a score of proml
nnt men for a meeting of demo
crats of the state In this city
Thursday night to organize a
Daniels for president club.
Gives Out Statement Saying
He Bought Sinclair Stock -
While ih Cabinet
torney General Daugberty today
publicly acknowledged that he had
dealt in Sinclair stock before and
since he entered the cabinet, de
clared he never misused official
Information in these tranaacuons
and renewed his , willingness to
submit all the tacts In any, inves
tigation the senate might order.
In an open letter to Senator
Willis. Republican, Ohio, Mr.
Daurherty said he bougbt some
Sinclair stock before he became
attorney general and finally suf
fered a losa of 528 a share. Six
months-; after Teapot Dome was
leased, to the Sinclair in this, ho
old iart of his stock in an effort
to recoup losses. Later he bought
back the same amount at a slight
ly lower price and finally slod last
fall, his entire, share holdings. ,
Safe Blown By Experienced
Crook Clothing and"
Food Main Loot .
: Men familiar with blowing safes
were responsible for the robbery
of two St. i Paul stores Sunday
nightl according to Deputy Sheriff
Sam Burkhart, who spent Monday
inyestigating the robbery.. Deputy
Burkhart based his" opinion upon
the . way in which the safe was
blown, for though the lock itself
was neatly blown off, the doors
of the safe were not sprung. This,
he said, could be accomplished
only by men or a man familiar
with handling the explosive.
From the dry goods and gro
cery store owned by D. L. Vande
Wiele there were stolen 90 dozen
eggs, two sacks of sugar and
"shoes for the family," for all
classes of footwear were reported
missing by the proprietor, several
pairs in each classification being
stolen- From the postof f ice and
drug store owned by Peter McDon
ald was taken a sack of sugar and
a sack of old coins. It was in the
first store that the safe was taken
to the storeroom at the rear where
sacks of salt were piled around
it to deaden the noise of the ex
plosion."' 4 In view of the robbery taking
place .in a building occupied by a
postofffce." the matter was taken
up with Lyle J. Page, federal com
missioner, for f this district, who
will prosecute If the rob&er or rob
bers are captured.
Governor of Montana Among
Those Pushed for Denby
WASHINGTON', Feb. 23. In
itial consideration given by Pres
ident Coolldge to selection of a
successor of Edwin Denby as sec
retary of the navy has resolved
about Joseph M. Dixon, governor
of Montana, and James E. David
son, republican national commit
teeman from Michigan.
Inasmuch as Mr. Denby's retire
ment from the cabinet does not be
come effective until March 10,
and - because of more immediate
pressing questions, the president,
it was. said today at the White
House, has considered the filling
of the navy post only in a pre
liminary way. It was acknowl
edged, however, that a number of
telegrams and letters had been
received endorsing both Governor
Dixon and Mr. Davidson.-
HAVANA. Feb. 2 5. ( By Asso
ciated Press.) The United Rail
way and Dock Workers strike has
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Gift Tax Amendment Before
House at Adjournment-
Republican Organization
y Fights Both .
Administration Spokesmen
Promise to Carry .'Mellon L
Plan to People
increase in the estate or inheri
tance taxes was voted into the
revenue bill in the house today
by a combination of democratic
and republican insurgent forces.
Another proposal of the coalition
a gift tax was before the house
when it adjourned. .-'
Both amendments were attack
ed by organization republicans'.
The estate tax raising the rates
all along the line on the, same
brackets as now contained in the
law to a maximum of 40 per cent
on the amount by which the es
tate of a decedent exceeds 110.
000,000 instead of the present 25
per cent rate, was adopted, ISO to
3ift Tax Proposed
Representative Ramseyer, repub
lican,. Iowa, submitted the estate
tax amendment and Representa
tive Green republican, Iowa, chain
man of the ways and means com
mittee, proposed the gift tax,
which will be voted on tomorrow.
About six democrats voted against
the estate tax amendment which
was supported by about 30 repub
licans, including Chairman Green
on a division vote.
An amendment also was voted
to allow credit for estate taxes
paid to states up to 25 per cent
of the tax levied , by the federal
government This was proposed
by Representative Frear, republi
can insurgent, Wisconsin, in re
ply to the argument of Represen
tative Mills, republican. New
York, that an increase in this tax
would make it a permanent part
of the federal taxation system and
erentually deprive states ?of a
vital source of their revertue."
Republican organization leaders
remain hopeful of a compromise
on the income rates when a final
vote is taken on the bill, notwith
standing the continued coalition of
democrats and insurgents. Ad
ministration spokesmen let it be
known I hat if their tax reform
program as carried In the Mellon
bill doos not get through at this
session, ft will be brought up
again next winter. Secretary Mel
lon believes the country will show
Ita .favor toward his plan at the
elections this fall and that its
success in the next congress will
be assured.
Representative Frear, speaklnR
for the republican insurgents, is
sued a statement today declaring
his group was not disturbed over
the Longworth compromise for a
25 per cent reduction in the sur-j
tax rates, which would cut the
maximum to 37 per cent in-
stead of the 44 per cent now In
the bill. He called upon MrJ Lone-
worth to make public his plan so
that study might be given it. Mr.
f rear also denied any formal
coalition with the democrats, de
daring the insurgents supported
the" democratic plan because It
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was me next nest plan to our
: The entire day was spent on the
estate tax contest, but with a vote
in sight early tomorrow on the
gift tax proposal. Chairman Green
said tonight he expected reading
of the bolll to get well into the
excise rates by tomorrow night.
where another fight Impends on
proposed reductions . in. the auto
mobile taxes.
' Mr. Green proposed rates of 1 to
10 ?pef cent on gifts, starting at
amounts. in excess of :$1 0,000 and
applying , the maximum rates on
amounts exceeding" $46,000. He
announced tonight, however, that
he would amend this tomorrow to
make the same rates as carried in
the.' estate' tax ; voted today appli
cable to the gift-tax. -
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Salem Man Announces He
Will Seek to Represent
First District
Within the next lew days H'
1:. Patton, 'Salem merchant, who
Iras been identified with state and
local politics and the republican
party for years, will file with the
secretary of . state as candidate
for election as delegate to the re
publican national convention from
the first congressional district of
Oregon, he announced Monday. If
elected, Mr Patton fieciared" he
would pledge thls support to the
choice of the Oregon people as1 ex
pressed at the primary election.
Mr. Patton is at present a mem
ber of the city council and during
his residence in Salem has been a
member of both hoasea of the
state; legislature. He was pres
ident? of the Salem Republican
club and one c! the organizers of
the Youna; Men's Republican club
In addition to being a slate cen
tral committeeman. He was elect
ed to the house of representatives
in 1&08 and to the state senate in
1910, serving through, the ses
sions of 1910 and 1&12.
Mr. Patton was recently named
at a delegate from AI Kader tem
ple of the Mystic Shrine, to the
national convention in Kansas
City, June 2 to 5 inclusive. He
said yesterday thai whether or not
he is ek-eted as a republican del
egate, h: wit! attend the national
convention in Cleveland when it
opens .lulu 10.
Mrs. George Harms and
Frank Regier Die of In
juries' in Accident
OREGON CITY. Or., Feb. 25.
Frank Regier and Mrs. George W.
Harms of. Dallas, Or., were in
jured fatally and George Harms,
husband of the woman; ' P. P.
Kroecker , also of Dallas, and
Jacob Martin of Main Center.
Sask., suffered serious injuries
when an automobile in whjch they
were riding was struck by a south
bound passenger train at a rail
road crossing north of here today.
Regier and Mrs. Harms died of
their injuries shortly after they
were brought to the hospital here
ine automobile party was on
its, way to Portland. Harms, who
was driving, failed to see the pas
senger train coming souths Two
other automobile drivers, ahead of
Harms, saw the approaching1 train
and stopped to let it pass. Harms
went on.
Although the engineer did every
thing In his power to attract tha
attention of the driver, the loco
motive struck the machine just
as It reached vthe center of the
track. Parts of the - automobile
were scattered for some' distance,
and the occupants pitched in every
direction. The' wreck of the'anto
moblle caught fire and was soon a
mass of flames. The train, trav
eling about 2 S or 30 miles an hour,
was. stopped within six car lengths.
New Mystery Develops - as
Result of New Information
on Famous , $100,d00
Loan to Fall
Senators Find Out McLean
Did Not Have That Much
Money at Time Stated
Turning Its attention once more to
the McLean-Fall incident at Palm
Beach, the senate "oil committee
today secured on behalf of the
White House a, positive disclaim
er of any previous inside informa
tion on the subject; and develop
ed a new mystery rejarding the
now famous $100,000 loan which
Albert B. Fall obtained while he
was in the cabinet.
C- Baseom . Slemp, secretary to
President Coolidge testified that
he not only had no prior know
ledge of the truth regarding the
loan, but that, he discussed the
subject at Palm Beach with both
Fall and Edward B. McLean, pub
lisher of the Washington post, and
urged that they, dispose of the
many rumors .in circulation , by
telling the committee the whole
story. ,' . -
Banks ,2erled. F .SwJ.,
Promising to tell all, Mr. Slemp
said, McLean testified before Sen
ator Walsh, democrat, Montana,
on the same day that he had giv
en Fall two checks aggregating
$100,000 late in 1921, but that
they had been returned to him un
cashed. Today, however, thV. com
mittee learned from an examin
ation of records of Washington
banks that the publisher did not
have an aggregate of $109,000 on
deposit at that time in the banks
on which he said the checks were
Having learned that Mr. Slemp
had conversations with both Mc
Lean and Fall regarding the oil
scandal at Palm Beach last month,
Senator Walsh will seek tomor
row to ascertain whether ; any in
dividual members of the commit
tee communicated by telegraph or
telephone with either of them at
the Florida resort or with Fall at
Now Orleans.
After hearing Mr. Slemp, the
eommlttee received from H. Foster
Bain, director, of , the bureau of
mine, testimony that Fall had
(old him that the contract with
the Doheny interests for oil tank
storage at Pearl Harbor,: Hawaii
had been discussed by the cabinet
and that Attorney General Da ugh -
erty had made no objection to It.
The attorney general in! a letter
today lo .Senator .Wills, republican,
Ohio, again denied that he had
given an oral or written . opinion
as to the legality of the oil leases
and at the same time stated he
had pnrcnased stock of the Sin
clair consolidated oil company af
ter he came into the cabinet, but
had sold it at a loss.
Taning the oil discussion again
to the floor of the senate. Sen
ator Walsh charged that the repub
lican national committee news
bureau had made a "deliberate
and malicious" misrepresentation
of the facts in its statement of
yesterday that the-naval oil leases
were made under the general leas
ing act -of February 1920, which
he had sponsored.
Replying In a statement tonight
the' news bureau asserted that
Senator Walsh's declaration that
the leases were made, not under
this act, but under one passed In
June, 1920, was "a quibble for
the purpose of misrepresenting the
facts. ' .
. Xot to Call .McAdoo
Chairman Lenroot and others of
the oil committee indicated that
there was ' no intention f to recall
William G.i McAdoo, a. candidate
for the ' democratic ;.. presidential
nomination ' ' for '.questioning i re
garding . his statement Saturday
that hig then New, York law, firm
would have received an additional
tee of $800.000, It the negotiations
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Business Administration Promised by .Con
tractor if Elected-rSome Accomplishments
of Present Mayor Cited Both Are Active in
Public; Playgrounds
John B. Giesy and Fred Erixon will .both be candidates
for mayor. Erixon filed his candidacy for nomination in the
primaries with City .Recorder Marten sPoulsen last night and
it is a virtual certainty, that May or ..Giesy, incumbent, will
today file as a candidate for renomination. 'If there are to ? 5
any other candidates they have not yet been mentioned, and
unless another one or more do file the. outcome of the primary
vote will be tantamount to election. V : ... ...
: Erixon's petitions appeared yesterday, and- Giesy's were
prepared .last night. and .are.ready for circulation. Erixon's
declaration was taken to the city recorder arlier in the day
yesterday, but because of a slight defect was returned tothe
candidate for correction. , J C . . .
1 1 : "A business administration by a
William Phillips, under, secre
tary of state, was. nominated to
be ambassador to Belgium. .
The house voted to increase the
estate taxes carried In the revenue
bill. . .
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i ; Secretary .Weeks, before' the
house insular affairs committee,
opposed-Philippine independence.;"
. The ; house Indian j committee
proposed a joint Congressional In
vestigation of Indian .adminlstra:
tion affairs in Oklahoma.
It was learned that Joseph M.
Dixon, governor of Montana, is
being seriously considered for sec
retary of the navy.
The supreme court held Invalid
the act making state w'orklngmen's
compensation laws applicable to
stevedores working in vessels ly
ing in navigable waters.
President Coolidge told mem
bers of the house pensions com
mittee he was opposed to enact
ment at this time of pension legis
lation involving any considerable
drain on the treasury.
Attorney General Daugherty
wrote a letter to Senator Willis,
republican, Ohio, saying he had
dealt In Sinclair oil stock, but had
not misused official Information.
The senate oil committee heard
C. Bascom Slemp, secretary to the
president, heard Washington bank
ers testify as -to the accounts of
Edward iB. McLean, then recalled
for a' short time II. Foster Bain,
director of the bureau of mines.
Prohibition Agents Investiga
tion Stopped McKey Is
GOLD BEACH. Or., Feb- 25.
Investigation was - begun . by Va
grand Jury here today on charges
against Paul Mumpower and A. B.
Keil, state prohibition agents,
charged with manslaughter in hav
ing killed Lawrence Hare at
Brookings, Or., during a liquor
raid Today's session , was . brief
as .one grand juror , became ,111,
necessitating an adjournment un
til tomorrow. v
Judge John Childs, of Del Norte
county, Cal., anda Collier H. Bui
flngton, ; engaged by friends, xf
Hare to aid the nrosecnUon with
drew, trom; the, case today, j They
ha4 expected to participate in the
questioning before the grand Jury,
hut Miles H. McKay reprt8entttlTe
Of tie attorney general's bfllce ob.
Jected on the grounds that their
appearance would be illegal, . ,
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business man" Is Erixon's slogan
that will, appear after his name on .
the ballot, and the substance ot
his platform is "a business-like ad--,
ministration without fear- or fa
vor' Mr. Erixon Is a member of
the district board of trustees o(
the i Kiwanis club, and a director ot
the Salem chamber ' of commerce,
tie belongs to the ttcs and -Masons
and la a Shrlner. . In the &lk
he is chairman pt the welfare com. -mlttee,
I By profession, he Is a con
tractor , and was builder of the
state supreme court "tmfldlAg.
Mr. Erixon has been active and
aggressive in tie f public . pUy
grounds movement, 4 but .. Mayor
Giesy also ha's been extremely ac
tive for this jslvlc enterprise. 7Ai
mayor, - Mr.. Giesy, got; an appro
priation in the city .budget for
maintenance of the playground, so
that it is now a city enterprise.
Giesy recognized, Erixon's activity
In the movement c by . appointing
him chairman of the playground
board of the city, after the approv
al of the budget appropriation for
that, purpose. . -rt ". ,
Numerous friends of the mayor
have- Insisted that he .become . a
candidate lor another ternu :.i Few
complaints ; have .been registered
against his. administration, and be
lays claim to having taken the
city council into hia confidence in
all matters and to having, main
tained harmony In the city (police
departments . -, :"
,Of much Importance In the ad-v
ministration during, the last year
has been the - paving . program,
which lias been kept up to sched- .
ule. t Mr. ..Olesy', wag mainly . re
sponsible, as a member of the city .
council," fot.'tbo pavement; ot the
Portland road from- the Doe store
near the. fairgrounds north about
a quarter of a. mile .across ..the
Southern pacific tracks, which for
a long time was the only nnpaved
strip between Salem and Portland.
Mr. and Mr$Qii!Ver Home
From Three Months' Trip .
' W." Criif er, coooty road mas- .
ter,. with Mrs. 'Culver ? returned
Sunday night from a three month
trip by automobile Into southern .
California. - The Sunny California
of etory A .Yery.dry Just.nowMv
Culver says and he waw. glad to
get back to Oregon. Y v
. ..Mr,. Culver , has been on , leave
of absense from the county; road
master's .job : for several jnontka
but said yesterday ho "hoped to be
back on the Job In the near fu
tUre.. ' ', . ' -. - . ', '.
Governor Pierce Still
-Improving; at; Hospital
Governor Pierce continued to
Improve yesterday at the Salem
hospital where he underwent a
surgical operation Saturday for re
moval of the gall, bladder, From
the hospital ; It was reported last
night that the governor was rest
ing comfortably. , He signed seve
ral papers Monday that were taken
to .hia room In. the hospital by his