The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 16, 1924, Page 1, Image 1

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Veterans in House Opposed
to Measure Without Provi
sion-Senate Leaders Give
Promise t
I mm h i
WeW, MOVemem UCVeiOpS 10
Refund -25 Per Cent 0I
inrnrno Tav Rotiirnc
V WASHINGTON, March 15. Ad-
vocates of . the "house of the pro
posal to incorporate a lull cash
payment option In the soldiers'
bonus bill received assurance from
some senate leaders today that
xavoraoie consideration wouia oe
given to such a- scheme when the
bill reaches that body.
i Meanwhile, the opposition to
the paid-up ' life Insurance bonus
Dili appeared unbroken.
' Under the ' agreement reached
yesterday the bonus bill will come
tip for a Tote Tuesday with amend
ments prohibited. In view of this
procedure, considerable opposition
to . th measure ': had developed
among veterans in the house to
day, ' particularly on the demo
cratic tide and a, plan was under
consideration to defeat the bill and
then attempt to bring-out from
the ways and means committee a
measure providing for a full cash
payment option.
Two-Thirds Vote deeded
A twl-thlrds rote, will be -neces
sary for passage of the measure
I Some discussion was had among
members of both sides today of a
plan to put the bonus ahead of the
revenue bill, in the senates- No
formal movement to this effect
has got tinder way, however, and
senate leaders expressed the opin
ion' that with the -revenue hill al-
ready before the finance commit
tee It would be got oat of the way
I Meanwhile, the finance commit-;
tte pat over until Monday further
searings In connection with the
tax reduction bills others claiming 93 Herds Included in Infect
the attention 7 of the committee j r4u n,r,rti :
! Members - of the committee
meanwhile.1 ' refused to ' commit
themselves to any rate plan.
t Chairman Green of the ways
and means committee today for
mally Introduced the bonus bill
agreed to by the committee and
announced he would report it to
the house Monday;
Another movement got under
way today for adoption of a reso
lution providing Immediately for
tho 25 per cent reduction in in
come taxes payable this year. Rep
resentative Ackerman, republican,
New Jersey, introduced a resolu
tion to eliminate the Installments
of taxes due September 15 and to
refund one-fourth of the taxes if
paid in full now. Chairman Green
of the ways and means' committee
said the treasury had declared this
particular plan unsound.
Advance in Salary Not Asked
ert C.Paulus
. M. J. Newhouse, acting general
manager of the Oregon Growers'
Cooperative association will not re
ceive an advance of salary upon
his own request when he assumes
the general managership and suc
ceeds Robert C. Paulus on April 1.
N' r
) At present air- iNewnuuse is re-
t . celving 14200 a year and Mr. Paul-
At present Mr. Newhouse is re-
us $7000. When he was approach
ed 'by the board of directors -regarding
the new position he told
one of the directors that he would
accept the position but not at an
Increased salary..
OREGON: Fair Sunday; mod
erate westerly, winds.
Maximum temperature, 56.
Minimum temperature, 31.
Ttlrer. l. feet; stationary.
Rafnfali; onel V l , ; '
' Atmosphere, clear .r. v j
Wind, north;7 - :
The senate oil committee was in
The senate engaged in a debate
over a constitutional amendment
to limit presidents to one term
A Jugo-Slav financial delega
tion arrived to discuss refunding
of their country's debt to the
United States.
Tho house bribery committee
heard behind closed doors Elias H
Mortimer, who testified before the
Chicago grand jury in the veter
ana bureau case.
Chairman Adams of the repub
lican national committee declared
mu u Dtairinriu ui3 "' tin lijui uwiii
lng discreditable to Attorney-Oen
erataugherty had been shown in
the senate Investigation
President Coolidge by executive
order directed the bureau of in
ternal revenue to permit inspec-
tion of income and profits tax
returns by congressional commit
tees upon passage of a resolution
by either house requesting such a
privilege. ,
Secretary Hughes informed con
gress that . the state department
should approve a proposed amend
ment to the immigration bill ap
plying to Asiatics so as to admit
to this country aliens entitled to
entry under existing treaties.
The resignation , of Assistant
Secretary Roosevelt was demanded
by Representative Stevenson, dem
ocrat, South Carolina, during de
bate in the house on the naval
appropriation bill and Mr. Roose
velt was defended by Representa
tive Longwortb of Ohio and other
The Daugherty investigation
committee, heard testimony from
P. C.Qulmby, producer of the Car-
pentier-Dempsey fight films, con
cerning the showing of the pic-
tores, and then turned to condi
tions on the Mexican border, inves
tigating alleged gun running and
prohibition. , .. ... t
cu isaiuc ucouuycu 111
WASHINGTON, March 15. All
herds of cattle known to have
been infected witth foot and
mouth disease in California have
been destroyed and buried in less
than three weeks from the dis
covery of outbreak, the depart
ment of the agriculture announced
today. A total of 93 herds, in
cluding 12,154 animals were de
stroyed. We shall not be at all sur
prised," said Dr. J. R. Hohler,
chief of the bureau of animal in-
dusrty, "to -have the number of
infected premises number well
over a hundred, even though every
animal in the 93 herds destroyed
la now ' underground. Even after
disinfecting crews have completed
the work in the most thorough
manner possible, test hogs intro
duced to determine whether the
premises are safe, will, in rare
cases, root up infected matter and
of course contract the disease. For
this reason, the present gtatifying
progress must be considered as
cnly a preliminary step in the task
of suppressing completely the pre-
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Arthur Leinmger Victim Of
severe burnstroiiowing
ALBANY, Or.. March 15. Doc
tor Arthur Leininger 31, Albany
dentist, ; died late today from
burns he received : this morning
when a small gasoline tank in his
office exploded.
Physicians said nine-tenths of
the epithelium was burned from
the victim's body -although his
blazing clothing was removed or
extinguished within a minute af
ter 'the explosion. Doctor H. A
Leinlnger, father-of the rlctim
who was in the room when the
explosion occurred' and - who was
sitting .within, three feet of the
tank escaped with slight burns on
12.154 IK
the face and-bands.-
Fight Pictures Alleged to
Have Been Shown in More
Than 20 States By "Ar
Testimony Follows Closely
That of Jesse Smith's
Divorced Wife
New and surprising allegations of
deals and frameups, of unprose
cuted violations of the law and
of money payments for protection
were tumbled across the commit
tee table today In the senate's
whirlwind investigation of Attor
ney General Daugherty and the
department of Justice.
Gun running, bootlegging and
unlawful circulation of prize fight
films were the subjects around
which the testimony centered
throughout a four hour committee
session scarcely less colorful than
those which have preceded it.
Strikes Back.
From his office at the other end
of Washington Mr. Daugherty
again struck back tonight at his
accusers. He reserved until a later
time, however, the detailed state
ment he is preparing in refutation
of insinuations' made against him
on the wtness stand and contented
himself with a brief announcement
that in due time he would "advise
the public of the influences be
hind these malicious and scandal
ous attacks and the character of
the tools' that are being used in
this cowardly manner by my ad
versaries." "
How the Dempsey-Carpentier
prize light films were exhibited
with profits of 3125,000 and in
22 to 25 states with an "under
standing" against department of
justice interference despite the
law was related on the witness
stand today by Fred C. Quiraby,
New York producer of the films.
In many particulars his story fol
lowed the previous testimony of
Gaston B. Means and Miss Roxie
Stinson, divorced wife of Jess
Smith, dead friend of Mr. Daugh
Smith Interested.
Both of these witnesses had tes
tified that Smith was interested
financially in the film deal.
Other witnesses today made
charges of derelictions in prose
cuting Mexican gun running, boot
leggers and Texas oil stock, pro
moters. Friends of former Sec
retary Fall and prominent Texas
republicans were named in this
connection and Federal District
Attorney Henry Zweifel and John
D. Hartman were charged with de
lay and failures of prosecution,
One witness said he "believed'
Zweifel was involved in a "black'
mail" scheme against oil stock
Attorney General Daugherty was
not directly implicated by any of
today's witness but the testimony
often trailed to the door of his
office, through his friend, Jess
Smith and subordinate officials.
Pressure Considered.
While the committee was in ses
sion, Chairman Adams of the re
publican national committee issued
statement that "nothing dis
creditable" to Mr. Daugherty had
yet been developed, but republi
can leaders in the senate were
known to be studying the develop
ments carefully with a view to pos
sible . renewal of pressure upon
the administration for action.
The statement issued by Mr.
Daugherty was as follows:
Statement Issued
'In view of the fact that Miss
Roxie Stinson, the divorced wife
of - the late Jess W. Smith, and
that Gaston B. Means, formerly in
the bureau of investigation of the
department of justice but not now
connected therewith, were - not
called to the stand today to con
tinue their statements, and in view
of the further fact that the state
ments submitted by Captain Bald
win, formerly in the bureau of in
vestigation of the department of
justice but not now connected
therewith, and by Mr. Quimby,
owner with Tex Rickard - of the
Dempsey-Carpentier . prize fight
films, presented no features which
are" not easily explained by docu
mentary and other Evidence,, it has
become , unnecessary at' this, time
for attorney general to burden the
press or ask' tho' reading; public to
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Plunder Taken Ranges From
Valuable jewelry to Paltry
Three Dollars
DENVER, March 15. Victims
of thugs tonight, one Denver wom
an was severely beaten and robbed
of $6,000 in jewelry by two ban
dits who -forced their way into the
automobile she was driving in the
downtown streets and another
woman was slugged into uncon
sciousness by a robber who at
tacked her in her home.
The woman bandit who has been
holding up pedestrains in the
downtown district during the last
week and two confederates fig
ured in another robbery tonight
when they held up a pedestrain
and obtained S3.
Accident Suffered Bv Heir to
Throne Revives Nation
al Concern
LONDON, March 15. (By the
Associated Press). National con
cern for the life of the heir to the
throne received another shock to
day when the Prince of Wales,
only just recovered from an acci
dent, involving the fracture of a
collar bone, again got a nasty
spill, but without serious conse
Much as the public admires the
high courage of the prince, this
incident is certain to revive in in
tensified form the national agita-
tion for some check upon this un-
uauuieu guirii wnicu Diaces a
heavy risk on the succession to
the throne. Precisely how the
necessary pressure could be ap
plied is hard to imagine, for the
prince has a strong will and will
not easily be deterred from his
favorite sport.
The prince was entered in two
events at a steeplechase today at
Arborfield, near Wokingham, and
he met with mishaps in both.
Prince Henry also came a cropper
but escaped with little damage.
Candidate for Democratic
Nomination Talks in Sa
vannah and Macon
SAVANNAH, Ga., March 15.-
uniiam u. aicaooo concluded a I
two day speaking tour of Georgia
lomgni oy aescrming what he be-
Heves will be the issues of the
coming campaign and arraigning
the republican party. Mr. McAdoo
and Senator Underwood of Ala
bama are the only candidates to
be voted on in the Georgia presi
dential preferential primary.
At Macon this morning R. I.
Stevens, a lawyer, interrupted Mr.
McAdoo to ask his stand on the
Ku Klux Klan.
"I stand four square with re
spect to this." Mr. McAdoo re
plied. "And I stand four square
with respect to every other or
ganization on the immutable ques
tion of freedom of religious wor
ship, freedom of speech, freedom
of the press and the right of the
peaceable assembly."
"We frequently hear the re
mark," Mr. McAdoo Baid, "that
there Is no difference between the
two old political parties. This is
true only to the extent that the
reactionary element in the demo-
cratic party thinks like the dom
inant reactionary element in the
republican party. The fundamen
tal democratic principle is equal
opportunity for all, special privi
lege to none, whereas the domin
ant reactionary republican prin
ciple is special privileges to some,
equal opportunity to none."
LOS ANGELES, March 16.
Former Senator Atlee Pomerene
and Owen J. Roberts, special gov
ernment counsel appointed to
handle litigation for cancellation
of the Teapot Dome and Califor
nia naval reserve leases to the Sin
clair and Doheny oil companies,
arrived in Los Angeles today.
WASHINGTON. March 15 Sen
ator Spencer of. Missouri has been
selected for membership 4 on the
public lands committee .which is
eondhctin"thesoil",lnanirT. He
will take the republican vacancy
caused by th resignation of Sena -
tor LenrootNJf Wisconsin;
era kick
Osage Country to Be Scene of
Big SaleOil Promoters
PAWHUSKA, March 15. (By
The Associated Press) This lit
tle city, capital of the Osage In
dian nation, has virtually com
pleted plans for the gathering
here next Tuesday and Wednesday
of representatives of oil interests
throughout tho world to partici
pate in auction of Osage oil leases.
Over 100,000 acres of Osage
land will be placed under the
hammer in lots of 160 acres each.
The auction is conducted by the
United States government.
The sale is expected to be one
of the greatest ever held. Recent
increases in the price of oil have
spurred operators to acquire new
territory and much of the land to
be offered is adjacent to the Bur
bank field, one of the richest in
Scouts for oil companies and
geologists have swarmed over the
land for several days.
Spokane Man Charged With
Attempted Hobberv or
Whitman County Bank
COLFAX. Wash.. March 15.
joseph w Cres8f a tanor of Spo
kane, was found guilty by a jury
in superior court here this aft
ernoon on a charge of first degree
burglary in connection with the at-
tempted robbery of the Whitman
County National bank of Rosalia
last November. He is to be sen
tenced Friday.
Two charges of assault and one
of attempted burglary, all in con
nection with the . crime, still are
standing against Cress. It, will not
be decided until Monday; It was
announced, whether or not he will
be tried at this .term of court on
one or more of these charges.
Cress testified in his own de
fense today that he bad been era
ployed by two men to drive them
to Rosalia in his automobile. He
iaid they told him they were go
ing to purchase liquor and tha he
had waited for them in front of
the bank and then fled with them
when the alarm Vas raised.
Resolution Of Con.2TeSS Ask-
j pWpfjp All Thk k
m& ' ' 'Y Ie&e AM 1 niS ,S
President Coolidge has issued an
executive order directing the bu
reau of internal revenue to permit
inspection of income and profits
tax returns by congressional com
mittees upon passage of a resolu
tion by either house requesting
such privilege.
The new order became effective
immediately upon promulgation
late today.
Although there was no comment
and regulations carrying it into
at the treasury, where the order
eriect were made public, it was
generally i accepted as having a
bearing on the oil inquiry and may
lead to an Inspection by the sen
ate oil committee of the returns
of the Doheny, Sinclair and other
011 "est8
The new bureau regulations pro
vide that "Inspection of any re-
tarn shall be afforded to any com
mittee of the senate or house of
representatives or joint committee
of congress of th United States
by the secretary of the treasury
upon application duly made by the
chairman of such committee pur
suant to a resolution of congress
or either house thereof, which
shall enumerate the particular re
turns desired."
Internal revenue records thus
can be opened wide by the passage
of a resolution, although the con
gressional study of the returns
must be in, secret aud the facts
obtained may never be published
This phase of the regulations car
ries out provisions of the inter
nal revenue act of 1921 which
prescribes a penalty for publica
tion of the "source of. income
profits, losses, or expenditures ap
pearing in any return.
The executive order was issued
under authority conferred by the
last four tax laws, each of which
I says the returns may be inspected
1 under regulations approved by the
1 treasury, secretary and president.
Victory Over Eugene High
School Last Night Gives
Winners Opportunity to Go
to Chicago
Chastain, Forward, Is Out
standing-Player of Entire
Chastain and Kntps, forwards;
Allen, center; Williams and Reich
teln, guards; Fabrick and Dem-mc-r,
substitutes; Callison, coach.
Semi-Finals Afternoon
Medford, 18; Independence, 13.
Eugene. IS; McMinnville, 14.
Finals Evening
Medford, 21; Eugene, 15.
Medford high school claims un
disputed title to the Oregon state
basketball championship as a re
sult of the final play of yester
day's series, in which they were
victors over Eugene 21 to 15.
Coaches, officials, and crowd were
all well satisfied that this clever,
hard working, clean playing ag
gregation trora the south were
lully deserving of the honors
which they won.
Will Go to Chicago
Medford has been extended the
invitation of the University of Chi
cago to enter the national inter
scholastic tournament to be played
in Chicago April 1 to 5, inclusive.
Business men of Medford, it was
reported last night, had guaran
teed the expenses of the team east.
It seems sure that they will ac-
epfc the invitation and will repre
sent Oregon in the play.
The Medford delegation of root
ers was wild with joy when it be
came apparent in the closing min
utes of the game that their team
had won. Only , courtesy kept
them from rushing on the playing
floor to congratulate their men.
Dr. Carl G. Doney, president of
the university presented the beau
tiful trophy consisting of a full
size silver-plated basketball and
miniature individual watch charms
provided by the university to the
members oMhe winning team.
Medford Celebrates
Reports from Medford indicate
that a keen interest has been ex
hibited throughout the day in the
two games in which the champions
participated. At a late hour last
night students and townspeople
were reported to be parading the
streets in a great demonstration.
It was clear that the playing of
the Medford team had made them
easy favorites with the crowd at
the opening of the final mix. For
eight minutes both teams ad
vanced the ball 'down the floor
to try for scores without success.
The Eugene men possessed a
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Two piayers from Medford, two
from Eugene, and one from Mc
Minnville found berths on the
mythical all-state basketball team
named last night by the coaches
and officials of the state tourna
ment. The Medford team was
further honored by having two
other players on the second team.
honorable mention for their fifth
regular, and the captaincy of both
Chastain of Medford was the
unanimous choice of all who cast
ballots for the captaincy and for
ward position on the first team.
He i3 speedy, clever, and an ex
cellent shot. Agee of McMinn
ville was selected as his running
mate because of his shooting and
passing ability. Eberhart of Eu
gene drew the assignment at cen
ter because of his ability to take
the tip-off and play around the
basket. Milligan of Eugene and
Williams of Medford were almost
the unanimous choice for guard
positions. Both are strong de
fense men, playing the floor well,
covering, and getting the ball off
the back board.
'' For the second team Knips of
Medford was given a forward po-
Mable Normand and Edna
Pqrviance to Testify
Greer Hearing
LOS ANGELES, March 15.
Mabel Normand and Edna Pur
viance, film actresses again will
be called to the witness) stand to
relate their versions of the shoot
ing of Courtland S. Dines, Denver
oil operator during a party in
Dines' apartment New Year's
Subpoenas ordering the ac
tresses to appear in court when
the preliminary hearing of Hor
ace A. Greer, Miss Normand's for
mer chauffeur who is accused of
shooting the Denver man, is re
sumed here March 19, were is
sued today at the request of S. S.
Hahn, attorney for Greer.
Hahn announced that the in
tends to enter the case at an en
tirely new angle from that- here
tofore followed and that he would
ask for a 'dismissal of the charge
or attempted murder against
Greer after the questioning of the
actresses had been completed. The
attorney would not divulge the
course of questioning he will pur
Governor to Ask Money for
nignway i-rom iNyssa to
Jordan Valley
To a delegation of business
men and farmers representing
Jordan valley and the Jordan
valley irrigation district. Gover
nor Pierce Saturday pledged his
support for proposed state aid in
the construction of a 50-mile
highway from Nyssa to Jordan
valley. The state would be ex.
pected to spend about $100,000
on the project and federal aid
also would be sought on grounds
that the highway would be a post
road. Malheur county has spent
about $116,000 on the project
and expects to spend about $75,-
00 0 this year. The total cost is
estimated at $500,000.
At present that part of Oregon
is without an outlet except by a
long and circuitous route that
leads into Idaho and back into
Oregon. The state has approved
the Jordan valley irrigation pro
ject, and this development is ex
pected to bring many settlers into
that part of the state.
The Jordan valley people want
the proposed highway included in
the state road program. It Tvas
so included in a bill passed by the
legislature of 1921, but so many
other similar rpovlsions were in
eluded in the same measure that
Governor Olcott vetoed the bill
Governor Pierce said he would
probably recommend to the next
legislature that the project have
state aid.
GENEVA, March 15. (AP)
The council of the league of na
tions adjourned its aMrch sea
sion today.
sition and the captaincy because
of his exceptional floor work. He
lacked a little in scoring ability
to make the first team. Baker of
Independence was given the other
forward berth on account of his
ability as a long shot. Hummelt
of La Grande received the appoint
ment at center, although some
coaches placed him at forward be
cause he lacks the height to make
a good center. Maloney of Mc
Minnville because of his uncanny
ability to start rallies was accord
ed a guard position, and Reichs
tein of Medford the other.
Honorable mention was award
ed the following: McDaniel of
North Bend who was the smallest
man in the tournament, Landrum
of Eugene, F. Schrunk of Indepen
dence, and Allen of Medford.
The All-State teams:
First team Chalstain, Med
ford, forward; Agee, McMinnville,
forward; Eberhart, Eugene, cen
ter; Milligan, Eugene, guard. Wil
liams, Medford, guard-
Second team Knips, Medford,
forward; Baker, Independence,
forward; Hummelt, La' Grande,
center; Maloney, McMinnville,
guard; Reichstein, Medford,
Denver Police Seek s Fred
Janssen in Connection
With Trunk Mystery at
Ogden, Utah
Bloody Finger Prints are
Found on Container Also
Spots on Carpet ,
DENVER, Colo., March- 15.
Denver, police centered their, ef-'
forts tonight to locate Fred Jans
sen, sought for questioning in con
nection with the finding of the
body of a woman in a trunk" at
Ogde, Utah, today. The woman Is
believed by the police to be Mrs. .
Belle Janssen, 4124 Clay street,.
Denver, wife of the man sought.
Mrs. Janssen disappeared mys
teriously Thursday and her hus
band announced she had been call
ed to Pittsburgh, Pa., i where; m
brother was ill.. Janssen faded
out of sight Friday, a few hours
after a man whose description is
Bald to tally with that of Janssen
checked the marder trunk to
Weed, Cal., under the name. of;
John J. Smith, 4144 Clay streets
WaahlngthiAC R. Rinker chief
of detectives "announced tonight
his belief that the dead -woman ,
was Mrs. Janssen, who had been ;
employed several years by a Dan- ,
ver department store. ,
Rinker said the police were
without any?'cIu7'fo the where
abouts of Janssen., f .,,;:
' Came From Pittsburgh .
The Janssena came here from
Pittsburgh. According to, the po
lice,' Mrs. Janssen's brother lives -in
Pittsburgh, but his name is not
known here. ,
Kenneth Robinson, assistant,
district attorney, left, for Ogden.
late today to take charge of the ,
investigation at that end. Police
reports from Ogden said the Utah
authorities had found bloody fin-,
ger prints on the trnuk and it was
this discovery that might ultimate--ly
have an important bearing on
the finding'of the slayer, f l
According to a Denver express
man, he was called by a man who
represented himself as Smith ear
ly Friday morning and asked to ,
haul a trunk from - the Janssen
home to the Windsor hotel. '
Later another expressman was
called in to haul the trunk' from k
the lobby of the hotel to the Un
ion station where the man known
as Smith checked the' trunk on a
ticket to Weed, Cal. - Signature on
the station records and signatures
of endorsement on checks paid to
Janssen for services as a church
janitor, bear a striking resembl-'
ance, the police Bay. ' "
Room DisorderAl V v( 7
The apartment occupied by the
couple was found h disorder and
the police announced they found
a red blotch on one of the car
pets which they believe to be l
blood stain. The splotch officers
Bay, showed signs of having been
scrubbed in an effort to remove'
A Salvation army driver called
at the Janssen home on Friday
at Janssen's request and removed
several of Mrs. Janssen's dresses,
bed clothes, a suitcase and a var
iety of Christmas decorations. Et--erett
Arbuckle, the driver, re-f
clared Janssen seemed " to be ;
"down hearted atfd sheepish."
Records at the Windsor , hotel .
showed that a man - registered
there Tuesday night as John J.
Smith." Clerks said he paid two
days hotel bill in advance then
disappeared. ' Search today of the
room assigned to him showed that
the bed had not been occupied.
Janssen served in the army dur
ing the world war. During the
day the police established that
he had not been working for more
than a month, having been dis-,
charged from his place as church
janitor. His employers said : he
was "nervous and erratic"
War 'toothers'-Play Will
Be Given Tuesday Night
The play "Cranberry Corners"
will be gives Tuesday night at the
I Grand theater' for the benefit of
the War Mothers memorial fund.
The play was given first at Sa
lem Heights community building
and later at various points through
the county. '