The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 04, 1925, Page 1, Image 1

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Unsettled ;
The Statesman carried : 3461 Inches of
classified ' advertisements" during the month :.of
February! These ads represent the of ferings
and wants' of hundreds of people in this district
who hare found their nee profitable.
probably rain north and west portions; tempera,
tare game; southerly winds on the coast. Tues
day Max. 6i; Min 42; River 4.5 falling; rain
fall none; Atmosphere cloudy; Wind south.
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'IU Appropriations Exceed Vis-
pl ible. , Revenue By More
r , I htn viiiii iiiiii f'niiAii
nan irtuufuuur uuvu -
nor Starts Slashing
Medical School and Memorial
Hospital in Portland Feel
5 Economy Cot
Appropriations in excess of ris
ible funds within the six per cent
limitation law amount, to" 48f,-
761.27. while an additional appro
priation of 150,000 not within the
six, per cent limitation was au
thorized to pa? Interest on irriga
tion f bonds, bringing the actual
shortage to $431,761.27.
Revenue from! all sources will
amonnt to $9,776,648.90 of which
.$3,961,480.51 is the total tax levy.
This Is divided $1,923,048.79 for
the 1$25 tax levy and $2,038,431.-
72 for the 1926 tax levy.
Indirect Revenue Large
a Total indirect revenue under
existing laws will provide $4,294,-
168.29. TheBe sources are mis
cellaneous receipts for 1925-26
including inheritance tax but ex
cluding the income tax, $2,846,-
446;, income tax revised, $750,
000: unexpended balances of ap
propriations, $288,038.10; balance
in general fund January 1, $320,
849.2$, and a a additional estimat
ed inheritance tax of 188,835.
An additional revenue of $1,
- 521,000 .Is provided under new
laws passed by the 1925 legisla
ture: Of these the tobacco v tax
brings in the g reatest amount, be
ing estimated at. $800,000. The
10 per cent law,' relating to de
partments and commissions oper
ating on a fee system, will bring
in $200,000; the repeal of the
quarter-mill road tax in 1926 is
estimated at $265,000; the sus
pension of state aid to the indus
trial accident commission is placed
at $176,000, and the tax on gross
earnings of public. utilities an ad
ditional $80,000.
! Not Enough Money
From the $9,776,648.90 must
be certain deductions amounting
to $2,870,832. These deductions
are from the millage taxes within
the six per cent limitation amount
Ing to $2,287,181, and an addi
tional $583,651 for continuing ap
propriations required under pres
ent laws.
There was appropriated by the
thirty-third legislature a total of
$7,387,578.17 while available
funds amount to but $6,905,816.
90, leaving the $48r,761.27 short
age." -
; In order to, keep witbin the
I (Continued oa ii 2) .
LKMove to Prolong Probe of US
Enaravina Bureau Is
Stopped in House
1 WASHINGTON, D. C. March. 3.
Possibility that a bouse investi
gating committee might te auth
orized to prolong its inquiry into
charges of irregularity at the bur
eau of engraving- and printing,
was dtssapated today with the an
nouncement by Representative
Longworth, the republican leader,
that-such authority would not bo
granted. ' -
A 'minority ot the committee in
a report submitted yesterday said
it was advisable that the investiga
tion 'should be extended end that
a comprehensive audit should be
made of the public .debt. Unless
a resolution authorizing prolong
ation of the investigation I3 adopt
ed by both house and senate and
signed by the president before
nooit tomorrow, the .committee's
work is at an end. '
t Secretary Mellon earlier In the
L' day Jiad , written a letter to Pres
ident Coolidge reiterating bis de
nial I that there had been wide
spread fraudulent, application of
government "bonds and asserting
that? "the -accusers" of the treas
ury 1 were still "as far from prov
ing their charges as they were In
. 1920."- -
State Officials Lose
Salary Increase When
Governor Vetoes Bills
Visions of Increased pay for
state officials went glimmering
Tnesday when Governor Pierce
vetoed all bills of this nature.
Only two salary J increases have
been approved so far, one for the
justices of the supreme court and
the other for district attorneys.
Bills vetoed yesterday were H.
B. No, 259, increasing j the salary
of the state treasurer and secre
tary of state from $4500 to $5400
and for the attorney general from
$4000 to $5000 a, year; H. B. No.
239, for the food' and dairy com
missioner from. $3000 to $3600 a
year, and H. B. No. 445 for the
state .engineer- from $3600 to
$4600 a year. ! j .
In explanation of the vetoes,
Governor Pierce made the follow
ing statement: ; f :
"I have been called upon to ap
prove or disapprove a number jot
bills increasing the salaries of
state officials. I' have taken the
position that the judiciary Is a
separate department of our. gov
ernment and have looked; with
favor upon reasonable increases of
salaries for judicial positions. .We
should hold in high respect and
esteem judges of the circuit and
supreme court, those who study
and determine judicial questions
Attorney General Rules
; Against HB No. 413 Be-
cause Title Defective
Provisions of the state consti-
tution are violated In the title and
textof If. B. No. 413. providing
revenue for the maintenance of
the highway system, according to
an opinion written Tuesday by
Attorney 'General . Van Winkle in
response to a request made by
Governor Pierce'. ' Whether he
would veto or approve the meas
ure was not stated by the gover
nor. More than "one subject is
covered, ; the attorney general's
opinion pointed out. . ' ;
The bin seeks to the
fees of motor busses a.f! trucks
and to. apply the same regulation
to delivery trucks operating In a
radius greater .than five miles
from thelplace: of business by
which they are employed. v
In quoting the constitutional
provision, the opinion by Attorney
General Van Winkle pointed out
the following:
"Every act shall embrace but
one subject, and matters properly
connected therewith,1 which sub
ject shall be expressed in the title.
But if any subject shall be em
braced in an act which shall not
be expressed in jlhe title, such act
shall be rold only as to so much
thereof, as' shall not be expressed
in the title. I r 1
"An examination of the title and
text of the act j under consideration,-
says the i opinion, "reveals
clearly that this provision of the
state constitution is violated,, by it
in that it contains provisions on
two or mora subjects, and at least
two subjects are expressed in tie
title. One is: 'To provide revenue
for the use, maintenance, repair
and construction of public high
ways .f by Imposing a charge
upon motor vehicles. The other
is: 'Providing for the supervision
and regulation of such motor ve
hicles, and the operation thereof.-
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"It also Includes, as germane to
the foregoIng,suhjects, the raisins
of revenue to defray the cost of
administering the- act and confer
ring, jurisdiction over such mat
ters upon the public service com
mission, and other objective pro
visions. That these are separate
and distinct subjects cannot .well
be doubted. The first is a revenue
measure, while the. latter is an. ex
ercise of the police power and not
necessarily or properly related to
each other, consequently, if either
Is taken as the subject of the act
the other .cannot be considered
germane to It." t . .
House Bill No. 21, a companion
measure, imposing a 50 per cent
increase in, fees on peddlers ve
hicles, was signed by the governor
yestorday.- , , . . ...
MANILA, March .4 (By the
AP.) Seven fanatics;- known as
Solorums, were killed near San
Jose, province of Nueva Eclja, in
a fight with "constabulary. ' Three
of the constabulary were wound-
from their. first Inception to the
court of last ; appeal.. Judges
should be chosen impartially, from
among the ablest trained lawyers,
without regard to political affiliar
tions. Salaries . paid to judges of
the - circuit and supreme , courts
should be sufficient to place them
above pecuniary want and above
the desire to engage in business or
even invest their savings In busi
ness ventures. For these reasons
I have favored the increase of the
salaries of judges. I also favor
an Increase in the salaries .of the
district attorneys of the various
counties, as I believe that we will
have better law enforcement if the
legal representatives of the state
are better paid.
"I realize the fact that a good
state official at the head of a de
partment deserves a good salary.
I believe it is a general principle,
however, that salaries for state of
ficials should be increased, not for
the benefit of the. one who is in
office, but for the future incum
bent. When a man has made an
active campaign to be elected to a
certain office : and is elected, he
should be satisfied for the . full
term with the salary provided by
law at the time he became a can
didate." -
minis cii
Campaign of Confidence for
Salem and State Launched
d at Tuesday Meeting
! What is undoubtedly the larg
est program of any service, club
in Salem ' was' undertaken, yester
day by the Salem j kiwanls club
when they launched their cam
paign of confident-enduring the
regular meeting at the Marion ho
tel. To Sell Salem to 8ale mites and
Oregon to Oregonians is the fun
damental motive, of the confidence
campaign as outlined to the Ki
wanis members. "The purpose of
this campaign, as outlined by the
board of directors and presented
to the members yesterday by C.
B. McCullough, president, Is as
follows: ; ' -
To build up a spirit of enthu
siastic faith in the possibilities of
this community; to conduct a cam
paign of education regarding the
resources, both agricultural and
industrial of the community; to
impress upon the residents of the
community the necessity for co
operation and for the mutual sup
port of local industries and local
institutions and finally to create
(Continued on pf 2)
Vote Is Overwhelming for
Early Adherence to Hard-ing-Coolidge
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 3.
rThe house today placed itself
overwhelmingly on record in " fa
vor of "an early adherence"; by
the United States to the world
court with the reservations recom
mended by President Harding and
President Coolidge." . i . f ,
4 No opposition was expressed to
the resolution which was brought
up by,; Representative Burton,
Ohio, - republican, and requires
neither senate nor. presidential ap
proyal '- - V1 - - i' ' ...
Embodying pro'poBalsby Rep
resentatives .Fish, republican, New
York, and Moore, "democrat, Vir
ginia, it was adopted . under sus
pension of the "rules, requiring
a. two thirds majority first by vi
va voc3 vote, thenby a rising vote
149 to 10, and finally on a roll
call, 301 to 28.; .' 4 J
In addition to expressing Its
''earnwt desire" for adherence to
the court, the resolution states
the readiness of the house "to
participate in . the enactment of
suck legislation which will neces
sarily follow such approval
Representative Burton In. bring.
Ing up the proposal, alluded to
contentions that only the senate
had a right under the constitution
to participate in foreign- affairs,
declaring; the house ;.had certain
rights in this respect and citing
many Instances in which it had
similarly expressed Itself, . ..
Neither House in Session;
Finish Declareri Tamest
Windup in Recent History;
h Measures Few
Farm-Aid Legislation ThVown
InttS Discard Along With
With Other Bills
WASHINGTON, March 3. The
68th congress which came in two
years ago like a roaring wind Is
passing out with one of the tam
est windups In recent history,
i Neither house was in session to
night something almost .unheard
of on the eve of adjournment sine
die and except for final action dn
the second deficiency bill there is
little for either to do jn the hours
they will be in session before the
Inauguration proceeds at noon to
- While the house faced the end
today with an utter lack of fea
tures there was much confusion
and acrimonious debate in the
senate and the day's session closed
at 6:45 p. m. with two "lame
ducks" locked , in , disagreement
over omnihua pension measure
and blocking, consideration of any
other, matters. . . .
' During the day all farm-aid le
gislation went definitely into dis
card along with the; Underwood
Muscle Shoals leasing bill, the Mc-
raaaen Drancn Din; a score, or
more of railroad measures of vari
ous kinds and a great raft of mis
cellaneous proposals running from
bridge bills to a $150,000,000 pub
lic buildings measure. , t
There was an eleventh-hour ef
fort in the senate to put through
a farm bill the modified McNary-
Haugen export , corporation pro
posal buH after four hours of de
bate which furnished amusing and
dramatic, incidents for, the crowds
in the galleries and on the floor,
for the senate rejected the meas
ure 69 to 17. ;
Many bills did get through and
not a few were offered although
there was no hope of their passage
and all must die with this congress.-,
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The house by an overwhelming
vote attached the public buildings
bills as a rider to the deficiency
measure, only to be forced later to
cast it aside when the senate sent
the appropriation bill back to con
ference with instructions to its
manager to insist against the In
clusion of the rider. .
Before the house took the next
to the last legislative step on the
deficiency bill it was announced
that the senate would secede to
morrow at . its. session beginning
at 10 a. m., from its. original rider
proposing an appropriation of $$,
000,000 for public buildings here
tofore authorized . In forty, states.
Such action would make the meas
ure ready for the president's sig
nature when, he goes, tor the capi
tol before noon to sign last minute
enactments of the congress.
AH Engagements Are Can
celled; Physician Advises'
Extended Rest
HAVANA, v March 3. (By the
Associated Press).-The American
embassy in a statement issued to
day announced General John J.
Pershing is ill In his hotel here.
All his engagements for tonight
and tomorrow have been cancelled.
The embassy statement reads:
'Owing to the indisposition of
General Pershing, whose physician
has advised him to remain in bed,
all engagements . for . tonight and
March 4 have been cancelled.
Inquiries at the hotel failed to
disclose the nature of , General
Pershing's illness, although it was
stated that he was suffering from
the effects of his" long"" trip and
that his physician had advised
rest. "
r tills indisposition was declare!
not (to be serious and the, belief
was expressed that! he "would be
about again shortly.,
I HAVANA; March.? 3(bV th
Associated Press I. . Dr- D. T.
truck Delivery Beyond 5
; Mile Limit of Cities Will
:: Cost Additional 50 Per
Cent in License Fee
No Money, for Appropriation
and Time of Year Poor,
Says Veto Message
i Merchants will be required to
pay an additional 50 per cent in
license fees for trucks operating
beyond a radius of five miles from
the city limits of any incorporated
town or .city in the state' as Gov
ernor Pierce yesterday signed II B
No. 21. '. '
; This bill was' bitterly opposed
In both the house and senatev dur
ing the legislative session and ef
forts have been made since then
to block the sighing of the meas
ure that automatically makes it a
law. . .
Salem Merchants Hit
While Portland merchants lead
the fight against its passage, the
bill hits Salem and other merch
ants throughout the state if they
come under the classifications of
the bill. Under the bill bread
trucks, for Instance, which have
been delivering as far from Port
land as Tillamook, will be includ
ed as will any local trucks which
are operated by a manufacturing
firm delivering products to Jeffer
son, Silverton, Stayton, Dallas and
other valley towns. . . . .
v : , Other Bills Vetoed
Jther bill rvetoed.y esterday , by
the governor called for an appro
priation of $30,000 for continuing
the social hygiene society work.
This properly' belongs to the state
board of health, the governor
pointed out, and there are . now
too many boards and heads of de
partments in tne state. The gov
ernor approved the remainder of
HB No. 506; elimination of $5000
from HB No. 478 designed to be
spent by the board of horticulture
during 1925-26, Inspecting for the
presence of, quarantining against
and combatting the alfalfa weevil
In Oregon. The other Items, set
forth in thi3 bill were approved.
Payment of $5000 for salaries and
general expenses In connection
with the state board of eugenics
was cut off HB No. 494, other
items meeting with approval. HB
No. 232, relating to water right
certificates, was also disapproved.
No Special Election
there will be no special elec
tion in Oregon on the second Tues
day In September, HB No. 517 , be
ing returned with a veto.
"I do not believe there is any
necessity for this election," the
veto message read." i "lv requires
the expenditure of $15,000, which
should not be appropriated at this
time. The election would also cost
the; counties of the state an addi
tional $100,000. I regard It en
tirely unnecessary. - I also think
that the date as fixed in this bill
would preclude quite a large per
centage of 'our citizens from exer
cising their right of franchise." v
Director Bros. Lose Around
$1000 in Stock; Gang
. Also Visits Aurora
Wearing ' rubber gloves and
using methods in robbing the Dir
ector Brothers, department store
that defy detection, theives airaln
have invaded the Willamette val
ley, after a respite of several
months. Silk dresses, suits, wo
men's coats, women's bats, aprons
and suitcases were taken.. '
Investigation: of police authori
ties Tuesday morning disclosed
that the job has all the markings
of, the "silk stocking gang,' which
has worked In various cities in
this vicinity. Robberies In Eu
gene,' Corvallis, Albany, Silverton
and other points are charged to
the" sanK.i-'...,:..v:. 4;;-; , ; i "r
Entrance to the store was gain
ed i through a skylight reached
through a hallway and a stair en
trance from' Commercial street io
the second story of the building
After taking goods vajned at
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(By The Associated Press)
1872 Born at . Plymouth, Ver
mont. 1895 Graduated Amherst college.
1897 Admitted to the bar and
began practice at North
ampton, Mass.
1899 Elected- to y Northampton
f city council, and served
subsequently as city so
licitor and court clerk.
1905 Married Grace Anna Good
hue of Burlington, Ver
. mont. .
1906 Elected
1909 Elected
1911 Elected
state representa-
mayor Northa'mp
to Massachusetts
senate, . and later
became president of the
1915 -Elected, lieutenant governor
of . Massachusetts.
1918 Elected governor.
9 2 0 -Electei vice president. v ,
1923 Became7 president upon the
: , death of President Hard-
-.'., ing. -
1924 Elected president by larg
J est plurality in history.
Ashland Gets $175,000 Ap
propriation and Independ
ence Training School
Development of the state nor
mal school program, as outlined by
the legislature, will continue, bills
covering various - appropriations
having been signed Tuesday by
Governor Pierce.
Chief of these is the $175,000
appropriation for the Ashland
normal school. " Buildings have
been erected for this purpose but
the school was discontinued sev
eral years ago. In view of the
need for more teachers -and the
lack of facilities at Monmouth, It
was decided to reopen this school.
With the exception of $96,000
for; the construction' and eaUIn-
ping of a class room building at
Monmouth and for paving and -a
new sewer, the Oregon normal
school appropriations were; ap
proved. Because of the shortage
of available money it was decided
that these improvements could
wait until the state is in a better
financial condition.
Governor Pierce also annroved
of a bill authorizing the expendi
ture of $125,000 for construction
of a teachers', training school at
Independence In" connection with
the Oregon normal school.
0AC Women Debaters Lose
To Vancouver, B. C. Team
! VANCOUVER, B. C , March 3. -
3-ed debaters of the University
British Columbia defeated the
representatives of the: Oregon
State agricultural college in the
intercollegiate debate here, tonight
when they . took two votes I rom
three judges. . - Jean . Toitnie and
Vera Mathers were the .local de
baters while Dorothy Bush and
Emma Berg spoke for the visitors.
WASHINGTON, n. C March 2.
i President Coolidge tonight sign-
ea . ins interior department and
Independent offices . appropriation
bills and the $41,000,000 rivers
and harbors' anthorization meas
ure, .
(By Tho Associated Press)
1865 Born at Marietta, Ohio, f
1884 Graduated from Marietta
After attending Cincinnati
Law school, was admit
ted to the bar.
188 7 Moved to Lincoln, Nebras
ka, and began law pra'v
tice; became public util
ity counselor and" or
ganizer. 1889 Married Caro D. Blymer tf
1896 Attracted notice of Mark
Hanna and managed Mc
Kinley's Illinois, cam
paign. 1897 Appointed comptroller of
the currency by Presi
dent McKinley.
1902 Founded , Central Trust
company of Illinois.,
1917 Commissioned lieutenant
colonel In the World war
and rose to be brigadier
general In charge of pur
, chases for the American
expeditionary forces.
1 921-r--AppoinleL. director oLi tha
1923 Chosen head of reparations
expeits. committee, that
framed the Dawes plan.
"1924 Elected vice president.
Dean of Women Forbids Stu
dents to Attend De Molay;
Affair Last Night
Yesterday Frances M. Richards,
dean of women at Willamette uni
versity, refused to grant permis
sion to a number of Lausanne ball
co-eds to attend the . dinner-dance
given last night by the Chemeketa
chapter of the Order of DeMolay
at the banquet room of the Gray
Belle, t V "
Miss Richards explained that as
dancing is not tolerated among
Willamette students she could not
allow the - girls to attend, 5 even
though the affair was properly
chaperoned and was held In one
of the most respectable places in
the city. .
Several or the girls carried the
matter to Dean Alden, acting pres
ident of the university, and he up
held Miss Richards decision. "
j The dance was given by the or
der In honor of a number of their
friends who assisted them in the
play given recently, one of which
was a Willamette co-ed.
House and Senate Sanction
Plan for Distribution of
River Waters'
House sanction was given today
to a senate bill which would per
mit a compact between Washing
ton, Idaho, Oregon and Montana
regaraing tne disposition and ap
portionment of waters from the
Colombia river and its tributaries
npt later than Jan.-l,1 1827.
i A member of the department of
the Interior and one from the war
department, both to be appointed
by President Coolidge. would par
ticipate In all negotiations as gov
ernment representatives.;." '. '
Under, the . bill which lias been
drawn np, the legislatures of all
the states affected by the compact
and congress must aunrova the
compact, - '
Simplicity' Is Keynote; Scene
Contrasted With Lamp
lighted Vermont Farm
House in 1923
Dignity and Solemnity to Be
" v Manifested' During the
WASHINGTON, D. C. March 3.
(By -The Associated Press.)-
President Coolidge will renew hia
covenant of Bervlce tomorrow in
an inaugural ceremony reflecting
at once the simple Ideals and the
somber might bf a great republic.
By his own direction, there will
be no extravaganza of rejoicing
and no glittering pageant to honor
him, ; but when he pledges his
faith as chief executive for four
yeras, he win have about him
many quiet manifestations of tha
dignity and solemity of the task.
that lies before him.
Shortly before noon, in the .
presence of several thousand of
his citizens, he will take the oath,
of office at the. east entrance to
the capitol on the bible from
which he was instructed at hia
grandmother's knee, .will declare
his convictions in a brief inaugur
al address, and then review an in
augural parade shorn of its trim
mings, to square. with his policy
of radical frugality.-
! After that he will go' back to fcia
desk and to work. ? :i-
Dawes Tastes Simple
Meanwhile,- ; another - man, of
simple tastes, Charles G. Dawes
of Illinois will have been Inducted'
into office by the same over
whelming mandate of the people
which returned Calvin Coolidge to
the White House and for the first
time in 19 months, the country,
will have a" vice president. Ills'
inauguration will precede that of
the president, and. will be conduct
ed with quiet ceremony in th
senate chamber.
One of the smallest inaugura
tion crowds In a, generation h
come to .Washiqgton fortomor-
row's ceremonies, and except foi
the unwanted bustle about the5
house, and senate chambers in,
preparation lor the ending of the
session today, saw few signs bt
the impending change In adminis
Pageantry Not" In "Evidence
Only here and there have re
viewing stands been erected along
Pennsylvania avenue and the el
aborate court of honor usually
reared about the White House for
past Inaugurations has been omit-'
ted this year entirely. Instead,
(Continued on pag 2)
The new incoming cabinet mem
bers all reported ready for duty.
President Coolidge remained at
work throughout inauguration
.; .. ,:
nrtroffnT-ZlnnAfal HrV .II will
. Auv-wvuii illlivucil Waif,
fail of reappointment as assistant
army air chief. .
Vice President-elect Dawes snent
a busy day visiting and receiving
Well developed Biens of senata
filibuster appeared to trouble tha
dying hours of congress.
' ;
The senate' rejected the modi
fied McNary-Haugen grain export
corporation bill.
The house expressed its "earn
est desire" for American; partici
pation in, the world court.
Washington Gardner, dean of
government bnrean chiefs, resign
ed as commissioner of pensions.
Secretary Mellon d enlfl Wffcnla-
sale irregularities had occurred ia
issues of government securities.
The senate refuse 4' n
house public buildings bill
to second deficiencr hni an
It back to conference.
A special -honsn I
committee . renorted that
funds raised ly the til:
shied soldiers' lc ,
m i