The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, November 07, 1925, Page 1, Image 1

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OVER f 10,000 TAKEN
ten em
Paring Knife Used and $9,-
bUUU I rimmed by board;
Action Is Accepted
CAI KDV DAICC DHCCIDI C at all, but which would make pro
vALAn I nAlit rUddlOLr: tuition enforcement far more ef-
Attorney General Will be Asked
for Opinion; ' Proposed Sal
ary Schedule Will 1ms
Drawn Soon"
After a protracted and heated
discussion that reached its cul-
mination when the ' budget was
dubbed nothing but a scrap of
paper and the budget committee
only a ceremony and a big joke," J
ne ouaget committee, composed
of a special taxpayers' committee
and the school board, suddenly
eettled down to - business last
sight and voted to - recommend
.that the budget be pruned to keep
. within the 6 per cent limitation.
Superintendent 'George W. Hug's
cut 3 to net rid of the $9600 not
.. accounted for in the budget were
: adopted entirely and' the budget
.went in with the cuts he had sug
gested. . ;-. " ' ' :
, ;Th principal discuscion of the
evening centered around the pro
moted salary readjustment: which
tne Salem teachers are" seeking.
Two main questions werer raised
concerning the Idea of placing the
I matter of a general salary raise
for Salem teachers before the peo
ple in -a special election. -f First,
old the budget committee! have
authority : to -recommend an in
crease in salaries that would not
take nlace. within the -.- present
burizet? Second, would the' hold-
i Ing of a special election for a rise
f in salaries involve' the budget as
Jt now stands in such a way as to
nut it out of working order should
the, salary rise be refused by the
taxpayers? . ' '
. The first questldn was gotten
around by the budget committee
voting 'to recommend to the school
board that that body call a special
election such as that desired,, thus
putting the matter completely onto
the shoulders of the scnooi Doara
The budget committee, at the sug
gestion of U. O. Shipley, decided
to leave the matter of arranging a
satisfactory salary schedule up to
the judgment of the school board 1
and to stand back of what ' that I
body might propose.; v V ' J
'A-committee of " teacners were
again . present at the meeting of
the budget committee and insisted
that jthenauer e seiuea on way i
or another as the situation is cnu-
eal among the teachers ot Salem,
Superintendent Hug deciarea mat laaouia in suitable cases avail aim
at -the present Ome be, cannot go self of these , laws as they ' carry
out In the field and-compete wun
other school systems to obtain the
highest class of teachers because
there is nothing in tne way oi in-
riiicement. as tar as salaries are
v concerned. Ha declared that he
. cannot even compete with Wood
hnrn or Silverton. c
The schedule that the teacners
t J II.. A A.
school teacners ai
elementary teacners to swi
this sam it woma.oe aew..j iv.
them to nave two ye vi ..u-.
teaching experience and a normal
have the same amount of teaenmg
TTifirlnee and a complete college
education. Teachers having less
than this amount of preparation
ahM h naid less accordingly. '
It Is -.proposed "that" instead" of
the nresent method i oi granting
" . - " ,(, n h
I that they be granted JJJ
I first flvs years they are with the
salftm schools, at the rate of $50
a year. Thissuperintendent Hug
declared, would serve as an in
rnntiTA to keen the teachers In
Salem : that are found to i be the
,rtt offfrient in their work
Th school board held a meet
inv ftr the budget committee
had adjourned and instructed Su
THntendehl1 Hug "to v Obtain a
written opinion from 'Attorney
General I.Hv A an Winkle as to
. (0ontian4 fro pi t) .
Hiixsron; n. j.. notj r.cbj
Associated Press. Mrs. priscina
Kent Clark, widow ot William J.
Clark, slain by blows from a stone
mason's hammer early ( Tuesday
morning, Issued a statement today
denying having anything' to con-
ceal in her relationship with Jos-
eph Cowen, charged with her bus-
band's murder. She was released
nnder 2.000 bail.- i - ..
"I have nothing to i conceal,")
ir utatement said. "Cowen Was
a inend oi.tne xamiiy ana spent
more time with my husband and
mother than. with myself., I con
sidered him a friend and the only
time I was alone -with' him was
once or twice when he drove me
vm.. hot. nao oitrti. nfcI
,r"Tr : wh
have proposea woaw iu soon would' oe passed in- answer
xnentary teacher at $1200 7ear to the cry "take prohibition en
and the junior - high - and high forcement out of polities'' putting
I V-"- v..;
toerValsUnc; HiS'commion?
L and will continue to do so. , I findH ndit1.a -SS-
L6?.6,:.."170-1! !?,a.4h?
' y ausoana win pay
j every penalty. ,j . I
f Mrs Clark was r arrested as
i material witness in the case Imme -
diatly after burial other husband fidaia concerned with the confer
f yesterday. No bail will be con-eaee Toiced a warninr aralnst over
Liquor Bayer, Liable to 90 Days
in JaiL Original Statute
Heads .
CHICAGO. Not. . (By Asso
ciated Press.) There are teeth in
the Volstead act little used or not
fectlTe. Andrew' J. Volstead, for
mer congressman and fathe of the
prohibition law, told the anti-Sa
loon league's crisis convention to
night. He recently returned to
public life as legal adviser of the
prohibition director for'MInnesota.
It Is not generally XuownT Mr.
Volstead Bald, but the purchaser
of illicit liquor is subject to 90
days imprisonment and for a sec
ond offense not to exceed two
"It would have a calutary ef-
feet," he went on, "to prosecute
some of these purchasers so that
the country might know some of
the so-called good 'people' are
Bimplyth the bootleg Class, - This!
provision is contained in section
29 of title II of the prohibition
act. .
Section 23 of title II of the act
says that in issuing permits for
warehouses or plants for indus
trial use of alcohol, the acts auth
orized may be specifically desig
nated and limited.
'This is a power that has been
very sparingly used, and still it is
one that seems to me might be
very effective. It was the subject
of . a very bitter contest in con
It was believed that it would
give the government the. right to
adopt almost any means to prevent
liquor and other alcoholic prepar
ations from being sold for bever
age purposes." " To ' enforce this
provision It might be provided in
the permit- that' If the purchaser
diverted ' any article containing
alcohol to illegal use, the permit
might be cancelled. - -. : - '
"Since the coast guard has been
increased the bootlegger nas turn
ed to denatured alcohol and I am
credably informed ' that not less
than 90 per cent of the liquor in
the illicit trade is redistilled al
cohol. -
'The section above referred to
almost provides , that the govern
ment may require an applicant for
a permit to establish a warehouse
or: plant using alcohol to shoy the
need for the kind of a plant he
haa in prospect. This is a section
that the trade has fought very bit-
- "In drafting the prohibition act i
a section was inserted to "preserve
me w men ?u existience. a. nis-
met attorney in t.- prosecution oi
j person operating Illegal stills
much heavier penalties than the
national prohibition act. The good
every hand, but it can be made
imore effective and more nenefl-a
cient. Public sentiment is grow
ing stronger and the path of the
offender is more and more diffi
cult." "" .. ' :.
A prediction that legislation
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tne prohibition officials under civ
h service, was made tonight-' by
. vvayne JB. Wheeler, general coun
cli o tSe Anti-Sallooa league,
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W.r u.: TRUSTEE is: DEAD
Austri Flegel of Portland.
prominent member of the' board
oi trustees or Willamette univers-
I """Si crui5 io worn received
here last night. Mr. Flegel held
. OB,tlon of minspl "
tne Dosulon of counsel tnr th
board of trustees' and wis mem
ber tit the lawfirm of Flegel, Rey
nolds & Flegel ot Portland, Mr.
Flegel is survived by his wife and
Bin 'children. all of whom were
educated at Willamette' university.
Although Mr. Flegel had never
lived in Salem he was greatly in
terested in the city and Darticu-
larly in the welfare of the uni
versity here, it was through his
ald &nd IngtnimenU1ty that much
good of a permanent nature was
accomplished at the school. - '
Mr. FlegelVwas vice president
of the Portland city planning com
mission . and was prominent in
civic,; political : and fraternal life
of Portland for 30 years. ";
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w WASIIIXGTQN, Nov.' . f By
Associated ' ."press.) Italian and
American debt commissioners has
made great strides -today .towards
a iunqing arrangement; tor xtaiy s
1 war debt,, and they regarded the
Indications as pointing to an early
I settlement.
Active' negotiations on the Ital
Ial obligation, howevet.vhaa been
put over until late Monday. " The
American . commission : wanted all
Friday in whteh to" prepare for
conTcrsauons ,m
d'tt commission,- which -arrived
here tonight and will -begin ne-
gotiatloas Monday morning. "
today , with consideration of the
problems" to which Mt, addressed
itSelf yesterday. It was announced
La'itt Sides that greater progress
1 v. fr Rnmo nr.
House Ways and Means
, Comm'ttee Acts Swiftly
in Preparing Measure
Printing of Income Tax Returns
Is Not Recommended ; Re- -s
. pel of Gift Tax Will
- Be Ordered
Associated Press.) Plunging
ahead with consideration of the
vital provisions of the new revenue
bill it is preparing, the house ways
and means committee today de
cided among other things to rec
ommend repeal of the provision
of the present act allowng publi
cation of iiicome tax returns. '
Other decisions reached by the
committee included: Reaction of
the inheritance tax rates from a
maximum of 40 to 20 per cent.
Repeal of the gift tax.
Retention of the present corpor
ation and capital stock taxes.
Increase from $10,000 to $20,
000 the maximum amount of In
come on which the 25 per cent re-'
duction for "earned Income" may
be applied.' The proposal that
small , corporations be allowed to
file returns as partners, with con
sent of all stockholders, and that
partnerships be permitted to file
as corporations was turned over to
subcommittee for study. In its
action with respect to inheritance
taxes, the committee rejected Sec
retary Mellon's proposal for re
peal of the levy. It then adopted
a' recommendation of Chairman
Green to increase from 25 to 80
per cent the credit allowed in set
tlement of federal inheritance
taxes for payments on similar state
levies, a measure designed to earn
inate to a large extent the exist
ing dual taxation of estates.
The committee's progress yes
terday and today apparently dis
posed of the main points of con
troversy in the tax reduction pro
gram and Chairman Green pre
dicted It would be able to present
to the house a "non-partisan bill
With practically unanimous sup
port," and said he confidently ex
pected almost united action by the
house on the measure. - ,
JnereJ.haVe J been ! difficulties
over most of the. point? soj&t. act
ed tipdiC Mr. Green related, "'but
lte an be sail that. the committee
haa acted in the best spirit of co
operation and ' I believe a bill
which can named non
partisan will be framed." ! -.
Changes involving a revenue re
duction of about $200,000,000 an
nually' have been approved, leav
ing at least $100,000,000 more to
be taken off the various excise and
special taxes, which will be con
siderel by the " committee next
WASHINGTON. Nov. 6. Ever
ett Sanders, secretary to the presi
dent, is suffering from a slight
attack of sinus trouble.
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farce Comedy Will be Presented
i December 9; Rehearsals "
J ., , SUrt Next Week ,
! Members of the cast for the Oe
Molay play, "A Pair of Sixes," by
Edward Peple, were chosen last
night in the auditorium; of the
eity library by the director, Perry
Prescott Reigelman, after a- liveiy
and Interesting competition. The
dramatic material ' trying out fr
parts was of exceptional quality
land a highly satisfactory cast, wis
seieciea,-ana it Is expected th?t
the fast-stepping farce comedjc
written by Mr. Peple. will La
given an excellent interpretation.
! "A Pair of Sixes" had a yearf
run at the Longacre theater i t
New York city several years ap?
and made thousands of peon ja
shake with laughter at the excru
ciatingly funny situations devefi
oped. It is a play that is suiteu
for young people and offers ; ex
cellent opportunities- for clevet
acting. Its action is swift and tht
pace it sets keeps the actors on
the jump from the rise of the cur-c
tain until the last ' scene, whe
the complication is finally solvedi
1 Following are the players.
chosen: George B. Nettleton, who,
invented' a great digestive pill.
Darrell Meyers;, T. Poggs Johns,.
who invented a sugar coating, for
the pill and made the public uwal-
1 Aw 4 t I7r 1 , TVa m 1 an' V vnn a a
bookkeeper in-the pUl establish-J
ment Fze Whh: Mis. Sallv Par-!
rer. the stenographer who knows;
all about thepartner's ; troubles,
Florence Power; Thomas J. Van
derholt. the 1 smooth lawyer who
mixes things up in an effort; to
Straighten things out,' Harold
MerO; Tony Toler, the snappy
salesman who brings in the big
gest order the house ever received.
Homer - Richards f ' Mr. Applegate.
the wealthv man who controlled
the big order, Leroy Grote;- Jlm
bit. the red-headed, freckle faced'
office boy. Jimmy Creech; the
shipping clerk. Jimmy Campbell:
Mrs. George B. Nettleton,' Ethel
ma Edwards; Miss Florence Cole,
fiance of T. Boegs Johns, and
whose love Vanderholt is trying
to win. Mary Kightlinger; Coddles,
the English housemaid who takes
an awful crush on T. Boggs Johns,
Julia Query. .
The play is scheduled for De
cember . and rehearsals will be
called for next week.
Members only will attend the
formal dedication ot the new Sa
lem Elks' temple tonight, with
Ben S. Fisher, of Marshfield," dis
trict deputy grand exalted ruler
for the Oregon south district, pre
siding at the program. The dedi
catory address will be given 'by
Judge Lawrence T. Harris of Eu
gene, former member of the Ore
gon Supreme Mourt.
The program will begin prompt
ly at 8 o'clock and Is expected to
be attended by nearly 1000 visit
ing lodgement from all parts of
the state. Invitations to the dedi
cation were sent out some time
Dayton Man Turns Highwayman
When Terra in Penitentiary
" "'la Faced'
DAYTON. Ohio, Nov. 6. (By
Associated Press.) Faced with a
term In prison" either way he
turned Elliott Gabler, 30." presi
dent of the Gem City Engineering
company; today attempted to emu
late another Dayton business man
and fight his way out of financial
difficulties br a bank, robbery. -In
a daylight, downtown rob
bery of H. J. Kloos, manager of a
branch bank in East Dayton, he
obtained possession for four hours
of $10,000 In currency of small
denomination. .
'Gaoler in a confession said he
first noticed Kloos, in the bank a
month ago,' obtained bis automo
bile license number, -followed him
and then observed his actions and
routes. A week ago he attempted
the robbery when he cut the feed
line In Kloos automobile but there'
was sufficient gasoline' In the
vacuum tank to get the bang man
ager back to his branch.
Today Gabler ' made the work
sure.' He disconnected the feed
line. while Kloos' automobile stood
in front of the bank at the city's
chief street intersection, placed a
rag in the . vacuum tank and left
Just enough fuel to take Kloos out
he congested district UD wnen Kloos' ai
stalled seven squares - from the
bank, ordered the manager into
his own car and drove to the city
limits, where he ejected the bank
er and threatened his life if he
attempted to follow. Kloos disre
garded the threat, however, and
urea a volley of shots, none of
which took effect. Within an hour
after the robbery, Gabler was in
custody. The money was found
in a sack buried under a pile of
cans in a garage near Gabler's
Place of business.
"I had to go to prison anyway,"
he said, "and It was just a ques
tion wnich one. Federal officers
were pressing me for a $1,000
line and $200 income tax payment
I thought I could get away with
jnis and pay them off."
? 'The case closely parallels that of
the "phantom bandit" Red Nlckol
president o fa manufacturing con
fern, who staged a daylight rob
bery of another branch bank and
tscaoed With I22.K00 hnt via ran.
lured a week later and confessed.
PBim CCt"''
BEiATTLE, Nov. 6. The Seattle
port commission announced today
tnat it had reduced wharfage rates
on a large variety of cargo mov
ing in the intercoastal trade, to 50
cents a ton from $1. The reduc
uon was made, it was said, to
meet rates in Tacoma and Port
SEATTLE. Nov. 6. Struck by
a small tree that was knocked
down by a larger one, felled by
workmen ,in the woods near Red
mond, east of here, Charles N
Richards was fatally injured late
HE !
Slaying of Mussolini and En
tire Abolition of Fascism
Declared Goal
Police Xip Assassination; Estab
lishment of Italian Republic
Said To Be Aim of
ROME, Nov. 6. (By Associated
ress). Already aroused by the
thwarted plans to assassinate
their premier, the people of Rome
were further stirred today when it
became known through a detailed
report published by the usually
well informed Epocha that the
assassination was only a detail of
general conspiracy calling not
only tor the death of Mussolini
and the overthrow of the fascist
government, but the fall of the
house of avoy and the setting up
of an Italian republic. '
The source, of the Epocha's
statements is not made public, but
there is not even a hint that it
came from governmental sources
According to the paper, Roberto
Farinacci, editor of the fascist
paper, was the first to learn of the
existence of the plat. He gave all
the information that he had to the
minister of the interior, Luigi Fed
erzoni, who asumed personal di
rection of the plans to detect its
origin and follow its develop
ments. From the moment the minister
became aware of the plot, some
time ago, he ordered that all those
suspected of being implicated be
shadowed by detectives. On Sat
urday, says the report, the former
Unitarian socialist deputy. Zani-
boni, who, the police assert, was
to have fired at the premier, left
Santua in the company of three
men. The automobile, driven by
Zaniboni himself, proceeded in the
direction of Rome followed by an
other car occupied by detectives.
Zaniboni and his friends, who
are not named, but who are said to
have been identified by the police,
stopped a few miles from Rome
They disappeared in a thick pine
grove where Zaniboni practiced
for a long time shooting at a tar
get With a specially equipped rifle
-: The, practice- succeeded -o weH,
the report -goes otrrthat the others
congratulated Zaniboni.' He then
drove the ear into Rome and took
lodgings in an abscure rooming
house near fit. Peters. He re
mained there tor a few days using
various disguises.
Later it was noticed that an ac
complice of Zaniboni had the habit
of meeting General Capello, who
has been arrested charged with
having a part in the plot. The
meeting place usually was on the
Cavour bridge over the Tiber,
where Capello always arrived In a
public cab. They usually strolled
about for a few minutes and the
Epocha says, it is supposed Gen
eral Capello handed over money to
the accomplice, who returned to
Zaniboni. The last time that Gen
eral Capello met this man was on
Tuesday, after which the general
left immediately for Turin. It was
only on the eve of the armistice
day celebration that Zaniboni
claimed his room in the hotel
Dragoni, which had been previous
ly engaged by an accomplice and
in which he was arrested. It was
later learned that a room had
been engaged In two other hotels
nearby, because there was no cer
tainty as to which balcony Premier
Mussolini was to use to review the
victory parade. It was learned
that the premier would appear on
the balcony facing the Corso in
stead of the one facing the Piazza
Colona, so Zaniboni decided to
occupy the Dragoni hotel room.
CHICAGO, Nov. 6. By Asso
ciated Press.) The Herald and
Examiner says that- Rudolph Val
entino is willing that v his wife,
the former Winifred Hudnut (Nat
acha Rambova) may have a di
vorce; Indeed, unless she gives up
her Pekinese dogs and "settles
uown" she had better get one.
The film "sheik" announced
this stand, the paper says, while
here today on his way to New
Mrs. Valentino arrives there on
the Leviathan next Monday, and
he will sail on the same boat Nov
ember 14.
"I am wondering myself if I will
see her in New York. The divorce
question I leave to my wife. I am
not willing to go along this way,
with a wife determined upon a ca
reer, mothering a flock of Pekin
ese dogs, and - not wanting any
home life. - ' ' . ,. -"I
want a home and I am not
willing to divide my wife with a
career. I make enough money to
give her everything she wants, so
I don't think I am unreasonable to
insist that. I have a wife, and not
a business partner.
"If Mrs. Valentino is through
with me, I am through with mar
riage until I hare enough money
to stop acting and giveijay time to
a family life. ; I'd tfe to have
children and give them the kind of
care- and lave I had as a boy."
French Soldiers Evacuate Forti
fied Camp; Regrouping
. ta Ordered"
PARIS. Not. 6. (By Associ
ated Press- )--Mousseifrl, a large
rTench. fortified camp south ot
Sueida, in the DJebe! Druse terri
tory of Syria, was evacuated . to
day, says an official announce
ment, owing- to the regrouping of
the French! forces. The troops
which had occupied Moussifri left
the locality and today was with
out incident," - ; . -..
The communique concludes with
the statement that there are no
other incidents to report in-Syria,
but- Information from reliable
sources Is that the Arabs have
joined the Djebel Druse tribesmen
in open revolt against the French
and that with Horns nbout 80
miles north of Damascus, com
pletely Isolated and closely ibe
sieged, and Damascus terrorized
by firing, the rebellion has as
sumed an .aspect of open warfare
A holy war, according to this
information, is what the Arabs are
preaching and fired with religious
enthusiasm and an absolute scorn
of death, their fight against the
French, as mandatory nation, has
taken on the nature of a crusade.
The French, under General
Camelein, have refrained from
spectacular reprisals and the opin
ion in Paris seems to be that the
problem will be solved momen
tarily nnder the rules of civilized
warfare with a verdict eventually
by the league of nations.
The situation" now is that the
Syrian rebellion is- growing that
the Insurgents have established
provisional. ' governments in the
zones they occupy; that all of the
Horns district is in the hands of
the rebels, and that Damascus is
completely Isolated from the out
side world, the railroad and tele
graph lines being cut.
(By Associated Press.) The
drive toward a football champion
ship will gaithef . momentum to
morrow as three undefeated Pa
clfic coast conference ; elevens
swing into action. .
Washington and Stanford, each
boasting a perfect conference reo
ord nd sparred on b rtvalry dat
ling 'back 32 years, claim ..virtually
all coast Interest In their clash at
Seattle- George Wilson; premier
Washington' halfback" and', Ernie
Nevers, Cardinal star,' will make
a bid for individual honors. Both
have been .mentioned for' all-Am
erican honors. The teams will
meet on even terms with cool
weather expected to favor the Hub
kies slightly. "
California, third undefeated
member of the conference is ex
pected to take the' measure of
Washington State college eleven
in their game at Berkeley. It is
a conference engagement but
WSC has bowed to defeat before
both Idaho and Washington.
Another game with conference
bearing brings together Idaho and
Montana at Moscow.
The University of Southern Cal
ifornia handicapped by injured
players and minus the services of
its star end, Badgro. takes on San
ta Clara at Los Angeles. The Mult
nomah Athletic club and St. Marys
college meet on fairly even terms
at Portland while Gonzaga invades
Walla Walla for a . game with
Whitman.. . .
In observance of Armistice day
the program for the Salem Cham
ber of Commerce luncheon Monday
will be given by members of the
American Legion: As the Cham
ber of Commerce Bulletin aptly
puts it, the' program, "like Gaul
is to be divided into three parts."
For the first part. 0.L- Mc
Donald, member of Capital Post
No. 9 . of the - American Legion
will sing 1 "Shipmates of Mine,'
and "Left."
Dr. W. Carlton Smith; member
of the medical corps, will feature
In the second part," speaking on
"Observations of a Medical oin
cer." J . ,.. ' .
For the" third part George
Griffith, who In the Meus-Ar
gonne with the evacuation hospi
tal-seven -years ago, will give an
address on ' How I Felt when
Heard the News."
Mrs. Mary Gradtke, 69 of Mon
mouth,' believed to be ; the oldest
woman distiller In the state,was
fined 1100 in Independence Fri
day by Justice of the Peace R. W.
Baker, f in lieu of the fine she
was remanded to..-Sheriff i Tom
Hooker ot Dallas tor 50 days.
Mrs. Gradtkew made the mistake
ot running off her liquor from
fruit mash through a condenser on
her kitchen stove,, la the presence
of two . special prohibition offic
ers on November A., In addition
to furnishing1 them the liquor she
demonstrated her aparatus and
gave them a .recipe tor her prod
uct. - -t - -
Aged Physician Js Charged
Wta Murdering His ye-; -.
, formed Daughter
Prosecution Declares Doctor Not
Insane and That Attempts
' at Suicide Were Merely "
" 'Sham. ' - .
LITTLETON, Ohio, Nov. ,
(By Associated' Press.) Word ,
pictures of Hazel Blaxerdescrib-'
ed by the defense as a "human
husk" without a soul and by the
prosecution as a "spark ot human
ity" were painted In court today ,
as the state began introduction of ;
evidence in an effort to convict Dr.
Harold Elmer Blazer on a charge
of murdering his daughter ' .
The completion of the Jury " to
try the aged physician was effected -
ust before' noon recess "with
startling suddenness and the pros
ecution plunged ahead with the
presentation of witnesses." ,
Here are some of the descrip
tions offered by the witnesses of
tha "thln, that Tlr Rltr ilnv
Dr. W. S. Dennis, pathologist.
who performed an' autopsy on the
body of the girl: - - '
"Female, probably - over1 v 30
years ' ot age, about four "feet in
height and weighing around 90
pounds. She was fairly well de
veloped from the waist up, but the
under development of the lower
limbs was marked."
. Roy Bishop, son-in-law of the
"A scrap of breathing flesh, un
able to feed, clothe or otherwise
care for her own personal needs.
The only exercise she ever got was -when
she was placed on the floor
when the weather was warm and
allowed to roll around. She could' t
talk the only. time I, ever heard
her utter a vocal sound was once
when - she fell - on - a hot furnace
grating. Then she uttered a sort
of an animal sound. She wan ab- .
solutely helpless and depended on
Dr. Blazer alone." s
The physician eat unmoved a
he beard himself, described as hit
daughter's slayer, by: Prosecutoi
Joel Stone in his opening state
ment before the jury.
. w at hiihii iinivf . ninuH.nfrini.
ea. -tnai mazer siew ms naugaier
with malice aforethought and that
he was sot .and never has been .
ineitno. TNm ahull nrnrn further
that he endeavored to ' hide the
crime by attempting suicide twice.
We shall also show that he knew
from his knowledge of ' medicine
and. the body that neither ot his
attempts to end his life by poison
or by slashing his throat ; would
prove fatal, '
"We shall show that he did not
slash his throat In a vital spot and
that he knew thp poison he took
would i cause . vomiting before It
had time to take effect and kill:
him." ' "; - -, r
J. J, Mackin, coroner of Arapa
hoe county, the first witness, of
fered a cursory report on his work
in taking charge ot the girl's
body. He was followed by Dr.
Dennis who declared it was his
opinion that the girl was poisoned
or chloroformed. - 4 : :' :t
Blazer's son-in-law. Bishop,
came next. After describing the
condition of the girl as ha knew
her, he was asked:, .
"Did Dr. Blazer talk to you the
night ot the crime after you dig-,
covered the body ofHaztl," ; - ?r
f "Yes he kept '4 .' mumbling
sorry sorry took enough pois
on to kill a horse, --;. v fc
"Did the defendant seem to be
normal," the prosecuting attorney
asked. -' .:
"Seemingly so," was the reply.
When Dr. H. H. Aldredge, the
Englewood physician , who ; was
called to attend Blazer after the
crime was discovered, took 'the
stand, the state introduced ia evi
dence two notes found in the Bla
zer home. " ' . , ; ,
, One read: "Dear Daughter-!
am very weary and afraid afraid -of
being taken suddenly and 'leav
ing Hazel. M know my blood pres
sure is very high. I. made up my
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Charging that the city of Salem,
by filling In a small ditch on Cross
street,. will do "irreparable injury
to the streets," Gilbert H. Benja-'
min has filed action in the county
court asking a restraining order
preventing further work on; the
ditch. ..; ' - . . .
The depression, about IS inches
in depth and five feet wide, is said
to carry surface and flood waters
from the district In southeast Sa
lem. It empties into Bush 'creek
where that stream intersects cross
street, -
e Benjamin declares that if 'the is mica up sunace waver
will overflow, adjoining property
and basements flooded. A
The city has bow partially- filled
the ditch, although benjamin says
it was done without permission of
the common council, lis demands
that further work be prohibited,
and ' that the part that has; been
tilled be cleaned out. According
to the papers filed, the ditch is
now filled ' between . Twelfth and
ji.. . t , , . .... . ..
Thirteenth streets; - -