4 ' &:Z;YOUrKi::QlJ; VhatQalcm io and will alvs ay a he appro 1. callo tote SEVENTY-FIFTH YEAR SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY 'MORNING,- DECEMBER 24, 1925 PRICE FIVE CENTS ATTOHfi'EY GEtfflL HOLDS EEES LE8SL Justice Court Claims, Con tested by Judge McMahan, Declared Regular- 3 QUESTION NOW SETTLED Opinion Handed Down by I. II. Van WInke Put Stamp of Approval on Salem ; Docket Kntries Failing to -uphold hte cohtea 'tioni of Circuit Judge L. H. Mc Mahan that certain claims by the Salem justice court to collect fees were illegal,,!. II. Van Winkle, i attorney general, yesterday" hand : ed down an opinion declaring that the f claims were legal and that thejeounty court is empowered to pay; them. The attorney general was asked by District Attorney John; Carson to write an opinion after judge McMahan, acting as a private citizen, had addressed a letter to the county court disput ing the legality of the claims. - In his public statement made on November 21." when , he con"-4 tested, the claims. Judge McMa han picked 28 items at random, representingia total of $117.25 in t fees claimed - by Brasier C. Small, A Salem justice of the peace. In hl.4 communication Mr McMahan declared that over 1109 should be disallowed because of Illegality, i Vn,ones of the bills picked by Mc Mahan, listing 23 docket entries at 25 cents each, he said that the law states that only 21 of these should be ' allowed. The bill originally entered asked for $5.75 for: this item. Judge McMahan declared that only 50 cents should be paid. In presenting the matter before the. attorney general, the district attorney picked at" random one representative claim, consisting of docket entries and transcripts. The items are -all identical, mere ly varying as to the number of ;v entries and transcripts. Judge ' McMahan in Jhis statement said ' , that. H was JncumbenrTtpOlT'-the i Justice of the peace to make cer- Y tain docket entries without re- f ' muneration" and that the county ' court was not empowered to pay the fees asked for the questioned items, - X ,- The- attorney general's opinion een brought up before but never definitely settled. In his state mtni to the- county court, Judge McMahan, declared ' that, in his action he was not aiming at Mr. Srnall, present- Justice " of the peace, who, he, said, "was only following precedent hoary, "with Under Mr. Van Winkle's ruling. the county court will now pay the j claims presented by the justice J, court. There are L4 justice courts t in, Marion county. ; The total araount paid by the county ia fees 1 to all the courts during 1925 was ! $2300. LAO IS TRUCK VICTIM BOY, 12, LADEX''t7TnCHIlIST MAS PRESENTS, KJLLLD TACOMAt- Wash., Dec, 23.- II Is arms laden with Christmas packages for his small brothers and sisters, George A Vreeland, 12, roller-skated to his death in front of at motor truck' here' this afternoon.1 The truck was driven by WalterAfden-, who told police that the poy lost control of his kates, and crashed Into his ma- t bine.- He was the oldest of eight children. I POLICE RESERVE CALLED ATLANTA, Ga,. Dec 23. (By Associated : Press.) Armed with riot guns, the fall strength police reserve was called out tonight fol lowing, seven holdups1 in three of which ' case th ..5. tlcttins ,v; were either slashed ; with knives or boaten. ' -' ' . . BUY STAMPS CIIRISTJIAS SEAL STAMPS are now offered for sale at booths in the post office. Mil ler's Mercantile Co., Kafoury Brothers, Stiff , Furniture Co. and the Bank of Comroerce. Total receipts : to date from booth. Bale, $22S.50 Jfc: recelted in mall; $67S.0T. '-; ' " ' " ill DAWES, "GAGGED! IN SENATE, HOLDS SESSION AMONG PAGES Vice" Iresldent Forced Tiy Unwritten, Ijw, to "Hold Peace," Gives Fund of -Advice to Young Lads in Senate WASHINGTON, JDec. 22 (By Associated Press.) "Gagged." in the senate. Vice President Dawes today found a forum in the "little senate," an organization of the pages. Unwritten law decrees that theice president shall hear senators talk but shall make no speech in the chamber himself at his inaugu ration. Consequently the. vice president has been hearing senators talk about Ms proposed changes in the rules and has been -unable to tal back. . iToday however, the "little senate" had a session. It adopted the vice president's proposed amendment of the rules by a vote of 14 to 2. and heard Mr. Dawes speak on; the snbjeet at a luncheon later. The vice president, however, did not confine himself to the rules. He f , , , , ,' i dispensed some of the homely phil WILL OUTLINE LINEN MILL PLANS TODAY WIRE STATES BUDGET WILL MEET ALL DEMANDS Withdrawal of Omadlan Interests Expand! Scope of Io-al Production A telegram from a high, though unnamed authority, was received yesterday, stating that the budget adopted at the last meeting of- directors of the new Oregon Linen Mills. Inc., was ade rnateto construct and equip the plant outlined in that report. Items covered by the budget in clude the purchase of a site, the building of a strictly modern plant for the preparation of flax and conversion into linen crash towel ing and fine linen textiles. betters have been sent out re- Questing all stockholders to be present for the meeting called for the Chamber of Commerce lunch eon on Monday, when the pro gram has been held open to the linen mill officers for a thorough explanation of recent develop ments, particularly those since the withdrawal of Canadian Interests. "The reason we are asking the stockholders to be present at this meeting is that 10 days would be required to gite notiee for a reg nlafstockholders meeting and we ' consider this a speedy and ' easy way of getting the information to them concerning. th , situation "Under the original plan it was agreed to give luX)0 shares of stock to the Canadian interests in return for their, skill and knowl edge in development of the indus try.-. In addition it was the un derstanding that only lower grade stuff, was to be manufactured out ol.tow, this tow being procurable in this country under a 1 per cent duty. . Under the new plan high class fiber will be- used for produc tion of high class linens. Thi3 and thejhigh class linens are what fiber Is protected by a heavy duty produce the money. "Withdrawal of the Canadian interests, therefore', does not handicap the mill in. any way. We have been particularly, fortunate in securing the services of J. J. Aldred for development of the new project. "Our plan is to order the ma chinery immediately after the meeting Monday. The budget pro rides for machinery with 100 looms, 1235 spindles, and we will be able io buy the machinery and site, erect a building and pay all expenses in connection with this work and nave $100,000 left for working capital." TAX RAISE CONSIDERED FRENCH? FEOPJ.E MAY GET ' BILL A CHRISTMAS GIFT PARIS, Dec. 23. (By Associ ated Press. Government bills demanding of the taxpayers seve ra lbillions more" francs annually will be one of the Christmas pres- ents of " tlx French people, if M. J Doumer,! the finance minister, I sueceeds in his present plans. lie ! is exerting himself to get financial resfroation scheme ready to pre sent to the cabinet Friday morn ing in-order to have his tills in troduced' In-the chamber before measures which are being pre pared by the radical-socialist coa lition seo the light of day. j Tho total amount of additional revenue the government will ask for remains a secret as well as the principal details of the scheme. It Is afTlrmed In circles close to M. Don mer that the minister still sticks to the idea of doubling the tax the business turnover, but It is asserted ni the lobbies of ihe chamber of 'deputies of the' left that lie has made concessions 'on that j)0iat to the radical members pf the cabinet. ., ' i CHRISTMAS BOX US GIVEX : -i-e . -. - -- -: ; : !- ' - vi ,. .? " 1 '. ' I BEND, Or., Dec. 23 Twelve thousand, two. hundred ' and fifty pilars in crisp new five-dollar bills Vrere distributed today by the Bfooks-Scanldni Lumber company and Sbevlin-Hixon company, f to employe' oir IM t opera.U6fcS.! as Christmas bonuses. . v . i- osophy for which he is famous among the kids of his own home town. Laying aside the celebrated Dawes pipe, he told the wages not io smoke, swear, chew or become ' hip flask" boys If they wished to amount to something. "Be cler.n-: be yourself; stand against the crowd," he ured. "There is no man who is worth the powder and shot to blow him Bp who does not set himselt against the-- crowd, especially in his younger life. It is the fellow that runs after the . crowd and smokes and drinks and dissipates, that does not amount to anything. "Never mind how many fellows are behind you. Always keep your eyes on the fellows who are ahead of you. Compare yoursWf witn them, compare yourself with the runners at the head of the race and then you will keep h amnio. Another way to keep humble and pet a rep;tation for modesty is to J tell the truth about yourself. Any body can get a reputation for mod esty in that way. I havegot it. Don't wear a pasteboard front." Characterizing the present sen ate rules as "something like Topsy they just growed." the vice president expressed hope that-they would be changed, adding that they are in the hands "as the old Romans used to say, 'of the gods', but we say now in the 'hands of the senate. " ' ARMORY PRTY TONIGHT CHRISTMAS TREE PROGRAM set F0R tolk:k ; , Program, of Elks. Salvation Army and Bligh theatre Christ mas tree at Armory Thursday night, starting promptly at 7:r0: By pupils of Mrs. It. L. White: Dance from Holland, Zoe Dan iels, Margaret Bell. Russian Duett, Cynthia Delano, Maxine Meyers. Indian Slave Dance, Elizabeth Waters. By pupils of Sacred Heart Academy: Reading, Kathleen Fitzpatrick. Christmas Carols, By Chorus of Girls. Violin Duet, (Jesu Bambino), Claudine Gerlh, Esther Birch. Piano Solo, (2nd Mazurka Godard), Gladys La Forest. Doors to Armory will be open at 7 o'clock. IN CHIE ISILD ON LEAGUE PROBLEM President Seeks to Deter mine Views Held by Lead ers in Congress BORAH SAID IN ACCORD Congressional Sanction Sought for Part icipnt Ion io Prelimin ary Arms Conference at CJeiwva WASHINGTON', Dec. 23. (Ily Associated Press. ) President Coolidge in working out a plan to accept the league of nations in- vitation to a preliminary discus sion of an armament conference., has sought the views of congres sional leaders as the best methods of procedure. He conferred today with Chair man Borah of the senate foreign relations committee and Senator Moses, republican of New Hamp shire, and Lenroot, republican of Wisconsin ,as to whether, con gressional sanction should . be given in advance of participation in the preliminary Geneva meet ing at which an effort will be made to draw up an agenda for the pro jected world arms conference. The request for such sanction would take the form of a bill car rying an appropriation fS defray the expenses of American partici- pation. Opinion at the capitol as to the admissibility of this course appears now to be divided, but Senator Lenroot told the pres ident that most senators favored acceptance of the invitation. Sen ator Borah and others of the irre concilables in the league of na tions fight hold that acceptance should be conditioned upon a very thorough understanding that the proposed disarmament conference would not consider European se curity pacts and that the country would not enter into any kind of agreement in which the league of nations would be called. upon ulti mately to put into force. The foreign relations chairman declined to discuss, his visit to the White House other than to say that he and the president were in accord. Later it was stated at the White House that he had expressed the opinion of the president that sanc tion of congress in an appropria tion of funds for expenses would be necessary and appropriate. President Coolidge had another conference with Secretary Kellogg who said afterwards that he was leaving immediately for St. Paul to spend Christmas and that fur ther action would be delayed un til after the holidays. If the president decides to ask the sanction of congress, he could not do so until after January 4, as it how is in recess. Many who have good health fail to make the best use of it THE HOLLOW OF HIS HANI) "' until ' EXPORT CORPORATION IS WANTED BY FARM GROUP C OOPERATIVE MARKETING SAID INSUFFICIENT IS Snrplus Crop Problem Taken I'p; Government Agency Is Sought, By Bloc WASHINGTON'. Dec. 23. (By Associated Press.) The congres sional farm bloc will not be con tent if the administration confines Ha program for solving the farm er's difficulty to the cooperative marketing measures. Leader: from the western farm ing belt are preparing to wage a fight for some direct means of disposing of farm surplus through an export corporation. Their plan apparently goes much farther than any either President Coolidge .or Secretary Jardine has been wiling to ap prove. Both have expressed op position to proposals involving prfco fixing or the buying and selling of surplus crops through a government agency. That the administration is considering the surplus crop problem, however, was disclosed last night With the announcement by Mr. Jardine that he intended to call a series of conferences with leaders in agri culture and economics to seek a solution through cooperative or ganization of farmers. Before any move is made in congress by the farm bloc, efforts? will he made to get the support of President Coolidge for their idea. Senator Capper, republican of Kansas, one of the rt-cosmizoil eaders of the movement declared today that they still hoped to get President Coolidge "behind legis lation" to create an export cor poration. Several bills hare been preparod to set up a government corpora tion to. handle surplus crops and the' McNary-Haugen bill, which failed of passage at the last ses sion has been reintroduced in the senate and house. GIVEN HOLIDAY PARDON F. '. SCHl LTK IS TO BK MAR RIED IN VANCOUVER llred C. Schulttt, foemer con stable at Reedsport, Douglas coun ty, who was released from the state prison here yesterday aft er receiving a full pe.rdon from Governor Pierce, has left for Van couver, Wash , and' will be mar ried there to Mrs. Winnie Drews, it was said here last night. The marriage will be the cul mination of a romance in Heeds port started years ago, it is said. They were to be married in De cember, 1923, but the wedding wa$ postponed when Schnlte was sent to the prison. Mrs. Drews visited him a number of times while he was here. He was received at the prison on December 15, 1S23, following conviction on a charge of accept ing a bribe. It was said that the bribe was accepted by Shulte in connection with a liquor violation i w-. TV r.--ir- - Vic".VJkjf-. . . MUST PROVE TITLE TO GAMBHIP Officers Told to Demand Proof of Title Before , Issuing Permit AFFECTS 1926 LICENSES Holders of Tfitiftoraiy Permits Which Kpirt Must Comply With State Law if Lorat ed Permanently Sheriffs and other peace offic ers of the state of Oregon were re quested in a letter prepared by' the secretary of state yesterday not to Is.sue temporary license plates to motor vehicle owners whose ma chines havi? not heretofore beeu licensed. Copres of the letter will be sent to all officers in 'Oregon, accord ing to -announcement made at the state department. "When an applicant for a 11)26 motor vehicle license presents himself to the sheriff with his ap plication for such license," reads the letter, 'he must exhibit to the sheriff either a certificate of title or the certificate and receipt of registration issued, at the time and in conjunction with such certifi cate of title as evidence that such motor vehicle owner has complied witlx tbe law requiring Mm to se cure certificate of title for his motor vehicle. "In those cases "Where no such evidence is presented by an appli cant for a lf2G license such ap plicant must make application for certificate of title therefor at the same time and attach it to his ap plication for a 192C license. The sheriffs are asked to inclutfe all such cases in separate group of transactions from those for 192G licenses for which certificates of title have already been secured by the owners of the vehicles de scribed in the respective applica tions. who shall oprate the same in Ore- goa unde-fct IiefH---number of this state after July 1, 1925, with- ( Continued on page 2) WARD TOTS MADE HAPPY MRS. COOLIDGE BRINGS CHEER TO TINY CRIPPLES WASHINGTON. Dec. 23. (By Associated Press.) Mrs. Coolidge ou a just before Christmas visit to children's hospitals today, cud dled a tiny cripple who had be come frightened at a photograph er's flashlight, kissed away his tears, made him about the hap piest youngster in town. Santa Clans wa:j giving a party for the children and the wife of the president went from ward to ward spreading cheer and admir ing their Christmas tree pnd gifts. She stopped at the bed of a little red headed gifl and a group of photographers suggested it as a setting for a picture, with several other children forming a background. The- preparations for a flash light, frightened a three year old boy and :ts two big teats welled out on his cheeks lie timidly whispered to Mrs, Coolidge: "I'm scared; won't you take me in your lap?" Sh did. kissed away the tears, and brought an ear to ear smile on his face when she urged him to "look at the funny man taking the picture." GRANT WALOESPEL TIME INJURIES WILL KEEP DEFEN DANT IX HOfciPITAt Trial for Carl Waldespel. on a charge of driving white under the influence of intoxicating liquor , has been indefinitely postponed by City Judge PouLsea. Postpone ment was granted upon motion of Guy Smithattoraey f or Waldo spel. - ' Reason given la that Waldespel is physically incapable of attend ing the trial. Recently, tt is said, he was struck by an automobile and sustained a broken hip. According to the affidavit sub mitted by Smith, WaJdespel U still at the -.Willamette samtariuai- FOllowtna:' is an excerpt of the af fidavit: , IV "I iave this morning conversed with one oi tha nurses in said in stitution a,bo.vo- named whd states that ahe is familiar with the Waldespel case and familiar with his condition and she believes that-it', will br&f Teast sx Week before he is able to" leave the hos- pitai." ' -.- -. ;.:;rv..' -While date hasi not ' been set again for tbe trial,' Judge Foulsen states it will not be held until Waldespel is able to leave the hos pital. . This makes the fifth, post ponement of the trial. SIMPLE LIVING LAUDED SOC1ETV REVIVES MEMORY OF "OLD PARR," 152 LONDON', Dec. 23.-( By As sociated Prefl.). The memory of Thomas Parr., who set Kng land's standard of longevity by living to be l.r2 years old. ia being invoked in a campaigirby the -Long Life society in favor of simplejiving. "Old Parr" lived under ten English monarchs. from 1483 to 103 5 and the authenticity of the record is attested by a slab j iu WestmittSitt r Abbey, where j England's great are remem- j beted. ' . j Until nearly the end of his j lifn he lived on the simplest fare, wholegrain bread, milk, ! jheese and Truit and at 120 he . was hale enough to juarry a second time. But when he j reached 152 his fame reached j the ears of King Charles I, who t invited him to London and ' feasted him so that he died. I CONGRESS IS TO ASSIST AMERICAN RUBBER FIRMS PROTECTION FROM FOREIGN' COMBINE IS SAID NEED Restriction of Output by licit ish Interests Brings About ' High Prices AKRON. Ohio. Dec. 2.1. (By Associated Press.) Nicholas j longworth, speaker of the house of representatives, after a four of Akron rubber plants and confer- , enees with officials oftbe com- ! panics today, said tonight that congress is seeking every means to help American rubber manu facturers meet British restrictions and competition. "There seems to be a combiifed effort on the part of every foreign i nation producing rubber to re strict its outpur, thereby increas ing the price of rubber products," he declared. Information obtained by him here," he said, would be used to facilitate the investigation into restriction of crude rubber prodac-. t ion -authorized by Hie house. In an address tonight, Mr. Longworth described restrictions imposed by foreign nations on production and exports of rubber as an international swindle. The recent artificial and unfair increases in rubber prices .are handicapping a great industry and robbing the public of millions of dollars, he said. "While there is a question as to what power congress may have in this matter," he continued, "it is going to bring before the Amer ican people, who don't like to'be suckers, the situation as it exists today. "We have- placed the investiga tion In charge of the committee on interstate and foreign com merce, one of the most important committees lif congress because we consider the problem a serious one." Harvey S. Fire-Hone. P. W. Litchfield. Jacob Pfeiffcr. W. O. Rutherford. William O'Neil and other ru ib'er officials are expected to testify before the house com mittee during the hearings on the finest inn. . CRASH VICTIMS INJURED W.-tshtimtoit Mn I Semi-Conscious Condition Lawrence Dupree of Carson, Washington, was seriously injured late yesterday afternoon when his car collided with one driven by Carl Jolison, ' route 2, Gervais; near the Chemawa. Road and Pacific-, highway, about five miles north of Salem;'-'. Dupree was rushed to a local hospital by tho Golden AmhuJan.ce where, last night,; Be was said; to bo in a serai-conscion condition-He- received sver injuriea about the head, and bis car. wax demol ished. John so a was ..- cut and bruised. ' " ' v YAP IS HIT BY STORM NO. C.VSt'ALTtfcfi EEFOBTED WUX W.WU KTIUKES JSLK TOKYO, De.c. 2 By Associ ated Press. ) The navy depart rneBt reports that the Wand of Yap experienced 'a tidal wave and storm on December 15. Buildings along tbe coast were severely damaged but there were ik. cas ualties. - The witeless- station was not damaged. - " OflEK V'A VKPTKD".' SEATTLS, . pcc , 23-, (By As sociated Press. Telegraflhu &e ceptaace of Seattle's offer of facil ities and assistance in outfitting the 'Wflkios'' expMUion for the proposed' son-slop . flight from Point" larrow, -Alaska, to Spit bergen next summer was received by the Seattlo chamber ,of com merce. today. , - IS DUSTED FROM POST Scrappy Marine Officer Dis missdd From Philadel-" phia Department ' QUITS OFFICE FIGHTING Mayor- Kemtr'irk Accused of IkJc of Moral Courage; letters " Thrown Open to Public Inspection PniLADELPHIA, Dec. 23. (By Associated Press.) Briga dier General Smedley D. .Butletv today was dismissad as director of public safety of Philadelphia and the scrappy marine officer went out fighting. Before be quit his office. Gen- . eral Butler released for public in spection a mass of correspondence from Mayor W. Freeland Kend- rick in which he accused the chief executive of lack of moral cour age, in enforcing the prohibition law. V General Butler asserted in a . memorandum he gave out that the mayor ordered him to, "lay off big places." "There is a differecene between a S7,O00,000 investment and a d cheap place which blacknfalia people," the mayor s quoted by General Butler to have, said. Mayor Kendrick made no., com ment on the correspondence, hut earl ier in. the day issued an appeal to the people to support him In interfering with the law. "My friend3 I know, will bup-V port me and the other citizens - will be compelled to do so," ho - said- . Assistant Director George W. Elliott succeeds General Butler aa the head of the department. The latest developments in. the two days of dramatic occurr'enct-3 at t the city hall bring into the battle: -between the mayor and hia. dusted director, the names of the " Bits Carlton, Bellevue, Stratford and Walton hotels. General Butler " aid -"he"waBtod thft Ritz;5Jarlto padlocked for liquor law viola , tions and the dance license of tha ' Bellevue, Stratford and Walton revoked also for infractions of ' the prohibition law, but the mayor refused to consent. ' Two rooms in the Ritz Carlton where a -private party was being given, ' were raided recently by , Police Magistrate Edwin P. Car ney, who has been insisting that the "big felows" be made to obey the law as well-as. the "littlp fellow." v A quantity of alleged Jnioxicat ing Hquor was. seized and other evidence obtained such a cbarac- ter that General Butler decided to proceed against tho hotel. Ed win M. Abbott, counsel for the de partment, - prepared padlocking papers and they, were presented to -the mayor. General Butler's mem orandum states that he, 'Abbott and Elliott called on the mayor on December 7 in reference to" pad locking the Rite Carlton. The . memorandum further says: s v" "The mayor stated he did not feel like proceeding against, the Ritz, that it was a big hotel, that ! he needed room space ' for ihe j Sesqni-Centennial; that Joe .Wid- ener had threatened to close the hotel anyway; that it was not ne nessary to padlock it; that there was a: big difference between tho treatment of a pace like the Ma--drid (a local cafe) who go in ff the street and "have a party, and a -big hotel like the Ritz where the people give private parties. All ' - (Continued. on page 2) - ... . , . PAOUDcmG cofiTirjy ed FOBTY-OXK NEW YORK CLTY PLATES- TO BK ClXSEl .' NEW YORK. Dec,. 23. (By As sociated Press,) A holiday "pad lock parade' w.itlv scheduled stops at 41 cabarets, night clubs .and restaurants, Including son e; of the most widely known In New York's white light district was begun to night under-'' the direction of United Statea Attorney 'Bueknet. Four deputy ' m&r&hals -each. -armed with summonses and cora plaints and eaeb; accompanied "by ' . prohibition agents and- policemen , set out to Institnte . padlo pro ceedngs againsi the resorts on ihe basis of evidence already obtained by Buckner's aides and the local prohibition forecs. v , ' J' The drive u tne largest yet un dertaken by Buckner, although. in" two previous drives since h took office he proceeded Xirs(. against 14 and then against ZQ alleged Tiolators.' ' '' The service of the padlock com plaints is expected to be complet ed within a few, days and each of thar reSorls' will have 20: days la which to answer the charges. Buckner-said the-cases would Ihj brought to trial avr;oa' ai'Ur. iL. New Year as po'siiLIe. GENERAL BUTLER 'I CiAJ i p - A: 1'