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SEVENTY-FIFTH , YEAR
.SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, 1925
PRICE HVE CENTS
LITII IS FOEST
' r; ' ?
Eruption, of , Mount McKin
. ley Said 1o Eromis Radlcal j
i. ,prfrianeht -Change. r -
: Previous Volcanic -Outbreaks Be
' llcvrd to Hrf Been Rpon
- slble for Prweut"Sprig " ' i
-: ' . V 'Weather
. ANCHORAGE, Alaska,- Dec. 30.
( By t tAssoo'ated j" Trees. ) -MThe
" return ol , volca1 activity1 to
North America's Aloftiest r" peak,
Mount McKInley. 3 6,300 feet high,
Indicated, by the .volume of -smoke
and steam arising from the moun-tain-by
an earthquake-felt here
yesterday, .is one of a series of vol-
canie;: phenomena in which many
; obsert eru today ; saw a "promise of
radical permanent climatic chang--.
' es tor the- southern part ofAIaska,
'SlneeMount Shishaldin intbe
Aleutlan'Jslands, .800 -mites south-
.west ot McKIrileyeruptod. Novem
ber, H, this region 'has-experlenced
a' springlike; November ? and De
ieember;.nnparaUeled fn' the uiem-
' ory. -of the-oldest .inhabitants..
Streams, ' usually frozen .at thu
season,' have, remained open and
in places the usual snowbound
landscape is green vegetation. "The
affected area. covers several hun
dred square -miles, all along Cook
Inlet to .the-northwest of . which
Mount McKinley rises, and far up
into the valley of the Sushitna
. . river. Anchorase had. a Fer.en-
heit temperature of 24 degrees
,' 1 above,; ..Christmas day, wiiert the
mercury usually is around sero.
. Mount McKinley'ii smoking ap--i
pears to moan a spirting north-westward
of Alaskai volcanic ac
tivity, which hitherto has center
ed in the southern end of the Alas
kan range, of which1 McKinley is
a northern outpost.
The greatest recent outburst was
in 1912, when Motfm Katmai blew
V eff its three mile wide cap and the
Valley of. the - Teh Thousand-
- '. Smokes came into baing. ' A yeef
ago MountTavalotf erupted -and
- last month Mount .Slilshaldin fol
" lowed suit The eri
... ncconinanleLiix ear
.-.Ulmatic changes. "Slice the Shis
" haldtn blowoff, the wirm air from
Cook Inlet's heated
; large glacier. '
Observers ; believe-
waters - has
lanean 4 fires -are growing'
r ay northward, protueia
peratures oeiow me weao'sonace
- which like the Gulf Stream .and
"Nape Current cast tbdir warming
r. influence inland.
? ? . Geologists consider these forces
similar 'to those which ages .ago
submerged tne land Detween Aonn
i American and Asia ant while no
v such major alternation lis probable
-now; many think the panishment
ot the .former bitter winters from
.Ihis. part or Alaska may be per-
nianent. "' -
''.'I ; -Imtnefnse- billows of Jteam hssu-
- ing -from the saddia between
f , Mount jMcKlnley's topkiost peak
' aAd.'tbe lesser one to the north
were, .plainly visible Trbpi Broad
-'i Passion the Alaska raikoad, Con-
v dnctofi F. Knight naid I today on
- his arrival hcr.o wth the train,
"- tTfefii-earthquaJte SrlUclf occurred
, , : lecember 22. tossed sleecn about
ia tTielr beds and wasttho most
.' severe! -in years,' was llj'e report
t , lirrf;!fMiav from f?nrr. hnut 35
! . miles .southeast "of the 'ihountain.
VJ It is bplieved that a hoary displace
j. - men t ! in the Alaska ran?e hasr
f.f opened a steam vent In' the vlcin
lty of the peak. 1 . ;.
j Clouds surrounding the moun-
. tain hnt off a' view of flie. peak
. Irom' raero today.
AUTO THIEF -SENTENCED
iOETH OXK YEA It AND HALF IX
- r FEDERAL PJ3XITKXTi;Rr .
I - - ; t .
i SPOKANE, Itec, 30., (py As
sociated Press y. Lawrenct Dunn
; alias .WIlllamBerry, .sas pettenc-
and six mouths in
-pleaded guilty before
District Judge J
liere todav on a
transporting stolen au
tomobiles from one state' to an
' otheri . He "was arrested iChi
caco home leti days ago ftffay-
? inr broken jall'ln Coeur D'Klene
'lldaho. - -r:
- Ilis'wife.tordia Dunn orl Mar
" ion Berry, entered a plea of kuilty
i but Stsked that her, lenterb he
: deferred until tomorrow. , Perry
v-irott;.aHa Perry k Lewis. Inld on
' 1 he same- charco also wiU So mr
. 1 ralmcd loraorrowJ ..
' The federal - authoritks - allege
" that' these 'defendants "here Bxsen
"lpneaaod in-an extensive -traffic of
Vtolln automobiles. over live fracf-
' r ile northwest; " "1 y
V CRASH V CTIM WAY . DIE
j . ; iTEBWILUGEIt DRIVK
i PORTLAND.. Dec: '30 ( By
r.ociated . Prestf:)f--Robert GiUst
' 32, of Portland, suffered injures
- which physicianaajd might prote
1 :Jatal ionia-ht. when niff automob
"Vi hich - he waa driving plungi
; .tiver.arro-iDQt cHr on-TcTwiu
boulevard,' on "the Jielghta sou;
;t of vthis city. Tho acciden
- 'as gald to have Teea due to
? Jt'okfg ;feteerinf eaj,
RADIOED CARRY .GAME
"VAST-WTRHT ClASSIC TO BR
,A . PUT OX AIR
LOS "AXGELESiDec. 30.
f By Associated 0ri&s. ) Wnat
is heltcved to be 5 the first play
by.playradto5rBlay of & foot
iiall game, west of the Jlockies
.will be given In the wireless re
port of ; t he Alabama- Washing
ton;gamc Jfew .Year's day in the
4lose 'Bowl at Pasadena when
KFI," Los 'Angeles, will relay
. the description , of the game to
KPO.: Ban-Francisco, by. tele
phones The two station :relay
will i make certain that the
Washington fans will be able to
follow thett team In the con
test, KEI: officials said in an
nouncing the relay plans. , The
stations Fill go on the, ale at 2
p. m-, 'Pacific time. '
LIQUOR' RUNNERS FROM .
ENGLAND LOSE HEAVILY
SHIPMEXT TO UNITED, BTATES
- PIttVIN I1KAI)
(Sir llroderk'k llartwell, Titled
Rum Runner, Files for
LONDON, Dec. 30. (By Associ
ated Press.)- Many of the seven
hundred investors who took a
flier in liquor running got little
comfort out of a statement which
Sir Broderick-Hartwell, England's
titled rum runner, -made today at
meeting of his creditors.
Sir Broderick appeared in th
bankrptcy court. He declared hi
liabilities as 250,000 pounds ster
ling ($1,200,000) and Bald that
his only aasests . -were amounts:
due from dealers who got the
liquor in the United States and
who apparently never would pay
him. ' ;
His final shipment to the Unit
ed States he asserted, alone was
worth 250,000 pounds sterling,
but his partner and the dealers
to whom the liquor was turned
over never paid him a cent. ? a
The baronet said he niet an
American in 1923 who -induced
him to ship him liquor to the
United States. Eventually several
shipments were made in Septem
ber 1924 the eseventh and -last
shipment containing 56,000 cases
of proprietary brands of whiskey
Pessimistic reports about the
weather .and the activities of oro-
UlUlblUU 1 VUt-ltV, ...... ,
then came the report from the
captain that the ship's crew was
in mutiny and that he had put
into Halifax. Later he . was ad
vised , that ; the liquor had been
transf erredto: smaller ships and
that 360 case had been seized by
The creditors gloomily passed
a resolution ior uanarupicy ana
adjourned for the appointment of
42 BODIES RECOVERED
COAL MINE EXPLOSION-
MEXICO TAKES TOLL.
EAGLE PASS, Texas, Dec. 30.
(By Associated Press.) F o r t y-
two bodies, many badly mangled.
have been brought out of a Mexi
can National railway coal mine at
Palan, state of Coahuila where an
explosion occurred Saturday.
News of the disaster reached
here by courier and last reports
this afternoon were that other
dead probably were in the mine.
A score, of miners seriously injur
ed have been accounted for.
" The blast Is supposed to have
been caused by the breaking ot a
miner's safety lampi which Ignited
gas In tho mine. -
Palen Is about 85 miles from
MAN KILLS WIFE, SELF
SHdpTIXG SAID J TO HAVE
FOLLOWED FAMILY ROW
SPOKANE, Dec. 30. (By As
sociated Press.) A. Richie Bruno
a lumberjack, shot and killed .his
wife. "Maggie and then ended his
own life in their room in a hotel
here tonight. After an investiga
tion, police declared the shoot
ing followed. family quarrel.
John Johnson .a roomer t the
hotel, .- told police, that he heard
Bruno thout to bis wife. "I'm go
ing to kill you." He said he heard
Mrs. -Bruno -' say. ""Go ahead and
kill yourself too for all of me."
Johnson told police that two shots
followed. . i
When ; police entered the rom
a few minutes later both were
Both were'. about 35 years old.
SUNDAY SPORTS UPHELD
BISHOP MAXXIXG SEKS
HARM IX ATHLETICS
NBSybnK. Dec. "ZiiX-tBy
Associated prexs. K Bishop Wil
liam T. Manning, speaking today
before the convention of. the Jfa
tional Collegiate association ap
proved vthe playing; of golf and
tennis on Sunday., provided they
do-.uot take the place? of proper
religious duties. He said be could
see po reason why a 'well .played
game of spolo or. football .ianot
just as pleasing to God as a beau
tiful service In a cathedral."
He told Of plans to hare sculp
tures of polo ponies, football plea
sures Rtul rllgttres representing
other forms of " athletics in tbo
"fporia day" to lje-lncludd In the
completed cathedral of St. John
the Divine, -
OFegon ;Llnerr Group - aves
$50,000 by Taking Sec-v-oildhand
ALDRED NAMED MANAGER
Ftwigii PurclmwH May Toin!
9100,0OO; J 5 Freight CMM aHd
Two 3Iouths Required for .
Shipnii'nt to Salcin V V . '
Purchase of -the machinery .from
the linen mill at LockporU-!New
York, was completed yesterday by
the .directors 1 of the .new Oregon
Linen Mills, Inc., fchen they wired
the amount or ij2o,uu to tne
eastern fonnany, in full payment
of the .machinery. , - -v v ?
Although the iinachinery Is sect
endhand, agents of the Oregon
company nave inspected it. tnor
oiiKhly a:id found it to be In ex
fielleut condition. By purchasing
this machineryr the .directors wero
able to save about 456,000, as it
Is :.aid the same amount of mach
inery new would cost in the neigh
borhood of 180,000.
The Oregon company took over
the option on the machinery from
J. J. Aldred. lAldred has been
nade manager of the Oregon plant
and agreed to turnover the op
tion without commission for him
Tuesday Aldred paid down $5,-
000 to assure the purchase, and
wiring of the entire sum yesterday
means that action has been defin
itely placed underway for the erec
tion of the Oregon mill.
Included in the machinery pur
chased from the Lockport : plant
are 55 . individual drive motors.
116 looms, and several units of
finishing machinery. 'The machin
ery also includes a - complete
bleaching plant. It is estimated
that 15 freight cars will be re
quired to transport the machinery
from the eastern plant to Salem.
Preparing and spinning mach
inery for the Oregon plant is to
be purchased in Europe.. The.best
of machinery is to be obtained. It
is estimated, that this .machinery
will cost between $90,000 and
$100,000. This price includes the
- J. .j. -Aldred w
diately to prepare the shipment of
the machinery to .Sajemi e will
direct the dlsl t and the
crating of the machii, ry. It . is
expected , that about tw months
WH be required' for disiu.-otling
and crating. .
Site for the newmill has not
yet been decided. It is the belie?
of the board that the most import
ant object at present is to obtain
the proper oeuipment. Besides,
the building to house the mill will
be fashioned to fit the machinery.
The -site will be hosen with the
idea of getting the location best
suited for the type oi building
RACER IS DIVORCED
SEATTLE, Dec. 30. Joseph A.
Thomas, auto racer, here today ob
tained a final decree of divorce
from Gladys Thomas. Theywere
married in Los Angeles in Janu
BASL BROTHERS JAILED ;
FOLLOWING QUICK RAID
OXE CHARGED WITH THREAT.
EXIXG OFFICER WITH GUN i
iSoili Are Held for Possession and
Kale of Intoxicating .
Prompt action on the. part of
State Agents It. E. Amy and C.
B. Hill last night prevented a pos
sibly serious shooting affray when
William Basl, alleged liquor
handler, drew a cun upon the
state men when they attempted
, Late yesterday aftenoon the
two state officers and Deputy
Sheriff Roy Bremmer approached
the -Basl place, about five miles
south of Sublimity. Amy and
Hill though strangers to the
Basis, are said to have negotiated
for the purchase of three gallons
of liquor. Deputy Sheriff Roy
Bremmer, who has made several
notable arrests in the Sublimity
district, remained out of sight, be
ing too well known.
- Their suspicions lulled, Ben
BasFis said to have made a short
trip to the woods near his home
and returned with the three glass
containers of liquor.
As theliquor was placed on the
ground. Agent Amy started to
place the brothers under arrest.
WHh a quick motion Basl is al
leged to have drawn a .38-caliber
revolver and covered the officers.
State Agent Hill, standing near
Basl, made a lunge for the Sublim
ity man and swept his gun down.
Agent Amy, in the meantime, had
drawn his own weapon and in the
ensuing struggle struck Basl a
slight blow on the head before he
would submit, inflicting a small
"While the two agents were en
gaged in the brief struggle with
the prisoners, Mrs. W. Basl,
mother of the two men, seized the
liquor and attempted to remove
it but was prevented by Deputy
inentr Bremmer and Agent Hill.
The two brothers were lodred
in the Marion county jail facing
charges of possession and sale of
liquor.- In addition, William Basl
faces the serious -charge of
threatening - an officer with a
deadly " weapon and resisting ar
State .Agents Amy and Hill are
concluding" a series of successful
arrests . in; this district, opeating
under the direction of State Pro
hibition Director William Levens.
Offleer'Amyiis well known as the
vfi0B&ft!l4BlMitW8 Several years
"6 a BuiEie-uauuea arrest
of the notorious Burns and Smith
following their successful rob
bery of the "bank at St, Paul. C.
B. "Charley' Hill, for 14 vears
was a member: of the inspector's
office. Portland police depart
ment. 0LICEM EN OFFER BLOOD
LEAlteli1 'fx liiiCALL MOVE-
Ttt-eXT OFFERED AID
SPOftuN-v Dec 30. (By As
sociated iPress)st-Twenty Spokane
policemen jr t.pdayi, offered their
blood if ttl seeded to save the
life of Rev.CIlexroad, a lead
er in the 9vimflj;t Jwere to recall
Commis8ioneT"iCh.rIes Hedger of
the city departiTxmKof public
safety. Mr. Reltroatilsfia a local
hospital sufferlig.;Lm -stomach
mended the action of tbo officers,
EXPECTS EVERY MAT W DO
- - ' . itit''" ... w
" JS UPHELD BY COURT
UNDER SENTENCE v FOR .EM
BEZZLEMENT OF $34,300
Fear of Prosecution Held 'Xot Suf
ficient to Excuse Him
From Guilt i
The state supreme court, in an
opinion written by Justice Bur
nett yesterday, affirmed the con
viction ot Earle E.Tatterson, who
Is under penitentiary sentence .for
larceny by jembexzlement of ap
proximately 134,500 from the
Lumbermen's Trust company in
Portland. The opinion affirmed
Judge Louis P. Hewitt of the
Multnomah county circuit court.
The records in the case showed
that Patterson, while in the em
ploy of the Hartman and Thomp
son bank in Portland, without au
thority of the officers or directors ;
of the institution, gave the money
of that concern to an individual
who failed to repay it.
To -cover up his default it was
alleged that Patterson borrowed
from a man by the name of Osier
the amount of 33500 -with which
he made good his shortage. Pat
terson then accepted employment
as cashier and teller o( the Lum
bermen's Trust company, and in
this capacity was in full charge of
the money in the institution.
"In time," the opinion read,
"Osier, knowing of Patterson's
shortcomings, applied to the de
fendant for money to be paid him
out of the funds of the Lumber
men's Trust company, accompany
ing his demands with threats of
exposure of the defendant's form
er offense. Complying with Os
ier's request from time to time,
he accumulated a shortage of up
wards of $34,000.
"The only question in the case
is the refusal of the-trial court to
sustain his theory that the fear of
prosecution and exposure for his
defalcation with the Hartman and
Thompson company bank was suf
ficient to exonerate him ' from
criminal intent and so work out
"The situation had its origin in
the defendant's own rpluntary
"The theory of the defendant
is tantamount to saying that if a
man steals enough to make him
afraid of prosecution he should be
excused. If the question were be-
ftween Osier and 4bedefenf&nt in
a civil suit on an issue of whether
or not the money he paid to the
former was a gift ona loan, it
might, be competent to introduce
the threats of prosecution to rebut
the contention of Osier that the
money was a gift, but that is not
the rule in criminal proceedings."
AMERICANS GOING NORTH
THOUSANDS TO CELEBRATE
NEW YEAR'S IX CANADA
VANCOUVER. B. C. Dec. 30.
(By Associated Press.) Thou
sands of Americans, coming from
as far south as Los Angeles, were
here today preparing to celebrate
New Year's eve. In former years
dancing downtown was confined
to one large hotel, but in the past
two or three years all the leading
cafes, clubs, cabarets, and many
hotels have made special arrange
inents to care for the large crowds
SPIRITUAL ASPECT 1
Contemplation of -Wonders
of Nature Is Said 1o
THREE REALITIES VIEWED
Tiny Electron Declared to
ordinate "Oiaotic Energy'
of Universe; Electric-
ity Is '.Keynote ,
KANSAS CITY, Mb., Dec. 30.
( By Associated Press. Great
aid and evident as have been the
material services ,of science, there
is i another spiritual, aesthetic.
intellectual w hi th Dr. M. I. Pu
pln, president of ! American Asso
ciation for the Advancement of
Science, holds "is the noblest ser
vice of science to the human
Contemplation of those won
ders which men of science hate
revealed, stimulates man's intel
lectual and spiritual activity, he
said today in a symposium on the
role which science shouldplay in
"During the last tbrote centur
ies, he said, science nas reveal
ed three dhstinca physical reali
ties; the first through the science
of matter in motion; the second
through the science of electricity
in motion, and the third through
the science of cosmic energy in
"Everything that moves and
has its being in this boundless
universe seems to be deriving its
breath of existence from electri
cal forces which -have their origin
in tiny"" electrons the unchange
able granules of that subtle sub
stance which we call electricity.
"The book of Genesis, composed
by a Moses of modern science,"
he continued, "would probably
start as follows:
"'In the beginning God said:
"Let electricity move and the em
bryo of the universe began to
"If the contemplation of this
physical reality does not uplift
the soul of man and stimulate his
intellectual and aesthetic as well
as spiritual activity, then St. Paul
'was'fn error-W'hen he-sa!dr""We
all with open face behold the
glory of the Lord are changed in
to the game image from glory to
"Each organic cell performs
the miracle of coordinating 'chao
tic energy' as do the man-planned
engine and galvanic "battery.
"Is there a guiding coordinator
attached to each of these tiny or
ganic cells, and if there is, does
it - operate in accordance with
some intelligent design and pur
pose as is the case in the caloric
engine and the galvanic cell?"
Burton E. Livingston, director
ot plant psychology of Johns
Hopkins university, spoke of "the
great relay of human evolution,"
urging heed for -the preservation
and dissemination of knowledge
acquired by each successive gen
eration. DRUSE GENERAL KILLED
LEADEK OF SYRI.VN REBELS
MEETS DEATH IX BATTLE
DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 30.
( By Associated Press. ) Hassan
ElKharrat, a former night watch
man In Damascus who was con
sidered the leader of tho Druse
Incursion which led to the French
bombardment of Damascus on Oc
tober 18 to 20, has been killed in
the lighting outside the city.
Kharrat, who styled himself
"Pasha," has played a romantic
and at times a comic role in the
Syrian revolt. His intimate
knowledge of streets and alleys
made him a useful leader in the
revolutionary raids. He never in
terfered with the Christian popu
lation, ana once he sent a sar
castic note to General Sarrail, the
former French nigh commission
er. twitting him with .responsibil
ity for the sufferings of tho Chris
tians of Damascus.
NO AGREEMENT REACHED
MEETING OF COAL MINERS
AND OPERATORS .UMOURXS
NEW YOUK. Dec. 30. (By As
sociated - Press.) -The anthracite
minors and operators', joint wage
conference adjourned at midnight
without reaching an agreement
after being In session It hourB
They win meet again tomorrow.
; Arbitration: on which both sides
are deadlocked, was a;alu under
dwcusslvn tonight, with somjB con
sidcration of the -check off. )pin
ions; were expressed by both' sides
that a wage contract canoe nego-
t;rted at tho present conference.
OREGON TE.t3I NAMED
'HONOLULU, Dec. 30. tBy
M sports promoter, announced' the
he is negotiating for the Wash
ington high -school football team
ot Portland. .Ore., to, play here at
the close of next season..-. . .
M.1NY CROSS BORDER
' VANCOUVER, B. C. Dec. 30.
Nearly 20,000 more persona en
tcrcd BrltLih Columbia' over tho
Pacifiie highway this year than
last, fisurje? saow . ; -i ;.
SIKI LEAVES UT $600
SEXEGAL.ESE BOXER OXCE
, CONSIDERED WEALTHY
NEW YORK. Dec. 30. fBy
Associated Jress.) "Battling
Siki, Senegalese boxer- who.
once held th -world's ' light
heavyweight championship, left
an estato of less than $606," It
was shown by papers filed to
day by the widow asking lor
letters of administration:. Dur
ing his ring career, Siki won
what was regarded as a con
siderable - fortune. : He was
found slain two weeks ago.
OLDER GENERATION TOO
EASILY SHOCKED, SAID
SPIRIT OF MODERN YOUTH, IS
UPHELD BY .MINISTER
'Suockability" of Parents Is Said
Chief Difficulty In Youth
PORTLAND. . Ore,. Dec. 30.
( By Associated Press) . -Confidence-
in youth of today was
voieed by Dr. Harold Bowman,
pastor of the First" Presbyterian
church of Portland, in an address
on "plastic youth" . delivered : to
day before the. meeting, of the
deans of women of the education
al institutions of the state.
The meeting of the deans of
women was one ot 16 similar ses
sions held by various departments
of the Oregon State- Teachers ns
sociation. The association will conclude
its three day convention to
morrow. "The chief difficulty Jn dealing
with the problem nt youth te the
8hockability xt the older -generation,"
declared Dr. Bowman. If,
we can overcome this tendency on
the part of parents to . become
shocked at everything their sens
and daughters are doing and
catch an understanding -glimpse
of the worthwhile things they are
accomplishing, we shall be in a
fair way to solve any problem
that may exist." . r V
Young people today are facing
life with a frankness. and a genu
ine desire for truth-that exceeds
any former -generation, he said.
Dr. .Ellwood P.; Cubberlyt idean
of the - school of ? education - at
Stanford university, lauded the,.
results obtained by American
individual development instead of
group action has -greatly enhanced
the , self-reliance, nof thevAmerican
no -saia. - - - .
Among the other speakers at
the convention were Miss -Mabel
V. Wilson, president of the grade
teachers' club in Seattle; Mrs. J.
V. Hill, vice president of the na
tional congress ot parents and
teachers. Cornelia - "J. .Spencer,
who retires as .president .of the
association, delivered the "annual
address of the president.
BANK ROBBED BY TRIO
OVER SUO.OOO IS TAKEN IX
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY -
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Dec. 30
( By Associated . Press. ) i Jtf ter
locking 11 persons in a vault,
three robbers today robbed the
Argyle State bank at Thirteenth
and McGee streets, a busy down
town corner, of $20,624 and es
The robbers entered the bank
at 10 a. ra.. ordered nine officials
and employes and two customers
into the record vau it, scooped up
the currency in the cages and.
mingling with passersby on the
street, disappeared, r
Motorcycle Patrolman O. -,B.
Flaherty 4s believed to have en
gaged the robbers in running
pistol fight. The officer attempt
ed to stop a speeding automobile
containing three men, shortly af
ter the robbery and -was fired Up
on. He pursued the car, firing
at it until knocked from his ma
chine by a bullet which struck
the metal visor cf his can.
Police had found no trace of
the robbers tonight.
SUNDAY WANTS LICENSE
FAMOUS EVANGELIST -LOSES
TITLE CERTIFICATE .
.W. A. (Billy J Sunday,'; cele
brated evangelist, is not immune
from the difficulties that have
been experienced by thousands of
other persons in their -desire to
comply :wUrt the provisions of the
so-called motor vehicle title regis
tration law enacted at the 1925
session of the legislature.
The ' Rot. - Mr. Sunday, artcr
making a futile ffort to locate
his certificate. of title to tho fam
ily car, sent two affidavits to the
secretary of state . to the effect
that the certificate had 'been lost
and- could not be located- ;--
While investigating the records
in -the motor vehicle department
yesterday J it was discovered ' that
the certificate ' had not been sent
to ..Rev. Mr. . Sunday and conse
quently had not been lost by him
as alleged in his letters. -
-?Jt will now bo possible for the
evangelist to ohiain his- 1925
license. ' '
"FRATERN ITY ORGANIZES
SPOKANE, Dec. 'SO. A -Spokane
alumni chapter of Sigma
Delta "Chi.', national journalistic
fraternity was organized here to
night to include alumni xs. east
ern Washington and northern
Idaho. C. D. Hudwn of Spokane
I was cnofwn presiUMnt, ;
Woman, Six ' Year :0ld Son,
and Two Men Are Killed;
. y jn Tacprrrf Wreck;.;,; ,
CAR PLUNGES .INTO GAY
80 Foot Dive Taken When Street
Car Crashes Through' Open - -
VDraw'-After Speeding on
-. -. Bridge ' ' , . ...
TACOMA. Wash.. Doc. 30.
(By Associated Press.) Four per
sons "were 'killed and four others
injured this evenlng when a muni
cipal street car plunged 'through
the open draw of the .lltlt street
bridge and dived 0 feet to the
waters xt the bay, ,
The dead: ,
G. A. ' Farrow, railway clerk.
Mrs. - Robert. Scott and Robert
Scott Jr.. six. her eon.
Toiojiro Oboyoehi, 51, a Japan
ese. -j i . . 4
Earl Harm, a railway engineer
was slightly injured , - - .
Lucien S. Simard, 22, and K.
Kagamega are also In the "hospital
suffering .-from -shock and .slight
Injuries.: . ,
Shris Nelson suffered a broken.
shoulder and- other Injuries.
Charles Staler, motorman, escaped
by. jumping.; .. . '
. Ere ; wltnessa of the accident
and sdrvivors expressed the belief
that there. were .more than eight
persons in the ear and that other
bodies will be found 4n the wreck
age at, the bottom oT the bay. .
These ; witnesses 'declared that
the -car. which was ontbound to
jihe'-tide-' flats district, -approached
the "closed warping, gates of the
bridge ats a rapid rate-of speed.
An -automobile standing -on ta
tracks watting for -the drawto be
closed waft'struck' violeatly -and
Oirowrf 40 -one -side '-against - the
raining; ef.tfie bridge.- Its one oc
cupant' was 'uninjured. The street
car thenTerashed through 'the atg
anf tople4ver:thes. !tridge,''
ureaaing rm .piacea-'-aa : tt Hurtled
through Ulm air.-i ? i '
Just before it took 1 the dive.
howererr hexisaoUJt'fnaa rrn s s?ca
ir, rf :t .ear ruri Jjac k
lewardiaw' liicra.-was no .tote
to obstruct :theTie ipf iha closed
gate and the warn lag; red diihtg.,
- Xife .-boats -were upur t)trt Jroat
the steamer Virginia: $to. tied
tip to a: dock beneath 'the bridge
and -the victims Btrtjggling on th3
surface -of the water were pitked
up. Fourdied after being taken
to hospitals.6 - Tugs and -launches
combed; the scene of the acctden t
for several hours in the hopo-of
picking up other: bodies ?v , .
Clyde Stalcy. motorman ot the
car, matter wandering the streets
in a date . for avue-time, tele
phoned the superintendent ot the
municipal -railway -hi -rersion -of
the affair. : Staley declared that
he saw' the warning -in-plenty t)f
tmie to stop the car under ordin
ary circumstances bnt he; .alr
brakes refused to .Tunctlon. He
then tried the hand emergency
brake and this,, too, tailed, he de
clared. " : ' .
As a last resort he opened it be
sand box and three his motor In
reverse. The car continued on its
way toward the open draw, h. as
serted and as he saw an accident
was inevitable .he threw open .the
doors and, with a warning cry -1
the passengers, leaped out -'J u Bt"
before the car toppled 'over -the.
brink.' ';V:t:' -
The Krief in SUleyar familyi
is -heightened by the death ot Jiis
wife's father this evening, a short
time before the fatal strict "car
accident. ,. - ; .
CANCER CAUSE STUDIED
THREE cOTJTSTANDlNa -CON-
- CXXTSIONS vARRIt7EJ AT .
NEW HAVEK,, Conn.,, Dec. 30.
(JBy Associated Press) T.hr e e
outstanding conclusions were an
nounced by leading exponents of
medicine- genetlca' today during a
symposium on cancer conducted
at Yale university by the Ameri
can Society of Zoologists. .
These conclusions, were: ;
That cancer is hot an infectious
disease, ,v ; . ;
-That cancer cannot be (develop
ed except by ..persons tn 'wheat
there, la a Hereditary -cancerous
That , even . perrons tainted at
birth, with a cancerous strain can
not develop the disease suae tan c-
ously but only through thegency
of environmental factors, chief
among, which is friction al lrriU
tton. ;':t .v - ' ;-' . ..
- The .first was expounded by Dr.
James D. Murphy of the Rocke
feller .Institute Jo r medical j-o-search.
4tDr. X. C. Strong of the
Busaey Institute, 'Harvard unlrpr
sity, supported Dr.Blttrphy la his
findings and -added his convictions
on heredity, which -were illispurte i,
howereri by' Dr, 3ames wing of
Cornell TuUTersItyi- ; j . v
-VANCOUVEIt, B.tJ., Dec. 30.
tBr - Associated ' Press.) Aftcf
working .all night salvage Vessel
today floated tha mo to rahlp Eon
byalla of the Pacific Steamship
company which stranded yester
day in a heavy fog, while ettov
ing to enter the h;ifo- here
cargo from San Francisco.-'
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