The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 05, 1926, Page 1, Image 1

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Tremendous Death and Fin-!
anclal 'Loss ls-
y Througbout Europe
Demoralisation of Cpmmnnlcatioii
Acfufate Check
ota Devastation;
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PARIS, Jati. 4. (By Associate
ed Press.) TransylTaniaJ eastern
Hungary and Rumania present thji
most critical situation in: Europe
which is slowly emerging froin
one of the worst floods in its his
tory. r ' I
The number of dead in these
countries .and the amount of damf
age inflicted probably,. will not bj
known for several days, perhaps
weeks, because of the demoralii
tioh of communication ;and
cause of vast area of territorl
are likely to remain under wate!
for some time.s But it i certain'
that there will he fa tremendous
death toll and financial loss. The
? rivers and canals la Belgium and
I Holland are going down,, the Gejf-
t man and Polish rivers also are
J receding, Te situation in France
, remains at a standstill,! but the
rain there continues unabated.
rwtailn nt thA rastialtiem and
1 suffering In J Transylvania, Hu-
gary and - Rumania are slowly
j reaching Budapest and BacharesL
I It is variously estimated: that be-
l tween 500 and 1.000 persons have
I perished, while the loss in cattjte
I and the damage to spring wheat
I and property is tremendous.
I Mo8C deaths occurred In "Isolat
ed hamlets and on small farms
where the residents had no warn
ing of approaching danger. This
makes the task of a close compu
tation of casualties almost impos
sible. Many died of -hunger ajftd
exposure t as they waited to be
rescued from their housetops or
other vantage points. .
Eastenf lltingalryay ; tulTeifa 1
greatly but the wheat reports are
more reassuring. At Kls-Jano it
is known that 155 houses collaps
ed and several persons peris held.
In the Ozetete district, where ltd
houses and farms were destroyed,
It Ss believed that portions of tbis
district wil lbe inundated fori !al
least lO days.; j j
The worst situation exists along
the river Tbeiss, where thousands
of inhabitants still remain on jthe
roofs of their flooded houses
awaiting rescue. 1 1
Great ice packs Bwept down
from the mountains, by recent
thaws have completely! dammed
up the rivers atl several pointa,
causing the water to overflow the
countryside. j
The Seine. Marne and Yonne
rivers fell slightly during the day
but the situation tonight was not
yet without I danger.. -Never have
the French so closely followed the
weather man's forecasts. The
predictions tonight were f or con-.
tinued rain and the. maximum
flood level iwas expected in ih&
Paris region about January 6 r 7t
.The floods today reached:tbieir
highest point In the jregion; I oj?
Cren; Beauvals;and Noyon; nd
trains from Belgium had to Stow
down to 10 or 12 miles, wihe
water, reaching the floors ol the
coaches. . f .- ! l-Aii 'i
Associated Press.) Farm relief
proposals came before congress
-from "several sources when'it ire
convened today, one of them. 4 plU
by Representative Dickinson jre
publlcan, Iowa, a recognized" lead
er in the house farm - bloc r
The Dickinson proposal, drifted
after conferences Rh various
farming organisations; including
those reported at the recent f arm
conference In Des MoLnes, was i de
signed to provide for the disposal
through cooperative associations
of the exportable surpluses j of
wheat, com, rice, cotton, tobacco,
cattle and swine. I :4
Machinery to be set up to jhan
dle the surpluses would comprise
a federal J arm advisory cop jacll
and a federal farm board of seven
members, including the secretary
- of agriculture and six Others 16 be
elected front IS names submitted
y -the advisory council.
bill In-
fl" " f ' , Innthor nrnnnsal WKS U,
roauoea oj ouiu r
nubiican. Illinois, to e wni
: rect credit aid from iho goyfern
t . ment banking agencies; to farmers'
coo Derail re associations. t '
. Representative Tillman, demo-
crat.rkanas. alsoiptrod.ucd,, a
measure calling i , t xpendlture
Yf J22S.000 in the next fiscal year
for t"? " CTF'tiTT' "" Cr- tlH of
: era.ti?8 iarke.l.i- t,--c.:3 ia
Joys ol Leisure Kmled, Salem VoanjptTn ljackleDown to Another
liong Period of 8tudj ; Xot So Bad ' . 1
Yuletide vacation having come
children and high school young men and women- hit the various
trails once wore, yesterday, that led to school and study. ' Some will
smile at the confident tine of the
School children the city over
jf bed before breakfast, to turn on
shiver to the basement for kindling; forgotten the night before, to
gulp down a hasty breakfast. Smiles were none too fluent as text
books were slung under arms, and as the brigades sallied from their
cozy homes, once more to seek
Life,' thought the students, as
Present Program Salisries t'uato
iii ers But Is Not Finan
cially Sound
Salem is to have more street
buses and less street cars, during
the coming year, according to ac
tion taken by the city council at
its regular meeting last night. Mr.
Biilingsly, manager of the street
railway system of Salem, ex
plained that the short bus route
they now run, while satisfactory
to customers, is not a paying
proposition. He explains that his
company, the Southern Pacific,
wish to try out the buses on a
longer route to see if the matter
will pay. "
"We want to demonstrate
whether or not the street bus is a
success," he said. "Every one
knows that the electric street car
is becoming obsolete. By putting
on, these, buses, it is our belief that
better service ;an be given, tor
the buses will not have to stop
as the cars do at the switches. We
can speed up the service by sev
eral minutes each."
In addition to the bus line now
In operation in the north east
part of the city.' street car service
on the Depot line will be discon
tinued-1 and- bus service wiU take
its place.
Instead of funning flfteen-hiln
ute service part time and half
hour service other time, a, straight
20-minute service will be run
The city planning and zoning
commission asked the council to
pass an ordinance amending the
building code ordinance. The
ordinance was passed with but two
dissenting votes. Under thislrd
nance, no structure other than
dwelling built outside the fire
limits can be erected unless the
builder submits the plans and
specifications to the city council.
These plans and specifications
may be submitted to the planning
commission if the council wishes.'
Purpose of. this ordinance is to
halt the promlscous,, construction.
'" (Continued mig 3.) ' ' ' !
''The Miles Linen company,
through ' a Portland, wholesale;
hous, today, received, the contract
for. furnishing a large quantity of
shoe thread to be used in the. shoe
manufacturing plant at, the Ore4
gon state penitentiary. . The price
was three qenta per. pound lower
than charged by other shoe thread
yjMemhers of the state, board of
control said that r,ecent tesfs indl
cated 'that the? shoe hread: manu
factured by the Salem, company is
more durable than the product
'heretipfore purchased by .the penip
tentiarr. , ,
.'fTh?' Miles' 'Linen company was
established here recently, at a cost
of approximately xi2&,uuu. jrac
tically all of fhe stock is owned by
local investors.
SEATTLE, Jan. 4. By Asso
ciated, Press). Death of Mrs
Bertha L. Oles, of Seattle, yesterr
day at': Mrs. Linda Burfleld llaz
sard's Wilderness Heights, sanir
tarium at Olalla. Kitsap 'county. Is
being larestigatea oy uay it
Greenwood, 1 prosecuting attorney
of that county,' he announced to
day. : " : ' - ' , ,
' Mrs. llazzard Is appealing from
conviction 'ot practicing withont a
license .after serving a sentence
for mans I augh'teVf ol 1 0 In geat hs
at her sanitarium, where so-called
starvation cures were la vogue. j
Mrs. Oles was the wife of Major
A. f A,, pies. Industrial sccretarx.of
U10 Scatllo" chamber of commerce,
and was a resident of Seattle for
22 years.- It 'was- announced- at
the sanitarium that a carbuncle
to a surprisingly swift close, grade
last word In that sentence.
were forced once more to get out
the lights, or dress in the dark, to
that interesting but elusive object,
reluctantly they dragged their
heels through ' the school house
doors, is just one long study inter-
persed with vacations. Back to
the old pull of study, study! Back
to closed-ln class rooms for anoth
er eon !
But as the day progressed, the
pervading 'opm cleared like fog
on tho cily s streets. Alter ail,
only a few more weeks until the
end of the term. And then a few
months more and the summer va
cation will be here.
: Then, ioo, there are basketball
games to make life worth living.
Why, no school, no hot contests!
No chances- to compose choice
phrases for referees. No chances
to sink in despair as the opposing
team crawls ahead in the last half,
only to rise to the peak of glee as
the home team spurts to the fore
and nudges out with the victory
as the ; timekeeper blows the
whistle. '
I As "the day came nearer to its
Close studies seemed interesting
again., Suppose a man Should want
to b'e a doctor? The biology" ex
periments weren't so bad. Sup
pose he wanted to be Ian engineer?
Algebra has it all over cross word
puzzles for interest. , Suppose a
girl should want to be a'musician?
i Just -after vacation, it was nat
ural that pupils- and students
throughout the city should catch
a half-vision of the days when
school experiences are , memories.
School, thought the students as
they started for. home after class
es were 'out. is a pretty decent
place when all is -said. I
PORTLAND, ' Ore.. Jan. 4.
(By ; Associated Press. After
spending a night on the snow
cap or Mount jioou wunoui
blankets two men who today were
reported missing, Ion the peak
turned up safe. The men. Rollin
Maddock and J- E. Pearson,
reached Government Camp late
last night after a Mazama ; club
mountain climbingparty had de-
partea. The telephone line 10
Government Camji iwas out of or
der' today and newi of the Bafety
of the two men was reported by
W. F. Cash, manager of the Inn
at Rhododendron.
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Three Cornered Fight Pre
dicted; - Mellon Warns
Against Greater Cut :
lioth Parties Meet to Consider Re
vision of House Bill ; In
surgents Demand Tax
Roll Publicity
Associated Press.) The tax re
duction bill was started on its way
in . the senate today, facing a
three-cornered fight.
Secretary Mellon expressed the
administration position generally
by warning, the senate finance com
in it tee that the measure as passed
by the house represented the tc
tal amount of tax reduction which
the condition of the treasury war
ranted about 1330,000,000.
This sum was the. surplus the gov
ernment had, he aid, at the. close
of the Iast fiscal year.
Before the day was over," how
ever, republicans and democrats
of the committee met in separate
conferences to discuss
changes in the bill. '
Senator Simmons of North Car-;
olina, ranking democrat on the
committee, announced later he
was dissatisfied with the house
bill and hoped that senate demo
crats would urge greater reduc
tion than it provided, mentioning
$400,000,000, as the minimum;
Chairman Smoot, spokesman for
the republicans, meanwhile has
under consideration some changes
in the rate schedules which would
not disturb the total amount of
tax "reduction. He' is considering,
increasing I' the exemption from
the admission tax from 5Qc to $1.
He would offset th4s, under the
tentative plan, by repealing pro
visions in the bill cutting' in half
the alcohol levy.
Republican' Insurgents are ex
pected to Swage1 a fight for'restor-
permitting: publicity of income.iuix
returns.:''; 'n"VX--'.r f
Both insurgents and democrats
also are considering f a flghi'i,fo
higher surtax rates than approved
by the house, with-the. objective,
an increase in the maximum rate
from 20 o 2S per cent at least. t
In their program for greater
tax reduction the democrats would
repeal all the excise and stamp
levies, at plan to which Senator
King of Utah, a democratic mem
ber, of the committee, . today, an
nounced : his adherence." :; " ";
The committee' will continue
hearings probably through the re
mainder of the week before actu
ally Considering any changes.
Chairman Smopt plans to have
(Cflntinifd on page 7.)
01 UOY!
J. C.
Perry to Preside, Fourteen
New Members Will Be
Tonight at 7 o'clock at the Mar
ion hotel, the Cherrians will hold
their annual banquet and crown
ing of the new King Bing. J. C.
Perry, King Bing for 1925, will
preside at the banquet and crown
Harley O. White, King Bing for
The program for the banquet
and evening's entertainment prom
ises to be one of the most Interest
ing ever offered at a Cherrlan
banquet. The main musical fea
tures will be offered by the Elks'
quartet or Portland. This is a
male quartet whose singing is said
to equal that of the famous. Rosar-
ian quartet which has disbanded
For music during, the banquet,
the girls' Orpheus jazz orchestra
of Portland has been engaged
This orchestra appeared at the
h.iks Temple a few months ago
and was given a most favorable
reception. In addition to special
numbers by members of the Elks
quartet and also, one or two mem
bers of the Orpheus orchestra.
there will be a Spanish dancer
who will appear on the program
with several numbers.
Fourteen Cherrians who have
been elected as members of the
organization, will be officially in
itiated at the banquet this eve
ning. These are: James H. Nichol
son, Frank G. Deckebach, Jr., Or
ris Fry, F. J. Sullivan, Dr. George
H. Vehrs, Rex San ford, Dr. Harry
Bancroft, Dan Burns, Dr. Carl
Emmons, T. A'.' Rafferty, Hurley
L. Mooce, Charles, Wiper, C. F.
Doane and W. B. Cain. The new
members will be in charge of the
stunts and initiation committee,
consisting of George Arbuckle,
Carl D. Gabrielson, P. D. Quisen
berry, C. E. KnoIand and Bert
Including members of the Cher
rlan band, ho, have been invited
as guests for the evening, more
than 100 Cherrians will be pres-
CHICAGO, Jan. 4. (By Associ
ated Press.) Young Jake Schae
fer, challenger for ttie world's
18.2 balk line billiards champion
ship, won the first 500 points
block in the 1500- point match
with Edouard Hun-mans, Belgian,
lh,. champion. ' The scoro was:
Schaefer 500; Horemans 375.
-Two men were convicted in city
court yesterday on speeding charg
es. Judge Poulsen suspended the
driver's license of Howard Waters
for 15 days, and fined Carl Noeske
$5. George Cleveland and E.
Pearsey were each fined $1 by
Judge Poulsen yesterday for park
ing overtime.
Withdrawal of Funds From
Playground Regretted in
Annual Report
Annual Address Is Made at City
Council Meeting Last Night;
Makes Recommendations
and Gives Praise '
Following general commenda
tion of the work of various city
deDartments. nolice, fire.! street
and street improvement. Mayor J.
B. Giesy, in his annual report pre
sented to city councilmen, made
the following recommendations:
Improvement of city lighting
Need of renumbering the hous
es in Salem.
Keen regret at withdrawal of
funds for the municipal play
Development of water supply
and water distributing system.
His words, in part, follow:
"Our present street lighting
system is not entirely satisfactory
and I would recommend that the
council make an investigation and
survey of the same with a view to
securing better lighting effects for
the city. The north and south,
entrances to the city on' the Paci
fic highway should be appropri
ately designated for traffic and
properly illuminated at night.
"I wish again to call attention
to the need for the renumbering
of the houses in our city. Much
confusion is caused, not only to
strangers but to our own citizens
as well, on account of the hap
hazard numbering of houses. Much
inconvenience also results to the
post office department and numer
ous complaints have been made
by the city carriers. This, too
should be carefully studied and
plan devised for correcting our
tem. - 1
"I cannot refrain from express
ing my keen regret that an ap
propnation was not included ip
our present budget for the main
tenance of our municipal play
ground, and I 'sincerely trust that
our next budget may contain ade
quale . provision for this most
worthy enterprise which means so
much to our boys and girls.
"May I again remind you of the
urgent necessity for the inaugu
ration of a permanent bridge con
struction program . A thorough
study of this subject should be
made at onco and a measure con
taining adequate provision for the
city's requirements along this line
should be prepared for presenta
tion to the people of Salem at the
primary election to be held in
May of this year.
i also desire to say again, as
1 said in my message to you a year
ago. that there is nothing more
essention to tho growth and de
velopment of a city as its water
supply and water distributing
system. At that time I declared
it to be my earnest conviction that
Salem should have a municipally
owned water system. I wish now
to reaffirm my belief that Salem
should own and operate its own
water system, and to urge that
the special water committee which
was appointed during ; the past
year make preparation at the
earliest time possible for submit
ting a definite and practicable
plan for accomplishing this very
important project.
"We are all well aware of the
fact that Salem is rapidly grow
ing in population and along with
its development will come prob
lems which must bo carefully
studied and solved if our city is to
prosper to tho fullest extent. To
that end I invite "your j heartiest
cooperation in the work of this
new year and I sincerely trust It
may be -at successful one in every
sense of the word."
Mrs.; Jt di tlrfmes! Ot. of 1353
fconth Twelfth street.! suffered
painiui injuries hcn she , was
struck by ar street car last night
and was thrown to the pavement.
Tho accident occurred jon South
Twelfth near.tbo Oxford ball park
at T O'clock. Monday- evening. Mrs.
Ori rues received ca tson. Jhe head
and arms and' extenslvo bpdy
bruises. She. was taken' to a hos
pital ; by a " Golden ambulance
X-ray photpgraph3wDL qe taken
today, vitt was, said,: to j determine
whether sue received, interna in
juries. .. . . L-
w ; No report of the accident had
been, received at the police station
at an early hour this morning and
Jan. 4- (By Associated Press).
After lying In the hands o
the clerk, of .the. superior court
for 37 years the sum of $134.
60 was today paid to the heirs
of AVilliam Kirkman. 'The
money was deposited in De
cember, 1888, by the Oregon
Washington Railroad company
in a condemnation suit. ,
Kirkman filed notice of ap
peal from the award of the
commissioners in the condem
nation proceedings but the ap
peal was never perfected.'
William Kirkman was the.
father of State Senator W. HV
Kirkman of this county. , No?
demand for the- money was
ever made until today. '
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Tirade By Governor Brings Forth
Declarations in No Uncer
tain Terms
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 4. -
(By Associated Press.) A reso
lution condemning the action of
Governor Hartley in appearing be
fore the legislature today for
'purposes set forth In his special
message" as "an abuse of his
constitutional privilege and an In
vasion of the rights of the legis
lative branch of the government.'
was passed by the . house of the
state legislature today by a vote
of sixty to 32, four members be
ing absent.
The resolution now goes to the
senate. The resolution was on-
posed by the minority faction of
the lqwer chamber. Governor
Hartley appeared before a Joint
session of the house, and senate
today and delivered his .fourth
message In which he assailed the
majority faction of the legisla
ture charelne it with 'trlOrv
4bdi l4fee-ero8sfag, c hem-
ing. befuddling disgruntled poli
ticians, special privilege seekers.
treasury raiders, deceit, duplicity,
false leadership and harass."
In short to date this session
can be written down as almost a
total loss." he said.
In the argument tnat preceded
the vote on the resolution thirteen
majority members denounced and
flayed the governor for. his action
todav. nhitn fiva mtnnrliv onn.
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pbrters fought to uphold the chief
executive. I
"I do not propose to permit any
governor of this stato to say that
I am crooked or resorted to
double crossing or in other words
dishonestly reDresented mv nn-
ple," shouted Representative
Mark M. Moulton of Benton coun
ty. "1 have sat here giving credit
to our governor for his honesty. I
had not anticipated that ho with
nis ppwer would call us ' crooks.
ahd dishonest.
"I want to ask fhe minority
members by their vote on this res
olution "whether, they agree with
the governor or. not, that we have
been crooked and double erossed,"
continued Moulton. -,,. .
j "I am convinced that the time
has come when each, member
come to the conclusion tha( the
(Continued on pje 7.V
Good, Night Little Boy
'l", l?LLA' McMUNN I: - s j
An hour ago they told me that ray Little Boy Bluefwas dead,
and It is hard to wr te hen tears overtake each other and fall in
torrents down my cheeks, Sight weeks ago when I told I he doctor
flow thin the boy had become, and how he coughed and everything
and would he please give me something to make him well, he said,
with all kindness,
hlnv comfortable' -: v . . .r : j
Like a cold, hand on my heart
.through all these Christina' joys;s I have' carried the secret that 'has
bowed and. broken me. :,- All day I eould not eat, bocanse Eddi
could not, and in the night I awakened with his name on my lips
hoping; praying, crying out that for; the. sake of, those pho loved
him he might be spared. Atf the world counts time feddie was
grown to manhood.-but. to me, and to my mother and td my sister
florenco (whoso boy he ls hq waa always our Little Boy Blue. - -1
In my trunk Is the little cap ha had ben be was ai. baby; and
the bat" he iiad wben;bo- was three Tears fold j and pflj: my desk
another book of niy own maklag that tella all about his first tooth,
his first day at school, and all i the other Important tilings in a
boy's life. He-was with as almost as mu'ch aa he wa at home,
and all over the' place' I find where he has written dowt the dates
bt the state fair and'. the nights there would, be moviag pictures
at Chemawa, and hero and Oiera are his treasures in rocks an 1
toolaand, books. Z.. ,:.!. w,r i r .-
v How;1ib ioved thc'vpidjand'the enBsMae and tie flowers,
and never came in from .a.! walk without bringing whatoVer.was la
bloomanU saIt seems,;doubJy tragic, that wp shall la j him away
ben the skies are ro cold and, gray and . theirs are no flowers.
Today, Taesday ) at if 'clock we shall; mectat Wetb's chap :
In Salenv to say fareweU t him before we lay him besidi my fatL .
lajl' .'cemetfh' always" 1C: 'he. 'n? f-m.jty--yiars ahe?
everjr night I,' shall tnupil at hi vacant' room vh iv"l iinU t . y,
SituaVion Saved by
to Postpone ChoiceiUntil
Next Meeting
V... .
Frank" A. .Minto nd. Harry i Hut
ton, WltK . Entire, lrces ,
i Elected ; Naming Halth
1 Officer Delayed,'
,.f . v TT- .. f 'i ""
Who is to be Salem 'a fity attor- ;
ney for , This question was ,
slated to ba answered at f the
meeting of the city council last
nlght.! The namo of Chrs Kowitz,
incumbent, was Introduced by. Al
derman J,,,; E. Galloway. The ,
name of Fred A. Williams, coun
cilman, was introduced by Alder
man Hal Patton. Tho- nomtna,
tlons were, then closed. ..
Then the first ballot vras taken: S
Result, KowIU 5, - Williams 5,
Phillips 1, and blank Second
ballot , disclosed the sa&Te result. ;
In the third ballot one', alderman
di not yote, and Wifllams re
ceived but fire votes., But Blank
retained his one, as did Phillips.
A' majority of votes cast is neces
sary. to elect. 1 :' "jf
loathe fourth hallot deadlock ,
was again In evidence rKbwltx 6., j
Williams 6Phillips i Blank 1.
It looked as though thoj only way
to hreak the deadlock rwould be
to; vote for Blank or Piilllpa. ,
But "the situation was tempor
arily saved when Alderman 8. E.
Purvine's motion to postpone the .
matter until the next meeting was
adopted unanimously. J Salem is
still wondering who isto be this
year '8 city attorney. So are ths
aspirants. : .: ' - v ".. " ' -.- I
Severe censure . was expressed
by several members of the coun
cil of the act splitting sthe job of
city janitor' intol two Jops, one for
the comfort stations afkd one for
Che city hall. Soma. ouncfImen.
stated that the present ? Janlto,
Mr.'Tncker, is sending jhis daugh
ter throughf college, and is main
taining a family on tha salary ha
has received. . .-!?.' .
Under tha new ruling, the cit
hall job would pay 60 to onjp
man and the 'comfort jktatlon joh
would pay J40 to another. The
division of the jobs stood, how
ever.' Mr. Tucker was detained as
janitor oCtho city hall, and Mr;
Blakesley. at the request of Alt
derman Patton, was giVen the job
as Janitoz of the comfort stations
X Election of city ihellth 6fflcer
was postponed. ' The I council is
endeavoring to cooperate with the
city school board and fthe : county
to hire a 'full time heilth offllcer
who fsliall function toi the three
bodies!. It; is understood that a
meeting will be held this evening
of members" of each' group. At
this time effort will 'ho made to
secure a full-time nhvelclan.
Frank A Mlnto wai; elected to
succeed himself as city marshal.
In making , the nomination,' Mayor
J, B. Giesy stated thai he did 89
with pleasure, and bolieyed that .
theforce has never been as eSic-'
len.t as'lt has been under Minto's
guidance. 7; ' .'ill;. (
r Harry Hutton was elected to
succeed himself as fire, chief. The
police force and fireman were all
ComtlBnd par 7.$
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