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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 18, 1926
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Board of Control j Advances
Salary of J. Lyman Steed
OTHERS TO ASK RAISE
BapcrlntendtdUta of Ette Institu
tions Indicate Requests for -ReajntTnfwt
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Following ; the 'action of the
state, board of control here Wed
nesday in tntfre&stns-the salary of
J? Lyman Steed, superintendent of
the tt seaool fortne deaf from
I15BQ to 219tt a yfear; superinten
dents pf number of other state
Institutions bare Indicated that
they would seek similar, increases
in thelf paychecks within the next
few weeks; u? :. b . '
At the time Mr. Steed was elect
ed superintendent of the deaf
school a few months ago his an
nual salary was fixed; a f 1500.
Upon his 'arrival - here from th
east the board of control voted to
allow him 300 additional a year
in lieu of defraying his traveling
expenses to Salem. At a meeting
of the board i Wednseday- It was
agreed to pay. id rt Steed. 12100 a
year starting September 1.
The board also; went en record
favoring an ' Increase inv the 'sal
aries of the teaching: staff at lhe
school, and the employment of a
part! time ' supervising instrnctoc
-It was Indicated that Mrs. Steed
no aaaw. jpeeeiTe.llT2tt Ter TSr
WToatron of the school, ifo-aid
acXi the position ot vuperving
Instrvctor at4a il!ht airaace to
talary. - - a
It was pointed out that there
are now five superintendents of
tate Institutions vrho receive
$ 1 8 0 0 or les ver year despite that
some of theta have been inthe
service of the state for several
years. - J. W. Howard, superin
tendent of the state school for the
blind receives! 1200 year, while
Mrs. Howard who acts as matron
of the - Institution' receives $99
per tear. .nrRr;-;lH v
L. M. Gilbert,' at the head of the
state school if or" boys, receives
, S 1 8 0 0 per year. ; Mrs. Clara Pat-.
tersoa, superlnteneiLt of the state
industrial school for girls, receives
$1500 a year, while George W.
Riddle, commandant' of the Ore
gon soldiers home at Roseburg re
ceives $1500 a year. ! Mrs. Riddle
Is matron of the soldiers home at
an annual salary of $(00.
W. J, II. Clark at the . head of
the state employment institution
for the blind in Portland, receives
$1800 a year, while Mrs. Clark is
paid $700 a year for her'serriees
as matron. - . i ,'.v;
It was said that some of these
superintendents., feel - that they
should receive a salary equal 4b
that; paid to Mh' Steed who has
ben In the state service less than
' three months. i ; ?. '
FARM BILL VOTE SOOfi
COOPERATIVB MSASTJRE UAL-
LOT COMING TP FRIDAY
! WASHINGTON, March
(By Associated' Press). The sen
ate agriculture committee agreed
today to - vote on the cooperative 1
marketing bill prepared by the de
partment of agriculture next Fri
day. 3 . ---': ' .
Chairman Norris' declared there
was "no opposition to the bill as
a whole either in the committee
or the senate.? ' .H". .vi-
Salem Public Schools
Y" Floyd L. Hiegmnud
"Vroyd L. , Siegmund, Instructor
of mechanical drawing, drafting
and shop mathematics i in. alem
school system,, under Smith
Hughes vocational work. fiubsi-
. diied by state and federal govern
ment,. Ono' year and-' a -half in
Salem school system, j Graduate of
Salem high ichool. One yearat
Willamette univectltj Four- cars
at Oregon Agricultural college:
' Former deputy county surveyor in
" Marlon county; irascdticated boys
to be especially fond of the work
In his department. . -
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Might As Well Shoot,
Marion fcUnchery 60, Is Arrested - After Refusing to Permit!
Herd Inspector on Fara; 'Jail or Death Welcomed
if' Rather Than Interference on Ranch ' r ;
'But you'll have to comply
Or else they'll hancr
a picturesque rancher of the Marion district, laughed derisive
ly. - Laughed at the law and
later in the justice court in Saleshs -For several months offi
cers say, Bouck has refused to allow the state herd inspector
onto farm to test his dairy cattle in compliance with a law
-passed by the 1925 legislature.
1HJUREP; IW .MACHINE
HAIR CATCHES IN GEAR9
; OP RUNNING WASHER .
' SIL.VERTON, March 17.
Bending over her washing ma
chine in the act of replenishing
.the: supply of gasoline, Mrs. K.
p.. Rue was badly injured Mon
day when ' her braided hair'
caught . In one of the gears,
pulling her into the machinery.
She threw '- back her - bands
and caught the wire that- con
trolled the. switch,. but her face
had already been forced against
the wheel, cutting her nose
and forehead. She was rushed
to Silverton where stitches
were taken. Her daughter Es
ther, a senior in the Silverton
high school, - is now caring for
her mo.ther. She is still con
fined to bed.
INCREASE EFFORTS NOW
AS GiFT OFFER NEARS
SECURE RADIO PRIZE
Award Will Be Made . to Candi
date With Best Record
. - -om Saturday
HONOR ROLL TODAY
S Helen Phllll pa
By Aotb Costeet Editor
Work dose these "big vote"
days will easily bring success to
contestants in The Statesman's big
'JElTerybody Wins Something" conr
test. The laggard, 'unwilling to
devote any time or thought to the
grand "prises, however, will reap
a reward! This is a campaign
strictly ior; f live vr ires." If you
are alive,, awake to the opportun
itr now before you, willing to give
some of your time "and thought to
a proposition whereby over $3,000
NEW COMPLAIfJT jS FILED
INJUNCTION SOUGHT TO BAR
new complaint, to sop
Stevens, and Koons, engineers,
from making a survey for the city
et the Salem Water A Power com
pany has - been taken oat. : The
original complaint struck only at
the city treasurer . And the city
recorder, and net as the eagiaeers.
The requested; injunction, it Is
understood,. ; would restrain the
engineers i from continuing with
the wdrk.i r S V '
Added J reasons - are presented
wfaV IhAnrineera should not Cn
tlnue with' the survey. Promlnentl
among these are that the water
company ! Is a : private . concern,
thai the city haa no Jnterest In, its
property, i and that the survey
weald benefit the Vate company
jnerq than Any one else.
"Another point brought out is
that the voters have not author
ised purchase, of the water-plant.
MINERS ARE IMPRISONED
TWO" MEN STILT, TRAPPED
a. : IN WW P0T SHAFT
WALLACE. Idaho. March 17.
By Associated Press.) Clarence
McMorray and Dan Kneppeaberg.
trapped pa the 1800 -foot level of
the Morning ' mine , at M aUan yes
terdsy by a ca vein were still im
prisoned at 8 o'clock tonight after
rescue crews 'had worked steadily
for 32 hours; to penetrate a huge
mass of debris and rock. ; v
Rescue work is slow and haxar
dous and' it may require another
12 hours to reach the two" men. ,
-RoscBers are forced to put In
timbers as they proceed through
the debris to prevent further cave
insmlnel officials cafd loaiihC
Rescuers talked and joked with
the men .for a time today.: '.
McMurray 1 and -Knuppenberg
said .they were suffering no hard
ships. : : -. y-r ; ;'
Me To Death"
with the law or else-
mel" C. B. Bouclc. 60 years old;
dared thero to enforce it.
Several times deputy-veterin
arians nave attempted io tibh mo
place and each Jime. they say,
they 'have been 'denied entrance.
Yesterday rrornlng two of the
cattle inspectors visited the ranch.
Bouck ordered them off. They
attempted to reason with him and
were ousted preemptorarlly,' they
We'll be back this afternoon,"
they told him ' as they were leav
ing, "and we'll bring a couple' of
deputy sheriffs." ;
Bring on your deifuty sher
iff s," Bouck Is said to have shout
ed, adding, "And you'd better
bring Tour firing isquad you're
going to need ltf . ,
Wednesday afternoon ; B e r t
Smith and Sam. Burkhart, county
deputies from Sheriff Bower's of
fice, went to Marion.. They found
Bouck and brought him to Salem.
The "firing squad" wasn't neces
sary. ,':' " :,"''4rf 1
The rancher, a tall, gaunt man
with a shock of busby gray half
and a straggling -gray mustache,
sharp features with piercing little
gray, eyes, was taken up to the
Justice court-where the warrant
for his arrest had been issued. He
stood there defiant, facing Brarler
C. Small, justice of the peace.
Judge Small reviewed, the case
and asked the ra'ncher why he had
taken the attitude he had.
"I'm telling you and I told them
thousand times that I'll not
have anyone running around my
ranch sticking medicine" into my
cows! Not when I have tor .drink
tne muj! .javerjrone .iiuwo iusi
my cattle are healthy?; Tre Inrit
ed those men to time, look at my
CanttBud mm. o4ra S.V
SQUAD TO GET LETTERS
NINE TO BE REWARDED AT
ASSEMBLY THIS MORNING
Nine basketball men of Salem
high school will receive their let
ters at 9:30 o'clock this morning
when an assembly of the associat
ed student body of the high school
will be called. 1 i '
Coach Guy L. Rathbun of Wil
lamette university will be on band
te assist , in the exercises. The
silver basketball trophy; which the
team . won along with the state
championship will be ' officially
presented to the student body.
Those to receive their letters
are Duffey. Siegmund, j J. Drager,
R. Drager Olinger, Adams, Lyons.
Nash and Schwabbauer.
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Belligerents Accept Ultima-i
turn; Blockade hy Forts
on Tientsin Lifted
AMERICANS TAKE ACTION
Possible Armed Orders Cause
National Residents to Stags
Protest; Grave- Issues
PEKING, March 1$. -(By As
sociated Press. ) -7-The, .ultimatum
to the commanders of the forts of
Taku and Chinese vessels outside
Tientsin demanding that the
blockade ' of the port of Tientsin
be ended and all impediments to
harbor and river traffic be re
moved by today noon has been ac
cepted, by the belligerents.
PEKING, March 17. American
residents of Peking, representing
chiefly missionary interests, today
took action in protest against Am
erican participation in possible
armed action by the protocol pow
ers to compel raising of the block-
Continued on page 4.)
BANDITS KILL AMERICAN
MEXICAN BRIGANDS MUST BE
AKEN, AMERICA SAYS '
MEXICO CITY, March 17.
(By Associated Press). Rex Mo
Ilpone, an American, was kUled
and E. H. Heidenkamp, another
American, seriously wounded by I
oanans in tne town or ixiian.Tiear
Mazatlan, last Sunday.' This in
formation came to the American
embassy here today in a dispatch
from William P. Blair, the Ameri
can consul at Mazatlan.
The embassy immediately sent
a note to the Mexican foreign of
fice requesting the government to
take steps for the apprehension
and punishment of the bandits.
Consul Blocker also has offi
cially notified the governor of tbe
state of Nayarit of the attack upon
the Americans and requested that
troops be sent in pursuit of the
attacking party. " - '
The message of the consul to
the embassy here was brief and
garbled in transmission and the
embassy therefore is ignorant of
all the details of the affair. It
has requested . Consul Blocker a
report by mall.
Meanwhile the Mexican govern
ment is making an investigation
Mcllpone and Heidenkamp were
employed by the U cab construe
HIS MASTER'S VOICE
Condition of Father of Pres
ident Changes Little
NO NOURISHMENT TAKEN
No Immediate- Cause of Alarm Is
Apparent, Despite Growing
PLYMOUTH, Vt.. March 17.
(By-Associated Press). The con
dition of Colonel John C. Cool
idge, critically ill I at his home'
here, changed but little during
the day, his physician. Dr. Albert
M. Cram, said tonight.
"Colonel Coolidge is very quiet
tonight," the bulletin at .7:30
o'clock said: "He spent a com
fortable afternoon, but has not
taken any nourishment.
"His condition' is about the
same as this morning and it ap
pears likely that he will have a
restful night as he does not suffer-from
attacks of hiccoughing
as much as before.
' "There seems to be no imme
diate cause for alarm."
Unable to take any nourish
ment except a few drops of cof
fee. Colonel Coolidge grew grad
ually weaker, reports emanating
from the sick room said. The
most favorable symptom in his
case, his physician said, was the
fact that heart action, tempera-
fContlnned on pa S.)
GUN BOOTLEGGER GUILTY
SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR PQR
ATTEMPT TO SMUGGLE
Nagel Sorhus, arrested on a
charge of conveying a weapon to
the grounds of the state prison,
entered a plea of guilty to the
charge Wednesday and received a
sentence of one year in the county
jail when he appeared before Cir
cuit Judge' Thomas of Medford.
He has already served nearly five
months in the Marion county jail.
Sorhus was arrested by county
and state officers on the peniten
tiary grounds during the Murray-Kelley-Willos
trial, when he was
said to hve been attempting to
cache ; a revolver In the prison
yard. Penitentiary -officials de
clared at the time thaA thefeweSpon
was in tended for a certain or lean
er and that be had known that the
revolver was td have- been placed
British Nobility Are Battling
. . in Chicago
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A distinguished case, including British nobility and members
one of the richest families of the country have appeared in Chicago
in a contest over the trusteeship of the 160,000.000 estate of the late
Levi Leiter. Removal of Joseph Leiter as trustee is sought. The
Countess of Suffolk and Berkshire, his sister, is bringing the suit.
Others involved axe Lady Cynthia Mosley, Lady Irene Curson and
Lady Alexandra Curson.
Fight Over Leiter Will
Being Waged in Courts
Millions Accumulated by Pioneer Chicago Merchant Prince"
j Aretake for. Legal Battle; Four f Briiisli
"1. ,7" "NoBlMtjt Prominent in Contest t
CHICAGO, March 17. (By Associated Press.)- The
administration of the millions built up by Levi Z. jLeiter,
pioneer merchant prince of Chicago, in their relatiori.tp four
members of the British nobility came up for review in the
superior court of Cook county today. l - . i
Lady Marguerite Pyde, Countess of Suffolk and Beerks,
seconded by her three nieces,' Lady Cynthia Mosley, Baroness
of Ravensdale, and Lady Alexandria Naldera Metcalf, daugh
ters of Lady Curzon, once vicereine in India, instituted-the
suit to oust Joseph Leiter, her
brother, as a trustee of the estate
whieh is valued at $50,000,000 to
$100,000,000. Leiter on the other
hand is supported by another sis
ter, Mrs. Nancy Lathrop Carver
Campbell K widow of Colonel Colin
Campbell of the British army and
her three children.
Opening statements by Frank
H. Scott, attorney for ,the Count
ess -of Suffolk, and George A.
Cooke, counsej,for Lady Cynthia
and her sisters,' occupied today's
court session. t , "
. ' Both lawyers reiterated charges
of gross mismanagement and der-
elietion of duty by Joseph Leiter,
principaUy.regajrding the handling
of coal lalpg properties and an
extensive ranch ' in Wyoming,
which also involved an irrigation
project. :'tm f . "
Mrs. 'Ctinipbell,; accompanied by
Mrs. Leiter, sat at a table with
Leiter, a huge, florid man, and
industriously plied needles to
fancy-work throughout the'ses
sioaJ ' Leiter at times smiled
broadly as the lawyers statements
of his alleged mismanagement,
property, and applying sums - of
figures to" seven xligits. - I
The Coantess of Suffolk, tall,
pale and clad entirely , in black,
satf across the room from those
she opposes, accompanied by Col
onel E. S. Gillett; her British so
licitor. The two groups did not
seem aware of the .presence of
each " other. There was no greet
ing, , nor was a smile passed all
aaj. . ..- ;- r, - - : '
Under Levi Lelter's will,
Joseph, the couatesa and Mra.
Campbell ' were Imade trustees,
along with Mrs. Leiter, the widow.
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COUNSEL .FUND FAVORED
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APPROPRIATIOS IS MAD 13 TO
. : OPEN M.URDER CASES'
WASHINGTON,'r March 17-4
I By Associated Prpss.) -Employ?
mcnt of special counselto prose
cute Osage , Indian murder case$
la Oklahoma was approved today
by the senate f Under-on amend
meat to the Interior department
apprppr Jation bll 2 0,0 0 0 of the
Osage Indian tribal funds would
be made' available immediately for
this purpose. Such counsel would
assist -state and - federal author!
ties. . undei provisions of . ' the
Court for Leiter Gold
i FORMALLY REJECTED
PRESIDENT COOLIDGE LOSES
FIGHT IN SENATE
Report of Judiciary Committee Is
i Approved; BaUot Reads
- ' Ten to Four '
WASHINGTON, March 17.-
(By Associated Press.) -President
Coolidge totTay' lost his fight .to
kep on the federal bench Wallace
McQamant of Oregon who placed
his name in .nomination; far" the
vice presidency In Chicago In 1820
Without y a, record ; vote or evea
discussion, , the ' senate approved
the' report of . its judiciary com
mittee, which recommended by ft
vote of 10 to 4 against ' confirma-
tlon. . . ; ---
The .act ion -of .. the ' senate auto
matically removes Judge McCam
ant from the bench of the Ninth
circuit court, where he has served
since last September under a re-
Cbntiau4 om ps
TROUT ARt RELEASED
FISU ARE BEIXG PLANTED IN
: CLOSED STREA3IS " - --
, PORTLAND, Ore., -aiarch 17.
(Dy Associated Press. ) About
240,500 Rainbow; andCutthxoat
trout between two and a half and
five laches in length were liberat
ed, this week in Benton, Linn and
Polk "county streams, most of
which were closed recently , by . the
game commission. The fish were
taken from tbe ' Roaring ' ; river
hatchery. Several hundred thous
and fish remain there and will be
1 i berated later. About .200,000
trout of the same size will be set
free in Clatsop streams later this
OBEGQN PIONEER H3IE3
PASSES IN SPOKANE ;
SPOKANE, March 17. (By. As-
soriated Press.) Born in 1S37 in
Corvallis, Or., Charles Thornton
Rounds, who removed to Spokane
county 68 years ago, died at liia
home here yesterday, age S &. lie
lis survived by his wilo-, '
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Closing of Gcnsva ' Lczz U3
Meeting Postpcn:s En
, forcing Ldcarna Treaty "
NEED GERMANY'S EHTRY
TreatrReOjnires That Germany Bo
. f ember of Council Before
Full Force of League Is .
GENEVA. March 17-T-(By The
Associated Press,)- The assembly
of the League of Natlpns end: sd
its labor today and the princU al
object for which it had. been con
vened remained unaccomplished.
Germany's election to the eaf;ne
has been" postponed until the Sep
tember session andi neces."arily,
Germany has ben tooipeyed .to
forego the honor of a, permanent
seat in. the league council.
After 10 days' of BfEoUatlons,
persuasions, pleadings with - ilia
settlement of many problems and
the. removal of many obstacles,
Brazil .maintained her .decision
Which was declared "to be irrcroc
able, to veto . Gerrasny's election
unless she herself waa accorded a
permanent seat in the coupcil.
r In addition to cryst- ' : ' - t the
movement for chanslFi; hc ric'.h
od of choosing cu: rrs ci the
League ;Of" Kat!crs rncil ani
perhaps of "altering thef true! :ra
of: the league itself,; the treal: up
of the league meetirrs ia Gf -ya
delays- the com lag--Iff 3 . fcrca ; c,f .
the Locaro 6 ' f e c ar i i y , g; c c r r ;! . , A r-
tlcle X of that treaty, nejctlat :i
last October provUes ttzl it slU
npt enter Into force untii Cerrr any
has become - a pemfcer '. cf tlie
league. ' - - - - -
It was At -;ttpcrn'p' tat. final
provisions s were insde for Ger
many's entry, into the league and
for her elevation immediately af
terward to the permiU5C3t council
seat to which it was agreed Iier
size and importance entitled her.
The extraordinary session of
the assembly and eeuacil just con
cluded were called for tbe express
purpose of fulfilling the Locarno
agreement with retard to Car-
many's election to Uague and to
council membership. t - -
In th discussions preiinl-rr
to the Geneva meetings, lo-aerer,1
a strong movement, backed visqr
ously 4 by - France," .developed ia
perjury ca;h Cacrrzp
judge dismissi:s indict." i:::;r
. AGAINST DOCTOr. .
MEDFORD, Or., iiaVch 17.
(By Associated Pre? 5. ) 1-3 tri .I
of Dr Charles T. Sweeney. Xcrraer
Josephine county lesis'atrr c" rr
ed with perjury, came to a euI
den close today wben J;; : -5 1 "" :r-r
Kelly of Marlon conn fy dl; ct i
that the indictmenrti !!-' i
on the grounds of insric: y c:
evidence. ' ".
- The case - was -renaoded
to the grand jury. Th9 ca-;
out of festlmotiy allesel to
been given hy Dr. Sweeney
manslaughter trial, f ,C
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Murphy under sentenca X
death of his wife, a year c
lowing an alleged beating 1.
; The. tennis drawinss wcre"L:!i
at the Pan-American union.
The congressional Muscle 1 wals
committee received its first not'ee
of a bid. ' .
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Conferences "were hill 1:
department of labor n r : r :
sale, N. J., textile eitl. .
The senate judiciarr. "
rait tee beldiecirinrs "
la te.,Xijt jadki 1 .
Discussion of Ear: 1 r
tlons were br-rnn !
Kellosrg with Ar:, - "-r ,
ton and JH.-Jst-. r ti: -u
il"oue,"a rrlcult r - :
hers cl,"Tzn "rt - 1 -farm-relief