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pif,:: IS URGED
froposll Is FJade to Put Dry
Ehforcemcnt Men Under ,
M U.S. SYSTEM ! -
QUIZ IS PREPARED : FOR
Andrews Is One of Witnesses to
'j A Be Called By "Wets on Mon
, day at. Open Hearing
on Modification, ' j
Washington, Marcn- 29.,
CBy Associated Press). -Out of
th0 continnins din 'and clatter of
1 the prohibition controversy ' there
emerged today some definite ac
tion .by both congress and the ad
ministration to further reconsti
tute. the- much re-constituted en
forcement machinery of-the fed
eral ; soTernment- The" h o-n.s e
passed without U record Tote the
Dill fathered by the treasury! and
, favored by both wets' and drys to
place all except the highest of-
fleers of the prohibition forces
under ciril service. Coincidently,
' Assistant Secretary Andrews cre-
ted? and filled ' two new posts in
enforcement staff. Oho of
"facials will have super-
vLion ? - 'jrewenr trmits, and
tfisVKr-t-3-mits for withdrawal
f . wine. V 1 "
: Even though the leaders rwere
in agreement 1 in support of the
eivii service bill, ,its passaee was
opposed by Representative" Blan
toa, democrat, Texas,- who supple
mented his remarks by reading a
letter from a minister accusing
another -minister of goings on a
- In the senate . bbthf Vets and
drys held thel peace while they
prepared for next,, week's, commit
tee hearings on pending" modifi
cation bills. The wets summoned
Assistant Secretary Andrews and
District Attorney Buckner at New
York as the first witnesses to. ap
. pear-; next' Monday r and -promised
that; other distinguished person
ages would be asked ' by them to
appear later. . Just as he was re
ceiving the senate summons. Gen
. eral Andrews disclosed' that he
proposed to do some Invesligating
of bis own, and to that end would
' begin on July 1 an inspection trip
takitg .him. 'along the , southern
boundary, to the Pacific; coast,
And hack through the chain of en
forcement outposts' on the- edge of
- Another batch of . petitions and
legislative proposals,: Including
the memorial of the Rhode Island
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RECOVERING FROM SLASH
rtsnED TO HOSPITAL. RECOV-
. ; EHY TIIOUGIXT PROBABL.E
' . - A man believed to be John War
ren of Portland was rushed to the
Deaconess hospital about 8 o'clock
, Monday morning after having been
found with his throat cut.' It is
thought he had attempted suicide.
Report from the Deaconess hos
pital Monday night indicated, how
ever, that he was resting easiiy.
the cut having fallen short, evi
dently, of its intended depth. ' Dr.
W. H, Byrd was' called and found
the wounds not tor be serious. .
Warreu was found unconscious
-ring on the bank of North Mill
reek near North Church street,
'7 W. E. Hansen. That; Warren
) connected with the theater bus-
! is evident from a copy of the
.-Jaws of the Portland Theatrt
fcl S TJ""3ployes, and. a $1,000
iz't . money.
Salem Pub!lD C:hco!3
. - G. W. llarra
.. G.TV. llarra, teacher of .chem
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ry at Salem high echooL Four
: 7 with Salen school system.
I aduate of Salo:n V.z. school.
; tchelor of Arts u Trc-3 ct Wil-
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Man, .S3, Served iWith
Charge of Horse Thievery Half
; : of Charges
1ASBURY, - N. j.. March
With the years of half a century brushed aside by an ancient
warrant charging him with horse, thievery 45 years ago. Dr.
Hi. tf. 1. K. Usbaldeston. 93
looked back into his past today and described the stirrinsr
picture he saw.
Horse thieving was a charge to laugh at. he decided, de
spite the certainty of 91 year old Deputy Sheriff Black of
Birighamton, N. Yhis accuser, but he ' remembered having
BIG RESULTS EXPECTED
BEFORE COfiTESrS END
GIFT DEPARTMENT SWA3IPED
WITH VOTES SATURDAY ,
Candidates Entering Final Period
t of Work, Increase ;Ef fort -i '
- ' ; ? to' Win
nOXOR ROLL TODAY
1 5Irs. Cleve Powell, Falls City.
Mrs. B. C. t Oowther, Salem.
S Mrs. Ada Good, Independence.
(By Auto Contest Editor) ,v
Saturday night brought a big
shower of voting coupons from
the various candidates, as this was
the last day that the coupons were
printed. . The contest editor's
desk' was stacked with coupons
from the contestants, and their
many friends. ; Several contest-
ants : stated that tney ma not
know "they had so' many friends
until they got Into the contest, as
bringing coupons for their favor
ite candidates. ; - Young and old,
from every part of the Statesman
field sent or brought in coupons
for their friends. , - ,
The third rote period closed
Saturday night and we- are now
on the last vote schedule of the
great contest. - The last bonus of;
fer, .namely 100,000" free bonus
votes for every $21 worth of sub
scriptions, is now in force and will
continue .until 'April 10 at mid
night when the! contest closes;
Contrary to expectations no one
has the prizes won yet no one has
a lead that caj not easily be over
come between now and . the- close
of the contest. The work done be
tween now and - the close of the
contest will undoubtedly deter
mine grand prize winners. .
AH the wide awake candidates
are struggling Vigorously for su
premacy in the election with the
realization that the final results
will depend almost entirely upon
what is done -these last few days.
' This ia. a real race. Real candi
dates are competing. Just look
over the list, ot -candidates. Are
they, not all representative folks.
r"1 Winning in this election means
more than merely winning the
first, grand pdze it .means vic
tory ove one of the' most formid
able assemblages . of candidates
Marlon and Polk counties nave
ever seen competing for truly, ex
All Marion and Polk counties
watching' , this ; campaign.
Watching every candidate, wait
ing to see who can command the
greatest support, .who has - the
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WOMAN ESCAPES AGAIM
WANTED ON AUTO THEFT
CHARGES, JLTM1S BAU4
r KLAMATH FALLS, March 29.
( By Associated Press.)- Mrs.
yave - McCrossin. v wanted on
charges in California; who figured
in : an escape from officers here
last week, . was again at liberty
today after a second escapade here
!.,, UTra M'OrnaalTl WR3
taken, to iaeksonville. Ore., last
week after she had been captured
in a garage, and was brought
back here yesterday by an officer
who was instructed ,to release her
when she produced, 1 500 .bail
She paid the bail and hired a hotel
room." ' . - -. ' "
Sheriff Burt Hawkins and dep
uties went to the hotel Sunday to
arrest the woman on a California
charge.. She 6tepped from a side
window of the hotel and was
whisked away in a taxicab while
the officers waited in the lobby.
- Mrs. McCrossin was ' charged
with being a member of a gan
P r.. 1 Oregon s.yztrr.o-
45 Years Old
Century- Ago is Resurrected:
Against. Him .
29. (Bv Associated Presa.
year old Crimean war veteran.
figured - In other escapades far
more startling. Through no fault
of , his own,; he said,' he' was
charged- with 1 rpbbery - in ; Malone,
N- Y., some 30 years ago, and the
adventure ended, only. after he
had crossed the' ocean iin .1902
and , vanquished two men 'in duels
in Germany, ' :
It all began when he went to
Malone with Louise . Metzger, his
secretary. . She proved t to be a
shoplifter, he said,, and when the
articles she had stolen were found
in his home he was charged with
robbery. He admitted that the
report that he had been bailed
out by Edward J. Mannix, and
had Jumped his bail' as revealed
in ; old m court records at ' Malone
f today was true. He said that
Misa;,-Metzger went to Germany
and In 1902 he followed her there,
was 'challenged to. two duels
somehow connected with ; her,
though he could not seem to re
member just how, and after vic
tory in both encounters, returned
to America. . t ,
He had had a stirring -life, Jie
admitted; adventures never ceased
after he returned to private life
from tha,riyr--He-httd- gten 'ami
done many things, but he had
never descended to horse stealing
As to the charge that he had
stolen a horse and buggy in Bing
hampton, N. Y. 45 years ago, &nd
later escaped from jail,, he thought
it due to mistaken, identity. Dr
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HIT BY MACHINE, DIES
VICTOf, 63, IS STRUCK WHILE
- , CROSSING -ROAD-
PORTLAND, Ore., March 29.
John Henry Muir,' 63, died today
at- a hospital from injuries suf
fered yesterday -when hit by; an
automobile.. A. Lambert report
ed to the police that Muir had
started to cross the roadway then
suddenly stepped back in front
of 'Lambert's machine.
hit by me
"Government Not Run b
Superior Merr," Says
cut ships, cut - navy;
T'uaiue r ieei . oaieti oy orrigit
Roltoms Man Nothing,'
'' Declares Former Board
. . Member " ',
'Our government is not run by
superior men," declared Bert K
Haney,' ex-member" of the United
States shipping board, in address
ing members of the Salem cham
ber of commerce Monday. . : ,
. "We often make mistakes! Still,!
that is better than having a gov
ernment of superior men such as
Germany had." Surely, we would
not want to. ..come; to the same
status." . 1 '...''
1 One of the mistakes the govern-!
ment has. made is in not establish-
ing an American merchant marine
Before- the Civil war the 1 nation
was marine-minded. But with thei
advent - of steel vessels, America
lagged 'behind, figuring it would
be cheaper to hire foreign bottomsi
Result of this Is that no ship
ping men have been developed in
the United States Now that the
government Is . trying somehow to
re-establish' the merchant marine,
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STEPPER r STEPPED ' OUT
CHARGE FILED IN OPENING
DIVOHCE CASE MONDAY .
- "I have stepped, I am stepping,
and I intend to step."
With words to. that effect, her
husband left, her, Jessie M. Bran
son declares' in a divorce com
plaint filed. Monday in the circuit
courtt against Basil C. Branson.
Mrs. - Branson 'charges cruel and
inhuman treatment and desertion.
Thq Bransons were married in
McMinnville . in September, 1922. .
THE BIGGER THEY ARE THE HARDER
SPIRIT OF 1
Caravan of Autos Hit Desert
Route to Caiifornia'sr New
RICrf DIRT IS TAKEN OUT
Assays : Run from $500 to $3OO0
- a Ton; Miniature Tent City,
. Is Taking Shape on. f
'K New Diggings
LOS ANGELES, March 29.
(By Associated Press.) Desert
roads leading toward the Kramer
Hills,' east of Mojave,' where: Cal
ifornia's latest gold ' strike was
made .two weeks ago, today re
semble caravan routes over which
scores . of prospectors are urging
their automobiles through the
sand wastes. The flivver has sup
planted the lowly burro of former
gold rushes. , - ;
Reports of- returning prospec
tors say that gold in paying quan-
J titles is being taken within six
ieet 01, tne sunace ana mat as
says of ore are running from3 1500
to $3000 a ton. - ,
A - miniature city " of tents has
sprung inp within an area of -five
claims are being staked out
Several thousand persons visited
the scene Sunday, . many of them
mepely .for curiosity, but a large
percentage prepared to pitch their
tent In the foothills. Visitors Sun
day centered principally around
the' Hagelrath mine, where Vfe
first strike was made. Edward
Hagelrath, owner of the mine en-
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GRADE CROSSING QUERY
rNVESTIGATION OF SALEM, SP
CROSSING OPENS x
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The public service commission,
upon its own motion, has institut
ed an investigation of an alleged
hazardous grade, crossing involv
ing'' the tracks of" the Southern pa
cific company at Fourteenth and
Oak streets in this city. "
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Record Poll Registered
189 Voles Cast 737avor Increase, 1,152 Opposed Ts4 Ver
dict Ending Request of : Extra Funds for Salary
, Readjustment and Repairs ' r
Depositing the largest number of ballots counted in any
special election t Salem has ever known, taxpayers-Monday
went on record as opposed to the proposed" grant of $40,000 ty
be used for the city public school system. - '- -
In all, 1889 votes were cast. Of .them 73T were in' f aVor
of the proposal, while 1152 expressed "themselves as' against
any additional grant at this time. , .
From the opening of the polls at 2 o'clock, till the. time' of
closing at 7 o'clock, offices of
xuiea by r taxpayers wno
1 formed a , line well out .into the
sidewalk. Early v afternoon poll
was. heavy, the line of -waiting
voters - cutting down- somewhat,
shortly' af tert5, o'clock," then grow
ing untU the polls closed.
Two . groups of assistants were
required in tabulating the returns,
early indications - tending the
opinion that the vote: would be
close, but at 9. o'clock, ballots of
those opposed piled up to a high
v Interviewed on the election last
night, George ! Hug, city superin
tendent of schools, refused ' to
comment on the returns. '
. Considerable comment. Was
caused by the record poll toi a
proposal calling for $40,000, when
the. S500t00a bond issue had
brought out a much smaller num
ber of taxpayers.
. Those seeking' to explain the
result offered as reasons the date
chosen for the election which,
following, closely upon the period
in which taxes are paid,- had left
the'general public opposed to any
addition to their, burden, however
larre nr. am all
" Those HoseTy comiected,,r wftn"
city schools - last night were in
inclined, to believa that no imme
diate attempt will be made to ap
peal from the verdict returned at
Of the 140,000 asked from tax
payers, $30,000 was requested for
a salary increase amounting ' to
approximately 10 per cent. This
increase would have brought the
level of pay-in the Salem -schools
nearer that offered by other Ore
gon cities. Ten thousand dollars
was - to have been . used to repair
and , maintain present properties
held by tfie schools; . . .: -
CHECK RAISER JAILED
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GETS OO DAYS' FOR CHANGING
FIGURE "2" TO M12' i
Elmer Mitchell, 23, lately of
Portland, Maine, he says, was sen
tencedto serve 90" days in the
county jail Monday when he en
tered a plea of guilty to. a charge
of vagrancy. ' He was sentenced
by Judge Brazier C. Small in the
justice court. . ,
Mitchell was arrested late Sat
urday -night after, he is said to
have, raised a check from $2 to
$12 dollars f-. and cashed it with
Arthur .Phelps of the local public
market. j '
- The check exhibited In the Jus
tice court was originally made out
in light blue ink. A figure 1 had
been placed .before the two, and
had been drawn in black ink. The
word ? ."Two" had . been partly
erased and in' its place, the letters
"telver'- had ; been scrawled in
black Ink. The' following word,
"Dollars," had been-traced over,
with the same black' ink, no .' at
tempt having been made to erase
"-The wierd spelling of the word
"Twelve"" and the fact that ; no
attempt was made to match inks,
show that it is", the work of the
rankest kind of an amateur," po
lice said."" Mitchell Is said to be
a transient. 1
postal: staff enlarged
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TWO CARRIERS, ONE CLERK
T ' WILL BE ADDED . : : ,
' - Indicative.' of Salem's: growth,
twoVmore- mail carriers and one
additional clerk will be. added to
the local force on April 1, accord
ing to an Announcement made by
Joha Farrar, postmaster.
Forborne time the mail traffic
througtr the post1 office has? In
cretjsed until it has become too
great to be.handied by the present
staff.. Volume of parcel nost f.
well as first class' mail has -6v -t'.-n
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the Associated t Oil company
RECORD BLOSSOM DAY
THOUSANDS- REVEL IN VAL
. LEY'S' BEAUTY SUNDAY
- A steady ' stream of autos
lead into Salem and out of Sa-
' lem Sunday , when motorists
took advantage of the balmy
weather; to observe one of the
most successful Blossom- Days
since the institution of the day
;as one of Salem's outstanding
' Blossoms- were out in Buch
't profusion . a , seldom seen in -'this
ricinity. i Over the routes
marked by the. placards put up
- by the i Cherri'ans, the ' tourists
saw the , hillsides blanketed' in
white and trimmed In pink.
; Although clouds had threat
ened at midnight Saturday, the,
i morning found the ' sky clear.
The. weather was warm but not
too ; hot. , Refreshing 'f breeies
lent a touch, tbVt made the day
' all but ideaL Thousands were
of town. And every one had
naught but praise for the
beauty that prevailed.
State institutions were open3
for the. day ancr thousands'
showed interest enough to visit
them'. There were 2,500 visi
tors at the state ... penitentiary,
and 2200 at the state hospital.
RADID LISTENERS BAND
TO CUT INTERFERENCE
P. E. P. OFFICIALS PROMISE
Experts to Be- Secured to Ran
Dowlt Lealas Which Rain
; Air Programs s,
t A crusade against ' static was
launched Monday1 night when' the
Salem Radio Broadcast Listeners'
association came' into being. Forty
one members were enrolled on- the
spot and ; each . enthusiastically
agreed to f'talk. it upf; with? any
and alt ether, addicts- with whom
they might come into contact; '
" : Dx. ; L. TC.' " Burdett was elected
president.' OscaiJ Price1 Was "elected
vice president and,; U.', G. Boyer
was chosen to serve as secretary
treasurer. : P. D.- Van- Ausdell and
l Charles' Dennison were-elected the
t, wo - board members, the, officers
to complete-the boards :
. In the preliminary discussion,
with Dr.; Burdett" serving as fera
pora-ry 'chairman",' the pervading
sentiment was revealed' to be in
favor of organization of just such
ait ocassion. ' Finally the motion
for organization, was put and the
deed was done.
It is the avowed purpose of, the
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STATE ROAD 1 DEBTS -CUT
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PAYMENT OF $480,00013 3IADE
- . ON OBLIGATIONS
. With the payment Monday of
principal. in the amount ot $486,
009 the state of Oregon has. re
duced its state . ; highway obliga
tions to $36,777,750. These obli
gations at one time aggregated
1 38,700,000. v '. '
'v ' The state has also forwarded to
its fiscal agents in New YorkCity
a draft for $850,725.20, covering
interest 'on state highway bonds,
and $472,215, covering interest
on bonds issued and sold by. the
world war veterans state aid com
The final installment on the
existing highway obligations te
come due in the year 1950.
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reelection: is sou:::t
Outlines Falf Platforni in State-
Ment lulled- Witb Secretary,
of State on Mon-
. day. m. . '
i W. C: HaWley of Salem' Monday '
filed in the state department here t
his declaration of candidacy for
reelection to the- office of repre
; sentative in. congress . from- - the
First Congressional district Rep- :
resentative Hawley is a republi
can. "If nominated and elected,"
read ' ; Representative . Hawleys
statement, 'I will wprkf diligently
for . further waterway improve
ments, relief of farmers; prompt
construction of Roosevelt -high-way,
incVeased appropriations tor
road's and -public- Imprdveni6a'L.s,
continued devel6pment of naval-'
base' and tax reduction; - 1
, J!LAowoBld&ivcate extea- .
sioa of the rural credit sysfeta, ad
justed compensation, more ade
ousts pensions , development of '
natural . resources, extension of
area subject to state and local tax
ation,, more homestead areas un
der improved conditions; increas
ed -mail facilities more - public
buildings, adequate compensation
and retirement pay for civil ser
vice employees, very betterment
possible for district, and state', and
for all progressive and construe
tive legislation' promoting peace,
prosperity and ; public ' welfare."
- Representative 'Hawley has re
quested thar.the" followins slc-a
be printed after his naae cn tiis
official ballot: . . .
"No Interests to serve but tLe
public, interests." ....
Other declarations of candlda;y
for public office- filed' with the
secretary of state Monday follow:
"H. i C. Wheeler reput:icj.tj.
Pleasant HillLaSe county; f--dtdafe
for state senator for t:.a .
third senatorial district,- corr-''-Ing
Lane county.' A ;
: J. S. Magladry, republican, r :
gene; candidate for state sen....
fr'ota' the third senatorial dLatvl t,
W, C- North; repttbncan,r'crt
Iand, candidate: for represeitatl i
in the' legislature from tl.e li'.i
representative district, co-prI.:..j
; A.-M. Collier republican, IHai.i
athr Fails;' candidate for reprcsta-
(Contlascd pr S.)
Further arguments on the It;.!
Ian debt were heard ia the es--
The house voted to place r""
hibition employes under civil r
vice.. . :'
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.The treasury -departn:r.t C
barred 24 attorneys fron sr:i:
' Majority and nilscriry rsrri
in the Erocktsrt t'. :iica co-1
were given to the senate.
. Senator Norri3 tell the s:r:"
that congress must vot3 ca V
surplus crop question.
The ssonate dl 1 V - : ' .
ed I-Iexican .'
doT Teller t:rr.:el I ". .'
,fecretTry i:eIIcT r
davelcjnicr.l. t. .
dl;;ute as no Izr to
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