The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 04, 1926, Page 1, Image 1

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Seething Surf Battled
Atlantic Coast Debaters
WillReach Salem
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Coast to Coast Debate Will Take Place in Armory, Friday
Night, Salem, Oregon; Squad Detrain in Massa
chusetts Tuesday as Plannedl
Tsfc ot Yiklnks of IT. S. Sea Service ReUted by Crew; Coast
Guard and Lighthouse Men Rescued After Being .
Beat About on Jagged Rocks
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Every Uot in City; Will Be
. Checked, Each Building
to Be Designated .
Garlmse Committee Indicates Re
port Will Soon Reveal Ade
quate Solution of City's .
Refuse Problem
An ordinance-. correcting, tbs
city's . noose . namberinc system
was passed by tbe city council at
It meeting- Monday night with
out a dissenting rote. The ordi
nance baa the approval of the post
omce antnormes, the city en
gineer, the chamber of commerce,
insurance . - - men and several
others actively Interested.
unaer tne new system, every
lot In the city is to be numbered
accurately. Under the provision
of the ordinance, the city engineer
Is Instructed to draw up a map of
the city and; guided by the ordi-
Every house must hereafter
i P , have the right number, according
xo tne revised system. The cen
tury system Is used; that is, there
are 100 numbers tot each block.
The numbers are governed north
' and soath from State street and
east and west from .Water street.
It Is the duty of the. property
owner, under the prdlnance, to see
that the right . number Is on his
lot. If the wrong number. Is -used,
it Is the duty of the .chief, of no
lice and the street commissioner
to notify the mrsou"tar bis nrrnr-
er wrong-. If . he -does not
1 clj tip in S 0 days after the notice,
m liable to a fine of not' less
tL 2; and not, more than SI 0.
Eactfc week In which he ignores
the notliication. Is construed as a
separate misdemeanor; and fines
levied accordingly. ,
The measure was declared an
emergency, and will be in effect as
: eo6n as the mayor shall approve
Of It. , ; i ,;
Alderman W. H. Dancy stated
that the garbage committee hopes
to report In the near future that
they have consummated- a deal
whereby the city's garbage shall
be amply taken care of. , .
The ' council voted at'' the re
quest of Mayor J. B.: Giesy, to
hold a band concert and to turn
on the memorial fountain in Wil
son park In honor of the IO. O.
F. members, who will meet In this
" city May 24 and 25. Oscar Steel
hammer,' director of the municipal
band favors the concert.' , ,
" - Quarters of the city's firemen
- were ; branded "congested' and
t lacking In facilities by .Alderman
W..H. Dancy. .. The-conncll voted
itorinstrucf thebtid.ihgT 'cammit
"tee to see that' proper kitchen and
dining room facilities are provid--."
ed at once, and to purchase a gas
: . stove to take the place of the lone
. gas'plate upon which firemen now
are forced to cook their meals.
' The Improvements will cost about
' 25ft.. . "
Chief Harry Hutton will attend
the state fire chiefs' convention to
i be held in Corvallis the latter, part
of this month. He will have his
,f . expenses paid by the city. .The
: state forestry, department lo put
on a school of forest fire fighting.
(OoUB a pacer tL).
- Monday;
Ih Waskinston
. The sale of Admiral-Qriental
tine wtan'qulred into by a senate
..(. v'-"-i
iJadge English of Illnlois de
hied impeachment' charges at the
bar of the senate committee. :
Congressional Immunity was In
. yoked br Representative Xagnar
.dla In declining to. testify before
-- fin Indianapolis grand Jury
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' the Haugen farm re
: llu)(jl I la announced by Rep
WfJ' -V Blney ot Illinois,
hawi v a special democratic
? farm group. ' -
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The Boulder canyon project was
. bpposed by Chairman .Maddeq of
' the house 'appropriations commit
tee and endorsed j by- Secretary
Vork. . " '.
. Limitation of treasury depart
jnent's power, in designating fede
ral buildings, were agreed to at a
: SAN PEDRO, CaL; May 3. (By Associated Press.)
This is a saga of the Vikings of the United States coast guard
and light house services. Its theme ia a battle of bare hands
and bruised bodies against a piling surf and jagged rocks '
and the bare hands; American hands, won. .
t The story of the struggle yesterday off South Point,
Santa Rosa Island, came to -port today by the 'coast guard
craft 254, which also brought here for hospital attention two
members of the crew of the lighthouse tender Sequoia.
A surf, 10 feet higher than
1043 Included In, Major Parties
Eligiblo to Vote at May
Registrations for Marion county
for the primary elections total 20,
20?, according to figures given out
Monday by TJ. G. Boyer, county
clerk, following a compilation of
reports taking , in all voting pre
cincts in the city. Of this number,
11,671 of those ' registering were
men and 8536"were women.
A total of 15436 registration
blanks were made ' out by those
voting the .republican ticket,
against 6413 favoring the policies
of the democratic party. In the
republican ranks, 8723 men regis
tered and 6414 women are listed.
Male registrants in the democratic
party totaled 2450, and females
1756. i
' The only party In which women
voters outnumber the men is In
the prohibitionist ranks. In this
group -only 58 men registered,
against 184 women, a total of
464, s ' i '
" Only, those registering as either
republicans or democrats will be
able to vote at the primary elec
tion, other than in the city con-
testF so
the two eld-line, parties are named
in the ballots and as the election
is strictly - of a nominating . nature.
Eliminating ' these registering in
other parties, only 19,343 are elig
ible to yote in the main primary
election. In the class of those not
able to vote are the ones who re
fused to give-their party politics
when registering, and were con
sequently classed as "miscellane
ous, or . this number 37 were
men and 30 women, a total 61 67.
A table showing the complete
registration for Marion county fol
lows:' Male Female Total
Repnb. S.723 6,413 15,186
Dem. S.450 1,756 4,207
Prog-.-: . 4S 23 . 71
Socialist 75 22 7
ProhL 68 . 107 165
Independent .... 280 1S4 44
Misc. 37 30 67
Grand total....ll.iU 8.536 20,207
? ASTORIA. Or., Mar 3 . (By the
Associated Press.) Lack of fish
In the river, coupled with the flsh-
ermens" strike now in progress,
has cut returns from the opening
days of the Colombia river salmon
fishing season to a minimum.
The strike being waged by the
Columbia, river fishermens" union
to obtain 14 cents a pound for
raw fish Instead of the packers
oiler of 13 cents a pound has swept
the river almost" clear of gill net
boats of which ! about 1500 are
normally on. the river, at this time
of the year-
- Gas Moser, " Portland attorney,
and. Chas. Hall, banker of Marsh
field, spent Monday in Salem con
ferring with members of the state
land board with: relation to exe
cuting a contract authorising the
establishment of, a, plant in Carry
county for the extraction of gold
and platinum from beach sand.- :
; It was said that the process
adopted by, the company repre
sented by Mr. Moser and Mr. Hall
has been tried out In Josephine
county and was fauna to ne suc
cessful; Promoters of the project
recently .Incorporated In Portland.
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-'WASHINGTON, May 3. (By
Associated Press) yReservation by
the government of merchantable
timber on" all: tribal lands withm
the Klamath Indian reserva'tion,
Oregon Js providedlliL a bill as
passed by the bouse today and
ordinary, was tumbling against
the rocks of South Point yester-
day wben the Sequoia's whale
boat, nine' men aboard her, : put
off to re-charge a beacon on the
point. Five- men were landed
and the remaining four anchored
their whale - boat outside - thai
breakers. Two anchors and a line
ashore held the whale boat, but
four great waves poured over her
in rapid succession, she was. cap
sized and Boatswain D. Araroff
and his three seamen Were thrown
overboard. , ?
In the surf that hammered the
rocks they fought for their lives,
each man for himself.
Azaroff was swept into a rocky
cove where he could scarcely get
a fingerhold on the cliff. Comb-'
ers pounded him about like a
cork and his head ras badly cut.
Seaman Midgett was carried 300
yara.3 up toe .coast line, got a
foothold in spite of 'the battering
surf and twice was swept away.
Both times Mate Brodie, who had
landed with the shore party of
five, jumped into the sea and
dragged Midgett to his precarious
hold on the rocks. The seaman
was seriously cut from head to
foot and possibly injured - inter
nally. Aboard the Sequoia Captain
J. A. Sellman saw the plight of
his .men and sent word to the C. G.
254 for help. The 254 was an
chored at Johnson's lee i lying in
wait for & rum smuggler; but she
gave up that scent to hurry to the
rescue. .
The 254 Is a smallish craft her
self and .the boats she carried In
board are. merely ; cockleshells.
But that failed to daunt her com
mander, Boatswain L. H. Wil
liams. He launched: the dinghy, man
ned it himself and made nine sep
arate trips through the, boiling
surf. Each time he came back
with a man, four from the whale
boat party, five from the shore.
Today the CG-254 ran into San
Pedro with Azaroff t and Midgett
and landed them , for hospital at
tention. Surgeons said they
would pull through despite the
terrific beating received between
the hammer of the waves and the
anvil of rocks.
Williams and-the little 254 are
back on the job tonight at John
son's lee watching for that rum
Cars Will Be Taken Off
South Commercial-Fairgrounds
Road Run
Ordinance Passes Without Change
Following Long Debate,
Passenger Charge and
License Debated
After a protracted and - heated
discussion lasting nearly an hour,
the city council Monday night
sealed finally the fate of the street
cars on the South , Commercial
street-Fairgrounds Road run. Per
mission was granted to the Salem
Street Railway company to aban
don its tracks on the run and to
substitute for'the cars street buses.
In spite of the long period con
sumed to decide the matter, net
a single change was made in the
ordinance as it was submitted to
the council.
Two changes were sought; to
leave the annual license per buss
at $50, the same as paid by the
street cars, instead of reducing it
ta $25, and, to eliminate section i,
which specifies that the company
shall charge the same fare as on
the street cars.
In defense of move to leave the
license fee at $50. Alderman Hal
Patton pointed out that: the buses
will be under: the same -franchise
as that under which the cars are
run. The franchise calls for a $50
fee. He also pointed out that the
company,', now that : it , is to. run
buses, wiirnbTonger pay for the
upkeep of the road bed on which
it runs or for - the bridges over
which it operates.
As for the specified clause that
the same fare should be- maintain
ed, Alderman Patton declared
that by passing such a clause, the
city virtually commits itself to the
7-jcent fare. People are beginning
to agitate for a 5-cent fore, Pat
ton contends, and the city should
not declare itself for a higher rate.
The council went into the com
mittee of the whole, and while in
such session, passed an amend
ment bringing the fee back to $50.
Several aldermen, led by Alder
man W. H. Dancy, objected to the
amendment, however, and the re
port of the committee of the whole
was rejected. ,
Alderman E. B. Grabenhorst
suggested that an ordinance cov
ering all the lines in the l;ity
should-be adopted instead of an
(Continued on pass 5.)
Pool Representing 100 Tons
of Cherries Formed, 300
Set as Goal
Every County in Valley Represent'
ed at Meeting, Crasado Against
Cherry Fly WiU Open at
A huge cherry pool, formed by
local cherrymen to get a higher
price for their cherries than can-
nerymen have offered so far, and
a Willamette valley-wide crusade
against the cherry fruit fly were
the two developments of a meet
ing of cherrymen. held Monday
afternoon at the chamber of com
merce rooms.
In spite of the fact that the pool
was formed only Monday, 13 cher
ry growers have already signed,
representing 100 tons of cherries
It is estimated by these that the
pool when complete wil represent
about 300 tons. This .will take
care of practically all of the cher
rises in this vicinity besides those
grown by farmers who sell to co
operative canneries.
Only 6 cents per pound has been
offered by independent canneries.
The cherry crop this .year will
only be about 50 per cent normal.
At such a price as that laid down,
cherry growers assert, they can
not make a living income from
their crops. Their avowed pur
pose in forming the pool is to
urge the cannery men to pay prices
that they consider at least will be
Last year, they maintain, with
a better crop, they received a bet
ter price; about 7 cents. The
(Qontitraed on pag 3.)
Associated Press.) Ena M. Har
per, under federal indictment on
a charge of using the mails in a
scheme to defraud in connection
with the proposed colonization of
the island of Palmlti, Del Verdi,
off the coast of Mazatlan, Mexico,
entered a plea of not guilty when
arraigned here totday before
United States Judge McCormick,
and trial was set for October 5.
W. H. O'Bryan, who was jointly
Indicted, made a similar plea last
Members of the Salem, Mass., debate team will arrive in
this city this evening; at about 8:30 o'clock Ion the Shasta
limited. During their stay in this vicinity .they are to be
entertained extensively.
On this day, when the eastern team is arriving here, tne
local team is reaching Boston, at noon. Yesterday they visit
ed Detroit, where they were taken completely through the
Ford factory Tonight they will be met by Salem, Mass.
Rotarians, who will conduct them to the scehe of the east
ern end of the debate.
The debate Is to be held this
Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
After Jhe various and sundry rum
ors and reports and veiled inti
mations, the Salem armory has
been definitely chosen as the
scene of the debate. The last
heardof proposal to' use the Hellig
has fallen through because of its
limited seating capacity.
, Another matter now definitely
settled, with but four days re
maining until the debate, is the
selection of the judges. They will
be Miss Cornelia Marvin, state li
brarian, Prof. E. 7. De Cou, head
of the mathematics department at
Oregon university, and Dr. Fred
erick Bare h told, head of the Eng
lish, department at OAC Govern
or Walter M. Pierce will preside,
as originally planned.
But a few hours of inertness
will be experienced by the visiting
debaters. They will be entertain
ed this evening at homes of var
ious prominent Salemites.
Wednesday morning, enjoying
the hospitality of the Salem Lions
club, they will motor to Toledo,
where they will indulge in a trout
dinner. They will then be taken
to view one of the largest saw
mills in the. world.
Thursday morning the Lions
will escort the debaters to Corval
lis to view the Oregon Agricultur
al college. It was at first planned
to take them also to Eugene, but
this was abandoned because of
lack of time.
Thursday afternoon the girl
members of the team will be hon
or guests at a tea, to be given at
the home of Mrs. Frank M. Brown
at 664 South Commercial street.
The affair will last from 4:30
until 6:30 o'clock. A program
will be given, and an orchestra
will furnish the music. The girls
of the senior class are giving the
tea, led by Miss Dorothy Robnett,
niece of Mrs. Brown.
Friday morning at 11 o'clock
the debaters will appear before
the students . of the local high
school in an assembly, at which
they will be duly received.
Friday afternoon Is devoted to
rest. The debaters will group
with their coach and will not be
Friday evening then will come
the actual debate, which has been
anticipated for nearly a year. The
eastern end of (he debate, because
of thei difference in time here and
back east, will be held at such a
time that the result of the debate
will bo known here before this end
of the -debate is started. Hence,
all will' hinge on the outcome off
the local debate.
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(By Associated Press) Twenty
persons were injured, several seri
ously, either by falling debris or
in a mad rush for safety when a
section of the ceiling of the Savoy
theater fell today.
The accident occurred when the
theater, one of the largest movie
houses in the city, was only partly
filled. The section which fell was
45 feet wide and more than 50
feet long , and '- weighed approxi
mately 41 tons. .
Charged electric wires were car
ried down; by the debris and seve
ral persons received severe shocks
and burns as well as lacerations
and bruises.
. City officials expressed the opin
ion that the collapse was caused
by the vibration of a large electric
motor beneath" the stage, used to
operate the organ bellows.
PORTLAND, May 3. ( By As
sociated Press.) Portland . build
ing contractors today declined to
submit their differences with the
building trades 'over a wage in
crease to the - state board of con
ciliation for arbitration v
' The contractors suggested that
the question be put up to a com
mittee composed of one represen
tative of the- laborers, one from
the contractors' and a neutral man
agreeable to both sides.
' The . unions Involved In the
wage dispute hid asked that the
board of conciliation be' allowed
Cause of Coal Strike
LONDON, May 3. (By As
sociated , Press. The actual
position in disputes as between
the government and miner is:
The miners leaders contend
that the . men should not be'
asked to accept reduced wages,
and lengthened; hours until the;
government has taken steps to
put 'into operation the recom
mendations for! the reorganiza
tion' of the mining industry
made by the royal commission.
Estimate by impartial ex
perts said the ; miners' wages
vary from 75 shillings ($18)
weekly for the; highest paid
skilled workers; to 45 shillings
for unskilled men, and, in ad
dition, the men generally re
ceive gratis supplies of house
hold coal. ;
The commissions report, al
though it did not precisely ex
clude the possibility of longer
hours of work, emphasized the
hope that such lengthening
would not be necejsary, because
in the commission's opinion,
longer hours won Id bring in
creasing ; unemployment and
probably would cause an exten
sion of hours of work in the
continental coal fields, thus in
creasing competition and thus
leaving the situation as bad as
before. 1 r J
Up to the present time tho
government . lias only - made
promises of putting the com
mission's recommendations in
to effect, but no step of any
kind to tliat end; has been taken
in parliament, j
The tlme-honofed phrase, "a
million dollar rals," could be apt
ly applied to the( showers Salem
experienced Monday, In the opin
ion of farmers and fruit men in
this district. While yesterday's
rain helped greatly, another day
of gentle precipitation would' be
welcome,' it is said. Half an inch
of rain fell during Monday after
noon and eveningj
While Willamette valley farm
ers are rejoicing over showers, As
sociated Press reports from New
Orleans, La., report that officials
estimated yesterday that several
hundred thousand dollars worth of
property damage Was caused by a
record breaking rainfall there dar
ing a. 24-hour period. The total
precipitation for Sunday and Mon
day was 9.08 inches. More than
a score of worshippers in a church
were maroojied for 16 hours until
removed on a raft;
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spondent and alope,". Matt Slgea
suhi who for 30 bears has. lived
on a farm near Greene's. bridge,
decided life wasn't worth while,
despite last Sunday's sunshine. So
he picked up a rope and went into
the woodshed., -A f - ' .
He was found hanging, shortly
before noon. He; "was 83 years
old, -was born inl Germany, and
had passed 55 years of his life in
the -.counlyr ' He (had no' known
relatives in this country. Funeral
services wilL be- held here .at LI
o'clock Tuesday norning with in
terment in Jefferson cemetery. No
Inquest will be held. ! ? f!' -
FAIRBANKS. Alaska. MaV 3.-
( By Associated - Press. ) Cap tain
George Hubert WHMmC, leador
and carl B Eielsoh. arlator of Use
Detroit i Arctic ; expedition pre
pared here today t or a JUght of
500 miles over the'Arctlc ocean.!:
The expedition Was organized to
search for i land : fin ; s the '? Arctic
ocean, and March 31 Wllklna and
Elelson flew north: 150 miles from
the edge of North! America going
further than any f recorded : peno-f
Organized Labor In Great
Britain Calls General
Strike at Midnight
Five Million Men. Are Backing
Coal Miners;' Government
' Prepares for Distribu
tion of Food .
LONDON, May 3. (By Asso
ciated Press. ) Organiied labor of
Great Britain is in revolt.
Fire million -men. are backing
up the miners demand for .what
they consider a Bring wage and
proper working conditions. ' At
midnight a general strike of the
industrial workers became' effect
throughout the country. ,:.i
The widespread demonstration,
will, unless speedily terminated, '
cause untold suffering, ' with .. the
loss of millions in money.
The last hours before the gen
eral strike call j went forth were
anxious ones. Thousands of citi
zens: assembled in parliament
square and the adjoining streets,
while within the house,, ministers
of the crown and former minis
ters; representing labor, battled in
support of their respective conten
tions. ' Premier Baldwin criticized
the labor leaders, on the ground
that, in . ordering . the general
strike, they 'were threatening the
basis of 'orderly! government, and
were nearer, to proclaiming civil
war than Great' Britain had for
centuries. ...,..r.,
Winston Cbnrchlll, chancellor ot
the exchequer asserted that if thii
conflict were fought out to its
conclusion, it could only mean th
end of parliamentary government
or its decisive victory. . -
From a kind of apathy the peo
ple of Great Britain and , partic
ularly of London, central point .of
the struggle, turned to anxious
speculation as it became apparent
that the negotiations, for a settle
ment were to fail for -even the
lowliest citizen - realized.; what, a
widespread strike .of this.- kind
meant, with stoppage . of railway
and transport , services, the cessa
tion of all building operations, the
possible supension of shipping a
breakdown of the distribution of
food supplies,- the , rationing . of
fuel and light, suspension of the
rnewspapera and Interference wltb
all business. r .-
The government has made prep
arations, backed by . thousands- of
volunteers to continue whajt -.are .
distribution v of, food., bread- and
known as the. vital services; , the j
tC6btiAad 9mrpg V.)
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, BEND, Or., May 3. (By Asso
ciated Press.) Walter Crosswhlte
32, died early today as a result of
injuriea received In an automobile
collision 24 hours earlier' on The
Dalles-California highway, a mile
north ot Bend. He suffered in-;
ternal injuries fractured skull and
both ears were torn -offt -' There
were four men -In the , two cars
which collided, . George - Klbbea
was seriously injured. . The others
escaped with scratches. .
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' Some conception ot the vast
amount ot work entailed in the
staging of a production such as
tho "Scandals,' coming to. the
Heilig theater tonight, can be
gained by knowledge, that while
spectators-are viewing the ac
tion, 20 ' men are 5 scurrying
about behind the drops prepar
ing, for- tho" next 'scene, " Ten
men, skilled-in scene shifting,
are carried by the company, and
these will work with the regu
lar crew of ten employed by the
Salemtheater. x "ll'i
, There are nearly 100 people
In the company coming here In
the - "Scandals.'' , , Filly : take
tart in the chorus. .' A symph
ony orchestra composed of 15
pieces accompanies the "com
pany on its tour of the country."
. .Two baggage cara are needed
to transport the scenery and
special equipment, --and the com
pany moves in -two Pullman
cars.- ' -; , --
to aetys St2 31sp.S
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