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SALEM, OBEGON, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 8,.1926
' PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Half Million, Penned in City,
Warned Leaden Hail Will
a . Fan Soon
QUARTER TO BE DENIED
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Women and Children, Allowed to
Eepe, Crushed to Death .
Willed Cross llowts Con
' vey Snne to Safet y
HONG KONG, Oct. 7. (AP.)
An American squadron of six de
Ftroyfra arrived hre today.
HANKOW. Oct. 7. (AP)
Penned up more than a month by
the Red Cantonese armies besieg
ing the. city, a hall million Chinese
people face death by starvation,
cold and gun fire in Wuchang.
Large numbers of dead lie in the
streets. Those f emaining . have
eaten, dogs,, cats and rats, and arc
dropping in public places, or dying
miserably in shelters into which
they have crawled.
The nortiiern troops of Marshal
Wu Pei-Fu, garrisoning the city.
having, been ret used terms of sur
render, are holding on desperate
ly,, hoping for armies of their ally,
Sun Chaun-Fang, to break through
1 he Cantonese cordon.
Meanwhile, the relentless ond
well-fed Cantonese outside the
walls, rest patiently on their arms,
l aving blockaded all exits from
t he cfty, and await the time when
they shall enter.. What will hap
enja Is not known.
"Hi Cantoneae have notified
the defenders that next Sunday
ihey w(lt loose a general bombard
ment upon -the city of mlsery,.fir
rfig'Irqm Hanyang Vrwrat'Stross
the. ,'Yangsie . river and pouring
helta from Pagoda hill and else
where in the iron' ring upon the
.suffering peeple. ' t
A,;veftlge of mercy has been
tftlinwn. peginning last Sunday.
'ao men and children of the im
poverished classes have been per
mitted F to pass, through the gates
to the river, seekrug passare atioi.
Thirty-eight thousand have been
rescued by boats bearing the em
blem of the Red Cross and taken
i Hankow to!-be cared for.
Scenes of horror have witnessed
each, trip of the boats. In the
fijjht for places on the boats seve
ral hundred have been trampled
(Con tinned on pafe 5.)
FAMOUS SURGEON DIES
DOCTOR PE RFORMED : OPERA
TION FROM WHEEL CHAIR
4QOD RIVER, Ore., Oct. 7.
(Ar) Dr. John .Howard McVay.
surgeon who attained fame by
continuing his practice After he
had become cripple through a
broken, back suffered in an auto
mobile, accident about 10 years
ago, djed at his- orchard home
hero today. McVay many years
ago was chief surgeon at a Toledo,
Ohio, hospital. Retiring, he came
here and became an orchardist.
After his accident he performed
operations, going to the Hood
Kiver hospital in a wheeled chair."
) Iater he had a special building
frecteq where he continue tcf
work' until about 'a year ago.
STATE SHORT Or FUNDS
THOMAS KAY COSIPELLED TO
CREATE LARGE DEFICIT
As j result of the shortage of
money in the general fund of the
state Thomas B.; Kayr. slate
treasurer, has been compelled to
reate u deficit of approximately
9100,000 in order to meet the cur
rent expenses of the state govern
ment , ' '
r7 The state treasurer said that de
icl ; probably would be increased
Vmore than $700,000 by the time
'he second half taxes are received
at his office in November.
PIONEER MINISTER DIES
REVEREND ALBERT ' ATWOOD
PASSES AT SEATTLE
Rev, Albert "Atwood, S4,1 an' early
day Methodist minister in the Pa
cific nprthweat died, here today.
He cariie to Seattle in. 1 87 from
New Jersey nd had pastorates In
Olympfa and "Eugene," Oregpnr Jte
naa been ' retired Tor about 25
" Believed" After Audience
Prince Carl Thought to Be Seeking Reconciliation With His
Mother, Which Would Again Make Him Crown
Prince of Rumanian Kingdom
PARIS, Oct. 7. (AP) The presence of Queen Marie in
Paris, in preparation for her visit to the United States has
led to much speculation as to whether her estranged son,
Prince Carol,, will attempt to visit her...
Reports were current that Carol had left his home in the
suburbs and had come to Paris to seek a reconciliation with
his mother which might' lead to his assuming again his status
as crown prince which h& lost after. his last escapade He did
not? show himself about the Hotel Ritz, where Queen Marie
-1 1 " ' -i'ls staying, but there was talk that
illicit, rum Running
given blow by canada
DKPAtlTVRE 0P JJQVOH, S1TIPS
TO liE watched!
Cargo Carriers Must Shew Verl
ftcation of Delivery of
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7.
(AP) The Canadian government
has taken steps to stop the whole
sale running of illicit, liquors into
this country from British ;Colum
b'ia' and elsewhere by. adopting a
system whereby telegraphic in
formation will be sent nut when
ever a liquor ship leaves-pprt Alf
Ortodal, local head .of the intelli
gence unit of the internal revenue
department, said here today. The
statement, was made in a meeting
of federal agencies to consider
ways and means of blocking large
shipmentii of liquor into California
during the forthcoming holiday
In addition the Canadian gov
ernment will require from tlip
ownrs verification of delivery of
shipments to ports designated in
the clearance papers.
Today's conference provided for
the cooperation of seven depart
ments of the government to keep
out the liquor shipments, the navy
being one of the departments.
The strengthening of the present
coast guard patrol from Cape
Blanco to the Mexican line, "was
CohsIde"re3J v -;-
DOLLAR FiNfeS MOUNT
OVERTIME PARKERS FIX.E
INTO POLICE COURT
The police drfve against over
time pafkers continued unabated
yesterday, with Officer Iou Olscn
devoting most otitis time to mark
ing front wheels.' ' As ' the result
of his efforts a steady stream of
men and women, armed with yel
low slips, poured into the police
station all afternoon and were
shooed into the city recorder's of
fice, where Al Mundt, acting muni
cipal judge, pronounced the words,
'One dollar, please!"
Those who paid fines of SI yes
terday were J. G. Turner, P. O.
Denberg, P. D. Girod, Marie Hunt,
L. E. Oberer. It. C. Hazelton. D
D. Caldwell, Mrs. H. M. Cline, L.
J. Owen, . J. A. Doerfler, Mrs. H.
W. Hatch, J. Freeland, Sam Gross,
K. S. Ross, E. iLaDuke, A. M.
Lock hard, C. L. Beath and A. E.
SMITH URGES SUPPORT
MEASURE WOULD INCREASE
STAGE AND TRUCK FEES
J. E. Smith, county commission
er and secretary of .the County
Judges and Commissioners asso
ciation, is sending out letters to all
county judges in Oregon urging
them to join in the campaign to
put over a measure approved by
the last legislature providing
higher Tees for stage and truck
lines operating on' the state high
ways. The measure was attacked by
referendum and will go before the
voters at the November1 election.
HALL VISITS OFFICIALS
PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY
HERE FOR AFTERNOON '
Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall presi
dent of the University of Oregon,
spent two. hours in Salem yester
day conferring with Sam A. Kozer,
secretary of state, and other state
officials. He expressed himself
as delighted with conditions in
Oregon. Dr. Hall left for Port
SNOW FALLS ON PASS
EIGHT INCHES COVERS HIGH.
' "WAY IX CASCADES
'EUGENE, Ore.. Oct. -7. (AP)
-Eight inches of snow fell on the
highway, at the summit of the
caacaaea at the McKenzie pass
last night according to persons
drtvlng' over : front Bend today.
There was no I trouble In, driving
I thrpugh the nowtheyjitateL:: ,
the mother and son would meet
before her departure for the
It was learned that Prince Carol
saw his sister, Queen Marie of
Jugo-Slavia on her recent visit to
France. It is recalled that Queen
Marie only a few days ago accom
panied her mother on the latter's
special train from Bucharest to
Paris. It is now reported that in
the course of this trip the younger
queen persuaded her mother to
seek Prince Carol while. In Paris.
The Rumanian q.ueen, who has
now been ;in Par Is three. days,
most of which have been, taken up
in shopping expeditions, was ex
ceedingly active again today." She
went on two shopping tours, acted
as hostess at an informal lunch
eon at her hotel, found time to
attend both the movies and a
theatre and in addition received
several friends who called to pay
JURY CHARGES MURDER
ALLEGED ATTENTIONS TO
WIFE RESULT IN SLAYING
NEW YORK, Oct. 7. (AP)-
indietment for murder was re
turned today against Gerald
Dwyer,, 30 years old, newspaper
man, charged with shooting
Joseph Ruffner, 35, also a news
paperman, after an argument over
Dwyer's alleged attentions to Mr 3.
The two 'formerly worked on a
Washington newspajwr and it is
alleged when Ruffner and his
wife moved to this 'city,' Dwyer
followed. The shooting occurred
PACKER MAKES RECORD
THREE . HUNDRED BOXES ARE
HANDLED IN 10 HOURS
YAKIMA. Oct. 7. (AP)
What is believed to be the high
est apple packing record in the
northwest for 10 hours work was
made this week in Benton City,
when Joe Wildron packed 300
boxes of Rome Beauty apples in
10 hours, according to word re
ceived here today. Experienced
fruit men here consider the rec
ord an exceptional one.
Angelus Leader Would Tell
True Tale of Kidnaping
CLAIM FACTS WITHHELD
Attorney Says Many Untruths Are
lining Circulated About .
Evangelist; Public Is
DENVER, Colo.. Oct. 7. (AP)
- Plans for a tour of the United
States by Aimee Semple McPher
son Angelus temple evangelist of
Los Angeles, after her preliminary
hearing on charges of conspiracy
to defeat justice in Los Angeles,
were announced here today by
Ben B. Laska, Denver attorney.
"It will not be a tour of celeb
rfty but a direct statement of her
story of her kidnaping for the
benefit of her hundreds of follow
ers throughout the country." Las
ka declared. "The evangelist has
not been permitted to give her
story in all its details. 'Ipiport
tint facts, facts that will substanti
ate her story, are being suppressed
by the authorities. Mrs. McPher
son has thousands of adherents
throughout the country and it is
the purpose of the proposed tour
to permit her to meet these fol
lowers and to tnll the story of her
"Stories, many of them untruths
are being circulated and her fol
lowers are entitled to know the
faAs. My only connection with
the tour, if it is arranged, would
be, according to my plans, for. me
to act"- asher attorney me'jely in
at: advisory capacity." "" " " '
All plans for uch a tout are
in an embryonic stage, Lask said.
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 7. (AP)
A towering figure of a man with
a velvet voice stepped from the
sand wastes of the southwest into
municipal court here today and,
from a score of years' experience
on desert trails, branded Aimee
Semple McPherson's now famous
story of her flight to Douglas as
The big cow puncher, tracker
and police officer of Douglas.
Alonzo B. Murchison, who had
combed the country south of Doug
las searching for the shack in
which Mrs. McPherson said she
had been imprisoned, further de
clared he had not been abje to
(Continued on page 5.)
THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
i - Sd& i?
LABOR LEADERS EXPRESS
iSTONISHMENT AT TALK
Yr WORKER GETS CONVEN.
1 ; TION FLOOR PRIVILEGE
Men Displeased With Advantage
Sjieaker Takes at RNainetis
DETROIT, Oct. 7. (AP).
Delegates to the American Feder
ation of Labor ended their busi
ness session today with cordial
applause for an address Jjy Sher
wood Eddy, introduced by Presi
dent "William Green as secretary
tor Asia for the International
Mr. Eddy received courtesy of
the convention floor to report on
an unofficial industrial survey of
Europe during the last summer.
: He gfctid he spoke only as a
pSrivate citizen and not as a rep
resentative of the International
TfMCA. He did not allude to the
section of the Detroit YMCA yes
terday in withdrawing its invita
tion to President Green to apeak
ift the Y auditorium next Sunday.
He recommended consideration of
the problems of Russia as ele
ments of far-reaching significance
in international affairs.
4 "For good or evil, from the
point of view of shaping history,
Iussia is perhaps the most signifi
cant country in the world today,
together with our own."
f New complications in the feder
ation's convention program grew
out of Mr. Eddy's address, labor
leaders declaring publicly their
displeasure that the speaker had
taken advantage of the floor
Members of the executive coun
cil were called to conference with
President Green after the address,
and a number of delegates gath
ered informally after adjournment
i (Continued on page 3.)
PAPER EXPERT PASSES
THOMAS ARMSTRONG PASSES
i.Thomas B. Armstrong, 54, for
the past four years superintendent
pf the Oregon Pulp & Paper com
pany's pTahfhere,' -died 'yesterday
following an operation. He' had
been connected with the paper in
dustry for 3 4 years, and came to
Oregon from Niagara Falls. Mr.
Armstrong is survived by his wid
ow and four sons. The Bons are
Richard, Donald, Thomas and
Douglas, all of whom live in Sa
lem". OFFICERS SEIZE LIQUOR
BOTTLES OF ASSORTED WINES
FOUND IN LINER
NEW YORK, Oct. 7. (AP)
Customs officers seized 179 bot
tles alleged to contain assorted
wines and liquors on the Dollar
liner President Hayes after it
docked in Brooklyn today from a
Methodist Church Makes
Survey of Government
Control of Alcohol
VICIOUS EVILS FOUND
Increased Crime and Extensive Use
of Alcoholics Among Young
People Discovered by
WASHINGTON, Oct: 7. (AP)
Describing the system of gov
ernment control of liquor in Can
ada as a failure, the board of tem
perance, prohibition and public
morals of- the Methodist church as
serts in a statement made public
today that "even the half-chance
prohibition" in the United States
has produced far better results.
, Because of the recurring sug
gestions that the so-called Quebec
system of government liquor conr
trol be substituted for prohibition
in this country, the board under
took a survey of conditions in
Canada through Ernest A.- Grant,
its assistant research secretary.
Conclusions set out in the
board's statement have been based,
it was explained, upon this survey
and upon government documents,
newspaper articles and "facts and
figures of .undoubted authenticity."
From this, the board concludes
Government control rn Canada
has meant increased consumption
of liquor, greatly increased use oi
liquors by young people, aqd wom
en; increased vice find crime; a
corruption hitherto unknown; an
illicit traders great as that under
any prohibitions Iw; r a swollen
liquor bill and a greqt economic
Reviewing conditions in Que
bec,' British Columbia, Manitoba,
and other provinces where there
is government control, the board
holds that there exists "all of the
evils of the illicit traffic in the
United States, plus the evils of
government-protected traffic a?
vicious in principle and practice
as was the saloon system in the
Declaring that corruption has
run riot since the government con
trol system has teen in operation
the board points to the recent cus
toms scandal in Canada. "This
customs scandal." the report adds,
'is nothing less than the child of
the unholy relation between a government-protected
itquor traffic in
Canada and a lawless, criminal
traffic in the United States. -
'Another unfortunate result- of
the -Canadian system has been the
undoubted- handicap on prosper
ity," the statement continued.
-Prohibition. t its worst in the
United States. ' half-chance prohi
bition, has yielded billions in
profits to the plain people. Busi
ness has been . booming and de
velopment -Las been rapid.
In Canada in recent years, de
velopment haa been slow and painful,-business
has Tagged, wagej
are comparatively low, and the
dominion is . being, drained of
skilled labor by the lure of high
wages and prosperity across the
STOCK ENTRIES TO CLOSE
MANY FXHIBITORH WAITING
UNTIL LAST MINUTE
.PORTLAND. Oct. - 7. '(API
Entries for, the Pacifle Internation
al Livestock exposition, dated for
October 30. to. November. 6, will
close' t midnight Sunday, accord
ing to announcement by . O. ' M.
Pbiinir.er, genera, manager, today.
', ;Many exhibitors. "pacticnlarly in
the fast, are expected to wait until
ihe'llth hour before telegraphing
in their entries, pending the out
come ;of state (airs and livestock
shown elsewhere. Horse! kuqw en
tries must lso b In Sunday.
GOVERNOR FILLS- TEXTBOOK
! CD3IMISSION VACANCY
? .F.X.-Kent of CorvaUis1 yester
day, was .appointed by Governor
pierce a mem'ber of the state text
boqk commission to succeed R. R.
Turner, state', superintendent ; of
public inBtruction- It was ' said
that Mr. Turner's appointment .as
state superintendent ot schools
smtomatically created a vacancy' in
the; : textbook ; commissions Mr.
Kest Is an instructor .. of. mathe-
matics at ' Oregon agricultural
college. - "
Judge Takes His
s t J
Judge W. P. Bryant.
W. F. Bryant, 75 year old Hart
ington, Nebr., judge .has been
spreading terror by his "bread
and water" sentences for Volstead
violators. In order to prove that
his judgments were not too cruel
Judge Bryant went five days on
bread and water, lost ten pounds
and decided his sentence was
OPPOSED BY GOVERNOR
COMMENT OF EXECUTIVE
Bondholders in Definct Irrigation
Districts Could Recoup
Governor Pierce classed the
I Housewives Council hydro-electric
measure uu iiiu uaiiui si iu cum-
ing general election as dangerous
legislation in a statement Issued
yesterday. This is the tirst time
that the governor has publicly
aired his views on the proposed
The statement follows: . . -
"The Housewives' hydro-electric
measure is neither a constitutional
amendment nor a law, although
purported to be an amendment to
the constitution, and probably
would be considered as a part of
the constitution if enacted by the
people." said the governor. "In
that light it is seriously defective
and ill-advised, and I sense in it
another attempt of the holders of
bonds and ot,fter creditors "of de
funct irrigation districts in the
state to recoup their losses at the
expense of the state.
"Whether such be the intent of
the measure or not. it would open
the way to such a steal by vesting
ina commission"; the. members ol
which would be legislated into of
fice and responsible ,to no one, un
limited authority to do anything
it deemed necessary to carry out
the provisions of the act, the in
terpretation of which would rest
solely in. its hands. ,j ,
"The measure smacks suspici
ously and I have other well
grounded reasons for , believing
that it is inspired by a desire of
the creditors of these defunct dis
tricts to circumvent my consistent
refusal as governor to permit the
state to further guarantee the in
terest on bonds of these bankrupt
- (Oontimne4 M pi(i 6.)
SNOW REPORTED FALLING
MOTORISTS REPORT HIGHWAY
SCENERY BEAUTIFUL , i
SANDY. Ore.. Oct. 7. (AP).
Between three and four Inches of
snow had fallen at the Govern
ment Camp up to tonight. Much
of it melted soon after 'falling,
with the temperature, around i 2?
degrees at noon, A cold rain
took the place: of the snow at
The crystal whiteness ofrftbe
snow mingled with the .reds,
browns and other autumn colors
on the fees along the Mt. Hood
loop road made a ,b2autirnl sight,
motorists; reported. f ,,. v
FERGUSON ACT KILLED
.r WIS .'J' V ii I V t .' i -
SENATE CIjAIM.I RESOLUTION
NOT IN SESSION CALL -'
-AUSTIN, Texas, Octi 7.- .(AP K
On :a" point of order raised hy
Senator Joha II. Bailey, of DewittJ
county, t that . a hoose. resolution
demanding the resignation of Gov
ernor Miriam A- Ferguson wa not
in,. the: ' governor's ; call'; for the
special seAlon and In violation of
senate r'-' ' ' -bill was killed In
the ' minutes after
the h upon it late
today. ' ' 1
TO FALL HG1
President Holland of Wash
ington State College
Held in Danger ( f
HARTLEY DENIES PLAN
Education Policies of Governor
Divide Republican Party
into Deadlock on State
School Fight '
. RFIATTT K rw ' 1 nv
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With the burst of an explosion in
educational affairs still echoing in
Washington tonight from the in
definite dismissal of. Dr; Henry
Suzzalo, president of the Univer
sity of Washington, Seattle alumni
of Washington State college, Pull
man, declared that Governor Hart
ley is contemplating suspension of
President Ev O. Holland of that
institution.. . -.
The' chief executive in Olyropia
reinrren- "I itnnw nnthin, ahmtt
it." - '
The Puyailup alumni of . the
university announced that party
lines will be eliminated in a gen
eral election November 2, and. that
support, will be given friends of
the institution, ' whether demo-
a l it . ji '"
cruis or repuDiicana. cuocauonai
policies of Governor Hartley haa
divided the state republican party
the last two years, and in a pre
liminary election September 14, it
remained deadlocked. ,
At the republican state central "
committee meetinr here a week
ago, Samuel R. Sammer,'.Wenat--chee,
was elected; chairman." Sum
ner was classed a neutral bat. was
oppbsed?by .the .follower of Hart
ley, . y .:.
In Yakima last night approxi
mately 800 persons protested the
dismissal of SUzxallo by regents
appointed by the governor. Reso
lutions were.- passed declaring the
removal of tne university naa
done irreparable damage to the
Institution. ; i
An audit of the university was
ordered by riartley and made
public today accused Surzallo of
indorsing political activities of the .
alumni association' and .charged'
that money collected by the uni-.
versity was not spent for the. pur-
pose for which it was collected.
SEATTLE. Oct- 7. (AP) A.
it n tnMsn nrealdent s of ' the
, . . - . wv.wwp W '
University of Washington regents,
tonight announced the names of
eight men being considered to suc
ceed Dr. Henry, Surta.no, whose
resignation as president of - the v
school was demanded Monday.
They are Dr: J. 'J. Tigert, Unit- ;
ed States commissioner of educa
tion; ChancelIor- Samuel Paul
Capan of the University of Buf
falpj Alexander Meiklejohn, pro
fessor of philosophy at the Uni
versity of - Wisconsin, and former,;
president of Amherstf Dr. Harry;
Woodburn Chase, president of the
University or North ; Carolina; .
George S.- Counts, associate pro
fessor of secondary education, at :
Vlft-.T, V.' Knou. nrofessor of
secondary education at the Uni-"
versity of Minnesota; Stephen L.
Miller, national educational diree
terof .the InstituteiOt Banking
and former dean oMhe'college of
business administration at ; the
University ... of I Washington.! and ;
Henry Landed dean of the coK
lege of science at the University
of .Washington- and acting, presl
dent 1914-1915.- . '; : y
A report from Spokane, , Waslw
said that Lyle Spencer, vice-pres-
ident of , the-Seattle cliamber- of
commerce and former head of the
school of journalism at the Lni
verslty s of IVashlngton. is the
hniiw of fSovemnr Hartlev.
NINETEEN AUTOS BURFJ
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MARSIIFHvLD HAS NIGHT FIRE
. IN". STORAGE GARAGE
- MARSHFIELD. Ore., Oct.
( AP) - Nineteen- ; ? automobiles;
were destroyed in a fire which,
burned. a storage garage at Sec
end and El rod streets here tonight.
The tire is believed to tiave started
from a short circuit "in the wiring
of one; of the cars. ; The loss is ;
said1 to be partly covered by in-
- The principal losars are: t.iinaia.
liaraware company, nr. "j -
Anto company. William "vohIa r.-l-er
and the CLasey tas Line.
Paints and oil stored in the rear
of the building feJ the blare anl
added to the, danger ot tLe fir
fighters....... " t