The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 28, 1926, Page 1, Image 1

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Is Planning the Finest Pipe Organ In Any Church n?FMhk-CU$&i&j
aptist Church
west and rains and snows in the east por
tion; normal temperature, southerly tales
on the coast. M axlmum yesterday, 4 7 ;
minimum, 37; river, 5.7; rainfall, none,
atmosphere, cloudy, windsoutheast.
Two people we haven't much use for are J
xne extreme paci lisi wuu wbh iw
the '-army J and nary and the bumptious -Jingo
who thinks we ought always to fight
at the drop of the hat.
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Many Large Interests Rep
resented at Special Gath
ering Yesterday
Final Plan to Bo Presented to
Different Interest for Approv
al, Critchfield Cornea at
Request of McNary
An impromptu meeting of the
prune growers and packers was
held at the Marion hotel Monday
afternoon. The meeting was called
at the request of a number of
growers and packers that they
might have an opportunity of dis
cussing the prune situation with
B. H. Critchfield. who was sent
here by the United States depart
ment of agriculture upon request
of Senator Charles L. McNary for
the express purpose of investigat
ing the condition of the industry.
The meeting was called to or
der by W. T. Jenks, who, after
stating the object of the gathering.
said that different interests had
requested that W. S. Walton act
as chairman, and Mr. Walton was
accordingly chosen.
Mr. Critchfield stated that the
heads of the department of agri
culture at Washington, D. C,
which he represented, were anx
ious and willing to give all the
aid possible to the growers of the
northwest and were now making
a thorough investigating of the
conditions, and, while he could
not at this time outline any defi
nite plans, he would welcome as
sistive and advice from the dif
fer marketing . agencies that
wflald tend to Iron out the diffi
culties that now beset the prune
industry or that might exist be
tween the growers and packers.
Mr. Kipp of the Portland Cham
ber of Commerce stated that his
organization was doing all in its
power to effect an organization
and would cooperate in any feas
ible plan that might be ,evpl,ved.
After considerable discussion a
motion was carried to the effect
that two organizations be com
pleted, one of the growers and the
other among the packers each o.f
these to appoint a committee of
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Film Comedian Claimed to Be
Waiting Action on Part of
Mrs. Chaplin
NOG ALES, Ariz., Dec. 27
AP) Charles Spencer Chaplin,
motion picture comedian, who a
little more than two years ago
November 25, 1924, slipped across
the border and was married to
Lilita Louise Murray (LitajGrey ,
his leading lady, at JSmpa)me,
Sonbra. Mexico, has written a
lawyer in HerraosUIo. relative to
obtaining a divorce under Mexican
law. fho N'ogales Herald today
aid it had learned. The attor
ney, the newspaper said, is promi
nent in Hermosillo, the capital of
the state of Sonora, Mexico, and
will not allow his name to be used
in connection with the case.
The Sonora laws provide that a
divorce may be obtained for cause
the same as in the United States
and by mutual consent, but re
quires no residence within the
state in either instance. When
causes are named the defendant
must be served with a personal
summons and regular proceedings
followed. When husband and
w in- agree to the action, a divorce
in Sonora may be obtained in
from two weeks to a month, but
tlicj must have been -married for
mq Jian one year :when the ap
pliLion is filed.
Lloyd Wright. VUSHIST' fPE
Charles Spencer Chaplin, said
here today the film comedian bad
no intention of seeking a divorce
from his estranged wife, the
former Lita Grey, inT Mexican
courts, as intimated in r rcpOrtt
from Nogales, Ariz.
. ''There's nothing to It," Wright
said. "I never heard of Chaplin
Eelftg in communication with a
Regular Edition
Of .The Statesman
On New Year's Day
The news section of The
Oregon . Statesman for Janu
ary 1, 1927,' will be delivered
only to the regular subscrib
ers. It will not be a part of
the annual year-end edition,
which is to be released on that
day also.
The subscribers and patrons
of The Statesman are request
ed to remember this an
nouncement. NEUTRAL SFflELD t
Report Lacks Information on De
velopmcnts at Puerto
Steps to maintain the Bluefields
neutral zone established under
American naval control last Octo
ber by agreement of the Nicarag
uan conservative and liberal mili
tary chief a,T were reported today
by Rear Admiral Julian Latimer.
Advices, however, were lacking as
to developments at Puerto Ca
bezas, , where marines and blue
jackets were landed last week to
protect American lives and prop
erty. Announcement o y President
Diaz at Managua that his govern
ment would regard the entire east
coast of Nicaragua as neutral ter
ritory and withdraw its forces
which suffered defeat recently in
action with the liberals may pos
sibly mean that these troops will
take refuge within the Bluefields
zone and surrender their arms to
Admiral Latimer.
The Diaz announcement said
the troops were to be withdrawn
to Rama, up the river toward
Managua. If the liberals should
prevent this move, however, the
only recourse would be to enter
the Bluefields zone.
The announcement also may
mean early withdrawal of the
forces landed by Admiral Latimer
at Rio Grande bar and Puerto
Cabezas to protect American in
terests. . This decision would rest
with the admiral and be made on
his information as to any danger
still 'threatening. He notified the
state department today that he
had warned the commander of the
defeated government forces that
they would be permitted to enter
the Bluefields zone only on sur
render Of their arms.
It was reiterated today that the
Washington government did, not
regard landing at Puerto Cabezas
as intervention in any way in the
Nicaraguan civil strife, but only
for the purpose of protecting
The department also made no
(Continued on pace 3.)
Tinned. Corned Beef Hash .Served
Bluejackets for Breakfast
SAN DIEGO. Cal., Dec. 27.
(AP) Twenty-one bluejackets,
oonf iped aboard the receiving ship
Rigel at the destroyer base await
ing trial for court-martial offens
es and three sentries, were taken
to the' naval hospital today suf
fering from, ptomaine poisoning.
Npne of the men is said to be
dangerously ill.
Captain John Church, com
mandant of the destroyer base,
said the afflicted men were served
tinned corn beef hash for break
fast this mornins. A few hours
every one of the prisoners to
whom the food was given became
This is the secpnd time this
year that a large group of , naval
personnel here hast been made 111
with ptomaine poison through eat-?
Ing Improperly cooked ojr spoiled
foods. Last summer an entire
ward of the naval hospital was
filled with such patients. There
were no deaths.
Cliihlrcw.Hult't" Room and Find
Mother and' Two Men Dead
t HOUSTON, Texas, Dec,. 27v
(AP) While four children wero
asleep in nearby room,' Mrs.
Maria" Ai -llivas. 28. a widow Jos
Tapia, 30. a baker, and Anastiro
Tejeda, 50. were shot and killed
here today.
The- fourschllu'ren of MrarRivas
wertwiwaktncd by Ihe shla and
found their mother and the two
men dead. The children said Te
jeda had been ordered"? f com tin?
house two months ago,, and about
two weeks ago returned, threat
ening jo kjlMoe famllrt
OIL Mil!
Company Orders Guards to
Exclude Newspapermen
From Burned Area
Throe of Injured Who Worked Jn
Gas and Construction Depart
ment Expected to Die
From Burns
VENTURA, Cat., Dec. 2,7 (AP) ;
Three lives were the toll exacted
by a fire near here today which,
started by an explosion in the ab
sorption plant of the General Pe
troleum company, trapped employ
es of the unit in a flaming circle
400 feet in diameter. Three other
men were so seriously burned they
are hot expected to live, several
others, while seriously ; injured
will recover, and a number of em
ployes were given- emergency
treatment for minor burns.
The loss in gasoline and equip
ment was estimated at $7r.,000,
but although company engineers
have begun an Investigation the
cause of the fire has not yet been
The aead are:
Mack, Lendon of ios Angeles,
Sam Ingram and Wi'Unra Lejune.
The Injured expected to die are:
T. J. Garrett, F. J. Berry and P.
B. Dimock.
Those who probably will re
coyer include: T. L. Kimes. George
McGussle, Burt Gavin, A. T. Boles,
Jim McGlinchey, Wayne Gibboney
and four men named Kinney, Hen
derson, iufflemar, and CoTistenel
li, whose first names were unas-
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Vessel Able to Leave Port After
Intoxicants Removed
VICTORIA, B. C. Dec. 27
(AP) Seizure of a cargo of more
than 20,000 cases of liquor con
signed to Mexico aboard the aux
iliary schooner Chris Moeller,
which has been detained here a
month, was ordered .today by the
acting minister of customs and ex
cise at Ottawa. The 'vessel will
be allowed to clear from the port
after the seizure.
Counsel for the vessel said ac
tion would be taken to oppose the
seizure, which was ordered on
charges of false entry.
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Chemists Hopeful of Making In
dustrial Alcohol Less
NEW YORK. Dec. 27. (AP)
Charges that some of the six
teen alcoholic poisoning deaths
over the Christmas holidays were
caused by poisons put in alcohol
by the government today brought
a defense of government denatur
ing from Chester P. Mills, federal
prohibition administrator.
Chief Medical Examiner Norris,
commenting on the 16th deaths,
said: "The government knows it
ig not stopping drinking by put
ting poison in alcohol. It knows
what bootleggers are doing with
it, and yet it continues its poison
ing . processes. Knowing this - to
be true, the government must be
charged with the deaths that
poisoned liquor causes."
Assistant Medical Examiner
Gonzales said that autopsies on
seven of the dead revealed the
cause of death to have been ex
cessive drinking and not poison
ing. The denaturing. Mills said, was
done in order that users of ajco
hol for non-beverage purposes
might avoid payment of the high
tax on grain alcohol and there was
no intent on the part of the gov
ernment to risk the lives of citi
zens. The denaturing, he said,
also helps the domestic dealers
meet foreign competitors on a
nearly equal basis.
The total of deaths from alco
holic poisoning was raised to six
teen today with three deaths in
Bellevue hospital and two else
where. Eight additional alcoholic
fOontinnad on Mil S.)
Outlook for Recovery Good Unless
Complications Set In
EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 27.
(AP) Former Secretary of the
Interior Albert B. Fall, who is
seriously ill with pneumonia at his
home here, is "resting easy, his
condition showing little change,
said a bulletin issued at 5 o'clock
by Dr. H. T. Safiord.
The following bulletin regarding
Mr. Fall's condition was issued by
Dr. Safford:
"As a result of my examination
of Mr. Fall. I find that he has
pneumonia of the lower lobe of the
right lung. His temperature- is
not high, his pulse is good, and the
outlook for his recovery is good,
if no complications or further ex
tension of the pneumonia occurs.
At his age, 65, pneumonia some
times mild in its onset, develops
into a severe case within a short
Hole Dug in Wall on Christmas
Afternoon, Four Make Good
Their Escape
Six inmates of the county jail
dug their way -to freedom late
Saturday afternoon while Sheriff
Bower and his deputies were en
joying their Christmas dinners.
The escape was made through an
opening in the north wall of the
courthouse. Two of the prisoners
were recaptured by R. Shelton and
returned to Jail.
TJsing an old nail and piece of
iron piping from an old radiator,
the prisoners removed the mortar
and bricks and, selecting a time
when the streets were deserted in
the vicinity of the jail, crawled
through the opening and were
crossing the yard when discovered
by Mr. Shelton. a deputy in the
assessor's office, who was working
on the records. Mr. Shelton called
upon them to stop which only ac
cellerated their speed. Seizing a
gun he gave chase and at Court
and Chemeketa streets, he came
near enough to fire. Hearing the
shot two of the men stopped and
surrendered to Mr. Shelton who
returned them to the quarters
from which they had so uncere
moniously departed. The other
four kept on their way and es
caped. Up to a late hour last
night none of tho four had been
The prisoners were: Mart
Broom, held on a liquor charge,
Ray Livingstone, for statutory
crime, Gordon Gillis, in jail for
attempting to aid prisoners In
escaping, Harry Wolf, held for
burglary, Seward Teglund and
Kenneth Loter. Loter and Teg
lund were recaptured. Mart Broom
is an old offender and considered
a hard case. Gordon Gillis is a
satelite of Broom and was arrest
ed a few weeks ago while making
an ingenious attempt to smuggle
hasksaws into the jail by placing
them Inside a can of condensed
Hard Riding Movie Lariat Tosser
Lands in Heap Unhurt
SANTA MONICA. Cal., Dec. 27
r (AP) Will Rogers, elevated
last week to the mayoralty of
Bebesly Hills, residential hub of
the movie colony, was a full
fledged member of the Prince of
Wales equestrian club today.
While playing polo at a Canyon
cltb near here yesterday, the hard
riding movie lariat tosser de
scribed an arc over his pony's
head and landed in a heap in the
most approved royal form. He
was unhurt.
Six Deaths and Property
Damage Running to Thous
ands Storm's Toll
Eastern Kentucky Experiences
Second High Water Within
Week as Heavy Rains
Flood Rivers
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 27.
(AP) Six deaths and property
damage into the hundreds of
thousands was estimated tonight
from flood waters that spread
over the lowlands in Kentucky,
Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi
and Alabama. The flood began
to recede in most of the inundated
area, but the crest of the flood
was not in sight at other points.
Forecasts of further rains in the
flooded area, however, caused ap
prehension and additional safe
guards to protect life and prop
erty were taken.
The heaviest property damage
and most widespread floor was
thought eastern Kentucky and
Tennessee in the valley of the
Cumberland rivers and through
portions of Tennessee, where
small streams became raging tor
rents and spread-out over the low
lands. More than 2000 people in Nash
ville were being routed from their
homes when the Cumberland in
undated 50 blocks of the city. The
weather bureau there forecast a
stage of 52 to 53 feet before the
flood reaches its crest. The Cum
berland will probably continue to
rise until Wednesday or Thurs
day and is higher tonight than at
any time since 1S82.
Tennessee bore the brunt of the
flood, many small streams spread
ing out over lowlands covering
highways and causing an estimat
ed damage of $50,000 to roads in
the state, according to the state
(Con tinned on page 2.)
Doctor Claims American Children
Squander School Time
(AP) Children in the kinder
garten should be taught measure
ments the same as they change a
dime, Dr. S. J. MacFarren, of
Washington, told the metric asso
ciation tonight in urging the adop
tion of the metric system in the
kindergarten classes.
"The French child," said Dr.
MacFarren. "learns measurement
in this manner in half the time
and with only half the effort, and
much more thoroughly than the
American pupil twice his age.."
They develop naturally into logi
cians and mathematicians. Dr.
MacFarren declared.
"Why should the bright street
urchin," he continued, "w h o
makes change- for your morning
paper with the accuracy of a bank
cashier, have to spend years in
school before commencing to learn
the merchandise side of calcula
tion? Because our weights . and
measures, unlike our simple cur
rency which is the envy of the
world, are still undecimalized."
Three Tugs Work All Day In Fu
tile Attempt to Move Ship
SAN JUAN. Porto Rico, Dec. 27
- (AP) Although three tugs
worked all day in an endeavor to
pull off the Cunard liner Fran
conia, the Bhip' was 'still fast
aground late today, with little
prospect of being released unless
more powerful vessels came to her
assistance. -A strong sea astern
was driving the vessel farther on
the mud 'bank.
The Franconia grounded near
the entrance to San Juan harbor
Effort to Start Fire With Gasoline
Fatal to Laborer
EUGENE, Ore., Dec; 27 (AP)
Martinao Vasquez. 5 Mexican la
borer employed: by the Southern
Pacific company on the new Cas
cade line "seventy miles' east of
Eugene, was burned to death. last
night when he attempted Co -light
a fire In a cabin 'with "" gasoline.
The can of gasoline eip1qdedt
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The Winter
Relief Fund
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Just because Christmas has
passed does not mean that
some people will need ' no ;
more help 'during the winter
months. The good citizens
rallied in a splendid manner
to the Christmas Cheer work
and now a" campaign for the
relief of needy ' families dur
ing the- remainder of the win
ter months is being launched
by the Salvation Army and
The Oregon Statesman. Food
and clothing should be left
with the Army and the money
with the relief editor of The
Statesman. Every articles and
every cent will be used, free
of charge, to bring the neces
sities to some needy people.
Send in your contributions
now and help this most worthy
A Friend ..$5.00
Clothing, Food and Money to Be
Used to Supply Necessities
to Needy
Christmas has passed, but not
so the relief work for the needy
people of the community. The
Oregon Statesman and the Salva
tion Army are cooperating in car
rying on this winter relief work.
They will continue it until the
spring work begins. This means
that the people of the community
should continue to give to this
Some may ask, "How long shall
I give?" The best answer the re
lief editor has found for that is
contained in the following verse:
" 'Go break to the needy sweet
charity's bread;
For giving is living,' the angel
'And must I be giving again and
My peevish and pitiless answer
'No, no,' said the angel, pierc
ing me through,
'Just give till the Master stops
giving to you'.'
All contributions of clothing
and food should be left with the
Salvation Army and the money
with the winter relief editor of
The Statesman. Every article and
every cent will be used for the
needy people. Not a cent is to be
charged for handling all of the
supplies. Everything goes abso
lutely free to those in need.
Anyone knowing needy cases
should report them to the relief
editor at once. Careful investiga
tion will be made and then the
needed supplies furnished free of
charge. Send in the names of
needy cases now.
It is the hope of The States
man and the Salvation Army to
see to it that not a person in the
community suffers for the lack of
necessities this winter. Help do
your part by contributing food,
clothing or money.
Do it now.
Dash Made From San Diego to
Southern Port and Return
SAN DIEGO. Cal., Dec- 27.
(AP) How the United States
destroyer Farragut steamed out
of the harbor at full speed yes
terday for Ensenada in a thrilling
race to save the life of Leighton
Hope, American vice consul at the
Lower California port was re
vealed today when the warship re
turned to the harbor.
Hope had a stroke of paralysis
Christmas day. His condition be
came so grave it was decided to
move him to San Diego. -Roads
were Impassable- due to recent
storms. There were no merchant
vessels sailing for San Diego.
As a last resort an appeal was
sent to the local naval authori
ties. The Farragut was ordered
to leave port as soon as steam
could 'be got up. The destroyer
clipped off 30 knots an hour dur
ing the voyage to Esenada and
exceeded that speed by two knots
on the return trip.
Captain Raymond' Spear, com
mandant of the Balboa park nav
al hospital said today that Hope
was Testing easily. "
Samuel Ladner, 13, Crushed Under
Loaded Coal 'Truck
PHILADELPHIA, .Dec.' 27.--,(AP
-Samuel Ladner. 13, receiv
ed pair of roller skates tfor
Christmas. Today- he rolled into
a street in. Weet 'Philadelphia" and
was crushed i death under t load
ed cou (jrnck.
Capitol Motors Last Firm to
Be Granted RelWt JGrpiip :
Determined Effort to Eliminate All
,Pumps Expect ed to Take Place
Soon, Is Sentiment of
No more curb pumps will4 'bo
permitted to be erected in Salem,
in case the city council decides to
follow a recommendation made by
the zoning commission at a meet
ing last night. The rommlssion
went on record as being in favor
of granting the Capitol Motors
petition for a curb pump, but will
not favor erecting any more..
The Capitol Motors petition was
in before the commission began
discussing the new policy, so it
was thought only fair to allow it
to go through. All petitions for
such permits coming In the future
will meet a cold reception, how
ever. This action is being taken In an
effort to solve the city's parking
problem, which is rapidly grow
ing more acute, and which is not
solved by the city's : one and two
hour parking restrictions for the
down town district.
Most curb pumps take np curb
space that would park three or
four cars, it was brought "out rat
the meeting, and the large Dumber
of such pumps in the business dis
trict take up parking space that
would hold a large number ot
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A determined effort to prohibit
all curb pumps in the business, dis
trict will be taken at some future
time, it was indicated at the meet
ing. Representatives of several gar
ages owning curb pumps wre
present at the meeting, and point
ed out that the pumps were a
"necessary evil" in the storage
garage business.
Considerable difficulty is en
countered in putting the pumps
inside the building, it was pointed
out, because of limited space and
city ordinances regulating such in
terior pumps.
Several other cities, eepecially
Portland and Sac F.ancisco, have
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Coroner Indicates Bruises and
Finger Prints Found in
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 27.
(AP) Mrj. Bonnie Pace, 26 was
found slain in her home here to
day, with evidence indicating
strangulation. Her husband, Ray
mond Pace, 28, who collapsed aft
er the body was discovered, is in
the general hospital under a police
restraining order. Victor, six.
year old son crt the couple, who is
an invalid, also is in the hospital.
Mrs. Pace's body was found in
a front room on the second floor
of the home, by her husband when
he returned from work this after
noon. His screams attracted
neighbors, who summoned police
and an ambulance. The body was
still warm, neighbors said, when
they reached It. ' . ?
Pace, said that when he en
tered . the house Victor", -who1 was
in bed downstairs called to him'
and said: j ' i c -
"'1 think mamma fell - down
stairs." '
The husband said he investigat
ed and found his wife's body in
the upstairs room, i t !; ?
Dr. C. S. Nelson, deputy .coron
er, who examined, the body," said
he found finger marks on the
woman's throat, and that her face
had been scratched and her body
bruised. There , was no evidence
of robbery. : " . ' . .
Mr. and Mrs. Pace ' separated
early last month, police were told
and Pace, who is a bricklayer was
away untu a lew days hef or
Christmas. ."-'.-. tj r - 1
An effort was being made to
night tcr: locate a'Tnan. who a
neighbor. saUL drove 1 np to the
Pace home; In an automnrfo
llcr In Ihffday. and after" rinciV,-