The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 29, 1926, Page 1, Image 1

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    Hope flop tfie i Rrung T industry In Growers Sha Paclcbrs and
There is
s Getting TgetKer
Are We Going to Allow the Sugar Beet Acreage Campaign to be Abandoned? Suggestions -Are In Ord
rain and snow in east portions; normal
temperatures; southerly gales on the coast.
Maximum yesterday, 5 4 ; minimum, 4 5 ;
river 5.3; rainfall, none; atmosphere,
r cloudy; wind, southeast.
Say this in behalf, of Ma Ferguson: . She
has not threatened to write a book. Louis
ville Times. " -
A Virginia prize Plymouth Rock hen laid
329 eggs in a year. Evidently she never
heard of the five-day week. ,
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Pierce Appears at Kiwanis
Club and Gives Farewell
TsWC to Members
Tliiuk Patterson Should Retain
yuinland, Bragg and Stewart
Says "I Did Not Travel
Fast Enough"
Three Tierce appointees should
be retained by Governor Patter
son, according to Governor Walter
M. Pierce in a farewell speech giv
en before the Kiwanis club at its
noon luncheon (Tuesday.
The three are John Quinland,
superintendent of prison indus
tries, E. E. Bragg, member of the
state industrial accident commis
sion; and James Stewart, special
agent for the state land board.
Bragg was given a large meas
ure of credit 6y Governor Pierce
for his work in bringing state in
dustries under the industrial ac
cident fund. There are now 80
per cent of the state's industries
under this fund, he stated.
Quinland is largely responsible
for putting the prison industries,
una successful basis. Governor
Pierce said. In case Quinland is I
left on the job, the prison will be
come a self-supporting institution
before many years. The per capi
ta cost is now rapidly decreasing
each year.
"I found the prison an idle pen
itentiary, and left it a workshop,"
the governor stated.
Stewart, who has been with the
state land board for the past two
yea, has saved the state $ 100,-OO'fcithat-time
by his work on
a(i V-xVlnK loans from the
"The state ictamll and should
have in it today at least $100,
000.000 instead of the $7,000,000
it now has," the governor said.
"It has been brought down to this
level by fraudulent " administra
tion in the past.
"If we had a man like Jim
Stewart to administer it then, we
would have the hundred million.
"I have been accused of favor
ing my friends. It Is true to a
certain extent- I know my friends
better than I do other men,' and
I carf work with them. I leave
you these three Quinland, Stew
art, and Bragg in hopes that you
will keep them for the good work
they are doing." .
Governor Pierce knowingly
killed his chances for reelection at
the recent election when he vetoed
the irrigation bond measures. He
. (Continued on pace .) ' '
livst Interests of Baseball Jeclar-
cd Behind Exposure of Fixed
FRESNO, Car.. Dec. 28. (AP)
Hubert B. Dutch Leonard to-
niRht issued a prepared statement
outlining his stand on the base
ball scandal which resulted from
his accuastion that Ty Cobb, Tris
Speaker, Smoky Joe Wood and
himself were involved in fixing
and betting on an American
League baseball game played at
Detroit in September. 1919. The
statement was:
"Since this unfortunate affair
was made pnblic by Judge Landis,
I have been continuously urged to
discuss it with representatives of
the press, which I have so far re
fused to do.
"However. Ivfeel -at this time
that because of certain .misstate
ments of the various versions of
the affair, I should emphatically
set right in the minds of the pub
lic several points at issue.
"When I presented in June 1926
in Chicago, my claim against the
Detroit baseball l-lttb to the proper
authorities for damages sustained
by me through loss of salary cov
ering a period of all of years 1922,
1923 and part of 1924, and after
.11 hearing of this claim by
- authorities, ft was deterniln
'that my claim was just and
vaHd. and such claim was' then
settled in fuller
"The . terms of this settlement
were put in writing and a dupli
cate copy of this is in my possess
Jon, 'setting forth the natnre of vrfy
claim and amount that was die
and paid to me, and other details.
"It was on account of this claim
that I received money from the
Detroit Baseball club' and on this
account only. ' , ?
"I never received any money
directly or indirectly, for any let
ters or for any informatlonin my
possession, on me contrary, tl re
Compact Made on Fourth Day
That Survivor Should Eat
Dead Companion
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28. (AP)
Eli S. Kelly, 69 year old fisher
man, gaunt and enfeebled, told
a coroner's jury today a story of
adventure at sea unrivalled here
in many years and was exonerated
of all responsibility for the death
of his companion, James S. Mc
Kinley, 63, strips of whose flesh
Kelly ate to sustain life after the
two had. drifted more than eight
days in a 21-foot boat and the
younger man had died of thirst
and exposure.
Kelly, himself near death, was
picked up on Santa Catalina is
land, where his boat drifted three
days after McKinley's death, and
taken to a hospital. His clothing
hung loosely on his big frame,
for he had shrunk from 210 to
120 pounds since he 'fend McKin
ley set out on their first and last
fishing trip together.
His son, Kelly testified, pur
chased the yawl which had been
a lifeboat aboard the yacht Zane
Grey, novelist. With McKinley's
assistance a motor was installed,
a. license obtained and the two
embarked Dec. 8 from Redondo
When they had reached a point
16 miles from shore the engine
went dead and they were never
able to start it again. The storm,
which developed several water
spouts on Santa Monica bay orr
that day, broke over them before
they were able to hoist sail, and
huge combers deluged the small
"McKinley was a clumsy man
a big fellow, and he couldn't han
dle himself very well." Kelly said
in explaining how his partner had
fallen in the boat and broken one
of the gallon water jars.
'I knew our life depended on
the little water we had in those
jars, but I could not convince Mc
Kinley of that. He drank on the
first day out all but one pint of
the water we carried."
Kelley's description of the days
that followed shocked the jurors.
McKinley insisted upon drinking
salt water, he said.
f'On the third day the old man
went stark mad. I had to fight
him not to hurt him or anything,
but Just hold his hands try to
keep him from hurting me. Twice
he was washed overboard, but 1
reached over and pulled him in.
"After that I guarded the little
pint of water which I had saved.
I'd stick my finger down into it
and rub it across my lips. The
old man was pretty bad then. I
put him in the cabin and he laid
down on some sacks.
"After four days of storm we
' HContinurd on.-. page .)
Immigration Officers to Conduct
. Deportation Hearing
PORTLAND, Dec. 28 (AP)
Immigration officials today ar
rested William Henry Storm,
former first officer on the British
steamer Benalder. who they say.
deserted the vessel here in August.
Storm was arrested with a worn-
an ne sam ne met in Aoeraeen,
Wash.,' when his ship docked
there. They had been living as
man and wife in Portland, R. P
Bonham, Immigration commission
er, said.
Storm was placed in jail pend
ine a hearing and orders for de
portation. He holds master's
papers issued by the British board
of trade and during the war was
in command of an American
Im tor Hoim-m Kx-Kecret.ary Will
Noon Bo Out of Danger
EL PASO. Vexas. Dec. 28
( AP) The condition of Albert B
Fall, former secretary of the in
terior, who is ill at his home here
with pneumonia, was described as
"very good In a bulletin given
out tonight by Dr. H. T. Safford.
The bulletin states that Mr. Fall
appeared to offer "good resist
ance" to the disease, wnicn "in
all ' probability is an influenwf
pneumonia, which has a rather
indefinite course." It is hoped
that within a few days the former
government official will be out of
danger, the .bulletin conciuaea.
One Youth tilled nd Companion
Crippled In Accident
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MARSHFIELD. Dec. 28. ( AP)
John- Whltty, 20, was killed and
Carl i Jacobsonr ; a companion,
crippled when strode by an auto
mobile last night driven by Floyd
Fields on the trestle bridge be
tween the Ferry Slip and East
Sid. ' ",' l
Fields gave as an excuse for the
accident that he was blinded by
mio iiunH AM nnt Rpflithn iors un
til right upon them. Whittcy diod
State Printing of Texts Op
posed by Council of State
I Km-la red Unfair and Inconsistent
With Compulsory Kducation
Act to Compel Parents
to Bay Books
PORTLAND, Dec. 28. (AP)
Free textbooks for Oregon public
students were favored and state
printing of textbooks was opposed
bv the representative council of
the Oregon State Teachers Asso
ciation here today. Permission
for school districts of the first
class to select their textbooks in
dependently of the state texbook
commission wa favored. A text
book commission composed only
of persons resident in school dis
tricts over which the body has
textbook authority was recom
H. E. Inlow, superintendent of
city public schools at Pendleton,
was elected today to the vice
presidency of the teachers organ
ization, and Mrs. Susanne H. Car
ter of Jacksonville, superinten
dent of Jackson county public
schools, automatically advances to
the presidency. She has been vice
president of the past year.
R. R. Turner was chosen ,as
representative on the executive
committee from the state at large
He is superintendent of city
schools at Dalles now on leave of
absence while acting state super
intendent of public instruction.
Four resolutions concerning
textbooks were presented to the
Association of City Superinten
dents. A. C. Hampton, superin
tendent of cltx,scnoojs at Astoria,
and C. A. Howard of Marshfield,
(ConUnnad on par 6.) - ,
Daughter and Son-in-law Leave
After Christmas Visit
ROSEBURG. Dec. 28 ( AP)
Because her daughter and son-in-
law, who had been visiting her
over Christmas, were returning
home to Silverton, Mrs. Dora J.
Regit, 54, a resident of Glendale,
shot herself through the head last
night. She had endeavored to get
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Morey to re
main, but they were unable to do
so. Alter they left she walked
into the bedroom, picked up a re
volver and shot herself through
the head. She is survived by a
widower and the one daughter.
Tennessee Still 3Ienaced as Cum
berland River Overflows
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Dec. 28.
(AP)- Forecast of colder weath
er tonight -and clear skies tomor
row supported hopes that relief
was in sight for flooded areas of
several states where continuous
rains have brought about flood
General rains were followed by
renewed rising of streams in the
basin of the lower Ohio and the
Mississippi river and more exten
sive Inundation along smaller
Chief interest tonight centered
on the .Cumberland and Tennessee
river which have overflowed at
many places bringing distress to
Nashville and Chattanooga and to
inhabitants of the bottom country
in Tennessee and Kentucky.
While these two tributaries of
the Ohio continued to rise-gradually
their crests were expected
to move downstream through to
morrow and Thursday. The low
er Ohio was rising and in Indiana
and Kentucky had overflowed low
grounds in both states and caused
farmers to move livestock and
equipment to safer places. Re
lief measures were being carried
on in Nashville, where the great
est distress prevailed. 'Several
score blocks in the Tennessee
capital remained under water. Po
lice and santitary officials provid
ed shelter for refugees and set up
safeguards against diseases.
The total fatalities attributed
to the southern floods stood to
night at 13, while property dam
age could not be estimated.
High waters on the Arkansas
(Continued on pase 6.)
Crews Wants to Retire From Com
missioner Position
Reports here yesterday indicat
ed that Major Robert Benson Kuy
kendall of Klamath Falls was
being considered by Governor
elect Patterson for the office of
state corporation commissioner to
succeed W. E. Crews.
Major Kuykendall is a graduate
of the Oregon and the Columbia
university law schools. He is a
son of Dr. William Kuykendall of
Eugene. Mr. Crews recently in
formed Governor-elect Patterson
that he desired to retire from pub
lic service soon after January 1.
Pierce to Give Address in
Angeles January 16
Governor Pierce yesterday ac
cepted an invitation to give an
address on Law Enforcement at
Los Angeles January 16. The ad
dress was to have been given by
W. G. McAdoo, but he was called
east recently and will be unable
to keep the appointment.
Present Suit ,Firf t .Started In 1923,
New Filter Plant May
Be Built
According to a decision of the
supreme court yesterday. I), t-.
Minto wins in his suit against the
Salem Water and Light company.
The contention, lasting for several
years, has been over the use of
Minto's Island for a filtration lo
cation. Certain requirements and
definitions of the contracts have
been made by the court and unless
the company meets them it will
be enjoined from use of the island.
The decision was written by Jus
tice Rand and concurred in by the
other justices.
"We are of the opinion, states
the summary of the opinion, "that
the plaintiff is entitled to a decree
enjoining the defendant company
as prayed for in the complaint
herein, unless within, a reasonable
length of time to acquire by pur
chase or condemnation the prop
erty rights exercised in excess of
those granted by easement: pro
vided further that if defendant
does not so elect to acquire the
rights above mentioned and de
sires to change its manner of op
eration so as to conform, in the
light of this opinion, to its deed
of easement, then the injunction
order will be suspended until the
defendant has had a reasonable
time after the water covering the
island has receded, in which to
accomplish such purpose. In the
event that defendant elects to in
stitute condemnation proceedings
it must be done within 60 days
from date of mandate of this
court. As to what constitutes a
reasonable time as specified here
in is a matter for determination of
the trial court."
Paul D. Wallace of the water
company states that at present he
has nothing to say on the matter.
The entire situation will be taken
up immediately by the attorneys
of the company and no doubt a
decision will be reached shortly.
He calls attention to the fact that
according to the opinion of the
supreme court there are three al
ternatives! which offer some solu
tion to the problem. They are
namely: to abide by its contract
and place the filtration equipment
underground, pay D. C. Minto for
(ContfriTied on page 7.)
Silverton Transit Stage Schedule
Under Question
Hearing of the complaint filed
by the Oregon Stages, Portland-
Silverton Stages and the Parker
Stages in connection with the op
erating schedule of the Silverton
Transit Stages, has been set by
the public service commission for
January 3. The hearing will be
held in Portland.
It was alleged that the operat
ing schedule of the Silverton Tran
sit Stages conflicts with the oper
ating schedules of the plaintiff
United States Declared Not
Taking Sides in Southern
Secretary of State Kellogg and
Secretary of Navy Wilbur Be
main Closeted With
President Coolidge
(AP) The trouble in Nicaragua
aroused new reverberations in
Washington today, stirring the
White House to make public ex
planations of its policy and
bringing into sharper definition
the points of controversy between
the administration and its critics.
Replying directly to some of
the protests against the landing
of American forces on Nicaraguaji
soil, the White House spokesman
declared the United States had no
other object than protection of
American life and property., and
was taking no hand as between
the two Nicaraguan factions who
are contending for control of the
Later in the day Secretary Kel
logg of the state department and
Secretary Wilbur of the navy
went hurriedly to the White
House, where they remained
closeted for a long time with
President Coolidge.
The development set in motion
many reports of important devel
opments in the . embattled little
central American republic, but
when the conference was over the
White House and Mr. Wilbur re
mained silent while Secretary Kel
logg said the conversation had re
lated to China.
Meantime the envoy here of the
unrecognized Sacasa government
at Puerto Cabezas sent to the
state department a formal protest
against the operations of the
American forces landed in the
Puerto Cabezas district- Among
other things the protest accused
Rear Admiral Latimer, the Amer
ican naval commander in Nicara
guan waters, of setting up a cen
sorship in violation of the inter
national law.
Both the state and navy depart-
t Continued on paga 4.)
Pendleton Boys Fire at Each Other
While on Hunting Trip
PENDLETON, Ore., Dec. 28.
(AP) A duel, declared by com
panions of the two boys to have
been in fun, ended fatally today
when James Lowary, 16 year old
newsbody, was shot through the
heart and killed by Bob Moyer,
14, of Pendleton. The shooting
took place near this city.
The Lowary boy and two com
panions were hunting rabbits
when they met Moyer and five
other youths. They talked for a
short time and practiced at shoot
ing caps and hats thrown in the
air. The two groups then parted
and when Lowary and his com
panions were about 250 yards
from the other group, the Lowary
boy is said to have fired his small
calibre rifle at the Moyer group.
Moyer returned the,fire and three
shot each were exchanged. Lowary
was killed whenhe stooped to re
load his gui
Moyer ws held for questioning
by the nrosecuting attorney. No
charges have been filed pending
a coroner's inquest to be held to
University President Will Present
Problems Before Board
EUGENE, Dec. 28. (AP)
Recommendations regarding the
solution of the most pressing ad
ministrative problems at the Uni
versity of Oregon will be made by
President Arnold Benpet Hall in a
report before the annual winter
meeting: of the university board of
regents. The meeting will he held
in Eugene on Saturday, January 8.
Details of the questions to be
discussed are not yetaknown as Dr.
Hall is in the east at present and
is not expected to return until
shortly after January 1. It is
understood however that some
means for satisfying the need for
new buildings, especially that of
library space, will be decided on.
The extent to which the legisla
ture will be asked to help the uni
versity will be considered.
:The Times says it has learned
from an authoritative source that
a new grand jury Investigation of
the Aimee Semple McPherson dis
appearance will i bo opened ' here
Thursday. moxnin& ' ' u
Mrs. Samnelson Alleged Libelous
Statements Appeared In News
papers The state supreme court yester
day reversed the decree of Judge
J. U. Campbell of the Clackamus
county circuit court, which award
ed to Mrs. Rosamund Lee Shaw
Samuelson. former Canby. school
teacher, a judgment in the amount
of $1000 against J. R. Vinyard, F.
E. Dodge and H. A. Dedman, mem
bers of the Canby school board.
It was alleged by Mrs. Samuel
son that she had been damaged by
libelous statements published in
the Canby Herald over the signa
tures of the defendants in the suit.
The opinion was written by Justice
Burnett and was concurred in by
other members of the court. "
The records in the case showed
that early in the year 1924 Mrs.
Samuelson, under the name of
Rosamund Lee Shaw, was employ
ed to teach in the Canby schools.
On November 10 of that that year
the plaintiff and Clifford LeRoy
Samuelson, 17 years of age and at
the time one of her pupils, went
to Vancouver, Wash., where tlley
were married. Mrs. Samuelson
gave her address as Seattle, and
was said to have omitted part of
her name from the marriage li
cense to avoid suspicion.
Samuelson and his school teach
er bride later returned to Canby
where she resumed her duties in
the schools. The marriage was not
announced. Sometime later re
ports were circulated in Canby
that Samuelson and the school
teacher had been seen in a drug
store late at night and that their
conduct apparently was not in
keeping with instructor and pupil.
The school board subsequently
launched an investigation, with
the result that Mrs. Samuelson
was discharged from her position.
The statement on which Mrs. Sam
uelson based her suit for damages
later was printed in the Canby
Mrs. Samuelson afterward filed
suit in Clackamas county hi which
she alleged that she had been
libeled by the members of the
school board and asked for dam
ages in the amount of $20,000.
She was awarded a judgment for
$1,000, whereupon the defendant
members of the school board ap
pealed the case to the supreme
Since the suit was tried Mr. and"
Mrs. Samuelson left Canby for
other fields.
Budd Expected to Take Presidency
of Western Pacific
PORTLAND. Dec. 28 (AP)
The Portland Telegram today re
ports a well defined rumor in rail
road circles that Ralph Budd,
president of the Great Northern
railway, will resign early in the
new year and take the presidency
of the Western Pacific, held by C.
M. Levy, who will retire for age.
"Since Arthur Curtlss James of
New Uork, the new financial force
in transcontinental railways, has
become powerful in dictating the
policies of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific, if is said he has
selected Budd to carry out the
Western Pacific expansion pro
gram," said the Telegram.
"One phase of this will be. ac
cording to some railway authori
ties, to extend the Western Paci
fic, in which James is heavily in
terested, from a point in northern
California to Klamath Falls to
meet the Oregon Trunk line car
ried from Bend to the metropolis
of the Klamath basin."
Governor Threatens Martial Law
if Court Action Fails
ATLANTA. Ga., Dec. 28 (AP)
The flogging of Wimberly E.
Brown, an attorney, by a band of
hooded men near Lyons, Ga,., Fri
day night brought from Governor
Clifford Walker today a warning
that martial law will be declared
"if the regular processes of the
courts fall to curb these outrages,"
and Nathan 'Bedford Forrest, head
of the Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan in Georgia, issued a state
ment terming the incident "an un
speakable outrage."
The Winter
Relief Fund
Christmas has passed, but
the cold winter days remain
with us. As long as they are
here the opportunity for work
is greatly lessened. This
means there are and will be
for some time many needy
families. Realizing this fact,
the Salvation Army and The
Statesman have decided to
carry on the Christmas Cheer
work until the spring work
begins. . - f1 .
Clothing and food should be
left with the Salvation Army
and every bit of it will be det
livered to needy people-with-'
out charge. Money contribu
tions should be left with The
.Statesman and every- cent will
'go towards the purchase of
some necessity for a worthy
person. .
Help make someone happy1
and -com fort able today. '
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Bodies of Kansas City Wom
an and Baby Found Slain ,
by Husband
Police at Loss to Find Motive for
Murders or Identity of Fiend
Who Answers Ads of.
Rooms for Rent . . 4
AP) Mrs. Germania Harpin, 28.
and her eight months old baby
were found choked to death here
tonight on the second floor of their
home. The husband of the wom
an, Marions Harpin, is a French
war veteran.
Harpin told police he had re
turned from work at a few min
utes after six, and found the bod
ies of his wife and baby amid the
scene of a terrific struggle in an
upper room.
He called police at once, he
said. Blood hounds were .sum
moned and set upon the trail.
The bodies had been cold seve
ral, hours, it is believed.
It was the second strangling
tragedy here within 24 hours, Mrs.
Bonnie Pace, 2$ was found dead
under similar circumstances, by
her husband, Raymond Pace, when
he returned from work- She had
been choked to death while la an
upper room of her home. A slxy
year-old invalid son was unmo
lested. Police were at a loss to
find a motive for the murder or
the identity of the slayer of Mrs.
. , ,;. ,-
Mrs. Harpin and the baby were
found with pieces of rags bound
tightly about their throats. Btr.
Pace was strangled by means, of
the murderer's hands. In. both
cases the victims advertised rooms
for rent. Police are proceeding :
on the theory that a man inquir.
icg about the rental of a room
gained entrance and then com- "
mitted the murder. ,
The body of Mrs. Pace wa
found in the unused room on th
second floor of her home.
The Harpins came to thfe
United States in March of 1922.
He was a corporal In the Chas
seurs A Pied of the French army
during the war and is the holder
of military medals. He is em
ployed as a structural steel work
er. PORTLAND. Dec. 28. (AP)
The killer of Mrs. Germania Har-
(Oojitiniied oa pg 6.)
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Among Other Decisions Handed
Down May Be Found Water
Plant Losing ,
A decree of the Multnomah
county circuit court awarding
iaTVi1 , ln. the amount of,-;
97.J86.14 in favor of A. Jaloff, .
operator of the Columbia Stages,
and against the United Auto In
demnity Exchange nnri ntdi.. w
fendants, was affirmed by the -state
supreme court here yester-'
day. The opinion was written by
Justice Brown.
The suit originally was filed by
Mr. Jaloff to compel the indemnity
exchange to pay claims for per
sonal injuries in the cases of
Dorothy Wells and Merwin Wells.
who were victims of an accident
involving automobile stages oper
ated by the plaintiff. The acci
dent was said to have occurred on
the CnlnmMa iJ ttm V. f v. - m.
... . uigunuj UO '
tween Portland and Astoria.
The fnsnrance exchange alleged
that the particular car Involved in '
the accident was not covered in
the policy under which the; aulf
tiro a iitavtAd -
- Other opinions handed down by -the
supreme court follow: , ,
Medford Furniture and Hard
ware company, plaintiff and re
spondent, vs M. F. Hanley. de- -fendant
and, appellant? appeal
from Jackson county; action to r
recover goods, wares and mer-v
chandise. Opinion by Justice
Rand. Judgo C: M. Thomas re
versed. Rosemund Lee Shaw Samuelson
vs J. R. Vinyard et al, appellants;
appeal from Clackamas countv.
action to receyer damages. Opin
ion by Justice, Burnett. Judge J.
U. Campbell-Teversod. ' .: -:
State of Oregon vs Loon It. Ed
niunsou. appellant; appeal' from -
Lane county; motion to recall"
mandate and; penult -defendant to '
file cost bill; costs taxes tn onln
lon bT-Jnst.leBj rvHw ,
In relation to will of. Alfred-"""""""
Hough, deceased; appeal . from
Douglas r county: suit to latest "
will.. Opinion" Justice Dean" '