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gNTYSXATH YEAB ' f SALEIREGON,; SUND MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1927 - v , - j : PRICE FIVE CENTS
John Carkin Will Announce
on First Day
CORBETT HEADS SENATE
Xo "Bolahevik" Minority .Cnowa
to Exist to .Scuttle Bills
Sponsored by Majority
PORTLAND, Jan. 1. (AP)
When the 1927 state legislature
conTtnes in Salem a week ' from
Monday.' tbere will! be no sem
blance of an organization tight
and attendant disorder, and from
a precise aa4saaelilne4ike start,
the legislators are expected to
"carry bnw through- fthe 40 day
period to an auspicious close. This,
at least, is the prediction at those
who hare watched the preliminary
groceedings closely,- with an eye
on the present assembly and with
memories of past sessions.
There x Is no "contest for the
president of the4 senate nor for
speaker, of the -house, nor it is
said, is there known, to exist any
"bolsherik' minority out to scut
tle bills sponsored , by the major
ity. f V -
Every member, of the house is
declared to bare pledged bis sup
port to John H. Carkin as speak
er, and about 24 of the 30 sen
ators are said to have taken the
same attitude toward Harry I
Corbett for president of the sen
ate. V , -
TTxjected V influx of law
maA iiato Portland during the
neY.i '"rtn"' days, and the grand
heAHd SalenriLekl QuvAkff is
not giring rise to an unusual
amount jot concern, political, ex
perts say. - - ' - .
In contrast to this spirit, they
point to the hectic delays of 1925,
which marked the zenith of legis
lative excitement in recent years.
The organization of the house
machinery has seemingly struck
a snag, political observers point
out, in the ability of Fred Drager
to serve, as he has done for years,
as chief clerk of the house. So,
for the first time in nearly a doz
en-sessions, tbere may oe a con
test for the office. A similar con
test looms for the post of ser-
geant-at-arms, a position held
since 1909 by Joseph P. Singer.
Rolla Sonthwick. of Salem, in
Portland today, declared he bad
26 pledges for the position. Thir
ty one votes are necessary. , J
Harry L. Corbett, who will be
president of the senate, is now
working over his x committee
placements for the coming ses
sion. While Carkin will probably
have his long list ol committees,
ready for announcement when the
house organizes, Corbett says he
will hold his back until the sec
ond day. : : v --
GUEST AT DINNER
GOVERNOR GIVES AS8LTRAXCE
OP CONTINUED INTEREST
Severs! Voire Appreciation for
Work Done in Promoting
Honoring Governor Walter. M.
Pierce, an informal dinner was
given last night at the Spa, ar
ranged by Dr and Mrs. F. G.
Franklin, and t which Rev. Nor
man K. Tally ; presided as toast
master. : n
The chief topics considered
were the outstanding achieve
ments of Governor Pierce -during
his. administration. - An Interest
ing resume of. the .flax, industry
was given by Robert Dann, , with
glimpse of his experiences in Ire
JaiH j andL -the-high opinion of
lrJna flax experts' for the Oregon
Pti? Both Ire and R 2, Hen-
trep retributed "the present de-
vefopment of the linen industry in
Oregon as directly duo lo thcef
forts and enthusiasm of Governor
Tierce. - v .AS , . ,
f justice O. P. Coshow- ot the Sn
preme Court gave rminiaccheds
oC "political and friendly contacts
with Governor .pierce ; during a
iong acquainlanco, t?- y AfAflp "i
1 Charles ? Alexander, editots of
the Saturday Section of the Al-
bany Dembcrat-Iierald,- and well
known author.- disclosed. ibV In-
ANNIVERSARY OP DEATH OB
SERVED AS HOLIDAY
Ir. Cause Delivers Address Calling;
Attention to Birth, and
Work of Hero .
"Dr. Jose Rizal Mercado was
one of the greatest minds the
world has ever produced," Marcus
Berbano, president of the Salem
Filipino club declared in his open
ing address at the thirtieth anni
versary of the death of the mar
tyred Filipino, leader.
Dr. C. G. Doney, president of
Willamette university, gave the
invocation at the meeting, "held
in -Waller Ha41. The main speech
of the evening was given by Dr.
J. M. Canse, president of the Kim
ball Sohool of Theology. Filipinos
everywhere observe the 29th of
December as their national holi
day, the same date on which Rizel
died in exile through Spanish op
Though few Americans now re
alize it, it was partly through sym
pathy for the Filipinos brought
about first by American apprecia
tion of Dr. Rizal and later by re
alization of the cruelty and sham
of the Spanish administration as
told by Kizal, that led the United
States to concentrate their forces
in Manila and take, possession of
His intellect it was that enabled
him to have contact with leaders
in other countries, and his intel
lect it was that inspired the Fil
ipinos to build up a national
Marcus Berbano, Filipino stu
dent at Willamette, In his address
of welcome said "Dr. Rizal is a
worthy inspiration for us all. Let
us hope that with open minds we
(Cntinad oa pE S.)
GAS BLAST R0CK$ BANK
Windows Shattered in Buildings
Two Blocks Distant
. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1.
fAPl The financial district was
shaken by an illuminating gas ex
plosion in the Crocker First Na
tional Bank building here tonignt.
Windows were shattered in build
ings two blocks away by the ex
plosion -.which destroyed the su
perstructure of the lower floors
in the bank building. In the Sut
ter hotel, (wo blocks distant, 300
windows were broken.
First reports said the explosion
came from sewer gas through the
basement of the bank building.
Later reports said the blast .was
caused by safe blowers. ' Both
these reports -proved erroneous
when police detectives traced the
source to the third floor of the
building where a loose illuminat
ing gas connection was found.
THREE . SLIGHTLY HURT
New Year's Accidents Take Toll;
Several Autos Crash
Three persons slightly injured
were the toll of New Years day
traffic accidents, according to re
ports turned in at police head
quarters. H. V. Compton and a
little girl were cut slighjtly when
their car hit one driven by Herbert
B. Devell of Forest Grove yester
A. W. Inman of Portlnad was
cut about the face when his car
crashed into a tree at South Com
mercial and Owens streets. Inman
tried to pass a car driven by
Charfes Sappenfield of route 6,
but became confused and drove
into the tree.
Several other minor crashes
VETERAN OPERATOR DIES
Telegrapher Succumbs Following
Illness of' Pneumonia
PORTLAND; Jan. 1. CAP)
Alex Craib. for more than SO years
a telegraph operator for the .West
ern Union and in recent years in
charge "of the Bpeclal wire in the
Oregontan office, died here today
following an illness of pneumonia.
He?w-T; years- old.- -
x Funeral seryloes wjll be. held
here Tuesday i morning at 9:30
o'clock at All Saint's church. Itcv.
Father. Cronin will officiate.
five; men: Die IN FIRE
Origin of FIuim Tliat Destro'cd
Boarding Hooso Unknown
' ItANOYER; t Mass. JaO,l.
( AP) Five men, employes of the
Clapp Itubber company bexc. lost
their lives today in f fire; which
destroyed a large boarding houc
near the plant. Four bodies had
been- taken'" torn the ruins- early
tonight, but the flftjj had not been
found. '.The origin ol Itio lire' was
i OIL LEASES
Oratorical duns Boom in Bit
ter Criticism of U. Si
State Department ,
WALL STREET ALSO HIT
Soto y Gama Declares All Latin
America Supports Stand Tak
en Against Northern
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 1 (AP)
Concurrently with the going
into effect of the new petroleum
and land laws, at-midnight. last
night, the chamber of deputies,
during the closing hours of its
midnight session, heard violent
oratorical attacks against; the
United States for ie Mexican and
its Latin-American policies.
There were also bitter criti-.
cisms of the department of state,
unanimous cheers for, President
Calles and his stand against the
"aggressor" of the United States,
declarations that Mexico was
leading the way toward consolida
tion of all Spanish-American peo
ples against the dominations of
the United States, and the asser
tion, amid furious applause, that
"Mexicans may not be successful
dollar chasers . or know how to
practice dollar diplomacy like the
Yankees, but they know how to
die for their honor and against
The first day the new laws were
in effect appears to have passed
without accident. The uncertain
ty of the situation continues un-
(Oontiaaad n ssca
POLtCE TAG MOTORISTS
Washington State Highway-! Pa
trolmen Arrest Over 300
SEATTLE, Jan. 1. (AP)
With orders to tag all motorists
who had not applied for 1927 li
censes, Washington state highway
patrolmen started the New Year
with more than 300 arrests.'
TRAIN KILLS MOTORIST
Brother of Vietjin Only Slightly
Injured in Crash
ELLENSBURG, Wash., Jan. 1.
(AP) Glenn Hughes, 24, was
killed near here today when his
automobile was struck by a North
ern Pacific train. His brother.
Paul, was slightly injured.
I ; :1 ySS' ' ' '1 ;. j1 I Ar'- ' " t;;
GODDESS. QF JUSTICE TOWERS
ABOVE BANK BUILDING
State House 187 Feet; New Struc-
ture only 145 Feet Accord-!
'tag to Report
Which is Salem's tallest build
ing? Is It still the state house
always prominent on the skyline,
or the new First National Bank
building. now looming so sturdily
downtown t .
Inauiry yesterday seemed to in
dicate that ,the. capital still tops
everything In the city -by 42 feet.
A sursprising fact is that the
gilded Goddess of Justice who
stands high above the ' halls of
justice below he in the Marion
county courthouse is able to look
across the level coping of the new
bank building. Able to Hf she
could but see. Justice, however,
sometimes said to be blind.' s
blindfolded so that she may weigh
evidence impartially. j "
T. A. Livesley, Salem's mayor
elect and owner of the new bank
building, said that a level placed
on the coping along the roof of
the highest part, showed that the
Courthouse statue was just as
high as the coping. Of course, the
statue stands atop the clock tower
several floor-heights above the
The line of the level projected
toward the state capitol building
struck on the dome. The ground
elevation of the capitol is several
fet higher than that of the bank
building. George Dunsford. superintend
ent of buildings for the state, said
that he understood that the high
est point of the capitol building4
was 187 feet above the ground.
MThe bank building is said to be
45 feet above the street.
FLIERS ARRIVE ' SAFELY
Fifth Ieg of Good-Will Houtli Am
erican Flight Completed
SALINA CRUZ. Mexico, Jan. 1.
(API Making a perfect landing
inside the breakwater of Salin'a
Cruz, notwithstanding a terrific
gale from the north, the-Pan-Am-erican
fliers finished the fifth leg
of their good-will flight at 12:48
o'clock this afternoon. They made
the 150 miles flight across the
Isthmus of Tehauntepec In one
hour and fifteen minutes.
The five planes left Minatitlan,
near " Puerto, Mexico, under per
fect weather conditions, but on
topping the low divide of the isth
mus they found themselves in the
midst of strong winds, which made
their passage hazardous.
Salina Cruz, the day's objec
tive, was covered with clouds of
dust, but the planes circled for
only a moment and landed Jn the
water and taxied up the beach.
REST YOU, MEKRY GENTLEMEN!
UNIFORM TRAFFIC SIGN ONE
FEATURE OF SYSTEM
Main Routes of Government High
ways Will Bear Numbers in
Multiples of Ten
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. (AP)
-r-Approval of the final location of
the United States system of high
ways by the federal government
and by all of the states, was an
nounced today by the bureau of
public roads. It consists of ap
proximately 80,000 miles of the
most important roads and em
braces ten transcontinental routes
east and west and as many through
routes north and south.
The work of designation has
been under way, almost a year and
was finally approved by the Amer
ican Association of State Highway
officials in November. The pur
pose of designating the final lo
cation was to establish a main
system of highways for the. na
tion, the unimproved sections of
which would be given priority in
improvement, and to eliminate
confusion as to route designation,
marking and safety signs.
A route numbering system by
which all east and west routes bear
even numbers and north and south
routes odd ones, is expected to
assist tourists in following through
highways. Standard route num
ber signs, danger, caution and di
rectional signs to add to the safe
ty and convenience of travelers
have been adopted by all the
states. Twenty-two states already
have their United States highways
completely marked, 14 have par
tially completed the work and six
which have not yet started, and
the work will be completed with
in a year.
The main highways will bear
numbers in multiples of ten, the
transcontinental routes being
numbered 10, 20, 30, etc., and the
north and south routes 1, 11, 21,
etc. These through routes have
other routes, reaching practically
all the larger cities and serving
every section of the country.
FIVE DROWN IN LAKE
People Returning From Dance
When Accident Occurs
NELSON, B. C, Jan. 1. (AP
Five residents of Arrow Park,
on the west shore of upper Arrow
lake, were drowned early today
when the boat In which they were
returning from a New Year's Eve
dance from East Arrow Park,
across the lake, capsized.
The party consisted of Mrs.
Daniel Rogers, Sarah Rogers, six;
Mary Kelly, 20; Fanny Graham,
19, and Albert Marslund, 27, who
was rowing. The body of Mrs.
Rogers has been recovered.
7-7 TIE SCORE
BY LATE RALLY
Blocked Punt Gains Touch
down for Crimson Tide in
Final Period of Game
CARDINALS SCORE EARLY
Series of Fumbles Wrecks Stan
ford's Chances of Victory in
Annual East-West Foot
ROSE BOWL, PASADENA, Cal.
Jan. 1. (AP) Alabama's Crim
son Tide, the pride of southern
gridirons, battered long and with
out defeat the Stanford dyke un
til within four minutes of play
here today, then rolled into bril
liancy at a lucky break and tied
Palo Alto's chances of victory into
a hopeless knot with a 7 to 7 tally.
The Stanford Cardinal started
scoring in the first quarter, failed
to register again, but beat off ev
ery attack launched by Alabama
until Wilton attempted to punt in
the dying moments of the game.
The punt was blocked by Wins
lett and rolled back to Stanford's
14 yard line, where Wilton re
covered it himself, but it was
fourth down. Alabama took the
ball and in five bucks sent it over
the goal line. Caldwell's toe con
verted and the score was even.
The remaining two minutes of
(Continued on paes 5. )
QUICKSILVER MINE SOLD
One of the Largest Deals in
Southern Oregon. Consumated
EFOKbr " JanTL - ( AP )
The sale of the War Eagle Quick
silver Mine, located in the Beagle
district, to a group of Chicago
syndicates headed by W. Earle
Phinney, president of the Draper
& Steeves company of Chicago,
was completed yesterday, accord
ing to an announcement here. The
purchase price was not announced.
It is one of the largest mining
deals in the history of southern
The purchasing interests will
form a company to be known as
the Medford Reducing and Refin
ing Company, Inc., at $2,000,000.
Negotiations for the purchase
have been under way for nearly
a year, through. Attorney Porter
J. Neff of this city.
The mine was operated during
the war by local interests, who
suspended operations when the
price of quicksilver dropped to
S45 a flask.
MURDER SUSPECT HELD
Man Disappeared From Scene of
Slaying of Kirkland Glri
SEATTLE, Jan. 1. (AP) Af
ter a hunt over more than a thou
sand miles, Owen Griffith, 33, was
jailed here today as a suspect in
the slaying of Letitia Whitehall,
14 year old Kirkland girl, nea
Seattle Oct. 30.
Griffith, reported to have dis
appeared from the neighborhood
of the killing shortly before' the
girl's body was found Nov. 14,
followed in circles around the
state which finally led back to
Seattle. He was held on an as
sault charge in lieu of 15,000 bail.
Statements that he appeared
hatless at a ranch about the time
of the girl's disappearance, that
he usually wore one and that, a
hat was seen in Sammamlsh
slough where the girl's body was
discovered, were held as import
ant Information by officials.
MEXICANS SEIZE CHURCH
Buildinir Owned By Methodist
Episcopal Foreign Mission
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. (AP)
State department officials have
been advised of the seizure by the
Mexican government of a building
owned by an American 'Protestant
church, but they are of the opin
ion that nothing in a diplomatic
way can be done about it, for the
present at least.
The building, the i property of
the Methodist EptecopaV Missions
of the south, is at Piedras Negras.
Coahuila, and was closed last Feb
ruary" tinder the ,Iaw ' forbidding
foreigners to teach: religion,
Notification of the seizure was
printed in El'Diario Official the
gazette of S the. Mexican' govern-
ment, a copy of which has been
YMC A NEW YEAR'S
OPEN HOUSE HELD
Livesley- Speaks on Work of Or
ganization for Year; Other
A crowd estimated at 2500 peo
ple swarmed the YMCA gymnas
ium lobbies and club rooms dur
ing the whole of yesterday after
noon and evening to attend the
organization's New Year's day
open house. Three separate pro
grams were held, beginning a 2
p. in, and lasting until about 10
The program in the main lobby
consisted of a radio broadcast of
the Stanford-Alabama football
game, a concert by an orthophonic
loaned by Moore's Music House,
and evening musical program and
A greeting speech was given by
O. P. Coshow, state supreme court
justice. T. A. Livesley, who will
become mayor of Salem Monday
night, gave an address in which
he told of .what the organization
could do in the coming year. Dr.
13 L. Steeves also spoke.
A program for children was
given in the boys' lobby. Refresh
ments were also served there. The
lobby was decorated with flowers
furnished by C. F. Breithaupt and
A. G. "W alker.
The swimming program opened
with a water polo game between
selected teams of newsboys. The
YWCA girls, , under direction of
Mrs. Marjorie Merriott, gave a
(Continued on pace 4.)
WINE AND iBEER SOUGHT
Missouri Democrat Announces
Drafting of "Wet" Measure
WASHINGTON. Jan. 1. (AP)
Repeal of the prohibition
amendment and modification of
the Volstead law to permit the
sale of light wines and beer will
be - sought by ' Bepresentattrja
Coe'B'randemocrat " Missouri la
new member of the house. He an
nounced today that he had drafted
measures providing for both, and
also intended to join the "wet
bloc" In thi? house.
Another democrat, Representa
tive Celler, of New York, let it be
known that he will introduce a
bill to give physicians unlimited
authority to prescribe medicinal
whiskey. He said he was prompt
ed to do so by the recent supreme
court decision upholding the right
of congress to place limitations on
the number of prescriptions a doc
tor may issue. .
Cochran, whose home is in St.
Louis, said he wanted a constitu
tional amendment legalizing beer
and wines, but though ratification
should be. by nation-wide popular
vote instead of by legislatures and
conventions. . j
POSSES SEEK MURDERER
Officers Attribute Shooting to
Feud Between Bootleggers
BIG TIMBER, Mont., Jan. 1.
(AP) -James Roberta. 38. was
shot and killed today s he sat on
his bed in his cabin. Sheriffs
posses . of three counties are
searching for Henry Hunt, who is
alleged to have done the shooting.
Officers attribute the shooting to
a bootleg war.
AUTO ACCIDENT FATAL
Garage Man Survived by Widow
and Nine Year Old Daughter
SANDY, Ore., Jan. 1. (AP)
Ralph Johanson,. 32, garage man.
was killed instantly this morning
when an automobile be was driv
ing overturned. .Ralph McKlnney
of Estacada, who was with Johan
son was not seriously! injured:
Johanson Is survived by his widow
and a nine year old daughter.
COAST STORM REPORTED
Sixty. -Four. Mile .Wind-. Lashes
Shore at North Head Station
' PORTLAND, Jan. -lr-(AP)
With the sea rough and ;rain fall
ing at North Head storm warn
ings were tonight Ordered - dis
played along, the Oregon coast. A
sixty four miie wind was reported
blowing at the North Head station
at 8 o'clock.
FALL REPORTED BETTER
Former -Secretary; of , Interior Re
covering - From Pneumonia- r
. EL ; PASO, Texas. " Jan.- L
(AP) Former Secretary of the
Interior ' A. B. Fall, who was
stricken with pneumonia at Ids re
turn home, here is; rapidly improv
ing aid a bulletin Jssned-tonight
by his physician,? Dr. II.. T. Sat-
rr . - J i . ,
Fifty Shocks Center, in Cal
exico , and Mexicali
MANY SLIGHTLY INJURED
Radio Reports Indicate Heavy
Swells Prevent Steamer's
Passengers He turning
CALEXICO, Cal., Jan. 1. -(AP)
Martial law followed New
Year's hilarity across the interna
tional border here today when the
first of a succession 'of more than
fifty earthquake shocks centering
in Calexico and Mexicall . caused
damage estimated at more than .
$2,000,000 throughout the entire
Imperial valley, in the United
States and Mexico. . .
Governor Aberlardo Rodlquez, ,
of Lower California, declared mar
tial law In Mexicall which, with,'
Calexico shared the heaviest dam-
!)7A f!wprnri-HftAimor nntafd
closed, all saloons in the city until
futher notice. The sale of llquer ,
was prohibited during the crisis.
Chief of Police Joe Hard wick of
Calexico, where damage was
placed at between $500,000 and
$750,000, prepared late today to
guard business "places! against
plundering. Orders were Issued to
.... . . , , .
. Members of the. Calexico cham- -
ber 'nf pnmmo.mA rallftit ft mMtlni'
this afternoon to plan the Immed
iate rehabilitation of the damaged .'
sections of , the city. ' , : . ; T
NodTejaJtbersVlxeported ' fronr
any of the valley towns reported
shaken by the series of quakes
that continued until afternoon.
uozens oi persons were siignuy
cut or bruised by taping debris,
subterranean rumblings' were
heard, almost constantly this after
noon in Calexico but earth shocks
were of diminishing Intensity.
Fire added to the damage
wrough ,by the tremors In Mexi- 1
call. The Aztec Brewery -was vir
tually destroyed with an estimated .
loss of $250,000. Fire -followed-the
first earth shocks. Dozens of
adobe houses - cntmbled to dust
with the initial shocks.. .
Breakage of Mexican's "water
mains frustrated attempts of fire-
(Contisaed on pars 4.)
VISITORS -isHAKE , ;
IX)REIGN DIPL03IAT1C CORPS
HEAD LINE OF GUESTS
President and Wife Welcome Two
Year Old Child to tlio Re- r
WASHINGTON, Jan. l.i-(AP)
'Washington's chief 'social event
of the year, ' the New Year's White
House reception.' ..wgs held today .
under ideal conditions, the cere
mony affording one oft the most'
colorful and ' picturesque, scenes,
ever witnessed at the executive
mansion. : -.-. : -.-,vl .
The reception was notable, not
so much because of the attendance
which was smaller than had. -been .
expected, but because of the large
number, of government 'officials,'
diplomatic- and other personages
present and for - the gorgeousness
of the decorations,-which eclipsed
all those in the memory of White '
House attaches. '. ' ' - ? ; -'' .
For nearly two hours and a halt
the pcesfdent and Mrs. Cool id ge
stood in the blue room greeting
their callers. Before ' luncheon f
1,000 cabinet members, diplomats, '
members f the1 judiciary and con
gress, armyv navy and marine'
corps l' officers, heads'of various ;
government bureaus, 'members of
patriotic and civic - organizat ions
and their wives filed down -'the
receiving line. . 1 ' -'--
Early In. the afternoon the doors '
of ' the executive mansion . were
thrown open to the public, " and
for" 50 minutes the chief executive .
and his : wife" Bhook -hands and ex-
changed Uew year greetings " with ;
al I , comer s. ' .: ' C f ' - V -' ! y ' ' ' ':
Counting' those;4" "who attended ?
the Jiiorning reception." ?.l 8 6 men,:
women and ' children were receiy- ;
ed during the day- one; less than ,
the -total , last year.. The largest
crowd ever to attend such a func- .
lion was in 1?2, when President
and . Mrs. Harding greeted more
1 1 . .
-v'.. lCaUittfi(i fia i-Z' -J-t,
received fterej, ,