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WEATJIER FORECAST: Unsettled and
mUd with rains, moderate easterly winds
on. coast. Maximum yesterday 44; mini
mum, 42; river, 11; rainfall, .38; atmos
phere, eloudy; wind, northwest.
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Washington Arms Parley
Held -"Dismal Failure" by
COOLIDGE PLAN OPPOSED
i -oust ruction of IJght Cruisers
iiikI Klevation of Guns oh
tiaUleKhipe Urged lty
N. Y. Ieiuoerafc-
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. (AP)
-Tti $324,000,000 naval appro
priation bill began its passage
through the house today with
shoals in view ahead and the
barometer hovering at the storm
Ct-noral debate on the measure
rpntered about contentions, that
the Washington arms conference
had proved a "dismal failure"
which should no longer be em
ployed1 as a guide in navy build
ing, and that President Coolidge's
foreign policy should not be sup
ported at the coat of a weakened
naval defense. v
As debate progressed a,., widen
ing' tendency appeared among
member to disregard the presi
dent's adHce to forego for the
present an appropriation for con
structing threeXruier whose" au
thorization will elpeire'neit- July
unless funds are provided mean
while. . N
The tendency took definite form
in a private, announcement by
Representative Tilson, the repub
lican leader, that he was -considering
an amendment tov provide con
struction" founds Immediately. lie
i id he had diseussed the ques
witn Mr. CooUdge and that
te president's attitude that the
cruiser-construction should be de
layed pending possible further in
national15 disarmament conferences
was unchanged, . ; '-,:;.. !
Representative French, republi
can, Idaho, in charge "of .the bill,
pointed to -the president's wish
but the .recommendation found
little support on the floor. Reply
ing to Mr. French's argument that
the house should follow the judg
ment of the "chief executive who
is responsible for our foreign re
lationship," Representative Black,
democrat. New r York, , declared
that "We cannot saddle the re-
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SUPK RI ; TKN DENTS ENTER
T. I X K D AT NORMA Ij
Wdder of Clackamas Electetl
IVsidcnt; WUIa of Polk
' ounty school superintendents
who have been holding their an
nual meeting in Salem for the past
vt'tk. yesterday went on record
favoring passage of a bill at the
nvxt session of the legislature fix
ir.j? he minimum annual salary
o: these officials at $2,000. Sal
aries in excess of f2,000 would be
bused on school enrollment.
.The salary bill will be prepared
b Fred Peterson, superintendent
of schools for Klamath county.
It was argued that the present
.schedule of salaries" is unfair in
that one official receives only $400
a year and conducts his office as
a side issue. Mdst of the super
nuendents receive from $1500 to
SlhOO a year.
The superintendents also voted
in favor of shifting the meeting
of the representative council of
i!h State Teachers' association
tonvention in Portland from the
first to the third day, of the ses
sion. This recommendation was
submitted to the county superin
tendents by a committee headed
by F. W. Crites of Hood i River
county. - .
t - rislation providing for the
button of school funds on the
of the number of elementary
, ers in a district instead of
on the school census, also may be
sought when 'the lawmakers, meet
in Salem next week. This recom
mendation had the indorsement of
a committee headed by J. ( Alton
Thompson.' superintendent ef, De
schutes county schools. J It was
claimed that Ihis .distribution
would be more adequate j and
Wuldj favor those district, "having
enly a few persons' of school ages:
Brenton Vedder of Clackamas
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Breeders Meet at 11. the
areeqers lyieet. at ii . the
TO U. S. BANKERS
EX-SERVICE MAX SEEK LOANS
Reports Indicate But Pew Banks
Honoring Veterans Bonn . .
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. (AP)
T" 1 . I . .
i American region took a
hand today in the controversy over
loans to war veterans on their
bonus certificates and an appeal
went out to the bankers of the
country to adopt a liberal polfcy
At the same time Mrs. Edith
Nourse, Rogers, the Massachusetts
representative, who has been
prominent in welfare activities
among former service men, intro
duced a bill to authorize the veter
ans' bureau director to loan money
on the certificates.
The American Legion move was
ir-ade by John Thomas Taylor,
legislative representative here,
who in a telegram to Melvin A.
Traylor of Chicago, president of
the American Bankers' associa
"We appeal to you as the head
of the American Bankers' associ
ation to remind your members
that they should not so soon for
get the sacrifices of these men
eight short years ago, from which
your members, among others, were
Taylor, in his message, said that
"reports from all parts of the
country show that comparatively
few loans are being granted by
banks on adjusted service certifi
cates and that in many instances,
banks are refusing these loans al
together. "Under the law," the telegram
continued, "there is more than
ample money in the treasury to
protect loans on certificates, the
veterans bureau now having $320,
000,000 reserve for their redemp
tion. This disposes of the ques
tion of safety.
"The federal reserve banks are
required, under the law to re
discount such loans made by the
banks, so this disposes of the
question of whether the bank of
ficials of the nation are. willing
to sacrifice a little time and trou
ble in behalf of the men who free
ly gave on the average nearly a
year. Qf their - tie' to the colors
eight years ago.
. . "Unlike the making of these
loans, this sacrifice of time on the
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JERSEY CLUB TO MEET
Rlioten and Lee Represent Marion
County Clubs Today
The annual meeting of the Ore
gon Jersey Cattle club will be held
in Salem today at the Chamber of
Commerce rooms at 11 o'clock
Ther,e will be a lunch at the Jdar
ior. hotel at noon. Considerable
important business is. to come be
fore this meeting. Each county
club in the state is entitled to two
representatives, the two chosen
for Marion county being E. A.
Rhoten, Salem, and C. K. Lee of
Silverton. D. O. Woodwor'th of
Albany is president and C. S.
Prown ot Shedd is secretary.
COURT CONSIDERS BILLS
Proposed Legislation to Simplify
Present Judicial System
Members of the state supreme
court will go to Portland early
Friday where they will attend a
meeting of the . Oregon Judicial
council. The. council has under
consideration a large number of
bills which will be considered at
the next session of the legislature.
The purpose of this proposed
legislation is to simplify the judi
cial system in operation In this
O ' iuoeitud pm s?
The agricultural supply bill was
passed by the senate.
General debate on the naval
appropriation 6ill begun in the
A $2-18,000,000 surplus for the
first half of the fiscal year was
announced by the treasury.,
Veteran bureau loans to former
service' men on! their bonus certi
ficates was pr6posed in the house.
The right of the senate to exer
cise unlimited . power in passing
on the qualifications of members
was challenged in connection with
the Smith, and Gould cses
The. senate called for informa
tion from the treasury regarding
poison alcohol; Repry tentative
Under hill denied charges (hat con
gress members flrs Via fses3t".l
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I SM CASE
Company Contends Public
Service Commission Has
No Right to Regulate
IMPOSE FINE OF $100
Company Notified to Comply With
Ijiw Passed in November; Hate
of Three-quarter Cent Per
Passenger Mile, Charged
Whether the public service com
mission can control vehicles car
rying passengers from one state to
another will be tested in circuit
court here, following notice of. ap
peal filed by. Bert Haney, counsel
for (J, ,A. Blair, who was fined
$100 yesterday by Brazier Small,
justice of. the peace, on a Charge
of failure . to take out a public
service commission permit for
driving an interstate stage.
Blair is a driver for the Tri
State Stage company, a subsidiary
to the Pickwick stages, which car
ries passengers from Portland to
The company contends that the
public service commission has no
right to regulate this stage line,
as it carries no local passengers,
but. only those going from one
state to another.
The Pickwick stages comply
with all the requests of the public
service commission, officials said
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PREPARE FOR SESSIONS
Committee Rooms Ready, Me
chanics Intall Telephones
Plans for the 1927 legislature
which ; convenes in Salem nexJLLiuxtued to nearly three times In
Monday, are proceedTng satisfac
torily, according to announcement
made by Sam A. Kjoxeir, secretary
of state and custodian of capitol
Both the senate chamber and
house of representatives have
been renovated, and desks, chairs
and other equipment is in place.
Distribution of supplies will get
under way tomorrow. The usual
number of committee rooms have
been provided. '
Crews of mechanics are busy in
stalling telephone booths, special
newspaper telegraph wires and
other electrical equipment neces-
Bflrv frit ihm (.ftnuonfnnr.n n lhA!
legislators and the press. Assign
ment of seats in the house and
senate was completed last week.
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Prunel'G rowers at 1:30 at the Salem Chamber of Commerce Toc'si;
Hrune growers at 1:30 at the Salem Chamber of Commerce i pcny
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SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNINC, JANUARY. 5,
TRACE OF YOUTH
TRACKS LOCATED ABOUT
MILES FROM: CAMP
Other Boy Rescued Monday Sns
taincd Broken Rib in Fall
on Mountain Side
PORTLAND, Jan. 4. (APJ
Hope that Leslie Brownlee, 20,
lost on Mount Hood's icy slopes
since last Saturday noon, is alive
and will be rescued to - save his
life, was flashed over the telephone
wires from Government Camp,
headquarters of the searchers, to
night following authentic reports
from experienced men that tracks
had been foupd three and one half
miles from the camp.
That the tracks were left by Em-
prints from beaver tail shoes, such
as the missing youth wore, made
the outlook for him all the bright
er. The tracks, were found by
Berne Ketchum and Otto George
of Portland and George Cooper
and OrvilletThompson of Hood
River. A party of searchers fol
lowed the trail immediately, the
report said. The members took
with them skiis and snow shoes
pud full equipment.
Calvin White, 1G, who was lost
on the mountain at the same time
browniee disappeared, was rescuea
last night. He suffered from a
broken rib, received in a fall, and
from cold and exposure.
POSTAL RECEIPTS GAIN
Knrrar ttliows Increase to be Over-
Kii.-t.MM in Past Year
Postal receipts in Salem have
increased practically seven times
over in the past 20 years, figures
made public yesterday by . John
F. Farrar, postmaster, indicate.' ,
The increase for 1926 over 1925
is $23,5S9,20, or an increase in
percentage of over 12 per cent.
The total receTpts fot 1925 wvere
$194.32C.30, and for 1926 were
Back 20 years ago in 1906 Sa
lem's postal receipts were only
years laLV, in 1916. They i0LlRB0YS TO RALLY
value to $92,658.97 for that year,
Parcel post was introduced in
J 913. The ratio of increase from
1916 to 192C is not thre times,
but it is enormous, a difference of
$125,256.59 in favor of 192C.
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Also reservations from Cor
vallis, Albany and other
towns, coming in for "Magda"
tomorrow night, at The Elsi
nore. Prospects for a jammed
NEW YEARNS CARDS COME
IC stew nr
FAVORS NEW LAW
WOULD .PROHIBIT .SMOKING
IN LOGGING OPERATIONS
Recommend Special Tax Drafted
By Special Reforestation
The State Board of Forestry
tiedinto the reforestation question
at their all-day meeting here yes
terday and also adopted proposals
that they claim are needed to put
ribs into the forest laws of the
The Tegular members of the
board were present except C. E.
Spence, representing the farmers
on the board, said to be ill, and
D. F. Johnson of Wallowa, repre
senting forest grazing interests.
In addition the board had the ex
pert advice of Tom Talbot of the
United States forest service.' Tal
bot is an expert on law enforce
ment. Since the government relies
on state laws the service is thor
oughly interested in Oregon's for
The board agreed to recommend
fhe special tax law drafted for the
reforestation commission appoint
ed by the president of the senate
and the speaker of the house at
the laSt legislature.
This law would immediately put
into effect a flat guaranteed tax
of five cents an acre on all classes
of timber land whether rich or
poor. In addition timber land
owners would pay a gross revenue
yield tax "of 12 per cent when
they cut their crop.
No contracts would be entered
into under this law until 1929.
After that time timber land own
ers would contract with the state
to receive the benefits of the low
tax during growth of the timber.
The reason for delaying the issu
ance of contracts is to allow room
for ehangesin the proposed bill
after federal reforestation taxation
hearings now going on are con
cluded. The chairman of the board was
asked to communicate with Pro-
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Ministers and YMCA Cooperate in
. Plans for March Meet
A county rally for older boys
will be held in March, it was de
cided at a meeting of 20 ministers
from Marion county held yester
day it the YMCA to devise plans
for cooperation with the Marion
The ministers also decided to
support Comrade Pioneer, and
Friendly Indian clubs in each
town, start a training class for
boys workers, and to send gospel
and deputation teams to various
towns in the county.
The training class will be held
each Monday night. Professor R.
M, Gatke of Willamette university
Between Eight and Twelve
Men Missing When Pitch 1
FIRE APPARATUS CALLED
Captain Thrown to Floor by Ex
plosion. Dashes to Deck and
Orders Crew and Workmen
in Sight Overboard
BALTIMORE, Md- Jan. 4
(AP) Between eight and twelve
men were missing and 23 were
injured after an explosion late to
day which ignited a cargo of pitch
aboard the French barque Riche
lieu at a Baltimore and Ohio rail
road coal pier in Curtis bay. Five
of the missing and two of the in
jured were members of the ves
sel's crew. The others were for
the most part negro dock workers.
Six French naval cadets, attached
for training to the Richelieu, were
reported by Captain Jules Cornec,
the ship's master, to be safe. The
Richelieu carried, a crew of 4 6.
Paul, Maguerez, in charge of
workmen trimming pitch in num
ber 3 hatch, where the blast oc
curred, finished ivbrk and led 20
men from the hatchway a few
moments before flames leaped
from the opening. His crew was
at first believed to have been
trapped in the hold. The missing
men tonight were believed to be
somewhere in the ship's interior,
which was a seething mass of
All available fire apparatus and
ambulances were called from Bal
timore and private automobiles
were pressed into ambulance serv
ice. The Richelieu was a 3000 ton
four masted barque, 323 feet long
with beam of 27 feet. She docked
at Curtis bay from Brest last week
and was loading pitch for Lauri
The explosion occurred in hatch
No. 3 where workmen were trim
ming pitch. Captain Cornec said.
The captain was in his cabin di
rectly above the hatch and was
thrown to the floor by the blast.
He immediately dashed upon the
deck and ordered his crew and all
workmen in sight overboard. No
bodies had been taken from the
ship early in the evening, but
firemen were able to approach
the hatchway where the workmen
were believed to have been caught.
BECKE TAKES CHARGE
Kiwanis Committee to Audit
Books of Organization
Karl G. Becke, newly elected
president of the Kiwanis club,
took over the duties of his office
at the noon luncheon Tuesday.
Brief speeches were made by
Becke, Ed Schunke, retiring pres
ideht, ahd by C. B. McCullough,
who was president in 1925.
An auditing committee to go
over, .the! books for last year was
appointed by President Becke. It
consists 1 of G. Ed. Ross, T. M
Hicks, and W. I. Needham, the
newly elected secretary.
PRUNE GROWERS MEET
Discuss ! Plans for Cooperation,
Marketing 3Ian Here
A prune meeting for,all growers
of Marion county Is scheduled for
1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the
Salem Chamber of Commerce. Ri
H. KIpp, marketing agent of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce,
and C. J. Hurd, marketing spe
cialist of OAC, will (be the speak
ers. Plans for cooperation between
growers and packers will be dis
cussed. - j . ' :-
BEAN ELECTED CHAIRMAN
Ostrander to Succeed Him: After
i . Bemag one xear
Louis E. Bean, who Monday as
sumed his duties as af member of
teH public service7 commission,
yesterday was elected chairman of
that , body. - He will serve Jn this
capacity one year when he will lie
succeeded by", Edward Ostrander.
H. H. Corey -Is the third member
of the commiasiotti . :
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DR. OLSEN INSTALLED AS
. KING BING LAST NIGHT ,
Seven Candidates Initiated Into
. Order; Former Officers
Are Guests .
Never in all the 14 years the
Cherrlans have existed have they
put on so successful a banquet, in
itiation, and crowning of the new
King Bing as they did at;the party
last night, according to reports
given out following the festivities.
In accordance with a vote taken
last month, women were permit
ted to enter the sacred throne
room, and many members' wives
were present to watch Harley
White, retiring King Bing, place
the crown' and robes on the person
of Dr. O. A. Olsen, the new mon
Entertainers were brought from
Portland specially for the occas
ion, including the Portland quar
tet, banjo players, and dancers.
Seven candidates for initiation
were brought into the room, in
chains, and were-placed In cages,
to permit the guests to see their
grotesque costumes. They were
J H. Maden, B. E. Sisson, Harold
Eakin, ,T. A. Windishar, Saul S.
Janz, Milo Rasmussen and Lew
Harley O. White, retiring Kmg
Bing, made a speech ot greeting
to the women present.
A trip to the Portland rose fes
tival and another to the southern
psrt of the state are features pro
posed for the coming ' year's pro
gram, said King Bing Olsen.
A pair of Pendleton blankMs
were given to the retiring King
Ping in appreciation of his work.
Hal D. Patton, former King Bing,
made a short address, as did Chas.
Dick of Portland, one df the earli
elt kings of the Bing dynasty.
"If I ever get enougji money to
retire I will come back to Salem
to live," said Dick. "I never had
so much fun as I did here. The
Cherrlans have kept their strength
better than any other organization
in the state."
Other former King Bings pres
ent were J. C. Perry. Milton I.
Meyers, W. M. Hamilton, Harley
O. White and P. E. Fullerton.
APPOINT COUNCIL BODY
Thorough Investigation of Situa
tion to Be Made Soon
Upon George Wenderoth, W. W.
Rbsebraugh, and S.,E. PurVine of
the city council rest the problem
of solving the sewerage and drain
age problem of that part of Salem
affected by high water in Mill
creek. ' .
A complaint was made by rep
resentatives of residents In the
southeastern part of Salem at the
council meeting Monday night.
Mayor T. A. Livesiey . yesterday
appointed the above special com
mittee to Investigate the condi
tions, find a. solution, and jreport
to the council. 1
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factory , condition was caused hy
the restricted flow of Mill creek
and that clearing of the channel
would lower the high water level
causing the condition. i
CALLES TO TAKE ACTION
Mexico to Check Applications For
Oil Lease Rights '
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 4 (AP)
President Calles ; tonight in
structed the department of indus
try and commerce to furnish the
attorney general with the names
ot individuals or companies which
have not applied for ratification
of their rights under the petrol
eum and land laws, so that he
may take action.
The Statesman '
Old1? pioneers and Indian
f ighters will have a chance to
live the old days over again
for one hour Thursday I'aft-.
ernoon, at .2 o'clock , at the
Capitol ; theater aft4 naTiea
'and refreshments afterwards
. The occasion is the , S tates-
man's free matinee and tea for.
pioneers. The .picture is
! "The Flaming Frontier," con- j.
.-ern pictures ever produced' ' '
f The party will he free to all I
who, were born In or came to
the Oregon . country : before
; 1870. ' .The Statesman and the
managements J of the; Capitol 5
: theater and Gray Belle are h I
'operating In , arranging the
party. 1 " v v -
;, A Arrangements are J. being
s made to obtain' transportation;
I for the, pioneers to' and from'
the party.', Further details
I will be : given . . in ; :Thursday'
morning's paper, ''i-''
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per of today., some o It .good ftn d Borne of ,
it bad. . One good thing i that he do9
not sitjtronnd ior hotfrs at a time vnin a
t $ PRICE FIVE CENTS
Macomber Fired ; Upon as
' He Leaves Porch of Robf
erts Residence :.
32 CALIBRE RIFLE USED
Altercation Comes as. Result, of
Gossip Over, An. UinbrelU :
Acrordiujr to Version, .
of Neighbors . , ,j
- DALLAS, Ore.,- Jan. (Spe
cial) Leo Roberta .nd ( hi
wlfn urn fufli under arrest; in
connection with, the slaying Jasc
night of John Macomber, It was
announced early this morning.":
An inquest will be held At lO
o'clock this morning at Dallas,
according to Coroner. .AV L.
Keener. ' ' '-. ."'"' :'
DALLAS, Ore. Jan. - '. (Spe
cial.) -John Macomber, 45, was
shot and killed shortly alter six
o'clock last night at the Lee Rob-:
erts home in Dallas following a
quarrel, according to reports made
to Sheriff Hooker of Polk county.
who is investigating the shooting.
Various people in the neighbor
hood say. that the shooting was the '
culmination of a quarrel over an
umbrella. The Roberts' had missed
an umbrella from their porch and
the gossip ot. the. community had
it that the Macbmbera were sus
pected of taking It. '.,'
Mr. Macb mber - V Immediately ,
went to the Roberts, home and
there the' two men, engaged" In a
fight. During the struggle Mrs. .
Roberts sent two of the children
to the home of Sheriff Hooker to
bring him) to the scene, .' While
they were away she Is said to have
rushed into another room and se
cured! a gun. In the meantime
Roberts had pushed. Macomber ont
on the porch. , . According -' to the
report made to the officers, Rob
erts then seized the' gun, - a 32
caliber rifle, and shot Macomber
in the back as he was "leaving the
poreh. The hnllet entered ' the,
back slightly above the hip. Ma
comber died about ten minutes
(OoottnaAd a par -'".
SENATE ASKS MELLON TO EX
PLATN DENATURING V
Members 'of House Thunder Ap
proval of Defense Against
Drinking t ; . -.
WASHINGTON-, Jan. 4. (AP)
Both the senate and the house
indulged today in their daily doz
en on prohibition. :-'
The senate sent along a solu
tion to Secretary Mellon Inquiring
among other things what hand, if
any. the Anti-Saloon league !- or
Wayne B. Wheeler, had in the de
cision to poison Industrial alcohol,
much of which has found its way
into the bootleg trade. '.''.
The '.house gave, thunserous ip
plause to a defense of Its member
ship against a charge of excessjve
drinking and received a new crop
of bills sponsored by the wets. The,
prohibition subject also got into
a discussion before the senate
commerce commission with Presi
dent Daltbh of the fleet corpora
tion., and Chairman.; O'Connor . of
the shipping board at odds as to
whether the dryness of American
liners constituted 'a, handicap In
their efforts to compete with for
eign wet. Unes." QConnor took the
affirmative and Dalton the nega-'
tlve but committee members did
pot undertake to set themselves
np as judges of the debate. .
The senate resolution i of in-.
quiry .regarding polsonbns alcohol,
was acted upon In theahsence of
Its sponsor,- Senator : Edwards,
democrat. New Jersey, la wet lead
er. His colleague. Senator Edge,
republican Insisted on action and
obtained? it after Senator Shep
pard, democrat. Texas, a dry lead- ,
erV had declared It was "absurd to -speak,
of poisoning poison.' , He
added that h was willing that
full Information, should be .given
but could not agree to the lang
uage of. the resolution.
. Senator Edgej who is the chair
man of the wet group of the sen
ate, .'appeared Jubilant after the
resolution had Tbeen adopted. He
called attention that the wets had