The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 09, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

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Building Activities For 1927 Than Ever Bef bre With CertaintV of Growing
Both the Houses Will Be Organized and the Messages of Pierce and Patterson Heard Tomorrow
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rand council Announces
Intentions Following Sec
re Two DayMeet
Efficiency and Singleness of Pur
pose Watchword, of Resolu
tions Adopted by Party
Controlling Nation.
ROME, Jan. 8. (AP) Fas
cism's fifth year of existence will
be deveted to mobilization of
Italy's Vouth Into "black shirt"
ranks, education of the masses
and an Intense campaign of pro
ductive Labor.
This ia the program for 1927
mapped ut by Premier Mussolini
at two long night sessions of the
Brand fascist council, the proceed
ings of 1ch were announced to
slight. 1
J Efficiency by singleness of
purpose is the watchword of a
juries or resolutions aaoptea Dy
tne council, with the intention of
eliminating all friction and wast
age in time and energy.
The fascist program was drawn
up by the "supreme organ of the
revolution," as the fascist grand
council is called, after Mussolini
had analyzed past achievements
and set forth the future problems
of the regime in a three, hour ad
dress, the nature of which is be
ing kept secret.
Henceforth the country will
have only three official holidays
"Youth Day," March 23. the an
Ulvers -Xthe founding of .the
fir.V --labor day,-April 21,
and''Vctory pay," October 28,
which is the anniversary of the
fascist march on Rome. -
The only other celebrations tol
erated, it is announced, will be
those devoted to "consecration of
the work effected in the field of
The program of the fascist
party, which has been subordinat
ed to the fascist regime, is defined
first, education of the masses;
yrsecond, disciplined collaboration
Cwith the authorities of the state;
ylrd, improvement in the fascist
gnks in order to be able to fur
j Dish the men necessary for politi
cal, military, administrative and
corporative positions in the state,
(Continued n page 3.)
Anti-Saioon League Object of
Senator's Wrath in Fiery
tAP) Renewing his attack on
the Anti-Saloon League, denounc
ing "Mr. Mellon's poisoned rum"
and ph-ading for religions toler
ance, senator Kd wards, democrat,
Xeff Jersey, tonight urged a re
dedication of his party to the "lib
erty loving" creed of Andrew
Jackson and Woodrow Wilson.
At tlif annual dinner of the
democratic executive committee of
iantic county. Senator Edwards
111' V A. limiV
bum more hriRhtly for everyone
white and black. Jew andgen
Ule there will jhe no necessity
for Anti-Saluon Leagues or any
other super-governmental leagues,
because the people will then gov
ern themselves."
"Insufferable minorities hav
leu in the saddle driving a will
ing beast iry destruction," lie, con
tinued, -it is more 'important
to take hi poison out, of ionie
citizens- m-ntlm and unwarranted
activities Uian it is to take it out
of rum
"""ypn rum kills the uufortun-
aJu Ut' ,rVrv;,iH- 'the men and wo
ojn whos lives are already de
lH)aire.j of, but a poisoned democ
racy, honeycombed with a toxic
m-oierauf. kills a whole nation.
" A 4 i n . poisoned rum kills, the
Pr' jne for whom laws am en-
'"Line. nt to nrotert intelli-
A KiiVfrn merit u.Vi?h mnet rt
!0" r.u-.ier without trial and
' v''!'"ins to enforce law,
j'H .ntimareiy resort to wholesale
jPuii,ation of her citizens' ln
enahl,; rights . v. : v
r '.A"'!, " this day arrlTcs,
'p America,".
Messages of Pierce and Patterson
Printed; Auo Registration
Book Dne
The rush of work at the state
printer's office has made it neces
sary to employ 16 extra workers,
H. S. Bosshard, -state printer re
ports. A night force null start work
Monday to care for the legislative
work that must be ready the morn
ing of the next day. Fifteen men
will be required on this crew.
The state printer has his force
now working on 13 state reports,
many of them very lengthy. Six
state reports have just recently
been delivered and those now be
ing printed will all be ready be
fore the first of February.
The budget report, 144 pages.
will be ready Monday morning.
The board of control report is just
out. The highway engineer's re
port will be out Tuesday. It is
600 pages long.
The annual report of the state
board of forestry will be ready
Wednesday afternoon. Report, of
the World War veterans will be
ready Friday or Saturday. Work
was commenced on a special in
come tax report Friday.
The state tax levy report was
finished a few days ago. By Wed
nesday the Desert Land Board re
port will be ready. Work on the
course of study report will begin
Wednesday or Thursday.
The department of education
report will be ready before the
end of January. The Labor Com
missioner's report has been com
pleted and also that for the board
of control.
In about two weeks the child
welfare report will be ready. Work
will begin soon on the reports of
the state treasurer and the secre
tary of state. About January 25 i
the report of the state board of
health will be ready. Before the
close of this week the report of
the tax commission will be ready.
In about three weeks the first
motor-license registration book
will be out. The message of the
incoming and outgoing governors
were printed during the week just
House Agriculture Committee
Plans Hearing on McXary Bill
Completing hearings on a half
dozen farm relief proposals, the
house agriculture committee
cleared its decks today for action
on the new McNary-Haugen
measures with indications that a
sharp fight will result, when it is
taken up Tuesday over its equali
zation fee on "basic commodities to
control crop surpluses.
Relief advocates also were
ready to open fire in the senate
where Chairman McNary has or
dered hearings by the agriculture
committee on the farm question
early in the week.
Senator Denies Connection With
1913 Bribery
During a grilling examination
(before a senate election sub-com-mitte
today. Senator Gould, re
publican, Maine, steadfastly as
serted his innocence of charges in
1912 he bribed a premier of New
Brunswick, Canada, to obtain a
railroad contract.
The new senator reiterated that
he knew his associates in the rail
road construction company had
agreed to pay $100,000 to Premier
Flemming but that he did not
know when It was paid and that it
was done without his consent.
SILVERTON, Ore.. Jan. 8.
(Special.) Russel Lichty. tlx- son
of Henry Lichty, is ill at his home
on Howell Prairie. Mr. Lichty de
livers for the L & M Grocery at
Congress debated the adminis
tration's Nicaraguan policy.
: The Curtis-Crisp farm bill was
discussed by the house agriculture
committee. '
Senate committees continued in
vestigations into the Gould brib
ery? charges and. the Woods nom
inations. '
A petition in behalf of fWilliam
B. Wilson, contesting the, election
of Senator-elect Vare, of Pennsyl
vanla4 wa? pr?ei4 i2 Jbg senate
Questionnaires Sent Bank
ers of 50,000. Cities in
United States
Installment Buying Forms Back
bone of America's Prosperity
by Leveling Production:
Curve, Most Think
survey of the United States on in
stallment buying made by the
Portland Oregonian, to be pub
lished tomorrow, states, the news
paper says, that the predominat
ing conclusion of the six months'
investigation "is that installment
buying is economically sound."
The Oregonian sent question
naires to bankers in every city of
over 50,000 in turn to be distrib
uted to 14 diversified business
men as well as leaders of indus
try and economics. The survey,
the newspaper says, is the most
comprehensive ever undertaken on
the subject.
A compilation of the questions
and answers shows the following:
"In your opinion has install
ment buying:
(1) Directly or indirectly in
creased production and made for
general business prosperity? Yes,
1080; No, 131.
(2) Come to stay? Yes, 1200;
(Continued on page 7.)
Governor Scheduled7 to Make Ad
dresses in California
Governor Walter M. Pierce will
complete his job with the state
Monday morning. He leaves next
week on a speaking trip that will
take him through California and
to the middle west.
W. G. McAdoo, former cabinet
officer and democratic leader, was
scheduled to address the Califor
nia state convention of the Wom
en's Christian Temperance union
but was called east. Governor
Pierce has been named to take his
place, and will also speak before
the Los Angeles chamber of com
merce and the city club.
He will occupy the pulpit of the
principal Methodist church in Chi
cago at some time during his trip
east and will also speak in Den
ver and at other points in Nebras
ka, Iowa and Illinois.
hi ix Li i nmrmmm'mH ittti m m .
Largest Item Announcement of
Proposed Apartment House
on State Street
Salem's building boom kept up
its steady beat right on through
the holiday season and started out
firmly Into the new year. For the
past week building Remits issued
total $23,200. '
All of these nine permits except
one were for modern residences.
The biggest item of news for
the week was the announcement
made by F. C. Hallberg, former
Salem merchant, now living at
Independence, that he will build
a strictly modern apartment house
of three or four stories adjacent
to the Elks club on property fac
ing Cottage street. No estimate
of cost has been announced.
The increase in building during
mid-winter is unusual. During
the month just past more than
twice as much was spent for build
ings as during December 1925.
The figures for December 192 6
show that 29 permits were issued
for 101,100. In December 1925
permits numbered 16, for work
costing $48,000.
It is nothing short of a mid
winter building boom when fig
ures double over those for the
corresponding period last year.
For the entire year the increase
is over a million dollars. In 1925
497 permits were issued for $1,
794,935. Larger building projects
(Continued on pass S.)
Efforts Being Made to Secure
Membership of 1000
Capitol Post No. 9 of the Amer
ican Legion department of Oregon
has launched a membership drive
with the goal set at 1000 mem
bers. Nine teams are working at
present, captained by Vic McKen
zie, Biddy Bishop, Lloyd Demar
est. Brazier Small, J. Gram,
Claude Maison, Dr. Lewis, Clifford
Brown and Carl Gabrielson. This
contest will continue for a short
period and then the winners will
be announced. Each member
counts so many points of the
sides. The two lowest teams are
to stage a home talent play from
their ranks and the next two must
give a banquet to which Legion
men from District No. 2 will be
The drive started Monday and
8 8 members were reported last
night. This brings the 1927 mem
bership of Capitol Post to 400. A
thorough canvass will be made
this week.
Raymond Basset reports that
Post No. 9 is prepared to take care
of the Comfort station and the
band concerts as they promised
the city council some time ago.
Patterson to Continue Open Door
Policy Inaugurated by
Oswald West
Hal Hoss, for the past eight
years connected with the Enter
prise Publishing company at Ore
gon City, yesterday was appointed
private secretary to Governor Pat
terson. He will assume his new
duties immediately upon the in
auguration of Governor-Elect Pat
terson Monday.
Mr. Hoss is a native Oregonian
and has followed the newspaper
profession practically all of his
life. He has served as president
and secretary of the Oregon State
Editorial association during the
past six years. Mr. Hoss was em
ployed in a newspaper capacity in
Salem 17 years ago. He is well
known among the newspaper men
of the state and has served them
faithfully in many campaigns.
In speaking of the appointment,
Mr. Hoss said he did not know
about the proposed choice' until a
few days ago, but now he was
ready and willing to give the very
best he had to making a success
of his work.
Mr. Hoss will reside at the
Marion hotel during the session!
of the legislature and then will
probably move his family to Sa
lem. His connections with the
Oregon City Enterprise will not
be entirely severed, according to
Mr. Hoss. He is a great believer
in the newspapers of the state and
says that M rinds Mr. Patterson
is with him in the idea that the
way to keep the people enlighten
ed concerning the work of the
state officials is through the pa
pers. They will cooperate with
them whenever it i3 at all pos
sible. Other employes of the executive
department will include Miss Bea
trice Walton, assistant private sec
retary, and Miss Ruth Kahn as
i Goreroor-eleet Patterson said
he would continue the open door
policy which was inaugurated by
ex-Governir Oswald West several
years ago.
Two Walk Away From School
Early Y'esterday Morning
Margaret Emmons, 18, and
Myrtle Van Blaricom, 18, walked
away from the state industrial
school for girls yesterday morn
ing, and were picked up at Turner
last night. They were returned to
the institution.
The two girls were wandering
along the road when found by a
garage man named Bones. They
did not know where they were
Both were committed from
Columbia county.
Secret Agents and Mystery
Women Again Swarm
Courts of Continent
England, France, Germany, Russia
and Czecho-Slovakia Involved
in First International Fright
Since World War
LONDON, Jan. 8. (AP Eur
ope is being stirred by its first In
ternational scare since the World
Secret agents, mystery women,
melodramic plots and counterplots
all the adventurous secret ser
vice stories of pre-war days, when
every European country was sup
posed to be spied on and plotted
against by every and all countries
are being revived by sensation
"revelations" in a half a dozen
Scotland Yard has redoubled its
watch for spies at the channel
ports. Sir Wyndham Childs. one
of Scotland Yard's chiefs, knows
almost the hourly movements of
every suspected foreigner in Great
Britain. Even American residents,
who generally are considered
harmless, must have identity cards
and must report their movements
in Great Britain to the police.
The spy plot excitement began
poping in earnest with the arrest
(Continued on page 2.)
Counties to Oppose Attempts of
State to Collect Money
EUGENE, Jan. 8 (AP) The
counties that are to receive the
Oregon and California land grant
tax money from the government
plan to prepare to meet any at
tempt of the state to collect a
share of the Oregon and California
land grant tax refund, according
to Judge C. P. Barnard 'of Lane,
who last night attended a meet
ing of a special committee of
county judges and commissioners
at Rosebarg.
The committee will keep in
touch with the session of the leg
islature and any bills unfavorable
to the counties that provide for
the turning over of a part of the
refund to the state will be op
posed. No definite arrangements for
protecting the interests of the
counties were made as it is not
certain just what action will be
taken by the state. Whether the
state legislature has jurisdiction
of the distribution of the land
grant tax refund has not yet been
New Arrangement Decreases Extra
Noise in Front of Rooms
An important change in the or
ganization of the legislature is the
decision to do away with bill files
in both houses and to have all bills
on file in room 210. This will pre
vent confusion during the time the
legislative bodies are meeting.
. In the past it was necessary fpr
those wishingextra copies of bills
to go to the bill flies in the front
of house and senate, and made for
extra motion in the front of the
A chief bill clerk will be ap
pointed as in the past, but this of
ficer will hold forth in room 210
and will fill all requests for bills
there. ?
Carter Tills of lK-diatioii of
Willamette Building
Recollections of the day, 60
years ago. when Willamette uni
veristy students marched from the
old wooden 'building to occupy the
new brick tstrueturo Waller Hall,
were described from the platform
of the same chapel room which
they occupied that day, by Joseph
L. Carter, a graduate of Willam
ette in 18 6, when he addressed
the present student assembly Fri
day afternoon.
Carter paid tribute to a number
of the pioneers 4 -who - were re
sponsible for Willamette ' exis
tence and progress, Among them
Lucy Lee Grnbbs, preceptress of
the women! of; the college in early
times. At one tim Carter was sup
erintendent ef the blind school
here; later he was a member of
the legislature. Ills home Is now
iu. Portland -
Possible War Witht 3Iexico Fore
cast; Withdrawal of
Troops Asked '
WAHINGTON, Jan. 8. (AP) ,
In marked contrast1 with silence
maintained at the White House
and state department today, the
administration's Nicaraguan and
Mexican policy was discussed in
the senate and house with frank
ness, not omitting charges that
war with Mexico might be the ulti
mate result.
In the house. Representative
Huddleston, democrat, Alabama,
introduced a resolution calling for
withdrawal of American forces
from Nicaragua after he had as
sailed the govern ment'a. course on
the floor.
At tlie other end of the capitol.
Senator Curtis, the republican
leader, and Edg?, republican, New
Jersey, rallied to the defense of
the Cootdge policies, replying to
attacks by Senators Reed, of Mis
souri, anxl Helflin of Alabama, and
Wheeler, of Montana, democrats.
Curtis advocated giving Secretary
Kellogg an opportunity - to be
heard by the senate foreign rela
tons committee before passing
judgment, while Senator Edge
challenged . the opposition to de
clare that t did not believe in the
principle that the United States
government', should protect its citi
zens in a foreign country.
Although Secretary Kellogg had
a lengthy conference late in the
day with Use president, declining
later to disclose whether the Nic-araguan-MexJcan
situation had
been discussed, nothing further
was said regarding it at either the
White House or. the state depart
ment. The administration's last word
on Nicaragua was the White
House spokesman's declaration of
yesterday, backed by precedents
dating back through many admin
istrations, that at a government's
first duty was to protect its citi
zens and conserve its rights by any'
requisite means. ,
. No word -further was forthcom
ing, either as to the open break
between Chairman Borah of the
senate relations committee and
the Coolidge administration.
On the house ffoor, Representa
tives Huddleston prefaced the in
troduction of his resolution by a
declaration that the. United States
was "deliberately and consciously
drifting into war with Mexico,"
and that ah alleged bolshevist
tendency on the part of the Mexi
can government constituted, an
"intentional stand?'
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Move Started to Keep Ex-Ambassador
From Commission
- Urging the "unfitness of Gyrus
E. Woods of Pennsylvania to be a
member of , the interstate com
merce commission on many
grounds, Senator McKeUar, dem
ocrat. Tennessee, today asked the
senate interstate commerce com
mittee to report his nomination
unfavorably. ,
Wfth the exception of a brief
statement to be made Monday by
Senator Nelley, democrat. West
Virginia, the Tennessean's argu
ment closed the case against the
former ambassador to Spain and
Japan. Senators Reed, and Pep
per, republican, Pennsylvania, will
appear in his behalf Monday and
then the commission will close its
doors to reach it? conclusion.
One Car Recovered Parked on Dif
ferent Street Last Night
Three automobiles were stolen
from parking -places on Salem
streets last night. Ono of hem.
tne car belonging to H. E. Boyes.
was found by the police, parked
in a different placo after joy, rid
ers presumably had borrowed and
ridden in it. :Ku
The other two missing machines
had not been recovered up: to early
this morning. One belonged to II.
Dodson of Monmouth , and carried
license number 2 06-17 2 j itho other
belonged to- Harry Levy of 25 1
Stato street.-: It had 1928 licenso
plates numbered 232-601. : v '
Attorney General Rules. One Filing
Gives Privilege f r i
. - . 1 !";.'?.U'f;fHi' vi
A notary public may serve any
where in the state of Oregon, but
is not compelled to, file his com
mission in more than qne county,
according to an opinion prepared
by the attorney general here yes
terday." The', opinion was sought
by.;: the secretary- of state who Is
in charge oC thy notarial departr
Republicans Scheduled for
Final Caucus in Salem To
night; Few Democrats
Excellent Communication facilities
Established; Mcmlrs Given
Supplies for Opening on
.Monday at J O a. m. .
The wheels of the law-making
machinery of the state of Oregon
are all greased. Monday morning
they will begin to turn following
the inauguration of Issa2 Lee Pat
terson, and the retirement of Wal
ter M. Pierce, respectively governor-elect
and governor.
Sunday morning practically
every republican member of house
and senate will be in Portland at
the caucus of that party. Another
caucus will be held in Salem Sun
day evening.
Democratic members of the leg
islature are few. There are three
in the senate and four in the
house. No other parties are re
presented, and all. Indications
point to a quiet and orderly poli
tical session. '
The secretary of state has com
pleted all arrangements . for the
legislature. State offices have been
moved downtown to provide room,
and even yet there ace not enough
committee rooms available to
properly serve the legislature. t
Supplies have, been placed on 1
the legislators desks -which have
all been labelled and assigned..
The tools furnished the law-makers
include 1 one set of . Oregon
Laws, jone copy each rot .Session
Laws of the .regular and special .
sessions of 1921 and one copy of
Session Laws, regular session of
-1923. and one copy Session Laws,
regnlar session 1925. and one cop
of the Senate and Honse Journal,
session of 1925. . .
By reason of the greatly con
gested condition of the 'capitol
building on account of lack of a p.
propriate office rooms for the var
ious activities quartered there, it
has not been possible to provide
separate .committee rooms for. all
of the standing committees. Ac
commodations, however have been
arranged for In the limited com
mittee rooms and a number of of
fices throughout the building.
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Not True Bills Returned In Two
Other Cases by Polk County ,t r
Grand Jury ,
DALLAS, Jan. 8 (Speclair
With the trial of Leo Roberts on
a charge of murdering John Ma
comber scheduled to start before
the end of the week, the question
of admitting him to bail is not ex
pected to be brought up. District
Attorney Harcomb indicated to
night. Roberts is to plead Mon
day morning, and his trial will
probably start as soon jas his de
fense Is ready. Oscar Ilayter will
defend him.
Roberts ; was . ' indicted on a
charge of second degree murder
by tho Polk county grand jury to
day as the result of the , fatal
quarrel between Roberts and Ma
comber over an umbrella at the
Roberts' home last Tuesday eve
ning. ; ' . . ' ; .. '
; A new witness who may shod
some light on !the circumstances
of the fatal shooting was discov
ered today in Roberta 'Woodman,
a girl . living next dor to the Rob
erta homoi v-''
It is reported that Miss Wood
man was just leaving her home at
the time of the quarrel, and prob
ably heard part 6t what Was said,
and also heard j the shots. It
would not have been possible for
her to have saen the shooting un
less she was several yards from
the house, as the porch on which
the shooting occurred it cut Into
the. opposite side of the Roberts'
house., t ; ' " ' .
Not true bills were returned in
the, cases of M. A. Richardson,,
who was alleged to have hit Holt.
Mcpaniel with a sledge hammer
in .the course of a reported -'fight
on a Dallas street December 4, and,
Sam -Edward and "BlU Manning,"
who had been charged with bur-'
at Grud IJorwJe,