The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 11, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

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iThb League of Oregon Cities Will riolcl itrj ArHiiiai Sessiongat the ! Salem Chamber of ' 'Conimercb Toci
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occasional rains west portion, probable local
rains and snows over east portion';' moderate
temperature; .strong east and southeast winds
on coast, occasionally of gale force. Maxi
mum yesterday, 53; minimum. 41; river, 6.6;
rainfall, none; atmosphere, clear; wind,
When you see iiuu. aiier puiuicuut .
name It may stand 'for Little Lame Duck.'"
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Persons whom' money could not. hire to
ride in an -airplane cross., traffic-crowded
streets in the middle of the block. Toledo
Blade. " .-..-'.. '.. . . - ..
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Declares 'Prohibition Here to
Stay and Law Enforce
ment Stronger
Favor Outline of Polity on Hydro
Electric, Reforestation, Tax
ation, Law Enforcement
and Irrigation
Governor Pierce Opened his fare
well address by denying being a
"pardoning governor," Baying that
in one year of his administration
he had granted five fall pardons,
which he declared to believe was
a record. Pierce expressed his re
grets at having been always re
garded as having virtually opened
the gates and letting his convicts
rv free, and "am retiring in the
ft., belief," he stated, "that in
the main my administration has
been successful."
He expressed his wish that the
legislature would do air in their
power to aid and increase state
wide electric development.
Pierce urged laws be made re
quiring reforestation, taxes to be
levied on the cut timber to fin
ance reforestation. He spoke of
Oregon's excellent timber resourc
es, and natural climatic conditions
favorable to reforestation.
Taxation, the governor said,
was one of the most Important
functions of government, and the
greater part of bis address was
devoted to this subject.
He was given loud applause
when be declared that prohibition
was her testsyf andlhaT laWen-
force ment was .becoming stronger
' "better organized. . He express-
m Naceretc.wHflf success
of the coming1 administration in
law enforcement.
Governor Pierce spoke , very
bighly of the work accomplished
by the state highway commission,
praising the commission 'for hav
ing done, among other things, oil
ing on more than 575 miles of
macadam, - built bridges, ; and so
speedily and efficiently having the
Roosevelt highway so near! com
pletion, and stated his hopes that
this highway would soon be fin
ished. In discussing office buildings
on the state grounds, Pierce ad
vised the erection of a fireproof,
six -story state office building to
centrally locate the different de
partments of state.
In closing, the retiring 'gover
nor declared that he had always
held to a straight course, and had
done what he thought best for all
the people, often disregarding per
sonal demands for which , he was
severely criticized; that , he was
leaving office with personal ill
will toward none, and kindliness
toward all. and sincerest hopes of
success for Governor Patterson-
The farewell address in full fol
lows: (Continued on page 9.)
Executive Minces Xr Words i
Tolling Congress Reasons for
Policy in Crisis
MANAGUA. Jan. 10. (AP)
Priazapolca. a port G5 miles north
of Blueflelds, was established as
a neutral xone today when United
States naval forces were landed.
The troops of the liberal govern
ment are coming Inland by way of
the Grande and Eacondido" rivers.
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In a special message to,' congress
today President Coojidge minced
no words in. telling ' where he
stands on tho Nlcararuan crisis.
Vjj . Laying bare "the facta which
V,-Ujderle the government's policy,
I ' t he-president told house and sen
1 at that he was acting not "only to
preserte American lives and prop
erty, but to protect the Interests of
' thtB , government itself, ,'- whether
assafhid by Internal strife or "out
sidet interference." - ,
And he made-it plain' .bat the
gQveramcn t is convinced 'the oul
side: interference comes from Mex
ico." j , - , 'r ai--v- : "
The president detailed how the
Sacasa faction upset the Diaz gov-
U'- a iOjaJlnasa ca .j .
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Lita Clutrgcs Infidelity ami Makes
Unprintable Accusations
Against Charlie
'LOS ANGELES. Jan. 10.
(AP) A suit for a divorce from
Charles Spencer Chaplin was filed
here today by his estranged wife,
Lita Grey Chaplin, in which she
made sensational charges against
the film comedian.
While the suit asks that the
court set temporary alimony and
attorneys fees for Mrs. Chaplin to
be followed if the decree is grant
ed by permanent alimony and
proper division of the community
property, no specific sum is stated.
An injunction was granted by the
superior court following filing of
the suit restraining Chaplin from
taking any of his properties out
side the state or in any way dis
posing o them.
Mrs. Chaplin s suit asks that
she be given custody of - the two
children, Charles Spencer, Jr.,
Victims of Montreal Theater Dis
aster Mostly Children
MONTREAL, Que., Jan. 10.
(AP) Seventy-seven victims of
the fire and stampede in the Laur
ier Palace moving picture theater
yesterday most of them little
children are awaiting burial. All
the dead have been identified, and
of the 30 injured the majority
have recovered sufficiently to be
removed to their homes.
A general mass will be sung in
the Church of the Nativity, Hoc
helaga, tomorrow morning by
Mgr. Le Pailleur. the rector. Vith
in the church already the bodies
of many of the children repose.
They are of the poorer classes of
the, city, and the celebration of a
general mass will save their par
ents the expenses of a funeral
An Inquest begun by Coroner
McMahon was postponed until
Thursday after two witnesses had
given their testimony.
Trial Scheduled to Begin Monday;
Jury Dismissed Until Then
DALLAS, Jan. 10 Leo Roberts,
charged with second degree mur
der In connection with the death
of John Macomber here last Tues
day night, entered a plea of not
guilty when he was arraigned in
circuit court this morning. His
trial was set for next Monday
morning. Oscar Hayter has been
appointed to defend him.
The jury was dismissed until
the time for this trial, as the cases
to be tried this week do not re
quire a jury.
O IwotlaUd Praam i I.
President f!fwH"lp-o KCfcflt mason wm
w v- v lllooaQ
to congress iu the Nicaraguan
; Senate and conference
agreed oo amendments to the
rivers and harbors bill.
Harry. P. Sinclair was denied a
review by it hi? 'Supreme Court of
his senate contempt case.
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; The hotise,; r"U-uIture commit
tee cleared tho way for considera
tion of the 'new McNary-IIaugen
'bill. '
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Thw navy d'parl!H:n (.'announced
arrangement tor the departure of
the -duam f navy department for
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A" senate investigation "o re
ports that Senator-elect Brook
hart of Iowa was a. Rbbylst for
Cyrus J3, WP2S?2 95 2,
Police Order Bishop of To
basco peported Following
Arrest of Churchmen
American Press Representatives
Jailed Incommunicado For
Honrs ; Embassy Takes
Steps For Release
Bishop Paseual Diaz of Tobasco,
arrested in the Catholic Episco
pate building by the Mexican
police today, has been ordered de
ported. Bishop Diaz is secretary of the
episcopate, and has been closely
identified with the opposition to
the Mexican government's new re
ligious regulations. He is a Mexi
can, having been born at La
Popam, Diocese of Guadelajara, in
Mexican police descended upon
the episcopate at an early hour
thi3 morning, placing Bishop Diaz,
Archbishop Ruizy Floras of Mich
oacan. and four other bishops un
der arrest. They are Mgr. Jesus
Chavarria. Slatill, Mgr.; Miguel de
La Mora of San Luis. Potosi; Mgr.
Nicholas Corona, of Papantla; and
Mgr. Ignacio Haldesplno y Diaz of
Aguas Caliente.
Bishop Diaz was led away from
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Spokane Grand Jury Adjourns to
Consider Mass
SPOKANE. Wash.. Jan. 10.
(AP) The federal grand jury,
which for the last four days has
been conducting what is believed
to be an investigation of liquor
law enforcement conditions in. this
city,, adjourned at 3 o'clock this
afternoon until 11 o'clock next
Monday forenoon.
The week's adjournment was
declared to' have been taken "for
the public good."
As a result of testimony by a
number of witnesses, including
representatives of many interests
in the controversy that: has raged
for several months about alleged
lax enforcement of liquor laws, it
was indicated that such a mass
of. evidence has accumulated that
the district attorney's office re
quires time to consolidate, and pro
ceed with the next step in the in
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Joseph Says New Man's Ideas Con
trary to Oregon Systen;
Votes for Brown
Organization of the senate re
quired less than an hour and the
proceedings were devoid! of for
midable opposition to any of the
candidates for the several of
fices. Henry L. Corbett of Multnomah
county was elected president of
the senate with a total of 27
votes. - Senator Banks cast a com
plimentary, vote for Senator But
ler of Wasco, while Senator Cor
bett cast his ballot for Senator
Eddy of Douglas. Senator Joseph
voted for Senator Brown1 of Mar
ion. In casting his ballot l Senator
Joseph said:
"I do not feel that I could vote
for Senator Corbett in that his
ideas are contrary to the Oregon
system, and he would be embar
rassed because of his business as
sociations." 1
John Hunt of Woodburn who
has served in various legislative
capacities for more than 20 years,
was elected chief clerk, while Mrs.
Elizabeth Glatt was elected assis-
(Oeatinnsd on pat 2.)
Company Claims No Need For
Addition KtMge On Route
The Columbia Gorge Stage lines
yesterday filed in the offices of
the public service commission here
a protest against granting the ap
plication of the Union Pacific Rail
road company which desires to
operate a fleet of automobile
carriers between Portland and
The charge was made that the
operating schedules of the two
stage lines were conflicting, and
that thrJSMauyidjtord
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al service in the territory served
ny the Columbia Gorge stage cor
Brown Apponted Doorkeeper and
Sutton Sergeant at Arms
Senate pages announced by
President Corbett yesterday in
clude Violet Purdy. Consuelo Eisa
mann and Ralph Blyberg. James
Carsner was appointed senate
messenger to the state printing
department while Allen Hunter
was appointed messenger to the
A. M. Brown was selected for
assistant door keeper, while F. A.
Sutton -was appointed assistant
sergeant at arms.
Selection of senate bill clerks
will be announced today.
Committees Escort "State Official
to Platform for Inaugural
, Ceremony
The house of representatives of
the 24th legislative assembly of
rhe Btate . of Oregon convened at
10:30 o'clock Monday morning,
whpn Fred Drager, for over 20
yers chief clerk of the house,
opened the meeting, and the Rev
erend Fred C. Taylor, pastor of
the First M. E. church of Salem,
delivered the opening' prayer.
Representative A. M. Collier, of
the 21st district, moved that the
hoitse organize by electing a tem-
fporary speaker and chief clerk.
which motion was seconded by
JYed W German from district 18.
'Mt, Drager then called for nom
inations for (temporary speaker
'whereupon Representative H. H.
AVeatherspoon nominated S. P.
Pierce, who has the distinction of
being the oldest member of the
louse. Arthur Phillips of the
13th distrcit seconded the nomin
ation. Mr. Pierce was unanimous
ly elected, and escorted to his
chair by Representatives S. A. Mil
ler and Albert S. Roberts.
Mark D. McCallister nominated
Fred' Drager to act as temporary
chief clerk and Mr. Drager was
unanimously elected.
Speaker Pierce then appointed
a permanent organization commit
tee composed of Representatives
Fred J. Meindl and W. C. North
of Portland. R. S. Hamilton, Bend.
Denton G. Burdick, Redmond, and
Onntinitd on vf 0.1
Urge Congress To Oppose Con
struction of Longview Span
Senator Albert Hunter of Union
and Wallowa counties will offer a
resolution within the next few
ritttVA mAinA.lAl.'.l.f
opposed to the construc-
tlon. of the proposed Longview
bridge across the Columbia river.
The resolution will set out that
the proposed bridge would be an
obstruction to navigation, and is
not necessary to meet the traffic
demands at the present time.
Copies ofthe resolution will be
sent toOregon's delegation in
congress and to the president of
the United States.
Marshfield Plans Extension
Water System Soon
The city of Marshfield, ttirough
its attorneys, filed a petition with
the public service commission re
questing extensions of -water ser
vice in that municipality. Hear
ing of the petition has not yet
been set by the commission.
Attention Called to Damages
of ! Trees Browing in
i Parking Strips
Williams Urges New Traffic Or
dinance Keep Space in Front
of Public Meeting Places
Free of Cars
Launching of a campaign to re
new the program begun last year,
of renumbering the houses in Sa
lem's residential districts, was dis
cussed by the zoning commission
at Monday night's session. The
commission planned to investigate
the matter and then make a rec
ommendation to the council.
Other policies considered in
cluded two matters which were
declared by members of the com
mission to constitute menaces to
safety; in the city; the parking of
automobiles in front of theaters
and. the presence of trees in park
ing strips adjacent to intersections
where! there is rapid traffic.
That the numbering of houses
in some sections of the city is bad
ly jumbled, causing difficulty
both to the postoffice employes
and to private Individuals, who at
tempt to find a house by its num
ber, was agreed by the members
of the commission when the mat
ter was introduced by Chairman
Lewis K. Campbell.
City Engineer Hugh Rogers
said that his office, with the as
sistance of C. E. Wilson, manager
of the Chamber of Commerce, and
a representative of the postoffice
force, had fully outlined a num
bering system, but that the diffi
culty was in getting house own
ers to put it into effect. A spe
cial - man with power to enforce
the plan would be necessary, he
At the intersection of Center
street and North Summer there
exists an especial danger to auto
mobile traffic in a group of trees
on the northwest corner, a condi
tion which caused a serious acci
dent recently, it was reported.
The commission authorized a
communication to the park board,
calling attention to this and simi-
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Infantile Paralysis Spreads Slow
ly, Healtb. Officer Says
There is no occasion for alarm
over the reported existence of in
fantile paralysis in Amity, Dr.
Vernon H. Douglas, deputy coun
ty health officer, told The States
man in the absence of Dr. Walter
H. Brown, county health officer.
Infantile paralysis is supposed
to be the disease that has caused
three Amity children to die, and
has three more seriously ill. The
disease is only mildly contagious,
Dr. Douglas said. Not too mucb
is known about infantile paralysis,
but it probably spreads from se
cretions of the nose and throat.
Members to Seek Liberal Appro
priation From Legislature
Members of the Oregon state
fair board held their irst meeting
for the year 1927 here yesterdaty.
Proposed , expenditures for the
current biennlum were discussed.
It was decided that at least two
members of the board should ap
pear before tho ways and means
committee of the legislature and
submit arguments for a liberal ap
propriation. Governor Patterson
has indicated that he . would soon
announce the appointment of a
member of the fair board to suc
ceed Horrace Addis, who has left
the stale. It is likely that a Port
land man wilt be selected for this
Office. . . .
Important Problems Scheduled for
Discussion ioday .
r Mayors and their official repre
sentatlves from many of the prin-
cipal cities of Oregon will gather
la" Salem; today for the second
meeting, of the league of Oregon
cities, at which matters of import
ance to cities via general will be
taken up. John B. Giesy whose
term as mayor of Salem ended a
week ago, is president, of the
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Olspn Tells of PropomMl Trips for
I'heriians During Coming
Prospects of even greater use
fulness to the community . which
it is organized" to serve, in the
year now opening than in that just
closed, were seen by officers and
directors of the Salem Chamber
of Commerce at Monday noon's
luncheon, when, they made their
initial remarks to the member
ship since taking office.
The principal effort in 19 27 will
be that of interesting prospective
new industries in the advantages
to be found here. President U. S.
Page declared. In this connection-
he, mentioned the committee of
15 members which will be ap
pointed soon to work with Fred A.
Erixon in the industrial depart
ment of the chamber's work.
Salem needs more industries
and more people, but the principal
need is more farmers, and to get
them; 'money must be spent for
advertising. Vice I President Fred
D. Thielsen said. To this end, he
urged support for the proposed
law providing for a .4 mill option
al county tax for publicity pur
poses. Dr. Henry Morris of the mem
bership committee "explained the
method by which the enamber ex
pects, to add 200 or 300 members
this year without the unfavorable
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Sinnott Introduces Bill Affecting
Timber Properties
(AP) - Withdrawal of timber
lands in California, Oregon, Neva
da and. Washington is provided in
a bill introduced today by Repre
sentative Sinnott. republican. Ore
gon, Tbe measure was introduced
by departmental request.
Representative Sinnott also in
troduced', a bill . authorizing con
firmation of titles to federal land
granted the state in aid of the
public schools; another bill to set
$1.2-5 '-as - the minimum . acreage
price for public land, parcels con
taining 325 acres or less, and a
fourth measure authorizing sale
of - desert lands.
Department Takes Steps to Pre
pare Fleet for Voyage ,
(AP) - Further precautionary
moves by the Washington govern
ment to insure readiness ' of its
naval forces. to protect American
lives in China, should the need
arise, were disclosed today, at the
navy department.
' The cruiser Huron, recently re
lieved as flagship of Admiral Wil
liams, commanding the Asiatic
fleet, , and en : route to - Pugejt
Sound navy yard : to be re-com
missioned, was held at Gaum , in
readiness to pick up the marine
detachment there ; for service . in
DAR Plans to 'EhconraK' Work
Anions Eighth Grade Pupils 1
; For. the purpose of encouraging
interest in Lnlted States history,
the members of Chemeketa Chap
ter, Daughters ; of f -the American
Revolution, are offering, prizes for
the two eighth .grade; pupils who
make the best, records In tho Jhls
tory "cburso during' .'tbe wc"ond
semester of the- present school
year, it was announced Monday by
Superintendent George W. Hug, to
whom the offer had just been com-muhicatedw-i
ij J iJ:::-K. .
-,i A prize of $2 is offered for the
best rasrlg Jthjcjpurse, and one
of 2 .for the -Beonij best. i : y
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Seeks to Establish a 'Busi
ness Administration for
Affairs of Oregon
Governor - Asks Power, to Sfako.
Budget for State and Cautions
Against All Hasty Legisla
tlon This Session . . . ,
Striking resemblance to the pre
vailing ' republican style set "by
President Coolidge was evidenced
by Governor I., L.1 Patterson in bia
speech recommending the steps
necessary in his mind for a busi
ness administratiom.
Mr. Patterson gave his inaug
ural address before the joint con
clave of senate and house and as
many politicians and fellow towns
people as could squeeze into the
political hall. He made these re
quests of the lawmakers: . ,
: Enact only such laws as are ac
tually needed, and wilj bave per
manent worth. . . r ' -i
t Give the governor power ; to
make the budget for the state. ; f
: Put the penitentiary under-the
board of control.
, Segregate first-time prisoners
from hardened repeaters.
j Make . no r retrenchment-' in tho
school program 'of the state.
(Repeal, the constitutional
amendment providing ; that the
state guarantee interest on irriga
tion bonds." 1 ,
Enact legislation i that will eo
courag.e and promote . reforesta
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iGareftilly stndyrthe-Teport of ,
the legislative committee on work
men's compensation.
Avoid hasty, highway legisla- ,
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; Complete the Roosevelt high
way, j
: Investigate the methods nsed
by local governments for bonding
so that regulatory legislation may
be enacted. . . .
Concentrate ail state offices in
Portland within one building. t
Center the purchasing power of
the state in the board of control.
The new governor tailed to
touch on many issues that will be
vital to the present session of the
legislature. But, as was suggest
ed, he will have-ample chance to
apply his views on such issues
when they arrive. :
Following is Governor . Patter
son's speech in full: ' . - -
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Remaining " Irisbncrs Panlonedl
Conditionally or Get Comiuula
. tlons of Sentence
Governor Pierce pardoned, commuted-the'
sentence of, or condi
' tionally pardoned 16 prisoners
yesterday morning as one of his
last official acts. Only one full (
pardon was granted the one to
Chester Kubli of Jackson' county,
convicted with C. 1L Owen and
Wj' Johnson on charges of aiding
and abetting the misapplication of
funds from a defunct bank at
Jacksonville. ' ? ; v . ..
-iKubli was serving a three year
sentence on this charge.
Jackson, who was cashier of the
bank, served two years of a seven
year sentence. rOwens is still at
large.' He Is said to nave left tbe
state soon after the bank closed
Its! doors. In' 1921, oa orders from,
the state superintendent of banks.
. Discrepancies appearing In the
bank's accounts caused 'the arrest
of iKubll, Jackson and Owens.
Kubli had appealed to the su
preme court following conviction
to ;tho circuit,-court ' for ' Jackson
county, and found that' the "su
preme court f firmed the decree.
Governor Pierce reprieved Kubli,
following pleas Tor executive clem
ency., y The reprieve would have
expired on January 17 of this
year. 0'. . : ' ' :'- . -.
A. large numbfer f petitions urg
ing af pardon for Knbll have Iwrm
reirfeived by Governor Pierces. Theti
petitions. Were signed by members
of jtho' jury 'who 'sat in the trial
ahdbther persons interested .in
gaining' freedom.5 Knbll is now
residing in Lane cfiunty.
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