The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 29, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

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Salem Is Marking Time and LoGing ,n3oney and1 Preatige By Failing! To Speed Up Buying the; Vlfctor Vc::;
si M
WEATHER FORECAST! Clearine weath
-i - 'v . : f i i f .
Farmers demanded cheaper transporta
. tion for a Ions' time; but the only one to
. ret free transportation over the country
was Queen Marie.
er": normal temnerature: moderate westerly
winds. Maximum yesterday, 45; " minimum,
40; jrlrer,; 8.1; rainfall . 9 6 ;. atmosphere,
cloudy;: . wind southetst. t.
,f SEVENTY-SIXTH YEAR
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 29, 1927 i
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Bctloup
Naturopaths and Other Drug-
less Healers Battle
Their Profession
or
DR. HALL COMPLIMENTED
Xaturopattu ToM : to Introduce
Dill of Their Own dni fnre
) Recognition From' State
i Oregon- '
of
Outbursts of oratory flooded the
staid senate hall yesterday) when
the naturopaths and other profea- ears were overturned and a sec
tions engaged in drugless healing "on of the roof of the Central
t in?rbl statin was lifted. Fire
work. Many verbal clashes en- men were busy all day extricating
livened the bearing, wnlep was
conducted by the joint committee
on medicine and pharmacy, ana
several times the chairman . was
forced to call for order, t '
(The hearing came as a result of
ji !hll introduced by Senator But-
lejr, which provides for the regis
tering of all licensed practitioners
ot medicine and surgery. Some of
the members of the drugless heal
ing group were alleged to jhe in
competent and unworthy of recog
nition, while the medicine profes
sion 'was branded as a grup of
"high hatters." -
Virgil McMlchals, Hrtland
nitrupath, probably was the most
persistent advocate of his profes-
siion on the floor of the senate. HeJ
cpargea tnai-me om was pouoi:
' e4 by the state medical profession,
and if passed, would put the natu
ropaths out of existence, fie de
clared that such -a move wiuld be
unfair in that the investments of
tie, naturopaths in Oregon; repre
sented many .thousands of dollars.
Sir. McMIchaels requested an
amendment to the bill providing
that naturopaths would be ejxenipt
WVfrom its peratioiut.Tr "
.M. J Hall, secretary of the state
3ard of medical examiners, said
that he would not consent to sucn
a suggestion in that the nature
paths had no legal standing; in the
state. . : ' :-H'-"
' "If you naturopaths wantrecog
nition," said Dr. Hall, "why don't
you introduce such a bill at this
session of the legislature?"
I Mr. McMIchaels replied : that
soch a bill had been prepared, but
DRY RAID NETS
MANY IN GOTHAM
MANY SOCIALLY PROJftNEXT
PERSONS DISCOVERED
fnall Army of Depaty Marshals
Takes Part in Drive to
Curb Rom
NEW YORK, Jan. 28. (AP)
The shallow of a giant prohibition
padlock felt across a hundred
mile strip of land today from
fashionable Park avenue in Man
hattan two-thirds of the way up
the Hudson valley to "Albany.
During the day ; summons and
complaint was served 6n 49: places
bfctween New York and Kingston,
5 men and 19 women being
named as defendants.; The name
oj. John Doe also appeared 41
times in the papers. - j : .
S The first thunder of today's en
forcement storm ; reverberated
early today about a Park avenue
night club, just below the Grand
Central terminal, I known as.' La
Basque. Prohibition agents 'wha
raided the placeY which they said
paid an annual rental of $200,000,
seized ?3,000 worth of : choice
liquors and made three arrests.
I There were 100 fashionably
dressed couples in the place, who
were allowed to go home after
they had been huddled together
and flashlight pictures-taken of
them. A list of patrons "found on
the premises was said to Include
many socially prominent names.
I The next place raided was in
Greenwich village, where axes
were used to break down iron
doors in a six-story loft building.
Here a big alcohol denaturing
, plant was discovered. A! ware
house across the street was broken
Into and 17S -50-gallon drums of
alcohol seized. Two men were
t aucsicu f ri,.
t'fjt First Indication that the raids
.vrjere more than aflurry in the
ual prohibition wind came with
an announcemen't during , the ai
j ternoon : from Assistant " ! United
States Attorney - Wadmond j that a
small army of deputy marshals had
been flung up the Hudson valley
10 "mop up a half hundred places
.ufrainst which' evidence had been
already obtained. i V' "
f In each instance summons and
complaint was served" on the pro
prietor, bartender; and owner of
the offending building; The! papers
ere answerable in 20 days, after
vhich they will be listed on. the
f-aleudar pi the padlocked court. :
TERRIFIC STORM
SWEEPS BRITAIN
A1A, IHI.ANP STRICKKN BY
SOVTHERLY HURRICANE
Eight Die in fjlakgow, Hundred
Injured; Communication
Cut Off
GLASGOW. Scotland.. Jan. 28.
(AP)- Eight persons killed and
100 injured in Glasgow alone to
day ia a southerly hurricane which
swept Great Britain from Land's
End. the southernmost top of Eng
land, to John O'Groats, on the nor
thernmost tip' of Scotland.
The storm was especially severe
in Scotland, and the districts north
of Edinburgh, -as well as all Ire
land and the Sicily isles, were
completely cut off from telegraph
ic and telephonic communication
with London.
The weather observatory at Ren
frew registered a record gust of
102 miles an hour.
Several old houses collapsed in
Glasgow and pedestrians and ve
hicles were tossed about. Street
",l"u l" ueu"s a autZ
bulances were busy handlipg all
street casualties caused by show
ers of wreckage. Police had to
barricade the most dangerous
points.
An express train running from
Berwick to Newcastle was stopped
for 40 minutes near Dunbar by
violent winds. Gravel was driven
fit rough the windows, pelting the
passengers. The passengers said
the cars rocked like ships and that
they had seen hayracks from the
neighboring farms whirling about
through the air.
Outgoing troop ships on their
way to China encountered rough
seas. A Lloyds despatch from
Port Talbot, Wales, 'said that the
destroyer Slyph was blown ashore
at Aberavon, but that the crew
was saved.
'" The Dominion Shipping com
pany steanier Lord Strathcena be
came unmanageable and was
placed nnder tow for Queenstown.
The collier Enniakillen is believed
lost in the Irish sea.
TAX RESOLUTION FRAMED
Senate Democrats Renew Fight
for Reduction Record Vote
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. (AP)
Blocked in their efforts to in
itiato some aart of tax reducton
legislation' a,t this session, senate
democrats today put forward a
resolution dc&'gned to record the
senate ft: cr against permanent
tax revision before March 4.
Consideration of the resolution
went over under the rules at the
requcs.i of Senator Curtis, the re
publican leader, but its adoption
would have little effect since tax
legislat ion must originate in the
house end the majority leaders
there have decreed against tiv
poneral if venue bill at this sis
fcicn. WRECK LOSS TOTALS 26
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Personnel of Crew on Steamship
John Tracy Is Announced 'r
NEW YORK, Jan. 28. (AP)
Twenty, six men comprised the
personnel of the steamship John
Tracy which is believed to have
been lost with all hands on Janu
ary 10 in a storm east of Cape Cod.
owners or the vessel announced
today. ,
. Rudolf RIchter, Waveriy, Mass.,
was master. H. Donovan, San
Francisco, Cal., was a member of
the crew.
The John Tracy sailed- from
Norfolk, January 8 for Boston and
is believed to have struck floating
wreckage January 10 in a heavy
snowstorm.
COMPANY I WINS FAST GAMH
SILVERTON, Ore., Jan. 28.
(Special) In a close and hard
fought game, Company "I" of Sil
verton won over Company "A" of
McMlnnvilie with a score of 35 to
36. The McMinnvilla Boy Scouts
won from the Silverton Boy Scouts
with a score of 25. to 8.
YESTERDAY
IN WASHINGTON
O 1 , , i AnocUUd Prew O
Secretary Kellogg restored the
embargo on aircraft shipments to
Mexico, ,
"White House approval of Secre
tary Kellogg's Chinese policy was
announced.:
The senate passed the deficiency
bill, without a tax' reduction
amendments and took up the naval
supply bill. 1 ' ' :
President Coolidge signed the
JLongview, Wash., bridge bill and
vetoed the Shoshone' Indians
claims bill. - - ,
Another seizure'of Pennsylvania
ballots, cast in the Vare-Wilson
election, was ordered by" the sen
ate campaign funds committee.' .
. i ;
The- American -Cyanide- com
pany's offer to lease Muscle Shoals
was considered, by the house mili
tary committee. ' ' - - '
HUiDS
F1EHY AT T A G K
01 CATHOLICS
Alabama Sena tor Holds
Knights of i Columbus Re
sponsible for Trouble
PR0PAGANDISM ALLEGED
Two Colleagues Deny Allegations;
Assert Church Loyalty to
America; Give Spanish
War Example
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (AP)
Charges that the Knights of Co
lumbus have sought to embroil the
United States in a war with Mex
ico were renewed in ? the senate
today by Senator Heflin of Ala
bama, t J
Replying to a speech delivered
at a Knights of Colunibus meeting
here last night by Joseph Scott, a
Los Angeles lawyer, the senator
s&id that the meetfng itself was
an evidence that' the Catholic or
ganisation is spending money to
spread propaganda throughout the
United States to cause interven
tion in Mexico.
Although Mr. Scott had said in
his speech that he was opposed to
war, Senator Heflin continued, he
had aided in preparation of the
resolutions adopted by the Phila
delphia convention of the'Knights
of Columbus, which "bristled with
war."
The senator said that the real
trouble in Mexico grew out of
the" refusal of Roman Catholics to
submit to governmental regulation
under the flag of Mexico.
What the Catholic church does
(Continued on page 2.)
BUYING POWER: .URGED
Bill ' Passes Providing i for Board
of. Control to Purchase
House bill No. 183. which pass
ed the house -yesterday, empowers
the state board of control to pur
chase materials of every nature
and all public , utility; service of
every kind and nature required or
deemed advisable for each depart
ment, institution, board, commis
sion, office, officers, bureau or
agency of every kind. The board
is instructed to adopt such rules
and regulations as it deems neces
sary to administer nnder the pro
visions of this actt Representa
tive Collier was the only one to
vote against the bllL
The amended law, gives the
board more authority inasmuch as
the former law provided for the
board of control to purchase all
stationery, office supplies, furni
ture and equipment required by
all. state offices and departments.
. 4
I
SHANGHAI WHITE
CLASS UNAFRAID
MOST PEAR APPEARS IN THE
'CABLEGRAMS FROM - HOMUl
Business Men In Chinese City
Say Commercial Perils'
Are Exaggerated
SHANGHAI, Jan: 28. (AP)
The hostility of Chinese toward
foreigners has not inspired white
residents of Shanghai with the
fear for their safety that is evi
denced in cablegrams received
from anxious relatives and friends
at home. 4
Numerous inquiries received by
Shanghai Americans and by the
American consulate general reveal
a state of mind in America which
prominent Americans here charac
terize today, as unduly alarmed
over the immediate anti-foreign
situation in this city.
American business men who
have been feeling the effects of
the- anxiety at home in arranging
transactions said that commercial
perils in Shanghai had been exag
gerated in America.
American consular and naval
authorities, it is authoritatively
stated, have worked out plans
which are believed adequate to
cope with any ultimate situation
believed possible, but authorities
said emphatically that they did
not believe it would become neces-U
sary to put the entire precautions
ary program into effect. '
American missionary leaders
took the position that whatever
plans . were under way to bring
(ContinnaA on pare 4.)
COOPER CASE REFERRED
Lagunrdia Demands Impeachment
of New York Federal Judge
WASHINGTON. Jan. 28 (AP);
A resolution charging Federaf
Judge Frank Cooper of the north-f
ern New York district with t usur
pation of power in enforcing the
prohibition law and demanding
his impeachment, was referred by
the house today to its judiciary
committee for consideration.
Action came without a record!
vote after Representative y.Xa
Guardia. republican, NewVork,
author of the resolution; had; de
manded impeachment of the. "fudge
on the house" floor. I
COALITION BODY FORMED
... . ij i. :
New German -: Cabinet Organized
To Snit Von Hindenburgf
BERLIN, Jan. 28. (AP)
President von Hindenburg's ardent
wish for a bourgeois coalition catA
lnet with leanings to the right was
fulfilled late ' today when Chan
cellor Marx presented the names
of a ministry to succeer the gov
ernment defeated last December.
The chancellor presented a coal
ition cabinet made up of four cen
trists, four nationalists, two mem
bers of the German peoples' party,
and one non-party member. TJie
centralist contingent included a
representative of the Bavarian
peoples party, which represents its
right wing.
THE LATEST CHINESE PUZZLE
ma!1
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HOSPITAL FUNDS
ASKED IN SENATE
RUTLKR SUBMITS BILL FOR
TUBERCULOSIS INSTITUTION
Six
Senate and Two House Bills
;Meet Approval on Third'
Reading
' An appropriation bill, introduc
ed i by Senator Butler of Wasco
county, calling for $169,850 to
build the Eastern, Oregon tuber
culosis hospital, which met the
approval of the voters in the elec
tion last fall, was presented to
the senate yesterday.
The appropriation will build an
administration building, laundry,
outdoor pavilion and heating
plant, and is in considerable ex
cess of the funds created in the
original measure. The bill is re
puted to have the solid support of
the eastern pregon delegation.
The tuberculosis hospital will
be i erected at The Dalles, which
baa provided a site without charge
In event the appropriation bill "is
passed within the next few days,
actual building operations should
get; under way by May 1. This
would insure completion of the
institution by October 1 of this
year.
Another bill which has the sup
port of the eastern Oregon dele
gation carries an appropriation of
$175,000 for the construction of
the new Eastern Oregon, normal
school. This institution also was
created by the voters at the gen
eral election in November. There
also is an appropriation of $40,
000 for the maintenance of this
institution during the current bi
ennium. The new normal school
will be located in La Grande, and
will be under the supervision of
the state board of normal school
regents.
Under a bill introduced! by Sen
ator Hall the county courts have
discretionary powers wittf relation
to the construction and fwidth : of
roads. The proposed jaw fixes
the width of these roads at 60
feet, but provides that' they may
be made narrower or wider ty or
der of the county courts. The bill
was prepared by Stanley Myers,
(Continued cm pas a.)
PIRE IMPERILS 246 MEN
' i! !
Burning West Virginia. Mine
jeopardizes workers Lives
T '
MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Jan
28.; (AP.) -A fire in the num
ber one mine of theiConnellsville
By-Product Coal company, in the
city's run district, endangered the
lives oft 24 6 miners for a time to
day and was the indirect cause of
one death. The fire was brought
under control after a fight of sev
eral hours, and. it was' expected
that operations would be resumed
tomorrow.
Harry Sheldon, 53, Fairchance,
Pa.; died from a heart attack
after he reached the surface safe
ly with fellow workmen, who were
in the underground tunnels when
an old fire broke out anew in the
southern section of a slope. The
excitement was believed to hare
contributed to his death.
9
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GI10NFI
lAHiliUE
(HI
Plans of Nationalist Leaders
1 Suddenly Changed; to
Leave Chekiang
WASHINGTON UNDECIDED
American Government Not Certain
: A boat Negotiations; Can Find
No Way of Uniting Rival
i Factions
LONDON, Jan. 28. (AP) A
Shanghai dispatch to the Dally Ex
press reports that the plans of the
Cantonese army have been sudden
ly changed, indicating: abandon
ment of their intention to advance
on Shanghai. The dispatch says
that all nationalist troops have left
or are abouf to leave Chekiang,
through which they have been ad
vancing in the direction of Shang
hai.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. (AP)
With official Washington appar-
netly in complete harmony on de
sirability of negotiating without
delay new and equalizing treaties
with China, the vital question of
whom to do the negotiating with
remains unanswered tonight.
r Leaders of the two main fac
tions in the Chinese civil war have
not yet accepted Secretary Kel
logg's suggestion that they agree
between themselves on a suitable
treaty negotiating committee. The
state department has no indication
that they will do so. On the con
trary, such knowledge as it has
of their attitude makes agreement
between them seem most unlikely.
President Coolidge today reaf
firmed the offer made by Mr: Kel
logg. Later Mr. Kellogg indicated.
after a :visit;ta,tbe ."White House,
, (Ooatlantd a till .)
LABOR FOR 5 DAY WEEK
President of Federation Calls Rre-
duction Practicable
i
INJ3I ANAPOLIS, Jan .
28.
(AP) The American Federation
of Labor is pledged to the advo
cacy of the five work day week
and increasing wages in industry,
William Green, president of 'the
federation, declared, speaking, at
the united Mine Workers' con
vention today.
I "We. have reached a point In In
austriat development wnere a
further reduction in working
hbrus can take place, without a
slump in productivity," Mr. Green
said.
i Commenting on wages, the fed
eration; president " asserted, "You
cannot 1 have prosperity and low
wages. '
I "snow me tne pay roll of a
community and I'll measure the
prosperity of that section," he
added. !
SPAN MEASURE SIGNED
Technical Part of Longview Bridge
Up to Army Engineers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (AP)
The Longview bridge bill was
signed.-today by President Cool
idge, and the next step will be the
filing with the war department of
an application under the authority
of the bill which will include de
tailed plans- of structure proposed.
The war department retains juris
ditcion over technical engineering
aspects and ' those which have to
do with the effect, of the bridge
upon navigation.
Senator Jones and Representa
tives Johnson of Washington and
Representative Denison of Illinois,
chairman of the bridge sub-com
mittee of the house : commerce
committee, urged President Cool
idge to sign the bill.
STORM WARNINGS DOWN
3feteorologist Predicts . Fair . And
. Warmer Weather- Sunday
PORTLAND, Jan. 28.-MAP)
S torm warnings . on the - Oregon
coast were lowered tonight after
having, been . flown most of the
time for'several days. North Head
and 'Marshfield reported winds of
moderate velocity, today, all coast
winds being from the southwest. .7
r'Falr l weather" is the tidings
teorologlst, for Sunday. The clear-
issued by Edward L. Wells, me-
lng-up process will take: place to
morrow. Normal temperatures
and moderate winds-are promised.
5 THREE DIE kIN CRASH f
LITTLE ROCK, Ark ; Jan. 2 8.
- AP) -Three persons w ere
"killed and one injured when a
southbound Missouri Pacific pas
sehger train struck an- automobile
hfera :'toniB-ht. Two of ' the dead
I are women and the' other a 13
year old girl. -
GOVERNOR ASKS J
- JOINT SESSION
TAXATION QUESTION REMAINS
IN UNSETTLED CONDITION
Patterson Message to Give Views
On Redistribution and Other
; . Matters
" Governor I. L. . Patterson an
nounced yesterday that some time
before Wednesday he would pre
sent, his financial program to the
legislature. In order to do so he
requested President Corbett and
Speaker Carkin to call a joint ses
sion of the two houses at which
time, the special message will be
delivered. The exact date for this
session, has not been: set.
; It is understood -that the gover
nor-will unfold a program, which
will contain, suggestions for the
redistribution of the tax burden
and the listing "of new' sources of
revenue. He will attempt to point
out ways in which the state may
be placed on a firm financial bas
is. Governor Patterson - did not
outline- his policy yesterday- and It
la understood that he intends to
keep the program quiet until the
message is delivered. He stated
that it is his intention 'to analyze
many of .the taxation 'Questions
which re now confronting the
members of the legislature.
The taxation question has been
creeping into both houses at vari
bus times during the first weeks
of the session ; but very . little
work has been done in an- effort
to. find a solution. Evidently the
law makers want to ' wait until
they know just how much money.
must be provided to carry on the
work of the state. The fact
the matter is that . the - finance
question Is in a way very unset
tled state .and will remain there
for a few days yet.
Several tax bills, including the
corporate, excess bill, the intangi
ble bill, the bill to provide for the
readjustment, of assessed values,
the luxury tax bill and numerous
others are all reposing in the
hands of committees
un some or tnese bills many
(OonthMMd an pft 9.J
FOUND UNCONSCIOUS
So TGxpIanatibn Concerning; Rock
Thought Thrown ia Ca
No new ; information thro wine
lfgbt upon the Unexplained -acci
dent .m which an automobile driv
en by Mrs. Lydla King of the Mar
lon County i Child Health demon
stratum,' was, wrecked one mile
north of the city .Friday morning
had' been obtained by the local
police up to early this morning;
Chief Minto reported. s
Mrs. Kin g who was on her way
home to Hayesville when her car
was wrecked, was found lying un
conscious beside 4he road by a
truck driver who had noticed the
car . with its windshield broken;
Standing nearby. Mrs. King after
recovering at a local hospital, de
elined to talk ibout the occur
rence, it was'r reported; except to
state, that -something had been
thrown "through the windshield.
AIR MAIL CONTRACT LET
Seattle Firm to Have Run From
Chicago to San Francisco
"WASHINGTON, - Jan. 28.r(AP
The Boeing Airplane company of
Seattle, today was awarded the
contract for carrying! the air mail
between Chicago .and. Ban iran
Cisco. ,
The Boeing company agreed to
maintain-the service now furnish
ed by the government on the west
ern division, charging $1.50 a
pound. 'for each additional 100
miles. It submitted one of the
four offers received for operation
of the western section. .
FLORENCE LOSS $20,000
No ' Trace of -Bandit ; Found
by
- Sheriff Taylor and Posse
EUGENE,' Jan. 28. (AP.)
The total amount taken by the lone
bandit, who held tup Miss Harriet
Weatherson r cashier" or the State
hank: at. Florence," yesterday -was
$13,740.23 ia currency and' gold,
and $7,000 in travelers checks.
according to Henry Bergman, pres
ident. .About $1200 of the money
was in $S, $10 4 and , $20 gold
pieces. c , . . ; " P . ' " . :
No trace, of the . bandit has been
found, according to a Teport frdm
Sheriff Taylor; who with a large
posse of men : Is following up all
clues,--: '-"fy:, " -- ,
HARTLEY! MEN REJECTED
Washington Legislator Condemns
V;v-T.- Dismissal of Snzzalo . v
OLtMPLli Wash.. Jan. 23.
(AP) -Rejection of six and con
firmation Of four recess appoint
ments by : Governor Roland jll.
Hartley la the senate of the Wash
ington, state legislature today: was
precededyby sv two-hour debate in
which the executive's action-la dis
missing members of the yniverslty
or wasnmgton noara oi regenis
and filling their I places with ap
pointees who later asked for- Pres
ident Henry Euzzalo's resignation,
was characteriited by Senator-D.
V Northland, Yakima, as ruth
less and brazen' ' -
HOUSEHOLD Tiijl
RflEETS DEFEAT;
PEACE PREVAILS
House Compromises on Sal-
ary
Increase, of Circuit'
Judges at $5000
HARD WORK NEXT WEEK
Statute Amended Concerning
. - Loaning School Funds at'
Rate of B Per Cent;
9100,000 Surplus
.The third week of work In the
house of representatives was
brought to a close yesterday and
the general spirit of harmony:
which has marked the 34th legis
lature so far has been marred by
only a few flights of fancy. The
members are settling down to their
work fin a splendid manner and
nearly .all of the bills' have been
introduced." In fact, when the
gavel calls the house to order on
Monday "toorning ' no more .bills
can be Introduced, according to
the house rules. .
' Committee. meetings and public
hearings will consume a great por-
ofkion
of the time during the com
ing week in the house; but. ses
sions j will be held every day to
fnllA roro nf iha Mlla an iTiair (hi
reported out of the committees.
The more important. measures are
being! held for further cansidera
tion in a. maioritv nf Imtunvo..
The Bessiott of the house of rep
resentatives was opened yester
day morning" with a prayer- by
Rev. Albert S. Roberts of The
Dalles; representative from Wasco
county. - r -
A' number, of . the nembers c;-.:-
sidered it advisable to take honsa
but .127 from the table immedi
ately, t This was the bill that bad
eahsed -the greatest debate of the
session sa far. It provided cr?T
lnklly 1 for; the increase of clrc it
judge's salaries from $4.000 -t
ic ruin lm m .aw.. m M
ended to $5500, and laid oa ti-3
table, t " ; .
Yesterday the supporters of th
bill moved that It be further am
ended to $ CO 0o; as a farther com.
promise. ' -
Mr. Lewis was as onnosed ti
the measure eten after its fur
ther amendment as he was to the
SLAYER PRAISED
BY ACCOMPLICE
RAY
ARNOLD, JIAXCED 1XS-
TERDAT, IS EXTOLLED
3fan -Maintains Innocence) Before
Death; Texas Verdict Held
Unjust- :
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Jan. 28.
(AP.) Soon after Ray Arnold. 28
year old Sacramento automobile
salesman, was .hanged today at
Folsom prison .for the murder of
a Japanese woman at Penyrn, in
1924,; Edward K. Sayer,. Denver
youth and Arnold's accomplice,
finished a letter to the Arnold
family yn" which he extolled hi
dead pal's virtues and expressed
mystification about their dual
fate. : .-'--'
At ; the same time another let
ter written by Arnold Just before
he was-hanged, was on its war to
Governor' C. C. Young., bearing a
clemency plea for Sayer, scheduled
to die next Friday. . .
A third accomplice. Arthur
Muller of Sacramento,. ended his
life t in a San Francisco rooming
house, leaving a suicide note im
plicating Arnold and Sayer.
Arnold, after spending the last
few minutes of his life with Sayer,
walked to the . death chamber,
Bteadily mounted the 13 steps to
the gallows and; before the noose
which was to stifle his last breath
was placed over his head, ex
claimed to the tense crowd:
'Gentlemen,,!, am innocent! lly
request is that this rope be cut
into 13 pieces. Then send a piece
to each of my jurors and tl.3
judge." "
He was then , dropped throu h
the gallows trap to his death with
the strains of the old melody ."Tie
Sidewalks of New York," .wfci-'i
he had played before leaving l. : :
cell, echoing In his ears, ratLcr
than the ; prayers of the pridoa
chaplain, whose consolation 1.&
had politely refused.
It vu 14 minntea and 35 sec
onds before physicians prone 1 c
ed him dead!
Shortly after Arnold's limp tcJ;
was cut dowm from 'the rallowp.
newspaper men went to -Z-zcr's
cell for a' statement.
"Poor Ray is gone. t ' ' 1
I miss him. I feel t ?. n. -
"An ignorant throw be fr
the' middle ages in Texas, v. '
the' people call a rain!-:, r, n
a man in cold' blood. - 1.
trial iwhich CTidtntly wza e;y 1 -
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