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Rid Toy ftiioyy Tfrnt ScJora: SlipijJxJ,; and Surely yMi,;lBecor
Right Will Prevail:
the- Peoglg WW :!
n : Up the : Fishing Industry In Oregon.;
WKATH1CR FttHEt'AST: Unsettled with
light rains in west and local snows or rains in,"
'It is reported' that-the ex-Kalser ia get
tine ready to gblMkckHd-GertnAny but there
ouxi portion; somew hat colder in east portion;
moderate southerly winds on coast. Maximum
yesterday, 47; minimum. 42; river,' 3.7; rain
f ia Do evidence that .they" are .getting the f
fatted calf ready itor his reception.,
fall, .41; atmosphere, cloudy; wind, southeast.
r SEVENTY-SIXTH YEAR
SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1927
PRICE FIVE- CENTS
3000 left Without Homes
5 by Greatest Tempest W :
History of State
NEW HURRICANE COMING
Highways in "Worst General Di
i motion of Five Year"; All
( "wKt Roads 'lowed ; .
Al'IlERRY, Cal., Feb. 16
IAP) -A possible death toll of 18
in the snowslide at Camp 72 was
expected by Dr. Hi M. McNeil,
Southern California Edison com
pany physician at Big creek, word
sent here today to E. H. Forester,
company nurse, stated.
There are 22 in the hospital at
Big. creek, of whom five are ex
pected to die. Fire bodies hare
been recovered. Three -Others,
missing, are thought to be dead.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 16
AP With -24 .kn'owp dead;
three missing and believed ,dqad,'
and reports of .28 injured, some
probably fatally, in what has been
described ;as "the greatest, storm,
thaf has visited, the Pacific coast
in its know. history," California
tonight, faced prospects of :auother
atosm is the next 48 hoars. . '
Approximately 3000 California
ans. were left temporarily homeless
as a result of the storm. Tele
graph companies tonight were
gradually, restoring service, but
tlie state automobile k association
reported the; -main highways In
the worst, general disruption to
Eye years. .
. - The association announced the
Redwood highway was closed to
through traffic tof Eureka, the
west side "highway, closed beyond
Maxwell, and the-coast and valley
routes to Los Angeles likely to be
closed at any time if the rains
continue. Virtually every road
south of Pasadena was found
A snowslide in the Sierras east
of Fresno was reported to have
killed 10 persons at Camp . 72 of
the Southern California Edison,
company, while five more were ex
pected to die of injuries. Three
missing persons were believed
dead by rescue parties. Workmen
were obliged to abandon search
for the dead and injured when
danger of new slides became im-
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H AUGEN FORCES
IWKM RELIEF- BUJi FACES
! FINAL FIOHT X HOCSI '
Advocates predict Victory For
( Measure In Spite Of A (jrcat
Many Barriers ; '
WASHINGTON, Feb 6. .(AP)
-Confident of victory, house
farm leaders supporting the McNary-Haugen
farm relief bill to
day whipped into shape plans for
the final drive toward a vote on
the measure in. identical form to
that already approved 4y,the sen
ate. A vote is expected before.the
end of the week.
Although several barriers have
heen set in their course, they were
sq certain that the bill would be
passed by the house, that virtu
ally all speculation was directed to
the size of the majority and to the
attitude of President Coolidge.
Representative Dickinson, re
publican, Iowa, one of those lead
ing the fight for the proposal, pre
dieted that the house would give
it a majority ofJ5, votes while,
a poll conducted1- by other adva-
cates of it fixed the margin at 70
Sidetracked today to give other
legislation right of way, the Mc
Nary-Haugen bill wilt be1 taken up
tomorrow with a skirmish expec
ted on a motion by Representative
As well, democrat, Louisiana, to
substitute the declaration of policy
in his farm relief measure for that
in the McNary-Haugen bill. He
has announced that should this
move succeed, he would Immediate
offer his bill as a complete sub
stitute. . - ; - - .
The most serious attack upon
the bill is expected to come, how
ever, when Representative Crisp,
democrat, Ga., offers as a substi
tute the Curtis-Crisp bill, which at
one time In this session , was
credited with haTingjsubstantial
fupport in the house; j misK B
OLD AQE PENSION
rnFJHCTIOX MADE THAT SUCH
.LAW WOULD KX COME
Bill to Asses Property at fash
'Value "Defeated; .Forestry Bill
Notwithstanding the fact thai
most of the argument on the floor
of the house was in favor of the
old age pension bill, the measure
failed to pass that body yesterday.
rThe measure, which was intro
duced by Representative Bronaugh
and Senator Banks, provided for a
pension Of pot to exceed $30 a
month to any person over 65 years
of age and who had resided con
tinually in the. United States for at
least 15 years and the state of Ore
gon for at least 10 years.
Representative Bronaugh, one o!
the coauthors of the bill, led the
debate in its defense. Pointing
out the fact that. 2 2 counties and
six states had already adopted an
old age pension and were more
than satisfied with the operation
of the law. "The demand for an
old age pension is steadily increas
ing," said Mr. Bronough, "and if
this bill is defeated it will un
doubtedly come up again and
again until it is finally passed."
He explained that under the pres
ent law where the aged poor are;
sent to poor houses or farms the
conditions were disgraceful. The
representative gave figures to
show that with the investment of
over $1, 000. 000 in homes and poor.
farms and the cost per capita of
over 1261 a year for each inmate
the cost would be less under his
bill. And although some of the
aged persons would be left in
homes one central home .could
take care -of all and would permit
the others to1 pass the remainder
of their lives in comfort.
Mr. JLewis asked the unanimous.
consent of the house to amend
the .bill raising the age limit to;70
years but Mr. Mott objected .and
explained his objections by saying,1
"that most -factories and corpora-
tiens scrapped their men at the
age of 55 and they were very often
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WHITTIER WRECK PROBED
Authorlties Seek to Fix Xte&pous
ibility for Fatal Crash
WHITTIER. Cal., Feb. 16.
(AP) Investigations of the
wreck of the Union Pacific flyer,
the Los Angeles limited, which
plunged into a flood-swollen creek
near here last night, causing the
death of the engineer and the in
jury of several other persons.
were launched by both state and
county authorities today.
An inquest in the death of En
gineer Charles Ireland will be
held tomorrow morning.
Equipment loss in the wreck
was. estimated by railway officials
at J1&,000. Repairs that will
permit use of the line will be com
MABEL SERIOUSLY ILL
Mis Normand's Condition Report
ed as "Highly Critical"
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Feb. 16.
(AP) The management Of the
Santa Monica hospital announced
tonight that the condition of Mabel
Norm and, screen actress, was
"highly critical." She is suffering
from an abcessed lung and bron
chial pneumonia. 1
Her temperature was .given late
today as 10S; pulse 100 as com
pared to 74 normal and respira
tion 38 as compared to 20 normal.
Hospital attendants said her con
dition had improved prior to noon
but that -after that hour she had
lost some ground. Late in the af
ternoon she was breathing , with
O 11 AtoeiU4 Pum O
The senate took up the radio
, More marines and aircraft were
ordered to Nicaragua. '
House fight jokers drew a chal
lenge from Blan ton, of Texas.
Senator Glass, -of Virginia, pro
posed a "banking lobby" Investi
i The! McNary-Haugen farm bill
was sidetracked in the house for
r'-k : ; - .
The branch basking and corn
borer bills passed the senate and
went to the president.
i :'V , - . . e . ..
Secretary Kellogg Informed the
senate ' concerning the status ot
American oil properties ia Mexico.
Ballagh Refused to Cooper
"ate, Commissioner fakin
SAYS OFFICES VISITED
State Autos .U-sed in Campaign
Against Salmon Wheels, Ad
mitted hy Witness at
Aside from charging that Ed
ward Ballagh, former master fish
warden, -had refused to cooperate
with members -of the state fish
commission, no substantial reasons
why Ballagh was removed were
presented by W. T. Eakin of As
toria at the special meeting of the
legislative committee investigating
the fish commission's affairs Wed
Eakin is a member of the com
mission, appointed by Walter M.
Pierce when he was governor.
'When asked to recite instances,
indicating that Ballagh had re
fused to cooperate with the com
.mission. Eakin said that he under
stood the former master fish war
den had stood in with the packers
"On one occasion," said Eakin,
"2 received information that some
of the packers had received fish
illegally. I sent Mr. Ballagh to in
vestigate but no arrests resulted."
Eakin later admitted, however,
that Ballagh had reprimanded the
officials of the concern under in
spection. ; ' It was charged by Eakin that
Ballagh had insisted upon visiting
the officers of the packers before
f inspecting their plants. He de
clared that such visits to the -of-l
ices of the packers were inconsis
tent with his official duties.
Mr. Sakin indicated that he had
had a number of reasons for dis-
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COPPER MINES TO CLOSE
Two of Oldest Butte Workings to
Shut Down Due to Market
BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 16.
(AP) Two of the oldest mines
in the Butte district will be closed
tonight "due to the present con
dition of the copper market," the
Anaconda Copper Mining com
pany announced today. They are
the Mountain View and the Stew
ard. From 1,000 to 1,100 men
will be affected.
WAYS AND MEANS
REPORT OF FUNDS
RECEIPTS FOR YEAR TO AO
ClREGATE 98,213,272 '
Apparent Deficit May Be Reduced
By Defeat of Appropria
The clerk of the joint ways and
means committee prepared a re
port yesterday which showed that
tire .committee had approved ap
propriations, continuing appro
priations and millage revenues
within the six per cent limitation
amounting to J12.097.478.41.
This is S3,S82,206.4l greater than
the visible funds for the bien
nium. The receipts for' the years 197
and 1928 aggregate $8,215,212.
This includes the 1927 state thx
within the six per cent limitation
amendment amounting to $2,1
738, the 1928 state tax wRhin the
six per cent limitation amend
ment. aggregating $2,290,382, mis
cellaneous receipts for" 1927 and
il92S totalling $3,439,152 and un
expended balances of $325,000. ?
Disbursements to be charged
against the 1927 and 1928 re
Under existing laws millage in
excess of six per cent limitation
Under existing laws continuing
Estimated requirements appro
priated during previous bienniums
for which no revenue .is available
Authorized appropriations by
joint ways and means committee
for the years 1927 and 1928, $9,
344,115.41. State aid to the state industrial
accident commission computed at
$195,710 for the years 1927 and
1928, which was included In the
budget, has been eliminated ' for
the reason that the joint ways arid
means committee has suspended
the state's .contribution for thl3
It was said that the apparent
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McFADDEN BILL BEADY
Last of Steps Taken to Prepare
Measure for President !
WASHINGTON, 'Feb. 16. 1
(AP) The lasi of the many leg
islative steps that have beep neces
sary for the highly controverted
McFadden branch banking Mil to
reach President Collidge was tak
en today by -the senate."
Scarcely-had the conference re
port as amended by the house
been approved, 71 to 17, before
Senator Glass, democrat, Va., co
author of the revised measure,
proposed a senate investigation of
reports that a group of -bankers
favoring the discarded Hull
amendments had spent more than
$100,000 in maintaining a lobby
SIGNS OF SPRING'S ADVENT
LEGISLATURE .EXPENSE BJJjJ
OF 120,000 APPROVED
Creal ion of Separate Motor .Ve
hicle Deportment Postponed !
The senate yesterday defeated
Senator Joseph's bill to make in
sanity grounds for divorce In Ore
gon when 16 senators voted to
sustain an adverse report on the
Senator Butler said the bill
would reverse the policy under
which divorces have been obtained
in the state for years.
"This is a serious question," he
declared. "The law recogniaes
marriage as a civil contract and
it should not be dissolved because
of the misfortune of one of the
parties to the contract. Under our
present laws divorce can be ob
tained only through fault of one
of the parties. This policy should
not be disturbed."
It was the contention of Sena
tor Bailey that the proposed
amendment to the existing di
vorce laws would open the door
to fraud and intentional persecu
tion. "It is my opinion that our pre
sent divorce laws are too lax,"
Senator Bailey concluded.
Senator Klepper also spoke
against the .bill.
The senate also postponed in
definitely a bill introduced by the
roads and highways committee
providing for the creation of a
separate motor vehicle depart
ment. This bill was intended to
consolidate the motor vehicle di
visions now operated under the
direction of the secretary of state,
public service commission and the
state highway department. The
committee reported that while the
bill contained some good points,
the time bad not arrived when
such a consolidation should be
authorized. Fifteen senators voted
to sustain the adverse report of
A bill introduced by Represen
tative . Fisher authorizing school
districts to purchase textbooks
also was indetintely postponed.
This bill was said to have had
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MARY GARDEN BETTER
Prima Donna Expected to Be Able
to Carry Oat Engagement
BALTIMORE, Mr., Feb. 16.
(AP) 'Mary Garden, confined to
bed-in her hotel here today with
an attack of bronchitis, was ex
pected tonight to be able to carry
out an engagement in Washington
tomorrow without change. Miss
Garden is ' singing the leading
feminine role in. "The Resurrec
tion," with the Chicago ,Civic Op
era company. Physicians ordered
her to bed for .rest after last
night's performance here.
jationalists Threaten City
Following Defeat In
flicted on Sun
BATTLE LOOMS IN
Foil of Jlangchow Believe1 Im
minent; Defending Troops Near
Collapse, With Morale
Shaken By Eneinjy
SHANGHAI, Feb. 17
Nationalists here claim that Hang
chow, important rail arid water
center 113 miles southwest of
Shanghai, was captured by their
forces last night. Hangphow has
been held by Marshal Sun Chuan
Farig, a member of the alliance of
northern war lords.
(AP) The cruisers
Marblehead and Richmoh
arrived at Honolulu
Nicaragua, have -been
remain there to await
ders from Admiral
commanding the Asiartic
Shanghai. The cruisers
inally dispatched to
for disposal by -Williams
SHANGHAI, Feb. 16.
This city again became
today with an invasion
result of a severe defeat!
by the defending troops
shal Sun Chuan-Fang in
province. Sun's army
back almost to
miles from-r Shanghai,
by : fein-
forced "Cantonese troops
Far to the
lor, in Honan prov
meats are taking place
for a big
battle between the
Peking and nationalist
General ments, with the armies
shal Wu Pei-Fu and
militarists, awaiting opportunities
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RADIO CONTROL GAINING
Opposition to BiU in Senate Is
Oasbed; Action Dm Today
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (AP)
With opposition apparently well
flattened out, the conference re
port on radio control legislation
was made the unfinished .business
of the senate today without de
bate on a record vote.
Senator Pittman, democrat, Ne
vada, who has led a fight to send
the legislation back to. conference,
declared he had no intention to
obstruct this or other bills between
now and the end of th session,
but that he -desired again to speak
briefly on the measure.
DR. D0BBS PUT IN JAIL
Dentist Paces New Murder Trial
for.&layiag JCbitelutU -Girl -
SEATTLE, Feb. 16-4 (AP)
Dr. C. C. Dobbs, Kirkiand dentist,
' m. i L "
was in me county jail again xiere
tonight, following filini ' of the
second murder charge against hfhV
Dobbs" had been at liberty on
$25,000 bail on justice court
charges of first degree murder in
connection- with the slaying of
Letitia Whitehall, a girl dental
patient. Today's charges were
filed in superior court, land, will
forestall .prettminary I hearing
for Dobbs in justice court set for
CENSORED PLAY CLOSES
; - -:
All Hands .Producing "Tbo ;Cap
Uve Decide to Give It Up
a NEW YORK Feb, 16-i- ( AP)
The manager and director, the
stag . flfreetor, ther Jeadiag lady,
another ' actress and one elderly
actor walked out of the limelight
.today ; among the; central figures
in the police-raided pUblic-cen-sored
said they no longer would appear
in the play or V try to put it on
again In New York.- I
SLEEPS t.B QAYsi DIES
TVomans Xang- XapiSaid Br Caml'
ly Dae to XeadAche Cure ,
: BALTIMORE. Teh. 16. (AP)
--Mrs. Mary C JlammllL' who
slept for eight 'day aterv her
family said she had taken a head
ache remedy, la dead.
YWCA ASKS FULL'
QUOTA WIS YEAR
Txcai Organization hasailfih Jtec
- ord to I'rotect In Work for
DRIVE NETS -i0 IN TWO
-HAYS OF BOLICTTINO
The YWCA campaign held its
Own today with an Increase pt tl,
running the jtotal to $26.
This is slightly more than 40 per
cent of the quota for the drive and
has been ..obtained in two days of
the five day scheduled campaign.
Notwithstanding the fact that
the campaign'appears to be going
over in good sha.pe, the first two
days are always considered to" bo
the strongest and the local organ
ization will face a serious situation
if their quota is not fulfilled. They
faced a deficit in 1926 arid with
the. abnormal Increase in popula
tion this year, leaders in the work
report that every available dollar
is needed if the reputation of Sa
lem's YWCA activities is kept up.
Rev. E. H. Shanks of the First
Baptist church was the principal
speaker of the Wednesday lunch
eon describing some of the .par
ticular benefits, which the -city de
rives from the work ef the organ
ization. Rev. J. W. De Yoe ot the
Leslie M. E. church closed the
meeting with prayer.
.-If, .under the handicap of the
rainy weather, solicitors, fail, to
canvass for funds from people
wishing, to contribute or pledge
funds, they are asked to mail their
p heck or pledge to YWCA head
quarters ,at the YMCA building.
D'AUTREMONT SETS SAIL
SLskyou Murder -Suspect Ijeavee
: -anli on Army Transport
MANILA, P. r.,lFeb. 16. (AP)
Arrested in connection with the
Siskyou tunnel murder In Oregon
three years ago, J Hugh D'Autre
mont left here today .aboard, .the
army transport Thomas for San
Francisco in thel custody .of -a
fUnited States tostoff fee -inspector.
SAN TRANCISCO. J$b. 16.
CAP) The $5306 reward offered
by the government for the capture
of Hugh D'AutrenVont will be giv
en to a soldier stationed at the
Presidio .here, .postal officials said.
This soldier .had served in the
army in the Philippines with D-
Autremont, inspectors -eald, but at
that time knew him as ''James
When -the soldiers returned he
recognized "Price" as DAutre
mont from poster offering a re
ward for his arrest. The soldier'
communicated with the govern
ment men and DAutremont's . ar
ELKS WILL ENTERTAIN
Special Vaudeville and Other Fea
tures for War Veterans
Real .big time Vaudeville, .both
local talent aad-professional, will
feature, the annual entertainment
for world war veterans the Elks
lodge of Salem will present this
evening, it "was announced Wed
nesday by Archie! Holt, chairman
of the entertainment committee.
Just what the. acts will be Holt
did not divulge. Jest the show
should be deprived of some of its
novelty; , but since -he ie one -of
Salem's highest authorities n var
iety , entertainment,- the veterans
are r looking torward to " a .' real
treat. , ' . ' . : T
The .program, . hich starts at S
o'clock at -the Iks temple, will .be
followed' by a "Johnny - Jones"
feed downstairs. : -
PLANES CRASH t3 DIE
Collision in 3Ihl-alr at Caonp 19tan
1 f ley Fatal 4oj All tilers -
SAN ANTONIO Texas, "Feb. 16
(AP) Lieutenant Benedict A.
Coyle, Cadet John 'W." Green" arid
Private ; Budoljh j C, " Cartel ' were
killed in a midraiy. plane crash at
altitude of About 150. feet At
Camp Stanley late .today. , . .
.' Lieutenant -Coyle- -and Private
Bartel -were taking elf in a Doug
las a-? for Kelly field when they
crashed lnto "Cadet Green, -who
was flying alone tn a ttlt training
ship.; Cadet tGreejn was tiring on
the target range when the accident
occurred. Both ships came to the
ground in a - heap and the fliers
were killed Instantly.-,
FU5ET DEPARTCRE DELAYED
I 6ATT "PEDRO, Cal.; Teb.
(AP) DeparCuro oT t least
paft - of- the Pacific coast battle
fleet from its basO kere, scheduled
Cot tjxmwvwwj.iipi i foVrX&rfc
coast, tor the Jolat Jleeti WAAeuT?
ers may -be delayed. nntiL Frldax J
dae - to etorm k conditions iKhlcb
made - it Mmpewdile. -to .eonaplete
loadhtgs of ships j'tonight. - r "
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Lively Verbal Tilt War(cs Ses.
sion as Two Hour Attack
V Waged on Bill
Rates; and Exempt Ions Remain Vn
ehanged ; Honse ; n i ah v Oon
f enrrs In -Some Minor
The .Patterson income taxhilL
faced the big test Jn the senate
yesterday afternoon and was pass
ed with only three senators voting
This bill passed the house some
time ago and was placed ?in the
hands, of the. senate committee on
assessment an4 taxation, where it
remained until late Tuesday after
noon. A few minor amendments
were made by the-committee and.
it was made a special order of bus
iness for the senate .at i o'clock.
The two most Important changes
called for the filing ot consolidat
ed returns by affiliated corpora
tions and for filing adjusted re
turns by business houses -doing
partial payment on vnriona con
tract businesses. v
An attack, which continued for
nearly two hors, was waged
against the bill by .-the .oppoQSSts.
Verbal clashes kept the debate at
the height of interest and 'the at
tack was confined mostly to .the
rates and exemptions. ' '-,
At one stage in , the debate 4Jx?
opponents sought to hare the sen
ate resolve Itself into a committee
of the whole and make some -revision
of the rates. Thistnotion
was lost by rote of 21 to 9. ' .
Leading in the oppositionwere
Senators Banks and Joseph. Sen
ators Bailey, Hall and Klepper
gave them some .assistance.. Sen
ators Eddy and Moser were -the
principal proponents .of .the .brn.
At .one time Senator -Klepper pre
dicted the bill's defeat at the polls
and offered a criticism of Govern
or Patterson motives. Senator
Butler resented this critleism."
The actual time .for the pasaaga
(Contiimed n pars 2.) A. ' '-
XARGE BUT SPARSKLX TOPU'
IaITED SKCTIOX JAnRED 1
Terrific Movement Of Jarth's
Surface Kfll Ol Jn .City
-Of XjUbinJe : '
BELGRADE, Jugo-Slavia, Feb.
16. (AP) Earthquake has fol
lowed earthquake since the iflrst
shocks -early Sunday rocked a
large, though sparsely populated,
section .of Jugo-Slavia. ; latest
dispatches from the devaated re
gion report that a terrific move
ment of the earth's surface shook
down . many buildings and killed
91 persons at Ldubinie,. in .the
province. of Herzegovina yesterday,
v This town along with 'several
others felt the full force of the
earth tremors on Sunday, wores
of residents being driven from
their 'homes out into the Intense
cold of the night . and streets fil
led with snow.
Rescuing parties have been .dis
patched to the scene of toe de
struction, which Js known to cover
a .large area along Xhe .parent,
river,. lut. eonunuaication nave
been cut off ia almost every dlreo
tion. . - -' ' . '?
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j JIMMY MALONEY j
' Thisight on Friday night 1
in the -heavyweight elimiaa
t ion matches -will be one of
the biggest ring events of the !
winter, -and -will -probably de- 1
4 termlne -Gene : Tunney's next ' i
opponent for the heavyweight
crown. : Over the Associated'!
Press leased wire The Oregon
Statesman will receive BLOW.!
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