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Lower House Passed the tVIcNary Bill Last . Plight; If It 4s Signed : by the" President;.. It Will Stabilize Farming
Two More Days To Go, With the Y.W.G.A. -Campaign, and It Will Take Hard
Work to Reach $7,000 Goal
WEATHER FORECAST: Rain; moder
ate temperature; southerly gales on coast.
Maximum yesterday, 51; minimum, 43:
river, 4.'3; rainfall, .63; atmosphere cloudy,
An offset to thoso who propose to do six
days worl in fire days are those who do
nt do five days work in six. Pittsburgh
SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, .FEBRUARY 18, 1927
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BY STORM, 1 1
One Missing and Two Not
Expected to Live as Result
TEMPEST CUTS SWATH
Houses, Darns and Other .Struc
tures Wrecked by Klements;
Anrwfi, Ambulances and
ST. JOSEPH, La., Feb. 17
CAI') Seven teegroes v e r e
killed here tonight when a tor
ftado struck the Lilia Mat plan
tation on Lake Rruin near here.
Twenty-one were reported In
jured. Most of the plantation
houses along the lake Were de
molished, llecanse of their crip
pled roiirmunications the names
of the dead and injured could
not be learned.
PLEASANT HILL, La., Feb. 17,
(AP) Eleven are dead, one is
missing and two are not expected
to live as a result of a tornado
which struck a mile and half south
of here at 5:30 o'clock this after
noon. The dead: Mrs. D. D. Hlcks 60;
Key Hicks, 2.5: Verdie Ashby, 40;
Opal Ashby, 18; Lamar Ashby,
Larry Ashby, two small Ashby
children i Ruth Birdell, 18; Mrs.
W. J. Brown, Elbert Oates Jr., 5.
Miss Ruth Free, about 18 years
old, Is missing and Is believed
. dead following the destruction of
her home. Her father. Colonel
Free, is in a critical condition and
is expected to die. An unidenti
fied man will die also, it is be
- .Jifcved. r
iThe Masonic temple here was
"Turned Into a makeshift hospital
as the dead And dying were rushed
to this cjty.
Through the efforts of the
hreveport Times, Special nurses,
doctors and ambulances from the
North Louisiana sanitarium were
despatched to Pleasant Hill. Mor
ticians sent two. ambulances and
provided transportation for the
Meager information tonight de
scribed the tornado as having cut
a swath a mile wide, wrecking
houses, barns and other structures.
ine Stockton home, a mile and
half south of Pleasant Hill,, was
the first house struck, but of the
12 occupants, no one was injured.
FORCE OF 1600 ADDITIONAL
SEAT TO END TROUBLE
"Outcome Of Impending Battle
Kipected To Decide Use
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. (AP)
A force of 1600 additional
American marines is under orders
for Nicaragua to put an end to
bloodshed and disorders In that
Two hundred men aboard the
cruiser Trenton are to be rushed
from Guantanamo. Cuba, to Corln
to. Another 200 will proceed from
San Diego, Cal. "A full regiment.
1200 strong. Is scheduled to sail
from the United States aboard the
naval transport Henderson.
The outcome of an Impending
battle between liberal and con
servative forces at Matagalpa
probably will decide the exact use
Rear Admiral Latimer will make
of the additional forces to be
placed at his disposal. The Wash
ington government does not know
in detail the number of troops
facing each other at Matagalpa,
but disclosure today of the orders
which will Increase American mar
ine detachments in Nicaragua
fourfold indicates the grave doubt
entertained by President Coolidga
and his advisers that the Matagal
pa battle can be averted.
No explanation was made at th
state and navy departments of the
immediate reason for ending ad
ditional marines to Nicaragua.
The. two hundred men to be sent
from Ouantanamo tO Corinto will
pplement four hundred marines
i w insuring order at Managua,
fyydtal of the Diaz government.
IjSpiThey will also be available to
kerp own Ihe Corlnto-Managua
railroad, in the event that Ad
miral l,atlhier decides to employ
his reinforcements "for the estab
lishment of neutral zones at Mata
galpa or elsewBere in further
effort to smother the liberal at
tack upon the Diaa government...
Orders to the marine detach
ment at Ran Diego to embark for
Nicaragua were disclosed yester
day; simultaneously with the an
nouncement that a division of six
naval seaplanes also had been
assigaed to dutv at Corinto. The
transport Henderson -Is- still -at
Philadelphia,' hut was expected to
teall .tomorrow for Newport, RVJ.
DHIVE PAST HALFWAY MARK,
WITH $3,000 NEEDED
Team Led by Mrs. W. D. Clark
Wins Day's Competition
The total for the YWCA drive
went over the $4,000 mark short
ly before noon yesterday with
$4,009 raised, leaving nearly $3,
000 yet to be raised before the
drive closes tomorrow night.
The team led by Mrs. W. D.
Clark won the day's competition
with ?280 raised, it was announced
at the regular noon luncheon. Hal
Patton represented the city coun
cil on the program yesterday, tell
ing the solicitors what the city
fathers thought of the YWCA as
an asset to Salem and vicinity.
Mr. Patton stressed the tre
mendous Importance of the work
now being done in assisting girls
to secure positions, thus keeping
up their morale and in furnishing
a home-like club room for women
away from home.
Dr. Carl Doney, president of
Willamette university, will repre
sent the college on the last lunch
eon program to be held this noon.
The high school girl reserves
sang last night for the regular ses
sion of United Artisans at their
club rooms, after an urgent invi
tation. The local organization is still
a long distance from the goal, but
hopes to make the quota through
fcllow-ups who have told solicitors
to call again next week. Influenza
has held down the success of the
drive, and campaign leaders be
lieve that many who are unable to
contribute this week are planning
to assist at a later time.
STRANDED SHIP FLOATS
Tanker Aground on California
Coast for Time Yesterday
LOS ANGELES. Feb. 17.
(AP) A radio message received
by the Federal Telegraph com
pany here reported that the Stan
dard Oil tanker F. H. Hillman
which went ashore on St. Nicolas
island, 70 miles southwest of San
Pedro, early tonight was floated
less than an hour later and pro
ceeded toward San Francisco.
Although no details of the ac
cident were given In the message,
federal officials were of the opin
ion that little damage probably
was done since the ship proceed
ed toward her destination instead
of putting into San Pedro. The
tanker was bound from London
to San Francisco.
PUBLISHER IN TROUBLE
Man Who Beamed "Captive" Play
Faces Charge of Own
NEW YORK, Feb. 17. ( AP) -Horace
B. Liveright, publisher,
who dashed into court yesterday
to the rescue of the harassed stage
presentation "The Captive" today
was given pause midway in an
other rush this time to reproduce
the play in spite of the censors and
the courts by the rising up of a
1925 indictment against him
which he had almost forgotten.
Mr. Liveright, who, it is under
stood, had arranged for most of
the coast of the play to appear
under his management, may have
to go on trial before then. It was
said, on the charge of publishing
an obscene book.
The book was a novel by Max
well Bodenheim, and for its pub
lication Mr. Liveright is under
bail of $2500 as are Thomas R.
Smith, Mr. Bodenheim and the
corporation of Bonl and Liveright,
FEAR . FELT FOR VESSEL
Steamer Elkton Report -d Missing
in Middle of Pacific
MANILA, Feb. 18. (AP)
Fear that the shipping board
freighter Elkton had been lost
with all hands on board was ex
pressed here today by the Admiral
Line, operators of the vessel.
The steamer Liberator, another
shipping board vessel, which re
sponded to the distress call of the
Elkton, messaged that it had
searched the entire area given by
the latter ship as its location.
without finding either the strick
en freighter or open boats to
which the crew might have taken.
The house passed the McNary
The senate deferred action on
the radio control bill.
Sixteen hundred more marines
were ordered to Nicaragua.
Hope that Frank L. Smith of
Illinois will be seated in this con
gress was dissipated.
The nomIhatloi of Ezra Brain
ered.'Jr., to he ah interstate com
merce . commissioner was con
firmed. The Interstate . commerce com
mission heard arguments on the
proposed, SoaUt-Weslern, railroad
Measure Has to Go Through
Senate and Meet Gov
DEBATE LASTS 2 riOURS
Need of Building Admitted, bnt
Source From Which to Take
Money Is Problem;
The campus at the University of
Oregon promises to be adorned
with a new $375, 0Q0 library. At
least it will if the bill appropriat
ing that amount gets by the sen
ate and governor as Successfully
as it did in the house yesterday.
The success of the bill was not
easily won, however, over two
hours being spent in debate.
Everyone being shown the great
need of the building, and oppon
ents admitting it to a certain ex
tent, they still contended that
there was no source from which
to get the money to pay for it.
Representative Lonergan led the
fight for the passage of the bill,
saying it was an absolute necessity,
that the present building would
only accommodate about one-tenth
of the pupils, being built when
there were only about 300 students
enrolled. He asked that any 111
feeling between schools of Oregon
be wiped out and the bill consid
ered on its merits.
Fearing that opposing this bill
might lead people to believe that
he was prejudiced, being an OAC
alumnus, Theodore Cramer ex
plained that he was opposed to
the whole building program be
cause of the fact that there were
no funds available at the present
Representatives Graham and
McCourt asserted - that" -money
should be supplied from some
(Continued on page 5.)
MABEL OUT OF DANGER
Film Actress Resting Easier After
Attack of Pneumonia
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Feb. 17.
(AP) Mabel Normand was de
clared to be out of danger by her
physician this afternoon at . the
Santa Monica hospital where the
film actress has been critically ill
with bronchial pneumonia.
Her physician said that Miss
Normand is resting easier and is
expected to progress favorably
now. He added that what was be
lieved to be an abscess in the lungs
early this week had proved to be
only a serious congestion and that
there is no complication with the
MOW O CfS
GETS BY HOUSE
MEASURE PASSES WITHOUT
Rentals From Commissions Ex
pected toPay Cast of New
The house yesterday passed the
bill authorizing the construction
of a three-story fireproof office
building on the capital grounds in
Salem. The measure passed with
out a dissenting vote.
Representative McCallister said
the governor and the members of
the industrial accident commission
were in faror of the bill. He ex
plained that the rentals from the
building would pay for it, and that
in one sense it was not an appro
priation bill as the funds for its
construction were to be borrowed
from the industrial accident fund.
The state is now paying out over
$35,000 a year for space for the
different departments of the state
scattered about the cities of Port
land and Salem.
Mr. Gordon said that an office
building was needed and he was
heartily in favor of the measure.
INFLUENZA HITS SALEM
Health Officer Reports Jiundreds
of Cases In Mild Form .
Salem people by the hundreds
are suffering from influenza, but
in a mild form, it Is reported by
Dr. Walter H. Brown, city health
officer. Few of these cases have
been reported fo health authori
ties, but the number of absences
from the schools and other indi
cations point to the prevalence of
No quarantine measures are
contemplated at present, but each
individual should take care to
avoid contagion, Dr. Brown stat
ed. The disease has spread not
only all over the United States,
but throughout Europe; but no
such conditions as prevailed in
1918 are looked for, as the peo
ple's resistance to the germ has
apparently become stronger
through previous exposure.
LITA LOSES ALIMONY
Appellate Court Deprives Chap
lin's Wife of Monthly Pay
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17.
(AP) Temporary alimony can
not be awarded to a plaintiff in
a divorce case in California unless
the defendant has been legally
served; the appellate court ruled
here today in depriving Mrs.
Charles Chaplin of $4000 per
month temporary alimony granted
her by the superior court. The
decision makes new divorce law in
California, as the law "had never
been passed upon before by the
higher courts." The decision
leaves Mrs. Chaplin without a mo
mentary award of any kind against
her film star husband.
The appellate court today made
permanent a writ of prohibition
restraining the receivers in charge
of the comedian's California for
tune from making the alimony
payment which had been ordered
by the superior court.
C ANTONESE TAKE
RIVER AT SHANGHAI FILLED
WITH FOREIGN WARSHIPS
Five American Vessels Present
With 11 Marines; More
SHANGHAI, Feb. 18. (AP)
The capture of Hangchow, import
ant center 113 miles southwest of
Shanghai, by the nationalists, was
confirmed here today. The forces
of Marshal Sun Chaun-Fang, who
formerly held the city, were pre
paring centers of resistance to the
north at Kaishing and Sunkiang.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 17. (AP)-
Twenty-one warships of five for
eign countries lay In the Whang-
poo river here today, their fight
ing men ready to go into action of
need be to protect foreign lives and
property should they be menaced
by the threatened invasion of Can
tonese forces. Four thousand
British soldiers ashore within the
international settlements awaited
developments; other British troops
on the sea will bring their number
up to 16,000 unless they are di
vtrted to other ports of China.
Five American war vessels the
Pittsburgh, Asheville, Sacramento,
Edsall and McCormick had on
board 1100 marines ready for
shore duty, and 1200 other "devil
dogs" were expected from San
Diego February 24.
The five foreign flags floating
from the warships were those of
the United States, Great Britain,
Japan, France and Italy.
The war craft lay quietly and
stubbornly at anchor, despite the
assurances of the warrihs Chinese
factions that foreign lives and
property were not endangered. In
Shanghai, however, were many for
eign refugees from Hankow and
Kiaukiang, from which cities they
had been evacuated when coolie
mobs overran the British conces
siort districts, and Cantonese gov
ernment officials took over their
Interest of foreign fighting men
was heightened by reports that the
troops of Marshal Sun Chuan-
Fang, ruler of Kiangsu province,
in which Shanghai is located, had
suffered defeat in Sun's province
of Cbekiang and were falling back
toward Shanhhai. The Cantonese
have occupied Hangchow, 113
miles from this' city by rail, after
Sun's forces were described as
demoralized, and seizing all avail
able railway cars at Hangchow,
prepared to continue their retreat
toward Shanghai if necessary.
STORM WARNING POSTED
Souther! v Winds and Gales to
Strike Oregon, Wellington
, SEATTLE, Feb. 17 (AP) A
warning that strong southerly
winds and gales will strike the
Oregon and Washington coasts
from Cape Flattery to Marshfield
within the next 24 hours was post
ed by the United States weather
FULLS ON TOLL
Wilson River Highway Vic
tim of Administration's
ADVOCATES WILL FIGHT
Graham Moves Measure Be Laid
on Table, Together With
Message of Governor;
Tithing Bill Up (
Governor Patterson yesterday
vetoed the "Vyilson River tbll road
bill, because he thought it would
not be in keeping with thfe policy
of economy which is of vital neces
sity. After the governor's message
had been read on the Root of the
house. Representative Graham
moved that the message and vetoed
bill be laid on the table until he
could ascertain the reason for the
Friends of the toll road bill are
expected to begin immediate steps
for organizing an attempt t.o carry
the bill over the governor's veto.
The biggest thing to take place
in the legislature today is expected
to be the senate's consideration of
the administration tithing bill.
Whether it will pass or not is
causing its advocates plenty of
work. The governor's message
said in part: j
"During the past several; months
the attention of the people! of Ore
gon has been called to the inabil
ity of the tax levying body of the
state at this time to levy faxes in
an amount sufficient to conduct
properly the everal activities of
the state. It has been , my duty
to call to the attention of the legis
lature this shortage of funds and
to suggest some emergency reme
dies which may be used to correct
this condition. i
"In times of financial stringency
the same principles that would be
practiced by successful adminis
trators of private enterprises
should be applied by those entrust
ed with the business of the state.
I do not feel, therefore, that any
new and expensive project! in any
department of the state should be
initiated at this time. i
"I fully appreciate the value and
convenience of the road in ques
tion, but it Is local in character
and would connect points already
joined by the highway system of
the state. This local convenience
is not sufficient, In my judgment,
to counterbalance the fact that the
road is not vitally needed from a
commercial viewpoint, and that Its
construction at this time would
constitute a radical departure from
ite program of economy which is
of such , vital present necessity to
the state of Oregon.
ARCTIC HARDSHIP. TOLD
Party of Hunters Swept Hundreds
of Miles in Open Skiff
SEVOONGA, St. Lawrence Is
land. Alaska, Feb. 17.WVia
Radio WXY at Nome to the Asso
ciated Press.) Swept in ah open
skiff for 400 miles across the
Bering sea from Siberia fo this
island, six survivors of a party of
eight walrus hunters tonight were
recounting an almost unparalleled
story of hardship, peril arid suf
fering and tragic disaster, i
Their arms and legs frozen,
their eyes distended and swollen,
and their scanty clothing in tat
ters, the sfx men finally reached
the Eskimo village of Gambell,
on the northern part of the Island,
from where the story of their Ill
fated battle with the elements has
reached Sevoonga by radki
TURKEY, U. S. NEGOTIATE
America and Constantinople May
Restore Diplomatic Amity
WASHINGTON; Feb. lT-j-.(AP)
Negotiations which apparently
are approaching ft successful con
clusion at Constantinople are ex
pected not only to extend thja pres
ent trade understanding between
the United States and Turkyt but
to restore the diplomatic relations
broken by the world war. j .
Officials here will not disclose
whether Rear Admiral -Bristol,
now holding the title of American
commissioner at Constantinople,
will be given appointment as
American ambassador, or whether
a regular diplomatic officer will
YAMHILL! MAN INJ
Georgn , Sanders "Hurt, Perhaps
.' Fatally, by'Atttomoblla1'
PORTLAND Feb. 17--(AP)
George" Sanders," 60. of Yamhill.
Ore., 'was ill j tired, perhaps fatally,
today - when he stepped Into the
Bide of . an automobile driven by
A. M. Batchlor ot Hlllsboro
Batchlor was not held respons
ible by witnesses and police took
HOUSE COMMITTEE TURNS
,DOWX PEDDLERS BILJj
Both Measures Hard Fought in
Joint Session But Fail to
The automobles and roads, with
the roads and. highway committee
of the house, held a joint meeting
last night, at which they dis
cussed the Yamhill, Benton and
Marion counties delegations' bill.
number 104, designating the
bridges crossing the Willamette
river at Newberg.and .at Corvallis
as state highways, to be improved
and maintained to the same extent
other highways are cared for.
The respective cour.ties built
both of these bridges several
years ago and have maintained
them ever since. Members of the
delegations felt that it only prop
er that the state should nay
for the upkeep of them from now
on, since tney connected two main
highways of Oregon..
A motion was ma de and carried
that the bill be recommended but
that It "do not pasp. There was
considerable feeling against this
from Representative Giesy, Mott
and others. An attempt was made
to reconsider the -vote and to re
port It back without recommenda
tions, buf failed.
The bill 'providing for the re
fund of 50 per cent of the 1927
license fees paid by commercial
salesmen, and. containing an em
ergency clause Was discussed to
Most of the sentiment against
the bill had Tor its incentive the
unfairness to the merchant trucks.
which were also excluded from
the 50 per cent additional tax
heretofore imposed but which was
repealed this session of the legis
lature. Many thought that if
some .received a rebate, all that
were exempted from the addition
al fee- by another bill, should also
receive it. The bill will be re
ported back this morning with the
recommendation that it do not
ITALIAN REPLY UNREADY
Official Answer to Coolldge, Note
in Hands of Officials
HOME, Feb. 17. (AP)
Italy's official" reply to President
CoolidgeV disarmament proposal
remained tonight in the hands of
the foreign office officials. . who
are working- strenuously -to put
the finishing touches to the docu
ment. The note, which it is asserted
semiofficially rejects the Ameri
can invitation for a conference for
supplementary disarmament, vir
tually was finished yesterday, but
the government's desire to insert
more detailed technical support
for the Italian contentions prompt
ed " delay in its delivery. The
main lines of the document al
ready have been set down by. Pre
mier Mussolini, with aid of Ad
miral Acton and other experts.
HEFLIN STORMS AGAIN
Alabaman Uses Fonr Hours in De
nunciation of Catholics
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. (AP)
Nearly four hours of the senate's
five hour session today was taken
up with a denunciation of Cath
olics in this country by Senator
Heflin. democrat, Alabama.
During this time the legislative
machinery was at a standstill and
when Senator Heflin threatened
to continue his speech tomorrow
there were cries of "No, No," from
senators and' Senator Curtis, the
republican leader, in obtaining
the floor. to move for a recess, said
he could not promise that Mr. Hef
lin could proceed at that time.
"I'm not' saying that I want It
tomorrbwi" Heflin replied, "but
If I do I'll get it."
C0QUILLE EDITOR DEAD
Henry .Wi Young, Formerly
Woodburn, Passes in South
MARSHFIELD, Feb. 71 (AP)
Henry W. Yonng, 79, publisher
of the Coquille Valley Sentinel at
Coquille, died this morning. Mr.
Young had been at Coquille for
Before coming to Coos county
he owned the Woodburn Inde
pendent, and prior to comlpg to
the Pacific coast, was engaged In
newspaper publishing In Kansas.
He Is survived by his son, Allen
Yonng,- part owner or the Sentinel,
and a daughter, Marian Young.
FRENCH DEBT TO WAIT
Chamber of Deputies Too Busy to
Bother With Payment
PARIS. Feb. 17 -r- (AP) The
chamber of deputies will be too
busy; with internal problems to
give attention r to ratification of
the Washington debt accord for
seterar months, with the prospect
that;it wfU be October before the
subject can be reached,-'
.The parliamentary program as
proposed by the government; In
virtual accord .with party leaders,
provides first of all -for action on
a bill reducing obligatory military
FARM AID BILL ,
WINS III HOUSE '
BY CLOSE lie
Measure Approved in Same
orm in Which It Went
COOLIDGE MUST JUDGE
Provision for Levying Equallza
tion Fee Contained In Splto . ,
of Bitter Opposition -J
Through Session ( C5J".
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17 (AP)V
The McNary-Haugen farm relief
bill was passed tonight by th -house
in exactly the form approv?
ed by the senate. The vote wai.
14 to 178, a margin of 36 rotes.
It now goes directly to PresI-.
dent Coolldge, with congressional -opinion
divided over whether he
will veto the measure or permit It
to become a law.
The bill proposes creation of a.
federal farm board with power to
levy an equalization fee on - six
basic agricultural commodities for .
the purpose of controlling sur
By passing the measure, .the
house in less than 12 months re- '
versed its position, havlng.by.it:
vote of 212 to 167 last spring re
jected a bill embodying tha wamp, T
general provisions. Two years ago
it also voted down a bill by the
same name with similar provis
ions. The senate, by passing tha bill
4 7 to 39 last week, also reversed
its position, having rejected -the
equalization fee plan last year.".
inclusion of tobacco and tied
and the elimination of cattle, as
basic farm commodities was credit- -
ed generally for the increase In
strength mustered by the bill.. The, -basic
commodities In the measure
as it goes to the president are
swine, wheat, corn, cotton, tobacco :r
ana rice. . . , .
The house took up the bill today
with little expectation ot a final
vote before tomorrow. By hold in if
a majority on the floor at all limes.
nowever, the McNary-Haugen sup-i
porters kept legislative machinery!
proceeding at a rapid pace. and. 1
killed one after another thd morfc L
man iuu amendments offered by
Just before the bill came op furV
imssagB lomgni, aitcr nine
(Continued oa paf 7.)
,TO BE STUDIED
cojnrrtTEE of five approv--
KD, TO REPORT IN 1920
Need of Differential Between Old
and New Cars Stressed in
A resolution authorizing ap
pointment ot a committee of fivo
members to study the motor" ve-
hlcle Jicense tax was adopted yes
terday by the senate. The resolu-.
tion was-introduced by the" roads
and highways committee. The
committee will report Its findings
at the next session of the legisla- -ture
Need of reaching some satiflfac-. .
tory agreement on a license dif
ferential between new and old
cars waa stressed.
Many owners believe the license,
fee affecting used cars should be,
reduced, according to Senator.
Hall, chairman of the roads and.
highways committee. He said that
hasty legislation on this' subject,
was not advisable, however, as a '
constitutional question was In
volved. Senator Upton said he was In -sympathy
with the resolution.
"If this resolution Is ad op ted.'
said Senator Upton, "I will gladly -submit
to, having my motor ve-
hide bill laid on the table pending
the next session of the legisla-:
Senator Upton's bill provided
for a lower" license fee on old cars.
A bill introduced by Senator
Upton and others yesterday pro-,
vides for the employment ot two
captains and three lieutenants in '
connection with the operation of,.,
the state, "motor vehicle depart
ment. The captains would receive
not to exceed $200 a month, while,
the compensation for the lien ten-
ants would be limited to $185 per
month. The bill also would in
crease the compensation , for traf
fic officers from $125 to $135 a
month during the first 12 months;
of their service. Compensation
after this service wonld be Increas
ed from $150 to $175 a month.
The chief Inspector for the state .
motor vehicle department would
be retained under the bllL
v The senate approved a bill ln-';,5
troduced by the roads and high-".
ways committee providing that the .
railroad corporations shall pay 60
per cent of the- total cost of con- '
etructing overhead crossings. Un-,