The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 19, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

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    "Hrer Passim f t fire
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lesf of iSfdb' and
and ruidndoy
rains and snows in east portion ; probable;'
normal temperature; strong southwest and
west winds; occasional gales on the coast.
Maximum yesterday, 55; minjtnnm; 43;
river, 6.1; rainfall, 1.57; atmosphere,
cloudy; wind, southeast.
Jim Reed, of Missouri, who says ha is
going home to his backyard and his dog,
has one dog. Orily the very poor In Mis
souri can afford 18 of 29. Detroit News:
T It . ..
III , Humor Causes Sharp
Words; Compulsory Irtsuf
ancc Bill defeated
Fotfrtrtry" 3fVntM" tp'Cwhte TJp'ia
r rfdusto ' St-ve'ral
3flhor" BHMn Met' Ap
proval of Tired' Mcri'
Generally feeling the need of
some relaxation an drest, and ap
parently nursing to some, extent
wliat Js co ram-only' called "sore
heads" the bouse yesterday de
cided the best thing to do was to
adjourn at 5 p. m. until 'Monday
morning at 10:30 o'clock.'
The forty days exertions hare
begun to tell on a great many of
the members, as was evidenced by
their ill humor yesterday. Most
of the day was spent in arguments
for or against, which ever the
case might be, something that
someone else didn't want.
Speaker Carkin stopped Mr.
Mott in the middle-of his argu
ment for his compulsory insurance
bill when ten minutes allowed by
the new rule were up. The speak
er was obridilfely out of patience
with the ldttg arguments, saying
that a bill which took longer
than ten minutes argument would
not likely be for the good of the
state of Oregon.
Mr. Mott felt that this was in
tended directly against his bill,
and resetted it to some extent.
When he asked later on In the
4Jernoon that his reforestation
.U ill, -which came tip for final pas
Irtage be put on Monday's calen
dar Mr. Gordon objected because
he said, he was tired of this bill
being put down on the calendar,
and asked Mr. Mott if he was
afraid he didn't hare enough votes
in the house then to carry the bill.
Mr. Siott said that wa one of the
reasons, and that he had promised
some of the members that he
would have it put at the foot of
the calendar to give, them time to
study it further.
Irritation continuing to rule
supreme, the speaker suggested
that some of the members must be
getting tired, to which Mr. Mott
stated that he was tired, and did
(Continued on page 4.)
Seven 1 Iodic Found Week Later
My Officer Wild frkartli
1ITICA, N. Y., Feb. 18 (AP)
Rather than see his wife and
fire children starve to death, Guy
M. Taylor, a teamster without
work, killed his entire family and
then ended his own life with a
The tragedy was enacted proba
bly a week -ago, but: it did not be
come known until today, when, on
the representations of a neighbor,
the police forced an entrance into
the squalid tenement occupied by
the Taylors and found seven
The dead: Guy M. Taylor,. 35;
his wife, 35; Elizabeth, 16; Owed,
14; Albert, 12; Goldie. 8; an in
fant, whose name is not known.
Mrs. Taylor's throat- was cut
with a razor, and Taylor commit
ted suicide with the same weapon.
Ttae children were killed with a
rajer and a bOwle KOifeV
The appearance of the room and
the? condition -of the bodies indi
cated that all except the boy Owen
wefe killed as they slept. Owen
apparently had struggled with his
ier as bis body, was round on
floor against one of the beds.-
"Vde ot
ther members: of the family
fr in bed where they" had been
slam. r . - . !
Every shade was' drawn and
every door was locked and bolted.'
indicating to Coroner Gordon Hol
den and the police Investigators
t h t Taylor bad' deliberately
planned the extermination' ot hts
family. ' ;
fiot much 18'knOwn -herre" about
lhk family except' that they ranie
from Schn'ectady about two months
egc and that for' a wTiile Tayl6f
was emnlnved an a. te&Ttistsr. A lis
iiadbeen pat "of worjg Binco Feb-
Financial Return to City From
W. U. S30,00 a Year,
Salem owes to Willamette uni
versity the very fact that the
state capital is located here; and
today, $350,000 annually are
spent in Salem, new money for
the most part, because the uni
versity is here.
These two sides to the Method
ist educational institution's con
tribution to Salem, were men
tioned by the two principal
speakers. B. F. Irvine of Portland
and President Carl G. Doney of
Willamette, at the ''Know Salem
Better" banquet wheh was the
first of a series to be sponsored
by the Salem Ad club, Friday
night at the YMCA. One hundred
people attended, and gave unani
mous approval of the proposal to
hold more of these meetings, tak
ing up one at a- time the city's
principal assets.
But, concrete as they are, these
are not the most important ad
vantages that Salem reaps from
the presence of the university
here, the speakers agreed; in
tangible assets in the way ot
character and culture that Wil
lamette has given to Salem and
its people, overbalance the ma
terial contributions.
Willamette, the only institution
of higher learning on the coast
for many years, naturally drew to
(Continued on page 6.)
Oil Found On Surface Where
Elkton Was La t Reported
Reports suggesting that a ty
phoon swallowed up the freighter
Elkton of the American-Pioneer
line and her crew of 36-reached
the shipping board today. Oil has
been found oft the surface between
Manila and Guam, where the Elk
ton signalled her distress. With
out the slightest sign of the ship
to Indicate her fate there was
still hope, however, that she might
have put into an island shelter.
MANILA, Feb. 18. (AP)
Four destroyers left Cavite this
evening for Guam in search Of
traces of the missing shipping
board freighter Elkton.
a . , ' j ' . . - ,
pleted Zoning of City
Members of the city zoning and
planning commission will speak at
the. Monday noon luncheon of the
Salem chamber of commerce.
They will explain the work of
the commission, which has recently
completed the task of zoning the
city; and has supervision over the
erection ot buildings in the dif
ferent " zones.
Members of the commission who
will be present are Lewis P. Camp
bell, president: James Nicholson,
W. W. Rosebraugh, C. K Albin, A
L, Headrick, Karl Becke and II.
S. Swart.
liana to ltrcak ThHntgli Drifts on
McKenxie Under Way
EUGENE, Feb. 18 (AP) The
McKenzie pass, snowboand all
winter, may be opened this spring
much earlier than usual, accord
ing to word received hero from
Bend today. Plans are under way
in that city to break through . the
snow drifts on the mile high sum
mit. Approximately six feet of
gfiow now covers the high" coitntry,
according' to reforts received here.
Use of snow plows which have
kept The Dalles-California high
way" open all winter Is contem
plated on the McKenzie highway.
AMoeiatoa PrM
Congress was asked for funds
to" start the public buildings pro
gram." Radio legislation, ( approved by
congress, was sent to President
Veterans organizations united
in demands' for a stronger nation
al defense , ' -
Munition Imports for Kicaragu
an liberals,' the White House Said,
further endanger American life
and'property there.' f r
President Cooifdga discussed
the McNary-HaugenT farm : bill
with his cabinet but his position
"ire t ootTeVea ledi '
Cantonese Horde Pushes De
fenders Back Headlong
Toward Shanghai
Stand Expected at Suftgklng, ZS
Miles South of Shanghai;
British Forces Parade
When Vcwg Came
' SHANGHAf, reb. 18. (AP)
The Cantonese horde decisively de
feated the army of Marshal Sun
Chuan-Fang today, poured into the
city of Hangchow and hurled Sun's
disordered forces in headlong
flight toward Shanghai.
The beaten troops, before flee
ing, looted the rich city of 800,000
inhabitants. They burned a large
part ' of the city, and departed.
The missionaries were unharmed,
and most of them left the city.
Sun's demoralized troops are ex
pected to make a stand at Sung
kiang, 28 miles south of Shang
hai, to prevent the invaders cap
turing the richest city of the Far
East as a prize of war.
British troops were paraded in
Shanghai when the news was re
ceived that the Cantonese were
pursuing Sub's broken army to
ward the city. With 21 foreign
warships in the river before thJ
city, aad some 7,000 white fight
ing men on duty, foreign resi
dents in the international settle
ments felt some asau ranee that the
Cantonese would not overrun their
concessions as did coolie, mobs at
Hankow and Kiakiang when the
(Contirrtdn pfc0 6.)
Mary Erb, 0. Forces Self
Into Shallow Hole, Dies
YAKIMA, Wash., Feb. 18
(AP) Forcings- herself into a
shallow well, with an opening so
small it would have been practi
cally impossible for anyone to
have pushed her into it and so
shallow that she could have held
herself above water by standing
erect, Mrs, Mary Elizabeth Erb,
63, of TIeton, took her life last
night, the authorities announced
today. She is survived by her hus
band and son, living at home, and
two daughters, Mrs. Edna Carey
of Seattle and Mrs. Vera Spencer
of Eugene, Ore.
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Xnmber of Injured N'ears Hundred
Mark, With Huge Prop
erty Damage
NE"W ORLEANS, La., Feb. 18
(AP) The known dead from the
tornado which dipped freakishly
into widely separated sections of
three states last night rose to 32
tonight, with the discovery of an
additional body near Pleasant Hill,
La., and the drowning of a man at
Alexander City, Ala.
"The number of injured neared
the hundred mark, and property
damage, largely confined to farm
homes and rural buildings, passed
Rescue workers tonight faced
the possibility of freezing temper
atures. Winds had lost their fury
but brought with them the touch
of ice. j
The tornado dissipitated in rains
and electrical storms.
Bandit H11 Up Ocean Shore;
Just Out of San Francisco
(AP) The Ocean Shore, a San
Francisco - Los Angeles train,
w,hich left here at 9 o'clock to
night, was held up just south of
this city and the crew and pas
sengers robbed of cash and jew
elry of an undertermined amount.
After relieving the passengers and
crew of their valuables the rob
ber left the train.
When he appeared before the
startled passengers, the robber's
face was masked with a blue
bandana handkerchief. Railroad
officials were unable to learn
whether any of the passengers re
sisted the robber, bat announced
that there had been no casualties.
So Ot hern Pacific officials an
nounced belief that the robber had
entered the train at the Third- and
Townsend station here, and had
started holding up. sleeper pas
sengers immediately. He pulled
the air cord to stop the train
when he had finished the rob
Strike Threatened If Man From"
President Taft Not Freed
HONG KONG, Feb. 19. fAP)
Strike of all seamen under the
jurisdiction of the Chinese Sai
lors union in Canton was threat
ened today unless one Chinese sai
lor, sentenced by an English con
trolled magistrate to three months
at hard labor for seditious utter
ances, is released.
The seaman was arrested
aboard the liner President Taft at
Hong Kong.
$1622 ONE DAY
Workers Expect Follow-ups
Bring Grand Total Well
Ovef f 70OO Mark
Citizens of Salem have rallied
better than ever before to the cam
paign call of the YWCA for the
organization is now just around
the corner from their goal, with a
grand total of $5631 in cash and
pledges leaving less than $1400
unaccounted for.
This will only be partially rais
ed by this noon but local officers
believe that follow-ups which will
start next Wednesday will account
for the entire auOta. Yesterday
was the banner day of the drive
with $1622 brought in.
Dr. Carl G. Doney, president of
Willamette university, served as
a genuine collegiate pep leader
in his address Friday noon before
the group of workers who have
helped put over the campaign. He
expressed confidence that the ulti
mate goal would be reached with
out difficulty.
Complimenting the efforts of
each team that has spent the week
in active campaigning, C. A. Kells
general secretary of the Salem
YMCA, spoke on the efficiency
which has been so evident
throughout the drive, and which
is typical of the work done by the
More than 20 women have vol
unteered their services to do the
final work of resolicitation next
week. Beginning Wednesday noon,
luncheons will be held during the
week at the YWCA club rooms for
those engaged.
Hoping to put the grand total
well over $6000 the active work
will close at noon today, but this
will leave approximately $1000
dependent on the work next wek.
With this amount needed the
workers can't afford a respite for
the purses of their constituents.
Wife of Soldier Dies at Astoria
Following Explosion
ASTORIA, Feb. 18 (AP)
Lizzie Antonette Dale, 33, wife of
Private Elmer D. Dale at Fort
Stevens, died at a local hospital
this afternoon fro nr gasoline burns
which covered her body following
an explosion at the home of Cap
tain Percy at the fort this morn
ing, when she endeavored to help
a freshly kindled fire with the
contents of a container of gaso
line, which she mistook for kero
Mrs. Dale had been employed as
a housekeeper at' Captain Percy's
home for some time and was
building a fire in the kitchen
range when the accident occurred.
No Intimation Given by
ecutive of Intention
Veto or Approve
Supporters of Proposal Have No
Reason to Hope, for Passage
in Case President Re
fuses to Sign
President Coolidge already
begun conferences with members
of his cabinet over the McNary
Haugen farm relief bill, which; has
been passed by congress, but no
intimation was given today at the
White House whether he intends
to veto or approve the measure.
In advance of the receipt by! the
executive of ah engrossed copr of
the bill, it was said, in his behalf,
that he intends to consider it just
as he would any other piece! of
The proposal, wbich would ievy
an equalisation fee on six basic
farm commodities,, with a view to
controlling crop surpluses, was
passed by the senate last week.
and was approved in identic form
last night by the house.
In neither the senate nor house
was the majority given the ibill
sufficient to give its supporters
reason to believe it could be
passed over a presidential vetoi a
step that requires a two thirds Vote
in both houses.
The president has 10 days after
the bill's arrival at the White
House ' to decide what he will do'
Congressional speculation: has been
divided, some predictions being
that he would sign the proposal
and make it a law, while others
are that a veto is inevitable.
In arriving at a decision
president is expected to be guided,
to an extent at least, by the advice
of Secretary Jardine, and Secre
tary Hoover and Mellon as well
Also it is likely that the views of
certain congressional leaders will
be sought.
Representative Fort, of New
Jersey, a republican on the house
agriculture committee, called on
the president during' the day! to
point out what he regards as !de
fects in the bill. He said after
wards that while the president had
not made known his position! he
felt sure the measure would be
A group of officials of farm or
ganizations, including Samuel i H
Thompson, president of the Ameri
can Farm bureau, and B. W. Kil-
gore, president of the American
Cotton Growers exchange, con
ferred with Secretary Jardine, who
told them he did not know what.
course the president would take,
but, if the bill became a law the
agriculture department, would co
operate fully in carrying out the
bill's provisions.
The engrossed bill was signed
late today by Speaker Longworth
and Vice President DaWes ajnd
will be sent to the White House
Contractors Kxpect To Com
Structure By June 10
Walls of the new Leslie junior
high schol building are rising
rapidly this week, with nine brick
layers at work. The " brick have
been laid up to a point even with
the bottoms of. the first floor, win
dows. I
. Material Is arriving constantly.
the latest consignment being slate
for the blackboards. The bulld
Injc.wlll bd completed by" Jdne 10,
it is now estimated.
The members of the Salem
board, of education inspected the
work :,Priday morningj. ,
Five . Hundred and: Eighteen tPro-
tectea by coinpensauom
There were three fatalties diae
to industrial accidents in Oregon
daring the week ending February
17 according to a report prepared
here yesterday by the state Indus
trial accident commission:; -
Th A Vlitiin . at Inlin TaMii
Marshtield; ... Irene Agnes Yost,
Med ford, and Floyd,, Ray Paul.
Gold Hill. . I.
A total of 611 of the accidents
reported , were ; under the, work-
December til Would Be Designat
ed as Date for Bill to Bg
The measure eliminating fish
wheels from the upper Columbia
river, passed by the voters at the
last general election, -will probably
not become effective until Decem
ber 31 of .this year, it waa indi
cated today by the senate's adop
tion of a report sigoied by three
1 members of the fisheries commit
tee recommending passage of a
bill providing that operation Of
the measure be postponed until
tbit day.
Senator Staples presented fig
ure to shOW that the gross values
of the canneries affected exceeded
S 750,000, while the taxes and fees
from', one of these "plants aggre
gated mora than. $112,000, in a
year. It also was pointed out by
Senator Staples that in event the
initiatfve measure became opera
tive in May a' number ot fish wheel
owners .would suffer heavy finan
cial loss. He urged that they be
given uiitil December- 31 that they
might iiave time to dispose of
their ;stccks and retire from bus
iness. Senator Butler declared, that, the
bill extending until December 31
the time tor making the Initiative
measure effective waa based on
simple justice and a desire to assist-a
number of men who were
not in a position to lose their life's
"The passage of the bill intro
duced by ' Senator Staples wonld
promote simple justice and give
the owners of these plants ade
quate time to sell their stocks and
equipment and prepare for the
worst. I have' not offered any
trades or hargalne with any' mem
bers of this senate, but am .sup
porting this bill because I. know it
is meritorious."
Senator Banks said he was first
dispbsfjdf tovote against the Sta
ples bUl and had refused to sigh
the report' recommending its pass
"But when I talked, with the
owners of some of the fish wheels,
Bald Senator Banks, "I reached the
conclusion' that' they were worthy
of assistance. I am going to vote
for the Staples bill."
Senator Upton .declared that the
voters of his district voted against
the proposal to eliminate fish
wheels from the upper Columbia
Senator Moser also spoke in
favor of the Staples bill. He urg
ed passage of the bill in the in
terest of fair play.
Passage of the bill was opposed
by Senator Norblad, who reviewed
briefly the history of the fishing
industry. He . said the initiative
measure was in the interest of pre
serving the fishing industry in the
state of Oregon, and that It should
become operative in May as de
creed by the voters at the general
The senate concurred in the
house amendments to a bill auth
orizing cities of the state to levy
taxes for advertising And publi
city, purposes. rln nd case shall
the amount of taxes raised exceed
15000; .
The senate approved a bill by
Senator Joseph authorizing the
state treasurer to-gather financial
data, showing the bonded indeb
tedness of the various political,
Washington V Publication Ruspend
ed Because of Article
1 SEATTLE. Feb. 18 (AP)
Publication of Columns, .monthly
magazine of the University of
Washington student body, has
been indefinitely suspended bv the
faculty. . : ' '
. In making this announcement
tonight,, the faculty committee on
stadent atfairs said that a humor
ous article on the life of Abraham
Lincoln, appearing' In the Febru
ary number of the magazine, had
prompted them to order the sus
pension. ' V
High and Two" Grade Schools
Closed Beca use et pdemlc
ELLENSBURG, Wash., ; Feb.
18.-(AP) -The Ellensbar high
school, and two grade . achoqis
were ordered closed at noon .to
day, lijr DivH, t J.1 Pelch; : eity
health. efficer, ay a result of ab
sence because of-influenza. The
schools are to remain' closed until
next Wednesdayv; v A basketball
game tomorrow, night. between, the
Ellen8burg Normal and WSC
freshman .teams. wjll be played. le
Olnd closed doors.
Reports Indicate Us Defeat;
Way.Be Held Over Until ,
.Monday Session ji
Bill Approved Wnald - IiKfeaao)
Property Valuation Or tto
Of Oregon Arumx!iate - f
ly $23oio66,ooo .r.
The tlthine bill, which has t
been resting peacefully on'l the
desk in the spnaln f nr sovom 1
days is
up for final 1 coaslder-
atlon today
It was indicated
iast nignt tnat some member of f
the SPOatn will mnva in' I19V11 P
me inning mil considered un
der the head of special order 'of 1
ousmess Aionaay afternoon.
This motion undoubtedly would J
receive favorable consideration W
in that most of the senators de-
sire to spend the week-end; at f
thf!p hnmM anil aa lint it o l
WM w " V V AM m
mood to argue the bill at to- r
dav's sesBion' V
Reports indicated that the P
bill will be defeated in the sen, l'
ate. It previously was appror-
ed in the house. The senate 1
will not adjourn until some !
time this afternoon, . according
to reports from the leaders i,
A bill was approved In the'aen-1
ate yesterday, which would" .In-;
crease, the property valuation oC
tne state of Oregon by approxi
mately $250,000,000, , This' hiltl
was introdticed by .Representative,
tC S. Hamilton, and' gives to;.; the'
state tax' contm'lsslon stoperyisbTy7.
control of (he assessment and
laws of the state, county assessors!
ahd county boards of equalization.
The Commission would' have lu
thority to fix the valuations of any ,
ptoperty in the state. - The purpose
of the bill' Is to secure un If brmlt"
of assessments and taxation. En,
forcement penalties are" provided,
and the emergency, clause is aUC
tached. , rr-
As a safeguard to taxpayers un-
der this bil the senate also ap-;
proved a measnre Introduced. by,
the committee on assessment and
taxation which provides for limit-
ing the amount of revenue that
" " (Continued am 2.)
lOO Marines, Aviators, and Planes
Lre Ordered! to Port of
O':' Corlnto
SAN DIEGO, CaL, Feb. 18.
(AP The U, 8. navy destroyer
tender Meyille, detached with tho
tender Altair from the battle fleet-.
for temporary duty as troop ship, -prepared
today to sail late tonight
for, Corinto, Nicaragua, with 10 ,
marines front., the local marine .
post, ; -
The tender AlUir, with the
aviation expeditionary squadron,
commanded by Major Ross rtowell
and consisting of eight officers,
80 men and six De Havlland ob-
serration planes, will ' sail1 for
Cprinto tomorrow morning.
Orders for the Altair and Mel
ville to leave San Diego harbor
for Nicaragua with' the least pos
sible dp lay ' were received from - ;
the nary department today. Load-'
Ing operations Immediately '".were v
speeded up, but the Altair. was
ankble to load the aviation equip- '
ment in time to sail' with the;
Captain Francis Kieren,, 'com .
manding the recruit depot, at the ,
marine' base, was in. command, of. I
the 100. rmarjnes that went Aboard-. -
the Melville. Detachment of
these men left' the marine post
stripped ot every , trained man,
raw recruits being pressed into
service . to assist in the 'Operation .
of, "the powerhouse. ' -
t .cverjr-.eriort is oeing maae oy
the'havy'department to rash here
from Denver, San Frahclsco, Se
attle and' Spokane detachments of
western man guaras wna, vu , ;
form the nucleus for another ex- '
peditionary battalion.Where. this
batallioif will go, of fibers here do
not know,' ; but' they say they -