The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 09, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

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WEATHER FORECAST: Unsettled with
occasional rains over west and light rains
"and snows over east portion; no change in
temperature; fresh southerly winds on
coast. Maximum yesterday, 45; mfnimum,
3; river 5.0; rainfall, .52; atmosphere,
cloudy; wind, southwest.
Admiral Latimer denies that our marines ;
have taken' any part In the Nicaraguan
battles. This! Is obvious, for if they hart, '
the war would have been over before this..
First Game of High School
Hoop Tournament Thurs
day at 3 P. M.
Salem May Play, in First Game;
Sixteen Contests .Listed in
Three-Day Schedule
Salem's biggest athletic event
ot the year, the annual state high
"school basketball tournament, will
get under way Thursday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, taccordlnKi to the pro
gram of .games announced Tues
day from Willamette university.
The ,16 tournament games will be
played In Che Willamette gymnas
ium. ', ' i
Until the teams draw for places,
ii will be impossible to tell at what
time any particular, team will play,
but if the plan of seeding the draw
is adhered .to, Salem high will
play the first' game at 3 o'clock
Thursday and Eugene high the
second, which Is scheduled to start
at 4 o'clock.
First round games also will be
played at 7:30 and 8:30 o'clock
Thursday evening.
The Friday schedule is as fol
lows: 9:30 and 10:30 a. m., cham
pionship series games; 2, 3 and 4
p. m., consolation series games;
7:30 and 8:30 p. m., semi-finals
- in the championship series.
' i The Saturday games, are: 9:30
a. m., consolation game; 2 and 3
i' p. m., consolation semi-finals; i:30
I consolation finals; ,8:30, ,flnal
game for the state championship.
f Secretary Roy ,W. Cannon of t, he
, high school athletic association has
Tasked that arrangements be made
Vv lo nola a arawiDg lor iiaer!igai
, V or ten teams, so that in case-the
plan to give Salem and . Eugene
definite places on the bracket Is
voted down by the' representatives
of the teams, these two schools
may draw on the same basis as the
rest. ..
The list of teams which will
participate was complete Tuesday
night with the report of the de
ciding game in Portland, won by
Franklin high. The other teams
entered are, Salem, Eugene, As
toria, Pendleton, La Grande, Til
lamook, Medford, Marshfield and
Player lists tame in Tuesday
from the three schools which had
been qualified for the tournament
and from whom the lists had not
been received previously. They
Astoria: Makinin 4 and Luther
(Continued oa p(l 4.)
Worry Over -Physical Condition
Relieved Cuse for Play
er's Act
SHREVEPORT, La., March 8
(AP Johnny Mostil, Chicago
Amcriian outfielder, slashed his
throat so severely late today in
his hotel room that pbysiciars at
the hospital where he was taken
said ton lent he, could hardly live.
Mostil cut his arms, wrists, and
stabbed himself in the lert side as
well as slashing his throat, while
alone in his bathroom at the hotel
Youree, where the Chicago Ameri-
ran league baseball team is quar
tered. . - ;
Desnondencv over ill health is
believed to have -been responsible
. i or Mosul's t attempt at ,Bu:cme.
This morning be visited a local
uhvsician. when an X-ray was
made of his teeth. He had been
worried over his physical condi
tion and it is -believed it caused
.. temporary insanity. Ho arrived at
Rfarevenort. from Chicago Monday
to start t spring training, but had
not donned a uniform- Rain pre
vented bte team from practicing.
Phvsli'lina sat tha hnnitll
- learned that Mostil .had stabbed
himself just over the heart with a
knife blade. This Is the wound
. .Tthat will nrnhahlr rnuR death
jWhen clothing was cut from
htm. it was discovered' he had
slashed his ankles. One cut was
- almost to the hnnp
' 1 Late tonight MokHI wan rpFilnc
J easier but his condition still was
grave. He was able to recognise
friends who gathered at his bed-
me. . rwo flociors and several
nurses were in attendance.
CHICAGO, March 8 (AP)
Johnuy Mostil. Chicago White Sox
outfielder, found late today in
' bathroom at his hotel 'in Shreve-
ort, La-v, with his throat cut, came
into major league -baseball as the
' winner of a popularity contest"
t rm '! i. ... i .- t :
JEmcTgj?ncy iald to Exis f or .Grow
ers or coast jby two -cent
Flat Rale
,The, Oregon delegation in. congress
composed of. Senators .McNary and
Steiwer and Representatives pHlaw-
ley ana naot,. today lor warded to
the. (.United State , tariff .commis
sion a request that, .the .existing
taxiir. oft; cherries be increased 50
per cent under ,prp vision of the
f legible tariff law. ,'a,, Washington
dispatch, to the Morning Oregonian
tonight. states.
' i"TAe Detition . cites,, the .recent
decision o. the. customs, ourt that
putea cnerries ,ih brine are duti
able, at .two cents, per pound in-
sieaa joi 4U per cent ad valorem,"
the dispatch says. -
, An emergency exists as a re
sult for cherry growers of the
Pacifie coast, who will begin to
market their crop in May. it is
Definite Proposals Made by Amer
ica to England, Japan
(AP) The convening in Geneva
in June or July of a British-American-Japanese
naval limitations
conference to discuss maximum
tonnage ratios in cruisers, de
stroyers and submarines is confi
dently expected by the Washing
ton government.
Definite proposals for a three
power attempt to find a suitable
formula have been made by. the
United States to London and
Tokyo. While they are informal
and possibly no more than verbal
in character as yet, replies now
awaited will result in formal in
vitation if the plan is accepted as
is clearly foreshadowed in prelim
inary diplomatic conversations.
Barber Sign for First National
Bank Referred to Committee
The problem of, the barber pole
was up before the city council on
Monday night, and was buffeted
around from the lights committee
to city attorney, with some indi
cation of rebounding back to the
zoning commission. It was finally
decided that since the only type
of sigfin that can be put on the
curb downtown is an, illuminated
sign, the matter stay with the
lights committee.
The cause of the difficulty was
P. J. Hibler's petition for permis
sion to erect a barber pole in front
of the First National bank build
ing, first presented to the zoning
commission. One councilman re
ported that he had been informed
by a barber that if this pole was
allowed, all the rest would apply
for them, too.
Governor Issues Requisition Pa
pers; Served One Term
Governor Patterson yesterday
issued requisition papers looking
to the return to Oregon of Albert
Brownlee, who is wanted in Lane
county for murder. Brownlee is
under arrest at Walla Walla. It
was alleged that Brownlee and &
companion shot and killed a mem
ber of a posse, after they had held,
up a Veneta pool hall and wound
ed its proprietor.
Melvin Turnbnll and George
Canaday, deputy sheriffs, will re
turn the prisoner to Eugene.
Brownlee at one time served a
term in the Oregon state peniten
tiary for a statutory offense com
mitted in Descbntes county.
Flnu Takes Option on Kleetric
Works Serving Three Towns
CANBY, Or.. March 8. (AP)
The. Portland Electric Power
company has offered to buy the
city's light and power system, and
has taken an option on the Mo
lalla Electric company's plant,
which serves Aurora, Hubbard ajyl
Donald, it was announced last
night by Mayor W. H. Bair. who
said that it is expected a deal will
be consummated this month.
O ." '. ,ocid Pro
The president decided to go west
for the summer.
Taking of evidence was begun
in the contempt trial of Harry F.
A three power naval arms lim-;
Ration conference ' was proposed
by the United States.
i; . i t
The I. C. C declined to read
just grain rates from North and
South Dakota.
President. Coolidge, reduced the
sentences 20 negrpe3 who parti
cipated, in th Houston riots ot
County Assessors of State
Consider Operation of flew
Tax Laws
Kay Declares Limitation Increase
From Three to 8ix Percent
Could be Reduced With
in Two Years
The county assessors of the
state met in Salem yesterday for
a general conference with the
state tax commission and pledged
their cooperation in the efforts
being wade to equalize the prop
erty assessments in Oregon. Only
one assessor was absent. from this
meeting and he was from Wheeler
The conference was called pri
marily to consider the operation
of a law enacted at the recent
legislative session imposing addi
tional duties and authority upon
county assessors and the state tax
commiion. Under this law the
state tax commission has general
supervision over the activities of
county assessors, and ha author
ity to revie assessment when they
are deemed to be unfair and un
reaonable. The law also provides machin
ery whereby the county assessors
may demand the books and ac
counts of taxpayers and secure
other information for tax levying
purposes. The act was copied in
part from the. Washington statute,
and its passage was recommended
by the state tax investigating com
mittee created by the 1925 legis
lature. T. B. Kay, state treasurer and
member of. the. state. tax commis
sion, declared that farm property
was now assessed ' to the limit
while many lines of business were
escaping their just share of the
(Continued en pce S.)
Voters Apparently Turn Down
Purchase of Street Railway
SEATTLE, March 8. (AP)
Seattle , voters in the municipal
elections today turned down a
proposal to purchase the Rainier
Valley Street Railway system, re
turns from the early precincts in
dicated. The vote for those pre
cincts was 2.119 opposed and 930
for the purchase. The Rainier
Valley system is the. only private
ly owned car line in the city.
The early returns also indicated
the success of a measure authoriz
ing a $900,000 bond issue to pro
vide a civic auditorium.
Re-Employment of Teachers to be
Considered at Next Meet
ing of Boar.
The provision in contracts
signed by Salem teachers under
which they may be required to
undergo a medical examination.
will be enforced when new con
tracts are made out for the next
school year, it was indicated at
Tuesday night's meeting of the
school board.
Dr. Walter H. Brown, school
physician, was instructed to make
out a form to be filled out by the
physician who makes the examin
ation,' the teacher being permitted
to consult any physician desired.
It was explained that if this
provision 13 put into effect, the
board will be in a position to be
more lenient in awarding sick
leave, being assured that the
teacher was in sound health when.
first employed.
The board opened bids on Iock-
ers for the new Leslie junior high
school building. They were re
ferred to the building committee
for compilation. Otherwise no
business in connection with the
new structure was brought up in
open meeting, but Architect James
held a private consultation with
the building committee.
Re-employment of present teach
ers will be taken up at the next
meeting or the board, it was indi
cated, Supt. George W. Hug an
nouncing that the questionnaires
recently sent to the teachers will
be returned by that time. Hug
reported that two additional high
school teachers, three junior high
instructors and three grade teach
ers, as. well as one principal, will
be needed.
Government Finishes Most uf
Presentation Against Oil Man
(AP) Blocked in its efforts to
get into the record what was In
senatorial minds in the asking of
questions which Harry F., Sinclair
refused to answer In 'the senate
Teapot Dome inquiry, the gov
ernment practically concluded to
day the presentation of its con
tempt case against the millionaire
oil operator and sportsman.
Presentation of the defense's
case an dnolgshrdluoapuoapuoao
case and long argument on points
of law probably will be started to
morrow, 'with the prospect that
the' case will reach the jury late
Thursday or early Friday
Today was given over to the
reading. of dull documents, sharp
exchanges between counsel, and
criticism of senate investigators.
TACOMA, March s.- ( AP) A
revised charter for the city of
Tacoma was apparently adopted by
voters here today on the face of
unofficial returns from 90 per cent
of the precincts. No radical change
in city government was provided
by the new charter.
Intensive Stud
Says Opini.
3 of Subject Made
n; Other Cases
The request for the dismissal
of the -appeal c f Mark Broom was
denied yesterday in an opinion
handed down by Justice, Brown
of the state si Ipreme court. This
request for dis jnissal was made by
Broom's attor keys on the show
ing that he w.s a fugitive from
Broom was ! twice ponvicted in
the circuit comrt for Lane county
for violation a!.' the state prohibi
tion laws, and in each case was
given a jail sentence and fine.
Both cases wc re appealed to the
supreme court, and the defendant,
though relieve d from actual cus
tody pending ach appeal, was in
constructive etistody by virtue of
his undertakid g of bail upon ap
peal. The judgment of the lower
court in the fiirst appeal was af
firmed in the vsupreme court and
its mandate remitted to the
circuit court In'. October, 1926.
Thereupon, tJue trial court made
the necessary o.rder for the execu
tion of its judgment. The defend
ant later was located by the
sheriff in the Marlon county jail
where he was serving a sentence
for a third crime against tha pro
hibition law. ,9room broke jail
on December 25,. 1926, and neith
er the sheriff of Marion county
nor of Lane county, was able to
take him into custody.
"We have made an intensive
frtudy of this snhject." read the
opinion. "From: such study, we
are unqualifidelty committed to
the doctrine announced by the
highest authorities and the most
eminent criminal law writers of
America, that, when it satisfac
torily appears to the appellate
court that a conv icted criminal has
fled from the jurisdiction of the
court, it is within the power of
that court to refuse to hear his
"But while we have the power,
in our discretion, to dismiss the
appeal where the appellant is a
fugitive from justice, this - case
having also been heard on its
merits and therein affirmed, it is
unnecessary to exercise our dis
cretio nby dismissing the appeal.
The motion to dismiss the appeal
(Continued on pan 5.)
Fisherman Believed to Have Fal
len Off Craft in Harbor
(AP) Veering crazily through
the water under its own power,
but with no one aboard, a fishing
boat was picked up in Grays Har
bor today by G. A. Wickett, fish
erman, who believes the owner of
the boat was drowned. A hat was
found lying in the bottom of the
craft. It was feared that in at
tempting to climb around on the
gunwale of the boat to shut off
the engine the owner fell overboard.
Thousands in Quake Area
Struggle to Reach Safety
and Aid Injured
Condition of Homeless People Is
Pitiable; Drifts Used for
Shelter; Railroads
Not Operating
TOKYO, March 9. (AP.)
The casualties in the Tango dis
trict as the result of Monday's
earthquake jumped to 5,710 to
day when the prefect ural gov
ernor at Kyoto reported that
number killed or injured. The
tlead totaled 227' and the in
jured 3441. The repor$ was
made public by the home office
TOKYO, March 9, (Wednesday)
(By AP.) -With their houses
reduced to ruins or ashes by last
night's earthquake, thousands of
refugees in the stricken area, most
of them in the district of Tangp,
today struggled to reach safety,
and to care for the injured.
Dispatches from Tango describ
ed the pitiful condition of the
refugees, homeless, hungry and
cold. In some places the snow
is from one to five feet deep and
hundreds of men, women and
children, possessing but a few
blankets, found meagre shelter be
hind great snow drifts.
The suffering of women and
children was considerable, ab
though the efforts of troops, po
lice and young men's associations
were alleviating the misery. Ef
forts to bring aid to the devastated
region were-retarded because of
lack of railway traffic, only mo
tors and wagons being available
in addition to a few airplanes that
are bringing in some relief sup
plies. The roads and paths were
badly cracked everywhere.
A newspaper airplane observer
described the smoking ruins of
villages, numerous bodies lying
about and priests reading the final
rit es. One ' observer said condi
tions were pitiful beyond descrip
tion. ' The majority of residents of the
Tango district who escaped death
last evening spent the night in the
open, spreading mats on the snow.
Policemen, doctors and nurses are
being hurried to the scene with
relief supplies and it is expected
that the hunger and misery there
will be alleviated soon.
A reporter for the Asahi Shim
bun, who .went to the scene in an
airplane, said most of the villages
were reduced to ashes, that no
houses were left standing, and
(Continued on page 5.)
Successor to Mr. Canon , to Be
Named by Board of Control
W. H. Canon, for the past two
years state parole officer, yester
day sent his resignation to the
state board of control. It was
said that a successor to Mr, Canon
probably would be considered at
the next meeting of the board of
control which will be held later in
the month.
Before accepting the office of
state parole officer Mr. Canon was
connected with the United States
land office at Roseburg. Mr. Can
on will locate at Roseburg or Med
ford. There are several applicants for
the office of parole officer, mem
bers of the board of control said.
Hiuban$ Ordered Because Some
, Weevil Said' to Exist
' Governor Patterson yesterday
received information from the ag
ricultural department at Washing
tod that federal quarantine had
been ordered on alfalfa hay ship
ments to the state- of Nebraska
from Baker, Malheur and Union
ccunties. Alfalfa hay offered for
shipment to Nebraska from these
three eastern Oregon counties
must undergo federal Inspection.;
1 The embargo was ordered be
cause of the alfalfa weevil which
has caused considerable, trouble In
certain sections of eastern Oregon.
Texas Pig Owner Fainta at First
Award, Dead at Second
8. (AP) After tainting once
upon receiving the grand cham
pionship on a Barrow pig in the
southwestern . exposition ' and; fat
stock show here; -T.S. Cllne, .55i
of Prosper, -Texas,, today, dropped
dead when awarded another grand
championship on a pen ot three
Eight Gallons of Whiskey and
Threo Barrels of Mash
Back Charges
a Joining forces, county officers
and state prohibition commission
ers made two successful raids yes
terday, collecting two stills, 300
gallon's of mash, approximately
eight gallons of whiskey and many
jugs and other containers. John
Heyram, Gervais farmer, and
Henry' Hansen of St. Louis are
under arrest.
Heyram's liquor activities had
been under suspicion for several
weeks, according to Sheriff Bow
er, but no positive evidence could
be obtained until this week. Two
stills were in full opertalon when
the raiding party, armed with
search warrants, arrived at the
Heyram place. Mrs. Heyram ap
peared to be caretaker for one of
the stills, although she was . not
placed, under arrest.
The plant was ' hidden in the
brush back of the house and was
complete in every respect. One
machine Was of 25 gallon capacity
and the other slightly larger.
Three large barrels containing ap
proximately 300 gallons of mash
were seized and the contents
dumped. Five gallons of distilled
whiskey were brought to Salem
for evidence in the case.
The Heyram raid was made In
the morning and was followed yes
terday afternoon with that on
Henry Hansen. Three gallons of
whiskey and several jugs and bot
tles Were seized there. Hansen
will face a possession charge while
Heyram will have three charges
manufacture, possession and sale
of illegal liquors to meet.
The two stills yesterday increas
es the number of seizures to four
since February 1. Two other out
fits have been taken although not
In operation. In each case heavy
sentences have been levied by the
justice court, and it is expected
that the present offenders will be
meted out similar fines and jail
Sentences. . . '
Post plans to Raise Membership
to 1,000 for the Year
Eight hundred world war vet
erans, the greatest number that'
were ever gathered together un
der on roof in Salem, enjoyed the
entertainment and feed put on by
Capital Post No. 9, Amrlcan Le
gion Tuesday night at the armory.
In addition to hundreds of local
ex-service men, 37 attended from
Lebanon, and there delegations
from -Iebanon, Dallas, McMinn
ville. Independence, Silverton, and
even as far away as Hood River.
The best show that' has been
presented by Itfcal entertainers In
recent years, delighted the crowd.
Brazier Small and Carl Gabriel
son, captains of two of the teams
which lost in the recent member
ship" contest, planned the show.
Those who took part Included
Rufe White, Frank Zinn, Carl
Gabrielson. Tom Akers. , Carl
Hinges, Dick Barton. Newell Wil
liams,, Rudy Stevenin, Oliver Hus
ton, Biddy Bishop. Lyman McDon
ald and Hugh Grady, the latter a
former Orpheum entertainer.
The dinners was served by the
teams, captained by Lloyd Dm
arest and John -Graham.
Kenneth Cooper, regional man
ager of the veterans bureau, was
present and gave a talk. The le
gion post, with present member
ship 'of 670, is planning a drive
to raise' it to 1,000.
Oregon Militiamen to Train Hence
forward at Gearhart
.PORTLAND. March 8. (AP.)
-World was received here today
by the i Morning Oregonjan that
the war department has author
ized th)e transfer of the annual
camp oj the Oregon national guard
froinv-Iedford to Gearhart.. A
ase over a 10-year period Is un
derstood to have- been approved
by the war department, as a lease
of five years was considered too
short-- The matter of: payment of
rentals Is said to be as yet unset
tled. " ' '.?r.
National guard and federal army
officers favor the cliange, it is said.
as an' investigation brought out
that training activities at Med
ford were limited by heat during
the summer mentbs.-
Rum Dealer Objects to Old Term
"Bootlegger" as .Passe
BERKELEY. , Cal.. March 8.
(AP)- It is1 not "bootlegger? any
more. Hereafter it should be des
ignated 'bootician." - ' J
Antonio Gentile of Oakland Is
the - man : responsible for - the
change.' lie was arrested here on;
a charge of violating the Volstead
lair and. the arresting officer' told
him that he strongly suspected he
was a bootlegger. . ' -'-..- J : '
,-Tm - not a bootlegger, Gentile
responded, "there isn't any such
Command Given to "Clata
wa," Trek, Mush or Kike
to State House
Old Time Songs and Music for Irt
grain; Special Seats Arranged
According to Year of ' !
Arrival In State '
Hras Kloshe Tilllcums!
'Mika hyak clatawa state house
seven okoke tenas polakly.
'Hyas shontay, byas tin tin,
hyas klosho tillicutns.
'Wake muck-a-rouck, w"ake
skookum chuck, bym tuni
"Old Timers Committee."
The above is the official call of
the old timers to their meeting to
night, in the only language that in
the pioneer days was universally
understood In all the Country from '
the crest of the Rocky mountains
west to the Pacific ocean and
north of the California, line
The Chinook language,, or Jar
gon, known to the Indians of all
the tribes, and. to the French trap
pers and all the immigrants speak
ing English and the various Euro
pean tongues - - ...
That was the universal language
of the Oregon Country, and' it van
the language that was understood
by all the men who- met; at. old
Champoeg and decided by a drawn
roie mat tne uregon country was
to be forever under the Stars and
Stripes, Instead of the British flag.
What It Means .
The call of the eommlff n? t,a
old timers means that all old tim
ers are to "clatawa," or trek it or
mush it or hike it, or in some way
surry to the state house, afool or
on horseback, in an auto or a
Ford, any way to get there, and .to
be present at half past seven
o'clock. r. 1
And" they are told that there' If
to be a lot of fun, much' music,
much talk, and a lot of good folki
present. Also that there will b
no eats of "skookum" chuck
which means fire water, or boozq
and that there will ;be .a gentrd
good time.
(If the old time reader doe3 not
like that translation, he can do his
own translating).
Like the Fiery Cross
In the pioneer days, this sum
mons would have been considered
fCsotinatd 01 PHI 5.)
, I' ' ! 'J ' -
Hayes and Kakin Upliold ! pis'
., charge at Meeting Held; In f .
. ' Portland
PORTLAND, March 8. (AP)
At a lengthy hearing of . the
state fish commission today, mem
bers of the commission upheld A.
W Franklin, master fish warden,
in the dismissal of John Larson of
Astoria. Commissioner Hayes,
Bay City, approved the dismissal,
because, he said, Larson exceeded
his authority in going to South
Bend, Wash., In January to testi
fy In defense of the captain of the
fishing boat President CooIIdge- 'C
The dismissal was also affirmed
by Commissioner Eakin of Astoria
because. Larson "had failed, to en
force the law on the packers,. who
are, the worst law breakers we
have." No, evidence on this point
was Introduced in the. hearing-1
Chairman ' Yeatch 'of Portland
dissented.' from the majority opin
ion, holding that If Larson was at
fault In, going to South Bend the
commission should have taken ac
tion on the matter in its meeting
of February 8.
' Considerable testimony was , in-.
troduced in an attempt to show
that Larson had exceeded ' th
bounds of propriety In verbiage
employed In his dealing with the
members of. the -fishing Industry;
An appropriation of $2,000 " to
complete the fish hatchery on the
Umpqua river was asked of the
state fish commission today by W.
H. Harris, Clark Chase, and
Thomas Richmond, representing
the fish dealers. . 1 ' ' !
? It'was pointed out by the com
mission.'. that? the"- shortage: of.
fonds would 'prevent sneh an 'ap
propriation, bnt $t.eO was voted
out of, the sinking fund-for district
2 and the., dealers agreed to ad-
yance the remainder with'.the. un
derstanding -that they 'are to be
repaid In poundage, fees: to:be. tak
en out after August 1.
The . commission .ordered that
the 'deadline be held at a poifit
thlfl VfbpptlaIipw;,.