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

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CfeHCHgali- B6jadc. OyOOOl Will. Take" Place -;in;!em Tbmor
VETnEirVFORECAST:. Generally .air,
i Jj-piii clbndy And omewVat rinsettlod' In"'
with west p'ortlont normal temperatnre and"
lucidity; 'gentle variable wlnds'Max!. ;
iiiftm temperature yesterday, 61; minimum,
4j river, 6 -. atmosphere; clear; wind, NW.
The" Latin-American pre
residents never i
rd term problem I
of machine gun J
t worried much I
iTe to worry about the third
long as they keep -plenty
nana. ? .- -
ne country ' which Isn't worried mncl
about 'the naval disarmament conference is
Switzerland.'. -
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Healfh Authorites of Seven
Stales Planning. uooramr .
I ated Effort ' -.
r.reai4 WiU rm Whpl
iter . Itecedesi Leaving
Jtagnamf Fools; Whirr
Supply 'Menace' ,
MKMPHIS.'Tenn.,- April 28.
(A P. --IIealth' authorities of the
(tevt-n Itates swept by the Missis
sippi vllley floods?- coordinated -In
ihlr t iarta by the American lied
Cross. I
loday planned vigorous
irasHiss to protect the healtlf'of
ir.nre I
an 200,000 homeless per-
Into conference! here by
it. wr
iam R. Redden, 'national
officer of the Tied Cross,
ttie health authorities were told
that tbfyJaced solvinff the great-
i;m pea time health problem ever
tii eonfilont America."
Ve After Water Coon ;
Discale, stalking in the wake
! the flood disaster is jeopardix-
fns Hfe land health in Ken tacky,
Ar kanaf. Illinois, MIssoqtI. 'Ten-
resnee, Inislana and Mfsfeisstppf,
rlaredDr:' Redden. !'
- He averted that ' prompt and
ptfident Imeasures were essential
tn preveht the flood from staking
sn-ater toll through disease which
will he likely to become general
8iles.s sanitation and " other" con
ditions ate remedied. - rV'."-
Kt-ilf Fund Growing
in his plea Dr. Redden was
Joined by Henry M. ' Baker, na
tional director of. relief fqrthe
Red CfoSs, who related" That ' a
I BiMf.-nf 42 ooo nurses and a relief
Liffith4 has passed. $2,675,000
LZri- available. . f j '
Reports of smallpox, , measles,
mumps, typhoid fever ma:larla fe
vr, tubfrculoais, influenta- and
ethr diseases due io germs and
exposure h the flooded areas were
heard by j the conference.: "It was
miphasizd. howetert that conr
diiions haid not reached an alarm-
f ins stager ' "," s -
ir was Jicld that the most dan-
Lf-rniiK hrtrinrl waii ( rnme when
h- flood waters recede leaving
M;iRnant lakes and pools, muddy
i fonlimifrt on Paz 2.)
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kkcrkt jj-iiityr.
IbH iiiiu'nt Seized lit Iliill of
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Soviet KmlMWKy Shown
rn-pondent f . . .'
li:KIX(5. April 2.(AP)
TUm raid by northern" soldiers and
Jliee on buildings attached to
tit Soviet embassy. ere "early this
in. .nth, today had aa aftermath
''Llh'' execution by strangling of,
twenty Chinese, including a wom
iinT.a rested In the building as
'omnuiiiist agitators. f
l-i Ta-('hao, a wldelyi ' known
IvommuniMt; was one
Ti'.e semi-official at
f the execution sal
l ison?rn were tried
v MiiuiuiiiMi, was one 01 unose ex
id that 'the
secretly, 'for
ree days before a special conrfl
Tliis (ourt ordered tli-ainry
e-ution f twenty of the more
ffc;n fifty orininally arrested, and
their orders were 'carried out at
iw'itre headquarters. C .
"reign "correspondents today
'-re permitted td; Inspect trans
lations and Photographs oT docti
nints mated to have been selxed
the raid of April which ha
'Suited in a protest from the
Soviet government and the with
Irawaj from Peking' bf tbe Soviet
d'affaires and the entire
" personnel.
The documents contained the
!a,!"?. 1nollagationr ' dinner
r-.ut Peking., alleged -verba-
1 9 yyk" " muuer , mute con-.
'f''"". ltsr'.or alt callers at
"? various legations, reports of
i ir conversations and minute In
structions forhlring "spies- at
the IJritish, American and Japan-
, lw voiaia sucn in-
"matlon.- Theae spies were not
wea to know that 'they were
k lor the Soviets, accord
? -, dcnients., hut were
mat they wr work-
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: pf gpRijyjlN ATJpN
n:i.iLo TRini: skxds coiuiit-
GrndiiAll5; IVprivcd of Innrix, Says
triiiof; IU-rrreI to Fisli ?
A committee of Celilo Indians
appeared in the executive depart
ment here Thursday and 'com
plained to Governor . latterson
that they wene ' being discrimin
ated against in' connection -with
the issuance of fishing licenses
and fishing ground leases on the
upper Columbia river. The In
jiians live near Celilo, and until
a few years ago were in posses
sion of valuable fishing grounds.
- The Indians' charged that they
gradually were robbed of their
fishing 1 rights until their opera
tions are now confined to ar few
acres of land; extending into the
Columbia. : river below Celilo - It
was conientledlJtKatjan attempt ly
dw being made by some of the.
large, f tehing . Interests operating
on that part of the river to de
prive themt of this Jand. Illegal
fishing on the part of some of the
upper" Columbia operators also
was alleged by the Indians. T
The charge also was made that
in granting fishing licenses the
state has discriminated against the
Indians. The governor was asked
to investigate the complaints and
use his influence to correct the
alleged unsatisfactory conditions.
After hearing the complaint
Governor Patterson referred the
Indians to John Veatch of sport
land, member of the state fish
commission.- The Indians left the
executive department carrying a
letter of introduction to Mr.
Veatch. ; -,
"The committee was headed by
Tommy Thompson, chief of the
CelUo tribe. He -conversed with
the governor through an inter
prefer. ' .
Wirl CfitfpToreHve;
first To Of Or Assistance
- Tbe. familiar ;'tlnkle" of the
Salvation Army's chrfistmas ket
tle bells will be heard on the
streets of. Salem today
' .This time, however, tho call u-ni
be In behalf of the Mississippi
flood sufferers. The local corns
will have its kettles on two promft-
nfent corners all day. according to
a " statement isstfed by Dr;- B. P.
Pound, chairman of the army's
city and county advisory board.
The' drive; for funds to relieve
the; homeless is made as a result
of an appeal ;by national Com
mander Booth. The Salvation
army workers ' were among the
first on the scene of disaster in
the inundated areas where 200,000
have been rendered destitute.
The money collected locally by
the Army will be sent immediately
to the r places ; where It Is most
needed", Dr. Pound stated.
C P. Rlshop Spi'aks At Safeni
Realty Boiml Mooting
That the Oregon of 1927 needs
better advertising and selling
ideas more than it needs explana
tions of the problems of production
was ' the nucleus of Clarence P.
Bishop's address to members of
the Salem Realty board Thursday.
s "Lack of straight, clean-cut and
constructive advertising and sales
manship costs the state many mil
lions of dollars.'' said the speaker,
who Is .one of tbe leading merch
ants and manufacturers in the
. . Mr. Bishop reports that business
conditions east; of the Mississippi
are above normal in both manu
facturerlng and ' retail , lines. He
has just returned from . a month
spent in St; Louis.TChicago Roch
ester, and' New -York City study
ing - business conditions for the
benefit of his interests here.
For Old Salemites -And
New Ones, Too;
Pageant and Pictures
There will be pat' on the
t ,arreen at the Capitol theater
. . this evening photos of The Tom
- Thumb Wedding, given by Sa
lem children; now grown up, IS
.years ago
l And children of the present
Iday will" reproduce the same
. play on the stage.. This will be
interesting to more than two
generations of Salemites.
This is a prologue to National
Music Week. and. there will be
,75 children via ballet dancing.
This entertainment will be
- given by pupils of Mrs. Ralph
White and Miss Beatrice. Shel-rr-ton,
and about. 100 children in
. all will -take ipart.- . i. . k
in 1
TimefavpralDle but Difficul
ties Mount High," Law
V Society Informed
Trcn4i .nl Resolutions Cannot
'Avail Without Rensonable-'
vness; To' IVevcnt Wars"
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Ilavoc, Clnlmofl
'It would be idle to expect
a more favorable time for the
limitation of armaments than'now,
and yet "paradoxically, the dif
ficulties mount so high as to ap
pear to be well-night inseperable,"
said Charles E. Hughes, president
of the American SOcietr o t Inter
national law at the gocletyar an
nual meeting tonight. i f
In an address dealing with !'pos
sible gains;" the former secretary
of state ' outlined v the progress
made by Jurists." scientists, states
men, militarists, compiissions,
idealists, conferences, and inter
national law, since "tile close of
te great war found, old rulei in
need of reconsideration, and- new
conditions crying fon new rules.
"Disappointment, has not been
due to the lack of expert advice
or of opportunityhe said, point
ing out the unfavorable response
to international conferences, the
failure of great powers ffo outlaw
poison "gases, "and to defrne the
use of radio In "war and'the use
of aerial warfare as suggested by
international jurists; - -:.
"There are several and contradictory-reasons
for this apparent
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Women of San Francisco Want
Him as J oven lie: Court Head
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28. -(APw)
A score of prominent;6an
Francisco club-women headed by
Mrs- D. E. East on and Mrs. H.
P. Harpold, today, revealed .plans
of the group for inritlng Judge
Ben Undsey of Denver to come
here an4n establish.- a residence
with the assurance that women
of San 'Francisco will unite In
making him a Judge of the juvenile-court
here. Judge Lindsey
is noted for his record as a. judge
of tha juvenile court in Denver
and "for Bis -views on marriage.
Br C
IligSCHt and Rest looking Stair
i ' . Will Oft Out Saturday '
"Regulars" on The Statesman
editorial and newswriting staffs
will "go fishing" today, while em
bryonic journalists from the news
writing department at Willamette
university take charge of publish
ing tomorrow morning's paper.
Student reporters will 'scour the
city for news today, ahd in the
evening it will be prepared by-a
carefully organized staff of edi
tors, under direction o Prof.- E.
O, Richards.. . j
.' News writing students who will
solicit - news in various! parts of
tbe city today will be given final
instructions on assignments at a
special meeting of the entire staff
at Waller Hall at noon. Every
"beat'Vln the city which is calcu
lated to produce a Vnews bit or
story will be covered, j -
The news writing class at the
university was organized this year
and has been a big factor in pub
lishing the Willamette Collegian,
tludent news weekly, whicb.. has
shown a great Improvement from
the journalistic standpoint over
previous years.
Powder Man Grasps Wires to Dis
connect From Power. I-ine
YAKIMA, Wash., April 28.
( AP.) Picking up the wires of a
blasting battery to jerk them
loose from a Pacific Power & LJght
company power line over which
thejrnad been blown by the force
pta "blast, Charles Porter; powder
lAan for, the Yakima cOunty en
gineer's staff, was electrocuted
near here this afternoon.
. Porter, after setting off the
blast, which was to loosen rock
for the construction of a ditch, dis-
the wires to jerk them loose from
the power lines.
Will Re Denn of Training Course
. at Valley, Chautauqua
OREGON CITY, April 28.
(AP.) Dr. C. L Andrews, con
ference director of religious edu
cation for the Oregon conference
of the Methodist Episcopal church,
has accepted the position of dean
of the Standard Leadership train
ing school ln connection with the
Willamette valley Chautauqua, to
be held at Gladstone park July 12
to 24. " ". ' "- ; .;"-' ' ; hl
Dr. Andrews is connected with
Kimball School of Theology at
Salem. -
Writ (YHtincH Secretary ofMState
tAccxkpt Application
for Title i
The state supreme cour
terday declared invalid the emer
gency clause attached to the so-
alletl property assessment law
enacted at the last; legislative ses
sion and issued a writ of man
damus (compelling the secretary
of state to accept application for
ballot title for a proposed refer
endum measure attacking the as
sessment act. ' f.
6 The decision was handed down
.by the supreme court following
'arguments of attorneys in man
damus proceedings filed- ajgainst
Jlhe secretary of state by t. Bi
Smitb of Portland. The secretary
ht state had refused to accept the
epplicatiott'for ballot title on the
grounds that the assessmetit law
carried an emergency clause and
became operative immediately
upon Its approval by the legisla
ture and being signed by the gov
ernor. The law . was known as
house bill 72, and was the subject
of a number of public hearings
during the legislative session.
Mr. Smith charged in ,hi$ com
plaint that in refusing to accept
the application for ballot title the
Secretary of state denied him the
tight of referendum. He further
alleged that the legislature ex
ceeded its authority when jit at
tached the emergency .clause to
the law for the reason that It was
a! taxation measure and subject to
referendum under the constitu
tion. ! ; i :
Mr. Smith was represented by
Attorney Jay Bowerman of j Port
land while Willis Moore, assistant
attorney general appeared for the
state. Ijt was said that "the! court
would prepare a written opinion
in tne case today;
j Petitions wilt pow be placed in
and tba proposed re-
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Hoy From Eugene Sets Forth to
SeMek Saiehi Relatives j
EUGENE, April 28. (AP.)
Billy Edwards, . who had been
fctaying at the home of his uncle
at Pleasant Hijl, started to walk
to Salem today to see his mother,
Mrs. Fortnott who, he said, lives
on 22nd street In that city, and
his stepfather works at the state
insane asylum.
He obtained, auto rides as far
as Junction City where police had
peeked him up and returned him
to Eugene.- Kfforts to. locate his
mother and stepfather were un
Charges of Dynamite at Poy
dras to Be Set Off at Noon
Today,' Plan
Inundation' Will b Gradual, Giv.
ing These People Time to
I,cave; Open Resistance
Is Not Expected -
NEW ORLEANS, La.. April 28.
(AP.) This picturesque city of
hajf a million, people turned hope
fully tonight for 'salvation from
the floods which already have laid
waste more than 11,000 square
miles of the richest 'areas in the
three ' lower Mississippi valley
states. ,
This hope was staked on the
breaking of the levee at Poydras,
12 miles south, at noon toritorrow,
a.4 a means of lowering the level
of the raging torrent which al
ready at places lashes at the very
summit of the protecting dykes
along the famous' Crescent Bend
where the water' everywhere tops
tte city itself - ,
Hitovrt .Shown Spot 'j
Dramaticaflyr Louisiaua state
officials pointed out to Secretary
Hoover today the exact spot where
dynamite charges are to be set off
to make the firgt artificial creyasse
in the hundreds of miles of levees
ever found necessary in all the
history of Mississippi river floods.
This spot - is opposite the cele
brated old Poydras -plantation," the
original grant, of which" dates back
(Cojitiimod u4Fage 2.).
Played on Floor With. Child Fol-
' lowing 'Alleged Murder
NEW YORK. Anril 28. (AP)
Jekyll and Hyde characteristics
that permitted Henry Judd Gray
to commit murder In the ' morn
ihg and play on the floor with a
friend's little children In the
evening of the same day were de
scribed today1 by a 'witness in the
Snyder-Gray murder trial;
Haddon Gray, (boyhood friend
ot Judd Gray; testifying shortly
before' the state" rested, told how
"Judd" tricked htm Into helping
dispose of tell-tale evidence of
Gray's confessed murder Of Al
bert Snyder and to establish an
alibi and then paid a social visit
to his Syracuse home, " romping
on , the floor with the Haddon
Qray children while Mrs. Haddon
Gray prepared a Sunday supper.
The state rested Its case short
ly before the noon recess. Court
adjourned again at i. nVii,..
. . m v. w a v n .
Counsel for Mrs. Ruth Snyder. and
Henry Judd Gray then made num
erous motions for the dismissal of
the indictment and the jury and
direction of a verdict - of not
guilty. All were quickly denied
by Judge Townsend Sciidder. The
Judge then directed that the ' de
fense for Mrs: Snyder should be-:
gin first. ' ; .'. :.
Property Valuod At 2,600.7ooO;
Indebtedness f20S,00O,"""';
I The property of. the Central
Oregon Irrigation district Is val
ued at approximately $2,600,000,
while the total Indebtedness Is
262,000. according to a ; report
prepared by th directors of the
project for .consideration of the
state engineer. '
'The dUfricf ;has under amuugi
ment 4 5,6 17 Acre's of land: with an
operating cost of .$1.97 per; acre.
The indebtedness, per acre; as set
out'in the report is $3.80.
r The Central Oregon' It-Hs-ation
district is located in Deschutes and
Crook counties and Is one -of the
most valuable projects' of Its kind
in the state, " - '
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Services - Held . f or Ranrinrnfi
Brothers, Drowned .Week 'Ago,
SEATTLE. Aptil 2t.-f APlii.
T. D. Randolph, and , Homer . F.
Randolph.- brothers? r who
drowned a week ago in th3f Colnm.
bla river while taking motion pic
tures Of. rock, blasting operations.
were buried here today. Seattle
newspaper and 'cameramen were
the pall bearers. -r---' "
Portland Junior Sj-nphony Or
cliestra, Jxcal 1oinscs to '
Take Part
National music week In Salem
will be a busy period, with one or
tnoVe musical attractions on each
of the seven days. The; program
issued Thursday, follows:
' Sunday May 1 Special music
In all churches and at tnt ion cal
led to Music Week In all churches
Monday; Concert by the- Wll
lamette girls' glee club at the
First Methodist church. 8 o'clock
Tuesday Grand open air con
cert 8 o'clock p. m. In Wilson
Avenue Park by the Cherrian
band and the Salem Oratorical
society. ---'!.
' Wednesday 1. concert at the
Oregon state blind school, open
to the public, 8 o'clock p. m.
2. Concert at the state indus
trial school, sponsored by the in
stitutional department of the Wo
man's club;
3. Concert, at the Methodist
church in .West Salem, .8 - o'clock
p. m.
, Thursday Sacred Heart acad
emy concert at St. Joseph Hall,
free to the public. 8 o'cloclc d. m.
Fridayl. -Elaborate- produc
tion of the operetta, "Cinderella"
at the Parrish junior hieh school.
85 pupils participating Nominal
Charge. 8 o'clock p. m.
2. Concert at the siate tuber
culosis institution under the. aus
pices of the instlutional depart
ment or the Salem Woman's club,
Mrs. and Mrs. Ruth
the- Salem Indian school, in
3. Open air concert 'Tiy the Sa
lem high school band In front of
tne Capitol theater, 7:30 o'clock
"P. m. . .
; Saturday, May 7 Grand civic
concert at the Elslaore theater.
Taking part In this
Portland. '. Junior -'fivtn-i'WiVv- 1
chestra of 100 musicians; Shu-
nert octette; Salem Boys chorus,
directed by Dr. H. "C. Epley ; Sa
lem Men's chorus and then com
munity singing.. -" - '
i As a sperml.'.' feature for the
final program of the week, the
Willamette university May queen,
supported by her court of honor
will be officially presented.
IJut of Homeless and Need In
creasing Says Report i
Latest dispatches from the
flooded areas state" that the army
of homeless in three states has
increased to 200.000 with' every
indication that' this number will
be considerably larger In a very
short tinie." '
These- homeless people have
losf not only their homes but also
practically all 6f their personal
property and '. belongings - They
need help right now. Tbe 'Ameri
can Red Cross is doing everything
In its power, to supply this need-
The-quota for "the Willamette
d strict of the Red Cross has been
Placed af $2000. Up to a late
hour last night Dr. Henry E. Mor
ris, local chairman of the drive,
reported that $u70 had
raised. i ii,. l... .. I
., " uope xnai tne f
district will iSO over, the top'", la
the next few days. . .
Jury In Case. Of SeatUe Dentist
. Ont l.ess Tluiu'An Hour.,..
SEATTLE.'Avash.. April 28.
(AP) Ahnperior Jury here to
night, after deliberating less than
an hour acquitted Dr. C. C. Dobbs.
KIrklanddentlst. of the charge
that he murdered Letltla White
han, 14 year old school girL
'The jury received the case at
5:21 and reported its verdict ' at
6:07. or 4 mlnnt,. i
first ballot. ; . . -
The acquittal verdict was re
ceived ; calmlr bv tbA tAfan.u
who .appeared 'to be the most cora-
posea man in tne courtroom. j
- Neither the. defendant. Jtf'a
who 'collapsed Several times dur
ing the closlnr
nor his (Children, were in the court
room wnen the . verdict was re
turned. , ;
" ' -. COUPON -'
This cobpon and five ceats;whl admit any girl cr Yy
- under 11 years of. age to the
i ;V , "- . ':'-f; :-. onEGON TiinAxr: ; '
On Saturday; Arril 30. at 10.:?D aJ ra., tr.r a ft'' 1
,. ; showing ot the thrilling jrict-re
Bond Issue of $500,000 fcr
; Sewer and Drainage Con-
i 'struction Asked
Proposals Will Be Submitted tn
' Council for . Action Placing
Tliem on Ballot at Time
of Special Election
.Meiasures Jtecommended fur
$500,000 bond issue for
sewer and 'drainage construc
tion. $40,000 bond issue for
construction of an Incinerator.
5 mill levy tor streets and
2 mill levy for fire equip
ment and maintenance.
Repeal of section 15, city
charter, " which prevents elec
tion or appointment to city of
fice of any one not having re
sided in Salem three years.
Amendment of charter to in
corporate the word sidewalks
in the clause ' dealing with
street improvement.
Recommendation of a $500,000
bond issue for sewer and drain
age construction to be placed on
the ballot at the election June 2.
was . vote's last night by the city
council ways an dineans commit
tee.! The "recommendation will .
submitted to the council for ap
proval at the regular meeting next
Monday night. . .
Other recommendations adopted
and which will be considered. ty
the council Monday night provide
for a $40,000 bond issue to'bnv
an incinerator, a five mill levy for
the building of streets and bridges,
a two mill levy for fire depart
ment equipment and maintenance,
repeal off the charter provisions
which prohibits ; employment' of
city office holders who have not
lived in Salem three years, and Id
clulon of the word "sidewalks" in
the charter clause which deals with
street improvement.
The bonds for sewers and drain
age will be on a twenty year ser
ial basis, it was decided, interest
to be paid at the rate ef 4U rar
cent. They will be sold in blocks
as needed.'
The bond issue to provide .an
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Age JJmlt Set at 11; Present
"Coupon and Five Cents'
" V at Window
s .-
, xiiojific-uiciiia uave oeen mane
wherebygirls and boys under the
age of 11 years will be admitted
to the Oregon theater Saturday
morning, --Aprn: 30.- for a special
Statesman matinee showing the
f Overland Stage" provided the
coupon in this paper- and five
cents is. presented at the ticket
office of the theater.
i This Is a western picture, whih
with action and thrills aplenty,
to the girls and boys of the cUy,
but also to the adults. It la filli.t
with action and thrills apenlty.
' ",The " Overland Stage" telli a
romance of the days when the In
dians were still stirring thejji
selves up to massacre with their
tom-toms and'war dances, and t-e
stage coaches were the only meacs
of transportation. ' It Is truly n
epic of the early west, and we
take this occasion to advise et-Looi;
teachers to aend their history stu
dents to U. Its authenticity of
setting was attested by the fj.t
that, the company went into t
heart of the Black II.:' t to i::'
the picture.