The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 04, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

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A prominent sociologist says that, men
ought to grow whiskers to reassert their au
thority: It is'vouT personal opinion that tlie
growing bt whiskers by a married man wduU
only give his wife another nold on him." !
WEATHER FORECAST: Fair,, warper .
in the interior; fresh north and northwest
winds; decreasing humidity. Maximum
'temperature yesterday, 57; minimum. 4.5;
river, ,.:.
I c-loitdy; wind.
river, 3.3; rainiau. .-,
"Prfvatokv'' giiav -avsof
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Editor's Wife lhitcd on Slaying,
Corset Salesman Claims
on Stand
Tbrro Companions of Tlangliertj'
Hell on Ronler Sniuggling
Charges "
Solos, Quartets and Instrumental
Selections Find Favor at
' ' Clubs ;
Name "Lat in-American" Irks Citi
zens of Southern Republic,
Is Claim "i
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Illl BID 111!
One Hundred Officers Swoop
Down Upon Portland's
U nderworld
Marias" Four
IVeiglit Into Police Stations
Attack Kept Secret Until
Moment To Strfko
p,rikinK with a suddenness that
stunned the underworld and cov
to! practically overy section ot
lhp downtown diatricts. one hund
red policemen, deputy sheriffs. Im
miKration officers and deputy con
Mable tonight 8wept into what
thPV termed ttm most extenstve
j-eneral raid on vice in Portland a
K,Lte tonight the central station,
Into which patrol wagons were
dumping their loads of human be was filled to overflowing with
.. .. w.o t mn and women
n money iiuiuc " -
nuainst whom all maimer
cbarges. were filed.
r-nmc As SurnriJM!
Meeting at the public audi
hortlv after 7 o'clock
without previous "knowledge of the
the officers I
of the call
who were to form the raiding
fftimd Mayor ueorge m.
' u Mflf
V Tanking, cntei Ol
police, a - , tn
t ir infill 1121 111. vuiv..i
immisr-i. ;Vi7 tht
direct tlm work of the nignt.
4 v anon nr. uicbctuv -w i
Comnlete data on large numoer. I
ficers in their work naa oeen .u-
iled andreafor e. for
f!Y , eVn ssued froni
individuals had been issued "om
the municipal court ana wnere
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deeded, these were used Inaking
-5,o. Manv. however, were
ramht in the extensive net regard
less of warrants and were booked
at police headquarters.
KooRitns Houses Hit
The raid was the direct result
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of a recent conference 01 mgn
public officials, called by Stanley 1
.,..,..i.nrv of Mult-
nomah county, and their decision
in hh the citv of vice and crime.
Sheriff Hurlbnrt and Constable
Gloss joined with the other law-enforcement
officers In supporting
the drive against the underworld.
To facilitate the gathering of
dence. Bonham recruited a staff
of .stenographers, assembling them
(Continued on Pj 3.)
I . ons Woman Admit A Shoot ing
lint Kay llnsband Tlircat
' ' neik Her v
ALBANY. Ore.. May .I.
-Mr. Anna "M. Fullen. on triall
Anna "M. Ful
lure foiMhe murder of her has-
band. E.. It. Fullen, a acquitted,
tonight. The jury was out; ap
proximately Jx'houra.
While admitting that she bad
fired the shot that later proved
final to her husband, Mrs. Fullen
declared she did ao only after he
had hrefttened her life. -
Anna Fallen trial opened yes-L"
was In. th hands of the iury after
a. olorful day in Which the yoath-
fnl defendant told her story a
drab tale of an unhappy ehlldhood.i
v. ,-!
was 14 years old. , snaxen Dyi
with her husband; told hpw she
had fought to support herself and
the baby and of the couple's final
arrangement to. part. It was!
wblle the husband was .rteltliwl
4he shooting occurred at a farm
4i5use.Bear Lyons, Ore. Fullen
i ri f ri m b t r mv wncaiv tiu n in v iMa
died later in a Salem hospital, t -
Tougnt hack at the cross examiner.
ana at one point sne cnea oni in
y an impassioned voice: , , :
un, wny can t someone unaer -
Xana.. ;.. ' ,
She declared she stood In fear
of her husband because of bia fref
quent mreats to harm ner, anq
that ahe shot him in self defense.
The state contended that she shot
t-aiien after deliberation ana pre -
NEW YORK. Afay 3 (AP)
Henry Gray, the little East Or
ange N. J., 'corset salesman
charged with murdering Albert
Snyder, magazine art editor, took'
the stand in his own defense to
day in the Snyder-Gray murder
trial. -
Erect, voice well pitched, his
diction unusually good, the "lov
able little cuss" as Mrs. Ruth
Brown Snyder, his paramour and
co-defendant called him in her
letters, soon was launched into a
story of events leading up to the
murder of Albert Snyder. It,, was
a story that followed the outline
given in the opening made for
him by his chief counsel. Samuel
L. Miller.
He fixed upon Mrs. Snyder,
the conception of a plot to kill her
husband for his insurance, which.
in case of death by accident would
net her, as beneficiary, almost
$100,000. He began a picture of
Mrs. Snyder that revealed her a
woman predatory in her love,
pursuing him by letters and by
telephone calls and as his com
panion at numerous night club
parties and at hotels. He pic
tured her a subtle mentor in t,he
intrigues that preceded the kill
ing, and told of her' introducing
insurance and murder into their
Gray took the witness s'tand
late in the day, after Mrs. Snyd-
er's (lefense had rested. He fol-
iowea juorraine, Airs, snyaer s
nine year old daughter, as a wit
ness. Little Lorraine was asked
whether it was light w
hen her
mother waked her on the morning
after the murder. She said it was
hlrtt and. in mn t ant.0r
. '.M " "'"r
began giving in d f
their meeting.. Mrs. Snyder
a k -
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ball in her hand
uouu. due iiuug aer
head during some parts.
The affair between Mrs. Snyder
and Gray began, he recounted, as
a simple flirtation in a restaurant.
In February. 19 2S, after many
mffltlnfa. letters lllanhnna .nil.
i . 7 ta''
. luuan.cuuua mgni
dubs, she spoke outright of kill-
ln Albert Snyder, Gray said. He
was recovering in a hotel room.
from "excessive drinking" of the
night before. 1
"Would you think me terrible
if I became confidential with
you he quoted Mrs. Snvder as
asking him that morning.
He wouldn t of course. thinV
her terrible. What was the trou
ble? She recounted the many
quarrels she had with her hus
band. He advised her to "trv to
Iron them out." Then she told
him. in words he could not vouch.
sne was going to. get .rid of her
husband." ,
He rejected , the idea. lint it
was brought up again. They went
from night club to night club
from hotel to hotel, with Gray al
ways drinking "plenty'; and Mrs.
Snyder drinking ."some, not
RlITPUFtf ACCIfiMCn nrri i
Execution Date Set for June II;
appeal May Ro Made
John Butchek of Portland who
is unaer death aentan.o t- h
v. u!
murder of Mc .
at t- p " v a
" ..f. :0p? ste penitentiary
rc""on s been
vpNiprnav t s.
T.V -MUC Alter being
7 " "B,c,re was as-
"fi? ."J!. ce hew he
T. ' in nuj the night before
Tn' Proner re-
io make anr sfatfmAt
I - " J" w""ia PPel to Governor
: r reprieve so that
I ,af,aI8It ;b carried to the
olaie8 supreme court for
JSetlon of Kverrttsvilfe Shaft L
i FAIRMONT. W ? Va.. Mtr 3
tAP.) Fearing a second exploa-
iion jn tne f EverettsvUle mine.
Ixhtra 9A mtti'tn Vnnwn tn hit
I h knied. nd 70 others en
tomned. three dars ago. rescue
ieaders tonight decided - to seal a
I ,-tion of . the workinsra where i
I u TWia; that other parts
1 ... m,na h, a
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Taking of Testimony in De
utremont Case to Start.,.
I 'Early Today ' " !
Merritt, First Man to Reach Dying
Trainman, Will De Opening
Witness; Jnry ' MomlicW
Vnder (.'uard
coiTUTnoirsE. jackso n-
VILLE. Ore., May S. (AP)
C. C. Merritt of Ashland, Ore.,
conductor in charge of Southern
Pacific passenger train No. 13,
when it was held up in Siskiyou
tunnel at noon on October' 11,
1923, will be the first witness
called by the state, tn the trial of
Hugh DeAutremont, 23, on trial
in the historic courthouse at
Jacksonville, charged with the
murder of Charles O. (Coyle)
Johnson, one bf the four trainmen
slain in the attempted robbery.
The, jury was completed and
sworn in late today.
Merritt, a veteran railroad em
ployee, led twp parties in an ef
fort to reach the engine, while
the holdup was in progress, and
was turned back by steam and
smoke in the tunnel. He was the
first to reach the. side of John
son as he lay dying near the
mouth of the1 tunnel from gunshot
wounds inflicted after he waged
(Continued on Pace 5.)
$196.68 IN
Salvation Army to Continue Work
for Flood Vict litis
The Salvation Army, locally,
finished their efforts in collecting
funds for Mississippi flood relief
yesterday, but only as far as hav
ing kettles on the ptreet corners Is
concerned. Otherwise they1' will
go on receiving contributions as
long as the' need lasts. . The kettle
proceeds for the three days they
we're out amounted to $196.68. A
note of thanks is hereby extended
to all donors by Dr. p. F. Pound,
chairman of the local corps' ad
visory board; Further donations
should be sent by mail and ad
visory board. Further donations
should be sent by mail and ad
dressed to the Salvation Army.
A coroner's; jury today exoner
ated four federal immigration of
ficersof blame in the death last
Saturday of A. J. Daugherty, avi
ator who was shot and killed in
what the jury verdict called an
attempt to make arrests in an
alien smuggling ring.
' Seven other aviators were ar
rested and three airplanes 'seized
by the officers, who said they fired
on Daugherty when he attempted
to escape in bis plane. Warrants
charging three of the aviators,
Emraett Longbrake, B. D. Chaney
and Jack O'Brien, with having
smuggled rhiaese into the United
States, were sworn to yesterday by
a federal immigration officer.
Two Mexican stage drivers, Jose
and HenrJ" Machado. brothers, of
Ti Juana, testified at the inquest
that they had twice seen Long
brake and O'Brien at a ranch out
side of Tia Juana. The Mexicans
said two airplanes which they were
told belonged to the two aviators
also were seen by them at the
The witnesses said they went
to the ranch on two different
nights with loads of Chinese,
vhich they understood were to
be smuggled across the border.
Several Chinese, who are now in
the county jail following their ar
rest last week on suspicion of il
legal entry, were declared by the
Mexicans to have' been recognized
by them yesterday as among those
(Goulinued on page 6.)
Mill Forced to Stop Operutions for
Time Following Flash
Robert A. Erixon, route 3 and
William Blackley, 389 N. 14th
street, electricians employed by
the Oregon Pulp & Paper com
pany, were severely burned yes
terday at 1:30 p. m., when an
electrical switch carrying 20,000
volts blew out during its instal
lation. Oil ignited by the flash coused
the burns on both men. Blackley
lost most of his hair besides burns
of undetermined seriousness on
his face, arm3 and hands Erixon
was burned about the face and
hands. Because oil burns are less
painful at first their physician
states that it will beseveral days
before the full extent of injuries
can be determined.
Machinery was forced to stop
for several hours following the
accident, causing a heavy Idss in
time and output.
Mm.,, f y. f
' In spite of the' Inclement weath
er, the Salem Oratorio . society
made its initial appearance, last
night and a large audience was
not forced to forego, the pleasure
it anticipated. The group appear
ed last night on the stage of the
Elsinore theater with Dr. R. W.
Hans SetU managing the baton
with that subtle skill for which he
has long been noted. '
- The jubilant Haydn chorus "The
Heavens Are Telling," from the
"Creation," opened the half-hour
program which took the form of
an iterlude between the Adolph
Menjou film and the feature.
Mrs. Genevieve Howard, so
prano, did outstanding solo work
with the club' last night. She was
accompanied at the piano by Dr.
Seitz. Mrs. Howard sang the aria
from "The Creation," "With Ver
dure Clad, later granting "Oh.
That We Two Were Maying," as
an encore.
The thrilling Hallelujah Chorus
from "The Messiah" followed the
lovely lilting melody of MacDow
ell's "To a Wild Rose."
The program, though brief, was
iff complete keeping with the
theme of the week and insured
new appreciation for music on the
(ContiJiied on pnje 6.) !
Conference. Attended by State and
Federal Officials
A general discussion of new
forestry laws enacted "at the last
legislative session, instructions to
district wardens and consideration
of slash disposal, featured the
closing sessions of the annual con
ference of forestry officials, dis
trict wardens, and representatives
of the timber owners.
1 v
Duncan McLean, district war
den of Klamath county, gave aji
address on "The protection of
Yellow Pine," while "Blister
Rust" was the subject of an ad
dress by L- N". Goodding. assistant
pathologist. C. I. Dogue, meteor
ologist for the United States
weather- bureau, gave a review of
the operations of the weather de
partment in connection with for
est protection.
The discusions were in charye
of L. H. Russell, district warden
of Union county, and Cecil Kyle,
district warden 'of Tillamook
The conference was attended by
state and federal forestry officials
from virtually all sections of the
Pacific northwest. '
iWl If'.
Reparations Commission Or
: gani2ed to Hear Home 1
'Owners' Claims
$2,000,000 AVAILABLE
Xoi-thcastern' Louisiana Being in
undated by Wafer Rushing
Through Xew Jvee
Prompt and just compensation for
the losses and sacrifices made by
the thousands expelled from St.
Bernard and Plaquemines parishes
to the south, so the flood threat to
New Orleahs might be lessened by
opening the levee there, was
pledged today by. members of the
Louisiana-New Orleans repara
tions commission at its organiza
tion meeting. .
Ernest L. Jahncke, who was
e'eeted chairman.. announced that
the commission would meet three
Umes a week and stated that the
body was organized to accelerate
the work of fixing reparations
which would have been a slow pro
cess had the state and legal ma
chinery taken charge.
He added that there was $2,
000,000 available from the fund
loaned by the New Orleans clear
ing house association for repara
tions and $150,000 for the imme
diate needs of the evacuated peo
ple, s
As the determined fight to pro
tect the vast areas in central and
southern Louisiana went steadily
forward today, flood waters from
the raging Mississippi and its trib-
Contirtuad oa pag 6-) -
Citation Hasecl on Proceedings
Over Moving Courthouse
The state supreme court yes
terday cited Delilia Stevens,
county clerk of Jackson coun
ty, to appear. May 1 16 and show
cause why she should not accept
and file referendum petitions at
tacking a law enacted at the last
legislative session authorizing the
removal of the Jackson county
courthouse from Jacksonville -to
Medford. i
The proceedings were filed by
W. H. Cameron who alleged) that
the county clerk had refused to
accept the referendum petitions
on the ground that the law under
attack contained the emergency
clause and was operative immed
iately upon its approval by the
legisature and being signed j by
the governor.
The paintiff contended that un
der the constitution of the state
all local and special measures are
subject to referendum attack. He
alleged that the courthouse law
was a local measure.
"Come to Oregon'' Prepared by
Cliitmber, Realty Board
"Come to Oregon," booklet pub
lished periodically by the Salem
Chamber of Commerce for several
years. Was reissued this week by
the chamber, cooperating this
time with the Salem realty board.
Three thousand were issued, and
will be sent out to chambers of
commerce an dto persons inquir
ing about opportunities in the Sa
lem vicinity.
. As in the past, the outside cov
er is labeled "Come to Oregon"
but below this, on the current edi
tion, is the additional advice:
"and then to Salem, the City
Statistics about Salem and vi
cinity have been. brought nn to
date, the population of this city
The illustrated booklet, of 52
pages, was printed In the Oregon
Statesman printing department.
Application of Irrigation District
. Meeta With Favor V ?
' The state securities commission
yesterday approved an application
of the Talent irrigation district for
permission to construct an 18-inch
syphon Across Bekt oreekr in
southern Oregon. The syphon
Would be.UBed In connection with
a supplemental water 'supply and
would cost approximately f 14,000
United States tariff policies were
the target of Luis Duhau; presi
dent of the. Argentine Rural soci
ety, speaking here today as a dele
gate to the third Pan-American
commercial conference which met
jointly tonight with the United
States Chamber of Commerce to
hear President Cool id ge.
"After the war the United
States became our creditor coun
try," he said, ! "but, in order to
make use of its. financial services,
we are not able to send 6ur prod
ucts because "of high customs
duties which hinder enffance. We
see ourselves obliged to continue
sending agricultural and cattle
products to European markets
where prices are kept down by
excessive supplies.'
"The real cost of financial ser
vices is becoming very onerous
for our national economists, be
cause the debts must be paid for
by merchandise which has 'depre
ciated in price. It is quite natural
for us to prefer as a creditor that
nation which allows easy entrance
of Argentine products."
Frederico Alfonso Pezet, for
mer Peruvian ambassador here,
told the conference that citizens
of the southern republics dislike
being' classed generally as "Latin
Americans." .
"We "do not like the way In-
which.we are dealt with in your
current literature, your text books;
your newspapers and in general
whenever reference is made of
("Continued on Pge 2.)
Fittest R. Ball, Writer of ''Mother
Maciiree" and Other Hits
SANTA ANA, Cal.. May 3,
(AP.)- Ernest tL Ball, famous
composer, died In his dressing
room .in a theater here tonight
from a heart attack just after he
had completed his evening appear
ance on a vaudeville program.
Ball was to have left here to
night for Denver, the next stop
on the vaudeville circuit.
Probably the most famous of
Ball's compositions was "Mother
Machree." Others that won a
high tIace in popularity included
"Let the Rest of the World Go
By," "Till the Sands of the Desert
Grow Cold," V Boy of Mifie," "Gar
den of My Heart," and "When
Irish Eyes Are Smiling,"
Fire Sweeps Ijarge District In
Watson ville, California
WATSONVILLE, Cal., May 3.-
rAP) The packing bouse, district
here was swept by fire today with
loss estimated at from $150,000 to
$300,000. Explosion of sewer gas
hurled two large manhole,, covers
throngh a crowd, injuring several
persons, including one woman.
The flames destroyed ten pack
ing houses, . 12 residences, and
three box cars loaded with lettuce.
Of f k laLs Prohibited, ; From Inter
fering WJli Vessel
, SAN , FRANCISCO, May 3.--(API-The
federal district court
here late today ordered customs
and coast guard 'officials to re
lease the Federalship and her
$1,000,000 liquor cargo, seised
last March 270 miles off the Cali
fornia 1?oasU. The court order
forbade off Icials 'to oppose the
vessels departure. ,
George Ialnilter to Succeed! C. ti.
S pence Who Died" Lately
George Palmlter of Hood River
yesterday was appointed a mem
ber of the state "board of forestry
to sneered C. E. Spence who died
roeentlr.: Mr. Palmlter Is master
of the Oregon- state grange. The
appointment was announced by
Governor Patterson. ' :w
Inspector Killed ; When Cottnte.
weight Strike HJm on Head
:- PORTLAND. May 3. ( AP.
Earn Cronk, 26, inspector for an
elevator company, ,'waa k fifed here
today' when struck on the head by
an : elevatof eonnterweight. -'He
waa working In an open elevator
pit In ' a downtown store '.and was
struck when he leaned Into an ad
Joining pit., - ' - F '
1 tV
Willamette . District Raises
$1497.93 of $3600 Quota;
; Work Continues .. .
OVER $5,000,000 RAISED
President Coolidge Turns Atten
tion to Possibility of Legls- .
tltm to Prevent Fu- . ,"
, ture DiMiKter ' i S:
When word Was received here
that the quota for the Willamette
district' of the American (Uk1
Cross had been raised to; $3 600.
the workers plnnged into the drive
with -renewed vigor and yesterday
the total mounted, to $149. S3.
With contributions coming in
from every" town of the district
today should see the half way
mark passed. :
Dr. Henry E. Morris, ' who Is
serring as chairman of the drive
for this district, reported that the
Friends, church of South Salem
gave $31.40 yesterday. - Other
contributions follow; Gervais 're
ported $58, Waconda $10, Flirt
Methodist' church in addition to
the original pledge $10 and the,
Methodist Sunday school of Aums
vllle'$5.' '
Help deeded Badly
The conditions in-the flooded
areas continue to be deplorable" as
a great many of the victinis lost
their homei, their clothing, all of
their personal belongings and
their crops. Homeless and penni
less they need -help badly and so
the call ' has been sent out ' to the
more fortunate sections 6f. the
country asking the citizens tb re
spond wholeheartedly to the call
for help made by their fellow
citizens. - '
- Prevention Looked for
1 WASHINGTON, May 3. -(AP)
- Having thrown .all government
agencies Into the work of reliev
ing flood sufferers in the Missis
sippi valley. President Coolidge
turned his attention today to tlm
possibility of legislation "to -pre--vent
future disasters such as that
which has descended upon such
a large area in the south and mid
dle west. ' ;
As. the first step he ordered
r (Continued h Fas S.J
MacMurray Resignation Denied;
Xo Further Notes on Nahk
: ing Affair ." . ' .
Intimations of official irritation
over press reports f rom foreign
sources purporting to state the at
titude of-the Washington govern-,
ment on" questions In China were
given at the White House today
in connection with a flat denial of
nTreport'that Minister MacMurray
at Peking had resigned because of
'differences" with the "state depart
ment, over American policy la
China.' ' :' f ' '" s " "-"'. " ''
President Coolidge, it was said,
knows of no foundation for the
report that MacMurray has or in
tend to resign. The ' president
attentlonhas 'been called to a
number "of ' reports of foreign
origin of the same character and
he looks with considerable suspi
cion as to the motives which tin-,
derlle thelr'circulation.' " i
'In the present chaotic' bond it io ii
within the ratiks of the nationalist
party in China1 the president dot
not 'see that any advantage coold
be derived by sending another
note regarding the Nanking out
rages. 7 It was said flatly at tie
White House that he did not h-r-lieve
that any of the other pow
ers; Great Britain, Japan, Frar.. e
ahd Italy, which joined with tl
Lrnited States 'in sending to the
Cantonese authorities Identic de
mands growing out of the Nank
ing Incident, have agreed upon r
note to follow up those deraai..;
and pressfor compliance.
" The "president's Chinese pol; .-v.
It-'was explained, is basc-Kl ca
faBtfamental question fro;.i i
American viewpoint of affor.:
all 'ir6tection reasonably .
td the HVes and property cT
erfcan nationals la C'.;r.a.
that point the powers are i V
Cord, it was added. '
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