The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 05, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

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    Section Will Be the Chief Crude Drug
rden of the World, and Should rBe Soon ?
itol Theater fftoy M Proceeds
Go To Salvation Army Flood Relief Fund
temperature and falling humidity in the in
terior gentle northerly wind. Jrtaimuut
temperature yesterday. 55; minimum, .42;
You couldn't entirely disarm a flat ion un
less you burned, all the. rolling pins and sank
all the Hat Irons..
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Italy and Hungary hare ratified a treaty
of friendship, bat the friendship is nbt thought
to extend to the rest of Europe.
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river. 4.1 ; ruiaiaii. .". iiiiujmcin,.
ldiuly; wind, south.
Did You Know -That Or
Special tflatinee At the
rinvastation of Northeastern
Louisiana Completed by j
Many Remained in TlircnteiHil
i Region. I'mil Fiiutl Warning
I-oikmI; KojMlrt Rlockcd,
ReWClie IfcMttM I'mmI
NKVV Oi:i(KANS, May A. -(AIM
VI;.- charging Mississippi river to
nivlit rapidly was completing the
i'v:istaf ion of northeastern Lou
isiana started hy its tributaries.
Sweeping through fts banks at
:,niiihT place today between
Vi.ksMirg and Natehez. the river
was sending roaring torrents into
Tensas parish north of the town
-l St. Joseph.
Save for narrow ridges running
through Franklin and - West Car-
1 k.ii parishes and Ouachita and
.Vorehouso parishes, water now
overs, or soon will cover, the
whole of the 5.000 square rnUes
iu i lie-funnel bounded on the north
liy Arkansas, on the west and east
by the Ouachita and Mississippi,
iiid on the south by the Red and
Did rivers.
Warning Start Exodus
While backwaters long since
have driven a large percentage of
the population of the nine affected
parishes to refugee concentration
points, many other thousandshave
pinned their faith on the -Missis
i-ippi leves and clung to their
Warned by telephone and air-
these began moving out
ight and the human stream
rS inued on the move today, al
t'jgh all reports Indicated there
was no wild dash before the water
as it crept slowly toward neatly
. dozen towns whose populations
bad been augmented by hundreds
f rcfugees.
Roads I Hocked
In most of the parishes .where
Die inundation is being. made com
plete by the breaks in the Missis--ippi
levees, main roads already,
bad .been blocked by back waters
trorn the Red. the Black, the Ar
kansas and the Ouachita rivers.
and chief reliance for rescue was
r-iaced in boats.
The new crevasses on the Mis
sissippi are widening what al
teady is the largest lake ever ere
"led by any flood .since the levee
system was installed. Av'iators
flying over the territory report a
ract ically solid sheet of Water
in southeastern Arkansas, north-
astem Louisiana and western
Mississippi; measuring several
hundred miles north and south
and M-rhaw 100 miles east and
The vast funnel of water hear-
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Mellon - llibben , OotTCNpondcitre
I'urely Ilomestlr, Secretary
The state department advised
'lie Hritish government today that
i he Tinted States regards the re
cent correspondence between Sec
retary Mellon, and President Hlb
ben of Princeton university on war
debts as a "purely domestic dis-
ussion and does not desire'o en
fcace in any formal diplomatic es
' hanges on the subject."
Th views of the .Washington
'-'overnment were contained in a
note transmitted to the British
embassy. It was in reply to a
", dated May 2 banded the de
partment yesterday by the British
1 !:arge d'affaires, actinr tn the ab
from Washington of Ambas-
Air Howard, which challenged
k: accuracy of a statement by
Mr. Mellon that Great t Britian's
'lebt paymenU to the United States
Would not pnnetttnt drain on
KHritish economic resources.
fj The statement of '- the treasury
- iciary was a pan oi a teuer
written by him to Dr. Hibben in
reply to the contention of mem
t'-r of the Princeton and Colum
f'ia university faculties that there
should be a revision of the debt
.AfrKco Kvoneralcd of Rlnmc;
Stop Aitto.Williin Few Feet
; of Accident
'SILVERTOX. Ore.. May 4.
(Special! Stepping from behind
a parked car directly into the path
of an approaching automobile.
Glen Ilowen, 34v Silverton world
war veteran, was instantly killed
this morning shortly before 8
o'clock on the highway one mile
west of Silverton, at the Mt Angel
intersection. The car which hit'
Rowen was driven by L. D. McKee.
According to L. T. Rigdon, cor
oner, and Rert Smith, deputy sher
iff, who investigated the accident.
Rowen had been called to the
road by his uncle. Gideon Rowen.
The latter , had parked his car
pract ioaly .orf the pavement head
ing west arid had talked with his
nephew several minutes, before
he turned to leave. Evidently
without the least thought of other
traffic he started at a half trot
across, the road to be knocked
down by the McKee car. His skull
and jaw were fractured besides
several contusions on the body
causing instant death.
McKee was driving at approxi
mately 25 , miles pes hour being
followed by T. E. Preston, Silver
ton electrician, who corroborated
his report. Roth men were going
to Rickreall where McKee is con
structing a service station and
barbecue stand.
McKee stopped his car within a
few feet of the spot where Rowen
went down, too late however to
save Bowen's life. JCo inquest was
taken as all evidence pointed that
McKee was not at fault. His form
al report was filed at the sheriff's
office yesterday afternoon.
Rowen served more. than a year
with the A. E. F. in .France, go
ing through the war with scarce
ly a scratch. For several years,
he has been an extensive t grower
of strawberries on his farm, near
He is survived by his wife, La
vone, one daughter, his father,
Harvey S. Rowen of Silverton.
two brothers and a sister, the lat
ter living in Eugene. Funeral ser
vices will be held by Delbert
Reeves Post Xo. 7 of the American
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Argument Heard About Rorcow-
irtg Commission' Funds
Arguments of attorneys were
heard In the circuit court here
yesterday in two suits filed re
cently, to restrain the state board
of control from harrowing'' funds
of the state industrial accident
commission for the construction
of . the proposed $600,000 state of
fice building authorized by the
last legislature.
One suit was filed by the Oregon-American
Lumber company,
Eastern and Western Lumber
company and the Silver Falls
Timber company, which are con
tributors to the state industrial
aecideht fund The other suit
waa brought by Peder Pederson,
employe and beneficiary of the
accident fund.
Plaintiffs contend that under
the constitution the state has no
authority to contract an indebted
ness of more than $50,000 unless
such action is approved by the
voters. It further was alleged that
the funds -of the industrial acci
dent commission were contribut
ed for a specific purpose and can
ftot be used for building opera
tions. .
It was said that the case would
be appealed to the state supreme
court regardless of any decision
that may he landed down In the
lower court.
Or-Ron Stands Second in Number
of Standard Hifrhs, Report
T6e state of bregon stands' second
fn the list of northwest states in
the number of funy accredited
high schools, according to a list
received today by E. F. Carleton,
chairman of, the Oregon commis
sion ion accrediting, froia the sec
retary, of the Northwest associa
tion. Superintendent Soulen, of
Moscow,' ' Idaho. Washington
heaas the list wUh 59 fully ac
credited schools. : Oregon has 41,
Montana 3 3 ;r Id aho 27, . Utah 3 9
Nevada 2, and. Alaska t.
- Among .their accredited high
schools- in Oregon are r those in
Astoria. Albany, Clatskanie. Eugene,-
McMinayille, Medford. Rose-
burg; Salem, Silverton, and the
Portland schools-'"'
Mrs. Snyder Twisted Wire
About Husband's Neck,
Paramour Relates
Corset Salesman Pictures Self As
Liquor Soaked Weakling;
Weakened at Critical
Moment, He Asserts
NEW YORK, May 4 (AP)
-With women spectators weeping
freely and with tears streaming
down his owncbeeks, Henry Judd
Gray today told from the stand at
the SnyderGray murder trial his
version of the slaying of Albert
Snyder, magazine art editor.
His story fixed upon himself
and Mrs. Ruth Brown Snyder, his
co-defendant, the actual killing.
It placed upon Mrs. Snyder the in
stigation of the crime and revealed
him a drunken, quavering tool in
her hands
Mrs. Snyder Weeps
Mrs. Snyder, holding her lips
with twitching fingers, as if try
ing to keep from crying out. wept
profusely as Gray described in
minute detail how she took him
by the hand, led him into the bed
room where her husband lay
sleeping, and when his courage
failed, snatched up the sashweight
he had dropped and ' struck her
husband as he called upon her to
help him.
The murder. Gray related, was
committed by hoth, but he said
Mrs. Snyder must have twisted
about her husband's neck the pic
ture wire that, according to ex
pert -tejittnonyi --rause -death' "by
strangulation. The saturation of
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Speakers at t". S. "hamher of Com
merce Meet Optimistic
- -The business outlook for the
United States was pictured in
bright colors by speakers who ad
dressed the aanual meeting of the
United States, but one shadow was
cast by the agricultural situation
in the middlewest.
Harry -Chandler, publisher of
the Los Angeles Times, predicted
the Pacific coast would become
the front door for American commerce.
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Capitol Theater Cooperates in
i Most Worthy Work; Friday
Salvation Army officials report
a hearty, response to the Army's
belated canvass for funds to stip
pirt its workers among the very
first in the flood stricken districts.
Ensign Pitt of the Army here
reports S2l:5 now on hand, with
their workers just getting into
aetion. Much of the money now
on its way to ttm flooded areas
was brought in on volunteer sub
scriptions. One lady who withheld her name,
yesterday gave $10. The Ladies
Aid society of Leslie Methodist
church today sent the Army a
check for "ST through the society's
treasurer. Mrs. Ralph Thompson.
Fi-Jttik Bligh, of the Capitol
theater has given the biggest bqost
for the Army fund, offering the
Friday matinee beginning at 4:15
as "Flood Benefit Show." This is
a special Jackie Coogan picture.
The admission charge will be reas
onable and all proceeds will go
into the- Salvafion Army's flood
"This Friday show offer by Mr.
Bligh is most generous, and we
hope the public responds with a
"standing-room-only house." said
Dr. B. F. Pound last night, in an
nouncing that the Salvation Army
executive board had accepted the
Capitol theater offer. .
Dr. Pound, who is chairman of
the board, alsq announces that th.i
Business Men's club of Amity has
volunteered to raise a sum for
the Army's relief work.
Mo4 Slays Man Relieved to Have
Attacked Two White Women
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., May 4.
(AP) Troops of the Arkansas
national guard were ordered out
by G6vernor Martlneau tonight to
prevent further trouble in Little
Rock following the lynching and
burning of a negro who earlier
today had attacked two white
In a telephone conversation
with Major F. E. Fredman, assist
ant adjutant general, the governor
ordered that all state troops avail
able be utilized to prevent a
threatened outbreak of race
Lynching of another negro to
night was theatened when he was
found armed in a huge crowd
which congregated in the negro
section where the body of John
Carter, 2 2. negro, was dragged
and burned after he had been
hanged in the woods nar the
city. ,
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Willamette District Contributes
8I.V:t.:!7; Children and
Others R"Mmling ,
How is this for response to the
ci.ll for aid of the hundreds of
thousands affect ed by south and
central west floods?
(1) Seven children, all of the
students attending at district No.
SO. each gave SI to the Red Cross.
(2 1 Children at the school for
deaf give SS.
(.1 "When Willamette district's
mi ota was SI 800. I gave $20 as
my share." said a well known Sa
lem business man yesterday. "Now
t?.at the quota, has doubled with
the increased terrors of the flood,
I believe that I should give anoth
er S20." The man who has thus
g'ven $40 requested no publicity
for himself.
Dr. Henry E. Morris, chairman
6f t lie Red Cross drive, announced
hst night that Marion and Polk
counties have subscribed a total
ot S 1 5 n .A 7 . with workers active
but not reporting in several lo
calities. All of the 'reports will
probably be in early next week.
M KM PHIS. Tenn.. May 4. (By
AP. With 25.00O' homeless,
Louisianians already in concentra
tion camps, and the expectation
that today's breaks in the Missis
sippi levee will raise the liguro
to between 40,000 and 50,000, the
American Red Cross turned anx
ious eyes to the stretch of river
betweeh Baton Rouge and New
Orleans. '
Levee breaks between Baton
Rouge and New Orleans will in
crease the number of refugees in
Louisiana by 100.000 persons,
Henry M. Baker, national director
of disaster relief, estimated. The
enormous relief forces in Louisi
ana steadily increased with the
arrival on tlfe scene of more men
and boats. The erratic nature of
the fload emergencies daily, com
plicate the problems of head
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Orders Preventing Interference
With Oil Firms Withdrawn
MEXICO CITY. May .4. The
Mexican ' supreme court by1 unani
mous decision revoked ' the par
tial amparos or injunction grant
ed by lower courts to nine foreign
oil companies restraining the fed
eral , authorities from enforcing
the new oil regulations.
The supreme court ruled that
that district court must grant or
reject amparos in totality, not in
part, as had "been done by the
Mexico City district courts in the
case of the amparos question.
Matter Referred for Cham
ber of Commerce and Serv
ice Club Action
Representative of Firm of Experts
Adtltetisod Local Group; Ad
vantages of Accommodat
ing Tourists Shown
After hearing Louis D. Barr.
western manager of the Hocken
bury system, and Eric V. Mauser,
Jr. president of the Multnomah
Hotels corporation, present the
purposes of their organizations in
regard to community sponsored
hotel propositions, about 3 5 repre
sentative business men of aSlem
last night voted to refer the mat
ter of a new hotel in Salem to
chamber of commerce directors
and service club heads for furth
er investigation. If it is thought
advisable, a hotel committee later
will be appointed with power to
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Many legionnaires to Attend Rig;
Meeting in Sheridan Friday
A general membership drive .for
Capital post No. 9, American
Legion, will be opened today, ac
cording to Raymond Bassett, adju
tant. Every effort will be mad;
to bring the total to the 1.000
niark within the next few days.
At present there are over T5 paid
np members in the post.
A prize will be awarded the per
son getting the most members be
fore the meeting on the evening
of May 16. This prize ha been
offered by the past officers of the
post, and there is every indication
that a lively battle will ensure in
the membership drive.
Announcement was made yester
day that 190 American Legion men
fom Salem will attend the Yam
hill county meeting at Sheridan
Friday evening, M,ay 6, at Sheri
dan. Special preparation is being
made by the Sheridan Legionnaires
to furnish entertainment and, as
an offer of cooperation is always
welcome, the Salem delegation
will stage their famous show for
the benefit of the Yamhill county
Captain Hawthornn C. Gray Rises
to Height of 4f.OOO Feet
SCOTT FIELD, Belleville, 111.,
May 4. (API- A new world's
altitude record for free balloons
apparently was established today
by Captain Hawthorne C. . Gray,
who descended at 4 p. m. at Gol
den Gate, 111., after his altometer
showed a reading of approximate
ly 41,000 feet. The previous rec
ord of 35,433 feet' was made 2
years ago by two German aero
nauts. On the-descent, Captain Gray,
who depended on" his balloon to
"parachute" itself, found that he
was falling 1500 to 1800 feet per
minute at a height of 8,000 feet
He immediately climbed over the
side of the basket and made a
parachute Jump landing about
200 yards from a creek in a mud
dy field. Although making .a
complete somersault while land
ing, he was uninjured.
Speaker at Luncheon Relates
Some Interesting Facta
"Japan's credit as one of the
five world powers has not weak
ened." said H. S. Snyd. TMCJL
secretary at Yokahoma, : mw 1b
America on a vacation, in an ad
dress before Rotarians yesterday.
Although its finances are now
in tight straits, Mr. . Sneyd be-'
lieves that the government - would
be Inviting revolution If It failed
to sustain the banks. Japan is
the most densely populated power
la the world and has a tremendous
handicap to overcome in whatever
it undertakes.
The speaker emphasized the de
pendence of Japan : qn imports
from this county and in correla
tion compared the dependence-of
the Pacific northwest with IU ex
ports of lumber' and other pro
ducts to Japan, . ,
Formal Concert Scheduled for To
night in St. Joseph's
A uditorlum
The fourth day in Music Week,
which is being extensively ob
served in Salem and the surround
ing community, came to a success
ful close last night and a new
calendar of events is promised for
Of much interest is the fact that
the Salem Oratorio Society, which
was received with such enthus
iasm at the Elsinore theater on
Tuesday night, will repeat its per
formance at 9 o'clock tonight at
the Capitol theater.
Last night a program of merit
was given at the Oregon School
for the Blind. A second program
of interest took place at the
Girls' Industrial school, with Miss
Vivian Whistler in eharge;and a
third at Fruitland by pupils of
Mrs. Ethel Phelps, assisted by
Miss Naomi Phelps, lyric soprano.
Of outstanding interest among
the events of last' night was the
elaborate and1 decidedly . finished
dress rehearsal of the operetta,
"Cinderella,'' -which the music de
partmntbf th Parrish Junior High
school will give tomorrow night at
the school auditorium under the
direction of Mrs. Walter Zosel.
Gorgeous costumes and symbolic
stage sets have been prepared for
this signal attraction. Claudine
Gillespie has the title role -of Cin
derella. Still another program of in
terest last night was that given
by Mrs- P. F. Thomas and Zena
Thomas at the Mennonite church
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Well ,Kuwvn Young Man of This
City Passes Away at Medfortl
William O. Marr, former resi
dent of this city and formerly well
known and well liked employee
of the First National bank, of this
city, died at Medford at 6:45
Tuesday following a serious operation-
Better known as "Scotty," Mr.
Marr was a popular student and
graduate of Salem high school,
being a member of class '18. He
was born in Scotland, October 16,
At the time of his death Mr.
Marr was with the First Nation
al Rank of Medford. He had been
ill but a short time and with the
operation hopes had been held for
his recovery until Wednesday
morning whefn he suffered a sud
den relapse.
He leaves his parents, Mr. -and
Mrs. John Marr, of 11 IS Hines
street, Salem: a sister, Mrs. Carl
Fischer, Salem; brothers, James,
San Francisco; John G.. Aberdeen,
Wash.; Charles, Portland and Ed
ward, of Salem.
The body arrived at Salem last
night and will be received at the
Rigdon mortuary. Funeral jan
nouncements will lie made later-
Steamer Makes Mysterious Halt
Jnst Outside Golden Gate
(AP) -The steamer FedeTalship,
her $1,000,000 liquor cargo sealed
by the United States coast guard,
today steamed from ; the harbor
here, passed out to sea and re
sumed the voyage rudely inter
rupted two months ago by the
shells of . coast guard cutters.
The steamer halted for" a few
moments outside the Golden Gate
but continued her .voyage after a
short delay. The, reason for the
halt was a mystery ashore, as
much a mystery as was the real
destination ' of the liquor .carrier
whose papers call fdr delivery of
her cargo at Buena Ventura, Co
lombia. . -
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If. R. V. Speaker Will Iteprr4nt
CoAkt In Xatlonnl Contet '
CORVALLIS. May 4. (AP) -Arthur
Syvertsoir; representing the
University of Southern California;
won first place in Mhe regional
oratorical contest oh the constitu
tion at Oregon ; Agricultural col
lege today, against state ' cham
pions from Washington. Oregon,
South Dakota and northern Cali
fornia. ,r,-';'fj:-:?: i ;: v -' : '
- Benoit McCroskey, University
of Oregon, was second with an ap
peal ; for individual adherence . to
the constitution.' Syvertson, who
will now eater the national finals,
delivered a' polished eulogy of the
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14 Witnesses Called First
Day in Murder Trial of
Hugh De Autremont J
Bandit Seen by Several, but ilit
tU' IescHpt Ion Offeretl; John- '
son's Ieath .Recalle!
by ..Physician ' . .. ' "
V I L L E , Ore.. May 4. (APJ
The state of Oregon made rapid "
progress today in its effort to luf
a foundatino of , evidence '-whir h '
will connect Hugh De Antreraont
23, with the murder of ' Charlea
O. Johnson, and with the holdup
and dynamiting of a Southern Pa
cific train in the. Siskiyou tunnel
on October 11. 123. with the
attendant deaths of three 'other
. Fourteen witnesses were called,
13 of whom 'were employes of tbe
Southern Pacific, and the other
Dr, Lawrence George of Tacoma..
Wash., a passenger on the ill-fated
train. The testimony moved
swiftly. ' ; :
Saw MenTtuniiing
Hugh . Haffey, express messen
ger on the train, testified today to
having seen men. dressed like
laborers, running from the tunnel
after the explosion that' wrecked .
the mall car. and tn having uun
them climb a bank to the right of
me tracKs, where they disappear
ed.' -
On cross examination Haffey
believed the men looked "like rail
road employes. One of them. .ha'
saidappeared to him to be of fair-
iy large stature, with square
shoulders, and weighing bet wees
150 and 160 pounds. De Autre
mont Is small and weighs 121
J. S. Benjamin, rear brakemanj
testified that he saw a man whe
appeared to be tugging at a wire
at the rear of the engine, .or in
front of . the first baggage car.
when the train stopped and he had
clambered out with a lantern to
see what was the matter. He
thought there was trouble with
the engine, he said.
As he went back to set a warn- '
ing signal for the second section,
the explosion occurred. The man,
(Continued, on Tag' 4.)
100 Delegates: Here From Kw
tiona of Oregon, Western
Washington '
?f The annual conference of Evan
gelical churches . of Oregon and
western Washington convened at
the First Evangelical church of
Salem yesterday forenoon,
f At Ibe forenoon; meeting, Dr: C.
C. Poling was elected, delegate to
the board Of missions - nnri T?rtY
CP. Gates of Portland was cluis
en as alternate.
There was held in the forenoon
an election of officers of the tnia- '
slonary society for the Of on
conference. Rev. F. B. Culver,
was elected president: Rev. M. 3.
Ballantyne, Sr., vice president;
Rev. F. E. Fisher, secretary, and
Rev. E. C. Kreitlow treasurer. .
; Bishop M. T. Maze of Harris-
nurg, pa., opened the conference
w-- m j mm i-umuiuHiuu serv
ice, and examination of ministers
was held and regular business
transacted, : with about 100 dele-
t ofl att&TiAtvi ar yrn f am nra -
i At last evening session. Dr. I.
H Nefbel of Clereland. Ohio: mie-
tnnarw afliiPatirV ' frkA TTvoVtrcktLw
cal church, preached the annual
missionary sermon.' i
f. Interel ing Meetings Tonight '
'.The sessions last over Sunday,
and further announcements will
be made tomorrow.
,' This evenlag, following stir-rcr,
there will be a .jubilee serr: ,
held in honor" of the" completion, el
10 years of active service i a tip
uinlstry by Rer. JI. S. Schukce-ht
ef Portland, j. :
i The regular business of the con
ference will proceed at today's
sessions, and at 8 o'clock thi
evening Bishop M. T. Mazesr'i
speak. :