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FirunpM JKqrdugh i Trial fvXhat PJliians Quick Action in Sighing Contract
- WEATHER FORECAST: Pair; f gentle
tp moderate north and . northwest winds.
Max! ma in temperature yesterday, 88; min
,' - - A "Toronto mall, TSeTTStlffff VSSX Win
. necke comet means the end of the -world.
; made his will and killed his dog. The most
that can be said about this la that It was a
little hard on the dog.-
imum, 65; river, minus .5; atmosphere,.!
clear; wind, north. , J
SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 13,1927
PRICE FIVE CENTS
NEW OIL PLANT
TEXAS MEN BALK
AT CO-ED TRIAL
FJO R R ESI Bi J I 10
GILBERT - S3IITH COMPANY
LODGING I1QUS K PROPRIETOR
FOR WOMAN ROBBER,
INSISTENT SUPPORT. -
HELD ON MURDER CHARGE. -
Buildings and Tanks Near Pacific
District Judge Forced to Grant
Change of . Venue in
Bandit Case!. .
Resolution Declares Coolidge "Re
pudiated Platform" in Veto
Shooting; Saldh to Have Occurred
'Highway to Cost Around
la Straggle After Life
Lf RULED OUT
BY HIGH COURT
Italian Prune Situation Out
lined in Portland Cham-
GROWERS t GET BENEFIT
Ily Signing. of .Contracts Neces
; sryJt,4aa7.Crop a,to
Handled, States JR. H.
Kipp Jn. .Letter.
? Appeal Tor a fair and thorough
trial Of the plan jfor marketing
prniws whfch as been worked out
by tba co'm.mittee, of nine, appoint
ed., byi.the iprune marketing con
vention held at Corvallis recently,
la belpg sent but by the Portland
'ch.4m.ber of commerce. The let
ter, addressed ; .to individuals,
newspapers and .organizations in
terested in the Italian dried prune
' "After many months of thought
and . conferences on the part of
' .everyone who has been trying to
-work out some plan for market-
- Jng the ;drled prunes of western
V Oregon . and southwestern Washj-
1 Jngton, the committee of nine, as
sisted by Abe jiniirketlng . depart
ment of the chamber of commerce.
Oregon Agricultural college and
state market master, unanimously
agreed noon a plan, which was
on July 9 presented to nearly 100
prune growers and those Inter
ested in the prune industry.
"After a general discussion of
' the plan in such conference it was
unanimously adopted by all pres
ent and a request made that the
- committee .of nine continue to
. function in the same manner as
V ' 'U before and immediately put on an
possible, the 1927 crop could be
handled under the plan.
"Howeverjiif - the growers do
not sign contracts promptly when
the plan is explained to them, the
organization campaign will be
continued for the purpose of hand
ling the 1928 and future crops
The committee of nine is meeting
this week with .'attorneys for the
purpose of drawing up necessary
(ContiBO4 0B pas 4.)
DISPATCH SAYS QUAKE CAL
ED DEATH OF l.OOO
Top of New Mosque and Air Force
Depot Among Buildings
LONDON. July 12. (AP) -Ae-.
cording to latest Caird 'dispatches
British military aviators '.In the
earthquake area estimated the
number of dead at more than 1,
000 with moat of the casualties in
TransJordnta.'rv " 5
The Daily Mail cites one avi
ator saying that 72 were killed at
Maan, 80 at Ramleh and about
100 at Amman ,
LONDON, July 12- (AP) -.The
devastation and loss of life
caused by .the. Palestine earth
quake Is evidently far worse than
appeared from early reports. An
eye witness who reached Cairo es
timates the loss of life at 300.
The record of known dead already
exceeds 200, with 400 or more In
jured and "there Is much distress
and suffering. v ! ' ' :
More than 20 . towns were af
fected by the earth shocks, the
heaviest losses of life being at
Naptus, 62; Ludd, 30; Ramteh,
12; Essalt.' 35. with other deaths
scattered orer a large area.
' ' The catastrophe seems to have
been selective in Us ef foru. 4or
Beersheba and Gaza were not
touched. ' :'.
More alarming accounts of the
extent of the .disaster are reaching
Cairo, where one . rumor .places
yfhe death toll as high as a tboj
Reliable pews : is Very -meager
'rand slow, probably owing to 4he
damaged .telegraphic communica
The ton. tf 'the new : Mosque,
many houses and the British air
fnrri denot at Amman r were de
stroyed. 1 '
The Cairo correspondent of the
Daily Mall reports 300 dead at
Amman and 80 at Ludd. adding
the description. of an eye witness
from Amman how a house there
seemed suddenly riven ' from -top
to bottom M by an aje. t . - ?v
An investment of about $25, 000
will be made in a plant erected
on the Pacific highway opposite
the Valley Packing company, just
outside the city limits, to handle
products of the Richfield Oil com
pany, it was announced yesterday.
The business will be conducted
locally by a firm known as the
Gilbert-Smith Oil company.
The plant, which will be mod
ern in every respect, will include
a 20,000 gallon storage, tank,
several warehouses, and an office
building. Construction has al
ready been started, and it is plan
ned to have the work completed
by July 20. Gilbert Anderson, lo
cal builder, is in charge.
The plant will be used as a dis
tributor for the adjacent valley
territory as well as the city of
Salem. Products are marketed
only through retailers. The Rich
field company is a California con
cern. The partners in the Gilbert-
Smith firm which will have charge
of the plant are P. W. Smith and
E. D. Gilbert, both of Portland.
Smith is a graduate of O. A. C.
Gilbert was formerly an Albany
boy, moving to Portland only re
cently. MAIL TAMPERER CAUGHT
Goode Taken at Los Angeles on
Alleged Salem Indictment
LOS ANGELES, July 12.
(AP) ?Ray Ford Thayer Goode,
alias Ray Carson, was arrested
here today by postoffice Inspectors
on an indictment returned at
Salem, Ore., charging him with
tampering with government
stamps. The arresting officers said
that Goode was accused of manu
facturing rubber stamps to alter
cancellation marks on- postage
stamps and evolved a scheme by
which he expected.. to make illegal
profits with this device.
. The indictment referred to Is
believed to have ben j a secret in
dictment in a federal court, but
local officers could shed no light
on the case last night.
KNEELAND NEW DEPUTY
Succeeds Fitzgerald at Portland
Labor 'Department Office
Chas. II. Gram, state labor
commissioner, has announced the,
appointment of Millen F. Knee
land of Portland as deputy labor
commissioner in charge of the
Portland office, succeeding W. -H-
Fitzgerald who resigned July 1
to become a member of the indus
trial accident commission.
Kneeland who has been associ
ated with the Title & Trust com
pany in Portland was at one time
secretary of the Portland printing
pressman's union. .
FIRE WRECKS BARRACKS
Building; At Sawtelle Soldiers
. Home Partly Destroyed.
SAWTELLE. Cal.. July 12.
(AP) Fire 5 destroyed a large
part of a three story frame bar
racks" building at the Sawtelle
soldiers' home this afternoon, be
ing brought under control only
after a second alarm called fire
apparatus from Los Angeles, 16
miles away. :
Two hundred and fifty civil
war veterans who were quartered
in the barracks, were in the din
ing hall buildiag nearby when the
fire started. J The few . remaining
in the barracks were removed with
little confusion and no injuries.
PULLMAN AGREEMENT OK
Exchange of Stock VApproved at
Meeting, of Stockholders
CHICAGO, July 12. ( AP)
Stockholders of he Pullman com
pany at a special meeting today
approved , the ragreement between
the Pullman ; company and the
newly formed JPullman, Incorpor
ated, tet exenanze siock oi mo
Pullman' Car and Manufacturing
company for 675,000 shares in
Pullman, Inc.1 The 175,000 shares
are, twenty per cent of the tota
capital stock of the new concern.
87 i VVQULD BE LAWYERS
State Bar Examinations Conduct
j' ed Tuesday and Today :
The annual state bar examina
Hon which i is being held in the
hall of -representatives Tuesday
and today has attracted a total of
S 7 applicants for admission to b
Oregon lar - "
Tendency Still Further to Re
duce Cruiser Tonnage
JAPAN JOINS AMERICA
Combined Pressure Brought to
Bear on England to Prevent
Parley Collapse; Bilateral
GENEVA, July 12. (AP)
There were indications late to
night that the Japanese warning
that they would not sign a naval
limitation which would necessitate
the expansion of the Japanese
navy was having its effect on the
British delegates who showed a
disposition still further to reduce
their estimate as to total tonnage
Friendly conversations are con
tinuing with the belief expressed
that the British may slice down
the cruiser tonnage so that it will
fall under the 400,000 limit, to
which the Japanese object and
which the Americans will accept
only as a last resort.
Japan Joins IT. S.
The Japanese have now openly
joined the Americans in bringing
pressure to bear on the British, in
the hope of preventing the -collapse
of the conference.
Acceptance of such a high
cruiser tonnage would mean an
extensive .increase in naval build
ing for Japan to maintain the ra
tio established at Washington for
capital ships. At least the diplo
matic members of the Japanese
delegation are convinced of the
Impossibility of returning to Japan
with a treaty, which to them
means not reduction, not even
(Costtetted ea pg 8)
PRESSURE HERE STEADY
Little Variation Shown -in ,Last
Three Weeks ".on Barometer
Barometric pressure has not
varied more than two points in
the last three weeks, and that fact
has been worth thousands of dol
lars to the fruit growers.
The Salem chamber of com
merce has an Aneroid Daromeier
in its business office, and the un
usual stability of the atmospheric
presure was noted thereon. The
weather forecast for Oregon said
rain" several days ago but that
barometer said "fair" and it won
SAN MARCOS, Texas, July 12.
(AP) The first group of Texas
men asked to consider inflicting
the death penalty on a woman
charged with robbery with fire
arms balked at serving on a jury
As a result, District Judge M.
C. Jeffrey granted a change of
venue in the case of Mrs. Rebecca
Bradley Rogers, former Univer
sity of .Texas co-ed, who is alleged
to have held up the Farmers Na
tional bank of Buda, Texas, with
a gun last December.
The case was transferred to
Fayette county anc set for trial
December 5. j
Questioned by the state as to
their attitude on the I death pen
alty for a woman bandit, one after
another of the prospective jurors
admitted they had scruples against
such a penalty. Women do not sit
on juries in Texas.
The change of venue was grant
ed on motion of the court after
19 men had been disqualified.
The case against Mrs. Rogers
is she first in the state since rob
bery with firearms was made an
offense punishable by death.
District Attorney Fred Blundell
said after the court session that
his questions of the death penalty
did not . necessarily indicate that
he intended to ask such a penalty,
but were framed merejy to deter
mine the attitude of i the jurors
toward feminine offenders.
Mrs. Rogers was released on
DECLINES BUDGET OFFICE
Kozer Sees Retention, of Present
Office as His Duty
Admitting for the first time
that he had been of fered the ap
pointment as state budget ' com
missioner, Secretary , of State Ko-
zer Tuesday made it clear that he
would not resign his present posi
tion to accept the appointment.
"I feel that I owe it to the peo
ple who elected me to serve put
my unexpired term," Kozer de
Kozer had been the center of
speculation for the budget office
ever since the post was created by
the last legislature. With his an
nouncement definitely eliminating
Kozer as a possibility interest now
centers about the action which the
governor is expected
filling this .office which he wl'l
probably, do within the next two
CONUNDRUM THAN THE CRIME WAVE
ST. PAUL, July 12. (AP).
Enactment Into law of the Mc-Nary-Haugen
farm relief bill at
the next session of congress is de
manded in resolutions adopted at
the final session of the north
western agricultural conference
here late today.
Concluding a two-day confer
ence, representatives of farm or
ganizations in more than a dozen
states in the south and middle
west unanimously approved reso
lutions endorsing the bill vetoed
last winter by President Coolidge.
United States Senator Smith W.
Brookhart' of Iowa and several
members of congress from Minne
sota and North Dakota were
among the speakers- at the- clos
ing session who urged unremitting
efforts to gain "f ul equality for
agriculture." ' .v
President Coolidge, the resolu
tions declared by vetoing the Mc-Nary-Haugen
bill, had "clearly re
pudiated the republican platfirm
on which he was elected" and his
reasons for the veto were branded
as "indefensible and conflicting
Another resolution unanimously
adopted on motion of Congress
man J. Kale of Minnesota request
ed the house committee on agri
culture to meet before the regular
session of congress and have the
McNary-Haugen bill ready for in
troduction when congress convenes.
KIWANIS GROUP TO MEET
Conference Called in Portland to
Officers and committee heads
of the Salem Kiwanls club have
been 'invited to attend a confer
ence of the sixth Kiwanls district
in Portland Saturday, at which
general problems in 5 connection
with the agricultural and voca
tional guidance -work of the or
ganization will be discussed.
George French of the Kiwanls
International office at Chicago,
who was the speaker at Tuesday's
luncheon here, will direct this
conference, which will be attend
ed by representatives of 14 clubs.
At the luncheon, Mr. French
declared that the principles and
organization plan of Kiwanls goes
back to the famous Addison club
of London, conducted 200, years
ago. Its principal values, he said,
are to be found in the vocational
guidance work and in the func
tioning of the dub as a unifying
force in the community.
Said Needed for So Large
JUSTICES VOTE 4 TO 3
Judge McMahan Affirmed in Case
Brought by Peder - Pederson
Against State Board of Con-
trol. Attacking Act.
Passage by the people of ah.
amendment to. the Oregon state
constitution will be necessary be
fore, a state office building such
as was proposed in a bill passed
at the last legislative session, can
be erected at state expense, ac
cording to the opinion handed
down by the state supreme court
Tuesday, In which the law is held
unconstitutional. The law was
found to be in conflict with the
section of the constitution which
inhibits the creation of debts in
excess of 150.000.
Vote Four to Three.
The opinion, which affirms the
decree of Circuit Judge McMahan
of Marion county in the case of
Peder Pederson against the state
board of control and the Eastern
Western Lumber company against
the board of control, represents a
four to three division in the court.
The majority opinion was writ
ten by Justice Brown and con
curred in by Chief Justice Burnett
and Justices Rand and Bean.
A dissenting opinion which held
the statute in question to be con
stitutional and which would have
dismissed the suit, was written by
Justice Coshow and concurred in
by Justices McBride - and Bel t.
Injunction "proceedings to test
(Continued on pmg 8)
ROD OF IRON NEEDED
Rebellion Would Rise if Domina
tion Removed Says Daniels
RALEIGH, N. C. July 12.
(AP) Tbe Filipinoes would rebel
if American military supremacy
did not rule their country with a
rod of iron, Joseph Daniels, war
time secretary of the navy, .said to
day in an address to the Spanlsh-
Americn war veterans state Con
"The crime of continued mill
tary domination as at present ad
ministered, is a political one," he
said. "Volunteers share no iota
of Its responsibility. If it is per
slated in, some day the Filipinoes
will resent our domination, as the
Cubans resented the more crnel
Watchman's Failure Believed the
Cause of Great Train Wreck.
TOLEDO. Ohio, July 12.-
(AP). Failure of a watchman . to
be on duty at ' a grade crossing
was held by Coroner Henzler to
be partly responsible 'for a wreck
in which a freight train crushed
a Toledo and Indiana interurban
car, killed three , passengers and
injured nine here this afternoon.
Coroner Henzler ordered both
the watchman, ; Ed Reillng, and
the motorman-conductor, Arthur
H. Straheim, arrested until he
could, make further investigation,
With a terrific crash a string
of box cars pushed by a locomo
tive "backed around a sharp curve
and plowed into the steel car of
the interurban ' line.- The ear was
reduced ' to ' a mass of splintered
wood and tangled metal.
Unprejudiced Jury Jn Gan Mur
der Case Hard to Select. ;
1 BENTON, HL, Jnly 12.-(AP),
Wholesale , peremptory challen
ges, exercised largely by the de
fense, today caused Charles Mil
ler to issue a summons for a new
venire of 20. veniremen for exami
nation ln the trial of Charles Blr-
ger, Art: Newman and Ray Hyland
southern Illinois gangsters, i -In
their efforts to select an un
prejudiced .lurr l to 'sit In iud
ment on the . defendants charged
with ' the murder of Mayor Joe
Adams of West City, defense coun
sel today dismissed veniremen by
twos and threes and flatly reject
ed a solid panel of f our prospec
tive jurors tendered .by the state.
PORTLAND. July 12. (AP)-
Dan Hanley, 39, was shot and
killed here tonight and Fred Hart
wick, 52, has been arrested in con
nection with' the murder following
his alleged statement to police
that he had shot Hanley after-the
latter had threatened his life.
Hartwick is the proprietor of the
lodging house in which the shoot
ing took place.
Police, summoned to the .house
found Hartwick sitting on a bed
with the body of Hanley at bis
feet. In one hand he held a re
volver and In the other a piece of
Over the body of the dead man
hovered a woman,, weeping
Hanley's wife, whom he had di
vorced three months ago.
"I killed him," police declare
Hartwick said. "He kept coming
here and threatening his wife and
me. He did it once too often to
night and J shot him."
Hartwick was arrested and will
be charged with first degree mur
der, Deputy District Attorney
Mowry said. The former wife of
the murdered man was detained
as a material witness. Indications
were given that the charge pend-;
Ing against Hartwick may be re
duced following a coroner's In
quest tomorrow. ,
Hartwick telephoned police im
mediately after the shooting. Han
ley died a few minutes after he
was shot the coroner found. 'The
bullet passed . through his lunteg!
anil rfath was aiisocf Kv a n f-n f
nal hemorrhage. 7-
Hartwick is married and has
two sons who helped him elect
(Con tinned on pace t.) :
DRUGGISTS TOO DIVERSE
Pharmaceutical ' Work Gives Way
to Soda Dispensing, Said
BEND, Ore., July 12. (AP)
The Oregon State Pharmaceutical
association convention opened
here today with representatives
from practically every city in Ore
gon represented. The tendency of
drug stores to become beauty par
lors, marcel shops, .restaurants,
soda fountains and similar estab
lishments in which pharmaceutical
training is relegated to the back
ground, was deplored by L. B.
Russell, Portland, president. "I
shudder to think what the drug
stores of the future may become
If present tendencies continue,"
he said. In commenting on the
present day vogue.
DELAY STRANGLER TRIAL
Defense Asks Postponement Until
-t November Session .
WINNIPEG, Man., July 12.
(AP)-The murder trial of Earle
Nelson, asserted by police to be
the "dark strangler" sought: in
connection with the death of n
score of women in the United
States, was : postponed today on
motion of the defense until the
November session of the assize
court..""" 2 Avi i
BURNS PROVE -FATAL
Little Seven Tear Old Dies in Hoe-
, plial at The Dalles
THE DALLES, Or., July 12.-r-(AP)
Burns suffered last night
when : her clothing , caoght fire
proved fatal today to Nono Maxine
Martinson, seven 'years old. The
child died . in a hospiui here. She
was burned when attempting s to
ngnt a lire. .
THROWN FROM HAY LOAD
Young Vancouver Boy Dies When
Trampled Under Horses
. VANCOUVER; Wash.. Jnlv-1
(AP) Wilfred Watson. 18, died
here today from Injuries received
when a team of horses he was driv
ing ran away and threw him from
the top of. a load of hay. -He was
hurled against a stump and the
horses trampled, him.
HAS TWO. SETS TWINS
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil I, Malone of
. Billings Proud Parents
BILLINGS, Mont., July 12 (A
P) Mr. andlMrs. Virgil I. Malone
of Billings now have two sets -of
twins. In ach case a boy and . a
girl,: the pairs Jelng born eleven
months and six days apart.' , Mr.
Malone has two twin brothers and
four twin cousins, the latter In the
J family of his uncle. i - -
Judge Kendall in Letter to
Governor Deplores Poor Pay
OREGON PEOPLE UNFAIR
Arbiters Unable to Maintain Dig
nity on Compensation Offered,
j .Asserts Judge; Asks for
Investigation ' i
A delegation of Coos Bay busi
ness and professional men called
on Governor Patterson Tuesday to
urge the appointment of Tom Ben
netV Marshfield attorney, as cir
cuit judge for the second judicial
district to succeed John C. Ken
dall who has announced his inten
tion to resign that post. v
PORTLAND, July 12. (AP)
The Oregonian understands - that
Circuit Judge John C. Kendall of
the second judicial district, has.
forwarded his resignation to Gov
ernor Patterson, in his letter of
resignation Judge Kendall ex
plains that his action Is taken be
cause the jtfdges of the state are
underpaid, the paper says it is re
liably informed. ;.
Will Create Excitement
"The contents of Judge Ken
dall's letter of resignation will be '
read avidly by every judge and
lawyer In Oregon'the paper will
say tomorrow in a signed article.
'The judge-paints a picture of
the hopeless future of a young
man who aspires to the bench; of
men learned in the law and the ,
grown old in the service of the
state, facing their declining years
without a reserve accumulated
from their fcalaries.'
Judge -Kendall "r-wag4 appointed
originally by Governor Olcott, was
later elected and has served but
18 months of his six year term.
The OregotrTan quotes from
Judge Kendall's letter of resigna
tion as follows:
"This action is made-imperative
at -this time primarily because of
the fact that I am unable to live
on the compensation paid me In
this office. .
"Much against my will I have
been forced to the conclusion that ;
the judges in Oregon at the pres-;
ent time does not offer a career to
a young man dependent upon the
(OoBtinnod oa pmg 6.)
ANCIENT CUPOL A
TO BE REMOVED
TOWER ON THE WASHINGTON
SCHOOL BUILDING DOOMED.
Landmarit Which Has Stood 40
i- Years Deemed ; Unsafe by f
v District Board.
'Time and progress once more
raise their hands to ravage an old
landmark, with -the action of the
school board last night in author-
izlnsr the tearinz down of the west
cupola on the Washington school.
How proudly 40 years ago, when
it was new. did it raise Its flag
staff above the urchins . who '
trudged unwilUngly bneath it, now 5
Wnma ' ngT nf them, the crav-.
beards, or at least the bald-heads,
who rule the city and state.
And how brasenly has it turned ;
its face to the world during these '
oara when decsv was settinz In.!
and other and better schools have ,
supplanted it. Despite the efforts
of the immovable hands painted ;
upon the false clock which it bore. :
time would not stand still. ;
So next: Monday workmen will
start tearing it down because they
say its timbers are rotten, and it
may fall on the children who will':
go to school there next. fall. As
If .the guardian, of generations i
could betray its trust!
: But Washington kchool must be
put In readiness for classes, after '
two years "of idleness, because of
the continuing increase in school
children. Repairs will be made as
rapidly as possible, so that the old
building will be suitable for school
purposes, ', . ';. ; ' ,
Leave of absence for one year
was granted 'last night J by the
school board to Isabel I. BartletC
who for; five-years has taught the
fifth grade; In Highland Vschool.j
The resignation f Georgia Cro
foot, firth grade teacher at Engle
wood school, was also accepted.
Jliss-. Crofoot resigns in order that
she may take university: work tfcla
i (CahUsmiI m Pf 5.).