The Movement for Still Water in the Willamette Is Assuming Definite Shape; Witness the Hearins in Salem of February First ne lyumoer oj 1 eiepnones m Salem Exchange Mas Gone Up to and Fast 6173 and Will Soon Be Hovering Around 7000 Mark Weather forecast: Cloudy and unsettled, probably light rains in west portion; no change In temperature; fresh east to south winds on the coast. Maximum temperature yesterday 38, minimum 28, river 5, rain fall .08, atmosphere cloudy, wind north west. A British celebrity advises .the English to film Homer's Iliad-and he declares that Hollywood can't do it. Is that so? Well, if nobody in pictures at Hollywood can read Greek all they have to do is call in a couple of restaurant men. SEVENTY-SEVENTH YEAR SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1928 mm PRICE FIVE CENTS liiVEMEllTS . I 1LLIETTE fiM FORESEEN Meeting February 1 Points To Year Round Boating Stage On River LOOKED ON FAVORABLY Higher .Authorities at Washington See Importance; AH River In terests Urged to be Re presented Here There' is scheduled an official hearing concerning the improve ment of the upper Willamette river, to be held in Salem on the II first of February. I This is in pursuance of the au- I thorization of congress in the river I j n it harhnr art of Jannarv 21. 19 27. There is a scrap of history ..Annafttad 1 1 V t aafMirinfr if that authority. l During the session of congress preceding the one that, in the first iTMiuh . or last year, as siaiea above, passed the rivers and har bors act carrying the authoriza tion for the examination of the Willamette river from Portland to Salem, an agitation was com menced in Salem for securing a boating stage in that stream the year through. Congressman Hawley was ap pealed to for help, and he immedi ately had the clause inserted in the rivers and harbors bill. But no rivers and harbors bill got through that session. The matter was carried in the bill that went before the next congress, now ever, and it was retained in the iinal draft and passage, January i of last year. In the meantime. Congressman Oumpacker of Multnomah county liccame interested and gave his Mipport to the idea. ?enator Chas. L. McNary also "f-jve his support toward the pro ject, and he found the, heads of the war department very sympathetic-. Final Success Certain The final success of this pro I jett is t governi f long til ject is certain. The United States ment will not for a very time permit the opportunity Vto He dormant; the opportunity of the great Willamette valley to all the deep water ports of the world, v. ith only an inexpensive transfer m the Portland harbor to the ean going vessels; thus in effect giving the advantagesof a deep .;er port to every foot of land : n Eugene to Portland, on both ,.ie of the river. Large Number Invited The Salem Chamber of Com r.t r.e is at work sending out in- I Continued on paje ") WEATHER MAKES FLIGHT FAILURE SPIRIT OF CALIFORXLV FORCED DOWN EARLY Cold Temperature Makes Exces sive Use of Fuel Necessary. Aviators Assert SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19. (AP) The monoplane "Spirit of California" failed today in its I fourth attempt to break the r world's record for sustained flight for airplanes. But in doing so it demonstrated that the record iK.could be broken and that under II the right conditions a flight to New Zealand could be made, its pilots asserted. The giant tri-motored Fokker monoplane, piloted alternately by contain Charles Kingsford-Smith, British aviator, and Lieutenant Ceorge R. Pond, of the United states navy, took off at- Mills field at 8:09 a. m. last Tuesday and was,forced to descend at 10: 16 o'clock this morning due to an exhausted gasoline supply. The Diane remained on continuous flight for fifty hours and seven minutes, Just two hours, fifteen minutes and 31 seconds short of i he world's record established in (.-nuany by the aviators Edzard .11. a Histicz. Deutenant Pond said after the fW-'ht that the plane performed eufllently and tbat under normal weatbwr conditions the flight ymld easily have gone beyond the i'rvorq" of 52 hours, 22 minutes tSid ::i seconds. Enough lubricat ing oil was left to last forty more hours. The 1500 gallons of gaso line taken up would hare carried the fliers well beyond their goal, they said, except for the fact that unusually cold weather was en- ountered all over the central and oast region of California; fotctag them to overwork the engine and U, lt,e tnrottie frequently -rnd open the throttle freauentlr which hastens gas consumption. fifty mom rolUi.. A mmmm.' have carried us through hM t 4 .... 4 . n A hut i. "muni jroua. . "uuiiui wnemer we -could have taken off with the man m.AAc. . , . load increase.! v wea,her we could hare gone several hours more." BUILDING CODE PLAN LAUNCHED A. M. COLLIER, KLAMTH FALLS, HI' A 1S COMMISSION Other Officers Elected by Group Appointed Under legislative Act Steps toward carrying out the inienuons oi ine resolution passed at the last legislative session call ing for the drafting of a state building code, were begun here Thursday when the recently ap pointed building code commission held its first meeting in the exe cutive department at the capitol. A. M. Collier of Klamath Falls, representing the. legislature, was elected chairman of the commis sion while Ben T. Osborne of the Oregon Stat Federation of La bor was elected secretary. O. R Bejn of Portland was elected vice chairman. H. E. Plummer of Portland, rep resenting the 'Oregon Technical council, will act as chairman of the code committee. T. B. Upshaw of Portland was chosen- chairman oi the administrative committee while Carl M. Stebinger, also of Portland, was elected chairman of the technical committee. A. C. Dixon of Eugene is chair man of the finance "committee. The proposal to appoint a pub licity committee was dropped at the request of Mr. Dixon, who said it was not the function of the commission to , sell the building code to the public. Pending the next meeting of the commission the secretary will confer with officials of other states and secure copies of build ing codes now in operation. Mr. Dixon made it plain that the public was not courting addi tional inspectors and bureaus and that the work of the commission should be simplified as much as possible. He also protested against extravagance in conduct ing the affairs of the commission. The various phases of construc tion to be included in the proposed building code probably will not be decided until a future meeting of the commission. Governor Patterson submitted a letter to the commission urging that some action be taken with re lation toa state housing law. The letter was prepared by Mary E. Muager of the Consumers League of Oregon. She said the housing law should cover lighting, ventil ation and sanitary facilities. Members of the building code commission are A. M. Collier. Klamath Falls; D. I. Stoddard! Baker; A. C. Dixon, Eugene; Ben T. Osborn, Carl M. Stebinger, O. R. Bean, H. E. Plummer, R. E. Cushman, A. C. Cammack, Frank B. Upshaw, Fred D. Weber, C. E. Cowdin and J. H. Lausman, all of Portland, and Dr. W. B. Morse of Salem. The commission will present its recommendations to the legisla ture at its next session. MURDERERS GIVEN LIFE Montana and Wisconsin Youths Sentenced At Dubuque DUBUQUE, la., Jan. 19. (AP) Leonard Cota, "18, of Altoona, Wis., and Howard Kramer, 19, of Malta, Mont., today were sen tenced to life imprisonment in Fort Madison prison for the kill ing of Cota's maternal grand mother, Mrs. Elizabeth McKitrick, wealthy Zwingle, la., recluse. Following their arrest in St. Louis the youths confessed that they bound and gagged Cota's grandmother and left her to die on the floor of the kitchen while they ransacked the house, finding more than 920,000 in cash and an equal amount in securities. AH of the securities and most of the cash were recovered when their penciled eye-brows, painted lips and cheeks and waved hair aroused the suspicions of St. Louis detectives. BANDIT SAID GEM THIEF Fred Williams Sought la Seattle For Jewelry Robbery SEATTLE, Jan. 19. (AP). Fred Williams. 32, one of two men killed in a Portland holdup today. was being sought here at the time of his death as a suspect in a $7,000 Seattle gem robbery. Emil Mayer, diamond broker who was slugged and robbed in the 42 story L. C. Smith building here last week, was said to have partially identified a picture, of Williams as tbat of one of hia as sailant. Williams and Robert Benton, the man who was killed with him in Portland, were arrested here last November as suspected gaso line station robbers. They were released after an investigation. WETJEN LEAVES FRISCO Salem Amthor Sails on Trip South America Thursday ' to SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 19. (AP). Jamea Steven of Tacoma, Wash., and Albert Richard Wetjen of Salem, Ore., well known au thors were San Francisco visitors today en route to South America where the two plan to gather ma terial for a aeriee of articles on Pan-American relations. The writera are traTellnron the Mccormick " steamship company f raln tar West Mahwah. Stevens best known work is a collection of Pan! Bnnyan raoies Wetjen is a writer of sea stories. CASHIER HERO OF MT. SCOTT II ROBBERY A. J. Demorest Kills Two Men Attempting To Hold Up Institution 4 OTHERS MAKE ESCAPE One Man Fleeing in Automobile Believed Winged by Parting Shot From Rifle in Hands of Official The four bandits 'who escaped from the Mount Scott bank rob bery yesterday made their geta way in a blue Essex touring car and a Studebaker sedan, both 1923 models. Both carried 1928 Wash ington license plates. PORTLAND, Jan. 19. (AP) Two bandits sidled into the sub urban Mount Scott State bank to day each weaving before him a heavy automatic pistol. Sharp commands for a moment and the two gunmen dropped to the floor, sach shot to death by bullets fired by A. J. Demorest, cashier-manager -of the institution. Four mem bers of the bandit gang who re mained outside the bank escaped in two automobiles bearing Wash ington license plates. The dead: Fred Williams. 3 2. former in mate of the Washington state re formatory, Monroe. John R. Benton. 22, who had police records in Seattle and Spo kane. Fleeing Bandit Wounded A shot was fired by Demorest at the fleeing automobiles as the "lookouts" fled from the holdup. It was believed the shot found its mark as one of the men crumpled in the seat. Last night, as Demorest sat by Uhe , fireside in his home, he read a magazine article: "Prepared ness -Prevents Holdups." "I believe I'll take the .22 down to the bank in the morning," he (Continued on page 8) SNOW PREDICTED TODAY Weather Bureau Official at Port land Makes Forecast PORTLAND. Jan. 19. (AP) Occasional light snow or rain will fall in Portland and vicinity to morrow and Saturday. This was forecast tonight by Edward L. Wells, meteorologist of the United States weather bureau. Little change in temperature was pre dicted. For the states of Oregon. Wash ington and Idaho, the same pre diction of cloudy and unsettled weather with temperature remain ing about the same was made, with the exception that precipita tion was forecast only in the west ern portions of the two coast states. "AN ARMY MUST 1 0&h& SANDINO'S ARMY SAID DISPERSING RUMOR ALSO PERSISTS THAT REBEL GENERAL DEAD Marine Corps Aviators Bring Back Reports from Native Head quarters at 1 Chipote MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Jan. 19. (AP) Evidence that the forces of the rebel general, Augustino Sandino, are dispersing was brought back from El Chipote. his headquarters, by marine corps fliers today. Aviators who sought some con firmation of reports that he had been killed found the town and surrounding mountains apparent ly deserted, while roads leading northward towards Honduras showed signs of recent heavy traf fic. The marine garrison at San Rafael, where Sandino is said to have been buried after he was killed in an aerial attack on El Chipote, Saturday, have been in structed to investigate any burials or prominent men since then. Nicaraguans from the department ui iuevo &egovia say nis wire, a telegraph operator at San Rafael. took his body there for burial, and aviators observed from the air what seemed to be a funeral pro cession. Colonel Louis Mason Gulick, in command of the operations, said the fliers who soared today over n,l Chipote, where Sandino fled after the marines took his Quilali headquarters Dec. 10. observed considerable activity of vultures in the vicinity, indicating that Sandino's dead remained unbur ied. Marine officers believe that some of Sandino's men have gone to Telpanca, to join other forces nd that others have fled to Hon duras. As the Honduran govern ment has promised not to allow concentration of rebels on Hon duran soil, it is believed that San dino, if still alive, may be attemp ting to escape down the Coco riv er toward the Caribbean sea. RE-NUMBERING TO START Robert Crawford Kninloved by City to Supervise Task Hugh Rogers, city engineer, an nounced yesterday that Robert Crawford; former superintendent of the state flax industry, has been employed to take charge of re numbering Salem houses, in ac cordance with the ordinance passed by the; city council last year. An amount of 1800 was ap propriated in the 1928 budget for this work. The work will take nearly two months time, Mr. Crawford be lieves. LABOR ARRANGES MEET Campaign on Against Use of In. junction Against Strikes MIAMI, Fla.. Jan. 19. (AP) A conference of all international labor unions to further organized labor's campaign for legislation to prohibit the use of injunctions as strike breaking measures was "ailed today by the executive coun cil of the A. F. O. L. to meet in Washington on February 7. TRAVEL ON ITS STOMACH" NAPOLEON FOUR OF FAMILY COMMIT SUICIDE DEADLY DRUG TAKEN IN FORM OF COUGH MEDICINE James Potter, Former Millionaire, Dead With Wife and Two Sons Aged 16 and 14 CLEVELAND, Jan. 19. (AP) I-The bodies of James Potter, 46. his wife Lulu, 43, and their two sons, James Jr., 16, and Robert, 14, lay in a morgue here tonight awaiting arrival of relatives who will take them back to Steuben ville, Ohio, the city which the family left last Thanksgiving day to come to Cleveland in an effort to recoup their fortune. :A11 four were victims of a deadly drug taken Inthe form of cough medicine last night. Po lice announced that 12 capsules of the drug had been found in the medicine chest at the Potter home. I Death of the four brought to a close a-fight against circumstances which saw the collapse of a for tune estimated at one million dol lars and a struggle to once again attain financial success. In Toils of I -aw ; Potter was to have been ar raigned next Saturday on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses at Steubenvllle. Fifteen years ago Potter re signed as cashier of a Steuben ville bank after It was reported he had made a fortune in oil. Success smiled on him and his wealth grew. His every under taking was profitable until he was rated as a millionaire. Then the wheel of for'ttine stopped. In vestments In West Virginia coal fields wiped out almost his entire fortune when he failed to get rail road connections to his mines. - ; With his small remaining capi tal he entered the real estate busi ness but in I this he did not suc ceed and he was Indicted for ob taining $500 under false pre tenses in connection with a land deal. The indictment was re turned after he had come to Cleveland, rented a spacious home and opened I a rooming house. Woman Hears Scream i Last night the family gathered 'p. the living room and" a short time later Mrs. Maude Hohman, the housekeeper, heard a scream. ; (Contiinued on pace fO W. W. W. LEAGUE FORMED That' Not Real Name, But Slo gan, "Wives Won't Work" ! The Single Unit Workers league, which filed ; articles in the state corporation ; department here Thursday, would discourage the working of husband and wife and at the same time discourage the employment: of married women. The incorporators are D. Ar thur Lowe. P. A. Bowlus and Frank M. Lowa of Eugene and T. C. Mountain of Coburg. The league proposes to estab lish an Institute of learning and to provide for family and individ ual relief. ; The league has au thority to purchase or publish a newspaper or magazine for the advancement of its purposes. The principal office of the league will be in Portland. Branch offices will be established in other cities. Revenue will be derived from dues and assess ments on members and subsidiary bodies. T U.S. SOSPECTED Gustavo Guerro, Opponent of Yankee Policies, Heads Vital Group SIGNIFICANCE ATTACHED Elected President of Committee on International Public Iaw ; Iitin-American Question iooms Up HAVANA, Jan. 19. - (AP) Significance was attached in cer tain sections of the sixth Pan- American conference to the selec tion today of Gustavo Guerrero. Salvadorean delegate, as chairman of the most important committee of the conference the committee on international public law. Senor Guerrero is reputedly an tagonistic to the policies of the United States in Latin-America. His name was proposed by Dr. Orestes Ferrera, Cuban ambas sador at Washington, and second ed by Charles E. Hughes, chair man of the American delegation. He was unanimously raised to the head of the committee at the ini tial organization meeting of that body. Resolutions Controversial The committee over which Sen ator Guerrero will preside has jurisdiction over the most contro versial resolutions which the con ference has to pass upon. They are the draft treaties for the codi fication of American public inter national law prepared at the jur ists' conference at Rio Janiero last (Contiiiucl on page ") STOCK PERMIT DELAYED New Financial Statement Asked of Union Service Assn. Before making any decision in connection with an application for a permit to sell stock in the Union Service association, a fu neral directing concern. Mark Mc .Callister, state .corporation com missioner, Thursday asked offi cials of the association to prepare a new financial statement. Representatives of the associa tion were informed that the pres ent financial showing Is not suf ficient to warrant the issuance of a permit. It was said that the association would file" a brief in the corpora tion department iu defense of its position that service agreements which it sells do not come under the provisions or the Blue Sky law. The late George B. Davis, .for merly state corporation commis sioner, held that these service agreements were not subject to the Blue Sky act. The Better Business bureau of Portland has sent letters to the state corporation commissioner protesting against granting the permit. OFFERS $10,000 REWARD Search Redoubled for Frances St. John Smith in East NORTHAMPTON, Mass.. Jan. 19. (AP) A reward of $10,000 was offered today by St. John Smith, New York broker for the return alive of his daughter, Frances St. John Smith. The Smith college freshman disap peared on January 13. Mr. Smith previously had offered $1,000 for Information leading to the discov ery of her whereabouts. While state, local and college authorities and detectives em played by Mr. Smith continued their search for the girl and looked into the crop of reports that someone resembling her had been seen In various places, br mother gave the press a direct ap peal to her daughter to communi cate with her. State Detective Joseph Daley, Iim charge of the search said today that he still held to the belief that the girl had drowned herself in the Connecticut river. H0TELLING IMPRISONED Walls Close Vpon Murderer Five Year Old Girl of MAHQUETTte. Mich.. Jan. 1. (AP) The walla of Michigan's northern prison close to the cold waters of Lake Superior tonight bold captive Adolph Hotelling, Owosso church elder who murder ed five year old Dorothy Behnetder Just one week ago near her Mount Morris homo. .;- Handcuffed to Depnty Sheriff Mark Pallthorpe of Flint who as sisted la the capture of the slayer, Hotelllac passed through tho pri son gates at 4: SO o'clock this af tArnoonv there to stay the remain ing years of his life. In the party with Hotelling- were two other prisoaert, one sentenced to life Imprisonment tor criminal tssault and the other sentenced to t short term for seine an habitual IrunkareV . 1 AT CONVENTION TROTSKY'S DAY OVER IN RUSSIA NEWSPAPERS CARRY AN NOUNCEMENT FIRST TIME Famous Russian Leader and Aides Sent InU Exile- In Siberia; Little Interest Shown Ily WILLIAM RESWICK Associate! Press Correspondent in Moscow. MOSCOW. Jan. 19. (AP). Strange indeed are history's con trasts. - When France led Robespierre to the guillotine, all Paris had been aflame with passion but today when the newspapers for the first time carried briefly an official an nouncement that Leon Trotzky and hie chief aides were in exile, Moscow went about its daily busi ness in its ordinary drab way as if nothing untoward had happened. It was as if Trotzky the very incarnation of the Bolshevik re volt had not but a few years ago played on the emotions and thoughts of these very multitudes with the ease and grace of a vir tuoso fingering the strings of hit violin. Sun Smiles on City For weeks Moscow lay half buried in snow under a heavy leaden sky with never a ray of sunshine, but today a bright eun smiled on the city from blue skies and underneath it the. Moscovites went about in their leisurely man ner quietly enjoying the improved weather outwardly at least, only slightly concerned in the fate of Russia's great rebel and the his toric import of hie downfall. There were no extra troops or anv precautions of any kind taken against possible manifestations; the same militiamen went on lazi ly directing traffic. Demonstration Lackng The complete absence of any demonstrative reaction to perhaps one of the most tragic revolution ary episodes was perhaps due to Trotzky's failure in recent years to hold vital contact with the mas ses or to Stalin's talent at disarm ing enemies subtlely step by step, forever guarding a martyrdom. But the fact remains that the banishment of the leaders of the opposition was unaccompanied by a single overt act which might be construed as likely to challenge the existing powers in the remotest way. The exile of the opposition lead ership, the authorities declared, gives the communist party a maxi- (Continued on pJ5 8) 60 DAYS FOR INEBRIATE McIIarpue Couldn't Hurdle Service Station; Draws I ine Too much liquor under his belt while driving an automobile on January 15, yesterday cost J. H. McHargue. sewing machine agent and officially a resident of Texas, a jail sentence of 60 days and a fine of $100. Sentence was imposed by Jus tice of the Peace Brazier Small. Sixty days Is the minimum that can be given in cases of this kind. McHargue was immediately de livered at the county jail and be Kan doing his time. He will not be required to pay the $100 until his jail term has elapsed. On the fatal 15th of January, it has been disclosed, McHargue not only struck another car but at tempted to hurdle a service sta tion, with disastrous results. ON LONG SKATING TOUR Puyallup. Wash., Youth, Faints on Arrival at Frisco SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 19 (AP) Daniel C. Lyon. 21 year old student of Puyallup. Wash., ended a long distance roller skat inr trio from Puyallup today when be was taken to here for treatment of hospital i possible fracture of the skull. Lyon, who arriver here early this week after skating over Ice and through snowstorms, was struck by a hit and run motorist at Corning, Cal.. on his way south. The student completed the trip but fainted today and was taken to a hospital. SENATOR-ELECT SILENT Smith of Illinois Makee No Com ment on Senate Action D WIGHT, 111.. Jan. 19. (AP). Senator-elect Frank L. Smith of Illinois when advised tonight that the senate bad voted to declare his senate seat vacant said: "I have made my statement to the senate committee and I have nothing to add or detract from tbat. In the future action that may be taken I shall always keep uppermost In my mind the wel fare ef the people of Illinois and the rights of the state." GALE STRIKES KENTUCKY Property. Damage at Loaisville Es timated Over 1 00,000 LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Jan. 19. CAP) Fourteen persons were In jured and numerous houses and mall buildings 1 unroofed . end otherwise damaged by a storm which swept through the southern part i of Loutsrlile today. PropH ertjr damage was expected to ex ceed $100,000. ' ? Though the wind attained a Te locity in excess of sixty miles an hour, no one sntfered Injuries that are Ukely to prove fatal. DENY SEAT M SENATE TO SMITH Both Oregon Members of Upper House Vote Against Illinois Man FRED STEIWER CHANGES OVER First, -Favorable Ballot Al tered On Final Roll Call MAJORITY LARGE Count Stands 61 to 23 Declar ing Credentials Tainted with Fraud and Corruption Due To Slush Fund WASHINGTON, Janr 19. (API The senate late today declared vacant the seat to which the peo ple of Illinois elected Frank L. Smith. By a vote of 61 to 23 mor than a two thirds majority his credentials were declared" to be tainted "with fraud and corrup tion and it was decreed that be was not entitled to a seat. Before finally barring ite doors against the former chairman of the Illinois commerce commission on account of contributions to an expenditure in his primary cam paign in 1926, the senate voted 56 to 27 against giving him the oath of office. This was the second time this session that the oath had been de nied and by excluding Smith with out first permitting him to take the oath the senate established a precedent in a case unique in its more than a century of history. Old Guard Stands Pat Only the staunchest members of the republican old guard stuck to Smith's cause to the finish. They were joined by two democrats, one from the south, the fiery Blease of South Carolina, and one from the northwest, Steck of Iowa. Twenty one republicans and the one farmer labor senator joined with 39 democrats in voting to declare Smith's seat vacaniwhiie two democrats joined with 21 re publicans against such a declara tion. The roll call follows: To declare Smith's seat vacant: Republicans: Blaine, Boras, (Continued on ptje 2; BOURBONS VOTE AGAINST HEFLIN CAUCUS VOTES CONFIDENCE IX SENATOR ROBINSON' Fiery Democrat of Alabama Not Present At Gathering Called To Consider Matter WASHINGTON. Jan. 19. (AP) Accepting the challenge hurled at tbem yesterday by Heflin of Alabama, democrats of the senate today with but a single dissenting voice expressed their confidence in Robinson of Arkansas, both as their leader and as a member of the special Mexican investigating committee. The vote was 24 to 1 and came after nearly an hour of debute during which three senators from the south insisted that the confer ence5 action should not be inter- pretatlve of a decision tn any way on the qtrestions involved in the row between Heflin and Robin son over the Catholic church and Governor Al Smith of New York. The Alabama senator wbo ab sented himself from the party gathering was alternately defiant and conciliatory. Immediately aft er the conference broke up he de clared that it was "in bad taste and improper" to bring up a vote of confidence In the party leader in his absence. Attacks To Continue Subsequently on the floor ut the senate Heflin gave notice that be would continue bis attacks on the Roman Catholic "political mach- (Contiao4 n page 2l Do You Remember ' Telephone Numbers 7 ' Ladies yon can save lots of time by using the beauty par lor , directory ' on the classified pages of this paper. 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