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TMiS URrAiUH Si AliasaiAN. SALEM. OREGON. TUESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 21, 1928
California Is Trying Hard To
Have Corn Sugar Bill
(Oregon canners and fruit
growers are interested In the sub
ject coyered by the following cur
TWiunetin issued by the state
department of agriculture of Cali
fornia, under date of February
California fruit grower and
tanners are actively opposing the
Capper-Coles corn sugar bills now
before congress, according to Di
rector C. H. Hecke of the Califor
nia state department of agricul
ture. These measures, known as
senate bill No. 2806, introduced
by Senator Arthur Capper of Kan
sas and its companion bill in the
house of representatives. No.
10022, introduced by Congress
man Cole of Iowa, would permit
the substitution of corn sugar for
the cane or beet sugar now used
in the preparation of canned
fruits and fruit products, Hecke
cays, without the statement of the
origin of the substitute now re
quired by the national pure food
law, and would practically nullify
the California canning standardiz
Would Destroy Standards
wmie there is no contention
that the corn sugar is injurious
It is stated that those in favor of
this measure admit that its actual
sweetening value at best is only
two thirds that of the common
sugars. The California canned
fruit standardization act requires
that peaches and apricots with less
than 25 per cent added sugar in
tne eyrup surrounding the fruit
when packed, and pears and cher
ries with le-s than 20 per cent
added sugar, be conspicuously and
indelibly marked on the top of
ach can as "seconds." Since the
only practical method of testing
such fruit is by use of the hydro
meter, am! the came proportion of
cane, beet or corn sugar will show
identical readings, it is stated
that the use ofjjefn sugar without
the statement on the label now re
quired would destroy our stan
dards of measurement and pefmit
wholesale evasion of the law. In
the cace of jams and jellies, which
are from 4 5 to 60 per cent sugar,
;!ie substitution of corn sugar al
ko would be permitted by this bil!
vithout declaration on the label
Ilccke points out. At the present
lime, he says, corn sugar, as wel!
in honey, may be used in the prep
arati. n of ;uh foods if so stated
n tl'P labels.
Attempts are being made to se
jure tho hacking of corn pro
dicers for the Capper-Coles bill
o.i the siitement that it wonlc'
aflA nn increased market fo:
i ro p. but any su- h increase
i' is -.-taiid. would be due solely
to deception foisted on the con-
iiining public by eliminating tlit
: t t'.enient of origin now required
Opponent of the bill have showr
t . it the ;i riount of corn needed
for sue)) would be much les
i!:ari one per cent of the crop. and.
in fat f. th;it imprtatie ns of for-
ign torn, largely used in the
manufacture of corn sugar, now
.re csual to the estimated supply
i eetleit for such manufacture.
A large percentage of the can
lied fruits in the Lnited Sfatffl are
jtrotliii (! in California and effort:
hYe" being" made right now to im
prove the standard of these com
pjotlitft's ami increase their popu
larity in consuming markets.
(Iri)-.v"r' organizations, includ
lng the Canning Teach Growers'
association, .he California Pear
Growers' association and the Cali-
f.frnia Cherrv Growers assocla-
on. as weUfas the canners of the
tate. -ire urging defeat of this
The man who tinkers with hi
watrii isn't always improving hi:
lime. Illinois State Journal.
on account of
Tickets on sale till Feb. 22,
iccl. Return limit Feb. 24th
Reductions to other O. E. Ry.
a Trains leave Salem for Portland
at ins, iu:vz a. m., i.
4:11. 5:30, 8:23 p. m.; foi
Eugene at 9:54 a. m., 12:45.
4:03, 8:00 p. m.
0. E. Ry.
AUTO ACCIDENTS TAKE
HUGE TOLL DURING '27
(O&tiaoed from pare 1.)
1926. The traffic officers patroled
3,186,429 miles and warnings were
issued to 158,490 drivers.
Delinquent fees were collected
in the amount of $61,208.92. Fines
imposed on drivers convicted of
traffic violations aggregated $45,
424.10. The officers recovered
stolen cars having a value of
The city of Portland reported
48 persons killed and 3098 per
sons injured during the year. Care
lessness on the part of drivers
caused 13,549 of these accidents.
Approximately 1170 accidents
were due to inadequate signals,
while 537 accidents were caused
"During the past year the state
traffic officers have worked under
all sorts of conditions," read the
report. "They have witnessed the
biggest year in history. New prob
lems have been presented in the
form of new laws enacted by the
last legislature. Traffic has been
heavier than ever before. In many
instances traffic officers bave been
Jn duty continuously for 16 or 18
Of the total number of arrests
70 involved intoxicated drivers.
Thirty-six arrests on charges of be
ing intoxicated on the highways
were referred to sheriffs for pros
ecution. Forty-one persons were
arrested for possession and trans
portation of liquor.
Arrests for reckless and care
less driving totalled-323, with 693
arrests for speeding. Violations of
the light laws resulted in 401 ar
rests, while 41 drivers were arrest
ed for having inadequate equip
ment. CONTRACTS LET ON TWO
BRIDGE PROJECTS HERE'
(Continued from page 1.)
ment company, Portland, and thel
. . r.t lj j-'
Oregon Gravel company. The bids
were referred to the street com
Only two local firms bid on
sand, gravel, and concrete gravel.
Salem Sand and Gravel company,
jid $1.30 on sand, $1.05 on gra
vel, and $1.4 5 on concrete gravel,
or No. 1 zone. Oregon Sand and
J ravel company bid was $1.55,
5110, and $1.50.
The bids were referred to the
The bid of Loggers and Contrac
ors machinery company $513.58
n a rubber face track for a trac
or was referred to the street com
nittee, as were bids of the White
uio Painting shop, $9'&.50, and
he Salem Auto Painting company,
;75, for painting the street brush
r. So were bids of Roberts Motor
ar company, and Bonesteele Motor
ompauy on a truck ror use in
Five firms bid greatly varying
mounts on catch basins, man
icles, and lamp holes and the bids
ere referred to the sewer com
nitee. Firms bidding were Craw
ord Daugherty Foundry company.
V. W. Kosebraugh. Western Foun-
iry. Independent Foundry, and Sa
rin Iron Works.
On a paving breaker, Howard
'ooper Corporation offered $198;
. L. Latture Equipment company,
;190; and Gardiner-Denver com
any. $195. The bids were refer-
ed to the street committee.
Petitions for paving Helmont
rom Fifth to Oak; North 14th
rom Lee to Nebraska; Sumner
rom Oak to Leslie; and the nar
owing and paving of Front street
.ere granted, as were petitions for
e-,vers in blocks 3 and 16 of Rose
The city recorder was instruct
d to advertise for bids on a quan-
ity of sidewalk construction on
.notion of Alderman Townsend.
On Alderman Dancy's motion.
he cky recorder was instructed to
idvertise for bid3 on 10 fire hy-
Jrants and four, more or less, gas
tnd smoke masks for the fire de-
Petition for paving University
rom Oak to Leslie; Market from
ommercial to Front, and the Tile
oad from North Capitol to War
ier, were referred to the street
3URNS TRIAL NEARS END
Criminal Contempt Ca-.e to Close
Within a Few Days Time
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.
(AP) The criminal contempt
proceedings against Harry F. Sin-
lair, William J. Burns, W. Sher
man Burns and Henry Mason Day
nearer a conclusion today with
counsel for both the government
and the defense offering their
closing arguments. It is anticipat-
d that the end will.be reached
and the verdict of the -court, an-
Nouneed -"liefore nightfall Ttmor
For government, amstant
District Attorney Neil Burkinshaw
contended today that Sinclair's ad
mitted employment of Burns de
tectives . to shadow the Teapot
Dome conspiracy trial jurors was
for the purpose of "causing those
urors to vote for acquittal or
bang the jury." - f
Martin W. Littleton, Sinclair's
coansel, argued that the court was
without authority to punish the
defendants for contempt, main
taining that no one could be con
victed of this offense unless their
acta occurred in the presence of
the court or in such proximity as
to constitute an obstruction.
When President Coolidge sprain
ed hla wrist shaking hands with
S300 paople on New Tear's day;
he little knew what ordeal the
"andldates for coaaty offices rn
lamniu county mrve to goi
I through dnrlar a eampalg.--Mc'
ADVISES "SHOPPING" FOR MATES
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AND MATCHES AND TEU. HIM J - '-y. '
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Husbands should be hunted in much the same manner as a woman
hunts a bargain, Mrs. Bertram Russell, wife of the English philoso
pher, declares. She is visiting the United States talking and writing
about "The Right to Be Happy."
PORTLAND, Feb. 20. (AP)
Annrnrlmafplv fiftft nerennt; f
Approximately 600 persons, cus
tomers of the wrecked Overbeck
and Cooke brokerage house, were
officially listed as creditors of the
firm in a schedule of bankruptcy
filed by the receiver for the com
pany in the federal court today.
While Portlanders were in the
great majority, it was evident that
many out of town business men
also lost varying sums when the
brokerage house closed its doors
on January 31.
While approximately 600 per
sons are named as creditors it is
felt by Joseph G. Gillingham, re
ceiver for the firm, that many of
these will be changed to the posi
tion of debtors when the books
are finally balanced and all stock
and grain transactions closed on
i basis of values at the time that
he company closed its doors.
In the lists filed today no men
tion was made of the amounts
Ahich the various victims lost in
:he crash. The balancing of the
books is still weeks away and to
day's action, out of the ordinary
in bankruptcy may call a meeting
of tho creditors and elect a per
oiaiunt trustee to succeed Gilling
liam who is acting as receiver for
It is pointed out that there are
hundreds of impending law suits
ar, a result of the crash and no le
al action can be commenced un
til a permanent trustee is elected
by the creditors
MARDI GRAS FETE HELD
Huge I ratio Paswos Thrauh
Main St roots of Southern City
NEW ORLEANS, La.. Feb. 20
(AIM Proteus, god of the sea,
came forth tonight from hi3 leg
endary cave beneath the ocean
ind. sitting atop a gorgeous float,
headed a parade in his honor a
part of the annual Mardi Gras
The pageant was thr same used
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with proren directions inside. AH druggists.
Pbjsidans prescribe Bayer Airin;
use the. same,
IN HUNTING A HUB8S
THAT YOU DO IN
la8t year because the monarch of
the sea was forced to abbreviate
h's journey at that time through
the city because of a heavy rain.
Thousands of persons who failed
to see the spectacle requested that
it be presented again.
Heroes and heroines of history
and legend were borne on highly
decorated floats through the prin
cipal streets of New Orleans. The
main thoroughfares were closed
to street cars and automobiles in
order to accommodate the im
mense throng here for the occa
sion. The biggest pageant of all how
ever, comes tomorrow when Rex.
king of the carnival, will parade
through New Orleans as the fea
ture event of Mardi Gras.
PIONEER PRIEST FETED
Father Joseph M. Cataldo Honored
By People of Idaho
LEWISTON, Ida., Feb. 20.
(AP) The people of this region
today honored Father Joseph M.
Cataldo, who set up the cross in
the bloody northwestern wilder
ness of olden days, and spread)
peace among Idaho Indians.
Plates were laid for 500 here to
night at a banquet of tribute to
the 91 year old prelate who cele
brated today the 75th anniversary
of his entrance into religious life.
All creeds and classes joined in
the commemoration exercises.
Agea Indians of tribes among
whom the aged Roman Catholic
priest labored for years and for
whom he built a mission that bears
his name attended the mass he
celebrated, the school ceremonies
and the banquet.
Boy babies are worth $9,000
and girls $4,600. So says Dr.
Louis I. Dublin, who figures sta
tistics for a life insurance com
pany. He says the preventable
deaths of 120,000 babies each
year in this country mean an an
nual loss of $750,000,000. Some
figures are just figures. Sound in
theory they mean little practical
ly. Ask any father or mother
whether the boy baby is worth
$9,000 and the girl baby $4,600.
What's the answer? There is no
COURT FIXES BOOZE
Recovery of Transportation
Vehicle PossiWe When
Use Not Known
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.
(AP) Owners of automobiles.
whether they are individuals or fi-j
nancing companies, are to be giv-
sion of the supreme court to re
cover their cars when used with
out permission of the owners in
he unlawful transportation of in
The decision was a blow to the
federal prohibition enforcement
practice of attempting to confis
cate such machines under a sec
tion of the internal revenue laws
which do not grant the owners an
opportunity for recovery.
In a case from Seattle, Wash.,
the court held today that when
possession was a part of the il
legal transportation, the govern
ment could only seize the auto
mobile under the prohibition en
forcement act , which gives the
owner a chance to recover the car
upon showing that its illegal use
had not been authorized.
The case was regarded not only
of great importance to owners
whose machines might be unlaw
fully used by friends, In the trans
portation of liquor, but to the fi
nancing companies which retain
title to approximately three-
fourths of the 4,00v000 automo
biles sold annually on deferred
payments, involving financing
operations estimated at two bil
REMUS WANTS FREEDOM
Attempts to Read Letter, Only to
Find Word Changed
LIMA, Ohio, Feb. 20 (AP)
George Remus, Cincinnati wife
slayer, again brought his legal
forces into action today in an
effort to gain his freedom from
the Lima state hospital for the
criminal insane where he was com
mitted after a jury found him not
guilty of murder in connection
with the killing of his wife, Imo-
gene, on the ground of insanity.
Remus who appeared in a gen
ial mood, late in the day volun
teered his services to the court
when an alienist attempted to de
cipher letters which Remus had,
written to his wife a short time
A Vnsntl: tn &s (Sast3: (Snttnec wntilfo
teaonsipn)i?ltattno)im 3i?Gn tt
before he was released from the!
Atlanta penitentiary where he
served a term for violation of the
federal prohibition act.
The doctor was stumbling over
a letter when Remus rose and
said: "If the court please I will
He proceeded with the intro
duction "to the only true and
sweetest girl in the whole" here
he suddenly stopped. "Someone
has written in 'damn'," Remus
shouted. "It should be 'in the
whole dear world'." Then he
launched an attack on the person
who had tampered with the
i Boys' Chorus Event Soon
Endorsed by Hibbard Camp
At its regular meeting last
night. Hal Hibbard Camp. United
Spanish War veterans, endowed
the forthcoming concert of the Sa
lem boy's chorus to be given at
the Capital theater, March 6.
"The Salem Boys chorus have
given our organization two won
derful concerts, in the past two
years." said the resolution. "The
boys have been loyal citizens, in
supporting first the great Roose
velt monument to be built at Port
Orford on the Roosevelt highway.
and then the Spanish-American
camp colors that were paid for b"j
their concert last winter. I
"It is a real pleasure for us to
endorse their present unselfish
work for the orphans of Oregon,
through their support of the
Children's Farm Home at Corval
lis. We pledge them our very
best wishes, and all the support
that we can give them, individual
ly and collectively."
A committee was appointed to
attend the general committee
meeting at the Y, tonight, to plan
the ticket sales campaign.
BLAST WRECKS BIG MINE
Feb. 20. (AP)
when an explosion wrecked the in-
fi- .v umwi, hc
valley camp cow company at New
Kensington, near here tonight.
Members of the United States
bureau of mines crew were here
preparing to take charge at the
A report from officials of the
mine to the bureau of mines saidjwe on the ground that the build
that fire followed the blast andjinJ, for the proposed barbecue
was spreading through the dig-, had been orected not in accord-Slngs-
ance with the buildine permit is
Fire fighting apparatus and men
employed at the mine were fight
ing the blaze from the surface.
They were aided by volunteer
firemen from nearby towns.
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NEW YORK. Feb. 20. (AP)
Forty-eight hours after his sensa
tional defeat by Ray Conger at
Kansas City, Lloyd Hahn of the
Boston A. A. returned to the
boards tonight and Jogged to a
hollow victory in the Baxter mile,
feature of the New York A. C. in
door carnival, for the fourth time
In five years.
Greeted by a chorus of cheers
mingled with some jeers, Hahn
stepped out and speedily drew
away from three rivals. He held
the lead from the crack of the gun
a ad. won by 25 yards from Sid Rob
inson of Mississippi A and M col
lege, who barely beat out Galen
Elliott of the University of North
Carolina in a finishing epurt.
James Kennedy cf the Newark A.
C. was fourth and last.
It was a procession for Hahn,
who was clocked in the unimpres
sive time of 4; 21 4-5.
BUILDING VIOLATES ZONING
The "Fat Boy Barbecue" will
not barbecue unless property own
ers petition for a change of zone
in the district around Fairgrounds
road and Erickson street, the city
council decided last night, after a
prolonged discussion, when the
councilmen adopted a recommen
dation from the planning and zon
ing commission against granting
the permit to Charles Maxwell
Maxwell, himself, appeared be
fore the council and charged Iu
!was a vlctim of race Prejudice and
tkt I tl 2 1
pP'" iry.ug iu r..-
road him out of town," despite the
fact that he had always been a
good citizen, had reared children
and given them proper schooling,
and had been law-abiding.
His entry into the discussior
came when Alderman Townsend
moved to instruct the city attorney
to take leeal aclion aeairiot Max-
sued which was for a two-story
Alderman Patton made a lone
in blocking Townsend's motion
in Blocking To nseud's motion
LLOYD HI e
N NEW YORK RACES
for prosecution, although adoption
of the zoning commission's re
commendation against operation
of the barbecue will stand.
. City Attorney Williams declared
that he had notified the builders
that the structure was a violation
of the zoning ordinance last No
vember, but that the work was
continued and the barbecue bad
been advertised for opening.
Maxwell declared that he had
his life savings Invested In the
project. His only chance now to
open the barbecue will be to get
permission of 61 per cent of the
property owners for a change of
zone from class two residential to
class $, business. Property own-"
ers have already filed a petition
against operation of the barbecue.
CHANNEL SAID APPROVED
Army Engineers Favor 25 Foot
Depth for Lower Columbia
PORTLAND, Feb. 20. AV) -The
Morning Oregonian tomorrow
will print a dispatch from it;
Washington, D. C, correspondent,
"Indications that the board of
army engineers had acted favor
ably on the proposed 35 foot chan
nel from Portland to the sea
reached the capital today from ap
parently reliable sources."
Official confirmation of such
action, the paper adds, was re
fused by members of the board
and by Major General Edgar Jad
win, chief of engineers.
The dispatch continues:
"Senator McNary who has
pushed Portland's demand for a
deeper channel since its inception
two years ago, expressed optimism
today over the outlook, but said
that he had no information suf
ficlently definite to warrant a pre
diction that the decision of the
board on tl3 35 foot depth would
be favorable when announced by
the chief of engineers."
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