The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, August 15, 1928, Page 7, Image 7

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Latest Hurricane Wreaks
Havoc Along 150 Miles
of State's Coast
Some Sawfish!
JACKSONVILLE. Fla.. Aug. 14.
(AP) After isolating a 150
mile stretch of the northwest Flor
ida coast on its journey up the
Gulf of Mexico last, night, Flori
da's latest-tropical storm veered
inland with hurricane force today
and tonight was blowing across
southern Georgia toward the At
lantic ocean.
- Thomasville, Cairo, Qultmar
"and other extreme southern Geor
gia towns felt the approach of tht-
turbance which the- weatbei
bureau beUeved was" attended by
winds of 60 to 70 mile velocity.
It was believed the center would
pass in the vicinity of Thomasville
late tonight. -
Sudden emergence of the storm
from the Culf of Cedar Keys in
northwest. Florida together with
Its seemingly increased Intensity
bolstered the theory that the cen
ter passed so far out in the Gulf
last night at Tampa and St. Pe
tersburg that those cities felt
merely a lashing from the eastern
Communication Halted
Wire communications Into the
new storm area rapidly were go
ing down before the advance of
the gale but first reports said the
damage apparently would b e
greater than that done by last
week's storm which followed vir
tually the same course. Cairo, oa
the Georgia-Florida border, sent
word that business virtually had
been demoralized by gale and
driving rains. Quitman was dark
ened at noon and a high wind al
ready had done more damage to
crops than did the storm last week.
Barometers fell rapidly through
out the area, warning the resi
dents to prepare for the gale.
Communication in a section of
the Florida coast reaching from
above .Cedar Keys to a poiat west
of Apalaculcdla was paralyzed.
Little fear for that section was
felt, however, since indirect re
ports from some of the coast
towns said that small damage was
At Panama city. Port town 23
'miles west of Apalachicola, storm
warnings had been taken down.
Section Deluged
4 Torrential rains accompanied
the advance of the storm, bring
ing flood threat to lowlands in
northern Florida and southern
Georgia where highways were bad
ly washed last week and where re
pairs to lines of communication
have barely been made.
Meanwhile the Lake Okeecho
bee flood conditions held the spot
light in Florida where other sec
tions were recuperating from the
two blows within one week. The
water level in the lake itself was
said to be slowly rising with pros
pect of receiving a fresh deluge
when the new flood crest will bear
down into the great reservoir. Un
official reading of the water gauge
in the lake was 17 feet, within
one foot of danger from overflow
which would inundate a stretch
of country from Okeechobee city
around the western shores of the
lake to the vicinity of Labell.
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14. (AP). The power and place
of the press in local, national and
international affairs were discuss
ed tonight by two editors before
the Institute of public affairs of
the University of Virginia. Boyd half century.
Gurley. editor of the Indianapolis
Times. spokeoa "Newspcper rer
an Political Corruption," while
Willis J. Abbot,' editor of the
Christian Science Monitor, dis
cussed the importance of interna
tional affairs in the American
The modern newspaper has sig
nally failed, declared Mr. Gurley,
as a deterrent of political corrup
tion although in the last eight
years more instances of political
ills . have been brought to.light by
newspapers than in the previous
The reason, he declared, for the
lessened Influence of newspapers
is that "the commercial emphasis
in newspaper-making has destroy,
ed the seal of other days for pub
lic service.-
"It seema to many," said Dr.
Abbot, "that there is open a great
opportunity for some idealist will
ing to lose money in the cause of
international peace to establish a
newspaper at the capital of the
United States and seek a world
wide constituency. He would
make no mistake.
Armstrong, Salt Lake banker, was advisory committee. Members t
nmi ranrr nf tn rrinmi . the advisory committee will b
headquarters established here to
day. The appointments were an
nounced this afternoon, by Fred
W. Johnson, Rock Springs. Wyo.,
chairman for. the region which em
braces Utah. Idaho. Aritona, Coi-
i'orado, Montana, Nevada, New
Mexico and-Wyomlng.
(AP) L. E. Dillingham.', j r. louuauu auu upua ui. mu-
Mackay, Idaho, chairman of thel"' "er 1 T .7 ' ,
democratic state committee of organisation will be patterned af
Idaho was appointed associate re- jr national campaign organ
glonal chairman for the democra-fixation, with a publicity depart
tic national campaign, and W. W. ment, a speakers' bureau, and an !
committee men and women, stai
chairmen and riee-chairwome.!
and chairman of the congression
al committees of the eight state
in the district, he said, adding
that the list later may be enlarged
to Include United States senators
and other party leaders of the re
Culture is sadly on the wane in
America, according to a french
critic. Maybe he bad in mind the
fact that a prise fight doesn't seem
to draw $1,000,000 any more.
After a three-hour battle. Ed
Stedman, of Beaumont, Texas, and
bis fishing party tiaeJed In Uis
3100-poand sawfish from the
Golf of Mexico. It, is 16 hi feet
long, the second largest ever
caught In Texas waters.
Former Federal
Agent In Arrest
SUPERIOR. Wis.. Aug. 14.
(AP) Edward B. Nelson, former
federal prohibition agent at Chi
cago, was sentenced to one year
and one day in the federal peni
tentiary at Fort Leavenworth,
Kans., on a charge of im
personating a prohibition officer
and obtaining money under false
14. (AP). The Mexican situa
tion was discussed today at two
conferences of the Institute of
Politics. One was a round table
presided over by Prof. H. T. Col
lings of the University of Pennsyl
vania, and the other a general
conference under Prof. C. W.
Hackett of the University of Tex
as. Guy Stevens of New York, di
rector of the association of pro
ducers of petroleum in Mexico, in
timated that the oil companies
were not satisfied with conditions
there. The general debate brought
out that virtually all of the re.
cent trouble with Mexico arose
from the subsoil clause of the
Mexican oil regulations and that
a conuici oi legal systems ana
practices added to the complexi
Prof. Collins expressed sym
pathy with the Mexicans in their
struggle to progress.
"Mexico." he said, ' "should
break up her large Tandholdings
and give small farms to the peons,;
but first ehe myst educate her
people to the idea of small farm
holdings.- Then she must extend
suffrage, because today the party
In power can turn an election la
its favor. '
"President Calles Is not anti
Catholic; all he wants is thst the
church have no part In his gov
ernment; he does not want to
rtri it out of the country.
Tho Mexican contention tt
sub-soil riches belong to the state
Prof. Collings said, is a u-v.
from the old Spanish law that all
such wealth belongs to the crown.
Oregon assessors and other tax
officials who ordinarily do not
have, the privilege of attending na.
tional -conventions will have the
opportunity for. the first time
when the conference of the Na
tional Tax association meets in Se
attle. August 27 to 31.
Because of certain tax questions
and Investigations in Oreeon at
the present time, there will be a
large attendance from this state,
according to Earl Fisherstate tax
commissioner. Severalcounty as
sessors will be in attendance and
most of the members of the spe
cial tax committee headed by
John H. Carkln of Medford.
The fact that a state income tax
is to be voted on by Oregon vo
ters in November is expected to
stimulate attendance from this
state. The investigation now be
ing made by the special state com
mittee appointed under a resolu
tion of the 1927 legislature makes
the Seattle conference of special
importance to Oregon and mem
bers of the committee expect to
glean some ideas for use in their
Dr. Falrchlld of Yale university,
who with a force of experts is now
investigating timber land taxation
in Oregon, is on the Seattle pro
gram and the timber owners will
hare representatives in the Ore
gon contingent at the convention
Several Oregon men will be on
the program; Earl L. Fisher, state
tax commissioner, will be one of
the speakers. James H. Gilbert,
of the University of Oregon, will
talk on "The Situation Under the
General Property Tax System
Oregon men will also participate
in a round table discussion of
state tax researcn commissions.
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, JERUSALEM. Aug. 14. (AP)
- The Syrian assembly, which re-1
fused to modify the proposed new
constitution for that country so
that the document would conform
to France's idea of compatibility
with the mandate over Syria, has
been dissolved. The assembly is to I
stand adjourned for three months
and meanwhile the French com-1
missioner, M. Ponsot, will .try to 1
arrange a compromise.
The high commissioner had ask-
ed the assembly to change the pro-l
vision of the proposed constitution
concerning Syria's part in deter
mining frontiers and also a pro-l
vision which would have given to
the president of the national army
the right to proclaim martial law.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.. Aug. 14
(AP). The farm relief pro
gram, of Herbert Hoover, republi
can presidential candidate, outlined-
In his acceptance address ' at
Palo Alto is "thoroughly sound
economically, of broad vision and
one to which the farmers ran and
should heartily subscribe. G. H.
Hecke, director of agriculture, de
clared here today. "On. - not
read Hoover's statemen'
said, "without having t ;
-.that . he is admirably
sincerely Interested
sympathetic and that his intentio
is to bring about, througur ciou
rather than promises, sound and
constructive relief of agriculture."
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SPOKANE. Aug. 13. (AP). -
Several old forest fires and som
new ones la eastern "Washington
and northern Idaho flared afresh
tonight, and additional crews went
out today to fight buses covering
some thousands of acres.
In the John Nagan mountain
district. 80 miles east'of Orofino,
Idaho, a 2009 acre fire raged.
Several small burns near the crest
of the mountain were believed to
have Joined when wind fanned the
flames. c On Middle creek in the
ClearwaterNational Forest, a six .
hundred acre lire Durnea. a iorcv
of 200 men was fighting these
confla-crations tonight: and 30
more men. with three truck loads
of food, were exnected there to
morrow from Spokane. .
- Spokane forestry headquarters
lso sent 23 men to combat a fire
the Salmon river forest of Ida.
ho and 28 men to Plains, Mont.
o the. Cabinet national forest,
where flames were licking In.' a
growth of young timber. The Mis
soula offices sent crews to two
small fires In the Bitter ftoot and
Lolo national forests of Montana.
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