The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 19, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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DM you read MPetra Ad
ventures" to the kiddles ye-
terday? It is one of the
Statecmaa's : new and de
Ughtful .features. -
i Rains changing to snow
today; Strong northwest
winds. Max. temperature
Friday 47; Mln. 86; Rain"
J661. Rlrer 0.4: Wind 8. W.
Fewer Bills Expected Than
ib, At Previous Legislative
Autos- Taxes and Banking to
Get Bulk of Attention,
Report Says
Legislative machinery' of the
state. Insofar as Salem and the
statehouse are concerned, was
manned Friday by a meagre dozen
of the army of solons and lobby,
lsts who opened the biennial law.
making session here Monday
morning. Other members of both
houses left for their homes Thurs
day following adjournment, plan
ning to return Monday. In the
meantime informal sessions will
be held in Portland.
While most of the legislators
who remained in Salem passed the
day at the theatres, holding con
ferences or swapping yarns, others
visited some of the state; institu
tions, senator strayer, member or
the joint ways and means commit
tee, spent more than three hours
at the penitentiary. He inspected
Including the several buildings
housing the flax industry.
Fewer Bills Expected
At xius session
Reports Friday indicated that
there will be fewer bills introduced
in the house at this legislative
sesGion than in previous years.
Several senators said they had no
bills of their own to introduce,
and had received only a few re
quests from their constituents. It
is the consensus here that the out
standing legislation would center
on motor vehicle fees, taxes, bank,
ing and insurance. A number of
motor vehicle license bills already
have been prepared and referred
to the roads and highways com
mittees. Others are in the making
and will be placed in the hopper
when the legislature reconvenes
There was considerable specula
tion Indulged in Friday regarding
Senator Dunne's bill Increasing
(Turn to page 10, please.)
The matter of the county health
officer allotlng some of his time
to the care of the county's indi
gent sick was threshed out to the
satisfaction of the county court,
the city and the schools at a meetr
Ing of the county health unit com
mittee held Friday night "at the
Marlon hotel.
Under the new plan. Dr. Ver
non A. Douglas, county health of
ficer, will look after as many of
the county's sick as possible In the
course of his routine rounds
throughout the county. The matter
will be handled In cooperation
with the county court.
This move comes partly as a
result of the court's expression
several- weeks ago that the Mar
ion county child health demon
stration should relieve the coun
ty of a part of Its indigent sick
expense if the county was to help
support the demonstration to the
extent the demonstration j asked.
A general discussion as to how
the county health program should
be carried on when the demon
stration leaves in less than a year
was held. County Judge J. C. Sieg-
mund, representing the county.
Frank E. Neer representing the
Salem schools, Ellis Purvlne rep
resenting the- city of Salem, and
T. m. Hicks, from the Marion
' ' county health association. The
bodies represented are all contrib-
P titing to the county health pro
gram, i -
. In addition to the unit commit
tee members, present ! at last
night's meeting were:; Dr. H. H.
dinger, chairman of 'the Salem
school board; John H. Porter and
Jim Smith, county commissioners,
and Dr. Estella Ford Warner and
Dr. Douglas of the child health
demonstration. i
Northcott ; Views Gruesome
Evidence of Murders Laid j
Before Him in Courtroom
COURT ROOM, Riverside. Cal..
'Jan. 18. (AP) "Meticulous de
tails of scientific 'investigation to
day, thrust through the veil of hor
Xi which a long succession of wit-
nesses for ten days have been
weaving about Gordon : Stewart
Korthcott's alleged "murder farm"
at Winervllle. " !
Seated at the counsel - table in
the capacity of hta own attorney,
Northcott, i who 1s charged with
laying Lewis and Nelson Winslow
and a -Mexican lad never identi
fied, saw produced scores of ar
ticles which the state later expects
f to establish as .human fragments.
8ealed ' in (lass container the
- exhibit,, carefully classified and
5 catalogued, were produced and
Identified by J. Clark Sellers, teeh
nical - Investigation expert of Los
i Angeles. Many of the fragments
NO. 254
Vice President Of High
Council Drops Dead As
j He Finishes
Commissioner i W i lliam
Haines Dies Suddenly at
Meeting; Fight Warm
Jan. 18. (AP) Death and the4
courts abruptly checked today the
high . council of the Salvation
Army at its self-imposed task of
selecting a successor to General
Bramwell Booth. This businesa
now will wait until Tuesday. Jf
not longer.
Commissioner William Haines,
vice-president of the council and
one of the delegation which re.
quested the resignation of the gen.
eral, collapsed and died in the
council chamber at the climax of
a stormy day. He had concluded a
short time before, an impassioned
speech to his colleagues.
General Booth and his follow,
ers successfully blocked ' for the
moment the attempt . of the coun
cil to separate him from leader,
ship and control of the Army
founded by his father. A chancery
court in London granted an in
junction restraining the council
lors from acting on their resolu
tion for removing the general as
unfit. The injunction was tele
phoned to Sunbury court so that
the council might not anticipate
it by quick action. It was reported
to have caused a furore among
the members, although the pre.
cincts of the meeting place were
as strictly guarded as ever.
Commissioner Haines was man
aging director of the Salvation
Army life assurance society and
had been international secretary
Bailey's Effort to Repeal Law
Authorizing State Build
ing Studied
The state senate committee on
public buildings and institutions
will hold a hearing here next week
on the bill introduced by Senator
Bailey of Multnomah, which pro-.
vldes for repeal of th elaw auth
orizing the erection of a state of
fice building at a cost of $600,000.
The money necessary for the
construction operations was to be
borrowed from the industrial ac
cident commission and be repaid
out of rentals received from state
departments occupying space in
the structure.
It was said that a number of
Portland people would appear be
fore the committee in support of
the repeal measure. Senator Rey
nolds of Marion county is chair
man of the committee.
LEWISTON, Idaho, Jan. 18.
(AP) An 11 year old hoy's
Imagination today sent several
hundred men out Into a raging
blizzard -to search through deep
canyons and over mountains jor
an airplane that he said he saw
crash against a mountain. .
Clarence Grimm told his father
this morning. "I saw an airplane
take a nose dive and crash into
the side of a hill." his ratner
notified the sheriff and the sher
iff told others. Within an hour
scores of men were scouring the
mountainous region indicated by
the boy.l This afternoon searcn
era from towns near Lewiston had
set out.
Field glasses and engineers'
transits were brought into play.
Near nightfall an object which
might have been a plane was
sighted.' Searchers who fought
their way to it found It was a pile
of rocks.
It was believed that Clarence
was fired by an Associated Press
dispatch today telling ofthe dis
appearance of a Boise-rasco man
plane. i
were obtained by - screening the
soil of certain portions of the
Northcott chicken ranch. Other ex
hibits included door sills and a
section, of 'concrete foundation,
splotched with stains which in la
ter scientific testimony the state
will attempt to establish as human
blood ; ' - .;,....- " '" " -::'
Northcott, as the collection was
produced by Sellers in' a seeming
ly endless stream from a rough,
rectangular box, ' examined each
exhibit with interest . and made
copious notes. Occasionally he ob
jected to identifications made by
Sellers as based on - hearsay and
was upheld by the court. For the
most part, however, he had little
to say and the. color on his cheek
bones heightened as the pile in
rreceed in front of him.
f iery Speech
for Europe with headquarters in
cessf ul organization of conimun-
London. He was famed for his sue
ity choruses. He was in bis fifties.
W. A. Greene, who made appli
cation to the court in behalf of
General 'Booth, represented the
matter as one of urgency as the
council might proceed to eleva
tion at any moment. He argued
that the deed poll of 1904 execut
ed by tbe late General j William
Booth for the sole purpose of pro
viding for the event of a general
ceasing to perform the duties of
his own sweet will. He also argued
that the council had refused to
hear the general or his council.
. The judge thereupon granted an
injunction until Monday, ordering
service of the writ and' a short
notice of the motion for Monday
Tornado Sweeps Through
Four States; Nine Killed;
, Many Injured
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 18.
(AP) Nine deaths and Injuries
to about 30 persons, mostly chil
dren, was the known toll tonight
of a tornado which swept through
four middle western states today,
accompanied by heavy rain
Blowing' out of the southwest
up the Ohio and Wabash river
valleys, the twister struck first 20
miles south of Cape Girardeau,
Mo.T where two children were
killed. At Maunie, Ills., where a
school building collapsed, two
children and a woman were killed
and about 25 school children in
jured. Three persons were "re
ported drowned along the Ohio
river , and as the storm turned
north a woman was killed.
Tonight the storm was reported
centered about Cleveland and the
Lake Erie district, with indica
tions that it would pas:
Lawrence valley.
Manule appeared to be the
heaviest sufferer from the storm.
Half a dozen residences there
were demolished, as well as the
school building. The death of
Glenn Erwin, age 9, was reported
In the school collapse, but .could
not be confirmed.
Two homes were destroyed in
Fort Branch, but while the storm
struck several nearby towns, lit
tle damage was reported.
Telegraph apd telephone 'com
munication with Evansville, were
restored early tonight after being
cut off for several boars.
A violent windstorm, accom
panied by heavy rain that exceed
ed virtually all records for Janu
ary swept over Ohio late today.
The storm struck the northern
portion of the state propelled by
a 50 mile an hour gale and spread
southward. At Cedarhurst, a
suburb of Columbus, it ripped
throughout buildings destroying
several. j
Akron appeared to have suf
fered the greatest damage accord
ing to available reports, with
trees uprooted and shop windows
broken. Considerable damage
also was done in Cleveland, as tor
rents of water, surging through
the streets for want of an outlet,
flooded cellars and basements.
ATLANTA, Jan. 18. (AP)
The argument stage was reached
today in the murder trial of
George- R. Harsh, wealthy col
legian, on the charge of killing a
drug store manager in a holdup
robbery attempt. i ,
Assistant Solicitor E. A. Steph
ens tor the state after an hour and
a half had been, alloted for each
side by agreement. He contend
ed that the former r student of
Oglethorpe university here be
haved as would any criminal on
the night of October 16. 1928,
when he shot to death Willard
Smith, the store manager who re
sisted the holdup. i
The defense, through medi
cal experts, friends, rela a , aid
others, attempted to sh .. thut
the scion of a Milwaukee family
was a "constitutional psycho
path," , incapable of judging be
tween right and wrong, who could
not resist a. "criminal Impulse."
marshal Foch's
Condition Said
Slightly Better
PARIS, Jan. 18. (AP) "The
front has been stabilised" was the
'description by a military man of
the condition tonight of Marshal
Ferdinand Foch after doctors had
given out guarded and . qualified
comment. The physicians had
said that the-case was "in a sta
tionary state and. showing a. slight
improvement after a good day."
Dr. Maurice Heltx-Boyer, one
of the medical staf explained the
ftttnallon .- aavinc: - -
-XT have always - said ' that
Marshal Foch's : heart h crlsi was
MmnitMd b-v . kidney; trouble.
Outside of f that no symptoms
have developed that might further
aggravate the ease. -j .
Favor Sways Us; No Fear
Salem, Oregon, Saturday
Strong Agitation is Already
Under Way to Purge
Democratic Group
Representative Box of Texas
Talks Very Candidly to
For ten minutes the house list
ened in silence today while Rep
resentative Box of Texas, the
democratic whip, expressed his
views on the recent campaign and
declared that, if he could, be
would rid that party's ranks of
what he said were "subverting in
fluences and republican control.'
The Texan, who addressed a let
ter to Governor Roosevelt of New
York declaring the party should
be freed from the influences
which led to the nomination of
Alfred E. Smith, prefaced his re
marks with a request that he be
permitted to proceed with his talk
without interruption.
He so timed his utterances that
the speaker's gavel banged almost
simultaneously with the expira
tion of 10 minutes alloted to him
and as a result there were no
questions. When he finished a
nnmber of members, including
several republicans, applauded.
Raskob's Choice As .
Chairman Resented
Box started out by reading an
article from the Minneapolis
Journal which said that John J.
Raskob, the -chairman of the
democratic national committee,
had been a republican before the
campaign and had continued to
be one while he directed the for
tunes of the democratic party.
He said that some dissatlsfac-
on had been expressed "in cer
tain political circles" over his
oosevelt letter, adding that this
ust be "because I candidly stat-
d the situation as I see it and
future developments as I forsee
them, of because I let the public
know what I was saying about
public affairs of vital public im
portance." Al's Politics Held
Small Town Stulf
"In many instances,", he con
tinued, "the majority republican
or democratic organizations dom
inating tbe politics of certain re
gions has controlled the local
party machinery of the opposing
party, feeding minority leaders
from the back doors of the dom
inant bosses, holding the local
minority organizations in vassal
age and making It subservient to
the usually unworthy purposes of
the master machine.
"Early in the recent campaign
democratis heard with dismay that
their national party organization
had been placed In charge of a
master of finance of the republi
can party faith, who, without be
coming a democrat, took charge
of using it to repeal or emasculate
(Turn to page 10, please.)
(By the Associated Press)
The senate- considered the
nomination of Secretary West.
The house passed the $541,
000,000 independent offices ap
propriation bilC
President-elect Hoover
held conferences on the polit
ical situation in New York.
The federal trade commis
sion continued its inquiry into
public power utilities.
Representative Box of Texas,
the democrat whip, discussed in
the house the recent political
The house Ways and Means
committee heard : representa
tives of the wood' industry on
tariff revision.
Debate on the $25,000,000
prohibition enforcement in
crease was continued in the sen
ate while the: cruiser construc
tion bill temporarily was laid
-aside, ' 0 V'.
Police Search
For Ghosts But
Don't Find 'Em
; PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 18.
(AP) Ghosts which boldly ham
mer in daytime instead of softly
tapping at Bight were sought by
police today. :
Neighbors sin the vicinity of
Portland's famous haunted -"castle,"
situated on a high bluff at
the head of Broadway, complained
to police that much hammering
could be heard Inside the great
dilapidated, red "brick house. '
- Another nearby house gave off
creepy sounds' ' one " housewife
Said...;..'- Xrf.- '-vvV j.v
But " brave blnecoats flaunted
the fear of "spooks" and marched
from cellar to garrett and noth
ing was louna.
Shall Awe" rgllt
Morning, January 19,1929
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Early in February the .international committer of 'experts, appointed by tlte reparations t-oniia le
sion, to perfect a plan for the final
ernments are represented and the
mittee deliberation. It is believed
resent the United States. Members of the conference are ( 1 ) Conunendatore Pirelli, of Italy; (2)
Emlle Francqui, of Belgium; (8) Owen D. Young; (4) Dr. Hzalman Schacht, who will speak for Ger
many; (5) Kengo Mori, of Japan; (6) Sir Joshua Stamp, of Great Britain; (7) Emile Moreau, of
Ormandy Announces Coordin
ation of S. P., Oregon and
Coast Auto Lines
Ownership and management of
Oregon Stages, Inc., and the Coast
Auto Lines, has passed to the
Southern Pacific Motor Transport
Co., a subsidiary of the Southern
Pacific company, according to an
nouncement by J. A. Ormandy,
assistant passenger traffic man
ager of the S. P. Mr, Ormandy re
turned Friday from San Francis
co' after conferring with officials
of the transport company regard
ing plans for the operation of the
new stage lines.
The properties of the Oregon
Stages and the Coast Auto Lines
will be operated independently ex.
cept as coordination of the newly
acquired lines with the operation
of the S. P. stages may be effect
ed to improve service, said Or
mandy. They will continue to op
erate in their respective fields and
from present terminals. The per
sonnel of the companies will not
be changed.
"Tickets of the acquired com
panies "Tf ill soon be made Inter
changeable with those of the Sou
thern Pacific Motor Transport
company," said Ormandy. "The
combined equipment consists of
145 stages. The purchase marks
expansion of stage service by the
Southern Pacific company and
further coordination of railway
and highway transportation."
The Oregon Stages, Inc., oper
ate between Portland and Ashland.
The Coast Auto Lines operate in
the Coos Bay section. The com.
pany plans retirement of obsolete
equipment' and its replacement
with modern equipped stages.
Some of the stages are now under
construction and will be placed in
service early in February.
LA GRANDE, Ore., Jan. 18.
(AP) Harvld E. Buckner, the
Varney air mail pilot, who suf
fered broken legs late yesterday
when his plane crashed near Cove,
Ore., was conscious tonight and
resting in a trapper's isolated cab
in awaiting aid from the outside
: Buckner's plane dived Into a
tree about two miles from a cabin
occupied by two trappers who
started a search when they heard
the noise. The pilot was pinned
in the cockpit and was uncon
scious when found.
Officials were undetermined to
night whether, the accident was
caused by lack of gasoline or the
snowstorm which swept that part
of the country late yesterday.
" i : ,
Liquor Raid is
Made By Police
Who Cause Havoc
PORTLAND.' Ore., Jan. It.
(AP) Fifty polltemen, headed
by Chief of ... Police Jenkins,
smashed their way into ten. al
leged ''bootlegging' clubs" to
night, confiscating little liquor
but leaving three of. the places In
uch, a demolished condition that
re; . option of business .will,' be
tnpossible ,.-
Armed with Wrecking i-bars,
sledge ' hammers and battering
rams the squad bore down oathe
alleged "Joints," arresting a score
of men on vagrancy charges. .
Meet To Settle
solution of the reparations problem, will meet in Paris. Five gov
United States h:fc been asked to
Owen D. Young, co-author of the
Republicans In
New York Will
Have New Boss
Similar Action is Expected
Among G. 0. P. Com
mittees Elsewhere
A new deal in republican leader
ship in New York state was de
creed today' by President-elect
Hoover who is expected to take
similar action respecting some oth
er states so as to place control of
party affairs into the hands of his
friends and supporters.
Under the New York plan,
worked out at a breakfaet con
ference at the Hoover home, H.
Edmond MacHold, state chair
man; Charles D. Hilles, national
committeeman, and William H.
Hill, who holds no official position
in the party, were constituted a
committee to make recommenda
tions on patronage and to take
steps looking to the strengthening
of the New York organization.
Chairman MacHold said after
the conference, which also was at
tended by Hill and Ogden Mills,
undersecretary of the treasury,
that he would act as'liason offic
er between the commtitee and Mr.
Hoover, reporting after there had
been an agreement by the commit,
tee of three on recommendations
for candidates for federal offices
in the state.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 18.
(AP) A workman was blown
from a bridge and drowned in the
Ohio river, several persons were
injured and a number of houses
were blown down during a heavy
windstorm here late today.
f- Windstorms swept the state.
disrupted communication and
caused heavy damage in Louis
ville. .
, A worker, ' WjUliam Thrasher,
43,i was blown from the bridge
here and drowned.
Several persons ,were taken to
hospitals for treatment for injur
ies suffered when seven houses
collapsed during the heighth of
the storm in the eastern part of
the city.
Heavy . damage was believed
caused In western countries of the
Fireman Killed
When Train Goes
Down Into Ditch
TORONTO, Jan. 18. (AP)
Information received by long-distance
: telephone tonight said the
fireman of a Toronto. Hamilton
and ' Buffalo express train i was
killed, the engineer probably fa
tally injured and 10 or ,11 passen
gers less seriously Injured when
the train was derailed and plunged
down an embankment near Stony
Creek tonight.
Veterans Hold
. :: Big Initiation
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Marion Post No. 8 11,'. Veterans
of. Foreign Wars, held a big Ini
tiation meeting at McCornack hall
Friday hight, with the P, E. P.
degree team of Portland, northr
west champions, -in -charge of the
ceremonial.' V-- -
take an unofficial part in the com-
Dawes plan, will consent to rep
Hail and Snow Seen in Port
land; Other Sections Ser
iously Affected
PORTLAND. Ore., Jan. IS.
(AP) Old man winter, arrayed
in his whitest raiment, came roar
ing into the Pacific northwest to
night straight from an Alaskan
habitat, took a lasting wallop at
thermometers and sent household
ers scurrying to basements to
frantically stoke furnaces.
In his southward sweep he
lashed Washington first with a
whip of icicles that sent Seattle,
Taeoma and other cities shivering
toward warmer places. Spokane
and Walla Walla reported tern
perature way below freezing.
Prior to the actual blizzard. Its
advent was heralded in Portland
by a heavy hail storm this after
noon. Temperatures began drop
ping and shortly after 6 o'clock
the first snow flakes trickled over
the city. Within two hours be
tween two and three inches of
snow had fallen.
Other Oregon points reported
violent snowstorms with the up
per Deschutes country reporting
18 inches.
Astoria, Ore., reported a sleet
storm later turning to snow, St.
Helens experienced the first snow
storm of the year while near Pen
dleton and La Grande more than
12 inches had fallen.
Bulletins issued by the Oregon
State Motor association warned
motorists concerning highways.
Icy conditions probably will pre
vail throughout the state, they
Six plows and fottr broom cars
were placed in action late tonight
as the storm became more in
Icy rails and blinding snow hin
dered trolley service to such an
extent that cars to outlying dis
tricts were discontinued.
Between three and four inches
of snow had fallen at 10 o'clock
Frank Robert Wilhelm Althoff
Wlntgen and Ed Raymond of Se
attle were arrested Friday night
by salem police on a charge of
stealing gasoline. They were
caught, police claim, in the,, act
of taking the gasoline from an" au
tomobile parked back of Bnslck's
store. .The officers were unable
to learn whose machine was being
drained. Wintgen had literature
relating to. Russian communism in
his possession.
Holt, Veteran Cooperative
Manager, is Head of State
J. C. Holt, veteran manager of
the Eugene Fruit Growers associa
tion, was elected president of the
Oregon Cooperative council at; the
final session of the annual meet
ing of that body at the Chamber
of Commerce rooms Friday after
noon. -' M. J. Newhouse, manager
of the North Pacific Cooperative
Prune Exchange, and G. B. Marsh,
president of . the : Hood. River Ap
ple Growers, were made first: and
second vlcepresidents, . while G.
O. Gatlin, marketing specialist of
Oregon State college.-was reelect
ed secretary; " J . --
A series of - resolutions indors
ing certain legislation or other or
ganized action were passed by the
counclL One of these gave j for
mal indorsement to the proposed
changes in the Oregon cooperative
law discussed- the' day previously'
Five Separate Charges Vot
ed Against Henry S. John
ston by Solons
Stormy Career of Oklahoma
Chief Executive Reaches
New Climax
19- (AP) After voting out five
Impeachment charges against Gov
ernor Henry S. Johnston in ses
sions that started yesterday after
noon and continued thronrh th
night, the Oklahoma house of rep
resentatives adjourned at 1:10
o'clock this morning- until 1:3"
p. m. Monday.
The Oklahoma house of represen
tatives late today adopted the first
of ten impeachment charges re
turned against Governor Henry S.
Johnston by Its committee on In
vestigation. 1 1 1
Johnston is the third Oklahoma
executive In the last eight years
to face imDeachment. In 1921 Gov-
I T n ti- . i-
"our-j, n. a. noDeneon was me
object of an impeachment move
ment, but the charges were dis
missed when a tie vote resulted
in the house. Governor J. C. Wal-
ton was impeached and ousted
from office in 1923.
Previous Charges
Dismissed In Senate
Purported Impeachment charg
es were voted by house members
against Governor Johnston in De
cember, 1927, but were dismissed
by state senators who accepted the
supreme court's ruling that the
self-convened session of the leg
islature was illegal.
One of the charges returned to
day grew out of the governor's
use of national guard troops to
disperse the legislators when they
attempted to meet in the state
house in 1927. It alleged unwar
ranted authorization of Interfer
ence by the militia "with the or
derly conduct under claim of right
of-members of the legislature to
assemble peacably." The remain
der of the articles were based on"
new evidence gathered by the com
mittee this week. -Investigation
Pardon Held Lacking '
The first charge was based a,
the pardoning of Dewey , Cross
thwaite, convicted murderer ad
fugitive from Justice, last Decem
ber 28. It was testified by various
employes of the Governor's office
and the pardon and parole clerk's
office, that no investigation of
(Turn to page 10, please.)
MEXICO CITY. Jan. 18. (AP).
Special dispatches from Such
iate on the Guatemalan border re
port that General Ubico has re
volted and captured the towns of
Retalhuleuji and Mazatenango.
Communications with Guatemala
City are reported cut off and all
border traffic stopped.
General Nbico is a member of
a wealthy Guatemalan family and '
has been prominent in the army .
for many years. Of the three
generals who overthrew the Carlos -Herrera
government six years ago
Orellana became president, Ubico
his minister of war, while Gen
eral Larrbe is minister of war to
the present government. 1
Both Retain uleu and Mazaten
ango are in the extreme north
west of Guatemala.
General Jorge Ubico was min
ister of war in the cabinet of
President Orellana in 1922 and.
later in that year was elected first
vice president by the national as
sembly. In 1928 he was the pro
gressive candidate for president.
Last September President Las
aro Chacon suspended constitu
tional , guarantees for a period of
6 months, an action tantamount to
establishment of martial law, be
cause of alleged seditious activ
ities on the part of the opposition.
; Convention Closi
and directed that every effort be
made to obtain its enactment at
the, present session.
Huge Reserve Fund k : '
Asked For Credit Banks
Change in the present egg mar '
ketlng la wwas also advocated on ..
the ground that . present quaHty
grade requirements are impossible
to be legally defined and work -to
the disadvantage of the pro
ducer. Present aise - standaxda ; '
would be, retained. " " .-'
- Tbe movement' to have tbe d!
rectorates of the federal inten-se-dlate
credit banks divorced frost
that of the federal land hanks was
backed '.and; congress was asked-.
to make available a reserve fund
of 800 million dollars for the .
of the credit banks In making-
crop loans in" times when the mon
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