The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 22, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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Ur of Chaldee$ Scene of Ex
cavations Giving Amaz- . -
1 Ing Goid'fTrinkets
r 5000-Year-Old C emetery
r Being Examined by Mod
ern U. S. Scientists
(AP) A mammoth death-pit "In
which . the bodies of 4 5 victims.
sacrificed in accordance with an
cient Sutnerlan burial rites, were
found amid an amazing wealth of
gold, silver and semi-precioua
stones, has been discovered in Ur
of the Chaldees, home of Abra
ham, by the Joint archaeological
expedition of the University of
Pennsylvania museum and the
British museum, it was announced
The death-pit Is larger than any
found heretofore in the 5,000
year-old cemetery at Ur, and al
though It has been only partly
cleared It already has yielded 34
gold head-dresses, inlaid -pen
dants, wreaths and hair-ribbons,
many silver ' "combs" and other
ornaments,, according to a report
from C. Leonard woolley, director
the . expedition. , '
TIi roe- Remarkable
Harps Are Unearthed
Three ham of nnnsnal design.
and ft. nair of statues of rams
ahich are made of gold, silver.
white shell and lapis laxula also
were found. These statues were
described as "two of the most re
markable objects of antiquity that
Sumerla has yet produced."
In reporting the discovery of
thei death-pit, Mr. Woolley saia
that the pit should be the intro
duction, to an actual tomb ana
that the workers now were dig
ging down from the modern sur
face in the hope of finding a tomb
beneath It.
"The rim of a very large cop
per ressel was the first thing to
be ;found," said the report. "An
other Vessel . appeared next to it,
and then came the black stain of
decayed' wood. Very careful
clearing here laid bare the" per
fect impression of the wheels of a
wagon although the wagon-itself
had long since disappeared.
Skeletons of Two .
Donkeys Dlscorered
"In front of the impression lay
the skeletons of two asses and a
groom, and among the bones could
be seen the line of silver and la
pis laxula beads which had deco
rated the reins. It was Just such
a wagon 'as ire found In the grave
of a king of Ur last season.
"After penetrating further we
found the skeletons of other ani
mals, including sheep, a" collection
of copper vases and weapons, and
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska. Jan. 21.
(AP) What is believed to
have been tthe longest and most
severe earthquake in the . history
of this temblor-ridden section kept
residents of Fairbanks in suspense
for nearly four hours today.
The disturbance started at 12:
30 this morning, -many clocks be
ing stopped by the first shock
which lasted over a minute and
continued until 4:20 o'clock when
the last heavy convulsion died out
accompanied by heavy earth rum
blings. Fourteen distinct x earth
shocks were counted during the
four hour period. '
The sounds In. the earth added
to the alarm and many persons
hurried to the streets from their
homes and hotels. Nearly all per
sons in the city were forced from
&?iheir beds by the quakee, which
in many .instances rolled beds
J bout n their castors, ? v ' -The
shocks" seemed to travel
Buuinwesi wua iuc gruuuu auw
in a slight wave. Damage was
confined to some ' broken stocks
on store shelves and a few win
dows. ' - "
Reports from the Alaska College
at Nenana said all the residents
there rushed out into -the streets
during the quakee. Curry and An
chorage farther down the Nenana
river toward the coast i felt the
disturbance to a lesser degree.
Irate Dairy Farmers Raid
Milk Trains
WAUKEGAN, 111.. Jan. 21.,
(AP) Militant-, dairy farmers;
I waylaid two Boo line trams at
Njteriw-Villa station, IS miles west
r of here tonight and dumped the
-contents of two tanks of milk on
to the track. - "- : . -
vSlxty cans of milk were taken
' from a late afternoon train bound
for Chicagoand at tii 5 p. m., the
strikers boarded : a second milk
(rain, emptied two tank' ears and
tossed out all the milk they found
la threo refrigerator ears, i
Wanton waste of milk, with the
attendant possibility of a ahort-
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Bert C Brown, chief of the
United : 8tatea secret aerrice bu
bureau, of Detroit, has .been
assigned to guard President-elect
Herbert Hoover during h!s stay
in Florida, preceding the inaug
Leirislators Entertained At
First 1929 Gathering
of War Vets
The opening 1929 meeting of
Capital Post No.: 9, American Le
sion, held Monday niaht at the ar
mory drew several hundred visit
ors and members for the regular
meeting and smoker which fol
lowed. Members of the legislature
were guests.' :
Dr. Paul I. Carter, manager of
U. S. Veterans' hospital at Port
land was a guest, giving a short
talk on the work of the hospital.
Dr. Carter said the hospital is now
taking care of 25 ex-service men
and told the Legion members that
the hospital was always ready, to
take care of emergency cases or
cases directly traceable to the ser
vice. Less urgent cases are cared
for as hospital facilities warrant-
The doctor asserted that veteransJia agningt,,,, during the last two
and ex-service men in need of hos
pitallcation should first get in con
tact with the officers of their lo
cal post when seeking hospitalis
ation. H. G. Maison, commander of
Capitol Post for 1928, was pre
sented with the past commanders
charm. Representative Lynn Mc-
Cready, Wilbur Henderson and
Neil Malarkey, and Senator Ed
Bailey. Tisitlng legislators, were
introduced and presented with spe
cial door prizes.
Three three-sound fights fea
tured the smoksr program, with
two of these resulting in draws.
Guy Hickman took the only de
cision, that from Ed McCormich.
Battling weison ana rougnie
Coon fought to a draw. Carl Trick
and Babe Hlrons furnished the
other scrape.
Commander McKay announced
that the total membership of the
local post now stood at 764, with
a total oi 1,6 ow expeciea Dy me
end of the year.
Four Lads Drown
When Ice Breaks
SEATTLE. Jan. 21. (AP)
Thin ice had claimed four lives in
Seattle lakes tonight when three
boys, who had ventured too far
out from shore on the thin cover-
in of Green lake, broke through
and plungea to tneir aeatns. earl
ier today Winston Churchill, 20,
messenger boy, was drowned
when his motorcycle, on which
he was attempting to ride across
Mud lake, broke through and
hurled him into 20 feet of water.
Marshal Foch
: Greatly Improved
PARIS. Jan. 21. (AP) Doc
tors who hare been attending Mar
shal Ferdinand Foch, in a state
ment given to newspaper corres
pondents tonight said their dis
tinguished patient was practically
out of immediate danger, from the
heart attack and kidney trouble
which laid him low a week ago
today. !
and Destroy
Strike Goes On
age of the precious fluid, brought
residents of Chicago together to
day in an effort to end the strike
of Ilinols, Wisconsin and Indiana
dairymen.. : .:- j-k --n-,
After discovery; or kerosene in
some of the milk shipped into the
city. Inspectors were assigned,, by
health commissioner Arnold ,
Kegal to guard -against . further
pollution.' -. : ur Z --
Highway patrolmen were - as
signed to' guard receiving plants
of the larger producers to. prevent
further violence -. to farmers at
tempting to deliver milk'. enrthe
Lake county circuit court at Wau
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Zones Correspond to Those
f Previously. Outlined in
Commission's Map
Series of Amendments
Code Proper Introduced
A at Council Meet
Progress toward .: putting Sa
lem's new bdildihg code in effect
was'. made : at Monday night's
meeting , of the city-council when
a fire sone ordinance which Is a
companion measure to the four
previously - enacted, was - passed
undeV an emergency clause, and
amendments to the main ordin
ance comprising the building code
itself were introduced.
The fire sone ordinance cre
ates three rones, boundaries of
which correspond to those of the
zoning commission sones. Separ
ate requirements as to fire pro
tection and fire resistant con
struction are made 0n each of
these zones. Fire sone No. 1 cor
responds to use zones 2 and 4 ;
fire sone 'No. 2 to use sones 2
and 3 special, and fire zone 3 to
use zones 1 and 2 special. Ex
ception is made in isolated por
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President-Elect Berlins Brief
Vacation Period; Fishing
is Planned
HOOVER SPECIAL en route to
Miami. Fla., Jan. 21. (AP)
President-elect Hoover traveled
southward today through Virgin
ia and North Carolina, bound for
a morfth's rest in Miami his last
chance for a vacation before he
enters the White House on March
4 th.
He intends to make the most of
it too. After his close confinement
weeks 1 and the conferences with
hundreds of office seekers and ad
visers, the prospect of quiet, lone
ly days in Florida Keys, fishing
for barracuda, sailfish, and other
aristocrats or more humble inhab
itants of the Gulf Stream, hold the
strongest appeal for Mr. Hoover.
His most precious baggage Is
the deep-tackle which he bought
in California before embarking on
his South American trip, and a
new rod which has been present
ed recently to him. '
The president-elect is expected
to disappear on a fishing trip of
several days duration as soon as
he gets through with the first
round of Tisitors in bis new home.
He may return to Washington
about February 25, and he may
not appear until the day before
his inauguration that is a ques
tion which Mr. Hoover has not yet
definitely decided.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 21.
(AP) John F. Clement, 69, was
sentenced to serve one yeacat Mc
Neil Island today when he pleaded
guilty to transporting a stolen au
tomobile from Kansas City to Al
bany, Ore. Clement is said to have
been a prominent railroad man In
the middlewest at one time. -
As Americans Know Marshal Foch, Leader of Allies
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Glimpses Into the lifo of Perdbaaad Foch, xnarshal of France aad eoinjBader4n-cliief of the Allied armies during the dosina; days
heart attach- at his borne la Paris, France. 1 Foch in America Where great crowds bailed hint as he rode in a car with General John J.
in-chief. S Foch the rportamaa. A recent snapshot of the veteraa soldier and his wife at the Lengchamps race track fa France. ; 8 The
shown astride his steed while commanding during the War with the Germans. 4 As aa orator, the white-haJred, pleasant old war hero
is speaking at he recent dedication of the Nice, France, war memorial. 5 In retirement- Resting from his harrowing task of staving
country during the war, Foch was ending his days la quiet and peace when illness overtook Lias. -
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(ntralization of Control
Eor Assessnieih T0vi
As Starter by Co
Rather than dump the entire
mass of bills, the property tax re
lief commission has recommended
into the hopper at once; the roads
and highways committees of the
senate and house Monday decided
to start the big guns booming on
equalization and a full time tax
With equalization regarded as
the fundamental principle of the
program, the first bill to be con
sidered will be the centralisation
of assessment control. Under cen
tralized control, the true value
and equalization of . property as
sessments :- are expected' to ' be
found.' But to attain this the state
Bruce Dennis of Klamath Falls,
former senator, was a spectator at
the legislative sessions Monday.
Representative George P. Wins
low of Tillamook county reported
for duty in the house Monday af
ter being absent the' first week of
the session on account of illney .
Representative J. P. Tates of Gil
liam, Sherman rd Wh Vler coun
ties was excused Monday on ac
count of illness.
Paul Ager, former University of
Oregon track star, is employed at
the capltol by the property tax re
lief commission.
The Rev. W. C. Kantner, pio
neer Congregational minister of
Salem, led In prayer at the open
ing of the house session Monday
Representative A. V. Swift of
Baker county, enjoys the reputa
tion of being Oregon's most ac
complished geographer. It is said
Governor Issues Statement
Opposing; Plan to Cede
Any of State
While Idaho is reported to be
mapping out Its procedure in the
proposal that Oregon cede 3,000
square miles In return for the con
struction of a highway to open the
Jordan Valley, Governor Patter
son and the state legislature Mon
day were virtually fjpoded with
letters and . telegrams protesting
such- 'action.
In a letter to the legislature and
the Malheur county delegation,
George A. Aiken, Ontario,, Ore.
newspaper publisher, states that
a resolution asking the .appoint
ment of a commission composed
of Oregon and Idaho citizens to
study the proposal and submit Its
findings to congress will be In
troduced In, Oregon.
Governor Patterson, when, in
formed a proposal would be in
troduced here, Issued a statement
opposing any plan of ceding any
part of Oregon to Idaho.
According to Aiken, the people
of Jordan Valley would "Just as
soon be over in Idaho. If the
people of Malheur county do not
object to being switched over to
Idaho. Aiken said he sees no rea
son why people from other sec
tions of Oregon should make a
Facts and
ctn j . rrom the rirst
iJOCI tlVC : man. March u,
tax commission must be, empower
ed to exercise general supervision
over the entire" administration.
Glaring Inequalities could be cor
rected, It Is said, tinder this plan.
Group Asked to Meet ; - ; . '
With Wasaingtonlans .
It was agreed by ' the senate
and house roads committees to In
troduce a resolution calling for
the. appointment of a committee
to meet with a similar committee
from 'the -Washington legislature
to work out uniformity of admin
istration of the motor laws of the
two states.
: The conference, It was agreed,
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Brief Bits of News and Be
lief Gathered Here and
There in Legislative Halls.
that he Is ' able to name every
county In every state In the union,
tell the name of the county seat
and bound each county by the ad.
joining counties.
Representative Denton G. Bur
dick of Redmond was on the Job
In the house Monday with his
right arm In a plaster cast, re
minder of' the automobile accident
in which he was involved Just be
fore the legislature opened last
On the opening day of the ses
sion some of the rmerous Job
hunters at the capitol mistook Gus
Hixson, circulation manager of the
New Oregon Statesman, for Bur
dick, asked him about his injuries
and "struck him" for a job. Gus
was busy explaining that he was
n't the central Oregon member of
the house. He'd have felt flattered
if he had known that Burdlck,
once upon a time, wa4 voted the
handsomest man in the house.
2 to 1 Majority Returned In
Favor of Man Tainted by
Oil Interests
-t-Roy. O. West of Chicago, was
confirmed today as secretary of
the Interior by the senate by an
overwhelming rote after three
days of discussion of his nomina
tion In secret session.
The vote waseported as 54 to
27, but there wer.e many conflict
ing reports on the actual number
of ballots received by West, the
range being between 52 and 55.
The concensus of those emerging
from the smoke filled chamber
when the doors finally were op
ened was that .54 to 27 was, Jhe
result. Only a majority was neces
Republican Independents who
opposed the nominee because of
his prerlous connections with the
Samuel Insull Power utility inter
ests, made a determined last min
ute effort to have the proceed
ings. Including the roll call and
the committee reports, made "pub
lic. But they failed by close vote.
Senators Deneen and Glenn, re
publicans, who conducted the case
for West before the senate, closed
the argument today after Senators
Blaine of Wisconsin, and Nye, of
North Dakota, had made another
state -
Henry S. Johnston Notified
He Will be Supported
Pending Result
Oklahoma . Solons S w e e p
: Aside Support for Head
- - of Government
- OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.. Jan.
21. -(AP) Sweeping aside com
paratively L feeble opposition the
Oklahoma senate late today sus
pended ' from : office Governor
Henry S. Johnston, less than a
half hour after It had received
five articles of impeachment voted
last week by the house of repre
sentatives, j
In the swift moring succession
of events, W. J. H611oway, lieu
tenant governor, notified ) John
ston that he was assuming the
duties of the gubernatorial office
during the period of suspension,
the senate resolved Itself Into
court of Impeachment and organ
ized for the trial of the governor
and' the house Investigating com
mittee, which returned the
charges, resumed its Inquiry Into
the affairs of state departments.
Governor Says ,
He Won't Resist
Asserting that although the sus
pension had not been carried out
in a legal manner, Governor John
ston said he would not resist it.
It was his contention that the sen
ate should not have received the
impeachment charges until after
it had resolved Itself Into a court
and that his suspension by the
senate as such had no force. He
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Presldent-Hlect Hoover left
Washington for Florida.
The senate confirmed Roy O.
West as secretary of the inter
The house ways and means
committee started hearings on
sugar tariff revision.
The supreme court consented
to pass on the validity of pocket
vetoes of legislation by the pres
ident. An agreement was reached
by senate leaders to give prior
ity to the cruiser construction
The senate campaign funds
committee submitted' its report
on presidential primary expen
ditures. Coal operators concluded
their opposition before a senate
committee on the bill to regu
late bituminous coal Industry.
Secretary MeHon told south
ern dry leaders that the $25,
000,000 prohibition enforce,
ment would break down the
government's budget safeguard.
William B. Wilson, defeated
democrat, filed a report with the
senate elections committee al.
leglng fraud In 'the election of
Senator Vare of Pennsylvania.
Mellon Answers
Bishop J. Cannon
Upon Prohi Issue
Secretary of Treasury Gives
Reasons for Not Want
ing Big Increase
(AP) Emphasising that the fed
eral courts are unable to try all
the cases prepared under the na
tional prohibition law. Secretary
Mellon today wrote Bishop James
Cannon. Jr., that It would be un
wise to place 125,00,000 In the
hands of auy executive office to
use with "unlimited discretion."
to enforce the prohibition law.
The secretary's letter was in a
reply to a "telegram from Bishop
Cannon, Bishop Thomas Nichol
son, president of the Anti-Saloon
league, and Eugene L. Crawford,
secretary of the board of temper
ance and social service of the
Methodist Episcopal church south.
They had urged Secretary Mellon
to reconsider his action of declin
ing at the present time an addi
tional appropriation of $25,000,-
000 for dry law enforcement.
System Would Ruin
Budget Is Contention
Secretary Mellon said that In
his opinion it would be unwise to
place so much money at the dis
posal of any executive official be
cause the safeguards which should
surround the expenditure of pub
lic money could not be provided
under such circumstances.' He
added that it would tend to break
down the safeguards of the bud
get system and said it would vio
late a fundamental principle of
The secretary declared he be
lieved that more would .. be lost
than gained if a fundamental
principle was violated for the pur
pose of accomplishing immediate
ly some improvement in the pro
hibition or any other field. He
also said that the Harris amend
ment would make the money
available only for the prohibition
bureau and that the customs and
coast guard services would need
strengthening to accomplish the
purpose desired. He added that
there are now pending 21,000
prohibition cases in federal courts
with no relief in sight.
COURTROOM, Riverside, Cal.,
Jan. 21. (AP) Gordon Stewart
Northcott. accused murderer of
three young boys, today heard ex
perts identify as human the frag'
ments found in an alleged double
grave at his Winevllle chicken
The"-2 2-year-old Canadian who
more than a week ago dismissed
his counsel, and took over the di
rection of his own defense, ap
peared to contemplate the exhib
its of bone, hair, and blood soaked
earth in coldly analytical fashion.
He displayed no emotion as J. W.
Lytle, paleontologist of the Los
Angeles museum and, Dr. M. G.
Varian, professor of anatomy at
the University of Southern Cali
fornia, decrared more than a score
of fragments to be the hand, foot,
ankle and skull bones of "a juve
nile human being."
Northcott sat at the counsel ta
ble scribbling notations and occa
sionally interposing calm voiced
objections as Rex E. Welsh, Los
Angeles city police chemist, testi
fied to finding hair taken from
the alleged grave of 10-year-old
Nelson and 12-year-old Lewis
Wlnslow identical . in color and
texture with hairs found adherinr
to the collar of a coat In the Wins-
low home in Pomona.
of the World war. stricken by a j
Pershing-, American romnwndfr.
war lord of all the Allies. Foch
was greatly in demand. Here h
off defeat said destruction of his
Ways and Means Group Eyes
Child Welfare and Child
Labor Boards
Other State Departments Un
der Tax Preening Gaze
of Legislators
The state child welfare ram m -
sion and the board of Inspectors -of
child labor will be consolldat.
ed if a proposal at a meeting nf-
the Joint ways and means com.
mlttee Monday night Is accepted
It was argued that such a consol
idation would result In a material
saving to the taxpayers.
The possible consolidation of
the state purchasing agency and
the state budget department also
was intimated during he meeting.
Pending some definite decision in
conncetlon with this proposed con
solidation the committee delayed
action on the appropriations for
the state budget commission and
the state board of control.
The committee also decided in
defer action on the appropriation -to
cover the traveling expenses
and salaries of circuit judges un
til such, time as a bill authorizing
the employment of additional
Judges in Multnomah countv Is
disposed of.
Additional Judges
Might Cut Costs
It was the contention of tome -
members of the committee that
the employment fo one or two
additional judges In Multnomah
county would make it possible to
reduce slightly the appropriation
for traveling expenses of the cir
cuit judges.
The committee appointed to in
vestigate the Southern Oregon nor
mal school at Ashland, Old Sol
diers' Home at Roseburg and trial
farm in Douglas county, submit.
ted us report. Monday night. .
The committee said it found
the Ashland normal school In first
class condition and recommended
the full appropriation of $68,634
for the current blennlum. The
committee advised doing away
with a number of cottages at the
Soldiers' Home as rapidly as pos
sible. Appropriations of $760 for
the Improvement of these cottages
were disapproved by the commit
tee. The Soldiers Home has rfe
quested an appropriation aggre
gating $g8,lll.- - fci,
A committee composed of Rep'
resentatlres. Rushlight and Weath.
erspoon and Senator Collier was
appointed to Investigate the con
dition of Oregon's' three model
farms. These farms are at Rosa.
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The week's program for the Ma
rlon county child health demon
stration nursing department, of
which Miss Fern A. Goulding is -
supervisor, includes several public
meetings, as follows:
This afternoon at the hea:j
center here from S to 6 o'clock the
weekly Prenatal and Child Wel
fare class will be held under di
rection of Miss Ruby Brietxka. R.
N. Infants' and mothers clothing
will be considered today. Those
who have attended the class thus
far are finding it of consider able
benefit and other! mothers or ex
pectant mothers are welcome to 1
attend, no advance registration be-
ing necessary. " ;
The Red Cross Home Nursing .i
class, section one. will meet Jn the j
home economics room In the sen- i
lor high school building Wednes
day afternoon from 3 to S o'clock .
with Miss Elisabeth Freemen in !
eharge of instruction. -Section two'.;'
of this class will meet In the same :
place at the same hour Thursday
afternoon, with Miss Harrison la , '
charge. Registration in the Home
Nursing classes has been closed.
Miss Goulding. will address at ;
class at the Mt. Angel . normal !
school upon "Health Education
Thursday afternoon, and Friday
afternoon she will lecture before :
the training 'class at the Salens ., .
General hospital. ' , '
Prison Secretary
Held for Attempt
r To Mulct Woman
' SEATTLE, - Jan. 11. A
P) Department of, Justice
and federal agents were to
night preparing for a sweep
ing investigation of condi
tions, at the federal peniten
tiary on McNeil Island fol
lowing the pleading guilty
of J. W. Williamson, former
secretary, to v Warden Pinch
R; Archer, on charges of us
ing the mails to defraud here
. today; -; - -i- - W:;
; Warden Archer admitted
. that prison subordinates as
well as prisoners had been
quizzed - today - and that ' the .
mall fraud case of William
son aad narcotic smuggling
was within the scope of the
Williamson was accused
of posing aa a prisoner and
writing, to the man's wife
asking for funds. No money
was. obtained. . : ;
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