The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 08, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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the Garden Clab, the sponsor
of the event.
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Salem, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, May 8, 1929
SI 5.0 00 VOTED
Local Interests Favored
By Protective Tariff as
Proposed in Latest Bill
He's Busy!
Fill i VOTE
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Other Improvements Will be
Included, Mayor Morlan
Tells Residents
Protection is Authorized in
City Where Three Girls
Lost Their Lives
MOMOUTH. May 7 (Spl) A
decisive vote in favor of improved
fire protection was cast here. Tues
day when 115,000 In bonds
was authorized for construction
of a fire hall and purchase of an
engine and other equipment. In
the special election, 123 votes
were cast, 89 for the bond Issue
and 34 against.
Mayor H. W. Morlan announced
after the result became known,
that the improvements" would be
rushed to completion. They in
clud expenditure of $7000 for the
truck, hose and. other equipment,
In addition to construction of the
fire half which will include space
for a Jail and the recorder's office.
Steps will also be taken to pro
vide more fire hydrants and in
creased water pressure.
The special election was the cul
mination of a movement to pro
vide better fire protection, started
following the disaster in which
three women students of the Ore
gon Normal school lost their lives
December 31 when a rooming
house here burned to the ground.
Petitions Granted After Dis
cussion Before District
Boundary Board
Petitions of the Geelan and
Champoeg school districts for an.
nexation of Geelan to Champoeg
were allowed by the district boun
dary board In a lengthy session
held In the county court rooms
Tuesday, and a compromise was
effected with residents of Geelan
who wished annexation to Raybell
and St. Paul districts.
County Superintendent Fulker
nn. secretary of the boundary
board, declared after the meeting'
that the purpose for which the
- twarrtrg was called had been ac
complished with no opposition, as
the real objective was to abolish
the Geelan district.
The boundary board promised,
with acquiescence of Champoeg.
that former Geelan residents who
wish to annex with Raybell and
those who wish to annex to St.
Paul may do so as soon as peti
tions to that effect are circulated,
purely as a matter of form. In a
number of instances It will be
more convenient for pupils to at
tend Raybell or St. Paul schools,
which are closer than Champoeg
to these sections of old Geelan.
and' it was largely as a matter of
convenience that the changes were
Several high school students
from Geelan are attending the St.
Paul union high school, and their
parents urged that it would be
much easier to send the grade
school children to St. Paul slong
with their older brothers and sis
ters, rather than sending them to
Champoeg, some distance in the
opposite direction.
While the annexation becomes
effective Immediately, the Geelan
school will continue to operate for
the remainder of the present term,
following which there will be an
adjustment of school property.
Debit Checks Are
Found On Increase
Debit checks of the four Salem
banks in the month Just closed,
exceeded those for April, 1928, ac
cording to Babson's statistical
agency report, recently received
by the Salem chamber of com
merce. The figure for April,
1928, was $11,733,907. and for
April, 1929. $12,181,471.
Demurrer Argued Todayin
Grange Suit to. Halt Fay
Grab'of State Lawmakers
Twenty-two thousand dollars of
state funds are involved" in liti
gation starting here in circuit
court this morning when a de
murrer to the injunction of W. A.
JOnes against Hal Hoss, secretary
of state and Thomas Kay. state
treasurer, is heard by Judge Mc
Mahan. The case involves the
constitutional right of legislators
to Tote themselves $5 expense
money as was carled out at the
last session In Its closing days.
Jones who Is said to represent
the executive committee of the
state grange and who Is master of
Pomona grange in this county,
contends in his complaint that the
constitution limits the pay of leg
islators to 020 per session and
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Saaator Charles McXary who rep
resents tbe farmers of America in
their demand of the present Con
gress that fitting agricultural aid
be enacted. Into law. McXary is one
of the oat standing men of the sen
ate and along with Congressman
Hawlejr gives Salem and Oregon
distinguished representation at
Lads Watch
And Take It
Ed Kellogg, whose address Is
732 North Commercial street, Is
n't going to trust any boys who
look too obliging to be true not
any more.
Kellogg's Ford touring car ran
out of gasoline at 15th and Belle
vue street the -other afternoon,
and two youngsters who happened
to be in the vicinity volunteered
to "watch" the car while Kellogg
went to get "a gallon in a can"
lots of Statesman readers know
how pleasant that is.
When he got back with the
"gallon," there were no boys In
sight; neither was the car. A few
questions brought Kellogg the In
formation that one' of the boys
had formerly been an inmate of
the state training school. How
they drove the car away with the
tank empty, he wasn't able to
Lee Coe, senior student, has
been selected by Miss June Phil
pott, head of the science depart
ment and with the approval of
Principal J. C. Kelson, as the out.
standing science student in the
senior high school and according
ly will be Salem's choice for dis
trict entry for the Thomas A. Edi
son scholarship contest to be held
at West Orange. X. J. The middle
Willamette district in which Sa
lem is and of which Robert Goetz
of Silverton is director, will choose
its candidate at a meeting to be
held in Silverton at 1 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon. Norborne Berke
ley, Jr., debate coach at the high
school, will represent Salem at the
meeting. Other towns which will
compete with Salem for the dis
trict honqr Include Corvallis, Al
bany, Newberg, Silverton, Dallas,
Independence, and other Marion,
Polk, Linn or Benton county
The Oregon representative, to
be chosen here June 1, from the
13 districts into which the state
has been divided for the purpose,
will compete with candidates from
every state in the union and the
District of Columbia for the na
tional honor. Edison proposes in
a way through the contest to se
lect his successor in the scientific
world. The winner will receive a
four year scholarship to some
American university.
"no more." Legislators who have
made up a pool to defend their
expense request, are contending
that the field of expense money
does not come within the scope of
the compensation provided for by
the. constitution.
Custer Tos sof this eity Is to
represent Jones while L. T. Harris
of Eugene, and W. Lair Thomp
son of Portland will appear with
Attorney General Van Winkle to
represent the state officers
against whom the injunction was
Because of the moment of the
case and its bearing on future leg
islators, it is expected than an
appeal will be made to the su
preme court following Judg Mc-
Maban s decision.
Student Body Votes Ordered
Thrown Out After Probe
by President Kerr
Officers Forbidden to Take
Places Due to Alleged
Ballot Innovations
CORVALLIS. Ore., May 7.
(AP) W. J. Kerr, president of
Oregon State college, today ap
proved recommendations of the
faculty investigating committee
which found an election April 24
had been conducted irregularly,
and ordered a new student body
The president's order prohibits
elected officers from taking office
and reverts the entire election to
its position following nominations
three weeks ago.
The investigating committee. Is
its report, did not attach blame
to either the associated party,
composed of fraternities and soror
ities, or the colition independent
fraternity party which was suc
cessful in the election. The asso
ciated party attacked the voting
on grounds that irregular casting
of ballots occurred In the so-called
proxy voting by graduate students.
The committee found that the
executive committee of the stud
ent body had not been consulted
in election arrangements, nor had
the Australian ballot system been
followed. Such a system is pro
vided in the constitution.
Legion Auxiliary Quartet and
Other Groups Deliver
Pleasing Numbers
Music week is bringing to pub
lic consciousness all manner of
new realizations concerning musi
cal organizations in Salem. Tues
day night at the Grand theatre the
American Legion Auxiliary quar.
tet sang a group of numbers, all
of which were well received, but
one of which, "The Dusk Witch,"
stood out in remarkable Individ
ual beauty. The quartet is unus
ually fine and could be made a
more popular part of Salem music
circles to the advantage of all con
cerned. Salem lyric singers under the
direction of Miss Lena Belle Tar
tar began singing together only a
little over a year ago. They have
developed remarkably in that time
and gave a very creditable concert
on the Tuesday night program.
Neldlinger's "Rockin" in de Win',"
was especially lovely. The second
group of women's voices presented
on the program was the American
Legion Auxiliary glee club. This
group sang excellent numbers,
outstanding among which was the
"Hymn Tonight," Beethoven, with
the Auxiliary quarfet solo parts.
Miss Lena Eelle Tartar is the di
rector for both the glee club and
the quartet.
Appearing on this, program as
a concluding group was the Elks
Male Chorus which sang first
alone and then in chorus work
with the Auxiliary glee club, and
the Lyric Singers. This group to
gether sang "Unfold Le Portals,"
Gounod, in such manner as to
thrill its audience even though the
number was the last to appear on
a rather long program. This en
semble chorus was under the di
rection of R. H. Robertson, direc
tor of the Elks chorus.
fob mum picnic
Preliminary plana for tbe first
annual picnic of the Salem Teach
ers' association were made at the
Teachers' Council meeting held
Tuesday afternoon at Parrish jun
ior high school. The meeting was
the first held by the new council
of which Miss Dorothy Taylor is
president, and went off with en
couraging despatch for a new
group of officers, the president
reports. The picnic will probably
be held the last week In May.
Further arrangements will be
worked out by a committee head
ed by Mrs. Grace WolgamotL '
The legislative committee, of
which Miss Phebe McAdams is
chairman, gave a report upon
teacher pension laws. This com
mittee will be continued next year
with the same membership, which
also includes Mrs. Maybelle Burch
and Miss Lina Heist. Miss Tay
lor outlined her policies for the
coming year, during which she
hopes to make the council func
tion more efficiently in serving
the Salem teachers and In increas
ing the professional efficiency of
the teachers.
HARSHFIELD, Ore.. May 7.
(AP) Charging him with bum
ing her dwelling and chicken hous
es during a liquor raid a year ago.
Mrs. Emma Martin, Marshfield,
today brought suit against E. E.
Oakes, state prohibition officer,
seeking $1,000 damages.
Financier Shoots Self After
Fatally Wounding Peggy
Troxler, Eighteen
Frank J. Williams Executes
New Will Just Previous
to Double Killing
Frank J. Williams, 4S, finan
cier, shot and probably fatally
Wounded Peggy Troxler, 18, his
bride in her Hollywood home to
night and sent a bullet through
his own brain. He died la a hos
pital two hours later.
The couple separated a week
ago detectives said.
Mrs. Williams was eating din
ner with Ruth, Helen and Phylls
Grant, sisters, with whom she
lived, when WUMama arrived. He
askedwto see his wife alone, say
ing he was going to Florida.
Two of the sisters left the house
and Helen went to an adjoining
room. She said she had just reach
ed the room when she heard two
shots. She found Mrs. Williams
still conscious. Both were shot
through the. head.
Shortly before the shooting Wil
liams went to the office of his at
torney, and made his will, leaving
all his property to a former wife.
Infatuation Of
Two Months Standing
Williams, whose widow had
sued him for divorce recently, had
become infatuated two mounts
ago with the Troxler girl. They
quarreled, detectives said.
Williams called at-the house
where the girl lived with Ruth.
Helen and Phylis Grant, sisters,
while they were eating dinner and
asked to see her alone. Two of
the Grant sisters left the house
and Helen stepped Into an adjoin
ing room.
Helen Grant said she heard two
shots. She found Peggy Troxler
still conscious, crying "I'm dying,
call an ambulance."
At the hospital surgeons said
the girl probably would die, and
would be blind if she lived. The
bullet pierced her temple.
Williams was president of the
Williams Securities company, di
rector of the Citizens Thrift com
pany, San Diego, Cal., and former
president of the Community. Fi
nance corporation. Long Beach,
F. A. Doerfler, newly elected
president of the Salem Garden
club Tuesday announced that tbe
City Beautiful contest has been
extended to May 15, and that be
cause there are more prizes than
entries so far, the committee has
added special prizes to farmers
and suburban home owners.
Mr. Doerfler says: "There Is no
entry charge and if you lose, you
win. The American Legion, the
Kiwanis club and the Salem Re
alty Board are spending over $21,
000 to put on conventions in Sa
lem this summer. The Legion
alone expects more than 20,000
visitors. Surely, if these club3 can
spend such an amount, we should
do our bit by making our city and
community an attractive place to
Mr. Doerfler also points to the
success of a similar contest start
ed In Davenport, Iowa; the beauti-
ficatlon program in California;
and the part such a program can
have In attracting the much-discussed
industrial plants and pay
Publicity for the Kiwanis dis
trict convention, which will be
held here August 18, 19 and 20,
and incidentally for Salem and its
attractions, is being prepared by
tbe convention committee of the
local Kiwanis club, to be distrib
uted to all of the clubs in Oregon,
Washington, British Columbia and
the panhandle section of Idaho.
Most of these clubs have their
weekly bulletins and the publicity
matter win appear In these.
The local club Is expecting 750
to 1000 delegates here for the
convention, and is making elabor
ate preparations for their enter
tainment. Members of the conven
tion committee are U. S. Page,
general chairman; Ralph Cooley,
president of the club; Ed Schunke,
Karl Becke, Dr. Henry Morris, C.
B. McCullough, O. J. Myers and
W. I. Needham.
Woman Accused
Of Having Too
Many Husbands
PORTLAND. Ore., May 7.
(AP) Vaneta H&over, alias Rita
C. "Boots" Noble, .20, facing a
grand Jury .indictment charging
her with polygamy, was arrested
at -Vale, Ore., today and is being
held for Multnomah county an
Extensive Changes Are
Provided in New
Exclusive Dispatch is
Sent Statesman by
Rep. Hawley
Extensive changes in the new
tariff being considered by con
gress, all of which are favorable
to the agricultural interests of
this valley, are contained In the
list of increases telegraphed by
Congressman Hawley to The
Statesman lata Tuesday afternoon
in an exclusive dispatch.
Products especially affecting
Willamette valley producers in
clude flax, filberts, sheep and
goats, chickens, walnuts, wool,
cherries, tulips) onions and cheese,
all of which are subject to major
increases over the existing sched
ules accbrding to information fur
nished by Mr. Hawley who as
chairman of the ways and means
committee has been extremely in
fluential in tbe formation of the
new tariff.
Mr. Hawley's wire reads:
Tariff On Beef
And Veal Doubled
"Among changes proposed in
the new tariff are increases in
beef and veal from three to six
cents a pound. Sheep, lambs and
goats are raised from $2 to $3 a
head. An increase is made in
cheese from four to seven cents a
pound. Five to seven cents a
pound is made on live poultry. On
dressed poultry the increase is
from three to six cents a pound.
"Turkeys are increased ten
cents per pound. Baby chicks are
four cents each, eggs eight to ten
cents per dozen, frozen eggs six
to eight cents a pound.
Cherries Are Given
Added Protection
"Cherries sulphured or in brine
with stems and pits five and one
half cents pound; with stems and
pits removed, nine - and one
half cents pound. Maraschino,
candled, etc., five and one-half
cents a pound plus forty per cent
ad valorem. Bulbs of tulips, lily,
narcissus and lily of the valley all
increase from $2 to S6 a thou
sand. "Filberts in the shell are raised
from two and one-halt cents to
five cents; shelled 10 cents. Pound
of walnuts in the shell are in
creased from four to five cents;
pound of shelled walnuts from 12
to 15 cents. Pound of onions are
increased from one to one and
three-fourths cents.
Rate On Flax
Straw Increased
"Pound of flax straw is raised
$2 to $3 ton. Hackle or dressed
line is raised from $40 to $60 a
ton. Ton noils $15 to $20 a ton.
Wool is raised from 31c to 34c
a pound in clean contest. f
"Approximately lOOitems ad-
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George Perke, 12-year old lad
who says his home is in Oakland.
Calif., was brought before Mrs.
Nona White, county Juvenile offi
cer, Tuesday morning following a
night's sojourn at the Chemawa
Indian Training school after his
money ran out as he was on his
way home to Oakland from a two
weeks' visit to an aunt at Wood
burn. Mrs. White immediately sought
relatives to learn why the lad was
given but a dollar, as he said, to
return to Oakland. Georga de
clared a cousin had brought him
north two weeks ago and that he
had spent the intervening time
with bis aunt, who Monday gave
him a dollar and started him
homeward. Conflicting stories of
the Incident had developed last
night and whether or not the lad's
story Is strictly true will probably
be learned today as the case la be
ing further Investigated.
Navy Balloon Is
Declared Winner
Of Extended Race
(AP) The navy balloon No. 1,
tonight was credited with winning
the 1929 national elimination bal
loon race. The crew of the Detroit
Times entry, last of the bags to
report, advised race headquarters
late today that they had landed
near Neweomb. N. T., and that
all was well despite discomforts
experienced in landing In an iso
lated district. E. J. Hill piloted
the "Times." entry and Axjthur
Schlosser was his aide.
MONTREAL, Que., May 7.
(AP) A body Identified by the
family chauffeur as that of Miss
Barbara Pitcher, missing McGill
university student who disappear,
ed March 21, was recovered today
from Black river, - near a convent
at Sault A a Recollet.
By tbe Associated Press
The new tariff bill was intro
duced Jn the house.
Harry F. Sinclair was put to
work in the prison pharmacy.
Senator Watson Informed the
president that a senate vote on
the export debenture plan was
expected tomorrow.
Bolivia protested to the state
department against the Tacna
Arica settlement agreed to by
Peru and Chile.
President Hoover said the
government would follow up
Us declarations at Geneva fav
oring further disarmament.
Senator LaFollette called the
commercial committee to con
sider a resolution for investiga
tion of textile working condi
tions In the south.
Senator Brookhart Introduced
a bill "to outlaw block book
ing" of moving pictures.
Drainage and Arrangement
of Field Studied by Spe
cial Engineer
Preliminary surveys looking to
ward the early Improvement of
Salem's new municipal airport,
are being made by R. D. Cooper,
engineer employed by the airport
committee, it was announced
Tuesday, and a tentative plan will
probably be ready sometime next
At that time Marshall C. Hop
pin, airport specialist sent out by
the aeronautics branch of the
United States department of com
merce, will visit Salem, and after
going over the site and conferring
with the engineer, he will meet
with the airport committee to ad
vise its members in connection
with these plans.
Surveys which Mr. Cooper is
making Include the matter of
drainage, and also studies of the
best arrangement of the .Xleld, and
wifh his report and the advice of
Mr. Hoppin, the committee wil
probably at Its meeting next week
determine what additional land
should be purchased to make the
field a, class A airport.
Early improvement was made
possible by the sale of $25,000 of
the $50,000 in bonds authorized,
to the Ladd, and Bush Bank Mon
day night by the city council.
Members of the committee be
lieve that this will enable them to
pay for the state land, purchase
of which has already been nego
tiated with the state board of con
trol, purchase the additional land
needed, and improve the field suf
ficiently so that it can be dedicat
ed in August. The plan has been
to hold dedicatory exercises in
connection with the American Le
gion state convention, to- be held
here August 8, 9 and 10.
No call for bids on the remain
der of the bonds has been au
thorised as yet by the city council.
Approval of the sale of carna
tions for "Mother's Day" on the
streets of Salem the coming Sat
urday is given by Mayor T. A.
Livesley in the following state
ment: "My attention has been called
by the President of the Salem
Chapter of American War Moth
ers for permission to sell carna
tions for "Mothers Day" on the
streets of Salem on Saturday, May
11, 1929.
"As the proceeds of the sale of
these carnations go to the relief
of the veterans and their families,
I deem it a worthy cause and trust
it will receive the suport of our
loyal citizens."
Patterson Back
After Jaunt To
Southern Oregon
Governor Patterson returned
here Tuesday night after a "week
spent In Southern Oregon. He at
tended the sawmill celebration at
Glendale last Wednesday, and la
ter went to Klamath Falls where
he spoke before the chamber of
commerce Friday flight. He spent
yesterday Inspecting the various
irrigation and drainage projects In
Josephine county.
Governor Patterson stopped off
in Eugene today, where he had
official matters requiring his at
Readjustment of Num
erous Rates is
Tobacco and Spirits to
Be Left Unchanged
By Measure
A readjustment m of the protec
tive tariff structure set up seven
years ago after the republicans
took control the government was
proposed by the majority mem
bers of the ways and means com
mittee in voluminous bill present
ed today to the house and design
ed to replace the Fordney-McCum-ber
law of 1922.
Substantial increases In rates
designed to afford greater protec
tion to American farmers, sugar
producers, wool growers and many
manufacturing industries were
recommended, although a o in e
schedules, notably those dealing
with tobacco and spirits, were left
unchanged. Few alternations were
proposed in other schedules, deal
ing with books and paper, and iron
and steel.
Cuban Raw Sugar
Slightly Increased
The Increase generally accre
dited on Capitol Hill with being
of the greatest moment to the peo
ple, were 64-100 of a cent a pound
on Cuban raw sugar, with the new
rate 2.40 cents a pound, and three
cents a pound on raw wool, with
the new rate 34 cents.
Compensatory increases in prac
tically all manufacturers of wool,
including clothing, blankets, and
the like, were proposed, with like
increases affecting molasses, ma
ple sugar, syrup and dextrose.
Although raw cotton would be
left on the free list by the bill,
substantial advances in duties
were proposed in the case of cot
ton goods, more particularly those
of the finer grades, with the ex
planation that the purpose Is to
improve conditions in the New
England textile industry as far as
may be possible by means of the
Besides advancing rates, the
ways and means republicans pro
posed many changes in methods
of administering the law, chief
among which Is authorization to
the president to Investigate sys
tems for valuation in the United
States on which to base duties on
imports and to report to congress
with plans for its use.
An unidentified Japanese boy
about, eight years old was rescued
from 'the millrace opposite the
Willamette university campus, by
Ray Suing, 1108 North Church
street, and Carlton Roth, 1113
North Cottage, Tuesday night,
just as the little fellow was about
to float under the bridge near
Lausanne hall.
Playing with several other chil
dren near the race, the boy fell
in and was carried downstream.
Attracted by the cries of his com
panions, the two youths, who hid
been playing baseball with others
on the Willamette field, rushed
to the scene. Suing jumped in
to the .water and caught the lad
by a leg, and Roth, reaching down
from the bridge, grasped his cloth
ing and together they pulled him
out. There was strong possibility
that he would have been drowned
if he had gone a few feet farther.
The victim's name was not
learned, as he ran home, sobbing,
as soon as he was placed on dry
LONG BEACH, Cal., May 7.
(AP) In the Quickest divorce ac
tion In the history of Los Angeles
courts, Mrs. zeila Smoot Nibley,
daughter of U. S. Senator Reed
Smoot, today was divorced from
Carlyle Nibley, local automobile
Wide Variety of Opinions
Expressed on Subject of
Water Supply for Salem
Divergent opinions on how and
through what agency Salem
should receive Its water supply
were expressed Tuesday in inter
views gathered by The Statesman
but none of the citizens who dis
cussed the matter with reporters
failed to expresslhe opinion that
a marked Improvement was need
ed Immediately "in the quality of
water supply here.
Statements were made Inform
ally by townspeople and their re
actions were not gathered with
the intent of showing more than
random opinion about the prob
lem now before the city. The
statements follow:
" "Salem's water supply ought to
come from the mountains," said
Newell Williams, secretary of the
Oregon Finance corporation. "Per
Tense Atmosphere Pervades
Senate as Forces Line
Up for Battle
Administration Leaders Face
Difficult Job Defeating
Export Debenture
Despite determined efforts by
senate administration leaders te
rally a majority for defeat of tbe
export debenture plan opposed by
President Hoover, an element of
unsteadiness within their ranks
today brought discouragement em
what was expected to be the ev
of a vote on that feature of tbe
farm relief bill.
The most recent check by tb
debenture group was asserted te
show a margin of five votes in fa
vor of retaining that disputed see
tlon. Members of the administra
tion group declined to estimate
their strength by the opinion vm
expressed that the vote would be
extremely close.
Watson Tells Hoover
About Situation
This outlook was conveyed to
President Hoover today by Senat
or Watson, the republican leader.
The veteran Indiana legislator de
clared later that even if the de
bentures were approved by tbe
senate, that provision would be
eliminated in the ensuring con
ference by a committee of gen
ate and house members.
Watson is sponsoring the elim
ination move in the senate, and
his success or failure was expect
ed to be known by late tomorrow
or Wednesday. An agreement to
limit further debate on the debe-
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' HAMMOND, Ind., May .
(AP) Three men, apparently
"ride" victims, were found beaten
to death early today in a littl
used side road off Sheffield ave
nue. Two bodies, one piled on the
other, lay in the back of a four
passenger coupe which was nosed
into a ditch. A third body was
found beside the road 40 feet
A police squad discovered the
bodies shortly after one o'clock
this morning. The men in the
coupe were about 24 years old. the
other victim about ten years older.
All three, had been brutally
beaten. It was not determined in
the cursory examination made of
the bodies whether they had benn
There was an Illinois license
plate on the coupe. It had been
issued to J. Cerny of IJerwyn, III.,
who recently reported the car sto
len. The early police theory was that
the death marked a new outbreak
of Chicago gang warfare.
Mystery Veils
Roseburg Death
Despite Inquest
ROSEBURG, Ore.. May 7.
(AP) With nothing but tbe
knowledge that an unidentified
masked man demanded George X.
Hess, federal building Janitor, to
turn on the light no he could see
to kill bim, Douglas county au
thorities today opened the Inquest
into the mysterious slaying of.
Hess last Saturday morning.
Excepting for the repeating of
Mrs. Hess story, little was accom
plished. Hess was slain by a bul
let fired through a bedroom win
dow by a black-masked assailant
as he and his wife fled through
the door. Both the theories of rob
bery and enemies have been dis
carded. sonally I would rather see a pri
vate company in charge, but I can
see the difficulty In Inducing a
private company to go to that ex
pense." "Willamette river water should
not be used'any longer than Is ab
solutely necessary." said James
Preble, law student at Willamette
university. "The city should go
into the water business and bring
its water from the mountains, de-.
veloplng power at the same time."
"The water doesn't .kill the
grass on my lawn nor the lilies in
my pond, but outside of that I
can't say anything for It," said
Ray Ritchie, employe at the Han-sen-LHJequist
mill. "The city
ought to take over the task of sup
plying waterrynd it ought to
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