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OF SHIPS HALTS
President Hoover Suspends
Work on Three Newest
U. S. Cruisers
WASHINGTON, July 25 (AP)
. Responding. Immediately to
Premier MacDonald's announce
ment of curtailments and suspen
sions in the British naval build
Ins jprojcram. President Hoover
late! today declared construction
of three American cruisers," bther
wisei to have been begun in the
fall, would be postponed until
there Is an opportunity for con
sideration of their effect upon an
expected agreement on British-
American naval parity.
A few hours arter proclaiming
the Kellogg treaty for renuncia
tion of war, the chief executive is
sued a jfornial statement which in
cluded this announcement and as
serted In addition that aW era
of good will in approaching the
problem of naval disarmament
was at hand.
.Expressed By Hoover
Referring to MaeDonald's ad
dress in the house of commons to
day, Mr. Hoover said the British
premier had Introduced ther prin
ciple of parity which'Amerlca has
now adopted and that "its con
summation means that Great Brit
ain ?and the United States hence
forth are not to compete in' arm
aments as potential opponents but
to cooperate as friends" in obtain
ing a reduction of sea forces.
"The prime minister has stated
clearly and unmistakingly the
principles on which he is acting,"
Mr.j Hoover continued. "I cannot
but; be responsive to the generous
terips in which he has spoken of
the! attitude and purpose of th
Uniited States. We join in his ef
forts in the same spirit."
The president also extended a
cordial welcome to Premier Mac
Donald in reply to his announced
intention of visiting America in
the fall.; The American people are
greatly complimented by the pro
posed Tisit, Mr. Hoover said, and
the British premier will find a uni
The chief' .executive said that
whle,. Greai Britain's cruiser
strength Is considerably in excess
of that of America and that prob
ably no Inequality would result
from carrying out this year's
building program in full, decision
Jo suspend construction had been
teabhed In order that there shall
be i no misunderstanding of the
American attitude as compared
with that . expressed by MacDon
aldi Building Ships Would
Not Defeat Parity
We have three cruisers in this
year's construction program which
have been undertaken In tTle gov
ernjment navy yards, the detailed
drawings for which are now in
course of preparation." Mr Hoo- '
veri said. "The actual keels would,
in the ordinary course of events, I
be ilald down sometime this fall, excitement.
Generally speaking, the British The bomb had been placed in
cruiser strength considerably ex- the alley entrance to the Davis
ceejds American strength at the company store, just south of Jack
prebent time and the actual nn.! son boulevard. A garbage col-
strhction of these 'three cruisers
would not be likely in themselves
to produce inequality in the fi
We do not wish, however, to
have any misunderstanding of our
actions and therefore we shall
voi lay these keels until. there has
een an opportunity for full con
sideration of their effect npon the
final -agreement fot parity which
wej. expect to reach although our
hopes of relief from construction
lie more largely" In he matter of
years of the program under the
law of 1928." '
Agreement Needed To ;
Although the president did not
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pedfy, naval officials wer of the
opinion that the thre Teasel re
ferred to were among those
authorized by the fifteen-cruiser
law passed by congress last win
ter. Under the terms of this meas
ure, construction could ,' not be
abandoned except in the event of
an international agreement for re
duction of naval Armaments, the
law provided that five of these
cruisers should be contracted for
In each of the fiscal years - of
192.9, 1930 and 1931 and their
construction begun by the close
xl the respectively following fiscal
It was pointed out, however,
that Mr. Hoover could postpone
their construction until the close
of these fiscal years and that thus
the three mentioned by the presi
dent need not be begun for nearly
11 months. Within this time, the
president' is hopeful that an agree
ment with Great Britain on parity
can be effected. 1
At the navy department. It wa
paid that these three vessels had
been assigned for construction1 to
the navy yards at New York, Phil
adelphia and Bremerton, Washing
ton. The two others of the first
five ships under the fifteen-cruis
er law, have been contracted for
with private builders.
NEW YORK, July 25 ( AP)
Commenting on President Hoo
ver's announcement that con
struction of three naval cruisers
would be postponed. Representa
tive Fred A. Britten of lillinois,
chairman of the house naval af
fairs committee tonight suggested
that the United States sKould go
on building cruisers and that
Great Britain should stop until
the two nations reach parity.
"If President Hoover is taken
literally," Mr. Britten said, "it will
mean stoppage of cruisers in
1929, to the. disadvantage of the
United States to the same degree
that the United States suffered in
1922, when we scrapped several
hundred million dollars worth of
warships and made Britain's pre
dominance of the seas secure.
"The United States in the past
three years has made several at
tempts to gain cruiser parity with
Great Britain, but in each instance
failed because the United States
representatives refused to agree to
build for our country the type o
cruiser best adapted to British
"if Ramsay MacDonald really
wants equality, let him tell the
world that Great Britain from
now on- will stop building cruis
ers, and if President Hoover wants
equality the surest way to get It
is to keep 09 building cruisers."
SCO LOOP HIT
CHICAGO, July 25. (AP)
The south end of the S loop was
rocked by explosion of a bomb
late tonight. Windows of the
Davis company department store
and in ' the Lytton, Steger and
Kimball buildings were shattered,
and hundreds of persons were
thrown -into a state 01 rrignt ana
lector had discovered the bomb,
which was wrapped in a small
package, and tossed it into his
wagon." The explosion followed.
Almost at the same time a bomb
exploded in an areaway between
Michigan boulevard and Wabash
avenue, on 22nd street. Dozens
of windows in the Equitable Trust
company building on Michigan
avenue were broken.
Claims totaling $1149.45 have
been paid to Statesman readers
by the North American- Accident
Insurance Co. in less than one
year. These claims were paid on
the $1.;00 policy issued to State'
man readers. ,
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TAKES BOOST HEBE
""Building permit activity picked
up briskly Wednesday when D. A.
Larmer obtained authorization tot
the construction of a concrete gar
age building, estimated to cost
$5000, at 889 North Liberty street.
It will be 0 by 200 feet in dimen
sions, and will house the trucks of
the Larmer Transfer business.
Permits for two dwellings were
issued Tuesday; one to J. E. Har
rison for a house costing $2400 at
345 Falk street, the other to E. B.
Grabenhorst for a $2300 residence
at 335 Falk street. H. G- Hummel
has the contract for the latter job.
Other permits issued in the last
two days include:
L. T. Larseh, repair of dwelling
at 542 North Liberty, 1150.
Breyman estate, repair of brick
building at 318 Court street, $350,
Ed Wood, contractor.
State Savings and "Loan com-u
pany, garage at 2225 Chemeketa,
$115; J. A. Morley, contractor,
t Herald Burk, repair of dwelling
at 1690. North Fifth street, $800;
S. MeFadden, contractor.
Mabel Cook, repair of dwelling
at 1440 North Church street.
FULOPS TEN BUSY STORES FROM THE CANADIAN BORDER TO THE CALIFORNIA; LINE
PORTLAND SALEM LONGVIEW EVERETT 1 BELLINGHAM
TWO STORES EUGENE VANCOUVER ABERDEEN KLAMATH FALLS
The OHEGON STATESMAN, Saltm
1121; Arthur Alienor, contractor.
Ia addition, plnmblnf permits
wero Issued to the VIeshar Plumb
ing and Supply company and to
the the Plumbing and Heating
Sales corporation. The city build
ing department received a f 75 fee
in each case.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 25.
(AP) Lemuel C. Hall of Ware-
ham, Mass.. was elected president
of the National Editorial associa
tion at the closing session of the
organization's forty-fourth annual
convention here today.
Selection of the 1930 conven
tion city was left to tbe board of
directors. Eighteen cities pre
sented invitations at today's meet
ing. The selection probably wtti
not be made until early fall, when
the board meets.
George Dolliver of Battle Creek.
Mich., was elected vice president,
and as a result of this honor, next
year will succeed to the presi
dency. Directors elected today includ
ed J. F. Craemer, Orange, Cal.
Three jear term: J. F. Biddle,
i v fsm
V 't-j- -
Oregon, Friday Morning, July 26,
Huntingdon, Pa., K. T. Baldridge,
Bloomfleld, Iowa, and R. H. Pltch
ard,' Weston, W. Vs,
H. C. Hotallng of 6t Paul,
Minn., was expected to b reap
pointed executive secretary of the
association and W. W. Aiken of
Franklin, Ind., was expected to be
; jThe eighteen cities which ten
dered invitations for the 1930
meeting included Sitka, Alaska.'
Kills Self on .
Mrs. Mary Jane Clinton, CI, of
Coquille, committed suicide here
Tuesday by jumping over a stair
rail on the second floor of the
Oregon state hospital. She fell
to the cement floor in the base
ment. Shooting Takes
SEATTLE, July 25. fAP)
O. A. Oakes was probably fatally
wounded and Miss Charlotte Reed,
his companion, shot twice in the
arm here tonight by Cameron Mc
intosh, a man said by police to
be a visitor from Vancouver, B. XL
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SEATTLE, July 25 (AP)
The United States coast guard
cutter Haida . was expected to
reach the Oceanic and Oriental
steamship Golden Forest late to
day driven ashore on Avatanak
Island among the rocky Aleuti
ans, radio messages received here
The American Hawaiian Steam
Ship company.) operators of the
service were advised by radio that
the ship went ashore in a wester
ly wind while on her way to meet
the Haida to obtain medical aid
for her second officer, who was
taken ill with blood poisoning.
The vessel had radioed the Haida
at Dutch Harbor but was wreck
ed before meeting the ship.
"The reports said no fear was
felt for the safety of the crew pf
35 men signed on at San Fran
cisco. First messages gave the scene
of the wreck as Tigalda' island
but later ones to the Golden Wall
and Golden West. . ships -, of the
same fleet and intercepted by
northwest stations gave tbe loca
tion as Avatanak island.
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LONDON. July 25 CAP)
The great trnnrght in England
continued today without a i break
in sight. Water supplies of many
towns was strictly rationed"
Guisely, Yorkshire, had! only
water to last seven days. : Hali
fax, Yorkshire, had a 43 -day sup
ply left. In Halifax all Bnpplies
have been stopped from 6 p.m. to
6 a.mJ, saving a million gallons
a day. j
Light rainfall has done little
to relieve the situation in: Man
chester, which has just 26 days'
supply in -reserve.
By appeal for economy In wa-'
ter nsage and various devices ten
million gallons a day are being
Lincolnshire's wells I and
streams are drying up. and water
Is being taken by cart to outlying
Read the Classified Ads.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 1 5,
(AP) -An Oregon echo to -tl!e
clash - that has attended similar
differences of opinion on the "con
tribution" system at horse races .
in other .states was seen tonight
In the statement of District At
torney' Meyers who said gambling
would not be tolerated at Amer
ican Legion races next Wednes
While ; Oregon has no law di- ,
rectly "prohibiting betting on the
outcome of horse Taces, the dis
trict attorney cited an Oregon case
in which the state supreme, court
held that pools on horses "openly
outrage common decency and
grossly -disturb the peace."
American Legion officials said
tonight they would seek an injunc
tion if state or city authorities at- j
tempted to halt the "contribution"
system, of the "Legion purse
There were 30,990,304 tele
phones In use in the world Janu
ary 1, 1928, according to statis
ticians, and 18,522.767, or 60 per
cent, were in the United States.
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