t r-. i - , PROSPERITY HERE The WUUuoette valley this fall Is fundamentally prosperous; everywhere axe evidence of better tines tham a year ago. WEATHER , Continued fair todr High temperature sad low humidity. Max. temperature Wednesday 91; Mia. 50; River -2.4; Part cloady. FOUMDEP i 1631 SEVENTY-NINTH YEAR, NO. 145 Salem, Oregon, Thursday Morning, September 12, 1929 PRICE FIVE CEKI3 i - i? '1" ' r i it i S r i i i PRISON BOARD DENIES CHARGE ! flFd.J.SMITH No Plot Formed to do Away With "Court". Sichof sky, is Claim More Than 2 Hours Con sumed Making Decision To Issue Statement " SACRAMENTO, Sept 11. CAP) Following a conference lasting more than two hours Gov ernor C. C Young, Warden Court Smith of Folsom- prison - and Charles Neumlller. president of the ttate prison board, issued a statement late today denying charges that an attempt had been made in the prison to "do away" with "Count" Albert Sichofsky and accounting for his moneys re ceived and expended by them. Sichofsky who claims to be a Polish count, is held at Ellis Isl and awaiting deportation following- his release from Folsom pri son where he served a term on the charge of buncoing a San Fran cisco physician. The count filed with federal of ficials in Washington a petition for writ of habeas corpus so that he might return to California and. attempt to recover moneys he claimed mysteriously disappeared while he was held in the Los An "geles county Jail and at Folsom. Prison Officers Are Called to Conference In the endeavor to straighten out the conflicting statements relative to the case Governor Young called to his office teday Warden Smith, Neumlller, Bert B. Meek, a member of the prison board at the time Sichofsky was held in Folsom, and George Jen nings, Folsom prison record clerk. Jennings was called Into the conference to explain his side of the story related yesterday by J. J. Smith, former warden of Fol som prison to the effect that he discharged Jennings after he caught the clerk trying to induce Count Sichofsky to sign a will leaving $2000 to Jennings and smaller sums to two prisoners. Warden Court Smith reemployed Jennings when he took office. Jennings Bays Story .--Is "Diabolical lie" Jennings today branded J. J. Smith's story as "a diabolical lie and bunk." He declared he was dismissed the day following the will episode for reasons unknown to him but stated he had expect ed for some time to be "let out" because of "politics" and other, more personal reasons. waraen conrt smith issued - a statement explaining what he knew of the will incident. The details of this statement did hot gibe in a single respect with the story told by the former warden but both Court Smith and Jen nings maintained that their ver slon was the correct one. (Turn to Page 2. Column 1.) RUMORS STATE BAS H TO END TODAY Changes in gasoline-retail pric es which may mean the end of the present phase in the local "gas war," are scheduled for today, according to reports current Wed nesday. The changes probably will Include revision upward of the prices ranging down to 18 cents a gallon which have beeen charged recently by several of the larger dealers.' Just what this move signifies, dealers were hesitant to say Wed nesday, but it was stated that no agreement had been reached with dealers .whose previous price cut ting resulted in the latest "war. The change in prices today probably will mean that for the n resent, every dealer will be "on his own and privileged to set any price he sees fit, with no attempts being made to reach s uniform price. - iWaggoner Has In His Possession When Taken in Wyoming Town NEWCASTLE, Wyo., Sept. 11. (AP) C D. Waggoner, the man town banker who Jolted the financial powers in New York with execution of his scheme to ; get half a million dollars by faked telegrams to protect depositors ot his bank, had just $400 la his possession when he was arrested here. . 'With a warrant from New York speeding by air mail, charging him with defrauding six ot the largest banks of the country by his manipulation Waggoner wait ed in the little Jail here today to begin i a Journey either to New . New York or Denver in custody of federal authorities. Waggoner in- dicated that his - extradition to New York may be questioned on the ground that the offense with which he was charged might le gally be determined to have been committed In Denver, whence' tel Director I 'i ',' '"C'vL " f 'A 4' . William D. Steaart, Director, of the Bnreaa of Census la the De partment of Commerce, has al ready started plans for taking the 1080 census of the United States. Special tabulating machinery, has been installed In the bnreaa -to enable the workers to make fast time. : OUT OF LEAGUE - - Resolution for Revision of Treaties Rejected by Geneva Assembly GENEVA, Sept. 11. (AP) The Chinese delegation to the tenth assembly of the league of nations threatened to withdraw to night following up rejection by a committee of a resolution sub mitted by Dr. C. C. Wu, minister to Washington and leader of the delegation here. Dr. Wu asked adoption of a re solution for revision of treaties, which have become Inapplicable, Article 19 of the covenant .of the league says that the assembly may from time to time advise re consideration of such trestles. To the dynamie ambassador these treaties are those covering extra territorial privileges in China to foreign powers. By a vote of three to four the Agenda committee of the assembly tonight decided it was unable to tansmit the resolution to the jur idical committee of the assembly on the ground that it opened up a question of too vast an import- lance. The Chinese representative thereupon announced that if the committee did not find a way to change its decision his delegation might be "obliged to leave the as sembly, adherence of the new Na toinalist China is of importance to the league and leaders of the international organization tonight were seeking to adjust the crisis. Later it was announced that the delegates of India, France, Roumania and Chile, who opposed the resolution, also did so on the ground that the covenant article was sufficiently explicit in ltsself and required no reinforcement by assembly action. They argued that any country already entiled to bring a treaty to the attnetion of the assembly and advocate revi sion on the ground that it is out of date or holds a menace of war. Arrest oi Indian Is Sought by Cops Complaint was f Hed in the jus tice conrt on Wednesday tor the arrest of Jennie Suntustus, father of June Moody Suntustus, 18-year-old Indian boy,-who died in the local hospital Tuesday night as the result of an automobile accident on the Pacific highway on Tuesday morning. The case in which W. J. Mal key, state traffic officer, accuses the defendant with reckless driv ing will likely be referred to the grand jury for investigation. Only $400 egrams were sent Angnst IS di recting transfer of 9500,900 to creditor the Bank of Telluride in the Chase National hank In New York. Declaring that he had engi neered the deal solely, for the purpose ot protecting the deposit ors of the 'Bank of Telluride, Waggoner ' Indicated he, believed sufficient funds had been deposit ed to the credit ot the bank to meet all obligation. The bank has been placed in the hands of the Colorado banking commis sioner since news of Waggoner's financial deal became public : He showed little sympathy for the New York hanks which had pro- Tided the funds. Questioned today regarding the take code -messages seat from Denver the day before Waggoner obtained 495,O0O from the H DRAW (Turn to Page X, Column 1.) 3000AT CANNERIES PUT Eight Local Plants Running In Bartlett Pears and Blackberries Season Expected to be Hea vier and Continue Long- ' er Next Summer There are probably over 1000 people now employed in the eight Salem, canneries, and in the Indus tries, serving them directly. This number will be so employed at least throughout the Bartlett pear and evergreen blackberry canning and packing season, and It will likely be slightly increased during the prune canning season, which will begin in a smalt way In the early part ot next week, and per haps be general by the last of the week, and will likely last for about three weeks longer. In some ot the plants, pear canning will go on even after prune eanning is ove$ using pears that are arriving from southern and eastern Oregon and eastern Washington In large quantities and being put in cold storage In order to prolong the season or rather enable the put ting up of a much larger number of cases than would otherwise be possible with available facilities. Also there will follow large oper ations in pumpkin and apple can ning In some of the plants, and in carrot canning in one so that there will be fair sixed forces em ployed even up to the Christmas holidays, or near that time. Oregon Packing Firm Employs 900 Persons The Oregon Packing company. at its 12th street plant eanning pears and evergreens and its 13 th street plant canning beans, ac counts for about 900 of the people (Turn to Page I, Column S.) DALLAS Sept. 11 J. A. Moore, clerk for the Shell Oil company of Dallas, was killed Wednesday af ternoon, the result of a fracturea skull, sustained when he was run down in attempting to crank his car. Mr. Moore had been to the court bouse on business and park ed his car at the south entrance to the grounds. Me had evidently left his car in high gear and his starter was apparently not wprk ing. On cranking the car It was observed by employes of the court house that he was doubled over and thrown down, the car passing over his head and should ers on the street curbing. The car kept going until it was sopped by lnpact with walls of the court house, a distance of nearly 100 feet. First aid was rendered by Dr. L. A. Bellman and his ambulance called. The accident occured about 2:15 and Mr. Moore died about 3:30 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Moore and bis family came here about six months ago, and have been run ning a fox farm on their place on Fairriew avenue. These are four children in the family, the young, est about 4 years old. Gas,Main Being Finished Rapidly From Portland Rapid progress is being made in laying the six-inch gas main which will reach from Portland to Salem and supply the latter city and Intermediate points with a greatly Increased amount ot ga within the next few months. Two ditch digging machines is well as several crews of men have been working out from Sa lem north during the past month and ditch has been dug as far as Gervals. Aurora has been made the base of supply for pipe line on the middle section of the road and -line has been laid but not welded together or placed in the ditch, as far north as Woodburn. The line is placed alongside the highway under a franchise priv ilege obtained from the county and the state. Electrical War , Still in Status Quo, is Report All was quiet along the front lines of the "quiet conflict be tween electrical shops and work ers here Wednesday with the de cision of Saturday to maintain open shop being adhered to by all dealers. Several shops : are re ported to hare employed non-un ion men,-hat not all the positions left by the 17 anion men who walked out a fortnight ago, have been filled. No overtures were made: Wednesday by union men seeking to reach a wage agree ment with the employers.' 1 Mi KILLED WHEN GBAIIK HIS II Carter Snake Ha More He ads Then Appear Necessary :, Born i To wakmownt snake parents, la Salem, a doable Beaded garter snake, weight nnknown and sine small. The snake has two boaest-to-goodness beads attached at a T-shaped angle to the body. Each head Is tally formed and Is "eomplete" with normal tongue and a bright pair of eyes. ' John Hendi-kksoa. who Uvea at 1540 Sooth Cottage street caught the snake end exhibited it to friends Wed nesday the first of it kind he bad ever seen.. He said bis young pet was not In the beet of health and he was doubtful if the freak would survive many move days of captivity. GIRLS GREATER IN Infants of Feminine Gender Most Numerous During - Month of August Girls bom in Marion county during August greatly outnum bered boys according to the re port of the Marion county health unit given Wednesday noon at" the Marion hotel, Forty young la dies made their initial bow dur. ing the month while only 26 boys were born. Girls hold the advan tage in numbers tor the yearly re port with a total of 294 born in the county to 248 boys born. The meeting, which is a regular monthly affair, was attended by Judge J. G. Siegmund, chairman, Ellis Purvlne, Frank Neer, T. M. Hicks, Dr. Vernon A. Douglas, Dr. Eltella Ford Warner. Mark McAl lister, member of the Salem school board, was a special guest at the meeting. A number of Interest facts were brought out at the report. Of the births in the county during the month, only 25 per cent were in hospitals. There were no matern al deaths while infant deaths for the entire month were only two for children below the age of one year. Cancer and heart disease were the most prevalent causes of death, 10 people being stricken by the. former disease and 1 4 by the latter. Comparatively "Tew cases ot contagious disease were reported in the county. Mumps were most prevalent with ten cases being listed and new tuberculosis came next with eight cases listed. These included residents of Marion county In state institutions. Three deaths resulted from tuberculosis during August. There were four cases of whooping cough, three of chicken- pox, two of smallpox and two of reneral disease reported, none of which were fatal. Total deaths from contagious disease in the county this year have been 49. Willing to i3e Feted in City Friday The first formal honors accord ed Dr. O. P. Willing upon his re turn to Oregon after finishing as runner-up In the national amateur golf tournament at Pebble Beach, will be offered In Salem Friday when Governor Patterson and Mayor Livesley will greet the not ed golfer shortly before noon at the Marion hotel, this to be fol lowed by a banquet arranged by the Salem Golf club. The banquet also will be held at the hotel at noon, and ail local golfers, whether members of the club or not, have been invited to attend. Tickets-may be purchas ed at the hotel, or from Ercel Kay or Graham Sharkey. Mayor Livesley will deliver a brief address welcoming Dr. Will ing, and there will be other talks. Thirty or forty Portland residents will attend, coming to Salem on two special Oregon Electric coaches. Dr. Willing, who is mo toring home from California, will be escorted from Albany by T. A. Raftety, state traffic chief. In addition to the high nation al ranking which he won in the recent tournament. Dr. Willing Is 'amateur and open champion of Oregon, and formerly held the Portland championship and the northwest amateur "and open ti tles. Bids Are to be Opened Shortly For Building Bids on construction ot the pro posed new building to be erected by Dr. B. L. Steeves on Court street between Commercial and Liberty for occupancy by the Eoff Electric company, were open ed Wednesday; and a contract may be awarded today. The cost is expected to be In the neighbor hood of ts.000. : The plans call for tearing down the old Stewart banding and erec tion of a two story , fireproof structure with stucco front varied by a hollow tile coping. The en tire building will be occupied by the Eoff company, a ten year lease having been agreed apon. liER THI BOYS P0UCE11IS ARRESTED FOR BRIBERY IRK Bootlegger's Confession In volves Another Offfi- ' cer in L. A. Grand Jury is Delving Into Corruption Charges Against Cops i- LOS - ANGELES, Sept. 11 (AP) Thomas B. Washburn, a patrolman attached to the police department's vice squad, was ar rested tonight on a warrant issued after the grand jury had returned secret Indictments charging brib ery against six officers and three John Does. The indictments fol lowed an Investigation of a story of police corruption told by J. B. Westmaa, confessed bootlegger. Shortly after Washburn was booked at the county jail. Ser geant Harry M. Hill and Sergeant Leonard 8. Sale, ot the vice squad, were arrested and placed in cells. Immediately after the arrests, a special armed guard of deputy sheriffs was placed about West man's home. Two deputies al ready were guarding the man in the county jail. The guard ov er his home was ordered when Dewar received information that three men in a touring car with two machine guns, were seen go ing tow ard it tonight. Dewar said the three officers still at liberty, whose names be did notwliTulge, were preparing to surrender to deputy sheriffs to morrow, after they had arranged for bond. Washburn was released on j $10,000 bond after he had spent i a short time in a cell. Westman, alias Harris D. Mc- , (Turn to Page 1, Column 4.) ORDERED BY SENATE Naval Committee Will Begin Investigation of Ac tivities Today WASHINGTON, Sept. 11. (AP) Investigation of activities of American shipbuilding corp orations at the unsuccessful Ge neva naval limitations conference of 1927 was ordere today by the senate and will started tomorrow by its naval committee. An executive session will be held in the morning to determine the witnesses to be called and the procedure to be followed. Open hearings are expected and William B. Shearer, who has sued three shipbuilding corporations for money alleged to be due him 'for his services in their behalf at Ge nera, is elated to be the first wit ness. No voice was raised against the Investigation in the senate today as the resolution of Senator Borah, republican, Idaho, was adopted without even a roll call. Senator Blaine, republican, Wisconsin, asked if the resolution were broad enough to permit investigation of American naval officers who have been "reported" to have been in touch with Shearer. Senator Bo rah said he believed the resolution was broad enough to permit that. Senator McKellar. democrat. Tennessee, expressed hope that later an Inquiry would be made into all manner of naval propa ganda Including that issued by "the other side." Senator Robin son, of Arkansas, the democratic leader, insisted, however, that this particular inquiry be limited to this specific case which he con tended "involves Interference in what Is essentially the foreign re lations of the United States.' Senator Borah has suggested that the director of the shipbuild ing corporations being sued by Shearer be called for examination and there is no doubt that this course will be pursued. Believe It or Not A 1 - - - About Salem Near Salem is the largest Franquette walnut or chard in the United States. It la owned by Clarence W. Noble, now living in Salem, and is known as the Sky Line orchard. There are 212 acres in the orchard. It is located a few miles southwest of Sal em. To go there, you drive south to Liberty thence southwest and keep on go ing until you get there. 4: Bumor says that a few years ago Mr. Noble , was offered S125.00O for his Sky-line orchard.' He still owns the 6rchard and it isn't for sale. Tk StaiMmaa wVH wliwi son- , , tribmtioat front its rattan f th- v -er raaarkabis facts abmt tll . SHIPBUILDING PROBE On Mission of Peace - .v The German cruiser "Erodes, first war Teasel of the German Republic to visit our shores since the world conflict, is seen as she entered the harbor of San Diego, California, on a good will mission around the world. The German ship carries 400 officers and men as well as a number of naval cadets, and toured the South Seas before it reached the West Coast. Chemist Believes Wars Impossible Millions Offered President Hoover For Use in Discovering Possibilities of Science As Agent of Peace MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 11. (AP) War has been made impossible by chemistry and airplanes, Francis P. Garvan of New York told the American chemical society tonight in a written communication. As president of the chemical foundation he formally of fered President Hoover the use of millions of dollars to in vpstifffltA t.hp "vast Ttossihili- ties of chemistry as an agent of peace." Ill in New York he sent his communication to be read at the presentation by the chemical so ciety of the Priestly medal, the highest honor of chemistry, given him as' America's most distin guished "lay chemist" Chemist Held Able to . Protect Public Health Garvan also sketched the chem ist's power to protect public health, and D. Irving Langmuir, president ot the American Chem ical society, announced a new re search sponsored by the society to search for the cause and cure of cancer "Can the development of Amer- (Turn to Fage 2, Column J.) W Jill TERMS CANORA, Sask, Sept. 11. (AP) With 59 of their adult members sentenced to serve six months In the 'Prince Albert Jail as the outcome of a nude parade near Mikado today, 96 members of the Sons of Freedom, a Douk- hobor sect, were sleeping under1 honor sect, were sleeping under guard here tonight. The boys and girls in the group will be handed over to the child werfare bureau at Prince Albert The women and chUdren were guarded in a house obtained by the Boyal Canadian mounted po lice, 'while the men were held in the police quarters. All those in custody here are members of the Doukhobor party which stormed the bridge at Kam sack last Friday, only to be dis persed by. mounted police. . Since then they have been wandering along the highways, sleeping out at night by the roads. The disrobing today near Mi kado was the first occur ranee of its kind since the nude parade at Slocan, B. C, more than two weeks ago. Today's remonstrance followed the arrest ot eight Douk hobor leaders. Women and chil dren appeared- without clothing but men who attempted to dis- iooe were restrained. The 96 Jailed tonight Is the remnant of 250 Doukhobors who were halted at Kamsack five days ago. Bollier Puts up Fine and Clears Out ot Bastille After staying In Jail only a few hours. Cliff Bollier decided to raise $10 fine assessed against him Wednesday when he appear ed m police court to answer charges of speeding and driving with five persons in the driver's seat Bollier had first elected to serve out the tine at the rate of Sz a day.- Be was arrested Tuesday night. Bollier is now a resident of 'Long Beach, Cal having mov ed ' there . from, Salem . a few months ago. -i ' i 7 "- y 's-ii JERUSALEM, Sept. 11 (AP) Quietness in Palestine where Jewish-Moslem disturbances have continued for almost - a month, has resulted in the withdrawal of detachments of British troops from areas where normalcy has been restored. An official bulle tin today said that apart from in. cidents the situation has consid erably Improved during the past week. A system of mobile patrols will be maintained in districts where detachments have been with drawn. The number ot troops at present in Palestine are consider ed fully" adequate to deal with any disturbances which might arise. The British police force is being augmented. The first group of newly recruited constables from England being due here soon. Hearings and investigations of charges arising from the recent troubles are proceeding in all parts of the country. Woman Suffers y D. rr MJM DUTUS OJ2 itanUS SILVERTON, Sept 11 Mrs. J, N. Case Of Monitor today was ibrought to the local hospital where she is being treated for barns.. She was badly burned on one hand and received some minor burns on other parts of the body when a boiler that she was re moving from the stove slipped from her hands. PALESTINE HOPS BEING WITHDRAWN Less Than-Full Regiment Of G.A.R. Vets Make Way Before Reviewing Stand PORTLAND, Maine. Sept-11- (AP) Nine hundred Boys In Blue," their faltering footsteps stirred by martial airs which they followed into battle more than 10 years ago, strode for a mile to day in - the . parade opening the CSrd National Encampment of Uie Grand Army of the Republic - The less than a regiment of vet erans was but a remnant of the host that rallied to Its country's defense in the ' O's. Besides the marchers, SO 0 others enfeebled by the passing of time, rode in auto mobiles.' -' - J ' - Only one ot the marchers was forced to give up. He wearied and was assisted Into an automobile. The rest stepped sturdily on, some on canes, some on crutches and some on the arms ot younger per sons. Two refused to give up until they had passed the reviewing stand and then were taken In am bulances to emergency hospitals. Although many appeared weary and tired as they neaxed the end of the inarch they all drew erect and snapped to salute to their com FIRE SITUATIDIJ ERRING IRE SERIOUS. WORD 350 Men Fight Conflagration Upon One Three Mile Front Near Coast All 11 National Forests ere In Grave Danger Says Federal Officer SILVERTON, Sept. 11. Noth ing new was reported in the taw conditions in the Silver Falls Tim ber company holdings 'Wednesday. The tires, while apparently under : control, are still burning in the slashings and are still being close ly guarded. The women have not' returned to camp and will not do so for the present. Stlverton itself is covered with a mantle of smoke. PORTLAND, Ore.. Sept 11. (AP) Unleashed Monday by n incendiary's torch. Coos county's worst fire, in the .Rough creek sec tion of Camas valley, raged on into valuable stands of fir and Port Orford cedar today. On one three-mile front a force ot 85t men was being steadily push? back while the blaze swept for ward on the wings of a stiff north west wind. ' Near Powers in the same dis trict another dangerous fire broke out late yesterday and today had resisted a force of 30 men to spread over more than 100 acres of green timber. The Cows Bay Lumber company faced another outbreak of the firewhich swept over its holdings Monday, destroy ing logging equipment and bucked logs and for a time threatened the town of Powers. The Sixes river tire was still out "of control today and dosens ot new fires were repBrted in Coos and Curry counties. Forest Reserves Are In Grave Danger Major John D. Guthrie, of the district forest office here describ ed the fire situation in national reserves as "alarming." "Not one of the 14 national for ests in the state escaped this year," he said, adding that the Sluslaw probably has been hardest hit.. The Triangle lake fire in the Sluslaw national forest today had leaped a ridge between Deadveod and Greenleaf creeks and was sweeping toward a highway, where fighters hoped to halt it. Fifty men were sent from the district office to assist in fighting a 1, tee acre fire in the Waldport district of the same forest Two other large fires were reported consum ing green timber. Four dangerous incediary fires were said to have been started in the Umpqua national forest Su pervisors reported the fires had gained considerable - headway be fore being discovered because of poor visibility. (Turn to Page 2,, Column a.) Indian Brave Tries Cave Man Courting Ideas Back to the care days of clubs, cudgels, and hand-axes as a means of wooing! Will the mod. ern miss be wooed with a gun? Apparently not Al Gowdy, 21, the three-qaar. ten-Indian, wishes to marry Eve lyn Stryker, an 18 year old white girl; and when Evelyn's parents , object he resorts to threats and carrying a gun. Now according to -Oregon law , an Indian cannot marry a white minor-without the consent of her parents, and Eve lyn's mother is outraged to the ex tent that she has sworn out a war rant charging the Didian brave with carrying a concealed weapon. mander la chief. John Reese ' of Broken Bow, Neb. ' Massachusetts had the largest contingent, 132, while Idaho had a lone representative carrying the (department flag. Oregon and Geor- . gia eaca naa only two men In line -and they staggered amewhat to ward the end as the weight ct the large American and department : flags began to tell on them." The proposed reunion of the soldiers of the North with these who fought for the Confederacy probably will come beforejhe del egates i tomorrow. Commander Reese today said that he. a an individual favored it Richard A. Sneed, commander In chief ot the veterans of., the confederacy, by telegraph last night, voiced his ap proval of the move, but a number of the delegates hare said they ob jected. ' Touching briefly on the fast di minishing ranks of the G.- A. R Commander Reese In his address, said that the present death rate of veterans and their widows is about 125 each day, or one-every 12 minutes.