The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 15, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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Farh week, . The States-
t Fir today; Continued low
humidity today and Monday.
Max. temperature Saturday
83; Mis. 45; Calm; Hirer
-2.4; Xo rain.
alms to Increase lta
news Ttlne by improvement
of service. Kotlce the radio
newt in today's paper.
Salem, Oregon Sunday Morning, September 15, 1929
Proviso is to Specify No In
crease in Rates May
Be Effected
Requirements Incorporated
To Submit Measure to
- Salem Voters
Two amendments calculated, to
remove much. It sot all of the ob
jection to the ordinance crantinff
an exclusive franchise to the Ore
gon stages for operation of street
bosses In Salem, will be incorpo
rated In the bill Monday night be
fore It comes up for final disposi
tion, It was learned Saturday.
The first ef these will provide
that' the present fares of seven
cents or four tickets for 25 cents,
will not be increased during the
life of the franchise, with the pro
viso however that in ease the leg
islature passes a law; putting these
street! busses ' inderiJth. Jurisdic
tion of the state public seryiee
commission, this provision will 'no
longer apply.
Ordinance Provisions
WnnU llMvtm TnnneraHve
The proviso is there for therea
son - that should such a-' law be
passed, 'the ordinance provisions
on the subject of fares would, no
longer be of any effect
This proposed amendment will
be incorporated in the bill at the
request of the bus company, it was
authoritatively stated.
The second amendment will
provide that the franchise ordi
nance, before it becomes effective,
shall be referred to a vote of the
citizens of Salem at thQTimary
election next May. Thiamend-
znent- also is understood to have
the approval of the company- of
ficials. . ' .
Measure Believed
Certain to Fass
With these changes, the ordi
nance is practically certain to be
passed by the council, it was lndi
cated Saturday.
Little other business- of impor
tance has been fooeaast for the
Monday night meeting. The ordi
nance granting a change to sone
three special covering the proper
ty upon which T. W. Campbell de
sires to operate a grocery store in
a dwelling on North 24 th street,
-will be Introduced, and there is a
possibility that if no opposition
develops, it will be passed under
suspension of the rules, as Mr.
Campbell's petition has been hang
ing fire for several mouths. .
Walter J. Finke, Jr., who shot
and killed Herbert Beam, May 20
In a Portland high school building
because he believed Beam had
"stolen his girl," was dressed in
at the state penitentiary here Sat
urday along with three other con
victs from Portland. He is still
being held In the receiving cell
and officials of the prison have
not decided to what tasks he will
be assigned.
Life miprisonment was the sen
tence In Finke's case, following
his plea of guilty to the charge of
ocond decree murder. He had
been charged with first degree
murder, but the state accepted tne
plea on the lesser charge, in view
of his youth and other circum
stances surrounding the case. H3
is 17 years old.
Gripping Serial of World
iWar Days Will be Printed
f 1 In the Oregon Statesman
The first chapter
of "AH
rtn ai the Western
begins on page 17 of this morn-
tug's issne.
Ho serial ever been pnb
lisned in the Statesman equals
in Its vividness and Its Intense
picture of war that revealed in
AS Quiet on the Western
Front," Critics the world over
have acclaimed the hook with
out stint. At considerable ex
pense, the serial rights have
been secured by' the Statesman
which now offers the story to
lta circle) of readers.
Among the outstanding com
Starts Today in Statesman:
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Former President Passes
His Birthday Without
Customary Party
(AP)- Chief Justice Taft. now at
his summer home at Murray Bay,
Canada, will be 72 years old to
morrow, but will have no birthday
party. ,
The anniversary falling on Sun
day, the chief justice has decided
to postpone the party until next
year. He promises to compensate
then for the delay by providing a
more elaborate dinner Jbsn' has
so far marked such occasions,. :
It has been customary for many
years for the chief justice to-clU
max the celebration with a dinner
to about 100 guests, all that could
be seated at tables in the numer
ous living rooms in his large sum
mer home on Murray Bay, Can
ada, he will, of course, be the re
cipient of numerous gifts of flow
ers and other remembrances and
the numerous letters and tele
grams of congratulation, which
always pour in on his birthday.
His neighbors and friends, con
stituting the permanent and sum
mer residents of Murray- Bay
probably will follow' their custom
of calling to congratulate the dis
tinguished former president.
Captain Irwin
Is Promoted to
Rank of Major
Clifton M. Irwin, captain of
headquarters battery, 249th Coast
artillery, has been promoted to
the rank of major and assigned to
command the first battalion,
249th, according to orders issued
Saturday at the Oregon National
Guard headquarters.
Major Irwin is at present at
tending the service school at Fort
Monroe. Va.. and will not return
to Salem until the middle of No
vember. He succeeds Major Clyde
M. Malone of Ashland, who resign
ed several months ago to accept
a position In the Philippine Isl
ands. Irwin has served with the
Oregon National guard approxi
mately 10 years, and Is a World
war veteran, serving overseas in
the engineer corps.
ments made concerning the
book are the following i
"The greatest book about the war
that I hare yet seen." Christo
pher Moriey."
"I regard any mature reader who
has a ehance to read this book
and does not, and who, having
read It, does not pass it -on
among a dozen others, as a trai
tor to humanity." Christo
pher Moriey in The Saturday
Review of Literature.
A most remarkable book
(Turn to Pa S, Column 1.)
Scandal Arises Out of Con
demnation Suit Against
Water Company
Parties With Woman Mem
ber of Jury Described in
Complaint Filed
OLTMPIA, 8ept. 14. (AP)
Disbarment of Theodore B. Bruen
er, prominent Aberdeen attorney.
was asked in a complaint filed
here today with the clerk of the
state supreme court by the state
board of bar examiners and the
attorney general's office. The com
plaint cited Bruener to appear be
fore the board at Aberdeen Sep
tember 2 to answer charges to
Jury tampering and fraud.
The disbarment proceedings re
lative to alleged jury tampering
developed out of the suit institut
ed by the City of Hoqulam against
the privately -owned utility com
pany which supplies the city with
water to force purchase of the
system by condemnation.
The disbarment complaint recit
ed that "at various times during
the jury trial Bruener conversed
with Mrs. Law (one of the jurors)
and kept various appointments
with her for the purpose of influ
encing her vote on the jury in fa-
yot of his side of the case, and on
July 20 made and kept an ap
pointment with her on the Satsop
river, in a secluded spot In Ma
son county, spending the entire
time with her, drinking liquor and
petting, all for the purpose of in
fluencing her to favor his side,
Bruener is further charged with
advising John Henry Asman, trus
tee in the bankruptcy case of W.
J. Patterson and wife to list a
piece of Grays Harbor real estate
at 1 100, in closing the case, where
as the bar board said Bruener
knew the property to have a value
of $750. It was charged that
Bruener so advised his client for
the purpose of defrauding credit
ors of the bankrupt and to enable
him to "obtain the land at less than
its real value. Patterson was
former Aberdeen banker, whose
bank failed in 19 27?
TAMOMA, Sept 14 (AP)
Deep down in the Carbona coal
mine double crew of rescuers is
frantically digging at a huge pile
of coal which holds the body of
one of their comrades, Egan Bo-
garty, 40, father of two children,
who was trapped in a cave on
Thursday night.
All hopes of finding the en
tombed man alive were abandond
ed today when his only possible
haven of safety was uncovered
and no trace of the victim found.
A companion who had been
working with Bogarty left the
scene of the cavein a few minutes
before the crash and as he return
ed to the pit he saw two huge
SO foot pillars of coal that sup
ported the roof of the crosscut
begin to crumble. He Bhouted a
warning but Bogarty was unable
to get cleat and was caught be
neath thousands of tons of coal.
Blast Follows
Hunt for Leaks
With Lantern
Fire and gasoline just don't
mix. and so J. H. Belcher, 2S10
North - 4 th, learned last night
when he attempted to locate leaks
about hit automobile by means of
1a.ntern lirht. Belcher found the
leaks; the leaks found the lan
tern; there was an explosion; ana
as a 'result Belcher will nurse a
severely burned right band for
the next few days.
Belcher sustained a few other
alizht burns, however none will
prove more than temporarily ser
ious, reports Dr. R. T. Boals, phy
sician, who was caned. Beicuer is
at his home.
JohnBayne Heads
Bar Association
John Bavne will head the Mar
Ion countv bar association for the
next year.- He was elected to this
position at Saturday's meeting. C.
M. Inman was named as rice pres
ident and Poster C. Cone secre
Blaze in Mount Hood Nation
al Forest Only One
Out of Control
Thousands of Acres of Val
uable Timber Burned
" In This State
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 14.
(AP) Although the tire situa
tion In Oregon was generally re
ported improved tonight, 2S0 men
were waging a losing battle
against flames which had spread
orer 1,000 acres of second growth
timber near La Dee in the Mount
Hood national forest. The fire was
said to be growing rapidly.
Major John D. Guthrie of the
district forest office left tonight
for the Umpqua national forest to
inspect fires burning there. He
said he might also visit the Sis
kiyou forest, where several large
Area, had destroyed thousands; of
Another fire that was spreading
tonight was the Elk creek blase
near Tiller. It was said to have de
stroyed more than 2,000 acres of
Umber. Fighters released today
from the Falls creek fire in the
Sluslaw national forest were being
rushed to the Elk creek blaze.
The crash of an airplane near
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Is Sought
"Who's Dr. JekyllT"
That's the question thousands
and tens of thousands of Salem
people will be trying to answer
Thursday night, September 19,
when merchants of Salem coop
erating with the Advertising club
of Salem stage the annual fall op
ening here.
Be It known that Dr. Jekyll for
the purpose of fall opening is an
unknown citizen who will be in
the downtown section throughout
the two hours of the window op
Only E. A. Brown, member of
the club and Dr. Jekyll himself
will know the Identity of this mys
terious party.
But . . . and hereby hands three
prizes of five dollars each.
If you approach a man, slap
him on the back and inquire "Are
you Df. Jekyll of the Salem Ad
vertising club" and if he's the
man, the five dollars Is yours.
The search for Dr. Jekyll is on.
ly one of the many features for
fall opening.
The Legion drum corps will be
out in full dress for a final down
town march before the trip to
Louisville, Kentucky.
The big public dance at
o'clock will be staged as usual.
The annual treasure hunt, a
feature which always Is a big
drawing card, will start shortly
after 7 o'clock.
And merchants will vie with
each other for the best appear
ing windows as well as other feat
ures to attract the purchaser of
fall merchandising.
All In all, fall opening here next
week will excel those In former
years according to Gardner
Knapp, chairman of the Advertis
ing club committee in charge of
the event.
Believe It or Not
About Salem
The Salem district is the
only district in the
United States producing fil
berts commercially. No fil
bert in the world compares
in flavor or sweetness with
the km Du Chilly filbert
and the round Barcelona
filbert grown in the Salem
Filberts pollenize early In
the year and then you do
not harvest them until they
droD to the around. If it
rains in September, it does
not bother the filbert. You
harvest after the rain is
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Gastonia Strikers Face Jurors
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The entire Jury impaneled to try the strikers accused of killing Chief of Folke Aderholdt, of Gav
tonia, N. CX, during recent strike disorders In that .city was discharged and a mistrial declared when one
of the Jurors west insane. (Inset) Show Arthur jr. Roach, former deputy sheriff ef Gastonia, who was
the first officer to testify during the trial. c
Communists Free, on $1000
t Bdhtf sii Deferjfe Force
" Is Assembled
. CHARLOTTE, N. C, Sept. 14.
(AP) The Inquiry here into
the Gastonia anti-commanist mob
by Judge Thomas J. Shaw was re
cessed for the week end this-afternoon
after the defense had he
gun Its efforts to disprove state
ments by the state witnesses sb
to the Identity of mob members.
At the same time, the eight
communists and union members
arrested here Thursday night and
charged with attempting to over
throw the government by dissem
ination of communist doctrines,
were released on $1000 bond after
Judge E. A. Currie, city recorder
has continued the case against
them until Monday.
The feature of the day's pro
ceedings in Judge Shaw's inquiry
was the appearance as the open
ing state witness of Solicitor John
G. Carnenter. who with Judge
Shaw is conducting, the investigaif
tion In open court.
The solicitor and Major A. L.
BnlwinkJe, former congressman,
were called to the witness stand
deny the statement of C. D.
Say lor, one of the three 'men kid
naped from the Gastonia rooming
house.that he had seen them in
the crowd that gathered outside
the house Monday night.
Saylor, Ben Wells and C. M.
Lell were taken from the house
into Cabarrus county, more than
forty miles distant, where Wells
was beaten.
PORTLAND. Ore.. Sept. 14.
(AP) Purchase of a controlling
interest in the Pacific bancorpor-
ation which controls 10 banks in
the state was announced here to
day br Julius L. Meier, executive
head of the Meier & Frank com
pany, and a group of associated
Oregon capitalists.
G. S. Hinsdale, wealtby banker
and lumberman of Lane county.
will become president of the ban-
cornoration and one of its mem
bers, the American National Bank
of this city, the announcement re
vealed. Meier will become cnalr
man of the board of the American
National bank as well as a direc
tor of the bancorporation.
Other Prominent Men
Are Also Involved
Others associated In the deal,
the announcement said, are W. U
Thompson, president of the Co
lumbia River Packers' associa
tion: J. E. Roman, president or
the National Bank ot commerce
of Astoria; T. P. Rlsteigen, super
Intendent ot banking for the ban-
corporation, and Judge Earl C.
Brohauxhsn. Portland attorney.
Transfer of the controlling in
terest in the bancorporation was
regarded here as one of the most
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Chamber Meets
At Noon Monday
Weekly luncheons of the Salem
chamber ot commerce will be re
sumed Monday noon after a recess
since June, and the speaker at the
first fall luneheon will be w. u
B. Dodson. manager ot the Port'
land chamber ot commerce. His
subject will be "Development of
tbe Willamette Valley.' Mr. Dod
son has been in charge ot the
Portland chamber's attain for 12
years, and is recognized as one
ot the leading lights In his spe
cialised profession. ' .
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Eugene Register
Now to Publish
Afternoon Paper
EUGENE, Ore-, Sept. 14
(AP) Beginning Monday
an afternoon per will be
published by The Eugeno
Register which , has been is.
sued as a morning paper for
the past 25 years. The Reg
ister will carry an announce
ment of the new addition to
morrow. The morning edition will
be continued and will ' be
furnished to those subscrib
ers who prefer it, the an.
noun cement will say. Full
leased wire telegraph news
service will be printed in
both editions.
(AP) The Washington Star
say tomorrow that Harry Sinclair,
oil magnate and bis assistant, H.
Mason Day, have had their peti
tions for pardons disapproved by
Attorney General Mitchell and
must finish their sentences in tne
district pail.
Sinclair was not Incapaciteu
from his duty as Jail 'pharmacist
by reason of ill health, the Star
will say, adding .that in addition
to this plea, Sinclair's petition as.
Eerted that the affairs of stock
holders or his companies were
ikely to suffer if he was forced
longer to remain from active di
The story adds "while United
States Attorney Leo S. Rover and
District Supreme Court Justices
Gordon and Siddons, to whom the
petition was referred by the de
partment of justice, have declined
to comment on their recommenda
tions, it is understood that two
of them were favorably Inclined
toward pardon."
Salem Lighting
Ordinance Kept
In Force Here
Attempts to flout Salem's light
ing ordinance do not pay, a Port
land company dealing in Illumi
nated slens discovered late last
week. Electric signs were in
stalled In front of two local bust
ness houses before permits were
issued for them. The lighting
committee of the city council
found that they also failed to cor
rennond to the regulations, so
they were ordered taken down
They will be re-installed after tne
permits are granted.
The lighting committee nas an
nounced that its enforcement of
this regulation will be rigid In tbe
Livestock Entries Closed
Today; State Fair Opening
Now Qnly Week Away
Entries for livestock at the 8th
Oregon State Fair close today,
which means that the f-' will
fopea a week from tomorrow, in
Sept. IS. Other entries close as
follows: Poultry, rabbits, chickens,
on the 18th; textile, art, domestic
baking, Kn the 2 2nd, at p. m.
Continuous activity Is now go
ing on at the fairgrounds with on
ly seven days left until the gates
will open to the great crowd that
will surge Jn from all over Ore
gon and the northwest. Conces
sions are rapidly going up, the
agricultural pavilion has come
alive, and horses have already
ver W ritten o
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Vessels Crash Together as
Way Matfcf. Through
Dense Fog
(AP) Groping blindly through a
dense fog which blanketed the
Golden Gate today, the Panama
Pacific liner Virginia, bonnd for
New York with a large list of pas
sengers, and the Brussgaard line
freighter Hermion, inbound, col
lided in the Golden Gate off Lime
Point. Despite the force ot the col
lision which tore an 80-foot hole in
the starboard bow of the Virginia
and seriously damaged the freigh
ter, only two casualties were re
ported. Two members of the Vir
ginia's crew were said to have
been slightly injured.
The Virginia, the largest pas
senger vessel touching this port,
had left its pier just one half
hour before the crash, the Her
mion, which had been fogbound
in the Golden. Gate since early this
morning was at anchor, according
to A. C. Starren, insurance man,
who boarded' the craft after the
collision. '-
No panic or excitement follow
ed the crash on either vessel, crew
and passengers said. The Virginia
put back to port under her own
steam, while the Hermoin, after
radioing for a tug, made her way
to the Williams, Diamond com
pany pier under tow.
Damage to the Virginia was esti
mated by the Panama Pacific line
officials at $100,000. Federal
steamboat inspectors boarded the
large passenger ehip and ordered
her into drydock. Repairs will be
made immediately and it Is expect
ed that the liner will resume her
interrupted trip on Thursday.
Few Changes to
BS Necessary in
State Blue Book
Few changes will be needed in
the final edition of the Oregon
Blue Book, according to Hal Hoss,
secretary of state Following a
custom of some years standing a
small first edition was -printed to
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allow iur corrections ubiuio iuc
regular run of from 30,000 to
40,000 copies came off the press.
Most of the changes to be made
wil be corrections in the names of
city officials in which there is a
considerable change from year to
Mr. Hoss said Saturday that pro.
fessional men, newspaper men and
especially school administrators
and teachers were urgent in their
demands for the Blue Book which
Is used constantly in their work.
come in to occupy their stalls In
the race and show barns.
Every type of entertainment s
being planned by those in charge.
To those to whom a circus ap
peals, there wfll be the Ferris
wheels, merry-go-rounds, a S scoot
er ear and a Red Bug. This Is the
first year the Red Bug has been
installed at the fair. It has been
at Jantxen beach the past season,
and proved so popular, that the
fair board has- had it brought
here. On a Quarter ot a mile of
sharply curving track, red racing
bugs will offer thrills to the most
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5 Avia&fi
Sis Persons Killed as Bans
Crashes and Burns
Near Ontario '
Air Collision Above Chisago
Causes Four Deaths;
Woman Slain
By The Associated Press
la the brief space of a U
hours, at least 14 persons plurgtd
to their deaths yesterday in five
geographically widely separate
airplane accidents.
Six persons perished when a
passenger plane crashed aa4
burned ! between Merriton , ar,4
Thorold, Ontario.
. Four died in au air colUskn
over Chicago.
CaliLwhen'a plane took BrrJla il?
ice air auu eraaucsu uiid uvu-y-
A. young. woman tyro-paraehuia
jumper died at Wichita, when ttf
apparatus failed to function. -Similar
Accident Occurs
Near Minneapolis
Near Minneapolis the pilot ef -4
plane was killed when he los
control of It and made an unsuc
cessful parachute jump.
Twelve passengers in a trip
motored plane from Denver whirls
took the occupants to MeCc4rV
Neb., to attend an air meet barely
escaped a possible death or injury
in a forced landing in a rough
field near McCook. The shlpwas
almost wrecked.
L. V. Rex of Portland. Ore., was
seriously injured at Bedford. Ore.,
when an airplane 'piloted by W.
J. Muirhead crashed. The pilot was
not hurt. The crash occurred when
the craft struck a power line.
CHICAGO. Sept. 14 (AP)
Two airplanes collided at an alti
tude ot 800 feet here tonight,
carrying four "persons to their
The dead included both allots
and a passenger in each plane.
They were dead before rescuers
reached the wreckage.
The dead were identified as;
Pilot Walter Myers, licensed
Mrs. Benjamin Bird, his pass
enger and sister of the owner of
his plane.
Pilot Charles Krone, an unli
censed pilot.
William Johnson, Deerfield, 11).,
his passenger.
Attempt To 8ideslip
Proves Unsuccessful
As the planes neared each other,
Meyers, apparently sensing the
danger, endeavored to maneuver
away from the other plane. He
tried to sideslip Krone's ship, bat
was unsuccessful.
Krone, seen by witnesses to be
working frantically to prevent
the collision, almost had his'ahip
clear but the wing dipped slightly
Just when It appeared the pilotivu.
would be successful in Jhetr ei-
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