The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, October 01, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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BUILDINGS RISING
S Three months yet to go,
and Salem has already this
.year passed the 1028 bafld
lag mark. Note the several
large stractnra bow betas
Imllt.
WEATHER
Fair today and Wednes
day; Gentle to moderate
winds; Not mch change in
temperatare. Max. tempera,
tare Monday 70; Mia. 88;
Clear.
FOUNJDEP 1631
SEVENTY-NINTH YEAR, NO. 161
Salem, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, October 1, 1929
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ft .NBHEES
GOES ON TRIAL
THIS NIORNIHG
Legal Tilt Lost in Court But
1 Wife Wins Sentence
; Postponement
District Attorney Seeks to
Sidestep Prosecution
Of Witnesses
-LOS ANGELES. Sept. 30.
(AP) Alexander T-Pantages, 54,
multi-millionaire vaudeville mag
nate, lost two legal tilts today and
as a consequence will go to trial
here at 10 a. m. tomorrow on two
charges of assaulU-Mrs. Lois Pan
tages his wife, won a postpone
ment of her sentencing on a man
slaughter conviction to allow ar
guments n a motion for a new
trial Saturday.
'The hearings were held in ad
jacent court rooms. Pantages pe
titioned for a - change of venue,
charging he could not get a fair
trial in Loa Angeles county, and a
30 day continuance on the
grounds his attorneys had been so
busy with the trial of his wife they
had been unable to complete prep
arations for his defense against
statutory charges brought by Eu
nice Pringle, 17 year old dancer.
Woman Brough in
Upon Wheel Chair
, Mrs. Pantages was carried into
Superior Judge Carlos S. Hardy's
court in a wheel chair, and failed
onee during the brief hearing.
Judge Hardy asked her if she
could answer a few questions. She
falteringly replied she could.'
She was asked her name. Her
answer was followed by a query
whether she was prepared for sen
tencing. She faced a sentence of
from OBfi to ten years in prison.
Her attorney interrupted to file
motion for new trial, citing a ser
ies of alleged errors in the. pro
ceedings which resulted last week
In her conviction on responsibility
for the death of Juro Rokuraoto,
a Japanese gardenr, following a
collision of their automobiles
June 18. Judge Hardy questioned
physicians concerning Mrs. Pan
tages' physical condition. -They
said she had improved since she
collapsed as the jury brought in
the verdict. Saturday was set for
arguments and the woman was
granted continued freedom under
150,000 bond. Physicians had tes
tified her incarceration until the
hearing might cause a relapse.
Prosecutor Ignorant
of New as Printed
District Attorney Burton Fitts
was questioned in the course of
.hearing of Pantages' motion for
'change of venue. He declared he
had not given to newspapermen
Information that guards had been
ordered for state witnesses, and
perjury action, was- considered
against certain of Mrs. Pantages'
defense witnesses. The reporters
had seen orders for guards at po-
(Tnrn to Page 10, Column 5.)
FLYER'S BODY SENT
TO SEATTLE HOME
CORVALL1S, Ore., Sept. 30
(AP) The body of Omar C.
Drury, killed Saturday when his
plana crashed on Corvallis airport,
was sent to Seattle, where Drury's
-wife and infant I daughter live,
today. An inquest into the pilot's
death was held under the supervi
sion of District Attorney Fred Me.
"Henry and death was declared ac
cidental. Witnesses of the crash said
Drury's lack of altitude prevented
him from bringing his plane out
of a demonstration tailspin in
time to avert the accident.'
Drary was president , of the
Washington Aircraft, And Trans-1
poYtation company of Seattle.: He
was a member of Sigma Chi fra-i
ternlty, his home chapter being
the Univeralty -of Washington.
Members of the Oregon State col
lege chapter accompanied the
body to the train here today.
MAXWELL TO PROTEST
Race Discrimination at
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DORMITORY
-Alleged racial discrimination at
the University of Oregon will be
the basis of a protest to Governor
rauerson nere today when Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Maxwell, well
known negro residents of North
Salem, appear before the govern
or. , "According to reports reach
ing here Monday their daughter,
Mazine Maxwell, was refused ad
- mission to Susan CampbeU Hall,
.women's dormitory at the uni
versity, -fn-.'
Upon her arrival at the univer
sity Maxlne Maxwell was wel
comed by the dean of women and
first assigned to the "guest room,"
it was stated. - Later arrange
ments, were made for her to leave
the dormitory and live at a house
near the campus with another ne
gro girL
Statesman 'Will
Arrange Cooking
School In Salem
Services of Mrs. Fern T. Hubbard Obtained as
Expert Demonstrator; Local Women's
Organization to Sponsor Event
fTlHE annual Statesman Cooking School will be held Octo
X ber 8, 9, 10 and 1U The exact location has not been de
termined, but will probably be at the Grand theatre.
Women of Salem remember the wonderfully successful
school conducted under the auspices of the Statesman a year
ago. Preparations are to make the school this year surpass
the record of last year. The instructor will be Mrs. Fern T.
Hubbard, demonstrator with the Hotpoint range people. She
IT LI.
FLAY M1ES0T1S
Lack of Cooperation in Ex
tradition Blamed for
Man's Murder
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30
(AP) Supporting charges made
by District Attorney Buron Fitts
that Minnesota authorities had
failed to cooperate in attempted
extradition of Morrie Miller, alias
Morrie Moll, to Los Angeles, for
trial on robbery charges last
night,-Tom O'Brien, chief of the
district attorney's office, prepared
and mailed an affidavit to Gover
nor Christianson of Minnesota to
night. District ' Attorney Fitts several
days ago denounced Minnesota
authorities in a statement Issued
after David Antink, real estate
company auditor, had been slain
in a Hollywood street. Fitts de
scribed the killing of Antink as
gangster revenge and as part of a
plan to prevent Moll ever coming
to trial on robbery charges grow
ing out of a holdup of Antink,
then a chain drug company of.
ficial, of $35,000 in 1923. The
Los Angeles district attorney said
Minnesota -authorities had "made
possible the murder of Antink"
by their refusal to hold Moll for
California. Moll, under arrest in
Minnesota, was released on $10,
000 bond, which he jumped.
Antink was wounded in an ex
change of shots with the robbers
during the 1923 holdup. Last
June he and O'Brien identified
Moll, in Minnesota, as one of the
fang.
O'Brien's affidavit set forth de
tails of the extradition controver
sy, and accused Minnesota author,
ities of favoring Moll and his at
torney in a request for continu
ance of an extradition hearing, so
that Moll might be released on
bond and escape.
WIN CLASSIC RACE
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 30. (AP)
Captain Ernest De t Muyter,. win
ner of four Gordon Bennett races
and only baloonist personally to
win permanent possession of the
trophy, failed in his quest for his
fifth victory when he landed at 8
o'clock last night at Corydon,
Ind., 230 miles from here, where
the eighteenth renewal of the in
ternational classic started Satur
day. His balloon, the Belgica, was
the last of the nine entrants to be
reported down and left . the three
American entrants first, second
and third, with the winner to be
decided between Ward T. Van Or
man, pilot of the Goodyear VIII,
and twice winner of the race, and
Captain William E. Kepner, pilot
of the I'nited States army balloon
and last year's victor. On unoffi
cial measurements Van Orman
held a lead of a few miles, similar
to last year when Kepner was re
ported second to Dr. Hugo Kau
len, Jr., German balloonist and en
trant again this year, only to win
on official distances.
University is Charged
RESERVED
The girl's parents declare that
this amounts to discrimination
against her on account of her race,
and will demand that arrange
ments be made for Maxlne to
room at the dormitory.
Two negroes, "Bob" Robinson
and "Chuck" Williams, have
played on the Oregon football
team for several years without
any objection being voiced.
Negro women are allowed to
room in the regular women's dor
mitory at Oregon State eoUege,
the only restriction being that ne
groes and whites do not occupy
the same rooms.
Oregon stndents here say that
within recent years the Chinese
girls have lived at the halls of
I residence.
AUTHORITIES
(INK
UK
"vis MrnriPTirrt in the xxrnrlr anrt
comes with the highest recom-
mendations. The Statesman
school will be put on in con
nection with the Hotpoint range
interests, which will feature elec
tric cookery.
The local school will be spon
sored by the Salem Women's clnb
the same as last year. The club
will solicit the prizes for special
features and will superintend the
sale of cakes and pies offered In
competition for the grand prises.
The proceeds of this sale will go
to the Woman's club.
Arrangements are being made
for several "grand prizes" includ
ing one new Hotpoint electric
range. These prizes will he of
fered to the women of Salem, giv
ing them an opportunity to win
them through their culinary skill.
The cooking school will be held
each afternoon of the days stated.
A full program of cooking in
struction will be given. Oppor
tunities for asking questions will
be afforded and every facility giv
en so that the women may benefit
from the Instruction.
The cooking school sessions will
include complete demonstrations
of the preparation, cooking and
serving of vegetables, meats, fish,
poultry, cakes, pastries and salad.
The lectures that accompany will
prove Interesting and valuable to
women who have been cooking for
years as well as for the young
bride. Each day's program will
be different.
Salem women should plan now
to attend the cooking school each
of the days it will be in session,
October 8, 9, 10 and 11.
H. G. (Fod) Maison was elected
captain of Company B, Salem unit
of the Oregon National Guard, by
a unanimous ballot Monday night.
The election will depend on pas
sage of an examination given by
National Guard headquarters.
Colonel Eugene Moshberger,
commander of the 162nd Infantry,
was election officer and Captain
Alexander McGee, regular army
officer detailed to headquarters,
served as election secretary.
Maison had been commanding
the company with the rank of first
lieutenant since the return from
the field training period at Camp
Clatsop in June. On arrival of or
ders from headquarters, he will
assume the rank of captain and
proceed to make appointments to
fill vacancies down the line.
T
II
An arbitration board sitting In
the state educational department
here Monday overturned the order
of the Clackamas county bound,
ary board, and decreed that the
high school pupils of the Mar
quam school district shall be
transported to Silverton instead
of Molalla.
A large delegation of Silverton
and Marquam residents attended
the hearing in behalf of the Sil
verton bus line. Molalla was not
represented. The boundary board
for Clackamas county recently
ruled against the Silverton school
district, whereupon an appeal
was taken to the state education
al department.
Fire Rages in
. School Yard at
Gervais Monday
GERVAIS. Sept. 30 (Special)
A grass fire that broke out at
the high school grounds here
shortly after noon today came
within three feet of burning a
barn and prune house and for a
time threatened to take the high
school building itself. The blase
continued for approximately two
hoars before it was extinguished,
classes being suspended tor that
length, of time. Many of the stu
dents assisted In getting' the
flames under control. Between
two and three acres of land was
burned over. .
Donald Dickson, a student, dis
tinguished himself by putting a
sack over his bead, rushing at the
flames and beating them with an
other sack.
1IS0N ELECTED TO
COlWOMPlf
SILVER
Oil WlliS I
BOUNDARY DISPUTE
legion con
GETS STARTED
AT LOUISVILLE
Eleventh Annual Session is
Opened With Cheers;
Politics Warm
Kenesaw Mountain Landis is
Orator Against G. 0. P.
Administration
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 30
(AP) Martial music and the roll
of drums mingles with the rumble
of thousands of shuffling feet
that a few years ago responded
with alacrity to the shrill bugle
call, as the eleventh annual con.
ventton of the American Legion
swung into action today.
Fourth street, Louisville's main
business artery, shunted all its ve
hicular traffic elsewhere and was
given over to the roar of high
stepping drum and bugle corps,
bands, cannon and the good-natured
repartee of the World war
veterans.
A decided drop in temperature
bolstered up the spirits that were
left fagged by an all-night of mer-ry-makinz
and the carnival In
creased in Intensity. Eleven years
nave aaoed streaks of gray to
most of the legionnaires, but ap
parently have not dimmed their
enthusiasm.
Starting off the day with
a meeting in the armory, the vet-
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SCHEME PROPOSED
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.
(AP) Plans for another gigantic
cooperative marketing corpora
tion, this one to dispose of cotton,
were presented to the senate agri
culture committee today by Carl
Williams of Oklahoma, who rep
resents cotton on the federal farm
board.
Such corporations have been
advocated tor other principal com
modities by board members, who-4
preceded Williams during the ex
amination of their qualifications
to hold office, illustrating' the
board's Intention of developing
and expanding the cooperative
marketing movement.
The Oklahoman testified that
when the cotton cooperatives have
banded together so that fifty per
cent of the crop is marketed
through a national sales agency,
"a very decided progress" will
have been made toward stabilizing
cotton growing. He said that
within five years he expected
twenty five per cent of the crop
would be marketed cooperatively.
Williams told the committee of
progress made by the American
Cooperative Cotton Growers' ex
change toward becoming a sales
agency as he advocated. He said
only ten per cent of the cotton
grown now was marketed cooper
atively, but he expected the asso
ciation, through organization and
financial assistance to be rendered
by the board, to develop Into a
national sales corporation neces
sary to bring about higher and
more stable prices.
If cotton growers succeed In or
ganizing to handle a substantial
portion of the crop, WlUiams said,
it can regulate the flow, put it
where it is needed, when it is
needed, and in the quality desired
and consequently command a
profitable price for it.
Martial Law is
Introduced to
Town in Texas
BORGER. Tex., Sept. 30. CA?)
Under sombre skies, martial
la wrode Into Borger today on a
seven-car tsoop train from Fort
Worth, carrying 84 Texas nation
al guardsmen. Thus climaxed the
state's Investigation in the assas
sination of District Attorney John
Holmes here September 13.
Alighting from the train at 8:
30 o'clock this morning, Brigadier
General Jacob Wolters announced
that Borger and Hutchinson coun
ty were under military rule. Snap
pily, the guardsmen lined up
against their coaches as the gen
eral read two proclamations by
Governor Dan Moody and issued
two general orders.
Vice President
. Waives Right
In Seating Case
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.
(AP) State department worries
about who is going to take who in
to the state dinner at the White
House in honor of Prime Minister
MacDonald and who la going to
sit where were dispelled today by
Vice President Curtis waiving his
social precedence right to be next
to Mrs. Hoover on that occasion.
As a result, the distinguished
guest from England win escort the
president's wife Into the., dining
room and converse with her from
the chair at the right while the
various courses are being served.
COTTON 11
Conduct Quiz of Shearer
The Senate sub-committee Investigating the propaganda activities of William B. Shearer who It Is
alleged has been amply compensated for his efforts to lobby for a greater navy, are: Left to right. Sen
ator Henry J. Allen, Kansas, Senator M. Shortridge, California (chairman), and Senator Joseph T. Rob
inson of Arkansas.
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Opening of Eastern Oregon
Normal Cauce of De
crease, Belief
MONMOUTH, Sept. 30 Regis
tration at the Oregon Normal
school Monday had reached 6S5.
This Is considerably under the us
ual fall registration, and was ex
pected, as the opening of the La?
Grande Normal will somewhat de
plete attendance here. Complete
registration figures will be avail
able at the close of the third week
of school, and will total probab
ly higher.
New faculty members of the
training department include:
John J. Fuller, Lewiston, Idaho,
assistant director of training
schools, and acting principal of
the buildings at Monmouth and
Independence; Miss Lucille Wall,
Los Angeles, first and second
grade critic; Miss Oma Belle Em
mons, second third grade critic;
Mrs. Robert Pence, Rickreall, sev
enth grade critic; and Miss Phoe
be Butler, Lewiston, Idaho,
eighth grade critic. Mr. Fuller
obtained his M. A. degree from
the Teacher's College, Columbia
university, and a B. S. degree
from the state teacher's college at
Bowling Green, Ohio. Miss Wall
received her B. S. degree from
the University of California, and
has had three years' experience
as a critic teacher in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Pence and Miss Emmons
both have served several years on
the training school faculty at
Rickreall; and Miss Butler who
has been a faculty member of
the Lewiston normal, received her
B. S. degree from the state teach
er's college, Emporia, Kansas.
Construction on the big Hines
lumber mill project at Greater
Burns has made amazing progress
since he was there in July. J. F.
Ulrlch, Salem realtor, said Mon
day following a trip to Burns In
the first large airship ever to fly
over Mount Hood and the Cas
cades. The local man made the
trip in company with 11 other
Oregon and Washington business
men who were the guests of Staf
ford. Derbes and Roy, promoters
of Greater Burns. The trip from
Portland there was made in a tri
motored Fokker plane In two
hours and 10 minutes, and the
trip back to Portland Sunday in
an hour and 53 minutes.
More than 800 men are engag
ed in construction of the mill,
which will be ready for operation
December 1. Since he was there
in July, two drying sheds, one
2800 feet long and the other
slightly less than half that long,
have been build, and the devel
opment company has erected 75
five and seven-room homes, ev
ery one modern and somewhat in
dividual. In each house has been
installed a sawdust burner, the
milling concern to dispose of
waste in this manner.
Registration in
Salem Schools
Shows 401 Gains
Although registration in the Sa
lem schools picked up materially
Monday morning, showing a gain
of 401 pupils over the first day
last week, when 3912 were count
ed, enrollment Is still behind that
of the corresponding period last
year, reports from the city school
superintendent's office showed.
Seventy-seven new students ap
peared at the high school together
with 59 who had previously regis
tered, for an addition to the class
rooms of 136.
Thirty-three more pupils re
ported at Leslie for a total of 290
and at Parrish the enroUment was
swelled by 78 for a total of 811.
Of the 4,315- counted yesterday,
the grade schools reported as fol
lows: Washington, 180; Engle
wood. 212; Garfield. 256; McKin
ley, 205; Lincoln, 169; Park 195;
Richmond 240; Grant 28S and
Highland 294. .
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EIOLUUT DROPS
LIMBER PROJECT IS
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New Circulation
Assistant Doing
Well, Thank Yon
Listen, Folks, If your
Statesman doesn't arrive
just on the dot for the next
few days, go a little easy.
For it's Just like this: Ever
since Sunday afternoon Gns
Hixson, circulation manager
lor the Statesman, has been
breaking in a new assistant;
and Gus admits this new
young man takes a lot more
attention than any eight of
bis other boys. One thing,
he's so brand spanking new
at the Job. Of course, he's
Gus and Mrs. Hixson's first
child and he has been nam
ed Harvey Augustus.
Pastor Robs
Bank, Then
Shoots Self
LE MARS, Iowa, Sept. SO.
(AP) Rex Frolkey, an ordained
minister and former owner of ra
dio station KWUC, shot and killed
himself on the farm of one of his
tenants near here late today, after
giving the tenant, P. Dickman,
1360 which Frolkey said he had
taken from the Sioux Center bank
earlier in the day.
Frolkey's automobile was rec
ognized in Sioux Center this
morning by two vigilantes of
Sioux county, who, after hearing
of the robbery of the bank, fol
lowed him home on suspicion that
he was the robber.
Accompanied by Frank Smith,
police chief, the vigilantes ques
tioned Frolkey at his home, but
he denied all knowledge of the
robbery, saying he had just come
from a visit to a tenant on one
of his farms. The chief left, but
the vigilantes remained to watch
the house. Shortly afterward,
Frolkey left the house, got in his
car and drove to his tenant's
farm, where he handed Dickman
the money, telling him he iad
done something "terrible," and
that the cash should be given to
those who were chasing him. He
then ran to a garage on the farm
and shot himself in the right tem
ple with a pistol.
EUGENE, Ore., Sept. 30
(AP) Three of the major forest
fires in and near Lane county
broke out again yesterday and
with three new tires were giving
patrolmen trouble today.
The Nelson creek fire broke out
M 1 m a W. T -X V (1a
.kI' J.. "Ti " V.rr,'-" ;f
the situation was declared serious
by Carl V. Oglesby, supervising
warden.
The west side blaze of the Wolf
creek fire had started again and
was sending up volumes of smoke
today. On the north side of the
Lake creek fire, flames were
spreading.
Hunters were said to have
started a fire near Green peak in
southern Benton county today. It
was thought that it could be
brought under control by night.
A fire that burned over ten
acres near Scottsburgh on the
north side of the Umpqua river
was reported today and a fire
fighting crew was being recruited.
Other fires were burning on the
Alsea river and near Bellfountaln.
Herren Funeral
Held Tomorrow
Funeral services for Rexford
Leland Herren, 17-year-old high
school student who died suddenly
Monday morning at the home at
315 South 23rd street just as he
was starting to school, will be held
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the Rigdon mortuary chapel,
Rev. H. C. Stover officiating. He
was born near Turner. Besides his
mother, Mrs. Emma Pancoast, he
Is survived by one sister, Mrs.
Maude Hoover of Salem. His
grandparents, Marion county pio
neers, also survive: Mr. and Mrs.
John Glrard of Turner and Mrs.
M. B. Herren of TIgard. Death was
due to an attack of the heart.
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FIRES BREAK OUT
III LANE iffl
Activities
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STAND TELLS STORY
Shearer Denies Having Done
Anything to Break Up
Geneva Confab
By FRANCIS M. eTEPHmNSON
Associated Press Staff Writer
(AP) Agressive and voluble Wil
liam B. Shearer, the 125,000 "ob
tain B. Shearer, the 325,000 "ob
server" for American shipbuilders
at the unsuccessful 1927 naval
conference at Geneva, told the
senate Investigating committee to
day his Job was ''to get out the
American side of the story."
"The strongest thing I ever said
at Geneva was a treaty of parity
or no treaty; 10,800 ton cruisers
with eight inch guns and no com
promise," the naval propagandist
asserted in denying flatly that he
had broken up or claimed to have
broken up the Coolidge parley.
For four hours the one-man tor
pedo boat Inventor and former
night club promoter of London
told his story between sharp ex
changes with the senate Investig
ators. Tomorrow he goes on to
complete the picture of his work
at Geneva and his subsequent
quarrrel with the shipbuilders,
after which he filed suit for an
additional $250,000.
Describing the Investigation as
"my own party;" Shearer clashed
at the outset with the senators as
lie sought to tell his own story in
his own way. Chairman Short
ridge, who did most of the ques
tioning throughout the long and
exciting day, refused to give him
command.
Shearer took Issue with a num
ber of witnesses whose testimony
be had listened to for days and
his use of descriptive adjectives
again and again brought the
crowded committee room into up
roars of laughter.
Asked about statements by
Drew Pearson, a newspaper re
porter at the Geneva conference,
quoting him as having said that
the conference must not succeed.
Shearer declared: "I will say
Pearson la a liar."
The big navy advocate said he
was for the success of the confer
ence, provided there was parity
with Great Britain, and that all
members of the American delega
tion, so far as he knew, hoped for
an agreement. He added that he
know of no member of the delega
tion, who had worked against the
success of the conference.
Earlier in the day, Rear Ad
miral J. M. Reeves, one of the
American naval experts at Geneva,
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Theater Lease is
Being Completed
George Guthrie, owner of the
.19ar theatre, and Colonel Da.
vld E. Dow, representative of the
Fox West Coast interests, went to
Portland Monday to complete de
tails of the lease whereby the
Fox West Coast chain will take
over the Elsinore. It has , been
indicated that the lease will be
come effective today.
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PROPAGANDIST UPON
BUILDING TOTALS HIGH
e
Entire Record For Last Year Already Passed
AUGUST FIGURE LARGE
Total values of building con
struction started in Salem since
the opening of the present year,
within the last few days have
passed the mark set for the entire
year 1928, figures on file In the
office of E. C. Bushnell, city
building Inspector, indicate when
combined with known costs of
buildings for which permits were
not required.
Permits Issued in September
totaled 339.784.78, to which Is to
be added the cost of the post of
fice annex, approximately 23,
000, making a total to be report
ed for the month of 962.724.78.
Up to the first of September
the year's total was $1,547,
247.26. Adding the September
figure gives 11,612,032.04. The
1928 grand total was ll.C0S.643.
August was the banner month
of this wyear, with construction
SPEIGHT AGAIN
AT OLD STAND
Release From Manslaughter
Charge Effected by Way
Of State Asylum
Attendants declare Alleged
Slayer Freed and Sent
North to Canada
Edward E. "Scotty" Speight,
committed recently to the state
hospital for the insane, was "at
large" In Salem- Monday, accord
ing to reportsfrom several Ind
viduals who stated tbey had seen
him.
Officials at the state hospital
Eald Speight was released sever
al weeks ago to the custody of
his wife, who was to take him to
Canada. He was a Canadian ci
tizen, and this method was taken
of getting him back into Canadian
jurisdiction without the formality
of deportation. The hospital au
thorities had no information indi
cating that Speight had returned.
Charges of manslaughter pend
ing against Speight were dismiss
ed when he van adjudged insane
and committed to the state hoe.
pital. The charges were filed fol
lowing the death of two year eld
Lawrence Walker when Speight's
automobile turned over at a sharp
curve in the road near Gervais.
The car was being driven by Hel
en Adams, an employe in
Speight's meat market here, but
it was brought out at the Inquest
that Speight, who had beeu drink
ing had forced the girl to drive
at a fast pace, saying he would
"step on the gas" if she didn't
The grand Jury later indicted
Speight on the manslaughter
charge.
Physicians Analyze
Mental Condition
In finding Speight insane. Dr.
W. Carlson Smith and Dr. D. R.
Ross stated that he was a par
anoic, suffering from delusione
that he was being persecuted and
an egotism which would not per
mit him to admit to himself that
he was at fault. He showed no
remorse, they said, at the death
of the child. Their finding was
made after both an examination
and a consultation with Dr. L. V.
Griffith of the state hospital, who
had made an earlier examination.
One of the persons who report
ed that he had seen Speight In Sa
lem Monday, said "Scotty" was at
the meat market which he form
erly conducted on South 12th
street.
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LOS ANGELES. Sept. 29.
(AP) Dr. Gustav Briegleb, prom
inent Presbyterian pastor, appear
ed todar to answer contempt of.
court citations before three superi
or court judges sitting en banc.
He admitted a sermon he preached
in September correctly quoted, but
denied he intended to embarrass
Superior Judge Carlos S. Hardy or
the Jury trying Mrs. Lois Pantages
on a second degree murder charge
by reference it contained to selec
tion of jurors or granting of pro
bation to convicted persons.
The judges took the case under
advisement for decision Wednes
day, at which time the Rev. R. P.
Shuler, pastor of Trinity Methodist
Episcopal church South, will far
similar charges growing out of ra
dio addresses made during the
trial.
Dr. Shuler wds a delay of his
hearing until Wednesday on the
plea,
PRINCESS IS ILL
BRAEMER. Scotland, Sept. 30.
(AP) The Princess Royal,
Louise Victoria Alexander Dag
mar, Duchess of Fife, was serious
ly ill tonight at her estate near
here. She is 62 years old, only two
years the junior of her 'brother.
King George.
costs advanced to 3530,336 large,
ly through the inclusion of the
state office building in that
month's figures.
The number of permits issued
In September was unusually high,
65, including 43 for repairs and
alterations estimated to cost $12,
694.78. 'Twenty-two permits for
new construction were issued
with costs amounting to $27,090.
The volume of construction has
been much greater in comparison
to that of previous years than is
shown In the building permit fig
ures. Estimates have a tendency
to shrink this year because penult
fees are baaed for the first time
on values. ' In addition, permit
figures list only the cost of gen
era! construction. Plumbing and,
wiring Is handled under a differ
ent set of permits, in which the
cost Is not reported. .
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