The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, October 18, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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Generally fair today; TTn-
settled Saturday. Max. tern
peratmre Thursday 84; Min.
SI; Part cloudy; Calm;
Traces of rain.
Daring October, Statesman
dally for oae year by mail
Salon, Oregon, Friday Moraiaj, October 18, 1929
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H FVfour utners uurnea so &er
iously That Recovery
Held Doubtful
Man Observed Rushing From
Building Just Before
Flames Start '
SEATTLE, Oct. 17 (AP)
The blaze which swept through
the Portland hotel, in the oldest
section of this city this morning.
Burning eight men to death and
causing Injury to 14 other per
sons, was definitely established
-tonight as the work of a j firebug.
Fire Marshal Robert Lalng de
clared he believed the fire, one
of-the worst In the history of the
city, was started by the same py
romaniac who set off a number of
other suspicious fires below Tes
ter way during the past few
.After a thorough investigation
it was disclosed that one witness
had seen a man rush out of the
lodging house carrying a bottle
and a few' minutes after this in
cident several witnesses saw , a
wall of flame shoot out of the
narrow hotel entrance, which
leads directly to the second floor,
llkto a furnace door had been
opened and with the suddenness
of an explosion.
The fiend had soaked both
flights of stairs in the three story
"building with gasoline and kero
sene, trapping the score of peo
ple asleep in the-hollding, fire
men declared.
As the hotel was operated for
Itinerant white laborers by Japan
ese and as some of the victims
.were burned beyond recognition,
difficulty was encountered in
identifying the victims. ' After
study of the charred hotel regis
ter and discovery of personal iden
tifications, the coroner has given
out a list of seven of the dead, as
John Brink, Lynden, Wash.
Harold George, Seattle.
Patrick Holland, Seattle.
James Little, Seattle.
John Maniick, Seattle.
' Thomas O'Mealey, Seattle.
Carl Van Oman, 19, Battle
Creek, Mich.
Four so severely burned that
hospital attendants doubted their
recovery were:
Robert Elms, 19, logger, Gigg
Harbor, Wash.
Henry Marsh, CO, laborer.
John Miller, 59, rail worker.
Chester A. Moore, 22, ship,
yard worker.
In addition .to six other men
tenants, the managers of the ho
tel, Mr. and Mrs. Mayeda, and
twd firemen were less seriously
The stairway served as a flue
vending the fire raging through
the hotel. Firemen had to kick in
locked doors to reach many of
the tenants.
A eoroner's inquest will be held
fts soon as the victims are able to
MOSCOW, Oct. 17. (AP)
The Soviet government today de
clined a proposal put forward by
Germany, the latter acting as rep
resentative of both Russia and
China' In the present break be
tween those countries, .that the
two parties to the Manchurlan dis
pute cease arresting each other's
cltisens. The proposal was made
With the Idea of removing one of
the many causes of the charges
end counter-charges, that have
been exchanging ever since the
Chinese seized the Chinese East
ern railway.
Russia based her refusal of the
German proposal on the ground
that the Nanking government has
failed to keep its pledges and ob
ligations and thus far has declined
to show any good will of readiness
to adhere to existing agreements.
Central Station in Salem
Headquarters for Large
Efficient County Group
Editors Note: The Statesman today
presents the fourth of a aertes of daily
articles designed to acquaint the peo
ple of Marion county in a comprehen
sive sense with the program and ac
complishment of the Marlon county
child health demonstration and with
the proposed manner In which the
health program wlU be carried forward
when the demonstration withdraws at
the end ef this year.
Like any efficient organisation
that serves hundreds of persons
.scattered over a large area, the
Marlon county child health dem
onstration functions from a cen
tral station the child health dem
onstration headquarters at 434
North -r High street y in Salem-
through a series of local branches
or council! scattered throughout
the county. ? . , V
Dr. Walter H. Brown, first di
rector of the Marlon county child
health demonstration, arrived In
Salem early in January. 1125, and
from his arrival dates the organ
ization of the health center In Sa
Restitution Will
Be Made By Boys
In Paint Episode
Eugene Authorities Make Complaint About
Job There Similar to Previous One Inflicted
On Salem High School Building
SALEM high school boys, or at least boys who enrolled in
Salem high school the first of this year, were responsible
for smearing the walls and windows of the Eugene high
school Wednesday night, Principal Fred Wolf ,aid Thursday
afternoon following an investigation into thjrtashfch .was
called to his attention Thursday morning brVxiniigjzrry
Johnson of Eugene. r fT---'-Johnson
told Wolf over the telephone that unless Salem
9 took steps to round up the
American Legion Post Makes
Elaborate Preparation
For Coming Event
He's allowed to use his own
Judgment about carrying the plan
Into effect, but at Thursday night'a
meeting of the Ann let ice day com
mittee of the American Leglan,
Biddy Bishop, commander of Cap
itol post, was authorised to use
an the steam he could muster In
advertising the event scheduled
for November 11. The idea is that
he will noise the affair abroad
with a steam eaUlope the one
tfow housed at the state fair
grounds. Another publicity scheme in
volves the assigning of "minute
men" to make brief addresses at
the theatres on the three days pre
ceding Armistice day. They wiU
explain the program, and the nec
essity for purchasing legion tick
ets in order to assist the service
men's program.
It was suggested at this meet
ing that more than the usual ef
fort be made to arrange a demon
stration of jubilation at the "sero
hour," 11 a. m., comparable with
same hour eleven years ago. It
Is probable that some of the mill
whistles and other noise making
devices will be "tied down" dur
ing that period.
Efforts will be made to stageH
the biggest parade ever seen here
on an occasion of this kind. The
Albany Legion band, other groups
of veteran musicians, the Che-
( Concluded on Page t. Column L)
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 17.
(AP) Declaring that he wel
comed disbarment proceedings
filed against him In the Oregon
supreme court by Thomas Mannlx,
George W. Joseph, prominent
Portland attorney, said today that
Mannix' action "opened a way for
me to tell the public the truth."
Mannlx, another attorney of
this city, filed disbarment com
plaint against Joseph at Salem
yesterday, charging that Joseph
and Henry Hanzen, Portland
newspaperman, conspired to plant
liquor In the home of Associated
Supreme Court. Justice John L.
Rand In an effort to make it ap
pear that he (Mannix) was the
carrier of the liquor.
More than a year ago Mannix
filed disbarment proceedings
against Joseph .with the grievance
committee of the Multnomah
county bar association and recent
ly Joseph took similar action
against Mannlx with the same
Oct. 17 (AP) The Graf Zeppe
lin landed here shortly after nine
o'clock this evening, completing
a flight of 48 hours over the
Balkans, Austria and Silesia.
lem, with Its headquarters la the
house owned by the Salem school
board adjacent to the senior high
school. Among the first moves was
the- assignment of the Salem
sehool nurse and the county health
association nurse to the demon-
stratlon staff, to which In short
order were added five other nurses.
a director and assistant director of
nursing service a pediatrician
and director of school health ed
ucation. " - ;
With headquarters established
and functioning in Salem, the next
move was organization of outlying
communities in . the county, for
without the "branch" demonstra
tions' la these centers, It would In
deed have been a Tery difficult
matter to stimulate and supervise
health education la more than a
hundred rural schools, scattered
over such - a large -'territory - as
(Concluded on Page X, Column L)
I I . t- - J! J At-- Jli A
Doys wno am me pamung to
the school building;, Eugene
would break athletic relations
with Salem. Wolf Immediately
started an Investigation and found
names of six or eight boys In
volved In the escapade. If the
boys agree to do the proper.thing
in the matter. Wolf says the mat
ter will be settled without more
ado. As soon as Wolf had data
on the boys, he wired Johnson
that he had the group in hand and
that Salem would make restitu
tion. Johnson's reply, was favor
able, and Wolf said last night ath
letic relations would carry
Wolf said that no members of
the high school football team were
Involved In the episode, and that
most of the group who made the
Journeyvhad dropped out of school
after the first week.
While Eagene has been stirring
up a fuss over this matter, a sim
ilar smearing which occurred at
the high school In Salem last week
end, with Indications that Eugene
boys were instigators, waa quietly
(Concluded on Page 8, Column L)
Vicks Made
Involuntary petition in bank
ruptcy was filed against Yick
Brothers, Salem automobile deal
ers, in the federal court at Port
land Thursday by Ballon and
Wrght of Portland, the Pennsyl
vania Rubber company of Jean
ette. Pa., and the Associated Oil
company, San Francisco. Claims
totaling $1514.46 were listed In
the petition.
The Vlck Brothers establish
ment, one of the largest automo
tive concerns in Salem, has been
operated since August 30 by Fred
Delano, as assignee under an as
signment for the benefit of cred
itors. It has been known hew for sev
eral days that the bankruptcy
proceeding would probably be fil
ed, and it is also common knowl
edge that a number of the cred
itors are opposed to the move, be
lieving that their chances of re
covering a large share, if not
quite 100 per cent, of their claims
within a reasonable time are bet
ter under the assignment than
they would be in a bankruptcy
It appeared practically certain
Thursday that this group of cred
itors would - make a showing at
the hearing on the petition in the
Portland court November 6, in op
position to the bankruptcy move,
although no definite announce
ment to this effect could be ob
tained. - The 1ck Brothers company has
been operated in Salem for about
20 years. Difficulty in making
collections and high overhead
costs were said to be the reasons
for its financial difficulties.
BOSTON. Oct. 17 (AP)
Drunkenness and obscenity on the
part of Harvard students during
Hasty Pudding club initiations
was charged today in an editori
al in the Harvard Crimson, an un
dergraduate dally.' The editorial,
entitled, "Public Initiations," de
nounced initiation tendencies
which it described as violations of
"good taste and public decency."
Publication of the editorial fol
lowed upon a recent disturbance
on the steps of the Fogg museum
In whjch a young Initiate was re
sorted to have thrown a Chinese
student down a flight of steps and
to have shouted epithets at sever
al Jews.
There' Is obviously heavy
drinking In connection with the
Padding running." the editorial
said. "Women students are regu
larly seen In the yard and In the
class room buildings. It ts an
affront to them and a slur, upon
Harvard that they are forced to
run a gauntlet of drunken fianc
es, bawdy ballads and bblcene re
citations In order to attend their
"Yesterday mor.,ag " a man
quietly mounting the steps of the
new Fogg museum - waa thrown
violently down the whole flight by
one of these neophytes J or no oth
er apparent reason than that he
was born and brought up In the
Orient, . -
Importations of Liquor are
Found to Total $2,000,
000 in 6 Months
two of Chief Leaders Es
cape Police Net; Data
Found in Notebook
NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (AP)
Operating all the way down the
Atlantic seaboard from Maine to
the Virginia Capes, the gigantic
rum smuggling syndicate whose
extensive properties here and in
New Jersey were raided last night
did a $2,000,000 business in six
months, federal officials revealed
To the office of William J. Cal
houn, New Jersey prohibition ad
ministrator, in Newark, was tak
en today a little black notebook
picked up last night in the man
sion at Highlands, N. J which
was visited simultaneously with
31 other of the syndicate's centers
scattered all the way from Sandy
Hook to New York City.
In that notebook, government
men said were set down the syn
dicate's transactions, Indicating a
12,000,000 turnover In a period
of six months.
$700,000 Spent in
Month for Expenses
Quoting from the notebook, of
ficials said the ring last March
spent 1700,000 In Montreal "for
hips, the purchase of merchan
dise, and operating expenses,"
during another month, the syn
dicate spent in Montreal $200,
000, and during a third month
The book revealed that beads of
the syndicate declared weekly dl?
vldends of from 7 to 23 per cent.
Nine men comprised the "board
of directors" of the syndicate, and
the Lillien brothers, William and
"Al" were the actual heads.
Neither of the Lilliens has been
arrested, although both were se
cretly Indicted by a federal grand
Jury in Trenton last Tuesday.
While the raid was actually in
progress in the old mansion at
Highlands, which was headquar
ters for. the whole ring, William
Lillien called up from Montreal,
agents said. Deputy U. S. Mar
shal James J. Donnelly answered
the telephone.
Lillien Interested In
Progress of Garage
Donnelly said Lillien Inquired
about the progress of a garage
that was "being constructed near
the mansion a garage with three
12-foot doors and a gas pump
near its entrance.
"It's nearly done we're put-
( Concluded on Page t. Column 1.)
Headquarters of Reid Murdoch
and company will be moved the
first of next week from the West
Salem plant to the former Kings
Food Products buildings In North
west Salem, it was announced
Thursday by local officials of the
big concern which will be housed
in the local plant permanently.
Repair and improvement work
has been under way for some time
at the plant which the company
will occupy here, with a large
staff of men employed; but after
the office staff moves in next week
much planning, alteration and in
stallation of machinery will re
main to be done.
The company still has a con
siderable quantity of fruit to be
handled at the West Salem can
nery, where its operations have
centered during the present year.
Here's a, map draws by Commonwealth VmmA artist to show his Idea, of the IS health ceacers es
tablished in Marios county. Upper photo shows the Taylor school, oae of the snoot resaote schools to
which the health program iscrrieL Below la .tike teacher and three of the pupils at this school.
School Directors
AU Lose Places
At Bridge Creek
- Vacancies la al board of
fices for the Bridge Creek
school district were' declared
Thursday morning by the
district boundary board, ha
session at tbe cout bouse.
School is not in session this
year nor waa any teacher
elected. Mary Lt. Kalker
aon, county school superin
tendent and secretary of the
boundary board, has notified
the' Silvertom bank to pay bo
funds for this district sntil
notified to the contrary.
Thu district has been em
broiled in difficulties within
the district at various times.
The school board 'did not
hold an election last June,
and the school law providee
that in cases of districts fail,
ins; to perform duties, the
boundary board may declare
vacancies on the board after
00 days.
Construction of Local Build
ing Held Not Contrary
To Salem Code
Charges appearing In a local
newspaper that the building code
was being evaded in connection
with construction of the Steeves
building en Court street, are con
tradicted in an opinion obtained
from the Pacific Coast Building
Officials conference by City At
torney Fred A. Williams at' the
request of Earl C. Bushnell, lo
cal building Inspector.
The claims published dealt
principally with failure 1o con
struct a masonry division wall be
tween this building, which will be
occupied by the Hallk electric
company, and the one adjoining
which is already occupied by that
The opinion returned by the
building officials conference
"It is the custom of building
departments generally to regard
long term leases as ownership of
the property in question. A
building erected on property lo
cated as this Is should be consid
ered as a single building if this is
the desire of the lessees, and
should be designed and erected in
all Its parts in conformity to the
uniform building code.
"Leases seem to show single
occupancy for both properties. If
combining building not over area
for group F buildings suggest
considering both properties single
The building Inspector has not
yet ruled as to whether the struc
tures to be Joined fulfill tbe re
quirements of the code, but the
issue raised as to the division wall
appear to be answered fully in this
Prune Dryer Is
Taken by Blaze
Early Thursday
MONMOUTH, Ore., Oct. 17.
The prune dryer on the Frank
Lane farm, three miles southeast
of Monmouth, was destroyed by
fire this forenoon. The loss in
building and equipment was esti
mated at $4,500, and destruction
of dried prunes representing an
additional $3,000 loss.
The plant was a converted
dwelling, and had been in nse
steadily for six weeks. The dryer
crew attempted to extinguish the
blaze, but lt spread to rapidly.
An alarm was brought to Mon
mouth by a passing motorist and
the fire department made a trip
to the scene, but found that lt
had been called too late.
Has 12 Health
Eunice Pringle Not Attacked
Says Dr. Peter Suden in
Pantages Trial
Defense Continues Effort to
Indicate Blackmail is
Dancer's Plan
(AP) The defense rocked ' the
trial of Alexander Pantages on a
statutory charge late today with
the curt testimony of a doctor
that an examination he made at
the request of the state produced
no evidence of a criminal attack
on the theatre man's alleged vic
tim, youthful Eunice Pringle.
The physician. Dr. Peter Su
den, was brought. into the sensa
tional proceedings while a storm
was raging over the testimony of
Leo Zlaket, a grocery man.
Dr. Suden said that on August
12 he waB Instructed by District
Attorney Buron Fltts to examine
Miss Pringle. That was four days
after the alleged attack. He said
he found no indications of an at
tack. Physician Insists Pitts
Asked for Examination
The state asked but one ques
tion in cross examination: "Was
the examination made at my re
quest?" Fitts inquired. "It was,"
the doctor replied quietly.
Tbe defense followed with a
motton to place the grand Jury
transcript of Zlaket in evidence.
A 20-minute debate followed end
ing with the state's voluntary dis
missal of its objection and the
document was introduced. .
Zlaket. who had testified to a
conference with Pantages before
the trial, said today that he saw
Nicholas Dunear, a playwright,
"many times" at Miss Pringle's
home in Garden Grove, a Los
Angeles suburb. The defense has
tried- to establish that Dunear
and the girl planned to blackmail
Subsequent Talks With
Pantages Are Admitted
When the witness was asked
how be knew lt was Duneav vis
iting at the Pringle home, he
said: "Well, I had my own opn
ion.M Later he amplified the-reply,
saying: "Mr. Pantages told
me lt was Dtfheav," admitting he
had talked with Pantages at the
theatre man's home sometime aft
er the alleged attack.
The frequency of Duneav's vis
Its as described by Zlaket was In
direct contradiction to the testi
mony of Miss Pringle and her
mother, Mrs. Lou Irene Pringle,
who said he had been at their
(Concluded on Pag S, Column 4.)
SEATTLE, Oct. 17. (AP)
Delayed a day because of broken
control cables governing the sta
bilizers, the Russian fliers were
confident tonight that they will
be able to take their plane, "Land
of the Soviet," into the air shortly
after dawn tomorrow morning for
their flight to Oakland. The
fliers are enroute from Moscow'to
New York on a good will tour.
The broken cables were discov
ered early this morning shortly
before the four Russians arrived
at the Sand Point Naval air base
to take off. They decided to post
pone the flight until tomorrow
when informed that it would take
mechanics until noon to repair the
cables, as they wished to arrive
at Oakland in daylight. The Rus
sians expect to make the flight of
approximately 700 miles in eight
or nine hours.
Henry L. Stimson, secretary of
state, has been determined upon
by President Hoover as head of
tbe American delegation to the
London naval limitations confer
ence in Jan nary.
200 Attend Social Meet in
Fraternal Hall Here
Thursday Night
About 200 persons. United Arti
sans and other fraternal orders
which meet in Fraternal hall on
Center street, attended the "open
house" for which the Artisans
were hosts Thursday night.
Two high officials of the Arti
san order from Portland were
present and addressed the meet
ing. One was Jerry Baylor, su
preme secretary of the Artisans of
Oregon, who outlined the plan for
the state wide competitive drill
for all fraternal drill teams to be
held Sunday, November S, in the
stadium of the Pacific Interna
tional fairgrounds. Seme very
fine cups are to be awarded win
ners by the Pacific International
fair board.
Mr. Saylor, between jokes,
spoke emphatically concerning the
membership campaign which is
being carried on in a competitive
manner between California, Ore
gon, and Washington, which will
close with January 1.
H. S. Hudson, supreme master
srtisan of Oregon, addressed the
fraternal group on the value of
fraternal Insurance and f rater n
alism. Mr. Hudson prefaced his talk
by reminding his audience that
the Artisan lodge was originated
in Oregon 35 years ago and that
its anniversary was being cele
brated this year with a member
ship drive over a large territory
which Indicated the rapid spread
of the order.
Among many other things Mr.
Hudson emphasized the value,
first of life Insurance, which he
said was "the greatest safe-guard
of the American people," and sec
ond, the value of fraternalism.
Said he, "Do not discount the
value of fraternalism. Go down
to the Shriners hospital for crip
pled children, to the Artisan
home, to the Maccabees or the Odd
Fellows home or any of the rest
of like institutions and look
around you at the folk there be
ing cared for. Ask them about
the value of fraternalism."
Associated Press Staff Writer
Unless congress completed ac
tion on the tariff bill at this spe
cial session, lt is quite unlikely
that President Hoover will ask for
such legislation at the regular ses
sion beginning in December.
With the senate and house al
ready in ' deadlock on vital pro
visions, enactment of the bill be
fore the special session of congress
expires automatically at noon on
December 2 is regarded here as
practically impossible.
It Is no secret that President
Hoover Is Indifferent about, the
measure as the senate is shaping
lt and few leaders either of the
senate or house expect him to
sign any bill shearing the chief
executive of the authority to In.
crease or decrease tariff duties as
the senate measure would do. .
Educators Meet
For Conference
Of Principals
More than 100 prominent Ore
gon educators will gather .here
today, for the annual high school
principals conference. The con
ference waa arranged by Harry B.
Johnson, chairman of the depart
ment ef high , school principals,
and C. A. Howard, state superin
tendent of publle Instruction-,
County School Superinten
dent's Office Without
Necessary Funds
Boys' and Girls' Organiza
tions Will Receive No
More Support
After carrying the burden of
boys' and gtrla club work in Mar
lon county for nearly 12 yars. the
county school superintendent's of
fice will end its work In this dl-j
rection on November 1, the end
of the club year. Announcement
to this effect was made Thursday
afternoon by Mrs. Mary L. Fulker-
son, county school superintendent,
after efforts had been made to se
cure some financial assistance
from the 4-H club division of tho
extension service at Oregon State
In all the year that club work
has been carried on in Marion
county through the county school
superintendent's office, the fuws
for it have been furnished by Mar
ion county, with the exception of
from April. 1926, to the end nt
that year when the extension serv
ice paid a part of the expenses.
In this time, the county carried
the burden without complaint.
But when .new requirements of
the service, last spring, necessi
tated additional clerical work in
the headquarters office here, Mrs.
Fulkerson determined to ask for
federal aid for a part time clerical
assistant and for some considera
tion toward traveling expenses, a
total amount of about (500 a year.
The request was flatly refused.
Regret Expressed
At Necessary Step
"I am sorry to make the an
nouncement that the club work
will no longer be handled threucn
this office," Mrs. Fulkerson said
Thursday, "but the county has
been carrying the load all these
years without complaint, eithrt
about the funds expended or the
time the club work has takes
from the regular school work at
this office."
The superintendent said, with
the need for more clerical heln
arising, she did not feel that she
should ask an increase is the
budget for her office, and that tbe
only way to carry on waa through
financial cooperation of the exten
sion division. When this failed,
the only course open was to suit.
Which means that after November
1, club work will be handled di
rect from the state headquarters
in Corvallis.
Other counties In Oregon ba
been drawing some federal aM Vs
(Concluded on Paga 8, Column S )
Drive Nets
ni rsrv t
zau rotai
New members numbering 256
have been signed up by the T. af.
C. A. in the "enrollment w
campaign, the active phase of
which closed Thursday afternoon.
In the men's division which was
chiefly concerned In the campaign,
150 new members were signed,
the teams falling short by 50 t
the goal set. However, many more
men have become Interested, and
the goal Is expected to be reached
within a short time.
Col. Carle Abrams scored tbe
highest number of points In the
men's division contest, 4Sf4.
signing up 16 new members and
13 continuances. Fred Duncan
ranked next with 447 1-4 paints,
signing up the greatest nusvber
of members. 25 new and five con
tinuances. The points were figured
both on memberships and cash
turned in.
Beth Dodge ranked third whn.
18 new members and 11 continu
ances; R. J. Roen brought in 1(
new members and one continu
ance : C. APage reported 11 r
members and four continuance.
R. J. Hendricks led the field in
signing up lapsing members, get
ting 25. Thirty-three men partic
ipated in the campaign, which
was directed by Paul B. Wallaec
Dog Is Found
Through Ad
. .
LOST er 9tim, wltit Colli,
brwwa mn. Rtwtri. TaL 1SF1
The above ad ran In tjs
Lost and Found classifien
tion of The Statesinnsi
Thursday mcsmlng. Thurs
day evening the owner f
the dog aked to have the
ad disconttnned. "Yes, mm
found Duke. she said, fhc
telephone began to ring
is answer to yoor ad short
ly after tho paper was on
this morning. She sounded
happy, and no wonder: The
ads cost her 73 cents, an
tho dog which Is highly nt
wed by every member of the
family was f onnd. ,
This ts only one of band
reds , of - instances show fast
that Statesman , clnssifM
and render ode pay. p
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