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Salem, Oregon, Thursday Morning; November 21, 1929
NO. 205 1
ArguesForNew Railroad Line
BE GIN POST
: Started"' Tfui1
Winter In Salem
.Federal Counsel Asks That
: Further Delays be Dis
Opening of Case Requested
For January 13 of Next
Year at Capital
WASHINGTON, Not. 20.
(AP) The government took
, steps today seeking another con
viction on the
lease cases, re
Owen J. Kob- j
- erts and -Allee
Edward L. Do
hamy be brought
to trial Janu-
ary 13 on his
ment. . Inability of
sel to agree on
the date of trial for the California
oil magnate caused the prosecut
ors to ask the District of Colum
bia supreme court to make a de
cision on the time. Frank J. Ho
gan.vconnsel for DoBeny, said his
time, would be taken by ciTjl liti
gation In other oil cases and he
would not be ready for trial un--M
The Indictment charges Doheny
with haying given Albert B. Fall,
former secretary of the interior,
a 1100,000 bribe for leasing the
Elk Hills, California, naval pe
troleum reserve to one of Do
heny's companies. . Fall's appeal
from that conviction is pending
in the District of Columbia court
of appeals and the Doheny counsel
who helped defend the former
Interior secretary have contend
ed that the. issues, raised in Fall's
appeal should be decided before
Doheny is tried.
Government attorneys are anx
ious to try ; the .case , soon as
possible. ' - : f
. t -
Proposals! made this week to
put city prisoners at work at the
Incinerator, k Wednesday bad ' theS
approval of practically all parties
concerned, and all that remained,
apparently, was to put it into ef
- feet. .'.'. .
Alderman Paul Johnson, "chair
man of the health and police com
mittee of the city ' council, en
dorsed the plan without qualiftca
tion. Chief of Police Minto had
Ifpreviously- signified his approval.
Mark Poulsen, city recorder
and police judge, indicated that
he considered the move advisable
at least In some cases, especially
. those of men convicted on (barges
of drnnkenness who are unable to
pay fines and seem content to oc
cupy cells in the city jail end be
fed at city expense.
In the case of men sentenced to
Jail terms, It will be necessary for
the police judge to specify "with
labor" In sentencing them, in or
der to legalise their employment
at the Incinerator. Men who are
In jail la Hen of paying fines as
sessed, may be put io work with
out that formality.
The proposal, made by Alder
man S. E. Parvine, was that the
men be employed In catting wood,
hauling out ashes, digging trench
es and covering debris. Attempts
made ta the past to work the pri
soners on the streets hare proven
unsuccessful, but It was believed
that at a definite location like the
incinerator, they could be guard
ed adequately without too many
officers being assigned to guards.
C .L- DOHISMV
Jj 10 RUSSIANS SENTENCED
MOSCOW, NOT. 20. (AP)
Death sentences were pronounced
V today on ten wealthy Russian
Celebration Planned As
New Gas Service Placed
In Operation For Salem
The putting Into service of the
sewly completed gas main supply
ing Portland manufactured gas to
Salem xUl be celebrated with a
ceremony at the gas plant today
at 1 p.m. Mayor T. A. Livesley
has been Invited to turn the gate
opening the valve which will per
mit the sas to flow into the gas
solder; at the local go plant at
the foot of Chemeketa street
-rhlch will then supply the service
mains to all parts of the clay. -Ever
since the Portland Gas
Coke company took oyer the gas
. plant last summer, work has gone
forward io lay the main connect
ing 8alem with Portland. The
work was completed some days
. ago but the complete service will
" not start until this afternoon. The
entur represents an investment
of a half , million dollars and Is
Associated Charities Plans Best -Method of
Taking Care of Destitute Cases "in
City During Cold Season :
SALEM is to-have a soup and bread line this winter. There
is already apparent plenty need for such a thing, accord
ing to Mrs. Mae Young, secretary of the Associated Chari
ties, who has taken steps .to feed many this winter through
the "bread line" medium. Mrs. Young has made arrange
ments for. a stove to be set up in the Charities headquarters
at 207 North Front street, and through cooperation-of butch-
ers and bakers will be able to
BUSES Mu ll
Round Table. Discussion Will
Be Held at White House .
By JAMES L. WEST
Associated Press Staff Writer
WASHINGTON, Nor. 20 (AP)
the greatest business organisations
of the country win meet with
President Hoover tomorrow in the
third of the conferences to prevent
the situation in the stock market
from affecting the coarse of In
dustry and commerce.
Henry Ford, one of the wealth
iest men in the world, heads the
list of 22 who have accepted in
vitations to be present at 10 a. m.
in the White House cabinet room,
where they will hold a round table
discission with the chief executive
asd Secretaries Mellon, and La-
The names of the most of the
others are equrlly as well known
to America, including Julius Ro
sen wald. of Chicago, .chairman of
the board of Sears, Roebuck &
Company; Owen D. Young, chair
man of the boarJ of the General'
cieciric company; Aurea irr
Sloan, Jr., president of jGeneral
Mo tars; Pierre DuPont, chairman
of the board of the E. L DpPont
de Nemours Company; 'E. C
Granee, president of the Bethle
hem Steel corporation; Myron C.
Taylor, chairman of the finance
committee of the United 8tates
Steel Corporation, and Walter
Glfford, president f the Ameri
can Telephone and Telegraph, com
pany. ERBABSON IS
FUYEB IN SENATE
WASHINGTON, Not. 20 (APJ
Leaders oi the democratic re
publican independent coalition in
control 6f the tariff bill in the
senate today attacked a state
ment by Roger Babson. statisti
cian, published in the New York
World, ascribing "lack of confi
dence' throughout the country
to-th actions of congress.
Senator Borah of Idaho, of the
western Independents, said in the
senate that these opposed to car
rying out the republican pledge of
the last campaign to equalize ag
riculture with Industry "now
speak through the venal voice pf J
Mr. tsabson" ana can for adjourn
ment of congress.
Of City League
PORTLAND, Ore., Not. 20.
(AP) Washington high school
today was declared winner of the
city football championship by Tir
tue of oming through the season
with stx wins, no losses and one
tie. The tie came today,, when
Washington and Commerce bat
tled a seven all contest on Mult
Commerce ended second In the
standings with six wins and one
made in full faith of the company
executives that Salem wiU appre
ciate the improved service and
that demand will make 'the In
creased lnveetment profitable.
- According to Manager Bergsvlk
the householder will nromntrr no.
tie the Increase of heatlnr effi
ciency of the fag because the b.
t. n.'s or- heat units have greatly
increased, toe test now showing
S70 b. t. B.'aer enbie foot which
was more than contained In the
lonner gas supply. The new gas
la made, in the- modern oil-gas
plant, at Linnton. below Portland
and piped through high pressure
mains to saiem.
- The old coal-gas plant here will
be held aa a stand-bv nlant for asa
in emergency. Its efficiency Is low
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serve soup, a hot drink and
bread to destitute transients
and local persons.
Heretofore, the Charities has
been able to give persons down
and out money to buy a meal, bat
indications are that the number
of persons who will need to be
fed tbi winter will be the largest
ever handled here. Because of
the number, It will be Impossible
for the association to send aU to
restaurants, so Mrs. Young baa
herself volunteered to prepare
food for the needy, thus planning
to care for a larger number at
The association did not conduct
"J h,ft m VnLi
Us location, but Mrs. Young
cooked for the needy for three
winters when the Charities were
located at 640 State street. She
believes, however, that this winter
will see more actual demand for
free food than ever before. Meals
will be open to anyone in need.
The increased population in
Salem, the number of ."floaters
and especially the seasonal work
ers who have had to throw them
selves npon charity because their
(Concluded on Page 2, Column I.)
Salem Westminster Founda-
" tion Holds Session in
More than 50 persons attended
the Salem Westminster Founda
tion banquet held last night at the
First Presbyterian church parlors
and presided over by C. P. Bishop.
The session was held to enlighten
local persons Interested in ithe
work of the Foundation npon the
campuses at Eugene and- Corrallis.
A. 8. Patullo and J. J. Ross,
members of the; First Presbyteri
an church at Portland and on the
Foundation's state executive com
mittee since organisation 10
years ago, explained the work car.
Tied out at the schools. They
pointed out that 42 student pas
tors are working over the state.
that Rev. Adams and Rev. Mon
roe G. Everett are doing splendid
work at Eugene and Corrallis
Westminster houses, respectively.
and that about 1,400 Presbyter
ian "Students are enrolled at the
two schools of , higher learning.
Approximately $30,000 is needed
to pay off on the two houses on
the campuses, to clear up the In
debtedness and to maintain the
work for the next two years, they
No definite quota was set for
the local church to raise, however
R. C. Davis will have eharge ef so
licitations here and any amount
that Is raised between now and
Thanksgiving will be turned over
to the foundation.
. WASHINGTON, Nov. JO (AP)
Funeral honors for only the
mostexalted in public station were
extended today to James W. Good,
secretary of war. as the caotal'a
last! ribute to nim who little more
than a week ago stood among; the
nation's leaders In the fullness of
Foremost among those . who
mourned was President Hoover.
He sat with head bowed as serv
ices were conducted "In the east
room of the White House. with a
dignity which typified the gentle.
loyal and .self-sacrificing friend
ship, as the president himself de
scribed it, of the war secretary's
attitude toward, his fellows. -
. Upon three occasions Mr. Hoov
er stood beside the oler- el Ala
cabinet officer, looking loar sad
sadly npon the face of Jlm
Good. Tears stood in the eyes of
the chief executlre. :
One Killed; Ten
i Hurt in Accident
! TERRANOYAT Paasania. Car-
ainia. Not. 20. (AP) The first
fatal accident in Italian civil avia
tion today, In which one man. was
killed and ten persons injured
was attributed to an optical illu
sion due to the mirror like calm
ness of the water which caused
the pilot to over estimate his
HIGHEST IOB 15
PAID JAMES 600D
ublic improvements Under
way at Present Time
Telephone, Gas and Water
Companies Mi Pushing
"Your streets are all torn, up,'
complained - visitor In Salem.
"Yes, just like New York," was
the old resident's reply.
Salem s streets have been torn
up rather extensively of late, with
gas mains, telephone cables and
sewers being laid beneath them.
and motorists have been occa
sioned some slight annoyance.
At present, an unusual area of
downtown streets is barricaded,
gas mains being under process of
installation on the west side of
Liberty between State and Ferry
and on the north side of Ferry
from Liberty across Commercial.
-Telephone cable is being laid on
the south side of State from Lib
erty to High. Cottage street south
of State Is torn up with sewer con
But before any motorist falls
to find parking space raises a com
plaint, he is likely, to stop and
consider. This unprecedented vol
ume of public utility construction
means much to him if he is tax
Two Million Added
To Public Tax Roll
Improvements which will add at
least $2,000,000 to the total of
taxable public utilities in Marion
county are now under way. The
largest item, the Improvements
planned by the Pacific Telephone
and Telegraph company, accounts
for half of this amount, although
the work will not be completed for
The first unit, construction of
the new telephone building on
State street, between .Cottage and
Winter, is nearing completion, but
the installation of equipment, ex
tension of the telephone system in
the county, replacement of over
head wires with underground ca
ble and the change to the dial
operating system, will require sev
eral years. X will be that long be
fore mis muuon in value will all
be added ta the tax rolls.
Gas Company's Plant
Worth Half Million
The Portland Gas and Coke
company's improvements, Involv
ing construction of a large main
(Concluded on Page 2, Column I.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. tl.
(Thursday) (AP) Harry F.
Sinclair was released from the Dis
trict of Columbia Jail at 12:07
o clock this morning,.
jriasnngnts of cameramen
boomed as the wealthy oil men
emerged from the old red build
lng in the eastern part of the city
where he has been confined since
May 0 for conviction on charges of
refusing to answer a senate com
mute s questions and shadowing
A number of prisoners who
worked in the front office, and
me waraen, Major wmiam u
Peake, bade the distinguished pris
oner good-bye. Former Senator
Owen of Oklahoma, called Just
before the mur of his release and
accompanied him 'as he left the
Just above the exit from which
Sinclair walked was the drug
store and infirmary where he
worked as pharmacist and assist
ant to the Jan physician. Major
peake said he had.not yet found
a prisoner to take Sindalrs place.
E. W. Sinclair, bis brother, and
G. T. Stanford, an attroney were
outside the prison gates as the
hoar neared for Sinclair's release.
Mrs. Sinclair was waiting for hint
at a downtown hotel.
" "I have nothing to gay,' Sin
clair said as he strode rapidly
through the Jan corridor, when
he added, "I came to Jail tor pot
talking, you know." :
POWER SHORTAGE IS
SEATTLE. Not. S-(aP)
With sailing orders of th Lex
ington navy airplane carrier, can
celled and the big ship with its
212.000 horsepower generators
ordered to stand by, officials in
Seattle asd Tacotna took new hope
today that the electric power
shortage, caused by extreme dry
weather, would be remedied soon.
Although definite' orders have
not been received from Washing-
ton for the Lexington , to begin
generating power for the. cities.
Rear 'Admiral Henry J, Zlege.
meler wag" instructed to take a
snnrey of power.eondltions In Se
attle and Tacoma at once. Ad
miral Ziegemeier announced that
he bad called a meeting of offi
cials of the cities to provide him
with data which he can transmit
to bis superiors at one.
K-- 'cUjMi 1A -
C. O. Jenks, vice-president In
ins hearines in Man Francisco on his
Nahl. In the backronnd are Judge
Western Pacific, left, and Evan J.
LINE GAINS SPEED
- . -
More f han 20 Witnesses on
Stand Cite Reasonslor
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. -0.
(AP)' The Interstate commerce
commission hearing into the ne
cessity of a. proposed Great North
western Pacific railroad from
Klamath Falls, Ore., to Keddle,
Calif., sained momentum todav
as more than a. score of witnesses
crossed the stand.
Most of the testimony came
from northern. California resi
dents although Oregon and Utah
representatives were heard. Di
rector C. D. MaHaffie, presiding
for the commission, gained much
time by throwing out even great
er masses of evidence than had
fallen by the wayside at previous
sessions. His reasons were that,
the material In most cases was
largely repetition and that other
parts were argumentive.
Testimony this afternoon came
from a group of farmers in the
area to be served directly by the
proposed line.' They included
Mrs. Cecelia Chamberlin, secre
tary of the Greenville chamber of
commerce, -Peter Girig, Bieter
Stockman, Salve Vue, Burney
Farmer, F. W. Loosley, Pltville
Sheepman, George Harper, Adln
Stockman ' and H. C Jack of
They added specific examples
to. the record already compiled
concerning improvements In
tranpsortation service for their
territory expected to result from
the building-of the 200 mile rail
ASTORIA. Not. 20 (AP)
County Auditor G. Ziegler today
filed a report with the Clatsop
county court urging that action be
taken in the matter of an alleged
shortage of ever 11400 in x the
funds of W. C. Kirk, clerk of the
Seaside school district.
Ziegler stated that bis audit of
last July revealed the shortage
and that the matter hag not been
remedied to date. He declared
that he reported the matter to the
county superintendent of schools
and the -district board but that no
action has been taken to date.
The court referred the. matter
to the district attorney with' In
structions to lay the affair before
the circuit court . stand : ; Jury,
which is to meet December a.
Kirk is a former clergyman and
has served as Seaside city trearur.
er and' a member 'of theSeastde
police force. . . ;;-;-.
OREGON SPTJPS "WIN
SPOKANE, Nor. -0. (AP3
The Netted Gem potatoes of David.
W. Ulrey - ot Weston. - Ore.; were
given the . , grand .championship
over 600 entries In the eighth an
nual Northwest Potato Growers
show here today. -
charge of operations Great Northern
road's oetitlon to enter California.
Frank AngeUottI, associate counsel for the . Great Xortikrn and the
Foolda, counsel for the Southern Pacific. ..i 'k
Love No Cure For
CHICAGO, Nor. SO
(AP) Falling ta lore Is
worse than having indiges
tion for a tubercular person.
Dr. W. F. Peterson of the
University of Illlnais college
of medicine said In radio
talk over station WLS this
"Worry is one real canse
of fatigue," Dr. Peterson
said.. "Half the battle in tu
berculosis is centered about
the nervous apparatus. Give
ft a chance. Dont fret, don't
be peevish, don't be too sen
sitive and whatever yon do,
dont fall in love. That la
worse than Indigestion.
Emotion upsets the body
more completely than most
Be Given by
The Commonwealth Fund,
sponsor of the Marion county
child health' demonstration, will
be host for a dinner at the Marl.
on hotel at :S0 o'clock Monday
evening for members of the coun
ty court, the school board, city
council and others inalem and
rural districts " Interested In the
health program. Seventy-five In
vitations have been issued to the
affair. Dr. Estella Ford Warner,
director ef the demonstration, will
preside at the dinner, which la the
htrd and last given by the. Fund.
Purpose of the meeting is to
give a progress report of the ac
complishments of the demonstra
tion thus far and to discuss some
of the Jobs remaining which the
unit is working on. This will be
the final report to the group of
cooperating bodies. Similar re
ports were siren in 1127 and in
Salem's population is due to In
crease greatly, although most of
the Increase will be but tempor
ary, today when toon sen da of
shoppers from communities in
this cttys trading district flock to
Inspect the exceptional bargains
offered ta the "All Valley Day"
Bargains formally listed num
ber 10, as each of the 44 stores
participating In the "All, - Valley
Day"-project Is offering at least
two bona fide bargains on first
Although the day was planned
primarily- to interest out-of-town
shoppers, the same bargains wu
be available to Salem folk,; and
many of them ' are " expected to
grasp the opportunity. -,
Stores participating-in the bar
sain offer may be identified -by
the cards so announcing, promin
ently displayed in their windows.
THOUSnfJDS DUE TO
SHOP HERE TODAY
railroad, one of the leaders attend
Is shown in tbls sketch by Vireil
Adams, Dawes, Morrow and
Gibson Will Represent
United States '
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.
( AP) President Hoover today
completed the American delega
tion to the London naval confer
ence by appointing Charles Fran
cis Adams, secretary of the navy,
and Ambassadors Charles G.
Dawes, Dwlght W. Morrow and
Hugh S. -Gibson.
This increases to seven the
number of the American dele
gates, Henry L. Stimson, secretary
of state, already having been des
ignated chairman, and Senators
Reed, of Pennsylvania, and Rob
inson' of Arkansas as members.
A state department announce
ment of the new appointments
reiterated that Admiral William
Y. Pratt, commander in chief of
the United States fleet, and Rear
Admiral Hilary O. Jones, retired.
would be the chief naval advisers
to the delegation.
In his capacity as secretary of
the navy, Mr. Adams would be
expected to head the technical
committee of the delegation, a
place whleh Theodore Roosevelt,
Jr.. as assistant naval secretary.
held during the Washington arms
conference in It 21.
In College Chiefs
In Year Noted
NEW YORK, Nov. 20. (AP)
- Thrlty-five new college presi
dents haveJ been elected since
January' 1, 1929, six elected In
1928 Inaugurated. Four acting
presidents resign ated, and presi
dential affairs of ten other insti
tutions placed In the hands of
staff members pending filling of
vacancies, says Archie M. Palm
er, in an article appearing In the
Association of American colleges
bulletin for November.
Foreign Missions Board
Of Methodist Church to
Launch Drive for Money
PORTLAND,' Ore., No 20.
(APIThe board of foreign mis
sions of the Methodist Episcopal
church at Jts final session here
today voted to take the lead in
Issuing a challenge to Its denom
ination to raise 110.000,900 for
the world service program of the
church daring the ensuing year.
It the challenge is accepted, it
was said, : Methodists will .raised
about $2,000,000 more this year
than in the- past, ?- ;
The board of bishops, the board
of borne missions and church ex
tensions and other boards of the
church were asked, to Join . the
board. of foreign missions la Issu
ing the. challenge.
Theboard today voted Indirect
appropriations of f 194.204 for the
Independents Plan of Offer
Cohorts, of C-J Proper
Capital Journal Methods to
Be Avoided by Faction
Will Mayor Livesl?y, shorn ef
his power of appointing standing
committees "of the city council,
nevertheless sit as a member of ;
the committee on committees tot .
which that tssk has beea assigned
by recent action of the council.
Such an eventuality is not be
yond the realms of possibility, for
this week members of the controll
ing independent party In the coun
cil were considering a proposal
to nominate the mayor for a pis"
on this committee. It will be se
lected at the next council mat
ing, "December 2.
No definite decision had ben
reached Wednesday, and the possi
bility was also foreseen that tle
mayor would decline to serve, but
the prosepct appeared to be thkt
he would be offered the opportuni
ty still to have a voice in the
selection of Committees.
Change in System
Caused by Necessity '
The resolution introduced and
passed recently by the independ
ents changing the manner of com
mittee assignments, was regarded
by them as a progressive Btep
based on sound governmental prin
ciples, yet one which would aot
have been taken except for nec
essity. For several year- past, dissen
sion has prevailed over the distri
bution of committt-e places, un
mistakable evidence appearing
that the mayor was uing his pw
er as a club to force the council
into electing the men he favored
to salaried offices in the city gov
ernment. That he ha3 nsed it- to
force action he desired in other
matters, has been openly admit
ted by his semi-official mouth
piece, the Capital Journal.
Independents' Not to .
Abuse New Power
In voting for the- resolution
which deprived the mayor of this
power, the independents promised
that they would not abuse it ae
the mayor had done, but would
give every, member, including -those
of the Capital Journal party,
a fair deal in committee assign
ments. Recently several of them have
reiterated that this was ne idl
promise, and as evidence, they
have proposed that the mayor be '
offered a" place on the committee
on committees. It goes witaoat
saying that the other two mem
bers will be selected frtm the in
dependent party, which now haa -a
majority of nine to four vetaa
in the council, with Alderman
Doughton still aa unknown euae
tlty. FESSEQ SLAYER -
REDWOOD CITT, Cal.. Nov.
20. (AP) Ira Kirk, confessed
slayer of ClaraBdeke, 20 -year old
San Francisco high, school teacher
forced himself on the. witness
stand at his preliminary hearing
today and in a rambling way told
his story of the crime. Later he
was held to answer without bail.
Asked If he wished to make any
statement Kirk said, "I do," and
moved to the witnesa stand over
the protets of Assistant District
Attorney Richard Bell and Justice '
of the Peace Percy W. Jacksoa. et
Burlingame He was told it was
not the practice to take the sta-4 -
"Very well, fair enough.
shouted Kirk, "I am wlllins ta
take the stand. I can tell it all
now. I realize what this means."
Then he rambled on about be
ing charged with killing one per
son,, bnt having killed another.
He explained he meant the eeat-.
plaint as read pronounced tka
name of Miss Boeke one way while
it should be pronounced another
ensuing year as compared with
1210,447 last year.
Direct appropriations were
ed as follows: . .
- Eastern Aria: 52,1S4; south
ern sla, $287,00;' soutbeaetera
Asia, $220,050; Europe and North
Africa. I2C1.K2S. .All appropria
tions were smaller than last year.
i Following an address by bus- -op
William O. Shepherd of Paris. ,
the board voted a conditional ap- '
propriatioa of $4,600 to aid worn
already established. in Spain. Con
ditional appropriations were mad
for the Oothenberg seminary.
Sweden, $25,000, and $15,000 for
work in Algeria.';; - -" '
; A conditional ; appropriation
gtvei permission to . those ukleg
for money to solicit gifts for work
they are sponsoring-, ; .
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