The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 21, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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Dsily !tritia tor JU
month tadiDK NTember 80. It2fl
. 6,830
Averttt daily met P'. M0
Audit B of Cirenltio.
Cloudy and unsettled to
day and Sunday; showers
Snnday. Max. temperature,
Friday 50; min. 40; river
15.8; rain .01; calm.
Salem, Oregon, Saturday Morning, December 21, 1929
No. 231
Pair Captured by Posse Aft
er Being Wounded by
William Granger
Official Opens Fire on Rob
.bers After Being Re
lieved of $1623
GRACEMONT, Okla.. Dec. 20.
(AP) William Granger, pres
ident of the Gracemont bana nere,
grabbed a pistol and emptied It
at two robbers who had held him
un in the bank this afternoon and
were making away with money
they had taken, wounding both of
the men as they drove off in a
motor car. A group of citizens
later overtook the pair, forcing
them to surrender.
The two men, Oscar Logston of
Tulsa, and Joseph Cherry, of Fort-
Smith. Ark., were taken to the
county Jail at Andarko. Logston'a
condition was said to be critical.
The men entered the bank
Granger said, with a sawed oft
shotgun and a sack, compelling
him to put all the money, which
the banker estimated was 11,623
In the sack.
Granger Refuses to
Open Door of Vault
The men then asked him to
open the vault, where most of the
bank's money is kept, and thia
Granger told them he could not
do, that it was locked for the
night. One of the men forced-him
to go with him to the vault. Find
ing it locked, the man and his
companion bolted from the bank.
Then Granger seized a revolver
and opened fire. He ran after the
robbers to the sidewalk, and, as
they climbed into their car. shot
Logston in the left thigh. As the
car sped away, be continued to
fire, and another bullet struck
Losston in the left shoulder.
Attracted by the shots, several
merchants armed themselves,
rushed from stores, leaped into a
motor car and pursued the fleeing
Logston and Cherry abandoned
their automobile about a mile
from town and fled through a
iield. The small posse closed Ja.
upon them and Logston and Cher,
ry surrendered
They were brought to Grace
mont and then were taken to the
county jail at Nadarko.
The sack containing the money
was recovered.
DALLAS, Dec. 20 Elmer
Hayes, 23, passed away at the
Dallas hospital early tajs morn
ing. Hayes, who was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hayes of Dal
las, was Injured last Friday ev
ening when lie was struck by a
V car driven by John C. Ugtow, Dal las business man.
Irvln Holman was operated np
t en " the hospital this morning in
; an attempt to save his left leg
I which was seriously injured. His
right leg was amputated above
I the knee and the left leg which
was broken above the knee, has
teen put In a plaster cast. Al
though suffering intensly young
liolman has stood the shock of
the operation well and attending
physicians hare hope of his ulti
mate recovery.
Arrangements for the Hayes
funeral have not yet been announced.
fTiwrrfw- Havy Boulder Causes Derail
regOIl nenl Train; 0. S. C.
TXlAtifc Hoopers Lose by Identical
DlLCIb Score as on Previous Night
Houlder Derails Train
BEND, Ore., Dec. 20. (AP)
Loosed by heavy rains in this dis
trict, a boulder tumbled onto the
Oregon trunk tracks three miles
. 4&outh of Maupin and caused de-
- ruuieui 01 irain o. 1U3 snort-
fV ,y after 1 m- today. No passen-
wgers were injured although both
I ' men in the engine cab jumped.
I Eugene Grappler Wins.
EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 20.
I (AP) George Wildeat Pete. 154,
Eugene, defeated Henry Jones
150. Provo, Utah, two falls out
of three in the main event of the
wrestling card here tonight.
Jcnes won the tint fall in IS
minutes but Pete won the second
in 20 minutes and the third in 18
Hoop Scores Identical
(AP) The Young Men's Institute
basketball team of San Francisco
duplicated the feat of the Olym
pic club by defeating the Oreron
State quintet, 13 to 24, tonight
at Kesar stadium. The Oregon
' fltaters lost to the Olympic team
, last nignt Dy an identical score.
Law Grads Organise
, PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20.
AF) Seventy-five alumni of the
University of Oregon law school.
meeting nere today, perfected
permanent organization to bo
known as the Law Alumni asso-
t elation of the University of Ore
What the Fire Uncovered
County's Biggest
Rains of the monster moonshine plant uncovered on the K. C
Baker farm near Stayton, rented by B. Schatz, when the still ex
ploded Thnnday morning and set on Are the barn which concealed
ft. In the upper picture are shown several of the 500 gallon Tata
in which mash was kept, with a huge pile of barrel hoops and some
of the oil drums found among the ruins of the barn. The crowd of
spectators is in the background. Near the camera in the lower pic
ture appears the huge still, with some of the burning vats on the
Search Made For
Manufacturers of Liquor
Fira Develops Leading to Discovery of
Immense Rum Making Plant
TT7HILE both state and county officials have several clues
T T to work upon, no arrests have been made in connection
with the discovery of an immense liquor still near Stayton
Broadening of the educational
program at the Salem Indian
school is contemplated for next
year, with encouraging prospects
that authorization will be forth
coming, it is reported by Superin
tendent O. H. Lipps upon his. re
turn from Washington, D. C,
where he conferred with officials
of the Indian service.
One step which is being given
favorable consideration Is that of
tying up the school's activities
more closely with the Industrial
and home improvement programs
on the reservations located in the
Pacific northwest.
To that end short courses for
selected adult Indians may be of
fered and the school may also un
dertake some type of extension
worn on the reservations in co
operation with directors of agri
culture, home demonstration
agents, field matrons and similar
Appropriations covering the
cost of the short courses and for a
new gymnasium costing $60,000
are in prospect, the superintend
ent indicated.
gon. Addresses were made by Ar
nold Bennett Hall, president of
the university, and Bert Brown
Baker, vice-president.
Bootleggers Pined $1000
PENDLETON, Ore.. Dec. 20.
(AP) A. M. Service of Baker
was fined $1000 in justice court
here today on a charge of posses
sion and transportation of liquor
on September 19. A large sedan
was confiscated by prohibition au
Fires in November 08
Mnety-eight fires in Oreeon
during November, outside of Port
land, caused a loss estimated at
$414,000, says the monthly state
ment issued by Clare A. Lee.
state insurance commissioner.
This Is the heaviest loss of which
the department has records for
No Fatalities Occur
No fatalities were reported in
Oregon Industries for the week
ending December It, according to
a statement prepared by the state
industrial accident commission
There were (98 accidents report
ed, mis is a decrease of 1. when
compared with the figures for the
previous week.
Highway Open A cairn
The state highway commission
announced Friday that the John
Day highway, which was closed
recently because f snow. Is now
open to traffic.
ii en
hi n
Of Still
Disappear Soon After
Thiirsnav wVipti th ahoH in
which the liquor plant was
housed, burned down, follow
ing an explosion of the huge still.
When county officials were
summoned to the place Thursday
they found the still In a state of
ruins, although 10 mash vats, each
containing S00 gallons of mash.
were yet standing. The still was
said to be the largest ever found
in Marion county.
The only person thought to have
any connection with the operation
of the still ia a Mrs. B. Schits,
said to be the wife of one of the
men operating the still. No other
persons have been found as all
had vanished following the explo
sion. The woman Is being held.
It is not believed that anyone
was hurt by the explosion. "It
anyone was hurt, it was because
he was running too fast," is the
opinion of a deputy sheriff who
viewed the wrecked still. .
men mark tit
With "only two more shopping
days before Christmas" remaining
next week, today is expected to be
the peak day for holiday shopping
in Salem, of a Christmas rush sea
son which has already broken all
past records;
Apparent cessation of rala for
the time being will also have Its
effect in swelling the crowds of
shoppers downtown today. Such a
result was already noticeable Fri
day although the day was not
Although buying has already
been heavy, It is believed that
there are many persons who have
put off their Christmas shopping
because of the bad weather. This
conclusion is supported by the
fact that the Christmas mailing
has so far been lighter than last
Today will probably also see
some mailing records broken, as
it is the last opportunity to get
gifts on their way to points at
any distance with assurance that
they will be delivered before
Christmas day.
Merchants handling all classes
of gift merchandise have reported
that they are well pleased with
the volume of business so far. the
heavy purchasing belying any in
timations that the public as a
whole In "hard up" thia winter.
Portland Firm Is
Incorporated Here
The Portland Smelting and Re
fining Works, with headquarters
In Portland and capital stock of
$30,000, filed articles in the state
eorpb ration department "Friday.
The Incorporators are Aaroa
Popick. Rosa Poplck and Abe
Poplek. ,
Notices of dissolution were tiled
by the Boneboro Orchard com
pany of Hood River and Parsons
and Brown, Inc., of Eugene.
AlBIN charges
Former Salem Mayor Says
Duncan Resorts to Mis
representation Accusation Involves Princi
pal of Grade School
In This City
Charges that Mrs. Minnie V.
Duncan, principal of the Wash
ington grade school in Salem,
took . advantage of her acquain
tance with the C. E. Albin family
and the fact that she had been
the teacher of some of the Albin
children, in making misrepresen
tations in connection with a busi
ness deal, are contained in a com
plaint in equity filed in circuit
court here Friday.
. Mr. Albin. former mayor of Sa
lem, is suing to have reseinded'a
contract under which he purchas
ed the insurance business of J. A
Duncan, husband of the local ed
ucator, in McMinnville. for the
return of money which he paid to
the Duncans as first payment. He
also asks for the return of an ab
stract covering property he owned
In Portland and which was to fig
ure in the deal.
Amount of Profit
Said Overestimated
It is allege in the complaint
that the Duncans repre3ented that
the insurance business was mak
ing-a profit of $150 a month,
whereas Mr. Albin after taking
it over and. investigating its ac
count found that amount of prof
it had not been made in any of
the preceding three months and
that It Incurred a loss of $64.23
in October.
Mr. Albin claims he paid $300
in casn ana mat montniy pay
ments and the property in Port
land were to take care of the
balance of the purchase price.
$1400. He took over the bus!
ness November 20.
City's Machinery Stops Be
fore Signs Put in Place
For Automobiles
Tuesday - Wednesday
day - Friday. And ' no
signs yet.
Persons who harbor the belief
that all that is necessary to elim
mate an evil Is to pass a law,
would have that faith rudely
shaken should they journey along:
Broadway, Hood street and Fair
grounds road this morning un
less some city employe happened
to get there first and put up some
stop" signs.
After weeks of agitation on the
part of the residents along those
streets and particularly around
Hood and Fifth for some regula
tion to stop the frequent accidents
incident to fast driving and heavy
traffic, the city council passed an
ordinance Monday night designat
ing the aforementioned as
through" streets.
Up to late Friday night the
signs Indicating as much had not
been put in place. Mayor Livesley
stated that he had signed the ord
inance, but was of the opinion
that it had not yet reached the
city recorder. However, anticipat
ing the mayors approval, the
council had given the prop'ef in
structions to the street depart
ment Monday night.
Auto Runs Wild
As Driver Loses
Found to be suffering from a
cerebral hemorrhage after his
automobile had run wild on Cross
street apparently after he became
unconscious, Winwood Robins, a
carpenter employed by the Oregon
Packing company, was taken to
the Salem general hospital early
Friday night At midnight he had
failed to regain consciousness.
Police who answered a call
from the vicinity of Cross and
Winter streets found Robblns in
the car. which had run over a
lawn, grazed a . telephone pole
and then crashed into a parked
- The address of the man, who ia
about OS year old, was not
learned, other than that be lives
on Berry street.
Special Clarion
Is Published by
Student Stall
An sight-page Clarion, com
memorating the anniversary of
its first edition on December 4,
1104, was distributed at the high
school yesterday and met with
Immediate approval of pupils and
faculty. The newspaper carries
many remembrances .of the days
of 20 and 25 years ago, and will
be read as eagerly by many par
ents as by the high school stu
dents themselves.
Possible Reason -For
Oregon Coach
Situation Is Seen
Some light on the Me.
Swan situation at the Uni
versity of Oregon Is famish
ed by the following from the
New York Times:
"Among those mentioned
ne candidates for .the .Co
lumbia coaching berth is
GapC John McEwan, former
ly of West Point, who re
cently resigned at the Uni
versity of Oregon, the resig
nation to take effect after
Oregon's game with Florida,
on Saturday. McEwan has
been very successful at Ore
gon as bead football coach
and director of athletics and
with only the Florida game
remaining on its schedule,
his 1929 team has won sev
en games and lost only two.
Oregon, defeated by Stan
ford and St. Mary's has the
distinction of being the only
team to "cross St. Mary's
goal line."
Former Oregon Coach Avers
President Interfered
In Grid Affairs
Associated Press Sports Editor
NEW YORK. Dec. 20. (AP)
The victim of an ouster apparent
ly effected under extraordinary
circumstances. Captain John J.
McEwan, one time ail-American
center and head football coach at
the University of Oregon for the
past four years, today found his
name involved in the rapidly
growing list of gridiron shake-
McEwan Joins Enoch Bagshaw
of the University of Washington
In the general upheaval among
the principal colleges of the Pa
cific northwest but under differ
ent circumstances. Bagshaw yield
ed to pressure and resigned in the
midst of an unsuccessful season,
to be succeeded by Jimmy Phelan
of Purdue. McEwan, with a con
tract carrying him through 1930
has been relieved in spite of his
willingness to continue after one
of Oregon's best seasons, ending
with a tie for the Pacific coast
senferenoo-tHW- - -
"My only trouble was that the
president of the university and I
could not agree on whom to sub
stitute at critical moments," Cap
tain McEwan told the Associated
Press today in making it clear
that he would not put up a fight
as Bagshaw did, to fulfill the re
mainder of his contract.
Another curious sidelight of
MeEwan's case was an apparent
attempt to show that as a former
Army player and coach, be at
tempted under cover to supply
West Point with motion pictures
of the Stanford-Oregon game, de
signed to aid the Cadets in their
forthcoming engagement at Palo
Oregon Football Coach Now
Through; New Man Sought
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Captain John J. McEwan, vhose costrict as football coach
at the University of Oregon has been casreTled by official action ot
university authorities. Announcement wan made jresicrdny that hla
socowtor r-"l be sought, tnunediatelf. .
Every Effort to be Made to
Change Status of Ore
gon's Mentor -
Graduate Manager to Scour
Country in Attempt to
Fill Vacancy
EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 20 (AP)
The University of Oregon will
start Immediately in quest of a
football coach to replace Captain
John J. McEwan, whose contract
was terminated by action of the
executive council at a special
meeting Thursday night. Karl W.
Onthank, executive secretary of
the .institution announced today.
If possible a coach will be ob
tained on a professorial status,
which simply means that he will
work on the same basis as col
lege professors, rather than under
a contract basis, Onthank said.
On the other hand, Oregon may
be forced to employ a coach un
der contract, if one they desire
will not consent to work under
any other terms.
Salary to Be Adequate
President Hall Declares
The professorial basis does not
mean that the coach would re
ceive a salary of $4000 or $5,-
000 a year. President Hall, in a
recent statement said. Dr. Hall
declared he realized that good
coaches were in great demand
and that Oregon, In competition
with other schools, would have
to pay a handsome price to ob
tain one. However, It is not ex
pected that the new Webfoot
mentar will receive more than
Captain MeEwan's salary of $8,-
500 annually and it may be less.
Jack Benefiel, graduate mana
ger, has been delegated by the
executive council to scour the
Country for a new coach, Onthank
said. Benefiel will start his
quest Immediately. It is be
lieved, however, on his way east
to Interview prospective coaches
that Benefiel will stop off at Des
Moines, Iowa, where he will con
fer with officials at Drake uni
versity regarding a night game
at Soldiers field. Chicago, on Oc
tober 8, 1930, in whltfh Oregon
and Drake will be participants.
It is believed that three assis
tant coaches at Oregon, Prink
Callison, freshman coach; Billy
Reinhart, varsity backfield, and
tiene Shields, varsity line, will be
considered along with other avail
able mentors for MeEwan's Job,
and it the search for outside
coaches proves fruitless, It would
not be surprising if one of the
threa aasiatants ia elevated to the
head coachshlp.
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Miss Walton
To Make Trip
Mlse Beatrice Walton, private se
cretary to Governor Patterson,
will leave here today for San
Francisco on business. She will
return to Salem late Monday.
Christmas Campaign Reach
es HalfWay Mark In 1929
Drive for Money
Previously reported 855.77
Paulns Bros. Pkg. Co. 2.50
M. and Mrs. J. H.
Callaghan 10.00
A Friend B.OO
A Friend , 1.00
Mrs. C. D. Burgess 5.00
Dr. W. B. Morse. . . 20.00
Salem Culinary Al
liance, local 452 5.00
E. W. Kay 5.00
Mrs. C. Demarest . . B.OO
Salem Woman's club 10.00
Dr. M. C. Findley . . .5.00
J. J. Elliott 5.00
Offering, community
Christmas program
at Y. M. C. A. ... 60.03
Street kettles, Dec 20 64.06
Total to date . . .$1,038.36
The bread winner had been sick
in bed for many months.
His meagre savings had dwind
led. How to buy food for his wife
and five children was the ques
tion. As he tossed on his sick bed,
this was the problem ever before
him. But the Salvation Army
heard about him and his little
family, and Captain Williams im
mediately got Into his flivver and
weni oui xo see mem ana nau
out Just what they needed.
When he arrived he found that
the sick man needed medicine.
He found the family also need
ed clothing and groceries, for
there were five children, ages, 15,
11, 6, 3 and nine months.
He Immediately obtained the
medicine for the sick man. fixed
up a supply of groceries from the
store room at the Army hall and
took them back in his automobile.
After he had purchased the medi
cine and provided food he brought
the mother down to the Salvation
Army clothes room and selected
a number of garments for the
The man is now able to be back
at his job again but, owing to
some debts Incurred while he was
sick, they sre Just "getting by."
Into this home will go one of
the Army's generous Christmas
boxes next Tuesday.
What have you done towards
supplying the money with which
to do this' sort of work?
The Army ts relying on TOU to
do your part and do It quickly.
Christmas Gilts
Are Prepared by.
Training School
Seventy-three gifts, each bear
ing the name of one of the 73
girls at the girls' training school.
have been wrapped in holiday at
tire by members of the Encinitis
club and are already to be de
livered to the girls next Monday
evening, when the 'Encinitis group
will go to the training school to
give the gifts and to sing Christ
mas carols. The gifts were don
ated by the Encinitis and the Sa
lem Zonta clubs.
Scenic Pictures
Are to be Shown
Motion pictures of a mountain
climbing party on the slopes of
ML Hood, and other scenlo pic
tures will be shown by Dr. David
IB. Hill at the 8alem chamber ot
commerce luncheon next Monday
Among the views will be some of
Sllrer Creek I Alio and the Sliver
creek canyon. Dr. Hill took the
pictures, and will 'give a descrip
tive talk as they are shows.
CLARINDA, la., Dec 20
(AP) Seven persons, six ot them
I members ot one family were kill
ed near-here early tonight when
the Tarklo branch passenger train
of the Burlington railway struck
a truck on U. S. Highway No. 71.
Vets Wi
Session In
This City
Department Head Say
Local Post's Work
District Conference of
American Legion Is
' Staged Here
Unqualified praise of Capitel
Post No. 9 of Salem for Its out
standing community work. Its un
excelled achievement as host to
the 1129 department convention,
and particularly the h o n r
brought home to Oregon by its
drum and bugle corps, was ex
pressed by Sid S. George of Eu
gene, department commander f
the legion in Oregon, in an ad
dress at the public meeting Prfday .
night at the armory which : closed
the district conference held here.
Commander George declared that
no legion post in the state had
contributed so much to the esteeat
in which the legion is held in
this state, as the Salem post.
Purposes of Legion
Organization Cited
Objectives of the World tar
veterans' organization were out
lined by the department com
mander. In connection with rae
policy of preparedness-which it
advocates, he stressed the potat
that it favors preparedness for de
fense only, and i? opposed to Mil
itarism. Mrs. Newton Chaney of Mfd
ford, state president of the Legion
Auxiliary, discussed the object
ives of that organization, s-ti&-ing
the aid which it provides fur
disabled veterans in the hospit
als. One difficulty, she said, is that
many veterans fail to take advan
tage " of the hospitalization to
which they are entitled, because
there Is no one left to care fev
their families. The service organ
izations should discover tne
cases and volunteer to see
the families are provided for. m
that the veterans in need ot med
ical aid may have h) before it is
too late.
Officials Deliver
Speeches of Welcome
Addresses of welcome were -livered
by Mayor Livesley aad
Secretary of State Hoss. Enter
tainment included music by the
Auxiliary quartet, the drum ceres
and the Salem high school banoV
posts in ine live c
in the district hl
ence with auxiUa
afternoon, and !-.... .
cers also held a meeting of tirw.-
nwn f
Counties represented were Mar
lon, Polk, Yamhill, Washington
and Tillamook. A number of de
partment officers of both the Je
gion and the auxiliary were pres
Large Crowd on
Hand to View
Program Friday
Six hundred persons attended
the community Christmas pro
gram at the Y. M. C. A. gymna
sium last night and the succeta
of this first effort tor a Yuletide
entertainment minus the usual
pomp and commercialism was so
marked that it Is probable it wUl
become an annual event. Ten Sa
lem churches, the Sacred Heart
Academy and the Salvation Army
cooperated in the program.
Each of the numbers on the pro
gram was given splendid applatme.
Carol singing was led by Rev. W.
Earl Cochran and the Christmas
story was told by Rev. Norman X.
Tully. The choirs and several of
the soloists from the cooperating
churches united to give the
Christmas music, the real feature
of the community Yuletide obser
vance. A Christmas cheer collection of
$60.03 was received and will be
turned into the Salvation Army
ORANGE, Calif., Dec. 20
(AP) Elizabeth Gale Poinaeiter,
63, wife of former United State
Senator Miles Potndexter er
Washington died here early to
Willamette River
Lacks 4 Feet of
Flood Stage Here
Alter reaching the 15.S
foot level, 4.4 feet below
flood stage, early Friday
morning, the 1 Willamette
river remained 'at that
hefeftt , all daf, falling kei
bear out predict kiu that the
.flood mark would be reach
ed. It ts expected to recede
today. .
Several families living ha
Kelxer bottom were expect
ing to be marooned Friday
morning and bad their boats
ready to row out. but t
road was not covered. ; ;