The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, August 01, 1930, Page 1, Image 1

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Salem, Oregon, Friday MonrifigAiisBst 1, 1930
No. 10
Famous Girl Stunt Pilot Due
Here With N, W.Air Tour Party
Gunmen's Shots
Made Her Widow
Selects Youth
For Big Honor
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Reorganization, Possibly
Receivership. Planned
To Continue Work
Minority Stockholders Said
Objecting to Lack of
Regular Reports
The Involved affairs of the Ore
gon Linen Mills promise to come
to head within the next week or
ten days. The resignation of Col.
: W. B. Bartram as manager has
precipitated the problem which
-has confronted the officers and
directors for some months, name
ly the financial reorganisation of
the company. . The mills were
closed down recently with . some
assurance that they might be .re
opened in case pending orders de
veloped. A recent effort to inter
est eastern interests in the enter
prise failed. - ,
The board of directors, com
posed chiefly of local and Port
land men, is due to meet Monday
to act on Bartram's resignation
and discuss the future . of the
property. Rumors were current
yesterday that a receivership
might be recommended in order
to eonserre the assets of the company-
with a riew to reorganiza
tion and resumption' of opera
tions. In case a receivership oc
curs, operation would be contin
ued by the receiver.
Stock Holders
Main Objectors
A group of minority stockhold
ers have become active the past
few days and have considered the
formation, of a stockholders' pro
tective committee. They have be
gun inquiry into the company's
The complaint of some
stockholders is that no meetings
of stockholders have been held
since the initial meeting to organ
ize in 1925; that no annual re
ports of operations have been
made to the stockholders; that
the directors have continued to
hold office without holding the
regular annual meetings for elec
tion of directors, unless they were
held without notice. Further com
plaints have been made that the
affairs of the company were
turned over to the manager and
that the board held infrequent
meetings and so did not know
the costs of operation and condi
tion of the company.
While none of the minority
group was willing to be quoted
direcly, they stated that they
planned to do everything in their
power to save the linen industry
for Salem. They expressed their
faith in the future of the enter
prise if the combination of suffi
cient working capital and experi
enced management ob
tained, and pointed to the success
made at the Miles Linen mills
when It was taken over by new
management a few years ago.
Not Concerned In
Merger Proposal
The group which has been cpn
" ferring the past week is not in
terested in the Miles plant and Is
solely concerned in protecting the
Interests of the stockholders of
the Oregon Linen Mills, so that
the mill may be continued as an
, Independent enterprise and not
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PORTLAND, Ore., July 31.
(AP) George Heathman, builder
of two Portland hotels ' of that
name, died in an ambulance that
was taking him to a hospital to
night. Death was attributed to cere
bral hemorrhage.
Heathman is survived by his
widow, a brother, Harry E., and
a sister, Madge.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 31.
(AP) Word was received today
from II. V. Schmaltz. Burns at
torney, that Frank Dobkins' fences
around the Wagontire mountain
water hole were opened late Wed
nesday. Opening of the fences is believ
ed to have ended the long con
troversy about water rights -for
cattle on the mountain. The water
hole is on property owned by W.
W. Brown, but Dobkins held home
stead entries on 16 "forties' en
tirely surrounding Brown's prop
erty. Dobkins fenced his land so
ail cattle were shut out from the
water supply. -
. Recently the government land
office .canceled some ot Dobkins
entries. Dobkins asked a rehear
ing, which was refused.
- REDBIOND, OreWoly 81
. (AP) P. W. Earner reported
today tbt Willow creek and
abont 60 springs la that Tkinlty
are entirely dry. Many of the
springs have never before been
known to go dry. Ranchers are
T haaling water from wells to
: swpply their cattle and sheep.
PORTLAND. Ore., July SI.
(AP) Federal Judge McNary to-
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Iiss Dorothy Hester, the Portland girl who has done what no other
woman airplane pilot haa ever done; make three consecutive out
alde loops. She will arrive here with the Northwest air tour party
McNary Sees Bright
Outlook f or Future
Farm Relief Will Come Gradually Along With
Improvement in Other Fields of Activity
Says Senator on Return to Salem
(At Fir Cone Farm. Marion County)
"You can't expect complete farm relief in a month or
a year as a result of congressional legislation' 'Said Sen
ator Charles L. McNary Thursday after his return from
one of the stormiest sessions he has experienced in Wash
ington. 'The relief for farmers as well as for all phases
of business will come gradually, but it will come," he pre-
Liner Is Saved
-From Bad Fire
JERSEY CITY, N. J , July 31
(AP) Fire discovered In a
hold of the Dollar Liner, Presi
dent Harrison three hours before
she was to sail on a round-the-world
cruise, was under control
tonight. Great quantities of wat
ter wire poured into the hatch
es, however, causing the stern
to stick in. the mud of the Hud
son river.
Heathman Dies Suddenly '
Dobkins Fences Opened
Murder Charge Removed
Salmon Fishing Resumed
day ordered murder charges
against Clayton Kirk, Klamath In
dian dismissed after the federal
grand jury had failed to return
an indictment against him.
Kirk had been held in the In
dian hospital at Klamath Agency
since June 30 in connection with
the murder of Louis Knight The
two Indians had exchanged shots
during a quarrel. Knight was kill
e'. and Kirk was wounded slightly.
WHEELER, Ore., July 31.
(AP) Commercial fishing will
resume on Nehalem bay at 6:00
o'clock tomorrow night. Troll
catches recently have been good
and fishermen expect a tood catch
on chinook salmon.
PORTLAND. Ore.. July 31.
(AP) Federal Judge McNary to
day signed temporary injunctions
closing for one- year t o Astoria
and two Portland places declared
nuisances in connection with re
cent liquor convictions.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 81
(AP) -The Multnomah county
civil service commission today
denUil thA amplication of C 8.
Stowe for reinstatement aa cnier
deputy eosmty clerk.
Stowe recently was acquitted
of charges of violating the civil
service code by engaging la poli
tics. - y;v .
PORTLAND, Ore.,-July II.
(API The municipal civil service-board
today exonerated B. B.
Balrd, discharged patrolman of
charges of accepting money to
"fix a traffic ease ant ordered
him restored to duty. , .
o aictea.
McNary looks for business
conditions in the country to pick
up during the late fall and win
ter and believes complete relief
will be effected by spring of
1931. "It is a world-wide depres
sion, but however general it may
be it is only temporary."-
"The Hoover administration
has been all that could be ex
pected, coming at such a time
as this," the senator declared
commenting upon recent dissatis
faction voiced about the presi
dent. "Hoover has done every
thing humanly possible, to aid
conditions, but the remedy neces
sary for complete relief is be
yond human control. It must
come naturally with the improve
ment in economic conditions."
River Development
A Major Interest
But business conditions are
not McNary's specialty. He would
rather talk of other things,
namely, river and harbor de
velopment, reclamation projects.
farming, and farm problems. His
main interest, now, he says, is
In the development of Oregon
through such developments as
are projected on the Columbia
and Willamette rivers.
"The complete development of
the Willamette river between
Portland and Eugene or Spring-
field is of special interest to
western Oregon." he declared
telling of legislation making this
project possible. "This year
congress adopted three amend
ments I offered, one for the
deepening of the river between
Portland and Oregon City to
eight feet, second, a re-survey of
the Willamette river between Sa
lem and Oregon City to a depth
in excess of four feet, and third
a survey between Salem and En
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Escape Efforts
By Two Convicts
Come to Naught
L. Oorham and A. Sllsby, con
victs, attempted to escape from
the Oregon state penitentiary
here Thursdays while working in
a flax field a short distance north
of the mala Institution.
Guards were sent In pursuit
and the men were captured after
running less. than a block. The
convicts offered -n resistance
when overtaken by the guards,
and were -returned -to the mala
prison. -"-- .": " "
, Gorham Is serving three years
in the penitentiary for burglary
in Umatilla county, while Sllsby
is serving two years for larceny
in Lane county. .,, . . .,
Berquist and Swanson, Said
Experienced Powder
Men Are Victims
Thrown Over 50 Feet From
Scene, Badly Mangled
Reports State
cial) Swan Berqnist. 60, and
Nels Swanson, 45, "bard rock
men" whose homes were said to
be in Portland, were killed in
stantly by an explosion of dyna
mite in the rock quary on the
Jack McNary place near Drake's
crossing, ten miles east of Silver
Just how the fatal accident oc
curred la not known. The men
bad drilled a hole 20 feet Into
the rock and sprung it with sev
eral minor shots, then placed a
heavy charge of dynamite in the
bottom of the main nole. They
also had some sticks of dynamite
at the surface, and investigation
afterward showed that ' this had
exploded as well as the charge
sunk in the rock.
Death Instant,
Berqnist was thrown a distance
of 100 feet by the Mast and Swan
son 50 feet. Men who were
working not far away telephoned
to" Sflverton for a physician and
the Jack and Ekman ambulance,
but the men had evidently been
killed Instantly. The bodies were
badly mangled.
It was reported here that Swan-
son was an expert "powder" man
with 15 years of experience. He
was said to have been single. Ber
quist was married, his family liv
ing in Portland. Funeral ar
rangements have not been an
Outlets Must Be Extended
Below Water Line, is
Officer's Verdict
Outlets to Salem sewers were
inspected yesterday by Dr. Fred
erick Strieker, state, health offi
cer. Dr. Vernon A. Douglas, coun
ty health officer, and H. H. Van
devort, member of the city coun
The inspection trip was occa
sioned by fact that outlets to the
three of the city and the state
sewer on Center street, are not
covered, due to the low level of
the river. As result of the trip.
Dr. Douglas said last night some
kind of report on the condition
would be made to the city coun
cil next Monday night.
Members of the Inspecting par
ty were of the opinion that it will
not be a difficult problem to cor
rect the situation. State regula
tion requires that every sewer
outlet be entirely under water,
which Is ordinarily the case here
except m one or two summer
Hickory Street
Problem Difficult
The Hickory street outlet of
fers the greatest problem, and
one which Spicker wants a state
sanitary engineer to Investigate.
Here the sewage empties into a
slough, back water from the Wil
lamette. Some method of getting
this washed out must be devised,
probably either through long ex
tension of the sewer, or a cut
through to let river water rush
into the slough.
The Center street and Marion
street sewer outlets were also in
vestigated. The Union street out
let, coming out under the rail
road bridge. Is covered properly,
The July grand jury In its ex
piring breath today expressed its
confidence in an early' solution
of the murder of Jake Lingle
Tribune reporter, and washed
away the general smirch of rack
eteering from the record of oth
er Chicago newspapermen.
The Jurors in a 'final report to
Chief Justice Denis J. Normoyle
of the criminal court, held the
rumors associating several re
porters with gangsters and crlm
Inal activities were unsupported
by evidence.
They gave a Tote of confi
dence to the state attorney and
the investigators working on the
Lingle- murder.
- .The grand jury report wrote
Gals: one phase of the Lingle
murder ease that bad developed
from the investigations in Chi
cago of Harry -T. Brundige.
Brandlge. the grand Jury com
mented today, had acted in 'good
faith as a reporter but Ws ac
counts were predicated "upon
purely hearsay evidence.''
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Mrs. Gerald Backley, widow of
the Detroit radio announcer
who was shot to death by three
men in the lobby of a Detroit
hotel where he sat. Buckley
waa a member of a wealthy
family and la said to have tak
en aa active part in the cam
paign to recall Mayor Charles
Radio Entertainer is Said
To Be Sweetheart of
Gunman Sought
DETROIT, Aug. 1 (AP)
Margy Mansell, 21, radio enter
tainer for WMBC, was arrested
early today in connection with
the slaying of Gerald E. "Jerry"
Buckley, political commentator
for the station, shot by three
gunmen July 23 after he had an
nounced the recall of Mayor
Charles Bowles.
Police said Miss Mansell is a
sweetheart ot Pete Llcavoll, a no
torious gangster, sought as "key
men" in the slaying. She was
taken to police headquarters for
Questioning. Licavoli'e automo
bile was found in her possession
police said.
(AP) General Plutarco Ellas
Calles, former president and one
of Mexico's outstanding military
leaders,' will marry Senorita Llor-
ente, 24, at his big ran Ji 1" miles
from here tomorrow. The an
nouncement was made tonight In
circles close to the Calles family.
T. A. Robinson and Mrs. T. A.
Robinson, who Is the daughter of
General Calles, will be the wit
The general and his biide will
spend their honeymoon at Tehua-
can, State of Pnebla, which Is a
resort famous for its hot springs.
General Calles is 52 years old.
His first wife, Senorita Natalia
Chacon, whom he married while
she was in her teens, died in June
IS 27, at a Los Angeles hospital,
where she had gone ft. an opera
tion. The general was then president
and as there is a law forbidding
Mexican presidents to leave the
country he was unable to go to his
wife's bedside when she died.
PARIS, July 31 (AP) Two
thousand republican guards,
mounted and afoot, reached here
tonight and were distributed at
strategical points as reinforce
ments for the city police as a
precautionary measure against a
much advertised communist man
ifestation tomorrow.
Preventative arrests as Prefect
of Police Chiappe calls the plac
ing of communist leaders In pri
sons and police stations overnight
have reached nearly 200.
Tomorrow is the sixteenth an
niversary of general mobilization
for the world war and has been
proclaimed by the communist
party "international anti-war
Premier Tardleu has forbidden
any parades, meetings or inter
ference with work.
Mild Case of,
Diphtheria Is
Reported Here
First case of a serious conta
gions disease to be reported in the
city la several weeks bobbed np
yesterday, when Illness of a three-year-old
Salem child was diagnos
ed as diphtheria. The child had not
had the toxin-antitoxin immuniza
tion, reports Dr. Vernon A. Dong
las, county health officer. There
are three other children In the
. The case reported is not severe.
Dr. Douglas sends out the remin
der that immunization clinics are
held each Saturday morning at
the child health . . demonstration.
Much Discussed Suitcase
Contained Chemicals
Witness Declares
Woman Brings New Angle
In 14-Year Old Case at
Court Hearing
CAP) Governor C. C. Young
and members of the advisory
pardon board plan to question
Joha Mac Donald, retracting
witness in the 1910 trials of
Thomas J. Mooney and Warren
K. Billings, at the state capitol
here Saturday afternoon.
Arrangements for the hear
ing were explained tonight by
Vincent Kennedy, the gover
nor's executive secretary.
(AP) Estelle Smith, important
witness In the trial here of War
ren K. Billings for bombing the
preparedness parade July 22,
1916, today tore wide open the
supreme court's investigation of
Billings right, to a pardon by
giving evidence,' never before dis
closed, that Billings was an acid
thrower Instead of a bomber.
. Miss Smith, who at the time
of the parade worked in a den
tist's office, told the supreme
court Justices she saw there dur
ing the parade the man she later
learned was Billings. He had a
suitcase he was afraid to have her
lift, saying he was a cameraman
from a newspaper and afraid
"you'll strain the lenses in my
Later, she said, she met Bil
lings in city prison and he told
her the suitcase had contained
acid bottles and he had come to
her office not to make pictures of
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Approach Hankow and Oth
er Industrial Towns on
Yangtse River
SHANGHAI, July 81 (AP)
Communistic activity in south
central China that reduced the
rich city of Changsha to a sham
bles and resulted in an attack
yesterday on the U. S. gunboat
Palos tonight was sweeping on
unchecked in an apparent effort
to clamp the red grip on the
Yangtse river valley with its
many important cities.
Pillaging bands of Chinese
communists were reported with
in 25 miles of the Important in
dustrial cities of Hankow, Wu
chang and Hanyang, and authori
ty 3 of the Japanese concession
In Hankow were erecting barbed
wire defenses.
Klukiang and the nearby sum
mer resort of Ruling were re
ported being evacuated by for
eigners. Communication was
fragmentary and the exact sit
uation was unknown.
Shanghai Now
Becomes Worried
Indications the communists
were preparing to establish them
selves throughout Hupeh and
Hunan provinces were contained
in dispatches from the affected
area. They told also of plunder
ing along the Peking-Hankow
Even Shanghai's foreign set
tlements were under special
guard. Police patrols were dou
bled and authorities prepared to
crush any disturbance.
Meanwhile Hu Han-Min, as
president of the administrative
section, announced the govern
ment would be responsible for
whatever happens. The foreign
office Indicated an early reply
would be made to a Washington
state department communication
concerning Americans at Tsianfu,
Shantung province, reported en
dangered by nationalist air raids
against the rebels.
Legge To Carry
Acreage Gospel
Into Northwest
Chairman Legge of the farm
board left for Indianapolis to
night to carry the gospel of acre
age adjustment into the soft red
winter wheat belt of the- east
central states and to the white
wbeat regions of the Pacific
northwest. :.'
After conferring with growers
of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michi
gan and Missouri at Indianapolis
on August 1, he will go to Chica
go for conferences with officials
ot the national wbeat, cotton and
livestock marketing groups, He
will be joined there by Secretary
Hyde and they wilt go together
to Caldwell, Idaho on August 8;
Pendleton. Ore., August l; Port
land, August 10; Spokane, Wash.,
August 11; and Bosoman, Mont
August 12. . .
Scholarship Test Requires
Much Puzzling; 49
Try to Answer
WEST ORANGE, N. J.; July 31.
XAP) Forty-nine bright young
men, selected as this . ar's most
promising preparatory school
graduates in the states and the
District of Columbia, dove down
today into 50 typewritten pages
of one of Thomas A. Edison's cele
brated questionnaires and came up
smiling but sha1 ing tthftir heads.
One of these rowmtsters Is ro-
ing to be selected tomorrow for
a four-year college coarse, "all ex
penses paid, but before taking him
on as a protege, Edison wanted to
Know several uings. Ann, as
ert C. Ladd, Vermont entry, wan
ly observed, as he left the exam
ination room "so much of it was
the kind of stuff you can't learn
in school."
The toughest and most thought
provoking of Edison's Questions,
Wltberboys generally agreed,, had to
ao wun a-scienuiic parry siranaea
in the desert. Here Is the ques
tion: Nice Problem fa
Ethics Involved
"Ton are at the head of an ex
pedition which has come to grief
in the desert. There is enough
food and water left to enable three
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M. A. Butler, paroled from the
Oregon penitentiary this summer,
was in Jail here last night, facing
two charges each of which may
send him back to his former resi
dence at the end of State street.
Haled before Justice Brazier
Small on Thursday afternoon
Butler was charged with obtain
ing money under false pretenses
and also with issuing a check
without sufficient funds. Bail
for the first charge was set at
$2000 and for the second at
$1000 neither amount Butler be
ing able to raise.
Butler asked time to consult
attorney and indicated he
would plead not guilty
to the
The complainant on the charge
of obtaining money under false
pretenses is a local bank which
loaned Butler $300 when he gave
a statement showing he had a
net worth of $5700. The bank
alleges Butler bad none of the
property he claimed was his own
Tree Sitting Contest -
Ot Objectors Goes On
The endurance contest for tree
Bitting objectors to the city's pro
posed vacation of Trad r reet for
the Oregon Pulp and Paper com
pany continued uninterruptedly
Thursday with considerable doubt
apparent if the .11 remaining re
monstrance signers would come
down before the council convenes
August 4.
The metaphor appeared mixed,
however. Inasmuch as City Attor
ney Trindle stated that be had
prepared a written oppinion de
claring the Oregon laws made It
impossible to vacate the street un
less the remonstrance was with
drawn or two-thirds of the prop
erty holders of Salem petition for
the vacation. Thus the paper mill
rather than the remonstrance sign
ers appear to be la the tree.
' Mrs. Sarah E. Stale y. 457 South
Commercial street, withdrew her
name, leaving 11 of the original
signers, although Dan J. Fry, Sr.,
Just back from Neskowin, has not
as yet 'actually withdrawn his
Max O. Boren, one of the sign
ers of-the remonstrance, has had
pictures taken showing the huge
cinder clouds generated at- the
mill. Buren contends tlat the cin
ders can be stopped in the same
manner that the Pacific Northwest
R-1 00 Circles Over Montresl
Awaiting Dawn Wheri
Landing Will Be Mate
After Long Flight
Bad Weather Encountered
Over Gulf, Damaged Fin
Also Causes Delay But
New Record is Set
ST. HUBERT, Que., Aug.
1. (AP) The British diri
gible R-100 arrived over St.
Hubert at 1:30 a. m. on &
Transatlantic voyage frem
Cardington, England.
The airship which left
Cardington at 9:45 p. m.
Monday made the flight here
in 76 hours and 15 minutes,
which sets a new record for
east-west crossing of the At
lantic by a dirigible.
She va3 delayed during
the last hours of the flight
by a damaged fin which
greatly reduced the speed. Near
the end of the trip heavy thun
der storms caused further delay.
The dirigible was sighted tea
miles northeast of here at 1:05
a. m. traveling slowly east to
ward the illuminated landing
field. Half an hour later the
huge ship was barely moving at
an altitude of about 500 feet.
Cheers Arise a
Big Bag Appears
Appearance of the sky wan
derer, after many hours waiting,
was the signal for an outburst
ot cheering from those at the
field who needed sweaters and
coats because of a drop In tem
perature. " -
From the airport the ship flew
to Montreal, 15 miles away and
circled the city at 1:40 a. ra.
She flew lew with her lights
shining and searchlights plavirg
on her long gray flanks. Moor
ing at the airport was deferred
until dawn.
July 81. (AP) The Brltieb
dirigible R-100, largest of air
craft, tonight was making clow
progress down the St. Lawrenc
river valley, headed for this air-
port after repairs were made to
a damaged fin which delayed her
progress several hours.
A message from Squadron
Commander R. S. Booth said tke
dirigible should reach here by 11
p. m., she was due at 4 p. m.
Trouble Noted
Over Quebec
The messages telling ot the
damage did not detail its exteat.
nor Its nature. It was recall!
the ship scraped a fin in betog
walked from her hangar at Car
dington, England.
When the big silver ciger .
neared Quebec at 4:10 p. m., it
was apparent she was in trouble
since she was making slow bead-,
way and at times appeared to t
standing still or drifting with
the wind.
A few moments- later Both
wirelessed the field here he k4
a damaged fin and probably
would not arrive until tomorrow.
The mishap, coming almost at
the end of the voyage and inni
150 miles from her goal, recalled
a similar occurrence aboard the
Graf Zeppelin on her niaidca
voyage to America two years
Public Service corporation haa
handled its-cinder problem.
Buren intimated Thursday that
he might be induced tovwithdraw
his. name provided the paper com-,
pany made a binding, written
agreement to handle the cinder
problem in a manner to rem ova
the nuisance entirely from the
downtown district.
Buren said the facts he had un
covered led him to take issue that
the elimination of the cinders
would cost $50 dally. He said bis
remonstrance to the vacation at '
the street was made r.s a matter
of public policy and declared hia
self opposed to the Idea of boy
cott of citizens who expressed their
Tiews In the remonstrance. '
Several councilmen meanwhile
expressed themselves as favoring;
the vacation of the street. One de
clared he would rote for the meas
ure, remonstrance or no remon
strance, and wonld leave It to the
signers of the petition to bring
court action to restrain the vaca
tion .of the street If they felt such,
action Illegal. .
Oposition expressed about town
was centered first ca the cinder
nuisance which It is held the paper
mill has aHowed to' continue ao
second on the alleged need of all ;
of Trade street , for : .the future .'
growth of Salem.