The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 25, 1930, Page 1, Image 1

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Generally . - cloudy today
and tomorrow; casional
rains on - the coast; frees
Ins; temperature Interior.
Salem, Oregon, Thursday Morning, December 25, 1930
No. 234
The -maddening rush ' of
December is over;' every
one now, rich or poor, can
rest easy for : day.
nnrnnv nnnrmin
iVurkey Dinners and Special
- Shows at Asylum and
At State Prison
Only 'One man in City Jail
1 But He's to get all
Turkey he Wants
While Christmos , trees glitter
and sparkle in priTtte homes. to
day, family dinners are enjoyed
and rifts dainty, pretty and use
ful are exchanged, several thou
sand: "hidden" residents of the
city will also be treated to spe
cial observances of some nature.
They -are the inmates of the
state- institutions, the county and
city Jails and the patients at the
At the county Jafl a special
feed will be prepared by the
chef, although there may not be
turkey. Last night 17 prisoners
were held In the Jail, all of
whom : win be fed today.
At the Oregon state hospital,
a Christmas tree and trimmings
has been proTided for the par
tients and a Christmas dinner
of special , attractiveness and
preparation has been arranged.
A Christmas gift of SO boxes of
prunes was made to the institu
tion by Paul Wallace.
The- state penitentiary gang
will hare ;a turkey feed, about
60 turkeys and all trimmings In
cident to a real Christmas will
be served at the noon meal. And
as the long line of men pass
from the dining "oo after en
joying a -turkey dinner, each
will be presented with a package
containing fruit, candles, nuts
and orange. "As a special treat,
a moring picture will be shown,
two showings being arranged la
order that all might-see it,-. -
-Turkey, toowuxeatureljhe
day's cheer at the tuberculosis
hospital, and the other Institu
tions will hare a dlnher appro
priate -to the day.
Chief of Police Frank Minto
says he has only one man in the
city jail, but that , he will get
plenty of lurkey.
Christmas caroling by mem
bers of the Jason Lee church at
the Salem General hospital
brought nearness of the Yule
time tOthe patients there. At
the Deaconess hospital, a Christ
mas program for the old folks
was held Monday night, and
Tuesday night a program for all
the workers was held, and carol
ing was done by members of the
Business and Professional - Wom
en's club. - Last night two Meth
odist ehurch groups sang carols
' at the hospital. And today there
win be turkey and goose and all
things associated therewith for
all who can enjoy them. '
A surrey completed by the
state highway department here
last night showed that 60 crews,
with a total of 1162 men, has
been organized under the emer
gency employment plan adopted
by the Oregon state labor em
ployment commission and the
state highway commission.
In eastern Oregon 15 crews,
with 340 men, hare been organ
ised. Central Oregon has 10
crews, with 201 men, and south
western Oregon nine crews with
a total of 210 men. Sixteen crews,
with 411 men, hare been organ
ized In northwestern Oregon..
The surrey also showed that
185 extra men ha Ye been added
to the regular maintenance pa
trols operated by. the state high
way department. ' Approximately
235 men are working on extra
crews, tasking . a total of 1581
men actually at work In addition
to those usually employed at this
time of the year. ...
. Many of . the emergency crews
are rotating on a three day a
week basis,. More crews will be
operated on this plan If the num
, ber of men registering exceeds
i the Jobs available.
Meteor Seen in i :
Idaho; Dozens ?
Of Towns Rock
LEWISTON, Ida Dee. 24.'
CAPJ A meteor, preceded by a
brilliant flash that lighted; up
the countryside over an area of
(0 or CO miles, wss reported to
fcava fallen at S:57 tonight.
' Buildings In a dozen towns were
rocked by the explosion that
came when It struck the earth.
Several hundred persons in
nnrth central Idaho , said the
flash which lighted up the conn
tryslde with . a. brilliance that
was almost "like daylight, vre
'' -ded -- the , explosion by - about
i n CHS TO
xee . minutes. - ; - - , t
Fa U s t o
2nd Delegation
Member Called
Dr. W. Carlton Smith, well-known
. Marion county physician, who
' died in Portland yesterday fol
lowing? an operation. . '
High! Mark; Reached Mon
day With- 87,500 Stamps
In Machine
More Christmas mall was hand
led at the Salem postoffice , Jhls
season than l In ... 19 2 9 ,, xeporta
Postmaster J. H. Farrar, with
the high mark in the history of
the office being 'reached Monday
when S7.500 pieces of mall were
put through the cancelling ma
chine. .This mark was 11,000
pieces more than the previous
record. .
Early prediction that the
Christmas mall was falling short
of a year ago went quickly to
smash when business piled up the
first day of this week and con
tinued heavy every, day, even up
to yesterday.
With the TOlume of business
done by the postoffice a major in
dex of business conditions, those
who are grumbling .- hard times
may ' take heart that things are
not as bad as they seem.
Last Four Days Make Up
For Earlier Deficit
The last four days mailings at
the postoffice overcame a 10 per
cent decrease in the business of
the mailing period from Decem
ber 15 to 19, and established the
mark above that of last year.
In the 1929 Christmas mail
period from December 15 to 24,
$10,870.83 wbrth of business was
handled. In the same period for
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500-Pound Man
Dies in Portland
PORTLAND, Ind., Dec. 24.
(AP) George Butterworth, 60,
reputed to be one of the world's
fattest men,) died at his home
here today following a paralytic
stroke. He was said to have
weighed nearly 5Q0 pounds. He
had traveled with show and car
nival troupes.
I mmmmmm n i i i 1 1 i w.
"Tired but Happy" Says
Ensign Williams of Army
Prev. reported . . .$1,012.00
First Cons;, church , . 11.69
Mrs. G. J. Pearce. , S.OO
Gertrnde Maea .. . " 5.00
J. Lb Lankennan . S.OO
Women's Relief
Corps ......... -, .0O
F. D. Bowma ... 2.00
Rath Thayer . . . . v ' 2LOO
Gasale A..'fles S.OO
W. H. Burghardt . -r ; : v 8.0O
Mabel Mills ..... , 8.00
Carl D. Gabrielsoa . 10.00
W. B. Morse . . 20.0O
Street kettle for
. Dee, 24 ....... '8.
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Total to Date.. . .
-Tired bat happy,! describes
the Salvation Army workers this
morning, after a strenuous day
yesterday filling and delivering
110 Christmas boxes. , ; r
-- - Ensign ' Williams states that
this la the largest number ever de
livered by the Army In Salem any
Christmas. ? ' ' . : : s - - x " . t ' ;
, MAnd such magnificent dona
tlons of foodstuff I have never be
fore seen, the ensign stated. Our
building was simply jammed to
Smith is
Sa ve Li fe
Marion County Physi
i dan and Legislator
v " Dies in Portland 1
Dr. W. Carlton . Smith,
prominent Marion county
physician, native of this
county, and a member of the
state house of representa
tives, died in the veterans
hospital in Portland early
last night following an oper
ation performed Tuesday.
Dr. Smith had been-in
poor health for several
months and went south on a
trip recently for a respite
from work but his condition
was not considered grave. -
- - He went to Portland Tuesday
for further medical treatment
and an operation - for gallstones
was advised Immediately. Physi
cians 'found upon operating that
his condition was grave and
while he rallied somewhat early
Wednesday morning he failed to
survive the day.
Salem Friends Shocked,
Illness not Thought Serious
Salem friends were shocked
last 'night at the news of his
death, having not considered
him as gravely ill. His wife was
with the doctor at the time of
his death and bis sister who
lives at Klamath Falls was in an
auto rushing to his bedside.
- Funeral arrangements had not
been completed last night.
The doctor's sudden death
'marks the second fatality among
Marion county's delegation of
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-AssoeiATion FAILS
(AP) The Consolidate Building
and Loan association-a local or
ganization, is In the hands of the
state building and loan commis
sioner, it was revealed tonight, ;
Before Charles A. Whitmore
submitted his resignation as state
building and loan commissioner
he appointed Carleton W. Hol
brook custodian of the associa
tion and filed a petition In super
ior court asking approval of his
The petition sets forth that
the association is "In an unsafe
condition" and the custodian
was appointed December 17 a to
"prevent waste or diversion' of
The ' consolidated association,
which was licensed to do business
March 1, 1928, is a much smaller
institution than the Guaranty
Building and Loan association
which recently was placed in the
hands of a receiver because of
the huge defalcations of its man
ager, Gilbert H. Beesemyer. ,
Snow Lacking at I
Ketchikan Today
KETCHIKAN, Alaska, Dec. 24
(AP) A rowboat and umbrel
la would be more appropriate
than a sleigh for Santa Clause
when he visits this ."far northern
town" the weather man predicted
tonight. Though one degree
north of the' historic 54-40 line,
Ketchikan will experience its
tenth snowless Christmas , in 14
years. . ' - .' '
capacity and it was very difficult
to make even a pretense at any
effective kind of organization in
connection with the fiUing of the
baskets." Williams said and i I
surely hope that this will be the
last Christmas effort which we
will have to make in the present
building." ;
Hope to Reach 29 Mark I
" The fund amounts to $1109.12,
but Williams says he feels that it
will probably reach approximately
the same figure as last year,
The Phllco radio donated by
the H. F. Stiff company remains
to be disposed of and there are
other sources of income which
will swell .the fund, Williams
states. - , ; .
Among numerous contributions
reported by Williams there la the
4 3 H eases of fruit from Hunt
Bros, cannery 49 cases from the
Northwest cannery and $4 boxes
of pears from Paul Wallace. - -
"Everybody has been the very
essence .of kindness and we wish
Salem to k sow that the Salvation
Army deeply appreciates the help
and - cooperation given so gener
ously during this Christmas sea
son j the. ensign said, rand we
wish - one and - all a very happy
Captain Hawks Says Pace
Of 150 Miles an Hour
Must be Regular
20-Hour ; Schedule Across
J Continent not far Distant,
Leader View
YORK, Dec. 24 (AP)
Speed, speed more -speed. That's
the dish Captain Frank Hawks
would serve aviation for 'Christmas.-
. . "I'd like to see all schedules
speed up to at least 150 miles
an hour cruising speed," he said
today to 'the Associated Press in
commenting on the year which .
lies ahead of aviation.
- - "We've got the plush Interiors,
the heated planes, the ash trays,"
he said. "What we need is' more
Captain Hawks has flown dur
ing 1930 the' fastest commercial
plane in the world his little low
winged Travelair, the so-called
"mystery ship."
Continent Record of 12 Hours,
Held by Audacious Flier
He holds the transcontinental
record, at less than 12 hours fly
lngi time. He has made the trip
between New York and Washing
ton, between New York and Bos
ton, between New York and a lot
of other places faster than any
aviator ever flew those distances
At 250 miles an hour he has
dashed around the country telling
manufacturers, pilots, flying exe
cutives: "Speed up, speed up."
That's where the real value of air
planes lies, he believes in their
ability to get you somewhere in a
If his wish should come true
a schedule of 160 miles an hour
the flying jtime fromjtoast tjqt,
coast would be cut from its pres
ent rall-alr time of SO hours to
20. With lighted transcontinental
airways a reality of the near fu
ture It only remains to perfect a
plane which can hold that speed
and the passengers can have an
early breakfast in New York and
a late dinner in Lot Angeles.
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NEW YORK. Dec 24 (AP)
A view of the Panama Canal inr
spired .Professor Albert Einstein
in radio Christmas greetings to
the United States today; broad
cast from the steamship Belgen-
land at sea. Describing the can
al as "one of the greatest works
of American labor," he said:
"It was not only a difficult en
gineering feat, but also those who
worked on the job needed to be
guarded against Malaria. In the
solution of these problems it is
shown that the American people
have not only great technical
skill, hot a deep consciousness of
social responsibility. ' Certainly
this peace festival should serve
not only to keep this feeling alive,
but to deepen it. -In this sense,
I wish yon a merry Christmas."
10fl00 Men Will
Be Back on Full
Time January 5
(AP) The Sacramento Union
will quote officials of the local
Southern Pacific company head
quarters tomorrow as saying ap
proximately 10,000 shop and
maintenance employes of the
railroad's northern district are to
return to work January 6, on -a
full time basis.
The men have been working
for two months on part time
shifts of three days a week. Two
ten day layoffs were put Into ef
fect during that period.
The northern district includes
that part of the system between
Tracy, Calif., and Ogden, Utah;
Oakland, and Portland.
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Newspaper Goes
To Press Sans
Any Crime News
24. (AP) The American-Republic
- local afternoon daily
newspaper, went to press today
without any crime, disaster, or
otherwise depressing news . on
page one. - The newspaper said
today's policy -could prevail on
each Christmas eYe.
"We want to forget the sor
rows of - life and cling at least
for a day to the threads of love
and charity and proclaim to the
world -. good will toward all
men," .
s in
Slump in World Markets
Could be met Through
Embargo, View
Capper and Farm Head Will
Confer; Imports Fata!
To Domestic Crop
Chairman Legge of the farm
board suggested today to members
of the senate' agriculture commit
tee that a temporary embargo
would be the most effective step
if world wheat prices continue to
slump below domestic Quotations
to a point permitting imports of
Canadian wheat. .
. Senator Capper, Kansas, a re
publican member of the senate ag
riculture committee, in making
public the chairman's proposal, of
fered to sponsor such legislation
If Legge's fears of imports ma
materialize. Burdensome Surplus Justifies
Move, Legge Writes
A temporary embargo would
seem justifiable, Legge wrote, "in
view of the fact that we will have
a burdensome surplus without im
porting any wheat."
The embargo. Capper pointed
out, could probably be obtained
more quickly than an Increase In
the tariff, now 42 cents a bushel.
A study would first be required
of the tariff commission before it
could make recommendations.
Before the Christmas recess
ends, Capper expects te-confer
with Legge.
Briefly reviewing the world
wheat situation, Legge said the
Liverpool market on Tuesday had
closed at 60 cents, .while the
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J. - W. S. Stanford of Stayton,
who Tuesday was arrested follow
ing threats by mall to blow up the
Bank of Stayton unless $500 were
delivered to him through the Su
blimity postoffice, was lodged -In
the county jail here yesterday af
ternoon. Stanford, a woodcutter whose
arrest was due directly to an at
tempt to cash a $30 check which
officials believed was not backed
by funds, was brought here fol
lowing appearance in the Stayton
justice court on charge of forging
a check.
He was committed to the jail
here for trial, and wllf probably
be returned to Stayton for that.
Stanford admitted to officers
yesterday that he had written the
letter which was in possession of
Stayton bankers and which threat
ened tbe bank.
Steeg Talks to
French People
Through Movies
PARIS, Dec. 24. (AP) Pre
mier Steeg set a precedent in
France tonight when, 'speaking
to representatives of a French
talking pieture company, he gave
a message of Christmas good
cheer and good wishes for tbe
hew year to the people of
In his message, which will be
broadcast in movie houses and
theatres throughout the country
tonight at the stroke of twelve.
Premier Steeg declared the gov
ernment held good will for all
Frenchmen and wished peace to
reign In the world.
He called upon his friends to
support him' and asked his po
litical enemies for fair play.
Loose Maniac
Captured With
Tear Bomb Aid
CHICAGO, Dee. 24 (AP)
John Redeker, a farmer describ
ed by his physician as a danger
ous maniac, was captured late
today on ah Isolated Cook county
estate. ;
. " Redeker had barricated him
self In a cabin, holding off dep
uty sheriffs and county highway
police with rifle fire. He fell
asleep and was routed out by of
ficers who dosed in on the eabln
and tossed tear bombs.
; The maniac had three rifles
and a shotgun.
: UNIVERSITY, ,Vav Dee. 24.
(AP) Henry Haden (Pop)
Lanigan, grand old man of ath
letics at the University of Vir
ginia,' died here today. He was
C5 years old and for more than
a - quarter of a - century had
coached basketball and track at
this institution. He retired 1 la
June, 1929. , ;
Senator Cameron Morrison new i
Senator From North Carolina
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Senator-elect R. J. W. Bailey of North Carolina has been elected to
take office March 4. The state's other new representative In the
upper house Is Senator Cameron Morrison, former governor, who
was appointed senator to succeed the late Senator Cverman.
Hundreds Worship at
Mass in Bethlehem as
His Natal Day Dawns
Pomp and Splendor Mark Rites in Church of
The Nativity at the Traditional Spot
Where Jesus was Born : .
BETHLEHEM, Palestine, Christmas Morn. (AP)
This little City of David, which is called Bethlehem, rang
again today, with sounds of
the newborn King.
In the Church of the Nativity which, according to tra
dition, stands on the site of Christ's humble birthplace,
midnight mass was celebrated with ritualistic pomp and
splendor. Hundreds filled the great edifice which replaces
the little shed where Mary and Joseph sought shelter after
they had been turned away from the Inn. Others over
flowed in the surrounding fields where shepherds still abide
tending their flocks by night.
Time has passed lightly over Bethlehem and in the
duck before this Christmas morning it was tosy to imagine
It still the little City of Juaeao
as it was In the days of Herod
the King, when Joseph and Mary
came out of Gallilee to pay the
tax that Caesar Augustus levied
on all the world.
Chorus Appears Like
Host of Tears ago
As the service continued the
choir from the cathedral In
nearby Jerusalem sang carols In
the field of the shepherds out
side. The dimly seen and faint
ly heard singers seemed. In the
magic of the moment, to be that
multitude of the heavenly host
who reassured the simple shep
herds long ago when they were
sore afraid as the glory of the
Lord shown about them.
And like that heavenly" host,
the choristers lifted their voices
In praise, singing "Glory to God
In the Highest, and on Earth
Peace, Good Will to Men".
The pontifical high mass be
gan just at 11:30 in the church
whose spires are believed . to
point upward to the exact spot
where the star of vBethlehem
hovered over the young child
after it had led the wise men
trading from the east with
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Brodies Hpme to
Vacation; Finns
Are Given Praise
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec 24.
(AP) E. E. Brodie. United
States minister to Finland, ar
rived In Portland - today en
route to Oregon City to spend
the holidays. He was accompan
ied by Mrs, Brodie and their
daughter. ' ' -
Brodie had high praise for
Finland and the Finnish people.
He said 94 per cent of all auto
mobiles used there were of
American manufacture.
Rich Junk Man
- Gives Fortune
To His County
WENATCHEE, Wash., Dec. 24.
- (AP) After a life spent ac
cumulating about 175,000 by buy
ing and selling Junk, BeiT Green-
burg, Cf, who died here Saturday,
left every cent of his fortune to
Chelan county. It was revealed to
day when his will was admitted to
Greenburg came her penniless
In 1900. r . .
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exceeding joy in adoration of
Family of Six
Dies on Way to
Church Program
LOMIRA, Wis., Dec. 24.
(AP) Bound for a Christmas
eve program at the Lutheran
church six members of a Lomlra
farm family were killed tonight
when their automobile was de
molished ' by a Soo Line passen
ger train at a, downtown grade
crossing here.
The dead:
George schuitz, 4?, his son.
Edwin, 13; his daughters, Es
ther, 9, and Meta, 3, and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Schults, 72 and 70.
The son and one daughter
were to have taken part In a
Yuletide program.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 24.
(AP) Bandits made two
raids on banks here today, a
quartet escaping with 23.500 in
one noiaup wmie anotber was
frustrated and two youths jailed
after - a policeman was fatally
A Thought at, Christmas 1
nPiE crest and crowning of all good,
' x Life's final star, is Brotherhood;
For !t will bring again to earth ,
Her long-lost Poesy and Mirth;
Will send new light on every face, ,
A kingly power upon the race.
And 'till it cornea, we men are slaves,
And travel downward to the dust of graves
"Come, clear the way, then, clear the way s
Blind creeds and kings have, had their day.
Break the dead branches from the path:
Our hope Is in the aftermath
Oar hope Is on heroic men. ,
Star-led to build the world again.
To this event the agrea ran:
Make way for Brotherhood make way for
Man!" -V'-v"- : : ' '; '.,
IRK 01
Public Work Being Pushed;
Utilities lay out Enor
mous Schedules
Many Workers Give Part oL
Pay 7 to Relief; Apple "
Selling Plan on
NEW YORK, Dec. 24-(AP)
Five billion dollars worth of
construction defies America's un
employment. Year-end reports compiled
from all sections of the country
snow spring roads and building
being pushed ahead for winter la
bor, public works getting under
way with Increasing volume, new
rails, and pipe lines creating.
swelled 'payrolls. and ready aid
being extended . 'everywhere to
persons who cannot be put to
Basing his figures on contracts
let during tbe year, L. Scth
Schnitman, chief statistician Jor
the F. W. Dodge corporation, es
timated the cost of construction
now under way at more than $4,-
8724,000,000 For Federal
Building In Next 12 Months .
Besides tbe 1118,000.000 ap
propriated for immediate use,
the federal government plans ti
spend $724,000,000 for building
In the next 12 months. Another
$80,000,000 has just -been made
available for federal aid roads,
which, matched by the states,
rolls into a total of $100,000,000.
State commissions and county
and city committees, coordinated
by the president's emergency
commission, are pushing public
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Willi en UEMB
PORTLAND. Ore., Dec. 24.--.
(AP) Hearings of disbarment
proceedings brought -against
eight Oregon attorneys by Fred
C. Worrall of Portland, were con
cluded here today. ;
Nicholas Jaureguy, who pre
sided at the hearingsr'announccd
the next procedure would be for
the referees to meet and prepare
their findings and recommenda
tions which will be submitted to
tbe supreme court.
. The referees have no author
ity , to pronounce judgment but
are merely acting in an advisory,
capacity. They were appointed
by the supreme court to which
they will report.
I. H. Van Winkle, attorney
general for Oregon, prosecuted
Worrall's petition.
Kenneth Youel
Does Well for
New York Paper
SILVERTON," Dec . 24 A SI1
verton youth who is cutting his
figure In the "world's metrop
olis" Is Kenneth Youel, graduate
of tb Sllrerton schools.
A recent schedule of special ra
dio features in tbe New York
Evening Post included a 15-mln-ute
talk over WRNY by Yeuell,
who Is assistant financial editor
of the paper. The talk was on
"The Human Side of Wall
Street" j
Youel's father, B. T. Youel,
was formerly superintendent of
the SHverton schools. Mr. and
Mrs. Youel now reside at Mol
alia. ' .
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