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EIGHTIETH YEAR i W ' '
g? ' - - aOregon; Toesday Mornfag, December 30, 1930 ' r v : r . . ' No. 233
IHR STEEL L1ERGER OUTLAY 1LT-S I ; - - - : ' 1 EOE RELICIOIJ,
iOUflO iORLD 1 OF BETRLM CIRT'S WE HOLDS WlWI
Far out lin Pacific, Where
fisw Years are Born,
; He'll Begin -Trip .
By Time he Sights Coast of
; Oregon He'll be Nearly
- r 24 Hours of age
NEW YORK, Dec - 29--(AP)
Far out 4n the Pacific ocean
where all .new day; are born.
little Happy New Tear of 1931
.will be starting within . a few
hours his triumphal : 24-hour
Journey round the world.
Westward hell , travel OTer
oceans-and seas, over the flow-
ory kingdom, the great wall of
China, Russian , steppes, Indian
nd - African Jungles, orer moon
.tains . and forests, orer deserts
.and Arctic wastes, orer the old
'capitals of Europe and the new
capitals of. the western world.
On his arrival In New York
he'll - be : grown ? up and by the
time he reaches San Francisco
he will be nearly 24 hours old.
Many Rites to Mark
His Natal day .
In many lands there will be
feasting in his honor and rites
whose origins are lost in the
mists that Tell , the beginnings of
mankind. For older than the
'""written history of the human
race is the line from which this
little prince of days is sprung.
- Nobody knows where the cele
bration of New Years day got
its start. The Romans learned
it from the Greeks. The Greeks
learned It from the Phoenicians
and the Egyptians.
Meanwhile bearded giants in
the forest beyond the Alps, d ra
ids on the island whose white
cliffs they could sometimes see
' from their own northern coast,
and the strange wild Mongols
were Welcoming the new year
after their own fashions. 1
And on the painted deserts in
southwestern North America, In
dian danced their sun. dance In
his name. - - ': '; .-"v '
Half Dozen Different
Days are to be Observed
Not . always on the same day.
Evert now 1 Hi A. D. there
will , be perhaps half a dosen
new years born out there at the
International boundary line in
the Pacific ocean.
Western Christendom, living
by the calendar Julius Caesar
derised. will welcome him on
January 1 as did the Romans.
In, Athens, where In the gold
en age he arrived sometime In
what Is now December, he will
bo welcomed about the middle
; Chinese who cling to their an
cient traditions 'will celebrate
his birth In March and. in his
honor Persians will distribute
eggs In June , as . westerners . do
on Easter Sunday. " " .
ISO MEN RECEIVE
Members of the county court
worked most of the day Sunday
upon urgent unemployment cases,
and when they finished the Job
that night they thought they had
the situation well in hand, with
.work in sight for every man who
;was in dire need. . .
So they thought Sunday night.
But they soon discovered Monday
morning that they bad ; to o
through the Job again, for fully
SO men who had been turned off
from city work Saturday night
appealed to the court to get them
onto the emergency road work. .
Almost 200 men are now work
" Ing on the roads in Marion county
through the relief work planned
by the state highway department,
the court haying sent out through
the state highway, office three
- double crews of 30 men each, or
180 men, since the program be
gan two weeks ago. - t -
' Exactly" 71 J men had reglster-
! ed for the road Jobs when the
. 'books were closed last night.
. However, the 180 men now lined
up for work are those in the
' greatest need. "
' Daniels Praises
'-Lit , '" ;
STAUNTON Va.. Dee. 29
AP) Jefferson and Wilson the
Elijah and Elisha of democra
cy" were held np tonight as the
. militant champions of gorern
ment by the people at the Wood
row Wilson birthday dinner here
'in the city of their; birth. Joseph
us Danleli, Raleigh, M. C. editor,
who was Wilson's secretary of
the navy. In the principal speech
of the evening, named Washing
ton. Lincoln. Jackson and Roose
velt as presidents who achieved
"neatness or near greatness,
-bo?5S5r-two- from Washington
to Hoover.- he said ""Woned
in immortal words the right . of
men to govern themselves and
prove their faith by risking all
- upon the wisdom of popular
I ! CVTUS S. Eatnn Wins Hectic Tpjitativft Riirint r ' I
I " Battle to Keep Sheet Department xf Health ; f- c
i 1 ' and Tube Firm ; Unit's new Name
Thl beautiful little two-year-old
drL Barbara Jmi RawIov
Just been acclaimed "the most
oeauurui baby Ur Utah. She
m wie oaugnter or Mr. and Mrs.
-u. . i tow icy, or Kprtngneld,
Utah and was an entrant in the
recent baby contest at Provo.
HUIS OUT DEATH
Supreme Effort Keeps Life
In Body of 78-Year
PARIS. Dec. 30 (Tuesday)
(AP) Marshal. Joffre who
hurled baek 2.500,000 Oermana
in 1914 when they were 30 miles
from the gates of Paris, made a
supreme rally late last night and
staved oft death. , ,
Testerday afternoon the ven
erable 78-year-old warrior sank
into a coma and no Dne felt be
would last the night.
But his staunch constitution
held and his two chief physi
cians. Prof. Lelche and Dr. Bou-
lln, left the hospital of St. Jean-
de-Dieu at 30 minutes past mid
night after previously refusing to
stir from the sick bed. 1
"However, unlikely it : may
seem, they said, "It is probable
that . the marshal will 1 1 v e
through, the night. We shall come
back about six or seven o'clock
a. ' m. :
All France Amazed by
His Ability te Hold On
Thus the beloved "Papa" Jor-
fre, who is fighting gangrenous
infection as the aftermath of ar
teritis and suffered the amputa
tion of his left leg more than a
week ago, amased all France by
his ability to bold on.
Late yesterday- afternoon he
sank into a coma which indicated
he would last only a few hours at
most. But at 10:30 o'clock he ap
peared better with color replac
ing the death-like pallor of his
cheeks and he drank some min
eral water and took some nour
His heart beat strongly also
and his breathing became 1 more
As an indication at that time
that the marshal's condition was
improving, his chief of staff.
General Issaly felt it safe to leave
the hospital for two hour's sleep.
XEW LAWS SOUGHT
A STOBT1. . Ore Dec : 20
APrrninn fishermen of the
lower Columbia river and can-
nerymen have agreed to recom
m&nt thA ulmoB f isMnr season
be changed from May 1 to Aug
ust 25, to April 25 to Septem
ber 1. r The fishermen's union
also wants a 48-hour week-end
closed season. Arvid Mattsoa; see
retary. , said, f The proposed
ehanges will be submitted to the
stata legislative at Its next ses
sion it was said.
9 1044 HELD DUE ON TAXES
PORTLAND, Ore-, Dee. 29-
(A P) George Nenner,
United States attorney, filed
suit in federal district court
today against C. H. Watxek,
of Wanna, and A. B. Watsek,
Portland, for sums totalling
$1944.96, alleged dne aw In
dividual Income tax assess-
NEW RATES FOR COAST
, PORTLAND, Ore., Dec 2
id Dailnotlnn Of CXeeSS DSg-
gage rates by about 45 per cent
to all points on me west
Air , Transport's system were an
nounced today hy Momer . mer
chant, traffic manager for the
line here. The rates will apply
between Portland. Seattle, Mon
tague. San Francisco, and Los
Angeles. Merchant said they also
would be placed In effect on the
Transcontinental and Western
Air. Inc. whose planes connect
with the West Coast lines at San
Francisco. . .
OBSIDIANS ? RESCUE MA3T
EUGENE, Ore., Deo. 29.
(AP) Three ; Obsidians today
rescued transient, who said ;
his name was Albert Symoniak
from death from exposure in,
tbe high Cascades. He Is 1
ears old- Against the asice
of those who knew the condi
tion of thei toad, th mam
If Appeal Should win, Fam
ous Financier now has-:.!
J Majority Proxies
- TOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Dee. 29.
-(AP.) A permanent injunction
today restrained consummation of
one of the biggest deals in indus
trial history the proposed billion
dollar merger of the Toungstown
Sheet and Tube company with the
Bethlehem Steel corporation.
Common Pleas Judge David G,
Jenkins granted the injunction
here today as a dramatic climax
to nearly a year long battle be
tween some of America's most
powerful industrialists and finan
The victory belongs to the 'un
derdog" of the fight Cyrus S.
Eaton, 47-year-old financier, of
Cleveland, who led the minority
stockholders of Sheet and Tube in
their daring attack against the
powerful combine of such famous
industrialists as Eugene G. Grace
president of Bethlehem; James M.
Campbell, chairman of Sheet and
Tube, and Henry G. Dalton, a di
rector in both companies.
Unless the merger proponents
appeal and are able to win a re
versal, the merger Is dead.
Dispute Arises Over
April 0 Tote of Owners
Eaton claimed he had enough
votes to defeat it In the stock
holders' election last April t. His
opponents denied this and claimed
the stockholders voted ratliica-
No one - denies however that
Eaton, since the election, has had
sufficient proxies to defeat a Sheet
and Tube merger. If such a deal
is ever submitted again.
Leading proponents of the deal
had not indicated tonight it an ap
peal will be made.
Private negotiations for the
merger began early this year. The
dramatic fight to defeat It started
when Eaton first heard of the
proposal March 7.
Bethlehem's offer was to ac-
oulre Sheet and Tube, a 3235,-
000,000 corporation, on the basis
of one and one-third shares ox
Bethlehem common stock for one
of Sheet and Tube.
The first Phase of the battle
was a spectacular campaign for
Millions Spent to Secure
Stock of Steel Company
within a short time, merger
proponents and opponents were
spending millions for stock. Eaton
himself put out more than 8f-
In the meantime, a majority or
Sheet and Tube directors approv
ed the merger and the stockhold
ers' action followed.
The suit went to trial June 24
-a battle between some of the
keenest legal minds of the nation.
Newton D. Baker, former secre
tary of war, was chief special
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Want Fishing: Changed
Neuner Sues Watscks
Air Baggage Reduced
Trail Hiker Is Periled
tarted .to walk across the Me
Kenxle Pass Sunday. Carl
Knowles, Ed Johnson and Har
old Trotter, who found him,
said he was lying asleep in a
mow drift when they came
poa - him. - The Obsidians
brought Symoniak to a Eugene
hosptyal where his condition
was said 'to be serious. ,
WOMAN, 77, IN CRASH
PORTLAND, Ore.. Dec 29.
(AP)--Mrs. I. Huff, 77, Port
land, was killed almost Instantly
tonight when : she was struck by
an v automobile police said was
driven by J. O. Whitney, also of
Portland. . Whitney was arrested
on a charge of Involuntary maif
slaughter. Chet Wiles, traffic in
vestigator, said brakes, lights,
steering apparatus and the horn
on Whitney's machine were de
fective. '. ,
ASTORIA MILK WAR LOOMS
ASTORIA. Ore.. Dec. 29
( AP) Possibilltay of a milk
war was seen here today
when the Consumers Co-operative
Dairy announced .milk
would bo delivered for 10 cents
quart as compared to the
regnlar 12 . cent price.. Whole
salers and. Jobbers were said
to be tbremtening a drop to 8
cents s quart. Such a drop
woald mean loss of from SO
to 60 cents per hundred pounds'
to producers. ,
SI G. A. R. MEET, PORTLAND
PORTLAND. Ore., Dec, 2$.
(AP) The 1J31 encampment of
the G. A. R. department of Ore
gon, will bo held in Portland, J.
E. Hall, assistant adjutant- gen
eral, announced today. The ten
tative dates for the encampment
are June 23 to 25 Th encamp
ment will mark : the 50th anni
versary of the organisation of the
O. A. R. in .Oregon. Hail sugegst
ed - a possibility It - may be the
last annual encampment,
' - I i II, ;: -.1ft
No Successor to be Chosen
For Nursing i Supervisor
Post, is Decision
By GENEVIEVE MORGAN"
. The 1931 budget- for public
health "work in Marlon county
was further discussed at a, spe
cial meeting of the health .unit
. m . .1 M
executive committee neia diui
night, but no definite allotment
of the funds was made. d .
The executive group voted
last night to change the name of
the Marion county health unit to
the Marion . county department
of. health, and it will be known
as such, hereafter.
Final Action on
Bad ret Awaits Vote Today
Final action - on the budget
will not be taken by the com
mlttee until after the county
court's annual budget meeting
today, and until there Is defi
nite word, from the -state board
of health as to whether or not
the local group will get a share
of the subsidy which the state
expects to receive from the
United States public health serv
ice. There Is . hope that tbe
county health program here will
get $2,500 from the state health
The tentative budget tor 1931
fs about 337.000.-which includes
the $2,000 which It is expected
the county court will add to Its
appropriation today. This will
bring the county court's figure
up to the same as for 1930.
No Workers to go If
State ran Cooperate
Should the state board of
health contribute the $2,500,
the budget will be brough tto
approximately $40,000 and there
will be no necessity to cut on
the department of health, staff.
If not, the executive committee
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WASHINGTON. Dec. 29 (AP)
The climax of a 19 months in
vestigation into prohibition ap
parently was in sight tonight for
members of the law enforcement
commission, but the exact date
when a dry law report can be laid
upon President Hoover's desk re
mained indefinite. -
Congressional leaders today
heard reports the long awaited
document could be laid before
them by January f , but this found
little or no support at commission
The 11 commissioners, it was
indicated, have to reach a final
decision on what the report will
recommend, and the actual writ
ing -and shaping up of that docu
ment is still in the offing.
It was held improbable this
could be accomplished by the
first of next week, "particularly in
view of an expected holiday for
the members on New Tear's or
perhaps a longer recess.
Bus Goes Into
Store to Avoid
The Salem Heights bus crashed
into the tide of the Plggly Wlg
gly grocery building at South
Commercial and Miller streets
last night. Jamming a hole In the
frame side of the building, smash
ling the bus up badly, and shak
ing up the passengers rather se
verely.: One woman, whose name
was not learned, was said to have
sustained eutsv from broken
glass.; - : 1
i The accident occurred when the
northbound bus was .forced to
turn right into Miller street to
avoid striking a caf which got In
the right of way at the intersec
tion. In making the turn into
Miller street another car coming
up that street forced the bus driv
er to climb the curb and hit the
building rather than the third car.
' HALIFAX. N. : 8 Dec 29.
(AP) After riding out several
storms, the missing schooner
Doren was picked up 34 miles
southwest . of Halifax - lightship
today and taken in tow ' by tbe
Canadian steamer Stanley, wire
less messages said. Captain T. E.
Kirk and his crew of six. cast
adrift last Tuesday when" a line
by which they were being towed
to . St. - Pierre parted, were re
ported alive and well
Jw WHJSON WINS BY K. O.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Dec. 29.
t (AP) Jimmy Wilson, Water
, town and Denver' boxer, knocked
I out Irish McEenna. Tyndall. 8. D.,
in the sixth round here tonight.
I Each weighed 1S1 pounds.
After 19 years as mayor of Saa Francisco Governor-elect James Rolpb, JrM (left) is shown above wel
coming Supervisor Angelo Rossi, (right) chairman of the finance committee, chosen to succeed him
as mayor on January 0,'to his off Joe at the city hall. Rossi was chosen mayor by. a vote of 14 to 2.
Governor-elect Rolph will be inaugurated January 0 at Sacramento, Calif.
FREE TEXTS GIVEN
OKEY OF TEAGHEFIS
State Printing not Favored
In Educational Meet
Now in Portland
- PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 29
(AP) The Oregon State Teach
ers association, opening its annu
al convention here today, adopt
ed resolutions favoring free text
books In Oregon schools but op
posing state printing and publi
cation of textbooks.
"By adopting the policy of stats
printing of art textbooks," the
resolution said, "the output of
20 of the, leading publishers in
the .United States wouhi.be with
drawn from us and our choice of
texts would have to be made from
the plates of second-rate publish
ers and from authors of uncertain
Boettlcher, The DaTJea,
Named Vice President
C. W. Boettlcher, The Dalles,
was elected vice president of the
association in a close race with L.
B. Gibson, Hood River, and J. T.
Longfellow, La Grande. L. W..
Turnbsll, North Bend, advanced
from vice president to president,
according to custom of the asso
ciation. R. R. Turner, outgoing
president, was absent.
E. H. Hedrlck. Med ford, was
elected member of the board of
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COUNTY BUDGET UP
FOB F1L ACT1
Taxpayers are apparently well
satisfied with the manner in
which the county court proposes
to spend the county monies In
1930, for so far there has been
no opposition to the budget as
planned for the new year.
The annual - budget meeting
will be held at the courthouse at
taxpayers will have their : last
chance to register any kick. The
court lopped off slightly, more
than a $100,000. from last year's
It is expected the court, will
raise its appropriation to the
same figure as given In 1930.
In Daring Theft
Of Eastern Bank
SCOTTSDALES. Pa., Dec. 29.
(AP) Two bandits entered the
Broadway National bank ' here to
night and escaped with $20,422
after binding Cashier Thomss D.
Byrne with cord taken from
' The robbers forced their .way
into the bank as Byrne unlocked
the doors preparatory to making
arrangements for a directors
meeting. He was found In a wash
room " with his . arms and feet
Bull Pen Given
Upon His Return
Carl Krumalck. 40, who escap
ed from the Oregon state peniten
tiary here Saturday and was cap
tured In Portland Sunday night,
was returned to the institution on
Monday. Hs has been assigned to
an Indefinite term . In the prison
bull pen. "
'i Krsmsick was received at the
penitentiary last July to serve a
term of seven years for larceny In
Multnomah county. He had been
employed in : the prison barber
shop for several months prior to
his escape, .
1230 in; More
Many for You?
GCS HIXSONr, circulation
manager for The
Statesman, already has
1230 orders for an addition
al copy of the Hew Year's
edition of The Statesman. '
TuH want extra num
bers to send yonr relatives
and friends in the east; or
to inveigle some depressed
neighbor to understand what
a lovely land is the Willam
ette valley and what a fine
dty is Salem! -Before
the issue goes to
press. The Statesman must
know how many extra cop
ies will be needed.
Order yours ... today ...
just telephone 800.
To Aid Meier
Well-founded statements were
current here late yesterday that
Miss Beatrice Walton, private
secretary to the late Governor
Patterson and one-time secretary
to Governor Norblad, was slated
for a responsible position in the
Julius L. Meier official family.
Miss Walton was prominently
mentioned , as heir-apparent to
her old Job as private secretary.
Information to this effect was
said to have been sent to her at
Liverpool, England, where she
spent the holidays. She is on a
trip she has been making
No official statement has been
made by Mr. Meier regarding any
of bis appointments.
Miss Walton boss a high rep
utation for efficiency and her
knowledge of state affairs as
governor's secretary was aug
mented by extended and efficient
service in the office of the super
intendent of education.
Lane 4-H Leader
Is Fined in City
In Conduct Case
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 29.
(AP) A man who, when arrest
ed, said he was Arnold D. Collier
of Eugene, . tailed to appear in
municipal court today on a dis
orderly conduct charge. His $25
bail. was forfeited and a bench
warrant issued. -
.Police said the man told them
he was a leader of the Lane coun
ty 4-H boys' and girls' clubs, and
assistant . county school superin
tendent! . He was arrested at 12:08 a. xn.
today with Clyde Grant, negro
Jockey. In an automobile at Front
and Thurman. Grant was charg
ed with a morals offense, convict
ed today and sentenced to CO days
Dance Hall at Turner is
Held Nuisance in Petition
Petition . requesting that the
county court discontinue the li
cense for. a public dance hall at
Turner was submitted to ths
court yesterday by residents of
that town. H. 8. Bond's nams
topped the list and .was followed
by 52 others.
The petition is aimed at the
Ball Brothers - dance . pavilion
there, -which was licensed last
year for the , first ' time. , While
the document gave no reason for
the request to discontinue the li
cense, persons who presented it to
the court declared they were not
satisfied with the way the public
dances have been conducted in
the past. . - .
GREGORY TO CALL
City's Affairs Demand Ex
pert Attention, Says
Seventeen millions ,. of dollars
in value lies in assessed proper
ty in Salem and the management
of the government tafegnarding
this property rightfully demands
a trained, competent person In
the form of a city manager.
Mayor-Elect ' Gregory believes
this, he told the chamber of
commerce he did yesterday In a
pre-inauguration address, .'when
he promised that at early date
hs would submit ths matter of a
city manager for Salem to the
voters for their approval or re
jection. Meanwhile the mayor-elect
has some other definite views on
city government one of which is
rigid economy and prudent ex
penditure, which for the time
being Is to be translated Into a
rigid ban on increased bonds
and tax levies against city prop
erty. More Equipment Wanted
For Children's Playground
Mayor-elect Gregory does fa
vor some .Increased outlay of
city funds- for improved play
grounds. He wants the fire and
police departments maintained
In the highest possible effi
ciency. He's an ardent advocate , of
municipal ownership of the wa
ter system here and "declares
he'll never give up the tight to
obtain it for the city".
"You know I was elected on a
'wet' platform, one calling for
acquisition of tbe water plant,"
the mayor-elect told the ' busi
ness men. He added that if he
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10 OiTfFlI III
COCHRANE, Ont. Dec. 29
(AP) Trapped on the upper
floors ' of the Queen's hotel, an
old hostelry, at least ten persons
lost their live stoday when flames
cut off their escape down tho sin
The hotel, with accommoda
tions for 100, was destroyed with
a loss estimated at $75,000.
The basement of (he building
had been used as a lodging house
for Jobless men, but some 75 oc
cupants sleeping there when the
fire broke out were believed to
Charles Pslangio, ' son of the
proprietor, made his way to safe
ty but went back to try to save
his wife and four small children.
The entire family was burned to
death. At least four others were
believed to have died, although
the body of only one man was re
Ball Brothers have not -yet
sought renewal of their danee hall
license for 1921. however it Is ex
pected that application to that
end. will .be made shortly.
It is not probable the county
court will make any move until
it receives application of the
dance hall operators for renewsl
of their license.- should the re
nswal petition be forthcoming, a
hearing win be in order. --The
eounty court has had jur
isdiction of danee halls in Tur
in er stares the last legislative ses
sion, when a bill' was passed put
ting all dance halls in incorporat
ed towns of under 500 inhabitants
under ths court's ere.
Darwin far, From 4 Atheistic, .
' Hoted Scientist Tells ,
Creator Merely Identified
With Universe and not ;
As Clock Winder
By r. B. COLTON
'Associated Press Science Writer -
: - CLEVELAND. Ohio, Dec! 29. i
(AP) Belief in evolution does
not necessarily Imply disbelief in
religion, Dr. Robert A. Mllltkan,
famous physicist, told the. Ameri
can Association for the Advance
ment of Science tonight. '
"Neither evolution nor evolu
tionists have ' in general oeen
atheistic Darwin least of all."
he declared In an address on tho
occasion of bin retirement as
president of tbe association.
The theory of evolution, he
said, tended merely to "identify
the creator with the universe,'
and to turn attention away front
the Idea of a being that was out
side and independent -of the uni
verse and started It moving as one
might wind up a clock.
Death of World Tlirough
"Heat Loss" is Doubted
Evolution " aho raised doubts
about the theory that tbe universe
will come to an end through "heat
death" when all the heat and en
ergy of tbe suns and planets had
been radiated away into space be
yond recovery. Dr. Milllkan de
clared. Instead, It tends to help
support the belief that new ener
gy . and heat are being- created
somewhere out In space, to re
place that which is lost.
This new energy, he said, is be
ing formed in space among the
distant stars, and is falling upon
the earth in tbe form of radiation
of "cosmic rays" that are similar -in
principle to the rays given off
by radium, but far more penetrat
ing. Modern Physics Throws ,
Ont Mechanistic Theory
It Is hard to picture just how
this process takes place In the
cold reaches among the stars, "but
acceptable and demonstrable facts
do not, in this twentieth century,
seem to be disposed to wait on
suitable" mechanical pictures," be
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TRENTON, N. J.. Dee. 29
(AP) The state, of New Jersey
tonight executed 'three young men
for murders committed during
holdups in Essex county, the elec
trocutions In the state prison oc
cupying exactly 15 minutes.
The trio described by death
house officers, as "mere - kids"
walked one after another in sto
lid silence to the chair, the first
at 8:00 p.m. By 8:23 p.m. the
law had satisfied itself and aveng
ed the victims of the slayers.
Tbe executed youths were.
William Gimbel. 20. of Belle
ville who in fleeing from a gro
cery store holdup fired into a
pursuing crowd, killing twO.
Joseph Calabrez, 21. Newark,
killed a druggist who resisted
Arthur Cort, 22. same crime
The young men went to the
chair accompanied by clergymen.
Member, Dies on
New York Street
NEW YORK. Dec. 29 "(AP)
David J. O'Connell, represen
tative In congress from the 9th
New York district (Brooklyn)
fell dead late today in a Man
hattan street while returning
home from the Literary Digest
office where he was an execu
Mr. O'Connell, democrat, was
02 years old Christmas day. He
was born In New York and for
many years had been connected
with, the publishing bouse of
Funk and Wagnalls.
Representalve David J. O'Con
nell wss suthor of tbe bill by
which Gold Star mothers of the
United States were enabled to
visit to battlefield graves of
their tons In France. His death
was caused by heart disease.
LIOXS LOSE TO ESKIMOS
VANCOUVER, B. C-. Dec. 29
(AP) The Vancouver Lions
dropped out of first place la tbe
Pacific Coast Hockey league
standing by losing 3 to 1 derision
to the fast skating Seattle Eski
mos here tonight. Two goals In
the third period broke a one-all
deadlock to give the victors their
margin of victory.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Dee. 2
(AP) Mrs. A. E. . Green us, 79.
native of Independence, Ore., and
resident here 30 years, died here
today. She was ths daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neely, Ore
gon pioneers. - Her husband and
three married daughters survive