The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 17, 1931, Page 1, Image 1

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CIRCULATION
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Distribution
December, '30
7034
j THE WEATHER
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settled, with rain KuihU) ; I
Max. temperature Thursday'
j 47, Min. 41, south Hind, rain
Net pid. dily. Sunday 6758
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; .tKS, river 2 feet.
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STJTF DJITFO Not Consult
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German, Italian Delegates
Would ask Russia and
Turkey into Fold
26 I Delegates Adjourn to
Discuss I Idea;' Briand
Says Path Long one
GENEVA, Jan. 16.-- (AP)
Twenty six European foreign
ministers met here today to talk
about Astride Brland's project
for a r federation of European
states, but a hitch developed at
the very outset when the Ger
man . and Italian representatives
proposed that Turkey-and Soviet
Russia be invited to participate.
Neither of! these two countries
is a member of the League of
Nations, but Dino Grandi, Italy's
bearded young foreign minister,
asserted that; any federation ex
cluding them would merely di
vide Europe Into two camps. The
original proposal that the non
leaguers be asked to sit In was
made by Dr. I Julius Curtlus, the
German foreign minister.
The issue j wr referred to a
committee -which recommended
the full commission to sit tomor
row to discuss In private session.
Briand himself, presiding at
this . opening: session, told .the
delegates they, had a long toad
ahead of them and warned that
they must not bo swerved from
their purpose and that they must
not reject any cooperation which
offered. ! J .
fSrandt Bays Disarmament
Needed for any Progress
It was expected these meetings
would be devoted principally to
economic cooperation among
the nations, but Grandi intro
duced the matter of disarma
ment ! with the assertion that any
such a federation as Briand pro
poses, and the security of I Eu
rope depend iupon reduction of
armaments, j - x !
The economic note was struck
by Hcndrick! ColIJn, a distin
guished Dutch economist, who
presented a black picture of con
ditions in Europe, A
"They are worse now than
they were in IJ2T." he said,
"and that is all we can say after
four years of hard work." He
emphasised the importance of
economic cooperation among all
the nations, and pictured the Eu
ropean tariff system as a la by.
rlnth of trenches In the econom
ic battlefield.! -
"The very menace of a tariff
war constitutes a serious obsta
cle to closer! understanding be
tween the nations," be said. ''Im
provement of economic relations
would seem to be essential if
the aims of this commission are
to be attained."
Discussion of his declaration
was postponed until the mem
bers i have time to give It
thought.
I MILLIONAIRE DIES .
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (AP)
Albert Kuppenbeimer 64, retir
ed millionaire clothing manufac
turer of Chicago, died today of
eart disease.
RIGHTS ARE SOLD
JOSEPH. Ore.. Jan. 16 (AP)
An agreement between Dr. H.
W. Amor, of Lewlston, Idaho,
and II. T. Green and others of
Wallowa county, Ore., calls for
dredging operations to begin on
the hidden treasure, success and
neglected . mining claims this
spring, Green announced today.
Green said Dr. Amor repre
sented three mining companies.
Dpy in Washington
(By the Aiteociated Press)
Henate voted $30,000 ad
ditional to Xye campaign
funds investigating commit
tee which later questioned
Senator Davit on his cam
palpn expenditures. ' j
Senator Cutting demand
ed that republican leaders
"repudiate" Robert H, Lu
cas, executive director of the
republican national commit
tee. "
Red Cross said campaign
for drought relief fnnds was
embarrassed by senate pro
posal to appropriate $25,
OOO.OOO. Democratic Leader
Robinson charged this state,
ment was made to "embar
raae passage of this relief."
Senate voted, investigation
of bread and sugar prices. ,
Chairman Legge of farm
board advocated wheat em
burgo, Independent oil operators
Urged oil tariff.
Kleventh anniversary of
prohibition observed quietly.
Power eonmiaaloa rein
stated Chief Accountant
Ming. ' '-.;-
House banking committee
ordered an Investigation, to
j determine Its authority to
compel two New York bamk
ers to furnish information.
Is Mott's
Outcome of Controversy Over North Santiam
Inclusion in Highway Program Still in
Doubt; Both Sides Viewed
REPRESENTATIVE JAMES MOTT and the Marion
county court went into another huddle during Friday
over the matter of the proposed North Santiam state high
way bill but last night it was not at all certain what the
outcome of the conference would be.
It is certain the court would prefer to have no legisla-
uuii uu iuv in a ii f r luirouuveu ml
this session.
It Is equally certain that Mr.
Mott promised the citizens of the
county he would favor such leg
islation at this cession of the
legislature.
The crux of the matter is that
the county coui; made a verbal
agreement with the state high
way commission last month not
to seek such legislation provided
1100,000 of forest highway
funds were diverted to the North
Santiam project. The court felt
that its wants were satlsfed and
the highway commission was
much relieved not to be bur
dened with any additional de
mand for state roads.
But the court did not first
consult Mr. Mott. Mott is not
put out orer this apparent
pledging of his own silence In
the legislative highway program
but he it still seriously 14 doubt
If Marlon county should pass up
the opportunity to get Its much
desired North Santiam highway
on the state, map. He ees no
valid reason that placing the
road on the highway map should
keep forest funds away from it
and he sees every advantage ac
cruing to Marion county in get.
ting state money, rather than
county-raised market road mon
ey, to widen the narrow curves
between Mill City and Detroit.
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OIL STOVE SNUFFS
OUT 3 TINY LIS
TWIN FALLS, Idaho. Jan. 16.
(AP)--The flames from an ex
ploding oil stove snuffed but the
lives of three of four children of
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brown here
late ! today. The fourth child,
Ruth, niae months old, was res
cued by her mother. She was se
verely burned but-is believed to
have an even chance for recovery.
Phillip s', and Virgil and Vir
ginia, twins,. 2.
The children were trapped in
a little one-room dwelling when
the stove near the door exploded
and they had no chance to escape.
Flames filled the room, prevent
ing entraaee until firemen brought
them under control. , When the
flames were abated! Mrs."! Brown
dashed into the room ahead of the
firemen and rescued her baby.
The charred bodies of the other
children were carried out by the
firemen, f
The explosion occurred when
the mother went to another house
in the iame lot. leaving a fire in
the Btove to bake bread.
Mining to be Resumed
Buckaroos win a Game ;
Bankers Pick Seaside
School Bonds Carried
All rights in the mine properties
have been turned over to the
dredging company.
EVEN WITH SEATTLE .
SEATTLE. Jan. 16 CAP)
Portland i climbed up even, with
Seattle fer second place in the
Pacific coast hockey league when
the Buckaroos defeated the Es
kimos 1 to 0 here tonight. Conn
scored for Portland in the sec
ond period.
! MEETING DATE SET
PORTLAND, Ore.. Jan. 16
(AP) The executive1 committee
of the Oregon Bankers associa
tion announced today the annual
bankers' convention will be held
at Seaside Friday ahd Satarday,
June 12 and 131.
Last year the convention was
held in Medford with 250 bank
ers registered. s "
The committee authorized T.
P. Cramer, Jr., secretary, to
make arrangements to retain a
legal firm to which question of
law could be referred.
PILL'S DANGEROUS
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan., 10.
(AP) Roy Glenn Simon,
42, postal clerk, tried to
swallow pill at the postof flee
here today. ) '
He choked, fainted and fell v
to the floor. Injuring his, bead
seriously. !
He, was taken to hoipitaL '
MEDFORD FAVORABLE
MEDFORD, Ore.. I Jan. iltv
(AP) At a special election here
yesterday the 26S,000 school
bond issue was approved by a
vote of 629 to 4t. !
The measure had been passed
at a previous election but a tech
nical flaw made It necessary to
call another election. ; :
kn5ftrUf ot two school
buildings la sapected to begin at
an early data. - .
Did
Solohs
Rejoinder
DAVIS RESENTFUL
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OFF
Claims Amount Mentioned
As his Expenditure was
Fop all of Ticket
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16-4(AP)
- Senator Davis, republican.
Pennsylvania, told the revived
senate campaign funds committee
today he had "always stood for
clean and wholesome elections"
and resented vigorously the "un
fair and unjust attempt" to charge
him with the expenditures for the
entlra republican ticket in the
1930 Pennsylvania primary and
election.
Chairman Nye proposes to offer
a resolution to unseat Davis. He
says 11,200,000 was spent and
this amount would have been used
to get out th vote if Davis had
been the only one on the ticket.
; The former labor secretary read
a prepared statement to the com
mittee in which he repeated that
he had personally spent only
$10,646 to get the nomination and
had turned over $9100 in contri
butions from other sources to the
Allegheney county committee.
"That, is all I liad to do with
financial matters with my cam
paign," he said, adding:
Claims Nq Fraud
In His Election '
"I wish to restate emphatically
that I hav nothing to conceal,
that I have not spent a dollar cor
ruptly or contrary to law nor col
lected any money other than that
which was lawful and which I
have reported above."
Nearly 20 Davis witnesses. In
cluding Joseph E. Davies, coun
sel for the senator, appeared Tol
uotarily earlier in the day, ex
pectin g a previously scheduled
hearing to fo forward.
Nye had called this off. how
ever, because of lack of commit
tee funds. 1
Nye's request for another $50,
000 was quickly approved by the
senate today, however, and he im
mediately arranged the later hear
ing. The life of the committee
was also extended 1 snother year.
POWFJillPIITS
KING BACK AT JOB
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (AP)
-The power commission reinstat
ed today one of the two men
whose dismissal precipitated the
recent conflict between the senate
and the White House over recall
of the nominations of three com
missioners. ;
William V. King was given
back his job as chief accountant,
but the commission refused to re
appoint Charles A. Ru3sell as so
licitor. The two ' were discharged as a
meeting attended by Chairman
Smith and Commissioners Gar
saud and Draper.
Senator Walsh, Democrat,
Montana, who led the fight for
reconsideration, said King's re
instatement led to he belief the
two dismissals were caused by
reasons other than that of "In
ternal friction."
Between King and Russell
there was no friction, he said, ad
ding the reinstatement would not
alter his plans for seeking a sen
ate investigation of the commis
sion, i
Wife of Banned .
Law Man Loses
In Return Trial
WALLACE, Idaho, Jan. 16.
(AP) Mrs. Ethel Weniger, wife
oil Sheriff R. E. Weniger, re
moved for his part in the Wal
lace whisky rebellion a year ago,
today lost her second attempt to
succeed him In office.
First she sought election, but
was defeated by Walter Hen
drickson, I a republican. Then
she went to court, charging the
election was 1 irregular in two
Kellogg precincts, i
i Sheriff Hendrlckson demurred,
stating her complaint failed to
show a cause for action. 1 Dis
til est Jugge A. H. Featherstone
sustained j the demurrer.
MORS QUAKE DEAD
i OAXACO, Mexico, Jan. J.6.
(AP) Information reached here
tonight that f 20 persons were
dead and a great many; more in
jured in Uihuatlan, 199 miles di
rectly south ef this city, as m
consequence of Wednesday
night's earthquakes.
IDS
QUERIES
IT HOI IS ,
REINSTATED AS
GAME OFFICIAL
Salem man Wounded While
On Duty is to Receive
Part Time Salary
Open Season on elk Asked
In Umatilla by Game
Commission
PORTLAND. Ore., Jan. 16.-
(AP) Upon recommendation of
Arthur M. Fish, law enforcement
chief, the state game commission
today decided to reinstate Bert
M. Howe, of Salem, as deputy
game warden with part-time sal
ary. . f: ;
Howe was wounded seriously
In 1928 'When two hunters fired
at him while he was investigat
ing asserted night hunting vio
lations in Lincoln-county. Howe's
left arm was disabled.
The game commission announ
ced ' it . would Introduce a bill in
the legislature to provide an
open season on elk in Umatilla,
Union and Grant counties In
1931 and 19S2.
The' commission voted to post
a reward of $100 for the arrest
and -conviction of anyone con
nected with the killing of six
cow elk near the bead of Cot
tonwood creek.
The commission adopted a res
olution to be presented to the
legislature which would classify
steelhead as' trout in all rivers
and ' streams of pregon except
the Columbia river.. Another res
olution passed today provided
that bear west of the Cascade
mountains be regarded as game
animals.
Wales,Young
Brother, Fly
To Gay Paree
PARIS. Jan. i6-l(AP) Two
traveling salesmen from London
spent this evening In (comparative
quiet at their hotel here, but they
were the object of considerably
more attentionthan Is usually ac
corded a commercial traveller.
They were the prince of Wales
and his brother, Prince George,
but they were strictly incognito
and there was none of the pomp
which visiting royalty is usually
pestered.
They did not go to the theatre
as the prince Is : accustomed to
do on his visits to Paris because
both are in mourning for their
aunt, the Princess Royal, who
died last week.
The two young men, on their
way to South America where the
Prince of Wales is to open the
British trade exposition next
March, crossed the channel in the
prince's airplane, reaching La
Bourget field after two hours fly
ing over threatening clouds and
through tog. The Prince of
Wales was a little deaf from the
roar of the motors after they
landed, but be recovered quickly.
7-Car Train is
Wreck; Few Are
Hurt in Crash
NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (AP)
More than 800 commuters from
New Jersey were thrown Into pan
ic today when a seven-car train
in the Hudson tubes was wrecked
near the New York terminus of
the line at Sixth avenue and 33rd
street.
The first ear left the rails and.
crashed into the concrete-and-steei
side of the tunnel, virtually
cutting the car In two. The sec
ond car, plowing into it, was tele
scoped. Nineteen passengers were in
jured, but none critically. The
train was running slowly, observ
ers said.
Stay ton Water is
Fine is Report
STAYTON. Jan2 16 Stayton
residents are greatly relieved to
learn that a recent report on the
test of the water taken from the
city mains shows It to be "Al"
and entirely lacking in bacteria
content. This water la from the
new well recently dug, and turn
ed Into the mains' a few weeks
ago. The town spent consider
able time and money before pure
water was obtained. ,
! Are You Satisfied
With 1 oar Car?
II Not
This is the time to replace!
It with, one that will fit yor
needs, Salem dealers cawy
list of the ears they have in
the claasified eolnnuu of
this paper. Look orer these
JJUU today ancl Sunday.
Chaaees are yo win be able
to find Jaat what yoa waat,
and yon'II bo sarprteed at
the low prices at this time.
lOTTINC FIRES
BROADSIDES AT
ROBERT LUCAS
Letter to Former Staff In
Revenue Department is
Said Blameworthy
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Joseph and Couzens Agree
and Fess Also Comes in
For Some Roasting
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16 (AP
Republican leaders were cellr
ed on in the senate today by sen
ator Cutting, republican. New
Mexico, to "repudiate" Robert
Lucas, executive director of the
republican national committee;
for activities ha described as "dis
graceful and outrageous.' ',
The -New Mexico i senator assailed
Lucas for sending a letter to his
former subordinates In the intern
al revenue bureau asking them to
keep him informed of political
conditions.
Senator Johnson, of California
and Couzens, of Michigan, Join
ed Cutting in describing this ac
tion as an attempt to control pol
itics "by virtue of taxation and
control of the income tax ret
turns." i
Senator; Kean, republican, Ne
Jersey, interposed that the inter
nal revenue collectors in the ad
ministration of president Harding
were mostly democrats. -Hoover
Hupport
Seen in Letter
Cutting asserted that Lucas
was "obviously"; promoting the
candidacy of President Hoover for
renomlnation by his letter to pre
cinct committee workers in De
cember urging them to defend the
president. He again assailed Lu
cas for his activities against Sen
ator Norria of Nebraska.
The New Mexico senator de
nounced Senator; Fess of Ohio,
chairman of the republican na
tional committee; for issuing a
statement through the committee!
in criticism of Senator Coutens on
the railroad merger dispute. : -
He said Senator Fess bad no;
right to use the national commit-;
tee for a personal! attack upon an-l
other republican senator, regard
less oft he merits of the dlsputeJ
He also demanded that Fess take
a stand on "this clear issue of
right and wrong" involving Lucas
Square Deal for v M
Smith Demanded ?
"I don't care whether Lucas
stayir down there foreter,'' ? said
Cutting, "but I do call upon Sen
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Cheeks, Ears of
Sheriff Chewed
In Escape Trial
RED BLUFF. Cal., Jan. 16, -
(AP) Handcuffed to another
prisoner, John Moore, 20. attack
ed Sheriff Floyd Hall j of Tehama
county with his teeth today in ai
vicious effort to escape. :
, The sheriff's cheeks and his
ears and hands were chewed. Doc
tors said he would bear marks of!
the encounter for life. !
Hall Was returning : from Med-',
ford. Ore., with Moore and Lloyd
Sams, 19. The two were hand-!
cuffed together In the sheriff's atM
tomobile. Suddenly Moore attack
ed the officer with his teeth. Hall!
and Sams fought a losing battle
until passing motorists, attracted!
by the sheriff's siren, came to
their aid. . j
Moore was arrested ' for but-!
glary. - -- - r r! !
Alfaro is Seated
As President of
Panama Republic
PANAMA CITY. Jan. 16. I
(AP) Ricardo Joaquin Alfaro.
former minister to the I United;
States, was inaugurated' presi
dent of the republic late today!
in the . presence of government
officials, diplomats and members:
of the supreme court. : Chief;
Justice Manuel Herrera adminis
tered the oath of office. !
After the brief and simple
ceremony President Alfaro ad
dressed a huge throng which;
had gathered in the Indepen
dence plaza, pledging himself to
carry on the patriotic work ini
tiated by the "acclon commun
al", the organization which be
gan on January 2! the revolt that
ended In the overthrow ! of the
regime of President Arosemena.
2 Bandits Hold "
Up Jeweler ;; Get I
$3000 For Lpot
OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. i 16. !
(AP) Two bandits today held;
up a Jewelry store in downtown:
Oakland ; and escaped f with f 3,-1
0000 in Jewels and cash after
binding - the proprietor, Frank
Nakamura, in a . back room.
The men entered and. asked to
see some diamond. : One of
them forced him into another1
room and bound him while the
other stnffed the jewels Into a
bag. ... ' .1 - I ; . : i
How Most Famous
At Seven Months Cute Eh?
lrr ' 1 X
Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., son of
Morrow home In Engle wood N.
Ul, Is shown with Mrs. Anne
Charles Long Cutter, his great -
at ions. h :
XI QUIET EVENT
Prohibition Report Ready
But not Made Public;
i Framers Silent
WASHINGTON. Jan. 16.
(AP)- Comparative quiet mark
ed prohibition's eleventh birth
day today, the calm being brok
en only by a defense of the
eighteenth amendment by one of
its authors. , Ij
Senator Sbeppard, democrat,
Texas, asserted in the senate
that the dry clause would be in
the constitution forever.
It was the first time the li
quor question has been brought
before the senate this session.
Senators opposed to prohibition
continued their silence. :
Quiet likewise prevaded the
Wickersham law enforcement
commission which gave assur
ance that the prohibition report
had not yet come to President
Hoover. Almost no official ac
tivity could be seen at commis
sion headquarters.
No secret was made that the
members have completed their
prohibition deliberations, begun
19 months and 20 days ago. But
only silence met all questions as
to when that i document de
scribed outside the commission
as a! "compromise" among the
eleven members would finally
make Its way to the White
House. , i
Sources close to the commis
sion however, considered it
probable the White House might
not officially receive the com
mission's report until Monday or
later.! .
Strong doubt was expressed
the document could leave the
commission's hands tomorrow,
or that the .president would re
ceive fit jS-onday.
"BLACK" AREA WHITE
MELILLA, ' Spanish Morocco.
Jan. ! 16. (AP) This part of
the "blanck continent" of Africa
today! lay under a blanket of
snow 1 more than a foot and a
half deep. ,. j
B DRY
Red Cross Tells Hoover
Drought Relief Handicap
WASHNGTON, Jan. 16 (AP)
Red Cross officials told Presi
dent Hoover today the senate was
piling up difficulties for them
with its. proposals that drought
relief ;be financed directly by the
government. 1 : "
They termed these projects a
serious embarrassment in their
campaign for public subscriptions
of 310.000,000 to be expended in
buying food and clothing for
drought sufferers.
Meanwhile, democratic leaders
continued preparations for seek
ing enactment of a proposal for
drought relief activities.
There was little comment on
the Red Cross statement. Senator
Black of Alabama who favors gov
ernment assistance, said the or
ganization was embarrassed "be
cause! the people have nc money
to give." - ; ' ! h-:-
Mr,! ' Hoover postponed .his
luncheon half an hour to receive
the complaint of the Red Cross
leaders. - :-i .: 'i
Advance Reaction to Appeal
Found In Big Cities
An adverse reaction to the pnb
lie appeal fori funds, they said,
had been reported from a number
of cities, particularly Boston and
Philadelphia, because of the
senate proposals.
A short while before Red Cross
headquarters announced total con
tributions of S331.000 had been
received In the 10,000,000 cam
Baby Looks :
the flier. Is shown above at the
J. The Infant,! Just Keren months
Lindbergh, his mother, and Mrs.
grandmother, - forming four gener-
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CLUE IN
STABBING
Bowles Defense Posts $1000
Reward for Arrest of
Woman's Attacker
PORTLAND, Ore.. Jan. 16.
(AP) Police detectives said to
night they had discovered no tan
gible I clews to the Identity of a
man" who yesterday attempted to
kill ! Mrs. ! H. W. Howard, 56,
chief state's witness in the un
solved deatfh of Mrs. Leone
Bowles, young Portland society
matron. ;.. . y .
Meanwhile Mrs. Howard was
recovering slowly from ! wounds
over her heart, and across her
face- presumably inflicted by a
knife, and "from a severe blow
across the back of her; head, at
tending physicians said. Mrs.
Howaijd was taken to a hospital
today but physicians said they
had ! not definitely determined
whether or not her skull was
fractured. 'it
Mrs. Howard . was j attacked
Thursday when she stepped out
on her back porch of her home
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Hubby Declares j
Sneezes Cause :
For Wife's Ire
SPOKANE, Jan. l6-t(AP)-i
Comes now the- old fashioned
sneeze as a ground fori divorces.!
"I served four yesrs in the
Wdrid war with Canadian forces,"
George Wilford testified today In
the suit brought by his wife. 1-1
was gassed so that I continually
was sneezing. For this; my wife
lost her love for me." r
Mrs. WUford dented this, say
ing she lost her. love because (1)
be forced her to do a man's work
on aarm; (2) made her push a
wheelbarrow full of eggs to mar
ket, three miles away; (3) threat
ened her life; (4) kicked a cup
board to pieces. !) ., j
Superior Judge Charles Witt
gave each a divorce.
paign when the books -closed last
night. The largest ftlngle contri
bution for the day wag $100,000
from Mrs. Edward If. Harkness of
New York City. -. -r j ;t , u: ,.
Total "expenditures for: drought
relief: were set at $1,397,640 at
noon ! yesterday, including cash
grants of $658,199 lh 196 coun
ties.. Expenditures ' from Red
Cross! funds totaled SI, 019, 527.
Will Rogers Offers His
Services for S Week 1 I
Will Rogers called at Red Cross
headquarters and offered his ser
vices for three weeks in further
ing the campaign. He suggested
he conduct, a vaudeville tour
through Texas, Oklahoma and Ar
kansas. :. He plans to assist local
chapters in obtaining' their quo
tas. :: .' , -f 1,. r.-.y. ;'.f
The comedian said the largest
fund he had ever raised was $48,
000 for Mississippi flood suffer
ers which was contributed In one
evening at a show on board the
S. S. Leviathan.
I had Mr. Charles Evans
Hughes along that time,; he said.
"I'd like to give show with him
any time, and we'd sure raise lots
of money." , -h-i-
Officials of the agriculture de
partment were busy today with
plans for dispensing the $45. OOO.
OOO f u nd voted by con gress for
loans to finance spring planting
and buy fertiliser and feed for
life stock In drought areas. -
FIND NO
HOWARD
TO DBl
iCAPITALilS
lOlllSTjlJl.
Israel Amter, Alleged Cen-
ter of Party jin Ul S.,
Plots Revolution
Plotter Says A F. L has
Sold out.Wo(kingmah;.:j
Lenin Worshipped
By M. F. DPHAMKL
NEW YORK, Janl, lfl.-J(AP)
A small, bare ballroom, up four
nights of dark and dusty stairs, is
the nerve center of the communist
party in America. j
There, at a desk stacked wltli
press clippings sits Israel! Amter,
who described himself as hi par-
ty's New York organizer and who !
declared the aim of the commun- !
ists here is revolution. I i '
On a pine shelf above bl head
Is a darkly gleaming bust Of Nico-
lal Lenin, father of the Russian
revolution, a massive chunk of !
black . Onyx,
adornment.
the Cubicle's If only
1-
From the window
two Aniailraa
flags can be seen standlne to tfau
breeze on nearby buildings. "
Red Flag to lU-pIftc .
Stem, Ntrlpcfl, Ilia View 1 r
'We'll replace them with an
other flag some day.r' Amter said,
as a two-hour Inlerrjew drew to a
Close tod,ay. "A lM flagthat
Will mean more to the masses."
"Revolution," Amter said, "l
the aim of the rorrimunlst! party.
We make no attemptl to deny that.
Our single purpose Is to end-the
capilallut i system and .emanrtnate
the working nt asses." j ;
Amter is tall, with a protudlng
Jaw. 'His attire la that of the av
erage business man; his manner
positive, hla voice strong.. :
To date his efforts, in "coopera
tion with William ZL Fonfer, na
tional organizer, and others, have
yielded, a police recofd embodying
one conviction which netted him a
prison term and a recent parole.
"There is no compromise in the
communist program,!' he empha
sized!.', i r ' . . '
TheAmerlcan Fedfratlon of La
bor has sold out the vorker.
Communism is goln; forward tj
revolution. i j
"We are organiilng the unem
ployed ' wherever we can get to
them, to fight. : '
Present Crisis- Cirrat j
Opportunity, Kays IlttHMlan.
"And the present economic cri
sis, with Us 10.000,000 unemploy
ed In America (the; estimate is
Amter's) has given us our great
est opportunity to- promote the
cause of communism.' :
. "The average American
Ing man," Amter declared,
turn against capitalism Just
worV
"will as the
Russians did in setting up the so
vlet government.
i "This country sta
rted i with -a
revolution.
"The American workman
i!l
not stand idly by and
see his faru
or any other
Ily starve for political
reasons. We propose
trying to put
an end to wage cuts,!
such as the
head of the world's largest bank
has just suggested; to demand
unemployment relief.) and to pro
tect the masses with unemploy
ment insurance."
; The means to be employed, he
said, depend upon the resistance
to be overcome.
Class Distinctions to 'be
jjevciica by itcvoiution I i e
Amter said the party's plans for
1931 were like thos of 1930
"Always! the same until the end
Is gained; always revolution until
the: horizon is -reached and clans
distinctions are levelled; until la
bor has been relieved of the yofce
of capitalism and men enjoy the
full fruits Of their toil. ! j
"It la Inevitably to! fight to the
finish." :-. j, : ' ! .: !
The room wa;; cold, but not
more so than the speaker's" ton.
"More parades? More mik
demonstrations? Certainly.
."We expect the press to blame
us for much. - In many capes we
arer willing to take the onus. It I
our aim to atlr neonle toimake
them think and see their folfy, un
til they adopt communism.
"Only the soviet plan." he ln-i !
listed, "could cure conditions as!
it is curing them in Russia wheie
when overproduction! approaches;
workers will simply ( work fewr
hours for the same Return, their,
rightful share of the iprodnciiqn.'V
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Defiant Indians
In Bombay Riot
But Police Win
! BOMBAY, India, I Jab. 16 '
(AP) Defiant , Indians affiliate4
with Mahatma Gandhi's Congress
party gave Bombay) one of tha
most anxious periods it had bad
in many months. . Two hundred
and fifty of them were sent to
hospitals after street fights' with
the police and soldiers. (
They nad tnea to estaniisn m
complete "hartal' or general ces
sation of all work, but 16,000 po
licemen and 600 British! soldiers
mobilized at strategic nolnts ere-i
vented the hartal from reaching j
its intended .proportional
A series of riots In the Indus-!
trial suburb' of Lalbagh resulted -
in runflre. Two Indians were
wonnded when policaf'lred into i a
mob which refused tt dlsperee.
Most of the others had I received
minor injuries when the police
charged the crowds! with tbelx
1thU nr atloVa i