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. THE WEATHER .
Fair today -and Wrtinea- '.
day but with much low
rlouda and for: Ma. Temp.
Monday CO, Mt. SI, rirer
a fet; clear, no rain.
I "i All statesmait carriers are
little merchant;, you are
patronizing' one ill your.,
neighborhood jwhen you
v take Tho Statesman.
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Stand of two Legislators
From This County is -
Armory Filled to Capacity
and Overflow urowa.
; Meets at Church
Resolatlom protesting Marion
county legislators' Totei on-the
Manninc. prohibition referendum
amendment last week, and prais
ing prohibition as beneficial to
the "moral and econoniie Inter
ests of enr nation" wete passed
Sunday night by an (audience
numbered about 2500 people in
a city-wide church rally on the
occasion of the 13th annirersary
of national prohibition. !
"We pledge our support to
public officials, federal, state.
county and city, who ate trying
honestly and Intelligently to en
force onr laws." read the resolu
tions. "We shall glTe burs el Tea
with new deyotlon to a campaign
of education that the generation
now coming to maturity under
prohibition may know the back
Ground of facts against which to
SiTpSt temptsby in-
terested parties to discredit pro
hibition by a propoganda of
lies." : I ,
The resolutions - expressed ap
preciation to Leo McAllister,
"our one representative to op
pose this move" to submit the
.rni,ihitlnn amendments! to the
tate constitution to a Vote. The
resolutions committee consistea
of B. B ' Parker D. JL riqwe.
Elirabeth Gallaher, Hugh Fouke,
Jr.. C. A. Kells.
The meeting was addressea Dy
former Justice Oliver P.jCoshow.
Preceding the Judge's (remarks,
mass singing : was led iby ; Rev.
Earl Cochran. Several ' special
vocal numbers were given. The
armory was packed at 7 o'clock,
a half hour before the formal
nrnmm began.- if overflow
meeting was held in the! Calvary I
Baptist chuTcn. i :
'The problem of Uw ; enforce
ment and of the prohibition
amendment lis complex and dlffl-
it aald the former justice in
opening his address, i "t remind
toii that we have had a I conflict
between the right and wrong of
the evils of liquor since j tne oe
rlnnlnr of time. In 5 our rown
ontrr- the whiskey insurrec
tion In the '90's, after the- for
mation of the union, wa$ one of
th moat vexlnr nroblems eon-
fronting the new government.
Yet in the move a century or
more later for absolute national
prohibition, many of the I patrons
of the saloon Joined wjith the
temnersnee neoole to put that
Institution out of business.
Th, nVr declared it would I
be a mistake for the- Irlenas 01
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FIGURE IS Li
Registration In 1 the
ntxvnla fni tha first dSV
Dvuw.a v. . " " i .
spring semester was short ot tne
figure for the same perioa m
1930, when ngures were com
piled Monday, in me; . graae
schools. 2121 pupils - registered
vesterdav as compared toi215S a
year ago and In the Junior highs
senior mgn tne . proponum
seemed to run a little I nearer
At the senior hlxh 112$ pupils
rere in actual attendance, while
cars of at least 40 more students
who will return today or! tomor
mv vera held, bringing the to
tal to about 1170. At the Jun
inr, hi.h, S8S had enrolled at
Leslie yesterday and 871. at Far
Rezlstration f or - the ! grade
schools yesterday follows: Gar
fiid. 2xi: McKinler. 181: Lin
coin. 185: Grant' 260; High
land, 293; Park, 214; Washing
ton. 207; Richmond, 215; and
Enslewood. 335. There were 11
beginners at Englewood. ;
Regular class schedule in
uiar Class scueuuw
hools will he resumed to-
m-- a . i,.h..
been given over In the high and
Junior highs to purchase of text -
hooka : .
The Legislative Calendar.
Repealed law providing
for certificate ot conven
ience and necessity for all
utilities. . I .
Bill to ' introduce indus
trial accident commission
and replacement by a com
missioner, one of 13 Intro
duced. ..' ' ".:- , ..j ;
HOUSE YESTERDAx .
Fifty - two new measures
Introduced in house,' one
calling tor tax supervising
and conservation' commis
sion. . -. I
Governor Meier tells press
his public utilities- measure
conforms with his platform.
Committee of 11 named
to confer with Washington
Janet 'BrlgK (above) of Santa
- Anna. California, is the only
sjlri to take courte In mining
englneerlnir at Stanford mnlver
iltr. President lloow's Alma
Mater. Sh la a senior, has
Phi -Beta Kappa scholastic re
cord, and is a licensed pilot. She.
plans to go to China In Marcn
to take up her duties In an Eng
lish ; engineering project.
EvilS and Dangers Told by
Mrs. Honey man at Meet
i Of Garden Club :
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According to a recent state
ment made by John av. K.eiiy.
Oregon has the leadership of all
the states of the ? Facinc nonn-
west la beautirui nignways sana
In tho up-keep of its highways,
said Mrs. Jessie Honeyman, state
chairman of the roadside plant
ing committee of the state feder
ation of garden clubs, at the
Monday night meeting or tne 6a
lem Garden club in which the
moot question of ,4bIllboards on
the public highways" was under
tire. 1 . ""j
In the audience were repre
sentatives from the highway
commission, the forestry depart
ment of the state. Mrs. 4, ,s.
of : Moamoutn, sutie
president of the federation or
garden clubs; airs, iiemea row-
ler. chairman of roaasiae ana
billboard committee ijine roTV
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KLAMATH FALLS, JOre., Feb.
z-MAPJ Sheriff Lloyd Low an
nounce today J. C. Nichols, casn-
ier of i the Chlloquin siaie oana,
and D. B. Stout, manager of the
nrornn Woolen Mills ! store at
rvnn!Ti had rnnfessed to the
w o .
S3000 State bank roooery lasi
Nichols had toia omcers
urday an unmasked oanait naa
forced! him Into the bank vault
from which he later was reieaseu
by Stout. i
Authorities are seeking two
other men, whose names were not
announced, who were oeiievea im
plicated in the robbery.' j
The alleged coniession Dy !.-
A auvvu ,w
MMA M.?a In tho rtFOKAnra Al
V19 fV A3 UiaUV tts y
himself and V. G. Klock. local re-
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utuig . . .
; DISCUSSED HERE
resentative of the Burns Detec-lkept
tjTe agency, Low said
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Julia ; Creech. Salem . high
school graduate, now j i-ttenaing
University ot Oregonj was j re
ported late last nignt senouiy
111 at Eugene. Her parents, :Mr.
and Mrs. T. W. creecn.
South; 14th street, and brother.
John, i left for Eugene! to do ai
her bedside-last night.! mm t
She was said to do suiierina
from an acute attack of appendi
citis, i Her condition was report
ed to be critical. j .
' waivr anwa Y aTattTC
WnnWB. CJ Feb. 2-
1 api .Vancouver went back! m-
: i v v v -mr - w - - w- , m
I - - t 7 . .. .in,
to first place in the Facific coast
iniv iMrn bv trouncing ron-
land 5 to 1 here tonight. Tn.loaa
lleft Portland in last place lnthe
legislature committee on
Columbia river fishing regu
lation. .. , ; . . h -.
TTparlnrs tonight on free-
textbooks and tunnel hill, j
Hydro-electric bill hearing
postponed ontU Wednesday.
Third reaamg nouso i
42 and 20. ;;.-; ) :':;:d
! HOUSE TODAY -
Rogue river closing mil
up for debate and vote. j
Third reading house bill.
2, 21, 22; 26. 28, 1. it. $3,!
100; 104. - . ! , , j
-Third reading house Joint
memorial 7. ! - " i
Third reading senat; bills
33. 38, J. 44, 47, 19. t. I
Loss of Life Believed to
Be Great but Figures
Are not Reported
Stone .Buildings air Down,
Fires Raging; Meagre
-WELLINGTON. N- Z.t Feb.
a .city of
th'e wegt coast of Nortn Island t
8:51 o'clock this morning caused
reports of a great loss of life.
Messages broadcast by his
majesty's sloop Veronica said
that a great toll was feared and
that some deaths were . certain,
although It gave no figures. -
The ship's messages added'
that nearly every stone building
in the town was destroyed and
that tires were raging in the cen
ter of the city.
A man who witnessed the
quake In 'Napier rushed to Dan-
neTirke. an inland town about 70
miles southwest of the stricken j
city, and telephoned to Welling-
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been considerable. if -
casualties in the town, which
looked as If It had undergone ,a
i k -I
All the large buildings In the
center of the 'town were razed
and the postoffice was largely in
FORD SAID FAILURE
DETROIT. Feb. z. (AP) A
"gigantic gamble." with the stakes
so great as to be difficult of com
prehension was the characteriza
tion in many quarters when Henry
.Ford announced In 1927 that he
intended to establish a huge rub
ber plantation la the Amazon val
ley of BrazlL
Reports that the project In
which Ford already has-Invested
many millions 01 aoiiars was
about to be abandoned brought
neither denial nor confirmation
from authorised spokesmen at the
Ford offices here toflay.
Although the project had been
praised' in many quarters as an
undertaking that would bring to
the Amazon valley a civilization ri
valing that of the great Mississip
pi valley In North America, it aiso
came In for criticism. The terms
of the grant that gave to Ford
some 4.000.000 acres of land on
the Piquatuba plateau, state of
Para, were criticized by some
Sam Brown of Gervais, senior
Marion county senator, was un
able to attend legislative sessions
i - . a a
I VAflterdfiY DPCaUSe Of a PainiUI at-
I - " r . f
tack of sciatic rneumatism wiucu
I . A. Ufa V M aa Cm Sm Ann A
him to nis nea ai nxs nomo,
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When he will be able to return
to take part in the legislature is
The first attack came upon, the
weiK known legislator saturaay
evening and he has been confined
I to oea since awuius . -
received from Gervais last night
to oea since. Accurals i
I . .vi. tn Mtnrn tn
the sessions here within a day or
two." However, a member of his
family stated he might not bo
able to do so for tome time.
In Small Boat
ALAMEDA, Cal., Feb.
(API Two men and a
ire sailing for Alaska in ahome
i p s..& i. vw . m i "nasun
mA 45.foot boat on a "health
cruise" friends revealed here to
day. " , : 5 '
The trio Is Mr. and Mrs. Hen
rlk Henrlksen and 5 Ed Marks.
They left here Friday and expect
to reach Ketchikan, Alaska, a
vef -v. nhtr
.hft wtT-ntTl t;o years ago.
buUt hi. own craftiand powered
It with a Diesel engine. It is
Third of Depew
Estate Goes to
: Yale University
NEW YORK, Feb. 2. (AP)
One-third ot the estate of Chaun
cey. M. Depew, Jr., . goes to - Yale
university under terms ot his will
filed fpprSbate today. ; ;
iUtfder tha wHl, Yale will re
ceive more than $1,000,000 hut
the exact amount has sot been de
termined. This will bo in addition
t si us. ADO left to the unl-
t nia th will of tha elder
rpew. : "
Aldermen Take Sides,
To Wire Congress,
t I As Seems
fTlHE city council hurried through a small amount wrou-
I jm.. u...rnA.a 1niimA Yrr Q n't&ftrlc lant nieht .but
not until Aldermen. Dancy, Vandevort, nugnes ana ruxyine
had expressed themselves on
TpVmf finhiilrl tw done about
"Whenever a poor mari fights he butts his head against
rOa stona walL I fa useless," said
Couldn't Have Missed That
Shadow, in Salem for
Sun did his Best
Not content.klike humair mor-
sometimes are. to leave well
enough alone, the groundhog
nt i a-scontlnir yesterday. And,
much to some mortals chagrin, ne
saw - fnis snaaow.
in iract. if ne naa lasen a no-
Ulon to be bold and W out or
minutes, he would have been able
iio gase iyn "a
I AeToutlr. For; the sun, as If in
defiance to the traditional O. H..
shone and shone.
And who's going to think that
the ground hog will change the
course of the! extra-balmy ; days
that Salem Is enjoying In the dead
NEW YORK,' Feb. 2 (AP,) -The
marmota monax to give it
Its official name waddled forth
today, put on Its spectacles, look
ed around for its shadow, and
rawloi hack- into its hole.
whether or not he saw it, and
whether or not it makes any dif
ference, depends on where you sit.
cy night fall he was back in his
bole asleep. The marmota mon-m-m
ta n nt the sleeolest mem
bers of the anlmaHrtngdom. Th
little creature! he i measures
about 18 inches in length, as ev
rrbodv knows, and like other
marmota is a burrower - sleeps
mutt all winter.
At any rate,: me marmout uuu
sx emerged. It is an old mar
mot monaxlan; custom, cherished
In the countryside and respected
by the sophisticates ot tne pave
ments, who never taw a marmota
monax in their lives, and never
want to. I . :
- Groundhog, ; woodchuck, mar
mota monax call it what you
will spent only a short time in
the open today, according to com
paratively reliable statistics col
lected from hither and yon.
COAST GETS SHARE
OF INI BUILDINGS
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 2
(AP) Near three million dol
lars worth of public "building
funds were allocated to three Pa
I a,u.sM T
I Matiti mtnt&m ttAa tnV SAOTA-
I Willi j -
tary Mellon's report to congress
I . a ant. A
on national construction The to
tal was $2,935,000 virtually an
for nost offices.
Twelve ( projects in California
were allotted tho greatest lump
J Btate-$2.475,000.-r Three Ore-1
rninr to anv one Facmc coast
Tro1eets drew $315,000 ana
two Washington state postoffices
wm-a awarded S145.0OO0. '
Idaho drew $130,000 for build
ings at Weiser and Focateu.o.
The three Oregon projects are
at Marshfleld. i $140,000: Oregon
rMtv. 1 115.000 and St. Johns.
Pasco's new postoffice will
cost-$5.000 and that at-Colfax
Says W. Gerth
' While nV oredlctlons are made
for the forthcoming two months,
waiter Gerth. i who for the past
25 rears has held a pilot's li
cense for the I Willamette river.
doeTsaV that within the scope of
hi. memory the river ha. never
been so continuously ,iow as
has been during the past winter
The aeven foot level has been
reached twice this winter, the
water then receding as quickly as
it ; ma- in cruising along river
between here and Independence
Mr. ' Gerth state, there te much
evidence" from growth on the
bottom , ot the stream that It ha.
fni ainrrfsh and low for
many months, i - l
i . PlIIUF HALE DIESV
; BOSTON, Feb. 2- ( AP ) Phll-
Id L. Hale. 8 artist and art cTU
1c, died in a hospital loaay.
was the son of Edward Everett
I Hale, who wrote -"The
I Without A Country.
Then Authorize Mayor
Urging Such aid u :
Feasible . .
the matter or drought reneii
Mr. Vandevort, in protesting
against .sending telegrams to Ore-1
gon's Washington representatives,
urging action in benair 01 me un-
emnloved and needy. - "it's just
wast of money. - Don't mo that
communication , asking for help.
Throw if In the wast basket."! v
Vandevort' s remarks ! followed
the reading of a letter ! from the
People's Lobby, national organiza
tion headed by John Dewey, with
Benjamin B. Marsh executive sec
Alderman Hughes, who sits next
to Vandevort In council the cham
bers; hurried to reply.
Condition Serious, ,
"It's a deplorable condition we
face in the middle west,' said the
alderman. "Here in the west we
don't realize how bad It 4s. I
think we are .parsimonious not to
send this message. Congress has
too much wheat on its hands with
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STILL ON DISABLED
While endorsing the principle
of immediate .-cash payment ot
adjusted service certificates to
veterans, the national jexecutlve
committee of the American Le
gion, in session last week at In
dianapolis, Ind., went on record
as one man to continue the Le
gion's legislative emphasis on
the disabled veteran, his depen
dents, widows and war orphans.
That. In substance, is the re-
port-4t VU ..MaeKanilo pt Salenv
national -. committeeman from
Oregon, who returned late last
week from tho session at In
The national committee, while
not opposed to legislation which
would ask ' for this immediate
bonus, does not favor any action
of the Legion seeking such legis
lation. . This action, MacKenne
explained, is entirely: t keep
from sidestepping the program
or the disabled. 1 V -
Mackenzie savs the concensus
of opinion- on business condition
over ' the country developed, at
the session pointed strongly to
ward optimism, and that In the
Industrial section leaaers saia
thra was renewed- signs of life.
Conditions should be. according
to present Indications, marxeaiy
btter at the end 01 ineyear.
the delegates from all parts ot
the county said, with things ma
terially better than three or iour
months ago.- L
MaeKenzie traveled east over
the Union Pacific and back over
the Union P facinc ana oaca
the Great Northern, and
tner route was
evidence, he said, weatner con
ditions in the .east are Weal; for
this time oi year. i
OREGON CITY, Ore., Feb. 2.
(AP) Sixty-four unempioyeo
men from the Mllwauklo district
Hed on the county coun waay
asking j that the county proT
work for them. They presented a
petition signed by 83 unempioyeu
persons. ' ; .
The court wssurea - in
some plan would be worked out
to help them. i L '
Day in Washington ,
' (By the Associated Press) '
Senators Borah- and Cara
way i assailed opponent, of
f 25,000,000 . relief proposaL
Secretary Adams announc
ed court martial of S medley
D. Butler would be held at.
Philadelphia on February"
Charles E. Mitchell, New
York financier, opposed
bond issue to cash veteran,
compensation certlfi e a t e .
and strged repeal of capital,
gains tax. , -
Senate voted down pro
posal to give .Washington
phjsiicans unlimited author
ity to issue llqnor prescript
tlons. . ' ;"
House passed Wagner ad
vance planning bill. '
Supreme court recessed
nntil Februanr 25, after
handing; down -several de
cisions. Senate committee approv
ed administration proposal
to increase by $100,000,000
the public building program.
President Hoover asked
congress for 53,742,0S9 to
cover defjeiency awpple
mental expenditures in pre.
ent fiscal year.
Bed Cross drought relief
fnnd passed $3,000,000
BY 1LES FIRM
I Capital Reduced to Common
Stock- of $200,000;
lift Dlfl "
uonipctny Manes uunsisicni;
Earning Record Over
Last few Months
The Miles Linen Mill company
will call all of Its preferred stock
consisting of-a i $0,000 of eight
percent cumulative issue 5 made
four years ago, as of February
2IY 1931,V according to announce
ment made by mill officials here
yesterday. Payment will be at
the par value of the stock, as pro
vided in each certificate. . ;
With the retirement of the pre
ferred stock, the Miles Linen
company, 'control of which was
acquired by the Barbour I Flax
Spinning ' company of Pateraon,
N. J.. a year ago, will have only
common stock outstanding to the
extent of $290,000. There! Is no
bond issue and no other prefer
red stock Issue, than the oae-be
Forth comlne Today
- Call for the stock will be re
ceived . locally today by I each
stockholder; In a letter sent out
in blocks of $500 or urger
Since the purchase of control
Of the mill a year ago by the Bar
bour Interests, a consistent! earn
ing record : has been noticeable,
following a similar record for the
immediate months proceeding the
Barbour purchase. Last July a
fOur per cent dividend was paid
on the common stock but One is
not looked for this winter, due
to the fact that earnings will be
used to retire the preferred
stock. The latter has paid) divi
dends since the sale of the secur
ity, officials of the company said
WHEAT SURPLUS IS
BLAMED OH OREGOil
PORTLAND. ; Ore.. Feb. . 2
(AP)- Oregon, .Washington and
Idaho produce a burdehsotn
surplus" of wheat, in the j opin
ion of George 8.' MHner, presi
dent ot the grain stabilization
corporation.-:. '' -I"
Milner, together with . u. E.
Huff, president of the Farmers'
national grain corporation; was
in Portland today to confer-with
representatives of the organiza
tions.. - 'I :-
Milner said Pacific northwest
grain growers are the least af
fected by present economic con
ditions ot any group but that they
face greater problem, tha any
similar group in the country.
Two possible solution, to north
west grain growers' difficulties
were seen by Milner: one was to
1 decrease production of wheat and
LJ othex to find a new use for it.
u. ..! if ,nln -rowers would
He salt, If grain
raiaa . i ore bogs
and feed their
wheat t ey would be able to real
ize a ac greater profit.
fQrnp is Held up
But Bandits Are
BEND. Ore., Feb. 2. (AP)
Ray Sutton, 1, and Arden Gage,
17. both of St. Helens, were in
the Deschutes county jail ; eoday
following a holdup here sunaay.
The two bor. allegedly! have
confessed they held up a service
station here Sunday morning, s.
V. - Ramp, proprietor, reported
they stole $18. 1 j
After the holdup hero sunaay
the boy. tried to get over tb, Mc-
Kehtie Pass but the Pass was
snow blocked. They tried The
Dalles-Calif ornta highwa but
were ( stopped by , ranchers! with
drawn guns near , Willowdale..
The youths were driving a
stolen car, authorities said.
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Joe Savoldi to
; Try Wrestling
L03 - ANGELES. Feb. 2.
( AP - Jumping Joe avoIdl,
who went places with a football
a. fullback for Notre Dame,- will
do his future tackling on m mat,
with rones marking the sidelines.
Savoldi is in training, nere to
become a wrestler, he said tonight.-
He cites the, case of one
Ed Don George, former Michigan
ntii,r-itltT athlete, who in a
short month advanced to claim
ant to- . the world heavyweight
I Leaders Hanged
t ISTANBUL. Turkey, Feb. J-
(Tuesday) (AP) Twenty
eight religious reactlonalre., con
victed jot participation In the
abortive , revolutionary outbreak
ot December at Menemen, were
hanged there at dawn today.
In Own Picture
Carmen Barnes, who, at 15, wrote
a startling novel of life In a pri
vate school for girls, is to be
come a fUm star. In the movie
colony, where she has been for
three months. It ha been de
cided that she star In her own
plays. She Is a daughter or
Wellington Barnes,! manufac
turer, of Chattanooga, Tenn.
RELIEF PLAN FOES
Declares Opposition to aid
For Drought Victims is
I National Disgrace
I WASHINGTON. Feb. 2 (AP)
With a fever seldom exhibited
In senate debate leaders of the
senate coalition today assailed
the . "no compromise" stand of
the. houiA republicans against the
125.000.000 Red Cross relief
fund. . ' " ' '
; Senator Borah of Idaho, .poses
man of the republican indepen-
dnU. drew a roar ot applause
from the determined democratic
forces and from the gallery as he
shouted an acceptance . ot the
house challenge, and declared tor
an all summer fight it necessary
on the relief Issue against the ad
ministration.' It wa. a scene un
parallelled in recent history of
the dignified senate as Borah
brought the democratic leaders
across tho aisle to shake his hand
amid applause from the gallery
tee. ' . - - -: r '. ' .'
G. O. P. Leaders
Bide Their Time
Silent throughout the assault
by the Idahoan. and during a
more personal attack upon Pres
ident Hoover and the house re
publican leader, by Senator Car
away, . democrat, , of Arkansas,
the senate republican leadership
bided Its time tonight, awaiting
a break in the tense deadlock. It
was generally agreed that a com
promise wa. the only way to
avoid an extra session after
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Thlrtv-six men. interested in
Boy Scouts and in proper leader
ship for- the boys, attended the
first session of Ihe 12-weeks train
ing school held last night at the
Willamette university gymnasium.
O. P. West, scout executive for
Marion and Polk counties, acted
as scoutmaster, starting the men
Itt the drill of sc,out work, i . ,
Two regular scout troop forma
tions : were organised,1 and work
conducted on the patrol plan. T,
Douglas Halway Is assistant scout
master; F. Howard Zinser, senior
patrol leader, and William Towne,
scribe. . i
Men were present from Dallas.
Monmouth. West Salem, Salem,
siiverton: Stavton and Brooks. A
large attendance is expected next
tim-j. The rrouD will meet each
Monday night at 7 o'clock at the
campus gymnasium. p ,. i
IS WELL ATTENDED
Convicts Back in Pen;
Captured at Jefferson
Robbery- of a Jefferson store
and tobacco odor In the . school
house basement proved j.tbe
downfall ot Dan Flynn and i Lee
Duncan; escaped convicts, who
were late Sunday morning I ap
prehended in the basement of
the '-ffersOn Khoolhouse. Yes
terday they were back In , the
state penitentiary, secure In the
bull pen. ,
i Three men, J. T. Jones, Jef
ferson constable, George Vale
and George Thomason of the
state traffic office, participated
in the actual capture. f Whether
the $50 award offered for re
capture ot each convict will be
divided among all these men. or
even to include other., had not
been determined yesterday.
- The store .at - Jefferson was
robbed early Snndsy morning,
among the missing articles be
in Mleta' clothing outfits.
food and reT-lver and .hells.
This wa. the flrrt definite clue.
LEFT IIJB OF
Meier Utility Biil Doesn't
Suit Despite Message
' Upholding it
Harlan P!cks Flaws but is
s Steadfast . In Support
- 'Of Governor
By SHELDON F. SACKETT
Striking back. . at well-niah
unanimous press reports that the
administration's power conserva--tlon
and utility regulation pro- -
gram waf being split upon reers
within the governors ,ewn sup
posedly smooth sea of supporters, -Mr.
Meier issued a pointed state
ment Monday morning declaring
that "recent statements . . . are
erroneous" and - the Lawrenco
"measure Is fully in accord with
the principles expressed la my
platform. and enunciated In my
opening radio speech in the guber
Kenneth Harlan, leader of the
"left-wing" of the utility change
party, was not so sanguine when
Interviewed regarding the gover
nor's program. Harlan was quirk
to add, however, that he was m
harmony with the governor that
he would not block Meier's legls-
lation program ;' in the house.
Utility legislation and i control
must proceed from tne governor,
said Harlan. He declared that l
any going-over the Meier utility
program would be done within
the office ot the executive and
must not be a repair Job under
taken before the somewhat criti
cal eyes of certain legislators.
Xot Carried Out
Despite Governor Meier s pro
nouncement that all was well with
his utility program and the bill
introduced by Mr. Lawrence to
carry it out. Harlan cited specific
departures from his own views in
Turn to page 2. col. 1)
DAISY'S LAST If E
IS PROBATION PLEA
LOS ANGELES. Feb. 2 (AP)
With a atoic acceptance of de
feat in a fight for a new trial.
Daisy DeBoe threw herseir on
the mercy of the court today at
the end of her fight to escape a
conviction of stealing $S2tlrom
A hope she might gain anotner
chance to tight the grand theft
charge filed against her by the
flapper film star, i whom sne
served .two years ; as secretary,
disappeared In a decision by Su
perior Judge William Doran, de
nying her a new trial.
Judee Doran's decision follow
ed two hours of argument by her .
counsel, . William Bierne. sn
which he tried unsuccessfully to
show that the verdict was reach
ed by "lot or chance." The de
fence, prepared for an aaere
ruling, immediately sought per
mission to file an application for
probation which was granted and
a hearing seti for February 10.
- : 1 ,.
To be Repeated,
j Plan at Eugene
' i EUGENE, Ore., Feb. 2 (AP)
The Eugene Pageant associa
tion, at Its annual meeting here
tonight, decided to hold another
pioneer pageant In tho summer
The last pageant, the Sunset
Trail, was held In 1929 and at
that time It was planned to bold
the pageant every three years.
The Washington bi-centenoial
may be. linked; with the 113 2
pageant. '", '
A. A. Rogers was , re-elected
president of the association and
the old board of directors was re
elected. Then Jones,, walking into the
basement of the schoolhouse,
sniffed about and ; discovers!
that someone had been smoking
in there. He called Officer Tho
mason and George Yale, j Jones
and Vale entered the basement,
and found feet of the convicts
showing from a woodpile
The convicts made not effort
to resist the officers. According
to Officer Thomason, real credit
for the capture is due to Jones
and Vale, who caught vFlynn and
Duncan In the woodpile, Thoma
son having gone to the rear of
the building to guard there.
The convict, were, as earlier
supposed, the pair who held up
Otto Muellhauptj' Salem plumber,
Thursday evening on which tho
prison break occurred. Duncan
had on, at tlm of capture, the
overcoat he bad taken from
The convict, made their Azsfi
from the prison walls about 6:15
o'clock last Thursday evening.