The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 06, 1931, Page 1, Image 1

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INSURANCE
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THE WEATHER
Fair today and Saturday ,
becoming ansettled lat e
Saturday Max." Temp.
We cannot prevent 1
accidents, -but most every
one ran carry the One Dol
lar "Accident Insurance Pol
' Thursday 53, Mln. 83, rivet '
Icy issued to subscribers.
1 foot, rain .03.
FOUMD.nO 1851
EIGHTIETH YEAR
Salem, Oregon, Friday Morning, February 6, 1931
No. 271
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HER FORCES
ON PORT ISSUE
Obtain Amendments to let
i Governor Appoint - for :
.The Present Year - j-
But House Expected not to
f Accept Changes; Vote :
In Senate 15-13
By the slim margin of 15 to 13
votes, the senate yesterday reject
ed the minority report , of the
Multnomah delegation on the An
gell bill tor the election of Port of
Portland commissioners j and at
same time accepted the! majority
report which provides for the fill
ing this year of the four existing
vacancies by the governor and the
election of the commissioners in
succeeding years. i -
The matter is up for- a final
senate vote today when House Bill
73, the center of the nOst con
troversy In the legislature thas
far, comes up on final passage In
the upper house with the amend
ment made by the Multnomah
senatorial delegation attached.
I Technically, yesterday was one
of victory for the Governor Meier
forces, while the governor has
agreed with the senators on the
on the men who will be named
port commissioners, should the
power be handed the executive,
the act of appointing them will be
in Mr. Meier's hands and he can
state that he lias received the au
thority requested of the legisla
ture in his Inaugural address.
Issue Decided by
Narrow Margin !
On the test vote in the senate
yesterday on the substitution of
the minority report the j roll call
was: I
Aye: BilWnssley, Carsner, Dunn
of Jackson.! Fisher, Franclacovich,
Johnson, Kiddle, Kuck, Mann,
Miller, Moser, Schulmerich, Stray
er, Upton 14. .
No: Bailey, . Bennett, Booth,
Brown. Burke, . Crawford, Dunne
of Multnomah, Eberhard, Eddy,
Jones, Spauldlng, Staples, Wheel
er, Woodward, Marks 15.
Absent: HalL ,V " V,
But th battle ia not over. '
. Tfie forces arrayed against the
gevernor In bla campaign to . se
cure the port commissioner ap
pointments may defeat House Bill
73 when It eomes up for final pas
sage. . r
If unsuccessful In the senate,
the battle ground will again be
transferred to the house where
there Is little likelihood 1 that the
amended bill will be acceptable.
- The majority of Multnomah re
presentatives does not favor it; a
group of upstate members of the
lower house are opposed to the
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TO STUDY PENSION
110 FUND PROVIDED
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The Joint ways ! and means
committee last night eliminated
an appropriation of $2 $00 from
a bill introduced by Senator
Eddy providing for the appoint
ment of a commisslqn to conduct
a study of old age pensions and
unemployment. ' !
The bill provided that the re
report of the committee should
be tiled with the next legisla
ture. .! Senator Woodward . object
ed to the appropriation.; and it
finally was decided that the
study should be madei -by the
higher board of education.
A. C. Marsters of Roseburg
appeared before the committee
and requested an appropriation
of 1100,000 to pay premiums at
the, Oregon state fair.,' This is
an Increase of 125,000 over pre
vious I appropriations. . Marsters
declared this increase was war
ranted by the natural growth of
the fair which necessitated addi
tional; premiums.
: Request for an appropriation
of $75,000 for the Pacific Inter
national Livestock association
, was presented by O. M. Pluni
mer, manager of the show.
The: committee considered a
number of other routine budget
requests. ' i
Rusk Requests
His Ashes Put
Atop Mountain
YAKIMA, Wash., Feb. 5.
AP) A letter from - C. E.
Rusk, Grants Pass, Ore., who
died from a heart attack Wed
nesday, was received by the f
Yakima Cascadians here today
directing the mountaineers club
to place an urn containing his
ashes in a cairn on top of the
castle on Mount Adams. The
letter was dated November 30,
130. .
Rusk, founder of the Cascad
ians in 1920, took members on
the only two trips up j the east
slop of Mount Adams on rec
ord. In 1910 he exposed as
false the contention of Dr. Fred
erick Cook, that lie attained the
summit of Mount McKInley,
Alaska. He returned last sum
mer from Alaska where he ex
plored glaciers.1 ; Rusk j was the
author of "Tales of a Western
Mountaineer".
Lincoln Viewed as
Crafty Politician
In Book by Masters
Martyred President Treated Much as Rupert
Hughes Handled Washington Character
Says he Gould Have Prevented war
By RIChXrd"mASSOCK
TVJEW YORK, Feb. 5. (AP)
JLl sought to strip the garments of heroism from another
famous iAmencan.1 - j
The author is Edgar Lee
suuject is Aorauaiu i-iincom. in "Lincoln, tne Man
lished tomorrow, the Spoon river anthologist treats o
martyred " president fmueh HkeO : ". 1 1
Rupert Hughes treated of that
other. February-born j statesman,
George Washington, h i
Lincoln he Interprets as a po
litical personality-aj "slick and
crafty politician; cold, manner
less, t unkempt, at times neurotic
and .superstitious. j
The union of sovereign states
f which Lincoln spoke at Get
tysburg "perished with the
I Civil) war". Masters writes,
and i Lincoln's mind S "was not
profound enough" to see It.
Could Have Kept i
atlon out of war
j Lincoln, Masters said, might
have prevented the Civil war,
1'one of the most colossal blun
ders in history".
I Masters calls his book a polit
tical and legalistic analysis of
Lincoln's mind and nature, based
on available biographies,
j "In the middle western small
town." Master said ftf an . Inter
num to page 10, col. 3)
NAPIER, N. Z., Feb. 6 (Fri
day) (AP) New Zealand's
realm of ruin was under martial
law today. Armed marines patrol
led the streets to prevent looting
and to see that nothing hamper
ed the ceaseless- toll ; of rescue
Workers seeking survivors among
the wreckage left by Tuesday's
earthquake.
All day yesterday a great ex
odus continued; the remaining In
habitants fleeing from sickness It
was feared might follow destruc
tion of the city's sanitary system.
Communication between the
taxed towns of Hawkes bay prov
ince and the outside world was
reestablished. With scores of
doctors, nurses and other relief
workers present all that was pos
sible was being done for the hun
dreds of injured still' unable to
be moved.
Red Cross workers i estimated
the number of dead In the whole
quake district at more than 1,-
00, but other reports made the
figure lower. A final count will
not be known probably far days,
and probably never will be com
plete, because of the fires which
raged through both Xapter and
Hastings after the buildings had
tumbled down.
SHIM SCHOOL
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BONDS VOTED
SILVERTON, Feb. 5. The pro
posed $36,000 bond issue for the
Sllverton school district. was de
feated at the polls here today, 325
negative votes being - recorded
against 232 affirmative. .
J The bonds were proposed to fi
nance construction of an addition
to the senior high building, which
has become overcrowded.
I Much interest has been aroused
In the issue, both for and against.
With the result that 557 voters
turned out to express their de
sires, as compared to only 17 vot
ers at the last regular school elec
tion. Today's vote "undoubtedly
sets a record for school elections
In Sllverton. '
j HOCKEY GAME TIE
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 5
(AP) The Vancouver Lions
maintained their place at the top
of the Pacific coast hockey lea-
.gue here tonight, playing Port
land to a 2 to 2 tie in an over
time game.
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The Legislative Calendar
SENATE YESTERDAY
; Almost entire day occu
pied with debate on house
bill 73, providing tor elec
tion of port commissioners.
Majority report of commit
tee providing for appoint
ment of four vacancies this
year by governor, election
thereafter, carried by H to
13, after Incisive attack led
by Senator Moser. j r ;
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f HOUSE YESTERDAY
I Group of minor bills prin- I
cfpally effecting lawyer ;
passed. " : ' j !
f F 1 e measures recom- ;
mended by League of Ore
gon Cities secured approval
of house. ! j
HOUSE TODAY
' Third reading house bills :
0, 82, 1. 129, 130, 131. !
135, 153, 171. 172, 191; 195.
209.
Another author of notd has
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Masters, lawyer-poet, and his
pub-
the
PDSTOFFICE LEA
Beneficiaries Contrib u t e d
To G. 0. P. Campaign
Funds, is Claim
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 4(AP)
Chairman Blaine of the senate
committee Investigating postofflce
leases announced today he would
attempt , to prove that benefici
aries of these leases contributed
$1,250,000 to the last two repub
lican presidential campaign funds.
Blaine's announcement j was
made after the committee opened
its general Investigation of the
government's postal leasing pol
icy by questioning former assist
ant postmaster general, Bartlett
about leases made during his term
of office. .
Bartlett was asked by Blaine
if he would be "surprised to
know" that beneficiaries of the
postal leases had contributed
about a "million and a quarter
dollars" to the campaign funds
used to elect Presidents Coolldge
and Hoover,
Had Heard Rumors.
Of Contributions
The former postal official said
he would rather not -answer the
question, but testified he had
heard people say they should be
"given fair treatment because
they bad given to campaign funds
In the past."
Blaine said later he would de
velop the basis for, his question
tomorrow.
Meanwhile Postmaster General
Brown was challenged In the
house by Rep. Mass, republican,
Minnesota, to make public an in
vestigation on charges by Mass
against Charles J. Moos, St Paul
postmaster.
Maas asserted Moos was link
ed directly with a St. Paul post
office lease which along with
about 6,000 others Is under in
vestigation by the Blaine commit
tee. EVIDENCE 16AINST
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (AP)
Information tonight from with
in the hearing being conducted
here on charges against Bishop
James Cannon, jr., was that tes
timony had been given that in
formation on which part of the
charges are based was from Mrs.
Helen McCallum. who later be
came the bishop's second wife.
The presentation of evidence
against the temperance leader of
the Methodist church, south, was
completed at midnight. Tomor
row Bishop Cannon will present
his defense.
Among the witnesses examined
today were Austin O'Malley jof the
New York Journal, against Whose
publisher, William Randolph
Hearst, Bishop Cannon has filed
a suit for $5,000,000 damages
which the prelate said he suffered
when letters alleged to have been
written by him and statements
concerning him were published by
the Journal. ' !
BURNETT CONFINED
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5.-4-(AF
The senate today confirmed the
nomination 1 of Davie Burnett of
Cincinnati, Ohio, as commissioner
of internal revenue.
Third reading senate bills
28, 55, 71.
Third reading house joint
memorial 9.
Bills 129, 130, 131 to be
considered today, providing
changes in the regis trat on
of motor vehicles. .
House bill 172 proposed
by Representative Gouley,of
Marlon county provides for
a revolving fund for motor
vehicle registration.
SENATE TODAY
Third reading senate bills
5. 8. 30, 7. 102, 123, 124.
145, 169, 165, 166, 171. 173.
Third reading house bills
7. 35. 44, 73. - :J
Senator Booth's bill up to
give ex-eoldler's property ex
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Fight to pass house bill
73 as amended, I presiding
for appointment and election
of Port of Portland commis
sioners, is expected. I
CHS
IN
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COMPLETED
LOANS INSTEAD
OF
FUND
Compromise Plan on Relief
Agreed to by Both of
Parties in Senate
President now Considering
Proposal; Amount for
Drought aid Same t
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (AP)
The . senate coalition blocked
enactment of one of the vital ap
propriation bills today while a
compromise . proposal to break
the deadlock on relief legislation
was being weighed by President
Hoover.
T h compromise emanated
from the senate and was sent to
the White House with word that
It was acceptable to both repub
lican and democratic leaders. It
called for an additional- $25,000,
000 drought loan appropriation
in place of the $25,000,000 -Red
Cross relief fund which the pres
ident and the republican house
have flatly rejected.
Appropriation
Bill Called Up
As the fresh peace negotiations
moved forward In the hope of
avoiding an extra session, the
first of the eleven appropriation
measures was called up In the
senate for final enactment.
Democrats who have threaten
ed an extra session to obtain
their relief program lined up sol
idly In opposition to final appro
val of the bill. Sixteen republi
cans joined them.
The vote was 47 to 22 to re
ject the conference report on the
billion dollar treasury-postoffice
bill.
While showing their strength,
the senate coalition made no
open declaration against the ap
propriation measures. The debate
on the treasury-postoffice bill
hinged on differences between
the senate and house.
MURDER TIL
NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (AP) -James
Matthews Maxon Jr., of
Chattanooga, Tenn., was acquit
ted today of the murder of David
Paynter.
A considerable crowd had re
mained to hear the verdict and
applause broke out in the old
court room where Foreman Alex
ander McLean announced acquit
tal of the son of a bishop.
Among the crowd were many
persons from the south, who
erowded around Bishop Maxon
and his son and clasped their
hands joyfully. Some gave vent
to their emotion in a flood of
tears.
The liberated youth said he
had not decided whether he
would accompany his father back
to Chattanooga or stay in. New
York and hunt a job.
.The youth confided to a re
porter that last summer, while
he was out on bail he got a news
paper job In St.. Louis but was
fired for being sco
FOUND ON DESERT
ROSWELL, N. M., Feb. 8.
(AP) Cadet Joseph B. Donnelly,
who had been missing since noon
Wednesday, arrived here tonight
after his plane had crashed 35
miles -southwest of here at 1:10
p. m Wednesday.
Donnelly was brought to Ros
well by Allen Doyle, rancher, who
found him walking over the des
ert shortly after 5 p. m. today.
Donnelly and 50 other student
fliers left the training field at San
Antonio Wednesday for El Paso
and when he failed to land at Fort
Bliss yesterday afternoon officials
instituted a search for him.
Donnelly told the Associated
Press his motor stalled and he at
tempted 4 make a landing, as he
neared ground the wind direc
tion shifted and he landed with
bis tail in the wind. The plane
turned over and was demolished.
Donnelly suffered only a slight
bruise under his right eye.
Former Official
Of Washington
Dies of Injury
LONGVIEW. Wash., Feb. 5.
(AP) Injuries received In a
traffic accident "near Centralia
January 81 caused the death
here today of E. W. Ross, about
70, former state land commis
sioner. Mr. Ross held that posi
tion for two terms, eight years,
and was succeeded . by Clark V.
Savldge, present land commis
sioner.' ; ' :
Mr. Ross was United States
court commissioner at the time
of his death as well as director
of the First National bank of
Longview. A widow and one
.son survlvev
FAVORED
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ACQUITTED
MISSING
AVIATOR
Tables I Turned as Butler Faces, Trial
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When Brigadier-General Smedley Butler goes on trial In general eonrtmartial, before Rear Admiral
David F. Sellers (left: below), he will only be taking new role In an old drama. At left he Is
shown as witness In the famous trial of Col. Williams, whom he accused of drinking m cocktail when
they both were serving at: San Diego, Cal. He often was the accuser, also, when safety director in
Philadelphia. At light, he Is shown m he left City Hall when he was firod. Right below, he) Is shown
at Tien-tsin, China, in 19(27, where, he won commendation for his work. His eonrtmartial because
of accusations against Benito Mussolini only mark a new episode in his stormy career as :a member
of the U. S. Marine Corpse f I '
BUTLER IS SILENT
AS TO VfDEllLT
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Refuses to Comment Upon
Statement Mussolini
Story Misquoted
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 fAP)
The defenders of Major IGen
eral Smedley D. Butler conferred
seriously today over news reports
from Corneulls VanderbiltL Jr.,
that he had been "quoted Inac
curately" by the accused marine,
but neither Butler nor his coun
sel would comment further.!
After an all-day conference at
Butler's Quantlco, Va., quarters.
Major Henry Leonard, one of
his counsel, said Yanderbilt's
charge had been seen, together
with bis offer to "relate correct-?
ly from the witness stand" What
he had said.. Leonard asserted
Just as promptly,' however the
defense had nothing to say. I
Meanwhile word came from
the navy department that at least
so far as the navy was concern
ed the specific charges made
against Butler will not be made
public until they are read at the
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Liquor Chargesi
Filed Against
Two Men in Auto
Liquor-gasoline mixtures I late
last night caused the arrest of
two men, William McKenzie and
E. H. Craig of this city.
McKenzie alleged to have been
In possession of liquor on! the
highway, was released on $100
ball by order of State Traffic Of
ficer E. B. Houston, who made
the' arrest Craig was lodged In
the. city jail pending hearing to
morrow on charges of driving an
automobile while drunk.
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Day in Washington
(By the Associated Pressi)
Senate leaders placed com
promise relief proposal tip
to President Hoover. : j
Politics charged in post
office lease Investigation, j
Veterans Administrator
Bines proposed a cut in dis
ability allowances! for vet
erans undergoing hospital
treatment at government ex
pense. '
Secretary Adams declined
to make' Batter charges pub
lic. .,.!.-,!
Senate ordered court .
test on right of Chairman
Smith of power commission
to hold office. ! y,
Chairman Legge said the
drought might bring wheat
shortage. ' - :
Senate adopted amend
ment to prevent government
employes with fSOOO or
more annual salary . for ac
cepting retired officers dis
ability pay. f ! J
- President Hoover apprdv
ed four decreases and one
Increase in Smoot - Hawley
tariff DHL
' Senate confirmed nomina
tion of David Burnett as in
ternal revenue commission
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I Wlckersham commission
adjourned until March 4. r
i House approved f 2,000,
000 for medical aid to
drought section.
Congressional action com
pleted on $45,000,000 defi
ciency blU. " 1
RepresenUtlve Ralney op
posed confirmation Of Est
gene Meyer ( to federal re
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Woman in Hospital
Exercises Leg l and
Thigh is Fractured
Joy that she could exer
cise leg to the extent of
drawing it to near her
shoulder proved short lived
for a woman patient at the
Deaconess hospital. :
Calling one of the nurses
to show her how well she
could exercise the leg, the
patient drew the leg upward.
It snapped. A thigh bone
was broken.
j JDr. V. A. Douglas, county
physician, and Dr. E. A. lie
bold were called to set the
bone. ' i
The lower part of the pa
tient's body has been prac
tically paralysed for almost
three years, nor has there
been much motion apparent,
so the patient has been con
fined to bed most of the
time.
JURY IS SELECTED
: IKINGSLEY CASE
MEDFORD, Ore., Feb. 8
(AP) A Jury was selected late
today In the trial of James E.
Kingsley, 23, alias J. C. Adams,
charged with the murder of Sam
Prescott, traffic patrolman, who
had stopped Klngsley's stolen au
tomobile to question ! him con
cerning Its ownership.?
j The court ordered the jury to
remain Intact until the trial is
completed, and denied the state's
request for an alternate juror. '
Kingsley, it is said, will be the
only defense witness. ;
The state called three eye wit
nesses to the shooting, Earl Rem
ington, 19, of Wenatchee, Wash.,
a chance companion of Kingsley,
was one of these. The others
were Mrs. L. F. Batchelor and
her son, Johnny, aged 10 years.
- Other witnesses to be called
Included E. J. Farlow, .service
station operator where Kingsley
stopped a few minutes before the
shooting; Mrs.- Tillie Rose who
pointed out Kingsley to pursuing
officers, and Herbert-' Moore,
traffic officer, who. captured him.
The ease will be concluded late
tomorrow.
Mrs. Fowler is
Willing to Try
To Return Cash
i LA GRANDE, Ore. Feb. 5.
(AP) Mrs. Emma Fowler, whose
accounts as La Grande city treas
urer allegedly have been found
short $112,000, today was given
until Monday to enter her plea to
a charge of larceny 1 of public
funds. She was to have entered
her plea to a charge of larceny of
publicjfunda. She was to have en
tered her plea today, i
I Cart Helm, district attorney,
said Mrs. Fowler had Indicated
she was ready to return the mon
ey If given an "opportunity."
An audit of the city's books was
started today by a Portland firm
of auditdrs.
Oldest Mason
Has Birthday
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CHARLTON, Mass., Feb. f.
(AP) Leprelet Miller Logee, be
lieved to be the oldest living Ma-
nn In thu TTnttaA States, today
celebrated his 105th birthday, the
feature oi it a nuge caae contain
ing 101 candles.
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CITIES BILLS IE
PASSED DY HOUSE
Lively Part of Program is
Provided by Mott and
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Five measures designed to Im
prove governmental conditions in
Oregon cities were approved yes
terday.In the house, marking the
principal accomplishment of that
body. The bills were (drawn by
the League of Oregon Cities.
included In the provisions of
the five measures are provisions
exempting cities from; penalties
and interest on delinquent taxes
on property they own; changing
payment on Bancroft bonds from
an annual to .a semi-annual basis;
permitting creation in advance
of : sinking funds for j the pur
chase of fire equipment and sew
age disposal plants; simplifying
procedure on street vacation.
Mott -and Andrews j
Engage in Debate ' I
- Representatives Andrews and
Mott engaged In a heated but
short-lived clash over a bill pro
viding that the eight-hour day
be effective on all state highway
jobs and that overtime be paid
after that time had elapsed. A
letter from State Highway Engi
neer Klein was introduced by
Andrews in which Klein said
adoption of the bill would add
$100,000 annually to mainten
ance costs for the department
Mott criticized - Andrews for
not placing the objection before
the labor and industries commit
tee where no opposition ' to the
bill is said to have developed.
Andrews said Mott's attack was
the first made on his j methods
during his own membership in
the house. The bill was report
ed out favorably by the house.
Adjournment is expected this
afternoon until Monday,
Arguments Upon
Change of Venue
Heard in Court
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PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 5.
(AP) Arguments upon a de
fense motion asking a change of
venue for Nelson C. Bowles and
Irma G. Loucks, indicted for
first degree murder, were heard
by Circuit Judge W.' Ai Ekwall
here today. !
Jndra Ekwall said he- would
make his ruling tomorrow. The
state did not oppose the -motion,
nnwles. Portland 1 millionaire.
and Miss Loucks, formerly his
secretary, are accused, or mur
dering Bowles' wife, Mrs. Leone
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LEGION ' CHIEF ILL
NEW YORK. Feb. 6-WAP)
Ralph T. O'Neil, national com
mander of the American Legion,
has been crlticallv 111 with pneu
monia at a hotef here, but has
passed the crisis. It was disclosed
tonight. . . ,
DROUTH RELIEF FUND
SUBSCRIPTION
American Red Cross, i
508 First National Bank Bldg.
' Salem, Oregon.' -
Enclosed please find $
to the Red Cross drouth relief fond.
Signed,
Address.,
Clip and fill
AURORA STATE
BANK CLOSED; :
SUITJS CAUSE
Run Occasioned by Stories
Of . Action,! Involving
Mortgage Company
No -Connection Between two
Institutions; Data cn ;
" Condition Lacking "
Following a "run" occasioned.
apparently by news stories of le-. .j
gal difficulties in j which some ot
Its officers had become? Involved
the Aurora State bank cjlosed -its
doors Thursday afternoon and by
vote of its directors,' was placed j
In the hands of the state bank ex
aminer.- , -
The examiner, A'. A. Schramm,
spent several hours In:- Auror.i
Thursday afternoon and on hU
return here that night stated that
liquidation apparently would fol
low but -that he could not at this
time give any indication as to
what the bank's conditio was or
what the depositors' prospects of .
recovery might be.
The December 1 statement ot ,
the bank showed deposits of
$352,570.06. It was capitalized at
$25,000.
Fraud Claimed in
Snyder's Action
Claiming that officials of tua
Willamette Valfey Mortgage Loan
company had defrauded; him of
$25,200, 1 Andrew C. Snyder filed
suit against the company and Its
officials. Dr. B. Ft. Glesy, presi
dent, Zemo Schwab, secretary anl
William Phoenix, manager, all of
Aurora. j
; Sn3der charged that many oth
er citizens of Aurora and vlclnffy
had also been diefrauded but tbera,
was no Indication on Thursday
that others would Join him In his
attempt to recover mbney he
claims to have lost. I
Dr. Giesy who is 'president of -the
Aurora state bank, branded
the charge as "hokum." He said
that the ' defendants in the suit
would not oppose the appointment
ot a receiver for j the loan com
pany Friday when on , an order
, from Judge Evans ot Multnomah
county.they are to appear to show
cause why a receiver "should not
be appointed. Gelsy was reported
to have said: I i
"We, want to do what I Is best
for all concerned but appointment
of a receiver won't: help, j It would
be best Jo leave it "in Its present
management and try to work it
out as best possible.!'
In Snyder's complaint he charg
es that the loan company Issued
mortgage loans on farm land tar
in excess of the value of the land
and that these notes were sold ta
farmers who are now "holding the
sack." He cites cases and in
some instances declares that dou
ble mortgages were Issued.
Dr. Giesy declared that the Wil
lamette Valley Mortgage Loan
company had no connection witik
the Aurora State bank except that
Its offices Were In the bank build
ing and that the bank carried
mortgage loans temporarily for
the loan company.
Proposed Laws
Add Hazards to
Life of Bandit
CARSON CITY, Nek, Teb. 5
(AP)Tbree bills introduced in
the Nevada legislature today are
Intended to make life hazardous
for bank robbers, and the penalty
for being caught alive more se
vere, f
Said to be capled after Texas
laws, the bills would legalize re
wards for killing bank robbers by
making such an act "Jjustlftable
homicide" and would prescribe the
penalty for robbing a bank with
firearms' as death or life Impris
onment.
Woman Burned
To Death Lived
At Grants
Pass
SAN DIEGO. Feb. S4-(AP)
Mrs. Velma Cole, 27, who died of
burns received In a stage acci
dent at Capistrano beach-today,
is a resident of Grants Pass, Ore.
She was the daughter of Percy
Everett ot that city and formerly
lived in Portland. She returned
only recently ' from an extend 1
trip to Alaska.
She was on her way to Saa
Diego to visit her uncle, the Rev.
U. G. Clark, pastor of the Church X
of God here.
as my contribution
out and mail
-TV