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BHD USE BILL
- era DOUBTED
Oswald West Brings Query;
Sees Difference From
Former-Governor Oswald West
yesterday seriously questioned
the validity of the proposed rom
taon user measure now pending
In J the legislature. Under the
clan usirntcieally-owned nUlltlea
would hare the right to -demand
private utilities to grant use not
their lines and systems tor the
; distribution of puhllcaljy gener
ated current.- The attack.. of the
former governor was made be
To re the joint utilities committee
The blfl under discussion was
Introduced by Representative
John IL Lewis. West contended
that the original code. which4be
sew act proposes to amend, .pro
vided reciprocal user ngnts De
; tween private companies, but the
sew. act does not provwe inai
the municipalities should go inito
a reciprocal agreement, it is pn
this basis he believed-the meas
ure would be f unconstitutional.
Lewis armed- the measure was
designed to proTide Immediate
entrance- of new municipal!!'
owned companies leading to low
ering of rates and Increase of
8nator J. E. Bennett advp
catod consideration of his meas
ure to provide a means of forc
ing telephone companies to en
ter cities and operate under
franchise. He declared in many
cities, the telephone cdmpany
has a monopoly and therefore
does not renew its franchise with
the city after Its expiration. A
pririlege tax of not less than five
perceat is also charged against
the company's net earnings by
the bill. This would bringinto
Portland alone a quarter mil
lion dollars, he stated.
The senate committee on forest
ry yesterday considered a bill in
troduced by Senators Woodward,
Hall, et al, authorizing acquisition
by the state of private or county
owned forest lands. Acqusition of
these forest lands may be made
tVrgh .gift, purchase or trans
fer of title by counties to the
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Starts Sunday ilP
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The Most Human
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TODAY aid TOMORROW
pens the lock
ed book of life
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Wckey- Bfooee f oik will hav a real live movie friend to greet
them 8etnrday tor the "Mickey Moose-elnb matinee. Thla friend e
"TarxJta Wvely Jklim police dog who la knocna aa a camla star
aAd sa tlasrt nrttli ttin Tin Th for iteUlgece In movie work.
Trsn, la vwwed by Frank Barnes of San Diego, who la m
well kMMsn trainer of pore doggs. With Tarzaa Is rpelar Ipen"
a pert loeklnf. lArgge -white dog, mm Eskimo by birth. Both dogs will
perform farthe dsb fiator&ty afwraovn. ;,
Legislativ e Sidelights
Oregoajs 36th Legislative Session Brings
Interesting Personages to Salem
N the swarm of lobby visitors
thlsi week the bulky figure of
Ex-Senator Bailey of Junc
tion Cltty was "to be seen. Senator
Ed" won many frtends and no
small number of votes In his race
for the governorship last fall. As
a democrat and ft fairly conserva
tive candidate in the matter of
nower regulation and utility con
trol. h0 was almost predestined
to failute -but his supporters and
enemies! alike admit now he made
a splendid campaign.
The gallery of the upper house
was Jammed Thursday afternoon
as the de-bate on tne Port of Port-
The bill provides that the' state
shall pay the counties five cents
per acre pt year, and 12 cents on
It is likely that the bill will be
reported out favorably later in
RICHARD DIX. IRENE
DUNNE; ESTELLE TAYLOR
IN CAST OF 40,000
A WES RUGGLES
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land commission bill wore on.
Scores of people were kept out of
the senate chamber by the lack
of standing room. When the vote
was about to be taken. Senator
Fisher of Washington county was
so anxious to favor the substitu
tion of the minority report, he
blurted out an "aye" before the
clerk could begin to call the roll.
Governor Meier wears spats,
at least upon occasion. ' Neith
er flashy nor apparently f&stid
ioirs, he Is nevertheless care
ful in his dress and can readily
be termed a "well-dressed
man." Yesterday he met many
of his visitors in the outer of
j fice when the joint telephone
j committee on Investigation of
: rates occupied the 'sanctum"
: for its initial conference,
The governor's private office
is arrangegd in excellent taste.
The principal , desk of the chief
executive has been moved from
the criss-cross position- occupied
when Governors Patterson and
Norblad sat at it, to a position
paralleling the entrance to the
office bo the governor looks
directly into-the face of his vis
itors as they enter. Behind the
principal desk Is ft work table
and on It books and letters and
of 25 c
TODAY and SATURDAY
Matinee 8 P. M.
Mickey Mouse Mat foe
Saturdaj 1:30 P. M.
Q&anmxnt 0chot .
"The Lone Defender
' Mickey 'Mowse Comedy
WERE MADS FOR LOVE!)
The Picture That Has Stardei the XZorld!
Nights of love nights of regret night
when everything was forgotten in a burn
ing kiss. Nights of dreams and the end
ing of dreams. : Nights of glorious adven
ture in a dtr where a romance is bom '
'only to diet it-i-'i'h-'-'-"'
rhotograpbed Entirely In The New Technicolor!'.
Th OREGON STATESMAN.
The Interim . committee on
drivers' responsibility appointed
at the l2 legislature, Thurs
day tiled a report recommending
the nactment of laws that will
tend to protect property and hu
"We recommend, read the re
port ox the committee, "that
persons found guilty of operating
ft motor reblcle while unaer tne
Influence- of liquor or . narcotic
drugs.; homicide or assault aris
ing out of the operation or a
motor vehicle ia rlolation oc law,
reckless driving resulting In per
sonal injury or damage to prop"
erty, or. leaving the scene of an
automoMle accident - without
making his identity known.' Toe
required ' to post a hand tn favori
of 'the state of "Oregon to re
spond in damages for any liabil
ity tnerearter incurred resulting
from the ownership, mainten
ance, use of operation of a mo
1 The llahmty for Injury or
death invoirinsT one : person was
recommended by the -committee
at 15000, or $10,000 for two
persons. Liability -for damage to
property was fixed ftt hot less
! Name Proposed
j In House Bill
Changing the name of the
Roosevelt coast highway to the
Oregon Coast highway and the
names of Malheur county and riv
er to Slnnott county and river
were included In the house bills
Introduced yesterday. Deduction
of delinquent taxes uncollected by
the county to taxes forwarded to
the state, was included in another
i A- joint memorial to congress,
requesting the appropriation of
$50,000 for Improvement of Silt
coos and Takenish lakes la Doug
las and Lane county as permanent
resorts was also filed.
a calendar are conveniently ar
ranged. Lovely pictures of the gover
nor's children and grandchildren
and 'of his sons-in-law are on' the
mantel of the fireplace In the
executive chambers. Mrs. Meier's
portrait revealing a distinguished
locking first lady of Oregon,
stands near the governor as he
Several groups of flowers
add another touch of beauty to
the office which Is quiet, taste
fully arranged. From the
drapes at the windows to the
heavy carpet on the floor the
furnishings are in - good taste,
severe but not forbidding. Mr.
; Meier has an excellent work
room in which to take deliber
ate and careful Judgment on
affairs of state.
Glen Macy is coroner of Yam
hill county, a loyal Rotarian, a
good citizen of McMinnville ana
for his oat-of-county activities he
has served for years as secretary
of the Oregon Funeral directors'
association. He has been here
several days- this week checking
on legislation . affecting the in
terests of his -greap.
E. EL Brodie. U. 8. minister to
Finland, hut known to Oragon-
lans s Ed Brodie, editor of the
Oregon -City Enterprise, browsed
around the lobbies Thursday. -He
was kept busy ' meeting old
friends. With his daughter, Bro
die -will leave for Finland Febru
ary 21. His wife and their soa
will leave later la the season to
O. M Plnsamer, veteran
secretary of the Facific Inter
national Livestock Exposition,
looked in Thursday to watch
the wheels go round and visit
with legislators and other
friends from . over the state.
The exposition Is favored with
a state appropriation, which
while not threatened thus far
in the session, needs watching
to get safely past the mem with
Salem. Oregon.. Friday- MorolngFebniarr 6. 19S1
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Today Frant Mitchell In
Maa to Mau- ;
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Today Charles Rogers la
Heads Up." i
Today ' Dorothy Peter
sou td Mother Cry."
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TodayMllton 8111a In 'The
Sea Wolf. 1
You cant change a leopard's
I spots nor a mother's love for her
child. In "Mother's Cry. now
showing at the Elstnore, the mo
ther, played' by Dorothy, Peter
son, showed her extreme and un
changing love- when she tried to
are Danny, her son, Edward
Woods, even when lie had killed
His own sister This picture -is a
very-dramatic example of real
love. . -t
. It Is a story of a mother and
four children who all turn out
differently. One Is a hullder, an
other wished only7 to be' happy,
another was married, and the
other was killer and gangster.
It portrays the mother earing for
her children all through life, and
never tnrnlng against them no
matter what they do. This pic
ture makes a thrilling and power
, By Robert Anthony.
4 Senate Bills
The following senate bills were
signed by Governor Meier yester
S. B. 1$, by Crawford Giving
judges of the district court author
ity to pass upon questions law
and to Instruct Juries.
8. B. 47, by Johnson Relating
to terms of circuit court In the
second Judicial district.
S. B. f , by Crawford and Bai
ley Relating to service of sum
mons, manner of service and per
S. B. Ct, by Booth and Upto&
Relating to erection of memorials
for soldiers and sailors.
Bill to Erase
Senator Bennett's bill providing
that 6 per cent of the receipts of
all state departments, hoards and
commissions shall go Into a spe
cial "deficit fund." and be applied
toward paying off the state deficit
now aggregating more than $4
009,000. was dropped into the
senate hopper Thursday.
Senator Bennett said his bill
would Isolate the deficit, starve It
out. Instead of feedlag it, and
place the burden for future de
ficits directly on the shoulders of
It was estimated that the bill
will raise $l.00.e0 during the
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' 1 Bert v B. ,Haney was elected
chairman of a group of nine men
yesterday, who hare been auth
orised under Senate Joint Resolu
tion No. ; 1 to discuss with offi
cials of : the Paclfie Telephone
and Telegraph company the sub
ject of telephone rates with the
view- of securing reductions. '
Ilaney was Instructed to invite
telephone officials - here next-i
Monday for a conference with his
committee. . . ,
I.Under i the resolution, -three
senators,' thfee representatives
aiid three members-aMarge se
lected- by the governor comprise
the committee. They are Senators
Strayer, . Miller and Beanett. Rep
resentatives Chinnock, Andrews,
Snen, 'Commissioner A. P. Bar
bur ef -Portland. , Attorney-General
Van Winkle and Mr. Baney.
In: executive session in the
governor's office yesterday, the
group declared' that it felt the
telephone officials would consent
to a speedy meeting between the
lira pin bill
!A public hearing on Senator
Upton's senate bill No. 140 pro
viding for the amendment of Ore
gon's "dry" laws and constitu
tional enactments to conform
with the Volstead hearing, is to
be held Monday night at 7: SO
p.! m. In the house chambers.
1 Ministers of Salem gave no
tice yesterday that they would
oppose the passage of the bill.
A group of Portland prohibi
tionists. ' also, have announced
they i would be here Monday
seeking to hare the Upton1 pro
posal defeated. "
. Use of the house for a hearing
la I thought to Indicate there will
be a large attendance Monday
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The Joint alcoholle committee
of both' houses wCr hear the testimony;-at
the meeting. . .
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The following new bills were
introduced In the senate Thurs
day:.; B. B. 182, by Dunne and IlalL
To create an unemployment com
- 8.3. 1S3. by Bennett Anthor
ixlnx the state treasurer to set up
deficit account, and directing that
certain fees be collected and used
to per? off state deficit.
S. B. 184 by Carsner. "Author
izing the -state highway? commis
sion to- expend certain funds in
the-construction of ' highways.
S. B. 185, by Booth and senate
committee on banking. Relating
to indebtedness of decedents. In
case of the death of either hus- l
wna or wue. .
8. B. 146. by 8paulding. et al.
FATHER AND SON MEET AS
MAN TO MAN IN THIS DYNAT.1IC
DRAMA THAT WILL THRILL
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South Sea Peril
"SPELL OF THE
Matinee 2 to 5 P. M. AdulU 25c
SALEM'S BIGGEST SHOW VALUE!
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U one of theso cfgarefiet .
longer than the other or
do your $ docoivf) you?
Changing circuit ' court dates In
Marlon county, . : w
8. B. 187; br Dunne et at. Re
lating to disposition of moneys
received by secretary f state un
der provisions of the Oregon mo
tor vehicle law.
8. B. 188. by. Dunne et al. Re
lating to special season of motor
8. B. 180, by Dunne et aL Re
lating to shipment and removal
of motor vehicles from the -state,
latlng to motor transportation.
8. B. ltl. br Crawford. Re
lating: to loans by. corporations
I - it is esummiea winm 8'"-"
of the 8sn Joaquin valley. Cel.,
win mmit eis.eoo.009 for their
crop. The yield Is figured at0O
000 bales. "
The statesman carrier boys
- little merchants, they are
iirwf for all naoers delivered
by them. Failure of. a subscriber
to pay is a loss to tne earner.
AND ASTOUND YOU!
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