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Twenty Million Dollars to
Loan for Agricultural
Tension at Capital Reduced
As President, Congress
- Reach Peace Basis
Bf P. M. STEPHENSON
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6-(AP
The deadlock on relief legisla
tion was broken tonight with an
agreement between the adminls
tratlon and the democrats for ap
propriation of an additional $20.-
000,090 drought loan land to be
available for "agricultural; reha
. It takes the place of the dis
pute 1X5,000,000 Red Cross ap
propriation, j !
A rapid succession of confer
eneea late today between the con
gressional chieftains brought the
settlement and it was stated Pre
sident Hoover approved it. He
was consulted frequently daring
Approval of the $20,000,000
fund U expected to lead to early
disposition of the stack of appro
priation measures which piled up
during the dispute and to remove
the threat of an extra session of
the new congress after the March
4 adjournment- j
Word of Agreement ' i
Relieves Tension j
Announcement -of the agree
ment late in the day brought a no
ticeable break in the tension at
the capital. Senator Robinson, of
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DECIDED BY COURT
One Ordered Established,
Other Petitions: are
The county court had a big ses
sion in Its road department yes
terday, acting upon petitions in
12 matters. Three petitions! were
continued, fire roads were or
dered surveyed, two relocations
of market roads were ordered,
one petition was disallowed and
one county road was ordered es
tablished. Final hearing on , court's res
olution for relocation of the Sil-Terton-Hullt
market road. In dis
trict 45, was up, with the view
ers report approved and the road
ordered established. Relocation
was also ordered in the resolu
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f10n BILL UP FOR
Representative James Motfs
House Joint Resolution S will be
up for public hearing again next
Monday night at 7:30 p, in. in
Room 134 at the state capitol.
The resolution provides that the
state shall abolish the direct ad
valorem tax on real property as
a means of raising all state rev
At the hearing held last jweek.
virtually an the people whjo ap
peared - favored the resolution.
Opponents of the bill are new ex
pected to appear to show; why
they feel It should not pass.
Mott would include the i state
Institutions of higher learning In
his resolution, making them de
pend on other revenues j than
those provided by the present
millage .tax. 1 ?
The Legislative Calendar
Third reading senate bill
, 6. 7. 113, 117, lis;
110, 121, 122, 125. 12,
127, 128, 129, 150. 131,
132. 133, 134, 135. 136.
137. 138. 139. liO. 141.
Third reading house joint
resolution 5. I
Third reading house bill
. 10. 15, 24. 49. 73. f.
Port of Portland commis
sion bill introduced by Rep
resentative Angell and pass
ed by house, now amended
by senate, up on final pas
sage. Group ot bill Introduced
by Senator Carsner. many of
which relate to changes in
election doe, upon final! pas
- Bill by Senator Schuliner-
Ich authorising sale' of
pledged collateral without
judicial proceedings. j
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- Disabled soldiers exempt
ed from property assessment
ip to 100 under Senator
Booth bill which passed.
Senator Woodward loses
fight to repeal law restrict
ing: Toters at school elections
Aiovr, city of Kapler before
! deatnsi which number more
; by portions of Xew Zealand
, miles from Xapler.
Saint xuit Sinner Struck Down
Impartially in Napier Horror
LOS ANGELES. Feb. CAP)
- An explosion of gas catapulted
a manhole cover through the bot
tom of a taxicab in front of the
Orpheum theater here tonight, in
juring 30 persons, five seriously.
The picture "Cimarron" was
having its premier run inside the
theater ,and a huge crowdj Includ
ing many film celebrities, was in
The two most serious injured
were the driver and passenger of
the cab. whose names were not
learned before they were taken to
hostipals. The other injured in
cluded those standing on the curb
awaiting cabs. They were blown
through a plate glass window.
The blast was heard tor blocks.
and panic seised those In the the
ater. The cast of characters and
other celebrities were making per
sonal appearances. :
Sensing the situation as the au
dience arose at the sound of the
explosion, Robert McWade, veter
an stage actor then being intro
duced, shouted, "Keep your seats,
folks. This is Just part of the cele
bration for me."
At his words the crowd again
to citlsens paying taxes.
Final rOte on Port of
Portland commission I bill
postponed until Monday.
New tunnel bill Introduc
ed by Senator Woodward
providing for special tnnnel
commission of three to su- ,
pervise the construction and
maintenance of tunnel.
Third reading house' bills
133, 14S, 150. 196, : 231,
Third reading senate bills
9, 55. 93.
Senate bill 55 relating to
butter substitute regulation
made special order ot busi
ness at 2 p. m. I '" i
Bill to aUow cities to tax
residents, where, municipali
ties are more than 200,000
in sixe. tor the support of
art. up on final passage.
HOUSE YESTERDAY ;
. Bin abolishing state judi
cial council passes and; goes
now to governor. I
Repeal of bus transporta
tion law for school children,
kUled when bouse accepts
i majority report that bill do
not pass. " 1
yj: r. .- -.; ::: ' '::.'v
earthquakes of this week which laid
ISO ana nave been estimated las
ueiow, MU Mgaurnhoe, largest active
Old Men's Home, School, Jail, Cathedral and
Hospital are Visited by Death's Sword;.
Recovery of Bodies Goes on
NAPIER, New Zealand, Feb. 6. (AP) (Saturday)
With her usual impartiality nature dealt death in Tuesday's
earthquake without regard to rank, age, sex or other classification.
Among 100 bodies so far
ery category. Young girls just
met the same fate as It menO
living out their last tired years
in an old men's home.
Convicts in jail died at the
' tme moment as .men and . worn
n kneeling in communion serv
ice at the cathedral and nurses
tending the sick in a hospital.
Almost half the identified
dead are women and girls, and
the complete list runs the "whole
scale of human classification.
Poor and rich, good and bad,
young and old, men and women,
boys and girls, wise and impru
dent death reached out blindly
and mowed them down with in
While sailors continued . pa
trolling the streets of the rav
aged towns today to prevent
looting,- reinforcements to ' the
squads of rescuer? risked theif
jives among the leaning -walls
and tottering ruins reaping the
sad harvest of the disaster. .
The known dead totals slight
ly more than 150 but the full
list, if Indeed It ever is knowjj,
will, in the opinion of the relief
workers, be considerably greater.
FAMILIES SEEKING "
I OF CHARITIES
Already this month six new
families have appealed to the As
sociated Charities for assistance,
Mrs. Mae Carson, secretary, said
last night. This does not include,
of eourse, the many new 1 indi
vidual cases that come before the
association week in and week
out, nor the transient assistance.
With new families reporting all
the time for aid. it is almost im
possible for the office to keep on
band a peat supply of clothing
or- foodstuffs, which means ' that
any donation is welcome at any
time. . , . i
Many of the 'churches of the
city are now working directly
with the Charities, Mrs. Carson
reports, and because of this co
operation, the burdens on the or
ganization are much lighter.
The regular bi-monthly meet
ing of the Charities will be held
Monday night at the chamber of
commerce, when several matters
of special interest are scheduled
to come before the board. Harry
Levy is president of the group.
waste its buildings and caused
high as 10OO in the city and near-
Tolcano In New Zealand, OS
identified are persons of ev
entering a life of usefulness
Sunshine and wind flowers
and frost and Dame Nature
smiles at her waiting world with
a promise of spring that has all
the caprice of the fair sex. I
For aU the aeemlng variation.!
In temperature for the past tew
days Salem has really been hav
ing genuine spring weather. Tem
peratures for .yesterday read at
t o'clock, 12 o'clock and ;C:0
o'clock at night were respectively
43, 51 and 44 degrees. -
Friday there was a bit of
cbange with frost, and the : tem
perature for the same hours
were 34, 45 and 44 degrees.
When the sun comes out there
seems to be real spring at baud
but with the early morning fog
and frost and the late , evening
wind from the north the populace
gets fooled into believing; tb
weather to be variable whereas
figures prove it quite constant.
With four weeks of the 3th
session ot the legislature ended,
speculation is on at the capitol
to . determine when the two
houses will adjourn and call
their legislative enactments for
this year finished.'
i Technically, the 40 days for
which the senators and represen
tatives receive pay ends Friday
night, February 20, for then 40
days will have elapsed since the
session began. Under the count
adopted by the secretary of state,
holidays and Sundays are Includ
ed in the days for which the state
pays legislators three dollars per
diem. - :."....-
No one, however, expects ad
Jornment by that time. It is gen
erally expected that at least three
more weeks remain for the legis
lators to be at their desks, with
good chance that the session will
carry oyer Into the fourth week.
FREE FOR EL
Row Over London Treaty
Cause of Brawl; two
Minister Shidehara Draws
Bitter Criticism for
TOKYO. Febj 6 (AP) Bit
terness over the London naval
treaty caused" free for all fight
today in the anteroom or tne aien,
during which a dozen persons,'
Including two diet members, were
Injured. I '
t The fighting started when a
member of the Seiyukal (opposi
tion) party wielded a dagger dor
lng hot criticism: of Foreign Min
ister Shldehara's- explanation in
the diet that Emperor HirohHo by
approving the treaty had proved
it did not endanger security ef
Japan. The explanation was re
garded by government opponents
as an effort to : throw the onus
upon the emperor for any defect
in the treaty.
Dagger Wield er :
Not Diet Member j
Fifty men milled About the
ante-room, wielding , clubs I and
burling ash trays and anything
else they could lay their Hands
on. Several were cut about
heads and hands. Others , were
bruised and cut by crashing glass.
The dagger wlelder was arrest
ed. He was not a member of the
diet. . I ---'.t.
Baron Shidehara, acting i head
of the government sincet Premier
Hamaguchi was severely shot in
November by a fanatical patriot,
was in another room of the diet
building during the fighting.
Heavily guarded, he left the
The fracas followed two days
of discussions ef the budget which
several times nearly caused riots.
The opposition blocked action on
the budget and accused Shidehara
of 'Indiscreet' utterances 'when
he was pointedly questioned as to
the empire's security as a result
of the London treaty. I I
MEDFORD, Ore., Feb. !
(AP) James E Klngsley.i alias
J. C. Adams on trial here for the
first degree murder of Sam Pres
eott, Ashland policeman, begged
a circuit court Jury today to "give
me life imprisonment." ' j .
If he were given life impris
onment, Kingsley said from the
witness stand, "1 might be able
to help others avoid the mistakes
I made. It will do no good to
take my life that's all I have
Kingsley is accused of . shoot
ing Prescott to death when the
policeman stopped him at Ash
land recently to question him
about ownership of the automo
bile he was driving. L
The defendant was on the
stand two hours today. He told ja
story of a life of crime dating
back to the time he was 12 years
old. He admitted . shooting- Pres
cott. He claimed the first shot he
fired was intended to cripple the
officer while the next two were
fired in self defense. I
Closing . arguments will be
Cases Set For i
Trial in Local
The1 following -cases were set
yesterday for trial la department
one of the circuit eourt, presided
orer by Judge L. H. McMahanc i
Monday. February 9, Rice
Director; Tuesday, Reistag tj.
Hansen; "Wednesday, Rhodes vs.
Yarnell; Friday, Associated Oil
company rs. LaBranch; Saturday,
Ransom vs. Frame; Monday, Feb
ruary 16, May field vs. Stewart.
40 Day Limit
A group ot newspapermen this
week formed a pool of guesses on
the day the session will, cloie.
Predictions ranged from! Febru
ary 2 to March S. ' ; '.''!
To date virtually no rltal leg
islation has been enacted. The
Rogue river closing bill, the only
statewide matter of importance
is through both bouses but not
until Monday will It bej before
the governor for bis decision, i
None of the administration's
bills providing for powerj control,
and utility regulation, have -been
voted upon la either house. Nor
hare any highway measures or
tax legislative matters been put
to the.roll call test. . ! j f
' Committee work, however, has
been in progress for at least three
weeks-and many bills are about
ready to stand their baptism Of
fir under debate in both houses.
BLLYi BEGS, FOR
Flood Found Upon
Walls of Old City
yA4Ulu ifiuscum uipcauiQn uncarins ',raiacei
I KJt oassaman Lynasty, rirst Discovered;
j Ancient History is Augmented j
fXXFOUD, Eng., Feb. 6. -(AP) -A city so ; ancient its
iV ruins show watermarks
reen discovered a lew miles east of Babylon by the Oxford
university Field museum expedition in Mesopotamia.
; vrix. wu ui iir is iue iirsL
Sassanian dynasty of Persian
aiscovery oi ine palace . waiQ
largely accidental. . ... i
I Prof. Stephen Langdon, Amer-icari-born
director of the expedi
tion, . explained it to the Asso
ciated Press today.
The field director,, he said,
waiting to begin excavations on
the main hill over the site of the
ancient city, set his Arab work
men to levelling the mounds of
earth nearby. They had not
been at work a week before one
wall K and two gateways of the
royal Persian palace had been
laid bare. Prof. Langbow esti
mates its date at about 350 A. D.
Below it. In layers represent
ing the various stages of civiliza
tion, are the ruins of buildings
which preceded the palace., Ver
tical shafts in the great hill
where ancient rulers built tem
ples to the mother goddess show
buildings dating back to the Su
merlans. the first known civi
lized race. '
The discovery is regarded as
one of the greatest Importance
for the light it will throw on
the history it concerned.
Citizens Believe Affairs may
, Be Worked put so no
Great Patrons' Loss
Although bank officials declin
ed to make' any statement as to
conditions of the Aurora, state
state bank which was closed
Thursday, residents of the town
and ; vicinity seemed hopeful that
affairs of the Institution could be
worked out until no great loss
would be suffered.
Officials of the state banking
department were checking the In
stitution books but declined to
make any statement until the
work was finished.
The Willamette Valley Mort
gage Loan company went into the
hands of a receiver Friday but
officials still maintained that
there was no connection between
the loan company and the bank so
far as financial conditions were
S. M. Laws, employe of the
state banking department, Friday
was placed in charge of the li
quidation of the Aurora State
bank, which closed its doors
Thursday. The December state
ment showed that the bank bad
deposits of 3352,756.
A. A. Schramm, state superin
tendent of banks, said the liquida
tion proceedings would be rushed
as fast as possible. The bank was
taken oyer by1 the state superin
tendent of banks in compliance
with a resolution adopted by the
board of directors.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb.
(AP) Uniform motor traffic
regulations recommended by the
national traffic conference were
outlined by , Allen Davis, secre
tary of the conference, at a pre
liminary meeting ' ot the Pacific
coast motor vehicle conference
Members of the roads and high
way committees Of both bouses of
the Oregon, Washington and 'Cal
ifornia state legislatures attend
ed the conference tonight. The
conference proper will be held
Uniformity in the examination
of drivers, placing of responsibil
ity, speed . Jaws, right-of-way.
overtaking and passing automo
biles, and discipline and control
of drunken drivers were among
the regulations discussed tonight.
Chinese is Held
Without Bail in
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb.
(AP) Acting' upon a coroner's
jury's recommendation, - the dis
trict attorney tonight ordered
Jack Young, . Chinese restaurant
proprietor, be held, without ball
In connection with 'the 'death ot
Mrs. Rose Soon, prominent Port
land Chinese. .
The Jury, which returned a ver
dict saying Mrs. Soon came to her
death by strangulation as the
hands of persons unknown, re
commended that Young bo held
for the grand Jury.
AURORA IS HOPEFUL
ON B1K SITUATION
I T: D1VJ
left bv the biblical flood has
weu-Dreservea naiace or tne
kings ever fountL And the
IWCOT OUT TWO
Saving Money to County
and Relieving Farmers of
Jury Duty,. Plan i
The February and May 'terms
of circuit court here would be
eliminated if a bill introduced
yesterday In the senate is carried
through both houses and signed
by the governor. , i ,
The bill bears the names' of all
the Marion county delegation ex
cept that ot Representative
. The bill is sail to have been
Instigated through the behest of
Circuit Judge McMahan who
urged the elimination of the two
terms to save court expense and
to relieve farmers' who are busy
at this period of the year.
The Marion county bar asso
ciation is - understood to be di
vided upon the matter. A com
mittee was appointed to Investi
gate the matter but as yet 'is
said to have made no decision.
On the committee . are Walter
Keyes, James O. Heltzel, W. W.
McKinney, John Baye and Johu
In addition to eliminating the
two terms of court, the bill pro
poses to start the January, April
and October terms ot court on
the second Monday Instead of
the first Monday of each month.
AT DENTAL MEET
Thirty members of the Mar-lon-Polk-Yamhlll
society attended a nee ting held
here last night at the Spa when
Dr. C. L. Stolte of Portland was
the special guest and gave an
excellent paper on "Baked Porce
lain Technique and Satining". '
The dentists completed - final
pre-clinlc plans for the annual
meeting to be held here Febru
ary 20 and 21. All dentists In
Oregon are Invited to attend the
meeting later in the month, the
affair being strictly educational
The next meeting ot the tri
county group has been set for
March 6 in the local . Elks tem
pi j. Dr.'O. F. Willing of Port
land, known lnternatlonr'ly as a
golfer, is to be a guest at the
Out-of-town members present
last night Included Dr. Mark
Hayter and Dr. C. L. Foster ot
Dallas; Dr. Frank Lutx of New
berg; Dr. W. N. Pintler of Stay
ton; Dr. Maurice Butler of Inde
pendence; Dr. Vincent Para : of
Waving of Toy
Gun by Bandit
GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. .
(AP) With a toy pistol in his
hand, a robber turned on Officer
Edward Orerman tonight as the
policeman surprised him robbing,
a theatre and was shot six times.
He died almost immediately.
Papers found on the boy indi
cated the man .was L. J. Wright,
30, of Metxger, Ore. As the rob
ber fell his weapon broke open;
six cigarettes rolled out. ;
MINNEAPOLIS,. Feb. . (AP)
Andrew J. Volstead, framer of
the federal prohibition enforce
ment act, was In "t airly good con
dition" tonight, his physicians an
nounced after an emergency op
eration for appendicitis here last
. DROUTH RELIEF FUND
American Red Cross, I !
508 First National Bank
Enclosed please find $
to the Red Cross drouth relief fond.
Signed . , '
dip. and fill
FAITH BREACH .
IU ULIIItblLU II If
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Judge Failed to Parole or
Suspend Sentence Says
Attorney for Young:
me for Seeding nevi Trial
Therefore ElapsedJ is .
Charging that there were ir
regularities and misconduct' in
proceedings In Judge L. H.i Mc-.
Mahan's court In connection iwit!
the state trial against Urlghaci
Young, charged I with a! crime
against nature, iYoung, through
his attorney, F. E. Grigsby. yester
day filed motion for a new trial.
I Grigsby has taken over defense
of Young, following, he eays, rec
ommendation of Judge McMahan.
who declared that the previous de
fense attorney "made no effort t
have' the defendant acquitted."
w. C. Wlnslow handled the
of Young until just before
for sentence. j "I
Young, lu bis motion for
tr(al, charges that he did not file
motion for new trial when his sen
tence was pronounced earlier) thi
wek because he had beeU led t'i
believe by the trial judge that b
would be paroled. (
Judge McMahan sentenced
YOung to a year in the state peni
tentiary and denied application
for parole. Young, unable to rah-e
33000 bail money, Is now in the
county. Jail. ,
jTbe Jury returned ji verdict of
guilty when the Young case hear
ing .was finished; in circuit court
here January 28. j
Grigsby, in an affidavit attach
ed to the motion, sets forth that,
he, as general manager and sec
retary of the John K. LeSnder
company of Portland, hired Young
to go to work August 1, 193. as
an automobile salesman. Ho says
he found Young to be capable asd
efficient In the business, to Ilia ve
no bad habits to knowledge, ot
Grigsby and that he established a
good character : and reputation
With the company and with other
salesmen. He says be knows ef no
action by which i Young could be
considered a menace to society.
In the affidavit, and In another
one from Rev. Lemuel EJ Esteb
of Portland, an account of! Grlgs
by's and Esteb's appearance be
fore Judge McMahan to present
Young's case Is glren, similar to
the facts stated I in the motion.
They consulted McMahan on rec
ommendation of ! the district at
torney, John Carson, to I whom
they first appealed here, the; affi
PolKte Cited la
Claim Rights Denied
In charging that the defendant
was prevented from haying a fair
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BOIES TIL TO
BE AT HILLS
PORTLAND. Ore.. Feb Iff
f API Trial of Nelson C. Bowleg,
millionaire, and Irma G. Loueks.
his one-time secretary, probably
will begin at lllHsboro Ore.,
some time this month, attorneys.
connected with ,the"case indicated
tonight. :: M i I
Bowles and Miss Loucks are
under indictment for, the first de
gree murder of Bowies' wlfe Mrs.
Leone Bowles, who died from a
bread knife wound in her breast
here, last November. j -v
i Circuit Judge W. A. Ekwall to
day granted -a defense motion for
a i change ot venue and selected
Washington county. Those fol
lowing the case closely, however,
pointed out that during i argu
ments on the motion the state op
posed Washington county as the
place of trial, and suggested the
state might ask for a change of
venue. Such action, however.
would' have to be brought before
Circuit Judge George R. Bagley,
Washington county. District At
torney Lotus L. Langley decline!
to comment on the matter. ,
BOATS FOR TARGETS
MARE ISLAND, Cal.. Feb. t.
( AP) Plans of the Unitea
States nary to use obsolete' de
stroyers, controlled by radio, an
targets during battle practice.
.were revealed here today. ;
as my contribution
out and mail