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Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, February 8, 1931
No Major Issues Decided in
First 28 Days; Speed
Becoming. Essentiar :
Saturday and Night Work to
Be Rule Soon; 40 Days
Won't be Enough j
A legislature, unlike a , '3 1 au
tomobile, lacks quick starting
power, pickup and getaway. Asa
result '. for : four weeks the 3 6th
session , has been lumbering
along, apparently In low-gear al
though Its 90 mechanics have
been busy tinkering on various
parts of the contraption, resolved
that 'the closing days of the 1931
Journey shall be made In record
As a result of this slow-speed
start, the accomplishments of the
session are like profits In flax;
all in the future. Save for a
score or so of minor measures
which evoked no debate, the only
major legislative accomplish
ment of both houses has been the
closing of the Rogue. The refusal
to pass the Manning report ask
ing a referendum on prohibition,
the defeat of the MePhillips bus
transportation Tepeal bill, the
loss of Senator Woodward's at
tempt to let all voters pass on
school bond Issues and the refus
al of the house to stand with the
governor in his desire to appoint
the Port of Portland . commis
sioners constitute the major
things the legislature has re
fused to do.
Early In pay "
Otherwise the record has been
one of short sessions, occasional
debates, numerous public hear
ings, considerable work in com
mittees and adjournment "until
Unless extraordinary speed is
forced from the legislative ma
chine, there will be three more
weeks at least with a good chance
that a fourth will he needed be
fore the session adjourns, r. V: -(Turn
to gage IS, eol. 1 j
Moral 'OF :
A. E. ,Newby was elected presi
dent of the-Oregon Milk Produc
ers' association at the meeting of
the board of directors held In
Portland on Saturday. Other! offi
cers named were R. W. Clark of
Salem, vice-president; W.J W.
Henry., secretary - manager, i and
W. J. Carter, treasurer.
All chairmen and secretaries of
local units of the state were' call
ed In at the Saturday meeting and
an intensive campaign for increas
ed membership was outlined,
During the past two weeks W.
W. Henry, manager, had sent out
letters to many producers who
ation and inclosed co n tract
blanks. By this method many, new
were not members of the associ
members have been added to the
state organization and during the
next 30 days an intensive mem
bership campaign will be launch
ed over the state. The present
membership in ; the association Is
D. C. Howard, formerly field
representative of the state' organ
ization, has resigned and C. E. Ol
sen was named to take his place.
Directors of the state association
expressed themselves as very; well
pleased with the response on the
part of producers and the growth
that the organization has made
within the past year.
Woman Killed by
Brakes Give Way
SEATTLE, Feb. 7 (AP)j An
unidentified woman, about 60,
was killed here tonight when an
unoccupied automobile sped
through an Intersection in the
" downtown district.
Police said the emergency brake
apparently loosened, allowing
the car to speed down a j very
steep hill Into Second avenue,
where It scattered pedestrians
and struck down the woman and
then crashed Into, a parked auto
Witnesses said the woman
stood, apparently terror stricken,
in the car's path. Frank Werber
ger, owner of the car, was being
Young to Face
I Murder Charge
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7.
Aft wong roo xoung, as,
known also as Jack Young; was
held without ball In the county
Jail tonight on a charge of first
degree murder in the death of
Mrs. Kose too, wninese. j
vANAfiUA. Nicaragua. Feb. 7
(AP) Headquarter of the NI
nrirnin n ational mard retorted
, today patrols of guardsmen jclash-
ed- witn two sanas oi msufgenu
Will Assist at
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Rita Conner, who will assittt at
Cooklnjt Matinee for gaa cook
ery, Feb. 17-20. j j
Miss Rita Conner to Assist
Miss Campbell; Show
Modern Methods I
The third week la February Is
the time set for a most Interest
ing event for the ladies of Salem.
Four days that week they; will
hare the opportunity of attending
the cooking matiness, at which
they can get all sorts of Interest
ing ideas on anything that i con
cerns their duties in the kitchen.
These matinees will take place
February 17-18-19-20, - in the
basement auditorium of the First
Methodist church, corner of
Church and State streets, j The
matinee is sponsrred by The
Statesman in co-operation ; wj.th
the! gas company, i j
Willa Campbell, home econom
ics demonstrator for the Tappan
Stove company, will conduct the
cooking matinees this year,
through the courtesy of the Port
land Gas & Coke company. She
will bo assisted by Rita Conner,
well known home economist in
the city of Salem. r ' ' -
Few people can talk and it the
same time get the baking I pow
der In the cake or the milk: in at
the right time, but these young
women get in all of the ingre
dients and tell the reason why
and why not, at the same time.
The only drudgery In today's
housekeeping, with its wonderful
gas ranges and astounding new
methods of refrigeration, would
be in making the same desserts
for ten years and cooking the
same meats in the same ways.
It's eating the same old food day
In and day out that gets mon
otonous. That's why the clever
housewife is always on the look
out for new ideas that's only
one of the reasons for attending
cooking matinees, buying new
cook books, etc. It's a pleasure to
fix our menu when it Is filled
with the unusual. When we have
accomplished this, and have im-
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CHICAGO. Feb. 7. (AP)
Serious disorder broke out to
nigfct when police attempted to
disperse a crowd of more than
500; persons in the Humboldt
park district who had assembled
to protest refusal of bakers to
lower the price of bread from
ten to six cents a loaf.
Police charged into the pro
testers and arrested five of their
number two women, two men
and. a youth of 14. The crowd
quickly gathered, however, and
thronged through the streets
bearing banners and posters de
manding slxjfent bread.
The outbreak had its , Incep
tion several days ago when wom
en of the district, convinced that
ten I cents was too uch to pay
for bread began picketing nine
bakeries In the vicinity stopping
prospective, purchasers and ad
vising them to boycott the baker
ies. ' -
The bakers retaliated by ob
taining an injunction 1 from
Judge Dennis Sullivan. This aft
ernoon a protest meeting was ar
ranged in a west side hall at
tended by a capacity crowd Tocl
ferous ln4ts demands.
As the meeting broke up the
crowd assembled in the street
and began a march on one of the
largest bakeries In the vicinity.
Police appeared and made their
Needs New Cops
CHICAGO. Feb. 7. (AP) An
entire new police force for Chi
cago was suggested In the report
of the citizens police committee.
made public today.
The report said the committee
is considering seriously the feasi
bility of seeking dismissal of the
present force in its entirety, en
rolling a complete force to operate
under new statutes.
III COOKING SCHOOL
RIOT BK OUT
OVER BREAD PRICE
MEN DRIFT ON
ICE ARE SAVED
21 Still Floating , on Lake
Erie Floes but Miss
- Peril of Rocks
57 Swept Away in Blizzard
But 36 Make own way
To Shore Safely
BUFFALO. N. Feb. 7
(AP) A fickle wind snatched
more than a score of fishermen
from almost certain death to
night and whirled the Ice floe on
which they were trapped out Into
the open waters of Lake Erie
once again, raising fresh hopes of
rescue if they could only hold out
Only a few degrees, from
north by northeast to east, ' did
the treacherous wind that sweeps
Lake Erie shift, but it was
enough to drive the ice floe away
from the Black Rocks of Stur
geon Point where veteran sailors
of the Great Lakes had feared it i
would be smashed to fragments
with Its living freight.
Twenty-one fishermen were
missing from their hozq.es to
night and all were believed to be
drifting helplessly several miles
off shore In the grip of waves
lashed to fury by a driving wind
which blew throughout the day.
Thewind died down late tonight
but long hours still must elapse
before the turbulent waters of
Lake Erie would sink to their
Fifty-seven men in all were
trapped on floating Ice when a
blizzard swept down upon the
Lake out of the northeast cutting
them off from shore by a blind
ing curtain of snow which, for
several hours, was made more In
tense by fog. Thirty-six of these
hardy Great Lakes fishermen
fought their own way to shore
over miles of broken ice and open
water or were rescued by coast
guard crews who , fought their
way through the treacherous
waters of the lake to reach them.
Look at That
Boy Go Ah!
NEW YORK. Feb. 7. (AP)
Ladies and gentlemen of the
newspaper reading audience i
this is oyster cracker broadcast-!
ing from pier 6 of the Hudson!
river. We're all down here to
Bee Graham McN-.mee take oft
for a holiday In Bermuda on the
liner Duchess of York.
It's exactly 11 o'clock and a
beautiful day. I wish I could
describe this scenery to youi
with the skyline of the city
against the clear sky and the
water lapping at the sides of the
ship here goes the liner away
from its pier maybe you can
hear the whistles blowing she's
off, she's off.
But where's McXamej? Here
he comes, running down the pier j
ior an he s ortn teoooooooook
at that jfcoy go. Say, I've
never seen anything, like it folks,
this is a. race to remember all
your life. He'll make it, he'll
make it. No, he's missed it.
It's just 55 seconds after 11
o'clock, folks, and McXamee has
missed the boat by 55 seconds.
But hold on. He's taking a tug.
There he goes. It's gaining
gaining It's alongside there
he goes, up the rope ladder, and
he's aboard. Aboard. Now we'll
turn the microphone over to Mr.
McNamee: "'Goodbye folks-
Goodbye, we're off, everything's
You have been listening to
Graham MUs'amee sailing for a
vacation in Bermuda. The exact
time Is 11:02:30, eastern stand
ard time- we now return you to
Ritchie Move is
Under Way Now
In 12 oi States
BALTIMORE, Feb. 7. (AP)
More than a year before the na
tional party conventions, friends
of Governor Albert C. Ritchie are
attempting to set up organizations
In every slate to further his can
didacy for the democratic nomina
tion. Today it was announced that
Ritchie - for - President : league
branches had been formed fu four
additional states, bringing the
number organized since the first
of the year to 12.
Lad is Slain by
Hit-Run Driver; .
Suspect is Held
PORTLAND. Ore., FebJ 7.
(AP) An unidentified boy, about
IK years old, was Injured fatally
here tonight by a hit-and-run mo
torist. , .
Later a man who said ho was
Ivan F. Sayger, 18, of Portland,
was arrested , on a charge of driv
ing while drunk and police began
an Investigation of the theory he
was the driver of the death car.. -
Tar Baby, He
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. (AP)
The way of the tar baby worked
again today, just as It did with
' Chairman Hawley of the house
ways and means committee did
not want to prognosticate about
veterans' relief legislation and
news reporters were laying a bar
rage of questions Trom every- side.
Suddenly Hawley's blue eyes
lighted as he recalled the Joel
Chandler Harris stories and how
Bre'r Rabbit insisted that the tar
baby answer his greeting how
Bre'r Rabbit finally got all tan
gled up and -angry without even
a word from the patient tar baby.
"Remember Uncle Remust"
Hawley asked. "Remember tar
baby and Bre'r Rabbit?" i
. As nods went around the circle,
the chairman spread out his hands
and blinked. , ' ?
"Tar baby," Hawley Imperson
ated, "he say nuttin'."
J. W. CAMPAIGN IS
TO START MONDAY
Over 50 Local Women Will
Engage in Drive for
Quota of $7000
Recognition for the work done
for Salem by the Y. W. C. A.
and plea for liberal support of
citizens in the finance campaign
is contained in the following
statement from Henry R. Craw
ford, president of the chamber
of commerce, issued just before
the annual Y. W. drive for
"We all recognize that the
Y. W. C. A. is doing splendid
work in the community, use
ful work that should be appre
ciated by the people of Salem.
"In its annual campaign for
support beginning, Monday, I
trust our citizens by their
pledges will make it possible
for the association to continue
Its good work.'1
HENRY R, CRAWFORD,
President Baleiu clumber of
Between 50 and CO Salem
women will , start -ont early Mon
day morning - to make the can
vass of business houses and resi
dents for pledges to the $7,000
fund which the association is
seeking to carry through its
work for the present year.
Mrs. F. A. Elliott is in gen
eral charge of the campaign,
and met' yesterday with her cap
tains and workers to outline fi
nal plans for the actual solicita
tions. Teams, Captains
Captains of the teams" are:
Miss Helen Louise Crosby, Mrs.
W. D. Clarke, Mrs. F. M. Erick
son, Mrs. George Hug an'd Mrs.
W. E. Anderson.
Mrs. Anderson's team will be
composed of Mrs. J. M. Devers,
Mrs. Leonard Nelson, Mrs. K. W.
Fitzgerald, Mrs. Verne Mclntyre,
Mrs. W. J. Mlnklewitz. Mrs. J.
H. Farrar, Mrs. Frank Bowersox,
Mrs. Fred Alban Weil, Mrs. M.
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SOME MAJOR QUESTIONS AS YET
UTILITIES: Shall Meier, hydro -
sure carry despite admitted : conflict with federal law for
same purpose? - j
Shall single commissioner be given power of utility regula
tion, with or without hlp of "advocate of the people" as
proposed by Carey and Harlan? .
What will be the fate of the grange power bill providing for
generation and distribution of electrical energy by large
districts? . ,
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TAXKS: Shall 1929 intangibles tax, partially collected, be kept
by state or returned to taxpayers?
Shall tax On income from intangibles be enacted, effective
1930 and thereafter?
Shall Representative Mott's resolution to ban direct ad val
orem tax on property for state purposes, pass?
Will penalty be eliminated on delinquent taxes and 12 per
cent Interest rate reduced to eight?
GOVKRXMENT EFFICIENCY: Shall state constabulary be estab
lished, abolishing traffic, game and fish warden, tire war
den, and prohibition department organizations?
Shall Crawford bill prevail putting all independent commis
sion funds into general fund for legislative budgeting and
control? r I
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HIGHWAYS: Shall one-mill tax on market roads be abandoned
and moneys from license and gas taxes be pro-rated to coun-i
ties in lieu of this tax? j j,
Shall new short-cut route to coast from Portland be put on
PROHIBITION: Shall Upton bill to amend Oregon "bone-dry'
law to make it conform to Volstead act be passed? '
PUBLIC WEAL: Shall tree textbooks, paid for by school dlsj
iricis, oe proviuea oy legislative ouacuusm iui stuwi
children? ! " , j
Shall system of old-age pensions, beginning when applicant
Is 65, be provided for, each county to provide needed money j
SPECIAL 3IEASURES : Shall Tualatin tunnel bill be approved
What answer shall be-made to governor in his demand that
he be allowed to appoint four Port of Portland commlsi
sioners i I
Will flax tangle at state penitentiary be injected Into closing
days of session? if , ' " i
What will be the. upshot of various moves to regulate botn
commercial and game iisningr
WAYS AXD MEANS:! What will be dono with mounting state de
ficit, estimated t bo $4,000,000? . " . ; . - J
Will any curbing be" done on . Increased appropriations askeir
for by state institutions of higher learning? ! I
; Will joint committee make good on its suggestion tnait
budget must bo balanced, no matter where ax falls? I
AGTU CULTURE : Will department of agriculture biU be enacted
into law? H ' - '' '
Will special tax be placed oi oleomargarine to help butter
' producers? - ; ' . . '
MEIER VIEW QU
Favor of Sportsmen
November Vote and Other
Br SHELDON P. SACKETT
What will be the fate of the
Rogue river closing bill when it
reaches the governor Monday? j
' If one belongs to the Senator
Miller group of river closing en-j
thusiasta the answer; is imme
diately that the governor wilt
sign it and the legislative battle
en the Rogue, for this year at
least, wfll be history., j
Yet around the capltol ' this
last week, after the bill , had
passed both houses and was be-j
ing duly enrolled and signed,
preparatory to submission to tbej
governor, there arose persistent
statements that Governor Meiler
would' veto the bill and give the
legislature a chance to show
whether it was really for or
against Ills views.
The idea of a veto, Rogue
river closing proponents declare
is fatuous in view of Mr. Meier's
pronouncement in Medford last
summer that he wanted the
stream reserved for sport fish-j
Ing alone. The Rogue closing
backers 'immediately picked this;
statement up and considered!
Governor Meier throughout thei
campaign as one of their own
For Veto Listed
There are three apparent tea
sons which may induce the jsov
ernor to change his mind audi to
veto the bill. ; j
1. The November vote, v IMrJ
Meier has repeatedly talked
about "mandates of the people".!
"rule of the majority", and sim
ilar statements. Now the votej of
the people last number, wasi
against closing the Rogue. Mr.;
Meier as governor sits on a risky
teeter-totter. If . he . swings I toj
the Medford speech and his own!
pronouncements, he goes against
the people. . If he vetos the blllj
standing with the people, he be
comes Inconsistent with his own
statement. The situation is one
where the people's vote and .a
candidate's platform do not coin
cide and yet the candidate won
the election. j j
Ticklish as is the situation, fin
either case the governor has am
ple reason for his decision. If
he stands by the sportsmen he
can tell the majority which in
November voted against Rogue
closing that he bad already com
mitted himself. If he vetos the
bill and thus opposes closing, I he
can readily tell the Mlllerite
group that promises before No
vember are off in view of the
popular vote. j j
f 2. The pressure of the cmt
mercial fisheries. It Is no secret
that the commercial fishing in
terests at the mouth of the
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BY 36TH SESSION
electric power conservation mea
Duce at the Wheel Did
- ' : He Run Down Little Child?
Benito Mussolini haa long been noted mm an auto driver In Italy. He
Is shown above at the wheel of his high-powered racing roadster,
picture that gains new Interest because of stories recently pub
lished alleging" to confirm the fact that the Italian dictator killed
as child while drivlna It was such a story that led to instituting
the court-martial of Brigadier-General S medley Butler.
Port Bill Coming up for
Final Senate Vote; Co
Another and more severe test
of the strength of Governor Meier
in the port of Portland battle is
expected to be fought out In the
senate Monday when the Angell
elective bill, as amended by in
sertion of four names for commis
sioners, conies up for final vote.
' Clashes over the pbrt bill have
given the legislature,' not to men
tion people of the state, some of
the greatest excitement of the
session. The governor and his
cohorts squeezed' out a moral vic
tory on a senate roll call late last
week when the vote was 15 to 14
to defeat the minority report sub
mitted by Gus Moser, attorney for
the port and senator from Multno
The partial victory kept In the
bill the name of Rufus Holman,
the governor's candidate as com
missioner; it also kept in the
name 1 of Kenneth D. Dawson, of
whom Meier Is said to have dis
approved for that post, and of
Henry 'L.. Corbett and Hillman
Lneddemann. These three men
had already the approval of the
majority of th r delegation from
their county. p
However, thei governor may
bold the whip hand on the matter
after all. as he Is said to be hold
ing threat of veto of the Rogue
river bill over the heads of those
who have refrained from joining
the yes-line on the port of Port
lan&jrote. Whether this method, if applied
at all. will be directed largely to
the Josephine and Jackson coun
ty solons or to the legislators who
are supposed 4o have traded votes
on the port matter remains to be
But in all events, Monday will
see a big test in the situation.
KILLED BY WOMAN
SEATTLE. Feb. 7 CAP)
Mrs. Mary O. Burbick, 42, shot
and killed ber divorced husband,
Joseph O. Burbick here tonight
because he would not cease pay
in her unwelcome attentions.
fine said ever since their divorce
a year ago, Burbick "had been
bothering her." i
Burbick continued to prowl
about the house and pounded on
the windows, she told police, af
ter the door was barred aeainst
bJm. Mrs. Burbick said she open
ed the door and warned mm -you
get out of here and keep away.- It
you don't, I'll shoot you and
shooti you dead.'"
When her former husband ad
vanced and threatened to take
the gun away from her, Mrs. Bur
bick fired three times, she said.
The last shot struck Burbick in
the left chest and be died almost
immediately. Mrs. Burbick then
notified neighbors and awaited
arrival of police.
The couple have two grown
sons. ; .: ' ;
Is Married to
NOANK, Conn., , Feb. . 7.
(AP) -Three months ago
George Pali r Putnam, publish
er, explorer and aviation enthus
iast, beamed on questioning re
porters and admitted: .
"To marry Miss Emelia Ear
hart would be sweU."
Then a sadder tone came into
his voice as he lamented, "But
nothing in this Tale of tears is
certain". - '
Today the world didn't look
at all like a vale of tears to him,
for at noon he married the fa
mous; Transaclantic axlatrlx at
the homo of Mrs. Frances Put
nam, ibis mother,
Promised no Parole in Case
Of Brigham Young, is
"It's absurd," declared Circuit
Judge L. H. McMahan yesterday
In commenting upon charge of F.
T. Grigsby, attorney for Brigham
Young, found guilty by a Jury of
an unnatural crime, that McMa
han had promised to parole
Young when be came before him
for sentence, provided there was
proof of t Young's good character.
fMcMahan sentenced Young to a
year in the state penitentiary and
Motion asserting that the. cir
cuit judge who tried the case had
made such a promise was tiled
with the county clerk Friday af
ternoon. . 1 .,
1 McMahan -pointed out that
Grigsby of Portland, with whom
Young was employed, and Rev.
Lemuel E. Esteb of Portland ap
peared before him previous to the
sentence1 -in the interests of
Young, whom they declared to be
a capable man and one of good
Made no Promise
To Parole Youth
The Circuit judge said that In
this instance there had been a
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PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7.
(AP) Police detectives tonight
expressed the opinion an attempt
to enter the home of Mrs. H. W.
Howard bere Friday night was
made by a prowler who was
frightened away when he opened
a door nd upset a sewing cabinet.
Mrs. Howard, state's witness in
the unsolved death of Mrs. Leone
Bowles, Portland society matron,
has been attacked twice within the
past 10 weeks and a police guard
has been stationed at her home.
Mrs. Howard early last night re
ported to Patrolman Charles Vin
cent, who was on duty at her
home, that she had heard a noise
in a rear bedroom. The officer'
said he would Investigate as soon
as Patrolman George Tilden ar
rived. When Tilden arrived, how
ever, Vincent hurried off to eat
and Tilden, investigating, found
the bedroom open, a sewing cab
inet upset and footprints leading
up to and away from the door.
Three Brothers '
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PORTLAND, Ore.; Feb. 7 :
(AP) Three brothers were held
here today for Marlon county au
thorities. They are Hal Martin and L.
R. Martini arrested on a charge
of larceny, and Weldon Martin,
arrested: for passing a check
with insufficient funds, j
Calendar Monday in
Both houses reconvene at
11 a. m. j
Senate bills on third read
ing: fi, 47. 173, 128, 127.
119, 117,-150. 56,' 121, 140,
122, 125, 126. 129, 130.
131. 132. 133, 134J 135.
13C, 137. 138. 139. 141,
113. 120. i
House bills on third read
ing: 73, 15, 24, 2, 49. 10.
House Joint resolution 5.
House bills on third read
ing: 133, 144, 160, 196,
231, 240. j
Senate bills on third read
ing: ft. 93.
Special orderj 3 & m- sen
ate bill 55,
CHARGE IS ABSURD
! ! L I
No Recommendation Asking
Life r Imprisonment is
Made in Verdict
Ballots; Plea Made by
. MEDFORD, Ore-, Fb. 7
CAP) James E. Klngsley; alias
J. C.I Adams, was convicted by a
circuit court Jury here tonight of :
the first degree murder of Saat
Prescott Ashland policeman. Tit
verdict carries the death penalty.
Prescott was shot :o death Jan
uary 24 iwben he stopped Kingsley
to question him about ownership
of the automobile he'was driving.
The car had been stolen.; I
Kingsley at the time of the
murder was a fugitive from tfc-'
attle where he wa wanted la
connection with a drag store rub
bery. I i
Kingsley rechc-d t;e verdJct
without any show of emotion, file
will be sentenced Tuesday morn
ing. V- I I
The Jury took four ballots. The
first! ballot was eight' to four for
the death penalty; the: second wps
nine to three; the third eleven to
one and on the fourth agreement
was reached. -Defense,'
The fate of Kingsley was placed
Iq the hands of a circuit court
Jury at 4:30 o'clock today. At 6
o'clock tonight the Jury was tak
en out to dinner to return later to
resume ' deliberation.
The state asked the death pfn
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PORTLAND, Ore. Feb. 7.
(AP)--Hal E. Hoss, secretary t
state, said here tonight he has
"convinced that thei present
method of handling the state
traffic problem Is the right meth
od and I am going to fight for "
it." H- j
This! statement was made by
Hoss after, he had read published
reports; from Salem regarding a
letter-written htm by Governor
Julius "L. Meier in which the gov
ernor said that administration of
the traffic department "never did
and does not properly belong to" ,
the secretary of state's offlc.
"I have heard enough from
the motorists and law enforce
ment agencies and groups inter
ested In traffic law enforcement"
Hoss said, "to indicate that tbe
consolidated police bill is not
generally favored. I expect, from
what has been indicated to mm.
that a . strong protest from all
over "the state will be filed with
the committee which has ibis
matter in charge." (The commit
tee on I revision of laws, headed
oy j. u. uaney, Aiuunoman.) i
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. AP
Bishop James Cannon, Jr.J ot
the Methodist Episcopal church.
South, was clearel tonight by a
committee of 12 ministers of
charges brought against him lait
September by four elders of the
church. - 1 ' J
Bishop Cannon had been charg
ed by Dr. Forrest J. Harrell of
Richmond, and Dr. X. P. Martin,
of Abingdon, Va., with conduct
prejudicial to the welfare of the
Methodist Episcopal church,
Bishop W. N. Ainiworth ot
Birmingham, Ala., who presided
over the hearing made the' an
nouncement of Bishop Cannon's
exoneration on tbe steps of the
Mount Vernon Place I Methodist
church at the conclusion of fire
days ot investigation. I
Bishop Alnsworth made the fol
lowing statement: j '
"A committee of Investigatiea
in the ease of Bishop James Caa
non. Jr.. concluded its hearings t
Washington today. The commit
tee found no trial necessary."
Death of Tandy
- i i
JEFFERSON. Feh. 7 (Sdv
cial) S. R. Tandy, 68, local real
estate operator, died suddenly at
his office here shortly after 5:
o'clock this afternoon. Heart
failure was pronounced cause ot
death by a physician who jwas
called. - . ' - r -
Mr. Tandy came here some 1 S
years ago. He was a native of
Kentucky Surviving him are
two daughters, one in California,
the other' la Kentucky. ' 1
Funeral arrangements will
be made as soon as word Is re
ceived from the daughter In Ken