The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 11, 1931, Page 1, Image 1

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Salem, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, February 11, 1931
No. 273
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Hydro Commission Measure
: Likely to 5 be up for.
- -. Enactment Sbor V
Amendments-. Reconcile to
: Federal s law;; .Utility
t v li' ft rMulf of llearlD nd
eonfertneca- yatrdar - psi .the
. Timwii nnvAr tili known aa the
tivAra-AlerAriA - commission bill
amandtaMita were a creed to which
'are .expected to . bring apu early
an r,TarthI reDort trem the
committee so that lta" enactment
by the lejlslaturelmay bei expect-
'' ed 7ahortly.t'Thea ameadmenU
serretf to.reconclle djrersence
" between "the state and j federal
power acta and met some of "the
objections of-the utility interests
that senate bill No. 2 would stl
TIo detelopment -by prirate in-
- terests. :-; - ;-V :; " 1 .' . -
The principal 'changes fciade in
the bill as approTed by CoL-'A. K.
Clark, its author, I A. Lll Je
qTist, and E. A- Reamea repre
senting the ' utility companiee
makes no requirement for fa 'min
imum fee for use of the water,
learing the rate to be flxedby
the commission up to a miximum
of $1.00 per horsepower per
year. ' - . j
Slay Conform to ; !
Federal Statute ' I
The most important - jamend-j
ment howeter is the "one; -which
permits the commission jto' ex
empt any company from ill pro
Tisions of the act except the term
of the license and the payment of
fees if Buch modification i neces
sary to conform to the ifederal
Tpower act or to make It possible
for development to go ahead. A
change was "made" in thej, provi-
- slons regarding issuance j of, se
curities so the utilities, will not
hare to organise separata com- j
panics for each project -but may
coyer properties -by blanket mort
gages. ...r; A
Additional amendtcrents ' pro
posed by Senator " Eddy wisre ap
prored which will giro consider
ation to seenie and : aesthetic
considerations In considering
- power deTelopment, and another
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PORTLAND. Ore.; Febj. 10.
(AP) Six hundred unemployed
men; some of whom ' admitted
they were communists, inarched
on the city hall here today and
demanded the, city raise $1,500,
000 to be tujned orer to them
for their relief. -, v j
The demand; was lmade by
Fred Walker, spokesman.', who
stood beside. Mayor .George L,
Baker on a soap box, outside the
city ball. r, lift-,. ;
When Walker had completed
-his speech be tnrned to Mayor
Baker and ' asked a . direct reply
to his demands. -- :l. .
' The mayor told him it; was il
legal . and Impossible to meet
their requests and warned Walk
er It would be "wise to watch
your -words because of the. large
number of Americans listening".
Cash was not -the-only thing
Walker demanded. He said the
unemployed ; wanted free street
ear 'rides; demanded the use of
the public auditorium for' meet
ings; the use of city property
and racant buildings for bousing
the unemployed;' that no city of
ficial should recelre more ban
$2500 a year In salary; that the
police force be cut in half; that
the . ceus .r board funds and. the
community ehes funds ' be
turned orer to them; that a spe
cial tax be placed on property la
excess of , $2500; that interest on
sinking funds for city bonds be
dlTerted for - relief; that the ra
grancy laws be abolished; and
that all communists - now in jail
be released. ; j
The demonstration was. or
derly. . . .. .
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Negro to Otter
Prayer in House
Rer. J. Lyle Caaton, negro pas
tor of - the Mt? Ollret Baptist
' church In Portland, will offer
prayer this morning In the, ho use
at representatives. K r
Rer. Caston was in town last
, night to address a meeting of lo
cal churchmen. Last night, dur
ing the course of his speech, he
mentioned that in the early days
of the state negroes were prohib
ited from entering the borders.
And that later, once they were In,
those of his race could hold no
? property. , '
Whether he Is the first negro
to open a legislative day with
prayer is not known. j
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Vearth shocks felt
- TIRANA, Alabama,. Feb. 10
, (AP) Earth shocks were felt
today . In tho Korltza ; dlrlct
which was severely damaged by
" quakes late last month, no sew
Four men were burned to death and blue-blooded horses valued at i
f 7 OO.OOO perished ta a spectacular fire which destroyed the tern- i
porary stables at the Oakland National horse show at Oakland,
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Long Empty Death Cell now
Occupied; Slayer to
! Hang April a
James Kingsley 24, convicted
of first degree murder- for the
TURinr f "Sam Prescott; Ashland
police of fleer, was received at the
state .penitentiary here last night
and Immediately placed . In r a
death cell j t - await; execution
April S at 8:30 a. m. A
Kingsley , was found guilty last
week by a jury in Jackson county
and the death - penalty was Im
posed upon him by Judge Nor
ton. He shot and killed Prescott
at Ashland, supposedly forje-
venge on the part of liquor oper
ators i whose setivitives 'Prescott
had attempted to curbi' 1
Penitentiary officials said - last
night that Kingsley had nothing
to say upon his arrival. He is a
medium-sized young man, about
five feet seven Inches in heighth
and weighs 155 pounds." His
hair is sandy in colorj
Thus far since the i killing no
relatives of Kingsley have ap
peared.' He is unmarried and his
parents are thought toj live some
where, in the east. v
The cell In which he has beeu
placed Is In the north! cell block
of the penitentiary on ithe ground
level of tiers. A death jwatch la to
be kept each night .until the exe
cution while in the day time his
cell will be under the observation
of the chapel guard, -i
Wins Bet Bui He :
Regrets it Now
i In The Hospital
QU'APPELLE, Sask., Feb. 10.
(AP)--Henry. Sekse, 20, won
a bet,i but today he Is In a hospi
tal suffering from a broken leg.
broken arm, dislocated shoulder
and fractured hip. ,' .- j :
; Heary and two friends 'were
walking down the railroad tracks
near here last night. An express
train approached. - j
"Bet I can. stay on the track
the 1 longest, dared Henry. I It
was a bet. He was Just jumping
when I the engine caught up with
him, and tossed him into a ditch.
His companions ' escaped injury. :
The Legislative Calendar
' Third reading house bills
92, 98, 99, 1(2, 183, 193.
232, 252, 254, 255. 29,
276. i- , .
. Third reading senate bills
-22. 38. 51, 78, 145i
-Angell r bUl on I Port of
Portland commlisionsrs com.
Ing up for hearing. - . ki
r ! Senate today
Third reading senate bills
37. 5, 1. 3. 110, lit,
11T, 210. 1 - i
Third reading house bills ,
12. 129. 131, 172. I ! :
!4 p. m. House! bill 238.,
amending game commission .
law, room 314.
After legislature adjourns,
hanking and corporation
committee hearing! on pend
ing legislation. I ,
7 p. m. Police bill, room
III. "i 3
: 7 p. m. Basle scieneo
bill, joom" 314. ,.J
Incendiary OH gin
Of Fire
Blaze Costing ,4 Human Lives and 48 Highly;
Valued Horses, Started in Unoccupied - ;
." ; Stall, Officers Disclose
OAKLAND, CaL, Feb. 10(AP) Investigators an
nounced tonight an incendiaryistarted4he fire which burned
to death four men and at least forty eight horses in .the
stables of the Oakland horse show yesterday. - i i
Inspector William F. Kyle, in charge of the Investiga
tion, made the announcement! following posting of a $1000
Commissioner Galloway of the
state tax commission told j the
public at a hearing held last
night on the Intangibles tax law
pending T before - the legislature
that the: commission .favored the
retention of the 1929 Intangi
bles tax collected ahd the collec
tion of -that outstanding on the
ground that no promise of re
funding the tax was made unless
all intangible property holders In
1929 could not be treated alike.
He maintained that the revised
law' would , affect equally all in
tangibles tax owners in -1929.
The commissioner also held that
intangibles in 1929 were subject
to assessment and taxation and
thus could legally claim no ex
emption. . i !' '' :
B. Smith of the Taxpayers'
association, held that the law
Should not be applied to 1929 in
tangibles and that refund should
be madet of this money,
Representative Mott- said - the
trouble with the excise, Intangi
bles and income measures of the
state were that they did not raise
sufficient revenue. He Indicated
he would favor , much higher
rates than -those ' now : existing
with the view that real property
receive some adequate relief. -
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The senate agreed late today
to Tote tomorrow on the house
bin establishing a 44-hour week
for postal employees. :
7:3 p.m." Joint game
committees, senate chamber, '
game code changes. - - ,
Indefinitely postponed
"Dunne- measure - requiring
one day of rest weekly for,;
certain laborers.1 . - . ."
Indefinitely post p o n e d ,
Woodward measure for ap
pointment by governor t of
supreme, circuit and district
Judge.-1 --v- f :t .:
Senator iMoser fails : to :
move reconsideration - o n
much-debated Angell bill for :
appointment .- election ; of
Port of Portland commis
sioners. : ".
Old-age pension' bill t set I
forward - to Thursday at 2
p. nu for final consideration.
Agieed to reconsider prop
osition for r diverting - tax
moteys In Multnomah cobih
ty for a maintenance of art.
Callf Monday morning. Show officials estimate the loss at over a
mfllion dollars. Incendiarism Is auapeoted. Above, si general view
of the ruins. . . i .. , . I '.
OTeward by Aaron M. Frank ; of
Portland, . exhibitor, .who lost
nine horses In the fire, for the
arrest and conviction of the per
son who started the tire.
WAlle searchers probed the
ruins In the possibility of find
ing more victliri the remains of
Seton Mischief, favorite horse of
Mrs. Muriel Vanderbllt Church
of Newport, R. I., were burled in
a remote corner of sj-Hayward
stock farm in a formal cere
mony. A tombstone will be
erected for the beloved mount,
Mrs. Church said.
' The bodies of all of the other
horses, except five belonging . to
the National guard which were
held pending' completion of an
investigation, . were disposed of
at sea. i i
Kyle based bis incendiary -theory
on the decision that the fire
started in - an unoccupied stall.
Stories 'of a mystery man and the
finding of empty gasoline cans
which grooms said they had not
seen before, Kyle ' said, left no
doubt in his mind that 'the fire
was the work of a fiend.
"The stall in which the tire
started, the Inspector ' pointed
out, "was on an aisle from which
all horses had. been removed
Sunday. There was not even
anyone sleeping In that vicinity."
Given 18 Autos
:ButN6w Steals
: One; Arrested
CLEVELAND, Feb. 10--(AP)
Henry Lewis, 19, who said he
Is heir to 300.0 00,. and has been
given 18 automobiles by his par
ents and relatives, pleaded guilty
in federal court, here today to a
charge of automobile stealing.
His mother, Mrs. Pearl Lynch,
divorced wife of the late-H. H.
Lewis, ' founded of a - Mansfield,
Ohio, stove company, said the
youth had been raised on "dollars
instead of sense. ,
- Federal Court Judge Samuel IL
West withheld sentence - pending
further investigation. v j
Unbroken Eggs l -:
Break Records
-.1 STOCKHOLM, Sweden, "Feb.
10. (AP) Unbroken - dinosaur
eggs - and . dragon flies from the
carboniferous age hate been dis
covered In the interior of Mon
golia by the party of Dr. Sven
Hedin, Swedish explorer, he an
nounced upon his return 'here.
Dalles Bridge
.Bill- is Passed
WASHINGTON, T). C. Feb., 10
(AP) The McNary bill auth
orising construction of a bridge
across the Columbia at The
Dalles. Oregon, -was passed by the
senate and sent to the house to-
"day.-- " '
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No Response Made to Offer
Renewed on Riant Sale; :
Council to Consider j
President E. C. lEUIott
of the
Oreogn-Washingtoa' Water
vice company -arrived A In
yesterday and held a conference
with Mayor Gregory, city ; Attor
ney Trindle and members .of the
council -committee on public
utilities. EngineeriBaar was also
present.1 Mr. Elliott renewed his
offer of last summer to sell the
water plant to ther city on the
basis of the company's net invest
ment cost, allowing the city jto
name one appraiser, the company
another and the two to select a
third. Or he offered to arbitrate
on the basis of the value j of the
property Irrespective of the com
pany's Investment icost. He also
renewed his offer to complete the
filter plant -j " ;: j
The city officials made !no re
sponse to the tender of Mr. Elli
ott. They have been In a huddle
ever since Judge Hill's decision
against the city, 'and the sub
(Turn to Jage 2, coL 3)
. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (AP)
John- Bartlett, former assistant
postmaster, general, testified j to
day before the senate postal lease
Investigating committee that; he
had made noV attempt to preveat-a
grand jury investigation of the St
Pau commercial station lease but
that he might have been "used"
for that pntpose. ;j 1 . -
Charles F. Trotter, who! served
under Bartlett, told the commit
tee he was ordered! by Postmaster
General, New to draft an accept
ance ;of the lease, which was later
characterised . by aj federal grand
jury as fraudnlentj . -; 4 - ,
-Chairman Blaine announced
that New, who has asked for! an
opportunity to appear, - probably
would be called a j week from I to
morrow. . :-,--.v;-.l ", .( ' i'.-r-'r-
Bartlett's testimony concerning
the grand Jury Investigation came
while he was questloaed by Chair
man Blaine about a trip he made
to St. Paul In July. 1928. shortly
before the grand Jury convened. .
"Did you have Uny knowledge
whatever, Blalned asked, "of an
attempt to prevent a grand jury
InveeUgatlon?" i i r'
"No, BarUett replied. N0th
ing whatever of that kind came to
my knowledge or was even sus
pected by me. The only thing of
that kind was New's errort to dis
place, Fesler, j i :
PORTLAND, Ore., Febi 19.
(AP) George Manley, Denver,
and Leo LomskL Aberdeen,
fought ten slzxllng rounds to a
draw here - tonight. They tare
light heavyweights. -. I - t:
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb, 10.
(AP) E. E.. Brodie, ; United
SUtes minister . to Finland, will
leave Thursday for his post', at
Helsingfors. Brodie and his fam
ily returned from Finland be
fore Christmas tot spend a vaca
tion here. . .
500-Ga!lon Still . Designed
- To Turn out -"Straight
-Stuff Discovered '
UoreArrestsJ Expected by
State and County men-'i
1 Stitqt: andtcounty'- prhftltlop.
officers.; made : jina. ot.the.largest
werralds gulled. of in
iU" we jnpnins : yesieraay alter;
noon when they.' invited : them
selves Into' the unsuspecting pres
ence ; of three1 men manning: a
500-gallon alcohol still on the old
Joe "Sh'afer " farm about, midway
het ween Mt. ' Angel and . Wod
burn.:T;.-,,.". .Z. . !':r
, Tho three men were all check?
ed in at the county jail la about;
90 minutes after the officers
walked in on them. They are: AI
Sttfppfel, who also gave his name
as Stopper, George Marquartand
George Williams. Williams - said
he" was from Portland,
The " arrest--was . made "by
"Buck Marriott of the state
force and Deputies Webb Haskins
and Walter Barber of the county
sheriffs office. I
As near as could be determined
from the hurried visit yesterday
afternoon, alcohol was the only
product turned out, only the 500
gallon still and three 1000-gal-lon
vats being in evidence. Two
of the huge vats were full of
mash and the other was not' en
tirely empty. - - '
Little of Product! ' '
Found on Premises
Officers brought In along with
the prisoners a five-gallon can of
the product. Straight alcohol. Ev
idently the trio had a good mar
ket, for this was all the evidence
oft that nature that, could be
Officers believed, from impres--.
Turn tp page 2, col, 6) "
George W. Lipper. president of
the West Side Traffic association
told the joint committee on roads
and highways last night that his
group favored the Tualatin tunnel
project and that the bonds Issued
could have printed across the face
of each 4hat the state was
not connected . with issue of the
securities. '
Proponents of j the .tunnel pro
ject declared that a check had
showed a sufficient percentage ot
people In -the districts affected
would use the tunnel, to make its
construction feasible. They Indi
cated the matter could be financ
ed, although it was admitted In
the hearing that eastern capital
was first interested in a proposi
tion wherein the1 state would su
pervise the work through its high
way commission.)
Under Senate Bill 19S now
pending, the state' does not super
vise construction! v or , operation,
this being done by a tunnel com
mission of three men from the
district served, j
'Technical .matters regarding
the relation of .income to bond
interest and amortisation were
left out last night pending a jnore
extensive hearing.
Marcellus Goes ::
jTo California
j Hospital
I PORTLAND, Ore. Feb.' -o
(AP) Dr, M.' B." Marcellus.
medical officer ! at the United
8tatea Veterans hospital here
for the past six t years, has been
ordered to report for doty at the
united States veterans hospital
at Palo Alto. Calif.. February
"Dr. Marcellus formerly was
Portland health! officer and a
member of the i state board ot
health. He served overseas dur
ing .the war as regimental sur
geon of the lC2d Infantry and as
assistant division surgeon of the
division, j .
Wctch Found by
- Small Class Ad
LOST Whlt cold filled Oruea
wriat watch. Reward. Zaav at States
man or TeL ZI84W.
, The above ad appeared la
Sunday mornlnga- States
man. By o'clock that
morning the watch was re
turned to Its owner.
People read the claaslfled
ads very carefully and aston
ishing results are obtained
at so little cost. -'
Use them for your needs
.today :. -
Your ad will "receive the
same careful attention as Si
yon called la person.
College Weekly
: Barred BecauseV
&01 Broad Humor
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V MEMPHIS, - Tenn.; Febt.-10
; CAP) VThe annual freshman edf
i tiph of the-Sou'wester,. Southwest;
ern .college' campus weekly,';, has
been withheld from" the mails be
cause of objectionable, matter,
the student board of; publications
disclosed today. , .... . ,
J...James .Hughes. Memphis, edi
tqr., accepted, responsibility, snd.
resigned .from the. paper. ; ,
Startsext Tuesday f Many
Things'; of ' Interest to i
V Be Told Housewives
! Salem housewives have a real
treat in store, for them In the
gas cooking school, to be held
February 17-18rl9-20 in the
basement of the First: Methodist
church, corner of Church and
State streets, sponsored by ' The
Through the courtesy of the
Portland Gas and Coke company
Miss Willa Campbell, home econ
omist for the Tappan Stove com
pany, has been secured to con-
ni net these interesting . affairs.
She will be assisted by Rita Con
ner.' well known home economist
of this -city. These, two ymng
ladles make a wonderful team,
for they are fast cooks as well as
good coots!, and .' the lectures
should . prove to be of great in
terest to everyone. ,
At these .matinees the modern
housewife will be . given, an op-
portonlty to add to her store of
cookery knowledge by the num
ber of helpful ideas and sugges
tions which Wills Campbell and
Rita (Conner will disclose . to
them.' Ladles who have the rep
uatlon ot being excellent cooks
and housewives are always eager
: , (Turn to page 2, coL 2)
PORTLAND, Ore.. Feb. 10.
(AP) The Woodmen of the
World Old Members Protective
association was formed here today
at a meeting attended by 300 dele
gates from' nine western states. --
The purpose of the organiza
tion, as announced by Adolph Ja
cobs, San Francisco, who presided
at the meeting, is "to commence,
suit to recover equity in the 19.
000,000 old guarantee fund and
to recover for the beneficiaries of
the members who were in good
standing on April 25, 1929, and
who-have since died, the amounts
due oh their certificates."
. Jacobs said each state repre
sented will be organized and a
conference of attorneys selected
Win he i held In Salt Lake City
soon to plan a course of action.
Officers chosen were: Dan Kel
laher, Portland, president: Adolph
Jacobs, San Francisco, vice-president:
I. Friedman, Portland, trea
surer, and F. E. Coulter, Portland,
Tobacco Tax
Law Eyed
Enactment of a tobacco tax that
would raise. approximately, $750r
000 annually, and a so-called
tithing law that would return to
the state In excess of $1,500,000
during the biennium, were con
sidered rioualy by tho Joint
ways and means committee here
last night as a method ot wiping
out the state eficlt now aggregat
ing more than $4,000,000.
The suggestion also was made
by Senator Strayer that all budget
requirements for the years 1931
and 1932. as they pertain to sal
aries, wages and operating ex
penses of the various state Institu
tions, departments, boards and
commissions, be .kept within the
appropriation authorized for the
years 1929 and 1930. Although
no definite figures were available.
It was estimate dthat this action
onthe part of the ways and means
committee would save the state
many thousands of . dollars.
The tithing bill, as prepared t7
Senator Bennett, . proposes that
the state treasurer shall set up in
his office what would be known
as a deficit fond.- Against this ar
bitrary figure would be credited
five per cent of the receipts of all
state departments, boards nd
commissions. .M The lsw would
operate until the deficit Is wiped
out and the state la on a sound
financial basis.
Senator Bennett declared that
Rcmaimni 540,003 in
i-l Bond r Authorized I
" 5 Maybe Useci .r
&jIewobd9 . , Hichlnd. .
; H&ye ccd of Rc:ii : - .7 ;
For More Pup I
, First jn or of. what may lead ta
construction .of, additions to the
Englawood .and. .Highland grde'
schools. was made at the Tuesday
night, meeting of the school board.'
when Supt." George- Hug propesed '
that"' S40.000 building bonds yet
remaining, in the hands of the .'-'
trie be used to that end. While!
no action. was taken last night, the
members expressed Individual ap
proval of. building at this time.
The superintendent presented
sketches of a suitable plan drawn'
by. Lyle Bartholomew,-school ar
chitect, at Hog's request. The
plans shown called for a 29 by 62
foot addition on the south end of
each of the buildings. Like the
main - building, each addition
would contain basement and two
stories and the finish would match
the original structure. A rough
estimate placed the cost at about
$35,000 for the two-wings.
To be Provided
The basements of the winrs
would be used for play rooms, the
second stories would contain audi-
tor lump, and the top, floors would
contain two classrooms. Neltber
building' has : an auditorium at
present, and there Is. need for a
room In whfch:4he students may
assembler If growth demanded,
the large assembly rooms could
later be converted Into classrooms.
i - (Turn to page 2, coL 4 )
10. (AP) Major General Ly-
tle Brown, chief of the United
States Army
engineers. ! has
to congress j that
In Oregon not be
local interests
required to contribute $50,000
for development of the Willam
ette river between Oregon, City
and Portland, Oregon.
A . bill passed last year provid
ed for a channel eight feet deep
and from 150 to 200-feetj wide
to be dM In the Willamette I river
between Oregon City and 'Port
land at a cost of $210,000, pro
vided local interests contribute
$50,000 . . i i r
General. Brown reported;. that
power benefits gained, by the im-
provement work would not be so
great as had been expected.
Frank Troeh is
Leading Field v
In Interstate
Frank Troeh, Portland. Ore.,
took thai lead among individual
marksmSj In the 27th annual in
terstate 'trapshoot withla brilliant
performance today.
In the class A field of the dou
ble Century raee, Troeh broke 195
targets Including four straights of
25. His victory came In the sec
ond day of the shoot, i j
and Tithing
by Committee
commodities used by the various
state departments now cost 16 per
cent less than two years sgo, and
that none of the state activities
would be injured by contributing
five per cent of their receipts to
the state. It was pointed oat that
the state now contributes many
thousands of dollars to these de
partments In the way of costs in
various prosecutions and other li
tigation. A sub-committee was
appointed to investigate the Ben
nett tithing bill and report at to
morrow night's meeting ot the
ways and means body. .
An attempt was made to pass a
similar law at a previous session
of the legislature, but It was op
posed by virtually all State de
partments, boards and commis
sions affected; Senator Kiddie's
tobacco tax has been prepared and
submitted to the consideration of
the ways and means committee to
night. . This tax would be levied
on all tobaccos, and would be paid
by the Jobber or wholesaler so at
to avoid criticism of the retailor.
It was indicated that Kiddle's bill
would receive the Jnorsement of
the ways and means committee.
The 1927 legislature-eaacted a
law levying a tax on cigarettes,
bat it later was attacked by the
referendum ''and defeated, i The
principal attack on the claret to
law was on the ground that It ex-
claded i elffsrs. -