The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 24, 1931, Page 1, Image 1

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Salem, Oregon, Tuesday Morning:, February, 24, 1931
No. 22 Z
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Muscle Shoals Bill ;is Past
Both Houses and Goes
- To. Vyhite 'House;::"
Pocket VetoFeared Though
President - is Silent; .
Lease Provided : V
w i swmflTON. - Feb." 23
(AP) For the second .time dur
ing the long years ox
.nnr( tnAit-r sent to "the White
House a bill providing for opera-
tlon 01 the government, a ww,
000.000 power and nitrate plants
' at Muscle Shoals. -
The conference report on the
bill which would authorize gov
. ernment manufacture and distri
bution of hydro-electric power
-was adopted by the senate today
after an hour's debate. 55 to 28,
" completing congressional action.
The measure was approved by
the house last week.
The Only other time congress
has passed a bill for operation of
the huge wartime plants on the
Tennessee river. It was pocket ve
toed by former President Cool-
Idge. - '-. r " - . -Fear
Measure Will .
Meet Same Fate
Friends of the measure approv
ed today said they feared It would
meet a similar fate, though Presi
dent Hoover- has not . expressed
himself on it.
The bill la similar In its power
provisions to the one which Pre
sident coolidge refused to sign.
It is a compromise measure based
upon the same bill that was pre
sented to the former president.
Under the compromise the . ni
trate plants would be leased to
private interests for quantity pro
duction of fertiliser if a lessee
could be found within one year
' from the date of enactment. , -
If no one would lease the ni
trate plants under the terms of
the bill, the government would
operate them for experimental
production of fertilizer.":
The bill also provide for con
struction of the Cote Creek dam j
on the Clinch river in Tennessee
at an estimated'' cost of $35,000,
000 and completion of the steam
power plants at Muscle Shoals.
The rCHnch river project, pro-:
ponents of. the bill said, will
bring the power capacity at
Muscle Shoals to between 400,000
and 500.000 horsepower.
In addition;, tne Cove Creek
dam is designed to make the Ten-.
nesftAa river n&vlrahlA and aid In
controlling flood waters that go
into the Mississippi.
NEW -LONDON, Conn., Feb.
C 23. (AP) -Coast guard boats
scurried through the waters of
Narragansett bay and the Atlan
tic ocean today in running fights
with at least two rum boats and
on two salvage missions. J '"
Reports which had been 4 rer
ceived -here tonight' -the .de
stroyer force - headquarters, still
incomplete; pending arrival et
the service boats involved In the
wide flung activities, told stories
of the sinking of one nr t boat
and the escape of two other rum
runners under heavy coast guard
fire. - '.- : ' : - .
- A '.speed boat, identified by
Commander M. J.- Ryan, chief of
M. staff of the coast guard - de-
" stroyer force, as the Monolola
r was one of the two rum -runners
which escaped after, being ham
mered by one pound shells "in
.Narraganaett ; bay. One of the
service boats which, engaged the
M onolola, ' reports .. received here
Indicated, also 'encountered the
British lienor supply vessel ac
curacy In j Narragansett' bay, but.
the ram -khlp escaped -alter be
ing fired on. - , vu i
' The CG-289, which Is said to
have had the encounter with the
: Accuracy,, failed to" return Co- her
base -here and ifwasl presumed
-she was- attempting to locate- tire
Atonoioia. : -qr. t--
; n r Coan'gnard activities Tilso ; re
sulted in the destruction: or the
Alibi II, ' ' : speed v boat, : seven
- miles ' . west - of the ' Vineyard
. Sound light vessel. The Alibi,
whoch had be-m forfeited to the
.government' but later released en.
bond -pending an - appeal, - burst
into flames whUe-being punned
by . the CG-235. , Her - crew. . of
- four were rescued. , . .
Mrs. Billings
To be Charged
I With Robbery
OREGON CITY. Ore .Feb. 23.
(AP) A charge of highway
robbery will be lodged against
Mrs. Pearl Billings. 18, as the re
sult ; of "her participation In a
service station robbery near here
last week. District Attorney Mil
ler said today.
. William R. Wheeler, 22, who
was shot and killed by R. D. La
Due, proprietor of the service
station after the robbery, waa on
parole from Monroe reformatory,
officer said, today, . -
"Box Car
V .
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Led by iUtbrrt fl. Tajlor, tbeee twentjHteren Worid War veterans, all that Is left of Seattle's "Box
Car Battalion of 12S which set out for Washington, January 20; a they presented their, petition
for the passage of the Soldiers Bonos bill. Taylor (left) la presenting a letter of introduction from
the Veterans. association of Seattle to Senator Clarence Dill of Washington. The veta made their
: way to the capital by means of the freight-car route, f - v - , E
Data Gathered; Expects to
Veto i Bill and Return
Middle Next Week
Preparatory to vetoing the vet
erans loan bill. President Hoover
la conducting an Inquiry into the
number of veterans in distress as
well as to how effective the meas
ure would be as a relief to. dis
tress. ' - ' "' " r - '"
It was said at the White House
today that the president expects
to have sufficient response to the
inquiry being .conducted byvari-
ous governmental agencies to
permit him to take action by the
middle of the week;
Senator; Reed," republican, Penn
sylvania. " announced in the. sen
ate last week that the preeideni
had Informed him he expected to
return the bill -with his, objec
tions to It . about the middle of
this . week. "..
Average Amount :
Collectible SJ50O .
It was said at the White House
that the average - compensation
certificate was approximately II.-
000. On a certificate of this size
a maximum a veteran could, bor
row under the loan measure
would be 3500 If he had not pre
viously taken advantage of " its
valuers collateral. There were
said to be 210.000 veterans
whose-certificates were for 3250
and less who would have a bor
rowing capacity of 316.000,000
or an average of 380 each.
In the group holding certifi
cates valued from 8250 to 3500
were ' 500.D00 veterans - w h Jo
would hare a borrowing power of
377,500.000 or an . average of
3137 each.
1 Already President Hoover "has
received figures from two widely
separated cities.-One of them re
ported 20,000 veterans ' out of
whom 151 were known to be in
distress. '.r
..Another large city , having 14 0r
000reterans In its population re
ported there were 1.700 'veterans
receiving aid from relief organ
isations. ! ' .- '
Vancouver and
- Seattle in Tie
" - - " - ji - ; .
AP) -The - Vancouver Lions
retained hold of first place in the
Pacific coast hockey," league - by
playing a scoreless : overtime
draw with their closest' rivals,
the Seattle Eskimos, .here, to
night. - The Eaks are one point
behind the Lions. - ' ' -
The Legislative Calendar
- - norsT3 today:
- Thtxd reading, house billa -
1 378 352, 14s0.- 63. 1H, ?
238, 37, 381, 382, 383, 384
- 385r32f.-38S.-387. 383,2J4, -;
-12M.. 45.,. .: :.
i r. Third reading, senate bills :
Vt; 108, 127, 133. IS J. 148, s
.188, 110. 202; 210, 228. . 1 1
; 211. 171, 78: - '"-:'U
Passed nine bills, defeat-,;
2 ed 'one. - '
Its portant bills passed; .
' Hydro - electric commission :
- act; utilities , district . act; -
establishing county ' boards -
of health 325,600 for Am
.1 erican . Legion national con- -vcatlon
In. Portland. m .
: : tub oorERxoR -
Signed by governor:
Senate bill 1. by Burke. :
To repeal eertlfieatea of pub- . -lie
convenience and necessity
;! act.":: r ; --y, . : ,;
Senate biU 128. by Cars
ner. Relating to election to '
; determine upon tax levy for :
- purpose of raising funds for '
i advertising resourses; time
for filing petitions.
- Vetoed by the governor:
; "'Honse bill 147. by com- 1
mittee on Judiciary. Allow
ing laborers subject to the '
workmen's compensation act
BattaHon" of
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Wood Cutting Jobs I -
To be Provided for -Needy
Wor VeU
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' Work for ex-service men
at wood catting is being: pro
vided through as committee
of Capitol post No. 9, of the
American Legion. .The com
mittee has lined ap Jobs at
cutting wood, which will be
held for needy ex-eervtoe
men, those with families be
ing given first chance at the
- The men will go on the
Job Thursday morning," and
those eligible and Interested
should apply to . William
BUven, 215 Masonic build
ing, Salem. l . ,
Re-submission - of national, pro
hibition to the people for a test
was advanced today ; by Senator
Dill. of Washington, a democra
tic prohibitionist, as a comprom
ise in the perplexing wet and dry
dispute facing the party, - i t :
However, Dill Joined with the
almost solid front of ! democrats
in congress against the reported
intention of. Chairman Raskob to
seek a commitment of the party
on prohibition at the March- 5
meeting of the democratic , na
tional committee, -v ;is
Dill first spoke of the national
referendum in a New York
speech Saturday night. . Demo
crats of the anti-prohibition , fac
tion asked, him about it today,
looking upon it as a compromise
solution. :
; "I stated." said Dill.'that it
will be entirely consistent with
the principles . of democracy, to
resubmit the question of prohi
bition to the people in accordance
with the terms of the constitu
tion." ; -; . i ; -
Charlie Listens ; f ;
To Commons and i
Declines ; Liquor
-LONDON. - Feb. 23(AP)
Charlie Chaplin visited the house
of commons today and remarked
he liked the talkies less than ever,
r x The comedian sat in the .dis
tinguished' atrangers gallery and
then Inspected the press gallery,
where he declined a drink in the
bar. 'V ri- ; - . ..f" "..,. : :
. Chaplin spent . Saturday , after
noon at checkers as the gneet of
Premier" Ramauy MacDonald. - . . :
to recover an. attorney's fee
" upon an appeal If decided la
- favor of-workmen. . t --
House bill 181; by Ham-
- llton, Scbaupp and DeLap.
- Regarding salaries of county
:" officers of Deschutes county.
,, .t SENATE TODAY - -" ;
, Third reading, senate bills
3 J3. 320, 313, 222, 29J, 223, '
- 73, 303. 104, 315, 17. i
' Senate Joiat memorial 13. '
; Third reading, house bills ;
55, 57. 5; 81. 185178, .
' 179,308, 304,303,302, 223, :
. 264, 258. 153. 143. 144, 185.
. 138, 262. 135, S3, 281, 316. !
. 120, 77, 125; 816i. ' 1 I
Committee report on state '
police bill up.. ; ; 5 v;
Passed 25 blUs.
Moved to reconsider game
rode and referred It back to
' committee for amendments; '
- killed measure for new pris
on industries. " - ' ;
Important bills passed:
Establishing bird refuge at
Malheur-lake, game refuge
at Ochoco; requiring label
en food products containing '
Imported eggs; giving tax
commission power - to audiC
budgets of municipal corpor- .
atlons in counties of under
100,006. " " '
War Vets
Famous Singer to be Buried
In Victoria; Body is
Sent to Melbourne
SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 23
(AP)- Mme. Nellie Melba, who
died last night in a hospital here
is to be burled on "Thursday at
Llllydale, Victoria. .The funeral
services will - take place at the
Scottish ehurch where her father
used to sing In the choir.
Tomorrow the body will be
taken: to Melbourne.- the city
from which Nellie Porter Mitch
ell fashioned. the name by which
the world knew one of the great
est sopranoe-of all time and the
people of her homeland will have
their . opportunity - to do her
honor." ' . . "';. ' . ' .' '
23.-(AP) Captain Charles N.
F. Armstrong, former husband of
Dame Melba, -famous " singer who
died last night In Sydney, Aus
tralia, and their son, George Nes
blt Armstrong, lived in Klamath
county, near Olene, for several
years. " - " ,
Captain Armstrong was said to
have been a partner of RexBord,
prominent sheep -man, and lived
with his son on the Bord ranch.
Once while Melba was on a con
cert tour to San' Francisco she
learned ' her son was In Klamath
county and she sent for him. The
boy went to 'his mother, and a
reconciliation was effected.
(AP) Uncle Sam's wards of the
Pacific, a million fur seals valued
at more' than 885.000,000, are
leaving the warm waters of - the
south on their annual migration
to their Alaskan breeding grounds.
The leaders of the valuable herd
have been sighted off the Califor
nia coast - and - the United States
coast guard Is planning to escort
the seals from the mouth of the
Columbia river to the tiny Prlbl-
lofs, the "treasure Islands" of the,
north, 300 miles west of the Alas
kan mainland in the Bering sea. ,
when the seals reach the Prib-
Hofs they, will be guarded by the
bureau of . fisheries under - whose
watchful eye the- herd haa Increas
ed from 250,000 to 1,600.000 since
the killing of -seals on the high
seas was prohibited by , treaty, in
1311. . ' " ;: ' ' '
. Under that Ltreaty , Great Btir
tain, Japan and Russia granted
the . Ualted . States - control of the
herd until 2 6 . Tbe agreement
Is . still recognised. . i.'i.. . -' j
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Radi0 (Declared H
DETROIT, Feb. 23 (AP)
School buildings which : do not
provide radio facilities will soon
be out of date, John L. Bracken,
superintendent of schools of Clay
ton, Mo., predicted in an address
before a section of national educa
tion ,:- association . here . . today.
. Bracken declared ."education Is
usable experience", and suggested
in addition to Increasing the read
ing provided in- curricula of
schools, radio and. motion pictures
should be used In giving the pu
pils contact with life. - ...
Barbers Appear
. And Tell Views
Barbers, masters and Journey
men last . night appeared before
the house committee on ' labor
and industries to express their
approval of tie bill regulating
the Inspection of barber shops,
which haa - already passed the
id - o n
senate. . :
jTrio of Bills ;Through one
t 5 House and two' Passed
; : 'Ithe-tKher:- :;
tfamilton QuotesBible-When
Chiding Members for
" Heeding Mandate? ,
' Two or the three 'major power
bills of the. Meier program now
await only the signature of the
executive to go Into effect.- The
third,' H. B. 77, the one commis
sioner, bill, has passed the house
and Is now in the senate. Yester-
Iday afternoon the lower house
passed the two senate bills. 62.
the hydro-electric commlssfon bill,
and 168, the utilities district pow-
. A a . "
er meaisurei. ids tow in opposi
tion was slight. Those roting "no"
on S. B. 62 were: - - - t
DeLap, HOI, Hamilton, Lewis
Taylor. ; vr '-".
Those roting no on S. B. 168
were: - 5 ? - . r
DeLap, Hamilton, Hill, Bash.
While each bill was the Inspira
tion for considerable argument.
the speeches for the most-part
were "for i the record as It was
apparent no rotes were . to' be
changed by the debate. Represen
tative Ray Gill spoke for the hy
dro-electrle commission bill, claim
ing it will "protect for all time
these waters which belong not to
private companies or monopolies
but to all the people of the state."
Ralph Hamilton Invoked "Fa
ther, forgive them, for they know
not what they do" In condemning
the legislation, and pointed to an
ancient mandate of the people
when the mob cried before Pilate
"Cruelty him". The responsibility
is on the legislature, he" declared.
(Turn to page 2, col. 3)
The woes of Klamath' settlers
and .Copco. got a fresh airing be
fore the house, committee on util
ities last " night when, house bill
380 was up for hearing. This was
special legislation asked by Evan
Reames of i Medford. attorney for
the California Oregon Power com-'
pany to enable it to present Its
application! for the development
of power projects' below Keno on
the. Klamath river; before, the
new hydro-electric commission.
- Reames explained that. he had
accepted . all the . amendments
asked by. L. A. ' Llljeqvlst repre
senting . the Irrigation - district.
The latter explained the force of
the amendments .and thought the
bill was satisfactory' under the
safeguards : of senate, bill " 62, and
should he passed to permit. the
company, to construct the plant.
. Bert B. j Haney appearing on
behalf of i thet Klamath - water
users association, fought the bill.
claimed , it . attempted .to grant
certain .priorities that were not
Justified, and that- .his clients
claimed all the rights to the wat
ers of Upper Klamath' lake. .
- Mr. -Bradbury, land-owner oh
the district, appeared in favor of
the amended bill. . , .. , .
The -- hearing - concluded , wltb
Lil jeqylst . instructed to draft .fur
ther amendments to - protect the
rights of the land holders of the
irrigation district. . - - - :-;--.
- TOPEKA. Kas ' Feb. 23 (AP)
-Warning , the democratic party
to shun "selfish Interests'' seeking
to control it "with. their, money
and. hirelings." ..Governor. W. H.
'Alfalfa Bill" ( Murray . of Okla
home tonight -advanced a party
platfonajto ."restore the little man
.and give him renewed hope in the
struggle of life.?..- -.--.-.The
.Oklahoma executive -told
Kansas democrats It" was 4 the 'duty
of-their' party, to ;"polnt the way
that will reinstate the farmer, give
trade' to the business 'world' and
give back to the mouths of labor
Us bread It earns.V " . ; , U " ;
He predicted a democratic Tief
tory In the next presidential, el e
tory in the next presidential, el ecw
tien, provided the party convinced
the people it was sincerely behind
a. constructive policy opposed - to
"mergers and monopoly," and did
net yield to "the cry of represen
tatives of v combined wealth .and
capital' and the Intrigues of cor
rupt politicians.
Asks Police to -5
Lock Him up to
: Prevent Suicide
SEATTLE.- Feb. 23 (AP)
Clarence Berg, 22, walked- lato
the police station today and laid
a loaded .25 calibre automatic pis
tol on the county.- .? I'm afraid
I'm going to commit suicide, lock
me up," he told an officer, v
. "Anything to oblige," replied
the policeman. - ;
He was locked up. .
e sal
Coriv icts Td Iked
Appropriation for Remodeling Pres-;
(entPri8bn Voted Do; Portland Building
-?UMise Proposal
, i -Wholesale pajfoling of convicts in Ith'e Oregon state peni
tentiary aa a means of eUminating: the requirement for ad
ditional facilities, Was suggested at a meeting; of the ways
and means' committee-here Monday night. '
: VI .was advised by officials," said Senator Spaulding-,
"that there are .250 pnsonera in the penitentiary 'who ought
Outbreaks Occur at Joliet
and Florence; Guards
At Columbus Uneasy
. -(By the Associated Press) .
Three prisoners were shot to
death; 15 escaped and prison
guards were apprehensive last
night as a result of outbreaks In
two penitentiaries during the last
48 hours. , '" . .- .
At tne Illinois prison In Joliet,
guards with machine guns mowed
down three convicts who made
their way over the wall Sunday
on a crude ladder made of sticks
taken from the prison bakery. ,
-v Searchlights were turned on the
trio by the guards and they were
dropped In - their tracks before
they could reach two automobiles
waiting nearby.
. At Florence, Ariz., .15 convicts
escaped from the state prison by
clambering over the wall. They
were being tracked . through the
sagebrush by bloodhounds. ,
Rumblings Heard
At Ohio Prison
At the Ohio state prison at Col
umbus, where a riot occurred last
spring - Iter 320 prisoners burned
to death,' the Columbus dispatch
said yesterday; there were rum
blings of trouble. The story said
that It was reported 'to officials
that improvised weapons were In
the' hands- of prisoners, ' and the
guards were prepared for any plan
that might be brewing. - v - i
The -three prisoners shot at Jo
liet were members of a kitchen
detail. They were Joseph Morkie
wlcs, 32; Julio Chlleno, 29, and
Alvln J. Kilman, all of Chicago.
Warden J. M. Daly of the Arix
ona prison - relieved the guard
through whose post the 15 pris
oners made their escape. He was
"Inattentive,, the warden said.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23.: i
(AP) Helpless and listing badly,
the lumber steam, schooner Mun-
leon of the McCormlck Steamship
line waited tonight of f Table Bluff
shoals for the arrival of the Ham
lin F. McCormlck to tow her to
San Francisco. r '
With the stormy seas becoming
calmer, the disabled craft declined
offers of tows from her sister ship,
the Nabesna.-aod the Standard Oil
tankers .El . Segundo I and Larry
Doheny, which were standing by.
.The . Hamlin F. Mccormick,
southbound .from Portland, was
expected to reach, the - scene to-.
night, 215. miles north of San
Francisco, - . :- .
Radio advices, indicated that the
30 men aboard the Munleon were
not considered In danger. " ;
The coast guard cutter Cahokla,
which radio advices last night said
had taken the Munleon lh tow, was
bar bound In Humboldt harbor. ' . ,
MADRID. Feb. 13. (AP)
Premier Axnar, after . a . fall: day
of 'conferences with his cab
inet,' announced tOQlght the army
and navy -haoS pledged -their.- full
support to . the' government '
V - :
W4? hurst of raueoui campalgnr
lag tonight ended Chicago's moat
bizarre mayoralty primary eoutest,
with .'William ..Hale 'Thompson's
political future as. the Issue."
Mayor Thompson and ' bia two
principal rivals for .the republican
nomination, Alderman Arthur F.
Albert and Judge- John H. Lyle,
carried r their final pleas to . the
voters : up. to the small hours of
election morning, while an army
of 70.606 was mobilized to see
that the enthusiasm they aroused
did not become violence at - the
polls tomorrow. - .- . e ; '
The three-cornered - republican
race haa been one of the hottest
In Chicago's history and the police
and sute's attorney feared that
its bitterness might kindle a ser
ious Dame of disorder.
American Legion members, po
licemen, state's attorney's officers
and volunteers from civic organ
izations were banded as poll
e Par 6 ling
Also. Disapproved .v.:
a w a iMu, j . ' J
."That is absolutely true,'
incided Senator Strayer,
Senator Staples " Joined" "with
Strayer and Spaulding, but add
ed that a wholesale pardoning of
prisoners had been attempted by
one governor but that It was not
successful as far as the public
was concerned. t ; -
"It doesn't make any differ
ence what we think about the.
prison. said Representative An
gell, "we all know that Governor
Meier is not going to turn these
men out."
The . discussion of wholesale
paroles was in connection win
consideration of a bill to appro
priate 675,006 to remodel the old
prison building and remove the
fire hazard.
Woodward Avers
It's' total Waste ,
Senator' Woodward', said- this
expenditure would be a waste of
funds. He suggested that a
sprinkling system be Installed at
a coBt of $10,060.
This suggestion was accepted
by the committee.
Senator Spaulding then re
quested an - appropriation of
6136,000 for the addition of a
dining room, warehouse, cell
block and Installation of pumps
at the prison. This proposed ap
propriation was voted down.
Senator Staples suggested the
erection of a new prison at the
penitentiary annex tor the incar
ceration of confirmed criminals,
and conversion of thepresent in
stitution Into a reformatory. No
actjon was taken on this suggestion.-
, . :- .
Senator Scbulmerich. again -ap-
- (Turn to page 2, col. 2).
WASHINGTON, Feb. "231--
(AP) Congress laid aside its
factional bickering today for a
brief period devoted to an observ
ance of Washington's birthday. ,
Before crowded galleries, Sen
ator Bratton of New Mexico, read
the first president's famous "fare
well address" and senators Borah
of Idaho and Barkley . of Ken
tucky, delivered brief eulogies.
Meanwhile, Representative
Beck of Pennsylvania spoke in
the house. He lauded Washing
ton as a soldier, statesman j and
man, and assailed Inequalities of
state representatation in the fed
eral government which he said
the first president would have
found objectionable. '
Borah praised ' Washington's
"marvelous exhlbiUonf skourage
and "vision" .In recognizing the
government.: created by the
French .- revolution. His com
mandlng personality- and reputa
tion as a soldier, tne idanoan
said, has "overshadowed his great
ability as a statesman." J, . l
Barkley said historians , had
done Washington an injustice by
"dehumanizing him." . . -
"It does not detract from his
greatness," the senator said, "to
recognize that he possessed hu
man frailties." .
24 Aliens Will
u Receive Papers
; ASTORIA, i Ore., Feb. 23
(AP)- Twenty-four" aliens were
to receive? naturalization certifi
cates here tonight from the hands
of-Judge W.'A. Ekwall, Portland.
United states Commissioner J. A.
Buchanan said the class" Included
14 Finns,- two -t Britishers,-; four
Norwegians," and: one each from
Lativa. Llthunla and Sweden. -.
watchers to be stationed in every
precinct- to' guard' against' ballot
stuffing, stealing and violence.
.' Judge' Frank M. Padden order
ed an intensive search for Al Ca
pons, gang Jeader, who Is reported
to have returned from his Miami,
Fla., home, to . prevent', any pos
sible interference . on" the gang
ster's part in the election. Squads
headed by Patrick Roche, chief In
vestigator for the state's attorney,
toured. the county under orders to
bring Capone In on. a vagrancy
warrant sworn out months ago by
Judge Lyle.' r-.-.-".'. .
Illinois' ' democratic ' senator
elect, James Hamilton Lewis, ar
rived today to leud his oratorical
powers to the cause 9f Anton J.
Cermak. unoppol democn-tlc
mayoral candidate. Colone Lew
Is said Chicago was tt worst gov
erned co'mmunliy u tiie country,
and - blamed republican city ad
ministrations. He urged demo
crats to stay out of the republican
contest tomorrow. -
iilfl -OF f.i E I E
Revival of Mott Plan Asked
In Interview; Lengthy;,
. Audience Is Given
Executive ; Suggests Senate
Action; Declares he is :
K; In Full Sympathy -'J
Farmer, taxpayers, -some 66
strong, from Yamhill and Marlon v
counties,, stormed the .state cap
ltol yesterday in an effort to get
Governor Meier to revive the de
feated Mott resolution which
would submit a constltutloaal
amendment to prohibit any lery,
of a state tax on property. Gov
ernor Meier gave them a lengthy
audience, and, while expressing
sympathy with their desire for
lower taxes, recommended that
they take the matter up with the
senate where the measure might,
be given a fresh start.
Fred Tooxe. member of the
grange committee, explained to
the farmers the taxation bills
ndw pending,' which if adopted as
expected, will result in removal
of property tax levies for state
purposes. This was not altogether
satisfactory to the farmers who
wanted - a constitutional bar
against ever" levying a property
Claims One-Fourth
Of Taxes Delinquent
James Burdette of McMlnnvlHe
was the spokesman for. the dele
gation many of whom were mem
bers ' of the new tax leagues
formed In the two counties. He
declared that one-fourth of the
taxes were paid with borrowed
money. The burden was toe
heavy and farms were bearing
more than their share.
Governor Meier in reply i re
lated his efforts to save money.
He said:
"I have refrained from inject
ing myself into matters that be
long to the legislature. We am
spending from 40 to 9 millions
a blennlum without audit control
where responsibility can be fixed,
as it should be, in one individual.
I am confident that with the
opportunity and the tools to rrorfc
with I can save several million '
dollars. I have already made sav- 1
lngs of $100,000. There is dup
lication, and the conduct of de
partments needs correction.
Guarantees Saving
By Uniting Police
"I am not finding fauit,tut.a
lot Of things seem to have be
come a habit. I am not a poli
tician but I am learning fast.
"In the matter Of a state po
lice system, consolidating five
agencies, I can guarantee a sav-4
ing. of from a quarter to. half a
million dollars.
"By paroling "200 prisoners we
could - save 6150.000 in their
keep;. I am not opposing you, but
doing all I can to reduce taxe
immediately." .
Others who spoke were J. H
Bernard of McMinnville and J,
Vanderzanden of Roy. They fa
vored enacting the Mott reaolu
tlon. .'. ' '
The company, before dispersing
called on tax commission, adopt-
ed a resolution endorsing the'
commission's program and named
a committee -of six to Tepresent .
mem in appearing before the leg
islature, r ,
BELLEFONTE, Pa , Feb. 23.1-.
(AP) A trlnitr of Illicit lWe.
spectacular . crime : and Ignoble
death . was completed ." today for
Irene Schroeder and Glenn Dague.
. The former waitress and her
sweetheart died In the electric
chafr at Rockview " penitentiary
shortly after 7 a. m.', for the mur
der of Corooral Hrrt p,ni r t . '
state highway patrol. . r,' '
- They faced death catmiyv Neith
er spoke a word. A sHght tremlle -
or tne zz-year-oia girl's fingers aa
she. was stranoed- into th haie
was' the only sign that her nerve '
were at an unsteady.. v r
' Mrs. Schoeder. mother of a five.
year-did sou, died first, tour min
utes after the death-dealing elec
tricity was applied. . Dague also
died within four' minutes after
the current began tour sing
through his body.- ;,.- ..- -
. Mrs. 8chroeder spent her last
minutes with a hymn oh her lips.
: "He walks with me and He talks
with me " she began softly, but
her song ended abruotlr. Tha sla-
nal for the death march had come. .
Tub and Other )
Accessories oi
-Home Pilfered
- i : "
- PORTLAND. Ore.. Feb. S3
(AP) Perhaps like Diogenes, he
of the famous lantern, they want
ed a tub In which to- sleep. ,
They got the tub. They also
took the lavatory and three inside
- Miss Lena Moll reported to po
lice today thieves had entered her
residence during her absence Sun
day night and had made away
with the articles. , . "