The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 29, 1931, Page 1, Image 1

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" This is ft Utile daily fe.
tare . of '. The. Statesman;
Tlews of Salem people on
current topics; you'll enjoy
It on the editorial page. "
Fair today and Saturday,
riming temperature; Max.
temperature Thursday ' H"-,
Uln. 89, river -1 foot, clear,
aorth wind. , : I
FOUNDnD 1631
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Salem, Oregon, Friday .Morning, Jlay 2 1931
No. 54
ivy J vy Vt ' 1 U h C r r Fv v t r
o;: state job
ft-"-, s'-
Contractor on Tuberculosis
- Hospital job r Slashes
' : " Below Scale Word
Prevailing Wage Clause, in
Future Agreements to .
Be Sought fiecide; :
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' Union labor here -will make ev
ery effort to resist agitation -to"
reduce wages, a macs- meeting of
200 men, -member of all the.
building trades crafts, determin
ed at a session held in Labor hall
Wednesday night. : - . : ,
Action of F. L. Odom. local
contractor who cut below the un
ion wage scale in hiring men on
tnWrnliula hOBIlltal bulldinZ
for which he recently secured
contract, probably - precipitated
. the Toted gesture of labor to keep
to the union scale as now in use.
Odom, formerly friendly to la
bor, was ; placed .on the unfair
list. . . :; , ,;: :
Union members were said to be
decidedly "put oat" by Odom's
action la euttlng below the un
lon scale on a state Job, Inasmuch
aa Governor Meier utilised a
strong union rote in his ride to
the capitoL "---'
Portland Labor ' :
Men at Meeting;
Ben Osborne, execuUve secre
tary of the state federation, and
D. E. Nick arson." business agent
of the Portland Building Trades
council, were here Xrom Portland
and addressed the meeting.
Both these officials, it is said,
unofficially- encouraged : the local
craf tsmen In criticizing the gov
ernor for apparently falling the
union. In that he made no effort
to induce Odom to pay the union
Odom's bid was based, fx a un
lon wage. It was declared. ,
prevailing Wage ,
CUuae la Bought - - ; .
As result of the Odoa action,
" the building craf U hero will
make a strong attempt to get the
board of control taut a prerail
lng wage clause in specifications
for altratar construction", to be
handled by the atate. "
'Odom simply decided to make
money for himself and took ad
vantage of the prevailing bus
iness depression to cut the wage,
knowing he could get many la
borers," a prominent union man
declared last night; -
Odom Is paying his laborers $4
a day. Instead of the 15 of the
union wage scale; and the car
penters $6.40 Instead of the $8
set by the union.
Sflll HIS
PORTLAND, Ore., May 28.
(AP) The United States bureau
of public roads has Invited bids
en three federal highway pro
jects in Oregon and Washington,
bids to be opened at Portland
June 5. ,
One of the f projects prorldes
for grading 8.4 miles of the San
tiam highway in Jefferson coun
ty and another for grading about
one fourth mile on the .coast
.highway In Lano eounty. The
project involves more htan 100.
000 cable yards of excavation
over a distance of .227 miles. -
The third project Is for grad
ing and finishing four miles of
the - Randle-Yakima . highway In
Yakima county, Washington.
Iowa holds the" low Illiteracy
record among the 33 states tor
which census returns now are
available, with 0.8 per cent. ,
ALBANY, Ore.. May 28 (AP)
The Linn county court today
decided not to abandon three
miles of county road at the up
per end of tbe Calapooia rhrer ral
leyea reqaested by the Oregon
Electrie railway.
The Oregon Electric, In its pe
tition, said abandonment would
greatly facilitate construction of
its branch line southeast from
tracts. "-- - -
The eourt held that Interests of
many small timber owners would
be Jeopardised it the. road were
closed. , , .
(AP)-Joe York, BO, found
helpless from prostration In the
path of a fire on his Boat
Mountain ranch 15 miles south
west of here, was in ft critical
conditio la a hospital here to-
York was brought to Grants
Pass by State Fire Warden
' Charles Fields, who found hhn.
ROSEBURO, Ore., May 23
(AP) Harold Ruttencutter, 18.
eaptair cf the 2Iyrtle Creek hlgb
m j !
1 New Prexy v
r ; f-'
. . r Lewis metson
- S. II. s.
Wins Oyer Dan McCarthy in
Revote; !. Hansen to
Manage Clarion 7
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Lewis Kelson, son of Roy Mel
son of the Peter Pan confection
ery, was elected president of the
associated student body of the-Salem
high school. A se ond ballot,
taken yesterday, was necessary to
determine whether the highest
honor the students can bestow
should go to him or to Dan Mc
Carthy.'. 1, r -,V -:r
Ingrardt Hansen was elected
Clarion annual manager as the re
sult of the revote. taking the race
over Pa Hauser.
The first ballot was-taken Mon
day. No candidates were In the
field for posts of Clarion news
paper editor. Clarion annual edi
tor and athletic manager, and aa
a result these offices will be filled
In the tall.
Failure to name candidates for
these three posts came after the
principal cut down the original list
of nominees to keep troc office
alleged members of secret socie
ties. - . L
Shrill sirens iof two motor
cycles streaking through the
business i section ajid ' south ' on
Commercial . street yesterday
evening caused o'clock traffic
to halt and pedestrians to stop
and stare. ; Cause of the commo
tion was a head-on automobile
collision I at Sunnyslde. eight
miles south on-the Pacifie high
way. State- Traffic Officers Mo
tan and Clayton were called from
Salem to Investigate and give
first aid.
A. D. Kern of 390 East Sal
mon street. Portland, driving a
large sedan, collided with a small
coupe being towed by J. J. Craw
ford of Sunnyslde. The smaller
car 'Was r completely . demolished,
the larger one damaged to a
minor extent, v
W. HJ Luts, Salem route 1.
box 5, who was steering the
towed automobile, received lacer-1
atlons on Jaw and leg. He was
given first aid treatment by the
officers, then taken to Jefferson
where -the : wounds were sewed
shut by! a physician. Kern's
daughter received back and neck
sprains, i
Witnesses maintain that Craw
ford turned into the path of
Kern's car.
.CLEVELAND;- May 28 (AP)
Albert H. Hawley, 88, general
secretary: and treasurer of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Enginemen for 23 years,
dropped dead In a drug store near
his home here -tonight.
TJnn Wnn'l AKanlnn Road '
Forest Fire may be Fatal;
ttaU1 Rail KiH.4 Youth
Wool Sale Held at Condon
school baseball team, died here
last night from a fractured skull
received Monday when he was
struck by a batted ball.
Ruttencutter, an outfielder,
was In the pitcher's box when he
was hit iHe did not regain con
sciousness except f or , one , short
Interval. :. ;-.,:- -; ; - v.;.
CONDON, Ore., May 28 (AP)
E. J. Burke bought 350,000
pounds of wool for Hallowell,
Jones and Donald at ' the wool
sales here today. A total of 480,
000 pounds were sold and 200,
000 pounds were withdrawn.
The Rettie estate clip sold lor
14 H cents, while Kate RusselL
of Condon, received 14 cents.
REEDSPORT, Ore., May 23
(AP) Mrs. Florence D. Lang
llle, Portland, was killed, and her
husband, Howard D. Langllle,
prominent Portland timber bro
ker, was Injured seriously In an
automobile accident near here to
day. : -- . : . - . ' .
When Langllle regained con
sciousness he told physicians he
believed he had gone to sleep at
the wheel, ;
Has Little Confidence In
Plane but Expects , to;;
: Have no Trouble '-Vti
Predicts Landing at Tacoma
'' In 50 Hours or Less;
' Starts 2 P. M.
May 2. (Friday) (AP) -Thomas
Ash, Jr the American
filer, . brought . bis - monoplane .
Pacific" down upon the sand
here today at 3:34 p. m. (1:34,
a. m. Friday, E&.T.) and imme
diately besan preparations f or
the start tomorrow of his non
stop trans-ocean flight; to Ta
coma, Wash. , . , I . ' .
TACHIKAWA, Japan, May 28.
(AP) Flying alone, in a mono
plane" he considered cumbersome
and -difficult to manipulate, Thom
as Ash, Jr.,: Is sehedaled to begin
the perilous 4000 mile non-stop
flight to Tacoma Wash., at T a. m.
Saturday (2 p. m. Friday, P.S.T.).
The start over the Pacific ocean
wilt be made' from " Samushjro
beach, Hondo Island. 280 miles
north of Tokyo. . :
Ash, with a distinguished ' war
record la the American flying
force In France and four years of
trick flying at Hollywood. CaU ex
pressed -confidence that he would.
land at Tacoma in from 48 to SO
hours. . .. t
Beach Prepared -.'-j ...""
For Perilous Jump
Jhe-mile long Samushlro beach
had been, put in condition and Ash
hoped his plane, the Pacific,, will
gain sufficient momentum to soar
away with a full load of 1020 gal
lons of gasoline. .
Notwithstanding Harold Brom
ley, and Harold Gatty were forced
to put back to Samushlro . last
year when the same plane burst
an oil feed line. Ash . believed he
would be successful and receive
the 125.000 prise offered by the
Tokyo newspaper Aaahl to the
first foreigner to make a non-stop
flight between Japan , and : the
United States. - No plane has ever
flown such a distance without re
fueling. ;-l -r- : ;'--v''
issouni mis
ROME, May 28 (AP) Pre
mier Mussolini intervened today
to prevent further violence . by
yonng fascists against members of
the Catholic action organization
and property of Catholic groups.
. It was understood on excellent
authority the disorders . of last
night when a . portrait of Pope
Pius XI was trampled on the
pavement and Catholic papers
and books were burned In a fas
cist attack on a Catholic publish
ing house, caused the premier to
pass word down that the students
responsible - for such disorders
must be curbed. . :"P
In Vatican circles tonight It
was said a protest against these
disorders was inevitable. ; Tbe
Italian foreign office said no re
presentation had beenmade re
garding tbe riotous scenes or the
bitter attacks of Rome newspa
pers against the Vatican. . t
M. E. Sullivan. Salem resident
who was Injured when the Great
Northern's Empire Builder was
tossed from the tracks near Far
go, North Dakota, Wednesday,
left the hospital last night, ae,
cording to word received . here.
He received hospital treatment at
Moore head, Minn.
Sullivan is the father of J. B.
Sullivan, living at 2255 North
Fifth street; Salem. He : has
made his home in Salem. 80 years.
He left Salem alone Monday ex
pecting to visit a sister he had
not seen in 42 years. It is his
plan to spend several months vis
iting m Illinois. Missouri - and
Oklahoma;- .
(AP) The treasury deficit to
day, passed the 81.000.00f.000
mark with indications . it would
be reduced little, it any, by the
end of the fiscal year June 30:
High administration ' officials
expressed the opinion that the
late " summer might prove the
tnrning point : from the depres
sion. It was pointed out that
previous depressions had turned
the corner : when agricultural
crops were harvested. ,
(AP) Reports to the labor de
partment were said today by Sec
retary Doak to have indicated a
slight Improvement in employ
ment conditions this month. -
H i . who are news
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NEW .TORK, Mayy. 28 (AP)
A Berlin newspaper once
. . called him "King Owen the
Firat.-:;-. 4 : .
- Oldrtlmers in . the upstate New
York. Tillage' whose fairy god-farther
he Is, know him as "Owen.
. On the. 12th floor of 120 Broad-
way suites labelled "General
Electrie company he la "the
chairman." :
Bankers, business men, col
lege presidents, statesmen, farm
ers and nations listen whea he
speaks. Whether It be rn the di
rectors'room of the New York
Federal Reserve bank, on the
campus of St, Lawrence univer
sity, at an International confer
ence table or in the barn of his
Van Hornesville -dairy, there al
ways Is an audience for Owen D.
OST of what he aays never
gets into the newspapers.
He prefers to avoid public
ity, although he has figured In
some of the biggest news since
the war. 4 .
Hla friends say he Is without
frills or affectation, equally com
fortable with . financiers, indus
trialists, prime ministers con
gressmen or the Herkimer coun
ty folk. ,
-I can just set' better than
anyone you ever saw, he once
said.. - s
Part of this "setting' is done
In . his Park 'avenue - apartment
among his books. Mr. Young is
something of a bibliophile. First
editions, manuscripts, rare items
of British and American masters,
are shelved ' around the walls of
his library within reach of the
easy, chair In which he likes, to
stretch hla - long, - rather spare
OTHER, hobbies are the coun
try house on Long Island
. Sound near Riverside, Conn,,
his alma mater. St. Lawrence
university, at . Canton, N. Y.; and
(Turn to page 2, col. 4 )
SEATTLE, May 28. AP)
A bid by the American Lutheran
church, Salem, Ore., for' the 1932
conclave of the United Lutheran
Pacific synod was accepted at
the annual convention here to
day. All synodlcal officers were
re-elected and were Installed to
night ." - -
Assignments of newly ordained
ministers were announced. .The
Rev. , Mr. Olaf son was assigned
to Juneau. Alaska, the Rer. Mr.
Olson to Portland, Ore., and the
Rev. Mr. Braeher to La Grande,
Ore. - v ' .
The Rev. Dr. F. H. Knubel.
head" of the , denomination, ad
dressed the convention tonight.
(AP) Lafayette .A- Jackson,
whose recent attack on validity
of the Indiana chain store tax law
tailed before the United States su
preme court, died In a hospital
here today of wounds he received
yesterday in resisting an attempt
ed holdup at the offices of bis
chain of grocery stores. -
Jackson was shot by one of
three men who entered the Stand
ard grocery company head quar
ters in the downtown district and
engaged in a gun fight with the
executive and Detective Sergeant
Charles Bauer. Bauer fs recov
ering from his wounds.
' ROME. May 28. (AP) (Fri
day) Michele Sehirru, - natural
ized American citizen was execut
ed at 4:27 a. m.' today after, his
conviction last evening on a
charge of plotting against the
life of Benito Mussolini.
Sehirru, a former resident of
New- York, was condemned to
death by shooting in tbe back in
a speedy trial before the special
tribunal for defense of the state.
He was 32 years old.
Lees.ahd Brossy Stay. Aloft
; 84- Hours 33 Minutes
' To Beat eld Mark -
Wine Hours Longer Than one
Established jrteifJIarch
y:' By French Fliers , V
May iari wsiw ives,
who drove a hose car to - pay
for his flying' lessons,-and Fred
erick ' - Brossy, whose ; hobby is
"motors", v today . succeeded : in
their ambition to stay aloft in an
airplane without refueling -longer
than man has done before.
Lees and . Brossy landed their
Diesel-motored monoplane on the
beach .here at 7:20 EST tonight,
setting a world's .non-fueling en
durance record : of 84 hour S3
minutes. This was - nine hours,
10 -minutes better than the for
mer.mark. made by two French
men, in Algeria, northern Africa,
in -March this year. ' i -
The first attempt at a record
flight with. a Diesel motor. Lees
and Brossy took off from the
beach at 8:47 a. m. last Monday
with- 888 gallons of fuel oil
aboard.' ?.?. -FUght
Favored .
By Good Weather
- Good weather favored : the
flight from the start and with
the exception of a few thunder
storms, the long grind of shut
tling back : and forth over the
oceanside was uneventful. Cook
ing was done on a small oil stove
and the aviators had plenty of
sleep in a hammock strung in
the cabin
It was their third trial at the
mark here In March they failed
because one of the fuel tanks
Sprung a leak. In April when
within three hour of their goal,
they were forced down - by - a
FARGO, N. D., May 18. (AP)
Sketched Into the word picture
of the Great Northern railroad's
tornado-wrecked Empire Builder
today; was the view of another
train racing for safety rom the
funnel-shaped cloud. - . .
- By, the estimate of Thomas E.
Clark, St, Paul, Minn.; conductor
of the Northern Pacific railway
crack North Coast Limited, that
train missed the tornado 'last
night by only a quarter of a
mile after racing 80 . miles an
hour.' ' it, -r -". i I : :' t :
tie and 90 passengers saw the
cloud hedgehop along, demolish a
barn, level trees, and sweep to
ward the Great Northern railroad
tracks, - where, a few . minutes
later. It brushed 12 coaches off
the track' near Sabln, Minn., and
miraculously killed only one et
the 117 passengers. Fifty seven
were Injured, nine of them train
men. . - . '
Most of the injured were dis
charged from hospitals here and
in Moorshead, today. Mrs. Emily
Hannan, Seattle, was in a serious
condition. Physicians had not
determined whether her back
was broken. She also was be
lieved to have suffered internal
injuries.' . ' -
Selling "like : Buddy poppies
will doubtless supplant the tra
ditional "hotcakes" tor women
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
auxiliary, after their ' annual sale
of the paper posies yesterday.
Mrs. William H. Rush, presi
dent of the organization, report
ed last night their entire supply.
2100, of popples was sold out by
2 o'clock. With sums of from
10 to SO cents being paid for
each flower, a substantial . fund
of money was raised tor aid of
veterans In hospitals.
Mies Doris I Duval, 705 South
street, sold the most popples in
the contest between hi eh school
. ' : : ,-.,;
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T h : federal : hospitalization
board today onarrowed the loca
tion of the new northwestern sol
diers', home to the arc including
Roseburg and Eugene, Oregon.
A sub-eommlttee, consisting of
Veterans i Administrator Hines,
Admiral ; Charles E. . RIggs, sur
geon general of the navy, and
George A. Wood, -the administra
tor, was named to -investigate the
matter. -:- - ,
This snh-commlttee, or at least
two v. of its "members, will visit
Roseburg and Eugene to make a
final recommendation after ' a
personal inspection of existing fa
cilities for a home.
B TO 0
Won't Do as
Because s toast in wine toahe new
' mt. m ymwnpMCm, lugni iur.Titiuii Anwncas.:. mayors acjiavre ury
j HaD, Mayor and Mrs. John'C Porter (above) of ' Los - Angeler,
walked out and left the party flat. Porter said that he and bis
-Vrlfe intended to uphold the v United " States constltaUon by " not
I drinking while abroad. ; . :. v;Si" it .-' - - .' '
fid Word From Meter About
Filling Secretary of
- , Control Board job "
No word was given out yester
day by Governor Meier or State
Treasurer Holman regarding the
successor to Carle . rams as sec
retary' of the state board of con
trol. Secretary of btate Hoss was
at the Taft beach1 for the week end
and issued no statement, but it is
not expected he will have any
thing to say in choosing Abrams
successor, as he did not concur in
his removal when Meier and Hol
man voted to oust the board's sec
retary. William Einsig, who has been
special Investigating agent for the
governor for several months, la.
mentioned most prominently for
the Job.- To date Einzig's compen
sation has come from the 820.000
Investigation fund provided by the
36 th legislature for the governor's
use. If Einxig can be put' on the
payroll elsewhere he will still be
at hand for the governor's use
but will, , like Henry, Hansen, be
drawing salary from another de
partment. . ,...)-...
Einxig is said to have Indicated
a dislike to take a Job which pays
only 84000, the salary alloted the
present secretary of the board of
coatroL : It may be that Eihzig is
slated to reorganise the state pur
chasing department, - which the
board of control secretary heads.
Turn to page 2, col, 2)
PORTLAND. Ore., May 28.
(AP) Major Issues occupied the
attention of the Oregon state board
of higher education here today for
seven solid hours six of them be
hind closed doors. The meeting
adjourned tonight until 3:30
o'clock Friday morning. v
C L. Starr, chairman of the
board, announced after ' adjourn
ment that no action had been tak
en. He declined to say what had
been discussed. . -
At noon the board handed out
the text of a resolution it had
adopted. The resolution said ad
justments an"d transfers of courses
and departments in the university
and state college, to be effected
by the board for the purpose or
reducing .expenditures, would be
'on a basis fair alike to the two
nstitutions in their respective
fields and that there be no effort
to build up one Institution by tear
ing down, the other.
Wirms yesterday? If 83 de
grees is warm, yea. And In com
parison to the past two years It
wa Via fn, Vl, 28. 1830 the
thermometer reached only 70 and
the year before tne mercury wa
chilly at .82.
Today? The Portland observ
er predicts fair and still warmer
weather. . ...
ROLDEN. Austria. May 28
(AP) Safe after their .balloon
flight into the stratosphere In
which they claim to have broken
the worio'a aiutuae recora j -
i . tmt-t- Professor
Augusts Plccard and his physicist
companion, unaries wpmr,
ed on a mountain glacier near
Ober Gurgl In the Tyrol, last
night, and were resting In the vil
lage tonight. , . .
Professor Kiccaru saia wo
h.iiaai, m which thev took oft
nhnrr. Germany, yester
day morning reached a height of
more tnan az.sou teei. iv wa
ported virtually undamaged. It
! n ha hranrhi dawn the moun
tain tomorrow to Ober Gurgl. The
instruments were intact, v
The flight, proiessor neeara
said, was "magnificent beyond
Mtniinn " In all the nearly
24 hours the scientists were In the"
Romans Do
km' "Wu mm
president Of France was proposed
Wins Malpractice -Suit but
Amount Reduced; Knapp
i warded Non-Suit
$75001 damages by the Jury of
nine women and three men which
heard f the testimony In his suit
against Dr. II. G. Hummel, Pol
anskl charged malpractice, alleg
ing that the physician operated
upon him without his consent and
then failed to properly care for
him. - : . ; - . :
Polanskl had asked for 258,
135 damages. It took the Jury
from -j f:k0 o'clock yesterday
morning kntil 4 o'clock in the
afternoon . to reach a . verdict,
though it is understood the dif
ficulty was amount . plaintiff
should receive, rather than which
way the verdict should go. W. C
Wlnslow represented PolanskL '
Thej defendant requested and
ras granted . 10 days time in
which to I file motion for a new
trial, although it was not evident
upon what count such a motion
will U base4, it It Is filed.
Non-Suit granted, : v
West Salem Case
1. Case of Glenn vs. Knann. over
sale of improvement, bonds of, the
city ot west saiem, was started
yesterday; morning, and after
plaintiff had presented his ease
involuntary non-suit was granted
on motion of the defendant.
t The; plaintiff, who sought 13.-
J00 for alleged breach of prom
Ise on part of defendant to sell
Glenn ; certain bonds, was ' not
able to prove that defendant was
able to do his part of the agree
ment, and on this basis the non
suit was allowed. :
' . The damage action of 8. L. Min
ard vs. J. C. Slelghter will be
opened - in Judge McMahan's
court this morning. Mlnard seeks
8325' for damages sustained as
result of an automobile accident
at Miller and Commercial streets
last January 18. Slelghter oper
ates the Saiem Heights bus.
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; The usual Memorial morning
services at the army cVcle in the
City View cemetery will be held
Saturday I morning at 10 o'clock,
with members of the G. A. R., led
by Commander H. P. Carnahan,
In charge
I Members of the Women's Re
lief Corps aid - in this ceremony
and place! flowers upon the graves
Of the Civil war dead.
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PORTLAND, Ore ., May 28.
(AP) Ed F. Averill, leader of a
group fostering a referendum on
the state police law, said tonight
he had; received reports indicating
that at least 3500 signatures had
been ;.f fixed to referendum' peti
tions now in circulation. ,
f Petitions bearing 700 names
Were filed with the Multnomah
county; clerk here today.
; Set Record
air and especially last night when-
most ox tpe woriu mb iih
jap for dead, the balloon was nev
er out of; control, he said. ' -i
Tbe 1 flight was continued
throughout the day and early part
Of the night, he said, because it
was impossible to bring the huge
balloon; down out of the low pres
sures until nightfall had cooled
the ainover the Alps. The land
ing was (made about 10 o'clock
last, night but the two explorers
did not: know where they were. .
1 They spent the night in the
aluminum ball cage attached to
the balloon. - Today they had
scarcely started down the glacier
when they met a rescue party
coming up. Tbe rescue party,
made up of the school principal
Of the village, a skiing Instruc
tor" and ft farmer, had started out
when villagers in the light of the
morning had sighted - the huge
balloon far np the mountainside.
polo ran
mm is
Women ; Employed f Vithctit v
tr: Adequate J Rest iPericd '
; Says Van Winkla "
Move 'Against Contests by
Labof v ; Commissioner f
- - Is noW Expected : .
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WalSathons , in. Oregon ' were
laid low yesterday Jn an. opinion
handed down by Attorney General '
Van Winkle, who terms the en
durance contests violations of the
Oregon' statutes regulating aad -limltlag
hours of employment tor
women, r .Under these laws, the
opinion states, nine hosrs of rest
are required between the work en
each successive. day.
.Van Winkle's opinion came la
answer to a request made by C. H.
Gram,, state labor commissioner.
The letter's inquiry was made af
ter complaints were filed against
tbe recently conducted walkathen
at Lotus Isle. Portland.
Entrants Deemed
Legally Employes
The attorney general made his.
decision on the basis that women
engaged in walkathonS were not '
doing so tor amusement but as an
occupation j for prof It j and thus I
were subject to the Oregon laws.
The attorney general said his rai- .
lng on this point followed his is- 1
vestigatlon of conditions at a Port
land walkathon where 3000 to
8000 people had paid! admission
on successive days to see the con
testants. The attorney general stated that
he had examined a contract exist
ing between walkathon entries and
the management of Lotus Isle
wherein the terms of employment
were cited which Included a state
ment that contestants were under
the direction of the jwalkathea
managers. The contestants receiv
ed their food, as well) a nurses'
and physicians' attention during
the contests and. also received a
chance to secure a targe cash
Commission Order "
Establishes Role
"The statutes of Oregon," read
the attorney general's opinion,
(Turn to page 2. col. 5)
PORTLAND, Ore., May 28.
(AP) ErnestC. Kyle, d I tied
World war veteran and holder ef
the distinguished service cross,
was sentenced to a year aad ft
day at , McNeil Island today by
Federal Judge Fee on a charge
of possession and manufacture of
liquor and possession of a stilL"
Federal agents allegedly foaaVt
a 1000-gallon dismantled still '
and a large quantity of liquor eat
Kyle's farm two miles east et
Colton In Clackamas eounty.
Kyle was a private in the
llSth ambulance company, 104
sanitary train, 29th Division.. His
distinguished service cross cita
tion reads: j j
"As a stretcher bearer he gave
proof of greet courage and high
sense of duty by helplqg trans
port a wounded soldier te a
dressing station under, heavy en
emy fire, by which three other
stretcher bearers were killed or
seriously wounded- He repeated
ly returned to the shell-swept
area and assisted In rescuing the
wounded. ;.( I '1
The incident referred to oc
curred near Haumont, France,
October 11. 1S18.
. INNSBRUCK, Austria, May 22.
( AP) Information received
here from Prof. Augusts Plccard
tonight said that be and his com
panion, Charles Kipfer. suffered
greatly from thirst daring their
balloon flight into- the strato- -
sphere. . '
: They were forced to scrape the
frozen moisture from -.their
breath eft the walls of the alum
inum I case, the report said, aad
to melt and drink iU
NASHVILLE. Ttnn.. May 28.
(AP) A committee of tbe
Tennessee house of representa
tives , formally reported ' today
that impeachment of i Governor
Henry H oil Is Horton was "war
ranted , and announced that ar
ticles of Impeachment would., be'
presented as aoon as they eaa
be prepared.
PARIS. May 28. (AP) The-
peace policies of Aristlde Briand
and of Premier Pierre Laval's
government as a whole received
a new endorsement in the cham
ber of deputies - tonight when
cabinet-sponsored motion of s?
rrval was carried by 298 to