The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, June 20, 1931, Page 1, Image 1

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Gypsum Cave, Overlooking
Site ' of Hooverv dam,
How Explained :
Was Home of Sloth, Camel
Earlier; Artifical Dts
: . covery Told
PASADENA, Cal.. Jan 19
(AP) PrlmitlT man occupied a
flra room ; dwelling OTerlookIng
the site ot Hoorer dam. on the
Colorado rlrer, ten thousand
years or more ago, the American
association lor advancement ot
science iras told today.
And he could look 'upon gla
ciers where today there is but
an arid desert. The dwelling was
not his own, however, he being
Just a visitor, lor It was the
home ot '. the ground sloth and
ancient amel. animals which
long ago left the earth, and exist
today only in picture books or
inanimate exhibits In museums.
M. E. Harrington, of the
Southwest museum, Los Angeles,
told about these early Americans
before a session of the anthropo
logical division, on explaining the
meaning of Gypsum care, near
Las Vegas, Nevada.
Articles Made by
(Man are 'Unearthed
This cave is a limestone cav
ern 300 by 120 feet, divided Into
five principal rooms, of which
the floor is very rough and ir
regular, said Harrington. It is
eight miles east ot Las Vegas,
and 15 miles from the Colorado
river in plain sight of the mouth
of Black Canyon, where construc
tion work for Hoover dam Is un
:' derxway. - ' ' . "
Harrington told of the discov
ery there this year and last of
several hundred articles of hu-
man manufacture, buried beneath
deposits of a hundred centuries
together with bones, claws, hair
and ren skin of the ground
sloth, two species of extinct
horses, and the bones of two or
three species of camels, one of
which, a very slender type, he
said, may be new to science, j
PORTLAND, Ore;, June 19.
; AP) Thirteen' hundred dairy
men, attending a meeting of the
Dairy Cooperative association here
today, decided to distribute their
own milk to Portland patrons if
tbey cannot reach a satisfactory
agreement with distributors.
Paul V. Marls; director of ex
tension for Oregon State college,
told the gathering "This Is not a
declaration ot war by the dairy
men against the distributors of
milk. The intention is that there
shall be fair bargaining with
equal bargaining power on-both
sides Of the questions." '
The association authorized Its
board of directors; to Institute suit
under the Oregon cooperative law
for alleged attempts to persuade
members to commit breach ot con
tract with the association and to
present to th department of Jus
tice evidence of seeming combina
tion in restraint of trade, should
the board deem such action ad
visable. '
Portland Price
For Gas Varies
PORTLAND, Ore.. June 19
(AP) Wholesale gasoline prices
were advanced 5 cents a gallon
by five of the leading oil com
panies here today. At some fill
ing stations retail prices advanc
ed accordingly i ;whiie v at others
there was no change in price, i W,
Placards at setvlce stations to
night proclaimed1 prices ranging
from 9M to 18 cents, retail.
Varied Prices Paid for
Gasoline at Local Pumps
Retail "prices - on gasoline in
Salem at 1 a." m. this morning
ranged from seven gallons fr 95
cents to 19 cents a gallon The
v majority of the smaller dealers
"had already advanced the prie to
conform to coastwide advances in
wholesale price. Several of ...the
larger? stations, however, kept the
low prices which have been pre
vailing for more than two months
and would issue no statements on
when their prices would be ad
vanced. They said they did not
expect to keep thet existing retail
price of 13 cents a gallon In
effect for any length of time.
(AP) As other major companies
followed the lead of Standard Oil
company, the price of gasoline to
motorists was L 4 cents a gal
lon in most ' service stations
throughout the San Francisco bay
area today.
The five and one-half cent in
crease in retail prices followed an
increase in tank wagon prices to
dealers. During the 110-day price
war," dealer paid approximate
. .wno are news
(Copyright 1931.: by Associated
. : Press)
DENVER, June 19 (AP A
rather! short, heavy-set man
in clerical garb sat in the
ante-room of the executive cham
bers of the governor of Colorado.
From time to time he reached un
der his wrinkled black overcoat,
which he had neglected to re
move, and pulled out a ma si ire
watch attached to an equally
large chain. He looked up. ,
"Hello, young man. Got any
tobacco t" s .
The tobacco produced, the man
extracted a small, black pipe
from somewhere in his clothes.
He loaded the pipe, - his large
hand concealing the short stem,
lighted it and blew a cloud of
smoke toward the high ceiling.
HE was the Rt. Rev. ' Irving
Peake Johnson, Episcopal
bishop of Colorado, in the
governor's i office to attend a
meeting of the state board of cor
rections, governing body of Colo
rado's penal Institutions.
I don't want the Job. Nobody
does, but somebody's got to do
it." the bishop remarked when
GotW. II. Adams named him to
' Turn to page 10, col. 1)
Lower Columbia District is
Active now; Seeking
ILWACO, Ttfash., June 19.
(AP) A resolution calling upon
the federal government to include
the lower i Columbia district in
considering a site for the pro
posed northwest branch of the na
tional soldiers home was adopted
by the lower Columbia associated
chambers of commerce here today.
More than 200 delegates from
southwestern Washington and
northwestern Oregon attended the
quarterly session of the associated
chambers. George W. Ford, Long-
view, president, presided.
Another resolution called upon
Governor Hartley to ask the fed
eral government to deed the prop
erties at Fort Columbia, Wash.,
to the state for use as a charitable
institution to house mentally de
fective persons.
A third! resolution urged the
federal government to Improve
dikes and banks of the Columbia
river which have been damaged by
erosion, while another asked the
state of Washington to complete
the road between Skamokawa and
Grays Harbor. v -
- The delegates were entertained
at a dinner and musical program
tonight. ! !
PORTLAND, Ore.. June 19
(AP) The board of directors of
the Portland chamber of com
merce todsy decided to present a
formal request to Governor Meier
that the state highway commis
sion hold its future meetings in
Portland Instead of at Salem.
The next meeting of the com
mission has been set for Thursday
In Salem. ; . .
The chamber will argue that
continuance- of the Portland
meetings will be in the Interest
of convenience to the public, to
bidding contractors and to upstate
Grai Lands on
Lake Constance
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many, June 19 (AP) The dir
igible Graf Zeppelin settled on
the surface of Lake Constance
today, 1 thus demonstrating for
the first time she could alight on
water without outside aid.;
ly eight cents the gallon. Dealers
are now paying 13 cents a gal
lon and maintaining the usual
three-cent differential.
Standard Oil, which announced
the price increase yesterday af
ternoon, was followed in its price
raise by Shell Oil company. Union
Oil company, Richfield Oil com
pany, the Texas company and Gen
eral Petroleum corporation. Sim
ilar price increases were report
ed throughout California, Oregon
and Washington.
The price raise, If continued,
was hoped by company executives
to increase revenues about $14,
000,000 monthly, and to result in
reopening of several refineries.
It was predicted that the in
crease will be "solid" within a
few days, as soon as gasoline stock
bought by independents at low
prices are disposed of. The Serv
ice Station Owners' association.
Garage and property Owners' as
sociation and Retail Service Sta
tion Dealers' association all an
nounced here the increase in price
was welcome and as aid to busi
ness. .- ' -
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Trussed Himself up Admits
' Brown; Wanted to die
In Church Served
No Abductors, he Confesses
When Confronted With ?:
Members, Police
DALLAS, Tex., June 19 (AP)
B. P. Brown, supply pastor of
the North Dallas Baptist church.
went before members ot his con
gregation tonight and confessed
he had trussed himself from ' an
electric fan in the : church early
Thursday. ;
Brown previously had told of
ficers Tour , masked men had ab
ducted him, stripped him of his
clothes and hanged him to a
church chandelier as a result of
factional strife in the congrega
tion. He was only slightly injured-
; ;
Confronted by city detectives.
Brown readily agreed to accom
pany them to the church where
members of the congregation were
gathered, and make his confes
sion. ' ' : f A j-'"-.' i : '
The alleged hanging had caused
heads of the police department to
detail men to patrol the streets
about Brown's home, and also
that of the Rev. Homer L. Marler.
regular pastor of the church.
Brown said his only motive was
his desire to die in tho church
where he preached an occasional
sermon. - ' ; ,-V; t '
Salem Ad club members receiv
ed new Inspiration 'for patronising
Oregon Industry and Salem indus
try through the talks wt six mem
bers of the Women's Greater Ore
gon association yesterday noon.
The speakers were Mrgr W. Carl
ton Smith, Mrs. Victor R. Griggs,
Miss Helen Louise Crosby, - Mrs.
Arthur Rahn, Mrs. Leon Gleason
and Mrs. E. F. Slade.
The ladies are endeavoring to
do their part toward building up
demand - for locally, produced
goods by encouraging women to
demand them: at the stores they
patronize. They have begun on
bread and butter and will ! go
through other brands of goods
and Insist on use of local or Ore
gon brands.
Mrs. Slade mentioned one of
the great assets of Oregon in her
scenery, land urged advertising it
to the world as a principal attrac
tion. Mrs. Rann told of how by
watching purchases. It would be
possible to see that one's kitchen
shelves had goods on them which
are made here. End unemploy
ment by giving local men's chance
to work in home industries, was
what the women urged.
An exhibit at the public mar
ket is planned for June 27th
where Salem products will be dis
played, j
This meeting of the club la the
last until September. . '
ROSEBURG, Ore., June 19.
(AP) Two state highway em
ployes were bnrned seriously, one
probably fatally, when a heating
machine with which they were
working on the Pacific highway
near Toncalla exploded today, w
E. V. Kauff man of Souther
land suffered several deeu burns
and. all the skin was bunted off
his body. He was not expected to
live. j.- -
Ernest Guggisberg, also of Sou
therland, , was burned seriously
about the face, chest and arms but
saved himself from farther injury
by stepping into a mud puddle be
side the highway. 5 He was expect
ed to recover. s -
The two men were brought to a
Roseburg hospital. s -
Kauffman and Guggisberg were
engaged In work Incidental to re
surfacing a section of the high
way. Kauffman, in operating the
machine, which used kerosene as
fuel, turned In too much fuel with
the result the heater exploded and
enveloped both men In flames.
Heavier Income
Tax Payment is
Asked of Aimee
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WASHIN30N, June 19 (AP)
A difference of opinion over in
come taxes has brought Aimee
Semple McPherson, Los Angeles
evangelist, into legal conflict with
the government. ;-. , i
The Internal revenue; bureau
has notified her she owes the gov
ernment 921,339 on lnco te for
1926, 192? and 1928 for which it
says she failed to make a report.
Mrs. McPherson has carried to
the board of tax appeals her con
tention she had reported all her
Income which was taxable. A
hearing will be held Wednesday.,
1 KB
s Huddle,.
Plan Attack
In Campaign
; WASHINGTON. June 19 (AP)
New and old-line drr orranlza-
tions were Joined today In a com
bined "hoard ot strategy" design
ed to coordinate dry ef f orj; In the
113J presidential campaign.
In the series ot drr conferences
the capital has seen during the
last six months, some of the
younger leaders publicly have ad
vocated stronger methods than
those approved by the older
groups. -
Two weeka ago the Allied
Forces, recently created by some
of the dissenting leaders, an
nounced plans for a whirlwind
barnstorming campaign to arouse
prohibition sentiment for the po
litical conventions ot next sum
mer. As the partial list of strategy
board members appeared today,
however, the names of Dr. Dan
iel A. Poling, Cristian Endeavor
leader, and Dr. Oliver W. Stewart,
head of the Flying Squadron foun
dation, who promoted the allied
forces, were placed together with
the names of those, prominent in
the old-line group."
Among the latter were F. Scott
McBride, superintendent of the
Anti-Saloon league. Dr. Clarence
True Wilson, head of the board of
temperance ' of the Methodist
Episcopal church; Mrs. Ella A.
Boole, president of the W.C.T.U.,
and Dr. Ernest H. Cherrlngton,
chairman of the national confer
ence ot organizations supporting
the eighteenth amendment. .
Margaret Simms. Earl Pot
ter Winners out of Large
Entry List Here
Miss Margaret Simms and Earl
V. Potter were winners In Sa
lem's annual Atwater-Kent audi
tion contest, held at the Knight
Memorial church Friday night un
der -the auspices of the Salem
chamber of commerce. A capacity
audience attended. '
Thirteen youthful musicians
sarticinated and all exhibited ex
ceptional talent as was indicated
both by the applause wnicn eaen
received and by the difficulty the
1 ad res. Mrs. J. 8. Landers of Mon
mouth, Miss Dorothy Pearce and
Rev. W. Earl Cochran ot Salem,
found in selecting the winning
The Judges were curtained in a
compartment of the balcony so
that they could only hear the
voices and not see the singers.
(Turn to page 10; col. 3).
PORTLAND, Ore., June 19.
fAPl Circuit Judge Hall S.
Lusk today rescinded his order of
a few days ago in which he va
cated a former order appointing
J. P. - Kavanaugh, Portland at
torney, receiver for the Guaraian
group of Savings and Loan asso
ciations. Br virtue of Judge Lust's la
test order Kavanaugh will remain
as receiver for the associations
but only until such a time as he
can make his -report and carry
out certain matters that must be
cared for before he can turn the
afffalrs of the associations over
to James W. Mott, state corpor
ation commissioner.
"The order has no, particular
significance," said Judge Lusk,
except that Judge .Kavanaugn
will remain on duty as receiver
until his report is filed and until
he carries out certain matters of
policy that only, he has the power
to carry out."
Punishment For
Improper Flying
Handed to Five
(AP) Punishment or aerial mis
behavior was meted out " by the
commerce department . today to
the distinguished girl aviator,
Amelia Earhart, and the four pi
lots who disturbed the dedication
of the Harding memorial at Mar
lon, Ohio, Tuesday.
Miss Earhart received a repri
mand for her crash in an autogiro
at Abilene, Texas, two weeks ago,
on the ground she was careless
and used bad Judgment.
The license of Frank Byerley of
Detroit was suspended for 60
days and penalties of fines were
determined upon for John C. Cor
rodl, Joseph Mackey, Harold Dis
telhorst and Grant C Melvln of
Cleveland The amount of the
fines has not been fixed. :
OLYMPIA, June 19. (AP)
A reduction of 10 per cent from
the 1930 wage scale for orchard
help was recommended today by
the labor committee of the. cen
tral Washington Growers associa
tion. A survey has shown all help
needed can be gotten for 25 cents
an hour, .r . ; ..-
rj 0 W DE1JDED
Fifteen per Cent Reduction
!rt Every Department
. Sought by Group v
Purchasing Power of Dollar
Increased, Is Claim;
Letter Addressed
PORTLAND, Ore., June 19.
(AP) The Manufacturers and
Merchants association of Oregon
today addressed to a group of
state, county and city officials a
letter urging "a reduction of at
least IB per cent" in the salaries
or wages of all employes "of each
and every department."
The letter, signed by Paul C.
Bates, president, and W. C. Fran
cis, secretary, said such a cut was
necessary as a tax relief measure.
It contended the purchasing
power of the dollar has increased
25 to 22 per cent during the
past two years, that industries of
the state1 generally are making
salary reductions of from 10 to
26 per cent, that failure to adjust
the wage scale will retard the
return of prosperity and that the
present wage scale cannot be de
fended on the ground that It will
help solve the economic depres
The letter was forwarded to
Governor Julius L. Meier, Secre
tary ot State Hal E. Hoss, State
Treasurer Rut us C. Holman, H. B.
Van DurerT chairman of the state
highway commission, Charles T.
Early, chairman ot the industrial
accident 1 commission: George
Weatherly chairman of the state
tax conservation commission, and
to several others.
NEW YORK, June 19 (AP)
A-pietr -of "third -degree"
in which rubber hose was wielded
and lighted cigraettes used as in
struments of torture on a star wit
ness, was sketched today by the
defense In the Vivian Gordon mur
der trial and then vigorously dis
puted by the state.
The police detention and treat
ment of Harry Schlitten, Newark,
N. J., chauffeur, regarded as the
key man in the prosecution's case
against Harry Btein and Samuel
Greenberg was the focal point in
the seventh day of thetrlal In a
Bronx court room. .
"I never: saw a piece of rubber
hose in a police office in my ex
perience as an officer,' responded
Detective Patrick J. Walsh, during
cross examination on his conduct
after taking: Schlitten into custo
dy. Steadfastly Walsh denied that
Schlitten had been bruised, hand
cuffed or otherwise mistreated.
Previously the prosecution had
begun laying the foundation for
its story that Schlitten drove Stein
and Greenberg on a midnight ride
last February during which Miss
Gordon was strangled and tossed
from the automobile, but the pro
gress of the case was tedious.
Roseburg's New
Airport Will be
Dedicated Soon
ROSEBURG. Ore., Jtne 19
'AP) An air circus will be pre
sented here Sunday at the' dedi
cation of Roseburg's municipal
airport. ;
A number ot Oregon pilots
will participate. The program
will Include a parachute Jump by
Miss Dorothy King, Portland. A
squadron of . army pursuit planes
from San Francisco also is ex
pected to participate.
The field has three runways,
each more than 2000 feet long.
There are several diagonal run
ways each 1200 feet long. A new
70 by 85-foot hangar was recent
ly completed.
Initial Dash in !
Denmark Flight
Made by Hillig
ST. JOHN. N. B., June 19.
(AP) Otto Hillig and Holger
Hoiriis, flying from Hasbrouck
Heights, N. J., to Newfoundland
on their way to Denmark, brought
their plane down here tonight at
7:20 o'clock. E. S. T.
The Liberty; N. V., flying pho
tographer and his pilot grounded
the "Liberty" gracefully at the
St. John airport. They said they
would refuel and take off, weath
er permitting. In the morning for
the point from which they will try
to hop the Atlantic
(AP) The 17th biennial -? con
vention of the National Federa
tion of Music clubs will be usher
ed 1n here tomorrow with a eon
cert In the civie auditorium by
the San Francisco symphony or
chestra and notable choral societies.
Rev iewi arid Battle
Fair. Weather J Reported From Clatsop, Salem
, People Going in Great Numbers; Over
40,000; Attendance Expected i
r:-A Hi ' , 1
mmjLTii skies dearinsr yesterday and reports from the
," f f coast Inicatino; fair weather there; many Salem peo
ple were goino; arid preparing go to Camp Clatsop for
the annual review of i Oregon's own troops, and the spectac
ular combat demonstration which follows. The event starts
at 1:30 o'clock th
a afternoon.
nessed the events. .
The battle scene
"depicts - as
nearly as possible real , war, even
to bloodshed though Sot course the
latter is make-believ. .
And why should tit not seem
like war, with 50,060 rounds of
rifle and machine gen1 ammuni
tion shooting over I head, with
heavy artillery sending forth 100
high explosive shells,' one-pound
cannons roaring forth' 100 shells
and trench mortars f adding 300
shells to the foray. tVAi -
Twenty-five airplanes! will whir
overhead, - according t; to plans.
These will include 10 from the
4lBt division air squadron from
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Head Winds Encountered on
Return .Trip;
Back Last
Thirteen hours
flying time
were needed br Le h Eyerlv on
his return trip from i! Denver to
Salem after he had made the
trip to that city In 12 hours,
Eyerly reported lastSrnigLt upon
his return here. He said stiff
headwinds,, encountered on the
return from Salt Lake ; where he
stayed Thursday night;, delayed
him. hI;
Eyerly said the trip had dem
onstrated the feasibility ot de
livering fresh . fruit to eastern
markets by alrplafie since the
cherries he took south arrived in
excellent shape and were eagerly
purchased on the Denver market
at 55 cents a pound. j To make
the hauling profitable,! the load
would need to be larger for the
reason Eyerly said a larger plane
man me one ne uses, wouia need
to be utilized if the hauling were
a steady commercial: proposition.
He expects to go f east oie or
two additional times ii this sum
mer, hauling other kinds ot fresh
fruit to the markets t
On the way down! h Eyerly flew
from 8000 to 10,000 feet in the
air, keeping his load Cool at all
times. His gas and: Oil bill for
the round trip was ' $
65. Dale
Smith, student at the a
rport, ac-
companied him on his alight.
Jones KeepkHis
Belt; Troubles
Come in Bunches
Troubles - crowded! around the
head of Henry Jozies, veteran
wrestler, prior to his bqut at Eu
gene with Wildcat Pee Friday
night, but Jones Ht&lned the
world's Junior middleweight belt
nevertheless. He won! the first
fall with a whip wristlock and
the last, with a bod? pjress after
Pete was injured byaot accident
al kick. Jones won the second
with a surfboard. m: i
Just before the bout Jones re
ceived a telegram from5 his home
In Utah that his daughter was
badly hurt' In an automobile ac
cident and that- some of his farm
buildings had burned! down, Sa
lem fans attending tDe bout re
ported. Jones planned to fly
back home at j
History mt Flax, Linen
Industry is Lengthy One
Editor's K Tfcia e-ond article is
tha aerUs daseriblns thevflsx sad linaa
itutioa la Oregon. del i principally
wita. U history ot tho f ndattry.
IN v '
Flax growing and processing Is
as oldas recorded civilization, the
growth of flax and falng carried
on in Egypt long before the time
of Christ. As civilisation spread
to the west, flax growing became
prevalent In Europe Sand later, in
Great Britain and jfceiand. The
latter country along;? with France
and Belgium, ranks jtodar among
the greatest flax growing and lin
en making centers of . the world.
In early colony days ! In Amer
ica, flax was raised la small quan
tities and the housewife made
clothing and linen; si household
goods from the fibres but the pro
cess a hand one -was arduous
and boresome. With ! the improve
ments of the spinning ijenny in
troduced into the cotton business,
cotton woods Tepidly J Itook t the
place of linen.;- -. IfH H -
Only four states in the United
States are known to have a favor
ite growing condition for flax, the
Willamette valley 14 Oregon be
ing known to product as fine fibre
flax as Is grown in ;the world. A
Mrs. Klrkwood, whoi lived near
Large Crowds
Last year 35,000 people wit-
Directs Mimic
War at Clatsop
(AP) Officials of the Catholic
church, gathered in Mexico City
to contest the new Vera Crux law
which limits the number of
priests and bishops for the entire
state to 11, resolved today to pro
ceed cautiously.
Archbishop Ruls Flores, papal
nuncio to Mexico, has- protested
vigorously to President Ortlx Ru
blo and has asked that the pres
ident Intervene.
The president Is ill at his home
and it was expected today he
would not reply for. several days.
Although the church officials
who have gathered here agreed
on a policy of caution, they did
not tamper with Instructions ' to
priests in Vera Crux that they Ig
nore the new law. It was expect
ed these instructions would re
sult in the virtual vacating" of the
churches by the priests. '
Governor Tejeda of Vera Crux,
who was summoned to Mexico
City last night to confer with fed
eral officials about the situation
resulting from enforcement of
the new law, attended conferen
ces today, but did not make a
public statement.
Vanderbilt to
Seek Divorce;
Wife to Fight
RENO. Nov.. June 19. (AP)
- The Cornelius Vanderbllt-Peter
Arno affair came to a sudden cli
max here' today when Vanderbilt
filed suit for divorce from the
former Mary Davidson Weir Lo
gan and she Quickly announced
she would fight the case to a
"If there is to be any divorce
In this case it is going to be grant
ed to Mrs. Vanderbilt. We will
fight every inch of the way," Wil
liam Woodburn, her attorney,
said. -
Tualatin in Washington county.
is said to have grown the first
flax in this state in 1844. Here
in Marion county flax was grown
near Jefferson In 1875 and sam
ples of this flax were exhibited at
the Centennial exposition In Phil
adelphia, Pa. A bronze medal was
awarded for the exhibit, the cer
tificate of award stating that the
lint was (Of extraordinary length
with a superior gloss and a silky
One of Oregon's mos. staunch
boosters of flax was Mrs. William
P. Lord, widow of the late Gov
ernor Lord. She organized a group
in 1894 known as the Oregon
Women's Flax Fiber association,
and sent an exhibit to an exposi
tion held at Omaha, Nebraska.
This same - association In 190 J
sent a ton of flax to Belgium,
where it was woven and spun In
to napkins, some of which are still
treasured by Salem townspeople.
The state of Oregon became ac
tive in flax In 1915 when 850,000
was appropriated fpr a state flax
Industry, which was placed under
the direction of the state board
of control. At the same time fur
niture and brick manufacture was
(Turn to pafe 10, col. 1
Details not Arrived at yet
But Moratorium Eyed
As Most Probable
European Nations Asked to
Aid Alsor Speculation
Is Warned Against
, WASHINGTON1. Ti,ti i .
(AP) President Hoover is pre
pared to propose steps to avert
an economic crisis In Europe.
He is particularly concerned
over Germany's situation and her
recent declaration of inability to
continue her war reparations
A White House statement to
night said no conclusions had
been reached in a round of con
ferences the president had today
with congressional leaders, bat
the speculation persisted that the
move would be either a morator
ium on war debts and repara
tions or a loan to Germany,
Mr. Hoover, In disclosing the
nature ot his conferences with
members ot both parties in con
gress, expressed gratification at
their response to his plans but
he warned against speculation
on it.
It was learned, however, thai
revision of America's war debt:
is not now 'Contemplated. To
that reason credence was glvei
to the moratorium suggestion
and the discussion of a loan, par
ticularly; to the former.
Secretary Mellon, who Is no
in London, is believed to be ii.
communication with the White
House on the negotiations, plan
ned by the president.
Similar provisions are Incorpo
rated in the war debt settle
ments and in the lerman repars
tions agreement for moratoS
turns. Under these, payment)
could be suspended for te
It is believed by those close te
the situation that Mr. Hoover la
prepared to assure the European
nations this country will consid
er a moratorium on their : war
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LONDON, June 19 (AP) A
sensation was caused in newspa
per, circles in Fleet street tonight
by the brief report of President
Hoover's statement in Washing
ton regarding American efforts te
"strengthen the situation in Ger
many." 1 ,''
Word that the president had
called congressional leaders into
conference about the eeonomle
situation In Europe arrived toe
late for official comment from
leaders of the British government
who, with a weekend recess of
parliament, had begun to scatter
from London to the country.-
Close observers of tbe swift
moving events in Europe, how
ever, said1 the far-reaching effect
of President Hoover's statement
was apparent.
It was declared that America by
taking steps to aid Germany,
would at the same time indirectly
strengthen all Europe and the
world at large. This action was
said by some to be an "epochal
Large Portland
Hotel is Leased
To Chain Outfit
PORTLAND, Ore., June 19
(AP) Eric V. Hauser, Jr., pre
sident of the Multnomah hotel,
Portland, announced today the
hotel had been leased by the Erie
V. Hauser estate to the Western
Hotels, Inc., for a period of 15
years beginning July 1. , H
i The hotel, second largest hostel
ry in the Pacific northwest, will
be operated as a unit of the West
ern Hotels. Inc.. chain, the- an
nouncement said.
Rentals-over the 15-year period
will approximate $1,230,000,
Hauser said. The hotel Is valued,
by the Hauser estate at 12.000 -
000. 1 i . i i
Glider Crosses
English Channel
For First Time
June 19. (AP) A Canadian
airman and opera singer, Lt; Lis
sant Bea.imore of Toronto, made
the first glider flight across the
English channel today. He took
off from Lympne airdrome and
landed perfectly at Stlnglevcrt
airdrome near Calais. His glld-r ,
was towed by a light airplane te '
a height of 12,000 feet and the
released.; - -x
The powerless plane made 6 3
miles an hour across the channel
flying smoothly all the way. The
flight was made on tie eve of a
85000 competition for the first
glider to cross the channel and
back In one day which had been
organized 1 a London newspatr4
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