The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, June 21, 1931, Page 1, Image 1

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EIGHTTCFIRST YEAR ; : , Salem, Oregon, Snnday Morning, June 21, 1931 : . : - ' ! . M - No u
Recommendation is to be
Made at Higher Board
v Meeting Monday
Only Hope of Needed Saying
President Asserts in
. CORVALLJS, Or., Jon 20
(AP) Dr. W. J. Kerr, president
of Oregon SUt college, announc
ed today n would make a definite
recommendation for a uniform re-?
d action of salaries of lntr actors
at Oregon tat college when the
state board ' of -Algher edncatlon
meets In Portland Monday.
The decision to"" make such- a
recommendation. President Kerr
said, was reached after a rerlew
of all other possible sarlngs re
tealed that It was Impossible oth
erwise to meet the necessary re
dactions In expenditures without
stripping Instructional work of Its
major functions and discontinu
ing Tltal serrlces In the experi
ment station and extension aer-
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4 Faced with this alternatlro.
President Kerr said, faculty mem
bers had expressed a willingness
to take a salary cut rather than
to throw out whole departments
or cripple the state serrice by try
ing to meet redactions made ne
cessary by the referendum on the
legislative appropriation for the
institutions of higher education.
All Eliminations
Possible Are Made
Redactions had already been
made wherever possible by elimin
ation of courses. Increasing teach
ing loads, combining classes, dis
elntlnuing new faculty - appoint
ments and eliminating virtually
all equipment and improvement
budgets.: .
, "The college administration has
regarded salary reductions as a
last resort as the faculty of a col
lege Is Its greatest asset." Presi
dent Kerr said In commenting en
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George D. Bnrdlck, who was
Injured in an automobile colli
sion at Tangent last Tuesday in
which Frank B. Ferguson of Sa
lem was killed, died in the Al
bany hospital Saturday from the
Injuries received In the accident.
The body will be brought to the
dogh-BairIek parlors here and
held awaiting word' from rela
tives In tho east. i-
. Burdlck was a passenger with
Ferguson who was driving from
Salem to Shedd, taking Burdlck
back borne. Their car was slde
s wiped by a truck driven by J.
D. Leslie of Eugene. Ferguson
was killed Instantly: and now
Burdlck Is the second victim of
the tragic accident. -
Mr. Bnrdlck was a native or
New York and was about 75
years old. He had liver in Salem
for a great many years, being in
the livestock business. Hl "if
died several years ago. They
had no children- He had a sis
ter; Mrs. Nettie M. Frier, War
saw, N. Y.. and two brothers, A.
S. Bnrdlck, 'Kent,-"Ohio,: and W.
H. Bnrdlck, Smlthport, Penn.
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PORTLAND, Ore., June 20 -
(AP) Unable to agree after 53
hours of deliberation the Jury
which heard the testimony In the
case of Albert D. Glibert, - 58,
charged with first Afr-mvrdor
In connection with the death of
John W. Bevls. superintendent of
the Inman-Poulsen mill, was dis
charged tonight. '
The deadlock stood 11 for con
Tiction on the first degree charge
but one juror wavered between
possible verdict of not guilty by
reason of Insanity and guilty of
second degree murder.
. George Mowry. chief criminal
deputy district attorney, said the
case would be set for retrial on
the July calendar.
Bevls died of a pistol bullet
wound last February 28. Gilbert
admitted the shooting i
CAMP CLATSOP, Ore., June 20
(AP) Several children nar
rowly escaped serious' injury or
death here today la the belated
explosion of a mine.
A group of boys remained on
the field until virtually all the
spectators had been removed then
they began exploring the sand
dunes over which the attacking
Infantry had swept' earlier In the
afternoon. - - -
Suddenly there was a terrific
roar and those who had remained
behind saw the children disappear
In a cloud of smoke and sand.
Guards and spectators rushed to
the scone but their assistance was
not needed. None of the children
was hurt. v.. . .... . ' .
Rose burg
Hotl Answer to Claim
'Misrepresentation and Misstatement of Facts
Asserted; Site "Never Rejected Says.
: Former Legion Commander
"O OSEBTJRG, Ore., June 20
AV ber of commerce, in mass meeting here last night took
vigorous exception to alleged "misrepresentation and mis
statement of facts" by T. O. Russell, Eugene engineer, in
connection; with tne nortnwest
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Only one Pastorate Change
Here Likely as Bishop
Shifts Ministers
But one cLange In the -four
Methodist pastorates . here, is
known to . be at hand with 'con
vening of tho annual conference
of that church in Eugene next
Tuesday, and lasting through Sun
day when appointments will be
read. - i
By entirely friendly agreement
on the part of both congregation
and pastor, Rer. Meredith Groves
will terminate his three-year serv
ice at the Ford Memorial Com
munity M. XL church In West Sa
lem Sunday;
Rer. B. Earle Parker of the
First church and Rer. Hugh B.
Fouke Jr. of Jason Lee are each
finishing the first year's pastorate
here, and it is considered highly
unlikely thai any change will be
made for them. l .
The only other possible change
would be at ; the Leslie Memorial
church, where Rev. S. Darlow
Johnson has been pastor for about
four years. There are no indica
tions from that church of any
desire for t change, despite the
fact that Rer. Johnson is one of
the oldest pastors In the city In
point of service.
.. Besides , conference appoint
ments, the ministers are said to be
developing considerable Interest
in naming of delegates to the na
tional conference in Atlantic City
In May. Oregon wjll send four
pastor and four lay delegates. No
Salem minister or member has
put- In a strong bid for this hon
or, so tar as Is now evident.
Fall Leaves to
v Enter Hospital
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EL PASO. Tex.. June 10 (AP)
Albert BJ Fall, former seere-
tarr of the Interior.- left his home
here at 4 p. m., today to enter the
William Beaumont, government
hospital to be examined by army
doctors. He was accompanied by
his daughters. Mrs. C. C. Chase
and Mrs. Jouett Elliott and his
shyslelan. Dr. H. T. Stafford.
Mrs. Fall was dear collapse. She
was ' treated at her home before
Mr. Fall left. She did not accom
pany him. f n .
20 (AP) -Three persons were
killed and one injured by light
nine at Ona. near here, tonight.
The dead: Charles Porter, 50. his
son Earl, 22, and Lyle Casey, 15.
Shock and burns were suxierea
by Gladys Porter, 9.
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Glibert Jury j Dismissed
Mine Blast Perils Boys
Kosehtrre Still Backed
Grain Center is Moved
ASTORIA; .Ore., June 20
(AP) Congressman W. C Haw
ley, who visited Astoria today, had
no definite comment to make on
a resolution, adopted at Ilwaco
Friday night by the lower Colum
bia Associated Chambers of Com
merce In. which the federal gov
ernment was called npon to con
sider the entire area within a ra
dius of 200 miles of Portland In
selecting a site for the proposed
branch of the national soldiers'
home.. 't v- j ;
Hawley did say, however," that
he had taken, a stand for Rose
burg In the beginning of the con
troversy and that he Intended to
defend his original stand.
PORTLAND. Ore.; June 20
(AP) Headquarters of the
Farmers' National Grain corpora
tion Pacific coast division, were
moved from; Pendleton to Port
land today, i : . i -.i . ; -i" r
The corporation is composed of
grain co-operatiTea in all section!
of the county. It was founded by
the federal farm boarJ nnder au
thority of the agricultural, mar
keting acti It maintains Its own
elevators and warehouses and la
the Pacific northwest alone has
facilities for handling at least
10,000.000 bushels of grain at one
time. f- ; . - , -
Henry W.! Collins, rice presi
dent of the corporation, is mana
ger of the Pacific coast division.
Edgar W. Smith la assistant man
ager and Lyman G. Rice, treasur-
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Ready' with
by Eugene
(AP)The, Roseburg cnam-
JMational Soldiers home site
The chamber particularly critl-
cuea sutements credited to Rus
sell to the effect Roseburg sites
had been rejected three times by
the federal hospitalization board;.
that Roseburg lacked proper fa
cilities and that Roseburg did not
have' sufficient churches for the
welfare of the veterans, and could
not provide entertainment and di
version for the tetersns. , r
"Rosebury never has been re
jected as a site for the northwest
branch of the national soldiers'
home and, la fact, la the leading
contender with the only other site
being offered as second choice.'
Dr. E. B. Stewart; formerly state
commander of the American Le
gion, told the chamber.
Dr. Stewart said it was known
definitely, even before the matter
came before congress, that should
"such a home be designated for
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Parade, Dining and Dancing
Mark Gathering Here
Of Al Kader Host
One hundred and fifty Shrlners
from Portland with as many from
Salem and - surrounding cities,
made Salem (their headquarters
last night and had a Jolly good
time of it before midnight mark
ed' the time of the departure for
the special 'train-which brought
the Portland members of Al Ka
der temple to the capital city.
Fun, parades, dining and danc
ing featured the visit but the hu
manitarian work of the organis
ation was not forgotten. Instruct
ive pictures of eases of boys and
girls successfully treated at the
Shrine hospital in Portland Were
shown to an Interested audience
at the armory preceding the danc
ing to which all members of the
Masonic orders In Salem were In
vited guests. , ; ; ?,
Two hundred and seventy-five
Shrlners and their wires attend
ed the dinner at the Marion ho
tel, Rajah Harry Levy of the Sa
lem Shrlners having charge of ar
rangements. Ha Introduced Illus
trious Potentate E. N. Strong of
the Portland temple. Strong call
ed upon Salem members of the
. (Turn to page 3, Col. S)
PORTLAND, Ore.. June 20
(AP) Dr. H. C. Epley, Salem,
named president-elect of the Ore
gon State Dental association last
year, advanced to the office of
president at the close of the an
nual convention of the associa
tion here today, r e succeeded
Dr. Alfred. P. Watson, Portland.
Dr. J. Q. Toung, Portland, was
named president-elect and will
become president next year. Oth
er officers chosen Included: Dr.
G. rC. - FInlay, Roseburg, Tice
presldent; Dr. F. W. Hollister,
Portland,' secretary-tree sorer:
and Dr. A. F. Weeks,- Portland,
editor. -. - - i
Dr. Willard, A. Fleming, assist
ant professor of dentistry at the
University of' California, . said
kissing was the most common
way of spreading Vincent's an
gina, or trench mouth. Next in
line, he said, was the family
toothpaste tube.
YAKIMA. .Wash., June 20.
(AP) Rev. Charles McCaughey,
Tacoma, charged at a meeting of
ministers of the northwest Metho
dist conference today that Gover
nor Hartley had participated in. a
parly at Olympla daring the legis
lature which led to the arrest of
several men on liquor charges, f
Rev. McCaughey addressed a
group of Tacoma, Seattle and Spo
kane clergymen who were prepar
ing a resolution condemning the
governor for not removing Roseoe
Balch. Spokane, from the Univer
sity of . Washington board of regents.-
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The resolution,. which also de
manded Balch's Immediate remov
al, was unanimously adopted lat
er by 1100 pastors, lay delegates
and members of the conference. ,
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Machine Guns, Trucks and
Boats all on Hand,
P.-l. Declares I
Trying to Muscle In Upon
Liquor Business Says
One Bootlegger
SEATTLE, June 20 (AP)
The Post Intelligencer says an in
vestigation by Sheriff Claude G
Bannick. made by his assistants,
has revealed -. that the "Bugs'
Moran gang- of Chicago 1s now
organised along the Pacific coast
in an attempt to gain control of
the Illicit liquor: business. -
With the -organisation begin
ning operations, the paper says.
they are facing their first oppo
sition from a Canadian liquor
ring that has previously been the
ruling outfit. '
The Information came from
Sheriff Bannick himself, the pa
per says, who admitted today
that a local bootlegger claimed to
have been "put on the spot" by
invading gunmen , and bad ap
pealed to tne autnorities zor pro
The investigation was reported
to have been made by Chief of
County Detectives R- A. J. Al
lingham and his assistant, Wil
liam H. Sears.
Their work revealed among
other things, .the paper adds, that
the Moran men. well equipped
with trucks, ships and machine
guns, hare been running their
stuff north from San Francisco
to Portland and Seattle in sUges
which are duplicates of ones en
gaged In regular passenger busi
ness. .
CAMP CLASTOP. Ore.. June 20
(AP) The 1 2d Infantry. sn4
cessiuuy aetenaea vamp viuv
against an Imaginary enemy In
the annual battle demonstration
of the Oregon National Guard to
day. '
Rifles, machine guns, trench
mortars, and howitzers were used
by the lC2d and the 118th Field
Artillery to put the -enemy- to
route. '.I .
Nine army planes served as tne
eyes of the defending army.
THnr to the demonstration the
National Guard passed In review
KAfnr Malor-General Georre A.
White : and Governor : Julius L.
Meier. Other prominent men at
tndinr the demonstration Includ
ed Senator Stelwer, Congressman
Hawley. General Paul Wolf, Gen
eral Rllea, A. W. Noroiaa. com
mander George Hemingway of the
riu, Rnini cottar Redwlnr.
rvtinnctl T.lncnln. renresentlna Gen
eral Craig, of San Francisco; cap
tain Elmer Hall, Marine corps,
and Lieutenant-Colonel T. Walter
No accidents were reported.
Annroxlmatelv S 0.0 00 people
saw the demonstration.
Silverton Will
Send Searchers
For Gruntmann
SILVERTON. Jnne 20. Silver-
ton citizens were organising a
posse today to start searcn eun
day for Hermann Gruntmann, 22,
who" disanoeared two weeks ago
from his uncle's ranch near here.
The youth was said to have
been despondent over prospects on
th farm, which he had contracted
to buy, and It was feared he may
have killed himself.
Orion Nebulae
Is Not Exactly
Close Neighbor
PASADENA, Cel.," June 20.
(AP) Robert " J. Trumpler of
Lick observatory, Cal., told -" the
astronomical society of the Pa
cific today that the Orion Neb
ulae Is three times' as far from
the earth as textbooks say. His
measurements show It to be 10.
200.000,000,000.000 miles- dis
tant, that Is 1.800 light years.
On the basis of this newly de
termined distance. Astronomer
Trumpler estimates the size of
the Nebulae to be 156,000,000,
000,000 miles across; just one of
the smaller of the diffuse Neb
ulae of the milky way.
Des Anderson is
Beaten by Reed
VICTORIA, B. C, June 20
(AP) After applying a contin
uous series of rabbit 'punches,
head butts and other punishing
holds Robin Reed, Portland, pin
ned Des .Anderson, Seattle, with
a terrific body slam after seven
minutes and 40 seconds of fast
grappling in the seventh round to
win the main event on tonight's
wrestling card. here.
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Move Viewed as Tonic for
Economic Ailments of
The .Entire World
Stock Markets, Exchange go
Up, Markets for More V
Produce Forecast
(AP) -The United States propo
sal tor a year's suspension of Inter-governmental
payments went
forth tonight to a world already
made joyful by the prospect of a
tonle for Its economic ailments
from this aide of the Atlantic
Ever since word yesterday that
President Hoover was conferring
with prominent republicans and
democrats In congress on the del
icate situation of International fi
nance, the announcement of his
plan had been awaited eagerly.
After the. first surge of enthus
iasm. It was soon apparent that a
new confidence was threading Its
way into the restlessness which
of late has been a disturbing fac
tor In International affairs.
Not for many a day has there
been such a distinct change in the
diplomatic and financial atmos
phere overnight. Where early yes
terday the doubts and questions
that had seemingly become taken
for granted persisted, 1 a fresn
hope now is discernible.
Germany's Buying "(
Power Increased
There Is yet no telling, of
course, as to the full effect of
the president's forthcoming plan
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Ruth Deluged
With Offers
To Go Along
NEW YORK, June 10 (AP)
If Ruth Nichols took the ad
vice her mall box aires her, she
never would fly to Europe alone.
In fact, with the added -weight
of all the passengers who want to
ride to fame with her ever the
Lindbergh route, she'd never get
there at all.
Whatever the steamship com
panies may say, there are a lot
of women' who want to go to Eur
ope this summer, but their travel
eyee are turned, sky-ward. One of
them writing to Miss Nichols, ask
ing a ride across the Atlantic, ar
gues that if It would be a novelty
for one woman to make such a
flight, how much more notable
for two.
Nor are the men holding back.
A lot of them want to go too. But
Miss Nichols won't consider' tak
ing a companion. If she Is suc
cessful and Colonel Clarence
Chamberlin, who knows a thing
or two about . trans-Atlantic
flights, says she has a 95 percent
chance she'll put on women's
side of the aviation ledger the
same shining mark Lindbergh
wrote for the men.
Three Longest
Days Are Here; "
Sun Does Best
PORTLAND, Ore., June 20
(AP) Although June 21 Is gen
erally regarded j as the longest
day of the year, the total possi
ble sunshine for western Oregon
for Friday, today and Sunday is
equal, the government weather
bureau here announced. .
- The sun will not stop Its
southward i movement until 1.28
a. m Monday and the sunshine
period for June 19, 20 and 21 Is
15 hours and 48 minutes, tables
worked out over long period of
time showed. t
In most parts of Oregon the
sun look advantage of the full
15 hours and 48 minutes today.
Deserts Spouse
While She's in
Dentisfs Chair
(AP) "And. Judge,- Mrs. Fran
cis L. Keen told Judge O. P. Bush
In divorce court today, "he de
serted me at the dentist's chair."
She asked a divorce from Wal
ter F. Keen on grounds of
cruelty. 1
"He promised to come back and
get me,' Mrs. Keen charged, "but
he didn't. And after I had four
teeth pulled I had to ride home
on a street ear."
The Keens are now divorced.
Official Commentj Lacking but General peeling
One of Approval Both in German and
Creditor Nations Abroad
LONDON, June 20m-(AP) President' Hoover announce
xhent that-' America -,air considering stretching" a help
ing hand to Europe! in her ewrwmic extremity was looked
upon by England tonight a4. having much of the significance
of the entry of the -United States into the war.
Officially the British government had "absolutely noth-
" .rut.
nr approves
HOB'S Itll
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Was In Communication With
President Saturday;
would not uancei
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Senator Charles - L.
reached last night at
hi" sum-
mer heme, Indicated
moratorium on Europe's! 'debts to
us accompanied by al ' similar
moratorium on German y' repara
tion debts to the allies.; met with
his approval. He said' he bad
been In communication; with the
president at Washington (during
the day in regard to the matter.
"I'm distinctly against cancella
tion of the war debts.'! the sena
tor declared. "The forgiveness of
the debts tor a year's period
would be a good thing, especially
In aiding Germany to get back on
her feet and to revive! her spirits.
It would also help in the spirit
of unify ln world affairs; which
President Hoover la wisely spon
soring. - 4 d' j " :
I The senator addedj that the
united States had been -very lib
eral in the reduction i of j! the war
debts of the allies to ks and any
further reduction. . would I simply
fall on American taxpayers. He
suggested that reduction of arma
ments in Europe would; be of
material assistance In permitting
those nations to meet their, finan
cial responsibilities.
Arrangements for July cele
bration at the state fair i grounds
which the American Legion post
Is preparing are fast! being com
pleted. Tom Delaney is general
chairman and promises a line of
amusing and sensational, events to
Interest the public from all over
the countryside. Good; response
has been received by the commit
tees who are working, 1 1 and a
good erowd Is expected, j proceeds
of the show are to provide uni
forms for the drum corps.)
One of the novelties jlS a "12
hour walkathon" which! will be
staged In agricultural :hallj Fred
Jeannet, -who presents jthls .feat
ure, put It on at the' redent dis
trict convention at Rock a Way and
its success there led to its being
engaged for the Salem! celebra
tion. Jeanet also : la jj bringing
three trained horses I which will
perform outside the hau. j
Walkathon ' entrants - may sign
the necessary - blanks jfj at The
Statesman office. A i good many
have alreadr sirned no.! I t
Fixed; Definite Policy
Need of Flax Industry
Editor's Kott
rail mw
th urtat a Oniei'i fUi jistfattrv o-
cms ehif ly tfc md of 1 4ef uilts coals
nc followed ta iBpoMaoitj decision
reutiTo to tso tnsnstry,
The need of fixed, definite pol
icies tor the flax Industry jn Ore
gon was never more apparent
than today. At the crossroads of
its advance, it is clear) jtbe flax
business must be directed Into
wisely selected channels! or else
flounder on reefs of politics. In
ternal dissension, conflic : between
farmers, taxpayers and aill own
ers. ':-'- ' - j I I j
The first policy which must be
determined Is this: f
does the flax Industry
Port whom
exist? Is It
(1) primarily to afford jiteeded
employment for prisoners? Is It
(2) to develop m new, profitable
crop for Oregon farmers? 1(3) Is
flax to be the basis primarily for
adding Industrie to? 1 tbje! state?
(4) Or ia it to do all these things
insofar a practicable bet above
all else, la the industry jtojbe self
supporting and Its future entire
ly dependent om keeping; red ink
off the state's ledgers 7 j 1 1 I .
Thus far the Industry has
found cover behind taU; four of
rnimenit . DeM
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of Hop
Move is Told
-Olng" to say but la authorlta-
tire quarters the comparison was
drawn between America's advent
into the war at a critical junc
ture and the possibility of her
Jumping In now to help bridge
the economic crisis.
BERLIN, June 20 (AP)
President Hoover's moves to
"strengthen the situation" In
Germany monopolised the atten
tion of the governments today.
The cabinet had a special meet
ing with. Chancellor Bruenlng
and Foreign Minister Curtius,
who had come to thele desk
early in the morning.
Matters of domestic policy
were shelved at the cabinet ses
sion which. devoted itself entirely
to consideration of this new ele
ment in the critical economic sit
uation." r
Official comment was reserved
and the government appeared to
be preserving an attitude ot cau
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By The Associated Press
Spring, with only two days to
go, launched a double barrelled
attack on high temperatures and
abnormal humidity yesterday, the
second If Its siege ot the United
States, exacting heavy toll In
prostrations and a number of
lives. i .
The midwest had 24 deaths In
the two-day wave, 12 by drown
ing, the rest directly due to the
excessive heat. -
New York City had two deaths,
both in i Brooklyn, and 21 pros
trations. Three heat deaths were
reported In New England, and
nine drownings.
Three deaths and" five, ptostra
tlona were attributed to ' the 100
degree temperatures la Washing
ton, D. C
Baltimore reported lee de
gree of heat, ontvdeath and
three prostrations ....
One death occurred in Phila
delphia where the temperature
was 85.
Ministers Ask
" Pay of Bishops
Reduced $1500
YAKIMA, Wash., June 20
(AP) Ministerial delegates to
the Pacific Northwest conference
of Methodist ' churches today
adopted a resolution recommend
ing that the salaries of bishops
be reduced from '.7500 to 16000.
The delegates also gave ap
proval to a proposal by the lay
men delegates that bishops upon
retirement return to their dis
trict and to the same status as
pastors in receiving a pension.
Such a plan would give them 1 8 00
annually. Instead ot $2500.
these alternatives. ' When fibre
price v were high three years ago
and apparently the Industry was
making money. Cot W.'B. Bar
tram talked of the time vahen
flax would support the peniten
tiary, making it unnecessary for
the state to appropriate anything
for the . care ot recalcitrants.
When the market flopped and
the auditors got busy,, the late
Tom Kay pointed to the fact that
hundreds of prisoners had been
kept busy and out of mischief
working with flax. Similarly the
high-acre returns to farmers were
pointed out In Justification of flax
losses as well as the development
of new Industries In Salem.
As long as no fixed policy for
the flax Industry exists, the man
ager of the industry, the state
board of control and the gover
nor can take refuge behind any
one of these four goals. If one
year reveals a: profit, objective
number four may be cited, but
In a bad year the value ot flax
ia providing work for . prisoners
can be talked about. r
Quite obviously, such a situa
tion makes It difficult to assign
blame and to direct an Industry,
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U. S. Action Contingent on
Similar Move by all
; . Creditor Nations ;
Expected to aid Debtors in
' Restoration, Build up
World Good Will
President Hoover tonight an- 1
nouneed an offer to the world for
a one year's suspension of all Inter-governmental
"The American government pro
poses,"1 announced the president,
"the postponement daring one .
year of all payments on Intergor
ernmental debts, reparations and
relief debts, both principal and
Interest, of course not i Inelndinr
obligations of governments held by
private parties."
The announcement was given
at the White House after receipt
of informal recoils from thm Eu
ropean governments and there is .
a commence at the capital that
France. Great Britain and the oth
er allies will join in the move and
forego collection of their repara
tions from Germany. Unless that
occurs congressional approval of
the proposal is not expected.
Hopes Move Will ,
Aid Disarmament
Mr. Hoover coupled with his
announcement a hope that by this
expression of "desire to assist."
America will have contributed to
the success of the forthcoming .
land , disarmament conference in
Europe. He reiterated j" The bur
den of competitive armaments has
contributed to bring about this
depression." . -
' The step to aid in atolding an
European financial crisis was tak
en only after the president bad
consulted with all congressional
leaders whom he could reach. He
announced that 21 senators and
18 representatives. Including both
republicans and) democrats, had
approved the proposal. ;
By -this action, America will
forego collection nextj year of
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PARIS.! Jane 20. (AP) 'The
new position taken by President
Hoover in regard to the world
economic situation, which is In
terpreted here as meaning a pos
.11.1. . i. . . . . .
biujv cuui( iu American policy
on war debts and reparations,
dominates the news tonight. .
Cables from Washington and
American comment are promin
ently displayed in all the newspa
pers. . i . a
Discussion of the president's
move has thus far been reserved,
especially In official circles pend
ing arrival of more explicit infor
mation from Washington, but the
Step Mr. Hoover has taken is gen
erally looked upon as a courag
eous departure, j
It is taken for granted that the
American president acted on In
formation i regarding Germany's
financial condition which he con
sidered sufficiently, serious to
merit a change in attitude by the
United States. . j
'This Is believed to be a most
natural consequence of the visit
of Chancellor Bruenlng and For
eign Minister Curtius of Germany
to London. Little criticism is of
fered because the United States
apparently has singled out Ger
many's troubles as a reason for its
changed viewpoint. The newspa
per l'lnformation, however, ex
presses the belief that! American i
action will not hare a psychologi
cal effect on the economic depres
sion. . .' !..' I
Hoover's Plan
To Help World
CHICAGO, June 20 (AP)
Ambassador Charles Gi Dawes to
night Issued the following state
ment on President Hoover's plan
for a one-year's suspension of all
inter-governmental debts: !
"President. Hoover's proposal,
made as It was In consultation
with leaders of both political par
ties, represents a united Ameri
can position. It Is an I augury of .
Improved conditions j here and .
abroad I deem It wise and help
ful In every way."
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- TJTICA,;N. Y.yJunei 20 -(APV..
Eighteen UUca boys were In
jured, one fatally, whem a T. M.
C. A. truck, carrying a group of
camuers crashed Into a tree near
here today.