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:' Fair today, and Saturday!
temperature above' normal; "
Max. Temp. Thursday - 85,
Mi. 41, rirer -2.4, Westerly
Net paid. dIly, Sunday 710
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Salem, Oregon, Friday Morning, July 47, 1931
Wire Request : for Hearing
In Oregon and Outline
Position They Hold
Believe Railroads' Effort
Would Divert Tonnage, "
. Not aid Revenues .:
' The . campaign- of p to test
against the proposed Increase of
IS per cent la railroad freight
rates,, now before the interstate
commerce commission, was out
lined here Thursday by the execu
tire committee, of Oregon., ship
pers and Charles M. Thomas, pub
lic utilities commissioner. Thlrty
seren shipping groups of the state
hare Joined with official Oregon
in its fight against any Tat In
crease, and all were represented
at the executive committee ses
sion -. ' "
In a telegram sent to George B.
McGlnty, secretary of - the Inter-,
state commerce 'commission, last
night by the sUte organisation,
not only did it request a hearing
of one week's duration to be held
in Portland, but the position Ore
gon will take in the hearing was
set forth. "V . ,
Tonnage W1H t
Direrted. Claim . .. ; '
Contentions made in the tele
gram included: , "
1. "That higher rates and
charges will not result in Increas
ed revenue 'but . on the contrary
will dlTert tonnage now enjoyed
to other means of transportation.
2. "They will hare an unfortun
ate and disturbing effect upon ex
isting business conditions result
ing ultimately la rate reductions
to the present or lower leTels In
order to regain and hold any con
siderable traffic "
3. "That many products of Ore
gon and the Pacific coast now
moTlng to transcontinental des
tinations haTe been and are fruit
ful reTenue producers to the car
riers, snd it Is extremely doubtful
If. the Tolume of moTement can
long be maintained under present
rates. - . -,'.,.--.
4. "That a horixontal percent
age increase in all rates Is un
sound and not Justified by any
existing emergency. It would ac
centuate existing differentials at
consuming centers : and disturb
existing market conditions - to a
serious degree. .
5. 'That what the rail carriers
need is increased tonnage and not
increased rates. ; -
6. That transportation lines
lhould place their own house in
order and eliminate useless dupli
cations and unnecessary expenses
before seeking to place additional
burden on shippers and consumers.";--
7. "That: present. practices ana
. management of the 'railroads are
Inconsistent with, economical and
Uniform -Flan -of . - '..
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I THE DALLES, Ore., July 18.
(AP) Word was received here
today of the sudden death during
an operation in Washington. D. C.
of Dr. William J. Spillman.. Dr.
Spillman was head of the depart
ment of plant Industry in the
United States department of agri
. Dr. Spillman formerly- was a
teacher at the Oregon Stale Nor
mal school at Monmouth, and at
Washington State eollege.
TOUR WEST SIDE ; -VPORTXATO.
Ore July' 1.
(AP) A tour of northwestern
Oregon' will be started here to
morrow by a earatan of automo
biles sponsored by. the West Side
The caravan - will dlrlde .into
two sections, at the tart,' one go
ing by way of Newberg and the
other by way of IHilUbero : and
Forest Grore to McMlnnrllle. The
cararan will then go on o Salem
and Albany and stop for lunch at
Corrallls. " ,
, The purpose of the tour Is to
promote tourist travel in- the
northwest part of the state. -f
, . SALEM MAN ELDER r
PORTLAND, Ore., July 1
(AP) The thirty Ixth annual
'. conference of Free Methodist -,
church in Oregon was beld
near here today. Elders were
elected as follows: Rev. H. C
Clarke, Sal era and Rev. A. CV
Archer, Medford. '
ON SKTLTNE RIDGE
THE DALE3. Ore., July 1.
(AP) -A forest and . brush fire
was spreading over , a wide' area
of the, Skyline ridge, five miles
south of here today. The fire
threatened several ranch homes.
Cherry orchards .were endan
gered. . . ' ' .
Here Are Pair Wh6: Hope to Girdle !
! Globe Faster Than Post and Gaity
Hugh Berndon, Jr., left, aad Clyde Paagborn, who were ready to take
off this monttecjaa flight around the world in their Bellaaca
plane, hoping to set a better record than Wiley Post and Harold
Gatty because they, caa take turns at the controls and their ship
has m greater cruising range. . , - -
HERE Oil INCREASE
Half of ( July Total Exceeds
All of Previous Month;
:i More Said Coming
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' Although only half the: month
of July was orer yesterday,, the
amount of building permits issued
in the city for new construction
and repairs went up to a $31,149.-.
.45 total; exactly 210.000 more
than' the figure for the whole of
the month of June. " Permits were
tiled, yesterday, for construction
of two dwellings and two garages,
at a total cost of 119.150.
The 15 days remaining In the
month may bring initiation - of
further sizable building projects
to swell the July total to some
thing near normal, E. C. Bushnell,
city building Inspector said yester
day.! A Urely building month is
considered to' be one In which
around 1125,000 in permits . are
issued, r . ".. ; ' ' -. '
Cost of new building announced
this month amounted to 325.370.
45; of repairs and alterations,
f 5779. . J ;'r.
Permits Issued yesterday went
te Dr. R. E. Lee Stelner, for a
dwelling Uo be'erected at 537
South High street, at cost of 310.
000;; to Dr. Charles O. Robertson,
for a dwelling at SCO Leffelle
street, cost 9,000;F. a Crab
tree, for I a garage at 325 North
23rd street, cost $109, and Ralph
Cochran, for a garage, at 735
South street, cost $50. . . ...
AT PARRISH; CALLED
. After an Illness of sereral
weeks. J V. Starrett. 574 North
Liberty street, d led yesterday. He
was well known in Salem, baring
been a teacher in the Parrish Jun
ior high school and a former par
ole officer here. He was a member
of both the Elks and Masonic or
ders and j of the Calrary Baptist
church. . . - - , -
Mr. Starrett at the time of his
death was 53 years of age, being
born In Titton, la.. In 1871 and
coming to Oregon In 1915, settling
in Salem,- where he had lrred erer
since, ! .
- Surrirlng are his widow, Mrs.
J. V.j Starrett: two sisters. Gretta
Starrett of Des Moines, Xa., 'and
Mrs. Eliza Gonder. of Topeka.
Kan.i one brother, Emmett Star-,
rett. Dnncan ; Falls, O.. and fire
children, Mildred. Robert. Edith.
James and Ruth, all of Salem.
Caravan Coming Today
Free Methodists Meet
Wasco has Forest Fire
v Coyotes Killing; Geese
A erew which hmi been fighting
the fire since noon called for ad
ditional help late in the after
noon. .' -
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" SUPPLY IS LARGE
KLAMATH FALLS. Ore.. iJuly
1 (AP) Hundreds - of - young
Honker geese, hatched in the
Clear Lake federal game pre-rve,-are
being slaughtered by
coyotes,- Federal Game' Warden
Silas W.; KUgore, in charge of
the preseive, said today.
More ' honkers are nesting at
Clear Lake-this year . than. ever
before. KUgore said. Because the
waters of the lake are extremely
low; -he said, the geese 'go as
much as half a mile away from
the lake to feed. There coyotes
lie in wait and when the flock
approaches they rush In and cut
off their retreat to the water.
- ' DOCK- WAGES CUT
PORTLAND. Ore.. July It.
(AP) The Portland commission
of public docks today ordered the
wages of the grain handlers em
ployed y the commission reduced
10 ceota-an hour effective Aug
ust 1. t ' v, ... ; .
, Regular employes, who , have
been i drawls g 70 cents an hour
will draw .0 cents and special
men who have been paid 75 cents
will be paid 5 cents, the commis
sion, decided. - -
BILLOT TITLES Oil
Bylander Measures Propose
Repeal ; of all Oregon
Two ballot titles for the lnltla
tire petitions for the repeal of the
state prohibition laws, were Issued
Thursday by Attorney-General I.
H. Yan Winkle, along with shQitef
titles for Toting machines, i . .
One, a bill to repeal all state
prohibition statutes of Oregon set
out for Its purpose:
"To repeal all state statutes
which make It unlawful to reeeire.
Import, possess, transport, deliv
er, manufacture, sell, glre away
or barter Intoxicating Honor, and
which proride penalties and other
means and remedies for enforce
ment of prohibition, thus entire
ly abolishing such prohibition and
Its enforcement In and by the state
of Oregon such laws being found
In chapters 1, 3, 4, 5. 6, 7, and
t or Title 15, Oregon code, 1930
The other, title w. t I
the Oregon prohibition constitu
tional amendment, and set out for
Its purpose: ' r . ; -
"To repeal sections 3 s and 3Ca,
article 1, Oregon constitution,
known as the constitutional pro
hibition amendment, which prohi
bits the manufacture or sale with
in this state of intoxicating liquors
except for medicinal, scientific,' sa
cramental or medicinal purposes,
and the importation of intoxicat
ing liquors into this state for bev
George Bylander instigated the
initiative movement for the repeal
of the prohibition laws, and was
here Thursday to prepare his pe
titions for signatures. The names
of 17,000 citizens are required on
these ballots. The ballot title of
the first initiative started by Har
ry Crltchlow was attacked on the
grounds of being unfair.
Seven Portland residents were
appointed Thursday by . Governor
Julius L. Meier as a committee
to make a study of child welfare
problems of the state. The com
mittee Includes, Dr. Harold Bow
man, Dr. Norman F. Coleman.
Charles W. King, Mrs. Walter M.
Cook. Mrs. J. D. Sullivan, Mrs.
Lois Myers and Mrs. C. W. Hay
hurst. The appointment' of the com
mittee was authorised by a reso
lution of the last legislature
which authorized the governor to
appoint a committee to make a
survey of chilg welfare problems
of the state in relation to pres
ent laws and methods now . pur
sued in the care and protection
of dependent and delinquent
The committee .will make
recommendations to the governor
as to the most effective means
of cooperating and standardizing!
this work, and will make further
recommendations as to the clari
fying and revision of child wel
fare laws. "
Student Pilot, H
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LOS ANGELES. July 1C (AP)
WMiard J. Wilson; 34. a stu
dent pilot aud Louis Wells. 35.
firing instructor, were killed to
night, when their , two passenger
biplane went into a side slip and
crashed from an altitude of about
700 feet. The accident took
place near Bell. I j
Witnesses told deputy sheriffs
the plane had been pnt through
stunt flying Just before the crash.
Moratorium in i :
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SANTIAGO. Chle July 1 C
(AP). Premier Blanquler today
declared-a -moratorium on , the
foreign debt until August 1, and
straight-way set In motion a thorough-going
cleaning te effect economies. .
PHOIII VOTE READY
FOR FIRST HOP
Expect to Leave Roosevelt
Field EaHy Today on
' Flight to England '
Hungarian Fliers Praised
I Fop Accurate Trip by j
NEW YORK, July 17 (AP)
Hugh Herndon, Jr., and Clyde
Pangborn left their .hotel shortly
after 3 a.m., - eastern standard
time today to start a flight around
the world. - -
Their plane had. been; fueled,
and food stored.- ----- i
' They Intended to start about
4 am., from Roesevelt field for
Croydon,-England, - on the first
leg of a flight la which they hope
to lower the- record set by Wiley
Post and Harold Gatty. . f -
DETROIT. July It (AP)
Plans of Captains Alexander Mag
yar and George Endres t for.
homebound flight, acoss the south
Atlantic were announced nere to
night, by rranx.Prattlnger, secre
tary of the committee which spon
sored the successful New York-to-Budapest
hop. - ;
Prattinger. who is editor of the
Hungarian News, said the return
flight would bo by way of Africa
and South America. . The .fliers
will remain In Hungary for about
a month.- reconditioning their
plane, before starting the home
ward trip, he said. - -
NEW YORK, July II (AP)
Hangars and clubs .and other
places where btrdmen gather re
sounded today with praise for the
scientific flyingjrhlch took Alex
ander Magyar ana George Endres
over the ocean to Budapest.
The flight was compared-to the
Atlantic and Pacific Jaunts i of
Klngsiord-Smlth for scientific di
rection. And despite the mishap
which forced them down 30 miles
from Budapest, the trip was con
sldered only short of Lindbergh's
famous exploit for precision. - J
.They came-mlghty dose to hit
ting their destination "on the
nose." No one since Lindbergh
thus far has been able to start for
a point in continental Europe and
actually come down in the exact
spot, - I k
The similarity : between this
flight and .those of Klngstord
Smith Is marked, for the (Austra
lian on both flights felt bis way
slong by radio, just as Magyar and
Endres did. I 1
WOLF POINT, Mont., July It.
-(AP) Property damage run
ning Into - hundreds of thousands
of dollars was left In the wake of
storm last night that reached.
at some points, the proportions of
a tornado. . . i . . ! .
High wind,' torrential. rains and
heavy hall were reported from an
area extending from Glasgow, 50
miles west of here, to f beyond
Plentywood, . an exen greater dis
tance to the northwest and In
cluding parts of Valley, Roosevelt
and Sheridan counties. - ' - j:
No loss of life was reported.;'
In Roosevelt county1' In the
Ben rude Divide community, many
of the best grain fields of the sec
tion were destroyed by halL- Few
were insured. The storm traveled
south by southeast.. j
1 In the storm area, the .ground
was stripped of. all vegetation,
eren of sagebrush, with only the
possibility that sugar beets, being
a root crop, may rally. j j
Falls in Flume
And Finds Gold
Buried in Face
QUESNEL, B. C. July lit.
(AP) Ah Fat, Chinese mlnerv at
BarkervilK found gold today
In falling into a flume and nearly
losing his life ' when catapulted 1
into tne tailings neiow. . i i ;
Carried for nearly three-quarters
of a mile by the current, he
was hurtled over's 10-foot drop,
into the tailings at the lend of
the flume. He was working at the
Lowhee hydraulic company. " 1
Later Dr. G. R. Baker, probing
a deep wound over one eye, re
moved a quantity of gold-bearing
black sand, he said, and a . fatr
sixed nugget. The man's face had
been buried lnthe riffles I at the
bottom the flume and his body
was covered with bruises.
Julian Hyer to
, Be Lions? Chief
TORONTO." Ont.. July fit
(AP) Julian Hyer , oi Fort
Worth, Texas, today was elected
president of Lions international.
He succeeds Earle W. Hodges' of
New York City." .. . - ..?
The Indiana all state Lions"
band received first award! la the
band concert contest. . , , , . .
TOM DOES B E
There .were' so developments
Thursday In the controversy orer
eligibility of two members of -the
Marion county American - Legion
Jnnior baseball team.' , .
i ! Roy 8; Keene.' state ' chairman
of . junior r baseball. accompanied
by Paul . L. Patterson represent-
f-lng interests protesting the play
ers and Braxler C. Small repre
senting Capital Post No. f, went
te Alsea te attempt to learn
something. ...... ,.
i . On their return no Information
was given out, and It was said
nothing would be announced an
til sometime today. - Before any
decision. Is 'mads. Keene .is to
confer with Frederick D. Striek
er,' state health officer,' with re
spect to the birth certificates of
Vern' and Victor Peek, the boys
In question. ' 1
, At a meeting in Portland Wed
needay night, Keene ruled that
on' the 'face of evidence -then, be
fore him, the ages as shown ' on
the birth, certificates, showing
them to be eiglble, would be ac
UP TO JOIN
Stimson, .Probably Mellon
Jo Attend Conference
In London Monday
WASHINGTON. July It. (AP)
America today- aligned Itself
anew with . European efforts te
save Germany from economic dis
Secretary Stimson. now In Par
is, was instructed to attend a
meeting of heads of all Interested
nations at London Monday.
Secretary Mellon was also ask
ed by President Hoover to attend
if it was in line with his plans, v
This followed closely upon an
announcement here that America
would scrupulously avoid any en
tanglement In Europe's interna
tional politics. -- - '
.The American decision to par
ticipate In the London conference
was announced by Acting Secre
tary .jof , State Castle after, a . talk
with the secretary by telephone.
The conference will be infor
mal and the American cabinet
member's participation will be on
the same basis as the representa
tives of other nations Great Bri
tain, France, Germany, Italy and
Belgium. ; . v
WILL BE DEPORTED
ALEXANDRIA. Va., July It
(AP) Denunciation of organ
izations which attempt to prevent
the deportation of j alien radicals
was linked by Secretary Doak to
day with a prediction that more
unwanted residents will be sent
home this year than last. '.''., -
In an address before the Alex
andria Kiwanls clnb. the secre
tary of labor questioned the- mo
tives guiding, organisations that
defend aliens who "advocate by
speech or by writing the annihila
tion of our democratic form of
Just- , before leaving . his office
Doak predicted that deportations
of undesirables this calendar year
will reach 20.000, or 2,000 more
than in the last fiscal year. ;
In the luncheon speech he re
ferred, without naming them per
sons and societies "who sneer at
the word 'patriotism. -
C. E. Meetings
Come to Close
SAN FRANCISCO, July It
(AP) The 14.000 delegates to
the golden Jubilee convention of
the International society of Chris
tian Endeavor met for the last
time in the Civic auditorium here
tonight to close their week's ses
sion. Announcing Milwaukee . had
been chosen as the 1933 conven
tion city. President Dr. Daniel A,
Poling bid delegates goodbye,' and
told them he was aready hoping
and planning to see them again
in July, 1033, at the Milwaukee
meet- i. '....,- '
To Face Prison
Two brothers, one an officer.
the other a prisoner, left Salem
yesterday for Norfolk. Neb. where
Connie Meister, tne erring orotn
er. win face charges of jumping
his bond. Connie wss arrested here
July 10 by Frank Minto. chief of
police, on telegraphic orders from
the brother In Norfolk.
Bandon Man is "
FORT BRAGG, CalIL, July It
(AP)--F. W. Perry. -St.- of
Bandon. Ore., and Eureka, Calif.,
was found dead on the deck of
his fishing launch, "Crusade' at
sea near here-today. ' :
The-coroner opened an Investi
gation. . , , v,v- . .. .i
ECO M C P Iff
AT II CO
Portland Chimney Sweep' is
Killed at St. Helens;
I 'Man, Woman Held
Injured man Entered Auto
' and Drove . six Miles;
: Sheriff Probing
. ST. HELENS, Ore.. Jury It.
(AP) Ernest Ballard, 30, Port
land .chimney sweep, died in a
hospital here tonight from Injur
ies received la' an alleged ax at
tack at an auto camp here today.
: "William Fox and Mrs. Nellie
Wagner, both of Portland, were
held In jail on open charges.'
Prosecuting Attorney Foote an
nounced Fox probably would be
charged with murder. .
Sheriff Weed and his deputies
tonight were seeking the ax used
in the attack.
Sheriff's of fleers said the three
topped at the auto camp early
today. They said they leaixed all
had been drinking.
Mrs. Wagner told the officers,
they said,, that she and Ballard
lay down under a tree and went
to sleep. She awakened suddenly.
officers said she told them, . and
found Fot hitting Ballard ova
the head with the ax. - I J
Despite his Injuries Ballard get
Into his ear and he and Mrs. Wag
ner left the camp. About six miles
up the highway Ballard : fainted
and he and. Mrs. Wagner were
found there by a state traffic pa
trolman. The patrolman brought
them to St. Helens. i I
In the meantime officers had
found Fox wandering about . the
camp, intoxicated, they said. His
condition tonight was still such
that he could not be questioned.
TO VISIT PARENTS
Dr. Daniel A. Poling, nation
ally known figure, will arrive in
Salem' todav to be thff meat! of
his parents. Dr. and Mrs. C. C.
Poling.- Dr. Poling is managing
editor of the Christian Herald,
president of the World Christian
Endeavor society, and is especial
ly known throughout the United
States as a 'national youth coun
sel ever the radio. . f v
Dr. Poling is now en route from
San Francisco where he haa pre
sided orer the golden jubilee ses
sions of the World's Christian so
ciety in convention there July
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Poling of
Bloomfleld. New Jersey, are. also
guests at the C-C. Poling home.
Both the distinguished men. will
speak at the Union services to be
held . Sunday afternoon at v3:00
o'clock In WHlson park." V '
Saturday the C. S. Poling fam
ily and guests will' attend the
alumni picnic to be held In Dallas
of the. old LaFayette and Dallas
eollege people.' Dr. W. C Kant
ner and Dr. C. C. Poling, former
presidents of the college, will be
among-those present. v-
At Crater Lake
MEDFORD. Ore., . July 16
(AP) The Nicholas J. Sinnott
scientific memorial In the Crater
Lake national park was dedicated
today.. - i
The dedicatory speech was
made by Don B. Colton. Utah rep
resentative and member of the
house appropriations committee
for the department of the inter
ior. The late Representative Sin
nott formerly was chairman of
A bronxe plaque In memory of
Sinnott was unveiled. '
BOMB IS FOUND
VATICAN CITY. July .17
(AP)- A small bomb was found
in St. Peter's cathedral last night
but was removed before it ex
ploded. - .-
Dill POLIIiG COMES
WASH INGTON, July It (AP)
The IntersUte Commerce com
mission wss told today that der
spite low prices agriculture can
stand an increase in freight rates.
This statement was made by
J'. J. Pelley, president of the New
York, New Haven and Hartford
railroad, testifying in hearings
on the carriers', petition for a IS
per cent increase. - , 4 ,
Pelley was questioned - at
length after reading his prepared
statement, by Commissioner East
man, sitting as an observer, snd
State Commissioners Hugh H.
White of Alabama and Paul A.
Walker of Oklahoma. To many of
their questions he answered that
he did not know or that traffic
departments 'had asked the la
creases. -V ''
- C. E. Elmqulst, a Minneapolis
attorney, questioned the railroad
president' after the commission-.
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At Cannon Beach
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; CANNON BEACH. Ore., July It
- (AP) Mae Samways and Lyla
LaBow, both of Portland, narrow
ly escaped drowning in- the ocean
here today. They were caught by.
the' changing tide while out be-;
yond their depth and were ear
ried farther, out to sea. .. !
- W." W.'Ross, Portland, saw- the'
girls straggling, tied a life line
about his waist and went to their.
aid. Both were unconscious when
they were brought ashore ' but
were revived In about 10 minutes.
Cause of Army Ships' Crash
At Brooks Field not
; Yet Determined '
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., July It.
-(AP)-Collldlng In the air at an
alUtude of between 300 and 400
feet, two army planes crashed to
day and killed four Brooks field
Major Charles V. Hart, , 54.
flight surgeon and pilot. .
- Captain Carlos J. Chamberlain,
medical officer of the New York
national guard, In training - at
Brooks field. :- -
' Second Lieutenant K. Austin
Rogers. 25, flying lnitmctor. ; -
Endicott Longaere, ; S4 flying
cadet. . .- .-. . .,-- --j-"-'-. A
Major Hart and Captain Cham
berlain were flying one plane and
Lieutenant Rogers was instruct
ing Cadet Longaere in the other.
I Chamberlain was training to be-
come a flight surgeon. .
' The collision . was witnessed by
several other army filers. - They
landed and summoned' an ambu
lance from "the field. ,
An Investigation was started,
but army officials said the cause
of the collision had not been de
' - The planes did not catch fire.
h The accident was the most ser
ious at Brooks field since 1328.
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IS OHR ARREST
'. PORTLAND, Ore.," Jnly It
"(AP) Frank, Slmpxins, "gaso
line" cowboy," is under arrest -at
Dallas, Ore., on a charge or grana
larceny - in connection with the
theft of a cow from the farm of
I. Hussey, . Willamlna "farmer,
Roy Larsen, deputy in the state
cattle theft division revealed to
' Larsen said SImpkins had sold
the cow 'to a slaughter house at
Wapato, Wash . where SImpkins
was arrested. .
Larsen was called to Willamlna
last Sunday to investigate the re
port the cow had been stolen.- He
said lie found tracks of a. trailer
in the barnyard and traced the
trailer through Portland to The
Dalles. : --. ' . . -
At Arlington he learned from
the ferryman a 'truck and trailer,
carrying a ' Holsteln cow, - - bad
crossed to the Washington side.
Larsen followed the trail to the
Wapato"' slaughter - house where
Hussey Identified a hide as that
of the stolen cow. SImpkins ar
rest followed. - v -
Larsen said - SImpkins admit
ted stealing the cow and selling
her for: 132. Her owner valued
the animal at 390. ' ". .
ers had finished. - - ;
, Do j know farm -.products
are as low as 30 years ago?"
asked - Elmqulst, "And do you
think It is good business to im
pose . the highest ' freight rates
ever known at this time? Do yoa
think it is good policy?"
"Yes, it is our policy," Pelley
replied. , - - ...
' "Can wheat at Its present hw
price stand the increase ?" .
In my opinion, yes." '
Pelley followed Roy S. Kern,
Pittsburgh rate expert, who fin
ished his testimony regarding
coal rates begun yesterday! v
Kern explained how specific
rates embodying the increase
would be applied to the various
coal and coke, producing districts
so as to retain unchanged present
rate differentials. Coat and coke
rates are being considered separ
ately from other commodities.
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Billion - Dollar Loa
Statesmen to Confer
" Saturday; - French.
, nan Nomina: up ;
PARIS, July IT (Friday)-.
(AP)" The newspaper L'c-Hvra
said this morning France- wl
propose the opening of a credk eg
3600.000,000 to- the . German
Reichsbank, and the same amount
to Germany, payable in ten yearn.
The loan would be made, the
Paper says, only under "well de
fined financial and political guar
antees," which will be discussed
Saturday with the German min
isters. PARIS, July It (AP) A"
conference of major statesman,
which will Include Chancaller
Helnrieh Bruenlhg and Foreign
Minister. Curtlus of Germany, will
be held here Saturday to discuss
Germany's financial situation, it
was . announced tonight by Pre
mier Laval. p
Secretary of SUte Henry L
Stimson of the United States end
Foreign Minister Arthur Hen
derson ot Great Britain will par
ticipate in the conference which,
according to Premier LaTal's an
nouncement, will discuss the
question of financial guarantees
for credit to be extended to Ger
many and also "measures of po
The. announcement that ' the
conference would .be held Satur-
aay wss made by Prelmer Laval
wuuusa a communique issued
after a session of the French cab
inet this afternoon. The cabinet
meeting lasted - three hours. An
earlier . conference was attended
by Secretary . Stimson and Mr.
Premier Laral made It clear
the plan for financial aid to Ger
many which will be discussed is
a "French plan." It was under
stood this accords with the views
of Secretary Stimson and Mr.
Henderson, who went over it dur
ing the two hours of this morn
1-OREGON CITY. Ore.. Jnl Is.
r (AP) Howard Magnuson,
Wood burn truck driver, was con
victed of a - manslaughter hra
by a. circuit court iurr h era t.
night,. The Jury deliberated five
eours. . - .
i uagnuson was charred vltk
driving his truck- and trailer en
the wrong side of . the road near
Coalca June 6 and striking an
other automobile; resulting in the
death of fire persons.
1 Magnuson's- truck struck a ma
chine driven by Mrs. Rose John
son. Astoria With her were Mrs.
A. B. Johnson, her mother, Wal
ter, aged. 3. her son. and Earl
Johnson.- her brother. The . car
caught fire and all were crema'ted.
Joy Norton, Woodburn, riding
with Magnuson. was thrown from
the truck and Injured fatally,
j 'Magnuson will be sentenced
next Tuesday. He faces a penalty
Of from one to IS mn In r.Hvn
and a maximum fine of 31500.
Nearly Fir el ess
Week is Broken
j By Grass Blaze
I If fire department employes re
ceived pay according to the fire
alarms they answered, this week
they would reeeire next to noth
ing. For 87 hours and 31 minutes.
fir from 140. A' m. Monrliv nnftl
5:11 p. m. Thursday, no .alarms
were received at any of the Salem
fire stations, according to the bul
letin board ' at department head
The blaze which broke the spell
was a small grass ; fire yesterday
afternoon InBash's pasture, near
Cross street.. It was dnickly -ex
tinguished with the water supply
carried by engine No. 4.
St. Helens Lad
I Dies Following
RAINIER. Ore., July 1.
(AP) Randall Miller. 30. of St.
Helens, was shot, and fatally
wounded today when a rifle In
the hands of his friend. John Mar-
cott. 18. St. Helens, was discharg
ed accidentally. .
The boys were visiting Mar-
cott's - grandfather.' L. Marcott,
two miles west of Coble.
Miller is survive by his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller,
St. Helens,-two brothers and a sis