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Accident Insurance --
Forty six claims, totaling
$3130.87 have been paid to
Statesman subscribers tn
F sored at f 1 a year with the
N . M. A;(I. company. 'V.
Unsettled with occasional
snow today and Sonday;
Max. Temp. Friday 81, Min.
28, precipitation .05, river
8.4, north wind. ,
Salem, Oregon, Saturday Morning, January 16, 1932
PILES UP WITH
Teams not yet all in Field
But Second day Results
't Greater Than First
Salem Man Killed as
Auto Skids, Hurtles
On SI ippery Highway
Joseph Ruckel Catches Ride With Doane, Fatal
Crash Comes few Minutes Later; Head
Crushed as Leap Attempted
Kids' Happy STRIFE OPENS
WITHIN a few minutes after he caught an automobile
ride at Ailrnra vesterdav even.r.0. Jnaprih T?
Ten DaYS' Canvass Will DUt ?.7' 116 &arion street, Salem, lay dead in the car, the vic
" J " ... tim of snow and ice covered pavements.
After going to Portland to sell some English walnuts,
he missed the Salem stage and set out to hitch-hike home.
' O At Aurora, he hailed C. F. Doane,
proprietor of the Cherry City
Program Over, is View
Of Active "Workers
Files Declaration Seeking
6. 0. P. Nomination In
Grange Leader Also Offers
Amendment to Enable
State Power Plan
RESULTS OF WORK
Second day, Friday $10,272
First day. . ....... 15,748
.Cleaners here, and obtained the
One mile south of Hubbard.
Doane lost control of his sedan
as it skidded on the slippery pave
ment. The car shot to the left Bide
Declaration or candidacy was
filed Friday afternoon by C. O.
Hulet, master of the state grange,
for the republican nomination for
representative in congress from
the first congressional district, the
of thejoad and crashed Into the "lcf held by Congressman W. O.
bank, on ltM aide, handed north I "awley
Like a snowball rolling down
hill, the Salem Work Promotion
plan yesterday both gathered mo
mentum and grew in the amount
of pledges to provide woTk for the
unemployed. Despite the fact the
teams were not yet in the . field
100-per cent, the sum of $19,272
was reported at the afternoon soli
citors' meeting as the amount 6t
work for which, promises were
Snow and slush did not deter
the solicitors In their efforts dur
ing the day. Many planned to
work In their respective districts
last night. One team working in
the business district brought in a
report of $8198 worth 'of repairs
and alterations pledge. Another
reported over $10,000.
Most of Results
Women canvassing in the resi
dential districts were chagrined
at the results of their efforts. At
Youth Says Hijackers Shot
Him, Red Bluffs; Asks
Treatment in Salem
A man giving the name of
Harry John Taylor, 22, was being Mured.
Snow was falling heavily.
Ruckel, It is believed, attempted
to jump out of the car as it skid
ded. His head was caught in the
door as the car crashed and he
was killed instantly, presumably
from skull fracture. Doane, who
remained in the car, was unin-
held at the city Jail for investiga
tlon last night, after he had
sought medical treatment from
Dr. Vernon A. Douglas, county
health officer, for a bullet wound
I in his right arm. The doctor Im
j mediately notified the police and
i the arrest followed.
When questioned, Taylor first
gave his address as Dnnsmuir,
CaL, then changed it to Denver,
Colo. He- was unable to give the
names of any streets or other in
formation about the Colorado city.
Their suspicions aroused, the state
and city officers jailed the man
on a technical charge of trespass.
Taylor said he was shot by hi
J. Dale Taylor, deputy coroner.
who investigated the accident,
brought the body to the Rlgdon
mortuary here. No inquest will be
necessary, he "Said.
Ruckel is survived by his wid-
;ow, Charlotte, and relatives in the
DEI REFUSES TO
His slogan reads:
"For the majority rather than
the minority. Economic readjust
ments, no special privilege."
Hulet also filed in the state de
partment Friday a proposed con
stitutional amendment authoriz
ing the state to contract with the
United States, with any state or
states, or political subdivisions
thereof, or with any political sub
division of this state, for the pur
chase or acquisition of water, wa
ter power and electric energy for
use, transmission, distribution,
sale or disposal.
Would Place State
tn Middleman Role
The state also would have au
thority under the amendment to
fix the rates and charges for this
Hulet explained that the amend'
ment, if adopted, would place the
state in the role of a middleman
in the purchase and sale of elec
tric energy, without organizing
Friday night Salem had suffi
cient snow to transform Fair-,
mount hill ln.to a fairy-land of
sparkling beauty under the gleam
of street lights, and to make the
down-town streets slushy. News
boys salvaged enough snow from
fenders and automobile tops to
make effective snowballs, and
while it was falling the flakes
were large enough to eause the
Horry of excitement that comes
with the first snowfall.
Friday's snow, slight as it was.
was the first to whiten saiem
since 1930. when several Inches
covered the ground and remained
for the best part of January. At
that time travel was seriously
Late reports Friday night from
the Salem stage depot indicated
that although buses from Califor
nia were about an hour late be
cause of snow, yet there was no
serious Ice conditions, and toward
Portland the roads were In good
condition. Snow began about Can
by and continued on Into Portland,
Klrin Governor's Force Is
Battling Unknowns 60
Miles From Harbin
Tahushan Reoccupied; new'
' Government Forecast
For Trouble Zone
(By the Associated Press)
Chinese troops were understood
in Harbin yesterday to be fight
ing among themselves In northern
Manchuria for the first time since
the beginning of the Sino-Japan
Reply to Stimson Note Handed to Ambassador Forbes al
Tokyo; Satisfaction Expressed at America's Stand
For Fulfillment of Kellogg and Washington Treaties
And Assurance Given of Cooperation
THETA ALPHA PHI
PLAY IS SUCCESS
An army belonging to Cover- No Intention of Adopting Improper Means, Assurance;
nsi nsia. 01 iviria province r- a r- - . . .
ncyici cajji eiseu mai ruiicy is tnaangerea inrougn
Unsettled Conditions in Manchuria; Doubt Voiced by
United States Deemed Merely Academic
has been battling for several days
near the town of Pinhsien, CO
miles east of Harbin, with an un
identified force. Tears were ex
pressed that the hostilities might
transgress the zone of the Chinese
Eastern railway, Jointly owned
Children of the Moon"
Well Presented; Miss
Tahushan is Claim
Chinese newspapers in Tientsin
reported Chinese troops had reoc
cupled the important city of Tahu
shan on the Pelping-Mukden rail
way after 48 hours of heavy fight
ing with the Japanese, Inflicting
?ie metTng. it was boxcar at Red Captain Wants him tO Keep the entire state into a power dis
I Kin r rst it i liar liAni a w IT a n n a 1 la f e n. .in n
these districts were low because
themen of the families were be
ing goloclted downtown. To the
women was given the credit, how
ever, of leading the men in Inter
est In the Work Promotion plan.
"Ten days' of good hard work
and we can put this over" was the
declaration of one worker' at the
meeting yesterday. ;, -
One team captain reported that
bis group during the day- had
placed five persons in jobs. He was
received discourteously at but one
of the many houses he visited, he
Debtors May Work
Out Accounts Owed
A new angle of effort In the
plan was developed yesterday. It
was to suggest to merchants hav
ing delinquent, accounts that they
arrange to have their debtors
woxk out the sums they owe, thus
giving jobs and at the same time
allowing the merchants to have
their building repaired, altered or
any other work done.
No person making a pledge to
the Promotion plan need fear be-
Bluffs, Cal., last Monday. He came
to Salem on freight trains, with
out receiving any medical atten
tion, he declared. Dr. Douglas be
lieved the wound to be three or
tour days old.
The young man gave his occu
pation as farmhand and laborer.
Police last night communicated
with Portland and San Francisco
in an effort to determine when,
where and how the man received
the bullet wound. Although they
ascertained his fingerprint classi
fication, they were unable at a
late hour to discover any record
of his activities
It Dark; Takes job on
Bend Police Force
BEND, Ore., Jan. 15 (AP)
Sergeant Charles Devin, of the
state police, announced today he tor from the
BIB COLLIER RAMS
NEW LONDON, Conn., Jan. 15.
(AP) Only a few minor in
juries were suffered by the crew
Ing deluged with material dealers of the coast guard destroyer Hern-
is submitting his resignation to
Superintendent Charles Pray be
cause of Pray s order transfer
ring Devin to St. Helen's. Devin
has been stationed In central
Oregon for the past six years. ,
Devin's announcement added
that he had accepted an appoint
ment to the Bend city police
force, effective next week.
In announcing his resignation
Devin said he had been notified
of the transfer order by Captain
Richard Williams and alleged
that Captain Williams had ad
vised him to leave 1 Bend without
announcing the transfer and to
have his friends "lay off" writing
letters to officials at Salem.
Bend service organizations, the
chamber of commerce, and coun
ty granges are sending petitions
to Superintendent Pray asking
trict. The proposed constitutional
amendment was filed by Hulet on
behalf of the Oregon State grange.
Edward Schulmerlch of Hllls
boro has filed with the secretary
of state for the republican nomin
ation .for the office of state sens-
comprising Washington county.
Senator Schulmerlch served as
a member of the state senate dur
ing the 1929 and 1931 legislative
sessions, ana prior to that was a
member of the house for several
MEETING IS TODAY
and would-be workmen, it was
pointed out at the meeting. The
pledges are confidential, they will
not be available to anyone outside
. of the Work Promotion plan of
Information concerning the
plan and advice on work of any
sort will be given at the following
offices: Oregon Building congress,
4137, for general information; Sa
lem Labor council, union labor;
American Legion unemployment
committee, 4993; " Y-W. C. A.,
8887, for domestic labor, and the
- T. M. C. A. Employment bureau,
8754, for all classes of labor.
The canvassers will meet again
today at 5 o'clock at the chamber
of commerce to report on tbelr
success and make 'plans for next
don when she collided with the
collier Lemuel Burrows Today, a
radio message received tonight
said. The message was to Com
mander J. F. Farley, acting chief
of staff of the destroyer force.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. (AP)
Somewhere off New London,
Conn., tonight two crippled ships
were limping into port.
One was the coast guard de
stroyer Herndon, with a gaping
hole in her forward fire room.
She was being towed by the col
lier Lemuel Burrows, which ram
med her in dank fog midway be
tween Montauk Point and Block
Island early this afternoon.
The Herndon carried 85 men
and eight officers nd the Lemuel
Burrows, a coastwise steamer.
usually carries 38 men.
What promises to be an ln-
I teresting session of Dairy Coopera
tive association members from
this district will be held at the
chamber of commerce this after-
an explanation of Devin s trans- noon at 1 o'clock.
icr auu seeimg re w&iion 01 we one or the primary moves
Order. I which m v onm m hnfnr f h nrn.
ducers will be an effort to head
off a proposed move on the part
of distributors to bottle CD grade
milk here, and thus afford protec
tion to the consumer.
Other matters which will be
under discussion will center
around clauses of the recent rul
ings of Rabbi Henry J. Berkowitz,
milk czar for the Portland area.
Theta Alpha Phi dramatic fra
ternity of Willamette university
presented a commendable produc
tion of "Children of the Moon"
Friday night in the chapel of Wal
ler hall. It was an excellently
chosen play, having Just enough
phantasy to temper the dramatic
plot, demanding only enough char
acters to allow for intensive work
on the part of all, and dealing
with life in a vein understood and
not too realistic for college pro
Miss Savilla Phelps, with the
ability which has made her a
bright light in many Salem high
school plays, set a standard of act
ing which toned the whole production.
Miss Dorothy Dalk also gave
an exceedingly well penormea
mother" role. Ralph Barbar's
voice work was a pleasing addi
tion to the play.
The cast . included Lawrence
Brown, Helen Stiles, Dorothy
Dalk, Savilla Phelps, Thomas Hall,
Ralph Barbar, Willis Shuler and
William Mosher. Professor Her
bert E. Rahe directed the play.
The managerial staff is to be
complimented upon the programs,
which carried out the delicate ar
tistry of the play itself.
and controlled by China and Rus- 'Punxu, Jan. 16 (AP) (Saturday) Foreign Ministe
jl. xteiiiucui xosruzawa reDiiea irxiav tn sprrptarv nf stat
Stimson's invoking the nine power treaty in the Manchurian
conflict by declaring that the open-door policy will be main
tained in Manchuria. The reply was delivered to American
Ambassador W. Cameron Forbes by the foreign minister.
The Japanese note, . addressed to Mr. Forbes, fallow
' I have the honor to acknowledge
Formation of an independent lency's note of January 8, which has had the most careful
attention oi tnis government.
The government of Japan is well aware that the
eminent of the United States O - .
could always be relied upon to
I do everything In their power to
I support Japan's efforts to secure
full and complete fulfillment in
' every detail of the treaties of
Washington and the Kellogg
treaty for the outlawry of war.
"They are glad to receive this
additional assurance of the fact.
I "As regards the question . ,, . ' ,
h wnich your excellency speciflcal- AnQTesen Held After AutO
Lily mentions of the policy of the LIU DnJim:
state comprising all Manchuria
and Mongolia was reported in
Japanese dispatches to Shanghai
to be progressing rapidly at Muk
den under the sponsorship of the
Japanese military. It may be set
up February 11
FIVE ARRESTED ON
ID WINTER'S CRIP
MADE DY MELLON
Los Angeles Has
Snow in History
r LOS -ANGELES, Jan. 15 (AP)
-WIth" snow several feet deep
back in the mountains the sun.
patron god of the' southland, alias
southern California, winked out a
fitful apology between rain, show
ers late today on its pet province,
which was flabbergasted at dawn
with a modern day miracle r a
It snows every winter in the
upland areas but never In the 54
years history of the weather bu
reau baa there been a measurable
snowfall in downtown Los An
geles, which this morning received
two inches. This melted quickly,
however, nnder thrusts pt a lag
gard son, and never more than an
inch was on the ground at a time.
Cure For Drug
ITHICA, N. Y., Jan. 15 (AP)
Complete breaking of a mor
phine drug habit in six days by a
treatment new to medicine was
reported today at Cornell uni
The narcotic patient apparent
ly was completely cured, and
with little discomfort.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15 (AP)
Through a spokesman, Secre
tary Mellon denied today any con
versation with bankers or state
department officials concerning
loans to Colombia or with Presi
dent Olaya of that country re
garding a concession to the Gulf
It was part of a sweeping dis
avowal to the house judiciary
committee of every charge made
against the treasury chief by Rep
resentative Patman, Texas demo
crat, who Is seeking his impeach
ment. Alexander W. -Gregg, youth
ful and Quiet - spoken attorney,
was Mellon's spokesman.
Gregg said Mr. Mellon dictated
a statement which said in part:
"Mr. Mellon has never had any
conversation with officials of our
state department concerning the
Colombian loan nor has he had
any conversation with any bank
ers with respect to this loan."
Team is Winner
Over Salem High
June Scovton Leads All
County Pupils in Tests
The Gresham high school
baters were given the decision in I noon.
their debate with the Salem neg
atlve team here -last night. The
critic Judge, Ross Knotts, Wil
lamette university student, based
his decision on the strength of
the Gresham case. Robert Reed
Charles West and Waldo Mills
upheld the negative for Salem,
while Thomas Bechtol and Anne
Abrahams spoke for Gresham, on
the unemployment insurance
question. The debate was not
state interscholastic competition
Salem high's affirmative team
Tuesday afternoon will go to
Gresham for the return debate.
PORTLAND, Jan. 15. (AP)
Winter remained in full command
of the weather in Oregon tonight.
Snow flurries fell intermittently
In many sections of the state dur
ing the day and tonight Klamath
Falls reported a new and heavy
snow storm In p: ogress. Ten inches
of snow had fallen at Government
Camp on Mount Hood during the
24 hours ending at 4 p. m. Ap
proximately two inches of snow
fell in Portland.
In the Willamette valley low
lands the snow melted almost as
fast as it fell. At Eugene the snow
de- turned to rain in the early after-
PORTLAflD, Jan. 15. (AP)
Jay S. Moltzner, managing direc
tor of the Guardian Building St
Loan association, was sentenced
to. two years in the penitentiary
today following his conviction
Thursday on a charge of lending
funds of a building and loan as
sociation without security.
Sentence was imposed by Cir
cuit Judge Walker of McMInnvllle.
Moltzner is at liberty under
$10,000 bail pending possible mo
tion for a new trial or appeal to
the state supreme court.
passed, affirmed his Innocence ;
and declared that his being made ,
i felon by reason of technical i
violation of a law which I was not
cognizant of nor a party to is to
me but the grinding of a politi
cal grindstone that makes me a
subject for a Roman holiday."
Judge Walker, in passing sen
tence, referred to the defendant's
being an attorney with "knowl
edge of the law." He said he felt
'the defendant had had a fair
so-called open-door, the Japanese
government, as has so often been
stated, regard that policy as a
cordial feature ,of the politics of
the far east and only regret that
its effectiveness is so seriously
diminished by the unsettled con
ditions which prevail throughout
All Efforts Pledged
To Maiutaln Policy
"Insofar as they can secure it,
the policy of the open door will
always be maintained in Man
churia as in China proper.
ZORN IN COURT IN
DOC LICENSE CASE
Crisis For Dry
Cause Looms is
. By Snow and Y;
Luncheon is Off ch?
To June Scovton, Auburn school
eighth grader, go first honors in
Marlon county for the best rank
ing nnder the Stanford achieve
ment test, Mrs. Mary Fulkerson,
county school superintendent, an
nounced here yesterday. Jnne
made a mark of 112.5 in compar
ison with the normal mark of 90
for children of her grade In
Announcement by Mrs.' Fulker
son came after all eighth grade
A. S. Allen, general secretary CT. 1. T.ZaZ
b! thl Juest and Speaker constituted the basis for the exam-
l t th a local Y ination which is a standard one
at . .J10" - .Vw riven throughout the United
that he had been deiayea ny snow
In the mountains and would be
unable to keep the engagement.
C. A.-Kells. general secretary here,
called off the luncheon. .
- Mr. Allen was returning from a
- toonth'a tour of California to sur
yey the Christian associations. ;
time in this county, hopes to as
certain weakness- In pupil's accom-
nlishment with the view oi im
proving instruction so the defi
ciencies will be removed during
the p.hool year. She also will ob
tain more accurate information on
the work being accomplished
each school in the district-
Second place in the county went
to Jessie Hicks, Keizer eighth
grade student, who won a mark
of 111.8. Third place went to Mil
dred Oakes, Salem Heights school.
111.5. John Davis of Roberts came
fourth with a mark of 111.4 and
Alice Cunningham of Liberty fifth
with a mark of ill.
'Announcement was also made
of the ranking of the various
schools in the county, onjy the
eighth graders taking the examin
ation. These results follow:
One-room schools: First, Cham-
poeg; second, Harmon; third, Par-
rlsa Gap. . ,
Two-room schools: First, Meha
ma; second, Middle Grove;, third.
Three-room schools: First, Tur
ner; second, Stayton; third, Scotts
Four-room schools or more:
First, Mill City; second, Stayton;
third, Keiser. -
Allen Leaves to
Session in East
W- G. Allen, district manager
for Hunt Brothers Packing com
pany, today will leave by train for
Chicago where he will attend the
convention of the National Can
ners association. He will go by
way of San Francisco to join oth
er officials of his company.
After the convention, Allen
plans to go on to New York City
and Washington, D.
ness. He expects to return to Sa
lem within a month.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15
(AP) The Anti-Saloon league
convened here today and was
warned by one of its leaders that
prohibition can be won or lost in
the November election.
F. Scott McBrlde, general su
perintendent of the league,
opened its biennial convention
asserting "we must shun the pit
falls of partisanship and seek
Henry Zorn, one of the heavi
est taxpayers in the eounty and
a farmer of the Champoeg dis
trict, was served with a warrant
while in town yesterday charging
failure to obtain a dog license.
Zorn told Justice of the Peace
Miller Hayden that the dog on
which complaint had been made
did not belong to .him, and
pleaded guilty to the charge.
Warrant was sworn out some
days ago by the county dog li
Mr. Zorn was allowed to go on
his own recognizance, and it Is
probable the case will come up
in a week or so.
OLYMP1A MAYOR DIES
OLYMPIA. Wash., Jan. 15.
(AP) George G. Mills, Cfi, mayor
I of Olympia, a former state treas
urer and a Washington pioneer.
the support of the "drys in all dled tdaT n, home here,
parties for the maintenance of
Bishop Ernest G. Richardson
of Philadelphia was elected pres
ident, succeeding Bishop Thomas
Nicholson of Detroit.
Hits Pedestrian and
Considering snow and slush td
excuses for violating the traffic
laws, city police yesterday con
tinued their drive on errant nio
torists and made five arrests. tw
of them as the result of accidents.
cnaries Andresen, route nine.
was arrested on a reckless drivin
charge after his automobile had
struck a pedestrian, J. M. Newton,
is" i-ounn street, at Court an4
Commercial streets. NPTtnn
"They take note of the state- fered a broken nose, bruised facei
and leg. Andresen claimed he did
not see the man. He was fined 1
however, when he answered the.
charge in municipal court.
A. M. Calsse, 2075 McCoy ave
nue, was arrested for alleredlv
failing to give the right of way,
following a collision between hie
car and one driven by C. P. Gates
of Portland. As Caisse turned left
rrom North Capitol street to Ne
braska street, his machine ti
struck by Gates'. The Gates auto
ment by the United States gov
ernment that the latter can not
admit the legality of matters
which might impair the treaty
rights of the United States or its
citizens or which might be
brought about by means contrary
to the treaty of August-27, 1928.
"It might be the subject of an
academic doubt, whether in a
given case the Impropriety of the
means necessarily and always
voias tne ends secured, but as
Japan has no intentions of adopt- caromed off the Caisse car and
ing Improper means that ques- crashed Into a street corner sign.
Hnn nrAm tint nro.tfMllv a.i.a t, . fc
" '"--'j Bccoramr 10 renorts to th nniiA
Charges of speeding were filed
against Irving Hale, 754 South
Zlst street, and Joseph R. Hosier,
345 Center street. Ruth Draper,
965 North 18th street, waa r.
rested on a charge of falllne ta
stop at a through-traffic street.
Two other motorists were heard
on traffic charges by Mark Poul
sen, municipal judge, yesterday.
The driver's license of A. H. Mad-
Old Man Degression annarent- en route one, who waa arrested
ly took a swat at another line of Pn charge of failing to stop, waa
business in 1931 In this county
the business of marrying and
getting divorced. Figures released
yesterday at the county clerk's
office show that the number of
licenses Issued last year were 437
suspended for rive days, and the
case or A. C Halverson of Hood
River, charged with speeding, was
compared to 473 in 1930. Nine- C TinniPn Pnltna
tn twpnt-nlTi wa. Hotter W AHti C " ITUIlC
Of Honolulu to
teen twenty-nine was even better
as a marrying year, 519 couples
obtaining permits to wee.
While marriage business was
declining, divorce decrees were
also less numerous. In 1931 they
totalled 126. In the previous four
quarter period they , were 171.
Not since 1924 have marriage
licenses Issued been so few in
this county. In that 12 months'
period 417 licenses were Issued
by the county clerk,
lax Equalizers to Take
Active Part in Politics
Golf is Halted
By Heavy Rains
The Marlon county tax equal
ization league will take an active
.. in Mtmln, nrlmir 1mv
FOr February 4 tlons and the fall vote, officers
said yeateraay aner r-suit
meeting of the body in the cham
ber of commerce rooms here. It
is probable the league's chief
concern, politically, will be . with
legislative candidates, following
out Its avowed policy of equal iz-
Tbe next meetinr of the atate
C.. on bust- j highway commission has been
postponed from January 21 to
February 4, . according to an
nouncement made at the offices of
the state highway department Fri
day. The postponement waa nee-ling and holding down taxes.
essary because of injuries suffer
ed recently by J. C. Alnswofth,
chairman of the commission.
The meeting will be held In
AGUA CALIENTE, Mex.
15. ( AP) T o r r e n tial rains Portland.
swept down Tia Jnana valley to-1 All delegations scheduled to be.
day, forcing a complete and disor-1 heard at the January 21 meeting.
deny rout of golf's conquistadors I have been asked to appear Febru-
as they plotted a third round fary 4, Bids asked for January 21
campaign in Agua Cal tente's 115,-1 will be openedat the February
000 open championship.! meeting.
W. A. Jones, reporting for the
committee 'which waited upon
the county court for further re
duction in the 1932 budget, ex
! pressed opinion that results were
satisfactory, save that salaries in
the various departments were not
Members of the league called
I attention to reports in eonnec-
HONOLULU, Jan. 15 (API
Already facing two investigation!
Into Honolulu s crime situation
and its climax in attacks oft
women and a resort to lynch
law, the territorial administra
tion moved today for a quick re
organization of the city's alleg
edly inefficient and politically
crippled police department.
A bill designed to purge the
department of politics and pro
vide it with an appointive in
stead of an elected head was pre
pared for presentation at the:
special session of the territorial
men hearing that the tax league
had presented a strong petition
.LI .k1t,uH a . M
Such was not the case, and thejgJfl ManneS tO
patrolmen matter, officials de- y iparztcrtf A trot r
The next session of the league
will be held February 6, at 1
o'clock at the chamber of com
meree, when the eounty road
master, Frank Johnson, will be
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15 (APb
The United States has tempor
arily reversed its policy of with
drawing American forces in Ni
caragua and will send 300 addV
invuea xo meet witn tne group M .Tjrr
I ivnn Ml w uvyvi via
tlon with the recent road patrol- tax group.
and discuss with them road mat
ters, ranging from men to ma
The league voted thanks to
the active and financial support
extended it by the Central
Howell Farmers' Union.
Henry Zorn of Champdeg Is
president and W. H. Stevens of
North Howell, secretary, of the
tlons In that country.
NINE ARE DROWNED
RIO DE JANEIRO. Jan. 15.
(AP) Nine persons drowned to
day after the little river steam e
Santa Clara capsized In the Sajft
Francisco river In the state: of