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;gElgHTYFIRST YEAR - - - , . . -; ; Salem, Oregon. Thgraday Moraing, Mirch"24. 1932 f.:- ."y,-?. .K.8U ,
i&IIREECDra DOZEN YOUTHS pH GEORGIA CASTS bllt ntCTDIM?
i TO. RDBBEHY OF $0WBm FACING ABREST r H SBItlG VOTE DTOUlWllw.l :
Walve Hearing. Plead Guilty
And Will be. Sentenced
r -Today for Crime v
Told They, majr Land in Jail for "Research in
Eastern Kentucky; 40 From New York
Start Trek Into Trouble Zone -
XTEW YORK, Mar; 23 (AP) Warned at a mass meeting
11 to "1
Have Been Entering Houses
And Taking Liquor, Is
State Police Word
hpwflrt nf Kpntur.kv rfiivalrv." 40 New York stu-
Schlag. Kubin; i Brundidge dents, Including 12 women climbed into busses today and Names Withheld; Extent of
However, Deny Part in BJ'LLZ 35? - - 13 ol Depredations Queried,
A request for police protection telegraphed ahead to
O County Attorney waiter B. mun
at rineTiiie, K.y.. Droasnt repiy
Outcome in Doubt
Three you ns men who were at
tested on Tuesday for. the .holdup
and. robbery, ol John Meredith -on
a side road near the fair grounds
on the night of last O tober 10,
will go before CIrtuit Judge L. H,
McMahan at 2 o'clock this after
noon for sentence. ''-.
. They admitted the erlme to po-
llrA tr1iv. lvut' : KAth tiro-
limlnary and grand Jury hearings Mechanical - MindedneSS Of
ana, wnen , arrsjgnea.. .pieaaea
guilty to assault, armed with a
dangerous weapon; - : -
The trio: : Benny Schlag 24,
. route three: Virgil Kobin, 20,
route two, and Clyde Brandrldge,
14 th and Mill streets. Information
of their arrest Tuesday was with-
. held pending further "inrestiga-
TOID BY SHELDOil
America has Retarded
Education until about 25 years
ago strongly reflected the me
chanical trend of all Americans.
Dr. H. E. Sheldon, dean of de-
tlon. They denied harlng commit-j partment of edncation, UnWersity
ted other local .crimes , of which of Oregon, remarked in an aa
they were suspected. ; 4 I dress before the. teachers et Sa
Orey Coffey Given y $'i T v llen assembled for the annual
Credlr aa Sleuth .. . ry - v -1 snrlnr banauet at the . Marion
ureait yesieraartwas oemg gir I hotel weanesaay nignt.
en Officer Orey. Coffey of the! The desire in the heart otmost
city police for solving the crime. 1 Americans is to invent a fool-
Although the affair had been kept
that his "advice to these ratUe
brained eoUege 'students is for
them to stay out of eastern -Ken
Allen Taub, counsel for the In
ternational labor defense, ad
dressing the mass meeting on the
Columbia university . e a m p n s.
warned the group to beware of
"Kentucky chivalry," and re
minded them that Waldo Frank,
writer, was beaten and ejected
from the state.
Forest Bailey, counsel for the
Civil Liberties union, told them
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Arrest hangs over the heads ef
a dosen senior and Junior high
school boys here for pranks they
have been committing In the be-"
lief, they say, that they were not
breaking the laws. . The pranks,
which have continued ta Salem
over a peprlod of several years.
consisted of breaking Into houses
and taking liquors.
ATI day yesterday Officer
George Thomason with other ef
the state police force Questioned
the boys singly and tn groups to
determine exactly the nature and
the frequency of the crimes they
considered only as pranks. At 10
o'clock. last night all were re
leased: until time for further
questioning. ' ;
In the meantime Officer Tho
mason. who for the past three
months has been seeking to Iden
tify the . perpetrators of the
thefts, expects to 'question still
other boys on the same matters.
N. Y. Governor. Runs 10 to
1 Over Judge Howard,
No 'Such Landslide Ever In
State - Says Democratic
V- Committeeman Cohen
John N, Garner, of Texas,' speak
er of the house, derived no aid
from, the Georgia primary la
whatever presidential hope be
" may have. Governor Roosevelt
of New York waa far ahead! f
1. C Howard of Atlanta, na
tive son who Intended to tmra
! his delegate over to Garner.
Director's Department Store, MacMarr Grocery, Byrne's
Practically; Wiped out; Entire Fighting Force 0f,Gty
Battles to Prevent Spread to Hamilton's as Flames
Roar Skyward; Walls Left Standing
Probable Total Damage $100,000; no Lives Thought Lost
Though Several Persons Sleeping in Buildings si ths
Time; Structures -Owned by Heirs of Breyman Brothers
And Were Built Many Years ago
in mind since last Octoher.not un
til a week ago could n'tlrfgle due
be obtained. Officer Cofey with
cooperation ot Lieutenant Walter
Lansing, and others- h stile
police followed up a tip he glean
ed from sources be prefers not to
reveal. - The arrests and confes
sions were the result.:
- At time of the holdup, Meredith
was sitting in his parked automo
: bile with a woman friend, -when
an old coach - type - car stopped
alongside and; two men v armed
with revolvers' accosted him. One
r (Turn to page 2, col. 1)
During the past week he obtained SUpDOlt 0T Administration
I t mm I InTnriniTinn IPsln in W Tfl rnn insiu .- ma m m m.
machine, continued -the nptjinance Reouinna Moves Mr af ;hVnr.k.uVa-7 Recaiiea: Joe uunne.
BITTEfl: IS RieUT
t LOS ANGELES, March 22
- fAP) Ambulances whined up to
the door, of Dr. Kenneth E. Cas
person, police surgeon, twice tc
v day,' and he had cause to remem
ber some solemn public warnings
which he spoke at the first ot
" March. - . "
.Then he said March is one of
the worst months ot the year for
dog bites and advised citlxens to
be careful of both',peU and strays.
1: Being a food poisoning expert, he
, also bespoke care In eating certain
foods daring the month,-especially
v. some kinds of rea food. -
4 ' Shortly after lunch today, -Dr.
. Casperson was rushed to the hos-
pltal - f or stomaeh pumping. He
had been poisoned by eating fish
of a certain kind and condition.
- He was returned home, weak but
'Two hours later, the ambulance
returned and Dr-Casperson was
taken to the operating room for
a emergency treatment. - " V;
- j 'Started : to play : with . my P.t
pvhiM and the brute bit me:
ha moaned.'. MWell, I was right,
dean, and this desire has ieaaea
into ' the. school systems. ! This
mechanical background for in
struction has come partly because
of the untrained teaching force
with which the schools " were
manned until within the past 30
years, was thje opinion of Dr.
Sheldon. In , the past if a good
mechanical set-up was established
in. school systems then teachers
who planned that it their luck
was good they - would ' teach no
longer than three, years at most,
could do the minimum of .harm.
With . this mechanical outlook
tests, measurements and research
became predominant, and the
school became a place where the
natural curiosity and motor
mindedness of a child was not
appreciated, the . Dean told
- "Education Is the development
of Individuals" Dean Sheldon
told his listeners, and the success
ot education depends upon pro-
- (Turn to page 2, col. 1)
To be Registered Plan
Before Credit men
Action on Gas
PORTLAND. March 23 (AP)
The state board of control In
session in Portland today, again
postponed action on the annual
gasoline contract - award - when
Governor! Julius L. Meier request- j Paulus,
ed time for further study of the
bid prices and conditions-under
which bids were made. The meet
ing was called in Portland preced
ing the governors cepanure zor
San Francisco tonight,
Bids on the million gallons of
gasoline for state : consumption
were opened at Salem March 14,
in which the majority of compan
ies bid 12.9 cents a gallon maxi
mum price on: bulk gasoline. The
Texaco company put in a -lower
,bH- for 12.5 maximum. ' -
- An ordinance requiring trans
fer companies to report to the police-all
addresses from which and
to which household goods are
moved -may be Introduced before
the city council shortly as result
ot discussion before the- Salem Re
tail Credit association yesterday.
A similar ordinance In effect In
New Orleans was discussed, and
the credit men asked that a com
mittee be named for further study
and to report back next Wedne-
day. City Attorney W. H. Trindle,
a guest at the meeting yesterday,
' was asked to draft such an ordln-
blglance for Salem, and agreed to
The ordinance . would make It
mandatory for all transfer com
panies in the elty to tile reports
of removals Immediately with the
city police, and this information
would be open to use of the pub
lic - ",,
-Such aa ordinance would be of
material ' benefit to -. business
houses and all creditors in cases
where shifts. In residence, either
In nr without th'm. rttr. vera made
in I to evade payment of debts, It was
argued. . ,.
To View Proposal ?
On the committee which will
confer with City Attorney Trindle
and which will report back at the
next association meeting are Otto
Ed Schunke and Law
rence Simon. - ' -
In discussion relative - to ' the
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No arrests have been made and
names of the boys Involved are
being withheld by the officers
until It Is decided whether or not
It will be necessary to take action
against them. s
"We hardly know what to do
with the boys, said Officer Tho
mason last night. They say they
didn't realise they were iommit-
ting crimes. They will probably
be our leading citizens In a few
years. . We hope we can bring
hem to see the seriousness of
the offenses so that they will not
have a blot on their future."
Parents of the boys, at request
of the police, attended the ques-
Sam ..Brawn. Marlon, county's
holdover senator, will be a candi
date for . president of the upper
house in the 1933 session, he an
nouneed while In Salem yesterday.
Brown Is a prominent farmer liv
ing near Gervais.
In the last session he was a
strong supporter of the admini
stration. In prior sessions he had
worked In harmony with George
W. -Joseph. So strong was his at
tachment to the late senator, that
he refused in 1231 to be sworn
Into office by any member of the
state supreme court.
Joe E. Dunne, Multnomah coun
ty senator, Is reported from Wash
ington, D. C, where he has been
visiting, as a candidate for senate
president The candidacy ot Sena
tor B. L. Eddy of Roseburg
blooms perennially while Fred B.
Kiddle of LaGrande made a pre-
' ATLANTA. March IS (AP)
Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt
won a smashtnr victorr In tha
Georgia presidential preference
primary today over Judge G." H.
Howard of Atlanta, who was run
ning with the avowed Intention of
lining np his state's votes at Chi
cago for Speaker John N. Garner.
The returns late tonight placed
398 of the 410 county unit votes
la the Roosevelt column with five
Governor Roosevelt had a lead
, of almost 10 to-1 In the popular
rote over Howard. The vote so far
reported wast s 1,4 9 8 for Roosevelt TTuRE which started at midnight In the basement of th
..a MacMarr Grocery store No. 79, 174 North Commercial
tllJi?Tj!& street, swept through both stories and basements of the
it rose as u returns piled ta Breyman and the White buildings in the early hours this
from an parts ot the state. morning, gutting both buildings and virtually destroying the
M.?toaimJ!LSW..?lfS stocks and equipment of the varied business and profession
Vl,r"!!mtVL al establishments located in both these structures.
York governor congratulations. I No lives are thought to have been lost in the fire aW
m all of Georgia's political though several people were sleeping in the two buildings
history no candidate has ever be-1 t.AM ti,. k,.. tv.
I fore received suck a sma.hlnc ma- iT. unLr JT' .
Jority in all sections as being re-1 uiruugu na uiucu ux mc wwv uuuiuujjs u was uui. ui xuuitca
iported tor yon at this time," the I and routed at least three people who were unaware, that
the structures were aiiame. v-
major's telegram said.
IS BEING CHECKED
ROSEBURG, Ore., March 23
(AP) Notice was received here
today that the state department
of agriculture will take steps to
enforce grade and standard rul
ings to stop the activities ot "broc
J. Roland Parker, county fruit
inspector, and Charles A. Cole,
ehlet of the division of plant in
dustry, will be In charge of the
The state department alleged
that peddlers are buying direct
from the field and trucking the
ibh is in
liPOIl C1E BHD
limlnary bid for the Job at the I ""..A,;. t'
Medford, Marshfield, Eugene and
The senate presidency, carrying --51 -ZllZZ.7Zi
with it the duties of Ueutenant- "m t VLt.nVr.
gorernor. is regained as the most m-ked braQd Bum.l
able. The race for the position is
FIIICIIOT is ira
. , : Lafferty
CULLED iriTO PLIY
The city's new vagrancy ordi
nance, passed- recently by . the
council at the behest of business
and credit men, was brought into
play by the police yesterday for
the first time. . B.-J. Ryan was
arrested and Jailed on a charge
of giving worthless checks, which
under the ordinance constitutes
vagrancy. He will be arraigned
I before Municipal Judge Mark
Poulsen today. - ' .
.The ordinance provides that
any person Issuing a cheek which
the' banks refuse to honor shall
be notified by the drawee or a
police officer and given 48 hours
In which to restore the sum of
tha check. If the amount of the
check la hot refunded at - this I in the legislature from this coas
tline the writer Is liable to ar- ty .were placed in circulation yes-
rest oa charge of vagrancy as I leraay. s-nenoa oi ira m i v. rwliaa and
aoon aa a second nroteat la filed Eauallsatloa and ReducUon lea- " . -V.-
Damages to the two buildings
were estimated at 240.000 while
stocks and equipment loss was es
timated to run between 840,001
The flames licked through
both buildings while the entire
tire fighting force of the city and
every piece of equipment was
nressed into use. Between 1 and
?, .-tY? tnriate"d, Burns man Formerly Here
and the large stock ot furniture
on the three stories and base
ment where the Hamilton Fur
niture company is located.
Greatly Imperiled -
v Concentrating their defense at
the Joint wall between the White
and Hamilton buildings, mem
bers of the fire department were
(Tarn to page 2, coL 3)
Takes Dana's Place
Petitions asking that the name
of Henry' Zorn be placed ' on the
May republican primary ballot
tor nomination as representative
Inspectors at all markets will
be notified to confiscate all broc
coli not conforming to the grade
marked oa the crates and to cause
the arrest ot peddlers selling broc
coli not In keeping wita state
... A - new name brought forward
in Portland for candidate for state
treasurer Is that ot P. J. Stadel-
Ninety Five Boys Given
'-m - 'nr -L ' JL nomination for president
Awards at. Honor cCAumqssssg-
PORTLAND, Ore., March 23.
(AP) An informal invitation to
Governor Gilford PInchot of Penn
sylvania to enter his name In the I
Oregon primary for the republican
nomination for president was teie-
flve- times mayor, of that city.
Eastarn Oregon has had no rep
resentation oa the board of con
trol for about 40 years, and this
Is urged la his favor. : .
. Stadelman , has made no deel
ton In, resnonsa to urging that
to put nis nam on u oaiiou i t. tit:,.-. ,m in. WJ1
Zora said it was not his tnten- f' PortUnd. Theaame laweii-
Record, Reed of
gu which he heads, were circulat
ing the petitions. " ' "
Zorn, la town yesterday oa bus
iness, said he would not make aa
aetive race but would ni tor rep-
resenUUve la the -petition circu
lators were successful." One hun-l
PORTLAND. March 23. (AP)
An alleged, gambling room la a
downtown business buildings was
damaged by a bomb explosion
early today. No one was Injured.
. Windows were shattered, and
plaster was dislodged. A large
felt-covered table was wrecked.
Plaster fell from the eeiliag of a
Jewelry store directly, below . the
rOOm.' :,-' . ; ..
A shattered leather ' dice cup
was found on the floor together
with a small section of dynamite
fuse. Police expressed the opinion
the die cup had contained the
bomb. - -
Patrolman OH. Teomans, who
heard the., explosion from three
blocks away, was the first, to
reach the scans. He saw no one.
PORTLAND, March 23 (AP)'
Dr. L. E. Hibbard, Burns, was
appointed a member of the atate
game commission tonight by Gov
ernor Julius L. Meier. Hibbard.
will succeed . Marshall N. Deaa, i--cbafrman
of the commission for.
the past year, who resigned yes
terday. Dana is a candidate for
the democratic nomination for '
United State senator.
Hibbard has long been aetive la
sportsmen's activities, the gover
nor said, and has been a supporter I
of the large Malheur lake gas ; :
The state game commission 'at
its next meeting will elect its V
chairman to Teplaee Dana. Hie
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4 V ;
One of the largest boy scout ,
honor courts ever known In Cas
cade area was held at DaUas last
night. Ninety-five bays appeared
for awards which varied from sec
ond class badges to life, star, and
,tive-year awards i
Judge George Rossman, assocl-ate-JusUce
of the state suprem
addressed the boys, and
Judge H. H. Belt, associate Jus
tice, presided. T. C. Roake was
clerk of court, - . - "m '
The five-year service award was
presented to Paul H. Hauseras?
sistant scoutmaster oi djmui
trAA l. hv XL . "Max" Page.
sta awards went -to - Robert
Rmith Salem trooo 12. and Wil
Uanf - Tommlson. Silverton troop
23, and a life award to Claire Jar
vis, Silverton troop 20. -:
other awards were -as follows:
' - First class merit badges Gen
Tnf Tom Gabriel. Edwin c-
, . Wain, Tom Earls, Roger Kellogg,
; - Richard Hlday. Cleave Bartlett.
rranda Lott. Paul Barger. Gor
don Black. Bob Smith, Walter
Bailey and Gerald Newtou of Sa
lem; Scoutmaster Harry R. Lar
gon. Assistant Scoutmaster Roy A.
from Multnomah county. and Pe- i
Lyle ter Zimmerman, formerly state j
from Yamhill county.
Petty; Douglas Brady,
Soecht. Phillip Hlmmell. Harland I senator
Anderson. Jack Meyers, Ronald I signed the telegram which read:
Asboe. Wesley Williams, Harold I - "Many people la Oregon feel
Odman, Norris Bauangrua, Koo-iyou snouia permit your name to i swimming ana cinng enampion
ert Nelson. Melvln Hewitt, ciair i to be filed lor tne prestaency. you snips, nere.
Jarvls, Boyd . Williams, wmiam i can win easily, it may ieaa to
Tommlson, Glenn WahU Werner i your a elecuon. No cost to you.
ChUberg and Commissioner kpj i Many letters souowing.
Brady f ot Silverton; Kaymona
Johnston. Burton 'McKibbon and
Gerald-Vlnton of Dallas; snn mc
Greevy and Frank Adams et Falls
City; Richard Snider and Russell
Sbeon of Monmoutn. ,
Second class Jnem Daagea
uHan. John v van orsuoi. rani
nr.CT V - I Uon to run for tin house until
from the old mark. Paul Latf erty. members l
Multnomah Athletic club. Port- rl'Vl
known In the valley because his
son was a famed footban. center
at Oregoa. c V
. Recognizing the oratorical abil
ities of Lieutenant Walter Las
sing ot the state police and desir
ing to show their esteem for hiss. .
ltw itMtM tiv (Thief TruV
Wttliam Summers. Jttor. Mlat0f terdsy sent him what
they deem proper attire rer aa
of fleer appearing oa the'pablie
platform. ' 1
Lieutenant Lansins- lately aa
been engaged la a program eC edu
cational addresses eoneeraiag
and his son. Norman, who were
sleeping on the same floor, told
. police they did aot hear the blast.
Summers told poliee he had rent
ed the room In -which the oomn
exploded to one C F. Howard. He
land, set a new northwest record
tor - the men's loo-yard breast
stroke swim of 1:11.0 tonight In
the annual : Paelfle northwest'
Kenneth Lawrence Portland
Natatorium, was second, and
Charles Reed,alem, third. ' ;
date and agreed that Zorn was the
man to run.' At a meeting in Sil-
verton Monday the league also en-
orsed the candidacy of W. C.
Pettyjohn Of this dty. Zora has
been president of the tax league
since Its formr tion In this county.
Older Boys ' Conference
To Open Here Tomorro w
had been paid In advance, he said. I Wgnway safety and relattoa f
the pouee aad the puuc
I Frank Marshall
mWith 52 Nanies
Jones,. Robert Taylor, .Lawrence
" PORTLAND, Ore.. March 22
(AP) Robin Reed ot Reedsport, I
Ore- claimant t the worw I
Opening . at 4, o'clock tomorrow
afternoon will be the 11th annual
Marion-Folk ' counties older hoys
Governor Azam at thr. m. d a. at that time.
-t .7 i 5. I club legders will meeT at o'clock-!
PORTLAND. Ore.Marv;23 d ta enure poap'wm gauer
mm - - -
uieiet is Away;
(AP) Governor Julius L. Meier I at :S0 o'clock for the conference
and Mrs. Meier left tonight for I banquet. - - ' V :
Ttanmrartner. IKlrk : BeiL, rerry i me iarKes( numoer 01 aiRB-1 - "t. -Ttr A .T: . I ..v" -i. vk n.fi. VMtrd&T.
T smith Elmer Smith. Hares yet obtained on a petition I aroppea two iau out wrw iu nouasys witn ueir aaugniero ana i -
Thrapp, Leosmun, timer bmiwi. i c ""uf" ",Ti 1 tt jaum t Prova. Utah .here .! f.miiu. v Jn.nh Ehr.lC A. Kells. Salem T general se-
weight Umlt, however, aad what-hiext Monday, iiii,: Jtaat .aroaad.TS hers wm attend
-?.t -O -Amm n lt1 I Tn. V .M.MAA',ltuu tkt tWO-daT CO U I ST CSC S. . ThlS IS
were not at sUke. Jones weighed j from the sUte WUUrd L. Marks Ismtller than in other years. Mel
140 pounds. Reed, 144 2-4. - of Albsny. president of the senate, via Kelly or Udependenee, .eon-
n.A VA flnt fait In iMl.tl1 ait ,n,,ranr- ttnt-' It U I ferenca Bresldent. Said thSS T IS
lth a crabhold. Jones was the stated here the governor did not j boys would come from theretbe
second In 4:7 with a flying head expect 5 It necessary . for ? him i to largest single delegation expeeted.
scissors and the last-la 5:4 with
a whip wrlstloek. .
'. rAAmn .nit TVtnll SaWver 1 Marshall, candidate, for the second
I. cn.tn--.irimnath Blanchard. I ward position. His petitions bore
Theodore Coon. Elbert Hawkins. 1 2 signatures. Msrshalllias come
tr2Cr T.t r...,Pn. lia out in favor of a municipal water
Johnston, Harry Watson and Har- system and a balanced budget. .
liT ALZL.: Vk.li.- . . . -. ; I , Elmer A. Daue tiled a petition
"nd-claisadgw Steve fofthe thirard posiUon bear,
.r5r ri -n.nm-lfnr iQ names. His slogan is: "En-
, s tarn to page u"" ,
come to' the 'capital during the I H.; E. ToMe, supenntenaent ot
brief absence, . . -1 SUytoa: schools, wiu, serr
Whea the lieutenant
the rostrum hereafter, he can. 12 :
he wishes, wear the "proper at- .
Ure: Maek cutaway coat, vet ta
accompany. ''If he does net Pw
sess the black or striped grx
trousers ta complete the aasenv-
toastmastar at the banquet.: The j ble, the local police, they say, wOT
welcome will be given by Everett 1 gladly provide these aiso. ; . -
Clark, president ot the Salem T. , Many a cnuexi ;waa nw
Junior board, and the response by about the police headquarter yee-
Donald Lehman, student body pre- ter day afternoon over, tb "MginT,
sident of Silverton: high- school, to the JoviaL popular state Be-.
Addresses relating to the confer-1 tenant. A monkey suit" wt wr
enc theme, Taxing the rutur i enhance nu tau Dgurs.
Together,' wlU be made by C. A. I said. . ' i. K ,
public .Instruction, and Professor. J delegated the honor ot deUverlag -
Carl W. Salser Of Oregoa state i tno speakers awww w icku
college.1--? - v 1 Lansing at stite poUce heagaar-.
Devotions, discussion groups iter in tn eapiiou it w"cor
and recreetloa will b the order (cholson's chagrin. Superintendent
oa Saturday, - At noon tne a tie-1 cs anea rray nuwa w ""
gaUs will b guesU et a group ef I girt ror nis assistant wo r
Salem but in ess men. in the arise- ana to tax w w
nooa th main athleU event ! la persoa. As the lieutenant was
the conference, a basketball gasse busy giving ; dictation, OtHcer
between the boys and their slab Nicholson was spared immediate
leaders, will b played. Oeaeh baekCr or -wit from on who la .
Harold C Davis of Sllvertoa wiU known la police circles to be a
direct recreational activities. .. master ta the art." " .'