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EIGHTY-FIRST YEAR , Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, May 22, 1932 No. 362
strong dry Sentiment Here
! Significant; hop Men's
Ticket not Strong
This Issue Partly Accounts
For Trindle Victory
By SHELDON F.'SACKETT
Seldom baa an election in the
feonnty or state seen such close
contests as the one which finished
Friday at 8 p.m. Olcott's and
Hall's race for governor and Me
Narys tight for the state supreme
court were recalled as the hours of
Saturday wore on and Hawley and
Mott kept shoulder to shoulder In
a district-wide race for the re
publican nomination for congress
which remained anybody's victory
Until late Saturday night.
The close race was not confined
to a statewide contest. In Marion
county the battle for the district
attorney's position, and the race
for county commissioner were nip
and tuck contests with the win
tiers Indicated, but not certain, un
til the final precincts were count
ed. The race for Marlon county's
four delegates to the state legis
lature found a field of ten candi
dates fairly evenly divided al
though as the early returas were
augmented early Saturday morn
ing the field of four leaders be
Hop Men's Ticket
Fares Not so Well
Most significant in the county
returns was the upset of the Hop
growers' league ticket which with
few exceptions was defeated, by
the smaller number of candidates
endorsed by the Christian Federa
tion of Marlon county. The latter
organization, coming out with a
ticket the closing week of election,
undoubtedly brought a number of
"double-shot" votes Into the race
for the legislature. Carle Abrams
and Hannah Martin, being the
only candidates endorsed by this
"dry" league, won a concentrated
support while the Hopgrowers en
dorsements spread over a field of
five divided the strength of the
"wets" and made Romeo Oouley,
Incumbent, a decided fourth In ..he
rape for state representative.
Alan Carson's defeat for district
attorney was attributed by many
observers to the endorsement of
the "dry" vote for Trindle togeth
er with the strength of the Judge
L. H. McMahan vote throughout
the county. Carson's men had
freely predicted victory over Wil
liam H. Trindle, city attorney.
Surprise to Many
Roy Melson's successful race for
the county commissionership,
while not unexpected, was a sur
prise to many persons who
thought Melson would run high In
Salem but would be badly behind
In the rural districts.. The race was
thought to lie between Melson,
Heater and Porter. H. E. Kin.
endorsed by the "dry" ticket was
another case of a strongly organ
ized group exerting a dominant In
fluence. Throughout early Satur
day morning King was leading the
commissioner's race with Melson
and Heater close behind. As the
belated Salem precincts were com
pleted, Melson forged to the fore
and was a substantial victor over
King and Heater. Melson to a de
gree represents a new type of
eounty commissioner In the fact
that he has spent most of bis time
In this city and in business. Com
missioners usually have been
farmers and have resided outside
L. E. Barrlek surprised many
persons by his strong and suc
cessful race against Lloyd RIgdon
for coroner. Barrlek worked ar
dently for three solid months on
ibis campaign 'and was able to
combine strong support la the
i City with equally strong support
In the rural districts. -j
As 4 had been predicted, the
fight for the county sheriff's Job
waa between C. A. Ratcliff and
Oscar Bower and Bower, with the
asset or experience and a divided
field, won a substantial plurality
over his nearest rival.
Jkfott's Showing In
I James Mott's strength over W
. C. Hawley in Marlon county was
marked, it equalled the ratio run
up by W. A. Delsell in the gener
al elections In 1930 in his fight
gainst the incumbent. The pro
test against Hawley which had
been growing for years, seemed
to have reached its head in the
Hawley-Smoot tariff bill which
has been very unpopular and
which made Hawley the subject
of . much political attack. Mott
: jwas strongly . supported by the
i Hopgrowers' league, he had the
support of the pro-bonus men.
the anti-property tax and larger
federal benefits citizens and In
addition ha capitalized his per
sonal abilities as a speaker and
campaigner in a vigorous 45-day
race. .Hawley's defeat, which ap
peared certain at midnight, will
make national news - in view of
Its significance in the forthcom
ing national elections. -
W. A. Delzell'a tight-race with
Harver " Starkweather for the
democratic nomination came as a
i distinct surprise here when Del
sell was thought to be a two-to-
- one winner according to pre-elec-
. i tion predictions. Delzell's close
. t (Turn to page t, col. 8)
Meet Marion County Nominees
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OREeON VOTES I
By D. HAROLD OLIVER
WASHINGTON, May 21 (AP)
Oregon and Nevada delegations
got behind the Roosevelt band
wagon today and rolled it 16 votes
nearer the democratic presiden
At forecast by state party lead
ers, Roosevelt won the Oregon
primary easily and added 10 votes
to his column.
Nevada gave him c more by
convention action and boosted his
week's delegate winnings to 106
and his total pledged and claimed
strength to 468, exclusive of 105
his managers say he will get from
New York and Pennsylvania.
If the 105 are Included, the
New Yorker tonight would have
only 5 less than a majority 578
and he is conceded a good
chance to Increase this out of the
194 delegates yet to be selected.
including 72 next week.
But with 77fi, or two-thirds,
needed to nominate in the demo
cratic convention next month, the
antl-Roosevelt - forces claim they
will have enough votes to throw
the nomination to someone else.
This may turn out to be the case,
but a counter claim is that fa
vorite on state votes, once the
trend is noted on the first ballot,
will swing to Roosevelt In suffi
cient numbers to put him over.
Records Set by
NEW! YORK, May 21 (AP)-
Amelia Earhart-Putnam is: , , .
1, The first woman ever to fly
by plane across the Atlantic
2. The first woman to make a
solo airplane flight across the
3. The first person, man or wo
man, to make two plane flights
across the ocean.
Also, she apparently set a
trans-Atlantte time record when
she brought her plane down in
a field in Ireland today. She made
the crossing in 14 hours, 54 nun
Canneries Will Start on
Gooseberries This Week
First -packing of, the 1932 sea-
son in saiem canneries win oe
started this week, with a short
pack on gooseberries. A small
quantity of gooseberries Is already
on "the market here, and by the
first of next week picking will
start for canneries.
Hunt Bros, will probably start
the pack early in the week, with
Starr Fruit Products to open Its
10-day run Thursday. Producers'
Cooperative plant will handle
some gooseberries as will also
No gooseberries are contracted
for. and packers indicate that
they have already bought virtually
all such berries they win nanaio.
Neither acreage nor pack of goose
berries is large la this section.
Price paid ! for gooseberries by
one packer is almost up to last
year's figure of between three and
four cents, wane anotner piani
which makes one of tha heavier
runs on this berry has bought all
it needs at around two cents.
Possibly becausa tha yield Is
limited gooseberries will bring
better returns to tha grower this
spring than pther berries. Tha
strawberry situation has been re
peatedly characterised as Just
plain "rotten." particularly on tha
Marshall deal; and loganberries,
These four candidates were nom
inated by the republicans for
Marion county places la the
state legislature, and since there
were no democratic candidate,
they are virtually elected. Up
per left, Mrs. Hannah Martial
upper right, Otto K. Paulas ;
lower left. Col. Carle Abrams;
lower right, Romeo Oouley.
rnnviin r RnmTi wa fv-
ored for the 'democratic nomina-
tion by Marlon county partisans
by a five-to-one vote, a complete
check in the 79 precincts in the
county showed Saturday. His vote
was 2456 against 632 for "Alfal
fa" Bill Murray of Oklahoma.
Walter B. Gleason of Portland
won the democratic nomination
for United States senator. He
polled 11 S votes to 995 for Mar
shall Dana, runner-up and 886 for
Elton Watkins, third.
W. A. Delzell won a strong vic
tory in the county over Harvey
Starkweather, his opponent for
the congressional nomination. Del
zell had received a total of 2195
to Starkweather's 694 when the
final returns were in.
Body of Infant
PrtJinrJ in PfVPr
r Olinu 111 rvlvcr
PORTLAND, Ore., May 21
(AP) The body of a new born
baby was found floating la tha
Willamette river here today.
The coroner reported tha body.
"c"- " w"
cioiueu ua om aa uwnu ua
over the mouth and nostrils, ap
parently smothering tha baby,
the coroner said.
while better than strawberries, do
viewpoint as last year.
Contracts on strawberries are as
hard to find this year as gold at
the end of tha rainbow, and tan
ners who find themselves stuck
with contracts executed In 1920
and 1921 for six cents scarcely
conceal the fact that they wish
One of tha larger packers, talk-
lack of market, indicated that his
berries for under - tha contract
figure, but said ha would not say
that his company will sot do ao
If satisfactory agreement can be
reached with growers.
Added to tha fact that there is
a good holdover of last year'a ber
ry pack, tha yield this year prom
ises to make available about twice
as many berries as last year. A
huge Quantity of Marshals will go
to waste in this territory, as tar
as tha canners are concerned.
Etterberg growers f aca condi
tions slightly mors favorable than
the Marshall men, however, as one
packer put It: - r " -
- "Even if there were only halt
tha available berries that there
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LEAD AS LAST
Paulus, Martin, Abrams and
Gouiet in Legislative
Race are Winners
Trindle and Barrlek Among
Those Prevailing Over
HOW THE COUNTY RACES
70 Republican Precincts
Tan Winkle 8167
Jory 1725 (
Marlon county had a real re-
publican race Friday, the reports
which came in slowly throughout
the early hours of Saturday re
vealed, and not until the day had
worn along were several cioseiy
contested fights determined.
With 79 precincts complete in
the county, returns showed that
the county had voted to replace I
James W. Mott as republican
nominee for congres Instead of
W. C. Hawley, incumbent. Roy
(Turn to page 9, col. 6)
The canning and hop growing
season from present appearances
will absorb tha sarplus of local
U-w n n. notion, assistant
labor. D. D. Dotson. assistant
Employment office here, a'nnoun-
csa yesteraay. At present, oow-
srar. tha oversunnlr of labor con
Farm workers, woodcutters.
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1 4 "v. 7hTar Wrh th. nftica,
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iiiiMAffikA rean ana mnsi
ltt far woman.
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5 MUCH IMPROVED
tha houl rttVSSt ttoa 21 to"" Woods, more than two mile.
ti cents on city Jobs and from 20
or r.-m. TrAuf.
.nttM mmIt ti f K m onril with
2 , rV
T .ffrv.tv tin mam
tM nop growers and berry
.,V1, ,- ..Mt
asking that they harvest!
,v, m.nnm ... .A'.vU
meir crops ir at au possiaie, con-
slderlng prices, in order to pro-
Strawberry picking is expected
to start around June 1.
Cop Pulls Mean
f Inn on .xniO7ior
DrixAC Otrrn far
Is It tha "cons" who have tha
reputation, or Just their automo-
Tha latter apparently was tha
answer for George Miltonberger,
920 Tamarack street, who waa ar
retted yesterday afternoon on a
charge of speeding.
I didn't think It was yon." ha
said to tha arresting city traffic
officer. Where's your green
On his way to work, tha officer
was driving his own ear Instead
of tha city's green roadster. Mil-
tonberger was cited to appear in
municipal court tomorrow after -
noon. . , .
New Faces For
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At top, Roy Melson, nominated
for county commissioner to suc
ceed John Porter. Below, It. E.
Barrlek, nominated to succeed
Lloyd T. RIgdon as coroner.
CULM ORE, Ulster, North Ire
land. May 21 (AP) Amelia
Earhart Putnam, the first woman
ever to fly the Atlantic alone.
landed this afternoon in a field
In this green countryside after a
hazardous flight in which she con
quered fog and storm and the
even more dangerous menace of
Four hours after she put out
yesterday afternoon from Harbor
Grace, Newfoundland, she saw
flames spitting from her exhaust.
But she didn't turn back
"I thought It safer to go ahead"
Tonight she slept in the farm
house of Robert Gallagher, owner
of the field in which she landed.
Tomorrow she will go on to Croy
don, England, In a. borrowed air-
plane, leaving her own red and
gold monoplane to be crated up
and shipped back home.
Flying on the fifth anniver
sary of the successful conclusion
of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh's
New York-PalCs hop, she put her
name just under his on the roll
of transatlantic honors, for Col
onel Lindbergh is the only other
person in the world who has made
a solo transatlantic flight.
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m. n vrwn hnm..titr af
appeared during a bllzsard last
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on a mountain near tha Lake o'
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ALBANY. Ore., May 21 (AP)
Tha state federation of garden
clubs, In' convention here today,
voted to sponsor a state council
for preservation of roadside beau
ty. Tha council will be organised
la Portland October 27.
I Mrs. H. D. Pierson of McM inn-
was elected president of tha
Chain is Carved
From One Match
SILVERTON. May 21 The
carving, of. a 2 2-link chain from
U single match has attracted much
I attention at Sllrerton this f past
J week. Tha work was dona by Mil
j ton Torresdahl. tha son of Mr.
1 and Mrs. K. N. TorresdahL Milton
(did the carving with his ordinary
a a. il ' - - -
tnimiu i i i iiti n n n7V-n-
BY MARGIN OF
Carries 18" Precincts
Marked Change in Council
Setup is Forecast
For Next Year
Salem turned out more than a
60 per cent vote Friday to Peoure
the election of Douglas McKay as
mayor, returns completed Satur
day morning revealed. McKay s
total for the 24 precincts in the
city was 4229 to 3245 for Greg
ory, a lead for the former or 1054
votes. Gregory's count was within
ten of the total he received in
1930 when he barely defeated Ed
ward Rostein while McKay had
increased slightly more than one
thousand vote over Gregory's op
ponent In the former election. Mc
Kay will take office January 1
of next year.
In the race for mayor, McKay
carried 18 precincts, Gregory win
ning in the six precincts in the
north part of Salem where he re
sides and where his platform for
municipal ownership of the water
system and a mountain water
source of supply was sponsored.
Odtjly enough, McKay stands for
municipal ownership and a moun
tain water source of supply al
though at a lower cost than favor
ed by Gregory.
McKay's campaign, backed by
downtown business leaders, prom
inent American legion men and
other groups of energetic, pro
gressive leaders In the community
was won In the face of determined
opposition In north -Salem to any
move to upset Gregory while he
was part way in his program for
C. O. Rice was elected city treas
urer over Howard M. Perry, tak
ing 4391 votes to the latter's 2,
649. While Mark Poulsen won
more support than any other can
didate for city recorder, he did
not receive a majority and this
must be in the runoff election
next November. The count for
recorder was: Poulsen 3333, Boss
hard 3654; Jones 1369.
In a number of the seven coun
cilman wards, upsets were noticed
and new men were named to take
office. Several of them were back
ed by the same supporters who
had urged the re-election of May
Henry Vandevort won a plur-
lity for ward one but he will
have to run in the November fin
als against L. C. Parmenter who
(Turn to page 9, col. 1)
ARE CHOICES HERE
Henry J. Bean and Roy R. Hew
itt were the first and second
choices of Marlon county voters
tor position two in the state su
preme court, returns from 78 out
of 79 precincts showed late Satur
day. John McCulloch of Portland
came third with a total of 20ZS
rotes to 1717 tor James T. Brand.
fourth. Bean and Hewitt will be
tha run-off candidates next No
vember. Judge Bean has been on
the circuit and supreme court
benches for If years.
In the race for tha third posi
tion on the supreme court bench
Marlon county in 78 out of 79 pre
cincts gave a plurality to George
M. Brown. Incumbent, J. O. Bailey
of Portland was second and Loyal
Graham of Forest Grove third.
Tha count: Brown 258; Bailey
4809 Graham 2041.
Polk Commissioner Races
DALLAS, May 21 (Special)
Unofficial totals from the 35 pre
cincts in Polk county show that
tha percentage of registered vot
ers who voted runs slightly less
than S9 per cent. There are 7130
registered voters In Polk county.
According to figures taken from
tha vote on United States senator,
there were 442C votes east.
In Dallas there were 15S7 voters
registered and til votes cast,
making tha percentage slightly
Joseph Irwin Prance received
the support of tha Polk eounty ra
puUiaons la his campaign for tha
presidential nomination with 1198
votes to fits for Herbert Hoover.
Franklin D. Roosevelt proved to
be tha democratle nominee with
1000 votes to 251 for Vllllam H.
Murray, and 10 for Al Smith,
i -On tha republican ballot, Stel
wer held tha lead la the' race for
senator with 123fi votes. Stanfleld
received 117; Clark. It; Harlan
II 1 1 and Duncan. 120. For rep
resentative, Mott received 122 1
votes: Hawley. 1082; Hulet 117:
and Howard. 211. r- :
On the democratic ballot. Wat
kins led tha 'contest for senator
with 478. votes. Gleason had 442
land Dana S 21. For representative.
Twenty Five Years' Service in Congress by Local man
To Terminate; With 23 Precincts Left to Report Corpo
ration Commissioner, Also Salem man, Holds Appar
ently Safe Margin
Delzell and Starkweather Virtually Tied, Portland-man
Eight Ahead; Gleason and Watkins Also Have Close
Race With "wet" Less Than 200 to Good; Hewitt
Nominated for Justice
PORTLAND, Ore., May 21 (AP) Republicans of the
First Congressional district of Oreiron have chosen
James W. Mott, state corporation commissioner, rather than
the veteran congressman, Willis C. Hawley, to represent
them in congress.
With only 23 precincts unreported tonight. Mott held a
lead of more than 700 over Hawley in the votes cast in Fri
day s primary election and it was not expected that the re
turns yet to come would materially change the standing.
Votes tabulated from 779 precincts out of the 802 in the dis
trict gave Mott, 30,753, Hawley, 30,020.
From the very first the
End of Long
Willis Chatman Hawley. defeat
ed Friday by James W. Mott, has
served continuously in congress
for 25 years. Prior to election
there he had served as president
of .Willamette university from
1893 to 1902 and then for five
years as professor of history and
In the spring of 1907 Hawley
first went to congress and be has
never failed to be returned to
that office until the election Fri
day. In biany campaigns he has
been unopposed in either party.
Hawley served as ranking mem
ber of the ways and means com
mittee In the house at the last
session and because of the chair
manship, the tariff bill passed by
the congress was called by his
name and that of Senator Reed
Smoot. During the past week
press dispatches carried the re
port that Hawley's painting in
oiH had been placed In the com
mittee room of the ways and
means committee of the house.
RUM RU1EB CLUE
IN LINDY MYSTERY
HOPEWELL. N. J., May 21
(AP) The Lindbergh murder In
vestigation turned tonight into a
concerted hunt for a Jersey rum
runner, who two days before the
famous bahy's boay was iouna.
told that he knows several of the
band who perpetrated the fiend
ish kidnaping and killing.
As new light was thrown on this
"mysterious gangster, now sought
throughout the east, John Hughes
Curtis, "hoax negotiator." conferr
ed In his Jail cell at Flemington
with an attorney, and "Jafsie.'
tha ransome-payer, went dashing
through New England on an unex
Delsell received 708 and Stark
Results on the republican ballot
tor state ' of flees were: secretary
of state Hal E. Hoss, 1912;
George A. Palmlter. 822. State
treasurer Rnfu C. Holman, 1,-
881; Milt Scherplng, 188. Attor
ney general L H. Van Winkle,
2050: Earl C. Bronaugh, Jr., fz.
Senator tor ninth senatorial dis
trict George W. Denmaa, 1741;
Claude Buchanan, 210. Represen
tative for tenth representative
district. Dean H. Walker. 1288;
Stella J. Henry. 854; W. J. Stock
Results la the primaries for
Polk eounty offices were:
County commissioner republi
can: Q. W. Curtiss 1242; Harris
on H. Brant 1220. Democrat. C. C.
Gardner 722; George H. Hurra
219. Elbert L. Parrtsh 185.
; ' Republican, T. B. Hooker 1814
T. Grover .McDonald III, Wiley
A. Carpenter 200. Ezra E. Hart
111: H. 8. 2Ummerman'121.
Democrat, Robert H. Walker
887, a XL Stewart 452.
. Republican. Carl 8. Graves
1585. J. O. Mcintosh 1213.
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race between the two was close
0nd the lead changed hands sev
eral times. It was not until late
today that Mott finally took a
A second close race was that
between Walter Gleason and El
ton Watkins, candidates for the
democratic nomination for United
States senator. With 1597 pre
cincts out of the 1783 In the state
counted. Gleason held a slight
lead 19.458 to .19.249.
William Delzell and Harvey G.
Starkweather, candidates for the
democratic nomination for repre
sentative from the first district,
were virtually tied on returns
from 697 precincts. The count
was Delzell, 10,955, Starkweath
Associated Press tabulations at
12:15 a. m. (Sunday) In the va
rious contests were:
1559 precincts out of 1782 in
Rppublican representative (first)
Hawley 30.020 v
Republican representative (2d)
Republican secretary state
Republican state .'treasurer
Republican attorney general
Van Winkle 88,917
Democratic representative (1st)
Democratic representative (2d)
400 precincts i
Supreme court, position 2
Supreme eourt, position 2
Bailey 1 1.2 5 5
(By the Associated Press)
Central America was shaken
yesterday by severe earth trem
ors which apparently ware most
serious .at Zaeateeoluea City in
SHAKEN BY QUAKES
tha republic of Salvador, where
six persons were reported dead
and1 many Injured. .?
Tha earthquake . shocks were
felt in Nicaragua. Hondnrae and -.
Guatemala, as well as la El Sal
vador, where most of tha buildings ;
la Zaeateeoluea City , were damagb
ed. The town of San Juan in that
country also reported casualties.
The people of Tegucigalpa, Hon-"
duras. and Managua,' Nicaragua,
where tha shocks were felt la the
early morning, were alannedVbnt
, no damage was reported there